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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Driveway maintenance and improvements can increase curb appeal and value to your property!

Deteriorated Driveway

Cold weather climates can wreak havoc on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other property features. Curb appeal to your home can increase the value of your property. Consider making improvements to driveways and other outdoor areas around your property.

Not only can such improvements increase curb appeal and value, but they can make properties safer and more pleasant to use. City ordinance also calls for maintenance of driveways and outdoor property areas to be maintained free from deteriorated and hazar...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Reminder that Dakota County is Included in MN DNR Deer Feeding Ban

white tailed deer

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after finding deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Feeding and attractant bans are in place across the state to prevent concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease. These bans are precautionary steps the DNR took after deer that tested positive for chronic wasting disease were foun...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Find help for yourself, friends, or loved ones in need of help with basic household chores!

Weed Trimming

Home ownership and maintenance can become difficult for aging individuals. Do you know someone, or are you yourself in need of assistance completing routine household chores such as yard work and various home cleaning and maintenance tasks?

DARTS, a community based non-profit organization, offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor chore services to aging individuals in need of such assistance. The program is intended to help connect individuals with resources and services that will improve t...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Spring cleaning tips for a vibrant, healthy, and attractive Community!

Bagster Filled with Trash

While spring cleaning this year, please consider these tips that will help you make your yard a more pleasant place to enjoy the warm weather this summer.

Residents of Apple Valley and Dakota County have numerous options available for disposal of yard waste and unwanted household items. Yard waste can be disposed of by transporting the material to numerous yard waste collection sites located in Dakota Count...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Lighting arrangements that work for you and your neighbors!

Landscape Lighting along walkway

Strategically placed lighting can be effective in creating safe and pleasant environments around your home and property. When installing and arranging lighting, property owners should be mindful of potentially adverse effects on neighboring properties.

Thoughtful and considerate design of outdoor lighting can minimize impacts of lighting on neighboring parcels and roadways. Using discretion in determining the location, height, size and type of fixtures may also help reduce impact of lighting on the surr...

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