FARMINGTON — Imagine walking a 5K each day to retrieve clean water for your family. Farmington High School Creates Change Club will be raising funds to make clean water more accessible for the school's adopted village in Kopsongol, Kenya. Everyone is welcome to take part in the Walk for Water event Friday, May 10. Not a drop in the bucket
FARMINGTON — Mystic Meadows residents made their presence known at a meeting April 23 to find out more information about the encroachment issue and the future of Lake Ann from city leaders. The meeting was held in the atrium of Akin Road Elementary School in Farmington. Residents were seated at round tables and were asked to answer questions on forms placed on the table that will be returned to city staff and the council to review. History of Mystic Meadows City engineer Katy Gehler said the housing development took shape on farm fields in 2005.
ROSEMOUNT — This spring, area youth and families can enjoy new, colorful playground equipment at Winds Park. Rosemount Parks and Recreation Director Dan Schultz shared a playground proposal with Rosemount City Council during its April 16 meeting. City Council approved purchasing new playground equipment for $80,000 from St. Croix Recreation/Burke in Burnsville. Rosemount Parks and Recreation Commission and the Rosemount Youth Commission approved the city park upgrade after a meeting Feb. 21, alongside neighborhood residents.
FARMINGTON — Wearing T-shirts sporting the slogan "#Save Lake Ann," residents have banded together to start a movement to communicate and challenge the city of Farmington. The group presented four action items to Farmington City Council prior to the April 23 community meeting. Four action items Scott Bernatz, a resident of Farmington's Mystic Meadows development for seven years, said the group has collected nearly 200 signatures in an active petition.
Farmington High School choral musicians plan to raise spirits at a cabaret concert complete with song and dance performed with a classy, modern night club-style that gives off a smooth jazz vibe. "The thing I love about cabaret is students truly prepare everything themselves and they learn the process of finding a song that is appropriate," said choral director Megan Dimich. Students will be dressed in formal cabaret attire with suits, ties and dresses.
ROSEMOUNT — Imagine Red Hat Ladies eager to hear Marie Osmond sing in "The Sound of Music" show up to find out they will be spectators watching a scandalous evening of adult theatre ablaze? The juxtaposition of prim and proper etiquette comes into question when church lady friends and Red Hat Ladies Society members embark on an evening of adventure as they watch a scandalous show called "Bedroom Bedlam."
ROSEMOUNT — National site selectors recently flew in to Minnesota to tour open and available business and industrial land in Rosemount with plans to find a spot to potentially develop. The site selector company toured the UMore land area two weeks ago. "It went really well and they asked all the right questions," Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin said. "They flew in and out, and they did not go to any other Minnesota sites ... so that is great news."
FARMINGTON — Progress and patience were discussed at the annual Farmington State of the City address held Monday, April 22, inside City Hall. Community, business and city leaders were all present at the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce-hosted event. Leading Farmington Farmington Mayor Todd Larson spoke about city services, the library, parks and trails. He commended public safety staff who keep residents safe and give back to the community with fundraising efforts.
FARMINGTON — When Jennifer Gabbard was a girl, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer and practicing law inside an office outfitted with a big oak desk and leather chair. Today she is happy she found her calling in city government where she can combine her passion of working within a city's legal realms and alongside teams of people in many facets of city government. Gabbard, 44, is the new human resources director for the City of Farmington that currently employs about 92 full-time staff and 30 ongoing, part-time and seasonal summer workers.
ROSEMOUNT — Fans of the Rolling Stones can celebrate the band's music at an upcoming tribute concert in Rosemount. Rosemount Area Arts Council will bring Tumblin' Dice to the Steeple Center at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. Tumblin' Dice members said the tribute band does not attempt to be a clone of the Rolling Stones, but the musicians take pride in performing more in a parody style that all find fun with the showmanship and performance.