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Things are about to get very busy for Minnesota farmers, and for the 10th year in a row, the University of Minnesota Extension office in Farmington is helping them get ready with a day dedicated to learning. The 10th annual Crops Day will take place March 16 at Dakota Electric. Among other things, the four-hour session will include lessons on technology for monitoring soil moisture, nitrogen fertilizer management and managing the business side of a farm operation.
Before this week I had used any number of excuses to skip going to the gym. I didn’t go because I was tired, or because it had been a long...
Odds are you don’t actually need a five-pound gummy bear, but if dentists and diet plans hold no sway in your life, you will have a chance this month to...
Eat some pancakes, find a new job and help support a Farmington boy this weekend in Farmington.
Starting this fall, there will be just one way for Farmington football players of all ages to do things: the Tiger way. One year after taking over management of the seventh grade football program, Farmington High School’s football booster club will add the city’s third- through sixth grade to its list of responsibilities.
Minnesota legislators will have less time than usual to get their business done this year. The 2016 session, which begins March 8, is off to a late start because of renovation work at the capitol. That’s creating a session Rep. Pat Garofalo described as compressed and Sen. Greg Clausen said would be short, but interesting. “Looking at priorities of people, I think we’re far apart on some issues,” Clausen said.
If cutting and hauling brush in the spring mud is your idea of a good time, the Twin Cities chapter of Trout Unlimited has just the event for you this weekend. The group is looking for people from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to clear invasive buckthorn from an area along the Vermillion River west of Farmington. The hedgelike weed is cutting off access to the river and does not provide good wildlife habitat. The idea is to clear it out and replace it with native prairie grasses.
For the past month, students at Akin Road Elementary School have been getting a taste of what life will be like in the real world. They’ve worked jobs, gotten paychecks,...
After four years working as treasurer in Senate District 58, Mark Priore is ready to step out into the spotlight.
The Farmington High School lacrosse teams might not get much home field advantage in section play this spring, even if they earn it with their performance during the regular season. The Farmington School Board approved a construction timeline Monday that would shut down Tiger Stadium at the end of May. That would also mean the district could not hold graduation at the stadium in June.