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Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
crime and courts
Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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November 12, 2009
Candidates for governor will debate in Farmington
It is just short of a year until the next elections, but local Republicans are already anxious to hear what voters have to say - particularly about whom they want as Minnesota's next governor. With that in mind, the four leading Republican Party hopefuls are coming to Farmington...
November 12, 2009 - 10:00am
October 19, 2009
Governor candidates could affect session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota 2010 governor's race is unique. For one thing, the race is gearing up big time now, while it still is just 2009. It...
October 19, 2009 - 7:20am
October 15, 2009
Forum shows slight differences among governor candidates
October 15, 2009 - 7:25am
September 8, 2009
Rukavina will run for governor
September 8, 2009 - 7:27am
August 10, 2009
GOP stops governor poll
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Republicans stopped a straw poll for governor half-way through the annual Farmfest event. "A straw poll was started but stopped because the state chair had not authorized it," state Republican spokesman Mark Drake said. "We didn't want to take attention away...
August 10, 2009 - 7:17am
June 5, 2009
Legislature full of candidates
ST. PAUL - Next year's Minnesota Legislature should be interesting, given that many key lawmakers want to make the jump to governor - or at least are considering it. Rep. Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, opted to leave his job as minority leader even if he just "kicks the tires" for a...
June 5, 2009 - 8:01am
June 4, 2009
Republicans mull governor's race
ST. PAUL - There's a whole lot of thinking going on. Republicans across Minnesota are weighing the pros and cons of jumping into the governor's...
June 4, 2009 - 8:02am
Sviggum may seek top post
Steve Sviggum, a Kenyon Republican who represented southeastern Minnesota in the House of Representatives for more than 25 years, is contemplating...
June 4, 2009 - 7:55am
May 31, 2009
Dem calls Pawlenty 'rogue governor'
ST. PAUL -- A column penned by the assistant Minnesota Senate majority leader may signal how Democrats will react to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's unilateral cutting of state budgets. Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, wrote that the Republican governor is improperly using his unallotment powers,...
May 31, 2009 - 4:14pm
May 21, 2009
Gov.'s move changes balance of power
Gov. Tim Pawlenty left Democrats sputtering when he vowed to balance the state budget on his own, without the Minnesota Legislature. It was a move that changed the contours of the session's final days. Democrats may have miscalculated by sending Pawlenty a full slate of budget bills...
May 21, 2009 - 7:09am
March 9, 2009
Pawlenty speaks Monday at chamber of commerce luncheon in Farmington
Governor Tim Pawlenty said there are challenges ahead for state government but expressed confidence the state will balance its budget and put...
March 9, 2009 - 2:41pm
February 26, 2009
Pawlenty to speak at chamber lunch March 9
Governor Tim Pawlenty will talk budget and other legislative issues at a March 9 chamber of commerce lunch at the Farmington Eagles Club. The lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $20. For more information call Amanda Franklin at 651-452-9872 or e-mail afranklin...
February 26, 2009 - 1:56pm
December 30, 2008
Sen. Marty looks at governor race
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's 2010 race for governor continues to attract candidates. The latest is state Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, who barely got a third of the votes in 1994 when he lost to Republican Arne Carlson, who won his second term as governor. Marty is best known for...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Deficit will cut deep; Governor is firm on no tax hike
ST. PAUL -- News of a $5.3 billion state budget deficit could hit nearly every Minnesotan with program cuts or increased costs. Or it could be an opportunity to shrink state government. Or, more likely, it could be a combination of the two. It will be months before Minnesotans...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
June 9, 2008
Plenty of governor candidates at convention
June 9, 2008 - 12:00am