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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Adrienne Margo, 39, of Farmington has been charged with domestic assault after she reportedly punched her boyfriend in the face during an argument. On June 5, Farmington Police officers responded to a report of domestic assault. An officer recognized the address from a previous incident as the home of Margo and her boyfriend. When officers arrived they found Margo's boyfriend in the hall with a bleeding nose.
A 25-year-old Lakeville man faces felony drug charges after Dakota County Drug Task Force officers watched him conduct an apparent drug deal. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, a task force agent was watching a "known drug location" in Farmington last November when a white pickup truck pulled into the area and parked next to a second car for a short time.
An accident last September in Empire Township has led to gross misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired against a 26-year-old Welch man. Minnesota State Troopers responded around 9 a.m. last Sept. 5 on Highway 50 east of Beaumont Avenue to find two cars in the south ditch. One was on top of a barbed wire fence. The other was on its roof. A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy had the driver of the second car, identified as Cade Steven Miller, in his back seat.
The Farmington School District's wireless network is about to get a whole lot bigger. School board members approved a plan Monday to expand wireless Internet service so it is available throughout all district buildings. Currently wi-fi service is only available buildingwide at Farmington High School. The plan board members approved Monday was part of a technology plan up for approval at a special meeting June 3. But board members questioned then whether a districtwide network is necessary. They heard Monday that it is.
Farmington crowned a new royal court Wednesday night with the naming of Emily Shearer as Miss Farmington, Aundreya Edwards as Junior Miss Farmington and Claire Matzdorff as Little Miss Farmington. Those three, along with their princess, will represent Farmington in this weekend's Dew Days parade as well as at events in other communities throughout the coming year. Shearer received a $1,500 scholarship for winning her title. Julie Tang was the Miss Farmington first princess.
Keri Pietsch has been busy since last June. As Miss Farmington, she has been Farmington's official representative at events around the state. She has attended pageants, ridden in parades and done a whole lot of smiling and waving. For her trouble she got a tiara, a $1,500 scholarship and 12 months of experiences she will remember for the rest of her life. That's coming to an end, though.
A 43-year-old Greenfield man faces felony burglary charges after reportedly kicking in the door of a Hampton motel room and threatening the room's occupant with a framing hammer. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Kurt Christian Hubbs forced his way into the motel room along with a second individual Feb. 6. He reportedly wanted to confront the room's occupant, identified only by initials, as part of a dispute over an ex who had stayed with the individual after breaking up with Hubbs.
If you want to know where to find the best fish fry around, or a good shop for antiques or an excellent breakfast spot, there are four women in Farmington who could probably offer some good guidance. Referred to by staff at the city's Rambling River Center as the On the Go Girls, Mary Christensen, Kay Bennett, Sharon Kinard and Leona Tussing like to get out and explore, and they like to do it together. "We just like to go," Bennett said. Some of the women have known each other for years. Kinard and Christensen are sisters, and Tussing is Kinard's neighbor.
Carey and Jessica Tri spent three days in the Dominican Republic over Memorial Day weekend, but their trip wasn't about sandy beaches or fruity drinks. The hotel wasn't very good. The food left their stomachs upset for a few days after they came home. And they can't wait to go back. This wasn't a vacation, at least in the traditional sense. If anything, the couple, co-owners of River's Edge Dental in Farmington, might have worked even harder than they do when they're at home.
You know that moment when you look out the window and all you see is how sunny, warm, and nice it is? You wish you could just go outside and get your tan on, but of course you can't because you're always in that one class with the crabby teacher who thinks fresh air is bad for your health? Now hit rewind on that for five class hours every day and you would probably understand how every high school student is feeling right now. Once it hits 80 degrees, it's all over and there's no getting our attention back. The feelings of the final school days are some of the best.