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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A husband and wife from Farmington, one of them a former Rosemount police officer, have been charged with theft by swindle for allegedly buying American Girl dolls at discount prices...
For one brief, sparkly moment, the world was a much twinklier, possibly more mean-spirited place. Now, almost before we knew it, that magical shimmer is gone and I’m left wondering whether we’re all better off or whether the world has gotten, if not less magical, at least somewhat less like a fifth grade girl’s slumber party. I imagine. I should probably explain. Sometime last week, a link began circulating on Facebook and Twitter .
When the Southern Dakota County Sportsmen’s Club holds its annual wild game dinner , picky eaters need not apply. The group’s annual fundraiser arrives every year with a menu nearly...
After months of waiting through construction, Khia Brown had to wait one extra day to open the doors of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District’s new Dakota Valley Learning Center. The...
A preliminary report to the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board Monday night included a number of proposed changes – everything from new security cameras to a whole new elementary school –...
When you’re a young baseball player, you dream of one day playing at Target Field .
For many years, the championship landscape in big-time college football was a kind of like the Wild West. With teams assigned to bowl games based on conference affiliation and/or direction from fortune cookies, the teams believed to be the country’s best frequently finished the year without playing each other.
Working in the news business as I do, words make up a big part of my life. I stare at them day in and day out. Until they become black smears on my computer screen. Until they just don’t make sense anymore. And that’s when I know my column is done. My love of words didn’t start when I did my first interview, though. I’ve been a fan of language for as long as I can remember. I love words for their versatility. You can use them to inform people, or to conceal information you’d rather they not know.
As she begins her second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives , Anna Wills is experiencing something brand new: being in the majority. With Republicans regaining control of the House in November’s election, Wills, the District 57B Republican who represents the Rosemount area, finds herself suddenly with a lot more control of what gets done, at least in her part of the state government.
At a time of year when lots of people are making resolutions to whip their bodies into shape, a pair of Rosemount High School sophomores is making plans to turn some of that muscle power into money. On Jan. 15, Lizzie Johnson and Anna Peterson will launch MoveAMuscle4MD , a monthlong effort to raise money for muscular dystrophy research while encouraging people to get out and active.