County Administrator is the administrative head of the County who is responsible for the overall management of County operations, and for carrying out all decisions, policies, ordinances and resolutions of the Board of Commissioners
County Attorney promotes justice, public safety, and effective government by prosecuting crime, protecting those in need and representing Dakota County
First Judicial District Dakota County is one of seven counties in the 1st Judicial District of Minnesota. A Judicial District includes all the judges, court administrators, and others responsible for the implementation of court activity within the district
Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the County and also assumes the role of Public Safety Director
Dakota County Library System provides a collection of books and other materials for the informational, educational and recreational use of County residents. There are eight branch libraries and a bookmobile in the Dakota County Library System
Law Library A public library open to all licensed attorneys and private citizens which contains a collection of statutes, case reports, and legal treatises
ADA Paratransit Service is available for people who are unable or have extreme difficulty using regular route transit service because of a disability or health condition
Alexis Bailly The elegant dry table wines from the Alexis Bailly Vineyard in the Hiawatha Valley of the Upper Mississippi have earned Alexis Bailly Vineyard national acclaim and Minnesota unlikely fame in the wine-drinking world
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities area. Each year, the hospital provides comprehensive health care for more than 200,000 patients and their families from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the eighth-largest children's health care organization in the U.S., with 319 staffed beds at its two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through over 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers rehabilitative services at five Allina hospitals: Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, United in St. Paul, Unity in Fridley, Mercy in Coon Rapids and Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo
Bryant Lake Regional Park Located on Bryant Lake in Eden Prairie, this 170-acre park is nestled among rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and grasslands offering habitat for deer, waterfowl and a variety of songbirds
Lake Maria State Park enjoy one of the few remaining stands of the "Big Woods," a maple, oak and basswood forest that once covered part of southern Minnesota. The park is perfect for hikers, backpackers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers who enjoy the challenge of the rolling terrain
William O'Brien Park A great "get away" park only one hour from the Twin Cities, William O'Brien provides a beautiful setting for quality recreation along the banks of the St. Croix River. Hiking trails offer quiet exploration of the park's rolling, wooded hills
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee is a regular forum where city and county policymakers meet to discuss issues and initiatives that require cooperation across jurisdictional lines and among many parts of the criminal justice system
Minnesota State Fire Department Association "Foster and encourage greater skill and efficiency, cultivate friendship and fellowship among members. Maintain proper remuneration for duties performed. Improve moral, intellectual, social and economic condition of members"
Sheriff's Office "Our mission is to keep and preserve the peace within the county we serve".
Metro Buses The Twin Cities has one of the largest transit systems in the country. There are more than 35 direct routes to serve campus and thousands of other convenient bus stop locations
Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, providing roughly 95 percent of the 73 million bus trips taken annually in the Twin Cities. Each weekday customers board Metro Transit buses and trains an average of 235,000 times.
James Sewell Ballet creates and performs works that connect artists with audiences and to advance contemporary ballet.
Minnesota Ballet is one of the finest regional dance companies in the Midwest. This professional company of fourteen dynamic artists, home-based in Duluth, Minnesota, tours nationally, entertaining audiences with a repertoire as diverse as it is artistic
Minnesota Museum of American Art Embracing the opportunity for St. Paul's art museum to champion America's rich art heritage, the museum added "American" to its name in 1992. Since that time, the MMAA has remained committed to increasingly represent the great cultural, racial, socioeconomic and regional diversity of American art and artists past, present, and emerging
The Actors Theater of Minnesota The mission of the Actors Theater of Minnesota is to bring new professional theater, through production or promotion, to Minnesota communities that do not otherwise have access to a given style of theater and at a cost that is competitive within a given community
The Guthrie Theater is devoted to the traditional classical repertoire that has sustained us since our foundation and to the exploration of new works from diverse cultures and traditions
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is dedicated to national leadership in bringing arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the world's diverse artistic heritage
Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities