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Continued: Dakota County news briefs: Burnsville baseball fields in line for major makeover

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The new systems will be identical and will replace systems purchased in 2000 and 2001.


New signs going up at city’s performing arts center

The city of Burnsville will pay Schad Tracy Signs $62,224 to install five exterior signs on the Burnsville Performing Arts Center to change its name to the Ames Center.

Ames Construction of Burnsville has signed a 10-year, $100,000 naming-rights deal. Ames is a contractor known for work on major road and industrial projects. The company was founded in Burnsville in 1963.

Under the agreement between Ames and the city, the Ames name will remain on the building after the 10 years of payments have ended.


Earth Day events April 26

Lakeville will observe Earth Day on April 26 with two events for residents.

The city’s annual watershed cleanup event from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is an opportunity for volunteers to help clear debris from trails, parks, roadways and ponds at assigned locations throughout the city. Sign up by calling 952-985-4500.

An Earth Day celebration and education event also will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Central Maintenance Facility at 7570 W. 179th St. The family-friendly event will feature education stations from a variety of environmental organizations. There also will be games and prizes.

For more information, call 952-985-4500.

Apple Valley

City will buy new pier

Apple Valley plans to purchase a new floating pier for Cobblestone Lake.

Marine Dock and Lift of Center City, Minn., submitted the only bid to do the work at a cost of $48,332.

Pondweed harvest planned

Curly leaf pondweed in Apple Valley’s Farquar Lake will be harvested this summer over about 16 acres of the lake.

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