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School district implements Run-Hide-Fight method for active shooter scenarios
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
crime and courts
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
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Wells Fargo Bank vs Rodine
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Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
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October 22, 2016
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
My first and only Air Force assignment after basic training came my way back in the fall of 1969 in what would turn out to be a four-year gig at Lackland Air Force Base located in San Antonio, Texas. One of the clearest memories of that autumn was following the political shenanigans...
October 22, 2016 - 5:43am
August 31, 2016
Pat Rupp: So you want to be on the school board?
Fortunately, this newspaper is void of the weekly comings and goings of the 2016 United States presidential race. No mention of missing e-mails, Twitter rants, and meaningless poll results. Thank you and pass the antacids. The closest items our publication has going in the political...
August 31, 2016 - 2:58pm
Chuck Brooks: Good teachers are always working
The unofficial ending weekend to summer hath arrived. The State Fair is on its last legs. Students are with their parents frantically buying school supplies and new clothes for that first day impression. Ahhhh....the start of another school year. There's nothing like it. Am I being...
August 31, 2016 - 2:58pm
June 22, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Nothing to lose your head over
To paraphrase the great philosopher Ferris Bueller, science moves pretty fast. If you don’t take the opportunity to write a column about a totally bonkers plan to transplant a monkey’s head when you have it, people just might move on to something even more insane. The quote was...
June 22, 2015 - 9:46am
March 28, 2015
Nathan Hansen column: Climbing the (reinforced) ladder
I bought a ladder last weekend, which even by my standards wouldn’t normally be worth writing a column about. But it was a more emotionally involved process than I would have expected from a transaction involving a piece of metal that would help me reach high places. Because here’s...
March 28, 2015 - 6:14am
October 9, 2014
Editorial: Homecoming a success despite incident
For the past few years, Farmington’s annual homecoming week has been pretty successful. This year, though, one incident could have damaged that reputation. Thankfully, it didn’t. The 2014 homecoming week started off on a great note. On the first day, Sept. 27, the Farmington...
October 9, 2014 - 11:37am
December 19, 2013
Student voices: Toy drive is big deal at FHS
Every year, Farmington High School collects for Toys for Town, a Farmington-based drive that collects toys for children for Christmas. All toys are accepted, from little boy toys like Lego to little girl toys like Barbie dolls. Even toys for teenage boys and girls are welcome. If...
December 19, 2013 - 10:47am
November 21, 2013
Student column: A worthy event for local veterans
Veterans Day. It comes around once a year. At Farmington High School, we like to celebrate Veterans Day in a special way. We celebrate our veterans by hosting a Patriotic Day dinner and presentation. The food at this event is spectacular. It’s something that many people look...
November 21, 2013 - 3:47pm
August 14, 2013
Nathan's column: Naming annoying noises
Science, having solved the rest of the worlds problems, now appears well on the way to telling us all what sounds we find most annoying. Surprisingly, not a single entry in the top 11 involves the assembled cast of all those Real Housewives shows. The work, according to a recent...
August 14, 2013 - 8:18am
December 28, 2012
Column: The coolest things in town
News programs in December and January are usually stuffed with Top Ten lists. Although they are a handy way to fill a little space in a column, until two weeks ago I hadn't yet resorted to them. Then for the first time ever, I decided to cull the best of Farmington into one giant...
December 28, 2012 - 7:18am
December 27, 2012
Column: It's tough to get the lights right
There is no shortage of treasured holiday traditions. Every year we gather with the same family members and eat the same foods. We listen to the same six Christmas songs on a loop at every single store while we wait in interminable lines because we put off all of our shopping until...
December 27, 2012 - 1:19pm
March 17, 2010
Column: Ladies, a piece of advice
Under normal circumstances I would never presume to offer advice to women on how to live their day-to-day lives. Like all men -- with the possible exception of Elton John and Dr.
March 17, 2010 - 2:44pm
February 19, 2009
Column: The kindness of strangers
All too often, I have to write about bad things done by bad people. Frankly, it gets a little old after a while. So when something good happened to me last weekend, I figured I was only due to write a column. A column about someone good. Really, I don't know too much more about this...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
Column: All a-Twitter
I did something earlier this month I'm not very proud of. It's not the first time, I have to admit. Just one example in a long line of them. I signed up for something called Twitter. It is like the blogs everyone used to keep, but dumbed down. Like, way down. I know. Scary, right? You...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Student column: The impact of one
In today's society individuals are often overlooked. Many people are working for good just by everyday acts of kindness, but their impact is not known until they are out of the picture. On Tuesday, Farmington High School held an assembly featuring a program called Rachael's Challenge....
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am