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School district implements Run-Hide-Fight method for active shooter scenarios
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
Cross country: Farmington duo goes 1-2 again at conference meet
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
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
arts and entertainment
Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. vs Hronek
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Russo
STATE VS SCHEMIONEK
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Franzen
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Letter: Tim Pitcher will bring conservative approach
Real Estate Showcase
March 10, 2014
Felonies down last year in Farmington, Rosemount
Both Farmington and Rosemount saw declines last year in the number of adults charged with felony-level offenses. Rosemount saw the bigger drop of the two cities. There were 31 individuals charged with 41 offenses in the city in 2013, down from 52 individuals and 72 offenses in 2012....
News/crime and courts
March 10, 2014 - 7:47am
February 13, 2014
Editorial: Keep meetings as open as possible
On Monday night the Farmington City Council and the Farmington School Board both held workshop meetings. Both groups addressed issues that will affect finances and other aspects of the organizations those boards represent. There was an important difference between the meetings, though. ...
February 13, 2014 - 10:40am
January 30, 2014
Schools cope with lost days
When he was superintendent in the rural Sleepy Eye School District, there was one winter Jay Haugen canceled classes for all or part of 24 days....
January 30, 2014 - 1:24pm
August 8, 2013
Bull injures visitors to the Dakota County Fair
A runaway bull caused injuries to several visitors to the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. (Editor's note: The video above has some minor swearing. It's nothing loud or particularly offensive, but we thought you should know.) The bull, named Red 43, escaped from his pen,...
August 8, 2013 - 1:03am
July 23, 2013
Farmington, Rosemount police ready for neighborhood gatherings
No matter what you call it - National Night Out or Night to Unite - Tuesday, Aug. 6 promises to have plenty of block parties in Farmington and Rosemount. That's the night Farmington holds its annual National Night Out event, and Rosemount holds the annual Night to Unite. The programs...
July 23, 2013 - 2:38pm
June 8, 2013
Farmington teacher Randall Ferguson will perform at Rosemount United Methodist Church
Randall Ferguson has a guitar that dates back to 1785. He likes to wonder who else played on it and who they might have played it for. "It's neat to neat to think about it," said Ferguson. Ferguson will share his fascination as part of a performance at 7 p.m. June 12 at Rosemount...
June 8, 2013 - 7:56am
April 3, 2013
Softball: Tigers, Irish square off under the dome
The Farmington and Rosemount softball teams escaped the cold spring weather by moving into the Irish Dome for a scrimmage last Wednesday morning. No...
April 3, 2013 - 1:41pm
March 28, 2013
Training builds relationships among Dakota County agencies
Sooner or later, everyone needs a little help. That's true even for some of the people you call for help in times of emergency. With that in...
March 28, 2013 - 12:36pm
March 21, 2013
Editorial: Good news in State of the City
It's State of the City season in Farmington and Rosemount. Rosemount mayor Bill Droste was scheduled to give his annual address Wednesday morning, right about the time this issue was going to print. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson will give his next Wednesday. There isn't usually a...
March 21, 2013 - 10:12am
March 16, 2013
A new city, new challenges ahead
I've been in Farmington for a long time already. A really long time. Come June, I'll have been covering the Farmington community for no less than 19 years. When I started, I was hired by the Lakeville Life & Times, which had a section dedicated to Farmington. Eventually the L &...
March 16, 2013 - 7:32am
Eureka organic-farming pioneer will speak at Robert Trail Library
For nearly 30 years, just up Highway 3 from Rosemount, Atina and Martin Diffley sold vegetables from their roadside stand in Eagan. Many of their...
March 16, 2013 - 7:24am
March 14, 2013
Farmington, Rosemount police are developing sophisticated crime scene teams
They might not have all the impressive gadgets, computer programs or immediate matches you might see on the popular television series CSI or...
crime and courts/News
March 14, 2013 - 1:28pm
March 4, 2013
Four injured in Friday night roundabout crash
A 50-year-old Rosemount woman faces felony charges of criminal vehicular operation after a Friday night accident in which she lost control in a roundabout at Highway 3 and 190th Street and hit another car head on. The woman, Elizabeth Dawn Nelson, was seriously hurt in the accident....
March 4, 2013 - 9:26am
November 1, 2012
Empey faces four charges in diesel spill
A Castle Rock man will appear in Dakota County court this month to face charges stemming from a diesel spill in the Vermillion River. Cole Empey faces four different charges for operating an illegal scrap yard at the corner of Fourth and Willow Streets, and for the diesel spill that...
crime and courts/News
November 1, 2012 - 11:13am
October 31, 2012
Farmington man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct
Adam Berg, who was charged in February with exposing himself and showing pornographic pictures to several children in the city, pleaded guilty...
crime and courts/News
October 31, 2012 - 2:29pm