South Metro Roundup: Murder/Suicide in Apple Valley, UMore Property Still Contains Hazardous Materials

In other news from around Dakota County, the DFL challenger to U.S. House Rep. John Kline says he's raised more than $250,000, and an Eagan day care operator is charged with manslaughter for the death of a child on her watch.


You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the biggest recent news from thoughout Dakota County. Here's a collection of stories from the past seven days that might interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, simply click on the headline link.


Dakota County

Obermueller Raises More Than $250,000 in Race Against Kline

The DFL House candidate said the level of support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.”


Apple Valley-Rosemount

An Eagan man allegedly shot the Apple Valley woman with whom he had children, then shot himself outside South Cedar Knolls Apartments in Apple Valley, witnesses reported to police.

UMore Park Property Site Still Contains Hazardous PCBs, Lead

Cleanup was deemed complete in 1994 and the site was delisted from the National Priorities List in 2001, but a pending 2012 EPA review apparently will require further remediation on the land by the University of Minnesota.

Stingrays, Fish Likely to Replace Dolphins at Minnesota Zoo

The zoo announced in May that it would eliminate its dolphin exhibit.

Apple Valley House Significantly Damaged by Fire; Residents Get Out Uninjured

The fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and was contained in about 40 minutes.



Rebranding Burnsville: Council Considers New City Logo

The City of Burnsville could get a new visual calling card.

Do the Mayor and City Council Deserve a Raise, or a Pay Cut?

It's budget time at Burnsville City Hall, and on Tuesday Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and her cohorts on the city council will consider something near and dear: Their own city salaries and benefits.



Thomson Reuters Takes Position Against Proposed Marriage Amendment

The company believes the proposed marriage amendment would hurt its abilities to recruit and retain top talent.

Eagan Day-Care Provider Charged with Manslaughter

Police say Beverly Anne Greenagel was responsible for the death of 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger in August 2011.

Eagan's Art and Theater Organizations Voice Need for Arts Center

City residents are engaged in several art-related projects, but local organizers say they lack performance and classroom space.


Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights 'Domestic Terrorist' Pleads Guilty

Joseph Benjamin Thomas could face life in prison for possession of meth.


Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Man Facing Life in Prison Amid Mortgage Fraud Scheme

If convicted, Andrews faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each of the eight counts against him.

'Suicide by Cop' Threats Land IGH Man in Jail

Law enforcement agencies responded to a lockdown call at a Dakota County Service Center on Thursday.



Former Lakeville Mayor's Husband Charged With Swindling Banks

Kevin A. Dahl was charged July 10 in federal court with swindling four banks to the tune of $1.4 million in fraudulently obtained loans.

Lakeville's 'Rail-Car Problem' Gets Attention of Klobuchar, Kline

Nearby residents and even the city of Lakeville have expressed frustration over the empty rail-cars line Lakeville's County Road 50 gateway into downtown.


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