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

South metro prepares for the ash borer

It isn't in Dakota County yet, but foresters want to be ready.

Updated: April 07, 2012, - 09:52 PM

West St. Paul Ice Arena gets one more year

West St. Paul hockey groups will have another year to consider where they might play when the city closes the West St. Paul Ice Arena.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 05:58 PM

South metro fire board warms to taxing district

West and South St. Paul are about to give their joint fire department authority to assess for medical services. They'd like to add firefighting expenses.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 10:19 PM

West St. Paul, Mendota Heights pursue elusive water user

The cities say a man who lives on their common border appears to be dodging attempts to collect a hookup assessment.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 12:00 AM

Inver Grove plans for older adults

A written survey asking the baby boomers of Inver Grove Heights what they want from the community as they age will soon show up in 1,000 mailboxes across the city.

Updated: March 16, 2012, - 06:09 PM

Cities join forces to save money

Finding buying power in numbers, groups of neighboring cities are folding street work into a single big contract.

Updated: March 13, 2012, - 11:53 AM

Inver Wood Golf Course to change stance on non-players

Inver Grove Heights is reconsidering its 20-year policy banning non-players from the city golf course.

Updated: March 09, 2012, - 06:36 PM

Do cars belong in front yards in Inver Grove Heights?

The City Council is considering whether to prohibit parking on front lawns.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 09:27 PM

South St. Paul: From 'cow town' to riverfront attraction

The city is celebrating its 125th birthday with events that will be run by volunteers at no cost to taxpayers.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 09:24 PM

Burnsville schools' former HR director's complaints revealed

Burnsville schools' former HR director went to the state with accusations against superintendent, a local newspaper said.

Updated: March 02, 2012, - 07:40 PM

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