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The Rosemount 4B boys' traveling basketball team was crowned state champions in the MYAS state basketball tournament, which was held March 10-11 for the 4B3 division. The Irish went undefeated in the tournament, winning games against Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Eagan and finally beating Edina 34-24 to clinch their title. The previous weekend, the team won the Consolation Championship at the Rochester Tournament that took place March 3-4.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
The Front Porch Players of Rosemount announces the opening of their spring play, "Murder Among Friends," a mystery comedy written by Bob Barry and directed by Keith Reed. The play will be performed at the Rosemount Steeple Center Theater, 14375 S. Robert Trail. Opening will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, and will run at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 and 16, and Saturdays, March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $14 each and are available at the door.
ROSEMOUNT—A rising soprano star and former local student will perform with Rosemount High School choirs Monday, March 5. Mary Wilson Is acknowledged as one of today's most exciting artists, with OperaNews heralding her first solo recording, "Mary Wilson Sings Handel," as one of the "best of the year." Cultivating a wide-ranging career singing chamber music, oratorio and operatic repertoire, her "bright soprano seems to know no terrors, wrapping itself seductively around every phrase," according to the Dallas Morning News.
Out of the 34 compliance checks conducted in 2017, 28 clerks or retailers — 83 percent — upheld the law and refused the sale of tobacco to Pierce County underage youth, according to the Pierce County Health Department. Two of these retailers, BP Amoco in Prescott and Dollar General in River Falls, were randomly selected to receive special recognition this year. The health department wishes to thank and congratulate all tobacco retailers that did not sell tobacco products to minors.
With the creation of a regional newsroom and a larger reporting pool as goals, Publisher Neal Ronquist has announced that the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages office will close permanently at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Ronquist emphasized that RiverTown Multimedia will continue producing the weekly newspaper and the websites with news and sports stories from Farmington, Rosemount and the region. Readers will not experience any changes or interruptions to their paper or its delivery.
WOODBURY — Marie Frederick, member of Artists of Woodbury, is the creative genius behind the Bold North Art Experience. "I thought that it would be a great diversion, and fun experience for people to celebrate art during the festivities of Super Bowl LII," she said. "As an artist in the area, and art educator, I know many talented artists and decided to pull together a group for a sale January 28 to February 10 when people are celebrating the Super Bowl."
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens ST PAUL—A Missouri man in town to work at Super Bowl Live is accused of offering two VIP tickets to the event in exchange for sex with a pair of teens. Justin Beard, 33, of Branson, Mo., was charged Thursday, Feb. 1, with two counts of offering or agreeing to hire a prostitute under the age of 16, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court. He is in custody and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Friday.
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's First Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Michael A. Fahey, and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
Farmington High School administrators over the weekend received word of a potential threat directed at school. They worked with Farmington Police Department to determine the source.