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Most school construction projects will continue through October
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Open houses coming up for area schools
Party time at The Cakery
crime and courts
Boys cross country preview: Young and dedicated runners return to lead Tigers
Girls soccer preview: Offense ready to roll
Tiger Stadium will be ready for Farmington football opener next Friday
Girls cross country preview: Tigers after another trip to state meet
Football preview: Tigers bring experience to Fischer’s second year
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
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Komarnytskyi
City of Farmington Public Hearing - Gossips Bar & Grill 9/6/16
ORDINANCE NO. 325
Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation vs Lacore
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Real Estate Showcase
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
September 21, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: Keep to your own campsite
Brace yourselves, readers. This column is likely to offend some of you, perhaps even cause some of you to grab your chest and gasp for breath. When I go camping, I do not like to hang out and be friendly with strangers. That’s not camping. I’ll explain. My introduction to camping...
September 21, 2015 - 6:14am
September 12, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Let’s get extreme for fitness
People will do crazy things in the name of getting in better shape. They’ll go on diets where they can only eat kale and raw steak. They’ll take diet drugs that mess with their insides to the point they’re at risk of -- well, let’s just say they’re better off not wearing...
September 12, 2015 - 6:14am
September 6, 2015
Church notes: Live your life in the light
There was a popular song in the 1980s which contained the lyrics, “I wanna go back and do it all over. But I can’t go back, I know.” This line from the song hits many people in many different ways, doesn’t it? We wish we could go back and spend time with lost loved ones and...
September 6, 2015 - 6:14am
Deanna Weniger column: Sept. 11 memories
Thirteen years ago around this time, I was doing what I usually do, canning tomatoes. But that year was different. It was the one year anniversary of the worst American tragedy I’d ever witnessed. But we journalists love anniversaries, don’t we? So the pictures of the Twin Towers...
September 6, 2015 - 6:14am
September 5, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Not feeling very Fair-minded
It’s a staple of small talk this time of year in Minnesota. If you don’t want to talk about the weather or the Twins or astrophysics, you ask, “So, have you been to the Fair?” Just so we can get it out of the way: No. I haven’t. No. I won’t. I know there are people who...
September 5, 2015 - 6:14am
August 29, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Getting smart about time
For much of human history, we have had to make do with watches that are not much smarter than the metal and glass and mashed-up bits of time-fairy intestines from which they are lovingly crafted by whatever dark wizards of chronology are responsible for making them. They could tell...
August 29, 2015 - 6:31am
August 24, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: Anatomy of a snowbird
Snowbirds are a curious breed. Here for the summer. Gone before the snow falls. They split their lives between two homes, like migrating geese, unable to be truly present at either location. They party like teenagers in the south (which for this demographic means eating at lots and...
August 24, 2015 - 9:22am
August 16, 2015
Guest opinion: Kline says VA hospitals must do better
Through their service and sacrifice our veterans have protected our nation and deserve a government that fulfills the promise of quality care. There are well more than 300,000 employees at VA facilities nationwide and undoubtedly many are dedicated to providing quality health care...
August 16, 2015 - 6:31am
August 15, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Staring into the blackness
We’re going on a month now since my television set gave up the ghost mid-Netflix binge, and my life thus far does not seem to have been thrown into any particular state of chaos. I’m not weeping or tearing my hair out or acting out reruns of The Big Bang Theory with sock puppets....
August 15, 2015 - 6:30am
August 9, 2015
Deanna Weniger column: Make yourself comfortable
Going to the movies is getting awkward. I mean, individually, it’s great! Who wouldn’t want to cozy up in one of those Marcus Theater Dream Lounger chairs with a tub of popcorn for a movie. It’s so comfortable snuggling into the sumptuous red recliners, easing the seat back...
August 9, 2015 - 6:37am
Faith notes: Joy you cannot hide
Have you ever discovered something very valuable? Have you ever found something even after you concluded that it was lost? Once you found that once lost item, how quick were you to tell someone about it? Excitement like that is very hard to contain, isn’t it? Many years ago some...
August 9, 2015 - 6:01am
August 8, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Into the final frontier
Last month was a pretty big one for space nerds. On July 14, nine years after it was launched, a little spacecraft called New Horizons finally reached Pluto and sent back the sharpest images yet of everyone’s favorite maybe-planet. Powered by a computer most self-respecting geeks...
August 8, 2015 - 6:09am