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Analysis: Farmington property taxes among the highest in Dakota County cities
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
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Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
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Boys hockey: Tigers start the season with 7-1 win over Mayo
Girls hockey: Tigers get in the win column vs. Hopkins
Tiger girls basketball team aiming for strong South Suburban finish
Football: Five named to AP all-state teams
Girls hockey: Tigers tackle tough first week
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Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
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Chase Bank vs Castilleja
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Ramirez
World Savings Bank vs Zimmer
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Cybart
PUBLIC HEARING Farmington
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Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Erling Kindem, 91
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
Pat Rupp: Odds are political polling is a bad bet
Kim Ukura: On renovations and refreshing your spaces
Pat Rupp: How Sophi made me a cat person
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