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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
RAD Zoo visits Pleasant Hill Library
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Artspace on track for July opening
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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
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
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Letters to the editor for March 16
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July 22, 2016
Mother in Dakota County crash declared brain dead, to donate organs
ST. PAUL — Elizabeth Calderara, the Cannon Falls woman who was on life support after a Monday car crash in rural Dakota County that killed her husband and 1-year-old daughter, was declared brain dead Wednesday night at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Calderara’s heart and other...
July 22, 2016 - 9:03am
July 19, 2016
Dakota County crash between semi, SUV results in death of Cannon Falls man, infant daughter
RANDOLPH, Minn. — A Cannon Falls man and his infant daughter were killed and his wife and son were seriously injured after a sport-utility vehicle they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck Monday morning in rural southern Dakota County, authorities said. Jason Calderara, 31,...
July 19, 2016 - 8:56am
May 21, 2016
County ranks high with its residents
Dakota County residents continue to like living here and rate the quality of life very good. That is the indication from the 2016 Multi-County Residential Opinion Survey conducted earlier this year. The survey was done in collaboration with Olmsted, Scott, St. Louis and Washington...
May 21, 2016 - 8:00am
April 29, 2016
The Arc offers free guardianship workshop in Rosemount May 9
ST. PAUL – Dakota County residents who have a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability can learn more about legal guardianship for their loved one at a free workshop from The Arc Greater Twin Cities. The workshop will be held on Monday, May 9, from 6 p.m. to...
April 29, 2016 - 11:04am
April 28, 2016
Election filing period opens May 17
Considering a run for political office? The filing period for this year’s election on the city, county and state level opens Tuesday, May 17, and continues for two weeks until Tuesday, May. 31. For the City of Hastings, four City Council seats will be on the ballot this year. Incumbents...
April 28, 2016 - 8:44am
March 31, 2016
County population grows by four percent
Last week, the Metropolitan Council reported that the Twin Cities metropolitan region has reached its highest population in history, surpassing more than 3 million residents. Dakota County experienced some of that growth increase since 2010. The U.S. Census Bureau released population...
March 31, 2016 - 9:14am
March 30, 2016
SWCD Board election filings begin May 17
Individuals interested in natural resource management in Dakota County should consider filing May 17 to May 31 to run for the position of Supervisor...
March 30, 2016 - 1:17pm
March 24, 2016
County property values on the rise
Dakota County property owners are receiving their annual valuation notices and property tax notices this month. The valuation report, prepared by the Dakota County Assessing Services, indicates that the taxable market values in Dakota County increased approximately 4.3 percent to...
March 24, 2016 - 8:25am
March 4, 2016
Flint Hills Resources employee honored as Exceptional Dakota County Businesswoman
Cinda Lohmann, an 18-year employee of Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery, has been named a 2016 Dakota County Exceptional Businesswoman...
March 4, 2016 - 11:16am
January 27, 2016
Flint Hills Resources names new manager of Pine Bend refinery
Flint Hills Resources announced Jan. 27 that Geoff Glasrud has been promoted to vice president and manufacturing manager of the Flint Hills Resources...
January 27, 2016 - 10:52am
December 17, 2015
County levy increase is .41 percent over 2015
Dakota County property taxpayers probably will see a slight increase in the county portion of their 2016 property taxes following action this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the County Board approved a 2016 county budget of $400,982,893...
December 17, 2015 - 8:39am
October 8, 2015
Public invited to provide input on future of local law enforcement
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and the Hastings Police Department are working together to gather public input on the status and future of law enforcement in Minnesota. Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting on Oct. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hastings YMCA,...
October 8, 2015 - 2:58pm
August 20, 2015
County will discuss human trafficking at Aug. 27 meeting in Rosemount
Based on statistics alone, Bryan Schafer knows human trafficking is likely an issue in Dakota County. There might not be any high-profile cases, but the Hastings Police Chief said the problem is widespread enough that it’s probably happening, and he’d like more people to be aware...
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August 20, 2015 - 9:55am
May 19, 2015
Updated: Board finalizes Dakota County CDA executive director's termination
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his...
May 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
County, landowners reach agreement over land at Spring Lake Park
In a closed meeting Tuesday, March 18, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement in the condemnation case with the Drews/Mauch families on the terms informally agreed to by County and Drews/Mauch families’ representatives late last week. The settlement will be...
March 19, 2014 - 1:26pm