Four-Person, Three-Car Collision Kills Lakeville Woman: South Metro Roundup

Gun-slinging mayors, back yard chicken coops and a fatal car accident also made the news this week.

You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most significant stories of the past week.

Here's a look at some of the stories, which first appeared on this Patch or those of our neighbors, that proved most popular, or that may have an impact on your life. To read the full story, click on the headline link.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

VIDEO: Gunslinging Mayors' Rivalry Ignites at Charity Shoot Out

Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire and Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste went head-to-head Thursday evening in an annual border battle and charity event at West End Hunting and Fishing Club.

Plymouth Artist's Work Honors Gay Soldier

Anthony Whelihan will have a private release of the portrait of Rosemount's Andrew Wilfahrt, who died in Afghanistan.


Wal-Mart Stakes Claim in Burnsville—And Beyond

After a three decade delay, Wal-Mart Inc. will open its first location in Burnsville, and the company also hopes to make inroads in at least three other towns across the metro area.

Superintendent Gets Middling Performance Review—District Releases Few Specifics

The Board of Education determined that Superintendent Randy Clegg met four out of seven job standards, but would not say which goals he did or did not meet.

Networking, Post-Recession Style: Behold, the Truck Party

Kimberly Peterson and her fellow retailers prove old one maxim, literally: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

New at the Mall: Doc Popcorn, Victoria's Secret Revamp

Doc Popcorn has moved into the Burnsville Mall, and a revamp of Victoria's Secret is complete.


Backyard Chicken Ordinance Gains Momentum in Eagan

Proponents of an ordinance amendment that would allow Eaganites to raise and keep chickens in urban areas say any public nuisance would be minimal.

Eagan High School Girls Hockey Coach Scott Darwitz Retires

Darwitz was a "knowledgeable, passionate" coach with a great love for the program, according to Eagan High School Athletic Director Sandra Setter.

County Eyes Roundabout, Other Options to Relieve Congestion on Pilot Knob

A portion of the roadway between Yankee Doodle Road and Central Parkway is one of the busiest—and most troubled—streets in the county.

Inver Grove Heights

Cut Fruit Express Recalls Cantaloupe After Potential Salmonella Scare

Only packages purchased through Sept. 5 with specific use-by dates have been affected.

IGH Days Parade: The Complete Experience

Check out our photos of the annual event.


Lakeville Woman Killed in Four-Person, Three-Car Collision

The crash occurred at the intersection of Highways 55 and 149 in Eagan, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Mendota Heights

High Holy Days Services to be Held in Mendota Heights

The Beth Jacob Congregation will begin celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on Sunday evening.


Carleton, St. Olaf Ranked High in U.S. News and World Report's of Best Colleges

Carleton comes in eighth for best national liberal arts college; St. Olaf comes in 55th.

Northfield City Councilor Will Resign from Seat

Ward 4 representative Patrick Ganey has accepted a position with Middlebury College in Vermont.


Shakopee Approves 2013 Budget and Preliminary Levy Increase

Budget plans include $500,000 for road, sewer, and trail capital improvements.

Apple Orchard Harvest Opportunities Near Shakopee

Ready to taste the fall apple harvest? Here are some spots you can pick up the fruit.


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