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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
arts and entertainment
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: 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
March 31, 2014
Foreclosures on the decline in Dakota County
In Minnesota the number of mortgage foreclosures decreased by more than a third in 2013 from the previous year. There was even better news in Dakota County. In 2013, there were 11,834 foreclosures in Minnesota, down 34 percent from 2012 with the decrease balanced between the Twin...
March 31, 2014 - 7:15am
March 22, 2014
Dakota County: Juvenile crime numbers down
The number of criminal charges against juveniles declined in both Farmington and Rosemount from 2012 to 2013. Farmington saw the bigger drop between the two cities. There were 42 charges against juveniles last year in the city, down from 61 in 2012. That includes all levels of crimes...
News/crime and courts
March 22, 2014 - 7:20am
March 13, 2014
Tipping a few back in the name of science
Police officers turned into bartenders and Rosemount’s Fire Station #2 turned into a makeshift party room Monday afternoon. All in the name...
March 13, 2014 - 1:43pm
March 10, 2014
Felonies down last year in Farmington, Rosemount
Both Farmington and Rosemount saw declines last year in the number of adults charged with felony-level offenses. Rosemount saw the bigger drop of the two cities. There were 31 individuals charged with 41 offenses in the city in 2013, down from 52 individuals and 72 offenses in 2012....
News/crime and courts
March 10, 2014 - 7:47am
March 9, 2014
Residents can have input on Dakota Counyty park plan
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested applicants to serve on its Lebanon Hills Regional Park 2014 Master Plan Citizen Panel and review specific elements of the park’s draft 2014 master plan to provide comments to the board. The panel — which will consist...
March 9, 2014 - 7:44am
Capitol notes: Wills’ tax-repeal bill moves forward in House
A bill chief authored by Representative Anna Wills (R-Apple Valley) to repeal all three business-to-business taxes passed during the 2013 legislative session received its first committee hearing on Tuesday, the first official day of the 2014 legislative session. The bill (HF1973)...
March 9, 2014 - 7:41am
Regional chamber rolls out a new look
It’s been a few year since the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce updated its look. And with new leadership at the helm, this seemed like the time. The DCR rolled out a new website last week. Chamber executive director Vicki Stute said the goal of the new design was to...
March 9, 2014 - 7:22am
March 6, 2014
Roundabouts abound in plan for Farmington's 195th St.
Farmington could have three new roundabouts as part of a 195th Street reconstruction project scheduled for 2015, according to Dakota County transportation...
March 6, 2014 - 10:43am
February 28, 2014
Leslie announces run for sheriff’s job
Dakota County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Leslie announced last week that he will seek the office of Dakota County Sheriff. Current Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows announced Feb. 11 that he would not seek another term. “When my mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, announced...
February 28, 2014 - 7:58am
February 20, 2014
Agendas filling as legislative session nears
Funding for Dakota County Technical College, pedestrian safety on Farmington roads, lower prices for natural gas and the reduction of bullying in schools are all on the minds of local legislators as the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature draws near. The session doesn’t start...
February 20, 2014 - 11:24am
February 13, 2014
Community group hopes to branch out in south metro
It’s kind of hard to build a treehouse without a tree. So Grant Beyl is hoping to get some help planting that tree. In this particular case, the “tree” is a group of people who will contribute time, energy and money to an organization called TreeHouse. TreeHouse is an outreach...
February 13, 2014 - 3:03pm
February 6, 2014
Farmington's Special Olympics program hopes to grow
In this Olympic year, Empire township resident Rochelle Tillison is trying to recruit her own athletes and volunteers. Tillison is looking for...
February 6, 2014 - 12:45pm
Power line nears completion in Dakota County
Construction of a new powerline project through the southern townships of Dakota County is nearing its completion. The 345 kilovolt transmission...
February 6, 2014 - 12:41pm
January 30, 2014
Farmington police break up widespread burglary ring
Farmington police have broken up a ring of at least a dozen men and women who they say have committed multiple burglaries and stolen thousands...
News/crime and courts
January 30, 2014 - 12:47pm
January 26, 2014
Snow creates dangerous driving conditions Sunday
Sunday’s snow, high winds and dropping temperatures have resulted in several road closings in the Farmington area. According to a dispatcher...
January 26, 2014 - 6:31pm