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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
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Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out No. 3 Stillwater, 7-6
Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
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FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN VS LOPIN
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Padilla
Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
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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,...
News/crime and courts
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