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The Lakeville City Council approved establishing a $1.08 million tax increment financing district at its Oct. 20 meeting for a 200,000-square-foot building expansion to accommodate BTD Manufacturing. Lakeville Community Development Director Dave Olson said, once complete, the building located at Cedar Avenue and County Road 70 will grow significantly in size and value. “This project [...]

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Growing up in Lakeville, Matt Little honed his political chops in school and at home. Captain of the debate team at Rosemount High School, Little said his first political memory is when he argued with his dad about his father’s vote for Jesse Ventura for governor. “I was prepared to give him the business,” Little [...]

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Two local designers were able to get regional exposure this month thanks to sporting gear manufacturer WSI. The Eagan business challenged university students and local designers to create innovative apparel that appeals to both skiers and snowboarders and that is specific to a particular regional ski resort. “The purpose of the contest is to engage [...]

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Coskran served District 191, Catholic Charities John Coskran was an influential School Board member for whom District 191’s annual volunteer awards are named. He was a career executive with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, working on behalf of the poor. Longtime neighbors dubbed him the “honorable mayor” of Raleigh Court, the northeast Burnsville [...]

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Marks 20 years since Rwandan Genocide It’s been 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide, prompting many around the world to pause, remember and reflect rather than leave the tragedy to dimming memories. Presbyterian Church of the Apostles in Burnsville will join the reflection this Sunday, Oct. 26, with a 10 a.m. service dedicated to Rwanda. [...]

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Road construction problem will shut down traffic in area in 2015 Road construction season may be coming to an end, but Farmington is preparing for its largest project in years for 2015. In a combined effort between Dakota County and Farmington, 195th Street will be reconstructed into a three-lane highway, with two single lanes in [...]

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