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Solar panel project in the works in Farmington

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARMINGTON — A Farmington intersection may soon look different if a proposed project is approved next week by the City Council. 

Great River Energy, which provides energy for Dakota Electric Association, is proposing to build a 60-panel sol…continue reading on

Deputies seek help naming suspects in Peine Plumbing burglary

June 25, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

The Dakota County Sheriff’s office is looking for some help identifying two individuals suspected of breaking into Peine Plumbing in Empire Township last week. Continue Reading

Looking back: Thief found horses could not outrun automobiles back in 1913

June 18, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

A storage building on the University of Minnesota property in Rosemount was destroyed by fire in 1963. See what else happened in the area’s history by reading Looking Back. Continue Reading

Farmington police report: May 31-June 4

June 17, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington police took reports of property damage, thefts last week. Continue Reading

New laptops may open opportunities for teachers

June 16, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Last summer, teachers in the Farmington School District got new iPads to use in the classroom. This summer, several of those teachers will get new computers the Farmington School Board hopes will make the tablets even more effective. Continue Reading

Farmington moves forward on new housing code

June 15, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Paint sometimes chips. Shingles fall off. It happens, and that’s OK with Farmington city officials. But what isn’t OK is a home exterior that has become an eyesore. Continue Reading

Dew Days is under way

June 14, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

A few events took place earlier in the week, but Dew Days got under way in earnest Friday with vendors lining downtown streets and events taking place throughout the day. Check out our photos of the action so far. Continue Reading

‘Cookie scam’ hits at least two homes

June 14, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington police are looking for help in locating a teenager who apparently scammed local residents by claiming to raise money for a school fundraiser. Continue Reading

Farmington woman greeted her son with the flag he flew over his base in Kuwait

June 14, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

On June 3, Nan Perry, a resident of Farmington, went to pick her son, Sam, up from the airport. Sam, a satellite communications specialist, had just completed a one year tour in Kuwait, and she wanted to welcome him home in a special way. Continue Reading

Farmington Dew Days returns this week

June 13, 2013 in The Farmington Independent

Farmington Dew Days chairperson Darla Donnelly knows that saying the 2013 celebration will have “something for everyone” might be cliché. But she’ll say it anyway.
“There really is something for everyone,” Donnelly said last week. “We have a lot of family events, a lot of longtime favorites are coming back and we’re trying a few new things, too.” Continue Reading