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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
March 28, 2013
Editorial: Cooperation among cities benefits all
Emergency workers in Farmington and Rosemount are equipped to handle a lot. They're well prepared to take care of the kinds of situations they are likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis. Every once in a while, though, something out of the ordinary comes along. Like a man getting...
March 28, 2013 - 12:41pm
March 14, 2013
Editorial: Lessons come in many forms
There is more to school than what goes on in the classroom. Turning out good students takes more than pencils and books. Students learn lessons every day that will never show up on a standardized test. There are two good examples of that in this week's issue, and they take place...
March 14, 2013 - 1:32pm
March 7, 2013
Editorial: Merger means more news, not less local
By this point you've probably noticed there is something different about your local paper. It's bigger. Its layout has changed. And, oh yeah, there's a whole new city's worth of news in there. In some ways, this is a big change. The Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages...
March 7, 2013 - 9:56am
February 28, 2013
Editorial: Potential for iPads is obvious
If you visit enough classrooms at Farmington High School you'll probably see some pretty pedestrian uses of the iPads that became standard equipment for students and teachers late last December. You'll find teachers who use them sparingly if at all. You'll find students who are as...
February 28, 2013 - 11:49am
February 21, 2013
Editorial: Plenty of good news in schools
Farmington got a lot of attention last week thanks to the actions of one high school hockey player. The reaction is not a big surprise. The video of Austin Krause's abrupt departure from the ice Feb. 12 was striking, and for many it played neatly into an ongoing narrative about...
February 21, 2013 - 10:09am
February 7, 2013
Editorial: A good chance to grow business
Every few years the city of Farmington starts to talk about economic development, and every time they do, we have pretty much the same reaction: It sounds great, if anything ever comes of it. Past efforts have led to a few promising things here and there, but for the most part things...
February 7, 2013 - 1:18pm
January 31, 2013
Editorial: Innovation is important in education
Innovation has been a big word since Jay Haugen took over as superintendent in the Farmington School District. Haugen talked early and often about the need to look at new ways of teaching students and -- maybe more important -- of helping them learn on their own. The most obvious...
January 31, 2013 - 10:49am