The county of Dakota is located in Minnesota and was founded in 1849title=Minnesota Place Names. There are 417,486 residents in Dakota who have access to courthouses in Apple Valley, Hastings. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Minnesota is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 49,084 residents in Apple Valley, which is 17.6 square miles and 955ft above sea level. It was settled in 1969 and is governed by a local government.
There are 22,172 residents in Hastings, which is 11.2 square miles and 725ft above sea level. It was settled in 1857 and is governed by a local government.