Late Shakopee Soldier may be Honored with Road Name 04 Aug 11

The first Minnesota soldier to die in the current Iraq conflict may have a segment of the new County Road 21 named in his honor.

U.S. Army Pfc. Jim Herrgott, a Shakopee native, was killed while on duty in Baghdad on July 3, 2003.

Prior Lake and Shakopee veterans organizations support the designation. If the two city councils recommend it, Scott County will likely name a new segment of County Road 21 as “Herrgott Memorial Drive.”

The Shakopee City Council was expected to vote on the recommendation last night, but instead postponed the decision until city administration can talk to Prior Lake about new information.