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The Maven apartments11 viewsWork continues on the Maven, Burnsville newest rental property on what was once the original site of the AAA on Travelers Trail.

According to their website: Maven is the residence of choice for ambitious trendsetters with discerning taste. Located in Burnsville's Heart of the City, wine bars, shopping, fine dining, and the Ames Center are all a five-minute walk away. Maven's spacious, open-concept apartments feature refined finishings and modern amenity packages. Transcend the status quo, push ahead of the curve, and always make the bold choice—that's just how we do things at Maven.
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The Maven apartments7 viewsWork continues on the Maven, Burnsville newest rental property on what was once the original site of the AAA on Travelers Trail.

According to their website: Maven is the residence of choice for ambitious trendsetters with discerning taste. Located in Burnsville's Heart of the City, wine bars, shopping, fine dining, and the Ames Center are all a five-minute walk away. Maven's spacious, open-concept apartments feature refined finishings and modern amenity packages. Transcend the status quo, push ahead of the curve, and always make the bold choice—that's just how we do things at Maven.
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The intersection of Nicollet Avenue and County Road 427 viewsA busy intersection of Nicollet Avenue and County Road 42, January 2020.
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Views from the Burnsville Financial Center7 viewsJ.C. Penny's at the Burnsville Center and 35 W viewed from the Burnsville Financial Center 2020.
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Burnsville Polar Fest 20207 viewsIt was a great Minnesota winter day! Residents were invited to bundle up, grab your skates and sleds, and join us at North River Hills Park for horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks, ice skating, sledding, hockey, softball, snow painting and more. Admission is FREE, and food will be available for purchase.
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2020 Pandemic7 viewsCrosstown Liquors and other businesses close because of Pandemic, but continue operation with a drive-up option.
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2020 Pandemic7 viewsDenny's and other businesses close because of Pandemic, but continue operation with a drive-up option.
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Bldg 9006 viewsThe original School District 191 Administrative Building, later sold now commercial property.
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A view of Highway 13 from Hertz Car Sales6 viewsA view of Highway 13 from Hertz Car Sales 12750 Frontage Road. The Hertz building was initially a Perkins Restaurant.
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Seeing MInneapolis from St. John the Baptist Cemetery6 viewsThe burial place on the hill provides a view of Minneapolis.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsRoasted Pear, like all restaurants, must close during the Pandemic, other than pick up of take out service.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsIt's a weekday, April 2020, a view of Cobblestone Court and a parking area on the Ridges Campus, almost empty due to the pandemic.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsFlorida Oriental Market, Highway 13 remains open during pandemic, as one of the essential businesses. Established in 2006, Florida Oriental Market is located at 1705 Highway 13 East and is a business listed in the categories Oriental Food Products, Condiments, Oriental Goods, Oriental Goods & Food Products, Asian & Oriental Goods and Food Products & Condiments.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsApril 2020, everything including Jensen's is closed during the pandemic. However you can call in your order or order online and pickup or receive by home delivery.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsThe Cafe Bar at Jensen's is also closed during the pandemic.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsAntiques Minnesota, Highway 13's message during the pandemic May 1, 2020.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsMay, 2020 Garden Centers can be open with restrictions on the number of customers and masks recommended.
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BrainPower in a Backpack6 viewsThanks to a community partnership with Centerpoint Energy, which has provided a generous grant in the amount of $2,500 in support of Foundation 191 & BrainPower in a Backpack program.


What Is BrainPower in a BackPack? Click here to find out

BrainPower in a BackPack is a volunteer project of ISD 191 Community Education and Burnsville High School. Our high school students pack weekend food for preschool, elementary and middle school students in ISD 191 whose families struggle to put enough food on the table. Because academic performance is related to nutrition, our goal is to improve the student learning experience for children with the greatest need in ISD 191.

How Does BrainPower in a BackPack Work?

During 2019-2020, BrainPower plans to provide more than 800 students with a bag of food each week - enough for at least four meals and two snacks. Participating students attend one of the ten elementary schools, three middle schools and preschool programs including Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Family Education programs. We also provide items for a food shelf available to Burnsville High School and Nicollet Middle School students. Students are selected for BrainPower in a BackPack by school administrators, staff, social workers and parent recommendations. As this program grows, we will will be able to help more children. We have reached our ultimate goal to feed the hungriest 20% of children district-wide (more than 650 children this past school year).

The food BrainPower provides is kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare and nutritious, without requiring refrigeration. BrainPower staff purchase food and collect food donations; high school student volunteers fill the backpacks after school on Thursdays (2:35-4:00 pm) throughout the school year. Notes are included with the food to add a personal touch as well as to highlight various sponsors. Students are involved in food drives and various aspects of fund raising.

Each child receives about 10 food items each week, for which we spend approximately $4. Examples include: fresh fruit, juice, cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, soup, pasta and rice meals, veggies, fruit cups, applesauce, crackers and granola bars. BrainPower in a BackPack is free to students in the program.
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2020 Pandemic6 viewsTechnology provides ways for Ebenezer Ridges residents to maintain contact with family and friends.
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The Maven apartments5 viewsWork continues on the Maven, Burnsville newest rental property on what was once the original site of the AAA on Travelers Trail. According to their website: Maven is the residence of choice for ambitious trendsetters with discerning taste. Located in Burnsville's Heart of the City, wine bars, shopping, fine dining, and the Ames Center are all a five-minute walk away. Maven's spacious, open-concept apartments feature refined finishings and modern amenity packages. Transcend the status quo, push ahead of the curve, and always make the bold choice—that's just how we do things at Maven. This is located on the site of the original AAA location.
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A view of Nicollet and County Road 42 and gas prices5 viewsWhat is the price of gasoline January, 2020? The Shell station located on Nicollet Avenue and County Road 42.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsDenny's and other businesses close because of Pandemic, but continue operation with a drive-up option.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsArea gyms, including Snap Fitness on County Road 42, must close during the pandemic.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsThe Burnsville Center is closed due to the pandemic, parking lot empty on a weekday.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsRestaurants are allowed delivery and pick up of ordered food, but no inside sales during the pandemic.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsWith businesses closed and the majority of MInnesota on lock down, ridership through the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is reduced.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsApril 2020, everything including Jensen's is closed during the pandemic. However you can call in your order or order online and pickup or receive by home delivery.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsMay 1, 2020 the pandemic lockdown is extended another two weeks. Burnsville' Grand Slam remains closed.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsMay 1, 2020 the pandemic's lockdown is extended at least another two weeks. Burnsville businesses like Great Clips remain closed.
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2020 Pandemic5 viewsThe class of 2020 is recognized in May, 2020 while the school is closed due to the pandemic.
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