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May 16, 2013
Editorial: Community gardens do good for many
A garden can be a wonderful thing. It is a way to get outside, to connect with the Earth, to bring more healthful foods into your day-to-day diet. It can also be much more than that, a fact that is becoming clearer all the time in Farmington and Rosemount. The trend started a few...
May 16, 2013 - 1:35pm
May 11, 2013
Column: A pretty good staycation
I have decided staycations are one of the best options out there when it comes to taking time off from work. Granted, I really enjoy going to northern Minnesota, or heading to another state for sun or time with extended family. But trips like that mean planning, packing, spending...
May 11, 2013 - 7:05am
May 10, 2013
Letter to the editor: Democrats pulled a bait and switch
To the editor In February 2010 I made the decision to run for state Senate. That same year, Mark Dayton was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tom Emmer was the Republican nominee. Dayton campaigned on a "tax the rich" mantra that was picked up by Democratic legislative candidates...
May 10, 2013 - 2:02pm
Letter to the editor: Tree trimming went too far
To the editor, My wife and I moved to Farmington about 12 years ago. When we bought our home on Embry Avenue the Ash tree in the front yard was about eight feet tall and pretty much a whip. Fast forward and this tree was now to the point that it was giving us some privacy from the...
May 10, 2013 - 1:58pm
May 9, 2013
Column: Still committed to your city
It's been two months now since we combined the two newspapers we produce in this office. That's 10 issues and counting of combined Farmington and Rosemount news, and one comment we have heard multiple times from our readers. "There's too much Rosemount news," the Farmington readers...
May 9, 2013 - 10:32am
Editorial: Do good from the comfort of home
Food drives don't get much easier than the one that will take place this weekend in Farmington, Rosemount and cities all across the country. Depending on where your mailbox is, you might not even have to leave your house. The impact can be significant, though. Each year mail carriers...
May 9, 2013 - 10:31am
May 5, 2013
Column: Spring fashion, Farmington-style
We finally beat winter. In one single week, the swirling snow of an impromptu blizzard gave way to toasty 70-degree sun. Without the constant grind of ice and slush, we suddenly have nothing to complain about. The birds returned to the pond behind my house well before the weather...
May 5, 2013 - 7:01am
May 2, 2013
Column: My job is worse than your job
Plenty of people think they have a lousy job. They daydream about winning the lottery or about writing the Great American Novel or, if the research I did for last week's column is any indication, about finding a generous sugar daddy to keep them in the manner to which they would like...
May 2, 2013 - 10:00am
Editorial: Farmington citywide cleanup is a good community event
There was some concern in recent weeks about what our extended winter weather might mean for Farmington's annual park and pond cleanup event. Would people sign up, knowing it was possible the trash they were meant to collect would be buried under snowdrifts? Would everyone need to...
May 2, 2013 - 9:59am
April 27, 2013
Column: Reconsidering the benefits of a window with a view
There was a time when I fought tooth and nail to keep my desk in front of the big picture window at the front of our office. For those unfamiliar with our office, the front of our building is mostly one big window. I'm rather fond of natural light, and when we moved here, the idea...
April 27, 2013 - 7:33am
April 25, 2013
Column: Learning a sweet lesson
You can learn a lot when you work for a newspaper. You learn things that interest you. You learn things that are of value to your readers. You also learn things just because some public relations person somewhere got ahold of your email address. It's the professional equivalent...
April 25, 2013 - 12:46pm
April 20, 2013
Column: Need for Speed? Mary finds a way to impose limits
It's been a snowy week in Farmington. Returning geese are flocking to the ponds and lakes, but since the water is still frozen from our extended winter, the birds are awkwardly standing on the ice instead of swimming. As I drove north yesterday on Pilot Knob, through Apple Valley,...
April 20, 2013 - 7:54am
April 18, 2013
Column: For one weekend, winter won
Were they interested in such things -- and I honestly can't imagine why they would be -- historians might record last weekend as the precise point when this seemingly never-ending winter finally broke my spirit. As the time I finally threw up my arms (metaphorically) and shut myself...
April 18, 2013 - 10:56am
April 13, 2013
Student column: There is no escaping change
Change can either be a good thing, or a bad thing. Life teaches you that. If life is throwing you some hard obstacles, it can be hard to decide what to do. For example, if you know you should study for a test but you also want to hang out with your friends. On the other hand, some...
April 13, 2013 - 7:12am
April 12, 2013
Column: How social networks can bring a lost dog home
A few weeks back, my pooch and I were on a walk around our neighborhood. We were about two blocks from home when this little beagle trotted up, seemingly out of nowhere. Rissa is a friendly girl, and she really likes to greet other dogs, so she pulled and pulled to get to this beagle....
April 12, 2013 - 10:03am