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.
City staff will ask the Shakopee City Council Tuesday to enter into negotiations for a new, five-year residential refuse, recycling and yard waste contract.
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.
In honor of National Missing Children's Day May 25, the Shakopee Police Department, 475 Gorman St., will be handing out up to 100 free child ID kits from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day next week.
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.
A wrap-up from the Tuesday, May 7 Shakopee City Council meeting.
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)
The City earned a Tree City USA designation for the fifth year in a row. The tree planting event with the Teen Advisory Board scheduled for April 25 has been postponed.