South Metro Roundup: Valleyfair to Open 'Dinosaurs Alive!' Park

In other regional news, a Holocaust survivor will speak at Inver Hills Community College, and MISO is setting up an operations center in Eagan.

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You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the past several days' biggest news stories, which first appeared on this site, or those of our neighbors.

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 link.


Apple Valley-Rosemount



  • The state patrol has identified those involved in a multi-car accident that brought Interstate 35W to a standstill Wednesday.

  • Bridal Accents Couture will bring high fashion wedding wear like Nicole Miiler, Badgley Mischka and others into Burnsville's Heart of the City development.

  • Authorities have found Jennifer R. Johnson, 29, a vulnerable adult who went missing Friday.



  • Parker Nickelson, 17, was one of 20 teens in the United States and the Dominican Republic to be selected for a Red Sox program.

  • Once built, the facility will serve as an operations center for Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator.


Inver Grove Heights

  • The bridge in "Broken Down" may remind local residents of the Rock Island Swing Bridge that connected Inver Grove Heights and Newport.

  • A native of Romania, Eva Mozes Kor is founder and executive director of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Ind.



  • A 50-year-old man has been missing for a month and is considered an "endangered person."

Mendota Heights





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