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.
You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'.
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50 years ago From the Feb. 18, 1965 edition of the Dakota County Tribune School Board agrees on price for school site The Farmington School Board accepted a compromise proposal...
In October, the Rosemount Area Athletic Association announced it would partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to create a positive youth sports culture in Rosemount. The Positive Coaching Alliance is a non-profit that works to provide youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sport experience. The organization launched in 1998 at Stanford University and has impacted more than 5 million youth athletes nationwide. To make that impact in Rosemount, RAAA has to get its leadership, coaches and parents on board.
Kids getting a little stir crazy? Get them out of the house with the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department’s Family Fun Night . The annual event will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Rosemount Community Center . This year’s event will feature an inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, and treats.
Ashley Conrade , 25, pled guilty today in Dakota County Court for aiding and abetting an offender after the fact in the deaths of Anarae Schunk and Palagor Jobi. As part of the plea agreement, Conrade will serve 15 years in prison for her role in the two murders.
Susan Follett grew up in Mississippi during the 1960s but it wasn’t until after college that she learned about the civil rights struggles that were going on all around her. As a young adult, Follett saw a television documentary about the March from Selma to Montgomery and it haunted her. It was a black and white movie and it showed her a history with which she was unfamiliar. On March 7, 1965, 600 people marched east out of Selma, Ala. on U.S. Route 80. The group was marching for the right to vote.
There’s a giant hole in the ground along Highway 3 next to the Steeple Center and a giant mound of dirt next to that. Both mark the long awaited progress...
There is a quote that stands out in this week’s edition of the Independent Town Pages. It’s in a story about a resident’s effort to have a mural built at Farmington’s Schmitz-Maki Arena, and it’s essence is that you might be surprised what you can accomplish if you’re willing to make just a little effort. Don’t just assume something can’t be done, in other words. Ask the question and you might be surprised at the answer you get. There are a few stories like that in this week’s paper.
Dan Shaw, a former Rosemount Area Athletic Association board member and president, died unexpectedly Jan. 27. Shaw served as president of RAAA from 2006 to 2011. He was 54. Shaw...
The number of permits for housing was up in Rosemount in 2014 thanks to the development of a new senior-living facility and an improving real estate market. The city of Rosemount issued permits for construction of 180 housing units last year. City planner Eric Zweber said 92 of those units were part of the senior housing development being built next to the Steeple Center along Highway 3.
St. Joseph Church’s Father Paul Jarvis announced during weekend masses that he will leave the parish to be reassigned within the Archdiocese . Jarvis made the decision because of continuing...