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Police seeking information on Farmington armed robbery
Rosemount rolls out innovative public engagement system
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Report: Justin Morneau set to retire, rejoin Twins as special assistant
Farmington girls' basketball goes 1-2 at St. Olaf
Farmington girls' hockey wins own Louis-Schmitz Holiday Classic
Tigers boys' basketball wins Hastings Holiday Tournament
Farmington gymnastics off to quick start to season
Community celebrates Patriotic Day
Tough talk out in the open: Authors in Farmington share stories of living in Minnesota as minorities
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
Farmington auto repair shop doubles as art gallery
Plenty to see and spray: Farmington Fire Department holds open house
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April 20, 2014
Districts ready to meet new bullying rules
Governor Mark Dayton signed legislation last week meant to eliminate bullying in Minnesota schools, but big changes are not likely locally. The new legislation, formally known as the Safe and Supportive MN Schools Act, requires schools to record and investigate cases of bullying...
April 20, 2014 - 7:33am
April 18, 2014
Full speed ahead for Farmington's new school
Farmington’s proposed new school of choice took perhaps its biggest step toward reality this week, earning official approval from school board members. Board members voted 4-2 to approve the school, which has been promoted as the purest realization of the district’s strategic...
April 18, 2014 - 12:22pm
April 6, 2014
Farmington Community Expo earns award
Farmington Community Education was recently presented with a Minnesota Community Education Association2013 Outstanding Project award for the popular Farmington Community Expo event that is held each January in Farmington. Erin Mayberry, MCEA Region 5 representative on the MCEA Board...
April 6, 2014 - 7:20am
March 27, 2014
District 192 happy with interest in new school
With a week to go before its first registration deadline, Farmington’s newest school is starting to fill up. As of Tuesday afternoon, the district had received 77 applications for the still-developing school. It will enroll as many as 120.
March 27, 2014 - 11:34am
March 16, 2014
Farmington school district settles with former employee
The Farmington School District will pay $5,000 to former buildings and grounds supervisor Mark Stoffel and another $9,000 in attorney’s fees as part of a settlement approved Monday. The district eliminated the buildings and grounds supervisor position last year as part of cost-saving...
March 16, 2014 - 7:07am
March 14, 2014
Second-hand fashion gets a new life at FHS
Done a little spring cleaning and don’t know what to do with all the old Tiger sweatshirts or outgrown Tiger sweatpants? Farmington High School teacher Heidi Revels will take them. Starting this spring, Revels and her students will set up a second-hand store in FHS, with the goal...
March 14, 2014 - 7:47am
March 6, 2014
Lund is Farmington's Teacher of the Year
Farmington High School teacher Brenda Lund knows she’s got it pretty good, since she teaches advanced placement psychology classes. But this...
March 6, 2014 - 10:46am
February 28, 2014
FHS looks at an end to class ranks
Six months after a proposal to eliminate class rank reporting at Farmington High School drew complaints from parents and students, class rank appears once again to be on its way out the door. On Monday, FHS principal Ben Kusch presented the Farmington School Board with a plan to...
February 28, 2014 - 7:51am
February 27, 2014
Mixed marks for Farmington's flexible learning days
Farmington’s first digital learning day wasn’t without its bumps and false starts. But the stay-at-home make-up day on President’s Day went well enough that snow days filled with game shows and video games are likely a thing of the past in the district. From now on, superintendent...
February 27, 2014 - 12:41pm
February 14, 2014
BMS releases second quarter honor rolls
The second quarter honor roll for Boeckman Middle School has been released.
February 14, 2014 - 7:28am
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
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.
February 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
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
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