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Most school construction projects will continue through October
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Open houses coming up for area schools
Party time at The Cakery
crime and courts
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
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Komarnytskyi
City of Farmington Public Hearing - Gossips Bar & Grill 9/6/16
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Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation vs Lacore
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Real Estate Showcase
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
October 10, 2014
FHS band needs new uniforms
Even though the Farmington High School Tiger Marching Band is participating in this weekend’s Youth In Music marching band competition, it will be a while before the band competes against other schools. But that’s okay with teacher Erin Holmes, who works with the FHS marching...
October 10, 2014 - 11:30am
October 9, 2014
Farmington homecoming prank leads to charges
But for one unfortunate event early in the week, Farmington’s 2014 homecoming week was relatively quiet. It didn’t start out that way, though. Thanks to a prank on the first night of this year’s homecoming week, 17 students now face possible charges from the Dakota County attorney’s...
News/crime and courts
October 9, 2014 - 10:51am
October 4, 2014
Dodge Middle School: After-school exploration
Students at Dodge Middle School are getting a chance to explore their creative side — and their techie side — this year, thanks to the school’s...
October 4, 2014 - 7:52am
October 2, 2014
Farmington library, Gateway Academy team up
The Dakota County Library in Farmington gets to be pretty busy on Thursday mornings these days. Every Thursday morning, the students from Farmington’s...
October 2, 2014 - 12:45pm
Major band competition coming to FHS
It’s a series of circumstances that brings the statewide Youth In Music Band Championships to Farmington High School’s Tiger Stadium. But...
Life/arts and entertainment
October 2, 2014 - 11:31am
September 26, 2014
DMS announces fourth quarter honor rolls
The final honor roll for the 2013-14 school year has been released by Dodge Middle School. Students on the list include: Sixth grade 4.0 honor roll Carter Altmann, Rachel Blood, Morgan Ebel, Caryn Geiger, Jenna Hadler, Chloe Herrig, Ashley Jahraus, Aaron Kruse, Gabriella Mercurio,...
September 26, 2014 - 12:44pm