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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
ORD. NO. 016-718
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: 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
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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
May 6, 2010
Farmington has deep roots as a tree city
When Farmington celebrated Arbor Day last Friday, it wasn't a lot different than any other Arbor Day celebration the city has held. There were...
May 6, 2010 - 10:50am
Still no answers on cause of murky water in Vermillion
Results of samples taken in the milky waters of the Vermillion River are starting to trickle in, so to speak. And so far, nothing seems out of the ordinary. Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Brian Watson said some of the original samples taken from inlet...
May 6, 2010 - 10:28am
April 29, 2010
Mystery substance clouds water in Vermillion
There's something murky in the waters of the Vermillion River, but it's too soon to tell what it is. On April 21, the city of Farmington received...
April 29, 2010 - 10:00am
April 28, 2010
Anonymous donor will match county parks donations
An anonymous donor has issued a friendly challenge: donate to Dakota County's forever wild friends by becoming a member before July 1, and he will match total contributions up to $1,000. "Bringing people together for a common cause," "creating a sense of stewardship" and "conserving...
April 28, 2010 - 10:13am
April 22, 2010
Community garden has room to grow
Farmington's first community garden is starting out small. Only 10 plots are being planned so far. But if it's successful, there's always room for it to grow, so to speak. Located on part of the Meadowview Elementary School campus, the community garden is a collaborative project...
April 22, 2010 - 10:38am
Editorial: Vermillion has great value for Farmington
It's easy to overlook the Vermillion River and the potential it has to serve as a resource for Farmington, but that would be a mistake. As natural resources go the Vermillion is hardly imposing. It's not as wide or as powerful as the Mississippi. It's scenic in its way, but much...
April 22, 2010 - 10:18am
April 21, 2010
As weather warms, watch for bikes
The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and getting from place to place by bicycle is starting to look like an appealing option. For drivers and bikers alike, that means once again getting used to sharing the road. It's a process Farmington police sergeant Jim Constantineau...
April 21, 2010 - 9:47am
April 16, 2010
Know the rules before Saturday's fishing opener
The Vermillion River is a world-class trout stream and trout season opens April 17. But before grabbing a fly rod, there's a few things people should know. Anglers age 16 and older need a fishing license and a trout stamp. Trout fishing on the Vermillion River is catch and release...
April 16, 2010 - 10:51am
April 15, 2010
Editorial: Bikers and drivers must work together
Bikes and cars have a sometimes uneasy alliance on public streets. Bikers might sometimes resent drivers for crowding the side of the road. Drivers might get angry at bikers for riding too close to the lane of traffic. It's easy to get frustrated, and frustration can sometimes lead...
April 15, 2010 - 9:44am
April 13, 2010
Wolf babies, live on camera
If everything goes according to plan, Terri Petter's dream will become a reality this summer. Four years ago Petter started building Wolves...
April 13, 2010 - 2:52pm
April 11, 2010
Jordan Dibb checks in from the road
According to the official Facebook page of I Walk for Love, the group Jordan Dibb formed for his fundraising walk from Minneapolis to Miami,...
April 11, 2010 - 2:08pm
April 1, 2010
FHS grad sets off on the long walk to Miami
Sometime after the prayer offered for his benefit and before he took the first step of the longest walk of his life Jordan Dibb teared up. Maybe...
April 1, 2010 - 12:44pm
March 25, 2010
How much is a park worth to you?
Times are tough. There's no doubt about it. Every day, someone somewhere seems to be affected by the poor economy. But are times tough enough that residents wouldn't support a bond referendum for the extra ball fields and soccer fields youth athletic teams are calling out for? Or...
March 25, 2010 - 2:09pm
March 23, 2010
Talking about a stinky subject
Nobody really likes them. They're dark, stinky and germy. But sooner or later, everyone will use one. Yep. We're talking about port-a-potties....
March 23, 2010 - 7:22am