Met Council terminates two contracts with Dakota County nonprofit The future of DARTS-provided transit services in Dakota County was delivered a blow on Thursday as the Metropolitan Council terminated its current contracts with DARTS for Transit Link and Metro Mobility services. The Met Council reported that it is contacting customers of both services as it [...]

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An Eagan woman received jail time and probation for cutting another woman during a 2013 holiday party. Arouna Mahachay, 30, was sentenced on Sept. 19 to 90 days in jail and 10 years of probation. Mahachay pleaded guilty in May to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. A third-degree assault charge was dismissed. Last December, [...]

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The O’Neill Drive and Highway 149 intersection in Eagan will permanently close next week. The intersection will close Sept. 25 and be replaced with a cul-de-sac about 75 to 100 feet east of the highway. The changes are part of the city’s reconstruction plan for highways 149 and 55. The reconstruction will include adding a [...]

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The founder of Burnsville-based PureChoice Inc. has been indicted on seven counts of wire fraud, the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis announced Sept. 18. Bryan Reichel, 59, the former principal shareholder of PureChoice, is charged with stealing more than $2.5 million in investment funds and loans from a variety of investors by lying about the [...]

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by Bill Blazar Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The Minnesota Chamber is pleased to announce Hiring Minnesota Heroes, our new program that encourages employers to develop and implement programs focused on hiring military veterans. We are ready to recruit employers, help them adopt veteran hiring goals, and then, most importantly, meet those goals. [...]

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by Mike Obermueller Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune While many politicians have been fighting a 4-year-old battle over whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I’m running for Congress to rebuild the middle class and that means working to improve the ACA for the thousands of Minnesotans who depend on it. I’ve talked [...]

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