Updated:
Original:

Mayor of Shakopee thanks 'Saturday Night Live' for putting city in national spotlight

Mayor Brad Tabke says he'll take the publicity, "even if it means a few well deserved laughs at our expense." The city's chamber of commerce and tourism bureau is happy, too. "We would love for folks to come to Shakopee and see that it's not just snow drifts and blinking stoplights," said chamber president Angie Whitcomb.
Author:

Mayor Brad Tabke says he'll take the publicity, "even if it means a few well deserved laughs at our expense." The city's chamber of commerce and tourism bureau is happy, too. "We would love for folks to come to Shakopee and see that it's not just snow drifts and blinking stoplights," said chamber president Angie Whitcomb.

Next Up

Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen  - YouTube screengrab

MN GOP Rep. spreads voted fraud disinformation, draws rebuke from SoS

The lawmaker cited a video claiming there are more than 1.2 million "missing" votes.

st. paul shooting

Witnesses help identify suspect in St. Paul shooting

The shooting happened near a gas station and bus shelter Thursday just before 1 p.m.

coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, September 24

The next update will be issued on Monday and include data reported on Friday.

ambulance

Man, 24, fatally struck by semi backing onto highway in western MN

The victim was from Waite Park, the State Patrol says.

clean energy solar panels

Climate change: What experts say you should lobby your politicians about

Collective action is required to achieve the scale of change that's needed.

derek chauvin

Derek Chauvin is appealing his conviction of murdering George Floyd

He's representing himself because he doesn't have money to hire an attorney.

James Blue

Murder charges filed in crash that killed Mack Motzko, Sam Schuneman

The 51-year-old Orono man is accused of being drunk and driving nearly 100 mph.

Aleksandre Sambelashvili

Golden Valley man found guilty of 2019 bar murder of Medtronic employee

Erik Kravchuk was convicted in Hennepin County Court Thursday.

Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph slams media that took his Zimmer comment out of context

The Giants tight end made some interesting comments during an interview.

minnesota fall lake - pixabay

MN is the 3rd best state to move to in the US

That's according to an analysis from a luggage delivery service.

Marcellus go fund me Moorhead

Man pleads guilty in connection with boy's accidental shooting death

A child found the man's gun and it went off, striking and killing the boy.

Related

Shakopee City Council supports funding for prison fence

Despite opposition from neighbors, the city agreed to a $5.4 million state allocation to put a fence around the women's prison in Shakopee. According to the Star Tribune, Warden Tracy Beltz says the design is "more decorative and stately, with wrought iron and brick columns."

Shakopee mayor's sound-off on snowplows 'wasn't my most stellar tweet to say the least'

The mayor let his social media followers know he would look into why the plows hadn't cleared all of the city's streets, despite a rule on the books that says the city won't send out plows for less than 2 inches of snow. "It was a new-mayor kind of thing," Mayor Brad Tabke told Fox 9.

Shakopee, Tribe sniffing for solutions to compost smell

A recycling facility for organic materials is generating a nasty odor issue for residents in Shakopee. One resident is concerned the problem is so bad it could decrease home values. The Shakopee Patch has more on how the city and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are working to limit the smell from the facility.

Stolen kitten returned to Shakopee store

A woman was captured on surveillance video stealing an 8-week-old Persian kitten Saturday night from a Petland store in Shakopee. But the kitten was returned, left in a cardboard box behind the store on Tuesday morning. Police continue to search for the woman.

Manufacturing company in Faribault moving to Shakopee

After 15 years in Rice County, Trystar Inc. is planning to build a new $15 million plant in Shakopee. Trystar specializes in products that provide temporary power at construction sites and major sporting events. The Northfield News reports the manufacturing company has doubled in size each of the last three years. Trystar's new facility will be three times the size of its current 60,000 square foot space. The current lease keeps the company in Faribault through at least 2015.

Canterbury, Shakopee tribe sign 75M gambling deal

The Star Tribune reports the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Canterbury Park horse-racing track have reached a 10-year agreement. The deal calls for the tribe, which operates the nearby Mystic Lake Casino, to contribute tens of millions of dollars to Canterbury purses. In exchange, owners of the racetrack in Shakopee agree to end their pursuit to add slot machines and help block efforts to expand gambling in the Twin Cities metro area.

Sears to close Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee

Sears has confirmed that it will close its Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee at the beginning of 2013. A company spokeswoman said that the 130 workers affected by the shut down were informed last week that they were losing their jobs. Some of the workers have reportedly been with the distribution center since it opened in 1981.

4 utility workers injured at Shakopee prison

Four people were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries after an electrical mishap at the women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Neighbors told KARE 11 they heard a loud explosion before the area lost power, including the prison. No prison staff or inmates were injured.