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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.
Editor's note: This story is from May 2013.
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
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.