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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Egg hunt focus of FBA's Easter event
Community rallies in support of student who received racist note
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
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FORECLOSURE: MERS/Wells Fargo v. Coffey; 17-105811
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PLAN COMM 4-27-2017
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Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Robert "Bob" Sender, 68
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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January 23, 2017
It's not too late to get vaccinated: Officials urge Minnesotans to get a flu shot
Officials from the Minnesota Department of Health are urging people who have not yet gotten their flu shot to do so soon. Flu season can last...
January 23, 2017 - 5:30am
January 22, 2017
Minnesota may gain "mild" days in spring, fall
DULUTH — For years the discussion about global climate change has been about how warm it's going to get in many areas, or how wet, how...
January 22, 2017 - 5:30am
January 13, 2017
Register snowmobiles to keep Minn. trails well marked, maintained
ST. PAUL — Minnesota snowmobilers can help protect and preserve their sport by registering their snowmobiles The revenue from snowmobile registration...
January 13, 2017 - 1:30pm
January 10, 2017
Smokey Winged wasp recruited in fight against Emerald Ash Borers
The emerald ash borer has proved an elusive foe to conservationists. It hides in the tree tops and its larvae stow away under the bark of the...
January 10, 2017 - 12:29pm
December 29, 2016
Local snowmobile clubs make public plea for new members
Talk to any snowmobile club member around here and you're sure to get an earful about a very touchy subject: dwindling membership. "I'm 73 and...
December 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Thanks to Christmas rain, Twin Cities has wettest year on record
ST. PAUL — This year is going down as the wettest year on record in Minneapolis-St. Paul, tracing back to when the National Weather Service...
December 29, 2016 - 5:30am
December 26, 2016
Silent killer: Experts warn of risks, symptoms of carbon monoxide following Vergas death
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Known by many as a "silent killer," carbon monoxide, a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas, tends to strike, poisoning...
December 26, 2016 - 5:30am
December 18, 2016
Minnesota drivers are the best or worst?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drivers are the best in the U.S., and we're among the worst in the U.S. Confused? The two completely opposite assessments of Minnesotans' driving safety and traffic law compliance came recently from two different companies in the insurance industry. CarInsuranceComparison.com...
December 18, 2016 - 5:30am
December 12, 2016
Update: Mail and vehicle thefts reported in Hampton and Farmington
The Dakota County Sheriff's Department reported that every mailbox and unlocked vehicle in a section of Hampton was riffled through over the...
December 12, 2016 - 4:42pm
December 11, 2016
Dakota County accepting citizen advisory committee applications
Residents of Dakota County are invited to join a number of volunteer citizen advisory committees that provide advice to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. Dakota County residents interested in serving on a committee can call the county administration at 651-438-4418 for an...
December 11, 2016 - 5:30am
December 6, 2016
Deer disease in southeast Minnesota appears to be contained
ST. PAUL — No additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease from samples collected this fall in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Nearly one-third of all deer harvested during southeastern Minnesota’s first firearms...
December 6, 2016 - 5:30am
November 29, 2016
Hampton man awarded Dakota Electric Township Leader Award
Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Jeff Reed of Hampton the Outstanding Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks...
November 29, 2016 - 5:30am
November 28, 2016
County hopes new nitrate filtration system will clean up water quality downstream
Castle Rock and Eureka townships may see quite a bit of activity along County Road 78 this summer. Besides reconstructing and paving the road from Denmark Avenue between 235th and 240th streets, the county also will be trying a new approach to nitrate filtration.
November 28, 2016 - 10:37am
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center to hold child online safety class Dec. 6
It seemed innocent enough. A busy mother posted on a Facebook community page that she was in search of someone to drive her preschooler to afterschool activities. But to Chuck Welch, a father of three from Farmington, the post seemed like an open invitation to child predators. "You...
November 28, 2016 - 5:30am
November 27, 2016
Workshops planned to assist residents with MNsure
Dakota County Community Services is offering workshops to assist people applying for MNsure health care programs during the 2016-17 open enrollment period. MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can get help, compare plans, and choose from a variety of...
November 27, 2016 - 5:30am