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March 22, 2013
Good news for Farmington in the State of the City
Farmington mayor Todd Larson is excited to give his annual State of the City address next week. He's got some good news to share this year. Larson...
March 22, 2013 - 10:45am
March 21, 2013
Urban chickens get the OK in Farmington
It's time for those who want to raise fresh eggs to get their chickens in a row, or at least start construction on a new coop. On a 4-0 vote Monday, the Farmington City Council approved a new ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens on properties that are at least 10,000 square...
March 21, 2013 - 10:09am
March 16, 2013
City of Farmington will host bank summit next week
Farmington Economic Development Authority member Jeri Jolley was amazed last year when she heard about the funding programs available to potential business owners. That's saying a lot, because Jolley is a retired bank manager. But that's also the driving force behind the Farmington...
March 16, 2013 - 7:00am
March 14, 2013
Farmington liquor store profit was up in 2012
Lower rent payments are credited with much of the nearly $174,000 in net profit increase the Farmington Liquor Stores experienced in 2012. Farmington officials hope to see more growth in sales in 2013, too. Liquor sales were up by nearly $200,000 over 2011's sales, according to city...
March 14, 2013 - 1:20pm
March 7, 2013
Proposed ordinance may target aesthetics in Farmington
Is your neighbor's house an eyesore? Well, there may be some help coming your way. At a Feb. 25 workshop, the Farmington City Council asked city administrator David McKnight to start the process of writing a new ordinance to regulate the exterior condition of homes in the community....
March 7, 2013 - 9:53am
March 5, 2013
Nominate homes for preservation award now
May is Historic Preservation Month and the Farmington Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) is pleased to announce its annual "Farmington Heritage Preservation Award." The Commission invites Farmington residents to participate in this celebration of by nominating those individuals,...
March 5, 2013 - 7:28am
March 1, 2013
Farmington EDA will offer scholarships for seniors
Quite a few new members joined the Rambling River Center when it moved to its current location on Oak Street, but quite a few others ended their memberships. For some who left, it was the proximity -- they were residents of Red Oak Manor or Spruce Place apartments, and the old location...
March 1, 2013 - 1:16pm
February 28, 2013
Economic development: Farmington works to keep businesses in town
Since word of mouth is often one of the best advertising tools, the city of Farmington wants to make sure current business owners have lots of good things to say. The Farmington Economic Development Authority spent much of 2012, and now all of 2013, working on a plan to bring new...
February 28, 2013 - 11:48am
Farmington council starts laying out goals
Sometimes, you just have to get it all out on the table, and that's what the Farmington City Council has been doing this month. Over the course of two workshops, council members have brought a number of items they see as concerns or areas for improvement as part of a goal-setting...
February 28, 2013 - 11:45am
February 21, 2013
Economic development: Block grants may draw business
While the Farmington Economic Development Authority has been working its way through a new Business Subsidy Policy, a few funding options already exist to bring business to town. The Dakota County Community Development Agency has a few funding programs set up to help businesses in...
February 21, 2013 - 10:08am
Economic development: City of Farmington will consider subsidies
The old saying "put your money where your mouth is" might be part of the key to bringing new businesses to Farmington. City officials have talked for years about the need to bring new commercial and industrial businesses to town, but no real plan exists to financially entice those...
February 21, 2013 - 10:07am
February 14, 2013
Open to Business offers resources to bring new business to Farmington
Laurie Crow knows the excitement and the apprehension of opening a new business on her own. She's a two-time business owner herself, and she's got plenty of insight to share through her new role with Open to Business. Open to Business is a program new to most of Dakota County - it's...
February 14, 2013 - 1:17pm
Economic development: City of Farmington makes plans to draw in business
Bringing new business into the community is often easier said than done, but a renewed commitment by the city of Farmington may make that process a little easier. Later this month, the Farmington Economic Development Authority is expected to review a new Business Attraction Plan...
February 14, 2013 - 10:59am
February 7, 2013
Economic development: Farmington's groundwork started in 2012
The city of Farmington is kicking off a new economic development plan this month, one that hopefully will bring new commercial and industrial business to the community. But a lot of the groundwork for the plan was laid in 2012, thanks to the work of Farmington city planner Lee Smick,...
February 7, 2013 - 1:06pm
Business growth in Farmington a priority in 2013
Economic development is a phrase everyone says, everyone hears and everyone wants. But there's been little consensus in Farmington about how...
February 7, 2013 - 1:03pm