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Minn. roundup: Heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths; Crystal police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
USDA grant will help study resident retention in rural Minnesota
Rosemount teacher announces 2018 congressional run
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Minn. roundup: Body in Mississippi river wasn't man who fled police; Man fires 5 to 7 shots at another vehicle on 35E
crime and courts
Boys lacrosse: No. 8 Irish win sixth in a row
Baseball: Pipers start season 2-0
Softball: Irish advance past East Ridge
PHOTOS: Irish take off at Thelen Classic
Girls Track and Field: Irish sixth at True Team state meet
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
Garage Sale Map Hunter
arts and entertainment
RFB VERMILLION RIVER WATERSHED 1305-0024
Townhouses of Shannon Association vs Kelly
Lynn C. Mitchell, 54
Leona Tussing, 82
Kathleen M. Sawczynec, 62
Roger D. Duff, 88
Wayne A. Briesacher, 78
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
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
Real Estate Showcase
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
Chuck Brooks' column: Rosemount will miss departing teachers
If it’s Friday, June 10 when you’re reading this, you may know it’s the final day of school until September rolls ‘round. What you may not know is at Rosemount High School, this is also the final day in the career of six women. Six women who, when you add all their years together...
June 11, 2016 - 5:59am
June 4, 2016
Abby Linnett's column: Time to move on
The wind is changing. The school year is almost over and it just hit me last week that this is it. Once I walk down that aisle to receive my diploma this Saturday, my childhood is over. When I think about it, graduating high school isn’t like moving on from elementary or middle...
June 4, 2016 - 6:00am
Chuck Brooks' column: Mourning is real when a pet passes
Over the years, there have been those phone calls we’ll always remember. Normally, they are the ones that have brought bad news. I remember being in college, in the dorms, when I received a phone call at 6 in the morning. My brother was calling to tell me our only niece had died...
June 4, 2016 - 5:59am
Nathan Hansen's column: You're on your own, seniors
I came to a bit of an uncomfortable realization a couple of summers ago. As I went through the paperwork associated with hiring our most recent high school interns, I noticed they were born remarkably close to the day I started my job at what was then a pair of weekly newspapers....
June 4, 2016 - 5:58am
June 1, 2016
Guest opinion: Children’s festival celebrates at 16
This year, one of the nation’s largest and best children’s festivals is celebrating its Sweet Sixteenth birthday. It’s amazing to think some of the little ones who attended the first Flint Hills International Children’s Festival are now old enough to drive themselves to the...
June 1, 2016 - 1:55pm
May 28, 2016
Nathan Hansen's column: My Saturday under water
As I type these words, there is a man I do not know sloshing around in my basement. There are a couple of things wrong with that sentence. First, I almost never have strangers in my basement. At least none that announce themselves. Second, “sloshing” is a verb almost never mentioned...
May 28, 2016 - 6:01am