Dakota County

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Mon
01
Dec

Tim Leslie preps to lead Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.

Fri
28
Nov

West St. Paul asks for input on Robert St. project


The West St. Paul City Council called for a special meeting to discuss the reconstruction of Robert Street. On Dec. 1, the public is invited to comment on the $24.2 million project.

The West St. Paul City Council is hosting a special meeting Dec.

Thu
06
Nov

New mayor elected in West St. Paul

Meisinger
David Meisinger

Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.

Thu
06
Nov

Incumbents win U.S. House, Dakota County by landslides


John Kline

"More of the same" is the takeaway from the District 2 races of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and the U.S. House of Representatives. Area residents helped incumbents keep their spots by more-than comfortable margins Nov. 4.

Tue
04
Nov

Applicants sought to fill South St. Paul council vacancy

After a council member resigned to start serving as a district court judge, the South St.

Tue
28
Oct

6 not-so-spooky, local events on or around Halloween


File photo (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

For those looking for a way to keep their candy-fueled kids busy this weekend, here's a selection of family-friendly events in the South-West Review area. Did we miss any?

Tue
07
Oct

Dakota County commissioner honored as leader in public health


Nancy Schouweiler

Nancy Schouweiler didn't plan on being a leader in public health.

Fri
03
Oct

Mendota Heights man accused of dragging bicyclist alongside car

A Mendota Heights man is facing charges after, while driving, he allegedly grabbed a bicyclist, dragging him and his bike on the pavement alongside his car.

Fri
03
Oct

State bolsters flood recovery in Dakota County


City crews added more sandbags to a pile at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on June 25, bracing for the Mississippi River to crest. The state now plans to reimburse Dakota County for money spent on flood mitigation and recovery.

FEMA denies appeal; Dayton orders use of new program
A new state program will provide significant relief for northern Dakota County taxpayers who may have otherwise seen a jump in 2015 city tax levies to cover the cost of flood damage.

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