You heard them first at Hastings' Make Music Day festival. Now The Rose Creek Boys featuring Hastings resident Chuck Benda will bring its Americana-style music 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, to Rosemount's Steeple Center. The other two band members are Rosemount resident Harley Colburn and Larry Erickson, who makes a home in Austin, Minn.
The congregation at The Well United Methodist Church in Rosemount strives to be an evangelical witness and social gospel to the community. The church invites the community to attend a special 150th celebration on Sunday, Sept. 2. at the Rosemount campus, 14770 Canada Ave. W. There will be services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship will feature music through the decades, period costumes and a community picnic next to the church campus.
FARMINGTON — Farmington Chief Brian Lindquist said he is filled with gratitude after witnessing the strong support from testimonials Monday night at the council meeting. In an interview Tuesday morning, Lindquist said he is not happy about the separation but he is ready to encounter the next chapter in his career. As the son of a police office, Lindquist said he will always be an officer at heart. "I have known since I was 5, 6, and 7 years old that is what I wanted to do and I got to do it," Lindquist said.
FARMINGTON — A firestorm of public support wasn't enough to save Police Chief Brian Lindquist's job. The Farmington City Council voted 3-2 to approve the separation agreement in a heated meeting Monday, Aug. 20. For more than an hour, community members spoke favorably of Lindquist. More than 2,500 "votes" had been captured online and for days residents rallied on social media and asked for explanations from council members.
ROSEMOUNT — Northern Tap House may be opening its doors in the former Applebee's building. Rosemount City Council is slated to review an application and hold a hearing Tuesday, Aug. 21, for an on-sale liquor license to be issued to Meadowlawn Restaurants. The building at Cimarron Avenue off of Highway 42 has been vacant since April 2017. "We have been talking with folks for a while and it is exciting to have a company come in and one that has some restaurant experience," said Kim Lindquist, the Rosemount community development director.
ROSEMOUNT—Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will roll out new bus service to Dakota County Technical College on Aug. 20. The service has been sought by college students for several years and will be an extension of the existing MVTA Route 420 from Rosemount Transit Station to Dakota County Technical College. The first two years of the route are being funded through support from Dakota County as part of its East-West Transit Study.
FARMINGTON — Progress is underway to review school boundary lines in Farmington School District 192. Jane Houska, district finance director, gave an update at the non-televised work session of Farmington School Board Monday, Aug. 13, held at Farmington High School. The public can request an audio recording of any work session meeting or show up in person to listen to work session discussions. Farmington School Board first heard boundary discussions in November 2017, along with the potential need to change school start times.
Three years ago Lori and Nick Geller decided to host a block party in their backyard. They discovered it was the first time neighbors had gathered to socialize outdoors in two decades. "I really felt compelled to do it again and so we try to do it every year and I try to get together with them occasionally," said Lori Geller, who makes a home off Biscayne Avenue in Rosemount. The weather was perfect Aug. 7 as neighbors from Rosemount celebrated Night to Unite and Farmington neighbors met for National Night Out.
FARMINGTON — The Rebel Chef is ready to start a food revolution here. Staff said they hope to wow guests with gracious service, fine cuisine and a menu that pairs international world flavors with classic American comfort foods. The Rebel Chef name reflects owner and head chef Keith Russell's cooking style. Those who know and love him openly call him a food artist who can take a few ingredients and create a tasty, artful entrée in a short time without a need for a recipe.
FARMINGTON — Staff is working to achieve the 2018 priorities Farmington City Council outlined at the beginning of the year, City Administrator David McKnight said at the Monday, Aug. 6. council meeting. Many long-term capital improvement projects have been discussed at work sessions, as well ways to pay for projects in years ahead. McKnight said previously ignored city projects and issues are now being placed on the table for discussion.