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Speaker demands health insurance action or will ask Dayton to resign
Rusty crayfish found in Vermillion River Watershed, North Creek
Farmington native to star in UW-River Falls production of "Little Shop of Horrors"
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
Outside money a major Minnesota legislative campaign factor
crime and courts
Swim & dive: Tigers edged by Eagan, 95-91
Football, Week 8: Tigers blank South, take 4-4 record into playoffs
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
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
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PUBLIC NOTICE city farm
Wells Fargo Bank vs Rodine
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Letter: Steve Wilson will bring change to school board
Letter: Doug Bonar brings thoughtful approach
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Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
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October 24, 2016
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
City engineer Kevin Schorzman was born near Denver, Colorado. And, while he may have wandered far from home, he always hoped to return. A job...
October 24, 2016 - 5:09am
October 19, 2016
City of Farmington tax increase may be reduced to 3.99 percent
The 2017 tax levy for the city of Farmington may not be as high as expected. City staff and the Farmington City Council held a work session Oct. 10 with a goal of reducing the proposed levy to 3.99 percent. In September, the city council approved a preliminary tax levy increase of...
October 19, 2016 - 5:30am
October 5, 2016
City of Farmington's second quarter budget better than last year
The city of Farmington's budget is on track, with revenues exceeding budgeted expectations in the second quarter report. "The city's mid-year fund balance position is stronger than one year ago," said Robin Hanson, finance director. She presented the report to the Farmington City...
October 5, 2016 - 4:28pm
September 7, 2016
Farmington property taxes to go up in 2017
For the fourth year in a row, the Farmington City Council has voted to raise property taxes. In 2017, taxes could go up 4.94 percent or $52.72 annually for the average household. The council has until Dec. 5 to finalize the amount. The decision came at Tuesday night's council meeting,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:20pm
September 2, 2016
Farmingon city administrator earns council's praise and gets a raise
Farmington's City Administrator David McKnight got the City Council's stamp of approval and a raise in his recent performance evaluation. "I'm happy with the job David has been doing," Mayor Todd Larson said. "He brings a lot of great qualities to the city, things like big picture...
September 2, 2016 - 5:30am
June 23, 2016
Council sets goals for the year ahead
The Farmington City Council announced its four-pronged goals for Farmington at Monday’s meeting, a planning exercise done annually. Priorities for 2016-17 can be grouped into four categories: financial, development, partnerships and service delivery. Under financial, the city plans...
June 23, 2016 - 4:30pm
Superintendent will take an extended leave
Farmington School District superintendent Jay Haugen will take an extended leave in June and July to spend more time with his wife, the district announced last week. Janet Haugen was diagnosed with cancer 2 ½ years ago. She recently discontinued her treatment and has entered hospice....
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
Council considers a new code of conduct
The Farmington City Council took the first step Monday toward crafting a code of conduct for itself and all members of city boards, commissions and staff. The purpose, according to city administrator David McKnight, is to eliminate conflicts of interest and provide standards for conduct...
June 23, 2016 - 5:59am
June 9, 2016
Highway 3 construction starts June 13
Motorists will encounter delays and lane closures on Highway 3 between Highway 50 in Farmington and 170th St in Empire Township beginning Monday, June 13. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. alternating lanes will close starting on the south end of the construction project. In addition, area residents,...
June 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
City will bring two bond questions to voters
The Farmington City Council’s attempt to please all of the people all of the time created a conundrum of sorts for them at Monday’s meeting as they hammered out ballot language for a $10- to $12.3 million recreational referendum. The council started with a $10 million cap, but...
June 9, 2016 - 5:59am
June 2, 2016
Diane Lind is no longer on the line at DCC
As a visitor left her office at the Dakota Communications Center last week, Diane Lind offered a warning about the traffic on 160th Street. Drivers...
June 2, 2016 - 5:59am
May 27, 2016
Frustrations come out in teacher contract talks
Negotiations between the Farmington School District and its teachers are becoming increasingly public as they near the one-year mark. Teachers have shown up in large numbers at recent board meetings and have held rallies with speeches in the lobby at Farmington City Hall, where the...
May 27, 2016 - 2:50pm
May 26, 2016
Chaos, uncertainty reign as legislative session ends
The Minnesota Legislature has built a reputation for chaotic endings, followed by a special session to pass what lawmakers left undone in their allotted time. Sunday’s midnight deadline continued legislators’ chaos tradition, but the question is whether Gov. Mark Dayton will call...
May 26, 2016 - 5:59am
County ranks high with its residents
Dakota County residents continue to like living here and rate the quality of life very good. That is the indication from the 2016 Multi-County Residential Opinion Survey conducted earlier this year. The survey was done in collaboration with Olmsted, Scott, St. Louis and Washington...
May 26, 2016 - 5:59am
May 20, 2016
City budget earns auditor’s highest rating
Farmington got a clean rating for its annual audit, the highest rating given by the auditor. For the second year in a row, the city has not had to borrow from other internal funds to pay for its operating expenses, said Robin Hanson, finance director. Auditor Bill Lauer from accounting...
May 20, 2016 - 5:59am