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A garden can be a wonderful thing. It is a way to get outside, to connect with the Earth, to bring more healthful foods into your day-to-day diet. It can also be much more than that, a fact that is becoming clearer all the time in Farmington and Rosemount. The trend started a few years ago when the Farmington School District launched its community garden. The modest plot provided a place for people who didn't have garden space in their own yard to grow something of their own. It was a gathering place. It also did good.
Farmington Area Public Schools received the Association of School Business Officials International's Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The district was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2012. Sponsored by VALIC, the Certificate of Excellence award confirms the school business office's commitment to financial accountability and transparency.
April 26 Property damage hit-and-run accident, 19600 block of Pilot Knob Road April 27 Violation of no-contact order, 20200 block of Dunbar Ave. April 28 Trespassing, 20500 block of Erin Ct. Theft, 600 block of Main St. Terroristic threats, 18200 block of Emerald Tr. April 30 Unlawful passing, 195 Street W and Flagstaff Avenue DWI, 100 block of Elm St. May 1 Theft from auto, Walnut Street Theft, 208 Street W Drug information referred to task force, address not available Warrant service/arrest, 4400 block of Westdel Road Warrant service/arrest,
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.