The Farmington Fire Department's annual Fire Prevention Open House is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fire Station No. 2, 19695 Municipal Drive. The open house is free to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the fire station and fire trucks. Sparky the Pup will be there for family pictures, and if weather permits, the North Memorial Air Care helicopter and crew will be there.
The Farmington Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Open House is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Fire Station No. 2, 19695 Municipal Drive. The open house is free to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the fire station and fire trucks. Sparky the Pup will be there for family pictures, and if weather permits, the North Memorial Air Care helicopter and crew will be there.
The Front Porch Players of Rosemount is in rehearsal for the opening of "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde, directed by Keith Reed. The original four-act version will be presented. Several characters not seen in the commonly used three-act version will be included. This production involves a large cast and complex staging. The show runs at 7 p.m. Fridays, at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m., Oct. 5-13, at the Rosemount Steeple Center Theater, 14375 S. Robert Trail.
Speaking of Kids will be a series of free seminars offered by Farmington and Lakeville School Districts from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Meadowview Elementary School Cafetorium, 6100 195th St. W., Farmington. The topic will be Parents Night Out with keynote speaker Solvieg Brown. She will share the latest research on what parents deal in the realm of safety, screen time, curbing entitlement, keeping kids healthy, promoting achievement, work-life balance and more. Parents can hear strategies to solve tough parenting challenges in the first Speaking of Kids seminar.
Hiring and retaining employees can be difficult regardless of the type and size of employer. To help employers overcome hiring challenges, the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board will host the Workforce Summit: Get Ready to Change — Make Your Team Future-proof. Keynote speakers include Deon Clark of TCI Solutions and R.T. Rybak, former Minneapolis mayor and current president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation. The half-day summit will also include: • roundtable sessions on 12 key employment topics
Brent Newville, an instructor in the Heavy Duty Truck Technology program at Dakota County Technical College, was recognized as the 2018 Minnesota Teachers of Transportation and Industrial Areas Instructor of the Year. Newville received the award during the MTTIA 2018 Summer Conference, a technical sessions and trade show held in early August at Central Lakes Community College in Brainerd, Minn.
FARMINGTON — The Dakota County Fairgrounds is hosting the 2018 Support Our Troops Haunted House from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 12-13. In its 16th year, the haunt continues to expand, getting rave reviews and many repeat visitors. This year's theme is "Obsession," which is based on a real-life couple who were obsessed with haunted houses and the macabre.
Empire Township invites the public to review the Environmental Assessment Worksheet regarding the proposed Dakota aggregate mine expansion located at 19379 Clayton Ave., Empire Township. The project will expand the mine to a total of 127.4 acres, which includes the active mining area. The mining operations are expected to be completed in 2024. Copies of the EAW, which document the purpose and need for the project, along with the anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts, are available for the public beginning during regular business hours at the following locations:
Bogart's 21st annual chili cook-off will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at its location in Apple Valley. Prizes for first, second and third place, plus people's choice. Judging starts at 11 a.m. Call 952-432-1515 to get your name on the list or for more information. Free to enter and $5 for an endless bowl of chili. Net proceeds benefit Rosemount and Apple Valley Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, helping military service members and their families.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced he will seek re-election. Backstrom was appointed in September 1987 by the Dakota County Board and been elected seven times since 1990.