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Moving on: Farmington officer retires for career in social work
Red Bulls get deployment notice
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
An 'extraordinary opportunity': Former Farmington ambassador crowned Minneapolis Aquatennial Princess
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Farmington 17th annual Ironman Competition
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Rising ACL tears raises alarms for high school trainers, sports medicine professionals
State championship celebration July 25 at FHS
Farmington Legion baseball goes 2-2 but unable to reach state tournament
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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
May 13, 2012
Farmington firefighters will supervise the new truck's construction
One more approval, and Farmington could have its new fire truck by as early as the end of this year. On Monday, Farmington City Council members voted unanimously to approve purchasing a fire rescue truck from the Pierce manufacturing company, for a proposed price of $560,064, and...
May 13, 2012 - 7:20am
May 11, 2012
Farmington Fire Explorers event will give teens hands-on experience responding to emergencies
There might be a few fire trucks and ambulances driving around Farmington Saturday. Don't worry, though -- the calls they're responding to are all simulated events designed to educate area teens. Saturday will be the second 24-hour duty-shift training for the Farmington Fire Explorer...
May 11, 2012 - 7:19am
March 22, 2012
No cause found for February apartment fire
Some things just can't be explained. And it seems the cause of a fire that displaced residents of the Centennial Apartments for one night is one such thing. After three weeks of investigation, Farmington fire marshal John Powers says the cause of the Feb. 22 fire is "officially...
March 22, 2012 - 10:48am
March 19, 2012
Saturday grass fire burns 60 acres
Dry conditions and high winds fueled a grass fire that burned approximately 60 acres of land between Farmington and Lakeville Saturday night....
March 19, 2012 - 4:33pm
March 15, 2012
Fire risk is high this weekend
Farmington firefighters dealt with two brush fires over the weekend, and the city's fire marshal believes conditions will be ripe for more in...
March 15, 2012 - 9:12am