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  1. Minnesota history: For Gratia Countryman, an early librarian, praise is long overdueRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Gratia Alta Countryman brought a populist approach to libraries and literature, greatly expanding access to all, including prisoners, hospital patients and factory workers. Levi Countryman mustered out of the Army when the Civil War ended 150 years ago, returning to his wife, Alta, and their Dakota County farm between Nininger and Hastings.

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

    7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    DWI. A 21-year-old Savage man was arrested for DWI and driving with a revoked license near the intersection of County Road 5 and W. Hwy. 13. DWI.

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  3. Briefs: Burnsville seeks members for city advisory commissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... and soybeans made the trip from the field to your table, and enjoy a pork chop dinner at an event May 3 at the Dakota County Heritage Village, 4008 220th St. W. in Farmington. Activities at the 1900s-era village will include watching teams of draft ...

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  4. Dakota County group aims to patch transportation gapsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... and regulatory complexity usually force them to close, she said. There are 30 transportation providers in Dakota County, from Metro Transit to Uber to volunteer groups, like nonprofit Neighbors Inc., she said. Those agencies need to share resources ...

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  5. Minnesota regulators approve 1.9 percent rate hike for Dakota Electric customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Star Tribune

    Dakota Electric, the state's second largest retail electric cooperative, won regulatory approval Thursday to raise electric rates by 1.9 percent overall for its 103,000 customers in Dakota County. Residential customers face a 2.5 percent increase and small businesses a 3.5 percent increase under a rate formula that differs among types of customers based on the cost of serving them.

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  6. Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota County sheriffs join the push for more preschool moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Star Tribune

    ... come," Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said, before sitting down to read to a group of preschoolers with Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie and Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom. The three are entering the politically charged debate at a critical ...

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  7. Dakota County begins construction of scenic trail along Schaar's BluffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Star Tribune

    Contractors will soon start blasting part of Schaar's Bluff to create a scenic trail overlooking the Mississippi River in Spring Lake Park Reserve. The 4.3-mile section of trail northwest of Hastings will be part of the Mississippi River Regional Trail though Dakota County, one piece of a path stretching from the river's headwaters in Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  8. Dakota County OKs Argenta Trail realignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | TwinCities

    Dakota County has given final approval for a plan to realign a portion of Argenta Trail without encroaching on an Inver Grove Heights neighborhood. No property owners north of 70th Street will lose their land under the route, which was approved Tuesday by county commissioners.

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  9. Burnsville 2014 Officer Of The Year AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Patch.com

    For more than eight years, Officer Ritter has demonstrated excellence through his assignments as a Community Service Officer, Patrol Officer, Emergency Action Group Tactical Team member and Dakota County Drug Task Force agent.

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  10. Anderson: Some farmers pushing for buffer bills, others notRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Star Tribune

    ... are well prepared to customize solutions for landowners that produce the desired water-cleansing results. Dakota County farmer Dave Legvold came to St. Paul on Tuesday to support the buffer plan. "I'm disappointed that farm groups have come out in ...

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  11. ARRAY(0x123b0104)Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Fillmore County Journal

    ... state line and east to the Wisconsin state line. This zone includes Highway 19 along the southern border of Dakota County. The Metro Zone (Minneapolis - St. Paul metro area) includes Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and ...

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  12. Farmington to hold inaugural Blue Jean Ball fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Star Tribune

    ... Farmington Area Education Foundation will hold the inaugural Blue Jean Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. May 16 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. The event in the Exhibit Hall South No. 22 Building will serve as a fundraiser for ...

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  13. Students face Peer Court in Dakota CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Star Tribune

    Before Dakota County District Judge Joseph Carter took his seat, prospective jurors were told they only had to recommend a punishment for two offenders - both high school sophomores - sitting inside a South St. Paul Secondary School classroom. "Though it may not look like your average courtroom, for the next 30 to 35 minutes this will be a normal courtroom," attorney David Ayers said while addressing the 45 students attending, many to receive extra credit for a class.

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  14. Macalester Joins Solar Garden to Reduce Energy CostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | KSTP

    ... a developer such as Sun Edison. In this case, the solar arrays are being built near Xcel Energy substations in Dakota County. The solar arrays are expected to be ready for use in 2016. Joining the solar garden is the latest sustainability effort for ...

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  15. Southwest Review People 4-19-15Read the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | Roseville Review

    The South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force was the recipient of the 'community group' award at the Dakota County Board of Commissioners presention of its Public Health Achievement Awards April 7 as part of National Public Health Week. The Youth Task Force, established in 2008, is open to students in grades 5th through 12th.

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  16. Metro briefs: Dakota County to open waitlist for rental assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Star Tribune

    Dakota County will open its waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, known as Section 8, this week. The county's Community Development Agency will accept applications from 8 a.m. Wednesday to noon on Friday.

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  17. High nitrate levels found in private Dakota County wellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Star Tribune

    On average, 27 percent of the wells sampled in rural Dakota County communities contained nitrate that exceeded the safe drinking standard. "What we found there was quite disappointing in terms of water quality," said Jill Trescott, a Dakota County groundwater protection supervisor.

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  18. Lakeville sisters still missing 2 years after parents' bitter divorceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Star Tribune

    ... that she believed the girls were in their mother's care. In his order granting custody to the father, Dakota County District Judge David Knutson wrote that "the evidence suggests that [Grazzini-Rucki] knows where her two missing children are and is ...

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  19. Training the young officers of the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | KIMT

    ... it is that law enforcement do we like to think of it as a crime prevention effort too," Dawanna Witt with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office says. "The youth are the future of law enforcement you know they are the key to what law enforcement is ...

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  20. Shooter in 2014 West St. Paul drive-by sentenced to 19 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Star Tribune

    A Dakota County judge sentenced a 36-year-old St. Paul man Thursday to 19 years in prison for multiple felonies related to an August 2014 drive-by shooting in West St. Paul. Jorge Roman Vasquez was convicted by a Dakota County jury on March 5 of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

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