In anticipation of her wedding, Raquel Ervin and the female members of the Justice League and the Team held a bridal shower at a downtown café. The celebration was interrupted by Captain Cold, who planned to rob an armored truck that drove past the intersection. He encased the entire street, and the terrace where the heroines were, in ice. Rocket freed them, and all together they charged at the terrified villain.
In the comics, Dakota City is the hometown of all the heroes from Milestone Media comics—Icon, Rocket, Hardware, Static, the Blood Syndicate, Xombi and many others. It is based on Detroit, with all its grime and glory.
In the television series Static Shock, the city was called "Dakota"; that name was also used in several Teen Titans stories after Static joined.