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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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August 31, 2016
Need a buddy? Sit on the Buddy Benches
Buddy Benches are popping up in Farmington elementary schools. Inspired by a boy from Pennsylvania who is credited with bringing the idea to...
August 31, 2016 - 12:46pm
August 30, 2016
Ground Round closes, Burgers and Bottles may fill void
Customers trying Ground Round’s door for lunch Tuesday found the doors locked. The restaurant and sports bar has closed, but an Eagan restaurant,...
August 30, 2016 - 5:23pm
August 29, 2016
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
FARGO—They're in most everyone's wallets, but the next generation of credit and debit cards aren't accepted everywhere—long after...
August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 24, 2016
Most school construction projects will continue through October
As Farmington high school principal Jason Berg looks out over Tiger Stadium, still partially demolished from a summer of reconstruction, he’s...
August 24, 2016 - 9:19am
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Throughout history, rivers have been critical to human movement and settlement. They are landmarks, transportation and trade routes, and sources...
August 24, 2016 - 9:16am
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Northern Natural Gas Company is planning to test an Emergency Shutdown System at the Farmington Compressor Station at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. The compressor station is located at 4685 212th Street west in Farmington. Annual testing is required by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials...
August 24, 2016 - 9:01am
Open houses coming up for area schools
Pencils are being sharpened, posters hung and bulletin boards decorated all in preparation for school open houses happening this week. “I think...
August 24, 2016 - 8:52am
Party time at The Cakery
Serena Phinney’s chocolate cupcake with white frosting needed something more. Being a clarinet player in her school band, she was drawn to...
August 24, 2016 - 8:48am
Two more candidates join school board race
Two more candidates have joined the race for school board and one has withdrawn. That brings the total to seven filing for three open seats and one filing for the special election to replace Tera Lee, who resigned to take a job in the district. Incumbent Julie Singewald and newcomer...
August 24, 2016 - 8:47am
August 23, 2016
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn. — The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl...
News/crime and courts
August 23, 2016 - 12:43pm
August 19, 2016
Update: Two more file for school board race; one withdraws
Two more candidates have joined the race for school board and one has withdrawn. That brings the total to seven filing for three open seats and one filing for the special election to replace Tera Lee who resigned to take a job in the district. Incumbent Julie Singewald and newcomer...
August 19, 2016 - 2:51pm
Window washing no chore for Reflections
Washing windows is not usually a chore that most people look forward to. But for Farmington resident Bryan Guenther, he’s been doing it (and...
August 19, 2016 - 11:53am
August 17, 2016
Planning commission approves Hy-Vee site plan
The planning commission members looked out at an unusual sight at Tuesday night’s meeting: a full house. Residents turned out to get details...
August 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Big changes could be coming to school board
With four seats up for grabs, the Farmington school board could look very different next year. Members Jake Cordes, Laura Beem and Julie Singewald all have terms expiring. The fourth seat was vacated by Tera Lee who resigned with two years remaining to take a job as a school teacher...
August 17, 2016 - 12:08pm
Highway 3 construction may be done by October
Customers trying to reach Hwy 3 businesses have had to run a gauntlet of orange cones and detour signs this summer. “It has been a little more difficult for our customers to get to us,” said Stuart Emich, manager of Pellicci Ace Hardware store on Hwy 3. “It has been inconvenient,...
August 17, 2016 - 11:50am