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Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Lost cow finds owner through social media
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Construction crews hit gas line in new housing development
Road closures for Highway 3 paving begin Sept. 23
crime and courts
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
Volleyball: Tigers earn first title at home invite
Cross country: Fenske, Peterson 1-2 at Applejack
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
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US Federal Credit Union vs Weidner
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Aura
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Hanson
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Jarvis
ABN AMRO Mortgage Group vs Wimberly
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Pat Rupp: The generation gap
Letter: Matt Little brings a practical mentality
Letter: Jake Cordes will work hard for the school district
Letter: Tim Pitcher will do what’s right for all of us
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September 4, 2013
Farmington council approves 2014 preliminary levy, budget
After years of putting it off, the Farmington City Council effectively agreed to lay off a police officer when they approved the 2014 budget and tax levy Tuesday. Even with that proposed $97,000 budget cut, though, many residents will still likely see an increase in the city's portion...
September 4, 2013 - 8:48am
August 28, 2013
Farmington's photo contest needs judges
Photos revealing what people find special about living, working, and playing in Farmington are ready for your vote. Residents can choose their favorite photos online. Visit the city website at www.ci.farmington.mn.us and look under "Take City Surveys" on the home page. Voting ends...
Life/arts and entertainment
August 28, 2013 - 3:08pm
August 13, 2013
Farmington council wants study for new pool options
If a new swimming pool is in Farmington's future, it's pretty likely a levy referendum to pay for that pool will be in Farmington's future, as well. The timing of both is yet to be determined, but Farmington City Council and parks and recreation commission members agree that now...
August 13, 2013 - 12:13pm
August 6, 2013
Council, parks board will talk about Farmington's outdoor pool
Most people probably will not think twice when the Farmington outdoor pool closes for the season Aug. 18. It happens every year, and most forget about the pool by the time the school year starts two weeks later. Most people, though, aren't on the Farmington City Council or the parks...
August 6, 2013 - 4:13pm
February 24, 2013
Rep Kline: expect budget cuts, job losses
February 24, 2013 - 11:28am
January 12, 2013
Legislators will deal with a new environment at the captiol
Dave Thompson expects a lot of busy days and more than a little frustration as the 2013 legislative session gets under way this week. Thompson, a Republican elected in November to his second term in the Minnesota Senate, returns to a legislature that looks very different than it...
January 12, 2013 - 7:56am
December 4, 2012
Farmington council rejects proposed budget
In the end, as Farmington mayor Todd Larson says, "It is what it is." But what it is remains to be seen after a surprising vote during Monday's Farmington City Council meeting put the 2013 budget and tax levy on hold, and forced city administrator David McKnight to find another $152,000...
December 4, 2012 - 3:24pm
November 6, 2012
Beem, Singewald and Cordes win board seats
Two newcomers and one familiar face won seats on the District 192 School Board Tuesday. Newcomer Laura Beem, who first got involved in district-level politics two years ago as an advocate for smaller class sizes, was the top finisher in the election with 6,387 votes.
November 6, 2012 - 9:00pm
November 5, 2012
Election season hits high gear
By late this week, it's a pretty good bet city of Farmington executive assistant Cindy Muller will be ready for a nice, quiet few days off. Because...
November 5, 2012 - 1:21pm
November 1, 2012
Voters guide: Get informed for Tuesday's election
Farmington voters have a lot of decisions to make when they go to the polls Nov. 6. There's the race for President, of course, and two much-talked-about...
November 1, 2012 - 11:33am
August 30, 2012
Help could be coming for beginner businesses
Would-be Farmington business owners could have a new resource available to them if the city's economic development authority pursues a partnership with a nonprofit group that has spent the past 25 years helping new and existing business owners make smarter decisions. The Metropolitan...
August 30, 2012 - 8:54am
Hanson will take Farmington finance job pending city council approval
If all goes according to plan, the city of Farmington will welcome a new finance director on Sept. 20. Farmington resident Robin Hanson has accepted the city's offer to become the finance director. She has been offered a starting salary of $76,448. City administrator David McKnight...
August 30, 2012 - 8:52am
August 24, 2012
City will repair roof, remove asbestos from former senior center
The city of Farmington will put nearly $55,000 into repairs at the old Rambling River Center, with the hope that one day, those repairs will help sell the building. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a plan to replace the building's roof and do necessary asbestos abatement....
August 24, 2012 - 11:26am
August 23, 2012
Council will consider noise ordinance after loud weekend
Farmington city officials have considered a noise ordinance before, but after the past weekend a few council members are more serious about getting one in place. Council members got complaints both Friday and Saturday when outside events were held at Tailgaters as part of the new...
August 23, 2012 - 10:37am
August 15, 2012
Fogarty, Slavik win in county board primary
Farmington City Council member Christy Jo Forgarty will advance to the general election in the race to become Dakota County Commissioner for District 1. Fogarty finished second in Tuesday's primary election with 25.1 percent of the vote.
August 15, 2012 - 1:22pm