After spending the past 10 years running Cupcake bakeries, Kevin VanDeraa decided to take a leap into the full-service restaurant industry last December by opening The Mason Jar in Eagan. Four months later, it seems to have paid off. Business was a little slow in the beginning due to the extreme cold weather this winter, [...]

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Eight Valley Middle School students earned a place in the Minnesota Band Directors Association 6-8 Honor Band for 2014. Front row, from left: Jack Glad, Kati Devitt, Rachel Scott, Nina Moschkau. Back row: Cale Geere, Sam Thompson, Seth Miller, Kenan Lumantas. They completed a rigorous recorded audition and were selected from more than 300 students [...]

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There were 30 nominations for the 2014 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and six individuals have been selected to receive it. “We thank these exceptional volunteers for the positive difference they make in the lives of our students every day,” said Superintendent Joe Gothard. “Their dedication and support is extraordinary and [...]

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District 196 is accepting applications through May 31 for five at-large citizen positions on the district’s Legislative Advisory Council. Applicants should have some experience in government affairs lobbying and/or the legislative process. The terms of all five positions are for two years beginning July 1, 2014. The purpose of the LAC is to increase citizen [...]

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Six District 196 employees were recognized for their outstanding service at this year’s Partners in Education banquet held April 17 at Eagan High School. In addition, 138 district employees who have retired within the last year or will retire at the end of this school year were also recognized at the banquet. Those 138 retirees [...]

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