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El Charro adds outdoor patio
City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
National Night Out coming up Tuesday
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VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
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Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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March 10, 2014
Felonies down last year in Farmington, Rosemount
Both Farmington and Rosemount saw declines last year in the number of adults charged with felony-level offenses. Rosemount saw the bigger drop of the two cities. There were 31 individuals charged with 41 offenses in the city in 2013, down from 52 individuals and 72 offenses in 2012....
News/crime and courts
March 10, 2014 - 7:47am
March 9, 2014
Residents can have input on Dakota Counyty park plan
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested applicants to serve on its Lebanon Hills Regional Park 2014 Master Plan Citizen Panel and review specific elements of the park’s draft 2014 master plan to provide comments to the board. The panel — which will consist...
March 9, 2014 - 7:44am
Capitol notes: Wills’ tax-repeal bill moves forward in House
A bill chief authored by Representative Anna Wills (R-Apple Valley) to repeal all three business-to-business taxes passed during the 2013 legislative session received its first committee hearing on Tuesday, the first official day of the 2014 legislative session. The bill (HF1973)...
March 9, 2014 - 7:41am
Regional chamber rolls out a new look
It’s been a few year since the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce updated its look. And with new leadership at the helm, this seemed like the time. The DCR rolled out a new website last week. Chamber executive director Vicki Stute said the goal of the new design was to...
March 9, 2014 - 7:22am
March 6, 2014
Roundabouts abound in plan for Farmington's 195th St.
Farmington could have three new roundabouts as part of a 195th Street reconstruction project scheduled for 2015, according to Dakota County transportation...
March 6, 2014 - 10:43am
February 28, 2014
Leslie announces run for sheriff’s job
Dakota County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Leslie announced last week that he will seek the office of Dakota County Sheriff. Current Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows announced Feb. 11 that he would not seek another term. “When my mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, announced...
February 28, 2014 - 7:58am
February 20, 2014
Agendas filling as legislative session nears
Funding for Dakota County Technical College, pedestrian safety on Farmington roads, lower prices for natural gas and the reduction of bullying in schools are all on the minds of local legislators as the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature draws near. The session doesn’t start...
February 20, 2014 - 11:24am
February 13, 2014
Community group hopes to branch out in south metro
It’s kind of hard to build a treehouse without a tree. So Grant Beyl is hoping to get some help planting that tree. In this particular case, the “tree” is a group of people who will contribute time, energy and money to an organization called TreeHouse. TreeHouse is an outreach...
February 13, 2014 - 3:03pm
February 6, 2014
Farmington's Special Olympics program hopes to grow
In this Olympic year, Empire township resident Rochelle Tillison is trying to recruit her own athletes and volunteers. Tillison is looking for...
February 6, 2014 - 12:45pm
Power line nears completion in Dakota County
Construction of a new powerline project through the southern townships of Dakota County is nearing its completion. The 345 kilovolt transmission...
February 6, 2014 - 12:41pm
January 30, 2014
Farmington police break up widespread burglary ring
Farmington police have broken up a ring of at least a dozen men and women who they say have committed multiple burglaries and stolen thousands...
News/crime and courts
January 30, 2014 - 12:47pm
January 26, 2014
Snow creates dangerous driving conditions Sunday
Sunday’s snow, high winds and dropping temperatures have resulted in several road closings in the Farmington area. According to a dispatcher...
January 26, 2014 - 6:31pm
December 24, 2013
Farmington library will close for renovation
Feel like curling up with a good book on some of these upcoming cold winter nights? If you want to get that book from the Dakota County Library in Farmington, you’d better get there soon. The Farmington library will close its doors at the present location at 4:30 p.m., next Tuesday,...
December 24, 2013 - 8:25am
November 26, 2013
FHS is new Peer Court site
Starting next year, juveniles who break the law in Dakota County may have to face a jury of their peers right here in Farmington. Farmington High School was recently selected as a new host site for Dakota County’s juvenile court program, Peer Court. It’s an accountability program...
News/crime and courts
November 26, 2013 - 2:35pm
November 15, 2013
Dakota County seeks feedback on community assessment
The Dakota County Public Health Department is requesting feedback from people who live or work in Dakota County on a new report, “Healthy People/Healthy Communities: 2013 Dakota County Community Health Assessment.” The community health assessment provides a comprehensive picture...
November 15, 2013 - 4:55pm