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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Lost cow finds owner through social media
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Construction crews hit gas line in new housing development
crime and courts
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Volleyball: Tigers earn first title at home invite
Cross country: Fenske, Peterson 1-2 at Applejack
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
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
US Federal Credit Union vs Weidner
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Aura
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Hanson
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Jarvis
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Wimberly
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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November 24, 2010
Visions of a greener future for county
It will take years to come to fruition but eventually residents will be able to walk, bike or run around Dakota County. With the help of cities within it, county planners have put together a plan to interconnect green areas countywide. The plan, called the Greenway Collaborative,...
November 24, 2010 - 10:53am
November 22, 2010
(Update) Deer numbers down in Pierce County, up in west-central Wisconsin
Preliminary totals of the first two days of the gun-deer season show a slight decline in harvest totals for Pierce County but a slight uptick in harvest numbers across the west-central part of the state. According to the west-central office of the DNR, the 19-county west central...
November 22, 2010 - 1:01pm
November 18, 2010
Plan for Vermillion River corridor moves ahead
The future of the Vermillion River corridor is starting to take shape. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a plan Nov. 2 that sets some goals for improving water quality, restoring natural habitat and increasing access to the river for recreation. Now, the county is...
November 18, 2010 - 10:07am
November 13, 2010
There was plenty of grumbling when the first flakes started falling Friday night, but not everybody was upset to see the first real evidence...
November 13, 2010 - 5:02pm
October 8, 2010
City's green team cleans up the streets
In the past decade, cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28 percent, yet cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and...
October 8, 2010 - 10:59am
September 27, 2010
Column: Nature's first hue is gold
The first hints of autumn are showing in Farmington. The breeze is crisp. A few of the trees are dipped in gold or crimson. In the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost wrote, "Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold." The fall sunrises are first tinged with gold,...
September 27, 2010 - 7:49am
September 23, 2010
Oh, you stinker: Skunk causes a stir downtown
An apparently lost skunk sent some people running and had a few others trying to herd it out of town when it wandered downtown around 5 p.m....
September 23, 2010 - 5:10pm
A new castle on the banks of the Vermillion
Hear ye, hear ye, all young kings and queens of Farmington! Come next summer, a new kingdom awaits ye. The kingdom will be the royal Rambling...
September 23, 2010 - 9:30am
September 17, 2010
Snowmobile club's winter expo is Saturday
As the weather turns cooler and winter starts to once again seem like an inevitability, there's at least one group of Farmington residents that couldn't be happier. While many Farmington residents are savoring onset of autumn, the Farmington Sno Tigers will celebrate Sept. 18 in...
September 17, 2010 - 1:57pm
September 9, 2010
Draft plan finished for Vermillion River corridor
Dakota County is still putting together its plan for the future of the Vermillion River corridor, but a draft released recently makes one thing clear: The county doesn't plan to do anything alone. The first of the guiding principles listed in the 101-page draft plan states that protecting...
September 9, 2010 - 10:25am
September 2, 2010
Residents happy with parks as they are
Farmington residents appear to be happy with the parks and trails they have, but uninterested in paying more taxes to expand their options. The city's parks system got generally good marks on a resident survey conducted this summer. 74 percent of residents reported using the city's...
September 2, 2010 - 7:35am
City project was the source of cloudy water in Vermillion
Dewatering work being done to allow the reconstruction of Walnut Street has been identified as the cause of cloudy water discovered earlier this...
September 2, 2010 - 7:33am
August 16, 2010
The bigger, the better
Stroll through the Horticulture building at the Dakota County Fair this week, and there's one thing you won't see: any of the large, ripe vegetables...
August 16, 2010 - 10:40am
August 12, 2010
Two jobs, two very different sides of the same person
There's not a lot of common ground between bank balances and blacksmiths' anvils. Dealing with one is a mostly mental pursuit, the other mostly...
August 12, 2010 - 10:47am
August 11, 2010
Off the lawn and into the pit
Garden tractors have long been useful tools for hacking away at overgrown lawns, but at this year's Dakota County Fair the normally peaceful...
August 11, 2010 - 3:21pm