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Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
Boy, 16, dies after sustaining injuries in SD farm accident
Farmington grad releases viral Vikings anthem
crime and courts
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
Cross country: Farmington duo goes 1-2 again at conference meet
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
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
arts and entertainment
Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. vs Hronek
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Russo
STATE VS SCHEMIONEK
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Franzen
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Letter: Tim Pitcher will bring conservative approach
Real Estate Showcase
May 29, 2016
Student voices: A tribute to Mr. Gottwig
A good teacher teaches the subject they are knowledgeable in, but a great teacher teaches their subject, and lessons that can be applied in life. Mr. Jeff Gottwig has been the director of bands at Farmington High School for 30 years, and more importantly, he has been my band director...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am
May 28, 2016
Nathan Hansen: My Saturday under water
As I type these words, there is a man I do not know sloshing around in my basement. There are a couple of things wrong with that sentence. First, I almost never have strangers in my basement. At least none that announce themselves. Second, “sloshing” is a verb almost never mentioned...
May 28, 2016 - 5:59am
May 21, 2016
Nathan Hansen: The thin, watery taste of patriotism
Budweiser is a company that is good at making advertisements for beer. They brought us Spuds Mackenzie, perhaps the most famous of all the dogs that could have benefitted from a 12-step program, and that series of ads where frogs croak out the company’s name. You might think it’s...
May 21, 2016 - 5:59am
May 15, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Bee a Millennial
I may technically be Generation X, but this last week I’ve been feeling rather Millennial. I don’t have any tattoos, and I’m not much for taking selfies, but I have been fascinated with how Millennials use the Internet for EVERYTHING! My brother-in-law uses Amazon so much he...
May 15, 2016 - 5:59am
Student voices: Oh, the places seniors will go
May 1 was decision day, and the class of 2016 is one step closer to graduating. On the Friday before that, everyone at school wore their college apparel, and it was amazing to see all the places our class will be going. College is the next step in our lives and I’m so excited for...
May 15, 2016 - 5:59am
May 8, 2016
Faith notes: Celebrating May’s good news
The Christian Church has three major holidays on the Church calendar. Can you name them? Now, maybe we haven’t thought about it much. But first comes Christmas. Most of us will probably think of that one. Then comes Easter. We’ll likely get that one too. But then … there’s...
May 8, 2016 - 5:59am
May 1, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Just a little helpful advice
After teaching two teenagers how to drive, my backseat driving is getting out of control. I hadn’t even realized it until recently when my husband became so irritated by my constant “helping,” he stopped the car and asked me if I wanted to drive. I said, “No, dear. You’re...
May 1, 2016 - 5:59am
Student voices: A tribute to Mom for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and although my prom conflicts with the actual day, I think every day should celebrate mothers. They have the hardest job in the world of raising children without any prior instruction, and my mother especially has put up with whining and...
May 1, 2016 - 5:59am
April 30, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Let’s go on the record
The first piece of music I remember buying was REM’s Green album on cassette tape. I might have bought something else before that, but if I did, I don’t remember what it was. I’d wonder if I was blocking it out, but I still clearly remember that the first two CDs I bought were...
April 30, 2016 - 5:59am
April 23, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Sticky floors for everybody
The movie industry has a challenge in front of it. As home televisions get bigger and better, the average potential moviegoer finds less and less reason to spend money that could go for Chipotle burritos and whatever subsequent medical care might be required just to watch the current...
April 23, 2016 - 5:59am
April 17, 2016
Student voices: A memorable trip south
Traveling the country has always proved to be amazing. I enjoy the thrill of experiencing new foods, places and people. This past week, I got the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, La. with the Farmington High School band program and it has been an experience that I could have...
April 17, 2016 - 5:59am
April 16, 2016
Nathan Hansen: We’re finally uncapping the weather
Weather forecasts are a big deal. If rain is going to ruin your family picnic or a tornado is going to uproot your house and send you and your little dog to a magical land where scarecrows talk and everybody is surprisingly cool with you dropping an entire building on someone, you...
April 16, 2016 - 5:59am
April 11, 2016
Faith notes: What if Easter never happened?
Easter has come and gone. Chances are you spent the holiday going to church, eating a big, hearty meal, hunting for Easter eggs and delving into a container of Peeps (unless, like me, you’re not a fan of the sugary marshmallows). You probably sang all the classic hymns — including...
April 11, 2016 - 9:57am
Nathan Hansen: Happily ever after (with guns)
The classic fairy tales were pretty dark stories. Wicked people met violent ends, and even the heroes tended to have a rough go of things. Snow White found her prince, but not before she got put into a deep sleep by a poison apple and had to share a cabin with seven dwarves who just...
April 11, 2016 - 9:14am
April 3, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Mixed-up memories
There’s nothing like a family gathering to ruin the golden memories of your past. It’s amazing how everyone remembers your memories wrong. I was with my husband’s family for a birthday party last week. Someone started reminiscing. Remember the yellow station wagon with wood...
April 3, 2016 - 6:48am