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News briefs: Dakota Electric to hold annual meeting; County celebrates five years of recycling program
Rosemount woman sentenced for stealing senior party funds
Backstrom seeks re-election for County Attorney's office
Students stand against violence
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
crime and courts
A season to remember for Farmington girls basketball
Farmington eighth-grade orange wins Mounds View Classic
National Eagle Center introduces newest bald eagle ambassador: Latsch
Senior Ellie Moser wins the Farmington 2018 Athena Award
Farmington 8A boys' traveling basketball wins A1 state championship
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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Two Fairview Woodbury Physicians Named 2018 Rising Stars
Experience relaxation at new Touch of Soul Massage studio in Farmington
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Abra Hovgaard Attends Womens Conference
Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
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Letter: Time for a new approach on gun violence
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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
May 29, 2014
Editorial: Support strong spring sports teams
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of high school sports in Farmington and Rosemount. Consider: In the past week the Farmington and Rosemount boys track teams won conference titles, in the process setting a series of personal bests, team records and conference meet records. In Farmington’s...
May 29, 2014 - 3:22pm
May 22, 2014
Editorial: New police tool will be a benefit
Tip411 won’t serve every crime problem in Farmington. It doesn’t allow the kind of short-turnaround response that 911 does. It’s a more challenging way to hold a conversation than face-to-face or over the phone. But it’s still an interesting tool. The system, introduced recently...
May 22, 2014 - 1:22pm
May 15, 2014
Editorial: Information is here to be found
If you are reading this editorial, it’s probably not meant for you. Which makes it just a little problematic. If you’re reading this editorial, after all, you’re likely the kind of person who who keeps up on what’s going on in your city. You’re reading your local paper,...
May 15, 2014 - 7:21am
May 8, 2014
Editorial: Get out and explore your city
With the weather seemingly ready to leave behind gloom and rain for some real springtime sun, the prospect of getting outside and exploring is about to get a whole lot more appealing. That’s good news, because there is plenty to explore in Farmington and Rosemount. At the most...
May 8, 2014 - 11:21am
May 1, 2014
Editorial: Training will pay off if disaster strikes
Any Boy Scout worth his merit badges will tell you about the importance of being prepared. So will emergency responders in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama. Communities in those states and a few others have been reminded of destruction a severe storm can cause. They were...
May 1, 2014 - 2:18pm
April 17, 2014
Editorial: Vermillion is a valuable resource
It can be easy to forget as Farmington and Rosemount start to look more and more like suburbs, but there is still a significant amount of undeveloped space in this part of Dakota County. Much of that land is still being used as farmland, but there are some valuable natural resources...
April 17, 2014 - 1:40pm
April 10, 2014
Editorial: Crime maps will be useful for residents
Under ideal circumstances, the maps available now to Farmington residents and soon to Rosemount residents through a new system called RaidsOnline would be the most boring maps you could read outside of North Dakota.
April 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
March 13, 2014
Editorial: The good and the bad of Twitter use
There are two stories in this edition of the Independent Town Pages about people making vastly different uses of the social network Twitter. And while we hesitate to say one is wrong and the other is right, we certainly know which one we prefer. We’ll start with the one that has...
March 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
March 6, 2014
Editorial: Make the most of church change
There is a lot of history in the walls at Faith United Methodist Church. The congregations that make up the church date back 160 years in Farmington. Generations of families have worshiped there. The congregation has occupied its current building since 1958. It’s not surprising,...
March 6, 2014 - 10:57am
February 27, 2014
Editorial: Flexible learning days have a future
The Farmington School District’s new flexible learning days are pretty clearly a work in progress. When the district held its first on President’s Day in an attempt to make up some of the teaching time lost to frigid weather this winter there were concerns about teachers assigning...
February 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
July 11, 2013
Editorial: Bike-friendly efforts are worthwhile
Making a suburban city like Rosemount or Farmington friendly to bikers and walkers takes a bit of retrofitting. Cities outside the urban core simply were not built with non-motorized transportation in mind. They were built for cars, and over the years people have gotten used to driving...
July 11, 2013 - 4:20pm
June 20, 2013
Editorial: Development efforts are valuable
Farmington and Rosemount are in similar positions when it comes to business development. Neither has as strong a business or commercial base as it would like, and both are taking steps to address that. In Farmington, an eight-member Business Attraction Team is nearing the end of...
June 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
June 13, 2013
Editorial: Get out and enjoy summer
Summer fun starts in earnest this week. Students are out of school. A gray, rainy spring appears to finally be providing at least some hope of sunshine, and Dew Days is on the schedule. Most Farmington residents won't need an introduction to Dew Days. It's been a fixture in the...
June 13, 2013 - 7:19am