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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It’s been years in the making and it’s still at least a year away, but improvements will happen at the Highway 52, County Road 42 interchange. Dakota County has secured $7 million in federal funding for improvements to the interchange to be completed in 2017.
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.
For their contribution to the agriculture industry and their community, Greg and Sandi Fox were named the Dakota County 2014 Farm Family of the Year through the University of Minnesota Farm Family Recognition Program in August. While they appreciate being recognized, Sandi and Greg said they simply do what needs to be done.
A unique request has the Rosemount City Council asking some big questions. During the council’s last work session, Tom Furlong asked the council to consider annexing his property from Nininger Township. Furlong owns 415 acres in the township, including the Emerald Greens Golf Course. According to a Rosemount staff memo, Furlong wants build an RV park and townhomes on his property. The zoning of his property in Nininger Township does not permit the type of development Furlong would like to undertake.
Serenity and Kaylee Trezis are happy little girls who’ve been dealt a tough hand. The sisters have both been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called congenital disorders of glycosylation, also known as CDG type 1a. While the severity of the disorder varies from child to child, the symptoms include low muscle tone, failure to thrive, developmental delay, crossed eyes, blood clotting disorders, seizures and more. “We’re just trying to get them healthy and to a place where they can live a normal life,” said Jackie Trezis, the girls’ mom.