Castle Rock Valley Cemetery is a peaceful place on a sunny spring afternoon. The rows of stone monuments are arranged on a low hill surrounded by farm fields, the grass neatly trimmed and greenery dots a landscaped area at the property’s entrance.
It’s picturesque, but the group that manages the cemetery’s operations are increasingly worried about how long they can keep it that way.
Individuals interested in soil and water protection in Dakota County should consider filing May 22 to June 5 to run for the position of Supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
The weather plays a big role in how Jess Elsen lives her life. If the day is cold and damp, doing much more than getting out of bed can be a challenge. If she pushes herself too hard on the wrong day, she might end up in a lot of pain and stuck at home for days at a time.
There are several projects either under way or in the planning stages on the University of Minnesota's UMore park property in Empire Township. From gravel mining to a planned wind turbine to the construction of ballfields, we provide an update on where things stand at the site of a development that could eventually be home to more than 20,000 people.
The woods off of Station Trail are quiet on a Tuesday morning. With fresh snow blanketing roads and clinging to branches, signs of recent activity are obvious. On the road, at least, they’re rare. Only a few tire tracks cut through several inches of fresh powder, and if you drive far enough there’s not even that. The road disappears beneath a frosty blanket.
That could change soon, though.
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