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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
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
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
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April 9, 2017
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
The author William Gibson writes, "The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed." So true when it comes to broadband. Given...
April 9, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 5, 2017
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
On March 29, the United Kingdom sent a letter to the European Union invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the two-year separation...
April 5, 2017 - 8:00am
March 31, 2017
Deanna Weniger: The soothing sound of my own voice
An echo chamber is a comfy thing. Much like a monastery. When the political winds are screeching and social media feels like a stroll through...
March 31, 2017 - 1:30pm
Pat Rupp: Today's oldies stations are alternative facts
In these troubled times of alternative facts, fake news and fuzzy definitions of words such as "wiretapping," I bring you one more shining example...
March 31, 2017 - 5:30am
March 24, 2017
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
As a voter, I have a huge problem with the proposed "fix" to the ACA currently under review in the House. The fact that it will lead to significantly higher uninsured individuals, shift costs to the state government, and benefit the wealthiest of the population is un-American and...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
I am working on a merit badge for Troop 119 out of Farmington. One of the requirements for this merit badge is to write to my local paper about an opinion I have. I live by Lake Julia Park where just about every night in the summertime there are always people there through the late...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
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