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Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
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Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
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October 24, 2013
Thursday fire damages Empire township home
A fire left extensive smoke and water damage to a Empire four-plex Thursday afternoon. Farmington firefighters responded to the report of...
October 24, 2013 - 5:30pm
August 6, 2013
Wrong-way driver charged with DWI
Evan Gittus was going fast in the wrong direction when a Dakota County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over June 15 in Empire Township. The deputy stopped Gittus, 20, of Eagan, shortly after 5 a.m. after clocking him going 91 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone.
News/crime and courts
August 6, 2013 - 12:18pm
June 25, 2013
UMore AUAR review process continues
An Alternative Urban Arewide Review that outlines the possible impacts the University of Minnesota's planned UMore Park development will have on Rosemount and Empire Township was the topic of discussion at a public meeting on Monday, and community members came prepared with their...
June 25, 2013 - 1:28pm
April 28, 2013
There will be several opportunities in the near future to comment on UMore plan
This summer the city of Rosemount, Empire Township and the University of Minnesota will finish up their work on an Alternative Urban Areawide Review of the UMore property. Before the city council approves the final product sometime in September, they want feedback from the public...
April 28, 2013 - 7:40am
April 12, 2013
Empire, Farmington cleanup events are a sign of spring
What do green grass, robins, tulips and broken furniture all have in common? One way or the other, they are all signs of spring around the Farmington area. And in a good way -- even the broken furniture. Piles of broken furniture, old appliances and carpet scraps are part of the...
April 12, 2013 - 10:06am
Incumbents sweep Tuesday's township elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka
Castle Rock Township officials will now be able to appoint the township clerk, after a close vote in Tuesday's township elections. The question of whether the clerk's position should be appointed or elected passed on a 98-73 vote. It was the only question on a ballot for any of Farmington's...
March 12, 2013 - 9:23pm
March 9, 2013
Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka voters will go to the polls Tuesday
Area township voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to their respective boards of supervisors. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Empire, Eureka and Castle Rock town halls. Longtime board member Jamie Elvestad is running unopposed for Empire...
March 9, 2013 - 7:35am
March 8, 2013
Rosemount woman charged in Empire roundabout crash
A 50-year-old Rosemount woman faces felony charges of criminal vehicular operation after a Friday night accident in which she lost control in a roundabout at Highway 3 and 190th Street and hit another car head on. The woman, Elizabeth Dawn Nelson, was seriously hurt in the accident....
News/crime and courts
March 8, 2013 - 2:13pm
February 11, 2013
Dakota County targets nitrates in water
For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed District have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the...
February 11, 2013 - 7:20am
January 20, 2013
Fields set for 2013 township elections
Once again, Empire township's elections should bring little surprise the morning after. But Castle Rock and Eureka? Well, that might be something different. The filing of affidavits of candidacy for township elections closed Tuesday, and two of the three townships around Farmington...
January 20, 2013 - 7:44am
January 17, 2013
New era begins in Dakota County
When Mike Slavik was first elected to the Hastings City Council in 2006, his parents breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, that political science...
January 17, 2013 - 9:22am
December 30, 2012
Mining at UMore gets OK
Years of work culminated Tuesday night in the Rosemount City Council's approval of a series of actions to allow Dakota Aggregates to mine nearly 900 acres on the UMore Park property in southeast Rosemount. UMore also includes land in Empire Township. Among the actions was approval...
December 30, 2012 - 7:48am
December 27, 2012
Harris reflects on his years on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners
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. He'll be...
December 27, 2012 - 1:09pm
October 7, 2012
One hurt in Highway 3 crash
One person received injuries in a three-car accident that closed a section of Highway 3 in Empire township Monday. The accident occurred around...
October 7, 2012 - 7:26am
October 5, 2012
A growing taste for apples around Farmington
Anybody who has been around Farmington for any number of years knows Appleside Orchard closed years ago. But that doesn't necessarily mean there...
October 5, 2012 - 11:49am