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Looking back: Plans for a farm supply store in Farmington were announced in ‘64

50 years ago

From the April 2, 1964

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

MacPhee-Lange in Farmington, to hold open house, Sunday

The MacPhee-Lange Funeral Home, Farmington, in advertisements in this week’s Tribune, extends an invitation to everyone to visit the newly-redecorated facilities of the home....

Jerry Lange, a newcomer to Farmington, and a mortician at the home, will be there to welcome visitors.

Farm-Hardware store to open in Town’s Edge

A farm supply and hardware store, which yet has no name, will open about May 1, at Town’s Edge Shopping Center, Farmington, is was announced Monday by Harold Nelson, owner and operator.

The 40x60 store exterior has already been completed. Nelson said the fixtures will arrive about April 8, and the actual set-up will begin April 15.

The store will feature Inter-State Products, which has headquarters in Bloomington. This is the 23rd store Inter-State has opened since Dec. 1. Both the main floor and the basement will contain display merchandise.

The line will include paint, tools and all kinds of hardware, a biological department containing sprays, etc.; and many other departments.

The building is owned by Town’s Edge Center, and is the 15th business to be opened there.

75 years ago

From the April 7, 1939

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune 

Recreation parlor changes hands

The recreation parlor operated for sometime by the Conway brothers has been purchased by Fred McAndrew who is making some improvements and plans to open Saturday. The place will be known as The Men’s Club. The man in charge of the place has not yet been selected.

School program much enjoyed

Quite a few from the community and the entire school enjoyed a musical program at the Farmington High School auditorium last Friday afternoon....

Carolyn Haugh played a coronet solo, Warren Kadas played a bass solo and Donald Reschke played a bassoon solo, all of the numbers were memorized and done in very capable style.

Misses Mary Martin, Louise Denzer and Deloris McConaghie, who sang two trios were much enjoyed.

The directors, Kenneth Springen and Muriel Theurer are to be congratulated: also Miss Theurer and Jean Ann Feely as accompanists, added to this program. 

100 years ago

From the April 3, 1914

edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Post office changes masters

Tuesday evening H.H. Judson laid down the official harness as postmaster of Farmington and Wednesday morning found a new man at the window handing out mail. Almost 30 years ago Mr. Judson took oath that he would perform the duties of postmaster to the best of his ability and these years have proved that he was true to his word and that no one could have done the work better. He has made a good official and leaves the office taking with him the well wishes of many friends. G.F. Akin, the newly-appointed postmaster, is taking hold of the duties with all the grace and ease of an old hand and the work will go on without a ripple in the postal affairs. Charley Akin will act as deputy.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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