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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
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
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
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Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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February 14, 2016
Faith notes: Getting over the winter blues
From early November to late December, life across the nation seemed chaotic and crazy. Everyone was gearing up for one thing and one thing only: the holidays. If you’re anything like me, it seemed like nearly every conversation during those two months had something to do with Thanksgiving,...
February 14, 2016 - 6:14am
February 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen column: See you next time, fuzzy face
Unless you are dealing with chronic brain trauma as the result of years playing professional football, you probably remember me mentioning last week in this space that I was taking a vacation. I came back to Minnesota on Sunday, a decision that seemed questionable even as I was getting...
February 13, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter to the editor: Sauser will be accountable
Health reform in Minnesota is sick. When the “experts” upended the system, they said it was necessary to helping the roughly 10 percent of uninsured Americans at the time to obtain health care. Today, we’re finding out that nothing is more expensive than “affordable care.”...
February 13, 2016 - 6:14am
January 31, 2016
Editorial: Projects will make schools better
This is an exciting moment in our local school districts. Successful bond referendums in November have both the Farmington and the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan districts filling up construction schedules with projects. They’re not all glamorous. In Farmington, much of the early...
January 31, 2016 - 6:14am
January 30, 2016
Nathan Hansen: My very excellent ...
Last week a bunch of science types got really excited about what they say is the discovery of a new planet in our solar system. I realize I’m not really a science guy, but isn’t that a little bit like throwing a party because you finally found the remote control that fell behind...
January 30, 2016 - 6:14am
January 24, 2016
Student voices: Dreams make for interesting discussion
A little while ago, a few friends and I sat at a McDonald’s table. As we laughed and talked for hours, the strange subject of dreams came up. Not dreams as in dreams for the future, but like the dreams you have at night while you are sleeping. As we got to talking, we realized...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
Deanna Weniger: Spock vs. Skywalker
I couldn’t decide what to wear to the Star Wars movie: my Star Trek uniform, or my Jar Jar Binks mask? Which one would annoy my fanatic Star Wars friends the most? My, my but those friends are easily riled. What is it about the SW group? Maybe it’s the fact that it has the word...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
January 23, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Just a little too far off road
I don’t have a long and celebrated history as an off-road cyclist. I don’t really have a celebrated history as an on-road cyclist, either. But that history is at least long. Until recently, my entire history off road was limited to one brief and humbling mountain bike outing...
January 23, 2016 - 6:14am
January 22, 2016
Letter: Sauser is a good steward of tax dollars
To the editor From her first day in office, Farmington School Board member Melissa Sauser has shown she is a good steward of taxpayer dollars by voting to reduce her own salary as the school district faced financial challenges. Unfortunately, that decision was overturned at the school...
January 22, 2016 - 4:45pm
January 17, 2016
Deanna Weniger column: That talk
As a long-time mentor of teenagers, I’ve had more than one parent approach me, eyes darting nervously around, voice barely above a whisper, and ask, “How do I tell my teen about the, um, you know, the birds and the bees?” I like to break the obviously awkward ice and loudly...
January 17, 2016 - 6:14am
January 16, 2016
Nathan Hansen column: You expected something different?
I have never claimed to be a serious Minnesota Vikings fan, and now I know for sure I’m not. I know because I didn’t spend the majority of my Sunday afternoon curled up on the floor shouting placekicker-centric curses at the heavens. I watched the Vikings play in the first round...
January 16, 2016 - 6:14am
January 10, 2016
Faith notes: How much do you owe?
With Thanksgiving all finished and all the leftovers consumed and with Christmas recently celebrated and everything opened there is one thing that arrives now that we get to deal with — the bills. According to the American Consumer Credit Council, the average American spends $935...
January 10, 2016 - 6:14am
January 9, 2016
Student voices: Keep on top of your new year’s resolutions
With the start of the New Year comes people making resolutions to better themselves. Whether that means losing weight, becoming organized, getting grades up or becoming friends with more people, we are all guilty of promising to do something based on Jan. 1. Keeping up with these...
January 9, 2016 - 6:14am
January 1, 2016
Editorial: Plenty to look forward to in 2016
It’s only natural to look back this time of year, and in growing cities like Farmington and Rosemount there’s always something to reflect on. Farmington and Rosemount both saw the completion of major construction projects in 2015. Farmington, after months of traffic inconvenience,...
January 1, 2016 - 6:14am
December 27, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: The Christmas kerfuffle
It wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without the annual Christmas program fight. It’s OK. My husband and I have come to expect it. Apparently, it’s part of our process. He is the senior pastor at a church in Farmington and I am the director of the annual children’s Christmas...
December 27, 2015 - 6:14am