Issuu on Google+

Bloomington CURRENT March 1, 2012 • V42.09 State house, senate district boundaries to change In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Kennedy prevails over Jefferson. Page 22 Temptations abound at Taste of Chocolate RAVENOUS READERS Bloomington’s annual showcase is March 11 BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS City’s 3 house districts to be served by 2 senators as of 2013 As if the temptation of truffles and desserts weren’t enough, a chocolatier has found a way to combine cake and candy into one mouthwatering treat. The distinct creation, and several other chocolate delicacies, will be the centerpiece of the 17th annual Taste of Chocolate in Bloomington. The annual chocolate showcase is a chocolate feast providing a variety of entertainment while raising money for the Bloomington Fine Arts Council. Of the 11 chocolatiers participating this year, five are new to the annual Bloomington competition, according to Susan Anderson, co-manager of the event. One of the five is Cakedy, a company producing “Minnesota’s candy bar.” The dessert combines the moistness BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS The complex process of slicing suburban cities into state house and senate districts is complete, and Bloomington will be slightly less splintered than it has been for the past decade. Last week a state judicial panel released the new district maps that will divide the state into its 67 senate districts and 134 house districts, as well reshape the boundaries of the state’s eight U.S. congressional districts. Bloomington will continue to be served by three state representatives, but only two Quenching a thirst for reading Normandale Hills students watch in both delight and disgust as ingredients are poured into a blender at the conclusion of their third annual Knightly Readers Read-a-thon celebration Feb. 22. By eclipsing their reading goal, Principal Andrew Vollmuth agreed to drink a special concoction containing several ingredients, including ice cream, lemon juice, prune juice, baby food and frog legs. (Photos by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers) FOR MORE FROM THE EVENT, SEE PAGE 11 DELIGHTS: TO PAGE 12 DISTRICTS: TO PAGE 16 Located at Norman Pointe 2 in Bloomington (by Crowne Plaza Hotel) Now accepting enrollments for our school-age summer program! Hwys 494 & 100 75¢ 612-725-3481 One Hour Massage $ or Facial Session 34.95 REGULARLY 39.95 $ Summer Camps * LIMITED TIME OFFER Call Today 952.920.2900 *First time customers only. Restrictions may apply. Offer ends April 30, 2012. 952-294-4667 6811 York Ave. S., Edina


Related publications