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FHS Marching Band earns 'Esprit de Corps Award' at festival
Farmington man charged with hit and run that killed Lakeville soldier
Farmington celebrates Homecoming with annual parade
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Student of the Week for Sept. 29: Nathan Balluff
crime and courts
Cross country: Tigers, Irish take on muddy Griak
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
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
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RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Letter: Matt Little will work across the aisle to make Minnesota better
Letter: Jake Cordes is looking for opportunities to work together
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
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April 30, 2015
Farmington celebrates Earth and Arbor days
Farmington had several celebrations of the Earth last week. On Friday morning, students from Riverview Elementary School braved cold temperatures...
April 30, 2015 - 10:17am
April 23, 2015
Stepping Stones preschool program receives national accreditation
It took months of hard work and self-evaluation, but Farmington Community Education’s Stepping Stones preschool program is now one of a small...
April 23, 2015 - 9:24am
FHS presents The Miracle Worker this weekend
A couple of years ago, Beth Breiland set herself a challenge to bring more classic works of American theater to the Farmington High School theater...
April 23, 2015 - 9:16am
April 17, 2015
New policy would do away with memorials at schools
A proposed new policy in the Farmington School District could spell an end to permanent memorials to deceased classmates or staff members. The policy, which board members will review two more times before taking any action, is meant to avoid the possibility that such memorials would...
April 17, 2015 - 9:38am
April 16, 2015
It's OK to dress down for education foundation's gala
When your big fundraising gala takes place in a building at the county fairgrounds, it’s kind of hard to justify going full-on black tie. So,...
April 16, 2015 - 9:38am
March 15, 2015
Student voices: Get ready for the stresses of test time
This week has been the first week of the third trimester. This time of year is when many students are getting excited to wrap up the school year so summer fun can begin. As the excitement is in the air, many other students are also worried about the upcoming tests they will have...
March 15, 2015 - 7:13am
November 17, 2014
FHS presents Urinetown, a play to challenge students
Farmington High School teacher Maria Capecchi likes to challenge her students. She’s carrying that through to her drama students, too, as they...
November 17, 2014 - 12:08pm
November 14, 2014
District 192 settles grievance
The Farmington School District settled a grievance Monday related to years of experience 55 district teachers received credit for when they were hired. The district hired the teachers in recent years but might, for example, have given a teacher with five years of experience credit...
November 14, 2014 - 7:59am
November 6, 2014
Miniature golf provides a major math lesson at MVES
The fourth grade pod at Meadowview Elementary School seemed more like a golf course and less like a classroom space last week, as all 115 or...
November 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
October 31, 2014
Farmington students want to scare hunger
This Halloween marks Farmington's second year of participation in a We Act campaign called We Scare Hunger. Students from Farmington schools will trick-or-treat for items to benefit the Farmington Food Shelf. The We Day Initiative in Farmington began last year by raising money to...
October 31, 2014 - 7:56am
Farmington schools show growth at all levels
Enrollment in Farmington schools is ahead of projections at all levels according to a report given at Monday night’s school board meeting. The district’s enrollment on Oct. 1 was 7,075. That includes early childhood programs. The state of Minnesota uses the Oct. 1 number to determine...
October 31, 2014 - 7:44am
October 30, 2014
ISD 192 teacher evaluation plan raises concerns
The Farmington School Board approved a new evaluation program for teachers Monday night despite concerns from some board members the program does not meet state requirements, or even adequately measure performance. All Minnesota districts are required to implement a teacher evaluation...
October 30, 2014 - 9:35am
October 17, 2014
Fired Farmington coach loses appeal
A room full of supporters and a direct appeal to school board members were not enough to get Lynn Baumann her job back. Farmington School Board members declined Monday to take any action to overturn last month’s decision to fire the longtime Farmington High School gymnastics coach. Baumann...
October 17, 2014 - 10:48am
October 16, 2014
Independent Town Pages election guide: Farmington School Board
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters in Farmington and Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there are elections for city council and school board in Farmington and for city council in Rosemount. To help voters make an informed decision,...
October 16, 2014 - 7:44pm
Community ed class will teach math tricks
Math skills don’t always come easily for kids. Some students truly struggle to learn even the basic concepts. But Farmington Community Education has a special class coming up next week to help students with their math skills. Called Math Facts the Easy Way, the two-night session...
October 16, 2014 - 2:01pm