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April 26, 2013
Sinkholes an issue on several Eureka township roads
Getting around Eureka Township has been a little more difficult lately, thanks to the amount of snow and rain the area has received. Several culverts in the township have given out in recent weeks, creating something of a sink hole in those locations. Three areas of concern have...
April 26, 2013 - 11:24am
March 16, 2013
Eureka organic-farming pioneer will speak at Robert Trail Library
For nearly 30 years, just up Highway 3 from Rosemount, Atina and Martin Diffley sold vegetables from their roadside stand in Eagan. Many of their...
March 16, 2013 - 7:24am
March 12, 2013
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 11, 2013
CapX2020 project begins
The CapX2020 utilities have started construction on the estimated $500 million, 150-mile Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kilovolt project.
March 11, 2013 - 7:36am
March 10, 2013
Eureka Township may change density rules
When Eureka Township residents go to their annual meeting Tuesday, they'll get an update on a proposed housing density ordinance change that would give landowners more flexibility with their housing rights. A group called the Transfer Task Force has been working on a proposed change...
March 10, 2013 - 7:33am
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
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
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
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
April 24, 2012
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 20, 2012
Eureka resident Atina Diffley publishes book about organic farming
There is more drama than you might expect in the world of organic farming. Bad weather and legal battles. Romance. Even some menacing coyotes. Atina Diffley has captured much of that drama in Turn Here Sweet Corn, a recently published memoir that records more than three decades...
April 20, 2012 - 7:48am
August 6, 2009
Driver hits town hall, then hits it again
A Eureka Township woman, apparently suffering from a mental disability, escaped serious injury after driving her van into the side of the Eureka Township Hall last week. The woman, whose name is not being released, reportedly drove her van to the township property sometime after...
August 6, 2009 - 12:54pm
June 25, 2009
Lonsdale man loses his life in work accident
The victim in the fatal industrial accident has been identified as Samuel Ray Young, 49-years old of Lonsdale, MN The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an industrial accident that claimed the life of Samuel Ray Young, a 49-year old of Lonsdale. Young was working at...
June 25, 2009 - 2:43pm