News in brief: Eagan, Burnsville selling trees at bargain prices

  • Updated: April 6, 2013 - 11:59 PM

Burnsville and Eagan are both holding tree sales this month for residents.

Burnsville will sell hundreds of bare-root trees, shrubs and plants at its annual plant sale from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 27 at the city’s maintenance facility at 75 Civic Center Pkwy. Prices will range from $25 to $50. Trees are locally grown and vary in size from 5 to 12 feet.

The sale is open to Burnsville residents only. Households will be limited to two trees, 54 plants and 30 shrubs. Prepare planting sites before the sale and plan to plant the trees and shrubs immediately.

For a complete listing of available plants and pricing, see

Eagan, meanwhile, is holding its tree sale online. Orders are being taken at, and ordering will be open until noon April 19. Eight types of trees are available at $25 per tree. Residents can order up to two trees per household.

Residents must pick up their trees Saturday, May 4.


Safe sleep workshops for day-care providers

Dakota County has scheduled a series of free training sessions to remind home day-care providers to follow safe sleeping practices for infants.

The training sessions will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dates and locations are: April 29, room L139 at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley; May 2, Dakota County Technical College, 1300 E. 145th St., Rosemount; May 6, rooms 110A & B at the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 W. Mendota Road, West St. Paul; and May 9, room L139 at the Dakota County Western Service Center.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, call Joan Granger-Kopesky at 952-891-7458.


City administrator finalists named

Hastings City Council has named four finalists for consideration as the next city administrator. The candidates will be interviewed April 19. The final candidate will be announced May 6.

Those up for consideration are Melinda Coleman, Charles Grawe, Catherine Green, and Melanie Mesko Lee.

All candidates hold a master’s degree in public administration or a similar field and have more than 10 years of experience in municipal government management.

The position became vacant in March when Dave Osberg resigned to take a city administrator position in Eagan, for which he was sworn in this week.


New fire chief named

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