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The Farmington High School debate team hosted its first Tiger Invitational on Nov. 7. The coaches said the students “brought it again” in Varsity Semis, fourth in JV, and lots of top level finishes and speaker awards. “So proud of you all!” they said in a Twitter post.

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Parents interested in having their child attend a Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan magnet school for the 2021-22 school year must submit an application by Jan. 6 to be considered for one of the five elementary magnet schools and by Feb. 10 for Valley Middle School of STEM.

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Farmington Elementary School’s Kim Bollesen said the school broke out the personalized foam high 5’s on Oct. 29. “Air high 5’s of course!” she wrote in a Twitter post. “Love greeting the kids with these! I also was able to break out my fanny pack speaker to do some dancing with the kids! Aft…

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Fare For All is offering holiday food packages for $30 each from 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at Easter Lutheran, 4545 Pilot Knob Road.

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Farmington is expected to have a new mayor and two new City Council members after Tuesday's election put Joshua Hoyt as the runaway leader for mayor, and Steve Wilson and Katie Porter leaders for two, four-year council seats. Porter's lead over third-place finisher Council Member Robyn Craig…

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There are many people waiting to vote in Farmington as the polls have officially closed in Minnesota. Minnesota law says that those people who are in line as of 8 p.m. can still vote. It is apparent that vote totals will be slow from Farmington, which will have an impact on the city of Farmi…

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COVID-19 concerns delayed and eventually canceled Apple Valley resident Rick Anderson and friends’ 12th annual bike event this year, but individual sales and a special appointment-only pop-up sale at Dan Sjolseth’s Superior Service Center were successful. Anderson and his team donated $33,15…

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Schools in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan celebrated Unity Day during the week of Oct. 19-23. While Unity Day was on Oct. 21, some schools observed the annual day that encourages people to stand together against bullying and unite for acceptance and kindness for the entire week. According …

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The Farmington Patriotic Day Committee said it has made the difficult decision to cancel Farmington Patriotic Day event this year. This annual event honors the country and the veterans who have served and are serving it. Over 1,200 people regularly attend Patriotic Day, which aims to promote…

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Kindergarten students at North Trail Elementary School in the Farmington School District participated in a fire safety presentation by the Lakeville Fire Department on Oct. 13.

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The Farmington High School debate team has several participants place in the top 10 at the Rosemount Invitational in October. Second place went to Ronan Greuel in Rookie Debate and third place in JV went to Zaw Patrick.

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River Valley Project Explore participants gathered for an outdoor Halloween Bash at Valley Middle School Oct. 15. The event was the program’s first-in person activity since March 12, when other activities were canceled due to COVID-19. The Halloween Bash included a costume parade, photo boot…

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The Republican Seniors of Minnesota’s next meeting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Knights of Columbus/Bloomington Event Center, 114 American Blvd W. in Bloomington.

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The Minnesota Zoo had a virtual naming contest Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 for its newest baby Malayan tapir born on Aug. 8. Community members could choose between four names with connections to the native area of the tapirs by voting on the zoo’s website. The zoo announced on Facebook Monday that th…

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The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approved a proposed 2020 (payable 2021) property tax levy Sept. 28 at the maximum amount allowed by the state. The proposed levy is $121,465,415, an increase of $5,388,113 or 4.6 percent compared to the levy for payable 2020 property taxes.

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Kirsten Storlie of Lakeville, who mentored a girl through Kids ‘n Kinship for over 10 years, was presented with the first Janet Lekson Memorial Award Sept. 9 at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville.

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The Minnesota Zoo celebrated Sea Otter Awareness Week Sept. 21 until Sept. 26. Community members were encouraged to visit the zoo’s three sea otters, Rocky, Jasper and Capers. They were orphaned in the wild in Alaska. Capers came to the zoo in 2006 and Jasper and Rocky arrived in 2007. “They…