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Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
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May 19, 2016
Miniature crime wave is a sure sign of spring
Forget about the first robin or the budding lilacs. By at least one measure, spring officially arrived in Farmington on April 20. On that day alone, there were six reports of thefts from cars in Farmington. Add a few car break-ins earlier that week and a handful that have occurred...
News/crime and courts
May 19, 2016 - 5:59am
May 12, 2016
Burning illegally in Farmington? Expect a bill
Farmington-area residents who conduct open burns without the proper permit can expect to get a bill in the mail if the Farmington Fire Department gets involved. The city has already sent out half a dozen invoices related to illegal open burns since the city council updated its permit...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
May 5, 2016
Fire chief completes a first year filled with change
One year after he became Farmington’s first full-time fire chief, Jim Larsen leads a department he says is better organized, more accountable...
May 5, 2016 - 5:59am
April 13, 2016
Live ammunition complicates garage fire
Some unexpected gunfire delayed Farmington firefighters as they worked to put out a garage fire Tuesday night in Empire Township. Ammunition...
April 13, 2016 - 11:05am
April 8, 2016
New cable show highlights police, firefighters
The newest television show to hit the cables wires in Farmington and Rosemount is part public service, part public relations and part recruiting tool. Called In the Line of Duty, the bi-monthly cable access show debuted last month and features representatives of the police and fire...
April 8, 2016 - 5:59am
April 7, 2016
Fire destroys a downtown garage
Farmington firefighters worked through the night March 29 to put out a fire in a garage at the corner of Fifth and Oak streets in downtown Farmington....
April 7, 2016 - 5:59am
September 11, 2015
Editorial: Watch for kids with school under way
School is back in session this week in Farmington and Rosemount, which means students are out again in large numbers. They’re walking and biking to school and waiting for buses along city streets. That’s true these days more than ever. Schools have made an increased effort in...
September 11, 2015 - 6:14am
July 30, 2015
Police make arrests in car break-ins
Farmington police can thank an alert night owl for helping them put an end to a long series of car break-ins last week. Police believe they can connect 19 break-ins to the individuals arrested early on the morning of July 22. The first was reported July 22 on Dupont way. Others followed...
News/crime and courts
July 30, 2015 - 9:01am
July 2, 2015
Farmington, Rosemount police will produce a cable show
The newest tool to help police keep the peace in Farmington and Rosemount isn’t a new weapon. It’s not a vehicle. It’s a TV show. After years of using its public access cable channels mostly as an outlet for broadcasting government meetings, the two cities are joining with...
July 2, 2015 - 10:08am
June 11, 2015
Sheriff launches advisory committee
It turns out, people don’t always know what Tim Leslie does for a living. Leslie was elected Dakota County Sheriff in November, but as he started making the rounds to Rotary Clubs and other community groups, he kept getting the same kinds of questions. People didn’t know where...
June 11, 2015 - 10:32am
November 20, 2014
Farmington will add a full-time fire chief
One way or another, Farmington Fire Chief Tim Pietsch is about to have more free time. On Monday, the Farmington City Council voted unanimously to make its fire chief position a full-time job, moving away from the volunteer position Pietsch currently occupies. And while there’s...
November 20, 2014 - 10:30am
October 17, 2014
City will reimburse Farmington firefighters for fitness programs
Lugging around a fire hose full of water while wearing heavy, fire retardant clothing is a pretty physical activity, so it’s important for firefighters to get their exercise. And now Farmington’s firefighters can be reimbursed for staying physically fit. On Monday, Farmington...
October 17, 2014 - 7:47am
October 10, 2014
Race raises $1,800 for new fire department ladder truck
Saturday morning was cold. It was damp. Certainly, Saturday morning was not a fun time to be outside. For most people, that is. But there was...
October 10, 2014 - 12:05pm
October 2, 2014
Farmington, Rosemount team up for fire training
Farmington and Rosemount firefighters participated in a joint controlled burn over the weekend Michelle Leonard Staff writer Farmington and...
October 2, 2014 - 11:38am
September 25, 2014
Farmington police add body-worn cameras to uniform
Farmington police have a new tool at their disposal that offers protection for the residents, and for the police officers who serve them. It’s...
September 25, 2014 - 2:38pm