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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
Real Estate Showcase
October 16, 2014
Open house scheduled for Farmington's 195th Street project
Getting around the mid-section of Farmington will be a little tricky next summer, thanks to a major road reconstruction project scheduled for...
October 16, 2014 - 12:23pm
October 9, 2014
Former city of Farmington employee files complaint
The city of Farmington is facing a potential lawsuit, brought on by former city planner, Lee Smick. Smick was fired from her position as city planner in February, after 17 years with the city of Farmington. According to Farmington city attorney Joel Jamnik, the city of Farmington...
October 9, 2014 - 10:33am
October 5, 2014
Dakota County board sets preliminary tax levy
Dakota County taxpayers may see a 2.6 percent increase in the county share of property taxes in 2015. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved a proposed 2015 property tax levy of $129,661,717, an increase of 1 percent from the 2014 levy...
October 5, 2014 - 7:48am
September 19, 2014
Rambling River Center implements new code of conduct policy
A new Code of Conduct policy has been approved for Farmington’s Rambling River Center, but that’s not to say the city’s senior members are causing any problems at the center. The code of conduct was approved by the Farmington City Council at its meeting Monday. It is a two-page...
September 19, 2014 - 7:04am
September 18, 2014
Farmington will dredge two ponds
If the word “muck” dredges up visions of sloppy, wet mud, it probably should. And it turns out that removing muck from two of Farmington’s ponds could cost about $95,000. On Monday, Farmington City Council members authorized city engineer Kevin Schorzman to obtain bids for...
September 18, 2014 - 3:02pm
City of Farmington looking for election judges
City of Farmington executive assistant Cindy Muller is looking for a little bit of help from the community these days. She’d like to round up 80 or so residents who would like to serve as judges for the Nov. 4 general election. And she’d like to have them lined up by next Friday. Muller...
September 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
September 14, 2014
Well water testing program expands in Dakota County
Starting this week, private well owners in Empire, Farmington and Rosemount will receive free water testing kits to help Dakota County and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture determine if the ground water contains contaminants. In particular, the kits will test nitrate and Manganese...
September 14, 2014 - 7:26am
September 13, 2014
Farmington council examines recycling fees
No one is particularly sure why, but it seems that when the city of Farmington started its recycling program in the mid-1990s, multifamily lots — mostly apartments, but some townhomes as well — were not charged for the service. But 20 years later, that could change. At a Monday...
September 13, 2014 - 7:28am
City of Farmington’s share of taxes will go up
Farmington residents will likely see some increase in the city portion of their property taxes in the coming year if the city council backs the 2015 preliminary budget and tax levy set during the Sept. 2 meeting. Council members worked on the 2015 budget and tax levy for more than...
September 13, 2014 - 7:21am
September 7, 2014
Farmington administrator McKnight gets good marks on review
Farmington city administrator David McKnight is meeting or exceeding the expectations of Farmington City Council members, according to a summary of his recent annual performance review. McKnight celebrated his third anniversary with the city of Farmington on Aug. 29. In preparation,...
September 7, 2014 - 7:44am
August 14, 2014
Slavik, Henry advance in county race
Voters in Dakota County narrowed the District 1 county commissioner race to two candidates on Tuesday in the primary election. Incumbent Mike Slavik of Hastings advanced, as did Farmington's Mark Henry. Slavik received 1,940 votes, Henry 640 and Farmington City Council member Terry...
August 14, 2014 - 12:40pm
August 13, 2014
Farmington pool plans will wait for now
The days are limited for Farmington’s outdoor pool, and whether it will be replaced may ultimately be up to the community’s voters. That seems to be the direction the city of Farmington is moving after discussing a proposed aquatic center and other recreational needs at a June...
August 13, 2014 - 10:39am
August 7, 2014
City of Farmington will pay $38,000 to settle dispute with officer
After 28 years on the Farmington Police Department, sergeant Kevin Mincke has taken his retirement. But not without a fight. On Monday, the Farmington City Council agreed to terms of a settlement agreement that restored Mincke’s title as sergeant and awarded him more than $38,000....
August 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
July 31, 2014
Big trucks stir up trouble in Farmington neighborhood
Richard and Pam Tucker have seen a lot of development spring up around their Embers Avenue home on the northern border of Farmington. But it’s...
July 31, 2014 - 12:04pm
July 25, 2014
Farmington stumps for special session
With the State of Minnesota considering a special session to discuss disaster relief and the capitol building currently undergoing renovations that might make meeting there a challenge, several Farmington leaders have offered a simple solution: head south. State Rep. Pat Garofalo,...
July 25, 2014 - 7:45am