Farm to Table cuisine is being served up at local eateries by chefs who create the freshest in fine culinary creations. Home cooks and chefs look to concoct the best entrees made with local produce and ingredients harvested from family farms. In warm climates like California, the Farm to Table or Farm-to-Fork movements are a year-round affair. "The Farm to Table food trend started in L.A. or California and the idea is to get your food within 20 miles," said Keith Russell, chef and owner of the new Rebel Chef restaurant in Farmington.
Caycee Lynn Bregel has been charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty in the connection with the death and neglect of cats. Bregel, 25, a former owner and operator of Minnesota Animal Rescue, was arrested in May after a search at her rural Castle Rock rental home found dead and neglected animals. Bregel has been charged with one felony count of mistreatment of animals and 12 misdemeanor counts of mistreatment of animals. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office worked with the Animal Humane Society to conduct the animal cruelty case investigation.
ROSEMOUNT — Food can bring people together. That sentiment led to the creation of Rosemount's inaugural Fall Food Truck Festival. Hosted by the city of Rosemount, the festival plans to entertain guests with an electric mix of food flavors. The festival hopes to offer up to 12 food trucks open 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Central Park in Rosemount.
Capturing cheering fans and country music bands through her camera lens makes photographer Jamie Miles's heart sing. For the eighth year, this Twin Cities photographer will capture thousands of shots of up-and-coming, country bands and cheering fans who scream and shout this weekend at Ramble Jam, the two-day country musical festival in Farmington.
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.
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 — 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.
Dakota County residents are invited to a patriotic parade led by local public safety escorting "The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit" truck Sunday, Aug. 5, as it rolls into Dakota County Fairgrounds. "We are very honored they are giving us this chance for our communities to reach out and talk with them and pay our respects to the men and women who were victims on Sept. 11," said Capt. Dawanna Witt with Dakota County Sheriff's Office.
Stephen Siller raced back to his Brooklyn, N.Y., firehouse when he heard news terrorists had attacked the World Trade Center Twin Towers. "He had just gotten off duty and was headed home to play golf with his brothers in Staten Island, N.Y., and he heard on his scanner in his personal pickup truck what was happening," said John Hodge, cousin of Siller.