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400+ Businesses Join the Prior Lake Chamber community Proudly support Monthly Membership Meetings • Ice Golf • Ladies Night Out • Senior Luncheon Lakefront Days™ • Fall Community Fest • Wheels N Heels • Golf • BBQ RibFest Progressive Luncheon • Small Business Saturday Download the Prior Lake Chamber APP Today! 4785 Dakota St. SE Prior Lake (952) 440-1000

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The commons fill up quickly as the Community Fest extends into the evening. (Photo by Hannah Jones)


Parks Recreation

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Food Markets



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

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Hospitals Medical Clinics

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

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Youth Organizations


LIVING Education Special Programs

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Help & Support Services


MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce

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ANIMALS Pet Licenses Adoption & Rescue

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2017-2018 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Regional Editor: Deena Winter Editor: Amanda McKnight \ Editorial Content: Hannah Jones Cover Design: Mike Gears \ Editorial Design: Mickelle McDowell \ 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 2017-2018. Printed in the USA. To submit additional information call 952-445-3333 or send an email to

Cover photo by: Hannah Jones Children play soccer at Lakefront Park.

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


elcome to the 2017 Prior Lake Lifestyle Guide! 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 their home. Originally a resort community, the city has evolved from a one-square-mile rural town of 400 to more than 18-squaremile community of about 25,000 people. Prior Lake continues to manage growth and maintain its small town roots. Downtown Prior Lake is a destination where people can shop, recreate, dine and socialize, with a variety of eating establishments. Summer events include the Farmer’s Market, the Lakefront Days celebration, Prior Lake Rotary Lakefront Music Fest, concerts in the park and Ladies Night Out.

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 Deena Winter at

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Between 19 and 64 years


WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

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5.2% Foreign born Between 2011 and 2015 EDUCATION

82.3% Homeownership rate, 2011 - 2015

85.1% Living in same house 1 year or more $267,600 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2011 - 2015 2.76 Persons per household $96,405

Median household income, 2011 - 2015

95.6% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015

41.8% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015

$41,002 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2015 dollars



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Children’s Dental Care


Profinishers Auto Body


Church Of St Michael


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Dakotah Meadows RV Park


Riverland Bank


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River Valley Veterinary


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St. Francis Regional Medical Center


Edward Jones - Pierce


St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center 41

Fairview Clinics


St. John The Baptist


Fong’s Restaurant - Bar & Events Center


St. John The Baptist


Friendship Church


St. Michael Catholic School


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St. Paul’s Little Saints Early Childhood Center 56

Glowing Hearth & Home


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


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St. Paul’s Lutheran School


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Integra Telecom


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The Vintage Gypsy


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Lakeville Area Arts Center


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Kids get going during gym class at WestWood Elementary School. (Photo by Hannah Jones)


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Above - Prior Lake has four amateur baseball teams — the Jays, Mudcats, Millers and Pacers — that play in the spring and summer at Veterans Field of Memorial Park. The Prior Lake American Legion baseball team also plays in there in the summer, while the high school team competes there in the spring. (Photo by Tom Schardin) At right - Veterans Field at Memorial Park, located at 5181 160th St., is one of Prior Lake’s oldest parks and home to the Prior Lake Jays, Mudcats, Millers and Pacers, along with the American Legion and high school baseball teams. (Submitted photo)



here are many things to do in Prior Lake throughout the year, with the lake being a main attraction. There are the two public beaches in the summer, fishing and boating on the lake in the summer and fall, ice fishing in the winter and about 55 parks. There’s the city’s annual Rotary Lakefront Music Fest at Lakefront Park and Mystic Lake Casino or Little Six Casino, run by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. There’s the farmer’s market, youth tournaments for Prior Lake Athletics for Youth and four golf courses, including The Wilds Golf Club, a picturesque, championship 18-hole layout. But one sort of hidden gem during the spring and summer months is Veterans Field at Memorial Park. That’s where baseball is played. The park is home to four amateur teams — the Prior Lake Jays, Mudcats, Millers and Pacers — along with the American Legion and VFW squads and Prior Lake High School’s varsity team. “Prior Lake, from its roots as rural community, has had a long tradition of local amateur baseball support,” said Joe Chapman, director of operations for the Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association. “Memorial Park has been the central baseball diamond dating to its dedication in 1948 on the outskirts of Prior Lake and has evolved and hosted many teams at different levels.” Amateur baseball in the city existed even before the high school was there. Affectionately known as town ball, the Jays won back-to-back Class B state championships in 1975 and

“Prior Lake, from its roots as rural community, has had a long tradition of local amateur baseball support.” - Joe Chapman, Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association

1976. The Mudcats are in Class C and were born in 1991, while the Millers and Pacers are 35-and-over teams. “I have been fortunate to see the growth of Veterans Field at Memorial Park as a player and administrator dating from graduating as a Prior Lake Laker and playing for and having leadership roles with the Jays and Mudcats,” Chapman said. “There have been many dedicated volunteers working with the city or Prior Lake to help make ‘The Vet’ a great place to play, watch, work and enjoy the game. “The (PLABA) gets a lot of positive feedback from visiting fans and players from around the state and Prior Lake should be proud of the gem that the community has helped build,” added Chapman. For more on the PLABA, go to

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 and 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 served. Lakefront Pavilion rate is $300 for residents or $450 for nonresidents. To reserve one of these areas, contact the Recreation Department at 952447-9820. 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.

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. Eagle Brook Park 5305 Snell Court S.E. Three acres, picnic area with two tables, grills, playground, zip line. 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.

Prior Lake and Spring Lake have local boating rules that work in conjunction with the state boating rules to enhance the recreational use, safety, and enjoyment of these lakes while preserving our natural resources. More information about these rules can be found on the City of Prior Lake’s website: R U L E S


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Meadows Hotel at Mystic Lake Casino. (Submitted Photo) Haas Lake 3120 Wilds Ridge N.W. Trails, historic area. Heritage Park 4377 Quincy Street 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.

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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 shelter, 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 952447-9820.

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Meadow View Park 2416 & 2479 Stonecrest Path N.W. Playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, hiking trails, nature preserve.

Northwood Meadows Park 2995 Hawk Ridge Rd. N.W. Picnic area with shelter, softball/Tball, half basketball, playground, ice rink, trails, grill, nature preserve.

Memorial Park 5181 160th St. Baseball, basketball court, horseshoes, playground, picnic area with

Oakland Beach Park 6675 Rustic Road S.E. Basketball court, picnic area with shelter and grills, playground and pleasure skating rink.

North Shore Oaks Park 14300 Fisher Avenue 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.

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Chris Kuzner of Burnsville walks her dogs Eddie, Jasmine and Violet May 12 at Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake. The park, in the Three Rivers Park District, offers 22 campsites, including one on an island, accessible only by boat. (Photo by Rachel Minske) 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.

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.

Raspberry Woods Park 4124 Hidden Pond Trail N.E. Hiking trails, nature preserve.

Sand Point Park 5675 Cedarwood Trail N.E. Softball/T-ball, basketball, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink.

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

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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. 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.


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ATTRACTIONS acre city parcel on the northern shore of Spring Lake includes a dog park and trails. Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000 The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park 2187 E. County Road 101, Shakopee 763-694-7784

Local farmers contribute their produce to Prior Lake’s farmers markets. (Photo by Hannah Jones) Thomas Ryan Memorial Park 4600 Busse Parkway S.E. Baseball, soccer/football fields, basketball concessions, restrooms, picnic area with grills, electricity, water, playground.

Willows Park 16950 Elm Avenue S.W. Basketball court, softball/T-ball fields, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills, pleasure ice skating rink.

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

Woods at the Wilds 3190 Wildwood Trail N.W. Picnic area with shelter and grills, playground, scenic/historic.

Watzl’s Beach at Lakefront Park 5000 Kop Parkway S.E. Swimming (no lifeguards), picnic area with shelter and grills, shore fishing, hiking trails, concessions vending machines, and restrooms, electricity and water, 18 boat slips. Westbury Ponds Park 16755 Simpkins Ave. Hiking trail, nature preserve. Wilderness Pond Park 16551 & 16598 Blind Lake Trail S.E. 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. Wilds North Park 2863 Cougar Path N.W. Softball/T-ball fields, basketball court, playground, picnic area with shelter and grills.

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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. REGIONAL PARKS Scott County Parks 952-496-8475 Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park 400 W. 260th St., New Prague This 20-acre site, formerly operated as the Cedar Lake Farm and Day resort, offers shore fishing, a 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 40-

Cleary Lake Regional Park 18106 Texas Ave. S. (Co. Rd. 27), Prior Lake 763-694-7777 Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, swimming and picnicking, cross country skiing. It has 1,045 acres. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (Co. Rd. 75), Savage 763-694-7777 Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400-acre park.

RECREATION STATE RECREATION AREA Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400 Minnesota Harvest 8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785 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

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 Co. Rd. 33, Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake 952-492-3393 Lebanon Hills Park Campground 12100 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., 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.


hari Mertens of Prior Lake has been sampling what the town has to offer for 47 years. She was born and raised here, and if she had to find a unifying way to describe the food, it would be this: “It’s unique,” she said. Prior Lake, she said, is full of delicious family recipes. On April 29, she was a grillmaster at St. Michael Catholic Church’s AprilFest, and she was preparing her own delicious saucy chicken recipe. Her family has perfected the formula for years. “It’s been around as long as I can remember,” she said. “I couldn’t even begin to describe it.” A lot of home cooks live in Prior Lake, and there are also a dozen restaurants and two major grocery stores for diners to enjoy. Sandi Fleck of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce said there’s a lot of variety in Prior Lake’s offerings, from sit-down to fast food to organic groceries. “Prior Lake people love to eat out,” she said. However, family-friendliness is a huge thing the eateries all have in common. “When I go out to eat, whether it’s lunch or dinner, I see parents and grandparents and children,” she said. More and more, she’s seeing new breakfast spots pop up, and restaurants are becoming more conscious of their customers with gluten sensitivities or allergies. Grocery stores and restaurants are also taking advantage of farm-fresh foods from the surrounding area, too. “They’re bringing in local products from a 10- to-20 mile radius,” she said. The various options available ensure that everyone in Prior Lake can find something they enjoy. Visitors can pick a restaurant or cafe and find something to crave, or they can just find a community festival and sample recipes generations old.


Shari Mertens of Prior Lake works a grill covered in sauced chicken drumsticks. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

“When I go out to eat, whether it’s lunch or dinner, I see parents and grandparents and children.” — Sandi Fleck

FOOD MARKETS Prior Lake Farmer’s Market Main Street, just off Highway 13 and County Road 21 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May-October The Prior Lake Farmer’s 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. Wozupi Farmer’s Market 2571 Credit Union Drive, Prior Lake 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 federally recognized, 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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Above - Workers keep the Prior Lake Library running smoothly on a Friday afternoon. (Photo by Hannah Jones) Right - Frieda Barlage, 85, of Prior Lake, places an American flag at the grave of a fallen veteran Friday at St. Michael Cemetery. Barlage has volunteered for the cause for the last 46 years. (Photo by Rachel Minske)


rior Lake, as a community, is active in local government. Residents often turn up at school board, city council and planning commission meetings to make their voices heard. There are also a lot of resources available to residents through local government, including an ample Parks and Recreation Program, meeting space at City Hall and of course, the Prior Lake Library, located just off Main Street in Prior Lake’s downtown area. Jacob Grussing, the Scott County Library System director, sees the local library as an essential extension of a functional government. “We talk about ourselves as a cornerstone of democracy,” he said. “People can come in and seek any information they want. It’s really important to us to have those opportunities available to people.” The vast majority of the Scott County Library System’s programming — 92 percent of it, in fact — runs on local property taxes. But because of that, the library is free to use for anyone who may need it. That includes the library’s extensive collection of e-books and audiobooks — about $1 million worth of content. “The people who use the library every day probably don’t have a full sense of what we have to offer,” he said. The Prior Lake Library also has a unique partnership with the city in Club Prior, a space inside the library just for community programming. Club Prior serves as a hangout and event space

“We talk about ourselves as a cornerstone of democracy. People can come in and seek any information they want.” - Jacob Grussing for older adults, where they can do everything from coffee meet-ups to yoga classes. It also plays host to a number of free community gatherings, live music and author readings for everyone who wishes to attend. “There’s such a variety of uses, and it’s all free to use,” he said.





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






612-889-2250 Term expires Dec. 31, 2020

952-457-8066 Term expires Dec. 31, 2020

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

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

612-200-2668 Term expires Dec. 31, 2020

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

Prior Lake City Hall. (File photo)

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

911 952-440-3555 952-440-3473 1-800-222-TIPS 952-447-9843 952-447-9804 952-447-9820 952-446-8600 952-440-1000 952-447-9815

City Manager Frank Boyles 952-447-9801 Assistant City Manager Lori Olson 952-447-9802 Finance Director Position vacant as of summer 2017 Community and Economic Development Director Casey McCabe

952-447-9815 Public Works and Natural Resources Director Position vacant as of summer 2017 City Engineer/Inspections Director Larry Poppler 952-447-9832 Recreation Manager Angie Barstad 952-447-9822

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community in the heart of Scott County, the city of Prior Lake is experiencing significant growth. With just over 25,500 residents, Prior Lake is expected to reach nearly 40,000 by the year 2040. What is attracting our new neighbors? We value our historic small-town beginnings, we have outstanding schools, and we have an abundance of amenities we love to share. More than 100 miles of trails and sidewalks connect our community to over 50 parks encompassing about 1,050 acres of natural resources. Park and recreational facilities include two large athletic complexes, a band shelter, pavilion, fishing piers, boat slips, swimming beaches, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, tennis courts, hockey and pleasure ice rinks, and sledding hills. Nearby Clear y Lake and Spring Lake regional parks pro-

vide another great source for outdoor activities. Amenities include a golf course, campground, picnic area, cross-country ski trails, swimming beach and dog park. Our namesake lake is comprised of Lower Prior and Upper Prior, providing 1,340 acres of water. Prior Lake is recognized as one of the premier recreational lakes in the seven-county metropolitan area. If green grass and golf are more to your liking, look no further as the city of Prior Lake offers seven golf courses, including three ranked among the top 25 in the metro (The Meadows at Mystic Lake, The Legends Golf Club and The Wilds Golf Club). Prior Lake is located in River South: Land of Big Fun, a partnership of Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Hotel Casino, the Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair, the cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake and the Shakopee Mde-

• • • • • • • • •

MAYOR KIRT BRIGGS wakanton Sioux Community. Huge attractions, world-class facilities, and breathtaking scenery — all in Scott County. Local community events attract people from all over the metropolitan area. In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings brought their “Winterfest” event to Prior Lake. Other year-round events include:

Lakefront Days Lakefront Music Fest Wheels-n-Heels BBQ Fest PLFD Chicken BBQ April Fest Decembbbrr Dazzle Spring-a-Ding Beach Parties Prior Lake is a quintessential small town. The downtown is dotted with beautiful boutiques, a hometown hardware store, VFW, flower shop and a baker y, to name a few. A recently announced brewery will be the newest neighbor on Main Avenue as they open later this year. During the summer months, two famers markets fill the streets with people in search of fresh food, plants and handcraf ted goods. For many a visit becomes love at first sight which is why Prior Lake has become known as a Place to Live, Work and Play, for a lifetime!

ORDINANCES For more information about city of Prior Lake ordinances, visit www. 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 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.

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Sidewalks/Fire Hydrants From a liability perspective and in consideration of guests and customers, property owners are 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. Shed Construction Sheds of less than 200 sq. ft. may be constructed without a building permit but needs to meet additional requirements. Refer to for additional requirements. Other Permits & Licenses The city also has other license and

Mayor Kirt Briggs (foreground) and members of the Prior Lake City Council take in a presentation on the property valuation process. (File photo) 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 permits-licenses.php for additional information.



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



s Scott County continues to be a regional and statewide leader in both population growth and economic development, 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. Scott County is truly committed to its vision: “Where individuals, families, and businesses thrive.” Residents are encouraged to keep current on county news by viewing County Board meetings (available online in “real time” and on-demand), visiting the website

TTY/TDD : 952-496-8170

(, 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.


BARB WECKMAN BREKKE District 1 612-616-1086 Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

TOM WOLF District 2 952-440-6805

Term ends Dec. 31, 2020


MICHAEL BEARD District 3 952-583-7090 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018


KEVIN STUDNICKA Sheriff 952-496-8318

County Attorney 952-496-8415

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2014


DAVID BEER District 4 952-393-5296 Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

JON ULRICH District 5 612-716-6724

Medical/Police/Fire Directions to the Government Center Job Hotline Switchboard Animal Control Court Administration

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

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018 2017 - 2018 |



MNCAPS presentation by (pictured left to right) Anis Ahmetovic and Drake Olson of Lakeville North High School and Brandon Havelka, Paige Grecco and Spencer Will of Prior Lake High School. The Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies is a partnership between Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools and Lakeville Area Public Schools and is a nationally recognized, innovative high school program. (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 • Early Head Start Energy Assistance • Food Shelf Housing Assistance • Senior Dining Meals on Wheels Need Assistance? Want to help?

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712 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379 • 952.496.2125

GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS County Administrator Gary L. Shelton 952-496-8100 Deputy County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion 952-496-8062 Building Inspections Jeff Munsterteiger 952-496-8883 County Assessor Michael Thompson 952-496-8972 County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8415 County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8008 County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8362

Information Technology Jeff Peichel 952-445-8113 Parks & Trails Patricia Freeman 952-496-8752 Planning & Zoning Brad Davis 952-496-8654 Public Health Lisa Brodsky 952-496-8520 Sheriff Luke Hennen 952-496-8300 Surveyor James Hentges 952-496-8362 Veterans Services Jerry Brua 952-496-8175


Facilities Management Joe Wiita 952-496-8063

Prior Lake Branch Library 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-3375 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 — which allows library cardholders access to nearby Hennepin, Carver and other metropolitan county libraries, as well as Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Libraries.

Finance Steven Jones 952-496-8765

Law Library Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8713

Customer Service 952-496-8150 Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 Employee Relations Lori Huss 952-496-8103 Environmental Services 952-496-8177

Maryam Ayour of Prior Lake is “optimistic� about what World Cafe might do for different communities in District 719. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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        Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 4646 Dakota St. SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

(952) 447-9843 or (952) 447-9844 2017 - 2018 |


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

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

UTILITIES Buried Cable – Call Before You Dig Gopher State One 651-454-0002

Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Scott County does these for the unincorporated areas.

ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999

HUNTING/FISHING LICENSES Prior Lake License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative 952-492-2313 Shakopee Public Utilities 952-445-1988 NATURAL GAS CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727 WATER & SEWER Prior Lake Utility Billing 952-447-9843

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Metropolitan Council Main Office 390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101 651-602-1000 The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area. 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. 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,

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Prior Lake loves a parade. Kids enjoy collecting candy as it moves through downtown. (Photo by Hannah Jones) 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.

Meetings are the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall.



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 Meetings are the fourth Monday at 4 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center. Lower Minnesota River Watershed District 952-856-5880

Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District 952-447-4166 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.

Prior Lake-Savage License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Jordan Government Center 210 E. 1st St., Jordan 952-492-6330

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

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.

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

Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150

Child Care Assistance 952-496-8686


Child Support Enforcement 952-496-8183

See above list or visit


A voting sign glows as evening sets in at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Prior Lake Precinct 2. (Photo by Hannah Jones) 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

ELECTIONS VOTER REGISTRATION Voters must be registered. With the proper identification, they may register on Election Day. Residents may register to vote when renewing driver’s licenses. For more information on voter’s registration, eligibility and/or absentee voting, call 952-496-8560 or write Scott

County Elections, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379. You may also call Jordan City Hall at 952492-2535. POLL LOCATIONS Primary and General Elections Prior Lake Precinct 1 Prior Lake City Hall 4646 Dakota St. S.E. Precinct 2 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 5634 Luther Rd. S.E.

Precinct 3 Prior Lake Baptist Church 5690 Credit River Rd. S.E. Precinct 4 Friendship Church 17741 Fairlawn Ave. Precinct 5 Fire Station No. 2 3906 Station Place N.W. Precinct 6A Holy Cross Church 14085 Pike Lake Trail N. E. 2017 - 2018 |



Danae Swedberg of Lakeville gets some work done at Prior Lake High School. (Photo by Hannah Jones) Precinct 6B Living Hope Lutheran Church 8600 Horizon Dr.

Spring Lake Township Spring LakeTown Hall 20381 Fairlawn Ave.

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

Sand Creek Township Minnesota Valley Electric Coop 125 Minnesota Valley Electric Dr.

Credit River Township Credit River Town Hall 18985 Meadow View Blvd.

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

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Louisville Township Marystown Parish Center 15850 Marystown Rd. STATE OF MINNESOTA MN Workforce Center 752 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee 952-445-7087

Job service is available to all job seekers and employers. Information concerning filing for unemployment insurance can be obtained by calling 651-296-3644 or at MN Correctional Facility 1010 W. Sixth Ave., Shakopee 952-496-4440 The facility houses adult women felons.



HOUSE 651-296-2146 |

Frieda Barlage holds a handful of flags Friday at St. Michael Cemetery in Prior Lake. Barlage is a member of the VFW Auxiliary and has placed flags at the graves of fallen veterans for nearly five decades. (Photo by Rachel Minske)

BOB LOONAN (R-55A) 651-296-8872

TONY ALBRIGHT (R-55B) 651-297-9010



MARK DAYTON (D) Governor 651-201-3400

LORI SWANSON (D) Attorney General 651-296-3353

AMY KLOBUCHAR (D) 612-727-5220

AL FRANKEN (D) 651-221-1016


STEVE SIMON (D) Secretary of State 651-296-2803

REBECCA OTTO (D) State Auditor 651-296-2551


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ONLINE CHECK-IN LOCATIONS St. Francis Regional Medical Center

St. Francis Southbridge

EMERGENCY ROOM & URGENT CARE 1455 St. Francis Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379

URGENT CARE 8170 Old Carriage Court, Suite 1



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Above - Matthew Allison takes his regular run in Cleary Lake Regional Park. (Photo by Hannah Jones)


atthew Allison, who lives right outside Prior Like, likes to visit Cleary Lake Regional Park when he wants to get a good run in. “I run the full three miles once or twice a week,” he said. “Healthy living is mainly a mental thing. If you have the mental power, just go ahead and do it.” But having a big beautiful park nearby to run through “helps a lot,” he said. There are plenty of ways to be healthy and happy in Prior Lake. Scott County overall was just ranked second in the state for overall health outcomes this year. Running in the park is Allison’s preferred method, but Prior Lake’s many parks are just one of the amenities locals like to use in order to keep their minds and bodies healthy. Courses in everything from yoga to retirement planning are offered through the Prior Lake Recreation Department and Community Education. Older residents can stay active and social through the many free programs offered by Club Prior, Prior Lake’s older adult activity center. Cheryl Hanson, organizer of the Prior Lake Community Gar-

“Healthy living is mainly a mental thing. If you have the mental power, just go ahead and do it.” — Matthew Allison den, helps residents stay well by helping them learn to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables. “Gardening is a good way to stay healthy,” she said. “It’s good exercise, you’re outside in the sun getting your vitamin D, you’ve got fresh air — and you know what’s going into your food.” The garden has been full for a few years with a consistent number of people tending everything from tomatoes to eggplants — even some flowers. Hanson hopes the city will help them expand the garden and create more opportunities for people to grow. According to Hanson, some of Prior Lake’s favorite fitness activities include lacrosse, biking and exercising with four-legged friends in one of the city’s several dog parks. In the summer, the lake also offers plenty of opportunities for paddle boarding, swimming and kayaking. Access to multiple clinics and pharmacies also means residents have medical help right at their fingertips.


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Hidden Oaks Middle School students have a great time at a school-wide fun run. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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Every Child Deserves a Happy and Healthy Smile! Children’s Dental Care is geared to the general and special needs of infants, children, and adolescents. This includes preventive treatment (sealants and athletic mouth guards), fillings and restorations focusing on esthetics and function, and early interceptive orthodontics and braces. We meet the needs of special children who are fearful, mentally or physically challenged, and those who need extensive treatment. In specific cases, we do complete treatment at a hospital setting.

Pain-free and shot-free laser technology Baseball winners The Prior Lake 10A Blue baseball team recently won the the Prior Lake Tournament. Members of the team are, front row, from left: Carter Haack, Andrew Fouberg, Cayden Coronel, Tommy O’Hara, Nik Swenson and Keegan Flynn. Second row: Carter Wunsch, Peyton Cauley, Maddox Csiki, Jack Danger, Caden Trumbull and Peter Maes. Third row: Coaches Travis O’Hara, Dan Fouberg, Tino Coronel and Jon Danger. (Submitted photos)



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Kids get really into a hula hooping contest at Watzl’s Beach. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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Prior Lake’s parks and lakes are fun during the winter months, too. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

HOSPITALS Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 Mayo Clinic Health Systems 301 Second St. NE, New Prague 952-758-4431

St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000

MEDICAL CLINICS Allina Medical Clinic Shakopee 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535

Allina Medical Clinic-Crossroads Dean Lakes 4201 Dean Lakes Blvd., #120 952-496-6700

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

Fairview Clinics, Lakeville 18580 Joplin Ave., Lakeville 952-892-9555 Fairview Clinics, Burnsville 303 Nicollet Blvd. E., Burnsville 952-460-4000

Quello Clinic Ltd. 6350 143rd St., Savage Medical Building, Savage 952-428-0200

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Above - Cleary Lake Golf Course in Prior Lake draws both beginner and experienced golfers for a nine-hole round. (Three Parks Park District photo) At right - The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake can play 7,025 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. There are also plenty of uneven lies in the rolling fairways. (Photo by Tom Schardin)


hether you are a beginner or a scratch golfer, there are plenty of places to hit the links in Prior Lake. The city features four courses. There’s nine holes at Cleary Lake Regional Park and three 18-hole championship venues — The Wilds, the Meadows at Mystic and the Legends Golf Club. So there are more liesurely things do in the spring, summer and fall than hang out the lake to fish or swim at the two public beaches, visit the local farmers market, go to the casino, play in one many recreational leagues the city offers or hang out at one of the many local parks. In the winter, joining the Prior Lake Snowmobile Association to ride some the city’s groomed trails is always an option. Three Rivers Park District offers golf programs at Cleary Lake Regional Park. There are even foot-golf opportunities. But to learn the more traditional game, how about a lesson or two? Corey Carney, one the golf professionals for Three Rivers Park District, along with being the head girls varsity coach at Prior Lake, said Cleary Lake is great place to learn the game. “Almost 850 kids participate in Cleary Lake’s programs every summer,” said Carney. “In addition, there are adult classes and private lesson at all four golf facilities in Prior Lake. The problem for golfers near Prior Lake isn’t finding a course, but deciding which of the four they want to play that day. “That’s not a bad problem to have if your a golfer and a Prior Lake resident,” added Carney. The Wilds can play nearly 7,100 yards from the back tees. Golfers will get many uneven lies on the fairways as the course has many rolling hills and it is “nestled in a breathtaking natural setting of Ponderosa pines, hardwoods, wetlands and wildlife habitat.”

“It is easy to take for granted the fact that Prior Lake is one of the premier golfing communities in the state of Minnesota.” - Corey Carney, golf professional for Three Rivers Park District Legends is “carved from an expansive natural setting featuring a 30-acre lake, cascading creeks, scenic wetlands, deep ponds and dramatic topography.” The Meadows at Mystic Lake “has 13 holes with water features, including 20 fountains and a 2,500-foot cascading stream with seven waterfalls winding through the middle of the golf course.” “It is easy to take for granted the fact that Prior Lake is one of the premier golfing communities in the state of Minnesota,” said Carney. “The three 18-hole courses are often ranked in the top 10 for public courses in Minnesota.”

LEISURE PERFORMING ARTS Dakota Valley Symphony Burnsville Performing Arts Center Prior Lake Players South of the River Community Band South Metro Chorale Stages Theatre

STUDIO ARTS Burnsville Visual Arts Society

The tractor pull is a popular event at Fall Frenzy. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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Watzl’s Beach is packed on a warm summer day. (Photo by Hannah Jones) Minnesota Watercolor Society

Great Scott Cycling Club

Scott County Crazy Quilters 952-445-0378

Home Educators for Excellence

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American Legion Post 447 952-447-5811

Marine Corps League 952-447-1683

American Legion Post 447 Auxiliary 952-447-5811

Minnesota Valley Riders Saddle Club

American Legion – Dan Patch Post #643 Carver/Scott Master Gardeners Ducks Unlimited

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MN River Valley Masonic Lodge #6 MN Valley Mothers of Multiples Club MN Water Fowl Association Moms in Prayer International Newcomers Club of the SW Suburbs NOW – National Organization for Women — MN Valley Pheasants Forever of Scott County Prior Lake Association Prior Lake Dollars for Scholars Prior Lake Friends of the Library 952-447- 3375 Prior Lake Garden Club 952-447-3061

Prior Lake MOMS Club Prior Lake MOMS Meetup Club Prior Lake Savage Optimist Club Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Ed. Youth Programs 952-226-0088 Prior Lake Sportsmen’s Club Rainbow Animal Rescue Relay for Life of Scott County Prior Lake Snowmobile Club 612-919-7811 Rotary International – Prior Lake 651-303-4194 SAFCOM 952-496-8300 Sand Creek Gray Beards – National Wild Turkey Federation

LEISURE Scott-Carver Threshers

Prior Lake Soccer Club

Scott County Fair Board

South Metro Storm Swim Club

Scott County Historical Society/ Stans Museum

Prior Lake Youth Wrestling Club (Gr. K-6) 612-747-0900

Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society

P.L.A.Y. – Prior Lake Athletics for Youth

St. Francis Auxiliary & Volunteers 952-428-2065

Burnsville YMCA 952-898-9622 For more information about sports clubs/organizations, contact the Prior Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 952-447-9820.

Toastmasters — Midday Mumblers U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, Viking Squadron VFW Post 6208 952-226-6208

ADULT SPORTS Co-Rec Softball 952-447-9822 River Valley YMCA 3575 N. Berens Rd. NW, Prior Lake 952-230-9622 Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team For more information about sports clubs/organizations, contact the Prior Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 952-447-9820.

YOUTH SPORTS BAC–Burnsville Athletic Club Burnsville Fire Soccer Club Premiere Dance Academy Prior Lake–Savage Hockey Association

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Camp Fire U.S.A. Camp Tanadoona 952-474-8085 Camp Kici-Yapi 952-835-2567 YMCA – Burnsville 4-H Clubs The U of M Extension oversees the 4-H programs in Scott County and can provide information about both the program and existing clubs in the community. U of M Extension – Scott County Credit River Comets 952-226-3951 Lucky Stars 952-440-6429 Boy Scouts of America Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Job’s Daughters

Kids play at the early childhood family education station at Community Fest. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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An aerial photo from the Prior Lake Naturist Preservation Committee shows another Prior Lake, in Canada. (Submitted photo)


With its Lakefront Park, boat parades on the Fourth of July and Lakers football team, Prior Lake feels one-of-a-kind to its residents. But in a way, it’s not. There are other Prior Lakes scattered across the country, and one in Canada. Though the lakes share a name, their namesakes lived very different lives. The Prior Lake in Minnesota gets its name from Charles H. Prior, a railroad pioneer who lived in Minneapolis. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, P r i o r ’s grandson, Henry D. Rhame, couldn’t guess how Prior Lake

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took on Prior’s name. “I do not know who named your beautiful town Prior Lake. He [Prior] loved it, but it would appear a bit egotistical for a man to name something after himself. As I knew him, he was very reserved and perhaps even self-effacing... But perhaps he did name it because he grew to love it when the railroad was being constructed.” There’s only one written record of Prior visiting his namesake town. In May 1877, a diary entry mentions a “fishing party to Prior Lake” with several friends. According to “Prior Lake, Minnesota: a Brief History,”

Prior Lake was incorporated into a village in 1891, about 30 years before Prior died. The historical record says it’s unknown when the name “Prior Lake” came about. Prior Lake’s unintentional sister lakes extend across North America. Perhaps the most interesting, Prior Lake in View Royal, Canada, is home to the Prior Lake Naturist Preservation Committee, and also a clothing-optional beach. That Prior Lake gets its name from Edward Gawler Prior. Prior was born near Yorkshire, England and arrived in Victoria in 1873, four years before Charles Prior took a fishing excursion to

the Minnesota Prior Lake. In 1919 Prior was appointed the 11th lieutenant governor of British Columbia. He died in office a year later. Prior Lake was named for him in 1941. According to the Naturist Preservation Committee, the Canadian Prior Lake has been used by naturists as far back as anyone can remember. Naturism may be the furthest thing from a Fourth of July boat parade. But, though the two lakes differ in terms of specific usage, they are both b elove d co m m unit y h ub s . That’s something for which both Priors could take pride.


Above - Students and volunteers collect specimens at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake. At right - Ava Gonzalez, 4, of Prior Lake finishes a sparkly Enderman. (Photos by Hannah Jones)


im Telshaw has lived in Prior Lake for 20 years, and there are plenty of things he loves about it. For one thing, he loves that he has the opportunity to volunteer at his daughter’s school. On a sunny morning in late May, he was spending his time in Lakefront Park, helping a class of WestWood Elementary School students examine specimens from the pond. “They’re having their E-STEM day,” he said. The Prior Lake-Savage Area School District, Prior Lake’s public school system, is an E-STEM district, meaning it focuses students’ time on more hands-on lessons in environmental studies, science, technology, engineering and math. Several schools in the district have won Green Ribbon Awards for implementing environmentally friendly practices and learning experiences, like outdoor, nature-based classrooms. “Right now, they’re seeing what kinds of critters they can find in the pond,” Telshaw said. Students were scooping up water samples and checking out the plant and animal life caught up in the mix. On any other day, Telshaw might spend his time in one of Prior Lake’s many parks, hanging out lakeside. “There are lots of chances to get out,” he said.

“There are lots of chances to get out.” - Tim Telshaw Prior Lake’s many involved education communities and church groups mean there’s always a chance to volunteer, whether that means helping out with an elementary school trip, collecting food for families in need with Reaching Our Community’s Kids or cleaning up the parks with the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District. The lakes are also great places to socialize. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department puts on plenty of free programs and parties at parks and beaches. No matter your interest or your passions, you’ll find a fun way to get involved.


Vicki Brandl of Prior Lake gets a shock to the system in her Wonder Woman outfit. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

PRIOR LAKE-SAVAGE AREA SCHOOLS ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools serve Prior Lake, portions of Savage and several townships south of Prior Lake. Roughly 8,300 students are enrolled in the district’s 14 schools. In addition to the variety of curriculum choices available, the school district prides itself on its E-STEM focus (Environmental Education – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0000 Health Requirements Health Services is staffed by licensed school nurses and 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

(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 in-

volved in the building level PTC. Hidden Oaks Middle School and Twin Oaks have parent advisory groups (PACT and PAAG) that work with staff on special activities, fundraisers and events for the students. Call 952-226-0700 or 952-2260500 for more information. The Parent Advisory Council at Prior Lake High School helps to meet the developmental needs of students by involving parents in a collaborative communication effort. The council meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. at the high school. Contact the school at 952226-8600 for more information. School Closings In the event of inclement weather, school cancellations will be announced via local TV channels 4, 5, 9 and 11, as well as the district website




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LIVING ( and district social media channels. School Lunches The Child Nutrition Services Department manages the cafeterias at all PLSAS elementary schools, middle schools and high school. They offer a variety of nutritional meal choices and at least one alternate menu. A la carte items are offered in grades 6-12 only. Menus are available on school websites and the Nutrislice app where customers can view nutritional content and descriptions of menu items, as well as allergen and carbohydrate details. All student accounts remain prepaid with deposits made with cash, check or credit card. PLSAS has contracted with FeePay to provide the added convenience of using a credit card, with no transaction fees. Free and reduced-priced lunches are provided under state and federal guidelines. Applications are available on the district website, www.priorlakesavage.k12., 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 952-440-1166. 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. Regular Board meetings can be viewed live on the district’s website and on Prior Lake Educational Access Channel 17 in Prior Lake and Savage. 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 ses-

sions, 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 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: Richard Wolf Board Chair Term expires 2018 Lee Shimek Board Vice Chair/Clerk Term expires 2020 Stacey Ruelle Board Treasurer Term expires 2018 Melissa Enger Board Director Term expires 2020 Mary Frantz Board Director mfrantz@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2020 Ben Hanson Board Director bhanson@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2018 Todd Sorensen Board Director tsorensen@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2018 Katy Anderson Board Student Representative Term expires 2018 952-226-0000 School Board Mailing Address 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake, MN 55372

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LIVING FACILITIES District Services Center 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0000 Prior Lake High School (Grades 9-12) 7575 W. 150th St., Savage 952-226-8600 Hidden Oaks Middle School (Grades 6-8) 15855 Fish Point Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0700 Twin Oaks Middle School (Grades 6-8) 15860 Fish Point Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0500 Five Hawks Elementary (Grades K-5) 16620 Five Hawks Ave. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0100 Glendale Elementary (Grades K-5) 6601 Connelly Parkway, Savage 952-226-0200

Grainwood Elementary (Grades K-5) 5061 Minnesota St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0300 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 (La ola del lago Spanish Immersion & 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.

reach all learners, especially those who struggle in traditional schools.

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.

Communications and Media Relations 952-226-0014

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

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS District Services 952-226-0000 Anonymous Tip Line 952-226-0005

Human Resources 952-226-0020 Dr. Teri Staloch Superintendent 952-226-0010 Jeffrey Holmberg Assistant Superintendent 952-226-0070 Julie Cink Executive Director of Business Services 952-226-0041

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Susan Anderson’s class crowds around Sue Mohn as she taps a maple tree at Grainwood Elementary School. (Photo by Hannah Jones) Deb Anderson Special Education Director 952-226-0032 Matthew Mons Executive Director of Human Resources 952-226-0020 Kevin Schuttinger Director of Teaching and Learning 952-226-0031 Marcus Milazzo Director of Technology 952-226-0061 SHAKOPEE AREA SCHOOLS ISD 720 The Shakopee School District serves more than 8,000 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 district also offers a variety

of early childhood programs from infants to preschool programs for families, along with Stepping Stones Preschool and all-day, every day kindergarten. Shakopee Public Schools District Offices 505 Holmes St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5000

Angela Tucker Vice Chairperson

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

Matt McKeand Treasurer

Pearson 6th Grade Center 917 Dakota St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5862

Shawn Hallett Clerk

Eagle Creek Elementary 6855 Woodward Ave., Shakopee 952-496-5922

Reggie Bowerman Board Member

Jackson Elementary School 1601 Lusitano St., Shakopee 952-496-5803

Mary Romansky Board Member

Red Oak Elementary School 7700 Old Carriage Ct., Shakopee 952-496-5952

Tony Pass Board Member

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

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 odd-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 6 p.m. at the District Office (1200 Town Square).

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

Scott Swanson Chairperson

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


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A stack of canoes sits on the shores of Cleary Lake at Cleary Lake Regional Park May 12 in Prior Lake. In addition to 22 campsites, the park offers a golf course, campground, picnic area, trails, swimming beach and more. (Photo By Rachel Minske) Tokata Learning Center 1110 Town Square 952-496-5982 District Office 952-496-5000 FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Message Center 952-496-5000 Emergency Information Line 952-496-5088 Communications and Media Relations 952-496-5036 Human Resources 952-496-5014

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Superintendent 952-496-5005 Bob Greeley Community Education Director 952-496-5025 Keith Gray Human Resources Director 952-496-5062 OTHER AREA SCHOOLS Prior Lake Christian Academy Grades Pre-K-12 5690 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake 952-447-7527 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. St. Michael’s Catholic School Grades Pre-K-8 16280 Duluth Ave. S.E., Prior Lake 952-447-2124 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. 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. John the Baptist Catholic School Grades Pre-K-8 12508 Lynn Ave. S., Savage 952-890-6604

LIVING 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.

Cleary Lake’s dog park is pretty spacious with 28 acres of fenced offleash area for pets to room and play. (File photo) 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. St. Paul’s Lutheran School Grades K-8 5634 Luther Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-447-2117 St. Paul’s Lutheran School (SPLS) was established in 1982 for the purpose of providing families with a Christcentered environment where students can thrive academically and spiritually. Through a content-rich,

academically challenging curriculum grounded in God’s word and small class sizes, SPLS students receive individualized learning and the attention needed to succeed. 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 8th grade. Before- and after-school care is also available. Also located on campus is a 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. Living Hope Lutheran Church & School Grades Pre-K-4 8600 Horizon Dr. S., Shakopee 952-445-1785 Living Hope Lutheran School continues to meet and excel in the standards established by the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. It has provided Pre-K through fourth grade Christian education since 2002. The Word of

Shakopee Area Catholic School (SACS) Grades Pre-K-8 2700 17th Ave. E., Shakopee 952-445-3387 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 afterschool care program is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The International School of Minnesota Grades Pre-K-12 6385 Beach Rd., Eden Prairie 952-918-1800 The International School of Minnesota is a private, non-denominational college preparatory school for children ages 3 through grade 12. Admissions are accepted throughout the school year, based on availability. 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.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-567-8102 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.

HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center 952-447-5683 AARP – American Association of Retired Persons 952-858-9040 American Cancer Society 651-225-8100 American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities 952-835-3300 American Lung Association of MN 651-227-8014 American Red Cross – Twin Cities 612-871-7676 ARC – Greater Twin Cities 952-920-0855 Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 651-789-2400 Bridging, Inc. 952-888-1105 Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program 952-442-7601 Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative 952-567-8100 Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553 2017 - 2018 |


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Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100 (24 hours)

MN Citizens Concerned for Life 612-825-6831

Heading Home Scott Carver 612-599-7729 Help Me Grow of Scott County 952-496-5059 i’M o.K. Children’s Visitation Center 952-873-4216 MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 612-523-0802

MN Friends of the Orphans 651-482-1703 MN Job Service (MN Work Force Center) 952-445-7087 MN Literacy Council 651-6 45-2277 or 1-8 0 0 -225READ MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE

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Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN RSVP – Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161 River Valley Nursing Center (RVNC) 303 E. Sixth St., Chaska 952-960-9700


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952-447-8830 16731 Hwy. 13 So.

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Prior Lake

Worship Directory To Know Christ and To Make Him Know

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School


Saturday 6:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sunday 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Church for Young Families Worship Service Sunday School and Adult Bible Class (September– May) 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

8600 Horizon Drive S. Shakopee, MN 55379


come grow with us Daily Mass Monday-Friday 8:00am Communion Service Saturday 8:00am Weekend Masses Saturday at 5:00pm Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00am Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:30pm

4625 West 125th Street • Savage • 952.890.9465 •

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A church for the city Sunday Worship 9:00 am & 10:30 am • Wednesday Dinner @ 6:15 Learning @ 6:45 Something for the whole family! 6201 W 135th St. Savage, MN 55378


Prior Lake

Worship Directory Holy Trinity United Methodist Church 16150 Arcadia Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN Rev.Chad Gilbertson, Pastor 952-447-2990 Sunday Worship Services 9:30 am Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend 8:30 & 10:30am Sept-May

Sunday School 9:30am Sept-May

Loving God • Uplifting People • Inspiring Hope • Growing Disciples

5634 Luther Road SE Prior Lake • 952-447-2117

Growing in Faith • Reaching Others for Christ • Serving One Another Sunday (September — May) 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Traditional Worship Sunday School and Bible Studies Contemporary Worship

Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sunday (Memorial Day — Labor Day) 9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Making Disciples by Loving and Imitang Christ Through our Sacraments, Evangelizaon and Service


Weekend Mass: Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM Weekday 8:00AM, AM, WeekdayMass: Mass: Monday Monday Communion Communion Service Service 8:00 Tuesday 6:00 PM, Wednesday 8:00 AM, Tuesday 6:00 PM, Wednesday 6:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM Thursday 6:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM 16400 Duluth Ave SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2491

Relevant Messages | Modern Music Rooted In Tradition | Spirit-Led Youth Programming

Learn more at or visit this Sunday at 9 am or 11 am. Hosanna! Shakopee, 1690 Vierling Drive, Shakopee, MN

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From May through October, the Prior Lake Farmers Market has plenty to offer in regards to locally grown produce, as well as weekly entertainment, food trucks, artisans, organic coffee and espresso, candy, honey , wood items, bath products, jerky and more. At right - The Prior Lake Farmers Market is in its 15th season at 16228 Main Ave. SE. It’s open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from May to October. (File photo)


hat makes the farmers market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food.” Simply started by American chef Bryant Terry. Support your local farmers, have you heard that before? And one great way to do this is at the farmers market. From May to October, the Prior Lake Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on 16228 Main Ave. SE. There’s not just fresh produce there. There’s much more — weekly entertainment, food trucks, artisans, organic coffee and espresso, candy, honey, wood items, bath products, jerky and more. The Prior Lake Farmers Market is in its 17th season. Market organizer Karla Haugen has seen a lot of growth over the years. “People say they bring out-of-town guests to the market on Saturday for breakfast,” Haugen said. The farmers market is just one of many reasons to go downtown, where there a lot of locally owned businesses. It’s part of a growing Prior Lake marketplace and is steps away from city hall, the Prior Lake Library and the VFW command post. “So many businesses shop locally first,” said Sandi Fleck of the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce. “We support each other, and we’re proud of each other.” In the fall each year at the Prior Lake High School gymnasium, the Fall Community Fest is a where many local businesses can promote themselves. You may just find a local farmer there. The Prior Lake Growers Association is a member of Minnesota Grown. It is a “statewide partnership between the Min-

10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets 1. Taste real flavors 2. Enjoy the season 3. Support family farmers 4. Protect the enviromnent 5. Nourish yourself 6. Discover the Spice of Life: Variety 7. Promote humane treatment of animals 8. Know where your food comes from 9. Learn cooking tips, recipes, and meal ideas 10. Connect with your community Source:, Cultivating a Healthy Food System

nesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. It was created over 30 years ago by specialty crop growers to differentiate their produce from produce grown thousands of miles away.” Minnesota Grown produces an annual directory. In print, the 2017-18 directory boasts 1,031 farms and farmers markets across the state. For more information, go to minnesotagrown. com. For more on the Prior Lake Farmers Market, go to www.


Certified Collision Repair Center

State Rep. Tony Albright cruises down Main Street at the Prior Lake Memorial Day Parade May 29. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)

MEDIA Prior Lake American Rachel Minske, Editor 12925 Eagle Creek Parkway, Savage 952-447-6669 Star Tribune 650 3rd Ave. S., Suite 1300, Minneapolis 612-673-4000

St. Paul Pioneer Press 345 Cedar St., St. Paul 651-222-1111

FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP FOR ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE • Free Loaner Cars • Lifetime Warranty • Technicians and staff trained to the highest level • Check out our Reviews Online

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 4785 Dakota St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-440-1000

1513 Stagecoach Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379 (Near Home Depot) Kids Phone: (952) 496-3000


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Prior Lake Auto Collision

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

16111 Main Ave. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-4259

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6880 Boudin St. NE, #185 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2253

Profinishers Auto Body

Fong’s Restaurant, Bar & Event Center

Rod Dehmlow Auto Sales

El Loro Mexican Grill

16117 Main Ave. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-4400

4810 Dakota St. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-440-2277

Velishek Auto Sales & Service 16661 Hwy. 13 S. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2237

CHIROPRACTIC CARE LifeForce Family Chiropractic

4770 Pleasant St. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-3664

4749 W. Hwy. 13 Savage, MN 55378 952-736-8307

VFW Club/Prior Lake

FINANCIAL Cheryl Hawkins, CPA 700 Seville Drive, #204 Jordan, MN 55352 952-222-8272

Klein Bank

Chaska Community Center

16840 Hwy. 13 S. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-6955

16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway Carver, MN 55315 952-361-3361



Pastor Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)

River Valley Ranch, Inc

Edward Jones - Scott Pierce

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

8600 Horizon Drive S. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1785

3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952-443-1400

16306 Main Ave. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6208

8734 & 8742 W. County Road 42 Savage, MN 55378 952-746-4404

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525 1661 Park Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-5633

Golden Ridge Stables, Inc 8315 190th St. W. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-469-4640

Minnesota Harvest

8251 Old Hwy. 169 Blvd. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785

16154 Main Ave. SE, Suite 110b Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-8800 16677 Duluth Ave. S.E Prior Lake, MN 55372 888-553-4648 952-905-2640 952-361-0853

South Metro Federal Credit Union 2573 Credit Union Drive Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-0888

FITNESS River Valley YMCA – Prior Lake 3575 N. Berens Rd. NW Prior Lake, MN 55379 952-230-9622

Snap Fitness

6880 Boudin St. NE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-3481

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Glowing Hearth & Home Inc

Daniel J. Stanley, Stanley & Wencl, LLC Construction & Facility Services

4425 W. 123rd St. Savage, MN 55378 952-808-0754


Quality Systems AC & Refrigeration

DS Design-Graphic Design


Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC - Jodi J. See, Esq.

16857 Welcome Ave. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2665

Oak Tree Insurance

15870 Franklin Trail SE, #105A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-469-9261

MEDICAL Fairview Clinics

830 Prairie Center Drive, #180 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-826-6500

Fairview Clinics

5725 Loftus Lane Savage, MN 55378 952-226-9500

Fairview Clinics

4151 Willowwood St. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2600

St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St Francis Ave Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 428-3000

Shakopee, MN 55379 952-595-8042

16186 Main Ave. SE, #200 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-1220

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

RETAIL Carlson Ace Hardware 16281 Main Ave. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2240

Harbor Wine & Spirits

2135 Commerce Blvd. Mound, MN 55364 952-472-0648

Link Lumber

1440 W. Third Ave. Shakopee, MN, 55379 952-445-3240

Paar Sports & Promotions 16151 Main Ave. SE, Suite 2 Prior Lake, MN 55327 612-424-2101

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Simon’s Flooring & Design

16511 Anna Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-3567

Tazzie Baby and Child

1750 Tower Blvd Victoria, MN 55386 952-479-1391

The Mustard Seed

10000 Great Plains Blvd Chanhassen, MN 55318 952-445-6555

Twisted Loop Yarn Shop

Library Building 16210 Eagle Creek Avenue Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-240-8550

SCHOOLS / EDUCATION St. Paul’s Lutheran School 5634 Luther Road SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2117

SENIOR LIVING All Saints Senior Living

1880 Independence Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952-233-7351

Valley Ridge, A Presbyterian Homes & Services Managed Community 1921 Burnsville Parkway W. Burnsville, MN 55337 952-882-4000

Walker Methodist Highview Hills 20150 Highview Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-9000

PETS Above - The Cleary Lake Regional Dog Park in Prior Lake offers a pond for your pet to splash, frolic and swim. (File photo)


n the 1980s movie “Wall Street,” corporate raider Gordon Gekko said, “If you need a friend, get a dog.” Well, OK. And take your new friend to the dog park, perhaps Cleary Lake Regional Park. You might not find any wealthy Wall Street tycoons there, but instead many other animal lovers with their pets. Pets are welcome all over the city of Prior Lake — from parks to downtown to the farmer’s market to even some businesses. Just remember to get your pet license at Prior Lake City Hall. Cleary Lake’s dog park is pretty spacious, including a pond for the dogs to cool off or splash and play together. There’s also a walking trail. There are 28 acres of fenced, off-leash area for pets to room and play. The park is part of Three Rivers Park District. And, according to renown, celebrity dog expert Cesar Millan, whose reality television show, the “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” ran for eight years (2004 to 2012), there are plenty of dos and don’ts at the dog park. There’s nothing more important for most pet owners than keeping their dog safe, especially as it runs free at a local park. Millan’s advice for owners at dogs parks is fairly straightforward, according to his website, Make sure your dog is spayed or neutered, has all his/her shots and is in good health. Do not use the dog park as a substitute for the walk. If you

Three Rivers Park District Dog park rules • Dog license and permit are required • Dogs must be under handler’s control • No aggressive dogs • Dogs must be up to date on all shots, including rabies • Clean up after your dog • Dogs should be leashed outside of the off-leash area drive to the park, leave your car a block away and take your dog on a vigorous walk of at least 35 minutes to drain some of his/her energy. While at the park, don’t punch out on your calm-assertive leadership. Be aware of your dog at all times. A calm-submissive dog will not attract another dog’s aggression, but an excited, weak, timid or an aggressive dog can become a fight magnet. Know your dog. If your dog has poor social skills, is overly fearful or is aggressive, or if you have not yet established your calm-assertive leadership with your dog, find a more controlled way to introduce her to the company of other dogs. The Carver-Scott Human Society is also a good resource for animal lovers. Go to Prior Lake’s animal control service, 4 Paws Animal Control, is another resource, especially if your pet is lost.

PETS PET LICENSES Prior Lake City Hall 952-447-9800 Pet licenses are required and mus t b e renewed ever y t wo years. Pets must wear the license tag around their necks. The fee is $25 (two-year license) for nonspayed/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.

ADOPTION & RESCUE Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553

Kate Logan of Prior Lake and her dog, Daisy, are a six-legged racing machine. (Submitted photo)

Because They Mean The World To You We provide gentle, concerned veterinary care for the “other” members of your family. In business for over 25 years – we are THE place for all of your pets health care needs!

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Now featuring Fear Free Certified doctors ....Taking the pet out of petrified. Schedule Your Appointment Online - Download Our App! Prior Lake’s many businesses create a tight-knit community. (Photo by Hannah Jones)

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Taking Care of You All Year Round Commercial & Residential Design Maintenance • Irrigation • Patios Retaining Walls Ash Borer Treatment Snowplowing • Salt/Sanding Certified Landscape Professional


Experience the Goodness! Lunds & Byerlys Prior Lake Our store features everything from reserve aged choice beef and sustainable seafood to a USDA-certified organic produce department, an artisan cheese counter and thousands of organic and natural offerings. Explore and enjoy endless meal options including sandwiches, salad bar and hot buffet, and expanded offerings from Hissho Sushi. Additional amenities include Bachman’s Floral and Caribou Coffee. We’re continuously striving to provide you with a sensational shopping experience.

16731 Hwy. 13 S. • Prior Lake • 952.440.3900

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