Owners of current stores fail to sway City Council Minnesota’s liquor-store industry turned its attention Tuesday night to Burnsville, the latest battleground in a campaign by store owners to keep a national superstore chain out of their market. This round went to the chain, Maryland-based Total Wine & More, which won City Council approval to [...]

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Nnamdi Okolue killed in crash Nnamdi Brian Okolue was a leader on the basketball court who followed his father’s footsteps into a promising accounting career. The 25-year-old Burnsville resident was preparing for his CPA exam and had begun discussing future plans with his girlfriend. Working as an auditor for Clifton Larson Allen in Minneapolis, Okolue [...]

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Section 8 discontinuation is unprecedented, CDA exec says More than a fourth of the households at a large Burnsville apartment complex will lose their leases because the new owner is ending participation in the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. The displacement of so many low-income residents is unprecedented in Dakota County since it began administering [...]

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This weekend’s concerts by the Minnesota Valley Men’s and Women’s Chorales are shining a spotlight on work by a young local composer. Jason Hansen, a 2005 graduate of Eagan High School and currently the music director for the Twin Cities senior rock ensemble Alive and Kickin, was commissioned to write two pieces for the concerts. [...]

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As a student at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Christina Kraemer spent a good share of her time studying at a friend’s home in Apple Valley. She’d blow off steam between study sessions by walking the city’s neighborhoods with her dog, Nika. After earning her law degree at William Mitchell in 2008, [...]

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