Dakota County

Mon
07
Jul

Dakota County receives trio of awards from NACo

Dakota County was selected to receive three 2014 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for the following programs: Creation of Drinking Water Profiles for At-Risk Communities

Mon
07
Jul

Study names impaired lakes in northern Dakota County


Thompson Lake in West St. Paul is among four lakes deemed impaired in a study. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Thompson Lake in West St. Paul on June 24 was murky and full of algae, especially around the shorelines where grasses grow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Public invited to comment on   findings, fixes
City officials in northern Dakota County had an idea a handful of their lakes were impaired — now it’s official.

Tue
10
Jun

Dakota County police warn against burglaries during warm up

As temperatures rise, so do burglaries and other related criminal activity, police say.

Tue
10
Jun

Dakota County administrator garners award

Dakota County Administrator Brandt Richardson received this year’s Dr. Robert A. Barrett Award for Management Excellence.

Mon
19
May

Dakota County sponsors conference on strengthening communities

Community members, business owners and government leaders are invited to participate in a summit to discuss the impact on society as Boomers age.

Tue
13
May

Dakota County wins 2014 Fleet Excellence Award

Dakota County Fleet Management won the Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management Award at the 2014 Fleet Excellence Awards April 8 in Minneapolis. The awards are presented by the NAFA Fleet Management Association.

Fri
25
Apr

Dakota Electric warns residents of bill scams

Dakota Electric Association wants to remind members to beware of any suspicious phone calls from people asking for personal financial information. Utilities across the country are seeing increased incidences of scams targeting residential and business customers. Individuals claiming to be utility employees or collection agency personnel are using a variety of techniques to try and gain access to members’ funds, usually by indicating a member has an outstanding debt and is about to lose service.

Tue
25
Mar

Dakota County Sheriff warns against imposter calls

The Dakota County Sheriff's Department and city police departments in the county have received numerous reports from people who received calls from an impostor claiming to be a sheriff's deputy.

Mon
24
Mar

Pothole predictions


Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Here’s the culprit: water. When the sun shines and weather warms, snowmelt finds its way into every nook and cranny, then, at night, the water freezes and expands, breaking the pavement around it. The next day, there’s more water coursing in. Enough cycles and heavy traffic can yield gallon-size potholes.

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.

Mon
25
Nov

Open house to offer info on county park’s master plan  

A 60-day public review and comment period for Dakota County’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan is open until Jan. 18, and the public is invited to weigh in on a variety of plan elements including natural resource restoration projects, improved amenities and trail enhancements.

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