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  • Updated: January 21, 2014 - 1:38 PM
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Assistant City Manager Kelly Meyer was named Busiiness Person of the Year this month at the Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake.

Shakopee

City’s progress: ‘the Met’ to ‘the Dome’

Shakopee may not have gotten the Vikings stadium, but it is becoming the place where old Twins and Vikings stadiums go to die.

The City Council voted this month to buy hundreds of Metrodome seats, replacing the Met Stadium ones that have been used for decades at its Schleper Stadium.

The council will buy 650 Metrodome seats, which have been ripped out before demolition of the downtown facility.

The city is still deciding what to do with its castoffs, but officials say that they will likely keep a few “for nostalgia” and sell the rest.

Details will be released later this year.

south metro

Stations, buses to try out Wi-Fi for 90 days

Five buses and two transit stations are being equipped with Wi-Fi south of the river.

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), as a demonstration project, has installed the service at the Burnsville and Eagan stations for 90 days.

“If there is demand for Wi-Fi and the service operates well, it would be extended to additional buses and transit stations,” the agency said.

Buses included are 4692, 4693, 4048, 4049 and 4946, identified with a Wi-Fi symbol near the passenger boarding door.

Those buses are used on routes that include 436, 440, 445, 460, 464, 465, 470, 472, 476, 477, 480 and 484.

Drivers have cards with the network name (MVTA Public Wi-Fi) and password (openMVTA).

MVTA covers a swath of suburbs from Rosemount to Savage.

Citizens invited to Met Council event

Everyone is welcome later this month as Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh delivers her 2014 State of the Region speech.

The event is Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at A.G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons, Macalester College in St. Paul.

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