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El Charro adds outdoor patio
City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
National Night Out coming up Tuesday
crime and courts
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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October 23, 2014
Q and A with Dakota County Sheriff candidates
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there are elections for city council in Rosemount and Dakota County Sheriff. To help voters make an informed decision, we asked the candidates some questions and...
October 23, 2014 - 3:03pm
October 5, 2014
Dakota County board sets preliminary tax levy
Dakota County taxpayers may see a 2.6 percent increase in the county share of property taxes in 2015. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a proposed 2015 property tax levy of $129,661,717, an increase of 1 percent from the 2014 levy...
October 5, 2014 - 7:48am
October 3, 2014
Coats for Kids drive starts Monday
Kids grow fast. Really fast. And now that cooler weather is right around the corner, some parents may be wondering what to do with those jackets their kids have outgrown. North Trail Elementary School family support worker Char Anderson has a solution: donate those coats to the Salvation...
October 3, 2014 - 7:00am
September 14, 2014
Well water testing program expands in Dakota County
Starting this week, private well owners in Empire, Farmington and Rosemount will receive free water testing kits to help Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture determine if the ground water contains contaminants. In particular, the kits will test nitrate and Manganese...
September 14, 2014 - 7:26am
September 6, 2014
Volunteers needed for Whitetail Woods park opening
When the gates to Whitetail Woods Regional Park open for the first time Sept. 27, it will be the first new regional park in Dakota County since...
September 6, 2014 - 7:00am
August 22, 2014
International symbol of peace visits Farmington
The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a four-ton, world-traveling symbol of harmony and goodwill, made a four-day stop in the Farmington area...
August 22, 2014 - 3:55pm
August 14, 2014
Slavik, Henry advance in county race
Voters in Dakota County narrowed the District 1 county commissioner race to two candidates on Tuesday in the primary election. Incumbent Mike Slavik of Hastings advanced, as did Farmington's Mark Henry. Slavik received 1,940 votes, Henry 640 and Farmington City Council member Terry...
August 14, 2014 - 12:40pm
July 25, 2014
Dakota City featured at Como carousel
The volunteers of Dakota City Heritage Village are taking their show on the road. Or up the road, depending on how one looks at it. About a dozen local volunteers will spend their afternoon, in period costumes, at the Cafesjian’s Carousel at Como Park in St. Paul. The carousel...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 25, 2014 - 1:55pm
June 11, 2014
Dakota City Heritage Village plans summer events
Dakota City Heritage Village is opening the doors to many of its buildings for three events this summer. The events are called Family and Friends Fun Days, and they are meant to be a time for folks to just stop by the village and check things out. “They’re for anybody who wants...
Life/arts and entertainment
June 11, 2014 - 11:22am
June 8, 2014
Dakota City camps send kids back in time
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean all Dakota County kids want to stop learning about history. There are plenty of kids who will gladly put down their iPads and turn off their smartphones, just so they can learn how to not use technology every day. Dakota...
June 8, 2014 - 7:11am
June 5, 2014
Dakota County summit will focus on aging population
The Minnesota State Demographic Center projects by 2030 there will be more people age 65 and older in Minnesota than elementary, middle and high school students combined. That will have significant implications. To explore those implications, Dakota County Public Health has partnered...
June 5, 2014 - 11:22am
May 11, 2014
Dakota County: Nitrate study will expand
After a 2013 study found higher than expected nitrate concentrations in private drinking wells in some Dakota County townships, the county has decided to conduct another, expanded study while also offering the opportunity for additional testing for those who participated the first...
May 11, 2014 - 7:47am
Dakota County: New trailer helps highlight kitchen-fire risks
The Dakota County Fire Chiefs Association unveiled its new kitchen fire prevention trailer at a demonstration Monday outside Eagan City Hall....
May 11, 2014 - 7:42am
May 9, 2014
Legislature OKs change to county government style
A decision last month by the Minnesota Legislature will give Dakota County some new flexibility when it comes to the ways in which it takes input from residents. The legislature’s decision, which the county board still has to accept, allows a change to a county manager style of...
May 9, 2014 - 7:44am
May 8, 2014
Fundraiser will help Hampton sisters who share a rare genetic disorder
Serenity and Kaylee Trezis are happy little girls who’ve been dealt a tough hand. The sisters have both been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called congenital disorders of glycosylation, also known as CDG type 1a. While the severity of the disorder varies from child to child,...
May 8, 2014 - 11:02am