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South Metro News Roundup: Coach Investigation, Movember Momentum

Here's a look at the news from the south metro in the past week.

You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. 

To read the full stories, click on the headline links.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

CherryBerry Branches Out—Rosemount Location in the Works

CherryBerry continues to blaze a path through the Twin Cities metro area and the rest of the nation, and Rosemount is next.

Burnsville

Fierce Facial Hair for a Cause: The South Metro Celebrates Movember

Flummoxed by the apparent increase in handlebars, chevrons and scraggly 'staches? Find out what Movember is all about.

Eagan

Kurt Virgin, a well-known coach and sports camp coordinator at Eagan High School, was accused of stealing thousands from the school district. But the allegations aren't true, his attorney says.

The blaze, which started early Thursday morning, damaged several residences at the Cinnamon Ridge apartment complex in Eagan. It took firefighters from three cities roughly two hours to contain the fire.

Local Group Takes Their Fight for Public Art to Eagan City Council

A letter from the Dakota Center for the Arts urging the council to promote public art at two large commercial developments in Eagan sparked a wider conversation last week.

PHOTOS: Eagan's Nicholas David Receives a Warm Reception From Hometown Fans

Here are photos of the viewing party for Nicholas David at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill in Eagan.

Inver Grove Heights

New Law Protects Consumers From Gift Card 'Holiday Rip-Off'

In 2011, American consumers spent more than $100 billion on gift cards.

An Encore for Those Holiday Dishes

These holiday leftovers can transform into next-week dishes.  

Lakeville

Lakeville Police Goes All in for 'Movember'

The event is called “Movember” and involves officers starting out the month clean shaven and then growing mustaches during the month to raise awareness and donations for men’s health.

Mendota Heights

Dakota Among 'Dangerous DWI Counties' According to Minn. Department of Public Safety

Extra DWI patrols will continue in the 13 counties through September 2013, as part of a 12-month, federally funded enforcement program.

Airport Commissioners Compromise on Noise

Southwest Minneapolis, Richfield, Edina get reprieve from new routes.

Northfield

After board members found waste stations to be too expensive, they reached out to the City of Northfield about installing signs asking folks to pick up after their pets.

Northfield EMS Hosting Holiday Donation Station

Stop by the EMS building on Saturday and donate clothing, non-perishable food, money or toys and meet emergency officials and the big guy, Santa.

Northfield Wins Swimming and Diving State Title

The Gators dominated en route to their second Class 1A state championship.

Shakopee

Masons to Leave Shakopee for Downtown Savage

The Minnesota River Valley Lodge No. 6 of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons plan to relocate their lodge from Shakopee to Savage.

Shakopee Golfer Headed for NDSU

Alex Schmid's signing was announced on first day of early signing period.

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