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Girls golf: Irish, Tigers battle conditions at Valleywood
Softball: Third-ranked Tigers handed first loss in Mankato East Tournament finals
Girls track and field: Individuals shine at home invite
Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out No. 3 Stillwater, 7-6
Boys track and field: Tigers seventh at Mega Meet
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Rotary honors April students and senior citizen of the month
PHOTOS: The egg hunt hustle
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Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
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Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
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Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Pat Rupp: The devil is in the details
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
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November 7, 2013
Study says city of Farmington should be paying higher wages
A recent study of the salaries of city of Farmington employees suggests that a few changes be made to the salary structure to bring local wages more in line with market standards. Conducted by the consultant group Fox Lawson, the wage study findings were presented to the Farmington...
November 7, 2013 - 11:36am
October 24, 2013
New Farmington sledding hill is in the works
Kids are going to have to wait one more year before they’re able to use a hill for sledding at the new Hillview Park in Farmington. But next year, they’ll have plenty of opportunity to go sledding. On Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a plan to construct the new...
October 24, 2013 - 1:31pm
New rules target neglected homes in Farmington
A new ordinance went into effect on Tuesday, and it’s goal is to eliminate “eyesore” kinds of homes around Farmington. The city’s new property maintenance ordinance is designed to get homeowners who have neglected the exteriors of their properties to finish projects or...
October 24, 2013 - 1:07pm
September 19, 2013
New rules coming for home upkeep in Farmington
A new property maintenance code is one step closer to being approved after Monday’s Farmington City Council meeting. The proposed Property Maintenance Code is designed to help city officials regulate the condition of homes in the community. More specifically, it will help to...
September 19, 2013 - 2:16pm
Dakota County’s share of property taxes could go down
Dakota County taxpayers could see a slight reduction in the county portion of their property taxes next year. At its regular meeting last week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary 2014 tax levy of $128,506,313, a .5 percent reduction from the approved 2013...
September 19, 2013 - 2:13pm
September 12, 2013
Resident requests ordinance prohibiting golf in Farmington parks
Farmington resident Kevin Collins is tired of finding golf balls in his front yard. That's why he's asked the city of Farmington to reconsider an ordinance prohibiting golfers from practicing their swings in the city's parks. Collins lives across the street from the Dakota County...
September 12, 2013 - 12:43pm
September 5, 2013
Positive review for Farmington city administrator
Farmington city administrator David McKnight received good marks during his annual review in August. McKnight marked his second anniversary with the city of Farmington on Aug. 29, at which time he received a salary increase of $3,390, according to a report on McKnight’s annual...
September 5, 2013 - 2:52pm
September 4, 2013
Farmington council approves 2014 preliminary levy, budget
After years of putting it off, the Farmington City Council effectively agreed to lay off a police officer when they approved the 2014 budget and tax levy Tuesday. Even with that proposed $97,000 budget cut, though, many residents will still likely see an increase in the city's portion...
September 4, 2013 - 8:48am
August 13, 2013
Farmington council wants study for new pool options
If a new swimming pool is in Farmington's future, it's pretty likely a levy referendum to pay for that pool will be in Farmington's future, as well. The timing of both is yet to be determined, but Farmington City Council and parks and recreation commission members agree that now...
August 13, 2013 - 12:13pm
August 6, 2013
Council, parks board will talk about Farmington's outdoor pool
Most people probably will not think twice when the Farmington outdoor pool closes for the season Aug. 18. It happens every year, and most forget about the pool by the time the school year starts two weeks later. Most people, though, aren't on the Farmington City Council or the parks...
August 6, 2013 - 4:13pm
Dew Days is 'paid in full'
In 2009, the Farmington City Council took a leap of faith in the community's Dew Days celebration. On Monday, that faith paid off. Literally. Back in 2009, the Castle Rock-Empire-Eureka-Farmington Areawide Enhancement Group --EMDASH-- otherwise known as CEEF --EMDASH-- came to the...
August 6, 2013 - 2:03pm
July 25, 2013
Three schools will be affected by one street project in 2015
There are times when a city or Dakota County project affects Farmington's schools. And one of those projects is coming up in about two years. At Monday's joint Farmington City Council and Farmington School Board, city engineer Kevin Schorzman gave an update on preliminary plans for...
July 25, 2013 - 4:16pm
City of Farmington, ISD 192 want to keep talking
Monday’s joint meeting between the Farmington City Council and the District 192 School Board was so successful, the two groups want to sit...
July 25, 2013 - 4:12pm
July 9, 2013
Farmington Business Park is ready for development
There has been a lot of talk about the Farmington Business Park lately, but very little has happened with the property in more than eight years....
July 9, 2013 - 3:28pm
FFD gets bigger stipend for uniforms
Farmington firefighters do a lot more than just fight fires. They're pretty visible in the community, and they take pride in that. Over the past year, the 44 members of the Farmington Fire Department logged nearly 325 hours of volunteer time in the community. They attended career...
July 9, 2013 - 2:48pm