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Get ready for a haunting weekend of Halloween fun in Farmington
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River Watershed, North Creek
Farmington native to star in UW-River Falls production of "Little Shop of Horrors"
crime and courts
Swim & dive: Tigers edged by Eagan, 95-91
Football, Week 8: Tigers blank South, take 4-4 record into playoffs
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Gebremichael
PUBLIC NOTICE city farm
Wells Fargo Bank vs Rodine
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Letter: Little is more than a mayor in Lakeville
Letter: Bonar, Donnelly should be re-elected
Letter: Bonar cares about the best interests of the city
Letter: Serving the community on the school board
Letter: Doug Bonar is an asset on the city council
Real Estate Showcase
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
May 12, 2011
Rambling River Park will get new playground equipment
Something big is coming to Rambling River Park in the next couple of weeks. Before Memorial Day, a new castle will be erected in the park....
May 12, 2011 - 10:35am
May 5, 2011
Cleanup day went on despite weather
More than 200 volunteers battled the elements just so they could clean up their community Saturday morning. The annual Park and Pond Cleanup Day was marred by cold temperatures and rain Saturday, but Farmington natural resource specialist Jen Dullum said the weather didn't dampen...
May 5, 2011 - 10:05am
April 21, 2011
Farmington's park and pond cleanup is coming
In Farmington, spring cleaning isn't limited to cleaning out the house. On April 30, somewhere around 300 volunteers will spend a couple of hours outdoors, doing a little spring cleaning in Farmington's parks and around the community's ponds. For the ninth consecutive year, the...
April 21, 2011 - 9:40am
April 16, 2011
Spring cleanup is in the air
There's a pretty good chance a lot of spring cleaning will take place around Farmington this weekend. Next Saturday kicks off the annual Curbside Clean-up Days, sponsored by the city of Farmington. It's that time of year when residents haul their miscellaneous pieces of broken furniture...
April 16, 2011 - 7:30am
April 2, 2011
Free class can prepare you for spring gardening
It might be hard to plan gardening projects while snow is still on the ground, but if you ask the folks out at the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District, they'll tell you it's not impossible. The SWCD has been offering its free Blue Thumb gardening classes around the...
April 2, 2011 - 7:54am
March 24, 2011
Plans take shape for regional park in Empire
Three concept plans presented last week offer a glimpse at what the future might hold for a more than 400-acre regional park planned for Empire Township. The plans, presented to Dakota County's physical development committee, offer visions of a park with typical amenities like hiking...
March 24, 2011 - 10:10am
February 3, 2011
Farmington will celebrate snow with Saturday's SnoBlast
One day before the crowds roar at Super Bowl XLV, engines will roar in Farmington. Snowmobilers will take to the trails around town Saturday...
February 3, 2011 - 9:43am
February 1, 2011
Farmington is making progress on going green
These days, everyone seems to be talking about "going green." As the catch-phrase gradually evolves into a lifestyle, new programs are starting all the time, in hopes of helping people become more earth friendly. Now, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started a new...
February 1, 2011 - 8:02am
January 15, 2011
The Year of the Arctic Cat
Minnesota winters can get pretty long for some folks. For others, the season just isn't long enough. Around these parts, those folks would probably be snowmobilers, and many of them are members of Farmington's Sno Tiger club. Fortunately for those with sleds, the 2010-11 winter is...
January 15, 2011 - 7:42am
January 7, 2011
Recreation space has grown in the past decade
A lot of Dakota County land has disappeared under new homes over the past 10 years, but there is still plenty of open space out there for residents to explore. And the amount of land dedicated specifically to outdoor recreation is growing all the time. According to the county's 2010...
January 7, 2011 - 4:00pm