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.

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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

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Dakota suburbs: Who leads in income, cars, big homes?

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 7 2013 - 3:59 PM

Farmington is tops in picket-fence suburban families. Hastings leads in cohabitation.Eagan has the most educated populace. Lakeville is king of McMansions, with lots of cars per family.These are...

South school briefs: Families eligible for early learning scholarships

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 3 2013 - 3:00 PM

South metroScholarships to help with early learningFamilies across the state may be eligible for a Minnesota Department of Education scholarship program to help cover the cost of high-quality day...

A sweet spot in Burnsville

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 3 2013 - 2:11 PM

On a weekday six weeks before Christmas, the production lines are humming at Abdallah Candies, the venerable maker of chocolates, caramels and toffees that’s been a mainstay in Burnsville since the...

Demand for holiday giving programs on the rise in south metro

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 26 2013 - 7:12 PM

Four Christmases have passed since the recession officially ended in 2009, but according to south metro nonprofits, this holiday season is showing that many are still struggling to pay the bills.More...

How to help

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 26 2013 - 3:00 PM

CAP Agency: Donate unwrapped toys at the CAP office, 712 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, or contribute by mail or online at CAPAgency.org.Salvation Army: Donate to toy shop program at area Wal-Marts or at...

Dakota County charges: Jealous wife rams rival's car, beats her with aluminum bat

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 20 2013 - 9:07 AM

With an open wine bottle at her side, a woman under the influence of pills and jealousy repeatedly rammed a car driven by her husband’s lover during a confrontation on a major Dakota County...

Most south metro districts won't see space crunch with all-day kindergarten

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 19 2013 - 3:43 PM

New money is flowing to school districts statewide to fund universal, all-day kindergarten next year, and many south-metro schools are arranging space and bus schedules as they prepare to have...

Arts briefs: Handel's 'Messiah' is Dec. 8 at Burnsville Performing Arts Center

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 16 2013 - 2:00 PM

An orchestra performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will get music lovers in the Christmas spirit at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on Dec. 8.The Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus and soloists will...

Apple Valley man has been south metro Santa for 33 years

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 16 2013 - 2:00 PM

By Laurie Blake  laurie.blake@startribune.comKen Ullery of Apple Valley considers himself the south metro Santa.For 33 years, Ullery has made house calls as Santa Claus in Apple Valley, Burnsville,...

Burnsville police address violence crime concerns

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 14 2013 - 11:45 PM

More than 200 people quietly listened for more than an hour Thursday night as Burnsville police reassured residents that the North River Hills area of the city was safe, despite four violent deaths...

Burnsville educator practices what she preaches

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 12 2013 - 4:48 PM

For 12 years, Fay Finn helped teens at Burnsville High School find the perfect place to volunteer, at the same time giving back through her own work in the community.In June, Finn retired from her...

South metro school briefs: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district's health services director wins statewide award

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 12 2013 - 3:00 PM

Burnsville-Eagan-SavageHealth services director wins statewide awardDawn Willson, director of health services in District 191, was named the 2013 School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the School...

Two TEDx events bring new ideas to the south metro

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 5 2013 - 4:46 PM

In the last six weeks, hundreds of south metro residents have been introduced to TEDx events — locally organized conferences that offer audiences a chance to hear speakers talk briefly about...

South school briefs: Shakopee district gets $150,000 grant

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 5 2013 - 3:00 PM

ShakopeeDistrict gets $150,000 grantThe Shakopee School District received a $150,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Education several weeks ago that will go toward improving programming over...

South metro school briefs: Campus Faith Clubs to hold dessert banquet

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 29 2013 - 1:56 PM

Prior LakeCampus Faith Clubs to hold dessert banquetStudents, parents and teachers are invited to the Campus Faith Clubs Dessert Banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Legends Golf...

Hookah lounges under scrutiny in Burnsville

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 27 2013 - 9:27 PM

Burnsville is taking a look at regulations for hookah lounges, joining a growing number of metro communities that have examined — and in some cases, snuffed out — the Middle Eastern-style...

Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs bring bluesgrass to Burnsville Nov. 2

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 26 2013 - 4:49 PM

Bruce Hornsby is maybe best known for the hit “The Way It Is,” which topped music charts in 1986 and caused his album of the same name to go multiplatinum.Since then, he’s embraced all kinds of...

Cautiously, Burnsville will 'buy local'

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 26 2013 - 4:42 PM

Aware of the pitfalls, the city of Burnsville is launching a sort of stimulus program for its own businesses.To support Burnsville-based enterprises, City Hall is signaling an eagerness to buy from...

South school briefs: Free parent education conference Nov. 2

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 22 2013 - 2:06 PM

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganParent education conference is Nov. 2This year’s Parent Education Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Eastview High School,...

Calendar of south-metro Halloween events

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 9 2013 - 1:12 PM

SOUTH METRO HALLOWEEN CALENDAREAGAN COSTUME EXCHANGE: Drop off a clean, gently used costume Wednesday or Thursday at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., and get a ticket to come back and...

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