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GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
Decorated Army veteran receives mortgage-free home in Farmington
Minnesota roundup: Man charged in connection with fatal meth overdose of his 'buddy'; jogger struck by car, killed in St. Paul
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Goodhue County; likely snowfall adjusted
crime and courts
Boys hockey: Reeling Tigers earn No. 3 seed in 1AA
Girls basketball: Tigers avenge earlier loss to Burnsville
Gymnastics: Davenport, Slayton shine at sections
DCTC baseball: Blue Knights play earliest outdoor game in state history
Girls hockey: Upset of South sends Tigers to state
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Buss
JPMorgan Chase Bank vs flynn
WELLS FARGO VS ANDREA AND STEVEN MILLER MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE POSTPONEMENT
WELLS FARGO BANK VS LUKE CAMPBELL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
WELLS FARGO BANK VS SHARON ABROMOWICZ MORTGAGE FORE
Beau W. Doyle
Robert A. Korthauer, 90
Margaret A. Raub, 92
Gene Barthel, 69
Joe Atkins: Listening, lemurs, and Lebanon Hills
Senior Moments: Farmington girls' hockey, a home-grown tradition of success
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
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