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 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 19

Burnsville plans to close Senior Campus after high-school expansion

When the recently approved high school expansion is complete, there will be room to house grades 9-12 in one building.
South Metro
April 14

Savage holds inaugural Service Day on Saturday

Shrey Pothini, 11, planned the citywide day of volunteering.
February 25

Brony king M.A. Larson visits hometown Burnsville with new novel

Minnesota native M.A. Larson returns to talk about his new princess fantasy novel, his Brony fame and kindness.
South Metro
February 12

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 11

Burnsville man pleads guilty to kidnap, assault of Andover 13-year-olds

Casey Lee Chinn met the teens via an online chat site. Police found them using signals from their electronic devices.
South Metro
January 13

Burnsville parents try to tackle the achievement gap

Spurred on by a concerned mom, a group of elementary school parents is tackling the achievement gap through conversation.
South Metro
January 6

Enrollments generally rise in Twin Cities south metro

Numbers are generally up in south metro districts.
South Metro
December 18, 2014

Burnsville attorney suspended indefinitely for professional misconduct

A Burnsville attorney was suspended this week for professional misconduct. Terry Rueb, 59, failed to deposit fees paid in advance of services to a trust…
West Metro
December 4, 2014

Minnesota cities squawk over cellphone towers

Residents want service at their fingertips but the equipment out of sight.
South Metro
November 18, 2014

Golf courses rebound from rough spring

South-metro area courses generally fared well in 2014, though some are adding footgolf and taking other steps to sustain business.
South Metro
October 14, 2014

My view: Dakota Valley Symphony, chorus get ready for new season

Symphony will present five concerts, from Broadway to Baroque, Handel’s Messiah to .Faure’s Requiem.
South Metro
October 14, 2014

South school briefs: Property tax levy may increase next year

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Property tax levy may increase next year The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school board approved a preliminary annual operating levy recently that will raise about $34.9 million…
South Metro
October 9, 2014

Burnsville and Lakeville school districts: A study in opposites

  Even though they are neighbors, the south-metro suburbs of Burnsville and Lakeville have dramatically different demographics. So do their schools. Lakeville’s shares of students…
South Metro
September 29, 2014

Savage heading for ban on hookah lounges, e-cigarettes

The city joins many others in grappling with new — or newly popular — forms of smoking.
South Metro
September 23, 2014

South school briefs: Free admission offered to Shakopee events

Shakopee Free admission offered to events This year, Shakopee students will be admitted to all home athletic and activity events for free. This includes volleyball,…
South Metro
September 2, 2014

South metro schools launch a new year

New faces, new mobile devices are to be found in high schools all across the south metro this fall.