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Hastings native seeks to unseat Smith
Fired up to lead: Elvestad named Farmington fire chief
Minn. roundup: Pawlenty says he won't run against Smith for U.S. Senate; Looking for contraband, Stillwater prison unit was in lockdown
The 3-3 math adds up to no vice chair
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
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Farmington boys hockey has the talent; looks to build experience
Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
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October 22, 2017
Letters to the editor: Legacy apologizes for naming decision; Thanks for supporting troops at 'Fright Night'
The Legacy of Farmington Senior Living would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to the Akin family of Farmington. In an attempt to honor the heritage of the community we've made our home, we named our common areas after families deeply rooted in Farmington. We did...
October 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 8, 2017
Letter: City pool a staple of the community
For the past 20 years, I have been enjoying the Farmington municipal pool. Five of these years have included my employment and, although some...
October 8, 2017 - 7:52am
September 17, 2017
Letter to the editor: Money, regulations don’t solve problems
In response to Rachel Garaghty's Sept. 7 letter on Jason Lewis, first of all let me say that I do not know your life circumstances, nor do I...
September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 10, 2017
Letter: Imagining city without its pool
Recently, our small-town paper left its front page blank to show what Farmington would be like without our town paper. This letter to the editor...
September 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
August 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Don't forget about the Farmington High School 1936 football team
Don't forget about the FHS '36 football team I certainly do not want to take anything away from the great season that the Farmington High School girl's softball softball team had — culminating with a "modern era" team state championship — but maybe there is a bit too much...
August 2, 2017 - 9:15am
June 16, 2017
Letters: Thanks for poppy support; Lewis' plan to put Wall Street first
Thanks for poppy support We wish to thank all the Farmington businesses and citizens for their generous support in our 2017 American Legion Auxiliary's...
June 16, 2017 - 10:42am
March 24, 2017
Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
As a voter, I have a huge problem with the proposed "fix" to the ACA currently under review in the House. The fact that it will lead to significantly higher uninsured individuals, shift costs to the state government, and benefit the wealthiest of the population is un-American and...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
I am working on a merit badge for Troop 119 out of Farmington. One of the requirements for this merit badge is to write to my local paper about an opinion I have. I live by Lake Julia Park where just about every night in the summertime there are always people there through the late...
March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
February 16, 2017
Letter: Sen. Matt Little’s bill would weaken local government control
Minnesotans value strong local democracy and want local governments to have the power to protect their communities from unanticipated and harmful developments. But corporate interests are pushing legislation at the state Capitol that would make it more difficult for townships and...
February 16, 2017 - 5:30am
January 20, 2017
Letter: Lewis is fulfilling campaign promises
The citizens of this second Congressional District again have reasons to rejoice and be glad. Jason Lewis, our newly elected Congressman, made it clear throughout the election campaign what the role of the federal government should be. Often he spoke of the extra-Constitutional reach...
January 20, 2017 - 5:30am
December 15, 2016
Letter: Minnesota taxes veterans benefits and social security
The inventor of the Big Mac and the inventor of General Tso’s chicken both died this week. The reason I mention it is this is what exists as headline news in the media today. Buried in the bowels of the internet is a story about Minnesota being in the top-10 worst states for people...
December 15, 2016 - 5:30am
October 27, 2016
Letter: Little is more than a mayor in Lakeville
If you look at Matt Little’s community involvement and energy, it’s clear he has been more than a mayor for us. He is dependable and enthusiastic about the growth of our city. He has taken part in events and grand openings such as a fashion show at Be-YOU-tiful salon and the Board...
October 27, 2016 - 1:07pm
Letter: Bonar, Donnelly should be re-elected
With Election Day drawing near, I would like to take a few moments to remind everyone to take the time to know and research your local candidates for office. These races aren’t as electrifying as those with the TV commercials or newspaper ads, but this local Farmington City Council...
October 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
Letter: Bonar cares about the best interests of the city
City council member Doug Bonar is up for re-election in Farmington Nov. 8. Doug has consistently demonstrated both on and off camera that he truly cares about the best interests of our city. Bonar prepares for council meetings and workshops for hours each week as evident in our conversations,...
October 27, 2016 - 11:06am
Letter: Serving the community on the school board
Four years ago I asked for the support of voters in the Farmington School District, and I have had the honor of representing my hometown on the school board. Now I ask for the support of the community for the opportunity to continue that service on the school board. We may not have...
October 27, 2016 - 9:05am