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Marching Irish earn class championship at national competition
Student history projects will help celebrate 100 years of Rosemount High School
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
Volunteers team up to conserve space along Mississippi River
Independent Town Pages Election Guide: Rosemount City Council, Dakota County Board of Commissioners
crime and courts
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Football, Week 8: Irish upset No. 2 North in triple OT for sub-district title
Girls soccer: Irish qualify for first state tournament in 19 years
Girls soccer: Irish one game from state
Swim & dive: Irish 10th, Tigers 12th at True Team state meet
LaComb sees first play come to life
Vet uses metal art to give back to service members
RHS student earns Eagle rank
Senior food program seeks more participation
Laps for Lars
arts and entertainment
Wells Fargo Bank, vs Royce
Wells Fargo Bank, vs Mord
ORDINANCE NO. 44-F
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Milton W. Dunwell, 90
Margie Janis Olson, 85
Letter: Youth in politics
Letter: Democrat candidates are unethical, untrustworthy
Letter: Clausen unwavering in support for children with autism
Letter: Vanessa Demuth cares about water quality in Rosemount
Letter: Brighter days ahead even in frustrating campaigns
Real Estate Showcase
September 8, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Reflections on five years writing
Welcome back! Summer is behind us; school is underway; Halloween is alive and well in all the stores. What more could you ask for? It was another quick summer. Onward to autumn.
September 8, 2016 - 5:21am
September 7, 2016
Pat Rupp: No longer a man on the run
Somewhere in my mid 30's, about the time my waistline started to expand like the national debt, I decided to jump on the bandwagon of the day, distance running. It wasn't exactly distance running in the beginning as my Stan Smith tennis shoes and deplorable physical condition wouldn't...
September 7, 2016 - 8:37am
August 31, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Good teachers are always working
The unofficial ending weekend to summer hath arrived. The State Fair is on its last legs. Students are with their parents frantically buying school supplies and new clothes for that first day impression. Ahhhh....the start of another school year. There's nothing like it. Am I being...
August 31, 2016 - 2:58pm
Pat Rupp: So you want to be on the school board?
Fortunately, this newspaper is void of the weekly comings and goings of the 2016 United States presidential race. No mention of missing e-mails, Twitter rants, and meaningless poll results. Thank you and pass the antacids. The closest items our publication has going in the political...
August 31, 2016 - 2:58pm
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Hello, readers. My name is Kim Ukura, and I am the new editor of the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages. By the time the print edition of the paper has arrived in your home, I’ll have been in this position for a week – just long enough that the glow of a new job has worn...
August 31, 2016 - 1:10pm
August 24, 2016
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Perfectionism runs in my husband’s family. Control issues run in mine. Stir in a dash of Minnesota Nice. Add a generous helping of passive aggressiveness. Throw it all into planning a 50th anniversary party and you’ve got a recipe for redundancy. My in-laws wanted a big party...
August 24, 2016 - 9:06am
August 17, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
Remember when a cake, candles and a roll of crepe paper were the only tools necessary to throw a great birthday party? Or when you spent time being creative making your own hand-drawn “Congratulations!” sign for a friend or graduate? None of that is good enough any more. Pinterest,...
August 17, 2016 - 2:06pm
June 26, 2016
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
There was some ugliness last year when the Muslim American Society of Minnesota announced plans to turn a former Rosemount bowling alley into a mosque. Residents of Rosemount and other nearby cities let loose with hateful, unsupported rhetoric against a group that, like the members...
June 26, 2016 - 6:00am
June 25, 2016
Nathan Hansen's column: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
I was never supposed to be here. Not this job. Definitely not this long. I didn’t grow up dreaming of reporting the news. I never took a journalism class. I never wanted to break the next Watergate. I don’t even like Watergate. It exposed a massive government scandal, and I guess...
June 25, 2016 - 6:01am
June 19, 2016
Chuck Brooks' column: A retiree’s thoughts begin to wander
When I prepare to write my column, I always think about the date it’s going to be in the paper. Sometimes, the date may dictate what it is I want to write about. When I sat down to write this one, I realized it would appear in the June 16 edition. The shocker came that it will already...
June 19, 2016 - 6:01am
Letter to the editor: MnSCU funding is important locally
To the editor, As part of the ongoing negotiations to reconvene for a special session, Governor Mark Dayton released a list of conditions for a special session. I was glad to see the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system operating support budget on the list. As members...
June 19, 2016 - 6:00am
June 18, 2016
Abby Linnett's column: Abby's on her way
It’s been quite a ride. Graduation is over and summer activities are in full swing. I’ve already been to my freshman orientation at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and my family and I are planning my graduation party. Along with the end of high school comes the end of...
June 18, 2016 - 6:01am
Nathan Hansen's column: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 6:00am
June 12, 2016
Editorial: Cities take steps toward openness
We have written before in this space about our concerns with government business being done out of the public eye. At a time when it’s easier than ever to bring city council and school board meetings to the masses through cable access channels and internet streaming, substantive...
June 12, 2016 - 6:00am
June 11, 2016
Nathan Hansen's column: Know when to fold ‘em yourself
I get it. I do. Laundry is a pain. Folding clothes is tedious. And we’re all still waiting for the Jetsons-style robot housekeeper that will take care of it all without murdering us in our sleep. That’s the real American dream. Well, that and making every other workday as casual...
June 11, 2016 - 6:00am