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

Pastor loses Burnsville bus driving job for praying with students

A Christian pastor, he said he wanted to help Burnsville district kids start their day.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:37 AM

Burnsville will replace police rifles

Finding the department’s decade-old rifles are past their prime, the city will spend $48,000 to replace all 27 with Colt...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:48 PM

Big I-494 MnPass study will start next year

Relieving traffic in one stretch would just funnel it to another gridlock up the road, planners say.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 12:04 AM

Dakota County invests in solar energy

First solar energy installation will be on roof of its Empire Township maintenance garage.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Dakota County may increase some fees

The application fee for a license to carry a gun may go down, but many county fees are proposed to go higher.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 02:15 PM

LED streetlights pay off in West St. Paul

West St. Paul experiment finds energy savings, could help set rates.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 01:46 AM

Sunfish Lake has pollutants in the lake bed

The lake has been tended to by property owners but lake sediment pollution may require a more expensive treatment.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Most suburbs cool with geothermal ice-rink savings

But not Burnsville. The city is dissatisfied with its energy bills since installing its system in 2010. It has hired...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 06:23 PM

Metro libraries writing a novel chapter in e-book lending

The Twin Cities metro library systems could soon become the first in the nation to share e-books, vastly expanding the...

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Costs released for three MnPass lane options on Cedar Avenue

There are three ways to build a MnPass lane on Cedar Avenue between Apple Valley and Bloomington. The most expensive...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 05:16 PM

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