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Candidates for seats on the Farmington City Council and Farmington School Board will have the chance to share their ideas in two candidate forums hosted next week by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for Farmington mayor and city council will participate in a forum from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Farmington City Hall (430 Third St.). The only candidate for mayor is incumbent Todd Larson. City council candidates include newcomers Brett Wilson and Robyn Craig, challenging incumbents Douglas Bonar and Terry Donnelly for two four-year terms.
The Farmington High School Marching Band took fourth place in Class A competition at the 12th annual Annual Youth in Music State Marching Band Championships held Oct. 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The band performed their 2016 field show, "The Rave from the Graves of Vienna." The event featured the top marching bands from throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as several bands from Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. A total of 29 bands performed.
Stage fright will take on a new meaning for attendees at this year's Support Our Troops Haunted House, open the first two weeks in October at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. This year's theme, "Paranormal Studios," will guide guests through a haunted theater where the deranged production team has held captive years of bygone monster magic. The 23 fear-filled rooms may change while stranded guests can only scream for help. Doors become inexplicably locked and spirits can appear from anywhere, organizers say.
Tristan Korver, a kindergartner at Farmington Elementary School, has been named Farmington’s Student of the Week. Teacher Jacqueline Rowland said, “Tristan has a wonderfully kind and insightful personality. He is...
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.