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

Eagan outlet mall ready to hire

The much anticipated shopping center will host a job fair on June 6 in order to hire 1,600 employees.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 09:04 AM

iPads to replace PCs at Dakota County libraries

The familiar sight of rows of computer stations at the public library may be starting to disappear, displaced by the...

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 09:00 PM

More artwork for children coming to Eagan library

Wescott Library in Eagan is bringing back muralist Julie Prairie to continue her playful work on the walls in the...

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 02:00 PM

West St. Paul considers mixed approach to tree planting

Finding uniform trees along the street to be too expensive, West St. Paul is now considering a less costly proposal...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:09 PM

Dakota County to start on bluff trail near Hastings with sweeping views

Dakota County will save $440,000 by making creative use of excess soil and rock from Spring Lake Park Reserve trail...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 06:28 PM

Burnsville's Black Dog Road to close to the public in July

The old country lane will be given to Xcel Energy as part of its plant. A new riverside trail will open.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Dakota County holding four household hazardous waste drop-off events

Got hazardous waste?  Dakota County is holding four free drop-off events, open to all metro-area residents.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Second BRT line to Dakota County is being planned

I-35W already has commuter bus service; now Metro Transit wants to add all-day, evening and weekend service.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 04:03 PM

Dakota County eminent domain proceedings enter next phase

Dakota County moves into the next phase of condemnation to gain public ownership of land in Spring Lake Park Reserve.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 07:01 PM

West St. Paul seeks more state funds for Robert Street redo

West St. Paul is trying to persuade MnDOT to pick up more of the cost.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 05:43 PM

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