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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
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
crime and courts
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
arts and entertainment
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN VS LOPIN
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Padilla
Washington Mutual Bank vs Johnson
Financial Freedom Senior vs Remer
TRANSports and electranics
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
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
Real Estate Showcase
March 19, 2017
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
DULUTH, Minn.—The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental...
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
November 21, 2016
Cheap gas, more travel for Thanksgiving
Fueled by the cheapest November gas prices in years, Americans are expected to travel more for Thanksgiving this year than any year since before...
November 21, 2016 - 11:12am
September 19, 2016
Shoulder season means bargains for fliers
FARGO — Cooler weather signals a halt to the summer hustle and bustle, but it's also the favorite time of year for many bargain flyers....
September 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
August 29, 2016
Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
FARGO—They're in most everyone's wallets, but the next generation of credit and debit cards aren't accepted everywhere—long after...
August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 13, 2015
Editorial: Cutting band would be a blow
There was a large crowd at Farmington’s school board meeting Monday to protest a proposal to cut the district’s fifth grade band program. It’s hard to argue with the sentiment. The district is considering the band program along with middle school sports and several other cuts...
March 13, 2015 - 1:08pm
October 22, 2010
He's bringing his business back home
After eight years, Grant Beyl is bringing his business back to Farmington On Oct. 1 Beyl opened a Thrivent Financial office in the Tamarack...
October 22, 2010 - 7:22am
October 14, 2010
Still no answer on city's budget cuts
Farmington City Council members did not make much progress Monday in figuring out where to trim more money from the city's final 2011 levy and budget, but for the most part, they apologized for pushing too hard. Nearing the end of a 2 1/2 hour workshop Monday, council member Christy...
October 14, 2010 - 10:15am
October 8, 2010
Council will continue budget talks Monday
As the Farmington City Council continues to hammer out details for the 2011 city budget, they plan to tackle two big topics Monday night. At a 6 p.m. budget workshop, council members will continue discussions regarding franchise fees and potential staff cuts. The issue of franchise...
October 8, 2010 - 4:31pm
October 7, 2010
City's budget cuts still up in the air
A decision about whether to cut one or two city staff positions will have to wait. Farmington City Council members need a little more time to weigh the pros and cons. Up for discussion are two positions that would save the city close to $200,000 if they were both eliminated - the...
October 7, 2010 - 9:55am
September 30, 2010
Editorial: Proposed job cuts would cause problems
The city of Farmington is in a difficult position with regards to its budget. Thanks to a number of factors, many of which are beyond the city's control, city council members find themselves looking for ways to cut costs. Earlier this week, those discussions turned in earnest to...
September 30, 2010 - 11:13am
School taxes likely will fall
A reduction in property values around the Farmington School District should mean lower taxes next year for district residents. The District 192 School Board on Monday approved a preliminary tax levy of $19,632,920. That's down from $20,902,219 million last year. According to finance...
September 30, 2010 - 10:56am
City's budget cuts could eliminate two jobs
Two city of Farmington employees may be looking for new jobs if the Farmington City Council decides to cut their positions next Monday. During a 2011 budget workshop Monday, council members identified two staff positions they feel could be eliminated in order to save city programs...
September 30, 2010 - 10:55am
Decade-old decision puts EDA in debt
Farmington's economic development authority learned Monday it is more or less broke because of tax increment financing decisions made more than a decade ago. EDA members got a crash course this week in TIF issues. A popular funding tool to woo businesses to a community in the 1990s,...
September 30, 2010 - 10:54am
September 23, 2010
Council delays decision on franchise fees
Additional franchise fees tacked on to monthly electric and gas bills could generate about $400,000 in additional funds for the city of Farmington, but not all council members are sold on the idea just yet. After a discussion that lasted nearly an hour, Farmington City Council members...
September 23, 2010 - 9:26am
September 16, 2010
City still looking for cuts
Now the hard part begins. With an $8.59 million preliminary levy set for 2011, the Farmington City Council must now start to figure out when and how that money will be spent. Or, for that matter, if even more of that money can be trimmed from the upcoming year's city budget. Council...
September 16, 2010 - 10:22am