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Minnesota roundup: Burglars swipe $30K in tools from St. Paul school's auto shop, principal's car
RHS junior wins logo design competition
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Planning Commission okays CDA townhome complex on Akron Avenue
Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Lanoue, Maldonado give Irish strong 1-2 punch
Boys basketball: Second-half surge sends Irish to section finals
Softball preview: Primed for a turnaround
Girls basketball: Lightning strike again in section finals
Basketball: Second-half surge sends Irish to section finals
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
CITY OF COATES: 2017 Budget Summary
POSTPONED SALE: Homeservices Lending vs Farley; 16-0267-FC01
AD FOR BIDS: Dakota County Project 97-183
Wells Fargo Bank vs Fowler
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Coles
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Robert "Bob" Sender, 68
Chuck Brooks: I wear my sunglasses in winter
Letter: Thanks to the Rosemount community for support
Chuck Brooks: Playing by the rules during Lent
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Real Estate Showcase
December 1, 2016
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates that property taxes could climb $344.3 million statewide in 2017. That would amount to a 3.8 percent increase over 2016. That projected increase is contingent on each and every local government across the state approving the preliminary...
December 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
October 25, 2016
Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 25, 2016 - 5:24am
August 13, 2015
Editorial: Expand fishing options on the Vermillion River
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a change to fishing rules on the Vermillion River. They hope to draw more people to the aquatic and wildlife management areas near Farmington. We think it’s a great idea. The DNR has put a lot of time and effort...
August 13, 2015 - 1:09pm
June 25, 2015
Editorial: Volunteers do thankless work
Putting on a big community event takes a lot of work. Just ask anybody involved in organizing Farmington’s successful Dew Days celebration over the weekend, or the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Art Blast, which continues through Sunday. A lot of volunteers put in a lot of...
June 25, 2015 - 1:21pm
June 11, 2015
Editorial: Good bye, Andrea
The first thing Andrea Langworthy ever wrote to this newspaper was a complaint. A column we’d ran had less than glowing things to say about a particular car salesman, and Andrea, the first female car salesperson in the state back in 1976, stood up for the man. A while...
June 11, 2015 - 12:46pm
June 4, 2015
Editorial: Get out and explore this summer
Seniors graduate from Farmington and Rosemount high schools this week. Summer is officially under way, and things are about to get busy around here. Farmington’s Dew Days, filled with bed races, rib cookoffs and more, is just 12 days away. The Rosemount Area Arts Council’s...
June 4, 2015 - 1:15pm
May 21, 2015
Editorial: Monday is about honoring memories
Most people will have the day off of work Monday, but Memorial Day is not a holiday about barbecues or yard work or an afternoon on the boat. As the name suggests, it’s a day to remember. Primarily that means remembering the men and women who have fought and died in service...
May 21, 2015 - 11:50am
May 14, 2015
Editorial: Your newspaper, direct to your inbox
We put a lot of work into this newspaper every week, and we like to know people are reading it. It used to be a pretty simple transaction. We’d print the paper and deliver it to readers’ mailboxes, and they’d sit down to read it. The growing prominence of the Internet...
May 14, 2015 - 12:59pm
April 30, 2015
Editorial: Rosemount has lost an active voice
Rosemount has lost a treasure. Myron Napper passed away on April 18 and his death means the loss of a resident who was outspoken and fought for what he believed in. Napper, in his old work jeans and suspenders, was an active citizen who embraced his role as part of a democratic...
April 30, 2015 - 9:36am
March 26, 2015
Editorial: STAR sustainability rating is positive sign
The city of Rosemount has put a lot of work in recent years into becoming a more sustainable city. It has built infrastructure to become more bike-friendly, added community gardens in several parks and managed park space so nearly everyone in the city is within walking distance of...
March 26, 2015 - 11:08am
March 5, 2015
Editorial: Minnesota FoodShare Month important for area food shelves
Look around your neighborhood and the numbers might surprise you. The food shelf at the Rosemount Family Resource Center serves 500 people a month. Farmington’s food shelf serves more than 1,200 per year. That’s a lot of need, even in communities where that need is not always...
March 5, 2015 - 11:55am
February 19, 2015
Editorial: UMore change is no surprise to many
When the federal government swooped into Rosemount 63 years ago to acquire land for its Gopher Ordnance Works, it threw hundreds of local lives into turmoil. Some farmers lost land that had been in the family for generations. They were forced to relocate family, livestock and...
February 19, 2015 - 11:45am
February 5, 2015
Editorial: Get involved and make a difference
There is a quote that stands out in this week’s edition of the Independent Town Pages. It’s in a story about a resident’s effort to have a mural built at Farmington’s Schmitz-Maki Arena, and it’s essence is that you might be surprised what you can accomplish if you’re...
February 5, 2015 - 12:54pm
January 8, 2015
Editorial: Take steps now to fight emerald ash borers
Rosemount city officials have long argued it’s a matter of when, not if emerald ash borers shows up in local trees. Now, with the insect spotted in nearby Lebanon Hills Regional Park, it appears that arrival date is nearer than ever. Farmington and Rosemount have already started...
January 8, 2015 - 1:17pm
December 31, 2014
Editorial: A new year full of stories lies ahead
It’s not entirely accurate to say the start of a new year brings a clean slate in Farmington and Rosemount. There are projects started in 2014 that will continue or conclude in 2015. Groundwork already in place will pay off in a few weeks or a few months. But the arrival of...
December 31, 2014 - 3:07pm