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

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

Burnsville couple wants to bring troubled youth and horses together

A Burnsville couple want to bring youths, horses and mentors together to help ease depression, anxiety and low self esteem...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 12:45 PM

Cities vow to treat bump in state aid as windfall, not a 'new normal'

Most say they won’t count on state aid for operating expenses because it’s undependable.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Gov. Dayton sides with citizen council in Legacy dispute

Governor vetoed part of a bill that would have funded a slate of habitat projects in metro parks.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 12:27 AM

Dakota County wants organics recycling to pay for itself

County hopes a program in Lakeville schools will pay for itself by reducing garbage costs.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 04:03 PM

West St. Paul will start over on its City Hall project

West St. Paul fired the design and management team hired to deliver a new or remodeled city hall.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 12:25 PM

Outdoor Heritage funds: A metro-rural Legacy battle

When it comes to Legacy funding for wildlife habitat are the large metro parks as deserving of the money as...

Updated: May 14, 2013, - 02:08 PM

Pressure is on for Cedar Avenue busway to open, do well

Four agencies involved in launching Cedar Avenue BRT.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 09:42 PM

South news briefs: 3rd-graders to say why they love Burnsville

BURNSVILLE3rd-graders to say why they love BurnsvilleBurnsville third-graders may participate in a “I Love Burnsville Week” essay contest by writing...

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 04:08 PM

Dakota County used interpreters almost 6,000 times last year

As one measure of the area’s increasing cultural diversity, Dakota County last year spent more than $61,000 for telephone translation...

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 07:50 PM

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