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It’s been a roller-coaster year for state’s only Black-owned comics shop
City and businesses eligible for relief funds
Dakota County has launched the most comprehensive, free COVID-19 testing program among Minnesota counties for the vulnerable population of residents and staff in congregate care facilities, assisted-living centers and group homes.
More than 320 graduating seniors from all over Minnesota recently received their high school diplomas as members of Minnesota Connections Academy’s Class of 2020. Each year the public online school celebrates this academic milestone by hosting an in-person commencement ceremony. However, due…
IGM Gymnastics opened its new, state-of-the-art gymnastics training facility for recreational gymnastics classes on July 1.
Photos by John Gessner
Burnsville’s share of CARES Act funds is $4.7 million
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is honoring first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by illuminating its new Apple Valley Transit Station sign in the color blue.
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board reviewed results of recent distance learning surveys offered to parents/guardians, students and teachers at its June 22 meeting conducted via Zoom.
Competition moved to all online format
The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 25 showing U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s Payment Integrity Information Act led the government to halt improper economic assistance payments, according to Craig’s office.
The Minnesota Zoo has extended its Beastly Boulevard drive-thru experience.
Effects of COVID-19 not yet known
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approved its schedule of regular meetings for the 2020-21 school year at its June 22 meeting.
Becoming school’s principal is ‘dream job’
The Kelley Park Splash Pad in Apple Valley opened for the season on June 17.
Barring further COVID-19 complications, there will be a season
Youth sports are inching toward a more “normal” summer following last week’s Minnesota Department of Health announcement that games could resume this week.
The Apple Valley High School speech and debate program had three finalists in the National Speech & Debate Tournament that was moved to an online format due to COVID-19.
Drive-thru event to raise money for cash-strapped zoo
The Apple Valley Municipal Center has re-opened to the public, the city of Apple Valley reported on its website June 23.
Hemisphere Restaurants recently purchased the now-closed Vivo Kitchen in Apple Valley and plans to bring a new restaurant to the site, the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce reported June 19.
The Dakota County Fair has been canceled in 2020 but residents can still enjoy one part of the fair this summer – the food.
MacPhail Center for Music is offering a full slate of virtual music programming including Sing Play Learn with MacPhail’s 6 classes and 5 camps and 14 summer camps for ages 4-18, as well as a variety of ongoing classes and ensembles for teens and adults. The MacPhail Live Online format provi…