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Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
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Track and field: Third-place teams crown five conference champs
Where the buffalo roam
Baseball: Irish take four-game skid into section tournament
Boys lacrosse: No. 8 Irish win sixth in a row
Baseball: Pipers start season 2-0
The Busby brothers of River Falls
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
Away they go: Irish Way draws a crowd
PHOTOS: Prom night in Farmington and Rosemount
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Minikahda PUBLIC SALE 6/21/17
RFB VERMILLION RIVER WATERSHED 1305-0024
Townhouses of Shannon Association vs Kelly
AFB LAW ENF CTR WOOD CELL DOOR REPLACEMENT
Wells Fargo Bank vs Maternowski
Lynn C. Mitchell, 54
Leona Tussing, 82
Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Roger D. Duff, 88
Wayne A. Briesacher, 78
Pat Rupp: The older I get the better things were
Viewpoint: Public input, expertise benefits Rosemount
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Viewpoint: Setting PTSD record straight
Viewpoint: Kick off summer with art, music and dance
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January 14, 2017
Chuck Brooks: Coming back, ready to begin 2017 with you
Well, howdy doody, y'all! I feel like I've been away for a long time. Despite writing here every week in December, the format didn't allow for my normal weekly dialogue with you. Then having taken last week off, it's been six weeks since we've had our normal visits, but that ends...
January 14, 2017 - 5:30am
January 13, 2017
Deanna Weniger: Facebook, stop trying so hard
Communicating through social media is like going on a date with a stalker. You like roses? Well, here's a dozen. Chocolate? I've got a whole box. Jewelry? Here's a ring set with your birthstone. Woah. Back the truck up, Facebook. Just because once, out of sheer curiosity, I clicked...
January 13, 2017 - 5:30am
January 7, 2017
The new year will bring new staff, elected officials to Rosemount
We always think of the start of a new year as a time for beginnings, but that seems especially true in Rosemount city government this season....
January 7, 2017 - 5:30am
December 31, 2016
Chuck Brooks: 'I Can't Wait': A Christmas story (The Conclusion)
It was an old shoebox. He was not sure he wanted to see what "memorabilia" he had acquired during the years he couldn't remember having lived. As he lifted the lid, he was surprised to see it was empty except for an envelope, lying facedown, that looked like it housed a typical-sized...
December 31, 2016 - 5:30am
December 24, 2016
Chuck Brooks: 'I Can't Wait': A Christmas story (Part IV)
His sister sounded...well, old. But she still had an unmistakable quality in her greeting. "Bea?" "Well, who did you think it was? Mrs. Claus? How are you on this Christmas Eve morning, your favorite day of the year?" When Adam went to bed the night before, it was Dec. 23,...
December 24, 2016 - 5:30am
December 23, 2016
Deanna Weniger: On roads paved with good intentions
They say the way to hell is paved with good intentions. If that's the case, I've crested the hill and am in a spiritual free fall toward eternal damnation. For those of you concerned about my immortal soul, fear not. I've been more purposeful in my preparation than I'm letting on....
December 23, 2016 - 5:30am
December 19, 2016
Joe Atkins: A look back at Dakota County in 2016
As I went door-to-door in Rosemount this fall in my run for Dakota County Commissioner, the most frequent question I heard from voters was "What does the county do?" Below are some things Dakota County did in 2016. • Became debt-free. Dakota County became the only metro county —...
December 19, 2016 - 5:30am
December 17, 2016
Chuck Brooks: 'I Can't Wait': A Christmas story (Part III)
"What the..." Adam slowly approached the mirror. Feeling unsteady, he braced himself against the vanity. He examined his face like a cat examines the appearance of a Christmas tree into its world. "I have got to be dreaming," he whispered softly. As he took his right hand to his face,...
December 17, 2016 - 5:30am
December 10, 2016
Chuck Brooks: 'I Can't Wait': A Christmas story (Part II)
Editor's Note: This is the second in a four-part story. To read the first section, see the Dec. 1, 2016 edition of the Independent Town Pages or visit our website, www.rosemounttownpages.com/opinion.
December 10, 2016 - 5:30am
December 8, 2016
Letter: Breakfast with Santa
Thank you to the Rosemount Parks and Recreation once again for a memorable Breakfast with Santa event Saturday. We absolutely love how you have a variety of activities for the children to take part in, offer a simple breakfast that is perfect for anyone of any age, and the photo with...
December 8, 2016 - 12:01pm
December 3, 2016
Chuck Books: 'I Can't Wait': A Christmas story
Hi. I'll make this quick. I only have so much space, and this is going to be the greatest challenge I've given myself with this column. In the next four weeks, you will read a Christmas-themed short story. I have two double-spaced pages maximum each week. That means I have to write...
December 3, 2016 - 5:30am
December 2, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Fly birdie, fly, but parting is such sweet sorrow
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Similarly, you can lead a high school senior to the next big life choice, but you can't make him leap. However, you can push him. I'm currently in full-on, shoulder-to-the-wheel pushing mode, but my solid rock of a stubborn...
December 2, 2016 - 5:30am
December 1, 2016
Editorial: State your case through Truth-in-Taxation
The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates that property taxes could climb $344.3 million statewide in 2017. That would amount to a 3.8 percent increase over 2016. That projected increase is contingent on each and every local government across the state approving the preliminary...
December 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
Letter: Credibility issues with Craig’s campaign ads
There is a serious credibility problem with some of Angie Craig's ads used during her campaign to be our 2nd Congressional District representative. To the informed voter, there has to be profound skepticism regarding the role of a gentleman named Gary Huusko, who played a big role...
December 1, 2016 - 5:30am
Letter: Honored to serve the residents of Rosemount
I wanted to take a moment after the election to thank the residents of Rosemount for coming out to vote, particularly down ballot, for our City Council candidates. I truly value your continuing trust in my efforts to represent all our residents and serving you for a third term. These...
December 1, 2016 - 5:30am