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Hampton man charged with making threats

January 29, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

A sibling’s concern sparked threats of violence and, ultimately, criminal charges earlier this month in Hampton. Continue Reading

New era begins in Dakota County

January 17, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

When Mike Slavik was first elected to the Hastings City Council in 2006, his parents breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, that political science degree he’d earned at St. John’s University was going to be used.
Well, now Slavik is using that degree full time. He was sworn last week in as the new Dakota County Commissioner for District 1. Continue Reading

New era begins in Dakota County

January 17, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

When Mike Slavik was first elected to the Hastings City Council in 2006, his parents breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, that political science degree he’d earned at St. John’s University was going to be used.
Well, now Slavik is using that degree full time. He was sworn last week in as the new Dakota County Commissioner for District 1. Continue Reading

Harris reflects on his years on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners

December 27, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Dakota County commissioner Joe Harris has seen plenty of changes in the communities he’s served over the 30-plus years he’s held the District 1 seat.
But that all comes to an end next week, as Harris has officially retired from the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. Continue Reading

Driver nearly hit another car on Highway 52 near Hampton

November 26, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

A 43-year-old Zumbro Falls man faces DWI charges after he reportedly nearly swerved into another car on Highway 52 in Hampton Township. Continue Reading

Hampton man charged with DWI

September 18, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

A 53-year-old Hampton man was apparently almost home May 27 when a Dakota County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop that resulted in charges of driving while intoxicated. Continue Reading

Birth: Ethan Schaffer

July 31, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Ethan William Schaffer was born on June 22, 2012 to Pete and Joyce Schaffer of Hampton. Continue Reading

CapX2020 power line project breaks ground, heads this way

July 16, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

Even though the CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project has broken ground, area residents will not start to see construction until sometime next spring. Continue Reading

Man charged with attempt to steal farm equipment

June 21, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

It was a long night in Hampton as Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies tracked down a man they believe attempted to steal over $1,700 worth of farm equipment. Continue Reading

Mother, son charged with altering death scene in Hampton

March 3, 2012 in The Farmington Independent

A Hampton Township man and his mother have both been charged with interfering with a death scene after they allegedly moved several empty methadone bottles last December. Continue Reading