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 attorney suspended indefinitely for professional misconduct

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 18 2014 - 6:32 PM

A Burnsville attorney was suspended this week for professional misconduct.Terry Rueb, 59, failed to deposit fees paid in advance of services to a trust fund, according to an order filed by the...

Minnesota cities squawk over cellphone towers

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 4 2014 - 5:28 AM

Everyone wants better cell service, but not all want to see where it comes from.As the rise of smartphones puts more pressure on phone companies to constantly update equipment and build more towers,...

My View: Dakota Symphony brings leading soloists into 'Messiah'

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 28 2014 - 11:26 PM

In what has become a Christmas tradition, the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus will twice perform George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” next month in Burnsville.The Dec. 7 concert in...

Golf courses rebound from rough spring

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 18 2014 - 1:05 PM

Golfers hit the links in greater numbers this year as south-metro area courses generally overcame a historically wet spring to enjoy a stronger 2014 season.While rounds played topped recession-era...

In Dakota County, most incumbents hold on to City Council seats

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 6 2014 - 11:43 PM

Incumbents in cities across Dakota County generally held on to their seats in last week’s election — though often not by much.Council members in Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville came away...

'The North is beautiful,' in watercolor show

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 31 2014 - 11:40 PM

Claudia Trepanier finds herself often painting scenes of her native country.“I miss Korea,” the Lakeville artist said.She wanted to paint her piece “House on the Hillside,”...

Burnsville fights to keep a signature candy firm

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 31 2014 - 11:39 PM

Abdallah Candies has made its high-end confections in Burnsville for the past half century. But as it looks to double its space, it’s not clear whether the chocolatier, which thrived during the...

South school briefs: Property tax levy may increase next year

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 14 2014 - 2:44 PM

Burnsville-Eagan-SavageProperty tax levy may increase next yearThe Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school board approved a preliminary annual operating levy recently that will raise about $34.9 million for...

Burnsville and Lakeville school districts: A study in opposites

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 9 2014 - 10:57 PM

Even though they are neighbors, the south-metro suburbs of Burnsville and Lakeville have dramatically different demographics. So do their schools.Lakeville’s shares of students of color and...

South metro's theater season gets going

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 4 2014 - 2:00 PM

As the weather cools off and people start moving indoors for entertainment, theater companies start to announce their schedules for the season.Here’s what’s going on in Dakota County:Chameleon...

My view: Dakota Valley Symphony, chorus get ready for new season

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 4 2014 - 2:00 PM

My view jerry goodrichWith superb musicians and a talented, charismatic director, the Dakota Valley Symphony and chorus opens its 2014-15 season this week with a program of Broadway show tunes at the...

South school briefs: Free admission offered to Shakopee events

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 23 2014 - 3:00 PM

ShakopeeFree admission offered to eventsThis year, Shakopee students will be admitted to all home athletic and activity events for free. This includes volleyball, swimming/diving, soccer, basketball,...

Savage heading for ban on hookah lounges, e-cigarettes

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 23 2014 - 3:00 PM

Savage has decided to keep things simple, taking steps to limit two increasingly common but ambiguous forms of smoking.Officials are drafting an ordinance that will ban electronic cigarettes, also...

#BurnsvilleStrong campaign shows community's grief and support

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 13 2014 - 2:00 PM

The hashtag #BurnsvilleStrong isn’t exactly new. Teenagers at the 2,080-student Burnsville High School have been using it in tweets and Facebook posts for more than a year to support each other in...

South metro schools launch a new year

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 2 2014 - 3:00 PM

New faces in principals’ offices, lots of shiny iPads and several new college readiness programs are among the changes that students will notice at south-metro high schools as they arrive for their...

South metro test scores remain steady

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 29 2014 - 11:49 PM

For south metro schools, the results of this year’s statewide standardized tests aren’t likely to produce the frustrated sighs they did last year, when a new reading test resulted in average scores...

Dakota County, nine cities team up on electronic crimes

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 23 2014 - 3:00 PM

A brutal murder last year in Apple Valley demonstrates exactly how the world of crime is changing as the result of technology such as smartphones and computers, said Tim Leslie, chief deputy for...

After primaries, city council candidates prep for fall

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 19 2014 - 2:27 PM

Amid concerns across the region about how City Councils function — and what can be done when things go wrong — south metro voters stayed loyal to incumbents in last week’s primary...

New plan in Burnsville deals with out-of-school time

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 2 2014 - 3:00 PM

In recent years, teachers and community leaders have emphasized the importance of kids’ “out-of-school” time, the critical afternoon hours between school letting out and evening activities or family...

Burnsville's body-mounted camera experiment is spreading

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 26 2014 - 2:00 PM

Officer-worn cameras are spreading beyond the south metro area as Burnsville’s success with them becomes more widely known.Spring Lake Park police will replace dashboard-mounted cameras in squad cars...

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