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City's outdoor ice rinks are back open
Singewald elected school board chair
Suspects found in two burglaries
Fill-in priest removed from St. Michael’s
Suspicious fire burned Monday
crime and courts
Boys basketball: Tigers win two more close games
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Wrestling: Tournament success continues at Kasson
Farmington Community Expo returns Saturday
Student drive brings in games for soldiers
Your weekend: Farmington Community Expo is Saturday
Looking back: Golden Glove tournament was on the schedule 75 years ago
Your weekend: KC chili Bingo is Saturday
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Gretchen Hanson, 27
Grace L. Sauber, 89
Gilbert Anderson, 86
Esther V. Loesch, 89
Sandra Lou Pittman, 64
Student column: Bullying is more than students
Nathan Hansen column: A column that sparkles
Letter to the editor: Keep Lee as board chair
Editorial: Increased menu control is a good thing
Student voices: Don’t hide from the cold; get out there and celebrate it
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October 7, 2009
Rains halt harvest
WILLMAR -- Recent rains have brought fall harvest to a sudden stop. Farmers had just gotten a good start on the sugar beet and soybean harvest when heavy rains last week dumped 2 to 4 inches on area fields. That brought "everything pretty much to a standstill," said Byron Hogberg,...
October 7, 2009 - 7:11am
September 29, 2009
Innovator in ethanol industry taking on new ground
BENSON -- Bill Lee is leaving an ethanol plant known as a leader in innovation for what he believes will be the next big step in renewable energy. Lee said he believes biomass from agricultural and forest-product residues will be playing an ever bigger role in not only providing...
September 29, 2009 - 7:34am
September 25, 2009
Minnesota officials urge motorists to be cautious on roads
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Highway crashes involving farm vehicles and equipment are rare, according to statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public...
September 25, 2009 - 7:46am
September 23, 2009
Cool summer could mean fewer pumpkins this fall
Pie makers and jack-o'-lantern carvers may want to nab a pumpkin while they can. A cool summer in Minnesota, and much of the Midwest, could result...
September 23, 2009 - 6:48am
May 7, 2009
Turn your grass into renewable power
The Working Lands Initiative is a partnership between public agencies and private landowners to increase wildlife populations on working farms in Minnesota. The program is seeking landowners within Dakota, Scott, Rice, Carver or LeSueur Counties who have interest in participating...
May 7, 2009 - 3:45pm
April 2, 2009
Friends to all flora
Walk in the Third Street entrance to Farmington City Hall, cast a glance to the left, and it is all but impossible to miss the nearly seven-foot Norfolk Pine standing just inside the doorway. It may be hard to believe, but that Norfolk Pine was once one of three scrawny, little forgotten...
April 2, 2009 - 3:11pm
January 12, 2009
Marijuana grown as 'a joke' suspect says
Jacob Bremner told police he started growing marijuana as a joke, but things just got serious. Dakota County Drug Task Force agents searched Bremner's Pine Street home last Aug. 22 and found 15 marijuana plants, including six located in children's bedrooms. Police also found grow...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Corn growers fight back
ST. PAUL - The corn industry is trying to counter those who blame ethanol for pumping up consumer prices. Corn growers say they are responsible for gasoline prices staying lower than they would have otherwise. "A dark oily cloud hangs over motorists' travel plans this Memorial Day...
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
All natural: Loon Organics provides a variety of vegetables
The fields at Loon Organics are a lot browner than they usually are this time of year. Pea shoots that would normally be hip high are just peeking out of the ground. Salad greens, carrots and other vegetables are barely visible in the dirt. A cool, wet spring can be a scary thing...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am