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November 15, 2013
Michelle's column: Something special in Farmington
I felt a little out of sorts Monday. It was Veterans Day, and I was sitting at my desk all day, instead of spending time with Farmington’s veterans. It was unsettling for me. This year is the first I can remember when the American Legion and VFW didn’t have a Veterans Day breakfast...
November 15, 2013 - 2:23pm
November 14, 2013
Nathan's column: Squatting for the Olympic spirit
With the 2014 Winter Olympics — official motto: Everybody’s Second-Favorite Olympics — just a few months away, it seems like everybody’s getting into the spirit. The Olympic torch is making its way around the world and even into space on its way to Sochi, Russia. Athletes...
November 14, 2013 - 2:49pm
Editorial: ‘Guardian angel’ worth emulating
North Trail Elementary School principal Steven Geis has a problem when he talks to other principals about the guardian angel who has adopted his school. Inevitably, the people in his audience want to know how they can go about recruiting their own guardian angel. And Geis doesn’t...
November 14, 2013 - 2:41pm
November 7, 2013
Student column: Getting ready for finals
First day of school: Two months ago. MEA break: Come and gone. Halloween: Over. First trimester of the school year: Three weeks left. Why is it that time always flies by so fast? It seems like just yesterday I was getting ready for my first day of sophomore year. Now we are already...
November 7, 2013 - 11:56am
Letter to the editor: Opposed to boundary plan
To the editor, I am a 12-year resident of Tamarack Estates neighborhood and I am very saddened by recent proposals made by Farmington Public School Attendance Area Committee. Within three different options, my street and my children will not remain at their current elementary...
November 7, 2013 - 11:51am
Nathan's column: Bring on basketball season
It’s been a rough run of things for men’s sports teams in Minnesota. The Lynx have won two WNBA titles in three years, and the Gopher women’s hockey team might not lose again until global warming forces everyone to switch to roller hockey. But the XY set? Things are not nearly...
November 7, 2013 - 11:49am
Editorial: Patriotic Day is worth celebrating
Farmington’s annual Patriotic Day celebration is a pretty remarkable event. At its core, it’s an opportunity for a community to pay tribute to its veterans, but it’s a lot more than that. The event does a lot to bring Farmington residents together. It includes a free community...
November 7, 2013 - 11:46am
November 1, 2013
Michelle's column: Technologically savvy, one step at a time
I’m a little bit excited about my new phone. Now I just have to figure out how to use it. Monday was my birthday. I worked a half day, then took the late afternoon off so The Beau and I could celebrate. Well, honestly, “observe” may be more like it. “Celebrate” is...
November 1, 2013 - 10:49am
October 31, 2013
Nathan's column: Sexiness is mother of invention
Some people worry the United States has lost its ability innovate. That we no longer chase scientific advances or other breakthroughs the way we once did. That we are being left behind by more ambitious nations. Generally, that we’d rather kick back with some corn chips and a...
October 31, 2013 - 2:35pm
October 25, 2013
Student column: Why the rush to grow up?
Growing up is typically something that young kids look forward to. They want to have more freedom. Hanging out with your friends without your parents having to set up your “play date,” getting your license and being able to drive yourself places and being a cool high school student...
October 25, 2013 - 11:38am
October 24, 2013
Nathan's column: Wrap your arms around this
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I am not a fan of recreational hugging. There are people I don’t mind wrapping my arms around, even some I enjoy embracing. As a general rule, though, I like my personal space. All of which means I fall somewhere well outside the target market...
October 24, 2013 - 5:05pm
October 10, 2013
Student column: A lot to like about autumn
It is now October and it’s finally starting to feel like the beginning of fall. Students are getting used to the new school year and things are finally getting back into a regular routine. Fall is one of the most enjoyed seasons for a variety of reasons. Some people claim they...
October 10, 2013 - 2:01pm
Nathan's column: Tales of some sexy beasts
I try not to get too involved in other people’s matters of personal preference. Some people like spicy food. Others need to chug a glass of water after eating a slice of pepper jack cheese. Some enjoy TV shows about spoiled housewives. Others watch documentaries. I don’t judge. Like,...
October 10, 2013 - 1:33pm
Editorial: City-run liquor stores benefit Farmington
There was debate a while back about the value of Farmington’s city government staying in the liquor business. The city’s two stores were struggling to turn a decent profit, and at least a few city council members wanted to close their doors and open the local liquor market to...
October 10, 2013 - 1:28pm
September 26, 2013
Editorial: Farm classes have a place in Farmington
There’s no denying Farmington’s agricultural heritage. It’s right there in the name. The city grew up in part around rich farming soil, and while much of that farmland disappeared beneath housing developments during the building boom that hit the area several years ago — planted...
September 26, 2013 - 2:15pm