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March 14, 2017
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
It's time once again for the event of the year. Everyone who's anyone is there. People are dressed to the hilt. The very air is festive! Beverages...
March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 10, 2017
Pat Rupp: That's what I like about the south
Since my retirement from my real job more than a decade ago, my spouse and I have had the good fortune to spend the later days of winter somewhere...
March 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 24, 2017
Joe Atkins: Listening, lemurs, and Lebanon Hills
When my son Tom was in third grade, he brought home a two-question test he had taken at school. On the first question, he wrote the correct answer....
February 24, 2017 - 5:30am
February 22, 2017
Senior Moments: Farmington girls' hockey, a home-grown tradition of success
When 1994 Farmington High School female Athlete of the Year Amber Hegland decided she wanted to play high school hockey, she had but one choice...
February 22, 2017 - 11:38am
February 18, 2017
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge Star Trek fan. Besides warp drive and the transporter, the piece of technology I've been waiting for someone...
February 18, 2017 - 5:30am
February 11, 2017
Pat Rupp: A grumpy old man's list of grievances
For better or for worse one of the stereotypes of males of a certain age (mine) is that they are grumpy old men. Rather than dispute the assertion,...
February 11, 2017 - 5:30am
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