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Council still debating maximum, vote set for Sept. 15 Property taxes are going up in Lakeville next year, but the amount of increase remains an unknown after City Council members discussed and debated the city’s 2015 levy for hours at an Aug. 25 workshop. Lakeville Finance Director Dennis Feller proposed a levy of $25.4 million, [...]

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Taylor Albeck also received a party from Make-A-Wish The efforts of Make-A-Wish and members of the Farmington community have made the Albeck family’s life a little more pleasant in recent years. This year Taylor Albeck, 13, received enhancements to her room to improve her independence and entertainment options, along with a party in the spring. [...]

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When Michelle Olson counts her blessings these days, chief among them is the fact her heart attack occurred in the Twin Cities and not on her family’s farm in rural Alexandria. On March 1, Olson, her husband and granddaughter stopped at the Arby’s restaurant in Apple Valley for a bite to eat before heading to [...]

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Composer offers ‘elegant,’ untraditional alternative Brides-to-be, if you want to saunter down the aisle to the familiar strains of “Here Comes the Bride,” R.J. “Bob” Mitchell has no problem with that. But if you want to slip the bonds of tradition, the Burnsville resident has something he’d like you to hear. The musician, composer and [...]

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The four Nelson sisters of Studio 4 Dancers may have been destined to become dance teachers and business partners. The sisters — who are expanding their Burnsville studio at a new location with nearly twice the space — grew up dancing, one after the other, at Larkin Dance Studio in their hometown of Maplewood. “I [...]

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With more than 100 volunteers working at 14 different locations across Eagan and the surrounding communities, Advent United Methodist Church put faith into action with its Advent Cares day of service. On Saturday, Aug. 23, volunteers gathered at the church before fanning out across the community and beyond to help with projects both big and [...]

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