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Eagan council member participates in simulated Mars colonization Long before modern space exploration, scientists, writers and filmmakers have imaged what it would be like to live on Mars. And while others dreamed about it, one Eagan City Council member experienced firsthand what Mars colonization w...Read More
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Crime is down in Farmington The Minnesota Legislature didn’t include language governing body cameras in the public safety bill earlier this week, but Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist said he considers the recordings, specifically those made inside homes, private. During his state of the pol...Read More
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The city of Burnsville used to hold a small native plant sale alongside its annual tree sale on the last Saturday in April. But the growing popularity of native planting left the city unable to meet all the customer demand. This year Burnsville is supersizing its offerings with its first native plan...Read More
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Apple Valley City Council members and Dakota Electric Association officials gathered in Kelley Park on April 23 to plant a maple tree in recognition of Arbor Month. Pictured, from left, are: City Council member John Bergman, Dakota Electric board member John DeYoe, Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland, City Cou...Read More
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Planning Commission to review ordinances for taprooms, solar farms Farmington city officials are trying to be proactive by discussing several city ordinances with the goal of keeping up with the times. The city will review its brew pub, beekeeping, solar farm, data center and other ordinances to det...Read More
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Prostitution, other violations alleged The Burnsville City Council revoked May 5 the license of a massage business accused of prostitution and other violations. Council members voted unanimously to revoke the therapeutic massage license of Relax Massage, 12601 Nicollet Ave. S. The owner, Lina Wang, ...Read More
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A transportation advocacy group is challenging south metro lawmakers to embrace new funding that would expedite replacement of the aging Interstate 35W bridge over the Minnesota River. New money would allow the project to begin in 2017 instead of 2020, as currently scheduled, say Minnesota Departmen...Read More
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Officer of the Year aims high in the drug trade Jameson Ritter and his fellow narcotics officers got a tip about possible heroin use at the apartment of a chiropractor living in Burnsville. Armed with a search warrant, Ritter and his partners found evidence to back that up, he said. But Ritter found...Read More
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