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.
The Shakopee Police Department invites residents to use their smartphones or computers to follow Shakopee patrol officers on the beat from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Follow the virtual ride-along on Twitter using hashtag #SPDtweetalong. Or follow the Police Department at @ShakopeePD.
The Winter/Spring 2014 Hometown Messenger and Parks & Recreation Activities Brochure includes the City newsletter and programming guide for Winter/Spring 2014 Parks and Recreation activities. Registration is now available.
Among the 2014 changes, Dick’s Sanitation will end its “seasonal” yard waste subscription service. However, Dick's will continue to pick up yard waste in compostable bags or personal 30-gallon containers during the spring 2014 months. Read more about the 2014 changes.
The City Council canvassed 2013 election results at a special Nov. 14 meeting. Find a breakdown by precinct in the official resolution.
Construction of the new U.S. Highway 169 and County Road 69 interchange began Oct. 28. County Road 69 is closed at the intersection; traffic should use the posted detour of Marystown Road and Vierling Drive. Highway 169 is anticipated to remain open during construction. Learn more on the Scott County website.
The public may review and comment on the League of Minnesota Cities' 2014 Draft City Policies through Nov. 1. Metro Cities' 2014 draft Legislative Policies are also available for review.
The program will allow businesses to apply for a 50-percent forgivable loan for exterior-building improvements. Click here to read more about the Commercial Exterior Improvement Program.
The City Council adopted a new rental registration ordinance Tuesday that requires all residential rental owners and managers, including single-family homeowners who rent out their property, to register with the Shakopee Police Department. Click here to find more information about the registration and a rental registration form.