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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
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
Man killed by sheriff's deputies in Minn. had ties to Pierce County
crime and courts
Softball: Tigers 5-0 for the first time in five years
Girls track and field: Six land on honor roll at triangular
Track and field: Tigers, Irish make outdoor debuts
Tennis: Bauer starts 3-1 for Tigers
Baseball: Bean blanks Eagan, 8-0
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
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
arts and entertainment
CTX Mortgage Company vs Teed
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Krocak
ORDINANCE NO. 400-A
CitiMortgage, Inc. vs Tunki
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
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
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Real Estate Showcase
March 4, 2011
Smoke without fire, but still plenty alarming
There was smoke, but no fire early Sunday morning in Desiree Kramer's home, but it was still enough to raise some heart rates and cause a major disruption. Kramer woke at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday to the sound of smoke detectors blaring. The air in her bedroom was thick with smoke. "It...
March 4, 2011 - 7:10am
December 17, 2010
Fire damages a Farmington home
A little candle can do a lot of damage, as one Farmington homeowner learned Friday night. The Farmington Fire Department was called to a house fire on the 5100 block of Upper 182nd Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday. Fire chief Tim Pietsch said the initial call indicated there were...
December 17, 2010 - 11:49pm
January 26, 2010
Two hurt in 'mini explosion' at Viking Auto
Two men were injured in a small explosion at a Farmington business Tuesday afternoon. The Farmington Fire Department was called to Viking Auto Salvage in Castle Rock Township around 4:30 p.m. According to fire marshal John Powers, two employees there, Hugo Noar Martinez, 39, and...
January 26, 2010 - 7:16pm
December 22, 2009
Fire damages Farmington warehouse
First the chips were fried. Then they were roasted. A Tuesday afternoon fire did in the neighborhood of $200,000 damage to a Farmington warehouse....
December 22, 2009 - 4:13pm
Fire injures one Monday afternoon
A Monday afternoon fire that injured a 45-year-old Empire Township woman has been described as suspicious in nature, but the incident still under investigation. Farmington fire marshal John Powers has not determined the official cause of the fire, which was called in at 4:08 p.m....
December 22, 2009 - 11:45am
July 21, 2009
Osprey survives lightning strike
A juvenile osprey displaced from its nest by a lightning-caused fire near Biwabik last week was in "guarded" condition today at a wildlife rehabilitation...
July 21, 2009 - 7:31am
May 13, 2009
Fire rescue: Bemidji man saves woman from burning house
Two minutes - that's the margin Bemidji emergency medical technician and former firefighter Tom Johnson estimates between the life and death...
May 13, 2009 - 7:17am
April 23, 2009
Editorial: Be careful when you burn
The Farmington Fire Department has been busy lately. There's only been one major fire in recent months. That's the good news. But things could have been much worse. Farmington firefighters have been called to at least 10 grass or brush fires in the last two weeks. All of the fires...
April 23, 2009 - 3:20pm
April 22, 2009
See smoke in Empire? It's under control
Where there's smoke, there's fire. That's the case in Empire township Wednesday afternoon, but it is not a fire that should be cause for alarm. According to Farmington fire marshal John Powers, the large plume of brownish-gray smoke that was visible to the east of Farmington is the...
April 22, 2009 - 5:21pm
April 9, 2009
Thursday fire destroys Castle Rock home
A Thursday morning fire destroyed most of a Castle Rock township home and caused approximately $220,000 in damage, despite the efforts of three...
April 9, 2009 - 1:53pm
City will honor longtime fire chief as he says goodbye
He said he was going to retire "in a year" more than two years ago, but next week, Ken Kuchera will make good on his threat and leave the Farmington Fire Department after nearly 38 years of public service. Kuchera began his career with the Farmington Fire Department in December,...
April 9, 2009 - 1:35pm
November 21, 2008
Fire destroys corn dryer near Hampton
A fire on a farm near Hampton caused about $130,000 in damage Friday morning. The Hastings Fire Department was called to 21649 Darsow Ave.,...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Wiring in car caused fire last week
Faulty wiring in a parked car has been identified as the cause of an Oct. 17 fire that destroyed an east Farmington home. The fire, which was reported at about 1:15 a.m., spread quickly. Though it was under control within an hour, firefighters were unable to save the residence on...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Ham Lake fire indictment does little to appease victims
Even if the Gunflint Trail community knows who started the Ham Lake wildfire on that windy morning in May 2007, it's not going to turn ashes...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 20, 2008
Fire damages Oak and Treasures building and attached apartment
Two area men learned the value of smoke detectors after waking to the sound of one going off early Sunday morning. It turns out, that alarm saved their lives. The two men were asleep in an apartment that shares a building with a storage facility on the grounds of Oak and Treasures...
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am