Mail carriers in Farmington and Rosemount hope to do a little more heavy lifting than usual on Saturday, and more picking up than they do in a typical day. Saturday is the 21st edition of the national letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. In addition to dropping off mail, carriers will spend their day picking up food donations left by residents. Residents should get paper grocery bags and more information about the drive in their mail this week. Farmington mail carrier Shane Hoff said the idea behind the food drive makes a lot of sense.
20 years ago From the May 6, 1963 edition of the Farmington Independent and the May 7, 1963 edition of the Rosemount Town Pages Youth hockey given priority on ice time over Lakeville junior varsity After two council members voiced concerns about potential costs to taxpayers, the city council voted four to one May 3 to grant part of the Farmington Youth Hockey Association (FYHA) request for prime ice time in the city ice arena.... The association had requested the early evening ice time now used by Lakeville High School.
Rumor has it winter is finally over. I'll believe it when I see it. I know many of you agree this has been about the strangest end to winter ever. I thought the night when the snow was falling intensely while the communities were testing their tornado sirens was a scene right out of The Twilight Zone. But Glory, Alleluia! The temperatures are rising! Of course, you realize, that brings with it restless teenagers. For that matter, restless adults are roaming the halls here as well. Suddenly, the snow has melted, and we're presenting the Spring OnStage this weekend.
Before my nephew and his wife bought a house a few weeks ago, he called his mother to ask if it was in a safe neighborhood. You can imagine my sister's surprise when she heard the address.
Plenty of people think they have a lousy job. They daydream about winning the lottery or about writing the Great American Novel or, if the research I did for last week's column is any indication, about finding a generous sugar daddy to keep them in the manner to which they would like to become accustomed. For most, though, it's all idle complaints. Maybe their job is bad. Maybe it's just a lousy day. For the most part, it's all just a matter of opinion. I, on the other hand, have proof.
In the hopes of diverting 4 to 8 percent of organic waste from area landfills by 2020, Dakota County is asking for ideas on how best to achieve that goal. The county will accept letters of interest from commercial or institutional food service or food waste generators, not-for-profit organizations involved in food recovery or waste reduction, local units of government, licensed waste haulers and Licensed waste facility owners or operators Interested respondents should submit a letter no more than two pages long to environmental specialist Steve Pincuspy at firstname.lastname@example.org or D
Rosemount High School will pit good versus evil this weekend with this year's edition of OnStage, the school's annual musical variety show. The theme of this year's show is Heroes and Villains, and musical numbers will draw from both sides of the good-guy/bad-guy spectrum. The show runs Thursday through Sunday at the RHS Performing Arts Center. All shows were sold out as of Tuesday night.
Just about a year from now, Rosemount Middle School band students will perform a piece of music nobody in the world has ever heard. The RMS band is working with Australian composer Jodie Blackshaw on a piece Blackshaw will write specifically for the band through a program called Band Quest. Over the course of several months Blackshaw will write her music and check in with students through Facebook and other means.
This week's Pets of the Week are six kittens who came to Last Hope along with their mother after being found stray. The kittens, a mix of male and female, came in wild but seem very friendly now. They are all in good health and looking for families to take them in. For more information about this kittens or other Last Hope animals, or about Last Hope, call 651-463-8747 or visit www.last-hope.org .
When the District 196 School Board voted last year to add three data analysis days to the calendar for the 2012-13 school year, the idea was to give teachers a chance to work together to figure out the best way to help students learn. Last week, the district took that idea and made it even bigger. With its first Curriculum-Instruction-Assessment Institute, the district brought all of its teachers and administrators together and let them talk about what they do.