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National Program Leads to Extra Traffic Enforcement in Eagan

An Eagan traffic enforcement unit - Photo: Website/City of Eagan

Those who drive in Eagan may have noticed an increase in traffic enforcement.

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Farmington Day Care Provider Sentenced to 30 Days for Death of Infant

Forty-six-year-old Rebecca Lynn Graupmann - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

A Farmington woman was sentenced to 30 days in prison and 80 hours of community service after a 3-month-old boy died at her home day care facility back in 2012.

Forty-six-year-old Rebecca Lynn Graupmann pleaded guilty to a felony count of second-degree manslaughter for the death of Kaiden Robert Staebell, who died July 31, 2012.

Hastings Off-Leash Dog Park Discussed at Open House

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Hastings community members and their dogs may soon have their first off-leash dog park.

The new park will be the focus of a public open house Tuesday.

Charges Possible after 9-Year-Old Boy Found Wandering Near Eagan Bar

Charges could come against the parents of a 9-year-old boy who was found wandering around a bar late Friday night in Eagan.

The boy told investigators he was left home alone for more than an hour while his parents went to go drink, police said. 

Police were called to Casper's Cherokee bar and restaurant shortly before midnight.

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Burning Restrictions Begin Monday Across the State

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As all of the snow and ice begins to melt, the fire danger is expected to increase. Because of this, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

Book, Movie to Document Minn. Version of Titanic

Lake Pepin - Photo: Minnesota DNR

A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy, in which 98 people died in 1890 when the ship flipped over on Lake Pepin.
    
A Rochester Post-Bulletin report says the documentary makers are both history lovers. They say they want to raise awareness about the ill-fated ship that has come to be known as Minnesota's Titanic.

DNR Stocks Vermillion River Ahead of Stream Trout Opener

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Fishers casting their lines into the Vermillion River in Farmington for the stream trout season opener Saturday will find it fully stocked.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent the day filling it with 1,000 rainbow trout on Friday ahead of the fishing opener.

The fish going into the stream were raised at a hatchery in Lanesboro, Minn.