Shakopee in Mass Media

Shakopee has been referenced numerous times in magazines, news, television shows, and movies. Below are some of those references.

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  • On October 24, 1911, President William H. Taft visited Shakopee, stopping at the Shakopee Depot.
  • The water tower on Tenth Avenue and Fuller Street was so unique when it was installed, it was featured in the December 1946 edition of Popular Mechanics.
  • Scenes from Little Big League (1994) were filmed at Valleyfair amusement park. (Source: IMDB)
  • Scenes from the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) were filmed in Shakopee.
  • On May 12, 2000, President Bill Clinton visited Shakopee to deliver a speech on American trade with China.
  • Correspondents from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart visited Shakopee to record a segment about the women’s prison fence, which aired on March 7, 2006. (Source: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Web site)
  • The movie Cars (2006) mentions going to Shakopee for the “Crazy Days.” (Source: Shakopee Valley News). In the 1960s, Shakopee had a Krazy Days.
  • Saturday Night Live featured two sketches from fictional radio station B108FM, which broadcast out of Shakopee. The sketch on March 3, 2012 highlighted school closings in Shakopee due to a snowstorm. The sketch on January 19, 2013 highlighted a flu outbreak.