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

Test of LED streetlights in West St. Paul could lead to wider use

Xcel Energy has chosen West St. Paul for a two year, community wide test of LED street lights, which emit whiter light and save energy.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 11:50 PM

Dakota Library welcomes eMagazines

At the library, copies of eMagazines are unlimited, and you never have to return them.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 05:24 PM

Apple Valley won't pay for skyway

The 147th Street Cedar busway station will be built without a pedestrian bridge, but one may be added later.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 02:35 PM

Inver Grove library plans are rebuffed

Proposed addition is too boxy, County Board chair says.

Updated: September 15, 2012, - 09:39 PM

Teen killed, 3 friends hurt in crash

A car driven by Maddy Sake, 16, collided with a pickup truck carrying her friends as the vehicles crested a hill on a gravel road near Hastings.

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 07:58 PM

Comcast franchise negotiations begin

Local programming will be a key focus for the northern Dakota County franchise agreement starting in 2015.

Updated: September 07, 2012, - 07:43 PM

Dakota County land protected but not open to public

A model conservation program has preserved thousands of acres.

Updated: September 06, 2012, - 10:07 AM

Cedar Avenue busway to open in spring

Commissioners are impatient, but planners say it's a complicated deal.

Updated: August 31, 2012, - 06:06 PM

Vadnais dome's woes don't faze other cities

West St. Paul and Savage, both of which are opening domes this fall, say Mark Bigelbach's troubles in Vadnais Heights don't pose a problem for them.

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 09:46 PM

In West St. Paul, charges of misconduct against council member

City Council's Ed Hansen accused of interfering with sale of a house.

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 10:51 AM

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