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Analysis: Farmington property taxes among the highest in Dakota County cities
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
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Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
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Boys hockey: Tigers start the season with 7-1 win over Mayo
Girls hockey: Tigers get in the win column vs. Hopkins
Tiger girls basketball team aiming for strong South Suburban finish
Football: Five named to AP all-state teams
Girls hockey: Tigers tackle tough first week
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Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
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Pat Rupp: Trip to the People's Stadium a long day's journey
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
Pat Rupp: Odds are political polling is a bad bet
Kim Ukura: On renovations and refreshing your spaces
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September 18, 2014
Nathan's column: I’ve finally hit the big time
Most of the time writing this column is a pretty solitary activity. I sit alone in my office at home and type on my computer. I like to write on a computer, because I need to know the box I spent a bunch of money on is good for something other than Facebook and looking at videos of...
September 18, 2014 - 3:13pm
September 12, 2014
Nathan's column: Not everyone is meant to fly
Drones are a pretty big deal these days. The military uses them to spy on people and blow things up. Amazon wants a fleet of drones to bring you books or beef jerky or whatever. And last winter a brewery called Lakemaid proposed using them to send beer to ice fishermen and fisherwomen. That...
September 12, 2014 - 2:58pm
September 6, 2014
Michelle's column: A memorable vacation
It’s really amazing how much can happen in just a couple of weeks. I left work on Tuesday, Aug. 19, knowing that I was headed for my annual stint at the Minnesota State Fair, and the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. What I didn’t know, two weeks...
September 6, 2014 - 7:14am
September 5, 2014
Nathan's column: I’m just not fair minded
The Minnesota State Fair, our annual statewide celebration of gluttony, personal-space violations and aging rock stars, wrapped up its run this week. It’s a remarkable event, our Great Minnesota Get Together. In the span of just a few hours you can ride a burlap sack down a huge...
September 5, 2014 - 10:59am
August 15, 2014
Nathan's column: Something fishy in the air
We’re a culture that loves superlatives. Maybe more than we love anything else ever. We label up-and-coming basketball stars the next Michael Jordan while they’re still in high school and declare athletic events instant classics just because neither team embarrassed itself. Stores...
August 15, 2014 - 7:58am
August 9, 2014
Nathan's column: Looking on the bright side
I’ve been accused a few times recently of having a too-idealistic view of the world. Or maybe that’s not really an accusation. It’s not like it’s bad to see the good in people around you. Unless you’re a British judge on a reality show. Then it could kind of ruin your whole...
August 9, 2014 - 7:28am
Michelle's column: Slowing down long enough to be thankful
I realized something over the weekend. Sunday, it seems, was my last day of any unscheduled activity or meeting — essentially, my last day of “me time” — until Sept. 13. It’s that time of the year again, when I’m working on setting up my volunteer schedule for the Minnesota...
August 9, 2014 - 7:07am
July 31, 2014
Nathan's column: The science of gecko sex
Science is a funny thing, and not just because of the safety goggles. Sometimes to prove something useful you have to conduct experiments that seem a little strange to the untrained observer. And sometimes, trapped alone in a laboratory for hours on end, you start to do experiments...
July 31, 2014 - 12:16pm
July 10, 2014
Nathan's column: It’s salad days on the Internet
Before we start here it seems important to acknowledge that people did plenty of stupid things before the Internet was ever invented. There were fads that involved swallowing goldfish, or cramming more people into a phone booth than standard operating procedures would ever call for....
July 10, 2014 - 12:27pm
July 5, 2014
Michelle's column: It’s important to take a break sometimes
I cleaned out our office refrigerator last week. Oddly, it seemed to be somewhat cathartic, given the past couple of weeks. June was kind of a rollercoaster of news, you know? I started the month highlighting the graduation of Christian Life School and Farmington High School seniors....
July 5, 2014 - 7:05am
July 3, 2014
Nathan's column: Manipulation between friends
Facebook has got a lot of people worked up lately, and not just because they’re tired of seeing pictures of their friends’ children, or reading stories about how hard someone’s day has been or being badgered to watch sponsored slideshows of the CUTEST BABY ANIMALS YOU WILL EVER...
July 3, 2014 - 7:58am
June 28, 2014
Michelle's column: Grace was never a strong suit
I have never been accused of being graceful. I got up early Monday morning. Got myself all dressed up — skirt, blouse, blazer and my sassy red, patent leather, three-inch heels. It was a big day for me. A couple of weeks ago I was installed as the American Legion Auxiliary Department...
June 28, 2014 - 7:22am
June 27, 2014
Nathan's column: Can’t we all just get along?
There are a lot of things in the world I don’t understand. It’s a mystery to me how homing pigeons keep finding their way home without Google Maps, or why Jeopardy players have to answer in the form of a question. And for the life of me I will never grasp the ongoing popularity...
June 27, 2014 - 11:16am
June 13, 2014
Michelle's column: Having family far from home can be a challenge
I think I was 18 when my godfather, my uncle David, and his family moved from Rochester to California. I remember going to a picnic to say goodbye to his family. I remember taking pictures of my sister and my cousin, Molly, who were only a month apart in age. Since my sister started...
June 13, 2014 - 7:13am
June 12, 2014
Nathan's column: It’s time for that other football
Every four years, sports fans around the world gather their national pride and the energy it takes to swear at a television set for two solid hours and prepare for a month of some of the most dramatic action they will ever see. No, not the Olympics. I’m talking about … no, not...
June 12, 2014 - 7:12am