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SunThisweek . com Nov . 29 , 2019 • Volume 40 • Number 39 Established 1975
Burnsville author releases ‘ Sit Stay Pray ’
They ’ re back . The latest odds , ends and adventures of Lina the dog and her sometimes bewildered “ Momma ,” Burnsville resident Robin Kelleher , are collected in a new book .
Nearly 1,000 book buyers and thousands more readers of Linas- DogBlog . com already know Lina the toy Australian shepherd and her doting but difficult owner .
Their first book , “ Lina Unleashed ,” was self-published in 2017 by Beaver ’ s Pond Press and nearly sold out its initial press run .
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Photos submitted TOP LEFT : Southview Elementary ’ s Student Council in Apple Valley , along with the students and staff of Southview , collected items to help replenish the supplies of the 360 Communities Apple Valley food shelf . The items were collected at school the week of Nov . 18-22 . During the week , Southview collected over 380 pounds of food to donate , according to Shannon Snesrud , Student Council adviser . “ Thank you to the students and families who helped collect food and bring in items ,” Snesrud said .
TOP AND BOTTOM RIGHT : The Westview Elementary Student Council had its annual Gobble Gobble Give food drive and spirit week Nov . 18-22 in Apple Valley . Each day the school had a different dress up spirit day and asked for a category of food items . Staff and students had fun participating , said Student Council adviser Molly Andersen . “ We collected 4,163 items of food crushing our goal of 1,500 ,” she said .
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NOC sends along four possible adjustments
Over the past few years , a group of Eagan residents have been urging various commissions and committees to direct at least some airport traffic away from their neighborhood .
It ’ s been a convoluted , slow process , but they may be getting closer to reducing noise over residential areas of Eagan .
Earlier this year , the city sent a letter to the Noise Oversight Committee , an advisory board that addresses aircraft noise
Their second , “ Sit Stay Pray ,” came out in Octo-
Photo submitted Burnsville resident Robin Kelleher chronicles her life ’ s odds and ends through the perspective of her toy Australian shepherd , Lina .
ber , with more of Kelleher ’ s chronicles written who critiques how her
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from Lina ’ s perspective . human navigates life . Think of Lina as the See Lina , 18A
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issues associated with the Minneapolis-St . Paul International Airport , suggesting eight operational changes .
The NOC unanimously approved four of those recommendations along with a motion to send a letter to the Metropolitan
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Airports Commission last week , the last stop before the Federal Aviation Administration takes a look at it .
The letter asks the FAA to explore the feasibility of the following requests :
Direct eastbound departures to the two parallel runaways ( 12L and 12R ) instead of Runway 17 as long as arrival and
Hall confident of re-election
Two Burnsville Democrats are campaigning for the District 56 state Senate seat held by Burnsville Republican Dan Hall .
Lindsey Port and Robert Timmerman announced this month
Council wants to drop it , but many commenters oppose
The Burnsville City Council ’ s plan to drop the screening requirement for trash containers in single-family neighborhoods is meeting mixed reviews .
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NEW STORE HOURS ! departure traffic isn ’ t impeded . They also suggest limiting overnight departures over the neighborhood .
Another suggestion is to move some westbound departures currently flying over central Eagan to Runway 17 that would could follow to follow the Minnesota River valley .
“ This one is more unique ,” MAC assistant manager of Noise , Environment and Planning
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Brad Juffer said . “ It would allow aircraft to fly over compatibly zoned land for eight to 10 miles before hitting any residential land .”
Another suggestion was to better fan , or spread out , aircraft to the south of the airport .
“ I was very pleased that the NOC gave serious See Noise , 18A
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Port and Timmerman , both 37 , will compete for DFL votes heading into precinct caucuses they ’ re seeking the DFL Party nomination in District 56 , which includes southern and part of central Burnsville , all of Sav- on Feb . 25 , the Senate district convention in March
age and part of northwest and possibly an Aug . 11
Lakeville . primary .
Hall is seeking re-election to a fourth term .
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City ordinance requires that trash and recyclables containers be kept in an enclosed building or completely screened from view from the street and adjacent properties .
Council members said at an Oct . 15 work session they want to drop screening and require only that containers abut the house or an accessory structure . They asked city staff to gauge public opinion .
The reviews are in . Among 148 comments received by the city , a majority are in opposition to a proposal to drop screening and replace it with a require-
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