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With the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continuing to grow, Xcel Energy is preparing its facilities as well as providing safety information to customers who may be affected. According to a news release Monday, March 18, 2019: Xcel Energy urges caution for customers who now may experience flooding in their homes and businesses. In certain flood-related situations, Xcel Energy may need to disconnect electric and/or natural gas service to ensure customer safety.
While watching the news one evening, Tab Hanson saw a familiar face flash across the screen — it was the same man who a few days earlier hopped into the vacant driver’s seat of Hanson’s vehicle, pulled a gun, told him to get out and then drove away, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
The Farmington Choir department is having its annual Choirpalooza Concert Tuesday, March 19th. Choirpalooza is a panoramic concert featuring sixth-graders, incoming and exiting level choirs at the high school for a broad view of the 6-12 choral program. Each choir will sing a few feature songs as well as combined songs with over 500 voices.
FARMINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a public notification meeting on relocating the Farmington Post Office, currently located at 216 Oak St., at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at City Hall, 430 Third St. In consideration is relocating retail service to the new carrier annex facility located at 113 Elm St. This will allow the Postal Service to use its resources more efficiently and reduce costs.
FARMINGTON — The city of Farmington Fire Department will be holding two recruitment open houses to hire additional paid-on-call firefighters in March. "This is our second year doing events like this," Fire Chief Justin Elvestad said. "Right now, we are in need of candidates that live close to Fire Station 1 but all are encouraged to attend." Those interested can attend one of the following open houses: • March 13, 7 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 21625 Denmark Ave. • March 27, 8 a.m. at Fire Station No. 2, 19695 Municipal Drive.
The Farmington Ambassador Program is seeking a candidate for 2019. The program offers unique growth and educational experiences to young women throughout the city of Farmington, school district, and Castle Rock, Eureka and Empire townships. A $1,200 educational scholarship will be award to each of the three Miss Ambassadors.
Members of the Augustana Choir are preparing for a brief performance tour of the Midwest during spring break, including a stop in Hastings. The focus of the 2019 tour will be "Masterworks of the Sacred European Tradition." The choir is preparing pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Grieg and Vivaldi, with a set of contemporary pieces as well. Under the direction of guest conductor Steve Grives, the choir will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Hastings. All concerts are free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted.
The month of February is National Heart Awareness Month. It is important for us to keep our hearts healthy. A healthy heart allows efficient delivery of oxygenated blood and nutrients to our cells and waste out of our body. Monitoring blood pressure Heart disease is infamously known as the "silent killer" since signs or symptoms often go unnoticed. According to the American Heart Association, blood pressures of less than 120/80 are considered within the normal range. If you have a high blood pressure, please consult your doctor.
Farmington High School hosted the second annual dance showcase For the Love of Dance on Jan. 27. The event welcomed a wide array of dance groups from around the surrounding area. The show was filled with music and dance, from ballroom and Irish dance, to Asian folk dance and hip-hop. A portion of the profits from the event, along with donations, raised over $500 for Dancers Against Cancer. To learn more about Dancers Against Cancer, visit imadanceragainstcancer.org. Photos courtesy of Mik Jak Photography