Skip to main content
Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
crime and courts
Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
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
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Shaboldin
BIDS FIRE ALARM SCHOOL
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Hanson
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Boyd
3 PUBLIC HEARINGS
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
Real Estate Showcase
December 23, 2015
Don't count on skating outside this Christmas
The Farmington and Rosemount parks departments put opening dates on their website each year for their outdoor ice rinks. But those dates are never really more than somebody’s best guess. To make ice, you need cold. And predicting what the weather is going to do in Minnesota is never...
December 23, 2015 - 9:54am
November 7, 2015
Vermillion River benefits from grassroots restoration group
On Oct. 24, more than 100 volunteers gathered to cut and remove buckthorn along the south branch of the Vermillion River, near Highway 52 and...
November 7, 2015 - 6:14am
October 8, 2015
Vermillion River management plan is available for review
The draft version of a plan that will guide the next 10 years of protection and restoration efforts on and around the Vermillion River is available to the public now. The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization released the draft plan Oct. 1 for a required 60-day review...
October 8, 2015 - 10:59am
August 14, 2015
Editorial: Expand fishing options on the Vermillion
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a change to fishing rules on the Vermillion River. They hope to draw more people to the aquatic and wildlife management areas near Farmington. We think it’s a great idea. The DNR has put a lot of time and effort into...
August 14, 2015 - 10:28am
August 6, 2015
Deputies rescue horses stuck in the mud at Whitetail Woods
Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies, park rangers, DNR staff and others conducted a three-hour rescue operation Wednesday afternoon to free three...
August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
July 16, 2015
Study identifies pollution in the Vermillion River
A report completed earlier this year by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has identified water-quality issues including bacteria, sediment...
July 16, 2015 - 9:38am
July 9, 2015
Two local plots are on Dakota County Master Gardener tour
Dakota County Master Gardeners are opening their gardens for guests to share and enjoy in Farmington, Apple Valley, Hastings, West Saint Paul and South Saint Paul from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 18. A master gardener will be present at each garden to give tours and answer questions....
July 9, 2015 - 8:55am
July 2, 2015
FHS students get lessons in the outdoors
It was not always smooth when a group of Farmington High School students, teachers and administrators headed into the Boundary Waters late last...
July 2, 2015 - 10:18am
June 25, 2015
Dakota County trail extension still causing concern
Last spring, a handful of landowners near Spring Lake Park fought Dakota County in meetings, behind closed doors and in court. The county wanted...
June 25, 2015 - 9:14am
June 19, 2015
Whitetail Woods has proved popular
It doesn’t seem to matter when Steve Sullivan visits Whitetail Woods Park. He always finds cars in the parking lot. Early on a weekend morning?...
Life/arts and entertainment
June 19, 2015 - 11:52am
June 4, 2015
Editorial: Get out and explore this summer
Seniors graduate from Farmington and Rosemount high schools this week. Summer is officially under way, and things are about to get busy around here. Farmington’s Dew Days, filled with bed races, rib cookoffs and more, is just 12 days away. The Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Art...
June 4, 2015 - 1:23pm
January 13, 2013
Reservations, ski passes now available for Dakota County parks
The start of the winter season means Dakota County parks are taking registrations for reservations and selling passes for cross country skiing. A cross country ski pass is required for all skiers 18 and older on Dakota County trails. The ski pass is required for country ski and ski...
January 13, 2013 - 7:53am
November 29, 2012
Parkland named for Farmington's first parks director
Former Farmington parks and recreation director Jim Bell remembers well negotiating the purchase of a large chunk of parkland north of 195th...
November 29, 2012 - 10:19am
August 23, 2012
Girls night out with guns
There were a lot of sounds Saturday afternoon at the Dakota County Gun Club. There was the pop of pistols, the comparatively quiet report of...
August 23, 2012 - 10:48am
August 10, 2012
Plan for Empire Township park comes into focus
Art, food production and unique camping cabins are the focus of a plan for the first phase of a new Dakota County Park that will start to take...
August 10, 2012 - 10:38am