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Banker recognized for decades of career and community service
Property taxes likely will increase by 3.99 percent in 2017
Grinch steals Christmas in the Village money
Deer disease in southeast Minnesota appears to be contained
Dazzle Days canceled for 2016 as organizers regroup
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Boys hockey: Tigers show progress in loss to Eden Prairie
Girls hockey: Offense breaks out against Hastings
Gymnastics: Injuries put a damper on opening meet
Tigers start 2-0 for the first time since 2010
Boys hockey: Tigers start the season with 7-1 win over Mayo
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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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Graham Schoewe Gilbertson
Richard L. Battaglia, 64
Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Erling Kindem, 91
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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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
May 2, 2014
Michelle's column: Finding comfort in community
I know this may sound weird, but I’m going to say it anyway: there’s something comforting about coming to work. Specifically, coming to Farmington. Don’t get me wrong. I certainly love my job and my co-workers are awesome people who are likewise dedicated to the Farmington...
May 2, 2014 - 7:28am
May 1, 2014
Nathan's column: My brief history with hockey
Sometime Monday night a woman named Alyssa Nelson stood up and did the kind of thing people do all the time at a hockey game: Aluminum bottle of Bud Lite Lime clutched firmly in one hand, she pounded on the glass with her free hand and yelled at one player to punch another player. I...
May 1, 2014 - 2:26pm
April 26, 2014
Student column: Help keep the Earth healthy
The recent warm weather mixed together with the snow finally melting creates a renewed love of being outside. There is plenty to enjoy about being outside, whether it’s the fresh air, the sound of birds chirping or the fresh aroma of flowers sprouting after a long, hard winter. Many...
April 26, 2014 - 7:02am
April 24, 2014
Nathan's column: Dissolve yourself a drink
If you’ve been reading the Looking Back section of this newspaper recently, you know there was a lot of debate 100 years ago about whether liquor should be outlawed in Farmington. You also might know that if you’re just generally aware of history, I suppose. It was kind of a big...
April 24, 2014 - 2:42pm
April 18, 2014
Michelle's column: Friendly visits at the dog park
My 5-year-old niece and nephew were pretty jealous when, last weekend, I talked about taking my little dog, Rissa, to the dog park one afternoon. “Um, Michelle?” said Joe, “I would like to go to the park with you.” “Can we both come?” his twin sister, Emma, asked. “Sorry,...
April 18, 2014 - 7:52am
April 17, 2014
Nathan's column: Get a leg up on prom season
Let’s talk for a second about prom, shall we? Prom season is right around the corner in Farmington and Rosemount. At most it’s around the corner and, like, halfway down the block. But it’s close. By at least one report, area malls are teeming with teen girls and their mothers...
April 17, 2014 - 1:43pm