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 Parks & Recreation Department's online programming registration system is not working. Patrons may still go to the site, create your household account and browse all the program offerings. Once the site is fully operational, an update will be posted via the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and the City of Shakopee website. Please note that Thursday, Dec. 5 is the first day that we accept in-person, fax or mail registrations. Even if the online site is not fully operational, we will be able to process the in-person, fax or mail registrations on Thursday. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Check your mailbox for the Winter/Spring 2014 Hometown Messenger and Parks & Recreation Activities Brochure. The combined publication includes the City newsletter and programming guide for Winter/Spring 2014 Parks and Recreation activities. Online registration for Parks & Recreation programs begins Dec. 3; in-person/mail/fax registration begins Dec. 5.
The Police Department has posted a list of found property as an effort to identify the owners. If anyone has any information associated with the listed items, please contact email@example.com. After two weeks the surplus items will be auctioned or destroyed.
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 will be closed at the intersection, beginning the week of Nov. 11. County Road 69 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.
Tired of getting non-requested newspapers tossed in your driveway? Residents can “opt out” of receiving the free TC Values newspaper or have a newspaper tube installed for no charge by contacting the Star Tribune at (612) 673-7305 between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requested newspaper tubes will be installed after the spring thaw.