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Three Arrested in Connection To St. Cloud Death Investigation

ST. CLOUD -- Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection to a death investigation last week. Police say 23-year-old Deantae Davis, 26-year-old Kenneth Carter, and 33-year-old Angela Jones are all facing aiding and abetting second degree murder charges in the death of 25-year-old Keisa Lange of Litchfield. St....
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Dakota County tops 70% vaccinated against COVID-19

Dakota County topped the 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate milestone, and county public health workers are shifting their vaccine effort to add more clinic locations and reach unvaccinated residents in their community. The county crossed the 70% vaccination threshold recently as more than 231,000 residents ages 16 and up have received...
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Dakota County greenway project available for review

Dakota County is planning to build a 3.7-mile section of the Minnesota River Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park, and the public can review environmental impacts of the project. The county will partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on the new greenway section from the trailhead near Cedar...
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DARTS facilitates COVID-19 vaccinations

DARTS recently helped low-income older adults get COVID-19 vaccinations. In cooperation with six senior housing buildings, DARTS Resident Service coordinators were able to get vaccinations for over 90 older adults in Dakota County. For more information on older adult and caregiver services, call DARTS at 651-455-1560.
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Kid ‘n Kinship hosting information sessions

Kids ‘n Kinship, youth mentoring nonprofit that serves at-risk children in Dakota County is holding volunteer information sessions for those who are interested in becoming a mentor. The upcoming sessions will be a mix of virtual and in-person. The location for in-person sessions are to-be-determined. The sessions are scheduled for:
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Police seek help in finding shooter in West St. Paul homicide

West St. Paul police have arrested two people in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday, but law enforcement officials are still looking for the shooter and any additional information about the incident, a West St. Paul news release said. Officers arrived at Thompson County Park about 9 p.m. Wednesday after...
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Florida hit and run suspect has a warrant for his arrest in Dakota county

A Florida man arrested this past weekend in a hit and run north of Tampa is also wanted in Minnesota after a traffic accident in Dakota County last year. Joseph Strickland, 28, is accused of hitting a 32-year-old pedestrian June 6 with his car near Tampa, driving with the body on the vehicle until reaching a bait shop, then dragging what remained of the body behind the business, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Ramsey, MNMinnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Heat advisory issued for the Twin Cities and beyond until June 10

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, but you wouldn’t know it by the sweltering July-like heat blanketing Minnesota and other areas across the nation. Unlike last week, this week Twin Citians will have to contend with tropical humidity, with dew points in the low 60s. Consequently, a heat advisory...
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Dakota County tops 70% vaccinated against COVID-19

Dakota County topped the 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate milestone, and county public health workers are shifting their vaccine effort to add more clinic locations and reach unvaccinated residents in their community. The county crossed the 70% vaccination threshold recently as more than 231,000 residents ages 16 and up have received...
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Blaze finish 4th in state badminton team tourney

The sport might have had to take a forced break in 2020, but in 2021 it’s clear the high school badminton landscape hasn’t changed. St. Paul Johnson remains the gold standard. The Governors won their sixth consecutive state team championship and 11th overall, defeating St. Paul Humboldt 6-1 in the...
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Craig submits funding request for DCTC

U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Eagan, has submitted a request for Dakota County Technical College to receive $1.175 million to update and enhance the Minnesota State Commercial Driving Skills Center and Decision Driving Range. Craig submitted the request for Community Project Funding for the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations process, through which...
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Dakota County Library returns to full services

Dakota County Library is returning to full, in-person services in the coming weeks after more than a year of limited in-person access. Library hours are expanding, time limits for visits are ending and more accommodations will be available in the coming weeks. “We’re excited to safely welcome visitors back to...
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Dakota County greenway project available for review

Dakota County is planning to build a 3.7-mile section of the Minnesota River Greenway in Fort Snelling State Park, and the public can review environmental impacts of the project. The county will partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on the new greenway section from the trailhead near Cedar...
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Dakota County libraries to reinstate full services

All 10 public libraries in Dakota County are now open without capacity limits. Masks will be strongly encouraged for those who have yet to get vaccinated, but will not be required in library locations. “We’re excited to safely welcome visitors back to the library, so they can take full advantage...
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Charges dropped against man who threw boy off waterslide

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a criminal charge has been dropped against a 20-year-old Maple Grove man accused of severely injuring a young boy after throwing him off a waterslide, noting it’s unlikely the man will ever be found competent to stand trial. Dakota County Attorney Kathryn Keena filed...