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

Government and School Links

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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...

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...

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