ROSEMOUNT—The creativity from one young artist is being celebrated leading up to Rosemount's summer festival. Amelia Zaske designed and drew the winning image for the 2018 Leprechaun Days button. "It is really cool — I have never done anything like this before," Zaske said. As a native of Rosemount, Zaske, 12, will be a seventh-grader at Rosemount Middle School this fall.
FARMINGTON — Police arrested a suspect nearly 39 hours after a stabbing took place in a residential kitchen on Walnut Street. Giao Cong Bui, 28, was arrested Tuesday, July 3, as a tip led officers to Bui in front of the Dollar Tree at the Farmington Mall, Sgt. Jim Murphy said. Police were called to a house in the 400 block of Walnut Street at 10:22 p.m. Sunday, July 1. A 911 call came in from a friend who found the victim in the kitchen.
FARMINGTON—The science of math is black and white since equations have one correct answer. But teacher Janee Johnson likes to engage all whom she meets about the value of learning math and the power of thinking about math. She believes math is greater than algebra or understanding geometry.
FARMINGTON—Brianna Ostoff is the new director who will lead the umbrella of programs under Farmington Community Education. Ostoff, 34, joins the administrative district staff after working five years for Independent School District 191 in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage schools as a youth service coordinator. "Farmington caught my eye because of your superintendent and his vision to bring innovation into your school district," Ostoff said. "I love Farmington because it focuses on the social and emotional development of all ages."
EMPIRE TOWNSHIP—Imagine chilling on a blanket in the warm weather under the big sky of Whitetail Woods Regional Park and listening to tunes. If you have not traveled the short jaunt to Whitetail, you have been missing out since it is located halfway between Rosemount and Farmington in Empire Township. Now there are three free Music in the Park concerts to take in this summer.
FARMINGTON — From a fuel fire igniting an auto repair shop to celebratory rainbow snow cones with firefighters under blue skies, one year makes a difference. A blaze nearly extinguished the dreams of business owner Eric Zeimet last summer, but the community celebration was much brighter and well wishes were warmer at the open house at EZ Auto Repair. "We wanted to hold off on the grand opening until our one-year mark and that was yesterday on June 21," Zeimet said.
FARMINGTON—A young hometown girl will sing her heart out and bring a little trouble at a park concert this week. The Trouble Clefs featuring Montana Monet will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in Rambling River Park. All are welcome to attend the free concert and can bring blankets or chairs to relax in the green space.
FARMINGTON — Upgrades at the Schmitz-Maki Arena will get underway this summer and some work is slated to be complete by fall. Farmington City Council approved $9,500 to hire Wold Architects and Engineers at the Monday, June 18, meeting. Requests for proposals related to preliminary design work and construction cost were mailed to three consulting firms: Stantec, Stevens Engineering and Wold. "All three firms have experience in the design of arena improvement projects," said Randy Distad, city parks and recreation director.
On your next visit to the Farmington McDonald's, you may want to eat inside and check out the new kiosks. If you are picking up food in the drive-thru, soon you will notice a new outdoor digital menu. The Farmington McDonald's hosted reopening Monday, June 18, after a month of remodeling the interior. "It is part of McDonald's vision for the restaurants to upgrade all 14,000 restaurants across the system by the year 2020," said Kay Butler, franchise owner of the Farmington and Rosemount restaurants among other locations in the state.
This collectible shimmers like a white knight in shining armor. Bob and Ruth Pryor parked their Chevy two hours before the 2018 Farmington Dew Days Car Cruise on Saturday, June 16, then fired it up for the drive despite sunny, sweltering temperatures. The next day the Pryors drove their Chevy Bel Air to the annual Father's Day car show in Red Wing. The drive their car as often as they can and said like to take part in summer car cruises like the two upcoming car shows sponsored by the Farmington Business Association.