Briefs: Burnsville again polls well in food contest
- June 8, 2012 - 5:33 PM
Keep eating up the attention.
Burnsville is a finalist -- for the second year running -- in Rand McNally's Best of the Road Contest, one of six "small towns" chosen by online vote in the "Best for Food" category.
The other locales chosen as beacons of cuisine were:
Walla Walla, Wash.
Santa Fe, N.M.;
A team of judges will the make the rounds this summer to pick a winner.
Cities in the continental United States with fewer than 150,000 people are eligible for the contest. For more information, go to www.bestoftheroad.com.
FARMINGTONSenior residence begins filling up
The Vermillion River Crossing senior housing project has received a temporary occupancy permit and had its first 17 residents move in, a city memo says. Farmington Administrator David McKnight wrote that the next group of 21 residents is expected to arrive June 19.
The 66-unit rental building, built beginning in May 2011 by the Dakota County Community Development Agency, is expected to be fully occupied by Aug. 1. Sixty of the one- and two-bedroom apartments will have fixed rental rates for lower-income residents.
KATIE HUMPHREY AND JIM ADAMS
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