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Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
Minnesota roundup: Burglars swipe $30K in tools from St. Paul school's auto shop, principal's car
RHS junior wins logo design competition
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
crime and courts
Baseball preview: Lanoue, Maldonado give Irish strong 1-2 punch
Boys basketball: Second-half surge sends Irish to section finals
Softball preview: Primed for a turnaround
Girls basketball: Lightning strike again in section finals
Basketball: Second-half surge sends Irish to section finals
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
CITY OF COATES: 2017 Budget Summary
POSTPONED SALE: Homeservices Lending vs Farley; 16-0267-FC01
AD FOR BIDS: Dakota County Project 97-183
Wells Fargo Bank vs Fowler
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. vs Coles
Sandra Elaine "Sandi" Smith, 69
Richard D. Martin, 67
William H. Geraghty, 86
Todd A. Hochsprung, 52
Scarlet A. Wagner, 7
Letter: Responding to Clausen’s letter to the editor
Chuck Brooks: I wear my sunglasses in winter
Letter: Thanks to the Rosemount community for support
Chuck Brooks: Playing by the rules during Lent
Chuck Brooks: Memories of St. Patrick's Day in Fox Lake resurface
Real Estate Showcase
October 8, 2016
Chuck Brooks: A former teacher's guide to surviving conferences
I am writing this on Oct. 2. You're likely reading it six to seven days later. The weather today is autumn's best. In a week, we'll likely have turned on the heat once or twice. So goes fall in the Midwest.
October 8, 2016 - 5:48am
September 23, 2016
Chuck Brooks: What would you do differently in high school?
You know the expression, "Youth is wasted on the young"? I never understood that declaration growing up. We'd hear it enough on television and in the movies and even sometimes from the very adults we knew. I don't remember exactly when the meaning came home to roost with me, but it...
September 23, 2016 - 5:23am
September 15, 2016
Pat Rupp: Mom and P.T. were right
Maplewood police reported last week that five of its citizens had been scammed out of $180,000 over the past couple of weeks. Perhaps that fact alone is enough to get one's attention, but the details are even more eye-popping. One poor soul contracted with a company online that would...
September 15, 2016 - 5:53am
September 14, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Sharing the story of our school
Maybe about six years ago, on a Homecoming Friday at school, I was preparing to emcee the Homecoming Pep Fest/Coronation that afternoon in the gym. I must have been in a real "homecoming" mood, complete with rah-rah and sis-boom-bah spirit. I wanted to do something different and special....
September 14, 2016 - 9:52am
September 9, 2016
Faith Notes: Feel Free to disturb our Lord
When you walk down a hotel hallway, what do you often see hanging from the doorknobs? Little signs that say, "Do No Disturb" or "Come Back Later." What an accurate description of the attitude of many people toward the claims of Christ and God's promises for us. Not only on Sunday...
September 9, 2016 - 5:22am
September 8, 2016
Chuck Brooks: Reflections on five years writing
Welcome back! Summer is behind us; school is underway; Halloween is alive and well in all the stores. What more could you ask for? It was another quick summer. Onward to autumn.
September 8, 2016 - 5:21am
August 31, 2016
Kim Ukura: Jumping into a new community
Hello, readers. My name is Kim Ukura, and I am the new editor of the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages. By the time the print edition of the paper has arrived in your home, I’ll have been in this position for a week – just long enough that the glow of a new job has worn...
August 31, 2016 - 1:10pm
June 25, 2016
Nathan Hansen's column: Goodbye, Independent Town Pages
I was never supposed to be here. Not this job. Definitely not this long. I didn’t grow up dreaming of reporting the news. I never took a journalism class. I never wanted to break the next Watergate. I don’t even like Watergate. It exposed a massive government scandal, and I guess...
June 25, 2016 - 6:01am
June 19, 2016
Chuck Brooks' column: A retiree’s thoughts begin to wander
When I prepare to write my column, I always think about the date it’s going to be in the paper. Sometimes, the date may dictate what it is I want to write about. When I sat down to write this one, I realized it would appear in the June 16 edition. The shocker came that it will already...
June 19, 2016 - 6:01am
June 18, 2016
Abby Linnett's column: Abby's on her way
It’s been quite a ride. Graduation is over and summer activities are in full swing. I’ve already been to my freshman orientation at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and my family and I are planning my graduation party. Along with the end of high school comes the end of...
June 18, 2016 - 6:01am
Nathan Hansen's column: Bring on that cool, cool air
I’m getting soft in my old age. Or maybe it’s my advancing middle age. Does that sound better? It probably does. I’m getting soft in my advancing middle age. I’m also getting soft in my middle. The two might be related. The unsettling reality of the situation is hitting...
June 18, 2016 - 6:00am
June 11, 2016
Nathan Hansen's column: Know when to fold ‘em yourself
I get it. I do. Laundry is a pain. Folding clothes is tedious. And we’re all still waiting for the Jetsons-style robot housekeeper that will take care of it all without murdering us in our sleep. That’s the real American dream. Well, that and making every other workday as casual...
June 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Chuck Brooks' column: Rosemount will miss departing teachers
If it’s Friday, June 10 when you’re reading this, you may know it’s the final day of school until September rolls ‘round. What you may not know is at Rosemount High School, this is also the final day in the career of six women. Six women who, when you add all their years together...
June 11, 2016 - 5:59am
June 4, 2016
Abby Linnett's column: Time to move on
The wind is changing. The school year is almost over and it just hit me last week that this is it. Once I walk down that aisle to receive my diploma this Saturday, my childhood is over. When I think about it, graduating high school isn’t like moving on from elementary or middle...
June 4, 2016 - 6:00am
Chuck Brooks' column: Mourning is real when a pet passes
Over the years, there have been those phone calls we’ll always remember. Normally, they are the ones that have brought bad news. I remember being in college, in the dorms, when I received a phone call at 6 in the morning. My brother was calling to tell me our only niece had died...
June 4, 2016 - 5:59am