Christine Schuster

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Local legislators seek to repeal controversial Dan Patch moratorium

Savage officials say they're still hopeful that one day passengers will board Minneapolis-bound commuter trains in Savage on the existing Dan Patch rail line. Since 2002, a...

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Setting the stage for "transformational" change in Burnsville Center redevelopment

Burnsville Center is at a crossroads, experts say, and the time is now to show retailers that the mall's heyday might actually be on the horizon. The center was the crown jewel...

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After 150 years of family farming in Savage, Ray Loftus prepares to sell

Ray Loftus knew he'd be the last person working his family's land when he took over the dairy farming operation in 1983. Over the past century, 600 acres of farmland in Savage...

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Gallery: New and familiar holiday traditions at Savage Police Department's Santa Cop

The Savage community came together to celebrate the holiday season and give back to several families at the Savage Police Department's seventh annual Santa Cop event Tuesday....

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Savage Fen a 'success story,' officials say efforts not enough

The 441-acre Savage Fen wetland - home to rare and endangered plants and birds - is nestled between busy roads, industrial operations and housing developments. The expansive...

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Companies along Minnesota River in Savage say high water causes headaches

The Minnesota River in Savage crested for the third time this year on July 12 at 705.52 feet, according to observations reported to the National Weather Service by the U.S. Army...

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Burnsville High School students "speak up" about race and equity and first-of-its kind event

Students and staff at Burnsville High School last week came together for what attendees described as a powerful conversation race and equality. The Dec. 13 event, entitled Speak...

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Savage unites in annual National Night Out celebration

Around 80 neighborhood gatherings took place on Aug. 7 for Nite to Unite - Savage's annual National Night Out celebration. The community building event - held on the first...

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For $40 an hour, Burnsville High School automotive students will fix their teachers' cars

In an old bus garage, located a short walk away from Burnsville High School's main building, a revamped, state-of-the-art auto body shop is operating in full swing. Burnsville...

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Two years in the red, Savage city officials discuss future of municipal liquor operation

Some city officials have questioned whether Savage's municipal liquor operation should continue after years of losing money, though others say it's not as much of a problem as...

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Mountain biking at Murphy-Hanrehan Park can present challenges to first responders

The sprawling forest, dense tree canopies and narrow, rugged trails that attract mountain bikers to Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in Savage also can create dangerous challenges...

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Family-owned Whiskey Inferno raises drinks to Savage history

The restaurateurs behind several downtown-style south metro eateries have opened Whiskey Inferno in their hometown. The new Savage restaurant features a wide range of steakhouse...

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After 20 years of declining enrollment, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District prepares for the trend...

The declining enrollment trend plaguing the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District isn't nearing a turning point, according to this year's projections. District officials recently...

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Heart transplants bring Savage, Prior Lake families together

Through tears, Christin Gigstad thanked the crowd that gathered under the shelter at River Bend Park on July 12 - severe thunderstorms in the area had not kept anyone away....

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What the experts say about increasing traffic on Highway 13

Officials called for public input in a Highway 13 study they hope will guide decision-making about the roadway's future design while balancing needs for mobility and access to...

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A Savage celebration, an album and the 'gifts of cancer'

Around 300 people from around the country gathered at the Ames Center on July 29 for Savage resident Andy Nelson's album release party. It was also his cancer victory party. In...

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Articles Written by Christine Schuster

Archive of articles published in Super Lawyers magazine.