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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
crime and courts
Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out No. 3 Stillwater, 7-6
Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
arts and entertainment
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN VS LOPIN
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Padilla
Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Real Estate Showcase
September 23, 2016
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Early voting for Minnesota's Nov. 8 general election begins on Friday, Sept. 23 across the state, and Minnesota voters can take advantage of several ways to vote early. Minnesota voters can vote before Election Day without providing a reason. Residents can either cast their votes...
September 23, 2016 - 10:52am
September 10, 2016
Who's on your ballot? Get to know your candidates at five upcoming forums
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of candidate forums, including two next week that will include candidates representing residents of the Farmington and Rosemount areas. Candidates from Minnesota legislative Districts 57 and 58 will participate in...
September 10, 2016 - 5:11am
September 2, 2016
Angie Craig vows to protect Social Security during visits in 2nd District
"How many think you're paying too much for prescription drugs?" Angie Craig, Democratic candidate for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District...
September 2, 2016 - 1:17pm
April 27, 2016
Baseball: Tiger bats come alive
As it turns out, all it took to spark the Farmington baseball team’s offense was facing a team with a 1.24 earned-run average. That’s the...
April 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
May 8, 2015
Police offer tips to protect summer fun
Area police departments including Rosemount, Farmington and Apple Valley, joined forces to make a video offering summer safety tips. The 28-minute video, the latest edition of Valley Beat, gives local residents tips on how to stay safe from accidents and crime during the summer. The...
News/crime and courts
May 8, 2015 - 2:51pm
October 23, 2014
Q and A with US House District 2 candidates
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters have some choices to make. To help voters make an informed decision, we asked the candidates some questions and gave them a total of 800 words to answer, distributed however they chose. This week we will run responses from...
October 23, 2014 - 3:02pm
October 11, 2014
Rosemount man charged after driving, abandoning stolen car
A 21-year-old Rosemount man has been charged with stealing a car from an Empire Township home and abandoning it, still running, at a Farmington gas station. Farmington police arrested Doran Eugene Ritzman Sept. 22 on First Street, less than 24 hours after he allegedly stole the car...
News/crime and courts
October 11, 2014 - 7:31am
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
Major band competition coming to FHS
It’s a series of circumstances that brings the statewide Youth In Music Band Championships to Farmington High School’s Tiger Stadium. But...
Life/arts and entertainment
October 2, 2014 - 11:31am
August 7, 2014
Foreclosure numbers are down in Farmington, Rosemount
The number of foreclosures in Farmington and Rosemount by mid-year has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2012, and that’s good news to the folks at Dakota County Community Development Agency. The CDA recently released its 2014 mid-year summary and comparison for notices of...
August 7, 2014 - 1:47pm
May 8, 2014
Postal food drive returns Saturday in Farmington
Mail carriers spend most of their time delivering, but as they make their rounds Saturday they hope to do more than a little picking up. Carriers...
May 8, 2014 - 11:12am
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