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Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
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Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
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Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
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Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Robert "Bob" Sender, 68
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Letters: What happened to local government control?; Student loan debt no laughing matter
Real Estate Showcase
April 5, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Volunteers helped military family move
To the editor: A big thank you to the volunteers from Middle Creek Vineyard Church, the Farmington High School Yellow Ribbon Chapter and the Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network who helped a military family move to Farmington. We had more than 20 wonderful volunteers who came out on...
April 5, 2012 - 11:10am
March 22, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Give to business that gives back
Many of you have heard of Shidor, the Second Hand Store in Farmington. What you may not know about it and the store's owner, Michelle Overbey, is what really makes Shidor so special. Michelle has a deep-rooted passion to help people, and Shidor makes that possible. A percentage of...
March 22, 2012 - 11:50am
February 16, 2012
Letter: A call for a new kind of princess
Take a minute to think of what beauty means to you. Does it exist on the inside or the outside? Think about Cinderella, Belle and Snow White. They're beautiful. Perfect, actually. Every little girl I've ever met wants to be a princess. They have perfect bodies, perfect teeth, smile...
February 16, 2012 - 9:58am
Letter: Boulevard tree policy is unreasonable
Why have we, as homeowners, been required to pay for and plant fairly mature boulevard trees (The mandated distance away from the street, per city building ordinance) in conjunction with building our houses here, only to have city workers blight them by indiscriminately hacking...
February 16, 2012 - 9:57am
January 26, 2012
Letter: Legislation's real goal is busting unions
State Senator Dave Thompson of Lakeville posted on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week that he intends to introduce what he is calling an "Employee Freedom Bill" as an amendment to the Minnesota's Constitution. This type of legislation has been in the works across America for...
January 26, 2012 - 10:26am
January 12, 2012
Letter: Louis Schmitz left a legacy in Farmington
To the editor, I just wanted to take a moment to thank Mr. Louis Schmitz for all he has done for my family and for all of Farmington. When we first moved to Farmington in 1981, we had a substantial financial setback. My oldest son was 10 years old and we didn't want our kids to...
January 12, 2012 - 10:41am
December 15, 2011
Letter: Dazzle Day caused problems
To the editor, On Dec. 3, our son was married. The rings were purchased from Gerster's, the rehearsal dinner was catered by Pizza Man, and the reception was held at the Grand Hall Studio. Unfortunately, the Farmington Business Association decided, with no notice to the owner of the...
December 15, 2011 - 10:09am
December 1, 2011
Letter: Bad experience at the dealership
To the editor, Last week I?went to a car dealer. I am an older woman who wanted to sell my husband's truck. At the dealer, three men looked at the truck. They wanted to buy it and we agreed on a price. One of them signed a contract and cut a check. Then he decided to cancel the deal,...
December 1, 2011 - 10:34am
November 23, 2011
Thank you: Many have helped during recovery
On behalf of Celeste, Andy, Isaac and Jonah Ask of Farmington, we wish to thank all of our families, friends, co-workers at River City Mortgage & Financial, and neighbors for your calls of concern and continued support. The food brought to our home, the continued prayers and two...
November 23, 2011 - 9:40am
November 17, 2011
Letter: Kline's claims are laughable
My response to Rep. John Kline's article, "Business regulations are a burden," is rural Minnesota laughter. Our esteemed Representative returns home (was Minnesota ever really his home) to try to pull the wool over the eyes of all us country folks in the 2nd District. We know...
November 17, 2011 - 9:43am
November 10, 2011
Thank you: Kind thoughts meant a lot
To the editor, The family of Audrey Wangen would like to express our deepest thank you for all the love and support given to mother during her illness. The wonderful donations of food, emotional support and many encouraging cards were truly appreciated. The cards especially were...
November 10, 2011 - 10:30am
October 27, 2011
Thank you: Rotary's Ramble Jam was a success
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Farmington, thank you so much to the sponsors, vendors and volunteers, and the incredible community of Farmington for your support of our fundraiser, Ramble Jam. Although this was our third year hosting a music fundraiser to support our community and...
October 27, 2011 - 9:18am
October 7, 2011
Letter: Burke should be reimbursed
To the editor, I am disappointed in the school board's decision to not reimburse Mr. Burke for his legal fees. The investigation into his alleged behaviors and threat of legal action, I am sure, caused his family significant emotional distress as well as financial distress. That...
October 7, 2011 - 12:15pm
September 15, 2011
Letter: No shame in using food shelf
To the editor, In this economy, one's situation can go south rapidly. One day you have a good job, bills are being paid, and things seem okay. All of a sudden, there is no job, collectors are calling, the kids need braces, and buying groceries is a concern. We can't make all...
September 15, 2011 - 10:32am
August 18, 2011
Letter: Where are all the flags now?
To the editor, Something has been bothering me for a while with many of the residents, not just in our own town of Farmington but also as I get out to my different appointments. The part that bothers me is, back on 9/11 you couldn't fine an American flag to buy within 50 miles from...
August 18, 2011 - 10:18am