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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
arts and entertainment
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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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 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
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
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
August 12, 2010
Two jobs, two very different sides of the same person
There's not a lot of common ground between bank balances and blacksmiths' anvils. Dealing with one is a mostly mental pursuit, the other mostly...
August 12, 2010 - 10:47am
August 11, 2010
Off the lawn and into the pit
Garden tractors have long been useful tools for hacking away at overgrown lawns, but at this year's Dakota County Fair the normally peaceful...
August 11, 2010 - 3:21pm
August 9, 2010
Farmington men escape as truck slides into Mississippi
For good friends Randy Johnson and Jim Hunt, Monday morning was supposed to be spent floating on the St. Croix River and catching walleyes. Instead,...
August 9, 2010 - 1:13pm
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