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  1. Woman Who Swindled $350k From Car Wash Gets 57 MonthsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... 2008 and 2012. "We are pleased to have held this offender accountable for this significant financial loss," Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said. According to the criminal complaint, Rogers stole the money by fraudulently writing excess ...

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  2. Suspect in Mendota Heights officer's killing wants trial movedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    The opinions, rumor and ostensible confession that have been reported in print, online and on television make it difficult if not impossible for accused cop killer Brian Fitch Sr. to get a fair trial in Dakota County, his attorneys argued Wednesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys also debated the constitutionality of the Minnesota law allowing Ramsey and Dakota counties to convene a grand jury and to jointly prosecute Fitch.

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  3. Apple Valley woman gets nearly 5 years for $330K car wash theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TwinCities

    An Apple Valley woman was sentenced to nearly fove years in prison for her part in the theft of more than $330,000 from an Eagan car wash, Dakota County authorities announced Wednesday. Connie Marie Rogers, 47, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft by swindle in June, according to a release from Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

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  4. Defense asks for Change of Venue in Mendota Heights Police Officer Murder TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSTP

    The trial for the man charged with killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last summer may be moved out of Dakota County. "Can the people of this county make a fair decision based on the facts presented at the trail or have they already made up their mind, that's going to weighs heavily on the mind of the judge in making this decision," Daly said.

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  5. Judge weighs moving Mendota Heights cop killing trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TwinCities

    A Dakota County judge will decide within a "couple of weeks" whether the trial of Brian Fitch Sr., charged with killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, should be moved to a different county -- or even out of the Twin Cities. District Judge Mary Theisen heard arguments Wednesday in Hastings from attorneys on both sides.

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  6. New trail segment should improve access to Minnesota ZooRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | TwinCities

    ... to walk along the roadway," said Chris Hartzell, who is managing this section of the greenway project for Dakota County. "A pedestrian bridge is important to providing safe crossing of a busy roadway. We intend for this to be a pedestrian bridge ...

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  7. Accused Cop Killer Due In Court WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS Local

    MINNEAPOLIS - The man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is expected in Dakota County Court on Wednesday. Brian Fitch Sr. was captured in July after an eight-hour manhunt.

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  8. Dakota County to take reservations for Whitetail Woods Regional ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | TwinCities

    Dakota County will begin accepting reservations Monday for the three camper cabins at the newly opened Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Farmington. The cabins, which sleep up to six people, are 227 square feet with a 100-square-foot deck.

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  9. South news briefs: Scott County loses top highway builderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Star Tribune

    ... A possible outcome of such a study would be advice to add a fast busway such as the Red Line, which connects Dakota County cities to light rail trains out of Bloomington . Ron Johnson, a 28-year veteran of the firm, has been promoted to president of ...

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  10. Police Search For Lakeville Man Accused In String Of Dakota Co. TheftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | CBS Local

    ... issued a warrant for the arrest of a Lakeville man who is accused in a strong of thefts from April to June in Dakota County. Nathan James Clark, 22, faces one felony count of theft and four counts of felony theft from a person for allegedly stealing ...

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  11. Move Mendota Heights cop killing trial, defense saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | TwinCities

    Dakota County's juror pool is awash in bias and vitriol against Officer Scott Patrick's accused killer that will make a fair trial impossible, according to court documents filed by his lawyers. A survey conducted for the defense found nearly everyone in the county has heard about the murder case against Brian Fitch Sr., either from media coverage or word of mouth.

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  12. Dakota County Steps Up Electronic Crime FightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | KSTP

    ... of becoming a victim, whether it's ID theft, electronic fraud, internet crime or worse, a violent crime. Dakota County already has a small computer forensics unit. But because nearly every crime in the area has some electronic component, it's ...

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  13. New transport funding rules have Dakota County on edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Star Tribune

    Cedar Grove Transit Station, 4035 Nicols Road in Eagan, is part of the new fast busway infrastructure in the county. A new set of rules for how local entities apply for federal transportation funding has Dakota County officials exasperated and fearful they will lose out on a critical cash source.

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  14. 40 years worth of heartwarming Neighbors Inc. stories to be toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | TwinCities

    ... that now offers 14 supportive-assistance and emergency-assistance programs to seven cities in northern Dakota County. Now, Neighbors' formative years and its work over the following four decades will be documented and told thanks to a Minnesota ...

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  15. Hastings, Prescott to be linked by new bike trailRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | TwinCities

    ... yet critical, gap in the regional trail system," Lehrke said. "That gap connects over 20 miles of trails in Dakota County plus the Point Douglas Trail and all the trails up in Washington County. It's really a critical link to ensure the safety of ...

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  16. Dakota County police blotter excerptsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Star Tribune

    DWI. An adult was arrested for DWI and driving with a revoked license on the 15500 block of Pilot Knob Road. DWI. An adult was arrested for DWI, driving with a revoked license and no proof of insurance on the 14900 block of Garrett Avenue.

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  17. Featured ContentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Mass Transit

    ... buses to run similarly to light rail. A pedestrian overpass will connect the station to a park and ride lot. Dakota County's goal in the creation of the route between Apple Valley and the Mall of America was to offer a seamless bus system that ...

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  18. A Minnesota Mom's Winter Survival GuideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Patch.com

    ... with pretend, sensory, physical and artistic play. The passport membership isn't too expensive either. Dakota County Libraries - The Dakota County library system offers tons of storytimes at different locations. In addition to storytimes they have a ...

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  19. Red Line busway gets $10 million to speed things upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Business Journal

    Regional planners OK'd a $9.7 million transit station in Dakota County that officials hope will speed up service on the Red Line, the metro's first rapid bus transit service. The Star Tribune has details on the plan , which will create a new bus station on the median of Cedar Avenue South that lets buses stay on the main road instead of detouring onto local streets.

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  20. $10 million fix to Red Line will save time and moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Star Tribune

    ... buses to run similarly to light rail. A pedestrian overpass will connect the station to a park and ride lot. Dakota County's goal in the creation of the route between Apple Valley and the Mall of America was to offer a seamless bus system that ...

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