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This week's Pet of the Week is making a return trip to the Town Pages. Bonnie is a beautiful 1-year-old cat who needs an owner who can be patient with her. It takes a week or two for her to get comfortable with new people and seek them out, but once she does she is very affectionate. Bonnie is spayed and up to date on her shots. The cost to adopt her is $30. Call 952 200-6781 for more information.
Rosemount Parks and Recreation has changed the phone number for its round-the-clock information line. The new number is 651-322-6020. The info line provides the latest information on programs and potential weather cancellations. It also offers directions to facilities, services at the Ice Arena, how to make reservations, and details of special events like Leprechaun Days and the Haunted Woods Trail. The number change should make the info line more reliable and less costly to operate.
Independent School District has announced a two-hour late start for Wednesday, Feb. 29. According to the district, there will be no morning School-Age Care, morning half-day kindergarten, early childhood special education or family education classes.
Extra Dakota County DWI enforcement campaigns in January resulted in 13 DWI arrests countywide. That number does not include the arrests made by officers that were working regular shifts for their cities. Dakota County is among Minnesota's top 13 counties with the highest number of combined alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries. Extra DWI patrols will saturate Dakota County roads through September, 2012. In January of 2012, participating officers stopped 441 vehicles and issued 96 citations for traffic- and equipment-related violations.
The National Junior College Athletic Association released its latest Division II men's basketball poll Feb.21, ranking the Dakota County Technical College Blue Knights basketball team No. 8 in the country. The Blue Knights shot up from No. 13 after an 82-77 win against Williston State College and a 90-56 win against Ridgewater College last week. The team is on a 10-game winning streak, with an overall record of 22-5 "Wow!" said Head Coach Jay Pivec, a member of the NJCAA Hall of Fame, when notified of the ranking. "It's certainly an honor for us to be ranked. I'm speechless.
Hundreds turned out to the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department's Family Fun Fest. The annual festival featured music by the Alpha Bits, jumpies, ice skating and treats.
A crowd of about 25 people showed up to watch Love Letters at the Steeple Center Feb. 9. The two-person play was sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. The Pulitzer Prize winning drama follows two characters Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeacy Ladd III as they read through a lifetime of letters, notes and cards that have passed between them. Michael and Julie Bateson played the characters.
A 35-year Dakota County jail deputy, charged in Scott County with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, remains lodged in the Scott County Jail in Shakopee. Raul Rubio Mascorro is employed as a jail deputy at the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. He has been accused of molesting two minor children. He is scheduled to appear in Scott County District Court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, for an omnibus hearing. Mascorro is not a licensed peace officer.
Charles Cunningham, Courtney French Charles William Cunningham and Courtney Jayne French, both of Rosemount, have graduated from North Dakota State University. Charles earned a bachelor of science degree in emergency management. Courtney earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing. Katherine Wallin Katherine Wallin of Rosemount is a member of Northwestern College's honors program.
Another unseasonably warm week has put an end to outdoor skating in the Rosemount. The city announced Tuesday that because of the warm weather this week all of the outdoor rinks in Rosemount have been closed. Even if the weather cools down in the near future, it appears skating options will remain limited. The city has said only the rinks in Central Park and Jaycee Park will reopen if weather allows.