Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.
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State Sen. Dan Schoen is being pressured to resign from the Minnesota Legislature following a published report alleging he sexually harassed multiple women in politics. The women, including a fellow DFL lawmaker, shared detailed allegations against Schoen in a MinnPost story published Wednesday night. One former DFL candidate claimed Schoen made sexual comments about her and later grabbed her buttocks. A legislator said Schoen pursued meetings with her, including at his home. Another lawmaker said she'd been warned by lobbyists about Schoen.
The Farmington High School continues a long tradition Sunday, Nov. 5, with its 30th annual Band Brunch and Indoor Marching Band Concert. Each fall, over a thousand local residents pack FHS for a brunch supporting the high school band program. One of the biggest fundraisers of the year, the annual Band Brunch raises money for all band students for travel, supplies, sheet music, and new instruments.
The Legacy of Farmington Senior Living would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to the Akin family of Farmington. In an attempt to honor the heritage of the community we've made our home, we named our common areas after families deeply rooted in Farmington. We did not ask permission to use the Akin name when dedicating our Library and deeply apologize for any frustration this has caused. We have renamed our Library, The Legacy Library. We thank the city and residents of Farmington for their continued support.
Police are asking for the public's help to find a vulnerable Hastings woman who has not been seen for two days. The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Friday that Amanda Jean Olson, 22, left her home about 2 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, and had not been seen or heard from since then. She has cognitive and developmental delays, the BCA said. Olson has a history of being away from home for periods of time, but authorities are more concerned because she has not communicated with family or friends. Her cellphone appears to be turned off, and she is without her medication.
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday, Sept. 6, in a head-on crash on Highway 55 in Rosemount. Clive Christian Jorgensen, 57, of Eagan, was killed after his motorcycle collided with a Chevy Malibu at 7:29 p.m. near the intersection with County Road 42, the State Patrol said. According to the State Patrol, Jorgensen was eastbound on Highway 55 when he swerved to avoid a box truck that was westbound and turning south onto County Road 42. Jorgensen's Yamaha motorcycle then struck the Malibu, which was westbound in the Highway 55 bypass lane.
A woman was shot repeatedly and a suspect was arrested after a standoff with authorities late Sunday in Farmington, police said.
Farmington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect captured on video in an apparent arson of an apartment building.
Trinity Care Center celebrates its 50-year jubilee this week. "I see this facility as an anchor and I mean that in prideful way because we care for the elderly and I see it as a place for them to grow their own lives," said Joy Lauterbach, director of activities and volunteer services at Trinity Care Center.
The body of a man who went missing near the Dakota County Fairgrounds has been found, authorities said. The body of 61-year-old Bruce Peterson was found by a searcher about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, in a remote and heavily wooded area near the fairgrounds, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Peterson had been missing since July 2. Volunteers helped search for him over the holiday weekend.
A man arrested in south-central Minnesota late Tuesday, June 13, could face charges in connection with a Rosemount bank robbery reported just hours earlier.