South Metro Welcomes Walmart, Chick-fil-A Coming Soon

In other news from around the region, Walmart opens its doors in Lakeville (with a Burnsville location just around the corner) , and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances on NBC's "The Voice."

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

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

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Chick-fil-A Proposes Apple Valley Location

Currently, there are three locations of the Georgia-based restaurant chain—best known for its breaded chicken sandwiches—in Minnesota.

River Valley Pastor Pens Self-Help Book

Rob Ketterling recently released a book called "Change Before You Have To: Discover a New Life of Abundance, Passion, & Satisfaction."

Rosemount Woman Dies from Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle-Car Crash

Ann L. Scholz, 53, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was broadsided by a car in LeSueur County on Tuesday.


Four Burnsville Businesses Score Spots on Biz Journal's Fast 50 List

The companies that made the list boast growth rates of 55 to 114 percent—a feat in an economy just beginning to pick up steam after a devastating recession.

Traffic on I-35W North Comes to Complete Standstill After Multi-Car Crash

A massive pileup resulted in plenty of headaches for those getting to work, but no injuries.

Talk Radio Network Buys Former Coldwell Banker Burnet Building for $1.4 Million

Genesis Communications Network, producer of controversial talk stars Alex Jones and Bradlee Dean, will be moving its Eagan headquarters to the colonial-style building just off Interstate 35W.


VIDEO: Mrozinski, Artist with Eagan Roots, Advances on NBC's "The Voice"

Nicholas Mrozinski, who goes by the stage name Nicholas David on NBC's "The Voice", fought his way through a winner-take-all vocal duel against another contestant.

Backyard Chicken Ordinance Gets Eagan Council's Blessing

New city rule will allow Eagan residents to raise up to five chickens in residential areas.

Urgency Room, a Hybrid Treatment Center, Opens Its Doors in Eagan

The 12,565-square-foot medical facility can treat anything from broken bones to heart attack symptoms, and is faster and friendlier than traditional hospital ERs, according to Urgency Room owner Dr. Gary Gosewisch.


Walmart Set to Open in Lakeville 

Employees are set to go for the opening of the new, 150,000 square foot building. Next up: Burnsville.

Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights Rabbis to Eat for $4.50 a Day in Food Stamp Challenge

Beth Jacob Congregation's seven rabbis will hold their personal food budgets to $31.50 for a week in November as part of a poverty-awareness campaign.

At Mendota Heights MasterChef Auditions, Salmon, Chicken Wings and Budding Chefs

People hoping for a spot on the the Fox reality show came to Le Cordon Bleu's Mendota Heights location Saturday.


Northfield Woman Injured in Rollover

Elizabeth Chester suffered neck and back injuries and was flown from the scene by helicopter.


Pet Parents Rejoice! Chuck & Don's Comes to Savage

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet opened for business just a few weeks ago, but the store will celebrate in style with a Grand Opening Howl-O-Ween party later this month.


New Fungal Meningitis Cases Confirmed in Minnesota

Before Monday, concern was focused on six clinics in Minnesota, one of them in Shakopee.

Candidates Face Off at Scott County Commissioners Forum in Shakopee

District 3 candidates Dave Menden and Debbie Barber participated along with six others to discuss such topics as County Administrator Gary Shelton, transportation, and quality of life

Pizza Ranch Dishes Up Outlaw Pie at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Shakopee Chamber of Commerce members and local business owners came to the restaurant Monday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony.


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