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Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Food seized from Minnesota warehouse due to infestation of rodents, birds and insects
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Forty-seven finish Grandma's Marathon
Youth sports: 11AAA second at Shakopee; 9AAA first at Woodbury; Rosemount U10 win Bait Bucket; 8U softball first in Rosemount
TPC Twin Cities may land PGA event
Girls lacrosse: Tigers finish fourth in first state appearance
State softball: Frost's walk-off blast gives Tigers 4A state title
PHOTOS: Farmington Dew Days 2017
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
PHOTOS: 326 do the Dew Run
Picture perfect: Farmington artist illustrates portraits resembling photography
Health column: What role will you play?
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NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: Summit Title
City of Farmington: PHN Fairhill Estate
Wells Fargo Bank vs David Herbison
Frannklin American Mort. Co. vs Celina Baars
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Alan D. Bahr, 72
Alvin G Meyer
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Richard A. Caire
Pat Rupp: My how Farmington has changed in 44 years
Letters: Thanks for poppy support; Lewis' plan to put Wall Street first
Letter: Adoption outlets help make Last Hope successful
Viewpoint: Welcome relief from a rough news week
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
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May 14, 2015
Separate fires last week destroy a house and a car
A fire that started in a Farmington garage early Saturday morning spread to a neighboring house before Farmington firefighters were able to get...
May 14, 2015 - 10:03am
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 19, 2015
Sunday morning fire burns Farmington garage
A fire in a Farmington garage did about $40,000 in damage Sunday morning but did not spread to the house. A neighbor reported the fire on Desmond...
March 19, 2015 - 9:09am
February 5, 2015
Toaster to blame for Jan. 28 house fire
A fire caused by a malfunctioning toaster did $15,000 to $20,000 to a Farmington home last week. A neighbor reported the fire at 904 Walnut Street at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 28. He had heard the smoke detector go off and walked over to find the kitchen full of smoke. There was nobody home...
February 5, 2015 - 11:23am
November 20, 2014
Farmington will add a full-time fire chief
One way or another, Farmington Fire Chief Tim Pietsch is about to have more free time. On Monday, the Farmington City Council voted unanimously to make its fire chief position a full-time job, moving away from the volunteer position Pietsch currently occupies. And while there’s...
November 20, 2014 - 10:30am
October 2, 2014
Farmington, Rosemount team up for fire training
Farmington and Rosemount firefighters participated in a joint controlled burn over the weekend Michelle Leonard Staff writer Farmington and...
October 2, 2014 - 11:38am
July 12, 2014
No cause identified for fatal fire in Farmington
The cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Farmington woman has officially been ruled as “undetermined.” On Monday, Farmington fire marshal John Powers said the ruling was made due to the presence of more than one possible cause at fire’s site of origin. The June 15 house...
July 12, 2014 - 7:13am
June 26, 2014
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
May 11, 2014
Dakota County: New trailer helps highlight kitchen-fire risks
The Dakota County Fire Chiefs Association unveiled its new kitchen fire prevention trailer at a demonstration Monday outside Eagan City Hall....
May 11, 2014 - 7:42am
January 9, 2014
FFD battles flames, cold
Bitter cold made the job more difficult than usual for Farmington firefighters when a car fire Jan. 2 in a garage at the Centennial Apartments. Firefighters...
January 9, 2014 - 2:28pm
October 24, 2013
Thursday fire damages Empire township home
A fire left extensive smoke and water damage to a Empire four-plex Thursday afternoon. Farmington firefighters responded to the report of...
October 24, 2013 - 5:30pm
July 9, 2013
Arson suspected in string of small Farmington fires
A string of small fires over the past 10 days has Farmington fire marshal John Powers asking for the public's help in identifying the arsonist who is setting them. Since June 30, somone has set three fires in the general area of Rambling River Park, near the Vermillion River, in...
News/crime and courts
July 9, 2013 - 3:23pm
FFD gets bigger stipend for uniforms
Farmington firefighters do a lot more than just fight fires. They're pretty visible in the community, and they take pride in that. Over the past year, the 44 members of the Farmington Fire Department logged nearly 325 hours of volunteer time in the community. They attended career...
July 9, 2013 - 2:48pm
Farmington fire brings requests to council members
Farmington firefighters have a long list of things they would like for the department. They believe their needs have gone under-met for a number of years. On Monday, officers of the Farmington Fire Department met with the Farmington City Council to talk over some of their requests....
July 9, 2013 - 2:23pm