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Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
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MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
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Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
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June 23, 2012
Empire traffic stop ends with a tazing
A routine traffic stop took an unexpected turn earlier this month when a Dakota County sheriff's deputy was forced to taze the driver. The officer made the stop around 11:30 p.m. June 12 in Empire Township after noticing a car with its license plate light out. According to a criminal...
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June 23, 2012 - 7:47am
May 31, 2012
In Empire Townshp, weekly gatherings remain popular
Empire Township has a good thing going on Sunday nights. A good, old fashioned, entertainment in the park kind of thing. And it keeps getting better every year. This Sunday kicks off what Empire parks and recreation commission members think is the ninth season of the Empire Summer...
May 31, 2012 - 9:40am
May 24, 2012
For Farmington area cemeteries, a struggle to survive
Castle Rock Valley Cemetery is a peaceful place on a sunny spring afternoon. The rows of stone monuments are arranged on a low hill surrounded...
May 24, 2012 - 10:35am
SWCD seeks applicants to fill open supervisor seats
Individuals interested in soil and water protection in Dakota County should consider filing May 22 to June 5 to run for the position of Supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Soil and Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of...
April 24, 2012 - 7:10am
April 12, 2012
Farmington, Empire may partner to run new ballfields
Farmington officials are hoping to team up with their neighbors when Empire Township's new athletic complex opens in 2013. On Monday, the Farmington...
April 12, 2012 - 11:36am
April 6, 2012
Empire's Elsen is looking for a helping hand
The weather plays a big role in how Jess Elsen lives her life. If the day is cold and damp, doing much more than getting out of bed can be a...
April 6, 2012 - 10:51am
August 27, 2011
UMore Park: A progress report
As the UMore Park project gets up and going there's a lot going on. In coming months residents may notice some activity on the property. Here's a little information on what's happening out there. The University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education (UMore) Park is the University's...
August 27, 2011 - 7:58am
February 4, 2010
New park is taking shape
The woods off of Station Trail are quiet on a Tuesday morning. With fresh snow blanketing roads and clinging to branches, signs of recent activity are obvious. On the road, at least, they're rare. Only a few tire tracks cut through several inches of fresh powder, and if you drive...
February 4, 2010 - 5:16pm
January 21, 2010
Little competition on ballots
If it weren't for electing a couple of supervisors here and there, elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka townships would be pretty quiet this year. None of the three townships has any kind of a ballot question to be decided in the March 9 election. And, for that matter, one...
January 21, 2010 - 12:52pm
November 5, 2009
New public works building was a long time coming
Besides the fact it's the first building Empire Township has built in more than three decades, Jeff Hince is excited for the township's new maintenance...
November 5, 2009 - 3:09pm
October 29, 2009
Big project blows into Empire
A massive new wind turbine to be built sometime in the next year in Empire Township could help make Minnesota a national and perhaps international leader in wind energy research. The new turbine, funded by a U.S.
October 29, 2009 - 10:00am
September 24, 2009
Local crime gets national-television attention
The Dakota County Sheriff's Department hopes an appearance on national television will inject some new life into an old investigation. They're looking for a man responsible for a kidnapping in Empire Township and a bank robbery in Apple Valley. And now they've got America on the...
September 24, 2009 - 3:33pm
March 5, 2009
Proposed plant would turn trash to fuel
A Minnesota company is looking to Empire Township as the location for a plant that will turn garbage to gold. On Tuesday night Rational Energies presented a plan for a 200,000-square-foot plant that could start turning trash and other waste material into high-quality diesel fuel...
March 5, 2009 - 7:00am