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Shakopee has created an online “idea box” to involve citizens in its effort to define what the city should focus on to redefine its future.

The city council is working to set new goals and policies and wants to see what citizens have to say.

The Web address is

Dog park’s design has been approved

The design of an off-leash dog area at Shakopee’s Southbridge Community Park has been ok’d, and construction starts soon.

Plans call for a 10-acre dog park with trails, parking lot, warming house/picnic shelter and hockey rink.

Construction is expected to start this spring.

There’s a chance of a joint permit that could also be used with Three Rivers Park District dog parks not too far away.

The district has season passes and daily fees for use of Scott County’s other dog parks, including Cleary Lake Regional Park and Spring Lake Regional Park facilities.

Check out www.shakopee for more information.


Don’t let bins hinder city’s snowplows

Officials in Burnsville are asking residents to keep garbage and recycling bins behind the curb, so they don’t get in the way of plowing equipment during heavy snowfalls.

Bins too far out in the street interfere with snow removal, a reminder says, “and can sometimes result in bins being tipped over or hit by plows. Snowplows also have difficulty plowing to the curb line when bins are left in the street.”

Instead, clear a spot off the street on the side of a driveway for garbage and recycling bins on pickup days.

For more information, visit

Video recounts last year’s high points

A video of 2013 highlights that was played at Burns­ville’s State of the City address ­earlier this month is now online.

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