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Football: Methodical Mustangs pull away from Tigers
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Hart, Peterson lead cross country time trial
Football opener gets an earlier start time
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Editorial: A plan for downtown is good, but results are better
Deanna Weniger column: Anatomy of a snowbird
Editorial: Results will be worth construction pain
Guest opinion: Kline says VA hospitals must do better
Nathan Hansen column: Staring into the blackness
July 9, 2009
Mayor eyes social networks for city
Farmington mayor Todd Larson admits he might be a little old school, but he wants to change that -- for himself, and for the city. Just a few weeks after Farmington School District 192 announced it would share information on Web pages Twitter and Facebook, Larson has proposed the...
July 9, 2009 - 2:10pm
January 8, 2009
Larson gets comfortable in mayor's chair
Todd Larson had a couple of months to get used to the idea of becoming Farmington's new mayor, but he admits to being a little nervous before Monday's city council meeting. Larson spent the hours before taking his oath of office in an ice arena in Lakeville, at his daughter's hockey...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
New faces for Farmington City Council
Farmington has a new mayor-elect, and he's never even served on the Farmington City Council. That is not to say Todd Larson does not have any knowledge about how city government runs. But the longtime planning commission member has only served in an appointed position during his...
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Voter's guide: Mayoral candidates
We asked all candidates for city positions the same six questions and gave them each 900 words with which to answer. They got to use those words however they thought was best. The questions are: 1. Why are you the most qualified candidate for this city council position? 2. What...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 20, 2008
Watch the candidate forum archive
Farmington residents who couldn't make it to city hall Wednesday night can click on the attached link to hear what candidates for city and state offices had to say about the upcoming election. The Independent had a live Internet broadcast of the mayoral, city council and House District...
October 20, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Letter: Supporting David McKnight for mayor
To the editor, With the time for the election growing ever closer, the citizens of Farmington have some very important decisions facing them. One of the decisions they have to make is who they would like to be mayor of their city for the next four years. I would encourage you to...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Larson for mayor, Burke for board
To the editor, In the upcoming election, there are many important national issues, but for Farmington there are many reasons to consider who you are voting for and to make sure you know what they really stand for. I believe Todd Larson is the best choice for mayor and the best...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Two surprises highlight city council field
If the last day of filing for the Farmington City Council is any indication of how the upcoming election season will go, things certainly will be interesting. Going in to Tuesday, there were only four candidates registered for the three Farmington City Council seats open for election...
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Mayor will not seek re-election
After a decade of serving his community, mayor Kevan Soderberg has chosen not to seek re-election this fall. Instead, his future plans focus on teaching. Soderberg has accepted a instructor position at the Federal Aviation Association Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla. Though he has...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am