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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Trails were on the agenda for the Rosemount City Council during a special work session Monday night. The council discussed plans with Dakota County for a portion of Mississippi River Trail that the county hopes to build next year and plans for a trail along Diamond Path that will also be built in 2012. The evening began with a presentation from Dakota County on construction plans for the Rosemount segment of the Mississippi River Trail. The Rosemount segment, which will go from 117th to Spring Lake Park Reserve, will be a 3.8 mile portion of the 27-mile route from South St.
Jacob Grunklee likes science and he's good at it. So when the chance to be part of a science experiment came through 4-H the Rosemount eighth grader jumped at the opportunity. In all eleven Dakota County 4-H members participated in a near-space ballooning program over two weekends in mid-October. The members launched a latex weather balloon from Gaylord, Minn. Oct. 15. The members will gather one more time to see the results of data collected as part of their experiment.
For Jenny Davis, getting diagnosed with Crohn's disease several years ago was a relief. After years of dealing with pain, she finally had a reason why and ways to cope with it. "It's treatable and manageable but there is no cure for Crohn's disease," said Davis. According to Mayoclinic.com Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease.
When Meghan Odom and Angela Dehart decided they wanted to open a business together, they looked at a number of options. While doing some research the two women, who both have backgrounds in the fitness industry, stumbled upon a business called Get In Shape for Women. Both women loved the concept of Get In Shape for Women and decided that they wanted to open a studio.
Being healthy is more than just being physically fit. In fact, health includes a number of facets of our lives including mental, relationships, finances and time management. Through Nov. 20, Rosemount United Methodist Church will focus on a worship series titled Follow Jesus to ... a healthy life, a healthy church, a healthy world. The series began Oct. 30 with a sermon on healthy bodies.
October 24 Criminal damage, fourth degree, value $1 to $500, 5600 block of 142 St. E. Criminal damage, fourth degree, value $1 to $500, 15500 block of Danbury Ave. Harassment, 2800 block of Upper 138 St. W Driving after suspension, 1400 block of 145 St. E. Medical, mental health, 3400 block of Couchtown Path Civil, 5600 block of 142 St. E. Accident, motor vehicle damage, Connemara Trail and Shannon Parkway Domestic disturbance, 3200 block of 137 St. W. October 25 Possession of drug paraphernalia, 3300 block of 142 St.
A little more than a year ago Nic Stevens released his first CD, Willow Run. He wasn't sure if people would like it, but it was a dream he needed to live out. People did like the music, though. And sales of the first CD brought in enough money to make a second. Stevens' sophomore effort, To Keep Love Alive, will be released Nov. 19.
The Rosemount City Council approved a feasibility report Tuesday for the city's 2012 street improvement project.
The Rosemount Area Girls Scouts will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Red Pine Elementary School. And while the event is a fundraiser for Girls Scouts, it's also a whole lot more. "It's really a chance for the girls to learn to make and create a product and then sell it," said Girl Scout spokesperson Amanda Grayson. "It's the chance to run a small business." More than 16 troops from the Rosemount area will participate. Each troop will create a different craft to sell.
Judge Karen Asphaug rejected the defense that Jonas Grice could not distinguish between right and wrong when he shot Anthony Hartman in a Rosemount car wash in July 2010. Asphaug handed down the ruling Oct. 26. That means 28-year-old Grice faces up to 40 years in prison for the murder. A two-day sentencing hearing will be held Jan. 4 and 5.