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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
Man killed by sheriff's deputies in Minn. had ties to Pierce County
crime and courts
Softball: Tigers 5-0 for the first time in five years
Girls track and field: Six land on honor roll at triangular
Track and field: Tigers, Irish make outdoor debuts
Tennis: Bauer starts 3-1 for Tigers
Baseball: Bean blanks Eagan, 8-0
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
arts and entertainment
CTX Mortgage Company vs Teed
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Krocak
ORDINANCE NO. 400-A
CitiMortgage, Inc. vs Tunki
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Real Estate Showcase
September 8, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Reflections on five years writing
Welcome back! Summer is behind us; school is underway; Halloween is alive and well in all the stores. What more could you ask for? It was another quick summer. Onward to autumn.
September 8, 2016 - 5:21am
June 26, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
I’ve been watching a lot of Law and Order lately, driving my family crazy with the constant “DUN DUN” sound effect from the show. It’s even worse when I walk around the house using it to make things more dramatic. “The question remains, family, who left the milk out? DUN...
June 26, 2016 - 5:59am
June 25, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
I was never supposed to be here. Not this job. Definitely not this long. I didn’t grow up dreaming of reporting the news. I never took a journalism class. I never wanted to break the next Watergate. I don’t even like Watergate. It exposed a massive government scandal, and I guess...
June 25, 2016 - 5:59am
June 18, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 5:59am
June 13, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Know when to fold ‘em yourself
I get it. I do. Laundry is a pain. Folding clothes is tedious. And we’re all still waiting for the Jetsons-style robot housekeeper that will take care of it all without murdering us in our sleep. That’s the real American dream. Well, that and making every other workday as casual...
June 13, 2016 - 5:59am
June 12, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Ad nauseam
Social media, the whipping boy of any generation born before Facebook, definitely has its faults. Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, virtual scamming, not to mention getting poked or having a virtual snowball thrown at you. However, this crazy social experiment hasn’t been all bad....
June 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
Faith notes: What does redemption mean?
Some of the things churches and pastors are guilty of is using fancy Bible words. Sometimes these words are used only in churches on Sundays and therefore we have a hard time understanding what they mean. One such word is “redemption.” Many Bible translations use the word redemption...
June 12, 2016 - 5:59am
June 11, 2016
Student voices: Thank you notes from a senior
To the Farmington Independent: Thank you so much. You have provided me the opportunity to grow as a writer and a person. I can now say I am a published columnist, and I am forever grateful for that. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time people see my byline on an article, as I...
June 11, 2016 - 5:59am
June 4, 2016
Nathan Hansen: You’re on your own, seniors
I came to a bit of an uncomfortable realization a couple of summers ago. As I went through the paperwork associated with hiring our most recent high school interns, I noticed they were born remarkably close to the day I started my job at what was then a pair of weekly newspapers....
June 4, 2016 - 5:59am
May 29, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Family time matters
Remember a few years back when there was a national ad campaign pushing family dinner time? Having grown up in a family that dined together and then doing the same with my own family, I had raised an eyebrow at what seemed to be a no brainer. Didn’t all families eat together? Why...
May 29, 2016 - 5:59am
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