Thursday, January 24, 2013
Since opening in 2011, Spoon has racked up a lengthy list of serious police and fire infractions, including large fights, an incident with armed bouncers and repeated fire code violations.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Should city officials revoke the liquor license of a beleagured Apple Valley restaurant with a litany of serious police and fire infractions? Or do the restaurant owners deserve another chance to clean up their act? That's the question facing a divided Apple Valley City Council tonight. Last month, the council voted 3-2 to renew the liquor license of Spoon Fusion Cuisine for one month until the city and restaurant owners could hammer out a agreement that would address the problems facing the troubled business. That agreement is expected to come before the council today, for approval as part of a renewal of the restaurant's liquor license. In a presentation …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Precipitation, “improved outdoor conditions” lead to lifting of ban.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following information is from a press release from Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon P. Thompson. With recent precipitation and improved outdoor weather conditions, the fire danger posed by recreational fires has improved in the City of Apple Valley and Dakota County, Minnesota. With the threat to the general health, safety, and welfare of its residents from recreational fires reduced, the City Council of the City of Apple Valley has lifted the Recreational Fire Ban enacted October 11, 2012. This lifting is effective immediately. Residents are reminded that the City of Apple Valley does allow recreational fires as they are defined in Apple Valley City Code, Section 93.31, that meet the requirements of Section 93.32, and …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Firefighters were called to Magellan Pipeline Company on a report of an 80,000-gallon gas tank leaking Tuesday afternoon, according to a WCCO report; nobody was injured and there is no danger to the public, according to fire officials.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The cause of a Tuesday gas leak at the Magellan Pipeline Company in Apple Valley is under investigation, according to a WCCO report. were called to Magellan, situated near County Road 42 and Flagstaff Avenue, shortly before 5 p.m. on a report that an 80,000-gallon storage unit had a gas leak, according to the report. Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon Thompson told WCCO that nobody was injured and that there was no danger to the public; crews were working to clean up the leak Tuesday evening. Read more information from WCCO.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Saturday evening blaze destroyed a split-level home in the Carrollton Estates neighborhood. No one was injured.
The cause of Saturday evening’s fire that destroyed an Apple Valley home has been ruled accidental. Charcoal briquettes inadequately disposed of in a plastic garage can just outside the eastern side of the house sparked the three-alarm fire at 14617 Hanover Ln., Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon Thompson said Tuesday evening. The split-level home, owned and occupied by James H. Bennett and Erica D. Bennett of Apple Valley, was ruled a total loss, Thompson said. The structure and contents were valued at $225,000. No one was reported injured. Since the time of the fire, the Bennetts have been staying with relatives, Thompson said. “We offered assistance from the Salvation Army and the Red Cross to them, but they declined,” he said. “We were …
Monday, October 10, 2011
National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15 this year.
Of the 1,333 runs the Apple Valley Fire Department made in 2010, 58 were in response to fires, according to the state Department of Public Safety's 2010 Fire in Minnesota report. But while these fires resulted in more than $655,000 in damage, nobody died in any of the fires, the report shows; 39 Minnesotans died in structure fires last year. Making sure people stay safe and know how to respond in case of a structure fire is the goal of Fire Prevention Week, which this week is recognized nationally. The Apple Valley Fire Department will hold educational fire-prevention open houses for residents on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. “We’re a much safer community, and people get out of their houses … because we go through this wonderful program…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon Thompson provides some laws and rules of thumb for personal fireworks and holiday grilling to be aware of this weekend.
Fourth of July weekend is a great time to celebrate your patriotism, but Apple Valley residents also should make sure their celebrating is safe and follows state and city laws and ordinances. Apple Valley Fire Chief Nealon Thompson said Minnesota law prohibits individuals from using fireworks that project into the air, such as Roman candles or aerial fireworks. The types of fireworks that are allowed stay near the ground, he said—things like sparklers, twizzlers, snakes and ground-effect fireworks. In Apple Valley, residents can only use fireworks between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Thompson said, with the exception of the Fourth of July itself, when those legal fireworks are allowed until midnight. Residents should also be aware that they must …