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. Snowmageddon: Area Gets 10-11 Inches, Schools Not Delayed The storm caused 597 crashes and an additional 970 spinouts, the State Patrol said. 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 …
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.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Geoff Cleveland's father is a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and in January his brother leaves for his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East. But it's Cleveland's mother, 62-year-old Kathy Cleveland, who is the "real soldier" in the family, according to her son. Kathy, the family matriarch, has battled leukemia for two years, but still manages to support her husband and four boys. Which is why Cleveland, an Eagan native and current Apple Valley resident, wanted to give his mother something special this year. Cleveland nominated his parents, Kathy and Dave, for a free home holiday makeover courtesy of Christmas Decor's Decorated Family program—and to his surprise, they won. On Thursday, a team of professional decorators—led by Christmas …