South news briefs: Changes in store for Burnsville youth center

  • Updated: July 22, 2014 - 2:31 PM


Changes in store for city youth center

School and city officials have agreed to changes for The Garage, the city-run youth center, located at 75 Civic Center Parkway.

The city will turn the venue’s weekend music program over to a nonprofit, while after-school activities will shift to Nicollet Jr. High.

There’s a new partnership called the Burnsville Youth Collaborative. The program will target seventh and eighth-graders, offering after school academic and enrichment activities Tuesdays through Thursdays during the school year. Programming will also be offered throughout the week during the summer months.

A newly formed nonprofit will handle the weekend music programming, plus music related classes and coursework, at The Garage. Burnsville High School students can take classes in music production and design.

The nonprofit group is being asked to operate at no outside cost, using ticket revenues and grants to offset expenses.

The collaborative includes the city, the schools, and the Burnsville YMCA. School officials will hire a coordinator. The city will consider paying for improvements including a state-of-the art facility for music programming in the coming years.

For more information on the facility, visit


Bus routes changing, stops omitted

Shakopee Transit is making route changes as of Aug. 4.

Among them:

• Eliminating 496 East stop at Kohl’s or Target.

• Eliminating 496 West stop at Dublin and 17th Avenue, while keeping the stop at St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

• Eliminating 496 West stop at the former Scott County Transit Building, 828 First Avenue.

• Eliminating 496 West loop on Vierling Drive and Adams Street. Buses will travel from Shakopee Town Square to the Community Center via 10th Avenue.

Maps of the changes are available on the City website.

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