South metro news briefs: Meeting on plans for downtown Prior Lake

  • Updated: October 22, 2013 - 2:06 PM

PRIOR LAKE

Meeting soon on plans for downtown

City officials in Prior Lake are inviting residents to what they’re calling a “critical” meeting on the reshaping of roads downtown.

The session is Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the council chambers in City Hall.

Three options for recasting traffic flow have been distilled out of a much longer list. They are posted online on the city’s website, www.cityofpriorlake.com.

The council will make its call on the matter after the meeting, based in part on citizen reactions.

The issue is how to keep south downtown viable, and traffic moving, as congestion rises on the main roads and some accesses are blocked.

SAVAGE

City holds fire-station Halloween event

Hundreds of kids will turn up for the Savage Fire Department’s Halloween open house, which takes place Oct. 31.

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and is meant to provide a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

Kids under 12 are encouraged to wear costumes to the city fire station at 14321 O’Connell Road. There will be games, prizes and refreshments.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Recycle pumpkins after Halloween

Residents of Burnsville, Apple Valley and Eagan can drop their pumpkins off for free organic recycling this year.

Collection is on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eagan Community Center parking lot, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan.

Candle wax must be removed, and no painted pumpkins are allowed. Kids who come along will get treats.

The event is coordinated by Dakota Valley Recycling at 651-675-5011.

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