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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A federal education jobs bill will mean an additional $1.3 million for hiring in the Farmington School District, but the money doesn't come without some questions attached. The money, part of a nationwide effort to help school districts preserve jobs, is designated for school-level employees, not administration. But because the money is a one-time payment it's hard for the district to make long-term plans for a position.
Cooler weather and shorter days are one sign of the changing seasons. They're fine if you're some kind of meteorology nerd. The kind of person who gets excited about low-pressure fronts and hail sizes.
As the weather turns cooler and winter starts to once again seem like an inevitability, there's at least one group of Farmington residents that couldn't be happier. While many Farmington residents are savoring onset of autumn, the Farmington Sno Tigers will celebrate Sept. 18 in anticipation of winter's first heavy snows. The club will hold its third annual winter expo starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Farmington American Legion. The event will feature displays from area snowmobile dealerships, a swap meet and food, among other things.
With a potentially expensive trial date looming, Independent School District 192 and the architect that designed its new high school have reached a settlement on a nearly two-year-old dispute. The settlement, approved 5-0 Monday by the Farmington School Board, includes more than $4.2 million in payments to the district from DLR Group, $600,000 of which will be paid as charitable donations to the district's construction fund over three years beginning next September.
When the Farmington School Board came calling, Craig Davis figured he might as well lend a hand. Davis, who served on the board from 2002 to 2007, was appointed Sept. 9 to serve the nearly four months left in the term of board chair Bob Heman, who stepped down three weeks ago and withdrew from the Nov. 2 school board election, citing the time commitment the job demanded. Heman announced his decision in a message to board members and was not present Aug.
How do you celebrate Labor Day, exactly? Maybe you celebrate by taking a break from your usual laborious schedule at the office, at school or wherever you spend your working hours. You might take in a parade, have a picnic or just spend some quiet time at home. I have always viewed Memorial Day and Labor Day merely as the two bookends to the series of novels which would comprise my summer. Even though the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox herald the official start and end of summer, Memorial Day and Labor Day served as my practical start and end to summer.
With a trial date looming, Independent School District 192 and the architect that designed its new high school have reached a settlement on a nearly two-year-old lawsuit. The settlement, approved 5-0 Monday by the Farmington School Board, includes more than $4.2 million in payments to the district from DLR Archtects and Engineers, $600,000 of which will be paid as charitable donations to the district's construction fund over three years beginning next September.
Voters may have backed a Goodhue County judge in the August primary election, but a poll of Minnesota lawyers shows overwhelming support for his opponent. According to a poll conducted by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Larry Clark leads incumbent Timothy Blakely 72 to 28 percent in the race for First District Court judge. Forty-six lawyers in the judicial district were polled, with 33 voting for Clark and 13 backing Blakely. The poll runs in stark contrast to primary results, where Blakely won comfortably.
A missing headlight earlier this year has led to more serious charges against a 38-year-old Farmington man. Farmington police stopped Michael Lyle Stucky on July 6 after noticing his missing driver's-side headlight.
A 28-year-old Lakeville woman faces two felony theft charges and a felony charge of receiving stolen property for reportedly stealing prescription medication and jewelry from the home of a Farmington woman for whom she provided in-home care. The patient's husband began to get suspicious in March of this year that the personal care worker, Kristin Michelle Poppa, was stealing his wife's medication. He told police he took some of his wife's extra Vicodin out of its regular bottle and hid it. Then, he tracked the number of pills in the hidden bottle.