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School district implements Run-Hide-Fight method for active shooter scenarios
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
Cross country: Farmington duo goes 1-2 again at conference meet
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
arts and entertainment
Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. vs Hronek
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Russo
STATE VS SCHEMIONEK
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Franzen
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Letter: Tim Pitcher will bring conservative approach
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September 12, 2013
Editorial: Firefighters do a lot for the community
Elsewhere in this edition of the Independent Town Pages you will find stories about the services provided by our local fire departments. The Farmington Fire Department was presented recently with Life Safety Achievement Award for 2012. The award is a recognition of both the department’s...
September 12, 2013 - 1:29pm
September 5, 2013
Editorial: Surprising diversity in Farmington
It's easy to forget sometimes the kind of diversity you can find in Farmington if you take the time to look. Certainly, the population is largely white, mostly middle class, but there are some resources here you wouldn't necessarily expect to find in a city of just over 20,000 on...
September 5, 2013 - 1:34pm
August 14, 2013
Editorial: Good news as school year approaches
While there are plenty of students out there who probably do not want to hear it, it's time to start getting ready for the start of a new school year. There is good news in both Farmington and Rosemount as the first day of classes approaches.
August 14, 2013 - 8:23am
July 25, 2013
Editorial: City-district communication is important
City councils and school boards have a lot in common. They are the organizations most responsible for the day-to-day well being of a city’s residents. Their decisions affect the quality of the roads you drive on, the education your children receive and, at least on a local level,...
July 25, 2013 - 4:46pm
July 11, 2013
Editorial: Bike-friendly efforts are worthwhile
Making a suburban city like Rosemount or Farmington friendly to bikers and walkers takes a bit of retrofitting. Cities outside the urban core simply were not built with non-motorized transportation in mind. They were built for cars, and over the years people have gotten used to driving...
July 11, 2013 - 4:20pm
June 20, 2013
Editorial: Development efforts are valuable
Farmington and Rosemount are in similar positions when it comes to business development. Neither has as strong a business or commercial base as it would like, and both are taking steps to address that. In Farmington, an eight-member Business Attraction Team is nearing the end of...
June 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
June 13, 2013
Editorial: Get out and enjoy summer
Summer fun starts in earnest this week. Students are out of school. A gray, rainy spring appears to finally be providing at least some hope of sunshine, and Dew Days is on the schedule. Most Farmington residents won't need an introduction to Dew Days. It's been a fixture in the...
June 13, 2013 - 7:19am
June 6, 2013
Editorial: All-day K will be worth the work
When Sen. Greg Clausen was elected last fall it was clear education would be a focus. The former Rosemount High School principal has experience in the area, and he knows how important a good education is. One of his focuses was state funding for all-day kindergarten. He authored...
June 6, 2013 - 9:33am
May 30, 2013
Editorial: Student board members a good addition
Contrary to what you might gather from shows like MTV's 16 and Pregnant, young people have a lot to offer their community. We see evidence of that every week as we get into local schools. We see students starting clubs to help others. We see things like Farmington High School's Youth...
May 30, 2013 - 1:20pm
May 23, 2013
Editorial: Pay tribute to fallen veterans on Monday
Farmington and Rosemount residents have a long history of serving their country, and both cities have developed strong traditions of paying tribute to those who lost their lives in service. Those traditions will continue Sunday and Monday with a series of ceremonies. Activity starts...
May 23, 2013 - 7:02am
May 16, 2013
Editorial: Community gardens do good for many
A garden can be a wonderful thing. It is a way to get outside, to connect with the Earth, to bring more healthful foods into your day-to-day diet. It can also be much more than that, a fact that is becoming clearer all the time in Farmington and Rosemount. The trend started a few...
May 16, 2013 - 1:35pm
May 9, 2013
Editorial: Do good from the comfort of home
Food drives don't get much easier than the one that will take place this weekend in Farmington, Rosemount and cities all across the country. Depending on where your mailbox is, you might not even have to leave your house. The impact can be significant, though. Each year mail carriers...
May 9, 2013 - 10:31am
May 2, 2013
Editorial: Farmington citywide cleanup is a good community event
There was some concern in recent weeks about what our extended winter weather might mean for Farmington's annual park and pond cleanup event. Would people sign up, knowing it was possible the trash they were meant to collect would be buried under snowdrifts? Would everyone need to...
May 2, 2013 - 9:59am
April 11, 2013
Editorial: Innovation zone brings right kind of attention
The Farmington School District's selection as an innovation zone is exciting. Probably. It's hard to say too much about the designation at this point, because nobody seems sure exactly what it means. In theory, it will lead to a loosening of some regulations if it appears the rules...
April 11, 2013 - 1:05pm
April 4, 2013
Editorial: Workshops move discussion out of public eye
The Farmington City Council approved a new set of goals Monday night. That's a good thing. A city should have a plan for where it wants to go in the coming years. Listed among those goals is a desire to maintain good communication with residents. That is also good, but it doesn't...
April 4, 2013 - 11:15am