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A Guide to NYE in Burnsville

A Guide to NYE in Burnsville | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
• NYE at Buck Hill: Partiers can ski, ride, and tube on the slope, eat a hearty dinner in the Whittier Room, then hit the KS95 party in main chalet.
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Lakeville Fire Talks Fireplace Safety Tips

Lakeville Fire Talks Fireplace Safety Tips | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Fire Prevention Tip
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Jack Frost nipping at your nose… What could be cozier than a glowing fire in the fireplace on a frosty winter evening?
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How to Use Patch on Your Smartphone

How to Use Patch on Your Smartphone | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Patch for iPhone
Patch for iPhone keeps customers connected to the latest news, weather, local business listings and current events happening in their neighborhood.
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Christmas Cleanup 101: Burnsville Edition

Christmas Cleanup 101: Burnsville Edition | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
What to do with the detritus of Christmas — a guide.
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What's Open, What's Closed New Year's Weekend in Apple Valley

What's Open, What's Closed New Year's Weekend in Apple Valley | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Know of particular places that are open or closed for the New Year's holiday? Leave a comment to help fill out our list.
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BurnsvillePatch: New stuff on Patch: A gas and traffic guide (updated on a constant basis) and a town photo gallery. See it here: http://t.co/3iduBzjO

New stuff on Patch: A gas and traffic guide (updated on a constant basis) and a town photo gallery. See it here: http://t.co/3iduBzjO
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BurnsvillePatch: New stuff on Patch: A gas and traffic guide (updated on a constant basis) and a town photo gallery.
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Apple Valley Patch Celebrates One Year - Apple Valley, MN Patch

Apple Valley Patch Celebrates One Year - Apple Valley, MN Patch | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Add your photos. On Dec. 10, 2010, Apple Valley Patch launched with its first handful of stories. A year later, about 1800 news items have posted to the site, along with many more events, announcements and blog entries.
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Patch Picks: Places to Get a Christmas Tree

Patch Picks: Places to Get a Christmas Tree | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
1) Minnesota Valley YMCA: For many years, the Twin Cities YMCA has sold Christmas trees at various lots around the region. The nearest is at the Minnesota Valley YMCA, located at 13850 Portland Ave. S.
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Letter to the Editor: Independent School District 191 Forced into Short-Term Borrowing

Letter to the Editor: Independent School District 191 Forced into Short-Term Borrowing | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Despite repeated concerns voiced by parents, school advocates and district officials about using education funding as a slush fund to balance the budget, Republicans like Rep. Pam Myhra and Rep.
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Some of the Greatest Gifts Can't Be Wrapped - Apple Valley, MN Patch

Some of the Greatest Gifts Can't Be Wrapped - Apple Valley, MN Patch | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Volunteering your time can impact your community during the holidays and year-round.
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Lakeville Park and Recreation Calendar Features 'Santa's Secret Store'

Lakeville Park and Recreation Calendar Features 'Santa's Secret Store' | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Nichelodeon Universe Mall of America, Bloomington
Purchase 3-hour ($19), or 5-hour ($21), discount wristbands to this family attraction.
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City Unveils New Economic Development Website

City Unveils New Economic Development Website | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
The City of Burnsville has launched what officials hope will become a "powerful tool" in fostering Burnsville's economic growth — a new website that will highlight available properties and city-sponsored tax incentives for prospective...
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Dakota County to Sponsor Photo Contest

Dakota County to Sponsor Photo Contest | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Dakota County is seeking submissions for a photography exhibition planned for February 2012. Local photographers, age 8 and older, are asked to submit up to two photographs centering on the year's chosen theme, "Dakota County Outdoors." The contest...
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Celebrate New Year's Eve 2011 in Apple Valley - Apple Valley Patch

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2011 in Apple Valley - Apple Valley Patch | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
patching... Update: Got a new smartphone? Click here to get the Patch App! Welcome back, Patch Blogger! Mostly Cloudy. 33° F Hi: Lo:28. Current weather. TODAY | 33° F. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 35. West winds 10 mph.
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NYE: Getting There — And Back

NYE: Getting There — And Back | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Don't drive. There are a number of options for getting around the Twin Cities metro area on New Year's, and better yet, some of them are free. (Coming to see Louie?
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New: Pay Your Apple Valley Utility Bills Online

New: Pay Your Apple Valley Utility Bills Online | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
The city has started an e-billing service for Apple Valley residents.
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A New Batch of Minnesota Laws Coming for 2012

A New Batch of Minnesota Laws Coming for 2012 | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
The following are some of the new laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2012. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law.
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Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Dreaming of a Green Christmas | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
There’s more to love about a real Christmas tree than the pretty ornaments.
Tree-growers in Minnesota cite a number of factors—both environmental and economic—that make their products preferable to their artificial competition.
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Deck Your House and Win $100000 for Burnsville Public Schools - Patch.com

Deck Your House and Win $100000 for Burnsville Public Schools - Patch.com | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Deck Your House and Win $100000 for Burnsville Public SchoolsPatch.comUpload a photo or video of your holiday lights and Patch could pay your electric bill or donate $100000 to your schools.
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Lakeville Area Arts Center Delivers Christmas, With a Dose of Spunk

Lakeville Area Arts Center Delivers Christmas, With a Dose of Spunk | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Junie B. Jones makes her theatrical debut in Lakeville next weekend.
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Reading in a Winter Wonderland - Patch.com

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Reading in a Winter WonderlandPatch.comEach month, Apple Valley's Galaxie Library staff will recommend their picks to pull off the library shelves. Getty When the Minnesota weather is frightful, these winter-themed reads will be delightful.
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How Do You Handle a Child’s Temper Tantrum?

How Do You Handle a Child’s Temper Tantrum? | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Whether you have kids or don’t, you've likely seen a child throw a fit in a checkout line at a grocery or heard the wails and cries coming from the toy aisle.
What happened?
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Minding My Business: Ernie's Rings in One Month of the American Dream

Minding My Business: Ernie's Rings in One Month of the American Dream | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
John Pleschourt and Bryan Prettyman routinely work more than 12 hours each day and have taken a substantial cut in pay.
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It's Time for December Weekend Fun and Music

It's Time for December Weekend Fun and Music | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
See what's in store for the south metro this weekend.
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Important Things to Know About Your Lakeville Patch

Important Things to Know About Your Lakeville Patch | Minnesota Patch News | Scoop.it
Lakeville Patch launched just under a year ago, but I'm hoping you've gotten to explore the site it a little and find some of the great features available to use.
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