Cleanup day May 17
Rosemount residents can get rid of unwanted items not accepted by their trash hauler during the city’s annual spring cleanup day, 8 a.m. to noon on May 17 in the east parking lot at Dakota County Technical College, 1300 E. 145th St. (County Road 42). Participants can enter the site off Audrey Avenue just south of the baseball field.
Items such as construction debris and car batteries can be dropped off for free; others will be accepted with a fee, such as $10 per computers or $15 per mattress. See http://tinyurl.com/m8gbnjv for a full list of accepted items, fees and instructions, or call 651-322-6005 with questions.
If you can avoid I-35, please do so for a bit
At presstime time for this section, the state was awaiting better weather to launch single-lane traffic in both directions on Interstate 35 between County Roads 70 and 50.
As part of the road work, the County Road 50 ramp to southbound I-35 was to close as well as the southbound I-35 ramp to County Road 60/185th Street.
Traffic is to be moved back to its regular side of the road and ramps are to reopen in mid-May, officials say, but there will be temporary lane closures during non-rush hours and weekends through early June.
All dates are subject to suitable weather.
Big gift aids in creating splash pad
Burnsville’s Lions Club is giving the city $70,000 for a new splash pad play area at Cliff Fen Park.
It will be part of the Burnsville Lions Playground there, at 120 E. Cliff Road.
In 2013, the club gave $50,000 for work on what had been known as the Skyland Playground. Construction of the new addition should begin this fall. To learn more, see www.burnsville.org/lionsplayground.
Spring tea for girls
The Scott County Historical Society’s Girls’ Spring Tea is on Saturday.