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Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Food seized from Minnesota warehouse due to infestation of rodents, birds and insects
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Forty-seven finish Grandma's Marathon
Youth sports: 11AAA second at Shakopee; 9AAA first at Woodbury; Rosemount U10 win Bait Bucket; 8U softball first in Rosemount
TPC Twin Cities may land PGA event
Girls lacrosse: Tigers finish fourth in first state appearance
State softball: Frost's walk-off blast gives Tigers 4A state title
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Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
PHOTOS: 326 do the Dew Run
Picture perfect: Farmington artist illustrates portraits resembling photography
Health column: What role will you play?
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NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: Summit Title
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Wells Fargo Bank vs David Herbison
Frannklin American Mort. Co. vs Celina Baars
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Alvin G Meyer
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Pat Rupp: My how Farmington has changed in 44 years
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Letter: Adoption outlets help make Last Hope successful
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Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
Real Estate Showcase
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
November 26, 2010
County seeks input on new regional park
Dakota County is in the process of developing a new regional park, and it's looking for resident input on what to include in it. The county has a brief survey up online to take resident input. The still-in-development park is located in Empire Township, south of Rosemount and between...
November 26, 2010 - 5:06pm
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