Home to Burnsville Center mall and Buck Hill ski resort, it has been building a downtown area called Heart of the City with urban-style retail and condos. The Burnsville Transit Station serves as the hub of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.

South Metro
August 24, 2019

Savage fire chief resigns, citing 'mental, physical and emotional toll' of job demands

Andrain Roach says he wasn't given resources to improve services in city.
South Metro
May 31, 2019

Police investigate homicide in Burnsville

No suspects are in custody, but officers are following several leads.
October 23, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with Erik Paulsen at his office in Plymouth.

National political stars descend on closely fought Minnesota

Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio among GOP stars visiting to boost House candidates.
April 27, 2018
Burnsville teachers picketed this week near the school district office to protest the 300th day without a teaching contact.

Big shortfalls mean Twin Cities schools cut teacher, staff jobs

Metro school districts face a combined shortfall of more than $100 million.
South Metro
July 6, 2017
Nearly 500 pages of documents, and audio and video from the 2016 police shooting of Jamie J. Lewis in Burnsville has been released, including footage

Documents: Man killed by Burnsville police aimed gun at officers

Documents and video shed new details on Jamie J. Lewis' death last year.
South Metro
April 2, 2017
In North Minneapolis the first day of police training academy is being set in motion with the latest crop of cadets, 27. Minneapolis Sgt. Each cadet g

Minnesota could mandate officer training for mental-illness calls

State could mandate crisis training as police see more mental-illness-related calls.
West Metro
December 19, 2016

State appeals court upholds Final Exit's felony conviction for assisted suicide

A Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday let stand the conviction of a national right-to-die group that assisted in the 2007 suicide of a Dakota…
South Metro
December 8, 2016
In this file photo, Burnsville Chief of Police Eric Gieseke briefed reporters Monday afternoon about the shooting of two people inside a Dollar Tree i

Man charged with first-degree murder in killing at Burnsville Dollar Tree

Grant D. Hendrickson, 27, of Rosemount, killed Donald Hortsch and attempted to kill a 27-year-old man who was left paralyzed on Nov. 7.
South Metro
November 8, 2016
A suspect was in custody after two people were reportedly shot at a Dollar Tree in a Burnsville shopping center over the noon hour Monday.

Man arrested in Dollar Tree shooting has violent criminal past

Motive still unclear in Monday's fatal shooting of 69-year-old man from Rosemount at a Dollar Tree store.
South Metro
September 2, 2016
Fresh from a large transit system in Delaware, Luther Wynder is the new Minnesota Valley Transit Authority executive director. He has seen how access

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority's new leader settles in

Luther Wynder believes in the power of transit and plans on more community engagement.
South Metro
May 31, 2016
Students at Tartan High School run their school credit union in this photo taken shortly after it opened. PCU or Postal Credit Union has since changed

Burnsville to be latest high school offering on-site credit union

From Eden Prairie to St. Paul, eight high schools now have an on-site credit union.
South Metro
March 11, 2016
Family and friends gathered to remember Alyssa Ettl at the Dodd Boulevard location where she died in a 2013 accident. A project will improve Dodd.

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.
West Metro
February 16, 2016
Michelle MacDonald

Michelle MacDonald loses appeal of breath-test conviction

Appeals Court says officer had right to administer test.
South Metro
February 13, 2016
Parents and students gathered at Burnsville High School last week for an informational session on the grade-alignment changes to come for the 2016-17

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools, parents prepare for new grade alignments

Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.
January 28, 2016
At 30, Bob Dunlap is among Minnesota’s younger birders, but hardly a fledgling, with 732 species on his life list.

Bob the Birdman is changing the face of Minnesota birding

The Dunlap's main habitat is Minnesota, but is seen throughout North America. A recent rare sighting was in Ecuador, where a male and its mate mingled for several days with rain-forest species.
South Metro
January 15, 2016
Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 31, of Eagan, also known as Anthony Lee Nelson

Last defendant in stabbing death of Anarae Schunk takes plea deal

Family agreed on plea agreement because they didn't want the trauma of a trial
South Metro
December 4, 2015
Victoria Sardinha, left, got help from Cassandra Degerstrom, center, to smash a pie in the face of Ryan Wold of Apex Fun Run. The fundraiser was held

At Burnsville's Gideon Pond, kids run for a playground for all

Gideon Pond Elementary finds fun, creative way to raise money.
South Metro
November 14, 2015
Students sit on the bus at the end of the school day at Eastview Elementary School in Lakeville.

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
August 29, 2015
Rosemount High School’s new scoreboard was unveiled for a home game against White Bear Lake. Mike Manning, the athletic director and assistant princ

South metro high schools debut new scoreboards

Some question the cost and necessity of the high-tech amenities at the high school level.
South Metro
August 25, 2015
Haley Martinson, front left, Madi Wheeler, and Grace Ashton danced during Pepfest, an event for incoming freshmen at Lakeville South High School.

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 21, 2015
Options for the Orange Line bus-rapid-transit stop, including two sites near the Burnsville Transit Station, could affect ridership for years to come.

Concerns arise over Burnsville station location for Orange Line BRT

County officials will discuss the location of the Orange Line transit station on Tuesday.
South Metro
August 7, 2015
Almost 40 years after it was installed as the first piece of public art in Burnsville, the Bicentennial Garden fountain is faltering and needs repair.

Burnsville's leaky, aging Bicentennial Garden fountain to get a facelift

The Bicentennial Garden fountain was the city's first piece of public art.
West Metro
July 28, 2015

Feds say woman bought guns for Twin Cities crime spree

Investigators say that for months, authorities say, a young woman calmly walked into a Robbinsdale gun store and legally bought guns and quickly turned them over to a member of the well-known Somali Outlaws gang.
West Metro
July 11, 2015
In 2010, John Wolf tried to open a discount liquor store in Minnetonka. He withdrew his application after the city changed its policy and instead open

Twin Cities suburbs look to limit number of liquor stores

Minnetonka is the latest city to debate rules on its number of off-sale stores.
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.