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On August 25, members of the Farmington community and surrounding areas will have a chance to run for a cause in the Color Dash 5K at the Dakota County fairgrounds. The race benefits Odaio, an organization supported by Farmington-based Mission River in an effort to build an orphanage in India. The organizers of the Color Dash have done races in Iowa, Wyoming, Michigan, Minnesota, California and more. The race, which is known as a smaller version of the large-scale Color Run, has a smaller focus.
Farmington's annual Relay for Life will take place July 26-27. As part of the Relay, volunteers, donors, survivors and caregivers will come together with others whose lives have been touched by cancer to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Manuela Edwards, who has been working in the Farmington school district for seven years, is a longtime caregiver for her son, who has Hodgkin's lymphoma. She is participating in Relay for Life for the first time this year.
Darren Malz, 42, of Farmington, has been charged with domestic assault after allegedly hitting and throwing his wife down the stairs of their home and attacking his son. According to a criminal complaint, on July 14 at about 8:26 p.m., Lakeville Police officers were called to a home in Farmington on a report of domestic violence. Police arrived to find Malz's son at the door, with cuts and scratches on his body. Malz came inside from the garage as police arrived. He appeared to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody.
A Farmington man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance as well as failure to produce proof of insurance for his vehicle. On Jan. 17 around 9:44 p.m., police pulled over Joshua Lee Roder, 20, in Farmington after an officer saw him swerving on Highway 3.
The Farmington police handled driving complaints and a report of indecent exposure last week.
An Alternative Urban Arewide Review that outlines the possible impacts the University of Minnesota's planned UMore Park development will have on Rosemount and Empire Township was the topic of discussion at a public meeting on Monday, and community members came prepared with their questions.
The Farmington Police Department responded to several calls for theft and child protection last week.