Community Information

Dakota County, MN

Hospitals

Parks

Law Enforcement

  • 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
  • District Courts
  • 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
  • Treasurer-Auditor Department manages the County's investments and checking account, property tax systems, elections and licenses

Library

  • 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

Transportation

Entertainment

Scott County, MN Hennepin County, MN

Hospitals

Parks

Law Enforcement

Transportation

  • AMTRAK St. Paul - Minneapolis Station
  • Central Corridor is the primary east-west transportation route in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area
  • Hennepin County Transportation Department
  • 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.
  • MSP International Airport
  • SouthWest Metro Transit was created in 1986 under a Joint Powers Agreement between Chanhassen, Chaska, and Eden Prairie to provide the three cities with public transit service

Entertainment

  • Ballet Arts Minnesota Ballet Arts Minnesota strives to cultivate and advance ballet through ballet performances in traditional and contemporary forms
  • Ballet Minnesota
  • Children's Theatre Company is recognized as North America's flagship theatre for young people and families as well as a major cultural and artistic resource in Minnesota
  • Hennepin County Fair
  • 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 Children's Museum
  • 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
  • Science Museum of Minnesota is the most popular museum in the Upper Midwest. Featuring dinosaurs, Omnitheater & hands-on exhibits
  • 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
  • Weisman Art Museum
Carver County, MN