Briefs: South St. Paul seeks input on bike-walk plan

  • Updated: August 9, 2014 - 3:00 PM

This Galtier Drive cul-de-sac earned second place among neighborhoods in Burnsville’s landscaping contest.

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South St. Paul is asking residents to take part in an online survey about plans for bikers and folks on foot.

Share your “ideas and concerns,” the city says, by completing the survey by August 15.

The survey is part of the city’s process in developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

City staff are evaluating their sidewalk and bikeway network, looking for ways to improve it, and ways to “encourage walking and bicycling in the community.”

Money is coming from Dakota County through the Statewide Health Improvement Program.

Find the survey at


Landscaping contest winners announced

Winners have been named in a citywide contest in Burnsville aimed at encouraging upgrades to the landscaping of businesses, homes and neighborhoods.

First place finishers were:

• For single family homes, Harry and Carolyn Selser, 2600 block of Woods Trail;

• For complexes, associations and neighborhoods, the Knob Hill neighborhood, Knob Hill Road

• For businesses, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill.

During June, residents and businesses could nominate spots with “impeccable landscaping or gardening,” in the organizers’ words. Prizes ranged from a $100 gift card to tickets to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

The city’s chamber and visitors bureau has coordinated for three years after city officials had done so for years before.

Second- and third-place finishers were:

• For homes, Jim Losenicky and Bill Panos of the 1000 Block of Knob Hill Road and Mary Jo Radaj of the 3800 Block of Iris Circle.

• For neighborhoods, Galtier cul-de-sac of Galtier Drive and Krestwood Knolls neighborhood garden of the 13000 block of Krestwood Dr.

• For business, second place went to Buck Hill ski area.

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