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Police seeking information on Farmington armed robbery
Rosemount rolls out innovative public engagement system
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Farmington gymnastics dominates home invite
Tigers girls hockey fights through the meat grinder
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Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
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September 3, 2009
South suburban schools formally announce creation of new conference
As expected, the District 196 schools -- Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan and Eastview -- announced they were withdrawing from the Lake Conference. Along with several current Lake schools, and Prior Lake, the group will create the new 10-member South Suburban Conference beginning next...
September 3, 2009 - 10:58am
April 24, 2009
School board will consider retirement incentive
A handful of Farmington teachers might have a little more reason to think about wrapping up their careers if the Farmington School Board approves a $10,000 retirement incentive next week. The resolution, which the board is set to consider at its meeting Monday, will give eligible...
April 24, 2009 - 1:18pm
April 13, 2009
Grants will allow more reading support at elementary schools
Four Farmington elementary schools will offer additional reading support for students next year thanks to grant awards from the Minnesota Reading Corps. The grants will provide full-time literacy tutors during the 2009-10 school year to Meadowview, Akin Road, North Trail and Farmington...
April 13, 2009 - 2:59pm
March 23, 2009
District will hold session to address testing questions
Questions about testing? The Farmington School District will hold an information meeting Tuesday night about the MCA and NWEA (MAP) tests. Sharon Davenport, data and accountability coordinator for Farmington Schools, will share information about the tests at 7 p.m. March 24 in the...
March 23, 2009 - 10:20am
March 20, 2009
Bus driver recognized for quick thinking
Quick thinking during bad weather has earned a Farmington school bus driver some recognition. On March 23 the District 192 School Board recognized...
March 20, 2009 - 2:45pm
February 24, 2009
School board OKs sale of OPEB bonds
There was dissent, debate and even a little drama, but the District 192 School Board on Tuesday but board members ultimately voted to approve the sale of $6 million in bonds to pay for retirement benefits owed to current and former district employees. The bonds, which the district...
February 24, 2009 - 9:26pm
February 23, 2009
Getting ready for school moves a major project
Think for a second about the last time you moved.
February 23, 2009 - 4:18pm
January 13, 2009
District responds to architect's lawsuit
The Farmington School District on Monday filed its response to a breach of contract lawsuit filed in November by DLR Group, the architect responsible for designing the district's new high school building. The filing is a response to a breach of contract suit DLR filed after the district...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
School board will discuss boundaries, schedules and names tonight
Residents of Independent School District 192 can find out more about proposed changes to elementary- and middle school attendance boundaries as well as a potential change to the Farmington High School schedule at a special work session tonight. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Nov....
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
Big decisions coming for school district
If this week's Monday night workshop was all about talk, next week's regular board meeting seems likely to bring some big decisions for the Farmington School District. Board members heard final recommendations Monday for new elementary and middle school boundaries, asked some final...
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Floodplain Overlay District
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF FARMINGTON REQUEST: An ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 25 of the City Code regarding Floodplain Overlay District. APPLICANT: City of Farmington, 430 Third Street, Farmington, MN 55024 WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.;...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
District sets boundary adjustment proposals
A Farmington School District committee has made its final decisions on a collection of boundary adjustment proposals to bring to the school board and to the public. There will be three proposals for new elementary boundaries and two proposals for new middle school boundaries presented...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
School district could sell bonds to fund retirement benefits
The District 192 School Board has cleared the way to sell as much as $12 million in bonds to cover the costs associated with paying health benefits for retired teachers. In the past the district has paid those benefits on a year-by-year basis but federal General Accounting Standards...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
School board: It's tails -- and Westover
The people have spoken. Now, so has the quarter. A toss of a coin Wednesday evening allowed the Farmington School District to fill out the field for its Nov. 4 school board election. The coin toss broke a tie between candidates Carol Kappes and Bruce Westover for the last of six...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 4, 2008
District told to share contract details
The Minnesota Department of Administration has told the Farmington School District to open up when it comes to information about superintendent Brad Meeks' contract. The decision, released last week, appears to settle a long-running dispute between the district and resident Tim Burke....
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am