Monday, January 14, 2013
Eagan residents Bob and Theresa Eisele share their concerns about traffic congestion near the intersection of Diffley Road and Braddock Trail.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us On any given school day between 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 2:15-6:15 p.m. within a one-mile radius of Braddock Trail and Diffley Road, traffic congestion results from hundreds of vehicles traveling to/from work and the three schools (Northview Elementary School, Dakota Hills Middle School, and Eagan High School) clustered in this area. Despite school zone designation and Diffley Road labeled “hazardous” by District 196, the speed limit remains 45 mph. Did you know a pedestrian has a 10 percent chance of survival when struck by a vehicle at that rate of speed? Undoubtedly, their definition of living would be compromised. Area residents are …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Franken will stop at Dakota Hills Middle School Monday afternoon to meet with school safety officials.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Sen. Al Franken (DFL), plans to meet privately with Minnesota educators, child advocates and school safety officials at an Eagan school on Monday. Franken, a member of the Senate Education Committee, will make an appearance at Dakota Hills Middle School in Eagan discuss ongoing efforts to improve school safety in the state. The senator also plans to visit Eagan High School, where he will meet with the coaches and students of the school's FIRST Robotics team and see a demonstration of their work. Check back at Eagan Patch later on Monday and Tuesday for ongoing coverage of Franken's visit.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sen. Al Franken met this afternoon with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators at Dakota Hills Middle School.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
More than 350 delegates attended the Senate District 51 DFL endorsement convention at Dakota Hills Middle School on Saturday in Eagan.
It took four ballots and more than four hours, but former Sen. Jim Carlson secured the Democratic endorsement at the Senate District 51 DFL convention on Saturday. Carlson, who was unseated in 2010 by Republican Senator Ted Daley, competed against Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire for the Democratic endorsement in a closely-watched, high-profile endorsement campaign. In the end, Carlson took 200 delegate votes, or 60.06 percent of the ballots, against Maguire's 133 delegate votes, or 39.94 percent. In order to receive the endorsement, the candidates had to secure at least 60 percent of the vote of the delegates present and voting at the convention. If no candidate reached that margin on the first vote, the delegates vote again. More than 350 …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders competed in the annual event on Saturday.
The next generation of potential Bill Gates and Steve Jobs demonstrated their ingenuity this weekend at the District 196 Inventors Fair. The annual event took place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Dakota Hills Middle School and Eagan High School. Registration was open to all fourth and fifth graders in Independent School District 196. This year the event included 355 entries and approximately 500 student inventors. “It’s really important, I think, for the fourth and fifth grade students to be able to have a venue like this,” said Michael O’Keefe, an inventors fair judge and fifth grade teacher at Parkview Elementary School. The inventors fair, which is an extension of the metro-wide Young Inventors Program, has been a …
Fourth- and fifth-graders from all over the school district competed in the fair, which was held on Saturday.
Roughly 500 students participated in the annual District 196 Inventors Fair on Saturday morning at Dakota Hills Middle School and Eagan High School. As part of the fair, students complete projects to demonstrate their ingenuity and compete for a blue ribbon. Plenty of parents, siblings and teachers made an appearance at the event to show their support for the entrants and check out their inventions.