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

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

St. Thomas Academy expands campus

The Catholic boys' school in Mendota Heights, a landmark along I-494, is in the middle putting an $18 million addition onto its activities center.

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 01:06 PM

Heading out onto Sunfish Lake? Bring your permission slip

Anyone on Sunfish Lake must have permission to cross private property to reach the lake.

Updated: August 10, 2012, - 05:57 PM

Mendota Heights boaters, keep your engines turned off

The City Council upholds ban on motors of any kind on city lakes, denying what residents considered a formality.

Updated: August 03, 2012, - 06:03 PM

Deciding vote on Inver Grove Heights gun practice site coming

Vance Grannis Jr. asked Inver Grove Heights for permission to use 50 acres for rifle training.

Updated: August 03, 2012, - 06:01 PM

Pine Bend Refinery plans new safety units in Rosemount

Flint Hills Resources looks to add up to 30 of the blast-resistant modules as quarters for temporary workers until December 2016.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 11:14 PM

West St. Paul grappling with City Hall re-do

A sharply higher cost estimate has West St. Paul rethinking the project's viability.

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 06:46 PM

Out of the office: City Hall receptionists

Some suburbs opt for automation over greeters to cut costs.

Updated: July 23, 2012, - 01:20 PM

Gardens get put to the test in Rosemount

County master gardeners are tending test plots in Rosemount to help Ball Seed Co. decide what flowers to market.

Updated: July 22, 2012, - 08:56 AM

Robert St. cost nearly doubles

West St. Paul may have to drop a bike-pedestrian trail bridge to lower the price tag.

Updated: July 20, 2012, - 06:14 PM

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