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

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

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

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