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

Second BRT line to Dakota County is being planned

I-35W already has commuter bus service; now Metro Transit wants to add all-day, evening and weekend service.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 04:03 PM

Dakota County eminent domain proceedings enter next phase

Dakota County moves into the next phase of condemnation to gain public ownership of land in Spring Lake Park Reserve.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 07:01 PM

West St. Paul seeks more state funds for Robert Street redo

West St. Paul is trying to persuade MnDOT to pick up more of the cost.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 05:43 PM

The road to new Whitetail Woods Park will be gravel at first

Commissioners decided to hold off on paving the road before Whitetail Woods opens in September because the county budget doesn’t...

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:02 PM

Minnesota Valley Transit considers more Wi-Fi on buses

Should a transit agency spend public money to provide Wi-Fi for bus riders? The south suburban Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) thinks so.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:31 PM

Burnsville admits sports center to industrial park

A sports center’s request to operate in a city industrial zone is prompting Burnsville to review and to update its...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Rep. Holberg to run for Dakota County Board

She would challenge longtime Commissioner Paul Krause of Lakeville. Krause has not yet announced if he will seek re-election.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Dakota County secures land for regional trail

End of condemnation process means segment of Mississippi River Regional Trail can proceed.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 07:13 PM

Apple Valley seeks more land for single-family homes

Finding stronger demand for stand-alone homes than for townhouses, Apple Valley is looking to rezone 25 acres off Pilot Knob...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 12:45 PM

City Hall volunteering is strong and expanding

Trying to make the budget go further and extend services, communities tap into willing unpaid workers, especially in Dakota County.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 09:41 PM

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