Dakota County

Mon
20
Apr

South-West Review Area Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the South-West Readers Choice is May 22.

 

 

 

 

Sun
26
Apr

Mendota, Mendota Heights solidify plans for final repairs

A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)

After last year’s excessive June flooding and the virtual drought of federal funds to repair the widespread damages in Dakota County, Mendota Heights and Mendota are still working on their final fixes nearly a year later.

Mon
06
Apr

Ice and snow in the rearview mirror, orange construction cones lie ahead

A portion of Highway 13, from Second Street to Lexington Avenue, will be closed for resurfacing and drainage system updates from June through August. (submitted graphic)
A portion of Highway 13, from Second Street to Lexington Avenue, will be closed for resurfacing and drainage system updates from June through August. (submitted graphic)

With the sound of chirping birds and extended daylight hours comes another telltale sign of spring: orange cones marking off road construction sites.

Sun
29
Mar

Learn the art of recycling

Dakota County is offering Master Recycler/Composter classes in order to provide instruction on waste prevention, recycling and composting.

Sun
29
Mar

Awake outside

Dakota County Parks is set to open online camping reservations on Monday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

Sun
22
Mar

Dakota County cuts down on storm sirens

Because of what has been described as outdoor warning siren “fatigue,” city and county emergency managers in Dakota County, following a recommendation from the National Weather Service, have changed their policy on activating outdoor warning siren

Mon
16
Mar

Thompson Park will have prescribed burn this spring

Dakota County Parks, in cooperation with Prairie Restorations and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will conduct prescribed burns throughout its parks between the end of March and May 31, as conditions allow.

Mon
16
Mar

Learn about Dakota County Technical College

Dakota County Technical College is sponsoring an open house on Thursday, April 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the main campus, 1300 145th Street (Dakota County Road 42), Rosemount.

At the open house, the public will be able to:

Sun
15
Mar

Area cities join collaborative electronic crime investigation program

This year marks the beginning of a new era for many police departments in Dakota County, in terms of how they handle crimes that involve the Internet and electronic devices.

Sun
15
Mar

Ides of March not for idling

Neighbors, Inc. volunteers Angela Rud, left, Sue Hanebuth, and Geri Bares, right, arrange pizza pies by size for a more organized freezer. (Jesse Poole/Review )
Neighbors, Inc. volunteers Angela Rud, left, Sue Hanebuth, and Geri Bares, right, arrange pizza pies by size for a more organized freezer. (Jesse Poole/Review )

Statewide food drive boosts Neighbors’ supplies

The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force has set itself a lofty goal, one the U.S. Postal Service might be proud of: to help collect 55,075 pounds of food in March.
The oddly specific number represents the city’s numerical ZIP code, translated into quite a hefty load of edible goods.

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