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May 25, 2014
Campaigning under way for Farmington school board
All three of the Farmington School Board members whose terms expire at the end of the year have announced plans to seek a return to the board. Board chair Tera Lee and board members Melissa Sauser and Brian Treakle all announced their reelection plans Monday. All three have all served...
May 25, 2014 - 7:42am
May 22, 2014
City of Farmington hires a community development director
It has been eight years since the city of Farmington eliminated its community development director position, but as of Monday, the position is...
May 22, 2014 - 12:53pm
May 18, 2014
Farmington streamlines city's agendas
Accessing the city of Farmington’s meeting agendas from mobile devices just got a little bit easier. And a little more efficient for city staff, too. The city of Farmington has entered into a license agreement with Novusolutions to implement a meeting management solution called...
May 18, 2014 - 7:38am
May 16, 2014
No clear plan for Farmington commercial area
There were no simple answers when the Farmington City Council, Economic Development Authority and Planning Commission members got together to talk about Vermillion River Crossings Monday. But at least they started to talk about the long-stalled commercial development and its future. Planned...
May 16, 2014 - 7:16am
May 11, 2014
Dakota County: Nitrate study will expand
After a 2013 study found higher than expected nitrate concentrations in private drinking wells in some Dakota County townships, the county has decided to conduct another, expanded study while also offering the opportunity for additional testing for those who participated the first...
May 11, 2014 - 7:47am
Farmington plans ahead for street work
A little planning ahead this spring may pay off. At least, that’s what Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman hopes will happen after the city takes road core samples around the area of Hickory and Ninth streets later this spring. On Monday, the Farmington City Council gave Schorzman...
May 11, 2014 - 7:22am
May 9, 2014
Legislature OKs change to county government style
A decision last month by the Minnesota Legislature will give Dakota County some new flexibility when it comes to the ways in which it takes input from residents. The legislature’s decision, which the county board still has to accept, allows a change to a county manager style of...
May 9, 2014 - 7:44am
May 8, 2014
Farmington puts focus back on stalled project
More than a decade ago, the land at Denmark Avenue and County State Aid Highway 50 was earmarked for future retail development in Farmington. A site plan was drawn up. Developers tried to find businesses for the buildings that were going to be constructed. The development was given...
May 8, 2014 - 10:57am
April 26, 2014
Farmington development gets OK despite concerns
A new housing development is coming to Farmington, but not without a few reservations among Farmington City Council members. The development is new, but the location is not. Located west of Cambodia Avenue and south of 210th Street in the eastern section of Farmington, the site was...
April 26, 2014 - 7:17am
April 19, 2014
FFD makes the case for a new ladder truck
Farmington City Council members understand the Farmington Fire Department’s want of a new ladder truck. They even understand the need. But what they don’t know yet is where to come up with $1.2 million to get one in the near future. Five members of the Farmington Fire Department’s...
April 19, 2014 - 7:13am
April 17, 2014
Solar panel project is in the works in Farmington
The corner of Denmark Avenue and CR. 50 will soon look much different. Great River Energy, which provides energy for Dakota Electric Association, is planning to build a 60-panel solar energy system on the southeast corner of Denmark and CR 50. The location was formerly used for...
April 17, 2014 - 1:08pm
April 12, 2014
Rules may change for urban chickens in Farmington
Farmington’s Urban Chicken Ordinance has been on the books just over one year, and now one resident would like to see it tweaked, just a bit. On Monday, Melissa Hall approached the Farmington City Council and asked if they would consider an amendment to the current ordinance, which...
April 12, 2014 - 7:33am
March 31, 2014
Foreclosures on the decline in Dakota County
In Minnesota the number of mortgage foreclosures decreased by more than a third in 2013 from the previous year. There was even better news in Dakota County. In 2013, there were 11,834 foreclosures in Minnesota, down 34 percent from 2012 with the decrease balanced between the Twin...
March 31, 2014 - 7:15am
March 30, 2014
Farmington utility billing moves online
Farmington residents now have a new option available for making payments on their city utilities. They can do it with the click of a button. Earlier this month, the city of Farmington’s new online utility payment system, eUtilityBilling, launched on the city’s website. The program...
March 30, 2014 - 7:13am
March 28, 2014
EDA hopes survey will help Farmington businesses
Earlier this month, 173 Farmington business owners received a survey asking them how the city can help them enhance their businesses. So far, only five have been returned, and the deadline is just a week away. The surveys were sent out as part of the Farmington Economic Development...
March 28, 2014 - 1:16pm