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News in Dakota County, Minnesota

3 Dakota County Board seats sought by longtime public servants
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:46:54 -0700

Three four-year terms on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners will be up for grabs Nov. 4.

Shakopee teen charged for allegedly texting before Eagan car crash
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:37:25 -0700

A 17-year-old Shakopee girl faces criminal charges after Dakota County prosecutors say she caused a car crash that injured three people -- including a 15-month-old boy -- because she was reading a text message.

Rosemount Mother Charged After 4 Kids Found In Bug-Ridden Home
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:16:13 -0700

A 38-year-old Rosemount mother has been accused child endangerment and neglect after her four children were found living in bug-ridden and unsanitary living conditions, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.

Dakota County House hopefuls spotlight economic issues
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:22:34 -0700

Dakota County voters will go to the polls on Nov. 4 to decide on candidates for state House races. Here is a roundup of candidates in competitive races who provided information to the Pioneer Press.

Education notes: News from schools near you
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:07:22 -0700

Education notes -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is waiving application fees this week to close out College Knowledge

Polk County, Crookston OK drug task force accord
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:14:55 -0700

Biermaier: Drugs know no boundaries

Dakota County council candidates compare resumes
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:04:24 -0700

For three southern Dakota County cities, city council departures will mean new faces after the November election.

Three open seats and five candidates
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:06 -0700

The five candidates running for Richland County Commission in this election all have one thing in common, which is to make infrastructure a high priority.

Dakota County: Candidates in two council races hoping for victory
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:55:44 -0700

In northern Dakota County, voters in Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul will decide who will be on their city councils.

Apple Valley mayor seeks fifth term as three vie for two council seats
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:22:58 -0700

In western Dakota County, Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland is seeking her fifth term.