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News Roundup: Rising Star Nicholas David Declared 'Voice' of Eagan

In other news from around the South Metro region, Saks Fifth Avenue will anchor Eagan outlet mall, and Emerson may bring 500 new jobs to Shakopee.

You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent news stories from across the region. Here's a look at the past week's stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that may interest you or have an impact on your life.

To read the full stories, click on the headline links.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

One Killed, Three Injured in Accident on Highway 77

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 26-year-old Farmington resident was killed and three others injured.

Baby Mix-up has Apple Valley Mom Seeing Red

Abbott Northwestern has launched an internal inquiry after it was discovered that a woman in their care had been given the wrong bundle of joy to breastfeed.

Burnsville

Burnsville Named to Business Insider's '10 Best' Small Towns List

Based on its performance in the "Best of the Road" contest, Burnsville was ranked number seven of 10 by Business Insider.

Get Ready for 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'—the Musical

Chameleon Theatre Circle's newest play, "Return to the Forbidden Planet," will be onstage at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

Blaze Hockey Player Tyler Sheehy Injured During Game with Hill-Murray

Tyler Sheehy, number 22, was carried out on a stretcher after tangling with a Hill-Murray player, but was cleared to play in Tuesday's game.

Nicollet Student Takes Top Honors at District Spelling Bee

Meet Molly Olander, a seventh-grader who recently was titled Burnsville-Eagan-Savage's champion orthographer.

Eagan

PHOTOS: Eagan Mayor Declares Nicholas David "The Voice of Eagan"

Nicholas David, one of the Top 4 contestants on NBC's "The Voice", made a brief homecoming stop on Thursday morning at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Anderson Leads Eagan In National Cross Country Meet

Mud, rain and obstacles made the slogging difficult, but the Eagan cross county girls team raced to a 19th-place finish in a meet of the nation's best high school runners.

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Store Will Anchor Paragon Outlet Mall Project

The discount luxury retailer plans to open a 28,000-square-foot store in the soon-to-be developed outlet mall.

Inver Grove Heights

Simley and St. Michael-Albertville Square off in Wrestling

Two of the top high school wrestling programs in the country battle it out on the mats at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Patch's interview with Miss Minnesota USA 2013 Danielle Hooper. 

Lakeville

With Little Ready to Take Mayor's Seat, Council to Ponder Replacement

When mayor-elect Matt Little assumes his new role in January, his council seat will have to be filled.

Abigaile Grace Christenson, beloved daughter of Lucas and Kristina Christenson (maiden name Severson), passed peacefully on Nov. 26, 2012, after entering the world at 23 weeks and 1 day of gestation.

Lakeville City Council Plans Levy Reduction in Altered Budget

Under the revised levy, the average home in Lakeville—valued at $214,800—will see a 2.4 percent decrease in the city portion of their property tax bill, according to the city, saving the average household about $20.

Mendota Heights

Innovative Sibley Physics Teacher's Video Used in TED Initiative

The process of animating Sibley teacher Peter Bohacek's video on the physics principle of work took almost a year.

Northfield

PHOTOS: 14th Annual Winter Walk

Thousands of folks headed to downtown Northfield on Thursday for the 14th annual Winter Walk.

Mark Taylor Resigns as Director of Public Safety

As director of public safety, Mark Taylor was responsible for all police department, fire service and emergency management operations.

Investors Submit Offer for Downtown Post Office

Keith Covey of the Save Our Post Office task force said a bid is pending on the property on Bridge Square.

Shakopee

Shakopee City Council Approves 4.2 Percent Levy Increase

The property tax levy increase in Shakopee's 2013 budget comes after the city had maintained a flat levy since 2009.

Emerson to Create 500 Jobs in Shakopee

Biz Journal reports that Emerson will open manufacturing line at ADC site.

Fundraiser to Benefit Shakopee Business Owner Cindy Persell

Persell was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer early in November.

Shakopee Delays Meeting on Emerson Proposal

Emerson is considering occupying the former ADC Telecommunications building, which would bring 500 jobs to Shakopee.

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