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25 years ago From the June 19, 1986 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Vo-Tech employees awarded for service Longtime employees of Dakota County Vocational Technical Institute were honored recently at Staff Recognition Night. 15-year employees are Board Member Tony Villelli, Eagan; Dave Schroeder, Burnsville; Karen O'Brien, Prior Lake; and Don Hayes, Farmington.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education spending in a budget proposal he released this morning. The Democrat's total budget plan for the next two years would be $37 billion, up from just over $30 billion in the budget that ends June 30. At the same time, he makes cuts to help balance a $6.2 billion budget deficit. There were few surprises, since he talked extensively about the budget during a year he campaigned for governor.
Sept. 17 Methodist garage sale Rosemount United Methodist Church will hold its semi-annual garage sale Sept. 15 through Sept. 17. The sale will feature clothing, toys, household items, books, furniture and many yet-to-be-discovered treasures. The sale dates and hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 17. Rosemount United Methodist Church is located at 14770 Canada Ave. W.
Law enforcement officials offered few new details Thursday about an officer-involved shooting late Wednesday in Cottage Grove that left one man dead and another wounded after a traffic stop on the city's west side. A spokesperson revealed little during a midday press conference about what led up to the shooting that Cottage Grove police say occurred shortly before 11 p.m.
The chorus of high school singers belts out a familiar tune on the stage of Rosemount High School's performing arts center. "We are family! I got all my sisters with me! We are family! Get up ev'rybody and sing!" "And again!" Director Steve Albaugh encourages the chorus to try again, "Come on guys, practice makes permanent." And again! Musical theater, unlike cinema can't be redone for a second take. While on stage, performers must carry out their full talents at all times. "OnStage is basically a glorified talent show," Albaugh said.
The body of Farmington resident Andrew Lindberg was found Wednesday morning with his downed plane in a remote, wooded area about 24 miles east and 6 miles south of Mahnomen. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties reached the plane this morning, said Jeanine Brand, Clearwater County's attorney and public information officer. The crash site is near the intersection of state Highway 200 and Height of Land Forest Road, a few miles southeast of Roy Lake. As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board officials were en route to investigate the crash.
The Minnesota Supreme Court followed the recommendation of a three-member panel and publicly reprimanded Dakota County Judge Timothy Blakely for his behavior during his 2002-03 divorce proceedings. The Supreme Court censured and suspended Blakely for six months without pay. In its opinion, filed Sept.