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News in Dakota County, Minnesota
Education notes: News from schools near you
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:33:11 -0700
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- Alex Pan of Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley took first place among 126 students at the
Smoking rates in Fargo-Moorhead below national average; rates much higher in poorer counties
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:54:37 -0700
FARGO - North Dakota and Minnesota rank among the states with relatively low percentages of adult smokers, but smoking rates vary widely among counties, according to a new comparison of counties.
Iowa woman missing for 3 months found dead in Minnesota
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:39:13 -0700
Carrie Elaine Olson, an Iowa woman missing for more than 3 months, was found dead in Hastings, Minnesota over the weekend.
Dakota County arts and leisure briefs: Vintage farming demonstrations May 4
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:03:47 -0700
Visitors can milk cows, watch draft horses plow the fields and check out antique farm implements during a demonstration of early farming techniques in Dakota County from 1-4 p.m. May 4 at the Dakota City Heritage Village at the county fairgrounds in Farmington.
Minnesota, North Dakota adult smoking rates relatively low
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:16:02 -0700
FARGO -- North Dakota and Minnesota rank among the states with relatively low percentages of adult smokers, but smoking rates vary widely among counties, according to a new comparison of counties.
Twin Cities growth keeps metro area the nation's 16th largest
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:46:35 -0700
The Twin Cities may not be the oil-rich corners of North Dakota, or even the musically famous Austin, Texas, but they're holding their own when it comes to adding a competitive asset: people.
Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:44:50 -0700
Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce ...
South metro news briefs: Access added for famed trout stream
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:45:24 -0700
If you’d like to head out trout fishing this month, there are two more miles of shoreline to try out along the Vermillion River. The state has bought a 52-acre area half a mile north of Dakota County Road 66 along County 79, with 4,100 feet of river shoreline.
Body found in Minnesota confirmed to be Carrie Olson
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:57:09 -0700
Authorities in Minnesota confirm Carrie Olson of Davenport, Iowa is the woman whose body was found in a field there April 5, 2014.
ND has lowest 'food insecurity' rate in nation; Minnesota second
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:37 -0700
FARGO - North Dakota is keeping its low-income residents better fed than other states, according to a national hunger relief charity.