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April 2, 2015
Letter: Ask Garofalo for support
To the editor, We wanted to encourage Farmington residents to be aware of a unique opportunity Rep. Pat Garofalo has to lead support for a bill that provides critical funding for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing workers in Minnesota. This funding, from the Workforce Development...
April 2, 2015 - 9:36am
March 19, 2015
Letter: Band gave student a home
To the editor, My name is Ben Strumberger, I am a 2014 alumnus of Farmington High School. I would just like to take this time to tell about how much the band program means to me. I have spent my entire life in Farmington, and the highlight of my entire school experience was being...
March 19, 2015 - 2:02pm
Letter: Band program is valuable
To the editor, As a parent of two teenage children, I have been impressed with the music program in the Farmington School District. I have recently learned that the fifth grade band program is being considered to be eliminated due to budget cuts. The loss of the fifth grade band...
March 19, 2015 - 2:01pm
February 15, 2015
Letter to the editor: Kind gesture made an impact
To the editor, Last Thursday night my husband and I had supper in Farmington. A lady and a young gentleman were seated at the table next to us. When they had finished eating and got up to leave, she came to our table and said she had noticed George’s cap and wanted to thank him...
February 15, 2015 - 4:48pm
January 22, 2015
Letter to the editor: Keep Lee as board chair
To the editor, I write this letter in support of continuing with Tera Lee as chair of the Farmington School Board. Ms. Lee has many years of experience with our schools and is doing a great job as the chair of the board. All six board members are equals when it comes to providing...
January 22, 2015 - 9:27am
January 16, 2015
Thank you: Lions Club donation will make a difference at Trinity
The Trinity Care Center residents, staff and family members all say a huge thank you to the Farmingtion Lions Club for their very generous and loving donation of a desktop video magnifier! What an awesome asset that will be used by our residents on our campus often. We realize and...
January 16, 2015 - 3:59pm
November 13, 2014
Letter to the editor: FPD does good work, writer says
To the editor, I have been a police officer for 31 years before retiring in 2001. This summer, I took the Farmington Police Department’s citizen’s academy. I wanted to see what was new in law enforcement since I retired. I have worked with police departments all over the...
November 13, 2014 - 7:41am
November 6, 2014
Letter to the editor: FEA president says district’s teacher evaluation plan is good
To the editor, I am writing in response to the Oct. 30 story regarding Farmington teacher evaluations. Like our superintendent, I am confident in saying that our plan clearly meets all the components of the law. Our district’s teacher evaluation committee met for two years to...
November 6, 2014 - 12:26pm
October 30, 2014
Letter to the editor: Don’t spend money on aquatic center
To the editor, I am concerned about Farmington taking on huge projects that will raise taxes on all of us. The aquatic center being proposed by some costs more than $10 million. Our property taxes will skyrocket in order to pay for this. I want our city council to commit to not increasing...
October 30, 2014 - 12:50pm
October 16, 2014
Letter to the editor: Melissa Sauser is a true leader
To the editor, Melissa Sauser is a woman of action, and we know that our actions speak louder than our words. In my work as a Burnsville/Savage/Eagan school board director, I have worked with Melissa on many education issues. Examples of Melissa’s leadership include her work as...
October 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Letter to the editor: Corraro has a passion to help others
To the editor, In the fraternity of college basketball coaching, coaches commonly speak of “coaching mentors” who helped lay the foundation for their success. When I speak to college basketball coaches on the topic of mentors, Steve Corraro is always the first name that I mention. Apart...
October 16, 2014 - 1:58pm
Letter to the editor: Corraro is a good leader
To the editor, Steve Corraro moved to Farmington to start a life with his loving wife, Toni, 16 years ago. Before moving here he had been a big-time college basketball coach. He went from division-one basketball to fourth grade traveling team. “What was he thinking!” Was pretty...
October 16, 2014 - 1:57pm
October 10, 2014
Letter to the editor: Sauser makes an effort
To the Editor: We support re-electing Melissa Sauser to the Farmington School Board. We have gotten to know Melissa while volunteering with the PTP. Melissa makes an effort to attend a couple meetings a year. Not only does she drop by, but she also signs up to volunteer. Melissa...
October 10, 2014 - 11:27am
Letter to the editor: Fogarty supports incumbent school board members
To the editor, As Election Day draws near I would like to take time to whole heartedly endorse the current members of the Farmington School Board. Brian Treakle, Melissa Sauser, and Tera Schmitz Lee have done a remarkable job in serving our school district for the last four years...
October 10, 2014 - 11:23am
September 25, 2014
Letter to the editor: Points to consider
To the editor, On behalf of the kids and families of Farmington I would like to thank the school board, superintendent Haugen and the director of finance, Carl Colmark, for taking a look at some items that would not only improve the facilities for our kids but allow all of the taxpayers...
September 25, 2014 - 9:52am