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Garofalo proposes even-year school referendums

Claims districts intentionally exploit lower voter turnout by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers State Rep. Patrick Garofalo, House Education Finance Committee chair, unveiled legislation Wednesday that would ban school districts from holding levy referendums when there isn’t a general election. The … Continue reading

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Farmington’s Fogarty considering County Board

Fogarty to announce decision within a week or two by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington City Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty confirmed rumors that she is considering running for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners in 2012. She expects to … Continue reading

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Garofalo plans to seek a fifth term at the Minnesota House

Drops consideration of running for Dakota County Board by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, said he will seek a fifth term in the Minnesota House and will not run for Dakota County commissioner in 2012. Garofalo had announced … Continue reading

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Garofalo considers running for Harris’ seat as Dakota County commissioner

Garofalo expects to announce his decision in early 2012 by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Minnesota State Rep. Patrick Garofalo  (R-Farmington) said Tuesday he is considering running for Joe Harris’ open seat as Dakota County commissioner in 2012. Harris, who was … Continue reading

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Farmington closes license center after state denial

State says city’s subcontracting of services is illegal by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers Farmington’s week-old deputy registrar’s office closed at 2:30 p.m. March 8 because the state denied approval for the office to issue motor vehicle licenses and services. Since … Continue reading

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Local legislators talk about session to Lakeville chamber

Budget is biggest topic of 2010 state legislative session by Derrick Williams Thisweek Newspapers Missed opportunity. Disappointing. It could have been worse. Such were the messages from local elected leaders following the 2010 state legislative session that wrapped up May … Continue reading

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