Though you might live or work in Burnsville, chances are you're curious about what's happening in your neighboring communities.
Here are some of the stories posted on our neighboring Patch sites last week that could impact, help or be of interest to you. Read each story by clicking on the headline link.
The St. Paul Crime Lab, which has been used almost exclusively in Dakota County drug cases for the past five years, may have used "questionable testing practices."
The court case against Sciota Township's Dayna Bell has renewed calls to overhaul a system that activists characterize as "broken every step of the way."
Natashia Lashaye Daniels and Marquis Demon Bettis were arrested July 12.
A local family is bringing a hot new pizzeria chain to Burnsville-Apple Valley, starting July 28, with four more Twin Cities stores to follow in the next few years.
Kenneth Burdick was hired in January to lead the organization.
Plenty of dogs were in attendance at the opening ceremony of Eagan's first off-leash dog park on Tuesday evening.
As part of the deal, the Eagan Economic Development Authority will finance the construction of a multi-level public parking ramp.
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-District 58, said the secretary of state's rewording of the Voter ID initiative is part of an active campaign against the measure.
The senior business officer at Hamline University pledges to support economic development, conservative financial planning and sustainable long range planning.
Jon Rechtzigel has been tapped as the new permanent chief, replacing former Chief Scott Johnson, who retired in December.