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Deer disease in southeast Minnesota appears to be contained
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Tigers start 2-0 for the first time since 2010
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November 8, 2015
Faith notes: Let Jesus be your life preserver
“Superior, they said, never gives up her dead. When the gales of November come early.” And so goes the story of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is probably the most recognized ship disaster of the Great Lakes, due in large part to...
November 8, 2015 - 6:14am
November 7, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Let’s all go back to The Barn
There are some big things going on these days in the world of professional sports. As I write this, the Kansas City Royals are in the process of winning their first World Series title in 30 years. That’s a big deal for people who like sports that feature significant amounts of...
November 7, 2015 - 6:14am
November 1, 2015
Abby Sliva column: Life with a long-distance dad
My father is an important figure in my life. He gives me advice, support and love like any good parent should. However, for the past six months, he has had to do all these things over an iPad screen through a video chat. My dad, a lieutenant in the Navy, is currently deployed to...
November 1, 2015 - 6:14am
October 31, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: Mysteries of the mind
I keep sitting down at the computer to write something funny, but I just finished reading “Unbroken,” and the funny just won’t surface. It’s being weighed down by the awfulness of war. It’s got me thinking about my grandpa who served on a destroyer ship in WWII and witnessed...
October 31, 2015 - 6:14am
October 30, 2015
Guest column: Be informed on school vote
In less than a week, Farmington Area School District residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. One would support lower class sizes and maintain educational programs; the other would improve safety and security at all schools, address aging buildings through deferred...
October 30, 2015 - 3:59pm
October 24, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Robots are mapping our doom
I think we all realize now that our days are numbered as the dominant form of life on the planet. The robots are coming for us, and I know when their titanium death squads finally flood the streets they’re not going to have any problem finding me. I assume, obviously, that I am...
October 24, 2015 - 6:14am
October 18, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: I see
If failing eyesight went through stages, much like the stages of grief, I’d say I’ve been stuck in denial for about six years. It’s not that I can’t see the tiny writing on the spice jar; it’s just that the lighting in here is quite dim, and I think the font on the label...
October 18, 2015 - 6:14am
Student voices: A bittersweet year
So many people have told me, “enjoy your senior year” and, “it goes so fast!” and even though we are only a little over a month into the school year, I can certainly attest to that. It is so much easier said than done to enjoy every moment of the school year, and although...
October 18, 2015 - 6:14am
October 17, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Drain away the pounds
When I bought a car last year, one of the biggest benefits aside from brakes capable of stopping forward momentum and a transmission that wasn’t in imminent danger of falling onto the highway was the ability to connect my phone to my stereo. I can do it in any of three ways, which...
October 17, 2015 - 6:14am
October 11, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Tell off loved ones in 3D
My introduction to holographic technology did not in any way prepare me for my first encounter with a real-life hologram. It was in Star Wars. Princess Leia, about to be captured -- and apparently unaware of text messaging technology in a world that has nonetheless invented humanoid...
October 11, 2015 - 6:14am
October 5, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: Mysteries of tech
My generation got lucky. The computer age may have been in its infancy when we were in high school, but it did exist. And although I feel like I’m always running breathlessly to keep up with my kids, who were born with an iPhone in their hands, I’m at least a bit more tech savvy...
October 5, 2015 - 6:14am
October 4, 2015
Faith notes: Jesus — our garbage can
How many garbage cans do you have in your house? We have a bunch, don’t we? Depending on the day of the week any Farmington resident will have between one and three large garbage cans waiting for the garbage man to empty as they drive by our house. Trying to imagine life without...
October 4, 2015 - 6:14am
October 3, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Risque invite, or Southwest treat?
If you’ve paid any kind of attention to goings-on online lately, there’s something like a 98 percent chance you have been exposed to the phrase, “Netflix and chill.” Probably repeatedly. On the surface, it seems like a pretty innocuous turn of phrase. It probably means kicking...
October 3, 2015 - 6:14am
September 27, 2015
Guest opinion: Plenty still to do, Kline says
In case you missed it, I announced earlier this month that I will not be seeking re-election in November, 2016. After a memorable 25-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps and almost 13 years in Congress, serving our great nation has been an honor and a privilege. But I want you –...
September 27, 2015 - 6:14am
September 26, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: I’ll never leave you again
There was a moment, and I swear this is true, when I thought I might be done with television. At least in the traditional sense. As I’ve mentioned before in this space, my trusty TV gave up the plasma-based ghost in late July. One minute there was a picture. The next there was...
September 26, 2015 - 6:14am