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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
crime and courts
Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out No. 3 Stillwater, 7-6
Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
arts and entertainment
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN VS LOPIN
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Padilla
Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Real Estate Showcase
August 29, 2016
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
FARGO—They're in most everyone's wallets, but the next generation of credit and debit cards aren't accepted everywhere—long after...
August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
June 16, 2016
One year later, teachers officially have a contract
Teachers in the Farmington School District will get a 2.15 percent raise in each year of a new contract approved Monday by the Farmington School Board. Human resources director MaryAnn Thomas said the total package including benefits is a 7.6 percent increase over the two years of...
June 16, 2016 - 9:06am
May 12, 2016
Burning illegally in Farmington? Expect a bill
Farmington-area residents who conduct open burns without the proper permit can expect to get a bill in the mail if the Farmington Fire Department gets involved. The city has already sent out half a dozen invoices related to illegal open burns since the city council updated its permit...
May 12, 2016 - 5:59am
March 24, 2016
City gets good financial news
With tough years ahead in which some of Farmington's $3 million in debt will come due, residents received good news that revenues are up at Monday's city council meeting. This financial review focused only on revenues collected in 2015. The general fund, filled mostly from property...
March 24, 2016 - 6:14am
February 18, 2016
New series will tackle aging issues
It’s never too early to get ready for getting older, and the Farmington and Rosemount parks and recreation departments have a new series of classes they hope will help residents prepare for what lies ahead. Starting in March, the departments will team up to offer the 10-week Aging...
February 18, 2016 - 6:14am
December 10, 2015
City delays budget decision over senior center position
Members of the Rambling River Center Advisory Board held up the budget and tax levy approval at Monday’s city council meeting with continued requests for an assistant to help run the center’s programs. “We feel it is that important for us to have that position filled,” said...
December 10, 2015 - 6:14am
December 3, 2015
Roundbank's junior board gives students an outlet to give back
Before she discovered the Roundbank junior board of directors, Kyra Lucke was all potential energy when it came to community service. She was...
December 3, 2015 - 10:35am
November 13, 2015
City’s finances are improving
Building permits are down. Liquor sales are down. Fire department costs are up. And the fund balance is getting healthier. These were the highlights of the city’s third quarter budget report Monday, which reviewed revenues and expenditures for the past nine months. With one-third...
November 13, 2015 - 2:46pm
July 16, 2015
Editorial: Delaying levy decision was the wrong choice
The agenda for Monday’s Farmington School Board meeting suggested board members would make a decision that night about whether to ask voters to approve an operating levy and a building bond when they go to the polls in November. The decision has been a long time coming. It’s...
July 16, 2015 - 9:41am
May 21, 2015
Farmington budget gets good marks
For the last seven years, Farmington has been living paycheck to paycheck. 2014 was the first year the city did not have to borrow from other internal funds to pay for its operating expenses, said Robin Hanson, financial director. “It’s a big deal,” she said. “The city has...
May 21, 2015 - 9:27am
March 19, 2015
Residents raise concerns about school district budget cuts
A group of about 30 parents, teachers and students spent more than an hour expressing concern and frustration at a Tuesday morning roundtable held by the Farmington School District. But Dan Johnson summed up the response to the district’s current financial situation in just one...
March 19, 2015 - 9:15am