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Most school construction projects will continue through October
The Rambling River, Part 1: The Vermillion River has supported local communities for over a century
Northern's annual system shutdown test Friday morning
Open houses coming up for area schools
Party time at The Cakery
crime and courts
Boys cross country preview: Young and dedicated runners return to lead Tigers
Girls soccer preview: Offense ready to roll
Tiger Stadium will be ready for Farmington football opener next Friday
Girls cross country preview: Tigers after another trip to state meet
Football preview: Tigers bring experience to Fischer’s second year
Plenty of Prince-spiration
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
Dakota Electric helps with environmental efforts
Pet of the Week: Quite a pair
Dakota City pizza night is Friday
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Komarnytskyi
City of Farmington Public Hearing - Gossips Bar & Grill 9/6/16
ORDINANCE NO. 325
Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation vs Lacore
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Deanna Weniger: Law and order
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Real Estate Showcase
June 12, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Ad nauseam
Social media, the whipping boy of any generation born before Facebook, definitely has its faults. Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, virtual scamming, not to mention getting poked or having a virtual snowball thrown at you. However, this crazy social experiment hasn’t been all bad....
June 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
March 17, 2016
Pitcher gets Senate endorsement
It took five ballots and a whole lot of discussion, but Farmington City Council member Tim Pitcher emerged from a field of four hopefuls Saturday...
March 17, 2016 - 6:14am
March 10, 2016
Big crowds attend local caucuses
Crowded but under control seems to be the story of last week’s caucuses in Senate District 58. Democrats and Republicans in the district both saw turnout well above normal last week, but district chairs for both parties said they had prepared for the rush. While there were reports...
March 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
January 14, 2016
Sauser signs on for Senate run
Farmington School Board member Melissa Sauser has set her sights on the Minnesota Senate. She announced Tuesday that she has filed to run for...
January 14, 2016 - 6:14am
December 31, 2015
Tim Pitcher joins Presidential candidate Cruz's Minnesota leadership team
Farmington City Council member Tim Pitcher has been selected as a member of Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s leadership team in Minnesota....
December 31, 2015 - 2:07pm
December 10, 2015
Residents call for council member's resignation
Two residents called for the resignation of council member Jason Bartholomay at Monday’s Farmington City Council meeting, calling actions that led to an Oct. 26 citation for impersonating a police officer “unethical” and “embarrassing.” Bartholomay was cited for impersonating...
December 10, 2015 - 6:14am
December 5, 2015
Letter: Bartholomay should leave council
To the editor, To all of the residents of Farmington, I am asking you to exercise your right as a citizen to ask for the resignation of council member Jason Bartholomay. Due to the recent events that have occurred, it would be in all of our best interest to have a member of the council...
December 5, 2015 - 6:14am
September 24, 2015
Lakeville mayor Little will run for Senate in District 58
Matt Little’s attempts to win elected office date back to his fifth grade year at Parkview Elementary School. He wanted to be class president,...
September 24, 2015 - 9:38am
November 6, 2014
Minnesota: Incumbents win big in House races
From the very beginning it was a night for the incumbents in a pair of local Minnesota House races. GOP incumbents Anna Wills in District 57B and Pat Garofalo in District 58B led from the beginning Tuesday and wound up with convincing wins over their DFL challengers. According to...
November 6, 2014 - 10:24am
Dakota County: Voters return Slavik to county board
By about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Mike Slavik was pretty confident he would be re-elected to a four-year term on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The feeling he had Wednesday morning was the same. “I feel very, very honored,” Slavik said. “And I am appreciative of all who...
November 6, 2014 - 10:08am
October 23, 2014
Q and A with Dakota County Sheriff candidates
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there are elections for city council in Rosemount and Dakota County Sheriff. To help voters make an informed decision, we asked the candidates some questions and...
October 23, 2014 - 3:03pm
Q and A with US House District 2 candidates
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters have some choices to make. To help voters make an informed decision, we asked the candidates some questions and gave them a total of 800 words to answer, distributed however they chose. This week we will run responses from...
October 23, 2014 - 3:02pm
October 16, 2014
Independent Town Pages election guide: Farmington School Board
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters in Farmington and Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there are elections for city council and school board in Farmington and for city council in Rosemount. To help voters make an informed decision,...
October 16, 2014 - 7:44pm
Independent Town Pages election guide: Farmington City Council
Nov. 4 is right around the corner, and voters in Farmington and Rosemount have some choices to make. In addition to statewide politics, there...
October 16, 2014 - 2:59pm
August 14, 2014
Slavik, Henry advance in county race
Voters in Dakota County narrowed the District 1 county commissioner race to two candidates on Tuesday in the primary election. Incumbent Mike Slavik of Hastings advanced, as did Farmington's Mark Henry. Slavik received 1,940 votes, Henry 640 and Farmington City Council member Terry...
August 14, 2014 - 12:40pm