Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Eagan resident and Eastview High School grad Dare Van Waes was named Miss Teen Minnesota at the statewide Miss Coed Minnesota Pageant on March 23-24 in Minneapolis.
Dare Van Waes isn't your stereotypical pageant girl. A full-time student at Inver Hills Community College, Van Waes holds down five jobs as a waitress, theater intern, a UPS employee and as a staffer at two separate modeling agencies. The Eastview High School graduate also lives on her own—no small achievement for an 18-year-old. In between it all, Van Waes still finds time to pursue her passion for pageantry. Late last month, she was named Miss Teen Minnesota in the Miss Coed Minnesota Pageant—a historic 'first' for Van Waes. This November, she'll compete at the National Miss American Coed Pageant in Florida. It's not surprising, given her own resume, that Van Waes is quick to correct any misperceptions about the Miss Coed Minnesota …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center distributed 854,000 pounds of food in 2012, an significant increase over the 2011 total.
Logic dictates that, with unemployment dropping statewide and the economy slowly recovering, the number of people seeking help at local food shelves would also decline. But that hasn't happened at the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers. In 2010, the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center (ELRC) dispensed 384,085 pounds of food to 5,567 local households. Fast forward to 2012, and that number has more than doubled; last year the resource center distributed a total of 854,000 pounds of food to 12,533 households. Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center Use “I think things are back on track for people who managed through the economic crisis," ELRC Director Lisa Horn said. "But people who have not managed to get through it, who have faced or are facing …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
During a visit to Inver Hills Community College, Sen. Al Franken spoke with Patch about legislation he plans on proposing to increase the number of mental health staff in schools.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Since the shooting of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary, Sen. Al Franken has been meeting with government officials, school staff and law enforcement in discussions around school safety and gun control. During a Tuesday afternoon visit to Inver Hills Community College, Franken spoke with Patch about legislation he plans on proposing to increase the number of mental health staff in schools. “If you identify mental health issues that children have early on—and they’re treated—then kids with mental health issues grow up to be no more violent than the general population,” he said. Franken also echoed Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows’s …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Recipients included Cheerful Givers, the Eagan Men's Chorus, the Eagan Resource Center and 13 other organizations.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- David Henke
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan Rotary Club. Sixteen nonprofit organizations who serve the Eagan community were the recipients of $30,000 in much needed grant money that was raised this year by the Eagan Rotary Club. The grants were awarded at the Eagan Rotary’s annual Grant Awards Ceremony, held on Nov. 21 at the Eagan Community Center. Grant recipients were chosen from a variety of education, social service, youth, arts and civic-focused 501(c)(3) designated organizations. In order to be considered for a grant, applicants needed to demonstrate that their specific program or project served the Eagan community…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
In other news around Dakota County, Eagan's Pawlenty passed over once again as vice presidential candidate, and Stream Global Services says it's coming to Eagan rather than Apple Valley.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the biggest stories of the past week. Here's a look at several stories, which first appeared on this Patch or those of our neighbors, that may interest you or have an impact on your life. To reach the stories, click on the headline links. New Police Chief Selected to Lead Rosemount Force Burnsville Police Capt. Eric Werner is the Rosemount City Council's top choice for the police chief position, which has been vacant since Gary Kalstabakken resigned in May. Burnsville Chamber Names New President Bill Corby, the president of the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, will assume Daron Van Helden's old post by Sept. 4. Burnsville Tech …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A fine arts festival, a poetry workshop and a book signing are among the many local events scheduled this weekend.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Inver Hills Community College Fine Arts Festival When/Where: Throughout the day on April 19, 20, and 21. Why Go: Inver Hills will host its first Fine Arts Festival on April 19, 20 and 21, with more than 50 sessions presented by the college’s Art, English, Music and Theatre departments. Participants can attend glass fusing, acting and flash fiction workshops; sit as a model in the portrait photo booth; view improv performances, student-directed one-act plays and a student film project; learn bookbinding, pinhole photography and how to play steel drums; and much, much more. The event also includes a solo song contest, concerts, and lectures and demonstrations from visiting photographers, artists and authors. Additionally, all participants …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
What's going on in and around Eagan this weekend? Find out here!
American Red Cross Blood Drive When/Where: Noon on Friday, Feb. 24 at Culvers on 3445 Oleary Ln. in Eagan. Why Go: Culver's in Eagan is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, February 24th. Give a Pint, Get a Pint! Cost: Free WindWood at Pardon My French When/Where: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Pardon My French Bakery, Café and Wine Bar in Eagan. Why Go: Guitarist Chris Kachian and multi-instrumentalist Conrad Miska on flute and saxophone will once again serve up their special blend of popular jazz instrumentals for three hours on Friday evening. Cost: No cover charge. Inver Hills Theatre Presents "The Shadow Box" When/Where: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights. …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Each Sunday, Patch revisits the headlines with our 'Week in Review' feature.
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Friday, January 27, 2012
A new collaborative program between District 196 and Inver Hills Community College will bring dual enrollment courses to Rosemount, Apple Valley and eventually Eagan.
High School students receiving Bs or Cs in their classes are the target of a new partnership between Inver Hills Community College and School District 196. Those students, labeled the "academic middle," will have a chance to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously by participating in a series of "dual enrollment" courses that will be rolled out over the next several years in Rosemount, Apple Valley and Eagan. In some ways, the courses will be similar to the Advanced Placement program of the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools programs, which allow students to accumulate college credit while in high school by taking more rigorous courses. But this pilot program will focus on first-generation students, students …