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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
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Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
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Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: 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
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January 30, 2016
Nathan Hansen: My very excellent ...
Last week a bunch of science types got really excited about what they say is the discovery of a new planet in our solar system. I realize I’m not really a science guy, but isn’t that a little bit like throwing a party because you finally found the remote control that fell behind...
January 30, 2016 - 6:14am
January 24, 2016
Student voices: Dreams make for interesting discussion
A little while ago, a few friends and I sat at a McDonald’s table. As we laughed and talked for hours, the strange subject of dreams came up. Not dreams as in dreams for the future, but like the dreams you have at night while you are sleeping. As we got to talking, we realized...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
Deanna Weniger: Spock vs. Skywalker
I couldn’t decide what to wear to the Star Wars movie: my Star Trek uniform, or my Jar Jar Binks mask? Which one would annoy my fanatic Star Wars friends the most? My, my but those friends are easily riled. What is it about the SW group? Maybe it’s the fact that it has the word...
January 24, 2016 - 6:14am
January 23, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Just a little too far off road
I don’t have a long and celebrated history as an off-road cyclist. I don’t really have a celebrated history as an on-road cyclist, either. But that history is at least long. Until recently, my entire history off road was limited to one brief and humbling mountain bike outing...
January 23, 2016 - 6:14am
January 17, 2016
Deanna Weniger column: That talk
As a long-time mentor of teenagers, I’ve had more than one parent approach me, eyes darting nervously around, voice barely above a whisper, and ask, “How do I tell my teen about the, um, you know, the birds and the bees?” I like to break the obviously awkward ice and loudly...
January 17, 2016 - 6:14am
January 16, 2016
Nathan Hansen column: You expected something different?
I have never claimed to be a serious Minnesota Vikings fan, and now I know for sure I’m not. I know because I didn’t spend the majority of my Sunday afternoon curled up on the floor shouting placekicker-centric curses at the heavens. I watched the Vikings play in the first round...
January 16, 2016 - 6:14am
January 10, 2016
Faith notes: How much do you owe?
With Thanksgiving all finished and all the leftovers consumed and with Christmas recently celebrated and everything opened there is one thing that arrives now that we get to deal with — the bills. According to the American Consumer Credit Council, the average American spends $935...
January 10, 2016 - 6:14am
January 9, 2016
Student voices: Keep on top of your new year’s resolutions
With the start of the New Year comes people making resolutions to better themselves. Whether that means losing weight, becoming organized, getting grades up or becoming friends with more people, we are all guilty of promising to do something based on Jan. 1. Keeping up with these...
January 9, 2016 - 6:14am
December 27, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: The Christmas kerfuffle
It wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without the annual Christmas program fight. It’s OK. My husband and I have come to expect it. Apparently, it’s part of our process. He is the senior pastor at a church in Farmington and I am the director of the annual children’s Christmas...
December 27, 2015 - 6:14am
December 26, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Today I am filled with the Force
I need you to know I’m writing this week’s column under protest. It’s not anything you did. I’m not opposed to bringing this moment of, modestly speaking, world-class entertainment into your lives each week. I know how you look forward to it. It’s just that every minute...
December 26, 2015 - 6:14am
December 25, 2015
Student voices: Celebrate giving this season
It’s that time! Time to haul out the holly and trim the tree and drink eggnog and eat gingerbread men! Christmas is this week and it’s a time for sharing and eating and hanging out with family. The most wonderful time of the year proves to be an understatement as gifts are exchanged...
December 25, 2015 - 6:14am
December 21, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Hey Siri, what did you call me?
I read something the other day that claimed asking someone if they are pregnant is a form of fat shaming. Shaming is a big thing these days, and it’s not always well defined. If someone asks me if I play basketball, are they height shaming me? That’s ridiculous, obviously. My...
December 21, 2015 - 9:29am
December 13, 2015
Student voices: FHS mock trial is the best sport around
“May it please the court, your honor, opposing council,” are the words almost every mock trial team knows as the beginning to an opening statement. In mock trial, two teams of six students — one defense, and one prosecution — bring forward witness actors and argue their case...
December 13, 2015 - 6:14am
Deanna Weniger column: Shaped by our parents careers
No matter how normal parents may try to make their child’s upbringing, the quirks and nuances of their occupations always color the dinner table conversation and, consequently, the child’s outlook on life. For example, my mother was an operating room nurse. I learned at an early...
December 13, 2015 - 6:14am
December 12, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: I’m going to get fat this winter
There used to be a rhythm to my biking season. When the roads were free of ice, I would ride my bike outside, and when the roads became unfriendly to skinny-tired cycling, I would put my bike away. Sometimes it would take until the end of December for the ice to come, but it always...
December 12, 2015 - 6:14am