Fort Snelling State Park

Photo credit: Joe Passe (2020)

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!


The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is seeking volunteers to register voters and provide voters with information at their booth at the State Fair Grandstand. The State Fair runs from August 23 to September 3. Volunteers will receive a ticket for each day they are working at the booth and can explore the Fair before or after their assigned shift. The booth will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with multiple shifts ranging between 5 and 8 hours. Volunteers will be paired with SoS staff in the booth at all times.

Training will be provided focusing on nonpartisan office policy, voter registration, voter engagement, voter outreach materials, booth operation, and other logistics. Training dates will be scheduled by July 27. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Director of Voter Outreach, Nasser Mussa, at or 651-201-1339.

Women of West St. Paul (WoW), a volunteer action group, will host a forum for candidates in the upcoming primary election seeking to represent ward 3 on West St. Paul's city council. Questions for the candidates can be submitted in advance via email to You can view the Facebook event page here. The forum will be recorded and a video will made available online afterward. The event will be held:

Monday, July 30

West St. Paul City Hall Council Chambers

1616 Humboldt Ave

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

West St. Paul Ward 3 City Council Candidate Forum Flyer

Dakota County will accept comments regarding its draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan until October 1. Copies of the draft are available at the information desk of each Dakota County Library, except Galaxie Library due to its renovation. A variety of documents, presentations, and maps regarding the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan are available here. However, note that this information appears to have not been updated for several months. A summary of public input solicited thus far is available here. Also, general information about the comprehensive plan process and the 2030 Comprehensive Plan are available here.

There are several ways to share comments. You can send your input to, you can fill out and submit this survey, or you can speak with County representatives at one of three public events:

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