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Farmington Farmers market vendors seek new venue
Clothing found on Prescott bridge triggers water, air search
Dakota County law enforcement train on protest response
Hwy. 110 in Dakota County to get a new name -- and it's a familiar one
Rebel Chef restaurant to open soon in Farmington
crime and courts
Tiger football edged out by Lakeville South 17-14
Tiger girls cross-country are South Suburban Conference champions
Farmington's Brooke Hapuku qualifies for state tennis tournament
Farmington soccer teams are section 1AA runners-up
Turnovers, penalties and big plays hold Tigers back
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
Q&A: It's flu season — here's what you need to know
'Sisterhood' offers empathetic ear following cancer diagnosis
Health briefs: Yoga classes offered in Hastings; Telemedicine program comes to western Wis. hospitals
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
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Farmington PHN 102317 PHN Wellhead Protection Plan
FARMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - Fire Alarm System Replacement
FARMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ad For Bids - Exterior Wall Repairs
DAKOTA COUNTY BOARD: 9/26/17 Board Proceeedings Summary
EMPIRE TOWNSHIP: Ordinance No. 400-C
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Joe Atkins Viewpoint: 1.9 percent budget proposal, feedback sought
Letters to the editor: Legacy apologizes for naming decision; Thanks for supporting troops at 'Fright Night'
A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
Viewpoint: Poll gives legislators input on residents' thoughts
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
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Man charged with attempt to steal farm equipment
It was a long night in Hampton as Dakota County Sheriff's deputies tracked down a man they believe attempted to steal over $1,700 worth of farm equipment. On Nov. 24, a deputy was on patrol a doing a premise check of a Hampton farm equipment business. The officer noticed a suspicious...
June 24, 2012 - 7:51am
March 3, 2012
Mother, son charged with altering death scene in Hampton
A Hampton Township man and his mother have both been charged with interfering with a death scene after they allegedly moved several empty methadone bottles last December. The methadone that was in those bottles is believed to have contributed to the death of a man found in the home...
March 3, 2012 - 7:56am
February 21, 2012
Charges filed against Hampton bank robbery suspect
A 49-year-old Minneapolis man made his initial court appearance Feb. 9 on charges he robbed 13 Minnesota banks, including a Merchant's Bank branch in Hampton, between March 9, 2011 and Jan. 3, 2012. According to a grand jury indictment made public Thursday Mark Edward Wetsch is...
February 21, 2012 - 7:56am
July 4, 2010
Looking back: Work on air control center began here 50 years ago
10 years ago From the July 6, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent New superintendent set to take over July 10 Before last week, Greg Ohl's best memory of Farmington dated to 1993. He was in his first year as the superintendent in Holdingford, a city about 20 miles northwest...
July 4, 2010 - 1:26pm
June 24, 2010
2010 story: As fire burned, tempers flared
Editor's note: This story is from June 2010.
June 24, 2010 - 10:13am
May 27, 2010
Looking back: Centel announced plans to leave Farmington 25 years ago
25 years ago From the May 22, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Impact of Centel move on employees, business uncertain This month's decision by the Central Telephone Company (Centel) to move its Farmington business office and plant service center has been met locally...
May 27, 2010 - 9:30am
May 20, 2010
Looking back: Thomas, Bell were named top students 50 years ago
25 years ago From the May 15, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Council begins action on abandoned house City Council reacted strongly last week to continued complaints by neighbors about an abandoned house on Spruce Street.... Neighbors have complained about weeds,...
May 20, 2010 - 6:41am
May 12, 2010
Looking back: One person was hurt in brooder oil stove explosion 75 years ago
25 years ago From the May 8, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Local student finalist in national competition A Farmington High School senior was a finalist in a National Leadership Conference competition held last month in Houston, Texas. Diane Pilcher, a participant...
May 12, 2010 - 10:31am
April 29, 2010
Looking back: Armadillo was found in a Castle Rock straw stack in '35
25 years ago From the April 24, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City superintendent retires after 35 years After 35 years as superintendent of General Services for the City of Farmington, Bill Hince plans to put the old adage, "gone fishing" to use. Hince will retire...
April 29, 2010 - 10:10am
April 27, 2010
A historic first year for Hampton mayor
Hampton made international news in November of 2008 when the city elected Paye Flomo as its new mayor. Flomo is the first native Liberian to...
April 27, 2010 - 10:11am
April 22, 2010
Your weekend: Trinity Lutheran's April Fair is Saturday
Friday Storytime The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 23. Storytime normally includes stories, fingerplays, a movie and a craft. The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250. Live...
April 22, 2010 - 10:27am
Looking back: Photography gallery fire destroyed two businesses in 1895
10 years ago From the April 13, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent Two males found comatose after GHB overdoses Before last week, Farmington Police Chief Dan Siebenaler knew nothing about gammahydroxibutyrate, a drug most commonly associated with dance clubs and date...
April 22, 2010 - 7:31am
April 21, 2010
As weather warms, watch for bikes
The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and getting from place to place by bicycle is starting to look like an appealing option. For drivers and bikers alike, that means once again getting used to sharing the road. It's a process Farmington police sergeant Jim Constantineau...
April 21, 2010 - 9:47am
April 16, 2010
Kohlbeck recognized for efforts on behalf of Farmington seniors
A little recognition now and then is always nice. A statewide recognition, though -- well that's pretty big. At that point, it's not just nice....
April 16, 2010 - 9:48am
April 15, 2010
Your weekend: St. Michael's waffle breakfast is Sunday
Thursday Guitar Hero Teens can play Guitar Hero on the Dakota County Farmington Library's big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 15. The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250. Open mic night There will be an open mic night April 15 at the...
April 15, 2010 - 9:26am