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Shakopee City Administrator Bill Reynolds won't meet with SPUC Manager John Crooks, who has sent multiple invites. Crooks sends meeting invites during City Council meetings. Crooks and SPUC drag their feet on releasing salary information to Reynolds. Reynolds goes directly to the Minnesota A…

April is national Volunteer Appreciation Month and I want to thank all the volunteers out there that make our communities stronger, safer and healthier for everyone. Especially during the COVID-19 epidemic, volunteers are needed more than ever at nonprofits and we applaud all of you that are…

Coronavirus is expanding quickly and we now have a national emergency. This is serious because of its evolving and dynamic nature. With the enormous scope of the problem, a lot of questions and not much answer, it is easy to get confused, demoralized, frozen with fear and transfixed into inaction.

What a shock to be sitting with some of my family at halftime and see the unbelievably awful entertainment, if you could even call it that. It was more like being at a strip club, which is not what any of us desired to see at 7:15 p.m. on a Sunday evening!

Proposing to do away with Memorial Park is wrong. The park has been in existence for 60 to 70 years built by veterans and others for the people of Shakopee. Mr. Clete Link of Shakopee put in a lot of hard work, time, dedication and money to erect the helicopter exhibit. This helicopter can b…

Thank you Mark W. Olson for the very informative article "Faith and Patience." Thanks also to community columnist Brett Martin on an informative but heartbreaking article "Why a Muslim teen hides her religion." It is so discouraging to realize that there are branches of Christianity that sub…

I moved here in 1979 with my family to open a retail store here in downtown Shakopee. This is my first letter to the editor in all that time. I love Shakopee! My kids grew up here. Over the years I have come to realize that the small businesses that I supported were the same people I found o…

Friendship Manor Health Care Center would like thank all our staff and volunteers who helped make the Hawaiian Luau Picnic that was held on Saturday Sept. 7 a big success. The weather was great, the food and entertainment were wonderful and the children enjoyed face painting and games.

I was very disappointed with the manner in which the writer of the article "Pregnant in Prison" described this pregnant woman: waddled, watermelon, loose skin, etc. The words were very crass, derogatory, and just plain mean. I expected better from this paper. In this day and age we don't nee…

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