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City starts process to fill council vacancy
The city has set the end of April as its goal to fill the council seat left empty by Tim Pitcher's sudden resignation. The Farmington City Council voted unanimously Monday, March 20, to accept Pitcher's resignation, declare a vacancy on the council and greenlight the staff to begin...
2 hours 43 min ago
March 14, 2017
State of the City: Farmington is growing, climbing out of debt
Mayor Todd Larson highlighted new businesses, fiscal responsibility and the success of the city's first full-time fire chief in his State of...
March 14, 2017 - 3:01pm
March 10, 2017
Pitcher resigns from Farmington City Council
City Council member Tim Pitcher submitted his resignation March 9, citing a new job opportunity that will move him out of Farmington.
March 10, 2017 - 1:46pm
March 9, 2017
Two park plans approved, waiting for funding
Concepts for Prairie Pines and Marigold parks are finished and have the City Council's blessing. All they need now is funding. The parks, which...
March 9, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
Akin Road property rezoned; neighbors concerned about changes
A piece of property on Akin Road has come under scrutiny lately, bouncing back and forth between the Farmington Planning Commission and City...
March 8, 2017 - 9:11am
February 22, 2017
Study shows Farmington Police Department understaffed
The Farmington Police Department could use two additional patrol officers now, a captain's position, and budget for two more officers in three...
February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers.
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
February 19, 2017
Calls made to change property tax that doesn't stay local
ST. PAUL — Owners of commercial, industrial or seasonal recreation property have another layer to their real estate taxes. Known as the...
February 19, 2017 - 5:30am
February 9, 2017
Permit applications show Farmington continuing gradual growth
The fourth quarter single-family building permits in Farmington were up from last year, and that doesn't include the 70-unit senior living facility...
February 9, 2017 - 1:30pm
Fire and ice: Farmington firefighters complete ice rescue training
The Farmington Fire Department spent 90 minutes in a class on ice rescue Monday night, Feb. 6, and then headed to a local pond on 195th St. and...
February 9, 2017 - 5:30am
February 5, 2017
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
ST. PAUL — A third as many trains haul North Dakota crude oil across Minnesota as two years ago. Falling oil prices forced a drop in oil...
February 5, 2017 - 5:30am
February 3, 2017
Farmington Fire Department to complete ice rescue training Monday
Farmington residents should not be alarmed by multiple fire trucks at the ponds near 195th Street and Deerbrooke Path at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. The Fire Department will be doing an ice rescue training. After a 90-minute class at Fire Station 1, they will put what they learned into practice,...
February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 30, 2017
Deadline extended for Minnesotans to buy health insurance
ST. PAUL — Next week's impending deadline for Minnesotans to buy health insurance on the individual market just got a little looser. The...
January 30, 2017 - 10:44am
January 17, 2017
Matt Price awarded Farmington Firefighter of the Year
Lieutenant Matt Price was honored Friday with the Firefighter of the Year Award during an annual banquet recognizing the work of Farmington's...
January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
What's the holdup on Minnesota health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL — If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver...
January 17, 2017 - 5:30am