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DNR opens new access to Vermillion River
Full speed ahead for Farmington's new school
Farmington woman sentenced in child’s daycare death
Solar panel project is in the works in Farmington
DNR opens new access to Vermillion River
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Baseball: Tiger bats spark hot start
Tennis: Nail-biter nets Tigers first win
Boys lacrosse: Tigers rally past South, fall to Park
Boys track and field: Tigers win Shakopee Invitational
Girls track and field: Relays shine at Shakopee Quad
Farmington family honored by Gov. Dayton
Your weekend: Easter Carnival is Saturday at MVES
Farmington Business Association's Easter carnival returns Saturday
Dakota County walking program pushes fitness
Organized for Farmington: April news and notes
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Jodie A. Rychwalski, 58
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Harold F. Synstelien, 82
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Cendant Mortgage vs Vetter
Michelle's column: Friendly visits at the dog park
Letter to the editor: Volunteers help nursing home run
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Editorial: Vermillion is a valuable resource
Student column: Getting attached
April 23, 2009
Bill holds tuition increases down
ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives told state-run colleges and universities to hold tuition increases to a minimum the next two years. A bill House members passed 86-46 Wednesday keeps Minnesota State Colleges and University system tuition increases to no more than 2 percent a...
April 23, 2009 - 7:32am
April 21, 2009
Coleman appeals election to high court
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman wants the state's highest court to reverse his U.S. Senate election loss. The former Republican senator appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court Monday, hoping it will overturn a special judicial panel's ruling that declared Democrat Al Franken the winner. Coleman's...
April 21, 2009 - 7:53am
Brandon's Law passes House
ST. PAUL - Brandon Swanson disappeared May 14, but his presence was felt Monday in the Minnesota Capitol. The House voted 134-0 for a bill named after Swanson. It was written to speed up searches for missing young adults. "It will mean big changes for anguished family members,"...
April 21, 2009 - 7:48am
Higher taxes on rich part of House plan
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Democrats propose increasing taxes on rich Minnesotans, smokers, drinkers, businesses that recently moved to Minnesota...
April 21, 2009 - 7:38am
April 20, 2009
Biofuel subsidies targeted in report
ST. PAUL - State payments to Minnesota ethanol producers have little impact on the industry anymore, so could be eliminated, an independent audit...
April 20, 2009 - 8:37am
DFL leaders warn Pawlenty
ST. PAUL - Minnesota DFL legislative leaders delivered a strong message to GOP Gov.
April 20, 2009 - 8:31am
Senators approve college budget cuts
ST. PAUL - State-run colleges and universities' budgets would be cut under a bill senators reluctantly passed 41-23 Friday. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system schools would receive 3 percent less in the next two-year budget than they receive now. The University of Minnesota's...
April 20, 2009 - 7:51am
Deputies go on weight patrol
WILLMAR -- It's just after 9 a.m. on a recent weekday, along County Road 2 just north of Atwater. Kandiyohi County Patrol Sgt. Matt Akerson turns on the radar in his patrol car and sees that an oncoming semi truck is going 61 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. Akerson turns the squad...
April 20, 2009 - 7:46am
Coleman relies on 'equal protection' argument
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman says a constitutional principle, ensuring all voters are treated equally, drives his continuing U.S. Senate election...
April 20, 2009 - 7:27am
White House connection: Bemidji dog half-sister of Obama family dog
A Bemidji family has a White House canine connection. Ruby, a 2-year-old Portuguese water dog owned by Julie Quanrud and her husband, Ric Meixell,...
April 20, 2009 - 7:23am
April 17, 2009
Senate backs harassment policy
ST. PAUL - Bullying and other types of harassment would not be tolerated in Minnesota schools under a bill senators tentatively approved Thursday. On a 43-22 vote, the Senate approved a bill requiring school boards to adopt a policy that prohibits harassment. The policy applies to...
April 17, 2009 - 7:29am
Court budget means 'service reduction'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators are considering increasing court fees nearly $36 million to prevent deep budget cuts for the courts system, but a leading judge and the senator in charge of judicial spending say the budget still would be too small. "They are moving in the right direction,"...
April 17, 2009 - 7:24am
April 13, 2009
Outdoors spending plans taking shape
ST. PAUL -- An influx of dedicated state tax revenue leads outdoors enthusiasts to believe a logjam of Minnesota natural resources projects will...
outdoors / sports
April 13, 2009 - 7:58am
Budget problem 'sinking in slowly'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are a month away from their deadline to send all tax and budget bills to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, but there is a doubt whether Minnesotans understand the state faces a serious budget problem. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud,...
April 13, 2009 - 7:49am
April 10, 2009
New UMD program now pays for students' birth control
A new state program at the University of Minnesota Duluth has begun picking up the tab for low-income students' birth control needs. UMD health services nurse-practitioner Sharon Anderson said she was bothered by having to send some students to Planned Parenthood earlier this year,...
April 10, 2009 - 9:51am