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Thrivent's K9 5K to raise funds for future training
Need a buddy? Sit on the Buddy Benches
Ground Round closes, Burgers and Bottles may fill void
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
Most school construction projects will continue through October
crime and courts
Girls soccer: Tigers triumph in return to Boeckman
Volleyball: Healthy and cohesive
Girls swim & dive: Work pays off for Tigers
Cross country: Tigers take off in Duluth
Boys soccer: Two outta three ain't bad
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Reg. Sytstems vs. Coupanger
Mortgage Electronic Reg. Systems vs. Turner
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Beverly K. Erickson, 73
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Chuck Brooks: Good teachers are always working
Pat Rupp: So you want to be on the school board?
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
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Real Estate Showcase
August 17, 2016
Planning commission approves Hy-Vee site plan
The planning commission members looked out at an unusual sight at Tuesday night’s meeting: a full house. Residents turned out to get details...
August 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
June 24, 2016
Abundant Vine grows from the ground up
People who know Rachael Cochrane like to joke that if the zombie apocalypse ever comes, they’re heading to her house because she’s basically...
June 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
June 17, 2016
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced today it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based...
June 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
June 10, 2016
BlueNose brings custom coffee to Farmington
Tim Aylward has two babies in his life right now. There’s the 5-month-old child at home, and the soon-to-be-born coffee shop he hopes to open...
June 10, 2016 - 5:59am
June 2, 2016
Dental clinic opens its doors Thursday
Midwest Dental is new to Farmington, but the company isn’t wasting any time making itself part of the community. The new dental clinic, which opens for business June 6, has made it a priority even before it’s open to connect with its new home. The clinic is a sponsor of this season’s...
June 2, 2016 - 5:59am
April 14, 2016
Downtown plan will head to city council
Parks, trails and ties to Farmington’s history are at the core of a new plan meant to guide development in the city’s core downtown district....
April 14, 2016 - 5:59am
January 8, 2016
Sports gear, close to home
It all started with the building. Janie Tutewohl, Anne Olson, Karen Wisdorf and Shannon Nielsen had talked for years about buying the building...
January 8, 2016 - 10:27am
December 23, 2015
New look, new name, same bakery
The sign on the front of the building is new. So, for that matter, is much of the front of the building. But Farmington Bakery owner Gina King...
December 23, 2015 - 10:01am
December 10, 2015
City wants resident input on downtown development plan
According to at least one vision, the future of downtown Farmington involves a lot of apartments and townhomes. One of two concept plans developed...
December 10, 2015 - 6:14am
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
City will pay for downtown development plan
The Farmington City Council last week approved a $40,000 expenditure to hire a Minneapolis consulting firm to help redevelop the city’s downtown district. The project will be partially funded by a Dakota County Community Development Agency Redevelopment Incentive Grant. These grants...
August 27, 2015 - 6:27am
August 7, 2015
Downtown space becomes a hub for new businesses
Carpet is scheduled to go in this week in the building Paul Otten owns in downtown Farmington. So are some missing ceiling tiles, and a few other...
August 7, 2015 - 2:43pm
May 15, 2015
Letter to the editor: Insurance change would be harmful
To the editor, Over the past 10 years working as an auto insurance agent, I have been fortunate to serve hundreds of customers in Farmington and our neighboring communities. What I enjoy most about my job is speaking regularly to my customers, hearing about their lives, getting...
May 15, 2015 - 9:52am
November 20, 2014
City will review policy on business subsidies
The last time the city of Farmington reviewed its business subsidy policy it was 2002, several years before recession reshaped the business community. Starting Monday, new community development director Adam Kienberger wants to work with the city’s economic development authority...
November 20, 2014 - 4:36pm