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South Metro Roundup: Corporation Stands Against Marriage Amendment, Domestic Terrorist Pleads Guilty

In other news from around the south metro, an Eagan day care operator is charged with manslaughter for the death of a child on her watch.

Though you might live or work in , chances are you're intimately curious about what's happening in your neighboring communities.

Here are some of the stories posted on our neighboring Patch sites (and a few from our own) last week that could impact, help or be of interest to you. Read each story by clicking on the headline link.

Dakota County

Obermueller Raises More Than $250,000 in Race Against Kline

The DFL House candidate said the level of support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.”

Burnsville

Rebranding Burnsville: Council Considers New City Logo

The City of Burnsville could get a new visual calling card.

Do the Mayor and City Council Deserve a Raise, or a Pay Cut?

It's budget time at Burnsville City Hall, and on Tuesday Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and her cohorts on the city council will consider something near and dear: Their own city salaries and benefits.

Eagan

Thomson Reuters Takes Position Against Proposed Marriage Amendment

The company believes the proposed marriage amendment would hurt its abilities to recruit and retain top talent.

Eagan Day-Care Provider Charged with Manslaughter

Police say Beverly Anne Greenagel was responsible for the death of 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger in August 2011.

Lakeville

Former Lakeville Mayor's Husband Charged With Swindling Banks

Kevin A. Dahl was charged July 10 in federal court with swindling four banks to the tune of $1.4 million in fraudulently obtained loans.

Lakeville's 'Rail-Car Problem' Gets Attention of Klobuchar, Kline

Nearby residents and even the city of Lakeville have expressed frustration over the empty rail-cars line Lakeville's County Road 50 gateway into downtown.

Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights 'Domestic Terrorist' Pleads Guilty

Joseph Benjamin Thomas could face life in prison for possession of meth.

Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Man Facing Life in Prison Amid Mortgage Fraud Scheme

If convicted, Andrews faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each of the eight counts against him.

'Suicide by Cop' Threats Land IGH Man in Jail

Law enforcement agencies responded to a lockdown call at a Dakota County Service Center on Thursday.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

The deaths of a 41-year-old man and woman who were shot in Apple Valley on Saturday morning apparently are the result of a murder-suicide.

UMore Park Property Site Still Contains Hazardous PCBs, Lead

Cleanup was deemed complete in 1994 and the site was delisted from the National Priorities List in 2001, but a pending 2012 EPA review apparently will require further remediation on the land by the University of Minnesota.

Apple Valley House Significantly Damaged by Fire; Residents Get Out Uninjured

The fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and was contained in about 40 minutes.

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