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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There will be a red-carpet premiere Saturday night at Rosemount High School . The stars of the show will be a group of teachers and students who put together the five short films included in Clean Shorts: Just the Briefs, the school’s fourth annual collection of student-made movies. The miniature film festival started as a way to reimagine the school’s approach to its winter play.
I tend to be suspicious of news stories that report on trends. It doesn’t take much to tell a couple of anecdotal stories and make it sound like all of the cool people are into beekeeping these days, or that Butte, Mont. is America’s hot new vacation destination or that your next dinner party should have a Jem and the Holograms theme. Although, your next party totally should have a Jem and the Holograms theme. I mention this because I’ve never totally bought into stories about how today’s younger generations are putting off adulthood.
The number of juveniles charged with crimes last year stayed steady in Rosemount and decreased in Farmington compared to 2013. The Dakota County Attorney’s office released its annual report on juvenile prosecution statistics last week. In Farmington, there were 33 juveniles charged at all levels of offense last year, compared to 42 in 2013.
I bought a ladder last weekend, which even by my standards wouldn’t normally be worth writing a column about. But it was a more emotionally involved process than I would have expected from a transaction involving a piece of metal that would help me reach high places. Because here’s the thing: Apparently I am too big for the majority of ladders sold in your typical home-improvement store. I’m no stranger to having trouble finding things in my size.
A truck on fire and an exploding propane tank forced the closure of Highway 3 and 143rd Street and kept students at Rosemount Elementary School for a time Thursday afternoon...
In a world that can sometimes seem almost irredeemably divided, there are a few things that never fail to bring people together. Christians and other people who enjoy getting gifts celebrate Christmas at the same time every year. Bargain hunters shrug off Thanksgiving family time to line up as one outside our nation’s Wal-Marts every Black Friday.
It took a long time for Tami Carlson’s art project to make it onto the wall at Rosemount Middle School , but now that it’s there she’s pretty happy with...
The number of adults prosecuted for felony-level offenses increased in both Farmington and Rosemount last year, mirroring a trend countywide. Throughout Dakota County adult felony prosecutions grew by about 1 percent from 2013 to 2014, from 1,545 to 1,565. Locally, the increases were even bigger, at least by percentage. In Farmington the number of adults charged grew by eight from 33 to 41.
If this week’s weather is any indication, spring is finally here and even the most delicate Minnesotans are once again free to climb up from the bunkers where they’ve spent the past four months watching hockey and calculating windchills. The arrival of warmer weather after a bitterly cold Minnesota winter makes people go a little crazy.
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District has added performing arts rehearsal spaces at Rosemount High School and new space at two elementary schools targeted to become magnet schools as it continues...