Incorporated in 1969, and previously named Lebanon Township, this Dakota County city is home to the Minnesota Zoo. The city's name came from a local developer who said the city reminded him of Apple Valley, Calif.
At Apple Valley’s School of Environmental Studies, the 400 juniors and seniors say the school’s appeal is as much about the environment inside the building as it is the theme that unites their studies.
A next-door neighbor who discovered the bodies and notified police said Sunday that the deceased were David Crowley, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter. Police said they didn’t know how long the bodies had been there, but the neighbor theorized it may have been since before Christmas.