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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Need a sweet thing to do for your Valentine? The Rosemount Area Arts Council can hook you up. RAAC will present a free performance of Love Letters at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Rosemount Steeple Center. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows two characters Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeacy Ladd III, as they read through a lifetime of letters, notes and cards that have passed between them. The play was written by A.R. Gurney. "It involves two adults who started writing when they were children.
Boogie, jump and play your winter blues away with Community of Hope Church. The church will host a Winter Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 4. The free event will feature a bunch of ways to have fun, including music, jumpers, games and prizes, said director of communications Renee Graves. Kids Dance DJ will provide the tunes. And for those who go hungry, lunch will be available for $1. "We just want to bring people together to have some fun," said Graves. This is the fifth year Community of Hope will open its doors to the public for the event.
Sen. Al Franken and Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman toured the University of Minnesota Wind Research Field Station at UMore Park Jan. 27.
A Rosemount family got a rude wake up call early this morning when a car crashed into their house. Police chief Gary Kalstabakken said officers received a call at 12:58 a.m. reporting the accident. The caller said he heard a vehicle run into the house. When police arrived at 13670 Crosscliffe Place they found a white 2008 Ford Expedition in the house. The vehicle had been traveling west bound on Connemara Trail when it left the road, went airborne and clipped a tree.
A student at a school in Michigan was flying high last week as the logo he designed was chosen for his school district.
Imagine struggling to put food on the table for your children and then, out of the blue, receiving a grocery store gift certificate. Not only would the gift certificate fill a practical need, but it would also provide an emotional boost. By giving unexpected gifts like a grocery store gift certificate, Moms and Neighbors aim to give comfort and hope through the power of kindness. Moms and Neighbors is a nonprofit that consists of women who want to help families through crisis.
Since 2003 the Rosemount City Council has sat down early in the year to established goals for the months ahead. Mayor Bill Droste said the process has helped the council focus in on what's important and make things happen. "It keeps us accountable," said Droste. The council held this year's goal setting sessions Jan. 20 and 21. During that time, Droste said, the five members of the council talked openly about what went well in 2011 and what didn't.
The Isaiah Group aims to open dialogue with governing officials to build better communities.
Tony Marthaler has shown cattle for years and he loves it. That's why when he started at North Dakota State University, he joined the Saddle and Sirloin Club. The club aims to promote the agricultural industry through educational and social activities. As part of that mission the club runs an event called Little International. The student-led event consists of showmanship competitions in beef, dairy, sheep and swine among others. The club honors agriculturists who distinguish leadership in the industry.
Jonas Gerald Grice was sentenced to 25 years and nine months in prison for murdering Anthony Hartman in a Rosemount car wash in 2010. Judge Karen Asphaug also ordered Grice to pay restitution to the family as determined by community corrections. The sentence was handed down today in Dakota County Court. Grice pleaded guilty to intentional second degree murder but held onto a mental illness defense.