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Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
crime and courts
Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
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Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
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October 23, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: 1.9 percent budget proposal, feedback sought
The net impact of the proposed 2018 Dakota County budget would be an increase of 1.9 percent or less in the property tax levy, or roughly $8...
October 23, 2017 - 8:27pm
August 7, 2017
Viewpoint: Dakota County going up in the world
There is a lot of "new"s in this e-update: new laws, new businesses, new additions to the Fortune 500 list, new roads, and a new survey.
August 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
June 15, 2017
Dayton hires former Supreme Court justice to handle lawsuit
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton hired former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sam Hanson to defend him in the lawsuit the Minnesota Legislature...
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
June 7, 2017
New Minnesota GOP chair aims to bring metro, rural factions together
BRAINERD, Minn.—The woman newly in charge of the Republican Party hopes to mend fences between the rural conservatives and the metro GOP headquarters. Elected in April to head the Minnesota GOP, Jennifer Carnahan owns several businesses in Nisswa and lives in the Twin Cities...
June 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 23, 2017
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
Minnesota legislators blasted past their midnight deadline Monday, May 22, to get their work done — but will come back immediately to finish...
May 23, 2017 - 4:41am
March 22, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
ST. PAUL—The debate over transportation funding — and the hard divide on solutions — is back at the Minnesota Capitol. On Tuesday,...
March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 7, 2017
Minnesota Senate rejects Real ID bill
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Senate on Monday rejected a measure on Real ID driver's license standards. The vote sent lawmakers scrambling to revive it, or face making Minnesotans scramble to find identification that will allow them through airport security next year. Several Republican...
March 7, 2017 - 10:22am
March 3, 2017
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday to accept the Senate's version of a bill repealing the ban that's been...
March 3, 2017 - 8:56am
January 20, 2017
Minnesota House passes health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 20, 2017 - 10:00am
January 17, 2017
What's the holdup on Minnesota health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL — If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver...
January 17, 2017 - 5:30am
January 6, 2017
Real ID fix off to quick start in House, would bring state driver's licenses in line with federal rule
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans may soon have a clearer answer on whether their driver's licenses will work next year for federal purposes. By January 2018, everyone who wants to board an airplane will need Real ID-compliant identification. Passports and enhanced driver's licenses, which...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
February 29, 2016
Letter: Pitcher says he’s ready to serve
Running for any public office is a huge leap of faith for me. I am not a self-promoter and I do not desire attention. But sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones to stand up for principles. Both financial and moral accountability is important to me as I have demonstrated...
February 29, 2016 - 9:51am
February 27, 2016
Letter: Pitcher works to help others
As many of you know Farmington City Council Member Tim Pitcher is running for Minnesota State Senate. I have known Mr. Pitcher for just about a year now and had the opportunity to sit one on one with him at a meeting a few weeks ago. Over this time I have gotten to know a person...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Sauser urges caucus participation
For anyone frustrated with politics, Minnesota caucuses offer a chance to make a real and lasting difference. In addition to helping choose the next President of the United States, caucus attendees select candidates for the Minnesota Legislature and set the future direction of our...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
February 25, 2016
Priore joins the field in race for District 58 Senate seat
After four years working as treasurer in Senate District 58, Mark Priore is ready to step out into the spotlight.
February 25, 2016 - 6:14am