Eagan city officials green lighted plans to redevelop the former Al Baker’s property into a four-story Holiday Inn Express and Suites. The council unanimously approved on Aug. 19 rezoning plans, a planned development amendment and a final plat for the 0.59-acre property at 3434 Washington Dr. Al Baker’s restaurant closed in January after nearly 30 [...]

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An Apple Valley man has been charged with a felony after he allegedly fled a traffic stop when the officer informed him his vehicle was going to be searched. Matthew H. Freeman, 31, was booked into the Dakota County Jail following the early-morning Aug. 14 traffic stop at Pilot Knob Road near Diamond Path. According [...]

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Challenger 11 votes behind Mark Henry Terry Donnelly has requested a recount after he fell 11 votes short in the primary election on Aug. 12 for a spot on the November ballot in the County Board District 1 race. Initial votes showed Mark Henry narrowly winning a spot with 640 to Donnelly’s 629, a 0.34 [...]

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Jamal Abdulahi, who lost a coin toss to be the fourth Rosemount City Council candidate in the Nov. 4 general election, said on Monday he will not request a recount. Abdulahi could have requested a recount within five days of the election after he lost a coin toss Friday, Aug. 15, during a meeting of [...]

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Dakota County is hosting a public open house for the planned County Road 42 intersection improvement project from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley. Several intersection changes are planned along County Road 42 (150th Street) in Apple Valley and Burnsville, including removal of the traffic signal [...]

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