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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
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Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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Jeanette M. Anderson
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Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
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December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
October 25, 2017
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
August 26, 2017
Be careful - yellow jacket season has arrived
It was a beautiful late-summer evening, and we were grilling up some venison brats and sitting down to enjoy a cookout on the deck washed down with a couple of cold Samuel Adams Octoberfests. The arrival of Sam's Octoberfest is an anticipated event on the calendar because it's yet...
August 26, 2017 - 8:02pm
August 22, 2017
Column: Reforming juvenile justice to save kids
There are over a million kids in our country's juvenile justice system. A million kids is a lot — especially when contact with the system...
August 22, 2017 - 9:00am
March 11, 2017
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Dear Carol: My mother lives in an assisted living facility. She has arthritic pain and is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, but she usually...
March 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 4, 2017
Pat Rupp: Running the annual doctors' gauntlet
The start to an old Beatles tune goes something like this: "When I was younger, so much younger than today. I never needed anybody's help in...
March 4, 2017 - 5:30am
Pat Rupp: Still an alien in the State of Hockey
In the days of my youth, ice-related sports on the prairies of west-central Iowa were as common to the locals as skyscrapers and toll roads. I vaguely recall the city flooding part of the municipal tennis courts a couple of times but few residents availed themselves of the opportunity...
February 4, 2017 - 5:30am
January 7, 2017
Pat Rupp: Going bowling ain't what it used to be
Back in the good old days, Jan. 1 used to be a sacred day in my family of origin's house. For one thing, my dad's business was closed and that gave father and son a chance to lounge in front of the television all day and watch a nonstop parade of college football bowl games. The day...
January 7, 2017 - 5:30am
December 31, 2016
Pat Rupp: Growing older does have its advantages
Once I turned 50, my daughter Julie suggested I start counting backwards every birthday forward. In other words, my first birthday after reaching the half century mark would be 49, the second 48, and so on — those having seen the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" should...
December 31, 2016 - 5:30am
December 24, 2016
Pat Rupp: The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth
A not necessarily wanted Christmas present arrived last Thursday in the form of a trip to Farmington to have a couple of old crowns replaced by Dr. Jon Falkowski at the Dental Health Center. When I made the appointment, I was surprised to learn the procedure would take just two hours...
December 24, 2016 - 5:30am
December 17, 2016
Pat Rupp: Remembering the Pearl Harbor of our Generation
I was a minus-four years old on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and catapulted the United States into World War II, so everything I know about that event comes from history books, yearly newspaper stories and most vividly, a sobering trip to the USS Arizona Memorial...
December 17, 2016 - 5:30am
December 10, 2016
Pat Rupp: Ghosts of Christmas trees (and nuts) past
Sometime within the next few days my spouse and I will make our annual pilgrimage to the neighborhood nursery to purchase a Christmas tree. If it's like most occasions, it will take awhile to pick one from the forest of possibilities. There will be pines, firs and spruces of all shapes...
December 10, 2016 - 5:30am
November 25, 2016
Pat Rupp: Odds are political polling is a bad bet
Throughout the eternal presidential election campaign recently concluded, the American public was bombarded with stimuli that boggled the mind. E-mails, provocative videos, outrageous claims, outright lies and, most of all, polls, polls, polls. New poll numbers seemed to appear daily...
November 25, 2016 - 5:30am
November 19, 2016
Pat Rupp: How Sophi made me a cat person
In my family of origin, pets were anything but major players. To the best of my recollections, the animal kingdom of my youth consisted of a couple of parakeets, Ike and Pepper, and a nameless goldfish and turtle. I didn't care much for dogs either, mainly because I still have nightmares...
November 19, 2016 - 5:30am