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Top Lakeville Stories of 2013

The top 2013 Lakeville stories by month include same-sex marriage, levy approval and tragedy.

January

UPDATE: Lakeville North Athletic Director Pleads Guilty to DWI

Robert Ertl, the activities and athletic director at Lakeville North High School, pleaded guilty in December to driving with a .13 percent blood-alcohol content in June.

February

Kindergarten Teacher at Lakeville's JFK Elementary School Dies

Cummings had been a teacher in Lakeville schools for more than 24 years including stints teaching kindergartners at Christina Huddleston and Lake Marion elementary schools, in addition to her time at JFK.

March

Local Legislators: Same-Sex Marriage Proposal Carries Risks for Both Sides

Mary Liz Holberg (R), say a portion of the electorate that voted against the marriage amendment on limited government or constitutional grounds may be alienated by the Democrats' quick push for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

April

Lakeville Superintendent Looks to Voters to Rescue 'Extremely Lean' School District

Superintendent Lisa Snyder will warn voters that unless they vote in more funding in a fall levy, the district will be forced to make major curricular cuts.

May

Minnesota House Approves Bill Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

The bill now moves on to the state senate as Minnesota Democrats hope to make the state the 12th in the nation to legalize gay marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton has vocally supported the legislation.

June

UPDATE: Motorcycle Crash Victim Died from Blunt-Force Head Injury

James Alan Batten II of Claremont was thrown from his motorcycle and hit a vehicle and the pavement. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday evening crash in Lakeville.

July

Reports: Bad Crash on I-35W Near Buck Hill

Lakeville Fire Fighters were called, according to online and scanner reports.

August

UPDATE: Police Continue to Search for Suspect in Lakeville Burglary

A police perimeter was set up in the area of County Road 70 and Dodd Boulevard for a couple hours Friday morning, according to reports.

September

UPDATED: Anarae Schunk Is Dead 'Without a Shadow of a Doubt'

'Evidence ... has led us to believe that Anarae Schunk may have been the victim of a homicide,' Burnsville police said in a statement Saturday.

October

Lakeville Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

Police released a photo of the suspect in the Bremer Bank robbery on Tuesday.

November

Live Results: Lakeville Area Public Schools Levy Referendum

Bookmark this page to stay updated on election results for the Lakeville Area Public Schools (ISD 194) levy referendum.

December

UPDATED: Lakeville North Student Killed in Accident on Dodd Boulevard

The crash was reported on Wednesday morning at 9:45 a.m., just a quarter mile from the high school.

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