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Students, police save man from Vermillion River
Farmington police report
Traffic headaches accompany road work
Friday fire destroys home in Eureka
MPCA seeks water-quality monitors
crime and courts
Softball: Bats break out against South
Baseball: Streak finally ends at seven
Boys golf: Tigers take fifth at South Suburban meet
Boys track and field: Distance events were key at SSC Relays
Girls track and field: Distance runners pace Tigers at SSC Relays
Pet of the Week: This Marlin is a real catch
Looking back: High school construction was progressing 50 years ago
Farmington will celebrate National Day of Prayer May 7
Kids can explore big trucks May 5
Your weekend: Origin of Food event is Sunday
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Misgen
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Seurer
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, vs Jameel
ASSUME NAME True Love Matchmaking agency
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Perdomo
Irene Jo Spaniol, 98
Julie Ann (Westlund) Zurfluh, 63
Marjorie Bester, 84
Joseph F. Ruhr, 96
Myron E. 'Mike' Napper, 89
Nathan Hansen column: Luck is starting to turn around
Letter: ECFE program is great
Nathan Hansen column: The end is near. Get comfy
Editorial: Pietsch gave a lot to Farmington
Student voices: There’s no easy answer when you try to define love
Get Out! Deals
Former sheriff a finalist for interim job in Steele County
Don Gudmundson, the longtime Dakota County Sheriff who retired from the county in February, is in the running to become the interim sheriff in Steele County. Gudmundson announced last summer he would not seek re-election in the fall of 2010. Then, in February, he announced he would...
crime and courts
April 6, 2010 - 8:53am
April 5, 2010
Dew Days is back, and it's back downtown
Organizers of the annual city celebration have heard the pleas of the many loud and clear: Bring Dew Days back downtown. And so, they have. Plans...
April 5, 2010 - 7:04am
April 3, 2010
Miss Farmington candidates are still needed
Miss Farmington pageant organizers are looking for a few good young women. So far, six teens have registered to compete for the annual Miss Farmington crown, but pageant organizer Cindy Muller would like to see a few more applications before the deadline. The pageant is not a contest...
April 3, 2010 - 2:05pm
April 2, 2010
Your weekend: Easter carnival is Saturday
Friday Movies for kids The Dakota County Farmington Library will host a Movies for Kids event from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 2. The movies being shown are "The Cow who Clucked," "Curious George" and "Frog Goes to Dinner." The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information...
April 2, 2010 - 6:19am
March 31, 2010
Looking back: 300 attended open house for the new disposal plant in 1960
25 years ago From the March 27, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent DEA office manager retires April 1 After 12 years as general office manager for Dakota Electric Association, 62-year-old Bob Rankin will retire April 1. As chief accountant and supervisor of office operations,...
March 31, 2010 - 1:37pm
March 30, 2010
Q&A: Spring training for gardeners
Spring is an exciting time for baseball fans, with favorite players rounding into shape in sunnier climates. But this is also a big time of year for gardeners. With the weather warming and growing season fast approaching we took a minute to talk with Dakota County master gardener...
March 30, 2010 - 8:14am
March 29, 2010
Enrollment growth is slowing in District 192
Enrollment in Indepen-dent School District 192 will continue to grow, but not by as much as it once did and not forever, according to a demographic report presented Monday. Consultants from Schoolfinances.com told board members they expect enrollment to grow from 6,433 in the current...
March 29, 2010 - 7:19am
March 26, 2010
Your weekend: Celebrate Easter a week early at Trinity Care Center
Friday Art workshop The Dakota Valley Arts Council and Rambling River Center will provide an art workshop starting at 1 p.m. March 26 in the arts and crafts room at Rambling River Center. The workshop will provide studio time to work on an existing project or start a new one. Participants...
March 26, 2010 - 7:07am
March 25, 2010
School board considers budget cuts
The Farmington School District has identified more than $300,000 in budget cuts and $87,000 of new revenue to help balance a budget hit by several years of flat funding from the state of Minnesota. Among positions to be cut are a districtwide telephone specialist, an educational...
March 25, 2010 - 2:34pm
March 24, 2010
Looking back: 'Computerization' came to city hall 25 years ago
25 years ago From the March 20, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City hall computerization at hand A minor technical revolution will occur at Farmington City Hall, March 31, when the city's recently acquired IBM computer begins working full force, according to Finance...
March 24, 2010 - 7:00am
March 19, 2010
Your weekend: St. Michael's fish fry is Friday
Thursday Guitar Hero at the library Teens can play Guitar Hero on the big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 18 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St. Open mic night There will be an open mic night March 18 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop...
March 19, 2010 - 7:00am
March 18, 2010
Board turns down the volume on outdoor events
There's good news for neighbors of the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Chances are, things will be a little quieter in your neighborhood this summer. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's ordinance that regulates assemblages...
March 18, 2010 - 2:04pm
School board ponders social media blackout
Farmington School Board members want to know if tweeting is best left to the birds. Veronica Walter raised the issue of board members using social media services like Twitter and Facebook during a March 8 discussion of a board conduct policy. She said the topic of social media has...
March 18, 2010 - 2:01pm
Answering the 'Whys'
Understanding death -- especially a sudden death -- is hard for anyone. Grasping the whys can plague a person's well-being for days. "Why did it happen?" "Why him? Why not me?" "Why?" is one of those questions children ask over and over as they're trying to understand a new concept....
March 18, 2010 - 1:27pm
March 16, 2010
A busy time for pothole fillers
This is a busy time of year for Jim Bell. Bell is Dakota County's highway maintenance manager. That means he's the guy in charge of potholes....
March 16, 2010 - 2:09pm