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

Minnesota counties press legislators for wheelage tax authority

Some prefer the per-vehicle fee on car tabs to bring in more money for road maintenance.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Burnsville sewage seeps into Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

A clogged pipe went unnoticed and sewage went up a manhole and into a wetland in the Minnesota Valley National...

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 08:18 PM

West St. Paul considers noise walls on Robert Street

It’s a federal requirement:West St. Paul must ask property owners if they want a noise wall to block traffic noise...

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 01:14 PM

Burnsville pushes ahead on sustainability

Burnsville, the first city in the state to adopt a sustainability plan, sees energy, cost and environmental benefits.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 01:14 PM

MnPass lane use is growing on Interstate 35W

The toll lanes are outperforming their previous use as carpool lanes.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 04:06 PM

Eagan bus garage to be expanded for bus rapid transit

Space is being added to the Eagan bus garage, and construction of two new stations is underway.

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 10:07 AM

South Metro Fire Department ambulance service questioned

The fire department serving West and South St. Paul wants to continue shared service being questioned by HealthEast Medical Transportation.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 06:21 PM

Comcast cable TV costs called into question in Eagan

The city has no authority to regulate Comcast cable rates after a 2011 Federal Communications Commission ruling in the company’s...

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 03:16 PM

MnDOT looks at reversing Cedar Avenue lane in Apple Valley, Eagan

Metro’s first “zipper” lane on Cedar Avenue is a new approach.

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Less trash would cost cities and county

Dakota County, Burnsville and Inver Grove Heights will collect less in fees annually when more waste is recycled.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 11:35 PM

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