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South Metro Roundup: Lakeville Hip Hop Artist Drowns

In other Dakota County news, the co-founder of Celebration Church dies and there's a new tiger cub at the Minnesota Zoo.

 

Political news and the deaths of two well-known people dominated the headlines in Dakota County last week. Here's a look at the top Dakota County stories of the past week that may interest you, or have an impact on your life.

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Dakota County

Minnesotans United Plans 'Massive Statewide Effort' as Gay Marriage Vote Looms

Initiative opponets will bring in thousands of volunteers to paricipate in marathon phone banks and trainings.

Obermueller Compares Michele Bachmann to Joe McCarthy

Former state legislator Mike Obermueller, who is campaigning to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline in the Second District, accused Bachmann of "political dramatics."

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Plans in the Works for New AutoZone Store in Apple Valley

A building permit and site plan for a new, 13,000-square-foot auto accessories store is up for Apple Valley City Council approval Thursday.

New Tiger Cub Makes a Pair at Minnesota Zoo

An Amur tiger cub was transferred to the Minnesota Zoo last week, and is being raised with the other cub recently born at the zoo.

Burnsville

BPAC Commission Discusses Possibility of New Management Company

The city plans to begin seeking management contractor proposals for the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in early November.

Eagan

Brodkorb Sues Minnesota Senate for Sexual Discrimination

The aide fired after an affair with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is suing the Minnesota Senate.

Moved by Colorado Shooting, Eagan Police Explorers Raise $5,800 for Victims

The group was attending a national conference in Fort Collins, Colo., when news of the shooting broke.

Inver Grove Heights

Driving drunk, at the airport

An Inver Grove Heights man has been charged with driving a service truck at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport while he was legally drunk, with a blood-alcohol content almost three times the legal limit.

Lakeville

Missing Lakeville Girl Considered a Runaway, in Contact With Family

Tori Sickler's family has put up missing person fliers around Lakeville, but police say the 17-year-old is a runaway, not a victim of a crime.

Lowell Lundstrom, Celebration Church's Co-Founder Dies

Lundstrom died July 20 after a battle with Parkinsons Disease. 

Washington Drowning Victim ID'd as Lakeville's Marcus "Fly" Henderson

The body of Marcus Henderson was pulled from Lake Tapps near Tacoma, Wash., on July 22.

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