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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
CNC to host Hastings Area Birding Festival April 22
Man killed by sheriff's deputies in Minn. had ties to Pierce County
crime and courts
Girls track and field: Irish win nine events at Prior Lake
Softball: Irish walk off with 4-3 victory over North
Girls lacrosse: Irish take out Park, 11-6
Baseball: Maldonado, Wenzel lead Irish past Eagan
Track and field: Tigers, Irish make outdoor debuts
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Upcoming Events: Friends of the Robert Trail Library Book Sale, ABBASolutely Fab
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
arts and entertainment
SUM 19HA-CV-17-1141 RITTER
CITY PROJECT 470
NOTICE STORM WATER
PUBLIC NOTICE 4-25-17
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Real Estate Showcase
May 9, 2016
Editorial: Facility needs won’t go away
Farmington and Rosemount are similar cities with some similar issues. Both have growing populations of young people, growing participation in youth sports and facilities that haven’t kept pace with the increased need. Now, they’re both looking at similar solutions. Rosemount...
May 9, 2016 - 9:03am
April 24, 2016
Cleaning up UMore is an important step
The property currently known as UMore Park has a troubled history in Rosemount, and it goes back as far as World War II. That’s when the United States government decided to build a smokeless gunpowder plant on thousands of acres in the Rosemount area. They swept in, told people...
April 24, 2016 - 6:01am
April 17, 2016
Editorial: One more reason to take pride
We heard it more than once Tuesday as we talked to people about the Rosemount High School marching band’s selection for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: This is big for the band, sure, but it’s also big for the community. It’s true, and not just because with a band...
April 17, 2016 - 6:00am
April 10, 2016
Editorial: Trail development is an important goal
The city of Farmington held its third open house Tuesday to discuss a plan that could provide a framework for future development in the city’s core downtown and a few surrounding areas. You can read about that discussion in more detail in next week’s Independent Town Pages. For...
April 10, 2016 - 6:00am
April 4, 2016
Editorial: Want to see change? Work for it.
Earlier this month, parents upset about the renovation project that will push Farmington High School’s graduation to a location other than Tiger Stadium took to our Facebook page to complain. The vote to deny students the graduation they had dreamed of since freshman year meant...
April 4, 2016 - 10:17am
March 27, 2016
Editorial: The state of our cities really is good
Farmington mayor Todd Larson and Rosemount mayor Bill Droste picked up their microphones recently to talk about the states of their respective cities. Both, predictably, told the people who were listening that things are good. It’s a common sentiment for a State of the City address,...
March 27, 2016 - 6:00am
March 13, 2016
Editorial: Facility vote is the right move
Farmington and Rosemount residents could be in for a healthy selection of new athletic facilities soon, as long as they’re willing to pay the price. The Rosemount City Council voted unanimously last week to ask voters for up to $15 million for projects that include a second sheet...
March 13, 2016 - 6:01am
March 6, 2016
Editorial: Face food shelf needs head on
If ever there was a good excuse to ignore conventional wisdom about playing with your food, 360 Communities’ Pie in the Face Challenge is it. The nonprofit, which runs a food shelf and provides school support workers in Farmington and operates the Family Resource Center in Rosemount,...
March 6, 2016 - 6:00am
February 21, 2016
Editorial: Support your festival fundraisers
For most people, an event like Rosemount’s Leprechaun Days or Farmington’s Dew Days is a short-term commitment. You show up for a parade, maybe some games or some live music. If you’re feeling particularly participatory, maybe you throw water balloons during the bathtub races,...
February 21, 2016 - 6:00am
February 14, 2016
Editorial: Let’s hope for a happier ending
There are few local stories in recent years that are sadder or more mysterious than that of the man found dead in September of 2014 in an unused...
February 14, 2016 - 5:59am
February 7, 2016
Editorial: Understand faiths to gain acceptance
The Dakota County Library system launched a three-part series this week that is meant to help people better understand world religions. Now seems like the perfect time. Muslims in particular have faced challenges recently in the United States. There are some who would have us believe...
February 7, 2016 - 6:00am
January 30, 2016
Editorial: Projects will make schools better
This is an exciting moment in our local school districts. Successful bond referendums in November have both the Farmington and the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan districts filling up construction schedules with projects. They’re not all glamorous. In Farmington, much of the early...
January 30, 2016 - 6:01am
January 23, 2016
Editorial: Explore your local library
Have you checked out your local library lately? There’s a whole lot more than just books going on there. Consider this week’s paper alone. On page 10A, there’s a story about hoopla, a new service the Dakota County Library system is offering to allow users to stream movies,...
January 23, 2016 - 6:00am
January 9, 2016
Editorial: Elected officials do a demanding job
We got news this week of two high-profile departures from the local political scene. Nancy Schouweiler has only directly been Rosemount’s representative on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners since districts were redrawn in 2012, but by the time she wraps up her current term...
January 9, 2016 - 6:00am
January 1, 2016
Editorial: Plenty to look forward to in 2016
It’s only natural to look back this time of year, and in growing cities like Farmington and Rosemount there’s always something to reflect on. Farmington and Rosemount both saw the completion of major construction projects in 2015. Farmington, after months of traffic inconvenience,...
January 1, 2016 - 6:14am