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Rosemountvoters have a lot of decisions to make when they go to the polls Nov. 6. There's the race for President, of course, and two much-talked-about constitutional amendments. But there are also several local races to think about. For your convenience, the Town Pages has collected all of our question-and-answer voters guides in one place. Refer to them and get ready to go the polls.
Large-scale demolition work started Monday morning on the former St. Joseph school on Highway 3. The building is being knocked down to make way for a planned senior housing development and public senior center. Crews have been working inside the building for several days to prepare for the demolition, removing hazardous materials and doing other jobs. Two backhoes got to work knocking the building down early Monday. The building has stood for nearly 60 years, but has been empty since the school moved to a new location next to a new church building.
October 15 DUI, first degree, refusal to submit to test, Lower 147 Street West and Robert Trail South Assault, terroristic threats, 14400 block of Diamond Path Fight, 13500 block of Dellwood Way Child protection, 3300 block of 142 St. W. Accident, motor vehicle damage, Dodd Boulevard and Shannon Parkway Theft from vehicle, value less than $500, 15600 block of Cornell Tr.
This week's Pet of Week is Mocha, a greyhound mix. Mocha has tiger-like striping which makes her a really unique looking dog. Staff at Shamrock Animal Hospital said she's a sweet girl but she's energetic and needs a place to run, so a fenced in yard would be best. Mocha is 3 years old and was picked up as a stray. She will be spayed and brought up to date on vaccinations before adoption. The cost to adopt Mocha is $225. Shamrock Animal Hospital is located at 14390 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. Phone: 651-423-3565
The Rosemount girls tennis team breezed through a pair of Section 3AA matches last week to advance through to the semifinals. The second-seeded Irish took on No. 3 Eastview Tuesday at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville, with the winner likely advancing to face South Suburban champion and No. 1 seed Prior Lake in tonight's section finals. "The semifinal should be a good match with Eastview. We had three matches that went three sets during conference play," Rosemount coach Dana Beck said.
A 36-year-old man who was staying as a guest at a Rosemount home has been charged with sexually abusing one of his host's daughters. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Ernest Chouinard went into the bedroom of the 7-year-old girl early on the morning of Sept. 28. He got into her bed, kissed her head and put his hand in her "private" area, according to the complaint.
The Rosemount Lions Club hands out dictionaries to third graders in Rosemount every year. Third graders in Rosemount have come to expect the books and are even excited to receive the.
If you have turned on your television in the past few months -- or even just walked out your front door, you have probably seen evidence of the upcoming election in November. News articles, televised satires and yard signs are already abundant and will only continue to grow in appearance as November approaches. I respect the candidates' rights to campaign, but the extent and negativity of these campaigns is truly mind-boggling to me. You could say that my opinion doesn't matter because I am 17 and unable to vote.
Kathleen "Kathy" Quandt (nee Allen), age 59, of Rosemount, formerly of Ostrander, Minn., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 26. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the White Funeral Home Chapel, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley, with visitation 1 hour prior to service. Interment also will take place on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Grandview Memorial Gardens, 1300 Marion Rd SE., Rochester.
Inez J. Meyer, age 88, of Rosemount, passed away on Sept. 8. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley. Gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery.