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Students in the City of Coates, Minnesota are served by Independent School District 196. Independent School District 196 is the fourth largest in Minnesota serving 27,000 students from early childhood through 12th grade. The district covers 110 square miles and includes all of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, and Lakeville. District… Read more »

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The first settlers of what would become Farmington arrived in the 1850’s, to the area that was originally called Empire Township. In the 1850’s, the village of Dakota City was established around the intersections of the Minnesota Central, Hastings, and Dakota railroads, and the Vermillion River. Dakota City’s railroad station was the Farmington Station and nonresidents… Read more »

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With 35 percent of the population under the age of 18, the city of Lakeville recognizes the importance of outstanding schools. The community is served by Independent School Districts 192, 194, and 196; each of which consistently produces students who score above the national average on achievement tests. Independent School District 194, also known as… Read more »

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The city of Lakeville consists of over 36 square miles of land and 1.7 square miles of water. Lakeville’s Park and Recreation Department maintains a total of 62 properties, mainly consisting of parks, athletic fields, trails, and beaches. Within the city, there are more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and 1,400 acres… Read more »

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The earliest inhabitants of the Burnsville area were the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians. Around 1750, Chief Black Dog established a permanent village between Black Dog Lake and the Minnesota River, near the present site of the Black Dog Power Plant. After the Dakota nation ceded land in 1851 and moved to Chief Shakopee’s village in Prior Lake, the… Read more »

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