You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the biggest recent news from thoughout Dakota County. Here's a collection of stories from the past seven days that might interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, simply click on the headline link.
The DFL House candidate said the level of support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.”
An Eagan man allegedly shot the Apple Valley woman with whom he had children, then shot himself outside South Cedar Knolls Apartments in Apple Valley, witnesses reported to police.
Cleanup was deemed complete in 1994 and the site was delisted from the National Priorities List in 2001, but a pending 2012 EPA review apparently will require further remediation on the land by the University of Minnesota.
The zoo announced in May that it would eliminate its dolphin exhibit.
The fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and was contained in about 40 minutes.
The City of Burnsville could get a new visual calling card.
It's budget time at Burnsville City Hall, and on Tuesday Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and her cohorts on the city council will consider something near and dear: Their own city salaries and benefits.
The company believes the proposed marriage amendment would hurt its abilities to recruit and retain top talent.
Police say Beverly Anne Greenagel was responsible for the death of 3-month-old Dane Ableidinger in August 2011.
City residents are engaged in several art-related projects, but local organizers say they lack performance and classroom space.
Joseph Benjamin Thomas could face life in prison for possession of meth.
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If convicted, Andrews faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each of the eight counts against him.
Law enforcement agencies responded to a lockdown call at a Dakota County Service Center on Thursday.
Kevin A. Dahl was charged July 10 in federal court with swindling four banks to the tune of $1.4 million in fraudulently obtained loans.
Nearby residents and even the city of Lakeville have expressed frustration over the empty rail-cars line Lakeville's County Road 50 gateway into downtown.