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Analysis: Farmington property taxes among the highest in Dakota County cities
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
Minnesota roundup: Arrest made in killing of 95-year-old Anoka man; Downtown Mpls. Macy's to close; 4 state news stories
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
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Boys hockey: Tigers start the season with 7-1 win over Mayo
Girls hockey: Tigers get in the win column vs. Hopkins
Tiger girls basketball team aiming for strong South Suburban finish
Football: Five named to AP all-state teams
Girls hockey: Tigers tackle tough first week
Try these 4 innovative Thanksgiving leftover recipes
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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Chase Bank vs Castilleja
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Ramirez
World Savings Bank vs Zimmer
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Cybart
PUBLIC HEARING Farmington
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Erling Kindem, 91
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
Pat Rupp: How Sophi made me a cat person
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December 8, 2010
Authorities respond to ammonia leak in Randolph
Red Wing firefighters were on standby Wednesday morning following an anhydrous ammonia leak in Randolph. Goodhue County sheriff's spokeswoman Kris Weiss said deputies were called at 8:45 a.m. to provide traffic assistance on 292nd Street in Randolph, a Dakota County town located...
December 8, 2010 - 10:06am
July 4, 2010
Looking back: Work on air control center began here 50 years ago
10 years ago From the July 6, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent New superintendent set to take over July 10 Before last week, Greg Ohl's best memory of Farmington dated to 1993. He was in his first year as the superintendent in Holdingford, a city about 20 miles northwest...
July 4, 2010 - 1:26pm
July 1, 2010
Making better friends, building better bodies
There's a lot less of Linda Karline than there used to be, and she gives a lot of the credit to two years of weekly meetings with a group of...
July 1, 2010 - 11:40am
Cancer society fund raiser grows from Ramble to Relay
For more than 20 years Farmington's Ramble and Amble has been a successful fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. But the Ramble is about to become a Relay. Later this month the American Cancer Society will hold its first Farmington Relay for Life. The Ramble and Amble, which...
July 1, 2010 - 11:37am
June 24, 2010
As fire burned, tempers flared
A Hampton father and son, Thomas Herbert Eilen, 56, and Jonathan Peter Eilen, 24, have each been charged with obstructing legal process in connection...
crime and courts/News
June 24, 2010 - 10:13am
May 12, 2010
Looking back: One person was hurt in brooder oil stove explosion 75 years ago
25 years ago From the May 8, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Local student finalist in national competition A Farmington High School senior was a finalist in a National Leadership Conference competition held last month in Houston, Texas. Diane Pilcher, a participant...
May 12, 2010 - 10:31am
April 27, 2010
A historic first year for Hampton mayor
Hampton made international news in November of 2008 when the city elected Paye Flomo as its new mayor. Flomo is the first native Liberian to...
April 27, 2010 - 10:11am
April 22, 2010
Fire damages Farmington home
A fire the evening of April 16 damaged a home at 5311 Upper 182nd St. A homeowner there who asked that her name not be used said she was watching...
April 22, 2010 - 10:35am
April 19, 2010
School spirit and FHS band program impress visiting German students
Neither Anne Pfeifer, 15, nor Luca Hartmann, 16, had ever taken a multiple choice test in their lives, up until a couple of weeks ago. In their...
April 19, 2010 - 7:39am
April 12, 2010
Gudmundson named interim sheriff in Steele County
Former Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson has been selected sheriff again, this time in Steele County. At a special Steele County Board of Commissioners meeting Friday afternoon, the commissioners authorized county coordinator Dave Severson to begin contract negotiations...
crime and courts
April 12, 2010 - 2:37pm
April 8, 2010
Looking back: P.H. Feely was elected trustee in the 1895 village election
25 years ago From the April 3, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Rescue squad saves lives It has been four months since the Farmington rescue squad became an integral part of the city's emergency program.
April 8, 2010 - 2:12pm
April 6, 2010
Former sheriff a finalist for interim job in Steele County
Don Gudmundson, the longtime Dakota County Sheriff who retired from the county in February, is in the running to become the interim sheriff in Steele County. Gudmundson announced last summer he would not seek re-election in the fall of 2010. Then, in February, he announced he would...
crime and courts
April 6, 2010 - 8:53am
April 5, 2010
Dew Days is back, and it's back downtown
Organizers of the annual city celebration have heard the pleas of the many loud and clear: Bring Dew Days back downtown. And so, they have. Plans...
April 5, 2010 - 7:04am
April 4, 2010
St. Mathias Church gets a new look for Easter
As Christians throughout the world observe the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this week, the congregation of St....
April 4, 2010 - 6:51am
April 3, 2010
Miss Farmington candidates are still needed
Miss Farmington pageant organizers are looking for a few good young women. So far, six teens have registered to compete for the annual Miss Farmington crown, but pageant organizer Cindy Muller would like to see a few more applications before the deadline. The pageant is not a contest...
April 3, 2010 - 2:05pm