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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
Boys cross country preview: Young and dedicated runners return to lead Tigers
Girls soccer preview: Offense ready to roll
Tiger Stadium will be ready for Farmington football opener next Friday
Girls cross country preview: Tigers after another trip to state meet
Football preview: Tigers bring experience to Fischer’s second year
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
ORDINANCE NO. 325
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
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
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August 17, 2016
Two challenge incumbents for city council seats
Four have filed for candidacy for the two open city council seats, and the mayor remains unopposed. The deadline for filing ended Tuesday. Newcomers Brett Wilson, 21, and Robyn Craig, 58, will be challenging incumbents Douglas Bonar and Terry Donnelly for the four-year terms. Mayor...
August 17, 2016 - 11:21am
February 29, 2016
Letter: Pitcher says he’s ready to serve
Running for any public office is a huge leap of faith for me. I am not a self-promoter and I do not desire attention. But sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones to stand up for principles. Both financial and moral accountability is important to me as I have demonstrated...
February 29, 2016 - 9:51am
February 27, 2016
Letter: Sauser urges caucus participation
For anyone frustrated with politics, Minnesota caucuses offer a chance to make a real and lasting difference. In addition to helping choose the next President of the United States, caucus attendees select candidates for the Minnesota Legislature and set the future direction of our...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
Letter: Pitcher works to help others
As many of you know Farmington City Council Member Tim Pitcher is running for Minnesota State Senate. I have known Mr. Pitcher for just about a year now and had the opportunity to sit one on one with him at a meeting a few weeks ago. Over this time I have gotten to know a person...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
December 31, 2015
Tim Pitcher joins Presidential candidate Cruz's Minnesota leadership team
Farmington City Council member Tim Pitcher has been selected as a member of Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s leadership team in Minnesota....
December 31, 2015 - 2:07pm
December 17, 2015
School district approves tax levy increase
Farmington and Rosemount residents will pay more on the school district share of their taxes next year, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. In both cases, the increases are due mostly to votes residents cast in November. The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board...
December 17, 2015 - 6:14am
November 14, 2015
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 3, 2015
Know where to vote today
It's election day in Farmington, and while there isn't a lot on the ballot for voters the two ballot questions being raised by the Farmington School District are significant. Because there is not more on the ballot, polling places have been combined in some cases. You can find...
November 3, 2015 - 8:03pm
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
October 23, 2015
Editorial: Get the facts on school votes
Every year at election time the Independent Town Pages sends questions to the candidates who are seeking office. It’s hardly exhaustive, but we do it to help residents get at least a little more informed before they go to the polls in November. This year the only significant local...
October 23, 2015 - 6:14am
October 10, 2015
Letter to the editor: Support for school levy, referendum
The upcoming two levy questions are critical to the continued success and improvement of the Farmington school district. While Farmington residents have proven financially conservative and responsible over the past years, the opening of our collective purse strings for these levy...
October 10, 2015 - 6:14am
September 24, 2015
Lakeville mayor Little will run for Senate in District 58
Matt Little’s attempts to win elected office date back to his fifth grade year at Parkview Elementary School. He wanted to be class president,...
September 24, 2015 - 9:38am
July 23, 2015
Editorial: Board was right to give voters option on bond, levy
We’re still not thrilled with the way they got there, but when Farmington School Board members made a decision Monday to ask voters to approve a $45 million building bond and a $433-per-student operating levy, it was the most sensible choice. We wrote last week about our problems...
July 23, 2015 - 9:29am
School board will ask voters for more money
After an extra week of deliberation and another hour of discussion, the Farmington School Board has decided to go after the top end of its requests for new funding from taxpayers. At a special meeting Monday, board members voted to put a $45 million bond referendum and an operating...
July 23, 2015 - 9:27am
May 14, 2015
Survey will test residents' opinions on possible school levy
The Farmington School District is starting to put some more concrete numbers to the bond and levy requests it has discussed bringing to voters in November. School board members spent most of their meeting Monday agreeing on numbers the district will use in a survey either later this...
May 14, 2015 - 9:59am