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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
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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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Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
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Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
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Richard D. Martin, 67
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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March 28, 2013
Training builds relationships among Dakota County agencies
Sooner or later, everyone needs a little help. That's true even for some of the people you call for help in times of emergency. With that in...
March 28, 2013 - 12:36pm
March 21, 2013
Farmington resident, officers recognized for lifesaving actions
It was just after 8 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2012, when Farmington resident Jason Rose saved Arik Reger's life. On Monday, Rose's quick thinking and...
March 21, 2013 - 9:14am
February 8, 2013
FFD's new engine/rescue truck has many features
The Farmington Fire Department's newest engine finally arrived last week, after a long journey through the snow from the Pierce Manufacturing...
February 8, 2013 - 10:06am
January 24, 2013
Farmington fire calls up in 2012
If your house catches fire, there's a good chance you'll have firefighters there within 10 minutes - more like six minutes, on the average - to help put it out. That's just one of the figures released by the Farmington Fire Department during its annual banquet Jan. 11. As assistant...
January 24, 2013 - 7:08am
Matek is Farmington Firefighter of the Year
When it comes to emergency services, there really isn't much 2012 Farmington Firefighter of the Year Christopher Matek hasn't done -- which is...
January 24, 2013 - 7:03am
January 3, 2013
Farmington's new fire engine should come early in 2013
Christmas has come and gone, but there's still one really big present coming for the Farmington Fire Department - a new fire truck. It's not one of those little toy ones, either. By the end of January, Farmington firefighters will have a new, state-of-the-art fire engine, the first...
January 3, 2013 - 9:49am
November 23, 2012
Fire disrupts 2 Farmington businesses
A downed power line may have caused a fire at Family Chiropractic and B & B Motors Monday afternoon. The Farmington Fire Department was called...
November 23, 2012 - 10:52am
November 20, 2012
Fire damages Farmington home
Arik Reger is shaken up, but at least he's alive after the house he was sleeping in caught fire Tuesday morning. The house sustained significant...
November 20, 2012 - 10:21am
November 9, 2012
Two MVES students took a Farmington fire truck home from school last week
Halloween is pretty fun for most kids, but Meadowview Elementary School students Madison Rausch and Lydia Akolly probably had just a little more...
November 9, 2012 - 11:39am
October 12, 2012
Farmington, Dakota County under a complete burning ban
If you want to have a campfire in your backyard this weekend, you're out of luck. Dakota County is now under a burning ban, issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Dakota County fire departments. Stories of grass fires in the northern part of the state have been part of...
October 12, 2012 - 12:53pm
October 4, 2012
FFD preaches safety during Fire Prevention Week
One might not think of rabbits when they think of fires, but "Be Rabbit Ready" is the theme for the 2012 Fire Prevention Week, all the same. Farmington fire marshal John Powers says the theme makes a certain amount of sense. "Rabbits always have two ways out of every situation...
October 4, 2012 - 10:09am
September 6, 2012
Cigarette sparked Friday fire on Highway 3
One lit cigarette caused approximately $100,000 in damage when it caused a Castle Rock house fire Friday night. Farmington firefighters were...
September 6, 2012 - 9:42am
August 2, 2012
Only minor injuries in Castle Rock plane crash
Pilot Benny Harris Svien of Northfield walked away from his 2002 Kit Fox two-seater airplane after it crashed into a Castle Rock Township cornfield...
August 2, 2012 - 9:03am
July 19, 2012
Farmington Fire Department struggles to retain members
Finding new recruits to join the Farmington Fire Department is fairly easy. Most of the time, several apply just for one or two positions. Keeping those recruits for more than five years, though, seems to be a problem. The Farmington Fire Department is currently running about three...
July 19, 2012 - 7:04am
June 21, 2012
Lightning blamed for Monday shed fire in Castle Rock
A lightning strike during Monday morning's storm caused a fire that destroyed a Castle Rock shed and its contents. The fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. by someone driving past the residence on Highway 3 and 263rd Street, Farmington fire chief Tim Pietsch said. The motorist stopped...
June 21, 2012 - 1:39pm