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Felonies down last year in Farmington, Rosemount
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Contract set with third Farmington employee group
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Boys hockey: Tigers meet their match
Swimming & diving: Bovee leads Tigers at state
Girls basketball: Tired Tigers drop three of four
Wrestling: Three Tigers reach podium
Swimming & diving: Farmington swimmers qualify five events
Your weekend: Farmington's World Day of Prayer service will be Friday
Two Farmington men saved stranded motorists 75 years ago
Changes coming for Farmington church
Your weekend: KCs will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday
At 90, former Farmington postmaster is still bowling strong
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Robert L. Swanson, 90
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Edith (Brummund) Stanke, 65
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Progress slow on budget solution
ST. PAUL - Legislators on an education funding committee took the weekend off. A spat among Minnesota lawmakers negotiating a health-care spending bill interrupted talks Saturday. Lawmakers working on a deal to fund agriculture and veterans' programs were in a holding pattern, and...
May 11, 2009 - 7:13am
April 23, 2009
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House would give veterans programs more money, but delay or eliminate some agriculture spending. But for some representatives, neither got enough money in a Wednesday 83-49 mostly party-line vote, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed. "We are...
April 23, 2009 - 7:52am
Budget cuts will affect service
ST. PAUL - Sue Klabo said Minnesota hospitals like the one she leads face "grave" circumstances if state policymakers make deep health-care budget...
April 23, 2009 - 7:41am
April 20, 2009
Senators approve college budget cuts
ST. PAUL - State-run colleges and universities' budgets would be cut under a bill senators reluctantly passed 41-23 Friday. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system schools would receive 3 percent less in the next two-year budget than they receive now. The University of Minnesota's...
April 20, 2009 - 7:51am
April 13, 2009
Budget problem 'sinking in slowly'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are a month away from their deadline to send all tax and budget bills to Gov. Tim Pawlenty, but there is a doubt whether Minnesotans understand the state faces a serious budget problem. Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud,...
April 13, 2009 - 7:49am
April 9, 2009
Editorial: Budget process was a bumpy road
The city of Farmington's 2009 budget is finally finished, but getting to this point was not pretty. Putting together a viable budget for a city like Farmington will never be a simple process. And it's especially difficult in challenging economic times. Governor Tim Pawlenty's decision...
April 9, 2009 - 1:46pm
City budget is set for now
The last of the city of Farmington's 2009 budget adjustments have been made, but city council members are certainly not celebrating their achievements. City council member Christy Jo Fogarty expressed her displeasure before casting her vote in support of the last round of adjustments...
April 9, 2009 - 1:32pm
March 11, 2009
We'll get through this, governor says
Governor Tim Pawlenty said there are challenges ahead for state government but expressed confidence the state will balance its budget and put Minnesota on sound financial footing. "This is a tough challenge for all of us, but we can do this," Pawlenty said Monday at a Dakota County...
March 11, 2009 - 12:02pm
February 13, 2009
Stimulus shakes up budget debate
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's ailing state coffers could get a $2 billion jolt from the federal economic stimulus package, but the funding comes with...
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 9, 2009
Closing college among budget options
ST. PAUL - Current economic conditions could cost the state a college, the Minnesota Colleges and Universities system chancellor warns. "This is such as difficult challenge that the board has suggested that everything is on the table," James McCormick told the state Senate Higher...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
Pawlenty budget takes a lickin'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators roughed up Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal in the past week. As Democratic-controlled legislative committees...
February 9, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
Budget probe about to begin
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators begin to delve into Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal in the next few days. Most committee meetings beginning Monday will deal with budget issues. And then they take Pawlenty's budget on the road to see what Minnesotans think of the $33 billion...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
Plenty of questions for district budget
As the Farmington School District wades into the process of setting its budget for the 2009-10 school year it finds itself with a lot of unanswered questions and a potential shortfall of more than $1 million to address. Uncertainty is common this early in the process, when the district...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Minnesota budget future dark
ST. PAUL - For 28 years, Jim Mulder has looked into his crystal ball and predicted how legislators and the governor will solve budget problems. Now, the Association of Minnesota Counties' executive director said, that crystal ball is dark. Mulder and other veteran budget-watchers...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Budget passes despite disagreement
The city of Farmington's 2009 budget was approved Monday night, but not without a last-ditch effort by two council members to save a staff position, and a feisty exchange between outgoing mayor Kevan Soderberg and council member Steve Wilson. For most purposes, the 2009 preliminary...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am