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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.
An episode of "Into the Outdoors" — an educational television series for elementary, middle and high school students — featuring Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. Winners will be announced during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 3 in Chicago. The 20-minute episode, titled, "Decoding the Science of Crude Oil," can be viewed online at intotheoutdoors.org/topics/turning-crude-oil-into-fuels.
The Rosemount Area Arts Council and the City’s Youth Commission will stage the community’s sixth annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The community event will...
Several Dakota County parks will be closed periodically during November and December due to controlled deer hunts. Hunts are scheduled at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Spring Lake Park Reserve, and Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. To ensure the safety of residents, the parks will be closed off to the public during the hunts, which are part of Dakota County's deer management program. Lebanon Hills will be closed all day on Nov. 7, 12, and 21, and closed until noon on Nov. 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23.
Dakota County Technical College has been ranked as part of the career and technical college list for the "Military Times" list of Best for Vets: College 2017 rankings. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times' comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. DCTC was ranked 12th of just 24 schools that made the list. More than 500 colleges took part in this year's detailed survey.