Government

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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Tim Pitcher filed the necessary paperwork last week to begin a run for Farmington City Council. There are two, four-year council member terms up for election. “I have a passion to bring good paying jobs to Farmington,” he said in a press release. “When we encourage businesses to come here, we can lower the citizen’s [...]

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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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