Saturday, May 18, 2013
On Monday, May 27, VFW Post 210 of Lakeville and American Legion Post 44 will present their annual Memorial Day color guard visits at area cemeteries to honor the military service members buried there.
Here is this week’s edition of Lakeville Message, which features a story about the city’s Memorial Day observances. Here is the text of the story: Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who have died in service to the nation. In remembrance and celebration, on Monday, May 27, VFW Post 210 of Lakeville and American Legion Post 44 will present their annual Memorial Day color guard visits at area cemeteries to honor the military service members buried there. This tradition of honor has taken place in Lakeville for more than 50 years. The stops on the route will each include a brief presentation, the Color Guard, and the Lakeville North High School band. Residents are invited to attend any or all of these recognition stops at the following …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today is the last day to register your sale online to be included on the city’s garage sale map. As of this morning, 163 sales have been registered.
Editor’s Note: The following information is from the City of Lakeville website. As of May 15, 163 sales were registered with the city. The City of Lakeville is organizing a Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lakeville residents can submit the address of their garage sale to be included on a map of garage sale locations. The map will be updated through Thursday, May 16, as registrations are received. Registrations received after May 16 and addresses falling outside the borders of the City of Lakeville will not appear on the map. If you would like to pick up an 8.5" x 11" printout of the map and a list of all the addresses included, copies will be available at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at City Hall (20195 …
A contingent of day care providers and families with children who use that care protested against Senate File 778. But the DFL-controlled Senate approved the measure with a narrow, 35-32 vote after 17 hours of debate.
UPDATE, Wednesday, May 15: It took 17 hours of debate and more than a little arm-twisting from bill author Sen. Sandy Pappas, but the bill allowing day care providers to unionize in Minnesota passed the State Senate early Wedneday by the narrowest of margins. The DFL, which has a nine-member majority in the Senate, had a few members vote "no" on the unionization bill, approving it with a 35-32 vote. Minnetonka Sen. Terri Bonoff of Minnetonka, Greg Clausen of Apple Valley, Bev Scalze of Little Canada and Melisa Franzen of Edina broke ranks with the DFL and voted against the measure. The bill will now move to the House floor, where it will most likely replace a similar bill, H.F. 905, before it could move to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. * * * …
Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature Tuesday didn’t end the heated debate around same-sex marriage.
Whatever side of the debate you fall on, there’s no denying that this week’s passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage was a historical moment. Minnesota became just the 12th state to sanction gay marriage when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. Patch readers quickly wrote in to share their thoughts on the moment. Eagan Patch reader Kathi Malone echoed the view of legislators who voted yes in seeing same-sex marriage as a civil right: I am so happy that finally gay people will be able to have the civil right to marry. This is truly an American vote for freedom. I applaud Sen Clausen and all other legislators who voted for this historical bill. James N added: Thank you Senator Carlson and the entire MN legislature for extending …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Odd/even and time-of-day watering restrictions in effect until Sept. 30.
Wednesday, May 15
Editor’s Note: The following information is from the City of Lakeville’s website: The City of Lakeville's water conservation ordinance was designed to encourage water conservation. Residents can only water every other day, based on the last digit of your house number. If your house number (not street number) ends in an even number, water on even-numbered calendar days. If your house number ends in an odd number, water on odd-numbered days. Homeowners' associations and apartment complexes that provide a common irrigation system may water only every other day. Homeowners' associations and apartments north of 185th Street may water on odd-numbered calendar days and those south of 185th Street may water on even-numbered days. In addition, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Legislation to allow gay marriage in the state cleared its final hurdle Monday, May 13. With Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill as soon as tomorrow, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The Minnesota Senate approved H.F. 1054 Monday, May 13, clearing the way for Minnesota same-sex couples to marry in the state. The 37 to 30 vote, which was seen as the last hurdle for the legislation, makes Minnesota the 12th in the United States to recognize same-sex marriages in state law. Gov. Mark Dayton's office announced a signing ceremony set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Democrats, known locally as the DFL party, hold a 39-28 advantage in the Minnesota Senate. Debate began shortly after noon Monday, with the Republican Party introducing a pair of amendments to the bill, both of which were voted down by state Democrats, who control the Senate. It quickly moved to speeches invoking personal feelings and relationships surrounding the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
After the Minnesota Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage Monday afternoon, politicians, celebrities and citizens weighed in on both sides of the issue online.
The Minnesota Senate takes up bill at noon Central Time on Monday, May 13, 2013. The Minnesota House approved it last week, so Senate approval sends it to conference committee and the governor's desk.
A bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota is set for debate and a vote in the Minnesota Senate starting at noon on Monday, May 13, 2013. Watch livestream video here or at The UpTake. To read more about the Minnesota Legislature's action on the Same-Sex Marriage issue, click on the following headlines: • Minnesota Senate Next Hurdle for Gay Marriage Bill • Minnesota House Approves Bill Allowing Same-Sex Marriages • On Social Media, Support for Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Strong
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Also in this week's headlines, a possible monastery in the south metro and a dribbling duo. Plus, Patch says farewell to Mr. Northfield.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. EHS Grads Will Dribble Across Minnesota on Awareness Mission Alex Daley and Matt Scott want to bring soccer fields, sustainability and social change to urban areas in the U.S.—and are about to embark on a trans-Minnesota journey to spread the word. On Eve of Outlet Mall, Jensen's Supper Club Seeks Reinvention Jensen's plans to invest as much as $900,000 into a series of internal and external renovations designed to expand parking and update the 17-year-old restaurant's ambiance. Neighborhood's Affordable Housing Development Fears Unfounded, Officials Say A 50-unit housing development…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within two miles of either station 1 or 3 and possess a valid Minnesota Drivers License.
Here is this week’s edition of Lakeville Message, which features a story about the city’s fire department recruiting on-call firefighters. Here is the text of the story: The Lakeville Fire Department is now hiring paid on-call firefighters for Fire Stations 1 and 3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside within two miles of either station 1 or 3 and possess a valid Minnesota Drivers License. Applicants must pass a written test, a physical agility test, an oral interview, a pre-employment physical and a criminal background check. LAKEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION LOCATIONS WITH CURRENT OPENINGS Fire Station 1 20190 Holyoke Avenue Fire Station 3 17490 Kenrick Avenue Interested individuals are encouraged to call or email Fire …