Apple Valley

Incorporated in 1969, and previously named Lebanon Township, this Dakota County city is home to the Minnesota Zoo. The city's name came from a local developer who said the city reminded him of Apple Valley, Calif.

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Population:

49,084

County:

Dakota

ZIP Codes:

55124

Incorporated

1969

Mayor:

Mary Hamann-Roland

City Hall:

7100 147th St. W., Apple Valley, MN 55124

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A look at how Minnesota's school-issued credit cards are used

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 12 2015 - 11:54 PM

From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items easier.Looking through...

Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies marks 20 years

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 10 2015 - 3:00 PM

In the last decade, magnet and specialty schools, which focus on themes like the arts, STEM or the environment, have gone from anomalies to accepted practice in Minnesota.But at Apple Valley’s School...

White House to honor 'passionate' local teacher for inspired environmental lessons

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 8 2015 - 9:18 PM

Teacher Craig Johnson likes to tell students that learning about climate change is like a Rubik’s Cube — you can’t fully understand it without looking at the relationships between...

South Metro schools to address growing diversity

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 31 2015 - 2:00 PM

The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district enrolls nearly 28,000 students in a fast-growing suburban area. In contrast, its neighbor, the Hastings school district, serves 4,700 students from...

Minnesota Zoo pushes ahead with agenda despite budget shortfall

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 31 2015 - 9:13 AM

The Minnesota Zoo is pushing ahead with an ambitious expansion campaign despite a $1.5 million budget shortfall that disrupted operations and threatened to close exhibits.If anything, there’s...

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Recent sales in Apple Valley

Date Address Sale price
08/19/2014 14620 Garrett Av. Apt. 109 120,000
08/15/2014 15731 Foliage Av. 189,000
07/31/2014 13726 Fleetwood Av. 339,000
07/28/2014 15367 Eagle Bay Dr. 463,000
07/23/2014 5001 147th St. W. 105,000
07/23/2014 14182 Pennock Av. Apt. 101b 72,500
07/23/2014 14755 Lower Endicott Way 141,000
07/23/2014 15552 Eagle Ridge Rd. 156,000
07/22/2014 13025 Findlay Way 227,500
07/22/2014 5684 125th St. W. 269,900

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