Pumpkins in the Park, a family-friendly, non-scary Halloween celebration for children ages 10 and under, will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 1801 County Road 101 E., in Shakopee. The event, sponsored by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, is open to the public.
Shakopee’s high growth across the community means businesses in town are often expanding, moving in, or revamping. To help the efforts of local business owners while reducing blight in Shakopee, the city has a program to assist with exterior building renovation.But because of the program’s recent popularity, the city has drawn up tighter guidelines to determine what projects qualify for the funds.
For about one year, the dilapidated building in downtown Shakopee known as Eagle Pet Center has been vacant. Broken windows, a crumbling facade and the clutter inside that can be viewed through the dirty glass are all that remains of a business that stood in downtown for more than 40 years.
Two metro lakes will be designated as infested after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in them this week, underscoring the need for ongoing vigilance against aquatic invasive species in the state’s waters.