Government

North Creek trail would connect Farmington with south metro The city of Farmington is applying for a federal grant for a paved trail that would eventually connect downtown Farmington with nearly every city in the Twin Cities area. The proposed trail connects Lebanon Hills Regional Park with downtown Farmington as part of the North Creek […]

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State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, has been named chairman of the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, appointed by House Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt after Republicans regained control of the Legislature following the 2014 election. Garofalo previously served as the GOP lead on the Energy Policy Committee during the 2013-2014 session. “I look […]

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As party gains control, Garofalo focused on energy, jobs policy After five terms state Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says he’s calmed down a bit. With the Minnesota House majority changing hands several times, he said entering his sixth term there more of a focus on agreement as opposed to fighting. How easy that will be […]

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Kealey a holdout as budget, levy near approval Burnsville’s proposed city tax levy for 2015 is slightly lower than it was a month ago, but not low enough to garner unanimous City Council support. At a Nov. 10 work session, three council members defended a proposed 4 percent increase. City staffers shaved the proposed hike from the […]

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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reflects on his eight years in office Election Day in 2014 was a day of proud remembrances for Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who monitored his last Minnesota election as secretary of state. He chose not to seek re-election in 2014. It was bittersweet for the two-term official, bitter […]

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They allege defamation and poor working conditions compelled them to resign Two former employees of DARTS Inc. filed on Nov. 4 a lawsuit against the West St. Paul nonprofit, alleging defamation and that management decisions created such a poor work environment that both of them resigned. Kevin J. Raun and Robert Loeffler filed the lawsuit […]

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