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Downtown block party returns Saturday
Local leaders pitch Farmington as site of special legislative session
Arson investigation leads police to stolen property
Plans moving forward for new hotel
New regional park nearly ready for public
crime and courts
For football teams, work starts early
VFW baseball: Streaking into sub-sections
Legion baseball: Post 189 wins three at Gopher Classic
VFW 7662 baseball walks off with win
Farmington American Legion baseball: Rout ends 3-game skid
Relay for Life is full of stories
Your weekend: Block party, car show is Saturday
True blue (and pink) fundraising in Farmington
Farmington Food Shelf is looking for fresh greens
Farmington man's publishing dream comes true with a little help
arts and entertainment
Clara J. Vetell, 91
Michael I. Elvestad, 60
Irven K. Parker, 75
Tyrone Charles Yule, 71
Lucille M. Gergen, 91 1/2
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Nash
ADV FOR BIDS City of Farmington
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Kahle
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Lang
Wells Fargo Bank vs Pelton
Nathan's column: There’s no accounting for taste
Nathan's column: It’s salad days on the Internet
Michelle's column: It’s important to take a break sometimes
Nathan's column: Manipulation between friends
Letter to the editor: Faith Church congregation left out again
August 5, 2012
Preserved scrapbooks will be on display at the Dakota County Fair
It took more than five years of cutting, taping and standing over copy machines, but the members of a genealogy group based at Dakota City Heritage...
August 5, 2012 - 7:59am
August 3, 2012
New owners set to take over Farmington American Legion this week
The Farmington American Legion building will get a new name this week, but bigger changes than that will have to wait for at least a little while....
August 3, 2012 - 7:55am
Farmington's outdoor pool is nearing end of lifespan
Even though the Farmington outdoor pool is a pretty happening place this summer, it won't be long before the list of things that "should" be done at the pool crosses over the line to things that "need to" be done. Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad gives it five...
August 3, 2012 - 7:46am
July 29, 2012
Looking Back: Girl, 12, was caught setting fires at an area farm 100 years ago
50 years ago From the July 26, 1962 edition of the Farmington Independent Council OKs Dalaska dump site, Empire Farmington's city council has arrived at a deal with Henry Dalaska of Empire Village for a new village dump site in a Vermillion township woods. The agreement is...
July 29, 2012 - 7:37am
Dakota County students explored D.C.
Five students from local high schools in and around Dakota Electric Association's service territory recently returned from a trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. Dakota Electric's students joined more than 1,500 students from across the nation (37 total from Minnesota) for the 48th...
business / / education
July 29, 2012 - 7:36am
July 27, 2012
Farmington breeders are among the best
The puppies Lynn Brady and Connie Townsend hold in their arms look a little bit like what might happen if a polar bear mated with a cotton ball....
July 27, 2012 - 7:19am
July 26, 2012
Dylan Johnson is the Honorary Caregiver for this year's Relay for Life
For Dylan Johnson helping his mom through her battle with breast cancer was just what he had to do. For a year he helped change her bandages, feed her and kept her company during her chemotherapy appointments. "He did everything for me," said Dylan's mom, Kim Johnson. For his efforts,...
July 26, 2012 - 1:22pm
Relay for Life: Farmington couple battles cancer together
Pete and Judy Chown have been through a lot together in 43 years of marriage. They've raised a family and built a life, and for the last six...
July 26, 2012 - 1:19pm
July 19, 2012
Farmington Business Association doubles down on parties
Farmington businesses are teaming up to throw a couple of big parties this weekend, and everyone in town is invited. The weekend of block parties will kick off Thursday at the Tamarack Ridge shopping center, then move downtown Saturday for a day of activities that will include a...
news / business /
July 19, 2012 - 7:13am
After long wait, Farmington Area Veterans Memorial nears reality
It's hard to tell who will take the most satisfaction as they lift shovels full of soil from the ground Friday and ceremonially begin construction on a veterans' memorial for Farmington. It's been more than eight years since a small committee started work on the memorial. Come Friday,...
July 19, 2012 - 7:06am
Farmington Fire Department struggles to retain members
Finding new recruits to join the Farmington Fire Department is fairly easy. Most of the time, several apply just for one or two positions. Keeping those recruits for more than five years, though, seems to be a problem. The Farmington Fire Department is currently running about three...
July 19, 2012 - 7:04am
March 6, 2010
Township elections are Tuesday
Election season is here again. At least it is if you live in Castle Rock, Empire or Eureka township. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at each of the respective town halls. While none of the townships has a town question on the ballot, two of the three have...
news / government
March 6, 2010 - 7:18am
March 3, 2010
City administrator gets passing grades
Moving in to his fourth year with the city of Farmington, city administrator Peter Herlofsky seems to be doing just what he's expected to. According to the results of his recent performance review, Herlofsky is meeting the expectations of the five Farmington City Council members....
news / government
March 3, 2010 - 2:03pm
February 9, 2010
Last group of Red Bulls returns today
The last group of 34th Infantry Division soldiers will return from a year-long deployment today. The group returned to the Rosemount Community...
February 9, 2010 - 9:32am
January 11, 2010
Two charged with DWI
Gregory Young told the deputy he was in a hurry to pick up a stranded friend. The deputy told Young he shouldn't be on the road at all. The Dakota County Attorney's office charged the 30-year-old Hugo resident last week with second degree driving while impaired after he was stopped...
crime and courts / news
January 11, 2010 - 5:02pm