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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
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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
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Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
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RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
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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September 23, 2016
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
The term "generation gap" has probably been around since at least the early 1900s when Americans born from 1880 to 1900 were tabbed the Lost Generation because of the large loss of American lives in World War I. Each passing generation has earned its own moniker starting with the...
September 23, 2016 - 5:22am
September 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: Mom and P.T. were right
Maplewood police reported last week that five of its citizens had been scammed out of $180,000 over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps that fact alone is enough to get one's attention, but the details are even more eye-popping. One poor soul contracted with a company online that would...
September 15, 2016 - 5:53am
September 9, 2016
Faith Notes: Feel Free to disturb our Lord
When you walk down a hotel hallway, what do you often see hanging from the doorknobs? Little signs that say, "Do No Disturb" or "Come Back Later." What an accurate description of the attitude of many people toward the claims of Christ and God's promises for us. Not only on Sunday...
September 9, 2016 - 5:22am
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