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Farmington volunteers recognized for dedication to West St. Paul group home
Clinton, Trump debate gets personal
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
Familiar smoke stacks on UMore property demolished
Farmington High School kicks off Homecoming festivities
crime and courts
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Football, Week 4: Tigers show progress in loss to No. 2 Panthers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
Girls swim & dive: Tigers score two big victories
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
COMP AMEND ORD
RESOLUTION NO. R71-16
Arnold Ratzlaff, 85
Dianne F. Peterson, 74
Helen J. Judkins, 83
Kyle Kalina, 25
Deanna Weniger: 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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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
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