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Farmington's Once Again Boutique is offering to give its customers a little something back if they're willing to do some good for the community. From June 1 through Aug. 1 the business will offer a $10 gift card for customers who bring in at least five food items for the Farmington Food Shelf. The gift cards will be good on purchases of at least $50. Once Again is located at 18556 Pilot Knob Road.
A 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman died and another individual was seriously injured May 30 in a head-on collision on County Road 46 near Blaine Avenue in Empire Township. Angela Nicole Wear has been identified as the driver who was killed. The other individual, who was airlifted to Regions Hospital, has not yet been identified. He remained hospitalized Friday morning. Both drivers were alone in their cars. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Patrol are still working to determine exactly what happened in the accident, which occurred at 4:03 p.m.
Friday Fundraiser There will be a spaghetti dinner and concert fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 31 for Farmington High School student Erin Canada. The fundraiser will take place at Bogarts in Apple Valley. Canada has been selected to attend New York University's prestigious Tisch Summer Recorded Music Program this summer and is raising money to pay for the trip. The May 31 event will include dinner and a performance by Funktion Junction Motown and soul revue. Satruday Twins clinic Representatives from the Minnesota Twins will be in Farmington from 1 to 4 p.m.
Contrary to what you might gather from shows like MTV's 16 and Pregnant, young people have a lot to offer their community. We see evidence of that every week as we get into local schools. We see students starting clubs to help others. We see things like Farmington High School's Youth Development group, which on Monday presented a check to the Farmington Food Shelf. The group raised the money with its annual Games for Change, an overnight lock-in at which teams of high school students -- and a few teacher and community groups -- compete in games like volleyball and floor hockey.
Farmington held its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27. The main event took place at Corinthian Cemetery. There were smaller ceremonies at area cemeteries. Check out our gallery for photos from the event.
May 10 Aggravated assault with a gun, 5400 block of 183rd St. W. Juvenile, runaway, address not available May 11 Property damage, business, 900 block of 3rd St. May 13 Juvenile, child protection, address not available Fraud, illegal use of credit card, 90 block of Locust St. Fraud, other, 600 block of 13th St. May 14 Theft from vehicle theft, 300 block of Spruce St.
Pam McCarthy, an American Family Insurance agent in Farmington, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. McCarthy joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. McCarthy has been an agent for American Family since December 2007. Her office is located at 402 3rd St.
Building level winners from all five elementary schools in the Farmington district advanced to regional science fair competition where they collected ribbons and awards for their efforts.
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Friday Movie Enjoy fun children's books in movie format from 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 24 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Live music Late 4 Lunch will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. May 24 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. W. Sunday Memorial Day ceremonies A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Farmington Lutheran Church cemetery in Eureka township at noon on May 26. There will be a Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. May 26 at Castle Rock Valley Cemetery.