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August 24, 2015
Gas leak forces evacuations
Farmington firefighters evacuated 75 people from their homes and businesses late Monday morning because of a gas leak on 195th Street west of Eureka Avenue. A construction crew working with a bulldozer severed a four-inch gas main at about 11:15 a.m. Monday, fire chief Jim Larsen...
August 24, 2015 - 3:36pm
August 30, 2013
Fire damages Farmington home
Firefighters from Farmington and Lakeville responded to a fire that did signficant damage to one Farmington home and at least surface damage...
August 30, 2013 - 6:26pm
August 15, 2013
Bull was spooked by being chased
Capturing a spooked bull is a tricky process, as many well-meaning people found out at the Dakota County Fair last week. When the 1,200 pound bull that escaped from a pen during the Bulls and Barrels event at the grandstand Aug. 7, an estimated 20 to 30 people chased the animal in...
August 15, 2013 - 4:58pm
August 13, 2013
Farmington teen injured in Monday head-on crash
A Farmington teen was seriously injured in a head-on collision near New Prague late Monday afternoon. According to an accident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin M. Nelson was eastbound on Highway 19 near New Prague. Nelson's 1995 Honda Accord crossed the center...
August 13, 2013 - 12:58pm
August 12, 2013
Farmington teen injured in Monday head-on crash
A Farmington teen was seriously injured after a head-on collision near New Prague late Monday afternoon. According to an accident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin M. Nelson was traveling eastbound on Highway 19 near New Prague. Nelson’s 1995 Honda Accord...
August 12, 2013 - 11:36pm
August 8, 2013
Bull injures visitors to the Dakota County Fair
A runaway bull caused injuries to several visitors to the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. (Editor's note: The video above has some minor swearing. It's nothing loud or particularly offensive, but we thought you should know.) The bull, named Red 43, escaped from his pen,...
August 8, 2013 - 1:03am
August 6, 2013
Highway 3 closed following car-bike accident
A 14-year-old Farmington boy was airlifted to Regions Hospital after being struck by a car on Highway 3 Tuesday afternoon. According to Minnesota...
August 6, 2013 - 4:01pm
July 30, 2013
Two killed in Highway 52 crash
Two people died and one other was injured July 27 when a car driven by a 21-year-old St. Paul woman was broadsided on Highway 52 in Hampton. According to the Minnesota State Patrol the woman, Lui Thein of St. Paul, was turning eastbound onto 280th Street and did not yield to a northbound...
July 30, 2013 - 11:58am
July 29, 2013
Fire leaves Farmington family without a home
A Farmington family is finding somewhere else to live after an early morning fire destroyed much of their home Monday. Three people were at...
July 29, 2013 - 5:14pm
July 5, 2013
One man dies following July 4 ATV accident
A 26-year-old Vermillion Township man has died following an ATV accident that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. July 4. According to the Dakota County Sheriff's office, Isaac James Lucking was riding east on 180th Street east of Goodwin Avenue when he apparently lost control and sustained...
July 5, 2013 - 10:30am
May 31, 2013
One killed in Thursday crash in Empire Township
A 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman died and another individual was seriously injured May 30 in a head-on collision on County Road 46 near Blaine Avenue in Empire Township. Angela Nicole Wear has been identified as the driver who was killed. The other individual, who was airlifted...
May 31, 2013 - 10:01am
April 4, 2013
Marshall woman airlifted after a Castle Rock crash
A 16-year-old Farmington boy received minor injuries when his Chevy Blazer was broadsided by a Jeep Patriot driven by a 43-year-old woman Thursday...
April 4, 2013 - 6:27pm
Accident closes Highway 3 Wednesday evening
The Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway 3 south of Farmington Thursday afternoon because of an accident. State troopers were waiting for an accident reconstruction team shortly before 5 p.m. Traffic was being diverted down Highway 86 through Castle Rock.
April 4, 2013 - 4:53pm
March 18, 2013
Police close Flagstaff
Farmington police have closed Flagstaff Avenue to traffic until further notice Monday night because of high winds and blowing snow. The Independent will provide more information when it is available.
March 18, 2013 - 7:14pm
Accidents slow traffic on Highway 3
Accidents caused traffic to come to a standstill along Highway 3 south of Farmington late Monday afternoon. The Dakota County Communications...
March 18, 2013 - 5:07pm