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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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Listening with her fingers: Massage therapist opens business in Farmington
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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April 2, 2010
Your weekend: Easter carnival is Saturday
Friday Movies for kids The Dakota County Farmington Library will host a Movies for Kids event from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 2. The movies being shown are "The Cow who Clucked," "Curious George" and "Frog Goes to Dinner." The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information...
April 2, 2010 - 6:19am
March 31, 2010
Looking back: 300 attended open house for the new disposal plant in 1960
25 years ago From the March 27, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent DEA office manager retires April 1 After 12 years as general office manager for Dakota Electric Association, 62-year-old Bob Rankin will retire April 1. As chief accountant and supervisor of office operations,...
March 31, 2010 - 1:37pm
March 30, 2010
Q&A: Spring training for gardeners
Spring is an exciting time for baseball fans, with favorite players rounding into shape in sunnier climates. But this is also a big time of year...
March 30, 2010 - 8:14am
March 29, 2010
Enrollment growth is slowing in District 192
Enrollment in Indepen-dent School District 192 will continue to grow, but not by as much as it once did and not forever, according to a demographic report presented Monday. Consultants from Schoolfinances.com told board members they expect enrollment to grow from 6,433 in the current...
March 29, 2010 - 7:19am
March 26, 2010
Your weekend: Celebrate Easter a week early at Trinity Care Center
Friday Art workshop The Dakota Valley Arts Council and Rambling River Center will provide an art workshop starting at 1 p.m. March 26 in the arts and crafts room at Rambling River Center. The workshop will provide studio time to work on an existing project or start a new one. Participants...
March 26, 2010 - 7:07am
March 25, 2010
School board considers budget cuts
The Farmington School District has identified more than $300,000 in budget cuts and $87,000 of new revenue to help balance a budget hit by several years of flat funding from the state of Minnesota. Among positions to be cut are a districtwide telephone specialist, an educational...
March 25, 2010 - 2:34pm
March 24, 2010
Looking back: 'Computerization' came to city hall 25 years ago
25 years ago From the March 20, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City hall computerization at hand A minor technical revolution will occur at Farmington City Hall, March 31, when the city's recently acquired IBM computer begins working full force, according to Finance...
March 24, 2010 - 7:00am
March 19, 2010
Your weekend: St. Michael's fish fry is Friday
Thursday Guitar Hero at the library Teens can play Guitar Hero on the big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 18 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St. Open mic night There will be an open mic night March 18 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop...
March 19, 2010 - 7:00am
March 18, 2010
Board turns down the volume on outdoor events
There's good news for neighbors of the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Chances are, things will be a little quieter in your neighborhood this summer. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's ordinance that regulates assemblages...
March 18, 2010 - 2:04pm
School board ponders social media blackout
Farmington School Board members want to know if tweeting is best left to the birds. Veronica Walter raised the issue of board members using social media services like Twitter and Facebook during a March 8 discussion of a board conduct policy. She said the topic of social media has...
March 18, 2010 - 2:01pm
Answering the 'Whys'
Understanding death -- especially a sudden death -- is hard for anyone. Grasping the whys can plague a person's well-being for days. "Why did it happen?" "Why him? Why not me?" "Why?" is one of those questions children ask over and over as they're trying to understand a new concept....
March 18, 2010 - 1:27pm
March 16, 2010
A busy time for pothole fillers
This is a busy time of year for Jim Bell. Bell is Dakota County's highway maintenance manager. That means he's the guy in charge of potholes....
March 16, 2010 - 2:09pm
March 14, 2010
Preservation projects approved
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has approved 16 proposed Farmland and Natural Areas Program projects, and a funding application was submitted to the United States Natural Resources Conservation Service. The property owners include five property owners in Hampton, Marshan...
March 14, 2010 - 1:41pm
March 12, 2010
Your weekend: Find a bargain on a prom dress this weekend
Friday Live music East of Innocence will perform at 8 p.m. March 12 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop and bar. The Ugly Mug is located at 18450 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington. Live music American Roadhouse will perform at 8:30 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington American Legion. The...
March 12, 2010 - 11:49am
County will compete for search company's free high-speed network
Wichita has offered to change its name. Duluth is offering up the names of its first-born children. All Dakota County has to offer is eager partners, cooperative governments and a tech-savvy population that could mean good business. Bill Coleman believes that's enough to make Dakota...
March 12, 2010 - 11:39am