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Most school construction projects will continue through October
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Open houses coming up for area schools
Party time at The Cakery
crime and courts
Boys cross country preview: Young and dedicated runners return to lead Tigers
Girls soccer preview: Offense ready to roll
Tiger Stadium will be ready for Farmington football opener next Friday
Girls cross country preview: Tigers after another trip to state meet
Football preview: Tigers bring experience to Fischer’s second year
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
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Komarnytskyi
City of Farmington Public Hearing - Gossips Bar & Grill 9/6/16
ORDINANCE NO. 325
Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation vs Lacore
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
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July 23, 2015
School board will ask voters for more money
After an extra week of deliberation and another hour of discussion, the Farmington School Board has decided to go after the top end of its requests for new funding from taxpayers. At a special meeting Monday, board members voted to put a $45 million bond referendum and an operating...
July 23, 2015 - 9:27am
July 9, 2015
City website will get a new look
See something interesting on the city’s website? A redesign in 2016 should make it easier to share pictures and articles from the website to Facebook or Twitter. The Farmington City Council on Monday approved a contract with CivicLive to update the website, making it more user...
July 9, 2015 - 8:49am
June 25, 2015
Dakota County trail extension still causing concern
Last spring, a handful of landowners near Spring Lake Park fought Dakota County in meetings, behind closed doors and in court. The county wanted...
June 25, 2015 - 9:14am
May 21, 2015
Farmington budget gets good marks
For the last seven years, Farmington has been living paycheck to paycheck. 2014 was the first year the city did not have to borrow from other internal funds to pay for its operating expenses, said Robin Hanson, financial director. “It’s a big deal,” she said. “The city has...
May 21, 2015 - 9:27am
May 19, 2015
Updated: Board finalizes Dakota County CDA executive director's termination
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his...
May 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
May 15, 2015
Letter to the editor: Insurance change would be harmful
To the editor, Over the past 10 years working as an auto insurance agent, I have been fortunate to serve hundreds of customers in Farmington and our neighboring communities. What I enjoy most about my job is speaking regularly to my customers, hearing about their lives, getting...
May 15, 2015 - 9:52am
December 18, 2014
County board approves final levy of $129 million
Dakota County taxpayers will likely see a slight increase in the county portion of their property taxes for 2015 as a result of action taken this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the county board voted unanimously to approve a 2015...
December 18, 2014 - 6:00am
November 20, 2014
City will review policy on business subsidies
The last time the city of Farmington reviewed its business subsidy policy it was 2002, several years before recession reshaped the business community. Starting Monday, new community development director Adam Kienberger wants to work with the city’s economic development authority...
November 20, 2014 - 4:36pm
November 15, 2014
State has changes in mind for Highway 3 corridor
Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman doesn’t know exactly what the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plans are for Highway 3, but he knows there will be some detours along the road come the summer of 2016. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved its participation...
November 15, 2014 - 7:48am
November 14, 2014
City of Farmington, FYHA will work on ice fees
The city of Farmington plans to work with the Farmington Youth Hockey Association to come up with a solution to make the Schmitz-Maki Ice Arena break even every year. The Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission has suggested raising user fees for the arena in order to cover...
November 14, 2014 - 7:33am
November 8, 2014
Dakota County board recommends bigger budget
It is a different year than other years when Dakota County has set its annual budgets and tax levies. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners heard the 2015 recommended budget is $356.8 million, which funds the equivalent of 1,777.1 full-time positions....
November 8, 2014 - 7:40am
Dakota County: Foreclosures are down so far in 2014
The number of mortgage foreclosure sales continues to decline throughout Minnesota. The same story is told in Dakota County numbers. According to numbers released earlier this week by the Minnesota Homeownership Center, there were 4,375 foreclosures in Minnesota in the first two...
November 8, 2014 - 7:33am
November 7, 2014
Farmington project will target park safety
Walking along a cemetery at night can be creepy. But knowing there are people lurking under a nearby park pavilion, but not being able to see them? Well, that can feel just plain unsafe. That’s why Farmington resident Sarah Nygard went to the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission...
November 7, 2014 - 7:29am
October 31, 2014
12 years is enough for Fogarty
When Farmington voters go to the polls next week, one familiar name will not be on the city council ballot. Christy Jo Fogarty, a 12-year member of the Farmington City Council, has chosen to step down from her seat. “I think 12 years is enough,” Fogarty said. “I get to leave...
October 31, 2014 - 7:42am
October 17, 2014
City will reimburse Farmington firefighters for fitness programs
Lugging around a fire hose full of water while wearing heavy, fire retardant clothing is a pretty physical activity, so it’s important for firefighters to get their exercise. And now Farmington’s firefighters can be reimbursed for staying physically fit. On Monday, Farmington...
October 17, 2014 - 7:47am