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Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Dakota Electric annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27
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Egg hunt focus of FBA's Easter event
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Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
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Steffes, Sprang are Athena Award nominees
Girls basketball: Tigers take out Owatonna, fall to North in semifinals
Lerew Kaas achieves Eagle Scout
Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank
Master Recycler/Composter classes begin March 14
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
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February 14, 2014
Good budget news for District 192
Carl Colmark got to use an unfamiliar word this week as he kicked off the Farmington School District’s annual budget planning process: Surplus. According to current projections, the district will have $61,573,286 in revenues in its 2014-15 budget year and $61,378,764 in expenditures,...
February 14, 2014 - 7:26am
February 13, 2014
Community group hopes to branch out in south metro
It’s kind of hard to build a treehouse without a tree. So Grant Beyl is hoping to get some help planting that tree. In this particular case, the “tree” is a group of people who will contribute time, energy and money to an organization called TreeHouse. TreeHouse is an outreach...
February 13, 2014 - 3:03pm
Farmington section of Pilot Knob will grow in 2015
Though it’s still unclear whether a roundabout or a traffic signal will be installed at Pilot Knob Road and 195th Street in 2015, one thing is certain — a portion of Pilot Knob Road will need to be widened to four lanes. That was the message Farmington city engineer Kevin Schorzman...
February 13, 2014 - 2:53pm
New school gets Farmington board support
The Farmington School District is ready to take the next step toward opening a new kind of school next fall. School board members voted 5-1 Monday to approve the outline of the plan and give district administrators the go-ahead to continue work on the new school. Julie Singewald...
February 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
February 10, 2014
Farmington police report: January 24-30
January 24 Receiving stolen property, 600 block of First St. Property damage accident, 212th Street West and Pilot Knob Road Personal injury accident, 212th Street West and Flagstaff Avenue Larceny, from auto, 10 block of Eighth St. January 25 Property damage accident, 18200...
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February 10, 2014 - 7:54am
February 8, 2014
Farmington schools collect food in February
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chartwell’s Dining Service is teaming up with the Farmington Food Shelf to collect non-perishable food items and personal care items. Collection dates are Feb. 3 through Feb. 14. There are collection boxes at all Farmington schools. There is a particular...
February 8, 2014 - 7:06am
February 7, 2014
Fitness and learning are focus of parenting seminar in Farmington
There is, it seems, a direct correlation between students who are physically active and those who get good grades in school. Need proof? Just ask Meadowview Elementary School teacher Joe McCarthy or North Trail Elementary School teacher Jack Olwell. The two physical education instructors...
February 7, 2014 - 7:52am
Rescheduled Farmington High School jazz concert is Monday
Last week’s subzero temperatures didn’t just mean classes were cancelled in Farmington schools. In the case of Monday, Jan. 27, a number of evening activities were cancelled, as well. One of those activities was the Farmington High School jazz band concert, which has been rescheduled...
February 7, 2014 - 7:04am
February 6, 2014
Farmington dismisses city planner
After 17 years with the city of Farmington, city planner Lee Smick has been fired. Farmington city council members approved city administrator David McKnight’s recommendation to dismiss Smick during Monday’s city council meeting. The item was placed on the city’s consent agenda. Smick...
February 6, 2014 - 12:50pm
Doing a good deed costs Farmington pizza delivery driver $140
A pizza delivery driver was just trying to do a nice thing, but wound up having $140 stolen from his car in the process. The theft happened in the late evening hours of Jan. 24 when, according to Farmington police detective sergeant Lee Hollatz, a couple at Carbone’s was too intoxicated...
News/crime and courts
February 6, 2014 - 12:47pm
Power line nears completion in Dakota County
Construction of a new powerline project through the southern townships of Dakota County is nearing its completion. The 345 kilovolt transmission...
February 6, 2014 - 12:41pm
January 30, 2014
Farmington teachers get new contract
The Farmington School District and its teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract a little more than six months after the old contract expired. The new deal will pay teachers an additional 4.75 percent over the two-year period, with a small increase to the salary schedule...
January 30, 2014 - 1:27pm
Schools cope with lost days
When he was superintendent in the rural Sleepy Eye School District, there was one winter Jay Haugen canceled classes for all or part of 24 days....
January 30, 2014 - 1:24pm
January 26, 2014
Farmington schools will be closed again Tuesday
The Farmington School District will add one more day to its growing list of cold-related school closures. The district announced on its web page Monday afternoon that it would close schools Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to "extreme cold weather conditions." Farmington Community Education...
January 26, 2014 - 3:15pm
January 16, 2014
Farmington police report: January 3-9
January 3 Property damage accident, 212th Street West and Flagstaff Avenue Drugs, possess/sale, small amount of marijuana, 20600 block of Flagstaff Ave. Civil matter, 19500 Municipal Dr. Domestic assault, 600 Oak St. Larceny, 1000 block of Eight St. Medical crisis, address not...
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January 16, 2014 - 2:44pm