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Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Lost cow finds owner through social media
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Construction crews hit gas line in new housing development
Road closures for Highway 3 paving begin Sept. 23
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Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Volleyball: Tigers earn first title at home invite
Cross country: Fenske, Peterson 1-2 at Applejack
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
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US Federal Credit Union vs Weidner
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Aura
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Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Jarvis
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Wimberly
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
Real Estate Showcase
January 13, 2011
Countywide HiPP group looks for ways cities can work together
Some things just work so well, they might be worth repeating. Take the Dakota Communications Center in Empire Township. It opened a couple of years ago as a joint project of Dakota County and all of the cities in the county. By all accounts, it's a success story of the county's High...
January 13, 2011 - 9:04am
January 12, 2010
DCC executive director will retire
Dakota Communications Center executive director Kent Therkelsen has announced he will retire this spring. "In 2006 when I got involved with this I wanted to be part of a start-up project. It's been my plan all along to leave when I felt that there was good operational stability,"...
January 12, 2010 - 3:03pm
October 30, 2009
The tricks were the treat
Kids turned out in costume -- in this case Batman and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle -- for Magic Norm and the Happy Pirate Show Friday morning...
October 30, 2009 - 1:35pm
September 17, 2009
Supreme Court censures, suspends Dakota County judge
The Minnesota Supreme Court followed the recommendation of a three-member panel and publicly reprimanded Dakota County Judge Timothy Blakely for his behavior during his 2002-03 divorce proceedings. The Supreme Court censured and suspended Blakely for six months without pay. In...
September 17, 2009 - 3:38pm
April 2, 2009
County group opposes power line plan
For months, area electric utility companies Great River Energy, Xcel Energy, along with nine others from the Dakotas to Wisconsin, have held public meetings to explain a proposed power line expansion project called CapX2020. But a group here in Dakota County is not buying into...
April 2, 2009 - 2:58pm
March 31, 2009
Two charged with unlawful possession of weapons
Two men who told Dakota County Sheriff's deputies they are members of the Crips gang face felony charges after deputies found them shooting at targets in Castle Rock Township. Deputies found 23-year-old Mau Chau of North St. Paul and 30-year-old South St. Paul resident Tasheen Goggins...
March 31, 2009 - 10:16am
March 16, 2009
Police believe pot grower tossed cash found by teen
The Dakota County Attorney's office has filed felony charges against a 36-year-old Farmington man in connection with money and drugs found last week in a Farmington ditch. Farmington police first came into contact with John Taylor Jordan March 9 when they were investigating a complaint...
March 16, 2009 - 11:38am
March 9, 2009
Pawlenty speaks Monday at chamber of commerce luncheon in Farmington
Governor Tim Pawlenty said there are challenges ahead for state government but expressed confidence the state will balance its budget and put...
March 9, 2009 - 2:41pm
February 26, 2009
Pawlenty to speak at chamber lunch March 9
Governor Tim Pawlenty will talk budget and other legislative issues at a March 9 chamber of commerce lunch at the Farmington Eagles Club. The lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $20. For more information call Amanda Franklin at 651-452-9872 or e-mail afranklin...
February 26, 2009 - 1:56pm
February 17, 2009
Help is out there for small businesses
Running a small business is never easy, and when the economy is struggling it only gets harder. That's where Christine Pigsley comes in. Pigsley is associate dean of business and entrepreneurship at Dakota County Technical College.
February 17, 2009 - 12:00am
February 12, 2009
County attorney's actions questioned
A complaint has been filed against Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom for a chain of e-mails that played a role in a defense witness' decision to not testify at a murder trial. Backstrom denies any wrongdoing in the case. The case was at trial in November 2008 and involved Nicole...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Dakota County Jail: Making art in unlikely places
This is a story of hope, and it takes place in jail -- the Dakota County Jail. The character in the story who introduces the other lead characters is commander Blair Anderson, followed by other jail staff. The main focus of this story, however, is inmates Michael Vance, Joel Foote...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Gaylord is new county board chair
There are real challenges facing Dakota County and the county board of commissioners in 2009. But working together, they can meet those challenges. That was the focal point of the comments made Tuesday by commissioner Katherine Gaylord after she was elected the 2009 board chair....
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Deputy charged with DWI
Joshua Williams, the Dakota County Sheriff's deputy convicted last year in connection with a fatal accident in Farmington, has been formally charged in connection with a November drunk driving arrest. The Hennepin County Attorney's office charged Williams this week with driving while...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
Minnesota's first case of culture-confirmed influenza reported
Minnesota has recorded its first culture-confirmed case of influenza for the 2008-09 season in a 39-year-old man from Chisago County. The man's illness was caused by the A (H1) strain of the virus, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday, Dec. 12.
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am