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Downtown block party returns Saturday
Local leaders pitch Farmington as site of special legislative session
Arson investigation leads police to stolen property
Plans moving forward for new hotel
New regional park nearly ready for public
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Farmington VFW baseball: Post 7662 wins sub-district
For football teams, work starts early
VFW baseball: Streaking into sub-sections
Legion baseball: Post 189 wins three at Gopher Classic
VFW 7662 baseball walks off with win
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Your weekend: Block party, car show is Saturday
True blue (and pink) fundraising in Farmington
Farmington Food Shelf is looking for fresh greens
Farmington man's publishing dream comes true with a little help
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Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Kahle
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Lang
Wells Fargo Bank vs Pelton
Letter to the editor: Faith Church congregation left out again
Editorial: New park is an exciting addition
Nathan's column: There’s no accounting for taste
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July 30, 2013
Two killed in Highway 52 crash
Two people died and one other was injured July 27 when a car driven by a 21-year-old St. Paul woman was broadsided on Highway 52 in Hampton. According to the Minnesota State Patrol the woman, Lui Thein of St. Paul, was turning eastbound onto 280th Street and did not yield to a northbound...
news / accidents
July 30, 2013 - 11:58am
June 26, 2013
Sen. Thompson joins governor's race
ST. PAUL -- Dave Thompson, who made his name as a conservative talk show host, says he stands out from other Republican gubernatorial candidates because he can work with Democrats and Republicans alike. “I don’t like to put one set of Minnesotans against another,” he said...
news / politics
June 26, 2013 - 1:01pm
June 25, 2013
UMore AUAR review process continues
An Alternative Urban Arewide Review that outlines the possible impacts the University of Minnesota's planned UMore Park development will have on Rosemount and Empire Township was the topic of discussion at a public meeting on Monday, and community members came prepared with their...
June 25, 2013 - 1:28pm
Market values are on the rise in Farmington
After years of tumbling, the market value on most properties in Farmington seems to be turning around. Early projections from the Dakota County assessor's office show that Farmington's overall taxable market value for the 2014 reflects an approximate 4.5 percent increase over the...
news / government
June 25, 2013 - 12:03pm
June 13, 2013
Quiet Castle Rock cemetery marks a milestone this year
The Castle Rock Valley Cemetery lies nestled away on a hill, surrounded by a grove of trees which, in turn, is surrounded by acres and acres of fields. It's a quiet place, where people go to mourn, or to celebrate a life. To cherish memories, and to simply spend time visiting the...
June 13, 2013 - 7:05am
June 11, 2013
Deputies seek help identifying break-in suspects
The Dakota County Sheriff's office is looking for some help identifying two individuals suspected of breaking into Peine Plumbing in Empire Township...
June 11, 2013 - 11:49am
June 9, 2013
Dakota City schedules fun days for families
Guided tours of Dakota City Heritage Village will be available to the public at Family and Friends Fun Days, scheduled on three separate Fridays throughout the summer -- June 14, July 12 and Aug. 23. Alisa Peterson, education coordinator, invites visitors to bring a friend, their...
June 9, 2013 - 7:50am
May 31, 2013
One killed in Thursday crash in Empire Township
A 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman died and another individual was seriously injured May 30 in a head-on collision on County Road 46 near Blaine Avenue in Empire Township. Angela Nicole Wear has been identified as the driver who was killed. The other individual, who was airlifted...
news / accidents
May 31, 2013 - 10:01am
May 27, 2013
River realignment planned at Spring Lake Park
There have been a number of barge groundings, with the subsequent dredging, in the Mississippi River at Spring Lake Park. The U.S. Corps of Engineering is proposing to cut a new channel realignment of the river near the area to reduce the long-term costs of dredging the existing channel....
May 27, 2013 - 7:12am
May 2, 2013
Dakota Electric dealing with power outages
Dakota Electric Association has experienced outages due to the wet heavy snowstorm that moved through late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The outages are mainly located in the eastern and southeastern part of the cooperative's service territory. Locations affected are the...
May 2, 2013 - 10:59am
April 23, 2013
Master gardener plant sale is May 11
Dakota County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. until noon May 11 at the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park (UMore), 1605 West 160th Street in Rosemount. This year's sale will feature peonies from the Master Gardener Educational, Research...
April 23, 2013 - 7:06am
April 21, 2013
Get ailing plants diagnosed at Extension clinic
The Master Gardeners of Dakota County will hold plant health diagnostic clinics this spring and summer to help residents identify plants and insects and diagnose common plant diseases. Bring in a weed, ornamental plant, fruit, vegetable, tree sample, shrub, turf sample or an insect...
April 21, 2013 - 7:09am
April 8, 2013
Task force agents find drugs in Farmington home during December search
Dakota County Drug Task Force agents found drugs, syringes and a "large sum of cash" when they searched a Farmington home shortly after Christmas. The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged 26-year-old Michael Marshall Simmons with a felony drug offense as a result of the search....
crime and courts / news
April 8, 2013 - 7:11am
April 4, 2013
Marshall woman airlifted after a Castle Rock crash
A 16-year-old Farmington boy received minor injuries when his Chevy Blazer was broadsided by a Jeep Patriot driven by a 43-year-old woman Thursday afternoon, April 4. According to State Patrol officer Mike Gensmer, Bruce Witschorik was taken by ambulance to Northfield Hospital and...
news / accidents
April 4, 2013 - 6:27pm
Dr. Ron Thomas will retire this year after 13 years at DCTC
Dakota County Technical College is a very different place today than it was when Dr. Ron Thomas took over as president 13 years ago, and you don't have to look hard to spot the differences. They're there in the athletic fields outside, in the thriving nanotechnology program inside,...
news / education
April 4, 2013 - 11:14am