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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.