Starting Monday, Eagan residents can reserve one or two trees to be picked up May 9 at the Eagan Maintenance Facility. Prices vary by species and the trees must be paid for when they are picked up. Types available include Cathedral elm, Red Sunset maple, Whitespire birch, bicolor oak, crabapple, Black Hills spruce and others.

Eagan’s 29th annual Arbor Day celebration will be May 9 at the maintenance facility.

For more information, call 651-675-5300.


Grand Ol’ Carnival deadline Monday

Monday is the deadline to register for Burnsville’s Grand Ol’ Carnival, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Nicollet Junior High School, 400 E. 134th St. The carnival will feature games, prizes, open gym, arts and crafts and cookie decorating. Cost is $5 per child. Parents and grandparents are free. Call 952-895-4500.

E-book sessions at Burnhaven Library

A drop-in session about e-books will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dakota County Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42. Attendees can get free help downloading books to their reading devices. No registration is necessary.

K-9 officer receives bullet-proof vest

Another Burnsville Police Department K-9 officer received a bullet-proof vest this year, donated by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit supporting police K-9s. This is the second straight donation to a Burnsville K-9.

The officer, Rex, will be outfitted with a vest that protects against bullet and stab wounds after an individual donor donated $975 to cover the cost of the equipment. Each vest, supplied by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., costs $950 and has a five-year warranty.


Spring egg hunt set for next weekend

Children ages 10 and younger can participate in Rosemount’s annual Spring Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ames Soccer Complex at Dakota County Technical College, 1300 145th St. W., Rosemount.

Children will be divided into age groups; a bunny will be available for photos. In case of bad weather, the egg hunt will be held April 4.

Donations for the local 360 Communities and Family Resource Center will be accepted. Nonperishable food, paper products, toiletries and items for infants are especially needed.

State of the City address is Wednesday

Rosemount’s State of the City address by Mayor Bill Droste will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Droste will talk about the community’s accomplishments during the past year and review city operations.


Story Hour at the LeDuc Estate

Another Cabin Fever Story Hour for children ages 3 to 9 will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St.

Reservations can be made by calling 651-437-7055; walk-ins also are accepted. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

South St. Paul

2015 Food Drive is underway

The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force has officially started its communitywide food drive. Donations can be dropped off at Allstate Peterbilt; Al’s Corral, Anytime Fitness; Central Bank; Curves on Southview; South St. Paul Public Library; City Hall; Central Square Community Center; South City Motors; Kaposia Education Center; Lincoln Center; Wakota Federal Credit Union; Knowlan’s, and Angelo’s Italian Restaurant.

Donations received through the end of March count toward the Task Force’s goal.


State of the City address is Wednesday

Lakeville Mayor Matt Little will give the State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, 17976 Judicial Road. All residents are invited to attend. The price for the luncheon portion of the event is $20. To register, go to or call 952-469-2020.

Pat Pheifer