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By this point you've probably noticed there is something different about your local paper. It's bigger. Its layout has changed. And, oh yeah, there's a whole new city's worth of news in there. In some ways, this is a big change. The Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages you have come to know and -- we hope -- love have merged into this new creation we are calling the Farmington-Rosemount Independent Town Pages. But in the most important ways things really aren't that different.
May is Historic Preservation Month and the Farmington Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) is pleased to announce its annual "Farmington Heritage Preservation Award." The Commission invites Farmington residents to participate in this celebration of by nominating those individuals, families, and organizations that deserve the award for their local heritage preservation efforts. The Heritage Preservation Award is given to an individual, family, company or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and use of Farmington's heritage
The Farmington School District has canceled school for Tuesday, March 5. Email and phone notifications have been sent to parents using the district's phone notification system. District staff were notified via email.
Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington will again be offering several four-day sessions of day camp in summer 2013. Day camp will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each camper will need to bring a bag lunch and a water bottle each day. All project supplies for the camp and an afternoon snack will be provided by Dakota City. The Teen Volunteer Camp will be offered for one session June 17-20. This camp is for 13-year-olds and older youth who would like to volunteer in Dakota City.
February 15 Larceny, 900 block of Eighth St. Fireworks, explosives, 20600 block of Flagstaff Ave. Juvenile, child protection, address not available Drugs, possess/sale, small amount of marijuana, Hwy. 13 and I35E February 16 Personal injury accident, 212th Street West and Denmark Avenue Property damage motor vehicle accident, deer, 198th Street West and Akin Road Durgs, possess/sale, small amount of marijuana, 212th Street West and Eaton Avenue DWI, fourth degree, Hwy.
Friday Storytime for all ages There will be a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 1. Storytime includes stories and activities ideal for mixed-age audiences such as childcare groups and families. The library is located at 508 Third St. World Day of Prayer service There will be a World Day of Prayer service at noon March 1 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Lunch will be provided following the service. All are welcome. St.
If you visit enough classrooms at Farmington High School you'll probably see some pretty pedestrian uses of the iPads that became standard equipment for students and teachers late last December. You'll find teachers who use them sparingly if at all. You'll find students who are as likely to check their Facebook page on the devices as they are to do something that affects their education. But you'll also see some pretty interesting things.
February 8 Harassment, 20600 block of Flagstaff Ave. Damage to property, private, 5700 block of 200th St. W. Property damage motor vehicle accident with animal, 179th Street West and Flagstaff Avenue February 9 DWI, 190th Street West and Cedar Avenue Medical crisis, 18500 block of Duluth St. Warrant service/arrest, 300 block of Spruce St. February 10 Property damage accident, hit and run, 20 block of Fifth St. DWI, fourth degree, 220th Street West and Canton Court Property damage hit and run accident, 5300 block of 183rd St. W.
The Farmington wrestling and swimming and diving teams each qualified several individuals for state at their respective section meets Saturday. Tiger wrestler Taylor Venz defended his section title at 106 pounds, and he will be joined by three teammates at Xcel Energy Center. Jamin LeDuc (113), Kyle Benjamin (132) and Joe Hoeve (160) all earned their first career state meet berths. Chris Kirchmann will represent the Tigers in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the state swimming and diving meet.
The second quarter honor roll has been released by Boeckman Middle School.