A Good Year for DFL, a Bad Year for Initiatives: South Metro News Roundup

In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."


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. 

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Apple Valley-Rosemount

Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012

In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents.

Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown

Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship.

How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments?

Check out our citywide results for communities throughout Dakota County.



Semi Rollover at Highway 13/Interstate 35 W

Authorities responded to an accident off of northbound I-35.

Manager: Overheated Vodka Bottles Caused Freak Fire at Red Lion

Red Lion Liquors recently reopened after sustaining smoke and water damage during a minor fire sparked by sunlight and vodka bottles.

Kautz Wins Seventh Term With Resounding Victory

On Tuesday, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz was re-elected by a wide margin over two-time challenger Jerry Willenburg.

Incumbents Rule the Day in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board Race

In spite of a rough year, it appears that four incumbent school board members have kept their seats.

Fairview Ridges Kicks Off $60 Million Expansion Project

By 2015, the hospital will add more than 150,000 square feet to existing facilities.



Mrozinski Voted into the Top 12 on NBC's "The Voice"

The artist, who grew up and attended high school in Eagan, will compete next week in the live, semi-final rounds.

Wayzata Outraces Eagan For Girls Cross Country Crown

Eagan Wildcats take second in the Class AA state cross country championships Saturday; senior Danielle Anderson second in individual race.

Eagan a Clean Sweep for the Democrats

At least two Eagan candidate, Democrats Jim Carlson and Laurie Halverson, declared victory early Wednesday morning. Voting results indicate that Democrats took all three Eagan legislative seats.


Inver Grove Heights

Flint Hills Holds Annual Cleanup of Riverfront Property in Inver Grove

The Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area represents 1,300 acres of natural prairie, savanna, and oak woodland that provides a critical habitat for both resident and migratory animals.

DFL Candidates Win Nearly All Precincts in Inver Grove Heights

Democrats swept the three local house and senate races Tuesday night. Here's a look at the precinct-by-precinct breakdown.

Election Night Feedback: Choice Quotes From Mendota and Inver Grove Candidates

A selection of quotes from candidates for state and local office in Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights.

Revenge: Lakeville North Football Dominates Prior Lake at Dome

Lakeville North exacted some revenge in the state quarterfinals, beating Prior Lake 23-3.



Against the Odds: Matt Little, 27, Elected as Lakeville's Next Mayor

Little, a freshmen City Councilor and law student, defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Bellows and a third challenger in Councilor Laurie Rieb.

Super PAC, Outside Money Comes to Lakeville's Mayoral Race

Americans for Prosperity, considered one of the largets Republican Super PACs in the country, is dabbling with attack mailers in Lakeville at the same time it's revealed one candidate has raised more than $6,000 in cash from outside the city.


Mendota Heights

Final Results: Mendota Heights Elections

Sandra Krebsbach hangs onto mayor's seat in race against Ultan Duggan.

Beth Jacob Congregation Hires Its First Assistant Rabbi

When Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman starts at the Mendota Heights Jewish temple later this week, Beth Jacob will be the only Conservative congregation in the Twin Cities with a woman as a pulpit rabbi.



Dudley to Go Ahead with Senate District 20 Recount

As of Thursday morning, the Minnesota Secretary of State is reporting that Mike Dudley is 78 votes behind DFLer Kevin Dahle, who was unofficially named the winner of the race.

St. Olaf Student Launches Wireless Internet Company

Tom Niemsto with Minnesota 2020, a public policy think tank in St. Paul, recently produced a video featuring Darin Steffl, a St. Olaf College junior who launched his own business.

Precinct Results: How Northfield Voted for Federal, State Races

It's not a secret that Northfield has a reputation that favors Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates.



'Kids Voting Shakopee' Releases Results of Student Vote for 2012 Election

Children voting at in mock polls made their own selections for president, as well as local races.

Election 2012 Minnesota House and Senate District 55 Results by Scott County Precinct

See the results of the State District 55 races broken down by precinct.

Shakopee 2012 Election Results

In Scott County, Republican candidates Eric Pratt, Mike Beard and Tony Albright were elected to Minnesota Senate and House.

Minnesota Vikings' Chris Kluwe Quits Pioneer Press over Marriage Amendment Editorial

The outspoken punter vowed to move his 'Out of Bounds' blog elsewhere.


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