Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening.
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Beer is fun. However, brewing beer, especially at production scale, is a scientific and skilled process. Just like any other industry, beer-makers need an adept workforce. At least in the Midwest, there’s a shortage of educational opportunities to create that workforce. Dakota County Technical College hopes its newest program will close that gap.
Mayor Bill Droste delivered his annual State of the City Address March 25 at an event sponsored by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce . The state of the Rosemount , Droste said, "is very strong." He cited data from a recent community survey and the city's recent STAR Communities certification to support his statement. Droste announced during his speech that Rosemount has received a 3-STAR rating from ST
The city of Rosemount recently appointed residents to its various advisory commissions. The commissions provide recommendations to the city council on various matters.
Kids 10 and younger can participate in Rosemount’s annual spring egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. March 28 at the Ames Soccer Complex at Dakota County Technical College. Kids can...
Each of the speakers at last weekend’s St. Joseph Prison Ministry Workshop had a different experience to share. But all of them called for a greater church presence for those...
The Dakota County Technical College Transportation Technologies project bonding request seemed to be in the bag last year.
A grass roots effort to bring regional passenger rail services through the south metro has successfully jumped one hurdle. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released its draft State Rail Plan, and in the document MnDOT designates a Twin Cities-to-Northfield passenger rail line as a Phase I priority. The designation means the project will be considered in the next 20 years and is eligible for federal funding. “It’s what we were hoping for.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency’s board terminated executive director Mark Ulfers earlier this month following employee complaints. The agency’s board, which consists of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners , made the decision unanimously after a closed session March 3 in which they met to discuss the workplace complaints. County attorney spokeswoman Monica Jensen said the termination is a private civil matter and that no ch
During his annual State of the City Address today, mayor Bill Droste announced that Rosemount has been named one of the nation’s most sustainable cities. STAR Communities has awarded the city a 3-STAR community rating for national leadership in sustainability. “Several years ago Rosemount was working on several fronts connected with sustainability,” Droste said. “But we lacked a tool to measure progress. The STAR Community Rating System provided the structure we were looking for.
This past Veteran’s Day, the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Rosemount group hosted a dinner for active military members, veterans and their families. The event was a great success, and the...