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Kline Challengers Make it Official, Burnsville Schools Narrow the Search: South Metro News Roundup

Also in this week’s review: A new leader for the City of Burnsville staff, Little Caesar’s gets its sign wavers back.

Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. 

Burnsville

Burnsville Board of Education Narrows Field to Two in Search for Superintendent

As of Wednesday night, elected officials at the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District were one step closer to finding a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Randy Clegg.

Burnsville CFO Heather Johnston to be Promoted to City Manager

The council was unanimous in their support of Heather Johnston, though Shakopee City Administrator Mark McNeill was a close second.

Eagan

Mike Obermueller, who was defeated by incumbent Rep. John Kline (R) in the race for the Second Congressional District last fall, says he's game for a rematch.

VIDEO: Clement and Young Grateful to Be Back to Work Outside Little Caesar's

Nengi Clement and Christian Young, outdoor promoters for Little Caesar's, say they couldn't be happier now that city officials and the business have resolved an ordinance dispute that affected their jobs.

CaringBridge Founder Sona Mehring Will Challenge Kline in 2014

The Eagan resident announced her candidacy early this week.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Scott Aker was largely responsible for overseeing a significant expansion in the Rosemount Fire Department

VIDEO: No Luck for Rosemount Man Performing on NBC's 'The Voice'

Landon Medvec gave it his all on Monday in front of celebrity judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher during the blind audition round on "The Voice".

Lakeville

Lakeville Mayor Little Talks Job Growth in State of City

Little closed by referencing his vision of Lakeville in the context of a town square; “where everyone has a part to play, and job to do, to build a better city, and forge a brighter future.”

A study by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded all Lakeville schools in the categories of student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and achievement gap.

Northfield

Northfield's lodging tax rules have not been effective enough to make one hotel pay the $19,500 it owes.

Study Gives Northfield Schools Low Grades for Achievement Gap

A study by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded all Northfield schools in the categories of student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and achievement gap.

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