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Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

Over the weekend, MnDOT restriped northbound Highway 169 over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to add a temporary third lane to ease congestion.

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After Council Report: March 12

Post Date:03/13/2019 1:20 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, March 12 for a joint meeting with the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC). The commission, which is appointed by the City Council, oversees the operation of the community’s publicly owned water and electric utilities. However, the commission hires its own employees, sets its own budget, adopts rules and regulations and fixes rates for water and electric services. 

During the meeting, the City Council questioned the commission about several issues, most specifically its rate formulas and fees, which have been criticized as excessive. The commission shared information with the council regarding the services it provides to the city.

No action was taken at the meeting; however, council and commission members agreed better communication between the entities is needed.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/agendasandminutes. The meeting is also available for viewing on demand at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/livestreamRead past After Council Reports.

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