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Local Boy Makes Good on 'The Voice' and Mel Gibson Visits the Zoo: South Metro Update

In other news from around Dakota, Rice and Scott counties, Eagan's city administrator and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools superintendent are both stepping down.

 

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

 

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Mel Gibson Sighting at Zoo Garners Facebook 'Likes,' Comments

Reports say controversial actor Mel Gibson has been sightseeing in the Twin Cities the past few days. One of those stops was at Apple Valley’s Minnesota Zoo.

U.S. Army Parachute Team to Deliver Game Ball to Eastview Soccer Match

The Golden Knights are scheduled to skydive into Eastview HIgh School’s stadium Sept. 25.

Multi-Family Housing Complex Proposed; Zoning Amendments Sought

Developers want to construct 332 housing units in two buildings in the Central Village area of Apple Valley. 

 

Burnsville

Anser Innovation Scales Up for Debut of PetChatz

PetChatz is a device that allows video conferencing with your dog or cat, anytime, anywhere.

Burnsville Superintendent Announces Retirement

After a tumultuous year, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Superintendent Randall Clegg announced that he would retire at the end of this school year.

 

Eagan

VIDEO: Contestant with Eagan Roots Performs on NBC's "The Voice"

Area resident Nicholas David Mrozinski performs "Stand By Me", a song originally written by Ben E. King, on national television.

Eagan's First and Only City Administrator Stepping Down After 36 Years

Tom Hedges, one of the city's "founding fathers", will leave a lasting legacy, according to Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire.

 

Inver Grove Heights

Barefoot Runner From IGH Breezes Through 20-Mile Bear Water Run

Inver Grove Heights resident Steve Modica finished the Bear Water Run in 3:03:13.

City Council Candidate Proposes 'Traveling' Meetings

Hark says Salem Hills, Hilltop, Pine Bend and the Middle School/High schools would be ideal locations.

 

Lakeville

Republican Group's 'Obama’s Failing Agenda' Tour Coming to Lakeville

Americans for Prosperity, a Republican political advocacy group, is bringing the bus tour to Lakeville, they say, to give "a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies" of the president.

Lakeville's New Walmart Set to Open Oct. 17, But Not With a Chipotle

Despite Twitter rumors to the contrary, Lakeville's new Walmart store will not have a Chipotle Restaurant when it opens Oct. 17.

 

Mendota Heights

Grassroots Activists for Obama Pound Pavement in Mendota

Volunteers are also working the phones on behalf of the president's re-election campaign.

 

Northfield

Carleton Faculty Considering Vote on Minnesota Marriage Amendment

The instructors could vote on the matter at their Oct. 1 meeting.

FLASH MOB: St. Olaf International Students Go Gangnam Style

Students at Sunday's dinner at Stav Dining Hall broke into a flash mob to popular South Korean Pop song "Gangnam Style" by Psy.

 

Savage

Savage Police: No Charges Will Be Filed in Connection with the Death of Brett Raley

After an extensive review by the Scott County Attorney’s Office, no charges will be filed against the driver in the May moped accident that killed Burnsville's Brett Raley, 18.

 

Shakopee

Meet Art Crawl Artist Todd Jacobs, Photographer

Shakopee resident Todd Jacobs first became interested in photography at a young age. His work will be featured in the upcoming Scott County Art Crawl.

ValleySCARE Opens Soon with Nine Haunted Attractions

Halloween Haunt includes scare zones, mazes, and thrill rides.

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