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Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
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Farmington Planning Commission approves draft for dog kennel within city limits
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Tiger swimmers end regular season with Eagan
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Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
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Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
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125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
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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.
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
September 12, 2014
Letter to the editor: A poem in honor of ‘Vermillion Pam’
To the editor, I’d like to send a thank you to Vermillion Crossing Pam For cleaning Spruce Street median. We’re thankful. I know I am. It’s been a growing season. The weeds pop up with rain And I know it’s not easy Cuz at my age it’s a strain. So thanks again, it’s...
September 12, 2014 - 3:02pm
Letter to the editor: New memorial is a wonderful addition
To the editor, What a wonderful celebration to honor our veterans at the dedication of the Farmington Veterans Memorial, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Hundreds of family and friends filled the west section of the Rambling River Park for the dedication of the veterans memorial. So many...
September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
September 5, 2014
Letter to the editor: Farmington football needs more community support
To the editor, Last night was an eye opener! A few months back I wrote a letter to the editor refering to Farmington (the town), our kids, and sports (football). In the past (back 30 years ago) football was. THE SPORT! Not soccer, not lacrosse, not cross country. You played football. If...
September 5, 2014 - 11:15am
August 14, 2014
Letter to the editor: Thanks to an honest bingo player
To the editor, This past week, the Lion’s of Farmington conducted Bingo at the Dakota County Fair. We pick up the deposit bags every day and get them ready for the next. When I opened the deposit bag today, I noticed that I had $9 more on my deposit slip than I had deposited....
August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
August 7, 2014
Letter to the editor: Thanks for support at tournament
To the editor, On behalf of the 11AAA Cooperstown 2015 baseball team, we would like to send a home run thank you to the baseball players and their families that participated in the MSF 15AAA and 15 AA State Tournament that our 11AAA team hosted July 25-27. It was an amazing weekend...
August 7, 2014 - 3:05pm
July 25, 2014
Letter to the editor: Sculpture brings message of peace
To the editor, In the year 2000, an 18-ton boulder of gem quality jade was discovered in the far north of Canada. It was named “Polar Pride.” A jade Buddha for universal peace was created by Ian Green, a man from Australia, who first saw the Polar Pride in early 2003. That night,...
July 25, 2014 - 10:45am