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.

key info

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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South Metro school briefs: South St. Paul saying good-bye to gym

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 3:00 PM

South St. PaulDistrict holds farewell ceremony for gymAfter decades of basketball games and gym classes, the South St. Paul district is saying goodbye to the Secondary Building gymnasium, built in...

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...

Biz briefs: Sandwich chain coming to Eagan

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 29 2014 - 4:08 PM

Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is expanding its presence in the south metro, opening an outlet next month in Eagan.The new shop will be at 1270 Lone Oak Road and will be operated by Matthew...

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...

Case of former Minnesota nurse convicted of urging suicides sent back to district court

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 19 2014 - 5:13 PM

Reversing the conviction of an ex-nurse for urging two people to kill themselves, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the state’s ban on “encouraging” suicide but...

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...

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...

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...

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....

South-metro districts are close to needing extra days to make up for cancellations

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 28 2014 - 3:00 PM

With most south-metro schools canceling school five times this month because of the cold, it’s looking like school districts will have no choice but to schedule makeup days.A sampling of local...

Minnesota group seeks to fill chronic need for more male mentors

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 28 2014 - 1:55 PM

Too many boys in the south Twin Cities metro are suffering from the lack of a male role model in their lives, and too few men are volunteering to help mentor them, according to a 2013 study from the...

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...

In Apple Valley, they'll ring in and dance into the Chinese New Year

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 2:00 PM

For those who have already reneged on their New Year’s resolutions, don’t despair — recharge: Millions of people around the world will soon be celebrating new beginnings again with the Chinese New...

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...

South-metro students learn engineering schools through Future City competition

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 2:00 PM

Last week, Jack Flom, an eighth-grader at Rosemount Middle School, was busy designing a city of the future.As he put the finishing touches on the city’s model, he explained every detail of how it...

South-metro students learn engineering schools through Future City competition

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 2:00 PM

Last week, Jack Flom, an eighth-grader at Rosemount Middle School, was busy designing a city of the future.As he put the finishing touches on the city’s model, he explained every detail of how it...

Apple Valley has antidotes for cabin fever

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 5:05 PM

Some upcoming free events in Apple Valley may help combat cabin fever. Community members are gearing up for their 37th annual Apple Valley Mid-Winter Fest on Feb. 1, and this year marks the third for...

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...

Jury: Husband guilty of killing pregnant wife in Apple Valley

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 17 2013 - 6:55 PM

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Roger E. Holland was found guilty of murder in the death of his wife, Margorie Ann Holland, and their unborn child in their Apple Valley townhouse.A jury...

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