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Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Planning commission approves Aldi in Farmington
Farming the land for 150 years: Meadowbrook Farm marking sesquicentennial year
Cochran to close homeless shelter in Hastings
crime and courts
Cross-country: Farmington teams take third
Tigers' soccer teams go 3-3-1 in busy week
Rosemount volleyball battles pair of ranked teams
Farmington football struggles against Lakeville North
Farmington girls' tennis improves as conference play starts
Historic home tour planned Sept. 24 in Red Wing
PHOTOS: Ramble Jam entertains in Farmington
Head injuries and fall sports: How to protect young athletes
Sunshine Foundation grants Farmington teen a Dream Wish Trip to New York City
Farmington Library events Sept. 7-15
arts and entertainment
Farmington Sch Dist 192 RFP Snow Removal
Empire Twp PHN 100317 Various Zoning Items
US Bank v Druscilla Warrington
Castle Rock Twp 092517 PHN Ordinance Amendment
Federal National Mort. Assoc. v An Thai Tran
Marjorie J. Hennek, 80
Cassandra "Sandy" Kaufman, 54
Sharon K. Mingo, 72
Randy O. Kinkle, 59
Letter to the editor: Money, regulations don’t solve problems
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
Letter: Imagining city without its pool
Chuck Brooks: Take advantage of many RHS 100th events
Editorial cartoon by Steve Anderson
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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?...
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
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