Candidate’s daughter takes over bank

Bob Vogel is handing over the presidency of the family bank to his daughter as he prepares to run for office.

The former Scott County Board chairman is seeking the state House seat for his area with GOP endorsement.

His New Market Bank has promoted Anita Vogel-Drentlaw to president in his place.

Bob Vogel will still be chairman and credit analyst.

His daughter is the fourth generation of Vogels to lead the bank, which celebrates its 109th anniversary this week.

Vogel-Drentlaw has been executive vice president and chief financial officer. She joined the firm in 2002 after working as a CPA.

Prior Lake

Tribe, city ink deal for water supply

Prior Lake has a new source for water for 25 years, in a deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

The tribe has expanded its own treatment facility out of concern for its own needs, as well. That includes an additional well drawing from the Jordan Aquifer.

The city, which has expressed concern at times about water supply, can purchase up to 700 gallons of water a minute without having to invest in the infrastructure itself.

The tribe said its expansion was “strategically located to minimize interference with other wells and maximize the aquifer’s protective cover, which helps prevent pollution of the aquifer.”

The tribe’s facility opened in 2007.


Work on roundabout will mean detours

Workers were to start construction this week of a mini-roundabout in Shakopee, with detours established.

The new intersection is at Vierling Drive and County Road 79 (Spencer Street). Work is to be done by June 30.

The detour for Vierling Drive traffic will be Marschall Road to 10th Avenue to Fuller Street. For Spencer Street, it will be 10th Avenue to Fuller Street to 17th Avenue.

A mini-roundabout has a small circular central island, traversable to allow for large trucks and buses.

– for pay


Shakopee needs dozens of election judges for its 14 precincts at 12 polling places.

And it’s a paying job.

Candidates must be 18 years of age, U.S. citizens and residents of Scott County.

The pay is $8.75 per hour, with head judges making $9.75.

The city seeks “men and women of all ages, political affiliations and ethnicities.”

Judges serve during the primary and general elections, from 6 a.m. until all votes are tallied and submitted. Shifts can be all day or a half day.

Employers are legally required to allow employees to take paid time off from work without penalty.

Election judges are also required to attend a two-hour paid training session.

Those interested should contact Deputy City Clerk Lori Hensen at 952-233-9318 or lhensen@ShakopeeMN.gov.


Nominate folks for landscape contest

Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Burnsville garden and landscape contest, overseen by the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The agency has taken the reins of the event for the past three years; the city used to conduct it.

“A beautiful city makes our job of attracting visitors just that much easier,” executive director Amie Burrill said.

Nominations are open for favorite homes, neighborhoods and businesses with what organizers call “impeccable landscaping or gardening.” The beauty has to be visible from the street.

Submissions will be reviewed in early July. The top three entries in each category will receive prizes: a $100 gift card to Cal’s Market & Garden Center (first place), a $50 Gift Card to a Burnsville restaurant (second place), or four tickets to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (third place).

To submit a nomination, visit www.Burnsvillemn.com/Garden-Contest.cfm. Forms are also available at City Hall and a few other spots.

Submissions must be accompanied by a photo. Nominations will be accepted through June 30.

Staff reports