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Tribe Partners with Canterbury to Increase Gambling Revenues

The racing entity owns land along Hwy. 169 that could become a mixed-use development.

If there’s one thing Shakopee officials want, it’s for drivers heading south on Hwy. 169 to cross the Minnesota River.

“That river is a huge barrier, a mental barrier, to a lot of folks,” said Mayor Brad Tabke.

But the city is trying to change that, and may soon get a push from Canterbury Park in the form of a major development along Hwy. 169. It’s the latest step — and the greatest, potentially — as both Canterbury and the surrounding area try to evolve into multifaceted destinations.

“This project is going to be extraordinary for Shakopee and Scott County and the entire area,” Tabke said. “I really, really hope that it makes it all the way to groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting and all that fun stuff.” Ream more at