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Church of the Advent celebrating 145th anniversary
Larson charged in jewelry store theft
City prepping voters for November facilities referendum
McGlauchlen performs at regional drum competition
Building permits on the rise in Farmington
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Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
VFW baseball: Streak at 13 heading into sub-districts
Hogan wins senior amateur
A week of walk-off wins
Olwell steps away from boys tennis after 37 years
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
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Colleen M. Marschall, 86
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Melanie Kaiser, 52
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Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
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Editorial: Ambassadors will make Farmington proud
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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
August 26, 2010
Budget challenges will mean cuts for city
Cuts to the city of Farmington's budget are on the way, and those cuts likely mean someone will lose his or her job. During a Monday budget workshop, Farmington City Council members directed city administrator Peter Herlofsky and finance director Teresa Walters to find up to $500,000...
August 26, 2010 - 10:56am
February 24, 2009
Pawlenty ready to take any federal money
ST. PAUL -- The Pawlenty administration plans to spend all federal economic stimulus money that it can get its hands on - estimated at $4 billion. That announcement on Monday came weeks after Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized the package and hinted he would reject federal funds. "We...
February 24, 2009 - 7:40am