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Hastings Star Gazette
Council reverses rezoning decision for 313 Ramsey St.
Support group forms in Hastings for those raising children with mental illness
World studies teacher illustrates the past so students understand the present
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Minnesota roundup: Woman rescued from chilly Red River; 2 more state news stories
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders struggle against Burnsville, lose close one to Dodge County
River Blades Skating School performs at grand opening of Wells Fargo Winter Skate Rink
Ingenerf and Girgen compete at state swimming, diving meet
Vikings cut kicker Walsh after another rough outing
HHS cross-country teams finish strong season
Dec. 7 event to highlight veterans sacrifices
Local students perform in Gustavus Adolphus Christmas program
Downtown embraces the season of lights
Holiday Hoopla medallion has been found
Fifth medallion hunt clue released for Holiday Hoopla
arts and entertainment
City of Hastings Public Hearing CHAPTER 34 CITY FEES
Probate of Will Joseph P. Grant
DENMARK TWP - GRANLEY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
M. Margaret Caneff, 89
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
Grant M. Walker, 30
Sister Florence M. Judge, 93
Letters to the editor for Dec. 1
Letter: Local support helped African school
In support of Tony Jurgens
In response to Labovitch's letter
Viking cruise port could be smart tourism draw
Real Estate Showcase
February 3, 2011
Beets beat salt on below-zero temps: County using ice melter made mostly of beet juice
The same vegetable kids across the country try to hide on their plates at dinnertime could help keep your car securely on Dakota County roads during the coldest days of winter. The county's highway department started experimenting last winter with an ice-melting product made up primarily...
February 3, 2011 - 9:39am
January 28, 2011
Dakota County Attorney's office restructures
Reduced caseloads and reductions in staff have resulted in a restructuring of the Dakota County Attorney's office. "We are eliminating our Juvenile and Protective Services Division and combining this work with our Criminal and Civil Divisions," said Dakota County Attorney James...
January 28, 2011 - 10:49am
January 20, 2011
Sheriff's office plans neighborhood meeting in Hampton
Join the Dakota County Sheriff's Office in Hampton for a chance to talk about issues in your neighborhood, concerns about public safety, or just meet and greet deputies and learn more about the department. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Hampton City...
January 20, 2011 - 8:46am
About $8.4 million in stimulus funds sent to Dakota County
It has been almost two years since the federal government passed the federal stimulus package, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which provided more than $778 billion for infrastructure projects, health care, education, housing, energy efficiency programs,...
January 20, 2011 - 8:45am
January 17, 2011
2010 was record year for mortgage foreclosures in Dakota County
The number of mortgage foreclosures in Dakota County increased by about 300 in 2010, compared to 2009, according to the most recent figures numbers released by that office. Sales totaled 2,168. According to Sgt. Rob Shingledecker, who is in charge of the Sheriff's Office Civil Division,...
January 17, 2011 - 3:43pm
January 14, 2010
DCC executive director will retire
Dakota Communications Center executive director Kent Therkelsen has announced he will retire this spring. "In 2006 when I got involved with this I wanted to be part of a start-up project. It's been my plan all along to leave when I felt that there was good operational stability,"...
January 14, 2010 - 9:15am
December 21, 2009
Elected officials, administrator salaries frozen
The 2010 salaries of Dakota County's elected officials - commissioners, sheriff and attorney - and the administrator, will remain the same as in 2009. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners froze the salaries of its seven-member board, Sheriff...
December 21, 2009 - 8:18am
November 16, 2009
H1N1 clinics for healthy kids age 2-9 are Saturday
Dakota County Public Health Department has scheduled H1N1 flu clinics for healthy children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul, and the Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. No appointments...
November 16, 2009 - 9:00am
October 20, 2009
Former Dakota County corrections officer charged with theft
A 30-year-old Cottage Grove man apparently rented a vehicle at the Hertz Rent-A-Car at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and did not return it within the four-day time period. For two months he apparently drove the vehicle to and from his job as a Dakota County corrections officer...
crime and courts/News
October 20, 2009 - 11:32am
September 28, 2009
Bellows will run for county sheriff
Dakota County Chief Deputy Sheriff Dave Bellows announced Monday he would seek the office of sheriff for Dakota County. His announcement came a week after current sheriff Don Gudmundson announced he would not seek another term. Bellows' career in law enforcement spans more than...
September 28, 2009 - 1:02pm
September 9, 2009
Dakota County sets preliminary 2010 levy at $128.3 million - same as 2009
Same as this year - so far. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners set the 2010 preliminary tax levy at $128,375,073, the same figures as the final 2009 county levy. What exactly the impact of the same levy will have on property owners in the county is unknown at this...
September 9, 2009 - 2:30pm
June 25, 2009
Dakota County teaches job search secrets
Dakota County libraries and Dakota County WorkForce Centers are offering a "know job search strategies" program, a name suggested by the libraries' new brand: Dakota County Library - Come to know. The job search skills classes are offered at all Dakota County Library locations and...
June 25, 2009 - 11:43am