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California man killed in early morning accident

April 30, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Atathan Atay, a California resident, was pronounced dead at the scene of an early morning accident in Eureka Township Continue Reading

Sinkholes an issue on several Eureka township roads

April 26, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Getting around Eureka Township has been a little more difficult lately, thanks to the amount of snow and rain the area has received.
Several culverts in the township have given out in recent weeks, creating something of a sink hole in those locations. Continue Reading

Eureka organic-farming pioneer will speak at Robert Trail Library

March 15, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

For nearly 30 years, just up Highway 3 from Rosemount, Atina and Martin Diffley sold vegetables from their roadside stand in Eagan. Many of their customers drove up from Rosemount for their fresh, organic fare. Continue Reading

Incumbents sweep Tuesday’s township elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka

March 12, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

The results are in for the March 12 township elections in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka. Incumbents won seats in all three communities, and Castle Rock voters approved a measure to let township officials appoint the township clerk’s position. Continue Reading

Work begins on massive power project

March 11, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

The CapX2020 utilities have started construction on the estimated $500 million, 150-mile Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kilovolt project. The first segment under construction is the 16-mile 161 kV line between a new north Rochester substation near Pine Island and the existing Northern Hills Substation in northwest Rochester. Continue Reading

Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka voters will go to the polls Tuesday

March 9, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Area township voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to their respective boards of supervisors.
Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Empire, Eureka and Castle Rock town halls. Continue Reading

Eureka Township may change density rules

March 9, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

When Eureka Township residents go to their annual meeting Tuesday, they’ll get an update on a proposed housing density ordinance change that would give landowners more flexibility with their housing rights. Continue Reading

Dakota County targets nitrates in water

February 11, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed District have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings Area Nitrate Study almost 10 years ago. Continue Reading

Dakota County targets nitrates in water

February 11, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed District have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings Area Nitrate Study almost 10 years ago. Continue Reading

Fields set for 2013 township elections

January 18, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Once again, Empire township’s elections should bring little surprise the morning after. But Castle Rock and Eureka? Well, that might be something different. Continue Reading