South school briefs: School supply drive honors fallen officer
The Minnesota Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge is organizing a school supply drive in memory of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed July 30 while on duty.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
8 a.m. update: Current drive times
We have two wrecks on the system at the moment. They are on westbound Hwy. 5 at Hwy.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Cole's Salon to celebrate anniversary with gifts
This fall, the owner of a chain of five shops across south-of-the-river suburbs will extend his generosity to customers: drawings for $35,000 in gift cards and prizes to celebrate 35 years in business.
Dog parks booming across the south metro
Jimmy Hockett has been coming to Burnsville 's Alimagnet Park every day for the past two years with his dogs, Krumb and Millie.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Prosecutors to seek harsher sentences for Anarae Schunk's accused killers
In court filings, Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathryn Keena gave notice of her intent to seek aggravated sentencing for Ashley Marie Conrade and Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Charges: Man Sexually Assaulted Girl, 4, In Burnsville
A 47-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his Burnsville residence last year, and the man in question is a family friend of the victim, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Laundry pod explodes in 13-month-old girl's mouth after she bit...
Zoe Mishler of Minnesota is on the path to recovery after suffering serious chemical burns in her mouth and throat Manufacturers say they're responding by making the containers harder to open and the pods themselves less candy-like Yet another small child has reportedly ingested a detergent pod as instances of accidental poisonings with the ... (more)
Education notes: News from schools near you
Lakeville schools is accepting applications for "distinguished alumni" who will be honored during homecoming.
Business owner Victor Lake, epidemiologist Andrea Todd-Harlin face...
Andrea Todd-Harlin, an epidemiologist from Eagan, said her experience in medicine will contribute to the health care discussion she thinks is necessary for her community.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Brain surgery for Burnsville hockey standout badly injured in SUV crash
Ty Alyea, left, and Cole Borchardt posed near the cliffs Wednesday along the Cannon River.
Briefs: South St. Paul seeks input on bike-walk plan
South St. Paul is asking residents to take part in an online survey about plans for bikers and folks on foot.
Planners say high-speed link through Dakota will fly
Twin Cities-to-Rochester fast rail falls short of some definitions of ideal, but not by much, backers say, and both areas are growing.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Woman accused in U student's death free on bail
Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, posted $750,000 bond Tuesday, according to court documents.
Finance and Commerce
Shakopee to merge transit with MVTA
Shakopee will merge its transit services with the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, a regional public transit provider that serves communities south of the Minnesota River.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Burnsville teen killed, 3 others injured in rollover crash
A Burnsville 17-year-old is dead and three other teenagers injured after the SUV they were in lost control, crossed into the median and flipped south of Rosemount Wednesday night.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
update: Crammed on 494 in Minnetonka
Both directions of I-494 in Minnetonka are seeing reduced speeds due to congestion between 394 and Hwy.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Dakota County police blotter
DWI. An adult was arrested for DWI after being involved in a traffic accident on the 7900 block of Upper 145th Street W. Order for protection violation.
New plan in Burnsville deals with out-of-school time
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 time.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Chamber of Commerce toEndorse Al Franken s Challenger
The U.S Chamber of Commerce will be endorsing GOP businessman Mike McFadden in the Minnesota Senate race, the latest sign Republicans view Democratic Sen. Al Franken as increasingly vulnerable.