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The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
Police seeking information on Farmington armed robbery
Rosemount rolls out innovative public engagement system
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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
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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
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
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August 5, 2010
Dakota County shows its skills
For more than a decade, the Dakota County Fair has played host to a showing of talent. A gallery of acts from singers and songwriters, to instrumentalists, dancers and gymnasts. The event has no rehearsals or run-thrus. It is not professionally televised or expertly edited. Instead,...
August 5, 2010 - 11:09am
No growing pains for cancer walk
The 2010 edition of Farmington's annual fund raiser for the American Cancer Society was bigger, longer and more successful than ever. Friday...
August 5, 2010 - 10:30am
July 8, 2010
Your weekend: Plenty of live-music options on stage this weekend
Friday Live music Singer/songwriter Gary Randall will perform at 7 p.m. July 9 at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Road. There will be a free-will offering collected. Ice cream will be served. Live music Roger Holmes will perform starting at 8 p.m. July 9 at the Ugly Mug...
July 8, 2010 - 9:50am
June 25, 2010
Book Report: Concentration on hierarchies rather than product can be fatal in corporate world
Recently New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote that years ago the motto was as "General Motors Goes, So Goes the Nation." He followed by saying, "I'm very glad that isn't true today." That's an understatement. I've just finished reading "Sixty to Zero," by Alex Taylor III...
June 25, 2010 - 3:39am
June 18, 2010
Dew Days schedule
Friday, June 18 Teen Power Tools Sculpture 2-4 p.m., Farmington Library, 508 Third St. Registration required, Carnival 5-8 p.m., Rambling River Center parking lot, 325 Oak St. Pie eating contest 5 p.m., Oak Street. Sponsored by Farmington Bakery. Bingo 4 p.m., Rambling River...
June 18, 2010 - 12:15pm
June 7, 2010
Great American Sing-Along will be held Monday night
Sometimes, teachers can learn a thing or two from kids. Like, for instance, how kids tend to enjoy anything - anything whatsoever - that resembles...
June 7, 2010 - 9:45am
June 4, 2010
Your weekend: Mopars auto show is Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds
Friday Live music East of Innocence will perform starting at 8 p.m. June 4 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop and bar. The Ugly Mug is located at 18450 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington. Saturday Live music Scott Friedow, Ben Aaron, Tim Jackson and Tom Quinn will perform starting at 8...
June 4, 2010 - 9:53am
Famous cars coming to town this weekend
Nash Bridges, the Green Hornet, the Dukes of Hazzard and Christine, the nightmarish vehicle dreamed up by Stephen King are coming to Farmington this weekend. Well, the shows' and movies' cars are anyways. The Mopars cars (a type of car built with parts created by the Chrysler...
June 4, 2010 - 9:33am
June 3, 2010
Several concerts head outdoors this summer
If you like outdoor concerts, cold beer and warm summer nights, Farmington is the place to be these days. Beginning this weekend, and going...
June 3, 2010 - 9:36am
May 13, 2010
Book Report: Restaurant owner pre-dates Kroc
As a wee tad, I saw a movie called "The Harvey Girls," starring Judy Garland and a bevy of '40s beauties. I thought it told the story of how a restaurateur named Fred Harvey recruited a bevy of '40s beauties to work in his restaurants along a railroad line called "The Atchison,...
May 13, 2010 - 2:32pm
Just don't call them kids
The members of Farmington's VeZuVeUz have their route to rock and roll stardom all mapped out. It started with a show at Criss Cross Pizza in...
May 13, 2010 - 10:12am
May 7, 2010
Your weekend: Luncheon for military moms and grandmas is Saturday
Friday Live music Venus & Mars will perform at 8 p.m. May 7 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop and bar. The Ugly Mug is located at 18450 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington. Live music Kryptonite will perform at 8:30 p.m. May 7 at the Farmington American Legion. The Legion is located at...
May 7, 2010 - 10:15am
April 16, 2010
Book Report: Too detailed? Too complimentary? I say, 'No way,' to other review
I try not to read other reviewers' takes on books I plan to review myself. Sometimes it's unavoidable. But whenever it is, it's usually surprising. Recently I read a review of a regionally produced book that I hadn't yet received. The reviewer, from the Minneapolis Star Tribune,...
April 16, 2010 - 8:04am
April 15, 2010
Your weekend: St. Michael's waffle breakfast is Sunday
Thursday Guitar Hero Teens can play Guitar Hero on the Dakota County Farmington Library's big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 15. The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250. Open mic night There will be an open mic night April 15 at the...
April 15, 2010 - 9:26am
April 9, 2010
Your weekend: Boy Scout food drive is Saturday
Thursday Cemetery board meeting The Castle Rock Cemetery Association board will meet at 7 p.m. April 8 at Castle Rock Town Hall, 2537 240 St. All interested people are welcome. Friday Storytime The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a storytime for all ages from 10:30...
April 9, 2010 - 7:00am