Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nearby ceremonies on Monday include events in Apple Valley, Eagan and Rosemount.
Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice—their lives—in military service to the United States. Local ceremonies on Monday give people places to gather to do just that: The Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776 will host an observance starting at 11 a.m. Monday, in Veteran's Park behind the post's building. Includes units from the Apple Valley American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol as well as music by the Scott Highlands Middle School band. All are welcome to participate in all events. Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be served starting at 10 a.m. The Tribute & Memorial Plaza in Eagan's Central Park will…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Both Apple Valley and Rosemount had 84 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
Apple Valley and Rosemount had a high voter turnout in the 2012 election for a state that is itself already well above the national average. Minnesota fell to third in the country—behind only Mississippi and Wisconsin, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau made public Wednesday evening. Although it had the highest levels in the country of voter turnout in the 2008 election, the 73.2 percent of citizens who voted here in 2012 is still comfortably above the national average of 61.8. (The Census Bureau’s rates are different from those from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, which lists a 76.11 percent voter turnout rate. The Census Bureau’s rate for Minnesota is listed as having a margin of error of ± 2.1 percent.) The Census …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Last year, more than 80 homes participated in the city-sanctioned garage sale, which runs from May 16-18.
Attention all bargain shoppers! The city of Rosemount will once again coordinate an annual citywide garage sale starting on Thursday, May 16 and running through May 18. Last year, more than 80 homes participated in the event, and this year 62 homes plan to host sales. The garage sale signs signs won't be hard to spot and many neighborhoods turn the event into a festive atmosphere. Garage sale listings and maps will be available from the Rosemount City Hall or Rosemount Parks and Recreation Office. Or you can click on the PDF attached to this article to view and download a copy of the map complete with addresses for each location. Click here for more information regarding the event.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Show Mom she's special with these area ideas on ways to celebrate Mother's Day in and around Apple Valley and Rosemount.
Moms are special everyday of our lives, but this Sunday is the annual day where Moms are recognized with their own special day. Whether you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day near or far, here are a few suggestions to help you share the love. Meals Enjoy! Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner This Mother's Day, from 9am-2pm, treat Mom to one of the best all-you-can-eat Brunch Buffets around! Enjoy! brunch buffet items such as the yogurt parfait bar, Eggs Benedict, fresh seafood, baked tortellini with homemade Italian sauce, carved meats, chocolate fountain and much more. Then from 4-9pm, Enjoy! will be offering signature items from their regular Dinner Menu. Rascals Bar & Grill Mother's Day Brunch is filling up so call for a reservation soon! $19…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Get rid of batteries, computers, TVs and other difficult-to-dispose-of items at the city's annual cleanup day. For Rosemount residents only.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the city of Rosemount. A citywide clean-up day will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Dakota County Technical College at 1300 145th Street East (Co. Road 42). This year the event will take place in the east parking lot instead of the west parking lot as it had been in the past. Participants can enter the site off of Audrey Avenue just south of the new college baseball field. New this year will be the participation of the Salvation Army at the cleanup event. The Salvation Army will have staff on site to accept donations of still usable items including clothing, household goods, kitchen items, still working electronic devices, and other miscellaneous …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Watch a recording of the full address, given on March 20.
Mayor Bill Droste painted a rosy picture of the city's economic outlook in 2013 during his annual State of the City address, given on March 20 at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. Click play on the video above and listen to the mayor's full address, or catch the highlights here.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Landon Medvec gave it his all on Monday in front of celebrity judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher during the blind audition round on "The Voice".
Rosemount singer Landon Medvec hoped his raspy voice could win over the judges on NBC's "The Voice" Monday night, but his rendition of "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison didn't catch on during the blind audition round. Medvec's performance seemed to surprise celebrity judges Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher—who thought Medvec was a woman, based on his singing alone. "If I would've hit my button, I would've thought I was picking a girl," Shelton told Medvec after the performance, when the judges' got their first look at the contestant. "I've never gotten that before," a bemused Medvec said before telling judges his audition on the Voice was his first performance. Celebrity judge Adam Levine was the only one who didn't seem surprised …
Monday, March 25, 2013
From an increase in DUI arrests to a brighter business outlook. Mayor Bill Droste's speech, boiled down.
An increase in residential building, a $400 million upgrade to the Flint Hills refinery, new businesses moving in or expanding. Mayor Bill Droste painted a rosy picture of the city's economic outlook in 2013 during his annual State of the City address, given on March 20 at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. But Droste touched on plenty of topics during his lengthy presentation. Here are a few of the highlights:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The city-owned plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plots are $35 to rent.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the city of Rosemount. The city of Rosemount is once again offering a limited number of garden plots at several locations within the City. Plots will be available for summer 2013 at Biscayne, Jaycee, Lions, and Winds Parks, and at the city-owned property at the northeast corner of Akron Avenue and Bonaire Path. The 20’ x 20’ plots are available this year for $35 each. Plots can now be reserved and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms and program guidelines are available by clicking here. Registration and payment can be made at the Rosemount Parks and Recreation office in the Rosemount Community Center at 13885 South Robert Trail. Payment may be made in…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Rep. Anna Wills is listed as the chief author of a proposal to appropriate $25 million to rebuild the Cty. Rd. 42 and Hwy. 52 interchange.
District 57B Rep. Anna Wills (R) wants to appropriate $25 million in bond proceeds for the reconstruction of the intersection of Hwy. 52 and Cty. Rd. 42 in eastern Rosemount. Wills is listed as the chief author of the proposal, which was introduced on March 7 and referred to the House Transportation Finance Committee. The appropriation would cover the cost of environmental studies, engineering, purchase of nearby real estate and construction. In other political news around the county: The Mill Towns state trail may get an infusion of cash, if a proposal from District 20 Sen. Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) is signed into law. Late last month, the Northfield senator authored a bill, SF 747, that would appropriate $550,000 in bond proceeds for the …