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Farmers Market9 viewsSeptember, 2019 Farmers Market at the School District Administration Building, formerly Diamondhead Mall.
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Burnsville Commonplace website9 viewsNovember 25, 2011 - This Week News - Introducing the Burnsville Commonplace websiteeeeeee.
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Run down Valley Ridge mall to redeveloped 20119 viewsApril 24, 2011 - Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Valley Ridge Shopping Center will be torn down for senior housing. This was the original Jet Plaza on County Road 5.
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Army of Goats battled buckthorn 20189 views2018 Burnsville Bulletin - Goats fight Buckthorn in Burnsville.
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Entering Burnsville and Dakota County9 viewsBurnsville is in Dakota County - street signs on County Road 42 as you enter Burnsville from Savage.
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Burnsville approves plan to let landfill trash pile become taller than Buck Hill9 viewsMay 5, 2019 KARE11 news report:

Burnsville approves plan to let landfill trash pile become taller than Buck Hill
It's was discussed by the city council Tuesday night.

Adam Uren-


Burnsville approved the landfill plan at Tuesday night's meeting.


A new landmark could soon arrive in the city of Burnsville, but not one that will be welcomed by some local residents.

The City of Burnsville will on Tuesday night discuss a proposal to expand Waste Management's Burnsville Sanitary Landfill on land near I-35W and Hwy. 13.

The contentious feature of the expansion is that while the overall area of the landfill would decrease, it wants to increase the height of the potential trash mound by some 268 feet.

That would bring the total height of the permitted garbage pile to 372 feet tall, which the City of Bloomington has pointed out would be taller than the ski slopes at nearby Buck Hill.

Bloomington is among those who have raised concerns with the project, noting that the landfill would be an unsightly view for those living on the bluff of the Minnesota River. Multiple local residents have similarly written to Burnsville about the plan.

"With a peak elevation of 1,082 feet, the top of the mound will be higher than either Mount Gilboa, Bloomington’s highest elevation in Hyland Ski Area, or Buck Hill," The City of Bloomington wrote.

"However, the mound will read as much taller than either Mount Gilboa or Buck Hill as it will rise from the low elevation of the river valley rather than from the much higher elevation present at the base of Mount Gilboa or Buck Hill."
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City of Burnsville

The project would see some of the extra trash dug up and moved from current landfills on either side of I-35W (referred to as Freeway Landfill and Freeway Dump on the map above), to the Waste Management's Burnsville Sanitary Landfill site at 2650 Cliff Road W.

The land from these landfills would then be cleaned and freed up for possible future development.

Meanwhile, Waste Management would have its allowable capacity expanded so it can take an extra 26 million cubic yards of municipal solid waste, enough to handle local waste until 2048.

In a statement to KARE 11, Waste Management said that while recycling and composting is on the rise in the Twin Cities, additional landfill capacity is still required moving forward.

"Waste Management's Burnsville Sanitary Landfill provides necessary land disposal service for residents and businesses in the Twin Cities metropolitan area," it said.

"With rapidly diminishing capacity for mixed municipal solid waste (MSW), the Burnsville Landfill must develop additional air space to meet this need."
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2018 summer concert9 viewsA summer concert City of Burnsville 2018.
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Welcome to Burnsville8 viewsThe reverse side of the Welcome to Burnsville sign, just outside of Savage. Photo 2019.
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Minnesota Valley Transit clock8 viewsThe clock at the corner of Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue, 2019.
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A profile of Burnsville8 viewsThis information including Demographics, history and other information appeared on the Internet at Lakesnwoods.com.
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Profile of Burnsville - Twin Cities Property Finder8 views
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Located just twenty minutes south of Minneapolis on the northwest edge of Dakota County is the city of Burnsville, Minnesota. This south of the river community first experienced real growth after the construction of Interstate 35 was completed. This major highway allowed Burnsville
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Native Plant Market 20198 viewsThe City of Burnsville hosts a Native Plant Market each spring as a way to encourage people to grow native plants in their yards. In addition to beautifying the community, native plants provide food for pollinators, help improve water quality, and require less care than traditional garden plants. Photo compliments of the City of Burnsville.
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Burnsville's populaton 1880 - 20138 viewsBurnsville population 1880 - 2013.
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Dakota County population 1860 - 20207 viewsPublished by Dakota County Historical Society Over the Years - population of Dakota County.
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Freeway Sanitary Landfill - from Wikipedia7 viewsFreeway Sanitary Landfill
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Freeway Sanitary Landfill is a United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site that covers 140 acres (57 ha) in Burnsville, Minnesota. In 1971 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MCPA) licensed the landfill to accept 1,920 acre feet (2,370,000 m3) of household, commercial, demolition, and nonhazardous industrial wastes. The state permit prohibited the disposal of liquids and hazardous wastes; however, heavy metals, acids, and bases were accepted by the landfill from local industries. The landfill also accepted 200 cubic yards (150 m3) of battery casings and 448 short tons (406,000 kg) of aluminum sweat furnace slag. Overall, the landfill contains nearly 5,000,000 cubic yards (3,800,000 m3) of waste. The waste is covered by a low permeability soil cover.

Groundwater contains contaminants which exceed drinking water standards, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as tetrachloroethylene and vinyl chloride, and manganese and thallium. City of Burnsville municipal wells are located about 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to the south of the landfill. These wells serve approximately 36,000 people. Currently the groundwater beneath the Freeway Landfill flows south into the Kraemer Quarry due to long term dewatering of the quarry for mining purposes. When this pumping ceases the ground water flow will be reversed and the contaminated ground water will flow into the Minnesota River approximately 400 feet (120 m) from the landfill.

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City of Burnsville Sign5 viewsAs you enter Burnsville from Eagan at County Road 30.
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Burnsville Water Tower3 viewsA view of one of Burnsville's Water Towers from McAndrews Road around 2019.
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Burnsville City Limits1 viewsPopulation sign for Burnsville.
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Savage Minnesota sign1 viewsPopulation sign for the City of Savage.
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Welcome to Burnsville Sign1 viewsEntering Burnsville near Diffley Road, population 60,306.
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Burnsville Water Tower1 viewsOne of Burnsville's water towers.
     
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