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CuddleMutt founder wants to bring comfort to shelters
Minn. roundup: Nikko, North America's oldest snow monkey, dies at Minnesota Zoo; Minneapolis music venue Triple Rock closing
Data breach at Twin Cities-based Catholic financial services provider affects nearly 130K accounts
From comfier seats to a more open feel, Target Center takes on a 21st-century look
Shopping season begins for insurance policies
crime and courts
Farmington's Brooke Hapuku qualifies for state tennis tournament
Farmington soccer teams are section 1AA runners-up
Turnovers, penalties and big plays hold Tigers back
Tiger soccer teams fight their way to section championship games
Students clear out invasives; replace with native plants
Q&A: It's flu season — here's what you need to know
'Sisterhood' offers empathetic ear following cancer diagnosis
Health briefs: Yoga classes offered in Hastings; Telemedicine program comes to western Wis. hospitals
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
Ramble Jam entertains in Farmington
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Farmington PHN 102317 PHN Wellhead Protection Plan
FARMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - Fire Alarm System Replacement
FARMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - Exterior Wall Repairs
DAKOTA COUNTY BOARD: 9/26/17 Board Proceeedings Summary
EMPIRE TOWNSHIP: Ordinance No. 400-C
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A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
Viewpoint: Poll gives legislators input on residents' thoughts
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Editorial: Expect that school bus to stop
Letter: City pool a staple of the community
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January 26, 2017
Dakota County youth looking for mentoring matches
When Lauren Lupkowski moved back to Farmington after college, she wanted to find a way to connect back with her community. After seeing a notice...
January 26, 2017 - 5:30am
January 23, 2017
They levy $120M a year for Twin Cities transit, and now might disband
ST. PAUL — An influential but little-known metro-county coalition that raises $120 million annually for public transit voted last week to take preliminary steps toward disbanding. Doing so would allow members of the Counties Transit Improvement Board to levy more local taxes...
January 23, 2017 - 12:50pm
It's not too late to get vaccinated: Officials urge Minnesotans to get a flu shot
Officials from the Minnesota Department of Health are urging people who have not yet gotten their flu shot to do so soon. Flu season can last...
January 23, 2017 - 5:30am
January 22, 2017
Minnesota may gain "mild" days in spring, fall
DULUTH — For years the discussion about global climate change has been about how warm it's going to get in many areas, or how wet, how...
January 22, 2017 - 5:30am
January 13, 2017
Register snowmobiles to keep Minn. trails well marked, maintained
ST. PAUL — Minnesota snowmobilers can help protect and preserve their sport by registering their snowmobiles The revenue from snowmobile registration...
January 13, 2017 - 1:30pm
January 10, 2017
Smokey Winged wasp recruited in fight against Emerald Ash Borers
The emerald ash borer has proved an elusive foe to conservationists. It hides in the tree tops and its larvae stow away under the bark of the...
January 10, 2017 - 12:29pm
December 29, 2016
Local snowmobile clubs make public plea for new members
Talk to any snowmobile club member around here and you're sure to get an earful about a very touchy subject: dwindling membership. "I'm 73 and...
December 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Thanks to Christmas rain, Twin Cities has wettest year on record
ST. PAUL — This year is going down as the wettest year on record in Minneapolis-St. Paul, tracing back to when the National Weather Service...
December 29, 2016 - 5:30am
December 26, 2016
Silent killer: Experts warn of risks, symptoms of carbon monoxide following Vergas death
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Known by many as a "silent killer," carbon monoxide, a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas, tends to strike, poisoning...
December 26, 2016 - 5:30am
December 18, 2016
Minnesota drivers are the best or worst?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drivers are the best in the U.S., and we're among the worst in the U.S. Confused? The two completely opposite assessments of Minnesotans' driving safety and traffic law compliance came recently from two different companies in the insurance industry. CarInsuranceComparison.com...
December 18, 2016 - 5:30am
December 12, 2016
Update: Mail and vehicle thefts reported in Hampton and Farmington
The Dakota County Sheriff's Department reported that every mailbox and unlocked vehicle in a section of Hampton was riffled through over the...
December 12, 2016 - 4:42pm
December 11, 2016
Dakota County accepting citizen advisory committee applications
Residents of Dakota County are invited to join a number of volunteer citizen advisory committees that provide advice to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. Dakota County residents interested in serving on a committee can call the county administration at 651-438-4418 for an...
December 11, 2016 - 5:30am
December 6, 2016
Deer disease in southeast Minnesota appears to be contained
ST. PAUL — No additional deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease from samples collected this fall in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Nearly one-third of all deer harvested during southeastern Minnesota’s first firearms...
December 6, 2016 - 5:30am
November 29, 2016
Hampton man awarded Dakota Electric Township Leader Award
Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Jeff Reed of Hampton the Outstanding Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks...
November 29, 2016 - 5:30am
November 28, 2016
County hopes new nitrate filtration system will clean up water quality downstream
Castle Rock and Eureka townships may see quite a bit of activity along County Road 78 this summer. Besides reconstructing and paving the road from Denmark Avenue between 235th and 240th streets, the county also will be trying a new approach to nitrate filtration.
November 28, 2016 - 10:37am