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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.
Parents in District 196 who are interested in becoming involved in district-wide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district's Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).
Sen. Greg Clausen, DFL—Apple Valley, Rep. Anna Wills, R—Rosemount, and Rep. Erin Maye Quade, DFL—Apple Valley, will hold a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. Constituents from across the district are invited to attend. "I look forward to speaking with my constituents directly and hearing their priorities for the session," said Clausen. "Town halls are an excellent way for our community to make their voices heard at the Legislature."
Longtime Pine Bend refinery Fire Chief Pete Herpst, retired last week after being a key part of the refinery's fire department for more than a quarter century.
Emergency personnel were called to Rosemount High School at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3 to respond to a medical emergency. In a statement, RHS Principal John Wollersheim said a physical education faculty member "suffered a medical emergency during class." Students at RHS were held in their third period class during the incident. Students were released to fourth period around 10:30 a.m. Students and staff in need of extra support have been invited to visit the counseling office, Wollersheim said.