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2016 Parks and Rec report shows volunteers/contributors key to most programs
Minnesota roundup: One dead in crash near Moorhead; Crow Wing County votes to not redistribute condoms
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
Area Easter bunny activities abound
Early-childhood education money in dispute
crime and courts
Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
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
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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
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May 13, 2016
Serial burglar hit homes here
For several months in 2014 and 2015, David Pollard allegedly cruised the parking lot at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, or the Guthrie Theater or funeral homes. Using the license plates he found there he would identify the owners online, look up their address, then drive to their homes...
News/crime and courts
May 13, 2016 - 5:59am
March 23, 2015
New faces on township boards in Castle Rock, Eureka
Voters in area townships made two changes to their roster of elected officials and filled one available seat March 10, but otherwise township elections offered little in the way of drama. The changes came in Eureka Towship, and Castle Rock Township. In Castle Rock, challenger...
March 23, 2015 - 12:31pm
October 25, 2012
Farmington community provided a special parade for an Empire Township resident
Before last weekend, Jacob Albeck was a fan of parades only in theory. He liked marching bands, his mother, Michelle, said, and he liked loud...
October 25, 2012 - 12:37pm
July 5, 2012
The Lone Rock Trail offers some amazing views but is hardly used
The view from the top of Lone Rock goes on for miles. The UMore Wind Turbine juts out of the trees and past that the stacks from Flint Hills...
July 5, 2012 - 3:37pm
July 4, 2012
Residents worry they are not getting the full story about pollution on U of M land
The University of Minnesota held a meeting last week to discuss the results of the first large-scale investigation of pollution on its UMore...
July 4, 2012 - 7:18am
May 20, 2012
New Dakota County ordinance targets party hosts
Southern Dakota County residents who provide a residence or location for people younger than 21 to come together and consume alcohol will be held responsible as of June 1, according to a newly-adopted social host ordinance. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board...
May 20, 2012 - 7:41am
December 8, 2011
County wants input on planned greenway routes
The Dakota County Parks department is looking for residents' opinions about its plans for two future greenway corridors in Rosemount and Empire...
December 8, 2011 - 9:51am
July 4, 2010
Looking back: Work on air control center began here 50 years ago
10 years ago From the July 6, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent New superintendent set to take over July 10 Before last week, Greg Ohl's best memory of Farmington dated to 1993. He was in his first year as the superintendent in Holdingford, a city about 20 miles northwest...
July 4, 2010 - 1:26pm
May 27, 2010
Looking back: Centel announced plans to leave Farmington 25 years ago
25 years ago From the May 22, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Impact of Centel move on employees, business uncertain This month's decision by the Central Telephone Company (Centel) to move its Farmington business office and plant service center has been met locally...
May 27, 2010 - 9:30am
May 20, 2010
Looking back: Thomas, Bell were named top students 50 years ago
25 years ago From the May 15, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Council begins action on abandoned house City Council reacted strongly last week to continued complaints by neighbors about an abandoned house on Spruce Street.... Neighbors have complained about weeds,...
May 20, 2010 - 6:41am
May 12, 2010
Looking back: One person was hurt in brooder oil stove explosion 75 years ago
25 years ago From the May 8, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Local student finalist in national competition A Farmington High School senior was a finalist in a National Leadership Conference competition held last month in Houston, Texas. Diane Pilcher, a participant...
May 12, 2010 - 10:31am
April 29, 2010
Looking back: Armadillo was found in a Castle Rock straw stack in '35
25 years ago From the April 24, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City superintendent retires after 35 years After 35 years as superintendent of General Services for the City of Farmington, Bill Hince plans to put the old adage, "gone fishing" to use. Hince will retire...
April 29, 2010 - 10:10am
April 22, 2010
Your weekend: Trinity Lutheran's April Fair is Saturday
Friday Storytime The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 23. Storytime normally includes stories, fingerplays, a movie and a craft. The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250. Live...
April 22, 2010 - 10:27am
Empire Township cleanup is May 15
Empire Township will hold a spring cleanup for residents May 15. Items need to be curb side by 7 a.m. in order to be picked up. Items that will be picked up: Appliances (limit 1): washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, trash compactors, humidifiers, furnaces dishwashers...
April 22, 2010 - 9:46am
Looking back: Photography gallery fire destroyed two businesses in 1895
10 years ago From the April 13, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent Two males found comatose after GHB overdoses Before last week, Farmington Police Chief Dan Siebenaler knew nothing about gammahydroxibutyrate, a drug most commonly associated with dance clubs and date...
April 22, 2010 - 7:31am