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'.
- Member for
- 1 year 3 months
The city of Rosemount got some help from the Dakota county Community Development Agency to enhance a park-and-ride facility that the city plans to build. On Feb. 9 the board of the Dakota County Community Development Agency approved Rosemount's request for $250,000 to provide enhancements to a downtown park and ride the city is working to fund.
Denny Shields knows what it's like to transition from military to civilian life. The former colonel did it himself about three years ago. While he had a pretty easy transition, he knows it can be difficult for some and he wants to help in any way he can.
Mike Hernandez has worked at Reno's Pizza since he was 13 years old. The longtime pizza shop belonged to his grandparents Gene and Sandra Capocasa, and he was helping out the family business. Over the years he continued to work at the restaurant off and on and it just became a part of who he is. So when his grandma decided to retire, Hernandez, now 25, decided to take over. "I like what I'm doing and I like maintaining a good product," said Hernandez. Running a restaurant is no small task. Hernandez has made a few changes. The restaurant now offers delivery and is open Sunday and Monday.
Members of the Rosemount High School DECA Club have been trying to think of a way to make the club more prominent in the community. Then an idea fell into the lap of president Stefanie Knight at a family function. Park and recreation supervisor Lisa Maurer recommended Knight get involved with one of the department's community events, specifically the Rosemount Family Fun Festival. Knight thought it sounded like a good idea and brought it to some of the other club members and the group decided to give it a go. So at the event, being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb.
As the last bunch of soldiers with the 34th Infantry Division walked into the Rosemount Community Center Wednesday they walked through a line of flags held proudly by members of the Minnesota Patriot Guard.
A 36-year-old Eagan man is in stable condition at Region's Hospital after being hit by a sports utility vehicle in the Shenanigan's Pub parking lot Saturday night. Christopher Michael Allen suffered significant injuries, including multiple rib fractures, bilateral lung collapse, liver laceration and lateral stomach bleeding due to the incident that occurred shortly after bar close. The man accused of hitting Allen, 32-year-old Rosemount resident Saddam Samaan Daoud Samaan, was charged Feb. 9 in Dakota County court.
Gerry Rainford was watching a 9 o'clock news story about soldiers returning from war when he had a thought. Who has been taking care of their vehicles for the last year? "I know if I left for a year my wife wouldn't know what to do with the car," said Rainford. That thought spurred an idea for the instructor in the second year auto body program at Dakota County Technical College. He figured his department could help out the families of active service members. So Rainford started asking around to see if others would be interested in doing something and the answer was an overwhelming yes.
It's the time of year again when red and pink are everywhere. The decision between flowers or chocolates lingers on the brains of lovers everywhere and as the days quickly pass Feb. 14 gets closer. For Michelle Scheuerlein, owner of Rosemount Floral, Valentine's Day means lots of business and long hours. She doesn't mind, though.
Nic Stevens has made music his whole life. The son of a music teacher, it's part of who he is. It's the way he communicates his feeling. It's the way he relieves stress. Up until recently though, Stevens pretty much kept his music to himself. In college he made a couple demos but those efforts didn't go far. Then life happened. He met his wife, became a youth pastor and started a family, which didn't leave much time to pursue his dream of reaching a broader audience.
A man is in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle and drug for a short distance in the Shenanigan's Pub parking lot Saturday night. Rosemount police chief Gary Kalstabakken said while police are still trying to put the pieces together it appears the victim was struck after a fight broke out between two or three people in the parking lot of the bar. A man involved in the fight got into his vehicle, backed up over the curb and hit the victim, who Kalstabakken said was not involved in the altercation. The driver then sped forward dragging the victim for a short distance.