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Many merchants still swiping long after deadline to switch to new credit, debit card technology
ISD 196 students get iPads for start of school year
Rosemount High’s ACT scores better than state average
Council breathes life into stalled Prestwick Place development
St. Joe's shows appreciation for Rosemount police
crime and courts
With heavy hearts, Pipers defend Class A state title
Girls soccer: Irish breeze through first two opponents
Boys soccer: Irish play to tie, 2-1 loss in opening week
Girls tennis: Ramesh, No. 2 doubles win against Sabers
Volleyball: Irish sweep first match at Breakdown Side Out Showcase
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
arts and entertainment
TCF National Bank vs. Driscoll
Vermillion State Bank vs. Obeidzinski
Mortgage Electronic Reg. System vs. Sawdey
Lakeland Mortgage Corp. vs Harrell
Mortgage Electronic Reg. Systems vs. Blair
Beverly K. Erickson, 73
Carol Hince Hall, 64
Don Davis, 79
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Steven L. Anderson, 52
Deanna Weniger: A recipe in redundancy
Deanna Weniger: Pinterest fail
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 28, 2012
Residents express concern, frustration at UMore meeting
The University of Minnesota held a meeting last week to discuss the results of the first large-scale investigation of pollution on its UMore Park property, but many of the residents who attended found fewer answers than they wanted. The study, conducted by Barr Engineering, found...
June 28, 2012 - 8:55pm
Secluded park offers a range of recreation opportunities
Down a sleepy little path one way is the Mississippi River. Walk the other way and there is a state of the art archery trail. These are just...
June 28, 2012 - 8:00am
June 7, 2012
Rosemount business reaches plea deal for failing to report emission violations
Spectro Alloys, a Rosemount-based aluminum processing facility, pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to disclose violations of emission restrictions. According to information released by the United States Department of Justice, the company failed to disclose violations of the Clean...
June 7, 2012 - 1:57pm
May 28, 2012
Numbers add up for Dakota County preservation program
When Dakota County voters approved a $20 million funding for the Farmland and Natural Area Program in 2003, their goal was to protect farmland and natural areas as development grew up around the county. Much of that goal has been accomplished in the past nine years. As of 2012, the...
May 28, 2012 - 7:48am
March 9, 2012
Volunteers needed for wetland study
Dakota County residents can pull on a pair of waders, jump in and volunteer to help monitor wetlands in their community. Dakota County is seeking people to help monitor the health of community wetlands through the Wetland Health Evaluation Program. Volunteers work with a community-based...
March 9, 2012 - 8:00am
March 1, 2012
Campsite reservations open March 1 for county parks
Dakota County residents looking for a place to sleep under the stars this year can start making reservations for Dakota County campsites online beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Lebanon Hills Campground in Apple Valley and Lake Byllesby Campground just north of Cannon...
March 1, 2012 - 11:02am
February 2, 2012
Dakota County Regional park finally finds a name
Considered from the outside, the name is deceptively simple. Whitetail Woods Regional Park. But those four words, the name of a planned Dakota County Regional Park in Empire Township, are the result of a process that stretches back more than a year.
February 2, 2012 - 8:36am
December 30, 2011
Dakota County seeks comment on plan for regional park
Dakota County is looking for your opinion on a new 456-acre regional park in Empire Township. County staff will use those comments to create...
December 30, 2011 - 8:00am
September 17, 2011
Dakota County plans deer hunts in parks
Hunters who wish to participate in controlled deer hunts at Dakota County parks must submit an application to the county by Monday, Oct. 10. Applications are available online. Archery hunts are scheduled at various hours and dates in Lebanon Hills Regional Park and in the western...
September 17, 2011 - 8:00am
June 25, 2011
Volunteers can help maintain natural space in Rosemount
In 2008, Rosemount High School science teacher Veda Kanitz had her ninth grade students participate in a unique project. The students planted wildflowers and other native vegetation to help create the Rosemount Wildlife Preserve. "They learned about the benefits of native plants...
June 25, 2011 - 8:00am
May 15, 2011
Scouts refurbish disc golf course
While the popularity of disc golf continues to grow, the number of courses which are free and available to the public has been shrinking in a struggling economy. While Rosemount's disc golf course opened in 2009, its initial nine tee markers were erected in 2005 as part of an Eagle...
May 15, 2011 - 8:00am
April 28, 2011
Urban coyotes pose little danger
It may seem alarming to run across a coyote while on a walk in downtown Rosemount. But the wild canines are in Rosemount and generally pose no danger to residents. Police chief Gary Kalstabakken said police officers have reported seeing coyotes near the train tracks near downtown. "You...
April 28, 2011 - 8:00am
April 7, 2011
Wetland project reshapes Schwarz Pond shoreline
It's been a busy winter for Schwarz Pond Park. The area North of Rosemount High School has gotten a bit of a facelift. Over the winter SKB Environmental...
April 7, 2011 - 8:00am
March 31, 2011
Rain barrels offer a new way to water
It's become popular to live a more Earth friendly life and the Recycling Association of Minnesota wants residents to consider reusing rainwater and composting to enhance that lifestyle. Both activities are easy and help preserve the planet while possibly saving residents money. RAM...
March 31, 2011 - 1:59pm
March 24, 2011
Plans take shape for new park
Three concept plans presented last week offer a glimpse at what the future might hold for a more than 400-acre regional park planned for Empire Township. The plans, presented to Dakota County's physical development committee, offer visions of a park with typical amenities like hiking...
March 24, 2011 - 11:06am