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Analysis: Farmington property taxes among the highest in Dakota County cities
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Minnesota roundup: Arrest made in killing of 95-year-old Anoka man; Downtown Mpls. Macy's to close; 4 state news stories
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
Minnesota roundup: Zoo's oldest tiger dies; Man shot by deputy was wearing bulletproof vest; 5 more state news stories
crime and courts
Boys hockey: Tigers start the season with 7-1 win over Mayo
Girls hockey: Tigers get in the win column vs. Hopkins
Tiger girls basketball team aiming for strong South Suburban finish
Football: Five named to AP all-state teams
Girls hockey: Tigers tackle tough first week
Try these 4 innovative Thanksgiving leftover recipes
Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
arts and entertainment
Chase Bank vs Castilleja
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Ramirez
World Savings Bank vs Zimmer
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Cybart
PUBLIC HEARING Farmington
Graham Schoewe Gilbertson
Richard L. Battaglia, 64
Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Erling Kindem, 91
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
Pat Rupp: Odds are political polling is a bad bet
Kim Ukura: On renovations and refreshing your spaces
Pat Rupp: How Sophi made me a cat person
Real Estate Showcase
January 7, 2011
Recreation space has grown in the past decade
A lot of Dakota County land has disappeared under new homes over the past 10 years, but there is still plenty of open space out there for residents to explore. And the amount of land dedicated specifically to outdoor recreation is growing all the time. According to the county's 2010...
January 7, 2011 - 4:00pm
November 26, 2010
County seeks input on new regional park
Dakota County is in the process of developing a new regional park, and it's looking for resident input on what to include in it. The county has a brief survey up online to take resident input. The still-in-development park is located in Empire Township, south of Rosemount and between...
November 26, 2010 - 5:06pm
November 24, 2010
Visions of a greener future for county
It will take years to come to fruition but eventually residents will be able to walk, bike or run around Dakota County. With the help of cities within it, county planners have put together a plan to interconnect green areas countywide. The plan, called the Greenway Collaborative,...
November 24, 2010 - 10:53am
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 18, 2010
Plan for Vermillion River corridor moves ahead
The future of the Vermillion River corridor is starting to take shape. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a plan Nov. 2 that sets some goals for improving water quality, restoring natural habitat and increasing access to the river for recreation. Now, the county is...
November 18, 2010 - 10:07am
November 13, 2010
There was plenty of grumbling when the first flakes started falling Friday night, but not everybody was upset to see the first real evidence...
November 13, 2010 - 5:02pm
October 8, 2010
City's green team cleans up the streets
In the past decade, cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28 percent, yet cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and...
October 8, 2010 - 10:59am
September 27, 2010
Column: Nature's first hue is gold
The first hints of autumn are showing in Farmington. The breeze is crisp. A few of the trees are dipped in gold or crimson. In the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost wrote, "Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold." The fall sunrises are first tinged with gold,...
September 27, 2010 - 7:49am
September 23, 2010
Oh, you stinker: Skunk causes a stir downtown
An apparently lost skunk sent some people running and had a few others trying to herd it out of town when it wandered downtown around 5 p.m....
September 23, 2010 - 5:10pm
A new castle on the banks of the Vermillion
Hear ye, hear ye, all young kings and queens of Farmington! Come next summer, a new kingdom awaits ye. The kingdom will be the royal Rambling...
September 23, 2010 - 9:30am
September 17, 2010
Snowmobile club's winter expo is Saturday
As the weather turns cooler and winter starts to once again seem like an inevitability, there's at least one group of Farmington residents that couldn't be happier. While many Farmington residents are savoring onset of autumn, the Farmington Sno Tigers will celebrate Sept. 18 in...
September 17, 2010 - 1:57pm
September 9, 2010
Draft plan finished for Vermillion River corridor
Dakota County is still putting together its plan for the future of the Vermillion River corridor, but a draft released recently makes one thing clear: The county doesn't plan to do anything alone. The first of the guiding principles listed in the 101-page draft plan states that protecting...
September 9, 2010 - 10:25am
September 2, 2010
Residents happy with parks as they are
Farmington residents appear to be happy with the parks and trails they have, but uninterested in paying more taxes to expand their options. The city's parks system got generally good marks on a resident survey conducted this summer. 74 percent of residents reported using the city's...
September 2, 2010 - 7:35am
City project was the source of cloudy water in Vermillion
Dewatering work being done to allow the reconstruction of Walnut Street has been identified as the cause of cloudy water discovered earlier this...
September 2, 2010 - 7:33am
August 16, 2010
The bigger, the better
Stroll through the Horticulture building at the Dakota County Fair this week, and there's one thing you won't see: any of the large, ripe vegetables...
August 16, 2010 - 10:40am