There is no question that Shakopee is in dire need of a renovated Community Center and an ice arena with two sheets of ice. There are several communities less than half the size of Shakopee with two sheets of ice and a decent, inviting community center. What has served this community for several years was OK — for a city of around 12,000 when it was built.
On a deliciously warm Wednesday afternoon, the luscious green fairways at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska are dotted with a handful of golfers playing their last rounds of golf this summer. The atmosphere is relaxed right now, but come this time next year, the grounds will be swarming with people as the final pieces are put in place to host the 2016 Ryder Cup.