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The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual “Citizen Academy” again in 2017. The program will run six consecutive Thursdays starting Feb. 16 and concluding March 23. The six sessions will run from 6-9 p.m. on each of those Thursdays.
Cozy up with a warm drink for the 2017 Winter Reads adult reading program at Dakota County libraries. Rate and submit reviews of books read from Jan. 9 to Feb. 28 to be eligible to win prizes. Participants can enter an unlimited number of reviews during this time period. The more reviews submitted, the better chance to win. Winter Reads is presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Library Agency (MELSA) and the Dakota County Library Foundation. There is no cost to participate or attend programs.
The Rotary Club of Rosemount recognized Rosemount High School senior Anna Peterson as its September Student of the Month. Peterson excels both in and out of the classroom. She has taken many Advanced Placement and College in School courses, including computer science, calculus and physics, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She has been awarded numerous academic achievement awards, including AP Scholar with Distinction.
Here are the 10 most-read stories on RosemountTownPages.com in 2016: 1. Solving a local mystery (Jan. 8) www.rosemounttownpages.com/life/events/3918367-solving-local-mystery 2. Local officer connects the dots to put sexual predator behind bars (Dec. 14)
On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Rosemount City Council recognized Arlene Casey of Rosemount for 50 years of service as an election judge. Casey first served as an election judge in 1966 in the gubernatorial election of Harold LeVander. She lived and served in Burnsville for 24 years, then moved to Rosemount 13 years ago where she's continued to volunteer as a judge. With 50 years of service, Casey has helped oversee the election of eight governors and seven presidents in 26 general elections, as well as numerous primary elections.
Maintenance crews with the city of Rosemount will plow city streets from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 and again beginning at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. Per city ordinance, there is no parking on any streets in Rosemount until they are cleared curb-to-curb. Priority streets (link) are plowed first. Neighborhood streets are plowed after priority streets are completed.
An episode of "Into the Outdoors" featuring Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery won a regional Emmy award at a ceremony in Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 3. Presented by the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the award recognized the series for Outstanding Achievement for Children/Youth/Teen Programming. "Into the Outdoors" is an educational television series for students.
The Rosemount City Council will host a reception before its Dec. 20 meeting to honor a departing member. Council member Vanessa Demuth will leave the council when her term ends Dec. 31. The informal reception will take place on the second floor of Rosemount City Hall, 2875 145th St. W., at 6 p.m. Dec. 20. The public is invited. The regular meeting of the City Council will follow at 7 p.m.
Christopher Onyango-Robshaw, currently the fiscal operations director for Robbinsdale Area Schools, has been hired to be the new coordinator of finance for Independent School District 196. Onyango-Robshaw will replace Stella...
Deerwood Elementary School Principal Miles Haugen has been selected to become principal of District 196's nineteenth elementary school when it opens next fall. Haugen will continue as principal at Deerwood through the end of the current school year. The district will begin the process of hiring his replacement after the first of the year, Superintendent Jane Berenz announced Wednesday.