Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
- Member for
- 9 months 2 days
It’s been nearly six years since I bought my house. In all of those years, I’ve never had air conditioning. Not central air. Not a window unit. Not even a Flintstone-style pterodactyl that would cool me with flaps of it’s giant, leathery wings while occasionally making wisecracks to some unseen audience.
When Kirk Zeaman and David Hartnett bought Farmington's Dunn Bros. coffee shop three years ago they took over a struggling business and built it into a thriving operation. Now, they hope to repeat the process on the other end of the strip mall where their current business is located. Zeaman and Hartnett are nearing the end of a process to turn the space once occupied by Blondie's restaurant into a Ground Round. They hope to open in early to mid September.
A car show and block party in Farmington, square dancing and bluegrass in Rosemount and, for the sporting types, a golf tournament and a road race. What more could you ask for from a July weekend?
Apparently heat trumps greens. With temperatures at around 90 degrees at 2:30 the city of Farmington has called off its farmers market for Thursday, July 18. The city announced the...
There is a bit of a debate going on right now about what, exactly, constitutes a journalist. Does some guy with a blog and an axe to grind deserve to be included in the same category as, say, me? Should I be mentioned in the same breath as someone who works for the New York Times? Where, in other ... um ... sorry. I was distracted for a second. I just got an urgent email from the Times editorial board. All it said was, "No!" But, back to the column.
It appears Kawa Abdulkadir is better at cutting hair than he is at keeping promises to himself. That might be best for everyone. Last week, five years after he swore he would never own another hair salon, Abdulkadir is back behind the chair with Family Clips, a family-friendly shop located at 18400 Pilot Knob Road. Abdulkadir was a hair stylist in London when he met a woman from Minnesota. They got married and he moved to the United States in 1993. He opened his first salon, also called Family Clips, in 1996 and added another one shortly thereafter.
July 5 @bodycopy:Property damage in the fourth degree, 18000 block of Dulcimer Ct. Arson in the second degree, value $1,000 or more, 300 block of Pine St. Burglary, no force, 20600 block of Camden Path July 6 Warrant, service/arrest, 4th Street and WIllow Street July 7 Give police officer false name/birthday/ID card, 212 Street West and Flagstaff Avenue Fraud, other, 19000 block of Embers Ave. Terroristic threats, 18000 block of Pilot Knob Rd. July 8 Larceny, parts from vehicle, 200 block of 3rd St.
Making a suburban city like Rosemount or Farmington friendly to bikers and walkers takes a bit of retrofitting. Cities outside the urban core simply were not built with non-motorized transportation in mind. They were built for cars, and over the years people have gotten used to driving the few miles to the grocery store or to dinner or to a movie.
There is a bit of a debate going on right now about what, exactly, constitutes a journalist. Does some guy with a blog and an axe to grind deserve to be included in the same category as, say, me? Should I be mentioned in the same breath as someone who works for the New York Times?
Summer construction projects are nothing new in school buildings, but this year’s work at Farmington Elementary School is particularly hard to miss.