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Outgoing fire chief plans for retirement
City compromises on Spruce St. parking
Traffic headaches start next week
Code changes slow new-home construction
Stepping Stones preschool program receives national accreditation
crime and courts
Girls lacrosse: Showing they belong
Boys lacrosse: Young Tigers take opener vs. Hill-Murray
Softball: Tigers win consolation at Mankato
Baseball: Tigers upset No. 1 North
Golf: Tigers ninth in South Suburban meet
Garage Sale Hunter MAP
Your weekend: Steak fry, royal ambassadors' fundraiser are on weekend agenda
Severe Weather Week focuses on preparing for the worst
Monthly flea market starts April 25 in downtown Farmington
Pitch in and clean up Farmington's parks and ponds next weekend
arts and entertainment
Wells Fargo Bank vs Kerr
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Webber
ORD NO. 410-SS Empire Township
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Deneen
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation vs Ostrom
Irene Jo Spaniol, 98
Joseph F. Ruhr, 96
Myron E. 'Mike' Napper, 89
Lorraine Gloria Kurtz, 87
Helen Mae Fischer, 88
Editorial: Pietsch gave a lot to Farmington
Student voices: There’s no easy answer when you try to define love
Column: The pool is just great this time of year
Editorial: A lot to like in Farmington
Faith notes: What if there was no Easter?
Get Out! Deals
March 23, 2015
New faces on township boards in Castle Rock, Eureka
Voters in area townships made two changes to their roster of elected officials and filled one available seat March 10, but otherwise township elections offered little in the way of drama. The changes came in Eureka Towship, and Castle Rock Township. In Castle Rock, challenger...
news / politics
March 23, 2015 - 12:31pm
October 25, 2012
Farmington community provided a special parade for an Empire Township resident
Before last weekend, Jacob Albeck was a fan of parades only in theory. He liked marching bands, his mother, Michelle, said, and he liked loud...
October 25, 2012 - 12:37pm
July 5, 2012
The Lone Rock Trail offers some amazing views but is hardly used
The view from the top of Lone Rock goes on for miles. The UMore Wind Turbine juts out of the trees and past that the stacks from Flint Hills...
July 5, 2012 - 3:37pm
July 4, 2012
Residents worry they are not getting the full story about pollution on U of M land
The University of Minnesota held a meeting last week to discuss the results of the first large-scale investigation of pollution on its UMore Park property, but many of the residents who attended found fewer answers than they wanted. The study, conducted by Barr Engineering, found...
July 4, 2012 - 7:18am
May 20, 2012
New Dakota County ordinance targets party hosts
Southern Dakota County residents who provide a residence or location for people younger than 21 to come together and consume alcohol will be held responsible as of June 1, according to a newly-adopted social host ordinance. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board...
news / government
May 20, 2012 - 7:41am
December 8, 2011
County wants input on planned greenway routes
The Dakota County Parks department is looking for residents' opinions about its plans for two future greenway corridors in Rosemount and Empire Township. While the projects are years away, county planner John Mertens said the county wants to know what people think of the concept....
December 8, 2011 - 9:51am
July 4, 2010
Looking back: Work on air control center began here 50 years ago
10 years ago From the July 6, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent New superintendent set to take over July 10 Before last week, Greg Ohl's best memory of Farmington dated to 1993. He was in his first year as the superintendent in Holdingford, a city about 20 miles northwest...
July 4, 2010 - 1:26pm
May 27, 2010
Looking back: Centel announced plans to leave Farmington 25 years ago
25 years ago From the May 22, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Impact of Centel move on employees, business uncertain This month's decision by the Central Telephone Company (Centel) to move its Farmington business office and plant service center has been met locally...
May 27, 2010 - 9:30am
May 20, 2010
Looking back: Thomas, Bell were named top students 50 years ago
25 years ago From the May 15, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Council begins action on abandoned house City Council reacted strongly last week to continued complaints by neighbors about an abandoned house on Spruce Street.... Neighbors have complained about weeds,...
May 20, 2010 - 6:41am
May 12, 2010
Looking back: One person was hurt in brooder oil stove explosion 75 years ago
25 years ago From the May 8, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent Local student finalist in national competition A Farmington High School senior was a finalist in a National Leadership Conference competition held last month in Houston, Texas. Diane Pilcher, a participant...
May 12, 2010 - 10:31am
April 29, 2010
Looking back: Armadillo was found in a Castle Rock straw stack in '35
25 years ago From the April 24, 1985 edition of the Farmington Independent City superintendent retires after 35 years After 35 years as superintendent of General Services for the City of Farmington, Bill Hince plans to put the old adage, "gone fishing" to use. Hince will retire...
April 29, 2010 - 10:10am
April 22, 2010
Your weekend: Trinity Lutheran's April Fair is Saturday
Friday Storytime The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 23. Storytime normally includes stories, fingerplays, a movie and a craft. The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250. Live...
April 22, 2010 - 10:27am
Empire Township cleanup is May 15
Empire Township will hold a spring cleanup for residents May 15. Items need to be curb side by 7 a.m. in order to be picked up. Items that will be picked up: Appliances (limit 1): washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, trash compactors, humidifiers, furnaces dishwashers...
April 22, 2010 - 9:46am
Looking back: Photography gallery fire destroyed two businesses in 1895
10 years ago From the April 13, 2000 edition of the Farmington Independent Two males found comatose after GHB overdoses Before last week, Farmington Police Chief Dan Siebenaler knew nothing about gammahydroxibutyrate, a drug most commonly associated with dance clubs and date...
April 22, 2010 - 7:31am
April 21, 2010
As weather warms, watch for bikes
The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and getting from place to place by bicycle is starting to look like an appealing option. For drivers and bikers alike, that means once again getting used to sharing the road. It's a process Farmington police sergeant Jim Constantineau...
April 21, 2010 - 9:47am