Burnsville

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
December 8

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
A suspect was in custody after two people were reportedly shot at a Do...

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

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

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

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

Michelle MacDonald loses appeal of breath-test conviction

Appeals Court says officer had right to administer test.
South Metro
February 13

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

Most are looking forward to 9th- through 12th-graders being under one roof.
Variety
January 28

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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 19, 2015

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, 2015

Savage holds inaugural Service Day on Saturday

Shrey Pothini, 11, planned the citywide day of volunteering.
Books
February 25, 2015

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, 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 11, 2015

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.