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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
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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
"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
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Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
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
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June 11, 2016
Graduation day for the class of 2016
The Farmington High School class of 2016 put a cap (and gown) on its high school career with Friday night's commencement exercises. WIth speeches...
June 11, 2016 - 12:33pm
June 9, 2016
Gateway Academy is on the move
For the first two years of its existence, Gateway Academy was a tiny island in the Farmington School District. Its 70 or so students were tucked away on the second floor of the district service center, separated from their peers and from some of the specialty classes available at...
June 9, 2016 - 4:30pm
June 5, 2016
Gardening classes planned
Trinity Care Center will offer a series of classes this summer in its public healing garden. The Trinity Healing Garden is a public garden with emphasis on health and wellness and good gardening practices. The garden is located south of Trinity Care Center, with access both from the...
June 5, 2016 - 5:59am
June 3, 2016
Students look for help gearing up and getting outside
The Farmington High School outdoors club held its second annual major outing last month, and while participation was up over last year’s trip...
June 3, 2016 - 5:59am
May 19, 2016
For students, an oasis in the desert of addiction
The way it used to be, a student dealing with addiction in Farmington might go through treatment, then come back to school as if nothing had happened. Maybe the treatment would stick, but just as likely the student might fall back in with old friends, rediscover old patterns. They’d...
May 19, 2016 - 5:59am
May 13, 2016
County grant will help keep students healthy
Students at Boeckman Middle School and Gateway Academy will have a better idea what their heart does while they exercise thanks to a $19,000 grant from the Dakota County Public Health Department. Among other projects, the grant, which comes from state health-improvement plan money,...
May 13, 2016 - 5:59am
May 12, 2016
Students can now keep school iPads for the summer
When the Farmington School District introduced iPads into the classroom four years ago, the idea was to make it easier for students to expand their learning opportunities beyond the walls of their school building. Starting this summer, they hope the tablets will allow students to...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
A magical night
Students from Farmington High School attended the annual prom grand march Saturday afternoon at the school in advance of Saturday night's prom...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
April 29, 2016
Your weekend: Celebrate the earth and eat roast beef
Farmington will celebrate Earth and Arbor Days Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church will serve you roast beef, and you can enjoy the music of Johnny Cash. How's that for a weekend?
April 29, 2016 - 9:32am
April 15, 2016
Farmington students explore the world
While most Farmington students left the classroom behind when spring break kicked off late last month, a group of about 100 students and teachers...
April 15, 2016 - 5:59am
March 25, 2016
Kindness is the lesson at North Trail Elementary
Sprawled on the carpet at Lord of Life Lutheran Church last Thursday, North Trail Elementary School fourth graders talked about the challenges...
March 25, 2016 - 10:51am
March 20, 2016
Letter: Keep class size out of teacher contract
The ISD 192 board of education (Farmington Area Public Schools) has in recent months been hearing comments from teachers regarding contract negotiations. I’ve listened to many of them. I feel compelled to speak out as taxpayer/constituent. I want to be clear that I support our outstanding...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
March 18, 2016
FHS robotics team is headed to nationals
For the first time in its eight-year history, the FHS robotics team is going to nationals. From March 2-5, the students competed with and against...
March 18, 2016 - 6:14am
February 28, 2016
Guest column: Wetzel had an impact on the field and in the classroom
I first met Earl Wetzel — just “Coach” to me at the time — as an eighth-grade football player at the old Farmington Middle School West. After a successful career as the varsity football coach for the Tigers, no one would’ve questioned him for hanging up his whistle. Instead,...
February 28, 2016 - 6:14am
February 18, 2016
Mediation goes overtime for teacher deal
Negotiators from the Farmington School District and the Farmington Education Association worked through most of the day Friday and into the early...
February 18, 2016 - 6:14am