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School district implements Run-Hide-Fight method for active shooter scenarios
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
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MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
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Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
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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
April 30, 2015
Friday fire destroys home in Eureka
A Friday afternoon fire destroyed a home in Eureka Township last week. Farmington and Lakeville firefighters responded to the call around 1:30...
April 30, 2015 - 10:02am
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
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
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
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
April 21, 2010
As weather warms, watch for bikes
The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and getting from place to place by bicycle is starting to look like an appealing option. For drivers and bikers alike, that means once again getting used to sharing the road. It's a process Farmington police sergeant Jim Constantineau...
April 21, 2010 - 9:47am
April 16, 2010
Kohlbeck recognized for efforts on behalf of Farmington seniors
A little recognition now and then is always nice. A statewide recognition, though -- well that's pretty big. At that point, it's not just nice....
April 16, 2010 - 9:48am
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
Looking back: Emil Kuchera waged war against Vermillion River turtles in 1935
50 years ago From the April 7, 1960 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Stolen Tribune camera recovered A Dakota County Tribune Speed Graphic press camera was believed to be among the stolen merchandise recovered with the arrest of a St. Paul restaurant custodian early this...
April 15, 2010 - 7:14am
April 12, 2010
Gudmundson named interim sheriff in Steele County
Former Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson has been selected sheriff again, this time in Steele County. At a special Steele County Board of Commissioners meeting Friday afternoon, the commissioners authorized county coordinator Dave Severson to begin contract negotiations...
crime and courts
April 12, 2010 - 2:37pm