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Frustrations come out in teacher contract talks
Teachers, district reach tentative contract deal
Farmington man charged with stealing a snowblower from Grandma
Trio charged with forging checks stolen from car dealer
crime and courts
Track meet pays tribute to longtime supporter Thelen
Softball: Primed for a playoff push
Girls lacrosse: Tigers show resilience
Baseball: Tigers slide down SSC
Boys lacrosse: Tigers fall one goal short, twice
Memorial Day ceremonies start Sunday
Your weekend: Memorial Day ceremonies start Sunday
Community will gather around One Book
Pet of the Week: Chloe would like your attention
Your weekend: Fundraisers and more are on the schedule
arts and entertainment
Gale J. Konop, 62
Gayle Draus, 68
Rev. Arthur W. Holmes D.D, 90
Deanna Weniger: Family time matters
Student voices: A tribute to Mr. Gottwig
Editorial: Highway 3 presents many challenges
Nathan Hansen: My Saturday under water
Letter: Who’d steal flowers from a grave?
Real Estate Showcase
October 8, 2015
Want to pick the city's new logo?
Farmington city council members rejected proposed updates to the city’s logo Monday as too abstract. Staff members want to know if residents...
News / government
October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
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...
News / government
November 20, 2014 - 4:36pm
August 30, 2012
Help could be coming for beginner businesses
Would-be Farmington business owners could have a new resource available to them if the city's economic development authority pursues a partnership with a nonprofit group that has spent the past 25 years helping new and existing business owners make smarter decisions. The Metropolitan...
government / News / business
August 30, 2012 - 8:54am
August 15, 2012
City, school board races fill up
After more than a week of looking like it would be an easy decision for voters, there is finally some competition in Farmington's mayoral and city council races. Farmington resident Jerry Wear and former city council member David Pritzlaff joined incumbent mayor Todd Larson on the...
News / politics / government
August 15, 2012 - 1:20pm
December 6, 2011
City council makes another budget change
Just when it looked like a budget and levy was set for 2012, the Farmington City Council decided to make one more change -- to go back to where they started. On a 3-2 vote Monday, council members approved the 2012 levy of $8,565,982, which was the same as last year's levy. The decision...
News / government
December 6, 2011 - 10:45am
February 11, 2010
Decisions slow to come on arena
City council and school board members seem to have some affection for the city's Schmitz-Maki Arena, but beyond that there's still not a very clear idea of what the future might hold for indoor ice in Farmington. The two government boards heard recommendations Feb. 3 from a task...
February 11, 2010 - 2:25pm
January 10, 2010
A second life for Christmas trees
The presents have been opened, and the Christmas tree has lost some of its attraction. The ornaments have come down. Ornaments the packed up...
January 10, 2010 - 2:33pm
December 3, 2009
Finance job draws a lot of interest
It seems there is a fair amount of interest in the vacant Farmington finance director position. The city of Farmington received approximately 40 applications for the, and if all goes according to plan, one of those candidates will become the city's next finance director. The position...
December 3, 2009 - 1:46pm
One more chance to talk budget
There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the city of Farmington's 2010 budget. Next week, residents get to weigh in one last time. A public hearing on the 2010 budget and levy is scheduled for Monday's city council meeting. Though the city is no longer required to...
December 3, 2009 - 1:43pm
April 30, 2009
History rolls into town
The vehicle Sue Lockling describes as the minivan of its time does not look much like the modern soccer mom's transportation of choice. There are no windows. There's no roof. And the engine? It's just one horsepower. Granted, it's a pretty big horse. The vehicle in question is a...
April 30, 2009 - 3:07pm
April 9, 2009
City's cleanup days start April 18
April 18 kicks off Curbside Cleanup Days for Farmington residents. To keep the city clean and reduce excess traffic, residents are asked not to set items at the curb more than two days before their scheduled collection Saturday. Materials must be available for pickup by 7 a.m. Saturday;...
April 9, 2009 - 2:00pm
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 26, 2009
City is handling challenges, mayor says in State of the City
He might have been a little nervous, but Farmington mayor Todd Larson successfully pulled off his first State of the City address Thursday morning -- cough and all. Just a day before his address, Larson came down with a dry cough. He opened his March 25 address by holding a water...
March 26, 2009 - 2:08pm
March 5, 2009
City will cut hours, positions to make ends meet
With shorter summer hours at city hall and cuts to summer staffing levels the city of Farmington is turning to its employees to help make ends meet. Farmington city staff will take a cumulative $100,000 in pay cuts to help the city's budget this summer, but even that will not be...
March 5, 2009 - 7:00am
March 4, 2009
Editorial: Timing of city's decisions is disappointing
Timing is important. A few weeks ago we urged the Farmington city council to take action on a decision on whether to move its senior center into the building once occupied by city hall. To an extent, we're happy to have a decision. It's nice to know that building isn't going to...
March 4, 2009 - 3:24pm