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Police: Man dresses as woman to attempt to evade police after Cabela's gun theft
Strong hearts: Farmington teacher on mission of passion to teach public CPR class alongside police
TOPS Pizza fined for failing alcohol compliance check
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
Super Bowl hosts open volunteer headquarters in Minneapolis
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Farmington 17th annual Ironman Competition
A symbol of wilderness
Rising ACL tears raises alarms for high school trainers, sports medicine professionals
State championship celebration July 25 at FHS
Farmington Legion baseball goes 2-2 but unable to reach state tournament
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On the move: Farmington senior honored with Silver Sneakers award
Hudson church goes dementia-friendly
PHOTOS: FHS softball celebrates state championship with community celebration
PHOTOS: Visitors enjoy pieces of yesteryear at Antique Power Show
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Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Viewpoint: Dakota County Fair showcases the best of the best
Viewpoint: Dakota County going up in the world
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
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March 24, 2017
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
On a cold and rainy Florida day last week, my partner and I decided to make the most of our time away from sunshine and warmth and take in a...
March 24, 2017 - 5:30am
March 17, 2017
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
All I really know about the rules of the gentlemen's game of golf I have learned from watching on television as professionals have been punished...
March 17, 2017 - 5:30am
March 16, 2017
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
When I look at the county offices in Hastings, I see awards attesting to what a great place Dakota County is to live, work and raise a family....
March 16, 2017 - 5:30am
March 14, 2017
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
It's time once again for the event of the year. Everyone who's anyone is there. People are dressed to the hilt. The very air is festive! Beverages...
March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Letters: What happened to local government control?; Student loan debt no laughing matter
Letters to the editor...
March 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 10, 2017
Pat Rupp: That's what I like about the south
Since my retirement from my real job more than a decade ago, my spouse and I have had the good fortune to spend the later days of winter somewhere...
March 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 4, 2017
Pat Rupp: Running the annual doctors' gauntlet
The start to an old Beatles tune goes something like this: "When I was younger, so much younger than today. I never needed anybody's help in...
March 4, 2017 - 5:30am
February 24, 2017
Joe Atkins: Listening, lemurs, and Lebanon Hills
When my son Tom was in third grade, he brought home a two-question test he had taken at school. On the first question, he wrote the correct answer....
February 24, 2017 - 5:30am
February 22, 2017
Senior Moments: Farmington girls' hockey, a home-grown tradition of success
When 1994 Farmington High School female Athlete of the Year Amber Hegland decided she wanted to play high school hockey, she had but one choice...
February 22, 2017 - 11:38am
February 18, 2017
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge Star Trek fan. Besides warp drive and the transporter, the piece of technology I've been waiting for someone...
February 18, 2017 - 5:30am
February 17, 2017
Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
After a long campaign and a whirlwind first month at the state Capitol, I'm finally catching my breath and settling into the new office. Being...
February 17, 2017 - 5:30am
February 16, 2017
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
Minnesotans value strong local democracy and want local governments to have the power to protect their communities from unanticipated and harmful developments. But corporate interests are pushing legislation at the state Capitol that would make it more difficult for townships and...
February 16, 2017 - 5:30am
February 13, 2017
Opinion: Minnesotans should have a more affordable choice for health insurance
Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, Minn., about 25 miles northeast of Rochester, Minn. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family farm today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to produce high-quality...
February 13, 2017 - 4:18pm
February 11, 2017
Pat Rupp: A grumpy old man's list of grievances
For better or for worse one of the stereotypes of males of a certain age (mine) is that they are grumpy old men. Rather than dispute the assertion,...
February 11, 2017 - 5:30am