A garden can be a wonderful thing. It is a way to get outside, to connect with the Earth, to bring more healthful foods into your day-to-day diet.
It can also be much more than that, a fact that is becoming clearer all the time in Farmington and Rosemount.
Food drives don’t get much easier than the one that will take place this weekend in Farmington, Rosemount and cities all across the country. Depending on where your mailbox is, you might not even have to leave your house.
There was some concern in recent weeks about what our extended winter weather might mean for Farmington’s annual park and pond cleanup event. Would people sign up, knowing it was possible the trash they were meant to collect would be buried under snowdrifts? Would everyone need to bring their own shovel?
The Farmington City Council approved a new set of goals Monday night. That’s a good thing. A city should have a plan for where it wants to go in the coming years.
Listed among those goals is a desire to maintain good communication with residents. That is also good, but it doesn’t necessarily fit with the way council members developed their goals.
There is more to school than what goes on in the classroom. Turning out good students takes more than pencils and books. Students learn lessons every day that will never show up on a standardized test.
Farmington got a lot of attention last week thanks to the actions of one high school hockey player.
The reaction is not a big surprise. The video of Austin Krause’s abrupt departure from the ice Feb. 12 was striking, and for many it played neatly into an ongoing narrative about What’s Wrong With Kids Today.
Innovation has been a big word since Jay Haugen took over as superintendent in the Farmington School District. Haugen talked early and often about the need to look at new ways of teaching students and -- maybe more important -- of helping them learn on their own.
Dakota County’s prescription-drug disposal program is coming to Farmington, and that’s a good thing.
Home medicine cabinets have gotten increasing scrutiny in recent years as sources for recreational drugs. Kids take unused drugs from their parents. Adults steal from adults.
School security has been on a lot of parents’ minds since the shooting last month in Newtown, Conn. It makes sense. While schools are still among the safest places a child can be, a high-profile incident like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School is sure to make an impact.
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