Dakota County

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29
Nov

Historical society seeking new board members

The Dakota County Historical Society is accepting applications from the public to serve on its board of trustees.

Sun
29
Nov

Electronic crimes task force receives award

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs announced that the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task Force has been selected for its Local Government Innovation Award at a ceremony to be held on Dec. 10.

Sun
29
Nov

Dakota County Regional Chamber recognizes local businesses with excellence awards

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized 21 businesses for outstanding work as part of its fifth annual Business Excellence Awards Nov. 19.

Mon
16
Nov

South St. Paul man pleads guilty

Harrison Rund
Harrison Rund

A Dakota County man has pled guilty to one count of terroristic threats.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Harrison William Rund, age 21, of South St. Paul pled guilty to the felony count on Dec. 9.

Mon
16
Nov

Dakota County to host focus groups about food waste

Three discussion sessions will be held to gather thoughts and opinions from Dakota County residents about cooking and eating. The residents' opinions will help county staff develop useful tools to prevent food waste in homes.

Sun
18
Oct

Hmong farmers growing their future

Hmong American Farmers Association members Lang and Mee Hang use hoes to clear weeds in their farm plot in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township. (photo by Mike Hazard, courtesy of HAFA)
Hmong American Farmers Association members Lang and Mee Hang use hoes to clear weeds in their farm plot in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township. (photo by Mike Hazard, courtesy of HAFA)

Food growers keep traditions going while learning new methods
Hoping to give Hmong food growers a leg up, a St. Paul-based organization called the Hmong American Farmers Association is helping farmers find new ways of selling their fresh produce and new paths to economically fruitful farming.
South of the urban core, past the suburbs and out into the lesser-known land of Vermillion Township, a group of Hmong farmers, many of them East Siders, are hard at work as many as seven days a week during the growing season.

Sun
11
Oct

Unearthing family roots

Former director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and currently an active participant in MGS programs, Tom Rice will present Part II of his programs on improving skills for using the Internet for family history research at 7 p.m.

Sun
11
Oct

Deadline extended for Community Art Exhibition

The Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee is seeking original works of art for its fifth Community Art Exhibition. The deadline for submitting artwork is extended to Nov. 9.

Sun
11
Oct

Dakota County property taxes due Oct. 15

Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the second half of 2015 are due Thursday, Oct. 15.

Sun
11
Oct

Dakota County looks to expand, pave Akron Avenue

Option One
Option One

Akron Avenue residents who are accustomed to the rustic feel of their two-lane gravel road in Inver Grove Heights have banded together to resist plans to convert it into a four-lane divided highway.

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