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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
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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
Farmington girls' hockey wins own Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic
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
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November 13, 2014
Editorial: Improvements are needed on Hwy. 3
The news that the Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering improvements in the near future for Highway 3 in southern Dakota County — reported on page nine of this week’s edition — should come as a relief to anyone who uses or lives near the road. Highway 3 has...
November 13, 2014 - 7:36am
November 6, 2014
Editorial: Help needed at local food shelves
The economy is showing signs of improvement in Farmington and Rosemount. But there are still people struggling to make ends meet. For evidence of that, you need look no farther than the case of the man found dead recently in a railroad building near downtown Rosemount. By all accounts,...
November 6, 2014 - 11:09am
November 1, 2014
Michelle's column: Now that’s one heck of a birthday gift
I couldn’t figure out, early Tuesday morning, why my cell phone kept buzzing at me. The alarm was set, but it wasn’t 7 a.m. yet. Still, the doggone thing kept going off every few minutes. I picked up the phone. I opened my Facebook app. And then I figured out what the problem...
November 1, 2014 - 7:49am
September 25, 2014
Editorial: Work to make a difference locally
On the surface, Farmington and Rosemount can seem like comfortable suburbs. They are filled with nice houses, and with people living nice lives. Sometimes it’s hard to see problems like homelessness or hunger that seem more common in bigger cities. They’re there, though. Just...
September 25, 2014 - 2:56pm
September 18, 2014
Editorial: Judges are an important part of elections
Elections are a big deal, obviously. They determine who will make the decisions for your city, your school district, your state or your country. Residents with a stake in what’s going on in the world around them should vote. Putting those elections on is a big job. Getting people...
September 18, 2014 - 3:09pm
September 12, 2014
Editorial: Memorial is a wonderful addition
Sunday afternoon provided a fitting milestone for the work that has gone into creating Farmington’s new veterans memorial. The air was warm, the sun shone and there was enough of a breeze to keep the flags fluttering majestically. A large crowd came out to watch the dedication...
September 12, 2014 - 2:56pm
September 5, 2014
Editorial: New school brings new adventures
An interesting experiment took its next big step Tuesday morning in Farmington. Gateway Academy, a new school of choice in the Farmington School District, officially opened its doors to students, bringing to a close the first phase of a project that went from concept to concrete in...
September 5, 2014 - 10:57am
August 7, 2014
Editorial: Neighborhoods come together
The stereotype about life in the suburbs is that people don’t know their neighbors. That they come home from work, pull into their garage and never give a second thought to the people who live even just a house away. There might be some truth to that, but we have seen enough evidence...
August 7, 2014 - 3:09pm
July 31, 2014
Editorial: Explore new culture with Buddha visit
There is a unique cultural opportunity coming to the the Farmington area next week. No, not the Dakota County Fair. Or, not just the county fair anyway. Along with the animal barns and fried foods, Farmington and Rosemount residents will have the opportunity next week to take in...
July 31, 2014 - 12:13pm
July 24, 2014
Nathan's column: A missed career opportunity
I played a lot of video games in my younger life, by which I mean everything up until late last year. I started playing in the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System, when getting immersed in a game mostly meant convincing yourself that a little...
July 24, 2014 - 2:05pm
Editorial: Special session would be exciting
Even the people most directly involved with Farmington’s effort to get a special session of the Minnesota Legislature held in town will tell you it’s a long shot. First of all, there needs to be a special session. And while there has been talk of one, it’s not a sure thing. Second,...
July 24, 2014 - 1:47pm
July 2, 2014
Editorial: Good news comes with the bad
The front page of this week’s edition is something of a study in contrasts. Two of the four stories focus on the good that can happen in a community. The other two cover somewhat less pleasant subject matter. One story is about Art Blast, a first-year effort to bring a week of...
July 2, 2014 - 2:37pm
June 27, 2014
Editorial: Technology takes a leading role
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District is taking its time as it considers the future of technology in its classrooms. It put together a task force last year. This year it has what it’s calling beta teams to serve as a kind of high-tech guinea pig. And perhaps, somewhere...
June 27, 2014 - 11:14am
June 12, 2014
Editorial: There’s plenty to do this summer
The school year has ended, or is about to, for students in the Farmington and Rosemount school districts. Which means this week there are probably a lot of young people complaining there is nothing to do in their city. It’s a ridiculous notion, of course. Though Farmington and...
June 12, 2014 - 7:10am
June 6, 2014
Editorial: Good luck, class of 2014
On Friday night Farmington High School will send its latest group of graduates out into whatever world awaits them. A day later, Rosemount High School will do the same. Freshly-minted graduates will enter the next phase of their lives filled with excitement and uncertainty in roughly...
June 6, 2014 - 2:54pm