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Anthony Owens, Life Scout in Troop 295 of Rosemount, kneels in the butterfly habitat and pollinator garden at The Well that he designed, removed grass, cleared shrubs, planted, mulched, and watered for his Eagle Scout project. During a hot week in June, Owens started working on the garden on…

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The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has opened a new gun permit window located at the Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley, to better serve the public. The hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The window is located in the main atrium area.

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Green Ribbon Initiatives, a nonprofit corporation founded in the spring of 2013, is recognizing partnerships between Easter Lutheran Church and various organizations addressing a wide range of community needs. Easter Lutheran assistance is provided through financial contributions, program sp…

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The Farmington Knights of Columbus Council 2400 will host a spaghetti dinner and an evening of bingo Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington.

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The Eagan Foundation has awarded $16,000 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations to meet critical needs and improve the quality of life in the community. Funding will support a variety of human services, arts and educational programs that further the foundation’s mission of making Eagan the …

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Members of FIRST Robotics Teams Blue Twilight and the Green Girls, (from left) Claire Myers, Zoe Berg, Erica Broeker, Rebecca Lundquist, Shelly Franklin, Olivia Crutchfield, Katie Hendricksen and Grace Hansen stand in the United Nations Headquarters building in New York, N.Y. They attended t…

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Kids ’n Kinship hosted a night of skating Thursday, Feb. 8. Youth and mentors met at Skateville Family Rollerskating Center in Burnsville. Matches had fun skating, playing games, making Valentine’s Day crafts and spending time with other mentor-mentee pairs. The organization seeks to provide…

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Members of the Apple Valley senior center circled up on Friday, Feb. 9, to participate in a HealthRhythms Group Empowerment Drumming session led by Cathleen Gempler. After leading a series of ice breakers and exercises to help the participants reflect on healthy aging, Gempler transitioned i…

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Patty Peterson and the Jazz Women All-Stars performed at Valleywood Golf Course on Feb. 10. The free concert was part of the Apple Valley Arts Foundation’s Frozen Apple concert series. Peterson shared a stage with Ginger Commodore, Mary Louise Knutson, Joan Griffith, Sheila Earley and Kathy …

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Over objections from some neighbors and even one of the developers, plans progressed Monday for a 27-unit townhome project and Kwik Trip store, gas station and car wash east of Valley Ridge Senior Housing in Burnsville.

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A Burnsville woman who was caring for a 9-month-old boy is accused of inflicting injuries that caused him severe and permanent brain damage.

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Parents and caregivers with questions about child development, disabilities and mental health will find a wealth of information and resources at the third annual South of the River Resource and Education Fair. The fair will run 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Dakota County Northern …

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The city of Farmington has replaced the SeeClickFix application with a new website form called Farmington Fix. The change was effective Feb. 8.

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State Sen. Jim Carlson, DFL-Eagan, and Rep. Sandra Masin, DFL-Eagan, will hold a town hall meeting for residents of Senate District 51 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Diamondhead Education Center, Savage Conference Room, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville.

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State Sen. Jim Carlson, DFL-Eagan, and Rep. Sandra Masin, DFL-Eagan, will hold a town hall meeting for residents of Senate District 51 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Diamondhead Education Center, Savage Conference Room, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville.

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Gophers basketball coach Pam Borton visited FIT Academy on Friday, Feb. 2, to direct the Empower Girls Leadership Academy. The elementary school is the newest charter school in the area, and it seeks to promote fitness, intellect and teamwork. The workshop helped the 15 students who particip…

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The cast and crew of Apple Valley High School’s One Act Play, “Silent Sky,” were champions at the Section 1AA festival on Thursday, Feb. 1, at Lakeville South High School. They were invited to perform one final time at the MSHSL State One Act Play festival for Class AA at 10 a.m. Thursday, F…

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The Eastview Lightning dance team lit up the U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 4. The girls performed during the pregame and halftime shows at Super Bowl LII. After sending in audition videos, the Lightning dancers were selected along with several other teams from the metro area. The girls h…

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From left, KFAI host Sam Jasmine, Felicia Atkinson of Bloomington, Tony Helms of Apple Valley, Katie Whitnah of Minnetonka and Charlene Doll of KFAI. “Disability and Progress,” a KFAI radio program, invited four local participants of the Partners in Policymaking program to talk about experie…

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Jacquelyn  Chatelaine of Lakeville was crowned as Princess of the South Wind during the St. Paul Winter Carnival. She was the youngest participant at age 21 and said participating helped her grow as a person. Chatelaine said she had to put her best foot forward throughout her candidacy while…