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Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Farmington clean up days: Dump the old dryer, but not in the pond
crime and courts
Girls track preview: Talented trio to lead Tigers
Boys track preview: New faces fill Farmington roster
Baseball preview: Veterans looking to lead bounce-back season
Softball preview: Pitcher-catcher combo provides valuable experience for Tigers
A helping hand for ducks
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
Moon Glow lights up the night
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Letter: Budget is against the best interests of Minnesota
Letter: Trouble at Lake Julia park is bad for neighbors
Pat Rupp: Comparing the movie-going experience, then and now
Pat Rupp: New rule changes in golf still not enough
Joe Atkins: Good people are Dakota County's secret to success
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June 3, 2011
Q and A: New Senator Dave Thompson has had a good first session
There's been no shortage of activity in Dave Thompson's first year as a Minnesota Senator, and he's not done yet. Thompson, a Lakeville resident...
June 3, 2011 - 7:06am
February 24, 2011
Farmington firefighters' pension fund is improving
After a couple years of financial ups and downs, the Farmington Fire Department Relief Association's pension plan might finally see some relief of its own. It's been a rocky couple of years for just about everyone who carries investments. A stock market crash left investors hurting....
February 24, 2011 - 4:21am
February 18, 2011
City council nears a decision on franchise fees
Any way they look at it, the Farmington City Council has realized they need to turn to residents to help keep the city's roads in shape. Farmington needs residents to help pay for the seal coating process that maintains city streets. Of that, there seems to be little question. But...
February 18, 2011 - 7:27am
February 17, 2011
Township takes a resident to court over scrapyard
Castle Rock Township is going to court with one of its residents over an unlicensed scrapyard that sprung up last year and has drawn numerous complaints from neighbors. The township started getting complaints in July of last year about the property on Biscayne Avenue. According to...
February 17, 2011 - 9:12am
February 15, 2011
Governor Mark Dayton releases proposed budget
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education spending in a budget proposal he released this morning. The Democrat's total budget plan for the next two years would be $37 billion,...
February 15, 2011 - 11:42am
February 4, 2011
City's franchise fee discussion continues
The idea of implementing franchise fees to pay for the city's annual seal coating projects has been put on the back burner, but Farmington City Council members haven't turned off the heat. Council members have considered the concept of franchise fees since it was introduced last...
February 4, 2011 - 10:19am
February 3, 2011
Planned city hall registrar's office is progressing
Before too long, Farmington residents will be able to get driver's licenses renewed right in their own downtown. Gone will be the days of driving to Lakeville or Apple Valley to get new license tabs for vehicles. Picking up a fishing or hunting license will be easier, too. As it...
February 3, 2011 - 9:47am
January 18, 2011
Q and A: Ready for life on the other side
This time last year, Tera Lee was happy serving as a regular volunteer at Farmington Elementary School. But concern about student-teacher ratios...
January 18, 2011 - 7:46am
January 17, 2011
Ballots are set for township elections
It's that time of year again, when township residents start to think about who they want to represent them on their local board of supervisors. Elections for township officials will be held Tuesday, March 8. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Castle Rock In Castle Rock,...
January 17, 2011 - 3:48pm
Commissions play a valuable role in city government
Not everyone who puts in the time for the city of Farmington gets to be in the spotlight. There are no fewer than 20 Farmington residents who have faithfully given their time to making the city of Farmington a better place to be.
January 17, 2011 - 7:52am
January 14, 2011
Superintendent meets some goals, not all
Farmington School District superintendent Brad Meeks did not meet all of the goals the school board set for him last year, but he met enough to earn most of his performance-based bonus. On Monday, school board member Julie McKnight read a summary of Meeks' performance evaluation....
January 14, 2011 - 3:54pm
School board members agree to take a salary cut
Tim Burke is getting the pay cut he asked for two years ago. Board members voted 4-2 Monday to cut the salaries paid to school board members. The move cuts the board chair's salary from $5,250 to $4,500 and board members' salaries from $4,200 to $3,600.
January 14, 2011 - 3:53pm
Agenda for Jan. 18 city council meeting
Due to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, Jan. 17, the Farmington City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at Farmington City Hall. The agenda is as follows: 1. Call to order, 7 p.m. Swearing-In Ceremony for Christy Jo Fogarty 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3....
January 14, 2011 - 11:42am
January 13, 2011
Editorial: Don't revisit investigation report
Last week in this space we lamented that the Farmington School District received little of tangible value with its investigation of board member Tim Burke. The board censured Burke for his behavior, passed the information on the the county attorney and hoped Burke would change his...
January 13, 2011 - 9:09am
New school board gets down to business
The newest members of the Farmington School Board took on some of its most important roles at the first meeting of the new year. Tera Lee, who was the top finisher in the Nov. 2 election, was elected chair at Monday night's meeting. Brian Treakle, who finished second, was elected...
January 13, 2011 - 9:06am