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Outgoing fire chief plans for retirement
City compromises on Spruce St. parking
Traffic headaches start next week
Code changes slow new-home construction
Stepping Stones preschool program receives national accreditation
crime and courts
Girls lacrosse: Showing they belong
Boys lacrosse: Young Tigers take opener vs. Hill-Murray
Softball: Tigers win consolation at Mankato
Baseball: Tigers upset No. 1 North
Golf: Tigers ninth in South Suburban meet
Garage Sale Hunter MAP
Your weekend: Steak fry, royal ambassadors' fundraiser are on weekend agenda
Severe Weather Week focuses on preparing for the worst
Monthly flea market starts April 25 in downtown Farmington
Pitch in and clean up Farmington's parks and ponds next weekend
arts and entertainment
Wells Fargo Bank vs Kerr
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Webber
ORD NO. 410-SS Empire Township
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Deneen
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation vs Ostrom
Irene Jo Spaniol, 98
Joseph F. Ruhr, 96
Myron E. 'Mike' Napper, 89
Lorraine Gloria Kurtz, 87
Helen Mae Fischer, 88
Editorial: Pietsch gave a lot to Farmington
Student voices: There’s no easy answer when you try to define love
Column: The pool is just great this time of year
Editorial: A lot to like in Farmington
Faith notes: What if there was no Easter?
Get Out! Deals
March 29, 2010
Enrollment growth is slowing in District 192
Enrollment in Indepen-dent School District 192 will continue to grow, but not by as much as it once did and not forever, according to a demographic report presented Monday. Consultants from Schoolfinances.com told board members they expect enrollment to grow from 6,433 in the current...
March 29, 2010 - 7:19am
March 26, 2010
Your weekend: Celebrate Easter a week early at Trinity Care Center
Friday Art workshop The Dakota Valley Arts Council and Rambling River Center will provide an art workshop starting at 1 p.m. March 26 in the arts and crafts room at Rambling River Center. The workshop will provide studio time to work on an existing project or start a new one. Participants...
March 26, 2010 - 7:07am
March 25, 2010
School board considers budget cuts
The Farmington School District has identified more than $300,000 in budget cuts and $87,000 of new revenue to help balance a budget hit by several years of flat funding from the state of Minnesota. Among positions to be cut are a districtwide telephone specialist, an educational...
March 25, 2010 - 2:34pm
March 24, 2010
Looking back: 'Computerization' came to city hall 25 years ago
25 years ago From the March 20, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City hall computerization at hand A minor technical revolution will occur at Farmington City Hall, March 31, when the city's recently acquired IBM computer begins working full force, according to Finance...
March 24, 2010 - 7:00am
March 19, 2010
Your weekend: St. Michael's fish fry is Friday
Thursday Guitar Hero at the library Teens can play Guitar Hero on the big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 18 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St. Open mic night There will be an open mic night March 18 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop...
March 19, 2010 - 7:00am
March 18, 2010
Board turns down the volume on outdoor events
There's good news for neighbors of the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Chances are, things will be a little quieter in your neighborhood this summer. On Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve changes to the county's ordinance that regulates assemblages...
March 18, 2010 - 2:04pm
School board ponders social media blackout
Farmington School Board members want to know if tweeting is best left to the birds. Veronica Walter raised the issue of board members using social media services like Twitter and Facebook during a March 8 discussion of a board conduct policy. She said the topic of social media has...
March 18, 2010 - 2:01pm
Answering the 'Whys'
Understanding death -- especially a sudden death -- is hard for anyone. Grasping the whys can plague a person's well-being for days. "Why did it happen?" "Why him? Why not me?" "Why?" is one of those questions children ask over and over as they're trying to understand a new concept....
March 18, 2010 - 1:27pm
March 16, 2010
A busy time for pothole fillers
This is a busy time of year for Jim Bell. Bell is Dakota County's highway maintenance manager. That means he's the guy in charge of potholes....
March 16, 2010 - 2:09pm
March 14, 2010
Preservation projects approved
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has approved 16 proposed Farmland and Natural Areas Program projects, and a funding application was submitted to the United States Natural Resources Conservation Service. The property owners include five property owners in Hampton, Marshan...
March 14, 2010 - 1:41pm
March 12, 2010
Your weekend: Find a bargain on a prom dress this weekend
Friday Live music East of Innocence will perform at 8 p.m. March 12 at the Ugly Mug coffee shop and bar. The Ugly Mug is located at 18450 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington. Live music American Roadhouse will perform at 8:30 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington American Legion. The...
March 12, 2010 - 11:49am
County will compete for search company's free high-speed network
Wichita has offered to change its name. Duluth is offering up the names of its first-born children. All Dakota County has to offer is eager partners, cooperative governments and a tech-savvy population that could mean good business. Bill Coleman believes that's enough to make Dakota...
March 12, 2010 - 11:39am
March 11, 2010
When Amanda Christensen moved to Farmington last summer, she had no idea she was going to make history in her new community. All she knew was...
March 11, 2010 - 2:48pm
Lakeville resident is DFL choice in 36B House race
Sigrid Iversen is excited to put theory into practice. Iversen, a Lakeville resident who teaches government classes at Eagan High School, was endorsed Saturday as the District 36B DFL candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Iversen and District 36 DFL chair Toby Nichols...
March 11, 2010 - 2:46pm
Students play games for change
There might not be people sleeping in cardboard boxes in Rambling River Park, but poverty is present in Farmington all the same. Now, a bunch...
March 11, 2010 - 2:21pm