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Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Lost cow finds owner through social media
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Construction crews hit gas line in new housing development
Road closures for Highway 3 paving begin Sept. 23
crime and courts
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Volleyball: Tigers earn first title at home invite
Cross country: Fenske, Peterson 1-2 at Applejack
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
US Federal Credit Union vs Weidner
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Aura
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Hanson
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Jarvis
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Wimberly
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
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
Real Estate Showcase
March 26, 2016
Nathan Hansen: The future is literally virtual
Back when I was a substantially younger person, the technology world was in a big rush to convince everyone virtual reality was our path toward some bright science-fiction future. We were all led to believe we were just months away from strapping on a pair of goggles and slipping...
March 26, 2016 - 6:14am
March 21, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Leave the caucuses alone
This is an open letter to certain politicians pushing to change Minnesota’s amazing caucus procedures to a boring primary election. Mind you, this appeal is purely emotional and not based on statistics or facts, since both statistics and facts tend to favor the change. (You Millennials...
March 21, 2016 - 6:14am
March 20, 2016
Student voices: Abby is ready for summer
I miss summer. Let me get this straight. I don’t want to wish away any of my remaining time in high school. I’m enjoying every second of senior year, and now that we’re down to the final stretch of third trimester, all the fun things are starting to take place and the dull of...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
March 19, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Just wait until next year
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins its annual takeover of our television screens and quasi-legal office wagering pools this week. Across the country, die-hard fans are painting their faces and chests and other areas I’d just as soon they kept to themselves and preparing...
March 19, 2016 - 6:14am
March 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Sorry about this, plant
I bought a plant last weekend, and if I’m honest I couldn’t give you a good reason why. I mean, I have a reason. There was a spot in my living room where there had formerly been a plant, and there was no longer a plant there. I didn’t have anything else to put there. And so,...
March 13, 2016 - 8:33pm
March 8, 2016
Student voices: Hockey team creates a highlight
I have attended Farmington High School for almost four years now and I have always loved the sports teams. I attended my fair share of football, soccer and hockey games over the years and I enjoyed every minute and loved feeling that sense of school spirit whenever we won. It’s...
March 8, 2016 - 6:14am
March 6, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Google is a know-it-all
The Internet has ruined my status as a parent who knows everything. My kids are starting to figure out that much of the time I’m just making stuff up, or drawing from my vast movie experience to explain things to them. Like yesterday, for example, when one child asked me about how...
March 6, 2016 - 6:14am
Faith notes: Is ‘always trying to’ good enough?
Everyone pictures American politicians in a different light. Some see them as defenders of our country. Others think of intelligent, well-dressed leaders. Another majority pictures sneaky, crafty liars. Even if you don’t believe all politicians are liars, there’s certainly no...
March 6, 2016 - 6:14am
March 5, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Lucky it’s almost bike season
Before this week I had used any number of excuses to skip going to the gym. I didn’t go because I was tired, or because it had been a long day. Because I had a school board meeting to go to, or a deadline to meet. Sometimes I didn’t go because it had been too long since I’d...
March 5, 2016 - 6:14am
February 28, 2016
Guest column: Wetzel had an impact on the field and in the classroom
I first met Earl Wetzel — just “Coach” to me at the time — as an eighth-grade football player at the old Farmington Middle School West. After a successful career as the varsity football coach for the Tigers, no one would’ve questioned him for hanging up his whistle. Instead,...
February 28, 2016 - 6:14am
February 21, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Facebook etiquitte
Have you ever looked back at old Facebook posts and wondered how you could have been so rude? I’m not referring to snarky political comments or zingers about bad drivers. I’m talking about comments others made on your posts that you neglected to “like.” Sure, the “like”...
February 21, 2016 - 6:14am
Student voices: Prom pressures add up
Prom. Every upperclassman in high school’s dream night. It’s supposed to be a fairytale way to end the school year and especially a great way to end senior year. It really is a fun time, speaking from experience, but why am I mentioning it now? Because even though there’s still...
February 21, 2016 - 6:14am
February 20, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Put it all on the walls
There is a fine line, it seems, between being a collector, being an accumulator and being that guy you read about on the news when the police find him buried under piles of old newspaper and cats. Buy a bunch of stuff and display it around your house, and you’re an aficionado....
February 20, 2016 - 6:14am
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