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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.
Friday Storytime for all ages The Dakota County Farmington Library will offer storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 19. There will be stories and activities ideal for a mixed-age audience. The library is located at 508 Third St. Live music Karl Burke will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. April 19 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. Saturday Waggin' Tales Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to trained therapy dogs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Farmington Parks and Recreation will host the 2013 Dew Run on Saturday, June 15. The race will start and end at the former Farmington City Hall at 325 Oak Street. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. The one-mile race will start at 8 a.m., followed by the Junior Jog at 8:15 and the four-mile race at 8:30. The entry fee is $17 before June 10 and $23 on the day of the race. All entrants in the one- and four-mile race will receive a t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers in each age division. Third-place finishers will receive ribbons.
Farmington football coach Mark Froehling was presented with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Power of Influence Award at the association's Hall of Fame ceremony April 6 in Minneapolis. Other award winners were Brent Schroeder of Caledonia (Coach of the Year), Bob Kovich of Lakeville North (Assistant Coach of the Year) and John Gross of Medford (Don Swanson Award).
The city of Farmington will celebrate Arbor Day at 10 a.m. April 26 at Lake Julia Park. Planned events include an Arbor Day proclamation and a ceremonial tree planting. Students from North Trail Elementary School will attend and assist in the tree planting. Dakota Electric donates the ceremonial tree and seedlings. For more information about the Arbor Day Celebration, call the Farmington Parks and Recreation Department at 651-280-6971.
March 30 Damage to property, 700 block of Seventh St. March 31 Damage to property, Elm Street April 1 Property damage accident, First Street and 220th Street West Larceny, from building, Meadowlark Way Harassment, 21200 block of Chippendale Ave. Suicide threat, address not available Civil matter, 20500 block of Dublin Dr. Traffic, drivers license, driving after revocation, 225th Street West and Chippendale Avenue April 2 Assist other agency, 19500 Municipal Dr. Simple assault, 500 block of Elm St.
Five local high school students, including two from Farmington and one from Rosemount, were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. Zachary Eichten of Rosemount High School, Brett Johnson of Farmington High School and Anna Larson of Christian Life School will join two others for the trip. The students will participate in the National Rural Electric Association's annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour, scheduled for June 14-20. Each June, more than 1,200 high school students from around the United States travel to Washington, D.C.
Dakota Electric Association's member-owners attended the cooperative's annual meeting April 4 at St. Michael's social hall in Farmington. Four incumbent directors and one new director were elected and bylaw amendments passed. David Jones, District 1, Jim Sheldon, District 2, Bill Holton, District 3 and Paul Trapp, District 4, were all re-elected to three-year terms.
Trinity Care Center Trinity Campus is celebrating our volunteers by holding our annual Volunteer Appreciation Social on April 20, at 1:30 p.m. The location will be in the Cottages of the Care Center. Please attend as a volunteer or as someone who wants to appreciate these angels. Food, entertainment and fun will be provided. Farmington Lions The Farmington Lions Scholarship applications are available at Farmington High School and Christian Life School.