Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news.
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Watch Out Motorists: Major Interstate 35E Closures Start May 3
MnDOT will be closing portions of Interstate 35E and 35W in May to make repairs to the freeway interchange in Burnsville.
Parkview Will Open on May 3 for 'Last Hurrah'
Proceeds from the golf course, which is slated for redevelopment, will go toward several local charity causes.
Eagan Actress Nominated for Second Tony Award
Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes earned her second Tony Award nomination for her role as Cinderella.
Sobriety High to Close After School Year Concludes
After 21 years of service to students struggling with addiction, Sobriety High is calling it quits.
Two Local Businessmen Tapped for 'Entrepreneur of the Year'
Ernst & Young has shortlisted leaders from two local businesses for the honor.
Burnsville, Shakopee and a host of districts across the state have experienced persistent technical difficulties with the online tests, which are the basis by which the students, teachers and schools are judged.
After a decade of declining enrollments, district schools may see the beginnings of a population rebound over the next 10 years.
The District 196 School Board heard a proposal on April 22 for a 10-cent hike in lunch prices and a 5-cent bump in breakfast prices.
Public Review Period Coming Soon for UMore Park Development
The city, working with Empire Township and the University of Minnesota, is evaluating ecological resources, potential infrastructure needs and possible pollutants at the 5,000-acre property.
District 196 Official: "We Are Behind" on Early Childhood Education
District 196 officials are united in their support for more early childhood education programming, but logistics aren't in their favor.
The Lakeville housing development's initial plans called for 2,100 homes to be constructed over a 10- to 12-year period.
Richardson: No Make-Up Days Will be Scheduled for Northfield Students
Northfield's school superintendent says district officials believe it’s too late in the 2012-13 school year to reschedule classes.
Northfield Gets Back to Normal After Snowstorm Disrupts Morning Routines
Schools were closed, electric was out and tree limbs were down.