The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!


Updated: 6 days ago

The main topic at our June meeting will be the 2020 elections & voting in Dakota County during a pandemic. Are you wondering how our elections will work this year given the effects of COVID-19? Are you normally an election judge and wondering how that role may be impacted? What are the considerations our elections officials are thinking about as they plan for voting in this unprecedented time? Get your questions ready! Our guest subject matter experts will be:

Macheal Collins, City of Burnsville

Penny Fasbender, Dakota County Elections Office

Pam Gackstetter, City of Apple Valley

Andy Lokken, Dakota County Elections Office

The meeting will be held online via GoToMeeting. To register and obtain the information needed to access the meeting, please click this link.

Comments are being sought on an environmental assessment for the County Road 26 (Lone Oak Road/70th Street) and County Road 63 (Argenta Trail) improvement project in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights. County Road 26 would be expanded from an two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway between Highway 55 and Highway 3. The expanded road would include turn lanes, improved stormwater management infrastructure, and multi-use trails on each side.

The County Road 63 construction would include a new alignment with two lanes, stormwater infrastructure, and trails on each side. A new roundabout would be constructed at the intersection of County Road 26 and County Road 63. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 and continue through the 2023 construction season.

The environmental assessment worksheet and more information is available at Comments on the environmental assessment will be accepted until June 3. They can be submitted via the website or directed to:

John Sass Project Manager 14955 Galaxie Ave Apple Valley, MN 55124 Email:

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