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.
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.
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.
A planned open house-format presentation on UMore Park contamination quickly turned into an open forum as residents insisted on transparency.
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.
Burnsville resident and political unknown Milton Walden may challenge Democratic contender and endorsed candidate Sandy Masin in a primary this summer.
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 George Tourville announced Monday evening that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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.
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.
Bellows is seeking a second term in the seat he's held for two years.
Many residents voiced a concern for invasive species and overgrowth on the bluff.