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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Jim Hoey is probably not the guy you'd want to face off against in a high-stakes game of Minnesota sports trivia. Pick a subject, and there's a good chance he's literally written the book. Just in time for football season, Hoey, a longtime middle school teacher in Farmington and a former sports writer for this paper, has published his third collection of trivia, this time focusing on the Minnesota Vikings. It joins collections dedicated to the Twins and the Minnesota State High School hockey tournament on his bookshelf.
It's easy to forget sometimes the kind of diversity you can find in Farmington if you take the time to look. Certainly, the population is largely white, mostly middle class, but there are some resources here you wouldn't necessarily expect to find in a city of just over 20,000 on the edge of a metropolitan area. Consider the city's religious communities. There are the expected Lutheran and Catholic churches. There are Methodists and Baptists. But that is far from all.
Farmington has a more diverse religious community than the casual observer might realize. There are Lutherans and Catholics and Baptists, of course, but there are also a few options you might not expect to find. Drive east on Highway 50 and you can find a Buddhist temple, complete with resident monks. Walk through downtown and you could come across a Hindu community.
Firefighters from Farmington and Lakeville responded to a fire that did signficant damage to one Farmington home and at least surface damage to two others late Friday afternoon. Farmington firefighters...
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School starts next week in Farmington and Rosemount. You probably knew that. On Tuesday morning, kids in new-for-school outfits will file back through classroom doors. They will push backpacks into lockers and squeeze themselves into desks. Then, presumably, they will immediately start counting down the days until summer break.
The new head of Farmington High School's athletics and activities departments has been a teacher, coach, athletic director and, most recently, a principal. The Farmington School District introduced Bill Tschida Monday night as its new assistant principal and activities director. He replaces Jon Summer, who left earlier this year to take a similar position at Chaska High School. Summer's title at FHS did not include assistant principal.
A 25-year-old Farmington man has been arrested for breaking windows on five police squad cars. Police arrested the man after he turned himself in Monday night. The Farmington resident now faces one count of first degree criminal damage to property for his actions Sunday night. According to Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist, the man turned himself in around 8:15 p.m. Monday, after news of his alleged vandalism hit the city of Farmington's Facebook page and local news websites.
Students in the Farmington High School class of 2014 will know exactly where they stand academically on graduation day. Next year's seniors might not be so sure. FHS administrators have pulled back, at least for now, on a plan to stop reporting class rank. They heard complaints from a number of parents about the plan, which was set to go into effect this school year.
About 50 people came out for the Color Dash Sunday at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Participants ran a 5K and were hit with colored powder every kilometer. The event raised...