Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday four Burnsville High athletes committed to nationally reputed schools—including one Ivy League.
Wednesday, four Burnsville High Seniors put it in black-and-white, singing letters of intent with four major institutions. The signees included three BHS baseball players Cooper Maas (University of North Dakota), Tyler Hanson (University of Minnesota) and Aaron Rozek (Minnesota State Unviersity, Mankato). A fourth was swimmer Anna Elling, who signed an NLI with Cornell University, one of eight schools in the Ivy League.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A planned open house-format presentation on UMore Park contamination quickly turned into an open forum as residents insisted on transparency: "None of this hush-hush... you’re in our back yard. We’re not in yours.”
Editor's note: UMore Park isn't just a Rosemount thing. It's a Dakota County thing with implications for Lakeville and surrounding communities. Dozens of Rosemount residents gathered Thursday night for a public meeting regarding the results of a recent Remedial Investigation (RI) on contamination issues at the University of Minnesota’s UMore Park property in Rosemount. The university has big development plans for the site that include a future eco-friendly, sustainable community of 25,000-30,000 within the City of Rosemount. The meeting was supposed to be an informal open-house format where residents could view a series of poster boards, then hear a formal presentation on the RI results from representatives of the university, Minnesota …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Students from Burnsville High tested their mettle at the FIRST Robotics tournaments this weekend. The challenge: To create a robot capable of picking up and shooting a basketball.
Aspiring engineers from Burnsville High and other schools across the Twin Cities metro came together to compete in two regional high school FIRST Robotics tournaments from March 29-31. Both the 10,000 Lakes Regional Competition and the North Star Regional Competition were held on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. The robotics season begins in January, when FIRST Robotics sends out information about the task the robots must complete in the competitive meets and a kit of parts and electronics for each robot. The challenge this year is called a “Rebound Rumble.” Each team must design a robot capable of picking up and shooting a basketball. In a tournament setting, the robots play against one another in teams of three, …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A Burnsville composer reflects on “American Hero,” a song he wrote in 2001 when he was still a student at Burnsville High School.
From the first strains of the trumpet fanfare in “American Hero” the memory of Sept. 11, 2001 comes rushing back for Composer Greg Sylvester: The towers and their cataclysmic tumble, along with the burst of patriotism in the days that followed, a feeling honed by the sharp edge of sorrow. Ten years later, that clear, blue day is still etched in Sylvester’s memory. “I don’t think anything has changed. I think I still feel as passionate about this whole thing as I did 10 years ago, as if it happened yesterday,” Sylvester said. “Just doing this interview is bringing those feelings right back to me.” Sylvester was in his second class of the day —health class — when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Astonished …