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Winter Arrives With a Fury; 'Voice' Star Nicholas David Talks to Patch

In other news from around the region last week, Lakeville hires a 'vision consultant' and a man was found dead in Shakopee.

 

You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top recent news stories from throughout the region. Here's a look at the past week's stories that may interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links.

 

South Metro

Snowmageddon: Area Gets 10-11 Inches, Schools Not Delayed

The storm caused 597 crashes and an additional 970 spinouts, the State Patrol said.

 

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Werner Takes Helm of Rosemount Police Department as New Chief

Prior to becoming chief at Rosemount, Werner was at Burnsville PD for 13 years.

Local Mom Battling Leukemia Gets Holiday Surprise from Her Apple Valley Son

Geoff Cleveland, an Apple Valley resident, wanted to give his mother something special this holiday season in return for all the love and support she's shown her family over the years.

Apple Valley High School DECA Club Shut Down Due to Underage Drinking

Oct. 28 incident leads to school investigation that found the club had a long history of underage drinking incidents.

Early Morning Fire Dislocates Local Family

A family will be displaced from their home for three to four months due to a fire that destroyed part of their home on Redwood Drive.

 

Burnsville

New Business: A Personal Trainer—Without the Person

This week Savage will welcome the newest location of KoKo FitClub, a new concept gym that offers an automated "personal training program" modeled on nuanced workout plans used by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston.

FORCE America Employee Chosen as Chamber's 'Business Person of the Year'

Mark Meier, director of human resources at the organization, was honored at a holiday gala last week.

Gas Station for Sale...On Craigslist

The owners of one Burnsville gas station have chosen an unorthodox way to sell their business, valued at more than $300,000.

 

Eagan

City officials hope the $15,000 study will help them hone their focus for the 47-acre Lockheed Martin site.

Dakota County CDA Planning Fourth Affordable Housing Complex in Eagan

Last week, the Dakota County Community Development Agency put plans into motion for a 27-unit affordable housing townhome complex in Eagan.

Nicholas David, contestant on TV's "The Voice," talks with Patch about growing up in Eagan, performing at the Mall of America last week and meeting his favorite celebrities.

 

Lakeville



Lakeville's City Council agreed at a recent work session to hire a consultant—with a fee of $59,000—to develop a "vision plan."



After 13 years in Lakeville, Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Race officials announced on Tuesday that they are leaving—moving the famed early-season ride to the St. Croix River Valley.

 

Mendota Heights

The construction worker killed in late October by a toppled backhoe in Fort Snelling State Park told his wife he "had a bad feeling about the job."

 

Northfield

Could School Start in Mid-August? District Exploring Calendar Changes

In this week's video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about the district's exploration of a "balanced calendar," which could see the school year start in mid-August and end around Memorial Day.

865 Children Served by CAC's Christmas Sharing Program

Through its Christmas Sharing program, the Community Action Center of Northfield provided a variety of toys, books, pajamas and quilts to 865 area children Wednesday.

Loon Liquors Coming to Northfield

Two Northfield High School graduates plan to open a micro-distillery in Northfield.

 

Shakopee

Tokyo Sushi and Grill Reopening Soon

The restaurant closed temporarily after suffering damage from a fire at Hops and Vines Liquor Emporium in November.

Shakopee Man Found Dead Near Top Star Market

The man's identity has not been released. No foul play is suspected.

Shakopee Senior Maria Hauger Finishes Third in National Finals Competition

Hauger finished with a time of 17:30 in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals.

Obituary: Cindy A. Persell

Shakopee business owner Cindy Persell, 52, passed away on Dec. 9, one day after a benefit in her name. She was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer early in November.

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