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South Metro Roundup: Husband of Former Mayor Pleads Guilty to $1.4 Million Swindle

In other county news, Hurricane Issac is expected to trigger an increase in gas prices, and the spouse of Lakeville's former mayor pleads guilty to fraud.

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Here's a look at stories of the past seven days that may affect or interest you. To read the entire story, click on the headline link.

Dakota County

New Case of Pig Flu Pops Up in Dakota County

State officials say that a man in his 20's has contracted swine flu, a new strain called H3N2, the second case reported in Dakota County.

Hurricane Issac Triggers Spike in Gas Prices 

Analysts are predicting anywhere from a 10 to 25 cent increase in the coming weeks.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

1 Family, 3 National Champs: Siblings Give Top Performances in National Speech Tournament

Ishanaa, Akshar and Ashesh Rambachan—who have gone through Eastview High School—became the first trio of siblings in the history of the National Forensic League to win a national speech title in the same category.

Rosemount Man Charged with Stabbing His Mother to Death

Police have charged Chad Matthew Pulju with second-degree murder after the death of his mother, 68-year-old Geraldine Delores Bennett.

Burnsville

Fairview Embarks on Building Blitz

Officials at Fairview Health Services are hoping to cash in on $54 million in bonds, which will kick off a construction boom across the health giant's holdings, including the hospital in Burnsville.

Police arrested Savorn Sang, Sultana Karimi and Kadie Risland after an incident outside a bar in northeast Burnsville that allegedly left one man broke and bleeding.

With fewer than 100 days until the general election on Nov. 6, GOP Congressman John Kline's Burnsville staff will have to find a new base of operations. Kline's district office is presently located at Parkway Place, but an impending sale could push Kline and other tenants out.

Eagan

Eagan's 2013 Park Plan Includes New Park, Trail and Playground Upgrades

The 2013 Capital Improvement Plan calls for the preliminary development of a new city park and plenty of upgrades to existing park facilities.

Business Roundup: New Car Wash, Eagan Car Club, Yogurt Bar

Several new businesses are locating in the city.

Plans for New Office and Data Complex in Eagan Move Forward

The Eagan Advisory Planning Commission unanimously recommended approving a proposal to build a roughly 60,000-square-foot facility in the Boulder Lakes Business Park.

Inver Grove Heights

Simley Grad Gets Invite to 'The Price is Right' 40th Anniversary Show

Nancy Tepley-Mimbach, who has been in the "Price is Right" audience a dozen times, got to "come on down" during her first visit to the show in 1994.

IGH City Councilman Flip-Flops, DNR Gun Safety Program Gets Green Light

City Administrator Joe Lynch confirmed that Bill Klein wanted to reconsider his Aug. 13 vote.

Lakeville

Former Lakeville Mayor's Husband Pleads Guilty to Swindling Banks

Kevin A. Dahl pleaded guilty to swindling four banks to the tune of $1.4 million in fraudulently obtained loans. He'll be sentenced at a later hearing, but could face 30 years in prison.

Lakeville North Rips Lakeville South, 47-24, in Football Opener

South opened the scoring in the first quarter, but it was all North after that in the epic beginning of the season.

Mendota Heights

St. Thomas Academy Pool Repair Complete

St. Thomas Academy is celebrating the restoration of their pool building, just in time for the school year and Convent of the Visitation's fall swim season.

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