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Early-childhood education money in dispute
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Minnesota roundup: Remains found near Brainerd identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Local man found his calling playing Irish pipes
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Coach looks to carry momentum into next season
Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
Last days of MN FoodShare match for HFS
Hastings Relay for Life reboots for 2017
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
arts and entertainment
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Letters to the editor for March 23
Letters to the editor for March 16
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
Letters to the editor for March 9
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
March 31, 2016
New polling data on Walker, U.S. Senate race; many left undecided in Supreme Court race; Cruz, Sanders top poll in state; nine more state news stories
MILWAUKEE – Gov. Scott Walker's job approval rating has slowly risen during the past month. The latest Marquette Law School poll gives Walker 43 percent approval among 1,400 registered voters -- while 53 percent disapprove. It was the first time in almost one year that the Republican...
March 31, 2016 - 8:16am
March 17, 2016
UPDATE: Police confirm deceased missing woman found in submerged van
UPDATE 9 p.m. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the body of missing Hager City woman Marya Christiansen was found in her submerged...
March 17, 2016 - 9:39am
March 10, 2016
Horse owners' workshop scheduled for March 21
The 2012 Agricultural Census counted 66,384 horses in Minnesota, down from 90,140 in 2009, with 2,243 horses in Washington County, 2254 in Dakota,...
March 10, 2016 - 2:28pm
March 8, 2016
Study highlights problem nitrate levels in local groundwater
A report submitted in January to the state legislature by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) put a spotlight on water quality concerns. The report, which is the result of a 2013 legislative directive to the MPCA, focused on groundwater contaminates and recommendations for...
March 8, 2016 - 4:44pm
February 29, 2016
Dakota County's mortgage foreclosures dropped by 18 percent in 2015
The number of homes lost to foreclosure in Minnesota is at its lowest level since 2005, according to a recently-released report from the Minnesota Homeownership Center. There is also good news for Dakota County as well. The report, titled “Foreclosures in Minnesota,” identified...
February 29, 2016 - 1:59pm
February 24, 2016
DNR reports bighead carp caught on Minnesota River
A bighead carp was caught by a commercial angler last week on the Minnesota River near New Ulm, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 25-pound male fish is the first bighead carp and second invasive carp confirmed in the Minnesota River. A grass carp was...
February 24, 2016 - 1:19pm
January 15, 2016
State news: Dayton seeks to borrow $1.4 billion for public works projects
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton knows his $1.4 billion public works project plan cannot happen as proposed. "It's like pushing a boulder uphill," he said Friday in announcing his proposal, one of the largest such requests in history and a big target for Republicans who prefer...
January 15, 2016 - 3:20pm
January 14, 2016
County administrator Brandt Richardson to retire after 24 years here
Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, announced this week that he will retire in May. Richardson’s retirement...
January 14, 2016 - 3:51pm
December 18, 2015
Sharing the sun: County, townships working to add solar garden provisions to local zoning codes
Local governments within Dakota County are scrambling to figure out how a new kind of solar project can fit within existing physical and legal landscape here. One year ago, on Dec. 12, 2014, Xcel Energy launched the Minnesota Solar Rewards Community (SRC), allowing solar developers...
December 18, 2015 - 10:30am