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

Burnsville considers accepting ads on the city's website

The city already accepts ads for its print publications and is now looking at the potential of its website to...

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 09:52 PM

South news briefs: Dakota County wells tested for high nitrate levels

Dakota CountyWells tested for high nitrate levelsThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Dakota County are trying to learn more about...

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 02:03 PM

West St. Paul awaits cost estimates on City Hall renovation

West St. Paul City Council weighs options and budget effects before deciding on upgrades.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 04:30 PM

New Burnsville crosswalk signal more like a traffic light

New signal in Burnsville will put yellow and red lights directly in front of drivers to help pedestrians cross safely.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 11:58 PM

Twin Cities south metro has road-closed signs ahead

When southbound I-35E closes in May, local roads — and drivers —will feel the strain.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Three bodies found in their home in Zimmerman

Neighbors were anxious for information Sunday about the unexplained deaths in the quiet Sherburne County community.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 09:52 AM

Infant day-care deaths are focus of new Dakota County campaign

Hoping to end infant deaths, Dakota County is targeting child-care providers with a campaign to place babies on their backs...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 04:58 PM

Burnsville looks at monitoring thrift stores more closely

A new study outlines some options for Burnsville to more closely monitor thrift stores.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 06:16 AM

Minnesota counties press legislators for wheelage tax authority

Some prefer the per-vehicle fee on car tabs to bring in more money for road maintenance.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Burnsville sewage seeps into Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

A clogged pipe went unnoticed and sewage went up a manhole and into a wetland in the Minnesota Valley National...

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 08:18 PM

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