Construction of St. Croix Meadows dog track started 25 years ago
Construction of the St. Croix Meadows Dog Track began 25 years ago this week. The facility has been surrounded by controversy -- starting before construction began, the dog races themselves and the proposal to make it into a casino. Controversy continues today with recent efforts to turn small parts of the vacant building into a school.
For about two years before the track opened, the community was heavily embroiled in the midst of the dog track controversy.