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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...
Food is everywhere in Karen Ogden's new shop, but there's not a bite to eat. There are olives and gumdrops on greeting cards, and colorful peppers on a canvas hung on the wall. There are serving bowls and aprons and wine-bottle candle holders that are a step or two up, artistically speaking, from the wax-covered chianti bottles you might find at a cheap Italian restaurant.
Farmington's Light of the World Lutheran Church has made open arms a part of its identity over the past six years. They confirm it out loud every Sunday during services. Now, they have it in writing. The congregation recently approved a formal welcoming statement that makes clear the church's doors are open to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, criminal record or history with the church.
A pair of Farmington School Board decisions in coming weeks could lower taxes for district residents while also taking away some control over future tax bills. The changes are possible because of legislation enacted this year in Minnesota that allows school districts to shift the burden of some of its tax levies and to change who decides whether the money is levied at all. The result could be a reduction of $611,430 in the amount District 192 residents pay on the school portion of their tax bills.