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Minn. roundup: Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire; Twin Cities bicyclist dies of injuries in hit-and-run
Woman sues after bite from St. Paul police dog searching for burglary suspect
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
Minn. roundup: Text-to-911 service added statewide; Dayton announces he is cancer-free, encourages screenings
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Tigers ready to meet high expectations
Farmington, Rosemount hockey teams chosen for Minnesota Wild Youth Hockey spotlight game
Boys' basketball: Tigers win fast-paced season opener over Rochester Century
Farmington's Anna Fenske continues to grow
Boys' hockey: Tigers look to bounce back from last season
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Assumed Name Investment Property Advisors
Empire Twp Amend Ord 400 Public Nuisance
Farmington Sch Dist 192 Notice re Data Switches Bid
Prairie Island Indian Community Ag Lease Bids
Harvey Lee Briesacher
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Gerald "Jerry" L. Sacks
Marlin W. Rechtzigel
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Sleeping around (the house): Don't feel bad. Everyone's doing it.
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June 26, 2016
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
There was some ugliness last year when the Muslim American Society of Minnesota announced plans to turn a former Rosemount bowling alley into a mosque. Residents of Rosemount and other nearby cities let loose with hateful, unsupported rhetoric against a group that, like the members...
June 26, 2016 - 5:59am
June 19, 2016
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
The Miss Farmington pageant has come a long way since its early days. It has grown, become more complete. Being named MIss Farmington isn’t just a quick path to a scholarship. It’s a commitment to represent your hometown for a year, and it’s an invitation to learn more about...
June 19, 2016 - 5:59am
May 28, 2016
Editorial: Highway 3 presents many challenges
The challenge of Highway 3 as it runs through Empire Township is, while the problems are easy to see, they are far more difficult to fix. Growing populations have meant an increase in traffic on the road, and all that traffic moving at highway speeds means getting onto and off of...
May 28, 2016 - 5:59am
May 14, 2016
Editorial: Sending iPads home keeps the learning going
If the idea of the Farmington School District’s iPad initiative was to inspire students to learn on their own, then sending the tablet computers home at the end of the school year is the next logical step. Superintendent Jay Haugen has called the iPads a key in his effort to identify...
May 14, 2016 - 5:59am
April 30, 2016
Editorial: AED efforts can help save lives
Automated external defibrillators are quickly becoming the modern equivalent of the fire extinguisher. You find the devices, which can provide a lifesaving jolt to a heart in sudden cardiac arrest, in an increasing number of places. If everything goes the way it’s supposed to, you’ll...
April 30, 2016 - 5:59am
March 21, 2016
Editorial: Graduation is about the journey, not location
There are some disappointed seniors at Farmington High School this week. We know because we heard them at Monday’s school board meeting, and because many of them took to Twitter when they couldn’t convince board members to adjust their timeline for construction work at Tiger Stadium...
March 21, 2016 - 6:14am
March 6, 2016
Editorial: Face food shelf needs head on
If ever there was a good excuse to ignore conventional wisdom about playing with your food, 360 Communities’ Pie in the Face Challenge is it. The nonprofit, which runs a food shelf and provides school support workers in Farmington and operates the Family Resource Center in Rosemount,...
March 6, 2016 - 6:14am
February 28, 2016
Editorial: Wetzel left a legacy in Farmington
It didn’t take long after Earl Wetzel’s death Monday night for the tributes to start pouring in. People who had learned from him, whether in the classroom or on the football field, talked eloquently about the impact he had on their lives. As varsity football coach at Farmington...
February 28, 2016 - 6:14am
January 31, 2016
Editorial: Projects will make schools better
This is an exciting moment in our local school districts. Successful bond referendums in November have both the Farmington and the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan districts filling up construction schedules with projects. They’re not all glamorous. In Farmington, much of the early...
January 31, 2016 - 6:14am
January 1, 2016
Editorial: Plenty to look forward to in 2016
It’s only natural to look back this time of year, and in growing cities like Farmington and Rosemount there’s always something to reflect on. Farmington and Rosemount both saw the completion of major construction projects in 2015. Farmington, after months of traffic inconvenience,...
January 1, 2016 - 6:14am
December 24, 2015
Editorial: Januschka will be missed at FES
You don’t have to spend long talking to Ben Januschka to understand how much he loved his job. Januschka, the Farmington Elementary School principal who is retiring at the end of the month, has never been a classroom teacher. But he loves to watch students learn. He talks excitedly...
December 24, 2015 - 11:05am
December 21, 2015
Editorial: Turf partnership benefits many
Several years ago when a group of Rosemount residents saw a need for an indoor sports facility with a turf field, they approached the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District with a proposal. If the district was willing to donate some field space at Rosemount High School, the...
December 21, 2015 - 9:28am
December 5, 2015
Editorial: You can make some Christmases merrier
We have officially entered the Christmas season. There is snow on the ground, holiday music is playing in stores and Santa is starting to make appearances around town. For most, Christmas means gifts — both giving and receiving — but for many that creates challenges. For some...
December 5, 2015 - 6:14am
November 25, 2015
Editorial: The fabric of the community
You get the impression Don Corrigan would have liked Larry Prieur, and not just because Don Corrigan seemed to like just about everyone. Corrigan, the longtime Rosemount businessman who died earlier this month, was the kind of guy who always seemed to have a minute to lend a hand....
November 25, 2015 - 10:03am
November 19, 2015
Editorial: Show support for firefighters
On Saturday night, the community once again turned out in large numbers for the Farmington Fire Department’s annual Turkey Bingo fundraiser. Dedicated players started showing up more than an hour before play started, and well before the doors were even officially open. They packed...
November 19, 2015 - 9:07am