Dakota County Newswire

Dakota County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Dakota County, MN.

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  1. Martig is Northfield's top city admin. candidateRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

    Marshall City Administrator Ben Martig has been selected by the Northfield City Council as the city's top candidate for the same position there following a two-day interview process. "This would put me so much closer to family," he said.

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  2. South metro town briefs: Ash borer found in Apple ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... the beetles, which bore into ash trees as larvae, were discovered near Bogart's Place in the city's downtown. Dakota County has been on alert since last year, when the emerald ash borer was found in Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. A county ...

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  3. Washington County busway gets OK with some dissentRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... number of stations - should it be six or 12? "I hear few people saying six stations is the right number," said Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik. "But many are saying 12 is too many." Other commissioners stressed that the whole scheme is ...

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  4. South metro residents seek to reroute planned pipeline away from parkRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Plans for a natural gas pipeline through Dakota County are moving forward, but residents and environmental advocates are asking the company behind it to consider changing its route to avoid Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Plans for a natural gas pipeline through Dakota County are moving forward, but residents and environmental advocates are asking the company behind it to consider changing its route to avoid Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

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  5. Complaint: Man Used GPS Tracker To Terrorize Estranged WifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS Local

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Farmington man faces several criminal charges for allegedly terrorizing his estranged wife, who is in the process of divorcing him. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Marcus Raymond McGibbon, 34, is charged with stalking him wife and violating a restraining order against him.

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  6. Readers Write (Feb. 4): Garbage hauling, electronics recycling,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Star Tribune

    ... "nonexistent" behavior and "where exactly" does this happen "in our fair state?" One need look no further than Dakota County, where Castle Rock Township recently attempted to deny an Islamic cemetery ("Dakota County judge rules in favor of Islamic ...

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  7. Sen. Katie Sieben, assistant Senate majority leader, won't run againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Star Tribune

    State Sen. Katie Sieben, a Newport DFLer once seen as a rising star in her party, said Tuesday that she would not run for reelection this year. Sieben is the Senate's assistant majority leader.

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  8. City Takes Over Operation of Library Coffee ShopRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2013 | Lazy Lightning

    ... is currently owned and operated by entrepreneurs Tyler Liedman and Chris McLean. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners also approved the agreement. Liedman and McLean opened the cafA two years ago as part of a public-private ...

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  9. Dakota County Judge Rules in Favor of Islamic CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | KSTP

    The cemetery proposal was initially denied by the town board, prompting a lawsuit by the Al Maghfirah Cemetery Association and prompting the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to call on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the denial was discriminatory. CAIR-MN leaders argued that the denial violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which protects religious institutions from discriminatory land use regulations.

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  10. Inver Grove Heights man sentenced for fatal crashRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 31 | Marshall Independent

    A repeat drunken driver has been sentenced to about four years in prison for a crash that killed a woman in Inver Grove Heights in October. Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Indehar of Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County to criminal vehicular homicide.

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  11. Prison for repeat drunk driver who killed mom of 3 in Dakota CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Star Tribune

    A repeat drunken driver has been sentenced to prison for speeding without a driver's license and while intoxicated in Inver Grove Heights, running a stop sign and fatally striking a nurse and mother of three driving her minivan. Nicholas A. Indehar, 22, of Inver Grove Heights, pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County District to criminal vehicular homicide and is now serving a roughly four-year sentence for killing Kim M. Caswell, 42, of Roseville, last fall.

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  12. Woman Caught Driving 120 MPH In Suspected DWIRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 30 | CBS Local

    Friday morning, authorities say a Dakota County Sheriff's sergeant clocked 32-year-old Melissa Carmichael doing 120 miles per hour. She was later arrested for driving drunk.

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  13. Minnesota is developing alternatives to segregated workshops for people with disabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Star Tribune

    ... workers to make that dream a reality. "This is remarkable," said Megan Zeilinger, an employment planner at Dakota County. "It shows that there are probably hundreds of people at workshops across this state who want jobs in the community, but no one ...

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  14. Woman caught driving 120 mph in suspected DWI Friday, January 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KVOX-FM Fargo

    Friday morning, authorities say a Dakota County Sheriff's sergeant clocked 32-year-old Melissa Carmichael doing 120 miles per hour. She was later arrested for driving drunk.

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  15. Charges Filed In Bomb Threat At Rosemount Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | CBS Local

    MINNEAPOLIS - A 30-year-old Milaca man is accused of calling Rosemount Middle School with a bomb threat last November after he had been out drinking and did not want to go to work the next day, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. According to the complaint, Rosemount police were called at about 7 a.m. that day on a report of a threatening message left at the middle school.

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  16. State to clean up Burnsville landfill that had been headed for Superfund programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Star Tribune

    ... passed, the state is planning to discuss other funding options with stakeholders including Burnsville and Dakota County, said MPCA Assistant Commissioner Kirk Koudelka. Regardless of how the project is paid for, it'll likely save millions of dollars ...

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  17. Charges Filed In Bomb Threat At Rosemount Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | CBS Local

    MINNEAPOLIS - A 30-year-old Milaca man is accused of calling Rosemount Middle School with a bomb threat last November after he had been out drinking and did not want to go to work the next day, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. According to the complaint, Rosemount police were called at about 7 a.m. that day on a report of a threatening message left at the middle school.

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  18. Another departure from the conflict-prone Minnesota LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Star Tribune

    Word that state Rep. Joe Atkins will leave the Legislature after 14 years and run for the nonpartisan Dakota County Board bears note, for several reasons. Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, has been a very able legislator.

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  19. Democratic Rep. Atkins to retire after 7 terms in HouseRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Marshall Independent

    ... that both the board's foundation and Atkins said he did not influence. Atkins said he may seek a seat on the Dakota County Board. In a statement, he said he wanted to give a successor time to campaign for the seat. His departure from the Legislature ...

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  20. Rep. Joe Atkins won't run for reelection, cites interest in county officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Star Tribune

    State Rep. Joe Atkins said Tuesday that he won't run for re-election after 14 years at the Capitol, citing his interest in running for Dakota County commissioner as a "big factor." "With precinct caucuses just five weeks from today, and my local Senate District 52 monthly meeting tonight, I really could not wait any longer to share my decision," the DFLer from Inver Grove Heights e-mailed supporters.

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