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Relay for Life raises over $26,000
Bike racks bring 'functional art' to downtown
Church of the Advent celebrating 145th anniversary
Larson charged in jewelry store theft
City prepping voters for November facilities referendum
crime and courts
Johnson hired as new boys basketball coach
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Lawrence
Mortgages Unlimited, vs Hernandez
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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November 5, 2010
She helps keep the voters moving
As an assistant to the superintendent, Nancy Bjerke spent more than a decade running elections for the Farmington School District. She's retired...
November 5, 2010 - 7:18am
November 2, 2010
Two arrested for DWI
A 29-year-old Minneapolis man who had a few drinks and got into an argument with employees at a Castle Rock Township business attracted the wrong kind of attention from police earlier this year. The Dakota County Sheriff's department got a call around 1 p.m. May 20 that the man,...
crime and courts/News
November 2, 2010 - 10:20am
October 15, 2010
Changes coming to parenting series
The old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." While that's probably true for a lot of things, sometimes a little tweak here and there can't hurt, either. So maybe that's part of the reason the people who organize Farmington's annual Parent Fair decided to change things...
October 15, 2010 - 7:30am
October 4, 2010
Reading Corps program helps students acheive their reading goals
Everyone can use a little help now and then. That's true in Riverview Elementary School, where Lisa Schlosser has been helping kids in kindergarten through third grade reach their reading goals through a new program, Minnesota Reading Corps. The program isn't new to Farmington...
October 4, 2010 - 7:22am
September 27, 2010
Contracts, preliminary levy on school board agenda
Money in various forms is on the agenda for the Farmington School Board when it meets Sept. 27. The board will vote on a contract for principals at the meeting. It will also approve a preliminary levy. The preliminary levy sets a maximum amount the district can collect in taxes next...
September 27, 2010 - 10:18am
September 10, 2010
A life story, starting from the beginning
Ask Albert Roberts about his life and he starts at the beginning. "It all started 1926," he said, settling into a chair in his room at Trinity...
September 10, 2010 - 7:44am
September 2, 2010
Farmington High School trails state on ACT results
Farmington High School students did worse than their peers statewide but better than the national average on this year's ACT test. FHS principal Ben Kusch presented results from the 2010 ACT at a school board meeting last week. The average ACT score at FHS this year was 21.8, compared...
September 2, 2010 - 7:38am
Residents happy with parks as they are
Farmington residents appear to be happy with the parks and trails they have, but uninterested in paying more taxes to expand their options. The city's parks system got generally good marks on a resident survey conducted this summer. 74 percent of residents reported using the city's...
September 2, 2010 - 7:35am
City project was the source of cloudy water in Vermillion
Dewatering work being done to allow the reconstruction of Walnut Street has been identified as the cause of cloudy water discovered earlier this...
September 2, 2010 - 7:33am
August 23, 2010
County could take sole ownership of Lake Byllesby dam
Dakota County may soon take sole ownership of the Lake Byllesby Dam and attached hydroelectric power facility located on the shared county border in Cannon Falls. More financial information is expected to presented during the county's 2011 budget talks this fall. For years, Dakota...
August 23, 2010 - 8:15am
August 20, 2010
Summer of construction near an end
To many, Labor Day symbolizes the beginning of fall. To residents on Walnut Street, though, Labor Day will definitely bring the end of a long, dusty and inconvenient summer. The Walnut Street reconstruction project that started last spring is right on schedule, and will likely be...
August 20, 2010 - 8:17am
August 16, 2010
Friday storm was a tornado, weather service says
The news probably won't come as a surprise to many of the Farmington homeowners who were affected, but the National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the city early on Aug. 13. The EF-1 tornado had winds of up to 105 miles per hour, though most of the damage...
August 16, 2010 - 8:44am
August 9, 2010
It's Monday morning. It's steamy-warm outside. It's one week until the opening day of the Dakota County Fair. And there's a 5x5-foot patch of...
August 9, 2010 - 8:00am
August 6, 2010
Party bus business offers a fun night out
Some people recommend you designate a driver when you're planning a night out on the town. Others might suggest calling a cab. But two local...
August 6, 2010 - 8:58am
August 5, 2010
Teachers seek comfort level with science
Talking last week about the Farmington School District's disappointing results on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment science test, assistant superintendent Christine Weymouth suggested teachers would have to find ways to work together. At Riverview Elementary School, they're...
August 5, 2010 - 10:33am