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Downtown block party returns Saturday
Local leaders pitch Farmington as site of special legislative session
Arson investigation leads police to stolen property
Plans moving forward for new hotel
New regional park nearly ready for public
crime and courts
Farmington VFW baseball: Post 7662 wins sub-district
For football teams, work starts early
VFW baseball: Streaking into sub-sections
Legion baseball: Post 189 wins three at Gopher Classic
VFW 7662 baseball walks off with win
Relay for Life is full of stories
Your weekend: Block party, car show is Saturday
True blue (and pink) fundraising in Farmington
Farmington Food Shelf is looking for fresh greens
Farmington man's publishing dream comes true with a little help
arts and entertainment
Amy A. Deegan, 91
Mary Ann Scudder, 92
Dorothea M. Pryor, 69
Clara J. Vetell, 91
Michael I. Elvestad, 60
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Nash
ADV FOR BIDS City of Farmington
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Kahle
Coachman Oaks Condominiums, vs Lang
Wells Fargo Bank vs Pelton
Letter to the editor: Faith Church congregation left out again
Editorial: New park is an exciting addition
Nathan's column: There’s no accounting for taste
Nathan's column: It’s salad days on the Internet
Michelle's column: It’s important to take a break sometimes
December 10, 2009
Decision, not discussion on ice arena
There appears to be a disconnect between messages about the need for action to fix the ice surface at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Ever since it became clear vital equipment at the 30-year-old arena was in danger of failing the message has been that the city needs to decide quickly what to...
December 10, 2009 - 3:23pm
December 3, 2009
Downtown vandalism is disappointing
The city of Farmington is fighting an ongoing battle these days against one or more vandals who find a certain pleasure in defacing walls, fences, signs and more in the downtown area. Street lights have been broken. Words have been scrawled on just about any surface that will accept...
December 3, 2009 - 1:58pm
November 27, 2009
Discover Farmington's talents
One of the great things about this job is the way it forces you to notice the amount of talent that exists in this city. Whether it's a high school concert, a Dakota Valley Arts Council show during Dew Days or a Farmington resident with a passion for woodworking, Farmington is full...
November 27, 2009 - 10:50am
February 12, 2009
Editorial: Library is a valuable resource
These are difficult times. With the economy struggling and thousands losing their jobs, people in Farmington and beyond have had to look for ways to cut back. In times like these, Dakota County's public libraries have become an increasingly important part of life for many. From books...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Editorial: Let's be civil with our letters to the editor
Turn the page of this issue of the Independent and you'll find a full page dedicated to letters from our readers, all of them related to one local election or another. We expect more pages like that as election season rolls on. The District 192 School Board race has already generated...
opinion / letters
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 4, 2008
Opinion: City-district cooperation can be a good thing
It seems safe to say the proposed preliminary budget discussed by Farmington City Council members Tuesday has drawn more public attention than any preliminary budget in recent memory. That's the kind of thing that will happen when a the budget calls for the closure of a popular city...
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
August 14, 2008
Editorial: Talk of city hall's future comes late in process
In about a week from now Farmington city employees will do their final packing and haul their office equipment down the street and around the corner to a new city hall. The new building will provide some much needed space and updated technology, but the move also creates a question:...
August 14, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
Opinion: Turnout for pond cleanup is encouraging
We imagine there were more than a few Farmington residents watching weather reports with some extra interest last Friday night. With rain, snow and cold forecast for Saturday morning, the nearly 500 people who had volunteered for Farmington's annual park and pond cleanup might have...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am