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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
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Egg hunt focus of FBA's Easter event
Community rallies in support of student who received racist note
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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
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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
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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
Residents say Bartholomay should go
Hoping to put his recent legal troubles behind him, Farmington city council member Jason Bartholomay was disappointed Monday when the council...
March 24, 2016 - 6:14am
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
March 18, 2016
Students take to Twitter to call for graduation boycotts, private ceremonies
The Farmington School Board chose Monday to stick with a construction schedule that would put Tiger Stadium out of commission for this spring's graduation. If Twitter reactions are any indication, that left some students more than a little unhappy.
March 18, 2016 - 8:27am
March 13, 2016
City supports call for Met Council change
The resolution council members supported calls for more local representation on the Met Council Deanna Weniger Contributing writer The growing discontent over what some say is the unchecked authority of the Metropolitan Council reached Farmington Monday as the city council unanimously...
March 13, 2016 - 8:39pm
March 10, 2016
State of the City: Mayor says Farmington is planning, improving
Progress and planning were at the center of mayor Todd Larson’s State of the City address Monday. The city is doing better now than it was...
March 10, 2016 - 9:28am
March 8, 2016
Mortgage foreclosures drop by 18 percent in Dakota County
The number of homes lost to foreclosure in Minnesota is at its lowest level since 2005, according to a recently-released report from the Minnesota Homeownership Center. There is also good news for Dakota County. The report, titled identified 7,212 foreclosures in Minnesota in 2015,...
March 8, 2016 - 6:14am
March 7, 2016
Garofalo named to cybersecurity committee
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington has been nominated and accepted a position to the National Council of State Legislatures Executive Committee Task Force on Cybersecurity. The task force will be comprised of state legislators who will discuss and propose state legislative approaches...
March 7, 2016 - 6:14am
March 3, 2016
Roads, taxes will highlight legislative session
Minnesota legislators will have less time than usual to get their business done this year. The 2016 session, which begins March 8, is off to a late start because of renovation work at the capitol. That’s creating a session Rep. Pat Garofalo described as compressed and Sen. Greg...
March 3, 2016 - 6:14am
February 19, 2016
County honors longtime employees
Dakota County recognized 93 employees this week for their years of service to the county. Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 45 years of service were honored at the regular Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Those honored were: 40 years: Scott Daggett, Terry Peterson,...
February 19, 2016 - 6:14am
February 11, 2016
Go behind the badge with sheriff's department's citizen academy
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual citizen academy over the course of six consecutive Thursdays starting on March 3 and concluding on April 7. The six sessions will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy allows citizens...
February 11, 2016 - 6:14am
February 8, 2016
Economic Development Authority sets goals
The city council on Monday approved a three-year economic plan, made a change to curb-side clean up day and announced a new series of classes for senior citizens. The economic plan, developed by the city’s Economic Development Authority, set five goals for the next three years....
February 8, 2016 - 9:40am
January 28, 2016
Council approves turf deal for Schmitz-Maki Arena
Farmington Youth Lacrosse Association players will have a dry option for spring practice. The city council last week approved a rental agreement with the FYLA to install turf in the Schmitz-Maki hockey arena during April and May. “In the past, Minnesota weather has made it difficult...
January 28, 2016 - 9:08am
January 21, 2016
County manager plans to retire
Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, announced last week that he will retire in May. Richardson’s retirement...
January 21, 2016 - 6:14am
Building permits were down in 2015
Building permits were down in 2015, falling since a spike in 2011. Year-end city building permit figures show 53 for the year, compared with 87 last year and 123 the year before. 2011 was about the same in regards to single-family homes, but got a boost with 92 townhome permits, making...
January 21, 2016 - 6:14am