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Dakota County is providing free travel training to help people increase their mobility and independence. Travel Training is a service offered through the new GoDakota initiative to improve access to communities for older adults and people with disabilities in Dakota County. The training teaches individuals and groups about public and private transportation options available across the county and how to use them.
CASS COUNTY, Minn. -- A 9-year-old boy died in one of two ATV crashes in Cass County over the weekend, law enforcement officials said Monday, June 4. The other crash involved two Farmington youth, who were not seriously injured.
Randolph Public Schools will host an open house June 7 so people can learn and ask questions about the Dakota County Road 88 reconstruction. The county proposed rebuilding County Road 88 in Randolph Township from Highway 65 to Highway 52. The purpose is to improve safety, increase mobility and improve pavement quality, according to a news release from Dakota County.
Candidate filings closed Tuesday, June 5 with several area contested races including a four-way race for two Rosemount City Council seats. The filing period for Farmington is July 31 through August 14. Mark DeBettignies and Paul Essler filed the first day and appeared to have no challengers until the last day when Tammy Block and Shaun Nelson both filed.
Visit Dakota County Library this summer to help your kids develop literacy skills and an appreciation for reading and learning. Summer Discovery begins Wednesday, June 6, and ends Saturday, Aug. 18. Kids from birth through 12th grade can sign up online or at all Dakota County Library locations except Galaxie Library in Apple Valley, which is closed for remodeling.
The invasive, tree-killing insect emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the city of Rosemount, according to a news release May 29 from Parks Supervisor Tom Schuster. The beetle was confirmed May 18 on private property just south of Rosemount High School by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the release states. The property owner alerted the city to the presence of emerald ash borer.
The Front Porch Players of Rosemount will hold audition Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22, for "The Old Cookie Shop." Times at 6-8 p.m. in the Steeple Center Assembly Hall. Auditioning will require reading from the script. The melodrama will be part of the Rosemount Area Arts Council's 2018 "ART BLAST." The show will be staged at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21.
Students decorated Farmington High School gym with evergreens and birch bark candles for prom 2018, which had the them “Welcome to the Forest.”
Farmington Just For Kix participated in the Just For Kix Together We Dance national competition in Rochester, Minn., April 27-29. The competition was made up of over 785 performances, 4,300 dancers and roughly 14,000 spectators at The Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.