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Farmington man charged with hit and run that killed Lakeville soldier
Farmington celebrates Homecoming with annual parade
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Student of the Week for Sept. 29: Nathan Balluff
Farmington rolls out the red carpet for Homecoming coronation
crime and courts
Cross country: Tigers, Irish take on muddy Griak
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
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
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Letter: Matt Little will work across the aisle to make Minnesota better
Letter: Jake Cordes is looking for opportunities to work together
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Real Estate Showcase
August 31, 2016
Pat Rupp: So you want to be on the school board?
Fortunately, this newspaper is void of the weekly comings and goings of the 2016 United States presidential race. No mention of missing e-mails, Twitter rants, and meaningless poll results. Thank you and pass the antacids. The closest items our publication has going in the political...
August 31, 2016 - 2:58pm
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Hello, readers. My name is Kim Ukura, and I am the new editor of the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages. By the time the print edition of the paper has arrived in your home, I'll have been in this position for a week — just long enough that the glow of a new job has...
August 31, 2016 - 1:02pm
August 24, 2016
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Perfectionism runs in my husband’s family. Control issues run in mine. Stir in a dash of Minnesota Nice. Add a generous helping of passive aggressiveness. Throw it all into planning a 50th anniversary party and you’ve got a recipe for redundancy. My in-laws wanted a big party...
August 24, 2016 - 9:06am
August 17, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Remember when a cake, candles and a roll of crepe paper were the only tools necessary to throw a great birthday party? Or when you spent time being creative making your own hand-drawn “Congratulations!” sign for a friend or graduate? None of that is good enough any more. Pinterest,...
August 17, 2016 - 2:06pm
June 26, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
I’ve been watching a lot of Law and Order lately, driving my family crazy with the constant “DUN DUN” sound effect from the show. It’s even worse when I walk around the house using it to make things more dramatic. “The question remains, family, who left the milk out? DUN...
June 26, 2016 - 5:59am
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
There was some ugliness last year when the Muslim American Society of Minnesota announced plans to turn a former Rosemount bowling alley into a mosque. Residents of Rosemount and other nearby cities let loose with hateful, unsupported rhetoric against a group that, like the members...
June 26, 2016 - 5:59am
June 25, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
I was never supposed to be here. Not this job. Definitely not this long. I didn’t grow up dreaming of reporting the news. I never took a journalism class. I never wanted to break the next Watergate. I don’t even like Watergate. It exposed a massive government scandal, and I guess...
June 25, 2016 - 5:59am
June 19, 2016
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
The Miss Farmington pageant has come a long way since its early days. It has grown, become more complete. Being named MIss Farmington isn’t just a quick path to a scholarship. It’s a commitment to represent your hometown for a year, and it’s an invitation to learn more about...
June 19, 2016 - 5:59am
June 18, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 5:59am
June 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Know when to fold ‘em yourself
I get it. I do. Laundry is a pain. Folding clothes is tedious. And we’re all still waiting for the Jetsons-style robot housekeeper that will take care of it all without murdering us in our sleep. That’s the real American dream. Well, that and making every other workday as casual...
June 13, 2016 - 5:59am
June 12, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Ad nauseam
Social media, the whipping boy of any generation born before Facebook, definitely has its faults. Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, virtual scamming, not to mention getting poked or having a virtual snowball thrown at you. However, this crazy social experiment hasn’t been all bad....
June 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Faith notes: What does redemption mean?
Some of the things churches and pastors are guilty of is using fancy Bible words. Sometimes these words are used only in churches on Sundays and therefore we have a hard time understanding what they mean. One such word is “redemption.” Many Bible translations use the word redemption...
June 12, 2016 - 5:59am
June 11, 2016
Student voices: Thank you notes from a senior
To the Farmington Independent: Thank you so much. You have provided me the opportunity to grow as a writer and a person. I can now say I am a published columnist, and I am forever grateful for that. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time people see my byline on an article, as I...
June 11, 2016 - 5:59am
June 4, 2016
Nathan Hansen: You’re on your own, seniors
I came to a bit of an uncomfortable realization a couple of summers ago. As I went through the paperwork associated with hiring our most recent high school interns, I noticed they were born remarkably close to the day I started my job at what was then a pair of weekly newspapers....
June 4, 2016 - 5:59am
May 29, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Family time matters
Remember a few years back when there was a national ad campaign pushing family dinner time? Having grown up in a family that dined together and then doing the same with my own family, I had raised an eyebrow at what seemed to be a no brainer. Didn’t all families eat together? Why...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am