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.
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.
A Hampton father and son, Thomas Herbert Eilen, 56, and Jonathan Peter Eilen, 24, have each been charged with obstructing legal process in connection with their actions at a fire May 23 on their Hampton property. Thomas Eilen has also been charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly struck a Dakota County deputy.
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