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Business Buzz for the week of Nov. 11

Lakeville builder honored Homes by Tradition, Lakeville, has been named 2016 Builder of the Year by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). The award was presented Oct. 20 at BATC’s Building Industry Gala (BIG) Night at the Mystic Lake Showroom in Prior Lake. The Builder of the Year award is presented to a company that exemplifies the...

Vista View holds mock election

Fourth-grader Jaina Adams votes in Vista View Elementary’s mock election on Friday, Nov. 4. Students cast ballots on two important issues: U.S. president and smoothie flavor. Tropical Pink Smoothie won in a landslide, 63 percent to 37 percent. (Photo submitted)

District 191 refinances more bonds to save money

For the third time in a year, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education has refinanced some debt to save taxpayers through reduced debt payments. This refinancing will save approximately $2.4 million over the life of the bonds. Altogether, refinancing this year will save taxpayers a grand total of $4 million in future debt...

Education commissioner ‘Reads for the Record’

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius read “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” to preschoolers at Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville Oct. 27. She joined more than 30 local elected officials, police officers, Rotarians, business people, school district officials and residents who read to students in preschool through second-grade in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage...

District 191 teacher named state art educator of the year

Kathryn Petri went to an awards ceremony recently thinking that she was being honored as the 2016 Minnesota Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Turns out she has also been selected as the 2016 Minnesota Art Educator of the Year — not just for the elementary level. Petri was selected for the honor and received her award during the Art Educators of...

Sex trafficking awareness program Nov. 17 at Eastview

Trafficking Justice and District 196 Community Education present a free program for adults and children in sixth grade and above on sex trafficking awareness 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Eastview High School, 6200 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Local law enforcement, professionals and community members will speak about sex trafficking and ways to prevent...

Farmington Community Ed swim lesson registration open

Registration is now open for winter and spring swim lessons at Farmington Community Education’s indoor pool at Dodge Middle School. Semi-private, group and adaptive lessons are available as well as diving, lifeguard skills and competitive swimming lessons. New this year is a mini-session that will run Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. These lessons are...

DCTC ranked 12th best for vets

Dakota County Technical College ranked No. 12 among Career & Technical Colleges in the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. View the list at http://bestforvets.militarytimes.com/colleges/career-technical-colleges/2017. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of...

District 194 School Board agenda for Nov. 15

Following is the agenda for the 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, special meeting of the District 194 School Board at Crystal Lake Education Center. 1. Preliminary Actions a. Call to Order b. Roll Call 2. Recommended Action a. Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General Electionb. Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of...

Life after the Vietnam War

Lakeville VFW member hopes his story encourages  Lakeville VFW Post 210 member Marc Anderson did not expect the call that came so quickly after he quit college in his junior year. Vietnam War veteran Marc Anderson, of Burnsville, served in the front lines of the war from 1969-1970. A member of the Lakeville VFW Post 210, Anderson volunteers helping...

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