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Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Egg hunt focus of FBA's Easter event
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
arts and entertainment
FORECLOSURE: MERS/Wells Fargo v. Coffey; 17-105811
FORECLOSURE: JPMorgan v. Engstrom; 17-105890
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PLAN COMM 4-27-2017
World Savings Bank vs English
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
Real Estate Showcase
December 1, 2016
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates that property taxes could climb $344.3 million statewide in 2017. That would amount to a 3.8 percent increase over 2016. That projected increase is contingent on each and every local government across the state approving the preliminary...
December 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
October 25, 2016
Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 25, 2016 - 5:24am
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