UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

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Take It to the Box

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The “Take It To The Box” program promotes the safe use, storage and disposal of unneeded medication, prescription medication, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. A drug disposal box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby
301 Fuller St.
Shakopee, MN 55379


All drop-offs are anonymous. Items accepted include:

  • Unused/expired prescription medicine
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Animal medications
  • Liquid medications (must be in leak-proof containers)
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

Before disposing of medication into the box, please do the following:

  • Leave medication in original container.
  • Remove your name and personal information.
  • Keep the name of the medication on the container.
  • Keep the container closed.
  • For illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia: Place in a paper bag or other container for privacy before dropping it into the disposal box.

PLEASE NOTE: The program does NOT accept needles, sharps or syringes. To dispose, we recommend placing syringes in an old detergent bottle or coffee can, duct taping the can shut and marking the outside with a sharpie that says "Used Syringes." Throw the bottle in the garbage, not the recycling.

The Take It To The Box program is funded by local law enforcement agencies and the Scott County Drug Prevention Task Force, ChooseNotToUse.

For more information, residents may call 952-239-6885 or visit