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Improvements coming for 8 school buildings
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
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Farmington Tigers fall in section 1AA finals
Farmington wrestling goes 2-3 in February
Semifinal shutout: FHS girls’ hockey blanks Lakeville North to advance to finals
Mental sports performance coach trains Farmington athletes
Farmington boys' hockey drops pair of home South Suburban contests
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
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Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
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May 18, 2010
Feely Elevator cited following corn silo rescue
The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Feely Elevator for seven violations following the Feb. 4, 2010 accident which led to manager Mark Malecha being partially buried by corn. The citations include $7,750 in fines. Feely Elevator is contesting the...
May 18, 2010 - 3:30pm
May 13, 2010
Soybean festival sprouts this weekend
Soybeans are taking over Vida Raine's life.
May 13, 2010 - 10:29am
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
October 7, 2009
Rains halt harvest
WILLMAR -- Recent rains have brought fall harvest to a sudden stop. Farmers had just gotten a good start on the sugar beet and soybean harvest when heavy rains last week dumped 2 to 4 inches on area fields. That brought "everything pretty much to a standstill," said Byron Hogberg,...
October 7, 2009 - 7:11am
September 29, 2009
Innovator in ethanol industry taking on new ground
BENSON -- Bill Lee is leaving an ethanol plant known as a leader in innovation for what he believes will be the next big step in renewable energy. Lee said he believes biomass from agricultural and forest-product residues will be playing an ever bigger role in not only providing...
September 29, 2009 - 7:34am
September 25, 2009
Minnesota officials urge motorists to be cautious on roads
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Highway crashes involving farm vehicles and equipment are rare, according to statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public...
September 25, 2009 - 7:46am
September 23, 2009
Cool summer could mean fewer pumpkins this fall
Pie makers and jack-o'-lantern carvers may want to nab a pumpkin while they can. A cool summer in Minnesota, and much of the Midwest, could result...
September 23, 2009 - 6:48am
September 16, 2009
Pawlenty seeks ag disaster declaration
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants the federal government to provide low-interest loans to farmers in six northern Minnesota counties affected by wet weather in 2008 and 2009. Pawlenty sent a letter asking U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to declare Kittson, Lake of the Woods,...
September 16, 2009 - 7:43am
September 10, 2009
Get lost in the corn this fall
Bachman's Cedar Acres is inviting its customers to get lost. The garden center, located south of Farmington on Cedar Avenue, is making its first attempt at a corn maze this fall. The two-acre maze is finished now but it will not officially open until Sept. 19, the first day of a...
September 10, 2009 - 3:25pm
September 3, 2009
Interest in 4-H remains high in Dakota County
When the Dakota County Fair kicked off Aug. 10 there were the expected displays of cattle and sheep from local 4-H members. But there were also a few displays not typically associated with the traditionally agriculture-based organization. There were projects on aerospace. Or global...
September 3, 2009 - 3:18pm
August 20, 2009
Summer's nearly gone? Bring on fall
I know everyone is saying this these days, but I have to ask: Where did the summer go? It seems like just days ago I shot pictures at the last graduation ceremony at the old Farmington High School. Now we're planning what kinds of stories we'll write about the new FHS. The Dakota...
August 20, 2009 - 1:57pm
August 19, 2009
Pawlenty seeks federal pork help; other briefs
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has asked federal authorities to help the pork industry, mostly encouraging them to work out better international trade deals. The Minnesota Republican stopped short of what nine of his colleagues, including those from Iowa and Wisconsin, asked: increasing...
August 19, 2009 - 7:18am
August 13, 2009
Quilting wins run in family
Grandparents are often instrumental in the lives of their grandchildren. They teach values like unconditional love. They watch over their grandchildren, even babysit. And once in a while, they pass along things a little more unique, like a hobby. Such is the bond between Farmington...
August 13, 2009 - 12:54pm
June 30, 2009
Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota
June 30, 2009 - 7:20am
June 18, 2009
Aquaponics facility may become a cash generator for dairy industry
A rural Baldwin, Wis. commercial property may hold the future for agriculture. Just outside of town is the building site for the new "Future Farm Food and Fuel" facility, a business partner with the Emerald and Baldwin Dairy operations. Steve Meyer, director of operations, has been...
June 18, 2009 - 7:30am