Farmington High School Choir held its fourth-annual fundraiser with two performances Saturday, May 20. Proceeds this year will be invested in the purchase of a baby grand piano for the choir room.
Dakota County Board Chairman Mike Slavik gave a semi-annual update about county issues to the Farmington City Council last week. As the summer construction season heats up, Slavik said Dakota County will be busy all season long with construction and more than $70 million in transportation projects across the county in 2017. Some local projects include: •Overlay on County Road 80 in Eureka Township •Crack and seal project on Pilot Knob Road southwest from Hwy. 50 to 74. •Crack and seal finish at the Farmington Library parking lot
This year’s Dew Days button design brainstorm followed a funny conversation with the artist’s mother. Farmington High School student Haley Zinnel, 15, was sharing in a funny conversation with her mother who recommended she draw a pig behind the wheel driving a cool car.
Rosemount and Farmington celebrated prom on May 13. Click to scroll through the photos above.
Quick Ship in Farmington aims to meet customers' needs and demands for shipping, packaging and many diverse office services. But the proprietor Rich Loch really plans to build relationships with locals and network with business owners who can use his business services to grow their own businesses. Quick Ship opened last summer with a ribbon cutting, but Loch welcomes the public to an open house this Saturday, May 22, where he will offer free gourmet food samplings.
Rosemount and Farmington communities are planning annual festivals to engage both communities and welcome guests into town this summer. Dew Days Farmington's annual summer festival Dew Days welcomes guests to head south a few miles to enjoy activities and live entertainment from June 13-17. The popular Farmington Royal Ambassadors crowning event kicks off Dew Days. Flavors of Farmington will serve up local sweet and savory foods from area businesses under the big tent Beer Garden from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in downtown Farmington.
Numen Smith welcomes all to celebrate the beautiful Native American traditions at the first annual South of the River Powwow. If you attend, Smith will surely show his gratitude by saying "miigwech." That means "thank you" in Ojibwe, his native tribal language. Smith, 32, the American Indian education liaison for Farmington Area Public Schools, is proud to be the event organizer. He looks forward to welcoming hundreds to this community party that is slated as an all-day celebration event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 20, inside Burnsville High School.
Dodge Middle School's second floor will be transformed this September into a new school and community fitness center for students and community members who seek better health and wellness via a good cardio workout paired with weight training. Chris Bussmann, principal at Dodge Middle School in Farmington, shared what he said was the best news in his 15-year tenure with the district at the Monday, May 8, board work session.
Ben Kopp felt an inner calling to dedicate his life to protect America's freedoms in the United States military. During his childhood, the Rosemount boy listened to personal stories from his great-grandfather Leroy Rogers who served in World War II. He knew he wanted to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. But ultimately, it was the life-altering, tragic events of Sept. 11 that cemented Kopp's personal conviction to enter into the military, according to his mother Jill Stephenson, formerly of Rosemount.
Farmington Fire Department aims to extinguish seconds and even minutes off of response times to fire and rescue calls. "In 2016, our real focus has been on service delivery improvements and improvements with apparatus and equipment, and just providing an exceptional level of service to the community," said Farmington Fire Chief Jim Larsen as he presented the department's annual report at the May 1 council meeting. This week work is underway to recruit 16 new firefighters to the existing 60 member volunteer team.