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In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents.
Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship.
Check out our citywide results for communities throughout Dakota County.
Authorities responded to an accident off of northbound I-35.
Red Lion Liquors recently reopened after sustaining smoke and water damage during a minor fire sparked by sunlight and vodka bottles.
On Tuesday, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz was re-elected by a wide margin over two-time challenger Jerry Willenburg.
In spite of a rough year, it appears that four incumbent school board members have kept their seats.
By 2015, the hospital will add more than 150,000 square feet to existing facilities.
The artist, who grew up and attended high school in Eagan, will compete next week in the live, semi-final rounds.
Eagan Wildcats take second in the Class AA state cross country championships Saturday; senior Danielle Anderson second in individual race.
At least two Eagan candidate, Democrats Jim Carlson and Laurie Halverson, declared victory early Wednesday morning. Voting results indicate that Democrats took all three Eagan legislative seats.
Inver Grove Heights
The Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area represents 1,300 acres of natural prairie, savanna, and oak woodland that provides a critical habitat for both resident and migratory animals.
Democrats swept the three local house and senate races Tuesday night. Here's a look at the precinct-by-precinct breakdown.
A selection of quotes from candidates for state and local office in Mendota Heights and Inver Grove Heights.
Lakeville North exacted some revenge in the state quarterfinals, beating Prior Lake 23-3.
Little, a freshmen City Councilor and law student, defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Bellows and a third challenger in Councilor Laurie Rieb.
Americans for Prosperity, considered one of the largets Republican Super PACs in the country, is dabbling with attack mailers in Lakeville at the same time it's revealed one candidate has raised more than $6,000 in cash from outside the city.
Sandra Krebsbach hangs onto mayor's seat in race against Ultan Duggan.
When Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman starts at the Mendota Heights Jewish temple later this week, Beth Jacob will be the only Conservative congregation in the Twin Cities with a woman as a pulpit rabbi.
As of Thursday morning, the Minnesota Secretary of State is reporting that Mike Dudley is 78 votes behind DFLer Kevin Dahle, who was unofficially named the winner of the race.
Tom Niemsto with Minnesota 2020, a public policy think tank in St. Paul, recently produced a video featuring Darin Steffl, a St. Olaf College junior who launched his own business.
It's not a secret that Northfield has a reputation that favors Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates.
Children voting at in mock polls made their own selections for president, as well as local races.
See the results of the State District 55 races broken down by precinct.
In Scott County, Republican candidates Eric Pratt, Mike Beard and Tony Albright were elected to Minnesota Senate and House.
The outspoken punter vowed to move his 'Out of Bounds' blog elsewhere.