NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Led by trained peer facilitators, the suppor…
A federal appeals court declined Friday to overturn Democratic Rep. Angie Craig’s victory in this month’s 2nd Congressional District election.
A wild deer harvested in Dakota County on Nov. 7 was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease. To date, 95 wild deer have tested positive for CWD in Minnesota.
Fourth-grade students are encouraged to enter the first-ever Dakota County Poster Contest to celebrate America Recycles Day. This year’s contest theme is: How to recycle right. All posters must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Nov. 23 and adhere to the post…
The Republican majority leader of the Minnesota Senate has tested positive for COVID-19, and is facing calls from the DFL minority to resign his leadership post over his handling of an outbreak affecting the GOP caucus.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation along with Dakota County and the cities of Rosemount, Hastings and Inver Grove Heights are conducting a road safety audit of Highway 55 between General Sieben Drive in Hastings and the junction of Highway 52 in Inver Grove Heights.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics is tightening visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff as COVID-19 cases rise across the region.
Dakota County’s license centers in Burnsville, Lakeville and Rosemount as well as the Administration Center vitals counter in Hastings will be closed Nov. 12–15.
The Official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program will be held virtually this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. A 30-minute recorded program will be available starting at 8 a.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs website at Minnesota…
As more ballots have been counted overnight in the County Commissioner District 7 race, Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland has passed Dakota County Board Member Chris Gerlach. She now has 57.22% of the vote with 17,787 ballots, while Gerlach has 42.27% or 13,138 votes.
First-term U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Eagan, has finished with the most votes as all precincts are reporting in her 2nd District race against Tyler Kistner, R-Prior Lake. Elections officials are updating totals by counting some absentee ballots not entered in the original counts and as of this…
There are many people waiting to vote in Farmington as the polls have officially closed in Minnesota. Minnesota law says that those people who are in line as of 8 p.m. can still vote. It is apparent that vote totals will be slow from Farmington, which will have an impact on the city of Farmi…
Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune readers can follow results on Election Night here. Our staff will be monitoring results as they come in starting at about 9 p.m., but due to the unusual nature of voting in the pandemic, it could be slower than usual.
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has granted The Open Door with $5,620 to be able to provide more food to those in need.
The Minnesota Department of Health announced this week a pilot of the COVID-19 Test at Home saliva program. Minnesotans in two dozen counties, including Dakota County, or tribal nations will be able to order a saliva test online, to perform in their own home. These tests are available in sel…
The campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis said Monday his emergency surgery to “treat an internal hernia” was successful and minimally invasive and that he’s likely to be released in the next couple of days.
Republican U.S Senate candidate Jason Lewis was hospitalized for emergency surgery Monday morning, his campaign said in a statement.
First Judicial District Judge Richelle Wahi is one of the recipients of the fourth annual Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards for 2020, which will be presented virtually Nov. 5.
A federal appeals court declined Friday to suspend Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District election, keeping it on course for a November outcome.
Dakota Electric Association is accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes nonprofit groups, community organizations and businesses that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have impacted numer…
Vail Place, a nonprofit providing services, supports and resources for adults with mental illnesses, appointed Monique Rochard-Marine of Lakeville to its board of directors. Rochard-Marine is currently director of strategic meetings management and event operations at Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
The Dakota County Board appointed Cody Wiltgen and Melissa Lutz to the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board on Oct. 6 to represent the private sector.
Dakota County residents are invited to participate in the Minnesota Water Stewards program, which trains residents to protect and improve water quality and habitat, engage others in water quality efforts, and promote clean water.
The House and Senate passed last week a $1.87 billion bonding bill meant to pay for hundreds of infrastructure improvement projects around the state ranging from roads and bridges to wastewater facilities and higher education asset preservation.
Dakota County is extending its COVID-19 relief for businesses that have suffered financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic and expanding the eligibility to home-based businesses.
Dakota County is adding to its popular camper cabins at Whitetail Woods Regional Park with two new prairie cabins, which are billed as offering comfortable camping year-round in a spacious layout with stunning views.
McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are available from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the votes cast in November's election for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd District will count, even though a state law said the race should be delayed until a February special election.
Residents who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover vaccines can receive flu and other recommended immunizations at upcoming Dakota County Public Health immunization clinics. In addition to the uninsured or underinsured, immunization clinics are open to children enrolled on a Minne…
360 Communities’ Armful of Love program invites local residents to participate in sharing the joy of the holiday season. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m., families who live in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount and are financially unable to provide gi…
The federal courts will decide if Minnesota’s 2nd District Congressional election occurs this year or next after incumbent Democratic Rep. Angie Craig sued to keep it in 2020.
What started out as a widespread community survey effort to study the spread of COVID-19 in several parts of Minnesota, ended after a series of “troubling incidents.” Including one in Eitzen, Minnesota, on the Iowa border.