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Minnesota roundup: Burglars swipe $30K in tools from St. Paul school's auto shop, principal's car
Fun for food at Games for Change
City starts process to fill council vacancy
New cameras effective in deterring vandalism
Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
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Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
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
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
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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
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December 26, 2016
Silent killer: Experts warn of risks, symptoms of carbon monoxide following Vergas death
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Known by many as a "silent killer," carbon monoxide, a tasteless, colorless, odorless gas, tends to strike, poisoning...
December 26, 2016 - 5:30am
November 16, 2016
New e-notification program let's residents get city info by email
If you've ever wrestled your recycling bin out to the curb, only to look around and notice that none of your neighbors have theirs out, the city of Farmington's new e-notification program may be just what you need. Residents who enroll online by providing an email address can get...
November 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
September 20, 2016
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is about to increase its campaign warning about the dangers of pain killers known as opioids. State officials also plan to work with medical and pharmaceutical professionals about the risks of overprescribing the drugs. The state announced Monday, Sept....
September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage
ST. PAUL — A new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hillary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the...
September 20, 2016 - 6:00am
September 19, 2016
Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by 'soldier'
ST. CLOUD, Minn. --- A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism. The man, who was wearing...
September 19, 2016 - 10:16am
September 18, 2016
Suspect dead, 8 injured after mall stabbings in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 10:52am
September 1, 2016
Does Gov. Dayton talk to farmers enough?
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—First it was an effort to keep agriculture runoff out of the state's waters by the use of plant buffers, then last...
September 1, 2016 - 3:32pm
December 30, 2015
Our favorite things: A look back at some of our favorite stories from 2015
A lot happens in a given year in a city like Farmington, and it's only natural at this time of year to take a look back. We've never liked to...
December 30, 2015 - 1:17pm
July 16, 2015
Longtime middle school principal Donald Meyers dies
Donald Meyers had a reputation as a good leader, a supportive boss and the kind of principal who made the teachers and other staff members working...
July 16, 2015 - 9:25am
June 12, 2015
Woman charged with theft of medication
A 29-year-old Apple Valley woman has been charged with felony theft and drug possession for allegedly stealing medication from a Farmington care facility. Farmington police started investigating Jacqueline Ann Whitney in January after the facility medication shortages. Whitney was...
News/crime and courts
June 12, 2015 - 10:37am
May 21, 2015
Farmington budget gets good marks
For the last seven years, Farmington has been living paycheck to paycheck. 2014 was the first year the city did not have to borrow from other internal funds to pay for its operating expenses, said Robin Hanson, financial director. “It’s a big deal,” she said. “The city has...
May 21, 2015 - 9:27am
May 19, 2015
Updated: Board finalizes Dakota County CDA executive director's termination
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his...
May 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
May 15, 2015
Editorial: Your newspaper, direct to your inbox
We put a lot of work into this newspaper every week, and we like to know people are reading it. It used to be a pretty simple transaction. We’d print the paper and deliver it to readers’ mailboxes, and they’d sit down to read it. The growing prominence of the Internet has...
May 15, 2015 - 9:53am
May 8, 2015
Police offer tips to protect summer fun
Area police departments including Rosemount, Farmington and Apple Valley, joined forces to make a video offering summer safety tips. The 28-minute video, the latest edition of Valley Beat, gives local residents tips on how to stay safe from accidents and crime during the summer. The...
News/crime and courts
May 8, 2015 - 2:51pm
November 17, 2014
FHS presents Urinetown, a play to challenge students
Farmington High School teacher Maria Capecchi likes to challenge her students. She’s carrying that through to her drama students, too, as they...
November 17, 2014 - 12:08pm