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Downtown block party returns Saturday
City, district will take would-be Farmington candidates to school
Farmington police will target driving basics
Local leaders pitch Farmington as site of special legislative session
Arson investigation leads police to stolen property
crime and courts
Farmington American Legion baseball:Post 189 takes 8-11 mark into playoffs
Farmington VFW baseball: Post 7662 wins sub-district
For football teams, work starts early
VFW baseball: Streaking into sub-sections
Legion baseball: Post 189 wins three at Gopher Classic
Relay for Life is full of stories
Your weekend: Block party, car show is Saturday
True blue (and pink) fundraising in Farmington
Farmington Food Shelf is looking for fresh greens
Farmington man's publishing dream comes true with a little help
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Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Kahle
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Lang
Wells Fargo Bank vs Pelton
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Bouma
Editorial: Special session would be exciting
Letter to the editor: Faith Church congregation left out again
Editorial: New park is an exciting addition
Nathan's column: There’s no accounting for taste
Nathan's column: It’s salad days on the Internet
June 29, 2014
DMS announces fourth quarter honor rolls
The final honor roll for the 2013-14 school year has been released by Dodge Middle School. Students on the list include: Sixth grade 4.0 honor roll Carter Altmann, Rachel Blood, Morgan Ebel, Caryn Geiger, Jenna Hadler, Chloe Herrig, Ashley Jahraus, Aaron Kruse, Gabriella Mercurio,...
news / education
June 29, 2014 - 7:24am
June 28, 2014
Locker replacement project planned for Akin Road Elementary School
The entryway at Akin Road Elementary School will be more open when students return next fall, and the hallways will be at least a little quieter. The Farmington School Board voted Monday to remove banks of lockers inside the school’s front doors and replace them with laminated...
news / education
June 28, 2014 - 7:35am
Michelle's column: Grace was never a strong suit
I have never been accused of being graceful. I got up early Monday morning. Got myself all dressed up — skirt, blouse, blazer and my sassy red, patent leather, three-inch heels. It was a big day for me. A couple of weeks ago I was installed as the American Legion Auxiliary Department...
opinion / columns
June 28, 2014 - 7:22am
June 27, 2014
Dew Days: No time to nap this year
Jacob Hovden and his family were hot on the trail of the Dew Days medallion a year ago when the kids needed to go home for a nap. They were still resting when someone else tracked down the prize. This year, not even nap time could stop them. Hovden and his son Noah turned in the...
June 27, 2014 - 12:32pm
Outreach begins for new Methodist church
It’s a good thing Nate Larson likes meeting new people, because he’s going to do a lot of it in the weeks and months ahead. Larson started work this month at as a qualified lay-person at Rosemount United Methodist Church for the church’s outreach to the Farmington and Empire...
life / religion
June 27, 2014 - 11:41am
Letter to the editor: City hall is a good temporary library
To the editor, My name is Christian Gifford and I am a Star Scout in Boy Scout Troop 116 in Farmington. I am working on my communications merit badge for Boy Scouts and one of the requirements is to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper expressing my opinion or sharing...
opinion / letters
June 27, 2014 - 11:18am
Nathan's column: Can’t we all just get along?
There are a lot of things in the world I don’t understand. It’s a mystery to me how homing pigeons keep finding their way home without Google Maps, or why Jeopardy players have to answer in the form of a question. And for the life of me I will never grasp the ongoing popularity...
opinion / columns
June 27, 2014 - 11:16am
Editorial: Technology takes a leading role
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District is taking its time as it considers the future of technology in its classrooms. It put together a task force last year. This year it has what it’s calling beta teams to serve as a kind of high-tech guinea pig. And perhaps, somewhere...
opinion / editorials
June 27, 2014 - 11:14am
June 26, 2014
Longtime Rambling River Center coordinator wins Kiss the Pig contest
After 18 years of hosting one of Farmington’s most popular Dew Days events, Missie Kohlbeck herself was chosen to kiss a pig on Saturday. Rambling River Center supervisor for nearly 19 years, Kohlbeck started a new role as recreation supervisor for the city of Farmington earlier...
life / arts and entertainment
June 26, 2014 - 7:55am
No clear answer yet about cause of fatal fire in Farmington
Though fire investigators have a better idea of what happened in a June 15 fire that left a 69-year-old Farmington woman dead, the exact cause has not yet been determined. Farmington fire marshal John Powers said he, the state fire marshal and an insurance company investigator are...
June 26, 2014 - 7:42am
Farmington car fires labeled suspicious
When two car fires happened within minutes, and blocks, of each other last weekend, Farmington firefighters knew something wasn’t quite right. Farmington fire chief Tim Pietsch won’t release the cause of the two fires, but called them both “suspicious at this point.” Firefighters...
news / crime and courts
June 26, 2014 - 7:33am
June 25, 2014
Farmington VFW baseball: Bats help Post 7662 bounce back
The Farmington VFW baseball team’s hitting slump didn’t last long. After dropping a 10-1 contest to Stillwater last weekend in Burnsville, Post 7662 pounded out 13 hits in a 10-2 rout of Eagan 2 last Tuesday in Farmington. “After not getting a lot going in our last game, we...
June 25, 2014 - 1:37pm
Haskins pulls off sweep in 35th annual Dew Run
Just over a month ago, Maple Grove native Zach Haskins was earning yet another All-American honor as a distance runner on the Bethel University...
June 25, 2014 - 1:35pm
June 17, 2014
Looking back: A peeper was on the loose, scaring Farmington girls 75 years ago
50 years ago From the June 11, 1964 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Council talks private liquor – but not yet The possibility of private liquor licenses in Farmington rounded out the discussion of the village council Tuesday night, and action was delayed to give the...
June 17, 2014 - 7:29am
June 16, 2014
Farmington police report: May 30-June 5
May 30 Fraud, 900 block of 11th St. Animal bite, dog, 195th Street Property damage, 212th Street and Pilot Knob Road June 1 Suspicious person, 213th Street West June 3 Domestic, 4700 block of 186th St. Predatory offender address change, 19500 Municipal Dr. Theft from...
news / crime and courts
June 16, 2014 - 7:08am