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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
ORD. NO. 016-718
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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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
January 14, 2016
Teacher contract will go to mediation
Frustration over prolonged contract negotiations has started to spill over into the audience at school board meetings. When the Farmington School...
January 14, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Thanks for supporting Farmington kids
To the editor, We would like to thank the voters of the Farmington School District for approving the school funding referendums at the polls on Nov. 3. Many of you put up our signs, shared our Facebook posts, talked to your neighbors and encouraged one another to vote. We are grateful...
November 14, 2015 - 6:14am
November 12, 2015
Board members praise superintendent in review
Farmington School Board members praised superintendent Jay Haugen Monday for keeping a focus on student needs while creating a culture where teachers and others feel free to try new things. Board members gave Haugen his annual performance evaluation in a special closed meeting prior...
November 12, 2015 - 6:14am
November 6, 2015
New Meadowview principal has found a home at the elementary level
When Becky Bican showed up at Farmington Middle School East looking for her first teaching job 14 years ago, transcript and letters of reference...
November 6, 2015 - 9:49am
October 30, 2015
Guest column: Be informed on school vote
In less than a week, Farmington Area School District residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. One would support lower class sizes and maintain educational programs; the other would improve safety and security at all schools, address aging buildings through deferred...
October 30, 2015 - 3:59pm
Letter: Support for Farmington’s ballot questions
To the editor, Please join me in voting “yes” for Farmington Schools in the upcoming election. On Nov. 3, Farmington residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. A “yes” vote on both items will lower class sizes, maintain educational programs, add Kindergarten...
October 30, 2015 - 3:56pm
October 29, 2015
School funding is on the ballot next week
Over the past month or so, Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen has talked about school finances in gymnasiums and lecture halls, at Rotary meetings and even in someone’s house. Basically, anywhere people were interested in hearing about the levy and bond questions the district...
October 29, 2015 - 6:14am
School enrollment is up slightly, with steady growth ahead
The years of booming growth appear to be in the past for now, but Farmington superintendent Jay Haugen still expects school enrollment to grow steadily for the foreseeable future. The district’s enrollment was 7,019 as of Oct. 1. That is the number the state of Minnesota uses to...
October 29, 2015 - 6:14am
October 15, 2015
Schools could get solar panels on their roofs
Huge gardens of shiny black solar panels could start sprouting up as early as next spring on the roofs of Farmington School District buildings, and district officials believe they could bring big savings down the road. The district is working with Edina-based Sundial Solar Energy...
October 15, 2015 - 9:23am
School board pushes for more local control
The Farmington School Board gave its support to three proposed Minnesota School Boards Association resolutions Monday night and considered one other. If there was a theme to the votes, it might have been, “Hey, state. Hands off!” Three of the four resolutions focused on giving...
October 15, 2015 - 9:19am