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Veterans court confers first graduates

June 21, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

With many current-generation veterans having served multiple combat tours, a large number suffer from all sorts of trauma. Continue Reading

Prescription drug abuse is growing problem in county

June 6, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

After kicking off the Drug Take Back program in 2010, Washington County residents were dropping off significant amounts of drugs that it became more evident it’s a significant problem in every corner of the county, law enforcement officials say. Continue Reading

County examines fatal, serious injury crashes

May 31, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

The county is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to use federal dollars for proactive safety measures on county highways, including Woodbury’s busiest roads. Continue Reading

Morning message: Don’t drink and drive

May 24, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

East Ridge High School students saw a mock crash Friday, May 24 where two people were dead, including a young child, and others were injured because a student was driving drunk after a graduation party. Continue Reading

For students, a sobering reminder before prom

May 16, 2013 in Rosemount Town Pages

Rosemount High School held a mock car crash Thursday morning, providing a graphic reminder to juniors and seniors of what can happen if they drink and drive. Continue Reading

Little-known police unit targets Woodbury crime trends

May 9, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

Within the last few months, Woodbury Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit has expanded from two officers to four three detectives and a sergeant who carry out its mission: addressing crime trends in the city and doing proactive policing. Continue Reading

Woodbury cop honored for heroism during fiery crash

May 8, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

When an allegedly impaired driver rear-ended another vehicle on a chilly January night and burst into flames, three area residents leapt into action, risking their lives to save a 29-year-old man and his dog. Continue Reading

Washington County 911 dispatchers honored for handling of Red Roof incident

April 2, 2013 in Woodbury Bulletin

There was no question Aug. 31, 2012, was a stressful night for many members of the local law enforcement community. Continue Reading

Training builds relationships among Dakota County agencies

March 28, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

ooner or later, everyone needs a little help. That’s true even for some of the people you call for help in times of emergency.
With that in mind, a number of Farmington and Rosemount emergency personnel participated in the Frontline Supervisor Class offered by the Dakota County Domestic Preparedness Committee. Continue Reading

Farimngton police will accept old medicine

March 21, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington police have entered into a joint project with other Dakota County law enforcement agencies to take old prescription pills out of the house, and possibly out of the hands of people who could abuse them. Continue Reading