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September 28, 2012
DCC employee charged with theft
An employee of Dakota County's emergency dispatch center in Empire Township has been charged with stealing computer equipment from the county to supply his own computer business. Matthew Steven Brandenburg, 28, of Rosemount, has been charged with two felony theft offenses for allegedly...
September 28, 2012 - 1:23pm
September 21, 2012
Aid available for flood damaged fields
Looking at the dry, yellow stalks of corn in many Dakota County fields, it might be hard to think of the flood waters that stood in many of those same fields early in the 2012 growing season. But the Minnesota Department of Agriculture remembers those days, and, most likely, so...
September 21, 2012 - 7:58am
September 17, 2012
Cleaner charged with theft in Empire
Brittany Woodbeck was hired to clean an Empire Township home, but Dakota County Sheriff's deputies say she cleaned out some of the homeowner's jewelry along with the dust bunnies. The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged Woodbeck, 21, of Hastings, with felony theft for allegedly...
September 17, 2012 - 7:55am
July 16, 2012
CapX2020 power line project breaks ground, heads this way
Even though the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project has broken ground, area residents will not start to see construction until sometime next spring. It's been a couple of years since much has happened with the project, but that doesn't mean the project has gone by the wayside....
July 16, 2012 - 7:12am
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...
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