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Continued: Minneapolis/St. Paul south metro news briefs: Shakopee mayor's state of the city talk

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The taxpayers who are paying for Savage’s new $5.75 million, 60,000-square-foot public works facility are invited to tour the space on Saturday.

There’s an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on May 18.

The space was expanded last summer to twice its original size.

Streets, utilities, parks and engineering staff are housed there. The event is a chance for folks to learn more about what they do.

The expansion added space for the city’s fleet, vehicles that maintain streets, parks and the like. There also are bays for vehicle repair and washing. The open house will include tours and other information.

Public Works is located at 13770 Dakota Av.


Need help with buckthorn removal?

Burnsville is asking residents to nominate their neighborhoods for buckthorn brush pickups in the third year of a disposal program.

The city notes that the sight of overgrown buckthorn in areas that once were spark­ling with native shrubs and wildflowers is “frustrating — especially since it is difficult to remove (and keep away permanently).”

So it’s offering help. Residents can apply to have removed ­buckthorn picked up and ­disposed of free if the ­neighborhood arranges for removal.

For more information, visit, call 952-895-4543 or e-mail


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