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Clean out the cabinets

Dakota County residents have two additional opportunities this spring to rid their homes, garages and sheds of unwanted poisonous, hazardous or dangerous chemicals and electronics at no cost.


State of the County

Board Chair Mike Slavik gives the annual State of the County address.


Poetry contest

Haiku, free verse, odes and sonnets — whatever your poetry style, we invite you to enter our Poetry Contest to showcase your talents.

Health & Family

Keep it simple

Registration for Simple Steps, a free community walking program, is now open.

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 News & events

  • Shred documents safely
    Protect your identity and the environment by taking your old tax documents, financial statements, medical records and other confidential papers to one of these collection events for free shredding services. MORE
  • Volunteer to explore Dakota County wetlands
    Dakota County is seeking volunteers eager to pull on a pair of waders and jump into monitoring the health of community wetlands through the Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP). MORE
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