Government

New administrator to be named in November The public will have a chance to meet Lakeville’s final candidates for city administrator at a 6:30 p.m. public forum at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Three candidates are being considered for the position, according to Lakeville Human Resource Manager Cindi Joosten. The candidates are Charlene Stevens, [...]

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Building would be attached to Steeple Center Though a bid to construct a proposed activity center addition to the city-owned Steeple Center is 1.1 percent over the projected budget amount, the Rosemount City Council approved the bid at its Monday, Oct. 7 meeting. The bid of $2.39 million from Ebert Construction of Corcoran exceeded the [...]

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by Christiaan Tarbox Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune As the West African Ebola outbreak intensifies, public health officials in Minnesota are ramping up efforts to ensure that such an epidemic never occurs in the state and beyond. After news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was the first confirmed diagnosed case of the deadly virus [...]

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Candidates in local elections had a chance to share their views, and question their opponents, at a forum Oct. 14 held at the Old Chicago conference center in Apple Valley. The event, hosted by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Carole Elfstrum of Elfstrum Consulting, featured candidates in the races for House [...]

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Fate of Cedar Grove TIF extension unclear For the second time in seven weeks, skeptical Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board members grilled Eagan officials Oct. 9 over the city’s request for extended tax revenues to help fund its Cedar Grove redevelopment. With four of seven board members aggressively questioning the extension, its fate in a planned Oct. [...]

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Streetscape amenities on Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville will get a salt-hardy upgrade next year when the road is resurfaced between McAndrews Road and Highway 13. Most of that stretch of Nicollet is in the Heart of the City district, where amenities added in the early 2000s have low tolerance for salt. The city switched from [...]

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