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School district implements Run-Hide-Fight method for active shooter scenarios
Farmington City Engineer takes job in Colorado to be closer to family
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
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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
"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
Forum Communications Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
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
Real Estate Showcase
March 20, 2016
Letter: Keep class size out of teacher contract
The ISD 192 board of education (Farmington Area Public Schools) has in recent months been hearing comments from teachers regarding contract negotiations. I’ve listened to many of them. I feel compelled to speak out as taxpayer/constituent. I want to be clear that I support our outstanding...
March 20, 2016 - 6:14am
February 27, 2016
Letter: Pitcher works to help others
As many of you know Farmington City Council Member Tim Pitcher is running for Minnesota State Senate. I have known Mr. Pitcher for just about a year now and had the opportunity to sit one on one with him at a meeting a few weeks ago. Over this time I have gotten to know a person...
February 27, 2016 - 6:14am
December 5, 2015
Letter: Bartholomay should leave council
To the editor, To all of the residents of Farmington, I am asking you to exercise your right as a citizen to ask for the resignation of council member Jason Bartholomay. Due to the recent events that have occurred, it would be in all of our best interest to have a member of the council...
December 5, 2015 - 6:14am
November 23, 2015
Letter: Thanks for supporting Patriotic Day
To the editor, Thank you Farmington community for your collective collaboration, cooperation and honor shown to current service personnel and veterans. Our Annual Patriotic Day celebration on Nov. 5 should be the model used by all communities throughout our nation. Serving a free,...
November 23, 2015 - 8:49am
November 14, 2015
Letter: Finden family says thanks
To the editor, Scott Finden’s family would like to thank all who expressed sympathy, gave a memorial and shared memories with us at the time of Scott’s passing. Special thanks to Ed Gergen for creating the post on the Farmington Memories Facebook site and to Mike Markuson for...
November 14, 2015 - 6:14am
October 30, 2015
Letter: Support for Farmington’s ballot questions
To the editor, Please join me in voting “yes” for Farmington Schools in the upcoming election. On Nov. 3, Farmington residents will be asked to vote on two school funding requests. A “yes” vote on both items will lower class sizes, maintain educational programs, add Kindergarten...
October 30, 2015 - 3:56pm
July 3, 2015
Letter: Pool closing is a disappointment
I was disappointed to read that the Farmington City Council is closing the pool after this summer season. According to an article about the closure, there is no money to replace it with a splash pad. The article further states that it will be a grassy area next year. It will cost...
July 3, 2015 - 6:14am
November 1, 2012
Letter: Opponent's accusations were inaccurate, mayor says
To the editor, This letter is in response to last week's letter to the editor from Dave Pritzlaff. Although Mr. Pritzlaff has admitted to some bad math when it comes to when he was a member of the Farmington City Council (2004-2008) he has not corrected the mistake on the flyers...
November 1, 2012 - 11:26am
June 21, 2012
Thank you: Thanks to St. Michael's
To the church family of Saint Michael's Catholic Church: Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network would like to send our sincerest heartfelt thanks to you for hosting our annual mother/grandmother military luncheon once again. Your generosity, kindness, Christian love and immeasurable support...
June 21, 2012 - 2:15pm
April 12, 2012
Letter to the Editor: School payback bill is a gamble
To the editor, Representative Pat Garofalo must love to gamble. He has used Twitter to tweet about gambling a lot in the past. We have evidence of his gambling at the legislature. He was gambling when he proposed what he called a "payback to schools." That "payback" is in truth...
April 12, 2012 - 12:41pm
October 13, 2011
Letter: Garofalo deserves praise
To the editor, With all the disenchantment with government these days, it's important to recognize when government gets it right, particularly when it's due mainly to the efforts of one person. State Rep. Pat Garofalo deserves such recognition. This week the Farmington School...
October 13, 2011 - 10:29am
Letter: What's with all the litter?
To the editor, We moved here two years ago from a beautiful, neighboring state. We had visited Minnesota numerous times and knew well of its reputation for beautiful lakes and a citizenry which enjoyed the great outdoors year-round. So it was quite a shock for us when we first used...
October 13, 2011 - 10:28am
June 2, 2011
Letter: Scouts have been a big help at Trinity campus
It is with sincere gratitude that Trinity Campus acknowledges and thanks the Eagle Scout candidates for their interest and involvement at our community. This fine group of young men has completed several vital projects at our care center and terrace as Eagle Scout projects. This...
June 2, 2011 - 10:44am
May 19, 2011
Thank you: Senator says thanks for attending
I am writing to say "thank you" to everyone who came and visited with me during my in-district office hours March 19 at the Farmington City Hall and my town hall on April 30 at the Farmington High School. I received great feedback from constituents on a variety of issues. We talked...
May 19, 2011 - 3:19pm
Thank you: Program's prom was a big hit
I want to thank all of the District 192 Community Education employees, high school staff, high school students and other volunteers who helped plan and organize the recent prom night for River Valley Project Explore consumers. Everyone I spoke to enjoyed the music, refreshments and...
May 19, 2011 - 3:18pm