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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To the editor, The editorial of Oct. 10 presented a case for the city of Farmington to engage in liquor retail, namely that profits and promotional gifts benefit the city...
Many of you have heard of Shidor, the Second Hand Store in Farmington. What you may not know about it and the store's owner, Michelle Overbey, is what really makes Shidor so special. Michelle has a deep-rooted passion to help people, and Shidor makes that possible. A percentage of the proceeds are funneled into Salt and Light to mentor and help single parents purchase a home. Michelle also uses the store to help people who are in need. I have seen her in action on many occasions.
Louis Schmitz, who helped start Farmington's first youth hockey league and organized the city's first girls hockey program decades before the sport was recognized at the high school level, died Dec. 29 from complications related to stomach cancer. Schmitz, 85, was at home when he died. He was born to John and Anna Schmitz Aug. 21, 1926 in Red Lake Falls. Schmitz served in the Navy during World War II. He came to Farmington in 1954 when his job transferred him from Red Lake Falls.