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Minn. roundup: Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire; Twin Cities bicyclist dies of injuries in hit-and-run
Woman sues after bite from St. Paul police dog searching for burglary suspect
Franken announces resignation from U.S. Senate
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
Minn. roundup: Text-to-911 service added statewide; Dayton announces he is cancer-free, encourages screenings
crime and courts
Tigers ready to meet high expectations
Farmington, Rosemount hockey teams chosen for Minnesota Wild Youth Hockey spotlight game
Boys' basketball: Tigers win fast-paced season opener over Rochester Century
Farmington's Anna Fenske continues to grow
Boys' hockey: Tigers look to bounce back from last season
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
arts and entertainment
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Assumed Name Investment Property Advisors
Empire Twp Amend Ord 400 Public Nuisance
Farmington Sch Dist 192 Notice re Data Switches Bid
Prairie Island Indian Community Ag Lease Bids
Harvey Lee Briesacher
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
Gerald "Jerry" L. Sacks
Marlin W. Rechtzigel
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Sleeping around (the house): Don't feel bad. Everyone's doing it.
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February 12, 2010
Your weekend: Dance and have dessert with your sweetheart Saturday
Friday Live music Marv Gohman will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop and bar. The Ugly Mug is located at 18450 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington. Live music Tamarak will perform at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Farmington American Legion. The Legion is located at...
February 12, 2010 - 2:12pm
Talking with Barb Ackerman: Tax time means long nights
There was bright sun coming in through the windows of Barb Ackerman's office on Tuesday morning. It's about the only sun Ackerman gets to see...
February 12, 2010 - 2:09pm
February 9, 2010
Losing weight, doing good
If a rapidly tightening waistband isn't enough motivation to lose a few pounds, maybe the opportunity to do some good will be. America's Fitness Center plans to use the next six weeks to whip several of its members into shape and raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota,...
February 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
February 8, 2010
Home foreclosures were down in 2009 in county
The number of home foreclosures showed a significant decrease in Dakota County in 2009. It is the first decrease in numbers since 2000, according to information released by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Whether that downward trend will continue in 2010 is not known.
February 8, 2010 - 5:23pm
Mentoring program builds lasting relationships
Daniel Benson is a volunteer firefighter. Garrett Zimmel is a 7-year-old boy. Talk about a match made in heaven. For a little more than a year now, Benson and Zimmel have made a pretty good pair. They go to Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Twins games. They just hang out.
February 8, 2010 - 5:19pm
February 7, 2010
A new name for changing times
After 40 years of service the Community Action Council has a new name. In January the community service organization became 360 Communities. It will go under the new moniker from here on out. President Mary Ajax said the new name reflects the cyclical relationship between the community...
February 7, 2010 - 5:23pm
February 4, 2010
Third wave of Red Bullls will retun Friday
The third wave of soldiers from the 34th Infantry Division will return home at 6 p.m. Feb. 5. The soldiers have wrapped up a one-year deployment to Iraq. Since May 2009, the 34th Infantry Division provided command and control of military forces in the southern third of Iraq. Headquartered...
February 4, 2010 - 5:39pm
New park is taking shape
The woods off of Station Trail are quiet on a Tuesday morning. With fresh snow blanketing roads and clinging to branches, signs of recent activity are obvious. On the road, at least, they're rare. Only a few tire tracks cut through several inches of fresh powder, and if you drive...
February 4, 2010 - 5:16pm
January 28, 2010
Community expo: Fill up on community information Saturday
The number 13 sometimes conjures thoughts of bad luck, but there's nothing bad about 13 when it comes to this year's Farmington Community Expo. It turns out, this is the 13th year of the community expo, and this one promises to be the biggest, and perhaps the best, in the event's...
January 28, 2010 - 3:35pm
January 21, 2010
Little competition on ballots
If it weren't for electing a couple of supervisors here and there, elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka townships would be pretty quiet this year. None of the three townships has any kind of a ballot question to be decided in the March 9 election. And, for that matter, one...
January 21, 2010 - 12:52pm
January 14, 2010
CDA funds help clean up blight in Farmington
Notice anything missing down Elm Street these days? Like, say, maybe, a big dilapidated house? How about an eyesore over on Main Street? See one fewer home over there? The answer is yes, in all cases. Yes, a few houses have been demolished lately, thanks to the Dakota County Community...
January 14, 2010 - 2:15pm
October 30, 2009
The tricks were the treat
Kids turned out in costume -- in this case Batman and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle -- for Magic Norm and the Happy Pirate Show Friday morning...
October 30, 2009 - 1:35pm
September 24, 2009
Homecoming king and queen are announced
Tanna Howie and Bubba Friedlund were crowned as the 2009 Farmington High School homecoming queen and king at Wednesday's coronation. Homecoming...
September 24, 2009 - 11:43am
September 3, 2009
South suburban schools formally announce creation of new conference
As expected, the District 196 schools -- Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan and Eastview -- announced they were withdrawing from the Lake Conference. Along with several current Lake schools, and Prior Lake, the group will create the new 10-member South Suburban Conference beginning next...
September 3, 2009 - 10:58am
August 20, 2009
Making sense of the graveyard
A piece of graph paper tucked into a folder could hold the key to helping people better navigate Farmington's Corinthian Cemetery. It's going to take some work, though. Bob Lamm, a Farmington High School senior-to-be, has the paper now. And making sense of the 1s, 0s and Xs marked...
August 20, 2009 - 2:07pm