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Singewald elected school board chair
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Fill-in priest removed from St. Michael’s
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Boys basketball: Tigers win two more close games
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
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U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Farmington Community Expo returns Saturday
Student drive brings in games for soldiers
Your weekend: Farmington Community Expo is Saturday
Looking back: Golden Glove tournament was on the schedule 75 years ago
Your weekend: KC chili Bingo is Saturday
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Student column: Bullying is more than students
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Letter to the editor: Keep Lee as board chair
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Student voices: Don’t hide from the cold; get out there and celebrate it
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November 7, 2014
Farmington project will target park safety
Walking along a cemetery at night can be creepy. But knowing there are people lurking under a nearby park pavilion, but not being able to see them? Well, that can feel just plain unsafe. That’s why Farmington resident Sarah Nygard went to the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission...
news / government
November 7, 2014 - 7:29am
November 6, 2014
Your weekend: FFD Turkey Bingo Party is Saturday
Your weekend Saturday Fundraiser for Jayson Collins There will be a beer bash fundraiser for Jayson Collins from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Mug Bar and Restaurant. Jayson was born with two club feet. He has had to travel to Iowa regularly to get new casts meant to straighten...
life / events
November 6, 2014 - 12:53pm
Wrapped in casts Farmington boy is still on the move
Before he was born, Jayson Collins’ parents referred to him as The Ninja for his tendency to move and kick. Now nearly 6 months old, Jayson is still plenty squirmy, but he’s not nearly as mobile as he might be if a pair of toe-to-hip casts weren’t slowing him down. Jayson...
life / events
November 6, 2014 - 12:34pm
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 so students were busy playing mini-golf. Give it a second look, though, it was evident quite a bit of learning was going on. The 20-hole mini...
news / education
November 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
Letter to the editor: FEA president says district’s teacher evaluation plan is good
To the editor, I am writing in response to the Oct. 30 story regarding Farmington teacher evaluations. Like our superintendent, I am confident in saying that our plan clearly meets all the components of the law. Our district’s teacher evaluation committee met for two years to...
opinion / letters
November 6, 2014 - 12:26pm
Editorial: Help needed at local food shelves
The economy is showing signs of improvement in Farmington and Rosemount. But there are still people struggling to make ends meet. For evidence of that, you need look no farther than the case of the man found dead recently in a railroad building near downtown Rosemount. By all accounts,...
opinion / editorials
November 6, 2014 - 11:09am
Dakota County: Voters return Slavik to county board
By about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Mike Slavik was pretty confident he would be re-elected to a four-year term on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The feeling he had Wednesday morning was the same. “I feel very, very honored,” Slavik said. “And I am appreciative of all who...
news / politics
November 6, 2014 - 10:08am
Vandal lets loose with BBs in Farmington
Farmington police are looking for information on a shooting spree, of sorts, that happened in the early morning hours of Oct. 25. The gun in question is likely a BB gun, Farmington police detective sergeant Jim Murphy said. And while a BB pellets are not as lethal as bullets, several...
news / crime and courts
November 6, 2014 - 10:05am
November 5, 2014
Farmington cross country: Hyytinen, Peterson run with state’s best
Justin Hyytinen and Lauren Peterson accomplished their season-long goal with a pair of all-state finishes at Saturday’s Class 2A state cross country championships. The Farmington runners each turned in what they considered their best races of the season against the best competition...
sports / high school
November 5, 2014 - 1:13pm
November 4, 2014
Looking back: New zip codes were introduced in Farmington, Rosemount 50 years ago
50 years ago From the Oct. 29, 1964 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Postmasters begin “zip” code on parcels The post office department has begun the Zip code distribution of all parcels. At the present time, the larger offices are distributing out going parcels by Zip...
November 4, 2014 - 7:06am
November 3, 2014
Farmington police report: October 17-24
October 17 DWI, fourth degree, English Avenue and 183rd Street West Domestic, 5300 block of 184th St. W. Property damage motor vehicle accident, with deer, 212th Street West and Denmark Avenue Juvenile placement, 72 hour hold, address not available October 18 Juvenile, child...
news / crime and courts
November 3, 2014 - 7:47am
November 2, 2014
451st Army band will perform at FHS
Farmington veterans, and the rest of the community, are invited to a free concert by the 451st Army Band on Nov. 8. Under the direction of CW4 Daniel Eckhoff and 1SG Cheryl Wason, the 451st Army Band performs a number of songs as a concert band and a stage band. The 451st Army Band...
life / arts and entertainment
November 2, 2014 - 7:54am
November 1, 2014
Michelle's column: Now that’s one heck of a birthday gift
I couldn’t figure out, early Tuesday morning, why my cell phone kept buzzing at me. The alarm was set, but it wasn’t 7 a.m. yet. Still, the doggone thing kept going off every few minutes. I picked up the phone. I opened my Facebook app. And then I figured out what the problem...
opinion / columns
November 1, 2014 - 7:49am
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...
news / education
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...
news / education
October 31, 2014 - 7:44am