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El Charro adds outdoor patio
City to announce Vermillion River Crossings addition Monday
Seeing friends through a different lens
Fire Chief Larsen receives national honor
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VFW baseball: Post 7662 survives, advances to districts
Legion baseball: Post 189 fades in sub-district
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
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Your weekend: A farmers' market and pizza in a historic setting
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
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Lila S. Haugen, 100
Melanie Kaiser, 52
Loneal Lee Poole, 83
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
Nathan Hansen: Bring on that cool, cool air
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June 23, 2016
Council sets goals for the year ahead
The Farmington City Council announced its four-pronged goals for Farmington at Monday’s meeting, a planning exercise done annually. Priorities for 2016-17 can be grouped into four categories: financial, development, partnerships and service delivery. Under financial, the city plans...
June 23, 2016 - 4:30pm
Superintendent will take an extended leave
Farmington School District superintendent Jay Haugen will take an extended leave in June and July to spend more time with his wife, the district announced last week. Janet Haugen was diagnosed with cancer 2 ½ years ago. She recently discontinued her treatment and has entered hospice....
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
Council considers a new code of conduct
The Farmington City Council took the first step Monday toward crafting a code of conduct for itself and all members of city boards, commissions and staff. The purpose, according to city administrator David McKnight, is to eliminate conflicts of interest and provide standards for conduct...
June 23, 2016 - 5:59am
April 7, 2016
Summer work will be on a smaller scale this year
Burnt out from last summer’s massive overhaul of 195th Street, residents traveling through Farmington can expect less invasive projects this summer, such as new playground equipment, crack and seal coating and a new section of bike trail. Troy Hill Park, located on Everest Path...
April 7, 2016 - 4:39pm
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
Farmington sophomore wants more students involved in government
When a large group of students showed up to speak their minds at a Farmington School Board meeting last week, Wyatt Cieluch knew he was on the...
March 24, 2016 - 6:14am
March 10, 2016
Big crowds attend local caucuses
Crowded but under control seems to be the story of last week’s caucuses in Senate District 58. Democrats and Republicans in the district both saw turnout well above normal last week, but district chairs for both parties said they had prepared for the rush. While there were reports...
March 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
State of the City: Mayor says Farmington is planning, improving
Progress and planning were at the center of mayor Todd Larson’s State of the City address Monday. The city is doing better now than it was...
March 10, 2016 - 9:28am
January 21, 2016
County manager plans to retire
Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, announced last week that he will retire in May. Richardson’s retirement...
January 21, 2016 - 6:14am
November 20, 2015
Commissioner offers an update on county activity
Farmington home values are going up, the county will be debt free in 2016 and more road projects are slated for the city. These were the highlights of a report by Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik to the city council Monday. The 195th Street project, which widened lanes and...
November 20, 2015 - 8:42am
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
October 8, 2015
Want to pick the city's new logo?
Farmington city council members rejected proposed updates to the city’s logo Monday as too abstract. Staff members want to know if residents...
October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
October 1, 2015
Districts set tax levies at max for now
The Farmington and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Boards both approved preliminary tax levies Monday at the maximum level allowed by the state. What that means for taxpayers, though, is different in both districts. And it could change before tax bills become final in December. In...
October 1, 2015 - 9:50am
September 17, 2015
Fire chief has his eyes on fees that have gone uncollected
Farmington fire chief Jim Larsen has discovered what he called “a host of fees” the fire department had become lax on collecting over the years. He hopes to change that. He made the city council aware of his findings at Monday night’s work session. No decisions were made by...
September 17, 2015 - 6:14am
September 10, 2015
City administrator gets good marks on review
Farmington city administrator David McKnight got high marks from his bosses on all aspects of his most recent performance evaluation. According to a summary provided at Tuesday’s city council meeting, council members found McKnight was meeting or exceeding expectations in all categories...
September 10, 2015 - 6:14am