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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May 15 marked my halfway point of the walk. It suddenly hit me that it really is just flying by and its amazing how far a person can come by just getting up and walking every day. It also made me realize I'm running out of time to fundraise for my goal of raising $100,000 for Action Against Hunger's Haiti Relief fund by the time I reach Miami on July 4. So far we've raised a little over $10,000 through Facebook and the web site, which is simply brilliant!
Pat Pariseau's final session as a Minnesota Senator ended with a flurry of activity and some sleepless nights. Pariseau, the Farmington resident who is retiring after 21 years in the Senate, went most of last weekend without sleep as legislators wrapped up their business. But she said she rarely felt tired. She went from the capitol to church Sunday morning without so much as a stop at home to freshen up. The Minnesota Legislature finished its most important work Monday morning, but Rep.
ST. PAUL -- It took more than 10 extra hours, but Minnesota legislators finally finished their most important job of 2010 and went home for the year this morning. The Housed voted 97-32 and the Senate 52-14 for a bill that covered a nearly $3 billion state budget deficit. The final vote came at 10:30 a.m. today and ended a brief special session called because lawmakers could not meet their midnight deadline. The measure in a large part follows budget cuts Gov.
The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged a 33-year-old Farmington man with driving with a canceled license and driving without insurance following an April 30 traffic stop. A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy talked with Troy Allen Joyce around 5:45 p.m. in Castle Rock Township. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office the deputy pulled into a driveway behind Joyce and spoke with him as he got out of the car. According to the complaint Joyce provided a picture ID but said he did not have a driver's license.
What Minnesota Twins player shared American League Rookie of the Year honors? How many winning seasons did Tom Kelly have? Which Twin shares the record for being hit by a pitch in a single game? Jim Hoey knows the answers to those questions, and he's got a lot more like them in Minnesota Twins Trivia, a new book that features more than 1,000 Twins Trivia questions.
When I bought my house in November of 2007 I got a place to call my own, a break from landlord-controlled living and a living space big enough that I can have one room set aside just for my bikes. Well, my bikes and the several bags of recycling I have yet to take out. But that's not really the point. I also got a back yard made up mostly of dirt, trees and something I've come to learn is commonly known as creeping charlie. I don't really know gardening, but it's been suggested this is an undesirable thing. When I first moved in I didn't know the state of the yard.
Soybeans are taking over Vida Raine's life.
A proposal to cut five elementary school teachers for the 2010-11 school year did not sit well with a group of parents who showed up at Monday's District 192 School Board meeting.
The members of Farmington's VeZuVeUz have their route to rock and roll stardom all mapped out. It started with a show at Criss Cross Pizza in North Oaks, continues with a May 22 show at Farmington's Ugly Mug and then moves on to bigger venues like First Avenue and Target Center in Minneapolis. There are a few details to work out still -- the Ugly Mug show is the only one that's actually on the schedule right now -- but they've got time to figure out the finer points of becoming superstars.
When it comes to crossing the road, Farmington's ducklings might want to get a little advice from the chicken. In separate incidents in two parts of town May 5 police, public works employees and Farmington residents rescued 20 ducks from storm sewers along city streets. The the dueling ducks-in-distress calls came in about half an hour apart last Wednesday morning. The first incident happened along Eighth Street near Main.