Is Shakopee safe from 'tragic' fire?

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 4:24 PM

The suburb's fire chief is warning of ominous signs, but the City Council and mayor are blanching at the costs of a fix.

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jackpinesavNov. 7, 12 8:52 AM

Lived in Shakopee for 35 years; retired and left a decade ago..and they are STILL talking about the need for new firehouse to serve growth areas? Community has changed; fire service must also. Time to get creative, work with neighbors including tribe. And Bluff Street mentality of council member must change.

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LinksterNov. 7, 12 2:30 PM

"The second of the two questions is complicated by the land-buying tendencies of the Shakopee tribe, which has swallowed up hundreds of acres of land that would normally yield tax base to help cover those costs." - Why should the tribe be subject to the same property taxes everyone else pays on their land holdings in Shakopee? The land does not become a part of the reservation just because they purchase it.

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