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July 1, 2010
Churches will team up for July 4 outdoor service
Two Farmington churches will come together under the summer sun on Sunday morning. One will stick around outside for the rest of the summer. Light of the World Lutheran Church pastor Deb Stehlin said the idea to join Farmington Lutheran Church for a Fourth of July grew out of casual...
July 1, 2010 - 1:48pm
Farmington man is tops behind the wheel
Farmington resident David "Chuck" Palmer came out on top of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority's seventh annual Bus Roadeo earlier this month. Drivers from both the Burnsville and Eagan bus garages operated by Schmitty & Sons Transit Services took written and driving tests covering...
July 1, 2010 - 1:25pm
Just a few steps left in FHS grad's walk to Miami
Editor's note: Jordan Dibb left Minneapolis March 27 with plans to walk 1,800 miles to Miami to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. He expects to finish his walk July 4 but last weekend he checked in with us one last time from the road With about a week left my emotions are...
July 1, 2010 - 1:24pm
Farmer's market is back with greens to go
Farmington's downtown farmer's market made its summer return last Thursday, much to the delight of residents looking for fresh vegetables and...
July 1, 2010 - 11:41am
Making better friends, building better bodies
There's a lot less of Linda Karline than there used to be, and she gives a lot of the credit to two years of weekly meetings with a group of...
July 1, 2010 - 11:40am
Cancer society fund raiser grows from Ramble to Relay
For more than 20 years Farmington's Ramble and Amble has been a successful fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. But the Ramble is about to become a Relay. Later this month the American Cancer Society will hold its first Farmington Relay for Life. The Ramble and Amble, which...
July 1, 2010 - 11:37am
After a delay, budget gets OK
In the end, District 192 School Board members offered thanks but no changes to parents who had raised concerns about projected class sizes. The school board voted 5-1 Monday to approve a preliminary budget unchanged from the one they were set to vote on in May.
July 1, 2010 - 11:36am
June 29, 2010
County will pay more for auto insurance
As of July 1, Dakota County will have a new commercial automobile insurance company: Travelers Insurance. The current insurance carrier, One Beacon Insurance, already had already notice of non-renewal prior to expiration of the current policy. The nonrenewal was based on an unfavorable...
June 29, 2010 - 8:17am
June 28, 2010
Schools are not associated with door-to-door book sales
The Farmington School District is not trying to sell you any books. According to the district there have been reports recently of of college-age students going door-to-door in Farmington neighborhoods suggesting a list of books they claim are recommended by Farmington teachers....
June 28, 2010 - 4:20pm
County will spend $2.7 million to preserve land
The fifth project application round for the Farmland and Natural Areas Program moved closer to completion this week. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the spending of $2,798,938 of FNAP funds to acquire permanent easements on 12 properties....
June 28, 2010 - 10:16am
June 26, 2010
Growth has slowed in Dakota County
The 2010 Community Indicators Report shows that while the county growth continues to be slow, Dakota County remains the state's third-most populated county. There are more than 390,000 people living in Dakota County. Representatives of the Dakota County Office of Planning and Analysis,...
June 26, 2010 - 8:15am
June 24, 2010
As fire burned, tempers flared
A Hampton father and son, Thomas Herbert Eilen, 56, and Jonathan Peter Eilen, 24, have each been charged with obstructing legal process in connection...
crime and courts/News
June 24, 2010 - 10:13am
City will pay $21,000 to Exchange Bank developers
It took the owners of the Exchange Bank building nearly a decade to fulfill their end of a purchase agreement with the city of Farmington, but it's the city that has to pay up in the end. Farmington city council members voted 4-1 Monday to approve a settlement agreement between...
June 24, 2010 - 9:53am
Several road projects identified around new high school
After one year of student drivers taking a new route to school, the city of Farmington now has a better idea of what kinds of new traffic patterns have to be dealt with in future years. On Monday, Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman reviewed the projects he intends to ask Dakota...
June 24, 2010 - 9:53am
Delay did not bring change for budget
One month later, not much has changed in the Farmington School District's preliminary budget, and that has some parents disappointed. A group of Farmington parents felt like they had won a victory May 24 when they convinced the District 192 School Board to delay a decision on a preliminary...
June 24, 2010 - 9:52am