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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
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Wells Fargo Bank, vs Royce
Wells Fargo Bank, vs Mord
ORDINANCE NO. 44-F
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Ruth N. Eielr, 98
Margaret F. Enkkeli, 87
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
June 19, 2014
Editorial: Big activities are in store
Last week in this space we talked in general terms about all there is to do this summer in Farmington and Rosemount. In the week ahead we have two prime examples. One is familiar, at least to Farmington residents. The other is brand new. Farmington’s Dew Days officially...
June 19, 2014 - 12:41pm
June 13, 2014
Editorial: There’s plenty to do this summer
The school year has ended, or is about to, for students in the Farmington and Rosemount school districts. Which means this week there are probably a lot of young people complaining there is nothing to do in their city. It’s a ridiculous notion, of course. Though Farmington and...
June 13, 2014 - 1:38pm
June 5, 2014
Editorial: Good luck, class of 2014
On Friday night Farmington High School will send its latest group of graduates out into whatever world awaits them. A day later, Rosemount High School will do the same. Freshly-minted graduates will enter the next phase of their lives filled with excitement and uncertainty in roughly...
June 5, 2014 - 1:54pm
May 29, 2014
Editorial: Support strong spring sports teams
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of high school sports in Farmington and Rosemount. Consider: In the past week the Farmington and Rosemount boys track teams won conference titles, in the process setting a series of personal bests, team records and conference meet records....
May 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 15, 2014
Editorial: Information is here to be found
If you are reading this editorial, it’s probably not meant for you. Which makes it just a little problematic. If you’re reading this editorial, after all, you’re likely the kind of person who who keeps up on what’s going on in your city. You’re reading your local paper,...
May 15, 2014 - 11:54am
May 8, 2014
Editorial: Get out and explore your city
With the weather seemingly ready to leave behind gloom and rain for some real springtime sun, the prospect of getting outside and exploring is about to get a whole lot more appealing. That’s good news, because there is plenty to explore in Farmington and Rosemount. At the...
May 8, 2014 - 11:50am
May 1, 2014
Editorial: Training will pay off when disaster strikes
Any Boy Scout worth his merit badges will tell you about the importance of being prepared. So will emergency responders in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama. Communities in those states and a few others have been reminded of destruction a severe storm can cause. They...
May 1, 2014 - 12:56pm
April 24, 2014
Editorial: Business growth is vital for cities
Economic development is vital to cities like Farmington and Rosemount. Adding business is important financially, and it’s important psychologically. Many of the benefits are obvious, others less so. Adding commercial tenants in the city helps spread the tax burden being borne...
April 24, 2014 - 10:42am
April 10, 2014
Editorial: Crime maps will be useful for residents
Under ideal circumstances, the maps available now to Farmington residents and soon to Rosemount residents through a new system called RaidsOnline would be the most boring maps you could read outside of North Dakota. The system, being put into use by several police departments in Dakota...
April 10, 2014 - 11:32am
April 3, 2014
Editorial: U of M partnership opens many doors
The city of Rosemount has a unique opportunity to get a lot of good things done in the near future. The city was chosen recently to work with the University of Minnesota through its Resilient Communities Project. The partnership, currently wrapping up its second year, will give...
April 3, 2014 - 12:53pm
March 27, 2014
Editorial: Legion's recognition is commendable
Most people never see the work that goes into being a police officer or a firefighter or an 911 dispatcher. Emergency workers stay busy behind the scenes to keep their city safe, and aside from the occasional thanks when they help someone out, much of what they do go unrecognized. ...
March 27, 2014 - 11:25am
March 20, 2014
Editorial: Residents can help address ice needs
The Rosemount Area Hockey Association’s recent push for a second sheet of indoor ice is nothing new. As cities like Rosemount and Farmington grow, so do their hockey programs. And while there are numerous places for other sports to play — every school in the city has a gym for...
March 20, 2014 - 12:21pm
March 13, 2014
Editorial: The good and bad of Twitter use
There are two stories in this edition of the Independent Town Pages about people making vastly different uses of the social network Twitter. And while we hesitate to say one is wrong and the other is right, we certainly know which one we prefer. We’ll start with the one that...
March 13, 2014 - 8:00am
March 6, 2014
Editorial: Make the most of church change
There is a lot of history in the walls at Faith United Methodist Church. The congregations that make up the church date back 160 years in Farmington. Generations of families have worshiped there. The congregation has occupied its current building since 1958. It’s not surprising,...
March 6, 2014 - 11:46am
February 27, 2014
Editorial: Flexible learning days have a future
The Farmington School District’s new flexible learning days are pretty clearly a work in progress. When the district held its first on President’s Day in an attempt to make up some of the teaching time lost to frigid weather this winter there were concerns about teachers assigning...
February 27, 2014 - 11:27am