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County appoints assessor
Longtime Dakota County Assessor Bill Peterson has retired. Peterson was appointed county assessor in 1998.
County Commissioners appointed Teresa Mitchell, also a longtime employee in the department, as the new county assessor. She has served as interim assessor since October and will have the full title beginning Jan. 1. She has a four-year appointment.
The county assessor’s department determines the value of all 155,000 parcels in the county, visiting each in person at least once every five years. The office is also responsible for classifying property.
Stream Global, T.J.Maxx earn workforce accolades
The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board recognized serveral businesses at its Dec. 13 annual event.
Stream Global Services of Eagan received the 2013 Business Champion award for using WorkForce Center services such as job fairs, job postings or training.
The recognition said: “In 2012, Stream moved its corporate offices to Eagan and established a facility for call center operations. Locally, it has made a significant impact working with WorkForce Centers, Inver Hills Community College and Apple Valley High School. Very quickly, company staff connected with the WorkForce Centers and became a valued partner in recruiting job seekers by being the Business of the Day and participating in job fairs and mini job fairs.’’
T.J.Maxx received the Willis E. Branning Excellence in Youth Employment Services award for preparing young people, ages 14 to 21, to enter the workforce.
T.J.Maxx and store managers Michelle Schlosser from its Burnsville site and Barbara McGregor from its Eagan location were nominated for assisting youth for more than three years.
Over the past three years at the two locations, T.J.Maxx has provided internships for about 20 youth in the program, many of whom were hired permanently after their internship.
Donation will help replace baseball bleachers
The city of Apple Valley received $50,000 from the estate of Norlyn Smith to be put toward the purchase of new bleachers for baseball games at Legion Field.
City Council members thanked the Smith family and noted that Smith had enjoyed watching summer youth baseball games at the field.