Janna Grassel, crime prevention specialist for the city of Shakopee, was named the 2014 Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year at the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association’s annual conference in Duluth on Tuesday.
Area officials on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the Highway 169/County Road 69 interchange. The project, which was funded by the city of Shakopee, Scott County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has removed traffic bottleneck from the transportation corridor.
A mural project led by Main Street Shakopee and slated for the Holmes Street tunnel received support from the Shakopee City Council and will soon begin raising money and collecting input for the mural’s creation.
Dennis Peter Lenzen, 78, of Dahlgren Township, died Sunday after he was accidentally buried alive in a drainage tile ditch at the 12000 block of County Road 43, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
Area residents haven’t had to travel far to take in some of the best fall colors in recent years. Early October provided the peak of the fall color season in much of southern Minnesota, but there was still plenty of colorful displays locally.
Last March, the Shakopee School District’s plan to build a second high school was shot down by voters by a significant margin. The referendum result was devastating since a 24-member task force had spent months considering the issue before announcing in January 2011 its recommendation that the best option for the district was to build a second high school. Many task force members said they began the process adamantly opposed to building a second high school but belatedly agreed that it was the best option after extensively studying the issue.