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Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River Watershed, North Creek
Farmington native to star in UW-River Falls production of "Little Shop of Horrors"
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Outside money a major Minnesota legislative campaign factor
crime and courts
Swim & dive: Tigers edged by Eagan, 95-91
Football, Week 8: Tigers blank South, take 4-4 record into playoffs
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Gebremichael
PUBLIC NOTICE city farm
Wells Fargo Bank vs Rodine
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Real Estate Showcase
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
June 8, 2014
Student column: Plenty of options for a fun summer
Summer. Three month of glorious freedom stretched out before you. You don’t have to think about school or homework. Not having to wake up at 6 a.m. seems like heaven to most students. You can do what you want with your time. And there are many things to do. One popular option...
June 8, 2014 - 7:58am
June 6, 2014
Nathan's column: It’s safe, here in the neon mist
Last month a real estate research site called movoto.com sent me a press release announcing that it had found Rosemount to be the second-safest city in Minnesota with more than 10,000. Farmington ranked ninth in the same survey, which was based on the number of violent crimes per...
June 6, 2014 - 2:56pm
May 30, 2014
Michelle's column: Much has changed in 20 years
I’m not sure how this happened, but it turns out I’m just 12 days away from hitting my 20th anniversary of covering Farmington. I thought about this last week, while I was at Randy Ferguson’s retirement party at Dodge Middle School. Randy came into our office a couple of weeks...
May 30, 2014 - 7:24am