How do we know who to keep in our lives and who should we should leave behind? Who should we make memories with and who should be a memory? People change and so do we. This means that someone we had a strong connection with at one point could be a complete opposite now. Moving on to college, we will be surrounded by new people, which is something we need. It's important we don't keep people around who just drag us down. Stop dwelling on the fact you don't know what it'd be like without them. This goes for both relationships and friendships.
It's true what they say: You don't know what you've got till it's gone. If had approached me at any time during these last four years of high school, I would've told you there's nothing holding me back, and I can't wait to move on to college. Maybe even last week I would have said the same thing. But recently, something clicked. Just because the end is nearing for my high school experience, I'm starting to appreciate the long, boring days I spend there. It's like our minds are trained to only want things when we don't have them. How sick and twisted is that?
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. Gudmundson was one of two finalists for the interim position. A third candidate withdrew his name from consideration.
Even though Easter is past, a few packages of multi-colored Peeps marshmallow chicks are still lying on my kitchen counter. I love how they look, so cute and bright and artificial. Since Easter usually rolls around while Farmington is still buried in March's grimy snow, Peeps seem like the perfect springtime accessory. You can always bring a package of Peeps to work to share a little springtime cheer. Open the plastic, set them down on the break room counter next to the coffeepot and the Peeps will magically disappear by five o'clock. Maybe they hop off to TGI Friday's for happy hour.
Hastings Middle School was locked down Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. to a little after noon following an incident involving a student with a handgun. Police were called to the school on a report of a male student who had displayed a handgun in the doorway of a classroom on the second floor of the school. The school was soon in full lockdown mode with several police and sheriff's cars at the entrances of the building. As the word spread, parents pulled into the parking lot. Mark Dembroski was there early on. "My son texted me that there was a kid in his class with a gun," he said.
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. The latest part of a project that began almost three years ago under a former priest includes the painting of the ceiling, walls and wainscoting in the sanctuary and the touch-up and painting of the Jesus Christ statue, "The Pieta." That statue was previously in a corner of the church, but has been moved to more prominent area. The Rev.
It is looking bad, and it is probably going to get worse. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal to balance the state's budget would have significant impact on Dakota County, finance director Matt Smith told the Dakota County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
In the end there was no surprise appointment. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, on a unanimous vote, appointed Dakota County Chief Deputy Dave Bellows sheriff, replacing Don Gudmundson, whose resignation is effective Sunday.
In the end there was no surprise appointment. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, on a unanimous vote, appointed Dakota County Chief Deputy Dave Bellows sheriff, replacing Don Gudmundson, whose resignation is effective Sunday. The board also officially accepted Gudmundson's resignation. Gudmundson announced last September he would not seek a fifth term as Dakota County Sheriff, choosing to retire at the end of 2010, but he changed his mind earlier this month and announced his plans to resign earlier. Bellows has 30 years experience in law enforcement.
Don Gudmundson plans to leave earlier than expected. The Dakota County Sheriff announced last September he would not seek a fifth term, choosing to retire at the end of 2010, but Gudmundson announced in a memo to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners last week he plans to leave office earlier - by the end of February. In the memo, Gudmundson said it was his intention to complete his current term but that "circumstances have changed which have caused me to reconsider." While he did not specify in the memo what those circumstances are, Gudmundson later cited personal and family reasons.