Saturday, May 11, 2013
Minnesota has the highest boat registration per capita of any state in the nation, and about 600,000 fishing licenses are sold in the state each year.
Minnesota’s walleye season officially opens at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, and forecasts call for clear skies with morning lows in the 30s and afternoon highs in the 50s. Sunday, also Mother’s Day, should be mostly clear with highs in the low 60s. Read an overview of the metro area fishing outlook here. Heading out to a local lake? Try these Burnsville stores for any gear you need: Looking for an access point to your favorite lake? A map illustrating all of Dakota County's public access points is attached to this post, with another PDF of Hennepin County's fishing spots for good measure. A new lake finder mobile app is also available and can be downloaded by clicking here. Fishing licenses are required for all anglers and can be purchased at …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The community had 79 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
Burnsville had a high voter turnout in the 2012 election for a state that is itself already well above the national average. Minnesota fell to third in the country—behind only Mississippi and Wisconsin, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau made public Wednesday evening. Although it had the highest levels in the country of voter turnout in the 2008 election, the 73.2 percent of citizens who voted here in 2012 is still comfortably above the national average of 61.8. (The Census Bureau’s rates are different from those from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, which lists a 76.11 percent voter turnout rate. The Census Bureau’s rate for Minnesota is listed as having a margin of error of ± 2.1 percent.) The Census Bureau didn’t provide…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Terese Trekell, a kindergarten teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary, is in the running for the Let's Dish Teacher of the Year award.
A Burnsville teacher, Terese Trekell, has been nominated for the Let's Dish Teacher of the Year award. You can vote for Trekell through April 30 by selecting "Apple Valley" on the drop-down menu at the Let's Dish website. Terese Trekell, Gideon Pond Elementary, Burnsville, Kindergarten Terese truly loves all of her children and wants success for them all! She is at every school event and goes above and beyond in everything she does. She is at many events outside of school hours to support her students and gives everything she can to her students. She is always looking for new ideas to use in her classroom and everyone who has her, considers her a favorite! The Let’s Dish program allows parents to nominate a deserving teacher. Then, …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Two explosions rocked the race’s finish line at 1:45 p.m. CST Monday.
News organizations reported Monday afternoon that two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line hurt numerous people. The explosions took place about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. The New York Post is reporting that at least 3 people were killed and more than 140 injured, though it’s not yet clear what happened or who was injured. The following Burnsville residents were at the race, according to the Boston Marathon's website: Diane Deigmann, 46 Mike Finnerty, 26 Bennett Isabella, 30 Kerry M. Oliver, 41 Four Savage residents also ran in the race: Amy A. Clark, 41 Mary R Mortensen, 41 John Schmidt, 38 Tamara Snyder, 53 All of the Burnsville runners and three of the Savage runners finished the race, though their …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Iraq War claimed the lives of nearly 70 Minnesotans, among them Todd Willis Selge from Burnsville.
The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began 10 years ago this week—on March 19, 2003—and although officially "over," violence continues with discouraging persistence. By one count, the war is directly responsible for 189,000 deaths, not including those who died from hardship caused by the fighting. In all, 4,802 Americans and allies have died in the war, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, including nearly 70 Minnesotans. CNN has a stunning map of all casualties in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Among them is Todd Willis Selge from Burnsville. Use the search box above to remember the service members who died in Iraq. Feel free to leave a message of remembrance in the comments or share a favorite moment if you knew them.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Dr. Patrick Carney's Skin Speaks clinics are in Edina, Burnsville, Woodbury, Crystal and Blaine. A 2012 Star Tribune series raised questions about his practice.
The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has ordered Dr. Patrick Carney— dermatologist at Skin Speaks Advancements in Dermatology clinics in Edina, Burnsville, Woodbury, Blaine and Crystal (near Golden Valley)—not to practice cosmetic surgery. The board sanctioned Carney based on three complaints, the Star Tribune reported: a 2007 chemical peel, a 2009 breast augmentation and a 2008 tummy tuck. “This has been a long and difficult ordeal,” Carney told the newspaper. “While I have had disagreements with the board throughout this process, I recognized that it was time for everyone to move on. This stipulation allows that to happen.” Allegations of medical misconduct by Carney was part of a series of investigative articles in the Star Tribune …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Spring may be on its way, but winter is going to remind everyone who is still the boss of March. And by Tuesday evening, as much as 12 inches of fresh snow could be on the ground in Burnsville. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a winter storm warning for much of central and southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. Six to 10 inches is expected in most areas, with some storm totals reaching 12 inches. The warning is in effect from midnight Sunday through 6 p.m. Tuesday. According to the weather service, the storm will come through in two waves of moderate to heavy snow. The first will come Sunday night through Monday morning. The second round is expected to begin Monday night and last through Tuesday morning. A winter …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
One person with roots in Burnsville died over the past week.
Charles Martin Becker, 80
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Daisy wants nothing more than to be with people and be held.
Editor's note: This is a weekly series on Burnsville Patch called "Pet of the Week" where we feature acompanion up for adoption from Dakota County animal rescues. Daisy is a darling 9-month-old girl who weighs 32 pounds. She is a hound mix—likely beagle and lab. Daisy loves kids, dogs, and doesn't mind the cats. She is crate trained and doing well on her housetraining when let out on a schedule. Daisy wants nothing more than to be with people and be held. She's doing great with the school aged kids in her fosterhome and met some preschool kids and did great with them too. Daisy is being fostered in Lakeville for a 501c3 rescue. She's now fully up to date on her vaccines and other vetting and has been microchipped and spayed. Please …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Twin Cities may see it's first significant accumulation of snow this weekend, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
Really? There is the mention of snow in the forecast? If you believe the most current weather forecast for this weekend, the Twin Cities metro area—including Burnsville—finally could see the first measurable snow of this winter season. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are calling for a 40 percent chance of snow on Friday evening, with a reduced chance overnight. The probability picks up again on Saturday with a 40 percent chance of snow again. On Sunday, the weather service is also calling for a slight chance of snow. High temperatures throughout the weekend are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s, according to NWS forecasters. The weather service is currently predicting several inches of accumulation over the weekend, with …