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Emergency workers in Farmington and Rosemount are equipped to handle a lot. They're well prepared to take care of the kinds of situations they are likely to encounter on a day-to-day basis. Every once in a while, though, something out of the ordinary comes along. Like a man getting trapped in a silo, as happened a few years ago in Farmington.
Farmington High School senior Nadia Lorencz was among 39 young women, representing St. Paul city and suburban public and private high schools, recently selected to receive the St. Paul Area Athena Award for the outstanding achievement in athletics. These high school seniors will be recognized at an awards ceremony and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday April 17. 11:30am at the Prom Center, 484 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale. Lorencz, the daughter of Georgina and Timothy Lorencz, has been a multi-sport athlete at FHS.
Minnesota Congressman John Kline honored Farmington residents with Congressional Certificates of Special Recognition at the seventh annual "Star of the North" ceremony Monday at Kenwood Middle School in Lakeville. More than 400 people were in attendance for the ceremony. "We are blessed in Minnesota to be surrounded by so many selfless individuals who are willing to step up to address the needs they see in our communities and beyond," Kline said.
March 8 Suspicious circumstances, 187th?Street West and Embers Avenue Property damage accident, 6300 block of 212th?St. W. March 9 Property damage accident, 190th Street West and Pilot Knob Road March 10 Property damage accident, hit and run, 600 block of Oak St. Traffic, DWI, 208th Street West and Chippendale Avenue March 11 Harassing communication, 5600 block of 200th St. W.
The Farmington High School second trimester honor roll has been released.
Farmington's First Presbyterian Church has a new pastor, only she's not actually new to the church. Sound confusing? Not really. See, Rev. Jean Greenwood started her pastoral career in Farmington, and now, she's come back to guide the congregation again. Greenwood originally came to First Presbyterian in 1988 and served here until 1991. It was her first experience as a solo pastor out of seminary, and much of what she learned for her future, she learned in Farmington. "They were my tutors, my training ground," Greenwood said.
Friday Storytime for all ages There will be a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 22 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Storytime includes stories and activities meant for a mixed-age audience such as a childcare group. The library is located at 508 Third St. Nintendo Wii games Teens can play Nintendo Wii games on the big screen at the Rambling River Center from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 26. Rambling River Center is located at 325 Oak St.
It's State of the City season in Farmington and Rosemount. Rosemount mayor Bill Droste was scheduled to give his annual address Wednesday morning, right about the time this issue was going to print. Farmington Mayor Todd Larson will give his next Wednesday. There isn't usually a lot of breaking news in a State of the City speech. It's a chance to highlight some of the good things that are going on, not dwell on problems. But both Farmington and Rosemount have some things to be happy about. The housing market is picking up, for one.
Farmington police have closed Flagstaff Avenue to traffic until further notice Monday night because of high winds and blowing snow. The Independent will provide more information when it is available.
March 1 Fraud, illegal use of credit card, 10 block of Lilac Ln. Traffic, following vehicle more closely, 212th Street West and Akin Road Disorderly conduct, brawling, 20600 block of Flagstaff Ave. March 2 Vandalism, 18300 block of Echo Dr. Drugs, possess over 1.4 grams of marijuana in motor vehicle, 160th Street West and Shannon Parkway Domestic assault, 20000 block of Heathrow Way March 3 Theft, theft of motor fuel from retailer, 18200 block of Pilot Knob Rd.