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The Lakeville Republican now advances to the Nov. 6 election and a bid for his sixth term in office.
In Dakota County, the number of homeless individuals or those at imminent risk of being homeless rose from 841 in 2011 to 1,013 in January 2012.
Alissa Jones and Skye Davis, Burnsville girls who attend Apple Valley schools, were chosen to sit on the court during a ceremony earlier this month.
A community college in Ohio has commissioned a small unmanned aircraft, or drone, currently in development by engineers at UTC Aerospace Systems’ Sensors & Integrated Systems.
Katie Brown, 19, fell from a moving party bus window onto I-35W, but escaped unharmed.
The company kicked off construction of Arbors II, a new $12 million assisted living facility at the Fairview Ridges campus.
Elite Gymnastics Academy is in a newly-renovated building and the staff there is ready to capitalize on Olympics-fueled fever.
Eagan police believe mental health issues played a role in the stand-off.
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Council members could not agree that a limited term was necessary for the gun safety program.
If convicted of kidnapping, Philip James Pariso could face a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $35,000 fine.
Since its soft opening last week, the IGH Pawn America outlet has outperformed several other branches.
According to State Troopers at the scene, the driver was planning to make the turn onto the northbound 52 ramp when another driver cut him off.
Dr. Lisa Snyder's performance review for the 2011-12 school year was a good one.
Lakeville added 580 residents from 2010 to 2011, according to the Metropolitan Council. The city's total population is now 56,534.
Police say Chad Allen Blizek became combative and tried to flee when he was found drunk at MSP.
Moose Country and Sunfish Cellars will receive lighter civil penalties for selling alcohol to a minor during a compliance check.
Callers claim to be overseas police or officials. Victim is asked to wire money.