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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For all of his 33 years of teaching, Kevin Hanzlik was usually the biggest kid in the room. The longtime Rosemount Middle School teacher, who retired in July, loved interacting with kids. He loved having fun. He loved making kids laugh. Make a kid laugh, he figured, and you can get them to do just about anything. Including learn. Usually, he did. And usually, they did. They learned. They changed. They grew.
This week's Pet of the Week is Piper, a 5- to 7-year-old rat terrier who came to Shamrock Animal Hospital as a stray. Piper is friendly, sweet and energetic and is up to date on vaccines. The adoption fee is $200. For more information on Piper call Shamrock Animal Hospital at 651-423-3565.
There will be four candidates competing for three seats when voters in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District choose school board members in November. All three incumbents who are up for election filed to keep their seats. They will be joined on the ballot by Craig Angrimson. The terms of Art Coulson, Gary Huusko and Mike Roseen all expire this year. All three said early on they planned to seek reelection.
There's a new kind of conversation these days around the Rosemount Police Department. Officers talk to each other about the healthy foods they're eating, the weight they've lost and the new smartphone apps they can use to track their calories. It's a big push for better physical fitness that started with several individual officers deciding they needed to get in better shape.
The difference in the elementary summer school program this year in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District is right there in the name. Rather than catching kids up on material they might not have grasped during the school year they just finished, the new Camp Propel is all about giving students a head start on the year to come.
A few weeks ago we wrote in this space about the benefits of making cities like Farmington and Rosemount friendlier to bikers. Encouraging people to bike around town rather than...
As president of the Leprechaun Days Committee, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this great celebration. Hard to believe it has come and gone for another year.
As has become tradition at Rosemount United Methodist Church, the ladies of United Methodist Women got together Monday to make beet pickles. The pickles will be canned and stored until the women sell them as part of the church bazaar in November. "We've done it for several years," said Janet Ewing, president of the United Methodist Women. "People love the pickled beets." The recipe used to make the beets belonged to a member of the church.
July 29 Found property, 14800 block of Robert Trail S Third degree criminal damage to property, value between $501 and $1,000, 13900 block of Connemara Trail Theft from vehicle, value less than $500, 3500 block of 153 St. W Domestic disturbance, 15200 block of Robert Trail S Detox, 2600 block of 132 Ct. W Fourth degree criminal damage to property, value between $1 and $500, 4300 block of 144 St. W July 30 Noise complaint, 14900 block of Damask Ave. W Found bicycle, 142 Street W and Diamond Path
Rosemount's Fairview Clinic is making plans for an expansion this year and leaving the door open for more growth somewhere down the line. The clinic got approval from the Rosemount City Council this week for an amendment to its planned unit development. The approval clears the way for construction of a 4,500-square-foot addition to the 10,000-square-foot clinic. The addition will include one new hallway for a service provider --EMDASH-- a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant --EMDASH-- as well as a pharmacy with a drive-through.