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Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Summit Orthopedics to take over care at Farmington clinic in early 2017
Farmington Halloween Walk promises a night of friendly fun
Boy, 16, dies after sustaining injuries in SD farm accident
Farmington grad releases viral Vikings anthem
crime and courts
Boys soccer: Tigers one win away from first-ever state tournament trip
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
Football, Week 7: Another confidence booster
Cross country: Farmington duo goes 1-2 again at conference meet
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Prairie chickens making a comeback in western Minn.
"Paranormal Studios" to be found at annual haunted house
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
arts and entertainment
Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. vs Hronek
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Russo
STATE VS SCHEMIONEK
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Franzen
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Pat Rupp: A good reason to vote early
Letter: Douglas Bonar has earned a second term
Letter: Cordes is an asset to school board, community
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Letter: Tim Pitcher will bring conservative approach
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March 10, 2016
Big crowds attend local caucuses
Crowded but under control seems to be the story of last week’s caucuses in Senate District 58. Democrats and Republicans in the district both saw turnout well above normal last week, but district chairs for both parties said they had prepared for the rush. While there were reports...
March 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
State of the City: Mayor says Farmington is planning, improving
Progress and planning were at the center of mayor Todd Larson’s State of the City address Monday. The city is doing better now than it was...
March 10, 2016 - 9:28am
January 21, 2016
County manager plans to retire
Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, announced last week that he will retire in May. Richardson’s retirement...
January 21, 2016 - 6:14am
November 20, 2015
Commissioner offers an update on county activity
Farmington home values are going up, the county will be debt free in 2016 and more road projects are slated for the city. These were the highlights of a report by Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik to the city council Monday. The 195th Street project, which widened lanes and...
November 20, 2015 - 8:42am
November 13, 2015
City’s finances are improving
Building permits are down. Liquor sales are down. Fire department costs are up. And the fund balance is getting healthier. These were the highlights of the city’s third quarter budget report Monday, which reviewed revenues and expenditures for the past nine months. With one-third...
November 13, 2015 - 2:46pm
October 8, 2015
Want to pick the city's new logo?
Farmington city council members rejected proposed updates to the city’s logo Monday as too abstract. Staff members want to know if residents...
October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
October 1, 2015
Districts set tax levies at max for now
The Farmington and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Boards both approved preliminary tax levies Monday at the maximum level allowed by the state. What that means for taxpayers, though, is different in both districts. And it could change before tax bills become final in December. In...
October 1, 2015 - 9:50am
September 17, 2015
Fire chief has his eyes on fees that have gone uncollected
Farmington fire chief Jim Larsen has discovered what he called “a host of fees” the fire department had become lax on collecting over the years. He hopes to change that. He made the city council aware of his findings at Monday night’s work session. No decisions were made by...
September 17, 2015 - 6:14am
September 10, 2015
City administrator gets good marks on review
Farmington city administrator David McKnight got high marks from his bosses on all aspects of his most recent performance evaluation. According to a summary provided at Tuesday’s city council meeting, council members found McKnight was meeting or exceeding expectations in all categories...
September 10, 2015 - 6:14am
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