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Plenty of people think they have a lousy job. They daydream about winning the lottery or about writing the Great American Novel or, if the research I did for last week's column is any indication, about finding a generous sugar daddy to keep them in the manner to which they would like to become accustomed. For most, though, it's all idle complaints. Maybe their job is bad. Maybe it's just a lousy day. For the most part, it's all just a matter of opinion. I, on the other hand, have proof.
There was some concern in recent weeks about what our extended winter weather might mean for Farmington's annual park and pond cleanup event. Would people sign up, knowing it was possible the trash they were meant to collect would be buried under snowdrifts? Would everyone need to bring their own shovel? In the end, of course, concerns about weather turned out to be misplaced. Somewhere late last week, spring decided to show itself. Snow melted.
The city of Farmington's residential garbage customers can conveniently dispose of large household items during Curbside Cleanup Days, which started April 20. Items must be from residents living within city limits and available at the curb by 7 a.m. on your designated Saturday. To keep the city clean and reduce excess traffic, residents are asked not to set items at the curb more than two days before their scheduled collection Saturday.
April 12 Property damage accident, 195th Street West and Embers Avenue April 13 Property damage accident, 200 block of Elm St. Juvenile problem, 900 block of Ninth St. April 14 Damage to property, private, 18000 block of Everglade Ct. April 15 Damage to property, private, 182000 block of Echo Dr. Warrant service/arrest, 195th Street West and Everest Path Open bottle law, liability of nonpresent owner, Centennial Drive and Chippendale Avenue Animal complaint, 700 block of Elm St.
Sixth grade 4.0 honor roll Marissa Agerter, Rose Bauer, Jordan Chanthakhoun, Lauren Cunningham, Nicholas Edmiston, Luke Fradgley, Chase Hildreth, Kathryn Irwin, Kirstin Knudsen, Seth Miller, Benjamin Moorlach, Shannon Murphy, Margaret Newcomb, Emily Schaffer, Keil Urban, Soren Vigesaa, Zeb Zimmer A honor roll Trayton Anderson, Joshua Ask, Jacob Berreth, Jacob Bormann, Nathaniel Cline-Cole, Ellie Colson, Justin Dean, Tyler Dronen, Andrew Helleson, Raven Henry, Alexander Hoffmeister, Noah Johnson, Grace Johnson, Anna Kiminski, Cassandra Knutson, Michael Lee, Capprieott
Friday Live music Ben Aaron will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. April 26 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. St. Olaf Philharmonia The St. Olaf College Philharmonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Michael's Church in Farmington. The ensemble consists of roughly 60 musicians playing orchestral instruments. The concert is free and open to the public. Saturday Trinity Lutheran's Spring Fair Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its annual spring fair from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27.
Dakota County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. until noon May 11 at the University of Minnesota Outreach, Research and Education Park (UMore), 1605 West 160th Street in Rosemount. This year's sale will feature peonies from the Master Gardener Educational, Research and Display Gardens. As always, there will be time-tested sun and shade perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and trees grown primarily in the gardens of our Master Gardeners. This year's sale will again include heirloom tomatoes and certified organic compost.
April 5 Juvenile, child protection, address not available Assist other agency, 17200 block of Harrington Way Warrant service/arrest, 1300 block of Centennial Dr. Larceny, from auto, 4300 block of Westdel Rd. April 7 Weapon offense, 800 block of Catalina Way Damage to property, fourth degree, 5400 block of Upper 182nd Street West April 8 Driving after cancellation, Third and Elm streets Disorderly conduct, 20700 block of Chippendale Ave. April 9 Property damage accident, hit and run, 19700 block of Escort Tr.
The Master Gardeners of Dakota County will hold plant health diagnostic clinics this spring and summer to help residents identify plants and insects and diagnose common plant diseases. Bring in a weed, ornamental plant, fruit, vegetable, tree sample, shrub, turf sample or an insect for identification and recommendations for cultural control. The diagnostic clinics will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 11, July 9, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 at the University of Minnesota Extension office in Farmington.
All Farmington Tigers after-school athletics competitions/practices have been cancelled for Thursday, April 18. This includes all middle school and high school spring athletics programs, as well as the FHS weight room. All students should go home after school. Practice for the Twist-n-Tumble Gymnastics program has also been cancelled for April 18.