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Farmington's Brooke Hapuku qualifies for state tennis tournament
Farmington soccer teams are section 1AA runners-up
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Tiger soccer teams fight their way to section championship games
Students clear out invasives; replace with native plants
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Minnesota sees record one-day online voter registration
ST. PAUL — Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 voters pre-register online on Monday, Oct. 17, shattering the previous one-day record...
October 19, 2016 - 5:00am
October 16, 2016
Taxes, economic growth top priorities among most city council candidates
The mayor and three council candidates at a candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, were all on the same page, more or less, regarding the top issues facing Farmington: taxes, debt and economic development. And then there was newcomer Brett Wilson, 21, who had an agenda all his own....
October 16, 2016 - 5:30am
October 11, 2016
Farmington City Council and School Board candidates meet in forums Oct. 12
Candidates for seats on the Farmington City Council and Farmington School Board will have the chance to share their ideas in two candidate forums hosted next week by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for Farmington mayor and city council will participate in...
October 11, 2016 - 5:33am
September 23, 2016
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Early voting for Minnesota's Nov. 8 general election begins on Friday, Sept. 23 across the state, and Minnesota voters can take advantage of several ways to vote early. Minnesota voters can vote before Election Day without providing a reason. Residents can either cast their votes...
September 23, 2016 - 10:52am
September 19, 2016
Candidates in District 58 forum vow to work together but bring opposing views to the table
For all the talk of working together and reaching across the aisle, a candidate forum hosted last Wednesday, Sept. 14 by the Dakota County Chamber of Commerce revealed sharp differences between the Republican and Democrat candidates from Districts 58, 58A and 58B. It was noticed by...
September 19, 2016 - 2:47pm
September 10, 2016
Who's on your ballot? Get to know your candidates at five upcoming forums
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of candidate forums, including two next week that will include candidates representing residents of the Farmington and Rosemount areas. Candidates from Minnesota legislative Districts 57 and 58 will participate in...
September 10, 2016 - 5:11am
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: 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
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
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