Briefs: Free rides available to new Eagan outlet mall

  • Updated: August 16, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Apple Valley is reminding residents that irrigation systems or sprinklers can be used only before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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Free rides are being offered on light rail and buses this weekend as the new outlet mall has its grand opening in Eagan.

Transit and city officials are hoping to take advantage of the event to raise awareness of the Red Line, the fast busway that runs along Cedar Avenue

The mall, called Twin Cities Premium Outlets, is located near the intersection of Hwy. 13 and Cedar. It opened on Thursday, a short walk from the busway’s Cedar Grove Station.

Free rides are being offered through the end of this weekend on the Red and Blue lines, meaning fast buses and trains, and on local bus routes 437, 438, 440, 444, 445, 472 and 475.

Sunday times for those rides are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To get the ride, find a printable pass at

Show it to a bus driver or transit police officer. Keep it to get home for free.

Showing your pass at the mall’s information desk will yield a $5 coupon book. To plan a trip, call 612-373-3333.

Apple Valley

City’s reminder on summer water use

With dry spells this summer at times, officials in Apple Valley are issuing reminders on water usage rules.

Through Sept. 30. irrigation systems or sprinklers can be used only before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m. That means all properties, including folks drawing from private wells, ponds, and lakes. Exemptions apply to new sod and to trees planted in 2014.

Other activities exempted are hand watering of plants (but hose must be attended), children’s water toys as long as the kids are really using them, and vehicle washing.

Police offer open house after 50 years

Apple Valley police celebrate their 50th anniversary. next month with an afternoon’s open house

It’s billed as a family friendly event, during which you can meet officers, tour the building, enjoy vehicle displays and equipment demonstrations, watch the K-9 force at work, play games, and encounter a State Patrol helicopter,

The department is located at 7100 147th Street West. For information, call 952-953-2700


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