Burnsville High School was put on lockdown after a fight that resulted in suspensions for six students. The school district says no students were hurt and no weapons were involved in the fight Wednesday.
A Burnsville man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a friend on New Year's Eve has been sentenced to four years in prison. A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says 23-year-old Kyle Alan Dague pleaded guilty in October to second-degree manslaughter.
No one at the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District would comment Tuesday about Tania Z. Chance's sudden reversal of fortune, her January resignation, or what prompted the district to essentially pay her to stay home for the last 18 months of her contract. The settlement is one of the largest in recent memory for a Minnesota school administrator, especially a non-superintendent.
A Minneapolis man convicted of assaulting a boys' basketball commissioner at a tournament in Burnsville will not get a lesser sentence. Fifty-year-old Robin Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison for attacking the club director, cracking three of his teeth, after Johnson's son's sixth-grade boys basketball game on Feb. 13, 2010.
High medical costs and required weekly treatment make it unrealistic for James Brent Vandusartz, 57, to serve time in the Dakota County Jail in Hastings for his crime, said District Judge Richard Spicer. Instead, Vandusartz will serve 15 years' probation.
More Minnesota students are signing on for free or reduced-price meals, as middle-class families coping with cutbacks and foreclosures are becoming first-time users of the subsidized National School Lunch Program. It reflects a surge seen nationally.
2 workers die when car plows into Burnsvile construction zone Thursday Minnesota transportation officials are renewing their plea for drivers to stay alert in construction zones following a crash that killed two workers on Interstate 35 in Burnsville.
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