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Editorial: New year will bring plenty of new stories

It’s always interesting this time of year to take a look back and remember the stories we’ve worked on over the past 12 months. Some we recall immediately. Others, even some fairly significant stories, fade from our minds as we move on to new things.

They’re all important, though. They are a record of life in Farmington and Rosemount in 2013.

There are some memorable stories in there. The Farmington School District gave iPads to every student. The city of Farmington opened the doors to residents keeping chicken in their yards. The Rosemount High School football team knocked on the door of a state title, and the RHS marching band made preparations to march in the Tournament of Roses parade.

The lists on the front of this issue will not capture every major story we covered this year in these pages. They couldn’t. A list like that is likely to put readers to sleep before they’re halfway through. Besides, if it was a big enough story there’s a good chance you’ll remember it without our prodding.

What we want to do instead — what we have done for the past several years at this time — is to talk about the stories we’ll most remember from this year. They’re not all world-beating news. One involves goats eating weeds. Another is about a box someone set up in their yard so anyone who passes by can borrow a book.

We figure it helps you get to know us a little better. Helps you understand who these people are who report the news in your city.

That can’t be a bad thing.

The start of a new year opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to covering the news in Farmington and Rosemount. Over the next 52 weeks we’ll uncover hundreds more stories. Some we’ll remember. Some we won’t. And some we’ll like enough to share with you again this time next year.

We can’t wait.