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Hastings Star Gazette
Pinecrest students demonstrate new skills in concert
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
SEAS celebrates Catholic Schools Week
Vehicle drives into window at Emily’s Bakery
Minnesota roundup: Head-on crash kills Pequot Lakes man; 5 more state news stories
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HHS falls to Simley in dual for conference championship
HHS boys' hockey loses to Eagan, beats Henry Sibley
Raider girls' basketball beats Simley to stay one game behind Mahtomedi
HHS nordic ski teams end season at section tournament
HHS falls to Eagan 8-0 in first round of section playoffs
Hastings native returns to Hastings stage
Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Choir give concert in Hastings Feb. 18
HHS crowns 8 Sno-Week royals
HHS winter play to be presented Feb. 10-12
Pop-up photography exhibit displays photos from around the world
arts and entertainment
ORD NO 2017-2 denmark
ORD NO 2017-01 denmark
ANNUAL MEETING vermillion
Michael Justen, 78
Brady L. Kragenbring, 24
Courtney T. Pahl, 25
Carol Ann Pettit, 84
Charles D. Wright, 91
Editorial: Vermillion Street plan needs to be strong, proactive
Editorial: City goals are heading in the right direction
Letters to the editor for Feb. 9
Editorial: City dogs should be licensed
Letters to the editor for Jan. 12
Real Estate Showcase
December 29, 2011
Dakota County seeks comments on planned regional park in Empire Township
Dakota County is looking for your opinion on a new 456-acre regional park in in Empire Township. County staff will use those comments to create...
December 29, 2011 - 4:14pm
November 9, 2011
Fogarty announces bid for county commissioner's seat
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. Fogarty...
November 9, 2011 - 2:22pm
November 3, 2011
County named an 'Intelligent Community'
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. Each year ICF defines a theme to guide nominations for the Intelligent...
November 3, 2011 - 1:26pm
August 23, 2011
Slavik announces candidacy for county commissioner seat
Hastings City Council member Mike Slavik announced Tuesday morning he will run for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The District 1 seat...
August 23, 2011 - 10:03am
August 10, 2011
Former county employee sentenced
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...
August 10, 2011 - 11:21am
June 23, 2011
Agricultural outreach program continues
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....
June 23, 2011 - 9:46am
County renews auto insurance with Travelers
Dakota County has renewed its commercial auto insurance with Travelers Insurance for an annual premium of $174,328, or a 3.1 percent increase over the current premium. The policy is in place from July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012, with a liability coverage limit per claim of $500,000...
June 23, 2011 - 9:42am
April 21, 2011
Residential market valuations decrease 2 to 4 percent in Dakota County
If you own a residential property in Dakota County, chances are the market value of that property decreased this year. The annual 2011 market value report released this week by Dakota County Assessing Services shows that market value changes varied across property types for the...
April 21, 2011 - 10:19am
March 31, 2011
State work crew contract approved for county's parks department
The Dakota County Parks Department will continue to use minimum-security prison inmates to provide park improvement for the next two years. At its regular meeting last week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a two-year contract with the State of Minnesota for an Institution...
March 31, 2011 - 3:15pm
March 29, 2011
Shakopee man killed in rollover on 52
One man is dead after his car rolled over off Highway 52 south of 250th Street Tuesday morning. Eric Bruss, 36, of Shakopee, was the sole occupant...
March 29, 2011 - 10:56am
February 28, 2011
Former Dakota County employee charged with theft
A former Dakota County employee, Aleathea McWilliams, 52, has been charged with theft (over $5,000) and possession of stolen property (valued between $1,000 and $5,000), both felonies. She allegedly stole funds and bus passes from Dakota County while she was employed as a case aid...
crime and courts/News
February 28, 2011 - 8:55am
February 17, 2011
New commander named in Sheriff's Office
Dan Scheuermann, a 22-year-employee with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, has been promoted to commander. His appointment became effective Monday, Feb. 14. Scheuermann's most recent position has been captain in the patrol division. During his career, he has held a variety of...
February 17, 2011 - 10:07am
Dakota County honors its employees
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners honored Dakota County employees with anniversary years of service this week. A total of 91 employees with more than 20 years of service were recognized. Another 175 employees observing 10 and 15 years of services were also honored Tuesday,...
February 17, 2011 - 10:06am
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