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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
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Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. vs Hronek
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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
May 16, 2014
No clear plan for Farmington commercial area
There were no simple answers when the Farmington City Council, Economic Development Authority and Planning Commission members got together to talk about Vermillion River Crossings Monday. But at least they started to talk about the long-stalled commercial development and its future. Planned...
May 16, 2014 - 7:16am
May 11, 2014
Farmington plans ahead for street work
A little planning ahead this spring may pay off. At least, that’s what Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman hopes will happen after the city takes road core samples around the area of Hickory and Ninth streets later this spring. On Monday, the Farmington City Council gave Schorzman...
May 11, 2014 - 7:22am
May 9, 2014
Farmington will likely move away from assessments
For more than 20 years, the city of Farmington has used assessments to help pay for its road construction projects. That may soon change. Later this month, Farmington City Council members will consider a new policy that moves funding for road projects away from using special assessments...
May 9, 2014 - 7:52am
May 8, 2014
Farmington puts focus back on stalled project
More than a decade ago, the land at Denmark Avenue and County State Aid Highway 50 was earmarked for future retail development in Farmington. A site plan was drawn up. Developers tried to find businesses for the buildings that were going to be constructed. The development was given...
May 8, 2014 - 10:57am
April 27, 2014
City approves new contract for Farmington police
More than four months into the year, the Farmington City Council and police officers have come to terms on a two-year contract for the officers. Farmington’s police officers have been working without a contract since their previous contract ended Dec. 31, 2013. The two-year contract...
April 27, 2014 - 7:53am
April 26, 2014
Farmington development gets OK despite concerns
A new housing development is coming to Farmington, but not without a few reservations among Farmington City Council members. The development is new, but the location is not. Located west of Cambodia Avenue and south of 210th Street in the eastern section of Farmington, the site was...
April 26, 2014 - 7:17am
April 12, 2014
Rules may change for urban chickens in Farmington
Farmington’s Urban Chicken Ordinance has been on the books just over one year, and now one resident would like to see it tweaked, just a bit. On Monday, Melissa Hall approached the Farmington City Council and asked if they would consider an amendment to the current ordinance, which...
April 12, 2014 - 7:33am
March 30, 2014
Farmington utility billing moves online
Farmington residents now have a new option available for making payments on their city utilities. They can do it with the click of a button. Earlier this month, the city of Farmington’s new online utility payment system, eUtilityBilling, launched on the city’s website. The program...
March 30, 2014 - 7:13am
March 23, 2014
Farmington wants recycling feedback
City survey seeks opinions on where recycling bins are needed Michelle Leonard Staff writer Do you recycle? Use city parks or facilities? If so, the city of Farmington wants to hear from you. The city of Farmington is taking a look at when, where and how residents recycle when...
March 23, 2014 - 7:34am
March 21, 2014
Farmington study targets energy savings
Saving money in three of Farmington’s city buildings can be as easy as turning off a light, according to a recent study on energy use. The city of Farmington recently worked with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Retired Engineers Technical Assistance Program to conduct...
March 21, 2014 - 7:09am
March 20, 2014
Report: Farington's city finances show improvement in 2013
City of Farmington finance director Robin Hanson brought some good news to the city council when she presented the draft 2013 financials Monday night. “The numbers are fairly solid,” Hanson said, “and 2013 was a very good year.” Coming in at $10.2 million, the year-to-date...
March 20, 2014 - 1:07pm
March 15, 2014
DARTS service expands for Farmington
Farmington senior citizens who cannot drive have a new option for getting around to neighboring communities, thanks to a new program offered through DARTS transportation. The city of Farmington has had a partnership with DARTS since 2011. The original program, called the Gap Ridership...
March 15, 2014 - 7:59am
Farmington city officials get a safety lesson
A workshop for Farmington City Council and city commission members on Monday wasn’t designed to be depressing, but it was meant to make them think, “what if?” Farmington police officers Andrew VanDorn and Matt Hendrickson conducted a workplace safety presentation Monday. The...
March 15, 2014 - 7:21am
Reports may help shape Farmington's future growth
With single family housing construction picking up again, and somewhere around 200 lots still available, Farmington is ready for its next round of growth. But where, when and how some of that growth comes is still being planned. Within the past month, the city of Farmington has received...
March 15, 2014 - 7:05am
March 13, 2014
Two new officials elected in township races
Eureka Township Board of Supervisors chairman Pete Storlie lost his bid to hold the Supervisor 2 seat in Tuesday’s township elections. Former Eureka Township board of supervisors member Cory Behrendt defeated Storlie. Behrendt received 238 votes to Storlie’s 161 votes. There...
March 13, 2014 - 12:57pm