South Metro Roundup: Teen Falls Out of Moving Party Bus on Interstate, Lives to Tweet About It

In other south metro news, a local manufacturer was commissioned to build a small drone aircraft for an Ohio college, and ground breaks on a new senior housing complex.

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

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


Teen Falls Out of Moving Party Bus Onto I-35W—Lives to Tweet About It

Katie Brown, 19, fell from a moving party bus window onto I-35W, but escaped unharmed.

Burnsville Manufacturer Nails Bid to Build Small Drone Aircraft

A community college in Ohio has commissioned a small unmanned aircraft, or drone, currently in development by engineers at UTC Aerospace Systems’ Sensors & Integrated Systems.

Ebenezer Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Senior Housing Complex in Burnsville

The company kicked off construction of Arbors II, a new $12 million assisted living facility at the Fairview Ridges campus.


Police Surround Deerwood Drive Home After Eagan Man Issues Threats

Eagan police believe mental health issues played a role in the stand-off.


Board Pleased: $7,000 Raise For Lakeville Schools' Superintendent

Dr. Lisa Snyder's performance review for the 2011-12 school year was a good one.

Lakeville in Top 10 of Population Growth For Metro-Area in 2010-11

Lakeville added 580 residents from 2010 to 2011, according to the Metropolitan Council. The city's total population is now 56,534.

Lakeville Man Charged with Resisting Arrest, Assaulting Officer at Airport

Police say Chad Allen Blizek became combative and tried to flee when he was found drunk at MSP.

Mendota Heights

Liquor License Suspensions Waived for Two Lilydale Businesses

Moose Country and Sunfish Cellars will receive lighter civil penalties for selling alcohol to a minor during a compliance check.

Phone Scam Targets Grandparents in Mendota Heights Area

Callers claim to be overseas police or officials. Victim is asked to wire money.

Inver Grove Heights

City Council Shoots Down DNR Gun Safety Program

Council members could not agree that a limited term was necessary for the gun safety program.

IGH Man Jailed After Issuing Fake Bomb Threat, Taking Hostages

If convicted of kidnapping, Philip James Pariso could face a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $35,000 fine.

IGH Pawn America Holds Saturday Grand Opening

Since its soft opening last week, the IGH Pawn America outlet has outperformed several other branches.

Semi Slides Off Hwy 52 Ramp

According to State Troopers at the scene, the driver was planning to make the turn onto the northbound 52 ramp when another driver cut him off.

Dakota County

U.S. Rep. John Kline Easily Wins 2nd District Primary

The Lakeville Republican now advances to the Nov. 6 election and a bid for his sixth term in office.

Suburban Homelessness on the Rise, Local Leaders Say

In Dakota County, the number of homeless individuals or those at imminent risk of being homeless rose from 841 in 2011 to 1,013 in January 2012.


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