Plans for 441,000 Square Foot Outlet Mall Unveiled

In other news from around the South Metro, the Minnesota Marriage Amendment debate gets hotter, and new restaurants open in Burnsville.

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

Here's a look at news from the past week that may affect or interest you. To see the full stories, click on the headline links.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Minnesota Zoo Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut

Naming contest continues via zoo’s Facebook page.

Two Walmart Workers from Minnesota Involved in Job Action

But don't expect to see picket lines or any signs of a "strike" in Dakota County.


Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens in Burnsville

Surf-themed family restaurant opens to a line of people.

The Rack Bar & Grill Comes to Burnsville

New restaurant takes up quarters at former Timber Lodge Steakhouse.


Cedar Grove Outlet Mall Preliminary Plans Unveiled

Wonder what the proposed, 441,000-square-foot outlet mall in the Cedar Grove area will look like? Check out developer Paragon Outlet's preliminary plans here on Patch.

School Funding, All-Day Kindergarten, Special Education Hot Topics at Education Forum

Candidates from Apple Valley Rosemount and Eagan House and Senate Districts converged at Black Hawk Middle School for a Tuesday night forum.

Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Heights Man, 2012 Muskie Master

Chad Mitchell-Peterson and his fishing partner recently won 2012 “Top Gun” honors in the Professional Musky Tournament Trail.

Minor Ammonia Leak Found Near Refinery 

A "small drip" of anhydrous ammonia was coming from a leaky tank inside Pomp's Tire Services.


Lakeville Man Charged With Possession of Child Porn

If convicted, Robert Russel Terrell, 22, could face up to five years in jail.

Peanut Butter Recall Grows As Salmonella Outbreak Worsens

More than 240 peanut butter and other nut products are now on the recall list, which includes items from Walmart, Target and Trader Joe's. 

Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights Landscaper Faces Backlash for Supporting Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment 

The owner of a Mendota Heights business says he has received hate mail after announcing his support of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.


Northfield Graduate Named ‘Designer of the Year’ at Phoenix Fashion Week

Fashion designer Bri Seeley faced off against 11 other designers.

Mill Town Haunt Returns for Halloween

It’s that special time of year when blood, shrieking and 8-foot tall figures walking on all fours don’t necessarily seem out of the norm.

Senate Candidate Dudley Fined $100 for Campaign Violation

Thomas A. Rees said Republican Mike Dudley violated state law when he didn’t include a disclaimer on campaign material stating who paid for the material.

Marriage Amendment Opponents Conduct Phonathon at Northfield Church

About 60 volunteers telephoned South Metro voters from First United Church of Christ of Northfield on Saturday.


Update on MN Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Savage Patient Files Lawsuit

One infected Minnesotan remains hospitalized in outbreak that has now killed 14 across United States.


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