Political news and the deaths of two well-known people dominated the headlines in Dakota County last week. Here's a look at the top Dakota County stories of the past week that may interest you, or have an impact on your life.
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Initiative opponets will bring in thousands of volunteers to paricipate in marathon phone banks and trainings.
Former state legislator Mike Obermueller, who is campaigning to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline in the Second District, accused Bachmann of "political dramatics."
A building permit and site plan for a new, 13,000-square-foot auto accessories store is up for Apple Valley City Council approval Thursday.
An Amur tiger cub was transferred to the Minnesota Zoo last week, and is being raised with the other cub recently born at the zoo.
The city plans to begin seeking management contractor proposals for the Burnsville Performing Arts Center in early November.
The aide fired after an affair with Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch is suing the Minnesota Senate.
The group was attending a national conference in Fort Collins, Colo., when news of the shooting broke.
Inver Grove Heights
An Inver Grove Heights man has been charged with driving a service truck at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport while he was legally drunk, with a blood-alcohol content almost three times the legal limit.
Tori Sickler's family has put up missing person fliers around Lakeville, but police say the 17-year-old is a runaway, not a victim of a crime.
Lundstrom died July 20 after a battle with Parkinsons Disease.
The body of Marcus Henderson was pulled from Lake Tapps near Tacoma, Wash., on July 22.