The City of Shakopee is located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 23 miles from Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River. Residents of Shakopee enjoy both the atmosphere of a small town and the resources of a thriving metropolitan area.
Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, today Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
The City has its own downtown central business district, regional medical center and business park and is home to regional entertainment attractions such as Historic Murphy’s Landing, Valleyfair Amusement Park and Canterbury Park Racetrack.
Crews will be closing 10th Avenue at Atwood Street at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 28 to allow for installation of sanitary sewer for the 2013 Street Reconstruction Project. Road should reopen around 2 p.m. The detour route is along Fuller Street to Shakopee Avenue to Scott Street. See detour map. For all the latest road closures and notices, visit www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/roadconstruction.cfm.
Forty flags will hang along First Avenue this weekend in honor of Memorial Day. A community Memorial Day ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Veterans Memorial Park.
At its May 21 meeting, the Shakopee City Council directed staff to enter into negotiations with Allied Waste Services for a new, five-year residential refuse, recycling and yard waste contract.
A recap from the Tuesday, May 21 Shakopee City Council meeting.
Shakopee residents can now dispose of their yard waste at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's Organics Recycling Facility free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 8. The partners extended the free service by two weeks due to the unseasonable spring weather. For more information, visit www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/yardwaste.cfm.
Keep up with the Shakopee Police Department by following the department on Facebook and Twitter.
Watch Mayor Brad Tabke's Shakopee State of the City address during a Downtown Flower Basket fundraiser May 9. Click here for graphics from the presentation.
The Police are looking for information regarding the identity of the person entering the vehicle in this video. If you have information, please contact the Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400. Thank you for your cooperation.
At its May 7 meeting, the Shakopee City Council voted to offer Compass Data Centers an economic development package to entice the Texas-based company to build the City's first data center.
The Shakopee City Council has approved revisions to its tree management ordinance, which will require property owners to seek a city permit when altering the woodland on lots greater than 2.5 acres. See the revised Ordinance No. 866.
(Updated 4:30 p.m. 4-25-13)
Check with the City before beginning your spring outdoor building and landscaping projects. Some projects may require City permit and approval. Learn more at www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/outdoor_projects.cfm.