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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On Saturday afternoon, more than 250 high school athletes will jump, tumble and cheer their way around the gymnasium at Boeckman Middle School. For the first time, Farmington will host the South Suburban Conference competition cheerleading championship. It is the first year of a two-year commitment for the district. The competition rotates among the eight conference schools that have competition cheer teams. That includes both Farmington and Rosemount. The other schools involved are: Eagan, Eastview, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Prior Lake and Lakeville North.
Dave Thompson, who has represented Farmington in the Minnesota Senate since 2010, announced this week he will not seek re-election in November, leaving his District 58 seat up for grabs. Thompson, a Republican who also ran for governor in 2014, said in a statement Tuesday that he plans to move to North Carolina with his family after his current term is over. He will open a new corporate office there for Renters Warehouse, the property management business for which he is currently vice president and general counsel.
A lot happens in a given year in a city like Farmington, and it's only natural at this time of year to take a look back. We've never liked to...
The Farmington School District is making progress on a plan to revamp the fees it charges to groups that want to rent district facilities. Superintendent Jay Haugen presented three options...
Somewhere out there — maybe Orlando, possibly Zurich, but really just about anywhere — there is a necklace that probably means little to the person wearing it, but that means the world to one Farmington woman. Now, with the help of a friend and modern media, that woman hopes to get it back.
I need you to know I’m writing this week’s column under protest. It’s not anything you did. I’m not opposed to bringing this moment of, modestly speaking, world-class entertainment into...
Michelle Michaud is a strong believer in the power of horses. She grew up with the animals, and she has seen them bring people together, give confidence to people who lacked it and help people understand their path in life. That power has been at the center of Can Do Cowgirl, the business Michaud has run for the past several years as a part-time job. It will be an even bigger part of her life now that she has bought Cornerstone Horse Center, a boarding and training facility in Empire Township.
Visits from alumni used to be a lot more chaotic this time of year at Christian Life Academy. Students back on break after their first semester of college would trickle...
In a flurry of wrapping paper and ribbon, the Farmington Police Department’s annual Toys for Town drive came to another successful conclusion Saturday morning. Volunteers selected, wrapped and delivered toys for 250 kids in 80 families. “The entire last month is nerve-wracking. It’s tumultuous,” police chief Brian Lindquist said. “It’s a very demanding month because you are worried you’re not going to have enough in either toys or funds or help, and you get to this Saturday and everything comes together and it all works.
A Farmington Elementary School student stopped Ben Januschka in the hallway one day earlier this month. “I know why you’re retiring,” the student said to his principal, who worked his...