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A grand plan: Farmington choral students perform concerts to fundraise for baby grand piano
County transportation projects underway for summer
Quick Ship plans May 20 open house in Farmington
Charges: Minnesota couple operated ‘large-scale’ sex trafficking enterprise; arrest made in Woodbury
Minn. roundup: Two killed following an alcohol-involved crash in northern Minnesota
crime and courts
Softball: Tigers clinch second in the SSC, gear up for section run
Golf: Schmitz wins Minnesota Golf Champions tournament
Track and field: Tigers play host to True Team section meet
Softball: Tigers building momentum heading into final week
Baseball: Tigers walk off against Eastview
Inspiration strikes again for Farmington Dew Days button artist
Farmington High School bands stage spring concert
PHOTOS: Prom night in Farmington and Rosemount
Garage Sale Map Hunter
Summer festivals prepare for fun
arts and entertainment
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Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Viewpoint: Kick off summer with art, music and dance
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Chuck Brooks: Ready to hit the road on new bike
Pat Rupp: Holding on to signature moments
Real Estate Showcase
January 28, 2017
Pat Rupp: What goes up must also come down
Conventional wisdom tells us to get neither too high when things are going well nor too low when they seem to be headed the other way. It all balances out in the end. Things have a way of evening themselves out. What goes around comes around. What goes up must come down. I've always...
January 28, 2017 - 5:30am
January 21, 2017
Pat Rupp: FHS has a real home field advantage
While sitting in the bleachers at Tiger Gym last week I couldn't help but marvel how far the quality of athletic facilities at Farmington High School has come since my arrival here back in the fall of 1973.
January 21, 2017 - 5:30am
January 17, 2017
Joe Atkins: Dakota County's 2017 taxes and budget by the numbers
Following a planning process that started last summer, the Dakota County Board adopted its budget for 2017 at its final county board meeting...
January 17, 2017 - 1:30pm
January 14, 2017
Pat Rupp: A good education? It's a practical matter
Despite all of the division in the country, almost all of our citizens have at least one thing in common. For better or worse, we have all worn the moniker of "student" somewhere along the way. Public or private; rural or urban; rich or poor. At some point, all of us have sat on the...
January 14, 2017 - 5:30am
December 3, 2016
Pat Rupp: Trip to the People's Stadium a long day's journey
The first time I took my dad to a University of Minnesota basketball game at the even-then ancient Williams Arena was way back in 1977. Upon arrival, he gazed up at the distant rafters and uttered the now cliché, "I'll bet this barn would hold a lot of hay." I couldn't help but think...
December 3, 2016 - 5:30am
November 11, 2016
Pat Rupp: Going on the road again
One of the best aspects of senior citizenship is having the ability — cost and inconvenience notwithstanding — to travel. My marriage partner and I have taken advantage of that freedom often over the past decade but never anything quite like last month's 10-day road trip...
November 11, 2016 - 5:30am
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