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The number of home foreclosures showed a significant decrease in Dakota County in 2009. It is the first decrease in numbers since 2000, according to information released by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Whether that downward trend will continue in 2010 is not known.
Dakota County residents can now recycle their electronics free of charge at the Recycling Zone in Eagan. As of the Jan. 2 residents can drop off their electronics, including televisions, video game systems, and computers at the Recycling Zone and not have to pay a recycling fee. Businesses will still be charged 35 cents per pound for electronics recycling. Waste Management will continue to accept all Sony brand electronics at no charge. That partnership began more than two years ago.
The contract between the cities and Dakota County has been renewed for the Dakota County Drug Task Force in 2010.
It was no deal for a Hampton woman, but she had fun on the "Deal or No Deal" show anyway. "I didn't win a thing," Kristi Waltman said. "My number wasn't picked. "You hold one of the cases with a number on it, and if the ball doesn't land in the slot with the number of the case you're holding, you don't get to play." Waltman had hoped for more. "You know, I thought number four would be lucky," Waltman said. It started about two years ago.
Some Minnesota National Guard soldiers in Iraq will receive a special Christmas present. Stuffed stockings are headed to about 200 troops, compliments of fallen Spc.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Dave Bellows was among the law enforcement officers who announced a statewide crackdown on drunk driving during a press conference last week. Officers from more than 400 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will step up their enforcement of impaired driving during December. "As you can see by the city, county and state law enforcement presence here this morning, our agencies are serious about enforcing DWI laws and ensuring safe roads for all Minnesota drivers," Bellows said. According to information from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the stretch
A zero-increase property tax levy for 2010 has been the starting, and only point of consideration, as Dakota County finalizes its 2010 budget. Details on the proposed 2010 budget and levy will be presented when the Dakota County Board of Commissioners holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the board room of the Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings.
The body of Farmington resident Andrew Lindberg was found Wednesday morning with his downed plane in a remote, wooded area about 24 miles east and 6 miles south of Mahnomen. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties reached the plane this morning, said Jeanine Brand, Clearwater County's attorney and public information officer. The crash site is near the intersection of state Highway 200 and Height of Land Forest Road, a few miles southeast of Roy Lake. As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board officials were en route to investigate the crash.
The Minnesota Supreme Court followed the recommendation of a three-member panel and publicly reprimanded Dakota County Judge Timothy Blakely for his behavior during his 2002-03 divorce proceedings. The Supreme Court censured and suspended Blakely for six months without pay. In its opinion, filed Sept.
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