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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
March 10, 2014
Contract set with third Farmington employee group
Three of four contracts have been settled with city of Farmington employees. Only the contract for Farmington’s police officers is still in negotiation. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved the union settlement with the city’s AFSCME Maintenance Unit. It was the third...
March 10, 2014 - 7:24am
March 9, 2014
Farmington council plans ahead for trail maintenance
Farmington’s extensive trail system will be good to go for many years, thanks to a new plan approved Monday by the Farmington City Council. The plan allocates $30,000 annually, from 2015 through 2035, specifically for trail maintenance. It’s part of a capital improvement plan...
March 9, 2014 - 7:26am
March 7, 2014
Farmington reshapes development department
It’s been eight years since Farmington City Council members dropped the community development director position from the city’s annual budget. Now, they’re going to put it back in, and bring in a new staff member in the process. Farmington city administrator David McKnight...
March 7, 2014 - 11:34am
March 6, 2014
Roundabouts abound in plan for Farmington's 195th St.
Farmington could have three new roundabouts as part of a 195th Street reconstruction project scheduled for 2015, according to Dakota County transportation...
March 6, 2014 - 10:43am
February 21, 2014
Experience on ballots for March township elections
Residents in Castle Rock, Empire and Eureka townships will have a solid base of candidates to choose from during the March 11 township elections. Candidates in all three elections have a history of public service. Eureka Township is the only township with a question on this year’s...
February 21, 2014 - 7:38am
Get ready for warm-weather hockey in Farmington
Local hockey players will get a little extra ice time for three weeks this summer. At a Feb. 10 workshop, Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad told city council members he’d received requests for summer ice time from the coaches of the Farmington High School boys...
February 21, 2014 - 7:36am
February 20, 2014
Gorman ready to start at Rambling River Center
Rambling River Center members were able to make a new friend this week, when Lakeville resident Nicole Gorman started her new job as senior activities...
February 20, 2014 - 12:03pm
Business development program gets results in first year
March 6 event will showcase Open to Business services Emily Zimmer Staff writer In its first year serving Dakota County, the Open to Business program had enough successes to suggest there is demand for the program to continue. Open to Business recently released its 2013 final...
February 20, 2014 - 11:33am
City of Farmington makes plans for trails
Planning for the future is becoming a habit around the city of Farmington. Over the past two budget cycles, the city has built in capital improvement plans to address road maintenance and the fire department’s vehicle purchases. Now, city council members have given the go-ahead...
February 20, 2014 - 11:25am
February 6, 2014
Farmington dismisses city planner
After 17 years with the city of Farmington, city planner Lee Smick has been fired. Farmington city council members approved city administrator David McKnight’s recommendation to dismiss Smick during Monday’s city council meeting. The item was placed on the city’s consent agenda. Smick...
February 6, 2014 - 12:50pm
December 5, 2013
Eureka will take a closer look at agritourism options
Eureka Township officials are trying to determine just what agritourism means, and how it should be implemented in their township. An agritourism task force has been meeting since October to identify a definition and parameters to the term. The outcome of the process will help the...
December 5, 2013 - 1:24pm
Pay scale changes for Farmington city workers
Farmington City Council members have approved the first phase of a process to make the salaries of Farmington city employees more competitive with similar salaries in the market. On Monday, council members approved implementation of a new 11-step wage scale that will start with adjusting...
December 5, 2013 - 1:23pm
November 7, 2013
See, click and help fix Farmington’s problems
These days, more and more people have smartphones, and Farmington city administrator David McKnight sees a way those phones can be put to use for the good of the community. McKnight recently came across a new app for smartphones called See Click Fix. It allows residents to report...
November 7, 2013 - 11:59am
Keep your clubs out of Farmington parks
From now on, golfers are going to have to find someplace other than Farmington parks if they want to get some extra practice. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance that regulates prohibited activities in parks, effectively making it unlawful...
November 7, 2013 - 11:39am