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December 5, 2013
FHS grad hurt in hit and run
A 2010 Farmington High School graduate is in a coma after a Nov. 24 hit-and-run accident in St. Paul. A student at the University of St. Thomas, Rebekka Peterson, 22, was struck by a car after exiting a cab at the 1900 block of Grand Avenue in St. Paul. A companion, 22-year-old Nicholas...
December 5, 2013 - 1:27pm
November 26, 2013
Arrest made in St. Paul hit and run that injured a Farmington woman
St. Paul police have arrested a 40-year-old St. Paul resident in connection to a hit-and-run accident that left a 2010 Farmington High School graduate in critical condition early Sunday morning.
November 26, 2013 - 4:43pm
August 15, 2013
Bull was spooked by being chased
Capturing a spooked bull is a tricky process, as many well-meaning people found out at the Dakota County Fair last week. When the 1,200 pound bull that escaped from a pen during the Bulls and Barrels event at the grandstand Aug. 7, an estimated 20 to 30 people chased the animal in...
August 15, 2013 - 4:58pm
August 13, 2013
Farmington teen injured in Monday head-on crash
A Farmington teen was seriously injured in a head-on collision near New Prague late Monday afternoon. According to an accident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin M. Nelson was eastbound on Highway 19 near New Prague. Nelson's 1995 Honda Accord crossed the center...
August 13, 2013 - 12:58pm
August 12, 2013
Farmington teen injured in Monday head-on crash
A Farmington teen was seriously injured after a head-on collision near New Prague late Monday afternoon. According to an accident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin M. Nelson was traveling eastbound on Highway 19 near New Prague. Nelson’s 1995 Honda Accord...
August 12, 2013 - 11:36pm
August 8, 2013
Bull injures visitors to the Dakota County Fair
A runaway bull caused injuries to several visitors to the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. (Editor's note: The video above has some minor swearing. It's nothing loud or particularly offensive, but we thought you should know.) The bull, named Red 43, escaped from his pen,...
August 8, 2013 - 1:03am
July 30, 2013
Two killed in Highway 52 crash
Two people died and one other was injured July 27 when a car driven by a 21-year-old St. Paul woman was broadsided on Highway 52 in Hampton. According to the Minnesota State Patrol the woman, Lui Thein of St. Paul, was turning eastbound onto 280th Street and did not yield to a northbound...
July 30, 2013 - 11:58am
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