Government

No change in number of votes following recount Following the primary election on Aug. 12, two candidates remain for the District 1 commissioner position on the Dakota County Board. Incumbent Mike Slavik is seeking another term with Mark Henry as his challenger. Henry narrowly won a spot on the ballot in the primary with 640 [...]

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Eagan seeks TIF extension for Cedar Grove A city of Eagan request for extended tax revenues to help fund its Cedar Grove redevelopment project drew skeptical reactions from some District 191 School Board members Aug. 21. The proposed three-year extension of a tax-increment financing district for Cedar Grove, site of the new Twin Cities Premium [...]

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Slavik, Henry secure spots on ballot The results remain the same after a recount of the Aug. 12 primary vote for the District 1 Dakota County Commissioner. Terry Donnelly asked for a recount after he fell 11 votes short of a spot on the November ballot. The County Canvassing Board certified the recount on Thursday [...]

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Expect to see orange construction cones next year on County Road 42 in Apple Valley. Dakota County is planning to rework several intersections along 42 that will see removal and replacement of traffic signals and modifications to medians. The planned construction includes traffic signal replacements at Garrett Avenue, Hayes Road, Pennock Avenue and Gardenview Drive [...]

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Steve Rajavuori calls for more diverse housing, County Road 50 redevelopment area For 37 years, business owner Steve Rajavuori has lived in Lakeville and watched the city grow in ways that concern him. The 51-year-old married father of four is taking his concerns to a new level by entering the 2014 election for a seat [...]

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Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, recently announced his plan to introduce legislation next session to block the Minnesota Department of Transportation from moving forward with a proposed high-speed “zip line” that would run between Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport and Rochester. The proposed line is expected to cost more than a billion dollars, and would likely [...]

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