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.

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ZIP Codes:

55306, 55337




Elizabeth Kautz

City Manager:

Heather Johnston

City Hall:

100 Civic Center Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337

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South metro schools launch a new year

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 2 2014 - 3:00 PM

New faces in principals’ offices, lots of shiny iPads and several new college readiness programs are among the changes that students will notice at south-metro high schools as they arrive for their...

South metro test scores remain steady

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 29 2014 - 11:49 PM

For south metro schools, the results of this year’s statewide standardized tests aren’t likely to produce the frustrated sighs they did last year, when a new reading test resulted in average scores...

Dakota County, nine cities team up on electronic crimes

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 23 2014 - 3:00 PM

A brutal murder last year in Apple Valley demonstrates exactly how the world of crime is changing as the result of technology such as smartphones and computers, said Tim Leslie, chief deputy for...

After primaries, city council candidates prep for fall

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 19 2014 - 2:27 PM

Amid concerns across the region about how City Councils function — and what can be done when things go wrong — south metro voters stayed loyal to incumbents in last week’s primary...

New plan in Burnsville deals with out-of-school time

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 2 2014 - 3:00 PM

In recent years, teachers and community leaders have emphasized the importance of kids’ “out-of-school” time, the critical afternoon hours between school letting out and evening activities or family...

Burnsville's body-mounted camera experiment is spreading

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 26 2014 - 2:00 PM

Officer-worn cameras are spreading beyond the south metro area as Burnsville’s success with them becomes more widely known.Spring Lake Park police will replace dashboard-mounted cameras in squad cars...

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...

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