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More than 550 Farmington fourth-grade students participated in the 15th annual Pollution Prevention Day at Rambling River Park on Sept. 12. Participants rotated through five sessions, learning about waste and energy reduction, water quality, recycling and overall environmental responsibility. T he event was sponsored by the city of Farmington, Dakota Electric Association, the Dakota County [...]

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The Dakota County Community Development Agency will be hosting its annual Senior Showcase 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. The Senior Showcase features five CDA Senior Housing Developments located throughout Dakota County that will be open for public tours. Senior Showcase locations include: Cahill Commons, 5840 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights Cameo Place, 3101 [...]

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Business holding open house Sept. 27 hen Steve Finden started the Dakota County Lumber company 30 years ago with borrowed money from his father-in-law K.H. Stolen, there was no telling what the business and Farmington would become. Like the city of Farmington, there have been many changes to Dakota County Lumber since the 1980s. It [...]

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When residents enter the voting booth on Nov. 4, residents will have two choices for Dakota County sheriff. Current Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows is not seeking re-election. When the filing closed last May, Herb Kotek and Tim Leslie both had entered the race. Leslie is actively campaigning while the campaign website Kotek listed at [...]

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After spending most of 2014 under reconstruction, the Farmington Library is ready to officially reopen its doors. The library his holding a grand reopening ceremony scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, which will include a dedication and special remarks. There will also be a celebration during the day titled “Big Family Fun Day” Oct. 4. [...]

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Kids & Family Expo offers free information, entertainment KIDSPO seems to have made an impression last year. One local family told organizers that KIDSPO entered their kitchen table language after they attended the inaugural expo in 2013. “Every time we talk about doing something fun during the weekend that involves a carnival or bounce houses, [...]

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