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Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Still little evidence for removal of symptom-free wisdom teeth
Rosemount city-wide cleanup day is Saturday, Oct. 1
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Defense dominates against South
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Cross country: Girls fourth, boys fifth at Applejack Invite
LaComb sees first play come to life
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
RHS student earns Eagle rank
Senior food program seeks more participation
Laps for Lars
arts and entertainment
RES. BA 2016-02
TruStone Financial vs Parkin
Provincial Bank, vs Larson
Wells Fargo Bank vs Topalovic
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Chuck Brooks: What would you do differently in high school?
Letter: Anna Wills supports the Minnesota Zoo
Letter: Holly Jenkins is the right choice for District 4
Letter: Anna Wills continues to fight for Dakota County transportation needs
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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
December 26, 2014
Editorial: Green efforts will make a difference at RHS
When you’ve got more than 2,000 people in a building, small changes can add up to big differences. Rosemount High School’s move to add the composting of organics to its waste program should have quite an impact. Starting when students return from their winter break, RHS...
December 26, 2014 - 11:22am
December 18, 2014
Editorial: Passenger rail is an intriguing option
Train traffic is a fact of life in Farmington and Rosemount. Rumbling freight trains slow traffic at crossings and disrupt the quiet late at night. But it’s been years since any of them have had much reason to stop here. That could change, though the change is not likely to...
December 18, 2014 - 11:10am