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Burnsville Jazz Festival Falls Silent This Year

The festival will be cancelled this year. - Photo Courtesy Burnsville Arts and All that Jazz

Ten years ago, Dan Gustafson stood at the dedication of Nicollett Commons Park in Burnsville and thought, "this would be a great place for a community jazz festival."

Only a few weeks later, Burnsville had its first Art and All that Jazz Festival.

Apple Valley Police Officer Involved 3-Car Collision

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Apple Valley police say an on-duty officer driving a patrol vehicle was involved in a three car collision Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue in Apple Valley.

Minn. Zoo Welcomes Bongo Calves to African Exhibit

Bongo calves were born at the Minnesota Zoo. - Photo and video courtesy of the Minnesota Zoo.

Two healthy bongo calves will be included at the Minnesota Zoo's summer African exhibit.

A male calf, born June 6, was later joined by a female calf, born June 16, the Apple Valley zoo announced Tuesday. The calves stood within the first minutes of birth.

They currently weigh about 40- to 30 pounds.

Mobile Food Pantry Helping Minn. Children in Need

5 Eyewitness News is helping Minnesota kids get healthy food through our Summer Harvest campaign.

In Dakota county, the Eagan and Lakeville Resource Centers have launched a mobile pantry.

Each Wednesday, volunteers load a bus and head out to Inver Hills Community College where those in need gather food for their families.

4K Volunteers Needed for Feed My Starving Children

A volunteer at Feed My Starving Children. - Photo courtesy of Feed My Starving Children.

Feed My Starving Children is looking for summer volunteers to meet the group's promised meal shipments to 70 countries worldwide.

The organization's packing sites in Chanhassen, Eagan and Coon Rapids are open to volunteers six days a week, five shifts each day, according to the group.

26-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies in Lakeville Crash

A 26-year-old Claremont man is dead after a crash in Lakeville Saturday.

According to Lakeville Police, the crash occurred around 6:14 p.m. on Cedar Avenue near 202nd Street when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle.

The motorcycle operator, James Alan Batten II, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries.

Metro Red Line Bus Service Debuts

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The new Metro Red Line bus service debuted Saturday with rides every day of the week between Apple Valley and the Mall of America in Bloomington.

The Red Line connects with Blue Line trains at the Mall of America transit station and local bus service in Apple Valley, Eagan and Lakeville.

Service began Saturday, June 22.