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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Since 2007 four young men who have attended School District 196 high schools have died serving in combat. To Eastview teacher Joel Kiekbusch, that's an extraordinary fact. After thinking about it, he wanted to come up with a way to celebrate the lives of Marine LCPL Daniel Olsen, U.S. Ranger Cpl. Ben Kopp, U.S. Army 1Lt. Christopher Goeke and U.S. Army Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt. Being an educator, he thought a scholarship would be the best way to honor the sacrifice the young men made.
The Rosemount Area Arts Council recently received the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Arts Achievement Award. It's a pretty big deal for the volunteers who over the last six years have put their blood, sweat and tears into establishing the organization. "We are proud of the body of work we've accomplished," said Jeanne Schwartz, RAAC chair.
Students in Farmington and Rosemount scored better than their peers statewide in almost all instances on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests given during the 2012-13 school year. The tests, required by state and federal law, are given every year as one tool to assess whether students are making adequate progress toward meeting state standards in math, reading and science.
Clarissa Hadler knows what it's like to own a business. So when she was putting together resources for the city's virtual business incubator she had some ideas what resources would come in handy. However, she also had to take a step back and try to remember what it's like to be new to it all. Hadler, who has owned her own businesses, was hired as an intern for the city of Rosemount to put together the virtual business incubator over the summer. Hadler is getting her master's degree in public administration from Hamline University.
Rosemount police activity from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25 including adult arrests
Well, it's not official on the calendar, but it's official in the minds of most of us. Summer is over. Gone. Toodles. Farewell. Bye-bye. See ya in nine months.
This week’s Pet of the Week is Astra, a 1- to 2-year-old cat who came to Shamrock Animal Hospital as a stray. Astra loves treats and according to staff at...
The Metropolitan Council re-aligns districts the third year after the national census. As part of those efforts, Rosemount recently became part of District 15 which is represented by Eagan resident Steven Chávez. The change took effect in mid-July. Rosemount was formerly represented on the council by Wendy Wulff. Farmington continues to be represented by Wulff.
Kids sported big smiles and parents looked relieved as their progeny stepped out of planes Saturday morning at Airlake Airport in Lakeville.The children took to the skies as part of the Young Eagles program put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association. The Twin Cities EAA Chapter 25 sponsors the Young Eagles program the third Saturday of each month. Volunteer pilots with the program take children, 8 to 17 years old, into the skies. The pilots donate their time, planes and fuel for the events.
Rosemount police activity from Aug. 12 to Aug. 18 including adult arrests