Town square: Scott County Art Crawl coming this weekend

  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 3:00 PM

A library goer walked passed “Congestion” by Jessica Barnd, of Jordan, at the Shakopee Public Library. Barnd is one of the artist exhibiting in the Scott County Art Crawl.


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‘Art Crawl’ coming this weekend

The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided tour of studios and other sites, happens on Saturday.

Thirty-five artists are featured in 18 stops in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mediums include paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and glass. Prices range from $5 to $1,000.

Maps are available at local businesses and online at

You may also e-mail Savage and follow the Twitter feed at www.twit


Thousands raised for safer fire helmets

Nearly $5,000 has been raised to give Savage firefighters some safer — and more costly — new helmets.

The money comes from a promotion in July at city-owned liquor stores, topped off by a corporate donation.

For every bottle of wine sold from an outfit called Hook & Ladder Winery, $2 went to a fund to buy a new breed of brimless helmet widely used in Europe. The helmets reduce neck strain and are less apt to be knocked off as debris falls.

The final check for $4,856 was a combination of :

• More than $1,000 that came directly through purchases at the city’s Marketplace and Dan Patch stores;

• $800 that came from additional donations at cash registers;

• A $3,000 gift from Cargill Inc., the Minnetonka-based firm with major operations in the city.

The helmets cost $100 more than traditional firefighting gear.


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