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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Inspiration struck Leon Tazel three years ago as he sat in the juvenile justice center in downtown Minneapolis. Tazel was there with his daughter, who was being interviewed as a...
A survey of residents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District didn’t find any significant public-opinion roadblocks to a proposed bond referendum the district is considering for the November ballot. School...
Kim Budde’s trip to Washington, D.C. last week wasn’t all about visiting monuments. She was also there to be recognized as one of the nation’s best assistant principals. Budde, assistant...
Human beings are a disagreeable group. Give us a subject, no matter how trivial, and we will argue it. Create a list of the best movies of all time, and we will work ourselves into a frothing Internet rage about the indignities of excluding every single entry in the Police Academy series.
The lineups started early last Friday morning. Overzealous true-believers waited patiently until, at the appointed time, they were shown into a starkly decorated room where a uniformed attendant fitted them with a shiny metal bracelet capable of tracking their location, sending them messages and monitoring their vital signs. It wasn’t a cult initiation. At least not officially. These people were trying on the new Apple Watch . That’s a key distinction, too. They weren’t buying the fancy new smart watch.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I have a less than stellar record in NCAA Tournament pools. Now that this year’s tournament is over I figured it would be a good time to give an update. Not because I won, which I definitely did, but because I believe in being complete in my reporting. I won. In case that wasn’t clear from the preceding paragraph. I am informed by my father and his troublingly complete spreadsheet that it was my lowest winning score ever. Though to be fair, it’s a relatively small sample size.
Over three days last weekend, in separate competitions held at arenas located across the street from one another, the FIRST Robotics teams from Farmington and Rosemount high schools had the...
For the second time in two outings as directors, Chuck Brooks and Sandra Sandberg are taking Rosemount Middle School students back in time for their spring play. Two years ago, the Rosemount High School English teachers guided middle schoolers through a production of Our Miss Brooks. This time, it’s the classic radio and TV sitcom Father Knows Best. For Brooks, there are a couple of reasons for the nostalgia. For one, the old-fashioned source material tends to catch the eye of Rosemount residents of a certain age.
Apology notes were not enough to avoid criminal charges for a 43-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman accused of stealing watches, jewelry, cash and more from friends in Rosemount and elsewhere. A Rosemount woman called police last September to report suspicions Malti Koshti had been taking things from her and some others in their circle of friends.
Rosemount police arrested a man with an axe Thursday near the Rosemount High School tennis courts, according to information sent out by the school. Police believe he intended to break...