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Schools in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan celebrated Unity Day during the week of Oct. 19-23. While Unity Day was on Oct. 21, some schools observed the annual day that encourages people to stand together against bullying and unite for acceptance and kindness for the entire week. According …

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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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Daniel R. Olsen American Legion Post 594 and Auxiliary Unit 594 facilitated a Flag Education and Disposal Ceremony Oct. 8 at the Thomas Lake Park pavilion in Eagan.

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An Eagan man died due to multiple blunt force injuries following a vehicle collision Sept. 19 in Eden Prairie, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

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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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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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Minnesota Alliance With Youth recently announced Apple Valley High School and Eastview High School students who been selected to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council, representing Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.

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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…