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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When Christine Adams Evaska graduated from Rosemount High School in 1988 she had no idea what the world had in store for her. She just knew she liked to create things. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and got a degree in graphic design. But she knew sitting all day working on a computer wasn't for her. So she got a job in retail. The job paid the bills but it still didn't fulfill her creative side. And when Evaska's son was born 13 years ago, she knew she didn't want to work the long hours retail work required.
In June 2012 a group from the Rosemount United Methodist Church will travel to Belize. The group will do some ministering to children and build some dwellings. In the meantime the group, which will consist of high school-aged kids, young adults and adults, will do some fundraising to help pay their way. On Jan. 30 the Rosemount UMC youth group will host a soup and sandwich fundraiser. Youth pastor Josh Corbett said the event provides a chance for the youth group to raise money by accepting a free will offering for the meal.
The Rosemount City Council conducted a second round of interviews Wednesday night and ultimately chose Matt Kearney to serve the two years remaining new State Representative Kurt Bills' term. Pamela VanderWiel and Robert Leuth were the other applicants interviewed. The council will formally approve the appointment at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 during the regular council meeting. After the vote, Kearney will be sworn in. While all three candidates were impressive the council seemed to like Kearney because of his business background.
Matt Kearney, Pamela VanderWiel and Robert Leuth will interview with the city council tonight. The three finalist for the vacant city council position will have one more chance to make their case for the position. The special meeting will begin at 6 p.m. During the first half hour of the meeting the council will narrow down a list of questions to a handful. Then each candidate will undergo a half hour interview. After the interviews the council will discuss how to proceed. Council members have said they hope to make the decision tonight. The interviews are open to the public.
Jo Hall freely admits that she likes animals more than most people. That's why the owner of The Lazy Leash Pet Grooming has made a career of serving them. "I love animals and I've worked in the field since I was 14," said Hall. Hall opened The Lazy Leash in March in River Falls, Wis. In November she opened a second location in Rosemount to better serve her Twin Cities clientele. "I had dogs in the area already and people were traveling to see me. So I decided to open a second location," said Hall. The Lazy Leash is located in one of the buildings behind A Cat and A Fiddle A Fair.
After a final morning of interviews the Rosemount City Council whittled down a field of 18 applicants to three in its efforts to fill its vacant seat. Matt Kearney, Pamela VanderWiel and Robert Leuth will interview a second time for the seat. To narrow the field each city council member wrote down a list of their top five applicants. Kearney and VanderWiel were on all four council members' lists.
Police Lieutenant Maxie Morehouse is looking for a killer and needs help. Louie "The Weasel" Frattiano's brother Tony was snuffed out a year ago and he wants to know whodunit. As they search for the killer more carnage may happen. Only residents of Rosemount can help find the killer as part of the Rosemount Area Arts Council's Mystery Dinner Theater. The third annual mystery dinner theater will unfold at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Steeple Center RAAC president Keith Reed, owner of Mr.
Timothy Carson, the Rosemount man who committed a string of robberies last year, will spend more than 10 years in prison for the crimes he committed in Dakota County.
The Rosemount Area Historical Society has dedicated itself to putting Rosemount's history into print. Gathering information has been a big job but is going well. Now it's time to put a cover to the book. Historical society member Maureen Geraghty Bouchard said the organization wants to tap Rosemount's talent, so the group has decided to have a book cover design contest.
January 2 Accident, motor vehicle, personal injury, 13800 block of Blaine Ave. Animal at large, 2900 block of 146 St. W. Domestic disturbance, 15500 block of Cornell Trl. W. Assault, fifth degree, commits or attempts harm, 14500 block of Robert Trl S. January 3 Weapon, carry while under the influence of a controlled substance, 150 Street West and Biscayne Avenue Fraud, all other, 4200 block of 159 Ct. W. Accident, police property, Akron Avenue and Bonaire Path Domestic disturbance, 4300 block of 158 Ct. W. Violation of order for protection, 14500 block of Biscayne Ave.