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Most school construction projects will continue through October
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Open houses coming up for area schools
Party time at The Cakery
crime and courts
Boys cross country preview: Young and dedicated runners return to lead Tigers
Girls soccer preview: Offense ready to roll
Tiger Stadium will be ready for Farmington football opener next Friday
Girls cross country preview: Tigers after another trip to state meet
Football preview: Tigers bring experience to Fischer’s second year
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Komarnytskyi
City of Farmington Public Hearing - Gossips Bar & Grill 9/6/16
ORDINANCE NO. 325
Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation vs Lacore
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Real Estate Showcase
May 6, 2016
Dakota County names its new manager
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners announced last week that Matt Smith is the county’s new manager. In his new role, Smith will oversee...
May 6, 2016 - 5:59am
May 5, 2016
Farmington residents may get a new cable option soon
Charter Communications, the sole cable franchise for Farmington, may be getting some competition. The city had a public hearing Monday on a proposal by Frontier Communications to bring its Vantage TV product to the area. The hearing allowed Frontier to pitch its product and gave time...
May 5, 2016 - 5:59am
Fire chief completes a first year filled with change
One year after he became Farmington’s first full-time fire chief, Jim Larsen leads a department he says is better organized, more accountable...
May 5, 2016 - 5:59am
Decision on bringing parks vote to residents will wait two weeks
With three strikes against them, the Farmington parks and recreation department tried again at Monday’s council meeting to get a referendum on November’s ballot for new ball fields, an aquatic center and an outdoor rink at the ice arena. The city council rejected similar referendum...
May 5, 2016 - 5:59am
April 22, 2016
Building permits are down through first quarter
First quarter building permits were down slightly from last year, but home values are rising. Between January and March, the city issued 10 permits for new single family houses, as compared to 12 in 2015. “We are just a little bit down from last year,” said building official Ken...
April 22, 2016 - 5:59am
April 21, 2016
Fire department disbands Explorer post
The Farmington Fire Department has disbanded its Explorers program due to lack of interest, said assistant fire chief James Schmitz. But it may not be gone forever. The Explorer program gives young adults, ages 14-21 the opportunity to learn about firefighting alongside seasoned professionals....
April 21, 2016 - 5:59am
April 14, 2016
Downtown plan will head to city council
Parks, trails and ties to Farmington’s history are at the core of a new plan meant to guide development in the city’s core downtown district....
April 14, 2016 - 5:59am
April 8, 2016
New cable show highlights police, firefighters
The newest television show to hit the cables wires in Farmington and Rosemount is part public service, part public relations and part recruiting tool. Called In the Line of Duty, the bi-monthly cable access show debuted last month and features representatives of the police and fire...
April 8, 2016 - 5:59am
April 7, 2016
Summer work will be on a smaller scale this year
Burnt out from last summer’s massive overhaul of 195th Street, residents traveling through Farmington can expect less invasive projects this summer, such as new playground equipment, crack and seal coating and a new section of bike trail. Troy Hill Park, located on Everest Path...
April 7, 2016 - 4:39pm
April 5, 2016
City seeks heritage preservation nominees
May is Historic Preservation Month and the Farmington Heritage Preservation Commission is looking for nominees for its annual “Farmington Heritage Preservation Award.” The Heritage Preservation Award is given to an individual, family, company or organization that has made an outstanding...
April 5, 2016 - 6:15am
County property values are rising
Annual report shows increases of 2 to 5 percent Jane Lightbourn RiverTown Multimedia Dakota County property owners are receiving their annual valuation and property tax notices this month. The valuation report, prepared by the Dakota County Assessing Services, indicates that the taxable...
April 5, 2016 - 6:15am
April 1, 2016
Downtown redevelopment open house is Tuesday
The city of Farmington will hold the last public open house for its downtown redevelopment plan from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 5 at city hall, 430 Third St. This will be the third open house the city has held to build community consensus for the Farmington Downtown Redevelopment Plan....
April 1, 2016 - 10:15am
March 31, 2016
City offers parks report for 2015
Ice rink warming houses closed early last year, but average pool attendance was up, according to the 2015 parks and recreation report. “I think there’s a thing called global warming that continues to impact us,” joked Randy Distad, parks and rec director. The annual report covered...
March 31, 2016 - 6:15am
March 29, 2016
County will go cruising for photos
A countywide property imaging project kicked off this week in Dakota County. The Dakota County Assessor’s Office has contracted with CycloMedia Technology to take street level images of properties in Dakota County from March 21–May 15. The county uses these images to update land...
March 29, 2016 - 6:14am
March 24, 2016
City gets good financial news
With tough years ahead in which some of Farmington's $3 million in debt will come due, residents received good news that revenues are up at Monday's city council meeting. This financial review focused only on revenues collected in 2015. The general fund, filled mostly from property...
March 24, 2016 - 6:14am