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

$22 million Robert Street reconstruction will go ahead in West St. Paul

The decision is final — Robert Street will be rebuilt with a center median and fewer entrances and exits.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 12:34 PM

Fire at Bloomington apartments injures 1

Fire chief ordered a dozen families to leave the 40-unit building until a new fire alarm system was installed.

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Dakota County adopts a new soil disposal ordinance

Dakota’s new soil ordinance allows minimally contaminated soil from road or development projects to be reused on commercial and industrial...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Faster, more reliable voting machines coming in metro area

Every metro-area county except Carver is upgrading from optical scan as absentee voting expands.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Mille Lacs Ojibwe leader Marge Anderson dies at 81

She campaigned to expand Indian gaming, enforce fishing rights.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 06:59 PM

Dakota County farmers' markets are open and produce is coming, despite wet, cold weather

Lots of crops are running late as local markets open, but strawberries and peas are expected to be of especially...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Twin Cities' first bus rapid transit to open Saturday on Cedar Avenue

Officials will be watching the $112 million project closely to see if it attracts riders, with hopes of expanding it to other parts of the metro area.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 11:15 AM

Metro counties adding more employees to carry out new health insurance plans

Metro counties have decided that — at least to begin with — they will hire 133 more employees to handle...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 10:54 PM

Cedar BRT opening: Dakota County gets its link into metro's growing transit network

After more than a decade of planning and study — and years of road construction — the Cedar Avenue bus...

Updated: June 17, 2013, - 09:20 AM

Burnsville church will get a tower courtesy Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless wanted a new antenna and Church of the Risen Savior was happy to have the new element, so...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 04:33 PM

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