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October 2, 2015
Editorial: Community on display at homecoming
The Farmington and Rosemount high school football teams played a game last Friday, and if all you looked at was the results on the field you would have missed a whole lot. The game was part of Farmington’s homecoming week, and it couldn’t have gone much worse for the Tigers....
October 2, 2015 - 5:25pm
September 26, 2015
Editorial: Get informed on school votes
There was an unsettling comment made Monday at a public meeting to discuss the Farmington School District’s upcoming levy and bond votes. During a discussion in which parents urged the district to do a better job of communicating the reasons for the votes, one participant suggested...
September 26, 2015 - 6:14am
September 11, 2015
Editorial: Watch for kids with school under way
School is back in session this week in Farmington and Rosemount, which means students are out again in large numbers. They’re walking and biking to school and waiting for buses along city streets. That’s true these days more than ever. Schools have made an increased effort in...
September 11, 2015 - 6:14am
September 4, 2015
Editorial: Fundraising for any kind of footwear
Who said doing good deeds had to be boring? There are three local opportunities in September to raise money for good causes, and all three give participants a chance to have fun while they’re giving back. So, dust off your cowboy boots, your running shoes or both and get out to...
September 4, 2015 - 1:18pm
August 27, 2015
Editorial: A plan for downtown is good, but results are better
Last week the Farmington City Council approved a $40,000 contract with Hoisington Kogler Group to take a closer look at the city’s downtown district and figure out what can be done with it. That’s not a bad idea. The comment we hear over and over around town is that Farmington...
August 27, 2015 - 4:55pm
August 24, 2015
Editorial: Results will be worth construction pain
This was always a possibility. With this summer’s reconstruction of 195th Street, Dakota County took on a significant project. Crews had to tear up and rebuild an extended stretch of roadway. There will be three new roundabouts when everything is done. A new bike path. Even an underpass...
August 24, 2015 - 9:20am
August 14, 2015
Editorial: Expand fishing options on the Vermillion
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering a change to fishing rules on the Vermillion River. They hope to draw more people to the aquatic and wildlife management areas near Farmington. We think it’s a great idea. The DNR has put a lot of time and effort into...
August 14, 2015 - 10:28am
July 31, 2015
Editorial: Miss Farmington program is worth celebrating
Elsewhere on this page, Rosemount mayor Bill Droste writes about the impact volunteers can have in the community. He offers as an example the work done earlier this month to put on Leprechaun Day, the city’s annual celebration. It’s a good example. Leprechaun Days volunteers...
July 31, 2015 - 5:07pm
July 23, 2015
Editorial: Board was right to give voters option on bond, levy
We’re still not thrilled with the way they got there, but when Farmington School Board members made a decision Monday to ask voters to approve a $45 million building bond and a $433-per-student operating levy, it was the most sensible choice. We wrote last week about our problems...
July 23, 2015 - 9:29am
July 16, 2015
Editorial: Delaying levy decision was the wrong choice
The agenda for Monday’s Farmington School Board meeting suggested board members would make a decision that night about whether to ask voters to approve an operating levy and a building bond when they go to the polls in November. The decision has been a long time coming. It’s...
July 16, 2015 - 9:41am
July 13, 2015
Editorial: Keeping pool in town has a cost
Farmington’s municipal pool has been a benefit to local families since it was built in 1970. Spending time in the water on a hot summer day became a treasured part of growing up for many residents. It is to the city’s benefit it has been able to provide that amenity for so many...
July 13, 2015 - 10:31am
June 26, 2015
Editorial: Dew Days volunteers do thankless work
Putting on a big community event takes a lot of work. Just ask anybody involved in organizing Farmington’s successful Dew Days celebration over the weekend, or the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Art Blast, which continues through Sunday. A lot of volunteers put in a lot of hours,...
June 26, 2015 - 9:40am
June 18, 2015
Editorial: Miss Farmington is a true ambassador
As she spoke for the final time as a Miss Farmington Princess Tuesday night, Anna Korbein noted how far the program has come. When she was a Little Miss Farmington Princess 10 years ago Korbein wore a small tiara — she happened to have found it recently while cleaning out a crawl...
June 18, 2015 - 9:24am
June 11, 2015
Editorial: Good bye, Andrea
The first thing Andrea Langworthy ever wrote to this newspaper was a complaint. A column we’d ran had less than glowing things to say about a particular car salesman, and Andrea, the first female car salesperson in the state back in 1976, stood up for the man. A while later, she...
June 11, 2015 - 10:23am
June 4, 2015
Editorial: Get out and explore this summer
Seniors graduate from Farmington and Rosemount high schools this week. Summer is officially under way, and things are about to get busy around here. Farmington’s Dew Days, filled with bed races, rib cookoffs and more, is just 12 days away. The Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Art...
June 4, 2015 - 1:23pm