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South Metro
May 14, 2014
Don Pflaum of Farmington carried some flowers and seed sets for Cathy Reichert of Apple Valley at the Burnsville farmers market last Thursday.

Farmer's markets starting their seasons in south metro

Food, drink, music and camaraderie are back at outdoor markets, though late winter delayed most veggies.
South Metro
May 13, 2014

South school briefs: Holocaust survivor to speak at Shakopee High School

Shakopee Holocaust survivor to speak at high school Dora Eiger Zaidenweber will speak next week about her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust, including…
South Metro
May 6, 2014

Twin Cities south metro school briefs: District 191 service club honored for leadership, civic involvement

Burnsville- Eagan-SavageHarriet Bishop Service Club receives Red Wagon AwardThe School Service Club in District 191 has been selected to receive the 2014 Lt. Governor's Red…
South Metro
May 1, 2014
Black Dog Road in Burnsville is often damaged by flooding and hard to maintain.

Burnsville's Black Dog Road to close to the public in July

The old country lane will be given to Xcel Energy as part of its plant. A new riverside trail will open.
South Metro
May 1, 2014
Burnsville High School junior Paul Nong's "Doodle 4 Google" entry, which depicts a "dream machine."

Burnsville student's 'dream' doodle has shot at Google's home page

Burnsville High artist Paul Nong will fly to California on May 21 to see if he's one of Google contest's final five.
South Metro
April 26, 2014

'Beast' and new building for growing Lakeville ballet company

Ballet Royale is nearing completion of its new studio in Lakeville and is about to stage its latest show.
South Metro
April 19, 2014
Left to right, Jessica Lynn, Dorothy Owen, Reba Clamp, Marlo Miller, Lisa Diesslin, and Kasey Scarpello form the cast.

Musical 'Mom!'shines a spotlight on motherhood

Excerpts from 'Mom!', a comedy/drama, did well enough two years ago that the Chameleon Theatre Circle is staging the full-length musical.
South Metro
April 12, 2014
Seventh graders Collin Ridgeway, left, and Josh Holtzleiter worked with teacher and chess instructor Brian Ribnick, center, on their endgames at Metca

Burnsville chess program has all the right moves

Coach Brian Ribnick has spent 30 years build­ing Minnesota's most suc­cess­ful juni­or high chess team.
South Metro
April 1, 2014

South-metro school briefs: Three local teachers up for Teacher of the Year

South metroThree local teachers are among Teacher of the Year finalistsEducation Minnesota has selected 10 finalists for the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program,…
South Metro
April 1, 2014

Burnsville-Savage water-sharing arrangement brings environmental benefits

A unique water-sharing agreement between Burnsville and Savage appears to be easing the strain on a major aquifer that feeds the Savage Fen, one of…
South Metro
March 25, 2014

South school briefs: Farmington High School to host college fair

FarmingtonHigh School to host college fairStudents and families looking at colleges can explore all of their options at a college fair at the high school.From…
South Metro
March 22, 2014

Founding of other Dakota County cities

Most Dakota County cities were previously townships or unincorporated villages before officially incorporating as cities. Some incorporated as villages first, then became cities in 1974…
South Metro
March 22, 2014

Burnsville facts

Here are a few other Burnsville facts:• The city has the 10th-largest population in the state.• Despite the different spelling, it was named after early landowner William…
Local
March 22, 2014

Much of Burnsville park to close temporarily

Work on power poles and transmission lines will close parts of Alimagnet Park in Burnsville beginning this week, the city says.The Alimagnet Dog Park, softball…
South Metro
March 22, 2014
then This photo from 1979 shows Nicollet Avenue and Burnsville Parkway, the future site of the Heart of the City.

Burnsville celebrates its history — and yes, it has one

It's been an official city for only 50 years, but its roots go back to 1858, when Byrnesville Township was founded along the Minnesota River.
South Metro
March 22, 2014
Zaraawar Mistry, right, of Dreamland Arts will perform children’s stories from India accompanied by Greg Herriges, left, at the Wescott library in E

Dakota County libraries roll out spring break offerings

With spring break scheduled this coming week or next for most Dakota County schools, local libraries have plenty of fun (and free) activities planned. While…
South Metro
March 18, 2014

South metro school briefs: Magnet schools earn awards

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganDistrict's magnet schools earn awardsAll three District 196 elementary magnet schools — Cedar Park Elementary STEM School, Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and…
South Metro
March 15, 2014
Burnsville High School students gave a thumbs-up along with Rep. Erin Murphy, center, after they discussed a bill in her office on Tuesday. Students h

Burnsville High School students connect at the Capitol

Seniors at Burnsville High School get a real-world look at how bills become law by visiting the Capitol and meeting with legislators.
South Metro
March 11, 2014
Burnsville snow removal crews removed some of this winter’s snowfall in the Heart of the City neighborhood recently.

South-metro cities are feeling winter weary

South-metro plowing crews have been overextended all winter, and the harsh weather has put a damper on outdoor recreation.
South Metro
March 8, 2014

Burnsville adds online crime map tool

Burnsville is the latest city to put crime maps online.The new tool allows residents to "view locations of recent crimes, look at crime data, submit…
Local
March 4, 2014

Burnsville's United Credit Consultants ordered to stop debt services

United Credit Consultants was ordered to stop offering debt settlement services because it did not have the proper license, the Department of Commerce announced Monday.
South Metro
February 18, 2014

South school briefs: Lakeville's Knudsen named a top administrator

LakevilleKnudsen named as a top administratorBarbara Knudsen, executive director of teaching and learning for the Lakeville district, was recently named an Outstanding Central Office Leader…
South Metro
February 15, 2014

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage looks to beef up social and student services

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District is dipping into its fund balance to add social workers and special education supervisors.
South Metro
February 15, 2014
«This is the biggest public health challenge in all our communities.»
Retired Lakeville Police Chief Tom Vonhof

Gathering goal: End domestic violence

Annual gathering is meant to recharge determination to fight ongoing problem. There were 38 deaths in the state last year.
South Metro
February 11, 2014

South school briefs: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan to expand preschool offerings

Rosemount- Apple Valley-EaganDistrict to expand preschool offeringsIn fall 2014, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District will expand its half-day preschool offerings for 3- and 4-year-olds in…