Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening.
You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'.
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Farmington will participate in National Night Out on Aug. 4. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Through a variety of community celebrations, National Night Out promotes the idea that making connections strengthens communities. The events can range from cookouts to root beer floats to potlucks. The parties are a way to encourage residents to establish relationships with their neighbors. Pulkrabek said making connections with your neighbors creates a bond that will last beyond Aug. 4.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has shut down the southbound lanes of Cedar Avenue, also known as Highway 77, between Old Shakopee Road and Highway 13. The closure is likely to cause a few thousand headaches. During the closure, which will last from June 5 to June 15, MNDOT crews will work on the bridge that crosses the Minnesota River. They will replace bridge joints and guard rails. Bridges and walkways will also be painted. The southbound closure started Friday and will run through June 15. From June 19 through June 30 the northbound lanes will be closed.
Summer is a chance to read what you want, and the Dakota County Library wants to encourage kids and teens to do a lot of reading by participating in the summer reading program. The Bookawocky Summer Reading Experience allows youth the opportunity to win prizes while indulging in whatever reading they want. Registration opened June 8 and the program runs through Aug.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his contract with the CDA would be terminated in 60 days. After a lengthy discussion May 12, the board voted 6-1 to finalize his termination.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his contract with the CDA would be terminated in 60 days. After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, the board voted 6-1 to finalize his termination.
The Dakota County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale May 16 with one notable change: a new location. This year the 4-H building on the Dakota County Fairgrounds will play host to the popular event. Carole Dunn, media coordinator for the Dakota County Master Gardeners, said the move of the sale comes with a host of other changes as the group has had to vacate the University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Gardens in Rosemount d
Severe Weather Awareness Week reminds us annually that during the spring and summer months the weather in Minnesota can get hairy. According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. This year, Rosemount Police Chief Mitch Scott said it’s important residents note that Dakota County has changed its warning siren policy. The sirens will sound in the event of a tornado warning or of winds that reach 70 miles per hour.
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The Internal Revenue Service has a reputation, and recently scammers have been trying to cash in on that reputation. Some area residents recently have received calls from people claiming to...
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