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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
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
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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Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
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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March 8, 2010
Three firefighters get minor injuries extinguishing garage fire
Three Farmington fire fighters received slight burns March 5 while attacking a garage fire on the 6900 block of 200th St. Names of the injured...
March 8, 2010 - 10:20am
March 7, 2010
Eureka man charged with assault
A 25-year-old Lakeville man faces felony domestic assault charges after a Feb. 20 fight in which he reportedly dragged his mother around a gravel parking area and punched and choked his father. The Dakota County Sheriff's Department responded Feb. 20 to a report of an assault in...
crime and courts/News
March 7, 2010 - 2:23pm
March 4, 2010
Boys hockey: North blocks tourney road
For the fourth straight year Farmington bowed out against Lakeville North in the Section 1AA Tournament. But for head coach Keith Revels, there...
March 4, 2010 - 2:02pm
March 1, 2010
State cuts will affect county budget
It is looking bad, and it is probably going to get worse. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal to balance the state's budget would have significant impact on Dakota County, finance director Matt Smith told the Dakota County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
March 1, 2010 - 6:50am
February 28, 2010
Klima takes sixth at state
Farmington High School junior Terra Klima made the Tigers' return to the state gymnastics tournament a successful one, finishing sixth Saturday...
February 28, 2010 - 9:10am
Special operations team is there when you need them
It's not every day local fire and rescue personnel come across a man buried in corn or a hazardous Mercury spill, but when they do, they know...
February 28, 2010 - 8:49am
February 25, 2010
Teaming up to make prom season more affordable
With dresses, tuxedos, limos and flowers to think of, prom season can be an expensive time for teenagers. But this year two Farmington businesses...
February 25, 2010 - 12:46pm
Chief deputy will fill in for departing sheriff
In the end there was no surprise appointment. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, on a unanimous vote,...
February 25, 2010 - 12:42pm
Candidates line up to replace Pariseau
At least four Republican candidates are competing to replace retiring Minnesota Senator Pat Pariseau in District 36. No Democrats have formally filed, but District 36 DFL representative Steve Quist said in an e-mail Monday at least one person has expressed interest and the district...
February 25, 2010 - 11:24am
Senator set to step down
After more than two decades, Pat Pariseau is making this session her last. Pariseau, the Farmington resident who has represented the area in...
February 25, 2010 - 11:22am
Arena proposal intrigues EDA
It's like the "Field of Dreams" quote: If you build it, they will come. That's the philosophy behind a proposal by John Colby, manager of The Colby Group, for a development that includes an ice arena, hotel and more. The idea has Farmington Economic Development Authority intrigued. Colby's...
February 25, 2010 - 11:19am
February 24, 2010
Prosecution down for juveniles, up for adults
The city of Farmington got mixed results in the adult and juvenile crime statistics released this month by the Dakota County Attorney's office. The number of adults charged with felony-level offenses increased by 58 percent -- from 26 prosecutions in 2008 to 41 last year -- but...
crime and courts/News
February 24, 2010 - 7:31am
February 23, 2010
County appoints chief deputy to serve as interim sheriff
In the end there was no surprise appointment. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, on a unanimous vote, appointed Dakota County Chief Deputy Dave Bellows sheriff, replacing Don Gudmundson, whose resignation is effective Sunday. The board also...
crime and courts
February 23, 2010 - 10:27am
February 22, 2010
Pariseau will retire after 21 years in state Senate; 3 have filed to replace her
State Senator Pat Pariseau (R - Farmington) will step down as the Senator from the 36th district after serving seven terms in the Minnesota Senate....
February 22, 2010 - 9:11am
February 20, 2010
Senior apartments turn to assisted living to draw residents
Rich Ludwig hopes the promise of a little extra assistance will be good for business at Trinity Terrace. On Jan. 4 the senior apartment building,...
February 20, 2010 - 3:30pm