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March 17, 2013
Farmington Rep. Garofalo aims for smaller legislature
If Rep. Pat Garofalo gets his way, the halls at the Minnesota State Capitol will feel a lot more spacious a decade from now. Garofalo, a Republican from Farmington, introduced legislation March 7 that would cut the size of the Minnesota's legislature by more than half starting in...
March 17, 2013 - 7:29am
November 6, 2012
Thompson, Garofalo win reelection
Voters have chosen two familiar faces in Minnesota Senate District 58, returning incumbent Senator Dave Thompson and Rep. Pat Garofalo to the state Capitol Tuesday by convincing margins. Both Thompson and Garofalo are Republicans. Thompson, a lawyer and former talk show host from...
November 6, 2012 - 9:15pm
October 4, 2012
Online tool puts Farmington, national candidate info in one place
Want to know a little more about the candidates you'll be voting for in November? A new link on the city of Farmington's website can help. Called "My Ballot," the link is posted through the Minnesota Secretary of State's office, but it's located right on the main page of the city...
October 4, 2012 - 10:08am
June 9, 2012
Vermillion resident will challenge Thompson in Senate race
Andrew Brobston has already been a music teacher and a software engineer. Now the Vermillion Township resident would like to be a Senator. Brobston filed June 1 to challenge incumbent Minnesota Senator Dave Thompson in District 58. The filing fills a gap that has existed since March,...
June 9, 2012 - 7:08am
March 29, 2012
GOP endorses incumbents in District 58 races; DFL hopes to name candidates soon
One side of the ballot will look very familiar when Farmington residents choose their local legislators in November. The other side is still...
March 29, 2012 - 10:30am
March 15, 2012
Reps. Garofalo, Rukavina get in heated debate over taxes
Minnesota Reps. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) and Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia) got into a heated debate over tax policy during a meeting of the...
March 15, 2012 - 4:48pm
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
June 3, 2011
Q and A: New Senator Dave Thompson has had a good first session
There's been no shortage of activity in Dave Thompson's first year as a Minnesota Senator, and he's not done yet. Thompson, a Lakeville resident...
June 3, 2011 - 7:06am
February 18, 2011
City council nears a decision on franchise fees
Any way they look at it, the Farmington City Council has realized they need to turn to residents to help keep the city's roads in shape. Farmington needs residents to help pay for the seal coating process that maintains city streets. Of that, there seems to be little question. But...
February 18, 2011 - 7:27am
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
February 15, 2011
Governor Mark Dayton releases proposed budget
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education spending in a budget proposal he released this morning. The Democrat's total budget plan for the next two years would be $37 billion,...
February 15, 2011 - 11:42am
February 4, 2011
City's franchise fee discussion continues
The idea of implementing franchise fees to pay for the city's annual seal coating projects has been put on the back burner, but Farmington City Council members haven't turned off the heat. Council members have considered the concept of franchise fees since it was introduced last...
February 4, 2011 - 10:19am
February 3, 2011
Planned city hall registrar's office is progressing
Before too long, Farmington residents will be able to get driver's licenses renewed right in their own downtown. Gone will be the days of driving to Lakeville or Apple Valley to get new license tabs for vehicles. Picking up a fishing or hunting license will be easier, too. As it...
February 3, 2011 - 9:47am