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.
Dakota Communications Center executive director Kent Therkelsen has announced he will retire this spring. "In 2006 when I got involved with this I wanted to be part of a start-up project. It's been my plan all along to leave when I felt that there was good operational stability," said Therkelsen. "I think that's where we're at." Therkelsen led the start up of the facility that serves as the centralized emergency dispatch center for 11 cities in Dakota County and a number of townships. The center opened Dec.