Apple Valley

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.

Blogs
June 9

Uponor North America hosts job fair June 23 in Apple Valley

Uponor job fair June 23 in Apple Valley
Blogs
May 9

Apple Valley's Uponor completes $18 million expansion

Uponor, the fast growing radiant heating and cooling pro in Apple Valley, officially opens $18 million factory expansion May 16.
South Metro
May 7

Apple Valley freshmen get a dose of financial reality

Apple Valley High School students took part in an event designed to teach them to manage money.
South Metro
March 11

Road construction preview for south metro

City and county officials in the south metro weighed in on the south-of-the-river road projects most likely to create snags for drivers this spring and summer.
Stage & Arts
March 4

Young performers inspired by Dennis Swanson pay tribute

Long before Laura Osnes would star in "Grease" on Broadway and years before she would earn two Tony nominations for her performances in "Bonnie and…
South Metro
January 1
Beverley Miller has led the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for 25...

Longtime director of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority retires

Beverley Miller is preparing to leave the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
January 1

South metro: Retiring MVTA director reflects on 25 years

Miller prepares to retire from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
Minneapolis
December 13, 2015

Handcuffing after shooting is standard police practice

It seems odd to some, but police say the practice ensures safety. Those incapacitated or killed by use of force may lie that way for hours, unless the handcuffs are removed for medical treatment.
North Metro
December 12, 2015

School districts playing big part in property tax increases

Voters may support needs but worry about their pocketbooks.
South Metro
November 14, 2015

Lakeville district considers cutting back on busing fees

Parents do not like the fees, but the move would result in thousands in lost revenue.
South Metro
November 7, 2015

South metro voters approve school districts' requests for more money

All three south metro school districts that sought more money from voters saw success Tuesday at the ballot box. The Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan…
South Metro
September 5, 2015

Apple Valley seeks trees for park on former quarry site

Officials and volunteers will plant more trees Sept. 19 with the help of nonprofit Tree Trust.
South Metro
August 25, 2015

South metro high schools start new year with more classes, high-tech tools

South metro schools add more classes and high-tech tools for students.
South Metro
August 11, 2015

Neighbors upset about proposed District 196 bus hub in Apple Valley

The facility would be loud and bring in too much traffic, residents say.
South Metro
July 31, 2015

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan considers scheduling $180 million referendum

The referendum would seek money for a new elementary school, new technology and other items.
South Metro
July 7, 2015

Lakeville lowers some activity fees, caps total family cost

The school board reduced fees for the costliest sports and capped the total cost per family.
South Metro
June 23, 2015

Farmington, South St. Paul and Burnsville schools plan budget cuts despite additional state funding

Officials in three south metro districts say the money is too little, too late.
South Metro
June 1, 2015

Girls on the Run after school program teaches running and life skills

Teams from several south metro schools participate in Girls on the Run, which encourages teamwork and self-confidence.
South Metro
May 26, 2015

Echo Park Elementary and Oak Ridge Elementary to become magnet schools

Oak Ridge and Echo Park campuses will emphasize STEM, leadership.
South Metro
April 7, 2015

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan debates ending class rank

Student rankings by GPA would be replaced with Latin honors based on percentiles.
South Metro
March 22, 2015

Feb. 1: Rosemount, Hastings districts deemed racially isolated by state

State education officials have named the district "racially isolated" compared to neighboring Hastings.
South Metro
February 12, 2015

A look at how Minnesota's school-issued credit cards are used

  From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items…
South Metro
February 10, 2015

Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies marks 20 years

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.
South Metro
February 8, 2015

White House to honor Apple Valley teacher for environmental lessons

The Apple Valley instructor goes outside the classroom to teach students about climate change.
Minnesota Zoo
January 31, 2015

Minnesota Zoo pushes ahead with agenda despite budget shortfall

If anything, there's new urgency to the plans: New animals and exhibits are seen as crucial to driving attendance