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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
A runner crossed the finish line at the Girls on the Run practice 5K.

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 High School teacher Katie Burke helped students Eric Aguirre and Karli Klema at the Senior Campus, which will close after the next school y

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.
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.
South Metro
January 13, 2015

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, 2015

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
Rendering of cell tower/banner for Verizon Wireless that was recently built outside Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville.

Minnesota cities squawk over cellphone towers

Residents want service at their fingertips but the equipment out of sight.
South Metro
November 18, 2014
Inver Wood Golf Course in Inver Grove Heights recorded 47,000 rounds in 2014. “We feel like we had a good year,” said parks and recreation directo

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
In Savage, electronic cigarettes, like the one shown above, will be banned in areas covered by the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act.

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
Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Charlie Vig (Class of 1979) will be inducted into the Shakopee Public Schools Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 26, a

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
As members of the Blaze Blazettes dance team warmed up on the field, youth football players began to arrive for Burnsville football’s fourth annual

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.
South Metro
August 19, 2014

After primaries, city council candidates prep for fall

Voters tended to favor City Council incumbents during a quiet primary season.
South Metro
July 5, 2014
Malamanya, with its blend of Afro-Latin dance music, is the final act performing July 12 at the 2014 International Festival of Burnsville.

Music, dance help deliver global feel to Burnsville's International Festival

Music and dance will be an integral part of Burnsville's International Festival on July 12.
South Metro
July 1, 2014

School briefs

Burnsville- Eagan-Savage Principals will read to kids in Burnsville On Thursdays this summer, elementary school principals from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district will read to kids in…
South Metro
June 18, 2014
Brothers Michael and Scott Coughlin outside their Burnsville home. Both have scholarships to study physics.

Burnsville brothers are academic stars

Burnsville brothers Michael and Scott Coughlin are serious about science: one has 39 published works at age 23.
South Metro
June 7, 2014

Large pool of candidates square off for Dakota County City Council races

Primaries will be held in August to narrow the field for several local council races.
South Metro
May 31, 2014
Guadalupe Genis, 15, led a group discussion based on a math question during AVID at Nicollet Junior High School in Burnsville.

"AVID" college-prep program tackles the achievement gap

Advancement Via Individual Determination — AVID — is the name and aim of a college-prep program that tackles the 'achievement gap.'
South Metro
May 20, 2014

South metro school briefs: Burnsville student's art is a winner

Lakeville Friends of Education recipients announced Four people in the Lake­ville Area Public School district will be honored as this year’s recipients of the Friends…