Skip to main content
Rosemount Town Pages
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Rosemount Mite White makes sandwiches for those in need
Update: Two found dead in Rosemount home Friday
Minnesota farm loan program wins approval in time for spring
Parents learn how to detect teen drug use in Top Secret project
crime and courts
Gymnastics: Schlie makes it five state trips in a row
DCTC baseball: Blue Knights play earliest outdoor game in state history
Boys basketball: Another split brings Irish to 10-10
Swim and dive: Satnik, Toenges first against Shakopee
Girls hockey: Irish bow out to top seed Eastview
Carpet care 101: How to refresh after a brutal winter
Moon Glow lights up the night
Hot Air Affair Parade lights up downtown
In the air with the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Photos: Hot Air Affair Friday morning launch
arts and entertainment
SUM PROC 1-24-2017
Homeservices Lending, vs Florendo
Margaret A. Raub, 92
Gene Barthel, 69
Jan E. Altenburg, 57
Boots Turek, 67
Chuck Brooks: Musings on what happens in between
Letter: Planes, trains, increased overall traffic and mining 24/7
Opinion: Minnesotans should have a more affordable choice for health insurance
Chuck Brooks: A day in the life of Willy
Chuck Brooks: Getting ideas from my brain to your news page
Real Estate Showcase
June 19, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Nothing to lose your head over
To paraphrase the great philosopher Ferris Bueller, science moves pretty fast. If you don’t take the opportunity to write a column about a totally bonkers plan to transplant a monkey’s head when you have it, people just might move on to something even more insane. The quote...
June 19, 2015 - 8:00am
June 5, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Another graduation in the crowd
Graduation season is here again. Seniors from Farmington High School will receive their diplomas Friday night. Rosemount seniors will follow on Saturday. At the School of Hard Knocks, graduates will presumably just roll themselves a cigarette and get on with their day. Barring...
June 5, 2015 - 8:00am
May 29, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Going back to the movies
Back in the early days of my tenure here I would occasionally write movie reviews and put them in the paper. It was never anything official. I didn’t get invited to critics’ screenings. Roger Ebert never asked me to hang out with him. I didn’t even get a deal on Twizzlers at...
May 29, 2015 - 8:00am
May 22, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: The case against crashing
If you read this column last week you know I recently crashed my bicycle. And here’s the thing about crashing a bicycle: If a person were to come to me and say, “Hey, Nathan, I have an opportunity here to crash a bicycle, and I hear you’ve done that. Do you recommend it?”...
May 22, 2015 - 8:00am
May 17, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Crash and burn
Given the amount of time I’ve spent on a bike in the course of my life, I figure it’s a sign of either great skill, incredible luck or really unobtrusive training wheels that my history of crashes is limited and only moderately embarrassing. I know how I explain it. You’re...
May 17, 2015 - 8:00am
May 8, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: I hope you're reading this in print
The first thing I did when I woke up Monday morning was pick up my phone to scroll through Instagram and Facebook and Twitter. I checked email and handled important business like checking in on my Clash of Clans village. All of which means I’d broken the rules of National...
May 8, 2015 - 8:00am
May 1, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Luck is starting to turn around
I have a short and mostly undistinguished record when it comes to gambling and games of chance. Fortunately, I’ve learned over the years to accept my limits. My career as a handicapper of horses is marked by two significant wins, each of which brought me more than $200. One...
May 1, 2015 - 8:00am
April 23, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: The end is near. Get comfy.
Human beings are a disagreeable group. Give us a subject, no matter how trivial, and we will argue it. Create a list of the best movies of all time, and we will work ourselves into a frothing Internet rage about the indignities of excluding every single entry in the Police Academy...
April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
April 17, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Fashion is all on the wrist
The lineups started early last Friday morning. Overzealous true-believers waited patiently until, at the appointed time, they were shown into a starkly decorated room where a uniformed attendant fitted them with a shiny metal bracelet capable of tracking their location, sending them...
April 17, 2015 - 8:00am
April 10, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: The pool is just great this year
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I have a less than stellar record in NCAA Tournament pools. Now that this year’s tournament is over I figured it would be a good time to give an update. Not because I won, which I definitely did, but because I believe in being complete in...
April 10, 2015 - 8:00am
April 2, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Your inner child has a price
I tend to be suspicious of news stories that report on trends. It doesn’t take much to tell a couple of anecdotal stories and make it sound like all of the cool people are into beekeeping these days, or that Butte, Mont. is America’s hot new vacation destination or that your next...
April 2, 2015 - 1:08pm
March 27, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Climbing the reinforced ladder
I bought a ladder last weekend, which even by my standards wouldn’t normally be worth writing a column about. But it was a more emotionally involved process than I would have expected from a transaction involving a piece of metal that would help me reach high places. Because...
March 27, 2015 - 2:18pm
March 13, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: The terror of moderate exercise
If this week’s weather is any indication, spring is finally here and even the most delicate Minnesotans are once again free to climb up from the bunkers where they’ve spent the past four months watching hockey and calculating windchills. The arrival of warmer weather after...
March 13, 2015 - 8:00am
March 6, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Dressed up for the apocalypse
I’m not saying it’s definitely going to happen, but if a global war breaks out in the near future and tears human civilization down to its foundations and leaves us all serving an army of robots or apes or giant gerbils or something, there are a few likely explanations for why...
March 6, 2015 - 8:00am
February 26, 2015
Nathan Hansen's column: Unlucky in love? Fake it
Over the years I have used this space to bring you updates on body pillows people treat like girlfriends, businesses that offer cuddling as a professional service and a handful of the other newest and oddest things on offer from the world of the desperately lonely. It’s...
February 26, 2015 - 11:33am