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Northern Natural Gas Company is planning to test an emergency shutdown system at its Farmington compressor station. The test should begin around 9:30 a.m. May 13. The compressor station is located at 4685 212th St. W. Annual testing of the emergency shutdown system is a requirement of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose is to ensure proper operation of system components. The test involves venting gas as well as a moderately loud sound.
Dew Days/Farmington Royalty The Farmington Royal Ambassador Program and Farmington Dew Days Committee will unveil the new Farmington Royalty Float May 10, 6 p.m., at the Farmington High School. Current and past ambassadors and candidates have worked to raise the funds needed to purchase and retro-fit the float which will make its debut at the West St. Paul Parade on May 18.
Friday Live music Jim Bohn will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. May 10 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. Storytime for all ages There will be a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 10 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Storytime includes stories and activities ideal for mixed-age audiences such as childcare groups and families. The library is located at 508 Third St. Weekend Hanging basket sale Trinity Care Center will hold its annual Mother's Day hanging basket sale May 8-10.
Food drives don't get much easier than the one that will take place this weekend in Farmington, Rosemount and cities all across the country. Depending on where your mailbox is, you might not even have to leave your house. The impact can be significant, though. Each year mail carriers in Farmington and Rosemount collect thousands of pounds of food. All of it goes to food shelves in those cities. Which means it helps local families who are going through a tough time. The idea behind the postal food drive is brilliant in its simplicity.
20 years ago From the May 6, 1963 edition of the Farmington Independent and the May 7, 1963 edition of the Rosemount Town Pages Youth hockey given priority on ice time over Lakeville junior varsity After two council members voiced concerns about potential costs to taxpayers, the city council voted four to one May 3 to grant part of the Farmington Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) request for prime ice time in the city ice arena.... The association had requested the early evening ice time now used by Lakeville High School.
A Farmington woman has been charged with the theft of $95,000 from the Lakeville bank where she worked. The Dakota County Attorney's office charged Leah Marie Bremner, 31, with felony theft by swindle for the thefts, which are alleged to have occurred between May and October of 2010. "This is a significant economic crime and is the 19th theft over $50,000 during the last five years in Dakota County," county attorney James Backstrom said Friday. Bremner made her first court appearance May 3. Judge Timothy McManus set bail at $10,000 without conditions or $5,000 with conditions.
The Farmington Area Tennis League is now accepting online registrations for the 2013 season. Based in southern Farmington, FAT is a structured singles league with casual doubles and occasional interleague competition with other clubs. Any dedicated tennis player, regardless of skill level, is welcome to sign up; non-Farmington residents are also accepted. The deadline is May 17 and participation is free of charge. For information and registration, visit FATLeague.com.
Dakota Electric Association has experienced outages due to the wet heavy snowstorm that moved through late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The outages are mainly located in the eastern and southeastern part of the cooperative's service territory. Locations affected are the areas near Hastings, Miesville, Red Wing, Welch, Castle Rock and surrounding areas. Approximately 1,000 were out of power early Thursday morning, but crews were able to get that number down to about 780 as of 10 a.m.
This week's Pets of the Week are six kittens who came to Last Hope along with their mother after being found stray. The kittens, a mix of male and female, came in wild but seem very friendly now. They are all in good health and looking for families to take them in. For more information about this kittens or other Last Hope animals, or about Last Hope, call 651-463-8747 or visit www.last-hope.org .
Sixth grade 4.0 honor roll Morgan Condon, Cielo DeCastro, Karina Gehl, Skylar Gohr, Olivia Grundman, Sarah Hannon, McKenzie Hauswirth, Grahm Hertaus, Abigail Kreger, Eli Larsen, Kevin Pangottil, Rupsa Raychaudhuri A honor roll Kiersten Adams, Julia Agnew, Katelyn Anderson, Mitchell Bakken, Brady Bean, Megan Bernu, Gretchen Briese, Grace Brunstad, Noah Budde, Samuel Buresh, Casey Christensen, Rachel Christensen, Emily DeNet, Kaye Denis, Maya Drusch, Nicolas Eckert, Trevin Fitzgerald, Carter Fritz, Moira Gerard, Tiarra Glogowski, Jordan Hagen, Paul Hanifl, Zachary Hans