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The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
Improvements coming for 8 school buildings
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
crime and courts
Farmington Tigers fall in section 1AA finals
Farmington wrestling goes 2-3 in February
Semifinal shutout: FHS girls’ hockey blanks Lakeville North to advance to finals
Mental sports performance coach trains Farmington athletes
Farmington boys' hockey drops pair of home South Suburban contests
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
Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
Listening with her fingers: Massage therapist opens business in Farmington
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
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Letters to the editor: Vikings Brotherly Love spread to 50 states; Big money and politics
Viewpoint: Xcel delivers win-win for Minnesota
Editorial: Stepping out of my comfort zone
Letter: Swift action from students, law enforcement
Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
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May 1, 2017
Viewpoint: Comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota
When the new governor of Wisconsin was sworn in back in 2011, he did not have nice things to say about Minnesota. He suggested people compare...
May 1, 2017 - 9:51am
April 10, 2017
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Government oversight and transparency are vital to ensuring people's trust. My office oversees over $20 billion of taxpayer money spent yearly...
April 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
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
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 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
February 18, 2017
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge Star Trek fan. Besides warp drive and the transporter, the piece of technology I've been waiting for someone...
February 18, 2017 - 5:30am
February 4, 2017
Pat Rupp: Still an alien in the State of Hockey
In the days of my youth, ice-related sports on the prairies of west-central Iowa were as common to the locals as skyscrapers and toll roads. I vaguely recall the city flooding part of the municipal tennis courts a couple of times but few residents availed themselves of the opportunity...
February 4, 2017 - 5:30am
January 28, 2017
Pat Rupp: What goes up must also come down
Conventional wisdom tells us to get neither too high when things are going well nor too low when they seem to be headed the other way. It all balances out in the end. Things have a way of evening themselves out. What goes around comes around. What goes up must come down. I've always...
January 28, 2017 - 5:30am
January 21, 2017
Pat Rupp: FHS has a real home field advantage
While sitting in the bleachers at Tiger Gym last week I couldn't help but marvel how far the quality of athletic facilities at Farmington High School has come since my arrival here back in the fall of 1973.
January 21, 2017 - 5:30am
January 17, 2017
Joe Atkins: Dakota County's 2017 taxes and budget by the numbers
Following a planning process that started last summer, the Dakota County Board adopted its budget for 2017 at its final county board meeting...
January 17, 2017 - 1:30pm
January 13, 2017
Deanna Weniger: Facebook, stop trying so hard
Communicating through social media is like going on a date with a stalker. You like roses? Well, here's a dozen. Chocolate? I've got a whole box. Jewelry? Here's a ring set with your birthstone. Woah. Back the truck up, Facebook. Just because once, out of sheer curiosity, I clicked...
January 13, 2017 - 5:30am