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Motorists near Inver Grove Heights will encounter a detour as the Highway 3 ramp to westbound Highway 55 closes Thursday, July 24, as crews conduct concrete repairs. Motorists should follow the signed detour using eastbound Highway 55 and Barnes Avenue to access westbound Highway 55. Weather permitting, the ramp will reopen by July 31. By [...]

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High school seen as possible location Farmington could serve as the state capitol for a day at the suggestion of Rep. Pat Garofalo. If the Minnesota Legislature needs a special session to address flood relief, Garofalo (R-Farmington) on Thursday brought up the idea of having it at Farmington High School. June storms have cost Minnesota [...]

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Collaborative would join city, school district, YMCA After four years of talks on ways to expand youth programs in Burnsville, community leaders appear to have found the answer. The proposed Burnsville Youth Collaborative would join the city, School District 191 and the Burnsville YMCA in providing after-school and summer programs and expanding the popular music [...]

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Officials mull options for distressed, obsolete properties A downscale hotel, a vacant office building in the middle of town, industrial buildings ill-suited for modern manufacturing — Burnsville has them all. Concerned about distressed properties and the vitality of the city’s commercial landscape, officials are mulling a more aggressive approach to economic development. Burnsville has been [...]

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Prevention effort yields results, department says More than two years after launching a campaign to stem a troubling tide of apartment fires, Burnsville’s Fire Department is declaring at least qualified success. The prevention and education campaign included distribution of automatic stovetop fire suppressors and cigarette-extinguishing smoking buckets. Since the campaign’s launch in April 2012, the [...]

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