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March 17, 2013
Farmington Rep. Garofalo aims for smaller legislature
If Rep. Pat Garofalo gets his way, the halls at the Minnesota State Capitol will feel a lot more spacious a decade from now. Garofalo, a Republican from Farmington, introduced legislation March 7 that would cut the size of the Minnesota's legislature by more than half starting in...
March 17, 2013 - 7:29am
February 24, 2013
Rep Kline: expect budget cuts, job losses
February 24, 2013 - 11:28am
November 6, 2012
Thompson, Garofalo win reelection
Voters have chosen two familiar faces in Minnesota Senate District 58, returning incumbent Senator Dave Thompson and Rep. Pat Garofalo to the state Capitol Tuesday by convincing margins. Both Thompson and Garofalo are Republicans. Thompson, a lawyer and former talk show host from...
November 6, 2012 - 9:15pm
November 1, 2012
Voters guide: Get informed for Tuesday's election
Farmington voters have a lot of decisions to make when they go to the polls Nov. 6. There's the race for President, of course, and two much-talked-about...
November 1, 2012 - 11:33am
October 4, 2012
Online tool puts Farmington, national candidate info in one place
Want to know a little more about the candidates you'll be voting for in November? A new link on the city of Farmington's website can help. Called "My Ballot," the link is posted through the Minnesota Secretary of State's office, but it's located right on the main page of the city...
October 4, 2012 - 10:08am
August 15, 2012
City, school board races fill up
After more than a week of looking like it would be an easy decision for voters, there is finally some competition in Farmington's mayoral and city council races. Farmington resident Jerry Wear and former city council member David Pritzlaff joined incumbent mayor Todd Larson on the...
August 15, 2012 - 1:20pm
June 9, 2012
Vermillion resident will challenge Thompson in Senate race
Andrew Brobston has already been a music teacher and a software engineer. Now the Vermillion Township resident would like to be a Senator. Brobston filed June 1 to challenge incumbent Minnesota Senator Dave Thompson in District 58. The filing fills a gap that has existed since March,...
June 9, 2012 - 7:08am
May 6, 2012
Population shifts will force more elections in Dakota County; filings open May 22
Population growth and changes in Dakota County will mean more county commissioner elections this fall. At its April 24 meeting, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the redistricting plan for commissioner districts. The adoption means that six of the seven districts...
May 6, 2012 - 7:32am
May 3, 2012
Dakota County 'vote no' campaign kicks off
A grassroots effort to defeat an amendment outlawing same-sex marriage in Minnesota kicked off Sunday afternoon in Dakota County. Nearly 200 people from around the county came together to launch the Dakota County Votes No effort, the first of several such efforts that will be organized...
May 3, 2012 - 10:08am
March 30, 2012
Santorum emphasizes conservative values at Hudson rally -- videos attached
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum visited the Hudson Golf Club Friday and emphasized the need for a conservative candidate to challenge...
March 30, 2012 - 12:43pm
March 29, 2012
GOP endorses incumbents in District 58 races; DFL hopes to name candidates soon
One side of the ballot will look very familiar when Farmington residents choose their local legislators in November. The other side is still...
March 29, 2012 - 10:30am
March 15, 2012
Reps. Garofalo, Rukavina get in heated debate over taxes
Minnesota Reps. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) and Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia) got into a heated debate over tax policy during a meeting of the...
March 15, 2012 - 4:48pm
January 26, 2012
Letter: Legislation's real goal is busting unions
State Senator Dave Thompson of Lakeville posted on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week that he intends to introduce what he is calling an "Employee Freedom Bill" as an amendment to the Minnesota's Constitution. This type of legislation has been in the works across America for...
January 26, 2012 - 10:26am
Editorial: Liquor stores provide valuable funding
In the span of a week, the city of Farmington has progressed from a discussion about whether to relocate one of its liquor stores to a much bigger-picture examination of whether it should be in the liquor business in the first place. It's not clear just how long that discussion will...
January 26, 2012 - 10:26am
December 21, 2011
Thompson will not seek Senate Majority Leader position
David Thompson, the Lakeville Republican who represents Farmington in the Minnesota Senate, has announced he will not run for the Senate's currently...
December 21, 2011 - 4:07pm