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Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
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
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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October 10, 2017
Simply dying: End-of-life expert offers comforting advice
FARGO — Everybody dies. But according to best-selling author and speaker Barbara Karnes, most people think "Everyone 'else' dies. I'm not...
October 10, 2017 - 6:49am
December 16, 2016
Minnesota carriage driver injured in ride dies
WILLMAR, Minn. — Fred Zwart, the horse-drawn wagon driver injured in a Saturday crash during a Christmas light celebration in rural Willmar,...
December 16, 2016 - 9:33am
November 22, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Eagles sometimes can't fly away like other birds when feeding on roadway carcasses; Hunter, 65, found dead near deer stand; plus 4 more state news stories
ST. PAUL—Motorists are urged to watch for eagles on roadways this time of year as an increase in deer activity leads to more road-killed deer for the birds to feed on. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said while crows feasting on carcasses on roadways usually simply...
November 22, 2016 - 10:29am
Longtime FHS teacher dies
For nearly two decades, Wilbur Winblad helped Farmington students find their way. Winblad, known to most by his nickname, "Soup," died Sunday at the age of 86. Winblad came to Farmington High School in 1954 and spent the next 18 years as a history teacher, counselor, driver training...
October 22, 2009 - 3:25pm
August 13, 2009
Farmington woman killed in Aug. 4 accident
A rural Farmington woman lost her life Tuesday, Aug. 4, when the motorcycle she was riding collided with a horse trailer in Goodhue County. According to the Goodhue County sheriff's department, 42-year-old Paula Ashton was riding on a motorcycle with 51-year-old Arnold A. Hinrichs...
August 13, 2009 - 12:58pm
July 23, 2009
Body of Spc. James Wertish of Olivia to arrive home Thursday; funeral Monday
OLIVIA -- The body of Spc. James Wertish will arrive at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Wertish,...
July 23, 2009 - 7:38am
July 21, 2009
Rosemount grad injured in Afghanistan dies
Ben Kopp was born a fighter, but late last week he found a fight he couldn't win. The 2006 Rosemount High School graduate died Saturday, just...
July 21, 2009 - 7:14am
February 16, 2009
Death notice: Howard Jenrich
Howard Jenrich of Farmington died Feb. 16 in Rochester. A mass of celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Farmington. For further information call White Funeral Home at 651-463-7374.
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Wadena Lanes owner's death linked with salmonella outbreak
Wadena Lanes owner Shirley Almer was one of two Minnesotans whose deaths are being linked with a salmonella outbreak affecting 43 states, according...
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
Ice blamed for death of one, injury to another
The Minnesota State Patrol is blaming a patch of ice on Highway 52 for the single-vehicle accident that killed one person and injured a 20-year-old Rosemount woman Sunday. The Rosemount woman was driving south on Highway 52 near 117th Street around noon when she hit a patch of ice....
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
No charges expected in 10,000 Lakes music festival death
No charges are expected in the death of a young Wisconsin woman during a music festival near Detroit Lakes, Minn., last week, said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon. Gordon said if something such as alcohol is involved, it would be impossible to determine where it came from, given...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Brooklyn Park couple killed in car/train crash
The two people killed when their automobile collided with a train Monday have been identified. They were David J. and Judy M. Brost, both 56, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and were husband and wife, according to a press release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Autopsy results...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
St. Paul Park man dead after house fire
Richard Andrews, 53, died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after an early morning fire at his St. Paul Park home Friday. St. Paul Park Fire and Police departments were called to 805 First St., at 1:39 a.m. after receiving a report of smoke coming from the home. Police attempted...
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
"Mix of drugs" blamed in death of Brian Threet
A toxicology report blames a mix of drugs for the death of Farmington High School graduate Brian Threet Jan. 5 in Saint Cloud. According to the report, made public April 16, coroners found a mixture of drugs in the 20-year-old Threet's system. Threet's roommate found him dead the...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 8, 2008
Friends create window sticker to honor Farmington's Brian Threet
Katie Engelstad grew up with Brian Threet. She attended school with him from kindergarten through their senior year at Farmington High School. Now that he's gone, she and some of her friends wanted to find a way to let Threet's family know how much they'll miss him. What they came...
February 8, 2008 - 12:00am