Empire Township to become a city on Tuesday

Empire Township in Dakota County is expected to become the City of Empire on Tuesday. Elected officials will be sworn in as part of the process. About 20 years ago, the town started to feel the pressure of development. Nearby cities like Farmington started annexing pieces of land. The town already had its own water and sewer systems and saved millions of dollars to replace its aging water tower. Even though new signs will go up identifying Empire as a city, the addresses will continue to mostly be in Farmington.

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