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The Holly House Boutique, a seasonal boutique that features more than 75 unique Minnesota small businesses under one roof, will reopen for the  holidays in Burnsville’s Heart of the City area, at the corner of Nicollet and Burnsville Parkway.

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River Valley Project Explore participants gathered for an outdoor Halloween Bash at Valley Middle School Oct. 15. The event was the program’s first-in person activity since March 12, when other activities were canceled due to COVID-19. The Halloween Bash included a costume parade, photo boot…

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House District 56B, which includes portions of Burnsville and Lakeville, features a race between Republican Roz Peterson, a former state representative from Lakeville, and DFLer Kaela Berg. The seat is currently held by Rep. Alice Mann, DFL-Lakeville, who isn’t seeking re-election.

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House District 56A, which includes northwest Burnsville and all of Savage, features a race between Republican Pam Myhra, a former state representative from Burnsville, and the DFL’s Jessica Hanson. The seat is currently held by Rep. Hunter Cantrell, DVL-Savage, who isn't seeking re-election.

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Cleaning up the Freeway Landfill and Dump, securing legislation allowing cities to collaborate on fire service and creating a tax-increment financing district to help fund redevelopment of the Burnsville Center area are the city of Burnsville’s top three goals at the state Capitol next year.

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The Republican Seniors of Minnesota’s next meeting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Knights of Columbus/Bloomington Event Center, 114 American Blvd W. in Bloomington.

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The Minnesota Zoo had a virtual naming contest Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 for its newest baby Malayan tapir born on Aug. 8. Community members could choose between four names with connections to the native area of the tapirs by voting on the zoo’s website. The zoo announced on Facebook Monday that th…

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Cub Scout Pack 3239 (Burnsville-Savage) was in the Sunset Pond neighborhood doing a community service project to stencil messages near storm drains on Sept. 15. The message on the drains is to inform residents that only water should make their way to the storm water drains. Grass clippings, …

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The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approved a proposed 2020 (payable 2021) property tax levy Sept. 28 at the maximum amount allowed by the state. The proposed levy is $121,465,415, an increase of $5,388,113 or 4.6 percent compared to the levy for payable 2020 property taxes.

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Kirsten Storlie of Lakeville, who mentored a girl through Kids ‘n Kinship for over 10 years, was presented with the first Janet Lekson Memorial Award Sept. 9 at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville.

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The Minnesota Zoo celebrated Sea Otter Awareness Week Sept. 21 until Sept. 26. Community members were encouraged to visit the zoo’s three sea otters, Rocky, Jasper and Capers. They were orphaned in the wild in Alaska. Capers came to the zoo in 2006 and Jasper and Rocky arrived in 2007. “They…

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Kids ‘n Kinship replaced its annual gala on Sept. 13 with “Stick with Mentoring,” an outdoor, safely spaced parking lot celebration at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville. The event included musical entertainment, dinner, awards presentations and testimonials. The following awards were hande…