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Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Still little evidence for removal of symptom-free wisdom teeth
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
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RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
Real Estate Showcase
April 3, 2014
Nathan's column: Quieter ride is quite a change
There are certain things you like to hear when you’re buying a car. Like a salesman saying, “We have just the one you’re looking for,” or “Don’t be silly, your offer is far too high,” or, “You, sir, are a remarkable specimen of humanity and I feel honored just to have...
April 3, 2014 - 3:07pm
March 30, 2014
Student column: Warm or cold, break is welcome
Vacationing over spring break can be the perfect way to relieve yourself from the harsh Minnesota winters. You can go somewhere warm and exotic, or somewhere relatively cool but with amazing opportunities. This can result in two very different vacations, but both equally memorable. This...
March 30, 2014 - 7:05am
March 27, 2014
Column: Slipping all the way to the ER
It is not generally my first thought to go to a doctor when I am feeling unwell. Nor my second. Nor, if I’m being totally honest, any single- or low double digit number. I just don’t go. Ever. Maybe I’m convinced of my body’s own miraculous healing abilities. I grew up reading...
March 27, 2014 - 11:37am
March 20, 2014
Nathan's column: Let me talk to my manager
There are a lot of important skills you should have when you’re preparing to buy a new car. You should know how to do some research. You should be able to negotiate. And, obviously, if you’re going to test drive a car with a manual transmission you should probably have at least...
March 20, 2014 - 1:14pm
March 15, 2014
Student column: A much needed break
Let me start out by saying what every Farmington High School student wanted to scream at the top of his or her lungs when released from school last Thursday: FINALS ARE FINALLY OVER! There was a feeling of relief for many and all the stress that had been occupying them since the...
March 15, 2014 - 7:49am
March 8, 2014
Michelle's column: Feeling cooped up by the cold
I really hope the predictions of warmer weather this weekend are going to become a reality. I don’t think my little dog can stand anymore of this super cold stuff. Rissa, my little collie/rat terrier mix, has had about enough of staying indoors. And frankly, she’s driving me...
March 8, 2014 - 7:48am
March 6, 2014
Nathan's column: You win, winter; now go away
There has been no shortage of complaining about this winter we are currently experiencing. This winter that, it sometimes feels, will linger on into spring, elbow its way past summer and make itself comfortable on a bed of fall leaves right up to the point it laps itself like that...
March 6, 2014 - 10:58am
March 2, 2014
Student column: You can keep the change
Change is a scary thing for most people. We have a routine and we like to stick to it. There is a sense of comfort that comes with having a regular schedule. It makes us feel safe and secure. When that security is broken, it can be difficult to cope with. Some of the major changes...
March 2, 2014 - 7:01am
February 27, 2014
Nathan's column: It was a gold-medal celebration
For 17 days this month some of the greatest athletes in the world gathered in Sochi, Russia to showcase their athletic abilities. To come together in the spirit of friendly competition and push to the very limits a human being’s ability to balance on slippery surfaces. The winter...
February 27, 2014 - 1:17pm
February 21, 2014
Michelle's column: A handy reminder why she does what she does
I was a little surprised, two weeks ago, when I got an email asking me to speak in front of a Farmington High School desktop publishing class. I got the email from FHS teacher Mark Toutge. I’ve known him for years, but this was the first time I’d been asked to come into a classroom...
February 21, 2014 - 7:53am
February 20, 2014
Nathan's column: What news columnist are you?
Thanks to the Internet, I now know that if I were an Avenger, I would be the Incredible Hulk, that buff green beast with the big biceps, puny vocabulary and serious anger management issues. It makes sense, I guess. Anybody who knows me will tell you about my hair-trigger temper and...
February 20, 2014 - 11:51am
February 14, 2014
Student column: Surround yourself with love
Today if you go to any store that has anything chocolate or Valentine’s related, beware. Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, many people might be hurriedly shopping for a last minute gift for their significant other. Here’s a tip: if you’re getting something for a girl, you...
February 14, 2014 - 7:31am
February 6, 2014
Nathan's column: Nevermind the evil laughter
Bit by bit, room by room, environmental inconvenience by environmental inconvenience, I have begun to exert my control over the weather patterns in my home. It didn’t used to be like this. For most of the six years I’ve owned my house I’ve mostly been happy to take things as...
February 6, 2014 - 12:57pm
February 1, 2014
Student column: Netflix helps when school is closed
With school being cancelled five times in many different districts due to cold weather, Netflix is a fun pastime while you’re enjoying your day off. With a variety of shows and movies, you can watch just about any genre you desire. It’s fantastic. Getting into a show on Netflix...
February 1, 2014 - 7:37am
January 30, 2014
Nathan's column: Let me be serious for a minute
I like to make jokes. If you've read this column, you probably know that. Or maybe you didn’t realize I've been making jokes all this time and instead have been checking back each week for trenchant political commentary. If that's the case,I I’m pretty curious about your political...
January 30, 2014 - 1:33pm