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The second-annual Irish Way 5K and 1-mile Fun Run drew a crowd Saturday, May 13, to Rosemount Elementary School. The fundraiser supports the school's PTO, which provides educational and technology tools and experiences for students.
The Rosemount City Council will visit five parks during its spring bike tour in the community. Members of the public are invited to come along for the ride. Council members are reaching out to the community to get opinions on neighborhood issues and to hold meeting beyond City Hall. They took a trip that included some different parks last June. The ride will begin from City Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Visits will include: • 5: 15 p.m., Schwarz Pond Park, 13787 Dodd Blvd. • 5:45 p.m., Connemara Park, 13930 Connemara Trail
Rosemount Boy Scout troops helped plant a tree a Rosemount Public Works department Saturday morning, May 6, for the 25th Annual Rosemount Arbor Day celebration.
Dakota County residents can recycle boat wrap for free through May 31 at Lighthouse Motorsports and Marine in Rosemount. The type of plastic used to wrap boats requires special handling and should not be placed with regular recycling.
A broken water line forced Rosemount Middle School to dismiss students early Friday, April 28. In a message to parents, the school said students were dismissed at 11 a.m. Students who regularly rode a bus home were provided transportation. Those who are transported by parents or others had to be picked up early. Students who walk were released. “We apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience,” the school said in a statement.
The Rosemount City Council will make it easier for citizens to participate in the council’s work by holding two meetings away from City Hall, along with a bike tour. The council will hold its monthly work session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Fire Station No. 2, 2047 Connemara Trail W. “We have a strong commitment to increasing citizen engagement,” said Mayor Bill Droste, “and one way to do that is to bring our meetings out into the neighborhoods.”
Thursday, April 20 Spring Open House
Fourteen Rosemount High School students earned the right to compete at DECA nationals this April in Anaheim, Calif., following Minnesota's State Career Development Conference March 19-21 in Minneapolis. Each competitive event started with over 60 competitors and was narrowed down to 12 for finals. Out of the 12 final competitors, the top four in each event earn the right to compete at DECA nationals.
Dakota County and the state of Minnesota will be hosting a community open house to discuss a summer construction project at the interchange of Highway 52 and County Road 42 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Rosemount Community Center. As part of the reconstruction project, the Highway 52 bridge over County Road 42 will be replaced and the interchange ramps will be reconstructed on similar alignments with dedicated turn lanes being added to off-ramps.
Community members are invited to apply for open positions on the Community Advisory Council to Flint Hills Resources' Pine Bend refinery. The council provides community members an opportunity to discuss issues and make recommendations to Flint Hills Resources regarding environmental, safety and other issues of concern to the citizens living within close proximity of the refinery. Council members serve in a voluntary capacity to advise and make recommendations to Flint Hills Resources.