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

River group has murky future

Dakota County withdraws from Minnesota River Board.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 10:30 PM

It's Gerlach vs. Swanson in District 7 for Dakota County Board

They are pursuing the seat held by retiring Commissioner Will Branning in the Dakota County Board race.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 07:08 PM

Ecolab challenges city road assessment

The global company says the improvement of Ames Crossing Road in Eagan did not benefit its property. Talks are continuing.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 11:47 AM

Dakota County builds up new Whitetail Woods Park

Dakota County chooses key improvements to attract people to the new Whitetail Woods Regional Park.

Updated: October 12, 2012, - 06:37 PM

Pier, aerator go to Lebanon Hills lake

McDonough Lake is part of the DNR's fishing in the neighborhood program.

Updated: October 05, 2012, - 09:03 PM

Inver Grove pond cleanup priced at $450K

With 589 storm water ponds, the southeast metro suburb wonders how many more will need attention.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 11:52 AM

West St. Paul registry aims to track vacant homes

The house has been foreclosed, the occupants are gone and pretty soon complaints about the property drift in to City Hall: the grass is long, a window is broken, the pipes have burst.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 09:56 PM

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

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