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Cops: Man Threatened To Shoot Neighbor Teaching Daughter To Ride A Bike

A 61-year-old Minnesota man in the south metro admitted last week to pointing a shotgun at his neighbor for how he was teaching his daughter to ride a bike.

06/02/2014

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Charges: Man Pulls Gun After Losing Cribbage Game

A 60-year-old Rosemount man is accused of pulling a gun on another man after losing in a game of cribbage, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. Peter Eldon Kvam was charged with second-degree assault and one count of terroristic threats in connection with the incident

03/26/2014

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Collection Agency Owner Sentenced For Major Financial Fraud

A 50-year-old Rosemount man has pleaded guilty to one count each of theft and theft by swindle while being the owner of a collection agency, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

03/03/2014

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‘Tire Rack Street Survival’ Teaches Teens Safe Driving

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for teenagers across the country, which is why one group is working to help keep them alive behind the wheel. The Tire Rack Street Survival program was held Saturday at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount. The program was created to improve driver competence through hands-on experience. Students learn how to manage driving hazards, obstacles and challenges on an advanced driving course.

01/18/2014

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Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Prep Bowl

even state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.

12/07/2013

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Rosemount Marching Band Gears Up For Rose Bowl Parade

They were recently voted on by WCCO-TV viewers as the best marching band in Minnesota, and now they’re going to the Rose Bowl. But the Rosemount High School marching band needs your help to get there.

12/06/2013

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The Metrodome

It’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.

11/28/2013

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Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Set After Semifinal Weekend

The match-ups are set for the Prep Bowl, where high school football teams leave the Metrodome as state champions or get so close and have it go wrong in one game. Now all high school football fans can do is wait a week as state championship games in all seven classes will be played the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.

11/19/2013

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Blockbuster Video Announces It’s Closing

It could be considered a sign of the digital times we’re in as a popular video rental franchise announced its shutting down. Blockbuster Video has announced its closing all of its rental stores and its latest DVD-by-mail service.

11/07/2013

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Minn. Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Outside Bar

A Rosemount man faces a first-degree murder charge in a fatal shooting outside a bar last month. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom says a grand jury Thursday indicted 31-year-old Anthony Lee Nelson on first- and second-degree murder charges.

10/24/2013

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Prep Blog: First Round Playoff Preview

The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.

10/22/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s hard to believe the final week of the regular season is here, but that means it won’t be long before some players are handing over their pads after season-ending losses. This is the last chance for many teams to gain some momentum before the start of the postseason. It’s also a week where some teams can clinch a conference championship.

10/16/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013

Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.

10/11/2013

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Police: Death Of Rosemount Couple Ruled Murder-Suicide

Police have ruled the incident in which a married couple was found dead in Rosemount as a murder-suicide. According to Rosemount police, 32-year-old Steven Lee Vasey Jr. received multiple gunshot wounds, and Melissa Vasey, 31, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

10/10/2013

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Police: 2 Found Dead In Rosemount Home

Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead in a Rosemount home early Tuesday night. Rosemount Police responded to a residence on the 2900 block of 146th Street West at about 5:48 p.m. on a request to check on the welfare of a couple inside the home.

10/09/2013

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Police: Anarae Schunk Likely Died Day Of Bar Shooting

Rosemount Police, which is leading the investigation into the death of Anarae Schunk, said she likely died in Rosemount the same day her ex-boyfriend is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar.

10/03/2013

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Volunteers Search In Lilydale, Rosemount For Missing U of M Student

Family members of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk are combing an area near the Mississippi River for her body, according to the Facebook page created for her search effort. People are searching for the missing University of Minnesota student near Pickerel Lake in Lilydale, as well as areas in the vicinity of Highway 46 near Rosemount and Farmington. Burnsville Police told Schunk’s family Saturday that they are certain she’s dead. They have not yet disclosed what evidence points to that conclusion.

09/29/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Sept. 20, 2013

If you weren’t able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.

09/20/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 3 Top Performances

It was a big weekend for high school football in the Twin Cities as there were a ton of big match-ups on area football fields. This is that time of the season where the team leaders start to emerge, and they do so by putting up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis.

09/17/2013

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Authorities Investigating Bomb Threats In Apple Valley, Rosemount

Authorities say they are investigating a pair of bomb threats that were received at Walgreens stores south of the Twin Cities late Wednesday morning. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of bomb threats at Walgreens stores in Apple Valley and Rosemount.

09/04/2013

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Syrian Crisis Separates Rosemount Man From Wife

One family in Minnesota is watching the crisis in Syria unfold for very personal reasons. George Bittar lives in Rosemount and spends most of his time lately glued to Skype, making sure his wife Sally, who’s in Syria, is OK. “It’s been very stressful,” George said. “She’s there and I’m here and we just, sometimes, we can’t sleep. And it’s just so hard for both of us.”

08/31/2013

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Twin Cities Company Tries Innovative Landscaping Approach — Goats

A Twin Cities company is using an unorthodox way to help deal with a thorny landscaping issue. About 120 goats are grazing the grounds surrounding the Flint Hills Refinery in Rosemount.

08/30/2013

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Prep Blog: South Suburban Conference Football Preview

School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.

07/09/2013

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Army Officer, Author Lt. Col. Mark Weber Laid To Rest

Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects on Friday to a proud Army officer and devoted husband and dad. At 38, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was on the fast track for a successful military career. But the story of his unexpected journey would reach far beyond the halls of the Pentagon. “He was a scholar. He was just a joy to be around, very inspirational,” says Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, spokesperson for the Minnesota National Guard.

06/21/2013

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So. St. Paul Police Sergeant Charged With DWI, Fleeing Cop

A South St. Paul Police sergeant was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of fleeing a peace officer after a run in with Rosemount Police earlier this week. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, 26-year-old Cory Michael Slifko fled from a Rosemount Police officer who was attempting to pull him over around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

06/14/2013

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