South Metro Roundup: Rosemount Residents Revolt at UMore Hearing

In other news from around the region, Dakota County residents react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and three juveniles charged in the Lakeville School scandal plead guilty.


You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important recent developments from throughout Dakota County. Here's a look at stories that first appeared on this site, or of Patches covering nearby cities, that may interest or affect you. To read the full stories, just click on the headlines.


Dakota County

Dakota County Up for $1.4 Million in Federal Disaster Relief

The county could get money to recover from a severe storm that ripped through on June 19, damaging roads, uprooting trees and inundating the Miesville Ravine Park Reserve.

Southeast Metro Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling

Residents, local health care providers and politicians weigh in on the Supreme Court decision that President Obama's 'Affordable Health Care Act' does not violate the Constitution.


Apple Valley/Rosemount

A planned open house-format presentation on UMore Park contamination quickly turned into an open forum as residents insisted on transparency.



UK Court Declines Extradition of Accused Pedophile 

English justices decided that Shawn Sullivan could only be returned to the U.S. if the Dakota and Hennepin County attorneys agreed to forego indefinite civil commitment as a penalty.

Dark Horse Candidate in District 51A Prompts Democratic Primary

Burnsville resident and political unknown Milton Walden may challenge Democratic contender and endorsed candidate Sandy Masin in a primary this summer.



City's Finances Get Clean Review from Auditing Firm

Thanks to cuts made in 2009, the city's general fund balance—an indicator of the financial health of the city—has rebounded.


Inver Grove Heights

Mayor Tourville: 'I Have Prostate Cancer'

Mayor George Tourville announced Monday evening that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.



Former Crystal Lake PTO President to Run for Lakeville School Board

Jennifer Hearon Harmening is a mother of two children in Lakeville schools, and served as Crystal Lake Elementary School's PTO president before the school was shuttered.

Three Juveniles Charged in Lakeville Photo Scandal Plead Guilty

Four Century Middle School students were charged with gross misdemeanors for their alleged roles in taking inappropriate photos and video of another student and sharing them with the student population.

Lakeville Mayor Mark Bellows Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Bellows is seeking a second term in the seat he's held for two years.


Mendota Heights

Lilydale's Bluff Forum Underscores Cooperation

Many residents voiced a concern for invasive species and overgrowth on the bluff.


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