What do green grass, robins, tulips and broken furniture all have in common? One way or the other, they are all signs of spring around the Farmington area. And in a good way — even the broken furniture.
Piles of broken furniture, old appliances and carpet scraps are part of the annual spring clean-up efforts Empire and Farmington both hold.
The results are in for the March 12 township elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka. Incumbents won seats in all three communities, and Castle Rock voters approved a measure to let township officials appoint the township clerk's position.
Area township voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to their respective boards of supervisors.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Empire, Eureka and Castle Rock town halls.
A 50-year-old Rosemount woman faces felony charges of criminal vehicular operation after a Friday night accident in which she lost control in a roundabout at Highway 3 and 190th Street and hit another car head on.
The woman, Elizabeth Dawn Nelson, was seriously hurt in the accident. Three others received minor injuries.
For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed District have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings Area Nitrate Study almost 10 years ago.
When Mike Slavik was first elected to the Hastings City Council in 2006, his parents breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, that political science degree he’d earned at St. John’s University was going to be used.
Well, now Slavik is using that degree full time. He was sworn last week in as the new Dakota County Commissioner for District 1.
Years of work culminated Tuesday night in the Rosemount City Council’s approval of a series of actions to allow Dakota Aggregates to mine nearly 900 acres on the UMore Park property in southeast Rosemount.
UMore also includes land in Empire Township.
Dakota County commissioner Joe Harris has seen plenty of changes in the communities he’s served over the 30-plus years he’s held the District 1 seat.
But that all comes to an end next week, as Harris has officially retired from the Dakota County Board of Commissioners.
One person received injuries in a three-car accident that closed a section of Highway 3 in Empire township Monday.
The accident occurred around 5:25 p.m., when a southbound tan Chevrolet HHR was struck from behind by a white Camry LE.
Anybody who has been around Farmington for any number of years knows Appleside Orchard closed years ago. But that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t apples – hundreds of delicious apples – still for sale at the same location.
Looking at the dry, yellow stalks of corn in many Dakota County fields, it might be hard to think of the flood waters that stood in many of those same fields early in the 2012 growing season.
But the Minnesota Department of Agriculture remembers those days. That’s why the MDA is accepting applications for flood assistance from agricultural producers in 15 Minnesota counties, including Dakota County.
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