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Saturday Live music Local acoustic trio The Victrolas will perform their signature acoustic rockin' folk music from 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. Comedy and magic show Dennis Carney and the All-Star Comedy Troupe and guest star Linda Aarons will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Farmington VFW. The event is free.
There has been so much talk over so long a time about adding another sheet of indoor ice in Farmington that in a way it's hard to believe something might actually be happening. That seems to be the case, though, as the group behind Ice tor Tigers, a community-based effort to expand Farmington's Schmitz-Maki Arena, prepares to launch its first widespread fundraising efforts. Expanded rink options have a long and not always happy history in Farmington.
Now that the holiday season is here, Americans across the country will soon be involved in holiday activities and travel. For some, however, the season won't be free of disaster. That's why Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows are joining highway safety organizations and law enforcement partners across the nation to remind people during December and throughout the year that buzzed driving is drunk driving and that drinking and driving don't mix. December is designated national Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
November 23 Fraud, illegal use of credit card, address not available November 24 Traffic, underage drinking and driving, 195th Street West and Diamond Path Domestic, 600 block of Park Dr. November 25 Liquor, consumption by persons under 21, Ninth and Oak streets Suicide threat, address not available November 26 Personal injury accident, Fifth and Walnut streets Medical crisis, address not available Larceny, from auto, address not available Domestic, 300 block of 13th St.
Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $10,000 to 360 Communities. Dakota Electric's $5,000 donation was matched by CoBank through the company's Sharing Success grant program for 2012. Dakota Electric's board of directors and CoBank vice president Cliff Bolstad presented the check to Sal Mondelli, president and CEO of 360 Communities, during a recent board meeting. Mondelli thanked Bolstad and Dakota Electric's board for the donation and Dakota Electric's support over the years.
Thursday Public gospel meeting There will be public gospel meetings at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 at Riverview Elementary School. For more information call 612-460-7725. Saturday Pop-out books at the library Fold, cut and transform a sheet of paper into a pop-out with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The session is for kids ages 5 to 8. Registration is required. For more information call 612-460-7725. Ladies only pool tournament There will be a women's pool tournament Dec.
Last year, not long after he took over as Farmington's city administrator, David McKnight spent most of a Thanksgiving break combing through the city's budget to find cuts. Coming into this year's budget process, he declared that would not be the case again. He was right, for all the good that will do him. After the Farmington City Council's meeting Monday McKnight will be back in budget-cutting mode, and that's not good. By all accounts, the city of Farmington had its budget for the coming year figured out well before Monday night's city council meeting.
November 16 Suicide threat, Brennan Path Fraud, 200 block of Elm St. Larceny, from yards, 19300 block of Eureka Ave. November 17 Burglary, forced entry, 1000 block of Westview Ct. Animal bite, dog, 900 block of Tenth St. November 18 Domestic, 4300 block of 220th St. W. Home accident, falls, 4800 block of 190th St. W. Marijuana, possessing, 4600 block of Knutsen Dr. November 19 Fraud, 5900 block of 193rd St. W. Medical crisis, 4300 block of 220th St. W. Vehicle theft, auto, 19200 block of Estate?Ave.
The first quarter honor roll has been released by Dodge Middle School.
Farmington's present is built on the hard work done by a lot of people over the course of a lot of years. They provided activities for residents. They shaped the city's development as it grew from a small farm town to a full-fledged suburb. They helped make Farmington what it is today. Over the past several years the city of Farmington has taken to naming parts of the city after some of these people. Schmitz-Maki Arena recognizes the contributions of Louis Schmitz and Al Maki, who among other things were vital in developing hockey programs for boys and girls in Farmington.