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There are signs a new road in Rosemount is having the desired effect, but its is not yet clear just how fast progress will come. The city of Rosemount is about a month away from finishing work on an extension of 149th Street north of County Road 42. The new road will provide access to Rosewood Center, a commercial project proposed by developer KJ Walk Inc. to include a hotel and gas station as well as other businesses.
Next week, Dakota County Technical College will once again host its Teens eXperiencing Technical education program. The week-long program encourages girls grades 5 through 8 to think about and explore careers in technical fields through workshops and demonstrations. In its three year history, the program has evolved from working with Best Buy's Geek Squad, to combining Geek Squad with classes at DCTC, to a completely DCTC-based program. "We figured we had enough stuff to do we could do it the whole week," said Linda Foster, Instructional Technology Director at DCTC.
It's been nearly six years since I bought my house. In all of those years, I've never had air conditioning. Not central air. Not a window unit. Not even a Flintstone-style pterodactyl that would cool me with flaps of it's giant, leathery wings while occasionally making wisecracks to some unseen audience. It's too bad, because that last one would be pretty sweet. Aside from the part where it probably would have eaten me because I forgot to lay in an adequate supply of prehistoric rats or whatever it is pterodactyls eat.
Residents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District appear willing to open their wallets for a new school levy, but maybe not as far as district administrators would have hoped.
The bathtub races were the big event Tuesday night at Leprechaun Days. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if you are...
The second annual Spring Lake Park Reserve Music Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schaar's Bluff Trailhead, Spring Lake Park Reserve. The free night of music has undergone a few changes in its second year, but still includes the community bands that brought the crowds last year.
As a way to get more youth involved in Scouting, One Rosemount will hold the first community Scout event on Aug. 11. All area scouts are invited to be apart of a community panoramic picture as well as bring non-Scouting friends to participate in various activities. "We've been working with our local district to try to figure a way to make Scouting better," said MaryJane Schneider, Webelos leader for Pack 270 in Rosemount as well as a member of the membership committee.
I said last week I was going to focus on Leprechaun Days this week, but I forgot what this weekend was in my life. I've never said too much to you about my father. Thirteen years ago on July 27, he left this world for the next one. Since this weekend marks that anniversary, I had hoped you would afford me the option of switching gears and recognizing the man we called Dad. Like Mom, Dad grew up on a farm. He went to school through eighth grade, and then, as was typical in those days, he quit school to help on the farm.
The Rosemount Area Arts Council had a beautiful night Friday for their annual square dance, one of the first big events of Leprechaun Days. We've got photos from the event...
My husband and I have zoomed along the road behind our old neighborhood so many times we barely notice it anymore. Last week, however, as we went past, something made...