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Girls basketball: Tigers avenge earlier loss to Burnsville
Gymnastics: Davenport, Slayton shine at sections
DCTC baseball: Blue Knights play earliest outdoor game in state history
Girls hockey: Upset of South sends Tigers to state
Swim and dive: Tigers triumph on Senior Night
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Sen. Matt Little: First impressions and getting to work at the Capitol
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January 5, 2017
The Year in Review: Our favorite and most memorable stories
The last 12 months represented a year of change to the staff at the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages. But amidst those shifts, we...
January 5, 2017 - 1:30pm
City chooses new Public Works Director
The city of Farmington is close to getting a replacement for its director of public works, a position vacated by Kevin Schorzman when he left in November to take a job in Colorado. An offer has been made to Katheryn Gehler, subject to the completion of a background investigation,...
January 5, 2017 - 5:30am
January 4, 2017
Robyn Craig sworn in as new Farmington City Council member
Since winning the election in November, Robyn Craig has been getting ready to take her seat as the newest, and only female, member of the Farmington...
January 4, 2017 - 1:30pm
Slavik elected chair of Dakota County Commissioners, Atkins sworn in
Commissioner Mike Slavik, who represents District 1 of Dakota County, was selected to serve as the chair of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners,...
January 4, 2017 - 5:30am
January 3, 2017
First of three solar gardens in Empire Township now powered up
The Metropolitan Council has announced that the community solar garden at the Empire Township wastewater treatment plant is officially open....
January 3, 2017 - 1:56pm
January 1, 2017
What you read: The Independent’s most-viewed online stories of 2016
Here are the 10 most-read stories on FarmingtonIndependent.com in 2016: 1. Accident closes Highway 3 (May 19) www.farmingtonindependent.com/news/accidents/4036749-accident-closes-highway-3...
January 1, 2017 - 5:30am
December 30, 2016
FHS students make the registration guide more user-friendly
Students accustomed to zipping through information on an iPad would come to a screeching halt when handed the hardcopy registration booklet for...
December 30, 2016 - 5:30am
December 29, 2016
Local snowmobile clubs make public plea for new members
Talk to any snowmobile club member around here and you're sure to get an earful about a very touchy subject: dwindling membership. "I'm 73 and...
December 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
Swim & dive: Depth lifts Irish past Tigers
Farmington finished first in seven of 12 events in last Tuesday's dual meet with Rosemount, but the Irish's depth allowed them to outscore the...
December 29, 2016 - 8:38am
December 28, 2016
Soccer player meets heroes through Kids Wish Network
If you watched Farmington-Apple Valley resident Mackenzie Jacobson play soccer during the fall of 2015, you probably never would have guessed...
December 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
December 27, 2016
Farmington votes to raise property taxes in 2017
The Farmington City Council on Monday, Dec. 19 approved the final property tax levy for 2017 at $9,966,822. This is a $353,568 or 3.99 percent increase over the 2016 property tax levy. In 2017 the estimated market value for the average residential home in Farmington is expected to...
December 27, 2016 - 12:14pm
December 23, 2016
Bringing joy with Toys for Town
Subzero temperatures didn't stop Farmington residents from showing up to warm hearts at Toys for Town. Saturday, Dec. 17 marked the 29th year...
December 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Grocery bags spread kindness far and wide
Harried shoppers running into the Lakeville North Cub Foods to pick up last-minute items for their holiday spreads have found themselves bombarded...
December 23, 2016 - 5:30am
December 22, 2016
City Council says farewell to Douglas Bonar
True to form, Douglas Bonar closed out his first and final term as a city councilmember Monday night with a pithy pun. "I think it is better to push the envelope than to stamp or sign it, because then it is stationary," he said, in response to comments by the council about his habit...
December 22, 2016 - 3:26pm
Longbranch celebrates 30 years in Farmington
In the 30 years Kenny LaBeau has owned the Wild West-themed Longbranch Saloon and Eatery in downtown Farmington, his many projects have kept...
December 22, 2016 - 5:30am