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Rosemount hires firm to find next administrator
Attendance areas to be reset for new elementary school in District 196
Rosemount's ACT scores better than state average
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
ISD 196 students get iPads for start of school year
crime and courts
With heavy hearts, Pipers defend Class A state title
Girls soccer: Irish breeze through first two opponents
Boys soccer: Irish play to tie, 2-1 loss in opening week
Girls tennis: Ramesh, No. 2 doubles win against Sabers
Volleyball: Irish sweep first match at Breakdown Side Out Showcase
LaComb sees first play come to life
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
RHS student earns Eagle rank
Senior food program seeks more participation
Laps for Lars
arts and entertainment
TCF National Bank vs. Driscoll
Vermillion State Bank vs. Obeidzinski
Mortgage Electronic Reg. System vs. Sawdey
Lakeland Mortgage Corp. vs Harrell
Beverly K. Erickson, 73
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Chuck Brooks: Good teachers are always working
Pat Rupp: So you want to be on the school board?
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Real Estate Showcase
June 10, 2016
Highway 3 construction starts June 13
Motorists will encounter delays and lane closures on Highway 3 between Highway 50 in Farmington and 170th St in Empire Township beginning Monday, June 13. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. alternating lanes will close starting on the south end of the construction project. In addition, area residents,...
June 10, 2016 - 5:57am
June 3, 2016
From oil to fuel – and more: A look inside one of the area’s biggest landmarks
On the east side of Rosemount is Minnesota’s largest ongoing construction project. In the past four years alone, the site has added about $400...
June 3, 2016 - 5:58am
June 2, 2016
Lind no longer on the line at DCC
As a visitor left her office at the Dakota Communications Center last week, Diane Lind offered a warning about the traffic on 160th Street. Drivers...
June 2, 2016 - 6:00am
May 29, 2016
Chaos, uncertainty reign as session ends
The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left undone in their allotted time. Sunday’s midnight deadline continued legislators’ chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am
May 27, 2016
Dakota County ranks high with its residents
Dakota County residents continue to like living here and rate the quality of life very good. That is the indication from the 2016 Multi-County Residential Opinion Survey conducted earlier this year. The survey was done in collaboration with Olmsted, Scott, St. Louis and Washington...
May 27, 2016 - 5:58am
May 6, 2016
Flint Hills plants 5,000th tree
Flint Hills Resources celebrated Arbor Day last week after recently planting its 5,000th tree in Dakota County. Since 2008, Flint Hills Resources has planted hundreds of trees each year at locations around Dakota County. The donated trees — mostly pines and hardwoods — are native...
May 6, 2016 - 5:57am
May 5, 2016
County names new manager
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners announced last week that Matt Smith is the county’s new manager. In his new role, Smith will oversee...
May 5, 2016 - 3:39pm
April 1, 2016
County property values are rising
Dakota County property owners are receiving their annual valuation and property tax notices this month. The valuation report, prepared by the Dakota County Assessing Services, indicates that the taxable market values in Dakota County increased approximately 4.3 percent to $441.31...
April 1, 2016 - 6:00am
Adult felony charges are up 13 percent in Dakota County
After several years of decreasing numbers of adult felony charges in Dakota County, there was a change in 2015 — a big one. A recently-released report from the Dakota County Attorney’s office indicates that the number of adult criminal cases charged last year was 1,766, up 201...
April 1, 2016 - 12:19am
March 24, 2016
County will go cruising for photos
A countywide property imaging project kicked off this week in Dakota County. The Dakota County Assessor’s Office has contracted with CycloMedia Technology to take street level images of properties in Dakota County from March 21–May 15. The county uses these images to update land...
March 24, 2016 - 5:59am
March 19, 2016
Juvenile crime numbers are down from previous years
The number of juvenile criminal cases prosecuted in Dakota County showed a slight decline from the previous year. The number of felony-level juvenile crime cases remained the same — 152 — as reported in 2014. Numbers in Farmington stayed steady, while juvenile prosecutions dropped...
March 19, 2016 - 5:59am
March 11, 2016
Water study says nitrates are a concern in county
A report submitted in January to the state legislature by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has put a spotlight on water quality concerns. The report, which is the result of a 2013 legislative directive to the MPCA, focused on groundwater contaminants and recommendations for...
March 11, 2016 - 6:00am
March 4, 2016
Mortgage foreclosures drop by 18 percent
The number of homes lost to foreclosure in Minnesota is at its lowest level since 2005, according to a recently-released report from the Minnesota Homeownership Center. There is also good news for Dakota County. The report, titled identified 7,212 foreclosures in Minnesota in 2015,...
March 4, 2016 - 5:59am
February 26, 2016
Sheriff provides safe ‘swap spots’
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a pair of safe “swap spots” at the Dakota County Government Center in Hastings where residents can conduct transactions in public. Transactions may include online purchases, child custody exchanges or any transaction where meeting...
February 26, 2016 - 5:59am
February 11, 2016
Go behind the badge with citizen academy
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual citizen academy over the course of six consecutive Thursdays starting on March 3 and concluding on April 7. The six sessions will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy allows citizens...
February 11, 2016 - 1:23pm