Police take over fairgrounds to train for convention
Seeing police patrol cars around Farmington is nothing out of the ordinary. But when a stream of squads from Minneapolis, St. Paul and several other communities around the metro area tied up traffic around Ash Street Monday morning, well, that was just a bit unusual.
The squads were all headed to one location -- the Dakota County Fairgrounds. They were there to train to provide security for the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul.