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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Feeling good isn't something Lt. Col. Mark Weber has done a lot of lately.
While it's always fun to meet authors, librarian Gladys Kim is really excited about Frank Beddor's visit to the Robert Trail Library Oct. 6. "I read the Looking Glass Wars and really enjoyed them and I have heard that he does a really good presentation," said Kim. Beddor is the author of the popular teen trilogy Looking Glass Wars, and the Hatter M graphic novels. The Looking Glass Wars trilogy takes Lewis Carrol's classic 19th century tale of Alice in Wonderland off into unexpected literary.
For a kid, there isn't any day much better than Halloween. Candy, games and costumes make for a good time. For any parent who's tried to dress their goblin or ghoul, though, the fun takes a hit from the sticker shock of buying a new costume. The Rosemount Parks and Recreation department hopes to help Rosemount families get cheap costumes by hosting a costume exchange. The idea is, if you donate a costume, you get one back free of charge.
After more than a year of trying to get established as a non-profit the Friends of the Robert Trail Library has finally been accepted by the IRS as a 501c3. "The past year has been a lot of housekeeping things....
Dakota County Technical College was proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon Company during a Yellow Ribbon Summit held Sept. 22 in Farmington in part to recognize new Yellow Ribbon organizations. DCTC was one of 30 recipients of the distinction "We're happy to be part of an organization that's stepping up," said Nicole Meulemans, the DCTC Student Life director. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon raises awareness and connects Minnesota military personnel and their families through community support, training, services and resources.
Business was the clear focus of Monday night's Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce-sponsored candidate forum at Rosemount City Hall. Both mayoral candidates showed up, as did three of the four council candidates to express their views on a variety of topics facing the city. Tim Judy was absent due to injury. After giving a brief introduction all of the candidates were asked the same questions by moderator Don Sinnwell and given one minute to answer.
In most cases people don't consider living longer a bad thing. But for those who haven't saved enough for retirement it can become a costly burden. Social security is available to help, but as Edward Jones consultant Stacey Bartelson knows, it's usually not enough to maintain most people's lifestyles. "There's usually a pretty big gap," said Bartelson. "I tell my clients that they should prepare to be unemployed for 30 years." Bartelson will partner with fellow Edward Jones consultant Lucas Blesener to host a free seminar Oct.
Maintenance workers at Dakota County Technical College spent the summer transforming the Student Life center, and many are thankful for their efforts. Crews spruced up the Student Life Center by adding office space for various groups and by adding a conference room that student organizations will be able to use for their meetings. The center was formerly a wide open space, but student life director Nicole Meulemans it was transformed to be more usable to staff and students.
September 12 Underage alcohol consumption, 18 to 21 years of age, December Trail and Diamond Path Possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, 145 Street West and Robert Trail South Lost animal, 14200 block of Bayberry Tr. Driving after license suspension, Burma Avenue and Lower 147 Street West Animal at large, 4000 block of 153 St. W. September 13 Animal impound, 14000 block of Clover Lane Theft from vehicle, value more than $1000, 2400 block of Belfast St. W. Animal registration, 2800 block of 145 St. W. Found bicycle, 2800 block of 145 St.
The Rosemount City Council had a busy night Tuesday. The agenda included three public hearings for liquor license applications and the approval of a conditional use permit. The council received few comments about any of the applications and approved liquor licenses for Applebee's Grill and Bar, Café Raisa and Irish Liquors. Applebee's received an on-sale Class B liquor license. The restaurant has a new owner, which necessitated the new license. Café Raisa received an on-sale wine and strong beer liquor license.