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RHS students to compete at DECA nationals
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
Minnesota roundup: Minor injuries after SUV broadsides school bus in far northwest Minn.
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
crime and courts
Boys track preview: Standout throwers, distance runners, hurdlers return for Irish
Girls track preview: Irish eyeing True Team section title
Baseball preview: Lanoue, Maldonado give Irish strong 1-2 punch
Boys basketball: Second-half surge sends Irish to section finals
Softball preview: Primed for a turnaround
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Howlader
Wells Fargo Bank vs Topalovic
BIDS PARKING LOT
Homeservices Lending, vs O'Neil
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Letter: Responding to Clausen’s letter to the editor
Chuck Brooks: I wear my sunglasses in winter
Letter: Thanks to the Rosemount community for support
Chuck Brooks: Playing by the rules during Lent
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
Real Estate Showcase
October 20, 2016
Letter: Holly Jenkins will bring change to county board
This year the winds of change are blowing through Dakota County, and we residents have a chance to install a real “Voice of the People” to our county board. I have seen first hand Holly Jenkins at work, keeping the pressure on the county commissioners to listen to the voices of...
October 20, 2016 - 5:01am
Letter: Campbell offers healthcare solutions
MNsure is a total failure. Dayton admits it. Greg Clausen knows it but supported massive expenditures for an exchange that has wrecked havoc on businesses and individuals. Cory Campbell knows that first-hand. His company of 6,000 employees was put out of business due to the Affordable...
October 20, 2016 - 5:00am
October 15, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Celebrating October and the scary movies that come with it
Well, it's the middle of October already. This month, I have learned, is for many their favorite month because it's the most autumnal of the months. Whatever pleasure there is in the spring and summer months, October is the transition from "Phew!" to "Brrrrrr!" Of course, with October,...
October 15, 2016 - 5:50am
October 13, 2016
Letter: Weisensel represents Rosemount well
Over the last eight years Jeff Weisensel has represented Rosemount well on our city council. He is approachable and has demonstrated openness to ideas people bring to him and to what is presented to council. Jeff brings a skillset to the council that includes collaboration, communication,...
October 13, 2016 - 9:30am
Letter: See something, say something
This admonition from Homeland Security has a different purpose, but it has really been resonating with me lately. Whenever I see Donald Trump, I experience a deep visceral reaction and feel the need to say: Buffoon, bombastic, puffed-up blowhard, fear-monger, sociopath, abnormal,...
October 13, 2016 - 9:29am
October 8, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Fire up the grill, I just heard gunshots
You gotta love small towns. I mean that sincerely, of course, having been a resident of a few small towns in my lifetime. I've also lived in some big towns, which makes me appreciate small towns even more. The squirrel shooting incident in Farmington a couple of weeks ago reminded...
October 8, 2016 - 5:53am
Chuck Brooks: A former teacher's guide to surviving conferences
I am writing this on Oct. 2. You're likely reading it six to seven days later. The weather today is autumn's best. In a week, we'll likely have turned on the heat once or twice. So goes fall in the Midwest.
October 8, 2016 - 5:48am
September 30, 2016
Mayor Bill Droste: Volunteer judges are an important part of election day
It's time to think about voting in this year's general election. Wait, I promise: in this column, I'm not going to try to tell you whom to vote for — there's plenty of that going around. What I would like to tell you about is the effort the city of Rosemount makes to carry out...
September 30, 2016 - 1:46pm
Chuck Brooks: Finding meaning and staying useful in retirement
Every week we meet here, I struggle from a little to a lot as to what the week's topic will be. Some weeks the topic comes to me without any effort. Other weeks, I struggle to find a topic I think merits discussion. Then there are people who have read my stuff and have commented about...
September 30, 2016 - 1:45pm
Letter: Greg Clausen deserves to be re-elected
One of this community’s greatest assets is the Minnesota Zoo. It is a tourist draw and along with that a local business stimulant. During the last session, Senator Greg Clausen managed to get nearly all of the zoo’s revenue requests into the Senate bill. Unfortunately, the legislature...
September 30, 2016 - 5:51am
September 29, 2016
Letter: Playing well with others
This election season, I’ve received more than my share of political flyers in the mail. “Vote for this candidate because they are a good community person.” “Don’t vote for this candidate because they’ll leave you homeless and jobless.” Now, I’m being a bit sarcastic,...
September 29, 2016 - 4:52am
September 24, 2016
Deanna Weniger: Got a good mosquito trap? You could make a fortune
Our house, being a semi-rural property, attracts a lot of bugs. My husband, who claims utter contempt for all things insectoid, has turned our property into a hellacious final resting place for the creepy crawlies. The chicken coop attracts its share of flies. And with the flies come...
September 24, 2016 - 5:24am
September 23, 2016
Chuck Brooks: What would you do differently in high school?
You know the expression, "Youth is wasted on the young"? I never understood that declaration growing up. We'd hear it enough on television and in the movies and even sometimes from the very adults we knew. I don't remember exactly when the meaning came home to roost with me, but it...
September 23, 2016 - 5:23am
September 22, 2016
Letter: Anna Wills supports the Minnesota Zoo
State Rep. Anna Wills, Rosemount, is a strong advocate for the Minnesota Zoo. She has worked hard in getting funding in support of our wonderful zoo here in Minnesota. The Minnesota Zoo is a staple of our local economy. The zoo provides many jobs for our community and supports local...
September 22, 2016 - 5:31am
Letter: Holly Jenkins is the right choice for District 4
In the recent televised Dakota County Commissioner Candidate forum hosted by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, candidates were asked why people should vote for them over the other candidate. Former State Representative Joe Atkins encouraged people to vote based upon...
September 22, 2016 - 5:28am