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Update: Farmington City Council will vote to terminate Farmington Police Chief, mayor disagrees
School boundary line talks advance
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
Hilden to Seek Farmington School Board seat
Charge: Minnesota baby dies after abuse; father looked on Google for excuses
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Farmington's Lund resigns as head gymnastics coach
Ninja Zone empowers confidence
Images of Farmington Legion baseball this summer
Legion Baseball: Area teams end season in sub-state tournament
Farmington football completes 18th annual Ironman competition
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
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New bus service rolls out for DCTC
Hastings' newest storage facility offers more
Dakota Electric announces another pollinator planting
Crafting an international fusion of flavors: Rebel Chef opens Aug. 10 in Farmington
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FARMINGTON ISD 192: Request For Proposals - Snow Removal
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May 26, 2018
Viewpoint: Dakota County's ranks and ratings, part 2
In a state known nationally for its quality of life, Movoto listed Dakota County among the eight best counties for quality of life in Minnesota. In a survey of county residents, 95 percent rated their quality of life in Dakota County highly. Our quality of life ratings were higher...
May 26, 2018 - 7:49am
May 20, 2018
Chuck Brooks: Yes, people really did do that
I rarely do this, but this week, I'm targeting the older readers. It's not that I believe the younger ones won't enjoy this journey, but the...
May 20, 2018 - 7:49am
May 19, 2018
Dakota County's ranks and ratings, part 1
As a lifelong resident and small-business owner, I have found Dakota County to be a terrific place to live, work and raise a family. Each year I check to see whether objective data supports my belief. Below are the statistics, using only the most up-to-date sources I can find. The...
May 19, 2018 - 6:00am
May 13, 2018
Chuck Brooks: Moms, here and now, deserve appreciation
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms/ It's time once again to celebrate a role that should definitely be acknowledged more than once each year,...
May 13, 2018 - 5:00am
May 10, 2018
Top spring injuries and how to stay safe
By Dr. Kristi Trussell. She is the assistant medical director of The Urgency Room in Woodbury, Eagan and Vadnais Heights, Minn. After being...
May 10, 2018 - 4:25pm
April 22, 2018
Sports column: Are adults the problem?
Youth sports is one of the most hot-button topics in athletics today. There is the debate between multi-sport athletes and specialization, appropriate...
April 22, 2018 - 5:00am
April 12, 2018
Sports column: Athletes and snow do not mix
The same story plays out nearly every year, yet it never ceases to cause chaos and consternation. Winter sports end, the weather starts to turn for the better just in time for spring sports, but it is only a tease by Mother Nature. She responds with mounds of snow, dropping temperatures...
April 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
April 6, 2018
Where are they now? Former Rosemount lineman Tom Compton signs with Vikings
Several months have passed since I have had the room and time to check in on Rosemount and Farmington athletes competing beyond high school....
April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 30, 2018
Column: What's all the fuss about a shot clock?
March 30, 2018 - 8:14pm
March 24, 2018
Speed of Life column: When enough is enough
March 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Column: Leaving classroom provides a civics lesson
Two high schools attempted to prevent our reporters from covering the March 14 student protests. We expected some pushback, but nevertheless find it disappointing that educators — the people entrusted to teach young people not just the three Rs but the basic rights of U.S....
March 24, 2018 - 7:49am
February 26, 2018
Viewpoint: State has roadmap to fix licensing computer system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high quality, efficient services from their state government....
February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 11, 2018
The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
Last year during the 2016-2017 flu season, hospitalizations from influenza increased almost 143 percent over the previous season. The flu can...
January 11, 2018 - 8:18pm
December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
November 10, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Virtually everyone is aware of the nationwide jostling taking place to attract Amazon's announced $50 billion corporate headquarters. I can't...
November 10, 2017 - 8:45am