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In other news from around Dakota County, absentee voting for the August primary is underway, and Apple Valley has a new police chief.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the biggest recent stories from throughout Dakota County. Here's a look at stories from the past seven days, first published on this Patch site or those of our neighbors, that may be of interest to you, or affect your life.
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The St. Paul Crime Lab, which has been used almost exclusively in Dakota County drug cases for the past five years, may have used "questionable testing practices."
The court case against Sciota Township's Dayna Bell has renewed calls to overhaul a system that activists characterize as "broken every step of the way."
Jon Rechtzigel has been tapped as the new permanent chief, replacing former Chief Scott Johnson, who retired in December.
Natashia Lashaye Daniels and Marquis Demon Bettis were arrested July 12.
Kenneth Burdick was hired in January to lead the organization.
Plenty of dogs were in attendance at the opening ceremony of Eagan's first off-leash dog park on Tuesday evening.
As part of the deal, the Eagan Economic Development Authority will finance the construction of a multi-level public parking ramp.
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-District 58, said the secretary of state's rewording of the Voter ID initiative is part of an active campaign against the measure.
The senior business officer at Hamline University pledges to support economic development, conservative financial planning and sustainable long range planning.
Nancy Allen-Mastro will report back in December on her findings.
Residents expecting to be out of their voting precinct on Election Day can vote in person or by mail.