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PRIOR LAKE

A bright blue sky beams over a dock in Prior Lake. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

ATTRACTIONS

Parks Recreation Trails Lakefront Days

LEISURE 12-15 15-16 16 17

FOOD

Farmers Markets

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GOVERNMENT

City of Prior Lake Prior Lake Mayor’s Column Scott County Libraries Licenses & Documents Metropolitan Council U.S. Postal Service Health & Human Services State of Minnesota Utilities Watersheds Elections United States

21-22 22 23-24 25 26 26 26 26 26,28 26 26 27 28

HEALTH

Hospitals Medical Clinics

30 30

Performing Arts Supporting Organizations Clubs & Organizations Adult Sports Youth Sports Youth Organizations Studio Arts

35 35 38-39 40 40 41 41

LIVING Education Special Programs Help & Support Services Scott County Historical Society Worship Directory Map

44-53 54 55 56 58-59 70

MARKETPLACE Downtown Prior Lake Media Chamber of Commerce Business Directory

60-63 65 65 69

PETS Pet Licenses Adoption & Rescue

68 68

2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Managing Editor: Richard Crawford Editor: Amanda McKnight \ Editorial content: Hannah Jones Cover Design: Nicole Bullock \ Editorial Design: Mike Gears \ Advertising: Shelley Dery Special thanks to the city of Prior Lake, Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency, Scott County and School District 719 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 Prior Lake American, 12925 Eagle Creek Parkway, Savage, 55378. Copyright 2016 - 2017. Printed in the U.S.A. To submit additional information call 952-445-3333 or send an email to amcknight@swpub.com.

Cover photo by: Lori Carlson Prior Lake is popular for its recreational water activities.


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WELCOME

Prior Lake reflects a cloudy sky, just off Sand Point Beach. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

A WARM RIVER VALLEY WELCOME W

elcome to Prior Lake, and thank you for diving into the 2016-2017 Prior Lake Lifestyle Guide with us. What makes Prior Lake 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 Prior Lake not just where they live, but what makes it their home. Originally a resort community, the city has evolved from a 1-square-mile rural town of 400 people to a more than an 18-square-mile community of nearly 25,000 people. Prior Lake continues to manage growth and maintain its small town roots. Downtown Prior Lake continues to transform and is a destination where people can shop, recreate, dine and socialize. Downtown features a variety of eating establishments. Summer events downtown include the Farmer’s Market, the Lakefront Days celebration, Prior Lake Rotary Lakefront Music

Fest, concerts in the park and Ladies Night Out. Prior Lake also continues to move forward as an attractive community in which to open or expand a business. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Prior Lake 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 amcknight@swpub.com.


2013

VETERANS

2014

2015

1,462 2010 - 2014 = 100

24,471 25,039 25,282

10.4% increase from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015

= 2,000

7.3%

5 years and under 18 years and under

28.6%

Between 19 and 64 years

55.1%

WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

workers age 16+

26.9 min

2010 - 2014

HOUSING

9.3%

65 years and older

POPULATION BREAKDOWN 2010

WHITE

89.6%

8,882 Housing units, 2010 = 1,000

ASIAN

3%

TWO OR MORE RACES

2.4%

HISPANIC OR LATINO

2.1%

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

1.5%

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE

1.6%

5.4% Foreign born Between 2010 and 2014 EDUCATION

96.1% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

43.3% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

83.4%

Homeownership rate, 2010 - 2014

88.7% Living in same house 1 year or more $262,400 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2010 - 2014 2.73 Persons per household $95,692 Median household income, 2010 - 2014 $41,810 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014 dollars Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/

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POPULATION


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Joanne Koltes-West 952-201-3981

Sue Krahling 952-200-7644

Paul Krueger 612-328-4506

Barb Kuester 952-956-4047

Jessica Lamker 952-380-7091

Rebekah McCraken 612-251-9320

Shelly McWilliams 952-486-9478

Mary Miller 612-644-3188

Mike & Debbie Monasco 952-221-3151

Bruce Nelson 952-270-1514

Karen Stiles 612-749-1615

Nancy Straub 952-999-6422


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Maggie Klein 612-581-3598

Debbie Larson 952-486-0082

Ray Loftus 952-297-4822

Donna Mankowski 612-964-6808

Bev Martini 952-240-4770

Debbie McGahey 612-750-0018

Nancy Porter 952-201-4772

Jodi Scholl 612-308-1706

Mary Schweich 612-414-4694

Jessica Seidlitz 612-710-8283

Randy & Patrice Simpson 612-384-0977

Andrea Sullivan 952-412-6507

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Lakeville Area Arts Center

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Canterbury Park

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A ADVERTISERS

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FOOD MGM Wine & Spirits

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u4ic Brewing, Inc.

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Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

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Lunds & Byerlys

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GOVERNMENT CAP Agency

25

City of Prior Lake

28

HEALTH Babcock & Morgan Family Dental

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Fairview Clinics

31

Veil Orthodontics

31

Children’s Dental Care

31

Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic

32

Bliss Family Dental

32

St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center 32 St. Francis Regional Medical Center

45

Dakotah Meadows RV Park

45

Haferman Water Conditioning

47

Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC

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St. John the Baptist Catholic School

48

St. Michael Catholic School

49

Remax - Jason Walgrave

50

St. Paul’s Lutheran School

51

Coldwell Banker Burnet - La Velle/Seeley

51

American Family - Nick Atkinson

52

Swanke Financial

52

KleinBank

53

Edina Realty - Mary Schweich

53

Voyageur Financial

54

Independent School District 191

55

New Market Bank

57

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School

58

Calvary Church

58

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

58

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

58

Friendship Church

59

Bridgewood Church

59

St. Michael Catholic Church

59

Harbor Community Church

59

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church

59

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MARKETPLACE Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

LEISURE Chaska Parks and Recreation

34

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping

35

Tu Nails

40

Tobacco Express

40

Shakopee Travel Leaders

41

Mediacom

41

LIVING Anchor Iron Company

3

Edina Realty - Karen Stiles

5

State Farm - Erik Westrum Agency

5

Edina Realty - Prior Lake/Savage Office

Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store

8-9

The Grainwood Senior Living

43

Multiventure Properties, Inc.

44

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

44

Mazopiya

45

Playworks

45

Dakotah Sports and Fitness

45

Meadows at Mystic Lake

45

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Carlson Ace and Prior Lake Ace Hardware

60

Viking Liquor Barrel

60

Prior Lake Shell

60

Integra Telecom

61

Prior Lake VFW Post #6208

61

Profinishers Auto Body

61

Premiere Dance Academy

61

Prior Lake Auto Collision

62

The Vintage Gypsy

62

Edelweiss Bakery

62

The Laker Store

63

Marys on Main

63

D Copperfield Jeweler

63

Rod Dehmlow Auto Sales & Services

63

Mr. Handyman

65

Simon’s Flooring and Design

65

Floors to Go

66

Jet-Black

66

Shakopee Chevrolet

67

The Mandinec Group Landscaping, Inc.

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A LIFE ON THE LAKE P

rior Lake takes pride in its small-town, close-knit feel, but it also draws fun-seekers from all over the metro area. Its two public beachfronts and 55 or so parks become the backdrop for plenty of regionally renowned events — most notably the Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest, when rabid fans fill Lakefront Park to see headliners like Daughtry, Dwight Yoakam and Smash Mouth. But there’s plenty more to come and see in Prior Lake, as Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce representative Sandi Fleck can tell you. “There’s Ladies Night Out, Ice Golf, Lakefront Days, the farmer’s market, PLAY tournaments, soccer tournaments, great restaurants — and we have the lake,” she said. Upper and Lower Prior Lake may be the biggest attractions of all, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. They’re often the backdrop for Prior Lake’s most popular community events, from the Lakefront Days carnival in summer to Decembrrr Dazzle around the holidays. Lakefront Park, located just a short walk from downtown, is often referred to as the “jewel” of the city and is never far from the action. Those looking for a little more fast-paced fun can hit up Mystic Lake Casino or Little Six Casino, run by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. In the summer, they can also

“The people that aren’t from here get to come and see our community.” — Keri Thayer, R.O.C.K.

experience the culture and history of the tribe during their Wacipi celebration. Different tribes come from all over North America for music, dance and togetherness. All thrill-seekers are welcome. As tight as the Prior Lake community is, they also love visitors. Keri Thayer, resident and head of local nonprofit R.O.C.K., loves Lakefront Music Fest for a lot of reasons, but one of them is certainly a chance to show off her home town. “The people that aren’t from here get to come and see our community,” she said.

ATTRACTIONS

Above – The crowd cheers in Lakefront Park at the annual Lakefront Music Fest. At right – The kids’ tractor pull drew a crowd at the Autumn Gathering. (Photos by Hannah Jones)


ATTRACTIONS PARKS PRIOR LAKE CITY PARKS Parks and Recreation 952-447-9820 The city of Prior Lake prides itself on its park system. More than 50 parks offer summer and winter recreational opportunities. The community has two public beaches, two public accesses to Prior Lake, 34 athletic fields that include nine soccer fields, two football fields, seven baseball diamonds and 16 softball/t-ball fields. There are also five horseshoe pits, eight sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts and a skate park. Most of the parks also have playground equipment and trail systems. Most parks have shelters, and some have restrooms and electrical outlets. These areas can be reserved for group picnics at a daily rate of $75 for residents or $125 for nonresidents. Reservations are taken only for Sand Point, Lakefront and Memorial Parks shelters. All other shelters are first come-first serve. Lakefront Pavilion rate is $300 for residents or $450 for nonresidents. To reserve one of these areas, contact the Recreation Department at 952-447-9820. For more information, pick up a copy of the Park and Trail map at the Prior Lake City Hall. Boudins Park 14201 Rutgers St. N.E. Softball/T-ball, playground, basketball court, picnic area with grills and shelter, pleasure ice skating rink. Brooksville Hills Park 16505 Itasca Ave. S.E. Playground, picnic area with grills. Cardinal Ridge No. 1 5705 Cardinal Ridge Trail S.E. Soccer/football, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve. Cardinal Ridge No. 2 5916 Cardinal Ridge Trail S.E. Picnic area with shelter, grill, playground, trails, nature preserve.

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The city of Prior Lake hosts beach parties throughout the summer at Sand Point Beach. (File photo) Carriage Hills Park 14585 Carriage Lane Softball/T-ball, volleyball, basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink, electricity and water, hiking trails.

Crystal Lake Park 4217 Village Lake Drive S.E. Picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve, fishing dock.

Deerfield Park 17100 Fish Point Road S.E. Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve.


ATTRACTIONS Enclave at Cleary Lake 5384 Trailhead Lane S.E. Trails, playground. Fairway Heights Park 3600 Fox Tail Trail N.W. Trails, nature preser ve, playground. Fish Point Park 15111 Fish Point Road S.E. Basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails. Glynwater Park 3456 Glynwater Trail N.W. Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve. Grainwood Crossing 4360 Quincy St. Picnic area with shelter and grills, shore fishing, fishing pier and scenic area. Green Oaks Park 15060 Green Oak Trail S.E. Softball/T-ball, basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, and pleasure ice skating rink. Haas Lake 3120 Wilds Ridge N.W. Trails, historic area. Heritage Park 4377 Quincy St. S.E. Scenic, historic area. Hickory Shores Park 4217 Village Lake Drive S.E. Shore fishing, hiking trails, nature preserve, scenic. Horkey Park at Shepherds Path 13810 Shepherd’s Path Picnic shelter, walking/hiking trails, nature preserve. Howard Lake Park 16358 Stemmer Ridge Road N.W. Softball/T-ball, basketball court, pleasure rink, picnic area, play equipment. Indian Ridge Park 15081 Fairlawn Shores Trail S.E. Basketball court, playground, picnic area with grills.

Two-year-old Cayden Rober of Eden Prairie has fun at Lakefront Music Fest in Prior Lake. (Photo by Lori Carlson) Island View Park 3425 Crystal Circle Playground, picnic area with grills, hiking trails, nature preserve. Jeffers Ponds Park 3565 Jeffers Parkway N.W. Softball/T-ball, basketball courts, pleasure rink, play equipment, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, fishing pier, nature preserve, scenic. Jeffers South 15122 Jeffers Pass N.W. Hiking trails, nature preserve. Knob Hill Park 4700 & 4701 Carriage Hills Parkway Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, basketball court, hiking trails, nature preserve. Lakefront Park 5000 Kop Parkway S.E. Pavilion, Gazebo, Skate Park-Tier 1, Baseball, skate park, soccer/football, tennis, volleyball, basketball court, pleasure and hockey skating rinks with warming house, playground, sledding hills, picnic area with shel-

ter, grills and electricity, shore fishing, fishing dock, hiking trails, nature preserve, amphitheater, concessions and restrooms, scenic/ historic, Watzl’s Beach (no lifeguards). The shelters and band shell can be reserved for group picnics at a daily rate of $75 for residents or $125 for nonresidents. The Pavilion rate is $300 for residents or $450 for nonresidents. To reserve one of these areas, contact the Recreation Department at 952-447-9820. Meadow View Park 2416 & 2479 Stonecrest Path N.W. Playground, pinic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve. Memorial Park 5181 160th St. Baseball, basketball court, horseshoes, playground, picnic area with shelters and grills, concessions, restrooms, electricity and water. The shelters can be reserved for group picnics at a daily rate of $75 for residents or $125 for nonresidents online or by calling the Recreation Department at 952-447-9820.

North Shore Oaks Park 14300 Fisher Ave. N.W. Playground, picnic area with grills, nature preserve. Northwood Park 16731 Northwood Road N.W. Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure skating rink. Northwood Meadows Park 2995 Hawk Ridge Road N.W. Picnic area with shelter, softball/ T-ball , half basketball , playground, ice rink, trails, grill, nature preserve. Oakland Beach Park 6675 Rustic Road S.E. Basketball court, picnic area with shelter and grills, playground and pleasure skating rink. Raspberry Ridge Park 4010 Lords Street N.E. Softball/T-ball, volleyball, basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, and pleasure skating rink.

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ATTRACTIONS Raspberry Woods Park 4124 Hidden Pond Trail N.E. Hiking trails, nature preserve. Raymond Park 2250 Raymond Ave., Jordan Picnic shelter, grills, drinking water, fishing dock Rice Lake Park 3439 Skinner St. W. Picnic area with shelter, playground, scenic. Rotary Gateway Park 4666 Dakota St. S.E. Trails, picnic area, small gazebo, bench seating, fountain. Sand Point Beach 14349 Crest Ave. N.E. Volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, swimming (no lifeguards), playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, fishing dock, boat launch, hiking trails, vending machines, restrooms, electricity, water, boat slips. Parking fees (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays only) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend $5/ car (cash only). The shelters can be reserved for group picnics at a daily rate of $75 for residents or $125 for nonresidents online or by calling the Recreation Department at 952-447-9820. Sand Point Park 5675 Cedarwood Trail N.E. Softball/T-ball, basketball, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink. South Shore Park 2925 South Shore Drive Picnic area with shelter, grill, playground. Stonebriar Park 17096 Stonebriar Circle Picnic area, playground. Sunset Hills Park 3205 Balsam Street S.W. Volleyball, softball/T-ball fields, basketball, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink.

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The Ferris wheel made a colorful focal point for this year’s carnival. (Photo by Hannah Jones) The Ponds 17429 Ponds Parkway S.E. Lighted baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer/football, archery, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, concessions and restrooms, electricity, water, hiking trails, nature preserve.

area with shelter and grills, shore fishing, hiking trails, concessions vending machines, and restrooms, electricity and water, 18 boat slips.

Thomas Ryan Memorial Park 4600 Busse Parkway S.E. Baseball, soccer/football fields, basketball concessions, restrooms, pinic area with grills, electricity, water, playground.

Wilderness Pond Park 16551 & 16598 Blind Lake Trail S.E. Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve.

Westbury Ponds Park 16755 Simpkins Ave. Hiking trail, nature preserve.

Timber Crest Park 4846 Bluff Heights Trail S.E. Basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve.

Wilds Park 5200 Wilds Parkway Playground, basketball, softball/Tball fields, volleyball, pleasure skating rinks, picnic area with shelter and grills.

Watzl’s Beach at Lakefront Park 5000 Kop Parkway S.E. Swimming (no lifeguards), picnic

Wilds North Park 2863 Cougar Path N.W. Softball/T-ball fields, basketball

court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills. Willows Park 16950 Elm Avenue S.W. Basketball court, softball/T-ball fields, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink. Woods at the Wilds 3190 Wildwood Trail N.W. Picnic area with shelter and grills, playground, scenic/historic. Woodridge Park 17170 Toronto Avenue S.E. Softball, playground, pleasure rink, picnic area with electricity, shelter and grills. Woodview Park 17180 Sunray Circle S.W. Hiking trails, nature preserve.


ATTRACTIONS REGIONAL PARKS Scott County Parks 952-496-8475 www.co.scott.mn.us 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 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 includes a 40acre city parcel on the northern shore of Spring Lake includes a dog park and trails. Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org The LandingMinnesota River Heritage Park 2187 E. County Road 101, Shakopee 763-694-7784 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org Cleary Lake Regional Park 18106 Texas Ave. S. (County Road 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 Road 75), Savage 763-694-7777 Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400-acre park.

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Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400 SKATE PARK Lakefront Skate Park 5000 Kop Parkway, Lakefront Park, 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. PUBLIC INDOOR SWIMMING Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Woodside Road S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0893

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ATTRACTIONS PUBLIC OUTDOOR SWIMMING 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. CAMPGROUNDS Baylor Regional Park 10775 County Road 33, Norwood Young America 952-466-5250

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Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake 952-492-3393 Lebanon Hills Park Campground 12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley 651-688-1376

Minneapolis S.W. KOA 3315 166th St. W., Jordan 952-492-6440 MN Valley State Park/Rec Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400

TRAILS There are over 80 miles of trails in the Prior Lake trail system. One of the newer trails at Rice Lake Park has a unique design. The “Pathways for Play” concept calls for play equipment to be spread along a half mile loop. The newly constructed Markley Lake Trail completes a significant portion of the connection of trails from County Road 44 around Markley Lake. The vision is that this trail will be extended with future development through the Welcome Industrial Park to County Road 21 and Cleary Lake Regional Park. The trail system can be easily accessed from Ponds Park, Lakefront Park or Thomas Ryan Memorial Park.


ATTRACTIONS

LAKEFRONT DAYS Above – Austin Anderson and Abigail Elsner, both 3, of Prior Lake, try out some kid-sized jet skis at the Lakefront Days carnival while trying to high-five their parents. Lower left – Angela Lendt of Chaska leaves the Berry-Go-Round with niece Hailey, 3, at Lakefront Days in Prior Lake. Lower right – Paula Johnson of Prior Lake enjoys a cool cone on a hot evening with her kids, Lolah, 8, and Hudson, 10. (Photos by Lori Carlson)

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FOOD

Above – The Prior Lake Farmers Market has food, music and fun available every Saturday morning in the summer. At right – Louisiana Purchase Seafood Sales and Catering was a brand new food vendor at the Fall Community Fest. James and Aleta Madison brought Southern flavor to Minnesota two years ago, and has been a regular installment at the Prior Lake Farmers Market. (Photos by Hannah Jones)

FOR EVERY TASTE BUD K

eri Thayer, head of nonprofit R.O.C.K., knows a thing or two about feeding hungry kids. She’s also been a resident of Prior Lake’s Credit River Township for 20 years, and she knows what’s good to eat in town. “We have a good mix of chain restaurants and really good smaller restaurants,” she said. Eating out is always an option in Prior Lake. The small-town feel extends to its many local restaurants. There’s at least one local legend in every category: the town bakery, the lakeside restaurant, the local bar, the bistro — and options for fresh Italian, Chinese and Southwest cuisine. There are also plenty of quality restaurants available in Prior Lake’s leisure hubs. A trip to the golf course or the casino can end with a good dinner right on location. When the weather’s warm, there’s plenty of fresh, local produce available at Prior Lake’s many farmer’s markets. The Prior Lake Farmers Market on Main Street, open Saturday mornings during the warm season, has been around for 14 years, and has only grown in its popularity and its many offerings. Founder and 20-year resident Karla Haugen has been expanding the market year by year. These days, it’s a one-stop shop for food and fun. Visitors can grab a table and some hot brunch from their pick of food trucks, listen to live music and peruse the vegetables, baked goods, flowers, crafts, goods and services for sale. “The Prior Lake Farmers Market is a big event here,” Haugen said. “The goal is really a community gathering kind of thing.” Newer farmer’s markets, like the VFW Harvest Fest and

“The Prior Lake Farmers Market is a big event here. The goal is really a community gathering kind of thing.” - Karla Haugen Prior Lake Farmers Market Coordinator

the Wozupi Gardens Farmers Market, keep locavores stocked throughout the week. In Prior Lake, visitors never have to go far to find something good to eat, no matter their tastes. “We have fast foods, sit-down restaurants, lake restaurants — restaurants on our golf courses — it’s totally diversified,” said longtime resident Sandi Fleck.


FOOD FARMERS MARKETS Prior Lake Farmers Market Main Street, just off Highway 13 and County Road 21 www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May-October The Prior Lake Farmers Market in downtown Prior Lake features locally grown, farm-fresh food. The market offers meats, fish, baked goods, handcrafted beverages, gourmet confections, assorted landscaping stock, fine crafts and more.

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Wozupi Farmers Market 2571 Credit Union Drive, Prior Lake www.mazopiya.com 2 to 6 p.m. every Thursday from May-October Wozupi is an organic farm committed to growing food in a way that nourishes the earth, the community, and people’s minds and bodies. It is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federallyrecognized, sovereign Indian tribe, located southwest of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Since opening in 2010, Wozupi, which means “garden” in the Dakota Language, has encompassed the tribe’s focus on being a good neighbor, good employer, and good steward of the earth.

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Joel Kanz shows a card trick to Prior Lake High School senior Kaitlin Kreutziger. (File photo)

SMALL-TOWN CIVIL SERVICE P

rior Lake is governed by a mayor and four City Council members, each of them elected to serve four-year terms. They meet on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at Prior Lake City Hall, located at 4646 Dakota St. It’s not uncommon to see a crowd of Prior Lake residents present at meetings to discuss civic issues they care about. It’s one of the ways Prior Lake’s “small-town” mentality manifests. There are plenty of other reasons to come to City Hall than a rollicking council meeting. City Hall’s meeting rooms can be rented out for other groups or community events, and the staff are on hand to help with whatever residents might need. “The City of Prior Lake has a friendly, welcoming staff,” Sandi Fleck of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce said. “It’s good people.” Prior Lake government happens outside of City Hall, too. Credit River and Spring Lake Townships have their own town boards, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a sovereign nation with its own government. The tribal government consists of three elected Business Council members and the General Council, which includes every enrolled member of the tribe over 18.

“They know it’s their job to serve the public.” - Fire Chief Doug Hartman Prior Lake contains only one school district — District 719 — which includes a section of Prior Lake’s neighbor, Savage. The Prior Lake-Savage Area School District includes eight elementary school facilities, a Spanish immersion school, two middle schools, one high school and alternative learning centers at the middle school and high school level. A superintendent and a board of seven members meet every other Monday. These various governmental bodies are distinct partners, and they all work together to keep in communication and accomplish civic projects. Prior Lake is represented on the state level by representatives for Minnesota House District 55B and Senate District 55, and on the national level by Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, but residents know that most of the action is close to home, and they’re not afraid to get involved with the people who represent them. “They know it’s their job to serve the public,” Fire Chief Doug Hartman said.


GOVERNMENT

CITY OF

PRIOR LAKE CITY HALL

PRIOR LAKE

4646 Dakota St. S.E. 952-447-9800

fboyles@cityofpriorlake.com www.cityofpriorlake.com TTY: 952-447-9800

952-447-9800

CITY COUNCIL The Prior Lake City Council consists of the mayor and four council members who serve four-year, staggered terms. Local elections take place in November of the even-numbered years. Management of local affairs is performed by an appointed city manager who is directly responsible to the mayor and city council.

KEN HEDBERG Mayor

RICHARD KEENEY Council member

MONIQUE MORTON Council member

MICHAEL MCGUIRE Council member

ANNETTE THOMPSON Council member

612-382-6143 Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

612-889-7114 Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

952-250-9951 Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

952-447-3224 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

952-496-1104 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

MEETINGS The City of Prior Lake has a Lakes Advisory Committee, Safety Advisory Committee and Economic Development Advisory Committee that meet regularly. First Monday: Prior Lake Planning Commission 6 p.m., Council Chambers Second & Fourth Monday: Prior Lake City Council 7 p.m., Council Chambers

Third Monday: Prior Lake Economic Development Authority 4 p.m., Council Chambers Prior Lake Planning Commission 6 p.m., Council Chambers

All meetings of the City Council and its advisory bodies are open to the public. All City Council and Planning Commission meetings are televised live and rebroadcast on the city’s cable channel and can be streamed on the city website.

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Police and fire emergency Police (non-emergency) Police (general information) Fire (general information) Police Tip Line Water and sewer billing Lost & found pets Parks and Recreation Scott County Sheriff Chamber of Commerce Transit Services

911 952-445-1411 952-440-3555 952-440-3473 1-800-222-TIPS 952-447-9843 952-447-9804 952-447-9820 952-496-8300 952-440-1000 952-447-9815

CITY DEPARTMENTS City Manager Frank Boyles fboyles@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9801 Assistant City Manager Lori Olson lolson@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9802 Finance Director Donald Uram duram@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9841 Community and Economic Development Director Dan Rogness drogness@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9813

Public Works and Natural Resources Director Katy Gehler kgehler@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9890 City Engineer/ Inspections Director Larry Poppler lpoppler@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9832 Recreation Coordinator Angie Barstad abarstad@cityofpriorlake.com 952-447-9822

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PRIOR LAKE: A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY P

rior Lake has grown to have a population of more than 25,000 people, but we still maintain that small town feeling. Natural resources, quality of life and a vibrant economy are some of the values that attract people to Prior Lake. Along with Cleary Lake Regional Park, there are 55 parks that cover 1,000 acres and over 100 miles of trails. When you live in Prior Lake, you are within walking distance of at least one of the 38 neighborhood parks that have amenities such as picnic shelters, ball fields, play equipment and basketball courts. For the outdoor enthusiasts there are several natural and undeveloped parks to get away amid the wonders of nature. For those that prefer the water, Sand Point Beach community park has two pavilions, a volleyball court, playground, boat launch and a beautiful beach. Quality of life includes being able to walk, jog and bike safely around the city. In 2016, the city finished developing a new park called Rice Lake Park. Due to the heavily wooded terrain and high quality wetlands, the area called for a fairly new and unique design called Pathways for Play. Play equipment is spread along a half mile trail loop integrating natural elements and play opportunities for the whole family.

While people come to Prior Lake to live, work and play, they also stay. The city has seen its first multifamily housing project in nearly 10 years with Dominium recently breaking ground on an affordable 168unit senior rental development called The Grainwood, located in the Gateway area northeast of downtown. When it opens, its expected that about 60 percent of people who move there will be current Prior Lake residents, while 40 percent will be moving to Prior Lake from another town. With many Prior Lake residents relocating to this development, that will open up affordable single family homes for a whole new generation of Prior Lake residents. As the national economy is on the rebound, Prior Lake has also seen an uptick in business development.

There has been a renewed interest in the 50 acre Deerfield Business Park. A 30,000 square foot building will be the new home to Port City Bakery, a mass producer of dough balls for pizza. Inquiries continue to grow in this more recent business park. One of the most important assets a city has is residents. Involved citizens hold a community together and help guide it into the future. More than 50 volunteers serve on city advisory committees. Great community events like Music Fest and Lakefront Days could not exist without civic organizations like Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Lions, VFW and more. Many youth athletics are supported solely by hundreds of parent volunteers. In 2017 many of these same people and other city stake holders will be called upon to volunteer their time at a community wide gathering to review and update our 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan. This is the document that defines what our city will become and the incremental steps we must take to get there. We have the people and the resources to be a great a city and that is why, in 2014, 95 percent of residents rated the quality of life in Prior Lake as excellent or good. Ken Hedberg Mayor of Prior Lake

ORDINANCES For more information about city of Prior Lake ordinances, visit www. cityofpriorlake.com. Weeds & Grass Weeds and grass are not permitted to grow higher than 12 inches. If they do, the city may have them cut at the property owner’s expense. Questions about weeds should be directed to the Code Enforcement Officer at 952-447-9811. Snow Removal To facilitate snow and ice removal, parking is not allowed on city

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streets (including downtown) between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. daily, beginning Nov. 1 and ending March 31. Violators will be ticketed. Streets, alleys and municipal parking lots are usually plowed within 24 hours after a snowfall. Major thoroughfares and collectors streets are given priority, followed by residential streets and alleys.

responsible for shoveling sidewalks and clearing snow from around fire hydrants. Minnesota State Fire Code requires clear space around hydrants. A 3-foot (914 mm) clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved. This includes snow removal, and any other obstructions such as bushes, trees and fences.

Sidewalks/Fire Hydrants From a liability perspective and in consideration of guests and customers, property owners are

Shed Construction Sheds of less than 200 sq. ft. may be constructed without a building permit but needs to meet additional re-

quirements. Refer to www.cityofpriorlake.com/building-permits. php for additional requirements. Other Permits & Licenses The city also has other license and permit requirements. Gambling, liquor, massage, refuse hauler, solicitors, pet license, driveway permits, grading permits, short term rentals, outdoor events and cigarette licenses may be applied for from the Finance Department. Refer to www.cityofpriorlake.com/ permits-licenses.php for additional information.


SCOTT COUNTY 952-445-7750

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

TTY/TDD : 952-496-8170 www.scottcounty.mn.org

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s 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 partnerships, 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 through viewing Board meetings (available online in “real time” and on-demand), visiting the website (www.scottcountymn.org), 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.

ELECTED OFFICIALS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

JOE WAGNER

OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

District 1 612-270-2660 jwagner@co.scott.mn.us

TOM WOLF

MICHAEL BEARD

RON HOCEVAR

LUKE HENNEN

District 2 952-440-6805 twolf@co.scott.mn.us

District 3 952-583-7090 mbeard@co.scott.mn.us

County Attorney 952-496-8415 rhocevar@co.scott.mn.us

Sheriff 952-496-8300 lhennen@co.scott.mn.us

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

BARBARA MARSCHALL

JON ULRICH

District 4 952-447-5748 bmarschall@co.scott.mn.us

District 5 612-716-6724 julrich@co.scott.mn.us

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

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

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GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS County Administrator Gary L. Shelton 952-496-8100 gshelton@co.scott.mn.us Deputy County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion 952-496-8346 lvermillion@co.scott.mn.us Building Inspections Gail Johnson 952-496-8884 gjohnson@co.scott.mn.us County Assessor Michael Thompson 952-496-8115 propertytax@co.scott.mn.us County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8240 rhocevar@co.scott.mn.us County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8346 twiniecki@co.scott.mn.us County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8438 jhentges@co.scott.mn.us Customer Service 952-496-8150 Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 scelections@co.scott.mn.us Prior Lake firefighters prepare another rack of barbecued chicken for the annual fundraiser. (Photo by Lori Carlson) Employee Relations Lori Huss 952-496-8103 lhuss@co.scott.mn.us Environmental Services 952-496-8475 Facilities Management Joe Wiita 952-496-8063 jwiita@co.scott.mn.us

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Finance Kevin Ellsworth 952-496-8386 kellsworth@co.scott.mn.us

Planning & Zoning Brad Davis 952-496-8654 bdavis@co.scott.mn.us

Surveyor James Hentges 952-496-8362 jhentges@co.scott.mn.us

Information Technology Greg Sorensen 952-445-7750 gsorensen@co.scott.mn.us

Public Health Lisa Brodsky 952-496-8555 lbrodsky@co.scott.mn.us

Veterans Services Jerry Brua 952-496-8176 jbrua@co.scott.mn.us

Parks & Trails Patricia Freeman 952-496-8752 pfreeman@co.scott.mn.us

Sheriff Luke Hennen 952-496-8300 lhennen@co.scott.mn.us


GOVERNMENT LIBRARIES Prior Lake Branch Library 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-3375 www.scott.lib.mn.us The Prior Lake Branch Library is part of the Scott County Library System, which allows library card-holders access to libraries in seven communities, including Belle Plaine, Jordan, 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 Scott County Historical Society Stans Museum 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee 952-445-0378

Darcy White of the Prior Lake Police Department answers questions about her job. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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.

Community Outreach • Crisis Prevention Education • Food & Nutrition Safe & Stable Housing Need Assistance? Want to help?

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GOVERNMENT LICENSES & DOCUMENTS DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES Prior Lake-Savage License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Jordan Government Center 210 E. First St., Jordan 952-492-6330 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 www.co.scott.mn.us DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWALS See above list or visit www.mvrenewal.state.mn.us. DRIVER’S EXAMS MN Driver’s License Exam Station 418 Pine St., Chaska 952-448-3740 LIQUOR & TOBACCO LICENSES City of Prior Lake 4646 Dakota St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-447-9840 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 Sporting goods and convenience stores also sell these licenses. MARRIAGE LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150

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METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Metropolitan Council Main Office 390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101 651-602-1000 www.metrocouncil.org public.info@metc.state.mn.us

Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Room 300, Shakopee 952-445-7751

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area. The council advocates for vital communities and a competitive region. 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.

Child Care Assistance 952-496-8686

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. The council’s website provides information about the region and regional services. The site has current data on aviation, demographics, the economy, housing, land use, parks and open space, transportation, and water quality and supply. Forecasts of population, employment and households are available, as are city and township data, regional plans, water resources, and transportation information.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Prior Lake Post Office 4455 Village Lake Dr. S.E. 55372 1-800-275-8777 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Carver-Scott Crisis Program 952-442-7601 (24 hours)

Child Support Enforcement 952-496-8183 Financial Assistance 952-496-8686 Home and Community 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

STATE OF MINNESOTA MN Workforce Center 752 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee 952-445-7087 www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc Job service is available to all job seekers and employers. Information concerning filing for unemployment insurance can be obtained by calling 651-296-3644 or at www.uimn.org. 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 East County Road 101, Shakopee 952-496-4141

UTILITIES Buried Cable – Call Before You Dig Gopher State One 651-454-0002 www.gopherstateonecall.org ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999 www.xcelenergy.com Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative 952-492-2313 www.mvec.net Shakopee Public Utilities 952-445-1988 www.spucweb.com NATURAL GAS CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727 www.centerpointenergy.com WATER & SEWER Prior Lake Utility Billing 952-447-9843

WATERSHEDS Watershed management organizations and watershed districts in the Twin Cities metropolitan area participate in water planning and implementation. Scott Watershed Management Organization 952-496-8054 www.co.scott.mn.us Meetings are the fourth Monday at 4 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center. Lower Minnesota River Watershed District 952-856-5880 www.watersheddistrict.org Meetings are the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall. Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District 952-447-4166 www.plslwd.org The district includes part of Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee and Sand Creek and Spring Lake Townships. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in City Council Chambers at Prior Lake City Hall.


GOVERNMENT 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 952496-8560 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 FOR PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS Prior Lake Precinct 1 Prior Lake City Hall 4646 Dakota St. S.E. Prior Lake Precinct 2 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 5634 Luther Rd. S.E. Prior Lake Precinct 3 Prior Lake Baptist Church 5690 Credit River Rd. S.E. Prior Lake Precinct 4 Friendship Church 17741 Fairlawn Ave. Election kits are prepared at Prior Lake City Hall. (Photo by Lori Carlson) Prior Lake Precinct 5 Fire Station No. 2 3906 Station Place N.W. Prior Lake Precinct 6A Holy Cross Church 14085 Pike Lake Trail N.E.

Cedar Lake Township St. Patrick Social Hall 24425 Old Hwy. 13 Blvd.

Savage Precinct 3 Savage City Hall 6000 McColl Dr.

Louisville Township Marystown Parish Center 15850 Marystown Rd.

Savage Precinct 4 St. Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church 14225 Quentin Ave. S.

Prior Lake Precinct 6B Living Hope Lutheran Church 8600 Horizon Dr.

SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS

Prior Lake Precinct 7 Shepherd of the Lake Church 3611 North Berens Rd. N.W.

SCHOOL DISTRICT 719 Prior Lake residents of School District 719 will have the same precincts and polling locations as the general election.

Credit River Township Credit River Town Hall 18985 Meadow View Blvd. Spring Lake Township Spring LakeTown Hall 20381 Fairlawn Ave. Sand Creek Township Minnesota Valley Electric Coop 125 Minnesota Valley Electric Dr.

Spring Lake, Sand Creek, Credit River and Cedar Lake Townships Spring Lake Town Hall 20381 Fairlawn Ave., Spring Lake Township Credit River Township Credit River Town Hall 18985 Meadow View Blvd., Credit River Township

Savage Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Savage Precinct 6 Bethesda Church 15033 S. Hwy. 13 Savage Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St. Savage Precinct 8 O’Connell Road Fire Station 14321 O’Connell Rd. SCHOOL DISTRICT 720 The Shakopee precincts are the

same as those used in primary and general elections. In addition to the Shakopee precincts, the following are school district polling places: Jackson, Louisville and Sand Creek Townships Jackson Town Hall 1091 W. 130th St. Prior Lake Precinct 5 Fire Station No. 2 3906 Station Place N.W. Prior Lake Precinct 7 Shepherd of the Lake Church 3611 North Berens Rd. N.W. Savage Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Savage Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St.

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GOVERNMENT UNITED STATES

STATE OF MINNESOTA

U.S. SENATE

SENATE 651-296-0504 | www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

AMY KLOBUCHAR (D) 612-727-5220 www.klobuchar.senate.gov

AL FRANKEN (D) 651-221-1016 www.franken.senate.gov

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JOHN KLINE (R-2ND DISTRICT)* 952-808-1213 www.kline.house.gov

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ERIC PRATT (R-55)* 651-296-4123 sen.eric.pratt@senate.mn HOUSE 651-296-2146 | www.house.leg.state.mn.us

BOB LOONAN (R-55A)* 651-296-8872 rep.bob.loonan@house.mn

TONY ALBRIGHT (R-55B)* 651-297-9010 rep.tony.albright@house.mn

* Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

MARK DAYTON (D) Governor 651-201-3400 www.mn.gov/governor

LORI SWANSON (D) Attorney General 651-296-3353 www.ag.state.mn.us

STEVE SIMON (D) Secretary of State 651-296-2803 www.sos.state.mn.us

REBECCA OTTO (D) State Auditor 651-296-2551 www.auditor.state.mn.us

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HEALTH

Above – The Kids’ Company 2K run takes off at Redtail Ridge Elementary. At right – Cathy Riihl, wellness manager at Mazopiya natural food store, stands in front of an aisle of natural remedies. (Photos by Hannah Jones)

PRIOR LAKE HAS WHAT THE BODY NEEDS P

rior Lake is a great place to get and stay healthy. Residents have access to some of the best hospitals in the state. St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee is only 10 miles away, and Allina, Fairview and Park Nicollet all serve the area, too. The city itself is home to a number of specialized health offices. Whether you need a dentist, a chiropractor, an optometrist or a psychologist, you’ll be able to find one somewhere near you. Of course, the basics of preventative health boil down to two basic components: eating right and exercising. Prior Lake has everything a body needs in order to do both. Prior Lake’s farmer’s markets and grocery stores have all the leafy greens necessary for an average balanced diet, and conscious eaters who want the closest and cleanest food supply won’t go wanting, either. Wozupi Tribal Gardens, part of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, grows local, organic produce using sustainable farming techniques. Amateur farmers and foragers can learn more about growing and gathering healthy foods at Wozupi’s yearround classes, or they can pick up some weekly groceries at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s natural food market, Mazopiya. Besides the essentials, they also carry natural remedies, supplements, gluten- and dairy-free products and fresh coffee, smoothies and deli items at their snack bar. There are also a wide variety of ways to stay active in Prior Lake. Many residents will say that the best way to get moving is

The town boasts more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 80 miles of sidewalks and trails – so cardio is never far away. taking a stroll around one of Prior Lake’s many parks and shorelines. The town boasts more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 80 miles of sidewalks and trails. “Lakefront Park is always my favorite,” Sandi Fleck of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce said. “I like to take the gang down to the water.” But if you’re more of a window shopper than a park nut, don’t worry — there’s something for you, too. VFW Commander Rachel Mahoney only has to exit her command post to take a stroll. “I think Main Street is a great place to walk around,” she said.


HEALTH HOSPITALS Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 www.fairview.org Mayo Clinic Health Systems 301 Second St. NE, New Prague 952-758-4431 www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 www.stfrancis-shakopee.com

MEDICAL CLINICS Allina Medical Clinic Shakopee 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535 Allina Medical ClinicCrossroads Dean Lakes 4201 Dean Lakes Blvd., #120 952-496-6700 Fairview Clinics, Lakeville 18580 Joplin Ave., Lakeville 952-892-9555 Fairview Clinics, Burnsville 303 Nicollet Blvd. E., Burnsville 952-460-4000 Fairview Clinics, Prior Lake 4151 Willowood St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-2600 Park Nicollet Clinic 4670 Park Nicollet Ave., S.E., Prior Lake 1415 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-993-7750

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Above – Tony Havranek lifts a freshly sedated carp from a bin and prepares to measure it, install a radio tracker in it and finally release it back into Spring Lake. At right – A Canada goose enjoys the still water at Lakefront Park. (Photos by Hannah Jones)

A PLACE WHERE ‘BORED’ DOESN’T EXIST P

rior Lake isn’t far from the action of the Twin Cities, but it also isn’t far from the rugged countryside. That makes it perfect for sportswomen and sportsmen like local Fire Chief Doug Hartman. “I’m an outdoorsman, and I do hunt and fish a lot,” he said. “We’re in a rural community, and those opportunities are always close.” You don’t have to drive far in Prior Lake until you’re in the countryside, with plenty of space for hunting and camping. In the winter, the Prior Lake Snowmobile Association spruces up riding trails across the community so everyone can enjoy them. Upper and Lower Prior Lake are many things — a point of pride, for one, and a scenic backdrop, for another — but they do their best work as a built-in playground for Prior Lake. On the evenings and weekends, residents love to take their boats and float from point A to point B — wherever the nearest park party and backyard bash is located. “I love just cruising around on the pontoon, tying up and seeing some friends,” longtime resident Sandi Fleck said. Residents can’t get enough of the lakeside activities available to them, from stand-up paddle boarding to waterskiing. Prior Lake makes the most of their public beaches with their annual beach parties at Sand Point and Watzl’s, complete with summer snacks, a DJ, face painting and more. But the lakes aren’t just a big swimming pool. There’s good fishing out on the water, both in summer and winter. Residents eagerly wait for the big freeze that makes ice fishing possible every year, and the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed Dis-

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LEISURE PERFORMING ARTS Dakota Valley Symphony www.dakotavalleysymphony.org Burnsville Performing Arts Center www.burnsvillepac.com Prior Lake Players www.plplayers.org South of the River Community Band www.southoftheriverband.org South Metro Chorale www.southmetrochorale.org Stages Theatre www.stagestheatre.org

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS Savage Arts Council www.savageartscouncil.org

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LEISURE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post 447 952-447-5811 American Legion Post 447 Auxiliary 952-447-5811 American Legion – Dan Patch Post #643 www.savageamericanlegion.com Carver/Scott Master Gardeners www.carverscottmastergardeners. org Ducks Unlimited www.ducks.org www.friendsofmnvalley.org Great Scott Cycling Club www.greatscottcycling.com Home Educators for Excellence www.hedfex.org Knights of Columbus – Father John Deere Council (#4914) www.stjohns-savage.org League of Women Voters of MN www.lwvmn.org LaLeche League www.llli.org Lions Club www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/priorlakemn/ Marine Corps League 952-447-1683 Minnesota Valley Riders Saddle Club www.mvrsc.org MN Deer Hunters AssociationMN River Valley Chapter www.mndeerhunters.com MN Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary www.arboretum.umn.edu MN River Valley Masonic Lodge #6 www.mn-rivervalley.org

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MN Valley Mothers of Multiples Club www.mvmom.org

Newcomers Club of the SW Suburbs www.NewcomersMN.com

MN Water Fowl Association www.mnwaterfowl.com

NOW – National Organization for Women — MN Valley www.now.org/chapters

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Prior Lake Association www.priorlakeassociation.org Prior Lake Dollars for Scholars www.priorlake.dollarsforscholars.org Prior Lake Friends of the Library 952-447- 3375 Prior Lake Garden Club 952-447-3061


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McKenna Pelzel, 1, of Prior Lake, hangs out at the Early Childhood Family Education exhibit with her dad, Chris. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

Prior Lake MOMS Club www.momsclub.org

Relay for Life of Scott County www.relayforlife.org/scottcountymn

Scott-Carver Threshers www.scottcarverthreshers.org

St. Francis Auxiliary & Volunteers 952-428-2065

Prior Lake MOMS Meetup Club www.priorlake-area-moms.com

Prior Lake Snowmobile Club 612-919-7811

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Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Ed. Youth Programs 952-226-0088

Rotary International – Prior Lake 651-303-4194

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Premiere Dance Academy www.premieredanceacademy.com Prior Lake–Savage Hockey Association www.plsha.com Prior Lake Soccer Club www.priorlakesoccer.org South Metro Storm Swim Club www.mnstorm.org Prior Lake Youth Wrestling Club (Gr. K-6) 612-747-0900 P.L.A.Y. – Prior Lake Athletics for Youth www.playinfo.org Burnsville YMCA 952-898-9622 For more information about sports clubs/organizations, contact the Prior Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 952-447-9820.

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LEISURE YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Camp Fire U.S.A. www.campfireusa-mn.org

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LIVING

Above – Erin Sipe and Katie McCall star as Charlotte and Wilbur in the Prior Lake Players’ production of “Charlotte’s Web.” At right – A crop of golden leaves flare in the afternoon sunlight. (Photos by Hannah Jones)

INTIMATE, BUT NOT ISOLATED L

iving in Prior Lake has its perks. Easy access to all those lakes and parks is usually at the forefront, but a lot of residents will tell you they come for the lakes and stay for the people. “I just think about how long neighbors have been side-by-side with us,” Sandi Fleck of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce said. She’s lived in the area for years, and her time here has been marked with bonfires, pontoon cruises with friends and trips to the bakery down the street, where she’s greeted by at least one person she recognizes. But as part of the chamber, she also sees that from a different perspective. Every time there’s a function in town that needs volunteers — whether it’s a school function, or one of several annual community theater productions, or a major outdoor event — residents are always scrambling to give their time and help out. “I see how many residents really give back to the community by volunteering,” she said. “I’m part of that, as an event coordinator, and we cherish that.” Living in Prior Lake also means having access to a school district that has been growing rapidly over the past few years. An influx of people moving into surrounding neighborhoods has resulted in an unprecedented increase in enrollment. The district is also intimately connected with the surrounding community, including its local organizations. Starting in the 20162017 school year, Prior Lake High School began its MNCAPS program, which allows juniors and seniors to earn high school

“It’s right in our slogan: it’s ‘a great place to live.’” -Prior Lake Fire Chief Doug Hartman

and college credit by collaborating with the area’s hospitals, small businesses and nonprofits. A lot of people characterize Prior Lake as possessing a “smalltown feel” because it’s intimate, but not isolated. Residents enjoy having easy access to the farms and fields on the rural edges of town, and to the bustle of the nearby Twin Cities. They enjoy the closeness of being with one another and the freedom of being a part of a larger metropolitan community. And, above all, they enjoy one another. “It’s right in our slogan,” Prior Lake Fire Chief Doug Hartman said. “It’s ‘a great place to live.’”


LIVING EDUCATION PRIOR LAKE-SAVAGE AREA SCHOOLS ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools ser ve Prior Lake, portions of Savage and several townships south of Prior Lake. Roughly 8,000 students are enrolled in the district’s 13 schools. In addition to the variety of curriculum choices available, the school district prides itself on its community partnerships, and focus on environmental and service learning opportunities. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0000 www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Health Requirements Health Ser vices is staf fed by li c e n s e d s c h o o l n u r s e s a n d health support personnel who are trained in First Aid and CPR. They are available during student

hours in each school. Licensed school nurses assess the health needs of students; develop appropriate health, emergency and communicable disease plans; and make appropriate referrals with follow-up. The district adheres to a “No Shot (or proof of exemption), No School” policy. This means that all students must meet the state immunization requirements prior to enrollment or schedule pick-up. More information about the district’s health services can be found at www. priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us (under “services”) or through each school’s health office. Included is information about communicable diseases and the medication policy. Parent-Teacher Groups The PTC is a volunteer organization of parents, teachers and principals, working together to benefit children. Contact individual neighborhood elementary schools to become involved in the

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School Lunches Each school in the district (except Edgewood and Bridges) has a full-preparation kitchen offering the menu of the day and at least one alternate choice. A la carte items can also be purchased. All schools will continue to use the prepaid computer system for payment of meals. Online credit card payments are available. Free and reduced-priced lunches are provided under state and federal guidelines. Applications are available on the district website, www. priorlakesavage.k12.mn.us, and at the District Services Center. Transportation School district policies have established walking distances of one mile for grades K-5 and 1 1/2 miles for grades 6-12. The prime consideration in transportation services is for student safety. For more information about school transportation, call 952-226-0050 or bus contractor/dispatch at 952440-1166.

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LIVING Prior Lake School Board The Prior Lake-Savage Area 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. The terms are staggered, with elections conducted in November of even-numbered years. The first School Board meeting of each month is at 7 p.m. The second meeting of each month is at 6 p.m. and is reserved for board study sessions, which are open to the public. School Board meetings and study sessions are held at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St., Prior Lake. For meeting dates, visit www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us. Citizens who wish to address the School Board on an agenda item may do so at the discretion of, and with advance notification of, the School Board Chairperson. Current board members are:

Stacey Ruelle Chair sruelle@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018 Todd Sorensen Vice Chair tsorensen@priorlake-savage.k12. mn.us Term expires 2018

Richard Wolf Board Director rwolf@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018

Dan White Clerk/Treasurer dwhite@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Term expires 2016

Henry Drewes Board Student Representative 952-226-0000 Term expires 2017

Melissa Enger Board Director menger@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Term expires 2016

School Board Mailing Address 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake, MN 55372

Ben Hanson Board Director bhanson@priorlake-savage.k12. mn.us Term expires 2018

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LIVING Jeffers Pond Elementary (Grades K-5) 14800 Jeffers Pass N.W., Prior Lake 952-226-0600 Redtail Ridge Elementary (Grades K-5) 15200 Hampshire Ave., Savage 952-226-8000 WestWood Elementary (Grades K-5) 5370 WestWood Dr. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0400 Edgewood School (K Spanish & Early Childhood) 5304 WestWood Dr., Prior Lake 952-226-0900 Early Childhood 952-226-0950 Circle of Friends Preschool 952-226-0956

SAGE Academy (School for the Advancement of Gifted Education) 952-226-0400 The SAGE Academy at WestWood Elementary is available to qualified students in grades 3,4 and 5. SAGE teachers are well versed in differentiation and curriculum modification for high-ability learners. ATLAS Alternative Learning Program 952-226-0500 The ATLAS program at Twin Oaks Middle School is available to all qualified students in grades 7-8. ATLAS class sizes are small with curriculum that is closely integrated with middle school core classes. ATLAS is designed to reach all learners, especially those who struggle in the traditional school setting.

Bridges Area Learning Center 952-226-9721 The Bridges program is designed for students in grades 9-12, and offers personalized curriculum, small class sizes and unique instructional approaches. Bridges is designed to reach all learners, especially those who struggle in traditional schools FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS District Services 952-226-0000 Anonymous Tip Line 952-226-0005 Communications and Media Relations 952-226-0014 Human Resources 952-226-0020

Jeffrey Holmberg Assistant Superintendent 952-226-0071 Julie Cink Director of Business Affairs 952-226-0041 Deb Anderson Special Education Director 952-226-0033 Matthew Mons Human Resources Manager 952-226-0021 Kevin Schuttinger Director of Teaching and Learning 952-226-8675 Marcus Milazzo Technology Coordinator 952-226-0061

Dr. Teri Staloch Superintendent 952-226-0010

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LIVING SHAKOPEE AREA SCHOOLS ISD 720 The Shakopee School District serves more than 7,200 students in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and Jackson, Louisville and Sand Creek Townships. The district has five elementary schools for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, a sixth grade center, two junior high schools for grades 7 through 9 and one high school for grades 10 through 12. The districts also offers a variety of early childhood programs from infants to preschool programs for families and Stepping Stones Preschool. For more information about the Shakopee School District, visit www.shakopee.k12.mn.us. Shakopee Public Schools District Offices 505 Holmes St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5000 www.shakopee.k12.mn.us

Shakopee School Board The District 720 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 even-numbered years. School board meetings are usually conducted twice a month. Regular school board meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Central Family Center Board Room, 505 S. Holmes St., Shakopee. Reggie Bowerman Chairperson rbowerman@shakopee.k12.mn.us Term expires 2020

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Shakopee High School 100 17th Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-5152

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Shakopee West Junior High School 200 10th Ave. E., Shakopee 952-496-5752

Mary Romansky Board Director mromansky@shakopee.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018

Shakopee East Junior High School 1137 Marschall Rd. S., Shakopee 952-496-5702

Shawn Hallett Board Director shallett@shakopee.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018 Tony Pass Board Director tpass@shakopee.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018

Scott Swanson Vice Chairperson sswanson@shakopee.k12.mn.us Term expires 2018

Pearson 6th Grade Center 917 Dakota St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5862 Eagle Creek Elementary 6855 Woodward Ave., Shakopee 952-496-5922 Jackson Elementary School 1601 Lusitano St., Shakopee 952-496-5803 Red Oak Elementary School 7700 Old Carriage Ct., Shakopee 952-496-5952

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LIVING Sun Path Elementary School 2250 17th Ave. E., Shakopee 952-496-5892

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Sweeney Elementary School 1001 Adams St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5832

Emergency Information Line 952-496-5088

Stepping Stones Preschool 505 Holmes St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5029

Communications and Media Relations 952-496-5036

Central Family Center/ Community Education 505 S. Holmes St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5029

Dr. Rod Thompson Superintendent 952-496-5005

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LIVING OTHER AREA SCHOOLS The International School of Minnesota Grades Pre-K-12 6385 Beach Rd., Eden Prairie 952-918-1800 www.ism-sabis.net The International School of Minnesota is a private, non-denominational college preparator y school for children ages 3 through grade 12. Admissions are accepted throughout the school year, based on availability.

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The ISM’s curriculum is rigorous with extensive math and science. Spanish and French are taught daily by native speakers, and Chinese is offered in the upper school. Interscholastic sports, drama, choir, orchestra, art and numerous extra-curricular activities are available. An Extended Day program is offered 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and is included in tuition. Financial Aid is available for grades 6-12.

Living Hope Lutheran Church & School Grades Pre-K-4 8600 Horizon Dr. S., Shakopee 952-445-1785 www.bllhschool.org 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. Prior Lake Christian Academy Grades Pre-K-12 5690 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake 952-447-7527 www.plbaptist.org


LIVING Prior Lake Christian Academy offers programs for 4-year- old preschool and elementary and secondary academic programs. By selecting the best available curriculum from multiple sources, we provide an excellent educational experience. Since 1977, PLCA has been a ministry of Prior Lake Baptist Church, partnering with parents seeking a Bible-based education for their children. The school is grounded on biblical truth, committed to the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and holds to a distinctly Baptistic doctrine. Shakopee Area Catholic School (SACS) Grades Pre-K-8 2700 17th Ave. E., Shakopee 952-445-3387 www.sacsschools.org The school is accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. Students receive an outstanding academic foundation from people who share your values. The mission statement is: “Shakopee Area Catholic School strives to meet each student’s educational needs in a Catholic, Christian atmosphere.” A YMCA after-school care program is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic School Grades Pre-K-8 12508 Lynn Ave. S., Savage 952-890-6604 www.stjohns-savage.org Founded in 1959, St. John the Baptist Catholic School is an academically rigorous grade school guided by Catholic values. Located in Savage, the school offers education from preschool through eighth grade. Students encounter learning in a spiritual and enriching environment. Our goal is to have students grow in their faith, build self-respect and learn how to care for others. Class sizes average in the low 20’s per room. The students at St. John’s consistently score well above the state and national levels on their standardized tests. The eighth grade students feed into approximately 12 different private and public high schools, and nearly 80% of the St. John’s graduates take Advanced Placement classes in high school.

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St. Michael’s Catholic School Grades Pre-K-8 16280 Duluth Ave. S.E., Prior Lake 952-447-2124 www.saintmpl.org/ St. Michael’s Catholic School offers a licensed preschool for children ages 3-5 and a fully accredited academic program for grades K-8. We also offer a Kindergarten Readiness Program designed for children who are ready for a five day program, but who are not quite ready for the structure of Kindergarten. Afterschool care program is available.

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Since 1959, St. Michael’s Catholic School has helped students succeed academically and grow spiritually. Living the Gospel Message is integrated throughout the learning community. Core classes of religion, math, science, language arts and social studies accompany music, Spanish, art, physical education and technology round out the curriculum. St. Paul’s Lutheran School Grades K-8 5634 Luther Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-447-2117 www.splspriorlake.org St. Paul’s Lutheran School (SPLS) was established in 1982 for the purpose of providing families with a Christ-centered environment where students can thrive academically and spiritually. Our partnership between parents and teachers allows us to ensure students reach their full potential as morally responsible and confident Christian citizens that are prepared to meet the demands and challenges of today’s world. SPLS focuses on core academics and teaches a wide knowledge base of history, geography, science, math, art, literature, computer skills, music and language arts with a strong focus on literacy. The curriculum also includes Spanish for all students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Before- and after-school care is also available. Also located on our campus is our fully licensed childcare and preschool program, which provides traditional preschool for children 3 to 6 years old as well as childcare for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. St. Paul’s is welcoming to all, regardless of faith.

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LIVING SPECIAL PROGRAMS Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-567-8102 www.swmetro.k12.mn.us This cooperative of six area school districts provides services for students with special education needs. School districts included are Belle Plaine, Jordan, MontgomeryLonsdale, New Prague, Prior LakeSavage and Shakopee.

Redtail Ridge Elementary School students march toward their buses at the end of their last day. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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LIVING HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center 952-447-5683 www.alphaprc.com AARP – American Association of Retired Persons 952-858-9040 www.aarp.org American Cancer Society 651-225-8100 www.cancer.org

Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100 (24 hours) Heading Home Scott Carver 612-599-7729 www.scott-carver.headinghomeminnesota.org Help Me Grow of Scott County 952-496-5059 parentsknow.state.mn.us i’M o.K. Children’s Visitation Center 952-873-4216

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov

Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN www.plannedparenthood.org/ mn-nd-sd

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue & Adoption Society 952-368-PAWS www.swmetroanimalrescue.org

RSVP – Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161 River Valley Nursing Center (RVNC) 303 E. Sixth St., Chaska 952-960-9700 Scott-Carver Affordable Housing Coalition 952-402-9832

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 612-523-0802 www.maddmn.org

Scott County CDA (Community Development Agency) 952-402-9022

American Lung Association of MN 651-227-8014 www.lungusa.org

MN Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America 612-259-4600 www.leukemia.org

Scott County Licensed Family Daycare Assoc. 952-334-7179 www.sclfcca.com

American Red Cross – Twin Cities 612-871-7676 www.redcross.org/mn/minneapolis

MN Citizens Concerned for Life 612-825-6831 www.mccl.org

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

ARC – Greater Twin Cities 952-920-0855 www.arcgreatertwincities.org

MN Friends of the Orphans 651-482-1703 www.nphusa.org

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 651-789-2400 www.bigstwincities.org

MN Job Service (MN Work Force Center) 952-445-7087 www.minnesotaworks.net

Bridging, Inc. 952-888-1105 www.bridging.org

MN Literacy Council 651-645-2277 or 1-800-225-READ www.mnliteracy.org

Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program 952-442-7601 www.co.carver.mn.us

MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE

American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities 952-835-3300 www.americanheart.org

Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative 952-567-8100 www.cseced.org Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553 www.carverscotths.org Child Care Resource & Referral (CAP Agency) 952-402-9824 www.capagency.org

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women (SVABW) 952-873-4214 www.southernvalleyalliance.org Tubman Chrysalis: A Center for Women 612-825-0000 www.tubman.org United Way 612-340-7400 www.unitedwaytwincities.org Welcome Neighbor 952-442-9000 www.welcomeneighbormn.com

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MN Rehabilitation Services 952-736-0444 www.mnrehabsvs.com Minnesotans for Safe Driving 952-238-0970 www.mnsafedriving.com NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scott County 952-890-1669 www.nami.org

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LIVING

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.

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cott 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 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

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Resort guests enjoying a swim in Prior Lake, 1898.

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Men harvesting mud at Mudbaden Sulphur Springs, 1908. (Photos courtesy SCHS)

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 descendants 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 952445-0378 or visit us online at www.scottcountyhistory.org.


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Brother Bob Roddy walks the recently installed labyrinth at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake. The center provides programs for spiritual renewal for people of all faiths. (Photo by Lori Carlson)

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Prior Lake

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Above – The Prior Lake High School gym was crowded with attendees as they browsed the business section of the Fall Community Fest. At right – New to the area, Bryan and Lynn Kurpierz stand with the favorite show car of their 4-yearold son, Damien. (Photos by Hannah Jones)

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rior Lake started as a resort town, and ever since then, its business landscape has been much less industrial and much more about retail and recreation. As proud as Prior Lake residents are of the lake itself, they’re almost as proud of their downtown area. Small shops and boutiques line either side of the street, old standards mixing in with new arrivals. It’s the backdrop for the Prior Lake Farmer’s Market every Saturday in the summer, and it’s steps away from City Hall, the Prior Lake Library and the local VFW command post. R.O.C.K. coordinator Keri Thayer, a local, has enjoyed watching Main Street’s changes over the years. It makes shopping interesting. “It’s been kind of been fun to watch new shops pop up in the downtown area,” she said. “There are a lot of great businesses here that a lot of people don’t even know about.” Downtown is also steps away from the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce office, where Sandi Fleck works. As part of the Chamber, she gets a bird’s eye view of Prior Lake’s unique community of commerce, and she likes what she sees. “So many businesses shop locally first,” she said. “We support each other, and we’re proud of each other.” The local businesses work together, and they play together, too. The Prior Lake Chamber involves local businesses in plenty of Prior Lake’s biggest games and events, Lakefront Days turns Lakefront Park into a big carnival showcase where plenty of local companies and nonprofits host games, volunteer and give out prizes. Wheels N Heels converts Main Street into an artisan

“So many businesses shop locally first. We support each other, and we’re proud of each other.” -Sandi Fleck, Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

shopping center, paired up with a car show in the VFW parking lot. In the winter, businesses even compete in an annual Ice Golf competition. These events and outings aren’t just fun: they’re good for networking and marketing. Because passions and ambitions come in all shapes and sizes, Prior Lake is also home to plenty of entrepreneurs and cottage industries, ranging from the cute to the curious. This makes it your one-stop shop for artisan signs, alpaca and angora rabbit products, waterproof pouches, custom cowboy hats and more.


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The Prior Lake VFW hosts a market every Thursday evening. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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A family shares a table at the Prior Lake VFW Harvest Market. (Photo by Hannah Jones)


PETS

Holly Zimmerman holds Boomer, one of her many angora rabbits. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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rior Lake residents love their pets. It’s hard to go to any of the local parks or even downtown without bumping into a dog owner walking his or her best friend, and the city is happy to have them around. “You see them everywhere — people at dog parks,” Keri Thayer, Prior Lake local and R.O.C.K. coordinator, said. “A mile or two out, you’ll see cows and horses.” Easy access to the countryside means that a lot of Prior Lake residents tend to have a broader menagerie of animal companions, from cows and horses to alpacas. Luckily, there are several pet clinics and hospitals in town, and even some that service horses. Pets are welcome all over the parks, downtown and even in many businesses. Prior Lake Chamber President Sandi Fleck likes to bring her dog, Floyd, to the office four out of five days of the week. A lot of families like to bring their pets to the Prior Lake Farmer’s Market. Market coordinator Karla Haugen sees them there all the time, hanging out under tables while their humans listen to live music. “We have a lot of vets here available, and a lot of great walking paths. There are great dog parks, too” she said. In addition, Prior Lake’s animal control service, 4 Paws Animal Control, has had a lot of experience helping out with local furry friends, from lost dogs to treed cats. There are also local opportunities for pets to do good for their owners, in a big way. A local nonprofit, Pets Loyal 2 Vets, just started distributing and training service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic injuries this year. The facility, on some secluded farmland on the rural edge of town, is complete with heated floors, training rooms and even a kenneling and bath station.

“You see them everywhere — people at dog parks. A mile or two out, you’ll see cows and horses.” - R.O.C.K. coordinator Keri Thayer Whether it’s hunting, boating, emotional support or just hanging out, Prior Lake pets have everything they need in order to be there for their people.

PET LICENSES Prior Lake City Hall 952-447-9800 Pet licenses are required and must be renewed every two years. Pets must wear the license tag around their necks. The fee is $25 (two-year license) for non-spayed/non-neutered, and $15 (two-year license) for spayed/neutered. The owner must provide current documentation that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. There is a limit of three dogs and/or cats per household, unless the owner has obtained a kennel permit. All dogs and cats are required to be on a leash in all cases when the animal is not on the owner’s property.

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Eckart Dental

300 First Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1352 www.eckartdental.com

DINING/FOOD Eileen’s Colossal Cookies 6880 Boudin St. N.E., #185 Prior Lake, MN 952-226-2253 www.eileenscookies.com

14093 Commerce Ave. NE. #100 Prior Lake, MN 55072 952-447-LOAN www.voyfin.com

Mr. Handyman

551 W. 78th St., #213 Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-777-8849 www.mrhandyman.com/chanhassen-chaskashakopee

Quality Green

900 230th St. E. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-3005 www.qualitygreenllc.com

Radloff & Weber Blacktopping

19450 Normandale Rd. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-5733 www.radloffandweberblacktopping.com

Quality Heating & Air Services Inc. 12912 Ventura Ct., #21 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-403-1110 www.quality-heating.com

INSURANCE Erik Westrum State Farm Insurance Agency

14033 Commerce Ave. N.E., #102 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-8700 www.erikwestrum.com

VFW Club/Prior Lake

Oak Tree Insurance

FINANCIAL

Nick Atkinson Agency, Inc.

16306 Main Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6208 www.vfwpost6208.com

Cheryl Hawkins, CPA 700 Seville Dr. #204 Jordan, MN 55372 952-222-8272 www.chawkins.tax

15870 Franklin Trl. S.E. #105A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-469-9261 www.oaktree-insurance.com 14180 Commerce Ave. N.E. #107 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6999 www.insurance-agency. amfam.com/mn/nick-atkinson

Busse & Reid, LLC

14162 Commerce Ave. N.E. #400 Prior Lake, MN 55372 612-424-1886 www.bussereid.com 5725 Loftus Ln. Savage, MN 55378 952-226-9500 www.fairview.org/clinics/savage 4151 Willowwood St. SE. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2600 www.fairview.org/clinics/ priorlake

PERSONAL SERVICES Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC Jodi J. See, Esq. 16186 Main Ave. S.E. #200 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-1220 www.langhorstlaw.com

RENTAL Prior Lake/Savage Rental Center 15233 Hwy. 13 S. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-7000 www.priorlakerentals.com

RETAIL Simon’s Flooring & Design

16511 Anna Trl. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-3567 www.simonsflooringanddesign.com

SENIOR LIVING Augustana Regent at Burnsville 14500 Regent Ln. Burnsville, MN 55306 952-898-1910 www.augustanaregent.com

Cherrywood Pointe of Savage 5950 W. 130th Ln. Savage, MN 55378 952-808-8725 www.cherrywoodpointe.com

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Jeffers South 41 Sand Point Beach 42 Indian Ridge Carriage Hills 43 Green Oaks Raspberry Woods Raspberry Ridge 44 Oakland Beach Watzl's Point Beach 45 Boudins Lakefront 46 Hickory Shores Timber Crest 47 Northwood Meadows 48 Pike Lake Crystal Lake 49 Shephard’s Path Woodridge Thomas Ryan 50 Enclave at Cleary Memorial Park 51 Stonebriar The Ponds 52 Raymond Whitetail Island 53 South Shore Deerfield Wilderness Ponds Public Buildings A City Hall Brookville Hills B Police Memorial C Library Cardinal Ridge D Club Prior Fish Point North Shore Oaks E Fire Station F Water Treatment Facility Knob Hill G Maintenance Garage Sand Point


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