Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 26-year-old Farmington resident was killed and three others injured.
At least one person was killed and two injured in a five-person rollover accident that shut down the northbound lanes of Cedar Avenue on Sunday night, according to Minnesota State Patrol officials. Emergency responders closed Cedar Avenue at McAndrews Road/County Road 38 following the accident, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m., according to the State Patrol website. State Patrol investigators say a GMC Savana van with two occupants was traveling southbound on Hwy. 77 when it veered, hit a metal guard rail and traveled into the northbound lanes of Hwy. 77, according to state patrol officials. At that point, the Savana struck a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound. The Tahoe had three occupants at the time of the collision. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
On Monday, traffic on Highway 77 ground to a complete halt as construction crews blocked off lanes from the inner reaches of Apple Valley to the Minnesota River.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us A busy week of construction is planned on Cedar Avenue this week, as paving is scheduled, weather permitting. Work is scheduled continue into new weekend, as Cedar will be closed bewteen 157th Street and 161st Street from 10 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday. A portion of County Road 46 also will be closed during that time. At the same time, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has begun work on portions of Highway 77 stretching from Apple Valley to the Minnesota River, which will require lane closures. On Monday, the southbound side was clogged traffic snarls from Cliff Road to the Mall of America as construction crews removed markings from …
Friday, August 3, 2012
KeeKee went missing on Aug. 2. Have you seen her?
A local family is looking for their dog, KeeKee, a female about five to six years old. On the night of Aug. 2, KeeKee ran away from her home a few blocks off of McAndrews and County Road 11, near the Burnsville-Apple Valley border. She is still missing. She is silver in color, with the body of a Schnauzer, is silver in color. She is wearing a collar with a phone number to call. If you have seen KeeKee, call 952-432-6963.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Lebanon residents enjoy a festive Fourth of July carnival.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter July 11, 1968: The Apple Valley Carnival in Lebanon (now Apple Valley) on July 4 draws a crowd to the patriotic festivities. A photo of the activity makes the front page of the following issue of the Dakota County Tribune. Striped tents, treats and summer wear complement the holiday atmosphere as the Lebanon Fire Department helps out. You can check out more events, exhibits and archives at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Burnsville Patch will feature a local history item each week.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Which breakfast joint is your favorite for omelettes and flapjacks? Support local business and weigh in on this poll.
See all the categories for the 2012 Readers' Choice. It’s the restaurant that makes a perfect omelette. Or perhaps the perfect pancakes and sausage. Maybe it just has the best early-morning crowd. Where’s the best place in central Dakota County to go whenever you’re craving a hearty breakfast? What makes a restaurant a great place to grab breakfast? Does your favorite place serve mouth-watering food? Or do you visit primarily for the friendly neighborhood atmosphere? Nominations ended on July 9. The contenders are Valley Diner in Apple Valley, Suzie's Kitchen in Rosemount, Buckboard in Lakeville, Jensen's in Burnsville, or Ernie's Pub & Grille. Voting will be from July 23 to Aug. 17.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Judge Karen Asphaug's 25-year sentence for Jonas Grice was extolled by defense attorneys but questioned by Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom who sought 40 years.
Update (12:45 p.m., Jan. 5, 2012) Jonas Gerald Grice showed little emotion Thursday morning as Dakota County District Court Judge Karen Asphaug read a 7-page decision that ultimately sentenced him to 306 months in prison. Grice was convicted on Oct. 26, 2011 of second-degree murder in the slaying of 22-year-old Apple Valley man Anthony Hartman at a Rosemount car wash in 2010. In her decision, Judge Asphaug addressed the families involved, Grice's criminal history and the defense team's appeals for a lesser and shorter sentence. The tragedy and senselessness of these events have haunted each of you since Anthony's death and Jonas' arrest ... The pain and loss that each family has endured is beyond comprehension. I grieve for you, for both …