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Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
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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
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
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
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Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
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Eileen "Betty" Carlson
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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
Real Estate Showcase
February 7, 2013
Chicken issue comes home to roost in Farmington
Chickens may be allowed on residential lots after all, thanks to the efforts of a group of teenage 4Hers. At the very least, the teens have convinced...
February 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 1, 2013
Backyard chickens back on Farmingotn council agenda
It's been over a year since the Farmington City Council last talked about allowing residents to keep chicken coops in their yards, but the topic is coming up again at Monday's meeting. According to Farmington city administrator David McKnight, three Farmington teens have asked to...
February 1, 2013 - 2:11pm
January 31, 2013
Planning will wait for Farmington's largest park
The city of Farmington will hold off on planning its largest park, but that doesn't mean the park will be built if the opportunity presents itself. At...
January 31, 2013 - 10:41am
January 24, 2013
Farmington new-home construction shows signs of life
Looking ahead at 2013, Farmington building official Ken Lewis is cautiously optimistic about what he sees in the city's new-construction future. With...
January 24, 2013 - 7:00am
January 20, 2013
Fields set for 2013 township elections
Once again, Empire township's elections should bring little surprise the morning after. But Castle Rock and Eureka? Well, that might be something different. The filing of affidavits of candidacy for township elections closed Tuesday, and two of the three townships around Farmington...
January 20, 2013 - 7:44am
January 19, 2013
Routine business on agenda for first meeting of 2013
The Farmington City Council has a new member, though he's not a stranger around city hall. Doug Bonar was sworn in last week as the newest Farmington...
January 19, 2013 - 3:07pm
January 17, 2013
New era begins in Dakota County
When Mike Slavik was first elected to the Hastings City Council in 2006, his parents breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, that political science...
January 17, 2013 - 9:22am
January 3, 2013
Farmington's new fire engine should come early in 2013
Christmas has come and gone, but there's still one really big present coming for the Farmington Fire Department - a new fire truck. It's not one of those little toy ones, either. By the end of January, Farmington firefighters will have a new, state-of-the-art fire engine, the first...
January 3, 2013 - 9:49am
Farmington mayor wants less talk, more action in 2013
Farmington mayor Todd Larson has a pretty simple goal for 2013. His goal is to set goals. And not just any goals, either. In 2013, Larson wants...
January 3, 2013 - 9:01am
December 28, 2012
Proposed transit tax could cost city of Farmington
A proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton's Transportation Finance Advisory Committee has Farmington officials a little concerned about the future. Farmington city administrator David McKnight is just starting to get information on a proposal by the state committee. Among the recommendations...
December 28, 2012 - 9:40am
Q and A: Larson has four years down, four to go as mayor of Farmington
Todd Larson wraps up his first term as mayor of Farmington next week, and will officially begin his second term at the Jan. 7 city council meeting....
December 28, 2012 - 9:31am
December 21, 2012
Q and A: Julie May says Farmington city council job was hard work
Farmington City Council member Julie May concluded her first council term during Monday's meeting. May chose not to run for a second term.
December 21, 2012 - 11:10am
December 20, 2012
One last bump before council sets its budget
The Farmington City Council approved its 2012 budget and levy Monday, but not without one more hiccup and some strong words of concern from mayor Todd Larson. Council members reaffirmed their support of an $8,718,968 tax levy for 2013, and approved a budget that reflects that same...
December 20, 2012 - 10:46am
December 13, 2012
Farmington City Council identifies final budget cuts
The Farmington Fire Department may not get its new chief's vehicle next year thanks to some last-minute cuts to the city of Farmington's budget. That was the consensus reached during Monday's Farmington City Council budget workshop, where council members were asked to identify $152,000...
December 13, 2012 - 10:50am
December 6, 2012
Q and A: New liquor manager sees a bright future
It's been just over a month since Blair Peterson stepped in as the new liquor operations director for the city of Farmington, and somehow, he...
December 6, 2012 - 3:52pm