Kara Hildreth / contributor
Farmington Rotary Club's Ramble Jam is building a reputation as the place for up-and-coming country music musicians in an outdoor venue. Each year Ramble Jam promises to deliver live music with bands who satisfy the soul. The festival is for all who love country music and even a few who may be on the fence and may like a little country and a little rock 'n' roll. Farmington Rotarian Lori Jensen, fundraising chair for Ramble Jam, said this year all the hard work paid off. The club will be ready to give back to local groups and fund local scholarships.
Living through a life-altering health scare turned into a beacon of life for one Rosemount family. Five months ago Chris Orr suffered a heart attack on March 3 when he was teaching gym class at Rosemount High School. Fellow Rosemount High physical education teacher Tracy Cassano saved her colleague's life when she acted swiftly with life-saving skills to resuscitate Orr. Cassano was honored by earning a Lifesaver of the Year award from Dakota County's Emergency Medical Services.
This week Dakota County Fair sells passports to fun. Loyal, veteran fair-goers return to the fairgrounds each year, but I aim to appeal to you who have never attended the Dakota County Fair or have not returned for a few years. You know who you are. This year fair organizers plan to offer more free music all day and into the evening across the fairgrounds. You can check out lively musical theatre at the daily Chautauqua tent show that makes fun of Minnesota nice with songs and one-liners.
It took six hours for the Rosemount Fire Department and three other area departments to extinguish a blaze Sunday at Spectro Alloys Corp. Fire crews and police were called at 8:58 p.m. to Spectro Alloys, 13220 Doyle Path East. The fire was located in one baghouse and one large piece of equipment that cleans air from one of the aluminum recycling furnaces. There were no reported injuries.