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Minn. roundup: Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire; Twin Cities bicyclist dies of injuries in hit-and-run
Woman sues after bite from St. Paul police dog searching for burglary suspect
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
Minn. roundup: Text-to-911 service added statewide; Dayton announces he is cancer-free, encourages screenings
crime and courts
Tigers ready to meet high expectations
Farmington, Rosemount hockey teams chosen for Minnesota Wild Youth Hockey spotlight game
Boys' basketball: Tigers win fast-paced season opener over Rochester Century
Farmington's Anna Fenske continues to grow
Boys' hockey: Tigers look to bounce back from last season
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
arts and entertainment
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Assumed Name Investment Property Advisors
Empire Twp Amend Ord 400 Public Nuisance
Farmington Sch Dist 192 Notice re Data Switches Bid
Prairie Island Indian Community Ag Lease Bids
Harvey Lee Briesacher
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Gerald "Jerry" L. Sacks
Marlin W. Rechtzigel
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Sleeping around (the house): Don't feel bad. Everyone's doing it.
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crime and courts
December 6, 2016
Grinch steals Christmas in the Village money
The thief had to break through four locked doors, but he eventually found what he was looking for — $8,000 collected from a weekend event...
December 6, 2016 - 3:40pm
November 1, 2016
Federal panel begins Minnesota police civil rights study
ST. PAUL — A federal study of relations between Minnesota police and their communities has expanded from Hennepin County to statewide. A Minnesota advisory committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Monday, Oct. 31, decided the discussion should not be limited to the state's...
November 1, 2016 - 5:16am
October 4, 2016
Instagram post from "friendly clown" prompts response from Farmington police chief
The Farmington Police Department found nothing humorous about a creepy clown threatening to visit Farmington area middle schools this week. An Instagram post by "Bobo the Friendly Clown" concerned parents who began calling the police around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 to let them...
October 4, 2016 - 3:43pm
September 29, 2016
Farmington man charged with hit and run that killed Lakeville soldier
A Farmington man driving drunk on his motorcycle in Elko New Market struck and killed a 24-year-old woman Sunday, Sept. 25 around 2:30 a.m. and then fled the scene. Matthew Keely Hartley, 33, has been charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide, including operating a...
September 29, 2016 - 12:23pm
September 19, 2016
UPDATE: Man on squirrel hunt, armed with pellet gun, prompts lockdown at Farmington schools
UPDATE 11:50 a.m. An active shooter call in Farmington resulted in a “hairy” Monday morning for the Farmington Police Department, said Sgt....
September 19, 2016 - 10:31am
September 15, 2016
Charges: Minnesota Uber driver takes teen girl to apartment for ‘quick sex’
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis girl says an Uber driver took her to a West St. Paul apartment instead of her own home in hopes of having “quick...
September 15, 2016 - 1:48pm
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...
August 23, 2016 - 12:43pm
July 8, 2016
Farmington police activity for the week of June 24 - 30
June 24 Vulnerable adult, no address listed Park over 72 hours, 18300 block to 18400 block of Embers Ave. Background check, 19500 block of Municipal Dr. Personal injury accident, Chippendale Avenue and Elm Street Disorderly conduct, no address listed Disturbance, 4400 block of 199th...
July 8, 2016 - 11:51am
June 27, 2016
Farmington police report: June 10-16
Farmington police activity for the week of June 10-16.
June 27, 2016 - 5:59am
June 23, 2016
Man charged with stealing pickup truck
A Minneapolis man has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle after police found the pickup truck he was driving parked in a Farmington gas station around 1 a.m. June 12. According to a complaint filed this week in the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, police ran the license plate...
June 23, 2016 - 10:09am
June 20, 2016
Police report: June 3-10
Farmington police activity for the week of June 3-10.
June 20, 2016 - 5:59am
June 17, 2016
Man charged with domestic assault
A Farmington man has been charged with domestic assault after reports he got into a fight with his girlfriend early on the morning of May 29. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Randy Lee Eidsness, 45, got into a fight with his girlfriend....
June 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
June 16, 2016
Sentencing delayed for man suspected of murdering Farmington woman, leaving her body in a suitcase
It’s going to take longer than expected for a former Wisconsin police officer to face charges in Minnesota for his role in the 2013 death of Farmington resident Laura Jean Simonson. Steven Zelich was expected to plead guilty last week to two charges of hiding a body in Walworth...
June 16, 2016 - 9:05am
Man charged with thefts from cars
A 19-year-old Farmington man has been charged with breaking into several cars the night of April 20 and taking items including a GPS unit, a laptop computer and a 13-round magazine loaded with ammunition. Farmington police arrested Dominic Rundles after a resident reported hearing...
June 16, 2016 - 9:04am
June 14, 2016
Man charged with violating no-contact order
A 46-year-old Northfield Man has been charged with violating a domestic abuse no-contact order after he threatened a woman in Eureka Township. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office received a call May...
June 14, 2016 - 5:59am