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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
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
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
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Listening with her fingers: Massage therapist opens business in Farmington
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
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Jeanette M. Anderson
Herbert C. Swedin, Jr.
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Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
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Editorial: Froehling was good for Tiger football
A few weeks ago we ran a letter to the editor that suggested Farmington High School take drastic steps to secure the future success of its football team. The writer wanted the school to cancel other fall sports.
November 21, 2014 - 3:07pm
October 9, 2014
Editorial: Homecoming a success despite incident
For the past few years, Farmington’s annual homecoming week has been pretty successful. This year, though, one incident could have damaged that reputation. Thankfully, it didn’t. The 2014 homecoming week started off on a great note. On the first day, Sept. 27, the Farmington...
October 9, 2014 - 11:37am
August 14, 2014
Editorial: Last Hope makes a difference
When Last Hope got its start nearly 30 years ago there wasn’t much to the organization. Founder Bev Orr grew up with an interest in helping animals, and Last Hope, a no-kill animal rescue, was her way of following through. Back in the early days there were maybe 20 or 30 volunteers...
August 14, 2014 - 12:56pm
March 20, 2014
Editorial: Residents can help address ice needs
The Rosemount Area Hockey Association’s recent push for a second sheet of indoor ice is nothing new. As cities like Rosemount and Farmington grow, so do their hockey programs. And while there are numerous places for other sports to play — every school in the city has a gym for...
March 20, 2014 - 1:13pm
November 14, 2013
Editorial: ‘Guardian angel’ worth emulating
North Trail Elementary School principal Steven Geis has a problem when he talks to other principals about the guardian angel who has adopted his school. Inevitably, the people in his audience want to know how they can go about recruiting their own guardian angel. And Geis doesn’t...
November 14, 2013 - 2:41pm
August 8, 2013
Editorial: Safe biking is a two-way street
A few weeks ago we wrote in this space about the benefits of making cities like Farmington and Rosemount friendlier to bikers. Encouraging people to bike around town rather than hop in the car every time they need to run an errand provides a natural form of exercise, and it allows...
August 8, 2013 - 11:40am
June 27, 2013
Editorial: Large-incident training is necessary
It's a little bit strange to watch armed police officers storm into a school room you know well. Rosemount High School's performing arts center has seen its share of intense drama over the years, but the kind of playacting that took place there last Tuesday and Thursday was something...
June 27, 2013 - 9:16am
March 21, 2013
Editorial: Good news in State of the City
It's State of the City season in Farmington and Rosemount. Rosemount mayor Bill Droste was scheduled to give his annual address Wednesday morning, right about the time this issue was going to print. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson will give his next Wednesday. There isn't usually a...
March 21, 2013 - 10:12am
February 14, 2013
Editorial: Open to Business is a good resource
Opening a business is a big step, and for someone who is new to the process, it can be nerve-wracking in the best of times, frightening and frustrating at the worst. That's why we're excited about Open to Business, a new service offered in Farmington thanks to a partnership between...
February 14, 2013 - 1:35pm
December 27, 2012
Editorial: Happy to be in Farmington
As we put the finishing touches on this week's Independent many of our readers are probably gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season in their own particular way. They are eating big meals and sharing gifts. They are enjoying togetherness and, we hope, generally...
December 27, 2012 - 1:12pm
October 18, 2012
Editorial: Get informed for Farmington's elections
Farmington residents have some big decisions to make in the near future. On Nov. 6 local voters will choose two city council members and three school board members. They will elect a Minnesota Representative, a Minnesota Senator, a U.S. Representative and a county commissioner, all...
October 18, 2012 - 10:27am
September 27, 2012
Editorial: Homecoming showcases Tiger pride
On Monday night, three Farmington High School students talked to the District 192 school board about all of the things going on this week for Homecoming. It's an impressive list, and it's one in which FHS students can take some genuine pride. For that matter, so can the rest of the...
September 27, 2012 - 11:36am
September 20, 2012
Editorial: Farmington salary investigation outcome was predictable
If anyone had asked us, we probably could have told them back at the beginning what would come of the city of Farmington's investigation of raises received over the years by several city employees. The raises, while in some cases seemingly outsized, were given in accordance with city...
September 20, 2012 - 10:02am
September 6, 2012
Editorial: School's in session, so be careful on the road
Earlier this week students of all ages went back to school in Farmington. There were smiles. There were tears. There were more than a few parents documenting everything with cameras and cell phone videos. The start of a new school year brings with it plenty of changes to day-to-day...
September 6, 2012 - 2:22pm
August 16, 2012
Editorial: Residents will have choices to make
Things are about to get interesting in the world of Farmington politics. The primaries are over, in the cases where they were held. The filing is closed. And voters are guaranteed to have some choices when they go to the polls in November. It didn't always look like that would be...
August 16, 2012 - 10:35am