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Early-childhood education money in dispute
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Erosion work on Vermillion River will close section of bike trail in July
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Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
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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
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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
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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
July 8, 2011
Q and A: Busy days at the municipal pool
If there was one place that was pretty popular during last week's hot weather, it was the Farmington outdoor pool. The pool is open seven days a week, 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., for open swim. They offer two-week session swimming lessons Monday through Thursday, and hold water aerobics...
July 8, 2011 - 7:09am
July 5, 2011
Survey wants to know: How much do you know about the Vermillion River?
The Vermillion River is just a fact of life when you live in Farmington. It shimmies through the midsection of the county. It spills over the shores in the spring and after heavy rainfalls. It's even got a pretty good reputation as a trout stream. But the Vermillion River and its...
July 5, 2011 - 10:15am
June 26, 2011
Nature gets a helping hand to restore habitat along the Vermillion
A stretch of the Vermillion River in Empire Township is returning to its natural shape with a little help from the Minnesota Department of Natural...
June 26, 2011 - 7:02am
June 17, 2011
Vermillion River trout migration set for Saturday afternoon
A group of Vermillion River trout will get a new home this weekend thanks to a group of volunteers. The volunteer crew, led by the Friends of the Mississippi River, will spend time Saturday afternoon moving the fish from the current path of the river to a remeandered route designed...
June 17, 2011 - 1:23pm