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DNR opens new access to Vermillion River
Full speed ahead for Farmington's new school
Farmington woman sentenced in child’s daycare death
Solar panel project is in the works in Farmington
DNR opens new access to Vermillion River
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Baseball: Tiger bats spark hot start
Tennis: Nail-biter nets Tigers first win
Boys lacrosse: Tigers rally past South, fall to Park
Boys track and field: Tigers win Shakopee Invitational
Girls track and field: Relays shine at Shakopee Quad
Farmington family honored by Gov. Dayton
Your weekend: Easter Carnival is Saturday at MVES
Farmington Business Association's Easter carnival returns Saturday
Dakota County walking program pushes fitness
Organized for Farmington: April news and notes
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Bankers Mortgage Company, LLC vs Melby
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Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Blandon
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Michelle's column: Friendly visits at the dog park
Letter to the editor: Volunteers help nursing home run
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Editorial: Vermillion is a valuable resource
Student column: Getting attached
Urban chickens get the OK in Farmington
It's time for those who want to raise fresh eggs to get their chickens in a row, or at least start construction on a new coop. On a 4-0 vote Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a new ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens on properties that are at least 10,000 square...
March 21, 2013 - 10:09am
October 5, 2012
A growing taste for apples around Farmington
Anybody who has been around Farmington for any number of years knows Appleside Orchard closed years ago. But that doesn't necessarily mean there...
October 5, 2012 - 11:49am
September 21, 2012
Aid available for flood damaged fields
Looking at the dry, yellow stalks of corn in many Dakota County fields, it might be hard to think of the flood waters that stood in many of those same fields early in the 2012 growing season. But the Minnesota Department of Agriculture remembers those days, and, most likely, so...
September 21, 2012 - 7:58am
August 13, 2012
Colorful area CSA offers subscribers four months of produce, local connections
A southeast breeze rippled spring green stalks on a patch of Elephant garlic. Crimson early strawberries peeked out from deep green leaves surrounded...
August 13, 2012 - 6:43am
July 30, 2012
Grass fed beef: Described by diners as 'the way beef used to taste'
CANNON FALLS - Since 2003, Thousand Hills Cattle Company in Cannon Falls, Minn., has experienced slow and steady growth. That just changed. In early July, the small firm went nationwide, selling a limited showcase of its products at Super Target locations across the nation. What's...
health / food
July 30, 2012 - 12:49pm
May 10, 2012
Castle Rock family's home is named a 2012 Century Farm
Little Brynley Kuhn is still a toddler, but she's definitely got farming in her blood. It could be because, in her very young age, she's known...
May 10, 2012 - 7:01am
March 5, 2012
Agronomist predicts good growing season around Farmington
Even though this has been an unseasonably dry year in Minnesota, area farmers could see a better crop than usual by harvest time. At least, that's what University of Minnesota Extension corn agronomist Jeff Colture thinks. He's heard the predictions of drought in the state, but he...
March 5, 2012 - 7:53am
August 12, 2010
Two jobs, two very different sides of the same person
There's not a lot of common ground between bank balances and blacksmiths' anvils. Dealing with one is a mostly mental pursuit, the other mostly physical. Kate Aspenwall likes it that way. She's got two jobs to keep herself busy. One exercises her brains, the other her biceps. During...
news / business / / outdoors
August 12, 2010 - 10:47am
The finer points of showing cows
Though we live in a community that has quite a few large family farms, there's very few of us who actually live on these farms. Very few of us...
August 12, 2010 - 10:32am
August 5, 2010
Showing off their bunny hops
Agility training is a phrase often associated with dogs, but have you ever seen a rabbit weave through cones and leap over a jump two or three times its height? If you frequent the Dakota County Fair, you may have. Dakota County 4H members have been showing off their bunnies' skills...
August 5, 2010 - 11:07am
Competitions require kids to hang on tight
What's more fun than watching a small child in a hockey helmet try to ride a sheep? Well, seeing a young teen try to catch a 150-pound calf or wrestle a greased pig might be close. If any of that sounds like good, not-so-clean fun, grab a malt from the 4H stand,find a seat outside...
August 5, 2010 - 11:03am
July 16, 2010
Besters are county's Farm Family of the Year
The University of Minnesota has named the Al and Beth Bester family of Hampton Dakota County's 2010 Farm Family of the Year. The Besters were recognized locally Tuesday, July 13, at the Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Al was raised on a farm in Rosemount that was originally...
news / outdoors
July 16, 2010 - 10:44am
June 8, 2010
Column: A sultry Saturday sans soybeans
The day of the Soybean Festival dawned grey and heavy. The thick air warned of thunderstorms. The night before, oblivious to the impending weather, I made plans for a full outdoor Saturday. I intended to hit the Soybean Festival, then meet friends for the Scottish Festival at the...
June 8, 2010 - 9:43am
May 21, 2010
Filling a growing need in Farmington
Shoppers looking looking to liven up their yard with some new plants or flowers will find most of the expected items at Jerry's Farm and Garden...
May 21, 2010 - 7:29am
May 20, 2010
Soybean festival is off and running
Farmington's Minnesota Soybean Festival, the first festival in the state to celebrate the crop and just the third such event nationwide, officially kicked off Thursday afternoon with Farmington resident Peggy Gavin dumping soybeans over the head of mayor Todd Larson. The festival...
May 20, 2010 - 5:24pm