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Rosemount woman sentenced for stealing senior party funds
Backstrom seeks re-election for County Attorney's office
Students stand against violence
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
crime and courts
Farmington wrestling looks forward to youth turning into maturity
A season to remember for Farmington girls basketball
Farmington eighth-grade orange wins Mounds View Classic
National Eagle Center introduces newest bald eagle ambassador: Latsch
Senior Ellie Moser wins the Farmington 2018 Athena Award
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
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Two Fairview Woodbury Physicians Named 2018 Rising Stars
Experience relaxation at new Touch of Soul Massage studio in Farmington
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Abra Hovgaard Attends Womens Conference
Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
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Column: Leaving classroom provides a civics lesson
Editorial: Light the way for democracy
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Viewpoint: State has roadmap to fix licensing computer system
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March 6, 2018
DMV mess: Minnesota's new IT boss 'hamstrung' by lawmakers
ST. PAUL—The general says she's being hamstrung in her mission. On Tuesday, March 6, Minnesota National Guard Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne — the newly appointed commissioner for the state's IT department, said delays by the Republican-led Legislature are prohibiting her...
March 6, 2018 - 7:41pm
Minn. agency that protects nursing home residents has been labeled dysfunctional
ST. PAUL — A state office that exists to protect vulnerable Minnesotans, such as those in nursing homes, is dysfunctional and fails to...
March 6, 2018 - 4:38pm
March 5, 2018
Farmington Fire hosts open houses in March
Do you have a burning passion to serve your community as a firefighter? If you are curious, you can attend one upcoming recruiting open house...
March 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Fur and rescue: Cottage Grove ambulance crews outfitted with pet oxygen masks
Ava did not look happy about having to wear an oxygen mask. But the brown and white Cavalier King Charles Spaniel submitted to the fitting with...
March 5, 2018 - 7:49am
March 2, 2018
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government's aging computer systems' problems could be a common issue unless the information technology agency...
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
March 1, 2018
No money: MNLARS contractors prepare to end repair work
ST. PAUL—Fixing the problem-plagued Minnesota vehicle and license computer system may be stalled. Contractors trying to fix the state software...
March 1, 2018 - 7:04pm
February 23, 2018
Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
An estimated minimum of 70,000 people could benefit from a new service designed to improve interactions between law enforcement and vulnerable...
February 23, 2018 - 3:08pm
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
ST. PAUL — Some Minnesota lawmakers say they can be more effective in fighting childhood hunger if they regularly meet with organizations...
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
Farmington Planning Commission approves draft for dog kennel within city limits
Farmington dog owners may soon board pets at a new doggy daycare within the city limits. Farmington Planning Commission discussed and reviewed...
February 23, 2018 - 7:49am
February 21, 2018
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
ST. PAUL—They came to the Minnesota Capitol frustrated and angry. Many cried as they told their stories; some struggled to hold back sobs of grief. "I don't have politically correct words to say what I've seen," Corey Tanner told a Senate committee investigating the abuse of...
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
ST. PAUL—A couple of businesses are moving to Windom, a 4,646-population community in southwest Minnesota, but the mayor there worries...
February 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
New suit against Fishbach may depend on election timing
ST. PAUL — The chance of winning a special election, and thus taking control of the Minnesota Senate, will be a major factor as Democrats...
February 21, 2018 - 10:31am
February 16, 2018
Improvements coming for 8 school buildings
FARMINGTON — The School Board approved construction to redesign learning spaces inside five elementary buildings, two middle schools and...
February 16, 2018 - 12:16pm
February 13, 2018
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
ST. PAUL — It wasn't exactly a kumbaya moment, but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton wrapping his arm around Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt...
February 13, 2018 - 6:46pm
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
ST. PAUL — With a week to go before the start of the 2018 legislative session, lawmakers said Tuesday, Feb. 13, they do not foresee any...
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm