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Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
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January 24, 2013
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
June 16, 2012
Dew Days parade unit hits power line, parade stalls
The Farmington Dew Days parade started off with a bang Saturday afternoon, as a semi truck caught a low-hanging power line about 15 minutes into...
June 16, 2012 - 4:20pm
June 14, 2012
Farmington firefighters burn house, garage in practrice drill
The Murphy property south of Co. Rd. 50 is now minus an old farmhouse and garage, thanks to a June 9 controlled burn conducted by the Farmington...
June 14, 2012 - 4:32pm
June 8, 2012
Controlled burn will provide practice for firefighters
Residents shouldn't be alarmed or too curious when they see black smoke billowing from somewhere south of County Road 50 out near Farmington High School Saturday. It's just Farmington firefighters having a little fun. Most weeks, Farmington firefighters get their practices in small...
June 8, 2012 - 6:17pm
May 17, 2012
FHS mock crash shows the very real consequences to drinking and driving
The scene outside Farmington High School was somber Thursday morning as FHS juniors and seniors took in the scene of a mock crash. The premise of the mock crash was that of a head-on, two car accident caused by a drunk driver who was taking a carload of friends to Prom. Over the...
May 17, 2012 - 2:54pm