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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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...

Burnsville facts

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 6:14 PM

Here are a few other Burnsville facts:• The city has the 10th-largest population in the state.• Despite the different spelling, it was named after early landowner William Byrne. When it was a...

Much of Burnsville park to close temporarily

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 3:20 PM

Work on power poles and transmission lines will close parts of Alimagnet Park in Burnsville beginning this week, the city says.The Alimagnet Dog Park, softball and soccer fields, all trails and some...

Dakota County libraries roll out spring break offerings

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 2:00 PM

With spring break scheduled this coming week or next for most Dakota County schools, local libraries have plenty of fun (and free) activities planned. While some are full with waiting lists, many...

Burnsville celebrates its history — and yes, it has one

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 2:00 PM

Burnsville can join the AARP this year.It’s officially 50 years old as an incorporated city, but as organizers of this year’s 50th anniversary cele­bration point out, the city’s history actually goes...

South metro school briefs: Magnet schools earn awards

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 18 2014 - 1:28 PM

Rosemount-Apple Valley-EaganDistrict’s magnet schools earn awardsAll three District 196 elementary magnet schools — Cedar Park Elementary STEM School, Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and...

Burnsville High School students connect at the Capitol

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 15 2014 - 2:00 PM

In between bites of a breakfast bar, Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, chatted with a group of Burnsville High School seniors about a House bill she introduced last month to fund universal preschool...

South-metro cities are feeling winter weary

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 11 2014 - 12:43 PM

After 50 below-zero days and three straight months of snow on the ground, south metro snow plowers might be among the people most looking forward to the spring thaw.“It feels like you’re...

Burnsville adds online crime map tool

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 8 2014 - 10:43 AM

Burnsville is the latest city to put crime maps online.The new tool allows residents to “view locations of recent crimes, look at crime data, submit anonymous tips and register to be notified of...

Burnsville's United Credit Consultants ordered to stop debt services

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 3 2014 - 9:22 PM

United Credit Consultants was ordered to stop offering debt settlement services because it did not have the proper license, the Department of Commerce announced Monday.A cease-and-desist order issued...

South school briefs: Lakeville's Knudsen named a top administrator

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 18 2014 - 1:21 PM

LakevilleKnudsen named as a top administratorBarbara Knudsen, executive director of teaching and learning for the Lakeville district, was recently named an Outstanding Central Office Leader by the...

Gathering goal: End domestic violence

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 15 2014 - 2:00 PM

They started gathering 29 years ago, first over brown-bag lunches and recently at a luncheon of 350 at a country club in Lakeville. The objective has been the same: ending domestic violence, which is...

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage looks to beef up social and student services

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 15 2014 - 2:00 PM

After years of budget cuts, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is moving toward a budget that puts more money into social and student services, in the form of more social workers, special...

South school briefs: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan to expand preschool offerings

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 11 2014 - 2:07 PM

Rosemount- Apple Valley-EaganDistrict to expand preschool offeringsIn fall 2014, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District will expand its half-day preschool offerings for 3- and 4-year-olds...

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...

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