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Girls soccer: Tigers triumph in return to Boeckman
Volleyball: Healthy and cohesive
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March 13, 2014
Two new officials elected in township races
Eureka Township Board of Supervisors chairman Pete Storlie lost his bid to hold the Supervisor 2 seat in Tuesday’s township elections. Former Eureka Township board of supervisors member Cory Behrendt defeated Storlie. Behrendt received 238 votes to Storlie’s 161 votes. There...
March 13, 2014 - 12:57pm
March 10, 2014
Contract set with third Farmington employee group
Three of four contracts have been settled with city of Farmington employees. Only the contract for Farmington’s police officers is still in negotiation. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved the union settlement with the city’s AFSCME Maintenance Unit. It was the third...
March 10, 2014 - 7:24am
March 9, 2014
Residents can have input on Dakota Counyty park plan
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested applicants to serve on its Lebanon Hills Regional Park 2014 Master Plan Citizen Panel and review specific elements of the park’s draft 2014 master plan to provide comments to the board. The panel — which will consist...
March 9, 2014 - 7:44am
Capitol notes: Wills’ tax-repeal bill moves forward in House
A bill chief authored by Representative Anna Wills (R-Apple Valley) to repeal all three business-to-business taxes passed during the 2013 legislative session received its first committee hearing on Tuesday, the first official day of the 2014 legislative session. The bill (HF1973)...
March 9, 2014 - 7:41am
Farmington council plans ahead for trail maintenance
Farmington’s extensive trail system will be good to go for many years, thanks to a new plan approved Monday by the Farmington City Council. The plan allocates $30,000 annually, from 2015 through 2035, specifically for trail maintenance. It’s part of a capital improvement plan...
March 9, 2014 - 7:26am
March 7, 2014
Farmington reshapes development department
It’s been eight years since Farmington City Council members dropped the community development director position from the city’s annual budget. Now, they’re going to put it back in, and bring in a new staff member in the process. Farmington city administrator David McKnight...
March 7, 2014 - 11:34am
March 6, 2014
Roundabouts abound in plan for Farmington's 195th St.
Farmington could have three new roundabouts as part of a 195th Street reconstruction project scheduled for 2015, according to Dakota County transportation...
March 6, 2014 - 10:43am
February 28, 2014
Stubborn winter means Farmington ice rinks stay
The city of Farmington has closed the warming houses at its outdoor ice rinks, but will continue to maintain the ice for a few more days. Or weeks, the way this winter seems to be going. Typically, the city tries to keep ice rinks open through mid-February. This year, the last day...
February 28, 2014 - 7:41am
February 21, 2014
Experience on ballots for March township elections
Residents in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka townships will have a solid base of candidates to choose from during the March 11 township elections. Candidates in all three elections have a history of public service. Eureka Township is the only township with a question on this year’s...
February 21, 2014 - 7:38am
Get ready for warm-weather hockey in Farmington
Local hockey players will get a little extra ice time for three weeks this summer. At a Feb. 10 workshop, Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad told city council members he’d received requests for summer ice time from the coaches of the Farmington High School boys...
February 21, 2014 - 7:36am
February 20, 2014
Business development program gets results in first year
March 6 event will showcase Open to Business services Emily Zimmer Staff writer In its first year serving Dakota County, the Open to Business program had enough successes to suggest there is demand for the program to continue. Open to Business recently released its 2013 final...
February 20, 2014 - 11:33am
City of Farmington makes plans for trails
Planning for the future is becoming a habit around the city of Farmington. Over the past two budget cycles, the city has built in capital improvement plans to address road maintenance and the fire department’s vehicle purchases. Now, city council members have given the go-ahead...
February 20, 2014 - 11:25am
February 13, 2014
Farmington section of Pilot Knob will grow in 2015
Though it’s still unclear whether a roundabout or a traffic signal will be installed at Pilot Knob Road and 195th Street in 2015, one thing is certain — a portion of Pilot Knob Road will need to be widened to four lanes. That was the message Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman...
February 13, 2014 - 2:53pm
Editorial: Keep meetings as open as possible
On Monday night the Farmington City Council and the Farmington School Board both held workshop meetings. Both groups addressed issues that will affect finances and other aspects of the organizations those boards represent. There was an important difference between the meetings, though. ...
February 13, 2014 - 10:40am
February 6, 2014
Farmington dismisses city planner
After 17 years with the city of Farmington, city planner Lee Smick has been fired. Farmington city council members approved city administrator David McKnight’s recommendation to dismiss Smick during Monday’s city council meeting. The item was placed on the city’s consent agenda. Smick...
February 6, 2014 - 12:50pm