Monday, October 1, 2012
Letter writer: "Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes."
Monday, October 1, 2012
To the editor, Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes. Before he left office, he left no stone unturned searching for things to tax. He voted to take away the mortgage interest deduction, Morgan even voted for not allowing us to deduct our property taxes from our income taxes. He voted to increase taxes on each and every home purchased in Dakota County—right in the middle of the housing crisis. But he didn't stop there. He also voted to tax music downloads and home heating fuel purchased during the winter months. I cannot afford to have Will Morgan back in the legislature—his record speaks for itself. Lisa Schneegans, Lakeville
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Meet Mindy, a loving pup who adores kids and wants a home of her own.
Editor's note: This is a weekly series called "Pet of the Week" where we feature a companion up for adoption from Dakota County animal rescues. Mindy has a great time out on the boat or splashing around in a kiddie pool. She gets along great with all of the dogs in her foster home. Mindy has lived with kids as young as 2 and loves everyone she meets. She is only 35 pounds and is full grown. Mindy has been spayed, microchipped, and is fully up to date on vaccines and heartworm prevention. She is housetrained and crate trained. Mindy loves to play with toys and go for long walks. She is fostered right here in Lakeville and would love to find a home of her own. Please visit www.happyhoundrescue.org for more information about sweet Mindy.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Aug. 2, 1963 - Sept. 1, 2012
Scott R. Lein, age 49, of Lakeville, passed away on Sept. 1, 2012. Lein is preceded in death by both parents, Oskar and Elma Lein. He is survived by his nine siblings, Bruce (Colleen) Lein, Pam Rizzi, Gary (Diana) Lein, Jan (Mark) Fure, Craig Lein, Cindy Bauman, Randy (Jodi Joachim) Lein, Ross (Kathie) Lein and Nancy (Greg) Sundholm; and 14 nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at the White Funeral Home Chapel in Lakeville. There will als be a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Source: White Funeral Home
Friday, August 24, 2012
Money Magazine placed Eagan and Lakeville among the best small U.S. cities in which to live this year, a distinction last bestowed upon Burnsville in 2008.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Once again Burnsville's neighbors, Eagan and Lakeville, are ranked 14th and 19th, respectively, on Money Magazine's annual Best Places to Live list for 2012, which ranks the best small cities in the United States. They're two of five Minnesota cities making the top-100 list, joining perennial favorite Eden Prairie, which is third; Woodbury, 11th; and Maple Grove, 22nd. Last year a different crop of five were selected: Chanhassen, Arden Hills, Lino Lakes, Savage and Shoreview. It's been a while since Burnsville cracked the list: In 2008 Burnsville made it into the top 100, clocking in at number 43. Burnsville got high marks for its Heart of the City …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Daniel James Trucker is charged with first-degree burglary and car theft after police say he broke into the Lakeville woman's home and refused to leave for more than four hours.
A Burnsville man has been charged with breaking into a Lakeville woman’s house and refusing to leave, taking the woman’s car and cell phone and preventing her from leaving. Daniel James Trucker, 45, is charged with two felonies: first-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine, and car theft, which has a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Trucker also faces misdemeanor charges of violating a protection order and domestic assault, each of which has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a Lakeville home just before 9 p.m. July 22 when someone called and expressed concern about the resident’s …
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.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Connie Lundstrom was a pastor as well as a well-known author and singer.
Connie Lundstrom, the co-founder of Lakeville's Celebration Church, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, after a battle with cancer. Lundstrom was 73. Connie came to Lakeville and co-founded Celebration Church in 1996 with her husband, Lowell Lundstrom. The two made music—which is how they met in the first place—a centerpiece of the new church. Beyond being a pastor at her church, Connie was accomplished singer and author. She has written 10 cookbooks and a number of other books—the most recent of which, Seven Secrets for Your 70’s, was published in 2010—and she even has a music album dubbed, Connie, which was recorded in 1986. According to Lowell, music was what first brought Connie and him together. They were both sophomores in a South Dakota high …