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ISD 192 boundary change options remain the same
Farmington police report: November 22-27
FHS grad hurt in hit and run
Eureka will take a closer look at agritourism options
Pay scale changes for Farmington city workers
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Gymnastics: Tigers third at Warm-up
Girls hockey: Shutout gets Tigers in win column
Boys basketball: Tigers use 37-12 run to top Raiders
Boys hockey: Tigers fall in SSC preview
Missota Conference fall all-conference teams
Downtown Dazzle Day returns to Farmington
Your weekend: Downtown Dazzle Day is Saturday
Looking back: Dakota County mourned the death of President Kennedy 50 years ago
Your weekend: Farmington Ground Round offers Thanksgiving meal for free
Farmington restaurant serves a free meal for holiday orphans
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Emil J. Viskocil, 98
LuVerne L. Radtke, 79
Gerald "Gerry" G. Grant, 90
Lois Mae Sivertson Ozmun, 65
Janet J. Boomgaarden, 73
Student column: It’s a shopper’s dream
Nathan's column: After a while, it grows on you
Editorial: Farmington schools aren’t afraid to innovate
Michelle's column: The Great Turkey Experiment of 2013
Letter to the editor: A purple circle surrounded by green
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September 4, 2012
Minn. pays $1.9M in subsidies in legislative races
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic legislative candidates are getting more campaign subsidies this year, thanks in part to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to forego the subsidy two years ago. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Tuesday it distributed $1.9...
September 4, 2012 - 3:37pm
September 2, 2012
Capitol Notebook: Redistricting throws voters into unknown territory
ST. PAUL – Many Minnesota voters don’t know where they are. At least, many don’t know where they live in terms of political districts after congressional, legislative and many local boundaries were redrawn earlier this year. Fewer than a quarter of Minnesotans stopping in the...
September 2, 2012 - 12:29am
August 30, 2012
Minn. panel may hold up state employee contracts
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel may put new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees on hold at a hearing on Thursday. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is scheduled to vote on the two-year contracts for the two largest state employee unions....
August 30, 2012 - 9:19am
August 27, 2012
Both sides of marriage amendment debate court Latino voters
By Sasha Aslanian, MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — Every Sunday, hundreds of people gather for the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in south Minneapolis, one of two the church holds in Spanish. A new part of the service is a marriage prayer distributed in December by...
August 27, 2012 - 11:58pm
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations? In an announcement last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied penalties against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Northstar Materials Inc., a Bemidji-based contractor, for construction stormwater violations in Koochiching County....
opinion / editorials
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm
Court says Ritchie overstepped his authority
ST. PAUL -- Legislators have the duty to write ballot titles for proposed constitutional amendments, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today, eliminating those that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rewrote earlier this year. The court also ruled that a proposal to require Minnesota...
August 27, 2012 - 2:48pm
August 25, 2012
Biden: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football; Bills supports Romney at Minnesota State Fair
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player....
August 25, 2012 - 11:47pm
$180 million heading to flood, wind storm disaster victims
By Don Davis and Jaime DeLage Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Help is on the way. The Minnesota Legislature sent that message Friday when it overwhelmingly approved spending $180 million so disaster-stricken communities can pick up the pace of recovery and make repairs they would...
August 25, 2012 - 1:13am
August 24, 2012
UPDATED: Disaster aid approved; Gauthier's conduct not addressed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly today approved $180 million for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms. The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7. The entire special session took less than two hours, and an expected House...
August 24, 2012 - 12:29pm
Special session on TV, Web
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans may follow Friday’s special session of the Legislature on the Web or the Minnesota Channel as lawmakers consider approving a disaster-relief bill. Morning committee meetings and afternoon House and Senate sessions will be aired on public television stations...
August 24, 2012 - 1:30am
August 23, 2012
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s June and July storms. Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul to approve an expected $168 million in disaster relief for floods and...
August 23, 2012 - 1:08am
Gauthier says he’s withdrawing from Minnesota House race
By Brandon Stahl Forum Communications DULUTH — After starting Wednesday by announcing that he would seek re-election, embattled Duluth Representative Kerry Gauthier ended the day by saying he wouldn’t run after all. Gauthier made both announcements to Northland’s NewsCenter...
news / region
August 23, 2012 - 1:05am
August 22, 2012
Dayton, lawmakers agree to Friday disaster session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul on Friday to approve $168 million in disaster relief for floods and other storm damage in June and July. An agreement Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders signed at 11:27 a.m. today allows no other action during the session,...
August 22, 2012 - 2:24pm
August 21, 2012
State leaders reach no decision on special legislative disaster session
By Don Davis firstname.lastname@example.org ST. PAUL – State leaders reached no decision Monday about scheduling a special legislative session to pass a disaster-relief bill, leaving unsettled whether that bill can be approved as expected on Friday. “They are still working,” said Bob...
August 21, 2012 - 12:39am
DFL House leader says Gauthier should not run
By Don Davis email@example.com ST. PAUL – The Democratic Minnesota House leader wants Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, to leave the Legislature after police reports indicate he and a teen-aged boy had oral sex at a highway rest area. “As I shared with Rep. Gauthier, I believe...
August 21, 2012 - 12:09am