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SHAKOPEE

The Holmes Street Tunnel mural is 122 feet long, covering about 6,500 square feet. (File photo)

ATTRACTIONS Parks Trails Nature Recreation

HEALTH 11 13 13 14

FOOD Farmers Market

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GOVERNMENT Shakopee City Council City Departments Utilities Meetings Ordinances Scott County Elected Officials Frequently Called Numbers Libraries Metropolitan Council Watershed Management Licenses & Documents Health & Human Services Transportation U.S. Postal Service Voter Information State of Minnesota United States Mayor’s Column

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Health & Wellness

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LEISURE Scott County Historical Society Youth Sports Adult Sports Clubs & Organizations Youth Organizations Arts & Entertainment

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LIVING Shakopee ISD 720 Other Area Schools Special Programs Help & Support Services Worship Directory Downtown Shakopee

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MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce Business Directory Map

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PETS Lost Pet Dog Licenses

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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Managing Editor: Richard Crawford Editor: Amanda McKnight \ Editorial content: Andrew Hazzard Cover Design: Nicole Bullock \ Editorial Design: Nicole Bullock \ Advertising: Tess Lee Special thanks to the city of Shakopee, Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency, Scott County and School District 720 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 Shakopee Valley News, 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: Amanda McKnight Volunteers helped paint the Holmes Street tunnel mural.


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WELCOME

Volunteers helped paint the Holmes Street tunnel mural, which was completed last year as part of a downtown revitalization effort. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

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elcome to Shakopee, and thank you for diving into the 2016-2017 Shakopee Lifestyle Guide with us. What makes Shakopee 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 Shakopee not just where they live, but what makes it their home. From the racing and gaming excitement at Canterbury Park to outrageous re-creations of the 16th century at the Renaissance Festival and the amusements at Valleyfair, Shakopee is an entertainment mecca for people of all ages and interests. RiverSouth, a public-private collaboration, has formed to help promote all the opportunities that exist in the area. Whatever your hobby or recreational interest, Shakopee offers something fun for everyone. The Community Center is undergoing a major renovation project to ensure residents will enjoy its amenities for years to come. The Community Center has an indoor walking track, fitness equipment, Senior Center and Teen Center, but when the project is complete in 2017 it will also have two ice rinks, an aquatic facility, expanded fitness areas and an indoor playground.

Shakopee is home to the Scott County Historical Society in which the Maurice Stans collection and the county’s historical society collection are housed. It also has a large public library conveniently located in the downtown area. The community offers both private and public schools, which work together to provide a good foundation for children. The city also has an extensive park system and the adjacent Minnesota Valley Wildlife Trail is a nature-lover’s treasure. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Shakopee 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.


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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

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Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant

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River of Life Community Church

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Friendship Church

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GOVERNMENT

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church

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Shakopee Public Utilities

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Calvary Church

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CAP

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Living Hope Lutheran Church and School 57 Parish of Saints Joachim & Anne Catholic 57 Church and School

HEALTH Veil Orthodontics

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Downtown Shakopee

St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center 31

Babe’s Place

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Friendship Manor

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Valley Sports

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Bliss Family Dental

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The Pullman Club

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Children’s Dental Care

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Real Gem Jewelers

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Eckart Dental Center

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Arnie’s Friendly Folks Club

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Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic

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The Performance Shop

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Park Dental

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Shakopee Total Rental

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City of Shakopee St. Francis Regional Medical Center

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LEISURE

Shakopee Fraternal Order of Eagles

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Riverside Liquors

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Shakopee Trading Post & Gallery

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DBJ Design Home

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Chaska Event Center

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Shakopee Jaycees

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The Pearl Salon

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Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping

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Saks Salon

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Salon Avalon

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LIVING Anchor Bank

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Hosanna! Church

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MARKETPLACE Shakopee Chevrolet

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St. Paul’s Lutheran School

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Midas

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St. John the Baptist Catholic School

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Quality Heating & Air Services, Inc.

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Palmer Bus Service

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Quality Green, LLC

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Shakopee Area Catholic School

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Ron’s Mechanical

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Mazopiya

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My Appliance Source

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Playworks

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Kennedy Transmission

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Dakotah Sports and Fitness

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Floors to Go

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Meadows at Mystic Lake

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Haferman Water Conditioning

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Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store

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Link Lumber

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Dakotah Meadows RV Park

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Tobacco Express

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Multiventure Properties, Inc.

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VETERANS

2014

2013

2015

1,456 2010 - 2014 = 150

39,275 39,677 39,981

WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

7.8% change from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015

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24.6 min

2010 - 2014

10%

5 years and under

30.2%

18 years and under Between 19 and 64 years

53%

65 years and older

6.8%

POPULATION BREAKDOWN 2010

HOUSING

13,339 Housing units, 2010 = 1,000

WHITE

74.3% ASIAN

10.3%

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

4.3%

HISPANIC OR LATINO AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE

1.2%

7.8%

TWO OR MORE RACES

2.7%

16% Foreign born Between 2010 and 2014 EDUCATION

92.4% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

38.5% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

87.9%

Home ownership rate, 2010 - 2014

88.4% Living in same house 1 year or more $210,700 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2010 - 2014 2.91 Persons per household $79,670 Median household income, 2010 - 2014 $31,965 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014 dollars Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/

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ABOVE: The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is a highlight at the end of each summer in Shakopee. (File photo) RIGHT: Olivia Wimberger jumps into the pool at SandVenture Aquatic Park in Shakopee. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

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hakopee has long been known as an oasis for family fun, gaming and entertainment, but it’s never had its own brand. Bill Von Bank is hoping to change that. Von Bank is the executive director of RiverSouth, a partnership between private attractions and public entities throughout Shakopee and Scott County that seeks to make the phrase “south of the river” synonymous with fun. “We want RiverSouth to be that phrase used when someone says, ‘Let’s get away for the weekend, let’s go to RiverSouth,’” he said. Launched in 2014, RiverSouth’s motto, “The Land of Big Fun” is an homage to the four major attractions that call the area home: Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino and Entertainment Center, and the Renaissance Festival. “We have a 4+4=10 equation, meaning we have four major attractions, four miles apart that receive 10 million visitors each year,” Von Bank said. “Most communities would kill to have one of these attractions to call their own; we’re lucky to have four.” This last year, Shakopee-based RiverSouth member Canterbury Park hosted a unique competition that brought in people

“It’s a fun atmosphere. You just have so much fun out here.” — Tony Jacobson, a three-year volunteer at the Renaissance Festival.

from all over North America. The 16th annual Public Power Lineworker’s Rodeo is a gathering of public utility workers from across the United States and Canada, competing for bragging rights and a celebration of the craft was held at Canterbury Park in early April. Despite chilly temperatures, the rodeo offered unusual family fun in Shakopee. RiverSouth scored a big victory in July, when the Renaissance Festival announced it would continue to joust and drink ale in Shakopee through 2019, ensuring it remains the “Land of Big Fun” for years to come.


ATTRACTIONS PARKS

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SHAKOPEE CITY PARKS The city of Shakopee prides itself on its 660-acre park and open space system, with a variety of developed parks (and many to develop) to serve residents. In addition, the community has access to the Minnesota River Valley and area regional parks. For picnic reservations, call Shakopee Parks and Recreation at 952233-9500. Please see the city’s website at www.ShakopeeMN. gov/parksandrecreation for more information. 17th Ave. Sports Complex 2600 E. 17th Ave. 40-acre sports complex with soccer fields, parking and a two-third mile trail loop. Includes concession, restroom and meeting room. Royalty, Hackney and Saddle Ridge Parks 101 Ardennes Ave., 575 Hackney Ave. and 1754 Caspian Lane

Langdon Terrace Park 4191 Rymark Ct. Playground, gazebo, basketball court. Autumn Hill Park 1956 Evergreen Lane Playground equipment, nature area. Clover Leaf Park 2777 Crane St. Playground, sand play, water mister, basketball, tennis. Emerald Lane Tot Lot 2600 Emerald Lane E. Playground equipment for young children. Glacier Park 8550 Portage Lane Playground equipment, trails, picnic tables. Green Meadows Park 3100 Thrush St. Playground equipment, paved

Najma Abdi, 13, of Shakopee, draws a henna tattoo during the Shakopee Diversity Alliance’s International Festival at Huber Park. (File photo)

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The annual Wacipi, sponsored by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, celebrates life, tradition and togetherness. (Photo by Hannah Jones) hockey rink with basketball court inside, horseshoes, sand volleyball, baseball field and multipurpose grass turf field, grills, outdoor ice skating and hockey with warming house. Hamlet Park 7300 Cambridge Rd. Gazebo, playground with sand play area. Hiawatha-Wermerskirchen Park 625 7th Ave. E. Playground equipment, softball field and full basketball court. Picnic facilities limited to rental for groups of 25 or less. The site has ice skating, with a warming house and picnic facilities. Holmes Park 628 4th Ave. W. Picnic facilities including shelter, grill, horseshoe pits and half basketball court, playground equipment and an ice skating rink that has a warming house.

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Huber Park 150 Fillmore St. Located on the banks of the Minnesota River near historic downtown. Includes an outdoor performance area, terrace seating, river views, trail and a community built playground. The Minnesota Valley Trail meanders through the park.

Memorial Park 1801 E. County Rd. 101 Adjacent to the river, with fishing, picnicking, including shelters and restrooms, trails, a nature area, an information booth for visitors, playground equipment, volleyball, horseshoe pits. Groups of up to 150 can be accommodated.

Lions Park 1103 Adams St. S. Picnic facilities including two shelters and restrooms, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, shuffle board, Frisbee-disc golf and playground equipment. The SandVenture Aquatic Park has a water slide (and a zero-depth entry sand pool). Daily admission charge. In winter there is an ice skating rink and warming house. Lions Park is also the site of the Community Youth Building with meeting space.

Minnesota River Archery Range/ Boat Launch 501 & 551 County Rd. 101 (north of the Minnesota River) Archery range, boat launch.

Meadows Park 1566 Sage Lane Playground, basketball court and trails.

O’Dowd Lake Park 2853 County Rd. 79 Park is located on O’Dowd Lake on County Rd. 79. There currently is a trail on the north side of the lagoon and a fishing dock on the south side of the park. Pheasant Run Tot Lot 2075 Cardinal Dr. Playground equipment for young children.

Prairie Bend Park 1983 Parkway Ave. Playground, trails, undeveloped ball field, basketball. Riverside Fields Park 7800 Crossings Blvd. Neighborhood playground. Riverview Park 455 Harrison St. Youth baseball field with scoreboard and gravel parking. Savanna Oaks Park 6225 Oxford Rd. N. Tot lot playground equipment, picnic table and bench. Scenic Heights Park 1195 Ruby Lane Picnic facilities, playground equipment, shelter and restroom, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, full basketball court, outdoor ice skating and hockey with warming house. Southbridge Community Park 7101 Southbridge Parkway


ATTRACTIONS Dog park with all-breed park area of approximately 10 acres and a smaller .5-acre area for smallbreed dogs only. All dogs using the off-leash dog park must have a city of Shakopee dog license, regardless of whether the dog resides in Shakopee.

Spring Lake Regional Park This 373-acre park on the northern shore of Spring Lake includes an off-leash dog area and trail.

Stans Park 1056 Fuller St. S. Tennis courts and playground equipment.

Cleary Lake Regional Park 18106 Texas Ave. (County Rd. 27), Prior Lake 763-694-7777 Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, swimming and picnicking, cross country skiing. It has 1,045 acres.

Tahpah Sports Complex 1490 Adams St. S. A 50-acre athletic complex with eight softball fields, Joe Schleper baseball stadium, a lighted youth football field/soccer, concession stand, restrooms, playground equipment and trail. Timber Trails Park 1397 Blue Huron Tr. Playground equipment, basketball court and sand volleyball court. Westminster Park 801 Valley View Rd. E. Picnic facilities, shelter and restroom, playground, two ballfields, paved hockey rink with basketball court inside, horseshoes, volleyball and trails. Plus outdoor ice skating and hockey with warming house. Whispering Oaks Park 8975 Horizon Dr. Playground, gazebo, hard and soft surface trails through natural oak woodland. 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.

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Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (County Rd. 75), Savage 763-694-7777 Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400-acre park. The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park 2187 E. County Rd. 101, Shakopee 763-694-7784 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

TRAILS Shakopee has a networked system of more than 60 miles of recreation and transportation trails for walking and bicycling. DNR-owned Minnesota Valley State Trail runs along the river (the federal and state governments own various parts of the river frontage being preserved). The state trail has a number of access points in Shakopee, including Huber Park, Memorial Park, The Landing and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. An access point to the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional trail is located just outside of town on Bluff Creek Drive off County Rd. 101. A boat landing, adjacent to the Minnesota River bridge in Belle Plaine, offers access to the river.

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A team of journeymen line workers from Shakopee Public Utilities competes in the Jumper Replacement at the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo at Canterbury Park last spring. (Photo by Pat Minelli) Made up of 14 separate units, the 14,000-acre Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge runs from Bloomington to Henderson, along both sides of the Minnesota River. Nearby Chaska, Rapids Lake and Louisville Swamp Units combine to provide 4,700 acres of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and photography as posted on Refuge interpretive signs. A trail access point with a parking lot is located at Stagecoach Road and County Road 101 in Shakopee. Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver 952-361-4500 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska 952-443-1400 www.arboretum.umn.edu The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has more than 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, natural woodlands, wetlands and prairie, plant collections, and displays. Walk, hike, cross-country ski over eight miles of trails. Open 363 days a year.

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RECREATION GENERAL RECREATION Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller St. 952-233-9500 The Community Center offers ice skating, strength equipment, stairmasters, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, two-court gym and locker rooms. A walking/running track is available free of charge. Aerobic and recreation classes available. Meeting rooms available. Family and individual annual memberships available. Daily admission charge. The Enigma Teen Center is on site and offers games, events, DJs and bands. The space is available for event rentals. Adjacent to the Community Center is the Shakopee Skate Park, which has more than 25 different pieces of equipment. Designed as a Tier 1 park, riding surfaces are no more than three feet high. Daily admission is free. The Community Center is undergoing an expansion project to be completed in 2017. The expansion includes a Senior Center, more fitness equipment and two ice rinks.

Maren Toward putts at the Taste of Shakopee while her older brothers Landon, left, and Linus look on. (File photo) PUBLIC OUTDOOR POOLS Shakopee SandVenture Aquatic Park 1101 Adams St. 952-233-3840 Outdoor sand-bottomed filtered pond, open only in summers. An added attraction is the waterslide. Town and Country Campground 12630 Boone Ave., Savage 952-445-1756 PUBLIC INDOOR POOLS Shakopee East Junior High 1137 S. Marschall Rd. Indoor pool open. Shakopee Parks and Recreation posts the open swimming hours. Shakopee West Junior High 200 10th Ave. E.

Indoor pool open. Shakopee Parks and Recreation posts the open swimming hours. CAMPGROUNDS Baylor Regional Park 10775 County Rd. 33, Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake 952-492-3393 Minneapolis S.W. KOA 3315 166th St. W., Jordan 952-492-6440 MN Valley Trail State Park/Recreation Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400


FOOD The Taste of Shakopee is an annual community event that showcases the tastiest local culinary delights. (File photo)

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hether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a casual place to sip a drink or a chance to try something new, Shakopee has the cuisine you need. The downtown area is home to local restaurants and bars featuring foods from a wide range of cultures. It’s easy to find authentic Irish, Mexican, Honduran, Indian and Southeast Asian fare throughout the city. Shakopee is also home to a number of authentic Hispanic grocers and markets, allowing residents of all backgrounds to pick up ingredients that may not be commonly carried at big box grocers. The city has several major dining hubs, the latest of which has emerged in the Southbridge neighborhood. The last year has brought a Smashburger, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Five Guys and more into the neighborhood. Southbridge is the area with the most new residential spaces, said city Economic Development Coordinator Samantha DiMaggio. “When you look at that area, that’s where a lot of the houses are being built, so that’s where the restaurants want to go,” she said. City residents turn out in hordes for outdoor festivals with vendors and food trucks. The Taste of Shakopee was moved from Huber Park directly into downtown this year, but still saw wide participation with something for everybody’s palate.

“I think the concept is right. There’s nothing like this in town. We’re going to be exposed to all the traffic entering and exiting downtown. I think people will stop in.” — Derek Sivula, general manager of O’Brien’s Public House, on opening an Irish pub in downtown Shakopee

FARMERS MARKET Shakopee Farmers Market Intersection of County Rd. 101 & Marschall Rd., Shakopee The Shakopee Farmers Market features produce, homemade honey, baked goods and handcrafted items. Call Sheila Stanton at 612-226-5348.


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ABOVE: Members of the Shakopee City Council and staff break ground on the new $8.5 million city hall being built adjacent to the Shakopee Police station on Gorman Street. The new structure will be completed in 2017. RIGHT: Shakopee Police Officer Michelle Schmidt makes a mock arrest at Night to Unite last summer. (File photos)

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hakopee has been the center of government in Scott County since 1853. The city plays host to the Scott County Government Center, and in 2016 construction began on a new city hall that will put all municipal services on one campus. The Shakopee City Council approved construction of the $8.5 million city hall in April, and over the summer construction has been ongoing on the lot adjacent to the Shakopee Police Station and across from Shakopee Public Works on Gorman Street. City Administrator Bill Reynolds said the new facility will allow the city to house all its 130 full-time personnel under one campus and streamline workflow with unique features such as an internal stairwell. “It all goes to customer service,” Reynolds said. His vision for the new city hall is one in which citizens can quickly and conveniently be directed to the proper department to avoid logjams commonly associated with bureaucracy. The City Council approved the project on the basis that they would not have to raise taxes. Mayor Bill Mars said undertaking the project without an extra charge to citizens “speaks volumes” to how the city is run. Shakopee is a “Plan A” city, meaning it operates on a weak mayor-council plan; this means that administrative and legislative authority comes from the council unless the council has created an independent board. The mayor and four council members are elected from citizens; each has one vote on the council and represent the entire city.

“We’ve been talking about this for a while, and here we are in 2016 breaking ground. We look forward to serving the community in this building for 30 to 40 years.” — Shakopee Mayor Bill Mars, breaking ground at the new city hall building

Shakopee is the county seat for Scott County and hosts the county’s administrative offices, courthouse and jail. In the Minnesota Legislature, Shakopee sits in State Senate District 55 and State House of Representative District 55A. The city is part of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, a seat being vacated at the end of 2016 by retiring Republican John Kline.


GOVERNMENT

CITY OF

SHAKOPEE CITY HALL

SHAKOPEE

129 S. Holmes St. 952-233-9300

administration@shakopeemn.gov www.shakopeemn.gov TTY: 952-233-3837

952-233-9300

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Police and fire emergency Police (non-emergency) Police (general information) Fire (general information) Shakopee Police Tip Line Water and sewer billing Animal control If no answer, call Parks & Recreation/Community Center Scott County Sheriff Chamber of Commerce MVTA Transit

911 952-445-1411 952-233-9400 952-233-9570 952-233-9499 952-445-1988 952-894-9065 952-233-9300 952-233-9500 952-496-8300 952-445-1660 952-496-8341

SHAKOPEE CITY COUNCIL The mayor and councilors serve as the City Council. Beginning in 2016, all terms are four years. City elections are held in even-numbered years.

BILL MARS

MATT LEHMAN

MIKE LUCE

KATHI MOCOL

JAY WHITING

Mayor wmars@ShakopeeMN.gov

Council member mattlehmansr@comcast.net

Council member mluce@ShakopeeMN.gov

Council member kmocol@ShakopeeMN.gov

Council member jaywhtng@aol.com

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

CITY DEPARTMENTS City Administrator Bill Reynolds 952-233-9300 administration@ShakopeeMN.gov

952-233-9570 firesafety@ShakopeeMN.gov

952-233-9400 police@ShakopeeMN.gov

Parks & Recreation Director Jamie Polley 952-233-9500 parks@ShakopeeMN.gov

Public Works Director/City Engineer Bruce Loney 952-233-9550 publicworks@ShakopeeMN.gov engineering@ShakopeeMN.gov

Finance Director Darin Nelson 952-233-9300 finance@ShakopeeMN.gov

Planning & Development Director Michael Kerski 952-233-9300 planning@ShakopeeMN.gov building@ShakopeeMN.gov

Fire Chief Rick Coleman

Police Chief Jeff Tate

UTILITIES Shakopee Public Utilities Commission 255 Sarazin St. 952-445-1988

The Shakopee Public Utility Commission is appointed by the City Council but operates independently of the council. Republic Services (Trash Collection) 952-941-5174 www.republicservices.com/site/ minnesota Republic Services provides residential garbage, recycling, bulkitem pickup and yard waste services for the city of Shakopee.

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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS The city of Shakopee has several commissions and boards, including: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Park and Recreation Advisory Board, Police Civil Service Commission, Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments and Appeals. First & Third Tuesday: Shakopee City Council/Economic Development Authority 7 p.m., Council Chambers First Thursday: Shakopee Planning Commission/BOAA 7 p.m., Council Chambers Second Monday: Shakopee Park and Recreation Advisory Board 7 p.m, City Hall Second Wednesday: Economic Development Advisory Committee 7 p.m., Council Chambers Fourth Tuesday: Bicycle Advisory Committee 7 p.m., Council Chambers

ORDINANCES For additional information about other ordinances, call the city offices at 952-233-9300 or visit www.ShakopeeMN.gov.

Peddlers & Solicitors Peddlers and solicitors licenses are required, except for charitable, religious, educational and political organizations registered with the MN Secretary of State. Applicants should apply for a license at least 10 days before planning to use it. There is a license and/or background check fee. Contact the City Clerk for details at 952-233-9300. Winter Parking During the winter season, no parking is allowed on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m. with the exception of calendar parking in central Shakopee. Visit www.ShakopeeMN.gov/parking for details. Summer Lawn Watering Summer lawn watering bans and limitations apply from May 1 through Oct. 1. Lawn sprinkling is on an “odd-even” basis, with no sprinkling from noon to 5 p.m. Call the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission for more information at 952-445-1988. Dog Licenses Dogs over six months of age must be licensed with the city. A dog license is good for one year. Licenses are available at the Community Center or online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/petsandanimals. Permits The city issues several permits, including building, fence and open burning permits. Learn more at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/licensesandpermits.

Power for a brighter tomorrow. Conservation begins with us, relies on you and benefits all.

255 Sarazin Street • PO Box 470 Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.1988 • spucweb.com Office hours: Mon. thru Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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SCOTT COUNTY 952-445-7750

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

TTY/TDD : 952-496-8170 www.scottcountymn.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

EMERGENCY 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

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

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GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8438 jhentges@co.scott.mn.us

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 Pvt. Brent Weaving of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry spent nearly four hours flying, and occasionally saluting, the American and POW/MIA flags on Spencer Street overlooking Highway 169 last Veterans Day. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8240 rhocevar@co.scott.mn.us

County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8346 twiniecki@co.scott.mn.us

Customer Service 952-496-8150 Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 scelections@co.scott.mn.us 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

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 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.

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT 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. Senate District 55 DFL Chair Phillip Young addresses a precinct group at Shakopee High School during the 2016 caucus. (Photo by Amanda McKnight) Finance Kevin Ellsworth 952-496-8386 kellsworth@co.scott.mn.us Information Technology Greg Sorensen 952-445-7750 gsorensen@co.scott.mn.us Parks & Trails Patricia Freeman 952-496-8752 pfreeman@co.scott.mn.us Planning & Zoning Brad Davis 952-496-8654 bdavis@co.scott.mn.us Public Health Lisa Brodsky 952-496-8555 lbrodsky@co.scott.mn.us Sheriff Luke Hennen 952-496-8300 lhennen@co.scott.mn.us Surveyor James Hentges 952-496-8362 jhentges@co.scott.mn.us

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

LIBRARIES Shakopee Branch Library 235 S. Lewis St., Shakopee 952-233-9590 www.scott.lib.mn.us The Shakopee Branch Library is part of the Scott County Library System, which allows library card-holders access to libraries in seven communities, including Belle Plaine, Prior Lake, Elko New Market, New Prague, Savage and Jordan. 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

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

Lower Minnesota River Watershed District 952-856-5880 www.watersheddistrict.org Meetings are the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall.

LICENSES & DOCUMENTS DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 www.co.scott.mn.us Prior Lake License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Jordan Government Center 210 E. 1st St., Jordan 952-492-6330 DRIVER’S LICENSE RENEWALS See above list or visit www.mvrenewal.state.mn.us. DRIVER’S EXAMS Road test appointments/scheduling 651-284-1000

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GOVERNMENT

Children, parents and caregivers decked out in red, white and blue march around the area near Lions Park each year for the annual Happy Birthday America parade, sponsored by Shakopee Parks and Recreation. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

MN Driver’s License Exam Station 418 Pine St., Chaska 952-448-3740 LIQUOR & TOBACCO LICENSES City of Shakopee 129 S. Holmes St. 952-233-9300 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

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Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Sporting goods and convenience stores also sell these licenses. BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE LICENSES & CERTIFICATES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Elko New Market Service Center 110 J. Roberts Way, Elko New Market 952-496-8337 Birth, death, marriage licenses available. No passports or driver’s license renewals — only driver license change of address.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Room 300, Shakopee 952-445-7751 Carver-Scott Crisis Program 952-442-7601 (24 hours) Child Care Assistance 952-496-8686 Child Support Enforcement 952-496-8183 Financial Assistance 952-496-8686

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

TRANSPORTATION Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) provides public transit


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Former Mayor Brad Tabke (left) chatted with Shakopee Mayor Bill Mars just before Mars took the oath of office at City Hall. (Photo by Amanda McKnight) service to the city of Shakopee, as well as Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount and Savage. MVTA offers circulator and commuter bus service. For more information, visit www.mvta.com. Dial-A-Ride/SmartLink Transit This is a shared-ride transit service, provided by SmartLink Transit, and is available only by reservation. By request, the driver can assist to/ from the outside door of a rider’s home to the first door of his or her destination. All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Rides are available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays but reservations must be made in advance by calling 952-496-8341. Fares are based on distance. For more information, visit www.smartlinktransit.com/ dialaride. Land to Air Express Land to Air Express provides transportation from Shakopee to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The scheduled shuttle service departs the Marschall Road Transit Station several times daily. It includes

The Shakopee Veterans Honor Guard offered a salute to the dead of all wars at its Memorial Day ceremony. (Photo by Pat Minelli) free parking. Learn more at www. landtoairexpress.com/shakopeeexpress-service. Shakopee/Prior Lake Minneapolis Express (formerly BlueXpress) MVTA’s express service transports commuters to and from downtown Minneapolis, Monday through Friday. Routes 490 and 493 are morning and afternoon commutes. Routes 491 and 492 are reverse commutes. Local Circulator 496 952-882-7500 www.mvta.com/routes/496 Express Service 490, 493 952-882-7500 www.mvta.com/routes/490 PARK & RIDES Southbridge Crossings Park & Ride County Rd. 18 and Highway 169 Routes: 490, 491, 492 Eagle Creek Park & Ride County Rds. 16 & 21 (near Eagle Creek Elementary) Routes: 490, 491, 492

Marchall Road Transit Station 1615 Weston Court, at County Rds. 16 & 17 Routes: 490, 493, 496 (community circulator), SmartLink

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Shakopee Post Office 135 S. Sommerville St. 800-275-8777 www.usps.com Service counter hours are weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.

VOTER INFORMATION 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 or write: Scott County Elections 200 W. Fourth Ave.,

Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-8560 POLL LOCATIONS Shakopee Precinct 1 Shakopee Junior High School 200 10th Ave. E. Precinct 2 Central Family Center 235 5th Ave. E. Precinct 3 Fire Station No. 1 2700 Vierling Dr. E. Precinct 4 Red Oak Elementary School 7700 Old Carriage Court Precinct 5 Youth Building at Lions Park 1099 Adams St. Precinct 6 Community Center 1255 Fuller St. Precinct 7 First Presbyterian Church 909 Marschall Rd S. 2016 - 2017 | shakopeenews.com

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GOVERNMENT Precinct 8 Shakopee Police Station 475 Gorman St. Precinct 9 Faith Lutheran Church 150 130th St. W. Precinct 10 Shakopee Area Catholic School 2700 17th Ave. E. Precinct 11 Cross of Peace Lutheran Church 1506 Wood Duck Trail Precinct 12A Eagle Creek Elementary School 6855 Woodward Ave. Precinct 12B Eagle Creek Elementary School 6855 Woodward Ave. Precinct 13 Cross of Peace Lutheran Church 1506 Wood Duck Trail Jackson Township Jackson Town Hall 1091 130th St. W. Louisville Township Marystown Parish Center 15850 Marystown Rd. SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS 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 Township Hall 1091 130th St. W. Savage Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Prior Lake Precinct 4 Friendship Church 1774 Fairlawn Ave.

A Shakopee voter casts a ballot in last year’s local election. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

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GOVERNMENT STATE OF MINNESOTA SENATE 651-296-0504 | www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

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

Mike Enright, a journeyman line worker with Shakopee Public Utilities, practices the Hurtman Rescue in preparation for last year’s Lineworkers Rodeo. (File photo) BOB LOONAN (R-55A)* 651-296-8872 rep.bob.loonan@house.mn

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

UNITED STATES U.S. SENATE

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

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

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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

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SHAKOPEE: BEST OF ALL WORLDS

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elcome to the city of Shakopee! We’re so glad you’ve chosen to make our community your home. It is a great place with the best of all worlds: affordable housing, diverse job opportunities, great medical care, excellent parks and recreation opportunities, easy access and the small-town feel unique to a community with a 150year history. The city enjoys a strong economic base with a variety of employers. We’ve recently welcomed several new businesses including Amazon, Warners’ Stellian and AmeriSource Bergen. These diverse employers provide many opportunities for residents to live where they work. As Shakopee continues to grow, our dining and shopping options are also expanding. We look forward to the construction of a new movie theater and potential new grocery store. The city has many locally owned businesses that show extraordinary commitment to our community. For recreation, you’re sure to find more than enough to do. In addition to Minnesota’s largest amusement park (Valleyfair) and horse racing track (Canterbury Park), we have an extensive park system with 32 parks on 920 acres. You’ll find a little of everything in our parks: an 18-hole disc golf course, dog park, outdoor aquatic park, amphitheater, picnic shelters, nature trails and much more. Plus, our Parks and Recreation Department plans dozens of community events throughout the year, such as movies in the park and a Halloween-themed 5K. Also, the city is looking forward to opening its new ice arena and expanded community center in 2016-17. The new, two-rink ice arena is a year-round facility catering to skaters of all ages. Next door,

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Mayor Bill Mars (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

the Shakopee Community Center is also undergoing an extensive remodeling project that includes a new fitness center, indoor playground, senior lounge, community rental spaces, drop-in daycare and indoor aquatic park. This will be a great amenity for all Shakopee residents! Founded in 1857, Shakopee has a long history, which is visible in our downtown. The historic downtown is currently undergoing a revitalization thanks to the Main Street Shakopee program. This program supports initiatives that increase

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traffic to our downtown including events and community art. If you haven’t checked out the Holmes Street tunnel mural, be sure to do so. Even better, ride down on your bike and check out the Minnesota Valley State Trail. Also, I’d be remiss not to mention our many community and nonprofit organizations. From service organizations to groups promoting diversity, we have so many generous individuals helping make our community a better place for all. City staff are proud of our community and dedicated to providing

the highest quality of public services. We pride ourselves on being open and responsive, so give us call, stop by our buildings or check out the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov. It has a ton of great resources to assist city residents in locating the information they need. You can also sign up for email updates to keep informed of the latest developments. We hope you enjoy living in Shakopee! William Mars Mayor of Shakopee


BELOW: A young girl plays with her mom’s phone while her mom and dad participate in the 2016 caucus process at Shakopee High School.

ABOVE: Shakopee is home to all walks of life. Last summer, the Minnesota Furs held a gathering at the local movie theater to watch the movie “Zootopia.”

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ABOVE: A princess and her friend head to their carriage — the school bus — on the last day of the 2015-16 school year.

SHAKOPEE LEFT: The Fandazzi Fire Circus performs at the Minnesota per Renaissance Festival. Re BELOW: The Shakopee School District offers a fulltime preschool program.

ABOVE: The Shakopee High School class of 2016 waits to be seated after all the graduates file into the Grace Church auditorium.

File photos

RIGHT: Camiryn Carlson waves es to parade-goers during the annual Happy Birthday America parade in Shakopee.


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A cyclist rides along the Minnesota River Valley Trail in Shakopee. The trail runs 14 miles along the Minnesota River and is managed by the state. (File photo)

CITY PROMOTES ACTIVE LIFESTYLE, HEALTHIER EATING S

hakopee has taken great strides in the last decade to become a city that is more walkable and bikeable for its residents, with zoning priorities that attempt to link neighborhoods to parks and business hubs with sidewalks and trails. With a network of walking and biking trails that expands for more than 60 miles and links to some 920 acres of park land within the city of Shakopee, there’s always an opportunity to get out and get your heart rate up with some cardio. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department holds an annual Wheelies Bike Event in June at Huber Park that includes a police surplus bike auction, door prizes, free refreshments and snacks, kids’ trike and training-wheel races, bike registration, safety and educational handouts, and a helmet giveaway by Allina Health. Paul’s Bicycle Shop owner Paul Ruthenbeck said Shakopee is still not a hub for urban cycling, but changes to city planning have helped create a more robust biking community. “I think the bike friendly part of downtown is getting a lot better,” he said. Ruthenbeck said the best area for a road ride is the Minnesota River Valley State trail, which follows the water 14 miles into Bloomington. This June, Mainstreet Shakopee and the Chamber and Visitors Bureau threw the city’s first “Open Streets” festival, which promotes locally sourced food and active lifestyles in the community. The event included a local artisans market, which allowed Shakopee farmers to sell their fares close to home. A number of dental, chiropractic, eye and medical clin-

“People are used to our pumpkins, but they’re not used to thinking they can get fresh produce here from July through the fall.” — Peter Marshall, operator of Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn on Old Brick Yard Road in Shakopee, on buying local, healthy food

ics — including St. Francis Regional Medical Center — can be found in Shakopee. St. Francis serves as a major area medical hub where patients can receive hospital care, emergency help, birthing services and specialty care. Some of the medical center’s specialty care includes advanced dermatology, diabetes education, orthopedics, urology, oncology and sleep diagnostics. St. Francis Medical Center is especially known for its Cancer Care Center. When it comes to mental health care options, Shakopee is home to several private practices along with a variety of support groups, many of which are held at or hosted by St. Francis Medical Center. From cancer and heart disease support groups to parent resource classes and fitness clubs, there is something for everyone in Shakopee.


HEALTH HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSPITALS St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 www.stfrancis-shakopee.com Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 www.fairview.org Mayo Clinic Health Systems 301 Second St. N.E., New Prague 952-758-4431 www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org MEDICAL CLINICS Allina Medical Clinic Shakopee 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535

Shakopee 952-496-6700 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 Quello Clinic Ltd. 6350 143rd St., Savage Medical Building, Savage 952-428-0200

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

Nicole Bladow, Niki Hofslien and Abbi Fern, all of Shakopee, had fun dancing during a Zumba activity during the Relay for Life. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock)

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Julie Konop, DDS Dr. Konop, DDS is the proud new owner of Bliss Family Dental in Prior Lake. She will carry on the tradition of offering quality dental care in a peaceful comfortable environment. Practicing dentistry for over 17 years, Dr. Konop enjoys taking classes in continuing dental education. Her priority is to offer state-of-the-art dental treatment for patients of all ages.

Quality Dental Care For Your Entire Family Cleanings • Preventative Exams • Digital X-Ray Cosmetic & Restorative Procedures Including Restoration of Dental Implants Custom fit Sports Mouthguards

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Chiropractic care for your whole happy, healthy family Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic 4201 Dean Lakes Blvd • Suite #140 • Shakopee • 952-402-9355 Off of Hwy 169 and Canterbury Rd • Across from Lowe’s

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

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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 of fered 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 midMay and ran until early fall. The resorts remained popular tourist destinations until after World War II, when visitors began heading for northern Minnesota instead. Another natural wonder –

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Exhibit visitors can take photos in an original car from Valleyfair’s High Roller. (Photos by Amanda McKnight)

The exhibit pays homage to city festivals throughout the years. 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 oper-

ated 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 in September 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 St. S. in Shakopee. For more information, call us at 952-445-0378 or visit us online at www.scottcountyhistory.org.


The City of Shakopee provides high-quality services for a growing community.

How can we help you today? Public Safety | Permits & Licensing | Infrastructure | Parks & Recreation Building Inspections, Planning & Zoning | Natural Resources New to the city? Pick up a Welcome Brochure at City Hall or call (952) 233-9300.

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LEISURE

Ibrahim Abdi punches through a board at the International Festival put on by the Shakopee Diversity Alliance at Huber Park in May. (File photo)

PARKS PERFECT FOR PLAYING AND PUTZING S

hakopee has about 920 acres of designated park and open space areas, but how active you want to be when you get there is up to you. The city of Shakopee, Scott County, the Three Rivers Park District and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources all manage park spaces within city limits. Last summer, a new gaming trend helped give Shakopee parks a boost in attendance and had many families venturing out of their neighborhoods to see what the city has to offer. Brenda Kostelac has lived in Shakopee for five years, but it wasn’t until her son downloaded Pokemon Go, a game that puts digital creatures in physical public settings, that they began going to all the city parks to catch as many digital critters as possible. “They get to know Shakopee,” Kostelac said. “They might be looking at their phones, but they’re looking at them outside while they’re moving.” Shakopee’s parks continue to play host to large public events, such as the Shakopee Diversity Alliance International Festival, which took over Huber Park in July. The festival celebrated the many backgrounds of Shakopee residents with traditional music and food from across the globe.

The Carver Scott Humane Society hosts the Walk/Run Fur Love each year in Shakopee. (File photo)

“I’ve never seen so many in Shakopee, my home town, come together and participate in one activity, and it’s really cool.” — Maison Haffie, Shakopee resident on Pokemon Go’s impact on park attendance last summer

Lions Park also hosted a large community event this year, when Relay for Life was moved there due to construction at the high school. Lions Park is home to the city’s disc golf course and the SandVenture water park, complete with a 300-foot water slide. The Shakopee Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes, clubs and activities to keep residents of all ages moving and interacting with their neighbors.


LEISURE

Esperanza is a program that helps Shakopee children of all backgrounds stay active and engaged by providing transportation to athletic and academic outlets throughout the summer. (File photo)

YOUTH SPORTS Boys Baseball Association www.shakopeeyouthbaseball.com Boys Basketball Association www.shakopeeboysbasketball.com Girls Basketball Association www.shakopeebasketball.com Football Association www.shakopeefootball.com Hockey Association www.shakopeehockey.com LaCrosse Association www.shakopee.lacrosse.com Girls Softball Association www.shakopeegirlssoftball.com Shakopee Soccer Association www.shakopeesoccer.com Tennis Association www.shakopeetennis.org

Volleyball www.shakopeevolleyballassociation.com Mat Club (Wrestling) www.shakopeewrestling.com

ADULT SPORTS Shakopee Coyotes Baseball Team www.coyotesbaseball.org Shakopee Indians Baseball Team www.mnbaseball.org/team/shakopeeindians Co-Rec Softball 952-233-9500 Men’s Softball 952-233-9500 Women’s Softball Association 952-233-9500 Co-Rec Volleyball 952-233-9500

Women’s Volleyball 952-233-9500

Great Scott Cycling Club www.greatscottcycling.com

Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team www.splwsa.org

Healthy Communities Coalition of Scott County 952-496-8758

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Carver/Scott Master Gardeners www.carverscottmastergardeners. org Ducks Unlimited www.ducks.org Fraternal Order of Eagles #4120 www.foe.com Friends of the Minnesota Valley www.friendsofmnvalley.org Friends of the Shakopee Library 952-445-3111

Home Educators for Excellence www.hedfex.org Jaycees www.shakopeejaycees.com Knights of Columbus 952-445-5555 LaLeche League www.lalecheleague.org Landing Volunteers 763-694-7784 League of Women Voters www.lwvmn.org Lions Club, Shakopee Valley www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/shakopee

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Brent Cooper, an arborist for 16 years, measures tree vitality in Shakopee. (File photo) Marine Corps League 952-447-1683

Pheasants Forever of Scott County www.pheasantsforever.org

Scott County Fair Board www.scottcountyfair.com

Toastmasters www.toastmasters.org

MN Deer Hunters AssociationMN River Valley Chapter www.mndeerhunters.com

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

Scott County Historical Society/ Stans Museum www.scottcountyhistory.org

Toastmasters — Midday Mumblers www.middaymumblers.org

Shakopee Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau www.shakopee.org

U of M Extension – Scott County www.extension.umn.edu

MN Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary www.arboretum.umn.edu MN Valley Riders Saddle Club www.mvrsc.org

Rotary Club of Shakopee www.shakopeerotary.org River Valley Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club www.rvtb.org

Shakopee Derby Days www.shakopeederbydays.com

VFW Post #4046 952-445-7912

MN Waterfowl Association www.mnwaterfowl.com

Sandcreek Gray Beards (National Wild Turkey Federation) www.nwtf.org

Shakopee Heritage Society www.shakopeeheritage.org

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 952-445-1785

Scott-Carver Threshers www.scottcarverthreshers.org

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

Newcomers Club of the SW Suburbs www.NewcomersMN.com

Shakopee American Legion 952-445-5253

Shakopee MOMS Club www.momsclub.org

Shakopee American Legion Auxiliary 952-445-0634

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

Camp Kici-Yapi w w w.ym c amn .org /c amps/day_ camp_kici_yapi

St. Francis Auxiliary & Volunteers 952-428-2065

Burnsville YMCA www.ymcatwincities.org

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

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


● Weddings

● Proms

● Class Reunions ● Fundraisers ● Banquets

www.chaskacommunitycenter.com

Hannah Hallahan 952-227-7912

Chaska Community Center

Includes: *On-Site Catering *Seating for 300 *Outdoor Patio *Quality Sound & Lighting *Wood Dance Floor

1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

● Birthday Parties ● Room Rentals ● Pool ● Gyms ● Two Ice Arenas www.chaskacommunitycenter.com

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Chaska Curling Center 3210 Chaska Boulevard, Chaska, MN 55318

• Group/Corporate Curling & Parties • Junior Curling • Learn to Curl Classes • 15 Different Leagues www.chaskacurlingcenter.com Jeff Isaacson 952- 227-2475

3210 Chaska Boulevard Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-6794

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


LEISURE 4-H CLUBS

JCI Shakopee aims to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. Members ages 18-40 grow through programs and services within the local community.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES • Adopt a Highway • Derby Days Events • Kids Holiday Festivals • Resume and Interviewing Skills • Taste of Shakopee

• Pumpkins in the Park • Individual Growth through personal scholarships • Personal Growth through Community Service • Fundraising

Join us the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at 121 Lewis St S. Shakopee, MN www.shakopeejaycees.com

952-403-6758

U of M Extension – Scott County www.extension.umn.edu The U of M Extension also oversees the 4-H programs in Scott County and can provide information about both the program and existing clubs in the community. Boy Scouts of America Northern Star Council www.northernstarbsa.org Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys www.girlscoutsrv.org

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

River Valley Theatre Company www.rivervalleytheatrecompany. com South Metro Chorale www.southmetrochorale.org South of the River Community Band www.southoftheriverband.org The Valley Jazz Big Band 952-556-3536 STUDIO ARTS Minnesota Watercolor Society www.minnesotawatercolors.com Upper Midwest Bead Society www.umbs.org

PERFORMING ARTS Dakota Valley Symphony www.dakotavalleysymphony.org Prior Lake Players www.plplayers.org

BURN.BUILD.BOOST. We know what it takes to get our members real fitness results. Our 10-week proven program combines high-intensity cardio kickboxing with dynamic strength training and nutrition coaching to burn fat, build lean muscle and boost confidence and energy. In 10 weeks you’ll look and feel like a brand new you!

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Kids frolic in the streets of downtown Shakopee during the Shakopee Fire Department’s annual splash pad day. (File photo)

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hakopee’s growth continued in 2016, as the Metropolitan Council estimates put the city south of the river at more than 40,000 residents. With a developing and diversifying population, Shakopee is rising to the challenge of making all feel welcome. An excellent example is Julifest, a celebration at the end of July thrown each summer by St. Mark’s Parish. The name “Julifest” comes from the German word for July, “Juli.” The festival was originally a celebration of the parish’s German roots. As Shakopee has grown, so has its population of Mexican and Central-Americans, a large Catholic group. The festival has expanded, too. Now a night each year is dedicated to Hispanic celebrations. “I’m very impressed by the energy in the community through the variety of cultures, all united through their faith,” said Father Michael Daly, a priest newly assigned to the parish. A Friday night dedicated to Mexican dances and food precedes a night of polka dancing and traditional German and Irish celebrations, representing three of the primary ethnic groups within Shakopee. The city’s public and private schools provide the community with several strong educational options. The Shakopee Public School District serves around 7,500 students from throughout Scott County. This year, Shakopee High School began a $102 million expansion to double the size of the building. Construction remains ongoing on the new Community

Couples line up to walk the Grand March at Shakopee’s Prom. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

“The word community holds it all for all of us.” — Shakopee Mayor Bill Mars breaking ground on the Community Center expansion project last April

Center, which should be completed by June 2017 and will include a number of activities for Shakopee’s youth and elders. The Enigma Teen Center will be back and better than ever, and fitness and other activities geared toward senior citizens are planned.


LIVING SHAKOPEE ISD 720 The Shakopee School District serves more than 7,400 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 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 6 p.m. at the District Office board room at 1200 Shakopee Town Square. Reggie Bowerman Chairperson rbowerman@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Tony Pass Director tpass@shakopee.k12.mn.us FACILITIES Shakopee High School 100 17th Ave. W. 952-496-5152

Scott Swanson Vice Chairperson sswanson@shakopee.k12.mn.us

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

Angela Tucker Clerk atucker@shakopee.k12.mn.us

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

Matt McKeand Treasurer mmckeand@shakopee.k12.mn.us

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

Mary Romansky Director mromansky@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Eagle Creek Elementary School 6855 Woodward Ave. 952-496-5922

Shawn Hallett Director shallett@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Jackson Elementary School 1601 Lusitano St. 952-496-5802

Red Oak Elementary School 7700 Old Carriage Ct. 952-496-5952 Sun Path Elementary School 2250 17th Ave. E. 952-496-5892 Sweeney Elementary School 1001 Adams St. S. 952-496-5832 Stepping Stones Preschool 505 Holmes St. S. 952-496-5029 Central Family Center/ Community Education 505 S. Holmes St. S. 952-496-5029 Tokata Learning Center 1110 Shakopee Town Square 952-496-5982 FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Message Center 952-496-5000

Outstanding preschool education in a safe, loving, caring fun environment! High-quality instruction provided by licensed early childhood teachers Daily opportunities for enrichment and intervention as determined by individual student needs Rigorous curriculum that is aligned to state early learning standards and district kindergarten standards Supportive and caring environment that supports the development of the whole child Balanced instructional approach that includes developmentally appropriate activities, including play-based learning Daily opportunities to explore innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts We are thrilled to offer high-quality, four-star Parent Aware rated early childhood programming for Shakopee’s youngest learners at Central Family Center. We have classes and programs to fit every family’s needs and schedule. Children who attend Stepping Stones Preschool, including our Full-Day Fours program, have the opportunity to participate in fun yet rigorous programming that supports academic and social development to ensure all children are ready for kindergarten.

Enrolling and participating families may be eligible for state early learning scholarships. For more information on this scholarship program, contact Think Small at 651-641-6604. Think Small does not accept emailed or faxed applications. Applications must be mailed to: State Scholarship, 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117. Families who have an annual income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guideline are eligible for this scholarship.

Central Family Center 505 Holmes St. South, Shakopee 952-496-5013 • www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/comed

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LIVING Emergency Information Line 952-496-5088 Dr. Rod Thompson Superintendent 952-496-5005 Dr. John Bezek Assistant Superintendent 952-496-5003

OTHER AREA SCHOOLS Shakopee Area Catholic School (SACS) Grades Pre-K through 8th 2700 17th Ave. E., Shakopee 952-445-3387 www.sacsschools.org Scott Breimhorst, Principal Shakopee Area Catholic School is a pre-K through 8th grade school. It is accredited through MNSAA and NAEYC and provides students with a small school community feeling and an outstanding academic foundation. The school’s

mission statement is: “SACS nurtures the body, mind, and soul of each child. We develop morally responsible leaders through rigorous, innovative academics in a welcoming and faith-filled Catholic community.” Children of all faiths are welcome. YMCA before/after school care is available. Living Hope Lutheran Church and School Grades Pre-K through 4th 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 learn-

Aisha Guled, an eighth-grader at Shakopee West Junior High, looks into a pair of Google goggles. (Photo by Amanda McKnight) ing 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.

• Our average class size is 18 students. • Our students perform well above average in reading, math and science in state and national tests. • We help students develop and maintain a love of learning. • We have a very involved parent community. • The individual attention given to each student helps them succeed and grow in our academically rigorous school. • Our dedicated and professional staff promotes growth in faith, self-respect and to be a person of strong moral character. • We encourage all of our students to succeed and grow into the person God intended them to be.

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Shakopee High School robotics team members Will Rice (left) and Lyle Nagel demonstrate their creations inside the Amazon fulfillment center. (Photo by Amanda McKnight) The Cat in the Hat (Chuck Berg) greets first-graders entering Shakopee High School for the 10th annual Shakopee Celebrates Reading event in April. (File photo)

Holy Family Catholic High School Grades 9th through 12th 8101 Kochia Ln., Victoria 952-443-4659 www.hfchs.org Kathleen Brown, President/Principal

This Lasallian co-educational school is committed to helping young men and women realize their academic and spiritual potentials. The school also provides a full program of interscholastic athletics and ex tracurricular

KNOW & OBEY SCHOOL BUS LAWS If you fail to stop for a school bus with RED LIGHTS FLASHING & STOP ARM EXTENDED it is chargeable as a gross misdemeanor punishable by a $3,000.00 fine and/or one year in jail.

CAUTION: The majority of children killed in pupil transportation are not killed on the bus, but OUTSIDE the bus. Many are struck by motorists who fail to stop for the flashing red lights and extended stop arm. This area around the stopped school bus is often referred to as the "DANGER ZONE." RED LIGHTS & STOP ARM

PRE-WARNING SIGNALS

A school bus driver activates the PRE-WARNING amber signals at least *100 feet before stopping. When the amber lights flash, you should immediately prepare to stop your vehicle.

You MUST STOP for a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended; this means that children are getting on or off the bus. Stop at least 20 feet from the bus and remain stopped until lights are turned off.

*If the speed limit is more than 35MPH the driver must give 300 ft. of warning.

STOP ARM AWARENESS Paid for by Palmer Bus Service, 730 W. 3rd, Shakopee, 445-1166

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LIVING

Bring this ad in when you enroll in February to receive 50% off the registration fee (new family only) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway speaks to Shakopee High School students as part of a special pep fest. (Photo by Amanda McKnight) activities, and is affiliated with the Minnesota River Conference. Financial aid and transportation are available. Southwest Christian High School Grades 9th through 12th 1981 Bavaria Rd., Chaska 952-556-0040 www.swchs.org Southwest students are challenged to think and live differently in the midst of postmodern culture. All subjects, from physics to physical education, are rigorously taught with a biblical worldview. Honors and AP classes, music and fine arts, 17 varsity sports and a wide variety of co-curricular activities are available. SWCHS also offers a robust financial aid program. To arrange a tour, call the Admissions Office. Prior Lake Christian Academy Grades Pre-K through 12th 5690 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake 952-447-7527 www.plca.priorlakebaptist.org 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. We are committed to creating lifelong learners who love God and seek to serve Him and others. The International School of Minnesota Grades Pre-K through 12th 6385 Beach Rd., Eden Prairie 952-918-1800 www.internationalschoolmn.com Christine Brinkman, Marketing and Admissions 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. 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.

Shakopee Area Catholic School nurtures the body,mind,and soul of each child.We develop morally responsible leaders through rigorous, innovative academics in a welcoming and faith-filled Catholic community. • Full-day/5-day: Jump into PreK (3-4 yr olds) and K-Readiness (4-5 yr olds) • Half-day Morning: 3-4 year olds (Tu/Th) and 4-5 year olds (M/W/F)

• YMCA Before/After School Care • Small School Community Feeling • Children of All Faiths Welcome • State Licensed and NAEYC Accredited with Challenging Curriculum and STEM Learning • Preschool – 8th grade

2700 17th Avenue East Shakopee,MN 55379 www.sacsschools.org

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LIVING SPECIAL PROGRAMS

AARP – American Association of Retired Persons 952-858-9040 www.aarp.org

Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative (MRVSEC) 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-567-8102 www.mrvsec.k12.mn.us Darren Kermes, Executive Director This co op erative of six area school districts provides services for students with special education needs. School districts included are Belle Plaine, Jordan, M ont gom er y- Lonsdale , N ew Prague, Prior Lake- Savage and Shakopee.

HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous 952-922-0880 www.aaminneapolis.org Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center 952-447-5683 www.alphaprc.com

American Cancer Society 651-225-8100 www.cancer.org American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities 952-835-3300 www.americanheart.org American Lung Association of MN 651-227-8014 www.lungusa.org American Red Cross – Twin Cities 612-871-7676 www.redcross.org/mn/minneapolis ARC – Greater Twin Cities 952-920-0855 www.arcgreatertwincities.org Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 651-789-2400 www.bigstwincities.org

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

Bridging, Inc. 952-888-1105 www.bridging.org Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program 952-442-7601 www.co.carver.mn.us

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

Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative 952-567-8100 www.cseced.org

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

Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553 www.carverscotths.org

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

Crisis Nursery 24-hour Hotline 763-591-0100

MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE

Heading Home Scott Carver 651-645-0676 www.scott-carver.headinghome minnesota.org

NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scott County 952-890-1669 www.nami.org Narcotics Anonymous www.naminnesota.org

At all Saints Senior Living, you'll benefit from tailored home care services offered in the privacy of your own apartment, Assisted Living, Memory Care or Enhanced Care.

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LIVING

Shakopee School Board Chair Reggie Bowerman officially opens the recently renovated Vaughan Field with the ceremonial ribbing-cutting. (Photo by Todd Abeln) Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN www.plannedparenthood.org/mnnd-sd RSVP – Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161 Scott-Carver Affordable Housing Coalition 952-402-9832 Scott County Licensed Family Daycare Association 952-334-7179 www.sclfcca.com

Atkinson Agency, Inc. 14180 Commerce Ave Ne Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 226-6999 natkinso@amfam.com

124 Lewis St S Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 496-2382 cswenson@amfam.com American Family Mutual Insurance Company, American Family Insurance Company, 6000 American Parkway, Madison WI 53783 006441—Rev. 11/15 © 2015

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Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. 952-496-2125 www.capagency.org Sexual Violence Center – Scott and Carver Counties 612-871-5111 (24 hours) www.sexualviolencecenter.org

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women (SVABW) 952-873-4214 www.southernvalleyalliance.org St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee 952-428-3000 www.stfrancis-shakopee.com St. Francis Regional Medical Center offers a number of support groups and services that are free or of low cost to the public. Their support groups focus on everything from infant loss to struggling with low vision to fighting diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. United Way 612-340-7400 www.unitedwaytwincities.org Welcome Neighbor 952-442-9000 www.welcomeneighbormn.com


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Shakopee Office 4121 Dean Lakes Blvd.

952-445-6400

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Donna & Curt Hammerberg 952-215-8933

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Cory Magnuson 952-500-0469

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The most productive agents. The best results. 60 years of local experience.

Mortgage Loan Officer

952-484-2319


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Shakopee Worship Directory ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH come grow with us Daily Mass Tuesday - Friday 8:00am

Communion Service Monday & Saturday 8:00am

Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00am

Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:30pm

4625 West 125th Street • Savage • 952.890.9465 • www.stjohns-savage.org

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To Know Christ and To Make Him Know

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School

952.445.1785

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 www.bllh.org

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Loving God • Uplifting People • Inspiring Hope • Growing Disciples

Church of St. Mark 350 Atwood St. S.

5 p.m. 7 p.m.

St. Mark Marystown

8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

St. Mary Marystown St. Mark St. Mark (Spanish) St. Mary

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. 1st Fri.

8 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m.

St. Mary St. Mary CEC/SACS St. Mary St. Mary CEC/SACS

Tue. Thu. Sat.

7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 8:30 a.m.

St. Mary St. Mary St. Mark Marystown Marystown

Church of St. Mary 535 Lewis St. S. St. Mary of the Purification 15850 Marystown Rd.

SHAKOPEE AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 952-445-3387 • www.sacsschools.org Shakopee Area Catholic School nurtures the body, mind, and soul of each child. We develop morally responsible leaders through rigorous, innovative academics in a welcoming and faith-filled Catholic community.

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DOWNTOWN SHAKOPEE Babe’s Place Babe’s is a great bar in downtown Shakopee! The prices are right and drinks are great! Happy Hour Mon.- Fri. • 4 to 7pm • Karaoke Wed-Sat-Sun • Meat Raffle Wed 6 PM • "FREE POOL" Mon Evenings

124 Holmes St. S, Shakopee (952) 445-8191

Screen Printing • Embroidery Jordan & Shakopee School Spirit Wear Baseball • Softball • Hockey Equipment Skate Sharpening • Under Armour Downtown Shakopee 952-445-3340 www.shakopeevalleysports.com 58

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Call about Special Events

• Happy Hours: 8am-10am • 12pm-1pm • 4pm-7pm $1.00 Off All Drinks • Electronic Dart Boards • Back room is free of charge for events • Bar Jenga every night • Wednesday night drop the disk • Thursday 4 to 6pm spin the wheel for free prizes • Meat raffle Fridays and Sundays • Glow in the dark Beer Pong Saturday 9pm Experience Sunday Funday at the Pullman

124 W. 1st Ave., Shakopee 952-445-1938

Full Service Jeweler Bridal •Repair •Custom Design Special Occasion Jewelry LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

108 First Ave. E Downtown Shakopee

Hours: M-F 10:00 - 5:30 Sat. 10:00 - 2:00

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For All Your Rental Needs

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Arnie’s Friendly Folks Club • • • •

Ice Cold Beer! Cocktails HAPPY HOUR Darts 2 FOR 1 BEERS Pull Tabs Mon-Fri 4pm - 6pm

952-445-7218

THE PERFORMANCE SHOP

Shakopee Fraternal Order of

EAGLES Appetizers Available

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Open To The Public

Gift Card Raffle

Pull Tabs

Every Friday 7:00 pm

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FREE Games on Saturday Nights with PRIZES Open Pool & Open Jukebox Saturdays 9 PM - 1 AM

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 10 am-Noon • 4-6 pm Sat & Sun 2-6 pm

Karaoke Every Friday Night

220 West Second Avenue, Shakopee • 445-4602

WIDE VARIETY OF BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

Classic Car Repair 4x4 Repair General Auto Repair

148 Sommerville Street Shakopee, MN 55379

952-496-2805

LIQUORS

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SALONS & SPAS Shakopee’s Leading Salon! Men & Womens Hairstyling Dimensional Haircolor Nail Services Skincare & Facials MODEL MAKEUP 952.445.5900 287 Marschall Rd., Suite 101 ONLY $29 www.thepearlsalon.com Shakopee, MN 55379

Your Full Service Hair Salon in Downtown Shakopee

265 First Ave, Shakopee

952-746-2525

DBJ • Cuts and Styles • Color Services (for men & women)

Open 7 Days!

• Bridal Parties & Make-Up DBJ Design House offers a full array of workroom services including: • Custom Drapery Panels • Roman Shades • Valances • Cornice Boards • Pillows • Cushions • Chair Pads

• Bedding • Headboards • Shower Curtains • Throws • Table Runners • Hunter Douglas Blinds and Shades

• Texturing and Smoothing Services • Wax Services • Extensions

952-403-6363 1659 17th Ave. E. • Shakopee, MN

952.445.5683 • Dbjdesignhouse.com

(Located between Target & Office Max, off 17th Ave & Marschall Rd)

Drapes By Janice | Est.1988

Hours: Mon–Thurs 10–8; Fri 10–7; Sat 8–4; Sun 11–4

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SMALL TOWN FEEL, BIG CITY VARIETY O

ver the past 20 years, Shakopee has seen enormous growth in both population and retailers seeking to serve residents here. And, as the city’s population has become increasingly diverse, so too have its businesses. The city has a multitude of “big box” retailers such as Target, Walmart, Cub Foods, Goodwill and Kohl’s. Residents were delighted to learn in 2016 that a new grocery option is on the horizon as Hy-Vee has announced it is constructing a supermarket on the west side of town. The downtown area has been preserved as a place for specialty retailers and unique businesses, giving it a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan feel. Shakopee Economic Development Coordinator Samantha DiMaggio said the city requires businesses have a retail element to be in the downtown. This helps the city keep a balance in its selection of shops. “Shakopee has done a great job of recruiting diversity; not only do we have big box stores, we have a healthy stable of independent businesses,” said Angie Whitcomb, president of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau. The Chamber of Commerce has about 300 member businesses, Whitcomb said. Each year, about 45 more add their

“I find new restaurants all the time that I didn’t even know were there.” — Shakopee Economic Development Coordinator Samantha DiMaggio on trying to keep up with new businesses in town

names to the list. The city added to its large roster of big corporations with a Shakopee location in 2016. Amazon has officially begun operations at its new shipment fulfillment center on Shenandoah Drive, and Milestone’s shipping center was recently completed across the street.

MARKETPLACE

Renee Plant, the manager of Valley Sports in downtown Shakopee, puts clothing racks on display outside on a nice summer afternoon. (File photo)


MARKETPLACE MEDIA LOCAL NEWSPAPERS Shakopee Valley News 327 Marschall Rd., P.O. Box 8, Shakopee 952-445-3333 www.shakopeenews.com Pat Minelli, Editor 952-345-6680 editor@shakopeenews.com Published weekly. Also publishes Southwest Saturday. METRO NEWSPAPERS Star Tribune 650 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis 612-673-4000 www.startribune.com Published daily. St. Paul Pioneer Press 345 Cedar St., St. Paul 651-222-1111 www.twincities.com Published daily.

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LOCAL RADIO KCHK Radio 1350 AM/ 95.5 FM 25821 Langford Ave., New Prague 952-758-2571 kchkradio.net

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Shakopee Chamber of Commerce 1801 East County Rd. 101, Shakopee 952-445-1660 www.shakopee.org SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce 7925 Stone Creek Dr., Suite 130, Chanhassen 952-474-3233 www.swmetrochamber.com

Santa and Mrs. Claus (Inessa Hansen) take a moment to pose on a motorcycle inside For the Journey, a store in downtown Shakopee. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)


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WE MAY BE SMALLER BUT WE TRY HARDER

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$200 Off any order over $1000 Not valid on previous orders Retail jobs only Must be presented at the time of estimate.

Floors To Go • shakopee Offer expires 12/31/16.

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COMPLETE AUTO SERVICE & REPAIR

Great selection and affordable prices on the tires you need!

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Your Local Water Professionals

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• Millwork-Crown, Casing and Base available in different Wood Species • Custom Cabinet Shop • Anderson Windows • Retail Lumber Yard for all your Building Materials Open - Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children excitedly peek in the window of For the Journey in downtown Shakopee, where Santa Claus had stopped for a visit. (Photo by Amanda McKnight)

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY ADVERTISING/PROMOTION

DENTAL

Big Fish Works

Bliss Family Dental

12925 Eagle Creek Parkway Savage, MN 55378 952-445-3333 www.bigfishworks.com

AUTOMOTIVE Kennedy Transmission 630 1st Ave E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-2633

Prior Lake Auto Collision 16111 Main Ave. S. E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-4259 www.PriorLakeCollision.com

CHIROPRACTIC CARE Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic 4201 Dean Lakes Parkway, #140 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-402-9355 www.happyhealthyfamilychiropractic.com

Sugar Creek Chiropractic 112 W. 2nd St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2722 www.sugarcreekchiro.com

Sutcliffe Chiropractic Center

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Eckart Dental

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

Clancy’s

Hwys. 282 & 169 Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2199 www.clancyspizza.com

Excelsior Family Dental

348 2nd St., #200 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-6515 www.excelsiorfamilydental.com

Edelweiss Bakery

16168 Main Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-440-2773 www.edelweissbakery.net

Jabs Family Dentistry 201 Meridian St. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6766 www.jabsdentistry.com

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

Jordan Dental Care

301 El Dorado Dr. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2021 www.jordandentalcare.com

Ovation Orthodontics

2634 Shadow Ln., #102 Chaska, MN 55318 952-937-0111 www.ovationorthodontics.com 7825 Terrey Pine Ct., #101 Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-937-0111 www.ovationorthodontics.com

Ovation Orthodontics

6060 Clearwater Dr., #230 Minnetonka, MN 55343 952-937-0111 www.ovationorthodontics.com

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DINING/FOOD

8116 Mallory Court Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-443-3368 www.chandent.com

DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL

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Chanhassen Family Dentistry

Ovation Orthodontics

169 Eldorado Drive Alphabet Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-5655 Junction www.alphabetjunctionchildcare.com

Radiance Dental

4792 Dakota St. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-3777 www.blissfamilydental.com

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530 Pond Promenade Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-974-3939 www.houlihans.com/my-houlihans/chanhassen

Miyabi

400 Water St., #100 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-855-4000 www.miyabimn.com

Pasta Zola

188 Pioneer Trail Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-8606 www.pastazola.com

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


MARKETPLACE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION Tempo Investment Advisors

HOME SERVICES

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Druk Upholstery

501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525 www.chanhassendt.com

Golden Ridge Stables

8315 190th St. W. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-469-4640 www.goldenridgestables.com

Lakeville Area Arts Center

20965 Holyoke Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 www.lakevilleareaartscenter.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 952-443-1400 www.arboretum.umn.edu

FINANCIAL Charter Bank

455 Pond Promenade Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-227-2265 www.charterbank.bank

Charter Bank

706 Walnut St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-2265 www.charterbank.bank

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

Klein Bank

7924 Victoria Dr., #211 Victoria, MN 55386 952-300-8836 www.tempo-investments.com

Voyageur Financial

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

Wings Finacial Credit Union 310 Hundertmark Rd. Chaska, MN 55318 952-997-8000, ext. 6121 www.wingsfinancial.com

Wings Financial Credit Union 574 Prairie Center Dr., #100 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-997-8000, ext. 6324 www.wingsfinancial.com

Wings Financial Credit Union 14411 Highway 13 Savage, MN 55378 952-997-8000, ext. 6104 www.wingsfinancial.com

FLORIST Shakopee Florist

409 1st Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-0868 www.shakopeeflorist.com

Gardeeer Inc.

572 Bavaria Ln. Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-5502 www.gardeneerlandscape.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

INSURANCE Oak Tree Insurance

FUNERAL/CREMATION

15870 Franklin Trl. S.E., #105A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-469-9261 www.oaktree-insurance.com

Bertas Funeral Home

Nick Atkinson Agency, Inc.

200 W. 3rd St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2137 www.bertasfh.com

16677 Duluth Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 888-553-4648 952-905-2640 952-361-0853 www.kleinbank.com

Kolden Funeral & Cremation Services

Swanke Financial Group

12804 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN 55337 952-894-5080 www.whitefuneralhomes.com

6867 Boudin Ave. N.E., #2 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-997-8900 www.swankefinancial.com

3627 Colfax Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55412 952-920-3522 www.dickdrukupholstery.com

219 N. Willow St. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6227 www.koldenfuneralhome.com

White Funeral Home

14180 Commerce Ave. N.E., #107 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6999 www.insurance-agency.amfam.com/mn/nickatkinson

MEDICAL Belle Plaine Eyecare Center 168 Commerce Dr. E. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-5554 www.bpeyecare.com

Busse & Reid, LLC

14162 Commerce Ave. N.E., #400 Prior Lake, MN 55372 612-424-1886 www.bussereid.com 2016 - 2017 | shakopeenews.com

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MARKETPLACE Fairview Clinics

5725 Loftus Lane Savage, MN 55378 952-226-9500 www.fairview.org/clinics/savage

Fairview Clinics

830 Prairie Center Dr. #180 Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-826-6500 www.fairview.org/clinics/edenprairie

Fairview Clinics

4151 Willowwood St. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2600 www.fairview.org/clinics/priorlake

Lakeview Clinic

110105 Pioneer Trail Chaska, MN 55318 952-556-0120 www.lakeviewclinic.com

Southwest Eye Care

1464 White Oak Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 (952) 466-3937 www.southwesteyecare.net

NEWSPAPERS/MEDIA Shakopee Valley News

12925 Eagle Creek Parkway Savage, MN 55378 952-445-3333 www.shakopeenews.com

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

PETS Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic 115 W. Third St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2936 www.chaskavalleyvetclinic.com

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Chaska Veterinary Hospital 1601 White Oak Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-6644 www.chaskavet.com

Fido’s Pantry

2473 Hwy. 7 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-9383 www.fidospantry.com

RENTAL Prior Lake/Savage Rental Center

The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center 10000 Great Plains Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-445-6555 www.themustardseedinc.com

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

15233 Hwy. 13 S. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-7000 www.priorlakerentals.com

Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan

RETAIL

St Gertrudes

Artworks Art and Frame 345 Water St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-5000 www.artworksexcelsior.com

Carlson Ace Hardware 16281 Main Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2240 www.acehardware.com

Cup of Carver

490 Old Carver Rd. Carver, MN 55315 952-405-9937 www.acupofcarver.com

Link Lumber

1440 W. 3rd Ave. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-+3240 www.linklumber.com

Prior Lake Ace Hardware 16820 Duluth Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6820 www.acehardware.com

Simon’s Flooring & Design

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

622 Aberdeen Ave. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-5559 www.oakterraceliving.com

1850 Sarazin St. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-233-4400 www.stgertrudesshakopee.org

Touching Lives Adult Day Services 4833 W. 123rd St. Savage, MN 55378 952-465-0555 www.touchinglivesmn.com

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

SALONS Mary’s On Main Salon & Spa 16154 Main Ave. S.E., #110A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-440-1010 www.marysonmain.com

TRAVEL Shakopee Travel Leaders 16731 Hwy 13 S., #108A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-6463 www.shakopeetravel.com


PETS The Southbridge Community Dog Park has been a popular spot for dog owners since it opened in 2015. (File photo)

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hen Shakopee decided to cough up about a million dollars to add an off-leash dog park to the city in 2014, it was unknown how popular it would be. A year after opening, it appears the city was on to something. “It’s well used,” said Sue Miller, a Shakopee resident who frequents the park. “The dogs just love it here,” added her friend Diane Lusian. Since Southbridge Community Park opened its 10-acre offleash area, with walking tracks cutting through natural prairies and oak forests in the summer of 2015, Miller and Lusian have come every Tuesday and Thursday morning to walk and let their furry friends frolic. “It’s an awesome asset for the city and something Shakopee should be proud of,” said Carol Scheffler, who comes to the park daily with Simon, her 4-year-old Scottish Terrier. Simon gets to run along his favorite paths, sniff friends and chase the few brave rabbits who have stayed in the area. Scheffler said she knows people from Savage, Prior Lake and Chanhassen who come to the park on a regular basis and says someone will be there almost any time of the day. “It’s a wonderful place but people need to have licenses on their dogs so you know they’ve been properly vaccinated,” she said. The city of Shakopee sells dog licenses for $25 annually or $125 for life. In 2016, Parks and Recreation Director Jamie Polley said the city has sold 267 annual dog licenses, which come with a green tag to attach to a collar, and 79 lifetime licenses. Per city code, all dogs in Shakopee older than six months are required to have a license, said Shakopee Police Community Service Officer Maurice Smith. The law is especially important for dogs who use the off-leash area at Southbridge Community Park. Smith said the department has not issued any citations lately, but not licensing your dog in the city can lead to fines.

“It’s an awesome asset for the city and something Shakopee should be proud of.” — Carol Scheffler, who comes to the park daily with Simon, her 4-year-old Scottish Terrier.

LOST PET 4-Paws 952-894-9065 The animal control officer has a list of pets that have been impounded. Call to check if your lost pet is on the list.

DOG LICENSES Shakopee City Hall 129 S. Holmes St. 952-233-9300 Dogs, age six months or older, must be licensed in the City of Shakopee. Licensed dogs are to wear the license tag number on their collars. Any dog found in the city without a tag or running at large can be impounded. Cats may also be impounded for running at large. If the owner of an impounded animal is known, notification of impoundment will be given. All dogs and cats placed in the city pound shall be held for redemption by the owner for five regular business days.


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