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Local residents took in more of the seasonal spirit with Holiday on Main on Saturday with events centered around the Post Office Mall, along with Holidays at the Heritage Center. The Post Office Mall hosted Santa, crafts, music and trolley rides through downtown. The Heritage Center was the …

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Approximately 2,700 people attended Saturday’s Haunted Forest at Steve Michaud Park in Lakeville. The event organized by the Lakeville Parks and Recreation Department had a range of activities for young and old. The event included a puppet wagon performance and treats handed out in the parki…

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The Lakeville Art Festival attracted scores of visitors to the two-day event Sept. 21 and 22 on the grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The event allowed people to view a wide range of artists offering works for sale, participate in the community art project, make their own work and s…

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The fish won the Youth Fishing Derby Thursday Morning at Schwarz Pond Park. Only a a few participants reeled anything in, but that didn’t stop anyone from having fun. The event was sponsored by CF Industries and Rosemount Park and Recreation. It was all part of Rosemount’s Leprechaun Days. 

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Dozens of young residents along with their families marched through Central Park Sunday during the Rosemount Lions Kiddie Parade. Kids of all ages dressed up while some designed a float and decorated their bikes and trikes. Following the parade, participates were treated to hot dogs, chips a…

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The Pan-O-Prog Grand Parade was held Saturday, July 13, in downtown Lakeville when thousands of people watched the floats, bands, royalty, community and school groups march down Holyoke Avenue. The weather was warm but plenty of shady spots were to be had all along the route from 210th Stree…

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The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall arrived and was dedicated during a ceremony at the McGuire Middle School fields in Lakeville. Motorcycle riders from several veterans groups escorted the wall's truck and trailer to Lakeville from Elko Speedway. Speakers during the ceremony were VFW member…

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The annual Rosemount High School OnStage musical review show will feature the largest cast in OnStage history, according to teacher Steven Albaugh. The cast will be joined by the RHS Jazz Band this year. “This year’s show, ‘OnStage 2019: That’s Life’ is a look at the different experiences an…

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Eagan's Community Connections was March 2 at the Eagan Community Center. It featured musical performances, art project, free ice cream, and an expo featuring area non-profits and government agencies. 

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Scores of families attended the Old Fashioned Holiday at Holz Farm in Eagan on Sunday. This free event celebrated Christmas at the farm 1940s style, with caroling, hot cider, hayrides, s’mores, crafts, live reindeer and a visit by Santa. With temperatures around 32 degrees and a brisk wind, …

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The Rosemount Haunted Woods Trail treated the masses of children and families during the annual event in Central Park on Saturday. Typically the event attracts more than 2,000 people. This year, the rain held off so attendees could stay dry, even though there cool temperatures on the night. …

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Minnesota Vikings rookies, along with a few select veterans and prized offseason acquisition quarterback Kirk Cousins, spent the afternoon of July 26 practicing before a crowd at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan. “I’m excited for training camp at the new facility,” Cou…

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The Rosemount Lions Kiddie Parade attracted a dozens of Minions, or at least those dressed as the lovable characters from the "Despicable Me" movies, on Sunday in Central Park. The group was organized by a couple of Rosemount neighborhood leaders who networked with folks to coordinate the ye…

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Dakota City Heritage Village took people back in time during the first two weekends of December to celebrate Village Holidays at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. The event included 1900s-era costumed interpreters who told people what like was like in the early 1900s in addition t…

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More than 300 volunteers descended on the ShopJimmy warehouse this week in Burnsville to help more than 4,000 people in Dakota County and beyond have a happier Christmas, as presents were wrapped and distributed through 360 Communities’ Armful of Love program. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on ha…

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Approximately 2,253 people attended the Rosemount Haunted Woods Trail in Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 28, when an estimated 1,121 children clad in costumes of all kinds received candy and other treats at stations staffed by volunteers, businesses and members of the Rosemount Halloween Comm…