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

Coming up for 2014, south of the river

New parks, new trails, new stores, new schools. Lots of new stuff is springing to life south of the river...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 09:28 AM

DNR looks to buy more than 400 acres along the Vermillion River

Both groups step in to preserve an area for a biking and walking trail along the Vermillion River.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 10:26 AM

West St. Paul: Robert Street project divided

The city decided to move ahead with reconstruction while making the addition of trees and sidewalks a separate, second project.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Long Lake draining off to a good start

The recent bitter weather is ideal for the draining of Long Lake in Apple Valley.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 02:00 PM

New Minnesota rule may promote organics recycling

As it experiments with organics recycling, Dakota County hopes a new state rule will promote an expansion of organics composting...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 04:45 PM

West St. Paul gives trees a second look for Robert Street

West St. Paul Council Member Jenny Halverson insists that if the city is going to spend $22 million on rebuilding...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Burnsville police address violent deaths, others crime

Recent crime spree, including four violent deaths and a hostage situation, prompted community’s concern.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 11:45 PM

Lack of space means lack of trees on West St. Paul's Robert St.

City officials believe boulevard trees are vital to making the new Robert Street more attractive and delivering the change residents expect after years of expected construction.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 11:42 PM

Suburban street sweeping continues — as long as the weather allows

This fall’s late leaf drop is complicating autumn street sweeping, but area street superintendents say suburban crews will keep sweeping...

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Jury convicts Northfield breeder of animal cruelty

A Northfield dog breeder Friday was found guilty of animal cruelty in a case that involved the drowning of dogs...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 08:52 PM

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