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Jim Larsen is Farmington's new fire chief
The tacos that come to you
State rail plan includes passenger line that could run through Farmington
FHS students compete for a cause
Fire chief finalists meet the public
crime and courts
Girls lacrosse: New coach, new conference for Tigers
Track: Peterson prevails at River Falls
Track and field: Tigers get on the track at Mankato
Boys lacrosse: Tigers turning over roster in first season in new conference
FHS graduate Betzold has a 2.07 ERA for SMU softball
New church launches Sunday in Farmington
Your weekend: It’s opening weekend for egg hunters
Fish frys and more are on your weekend agenda
Farmington's citywide park cleanup is April 25
Friends pay tribute to Farmington graduate
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Stahlke
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Mon roy
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Olson
Rose Marie Ervasti, 87
Bruce T. Conner, 64
Lucille Korsman, 86
Helen M. Nordseth, 89
Student voices: Cool doesn’t always mean good
Nathan Hansen column: Climbing the (reinforced) ladder
Letter: Band gave student a home
Letter: Band program is valuable
Editorial: Speak up now on budget proposals
Get Out! Deals
April 17, 2009
Court budget means 'service reduction'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota senators are considering increasing court fees nearly $36 million to prevent deep budget cuts for the courts system, but a leading judge and the senator in charge of judicial spending say the budget still would be too small. "They are moving in the right direction,"...
April 17, 2009 - 7:24am
March 19, 2009
So far, so good for ambulance service transition
Six weeks after the Apple Valley-Lakeville-Farmington Ambulance service became part of the Allina Medical Transportation system, the transition seems to have been successful. Most of the ALF paramedics are now part of the Allina team, said Susan Long, director of clinical and support...
March 19, 2009 - 6:07am
January 8, 2009
Editorial: Thank you for your service
On Monday, the city of Farmington swore in two new city council members and a new mayor. Next week the District 192 School Board will add three new members of its own. These new elected officials will face a steep learning curve in the early days of their terms. There are some big...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Ambulance service likely headed to Allina
Learning the Apple Valley-Lakeville-Farmington Ambulance Service will likely be outsourced to Allina Medical Transportation brought little surprise to ALF paramedics this week. Allina has promised to retain all of the ALF paramedics, but some current ALF employees are upset by the...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Letter: Clarifying the ambulance issue
To the editor, In the Oct. 2 edition of the Farmington Independent a story entitled "Cities nearly ready to name new ambulance service" unfortunately led readers to a conclusion that decisions have been made to change ambulance service providers.
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Cities nearly ready to name new ambulance service
A change is likely in store for Farmington's ambulance service. Chances are good either Allina or North Memorial will become Farmington's new service provider after the first of the year. By the end of October, one or the other will be chosen as the replacement for the Apple Valley-Lakeville-Farmington...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
July 24, 2008
Learning to serve
A new community education program is getting Farmington youth more involved in their community this summer. Middle school students are participating in Farmington Community Education's Summer of Service program. This is first time the school district has offered it. Through two sessions,...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Ambulance service could change
The days of having the Apple Valley-Lakeville-Farmington Ambulance service as an emergency service provider may be numbered. By the end of the month, the ALF Ambulance board of directors will request proposals from other emergency service providers to take over the operations of...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 19, 2008
Plan laid out for St. Paul to Red Wing passenger rail line
Regional officials would eventually like to provide passenger rail service between Red Wing and St. Paul. The Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority paid a consultant $150,000 to analyze the possible service. Completed in January, the study was shared with Goodhue County commissioners...
June 19, 2008 - 12:00am