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Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Still little evidence for removal of symptom-free wisdom teeth
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
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Deanna Weniger: 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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August 30, 2012
Farmington fire explorers second in state skills competition
Farmington Fire Explorer Post 9470 advisor Christopher Matek is pretty proud of the young men and women in the local Explorer post. Last Friday,...
August 30, 2012 - 8:57am
July 10, 2012
Fire department responds to gas leak report
The Farmington Fire Department closed part of 200th Street in Empire Township Tuesday night as firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak. The leak was reported in the area of 200th Street and Chili Avenue. around 7:30 p.m. It was not immediately clear whether the department...
July 10, 2012 - 7:30pm
May 2, 2012
Farmington child hurt in fall from window
Two children have fallen out of windows in Farmington homes this week. One child was unharmed, the other was airlifted to an area hospital. In both cases, a toddler pushed on the screen of a window, causing the screen to pop out and the child to fall through the window. According...
May 2, 2012 - 9:43am
March 21, 2012
Diesel fuel leaks into the Vermillion River
Farmington firefighters and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had a busy day March 21. They had to clear diesel fuel out of the Vermillion...
March 21, 2012 - 12:02pm
February 16, 2012
Editorial: Fire truck purchase is the right move
The Farmington City Council finds itself in a difficult position. At a time when budget cuts have become a fact of life, the city also sees a pressing need for a new fire truck. It's no small expense -- a new fire engine is expected to cost the city between $500,000 and $600,000...
February 16, 2012 - 9:56am
Fire department needs go beyond just one truck
Members of the Farmington Fire Department believe the need for new vehicles doesn't stop with one fire engine. Of the dozen vehicles in the fire department's garages, six were purchased prior to 2000. The oldest vehicle in the department is a 1986 rescue truck. But it's not just...
February 16, 2012 - 9:48am
City will look into fire truck purchase
Farmington City Council members gave the Farmington Fire Department the go-ahead Monday to start looking for a new fire engine. At a workshop meeting, council members told firefighters to start looking into the benefits of a demo truck and a new truck, and to do it soon. Some council...
February 16, 2012 - 9:47am
January 6, 2012
Dry winter brings burning restrictions
Weird as it may be, the city of Farmington isn't issuing any permits for open burning these days. It's a little unusual, Farmington fire marshal...
January 6, 2012 - 2:16pm
January 5, 2012
Early-morning barn fire ruled arson
An early morning fire on the University of Minnesota's UMore Park property has been ruled an arson by the Dakota County Sheriff's department. Called...
January 5, 2012 - 10:37am
December 15, 2011
Warm winter means ice is still unsafe, FFD says
When Farmington firefighters went into the icy water at the Prairie Waterway Greenway near Prairieview Park Sunday, they were wearing rescue...
December 15, 2011 - 9:51am
December 1, 2011
Gas leak shut down Hwy. 50 Friday in downtown Farmington
Part of Elm Street was blocked off Friday night thanks to a gas leak coming from the old Burger King building next to Depot Way Arts Park in downtown Farmington. Farmington firefighters were called to the Burger King building around 9:15 p.m. Friday, after neighbors to the south...
December 1, 2011 - 10:38am
November 11, 2011
Car-deer crashes up in October on county roads
October was a bad month for cars and deer on Dakota County roads. Of the 57 accidents involving deer this year in the county, 14 took place last month. That's slightly less than a quarter of the year's total in one 31-day stretch. Last year there were 59 car-deer accidents all...
November 11, 2011 - 7:33am
November 10, 2011
With one engine out of commission, Farmington firefighters had to call for help
Maybe it was just bad timing, or maybe it was bound to happen sooner or later. Either way, Farmington firefighters were down one engine when they were called to a fire that destroyed a Farmington resident's home Friday. Last Tuesday, Farmington firefighters took Engine 1 out on...
November 10, 2011 - 10:23am
Farmington fire department plans Fire Prevention Week activities
With only one house fire so far in 2011, it seems like the Farmington Fire Department's past fire prevention education efforts have paid off. That's what Farmington fire marshal John Powers likes to think. And he may be on to something too, because the FFD has been teaching fire...
October 10, 2011 - 7:05am
May 14, 2011
Police have car seats to give away
The Farmington Police Department has 10 car seats to give away. Now it just needs to find people who want to take them. Police departments around the state have an opportunity each year to get free car seats through a state grant. The Costco convertible car seats are intended for...
May 14, 2011 - 2:27pm