There’s a lot less of Linda Karline than there used to be, and she gives a lot of the credit to two years of weekly meetings with a group of friends.
Karline is the current leader of the Farmington chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, a group that meets every Wednesday at Celts in Farmington to weigh in, talk about nutrition and provide the kind of motivation each of them needs to keep eating right and keep the pounds coming off.
For more than 20 years Farmington’s Ramble and Amble has been a successful fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. But the Ramble is about to become a Relay.
Later this month the American Cancer Society will hold its first Farmington Relay for Life.
A Hampton father and son, Thomas Herbert Eilen, 56, and Jonathan Peter Eilen, 24, have each been charged with obstructing legal process in connection with their actions at a fire May 23 on their Hampton property. Thomas Eilen has also been charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly struck a Dakota County deputy.
Hampton made international news in November of 2008 when the city elected Paye Flomo as its new mayor.
Flomo is the first native Liberian to be elected to a government office in the U.S., and some have suggested he’s the first African-born American to be elected, he said.
A fire the evening of April 16 damaged a home at 5311 Upper 182nd St.
A homeowner there who asked that her name not be used said she was watching TV in the basement when she smelled smoke shortly after 6 p.m. She grabbed her two cats and got out. A neighbor called 911.
Neither Anne Pfeifer, 15, nor Luca Hartmann, 16, had ever taken a multiple choice test in their lives, up until a couple of weeks ago.
In their homeland, Germany, multiple choice tests aren’t an option.
The two high school students are on a monthlong exchange program through The Friendship Connection Inc. They arrived in Minnesota March 18, and were scheduled to leave Wednesday.
Former Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson has been selected sheriff
again, this time in Steele County.
At a special Steele County Board of Commissioners meeting Friday
afternoon, the commissioners authorized county coordinator Dave
Severson to begin contract negotiations with Gudmunson, who retired as
Dakota County Sheriff at the end of February.
Organizers of the annual city celebration have heard the pleas of the many loud and clear: Bring Dew Days back downtown.
And so, they have.
Plans for the 2010 Dew Days celebration are in full swing, and much of the activity being planned is going to be held right in downtown Farmington, like it was for so many years.
As Christians throughout the world observe the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this week, the congregation of St. Mathias Catholic Church in Hampton will welcome the news in a now almost renovated church.
Miss Farmington pageant organizers are looking for a few good young women.
So far, six teens have registered to compete for the annual Miss Farmington crown, but pageant organizer Cindy Muller would like to see a few more applications before the deadline.
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