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All three Apple Valley Liquor locations reopened April 3 for curbside pick up orders only.
The public has a new way to receive helpful health and wellness information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walz says school closings likely to extend beyond May 1
Golf course operators wait to see if they can open for business
Are open as essential services
Volunteers, neighbors finding ways to help
Photos by John Gessner
The Heritage Center in Lakeville will be closed through Friday, May 1.
Morgan’s Farm to Table is offering a 20 percent discount to hospitality workers until further notice.
Project donates shields to hospitals, senior living facilities
Officials were scrambling Tuesday to set up 2,750 more hospital beds across Minnesota to handle the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.
Valley Natural Foods started offering its Basics Bag Program on Sunday, March 22, for immune-compromised and senior customers. This program will offer basic meal ingredients for two days for 1-2 people. Recipe ideas are included and available on the Valley Natural website along with further …
Westview Elementary School staff had a driving parade in Apple Valley neighborhoods around the school March 27 to allow students and families to see their teachers from a safe distance.
Students across the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District began distance learning Monday, March 30, as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Two East Lake Elementary educators spent part of their day spreading encouragement to their students on March 24 with chalk messages on their driveways.
Hopes to support local business, have a little fun
As social distancing increases senior isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is becoming harder for older adults to access basic necessities like groceries and medicine. DARTS, a Dakota County nonprofit serving older adults, says it is responding to the emerging gaps.
The city of Burnsville is extending its initial closure of city facilities to the public through June 30.
As state and federal officials desperately work to “flatten the curve” and the impact of COVID-19 cases on our healthcare system, many local businesses have experienced the devastating results of an economy that has ground to a halt.
District 191 offers site delivery, curbside pickup
Some Dakota County residents have reported phone calls, text messages and door-to-door scams about COVID-19 testing kits, bogus cures, health insurance and donating to fraudulent charities — all preying on virus-related fears.
Local Minnesotans are finding creative ways to occupy their time at home and cope with social distancing as a new reality, as health officials continue to encourage staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The coronavirus has thrown the 2020 political calendar into a tailspin.