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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
Road closures for Highway 3 paving begin Sept. 23
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
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
May 14, 2010
DMS teacher is Twins trivia king
What Minnesota Twins player shared American League Rookie of the Year honors? How many winning seasons did Tom Kelly have? Which Twin shares...
May 14, 2010 - 10:23am
May 13, 2010
Editorial: Festival will celebrate Farmington
The reaction Vida Raine gets when she first tells people about the festival she's planning for Farmington has been consistent and not altogether unpredictable. Simply put, it goes something like this: "Why in the world do you want to have a festival to celebrate soybeans?" It's not...
May 13, 2010 - 10:19am
May 11, 2010
City, residents come to rescue of ducklings
When it comes to crossing the road, Farmington's ducklings might want to get a little advice from the chicken. In separate incidents in two...
May 11, 2010 - 10:28am
May 7, 2010
Survey on park projects is nearly ready to go
There are a few more tweaks that need to be made here and there, but a community survey to gauge support for a parks referendum this fall is just about ready to go. On Monday, the Farmington City Council got its first look at the proposed survey, which would be conducted starting...
May 7, 2010 - 10:22am