Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune's Apple Valley office at 15322 Galaxie Ave., Suite 219, will be open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Monday, July 6.
The office has been closed since March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
While the office has been closed, the public have been able to access the office on an appointment basis. People should note that staff who handle legal notices, classified ads, obituaries, engagements, births and other paid announcements are not located in the Apple Valley office. Those seeking these services should call or email the numbers below or go to SunThisweek.com to submit these paid advertisements, except for legal notices.
Adams Publishing Group, the parent company of the newspapers, has guided the COVID-19 response for all its locations across Minnesota.
As the state has managed to “flatten the curve” and allowed hospitals and medical personnel to be more prepared to treat patients with COVID-19, APG has taken the next step in getting back to reopening.
APG locations will still observe COVID-19 health recommendations from the CDC, including social distancing, frequent washing of hands and the use of masks in its offices, but it will also require those entering its buildings to wear masks, for their own protection and to help reduce the possibility of spread to staff.
Those who are not comfortable wearing a mask in the Sun Thisweek and Dakota County Tribune office can still reach staff by phone or via email.
Managing Editor - Lakeville, Lakeville Schools, Farmington, Farmington Schools
Managing Editor/Burnsville/Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191
Apple Valley/Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District 196
Burnsville, Apple Valley and Rosemount Multi Media Account Executive
Lakeville and Farmington Multi Media Account Executive
Burnsville, Eagan and Multi Media Account Executive
Specialty Publications Contacts:
Mary Jo Sirek
Obituaries, Anniversaries, Engagements and other Announcements
Jeanne Cannon, Eden Prairie office
Legal Notices, Assumed Names and other Legally Required Advertisements for Dakota County – Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount
Tonya Orbeck, Cambridge office
Classified and Employment Ad Sales
Lisa Nollen, Eden Prairie office
Keith Anderson, Eden Prairie office
Director of News
Mark Weber, Eden Prairie office