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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide

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Savage Fire Department Captain Matt Homerin helps Kayden Lervick use the fire hose. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


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Mayor’s Column Savage City Council City Departments 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

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Health & Wellness


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

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LIVING Burnsville-Eagan-Savage ISD 191 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools ISD 719

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MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce Savage Chamber Column Business Directory Map

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PETS Dog Licenses Lost Pet

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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Laurie Hartmann \ Managing Editor: Richard Crawford Editor: Amanda McKnight \ Editorial content: Rachel Kats Cover Design: Nicole Bullock \ Editorial Design: Carrie Rood \ Advertising: Teresa Coen Special thanks to the city of Savage, Savage Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency and Scott County for their contributions. Every effort has been made to provide an accurate directory, but if errors have occurred please let us know about them. Published by Savage Pacer, 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

Cover photo by: Rachel Kats Flowers sway in the breeze at the McColl Pond ELC.

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Two-year-old twins Wyatt and Victory Pepas of Savage play around in Community Park on Friday evening of Dan Patch Days 2016. (Photo By Rachel Kats)



elcome to Savage, and thank you for diving into the 2016-2017 Savage Lifestyle Guide with us. What makes Savage such a 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 Savage not just where they live, but what makes it their home. Savage’s environmental assets include the Minnesota River, which forms the city’s northern border; the 500-acre Savage Fen Wetland Complex, which contains some of the largest calcareous fens in the state; Eagle Creek, one of the last Brown Trout streams in the metro area; and Boiling Springs, a historical landmark that used to be a popular area tourist attraction. A major industry in Savage is shipping, due to the community’s location on the Minnesota River. Private facilities operate along the banks of the river to form the Ports of Savage. The community also offers a large retail base, which includes grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, retail stores, ser vice shops and, of course, locally-owned businesses. Recreational opportunities are provided through 23 city

parks, a regional park and hundreds of miles of sidewalks and trails. The area is ripe with beauty, and Savage residents know all the best ways to take advantage of the views and opportunities to be in nature. Three school districts serve Savage: Prior Lake-Savage A rea , Burns ville- Eagan-Savage an d S hakop ee . The community has one high school, one middle school and five elementary schools within its borders. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Savage 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





1,351 2010 - 2014 = 100

28,704 29,208 30,391

12.9% increase from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015

= 2,000


5 years and under 18 years and under


Between 19 and 64 years


WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

workers age 16+

26.3 min

2010 - 2014



65 years and older




9,429 Housing units, 2010 = 1,500










10.4% Foreign born Between 2010 and 2014 EDUCATION

94.8% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

42.6% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014


Homeownership rate, 2010 - 2014

91.9% Living in same house 1 year or more $246,700 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2010 - 2014 3.01 Persons per household $94,432 Median household income, 2010 - 2014 $36,932 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014 dollars Source:






MGM Wine & Spirits


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Dan Patch Days


Edina Realty - Neuman

Minnesota Harvest


State Farm - Westrum

Canterbury Park


Edina Realty - Savage/Prior Lake

Chaska Event Center


St. John The Baptist Catholic School


Savage Parks/Recreation


St. Michael Catholic School


St. Paul’s Lutheran School



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Mandinec Group


Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church


Eileen’s Colossal Cookies


St. Michael Catholic Church


Harbor Community Church


Bridgewood Church


GOVERNMENT Savage Chamber of Commerce CAP Agency

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HEALTH Children’s Dental Care


Friendship Church


Calvary Church


Living Hope Lutheran Church and School



St. Gertrude’s Health/Rehabilitation Center 31

Shakopee Chevrolet


St. Francis Regional Medical Center


Tobacco Express


Bliss Family Dental


Floors to Go


Park Dental Savage


Haferman Water Conditioning


Veil Orthodontics




Lifeforce Chiropractic


Voyageur Financial


Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic


Family Dental - Babcock & Morgan


LEISURE Mediacom






Dakotah Sports and Fitness


Meadows at Mystic Lake


Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store


Dakotah Meadows RV Park


The Grainwood Senior Living


Edina Realty - Huebener


Edina Realty -Karen Stiles/Paul Bothof


Multiventure Properties


Augustana Regent


Coldwell Burnet


Integra Telecom


Savage TV


Jodi Langhorst See Law Office & Dispute Resulution Service, PLLC


Minnesota Valley Transit Authority


Cherrywood Pointe


Touching Lives


Toby Lambert of Savage roasts her marshmallow over the fire to just her liking at the annual Savage Halloween Bash. (File Photo)


here’s more to Savage than meets the eye. Unique attractions and hidden gems throughout the city appeal to both residents and visitors. Savage’s extensive park land and open space is possibly one of its greatest features. Savage is home to 304 acres of citymanaged park lands and more than 2,400 acres of state- and county-managed park space. Its nearly two dozen parks serve as a great place to meet up with friends, play a game of kickball or softball, or host a gathering. The parks also provide plenty of opportunities for fishing, biking, walking your dog, sightseeing or simply lounging around. “As a mom, I really like the parks,” said Savage resident Erin Certain. Certain is a mother of two and enjoys taking her kids to McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center as well as McCann Park because of its proximity to her home. “We can walk there and it’s big. Not only is there the play area but there’s the running room with the field,” she said. One of Savage’s biggest attractions is the annual Dan Patch Days community festival, held at Community Park, which runs for four days in June and features live bands, food trucks, beer and wine tasting, games, inflatables and a parade. Most other weekends you can find live music at Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill and the Dan Patch American Legion in downtown Savage. Another unique attraction downtown is the historic Savage Depot, currently home to a restaurant called Flavor at the Depot, it’s a popular place to gather for a cup of

Did you know? Charles Lindbergh made a crash landing in Savage four years before his historic nonstop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.

coffee and a muffin. Another park that draws visitors from all over is MurphyHanrehan Park Reserve, which is 2,400 acres and operated by Three Rivers Park District. With its hilly terrain and unique landscape it has earned a reputation as one of the top trails in Twin Cities area for mountain biking and annually serves as a host site for The Dirt Cup: Mountain Bike Sprint Series. Looking for indoor activities? The Savage Library hosts events on an almost-daily basis, and it is home to the Savage Senior Club, the Savage Arts Council and the Heritage Room, which features a museum of historical artifacts related to Savage. Just outside Savage, in neighboring cities, you can try your luck at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel or Little Six Casino, both operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; muster up some courage and hop on a wild ride at Valleyfair amusement park; or bet on horse races at Canterbury Park.


Above - The clowns are always a hit during the annual Dan Patch Days Parade, which features several dozen participants including Mayor Janet Williams, as well as a variety of area businesses, organizations and clubs. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


Savage resident Cali Weller, 3, gets a chance to meet Anna and Elsa during the princess party at the McColl Pond ELC during 2016 Dan Patch Days. (Photo By Alex Hall)

PARKS CITY PARKS Savage Parks & Recreation 952-224-3420 Savage residents enjoy more than 440 acres of parkland and nearly 30 miles of sidewalks and trails that include amenities like bocce ball courts, skating rinks, tennis courts, and soccer and baseball fields that make life enjoyable here in Savage. Parks are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes and owners must pick up and remove animal feces. No fires are permitted except in designated areas. Also prohibited are littering, glass beverage containers, firearms, archery, hunting and trapping, tents or structures (without permission), snowmobiles, ATVs or

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motorcycles (except on roadways and in parking areas). It is unlawful to bring beer into a park in glass, kegs, barrels or other bulk tap quantities. No consumption is allowed on or within 30 feet of a roadway or parking lot within a park or on any athletic field. Schroeder’s Acres Park 12320 Boone Ave., Savage This 20-acre park has trails, three baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, playground equipment, pleasure and hockey skating rinks with a warming house and a picnic shelter. Savage Community Park 13500 Dakota Ave., Savage This park is 55 acres and includes baseball/softball fields, tennis

courts, trails, a nature area, fishing pier, a soccer field, basketball court, playground equipment, the city’s skateboard park, and pleasure and hockey skating rinks with a warming house. The McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC) is set among 10 acres of native prairie, rain gardens, butterfly gardens and mature trees within Community Park. The ELC offers an outdoor classroom and observation area. The Savage Sports Center, located in the northwest part of Community Park, is a state-of-the-art indoor athletic facility that serves youth and adult teams, as well those who wish to stay active November through April. The standard temperature in the dome is 59 degrees.

Savage Dog Park 12425 Xenwood Ave., Savage More than two fenced acres of open space complete with trees and benches gives ample room for dogs and their owners to run, explore and socialize. Residents are required to have their pet licensed by the city — a mandate for all Savage pet owners. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day and residents are expected to follow and carry with them a copy of park rules. Pet owners should bring their own water. Warren Butler Park 12758 Ottawa Ave., Savage This 26-acre park has five baseball/ softball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, soccer, picnic shelter and a pleasure skating rink with a warming house.


Above - Kids learned about geocaching during a wilderness survival camp that was held at McColl Pond. Left - Tabytha Luikens, left, dances with Stella Natvig during the Savage Library’s first-ever Disco Dance-a-rama. The Savage Library hosts almost daily events for to keep the community engaged. (Photos by Rachel Kats)

Hollywood Park 12840 Lynn Ave., Savage This small 5-acre neighborhood park offers basketball and volleyball courts, as well as playground equipment. Hidden Valley Park 5000 132nd St., Savage This 45-acre community park is unique because of its natural aesthetics and ornamental qualities. The Credit River runs through the park and offers excellent opportunities for gatherings, walking, picnicking and viewing. Amenities include a baseball/softball field, volleyball court, playground equipment, archery range and picnic shelter. Canterbury Park 13444 Inglewood Ave., Savage This 20-acre neighborhood park has a nature trail, two baseball/ softball fields, tennis courts, soccer, volleyball court, playground equipment, and pleasure and hockey skating rinks with a warming house. Trost Park 5455 137th St., Savage

Trost is a 10-acre park at that has a baseball/softball field, playground equipment, pleasure and hockey skating rinks with a warming house and picnic shelter. Loftus Park 13988 Vernon Ave., Savage Loftus is a 5-acre neighborhood park that offers a baseball/softball field, soccer, volleyball and basketball courts, and playground equipment. Glendale Park 5901 135th St., Savage Glendale Park is more than 6 acres in size. It has walking trails, horseshoe pit, a baseball/softball field, volleyball court, playground equipment and picnic shelter. The pedestrian system links to both Community Park and Trost Park. Redtail Ridge Park 15351 Hampshire Ave., Savage This is a 10.5-acre park located next to Redtail Ridge Elementary School. This park features trails, a soccer field and approximately 6 acres of wetland and natural resources.

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Leo Raas enjoys the inflatable slide at Glendale United Methodist Church’s Night to Unite party. (Photo By Rachel Kats)

River Bend Park 14347 Joppa Ave., Savage With just 5 acres, River Bend Park has a baseball/softball field, horseshoe pits, soccer, a basketball court, playground equipment and a pleasure skating rink with a warming house, picnic shelter and tot lot. O’Connell Park 5165 South Park Dr., Savage This 26 -acre park contains a trail and nature area, baseball/ sof tball fields, tennis cour ts, soccer, a basketball court, pleasure and hockey skating rinks with warming houses and picnic shelter. New playground equipment, swings and improvements trails near the playground were recently completed. Hamilton Hills Park 9000 W. 139th St., Savage Hamilton Hills is a 4-acre neighbor-

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hood park that includes a baseball/ softball field, soccer, basketball court, playground equipment and picnic shelter. Summit Pointe Park 13751 Boone Ave., Savage This 16-acre park has a trail, two baseball/softball fields, soccer, basketball, playground equipment, shelter, natural area and walking trail. Heatherton Ridge 9051 Heatherton Ridge Dr., Savage This 5-acre neighborhood park has play areas, a shelter, soccer field,

basketball court, volleyball court and trails. Woodhill Park 8901 West 138th St., Savage This 8-acre park has trails, play equipment, a soccer field, a warming house/shelter and an ice hockey rink. Eagle Creek Park 9200 Preserve Trail, Savage This 4-acre park includes a play area, shelter, basketball court, ball field and trails. McCann Park 7125 South Park Drive, Savage This 3-acre park includes trails, a

baseball/softball field, soccer field, basketball court, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Cates Lake Park 15101 Aquila Ave., Savage This small 1-acre neighborhood park has play equipment, a shelter, a half basketball court and trails. Boudins Acres Park 14655 Hampshire Ave., Savage A 5.5 acre park offers a ball field, shelter and play equipment. OTHER AREAS Eagle Creek Aquatic Management Area


Sam Kaorolyu, 10, goes to war with Gavin Fischer, 12, on the “Battle Zone” inflatable game at Dan Patch Days. Both are Savage residents. (Photo By Alex Hall)

This is a 400-foot nature corridor and walking trail along Eagle Creek with an overlook at Boiling Springs. It is cooperatively managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the city of Savage. Cates Lake Public Access This is a 4-acre site with public access to Cates Lake. It has a rustic trail and picnic area. Savage Fen Wetland Complex According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Savage Fen Wetland Complex contains one of Minnesota’s largest known calcareous fens. The

complex encompasses more than 440 acres in the northern half of Savage; 62 of which are calcareous fen. Scientists have found more than 200 different plant species in the Savage Fen, ranging from orchids and gentians to sedges and grass. Recognizing the environmental asset the Fen is to the community, the city of Savage has conducted several studies and enacted numerous policies to ensure its protection. REGIONAL PARKS Scott County Parks 952-496-8475

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park 400 W. 260th St., New Prague This 20-acre site, formerly operated as the Cedar Lake Farm and Day resort, offers shore fishing, swimming beach, picnic sites. Part of a future 300-acre regional park that will feature wetlands, Big Woods forest and 4,000 feet of shoreland, public recreation. Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park This 490-acre park in Cedar Lake Township is still undeveloped. Spring Lake Regional Park This 373-acre park on the northern shore of Spring Lake includes

off-leash dog park and trails. Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000 Cleary Lake Regional Park 18106 Texas Ave. (County Rd. 27), Prior Lake 763-694-7777 Biking, hiking, canoeing, golfing, swimming and picnicking, cross country skiing. It has 1,045 acres. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve 15501 Murphy Lake Rd. (County Rd. 75), Savage 763-694-7777 2016 - 2017 |



Savage’s Hidden Valley Elementary students spent the day exploring nature at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center. The facility is located in Community Park. (Photo By Rachel Kats)

Hiking, horseback riding, cross countr y 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

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

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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.


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ATTRACTIONS retum 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 Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 19825 Park Blvd., Jordan 952-492-6400 Savage Sports Center 13450 Dakota Ave., Savage 952-567-2095 Located in Community Park, this city-owned, climate-controlled indoor sports facility opened in November 2012. The inflatable dome area features field space, batting cages and a golf cage. PUBLIC OUTDOOR SWIMMING

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

TRAILS The city of Savage is committed to the development and maintenance of a robust park and trail system that connects communities and people. The city has more than 30 miles of paved trails and 60 miles of sidewalk that not only promote an active lifestyle but connect people and places. Whether you are walking, running, biking or inline skating, these trails are a convenient way to connect to city parks, adjoining neighborhoods and various social settings such as schools, churches and other community facilities around the Savage area. • 160th St./Fish Lake Road • County Road 42/Highway 13

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Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Woodside Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0893 Eagle Ridge Junior High 13955 Glendale Rd., Savage 952-707-2836 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

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ATTRACTIONS ANNUAL FESTIVAL Dan Patch Days is an annual festival held at Community Park in Savage, right along County Rd. 27 (between County Rd. 42 and McColl Drive), during the last weekend in June. Dan Patch was the “greatest harness horse in the history of the two-wheel sulky.� Dan Patch was born April 29, 1896, in Oxford Indiana, but was purchased in 1902 by Minneapolis businessman Marion W. Savage for the then fabulous price of $60,000. Dan Patch electrified the turf world with his record of 1:55 for the mile to set a new world mark for pacers, and had some 93,000 people gathered that day at the Minnesota State Fair grounds to witness the event. Dan Patch Days is the most anticipated family-friendly event of the year, with food vendors, games, eating contests, sporting events, a parade, fireworks and of course great musical entertainment. A group of kids harvest and weed the M.W. Savage giving garden. (Photo By Rachel Kats)

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● Weddings

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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 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


Mark Monson serves sausages during the annual Fire and Rescue Pancake Breakfast that takes place during Savage’s Dan Patch Days. (Photo by Rachel Kats)


hatever you’re craving, chances are that you’ll be able to find it in Savage with its wide variety of grocers, restaurants and specialty markets. Looking for fresh produce? Stop by the St. Paul Farmers Market, which sets up shop in downtown Savage and draws large crowds throughout the summer months. “People come from all over,” said Jerry Young, a downtown business owner. “If someone had a count it’d be really interesting to see.” It’s open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday from June until late October, in the Town Square parking lot, north of 123rd Street. It offers a wide variety of fresh produce, flowers and artisan products. “I get flowers for the office and flowers for my wife and we’ll pick up some things like onions and potatoes. I think it’s phenomenal,” Young said. “And the pricing is so spectacular.” Several restaurants and grocery stores have opened, or are opening in the coming year, creating even more options for residents. One of the new grocery stores is Fresh Thyme, Farmers Market which is a specialty retailer focusing on valuepriced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. Another coming soon is Iowa-based Hy-Vee, which offers great takeout options. New restaurants range from locally owned to franchise restaurants, so there’s something for every craving.

The Savage Fire Department hosts an annual pancake breakfast as part of Dan Patch Days. During their latest event, they served between 1,400 and 1,500 people in 4.5 hours at the Dakota Avenue Fire Station.

If you’re looking for ethnic food markets Savage has several, including the Asian Direct Oriental Food Market, Super Mercado La Loma and Swagatham India Market, and the Halal market in neighboring Burnsville provides additional options. Next door, Prior Lake has a famous bakery called Edelweiss in their downtown. Craving coffee? Savage residents have a choice between Caribou Coffee, Starbucks and Flavor at the Depot. For Young, he likes frequenting the restaurants in the downtown area including the Dan Patch American Legion, El Loro, as well as going to Culver’s with his grandkids. He said he also stops by the historic Savage Depot, home of Flavor at the Depot, on a daily basis to grab a bite to eat. “I’m there every day,” he said. “I walk across the street and get soup or something, and coffee in the morning, and a blueberry muffin.”

FOOD FARMERS MARKETS Savage Farmers Market 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, June through October Quentin Ave. and Highway 13, Savage 612-227-8101 or The Savage Farmers Market is one of 18 satellite farmers markets throughout the metro area. Shop here for produce, flowers and many other products. Prior Lake Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May-October Main Street, just off Highway 13 and County Rd. 21 The Prior Lake Farmer’s Market in downtown Prior Lake features locally grown, farm-fresh food. The market offers meats, fish, baked goods, handcrafted beverages, gourmet confections, assorted landscaping stock, fine crafts and more.

Jason McDonough of the Savage Fire Department serves syrup during the pancake breakfast at the Dakota Avenue Fire Station. (Photo By Rachel Kats)

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The Scott County Mounted Patrol wave to the crowd during the Dan Patch Days Parade. The event takes place every year in June. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


hether you’re looking to mail a letter, check out a book, get your dog licensed or attend a city council or chamber of commerce meeting, the Savage City Campus is your one-stop-shop. According to City Administrator Barry Stock, at one point Savage was only one square mile. However, in the 1970s the city expanded its borders by annexing Glendale Township to align with the Metropolitan Council’s regional planning. “The elected officials in place at that time knew that Savage was going to grow and the city was going to outgrow the buildings that they had,” Stock said. At that time they purchased land on the corner of McColl Drive and Dakota Avenue and built a City Hall and U.S. Postal Office. Since then the campus has grown right along with Savage’s population, and now is also home to the police department, Savage Chamber of Commerce, the Savage Public Library, and one of the city’s two fire stations. Since it was erected several decades ago, there have been two additions to City Hall, which is home for city council meetings and various city commission work sessions, it also houses the offices for various city departments and multiple meeting rooms for public groups to reserve. The city of Savage is governed by a city council consisting of four at-large members and the mayor who are elected to staggered four-year terms. There are also residents who make up

Did you know? The City of Savage conducts a bi-annual survey of its residents, giving them the opportunity to rate the quality of life in the city, as well as the community’s amenities, service delivery, and their satisfaction with local government. The most recent survey was conducted in Spring 2016.

a variety of city commissions, such as the planning commission and the economic development commission. Regionally, the city is in Scott County, which is governed by a five-member board of commissioners. All of Savage is included in Scott County District 5. At the state level its representatives are in the Minnesota House District 56A and Senate District 56, and on the national level it’s part of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. Savage’s children typically attend school in one of three districts. Depending on where they live, most either attend Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools (District 719), or the BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School District (District 191). A small faction of Savage kids attend the Shakopee School District (District 720). Savage is also home to a charter school, Aspen Academy, and there is a Spanish immersion early learning center located on the Savage/Prior Lake border.





6000 McColl Dr.

952-882-2660 Barry Stock, City Administrator


SAVAGE: A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE Toot! Toot! Yes, I am tooting the Savage horn. Every two years, the city conducts a community survey to provide residents the opportunity to rate the quality of life in Savage. I am very pleased to report that an overwhelming 91 percent of residents agree that Savage is a great place to live and raise kids. They like their neighborhoods. They feel safe. And they would recommend Savage to others. I have always said there are many reasons to live, work and play in Savage. The combination of great schools, safe neighborhoods, convenient location and rich history are among the many reasons why people are attracted to Savage. But what people don’t often think about are all the other aspects that make our city a livable, attractive place where people want to be. Savage has an abundance of parks and recreation offerings with 22 parks, one regional park and over 30 miles of paved and soft surface trails. From nature to athletics, the parks within Savage offer something for everyone. And it is good to see so many people using them. Eighty-eight percent of survey respondents said they used the park system in the last year, and 87 percent rated our parks good or excellent. Savage residents also value and desire a strong sense of community. Fortunately, Savage has many amenities that already exist which bring people together and help build community. One of our premier community spaces is the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC) at Savage Community Park. Each year, thousands of friends, families and neighbors gather here for free summer concerts on the patio,

or weddings, family reunions and community get-togethers like the Wine and Craft Beer tasting. This past year, an estimated 50,000 people came to the Savage Sports Center to participate in or watch a sporting event or attend a community event like the Home and Garden Show. The Savage Library is another vibrant community space that not only offers a variety of free programs for children and adults, but is also home to the Heritage Room museum, Savage Senior Club and the Savage Arts Council. And just the fact that the city encourages new housing developments to incorporate front porches and sidewalks helps build a strong sense of community and encourages neighbors to get to know each other. Savage is a growing, thriving community that just recently topped the 30,000 population milestone, yet we are still able to balance between big city conveniences and keeping a small town feel. Within just a mile or two, we have nearly everything one would need to never leave the city limits including a new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Hy-Vee grocery store and municipal liquor store, Lifetime Fitness and pool, and both Fairview and Allina Medical Clinics. At the same time, you can still see horses in a pasture and cattle grazing by the water tower. At the center of our quaint, walkable downtown is the historic Savage Depot and restaurant, which is a popular gathering place for folks heading to the weekly farmers market. This winning combination is exactly why so many people who come here, stay here. Janet Williams Mayor of Savage

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Emergency Police/Fire Fire (non-emergency) Police (non-emergency) City Hall Parks & Recreation Animal Control Building Inspections Citizen’s Comment Line Public Works Utility Services Utility Billing

911 952-882-2689 952-882-2600 952-882-2660 952-224-3420 952-894-9065 952-882-2650 952-882-2695 952-224-3400 952-224-3440 651-256-3304

CITY COUNCIL Council members serve four-year terms, with elections staggered so there is continuity from one year to the next. The mayoral term is four years.

JANET WILLIAMS Mayor 952-890-1669

MATT JOHNSON Council Member 612-875-0367

CHRISTINE KELLY Council Member 952-890-8637

Term ends Dec. 31, 2019

Term ends Dec. 31, 2019

Term ends Dec. 31, 2019

GENE ABBOTT Council Member 952-440-3250

JANE VICTOREY Council Member 952-894-2105

Term ends Dec. 31, 2017

Term ends Dec. 31, 2017

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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS All city meetings are open to the public. Live meetings are aired and played back on Savage Government TV and streamed online at Additional public, education and government programming, as well as a full calendar of meetings, may be viewed at the city’s website. The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the Thursday following regular City Council meetings. FIRST & THIRD MONDAY:

Savage City Council 7 p.m., Council Chambers


Savage City Council Work Session 7 p.m., Council Chambers



Savage Economic Development Commission 7:15 a.m., City Hall Parks/Recreation/Natural Resources Commission 7 p.m., Council Chambers

CITY DEPARTMENTS Building Inspections 952-882-2650

Human Resources/Employment 952-882-2644

City Hall 952-882-2660

Natural Resources 952-224-3441

Communications Department 952-882-2655

Parks and Recreation 952-224-3420

Elections/Voting 952-882-2642

Planning Department 952-882-2692

Engineering/Public Works Department 952-882-2671

Police Department 952-882-2600

Fire Department 952-882-2689

Report a Crime 952-445-1411 Utility Billing 952-882-2681

Members of the Savage Fire Department participated in the annual Dan Patch Days Parade. (Photo By Rachel Kats)

ORDINANCES For additional information about other ordinances, call the city offices at 952-882-2660 or visit Curfews Curfews are in place for children age 17 and younger. Those under 12 must be in by 9 p.m. on weeknights and 10 p.m. on weekends. Youth 12-14 must be in by 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends. Those who are between 15 and 17 must be in by 11 p.m. on weeknights and 12 a.m. on weekends. The restrictions apply to public streets, alleys, parks, playgrounds and other public buildings; as well as places of amusement, entertainment, or refreshment; and vacant lots. Details can be found at www. Weed and Tall Grass Control Grass that is higher than 10 inches, or weeds that have gone to seed, are a violation of city ordinance. If, after written notice, the violation is not corrected, the city may cut the weeds and bill/assess the cost against the property. Parking Parking on city streets is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m. on any day from November 1 until March 31, except as specified by designated signage or by permit. Tickets will be issued for violations. Snow Removal, Streets Plowing occurs after 2 inches of

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continual snow has accumulated. Collectors and arterial streets are plowed first, then minor arterials. Roadways not integral to traffic movement (cul-de-sacs, dead-end streets and alleys) are plowed last. Roadways are almost always plowed twice, once to clear them, a second time to widen them. Snow Removal, Sidewalks City crews remove snow from sidewalks and trails along collector streets and major roads. Other sidewalks in the city are the responsibility of the abutting property owner and must be cleared within 24 hours of a snow event of 2� or greater accumulation. Water Conservation The City of Savage encourages residents to use water wisely to ensure an adequate community supply and lower water bills, which are sent out at the end of each month. Water rates apply according to the amount of water used: Those using less than 12,000 gallons of water a month pay the lowest fees per 1,000 gallons used. The rates increase for those using 12,000 gallons or more, and increase again for those who use 16,000 gallons or more. No outdoor watering from noon to 5 p.m. Property owners with addresses ending in odd numbers may water only on odd-numbered dates while property owners with addresses ending in even numbers may water only on even numbered dates.



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

952-445-7750 As Scott County continues to lead the state in population growth, progress is evident throughout the community. Over the last several years, Scott County has managed to keep its budget in check while still investing in its residents’ future: from the acquisition of new parks and green spaces to fostering highly successful economic development 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

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


JOE WAGNER District 1 612-270-2660

TOM WOLF District 2 952-440-6805


MICHAEL BEARD District 3 952-583-7090

LUKE HENNEN Sheriff 952-496-8300

RON HOCEVAR Scott County Attorney 952-496-8415

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


JON ULRICH District 5 612-716-6724

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 Administrator Gary L. Shelton 952-496-8100 Deputy County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion 952-496-8346 Building Inspections Gail Johnson 952-496-8884 County Assessor Michael Thompson 952-496-8115 County Attorney Ron Hocevar 952-496-8240

County Engineer Tony Winiecki 952-496-8346

Facilities Management Joe Wiita 952-496-8063

Sheriff Luke Hennen 952-496-8300

County Recorder James Hentges 952-496-8438

Finance Kevin Ellsworth 952-496-8386

Surveyor James Hentges 952-496-8362

Customer Service 952-496-8150

Information Technology Greg Sorensen 952-445-7750

Veterans Services Jerry Brua 952-496-8176

Elections Lisa Shadick 952-496-8560 Employee Relations Lori Huss 952-496-8103 Environmental Services 952-496-8475

Parks & Trails Patricia Freeman 952-496-8752 Planning & Zoning Brad Davis 952-496-8654 Public Health Lisa Brodsky 952-496-8555

LIBRARIES Savage Branch Library 13090 Alabama Ave. 952-707-1770 The Savage Branch Librar y is part of the Scott County Library System, which allows librar y card-holders access to libraries in seven communities, including Belle Plaine, Prior Lake, Elko New Market, New Prague, Shakopee and Jordan.

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

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GOVERNMENT In addition, the county-wide system is par t of the greater metropolitan system — Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) — which allows library cardholders access to nearby Hennepin , Car ver an d 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 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, demographic s, 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.

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 Meetings are the fourth Monday at 4 p.m. at the Scott County Government Center.

LICENSES & DOCUMENTS MOTOR VEHICLE PLATES/ TABS, BOAT & MOTOR LICENSING/TITLE TRANSFERS Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Prior Lake-Savage License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Suite 4, Prior Lake 952-447-8817 Driver’s License Renewals See above list or visit DRIVER’S EXAMS MN Driver’s License Exam Station 2070 Cliff Rd., Eagan 651-688-1870 LIQUOR & TOBACCO LICENSES/CHARITABLE GAMBLING PERMITS City of Savage 6000 McColl Dr. 952-882-2660 Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Scott County does these for the unincorporated areas. HUNTING/FISHING LICENSES Prior Lake License Bureau 14033 Commerce Ave., Prior Lake 952-447-8817

Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150 Sporting goods and convenience stores also sell these licenses. PASSPORTS, BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES, MARRIAGE LICENSES Scott County Government Center 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee 952-496-8150

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 service to the city of Savage, as well as Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Prior Lake, Rosemount and Shakopee. MVTA offers circulator and commuter bus service. For more information, visit

Dial-A-Ride/SmartLink Transit This is a shared-ride transit service , p rovide d by S mar tLink Transit, and is available only by reser vation . 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 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 free parking. Learn more at www. 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. Express Service 490, 493 952-882-7500 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 Ros. 16 & 17 Routes: 490, 493, 496 (community circulator), SmartLink

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

Savage Post Office 6100 McColl Dr., Savage 952-707-0857 55378

SCHOOL DISTRICT 191 Savage, Precinct 1 St. John the Baptist Church 4625 W. 125th St.


Savage, Precinct 2 Glendale United Methodist Church 13550 Glendale Rd.

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, PRIMARY & GENERAL ELECTIONS Savage Precinct 1 St. John the Baptist Church 4625 W. 125th St. Precinct 2 Glendale United Methodist Church 13550 Glendale Rd. Precinct 3 Savage City Hall 6000 McColl Dr. Precinct 4 Harriet Bishop Elementary School 14400 O’Connell Rd. Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Precinct 6 Bethesda Church 15033 Hwy. 13 Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St. Precinct 8 O’Connell Fire Station 14321 O’Connell Rd.

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Savage, Precinct 3 Savage City Hall 6000 McColl Dr. Savage, Precinct 4 Harriet Bishop Elementary School 14400 O’Connell Rd. Kaiya Hirano, 7, of Savage and firefighter Brian Huttner spray the hose together. “Fire safety is about staying safe, and trying not to light matches in the house unless it’s your birthday,” said Hirano. (File Photo)

Precinct 9 Redtail Ridge Elementary School 15200 New Hampshire Ave. SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS SCHOOL DISTRICT 719 Savage, Precinct 3 Savage City Hall 6000 McColl Dr. Savage, Precinct 4 Harriet Bishop Elementary School 14400 O’Connell Rd. Savage, Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC. 13550 Dakota Ave. Savage, Precinct 6 Bethesda Church 15033 Hwy. 13 Savage, Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St. Savage, Precinct 8 O’Connell Fire Station 14321 O’Connell Rd. Prior Lake, Precinct 1 Prior Lake City Hall

4646 Dakota St. S.E. Prior Lake, Precinct 2 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 5634 Luther Rd. S.E. Prior Lake, Precinct 3 Prior Lake Baptist Church 5690 Credit River Rd., S.E. Prior Lake, Precinct 4 Friendship Church 17741 Fairlawn Ave. Prior Lake, Precinct 5 Fire Station No. 2 3906 Station Place N.W. Prior Lake, Precinct 6A Holy Cross Church 14085 Pike Lake Trail N.E. Prior Lake, Precinct 6B Living Hope Lutheran Church 8600 Horizon Dr. Prior Lake, Precinct 7 Shepherd of the Lake Church 3611 North Berens Rd. N.W. Cedar Lake Township, Sand Creek & Spring Creek Townships Spring Lake Town Hall 20381 Fairlawn Ave.

Savage, Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Savage, Precinct 6 Bethesda Church 15033 Hwy. 13 Savage, Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St. Savage, Precinct 8 O’Connell Fire Station 14321 O’Connell Rd. SCHOOL DISTRICT 720 The Shakopee precincts are the same as those used in primary and general elections. In addition, the following are school district polling places: Jackson, Louisville and Sand Creek Townships Jackson Township Hall 1091 W. 130th St. Savage, Precinct 5 McColl Pond ELC 13550 Dakota Ave. Savage, Precinct 7 Bridgewood Church 6201 W. 135th St. Prior Lake, Precinct 4 Friendship Church 17741 Fairlawn Ave.


DAN HALL (R-56)* 651-296-5975 HOUSE 651-296-2146 |

DREW CHRISTENSEN (R-56A) 651-296-4212

Several flags fly outside the American Legion in downtown Savage. (Photo by Rachel Kats)



AMY KLOBUCHAR (D) 612-727-5220 MARK DAYTON (D) Governor 651-201-3400

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

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

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

AL FRANKEN (D) 651-221-1016


JOHN KLINE (R-2ND DISTRICT)* 952-808-1213 * Term ends Dec. 31, 2016 2016 - 2017 |



Students from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District participate in the Doggie Dash 5K. The fundraising event was sponsored by the Burnsville High School National Honor Society in an effort to raise funds for the Prior Lake based non-profit Pets Loyal 2 Vets. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


few years ago, Savage became the first community in Scott County to adopt “The Healthy Eating and Active Living Community” resolution. At the time it was only the third town in Minnesota to do so. Since then the Savage City Council has continued to live up to its declaration by implementing policies to promote healthy living, such as drastically shortening the list of public places in which you can use electronic cigarettes, and prohibiting smoking in public parks. It also offers plenty of amenities that can keep you active and boost your cardio. “The city provides an extensive park system which includes both neighborhood parks and an interconnected trail system,” City Administrator Barry Stock said, adding “the city also has an extensive sidewalk network.” The city’s trail system is a great for walkers, bikers, runners, cross country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Swimmers can take advantage of the pool at Lifetime Fitness for a small fee through a partnership with the city. There are also multiple fitness centers that call Savage home, from large complexes to compact gyms. Several events are held annually to promote healthy living from golf tournaments to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The torch run offers a timed 5K time race for serious runners, followed by a more leisurely fun run for families. The Savage Parks and Recreation department also offers a variety of programs designed to keep residents active and involved throughout the year, such as summer sports camps for kids, and pickleball and bocce ball leagues for adults. During

Did you know? There are 28 miles of paved trails and 58 miles of sidewalks in Savage, perfect for walking, jogging and biking.

the winter months everyone is invited to open walk and jogging times at the Savage Sports Center. Even the healthiest among us get sick or hurt from time to time, fortunately, Savage has a variety of health care providers and dentists to choose from, including general practitioners, sports therapists, mental health professionals and optometrists, as well as some alternative therapy options, such as chiropractors and massages therapists. Nearby hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee and Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. “We have good coverage with both Park Nicollet and Allina Clinics in town as well as close proximity to Burnsville,” Stock said. This year the Allina Emergency Medical Services Eagle Valley Base renewed its lease and upgraded its facility, ensuring that there will be emergency responders located right here in Savage for several years to come.

HEALTH HEALTH & WELLNESS HOSPITALS Fairview Ridges Hospital 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville 952-892-2000 Mayo Clinic Health Systems 301 Second St. N.E., New Prague 952-758-4431 St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 MEDICAL CLINICS Allina Health Savage Clinic 6350 W. 143rd St., #102, Savage 952-428-0200 Allina Medical Clinic Shakopee 1601 St. Francis Ave., #100, Shakopee 952-428-3535

Tim Robinson of Savage and his dog Strider participate in the Burnsville High School National Honor Society’s Doggie Dash 5K. (Photo By Rachel Kats)



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A BMX biker demonstrates his skills during Dan Patch Days 2016. (Photo By Alex Hall)

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Nearly a dozen adults met at the Savage Library to learn about Claude Monet and make impressionistic works of their own as part of the Hands On! Art Exploration for Adults classes. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


sk around and you’ll find that there is a wide variety of opportunities for leisure within Savage. From biking to shopping, fishing to skiing, residents have a multitude of options to choose from, regardless of the season. There’s no doubt that Savage has plenty of assets, but perhaps its greatest is its parks and trails, which include 22 city-managed parks and one regional park. In total, over one-third of Savage is park land and open space. “It is clear that residents of Savage love their parks,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Greg Boatman. Based on the results of Savage’s 2016 bi-annual community survey, 88 percent of respondents indicated that they visited a city park. It’s anticipated that in the next 10 to 15 years Savage will be fully developed, and Boatman said the Parks and Rec Department is currently using an upcoming study’s results to plan for future needs. “By planning now, we hope to achieve a sustainable park system which meets the ever-changing recreation needs of our city,” he said. Community Park is an example of a park that has continued to evolve to meet the wants and needs of the residents. It is both one of the largest and one of the most popular parks, and annually hosts Dan Patch Days in June. It is home to softball fields, a

Did you know? Over one-third of Savage is parks and open space. playground, tennis courts and bocce ball courts, as well as the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center, which hosts a weekly concert series in the summer. The Savage Sports Center is also located in Community Park and is available year round. During the fall, winter and spring the dome is raised making it a great place to partake in a game of flag football, perfect your soccer skills or golf swing, or simply meet up with friends for a walk around the track, regardless of the season. “The Sports Center is available to the public for daily activities, facility rental for athletic practices and events, along with hosting birthday parties or other appropriate private use,” Boatman said. Another popular park, which is located in south Savage, is the Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. Operated by Three Rivers Park District, it is largely undeveloped except for trails, which include opportunities for walkers, bikers, horses, snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. The park also contains Murphy Lake, which offers fishing opportunities for local residents. Anglers can also test the waters off the pier at McColl Pond, or can do some trout fishing in Eagle Creek, which is one of the last self-sustaining trout streams in the metro area. Still can’t find something to do? Let the city of Savage’s Parks and Recreation department take the lead, as it offers all kinds of year-round activities for kids and adults alike.

LEISURE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMING ARTS Dakota Valley Symphony Burnsville Performing Arts Center 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Minnesota Valley Chorus Prior Lake Players South of the River Community Band 651-307-8492 South Metro Chorale Stages Theatre Kids learned fundamental skills of floor hockey using small group activities, scrimmages and games during a four-day program at Woodhill Park. (Photo By Rachel Kats)




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4-H CLUBS U of M Extension – Scott County 7151 190th St. W., Jordan 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 Cub Scout Pack 239 unithome.aspx?UID=11408

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ADULT SPORTS HORSEBACK RIDING MN Valley Riders Saddle Club KICKBALL Savage Park & Rec Dept. SNOWMOBILING Savage Sno Pacers WATER SKIING Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team

YOUTH SPORTS BAC – Burnsville Athletic Club Burnsville Fire Soccer Club Burnsville/MN Valley Figure Skating Club P.L.A.Y. – Prior Lake Athletics for Youth Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association Prior Lake Soccer Club South Metro Storm Swim Club For more clubs/organizations, contact the Savage Parks and Recreation Department at 952-224-3400.

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“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 Count y for the water — specifically, Prior Lake. For close to 100 years, between 1879 and the 1960s, resorts thrived on Prior Lake as commercial and recreation centers. They offered amenities such as boats, housekeeping services, ice, local farm produce for purchase, and sandy beaches. Some of the larger resorts offered extra benefits like

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who operated a farm and grist mill there. Later, his descendants publicized the site as a tourist attraction, installing a park, benches, and picnic tables around it. For many years, visitors came to see this natural wonder in action. Though it is no longer a tourist destination, Boiling Springs is still active and continues to garner local interest. To learn more about these and other Scott County tourist attractions, past and present, visit the Scott County Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Wish You Were Here: Tourism in Scott County.” The exhibit opened on Sept. 22, 2016 and runs through August 2018. This exhibit features incredible photos and artifacts, along with hands-on activities and Instagram hot spots. The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South in Shakopee. For more information, call us at 952445-0378 or visit us online at

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LIVING Tricia Haynes of Tricia and The Toonies performs on the patio at the McColl Pond ELC as part of the 2016 Music in the Park series. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


here are so many reasons to live, work and play in Savage. Within the past decade Savage has made numerous “Best Of” lists, including being named among the Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, and among the Best Affordable Suburbs in the nation by BusinessWeek. Savage recently hit the 30,000 population milestone, and continues to grow and thrive. More than 10 new single family, townhome and apartment projects are currently underway and several new commercial developments are attracting retail and entertainment businesses that help to create a community that is livable, attractive and a place where people want to be. There is also an active religious community that calls Savage home, including several Christian churches, one non-traditional spiritual center and one Buddhist monastery. “Savage is recognized as a community where families can live well for less and enjoy top schools, low crime, quality parks and recreation facilities, and reasonable commutes,” said Savage Parks and Recreation Manager Greg Boatman. Conveniently located between two major transportation routes, Highway 169 and Interstate 35W, residents and visitors can easily check out neighboring attractions like Canterbury Park, Valley Fair and Mystic Lake. Savage is also fortunate to have a number of unique environmental amenities within its boundaries including the

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Savage Parks and Recreation Manager Minnesota River as the northern border for the city, the 500 acre Savage Fen Wetland Complex which contains some of the largest calcareous fens in the state, Eagle Creek, one of the last Brown Trout streams in the metro area, and Boiling Springs, a historical landmark. “Savage’s greatest asset, however, is the people who live and work here,” Boatman said. “Hundreds of residents volunteer in city-sponsored programs and on advisory boards; many more take an active role in community life by donating their time through local churches, schools, civic groups and other organizations.”

LIVING BURNSVILLE EAGAN-SAVAGE ISD 191 The Savage community is served, mainly, by two school districts: Independent School District (ISD) 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) and ISD 719 (Prior Lake-Savage Area). A small portion of Savage is served by the Shakopee School District ISD 720. Bloomington ISD 271 also serves a small part of the city, but there are no homes in the area. Board of Education The Board of Education governs ISD 191. There are seven directors on the board, elected at-large. Terms overlap to ensure continuity of board membership. A Burnsville Senior High School Student Council member represents interests of students on the board, but does not have voting privileges. All board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held, with few exceptions, at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Senior Campus, upper level, Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville. Public notice is given if the time, date and/or location changes, as well as if a special meeting is called. Meetings are also cablecast live in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage. Check with your cable provider for the correct channel. Board meetings can also be viewed on the district’s website at www. Daniel W. Luth Chair Term expires 2018 Abigail Alt Vice Chair Term expires 2018 Jim Schmid Clerk Term expires 2018 Sandra Mackall

Treasurer Term expires 2016 Bob VandenBoom Director Term expires 2018 Dr. DeeDee Currier Director Term expires 2016 Ron Hill Director Term expires 2016 Charlie Green Student Representative FACILITIES Burnsville High School 600 E. Hwy. 13, Burnsville 952-707-2100

Savage resident Sophia Muir, 6, goes for a pony ride outside the McColl Pond ELC at the 2016 Dan Patch Days celebration. (Photo By Alex Hall)

Burnsville Senior Campus 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. 952-707-6040

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Burnsville Alternative High School 2140 Diffley Rd., Eagan 952-707-4020 Eagle Ridge Middle School 13955 Glendale Rd., Savage 952-707-2800 John Metcalf Middle School 2250 Diffley Rd., Burnsville 952-707-2400 Joseph Nicollet Middle School 400 E. 134th St., Burnsville 952-707-2600 Edward D. Neill Elementary 13409 Upton Ave. S., Burnsville 952-707-3100 Gideon Pond Elementary 613 E. 130th St., Burnsville 952-707-3000 Harriet Bishop Elementary 14400 O’Connell Rd., Savage 952-707-3900 Hidden Valley Elementary 13875 Glendale Rd., Savage 952-707-3800 Marion W. Savage Elementary

Rahn Elementary 4424 Sandstone Dr., Eagan 952-707-3600 Sioux Trail Elementary 2801 River Hills Dr., Burnsville 952-707-3300 Sky Oaks Elementary 100 E. 134th St., Burnsville 952-707-3700 Vista View Elementary 13109 County Rd. 5, Burnsville 952-707-3400 William Byrne Elementary 11608 River Hills Dr., Burnsville 952-707-3500 Diamondhead Education Center 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville 952-707-4112 SPECIAL PROGRAMS Early Education and Learning Readiness 952-707-4150 Childcare for children age birth to 5 as well as programs for parents of children, age birth to 5, with

the goal that children and parents will grow, learn, discover and enjoy each other. Project KIDS Child Care 952-707-4150 Child care offered before- and after-school is available at all elementary schools in the district. The program also offers infant,, toddler, preschool Project KIDS, Tiny Tots preschool program and a kindergarten readiness program. Youth Enrichment 952-707-4150 Educational enrichment courses, sports and recreation, and special tours are available outside the school day. Also offers The EDGE summer program for 6-9th graders. FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS ISD 191 District Offices 100 River Ridge Ct., Burnsville 952-707-2000 Joe Gothard Superintendent 952-707-2005

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LIVING Cindy Amoroso Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning 952-707-2080 Stacey Sovine Human Resources Administrator 952-707-2010 Lisa Rider Business Manager 952-707-2050 Ruth Dunn Director of Communications 952-707-2020 Stacie Stanley Director of Equity and Integrated Student Services 952-707-2008 Glenn Simon Director of Operations and Properties 952-707-2035

PRIOR LAKE SAVAGE ISD 719 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools ser ve Prior Lake, portions of Savage and several townships south of Prior Lake. Roughly 7,000 students are enrolled in the district’s 13 schools. In addition to the variety of curriculum choices available, the school district prides itself on its community partnerships, and focus on environmental and service learning opportunities. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0000 Prior Lake School Board Th e Prior L ake-Savage A rea School Board is the school district’s governing body. It is composed of seven members, each of whom is a district resident elected by voters. The terms are staggered, with elections conducted

A pre-K student tries out the rope-net pyramid at Hidden Valley Elementary School’s new playground. (Photo By Rachel Kats) in November of even-numbered years. The first School Board meeting of each month is at 7 p.m. The second meeting of each month is at 6 p.m. and is reserved for board study sessions, which are open to the public. School Board meetings and study sessions are held at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St., Prior Lake. For meeting dates, visit Citizens who wish to address the

School Board on an agenda item may do so at the discretion of, and with advance notification of, the School Board Chairperson. Current board members are: Stacey Ruelle Chair Term expires 2018 Todd Sorensen Vice Chair

• 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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LIVING tsorensen@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2018 Dan White Clerk/Treasurer Term expires 2016 Melissa Enger Director Term expires 2016 Ben Hanson Director bhanson@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2018 Chad Rittenour Director crittenour@priorlake-savage.k12. Term expires 2016 Richard Wolf Director Term expires 2018

Maddie Theisen Student Representative 952-226-0000 Term expires 2016 School Board Mailing Address 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake, MN 55372 FACILITIES District Services Center 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0000 Prior Lake High School 7575 W. 150th St., Savage 952-226-8600 Hidden Oaks Middle School 15855 Fish Point Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0700 Twin Oaks Middle School 15860 Fish Point Rd. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0500 Five Hawks Elementary 16620 Five Hawks Ave. S.E., Prior Lake 952-226-0100

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Edgewood School 5304 WestWood Dr., Prior Lake 952-226-0900 Early Childhood 952-226-0950

Circle of Friends Preschool 952-226-0956 SAGE Academy (School for the Advancement of Gifted Education) 952-226-0400 The SAGE Academy at WestWood Elementary is available to qualified students in grades 3,4 and 5. SAGE teachers are well versed in differentiation and curriculum modification for high-ability learners.

STARS Alternative Learning Program 952-226-0500 The STARS program at Twin Oaks Middle School is available to all qualified students in grades 7-8. STARS class sizes are small with curriculum that is closely integrated with middle school core classes. STARS is designed to reach all learners, especially those who struggle in the traditional school setting.


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Anonymous Tip Line 952-226-0005 Communications and Media Relations 952-226-0014 Human Resources 952-226-0020 Dr. Teri Staloch Superintendent 952-226-0010

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avage has seen an economic revival over the last few years and the increased business development shows few signs of slowing. “We are seeing a resurgence of retail in our area. Empty retail space is filling quickly with a wide variety of businesses,” said President of the Savage Chamber of Commerce Anne Masis. “Savage has been recognized by several national publications as one of the top places to live, so it’s only natural that businesses are also drawn to the area.” Currently Savage has a strong mix of big-box stores and nationally known chains, as well as several locally-owned businesses. Specifically in the downtown area, you can find a variety of unique shops, selling anything from antiques to musical instruments, and baseball cards to beautiful art. On County Road 42 and you can find high-end fashion, an iconic garden center, electronics stores and a second-hand clothing shop, just to name a few. Sprinkled elsewhere throughout Savage are sporting goods stores, tobacco shops, hardware stores and auto parts stores. The closest mall is Burnsville Center, which is just minutes from the eastern Savage border. Within the next year, Savage will see the opening of nearly a dozen new businesses. These new businesses provide a variety of

Did you know? The business in Savage with the highest market value for tax purposes is Cargill, with a value of over $24 million.

goods and services, fulfilling the demands for additional grocery options, health care providers and services, veterinarian services, retail and dining options, and the list goes on. “Also, watch for a kickboxing gym, dental offices, and new daycare centers,” Masis said. Savage is also home to many large companies and manufacturers, such as Cargill, Fabcon and Continental Machines, and there are two main areas where manufacturers are located in Savage: the Eagle Creek Industrial Park off of Highway 13 South, and the Highway 13 West corridor adjacent to downtown Savage. Several businesses also benefit from the Ports of Savage, which allows companies to transport their products via the Minnesota River.

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LOCAL BUSINESS THRIVING IN SAVAGE It’s been another busy year for the Savage Chamber of Commerce in 2016, and we anticipate that 2017 will be even busier. If you have driven through Savage lately, it’s likely that you’ve seen some exciting changes happening. There are new residential areas being developed, along with several new businesses opening their doors in Savage. In 2016, Savage’s population reached 30,000, which shows that Savage is a growing and thriving community and continues to be a very desirable location for families and businesses. Over the last few years, Savage has been recognized by several national publications as one of the best places to live. Our city is a great place for people to raise families, as it is reasonably priced, has low crime rates, top rated schools, great

Anne Masis park facilities, and is close to the Twin Cities. It is a great place for people to work, live and play! You may have noticed some new housing developments around town. Big Sky Estates is the development that will be phased in at the Prior Lake Aggregates site as gravel operations move south of County Road 44. Providence is the first phase of the development along County Roads 27 and 16. Several other new housing

developments continue to take shape as our population grows. If you’ve driven along County Road 42 lately, you’ve probably noticed that we are getting some new retail, as well as buildings and storefronts that have been vacant are now filling up quickly. There has been quite a buzz about two new grocery stores that have come to town. Hy-Vee will be opening their doors in the spring of 2017, and Fresh Thyme opened in August. We’ve seen a resurgence of retail in the area, especially along County Road 42. Joining the line up of our great restaurants in Savage will be Billy G’s and Noodles & Co. Several other businesses will be opening their doors along County Road 42, as well as on the corner of County Road 42 and Highway 13. Mark your calendars for Dan

Patch Days – June 22-25, 2017. The DPD Board of Directors and Committee are already hard at work planning another exceptional celebration for 2017. We highly encourage residents and businesses to get involved! For more information on sponsorship, volunteering, or getting involved, please contact the Savage Chamber at 952-894-8876. Savage continues to be a great community to do business, to live in, and to visit. We encourage you to stop by the Savage Chamber and learn how you can get your business involved and how you can connect with your community. We encourage you to shop local and support our area businesses! Anne Masis Savage Chamber of Commerce President

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PETS Lauren Janisch holds Bobbie, a Pug and Boston Terrier mix, during the annual Service Day Saturday in Savage. Luv Me Again Animal Rescue was on site to highlight adoptable dogs and provide information to prospective pet owners. (Photo By Rachel Kats)


ith two off-leash dog parks, open green spaces, nearly two dozen parks, endless trails, as well as relatively mild temperatures, there’s a lot for any canine resident of Savage to be happy about. “These trails are awesome,” said Savage resident and dog owner Ericka Miller. “Being able to just walk out my door and bring my dogs for walks is pretty amazing, and there’s a couple of dog parks nearby.” One of Savage’s two off-leash dog parks is located near Highway 13 West Frontage Road and Xenwood Avenue and within walking distance from the Hamilton District and downtown residential areas. The park is free to use and consists of more than two acres of fenced-in area with a small and large dog section. The second off-leash park is located at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. It opened in 2015 and is three acres in size. It features a fully fenced site with double gate entrances, a water and dog wash station for spring, summer and fall, and an automated pay station. Cat owners, as well as those who live with more unusual pets benefit from living in Savage as well, since there are a plethora businesses that cater to our furry friends including veterinarians, groomers, kennel/pet-sitters and pet supply and food stores. There are also annual events that cater to pets, including DoggiePalooza, which offers a business expo, as well as contests including best trick, best dressed, Frisbee catch, and

owner/dog look-alike. During the event there is also an agility course and a police K-9 and obedience demonstrations. Carver-Scott Humane Society in Chaska, Saving the Strays in New Prague and Protecting Paws Animal Rescue in Prior Lake, all serve the Savage area with pet rescue and rehoming. 4 Paws Animal Control serves the city under contract, and Savage is also home to Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs), a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that provides people with disabilities exceptionally skilled assistance dogs, as well as diabetic alert dogs.

LICENSE INFORMATION 952-882-2600 Dog licenses are required and must be renewed annually. No license will be issued unless the owner can provide documentation that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. The dog license fee is $15; $10 if spayed or neutered. Also, animals are not allowed to run at large and may be impounded if picked up. Feces left by an animal on any public or private property (other than his own) must be removed immediately. Not more than three dogs and/or three cats are allowed per household.

LOST PET Animal Control (4 Paws) 952-894-9065 Impound Information 952-894-9065



Big Fish Works

Bliss Family Dental

12925 Eagle Creek Parkway Savage, MN 55378 952-445-3333

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Voyageur Financial

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

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

Wings Financial Credit Union 14411 Hwy 13 Savage, MN 55378 952-997-8000, ext. 6104

Eckart Dental

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

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

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

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

300 First Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1352 301 El Dorado Dr. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2021

Happy Healthy Family Chiropractic 4201 Dean Lakes Parkway, #140 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-402-9355


169 Eldorado Dr. Alphabet Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-5655 Junction

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White Funeral Home .

ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525

Golden Ridge Stables

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

Lakeville Area Arts Center



Jordan Dental Care

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


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

Edelweiss Bakery

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

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

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies


VFW Club/Prior Lake

Klein Bank

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

Swanke Financial Group 6867 Boudin Ave. N.E., #2 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-997-8900

6880 Boudin St. N.E., #185 Prior Lake, MN 952-226-2253 16306 Main Ave. S.E. Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6208

HOME SERVICES Quality Heating & Air Services Inc. 12912 Ventura Ct., #21 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-403-1110

C Mr. Handyman

Fairview Clinics

Simon’s Flooring & Design

Quality Green


The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center

551 W. 78th St., #213 Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-777-8849 900 230th St. E. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-3005

Radloff & Weber Blacktopping

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

INSURANCE Erik Westrum State Farm Insurance Agency

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

Nick Atkinson Agency, Inc.

14180 Commerce Ave. N.E., #107 Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-6999

Oak Tree Insurance

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

MEDICAL Busse & Reid, LLC

14162 Commerce Ave. N.E., #400 Prior Lake, MN 55372 612-424-1886

Fairview Clinics

5725 Loftus Ln. Savage, MN 55378 952-226-9500

Fairview Clinics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link Lumber

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

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

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

10000 Great Plains Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-445-6555

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Savage Lifestyle Guide  

Savage Minnesota Lifestyle Guide provided by the Savage Pacer ( 2016-17.

Savage Lifestyle Guide  

Savage Minnesota Lifestyle Guide provided by the Savage Pacer ( 2016-17.