In Farmington, incumbent Jason Bartholomay is running for the two four-year seats along with David McMillen and Tim Pitcher. Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty did not file for re-election. Jason Bartholomay, incumbent Age: 40 Address: 19630 Estes Path, Farmington, Occupation: Therapist Family: Wife: Jennifer; children: Madelynn and Ethan Qualifications: I have served on Farmington’s City [...]

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Two candidates are vying for the open Dakota County sheriff position, which was previously held by Dave Bellows. Tim Leslie and Herb Kotek are the candidates for the office. Tim Leslie Age: 56 Address: Mendota Heights Occupation: Chief deputy sheriff Family: Spouse Julie, married since 1982, daughter Laura, 29; son Dan, 27; his spouse Megan, [...]

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In the race for Dakota County Board in District 1, incumbent Mike Slavik is facing a challenge from Mark Henry. Both candidates advanced from a three-person primary in August. Mike Slavik, incumbent Age: 36 Address: 701 5th St. W., Hastings Occupation: Dakota County commissioner, Realtor, and small business owner Family: Married to Maria (Werner) Slavik [...]

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Nightmare on Zoo Boulevard A night of fright and fun is planned from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. This new Halloween party for ages 21 and older includes music by DJ Youngstar, a strolling magician, creepy animal encounters and more. Dress to impress for the (optional) costume contest, [...]

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To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Books Mystery Writers Workshop with author Marilyn Jax, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Free. Comedy Byron Bowers and Jon Rudnitsky, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake. Mature [...]

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An opening reception for “Inspired Images,” an exhibit by the Minnesota Watercolor Society, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Ames Center in Burnsville. An awards presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 30 at the [...]

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