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Burnsville (pronounced /ˈbɜrnzvɪl/) is a suburb 15 miles (25 km) south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 952 is the Telephone numbering plan code in Minnesota for the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis-St Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Dakota County is the third most populous county in the US state of Minnesota. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers The city lies on the south bank of the Minnesota River. The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U Commonly referred to in the metro area as South of the River, Burnsville and nearby suburbs comprise the southern portion of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Metropolitan Council estimate for the population of the City of Burnsville in 2006 was 61,048. For information about the legislative body of Nashville, see Metropolitan Council (Davidson County. 
Rich in water and parkland, the city has nine lakes, over fifty ponds, the Minnesota riverfront, as well as a section of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, section of Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, and about twenty developed parks. The Three Rivers Park District is a "special park district" serving the suburban areas of the Twin Cities metro including suburban Hennepin Carver Dakota Scott and Ramsey Originally a rural Irish farming community, Burnsville became the tenth largest city in the 2000 Census and currently is the sixth largest suburb in the metro area. List of cities in Minnesota, arranged in alphabetical order Most Populous A Ada Adams Known in the metro for its regional mall, Burnsville Center, the bedroom community of both Minneapolis and Saint Paul was fully built by the late 2000s and has begun redeveloping itself by building a new downtown area called Heart of the City with urban-style retail and condominiums. Burnsville Center is located in Burnsville, Minnesota. It is one of the larger enclosed malls in Minnesota with over 150 stores and approximately.  The Burnsville Transit Station serves as the hub of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority headquartered in the city, providing regional bus service to five other south suburbs. The Burnsville Transit Station is the flagship of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority. For the main serving outlet see Metro Transit (Minnesota. The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA is a public transportation agency Though now diverse in offerings and housing choices, the population majority was still 87. 5% white in the 2000 Census, most of which are middle-class families.
The name Burnsville is attributed to an early settler and land owner, William Byrne, whose name was recorded as Burns and later never corrected.  "South of the River" is considered a distinct region of Minneapolis-St. Paul.  Local organizations take on this nickname. 
Mdewakanton Dakota were the earliest residents who came by river access for water fowl, game animals, and many lakes offering leisure and fish. Mdewakantonwan (singular Mdewakanton) are one of the sub-tribes of the Isanti (Santee Dakota ( Sioux) Sioux (pronounced SUE are a Native American and First Nations people As part of the greater migration of the Mdewakanton from their ancestral Mille Lacs Lake, Chief Black Dog around 1750 established his band at a village at the isthmus between Black Dog Lake (from which is named after him) and the Minnesota River, near the present site of the Black Dog Power Plant. Mdewakantonwan (singular Mdewakanton) are one of the sub-tribes of the Isanti (Santee Dakota ( Sioux) Mille Lacs Lake (though the word is originally French, the 's' is pronounced in Minnesota) also called Lake Mille Lacs or simply Mille Lacs, The  The permanent camp were reported by early settlers as containing over 250 Dakota. At the south end of Burnsville, Crystal Lake, then called "Minne Elk" (possibly "Minne Hokuwa" Fish Lake) was utilized for abundant fish, leisure and burial.  It was also a gathering spot where Dakota watched deer (or bucks) drink at the lake from the top of Buck Hill, in which was named by early settlers who witnessed this activity. A deer is a Ruminant Mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. Three large burial mounds were discovered after European settlement. A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a Mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves The history of the US state of Minnesota is shaped by its original Native American residents European exploration and settlement, and the emergence of 
The Dakota nation ceded land in 1851 and relocated to Chief Shakopee's village--the current Shakopee-Mdewakanton Indian Reservation in nearby Prior Lake. The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux was a treaty signed on July 23, 1851, between the United States government and the Sioux Indians who lived The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is located within parts of the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee in Scott County Minnesota Prior Lake is a Suburban city 20 miles (32 km southwest of downtown Minneapolis in the U The first European settlers were mostly Irish who originated in Saint Paul and came down river to seek farmland. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate Land south of the river was relatively cheap due to few crossing points in the river to access markets in Minneapolis. One of these Irish was William Byrne who had immigrated in 1840 from County Kilkenny, Ireland to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. County Kilkenny ( is a landlocked county in Ireland. The county takes its name from the city of Kilkenny and has a population of 87558 Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec In 1855, he settled at the present day junction of County Road 34 and Judicial Road near the Scott County line, just southeast of old downtown Savage, and is two miles (3 km) west of I-35W. Scott County is a County located in the US state of Minnesota Savage (ˈsævɪdʒ is a Suburban city 15 miles (25 km south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in the U He subsequently donated land there for a church, school, and a cemetery as well as serving Town Chairman. In 1858, the Dakota County Board authorized Byrnsville Township on the north by the Minnesota River, east by Eagan and Lebanon, south by Lakeville, and west by Scott County. A township (or Municipality) is a settlement which has the status and powers of a unit of local government Eagan is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area located approximately Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County in the U Lakeville (ˈleɪkvɪl is a Suburb 23 miles (37 km south of Downtown Minneapolis in the U From records known, at the establishment of the village, it was immediately named in honor of William Byrne. The Town Clerk had recorded variations of his name and by the mid-20th century incorporation, the Burnsville spelling prevailed. The school district was organized during this time as well. The Irish and Scottish settlers of this time left their names on many area roads and parks and their religion in Presbyterian, Protestant, and Catholic churches. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. 
In the 19th century, Burnsville was considered a long distance from downtown Minneapolis. Rail access finally came in 1864 and like many other outer ring suburbs of the era, Burnsville soon became a resort town for those in the city, building cottages along Crystal Lake as well as Orchard Lake and Marion Lake in nearby Lakeville. Crystal Lake is a lake in Burnsville, Dakota County, Minnesota The lake is a primary source of recreation for the city of Burnsville and the surrounding Lakeville (ˈleɪkvɪl is a Suburb 23 miles (37 km south of Downtown Minneapolis in the U  For the area, the Bloomington Ferry previously was the most direct means of crossing the Minnesota River to exchange commerce and visit relatives. In 1889 the Bloomington Ferry Bridge was built but was still in the far northwest quadrant of the village and heavily used. Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St By 1920 the Lyndale Avenue Drawbridge opened next to Black Dog Lake, extending Minneapolis' first north south highway to the rural communities of southern Minnesota. A drawbridge is a type of Movable bridge typically associated with the entrance of a Castle. Later the bridge, upgraded several times, would be replaced by the I-35W Minnesota River bridge. The I-35W Minnesota River Bridge is a six-lane steel girder bridge that carries Interstate 35W across the Minnesota River between Bloomington Minnesota In 1950, just before the World War II postwar housing boom, Burnsville was still a quiet township with a population of 583 people. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including School was taught in a one-room schoolhouse containing eight grades. 
After the arrival of Interstate 35W in 1960, the next two decades saw the largest boom in population when post-war pressures forced the community to develop at rapid pace. Byrnesville Township village officially incorporated in 1964 after defeating an annexation attempt by the city of Bloomington. Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the US state of Minnesota in Hennepin County, and the third core city of the Minneapolis-St While mass housing development was unavoidable, a former mayor, Connie Morrison said city managers had foresight in producing the many shopping nodes in walking distance of most homes.  The city became a regional pull when Burnsville Center opened in 1977 and produced the heavily traveled retail strip on County Road 42. The next decades leading to the 21st century dealt with managing Burnsville's increasing population and growth which led to providing alternative transportation options, diverse housing and ultimately the Heart of the City project. The city approached build-out in the late 1990s and changed focus from new development to redevelopment and rehabilitation of existing structures. 
Descendants of the Byrne family still remain in the metro area and greater Minnesota with the original spelling in their surname. A relative interviewed by the Burnsville Heritage Committee, considered returning and petitioning to correct the spelling but most of the family had moved away for several decades. 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 7 square miles (69. 3 km²), of which, 24. 9 square miles (64. 4 km²) of it is land and 1. 9 square miles (4. 8 km²) of it (6. 96%) is water.
Interstate Highway 35 splits into Interstate Highways 35W and 35E within the city. Interstate 35 (I-35 is a north–south Interstate highway in the central United States. Interstate 35W (I-35W an Interstate highway in Minnesota, is the western route of Interstate 35. Interstate 35E (I-35E is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Minnesota, passing through downtown Saint Paul. Other routes in the city include Minnesota Highway 13 and County Road 42. Minnesota State Highway 13, also called Trunk Highway 13 or TH 13, is a state highway in Minnesota. County State-Aid Highway 42, usually called County Road 42, is a primary arterial Highway in Dakota and Scott Counties of southeastern
The earliest settlers were roughly 250 Mdewankaton Dakota who lived permanently at Black Dog camp.  Starting in the 1850s, European settlement included mostly settlers from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands By the 1900s there were a few Scandinavians from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark but this ethnic group mostly concentrated towards Lakeville. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Those from Germany and Eastern Europe would gradually join the minority. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. Irish descendants maintained the majority through the early 1950s owing to the town's origin, overall land ownership and the practice of marrying within ethnic clans. The Irish diaspora (Diaspóra na nGael consists of Irish Emigrants and their descendants in countries such as Great Britain, the United States  The early 20th century's permanent population remained very low as the Minnesota River's lack of bridges and streetcar connection isolated the area from development, preventing more ethnic groups moving south from downtown. The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U The lake-side houses around Crystal Lake and Orchard Lake however attracted several various immigrant and first-generation wealthier individuals to temporarily settle or own land in the town limits.
In 1960, the U. S. Census Bureau recorded the population of Burnsville township at 2,716 people and soon after, the postwar growth was instantaneous, filling the city with second to third generation European descendants from Minneapolis, more American than ethnic. From 1960 to 1970, in ten years the total population accelerated to nearly 20,000 and by the year 2000 arrived at roughly 60,000 people. While still 87% white at the 2000 Census, all ethnic groups and ancestries by the 21st century shared a small percentage in the city limits, the highest reported single ancestry was German, Norwegian, and followed by Irish. 
As of the census of 2000 (US census for 2000), there were 60,220 people, 23,687 households, and 15,633 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,421. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (935. 1/km²). There were 24,261 housing units at an average density of 975. 4/sq mi (376. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87. 54% White, 4. 07% African American, 0. 46% Native American, 4. 08% Asian, 0. 08% Pacific Islander, 1. 42% from other races, and 2. 35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 86% of the population.
There were 23,687 households out of which 34. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52. 8% were married couples living together, 10. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34. 0% were non-families. 24. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 53 and the average family size was 3. 07.
In the city the population was spread out with 26. 2% under the age of 18, 10. 1% from 18 to 24, 34. 0% from 25 to 44, 22. 5% from 45 to 64, and 7. 2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97. 3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95. 0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $57,965, and the median income for a family was $67,979. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of Households earning less Males had a median income of $45,312 versus $31,848 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,093. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 7% of families and 5. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 6% of those under age 18 and 6. 6% of those age 65 or over.
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Burnsville's biggest employer is its own school district, ISD 191, followed by Fairview Ridges Hospital, Goodrich Sensor Systems, Northern Hydraulics Inc, Pepsi-Cola Bottling, Yellow Freight System Inc, CUB Foods, Frontier Communications, Genz-Ryan, Asset Marketing Services Inc. and the City of Burnsville. Manufacturing is the second largest industry. Most of the employers are in the industrial areas in the southwest and the north with corporate headquarters and modern warehouses in services and manufacturing. Service firms such as internet utilities, news, and real estate are mostly located throughout the north along Highway 13. Almost every brand of car dealership can be found along I-35W on the north and south ends of the city.
Retail shopping is located along County Road 42 and Highway 13 in the west and east sections of the city with local shopping nodes positioned throughout. The largest strip, County Road 42, is lined with suburban strip malls, restaurants, goods and grocery stores. A strip mall (also called a shopping plaza or mini-mall) is an open area Shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row with a Sidewalk Burnsville Center as the anchor of the strip is a 1,275,703-square-foot (118,516. Burnsville Center is located in Burnsville, Minnesota. It is one of the larger enclosed malls in Minnesota with over 150 stores and approximately. 7 m²) regional mall. A shopping mall or shopping centre is a building or set of buildings that contain Retail units with interconnecting Walkways enabling visitors
Burnsville has a 15-30 minute commute vicinity to many regional attractions and services such as the Mall of America, Valleyfair Amusement Park, Buck Hill Ski Area, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, downtown Saint Paul and downtown Minneapolis. Mall of America (also MOA, MoA or the Megamall) is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington Valleyfair is a 90 acre (05 km² Amusement park located in Shakopee Minnesota, USA and is currently the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest Roger "Buck" Hill (b February 13, 1927, Washington DC Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state Upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, The Central community in Minneapolis is located in the central part of the city consisting of 6 smaller official neighborhoods and includes Downtown Minneapolis Adjacent cities of Apple Valley, Lakeville, and Savage provide even more nearby shopping hubs, lakes and parks. Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County in the U Lakeville (ˈleɪkvɪl is a Suburb 23 miles (37 km south of Downtown Minneapolis in the U Savage (ˈsævɪdʒ is a Suburban city 15 miles (25 km south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in the U
Burnsville leads the Twin Cities region in smart growth policies. Smart growth is an urban planning and transportation theory that concentrates growth in the center of a city to avoid Urban sprawl; and advocates compact Smart growth defies traditional suburban sprawl bedroom communities and instead moves towards defining community identity with sustainable design. Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its Suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area Burnsville's Heart of the City project goals include creating an attractive, vibrant, pedestrian friendly neighborhood setting with economically viable local businesses. A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot whether Walking or Running. The redevelopment encompasses 54 acres (219,000 m²) centrally located in Burnsville, a few miles from the Minnesota River. The Minnesota River is a Tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km long in the U This has already replaced traditional suburban elements such as former gas stations and drive-through services with four-story mixed-use condominium buildings reminiscent of Minneapolis neighborhoods and recalling Main Street architecture. Main Street is the generic Street name (and often the official name of the primary retail street of a Village, Town, or small City Centerpiece to the project is Nicollet Commons Park located on Nicollet Avenue which has drawn thousands of residents to enjoy the first phases of the project already completed. A lifestyle center, the next generation shopping mall, will be added nearby mixing car focused access with pedestrian up-to-sidewalk stores. The approval of a performing arts center on the Heart of the City Campus in 2007 was among the most controversial issues of the year. 
While the city has no museums, it does operate the sole major arts institution, the Lake Alimagnet Center for the Arts in eastern Burnsville next to Lake Alimagnet, which provides community space for arts and non-profit groups.  Burnsville is a regional leader in youth and teen activities. THE GARAGE Youth Center located near City Hall is a non-profit music club and teen center which has attracted music acts nationally and internationally. THE GARAGE is a Non-profit Youth center and all-ages Music venue in Burnsville Minnesota, a southern suburb of Minneapolis. A city hall or town hall is the chief administrative building of a City or Town 's administration and usually houses the city or A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage 
Annually every August or September, the community holds the Burnsville Fire Muster. Established in 1980, the event originated in the 1970s as a showcase and short parade for a local fire equipment collector. Taking on the New England fire muster tradition, the event now includes a large parade, music concerts, and fireworks. 
Burnsville homes and businesses receive the same television, news, and cable stations as most metro area cities, provided by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Burnsville/Eagan Community Television (BECT) provides public access programs and information. The Burnsville Sun Current and Thisweek Newspapers supply local news and the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently created a South section dedicated to South of the River news.
The city contains 1,800 acres (7. 3 km²) of parkland spread throughout 79 parks and is managed by the Burnsville Parks Department which follows a Parks & Trails Master Plan. Only a third is developed and for recreation with the remainder preserved as natural habitat. Burnsville north border with the Minnesota River is within the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The Crystal Lake is the city's major recreation lake allowing boating, fishing, jet-skiing, and swimming. Crystal Lake (Minnesota may refer to any of the following Crystal Lake (Otter Tail Minnesota near Pelican Rapids Crystal Lake (Dakota Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by Boat typically refers to the Recreational use of boats whether Power boats sail boats, or For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Jet Ski is the Brand name of Personal watercraft (PWC manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance The Burnsville Skate Park is a free facility during summer hours. The Burnsville Ice Center has two large professional ice rinks. An Ice rink is a frozen body of Water where people can Ice skate or play winter sports
The Burnsville Athletic Club is an all-volunteer youth sports league. It has an annual participation of nearly 1,300 players annually in the baseball leagues for grades K-12, and 80-90 boys basketball teams in grades 3-12, its two "in-house" sports (sports in which the teams play only other teams within the Burnsville Athletic Club). Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m There are also traveling teams for boys' and girls' basketball and girls' fast pitch softball, which play against similar teams from around the state at a higher competitive level. Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Other adult sports are provided through the city's Recreation department, other recreational organizations and minor league groups.
Burnsville operates as a Statutory Plan B city under the Minnesota Legislature. Government consists of an elected City Council of one mayor and four council members. All four council members are elected at large to serve four year terms. Administrative duties of the city are in charge of the City Manager. The City prepares annual budgets and is required to submit a Comprehensive Plan detailing infrastructure and development progress to the Metropolitan Council. For information about the legislative body of Nashville, see Metropolitan Council (Davidson County.
The city is situated mostly in Minnesota's 40th Senate District, parts of the city lie in district 37, and has traditionally been a Republican stronghold. The 2006 election cycle upset nearly every Republican held seat in the State House and Senate. Currently, the state Senators are John P. Doll (DFL) District 40, a residential tile and stone contractor focusing on health care, children's issues, education, environment, renewable energy, and transportation and Chris Gerlach (R) District 37. The state House Representatives are Will Morgan (DFL) 40A, a chemistry teacher at Burnsville High School focusing on government finance reform and education, and Shelley Madore (DFL) 37A. Burnsville is also located in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by John Kline, a Republican, who is strong on National Defense and conservative on a variety of social issues, scoring 2. Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District covers the south Twin Cities metro area and contains all of Carver, Scott, Le Sueur, Goodhue John Paul Kline (born September 6, 1947 in Allentown Pennsylvania) is an American Politician. 8% progressive on a range of issues and 88% conservative based on 2006 House votes. Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate.  Announced challengers for the house seat occupied by Morgan include former District 191 school board member Deborah Moran and board member Todd Johnson. 
Three 7-9 junior highs
Ten K-6 elementary schools
About 20% of Burnsville residents attend Independent School District 196 schools; they include: Apple Valley High School, and Valley Jr. Independent School District 196 is a K-12 public school district located in the south suburban Twin Cities, near both Minneapolis and St High School, in Apple Valley; and Echo Park Elementary School in Burnsville. Apple Valley is a city located in northwestern Dakota County in the U
About 10% of Burnsville residents attend Independent School District 194 schools; they include: Lakeville North High School, Kenwood Trail Middle School, and Orchard Lake Elementary all of which are in Lakeville. Independent School District 194 is a state and nationally recognized K-12 public school district located in Lakeville in Minnesota. Lakeville North High School (LNHS is a Public high school in northern Lakeville Minnesota. Lakeville (ˈleɪkvɪl is a Suburb 23 miles (37 km south of Downtown Minneapolis in the U
Burnsville is a fully-developed suburban bedroom community. A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential from which most of the Workforce commute out to earn their livelihood Large pockets of ramblers and split-level houses were due to Interstate 35W's completion in the 1960s which came earlier than most of the metro highways. Ranch-style houses (also American Ranch, California Ranch, Rambler or Rancher) is an American domestic Architectural style (although A split-level home is a style of House in which the floor level of one part of the house is about half way between a floor and its ceiling of the other part of the house Burnsville through the 1990s filled in the last of its available land with upscale housing stock and apartment complexes. In the 2000s Burnsville went under redevelopment activity, producing many four-story residential buildings. The Heart of the City, a new downtown area, contains mixed-use residential and retail buildings. This has produced a diverse range of housing types from single-family homes to high-density condominiums. Since the city was developed in a sprawl fashion, new and old buildings sit between each other. The original industrial area along the Minnesota River is mostly abandoned, and also contains a sealed land-fill site. The new industrial area in the west side of the city contains many manufacturing and corporate headquarters as well as large modern warehouses. West of the new downtown area are new office buildings, where one tower reaches above ten stories.
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority provides regional bus service between many transit hubs within the city, south of the river, and to destinations such as the Mall of America, downtown Minneapolis, and Southdale Mall. For the main serving outlet see Metro Transit (Minnesota. The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA is a public transportation agency  Most residents commute and move around by car. Burnsville contains the Interstate Highway 35 split with Interstate Highway 35W leading to downtown Minneapolis and Interstate Highway 35E to downtown St. Interstate 35 (I-35 is a north–south Interstate highway in the central United States. Interstate 35W (I-35W an Interstate highway in Minnesota, is the western route of Interstate 35. Interstate 35E (I-35E is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Minnesota, passing through downtown Saint Paul. Paul. The major on and off-ramps for I-35W are located at Burnsville Parkway, County Road 42, and State Highway 13. County Road 42 and State Highway 13 both provide east-west access to the western suburb of Savage and the eastern suburb of Apple Valley. County State-Aid Highway 42, usually called County Road 42, is a primary arterial Highway in Dakota and Scott Counties of southeastern Minnesota State Highway 13, also called Trunk Highway 13 or TH 13, is a state highway in Minnesota. Major interior arteries include Nicollet Avenue, McAndrews Road (East 138th Street), County Road 5 (Kenwood Trail), County Road 11, Portland Avenue, Southcross Drive, and Lac Lavon Drive.
Burnsville Public Works draws water from wells and not the Minnesota River, supplying all homes and businesses. Electricity is provided by Dakota Electric Association, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative and Xcel Energy. Natural gas is provided by Centerpoint Minnegasco. Telephone and internet services are provided by Frontier Communications and Qwest. 
Fairview Ridges Hospital located south of City Hall along Nicollet Avenue is a 24-hour facility, touting the most advanced emergency, surgery, orthopedic and children's care south of the river. The hospital is within The Ridges campus which includes various medical clinics, services, centers and institutes.  Nearby is a Park Nicollet Medical Center.