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Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District Superintendent Mary Kreger announced the creation of a new Equity Advisory Council at the July 27 School Board meeting. Interested students, parents, staff and community members are invited to apply before the Aug. 28 deadline to be considered for…

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The Lakeville Police Department said that three people were taken to the hospital after they were under a shelter at Casperson Park when lightning struck the structure on Saturday. The police reported in a Twitter post that about 40 people were attending a party in the park when the storm we…

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Sisters Ruby (fourth grade), and Marley (kindergartener) from Lakeview Elementary hosted a lemonade stand and used the money they earned to buy new school supplies, which they donated to the Lakeville Area School District’s “Ready, Set, Achieve!” Others can find out how they can help provide…

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Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Family of Christ Lutheran Church. Amazon is thanking donors wit…

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Throughout the month of June, Hy-Vee honored high school graduates with surprise, contactless gift deliveries across its eight-state region. This included a delivery to the home of Farmington High School graduate Coltin Mak and Rosemount High School graduate Destyni Broback.

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The Lakeville Lions held a food drive that culminated July 27 by collecting 2,331 pounds of food for the 360 Communities food shelf. 

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The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley is recognizing International Tiger Day on Wednesday, July 29. Community members are encouraged to visit the zoo learn more about tigers. According to the zoo, tiger numbers have declined by more than 95 percent since the beginning of the 20th century and the…

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Golfers are ready to give back and tee up for the 20th Molly Cade Scramble for Ovarian Cancer. The golf fundraiser and celebration benefitting ovarian cancer research and support is set for Monday, Aug. 31, at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville.

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In today’s environment, being a police officer is more challenging and difficult than perhaps any other time in history. As the media and many politicians paint the picture that all law enforcement officers are of the same cloth, it is important to keep some perspective as we watch national …

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Lakeville Police sent out this photo of damage to a new field at Aronson Park. The city said there has been a lot of vandalism in parks this summer. They encouraged people to be vigilant around the parks and report any suspicious activity to the police. “We are sad. Who would do this to our …

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Lakeville Panther Football conducted a summer camp for fourth-graders this week. The camp was conducted by Lakeville North High School coaches and included instruction in the fundamentals of football. 

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The Dakota County Fair hosted the first of its Fair Food Weekends July 11-12 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, just before 1 p.m., community members waited in long lines to get fair food items including cheese curds, mini doughnuts and soft pretzels. Other Fair Food Weekend even…

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John Bermel, a 28-year Lakeville resident, and a retired Apple Valley Police captain announced on Monday his candidacy for Lakeville City Council. He currently serves as the director of security and emergency management at Carleton College in Northfield and is the founder and president of La…

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded 12 Contamination Investigation and Cleanup Grants in six Minnesota cities, including Apple Valley and Lakeville, to clean up contaminated sites approved for redevelopment.