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County: Scott County
Region: Metro
Distance from Minneapolis: 24 miles
Distance from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport: 20 miles
US Congressional Dist.: 2
MN Legislative Dist.: 35A


Prior Lake American (weekly)
  (952) 447-6669
Minneapolis Star-Tribune  (612) 673-4000
St. Paul Pioneer Press
  (612) 222-5011


Minnesota Valley Electric Co. (MVEC)
  (952) 492-2313

Shakopee Public Utilities

  (952) 445-1988

Xcel Energy
  (800) 895-4999

See the Map Center for service areas.

Centerpoint Energy
  (612) 372-4720

Integra Telecom
(952) 226-7000 




(866) 777-1670

* See the Map Center for telephone service areas.


Water Billing:
City of Prior Lake
  (952) 447-9844

  or (952) 447-9843

Water Outages/Repairs:
City of Prior Lake
  (952) 447-9800


Integra Telecom
  (952) 226-7000 

  (800) 332-0245


Allied Waste Twin Cities
  (952) 941-5174

Buckingham Disposal
  (952) 226-6441
Dick's Sanitation
  (952) 469-2239
Waste Management
  (952) 890-1100
Suburban Waste Services
(952) 937-8900
Vintage Waste Systems
(952) 472-0401

Our City

Prior Lake is an 18.3-square-mile developing suburb with a small-town atmosphere directed by the 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan. The city’s 2010 population is more than 23,000, compared to the 16,000 estimated in the 2000 census.

Prior Lake features many recreational amenities including more than 54 parks on 1,000 acres, over 100 miles of trails and sidewalks and 14 lakes. Taken together, the parks and lakes offer a wide variety of outdoor opportunities for residents with a wide variety of interests.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is located in Prior Lake and is the largest employer in the county. They offer their own array of opportunities to the public including restaurants, Playworks, Dakotah! Fitness, Dakotah! Ice Center, two casinos and a hotel.

Golfing opportunities abound in the Prior Lake area with the Wild’s Golf Club, Legends Golf Club, Heritage Links Golf Club, Cleary Lake Golf Course and the Meadows at Mystic Lake Golf Course.

Opportunities in commercial and industrial development are increasing due to growth and improved highway accessibility and upgrades. Prior Lake’s downtown environment has been revitalized by the Main Ave. and Dakota St. streetscaping project of 2004 and a façade improvement program.

The city’s housing stock offers great diversity for individuals and families of all ages. Prior Lake’s transportation system includes major roadways including Hwy. 13, County Rd. 42, County Rd. 21 and numerous others that access the entire metropolitan area. Prior Lake provides transit from within the community to other municipalities and to downtown Minneapolis by way of the Laker Lines and BlueXpress.

Prior Lake/Savage Area School District 719 serves Prior Lake, Savage and surrounding townships. Within the district, there are five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one charter school (Aspen Academy K-3). There are also several private schools including Prior Lake Christian Academy (K-12), St. Michael’s Catholic School (K-8) and St. Paul’s Lutheran School (K-8).

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4646 Dakota Street SE   -   Prior Lake, MN 55372-1714
Phone: (952) 447-9800   -   Fax: (952) 447-4245
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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