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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dakota County reviews accomplishments during National County Government Month

With National County Government Month well underway, Dakota County is reviewing the services it provides to keep its residents thriving.
 
We protect our residents by prosecuting about 1,550 adult felony cases a year and housing more than 200 inmates at our jail every day. We also give them opportunities to succeed by providing nine libraries across the County that feature computers, books, educational programs and other valuable resources. Our parks — which total about 5,400 acres with the addition of our latest park, Whitetail Woods — give users ample space to explore nature, enjoy wilderness and embrace outdoor exercise.
 
The work we do is widespread. Some of us stay busy maintaining 425 miles of roads and 84 bridges, while others keep their focus on handling 15,000 child support cases and 20,000 medical assistance cases each month. We're also responsible for managing more than 2,500 affordable housing units, collecting and distributing property taxes for more than 155,000 parcels of land, and preparing for all possible emergencies.
 
In everything we do, we never forget that it's taxpayer dollars that allow us to provide such meaningful services.

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