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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He might not have gotten exactly what he was looking for, but a Dakota County Drug Task Force agent's Oct. 26 surveillance has led to felony drug charges against a 29-year-old Lakeville man. The task force agent was conducting surveillance on a Farmington home when he saw a man he recognized as Eric Daniel Kline get into a car and drive away. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office the task force officer knew Kline's driver's license had been revoked. A Farmington police officer stopped Kline's car and asked for Kline's license.
A Faribault man's attempts to avoid paying for license tabs has landed him in trouble for a number of violations. A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy stopped 35-year-old Taras Sharif Walker last March in Castle Rock Township after checking his license plate and discovering it belonged on a maroon Plymouth Voyager, not the gold Plymouth Neon Walker was driving.
When a naked woman walked into Farmington's Anchor Bank last week it didn't take long for the police officers who responded they were dealing with someone who was having psychological problems. It was an unusual situation, but police chief Brian Lindquist described the incident as an extreme example of something that happens on a daily basis rather than something completely out of the ordinary.
A plan by the state of Minnesota to balance its budget by delaying payments to school districts should not have a significant impact in the Farmington School District, finance director Jeff Priess said. The Minnesota Management and Budget department on Tuesday told schools the state will delay $423 million of payments to them this so the state can pay its bills. The missed payments are to be made up by the end of May, but some school leaders say they may have to take out short-term loans. Independent School District 192 took out a loan last year to cover a similar shift. "It certainly isn'
The case of a 17-year-old Christian Life School student involved in a Dec. 11 crash that killed three members of the same family is in the hands of the Dakota County Attorney's office. Lakeville police chief Tom Vonhoff said his department has completed the bulk its investigation into the accident, which killed Debra Buhmann, Shirley Iverson and Alexis Iverson-Ferkul. Police are still waiting for the results of some blood tests, but Vonhoff said he does not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The back wall of the Dakota County Farmington Library has the look of a well-populated aquarium these days. There are snails and starfish, sharks and sea horses. And each of the brightly-colored construction-paper sea creatures represents a child participating in the library's annual Winter Read-to-Me Club. If past clubs are any guide, the wall will only get more crowded. The club has been around for 25 years, and it's proved popular with kids and their parents. Last year, 305 kids signed up to have books read to them by parents or other family members.
When Jessica Slocum brought her son to the doctor Jan. 4 she thought she was just checking on an ear infection. She ended up sleeping on a couch in the hospital for more than two weeks. Skyler Slocum was just getting over an ear infection when his mother brought him to the doctor earlier this month, and she thought he might have another. He threw up on the way to the hospital, though, so when doctors found no problems with his ears, they checked his stomach. That's when they found the lump. The lump wasn't new.
A 21-year-old Farmington man faces felony criminal sexual conduct charges after reportedly receiving oral sex from an underage girl New Year's Day. The Dakota County Sheriff's office received the sexual assault claim Jan. 12 from a home in Empire Township. According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Grant David Hendrickson admitted receiving oral sex from the girl, who is identified only as being younger than 13.
Pam Hutmacher still has to pause when she answers the phone. "Thank you for calling ... Hair Hut. How can I help you? Remembering the name of your business is apparently just one of the challenges you have to deal with when you're serving as your own boss for the first time after 35 years of working for other people. Business ownership was never one of Hutmacher's goals.
If everything had gone according to plan, Jeff Turner would have been in Haiti last week. He would have been in Port-au-Prince, at a conference held at a medical center. And he very well might not have survived. Turner was scheduled to travel to Haiti last week as part of a mission trip but he pulled out a month ago because he couldn't put a team together. The center where Turner would have been attending his conference was destroyed by the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed thousands.