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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
April 2, 2010
Your weekend: Easter carnival is Saturday
Friday Movies for kids The Dakota County Farmington Library will host a Movies for Kids event from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 2. The movies being shown are "The Cow who Clucked," "Curious George" and "Frog Goes to Dinner." The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information...
April 2, 2010 - 6:19am
April 1, 2010
FHS grad sets off on the long walk to Miami
Sometime after the prayer offered for his benefit and before he took the first step of the longest walk of his life Jordan Dibb teared up. Maybe...
outdoors / life
April 1, 2010 - 12:44pm
March 31, 2010
Looking back: 300 attended open house for the new disposal plant in 1960
25 years ago From the March 27, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent DEA office manager retires April 1 After 12 years as general office manager for Dakota Electric Association, 62-year-old Bob Rankin will retire April 1. As chief accountant and supervisor of office operations,...
March 31, 2010 - 1:37pm
March 30, 2010
Q&A: Spring training for gardeners
Spring is an exciting time for baseball fans, with favorite players rounding into shape in sunnier climates. But this is also a big time of year for gardeners. With the weather warming and growing season fast approaching we took a minute to talk with Dakota County master gardener...
March 30, 2010 - 8:14am
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
County will work toward making buildings more energy efficient
All Dakota County-owned buildings will receive energy assessments soon. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners authorized the execution of a contract with Sebasta Blomberg and Associates for $99,820 to complete the audits of the 24 buildings....
March 29, 2010 - 7:13am
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 22, 2010
Mayor prepares for State of the City address
Farmington mayor Todd Larson wasn't sure about giving his first State of the City address in 2009. After all, he'd only been in office for a couple of months when he had to deliver last year's address. This year, though, he's got a full year of being in office behind him, and he's...
March 22, 2010 - 7:05am
March 19, 2010
Is the time right for park projects?
Deciding whether to take a referendum to voters is always a big decision. In the case of a referendum for parks and recreation facilities, the decision over the last decade or so has not been favorable. Two or three times in the last decade the Farmington City Council has considered...
March 19, 2010 - 9:07am
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