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City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
National Night Out coming up Tuesday
Sammlar attends educational summit
crime and courts
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Lawrence
Mortgages Unlimited, vs Hernandez
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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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
July 24, 2012
Off-leash park an oasis for dog owners
Bouncing through the trees at Dakota Woods Dog Park, the sun beams off of Lucy's golden fur. Lucy and her owner, Deborah Lindberg, are regulars...
July 24, 2012 - 7:08am
June 28, 2012
Farmington School District may partner to preserve land
The first piece of land the Farmington School District bought as the site of a new high school isn't likely to see a school building anytime soon, and if the district agrees to a proposal made Monday by Dakota County and the Southern Dakota County Sportsmen's Club, there are parts...
June 28, 2012 - 7:05am
June 1, 2012
Kids' shooting events return starting Saturday
On Saturday morning, assuming trends hold, a hundred or more boys and girls will pick up a rifle or a shotgun or a bow and arrow and see what...
June 1, 2012 - 7:51am
March 29, 2012
Editorial: Protecting Vermillion is everyone's job
The Vermillion River is one of the most valuable resources the city of Farmington has available to it. It is a rarity, a trophy trout stream located within easy driving distance of a major metropolitan area. During trout season, it draws anglers from all over the Twin Cities. That...
March 29, 2012 - 10:53am
Watershed management organization will watch for impacts of diesel leak
It's too soon to tell just what kind of effect last week's diesel spill will have on the habitat in the Vermillion River, but watershed specialist Travis Thiel is optimistic about the river's future. Thiel works with the Vermillion River Watershed Management Organization. He was...
March 29, 2012 - 10:20am
February 2, 2012
New regional park finally has a name
Considered from the outside, the name is deceptively simple. Whitetail Woods Regional Park. But those four words, the name of a planned Dakota County Regional Park in Empire Township, are the result of a process that stretches back more than a year.
February 2, 2012 - 9:51am
December 29, 2011
Signs are up around Farmington to mark the city's snowmobile trails, but so far this winter conditions have been more favorable to bikers and joggers than it has to anyone who needs snow for their recreational activities. The trail system in the Farmington area is maintained by the...
December 29, 2011 - 3:41pm
Dakota County seeks comments on planned regional park in Empire Township
Dakota County is looking for your opinion on a new 456-acre regional park in in Empire Township. County staff will use those comments to create...
December 29, 2011 - 10:26am
October 13, 2011
Letter: What's with all the litter?
To the editor, We moved here two years ago from a beautiful, neighboring state. We had visited Minnesota numerous times and knew well of its reputation for beautiful lakes and a citizenry which enjoyed the great outdoors year-round. So it was quite a shock for us when we first used...
October 13, 2011 - 10:28am
August 29, 2011
Saturday at the Slough
A few raindrops aside, Saturday was a warm and sunny late-summer day in Farmington, a good day for a walk through the Big Slough. The restored...
August 29, 2011 - 9:38am
July 14, 2011
Dakota County's greenway trail network takes shape
Someday, Farmington families could well hop on bicycles and ride a paved trail all the way to the Minnesota Zoo.
July 14, 2011 - 10:05am