Motorists may expect delays on southbound Interstate 35W as the westbound Highway 13 ramp closes beginning Friday, July 25. The ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound Highway 13 will close at 6 p.m. July 25 as work continues on the Highway 13 and County Road 5 interchange. The ramp will reopen in late fall. Southbound [...]

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One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind after the Independence Day – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a family can do together this summer is help young people continue this [...]

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Matt Ettl: Close Dodd near Lakeville North High School State officials will not reduce the 55 mph speed limit on a road where a Lakeville teen died in a car crash last winter, according to Kaare Festvog, a Minnesota Department of Transportation speed zoning supervisor. Local officials had requested a speed study, the first step [...]

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Bob Erickson led Lakeville for 15 years Former Lakeville City Administrator Bob Erickson is considering challenging incumbent Matt Little in the race for Lakeville mayor. Erickson said he is talking to his family and others about the possibility of running for mayor, and many people are urging him to run against Little, who announced in [...]

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Brett Volkmeier charged with five felonies A southern Dakota County man has been charged with five felonies for possession of controlled substances and burglarizing multiple neighbors’ homes. Brett Eric Volkmeier, 44, of Greenvale Township, was arrested July 9 after attempting to pawn jewelry in Burnsville that police say was stolen from several of Volkmeier’s neighbors, [...]

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