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Primary coming up Aug. 9
El Charro adds outdoor patio
City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
crime and courts
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Lawrence
Mortgages Unlimited, vs Hernandez
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs whaley
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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May 8, 2014
Editorial: Get out and explore your city
With the weather seemingly ready to leave behind gloom and rain for some real springtime sun, the prospect of getting outside and exploring is about to get a whole lot more appealing. That’s good news, because there is plenty to explore in Farmington and Rosemount. At the most...
May 8, 2014 - 11:21am
May 1, 2014
Editorial: Training will pay off if disaster strikes
Any Boy Scout worth his merit badges will tell you about the importance of being prepared. So will emergency responders in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama. Communities in those states and a few others have been reminded of destruction a severe storm can cause. They were...
May 1, 2014 - 2:18pm
April 17, 2014
Editorial: Vermillion is a valuable resource
It can be easy to forget as Farmington and Rosemount start to look more and more like suburbs, but there is still a significant amount of undeveloped space in this part of Dakota County. Much of that land is still being used as farmland, but there are some valuable natural resources...
April 17, 2014 - 1:40pm
April 10, 2014
Editorial: Crime maps will be useful for residents
Under ideal circumstances, the maps available now to Farmington residents and soon to Rosemount residents through a new system called RaidsOnline would be the most boring maps you could read outside of North Dakota. The system, being put into use by several police departments in Dakota...
April 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
March 20, 2014
Editorial: Residents can help address ice needs
The Rosemount Area Hockey Association’s recent push for a second sheet of indoor ice is nothing new. As cities like Rosemount and Farmington grow, so do their hockey programs. And while there are numerous places for other sports to play — every school in the city has a gym for...
March 20, 2014 - 1:13pm
March 13, 2014
Editorial: The good and the bad of Twitter use
There are two stories in this edition of the Independent Town Pages about people making vastly different uses of the social network Twitter. And while we hesitate to say one is wrong and the other is right, we certainly know which one we prefer. We’ll start with the one that has...
March 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
March 6, 2014
Editorial: Make the most of church change
There is a lot of history in the walls at Faith United Methodist Church. The congregations that make up the church date back 160 years in Farmington. Generations of families have worshiped there. The congregation has occupied its current building since 1958. It’s not surprising,...
March 6, 2014 - 10:57am
February 27, 2014
Editorial: Flexible learning days have a future
The Farmington School District’s new flexible learning days are pretty clearly a work in progress. When the district held its first on President’s Day in an attempt to make up some of the teaching time lost to frigid weather this winter there were concerns about teachers assigning...
February 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
February 20, 2014
Editorial: Support the food shelf in March
How lean are things these days at Rosemount’s food shelf? Consider the spaghetti sauce. The pasta topping is usually a staple at the food shelf. It’s something they always have in abundance. Except now they don’t. There’s hardly any there. The cupboards might not be bare,...
February 20, 2014 - 11:48am
February 13, 2014
Editorial: Keep meetings as open as possible
On Monday night the Farmington City Council and the Farmington School Board both held workshop meetings. Both groups addressed issues that will affect finances and other aspects of the organizations those boards represent. There was an important difference between the meetings, though. ...
February 13, 2014 - 10:40am
February 6, 2014
Editorial: Special Olympics is good for many
Farmington’s Special Olympics program is not new, but over the years it has perhaps not been as well used as it should be. With some luck and a lot of hard work, that could change. The local group has been making a push to expand its reach in the city, and we think that’s a good...
February 6, 2014 - 12:56pm
January 30, 2014
Editorial: Do your part to fight crime
Crime happens even in seemingly quiet suburbs like Farmington and Rosemount. That’s not a surprise. Perhaps slightly more surprising is the idea that crime happens on the scale recorded on the front page of this week’s Independent Town Pages. Over the course of several months...
January 30, 2014 - 1:32pm
January 16, 2014
Hotel would be good for Farmington
That a recent feasibility study found a market for a hotel in Farmington shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. There are plenty of people who have been saying for years that the city needs a place for out-of-town visitors to stay. A hotel would make it easier for local athletic...
January 16, 2014 - 2:46pm
January 9, 2014
Editorial: Signs of growth are encouraging
It wasn’t all that long ago housing construction was booming in Farmington and Rosemount. Acres of land were transformed in seemingly a matter of months from open fields to new neighborhoods. Local farmers had developers knocking on their doors offering huge amounts for their property. That...
January 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
December 5, 2013
Editorial: Farmington schools aren’t afraid to innovate
No one is likely to accuse the Farmington School District of being afraid to try new things. Last year, the district implemented a plan to put an iPad in the hands of every student. There was a learning curve there, but teachers figured out interesting ways to use the tablet computers...
December 5, 2013 - 2:32pm