A Burnsville man convicted of six theft-related crimes in 2014 alone pleaded guilty to breaking into a Savage home this spring and stealing jewelry, though he could avoid a trip to prison if he stays out of trouble for the next decade.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board preliminarily approved an increase for the district's annual operating levy last week, but due to an expanded tax base, property owners within the district's boundaries may not see an increase in the school portion of their property taxes next year.
Mid-term elections like the one coming this November don't raise as much public interest as presidential elections. The governor's race gets moderate attention, but beyond that, people tend to yawn. An awful lot of people don't know who their senators are, let alone their representative in the House in Washington. And yet, social media like Facebook buzzes with posts berating Congress. Well, as I said in my last column, our government is only as good as we make it.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a seven-part question and answer series with the candidates for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board. The order of the interviews has been chosen at random. There are seven candidates, including four incumbents, vying for one of four seats. The terms last four years. The election is Nov. 4.)
Two metro lakes will be designated as infested after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in them this week, underscoring the need for ongoing vigilance against aquatic invasive species in the state’s waters.