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Analysis: Farmington property taxes among the highest in Dakota County cities
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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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Pat Rupp: Trip to the People's Stadium a long day's journey
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
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October 30, 2016
Minnesota already breaking voting records ahead of Nov. 8
ST. PAUL — More than a quarter of a million people have already voted in Minnesota and the record-breaking numbers are expected to surge as Election Day approaches. "We are on track to have about 50,000 people voting prior to Election Day in Ramsey County," said Joe Mansky,...
October 30, 2016 - 5:35am
October 26, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested; Biden to make campaign stop in northern Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS—A Lakeville family of four missing since Friday was found safe in a car in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning — and the parents were later booked into jail, Lakeville police said. A Minneapolis resident spotted the parents and their two children, ages 4 and 7,...
October 26, 2016 - 10:22am
October 24, 2016
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
City engineer Kevin Schorzman was born near Denver, Colorado. And, while he may have wandered far from home, he always hoped to return. A job...
October 24, 2016 - 5:09am
October 16, 2016
Taxes, economic growth top priorities among most city council candidates
The mayor and three council candidates at a candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, were all on the same page, more or less, regarding the top issues facing Farmington: taxes, debt and economic development. And then there was newcomer Brett Wilson, 21, who had an agenda all his own....
October 16, 2016 - 5:30am
October 14, 2016
Mayor hints at more development coming to Vermillion River Crossings
Mayor Todd Larson hinted Wednesday that Hy-Vee may not be the only customer interested in purchasing property in the Vermillion River Crossings development on Highway 50 east of Denmark Avenue. "There are other interests we can't talk about right now," he said. "Hopefully the Vermillion...
October 14, 2016 - 5:14am
October 8, 2016
Three meetings set to explain Farmington's referendum questions
The city of Farmington is hosting three meetings in October to answer any questions about the two referendum questions on the Nov. 8 general...
October 8, 2016 - 5:44am
October 5, 2016
City of Farmington's second quarter budget better than last year
The city of Farmington's budget is on track, with revenues exceeding budgeted expectations in the second quarter report. "The city's mid-year fund balance position is stronger than one year ago," said Robin Hanson, finance director. She presented the report to the Farmington City...
October 5, 2016 - 4:28pm
September 10, 2016
Who's on your ballot? Get to know your candidates at five upcoming forums
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of candidate forums, including two next week that will include candidates representing residents of the Farmington and Rosemount areas. Candidates from Minnesota legislative Districts 57 and 58 will participate in...
September 10, 2016 - 5:11am
September 7, 2016
Farmington property taxes to go up in 2017
For the fourth year in a row, the Farmington City Council has voted to raise property taxes. In 2017, taxes could go up 4.94 percent or $52.72 annually for the average household. The council has until Dec. 5 to finalize the amount. The decision came at Tuesday night's council meeting,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:20pm
Farmington opts out of state law on "granny pods"
Sorry granny, no backyard pod for you in Farmington. The city has opted out of the new state law, effective Sept. 1, that allows for temporary living quarters to be set up on a caregiver's property. Written into the legislation was an option for cities to opt out if they felt it doesn't...
September 7, 2016 - 8:23am
Household Hazardous Waste drop off scheduled for Sept. 10
Dakota County residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the city of Farmington Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household hazardous waste, household chemicals, and electronics will be accepted for free during the drop...
September 7, 2016 - 8:22am
September 2, 2016
Farmingon city administrator earns council's praise and gets a raise
Farmington's City Administrator David McKnight got the City Council's stamp of approval and a raise in his recent performance evaluation. "I'm happy with the job David has been doing," Mayor Todd Larson said. "He brings a lot of great qualities to the city, things like big picture...
September 2, 2016 - 5:30am
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