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Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire hands a gift bag to one of the first eastbound drivers across the new Duckwood Drive Overpass over Interstate 35E on Nov. 15. The city hosted a bridge opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the “ring road,” which helps ease vehicle traffic at the Yankee Doodle Road and Pilot Knob Road intersection.

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Weekly BY MATTHEW HANKEY Super Savings! SUN NEWSPAPERS Participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is becoming as much of the holiday’s tradition as turkey and stuffing Monique’s Weekfor ly Super S avings!School of Dance in Apple Valley. For the third time in a decade, Monique’s School of Dance will send a contingent of BY MATTHEW HANKEY the school’s dancers to New SUN NEWSPAPERS York for the annual event. In total, more than 50 school Motorists lined up for free W e eages k l y 13-17, S u p their e r S para v i n g s ! donuts, coffee, a smile and a students ents and instructors will spend thank you. a week in the Big Apple, Nov. 19No, there is not a new 25. drive thru coffee shop in Eagan. MACY’S PARADE: TO PAGE 19

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The first 200 motorists who drove over the new Duckwood Drive Interstate 35E Overpass received the special treatment during the city’s bridge opening ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 15. The construction of the bridge, part of a 20-year proj-

ect, has now completed a “ring road” to help control traffic flow around the Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road intersection. The ring loop begins counterclockwise with Denmark Avenue on the east, to Northwood Parkway and

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Twenty nonprofit organizations that serve the Eagan community received $25,000 in grant money raised this year by the Eagan Rotary Club. The grants, which range from $270 to $3,000, were awarded at the Eagan Rotary’s annual Grant Awards

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Ceremony, Nov. 23, at the Eagan Community Center. Grant recipients were chosen from a variety of education, social service, youth, arts and civic focused 501(c)3 designated organizations. In order to be considered for a grant, applicants had to demonstrate that their program or project served the Eagan community exclusively or to a significant extent. This year’s award recipients include: 360 Communities, Caponi Art Park, Cheerful Givers, Cub Scout Pack

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445, Dakota Center for the Arts/Eagan Art Festival, Dakota Ramblers 4H Club, Dakota Woodlands, Eagan Citizen’s Crime Prevention Assoc., Eagan Foundation, Eagan High School Robotics Team, Eagan Men’s Chorus, Eagan Resource Center, Eagan YMCA, Eagan July 4th Funfest, Kids N Kinship, Lifeworks, ProAct, The Link, Young Life of Northern Dakota County and DARTS. The ceremony marked the twentyfourth year that Eagan Rotarians have provided community-serving nonprofits with an important source of project and program funding. Since the Eagan club’s inception, members have delivered nearly $1 million in grant funding. Info: 651-456-9307.

Last year, a winter coat drive started with two drop-off boxes and one simple idea to pay back a community that supported a business owner recovering from illness. This year, that simple idea has evolved into a new charity called Coats of Kindness with more than a dozen drop-off boxes across the Twin Cities. Now through Jan. 15, 2012, Coats of Kindness is collecting new or gently used clean coats and jackets. Coats of all sizes are welcome, as well as accessories such as snow pants, hats and gloves. Boxes will be located in retail outlets in Apple Valley, Edina, Maple Grove, Cottage Grove, Woodbury, South St. Paul and Lake Elmo. Donating is simple. Bring coats to designated Coats of Kindness drop box locations. Drop off boxes are located inside most Warners’ Stellian locations as well as Fury Motors in South Saint Paul and Lake Elmo. Drop boxes will be emptied regularly and items delivered to local charitable organizations. Last winter, the organization’s founders donated 450 coats and collected $500 for Stone Soup in St. Paul Park, which distributed the coats for free to those in need. Eric Wenzel, owner of Wenzel Financial Services, and his wife Karen started the drive in conjunction with their church – All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove – to say thank you for their support during Eric’s battle with cancer. Info: coatsofkindness.org or 612-5672628.

Radio’s Savvy Traveler to speak Dec. 1 at Wescott Library Eagan residents can meet national radio and television show host Rudy Maxa, a.k.a. The Savvy Traveler, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Dakota County’s Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Maxa will share stories of his travels and discuss how he has saved time and money while traveling over the course of his 20-year career. The program is free and all ages are welcome. Maxa’s radio show, “Rudy Maxa’s World,” is broadcast on more than 110 news and talk radio stations nationwide. The Emmy-winning television broadcast of “Rudy Maxa’s World” airs on PBS and other stations worldwide. This presentation is part of Dakota County Library’s annual Minnesota Mosaic cultural arts series, sponsored by The Dakota County Library Foundation. This project was also funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Info: dakotacounty.us/library or 651554-6811.

Color Me Mine in Eagan gears up for Christmas events This holiday season is bursting with fun activities at Color Me Mine, 3324 Promenade Ave., Ste. 100, in Eagan. Not only do these events offer a fun and unique experience, but children will get to take home ceramic projects that will surely be treasured keepsakes. Paint Me A Story Color Me Mine will host “Paint Me a Story” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, featuring “Reindeer Christmas,” and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, featuring “The Littlest Christmas Tree.” The event will feature painting projects that correspond to the selected title. Most projects involve handprints or finger prints. Paint Me a Story is $15 per child. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required, and based on a first-come, firstserved basis. Recommended ages for this event are 3-5 years old. The cost includes story time, selected project, paint supplies, glazing and firing. More events will appear in the Dec. 1 edition of the Sun-Current. Registration: 651-454-4099 or visit the studio.


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Eagan to be site of new telecommunications center North Carolina firm Five 9s Digital LLC plans to develop 138,000 square-foot site in 2012 BY MATTHEW HANKEY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Eagan is moving forward with plans to host a major telecommunications site after months of studying the subject. Though the Eagan City Council has yet to approve the project, the city has announced that private investors plan

to develop a 138,000 square-foot data center west of Pilot Knob Road on Yankee Doodle Road, said Tom Garrison, city of Eagan liaison to the task force that studied the feasibility of developing the data center site. “There is no development application in front of the city council,” said Garrison. “What this says is that the project is ready to go to market and that they’ve secured the property.” This data center, called “The Connexion,” will be open to telecommunication companies and Internet providers interested in using the facility for off-site data storage and disaster recovery options, said Garrison.

The data center will attract “local, mid-sized companies who need affordable off-site data storage,” said Garrison. “Additionally, large companies 40 to 60 to 300 miles away could use this for a disaster recovery site. Companies as far away as Chicago could look to the Upper Midwest as a valuable place to be.” The Connexion will be developed and owned by North Carolina firm Five 9s Digital LLC. Plans to develop the property could begin as early as next year, said Garrison, if the city council approves the plans. This privately funded project is esti-

mated to cost $75 to $100 million. Garrison said the city council considered this type of project to be “critical infrastructure” for Eagan moving forward. “It’s very much an effort to keep what we have around it and attract new [businesses],” said Garrison. “The mayor and the city council had the vision to think about Eagan today and Eagan’s future and what kind of critical infrastructure do we need to have to make that happen?” Representatives from Five 9s Digital LLC could not be reached before press time. Info: tinyurl.com/866jaxf.

Community Center Gymnasium, 13885 S. Robert Trail. Santa Claus is coming to town to spend the morning with the family. Children will enjoy creating various holiday crafts and playing games in the gymnasium at the community center. At the same time, everyone can enjoy a continental-style breakfast of

cereal, muffins, donuts, fruit, juice, hot cocoa and coffee. Cost for the event is $5 per child and $5 per adult. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 28. Register early as this program generally fills before the deadline. In addition, give your child a wonderful memory of Christmas 2011 with a personalized letter from Santa. The

letter will be addressed directly to the child. To personalize the letter, simply fill out the form available at the Parks and Recreation Department and submit it no later than Wednesday, Dec. 7. Please contact Rosemount Parks and Recreation at 651-322-6000 for the form. Cost is $4 per letter. Info: 651-423-6219.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Eight Apple Valley Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout distinction In the past year, eight Apple Valley boy scouts in Troop 205 have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. Nationally, only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this rank. They are Collin Bergevin, Drew Carter, John Farrell, Tom Fix, Wally Kalsow, Chad Serba, Jackson Scholberg and Matt Wood. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must spend time and effort fulfilling the requirements of six rank advancements, completing a minimum of 21 merit Eight Apple Valley Boy Scouts in Troop 205 have earned the distinction of Eagle Scout over the past 12 months. Eagle Scouts left badges. to right front row, Chad Serba, Drew Carter, Matt Wood, back row John Farrell, Collin Bergevin, Jackson Scholberg and Tom Fix This group of Eagle were recognized at Troop 205’s quarterly Code of Honor, Nov. 7, at the Apple Valley Community Center. Not pictured is Wally Kalsow. Scouts went beyond the min(Submitted photo) imum requirements. Each

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Giving is a cheerful activity for Apple Valley Cub Scouts Cub Scout Pack 227 donates 12 blankets to Eagan Lewis House BY MATTHEW HANKEY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Teaching kids the importance of giving to others can never be done early enough. For Apple Valley Cub Scouts Pack 227, this message was relayed at the pack’s Nov. 15 meeting at Southview Elementary School in Apple Valley. Nearly 70 scouts, who range in age from 6 to 12 years old, and their parents, assembled 12 double-layered flannel blankets and donated them to a representative from the Eagan Lewis House, a shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. “What we wanted was to teach the boys how to be good citizens,” said Matt

Elumba, Pack 227 CubMaster. “And, one of those things is to help people who are local.” Each month, the scout pack has a theme that pervades its meetings and events; November’s theme is “citizenship,” said Elumba. The blankets were laid out in the Southview Elementary Gymnasium while Eagan Lewis House Coordinator Callie Olson talked to the scouts about the shelter and answered their questions. “We give women and children a safe place to stay if they can’t stay at home,” Olson told the scouts. Following Olson’s presentation, Elumba drove home the importance of that night’s activity.

7-year-old Cub Scout Noah Baird. The blanket materials were purchased at a Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft store, thanks to donations by the Cub Scouts’ parents. “It was about $600 worth of fabric,” said Elumba. “But, we got it on sale this year. Each family chips in.” For the Lewis House, this is one of many donations it receives annually that aids its residents, said Olson. She said the house receives considerable help from the community in the form of food, blankets and monetary donations. “It means a lot to us,” said Olson of the blanket donations. “It helps out a lot of families who are currently at the Lewis House and who might be moving out.” Olson said the blankets will be given to those who have none or too few for the entire family. “What we’ll do is provide them for

“I want you to remember that every knot that you tie helps a mom and child,” he said to the scouts. Elumba told his scouts that there are kids in their community that might not be as fortunate as they are. “It’s an all-boys pack,” Elumba said. “We wanted to do something that was kids helping kids.” After Elumba finished addressing the group, the scouts and parents filed into to the gymnasium, gathered around their blankets and got to work. Parents and their scouts tied thick fabric tassels along the edges of both blanket layers, thus completing the fleece blankets for use. “They way we bought them, we made it pretty easy to put together for them,” said Rosemount resident Jason Baird, father of

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Celebrate thanks and giving this month It just might be true that you learn all you really need to know in kindergarten. I recently visited a group of preschool and kindergarten students to ask them what they are thankful for this year. I thought I’d come away with some silly answers for this Thanksgiving Day column. And I did, but I also learned that Thanksgiving is lot more to young kids than drawing handprint turkeys, eating pumpkin pie and giving thanks. Introducing me to her class, Rita Miller, a teacher at Step By Step Montessori of Southdale in Edina, said she considers November a month of both thanks and giving. “It’s a good month to think about what we’re thankful for and also to give to those don’t have what we have,” she told her students. Rather than ask them what they are thankful for, maybe I should have asked how they are

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giving to others. Based on what School Director Rachel Hagenson told me, they would have had a lot to say. The 150 students at Step by Step, from infants to kindergarteners, are currently collecting toys for Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, which serves families in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and south Minneapolis. Hagenson said the highlight of the annual drive is seeing children so excited to part with their presents. Later this winter, the school, which has seven other metro locations, will put together birthday bags for the organization. Twice a month, the kindergartners also visit a nearby senior

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Keep Minnesota clean To the editor: As a native Minnesotan from Apple Valley I grew up canoeing our great lakes and spending as much time playing outside as I could. Minnesota children who enjoy playing outdoors as much as I did are especially sensitive to negative health effects caused by air pollution. Although I am fortunate to be healthy, more than 60,000 Minnesota children suffer from asthma, according to the American Lung Association. Children and people with asthma are particularly susceptible to the effects of smog-forming pollution from power plants, which can include asthma attacks, respiratory problems

and even premature death. We can help protect our children’s health by requiring that polluters clean up their act. The EPA is working to cut dangerous pollution from coalfired power plants under the Clean Air Act. Unfortunately, polluters and their allies in Congress are working to stop the EPA from protecting the health of Minnesota’s children. I am disappointed that our U.S. Representative, Congressman John Kline, has voted numerous times t block and weaken new limits on dangerous pollutants such as soot, smog and mercury. Please contact Rep. John Kline and ask him to oppose all attacks on clean air and the EPA in order to protect the health of our children and future generations. Victoria Gagnon Apple Valley

living facility to share their school lessons and play games with the residents. “It’s nice to teach kids about generosity and giving at this time of year, and it’s never too early to start teaching kids how fortunate we are and that not everyone is as fortunate,” said Hagenson, who noted that caring for the community is an important part of Montessori education. So this Thanksgiving, I’m taking a cue from the preschoolers and kindergarteners, who are already well on their way to a solid education in citizenship. While, of course, I am thankful for many things – some of the same things as the students below – this November I will focus on giving. Around your table this evening, consider asking your family members and friends what they are thankful for and how they are giving too. And without further ado, here is how the preschool and kinder-

garten students at Step by Step Montessori of Southdale in Edina answered “What are you thankful for?” “I’m thankful for cooking with my mom.” – Carson Weiler, age 6, of Bloomington “I’m thankful for my pet Oso, a pug.” – Raja Chinnakotla, 5, of Edina “I’m thankful for my Star Wars movies.” – Parker Hunt, 5, of Minneapolis “I’m thankful for my friends.” – Luke Jeschke, 5, of Bloomington “I’m thankful for my friends too.” – Lizzie Jeschke, 5 of Bloomington “I’m thankful for my family.” – Caden Sosa, 6, of Minneapolis “I’m thankful for my family too.” – Bjorn Petersson, 5, of Minneapolis “I’m thankful to have my mommy and daddy.” – Andy Brown, 4, of Bloomington “I’m thankful for my toys.” – Theo VanKerk, 4, of Minneapolis

Guilty until proven innocent … oh wait Now that alleged child molester and former defensive coordinator for Penn State University, Jerry Sandusky, is talking, this “mess” as I like to call it is just getting started. The allegations of child molestation again him, which if true, are completely vile and disgusting. Knowing that everyone who is not a child molester has the same bloodboiling views on child molestation, I will spare the commentary on how I feel about him and anyone else who has committed such sickening deeds. Need an argument for the death penalty? Perfect example. However, for argumentative purposes this whole thing has

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brought up a point that I think is for the most part lost on us. And I think it’s only becoming worse. Again, I must state that I am in no way defending what is alleged or Sandusky himself, but a concept that we have built our justice system on and around. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty?” It now seems the DILLMANN: TO NEXT PAGE

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Dillmann FROM PREVIOUS PAGE motto has shifted to “guilty until proven innocent.” I’ll be the first to say, I am in fact guilty of forgetting that notion from time to time. As soon as I heard the news, I too was utterly disgusted and had a thought or two of what I’d do to him if given the opportunity. However, let’s take a step back to before Sandusky (stupidly) began talking, only to make himself look like more of an ass than he already does. Once the news broke, heads started to roll at Penn State, all the way up the scale to the university president. From not only the actions taken, but to the actions that were supposedly not taken, people’s lives were turned upside down. As a fellow member of the media, taking something so eart- shattering, especially to such a pinnacle of football program such as Penn State’s, it can become easy to take it and run with it. With the Internet and social media sites becoming an easier and much faster way to obtain information, this has started opening the door at a far greater number of incidents of having

false information sent out to millions of people instantly. Yet, nobody stopped to ask the questions of what actually took place? Also, what about the victims? Yeah, they were mentioned here and there, but the focus was on the sacred football program of Penn State, and the idolized coach. The fervor of the media creates such passion and emotion in people that information is left out along the way. For instance, knowing that Joe Paterno’s name will get more hits and reads on a website, they strayed away from the real point and failed to do their due diligence just to stir the pot. Regardless, he did deserve his fate because it should have gone to the police instantly when reports surfaced. This is certainly not the first, and most certainly won’t be the last case of something that takes the nation by storm just because of the names associated with the crimes (anybody remember O.J.)? Guilty until proven innocent doesn’t end with Sandusky. Mike McQueary, the then 28-year-old graduate assistant who witnessed the “acts,” has received death threats because it was initially reported he didn’t do enough to stop Sandusky. When in fact it now he did do more than what was first reported. Whoops.

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just kept his mouth shut, but now all bets are off. Saying nothing criminal took place in my mind is false because what he admitted doing alone is a degree of sexual assault. This, as said before, is only the beginning. Knowing there will be much more information that is sure to come out, I based this column on a concept. And that to sum things up – know your facts. Once the proper research is done, then start forming conclusions. But to get all worked up over information that is heard at the drop of a hat is wrong. It’s so easy to let emotion override what truly is the truth.

Yet, that just shows how we as a society need to jump on a bandwagon of some cause before all the facts are fully known. Had I written this column a few days prior, it could have even been argued whether Sandusky actually even did anything wrong. Yet, with his admittance of showering with the young boys, though nothing criminal happened makes him already guilty in my mind. I can now form my decision because I’m hearing it directly from the source. Whether any sexual acts did take place, you don’t shower with young boys regardless. The idiot should have

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Retail outlets prepare for Black Friday Many stores with midnight openings Thanksgiving Day BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS Retail stores prepare for the day many weeks in advance, and shoppers take notice by getting their spots in lines hours before stores officially open. But this year’s Black Friday shopping experience might offer some relief to shoppers, as many stores throughout the metro area are opening their doors earlier, not in the morning but the night before. According to representatives of three large retail stores in the south metro, Black Friday is not a one-day occurrence. Instead it is an annual event that takes a great deal of time planning and preparing for the masses seeking to purchase the hottest item or items during the holiday season. According to Maggie Horrigan, executive team leader of Target Super Store in Apple Valley, the team at her store

begins as early as June, plannign how store associates can better cater to guests and their needs. Of course, this requires the addition of many employees. “Staffing is one of our main priorities to be able to help the guests,” Horrigan said. She added that the days leading up to Black Friday usually involve a lot of maintenance to ensure that the entire store is clean and presentable for customers. Matt Marquette, operations manager of Best Buy’s Burnsville location, agreed that the entire management staff likes to get a head start with regard to Black Friday, saying that the focus on the holiday begins toward the end of September and the start of October. “That is when we begin our seasonal hiring,” he said. This year, however, Best Buy

announced that it would be hiring onethird of the number of seasonal employees it had in 2010. The thinking behind this, according to Marquette, is the savings in training, running background checks, and simply the employee learning his or her duties. “We would like to keep some of the quality people we have on,” Marquette said of the around 20 new hires at Best Buy in Burnsville. Once the stores complete their interviews, background checks, and training, the focus then changes to preparing for the sale in advance. This often involves some late nights at the stores, according to Marquette. “Most of our managers and supervisors will close that night, so we will be there until about midnight,” he said. “We will be setting up all of our signage.”

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Marquette added that once all of the signage is set up, he and other members of management would walk through to ensure the prices are accurate to prevent any unnecessary confusion on the big day. With Best Buy, Horrigan said associates at Target Super Store engage in the same actions. “We double check our signage to make sure it’s accurate,” she said. “It’s built into our daily routine.” But the day of the sale is when the rubber meets the road. Store officials must concern themselves with customer safety due to the large numbers that they expect Black Friday. Sarah Spencer, spokesperson for Walmart, said customer and associate safety is always a top priority for the retail chain. “This holiday season is no exception,” Spencer said. “Store specific plans for all Walmart U.S. locations were developed in consultation with leading … experts in the sports and entertainment industries.” According to Spencer, these plans BLACK FRIDAY: TO NEXT PAGE


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Black Friday FROM PREVIOUS PAGE include the areas of approach and entry into stores, flow throughout the stores and around promotional merchandise, and flow through the checkout aisles and away from the stores. Allowing people to be able to shop without feeling unsafe is at the top of Target’s list as well. “Safety is the number one priority,” Horrigan said, adding that Target Super Store in Apple Valley will also be “directing traffic” by controlling the number of people who are allowed entry at one time. From a safety and security standpoint, the extra time to manage entry numbers is for guest and associate safety, according to Horrigan, whose Apple Valley Target Super Store will open midnight Friday, Nov. 25. Marquette said the associates at Best Buy Burnsville would keep an orderly fashion for shoppers outside waiting for the store to open. “We’ll be there at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night as a management team,” he said. “We are there first and foremost to make sure there is an orderly line.” According to Marquette, he and other

associates will have store maps that identify the location of Black Friday sale items, “which helps a ton because [customers] already know where to go.” “Our asset protection team will be there to help maintain order,” Marquette added. “The rest of the team will be there right at the front to direct people to the hot-ticket items.” Instead of opening the store early in the morning the day of Black Friday, many stores this year are opting to open later in the evening Thanksgiving Day, and Best Buy is among them as the Burnsville location will be opening at midnight, according to Marquette. “It’s us being in line with the rest of the retailers in the area,” Marquette said. “For most consumers, it’s not a stretch to stay up two more hours.” Spencer commented on the feedback she said Walmart has received regarding its time to officially begin its sale. “Our customers told us they’d rather stay up late to shop than wake up early,” she said. “That’s why for the first time Walmart will be kicking off its in-store specials at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.” With the early openings by many retailers in the south metro area, Marquette feels that this year will be a big one. “We are expecting this midnight release to be bigger than it has ever been,” he said.

EDUCATION Thomas Lake takes second place in Coats for Kids challenge Thomas Lake Elementary School in Eagan took second place in the Pilgrim Cleaners Coats For Kids challenge. Each year, Pilgrim Cleaners challenges metro area schools to collect coats, which they clean and distribute to families in need. Subway partners with Pilgrim Cleaners to provide the winning schools with Subway sandwiches. The Thomas Lake Elementary Student Council took on the challenge knowing it would be hard to compete against high schools, middle schools and most elementary schools twice their size, but choose to participate knowing the need for coasts within the community grows each year. Pilgrim Cleaners presented the student council with a plaque and Subway delivered enough sandwiches for the entire student body Nov. 21. The student council continues to engage the students in community initiatives. They recently filled 37 shoeboxes for

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New dean of Continuing Education & Customized Training at DCTC Dakota County Technical College recently hired Pat McQuillan as the dean of the Continuing Education & Customized Training division. McQuillan previously served as the CT director of trade and industry, a position he held for more than a decade. Before joining the CT staff at DCTC, he worked for nearly 30 years in private industry. His career includes extensive national and international experience as the sales and marketing manager for Fortune 500 companies. McQuillan has an extensive track record as the director of trade and industry. Info: dctc.edu.

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EDUCATION Two local U of M, Crookston students help band ducks

University of Minnesota, Crookston senior Kaitlyn Linde from Apple Valley holds a male mallard in preparation for release after banding Sept. 15 at the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, located northeast of Thief River Falls. Linde and fellow Apple Valley resident junior Jenny DuBay have helped staff at the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge band ducks as part of the nationwide effort to assess the survival and migration patterns of waterfowl in North America. (Submitted photo)

Two University of Minnesota, Crookston students from Apple Valley have helped staff at the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge band ducks as part of the nationwide effort to assess the survival and migration patterns of waterfowl in North America. Kaitlyn Linde, a senior majoring in natural resources aviation and Jenny DuBay, a junior majoring in wildlife management, have benefited from this experience. The ANWR is charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with banding 1,200 mallards. Banding in Minnesota permits the USFWS to document the migration patterns and timing of the banded birds, as well as estimate their survival. The captured ducks are nearly all Mallards, but they do catch an occasional Northern Pintail or Wood Duck. Most ducks are all in their “eclipse� phase akin to other birds winter plumage. The public is encouraged to report any bands found to the Bird Banding Laboratory at 1-800-327-BAND.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS Eagan Foundation announces 2011-12 board

The 2011-2012 Eagan Foundation Board of Directors includes left to right front, Carol Swenson, Patti Engel, Robert Braun, Laurie Huusko, middle row Karen Lyons, Suzanne Kvas, Lisa Piskor, Karen Julian, Brenda Johnson, Janet Alland, Kristin Olsen, Adrienne Foley, and back row, Laura Swenson, Laurie Halverson, Angela Finnegan, Lisa Endersbe, Juli Seydell Johnson, Maria Hutera and Michael Proebstle. The Eagan Foundation recently announced its 20112012 board directors, which will include 20 veterans and eight new members. (Submitted photo)

The Eagan Foundation has announced its 2011-2012 board of directors. The 28-member board, led by Eagan resident Robert Braun, includes a number of veteran Eagan Foundation volunteers and eight new members to the organization. The board is responsible for governing all fiscal operations of the foundation, serving as fiduciary agent for several small nonprofit organizations, managing scholarship and community grant programs and facilitating community partnerships. The new board directors are Adrienne Foley, Dave Fritze, Maria Hutera, student representative Tyler Huusko, Kristin Olsen, Lisa Piskor, student representative Laura Swensen and Greg Wilken. The returning directors are Robert Braun (chair), Tom Hedges (ex-officio), Janet Alland, Barb Ducharme, Patti Engel, Lisa Endersbe, Angela Finnegan, Laurie Halverson, Laurie Huusko, Brenda Johnson, Juli Johnson, Karen Berg Johnson, Karen Julian, Suzanne Kvas, Karen Lyons, Michael Proebstle, John Quesnel, Chris Schutrop, Carol Swenson and Janel Woods. Info: eaganfoundation.com or admin@eaganfoundation.com.


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about five or six lights,” said Martinez, referring to the maze of traffic lights student drivers previously traveled to get to class. “For a student running to make it to class at 5:30, this is a godsend.” Not only will these alleviate motorist traffic at the Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road intersection, but pedestrian, bicyclists and others will likely have a safer and quicker trip to their destinations, Colbert said. The loop will not provide a faster route for emergency responder personnel, who previously spent more time traversing traffic on busier roads. The bridge opening ceremony began at 8:15 a.m. with the first vehicle traveling west to east over the new bridge. Mayor Mike Maguire and city council members inaugurated the bridge much like the christening of a new ship, smashing a champagne bottle on one of its posts. At 8:30 a.m., the bridge was opened to the public and Maguire and other city officials passed out coffee, donuts and thanked the drivers for being among the first to use the overpass. The new Duckwood Bridge is 365 feet long, and consists of 46 miles of reinforcing rebar and 1,300 tons of concrete and beams. The cost of the new project is roughly $4.3 million, nearly identical to the $4.2 million Northwood Parkway Bridge and Denmark Avenue roundabout project in 2008. Both projects were largely paid using local city dollars, but the city received nearly $1.6 million from county and federal agencies. Info: 651-675-5000.


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Craig Roble and Linda Zurn of the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School District have been named 2011 TIES Exceptional Teachers. They were nominated by their building principals for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in using technology in their classroom and engaging students in learning. Roble, a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, uses technology in many ways each day to engage and instruct his students. Roble created iBooks this summer, which his students can access on their iPads, making content more interactive for students and helping with differentiation, study skills and student progress toward literacy development. Zurn, FACS teacher at Henry Sibley High School, uses technology in each class that she teaches to enhance lessons. She also piloted Henry Sibley’s first online hybrid class in which students learn in the classroom three days a week and are responsible for completing activities and tests online the other two days of the school week. Both Roble and Zurn will be recognized for this award at the TIES 2011 Education Technology Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. They are among 77 teachers from 40 Minnesota school districts to be honored this year. Info: isd197.org.

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Lakeville youth finding online high school more suitable Cautions it is not for everybody BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS A Lakeville youth has found a more suitable means of receiving a high school education, but he is also the first to acknowledge the concept is not for everyone. Cory Aksteter is a senior at Insight School of Minnesota, an online school governed by the Brooklyn Center School District. He opted for the online school for its flexibility and freedom. He even feels attending online has increased an existing sense of responsibility. He isn’t alone. The Minnesota Department of Education reported nearly 8,300 full-time students in 2009-10 opted for an online education, which represents a 43 percent increase from 2008-09. And both fulland part-time course e n r o l l m e n t s increased by 47 percent from nearly 59,000 to nearly 86,500 in the same time period. Cory had been a student at Lakeville North High School until his junior year, when he received information about online schooling. This made him and his parents think about the option. Beginning his junior year, he was no longer a student at LNHS but rather of Insight, which for him provides many benefits. “You can do your homework on your own time, and you can get ahead if you want,” Cory said. “I work a lot right now, and there are just things I’m needed at home for to help out with.” Cory continued to say that at Insight all work is done online, except for testing. For these, Insight officials obtain use of space at a hotel, and students arrive to take their exams. Though the bulk of an Insight student’s work is done online, students do engage with others in their virtual classrooms. “The class connect sessions are with other students at the same time,” he said. “But the course work, that’s on your own time. Other students do it at different times.” Susan Brott, communications director for Independent School District 197, the governing body for students in Mendota Heights, West St. Paul and

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Macy’s Parade FROM PAGE 1 Monique’s School of Dance students will march in a group of hundreds of other dancers from across the country. “I think it will be fun to meet new people but also dance with so many people in one group,” said Burnsville resident Annika Awad, 15, a student at Monique’s School of Dance for 12 years. The Dallas-based Spirit of America Productions organized the nationwide dancing group, The Spirit of America Dancers. The school, which has sent its students to march in the parade in 2001 and 2007, found out this past February that it was invited to this year’s parade. The girls will have an extensive rehearsing schedule, said Cindy Kampa, Monique School of Dance instructor. The students will begin rehearsing at 7:30 a.m., break for lunch, rehearse until dinner, take in a show or sightsee, return to the Hilton Hotel New York to rehearse and then go to bed at 11:30 p.m., Kampa said. “It will be tiring, but it will be so much fun,” said Annika. For Emily Koller, 15, the thrill of participating has not yet sunk in. But, that doesn’t mean she isn’t looking forward to the trip. She created a countdown calendar as soon as she found out her school was invited to the prestigious parade. When the students aren’t rehearsing, they will be experiencing many of New York’s most famous sites and attractions. The group plans to see “Sister Act” on Broadway, visit the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, as well as shop the famous thoroughfares Park Avenue, 5th Avenue and in Times Square. “I think what I’m most looking forward to is actually dancing in the Macy’s Day Parade,” said Emily, an Eagan resident and dance school student for 12 years. “I can’t believe it’s happening. I’m just so excited.” Spirit of America Productions sent a choreographed video to the dance school for the students to learn. More than 1,500 Spirit of America Dancers and Spirit of America Cheerleaders will march 9 a.m. to noon along the parade route, performing dance routines to re-mixes of familiar circus songs. Four sets of carnival costumes were

sent to the school earlier this fall. “We have these outrageous, brightlycolored costumes,” said Emily. “It’s going to be awesome.” Debbie Awad, Annika’s mother, is one of many parents joining their kids on the trip. “We are very excited,” said Awad, who is making the trip with her husband and 12-year-old son. “It’s going to be a fun trip for the girls. A lot of the kids have been dancing together since they [were] 3 years old. So, it’s kind of a fun trip to build up to do in high school.” The Macy’s Day Parade, a New York City tradition since 1924, attracts more than 3.5 million people to the streets of Manhattan and is viewed by nearly 50 million television viewers each year. Kampa said she thinks the school’s reputation has helped them secure return invites to the annual parade. “Personally, one thing our dancers are known for … they’re very hardworking, they’re very polite and they’re very dedicated,” Kampa said. “They don’t talk back. They have the dance etiquette down quite nicely, which a lot of the professionals appreciate. And, they’re quite talented.” Instructor Tina Atkinson was a Monique School of Dance student when the school was first invited in 2001. Only two and half months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Twin Towers, that trip was memorable for myriad reasons, Atkinson said. “We were given the honor of attending at a really sensitive time in our history,” said Atkinson, 27, of Lakeville. “It was a no-brainer for us to go because it was a great way to show our respect for New York. It was a very humbling.” Remnants of the attack still lingered months after the towers fell, said Atkinson. “You could still see the ruins of the Trade Center,” she said. “You could see all the smoke at night. It was so creepy and eerie.” Though Atkinson won’t make this year’s trip to New York, she said the girls should expect to have a trip of a lifetime. “To see your hard work pay off and see the creative energies of all the people pay off – it’s so well thought out,” she said of the dance routine. “And to be in parade that’s broadcast nationally, especially for people in high school, it’s their moment of fame. Not many people can say that.” The school’s students and parents did extensive fundraising to offset the cost of

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Apple Valley-based Monique’s School of Dance students show off one of the four costumes they will wear during their performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 24 in New York City. This is third time students from the school will perform in the annual parade since 2001. (Submitted photo)

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Apple Valley Cub Scout Pack 227 scouts and their parents assemble double-layered, flannel blankets to donate to the Eagan Lewis House shelter at its Nov. 15 meeting at Southview Elementary School in Apple Valley. The Pack donated 12 blankets to Callie Olson, Eagan Lewis House Coordinator, who will give them to families at the shelter in need of warm blankets. (Photo by Matthew Hankey – Sun Newspapers)

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25 Movies for Kids (ages 2-6) Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W County Road 42 Burnsville When: 10:30-11 a.m. Price: Free Information: 952891-0300

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Online school FROM PAGE 17 ing. “There are some disadvantages with some of the current online programming in that it’s heavily text based,” he said. “Students … say that’s a tough piece. If you’re not a good reader or somebody who likes to read, or somebody who has enough self-discipline to stick to it, then it can be a tough hurdle to overcome.” Clegg also touched on the lack of socialization. “For some that is okay, but for many others, that is something they miss,” he said. “Online learning where students are taking all their academics offsite, online, while it has its uses, it may not be the best fir for all students. On the other hand, Brott did comment on advantages of online learning. “I think it is also a skill in learning how to communicate and engage online,” she said. “There are a lot of employment situations where those are going to be important skills.” She added that alternative forms of high school offer some students who perhaps were not too successful in a traditional setting a second chance to earning a diploma. Clegg did say, however, that online learning could be a useful tool for students in situations that would otherwise make it more difficult to attend traditional high school. “I can think of some good applica-

tions where you may have a student struggling at home with a variety of mental health issues, physical issues,” Clegg said. “They could be laid up for a serious surgery. It can be an invaluable tool for that student to keep making progress academically in their current situation, or a student that is homebound for any other reason.” Huber, however, said that the school currently has around 300 students enrolled, and the majority of those are full-time. He added that the school’s quarter system also provides an advantage for students. “We are on a blocked quarter system,” he said, adding that each quarter a student takes three classes, half as many as students in traditional schools, but the classes are moving faster than semester classes. “What we find is that students appreciate having fewer courses to concentrate and dive deeper into … for a nine-week period.” Huber also said he believes the online concept has a future and that Insight’s numbers will grow in time. “Some students come to us because they feel they are not safe in their traditional setting,” he said. “What we hear most often is that they want to get away from the ‘drama’ of a high school.” Aside from all he believes are advantages to online learning, specifically at Insight, Huber did say it was another option for students to explore. “The curriculum is set up as partially self-paced and partially teacher led,” he said. “This is an option for students. Some students feel the need for individualization.”

EDUCATION ISD 196 educational coordinator named to state task force District 196 Educational Equity Coordinator Scott Thomas was one of six people appointed by Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Casselius to serve on a 12-member panel that is charged with evaluating the use of state integration aid for schools and developing recommendations for the integration revenue program. The other six members of the Integration Revenue Task Force were appointed by the legislature, three from the House and three from the Senate. Commissioner’s Appointees - Helen Bassett, Robbinsdale School Board member - William Green, Augsburg College professor and former Minneapolis superintendent

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS EA resource center expands holiday hours In an effort to meet the challenge of ensuring holidays without hunger, the Eagan Resource Center is expanding its client food support hours through the end of 2011. The Eagan Resource Center’s Pantry hours for food support currently are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursday, and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

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HOCKEY DOUBLEHEADER Apple Valley Sports Arena will have a girls-boys hockey doubleheader Tuesday, Nov. 29. Eastview will play Prior Lake in a South Suburban Conference girls game at 6 p.m., and Apple Valley will take on Minnetonka in a non-conference boys game at 8.

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Notebook: Apple Valley girls hockey on the road back

Claire Tolan of Rosemount swims the consolation final in the 500-yard freestyle at the state Class AA girls meet. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy – Sun Newspapers)

BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS When girls hockey was gaining a foothold in Minnesota high school athletics in the 1990s, Apple Valley was one of the state’s best teams. The Eagles won two of the first four state tournaments sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. They returned to the state tournament in 2003, finishing third in Class AA. But the Eagles also are living proof that staying on top is even tougher than getting there. They have struggled recently, going 16-58-5 over the last three years. This season, however, Apple Valley has won four of its first five games. While it’s way too early to declare the Eagles a state tournament contender, second-year head coach Don Erdall sees a lot of positive signs. The most critical improvement was getting the players to understand that being good required more than a November-through-February commitment. “Last year we implemented a summer program for the first time in the history of Apple Valley,” Erdall said. “Players did things together, whether it was practicing or in conditioning, and we’re seeing a difference now.” This year’s Eagles are a stronger, better-skating group, the coach said. They also were playing more in the summer. Although Apple Valley did not have any players named to the USA Hockey Select 15 and Select 16 camps, several did make it to the final cuts. Ninth-grader Rachel Goodman led Apple Valley in scoring with eight NOTEBOOK: TO NEXT PAGE

Butterfly swimmers help lead Blaze to 16th at state meet BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY SUN NEWSPAPERS Burnsville placed three swimmers in the top 13 in the 100-yard butterfly at the state Class AA meet, and the three scored about half of the Blaze’s team points. Eighth-grader Angela Le’s seventh place in the butterfly was Burnsville’s best finish in any event at the Nov. 19 state finals at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. She finished in 57.97 seconds. Senior Teresa DiGregorio (10th, 58.30) and junior Anna Elling (13th, 58.81) swam in the consolation final.

Burnsville scored 23 points in the butterfly and finished with 45 points at the state finals, good for 16th place. Also scoring for the Blaze in the state finals were Elling in the 200 individual medley (15th, 2:11.38), the 200 medley relay of Le, DiGregorio, Elling and Alexis Dobrzynski (10th, 1:49.83), and the 400 freestyle relay of Le, Dobrzynski, DiGregorio and Elling (14th, 3:38.78). Burnsville was one of seven South Suburban Conference teams to score points at the state meet. Prior Lake (ninth) and Lakeville North (12th) led the SSC schools. Lake Conference teams took three

of the top four places and four of the top seven. Edina was state champion with 316 points, 128 more than second-place Minnetonka.

Rosemount South Suburban co-champion Rosemount finished 22nd at the state meet with 29 points. Eighth-grader Megan Wenman reached the championship final in the 100 freestyle and finished seventh in 53.51 seconds. She also scored in the 200 freestyle, finishing 12th in 1:55.34. SWIMMING: TO PAGE 35


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Dakota United teams 3rd, 5th in state adapted soccer Hawks edge Park Center 4-3 in overtime of PI Division 3rd-place game Both of Dakota United’s teams came back from the state adapted soccer tournament with hardware. The Hawks earned third place in the PI (Physical Impairments) Division when they defeated Park Center 4-3 in overtime Nov. 19 at Stillwater High School. Dakota United’s CI (Cognitive Impairments) Division team defeated South Suburban 12-4 in the consolation final to finish fifth overall. In the PI Division, the Hawks, who were state runners-up last season, opened with an 8-7 victory over Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville on Nov. 19. Eighth-grader Grayson Nicolay scored the game-winner with 1:15 remaining. It was Nicolay’s fourth goal and seventh point of the game. He also had three assists. Jaayson Meyer, a sophomore, scored three times and Lantz Estep had one goal. Ro bb i n s d a l e / H o p k i n s / M o u n d Westonka defeated Dakota United 5-2 in the semifinals Nov. 19 on its way to a fourth consecutive PI Division championship. Nicolay and Estep scored once each for the Hawks. Park Center scored with one second remaining in regulation to send the thirdplace game into overtime. Dakota United’s Nicolay scored with 43 seconds left in

Notebook FROM PREVIOUS PAGE points (four goals, four assists) through the first five games. Senior Liz Hermes and sophomore Erica Power, who play with Goodman on the top line, each had six points. Apple Valley also is getting production from its second line of juniors Jordyn Haupert, Emily Everson and Marie Breckner. “We didn’t score a lot of goals last year, and one of our concerns last year was we didn’t get much scoring from our second line,” Erdall said. “We’re getting some scoring from our second line this year.” Junior co-captain Hailey Sampson had a .911 save percentage through the first five games and had back-to-back shutouts against East Ridge and Wayzata. Wayzata was ranked 14th in

overtime to give his team the trophy. Nicolay also had a goal in regulation time, Estep and Meyer also scored, and goalkeeper Anthony Vervais made 24 saves. Park Center defeated Dakota United 6-2 in the CI Division quarterfinals. Senior Quintin Nicolay and junior Ricky Arends scored for the Hawks. Quintin Nicolay’s hat trick sparked Dakota United to a 7-3 victory over Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville in the consolation semifinals. Joe Sandey scored twice, and Arends and Carl Fagre had one goal each. Sandey scored four goals as the Hawks breezed to a 12-4 victory over South Suburban in the consolation championship game. Arends, Quintin Nicolay and Austin Harmon had two goals each. Fagre and Tony Breyer scored one goal apiece. Anoka-Hennepin repeated as CI Division champion, defeating St. Cloud 3-2 in the title game. Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka shut out Anoka-Hennepin 3-0 in the PI Division championship game. Dakota United’s Sandey was voted to the CI Division all-tournament team. Grayson Nicolay was all-tournament in the PI Division. Dakota United is a cooperative adapted sports program involving eight high schools in Dakota County, including Apple Valley, Eastview, Eagan and Rosemount. Rosemount is the program’s host school.

Joe Sandey of Dakota United takes a free kick during a game against Park Center at the state CI Division adapted soccer tournament. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy – Sun Newspapers)

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Class AA by Let’s Play Hockey at the time Apple Valley played the Trojans. Sampson made 40 saves in the Eagles’ 1-0 victory. Defenders Jesica Aho, Bailey Hagert, Natalie Conito, Alexandra Daggett and Brenna Smith help protect the Eagles’ goal. “If you force teams to shoot from 25 feet and hold them to one shot, they’re not going to score as much,” Erdall said. “We’ve played well on defense.” Rosemount was able to get better scoring opportunities against the Apple Valley defense and won 5-3 in a South Suburban Conference game Nov. 19. The Irish, a state tournament qualifier last season, scored three times in the second period to take control. South Suburban games will help the Eagle coaches decide just how much the team has improved. Apple Valley was 3-15 in the league last year. “It’s a very competitive league,”

Erdall said. “The games can be physical, and some of the teams we’ll play have more numbers.”

DCTC hoops The Dakota County Technical College men’s basketball team opened its inaugural season with four consecutive victories. The Blue Knights went to 4-0 with a 68-37 victory over St. Cloud Technical and Community College in its home opener Nov. 19. Among the players on the DCTC roster is Clifford Johnson, a sophomore who played high school basketball at Lakeville North. DCTC sophomore wing Kevin Thompson of Minneapolis North was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Player of the Week after getting 33 points and 26 rebounds in the Blue Knights’ first two games. Head coach Jay Pivec and associate head coach Ron Gates built

Minneapolis Community and Technical College into a national junior college basketball power before starting the DCTC program. The Blue Knights practice at the High Performance Academy in Eagan and play home games at the Salvation Army Community Center in St. Paul. The team’s next home game is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, against Gogebic Community College.

Weekend happenings High school sports action might slow down during Thanksgiving weekend, but it doesn’t stop. Eastview’s and Rosemount’s girls basketball teams will play in the Pat Paterson Thanksgiving Tip-Off Classic at Hamline University on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26. Girls hockey games scheduled for Saturday include Centennial at Rosemount at 2 p.m. and Burnsville at Park of Cottage Grove at 7:30.


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Wenman sisters were 15th in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:39.26.

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Two Apple Valley swimmers reached the Class AA finals Nov. 19. Delaney McDonald, a junior, reached the championship final in the 200 individual medley and finished eighth in 2:09.37. Katherine Wright, a senior, was 10th in the 100 backstroke in 58.90. They scored Apple Valley’s 18 team

All nine of Eagan’s team points at the state meet came from junior Nicole Stevens’ ninth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. She won the consolation final in 1:05.61. Stevens missed a place in the finals in the 200 individual medley by one one-hundredth of a second. Eagan also narrowly missed advancing to the

Although the Lightning sent several swimmers and divers to the state meet, none were able to reach the finals. Eastview was 18th in the 200 medley relay preliminaries. Kristin Podratz finished 20th in the 100 butterfly preliminaries, and Michelle Watkins and Mckenzie Hanegraaf were 28th and 32nd in the diving preliminaries.

FROM PAGE 33 Wenman’s sister Beth, a senior, also scored at state in two events. She was 16th in the 200 individual medley in 2:12.84 and 12th in the 100 backstroke in 59.29. Rosemount junior Claire Tolan finished 15th in the 500 freestyle in 5:16.25. Elyse Griffith, Olivia Johnston and the

points at state. The Eagles placed 25th overall.

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LEGAL NOTICES Public Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF MEETING Eagan Athletic Association Annual Member Meeting Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:30pm Eagan City Hall (Nov. 24, 2011) C2-EAAMeeting

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 09/07/2004 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $230,000.00 MORTGAGORS: Gary L. Asmus and Vicki L. Asmus MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association ND DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 11/02/2004, as Document Number 2263517, in the Office of the County Recorder, Dakota County, Minnesota LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 39, Block 2, Foxmoore Ridge Two, CIC No. 128, Dakota County, Minnesota STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 14120 Essex Lane, Apple Valley, MN 55124 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dakota TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 01-27651-02-390 LENDER/RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: U.S. Bank National Association ND RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association ND TRANSACTION AGENT: None THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $223,534.96 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sher-

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DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 12/02/2011 at 10:00 a.m.

List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Cinnamon Ridge Fragrance Company

PLACE OF SALE: Dakota County Sheriff, 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursement allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on 06/02/2012. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: 10/10/2011 U.S. Bank National Association ND, Mortgagee Dunakey & Klatt, P.C., By Brian Sayer Attorney for Mortgagee, 531 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 2363, Waterloo, IA 50701. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Oct. 20,27, Nov. 3,10,17,24, 2011) C2-AsmusForeclosure

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true

Principal Place of Business: 4533 Cinnamon Ridge Trail, Eagan, MN 55122 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Mary C Lanners, 4533 Cinnamon Ridge Trl, Eagan, MN 55122 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: October 24, 2011 /s/ Mary C. Lanners, Owner (Nov. 17 & 24, 2011) C2-CinRidgeFrag

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: OmniMount Principal Place of Business: 1181 Trapp Road, St. Paul, MN 55121 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Ergotron, Inc., 1181 Trapp Road, St. Paul, MN 55121 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both ca-

pacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: November 15, 2011 /s/ Edward J. Cooney, Senior Vice President and Treasurer (Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 2011) C2-OmniMount

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of that certain Mortgage dated the December 30, 2005, executed by Real Financing & Investment Corp., and Latin Management & Properties, LLC, as mortgagors, to First Minnesota Bank, as mortgagee, filed for record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Dakota County, and State of Minnesota, on the 9th day of January, 2006, as Document No. 2395667; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all notice provisions and conditions precedent as required by law; and that the mortgagee or assignee has elected to declare the entire sum secured by the note and mortgage to be immediately due and payable as provided in the note and mortgage; That the original or maximum principal amount secured by the mortgage was FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($448,000.00); That there is due and claimed to be due on the mortgage, including interest to date hereof, the sum of FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE AND 50/100 DOLLARS ($438,563.50); And that pursuant to the power of sale therein contained, said mortgage will be foreclosed and the tract of land lying and being in the County of Dakota, State of Minnesota, described as follows, to-wit: That part of Lot 1, Block 1, lying north of a line described as the westerly extension of the north line of Lot 2, Block 1, and said line being extended to the west line of Outlot A, said west line also being the east right-of-way line of Livingston Avenue, all in City Center Addition, Dakota County, Minnesota; will be sold by the sheriff of said county at public auction on the 29th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at

the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office located in the Law Enforcement Center, 1580 Highway 55, in the City of Hastings, in said county and state, to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage on said premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law, subject to redemption by the mortgagor, his personal representative or assigns within two (2) months from date of sale pursuant to that certain Agreement for Voluntary Foreclosure Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 582.32 dated November 4, 2011. Each holder of a junior lien may redeem in the order and manner provided by Minn. Stat. § 582.32, Subd. 9, beginning after the expiration of the mortgagor’s redemption period pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 582.32, Subd. 5. The real property’s street address is: 1515 Robert Street South, West St. Paul, Minnesota 55118.

ty area may apply immediately through The Salvation Army. Thirty nine thousand one hundred eighteen dollars ($39,118) is the total allocation appropriated by Congress for direct services through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Dakota, Washington, Scott and Carver Counties. Funds are utilized to supplement and extend emergency food and shelter programs. They are not intended to be used for on-going operating expenses. Please indicate your interest as soon as possible, by requesting an application for funding. Call The Salvation Army at 651746-3541. Deadlines for Proposals: November 30, 2011 (Nov. 24, 2011) C2-EmergencyFunds

The real property’s identification number is: 42-17800-01-011.

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(Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

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Transaction agent’s Mortgage identification number: 11001068 Mortgage originator: First Minnesota Bank. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. Dated this 15th day of November, 2011. First Minnesota Bank, Mortgagee

List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: PAVLIK MENTAL HEALTH Principal Place of Business: 15025 GLZIER AVE STE 236B, APPLE VALLEY, MN 55124

Daniel A. Beckman #192089 GISLASON & HUNTER LLP Attorneys for Mortgagee 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 500 Minneapolis, MN 55416 Phone: (763) 225-6000 Fax: (763) 225-6099

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I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

Public Notice (Official Publication) November 15, 2011 Public Notice The Salvation Army will administer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Local Board #485910, Phase 29 Allocations. Agencies who may apply: Any non-profit organization or government agency providing emergency food and shelter for people in the Dakota/Washington/Scott/Carver Coun-

FILED: November 16, 2011 /s/ EMILY PAVLIK, OWNER (Nov. 24 & Dec. 1, 2011) C2-Pavlik


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2100

2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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 GUTTER-WINDOW 

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2280

Hauling

**First

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available to perform, painting, flooring, door & window work plus other handyman projects in your home or business! 651-815-4147 Lic#20639540 Locally owned & operated

Holiday Lighting

2295

“You Point & It Disappears” A Moving & Hauling Service www.firstimpressionshd.com

Rubbish Removal/Clean-Up Containers for Rent 5-18cu/yds Since 1979 952-894-7470

HAULING Concrete-Brush-Const Debris 2-40yd containers for cleanups

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

2310

Housecleaning

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Handyperson Landscaping

2350

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Schultz'e Contracting Inc

Lower Level Remodels Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint. MDH Lead Supervisor

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell

Painting

2420

RETAINING WALLS Water Features & Pavers. 30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

763-420-3036 952-240-5533

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schultzecontracting.com

alandsapecreations.com

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Painting

2420

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

** BLOMQUIST ** EXTERIORS Siding- Roofs-Soffit-FasciaGutters- Lic#20172580

763-754-2501

Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. 20515711

A Family Operated Bus.

3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Why Wait Roofing LLC Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 17 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

952-201-4817

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2510

2570

Snow Removal

$300* For The Season Driveway Plowing and Small Parkinglots. *Most Drives 651-592-5748



Quality Residential Painting & Drywall

SNOW PLOWING

Ceiling & Wall Textures

Commercial & Residential Dependable – Insured - Exp'd LSC Construction Svcs, Inc

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC BBB 952-469-6800 Int/Ext Painting Wallpaper removal. 3 rms $250. Jim: 651-698-0840

Plumbing

2470

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

Painting

2420

ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS • FREE INSPECTIONS • State Lic. #6793 • ESTABLISHED IN 1984

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WINDOWS/SIDING

HANDYMAN

(651) 644-6900 (952) 920-8888

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

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2620

Tree Service

2620

2490

2490

Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104

2660

Window Cleaning

Carver & Chaska Occasional Markets DOWNTOWN CARVER

* Mustard Moon * Seasons * The Good Junk Garage * The Vintage Cottage * Ms. Mac's Too *A Vintage Touch DOWNTOWN CHASKA

Linda's Cellar

November 17, 18, 19 December 1, 2, 3 Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Antiqs, Vintage & Seasonal

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000

Turn your car into cash!

Appliances

3030

'99 white Maytag gas stove. Self-clean, electric start, exc cond 763-788-6027

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Christmas Craft & Gift Market Saturday, Dec. 3rd (9-4) 50+ Vendors Hand-Made Crafts Favorite Gift Companies

Narrow Access or Backyards. Insured Jeff 612-578-5299

3050

14201 Cedar Ave. Apple Valley, MN 952-432-4332

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Sun•Classifieds 952-392-6888

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Quilters of Redeemer Lutheran Church Craft Sale Dec. 3 (9:30-2:30) 4201 Regent Ave. North Robbinsdale

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Antiques

3010

Closed Thanksgiving Day New items arriving daily!

Senior Discounts

Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

Stump Removal

Call Jeff for STUMP REMOVAL

Tree Service

Powerwashing

BOB’s

Merchandise

Mount Olivet Church

2600

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Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

A Fresh Look, Inc.

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3000

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Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

Tree Service

2620

We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty

Credit Cards Accepted

Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I love to do it all! 612-220-1565

2490

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

Ray 612-281-7077

Powerwashing

2510

www.blomquistexteriors.com

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Sylvester & Sons

Established 1976

9242 Hudson Blvd. N. Lake Elmo 55042 651-730-8006

Inwood Ave

#BC538329

Fall Cleanups & Winter Snow Plowing. Tom's Lawn Service Call 952-882-9029

2510

10-8 Weekdays 10-6 Saturdays 12-5 Sundays

• Furniture & Antiques • Florals to Home Accents I-94 Woodbury Lakes • Glassware Shopping Center • One of A Kind Treasures N Too much to list & restocked daily! www.homeessentialsboutique.com Radio Drive

2290

Neighborhood Discount

952-393-1168 / 952-270-8935

Plumbing

Holiday Lighting From Mild to “Wild” Free Est. Andy 612-419-0626

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Fall Clean-Ups Reas Rates

2470

Old Hudson Road



RT110311

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com

HOME REPAIR Tile, Glass Block, Masonry/ Concrete, Misc. Home Remedy. 30yrs. Exp “No Job Too Small”

Lawn & Garden

2360

Keats Ave

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

2270

Handyperson

2290

County Rd 19

Garage Door

2260

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Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current – Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 – www.minnlocal.com Cemetery Lots

3090

Dawn Valley Cemetery 1 Gravesite asking $1,500/ best offer. Call 651-688-7342

Furnishings

3160

3900

3970

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

Dawn Valley in Blmgtn, 2 plots, asking $1,200/BO each. Carol 612-619-4850

2 Antique tables. 100 yrs old, dining room, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, $1600. Round 4 ladder back chairs, 1 leaf $600. Call 651-414-9022

Glen Haven in Crystal, garden of the apostles. 1 plot $2500 763-227-6844

Couch, loveseat, chair matching. Tan, microfiber Exc cond! $550 952-843-8138

Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $5,000/BO. 218-828-3608

For sale: Metal & glass tables, $400. Queen Anne Prior Lake 2BR, attached chair & ottoman. $125. Call garage, pets OK. $925/mo. for more details. 612-327- Includes Sewer & Water 3068 Avl NOW! 952-440-4112

Groveland Cemetery in Mtka. Lots available in new expanded area. Priced @ $700 & $1200. 952-847-0011

Estate Sales

3130

Golden Valley 3384 Scott Ave. North Sat, Nov. 26 (9am-2pm) Furn., art, tools, toys, misc.

Fireplace & Firewood

3150 FIREWOOD

Affordable Firewood OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

4 x 8 x 16. Free delivery & stack. 612-867-6813

 Ideal Firewood 

2.5yr Dried Mixed Hardwood

4' x 8 'x 16” - $120 or 2 for $225 Free Delivery

952-881-2122 763-381-1269 FIREWOOD

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Clean Dry Very Nice Oak Fireplace Wood 4'x8'x16” $125 delivered, quantity discounts. Call 320-980-2498

SOFA: Henredon 3 pc sectional. $500/OBO. 952-881-1381

5000

5200

5400

Houses For Rent

5600

Buying Old Trains & Toys

Move In Special

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

Incl. all utils, phone, cable & Internet. Weekly pay option.

Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Calle 612-987-1044

3600

Garage Sales next week

3676

Shorewood

Call for details: Michael (763) 227-1567

7000

7500

Real Estate Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Sale

Burnsville - Fourplex; 2Br, 1BA, Double Att. Gar, W/D. $875 Avl Jan 1, 2012 952-465-6267

Huge Christmas Sale! Over 850 different Santas. Must see to believe! Selling priv collection. Sat Dec 3 rd

9000

9-4. 19420 McKinley Ct

9050

3683

St. Louis Park

Moving Sale! 11/30–12/3, 9-6. Entire contents of home & gar. 1409 Nevada Av S

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE • FOR LEASE

Retail or Office LOCATED IN THE SAME BUILDING NEXT TO H. DESIGN SALON

Employment Health Care

Homemaker Positions Now Available! Int'l Quality Homecare seeking Homemakers to provide cleaning services for homecare client in Apple Valley, MN. Ph: 952-758-4513 Tikalsky.Naima@ alphaiQh.com

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Delivery Drivers Independent Contractors need reliable large/Full size Fan or covered p/u truck for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958

Drivers

3034 Lyndale Ave S. Off Lake St, 33 car parking. 3,000-6,000 sq ft Available now!

612-875-8292 • 612-875-8282

Drivers Wanted Passenger Medical Transport/Taxi. Call 612-7473022. Buschy22@aol.com Education

Townhouse For Rent

3270

952-933-0200

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Rentals

SteelCase u-shaped desk Burnsville See Craiglist! unit. Like new! Reduced to 2BR, LL, 1,000 sq. ft. 15K $600 Plymouth 715-571-1920 Remodel, Full kitch, granite CTT, full appliances, central AC, sofa, love seat, Misc. kitch table, 50” satellite TV, internet. $695+share utils. Wanted Avl Immed. 952-994-3986   WANTED   Rooms Old stereo equip., need not work. Andy 651-329-0515 For Rent

FIREWOOD

Hardwood Mix, 2 years dry. 4'x8'x16” $125; or 2 for $230. Call 612-214-3347

Purebred Jack Russell pups, 6 months, $200 each. 218-879-8171 or 218-879-5183

9100

Needed to deliver auto parts for major supplier between stores. Use your Pickup truck w/ topper, full size SUV or Minivan for extra income as an independent contractor. Flexible routes (morning and afternoon MON-SAT) round trip from Roseville, MN or Lakeville, MN. Must have a good driving record. Call 1-800-818-7958 to learn more and visit: www.partsfleet.com

Teacher New Horizon Academy is accepting resumes for a Teacher at our Downtown St. Paul Location. Candidate must be Teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. For more information or to schedule an interview call Shannon @ 651-224-4256. E.O.E. Handyman- Eagan based nationally franchised handyman co. is now hiring exp. handyman. FT & PT positions. 651-855-8632 Lindsay@callthejack.com Now Hiring: Lead Teachers Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. Call Barb: 952-941-7817 bnovak@klcorp.com KinderCare LearningCenters

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

SECRETARY

FINANCIAL SECRETARY - PT

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

9400

Seasonal Hiring

Social Services

The Financial Secretary is responsible for day-to-day management of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church's financial affairs, incl. preparation & maintenance of all financial records, receipt of all contributions, accounts payable, payroll preparation, maintenance of Church Management System & accounting records, & all financial reporting. Approx. 20 hours/week.

Thomas Allen Inc. Burnsville FT Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm or PT Mon-Fri 6am-8am or E/O Sat&Sun 9am-3pm (2 available - opposite weekends) or E/O Sat & Sun 3pm-9pm (2 available-opposite weekends). Valid driver's license, clean record, insurance. Experience in a group home setting or with DD preferred QUALIFICATIONS: MUST have an LPN deCollege degree with acgree Responsibilities incounting emphasis or equivclude med admin, caths, alent experience nebs, helping individuals Demonstrated proficiency with ADLs, community acw/ computer technology & software incl., but not limit- tivities, cooking, ect. To Apply: ed to MSWord, MSExcel, and Chriso@ MSOutlook thomasalleninc.com Non-profit accounting ex(no phone calls please) perience preferred MAIL RESUME TO:

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www.oakgrv.org

Snow Plow Operators

LPN(s)

LOOK for a new pet in Sun Classifieds

Prescription Landscape is seeking operators for plow trucks and/or Bobcat loaders. Duties include competent operation of snowplow equipment, snowblowers, and other equipment associated with snow and ice management, up to and including manual labor, snow shoveling, lifting up to 45 lbs, and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. We have 2 locations to work from - St Paul or Crystal. This is a seasonal position with opportunity for year-round employment. We are a drug and alcohol free work environment. To submit an application/resume visit our website at www.rxlandscape.com, fax 651-488-9195, or email sueleatherman @rxlandacape.com. For more information call Sue at 651-379-4713.

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PCA's needed Part-time hours. South Metro. Fax resumes to: 952-898-3088 kris@superiorhomecare.org

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

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$$ WANTED $$ JUNK CARS

Viking Auto Salvage Call 651-460-6166 or get a quote at www.vikingautosalvage.com

$$$ Junk Cars & Trucks Call us 1st or Call us Last, but Call US! 612-414-4924 $$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed www.crosstownauto.net

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9820

Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

Motorbike For Sale: 2005

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Suzuki GSX-R750 K5. $2,500 markj227@gmail.com

Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

9860

Trailers

Utility Trailer with ramp & canoe tree. Price reduced - $700. 651-681-0531

Problem solved. UPS IS HIRING DRIVER HELPERS IN MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL

9900

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

01 GMC Yukon XLT 1500

AT, 4WD, Red w/grey lthr, heated seats, 230K, very well maint., 1 owner, clean inside/out, no rust, 3rd seat, rear heat/ac. $6495 Mike 612 987 1044 93 Ford Econo Van: 126K, new brakes, good winter starter. $2,000 763-242-7620

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9810

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Lakeville Fantasy Gifts. Set Schedule. Tue, Thur, Sat eves, Sunday. Application at store. 11276 210th Street #108. Lakeville

9200

Automotive

612-805-2692

Part time sales Clerk

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9500

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