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Community rallies in support of student who received racist note
Minnesota roundup: Burglars swipe $30K in tools from St. Paul school's auto shop, principal's car
Fun for food at Games for Change
City starts process to fill council vacancy
New cameras effective in deterring vandalism
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
arts and entertainment
FORECLOSURE: MERS/Wells Fargo v. Coffey; 17-105811
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PLAN COMM 4-27-2017
World Savings Bank vs English
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Robert "Bob" Sender, 68
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
Real Estate Showcase
January 16, 2017
Residents weigh in on features of new Prairie Pines Park
When landscape designers Bryan Harjes and Tim Solomonson asked residents for input on a proposed park in a Highway 3 neighborhood, they encouraged...
January 16, 2017 - 1:30pm
January 15, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Partial quick start for Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL — The first new law of 2017 came nine days into the annual legislative session. Now, that's zippy in a process that often drags...
January 15, 2017 - 5:30am
January 5, 2017
City chooses new Public Works Director
The city of Farmington is close to getting a replacement for its director of public works, a position vacated by Kevin Schorzman when he left in November to take a job in Colorado. An offer has been made to Katheryn Gehler, subject to the completion of a background investigation,...
January 5, 2017 - 5:30am
January 4, 2017
Robyn Craig sworn in as new Farmington City Council member
Since winning the election in November, Robyn Craig has been getting ready to take her seat as the newest, and only female, member of the Farmington...
January 4, 2017 - 1:30pm
Slavik elected chair of Dakota County Commissioners, Atkins sworn in
Commissioner Mike Slavik, who represents District 1 of Dakota County, was selected to serve as the chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners,...
January 4, 2017 - 5:30am
January 2, 2017
2017 Minnesota tax bill to start with popular, but failed, 2016 version
ST. PAUL — Wildly popular 2016 Minnesota tax legislation would have cut farmland property taxes, increased state aid to local governments,...
January 2, 2017 - 5:30am
December 27, 2016
Farmington votes to raise property taxes in 2017
The Farmington City Council on Monday, Dec. 19 approved the final property tax levy for 2017 at $9,966,822. This is a $353,568 or 3.99 percent increase over the 2016 property tax levy. In 2017 the estimated market value for the average residential home in Farmington is expected to...
December 27, 2016 - 12:14pm
Don't bet on big 2017 Minnesota bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Billions of dollars in state public works construction projects are on hold, and no one knows if the Minnesota Legislature will...
December 27, 2016 - 5:30am
December 25, 2016
New Minnesota legislators, new Sunday sales attitude?
ST. PAUL — Both sides of the Sunday liquor sales issue are surveying the new makeup of the Minnesota Legislature to see where the votes could land. Andrew Schmitt decided to be proactive this election cycle and is optimistic Minnesota will be able to buy booze at liquor stores...
December 25, 2016 - 5:30am
December 22, 2016
City Council says farewell to Douglas Bonar
True to form, Douglas Bonar closed out his first and final term as a city councilmember Monday night with a pithy pun. "I think it is better to push the envelope than to stamp or sign it, because then it is stationary," he said, in response to comments by the council about his habit...
December 22, 2016 - 3:26pm
December 21, 2016
Year end report shows staff following Farmington council's priorities
As an end of the year review, City Administrator David McKnight gave a report Monday showing how the staff in 2016 had followed the council's top four priorities: financial, development, partnerships and service delivery. Financially, the council wanted to make Farmington a city of...
December 21, 2016 - 5:30am
December 20, 2016
Dayton, Daudt head into session with 'damaged relationship'
ST. PAUL — The two top Minnesota political leaders will approach the legislative session in January with a "damaged relationship" following...
December 20, 2016 - 10:04am
December 19, 2016
Holiday garbage collection schedule changes in Farmington
Farmington city offices will be closed for Christmas on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26. Friday’s garbage and red week recycling will be collected early on Thursday, Dec. 22. Monday’s garbage and gold week recycling will be collected on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Return trips to...
December 19, 2016 - 11:58am
December 16, 2016
Minnesotans encouraged to apply for energy assistance
ST. PAUL — As cold weather sweeps into the state, the Minnesota Commerce Department is encouraging low-income Minnesotans to get help with paying their heating bills through the state's Energy Assistance Program. Households that earn less than 50 percent of the state's median...
December 16, 2016 - 5:30am
December 14, 2016
St. Paul mayor opens governor run
ST. PAUL — Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul is running for Minnesota governor. He filed paperwork on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to run in the 2018 election...
December 14, 2016 - 6:00am