Students from 13 schools descended upon Farmington High School April 13 for their first-annual Middle School Band Festival. Bands traveled from nearby districts including Lakeville and Northfield, as well as more distant communities including Kasson-Mantorville and Austin. This opportunity afforded middle school ensembles an opportunity to perform for their peers in the high school's Recital Hall, as well as spend time working with musical adjudicators.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State speech Monday night, Jan. 23, getting up and walking away a few minutes later. It was not immediately clear what happened to him. When he got up, he waved and walked to a back room. The governor was more than 40 minutes into his annual speech in front of a joint meeting of the House and Senate when he simply fell to the floor. in front a packed state House chamber.