Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings will form a 20-member cheerleading squad from 52 candidates.
A Burnsville woman is among the candidates vying for spots on the 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader roster. The Vikings website, which identifies the cheerleader candidates only by their first names and first initials of their last names, is asking visitors to vote for candidates to determine who will make the team. Burnsville resident Danielle M is candidate No. 12 of 52 candidates looking for a spot on the 20-woman team. Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Two Savage women, Saral H and Molly M, are also competing for spots on the roster. See 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidate photos Cast a vote for 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidates
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jabs, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, sustained a spinal cord injury in December 2011. Since then his story has inspired hockey lovers in the state and U.S.
Patch websites around the country this week will be featuring people who have overcome obstacles in life. There are many noteworthy examples in Minnesota. This article focuses on Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) hockey player who was injured in an on-ice incident in December 2011. This story is running on all Patch sites in Minnesota. On Sunday Jack's mom, Leslie, announced on his CaringBridge page that he will be a captain next season for BSM's hockey team. To remind readers of how far he has come, we are re-featuring a story from April 2012. This story followed his discharge from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. *** As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Registration for Dakota Curling Club's spring league is now open.
Calling all curlers! The Dakota Curling Club's six-week Spring League starts April 7. Don't know how to curl, or even what curling is? Have no fear. For newcomers the club will hold learn-to-curl classes on April 3 and April 6. Each session is two hours long with an overview of the sport followed by 90 minutes of on-ice instruction and play. The cost is $25 per person. Equipment will be provided. All classes take place at the Burnsville Ice Center. Register online at www.dakotacurlingclub.org Dakota Curling Club 251 Civic Center Parkway 952-479-0322
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Burnsville tennis nuts take note: A plan to build an indoor court complex on the east edge of Shakopee is taking root.
Burnsville's tennis enthusiasts may be in luck. This Tuesday, the Shakopee City Council approved a request by the Shakopee Tennis Association to begin a feasibility study of an eight-court, indoor tennis center. Officials with the STA are hoping that the center will develop an ample following from Burnsville, Savage and other nearby towns. The Preliminary Plan Thus far, the preliminary business plan calls for a permanent building with eight indoor courts and eight outside at a plat of land known as the Shutrop Park site, an undeveloped 52-acre parcel near Dean Lake. Ideally, the STA would raise the funds to build and operate the center, though the city would retain ownership of the land. The association is asking for a minimal lease on the…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Also in this week's rundown: A proposed expansion in Eagan gets widespread support and a Burnsville grad takes center stage in New York City.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Burnsville Sen. Hall Takes Aim at Critics—Gay Marriage Bill Passes Committee "I'm trying to be a nice guy but I have an opinion," Burnsville Sen. Dan Hall told supporters of gay marriage during a hearing on Tuesday. A Switch and a Surprise Round Out the Night at 'Bite' A newcomer, a local favorite and a legacy restaurant all won honors at this year's "Bite of Burnsville. From Mraz to the Met: BHS Grad Makes Splash on NYC Opera Scene Thomas Richards, a bass-baritone and 2006 graduate of Burnsville High, blew judges away with his performance at the 60th annual National Council …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One standout was Aneesa Ally, who bested three state records at the championships and is now rated fifth in the nation.
On Monday, officials at Burnsville High School announced that the varsity team placed second in the Minnesota State High School Weightlifting Championships. The junior varsity team came in at second as well. BHS also did well in individual rankings. Women: Men: Women: Men:
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Also in this week's look around the southern suburbs: Simley shines in swimming.
Each weekend Patch reviews the week's top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region. To read the full story, click on the headline: Apple Valley Apple Valley Ties St. Michael-Albertville, Shares State Championship In a match up for the ages, St. Michael-Albertville and Apple Valley wrestled to a draw in the State 3A Team Tournament final. UPDATE: District 196 Could Lose Several Hundred Thousand in Federal Funds Minnesota's Congressional delegation has also weighed in on the series of cuts that could hit the country March 1. The rollbacks would hit everything from education to senior care, the White House states. Burnsville Burnsville Entrepreneur Turns 'Cooties' Into Cash For the…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, Burnsville lost to Edina 2-3.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Edina beat Burnsville in a nailbiter on Wednesday, 3-2. According to the Hub, Edina now ranks sixth in the league. Burnsville places at number 12, presently. To see video and a complete recap of the game, click here. To see rankings and scores, click here. Editor's Note: Special thanks to Doug Erlien and Fox 9 for sharing photos of the game with Patch.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Lightning Dance Team wins third consecutive state high kick championship, and seventh overall kick crown, in the state high school league dance team finals Saturday
Eastview High School of Apple Valley danced to its third consecutive Class AAA High Kick title Saturday in the Minnesota State High School League dance team finals in the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Lightning performed a piece called “Bolero” to win the high kick title. It was the seventh overall title for Eastview, winning previously in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Brainerd was second in the high kick competition, followed by Burnsville, Wayzata, St. Cloud Tech and Maple Grove. Though the Blazettes did not take first, they fared better than in 2012, when the team failed to place in spite of a strong start. Two Burnsville girls, Jamie Krallman and Nicole Obregon were named to the high kick all-tournament team. In Friday’s…
Monday, February 18, 2013
In other news from around the South Metro region, a beloved Lakeville teacher dies, and a Mendota swimmer defies the odds to accept Division 1 scholarship.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent local stories, which first appeared on Burnsville Patch or those of our neighboring Patches throughout the South Metro area. To read the full story, click on the headline link: 11 District 196 Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists Local students will compete for more than 8,300 merit scholarships totaling more than $34 million. Most Recent Apple Valley, Rosemount Deaths (Feb. 12) Remember those who recently passed away. Recent Deaths in Burnsville, Week of Feb. 10, 2013 Three people with roots in Burnsville died over the past week. Effort to Lift Ban on Sunday Liquor Sales Faces Stiff Opposition—From Liquor Store Owners Though …