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Primary coming up Aug. 9
El Charro adds outdoor patio
City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
crime and courts
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Lawrence
Mortgages Unlimited, vs Hernandez
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
Real Estate Showcase
June 3, 2016
Students look for help gearing up and getting outside
The Farmington High School outdoors club held its second annual major outing last month, and while participation was up over last year’s trip...
June 3, 2016 - 5:59am
March 31, 2016
City offers parks report for 2015
Ice rink warming houses closed early last year, but average pool attendance was up, according to the 2015 parks and recreation report. “I think there’s a thing called global warming that continues to impact us,” joked Randy Distad, parks and rec director. The annual report covered...
March 31, 2016 - 6:15am
March 3, 2016
Volunteers needed to clear buckthorn Saturday
If cutting and hauling brush in the spring mud is your idea of a good time, the Twin Cities chapter of Trout Unlimited has just the event for...
March 3, 2016 - 6:14am
January 14, 2016
Bye bye, buckthorn
The hard work of dozens of volunteers went up in smoke Monday morning, and that’s a good thing. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 14, 2016 - 6:14am
December 23, 2015
Don't count on skating outside this Christmas
The Farmington and Rosemount parks departments put opening dates on their website each year for their outdoor ice rinks. But those dates are never really more than somebody’s best guess. To make ice, you need cold. And predicting what the weather is going to do in Minnesota is never...
December 23, 2015 - 9:54am
November 7, 2015
Vermillion River benefits from grassroots restoration group
On Oct. 24, more than 100 volunteers gathered to cut and remove buckthorn along the south branch of the Vermillion River, near Highway 52 and...
November 7, 2015 - 6:14am
October 8, 2015
Vermillion River management plan is available for review
The draft version of a plan that will guide the next 10 years of protection and restoration efforts on and around the Vermillion River is available to the public now. The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization released the draft plan Oct. 1 for a required 60-day review...
October 8, 2015 - 10:59am
August 14, 2015
Editorial: Expand fishing options on the Vermillion
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a change to fishing rules on the Vermillion River. They hope to draw more people to the aquatic and wildlife management areas near Farmington. We think it’s a great idea. The DNR has put a lot of time and effort into...
August 14, 2015 - 10:28am
August 6, 2015
Deputies rescue horses stuck in the mud at Whitetail Woods
Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies, park rangers, DNR staff and others conducted a three-hour rescue operation Wednesday afternoon to free three...
August 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
July 16, 2015
Study identifies pollution in the Vermillion River
A report completed earlier this year by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has identified water-quality issues including bacteria, sediment...
July 16, 2015 - 9:38am
July 9, 2015
Two local plots are on Dakota County Master Gardener tour
Dakota County Master Gardeners are opening their gardens for guests to share and enjoy in Farmington, Apple Valley, Hastings, West Saint Paul and South Saint Paul from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 18. A master gardener will be present at each garden to give tours and answer questions....
July 9, 2015 - 8:55am
July 2, 2015
FHS students get lessons in the outdoors
It was not always smooth when a group of Farmington High School students, teachers and administrators headed into the Boundary Waters late last...
July 2, 2015 - 10:18am
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?...
Life/arts and entertainment
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