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The Farmington and Rosemount police and fire departments along with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office have joined "911 for All," a new countywide campaign aimed at making it simpler for citizens to contact their public safety agencies in both emergency and non-emergency situations. "911 for All" encourages residents who want to provide information or need to request service -- even non-emergency service -- from their police department, fire department or ambulance service to always call 911.
Dorthea Lange took photos during the Depression. Deborah Samson hid her gender to fight in the Revolutionary War. Gertrude Stein and Emily Dickenson wrote groundbreaking works of literature. On the surface there is little to bind these women together beyond their gender, but each in her way served as inspiration for the students in Rosemount High School's Modern Company. And each will be paid tribute in a Friday night dance performance meant to celebrate the strength of those women and others like them. The theme for this year's show, called Strength, came about naturally.
Selling, promoting and pricing in the world of business are competitive to say the least. Rosemount High School students John Herron, Nicolette Sorenson, Virginia Norder, Tate Zemanovic, Amelia Volkert, Savannah Burr and Grant Jackson were able to prove they have what it takes to be successful in this industry. At the 2013 DECA International Career Development Conference Herron and Sorenson placed in the top 16 overall in a very competitive Retail Merchandising Series event and Marketing Management Series event.
It's Prom weekend here. Probably the second most popular social event of the high school year, with Homecoming taking first place. It's truly an event around here and I do mean an event. I remember my own Proms. Nothing like around here. We actually had it in the gym. First, there were pre-Prom parties at a lot of homes. Then, we would travel to the school for the dance. At about 10:30, we held Grand March. Prom was the responsibility of the junior class. Thus, they built everything that went into the decorations for that evening.
This week's Pet of the Week is Bowser, an 8-year-old boxer. Bowser's a sweet dog who knows basic commands. Unlike his namesake, he gets along well with others and would make a good addition to any kingdom. Neutered, he has no interest in Princess Peach. For more information call Shamrock Animal Hospital at 651-423-3565.
A garden can be a wonderful thing. It is a way to get outside, to connect with the Earth, to bring more healthful foods into your day-to-day diet. It can also be much more than that, a fact that is becoming clearer all the time in Farmington and Rosemount. The trend started a few years ago when the Farmington School District launched its community garden. The modest plot provided a place for people who didn't have garden space in their own yard to grow something of their own. It was a gathering place. It also did good.
May 6 Accident, motor vehicle damage, 3200 block of 145 St. w. Domestic disturbance, 3500 block of 160 St. W. Juvenile, 14500 block of Biscayne Ave. Theft from vehicle, value less than $500, 14000 block of Delta ct. Accident, motor vehicle damage, 14800 block of Robert Tr.
For Rep. Pat Garofalo, last week's vote on same-sex marriage came down to a matter of practicality. He figured the legislation had the votes it needed to pass, so he tried to get something he believed his constituents wanted. Garofalo and the rest of the Minnesota House voted 75-59 last week to remove a state law that bans same-sex marriage. Senators followed suit Monday afternoon with a 37-30 vote. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday, clearing the way for gays to marry starting Aug.
A final decision won't come for another couple of months, but the District 196 School Board has reserved the option to ask voters to approve an operating levy when they go to the polls in November. Board members voted unanimously Monday to declare their intent to put a levy on the ballot. The vote was a reaction to a proposal in the state's Omnibus Education Bill that would require school districts to declare in advance whether they plan to ask voters for extra money.
Last weekend, my mom found some old photos and gave them to me to go through. I went through them and found pictures of my best friend Ericka and me from when we were around 8 years old. As I was going through all of them, I realized that ever since I started school, I have never moved. I've never had to go through the process of meeting new friends. I've just been going to school with the same people since I was 6 years old. Although I am now a junior, I can still tell you which students from my grade at the high school attended my elementary school.