Laurie Blake

Reporter | South Metro
Phone: 952-746-3287
Laurie Blake covers communities in northern Dakota County, including Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.

Recent content from Laurie Blake

Survey: Interest in protecting open space is rising in Scott County

Residents value preserving park resources above adding new facilities, according to the survey of 250 households.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Dakota County starting to question its return on transit

The county is rethinking place in alliance to expand light rail and bus transit as most new projects are focused on the west metro.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Long needed trail to be built along County Road 42

A new trail will make things safer and more appealing for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Sharing Hennepin medical examiner office with Dakota, Scott Counties a win-win

Dakota and Scott see improved response. Hennepin also pleased with arrangement.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Dakota County student survey shows seat belt use is strong

Those were two of the Dakota County findings from a 2013 statewide survey of behavior among students.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Twin Cities libraries telling kids to read up, not pay up

Twin Cities libraries are deciding that access to books for kids is more important than collecting fines.A fear that the...

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 10:40 PM

Lakeville ballooned during the Mielke years

City administrator departs for county position after 10 years and plenty of growth, action.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Students help Dakota County put camper cabins in new regional park

To save money, the county had high school students building the Whitetail Woods cabins.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Lakeville city administrator takes a job with Dakota County

Lake­ville City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Steve Miel­ke will leave the city af­ter 10 years to work for Dakota County.Start­ing July 21, Miel­ke...

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Burnsville to build new Interstate 35W exit at Cliff Road

Cliff Road has a non-standard intersection on the west side of Interstate 35W, and the city plans to improve it.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 04:10 PM

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