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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
crime and courts
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
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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November 24, 2008
Minnesota Farm Bureau tackles food vs. fuel issue
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Minnesota farmers and ranchers face challenges but also opportunities, says the head of the state's largest farm organization....
November 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
Events calendar: Nov. 22 - Dec. 13
November 22 Turkey Bingo The Farmington/Hampton Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Turkey Bingo party from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220th Street and Denmark Avenue. There will be a sloppy joe supper at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Farmington...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Dave Wood's Book Report, Nov. 19, 2008
Here's a trio of new autobiographies that cover lots of time and lots of ground. There aren't many literary figures who have had more stories written about them than the 18th century poet and lexicographer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, himself an accomplished biographer.
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 12, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Nov. 12, 2008
Powerful military nation decides its time to teach a lesson to small Moslem nation, certain that its people will welcome the enlightened country's victory over outmoded religious country whose time had come and gone centuries before. Strangely, the little Moslem nation didn't take...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Events: Nov. 6 - 25
November 6 Stroke screening There will be a stroke and osteoporosis screening starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Road. For more information or to schedule a screening call 1-877-237-1287. November 7 Family storytime The Dakota County Library in...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Nov. 5, 2008
"Red osier dogwood, the Indians called it kinnickinnic, took inside their lungs smoke from the bark mixed with bear root and tobacco leaves.
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 29, 2008
There's an old saying that goes "The reason most academic debates are so prevalent and so acrimonious is that there is so little at stake." After spending 20 years in the groves of academe I've always subscribed to that saying, but now I'm not so certain. That's because I just...
October 29, 2008 - 9:00am
Events: Oct. 30-Nov. 15
October 30 Diabetes support group The Farmington Diabetes Support group will meet at Allina Medical Clinic in Farmington, 3500 213th St. W. Meetings are run by the group participants. All are welcome to attend. The topic of the Oct. 30 meeting is the effect of neurology on diabetes. For...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 22, 2008
I guess I'm showing my age. I got all excited when I received for review "Goodbye, Wisconsin," by Glenway Wescott (Borderland Books, $28). Borderland is an imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press, which for years has published a series of books by gay writers, most of whom...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
FHS drama presents 'Holes' this weekend
When the cast of Farmington High School's drama department goes on stage this weekend, they will be doing more than just performing a play. They will also be teaching subtle lessons. Director Beth Breiland is excited for this weekend's performance of "Holes" and what it means. Written...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 8, 2008
Every once in awhile, you read a book that makes you hopping mad. When I was in college, my grandfather gave me an old book by Upton Sinclair, entitled "The Jungle." "The Jungle" was a diatribe on the evils of capitalism set in the packing houses of Chicago, circa 1900. It told the...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Oct. 1, 2008
There's something comforting about reading novels set in places where you're fairly well acquainted. I loved Thomas Gifford's "The Windchill Factor" years ago. That was the espionage novel that begins in Taylors Falls, Minn., when the little white frame library blows up. When...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Events: Sept. 26-Nov. 13
September 26 Class of '58 gathering The Farmington High School class of 1958 will hold an informal get-together at 6 p.m. at the Farmington American Legion. September 27 Trinity harvest party Trinity Care Center will hold its second annual harvest party from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Sept. 24, 2008
One of the first novels ever written in English, in 1740, was a humdinger named "Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded," by a London businessman Samuel Richardson. Richardson was in the stationery business, selling fancy paper to rich women, who needed to send out thank you notes.
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 18, 2008
New attractions highlight fall festival
Peder Eide wants the people who come see him this weekend to experience something through his music. Eide, a Farmington resident, will perform with his band Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church's fall festival. It is a rare hometown show for a musician and minister who has made...
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am