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

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

Political fire burns in West St. Paul

City Council contending with a council member it wishes would quit.

Updated: July 14, 2012, - 05:29 PM

Spring rains have mosquitoes now on the double

The heavy May and June rains coupled with heat helped hatch a huge crop of blood suckers.

Updated: July 06, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Merged fire departments face further cuts

South St. Paul and West St. Paul combined fire departments five years ago, but the cost savings haven't been as great as hoped.

Updated: July 06, 2012, - 06:49 PM

Are you a library scofflaw?

Two counties hope to start library card verification system, to keep users from ducking fines by checking out materials at other sites.

Updated: July 04, 2012, - 08:33 PM

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