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

Cities wean themselves from state aid

Many municipalities have stopped counting on it altogether.

Updated: December 02, 2012, - 11:38 PM

Dakota County protests sharing 'rapid' bus label

Metro Transit's plan to use the term to refer to some city bus routes sparks concerns about confusion in the county.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 07:07 PM

West St. Paul wins round 1 in Robert Street review

The city hopes to persuade the Met Council and two other panels that it should keep its federal grant to rebuild the thoroughfare.

Updated: November 23, 2012, - 06:52 PM

Camper cabins cost how much?!

Seeking "wow factor" for new park, Dakota County runs into sticker shock.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 10:57 PM

Camper cabins cost how much?

Looking for a special draw for its park, Dakota County gets sticker shock.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Raves (and a few rants) for West St. Paul dome

West St. Paul's sports dome gets good reviews from players and coaches, but some residents say it's not much to look at.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 05:00 PM

Impressions of Cedar Av. bus line lag behind other metro transitways

A study found that residents near the new bus line don't view it as favorably as light rail's neighbors do.

Updated: November 09, 2012, - 06:48 PM

Flight path changes could lessen noise in parts of Hennepin, Dakota counties

Proposed changes in MSP takeoff and landing patterns could reduce noise levels in Bloomington but send more planes over parts of Richfield.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 04:18 PM

South-metro drive for shoes finds tons of relief

A recycling drive is projected to bring in literally tons of donated shoes. Still-wearable pairs will go to people who need them or will be recycled into raw materials.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 06:13 PM

Burnsville mayor's race gets tense

The incumbent says an anonymous mailer slamming her constitutes bullying and has no place in the election.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 06:11 PM

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