Shakopee mayor looks back on a lively first year

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 1, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke sizes up a busy year in office and vows to run again -- but only once more.

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commanmanJan. 2, 13 8:48 AM

So to summarize, mr tabke has only added people to the city payroll, at taxpayer expense. No new business downtown which was a major issue in his election campaign, and can't take credit for the incoming new business, and is disappointed that he didn't lead as well as he should have? He's the same as most politicians promise everything just to get elected. Hope all of you that voted for him are proud. At least the previous regime can hold their heads high.

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justmeagainJan. 2, 13 5:12 PM

He was too busy twittering, blogging, being on the radio...putting himself (not Shakopee, as he alleges) out there. Many of Mayor Schmidt's business projects came into be. Didn't vote for him. The Arts/Community Center (Shakopee has a Community Center) was a boondoggle wish of a extremely minute (My-nute) group of the Shakopee population...they basically wanted Shakopee to hand over the old fire station, spend money on improvements and rental breaks and the city wasted months of hashing this non-issue over. Mayor Tabke ran for office because he was ticked off because he couldn't get the additions to the "old"/current community center shoved by the constituency (for the second or third time we were asked to expand it).

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imperial67Jan. 2, 13 9:17 PM

I AM proud that I voted for Brad. Ex Mayor Schmidt was part of the old non progressive regime that has to go. It will be a fight but Brad still might pull Shakopee out of the 1960's..

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commanmanJan. 2, 13 9:43 PM

Non-progressive. Did you read the article. The old regime is responsible for the only new business in town this past year. Think what you want but at least take your blinders off. And out of the 1960's? Where have you been living the last 20 years? Obviously not in Shakopee.

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