Members of the public can find out how to get involved in ending homelessness by attending the Scott-Carver PCC Committee Leaders meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the Joy/Justice Conference Rooms at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Drive, Shakopee.
Flooding is nothing new to folks who have lived in the Shakopee area for any length of time. Longtime residents are appreciative of today’s Bloomington Ferry Bridge, which replaced a small, two-lane river crossing that flooded almost every year. Folks here are still affected by spring flood waters that often close the County Road 101 bridge in Shakopee and sometimes the Highway 41 bridge between Shakopee and Chaska. When they go under, motorists have to find alternate routes over the Minnesota River, and as commuters know, it is frustrating to say the least. (A new County Road 101 bridge is under construction, which will be heaven-sent).