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Jordan Jordan: Preserving the past, preparing for the future In 1854, a man settled on a piece of land and built a log house in what was then called Sand Creek, but shortly thereafter became “Jordan.” Jordan’s first structures were crude log cabins. These later gave way to modest, but sturdier structures. Often they were made of brick from a local quarry. Today, Jordan’s downtown area has become an antique shoppers’ paradise, with dealers selling their wares from a variety of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stay at the historic Nicolin Inn and Mansion and enjoy all Jordan has to offer. Adding to the nostalgia are the Jordan Brewery and the Feedmill Restaurant. An old-time feed mill in former years, the Feedmill Restaurant still boasts the original wood floors and an awesome view of Sand Creek, which winds its way along the rear of the restaurant and downtown area. Across the street is the famous Pekarna’s Meat Market. Jordan residents are proud of beautiful Lagoon Park. Complete with a year-round running waterfall, the park is located on the edge of the spring-fed Mill Pond. In recent years the city has made many improvements to the park, including wrought iron railings, paved walking and bicycle paths, fishing rocks and pier, a fountain and a beach. Nearby, at the new Jordan Veterans Park, more than 300 plaques and a dozen benches honor families’ and individuals’ involvement in military affairs, and the city’s heirloom cannon sits on a pedestal with five military seals, surrounded by flags. It’s a fitting tribute to all servicemen and women. As growth occurs, the people and the Jordan City Council strive to keep the community’s small-town flavor. Jordan honors its history during the annual Heimatfest. These unique celebrations help connect the old and new in Jordan — it’s a great place to visit and an even better place to call home.

August Scott Carver Threshers Harvest Festival Firefighters Golf Tournament

September Miss Jordan Pageant Jordan Classic Cycle and Car Cruise Heimatfest St. John’s Fall Festival Firefighters Street Dance

October Jordan High School Homecoming Jordan Business Trick or Treat

November December Commercial Club Christmas Tree Lighting at Pekarna Park Jordan Area Chamber Jordandazzle Parade

February Mill Pond Masters Ice Golf Tournament Jordan Commercial Club

April Celebrate Jordan

May Memorial Day Services

June Illuminight 5K - Jordan Chamber

July Scott County Fair

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ATTRACTIONS Parks Regional Parks Trails Nature Recreation Outdoor Public Swimming

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LEISURE Performing Arts Studio Arts Organizations Youth Organizations Youth Sports

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GOVERNMENT City of Jordan Meetings City Departments Utilities Ordinances Scott County Frequently Called Numbers Libraries Utilities Metropolitan Council Watershed Management Licenses & Documents U.S. Postal Services Health & Human Services Elections State Programs State of Minnesota United States

Hospitals Medical Clinics

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Jordan Public Schools ISD 717 Other Area Schools Special Programs Help & Support Services

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MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce

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PETS Dog Licenses Lost Pet

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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Managing Editor: Richard Crawford Editor: Amanda McKnight \ Editorial content: Rachel Wittrock Cover Design: Nicole Bullock \ Editorial Design: Steve Christiansen \ Advertising: Blair Selk Special thanks to the city of Jordan, Jordan School District, CAP Agency and Scott County for their contributions. Every effort has been made to provide an accurate directory, but if errors have occurred please let us know about them. Published by Jordan Independent, 109 Rice Street, Jordan MN 55352. Copyright 2016 - 2017. Printed in the U.S.A. To submit additional information call 952-445-3333 or send an email to

Cover photo by: Rachel Wittrock Two kids enjoy a day of fishing at Mill Pond.


Classic cars, muscle cars and antique vintage cars all lined up for Jordan’s Heimatfest Classic Car & Cycle Cruise. (Photo by Kara Hildreth)


Siblings Aidan, Trinity and Dawson Kling have a fun water fight in Mill Pond. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)


elcome to Jordan, and thank you for diving into the 20162017 Jordan Lifestyle Guide with us. What makes Jordan such a warm, welcoming community? Just ask the people who live, work and play here. On your journey through our lifestyle guide, you’ll see what so many people enjoy about the city, the community, the businesses and all the other amenities that make Jordan not just where they live, but what makes it their home. In 1854, a man settled on a piece of land and built a log house in what was then called Sand Creek, but shortly thereafter became “Jordan.” Jordan’s first structures were crude log cabins. These later gave way to modest, but sturdier structures. Often they were made of brick from a local quarry. Today, Jordan’s downtown area has become an antique shoppers’ paradise, with dealers selling their wares from a variety of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Jordan residents are proud of beautiful Lagoon Park. Complete with a year-round running waterfall, the park is located on the edge of the spring-fed Mill Pond. In recent years, the city has made many improvements to the park, including wrought iron railings, paved walking and bicycle paths, fishing rocks and

pier, a fountain and a beach. The beauty, safety and peaceful atmosphere of this area have made it a favorite recreational spot for Jordan residents. As growth occurs, the city will strive to preserve the community’s small-town flavor. Jordan honors its history during the annual Heimatfest celebration. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Jordan area businesses and residents, especially those who are new to this area. The Lifestyle Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and email addresses. We hope you keep it handy and use it often in your search for fun and fulfillment in the Minnesota River Valley. Our apologies in advance for omissions or for changes that occur after publication. Please notify us of information that needs to be updated so it can be kept current throughout the year. If you would like additional copies of this publication, call our Circulation Department at 952-345-6682. Send updated information for the Lifestyle Guide to Amanda McKnight at

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ATTRACTIONS Canterbury Park


FOOD Broadway Market


Eileen’s Colossal Cookies


Clancy’s Bar & Pizza Parlor


The Station Bar & Grill




HEALTH Veil Orthodontics


Bliss Family Dental


Children’s Dental Care


St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitaion Center 24 St. Francis Regional Medical Center



Jordan Middle School student Grahm Pelowski enjoys mountain biking with the New Prague Composite Team. “It is not a ball and stick sport, it is something different. It is also good for getting ready for other sports,” Pelowski said. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)



Legacy Games


The Shops of Jordan



Siwek Lumber & Millwork Inc.




Riverland Bank


Dakotah Sports and Fitness


Berger Interiors


Meadows at Mystic Lake


ACE Hardware


Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store


Voyageur Financial


Dakotah Meadows RV Park




Haferman Water Conditioning


LIVING Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC


Edina Realty-Marcus Johannes


Chaska Park & Rec. Department


St. John the Baptist Catholic School Alphabet Junction Childcare

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Jordan Public Schools


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Friendship Church



Frandsen Bank & Trust


My Appliance Source


Prior Lake Auto Collision


Quality Green, LLC


HomeTown Bank


Prairie Farm Supply


Minnesota Valley Transit Authority


Insurance Brokers of Minnesota






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11.1% increase from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015



5 years and under


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Between 19 and 64 years













4.5% Foreign born Between 2010 and 2014 EDUCATION

95.3% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

Mean travel time to work

workers age 16+

26.2 min

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65 years and older



32.1% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

1,961 Housing units, 2010 = 250


Homeownership rate, 2010 - 2014

90.3% Living in same house 1 year or more $206,200 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2010 - 2014 2.96 Persons per household $68,091 Median household income, 2010 - 2014 $28,308 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014 dollars Source:




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re you a history buff? Do you enjoy viewing things from a bird’s-eye view? Do you love partaking in the Great American Pastime? Jordan may be a small community, but it offers big fun in many ways. Downtown Jordan is steeped in history, with 20 historic buildings, including 13 that are on the National Historic Register. One of those is the historic log cabin on Varner Street. Built in 1855, the Ambrose Freedman Log Cabin stands as a memorial to Scott County pioneer settlers. The building was restored in 1931 and dedicated in 1937. The Jordan Historical Society Museum is located at 16 First St. E. A lease with the city was approved early in 2016, and the historical society members plan on rotating exhibits throughout the year. Jordan Historical Society member Ron Jabs said he wants the museum to become one of Jordan’s gems. “In the early days it was quite amazing...There were mills and a couple of breweries, we had several hardware stores, multiple cigar stores — commerce really boomed in town in the early days,” Jabs said. One of Jordan’s not-so-hidden gems is the Mini-Met Baseball Park, which was recently featured in a new book, “Town Ball Parks of Minnesota,” written by Todd Mueller. Over the years the Mini-Met has hosted baseball games, bandstand concerts, picnics, and even the Scott County Fair in its earlier

“It brings families together. It is pure family-oriented fun.”

- Mayor Tanya Velishek, on the Jordan Mini-Met years. In the summer it is a great spot to take in a baseball game, including the Jordan Brewers, Alers, Millers and American Legion baseball teams. “It brings families together. It is pure family-oriented fun. You can watch games, eat a hotdog, popcorn, and talk to your neighbors,” said Mayor Tanya Velishek. Jordan is also one of the sweetest places in Minnesota — literally. Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is located just outside the city limits along Johnson Memorial Drive. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for candy from your youth or are just wondering what bacon-flavored soda would taste like, the big yellow barn has the answer. Kirk Rickert and son Matthew of Prior Lake are regular visitors at Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. Kirk said he has been coming to the store since it opened. Among his favorite items are stroopwafels and the fresh-baked apple pies. Matthew enjoys M&Ms, Mike & Ike and Sour Patch Kids. “They have a lot of neat stuff you can’t find at Holiday or SuperAmerica,” Kirk said. There are outdoor adventures to be had as well as Jordan boasts hot air balloon rides, ziplining and high ropes courses, an old style arcade and paintball.


Jordan is also home to the Scott County Fair, which draws thousands of people every year to enjoy food, entertainment, 4-H projects, a bean bag toss, the Miracle of Birth, and of course, rides on the iconic Ferris Wheel. (Photo by Kara Hildreth)

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The Jordan Mini-Met is one of the gems of Jordan. A great place to get together and take in the great American pastime, it is also home to the Jordan Brewers, Jordan Alers, Jordan Millers and the American Legion Post #3 baseball teams. (Photo by Bill Piotrowski)

PARKS Jordan residents can enjoy more than 25 miles of sidewalks and trails that lead to amenities like a skating rink, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball and softball fields, a skate park and picnic shelters. Parks are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Dogs must be on leashes and owners must pick up and remove any animal waste.

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Highway 21 Rest Stop Intersection of Sawmill Rd. and Highway 21 Sledding hill. Mini-Met Outdoor Hockey Rink 401 Rice St. S. A warming house is provided. Mini-Met Skate Park 401 Rice St. S. Skate park for use by skateboarders.

Lagoon Park 300 Park Dr. Lagoon Park has picnic tables, shelters, grills, bathrooms, a gazebo, fishing pier, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, swimming, pond hockey and volleyball courts.

Brentwood Park Jennifer Lane Playground equipment.

Bridle Creek Park Intersection of Bridle Creek Dr. and Waterford Way B a s ke t b a ll c o u r t s a n d p layground.

High School Athletic Complex Off Hope Avenue Softball, football and track are among the sports accommodated by the high school’s athletic facilities.

Jackie Holzer Memorial Park 900 Syndicate St. Softball fields, playground equipment, picnic shelter.

ATTRACTIONS Log Cabin Park Off Varner Street Pekarna Park 140 Water St. Contains gazebo, flower beds and Sand Creek access. Timberline Park Off Lodge Drive and Foxboro Trail Playground equipment, benches, picnic tables and a trail. Access is provided via a trail system, with no off-street parking. Firemen’s Park Intersection of Creek Lane/ Sunset Drive Firefighters memorial. Sawmill Park Off Sawmill Road in Jordan

Jordan youth share their talent with the local community during the annual Pops Concert. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

Riesgraf Lions Park 275 Creek Lane N. Open space, picnic shelter.

Veteran’s Park 300 Park Dr. Veteran’s memorial honoring those who have served in the military.

REGIONAL PARKS Scott County Parks 952-496-8475

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park 400 W. 260th St., New Prague This 20-acre site, formerly operated as the Cedar Lake Farm and Day resort, offers shore fishing, swimming beach, picnic sites. Part of

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ATTRACTIONS a future 300-acre regional park that will feature wetlands, Big Woods forest and 4,000 feet of shoreland, public recreation. Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park This 490-acre park in Cedar Lake Township is still undeveloped. Spring Lake Regional Park This 373-acre park on the northern shore of Spring Lake includes an offleash dog area and trail. Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000 Cleary Lake Regional Park 18106 Texas Ave. (County Rd. 27), Prior Lake 763-694-7777 Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, swimming and picnicking, cross country skiing. It has 1,045 acres. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (County Rd. 75), Savage 763-694-7777 Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400-acre park. The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park 2187 E. County Rd. 101, Shakopee 763-694-7784

TRAILS DNR-owned Minnesota Valley State Trail runs along the river (the federal and state governments own various parts of the river frontage being preserved). A boat landing, adjacent to the Minnesota River bridge in Belle Plaine, offers access to the river.

NATURE Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington 952-854-5900 Made up of 14 separate units, the 14,000-acre Minnesota Valley Na-

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Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store offers the candy from your youth you may have forgotten, as well as flavors from other places, such as Japanese soda or European candy. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock) tional Wildlife Refuge runs from Bloomington to Henderson, along both sides of the Minnesota River. Nearby Chaska, Rapids Lake and Louisville Swamp Units combine to provide 4,700 acres of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and photography as posted on Refuge interpretive signs. Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver 952-361-4500

competitive individual and family monthly and annual membership fees. The CERC offers a full fitness center with locker rooms, three-gym stations with an upper walking/running track, 80-person multi-purpose meeting room for celebrations and meetings, batting cages, tennis, volleyball, tennis, basketball, pickle ball and preschool play equipment. Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska 952-443-1400 The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has more than 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, natural woodlands, wetlands and prairie, plant collections, and displays. Walk, hike, cross-country ski over eight miles of trails. Open 363 days a year.

Lakefront Skate Park 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake 952-447-9800 City-operated skate park featuring 3- and 5-foot ramps for skateboarders and in-line skaters. A helmet is mandatory for all users, and knee pads and wrist protection are strongly recommended. Admission is free.



Community Education and Recreation Center (CERC) 500 Sunset Drive, Suite #3, Jordan 952-492-6211 The community center offers

Jordan Mill Pond 300 Park Drive, Jordan City-operated swimming, beach, fishing pier, gazebo, play area, horse shoe pits and volleyball court. Sand Point Beach 14349 Crest Ave. N.E., Prior Lake

City-operated beach, concessions, volleyball, fishing pier, play equipment and sandy beach. Located off of County Road 42 and Crest Avenue. Watzl’s Beach – Lakefront Park 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake City-operated beach, concessions, picnic facilities, fishing pier, boat slips and canoe rental. INDOOR PUBLIC SWIMMING Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0893 CAMPGROUNDS Baylor Regional Park 10775 Co. Rd. 33, Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake 952-492-3393 Minneapolis S.W. KOA 3315 166th St. W., Jordan 952-492-6440 MN Valley Trail State Park/Rec Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400


s the city of Jordan puts together its new Comprehensive Plan — which will help guide growth in the next 25 years — adding new and diverse restaurants is at the top of the list. Jordan Mayor Tanya Velishek said the old historic brewery would be a great place to host an Italian restaurant. What else could Jordan use? “We obviously need a coffee shop, whether it is a Dunn Brothers or Caribou or family grown. Starbucks with a drive-thru would be a great option,” Velishek said. “A Mexican restaurant, a sandwich shop, even Panera, for people that live in town. Any type of restaurant would be great.” Currently, Jordan’s food options include a Chinese restaurant, two apple orchards, a winery, a coffee shop, French dining, the state’s largest candy store, some of the best fried chicken around, a supper club, and plenty of hamburgers. The local meat market serves up a slice of history along with its many savory slices of beef, turkey, ham or any other meat you may be craving. The Pekarna family purchased the store in 1896, and it has remained in the same family — and the same location — for the past 120 years. The Jordan area has seen a number of changes in the food industry in the past year. After being closed for months, the Jordan Feed Mill was opened under new management in October of 2015. The city also saw the ghostly, former OK Corral building transformed into a new supper club and tap room. The Jordan City Council also gave their stamp of approval to allow food trucks to come to town. Although there was some debate about how frequently food trucks could operate in town, ultimately the council voted not to impose any restrictions on

We obviously need a coffee shop, whether it is a Dunn Brothers or Caribou or family grown. Starbucks with a drivethru would be a great option.”

- Mayor Tanya Velishek

operating times. After years of planning, there is finally a microbrewery in town. Tim Roets planned to open a microbrewery in the historic brewery building, but when a mudslide damaged the building in 2014, a new locale was needed. Now, the former Jordan Library building has been transformed into a spot where residents and visitors can sample a variety of home-brewed beers, and perhaps enjoy some food truck dining outside. While the city is still hoping to bring in more permanent restaurants that can provide year-round culinary variety, the Scott County Fair, held just outside of Jordan, offers attendees the opportunity to try a variety of food, from banana milkshakes and deep-fried Oreos to elk burgers and gyros. Jordan City Council member Brenda Lieske said that she enjoys the taco salad prepared by Hope Lutheran Church. “It is delicious — very fresh tasting,” Lieske said.


The Jordan Lions whipped up golden brown pancakes, scrambled eggs and ham to everyone who attended the fundraiser breakfast for the Food Basket Program. Pictured, from left, are Herb DeRoma, James Burke and Tim Sonnek. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

Bailey Riemer is happy to taste her loaded tots lunch, made available through the Outlaw Grill food truck. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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ordan City Council members are charged with making the decisions that are best for Jordan, but that is not an easy feat. The city has a small-town charm that many know and love, and striking a balance between keeping the small-town feel and growing the city can be difficult. The city has made a number of changes in the past year that have positively affected the quality of life. In the summer of 2015, a $1.5 million project installed new streets, water and sewer lines, new downtown signs, planters, trees and bump-outs in the historic downtown area. The construction project garnered applause and recognition when it was selected as the Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association-Minnesota Chapter. City Engineer Mike Waltman said the other projects Jordan was up against were on another magnitude in terms of cost. One such project was the new tunnel at the Mall of America, which cost $49 million. “I think it speaks to Jordan’s ability to be conservative and still put out something, a public improvement product that it is proud of, that looks nice. It is a tough balance to find,” Waltman said. In November of 2015, the council voted to replace all of its Xcel-generated electricity with solar energy, provided by SunShare. In addition to being a green source of energy, the shift to solar power is expected to save the city $680,000 over the course of the next 25 years. Moving forward, the city will be looking at a new Southwest Interceptor, which will increase sewer capacity. Discussion has also been circulating about a potential outlet mall by the intersection of County Road 9 and Highway 169 on

“I think it speaks to Jordan’s ability to be conservative and still put out something, a public improvement product that it is proud of, that looks nice.”

- City Engineer Mike Waltman, on earning Project of the Year the northwest corner of town. Jordan also has a volunteer fire department and police station. For decades, the city hall building has been the home of the police department, but the city is currently in the process of retrofitting a former Scott County Public Works facility to serve as the new police station. When it is completed, it will include a patrol room, records room, interview rooms, administrative offices, investigative offices, showers and a locker room. “It is going to give us a truly feasible working space,” Police Chief Brett Empey said. “We are going to be going from probably the least adequate facility, if not in the metro area [then] for sure this county, to an actual working, respectable, professional police facility where our citizens can come and hopefully be proud of our police department. When they walk in they will know that we have the equipment and the space to meet their needs.” For more information on city programs or news, check out


The city of Jordan won Project of the Year for the downtown improvements project. Pictured, from left, are American Public Works Association — Minnesota Chapter President Robert Cockriel, Jordan City Council member Mike Franklin, City Administrator Tom Nikunen, Assistant City Engineer Mike Waltman and City Engineer Tim Loose. (Submitted photo)




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Police and fire emergency Police (non-emergency) Police (general information) Fire (general information) Water and sewer billing Scott County Sheriff

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CITY COUNCIL The mayor and council members serve as the Jordan City Council. Terms are four years. Jordan City Council elections are held concurrently with the state and federal general elections.

Jordan City Hall is located at 210 1st St. E. in downtown. (file photo)


MIKE FRANKLIN Council member

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Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

MEETINGS FIRST & THIRD MONDAY: City Council Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m. SECOND TUESDAY: Planning Commission Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m.

JEREMY GOEBEL Council member

BRENDA LIESKE Council member

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

TERRY STIER Council member Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

THIRD TUESDAY: Economic Development Authority Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m. FOURTH MONDAY: Park and Recreation Advisory Commission Council Chambers, 6:30 p.m. (every other month)



DALE OLDENBURG Council member

JEFF WILL Council member

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Tom Nikunen City Administrator 952-492-2535

Morey Schaefer Finance Director 952-492-2535 Scott Haas Public Works Director 952-492-2535 Laura Holey Planner 952-492-2535 Andrew Barbes Planner 952-492-2535 Brett Empey Police Chief 952-492-2009

UTILITIES Jordan Public Works 210 E. First St., Jordan 952-492-2535


SMALL TOWN CHARM The city of Jordan has a population of more than 6,400 people, and many of those individuals choose Jordan as their home because they enjoy the country atmosphere of a small town while only living a short drive from the Twin Cities area. Jordan is located on the scenic wooded bluffs and rolling hills in Scott County, and we are considered the county hub. We have the Sand Creek waterway flowing through our Lagoon Park area, a magnificent waterfall, multiple picnic areas and new playgrounds throughout the town. Lagoon Park is one of the many attractions that visitors and residents enjoy, especially during the summer and fall months. Jordan has many fine neighborhood parks including fields for playing baseball, softball, soccer and football field. The Jordan School District and Public Works Department work to maintain these facilities through our collaboration between the city and school joint powers. Some city charms are the Veterans Park near the Mill Pond, Mini-Met Baseball Park and Holzer Park. Our public schools are conveniently located in Jordan. Jordan Middle school has been redesigned and the Jordan Community Recreation Center has been recently

ORDINANCES For additional information about city ordinances, call the city office at 952-492-2535 or visit the website at Winter Parking It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any street after a continuous or intermittent snowfall during which there has been an accumulation of one inch or more of snow, or when a Snow Emergency is declared, until all snow, ice and similar debris has been plowed or removed from the paved portion of the street. Except on First Street and Water Street, from Mill Street to Varner Street, parking shall be allowed on even-numbered days fo r vehicle s parke d o n

built. The school district is a campus setting, which provides an advantage to the parents and the students in terms of convenience. Jordan sports programs, community recreations, and extra-curricular activities are available for youth, adults and our senior citizens. Jordan has a proactive police department with nine officers and fire department with more than Tanya 30 dedicated volunteer Velishek Mayor firefighters. The police department will have a new facility next year. The fire department is supported by the city and local townships and it has the latest trucks and equipment. Jordan has three new living areas for senior citizens. Seniors can choose to move into the recently remodeled Schule Haus, Oak Terrace, which is located near the current school complex, and the Brentwood Court facility. The newer Jordan/Scott County Library is located in the Brentwood Court facility. Conveniently located onsite is a local clinic and pharmacy facility. In the summer, we have the Illuminate

Run and at end of July we enjoy the Scott County Fair. During the first week in August we have the Scott Carver Threshers Show for those that are interested in the history of farming. In September we enjoy the Heimatfest (Hometown Festival). Activities include a Classic Car Cruise and street dance. On Saturday, the afternoon is filled with 5K runs, volleyball, the parade, Miss Jordan coronation, horseshoe competition, music and many other activities ending the day with fireworks. Jordan has an active Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Club, and Economic Development Agency, which includes many retailers and business partners that offer a reason to shop in Jordan. There are several antique stores, shops and restaurants in the historical area with some of them on the National Register of Historic places. Jordan recently added a historical center, new city chambers, and soon a brewery will be up and running in town. Please take time to come visit our community and our residents that make Jordan their home. Tanya Velishek Mayor of Jordan

the even-numbered side of the street and, on odd-numbered days for vehicles parked on the odd-numbered side of the street until the street is plowed curb to curb. Watering Ban A total watering ban will be in effect every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the restrictions are odd/even. Violators will be cited. There is an exemption for newly seeded or sodded lawns. Building Permits A building permit is required when any building is erected, altered, demolished or moved and for most new construction, including decks. Call 952-492-2535 for information.

City officials and Parks and Recreation Commission members gathered for an official ribbon cutting at Holzer Park, where new playground equipment was recently installed.Pictured are Parks and Rec Commission members Rebecca (Meyer) Brewster and Mike Salzwedel, City Planner Laura Holey, Jordan City Council member Tanya Velishek, Mayor Mike Shaw, Parks and Rec Commission member Donna Breeggemann, City Administrator Tom Nikunen and City Planner Andrew Barbes. (Photo by Ron Mornson) 2016 - 2017 |




SCOTT COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379-1220

952-445-7750 As Scott County continues to lead the state in population growth, progress is evident throughout the community. Over the last several years, Scott County has managed to keep its budget in check while still investing in its residents’ future: from the acquisition of new parks and green spaces to fostering highly successful economic development par tnerships, from the completion of a large-scale transit station to maintaining a high-tech fiber optic ring, Scott County is truly committed to its vision: “Where individuals, families, and businesses thrive.” Residents are encouraged to keep current on County news

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through viewing Board meetings (available online in “real time” and on-demand), visiting the website (, tuning in to local government access cable for meeting coverage and other programming, following the county on social media, and reading the award-winning resident newsletter (The Scott County SCENE). In addition, you can become more directly involved by volunteering with various community groups, serving on a citizen advisory committee, or by attending County board meetings and workshops, which are held on most Tuesdays at 9 a.m. You can visit the website for up-to-date schedule information.


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TOM WOLF District 2 952-440-6805


MICHAEL BEARD District 3 952-445-1053

LUKE HENNEN Sheriff 952-496-8300

RON HOCEVAR Scott County Attorney 952-496-8415

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911 952-496-8777 952-496-8598 952-445-7750 952-894-9065 952-496-8200

GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS County Administrator Gary L. Shelton 952-496-8100 Deputy County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion 952-496-8346 Building Inspections Gail Johnson 952-496-8884 County Assessor Michael Thompson 952-496-8115 County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8240 County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8346 County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8438 Customer Service 952-496-8150 Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 Employee Relations Lori Huss 952-496-8103 Environmental Services 952-496-8475 Facilities Management Joe Wiita 952-496-8063 Finance Kevin Ellsworth 952-496-8386

Information Technology Greg Sorensen 952-445-7750

Scott County Historical Society/ Stans Museum 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee 952-445-0378

Parks & Trails Patricia Freeman 952-496-8752


Planning & Zoning Brad Davis 952-496-8654 Public Health Lisa Brodsky 952-496-8555 Sheriff Luke Hennen 952-496-8300 Surveyor James Hentges 952-496-8362 Veterans Services Jerry Brua 952-496-8176

LIBRARIES Jordan Branch Library 275 Creek Lane S., Jordan 952-492-8050 The Jordan Branch Library is part of the Scott County Library System, which allows library card-holders access to libraries in seven communities, including Belle Plaine, Prior Lake, Elko New Market, New Prague, Savage and Shakopee. In addition, the county-wide system is part of the greater metropolitan system — Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) — which allows library cardholders access to nearby Hennepin, Carver and other metropolitan county libraries, as well as Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Libraries. Law Library Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8713

BURIED CABLE – CALL BEFORE YOU DIG GOPHER STATE ONE 651-454-0002 ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999 Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative 952-492-2313 NATURAL GAS CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Metropolitan Council Main Office 390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101 651-602-1000 The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area. It runs the regional bus system, collects and treats wastewater and manages water resources preservation, plans regional parks and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The council serves a region encompassing 189 cities and townships and a population of 2.85 million. It is divided into 16 districts. The governor appoints a representative for each, as well as the council chairperson.

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT Watershed management organizations and watershed districts in the Twin Cities metro-

politan area participate in water planning and implementation. Scott Watershed Management Organization 952-496-8054 Meetings are the fourth Monday at 4 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center. Lower Minnesota River Watershed District 952-856-5880 Meetings are the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall.

LICENSES & DOCUMENTS DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES Jordan Government Center 210 E. First St., Jordan 952-492-6330 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Prior Lake-Savage License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Driver’s License Renewals See above list or visit LIQUOR & TOBACCO LICENSES Jordan Government Center 210 E. First St., Jordan 952-492-6330 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Scott County does these for the unincorporated areas. HUNTING/FISHING LICENSES Prior Lake License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 2016 - 2017 |


GOVERNMENT Sporting goods and convenience stores also sell these licenses.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Jordan Post Office 214 Second St. E., Jordan 55352 1-800-275-8777 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11 a.m.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Room 300, Shakopee 952-445-7751 Carver-Scott Crisis Program 952-442-7601 (24 hours) Child Care Assistance 952-496-8686

Child Support Enforcement 952-496-8183 Financial Assistance 952-496-8686 H ome an d Communit y Care Intake 952-496-8556 Mental Health Program 952-445-7751 Public Health Nursing 952-496-8577 Social Services 952-445-7751 Volunteer Opportunities 952-496-8169

ELECTIONS VOTER REGISTRATION Voters must be registered. With the proper identification, they may register on Election Day. Residents may register to vote

when renewing driver’s licenses. For more information on voter’s registration, eligibility and/or absentee voting, call 952-496-8560 or write Scott County Elections, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379. You may also call Jordan City Hall at 952-492-2535. POLL LOCATIONS Jordan Jordan High School 600 Sunset Dr. Saint Lawrence Township Town Hall 7500 Old Hwy. 169 Sand Creek Township Minnesota Valley Electric Coop 125 Minnesota Valley Electric Dr. Helena Township New Prague Fire Hall 505 Fifth Ave. N.W., New Prague SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS

STATE PROGRAMS MN Workforce Center 752 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee 952-445-7087 Job service is available to all job seekers and employers. Information concerning filing for unemployment insurance can be obtained by calling 651296-3644 or at MN Correctional Facility 1010 W. Sixth Ave., Shakopee 952-496-4440 The facility houses adult women felons. MN Department of Natural Resources – Conservation Service 7050 E. County Rd. 101, Shakopee 952-496-4141

School District 717 Jordan High School 600 Sunset Dr.

Our clients become e m p o w e r e d as we guide them towards stabilization & mobilization The Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties provides residents with hope, help, and a chance for self-sufficiency through our services and programs. We encourage you to support your community by providing assistance where it is needed most. Your donation will allow us to meet the increased needs of the community we serve. We are regularly seeking corporate and private partnerships, individual donations, and volunteer support from those who believe in our mission.

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Ground was broken on a new Lagoon Park Shelter in June. Pictured from left are Planning Commission members Jane Bohlman and Toni Walsh, Parks Commission members Rebecca Meyer and Terry Stier, Jordan Lions members (who are presenting a check for $20,000 to the city for the project) Chuck Wermerskirchen, Gil Hartman, Jerry Wawrzyniak, Luke Hennen and Bruce Johnson, Mayor Tanya Velishek, Lion Thom Boncher and City Administrator Tom Nikunen. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock) 2016 - 2017 |



Demonstrating how the rowing machine works the whole body, certified personal trainer Cody Pelowski said the CERC’s fitness center offers stair masters, treadmills, standard and seated bikes, weighted machines, elliptical machines and free weights that each work different body parts. (Photo by Kara Hildreth)


or such a small community, Jordan places a large emphasis on health. The city boasts its own local pharmacy and a branch of St. Francis Hospital, where residents can often get a same-day appointment. There are also two dental clinics and three chiropractor offices. Amy Radick, who has lived in Jordan for 16 years, would like to see Jordan add physical therapy services to its list of health amenities. Radick said right now, residents have to travel to Belle Plaine, Shakopee, Burnsville or New Prague for physical therapy services. There are two gyms in town, and the new Community Education and Recreation Center opened this year. CERC members can enjoy a weight room, elevated running/walking track, pickleball, lessons with a personal trainer, and so much more. “The CERC and community education benefits Jordan by providing enrichment, educational, recreational and healthy activities to all residents young and old,” Community Education and Recreation Director Nate Warden said. Community Education and Recreation offers many programs that are designed to get kids outside and exercising. Warden said there are 40 summer ball teams, 25 fall football and volleyball teams, and 30 basketball teams. There is a growing interest in soccer, tennis, lacrosse and running/track and field, and more than 1,890 children participated in Community Education and Recreation programs last year. “With the addition of the CERC, Community Ed. will be expanding our health and wellness activities,” Warden said. “We will be adding a 10K route to the Run of the Mill for Heimatfest, Healthy Happy Hours, a pickleball league, Date Night for parents, and Nordic Skiing.” How is healthy living being taught to Jordan’s youth? Jordan Middle School offers eighth-grade students the opportunity

“The CERC and community education benefits Jordan by providing enrichment, educational, recreational and healthy activities to all residents young and old.”

- Nate Warden, Community Ed. Director to create their own food trucks. The students have to create their own healthy snack – fruit smoothies are always a popular choice – and have the opportunity to sell their products to their classmates. “It is kind of a fun process to see them go through and figuring out what they were serving, what they needed to do to make a better product and so on,” said Anne Jans, who teaches the class. Adults and children can splash around in the local pond and bike, run or take a leisurely stroll along one of Jordan’s walking and bicycle paths. “Jordan is healthy with all of the trails and the connective pathways,” said Mayor Tanya Velishek. “We do a lot in Jordan to try to be healthy or create a healthy lifestyle.” The city of Jordan is also registered as a step one GreenSteps city. The city has taken a number of steps to become more environmentally conscious, including moving to solar energy, offering organics collection and recycling, and lighting improvements. “We feel we have done a good deal of other things that would qualify us to move up to step two or three,” City Administrator Tom Nikunen said.

HEALTH HOSPITALS Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague 301 Second St. N.E., New Prague 952-758-4431 St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 Ridgeview Medical Center 500 S. Maple St., Waconia 952-442-2191

MEDICAL CLINICS St. Francis Health Services 265 Creek Lane S., Jordan 952-428-1200

Allina Medical Clinic 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535 Mayo Clinic Health Systems — Belle Plaine 700 W. Prairie St., Belle Plaine 952-873-2276 Lakeview Clinic 424 Hwy. 5, Waconia 952-442-4461 3000 Hundertmark Rd., Chaska 952-556-0120 406 Faxon Rd., Norwood Young America 952-467-2888 New Prague Medical Clinic 212 County Rd. 37, New Prague 952-758-4461 Park Nicollet Clinic 1415 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-993-7750 Parkview Medical Clinic 1400 First St. N.E., New Prague 952-758-2535

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Jocelyn Hunt, 8, of Savage, and Rachel Gregory, 8, of Jordan, enjoyed a water fight in Jordan’s Mill Pond. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)


hether you are angling for a fun, family outing or one of the fish in the Mill Pond, Jordan can take the bait. Jordan has a local library, where kids and adults can check out books and explore new worlds, but that is not all. In the summer the library participates in the Bookawocky program, which includes fun family events all summer long. There is Crafty Science time, where kids can explore science concepts and make a take-home project every week; see various reptiles and amphibians at the Rad Zoo Open House; or even read to a therapy dog. Community Education and Recreation also hosts a Book Buddies reading program in the summer, where older teens and adults partner with elementary school children to strengthen their reading skills. If an outdoor adventure is what you are looking for, Mill Pond is a favorite spot for both residents and visitors. A designated fishing pier offers anglers a place to reel in bluegill sunfish, largemouth bass and black crappie, which are stocked through the DNR’s Fishing in the Neighborhood Program. The beach area is popular for swimmers, sunbathers and anyone who wants to make a great sandcastle. When the kids are done splashing around, they might wander over to nearby Lagoon Park, which has a playground, sand volleyball courts, park shelters, a gazebo and plenty of green to run

“I like that it has so many activities — you can swim, you can fish, play at the park, have a cookout.”

- Amy Radick, on Lagoon Park around or perhaps play some soccer. That diversity is what Amy Radick, a 16-year resident, loves. “I like that it has so many activities — you can swim, you can fish, play at the park, have a cookout,” Radick said. Lagoon Park also hosts the city’s largest festival, Heimatfest, every September, along with other gatherings. A new bathroom and shelter was recently constructed on Lagoon Park, paid for by the city and the Jordan Lions. The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission has also been discussing the possibility of adding a dog park and splash pad at Lagoon Park. While Lagoon Park may be the city’s main park, it is not the only one. Holzer Park is where you want to go for some softball, and Riesgraf Lions Park is the place to play horse shoes. “We put in all these courts and places for kids to play,” said Mayor Tanya Velishek. “There is so much potential here.”


The Book Buddies summer reading program officially came to an end on Tuesday, Aug. 25 when young and adult readers gathered in the Jordan Public Library for a pizza party and painting. During the summer, Jordan youth were paired with adult readers and worked on reading skills.Young Book Buddies present at the party include: Front row: Siri Lawrie, Jilyana Orris, Seth Lawrie, Riley Firle and Grace Schueller.Back row: Aleda Beth Lawrie, Lleyton Fremming, Jake Lamberson and Karissa Firle. Not present: Sadie Larson, Madelyn Pauly, Jenna Elsenpeter, Luke Vogel, Nicklaus Weedman and Thomas Forseth.The summer’s adult Book Buddies included Lori Hansen, Deb Barker, Beth Forseth, Grace Cromie, Caleb Anderson, Maggie Holbeck, Mary Warden, Rachel Wittrock, Janae Vogel, Tom Vogel, Trevor Vogel, Mason Vogel, Abby Vogel and Becky Lucas. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

PERFORMING ARTS Chaska Valley Family Theatre Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus Jordan Art Festival 952-492-2306 Homeward Bound Theater Prior Lake Players

South Metro Chorale

Minnesota Watercolor Society

South of the River Community Band

Scott County Crazy Quilters 952-445-0378

Stages Theatre Company The Valley Jazz Big Band 952-556-3536

STUDIO ARTS A Brush With Water 952-496-0503

Upper Midwest Bead Society 225 Waterstreet Creative Arts

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS American Legion, Post 3 952-492-6826

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon-South of the River Carver/Scott Master Gardeners Celebrate Jordan 952-492-6211 Ducks Unlimited Fraternal Order of Eagles Friends of the Jordan Library 952-492-2500

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LEISURE Knights of Columbus 952-492-6471 LaLeche League League of Women Voters of MN Marine Corps League 952-447-1683 MN Deer Hunters Association-MN River Valley Chapter MN Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary MN Valley Riders Saddle Club MN Waterfowl Association Newcomers Club of the Southwest Suburbs NOW – National Organization for Women-MN Valley Pheasants Forever of Scott County Rainbow Animal Rescue 952-440-3824 Relay for Life of Scott County River Valley Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club Raya Bohnsack prepares to tee off and send her tennis ball flying during the 4th Annual Mill Pond Ice Golf Tournament. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock) Friends of the Minnesota Valley Great Scott Cycling Club Heimatfest Committee 952-492-6077 Home Educators for Excellence

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Sandcreek Gray Beards (National Wild Turkey Federation)

Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce

Jordan Community Education and Recreation 952-492-6211

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Jordan Area Historical Society 952-492-2535

Jordan Jaycees

Scott County Fair Board

Jordan Commercial Club

Jordan Lions

Scott County Historical Society/ Stans Museum

Jordaness Lions 952-492-3404

LEISURE Shriners Club (West Suburban) 952-473-8619

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Scott County SNO-Trails, Inc. 952-440-1003

Camp Tanadoona 952-474-8085

St. Francis Auxiliary & Volunteers 952-428-2065

Camp Kici-Yapi 952-835-2567

Toastmasters — Midday Mumblers

YMCA Burnsville

U of M Extension – Scott County V.F.W. Post #2854 952-492-2727 V.F.W. Auxiliary 952-492-2674

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts of America Boy Scout Troop 332, Jordan Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys 4-H Programs U of M Extension oversees the 4-H Program and can provide full information on both the program and exsiting clubs.

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YOUTH SPORTS District 717 Community Education 952-492-6211 Baseball Millers 952-367-6994 Girls Fastpitch Traveling (ages 18 and under) 952-985-3970

“You go first, no you go first, fine, we’ll all putt!” Megan Bronson, Rodney Bronson and Steve Jabs had a fun time knocking their balls in the hole during ice golf at Lagoon Park. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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Josiah Gregory, 19 months, of Jordan, was delighted to splash around in Mill Pond on a hot July day. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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LIVING The Jordan Mini-Met is a great place to take in some baseball, as well as socialize with friends and neighbors. Jordan Commercial Club members also like to give back to the community and serve up 100 free burgers for baseball fans once a year in the summer. Pictured are Shawn Firle and Jeff Lundy grilling up mouth-watering juicy hamburgers for hungry baseball fans. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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ne thing that makes Jordan great is the neighborly approach to helping those in need. Whether it is providing a Christmas meal for families through the Food Basket Program, offering food assistance at the Jordan Food Shelf, or even just raking someone’s lawn, the community constantly finds ways to give back. The community offers United Methodist, Catholic and Lutheran churches, and many of them offer community events and outreach, from pancake breakfast and spaghetti suppers to community service outings. By far, Jordan’s biggest draw is its friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Sue Bohnsack said she loves the small-town atmosphere, where bumping into a neighbor or friend could happen any day. “You go downtown and stop at the mailbox and run into two people you know and catch up for a few minutes and go on with your day,” Bohnsack said. “Everybody is friendly.” It did not take long for newcomer Teena Medick to feel the touch of Jordan’s friendliness. Medick closed on a house in Jordan on May 9 and officially moved in one month later. By the end of her first day in town she had made friends.

drive by, and you don’t get that in the bigger cities.”

- Amy Radick, Jordan resident “Everybody has been really, really welcoming. We moved over and that night Christian had his first baseball game, and he had three games right in a row. By that third game, I really felt like we had friends. Everybody has been very welcoming.” Amy Radick also loves the small-town feel, which is a stark contrast to her hometown. “I have always wanted to get away from the big city – I grew up in Bloomington,” Radick said. “People wave and say hi to you as you drive by, and you don’t get that in the bigger cities.” Another thing Medick loves about life in Jordan is the ease in which she can tour the city. “You can walk four miles and show your friends the entire town,” Medick said.


Zach Schmit and Brynn Sieve were joint soloists during the Concert Choir’s performance of “Faithfully.” (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)


Jordan residents are served by Independent School District 717. The Jordan public schools program is housed in three facilities: pre-K-4, grades 5-8 and grades 9-12. The elementary school has more than 650 students and a pre-school program of another 30 students. The 5-8 middle school has about 550 students and the high school has nearly 500 students. In all, 160 full-time personnel are employed by the district. Among its special programs is a before/after school day care in the elementary that opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. The district has an active community education program for all ages and it operates community recreation programs through Community Education. A Mac computer lab at the elementary level and IBM labs at the middle and high school level, along with additional computers in the classrooms, offer students a technologi-

cal boost. In 2002, the district constructed an addition to the elementary school and the high school opened in 2003. All three facilities are on the same campus. LUNCH/DAY CARE Jordan schools provide both breakfast and lunch for students in grades K-8. Lunch only for grades 9-12. Jordan has a full-time nurse for grades K-12. There is a before- and after-school program (day care for students) beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The program also operates on non-school days during the year. The district also has preschool programs for 3- and 5-yearold children, and offers a full day, everyday kindergarten program. Jordan also has a full complement of activities for children through senior citizens in its Community Education Programs. EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION Jordan Elementary School 815 Sunset Dr., Jordan

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LIVING A program for parents and their children (birth-age 5), which includes parent/child activities, children’s programs, parent education, and child care. BOARD OF EDUCATION The District 717 School Board is the school district’s governing body. It is composed of seven members, each of whom is a district resident elected by voters to serve a four-year term. The terms have been staggered, with elections conducted in November of odd-numbered years. School board business meetings are conducted once a month on the 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. Additional workshop meetings, when needed, are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the superintendent’s office. Deb Pauly Chair Term ends Dec. 31, 2017

Bob Vollbrecht Vice Chair Term ends Dec. 31, 2019 Sandy Burke Clerk Term ends Dec. 31, 2017 Lauren Pedersen Treasurer Term ends Dec. 31, 2019 Bob Malz Term ends Dec. 31, 2019 Tom Vogel Term ends Dec. 31, 2017 Connie Hennen Term ends Dec. 31, 2017

FACILITIES Jordan Elementary School 815 Sunset Dr. 952-492-2336 Jordan Middle School 500 Sunset Dr. 952-492-2332 Jordan High School 600 Sunset Dr. 952-492-4400 Jordan Community Education and Recreation 500 Sunset Dr. 952-492-6211

Melissa Barnett Elementary School Principal 952-492-2336 Lance Chambers Middle School Principal 952-492-2332 Barb McNulty High School Principal 952-492-4401 Nate Warden Director, Jordan Community Education and Recreation 952-492-6211


FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS District 717 Offices 500 Sunset Dr., Jordan 952-492-6200 Matt Helgerson Superintendent 952-492-6200

St. John the Baptist Catholic School Grades Pre-K-6 215 N. Broadway, Jordan 952-492-2030 St. John’s Catholic School is an elementary school accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. St. John’s School provides a Catholic education with emphasis on academics,

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Living Hope Lutheran Church and School Grades Pre-K-4 8600 Horizon Dr. S., Shakopee 952-445-1785 Living Hope Lutheran School continues to meet and excel in the standards established by the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. It has provided Pre-K through fourth grade Christian education since 2002. The Word of God is taught not only during

religion classes, but throughout the day it is applied and is the basis and guide for all learning and living. The whole education is aimed at Christian training through the subject taught. It is the school’s mission to take into account all the child’s needs of body, mind and soul. Mayer Lutheran High School Grades 9-12 305 Fifth St. N.E., Mayer 952-657-2251 A nationally accredited high school offering Christ-centered education and academic excellence, sports and fine arts programs for grades 9-12. Bus service is available. A variety of denominations are represented and welcomed. Holy Family Catholic High School Grades 9-12 8101 Kochia Ln., Victoria 952-443-4659

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Located in the Chaska Curling & Event Center, Crooked Pint Ale House is the perfect spot for a night out with friends, the family or for your team after a big win. With a menu of nearly 60 choices, Crooked Pint will soon be your favorite place to grab a warm meal and cold beer. Hours: M-W – 11am – midnight; Th-F – 11am – 1am; Sat – 10am – 1am; Sun – 10am-midnight

LIVING Serving grades 9-12, this Lasallian co-educational college prep school is committed to helping young men and women realize their academic and spiritual potentials. The school also provides a full program of interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities, and is affiliated with the Minnesota River Conference. Financial aid and transportation are available. Southwest Christian High School Grades 9-12 1981 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0040 Southwest students are challenged to think and live differently in the midst of postmodern culture. All subjects, from physics to physical education, are rigorously taught with a biblical worldview. Honors and AP classes, music and fine arts, 17 varsity sports and a wide variety of co-curricular activities are available. SWCHS also offers a robust financial aid program. To arrange a tour, call the Admissions Office.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS Southwest Metro Cooperative 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-492-3030 Programs include alternative learning centers, special education, adult basic education, professional and technical programs, youth and adult transitional services, family programs and services for students with special needs. Locations are spread across Carver and Scott counties. River Valley Special Education Center 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-567-8102

HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous 952-922-0880

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 651-789-2400 Bridging, Inc. 952-888-1105

Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center 952-447-5683 AARP – American Association of Retired Persons 952-858-9040

Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program 952-442-7601

American Cancer Society 651-225-8100 American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities 952-835-3300

Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative 952-567-8100 Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553

American Lung Association of MN 651-227-8014

Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100 (24 hours)

American Red Cross – Twin Cities 612-871-7676

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excellence involves educating the whole child.We want to provide excellence for the students in the form of mind, body and spirit. St. John’s provides a safe, new educational facility with small class sizes in addition to a beautiful historic church, both of which we enjoy while learning and growing in mind, body and soul. Visit us today! Call 952-492-2030 to schedule a campus tour. 215 Broadway Street North | Jordan, MN 55352 |

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LIVING MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 612-523-0802

Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN

Sexual Violence Center – Scott and Carver Counties 612-871-5111 (24 hours)

MN Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America 612-259-4600

RSVP – Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

Scott-Carver Affordable Housing Coalition 952-402-9832

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women (SVABW) 952-873-4214

MN Citizens Concerned for Life 612-825-6831 MN Literacy Council 651-645-2277 or 1-800-225-READ MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scott County 952-890-1669 Narcotics Anonymous

Scott County Licensed Family Daycare Association 952-334-7179 Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. 952-496-2125 The CAP Agency is a private, nonprofit human service organization serving a three-county area. They offer everything from financial assistance to child care to domestic abuse help.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee 952-428-3000 St. Francis Regional Medical Center offers a number of support groups and services that are free or of low cost to the public. Their support groups focus on everything from infant loss to struggling with low vision to fighting diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Reece Hollingsworth, 6, was one of the first children to visit with Santa Claus after the JordanDazzle Parade. Just seeing the jolly man put a large grin on her face. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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169 Eldorado Drive 952-492-5655 Alphabet Junction Childcare Centers provide excellent and creative curriculums for children ages 6 weeks to 1st grade: • Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Programs • Spanish • Music • Computers • Math/Science/Literature/Social Studies • Baby Sign Language • Clean, Safe, Nurturing & Educational Environment




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BOILING OVER WITH POTENTIAL Scott County has always been a tourist haven BY STEPHANIE HERRICK, SCHS

Scott County is home to some of the most visited places in all of Minnesota: Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the Renaissance Festival, and more. However, long before these places were established, Scott County was already a tourist destination, thanks to the area’s natural beauty. The county’s earliest tourist attractions were health spas and resorts, which drew visitors from all over. In Jordan, guests came for the mud; specifically, to partake in a restorative mineral mud bath at Mudbaden Sulphur Springs. Mudbaden began in 1906 when founder Ole Rosendahl accidentally discovered

sulphur mud on his property. Soon he was “cooking” the mud in order to treat patients. His experiments proved successful and he opened a spa, “Rosendahl Sulphur Springs” (later known as “Mudbaden Sulphur Springs”). The spa grew; in 1912, up to 14 trains stopped daily at Mudbaden Station depot. By 1914, the spa could accommodate 200 patients. However, advances in modern medicine led to a patient decline in the 1940s and sulphur mud baths came to an end in 1952. Visitors also came to Scott County for the water — specifically, Prior Lake. For close to 100 years, between 1879 and the 1960s, resorts thrived on Prior Lake as commercial and recreation centers. They offered amenities such as boats, housekeeping services, ice, local farm produce for purchase, and sandy beaches. Some of the larger resorts


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offered extra benefits like tennis, golf, dances, and horseback riding. The resort season began in mid-May and ran until early fall. The resorts remained popular tourist destinations until after World War II, when visitors began heading for northern Minnesota instead. Another natural wonder – Boiling Springs – also drew visitors to Scott County for a number of years. Boiling Springs is a geological rarity and historic site within Eagle Creek, located in northwest Savage. The water in the spring appears to be boiling, though it is not actually hot. Boiling Springs is an important cultural and spiritual site for the Dakota, and was the home of Eagle Head’s village in the 1830s. When the land around Boiling Springs opened for Euro-American settlement, it was purchased in 1855 by Gregor Hattenberger, who operated a farm and grist mill there. Later, his descen-

dants publicized the site as a tourist attraction, installing a park, benches, and picnic tables around it. For many years, visitors came to see this natural wonder in action. Though it is no longer a tourist destination, Boiling Springs is still active and continues to garner local interest. To learn more about these and other Scott County tourist attractions, past and present, visit the Scott County Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Wish You Were Here: Tourism in Scott County.” The exhibit opened on Sept. 22, 2016 and runs through August 2018. This exhibit features incredible photos and artifacts, along with hands-on activities and Instagram hot spots. The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South in Shakopee. For more information, call us at 952-445-0378 or visit us online at

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Downtown Jordan antique stores offer residents the chance to share their personal passions and creations. For Dean Haas, it was the clock and watches he collected over the years and is now selling. (Photo by Kara Hildreth)

JORDAN SEES STEADY BUSINESS GROWTH J “I would love to have a Red Lobster, I

ordan manages to strike a balance between commercial and industrial businesses. The historic district of downtown Jordan provides a variety of retail and service-oriented businesses, such as antique stores, a scrapbooking store, upholstery shop, insurance agencies, photography studio, aerial/ drone photography, boutique and flower shop, tax assistance, meat market, and more. Jordan also boasts 95.5 acres of industrial space in the Timberline Industrial Park. Parcels range from 1.5 to 28 acres. Jordan has seen a spurt of new business growth in the past year, with expansions both in the downtown and industrial park business districts. When it comes to future planning and business growth, an overwhelming majority of residents would like more commercial or retail growth. The city’s recent Comprehensive Plan survey revealed that 58.8 percent of people want commercial or residential growth, compared to 19.85 percent who want more industrial growth. One area local residents would like to see grow is the restaurant business. The Comprehensive Plan survey revealed that many people would like a mix of fast food and full service restaurants. “It would be nice to have some sort of family-friendly eating place where you can go and hang out in between games or after a school event, something that is bar and grill stuff,” said resident Sue Bohnsack.


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- Kathy Flink, Jordan resident Faye Tiedman also said she would like to see more non-fast food restaurants, such as Chipotle or Buffalo Wild Wings. “I know a lot of these high school kids need places to work, and there isn’t much in Jordan – they all go to Shakopee – it would be nice to have a company that hired students,” Tiedman said. Kathy Flink, who moved to Jordan from Pennsylvania in 2004, is missing the taste of home. “I would love to have a Red Lobster, I personally love the crab legs,” Flink said with a chuckle. “We used to go to Maryland to get blue claw crab legs.” Flink said she would also love to have an ice cream parlor or Rita’s Water Ice. The company originated in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1984 and today has Minnesota locations in Bloomington, Apple Valley and Eagan. O t h e r b u si n e s s e s J o r d a n r e si d e n t s e x p r e s s e d interest for in the Comprehensive Plan include a movie theater, shoe store, high tech or renewable resource companies, art store, Best Buy, dry cleaners, running store and home décor store.

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COME TO VISIT, STAY FOR A LIFETIME Jordan is a growing community with an old-country feel. Residents treasure the history while looking forward into the 21st century. Here, you will find a complementary blend of old and new; the community seeks to preserve its history while continuing to think forward and maintain sustainable growth. This strategic plan is showcased by the city’s commitment to preservation. The city of Jordan’s Economic Growth and Developm ent Auth orit y has ple dge d $50,000 annually to the revitalization of downtown — the heart of the town. Meanwhile, the school district is up to speed with a modern technological pulse and is rated No. 1 in reading, math and science in the Minnesota River Valley Distric t . The recent renovation and addition of the school

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has brought a new Community Center to fruition. The Community Center offers the students and residents a place to practice wellness, community engagement events as well as a facility to host meetings and gatherings. Jordan is Jean home to The Goldman Mini Met, which Wilson is f eature d in the “ Town Ballparks of Minnesota” book by Todd Mueller. Through a labor of love for the game he features 27 of the most nostalgic ball fields in Minnesota, with the Mini Met being one of Todd’s favorites. You can enjoy a hot dog and pop for a buck while the Little League scoreboard

keepers manually change the score. Situated alongside Sand Creek and the Lagoon Park you will be brought back in time to a simpler time in history. The Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard has a trendy wedding barn just outside of town limits set on a beautiful landscape where couples from all ZIP codes come to marr y. Looking for a day to do some antiquing? Have a healthy sandwich , piece of homemade pie, enjoy a quiet afternoon at the park — you will find it all within walking distance in Jordan. For more adventure, try out the Sand Creek Zip Line featuring multiple platforms gradually bringing you from the breathtaking valley crest to the beautiful valley floor. Bike riding, walking and fishing are a few other popular activities you will find

alongside the Mississippi River Valley. Jordan is also home to Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store where you will find fresh pies and practically every candy that ever existed. Jordan is a hub to large business communities making it the per fec t location to settle in. Located off Highway 169, we are close to Shakopee, Bloomington, Eden Prairie and Burnsville. Commuting is reasonable; enjoying the atmosphere is priceless. For more information about Jordan, please visit the Jordan A rea Chamber of Commerce website at www.jordanchamber. org or email your inquiry to info@ For more information about the Jordan School District, visit www.jordan. Jean Goldman Wilson, Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce

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hen going through life, a four-legged companion or other pet can sooth the soul and provide comfort, but your pet needs a space to have fun too. In Jordan, the local sidewalks and trails are a popular place for dog walkers. Man’s best friend does not have an enclosed place to play – yet – but a fenced-in dog park has been proposed for Lagoon Park. When the Jordan City Council approved a parks priority list last February, construction of a new fenced-in dog park was put on the 2017 project list, with a budget not to exceed $25,000. Installing a dog park is also a top priority for Jordan residents – during the recent Comprehensive Plan survey, a dog park ranked fourth on the list of desired amenities, behind a pool/waterpark, more trails and a splash pad. Faye Tiedman is one resident who would like to see a dog park come to town, but in the meantime she has other alternatives. “We pretty much walk around downtown Jordan and by the school,” Tiedman said. “They have that little path by St. John’s.” Although the city does not want dogs entering the beach area at Mill Pond, Lagoon Park offers a wide open green space to play Frisbee, fetch, or even just take a mid-afternoon nap. “It would be nice if they had a swim area down at Lagoon Park for the pets,” resident Kathy Flink said. There is one place in Jordan that is a favorite for Flink’s dogs: Dog Pad Dogs in Jordan. Her dogs spend the day there once a week, and they come home happy and exhausted at the end of the day. “They are excited when they go. She comes to our house, she picks them up — for working families it makes it really easy — and every time the dogs actually know when she is coming,” Flink said. “They know the day that they go and they start looking for her, and then as soon as they hear the car drive up they get excited in the house and they start running to the door and they stand there until she opens it to take them. It is the funniest thing.” Jordan also boasts two veterinary clinics, and small pets are not the only kind of animals that can be brought in for treatment. Kreuser Veterinary Clinic offers veterinarian services for cows, while the Jordan Vet Clinic offers equestrian wellness, lameness exams and dentistry.

“It would be nice if they had a swim area down at Lagoon Park for the pets.”

- Kathy Flink Jordan is also home to Ames Percherons, and the majestic draft horses show every year at the Scott County Fair Draft Horse Show. Local youth show steer, pigs, lambs, goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits at the local fair. This year Jordan showed some of the best farm animals, claiming a blue ribbon duck, blue ribbon chicken, five blue ribbon goats, three blue ribbon lambs and a reserve champion lamb, the grand champion market barrow and a blue ribbon market steer.

DOG LICENSES Jordan Government Center 952-492-2535 Dogs over four months of age must be licensed in Jordan. The cost of a license is $10 and a proof of rabies vaccination is necessary. Licensed dogs are to wear the license tag number on their collars. Any dog found in the city without a license and running at large can be impounded. For more information, check with city hall. A household that has more than three licensed dogs on the premises must apply for a $50 kennel license.

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Snitch the ferret drew attention during the Heimatfest Parade. Left, owner Elaina Neves of Jordan holds Snitch for a young boy to pet. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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