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www.thisweeklive.com Thisweek Burnsville-Eagan OCTOBER 21, 2011 VOLUME 32, NO. 34 Announcements/5A Sports/6A Mold in occupied units is one of the many problems at Country Village Apartments, Burnsville officials say. City of Burnsville photo Caponi Art Park presents sculptures with a spook factor. See Thisweekend Page 9A. A NEWS OPINION SPORTS Opinion/4A Public Notices/10A & 11A Classifieds/12A Burnsville cracks downpropertyapartment complex on and fire code violations, city says Country Village racks up more than 120 by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS A Burnsville apartment complex that city officials say is guilty of more than 120 fire and property code violations won't be allowed to lease any more units until the problems are fixed. The City Council voted Tuesday to suspend the rental license for Country Village Apartments for two months or until the complex is brought up to city code. Mold, pests, wiring problems, faulty plumbing, sagging ceilings and floors, soaked carpets, damaged sheetrock, nonworking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and apartment doors that don't swing shut are among the problems, officials said. "Squirrels in the attic. Lots of mice," Fire Marshal Lee LaTourelle told the council. And cockroaches: "People gave them to us in a jar." Council members were shown photos of extensive mold growing in units where residents live. Country Village Apartments in Burnsville has had its rental license suspended for two months or until numerous code violations are fixed. Photo by Rick Orndorf "I don't dare say what I'm thinking," Council Member Mary Sherry said. "It's wrong to do this to people." Sherry said she's read online reviews of the complex "that really broke my heart," including one resident's lament that she can't afford to move out. "She felt trapped, and my guess is she is not the only one," Sherry said. "I'm embarrassed there is a place like this in Burnsville. I'm mortified that there is." City Attorney Joel Jamnik said the recommended penalty of a license suspension would have been "much harsher" if not for all the residents affected. License revocation � and eviction of all tenants � is "an option," Deputy City Manager Tom Hansen said, "but that's a very significant step to take." Twenty-one of the 138 units are vacant, Hansen said. Residential rental licenses are renewed annual- ly in Burnsville. Council members said they want to see improvements at Country Village by the time its renewal comes before them in December. An attorney for Country Village owner Delores Lindahl told the council that Lindahl Properties LP See Apartments, 16A Economy fells another Burnsville Predatory offender fails to register in Eagan council member's business Kealey surrenders retail chain, while Gustafson makes plans to start over by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Burnsville City Council Member Dan Kealey's usedmedia business survived the early-2000s collapse in music CD sales. Pivoting to video games and DVDs, the business then survived the Great Recession's onset in 2008. But DSK Sound Inc. couldn't withstand a second drop in consumer spending in 2011. In August, Kealey's business was liquidated through an agreement with his secured creditor, M & I Bank. Now another lender, Wells Fargo Bank, is suing Kealey for $97,740 in unpaid debt Dan Kealey Dan Gustafson on a business line of credit. "This is a story about another business falling victim to the deep recession," said Kealey, 54. He's the second Burnsville council member whose business fortunes were upended by the downturn. Dan Gustafson lost his franchise with Concert Group Logistics, a freight-forwarding firm, in July 2009, and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2010. His successful petition freed him of $1.28 million in debts. Gustafson said Kealey has been candid about his situation, "and he's been working his tail off, like I did, to save his business." "He and I chatted a lot," said Gustafson, who's now planning a new venture. "He certainly has my support. You don't ever want to see somebody ever go through anything like this. But unfortunately, between the two of us, we're two of millions who are going through this." Kealey said Chapter 7 is an option. "If I had to file, it would only be to discharge the personal guarantees associated with my business that failed at the hands of the recession, and for no other reason," he said. Employed by Burnsvillebased Rixmann Cos. as director of new business development and community affairs, Kealey said his personal finances aren't in peril, though he has flirted See Kealey, 7A Man charged with five felonies by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS A Minnesota man who is required to register as a predatory offender faces numerous felony charges, including failing to notify authorities that he moved into an Eagan home. Michael Theodore Levine, 27, was charged by the Dakota County Attorney's Office with failure to register as a predatory offender, a pattern of stalking conduct, terroristic threats, a fifth-degree controlled substance crime and credit card fraud. According to the criminal complaint, Levine was living with an Eagan woman but didn't update his living status with authorities, who believed he was homeless. Jessica Harper The woman and her mother E-mail went to the Eagan Police Depart- firstname.lastname@example.org ment on Oct. 16 to report that Levine had assaulted and threatened to kill her and that she wanted him removed from her home. Michael Upon their arrivLevine al at the home, officers found Levine coming from an attached garage where they found 40 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia. Levine was arrested and is being held in the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. Levine has had numerous runins with the law. In 2003, he was convicted of theft of a motor vehicle, check forgery, disorderly conduct and theft -- all felonies. at: Now, that's a birthday McDonald, who recently turned 102, still lives at home in Burnsville by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Days after her 102nd birthday party, Phoebe McDonald's well-kept living room was still decked out with cards and balloons. A couple of gift boxes of Abdallah chocolates � made by a company that's been in Burnsville longer than she has � sat on the coffee table. "This is how she's made it so far," Julie Ekblad said, joking that her chocolateloving grandmother could "do a commercial for Abdallah's candies." McDonald still lives in the home on Dakota Court in Burnsville's North River Hills neighborhood that she and her late husband, Paul, bought in 1968. Ekblad lives nearby, on General 952-894-1111 Distribution 952-846-2070 Display Advertising 952-846-2011 Classified Advertising 952-846-2000 Photo by Rick Orndorf Photo by John Gessner Phoebe McDonald, pictured with granddaughter Julie Ekblad, turned 102 on Oct. 14. Carver Court, in the house once owned by her late parents, Bob and Sandy Carlson. Sandy was one of McDonald's two children. Her grandmother didn't need much help living at home until about five years ago, said Ekblad, a daily visitor. Even after two cancer surgeries, McDonald did pretty well until coming down with shingles. She suffered a couple of falls in June, but was back at home after three weeks of transitional care. The 102-year-old now has a helpful roommate. Ekblad's friend and fellow Burnsville High School graduate Kathy LaValle recently moved in. McDonald's sight and hearing have diminished, and she's never driven, so she appreciates all the help. "I've got to give all the credit to DARTS," the nonprofit that provides senior services, McDonald said. "DARTS is just wonderful to me. They offer me help with my yard and my cleaning." One of seven children, she was born in 1909 to William and Doris Crowe in their south Minneapolis home at 28th Avenue and Fifth Street. "On the kitchen table," Ekblad joked. "No, sir � we had three bedrooms," corrected her grandmother, who turned 102 on Oct. 14. She remembers the house getting coal heating, and later, electricity. "That was a big event," McDonald said. "I don't remember the year. We were young. We kept some of the See McDonald, 16A State Patrol troopers and other emergency response crews were on the scene after two workers were struck by a vehicle alongside I-35W in Burnsville Oct. 13. Both workers died. Two workers killed Oct. 13 by errant car on I-35W in Burnsville by John Gessner and Tad Johnson THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS & !""'! ! $ Two electrical workers � a 47-year-old Ramsey man and a 44-year-old St. Joseph man � were killed Oct. 13 by a car that left the road and struck them alongside northbound Interstate 35W in Burnsville. The workers were identified as Craig D. Carlson and Ronald J. Rajkowski. The driver of the vehicle, Kirk E. Deamos, 21, of Raymore, Mo., was uninjured, according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. Carlson died at the scene and Rajkowski died after he was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Troopers were called to the scene, just south of the McAndrews Road overpass, at 12:33 p.m., Roeske said. He said the driver of the car, a Mitsubishi 3000 GT, lost control and struck the workers partway down the embankment on the side of the freeway. He also knocked over a freeway sign. Alcohol wasn't a factor in the accident, Roeske said. According to a State Patrol report, Deamos was driving in the left lane of northbound I-35W when he slowed for the construction zone. When Deamos felt he was too close to the construction wall, he braked and steered right. When the vehicle turned right harder than expected, Deamos turned left to compensate, and then turned right and spun out in the right ditch, striking the two workers. Roeske said it will probably be two or three months before the state forwards its completed investigation to the Dakota County attorney for possible charges. The accident underscores the need for driver See Crash, 10A 2A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Education Public gives District 191 higher marks in new opinion survey Survey shows support for upcoming levy renewal by John Gessner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS With a levy renewal election just around the corner, School District 191 gets high marks in a public opinion survey that suggests the levy has a strong chance of passing. Fifty percent of respondents support and 33 percent strongly support levy renewal, according to a phone survey of 400 residents taken in August by polling firm Decision Resources Ltd. Voters in the BurnsvilleEagan-Savage district are being asked in the Nov. 8 election to extend a current levy, not raise new taxes. But the survey suggests a majority of residents would pay more if programs and services were at risk. The level of hostility to property taxes is "benign," William Morris of Decision Resources told the School Board Oct. 13. The survey shows a sharp rise in approval ratings for the school system compared with 2007, when Decision Resources last surveyed District 191 residents, Morris said. "Overall, this is really an abrupt change from four years ago," he said. "It really marks a transition point." The district is seeking renewal of $10 million in levy authority first approved by voters in 2001. The levy, which expires in 2013, would extend a tax of $846 per pupil for another decade. The survey shows a tolerance for even higher taxes � and less hard-core opposition to higher taxes than four years ago, Morris said. Asked about their predisposition toward a levy referendum, 62 percent of respondents voiced support. Nineteen percent voiced opposition, a number that exceeded 30 percent in the 2007 survey, Morris said. "This is a real turnaround from where we were four years ago," he said. Given a range of tax increases they'd support, the median sum respondents gave was $6.05 per month. That's the "highest median level we've found anywhere" in surveys of districts around the metro area, Morris said. On the same question, 27 percent said they'd support no increase, and 9 percent were unsure. Asked about the quality of their public schools, 61 percent answered "good" and 20 percent answered "excellent." "The 81 percent is a significant increase from what we saw four years ago," Morris said. Only 9 percent answered "excellent" in 2007, Morris said. "Over a four-year period, that's a statistically significant change," he said. Two percent of respondents said the quality is "poor" and 11 percent said "only fair." Asked to compare school quality now with five years ago, 45 percent said "about the same," 26 percent said "better" and 14 percent said "worse." Asked about district spending, 56 percent of respondents agreed that the district spends effectively and efficiently, compared with 43 percent in 2007, Morris said. Twenty-six percent disagreed. Approval ratings for the School Board came in at 58 percent "positive." Ratings were 62 percent for the superintendent, Randy Clegg, and his administration; 68 percent for district principals; and 84 percent for teachers. "Everything has improved in the past four years," Morris said. "People are much more comfortable and much more trusting about how the school district is operating these days." John Gessner is at burnsville. email@example.com. Eastview chemistry teacher honored Carolyn Fruin of Eastview High School was recently honored by the Society of Chemical Industry for outstanding work in science education. The award includes a cash stipend to be used for classroom purposes. Fruin was chosen for the award based on consistent motivation and encouragement provided to students to pursue careers in chem- istry and chemical engineering. She was nominated by Andrew Wagner, a former student at Eastview High School. THISWEEK October 21, 2011 3A Eagan Local author shares father's wisdom in latest book by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS The bond between father and son is one that even death cannot break. This is the theme of Eagan native Tyrel Nelson's latest book, "Those Darn Stripes." Neslon is author of "Stories from Ecuador: A Collection by Tyrel Nelson," and "Inspired: The 20092010 VISTAs of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation." In "Those Darn Stripes," Nelson weaves a series of short stories together to illustrate his relationship atic cancer. "I tried to be very honest in my storytelling," he said. "Didn't want to hold back." Nelson describes his father as a best friend who provided sage advice. The title of the book was inspired by one of his father's favorite sayings. His father would compare several animals, including a zebra and a horse, saying, "A zebra could be a horse, if not for those darn stripes." The message: Be yourself. Nelson continued to seek Tyrel Nelson his father's wisdom while with his father, Jay, who living thousands of miles died in February of pancre- from home. Shortly after earning a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, Nelson moved to Ecuador to teach English. While there, he continued to stay in regular contact with his parents. Though the book recounts many joyous occasions, it also details his father's battle with pancreatic cancer. Nelson's last moments with his father were some of his favorites, he said. The book's short story called "The Red Oak" recounts one of those memories, in which Nelson and his father strolled through one of their favorite forests. His father stops at a red oak tree and tells Nelson that even after death, he will look out for him. "The thing I miss the most is his company," Nelson said. "My dad was a very wise man. I tried to glean what I could from him." "Those Darn Stripes" is available at Barnes and Nobles and amazon.com. E-mail Jessica Harper at: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Frontier accused of inflating bills Farmington man among those to file suit against telecommunications company by Jessica Harper THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Frontier Communications is being sued by four Internet customers who say the company charged customers for unrelated or undisclosed fees. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis and seeks to become a class action suit. Frontier � which has a regional headquarters in Burnsville � is accused of imposing inapplicable charges on customers' Internet bills, including state and federal taxes, 911 fees, and Universal Service Fund fees. These charges are common on phone bills but do not apply to Internet bills, according to the lawsuit. The suit also alleges that Frontier included its own high-speed Internet sur- charge on customers' bills and claimed the fee was required or authorized by a government agency. In an email, Frontier spokeswoman Patricia Amendola declined to comment on the litigation, but in an email wrote: "Frontier values its customers and we believe our charges and practices are consistent with applicable state and federal laws." E. Michelle Drake, an attorney representing the suit's plaintiffs, said she believes the Stamford, Conn., company misrepresented itself when advertising its services to customers and charging the fees. Minnesotans Ed Risch of Farmington, Clint Rasschaert of Minnetrista and Verna Chuna of Scandia, and Chester, N.Y. resident Pamela Schiller are seeking unspecified damages. "Our goal is to stop Frontier from engaging in unlawful practices," Drake said. If the suit becomes a class action, it could significantly affect the company. Frontier has more than 270,000 telephone and Internet customers in Minnesota and 7.4 million nationwide. The Central Region is the telecommunications company's largest operation with approximately 1.8 million customers in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. It is difficult to say who would be served in a class action suit because the company doesn't provide a break down, Drake said. E-mail Jessica Harper at: email@example.com 4A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Opinion Thisweek Columnist A stadium plan Dave Thompson can support Larry Werner THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS A few months ago in this space, I confessed to being concerned that I found myself agreeing with state Sen. Dave Thompson on a few issues. While Thompson, the Republican senator from Lakeville, has been a friend for years, we tend to come at most issues from different points on the political spectrum. He usually agrees with those who say government is society's biggest problem, and I still see government as a necessary partner in addressing many problems that face our society. However, over my buffalo chicken salad at Mainstreet Cafe in downtown Lakeville, we agreed that public money shouldn't be spent on a Viking football stadium. We also agreed that we are hooked on spending Sunday afternoons watching football, even in years like this one, when our purple heroes couldn't block Barney, the purple dinosaur my granddaughter asks for when Grandpa is watching football. But as our public officials wrestle with the deadline for coming up with a stadium plan so the Vikings don't move from the tundra to La La Land, I'm offering the WernerThompson Stadium Plan. Of course, I haven't been able to get a hold of my favorite conservative state legislator to endorse the idea. But it meets his criterion for a Viking stadium that doesn't require public financing. It's a simple idea: Add 15,000 seats to TCF Bank Stadium and we can enjoy watching both of our losing football teams in the same venue. That seems a lot wiser than spending more than a billion dollars in state, Ramsey County and Zygi Wilf money on a new stadium in Arden Hills. Supporters of the Arden Hills plan and other observers of the stadium wars will point out that this is an idea that has already been rejected and that it poses many challenges. I hasten to point out that the times have changed since this joint-stadium proposal failed in 2002, and there are ways to address the challenges. First of all, the economy has degenerated precipitously since 2002, and my friend, Dave, and I agree it's absurd to think about spending a billion dollars on a stadium when so many of our fel- low citizens are losing their livelihoods and their homes. Second, bright Minnesotans can figure out how to address the challenges associated with the Vikings sharing a facility with the Gophers. Scott Ellison, the associate athletic director of facilities at the U, concedes that TCF Bank Stadium was designed so it could be expanded from its current 50,000 seats to 80,000. The Arden Hills plan calls for 65,000 seats. So we'd need to add only 15,000 seats to "the Bank." And Zygi Wilf, the Vikings owner, can pay a few million for that expansion, rather than the $400 million he has pledged to the Ramsey County project. In return, it should be relatively easy for the state to provide Zygi with revenue from the luxury suites, from U parking lots, from concession stands and, of course, tickets so he can pay his players and make a profit. Ellison concedes that there is plenty of campus parking available on Sunday afternoons. But what about on Monday and Thursday nights when the U has classes? Last time I checked, there is a dedicated busway that connects the Minneapolis campus with the State Fairgrounds, where there should be plenty of parking on game days. And isn't our public money being used to build a light rail line that would run from parking-rich downtown Minneapolis through the campus? We could even give Zygi parking revenue from city-owned lots downtown and at the state-owned Fairgrounds on those days. But what about advertising revenue for the Vikings? The U gets revenue from TCF for the naming rights. Fans of soccer have seen those electronic advertising signs that line fields all over the world. In fact, a company in Roseville called School Space Media has contracts with several local school districts that allow those districts to raise money by selling advertising on those signs at sporting events. We can give Zygi the revenue from those signs. At this point, Ellison plays the cold card. TCF Bank Stadium doesn't have a roof for those December games when it could be 20 below. As I recall, the Vikings played at the U on a bitterly cold day last December after the Metrodome roof collapsed. And I understand there's a team in Green Bay that plays without a roof. But we've got an ace in the hole for days when the boys shouldn't be out in the cold. The dome would still be there for the scores of events that use it now when the Vikings don't and could be used by the Vikes on 20-below nights when "the Bank" isn't playable. Call me naive to believe that we can convince the Wilfs and the National Football League that a university can share a stadium with the pros. But I'll call you irresponsible to ask that taxpayers spend $650 million for a stadium in Arden Hills that would be used fewer than a dozen times a year. Given the arm-twisting and negotiations going on this week over the stadium issue, I wasn't able to do more than exchange voicemails with Dave. But I kind of think he and a few hundred thousand other citizens would see the wisdom of using a beautiful two-year-old stadium for the Vikings rather than spending more than a billion dollars for a new one. Larry Werner is editor and general manager of the Dakota County Tribune and Thisweek Newspapers. He can be reached at larry. firstname.lastname@example.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author. Letters Magnuson deserves support To the editor: For the last 22 years Independent School District 196 has been guided and served by School Board Member Jackie Magnuson. Magnuson, who serves also as a director at the state and national School Board level, has given our schools an even, effective and efficient style of management. She knows how to direct a school district that is fiscally responsible and maximizes financial resources, but it is her deep sense of the history of our community, her solid understanding of students and instruction and her willingness and ability to respond to the needs of district residents which makes her so vital to the continued success of our schools. It is difficult to overstate her contributions to our students and teachers and to their achievements in our classrooms and on our fields of competition. Our academics, sports, arts, test scores, awards and honors garnered by faculty, staff and students all reflect the dedicated and unwavering commitment of Magnuson that our school district gives quality education every day, in every classroom. Magnuson has proven what she can and will do for our community. Please join us and vote to re-elect Jackie Magnuson to the District 196 School Board. DOUG and LINDA ALBERTSON Apple Valley with change. I feel that Fay Coggshall would be an ideal addition to the School Board in the Nov. 8 election. MICHELE OLSON Apple Valley rience on the board and his wealth of knowledge in this role make him the best person to continue serving on the board. Get out there and vote for Duchscher and other incumbent board members and ensure that our district continues to be one of the best school districts in the country. CARRIE PEDERSON Lakeville Incumbent board members should be re-elected To the editor: As Independent School District 196 Board of Education elections draw near, I am writing to encourage parents within our school district to vote for incumbent School Board members, particularly Rob Duchscher. I have had the privilege to know him personally and professionally for over 12 years. His energy, work ethic and interpersonal skills, along with his business skills in the area of finances and short- and long-term planning make him an ideal candidate to continue to serve members of the community. Duchscher does not take his role as board member lightly, and works very hard to communicate with district members and to educate himself on issues within the district. District 196 remains a top district in the state, in part due to the hard work and dedication of current board members. Especially in these challenging economic times, during which we face continued unpredictable state funding, we need to have experienced board members with a proven track record continuing to make prudent decisions about how best to educate our students. Duchscher's years of expe- Supports Schutte, Coggshall To the editor: School board elections are always important and especially so this year. With four open seats on the board, I urge a vote for Bob Schutte and Fay Coggshall. Schutte is an incumbent and has been a member of the District 196 School Board during some very difficult financial times. He serves on the Audit & Finance and Curriculum & Instruction committees. He has served the board and members of the district well and will continue to offer his experience and his support of public education in another term. Coggshall has been a resident of the district for many years and her children are recipients of a District 196 education. She will bring fresh ideas and a new face to the board and work hard to support and enhance the excellent education offered to our students. I urge your vote for Bob Schutte and Fay Coggshall for District 196 Board of Education on Nov. 8. JUDY FINGER Apple Valley Coggshall will help district improve To the editor: I congratulate Independent School District 196 for its recently announced progress in math and reading scores, and I am hopeful that scores in the more culturally and racially mixed classrooms will improve in the future. This is why I support Fay Coggshall as a member of the District 196 School Board. When elected, Coggshall plans to meet the changing face of our community with a more diverse workforce, one that reflects and is equipped to focus on the needs of our students. As the parent of former district students, Coggshall wants to protect our schools from the ups-and-downs of budget bargaining in government, by protecting our funding. Also, she plans to ensure a safe haven for all of our children to learn, safe from intimidation and harassment. We are a changing community, and Coggshall offers a new perspective in dealing with the issues and concerns that often arise Thisweek Newspapers Contact us at: APPLE VALLEY NEWS: email@example.com BURNSVILLE NEWS: firstname.lastname@example.org EAGAN NEWS: email@example.com ROSEMOUNT NEWS: firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS: email@example.com AD SALES: firstname.lastname@example.org PRODUCTION: email@example.com Managing Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tad Johnson / John Gessner Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julian Andersen President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marge Winkelman General Manager/Editor . . . . . . . . . . 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There will be a gathering to celebrate his life on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at The Contented Cow in Northfield, MN. For more information: www.whitefuneralhomes.com Leona "Lee" Jeanette Miller Leona "Lee" Jeanette Miller, a complicated soul, left Elko on October 12, 2011, and went home to her Lord. Born 1915 in Farmington to Jess Jerome Hall and Anne Brigitte Topp Hall, Lee also lived in Lakeville, Minneapolis and Edina. Preceded in death by parents; baby daughter; sons David (Viet Nam) and Steven (motorcycle); sisters Sylvia Haas and Bernadine Bellamy; brother Emery Hall, first husband Clemens J. Huberty (Demmy), and dear husband of 25 years Milton Miller. Survived by sisters Martha Hall Ballis and Margaret Hall Coulter; children Beverly Flanagan, John (Susan) Huberty, Ruth Huberty Zimmer, Mary Huberty Sievers and Mike (Leslie) Huberty, 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Lee worked long and hard for her seven children. She was generous and lives affectionately in our hearts. She is remembered for her brilliant gardens, paths, trees and lawns. Neighbors along both 270th Street and Blake Road in Edina will fondly recall her bending from dawn to dusk as she tended her flowery friends. Rest easy, dear mother, there's no weeding in Heaven. Funeral Service was held at 11 AM, Friday October 14, 2011 at Christiania Lutheran Church, 26691 Pillsbury Ave., Lakeville with visitation 1 hour prior to service at church. Interment was at Hazelwood Cemetery, Lakeville, MN. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 Otto - Kroll Kelly Renee Otto, daughter of Jon and Terry Otto of Plymouth, and Bradley Joseph Kroll, son of Gordy and Shelly Kroll of Burnsville, announce their engagement. A wedding is planned for May 2012 in the Florida Keys. Wilkerson Christensen Julie and Dan Wilkerson of Apple Valley, MN are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Madeline to Nathan Christensen, son of Debra and Jim Kessler of Merced, CA. Maddie and Nate are planning a July 2012 garden wedding in Minneapolis, MN. Mary (Hack) Scherer Age 68, of Lakeville passed away on September 22, 2011, after a courageous fight with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Tony and Bergette Hack. Survived by husband, Bob Scherer; daughter, Dana Moss; brother John Hack (Jan); nephews, Tom Hack (Leah, Will, Charlie) and Brett Hack (Linda, Jonathan, Lauren); step-daughter, Debbie Hilden (Jeff); grandchildren (Jennifer, John, Jeanna, Jill); great-grandchild (Danny); and friends. Memorial service was held Friday, September 30, 11 AM, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Foundation Hospice Fund, 2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108 Volk - Lindberg Whitney Elizabeth Volk, daughter of Willy and Natalie Volk of Burnsville, and Stephen Robert Lindberg, son of Lori Rustvold and Gaylen Fraenkel of Savage, and Scott Lindberg of Chaska, announce their engagement. Whitney is a 2004 graduate of Burnsville High School and a 2007 graduate of Scot Lewis School of Cosmetology. She is presently working as a medical esthetician at Clinical Skin Therapeutics in Apple Valley. Stephen is a 2003 graduate of Lakeville High School and is currently studying Business and Marketing Management at Minnesota School of Business. He is also working as an assistant manager for the Red Wing Shoe Company. A November 11th wedding is planned at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville. Simmler - Trom Dan & Lee Anne Simmler of Mullica Hill, NJ announce the engagement of their daughter Kristen Simmler to Andrew Trom, son of Brent & Jan Trom of Apple Valley, MN. Kristen is a 2005 graduate of Kingsway High School and 2009 graduate of McDaniel College, majoring in Biochemistry. Andrew is a 2004 graduate of Eastview High School and 2009 graduate of the University of MN-Duluth, majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry & Biology. He also earned a Nursing degree in 2010 from the College of St. Scholastica. Kristen & Andrew met while currently attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. They are planning a November 3, 2012 wedding in Pitman, NJ. To submit an announcement Forms for birth, engagement, wedding, anniversary and obituaries announcements are available at our office and online at www.thisweeklive.com (click on "Announcements" and then "Send Announcement"). Completed forms may be e-mailed to class.thisweek@ ecm-inc.com or mailed to Thisweek Newspapers, 12190 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. If you are submitting a photograph along with your announcement, please only submit photographs for which you have the right to permit Thisweek Newspapers to use and publish. Deadline for announcements is 4 p.m. Tuesday. A fee of $50 will be charged for the first 5 inches and $10 per inch thereafter. They will run in all editions of Thisweek Newspapers. Photos may be picked up at the office within 60 days or returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided. Terry Lee Herman Age 65 of Lakeville, passed away on Oct. 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was with NWA for 42 years and a proud Veteran of the USAF, 6918 Scty Sq Dawg Flight. He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Herman; sisters, Rhona & Roxanne. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Annette (Cowell) Herman; children, Daniel & Sean; brothers, Thomas (Susan), Timothy (Julie), Ty (Joy) & Trent and his father, Melvin Herman. Funeral service was Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 East Cliff Road, Burnsville. Terry fought Multiple Myeloma with fervor and valor. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to MM Research Foundation. Private Interment. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 www.whitefuneralhomes.com Sawyer-Hofstad Anna Sawyer, daughter of John and Kay Sawyer, of Ames, Iowa, and Erik Hofstad, son of Chris and Susan Hofstad, of Inver Grove Heights, were married on July 23rd at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Anna is a 2006 graduate of Ames High School, a 2010 graduate of Iowa State University, and is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. Erik is a 2006 graduate of Eagan High School, a 2010 graduate of Iowa State University, and is attending law school at the University of Minnesota. The couple resides in Falcon Heights. Stewardson Leagans Arlys Larson (December 18, 1937 - October 11, 2011) Age 73, of Lakeville, passed away on October 11, 2011. She is preceded in death by husband, Kenneth; siblings, Dee and David. She is survived by children, Terry (Rev. Tim) Ruhl, Jeff (Kim) Larson, Tammy (John) Selvog, Kurt (Rochelle) Larson; grandchildren 11; great-grandchildren; 9 siblings, Virgil (Betty) Koentopf, Betty Lou Hicks, Judy (Mike) Messerli, and Mitchell (P hoebe) Koentop f ; Also b y many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was Sunday, October 16, 6:30 pm at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 8250 202nd Street W., Lakeville. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 www.whitefuneralhomes.com Courtney Marie Stewardson and Daniel Ellis Leagans were married on July 23, 2011 at Ware Shoals First Baptist Church in Ware Shoals, S.C. The Reverends George Leagans and Leon Jones officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Doctor and Mrs. James Stewardson of Apple Valley, MN. She is a 2004 graduate of Apple Valley High School. She graduated from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2008. She earned a Master of Education degree at the University of Delaware in 2010. She is employed at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. The groom is the son of Reverend and Mrs. George Leagans of Ware Shoals, S.C. He is a 2005 graduate of Ware Shoals High School. The groom graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management in 2009. He is employed at Scan Source in Greenville, S.C. The couple resides in Greer, South Carolina. 6A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Sports Standings Football Team Conference W Lakeville North 6 Prior Lake 5 Lakeville South 5 Rosemount 5 Eagan 3 B Kennedy 2 Eastview 2 Burnsville 2 Apple Valley 1 B Jefferson 1 L 0 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 Overall W L 7 0 5 2 5 2 5 2 3 4 2 5 2 5 2 5 1 6 1 6 Eastview boys, girls soccer qualify for state Lightning boys qualify for first time ever with win over Eagan by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS evaluated their game. That's what I'm most proud of is those guys." Eastview will begin play in the Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Game site will be determined after the seeding process. Tuesday, October 25 � Section Playoffs begin Volleyball Team Conference W Lakeville South 8 Eagan 8 Lakeville North 6 B Jefferson 5 Apple Valley 5 Eastview 5 B Kennedy 2 Burnsville 2 Prior Lake 2 Rosemount 1 L 1 1 2 4 4 4 7 7 7 7 Overall W L 24 1 17 4 21 5 20 7 15 11 13 12 12 14 10 13 10 16 12 13 Wednesday, Oct. 26 � Section playoffs begin Boys Soccer Team Conference Overall W L T W L T Eastview 8 0 1 15 0 1 B Jefferson 6 1 2 10 2 4 Eagan 5 3 1 12 3 2 Burnsville 5 3 1 7 5 4 Prior Lake 5 4 0 10 6 0 Apple Valley 4 4 1 10 5 1 Lakeville North 4 4 1 8 5 2 B Kennedy 3 6 0 9 7 0 Rosemount 1 7 1 3 10 2 Lakeville South 0 9 0 5 9 2 Thursday, October 13 � Eastview 1, Apple Valley 0 � Eagan 4, Park 1 Saturday, October 15 � Northfield 1, Lakeville North 0 � Rochester Mayo 3, Lakeville South 0 Tuesday, October 18 � Eastview 3, Eagan 1 Girls Soccer Team Conference Overall W L T W L T Lakeville North 7 0 2 14 0 2 Eagan 6 2 1 13 2 1 Burnsville 6 3 0 12 4 0 Eastview 4 1 4 10 2 4 Rosemount 4 3 2 10 4 2 Lakeville South 3 4 1 10 4 2 B Jefferson 2 5 2 5 9 2 Apple Valley 2 5 2 5 9 2 Prior Lake 2 5 1 7 7 2 B Kennedy 0 9 0 3 10 1 Thursday, October 13 � Eagan 2, Rosemount 0 � Eastview 2, Apple Valley 0 Saturday, October 15 � Lakeville North 5, Owatonna 0 � Northfield 2, Lakeville South 1 � Burnsville 2, Prior Lake 0 Tuesday, October 18 � Burnsville 2, Edina 1 OT � Lakeville North 5, Northfield 0 � Eastview 2, Eagan 0 No matter what happens at the state tournament, this Eastview's boys soccer season has been the best one in school history. The Lightning qualified for state for the first time ever on Tuesday by defeating Eagan 3-0 in the Section 3AA final at Park High School in Cottage Grove. "It's a great feeling," keeper Sam Ruelas said. "Words can't mention it. The first team to ever go undefeated for Eastview." Given that Eastview's school district boundaries creep into Eagan and neither team has ever been to state, the rivalry was heated on Tuesday. Both teams came in with their share of nerves, which led to some quick early goals. Eastview's Pierce Erickson scored off an assist from Joe Karam. A few seconds later, Eagan's Juan Sjorberg put his team on the board with an assist from Max Turnstedt. Erickson gave the Lightning the lead by kicking in a rebound off a corner kick late in the first half. Eagan had chances to Girls shut out Eagan Photo by Andy Rogers Eastview captains Katie Tharp, No. 13, Leah Nesheim, No. 7, Paris Sanders, No. 8, and Taryn MacMillan, No. 21, celebrate after winning the Section 3AA title Tuesday. For more photos, visit www.Thisweeklive.com score a few times. The ball eventually got past Ruelas on a fast break, but Brennan Espinda Banick sprinted down to kick the ball away before it crossed the goal line. "We were on our heels there for about 15 minutes," head coach Scott Gustafson said. Eastview's leading scorer Mathew Gweh put the game away in the second half with a fast break goal with less than 14 minutes remaining. It's been quite the ride for a team that began the season unranked in Class AA. They are now in line for the No. 1 seed at state. "We found ways to win when we played well and ways when we didn't," Gustafson said. "We found ways to win when Mathew Gweh scores a bunch and ways when he gets shut out." Gustafson had an idea the team was capable of a positive season with players like Ruelas and Gweh. "We graduated a ton so we didn't have many experienced players," Gustafson said. "It was a bit of an evolution. We had stretches when we didn't play well, but those other kids really After a two-year absence, the Eastview girls soccer team is heading back to state. The Lightning upset top seeded Eagan 2-0 in the Section 3AA final on Tuesday at Park High School in Cottage Grove. "It's so surreal," senior forward Paris Sanders said. "It hasn't sunk in yet. I'm so excited." Eastview's recent games against Eagan hadn't gone so well, with losses on Sept. 15 during the regular season and the Section 3AA final in 2009. "I guess it's a little revenge," Sanders said. The seniors did everything they could to keep their soccer season alive. "We didn't want to be done playing," senior forward Leah Nesheim said. "We've been playing together since like, what, kindergarten. This is our senior year. We're not all going to college together. This is it." The Lightning last qualified in 2008. The girls came Rogers is at in with the No. 2 seed, but Andy lost in the semifinals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Eden Prairie in a shootout. The girls also had the No. 2 seed at state in 2007, but lost in the quarterfinals in overtime. This year's team doesn't have a superstar player, but the girls say this is a close group that cares about each other, and that's what makes them special. "We truly are a team," head coach David Herem said. "Nobody has to win the game. It's nobody's job. We just have a bunch of really talented players." Against Eagan, Eastview controlled the ball in the first half leading to an early Taryn MacMillan goal with an assist from Nesheim. Eagan changed its tactics in the second half by putting more forwards on the field. It led to a few good looks in the first four minutes, but nothing got past keeper Anhthu Huynh. With less than 15 minutes left to play, Nesheim added an insurance goal. The girls like their chances at state. The girls defeated fellow qualifying team Burnsville and tied with the likely top seed at state � Lakeville North. "We've shown we can play with the best teams in the state this year," Sanders said. "Plus, we had to play in such a hard section, I think we're ready." Burnsville girls soccer advances to state Irish girls tennis earns state bid by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Girls Swimming Team Lakeville North Rosemount Prior Lake Lakeville South Eastview Eagan Apple Valley Bloom Jefferson Burnsville Bloom Kennedy Conference W 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 1 0 0 L 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 Photo by Rick Orndorf Cross Country Friday, October 14 South Suburban Conference Championship, Eagan High School Boys Team: 1. Rosemount, 49; 2. Eastview, 72; 3. Burnsville, 98; 4. Lakeville North, 105; 5. Lakeville South, 135; 6. Bloomington Jefferson,173; 7. Apple Valley,177; 8. Eagan, 200; 9. Prior Lake, 218; 10. Bloomington Kennedy 232 Individual: 1. Cole O'Brien, 16:04.7, Burnsville; 2. Jan Ketterson, 16:10.4, Bloomington Jefferson; 3. Sidney Speir, 16:21.8, Eagan; 4. Ben Saxton, 16:34.3, Lakeville North; 5. Nick Oelke, 16:35.0, Eastview; 6. Nathan Rock, 16:39.8, Rosemount; 7. Faysol Mamoud, 16:50.9, Burnsville; 8. Abdullahi Salan, 16:50.9, Burnsville; 9. Trevor Capra, 16:55.8, Rosemount 10. Chandler Dye, 16:57.6, Rosemount; 11. Calvin Lehn, 16:59.4, Rosemount; 12. Ken Hoffman, 17:03.4, Eastview; 13. Nick Couillard, 17:09.6, Rosemount; 14. Mark Honetschlager, 17:11.5, Lakeville South; 15. John Donlan, 17:15.0, Eastview; 16. Johnathan Hess, 17:15.4, Bloomington Kennedy; 17. Jason Dawson, 17:16.3, Lakeville North; 18. Tyler Blumke, 17:16.7, Rosemount; 19. David Salter, 17:19.0, Eastview; 20. Jake Schneeman, 17:20.6, Lakeville South; Girls Team: 1. Lakeville South, 39; 2. Eagan, 71; 3. Prior Lake, 83; 4. Lakeville North, 128; 5. Rosemount, 137; 6. Eastview, 146; 7. Apple valley, 166; 8. Burnsville, 192; 9. Bloomington Jefferson, 268; 10. Bloomington Kennedy, 268; Individual: 1. Danielle Anderson, 14:30.3 Eagan; 2. Kaytlyn Larson, 14:34.2, Lakeville South; 3. Vivian Hett, 14:49.5, Burnsville; 4. Taylor Perkins, 15:03.7, Lakeville North; 5. Annie Brekken, 15:06.7, Lakeville South; 6. Taylor Scholl, 15:13.9, Prior Lake; 7. Samantha Anderson, 15:22.0, Prior Lake; 8. Anna Van Wyk, 15:25.6, Eagan; 9. Megan Kilbride, 15:30.3, Lakeville South; 10. Hannah Grim, 15:31.0, Rosemount; 11. Megan Lubow, 15:33.2, Lakeville South; 12. Erin Kilbride, 15:36.4, Lakeville South; 13. Liz Evenocheck, 15:38.3, Rosemount; 14. Emma Johnson, 15:40.1, Lakeville North; 15. Kelli Praska, 15:45.0, Eagan; 16. Mackenzie Schell, 15:46.7, Prior Lake; 17. Taylor Rambo, 15:49.0, Rosemount; 18. Morgan Curry, 15:51.9, Bloomington Kennedy; 19. Jena Moody, 15:52.3, Eastview; 20. Jenny Machaj, 15:52.5, Lakeville South; Burnsville's Bailly Drayton, No. 3, takes charge against Edina. The Burnsville girls soccer team is headed to the state tournament with a 2-1 overtime win over Edina in the section 2AA final Oct. 18. The Blaze trailed PHOTOS 1-0 deep into the second half when a goal with less than three minutes to ONLINE go sent the game into overtime. Burnsville scored the winning goal with For more photos, six minutes to play in the second overtime period. The goals were scored go online to by Alyssa Blahnik and Kendra Drew. Goalkeeper Meghann Rudolph had thisweeklive.com seven saves. The Rosemount girls tennis team qualified for the Class AA state tournament this week at the University of Minnesota after defeating Prior Lake 4-3 in the Section 3AA final Oct. 13. This is just the second time that Rosemount has advanced to state. The last time was in 2009. "I think it helped that I have five seniors on the team who were a part of the group of girls that went to state for the first time," head coach Dana Beck said. "I think the experience of playing under pressure and staying both mentally and physically tough pulled us through the match." The Irish defeated Eagan in the semifinal, 4-3, before meeting Prior Lake in the final. Rosemount lost to both teams during the regu- Photo by Andy Rogers Rosemount's Virginia Norder won the Section 3AA title both with her team and as the singles champion. lar season, but Beck had a feeling the outcome would be different in the playoffs. The Irish played Eagan during their second match of the season, losing 6-1. "I knew since then, our lineup had changed and See Tennis, 11A Photo by Rick Orndorf Eagles nab first victory by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS The Apple Valley football team treated its homecoming crowd to a 27-6 victory over Bloomington Jefferson on Oct. 15. It was the Eagles' first win of the season. Don McDew-Stauffer scored two touchdowns off 5- and 12-yard runs. Garrett Ganskie scored off a 2-yard run and Tommy Singer threw to Mitch Hechsel for a 3-yard touchdown pass. The Eagles will start play in the Section 3-5A playoffs on Tuesday. The win over Jefferson should help Apple Valley obtain a higher seed. Photo by Rick Orndorf Eastview's Greg Howard, No. 54, Aaron Wesser, No. 8, and Mitch Rechtzigel, No. 24, chase down Rosemount's Logan Lindberg, No. 24, on Oct. 14. Irish intercept Lightning by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS Andy Rogers is email@example.com. at Apple Valley's Tommy Singer, No. 3, finds room to run against Bloomington Jefferson on Oct. 14. Wildcats blow out Blaze by Andy Rogers THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS When Eagan football wins, it wins big. In Eagan's first three wins, the team has outscored opponents 127-7. Burnsville was the Wildcats last victim of a blowout with Eagan, 31-0. Quarterback Drew Bauer was 8-for-20 for 152 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran 22 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Busch was the team's leading rusher with 134 yards. Busch caught four passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Mitch Johnson had 12 tackles and three sacks. Jabir Guy had an interception and a sack, and Calvin Lamb returned a fumble for a touchdown. The Wildcats will start play in the Section 4-5A playoffs on Tuesday. In one of the most heated rivals in the south metro, Rosemount football defeated Eastview 28-21 on Friday night in a rematch of last year's Section 3-5A final. Eastview got on the board first with a 79-yard touchdown run by Eric Krupke, but it was the Nate LeMoine show from there. The Rosemount quarterback threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Sean Kalinowski and a 28-yard pass to Andy Gustafson. He also ran for a 1-yard touchdown before halftime. In the third quarter, he ran for another for 16 yards. LeMoine ran 12 Rogers is at times for 112 yards and he Andy was 6-for-13 for 151 yards firstname.lastname@example.org. passing. Eastview's Ryan Reger threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Gavrilescu and a 20-yard pass to Aaron Wesser, but he tossed three interceptions to Rosemount's Ben Sandoz, Micah Marshall and Jake O'Malley. Reger was 20-for-31 for 167 yards. Wesser was his favorite target, catching 12 passes for 108 yards. Besides the 79-yard run, Rosemount's defense held Eastview to 55 yards rushing. The win puts Rosemount in line for a top seed in the Section 3-5A playoffs with a 5-2 record overall and 5-0 against section opponents. THISWEEK October 21, 2011 7A Kealey/from 1A with home foreclosure and reports having scant personal savings. He launched DSK Sound in 1993, once owning six stores that he said produced peak-year gross sales of about $2.4 million. When CD sales tanked, the business adjusted. "Video games grew from nothing to 50 percent of my sales in a few years," he said. DVDs accounted for 40 percent of sales and CDs a mere 10 percent when the business closed, Kealey said. He shuttered poorly performing stores in Roseville and Minnetonka in 2008, leaving four stores � Replay Music Movies Games at Burnhill Plaza in Burnsville, and three Mega Media Xchange stores in Blaine, Maplewood and St. Cloud. His decision to join Rixmann Cos., which owns Pawn America stores, in September 2008 was another attempt to shore up his own business, Kealey said. He subtracted his salary from DSK's overhead costs, leaving employees to run the business while he drew a salary elsewhere. "Roughly 25 people lost their jobs when this company closed," Kealey said. Sales tanked in 2008 but eventually recovered to the point where Kealey said he was able to meet expenses and debt payments negotiated with M & I Bank, where he had two loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Then sales plummeted by 30 percent, he said. "The second dip of this recession hammered retailers this spring," Kealey said. "There were national reports that showed consumer spending hit a two-year low in 2011." Said Kealey, "I could not sustain another massive revenue fall as a result of consumer spending pulling back. I was unable to meet rent obligations, and therefore I negotiated a voluntary surrender of the assets to the bank, and they took control and liquidated the assets." The liquidation value "won't equal the loan value, so the difference is still a liability I am personally guaranteed to support." His efforts to repay M & I date back to the sale of his home on Crystal Lake in 2007, when the bank "took possession of all the equity" and received $170,000 over the following year, Kealey said. Kealey dodged foreclosure on his next home, on 152nd Street, by closing a sale in April. "It was in the foreclosure process. And I did have a cash buyer, and I sold it before the end of the reclamation period," said Kealey, who lives with his wife and family. He said he was surprised to learn the bank had filed suit against him on Oct. 3 in Dakota County District Court. His ex-wife, Robin, is also named in the suit, but Kealey said her stake in DSK ended some time ago. The civil complaint says Kealey has not made payments on the debt since about Oct. 19, 2009. He applied for the line of credit in July 2005, according to the complaint. A third creditor, a private party, holds a "small note" in DSK, Kealey said. Gustafson eyes new venture After his debts were cleared by the bankruptcy court, Gustafson, 58, landed a midlevel management job with Manna Freight Systems in Mendota Heights. "I think I'd worked for myself for so long, it was difficult to work for somebody else," said Gustafson, who left that job last month. "So we're going into our own business." He and his wife, Suzanne, plan to operate a food truck. Minneapolis, St. Paul, and various fairs and festivals are possible venues for the new business, Gustafson said. John Gessner is at burnsville. "The food-truck business email@example.com. is one of those things in this country that's really taking off," said Gustafson, who in the early 1990s owned the Roxy Music Cafe at St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis. "It allows you to have a restaurant without investing in the brick and mortar, which helps keep your expenses down." The couple have yet to decide on a food specialty. Gustafson said they hope to be in business this spring. He said he's researched permit requirements in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as applicable state health regulations. "We've been doing our diligence on it," he said. Suzanne, who once worked part time at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, is now working part time at Costco in Burnsville, Gustafson said. The couple were able to keep their house in the bankruptcy proceeding, which wrapped up last summer. "It was the worst day of my life having to do it and then it was the best day of my life after it was done," Gustafson said. "Suddenly I didn't have the weight of the world on me any more, which allowed me to start over again." New Sociables New Sociables Women's Organization will meet at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley. The speaker will be Wini Froelich, who teaches classes and serves as an interpreter in the gallery at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. She will use drama and a slide presentation to speak about Ruth Andre Krause, who took on the persona of Ann Pillsbury. Those with Pillsbury Dough Boy memorabilia are encouraged to bring it to the meeting. New Sociables Women's Organization is a nonprofit, non-denominational social club for women living south of the Minnesota River. Guests and new members are welcome anytime. For more information, call Becky Rollefson, vice president, at (952) 236-7122, or Joan Rockvoy, vice president, at (651) 905-8988. Remaining obligations The remaining sum he owes M & I is larger than the $97,740 he owes Wells Fargo, Kealey said. Kealey said he hadn't been making payments to Wells Fargo while negotiating new payment terms. 8A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Eagan Pinewood Phantom 5K and Kids Fun Run set Oct. 29 The Pinewood Community School Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring the Pinewood Phantom 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Pinewood, 4300 Dodd Road, Eagan. This will be a family and community event. Costumes are encouraged as there will be a kids costume contest for each grade level (K-5). Minnesota's own "Captain Jack Sparrow" will be attending the event and available for photographs. The Eagan High School cheerleaders and members of the drumline will be along the 5K route cheering everyone on. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is also available until Oct. 26 on active.com. You can also find the link at: www.district196.org/pw/StudentActivities/PTOfunrun. cfm. The Kids Fun Runs (quarter-mile and half-mile runs) start at 9 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. All registered participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. 5K pre-registration fee: $25 5K race-day registration: $30 Kids Fun Run pre-registration fee: $5 Kids Fun Run race-day registration: $10 Family Pack (two 5K runners/walkers and two kids runners) pre-registration: $50 Family Pack race-day registration: $70 No dogs or rollerblades allowed. All proceeds benefit Pinewood Community School. Questions: call the school at (651) 683-6980. Burnsville Burnsville man sentenced in mortgage scheme A 45-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced Oct. 13 for conspiring with others to bilk mortgage lenders out of more than $43 million. In U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Troy David Chaika to 102 months in prison on seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. Chaika was indicted in April 2010 and was convicted by a jury on May 24, 2011. A press release from the U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis said that evidence presented at trial proved that between 2005 and 2008, Chaika conspired with others, including Dustin Lee LaFavre, prosecuted in a separate action, to obtain money fraudulently through more than 100 residential property transactions. To further the scheme, Chaika and LaFavre negotiated with builders of new properties as well as owners of existing properties to buy both single pieces of property and property groupings, known as "bulk purchases," at greatly reduced prices. Chaika and LaFavre then solicited real estate purchasers by promising them large cash payouts, or "kickbacks," from lenders' funds. Chaika and LaFavre failed to tell potential buyers about the reduced prices they had negotiated for the properties, choosing instead to quote them the grossly inflated prices. By charging buyers the higher prices, Chaika and LaFavre acquired enough cash from loan proceeds to pay buyers their kickbacks and still have money left for themselves and their co-conspirators. Once a potential buyer was recruited through this scheme, Chaika and LaFavre, or someone working on their behalf, drafted a purchase agreement that reflected the inflated sale price only and failed to disclose to lenders the kickback amounts. Occasionally, Chaika, LaFavre, or someone working for them drafted a so-called addendum to the purchase agreement, setting forth the planned kickback, or "payout," to the buyer, but that document was never provided to the lender. In several instances, Chaika and LaFavre, or others on their behalf, worked with buyers and mortgage loan officers to prepare false documents for use in the application process. In addition, Chaika and LaFavre sometimes loaned buyers money for downpayments or to pad their bank balances while the application process was pending. Because of those material misrepresentations, numerous lenders agreed to fund mortgage loans for the purchase of the residential properties. Furthermore, after the mortgage loans were secured, property title companies prepared documents and handled closings based on the fraudulent information provided by Chaika and LaFavre or others on their behalf. In furtherance of the scheme, Chaika prompted no fewer than seven wire transfers of loan proceeds from which he and others obtained cash kickbacks. He also caused false documents to be sent through the U.S. mail and by commercial carriers on at least three occasions. On Sept. 29, LaFavre was sentenced to 48 months in prison on one count of conspiracy. THISWEEK October 21, 2011 9A Thisweekend Art park presents sculptures with spook factor Caponi Art Park ends season with Halloween event Oct. 29 by Andrew Miller THISWEEK NEWSPAPERS The Halloween event at Eagan's Caponi Art Park next weekend will not leave you trembling. A fear-infested, horror-laden haunted-trail experience it is not, nor is it not intended to be. Geared to families � and held during daylight hours (1-4 p.m.) � "Halloween at the Park" offers guests a "trick-or-treat tour" of several sculptures, led by a costumed guide who will provide some background on each piece. The sculptures on the tour � all permanent fixtures at the park, and all by park founder Anthony Caponi � were selected based on some modicum IN BRIEF Halloween at the Art Park runs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan. The event is free with a $2 per person suggested donation. The educational 20-minute "trick-or-treat tour" is geared to ages 5 and up, and children must be accompanied by an adult. More information is at www.caponiartpark.org/programs/halloween. of inherent creepiness. Among the offerings are "Pompeii," awash in what seem to be petrified skulls and skeletons; the massive coiled reptile lurking in the woods that is "Snake"; and the decay-evoking "Tree of Life," a sculpture Caponi carved from a tree that was subsequently eaten away by ants and filled with concrete. At each stop on the tour, kids will get a piece of candy that relates to the sculpture � a Milky Way bar at the work "Walk in Outer Space," for example, and Twizzlers at "Struggle of the Elements," because the sculpture is rife with Photo by Craig Drehmel curves which kids will be "Snake" by Anthony Caponi is among the sculptures feaencouraged to replicate with the licorice. Andrew Miller is at andrew. tured on the "trick-or-treat tour" offered by Caponi Art Park in Eagan. In addition to the firstname.lastname@example.org. 20-minute sculpture tour, families can decorate miniature pumpkins and gourds and make Halloween crafts. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and harvest-festival treats such as hot apple cider and s'mores will be available. There's also a giant leaf pile. Young and old can jump right in. "It's going to be big � at least 10 feet in diameter," said Jenna Strank, communications coordinator for the park. "We have about 60 acres full of trees here, so it just depends how much we want to rake and blow the leaves." theater and arts briefs `Mission to Shadow Dakota City hosts Mountain' opens harvest festival Giant Step Theatre will present "Mission to Shadow Mountain" at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; 2 p.m. Oct. 23; 7 p.m. Oct. 28; and 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 30. Performances will be at Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $6 at the arts center and at Lakeville Area Schools Community Education, 8755 Upper 208th St., Lakeville. Tickets are $8 at the door. A Harvest Moon Festival is planned for Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Children will take part in activities designed to acquaint them with chores and leisure activities of the early 1900s. Costumed interpreters will lead the activities and staff the buildings. A "Not Too Spooky Hayride" will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. several times both nights. Cost is $2 for children ages 4 to 12 and $4 for ages 13 and older. Children ages 3 and younger are free. The maximum charge is $12 per carload. The village is located at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. For more information, visit www.dakotacity.org. display through Oct. 26 at various community locations including the art house, Easter Lutheran Church, Ring Mountain Creamery, Dunn Brothers Coffee and the Eagan Community Center. Call (651) 675-5521 for more information. a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Rhythmic Circus in Burnsville Percussive-dance group Rhythmic Circus will present "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $34 and $29 and can be purchased at the box office, 12600 Nicollet Ave., or via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster.com. Christopher O'Riley to perform Classical pianist Christopher O'Riley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the annual Friends of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center fundraiser. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors and $20 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 12600 Nicollet Ave., or via Ticketmaster at (800) 9822787 or ticketmaster.com. Exhibit at The Great Frame Up Watercolor and oil paintings by local artist Lynn Knapp will be on display through Nov. 5 at The Great Frame Up, 1004 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. For more information, call (952) 898-1677 or visit www.burnsville.thegreatframeup.com. Home-grown art exhibition "Portraits, Reflections and Secrets of Dakota County" is the name of a new community art exhibit on display at the Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley through December. The exhibit features a mix of paintings, drawings and photography. The works of art were created by 26 Dakota County artists. The exhibit is located in the hallway between the Galaxie Library and the Western Service Center atrium. Viewing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 7:30 Church ladies come to Burnsville Troupe America will present "Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies' Christmas" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $31 to $39 and can be purchased at the box office, 12600 Nicollet Ave., or via Ticketmaster at (800) 9822787 or ticketmaster.com. `Sleepy Hollow' The Play's the Thing Productions will present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 13875 Glendale Road, Savage. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children. For more information go to www.childrenstheatretptt.com. `La F�minine' opens "La F�minine," an exhibit featuring the works of local artists Patricia Schwartz and Christine Tierney, will run through Nov. 26 at Burnsville Performing Arts Center's Art Gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The exhibit is a joint collection of still lifes and landscapes in watercolor, oil and pastel from a feminine perspective. Information: (952) 8954685 or www.burnsvillepac. com. An afternoon with Mark Twain Mark Twain impersonator Michael Bateson will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets are $15 and are available at the arts center or by calling (952) 985-4640. Harvest of Art to be in Eagan The Eagan Art House's sixth annual Harvest of Art community art exhibit is on 10A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK NOTICE OF TESTING OF OPTICAL SCAN VOTING SYSTEM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 191 (BURNSVILLE-EAGAN-SAVAGE) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Independent School District No. 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) shall perform a public accuracy test of the optical scan voting system to be used in the District's November 8, 2011 special election. The test shall be conducted at: Administrative Services Center, 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville, Minnesota on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at two o'clock p.m. Interested individuals are authorized to attend and observe. If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Pariseau at (952) 707-2051. Dated:June 16, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD By: /s/Daniel W. Luth _______________ School District Clerk Independent School District No. 191 (Burnsville-Eagan-Savage) State of Minnesota 2737904 10/21/11 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF THE CITY OF EAGAN POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY The City of Eagan is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, services, activities, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or status with regard to public assistance. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities will be provided upon advance notice of at least 96 hours. If a notice of less than 96 hours is received, the City of Eagan will attempt to provide such aid. Telephone: (651) 675-5000; TDD: (651) 454-8535. 2795670 10/21/11 Crash/from 1A caution in work zones, said Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Gutknecht. "This is the third incident in three weeks where we've had something go wrong in a work zone," he told reporters the afternoon of the accident. There were 1,900 incidents involving motorists in Minnesota work zones last year and more than 1,700 in 2009, Gutknecht said. The two workers and a third who wasn't struck were employees of Egan Co. The company is doing electrical and fiber work on a project to extend the MnPASS toll lane system through Burnsville, Gutknecht said. John Gessner is at burnsville. email@example.com. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY OF EAGAN DATE/LOCATION OF HEARING: City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd DEVELOPMENT/APPLICANT: Ballentrae Apartments/Luigi Bernardi LOCATION/LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 3800 Ballantrae Road, Lot 1, Block 1, Lots 2 and Ballantrae 1st Addition REQUEST(S): Variance A Variance to the side yard setback for garages and a Variance to reduce the number of enclosed garage stalls required by City Code. File Number:20-VA-01-09-11 QUESTIONS: Call the Planning Department at (651) 675-5685 or contact Mike Ridley, the Planner at (651) 675-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the above information. CITY OF EAGAN Christina M. Scipioni - City Clerk 2793910 10/21/11 PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools Request for Proposal for Re-Commissioning Services at Kenwood Trail and McGuire Middle and Eastview Elementary Schools ISD #194 Lakeville Area Public Schools will receive sealed proposals at the District Office, attention Patty Streiff, Purchasing Coordinator, 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044, on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, no later than 2:00 p.m. Specifications may be picked-up on or about October 18, 2011 at the office of the Purchasing Agent, at the address listed above. Independent School District No. 194 8670 210th Street West Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 Kathy Lewis, Clerk Publish:October 21, 2011 October 28, 2011 2793021 10/21-10/28/11 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: SS MNRI, LLC doing business as Simply Self Storage intends to enforce its lien on certain personal property belonging to the following, at the facility. The sale will take place (unless otherwise withdrawn) on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 on or after 10am at the Simply Self Storage location at 4025 Old Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan, MN 55122 Phone 651-894-5550. This public sale will result in the goods being sold to the highest bidder. Certain terms and conditions apply. T. Deutsch #229 Big Screen TV, Furniture, Children's Toys N. Gode #240 Snow Board, Desk, Plastic Totes B. Opsahl #527 Turntable, Tent, Tools T. Heimer #639 Speaker, Luggage, Clothing F. Jackson #723B Furniture S. Billiards #815-816 Restaurant Equipment, Tables, Shelving 2775836 10/21-10/28/11 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF THE CITY OF EAGAN POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY The City of Eagan is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, services, activities, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or status with regard to public assistance. Auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities will be provided upon advance notice of at least 96 hours. If a notice of less than 96 hours is received, the City of Eagan will attempt to provide such aid. Telephone: (651) 675-5000; TDD: (651) 454-8535. 2794571 10/21/11 District 194 School Board Proceedings This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Board of Education Retreat on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. All board members and Superintendent Snyder were present. Discussion: The Board worked n attributes of a healthy board, a vision activity for the district and updated the Dashboard of Quality Indicators. Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m. ___________________________________ This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or 8670 210th www.isd194.k12.mn.us Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. All board members and cabinet were present. Closed Session: Discussion was held regarding contract negotiations per MN Stat.13D.03. Meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m. __________________________________ This is a summary of the Independent School District No.194 Regular School Board Meeting on Tues, September 27, 2011 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or District Office at 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present. Public comment: Tim King, 18480 Jamaica Path, invited board to visit schools and talked about "ideal" district. The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes of the meetings on September 13; resignations, leave of absence requests, employment recommendations; payment of bills and claims subject to annual audit; wire investments and transfers; donations; fieldtrips; addendum to 2011-14 Supertinendent contract. Motion by Volk to table Winter Coaches for further discussion, seconded by Skelly, carried on a 4-2 vote with Keliher and Lewis voting no. Alt facilities work done on gym floor was reviewed prior to a motion for approval by Erickson, seconded by Skelly, carried on a 6-0 vote. Reports presented: 2010-11 Student Assessment Report; Proposed 2012 Tax Levy Information; and Strategic direction & Dashboard of Quality Indicators. Adjournment at 8:41 p.m. 2789363 10/21/11 THISWEEK October 21, 2011 11A NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the terms of all five (5) commissioners and three (3) alternate commissioners of the Black Dog Watershed Management Organization Board of Commissioners will expire on November 1, 2011. The commissioners and alternate commissioners are an appointment and/or joint appointment of the following member communities: GROUP A GROUP AA GROUP AAA (3 Commissioners and (1 Commissioner and (1Commissioner and 1 Alternate Commissioner) 1 Alternate Commissioner) 1 Alternate Commissioner) City of Apple Valley City of Lakeville City of Eagan City of Savage Anyone interested in being considered for appointment as a commissioner or an alternate commissioner should contact the City Clerk of any community making an appointment by November 1, 2011 before 4:30 pm. Dated: October 11, 2011. BLACK DOG WATERSHED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION BY: /s/ Roger N. Knutson, Attorney 2786174 10/14-10/21 City of Burnsville PUBLIC NOTICE Tennis/from 6A the girls had improved over the course of the last month that we would have a good chance at a more competitive match," Beck said. "We have always not performed up to our potential during our conference matches with Eagan but then the last two years in sections, we have given them very competitive and close final matches." Last year, Eagan defeated Rosemount in the section playoffs to advance to state. Prior Lake won the South Suburban Conference thanks to a 4-3 win over Rosemount late in the season. "I think we knew we had a chance if our doubles teams could come through with some good play, plus we played Prior Lake on a very gusty, windy day outside which could have been a factor," Beck said. Playing inside Life Time Fitness in Lakeville, the Irish had one less thing to worry about. Against Prior Lake, Virginia Norder won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. At No. 2, Alison Baker trailed 3-0 in the second set and rallied to win 6-3, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, Megan and Emily Harrington trailed by one set and fell behind 5-4 in the second set. They held off a few match points to win a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-5). They won the third set, 6-1. If that wasn't enough excitement, Kirsten Hoffman sealed the win at No. 4 singles, the last match to go final. She led 5-1 in the third set with the teams knotted at 3-3, but Prior Lake's Sarah Henderson rallied, recognizing she was playing the deciding match. Hoffman took the momentum back to win 6-4. "This match was truly a battle till the end and could have gone either way," Beck said. "I was very proud at how mentally tough my team stayed." While the girls improved as the season progressed, Beck made a few lineup changes that helped the team turn its game around. She paired the Harrington sisters in the doubles lineup, which proved to be a winning combination. "They played well and did not get frustrated with each other on the court," Beck said. Rosemount will play Brainerd in the first round of the Class AA state team tennis tournament at noon on Oct. 25. "We have a good chance at winning this match," Beck said. "I am going to take it one match at a time. Seems to be working well that way." Individuals Rosemount's Virginia Norder will make her third trip to state next week after winning the Section 3AA singles title on Tuesday. She defeated Eagan's Danielle Donahue 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Lakeville Life Time Fitness Center. Donahue will also make her second-straight trip to state. Eagan's Varvara Zelenina and Elizaveta Zelenina qualified for the doubles competition after finishing runnerup in Section 3AA. It's their second state trip. Andy Rogers is at email@example.com. 12A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Burnsville Halloween Fest The inaugural Burnsville Halloween Fest will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Nicollet Commons Park, 126th Street and Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville. Halloween Fest will include an illuminated treat train, haunted stories, face painting, characters from Buck Hill's "Frightmares" and more. The event is open to all ages and costumes are encouraged. Cost is $5 per family. Free parking is available at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center parking deck or the Heart of the City parking ramp near the park. Call (952) 895-4514 for more information. Missionaries visit Missionaries David and Shannon Goran, of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, will speak at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, Oct. 23, at River Hills United Methodist Church, 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville. A question-and-answer session will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the lower level of the church. The Gorans have been working in campus ministry in L'Viv, Ukraine, since 2009. For more information, contact the church office at (952) 890-2515 or go to www.riverhillsumc.org. Roommates/ Apts & Rooms For Rent Condos Burnsville: 612-272-7599 SHAKOPEE, F 952-237-6178 Storage For Rent 651-463-6904 VIRBLAS STORAGE 651-437-3227 Houses For Rent 952-435-7979 Lo tenemos para usted hoy, hogares baratof; Llamenos hoy mismo Por favor de tener alguien que puede traducer. Houses For Rent Lakeville: Newer! Commercial For Rent AV 952-432-4666 Modular/ Mfg For Sale 3BR ,2BA Financing. 612-581-3833 Farmington 2 BR Apt Avail 11/1 $695/Mo. fairviewapartments firstname.lastname@example.org 651-398-0013 or 612-722-4887 Casas en venta $8,000 Apts & Condos 4 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home Skylights, 1680 sf! W/D Hookups! Burnsville/Cliff Road Easy access to 35W & 35E. Large office with windows. Can accommodate two people. 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A parcel of land behind Lakeville 21 Theatre � on 205th Street and Keokuk Avenue � has become a landscape for this philosophical battle. The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) seeks to develop a 35-unit family townhome development on that property, which is owned by Morgan Square LLC. The county's CDA developments are private/public partnerships. To date, the agency has 19 townhome developments all over the south metro, including four in Lakeville. The property near the theater is subject to a covenant created in 1997 by its original owner, Lakeville Land, which sold Morgan Square the parcels more than a decade ago so Morgan Square could build and sell owner-occupied townhomes. The covenant did not initially allow for the construction of townhomes (with wood frames and the like). Lakeville Land had aspirations for the property to become a vital commercial center, according to court records relating to a lawsuit between Lakeville Land of Wayzata and Morgan Square. But Lakeville Land allowed construction of townhomes in 2002, up to 36 lots. In 2009, the CDA's plan for housing on the empty lots was approved by the Lakeville Planning Commission and City Council. `Instant slums' However, in an April 2010 letter to the CDA, William Cooley, managing member of H&W Family LLLP, a Florida-based firm that owns Lakeville Land, wrote that Lakeville Land did not approve of the plans. "I cannot see how the City of Lakeville would allow these `instant slums' to be constructed anywhere in their city," Cooley wrote to Lori Zierden of the CDA. Cooley said in the letter that his firm had a substantial investment in the adjoining property and the covenant protects the land's value from "the type of `junk' housing, that you are proposing, to be constructed next to our property." In court documents imploring the court to act in its favor, Lakeville Land asserts that Morgan Square's and CDA's plans for affordable housing will "lower the value of Lakeville Land's property in an amount approaching $1 million." Lakeville Land also asserted in court documents that the CDA does not manage its existing properties well. "Inspections of (the CDA's) townhome projects has revealed that the CDA has failed to properly maintain some, if not all, of the projects," Lakeville Land wrote to the court. Neither a representative of Morgan Square nor Lakeville Land was available for comment, but the CDA issued a statement responding to Lakeville Land's assertions. "The Dakota County CDA strongly rejects the claims by Lakeville Land, Ltd., that the CDA's rental properties are poorly maintained," wrote CDA spokeswoman Sara Swenson. "The Dakota County CDA takes pride in the quality of both the construction and management of its family townhome developments. The CDA manages the properties with a professional staff and budgets for upgrades and capital improvements." Lakeville city officials declined to comment on an active court case, but records show the Planning Commission and City Council approved the platting in late 2009. CDA residents CDA townhomes have income requirements dependent on the number of people in a family. A family of three seeking a two-bedroom townhome needs to earn at least $17,000 a year but no more than $45,000, according to the CDA website. Tenants also must meet a rigorous set of criteria, including positive landlord and credit references and a criminal history check. A starting school teacher with a stay-at-home spouse and a child could qualify for CDA townhomes. "The family townhomes at Morgan Square will pro- Aaron Vehling is at aaron.vevide housing for working firstname.lastname@example.org and www. people in modest paying facebook.com/thisweeklive. jobs," Swenson said in the statement. Morgan Square LLC initiated the lawsuit against Lakeville Land to get the construction of the CDA townhomes moving. The CDA is not directly involved in the lawsuit, other than that it has a purchase agreement on the property in question. The CDA, along with many other property owners in that area, including Muller Family Theatres, Harry's Cafe and the City of Lakeville, was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Morgan Square's intent was to compel the court to declare the rights, status and legal relations of the Lakeville Land and owners of other property subject to the covenant declaration, according to court documents. However, most of the defendants were removed by default. Morgan Square asserts in court documents that it is allowed to build additional townhomes on the property because it was allowed to operate outside the covenant before. It also asserts that at no point in the process of getting the city's approval for the plat did Lakeville Land protest. Morgan Square platted a second phase of town- homes in 2005 and sold lots to M.W. Johnson Construction Inc., which built a variety of townhome types. Morgan Square said in court documents that Lakeville Land did not protest that either. Lakeville Land responded in court documents that "at the time of those transactions, Lakeville Land was unaware that (Morgan Square) had sold lots to M.W. Johnson or that M.W. Johnson was constructing townhomes on the property." The next court date is in November. 16A October 21, 2011 THISWEEK Apartments/from 1A of Wayzata is working to fix the problems by the end of the year. With Delores' son, Paul, standing at his side, attorney Jason Hutchison said the company at first tried to fix the problems in-house with its own maintenance people, but has since spent "tens of thousands" of dollars on a contractor. "We understand the concerns," Hutchison told the council. Hansen said the company has told the city it's allocated about $55,000 for repairs. But that's a "fraction" of what needs to be spent, Hansen predicted. The complex, located near Savage at 3809 Sibley Street, has a diverse population with a number of nonEnglish-speaking residents. Problems first surfaced in March, when firefighters responding to a grease fire found fire code violations. Firefighters had residents approaching them with other complaints, LaTourelle said. Since then, Country Village has been a "sevenmonth chronic challenge" that's consumed 550 hours COUNTRY VILLAGE CODE VIOLATIONS Burnsville inspectors say they've opened 129 cases of code violations at Country Village Apartments since an inspection on Aug. 2. According to the city, the cases include multiple problems: � 80 involving mold and water damage. � 98 involving damaged doors, windows and tile, and holes in the walls. � 28 involving faulty plumbing work and repairs. � 28 involving faulty electrical work and repairs and inoperable electrical equipment (vent fans, A/C units, stoves, refrigerator). � Multiple problems with the exteriors of buildings (peeling paint, rotten and damaged wood, and squirrel holes in the fascia and soffit). of city staff time, Hansen said. About a quarter of the problems have been fixed, he said, "but it's been too little, too late." After initial discovery of fire code violations, city inspectors visited and found property code violations, Hansen said. Three teams � from fire, police and inspections � scoured the property in August, going through every unit, Hansen said. They found 64 more fire violations and 70 more property violations, he said. The city distributed leaflets at the complex in August asking residents to report problems. City officials met with Lindahl's attorney on Sept. 9 and Sept. 30, Hansen said. The city has cited Country Village for six code violations, according to a city staff report, but five were dismissed after Hutchison requested instead a formal summons and complaint. The remaining citation is scheduled for pretrial on Dec. 14. Lindahl also owns apartment complexes in Shakopee, Mankato and Wayzata. John Gessner is at burnsville. email@example.com. McDonald/from 1A gas burners up in the bedrooms in case of a storm." McDonald, valedictorian of her Central High School class, went to work for Pillsbury in Minneapolis after graduation. She started as one of the "basket girls" hauling mail. By the end of her eight-year stint, McDonald had moved into a billing position and was earning $85 a month, $30 more than when she started. She met her future husband when both worked at Pillsbury and promptly quit her job when they married. Paul died in 1978. "He got a $25 raise when we got married," McDonald recalled. "I think he was going up to $125 (per month). We were so happy to have a job. We spent it all on a nice apartment at 32nd and Girard. ... It was a beautiful apartment. It even had a button to press for the car to go in the underground garage." In 1935 the couple built a house at 16th Avenue and 52nd Street. They had two children, Sandra Dee and Paul William. "That house looks really nice" today, McDonald said. "In fact, about 30 years ago it was selling for $65,000." They followed Sandy's family out to Burnsville in 1968. Nearing retirement, Paul Sr. had left Pillsbury and worked in industrial relations at other companies. "He was considered quite expert in that," McDonald said. At first, McDonald recalled, she wasn't entirely taken with her new neighbors in the far-flung suburb. "They thought Burnsville was a regular Edina," she said. "I never was a social climber," she added. McDonald remained quite vigorous into her 80s, Ekblad said. She mowed her own steeply graded back lawn and walked up the incline of Radisson Drive to wait for the school bus with Ekblad's youngest daughter. How does a person make it to 102? "Tell me," McDonald said, seeming genuinely bewildered. "I'd like to know." "It's not nutrition," added her granddaughter. "She's a poor eater. She likes chocolate. A day without chocolate is a bad day." John Gessner is at burnsville. firstname.lastname@example.org.