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Irish celebrate milestone anniversaries at rain-soaked Alumni Meet
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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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Dakota County Lebanon Hills Project Public Hearing Sept 14, 2016
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SUM PROC 8-2-2016
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Lila S. Haugen, 100
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
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Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
Nathan Hansen's column: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
Chuck Brooks' column: A retiree’s thoughts begin to wander
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June 26, 2016
Editorial: Celebrate diversity in your hometown
There was some ugliness last year when the Muslim American Society of Minnesota announced plans to turn a former Rosemount bowling alley into a mosque. Residents of Rosemount and other nearby cities let loose with hateful, unsupported rhetoric against a group that, like the members...
June 26, 2016 - 6:00am
June 12, 2016
Editorial: Cities take steps toward openness
We have written before in this space about our concerns with government business being done out of the public eye. At a time when it’s easier than ever to bring city council and school board meetings to the masses through cable access channels and internet streaming, substantive...
June 12, 2016 - 6:00am
June 3, 2016
Editorial: Graduates leave a great legacy
Rosemount High School’s class of 2016 will graduate Saturday night. The seniors at Farmington High School will don caps and gowns just under a week later. It’s a major accomplishment for both groups, and in both cases the students who will receive their diplomas will leave behind...
June 3, 2016 - 6:01am
May 29, 2016
Editorial: Highway 3 presents many challenges
The challenge of Highway 3 as it runs through Empire Township is, while the problems are easy to see, they are far more difficult to fix. Growing populations have meant an increase in traffic on the road, and all that traffic moving at highway speeds means getting onto and off of...
May 29, 2016 - 6:01am
May 9, 2016
Editorial: Facility needs won’t go away
Farmington and Rosemount are similar cities with some similar issues. Both have growing populations of young people, growing participation in youth sports and facilities that haven’t kept pace with the increased need. Now, they’re both looking at similar solutions. Rosemount...
May 9, 2016 - 9:03am
April 24, 2016
Cleaning up UMore is an important step
The property currently known as UMore Park has a troubled history in Rosemount, and it goes back as far as World War II. That’s when the United States government decided to build a smokeless gunpowder plant on thousands of acres in the Rosemount area. They swept in, told people...
April 24, 2016 - 6:01am
April 17, 2016
Editorial: One more reason to take pride
We heard it more than once Tuesday as we talked to people about the Rosemount High School marching band’s selection for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: This is big for the band, sure, but it’s also big for the community. It’s true, and not just because with a band...
April 17, 2016 - 6:00am
April 10, 2016
Editorial: Trail development is an important goal
The city of Farmington held its third open house Tuesday to discuss a plan that could provide a framework for future development in the city’s core downtown and a few surrounding areas. You can read about that discussion in more detail in next week’s Independent Town Pages. For...
April 10, 2016 - 6:00am
April 4, 2016
Editorial: Want to see change? Work for it.
Earlier this month, parents upset about the renovation project that will push Farmington High School’s graduation to a location other than Tiger Stadium took to our Facebook page to complain. The vote to deny students the graduation they had dreamed of since freshman year meant...
April 4, 2016 - 10:17am
March 27, 2016
Editorial: The state of our cities really is good
Farmington mayor Todd Larson and Rosemount mayor Bill Droste picked up their microphones recently to talk about the states of their respective cities. Both, predictably, told the people who were listening that things are good. It’s a common sentiment for a State of the City address,...
March 27, 2016 - 6:00am
March 13, 2016
Editorial: Facility vote is the right move
Farmington and Rosemount residents could be in for a healthy selection of new athletic facilities soon, as long as they’re willing to pay the price. The Rosemount City Council voted unanimously last week to ask voters for up to $15 million for projects that include a second sheet...
March 13, 2016 - 6:01am
March 6, 2016
Editorial: Face food shelf needs head on
If ever there was a good excuse to ignore conventional wisdom about playing with your food, 360 Communities’ Pie in the Face Challenge is it. The nonprofit, which runs a food shelf and provides school support workers in Farmington and operates the Family Resource Center in Rosemount,...
March 6, 2016 - 6:00am
February 21, 2016
Editorial: Support your festival fundraisers
For most people, an event like Rosemount’s Leprechaun Days or Farmington’s Dew Days is a short-term commitment. You show up for a parade, maybe some games or some live music. If you’re feeling particularly participatory, maybe you throw water balloons during the bathtub races,...
February 21, 2016 - 6:00am
February 14, 2016
Editorial: Let’s hope for a happier ending
There are few local stories in recent years that are sadder or more mysterious than that of the man found dead in September of 2014 in an unused...
February 14, 2016 - 5:59am
February 7, 2016
Editorial: Understand faiths to gain acceptance
The Dakota County Library system launched a three-part series this week that is meant to help people better understand world religions. Now seems like the perfect time. Muslims in particular have faced challenges recently in the United States. There are some who would have us believe...
February 7, 2016 - 6:00am