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Council approves strategic plan
New countywide police unit targets tech crimes
Texas cold case heats up locally
Enrollment tops projections in ISD 192
Zelich charged with murder
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Challenges await Tiger football in new conference
Girls soccer: Ten return for Tigers
Farmington football: Husnik wins Ironman
Farmington girls cross country: Revels wants pack behind Peterson
Volleyball: SSC will provide new challenges for Tigers
Home sale will fight hunger
Dakota County Fair is under way
International symbol of peace visits Farmington
Three decades in, Farmington's Last Hope is going strong
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Armand Kelzenberg, 79
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MEETING NOTICE Empire Township
Joseph and Kerry Brabbit vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys. Inc.
Steven and Germaine Boice vs. U.S. Bank National Assoc. ND
Postponement Graves vs. Washington Mutual Bank, FA
Thomas & Camey Greengard vs. Washington Mutual Bank, FA
Nathan's column: Something fishy in the air
Letter to the editor: Thanks to an honest bingo player
Editorial: Last Hope makes a difference
Nathan's column: Looking on the bright side
Michelle's column: Slowing down long enough to be thankful
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
Letter: Church will miss food shelf
To the editor, Greetings to the community of Farmington.
opinion / letters
March 11, 2010 - 2:14pm
Interim sheriff appoints new chief deputy
The acting sheriff will soon have a top deputy. On Monday, Dakota County Interim Sheriff Dave Bellows announced he has appointed Tim Leslie as the new chief deputy sheriff in the Dakota County. Under state law, the sheriff can appoint a new top deputy and it does not have to be...
crime and courts
March 11, 2010 - 1:39pm