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City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
National Night Out coming up Tuesday
Sammlar attends educational summit
crime and courts
VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
Senior food program seeks more participation
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Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Lawrence
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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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
November 4, 2008
New faces for Farmington City Council
Farmington has a new mayor-elect, and he's never even served on the Farmington City Council. That is not to say Todd Larson does not have any knowledge about how city government runs. But the longtime planning commission member has only served in an appointed position during his...
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Proposals: Remodeling City Hall
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER SERVICES CITY OF FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA The City seeks to select an experienced qualified project Construction Manager for remodeling of a 12,000 sq. ft. former City Hall facility within a defined time schedule, within a prescribed budget,...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Letter: Julie May is a capable leader
To the editor, Farmington residents are fortunate to have Julie May as a candidate for Farmington City Council. Julie is a capable and competent leader who has served -- and continues to serve -- the Farmington community in multiple capacities. Julie served as charter president...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Voter's guide: City council candidates
We asked all candidates for city positions the same six questions and gave them each 900 words with which to answer. They got to use those words however they thought was best. The questions are: 1. Why are you the most qualified candidate for this city council position? 2. What...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am