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Tigers start 2-0 for the first time since 2010
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Pat Rupp: Trip to the People's Stadium a long day's journey
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November 20, 2011
Snow: Love it or hate it?
It's that time of year again, when it's going to snow soon. In the middle of November it could very well start snowing tomorrow, but is that a good thing or a bad thing? That all depends on your perspective. If you're like me, and hate the cold, then you probably don't like the snow...
November 20, 2011 - 7:18am
November 19, 2011
Riverview Elementary project creates holiday cards
Riverview Elementary School art teacher Rafa Estrella didn't know how his new project would go when he came up with it last year. But now he...
November 19, 2011 - 7:29am
November 17, 2011
School district's bond refinancing should save residents money
Farmington residents should see a reduction in their property tax bills once the Farmington School District completes the refinancing of more than $20 million in construction bonds. The bonds, used for the construction of an elementary school, had an original interest rate between...
November 17, 2011 - 9:35am
November 4, 2011
Watch the stars with WCCO's Mike Lynch
Farmington Community Education is offering an opportunity for Farmington area residents to Watch the Stars with Mike Lynch from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. The event will be held at Meadowview Elementary School, 6100 195th St. This night with the stars, constellations, planets,...
November 4, 2011 - 8:03am
MVES hosts The Works to teach students science
Parents help their kids with homework all the time. Last week, Meadowview Elementary School parents got to learn a little with their kids, too. About...
November 4, 2011 - 7:55am
November 3, 2011
With return of Prowler Press, Farmington High School students are back on deadline
It happens to just about every new journalist: the first-time jitters. Working up the nerve to even just make that first call for that first...
November 3, 2011 - 10:49am
November 1, 2011
Community ed panel will offer parents tips for keeping teens safe
Farmington and Lakeville schools are teaming up again this year to offer the popular parent information night for parents of teens. This year's panel will discuss choices teenagers face in today's busy and active lifestyle. Andrea Singh, MD, a pediatrician with Park Nicollet Clinic...
November 1, 2011 - 9:50am
October 28, 2011
Math challenges add up to fun at Farmington Elementary School
There was a whole lot of excitement at Farmington Elementary School last Wednesday, and it wasn't just because kids had the next few days off...
October 28, 2011 - 7:51am
October 27, 2011
School district will take another look at building needs
The Farmington School District is going to take a closer look at construction needs at its buildings. The district commissioned a study earlier this year to look at needed renovations, additions and other projects with the idea of using bond money originally intended for a not-yet-needed...
October 27, 2011 - 9:15am
Higher enrollment brings increased funding
Farmington's higher-than-expected student enrollment brings additional state funding, but it also means more expenses. The district had an official Oct. 1 enrollment of 6,651. That's 117 students more than last Oct. 1, and the increase means $435,000 in additional revenue from the...
October 27, 2011 - 9:14am
October 13, 2011
Loan repayment will save Farmington School District money
A decision last spring by the Minnesota Legislature could lead to some increased spending now for the Farmington School District, but it should mean big savings down the road. The legislature's decision in its most recent session will allow Farmington and other Minnesota districts...
October 13, 2011 - 10:17am
October 7, 2011
Letter: Burke should be reimbursed
To the editor, I am disappointed in the school board's decision to not reimburse Mr. Burke for his legal fees. The investigation into his alleged behaviors and threat of legal action, I am sure, caused his family significant emotional distress as well as financial distress. That...
October 7, 2011 - 12:15pm
October 3, 2011
FHS reading program earns Star of Innovation award
In grade school, some teachers place gold stars on children's assignments when the kids do a good job.
October 3, 2011 - 8:37am
September 30, 2011
Five Farmington schools fail to meet AYP goals
The Farmington School District and five of its schools have been identified for failing to meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals. The state's AYP measure sets minimum standards public schools and school districts must meet for all students. Results are based in large part on students'...
September 30, 2011 - 9:50am
September 29, 2011
School district will not pay board member's legal fees
The Farmington School District 192 Board of Education will not pay any part of the $5,182.69 legal fees incurred by board member Tim Burke during last fall's investigation into his alleged misconduct as a board member. Ultimately, Burke was not brought up on any charges as a result...
September 29, 2011 - 11:43am