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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.
Repayment of the General Obligation Bonds is expect to save the city about $76,000.
The new ordinance allows companies to install digital displays on existing billboards—if they agree to eliminate another billboard somewhere in the city.
Family restaurant with tropical surf theme debuts in Minnesota.
Betty's Cafe and Pies will open Oct. 18 along Silver Bell Road in Eagan.
Construction on the first building, a 15,000-square-foot facility, may start later this month.
Participants were urged to turn the same-sex marriage debate toward the personal.
Inver Grove Heights
Paul Hark suggests time be set aside at council meetings for business owners to explain their products or services.
Nicole Jung was a three-year letter winner in softball and a five-year letter winner in hockey while at Simley from 2000-2003.
Ney comes to Inver Grove Heights as a first-year English teacher at Simley High School.
In 1996, the young stroke survivor was expected to live for six months.
Just days after the Heritage Center opened, a buyer was found for Lakeville's old Senior Center.
The new building will house additional classrooms and should be completed during the 2013-14 school year.
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.
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.
Authorities are evaluating their search options for Joshua Ben Bohlen ahead of winter.
The new shop, called CakeWalk Custom Cakes & Dessert Bar, is in the former Pan Pan Café space at 303 Division St. S.
The symbolic resolution passed 5-0-1.
The company plans to double the size of its facility in Savage to accommodate growing demand.
Mayor Brad Tabke has extended his thanks to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for its donation to the city.
After passionate remarks from both sides of the marriage debate, the Shakopee city council presented their views on the issue.
Showalter has spent several years honing his craft.
South St. Paul
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.