For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings Area Nitrate Study almost 10 years ago.
Rosemount and Hastings share a beautiful piece of geography, the Spring Lake Park Preserve. The two communities both also have newly formed community bands. So to John Loch and Dick Graham it seemed natural that the two communities could partner to offer a music festival.
A little good luck and a little of what Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows called good police work have led to two arrests in connection with a fire early Thursday morning on property owned by the University of Minnesota.
Christy Jo Fogarty, a nine-year member of the Farmington City Council, has announced plans to seek the Dakota County Commissioner seat being vacated next year by current commissioner Joe Harris.
Harris has announced he will not seek reelection after 32 years on the commission.
Dakota County recently was named one of 21 one of the Intelligent Community Forum’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities of 2012. It was one of 10 U.S., four European, three Latin American and four Asian communities named.
Hastings City Council member Mike Slavik announced Tuesday morning he will run for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The District 1 seat will become vacant next year, as incumbent Joe Harris has announced he will not seek reelection.
A former Dakota County Social Services employee, Aleathea McWilliams, 52, has been sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, and complete 40 hours of community work service and 10 years of probation in connection with a theft of funds and bus passes. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $24,878.38.
Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed have played a leadership role in how to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings Area Nitrate Study.
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