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Night of drinking leads to drug charges
Dakota County has requests for state legislature
City set to break ground on activity center
Clausen receives award
Police report: Nov. 16 - Nov. 22
crime and courts
Girls basketball preview: Focused on improvement
Irish Top 5 fall season moments
Girls hockey: Irish outplayed by South, Eagan
Girls hockey: Penalties hurt Irish at Simley
Boys basketball: Shelton wants defense, hustle
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ORD B240 city of rosemount
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Matthews
Wells Fargo Bank vs Norwig
SHAFER city of rosemount
VESTERRA city of rosemount
Herb N. Nivala, 62
Virgil A. Chesness, 84
Pastor Edwin Johnson, Jr., 82
Randal Gene Coffey, 61
Eugene Hamilton Clay, 91
Nathan Hansen's column: The better headline is below
Chuck Brooks' column: Connections remain over the years
Andrea Langworthy's column: Rest in peace, my mentor, my friend
Letter: Kline grateful for support at the polls
Student voices: Operation Meet Bob
Get Out! Deals
October 1, 2014
Report highlights hazards on UMore property
The Minnesota Department of Health wants to know what health concerns Rosemount residents have concerning the Gopher Ordnance Works site. At the request of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Health completed a public health assessment of the...
October 1, 2014 - 10:05am
September 18, 2014
Editorial: Judges are an important part of elections
Elections are a big deal, obviously. They determine who will make the decisions for your city, your school district, your state or your country. Residents with a stake in what’s going on in the world around them should vote. Putting those elections on is a big job. Getting...
opinion / editorials
September 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
Finally enjoying the fruits of their labor
The trees at Castle Rock Orchard are not what you might imagine when you picture an orchard. There are no spreading branches, no rolling hills to rumble over on a hayride. Just long, straight rows of short trees attached to trellises. The apples are still plenty tasty, though,...
September 18, 2014 - 12:53pm
Dakota Electric makes McGruff kits available
McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities. Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, provides local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota...
September 18, 2014 - 12:39pm
September 11, 2014
Well water testing program expands
Starting this week, private well owners in Empire, Farmington and Rosemount will receive free water testing kits to help Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture determine if the ground water contains contaminants. In particular, the kits will test nitrate and...
news / government
September 11, 2014 - 10:39am
August 28, 2014
Dakota County residents can drop-off hazardous waste in Farminton
There will be a free hazardous waste drop-off day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in Farmington. Dakota County residents can safely dispose of unwanted paints, solvents, household chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, used oil, oil filters, automotive batteries and household...
August 28, 2014 - 10:20am
Garofalo plans opposition to high-speed rail line
Rep. Pat Garofalo, has announced plans to introduce legislation next session to block MnDOT from moving forward with a proposed high-speed “zip line” that would run between MSP International Airport and Rochester. The proposed line is expected to cost more than a billion dollars,...
August 28, 2014 - 10:08am
August 21, 2014
Akron could grow down the road
A corridor study will evaluate the merits of Akron Avenue becoming a north-south arterial roadway to support growth and development. Rosemount has partnered with Dakota County and Inver Grove Heights to fund the study. As development continues on the eastern side of the Rosemount,...
news / government
August 21, 2014 - 12:06pm
Dakota County Sheriff's will improve electronic crimes unit
With all the advances computers and cell phones have made in our lives, it turns out the devices also provide a lot of opportunities for criminals. “Phones and computers are really good ways to commit crimes,” said Tim Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy. ...
news / crime and courts
August 21, 2014 - 11:55am
August 14, 2014
Schouweiler receives public health award
Dakota County Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler is being honored by the Minnesota Department of Health with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Dedication to Local Public Health. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have demonstrated outstanding dedication by either providing...
August 14, 2014 - 11:17am
Editorial: Last Hope makes a difference
When Last Hope got its start nearly 30 years ago there wasn’t much to the organization. Founder Bev Orr grew up with an interest in helping animals, and Last Hope, a no-kill animal rescue, was her way of following through. Back in the early days there were maybe 20 or 30 volunteers...
opinion / editorials
August 14, 2014 - 10:41am
August 7, 2014
History project seeks veterans' stories
The Library of Congress wants veterans’ stories. Specifically, the stories of American war veterans from World War I to the present day conflicts. The Veterans History Project collects and preserves personal accounts of American war veterans so future generations can hear...
August 7, 2014 - 12:17pm
Applicants sought for title of Mrs. Dakota County
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Dakota County. Mrs. Dakota County will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held March 14, 2015, at Ritsche Auditorium in St. Cloud. The woman chosen as Mrs. Dakota County...
August 7, 2014 - 11:52am
Foreclosure numbers in Dakota County down
The number of foreclosures in Farmington and Rosemount by mid-year has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2012, and that’s good news to the folks at Dakota County Community Development Agency. The CDA recently released its 2014 mid-year summary and comparison for notices...
news / government
August 7, 2014 - 11:37am
July 31, 2014
Big Buddha headed to Hampton
An eight-foot, four ton, gleaming green symbol of international peace and harmony will make a long-awaited stop in Hampton next week. Monks at the Watt Munisotaram temple applied three years ago to host the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a world-traveling sculpture carved...
July 31, 2014 - 2:43pm