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Residents can learn how to protect clean water in lakes and streams in their communities by becoming a Master Water Steward. Applications are being accepted for the Freshwater Society's Master Water Stewards program, which trains residents to protect local waterways from pollution and educate their neighbors on clean water issues. The deadline to apply for the program is Sept. 15.
Farmington High School students Benjamin Carvell and Isaac Kuehn got to learn the ins and outs of business development during a week at BestPrep's Minnesota Business Venture this summer.
Dakota County residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the city of Farmington Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household hazardous waste, household chemicals, and electronics will be accepted for free during the drop off event. Televisions and monitors are $10 each. Farmington residents can also drop off up to four automotive tires. For more information on items that can be dropped off, visit bit.ly/2bvGNlt.
Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 50 next week while crews continue to make improvements to Highway 3 in Farmington. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, eastbound Highway 50 will be closed at the intersection of Highway 3. The closure is necessary in order to provide a safe work area for crews to work on the curbs and median. All businesses and residences will be accessible during the closure. However, motorists should follow the signed detour using County Road 66 and Highway 52 in order to bypass the closure.
C.J. Doolittle, Farmington High School class of 2004, and 2008 graduate of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology-Aerospace Engineering program, has completed masters of engineering -- aerospace at University of Texas in 2010.
May 31 Theft from automobile 19000 block of Everest Trail Property damage, accident, 3400 block of 213 St.
The rain came late Friday night and for a while in the afternoon on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to dampen spirits at Farmington's Dew Days. We've got plenty of photos from the event. Thanks to some improvements we've made to our website the galleries we posted last weekend are gone, but you can see all of our photos from Dew Days and buy reprints of any you like at our Smugmug site. You can find those galleries from the Miss Farmington pageant and from Friday's activities here . Saturday's photos will be available later in the week.
Dew Days It's here! The 2013 Dew Days celebration will be in full swing this weekend. Be sure to catch the Flavors of Farmington Thursday night, the Bed Races and Car Cruise Friday night, and the Grand Parade on Saturday. Check us out online at farmingtondewdays.com for a full list of activities of what's going on this weekend. And be sure to get your Dew Days button, too! See you downtown Farmington this weekend! Farmington Lions Club Lion President Jerry Henricks presented the two Lions scholarships at the Awards Night at Farmington High School.
Summer fun starts in earnest this week. Students are out of school. A gray, rainy spring appears to finally be providing at least some hope of sunshine, and Dew Days is on the schedule. Most Farmington residents won't need an introduction to Dew Days. It's been a fixture in the city for decades, bringing bed races and pig kissing, live music and plenty of food to town for residents to enjoy. Those of our readers in Rosemount should have a pretty good idea what it's all about, too. They'll help continue the summer celebrations next month with Leprechaun Days.
Thursday Salad luncheon Farmington Lutheran Church will hold its annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13. The menu will include deviled eggs, desserts, rolls and beverages. The church is located at 20600 Akin Road. Blood drive There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 13 at RoundBank, 3380 Vermillion River Tr. in Farmington.