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Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
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Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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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
November 5, 2016
Pat Rupp: Newspapers and the Match Game
Though happily married and well beyond the need for such services, I am nonetheless intrigued by the abundance of dating services advertised online and on television. Most require detailed personal information which a computer matches with others who have like interests. Some cater...
November 5, 2016 - 5:30am
October 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: The greatest story barely told
Eight years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the United States Congress enacted Title IX of the Educational Amendments, legislation that changed the landscape of high school and college athletics forever. The guts of the law reads as follows: "No person in the United...
October 15, 2016 - 5:48am
August 31, 2016
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Hello, readers. My name is Kim Ukura, and I am the new editor of the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages. By the time the print edition of the paper has arrived in your home, I'll have been in this position for a week — just long enough that the glow of a new job has...
August 31, 2016 - 1:02pm
June 18, 2016
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 5:59am
November 14, 2014
Nathan's column: Because a rake doesn’t roar
As of the end of this month I will have owned my house for seven years. It remains, let’s just say, sparsely decorated. I have a bad habit of buying frameable posters and failing entirely to frame them. Many are in a pile on one of my chairs. It is not the way most museums would...
November 14, 2014 - 7:38am