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Rosemount High School students spread happiness, one kind act at a time
Dakota County Technical College receives grant from Walser Foundation
Leprechaun Days committee reorganizes
Dakota County third in gun permits
District 196 college fair is March 16
crime and courts
Section 3AAAA girls basketball: Irish advance past East Ridge
Wrestling: Hedin achieves perfection
Girls basketball: Irish upset Shakopee, move on to section tournament
Boys basketball: Apple Valley Eagles take out Irish
Boys swimming and diving: Irish will be represented at state meet
Family Fun Fest is coming Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
TCF National Bank vs Thera
HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc vs Caldon
Westview Manor Condo vs Roberts
COUNTY PROJECT 64-22
Betty Ann "Bobby" Kehlenbeck, 79
Michael M. Murgic, 84
Violet J. Johnson, 89
John D. Rydberg, 58
Faith notes: Lent is a time to let God in
Editorial: Minnesota FoodShare Month important for area food shelves
Chuck Brooks' column:Find something you love to do
Andrea Langworthy's column: Zoom!
City notes: Rosemount City Council looking for feedback on recreation facilities
Get Out! Deals
December 26, 2014
Rosemount High School aims to reduce waste with new program
Rosemount High School students and staff could make a big difference by making some small changes. On Jan. 5, Rosemount High School will start an enhanced school recycling and organics program made possible through a Dakota County grant. Earth sciences teacher Veda Kanitz,...
news / education
December 26, 2014 - 11:20am
Christmas comes to county jail
It looked like an art room for almost two hours last week, with bright red stockings, decorations, paste and eager helpers. But this was not an elementary school art room. It was the program room at the Dakota County Jail. The helpers were inmates who decorated 60 stockings,...
news / crime and courts
December 26, 2014 - 10:56am
December 23, 2014
Restorative justice efforts expand into Dakota County
When you’re getting out of jail, small things can make a big difference. Finding someone to talk to, someone who will listen without judging, can make the transition back to civilian life a whole lot easier. That’s the idea behind the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice...
news / crime and courts
December 23, 2014 - 10:53am
December 18, 2014
Dakota County Board approves final levy of $129 million
Dakota County taxpayers will likely see a slight increase in the county portion of their property taxes for 2015 as a result of action taken this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the county board voted unanimously to approve a...
news / government
December 18, 2014 - 10:39am
December 11, 2014
Looking back: Builders took a second shot at Carlson Tractor building in 1964
25 years ago From the Dec. 9, 1964 edition of the Farmington Independent Studio creates learning opportunities Surrounded by students confidently punching buttons in high-tech video production equipment, FHS educator Matt Ruby knows that the typical academic...
December 11, 2014 - 3:30pm
Sheriff-elect announces new chief deputy
Dakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie has announced his selection for the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff within the office. Captain Joe Leko will be appointed to the position effective Jan. 2, 2015. Since joining the office in 1997 as part-time employee in the sheriff’s...
news / crime and courts
December 11, 2014 - 3:25pm
Guest opinion: Residents must pay attention to road issues
The 2014 midterm election is behind us. Nov. 4 seemed so long ago. Despite the appearance of time flying by fast, this election had many similarities with past elections. Issues highlighted during the campaign were brought to the forefront. One of the consequential issues citizens...
opinion / columns
December 11, 2014 - 3:08pm
DARTS looking for volunteers to help seniors with outdoor chores
As homeowners try to stay in their houses later in life, many struggle to keep up with some of the necessary chores such as snow removal, mowing, garden clean-up and window washing. To help, DARTS has a volunteer program, called Outdoor Chores, which pairs older homeowners with...
December 11, 2014 - 2:20pm
MNsure workshop available for residents
Choosing a health insurance plan can be a daunting task and sometimes it’s nice to have a little help. That’s the premise behind a series of workshops hosted through a partnership between the Dakota County Library, Portico Healthnet and Dakota County Community Services. ...
news / government
December 11, 2014 - 2:11pm
December 4, 2014
Public input sought for Vermillion watershed plan
The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization is developing a new 10-year plan to guide the future of the watershed, and is seeking public input to help refine the plan. The plan is a state requirement, explained Mark Zabel of the VRWJPO. The first Vermillion River...
December 4, 2014 - 10:23am
November 26, 2014
Dakota County has requests for state legislature
Dakota County has some major requests for the 2015 Minnesota Legislature. They begin with transportation funding, and include bonding requests, support of the Metropolitan Council Regional Park Operations and Maintenance funding, support of equity in community corrections funding,...
November 26, 2014 - 12:37pm
November 13, 2014
Christmas giving program needs donors
If Tara Urbia ever wonders about the impact of Armful of Love, all she needs to do is watch the faces of the people she talks to about the holiday giving program. When they come in, parents often look weighed down, burdened by worries about whether they’ll be able to give...
November 13, 2014 - 1:27pm
Editorial: Improvements are needed on Highway 3
The news that the Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering improvements in the near future for Highway 3 in southern Dakota County — reported on page nine of this week’s edition — should come as a relief to anyone who uses or lives near the road. Highway 3...
November 13, 2014 - 12:42pm
City, county discuss road issues
Annually, Dakota County transportation staff sits down with the Rosemount City Council to discuss upcoming projects that will affect the city. For most of those sessions, the Highway 52 and County Road 42 Interchange improvements are at the forefront of the conversation. This...
November 13, 2014 - 12:26pm
State has changes in mind for Highway 3 corridor
Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman doesn’t know exactly what the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plans are for Highway 3, but he knows there will be some detours along the road come the summer of 2016. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved its participation...
November 13, 2014 - 12:13pm