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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Egg hunt focus of FBA's Easter event
Community rallies in support of student who received racist note
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
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FORECLOSURE: MERS/Wells Fargo v. Coffey; 17-105811
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PLAN COMM 4-27-2017
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Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Robert "Bob" Sender, 68
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
Real Estate Showcase
February 15, 2017
Red Wing nudges into first place in $500K contest
In an update posted to the Small Business Revolution's Facebook page, Red Wing has moved into first place in the voting for a $500,000 downtown...
February 15, 2017 - 3:51pm
January 3, 2017
Three teens robbed at gunpoint near Eagan High School
EAGAN, Minn. — Three teenagers were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning near Eagan High School, police said. The three juvenile victims told police they were involved in an attempted drug exchange at 9:35 a.m. with three other people in a parking lot at Northview Park, located northwest...
News/crime and courts
January 3, 2017 - 5:17pm
December 29, 2016
Thanks to Christmas rain, Twin Cities has wettest year on record
ST. PAUL — This year is going down as the wettest year on record in Minneapolis-St. Paul, tracing back to when the National Weather Service...
December 29, 2016 - 5:30am
December 15, 2016
Update: Northfield Hospital and clinics, including Farmington, to close early Friday
Due to the approaching winter storm, Northfield Hospital & Clinics will close all its clinics and outpatient services at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. That includes clinics in Northfield, Lonsdale, Lakeville and Farmington, plus the Breast Care Center, Women's Health Center, Orthopedic...
December 15, 2016 - 4:38pm
November 28, 2016
County hopes new nitrate filtration system will clean up water quality downstream
Castle Rock and Eureka townships may see quite a bit of activity along County Road 78 this summer. Besides reconstructing and paving the road from Denmark Avenue between 235th and 240th streets, the county also will be trying a new approach to nitrate filtration.
November 28, 2016 - 10:37am
November 11, 2016
Lebanon Hills closed periodically for controlled deer hunts
Several Dakota County parks will be closed periodically during November and December due to controlled deer hunts. Hunts are scheduled at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Spring Lake Park Reserve, and Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. To ensure the safety of residents, the parks will be...
November 11, 2016 - 12:30pm
October 26, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS—A Lakeville family of four missing since Friday was found safe in a car in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning — and the parents were later booked into jail, Lakeville police said. A Minneapolis resident spotted the parents and their two children, ages 4 and 7,...
October 26, 2016 - 10:22am
October 19, 2016
Children's Castle Theater brings 'Billy Elliot' to the stage
Children's Castle Theater will begin their second weekend of performances of "Billy Elliot — The Musical" this Friday, Oct. 21 at the Lakeville...
October 19, 2016 - 2:09pm
October 10, 2016
Farmington man injured in Wisconsin motorcycle accident
A Minnesota man was hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle he was driving rear-ended a pickup truck in Hager City. Pierce County sheriff's deputies were called at 6:06 p.m. to the crash at Highway 63 and 830th Street in the town of Trenton, where a 1982 Harley-Davidson had struck...
October 10, 2016 - 3:45pm
September 9, 2016
Applications being accepted for Master Water Stewards program
Residents can learn how to protect clean water in lakes and streams in their communities by becoming a Master Water Steward. Applications are being accepted for the Freshwater Society's Master Water Stewards program, which trains residents to protect local waterways from pollution...
September 9, 2016 - 11:39am
September 7, 2016
Household Hazardous Waste drop off scheduled for Sept. 10
Dakota County residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the city of Farmington Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household hazardous waste, household chemicals, and electronics will be accepted for free during the drop...
September 7, 2016 - 8:22am
September 1, 2016
Eastbound Highway 50 closes in Farmington beginning Sept. 6
Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 50 next week while crews continue to make improvements to Highway 3 in Farmington. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, eastbound Highway 50 will be closed at the intersection of Highway 3. The closure is necessary in order to provide...
September 1, 2016 - 5:37am
‘Worst case’ is training focus for Farmington, Rosemount responders
No one likes to think about what would happen if a tornado struck this area. Fortunately, there are people who specialize in thinking those thoughts. On April 23, first responders from the police, public works and fire departments in Farmington, Rosemount and Lakeville got together...
May 1, 2014 - 1:39pm
April 24, 2014
Dakota County: Crossing will get a new look
Getting from Farmington to Vermillion or Hastings will be a little trickier in the future, thanks to some changes the Minnesota Department of...
April 24, 2014 - 1:47pm
April 20, 2014
Farmington, Rosemount chiefs urge preparedness
When the severe weather sirens go off — twice — on April 24, there may well not even be a cloud in the sky. But Farmington’s and Rosemount’s police chiefs still want residents to think about taking cover. April 21-25 is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day has a different...
April 20, 2014 - 7:15am