Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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The New Year is coming up pretty quickly, and it only feels like October. Despite the warm weather and the lack of snow, this is still the time of year when people start to make New Year's resolutions and reflect on their Christmas memories. Regardless of how busy people get this time of year, it is important to find time to think about these things, and set some personal goals for the new year. On New Year's Eve, everyone gets together with their loved ones to welcome in the new year.
Kyle Snesrud's been in the fitness business since November of 1993, when he closed on his first Olympus 24 club in Northfield. He opened a club in Farmington in 1999, and one in Rosemount in 2002. He's been around long enough to know this is a busy time of year as people make resolutions to get in better shape.
Signs are up around Farmington to mark the city's snowmobile trails, but so far this winter conditions have been more favorable to bikers and joggers than it has to anyone who needs snow for their recreational activities. The trail system in the Farmington area is maintained by the Farmington Sno-Tigers, a local snowmobile group that installs signs each year and handles the grooming of the trail. The current forecast calls for a little snow Thursday night and Friday morning, but predictions of warmer weather over the weekend might mean snowmobilers will have to wait until well into the new y
Ladies and gentlemen, elves and elvettes, assorted reindeer, I come to you with good news this week. After months of struggle and hardship and brilliantly lit lawn displays, we have won yet another demanding battle in the increasingly difficult war on Christmas. Hold your glittering ornaments high and drink deeply of your egg nog, my friends, because last weekend people across the country gathered to celebrate family and giving and everything the opportunity to secretly return the ugly sweater you got from the aunt you never see. Millions of revelers sat down together and ate big meals.
A 26-year-old Farmington man was killed Christmas Day as he walked on an Interstate 94 entrance ramp in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Adam Davis was walking in the right lane of the Third Street entrance to northbound I-94 shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday when he was hit and killed by a car. The car, a 2011 Toyota Corrolla, was driven by 48-year-old Abdalla Omar of Blaine. According to the State Patrol, Omar was driving in the right lane of the entrance ramp when he noticed Davis on foot in the lane.
Jan Thatcher Adams has had her share of interesting experiences during her life. She started a free clinic on the University of Minnesota's west bank while she was still a medical student. She performed as a clown on a tour of Russia with Dr. Patch Adams, the physician made famous in a movie starring Robin Williams. She started a charity, and has been recognized for her work in the community. It's an impressive resume, but Adams discovered a while back that if you want to be a published author, it helps to have someone famous in your life.
As it has for years, Dakota County will continue to contract with Regina Medical Center in Hastings for morgue and medical examiner support services. At its regular meeting this week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners agreed to execute its contract with Regina Medical Center for 2012 The county's share of the fixed costs is expected to be $395,121, a .58 percent increase from 2011. Dakota, Carver, Chisago, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston and Scott counties provide a cooperative purchase of morgue and medical examiner support services from Regina Medical Center.
Sunday mornings in my family are basically the definition of chill. Grab a mug full of coffee, sit back, and watch Good Morning America. Usually on Sundays all they talk about is shopping deals, trends and video highlights. So this past Sunday when GMA started talking about how unsportsmanlike conduct is on the rise, my jaw dropped. How could something like this be on the rise? It took me a few seconds to realize that you actually see it all the time. It just depends on whether you do anything about it. Think back to Thanksgiving just last month and you get example No.
A 35-year Dakota County deputy who was about to be deployed to Afghanistan was arrested and charged Dec. 22 in Scott County for allegedly molesting two minor children. Raul Rubio Mascorro, who is employed as a jail deputy at the Dakota County Jail in Hastings, has been charged with two felony offenses - first degree criminal sex conduct and criminal sex conduct in the second degree. As of Dec. 23 he remained housed in the Scott County Jail. He has been on military leave from Dakota County. Mascorro is not a licensed peace officer.
With 2011 coming to its inevitable end, publications both printed and digital are dedicating a lot of space to lists of things. The year-end list is a venerated tradition in the publishing business. Some will claim it dates back to Benjamin Franklin, the editor of one of this country's first newspapers, who is believed to have published a list of the 10 best Founding Father sex scandals in the 1931 year-end issue of his Pennsylvania Gazette. Some will argue that fact is entirely fabricated. But that's for history to decide. There are a few reasons to publish these kinds of lists.