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Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
Police seeking information on Farmington armed robbery
Rosemount rolls out innovative public engagement system
Minnesota seeks to further diversity government workforce
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Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Farmington girls' hockey wins own Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic
Tigers boys' basketball wins Hastings Holiday Tournament
Farmington gymnastics off to quick start to season
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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EZ Auto Repair plans to open new shop in March
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
Experts offer Farmington tips to lure economic development
Illuminations opens storefront in downtown Farmington
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
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February 6, 2014
Letter to the editor: Farmington must move beyond small-town thinking
To the editor, For many years, my family and I have lived in Farmington, and I have a question that has bothered me for years. Why doesn’t Farmington build “retail, grocery, entertainment south of Hwy. 50. I know the land is for sale or at least there’s a sign “for sale”...
February 6, 2014 - 1:00pm
November 26, 2013
Letter to the editor: A purple circle surrounded by green
To the editor, Thank you to the Farmington School District attendance boundary committee for hosting the community meetings about boundary changes and listening to everyone’s concerns. I understand the need for making some necessary boundary changes in Farmington, given the...
November 26, 2013 - 2:53pm
November 21, 2013
Letter to the editor: Who is truly thankful for veterans?
To the editor, A letter from a State Representative recently pointed out that we should thank our veterans. The willingness to sacrifice our life for our country is honorable. I find it incredible that elected officials would stint on supplying troops with all the protection possible,...
November 21, 2013 - 3:37pm
November 15, 2013
Letter to the editor: Patriotic Day was appreciated
To the editor, I want to acknowledge everyone that gives of their time to put on the Patriotic Day at the Farmington High School. On Nov. 7 a dinner was served by many, many volunteers to veterans in and around the area. I don’t have the exact number but it must have been well...
November 15, 2013 - 2:27pm
November 7, 2013
Letter to the editor: Opposed to boundary plan
To the editor, I am a 12-year resident of Tamarack Estates neighborhood and I am very saddened by recent proposals made by Farmington Public School Attendance Area Committee. Within three different options, my street and my children will not remain at their current elementary...
November 7, 2013 - 11:51am
June 27, 2013
Letter: Time to slow down tax increases
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June 27, 2013 - 9:17am
June 6, 2013
Letters: Thanks to all who made flags happen
Thank you to the Farmington VFW Post 7662, the merchants of Farmington, any additional contributors and the city of Farmington for the American flags you see lining Elm Street and downtown on Third Street. They were up just in time for Memorial Day with the dedicated help from Ron...
June 6, 2013 - 9:39am
Letters: There are plenty of good daycare stories
To the editor, Today I took my day care kids to the park and stopped at my mailbox on the way home. The Farmington Independent was part of my mail and the front page was all about a daycare provider who ignored a state statute regarding where infants could sleep in a childcare setting....
June 6, 2013 - 9:35am
May 30, 2013
Letters: Thanks to all who gave to poppy drive
The Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 wishes to thank all of the businesses and citizens who donated so generously to the 2013 Poppy Fund for our veterans this past weekend, and for honoring them on Memorial Day. Kim Lomas Farmington Kim Lomas is president of American...
May 30, 2013 - 1:26pm
May 18, 2013
Column: Mary's hot summer reads
With the weather finally heating up, it's time to turn the page from winter to summer, and put together my poolside reading list. A team of local all-star readers here in Farmington inspired me to head out to the library. Earlier this month the Independent reported that Sara Drazkowski's...
May 18, 2013 - 7:43am
May 16, 2013
Letter to the editor: Enjoy fitness activities as a family
To the editor, Do you find that your family spends more time together watching television than being physically active? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, and obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and...
May 16, 2013 - 1:41pm
Letter to the editor: Thank you for your vote, Rep. Garofalo
To the editor, As the local chair of Democrats in Farmington and Lakeville, and as a strong believer in equal rights and fairness for everybody, I want to commend Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) for voting yes to allow same-sex couples to have the same freedom and legal rights to...
May 16, 2013 - 1:39pm
May 10, 2013
Letter to the editor: Democrats pulled a bait and switch
To the editor In February 2010 I made the decision to run for state Senate. That same year, Mark Dayton was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tom Emmer was the Republican nominee. Dayton campaigned on a "tax the rich" mantra that was picked up by Democratic legislative candidates...
May 10, 2013 - 2:02pm
Letter to the editor: Tree trimming went too far
To the editor, My wife and I moved to Farmington about 12 years ago. When we bought our home on Embry Avenue the Ash tree in the front yard was about eight feet tall and pretty much a whip. Fast forward and this tree was now to the point that it was giving us some privacy from the...
May 10, 2013 - 1:58pm
March 21, 2013
Letter to the editor: Shidor owner says good bye
To the editor: Bittersweet. This is what we are feeling here at Shidor, The Second Hand Store. Our landlord has made a business decision to make our current leased space into individual office spaces. It was not our will or intentions to close the doors of Shidor. We love it here...
March 21, 2013 - 10:13am