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December 1, 2017
Help at harvest: Neighbors aid Castle Rock farmer after he loses equipment in fire
When Jim Meyer's shed housing his tractors, wagons and combine went up in flames, his neighbors stepped in to make sure his harvest schedule...
December 1, 2017 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
Banker recognized for decades of career and community service
After more than 60 years in banking, Castle Rock Bank President and CEO Dan Nicolai still sees life at a small bank as a series of opportunities....
December 7, 2016 - 12:30pm
November 5, 2015
Castle Rock Township sued over Islamic cemetery
Dakota Gardens was supposed to be a cemetery exclusively for Muslims, serving the needs of the local religious community for the next 200 years. The cemetery called for about two burials each week on 70 acres of land in Castle Rock Township. “Everything about it will be simple,...
November 5, 2015 - 6:14am
March 23, 2015
New faces on township boards in Castle Rock, Eureka
Voters in area townships made two changes to their roster of elected officials and filled one available seat March 10, but otherwise township elections offered little in the way of drama. The changes came in Eureka Towship, and Castle Rock Township. In Castle Rock, challenger...
March 23, 2015 - 12:31pm
September 19, 2014
Castle Rock couple finally enjoying the fruits of their labor
The trees at Castle Rock Orchard are not what you might imagine when you picture an orchard. There are no spreading branches, no rolling hills...
September 19, 2014 - 1:27pm
May 8, 2014
May Day traditions live on at Castle Rock school
May 1 was a gloomy, cool, drippy and overcast day. But to the kids at Prairie Creek Community School in Castle Rock, it was another cheerful...
May 8, 2014 - 11:34am
December 11, 2013
One hurt in single-car accident Dec. 10 in Castle Rock
A 31-year-old Prior Lake man was airlifted after sustaining serious injuries in a Tuesday morning accident on Highway 50 in Castle Rock. Farmington Fire/Rescue responded to the report of a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Highway 50 and Blaine Avenue at 12:01 p.m.,...
December 11, 2013 - 2:13pm
July 1, 2013
Castle Rock park gets a facelift
A little baseball field tucked away along County Road 50 in Castle Rock is getting some new attention this summer. The Castle Rock Country Side...
July 1, 2013 - 2:58pm
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
March 2, 2013
Castle Rock Township asks again: Elect or appoint a clerk?
When they go to the polls on March 12, Castle Rock voters will be asked to vote on whether the township's clerk position should be elected or appointed. Again. The township has asked residents for their opinion on the position several times since 2009. Township chair Drea Doffing...
March 2, 2013 - 7:25am
July 16, 2012
CapX2020 power line project breaks ground, heads this way
Even though the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project has broken ground, area residents will not start to see construction until sometime next spring. It's been a couple of years since much has happened with the project, but that doesn't mean the project has gone by the wayside....
July 16, 2012 - 7:12am
May 20, 2012
New Dakota County ordinance targets party hosts
Southern Dakota County residents who provide a residence or location for people younger than 21 to come together and consume alcohol will be held responsible as of June 1, according to a newly-adopted social host ordinance. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board...
May 20, 2012 - 7:41am
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
February 17, 2011
Township takes a resident to court over scrapyard
Castle Rock Township is going to court with one of its residents over an unlicensed scrapyard that sprung up last year and has drawn numerous complaints from neighbors. The township started getting complaints in July of last year about the property on Biscayne Avenue. According to...
February 17, 2011 - 9:12am
July 4, 2010
Looking back: Work on air control center began here 50 years ago
10 years ago From the July 6, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent New superintendent set to take over July 10 Before last week, Greg Ohl's best memory of Farmington dated to 1993. He was in his first year as the superintendent in Holdingford, a city about 20 miles northwest...
July 4, 2010 - 1:26pm