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MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
Nighttime delays at Hwy 52 Cannon Falls interchange
crime and courts
Boys lacrosse: Irish newcomers show they're ready to step in
Track and field: Irish pile up 21 golds at home triangular
Softball: Bats break out against Centennial
Girls lacrosse: Irish split non-conference games
Baseball: Pitchers pack a punch against Blaze, Eagles
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
State Theatre rustles up cowboy tunes
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Upcoming Events: Friends of the Robert Trail Library Book Sale, ABBASolutely Fab
arts and entertainment
WELLS FARGO VS BONNIE MECHURA MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
TCF BANK VS JOHN & KOSETTE GILLIS-MF
BIDS PARKING IMPROVEMENTS
Ronald F. Zeroth, 81
Thomas J. Murphy, 64
Eileen "Betty" Carlson
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Chuck Brooks: Rosemount's big graduation, biking and other thoughts
Pat Rupp: Flying by the seat of his pants
Editorial: Take the Earth Day challenge
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Real Estate Showcase
Chuck Brooks: Celebrating 100 years of students in a new book
You may begin to question if I'm losing it because this week's topic is somewhat repetitious. However, let me assure you: I lost my mind about year 27 of teaching. I am fully aware of what I'm doing this week. It's just that we've reached the end of October, and I want to share more...
October 29, 2016 - 5:30am
October 27, 2016
Bill Droste: Season of giving starts with Haunted Woods Trail
Even with this year's extended warm weather, our temperatures are sure to fall to the point that it takes a little bit of motivation to go outside. But it keeps the community strong to have events that bring our residents together and that invite visitors at any time of year. Our...
October 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
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 8, 2016
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 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 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: Mom and P.T. were right
Maplewood police reported last week that five of its citizens had been scammed out of $180,000 over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps that fact alone is enough to get one's attention, but the details are even more eye-popping. One poor soul contracted with a company online that would...
September 15, 2016 - 5:53am
September 14, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Sharing the story of our school
Maybe about six years ago, on a Homecoming Friday at school, I was preparing to emcee the Homecoming Pep Fest/Coronation that afternoon in the gym. I must have been in a real "homecoming" mood, complete with rah-rah and sis-boom-bah spirit. I wanted to do something different and special....
September 14, 2016 - 9:52am
September 9, 2016
Faith Notes: Feel Free to disturb our Lord
When you walk down a hotel hallway, what do you often see hanging from the doorknobs? Little signs that say, "Do No Disturb" or "Come Back Later." What an accurate description of the attitude of many people toward the claims of Christ and God's promises for us. Not only on Sunday...
September 9, 2016 - 5:22am
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
August 31, 2016
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
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
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 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