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Pancheros Mexican Grill Sets Opening Date For New Apple Valley Location

Pancheros Mexican Grill Sets Opening Date For New Apple Valley Location

Located on the corner of 147th & Cedar, PANCHEROS MEXICAN GRILL will open July 21st, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  When we were talking to the company headquarters Director of Operations Craig Noah, he told us that 75% of sales is burrito meals. They make their dough fresh each morning, have fresh-pressed tortillas and use a unique spatula […]

Minnesota Zoo Secures $6 Million To Continue Operations

Minnesota Zoo Secures $6 Million To Continue Operations

It was just announced by the Governor and the MN Zoo that the $6 million needed to continue operations as stated by the Governor recently has been secured through the Governor’s and the Legislature’s COVID RELIEF FUND. The MN Zoo worked closely with Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland, the State Office of Minnesota Management and Budget and our […]

New Yoga & Healing Center to Open in Apple Valley

New Yoga & Healing Center to Open in Apple Valley

We spoke with TANIA STEPHENS (pictured below), local owner of GREEN LOTUS & YOGA CENTER IN APPLE VALLEY. Located just south of Think Bank and on the corner of 160th & Pilot Knob, they are right next to TC Orthodontics and Falkowski Dentistry.  This new locally owned woman business is very holistic in that in addition to […]

Spontaneous Local Neighborhood Concert

Spontaneous Local Neighborhood Concert

Since large concerts and festivals are all cancelled, it was refreshing when a neighborhood invited Mayor Mary and Chamber President Ed Kearney to join them in watching a spontaneous concert from a band who call themselves “Donut Patrol”. The band includes Greg Douma, current Music Director for Eastview HS along with Judy Sagan, former Music […]

DEED Call Notes 6/25/2020

DEED Call Notes 6/25/2020

FROM GOVERNORS UPDATE TODAY: Just today Governor Walz announced a plan to distribute $853 million in relief to communities across the state impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dept of Revenue will distribute the funding to local governments. Local governments will receive a direct payment based on the per capita formula developed by the state legislature during special session. Details […]

New Building Under Construction in Downtown Apple Valley

New Building Under Construction in Downtown Apple Valley

In light of the current crisis, it is such positive news that JARDIN SPANISH IMMERSION ACADEMY is building a new building in Apple Valley just north of Caribou on Cedar and close to the Transit Stop (as seen in the photo). They offer a multicultural Spanish Immersion Curriculum that is for “little ones” to grow into […]

Mayor Mary Runs for Dakota County Commissioner

Mayor Mary Runs for Dakota County Commissioner

We just learned that MAYOR MARY HAMANN-ROLAND (pictured) is announcing she is running for DAKOTA COUNTY COMMISSIONER in this November’s election. She will be running against the Incumbent CHRIS GERLACH. Mayor Mary is not up for re-election as Mayor of Apple Valley until 2022 and would remain Mayor unless she wins. MAYOR MARY has been Mayor of […]

DEED Offers Free Online Learning Content to Minnesotans

DEED Offers Free Online Learning Content to Minnesotans

Starting today, DEED has announced they have signed a contract with COURSERA online skills training consisting of over 3,800 courses taught from over 200 top Universities and businesses around the world. 60 of the courses alone are through the Univ. of MN. Their timing during this crisis couldn’t be better and it is all FREE. You must sign […]

Chamber & City Send Joint Letter to Governor Walz

Chamber & City Send Joint Letter to Governor Walz

Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Apple Valley Chamber & CVB President Ed Kearney SENT A LETTER YESTERDAY TO THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING THE THREAT OF MN ZOO CLOSING AS STATED BY THE GOVERNOR WEDNESDAY. Below is the text with the help of City Administrator TOM LAWELL. The special session of the Legislature is about to end and […]