Corps of Engineers recognizes Farmington resident

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Farmington resident Patrick Moes as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year for 2018.

The St. Paul District presents this award annually to the top three or four employees of its nearly 700-person staff. Moes, with 15 years of federal service including nine with the St. Paul District, is a public affairs specialist at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul.

Moes was nominated for the “Excellence Beyond Expectations” award for his work on tough projects resulting in better relationships between the Corps of Engineers and its stakeholders. During the past year Moes served as a division-level public affairs officer for the Corps’ South Atlantic Division during Hurricane Florence. Moes is an instructor for the Corps’ risk communication course and supports the development of crisis information systems in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Ukraine.

“Patrick is a consummate professional who consistently goes above and beyond in his daily duties,” said Shannon Bauer, chief of public affairs. “His skill and talent are recognized beyond the district.”

Moes’ award was presented at the 42nd Annual Minnesota Civil Servant of the Year Awards at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center on May 1.

Farmington Police Department Open House set for May 18

The Farmington Police Department Open House will be held Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the police station, 19500 Municipal Drive.

“The open house is an opportunity for us to commemorate Police Week 2019 and invite the public to tour our offices, see some of our specialized gear, have some food and some fun, and most importantly, meet some of the amazing people that protect this great community,” Police Chief Gary Rutherford said.

The open house is free to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the police station, squad cars and SWAT vehicles. There will also be K-9 demonstrations, a Life Link III helicopter appearance and bounce houses. Families will have photo opportunities with the squad cars and an officer cutout.

At the event, the department will be raising money for Concerns of Police Survivors, which provides resources to help families and co-workers cope with the tragic loss of officers killed in the line of duty.

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Highway 3 corridor plan open house

The Farmington Community Development Department is hosting a public open house on the Highway 3 corridor plan Thursday, May 16, at City Hall, 430 Third St., 6-8 p.m.

The open house is being held to provide feedback on the draft Highway 3 corridor plan. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the full document as well as review presentation boards with key information from each of the chapters.

Interested citizens are encouraged to attend and share feedback. The open house will take place in the council chambers.

For more information, contact Community Development Director Adam Kienberger at 651-280-6820 or

Trinity craft show this weekend

Trinity Care Center, 905 Elm St., Farmington, will host a craft show on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Great Room of the care center. Items for sale include jewelry, dish towels, Mother’s Day gifts, craft items and baked goods.

Farmington Library events

The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., will offer the following programs. Call 651-438-0250 or visit for more information.

Work of Art: Copyright Essentials, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. An attorney specializing in the arts will discuss the basics of copyright law from three different perspectives: music, publishing and literary, and visual art law. Presented by Springboard for the Arts. Registration required.

Library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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