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Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
Farmington Planning Commission approves draft for dog kennel within city limits
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
Cities say they need state money to meet water rules
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Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Tiger swimmers end regular season with Eagan
Senior Tiger gymnast Lauren Slayton is going back to state
Girls Hockey: Tigers end season with heartbreaking loss
'It feels unreal': Minnesota's Diggins sprints to long-awaited gold in cross-country
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Independent Town Pages office to close, but commitment to readers, local news remains steadfast
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
Listening with her fingers: Massage therapist opens business in Farmington
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
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January 11, 2018
The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
Last year during the 2016-2017 flu season, hospitalizations from influenza increased almost 143 percent over the previous season. The flu can...
January 11, 2018 - 8:18pm
December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
November 10, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Virtually everyone is aware of the nationwide jostling taking place to attract Amazon's announced $50 billion corporate headquarters. I can't...
November 10, 2017 - 8:45am
October 25, 2017
Great flavors to be found in light lager beers
This week I am going to talk about a style of beer enjoyed by nearly 90 percent of regular beer drinkers: light lager. Just for a little reference,...
October 25, 2017 - 12:27pm
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 23, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: 1.9 percent budget proposal, feedback sought
The net impact of the proposed 2018 Dakota County budget would be an increase of 1.9 percent or less in the property tax levy, or roughly $8...
October 23, 2017 - 8:27pm
October 15, 2017
Viewpoint: Poll gives legislators input on residents' thoughts
The annual state fair poll, conducted at the Minnesota Senate booth, is a nonpartisan survey of issues discussed in prior legislative sessions...
October 15, 2017 - 3:15pm
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
October 2, 2017
A view from an economist: Trump speech to UN on socialism, payments, women
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted,...
October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 29, 2017
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
My paternal grandfather was a tall guy who grew up in upstate New York and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached me in fishing for trout...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 9, 2017
Chuck Brooks: Take advantage of many RHS 100th events
It's finally arrived. This column is solely dedicated to discussing "the event" coming at ya on Sept 23 at Rosemount High School. In all actuality,...
September 9, 2017 - 8:00am
August 31, 2017
Chuck Brooks: Back-to-school messages to keep in mind
Labor Day weekend has arrived. The State Fair ends Monday, teachers and kids will return to the classrooms on Tuesday, and I will continue to...
August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
August 25, 2017
Viewpoint: The fair's a 'heckuva' good time
"Our state fair is a great state fair; don't miss it, don't even be late!" Those are the opening words to the theme song from the 1962 film featuring...
August 25, 2017 - 8:00am
August 24, 2017
Viewpoint: Slow mail costs money
Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect? We found out a few years ago, when the postmaster general had to take away overnight first-class and periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem...
August 24, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 22, 2017
Column: Reforming juvenile justice to save kids
There are over a million kids in our country's juvenile justice system. A million kids is a lot — especially when contact with the system...
August 22, 2017 - 9:00am