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July 2, 2012
Nathan's column: Taking shelter from the storm
The popular saying about weather in Minnesota is that if you don't like what you've got, you just have to wait 15 minutes for something different to come along. I suspect this is actually a saying most places, weather being what it is. You're no more likely to get a sudden rainstorm...
July 2, 2012 - 7:32am
June 21, 2012
Strong storm does damage around Farmington
A storm one resident described as "a wall of wind" left many residents with toppled trees, damaged homes and crushed cars Tuesday morning. The...
June 21, 2012 - 1:40pm
January 22, 2012
Snow, ice could make Monday commute difficult
A little extra caution might be warranted on the Monday morning commute. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a wintry...
January 22, 2012 - 11:54pm
January 19, 2012
Column: Winter has to come sometime
A little more than two months ago I wrote in this space about the arrival of winter in Minnesota and the predictable howls of disappointment and surprise that accompanied it. As snow fell and bitter winds blew, I pointed out, insightfully I thought, that while we all might complain,...
January 19, 2012 - 10:18am
December 22, 2011
Warm winter weather keeps outdoor rinks closed
The chances Farmington's outdoor ice skating rinks will be ready by the time kids are out of school on the holiday break can be summed up in one little word: Iffy. It's really up to Mother Nature whether the temperatures will stay below freezing for several days and nights in a ...
December 22, 2011 - 9:26am
November 11, 2011
Column: Preparing for the snowy season
By the time most of you read this we'll know whether there was any truth in suggestions we might get the season's first significant snowfall this week. Depending on when you listened to the weather, you might have expected either a gentle dusting - just enough to turn the world...
November 11, 2011 - 7:37am
July 15, 2011
Flooding closes Highway 50 in Farmington
Flooding caused by heavy rains shut down about a mile of Highway 50 west of downtown Farmington and left some motorists stranded for more than an hour Friday afternoon. The rains caused backups in some of the city's storm sewers around 2 p.m. Friday. The water ran over the highway...
July 15, 2011 - 3:24pm
April 12, 2011
Sheriff wants residents to be prepared for severe weather
Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows wants to remind citizens that the week of April 11-15 is Severe Weather Awareness Week. This event is sponsored by the National Weather Service and is intended to raise everyone's awareness as we enter into the severe weather season. As part of Severe...
April 12, 2011 - 9:12am
March 31, 2011
In spring, rising waters are inevitable along the Vermillion
Water spilling over the edges of Vermillion River, particularly around Rambling River Park, is just a fact of life in this spring in Farmington....
March 31, 2011 - 9:05am
March 24, 2011
A sign of spring
Warmer weather and melting snow have pushed the Vermillion River over its banks in recent days, leaving some residents along the river with flooded...
March 24, 2011 - 10:20am
Snowfall puts a strain on city staff
Any hopes that last week's warm temperatures might bring an early thaw were more or less crushed by Mother Nature when she dumped somewhere around...
February 24, 2011 - 7:23am
February 21, 2011
Several days of springlike temperatures earlier this month might have had Farmington residents ready to say goodbye to snow, but it wasn't to...
February 21, 2011 - 4:13pm
January 1, 2011
Bountiful blizzards have meant big business
It's kind of hard to gauge in July just how many snowblowers a business might sell in December. Sales of snowblowers, shovels, sidewalk salt...
January 1, 2011 - 10:15am
December 30, 2010
A great day to hit the hill
With warm -- for December -- temperatures, no school and threats of freezing rain in the forecast, Wednesday was a picture-perfect day for kids...
December 30, 2010 - 7:44am
December 20, 2010
Snow forces cancelations
Winter doesn't technically begin until tomorrow, but that doesn't seem to matter today. Due to the amount of snow that has fallen since this morning -- and will likely continue into the evening -- cancellation notices are starting to come in to our office. Local cancellations...
December 20, 2010 - 4:49pm