South Metro Roundup: Klobuchar Makes Stop to Support Domestic Violence Act

Take a look at news from around the region this past week.

You can't be at your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Burnsville Patch reviews the top news of the previous week from our site and those of our neighbors throughout Dakota County. Here are some of the recent stories that could impact, help or be of interest to you. Read each story by clicking on the headline link.

Dakota County 

Obermueller's Campaign Moves Higher on DCCC's Priority List

Minnesota's Second Congressional District race pitting Mike Obermueller against John Kline is among the 36 "most competitive" in the nation this year, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Fabric Town to Close After Almost 30 Years in Business

Owner Patti Peltz announced Friday that she would be closing the store—located in the Time Square shopping center—and that a clearance sale begins Monday.

Grand Jury: Apple Valley Police Officer Was 'Legally Justified' in Fatal Shooting

Officer Tommie Booth used deadly force against Carl Anthony Tatum, age 48 of Apple Valley, while responding to a domestic-disturbance report April 29.

Stream Global Services Eyes Specific Apple Valley Locations for HQ, Call Center

The call center company is seeking help from the City of Apple Valley and a state grant program to move its 40-person headquarters.

Rosemount Native Preps for 1st Full Season as USHL Head Coach

Josh Hauge, who this year is going into his first full season as a head coach in the United States Hockey League, has climbed the ladder to a dream job in hockey.

Cannon Falls

Sheriff: Lake Byllesby Closed Until Further Notice

Recent rains have led to high waters and threats to public safety.


Warehouse Company Purchases 350,000-Square-Foot Building in Eagan

Minneapolis-based Murphy Warehouse Company plans to make $3 million in improvements to the building, which is located along Yankee Doodle Road.

New Eagan Restaurant Will Offer 'New Twist' on Classic Bar Bites

The Lone Oak Grill will likely open in Eagan at the end of July.

Eagan Man Charged with Punching Son Pleads Not Guilty

Steven Ohara Wilson, 52, was charged in December with one count of misdemeanor domestic assault after allegedly holding his son's head with one arm while using the other arm to punch him after the boy's eighth-grade team lost in a basketball tournament.

Longer Liquor Store Hours Coming to Eagan?

The city council is weighing an ordinance change that would permit off-sale liquor stores to remain open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday—two hours later than the current standard.

Portions of Hwy. 13 Closed for Construction Through June 22

State officials are spending $11.4 million to rehabilitate a long stretch of the highway.

Inver Grove Heights

U.S. Marine and Simley Alum Cola Jensen Dies From Complications

Cola Jensen, who graduated from Simley High School in 2011, died from complications of an illness while serving at Camp Pendleton. Details of Jensen's Marine Corps service and untimely death are still unclear. 

Stolen Car Crashes Into Home After High-Speed Chase 

Two individuals were located hiding in a tree a short distance from the crash scene and taken into custody.


16 Kids Suspended in Century Middle School Photo Scandal

The Lakeville Area Public School District revealed how many students were suspended for their roles in an inappropriate photo sharing scandal that rocked Century Middle School last month. Four students were charged with gross misdeameanors.

Lennar Buys 80-Acre Plot in Lakeville, Plans 148 Single-Family Homes

Lennar-Minneapolis-St. Paul purchased the 80-acre plat called Tullamore from Wells Fargo for unspecified amount.

Search For Missing Pilot Continues

Authorities continued to search along the North Shore of Lake Superior for 67-year-old Michael Bratlie and his twin-engine Piper PA-31, which disappeared June 8. 

Mendota Heights

Klobuchar Makes Dakota County Stop to Support Domestic Violence Act

The U.S. Senator visited Mendota Heights City Hall on Friday afternoon to tout the reauthorization of the anti-violence bill.


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