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Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Alumni to sing with Concordia Choir at local concert
Calls made to change property tax that doesn't stay local
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
Parents learn how to detect teen drug use in Top Secret project
crime and courts
Gymnastics: Davenport, Slayton shine at sections
DCTC baseball: Blue Knights play earliest outdoor game in state history
Girls hockey: Upset of South sends Tigers to state
Swim and dive: Tigers triumph on Senior Night
Boys hockey: Tigers fall a goal short against South, Eagan
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Brown
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Paulson
JPMorgan Chase Bank vs Fluecker
Margaret A. Raub, 92
Gene Barthel, 69
Jan E. Altenburg, 57
Boots Turek, 67
Deanna Weniger: Virtual reality dinosaurs and spiders mess with your mind
Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
Opinion: Minnesotans should have a more affordable choice for health insurance
Pat Rupp: A grumpy old man's list of grievances
Real Estate Showcase
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
May 24, 2014
Student column: School days are flying by
Summer is coming up fast. As of Friday, May 16, there were 21 days left until June 6. The time sure does fly. Especially once it gets to be the third and final trimester of the school year. First tri always seems to go slow. Many people are still in the summer mindset and don’t...
May 24, 2014 - 7:33am
May 22, 2014
Nathan's column: The ultimate sports day
Tuesday was a big day in the world of Minnesota sports, and not just because it’s the day I finally realized the state has its own professional ultimate team. You know what ultimate is, right? It’s a little like football, except you play it with a flying disc that you definitely...
May 22, 2014 - 1:25pm
May 17, 2014
Michelle's column: An opportunity to show off Farmington
I have this friend — an online pen pal, really — who is coming to Farmington for the first time next week. She’s very excited about the trip. I’m just trying to figure out what to share with her when she gets here. Her name is Carolyn Quinn. She and I met about a year and...
May 17, 2014 - 7:24am
May 15, 2014
Nathan's column: Farewell to a faithful friend
I bought a new car about a month ago. I think I mentioned that. It’s pretty nice. It gets me where I’m going. It doesn’t rattle over every tiny crack in the pavement or sound like the front end is coming off when I hit a pothole. That’s a particularly valuable quality this...
May 15, 2014 - 7:22am
May 10, 2014
Student column: Enjoying some good sports stories
If you’re like me, going to the movies is a fun way to spend time with people. Recently, my good friend who moved out of state came back to visit and we went to a movie. Also, my family and I went out to the movie theater one weekend to do something together as a family. The movie...
May 10, 2014 - 7:38am
May 8, 2014
Nathan's column: The science of tricking bugs
Science is a wonderful thing. Because of white-coated researchers in labs and computer scientists hunched over laptops we have traveled to space, developed a vaccine for polio and built robots that play soccer. Presumably, somebody somewhere is working on an American robot that does...
May 8, 2014 - 11:23am