Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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Early Saturday evening, a horse ran around a track faster than a bunch of other horses and a whole lot of people kind of flipped out. Admittedly, this was more...
John Langworthy has gotten used to answering questions about his wife. At the bank. At the store. People he’d never met, who may never even have met Andrea Langworthy, wanted...
When they held their first swim-marathon fundraiser three years ago, the girls behind Swim2Win4MD figured it was a one-time thing. Now, as they get ready for year four, they can’t...
It turns out, people don’t always know what Tim Leslie does for a living. Leslie was elected Dakota County Sheriff in November, but as he started making the rounds to Rotary Clubs and other community groups, he kept getting the same kinds of questions.
The Rosemount High School class of 2015 brought an official end to its academic careers Saturday with commencement exercises held in the RHS gym. We have a lot of photos. We'll have video, too, as soon as we get a chance to edit it.
Graduation season is here again. Seniors from Farmington High School will receive their diplomas Friday night. Rosemount seniors will follow on Saturday. At the School of Hard Knocks, graduates will presumably just roll themselves a cigarette and get on with their day. Barring any last-minute invitations, this will mark the 18th straight graduation neither school has asked me to address its departing students.
When Christian Alderman was getting ready to come to Rosemount High School for his freshman year, one of the school’s special education teachers asked his parents what their son’s plans...
Back in the early days of my tenure here I would occasionally write movie reviews and put them in the paper. It was never anything official. I didn’t get invited to critics’ screenings. Roger Ebert never asked me to hang out with him. I didn’t even get a deal on Twizzlers at the snack counter. I did it for a couple of reasons. It was fun, for one thing. I like going to movies. I like writing.
When a high school student makes a movie, the options for distribution are pretty limited. There are online video sites like YouTube , but there’s a big difference between seeing your movie in a browser window and watching it on the big screen. That’s the appeal of The District 196 IMAX Film Festival.
If you read this column last week you know I recently crashed my bicycle. And here’s the thing about crashing a bicycle: If a person were to come to me and say, “Hey, Nathan, I have an opportunity here to crash a bicycle, and I hear you’ve done that. Do you recommend it?” I would definitely say no. We’re not afraid to take controversial positions here at the Independent Town Pages. We’re also pretty down on accidently sticking your hand in a running blender. Crashing a bike is problematic for a few reasons. For one, it hurts.