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Funds in part due to hiring delays The city of Lakeville ended 2014 with a balance of $11.1 million in the general fund, its primary operating fund, in 2014, which is a $1.4 million increase from 2013. The amount is about $1 million more than the city projected in its final 2014 budget, according to...Read More
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About 90 units proposed west of Highway 3 by Hannah Gullickson Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Though a proposed 90-unit housing development had its share of issues debated in the past month, the Rosemount City Council unanimously approved on June 16 the first steps of the 26.75-acre development....Read More
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When the new fire chief, Jim Larsen, was hired, Farmington city staff asked him to evaluate the chain of command to look for efficiencies. After a few months on the job, he’s done just that. “One of the things that was brought up during the recruitment process was some confusion of role; respons...Read More
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 11 at the future site of Cambrian Commons, the Dakota County Community Development Agency’s 60-unit senior housing building at the corner of South Robert Trail and Lower 147th Street West. The event included speakers Mayor Bill Droste and Dakota County and C...Read More
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National search will identify next Minnesota Zoo leader Minnesota Zoo Director and President Lee C. Ehmke has been named president and chief executive at the Houston Zoo, according to release from the Minnesota Zoo on Friday. Ehmke’s last day with the zoo in Apple Valley will be Aug. 11. He will a...Read More
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Building program could add to tax hike The city of Burnsville needs $1.1 million more in taxes next year — a 3.7 percent increase — to maintain current services and cover planned spending increases, City Council members were told June 9. That would raise city taxes on a median-valued home by $5...Read More
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The Rosemount City Council approved on Tuesday the selection of Patrick Wrase to serve as the city’s director of public works and city engineer. Wrase will lead the department that provides a range of services in Rosemount, including engineering; maintenance of buildings, vehicles, streets, and pa...Read More
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Eagan residents could soon have a second cable option as CenturyLink looks to break up Comcast’s monopoly in the Twin Cities market. CenturyLink is seeking a franchise agreement with the city of Eagan that would allow the communications company to provide Prism TV cable service along side Comcast...Read More
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More than a year before the election, Burnsville Democrat Lindsey Port has announced her bid to unseat first-term state Rep. Roz Peterson, R-Lakeville, in House District 56B. Port, a mother of preschool daughters, said in a May 21 news release that education funding is a key issue in her campaign. S...Read More
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Eagan council member participates in simulated Mars colonization Long before modern space exploration, scientists, writers and filmmakers have imaged what it would be like to live on Mars. And while others dreamed about it, one Eagan City Council member experienced firsthand what Mars colonization w...Read More
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