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Dakota County

February 26, 2018
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said law enforcement isn't the long-term answer to addressing mental health. RiverTown Multimedia file photo
An overwhelming demand: Lack of mental health facilities is critical
February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
February 23, 2018
Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
February 23, 2018 - 3:08pm
February 9, 2018
HERO Center plans currently consist of a gun range, classrooms, an outdoor training area, a training room with moveable walls and more. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Dakota County pursues law enforcement training center
February 9, 2018 - 9:41am
February 5, 2018
Austin James Hagen, 23, of Lakeville. Photo courtesy Dakota County
Man found with more than 100 pounds of THC candy-like gummies in Lakeville
February 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
January 10, 2018
The Goodhue County Adult Detention Center. File photo
Mental health drugs carry a cost for Minnesota jails
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 21, 2017
Dakota County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
December 7, 2017
Small Sums Executive Director Terre Thomas holds work shoes Nov. 9, 2017, that are available to homeless clients starting new jobs. The organization’s University Avenue office houses dozens of pairs of work shoes and pants. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
'Small Sums' add up: Organization supplies homeless workers with job essentials
December 7, 2017 - 6:27pm
November 10, 2017
Joe Atkins
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
November 10, 2017 - 8:45am
October 22, 2017
Training leaders said the protest response training exercise helps law enforcement learn in the most realistic way possible how to best respond and work through protest situations that can move from a safe protest to violent. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Dakota County law enforcement train on protest response
October 22, 2017 - 10:00pm
October 17, 2017
Jacque Vialla Meier overcame injuries from a ghastly car wreck in 2004 to graduate from nursing school. She also ran in this year's Twin Cities Marathon. Submitted photo courtesy of Ray Viall.
Her own two feet: Hastings survivor of deadly '04 crash completes Twin Cities Marathon
October 17, 2017 - 8:45am
September 18, 2017
Spencer Curtis McAloney (left), Dylan Michael Lovick and Mitchell Dayton Stearns
Three men accused of violent Rosemount robbery
September 18, 2017 - 7:29pm
September 6, 2017
Nicholas Orion Carlson, 35. Photo courtesy Dakota County Sheriff's Office
Man charged with attempted murder in Farmington shooting
September 6, 2017 - 3:21pm
August 31, 2017
John Cheever of Rosemount showed off his 1950 Dodge pickup truck painted in a custom bright turquoise blue he mixed in his garage. Cheever was among participants in the 29th Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular car show Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Spectacular sights: 29th Southern Cruzers Summer Spectacular
August 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
August 4, 2017
Mark Lofthus, economic development director with Dakota Electric, says utilities companies can play a role in economic development to partner and facilitate site readiness and attract industrial development such as data centers. He spoke to Farmington officials July 27, 2017. Photo by Kara Hildreth / contributor
Farmington ripe for landing data center
August 4, 2017 - 8:54am
August 1, 2017
Lucifer Vincent Nguyen / Dakota County Jail
Authorities arrest homicide suspect; Nguyen captured late July 31 in Blaine
August 1, 2017 - 11:32am