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Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Apparent CO poisoning on St. Croix River leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Food seized from Minnesota warehouse due to infestation of rodents, birds and insects
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Forty-seven finish Grandma's Marathon
Youth sports: 11AAA second at Shakopee; 9AAA first at Woodbury; Rosemount U10 win Bait Bucket; 8U softball first in Rosemount
TPC Twin Cities may land PGA event
Girls lacrosse: Tigers finish fourth in first state appearance
State softball: Frost's walk-off blast gives Tigers 4A state title
PHOTOS: Farmington Dew Days 2017
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
PHOTOS: 326 do the Dew Run
Picture perfect: Farmington artist illustrates portraits resembling photography
Health column: What role will you play?
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NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION: Summit Title
City of Farmington: PHN Fairhill Estate
Wells Fargo Bank vs David Herbison
Frannklin American Mort. Co. vs Celina Baars
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Pat Rupp: My how Farmington has changed in 44 years
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Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
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January 26, 2012
Letter: Legislation's real goal is busting unions
State Senator Dave Thompson of Lakeville posted on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week that he intends to introduce what he is calling an "Employee Freedom Bill" as an amendment to the Minnesota's Constitution. This type of legislation has been in the works across America for...
January 26, 2012 - 10:26am
Editorial: Liquor stores provide valuable funding
In the span of a week, the city of Farmington has progressed from a discussion about whether to relocate one of its liquor stores to a much bigger-picture examination of whether it should be in the liquor business in the first place. It's not clear just how long that discussion will...
January 26, 2012 - 10:26am
December 21, 2011
Thompson will not seek Senate Majority Leader position
David Thompson, the Lakeville Republican who represents Farmington in the Minnesota Senate, has announced he will not run for the Senate's currently...
December 21, 2011 - 4:07pm
February 17, 2011
Township takes a resident to court over scrapyard
Castle Rock Township is going to court with one of its residents over an unlicensed scrapyard that sprung up last year and has drawn numerous complaints from neighbors. The township started getting complaints in July of last year about the property on Biscayne Avenue. According to...
February 17, 2011 - 9:12am
January 13, 2011
New school board gets down to business
The newest members of the Farmington School Board took on some of its most important roles at the first meeting of the new year. Tera Lee, who was the top finisher in the Nov. 2 election, was elected chair at Monday night's meeting. Brian Treakle, who finished second, was elected...
January 13, 2011 - 9:06am
January 6, 2011
Editorial: Little of substance to take from investigation
The Dakota County Attorney's office said last week it will not file criminal charges in response to the actions of Farmington School Board member Tim Burke. The city of Farmington still might, but there seemed to be little enthusiasm among city council members Monday for a process...
January 6, 2011 - 10:42am
December 13, 2010
Burke's behavior earns censure, referral to county attorney
The Farmington School Board made a decision Monday they hope will serve as a clear warning to board member Tim Burke that behavior identified...
December 13, 2010 - 10:26pm
December 9, 2010
Letter: City's spending is the problem
To the editor, Apparently, the woes concerning the Farmington budget continue to fester and will run unabated until the city council wakes up to realize that over-spending is the problem. Unfortunately, Mr.Herlofsky doesn't seem to get it either. Arlo Finney, Farmington
December 9, 2010 - 10:22am
November 18, 2010
Letter: Writer suggests another option for Burke situation
To the editor, Farmington School District residents should view the actual segments of the Nov. 8 school board meeting and come to their own conclusions on the board vs. Tim Burke situation. If you have a computer, the easiest way to do so is to use these links for direct viewing...
November 18, 2010 - 10:15am
Letter: Resident appreciates the efforts Burke has made
To the editor, My family and I have been in the Farmington School District for 25 years and we presently have three students in the Farmington School District. We fully support Mr. Tim Burke and the job he is doing as a Farmington School Board member. As a citizen and taxpayer...
November 18, 2010 - 10:14am
Letter: Thompson is prepared to serve his constituents
On Nov. 2, I was elected to replace retiring Senator Pat Pariseau in the Minnesota State Senate. I am honored and humbled by your support, and look forward to starting my service to you on Jan. 4, 2011. Campaigning for office is a demanding and rewarding experience. I attended numerous...
November 18, 2010 - 10:13am
Editorial: Council decisions have been slow to come
Near the end of a more than 90-minute discussion of franchise fees Monday night Farmington City Council member Steve Wilson made a comment in praise of the council's decision to extend their conversation on the topic a little bit longer. "Government should be slow and deliberative,"...
November 18, 2010 - 10:12am
November 4, 2010
Letter: District didn't budget well
To the editor, I am writing in response to (last week's) article on school enrollment. The district is looking at a $637,000 budget shortfall due to lower than expected enrollment. Superintendent Brad Meeks implies the problem occurred because the district committed to hiring...
November 4, 2010 - 10:03am
October 28, 2010
Endorsement: Time is right for Blakely to leave bench
Tim Blakely will face the ultimate jury of his peers Tuesday, when voters will decide whether his unethical behavior warrants removal from the First Judicial District bench. We believe he must go. We say that not only because he's an embarrassment and hasn't been seen in his chambers...
October 28, 2010 - 10:46am
Forum endorsement: Re-elect Swanson Attorney General
Lori Swanson's record as Minnesota's attorney general might not be without blemish, but her performance has been good enough to justify her re-election. She has distinguished herself as a people's AG by using resources to ensure Minnesota residents are not abused by scam artists and...
October 28, 2010 - 10:45am