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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Crime Prevention Tips by George

Spring Break is quickly approaching, and many Minnesotans are planning vacations somewhere warm. Before you pack up and head out, make sure you take a few necessary steps to keep your house and everything in it, safe. Here are some tips that can help protect your home while you are away:1. Invest in good locks on windows and doors. Locking…
Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Your water meter needs to be updated or replaced.

Beginning this summer, the City of Savage will begin updating or replacing all of the City’s residential and commercial water meters with “smart” meter technology called Automatic Meter Infrastructure (AMI). These new meters will save time, prevent recording errors, provide better leak detection and allow for more accurate and faster collection of water usage readings than the current drive-by technology.…
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

Development Update

Update (January 12, 2017) -- The Comprehensive Plan Amendment request for the property at 4562 McColl Drive (the Williams farm site), submitted by Topaz Investments to facilitate development of a chemical addiction rehabilitation facility, has been withdrawn from consideration.  The developer is no longer pursuing the proposed facility at this location. Consequently, the item will not be discussed or considered…
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00
2017 Prior Lake Polar Plunge

2017 Prior Lake Polar Plunge

The Prior Lake Polar Plunge will be held on February 18, 2017 at Sand Point Beach in Prior Lake. Registration is now open! Brrring it on! It’s never too early to sign up for the Polar Plunge presented by Minnesota Law Enforcement. Come show your support for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) and learn firsthand what it means to be “freezin’…
Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00
Small investment with large return.

Small investment with large return.

by Deputy Fire Chief, John Babin When we talk about home safety, a small investment can yield large returns. That small investment is a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers are among the items we should all own, but never want to use. Just in the past couple months, there have been a number of fire calls in Savage where residents or…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

City warns of thin ice on ponds

With temperatures dipping into frigid territory this week, many of the ponds around Savage are starting to freeze over. People may be tempted to venture out onto the ice, but Fire Chief Joel McColl cautions people that the ice is not solid through and through, making it unsafe. "Although we are getting some cold weather, the ice is still thin,"…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

Why is the City of Savage named Savage?

This past year, Savage surpassed the 30,000 population milestone. Much of that growth has been young families who have moved to the community for the convenient location, quaint downtown, multitude of parks, trails and outdoor recreational opportunities, and good schools. But do they know about the fascinating history of the community?  With the help of volunteers from the Dan Patch…
Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Look out for the zebra! Pedestrian Safety PSA

The City of Savage is serious about making our city streets safe and easy to cross. New zebra crosswalks and blinking lights are being installed at both Vernon Avenue and 137th Street, and Lynne Avenue and 128th Street that will make crossing to neighborhood parks safer. Instead of just two white lines marking the crosswalk, a zebra crosswalk is alternating…
Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:00

Roundabouts in Savage

Roundabouts in general are changing the way we drive. They are increasingly being used because they can give motorists a safe, clog –free drive while saving taxpayer money too.  Why a roundabout?  Safer than signalized intersection: Roundabouts have been shown to reduce fatal and injury accidents by as much as 76%. The reduction in accidents is attributed to slower speeds and a…