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1893: Shakopee Courier

Feb. 2, 1893

BRONZE TURKEYS for sale, live ones, three females, one male. Geo. Allen, 4th street, Shakopee.

Kohler & Schwartz dry goods store got afire Saturday behind the counter, but was soon put out by the clerks before it spread, luckily. No particular damage.

The piano for Weiland opera hall arrived and was put in place yesterday–and Pete Philipp whose reputation is at stake points with pride to it, while we downstairs, can prove its good tone.

A sleighing party of ladies and gents connected with the insurance society known as the Workmen, drove to Bloomington 14 miles last Saturday night, returning about midnight. It proved a night long to be remembered, as any one may fancy riding 28 miles after dark with thermometer ranging all the way from 6 to 16 below zero, with snow drifts. Dr. Smith who made two trips over the same route that “beautiful moonlight night” says it was with one exception the worst drifted time he has experienced this winter, and as we all know Dr. Smith knows, because Dr. Smith goes.

Feb. 9, 1893

Trains were behind Monday morning on account of snow drifts afar off.

A big chimney fire threatening the destruction of the ill fated Spearman residence, occurred about 9 o’clock last night; but through the efforts of O.S. Brown, Mayor Weiland and others, the fire was put out.

Feb. 16, 1893

D. H. Brown intends closing his photograph gallery here April 15th.

Mrs. Pope has got a carpet loom and hereafter people will not have to leave town to get their carpets woven.

The packing house of Shakopee has paid 9 cents for dressed hogs this week. How’s that for hog raising, as a paying industry.

Feb. 23, 1893

Two sleigh loads of school boys and girls took a sleigh ride to Jordan and back yesterday afternoon.

Miss Georgie Crist has finished a course in stenography and typewriting and has secured a desirable situation with a firm in St. Paul.

Fighting on the streets is not so popular as it used to be “away back.” One attempt at it was stopped by order of Mayor Weiland, on Monday, and the parties arrested.

The trees in the grove opposite Holmes street across the river, are so rapidly disappearing that the name of “grove” thereaway will soon be a relic of the past. Oh! “Woodman spare,” &c.

4 coopers lately came from Jordan to work in the shops here, which makes 15 working here now.

Peter Mueller the shoemaker has about closed up his business here, and will soon depart for South Dakota.

1893: Scott County Argus

Feb. 2, 1893

John Gordon is to receive from Minneapolis this week three young trotters which he will forthwith proceed to instruct in the way they should go to win the stakes.

There is some prospect of an extemporized chess club getting together to play a game by telephone with a certain Minneapolis club which has expressed a desire to play such a game. The event would prove an interesting one and should it occur there is no doubt but that our amateurs could give the city chaps quite a hard rub in the melee.

An interesting sight, and of late years a rare one, was the appearance of a yoke of well trained oxen on our streets Monday. The slow steady patient gait brought back to many minds thoughts of the toils and pleasures of the “early” days in Minnesota’s wilderness or during the grand old days down East. The ox, flail, cradle (grain), spinning wheel, and many other objects so familiar to the eye a few short years ago are now fading into the past with a rapidity that is startling to the thinking mind.

H. F. Gross is preparing to ship his wonderful seed picture of Bartholdi Statue to the World’s Fair. It is worthy of a place in Minnesota’s exhibit.

A match and postage stamp, or other scrap of paper, became ignited under Kohler & Schwartz’s grocery counter, Saturday evening, and caused the fire department to be called out. Damages four mills.

John Merten the cigar manufacturer occupying part of the Thiem building for some time past, is making a week’s visit to St. Cloud. It is rumored that when he returns he will be accompanied by a blushing bride.

Feb. 9, 1893

Mr. Peter Miller will sell out in Shakopee next Wednesday at public auction. He is going to Hartford, South Dakota, to locate.

The Star Kegel Club, or about twenty-six members of that erstwhile famous organization, bowled last Thursday evening for a prize in the shape of a gold watch. Out of a possible 300 pins Peter Plummen poked down 206 thus winning the spoils.

On Monday evening the guests of the Occidental Hotel passed unscathed through a genuine fire alarm. A man went to bed and, it seems, proceeded to woo the drowsy god of sleep by the aid of his faithful meerschaum. Soon he was securely locked in the arms of Morpheus. But not so his pipe. It became restless and began to look about for some amusement. Spying the attractive colors of a new quilt is resolved to pay it a visit. It did so, and when the man awoke shortly after he took action immediately. He rushed down stairs and out in a temperature of 20° below and half way up to Dierberger’s barn in terror and his robe de nuit, carrying the blazing quilts with him. The whole house was aroused but on discovering the cause and effect of the affair concluded that they were more scared than hurt. The principal actor in the scene was around town Tuesday inquiring into the price of bedding.

Feb. 16, 1893

J. A. Dean extracted twelve teeth with pain last Tuesday afternoon, said teeth coming from the jaws of as many horses. Gas was not administered in a single case. Mr. Dean is acquiring quite a reputation as a skillful veterinary dentist.

John Gordan has removed to Eagle Creek to take charge of the Evans stock farm.

Messrs. H. C. Newcomb and A. J. Grafenstatt have formed a partnership to deal in farm machinery of all kinds. They cordially ask an examination of their goods and prices before buying elsewhere.

The engine room of the mill has been completely renovated during the last week, and now looks as bright as a new dollar. A neat hard pine oiled floor has been laid and the walls treated to a coat of paint and whitewash, making a highly appreciated improvement in that department.

Feb. 23, 1893

The mill received a new ten-horse power Westinghouse engine yesterday which will be used in running the elevator adjoining.

John Gutenberg has added much, both in appearance and convenience, to his meat market on Holmes street, by the construction of a new and commodious refrigerator. The partition in the rear of the shop has been removed and a hard pine floor laid, and altogether his place of business shows the proper spirit of progressiveness.

Jos. Hirscher has now in process of construction a sideboard which, for beauty of design and elaborateness and skill in workmanship, could not be well excelled. It is six feet in length, stands about seven feet in height, and the whole is covered with most beautiful and unique carvings executed in the solid oak. In fact, it fully bears out the more than local reputation which that progressive firm has earned in this line of work in the past, and anyone who enjoys looking at a beautiful piece of work would be well repaid for a visit to their shop within the next few days.

1918: Shakopee Tribune

Feb. 1, 1918

NOTICE. I will saw lumber at the John Weckman place. Anyone who wishes to bring logs to be sawed, bring them soon. J. C. Weckman.

The fire department was called to Bieren home, near the Minnesota stove foundry last Friday, to extinguish a small blaze on the roof. The fire was caused by a spark from the chimney. Little damage resulted.

Owing to the Government ruling, not allowing any shows on Tuesdays, “The Dream” will be staged at the opera house on Monday evening, February 11, instead of February 12, as was first stated. The play is a three act comedy, given by the young ladies of St. Rose society and is full of laughs and merriment. Seats on sale at Strunk’s drugstore. No extra charge for reserved seats. Show begins at 8:15. You will want to be there.

The ladies of the Home Economics Club are taking instructions in “First Aid.” The meetings are held in the courthouse every Wednesday evening at eight o’clock. Dr. H. W. Reiter is the instructor.


 

Repair Week

February 4 to 8 is to be Repair Week in the Manual Department of the High School. If you have a broken piece of furniture, a picture frame to be mended, knives to be sharpened, or repair work of almost any description, send it up to the High School next week.

No charges will be made for any of the work, but where glue, stain, varnish, etc., is required, there will be a charge of a few cents to cover the cost of the material used.

D. B. Tibbets
Manual Training Instructor.

Feb. 8, 1918

Man Hurt In Runaway Accident. Last Tuesday evening while George Unze, Jr. was returning home from the Shakopee stockfair, his team became unmanageable and ran away. On turning the corner near the Kohler residence, Mr. Unze was thrown and it was thought he was seriously injured. He was taken to the office of the Interior Lumber Company, where a physician was summoned. He was conscious and after a half hour regained consciousness and was able to return home. It was found he suffered severe bruises about the head and face, but nothing serious will result.

Joseph Koeper, the ever accommodating milkman, is the owner of a brand new milk wagon, painted and lettered in bright yellow.

Feb. 15, 1918

A large crowd attended the Red Cross dance here last Friday evening. The U.S. Naval band of Minneapolis furnished the music. Miss Rose Kohler held the lucky number and won the enameled range donated by the Minnesota Stove Company. The girls cleared $205 which was turned over to the Red Cross.


Good Roads Meeting Held Here Tuesday

The early construction of the Minneapolis and Albert Lea trail was assured as the result of actions taken at the annual meeting of the Minneapolis and Albert Lea Association held at Shakopee on Tuesday.

The new trail will connect the cities of Minneapolis, Shakopee, Jordan, New Prague, Montgomery Kilkenny, Waterville, Waseca, Albert Lea and intervening towns…

In road records of the state, which must be kept under provision of the highway bill passed by the last session of the legislature, the Minneapolis-Albert Lea trail will be known as Road No. 1. The association was instrumental in bringing about enactment of this measure…

Feb. 22, 1918

Hofferman Brothers, veteran threshermen of Marystown, went to Minneapolis on Tuesday, where they purchased a new 40 inch cylinder Rumely grain separator. They expect shipment of the machine by May 15th so as to have it on hand in ample time to do their part in relieving the wheat shortage by saving every kernel possible.

1918: Scott County Argus

Feb. 1, 1918

A meeting of the executive committee of the next Liberty Loan was held at the city hall Monday to plan an organization of the next loan. Twelve committeemen were present.

As the result of taking a tablespoonful of salt petre in mistake for medicine Thursday of last week, Ray Potter has been seriously sick during the week at University hospital. Tuesday it was feared he might not recover and his parents, who were visiting at Bisbee, N. D., were sent for and arrived yesterday. Ray’s condition took a change for the better yesterday and at this writing, there is every hope that he is now on the road to recovery.

Feb. 8, 1918

Marystown Creamery. The Marystown Co-operative Creamery Company was organized last week and will begin buying cream March first. The creamery opens auspiciously and will handle a milk route supplied by 600 cows. E. C. Russell has been elected butter maker and manager…

George Dellwo Takes Over the Creamery. George A. Dellwo has taken over the local creamery and is engaged at present in buying and shipping cream alone, paying $2.40 a hundred for milk. As soon as he can get the factory in shape Mr. Dellwo will begin early in the spring to manufacture cheese and butter. Mr. Dellwo made a success of the creamery during the time he conducted the business previously and enjoys the confidence of his former patrons who will be glad to know that he has taken over the creamery permanently and they will be afforded a market close at hand for their products.

George Unze’s team indulged in a runaway Tuesday evening, throwing Mr. Unze out and bruising him considerably. Fortunately his injuries were not serious and he was able to drive to his home southwest of town later.

An item that was omitted last week because of lack of space concerned the re-organization of the Cadet band under the able leadership of J. H. Stans. The band starts practice with more than twenty members and others will be welcomed. Any one wishing to join may do so by presenting himself at the practice room in the city hall Monday or Thursday evenings. The Cadet band has always comprised good musicians and it is to be hoped that the organization will be bigger and better than ever.

Feb. 15, 1918

Heatless Mondays Past. John Thiem, chairman of the county fuel administration, received word yesterday from the federal fuel administrator that the heatless Monday order has been abrogated in Minnesota, and local business places will be open as usual next Monday.

Shakopee Entertains M1A Road Boosters. The largest and most enthusiastic good roads meeting ever held in Shakopee was staged here on Tuesday. More than one hundred representative business men including farmers, lawyers, editors, doctors, bankers and highway engineers from the metropolis of Minnesota to the Iowa line were in attendance at the meeting in the interest of the Minneapolis-Albert Lea trail. There were also present the county boards of the counties of Hennepin, Scott, LeSueur, Waseca and Freeborn, each one of which pledged its hearty support and co-operation to the end that this trail shall be made one of the leading highways in southern Minnesota. The plan of making this road from Minneapolis to Albert Lea, where it will meet the Wilson highway and incidentally resulting in the permanent construction of a highwater road over and across the low lands of the Minnesota river at this point, was evolved in the mind of Jos. J. Moriarty…

Feb. 22, 1918

About thirty-five relatives and friends surprised Emil Spielmann at his home Saturday evening, the event being a farewell before his departure tomorrow for Camp Dodge. Cards and music passed the evening pleasantly and supper was served at midnight. Among the guests were Frank Gelhaye, Albert Kirkeby, Matt Kreuser and Harry Walsh, all of whom are leaving also for Camp Dodge. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Herrgott of Plentywood, Mont., Mrs. Anton Klein of Saskatchewan, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schneider, Mrs. Henry Schneider and sons Harry and Roman of Marystown, and Henry Hergott of Eagle Creek. The boys’ many friends wish them all good luck and safe return.

The period for muzzling dogs has expired and the animals are not now required to wear their muzzles any longer.

1943: Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Feb. 4, 1943

Troop Listing All Scouts Now Serving in Military Forces. Justly proud of its former members now doing valiant service in the nation’s armed forces, the Shakopee Boy Scout troop is endeavoring to compile a complete and accurate list of all former scouts now in the military…


School Children To Get Movie Tickets for Needed Metals

Cooperating in a nationwide drive to collect discarded copper, brass and bronze, pupils of Shakopee’s three schools are now engaged in a search for these metals so vital to the nation’s war effort.

Under a program designed and sponsored by the motion picture industry the scrap metal is to be collected in community theatres where specified quantities of the metals will serve as “cash” to purchase an admission to the movie.

In Shakopee, the drive is being conducted in cooperation with the Shakopee theatre, where a special motion picture, “Cadets on Parade,” is to be shown on the afternoon of February 11.

To qualify for a ticket to the picture, a pupil must present a pound of the metals wanted, it was said.

Feb. 11, 1943

Shakopee Optometrist Heads State Association. Dr. H. B. Kollofski, Shakopee optometrist, was elected president of the Minnesota State Optometric association at the annual meeting in the Curtis hotel, Minneapolis, Monday. Dr. Kollofski also maintains offices in St. Paul…

Free Movie Today for Pupils Collecting Scrap. This afternoon Shakopee school pupils who have been successful in their efforts to collect scrap copper, brass and bronze, for the nation’s war industries, will be guests at a movie, “Cadets on Parade,” at the Shakopee theatre…

Dr. C. T. Nickolay Closes His Office for Duration. Dr. C. T. Nickolay has closed his dental office for the duration of the war. He took his departure last Saturday. Commissioned as a second lieutenant, he left for Baltimore, Md., where he has entered for service in the U. S. Marine Hospital. The best wishes of his friends went with him.


Model Plane Exhibit City’s Best Display of Wood Handicraft

One of the finest exhibits of wood handicraft ever assembled in Shakopee is the array of model airplanes on display in the Burshek hardware store this week.

The miniature craft, produced by Shakopee grads and high school pupils under the guidance and instruction of W. H. Sanford, industrial arts teacher in the public school, are perfect reproductions of military planes. The tools were chiefly jackknives, sandpaper and steel wool.

Among the more than 80 models are replicas of axis, as well as allied planes. They cover the entire scope of air combat and vividly depict nearly all types from the small one-motored ship to the monstrous four-motored flying fortress.

After a few days of exhibition here the entire collection of planes is to be shipped to an aviation training center for use in the training of Uncle Sam’s airmen.


Cast-off Silk Hosiery To Be Collected Here

An opportunity will be given to the ladies of Shakopee and vicinity to donate their cast-off silk hose to the war effort.

Receptacles will be placed in the different stores, where anyone may deposit their hosiery.

When the required amount has been reached they will be sent to the Defense Supplies corporation, Green Island, N. Y., to be utilized in making parachutes.

Ladies are therefore asked to kindly bring their hosiery to be used for this purpose.

Feb. 18, 1943

Places in National Contest. From St. Louis, Mo., this week came the announcement that Shirley Kelly, Shakopee, was a third place winner in a national essay contest sponsored by The Queen’s Work a magazine published by a Catholic Sodality. Miss Kelly’s essay was entitled “Reason For Bragging.” She is a graduate of St. Mary’s parochial school here.

Shakopee To Have Important Meat Demonstration Wednesday, Feb. 24. Of timely importance to every housewife in this community will be the meat demonstration to be conducted in Shakopee next Wednesday afternoon, February 24, starting at 1:30 o’clock. The demonstration will be held in the court room at the court house…

Feb. 25, 1943

Farewell Party Given for N.Y.A. Supervisor. A farewell party for Mr. S. O’Loughlin, of Minneapolis, general superintendent of the N.Y.A. camp, was given Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laddusaw, by the office personnel, instructors and their wives. Mr. O’Loughlin will leave Feb. 26 for Fort Snelling to be inducted into army service…


Pupils Raise 1155 Pounds of Scrap Bronze, Brass and Copper. A total of1155 pounds of scrap brass, bronze and copper was collected by the pupils of Shakopee’s three schools in the recent scrap drive, it was announced this week…

Each pupil was assigned a quota of one pound to qualify for admission to a free movie shown at the Shakopee theatre last Friday afternoon. The local scrap drive was part of a nationwide project by the motion picture industry.


Called To Service As Navy Nurse. Miss Ruth Huber, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Huber, of Shakopee, will leave March 9 to report for duty in the Navy Nurse Corps at Norman, Okla. She is to begin active duty immediately in the Naval hospital at Norman…


Women to Help Shoppers With Point Rationing

To aid in the understanding and application of the point system of food rationing to be inaugurated in food markets March 1, the Scott county Nutrition-Victory Aide committee has arranged to have two women in each grocery store from 2 to 5 p.m. each day of the week of March 1, it was announced this week.

The aides, it was pointed out, will be in the stores to assist shoppers who may need help in the use of the point system. Shoppers, committee members said, are urged to feel free to ask the aides for advice.

1968: Shakopee Valley News

Feb. 1, 1968

3 Held After Fluorescent Light Theft. Three men are charged with burglary, including a 20-year-old Shakopee resident, and are now out on $500 bail following the investigation of a theft of $540 worth of fluorescent light fixtures at the former Ford Garage building, 338 East First…

Elsie Stemmer and Ronald Klehr, both of Shakopee and employees of the Shakopee Red Owl store, in Shakopee Shops Shopping center on east First, have been selected Miss Courtesy and Mr. Courtesy by their fellow employees…

Work is underway on East First, just to the rear of the Clark Service station and to the east of Ray’s Kwik Shop, 409 East First, on the Riverview Office and Apartment building, being erected by Building Contractor John Ostertag of Rosemount for Ron, Inc., whose members are Contractor Ostertag, Attorney Don Nold of New Prague, and Elmer Rechtzigel, 938 South Lewis, Shakopee, State Farm Insurance agent. The structure, with off-street parking both at the front and rear, is to accommodate six office units on the ground floor and four one-bedroom apartments on the second floor. A basement will also be included. The new office building is to be faced off with attractive brick, and is to be carpeted throughout and include air-conditioning. Rechtzigel plans to move his State Farm Insurance office from 938 South Lewis to this new location on East First.

Feb. 8, 1968

K. Of C. Valentine Party Speaker Feb. 13. Columnist and feature writer for the Minneapolis Star, Jim Klobuchar, will be featured speaker at the Annual Valentine party for the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce on next Tuesday, February 13, to begin at 8 p.m. at the Riviera Club in Chanhassen…

Miss Isla Hottinger To Play Clarinet on KTCA-TV Tonight. Miss Isla A. Hottinger, daughter of Shakopee Municipal Judge Isla Lindmeyer, will appear with the St. Thomas College Woodwind Quartet on the KTCA-TV Educational Television College Hour Thursday (tonight), February 8, at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 2…

Feb. 15, 1968

On Good Neighbor Show Saturday. Joe Theis, president of the Shakopee Jaycees and recent winner of the Jaycees’ Annual Distinguished Service award, will be featured as the “Good Neighbor” on the Dick Chapman Good Morning Neighbor Show on WCCO Radio at 7:55 a.m. this Saturday, February 17…

VFW Auxiliary Presents American Flag To City In Observance Of Lincoln’s Birthday Monday. In observance of Lincoln’s Birthday on Monday of this week, February 12, the Auxiliary to Shakopee Post No. 4046, Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented an American Flag to Ray Siebenaler, the Mayor of Shakopee…

Council Requested To Consider Project Of New Library For City. Proposal of consideration of a new library facility for the City of Shakopee was presented by Mayor Ray Siebenaler at the regular meeting of the Common Council held Tuesday evening of this week, February 13…


Shakopee Firm Break-In Nets $70

The Shakopee Police Department was summoned at 9:30 a.m. on Monday of this week, February 12, to the Jug Liquor Store, 901 East First, where a robbery had taken place sometime during the previous night with $70 in cash reported missing.

Owner Bruce Santelman of 706 ½ Holmes discovered the break-in during which $70 in cash was taken from the till…

Feb. 22, 1968

New Remodeling. Now undergoing remodeling is the front and side entrance, off Holmes Street, to the LaTour Shoe Store on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Holmes in Shakopee, the former M. J. Berens & Sons department store.


Cadet Tom Huber On TV Tonight With Channing

There’ll be a “hot time in home towns” all over the country on Monsanto Night this evening (Thursday), February 29, when “Carol Channing and 101 Men” airs over ABC-TV (9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST).

For that night, the favorite blonde doll will have as her guests the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale, whose members come from almost every state in the union. Included is Thomas P. Huber, 845 Holmes Street, Shakopee, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Huber…

Feb. 29, 1968

Shakopee Church To Host World Day Of Prayer Service Tomorrow. The 82nd annual observance of World Day of Prayer for Scott county will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Shakopee, the host Church…

Jaycees To Conduct Area Attitude Survey. The Shakopee Jaycees are undertaking a sizeable task of determining the feeling of area residents about various activities in the community through the Attitude Survey to be distributes to 600 residents beginning next Thursday, March 7…


SHS Junior Veteran On BCT Stage

Jeff Spielman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spielman, 511 East Eighth, Shakopee, is a veteran as a cast member of Bloomington Civic Theatre productions at the age of 16. He is a junior at Shakopee Public High School.

Spielman is to be performing in his fifth Bloomington Civic Theatre show when the curtain opens on “Anything Goes” tomorrow (Friday) evening, March 1, at the Annex Theater, 10025 Penn Avenue South, in Bloomington. The production is to continue on March 2 and on March 8 and 9 and March 15 and 16…

1993: Shakopee Valley News

Feb. 4, 1993

New commissioners vote to re-examine Co. Rd. 18 plans. According to the wishes of three new commissioners, the Scott County Board Tuesday decided to renew discussion on a proposal to reconstruct County Road 18 from County Road 42 to the Highway 101/Shakopee Bypass interchange…


School bond issue approved

The information got out and people responded to the need — that’s how School Superintendent Bob Ostlund and School Board Chair Janet Wendt explained the overwhelming support for the Shakopee School District’s $10.59 million bond issue, approved in a referendum Tuesday by a vote of 1,314 to 330…

The school district asked voters for permission to issue bonds to pay for expansions at Pearson and Sweeney elementary schools, which will about double in capacity to accommodate enrollments of 750 students at each building. Additions and remodeling at Pearson account for $3.8 million of the bond issue, and at Sweeney, $4.345 million.

Other components include land acquisition and development for future expansion at the high school and the revamping of outdoor athletic facilities at the school, which are expected to cost $1.534 million, and an additional science lab, costing $160,000, at the high school. Land acquisition would include 32 acres adjacent to the 21 acres at the present site.

Other elements of the bond issue include technology improvements throughout the district, at a cost of $795,000, and accessibility improvements for the physically handicapped, at a cost of $150,000…


Shakopee congregation soon to have new church to call home

Tom Reiner, pastor of Cross of Peace Lutheran Church, says members of its congregation look upon themselves as “agents of change” because God has changed them and called them into service for their community.

That change can be taken literally as well as figuratively, in the form of a new church building,

The congregation at Cross of Peace which belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), first met on Feb. 10, 1991 in the auditorium of Shakopee High School, where worship services have been held since.

Now the congregation is making plans for its own building, and is set to break ground this spring on a 7.2-acre site on the southeast side of town. The building will be completed sometime in late fall or winter…

Feb. 11, 1993

New City Hall was open for business Monday

The Shakopee City Council on Feb. 2 conducted its last meeting at the City Hall it has occupied for 32 years.

On Saturday, workers moved city offices from the building at 129 First Ave. E. to the former Marquette Bank building, about a block away at 129 Holmes St. S., which became the new city government home on Monday at 8 a.m…


Bridge funds in Carlson budget

Gov. Arne Carlson’s budget recommendation for 1994-95 included full funding for completion of the Bloomington Ferry Bridge project.

Carlson outlined his $16 billion budget recommendation Jan. 26, and included was about $20.3 million for the state’s matching share to finance construction of the new bridge. The state will be required to finance that portion of the bridge costs in order to receive federal funds for the project…

Feb. 18, 1993

Fund-raising campaign for St. Francis begins. The 1993 St. Francis Regional Medical Center Corporate and Community Giving Campaign is being held during the month of February. Chairs for this year’s campaign are Jim McNearney from the St. Francis Board of Directors and Dan Workman, foundation chair…


GM’s departure only solid news about Canterbury this week

Despite a spate of rumors claiming that negotiations are being held for the sale of Canterbury Downs, Ladbroke Racing Corp., co-owner of the Shakopee racetrack, declined comment this week.

The only concrete news was the announcement that Canterbury General Manager Terry McWilliams and his employer had parted company. “It was a mutual decision,” said Rick Reichow, Ladbroke’s chief financial officer. “Terry wanted to get on with his life and his career in the business.”…

Feb. 25, 1993

HealthSpan named partner for hospital. St. Francis Regional Medical Center’s parent corporation announced Tuesday that it will pursue a partnership with HealthSpan, Minnesota’s largest health-care corporation, in the ownership and operation of the Shakopee hospital…

Racing commission to explore revocation of Ladbroke license. The Minnesota Racing Commission on Feb. 17 unanimously voted to study whether it can revoke the Class A racing license held by Ladbroke Racing Corp. and its partners, Herb Tyner and Bernard Hartman…


Agreement reached on Stans museum

Shakopee native Maurice Stans and Scott County have agreed in principle to a proposal in which he would build a $1 million structure that would house a museum containing memorabilia and artifacts from his life and provide a home for the county historical society with a full-time director…

The Stans Foundation will build the museum on a piece of property between Second and Third avenues on Fuller Street in Shakopee…

The Stans Foundation has agreed to build the facility and provide a $200,000 annuity, the interest from which would go toward operating expenses each year. It will also provide 50 percent of the pre-opening operating expenses.

In exchange, Scott County will provide the facility with operating money by creating a tax levy of not less than $30,000 and not more than $70,000 a year. The board believes the average levy may amount to $50,000 a year, which county officials said amounts to $1 annually for each county resident.

The levy revenue, yearly interest from the annuity, and revenue from the museum’s gift shop and admissions fee is expected to cover the estimated $70,000 yearly operating costs, including the salary of a full-time director, county officials said.

The Scott County Historical Society will control the facility and its operations, with a board of directors that will include five members from the historical society, a county representative and a member of the Stans family…


Juba’s to expand, become County Market

Juba’s Super Valu store in Shakopee will be converted to a County Market grocery store and expand by 15,000 square feet.

Owner Dick Juba said the conversion will not affect store management nor his employees, and that additional workers will be hired…

The conversion will allow the store to feature wider aisles, additional services, more competitive prices and a greater selection of merchandise, said Juba…

The store, located next to Shakopee Town Square mall, will continue to operate as Juba’s Super Valu until the new store’s grand opening this summer. The expansion will be in the mall in the space formerly occupied by Dueber’s department store, which closed some time ago…

The store will feature wide aisles, said Juba, and he vowed not to sacrifice that amenity for more shelf space.

Juba said his goal is to make discount grocery shopping available so local residents can avoid driving 15 or 20 miles for competitive prices at the huge stores in Burnsville…


Council favors two lanes on segment of County Road 18

The Shakopee City Council last week directed staff to tell Scott County that it favors keeping County Road 18 two lanes between County Road 16 and County Road 42.

On Feb. 16, the council, on a 4-1 vote, also asked that the county improve traffic safety conditions on the road by installing turning and passing lanes…

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