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Editorial: Get out and enjoy summer

Summer fun starts in earnest this week.

Students are out of school. A gray, rainy spring appears to finally be providing at least some hope of sunshine, and Dew Days is on the schedule.

Most Farmington residents won't need an introduction to Dew Days. It's been a fixture in the city for decades, bringing bed races and pig kissing, live music and plenty of food to town for residents to enjoy.

Those of our readers in Rosemount should have a pretty good idea what it's all about, too. They'll help continue the summer celebrations next month with Leprechaun Days. And from there, it's just a couple of weeks until the start of the Dakota County Fair.

That's a lot of opportunities to get out and see what your community has to offer. It's also a good chance to see what's going on elsewhere.

That's one of the advantages to covering two cities with one newspaper. If you're open to doing a little exploring -- to getting in a car or climbing onto a bike and going seven miles down the road -- there are lots of new things you can discover. Rosemount residents who otherwise might not have known Dew Days was going on can read our coverage this week and come check it out. Farmington residents can return the favor next month. Beds will give way to bathtubs -- and toilets -- on the racecourse. But the celebrations still have plenty in common. They're all about bringing people together to have a good time.

That's true within a community, and it can be true for neighboring communities.

Summer's here. Get out and explore. Take advantage of it, and have some fun.