Motorists near Inver Grove Heights will encounter a detour as the Highway 3 ramp to westbound Highway 55 closes Thursday, July 24, as crews conduct concrete repairs. Motorists should follow the signed detour using eastbound Highway 55 and Barnes Avenue to access westbound Highway 55. Weather permitting, the ramp will reopen by July 31. By [...]

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Christine Rose of Apple Valley won the $100,000 top prize in the Minnesota State Lottery’s Crossword Extra scratch game on Sunday, July 20. “I didn’t believe it — I was shaking, and I got an instant stomach ache,” she said of her excitement upon realizing her ticket was a winner. Rose, who purchased the ticket [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com “American Hardcore” (R) (2) [Pervasive language, including sex and drug references.] [DVD only] — This interesting music documentary explores the hardcore punk rock scene between 1980 and 1986 through interview snippets with [...]

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The Rosemount Leprechaun Days Grand Parade was held Saturday, July 19, under ideal weather conditions as an estimated 100 parade entries made their way through the streets of Rosemount. Huge crowds lined the route from Chili Avenue to 145th Street to Cameo Avenue. Airplanes from the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing of South St. Paul [...]

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