Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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If they know it at all, most people probably know the Dakota County Agricultural Society as the group that puts on the county fair each year. At its core, though, the group exists to promote agriculture. So when ag society board member Mark Henry heard the city of Farmington was talking about discontinuing its popular summer farmers’ market, he figured the event was a natural fit for the fairgrounds. “We have the perfect spot down there on Third Street,” Henry said. “It should work out beautiful.”
I came to a bit of an uncomfortable realization a couple of summers ago. As I went through the paperwork associated with hiring our most recent high school interns, I...
The Farmington High School outdoors club held its second annual major outing last month, and while participation was up over last year’s trip to the Boundary Waters, assistant principal Dan...
Midwest Dental is new to Farmington, but the company isn’t wasting any time making itself part of the community. The new dental clinic, which opens for business June 6, has made it a priority even before it’s open to connect with its new home. The clinic is a sponsor of this season’s shows at Children’s Castle Theater, and it supported last year’s Ramble Jam country music festival.
As a visitor left her office at the Dakota Communications Center last week, Diane Lind offered a warning about the traffic on 160th Street. Drivers don’t always follow the speed limit, she said, and trucks sometimes blow through the stoplight at Highway 3. Presumably it would look bad if the county’s 911 dispatch center got a call about someone so soon after he walked out their front door.
On a recent Thursday morning, a group of Farmington High School freshmen finally got a chance to learn some of the truth behind the stories they’d heard all year long...
One year after the two sides started talking, the Farmington School District reached a tentative contract agreement with its teachers’ union May 25. Negotiating teams for the district and its...
Farmington held its annual Memorial Day ceremonies Sunday and Monday. There were ceremonies Sunday at Farmington Lutheran Cemetery and Castle Rock Valley Cemetery and the community's primary ceremony Monday morning at Corinthian Cemetery.
Farmington graduate Amber Hegland will be among 11 former Gopher student-athletes inducted into the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame. The newest group of hall-of-famers will be officially inducted during the “M” Club’s annual Hall of Fame banquet, which will be held at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 20. “I am delighted for the 11 newest members of our Hall of Fame and excited to be there as their names are placed forever among other Minnesota legends,” “M” Club director George Adzick said.
As I type these words, there is a man I do not know sloshing around in my basement. There are a couple of things wrong with that sentence. First, I...