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Louie the Lightning Bug, Dakota Electric Association’s safety mascot, greets children during the company’s member appreciation event July 25 at the Minnesota Zoo. A record-setting 9,161 DEA members and their families were in attendance. They donated a total of 2,355 pounds of food and $769 in cash to area food shelves.  (Photo submitted)

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Marty Kelly, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Burnsville-based US Federal Credit Union, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids, a committee of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. Kelly has been an active committee member and event coordinator since 2006, helping raise money for Gillette Children’s [...]

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Eastview High School graduate Austin Pickup of Apple Valley has received a Henry Taub scholarship award from ADP. The award honors ADP’s founder and is open to children of ADP associates who are pursuing a college education. Pickup will receive $20,000 in annual financial assistance for tuition and books. He plans to attend Luther College [...]

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The American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 1 will host a hot dog and brat fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, at Von Hanson’s Meats, 1320 Duckwood Drive, Eagan. Hot dogs, brats, pop and chips will be sold.

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David Kingsbury, bankruptcy attorney at Kingsbury Law Office in Apple Valley, was installed as the 31st president of the Apple Valley Rotary Club at its annual President’s Dinner held June 26 at the Hayes Senior Center. Kingsbury has been a Rotarian since April 2007 and has held all club leadership positions in preparation for serving [...]

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Matthew Van Risseghem of Eagan has earned the Grand Cup from the National Federation of Music Clubs. The award recognizes his achievement of 78 points earned for quality performances in piano solo and piano concerto performance events. He is the only student in Minnesota to receive the Grand Cup award in 2013. Van Risseghem has [...]

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