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Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
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Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
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COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
ORD. NO. 016-718
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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April 9, 2009
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
February 25, 2009
Senior center decision could come Monday
Over the past few weeks, Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad has been coming up some creative measures to help a proposal to turn the old city hall building into the new Rambling River Center. On Monday, he will find out if it worked. Farmington City Council members...
February 25, 2009 - 2:49pm
Residents can evaluate city's efforts online
The city of Farmington wants to know how it's doing. Residents can email questions, concerns and service requests directly from the city's Web site at www.ci.farmington.mn.us. How does it work? First, visit the home page and see the "At-Your-Service" link. That link allows residents...
February 25, 2009 - 2:45pm
February 18, 2009
City council considers 2 new fees
Call it a revenue enhancement. Call it a new tax. But Farmington city council members might call proposed franchise fees "necessary." With $175,000 in state aid cuts in December, and the likelihood the city will lose another $350,000 in state aid in 2009, the city of Farmington has...
February 18, 2009 - 11:21am
January 29, 2009
City, district will cooperate on fiber optic project
A partnership between the city of Farmington and the Farmington School District should make communications at public buildings more reliable. The Farmington School Board approved an agreement Monday in which the two government entities will essentially swap fiber optic lines. The...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Farmington honored as state's first Yellow Ribbon City
Major General Larry W. Shellito, Adjutant General of Minnesota, congratulated the Farmington community for its designation as the state's first...
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
A yellow-ribbon celebration Sunday at the Legion
In December, Farmington was recognized as Minnesota's first Yellow Ribbon City, a designation given to recognize the community's efforts to provide support to military men and women and their families through the newly-formed Warrior to Citizen program. But why Farmington? What...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
City sets construction priorities
Though no new buildings are projected in Farmington's five-year future, plenty of road construction is. That means getting around the community will become easier. And, if all goes as planned, a few stoplights might come along the way. On Dec. 15, the Farmington City Council approved...
December 24, 2008 - 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
December 4, 2008
City portion of taxes should go down
Though the city of Farmington's preliminary levy for 2009 is 5 percent bigger than the 2008 levy, residents will still see a decrease in the city's portion of the property taxes. The final levy and 2009 budget will be adopted at the Dec. 15, regular city council meeting. The city's...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
City exploring costs of city hall transformation
With a pile of proposals on his desk and some very anxious residents across the street, Farmington city administrator Peter Herlofsky and his staff may have to do some creative budgeting in the next few weeks. In the days and weeks to come, city staff has to figure out if it is...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 13, 2008
Farmington could be state's first Yellow Ribbon city
Farmington's Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are being called into service once again, but in a different kind of way. Rather than going overseas to defend freedom, they are being asked to come forward to share the stories of their deployments and their homecomings, their triumphs...
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am