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Welcome to Burnsville ............................Page 4 City Information .....................................Page 5 Fire department ......................................Page 7 Police department...................................Page 9 Attractions.......................................Pages 10, 11 Festivals .................................................Page 12 Library....................................................Page 13 City history ............................................Page 15 Shopping.................................................Page 17 Hospital..................................................Page 19 City map ...............................................Page 20 Parks.......................................................Page 21 Education...............................................Page 23 Local organizations ..............................Page 25 Faith communities................................Page 26 Chamber of Commerce .........................Page 27

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One of the interesting views in the city of Burnsville is the one afforded when looking down Nicollet Avenue in the Heart of the City when one can see the city of Minneapolis skyline in the distance. Burnsville’s location is fortunate for many reasons. It’s far enough from Minneapolis and St. Paul to have forged an identity of its own, but it also benefits from its proximity to the central cities from economic and cultural perspectives. Because of its geographic location many people have referred to Burnsville as having the best of all worlds, giving it a diverse, energetic community that has become a magnet for business, shopping and entertainment. With a population of 60,306 as of the 2010 Census, the city has emerged in the top 10 in several categories. It’s Minnesota’s eighth largest city and its ranking in retail activity also is eighth in the state. The city is not only tops because of shopping giants like Burnsville Center and commercial activity on County Road 42, Highway 13 and the Heart of the City, but it also is a manufacturing hub, placing it ninth in the state for such businesses. More than 2,500 businesses are in Burnsville – more than 240 of them in the health care industry and more than 140 in the information technology sector. Because of that, the city has started the Burnsville STHEM Alliance, an economic development initiative to promote the expansion and growth of the city’s existing industry clusters based on science, technology, health care, engineering and math. The rapid growth that was a hallmark of the city in the decades previous to 2000 has subsided as the city added just 86 to is population from 2000 to 2010. It is a community that has a youthful spirit and diversity that feed into its vibrancy. The median age in Burnsville is 35.9 years and an estimated 22.5 percent of the population are minorities. As you look inside this guide, you will find information that reflects this rich tapestry that is Burnsville. Inside you will find ways in which to connect to the community through recreation, education and entertainment. We hope you find it useful and enjoy all that Burnsville has to offer.

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City Government

City of Burnsville: By the numbers County: Dakota School Districts: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage 191, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan 196, Lakeville Area 194 U.S. Congressional District: 2nd Minnesota Legislative Districts: 51 and 56 (Senate), 51A, 56A, 56B (House) Area Code: 952 Zip Code: 55337, 55306 Population Community: 60,306 (2010) County: 398,552 (2010) Major Employers (Employer, Product/Services, Employees) Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, elementary and secondary schools, 1,500 Fairview Ridges Hospital, health care, 1,200 Goodrich Sensor Systems, computer and peripheral equipment, 900 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., beverage bottling, 550 Northern Hydraulics Inc., industrial machinery, 500

Yellow Freight Systems Inc., shipping, 400 Housing 24,283 units, 68 percent owner-occupied Utilities Water Service: City of Burnsville, (952) 895-4480 Electrical Service: Dakota Electric, (651) 4636212; Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999; Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, (952) 492-2313 Natural Gas Service: CenterPoint Energy, 800245-2377 Government City Hall: 100 Civic Center Parkway, (952) 8954400 City Administrator: Craig Ebeling, (952) 8954468, Public Works: (952) 895-4550 Parks: (952) 895-4521 Recreation and Facilities: (952) 895-4500 Development Economic development director: Skip Nienhaus, (952) 895-4454,


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Fire Department

Burnsville Fire keeping residents safe The Burnsville Fire Department was created The department is based out of two stations, in November 1981 with 23 career firefighters. each staffed by one district commander (fire Advanced Life Support ambulance services captain), one fire motor operator, and three or were added in 1984 with the hiring of seven four firefighter/paramedics. Eleven staff memparamedics. bers work one of three daily Now, the 40-member career shifts, and each shift works a 24department is responsible for hour schedule that averages 56 protecting more than 60,000 resihours per week. dents living across 27-square Construction on Burnsville miles. Fire Station No. 1, 911 140th St. Burnsville was the first city W., began last year as a part of in the state to organize citizen Fire Station 1 Burnsville’s five-year Capital volunteers into Community 911 140th St. W Improvement Plan. The changes Emergency Response, or CERT, include two new apparatus bays, Fire Station 2 teams, which provide basic a third apparatus bay resulting 12155 Parkwood Drive emergency services until emerfrom the reconfiguration of curgency personnel arrive. rent space, dedicated storage Fire Administration Participants are trained in space for personal protective 100 Civic Center Parkway emergency preparedness, fire equipment and medical sup952-895-4570 safety, medical operations, light plies, functional space for repair search and rescue, disaster psyand maintenance of equipment, chology, team organization and and storage space for additional terrorism. Training includes a simulated exer- equipment and supplies. cise where participants practice the skills that The fire department will also have many they have learned during the previous seven ses- energy-efficient improvements, including a new sions. infrared heating system and skylights.


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Police Department

Police protecting citizens, quality of life The Burnsville Police Department was found- searches, open area searches, tracking, nared in 1964 with a staff of one lieutenant, one cotics sniffs, and arrest situations. K-9 dogs are police chief, one sergeant, seven officers and a used in law enforcement because of their superidepartment secretary. or scenting and locating abiliNow, the Burnsville Police ties. Department is comprised of 75 To give community members sworn and 19 civilian personnel, an inside look into the all led by Police Chief Bob Burnsville Police Department’s Hawkins. operations, a Citizens Academy The Patrol Unit alone consists is offered consisting of various of nine sergeants, 38 patrol offihands-on classes. The courses Burnsville Police cers and six community service are taught over a nine-week Department officers who protect Burnsville’s period and educate participants 100 Civic Center 27-square-miles and 230 miles of on police work and crime preParkway streets 24 hours a day. Each year, vention. Other topics covered 952-895-4600 officers respond to more than include the history of the police 61,000 calls for service, ranging department, a review of typical from suspicious noises to death investigations. service calls, and information about officer surThe officers are responsible for delivering a vival and use of force. full range of police services to the community. The Burnsville Police Department’s headTo help them provide these services, the depart- quarters are located adjacent to Burnsville City ment has two K-9 units. Hall. The Burnsville Police K-9 Unit consists of two teams. The animals are utilized in building


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Burnsville area filled with attractions The Burnsville area is home to several attrac- lobby, and the upper floor can accommodate bantions that make it a destination to people in the quet-style events for more than 300 people. south metro, the region and beyond. An 1,800-square-foot rehearsal room, several One of the busiest venues meeting rooms, and a Green around is the Burnsville Room are also available for use. Performing Arts Center, which The BPAC has been used opened near the Heart of the extensively by community City in January 2009. organizations. The Chameleon Presentations at the Theatre Circle is the resident Burnsville PAC range from clascompany of the Black Box Burnsville Performing sical music to comedy, from jazz Theatre, and the center’s main Arts Center to Christian rock, from country stage is home to Dakota Valley 12600 Nicollet Ave. to rock and roll. There are draSymphony. Also, the Twin Cities 952-895-4685 mas, comedies, local arts organiBallet of Minnesota holds all zations and national touring productions at the BPAC. artists. Hours: The arts center has both a The PAC’s main office is open 1,000-seat Proscenium stage and an intimate 150- 9-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and the art gallery is seat Black Box theatre. Its two-story lobby also open 9-5 Monday-Friday and 10-2 p.m. Saturday. houses a 2,000-square-foot art gallery where Tickets: approximately eight exhibits are on display Tickets for PAC shows can be purchased: every calendar year. • Through Ticketmaster (800-982-2787 or For conventions or other events, a VIP lounge online at is available on the north side of the second floor • The PAC Box Office is open 11-6 p.m.


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Tuesday-Friday, 10-2 p.m. Saturday. The ticket office accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards. There is also an ATM machine next to the elevator on the first floor. Parking: The PAC has its own short-term parking lot on the north side of the complex. Permits are not required. Other area attractions include: Buck Hill — Located at 15400 Buck Hill Road, just west of I-35W, Buck Hill Ski Area offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, as well as summer activities such as bicycle racing. Buck Hill has a vertical drop of 309 feet, 11 lifts, 45 acres of skiing area and 13 runs. For more information, go online at or call (952) 4357174. Heart of the City/Nicollet Commons Park — The 54-acre Heart of the City is a smart growth-based, mixed-use, pedestrian friendly downtown area for Burnsville. It features a host of retail shops, business and office space, a community arts center, a community park and diverse housing opportunities. Nicollet Commons Park is one of the first “town square”-style parks to be developed in the metro area suburbs and serves as the focal point in the Heart of the City south of the intersection of Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue. The park features spaces for patrons to sit and read a book or have lunch along with an open green area and 250-seat performance amphitheater for concerts and events. A water feature in the park is enjoyed by many children. A summer music series runs both on Thursday afternoons and Sunday evenings at the park. There also is a Friday evening movie series. See for details. THE GARAGE — THE GARAGE is a youth community center/music venue operated by the city of Burnsville. Located in Burnsville’s Civic Center Park, THE GARAGE focuses on enriching teenagers’ lives by expanding their skills and encouraging them to share their talents, give service, and be creative. Teens help plan events and run programs. For more information, go online at or call (952) 895-4664. Alimagnet Dog Park — The Alimagnet offleash dog park is in Alimagnet Park, located two blocks north of County Road 42 on County Road

11. It features a seven-acre fenced area, a doublegated entry, a pond, an open grass area, a woodmulch, half-mile walking path, a wooded area, picnic tables, benches, waste bags and trash containers. An annual permit costs $20 per household and is available through the Burnsville Recreation Department. For more information, go online at or call (952) 895-4500. Minnesota Zoo – The zoo is home to more than 2,700 animals such as Grizzly bears, coyotes, lemurs, leopards, Komodo dragons and various birds species. The zoo also offers various education and conservation programs in addition to its attractions. More information can be obtained by calling (952) 431-9200 or visiting Great Clips IMAX Theater – Minnesota’s only IMAX theater, it features educational and Hollywood movies and is located at the Minnesota Zoo. For more information, call (952) 431-4629 or visit Dakota County Historical Society – Discover details about local history at the Dakota County Historical Society Research Library and Museum. Featured on display at the museum are over 25,000 objects, including many historical pictures. Permanent exhibits include “Old Town,” which includes a general store, boarding house, kitchen and jail in addition to many other rooms filled with artifacts and information about Dakota County’s past. The museum also houses the world’s largest map of Dakota County, featuring historic sites like Gopher Ordnance Works, Sibley House and the Miesville Baseball Park. The museum is located at 130 Third Ave. N. South St. Paul, (651) 552-7548. For more information visit Elko Speedway – A NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack, with a steeply banked paved 3/8-mile oval that allows two and three- wide racing. The speedway also has a bar and restaurant featuring live music, bingo, and post-race parties. Elko Speedway is at 26350 France Avenue, Elko. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, hours vary during racing season. For more information, visit or call (952) 461-7223.


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Festivals offer variety and culture


Burnsville offers plenty of community events Civic Center Park, on Civic Center Parkway, east for residents and visitors alike. From indoor con- of Nicollet Avenue between 130th and 134th certs to international dance perStreets. A list of performances is formances, variety is key for available at Burnsville festivals. under “Community Events and I Love Burnsville Week is a Festivals.” chance to celebrate the city of The annual Art and All That Burnsville with friends, family Jazz festival, slated in August, and neighbors. The week-long went from two to one day last Art and All That Jazz series of events takes place in year. It features art vendors, June and includes a communitynational music acts and a variBurnsville Fire Muster wide garage sale; sporting comety of food vendors. petitions; evening movie; and a The annual Burnsville Fire I Love Burnsville Week family music and book festival. Muster is a five-day event Burnsville’s annual turing live entertainment, wine International Festival International Festival celeand beer tasting, fireworks, carof Burnsville brates diversity through music, nival rides, children’s activities, entertainment and cuisine. The emergency personnel demon2013 event is slated in June at strations, food and beverages Nicollet Commons Park. from local restaurants, and parades. Fire equipBurnsville keeps things interesting through- ment ranging from horse-drawn pumps to the out the week as well. Wednesdays in the Park is most modern firefighting gear will be on display a concert series that runs from mid-June through in the parade. The Fire Muster, which is held on August and includes performances by artists Wednesday through Sunday immediately followinclude orchestral, rock ’n’ roll, children’s music ing Labor Day, celebrated its 30 anniversary in and much more. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. at 2009.

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Burnhaven Library: check it out “Perhaps no place in any community is so tems. The administrative headquarters is locattotally democratic as the town library,” Lady ed in Eagan. Bird Johnson once said. “The The library collection houses only entrance requirement is nearly one million volumes and interest.” the library circulates nearly 4 Burnsville is home to the million items per year. The colBurnhaven Library, 1101 W. lection also includes thousands County Road 42. The library is of videos and audio materials. part of the Dakota County Any resident of Dakota Burnhaven: 1101 W. Library system, which includes County can apply for a library County Road 42, nine branch libraries, including card in person at any of the Burnsville, 952-891-0300 Galaxie and shares borrowing nine Dakota County Library Farmington: 508 Third privileges with the City of South branches or South St. Paul St., Farmington, 651-438St. Paul Public Library. The Library. Acceptable identifica0250 Burnhaven Library has benefittion, such as a driver’s license, Galaxie: 14955 Galaxie ted from a recently-completed state non-drivers ID or checkAve., Apple Valley, 952multi-million renovation projbook, is needed. There is no fee 891-7045 ect, which saw improvements to to obtain a library card. Heritage: 20085 Heritage the facility and the addition of a Residents can obtain a variDr., Lakeville, 952-891-0360 license center. ety of information through the Robert Trail: 14395 S. In addition, the Dakota Dakota County Library’s webRobert Trail, County Library system is a site, In addiRosemount, 651-480-1200 member of MELSA (the tion to searching the catalog of Wescott: 1340 Wescott Metropolitan Library Service resources, you can also “Ask a Road, Eagan, 651-450-2900 Association), a consortium of Librarian” or “Ask a Law eight Minnesota library sysLibrarian” a question.


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From quiet community to metro suburb Burnsville is the sixth largest suburb in the Twin Cities metro area and is located 15 miles south of downtown Minneapolis. Before it became the large metropolitan suburb it is today, Burnsville was a quiet community on the south bank of the Minnesota River. The Mdewakanton Dakota were drawn to the Burnsville areas because of the abundance of waterfowl and game animals. Chief Black Dog established a settlement in 1750 with 250 residents between the Minnesota River and what is now called Black Dog Lake. The former settlement area is currently the site of the Black Dog Power Plant. Nearly 100 years later, Scottish and Irish settlers made the area their home, including one landowner named William Byrne, from whom the name “Burnsville” is derived. Byrne settled at the present day junction of County Road 34 and Judicial Road. He donated land for a church, school, and cemetery, and served as town chairman. In 1858, it was decided that the Byrnsville Township would be bordered by the Minnesota River in the north, Eagan and Apple Valley in the east, Lakeville in the south and Scott County

in the west. The spelling was later changed to “Burnsville” at the 1960s city incorporation. Business in Burnsville began booming in the 1860s when railroad access from downtown Minneapolis turned the quiet suburb into a vacation and resort town. By 1920, the Lyndale Avenue Drawbridge connected Minneapolis to the rural southern communities, eventually being replaced by the Minnesota River Bridge. Despite the increased traffic and business, Burnsville remained a relatively quiet township with a population of approximately 580 residents. But with the postwar housing boom of World War II and the construction of Interstate 35W in 1960, both population and business grew rapidly in the Burnsville area. To keep up with demands, the Burnsville Center opened in 1977 and drew businesses and traffic to County Road 42. Now, more than 250 years after the first recorded residents arrived in Burnsville, the city is a booming metropolis, focusing on redevelopment, quality housing, and abundant services to residents.


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The St. John’s Difference! In our pursuit of excellence, St. John’s School and Preschool offers a student-centered learning institution that provides a challenging academic environment within a caring and nurturing atmosphere, recognizing and respecting the individual differences of each student. Our strong tradition of parent involvement has created a school community where members model service and forge enduring friendships. Experience St. John’s! Touring St. John’s is a great way for you to learn a lot about what makes St. John’s different. Tours are offered Monday-Friday. Call the school office at 952.890.6604 to schedule a tour or for more information.


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Burnsville Center

City is a mecca for area shoppers Whether one is looking for new clothes, house- large format branded screen capable of 3-D prohold appliances or entertainment, the city of jections. For the latest listing of what is playing Burnsville should be one’s destivisit nation. Burnsville Center is open 10 The city has many options for a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through shopping including the 1.1-milSaturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. lion-square-foot Burnsville Sunday. Management can be Center mall, scores of shops reached at (952) 435-8182. along County Road 42 in the south •Mall services: and Highway 13 in the north and Strollers are available in the Burnsville Center in the Heart of City along following locations: 1178 Burnsville Center Nicollet Avenue just south of -Upper level Sears Court, near (952) 435-8182 Highway 13. mall entrance doors Burnsville Center is one of the -Lower level Macy’s Court, largest shopping centers in near mall entrance doors Minnesota, containing approximately 150 stores, -Lower level Sears Court, near mall entrance six restaurants and 11 food court options. The doors anchor tenants are Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC • Wheelchairs and Lost & Found Penney, Macy’s and Sears. Available through Security. Call (952) 270-5342 The mall was built in 1977 to keep up with the • Scooters demands of the growing suburb. It is now owned Available at Minnesota Art & More, lower level, by CBL and Associates, a national company that Sears wing owns approximately 70 malls across the country. • Restrooms Paragon Odyssey 15 movie theater opened adja-Located on the lower level near the Mall cent from the Burnsville Center in 2008. The 15- Management Office in the Sears wing, and on the screen complex includes a VIP premier serving Food Court level near the glass elevators. A famiarea called The Mezz (, an ly restroom is also located on the Food Court level expanded arcade and gaming area, and a 70-foot near the glass elevators.


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Fairview Ridges Hospital

Fairview Ridges delivers top-notch care Fairview Ridges Hospital is known for out- Place for Newborns program in 2000. Since then, standing emergency, surgery, orthopedic and the program has now become state law. children’s care, all delivered by experienced priFairview Ridges is also connected to several mary care physicians. The 150-bed facility is one clinics throughout Burnsville, including: of the largest employers in •Fairview Ridges Clinic Burnsville. 303 Nicollet Blvd. Fairview Ridges ranks in the 952-460-4000 top 5 percent of the nation’s hos•Fairview Center for pitals, according to a 2011 study Bladder Control on quality conducted by 305 Nicollet Blvd. Ste. 372 HealthGrades. The hospital 952-460-4130 achieved five-star ratings for •Fairview Sports and Fairview Ridges treatment of heart attack, treatOrthopedic Care Hospital ment of heart failure, treatment 501 East Nicollet Blvd., 201 E. Nicollet Blvd. of stroke, overall pulmonary Ste. 100 952-892-2000 services, treatment of chronic 952-460-4900 obstructive pulmonary disease, treatment of pneumonia, and Other health care options in gastorintestinal procedures and surgeries. the area include: The hospital was also one of five that earned Burnsville Family Physicians, 625 Nicollet a Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center for Knee Ave., Burnsville, MN, 55337, (952) 435-0303 and Hip Replacement, and one of three Fairview Park Nicollet Clinic, 14000 Fairview Drive, hospitals to earn a Blue Distinction Center for Burnsville, MN 55337, (952) 993-8700 Spine Surgery in 2010. Burnsville Quello Clinic, 14000 Nicollet Fairview Ridges sets high standards, becom- Avenue S., Burnsville Medical Center, ing the first hospital to participate in the Safe Burnsville, MN 55337, (952) 985-8200


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Parks provide amenities for everyone The Burnsville Parks System boasts nearly 80 vehicles, mini-bikes, motorcycles, mopeds, etc.) parks to help residents enjoy fresh air and are not allowed anywhere in the parks except on explore the great outdoors. roadways or parking lots. Sports-enthusiasts can use Furthermore, parking of motorthe tennis, volleyball and basketized vehicles is not allowed on ball courts, and trails are availgrassy areas. able for hiking, cross-country • Alcohol Restrictions skiing, and mountain biking. Alcohol is prohibited in the Other athletic amenities include following areas in the Burnsville Parks in-line skating rinks, an archery Burnsville Park System: Department range, a Frisbee golf course and -All of Black Dog Park. (952) 895-4521 numerous athletic fields. -All of Crystal Lake West For those who prefer more Park (except boat launch). leisurely activities, there are two -Within 30 feet of youth fields Dakota County Parks public beaches, a boat launch, and activities. Dakota County offers recreation buildings, picnic shel-On or within 30 feet of parksix parks and three ters, and playground areas. ing lots and access roads. regional trails. For more Nearly 1,800 acres of park -Inside or on adult fields for information, go online space are spread throughout the all adult leagues. at city, approximately two-thirds of -All recreation buildings and which is preserved as natural warming houses (except by speareas. cial permit). • Park Hours -All beaches and beach viewPark hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. ing areas. • Motorized Vehicles In addition, if alcohol is consumed in permitMotorized vehicles (including all-terrain ted areas, no glass containers are allowed.


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Public Education

Public education offered at 14 schools Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School areas to foster creativity and independent thinkDistrict 191 educates about 9,900 students across ing. 14 schools and is the 14th largest school district The city of Burnsville is also part of the in the state of Minnesota. Rosemount-Apple-Valley-Eagan To help meet individual needs and Lakeville Area school disand interests, the district offers a tricts. Some of those students variety of specialty programs feed into the schools that are and magnet schools. part of the Apple Valley and Gifted and Talented programs Lakeville North high schools. are offered at Harriet Bishop Contact information for those Elementary and Eagle Ridge districts are as follows: Burnsville-EaganJunior High to provide academic Rosemount-Apple Valley Eagan, Savage Independent rigor, depth and complexity to District Office, 3455 153rd St. W., School District 191 students who thrive under new Rosemount, MN 55068; (651) 423100 River Ridge Court, challenges. 7700;; and Burnsville Science, Technology, Lakeville Area, District Office, 952-707-2000 Engineering, and Math programs 8670 210th St. W., Lakeville, MN are offered at William Byrne 55044; (952) 232-2000; Elementary STEM School and Paideia Academy, a K-8 charter public school Metcalf Junior High to teach students to think critically, use creativity and embrace technology. serves Burnsville and the surrounding area. As Rahn Elementary School of Arts and a public school, there is no tuition and enrollTechnology is another magnet school in the dis- ment is open to all. For more information visit trict that uses arts and technology in all subject or call (952) 953-6200.


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Local Organizations

Organizations lend a helping hand People who need a helping hand can find national service projects. Founded in 1976, the assistance through organizations in Burnsville. organization has contributed more than $37,000 More than 2,000 volunteers on the community level to local work with 360 Communities organizations such as 360 every year in Dakota and Scott Communities, Kids ‘N Kinship, counties. The nonprofit human Meals on Wheels and the services agency was founded Minnesota Valley YMCA. approximately 40 years ago and Many blooming gardens and offers more than 50 services to open spaces in Burnsville are the Burnsville Rotary those in need. result of the Burnsville Club 360 Communities is based in Community Foundation, an Meets Mondays 12:05 Burnsville and provides servicorganization that was founded p.m. es such as a food pantry, clothes approximately 10 years ago to Holiday Inn closet, furniture bank, financial beautify the community, both 14201 Nicollet Ave. help, sexual assault services, visually and culturally. The domestic abuse safe houses and Community Beautification Fund support groups, child care dazzles downtown streets with resources and referral, and violence prevention winter lighting projects, and the Community community education. The organization also Betterment Fund has produced multi-cultural partners with programs such as Armful of Love, events and education for residents. which provides Christmas gifts to children in The Burnsville Foundation raised money for need, and Kids ‘n Kinship, which offers mentor- The Centrifuge sculpture and fountain in ing services to youth in need of a role model. Nicollet Commons Park, funded architectural In addition to 360 Communities, approximate- memorial park benches and trash receptacles in ly 60 active members make up the Burnsville the Heart of the City and other spots, and raised Rotary, which focuses on community and inter- money for defibrillators in City Hall.


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Finding faith throughout Burnsville Burnsville has many churches providing places of worship for people of various faiths, including: Aquarian Light Community Church, 952823-0292, 231 Birnamwood Drive, Burnsville MN 55337 Baha’i Faith, 952-882-1202 Bethlehem Baptist Church, 501 Hwy 13 E., Suite 110, 612-338-7653 Berean Baptist Church, 309 E. Co. Rd. 42, 952-432-7168 Burnsville Assembly of God, 952-890-4344,13604 Heather Hills Drive, Burnsville MN 55337 Calvary Christian Center, 651-231-3520, 1609 County Road 42, #289, Burnsville MN 55306 Burnsville Mosque – Islamic Institute of Minnesota, 1351 Riverwood Drive, 952-882-9343 Church of Risen Savior (Roman Catholic), Parish Center 1501 E. Co. Rd. 42, 952-431-5222 Church of the Apostles, 701 East 130th Street, Burnsville, (952) 890-7877 Cornerstone Church, 952-894-7710, 1950 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville MN 55337 Crystal Lake Baptist Church (S.B.C.), 521 W. 150th St., 952-435-7553 Crossroads Church, 14300 W. Burnsville Parkway, 952-763-2500 Destiny Christian Center, 12119 16th Ave. S., 952-890-1477 Episcopal Church of The Nativity, 15601 Maple Island Rd., 952-435-8687 Evergreen Community Church, 12225 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337: (952) 8951773 Faith Covenant Church, 12921 Nicollet Ave., 952-890-3110 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School (Wisconsin Synod), 151 E. Co. Rd. 42, 952-432-5527 Grace United Methodist Church, 15309 Maple Island Road, 952-435-5659 Great Commission Church, 952-729-5163, 1313 Knob Hill Lane, Burnsville MN 55306 Harvest Fellowship Community Church, 952-890-9292, 801 Cliff Road E., Burnsville MN 55306 Holy Ghost Temple Church of God, 1224 Earle Way, 612-335-1494


Hosanna Lutheran Church, 952-435-3332, 15601 Maple Island Road, Burnsville MN 55306 International Outreach Center, 952-882-7729, 1512 Woodhill Road, Burnsville MN 55337 Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness, 2300 Cliff Rd W., Burnsville, MN 55337: (952) 894-2359 Lutheran Church Of The Ascension, 1801 E. Cliff Rd., 952-890-3412 Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod Minnesota South District, 14301 Grand Ave., Burnsville, MN: (952) 435-2550 Mary, Mother Of The Church, Catholic Church, 3333 Cliff Road, 952-890-0045 Mid-American Baptist Church, 952-8909611, 3009 Carlsbad Court, Burnsville MN 55306 New Beginnings Church, 952-431-2263, 1000 E. 146th St., Building 1, Burnsville MN 55306 Open Arms Church, 952-895-8878, 12936 Portland Ave., Burnsville MN 55337 Open Circle Church, 2400 Highland Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 808-0161 Presbyterian Church Of The Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., 952-890-7877 Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Drive, 952-435-8102 Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1301 E. Co. Rd. 42, 952-432-7942 River Hills United Methodist Church, 11100 River Hills Drive, 952-890-0423 Rejoice Church & Ministries, 952-898-7644, 14020 County Road 5, Burnsville MN 55306 Resurrection Lutheran Church, 952-4352550, 14301 Grand Ave., Burnsville MN 55306 ROCK, 952-895-6996, 12225 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville MN 55306 Southcross Community Church, 1800 County Road 42 E, Burnsville, (952) 432-4286 South Metro Vineyard Church, 13798 Parkwood Drive, 952-892-1000 Spirit of Truth Church, 1950 136th St. W., 952-895-9026 St. James Lutheran Church (ELCA), 3650 Willliams Drive (Old Co. Rd. 34), 952-890-4534 Suburban Regular Baptist Church, 1513 E. Hwy. 13, 952-895-9602

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Chamber of Commerce

Chamber a voice of local business The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce repre- Bite was held March 15 at the Burnsville sents nearly 600 local businesspeople, providing Performing Arts Center. networking and referral outlets, It also has a presence at welloffering leadership and volunknown Burnsville events such teer opportunities, and serving as Art and All That Jazz, hosted as the voice of local business in August, and the Burnsville Fire the broader community. Muster, hosted in September. The chamber was founded in Members interested in serv1965 to maintain and improve ing the chamber in a leadership the economic climate of the comcapacity can be involved in the Burnsville munity. Ambassador Committee, where Chamber of Commerce The chamber regularly hosts they regularly attend chamber 101 W. Burnsville events to promote business, such events, or join various round Parkway as the annual BITE of table groups and internal com952-435-6000 Burnsville, a fundraiser for the mittees. Members can also serve organization. The event showas a voice for the business comcases the cuisine of many of the munity in legislative matters by area’s restaurants, along with beverages, enter- being a part of the Public Policy Committee. tainment and live and silent auctions. The 2012


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2012 Community Guide for the cities of Burnsville and Eagan, Minnesota