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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Lost cow finds owner through social media
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Construction crews hit gas line in new housing development
crime and courts
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Volleyball: Tigers earn first title at home invite
Cross country: Fenske, Peterson 1-2 at Applejack
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
US Federal Credit Union vs Weidner
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Aura
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Hanson
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Jarvis
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Wimberly
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
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
Real Estate Showcase
November 21, 2013
Letter to the editor: Who is truly thankful for veterans?
To the editor, A letter from a State Representative recently pointed out that we should thank our veterans. The willingness to sacrifice our life for our country is honorable. I find it incredible that elected officials would stint on supplying troops with all the protection possible,...
November 21, 2013 - 3:37pm
November 15, 2013
Letter to the editor: Patriotic Day was appreciated
To the editor, I want to acknowledge everyone that gives of their time to put on the Patriotic Day at the Farmington High School. On Nov. 7 a dinner was served by many, many volunteers to veterans in and around the area. I don’t have the exact number but it must have been well...
November 15, 2013 - 2:27pm
November 7, 2013
Letter to the editor: Opposed to boundary plan
To the editor, I am a 12-year resident of Tamarack Estates neighborhood and I am very saddened by recent proposals made by Farmington Public School Attendance Area Committee. Within three different options, my street and my children will not remain at their current elementary...
November 7, 2013 - 11:51am
October 17, 2013
Letter: City should not be in liquor business
To the editor, The editorial of Oct. 10 presented a case for the city of Farmington to engage in liquor retail, namely that profits and promotional gifts benefit the city. I would offer a different take on the matter. To put it in perspective, it appears to me that total profits...
October 17, 2013 - 2:05pm
June 27, 2013
Letter: Time to slow down tax increases
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June 27, 2013 - 9:17am
June 20, 2013
Letter: Dew Days was not accessible
Writer says booths on the sidewalks made getting around Dew Days difficult for folks in wheelchairs.
June 20, 2013 - 3:04pm
June 6, 2013
Letters: Thanks to all who made flags happen
Thank you to the Farmington VFW Post 7662, the merchants of Farmington, any additional contributors and the city of Farmington for the American flags you see lining Elm Street and downtown on Third Street. They were up just in time for Memorial Day with the dedicated help from Ron...
June 6, 2013 - 9:39am
Letters: There are plenty of good daycare stories
To the editor, Today I took my day care kids to the park and stopped at my mailbox on the way home. The Farmington Independent was part of my mail and the front page was all about a daycare provider who ignored a state statute regarding where infants could sleep in a childcare setting....
June 6, 2013 - 9:35am
May 30, 2013
Letters: Thanks to all who gave to poppy drive
The Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 wishes to thank all of the businesses and citizens who donated so generously to the 2013 Poppy Fund for our veterans this past weekend, and for honoring them on Memorial Day. Kim Lomas Farmington Kim Lomas is president of American...
May 30, 2013 - 1:26pm
May 18, 2013
Column: Mary's hot summer reads
With the weather finally heating up, it's time to turn the page from winter to summer, and put together my poolside reading list. A team of local all-star readers here in Farmington inspired me to head out to the library. Earlier this month the Independent reported that Sara Drazkowski's...
May 18, 2013 - 7:43am
May 16, 2013
Letter to the editor: Enjoy fitness activities as a family
To the editor, Do you find that your family spends more time together watching television than being physically active? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, and obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and...
May 16, 2013 - 1:41pm
Letter to the editor: Thank you for your vote, Rep. Garofalo
To the editor, As the local chair of Democrats in Farmington and Lakeville, and as a strong believer in equal rights and fairness for everybody, I want to commend Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) for voting yes to allow same-sex couples to have the same freedom and legal rights to...
May 16, 2013 - 1:39pm
May 10, 2013
Letter to the editor: Democrats pulled a bait and switch
To the editor In February 2010 I made the decision to run for state Senate. That same year, Mark Dayton was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tom Emmer was the Republican nominee. Dayton campaigned on a "tax the rich" mantra that was picked up by Democratic legislative candidates...
May 10, 2013 - 2:02pm
Letter to the editor: Tree trimming went too far
To the editor, My wife and I moved to Farmington about 12 years ago. When we bought our home on Embry Avenue the Ash tree in the front yard was about eight feet tall and pretty much a whip. Fast forward and this tree was now to the point that it was giving us some privacy from the...
May 10, 2013 - 1:58pm
March 21, 2013
Letter to the editor: Shidor owner says good bye
To the editor: Bittersweet. This is what we are feeling here at Shidor, The Second Hand Store. Our landlord has made a business decision to make our current leased space into individual office spaces. It was not our will or intentions to close the doors of Shidor. We love it here...
March 21, 2013 - 10:13am