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Farmington community provided a special parade for an Empire Township resident

October 25, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Before last weekend, Jacob Albeck was a fan of parades only in theory. He liked marching bands, his mother, Michelle, said, and he liked loud noises and candy. He was a fan of the component parts of any good parade, in other words, but because of a rare genetic condition called nonketotic hyperglycinema, the 16-year-old Empire Township boy had never actually seen one in person. Continue Reading

Renovation planned for Sioux Falls’ Empire Mall

October 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls will be renovated beginning in February. Continue Reading

The Lone Rock Trail offers some amazing views but is hardly used

July 5, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

The view from the top of Lone Rock goes on for miles. The UMore Wind Turbine juts out of the trees and past that the stacks from Flint Hills can be seen. Continue Reading

Residents worry they are not getting the full story about pollution on U of M land

July 3, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

The University of Minnesota held a meeting last week to discuss the results of the first large-scale investigation of pollution on its UMore Park property, but many of the residents who attended found fewer answers than they wanted. Continue Reading

New Dakota County ordinance targets party hosts

May 20, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Southern Dakota County residents who provide a residence or location for people younger than 21 to come together and consume alcohol will be held responsible as of June 1, according to a newly-adopted social host ordinance. Continue Reading

Dakota County Regional park finally finds a name

February 2, 2012 in Rosemount Town Pages

New Dakota County park in Empire will likely be named Whitetail Woods Regional Park Continue Reading

County wants input on planned greenway routes

December 8, 2011 in The Farmington Independent

The Dakota County Parks department is looking for residents’ opinions about its plans for two future greenway corridors in Rosemount and Empire Township. While the projects are years away, county planner John Mertens said the county wants to know what people think of the concept. The parks department will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Rosemount Community Center. Continue Reading

Commentary: The Liberal empire strikes back

January 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Left apparently has taken to heart the admonition of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.”
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