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.

key info

Population:

60,306

County:

Dakota

ZIP Codes:

55306, 55337

Incorporated

1964

Mayor:

Elizabeth Kautz

City Manager:

Heather Johnston

City Hall:

100 Civic Center Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337

Government and School Links

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

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2014 - 3:00 PM

Minneapolis-based band Malamanya got its name from a song lyric, and according to band member Tony Schreiner, it translates as “the bad habit.”“We wanted to put a positive spin on a negative thing,”...

School briefs

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 1 2014 - 1:37 PM

Burnsville- Eagan-SavagePrincipals will read to kids in BurnsvilleOn Thursdays this summer, elementary school principals from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district will read to kids in the park as...

Long needed trail to be built along County Road 42

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 28 2014 - 2:00 PM

Construction will start next year on a 10-foot-wide bike-pedestian path connecting Apple Valley and Burnsville along the north side of County Road 42.The new two-mile trail will extend from Elm...

Burnsville brothers are academic stars

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 17 2014 - 1:55 PM

In some ways, brothers Michael and Scott Coughlin are your classic odd couple.Michael, 23, is intense and introverted, a skilled ballroom dancer as well as a scientist. Scott, 22, is easygoing and...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 7 2014 - 9:03 PM

Half of Dakota County’s City Council races were competitive enough to trigger primaries in August, according to city election filings in the seven cities with early deadlines.City Council races...

"AVID” college-prep program tackles the achievement gap

ARTICLE Updated: May 24 2014 - 2:00 PM

Guadalupe Genis, Sammy McMahon and Edward Dominguez, ninth-graders at Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville, have a similar story to share about their elementary school years: They weren’t great...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 20 2014 - 2:21 PM

LakevilleFriends of Education recipients announcedFour people in the Lake­ville Area Public School district will be honored as this year’s recipients of the Friends of Education Awards.This...

Farmer's markets starting their seasons in south metro

ARTICLE Updated: May 13 2014 - 3:00 PM

The scent of fresh-baked goods fills the air. Tender greens cover tables. A band plays as visitors tap their feet. And taste buds water at the prospect of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Now...

Twin Cities south metro school briefs

ARTICLE Updated: May 13 2014 - 1:41 PM

ShakopeeHolocaust survivor to speak at high schoolDora Eiger Zaidenweber will speak next week about her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust, including her time at a forced labor camp in Radom,...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 6 2014 - 3:00 PM

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 Wagon Award for increasing...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 1 2014 - 6:34 AM

Black Dog Road, a weathered strip of blacktop used for scenic drives along the Minnesota River since 1968, will close permanently to the public in July to become a gated private driveway to the Xcel...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 1 2014 - 5:17 AM

Burnsville High School junior Paul Nong had never entered, let alone won, a drawing contest. Now he’s in the running to have his artwork displayed on one of the world’s biggest canvases...

'Beast' and new building for growing Lakeville ballet company

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 26 2014 - 2:00 PM

As Rick Vogt kicks off his shoes to enter the studio at Ballet Royale Minnesota, he notes (and apologizes for) the dirt on them. Vogt, who runs the school with his wife Denise, has been out at the...

Musical 'Mom!'shines a spotlight on motherhood

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 2:00 PM

If you’re still searching for a Mother’s Day gift, Chameleon Theatre Circle has an idea.Its production of “Mom! A New Musical” opens Friday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center’s Black Box...

Burnsville chess program has all the right moves

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 12 2014 - 6:58 PM

In 1983, Brian Ribnick be­gan coach­ing the chess team at Burnsville’s Met­calf Junior High with a lofty goal: to be the top juni­or high chess program in the country.Af­ter 30 years, thanks to a...

Twin Cities south metro school briefs

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 8 2014 - 2:10 PM

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganParents sought for curriculum councilParents in District 196 who are interested in curriculum, instruction and assessment issues are invited to apply for the...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 2:27 PM

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, and three hail from...

Burnsville-Savage water-sharing arrangement brings environmental benefits

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 2:24 PM

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 the best and rarest examples of a delicate form of...

South school briefs: Farmington High School to host college fair

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 3:00 PM

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 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27,...

Founding of other Dakota County cities

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 6:15 PM

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 when all...

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