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Fatal Wreck on I-35, New Business Comes to Eagan, Burnsville: South Metro Update

In other recent headlines, the debate over Minnesota's proposed same-sex marriage prohibition heats up across the region, and police search for a missing Northfield man.

 

You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, from the past week.

Here's a look at the top stories that may interest you or have an impact on your life. To read the full story, click on the headline link.

 

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Avery Gets a Wish to Meet Belle

Apple Valley’s Avery Saari, 4, and her family received a trip to Florida and tickets to Disney World and other attractions from the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota.

Rosemount to Pay Off $1.01 Million in Debt Early

Repayment of the General Obligation Bonds is expect to save the city about $76,000.

 

Burnsville

Despite Lingering Divisions, Burnsville Council Approves Dynamic Display Ordinance

The new ordinance allows companies to install digital displays on existing billboards—if they agree to eliminate another billboard somewhere in the city.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens in Burnsville

Family restaurant with tropical surf theme debuts in Minnesota.

 

Eagan

New 1950s Diner and Pie Shop Opening in Eagan

Betty's Cafe and Pies will open Oct. 18 along Silver Bell Road in Eagan.

Eagan Attorney Planning Three-Building Office Complex Off Highway 55

Construction on the first building, a 15,000-square-foot facility, may start later this month.

VIDEO: Marriage Amendment Opponents Get Personal at Eagan Town Hall Meeting

Participants were urged to turn the same-sex marriage debate toward the personal.

 

Inver Grove Heights

Council Candidate Urges Support For IGH Small Business Owners

Paul Hark suggests time be set aside at council meetings for business owners to explain their products or services.

Hometown Girl and MIAC Standout Takes Over Simley Softball Team

Nicole Jung was a three-year letter winner in softball and a five-year letter winner in hockey while at Simley from 2000-2003.

Exceptional Educator: Rebecca Ney

Ney comes to Inver Grove Heights as a first-year English teacher at Simley High School.

 

Lakeville

Obituary: Allison D. Shaw, 16, of Lakeville, Died Oct. 2

In 1996, the young stroke survivor was expected to live for six months.

Buyer Found: Lakeville's Old Senior Center to be Sold For $345,000

Just days after the Heritage Center opened, a buyer was found for Lakeville's old Senior Center.

 

Mendota Heights

Convent of the Visitation Begins Constuction on $10.5 Million Tech Building

The new building will house additional classrooms and should be completed during the 2013-14 school year.

Simley Holds Off Henry Sibley In Homecoming Tilt

Visiting Simley grabbed a 12-0 lead and then held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Henry Sibley Warriors to take a 12-7 win in Homecoming contest.

 

Northfield

Carleton College Faculty Opposes Minnesota Marriage Amendment

The Carleton faculty joins the faculties from the University of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law, Hamline University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College and St. Olaf College.

UPDATED: Police Searching for Missing Northfield Man

Authorities are evaluating their search options for Joshua Ben Bohlen ahead of winter. 

UPDATE: New Bakery in Downtown Northfield Now Open

The new shop, called CakeWalk Custom Cakes & Dessert Bar, is in the former Pan Pan Café space at 303 Division St. S.

Northfield City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Minnesota Marriage Amendment

The symbolic resolution passed 5-0-1.

 

Savage

Bimbo Bakeries Embarks on Building Project

The company plans to double the size of its facility in Savage to accommodate growing demand.

 

Shakopee

SMSC Donates $150,000 to Shakopee, Neighboring Cities

Mayor Brad Tabke has extended his thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for its donation to the city.

Shakopee Marriage Amendment Discussion Ends Without A Resolution

After passionate remarks from both sides of the marriage debate, the Shakopee city council presented their views on the issue.

Meet Art Crawl Artist Steven Showalter, Potter

Showalter has spent several years honing his craft.

 

South St. Paul

UPDATED: South St. Paul Woman Involved in Fatal Crash on I-35

A 2000 Mazda Protege was traveling southbound when it came through the crossover and collided with a 2013 International semitrailer, according to the State Patrol.

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