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News Roundup: Thompson to Run for Governor? Sign Ordinance Debate

Also in this week's wrap: Talking about all-day, everyday kindergarten; two autistic men at center of sign ordinance debate; and those pesky potholes are back.

Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. 

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Lakeville

Lakeville Sen. Dave Thompson Mulling Run for Governor

Thompson says he's "seriously considering" a run to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014.

Lakeville PI to Sue State for Taking Illegal Peeks at Her Driving Records

The Lakeville sleuth's driving records have been accessed 166 times since 2003, with search spikes occurring after her picture appeared in the news.

Eagan

Two Autistic Little Caesar's Employees at Center of Eagan Ordinance Dustup

Two young autistic men landed jobs as walking and waving signage for Little Caesar's, but the city of Eagan put an end to the practice by finding it in violation of a local ordinance.

State of the City: Eagan Must Focus on Building "Talent Economy"

Mayor Mike Maguire delivered the annual state of the city address at the Eagan Community Center on Thursday morning.

Eagan's Fourth Affordable Housing Complex on Its Way

The 27-unit townhome development will be located along Highway 13 in Eagan, and could be completed by next summer.

The Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center distributed 854,000 pounds of food in 2012, a significant increase over the 2011 total.

Burnsville

The leak was discovered on Feb. 21 and city workers are contractors are expected to finish cleanup this week.

Burnsville Complex Sold for $31 Million

Southwind Village Apartments, a complex just off of Crystal Lake Road West, has officially changed hands.

Burnsville Student Honored at Regional Art Show

Amanda Pius was recognized for a distinctive self-portrait in acrylic paint.

Northfield

The city of Northfield has spent more than $31,000 on potholes in the last three years.

Aescendant Accessories Moving to New Location with Extended Hours

The boutique will be opening up a new location on Division Street, which will be open at least five days a week.

Inver Grove Heights

POLL: Should Minnesota Schools Go Ahead with All-Day Kindergarten

With Burnsville schools ahead of the pack, the Minnesota Legislature is talking about making all-day, everyday kindergarten part of the school budget. Do you agree?

Mendota Heights

How Much Did Pharmaceutical Companies Pay Mendota Heights Doctors?

Minnesota physicians have received $26.5 million from drug companies since 2009. Find out what payments your doctor received.


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