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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
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Calls made to change property tax that doesn't stay local
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Real Estate Showcase
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
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