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DCTC invites community to discover its campus

Although Rosemount is growing out toward Dakota County Technical College, director of institutional advancement Erin Edlund knows there are still a lot of residents who have not been out to the campus. DCTC would like to change that, and so on Sept. 22 they will host a community-outreach event called Blue 42.

The schedule of events starts with a 4.2 mile fun run/walk. The run is a fundraiser for the DCTC Foundation, which provides scholarships for students. Edlund said runners and walkers will get the chance to trek through the campus.

"It should be a nice little run," said Edlund.

Following the fun run, the school will hold several family friendly events to get the community out to the campus. Activities will start at 11 a.m. and will include a free meal, batting cages, inflatables and a performance by the Splatter Sisters.

The focus of this year's event will be the new Ames Field. The grand opening of the baseball field will be held at 12:45 p.m. The DCTC Blue Knights baseball team will play a double header against Western Technical College starting at 1:30 p.m. Butch Ames will throw out the first pitch.

Edlund said in the future they hope to turn Blue 42 into a type of homecoming event. In the past the college has held a fall event for students and community called SeptemberFest.

"We just really want people to come out," said Edlund.

For more information about the event or to sign up for the run go to

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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