大家好！Welcome to the final installment of my accounts from China. As my trip in Xi'an is coming to a close, I've had lots of time to reflect on my growth as both a language learner and a person. I'm so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to not only grow myself, but connect with people halfway across the world.
This week marks the fourth week I, Olivia Alberts, will be in Xi'an, China, with the NSLI-Y program. Throughout these four weeks I've been so lucky to experience so many different aspects of Chinese culture, from centuries old temples to modern shopping centers and restaurants. The mix of rich history and cutting edge technology is, in my opinion, what makes Xi'an so fascinating.
This week we are enjoying another of our great community celebrations that make Rosemount such a vibrant place to live. The 2018 version of Leprechaun Days is entertaining folks of all ages and drawing many from other communities. Here at City Hall, our parking lot is transforming into a carnival. The Midsummer Faire will run Friday and Saturday, leading up to the fireworks Saturday night. You'll want to get a vantage point early in Central and Erickson parks for the aerial show, which has been called one of the best in the metro.
好久不见! Or, if you'd want to translate this Chinese phrase word for word, as Americans did in the late 1800s, long time no see!
China, with a gross domestic product of more than $11 million, is home to the second largest economy in the world. Despite the fact that China and the United States don't see eye to eye in political theology, our economic interests are so deeply entwined that we both seek to be on good terms with one another. With talk of U.S.-Chinese tariffs already in action, any upcoming political action may determine the nature of Chinese-American relations for the foreseeable future.
For 75 years, one of the biggest features of Rosemount has been the site of the former ammunition factory that became UMore Park. This month there were giant steps toward a better use for that property that could benefit residents of today and the future. The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents approved the sale of 440 acres at UMore for residential and commercial development. It's the area southwest of Akron and County Road 42, beside Dakota County Technical College. It will signify the first of many residential developments at UMore.
By Dr. Kristi Trussell. She is the assistant medical director of The Urgency Room in Woodbury, Eagan and Vadnais Heights, Minn. After being cooped up from such a late and snowy spring, us Minnesotans are bursting at the seams to get outside and simply be active. But, it’s important to remember that spring is typically the busiest season of the year for the board-certified ER doctors at The Urgency Room’s three Twin Cities locations.
To the editor:
April marks the celebration of Community Banking Month. On behalf of all community banks, I thank the Rosemount community for trusting us to meet your everyday banking needs. It is a privilege to provide personalized services for our customers and do it responsibly. Dedicated professionals work in independent, locally owned banks across our state. Together, we strive not only to serve our customers but also reinvest in our local communities. That makes me proud to say I'm a community banker.
Finally, welcome news for seniors at tax time in Minnesota! Minnesota has long been one of the highest taxed states for seniors with Social Security income being taxed at the same rate as all other income at the state level.