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ReAnn Eidahl, 2016-17 Miss Ambassador, will represent Farmington in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes July 18-22. The scholarship program offers growth and educational experiences to young women throughout the state and is dedicated to volunteerism and developing leaders who can serve as positive role models. People can support Eidahl by attending the Torchlight Parade along Hennepin Avenue Wednesday, July 19. In addition, Farmington Ambassador float and the 2017 Ambassadors will be in the parade.
Minneapolis has become the place to be for youth volleyball and aspiring U.S. Women's National Team athletes in the first few days of summer. The 38th annual USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships had 1,264 teams competing at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 25 to July 4 with an estimated 13,000 players, along with 3,000 coaches, referees and support staff taking part. Further, 30,000 family and friends are expected to watch the event on site with several other thousand viewers on the event live stream.
A pair of stellar pitching performances helped the Farmington Legion Post 189 baseball team come away with two wins in four tries against a couple of the top teams in the state last week.
A woman was killed June 29 in a two-vehicle crash in Dakota County. Wanda Narum, 87, of Shoreview, was traveling westbound on County Road 46 in Coates when she attempted to turn onto the southbound ramp to Highway 52 and collided with a gravel truck that was eastbound on County Road 46, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Narum was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about 1:19 p.m.
The Farmington Tiger Marching Band revealed their much-anticipated new uniforms in the recent Farmington Dew Days Parade. The band's performance in the parade was especially exciting for the band, as the ensemble's previous uniforms had been in use for 24 years. "We really have to thank the community, our alumni, as well as the families of our current band students, who all joined together to make this happen," band director Erin Holmes said. "We are so proud."
Farmington High School celebrated its 2017 graduation Friday, June 9, at Tiger Stadium.
Thanks for poppy support We wish to thank all the Farmington businesses and citizens for their generous support in our 2017 American Legion Auxiliary's poppy program. Kim Loomas and Vickie Heggen American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 Lewis' plan to put Wall Street first
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The Farmington High School bands will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the FHS Recital Hall. The free concert is one of the biggest performances of the year for the band program and a night to honor 50 senior band students. "We are incredibly proud of these seniors, whose dedication to music has lasted throughout their high school careers," said FHS Director of Bands Erin Holmes. "This concert is a celebration of their accomplishments and the legacy they will leave for the future of our program."
Bourbon Butcher in Farmington has started a renovation project with its outdoor patio. Owner Tony Donatell said the expected finish date to be around mid-May. The renovation will include an extended covered roof that will partially cover the existing patio. Overhead heaters and five tables will be added with a fireplace in the middle. Donatell said the finished patio will increase the seating capacity to roughly 100. Matt Steichen / RiverTown Multimedia