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In October, the Farmington community is invited to gather together in reading as part of One Book One Farmington. The first reading selection for the program is "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" by William Kamkwaba, an autobiographical tale of a boy who struggles against the odds to bring power to his tiny village in Malawi. A grant from the Farmington Area Education Foundation has allowed hundred of copies of the book to be purchased for the community to checkout from school media centers and the local library. There is also a picture book for younger readers.
"Speaking of Kids" is a series of seminars being offered by the Farmington and Lakeville School Districts. The seminars will empower parents, educators and caregivers by providing information and ideas to enhance their relationships with children and to help them succeed. The first seminar, entitled "Stress Relief for Kids: Five Stress-Busters Parents and Caregivers Can Teach Children," will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in the Meadowview Elementary School cafeteria, 6100 195th Street W., Farmington.
The Farmington Tiger Marching Band took third place in Class A at the Rosemount Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. The festival included 10 bands from Minnesota and South Dakota. FHS took third place in Class A and won the Caption Award for best drum majors, awarded to senior Donald Selmer and junior Taylor Phinney. The band also received the Esprit de Corps Award, given to one band at the festival that best exemplifies sportsmanship, pride, and loyalty. This is the third year of competition for the program.
Nathan Balluff, a student at Akin Elementary School in Farmington, is this week's Student of the Week. Nathan was nominated by his fourth-grade teacher Jenny Harrison. Mrs. Harrison wrote, “Nathan...
Farmington High School kicked off Homecoming festivities over the weekend with float decorating at the Dakota County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 25. Community members will have the chance to see...
Early voting for Minnesota's Nov. 8 general election begins on Friday, Sept. 23 across the state, and Minnesota voters can take advantage of several ways to vote early. Minnesota voters can vote before Election Day without providing a reason. Residents can either cast their votes through an absentee ballot or in person at polling locations.
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, motorists traveling in Farmington and Empire Township will experience daily road closures on Highway 3 between Willow Street north and 160th Street while crews continue paving the roadway, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday. All businesses and residences along the 11 mile stretch of highway will be accessible during the closure. Motorists can expect major delays in the project area. Please follow posted detours and obey flaggers.
Farmington Economic Development Authority member Geraldine Jolley and Mayor Todd Larson held the ribbon for Quick Ship Plus owner Rich Loch during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Farmington city staff, Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce members, friends, and community members also attended the event.
Residents can learn how to protect clean water in lakes and streams in their communities by becoming a Master Water Steward. Applications are being accepted for the Freshwater Society's Master Water Stewards program, which trains residents to protect local waterways from pollution and educate their neighbors on clean water issues. The deadline to apply for the program is Sept. 15.
Farmington High School students Benjamin Carvell and Isaac Kuehn got to learn the ins and outs of business development during a week at BestPrep's Minnesota Business Venture this summer.