You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the area's top stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors.
Here's a look at news from the past week that may affect or interest you. To see the full stories, click on the headline links.
Minnesota Zoo Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut - Naming contest continues via zoo’s Facebook page.
Two Walmart Workers from Minnesota Involved in Job Action - But don't expect to see picket lines or any signs of a "strike" in Dakota County.
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opens in Burnsville - Surf-themed family restaurant opens to a line of people.
The Rack Bar & Grill Comes to Burnsville - New restaurant takes up quarters at former Timber Lodge Steakhouse.
Cedar Grove Outlet Mall Preliminary Plans Unveiled - Wonder what the proposed, 441,000-square-foot outlet mall in the Cedar Grove area will look like? Check out developer Paragon Outlet's preliminary plans here on Patch.
School Funding, All-Day Kindergarten, Special Education Hot Topics at Education Forum - Candidates from Apple Valley Rosemount and Eagan House and Senate Districts converged at Black Hawk Middle School for a Tuesday night forum.
Texting While Driving? Not These Eagan High School Students - A student group at the high school staged a campaign against texting while driving last week, collecting pledges from—and raising awareness—among their peers.
Inver Grove Heights
Inver Grove Heights Man, 2012 Muskie Master - Chad Mitchell-Peterson and his fishing partner recently won 2012 “Top Gun” honors in the Professional Musky Tournament Trail.
Minor Ammonia Leak Found Near Refinery - A "small drip" of anhydrous ammonia was coming from a leaky tank inside Pomp's Tire Services.
Lakeville Man Charged With Possession of Child Porn - If convicted, Robert Russel Terrell, 22, could face up to five years in jail.
Peanut Butter Recall Grows As Salmonella Outbreak Worsens - More than 240 peanut butter and other nut products are now on the recall list, which includes items from Walmart, Target and Trader Joe's.
Mendota Heights Landscaper Faces Backlash for Supporting Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment - The owner of a Mendota Heights business says he has received hate mail after announcing his support of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Northfield Graduate Named ‘Designer of the Year’ at Phoenix Fashion Week - Fashion designer Bri Seeley faced off against 11 other designers.
Mill Town Haunt Returns for Halloween - It’s that special time of year when blood, shrieking and 8-foot tall figures walking on all fours don’t necessarily seem out of the norm.
Senate Candidate Dudley Fined $100 for Campaign Violation - Thomas A. Rees said Republican Mike Dudley violated state law when he didn’t include a disclaimer on campaign material stating who paid for the material.
Update on MN Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Savage Patient Files Lawsuit - One infected Minnesotan remains hospitalized in outbreak that has now killed 14 across United States.