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May 31, 2013
One killed in Thursday crash in Empire Township
A 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman died and another individual was seriously injured May 30 in a head-on collision on County Road 46 near Blaine Avenue in Empire Township. Angela Nicole Wear has been identified as the driver who was killed. The other individual, who was airlifted...
May 31, 2013 - 10:01am
April 4, 2013
Marshall woman airlifted after a Castle Rock crash
A 16-year-old Farmington boy received minor injuries when his Chevy Blazer was broadsided by a Jeep Patriot driven by a 43-year-old woman Thursday...
April 4, 2013 - 6:27pm
Accident closes Highway 3 Wednesday evening
The Minnesota State Patrol closed Highway 3 south of Farmington Thursday afternoon because of an accident. State troopers were waiting for an accident reconstruction team shortly before 5 p.m. Traffic was being diverted down Highway 86 through Castle Rock.
April 4, 2013 - 4:53pm
March 18, 2013
Police close Flagstaff
Farmington police have closed Flagstaff Avenue to traffic until further notice Monday night because of high winds and blowing snow. The Independent will provide more information when it is available.
March 18, 2013 - 7:14pm
Accidents slow traffic on Highway 3
Accidents caused traffic to come to a standstill along Highway 3 south of Farmington late Monday afternoon. The Dakota County Communications...
March 18, 2013 - 5:07pm
March 4, 2013
Four injured in Friday night roundabout crash
A 50-year-old Rosemount woman faces felony charges of criminal vehicular operation after a Friday night accident in which she lost control in a roundabout at Highway 3 and 190th Street and hit another car head on. The woman, Elizabeth Dawn Nelson, was seriously hurt in the accident....
March 4, 2013 - 9:26am
December 9, 2012
Farmington man killed in Apple Valley crash
A 26-year-old Farmington man was killed and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night on Cedar Avenue in Apple Valley. Innocencio Munoz-Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened shortly before 6 p.m. near McAndrews Road....
December 9, 2012 - 7:22am
October 7, 2012
One hurt in Highway 3 crash
One person received injuries in a three-car accident that closed a section of Highway 3 in Empire township Monday. The accident occurred around...
October 7, 2012 - 7:26am
August 3, 2012
Farmington police investigating death of 3-month-old baby
Farmington police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old child who died July 31 while in the care of an in-home daycare provider. According to police detective sergeant Lee Hollatz, Farmington police were called to the 1000 block of Locust Avenue just after 3 p.m. on a report...
August 3, 2012 - 10:42am
August 2, 2012
Only minor injuries in Castle Rock plane crash
Pilot Benny Harris Svien of Northfield walked away from his 2002 Kit Fox two-seater airplane after it crashed into a Castle Rock Township cornfield...
August 2, 2012 - 9:03am
July 31, 2012
Only minor injuries in plane crash
Pilot Benny Harris Svien of Northfield walked away from his 2002 Kit Fox two-seater airplane after it crashed into a Castle Rock Township cornfield Tuesday afternoon. Svien, 61, was walking around and talking to Dakota County sheriff's deputies and paramedics following the crash,...
July 31, 2012 - 4:17pm
June 11, 2012
Farmington toddler falls from second story window Monday
A Farmington toddler was taken to a St. Paul hospital after falling from a second story townhome window Monday morning. Farmington Fire/Rescue and police were called to at the 1100 block of Willow Tr., around 8:45 a.m. The child, a male toddler, had fallen approximately 12-14 feet,...
June 11, 2012 - 11:07am
May 10, 2012
Two Farmington children received injuries after falling from windows within days of each other; both are recovering
Toddlers are quick, and they're into everything. Unfortunately, sometimes that leads to accidents that leave children injured. However, it's not common for the same type of accident to happen twice in one week, particularly when that accident involves falling out of a window. That's...
May 10, 2012 - 7:00am
January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am
December 28, 2011
Farmington man dies following Christmas Day accident
A 26-year-old Farmington man was killed Christmas Day as he walked on an Interstate 94 entrance ramp in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Adam Davis was walking in the right lane of the Third Street entrance to northbound I-94 shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday when...
December 28, 2011 - 9:42am