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A bouncy house and colorful, inflatable slide were among the top attractions for kids July 19 at the Rhythm on the Rails event in downtown Shakopee. (Photo by Alayna Hoy)


Parks Trails Nature Recreation

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Farmers Market



LEISURE Youth Sports Adult Sports Clubs & Organizations Youth Organizations Arts and Entertainment

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

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

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MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce Business Directory

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ANIMALS Lost Pet Licensing Adoption & Rescue

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2017-2018 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Regional Editor: Deena Winter Editorial Content: Amanda McKnight, Callie Schmidt, Alayna Hoy Cover Design: Mike Gears \ Editorial Design: Andrew Gottenborg \ 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 2017-2018. Printed in the USA. To submit additional information call 952-445-3333 or send an email to

Cover photo by: Callie Schmidt Children run off the water flume ride at Valleyfair.


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Kids with 4th of July themed face paint and attire ride by at Shakopee’s “Happy Birthday America Parade” on June 30, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)


elcome to Shakopee’s 2017 Lifestyle Guide! The lifestyle guide is all about celebrating Shakopee and all it has to offer, in fun, food, leisure, living and markets. But it’s also about informing, from who runs the city to school board to county board and how many people are calling Shakopee home, how much the typical home is worth, how many people live in the typical household. Wondering where the nearest park is? We’ve got it covered, with listings of all the parks and trails and community centers and pools. Looking for a farmers market or something to eat? Check out our food section.

We’ve got the latest additions to Valleyfair and Canterbury Park. If you’re new to the area, this publication will be invaluable as you navigate Shakopee, from finding a city department or post office or park. City hall will have moved to a whole new location by the time this comes out, for example. Our apologies in advance for omissions or changes that occur after publication. Please notify us of information that needs updating so it can be kept current throughout the year. If you’d like additional copies of Lifestyle Guides, call our circulation department at 952-345-6682. Send updated information to Deena Winter at

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Munkabeans Coffeehouse


Babe’s Place


Mustard Seed


Brambillas RV


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Brock’s Flooring


North American Robotics


Brookwood Church


O’Brien’s Public House


Canterbury Carwash


Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant


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Chaska Community Center


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Eckart Dental Center


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Friendship Manor


Glowing Hearth & Home


Hennen’s Auto Service


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Anchor Bank

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Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC


Kennedy Transmission


Link Lumber


Living Hope Lutheran




Meadows at Mystic Lake


Menke Enterprise


Minnesota Harvest


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Park Dental




Pizza Ranch


Referral Collision


Riverside Liquors


Ron’s Mechanical


Saks Salon


Shakopee Area Catholic School


Shakopee Chevrolet


Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store


Shakopee Florist


Shakopee Fraternal Order of Eagles


Shakopee JCI


Shakopee Public Utilities


Shakopee VFW


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St. Gertrude’s Health & Rehabilitation Center 32 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church


St. John the Baptist Catholic School


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The Grainwood Senior Living


The Pearl Salon


The Pullman Club


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1,467 2011 - 2015 = 150

39,677 39,981 40,610

WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

9.5% change from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016

= 3,000

workers age 16+

24.7 min

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5 years and under 18 years and under


Between 19 and 64 years

61% 7%

65 years and older



13,339 Housing units, 2010 = 1,000


74.3% ASIAN









14.4% Foreign born Between 2011 and 2015 EDUCATION

92.7% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015

37.5% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015


Home ownership rate, 2011 - 2015

88.0% Living in same house 1 year or more $211,800 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2011 - 2015 2.92 Persons per household $78,731 Median household income, 2011 - 2015 $32,319 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2015 dollars Source:



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Valleyfair’s newest ride is called the North Star. It is taller than 200 feet in the air and spins riders at 40 mph. (Photo courtesy of Valleyfair)


hakopee has long been home to major attractions with potential to excite and entertain. This year, many of the city’s old favorites continued to thrill and delight Shakopee residents, as well as attract tourists from around the state. Valleyfair Amusement Park opened North Star, a new 230-foot ride that spins 32 suspended seats on a circular projectory up to 40 mph. Canterbury Park hosts a wide variety of events, including Canterbury Uncorked, Hurdles Foundation Steeplechase Exhibition, Vans Warped Tour and Vietnamese Summer Dance. The Renaissance Festival brings its 46th year of medieval mischief, drawing crowds in for elephant rides, skits and turkey legs. Added to Shakopee’s usual lineup of attractions is the inaugural Shakopee River Valley Festival. The community celebration taking the place of Derby Days brings music, food trucks, fun and games to Huber Park in September. “Bringing in resident s from all over town to one community festival helps residents learn about the town,” Shakopee River Valley Festival president Joyanne Newgard

“You need a festival to earmark Shakopee as a good town.” Joyanne Newgard President of the first annual Shakopee River Valley Festival

says. “You need a festival to earmark Shakopee as a good town. It shows Shakopee does have fun and does have a great community.” Some of the attractions at the Festival include a Kariokediva competition, a performance by local Tommie Gun Band, the Shakopee Ambassador Coronation, Jason’s Homemade Games, Dem-Con Kid’s Interactive Recycle Trailer and free prize giveaways. “This first year is a one-day event, next year we are hoping to get a parade together for a second day,” Newgard said. “I would like to maybe add bingo, a business expo and a small car show.”


PARKS 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 Web site 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.

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Royalty, Hackney and Saddle Ridge Parks 101 Ardennes Ave., 575 Hackney Ave. and 1754 Caspian Lane Playgrounds, gazebo and trails. 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.

Top— Zebras take the field at Canterbury Park. Above — Camels race at Canterbury Park. (Submitted photos)

Playground equipment for young children.

Community Youth Building with meeting space.

Glacier Park 8550 Portage Lane Playground equipment, trails, picnic tables.

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

Green Meadows Park 3100 Thrush St. Playground equipment, paved 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.

Memorial Park 1801 E. Hwy. 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.

Hamlet Park 7300 Cambridge Rd. Gazebo, playground with sand play area.

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

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. Huber Park 150 Filmore St. Located on the banks of the Minnesota River near historic downtown. Includes an outdoor performance area, terrace seating, river views, picnic shelter, trail and a community built playground. The Minnesota Valley Trail meanders through the park. Lions Park 1103 Adams St. S. Picnic facilities including two shelters and restrooms, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, shuffle board, Frisbee-disc golf and inclusive 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. Lions Park is also the site of the

O’Dowd Lake Park 2853 Co. Rd. 79 Park is located on O’Dowd Lake on County Road 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. Playground equipment, shelter, half-court basketball, tennis courts and outdoor ice skating and hockey with warming house. 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 Ln. Picnic facilities, playground equipment, shelter and restroom, sand 2017 - 2018 |



Twig the Fairy, portrayed by Kathy Gfeller of Ely, Minn., has been entertaining attendees at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for years. (Photo by Rachel Wittrock) The Fandazzi Fire Circus performs at the Renaissance Festival. (Photo by Mark W. Olson) volleyball, horseshoe pits, full basketball court, outdoor ice skating and hockey with warming house. Southbridge Community Park 7101 Southbridge Parkway 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. Also has a picnic shelter, one-mile paved trail loop and outdoor hockey with warming house. Stans Park 1056 Fuller St. S. Tennis courts and playground equipment. Tahpah Sports Complex 1490 Adams St. S.

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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

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

Scott County Parks 952-496-8475

Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000

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.

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

Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park This 490-acre park in Cedar Lake Township is still undeveloped. Spring Lake Regional Park

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (Co. Rd. 75), Savage 763-694-7777 Hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. This is a 2,400-acre park.

ATTRACTIONS The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park 2187 E. County Road 101, Shakopee 763-694-7784

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 Highway 101. A boat landing, adjacent to the Minnesota River bridge in Belle Plaine, offers access to the river.

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

Cosmic Blackjack at Mystic Lake Casino. (Photo courtesy Mystic Lake) 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.

RECREATION GENERAL RECREATION Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller St. 952-233-9500 The recently expanded Shakopee Community Center features an indoor aquatic center, fitness center (cardio and strength training equipment), two-court gym, locker rooms, indoor playground, drop-in child care center, fitness classes and more. A walking / running track is available free of charge. Meeting rooms available. Family and individual annual memberships available. Daily admission charge. The Community Center is also home to the Sakpe ti Lounge, a senior lounge available to older active adults daily, and a teen center, which offers games, events, DJs and bands. The space is available

for event rentals. Next to the Community Center is the Shakopee Skate Park. Daily admission is free.

Town and Country Campground 12630 Boone Ave., Savage 952-445-1756

Shakopee Ice Arena 1225 Fuller St. 952-233-9520 Adjacent to the Community Center is the Shakopee Ice Arena, constructed in 2016. This twosheet facility features year-round skating and is home to the high school and youth hockey programs. The facility also includes a concessions area, dryland practice facility and meeting rooms. Public skating and ice rentals available. Included in a Community Center membership or daily admission charge.


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

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 Co. Rd. 33, Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E., Prior Lake 952-492-3393 Minneapolis S.W. KOA 3315 166th St. W., Jordan 952-492-6440 MN Valley Trail State Park/Rec Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400 2017 - 2018 |


FOOD Parents smile as their child poses for a picture at the Shakopee Diversity Alliance International Festival on June 23. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)


hether you seek locally grown vegetables or globally inspired cuisine, Shakopee has dining options to keep the pickiest of foodies satisfied. Several new additions to Shakopee’s restaurant scene this year complete the spectrum of delicious food choices. Some recently added options include a brewery, sushi bar and restaurant. From burgers to burritos, from pizza to pho, downtown Shakopee entices and excites with food selections from an array 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. Much of Shakopee’s multicultural flavor spiced up the fourth annual International Festival at Huber Park in June. The event exhibits and celebrates the many cultures that comprise the city of Shakopee, with food trucks to represent restaurants

Just the facts Shakopee hosts a weekly farmers market featuring locally grown food during summer months. with global fare and flair. In August, the Taste of Shakopee brings samples from a wide variety of Shakopee favorites to Huber Park. Vendors get the chance to sizzle, slice and serve their best stuff for hungry locals. Throughout the summer, Shakopee hosts farmers markets where local growers served up fresh, homegrown produce on a weekly basis. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community also hosts a weekly farmers market featuring herbs, fruits and vegetables from Wozupi organic farm, as well as cooking demonstrations.

FARMERS MARKETS Shakopee Farmers Market Intersection of Highway 101 & County Road 17, Shakopee The Shakopee Farmers Market features produce, homemade honey, baked goods and handcrafted items. Call Sheila Stanton at 612-226-5348.

Employees from the food truck Sizzling Wagon serve people at the Shakopee Diversity Alliance International Festival on June 23. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)

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A girl eats a freezie pop after Shakopee’s “Happy Birthday America Parade” on June 30, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)




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The new Shakopee City Hall opened Aug. 7. (Photo by Alayna Hoy)


n late July 2017, the doors opened to Shakopee’s new City Hall building, the home base for all the city’s municipal services.A total of 130 full-time staff members moved into the newly constructed campus on 475 Gorman St., where construction broke ground over a year ago on June 6, 2017. The two-level, 25,440-square-foot building is across the street from the Shakopee Police Department and creates a centralized hub for Shakopee’s government. “The main way that the new City Hall will benefit the community is that it is designed to help the city deliver exceptional customer service,” Assistant City Administrator Nate Burkett said. “People who need to conduct business with the city will be able to come to our one-stop shop.” For example, a new paperless permitting process allows applicants to visit just one permit coordinator at City Hall and automatically have their information distributed among other, relevant staff members, according to Burkett. “We have the ability to improve our internal efficiency, placing employees who do similar work close to each other and using technology to help deliver services at a lower cost,” Burkett said.

“People who need to conduct business with the city will be able to come to our one-stop shop.” — Shakopee Assistant City Administrator Nate Burkett, on the new city hall building In the City of Shakopee, legislative and administrative authority comes from the city council. Four elected city council members, as well as the elected mayor, each maintain one vote on the council. The mayor of Shakopee serves a two-year term as the chief executive officer of the city and presides at city council meetings. City council members serve staggered terms of four years and are elected on a nonpartisan basis. Shakopee is also home to the greater Scott County’s government center. Shakopee is host to the Scott County’s courthouse, jail and administrative offices. In the broader scale of the state of Minnesota, Shakopee sits in State Senate District 55 and State House of Representative District 55A . The city is part of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.





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Volunteers distributed food and drink tickets at the Rhythm on the Rails front gate July 19. (Photo by Alayna Hoy)

SHAKOPEE CITY COUNCIL The mayor and council members serve as the Shakopee City Council. All terms are four years. City elections are held in even-numbered years.


MATT LEHMAN Council member

KATHI MOCOL Council member

JAY WHITING Council member

MIKE LUCE Council member

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Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

CITY DEPARTMENTS City Administrator Bill Reynolds 952-233-9300 Finance Director Darin Nelson 952-233-9300 Fire Chief Rick Coleman 952-233-9570 Parks & Recreation Director Jamie Polley

952-233-9500 Planning & Development Director Michael Kerski 952-233-9300 Police Chief Jeff Tate 952-233-9400 Public Works Director/City Engineer Steve Lillehaug 952-233-9550



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.

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 and Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

Republic Services (Trash Collection) 952-941-5174 minnesota Republic Services provides residential garbage, recycling, bulkitem pickup and yard waste services for the city of Shakopee.

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 2017 - 2018 |


GOVERNMENT should have an overhead clearance of 15 feet; sidewalks 9 feet.

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

Lawn Mowing Keep grass clippings and leaves out of the curb and gutter in the street. Pet Waste Immediately pick up pet waste on public or private land. Dispose in the trash or flush it down the toilet. Never put it in the storm drain.

ORDINANCES For additional information about other ordinances, call the city offices at 952-233-9300 or visit 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 portions of central Shakopee. Visit for details. Landscaping Residents are required to keep

Members of Shakopee’s Parks and Recreation Department stand by after working at the “Happy Birthday America Parade” on June 30. (Photo by Callie Schmidt) their lawns maintained and mowed to a height of no more than 8 inches. Specific restrictions also govern landscaping and material located with right-of-ways and easements. Trees located in the boulevard are maintained by the city. All other trees are the responsibility of the property owner.

Grass and Weeds Do not let grasses or weeds grow greater than 8 inches or go to seed. Overhanging Trees and Bushes Trim trees and bushes overhanging on public property (streets, alleys and sidewalks). Streets and alleys

Fireworks Leave the fireworks displays to the professionals. When using legal fireworks, abide by the city noise ordinance. Noise Ordinance Observe city quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Waste Containers Remove containers from the street by 7 p.m. on collection day. Store in a garage or place on the side of a building, not visible from the street.

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

Community Outreach • Early Head Start Energy Assistance • Food Shelf Housing Assistance • Senior Dining Meals on Wheels Need Assistance? Want to help?

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712 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379 • 952.496.2125



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



s Scott County continues to be a regional and statewide leader in both population growth an d econ omic developm ent , progress is evident throughout the community. Over the last several years, Scott County has managed to keep its budget in check while still investing in its residents’ future. Scott County is truly committed to its vision: “Where individuals, families, and businesses thrive.” Residents are encouraged to keep current on county news through viewing County Board meetings (available online in “real time” and on-demand), visiting the

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website (www.scottcountymn. com), tuning in to local government access cable for meeting coverage and other programming, following th e co unt y on so cial m e dia , 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.

Scott County Government Center


BARB WECKMAN BREKKE District 1 612-616-1086

TOM WOLF District 2 952-440-6805

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LUKE HENNEN Sheriff 952-496-8300

RON HOCEVAR County Attorney 952-496-8415

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MICHAEL BEARD District 3 952-583-7090

EMERGENCY NUMBERS DAVID BEER District 4 952-393-5296

JON ULRICH District 5 612-716-6724

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Medical/PoliceFire 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 Administrator Gary L. Shelton 952-496-8100 Deputy County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion 952-496-8062 Building Inspections Jeff Munsterteiger 952-496-8883 County Assessor Michael Thompson 952-496-8972 County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8415 County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8008

The Shakopee Rotary Club hosted its 11th Annual Shakopee Celebrates Reading event by handing out free books to all of Shakopee’s first grade students. The students gathered at the high school and got to meet the Cat in the Hat and the Saber mascot, as well as members of the Rotary Club and Shakopee police officers. (Submitted photo)

County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8362

Customer Service 952-496-8150 Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 Employee Relations Lori Huss 952-496-8103 Environmental Services 952-496-8177 Facilities Management Joe Wiita 952-496-8063 Finance Steven Jones 952-496-8765

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

952-496-8362 Veterans Services Jerry Brua 952-496-8175

LIBRARIES Shakopee Branch Library 235 S. Lewis St., Shakopee 952-233-9590 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 — 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 The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for

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

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

LICENSES & DOCUMENTS DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee

952-496-8150 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 DRIVER’S EXAMS Road test appointments/scheduling 651-284-1000 General information 651-296-6911

Prior Lake License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Sporting goods and convenience stores also sell these licenses. BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

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.

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, no passports; only driver license change of address (no renewals).

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

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Shakopee police officers blocked off the streets so children and families marching in the “Happy Birthday America Parade” could cross the street. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)

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

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

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Home and Community Care Intake 952-496-8556 Mental Health Program 952-445-7751 Public Health Nursing 952-496-8577 Social Services 952-445-7751 Volunteer Opportunities 952-496-8169

ELECTIONS VOTER REGISTRATION Voters must be registered. With the proper identification, they may register on Election Day. Residents may register to vote when renewing driver’s licenses. For more information on voter registration, eligibility and/or absentee voting, call or write: Scott County Elections, 200 W. Fourth Ave. Shakopee, MN 55379

952-496-8560 POLL LOCATIONS

Precinct 8 Shakopee Police Station 475 Gorman St.

Shakopee Precinct 1 Shakopee Junior High School 200 10th Ave. E.

Precinct 9 Faith Lutheran Church 150 130th St. W. (Cty Rd. 78 and 79)

Precinct 2 Central Family Center 235 5th Ave. E.

Precinct 10 Shakopee Area Catholic School 2700 17th Ave. E.

Precinct 3 Fire Station No. 1 2700 Vierling Dr. E.

Precinct 11 Cross of Peace Lutheran Church 1506 Wood Duck Trail

Precinct 4 Red Oak Elementary School 7700 Old Carriage Court

Precinct 12A Eagle Creek Elementary School 6855 Woodward Avenue

Precinct 5 Youth Building at Lions Park 1099 Adams St.

Precinct 12B Eagle Creek Elementary School 6855 Woodward Avenue

Precinct 6 Community Center 1255 Fuller St.

Precinct 13 Cross of Peace Lutheran Church 1506 Wood Duck Trail

Precinct 7 First Presbyterian Church 909 Marschall Rd S.

Jackson Township Jackson Town Hall 1091 130th St. W.



elcome to the Cit y 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: af fordable 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 150-year history. The cit y enjoys a strong economic base with a variety of employers, including Amazon, AmerisourceBergen and Entrust Datacard. 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. In 2017, we opened a new, 10-screen movie theater, Southbridge Crossing Cinema, that offers a luxury movie-going experience year round. We’re also very excited to open

Louisville Township Marystown Parish Center 15850 Marystown Rd.

STATE OF MINNESOTA MN Workforce Center 752 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee 952-445-7087 Job service is available to all job seekers and employers. Information concerning filing for unemployment insurance can be obtained by calling 651-296-3644 or at MN Correctional Facility 1010 W. Sixth Ave., Shakopee 952-496-4440 The facility houses adult women felons. MN Department of Natural Resources

the new HyVee grocery store in 2017. Hy-Vee will p rov i d e residents an additional gro cer y option in our Bill soon-to-beMars expanding west end. City leaders continue to prepare for expansion of city limits into Jackson Township. We anticipate the annexation will provide the city many more residential and commercial opportunities. For example, a handful of new housing projects are already in the works, including Ridge Creek and Windermere. These two residential developments will bring an additional 3 0 0 h o u s e s a n d to w n h o m e s to Shakopee, allowing more people to call Shakopee home. S hakop e e is als o making improvements to its historic Conservation Service 7050 East County Road 101, Shakopee 952-496-4141 SENATE Senate Information 651-296-0504 Senator Eric R. Pratt (R-55) 23 State Office Building 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN HOUSE House Information 651-296-2146 Representative Bob Loonan (R-55A) 523 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN

downtown to create more usable public gathering spaces and a welcoming entrance to visitors coming from north of the river. Be sure to stop by the downtown to check out the new public art. 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 ever y thing in our parks , and our Parks and Recreation Department plans dozens of activities throughout the year. Perhaps our most exciting news is the opening of the newly expanded Shakopee Community Center. In summer 2017, the city offi cially opened a new fitness center, indoor playground, dropin daycare and indoor aquatic park. The campus is also home to the two-sheet Chakopee Ice Arena, Sakpe ti Lounge (senior

Representative Tony Albright (R-55B) 417 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS Governor Mark Dayton (D) 130 State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN

lounge) and Shakopee Skate Park. The Community Center campus truly is a great facility for all Shakopee residents! Also, I’d be remiss not to mention our many community and nonprofit organizations. From service organizations to groups promoting diversit y, 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 resp onsive, so give us c all, stop by our buildings or check out the city website at www. 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!

State Auditor Rebecca Otto (D) 525 Park St., #500 St. Paul, MN

UNITED STATES U.S. SENATE SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR (D) 1200 Washington Ave. S., Suite 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415 612-727-5220

Attorney General Lori Swanson (D) 1400 Bremer Tower 445 Minnesota St. St. Paul, MN

Senator Al Franken (D) 60 E. Plato Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55107 651-221-1016

Secretary of State Steve Simon (D) 180 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN

Representative Jason Lewis (R2nd District) gov2805 Cliff Road, Suite 200Burnsville, MN 55337


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An 1861 map of Shakopee, Minn. (Photos Courtesy of Scott County Historical Society)


peeding cars, jousting, boiling mud, bingo and lots more are waiting to be discovered in the new “Wish You Were Here: Tourism in Scott County” exhibit at the Scott County Historical Society. This exhibit will be at the Scott County Historical Society through August 2018. Visitors are encouraged to Instagram hot spots, leave memories on a chalk wall, try on Renaissance hats and wave from the castle balcony, find out what aroma made Mudbaden Spa famous, watch videos of car races and crashes and find out if you’re tall enough to be a jockey. Another exhibit on display through March 2018 is The Great War: Scott County in World War

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Mudbaden Sulfur Springs near Jordan. I. This exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Dive into the

experiences of the war from a soldier’s point of view, families on the homefront, and from the

state and national perspective. Explore the draft and training, local farming and food initiatives, the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, trench warfare, and armistice celebrations. You can: • Listen to songs of the era. • Write a p ostcard to a serviceman/woman today. • Read local WWI veteran’s journals. • Roll a bandage like a Red Cross volunteer. The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street S. in Shakopee. Visit online at w w w. s cot tco unt y his to r y. org , w w SCHSHistory ScottCountyHist.


arks and recreation facilities, medical services and active events combine to make Shakopee a city where health and fitness thrive. Shakopee’s walking and biking trails twist, turn and extend for over 60 miles, while parks offer ample green space to stretch, play and picnic. Recreational facilities like the Shakopee Ice Arena and 17th Avenue Sports Complex make it fun and convenient to stay active in the Shakopee community. Founded in 1938, St. Francis Medical Center maintains a rich history of medical service to the Shakopee community, with programs for inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Surgical procedures, births, and physical, occupational and speech and language therapy are among the services St. Francis provides, as well as radiology procedures, cardiac rehabilitation and urgent care. Their cancer center and sleep center offer even more specialized medical attention. A variety of dental, chiropractic, eye and other medical specialists all contribute to keeping Shakopee happy and healthy, as well.


Participants prepare for the 2017 Shakopee Torch Run 5K for Special Olympics Minnesota. (Photo by Alayna Hoy)

Just the facts Shakopee has more than 60 miles of walking and biking trails and 920 acres of designated park and open space areas. Finally, a host of active community events keep Shakopee residents on their sneaker-clad toes. The Southwest International Walking Club hit the trails in Shakopee this summer to practice English, explore community parks and make new friends, all while getting active. Comprised of students from the English Language Learner, the club’s goal is to be healthy while learning and socializing. Other health and wellness events in the Shakopee area include the Wheelies Family Bike Event, the Shakopee 5K and Kids Fun Run Red Zone Rush and the 14th annual Shakopee Police Department Torch Run. The Red Zone Rush raises money for Good to Go Kids, while the Torch Run 5K supports Special Olympics Minnesota. Altogether, Shakopee works hard to provide a healthy environment for its residents with personalized medical care, beautiful outdoor parks and trails, topnotch recreation facilities and fun fitness events.

HEALTH HEALTH AND WELLNESS HOSPITALS St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 Mayo Clinic Health Systems 301 Second St. NE, New Prague 952-758-4431 MEDICAL CLINICS Allina Medical Clinic Shakopee 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535 Allina Medical Clinic-Crossroads Dean Lakes 4201 Dean Lakes Blvd., #120,

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Shakopee 952-496-6700 Fairview Clinics Burnsville 303 Nicollet Blvd. E., Burnsville 952-460-4000

Park Nicollet Clinic 4670 Park Nicollet Ave., S.E., Prior Lake

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Firefighters spray water through the smoky atmosphere onto a burning house. (Photo by Alayna Hoy)

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Martin Zellar was one of the headliners for Rhythm on the Rails, a five-week concert series in Shakopee. (Submitted photo)


hen it comes to leisure, the city of Shakopee rocks. The community’s music lovers experienced an exciting new outdoor venue this summer as the Rhythm on the Rails concert series rocked Lewis Street in downtown Shakopee on Wednesday nights from July 19 to August 16. The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau and Downtown Shakopee collaborated to make Rhythm on the Rails a reality. Donations raised by local businesses allowed the city to offer the five-night series to the public free of charge. “We’ve raised more than $50,000 from local businesses alone to put on this new festival,” said Elliot Johnson, Shakopee’s Mainstreet and Membership Director. “It was nothing short of humbling and exciting to see that community businesses throughout Shakopee wanted to back this idea.” At each concert, local musical acts warmed up the crowd for 45 minutes before headliners took the stage. Headlining artists for the series included Church of Cash, The Outer Vibe, Chris Hawkey, Martin Zellar and The Lost Highway. For the not so musically inclined patrons, inflatables, kids face-painting, a variety of food vendors, local art and retail provided fun and entertainment. The collective concert series experience offered everyone a chance to enjoy the electric atmosphere of downtown Shakopee.

“Lakefront Days has really made a name for itself, and we’re eager and ready to make Rhythm on the Rails the next best thing.” — Elliot Johnson Shakopee’s Mainstreet and Membership Director

“Lakefront Days has really made a name for itself, and we’re eager and ready to make Rhythm on the Rails the next best thing,” said Johnson, who hopes the series can become a premier regional event for the Twin Cities. Additional leisure opportunities in Shakopee include events, classes and recreation on Shakopee’s 920 acres of designated park and open space areas. The city of Shakopee, Scott County, the Three Rivers Park District and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources each manage park spaces within city limits. The Shakopee Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of classes, clubs and activities to keep residents of all ages moving and interacting with their neighbors.


The Shakopee Japanese Club choir performs two songs at the Shakopee Diversity Alliance International Festival Friday. (Photos by Callie Schmidt )


Arrowheads Archery (and other youth programs) programs/arrowheads-archery

Shakopee Soccer Association

Boys Baseball Association Boys Basketball Association Girls Basketball Association Football Association Hockey Association LaCrosse Association Girls Softball Association

Tennis Association Volleyball Mat Club (Wrestling)

ADULT SPORTS Adult Sports (softball/basketball/etc) programs/adult-sports Competitive swimming

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LEISURE Shakopee Chiefs (over 35 baseball) River%20Valley.htm Shakopee Coyotes Baseball Team Shakopee Indians Baseball Team 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 Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Carver/Scott Master Gardeners www.carverscottmastergardeners. org Ducks Unlimited Fraternal Order of Eagles #4120 Friends of the Minnesota Valley Friends of the Shakopee Library 952-445-3111 Great Scott Cycling Club Healthy Communities Coalition of Scott Co. 952-496-8758 Home Educators for Excellence Jaycees

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Hermey the Clown slides a balloon sword into a child’s balloon belt at the Shakopee Diversity Alliance’s International Festival. (Photos by Callie Schmidt )

LEISURE Knights of Columbus 952-445-5555 LaLeche League Landing Volunteers 763-694-7784 League of Women Voters Lions Club, Shakopee Valley Marine Corps League 952-447-1683 MN Deer Hunters Association MN River Valley Chapter MN Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary

Kessiena Okoh, 14, and Otarhe Okoh, 12, play tennis together at Lions Park on June 30 with their dad, Reriobor Okoh. (Photo by Callie Schmidt ) Scott-Carver Threshers


MN Valley Riders Saddle Club

Shakopee American Legion 952-445-5253

Toastmasters Midday Mumblers

MN Waterfowl Association

Shakopee American Legion Auxiliary 952-445-0634

U of M Extension – Scott County

Scott County Fair Board

VFW Post #4046 952-445-7912

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 952-445-1785 Newcomers Club of the SW Suburbs NOW – National Organization for Women–MN Valley

Scott County Historical Society/Stans Museum Shakopee Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pheasants Forever of Scott County

Shakopee Derby Days

Relay for Life of Scott County

Shakopee Heritage Society

Rotary Club of Shakopee

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

River Valley Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club

Shakopee MOMS Club

Sandcreek Gray Beards (National Wild Turkey Federation)

Scott County SNO-Trails, Inc. 952-440-1003 St. Francis Auxiliary & Volunteers 952-428-2065

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS CAMPS Camp Fire U.S.A. Camp Kici-Yapi w w w.ym c amn .org /c amps/day_ camp_kici_yapi Burnsville YMCA 4-H CLUBS U of M Extension – Scott County 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 Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMING ARTS Dakota Valley Symphony Prior Lake Players River Valley Theatre Company South Metro Chorale South of the River Community Band The Valley Jazz Big Band 952-556-3536 STUDIO ARTS Minnesota Watercolor Society Upper Midwest Bead Society

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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

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Shakopee High School


hen the Shakopee School District voters rejected an $89 million referendum to build a second high school, a $102.5 million expansion of Shakopee High School was proposed – and approved. This addition will double the size of the high school to accommodate 1,600 additional students, bringing the maximum enrollment to 3,200. The budget also includes improved security and upgrades for the district’s indoor and outdoor activities facilities. The expansion project stems from nearly a year of community input from district residents indicating strong favor support for one large high school over two smaller ones, according to school officials. A divided community and rivalry between schools were among some of the fears residents expressed. Board members also worried students would miss the small school feel, so they chose to implement the academy model where elective courses will be split into six main areas of interest. The goal is to give students a better idea of their interest area for post-secondary education. The six academies include science and technology,

“It’s a dynamic learning environment with not just classroom, but extensions off of classrooms for independent learning and small-group learning. It’s a very kinetic environment with places to power up and places to collaborate.” – Wold Architect Scott McQueen on designing the addition to Shakopee High School engineering and manufacturing, arts and communication, business and entrepreneurship, human services, and health sciences. A seventh academy is reserved for freshman to help transition to high school, until they choose their own interestbased academy in 10th grade. Each academy will be housed in its own wing of the school. “We’re kind of looking at it like, ‘find your passion at Shakopee schools,’ “ said Nancy Thul, the district’s director of teaching and learning. “You can really find what you love and can take that into post-secondary. Or in some cases you’re finding what you don’t like, and that’s equally important.” The expanded Shakopee High School will open with an additional 335,000 square feet in the fall of 2018.

LIVING SHAKOPEE AREA SCHOOLS ISD 720 The Shakopee School District serves more than 8,000 students in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and Jackson, Louisville, and Sand Creek Townships. The district has five elementary schools for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, a sixth grade center, two junior high schools for grades 7 through 9 and one high school for grades 10 through 12. The district also offers a variety of early childhood programs from infants to preschool programs for families, along with Stepping Stones Preschool and all-day, every day kindergarten. Shakopee Public Schools District Offices 505 Holmes St. S., Shakopee 952-496-5000 SHAKOPEE SCHOOL BOARD The District 720 School Board is the school district’s governing

body. It is composed of seven members, each of whom is a district resident elected by voters to serve a four-year term. The terms have been staggered, with elections conducted in November of odd-numbered years. School board meetings are usually conducted twice a month. Regular school board meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the District Office (1200 Town Square). Scott Swanson Chairperson

Reggie Bowerman Board Member

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

Mary Romansky Board Member

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

Tony Pass Board Member

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


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

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

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

Angela Tucker Vice Chairperson

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

Matt McKeand Treasurer

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

Shawn Hallett Clerk

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

Central Family Center 505 Holmes St. S. 952-496-5029 Tokata Learning Center 1110 Town Square 952-496-5982 District Office 952-496-5000

• 6 Self Service Car Wash Bays • Automatic Touchless Car Wash • Save 20% with our token change machines located in lobby 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.

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952-445-3387 The school is accredited through the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. Students receive an outstanding academic foundation from people who share your values. The mission statement is: “Shakopee Area Catholic School strives to meet each student’s educational need in a Catholic, Christian atmosphere.” A YMCA after-school care program also runs from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the school.

Message Center 952-496-5000 Emergency Information Line 952-496-5088 Communications and Media Relations 952-496-5036 Human Resources 952-496-5014 Superintendent 952-496-5005

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School Grades Pre-K through 4th 8600 Horizon Dr. S., Shakopee 952-445-1785 Living Hope Lutheran School continues to meet and excel in the standards established by the Minnesota Non-Public School Accrediting Association. It has provided Pre-K through fourth grade Christian education since 2002. The Word of God

Community Education Director 952-496-5025 Human Resources Director 952-496-5062

OTHER AREA SCHOOLS Shakopee Area Catholic School Grades Pre-K through 8th 2700 17th Ave. E., Shakopee

is taught not only during religion classes, but throughout the day it is applied and is the basis and guide for all learning and living. The whole education is aimed at Christian training through the subject taught. It is the school’s mission to take into account all the child’s needs of body, mind and soul. Holy Family Catholic High School Grades 9th through 12th 8101 Kochia Ln., Victoria 952-443-4659 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 extracurricular 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 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 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

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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.

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AARP – American Association of Retired Persons 952-858-9040

Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative (MRVSEC) 100 Hope Ave., Jordan 952-567-8102 This cooperative of six area school districts provides services for students with special education needs. School districts included are Belle Plaine, Jordan, MontgomeryLonsdale, New Prague, Prior LakeSavage and Shakopee.


American Cancer Society 651-225-8100 American Heart Association Greater Twin Cities 952-835-3300 American Lung Association of MN 651-227-8014 American Red Cross – Twin Cities 612-871-7676

Alcoholics Anonymous 952-922-0880

ARC – Greater Twin Cities 952-920-0855

Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center 952-447-5683

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

651-789-2400 Bridging, Inc. 952-888-1105 Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program 952-442-7601 Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative 952-567-8100 Carver-Scott Humane Society 952-368-3553 Crisis Nursery 24-hour Hotline 763-591-0100 Heading Home Scott Carver 651-645-0676

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers 612-523-0802 MN Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America 612-259-4600 MN Citizens Concerned for Life 612-825-6831 MN Literacy Council 651-645-2277 or 1-800-225-READ MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scott County 952-890-1669



If you fail to stop for a school bus with RED LIGHTS FLASHING & STOP ARM EXTENDED it is hargeable 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."


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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.

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

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

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

Sunday School 9:30am Sept-May

Loving God • Uplifting People • Inspiring Hope • Growing Disciples

Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran School

Quality education in a Christian environment

To Know Christ and To Make Him Know

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School

family-friendly tuition + contract bussing 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

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Call 952-941-9047 or 952-445-1785 or visit Shakopee Campus Pre-K to Grade 4 Bloomington Campus Pre-K to Grade 8 8600 Horizon Dr • 10600 Bloomington Ferry Rd

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CHURCH LOCATIONS Church of St. Mark 350 Atwood St. S. Church of St. Mary & Adoration Chapel 535 Lewis St. S. St. Mary of the Purification 15850 Marystown Rd.

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Downtown Shakopee boasts the community’s highest concentration of independent business owners. (Submitted photo)


s Shakopee’s population has become increasingly diverse over the past 20 years, so too have its businesses. The city’s downtown has the community’s highest concentration of independent business owners, which is one reason the city hired Loucks Inc. in May to create an implementation plan enhancing visibility and vitality.The city requires businesses to have a retail element to be in the downtown, which helps the city keep a balance in its selection of shops. Downtowns are the heart of any community to the point that communities without downtowns have invested millions in building new ones, according to Michael Kerski, the city’s director of planning and development. In October, Kerski presented the implementation plan to the City Council and highlighted three projects: River City Plaza, Gateway Plaza and Lewis Street parking lot. The two plazas will feature art celebrating Shakopee’s history, while the Lewis Street lot will demonstrate how to grow urban trees. This arose out of a need for more outdoor spaces for people to congregate. “A downtown redeveloped around authenticity can become an attraction for the region,” Kerski said. A new entry feature is proposed for River City Plaza, including landscaping, paving and public art at the end of the Highway 101 bridge. An entry gateway at the First Avenue East intersection with Highway 101 is proposed for the Gateway Plaza. This will include landscaping on both sides of First Avenue and in the median, as well as specialty pavement, public sculpture and crosswalks to Huber Park. The Lewis Street parking lot plan includes installing pavers, lighting and silva cells to support tree growth and help in storm water management. The city set aside approximately $1.5 million for downtown improvements.

MEDIA LOCAL NEWSPAPERS Shakopee Valley News 12925 Eagle Creek Parkway, Savage 952-445-3333 Deena Winter, Editor 952-345-6680 Published weekly. Also publishes Southwest Saturday. METRO NEWSPAPERS Star Tribune 650 3rd Ave. S., Suite 1300, Minneapolis612-673-4000www. Published daily. St. Paul Pioneer Press 345 Cedar St., St. Paul 651-222-1111 Published daily. LOCAL RADIO KCHK Radio 1350 AM/ 95.5 FM 25821 Langford Ave., New Prague 952-758-2571

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Shakopee Chamber of Commerce 1801 East County Road 101, Shakopee 952-445-1660 SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce 7925 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, Chanhassen 952-474-3233


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Pumpkin takes a sip of water on a hot summer day in Deven Kriegl’s chicken coop in Jackson Township. While Shakopee city rules allow residents to keep only five chickens, Jackson Township — a township in Scott County — allows residents to keep up to 10. No roosters are allowed. (Photo by Callie Schmidt)


he Southbridge Community Dog Park has been a popular spot for dog owners since it opened in the summer of 2015. City leash laws require dogs and cats to be on a leash measuring 10 feet or shorter at all times, unless the pet is on the owner’s property or at a designated dog park such as Southbridge. The fee to use the dog park is included in a Shakopee dog license. The 10-acre off-leash area is open to all dog breeds, while a half-acre area is reserved for small-breed dogs only. The park also includes walking trails and a water station. “It’s a wonderful place, but people need to have licenses on their dogs so you know they’ve been properly vaccinated,” said Carol Scheffler, who comes to the park daily with Simon, her 5-year-old Scottish Terrier. Though Shakopee does not limit the number of pets that residents can have, residents who board, breed or sell cats or dogs as a business are required to obtain a kennel license and obtain approval of a conditional use permit, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jamie Polley. City residents may also keep up to five chickens in their backyard, but no roosters are allowed. Chicken coops and runs must be 10 feet away from the property line and must be hidden from view using a fence or landscape buffer at least four feet high. The city sells dog licenses for $20 annually or $135 for life. So far this year, the city has sold 204 annual dog licenses and 68 lifetime licenses, according to Polley. 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. Not licensing your dog in the city can lead to fines.

Did you know? Shakopee residents may keep up to five chickens in a backyard coop or run, but no roosters are allowed, according to a city ordinance passed in July 2014.

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.

LICENSING Shakopee Community Center 1255 Fuller St. S. 952-233-9500 All dogs over 6 months must be licensed in the City of Shakopee. Shakopee dog licenses are required to use the off-leash dog area at Southbridge Community Park. This includes dogs that live in other cities. Annual and lifetime licenses are available. 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.

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

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

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

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

Rod Dehmlow Auto Sales 4810 Dakota St. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-440-2277

Southcross Auto Service 3910 Egan Drive Savage, MN 55378 952-894-8116

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

CHIROPRACTIC CARE LifeForce Family Chiropractic 8734 & 8742 W. County Road 42 Savage, MN 55378 952-746-4404

CHURCH / WORSHIP Living Hope Lutheran Church and School 8600 Horizon Drive S. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1785

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Pastor Stephen Schmiel Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 16840 Hwy. 13 S. Fong’s Restaurant, Bar & Event Center Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-6955

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Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center 10160 Hennepin Town Rd. Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-345-8012

Little Saints Early Learning and Childcare Center 5634 Luther Road SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2525

DENTAL Dentist of Savage

14012 Hwy. 13 Savage, MN 952-607-3985

DINING / FOOD Eileen’s Colossal Cookies 6880 Boudin St. NE, #185 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2253

El Loro Mexican Grill

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

El Toro Mexican Restaurant 1120 First Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-9080

15750 Hwy. 13 S. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-5827

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

ENTERTAINMENT / RECREATION Chaska Community Center 1661 Park Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-5633

Minnesota Harvest

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

River Valley Ranch, Inc

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

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South Metro Federal Credit Union 8001 Old Carriage Court, Suite A Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-0888

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

Snap Fitness

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

FLORIST Shakopee Florist

409 First Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-0868

HOME SERVICES Glowing Hearth & Home Inc 4425 W. 123rd St. Savage, MN 55378 952-808-0754

Mr. Handyman

551 W. 78th St., #213 Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-260-8899

Quality Systems AC & Refrigeration 16857 Welcome Ave. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-2665

Real Living 1st MSP Realty

4827 W. 123rd St. Savage, MN 55378 952-465-0177

INSURANCE Oak Tree Insurance

15870 Franklin Trail SE, #105A

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Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-469-9261

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

Fairview Clinics

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

PERSONAL SERVICES DS Design-Graphic Design Shakopee, MN 55379 952-595-8042

Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services, PLLC - Jodi J. See, Esq. 16186 Main Ave. SE, #200 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-1220

Daniel J. Stanley, Stanley & Wencl, LLC Construction & Facility Services 952-226-1100

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

RETAIL Link Lumber

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

My Appliance Source

13122 Johnson Memorial Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-2916

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

Simon’s Flooring & Design

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

The Mustard Seed

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

Twisted Loop Yarn Shop

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

SENIOR LIVING All Saints Senior Living

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

Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan 622 Aberdeen Ave. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-5559

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

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

SouthWest Transit

13500 Technology Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-949-2287


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