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Soaring into agriculture
RHS students are merit finalists
Chaos, uncertainty reign as session ends
Hill is Rotary honoree
Dakota County ranks high with its residents
crime and courts
Boys lacrosse: Irish settle for second in SSC
Baseball: 1-2 pitching punch puts end to skid
Boys tennis: Irish tennis bows out in 3AA quarterfinals
Softball: Irish climb back to fourth in SSC
Girls lacrosse: Improved Irish take 6-7 mark into section tourney
Memorial Day ceremonies start Sunday
Upcoming Events: Memorial Day ceremonies start Sunday
RAAC seeks young actors for upcoming ArtBlast play
Pet of the Week: A bumpy ride
A different kind of obstacle
arts and entertainment
Gale J. Konop, 62
Gayle Draus, 68
Rev. Arthur W. Holmes D.D, 90
Editorial: Highway 3 presents many challenges
Letter to the editor: One Rosemount, or sport vs. sport?
Nathan Hansen's column: My Saturday under water
Chuck Brooks' column: Enjoying the freedom to be sick
Bill Droste's column: City makes new efforts to reach out
Real Estate Showcase
May 5, 2013
Chuck's column: A lot to do before the end of the year
Rumor has it winter is finally over. I'll believe it when I see it. I know many of you agree this has been about the strangest end to winter ever. I thought the night when the snow was falling intensely while the communities were testing their tornado sirens was a scene right out...
May 5, 2013 - 8:00am
May 4, 2013
Andrea's column: Looking back
Before my nephew and his wife bought a house a few weeks ago, he called his mother to ask if it was in a safe neighborhood. You can imagine my sister's surprise when she heard the address.
May 4, 2013 - 8:00am
May 3, 2013
Nathan's column: My job is worse than your job
Plenty of people think they have a lousy job. They daydream about winning the lottery or about writing the Great American Novel or, if the research I did for last week's column is any indication, about finding a generous sugar daddy to keep them in the manner to which they would like...
May 3, 2013 - 8:00am
May 2, 2013
Letter: Clausen has worked hard for education
To the editor, I just want everyone to know that our very own state senator, Greg Clausen, has taken a leadership role in improving E-12 and higher education in Minnesota. Please check out the bills that he has authored and sponsored. The all-day kindergarten bill is perhaps the...
opinion / letters
May 2, 2013 - 8:00am
April 28, 2013
Chuck's column: In the life of a teacher, grading can be a real grind
After 31 years of being in this business, it would make sense for me to have tired of certain components of this job. I'm human. I can't be excited about it all like I was when I was a new teacher. Certainly, I still get pumped for certain events. However, there is one part of this...
high school / opinion
April 28, 2013 - 8:00am
April 27, 2013
Andrea's column: A memorable moment
She's coming! She's coming! It's been difficult to contain my excitement since I learned iconic folksinger Joan Baez will perform at the zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater this June. Even though my head says the location would be hard for me to manage, my heart tells me to figure out...
April 27, 2013 - 8:00am
April 26, 2013
Nathan's column: Learning a sweet lesson
You can learn a lot when you work for a newspaper. You learn things that interest you. You learn things that are of value to your readers. You also learn things just because some public relations person somewhere got ahold of your email address. It's the professional equivalent...
April 26, 2013 - 8:00am
April 25, 2013
Student voices: Wrapping things up at RHS
I'm not quite done with high school, but I am getting close. I have about five weeks left until I graduate, which I haven't quite comprehended because this school year has gone by faster than any other year. It also doesn't help that the weather hasn't quite caught up to what time...
high school / opinion
April 25, 2013 - 9:52am
Editorial: YMCA survey is one step of many
There was a survey recently that suggests Rosemount residents are interested in seeing a new YMCA in the city. That is good news. It is at the very least a sign that the city, Dakota County Technical College and the Y have not been wasting their time over the past year or so as they...
opinion / editorials
April 25, 2013 - 9:42am
City notes: Firefighters give back to Rosemount
On Friday of this week, the city of Rosemount will hold an informal gathering to give our thanks and best wishes to Scott Aker, retiring from the fire department after 31 years, the last 25 of them as chief. This is a big transition for Scott -- and also for our department. The...
opinion / government
April 25, 2013 - 9:20am
April 22, 2013
Student voices: Out with sweats, in with shorts
Snow in April? Really? Minnesota weather has come to a new extreme this "spring." The whole winter in the spring thing is getting a bit old, Mother Nature. Whenever I hear snow in the forecast I cringe a little bit because that means springs sports will be delayed yet again. I think...
April 22, 2013 - 8:00am
April 21, 2013
Chuck's column: Students find many traits worthy of admiration
Huck Finn. I suspect many of you have read the book. The mighty Mississippi in all its glory, taking Huck and Jim on an adventure unlike most of us will ever know. Meeting all sorts of unsavory individuals along the way. And meeting a few who would be cool people to have in our...
high school / opinion
April 21, 2013 - 8:00am
April 20, 2013
Andrea's column: Farewell to America's sweetheart
Last week's news that Annette Funicello had died hit me hard. The former Mouseketeer passed away from complications related to multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the central nervous system. She was 70 years old. For anyone unfamiliar with her, Annette -- no last name needed;...
April 20, 2013 - 8:00am
April 19, 2013
Nathan's column: For one weekend, winter won
Were they interested in such things -- and I honestly can't imagine why they would be -- historians might record last weekend as the precise point when this seemingly never-ending winter finally broke my spirit. As the time I finally threw up my arms (metaphorically) and shut myself...
April 19, 2013 - 8:00am
April 18, 2013
Editorial: Partnership will be good for schools
It is the job of a school district to educate its students. That much should be obvious.
opinion / editorials
April 18, 2013 - 8:00am