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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
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MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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
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Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
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June 16, 2013
Farmington council member Fogarty returns to state board
Farmington City Council member Christy Jo Fogarty has been a community leader for more than a decade. But she's been in a leadership role at the state level for a number of years, as well. In May, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Fogarty's reappointment to the Minnesota Board of Water...
June 16, 2013 - 7:15am
June 15, 2013
Farmington moves forward on new housing code
Paint sometimes chips. Shingles fall off. It happens, and that's OK with Farmington city officials. But what isn't OK is a home exterior that has become an eyesore. That's the initial direction the Farmington City Council and planning commission gave assistant city planner Tony Wippler...
June 15, 2013 - 7:39am
June 7, 2013
Farmington city council starts work on 2014 levy
And now, the real work starts. The Farmington City Council took a first look at a proposed 2014 budget during a Monday workshop. While the budget presented addresses many needs that have gone unmet for years, it also exceeds a newly-mandated 3 percent limit on levy increases. The...
June 7, 2013 - 7:29am
May 25, 2013
Good news in city of Farmington's annual financial audit
After a few years of struggling, Farmington's city finances seem to be on the road to recovery, according to the 2012 audit. Findings of the audit were presented at Monday's Farmington City Council meeting by finance director Robin Hanson and Jason Miller, representative of the auditing...
May 25, 2013 - 7:45am
May 23, 2013
City of Farmington will pay $22,000 to study employee compensation
The city of Farmington will pay a consulting firm $22,000 to conduct a wage study to make sure city employees are being adequately compensated for their work. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a consulting agreement with Fox Lawson & Associates. The firm will take a...
May 23, 2013 - 7:01am
May 16, 2013
Farmington officials take a fresh look at Vermillion River Crossings
Farmington city planner Lee Smick knows how much things can change in eight years. That's why she wants to know if the pre-existing plans for...
May 16, 2013 - 1:24pm
Home upkeep rules may change in Farmington
Failure to finish an exterior housing project could lead to misdemeanor charges against the homeowner if a new city code amendment is approved by the Farmington City Council. That approval may be a few months off yet, but negligent homeowners may want to start those siding projects...
May 16, 2013 - 12:52pm
May 10, 2013
Farmington residents will save on recycling
Talk about a win-win situation. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a new six-year contract with the city's recycling provider, Dick's Sanitation. The deal will mean quite a few benefits to the city and residents -- not to mention, the environment. Farmington municipal...
May 10, 2013 - 1:51pm
April 21, 2013
Farmington's new park will put the emphasis on sledding
These days almost everyone is waiting for the snow to melt, but the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission is still working on a new sledding hill. The park and rec commission has started work on a plan to develop Hillview Park, a three-acre park space near Upper 183rd Street...
April 21, 2013 - 7:08am
April 18, 2013
Farmington parking lot gets OK despite neighbor concerns
Despite arguments from residents, a proposed parking lot in one downtown neighborhood received support from the Farmington Planning Commission. Residents on Main Street, mostly between Third and Fourth streets, have waited more than nine months to find out what is happening with...
April 18, 2013 - 10:52am
April 4, 2013
Mayor Larson sees a big year ahead for Farmington
He's said it before, and Farmington mayor Todd Larson will likely say it again: development of the Vermillion River Crossing retail space is...
April 4, 2013 - 11:22am
A road map for Farmington's future
After several weeks of discussion, the Farmington City Council has come up with a set of goals for the next five years for city staff and the community. Council members have met with city staff since the beginning of the year to come up with the goals. On Monday, they endorsed a...
April 4, 2013 - 11:02am
March 29, 2013
Farmington bank summit a success
The group wasn't large -- only 15 or so -- but all of the bankers and city officials on hand at the March 20 Farmington Bank Summit agreed the...
March 29, 2013 - 12:15pm
March 28, 2013
City of Farmington makes plans for the future
The Farmington City Council is considering a $125,000 addition to the 2014 tax levy, which, under a new plan, could lead to the city's future financial stability. The one-time new levy is being considered as a mechanism for long-term, capital improvement projects, including equipment...
March 28, 2013 - 12:41pm
March 24, 2013
Farmington will conduct wage study
The city of Farmington will spend $22,000 to find out how city employees are paid compared to their counterparts in other communities. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a job evaluation study agreement with the company, Fox Lawson and Associates. FLA is used by many...
March 24, 2013 - 7:17am