Dakota County Parks is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve party from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, and is seeking volunteers to help make the event a success.
'Straight shooter' William Flatley looks to 2015
William Flatley is set to be South St. Paul's newest council member. "I want to make a difference for, not only our citizens but for our businesses," the lifelong South St. Paul resident said. The South St. Paul City Council appointed Flatley Monday to replace Chris Lehmann, who resigned in October after about 11 years on the council in order to serve as a judge.
A Western Wisconsin non-profit is serving Dakota County residents with a new program designed to enhance public safety. St Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP) has been providing Restorative Justice services since 2003.
All Dakota County libraries will be closed for an in-service day on Dec. 5. The South St. Paul Public Library will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. Dec. 26. On Dec.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.
Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.
"More of the same" is the takeaway from the District 2 races of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and the U.S. House of Representatives. Area residents helped incumbents keep their spots by more-than comfortable margins Nov. 4.