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Contrary to what you might gather from shows like MTV's 16 and Pregnant, young people have a lot to offer their community. We see evidence of that every week as we get into local schools. We see students starting clubs to help others. We see things like Farmington High School's Youth Development group, which on Monday presented a check to the Farmington Food Shelf. The group raised the money with its annual Games for Change, an overnight lock-in at which teams of high school students -- and a few teacher and community groups -- compete in games like volleyball and floor hockey.
Farmington held its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27. The main event took place at Corinthian Cemetery. There were smaller ceremonies at area cemeteries. Check out our gallery for photos from the event.
May 10 Aggravated assault with a gun, 5400 block of 183rd St. W. Juvenile, runaway, address not available May 11 Property damage, business, 900 block of 3rd St. May 13 Juvenile, child protection, address not available Fraud, illegal use of credit card, 90 block of Locust St. Fraud, other, 600 block of 13th St. May 14 Theft from vehicle theft, 300 block of Spruce St.
Pam McCarthy, an American Family Insurance agent in Farmington, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. McCarthy joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. McCarthy has been an agent for American Family since December 2007. Her office is located at 402 3rd St.
Building level winners from all five elementary schools in the Farmington district advanced to regional science fair competition where they collected ribbons and awards for their efforts.
Independent Town Pages. She is from Lakeville, where she grew up with her parents and three brothers. She is a 2010 graduate of Lakeville North High School. That is where she first became interested in journalism. She just completed her junior year at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. She is studying journalism and mass communication, with a double major in English. Bungert is the editor in chief of Creighton's student newspaper, The Creightonian. When she graduates, she hopes to be a reporter for a newspaper or work for a magazine.
Friday Movie Enjoy fun children's books in movie format from 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 24 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Live music Late 4 Lunch will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. May 24 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. W. Sunday Memorial Day ceremonies A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Farmington Lutheran Church cemetery in Eureka township at noon on May 26. There will be a Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. May 26 at Castle Rock Valley Cemetery.
Farmington and Rosemount residents have a long history of serving their country, and both cities have developed strong traditions of paying tribute to those who lost their lives in service. Those traditions will continue Sunday and Monday with a series of ceremonies. Activity starts Sunday in Farmington and continues to Memorial Day itself Monday. Rosemount will hold its traditional Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning. The Monday morning events have become popular in both cities.
The Farmington girls track team used the Pat Foley Classic to tune up for the upcoming Missota Conference and Section 1AA Championships. No team score was kept at the four-team get-together last Thursday, but the Tigers made their presence felt by winning eight of the meet's 18 events. Coach Tom Hart added some intrigue by separating his best runners into different relays to give them a chance to run against each other. "The ladies were divided up to compete against each other and to give me a chance to see how we compete," Hart said.
May 3 Personal injury accident, 180th Street West and Pilot Knob Road Suspicious circumstances, 4100 block of 208th St. W. Juvenile, child protection, address not available Liquor, consumption by persons under 21, 19200 block of English Ave. May 4 Traffic, driving after suspension, Eighth and Hickory streets Disorderly conduct, 19800 block of Evensong Ct. May 5 Domestic assault, 19900 block of Everhill Ave. Larceny, from auto, 4500 block of 198th St. W. May 6 Damage to property, business, 10 block of Elm St.