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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More attorneys have weighed in on the First Judicial District election, with the vast majority throwing their support behind Larry Clark. According to a press release from the Dakota County Bar Association, the organization conducted a plebiscite among its 168 members. Of the 98 who responded, association members supported Larry Clark over incumbent Timothy Blakely 85-7. The polling represents the second known plebiscite issued in the race.
For years there has been no food service operation at the Dakota County Government Center campus in Hastings. But that could soon change, thanks to a recently approved joint powers agreements between Dakota County and Intermediate School District 917. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved that agreement at its regular meeting this week.
Farmington police are investigating claims from two former students at Christian Life School that they were touched inappropriately by a teacher when they attended the school. Police received a report from one student Oct. 11 that the teacher, who currently teaches fifth and sixth grade, had inappropriate contact with her. Police heard from the second student, also female, after news of the investigation was made public.
Last week's column titled "A week filled with traditions" offered a student perspective of the traditions of homecoming. I commend Ms. Seitzinger for her thoughtful articulation of her insights in regards to events that occur outside of the school environment and are perceived as regular and/or characteristic occurrences during homecoming week. However, phone calls from concerned parents and/or community members that are latest victim of vandalism (as that is what the actions described in last week's article are) would suggest that the adults and parents in the community do care.
A 62-year-old Lakeville man was killed and his wife was seriously injured in an accident Saturday afternoon on Cedar Avenue south of Lakeville. According to the Dakota County Sheriff's department Ricky Dean Ball and his wife, Nancy, were riding separate motorcycles southbound on Cedar Avenue, south of 230th Street, when a northbound car trying to turn into a private driveway pulled into their path.
The Farmington School District wants to be your new health club. The district's community education department announced plans Monday to launch Tiger Health Hub, a fitness program that will give the public access to facilities like the fitness center, gym and walking track at Farmington High School and the pool at Levi Dodge Middle School. "We have a lot of fine buildings in the district that we try to make available to the public as much as possible," superintendent Brad Meeks said Monday. Meeks said district employees heard a lot of questions as they gave tours of the new high school abou
Part of the banquet room at Farmington's Rambling River Center was lined with tables on Monday morning, each loaded with a growing collection of towels, board games books and other items donated in anticipation of next weekend's garage sale. There was more to come, but, well, was no room just yet. The seniors still needed the room for line dancing. This is a busy month at Rambling River Center, the city's senior center. The garage sale will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16. There will be a waffle breakfast Oct. 24.
The topic of money came up in several forms at last week's Farmington School Board candidate forum. Five of the seven candidates in this fall's election answered questions about being fiscally responsible, whether they would support bringing an operating levy to voters and whether the district has too many administrators, among other questions. Ron Groves and Rebecca Keeler did not attend the Oct.
The shelves in the basement office at Farmington Community Church are all empty this week. Pastor Luke Wynja has packed the things he wants to take with him and tossed at least some of what he doesn't into a trash can that is filled well beyond its rim. Wynja's now-bare office is just one sign of a church that on Sunday will hold its final service before members go their separate ways. The church, which until 2008 was known as Christ Presbyterian, has existed as a congregation since 1984 and has occupied the little white church on Elm Street since 1992.
The Farmington School Board got what amounts to the beginnings of a construction-project wish list at a special meeting Monday. Board members took a first look at a facilities plan developed over the course of the last year by a group of district employees led by the Cunningham group, an architecture firm. The plan lays out a long list of projects the group felt would improve conditions at district schools. The plan lays out lists of perceived shortcomings at every district-owned building except the new Farmington High School.