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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
arts and entertainment
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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October 2, 2017
'Stork' award: Public safety recognized for help in baby's surprise home delivery in Farmington
Baby Noah Marthey squealed with delight while being held by his mother inside Farmington City Hall chambers. Maybe it was his way of thanking...
October 2, 2017 - 8:45am
September 30, 2017
An army of one: Farmington veteran Marilyn Anderson honored for volunteerism
Army veteran Marilyn Anderson of Farmington was honored with a Veterans Voices Award Sept. 11 at the University of St. Thomas Anderson Student...
September 30, 2017 - 7:03pm
September 29, 2017
The next chapter: Former teachers launch Hanappe Ranch in Castle Rock
Two former educators are sharing their story of making a change from teaching to farming. Gregg Rappe, 61, and his wife, Kerry Hanifl, 44, decided...
September 29, 2017 - 8:45am
September 28, 2017
Scares to support soldiers: Support Our Troops Haunted House returns for 15th year in Farmington
Support Our Troops Haunted House hopes to connect you with your worst nightmares at the Fright Night Resurgence in Farmington. "This year's...
September 28, 2017 - 8:45am
September 27, 2017
Farmington's Anytime Fitness upgrades technology, redesigns studio
Farmington's Anytime Fitness invested in new fitness technology to ramp up members' workouts and equip all with more detailed body information...
September 27, 2017 - 2:58pm
September 26, 2017
MnDOT: Watch for farm equipment on highways
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and...
September 26, 2017 - 8:00am
September 25, 2017
Minn. roundup: Driver pleads guilty to DWI crash that killed St. Paul singer; more state news stories
MINNEAPOLIS—An Apple Valley, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to killing a St. Paul woman in a car crash after drinking and driving last summer in Minneapolis. Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 22, to one count of criminal vehicular homicide—driving with...
September 25, 2017 - 11:05am
September 21, 2017
Council adopts 2018 preliminary levy
The Farmington City Council adopted a 2018 preliminary city budget and tax levy that projects a nearly 5 percent over the city's 2017 levy. Farmington...
September 21, 2017 - 8:45am
September 20, 2017
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Metropolitan areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin have seen significant declines in the number of impaired driving offenses, but the rate of drunken...
September 20, 2017 - 11:07am
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Bart Bartos knew he needed to stop drinking. The River Falls-area man had already been convicted 10 times of impaired driving and was beginning...
September 20, 2017 - 11:06am
Planning commission approves Aldi in Farmington
Approval for a new Aldi's grocery store is in the bag. The Farmington Planning Commission on Sept. 12 approved a site plan and conditional use...
September 20, 2017 - 9:46am
September 19, 2017
Farming the land for 150 years: Meadowbrook Farm marking sesquicentennial year
Maria Therres enjoys the sights outside her window as she lives on her family's Meadowbrook Farm. "The wildlife is amazing to see and the river...
September 19, 2017 - 8:50am
Cochran to close homeless shelter in Hastings
After two years of uncertainty, a homeless shelter for single men in Dakota County will close Dec. 1. Cochran Recovery Services in Hastings announced it will discontinue its residential housing program, citing losses of up to $80,000 per year. The move will affect 32 residents. "They'll...
September 19, 2017 - 8:00am
September 18, 2017
Farmington study estimates $10 million in building maintenance
The Farmington City Council and staff are exploring how to fund long-term deferred maintenance on city-owned buildings that total nearly $10 million. A 2017 Facility Analysis Report summarizing a building study was presented to the council recently by John McNamara of Wold Architects....
September 18, 2017 - 6:12pm
Community solar gardens rise in popularity, except with some neighbors
As popularity of community solar gardens in Minnesota rises, some who live next to the installations remain vocal with opposition to their construction....
September 18, 2017 - 8:55am