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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MnDOT works to snag MnPASS scofflaws

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 8 2014 - 7:16 PM

On an average morning’s commute on I-35W, it’s not unusual for cars to be backed up in both general-purpose lanes, because of congestion, an accident or poor road conditions.Meanwhile, traffic in the...

South metro school briefs: Event honors Lakeville student killed in crash

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 4 2014 - 3:26 PM

LakevilleEvent honors student killed in crashTwo student organizations at Lakeville North High School are honoring Alyssa Ettl, who was killed in a car crash in December, by sponsoring a book drive...

Burnsville mom charged with letting boyfriend fatally beat son, then lying

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 3 2014 - 3:28 PM

A Burnsville woman was charged Monday with allowing her live-in boyfriend to fatally beat her 4-year-old son and then failing to get the child medical attention in time to save his...

High schoolers add voices to plea for peace at Three Choirs Festival

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 2 2014 - 2:00 PM

According to Stephen Ramsey, music director of the Dakota Valley Symphony, having high school students perform “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, a reflection on the horrors of war...

Burnsville, Lakeville schools shift focus of racial integration plan

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 1 2014 - 2:00 PM

With years of collaborative efforts failing to make a dent in the racial imbalance between the Lakeville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school districts, changes in state law are allowing them to shift...

Twin Cities south metro school briefs

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 28 2014 - 3:00 PM

New PragueFreeman will appear at free author eventBrian Freeman, a Minnesota-based suspense author, will discuss his books at a Feb. 10 event sponsored by the New Prague Area Education Foundation....

A fresh start: 35W bridge survivor launches new venture

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 25 2014 - 4:54 PM

There’s nothing tentative in Paula Coulter’s optimism about Effie’s Bridal Trunk, her new wedding apparel business.“When we started planning for it, it was kind of...

Twin Cities south metro school briefs: Prom dress drive at 4 high schools

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 21 2014 - 3:00 PM

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganArea AVID programs are sponsoring used prom dress driveThe AVID programs at four district high schools — Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan and Eastview — are hosting a Dress...

Two Dakota County nonprofits working together to combat hunger

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 2:00 PM

In September 2012, when two executives of Burnsville-based nonprofits wanted to team up their organizations to fight hunger in Dakota County, they didn’t have the luxury of a blueprint. Nonprofits...

Giving people with dementia a new way to worship

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 14 2014 - 3:27 PM

For many senior citizens, including those living in assisted-living centers, spirituality and religion play an important role in daily life.But when seniors have memory loss, traditional church...

More music classes offered at Burnsville High School

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 14 2014 - 3:00 PM

Reading, writing, ’rithmetic... and more rhythm?Burnsville High School is adding four new music classes to its course catalog for 2014-15 in an effort to get more students involved in music —...

South Metro school briefs: John Greene is Music Educator of the Year

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 3:00 PM

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganGreene is Music Educator of the YearJohn Greene, a band teacher at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley, was named 2013 Music Educator of the Year Award by the...

Coming up for 2014, south of the river

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 31 2013 - 9:28 AM

New parks, new trails, new stores, new schools. Lots of new stuff is springing to life south of the river in 2014. A huge new outlet mall that is to open late this summer, and a major regional park...

New Year's Eve with Louie Anderson now a Burnsville tradition

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 26 2013 - 7:03 AM

New Year’s Eve can be rough for comics, says Minnesota native and well-known comedian Louie Anderson. “People get so drunk. It’s like a free for all,” he said. “People...

South metro school briefs

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 24 2013 - 9:20 AM

Prior Lake-Savage: The Prior Lake-Savage district has approved offering full-day Spanish immersion kindergarten at Edgewood School next fall. The program will be offered for free, along with full-day...

Stocking the closet for teens in need

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 24 2013 - 9:16 AM

When Colleen Thorn’s 18-year-old son, Kody, died in November 2012, she knew she had to do something to honor his memory.She remembered him as a “giving soul and just a happy person”...

Rosemount wins, Burnsville loses in subsidy quest

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 21 2013 - 2:47 PM

Rosemount is in line for nearly $1 million for downtown housing while Burnsville gets left in the cold.Then again, Rosemount was seeking to fulfill a need for affordable housing for seniors while...

South metro school briefs: 225 Farmington students will be changing schools

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 17 2013 - 2:56 PM

Farmington225 students will be changing schoolsThe Farmington school board approved new attendance areas, or boundaries, for its elementary and middle schools last week.The changes will take effect...

New cross-country ski trail opening at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 16 2013 - 5:33 AM

The subzero temperatures last week couldn’t have come at a better time for Three Rivers Park District. Crews at the district’s Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington were making snow day...

Burnsville leaders favor new limits for hookah lounges

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 14 2013 - 2:00 PM

Burnsville appears ready to enact new rules for hookah lounges, with several limitations on how, when and where they operate — and reserve the option of stricter rules that could effectively...

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