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After a long search and interview process, the Rosemount Police Department officially welcomed Jacob Grabow to its team on Monday, July 29. "There were approximately 182 applicants, so he made it through several rounds of interviews," said Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner.
Akin Hills Pet Hospital has three black cats up for adoption. They have one boy and two girls. The cats have been at the pet hospital since July 22. They are 14 weeks old, ready for adoption and looking for a good home.
A new Rosemount Police Department squad car made its debut to the community at the Leprechaun Days Parade last weekend. The squad, which replaced one of the cars in the fleet, is now officially in use by the police department. The new vehicle is the first in a replacement schedule that the police department has in place to get newer, more up-to-date vehicles. There are noticeable differences between the current squad and the new squads that will be slowly introduced into the lineup.
A program coming to Rosemount later this month aims to keep teen drivers safer on the roads. On July 27, the Tire Rack Street Survival program comes to Rosemount, and is available to those ages 15-21. Tire Rack Street Survival is a non-profit teen driving program available throughout the nation from Tire Rack, tire and wheel specialists, and the BMW Car Club of America Foundation, a non-profit whose goal is to provide benefits to the motoring public.
In its sixth year, the Hartford and RE/MAX Results Breast Cancer Ride begins on Aug. 3 and ends the following day on Aug. 4. The ride benefits Minnesotans through various support programs, including the Cancer Recovery Scholarship Program, the Breast Cancer Awareness Association Conference and a Wig Scholarship Program.
Mario Williams, 34, of Rosemount has been charged with property damage as well as domestic assault against his girlfriend who called police after her boyfriend allegedly destroyed many of her clothes as well as assaulted her.
Service with a Twist, a new program for sixth- to eighth graders that includes opportunities for service as well as career exploration, begins Friday. The program is led by Independent School District 196 Community Education, and runs Monday through Friday, July 22 through Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rosemount Middle School.
On August 1, Rosemount United Methodist Church will welcome a new youth pastor, Jean Elliott, to their staff. Elliott received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology/anthropology and religion from St. Olaf College, and from there went on for a masters in Christian education/youth faith formation from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
This week's Pet of the Week is a domestic long hair tabby. He was brought in to the Farmington Veterinary Clinic last week by animal control. He's sweet and has been known to sing by the veterinarians at the clinic. He is 5 years old, neutered, declawed and looking for a new home.
Rosemount native Eric Young will attempt to swim across Lake Belle Taine on Saturday in honor of his mother, who passed away from Parkinson's disease in September. The swim is a fundraising effort for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Young, 40, also hopes to raise awareness for the disease. Young, who now lives in Atlanta, GA, has frequented Lake Belle Taine, near Nevis, since he was born. His great grandfather was the first to build a cabin on the lake, back in 1902.