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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
crime and courts
Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out No. 3 Stillwater, 7-6
Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
arts and entertainment
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN VS LOPIN
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Padilla
Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Real Estate Showcase
August 9, 2010
It's Monday morning. It's steamy-warm outside. It's one week until the opening day of the Dakota County Fair. And there's a 5x5-foot patch of...
August 9, 2010 - 8:00am
August 5, 2010
Teachers seek comfort level with science
Talking last week about the Farmington School District's disappointing results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment science test, assistant superintendent Christine Weymouth suggested teachers would have to find ways to work together. At Riverview Elementary School, they're...
August 5, 2010 - 10:33am
July 30, 2010
Bike race series comes to Eureka
The continued deterioration of a Burnsville road has pushed a south-metro bike racing institution a little bit farther out into the country. The...
July 30, 2010 - 7:37am
July 22, 2010
An overlooked treasure
It's pretty hard not to notice the large, shady trees along Akin Road. They've been there for what seems like forever, so no one really pays...
July 22, 2010 - 9:55am
July 17, 2010
Find the hot fishing spots around Farmington
During these lazy, hazy days of summer lots of anglers hope to get out of town for a fishing weekend, but finding the time sometimes proves tricky....
July 17, 2010 - 7:38am
July 16, 2010
Besters are county's Farm Family of the Year
The University of Minnesota has named the Al and Beth Bester family of Hampton Dakota County's 2010 Farm Family of the Year. The Besters were recognized locally Tuesday, July 13, at the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Al was raised on a farm in Rosemount that was originally...
July 16, 2010 - 10:44am
July 8, 2010
Pool aims for an older crowd
Farmington's municipal pool has long been a source of summer fun for Farmington kids, but this season the city wants to open up the opportunities...
July 8, 2010 - 10:19am
July 1, 2010
Cancer society fund raiser grows from Ramble to Relay
For more than 20 years Farmington's Ramble and Amble has been a successful fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. But the Ramble is about to become a Relay. Later this month the American Cancer Society will hold its first Farmington Relay for Life. The Ramble and Amble, which...
July 1, 2010 - 11:37am
June 28, 2010
County will spend $2.7 million to preserve land
The fifth project application round for the Farmland and Natural Areas Program moved closer to completion this week. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the spending of $2,798,938 of FNAP funds to acquire permanent easements on 12 properties....
June 28, 2010 - 10:16am
June 24, 2010
Letter: Trees need protection from more than road salt
To the editor, This is in response to David Nichols' letter to the editor published June 17 about the importance of saving Farmington's boulevard trees from road salt and lawn chemicals. It was very informative and filled with great advice. I am blessed with one of the most beautiful...
June 24, 2010 - 10:11am
June 19, 2010
Amateur scientists, hobbyists and people just looking for an excuse to hike in the woods got a chance to work side by side with research scientists...
June 19, 2010 - 4:50pm
June 10, 2010
Deadline extended for parks programs
Farmington Parks and Recreation has extended the deadline to Monday, June 14 for their playground programs. Playground programs are great way to have fun this summer. Participants can enjoy games, crafts, music and more at our local parks. Playground programs are available for...
June 10, 2010 - 9:14am
May 28, 2010
It's a warm, sunny Tuesday morning. In the southwest corner of the property, Aaron Ehlers fires up his riding lawn mower. He's got a big job...
May 28, 2010 - 10:10am
May 20, 2010
MPCA may be close to answers on cloudy river water
Inspectors still aren't quite sure what the cloudy substance is that showed up last month in an inlet to the Vermillion River, but they think they might be on the right track to determining its origin. A park visitor first noticed the milky water April 21 at the base of a storm sewer...
May 20, 2010 - 9:43am
Jordan Dibb's March to Miami hits halfway
May 15 marked my halfway point of the walk. It suddenly hit me that it really is just flying by and its amazing how far a person can come by...
May 20, 2010 - 9:35am