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Audrey Johnson, CEO of Lakeville-based Johnson Companies, has been chosen a 2019 Amazing Outside Director by BankBeat Magazine for her nearly 30 years of service on the New Market Bank Board of Directors. While the 81-year-old Johnson retired from the board of the fourth-generation, family-o…

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New Sociables, a nondenominational, nonprofit social group for all women living south of the Minnesota River, will have travel expert and journalist Rudy Maxa as its featured speaker Monday, April 1, at Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley.

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School District 191 announced two school leadership changes that will take place for the 2019-20 school year. Elizabeth Vaught, current principal at Neill Elementary, will be moving to William Byrne STEM Elementary, and current Byrne Principal Lyle Bomsta will be moving to Neill.

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Lynn Boergerhoff said he noticed movement outside his home office window Thursday, March 7, and took these photos with his iPhone. He said the albino squirrel is a frequent visitor to his deck in the Boulder Village Townhomes off Ipava and 165th Street in Lakeville, along with his backyard, …

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People concerned with the increasing size and scope of the federal government are invited to an informal meeting to discuss current events, ideas and potential remedies during the town hall “A Conversation about a Convention/Meeting of the States” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Burnha…

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Children got into the kindness spirit Monday, March 18, at the Farmington Library. From 3:30-4:30 p.m., children painted and decorated rocks with inspirational messages and designs. Participants were encouraged to take their rocks and spread them throughout the community. The idea of Kindnes…

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Genesis Jazz Orchestra will perform a free concert Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at the Rosemount Steeple Center. Genesis Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band, led by saxophonist/educator Conrad Miska. Drawing musicians from the southeast metro, they play a mix of contemporary jazz and freshe…

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City of Lakeville crews helped divert some local flood waters near Lake Marion this week as record amounts of snow melted, as new rainfall also contributed to the problems. City Administrator Justin Miller credited the tireless work of city crews this winter to deal with all kinds of weather…

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Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting.

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Introduction to Real Estate Investment – a free class providing an overview of the many options investors have when buying into the real estate market – will be held Tuesday, March 26, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Bonus Room, 20908 Holyoke Ave. The session will focus on long-term rentals, rehabs …

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Minnesota motorists would be required to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone while driving under a bill that passed the state House on Monday night, after sponsors said the measure will cut down on distracted driving and save lives.