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Police academy offers peek at a cop’s life

Burnsville is offering a police academy for members of the public to learn more about police operations.

The free class is open to persons 18 years and older. It will be offered Thursday nights from Sept. 4 to Nov. 12 at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway.

The class is limited to 24 participants, who must live or work in Burnsville.

To participate, fill out an application online at and return it to the Burnsville Police Department no later than Aug. 9.

Boating restriction lifted on Crystal Lake

Dropping water levels have allowed the “Slow NO Wake” restrictions to be lifted on Crystal Lake in Burnsville.

The temporary ban kept boaters from traveling fast enough to create a wake.

For more information contact the city’s Natural Resources Department, 952-895-4550.

Burnsville woman gets volunteer award

Tami Jensen of Burnsville has received the 2014 American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region’s volunteer of the Year award.

During the past year, Jensen completed several projects that have improved disaster response capability for Red Cross. The projects include organizing the Red Cross warehouse and building shelter kits.

She helped the Red Cross better respond quickly during disaster response and recovery,” officials said.

Comprised of six community chapters, the Northern Minnesota Region serves 4.3 million people in 45 counties in Minnesota and three in western Wisconsin. Chapters are located in Minneapolis, Duluth, Bemidji, Alexandria, St. Cloud, and Bayport.

Mendota Heights

Filings for council open through August

The filing period in Mendota Heights for City Council and mayor begins at July 29 and ends at 5 p.m. on August 12.

For information on filing, call City Clerk Lorri Smith at 651-452-1850.

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