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Proceeds from Aug. 6 event to benefit Rein in Sarcoma Foundation BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS A group of teens has learned that the power of friendship can go much further than they ever expected. Ten girls from Apple Valley, self-named as “the committee,” are determined to continue the annual “Race for Grace” in honor of their friend, Grace Nelson, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a rhybdomyosarcoma, at the age of 14. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone or muscle. The third-annual Race for Grace take place Aug. 6, Eastview High School, Apple Valley. Registration begins 9 a.m. Featured this year will be a one-mile walk-run 9 a.m., and a five-kilometer walk-run 10:15 a.m. All proceeds from the Race for Grace are donated to the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation for cancer research, support and education with an ultimate goal of finding a cure as well as assisting those currently fighting the disease. Grace, 16, underwent chemotherapy for a year followed by a six weeks of radiation. Though the young fighter said she was in good health these days, the news at the time was frightening to her closest friends. “I think we’re proud to call each other best friends. Even though we were only 14 at the time, they all stuck by my side,” she said. In the past two years, the fundraiser has netted more than $57,000. The first year alone yielded more than $33,000. “My mom always joked it would be 100 people and a couple thousand dollars, and it ended up being a lot more than they expected,” Grace said. The effort came as welcome surprise to Sue Wyckoff, board member of the St. Paul-based Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation. RACE FOR GRACE: TO PAGE 2 Minnesota’s single source for local family activities and events

Eagan metal band Royal Ace performed July 6 at the Teen Battle of the Bands at the Eagan Market Fest Family Fun Night. Royal Ace won the competition and will compete at the Dakota County Fair Battle of the Bands and also perform at the Minnesota State Fair. Second place band Bison will also perform at the Minnesota State Fair. Each band in the competition had 15-20 minutes to perform a combination of original and cover songs. The panel of five judges graded each band on originality, stage presence, group cohesiveness, talent and professionalism. For more photos from the event, turn to page 14. (Photo by Matthew Hankey • Sun Newspapers)




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Race for Grace FROM PAGE 1 “We were of course blown away because we never expected anything like that. They are determined young women, and I’m sure they will do well,” Wyckoff said. The event was largely the brainchild of Nelson’s friend, Aubree Tsurusaki. After learning that her best friend since elementary school had been diagnosed in 2009, she was motivated to do something, with a little help from her mother, Karen. “In March 2009, my mom and I decided to do a race,” Aubree said. “It just came to us, and we just did it.” Aubree soon learned that she needed a little help – enter the committee. The group of young girls went into full-court press by spreading event information in as many locations as they could, such as their school, area businesses, coffee shops, gas stations, a library and a few other locations. “I started asking them to come up with logo ideas for our shirts and motto ideas,” Aubree said, to which Halley Purkey added, “It helps to know people.” The second year of the Race for Grace did not prove as fruitful as the first, largely due to very poor weather, but this did

not dissuade the young women from carrying on with their mission. Actually, the first two years provided them with a solid foundation for future events. “It was harder because it was raining,” committee member Purkey said. “It was a learning experience, that’s for sure.” Fellow committee member Sara Pohl was quick to add that the previous years also provided the group with ideas about what to improve upon for this year’s event. In addition to the one-mile and fivekilometer walk-runs, the 2011 Race for Grace will have a twist. “This year we are honoring three people who have at some point been diagnosed with sarcoma cancer,” said Karen Tsurusaki, Aubree’s mother. The three honorees include a 19-yearold who is undergoing treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma and a 32-year survivor of rhybdomyosarcoma, as well as a woman who lost her battle with cancer last winter. As for this year’s event, committee members said they had a few people registered but not nearly as many as they would like. The committee members, however, are not too discouraged yet. Apparently, they said, a lot of people register the week before deadline. For more information about the 2011 Race for Grace, or to register, visit

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EDUCATION NEWS D. 191 still seeking new board members Residents can apply for a vacancy on the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education created by the recent resignation of long-time board member Gail Morrison. Applications will be accepted until 1 p.m. Friday, July 29. Interested applicants can visit and download a form or apply online. Paper applications are also available at the district’s Administrative Services Center, 100 River Ridge Court, Burnsville. As of noon July 6, only one person had applied – Paul Butche, 12829 Briar Court, Burnsville. Candidates must be at least 21, have been a resident of the school district for at least 30 days and have not been convicted of certain offenses. The time commitment is 20-40 hours a month. Business meetings are twice a month and there are also special meetings, work sessions, committee meetings, trainings and seminars. Board members receive $500 a month. At a public work session on Aug. 4, the Board of Education will interview all eligible applicants. At a regular business

meeting Aug. 18, board members will determine an appointee by a majority vote. The new board member will be sworn in during the board meeting Sept. 1 and will serve until Dec. 2012.

D. 196 filing opens The two-week filing period for Independent School District 196 is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Four of the seven atlarge board positions will be up for election Nov. 8. Affidavits of candidacy will be available at the Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan district office 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount. Completed affidavits of candidacy must be filed at the office no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 16, along with a $2 filing fee or a petition with at least 500 signatures of eligible voters in place of the filing fee. The board approved a resolution during its June 27 regular meeting establishing the filing dates. The four-year terms of Joel Albright, Rob Duchscher, Jackie Magnuson and Bob Schutte expire Jan. 2, 2012. For more information, call the Superintendent’s Office at 651-423-7736.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Eagan offices and facilities remain open during shutdown

Annual Bluegrass Americana Music Weekend July 22-24

Despite the state government shutdown, Eagan officials want the public to know that all city offices and facilities will remain open with regular hours of operation, and local public safety operations are not affected by the state shutdown. Eagan City Hall, Cascade Bay Water Park, the Eagan Community Center and all other City facilities remain open during regular business hours in July. City operations such as police and fire protection, the City Clerk’s office for business licensing, voter registration and solicitor permits, other City permits and inspections, engineering, parks and recreation programs, water utilities, the Eagan Civic Arena and the Blast, are all locally funded and remain open and are largely unaffected by the state government shutdown. For specific city-related questions, go to the Citizen Support Center at, which also has answers to frequently asked questions.

The second annual Rosemount Bluegrass Americana Music Weekend will be July 22-24 at the Rosemount Central Park, 2875 145th St. W. The Friday Square dance is 7-9 p.m. on July 22 with traditional old-time music provided by The Eelpout Stringers. The Saturday Bluegrass Festival is 59 p.m. on July 23 with performances by Ruby Magpie, Switched at Birth, Cousin Dad and Sawtooth Bluegrass Band. The Sunday Gospel Event is 2-7 p.m. on July 24. Musical performers include The Blessings Gospel Trio, The Kings Countrymen, The Golden Swans, Prairie Harmony, Lighthouse Christian Church Feat and the Special Delivery Singers. Events all three days are free and everyone is welcome. People are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and refreshments will be provided, though no alcohol is allowed. For more information, e-mail

City says be aware of natural gas leaks When residents turn their heat off and the air conditioning is turned on high, natural gas can be forgotten. However, natural gas leaks are a danger year-round. According to CenterPoint Energy, the metro area has seen a growing number of gas leaks due to copper pipe theft. To reduce the risk of a gas leak, residents leaving properties vacant for an extended period of time are encouraged to contact CenterPoint Energy at 612-321-4680 to arrange to have their gas meter turned off. Also, if suspicious activity near or around a vacant property is noticed, residents should call 9-1-1 immediately. Lastly, if a resident smells, hears or sees a natural gas leak, he or she should leave the area immediately on foot. Residents should also avoid using electric switches, telephones and vehicles in the vicinity of a gas leak. Once safely away from the area, residents should first call 9-1-1 and then the CenterPoint emergency gas leak hotline at 1-800-296-9815. For more information visit and search Natural Gas.

Burnhaven Library Book Discussion Group meets July 19 The Burnhaven Library Book Discussion Group will talk about “Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 in the library’s Community Room, 1101 West County Road 42, Burnsville. The book group meets the third Tuesday each month. Meetings are free and open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. New attendees are always welcome, and no advance registration is necessary. A complete list of titles being read for 2011 can be found at the Burnhaven Library Service Desk. Info: 952-891-0300.

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Company says spectacles aid concentration in kids with ADHD BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Anyone who could benefit from improved concentration needn’t look any further than one Apple Valley company. My Focus Eyewear, 15601 Foliage Ave., announced July 1 it had developed My Focus Glasses, described as a unique, common sense tool to improve concentration while reading or studying. The company also indicated the glasses have proven useful in those dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “It was just something that came to me,” said Ken Finochiaro, owner of My Focus Eyewear. “[The glasses] were originally just to improve reading in such places as study hall or work.” But after talking to people with ADHD, Finochiaro said that they indicated the glasses were helping them as well, which led to further studies. Finochiaro located a pair of young children’s parents who agreed to participate in a 30-day study. “The conclusion at the end was that the child did improve,” Finochiaro said. The 65-year-old Finochiaro, who has four patents to his name, explained that the glasses, though tested on children, were not for play, such as riding bikes. The design of the eyewear restricts one’s view. “The peripheral vision is restricted. It’s only a narrow view you’re getting of the page,” Finochiaro said, “so [the glasses] compel you to focus on the page. By having better focus, you have better comprehension.” The company performed a pilot study on the effectiveness of the glasses that looked at brainwave activity and behaviors associated with attention, reading and cognitive performance while using the glasses. Testing methods included the use of an elec-

The front view of a pair of My Focus Glasses that were developed by the Apple Valley-based company My Focus Eyewear. According to its developers, the glasses are designed to restrict an individual’s view to aid in concentration. (Submitted photo) troencephalogram, which measures electrical activity on the surface of the brain. Questionnaires, interviews and observation were also used as testing tools. Participating in the study were seven children ranging from 7-14, each of whom had been previously diagnosed with ADHD. “The brain of a child with ADHD typically has a negative charge in the


outer layers and a positive charge in the middle of the brain,” according to the company website. “This is associated with slower firing patterns, especially in the frontal part of the brain that is largely responsible for filtering distractions, impulse control, and engagement in key cognitive functions. …” The website features all of the testing information to substantiate the

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product’s effectiveness, derived from a separate study performed in 1990. “Again, when the children wore the glasses it increased a key-firing pattern for mental performance and concentration … on the surface of the brain by an average of 42 percent,” the website claims. Nicole Foesch of Cannon Falls is a parent of a young boy who participated in the 30-day study. Her son, however, has never been diagnosed with ADHD. “My son struggles with reading,” Foesch said. “He struggles with focus in the classroom. According to Foesch, family members suggested medications for her son, but Foesch was against that option and didn’t consider it. During the 30 days, Foesch maintained a daily journal reflecting her son’s improvement in concentration. “I saw more willingness to read at home as well as in the community. His confidence increased,” she said. “He really liked them. He commented on how they were able to help him focus. It was a big change.” Foesch added that her son only wore the glasses at home during the trial period, but after the 30 days, she noted that her son began wearing the glasses at school for reading. The Cannon Falls resident said she would recommend the glasses to anyone, saying they are worth trying. “I truly believe in the glasses. I think they are cost-effective,” Foesch said. “They look cool. They don’t look like special glasses. They look like regular sun glasses.” Finochiaro said it has been really nice seeing the benefits and further said that the goal is to have children suffering from concentration issues wear the glasses as they begin learning. Info: No Motels, No Hype Just Honest Pricing Everyday !

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Uniform donation drive helps outfit scouts for camp BY JONATHAN YOUNG • SUN NEWSPAPERS Kris Hinderscheid of Hastings is the treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 534. Her family goes through a lot of uniforms. She and her husband have four sons who have all been involved in Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts. The boys outgrow uniforms quickly. Kris’s husband also volunteers as an assistant scoutmaster and must wear a uniform. When Kris’s oldest son, 13-year-old Kalvin, was nominated by his scoutmaster to attend the exclusive, weeklong Grey Wolf Leadership Camp in Wisconsin this year, he needed to be outfitted with a full uniform first. “We wanted to make sure he had everything he needed,” she said. Hinderscheid believes the uniform is an important part of the Scouting experience. “When the boys wear the uniform, they should be wearing it with pride,” she said. Kalvin thinks the uniform is an identifying mark for Scouts and it lets others know “that guy’s in Scouts.” Hinderscheid was willing to invest in the full outfit for Kalvin, which includes shirts, a neckerchief, shorts,

Kalvin Hinderscheid, 13, of Hastings, stands in full Boy Scout uniform next to his mother Kris. Kalvin was able to get his entire uniform through a uniform exchange program that is supported by donations. (Submitted photo) pants, socks and headgear. But buying everything new would have placed some financial pressure on the singleincome household. Hinderscheid turned to the Boy Scouts Northern Star Council uniform exchange program. The exchange program is available twice a month and

allows scouts to come to the office in Golden Valley and find used uniforms for free with a suggested donation if the family feels able to give. The program is supported largely by uniform donations collected during the Scouting for Uniforms campaign held by the Northern Star Council and Pilgrim Cleaners during the month of July. Hinderscheid reached out to other members of Troop 534 and collected a list of “orders” of items needed by scouts in the area. Then three families made the trek to visit the exchange and fill as many orders as they could. Kalvin found everything he needed, and Hinderscheid estimates that about 12 other scouts in the troop also received needed pieces for their uniforms. “It’s a great program,” Hinderscheid said. “It’s a blessing for many people.” She estimates that paying the suggested donations for uniforms cost her less than an eighth of the price for new uniforms. “For us to be able to outfit our son to have the privilege to go to camp was huge,” she said. Hinderscheid said when her boys are

done with a uniform, they pass it on to others. She appreciates how the exchange program makes it easy to share uniforms with those who need them. “I just think that it gives you an opportunity to give back, and it makes it very affordable for families, especially in this economy,” she said. “And there’s no sense in wasting items … someone should be able to reuse them.” It’s especially easy to donate uniforms during the month of July. Uniforms can be dropped off at all 25 Pilgrim Cleaners locations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The nearest location can be found at Uniforms can also be dropped off at the Golden Valley Scout Service Center, 5300 Glenwood Ave. or the St. Paul Scout Service Center, 393 Marshall Ave between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Monetary contributions should be sent to Northern Star Council BSA, Attn: Kent York, 5300 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley, MN 55422. Info: or 763231-7201 (Northern Star Council).

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Is relief finally in sight for Highway 169 users? Each week I travel on Highway 169, north in the morning and south in the evening. Usually I’m able to avoid the bulk of rush-hour traffic but not always. Recently, while northbound, I saw a law enforcement officer in an unmarked vehicle pulled to the side of the road. At first glance it appeared to be a stranded motorist, but I realized a moment later that what I was seeing was a very welcoming site – the officer was aiming a speed gun at traffic. Later that afternoon I left the office in Osseo on assignment. While traveling southbound, I saw two squad cars on the shoulder, along with the vehicle one of the officers had pulled over. Within 10 seconds I saw another squad car traveling north, lights and siren both on. I thought to myself, “Finally.”

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I was actually relieved that this highway was being policed. For months I’ve been commuting to and from Osseo feeling a little like a pace car in a race. The vast majority of the travelers using this road either do not know the speed limit or they do not care. I’m not talking about five to seven miles per hour over the speed limit. I am talking about an easy 15 to 20 over. I said that I feel like a pace car because I’m among those who drive much closer to the speed limit, in the right lane of course. Generally speaking, in fact, those who know me are fully

LETTERS TO EDITOR State politicians should be praised To the editor: We could not have asked for a more perfect summer atmosphere than what we Eagan parade-goers experienced during this past Eagan July 4th Fun Fest parade. As a parade observer I was especially delighted to hear the many encouraging comments such as “Keep up the good work” and “stand strong” so spontaneously offered as the contingents for State Representatives Doug Wardlow and Diane Anderson, and State Senator Ted Daley walked the parade route. These exclamations affirm that the desire for fiscally responsible leadership, the sense of and for personal responsibility, the appreciation of an entrepreneurial spirit as well as freedom of enterprise is forefront in the minds and spirits of my fellow Eaganites and is embodied in the personal characters of

aware of my cautious driving tendencies that are on par with any 16-year-old taking his or her driving exam. When you combine this with what appears to be 90 percent of travelers grossly exceeding the speed limit, it is not the most comfortable feeling. The high speeds are one thing, but when you sprinkle in several of those who wish to weave in and out of traffic – passing on the right and making dangerous (often illegal) lane changes – then the chance for an accident increases greatly. Plus, I have had the privilege of being on the receiving end of a one-finger salute from one of these maniacs, but I suppose that should come as no surprise. It amazes me that Highway 169 from Osseo down to I-494, in my months of experience at least, has been so lightly policed. Actually I can’t even recall the

last time I saw any law enforcement vehicle on this highway during the morning or afternoon drive times. It amazes me even more that there have been no major accidents recently, at least none I’ve driven by or heard about. Regardless, it seems that help is on its way. I was never more pleased to see the officer with the speed gun and the other officers with what appeared to be more than your average speeding stop due to the two squads and a third on its way. I hope this was not a coincidence but instead an increased effort to patrol this highway and make it safe for other users. For those who travel this road and fit into the 90 percent, I say leave earlier. It is as simple as that. For the maniacs, well, you should not be allowed to drive. Period.

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Don’t tax me To the editor: As a Minnesota Millionaire in this time of budget crisis, I want to thank each and every Republican legislator fighting tooth and nail to protect my Godgiven right to pay less tax than the rest of you. Special thanks to the spinmasters who come up with the best stories ever to convince folks why this is ok. Even if I wanted to pay my fair share (ha-ha), I just know Amy Koch and Kurt Zellers would slap some party-line sense into me. Special thanks to Ted Daly and Doug Wardlow. We Minnesota Millionaires really, really owe you. Karen Amit Eagan

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Government shutdown affects women’s shelters BY MATTHEW HANKEY • SUN NEWSPAPERS State government may have shut down but domestic violence goes on with little regard to the political wrangling in St. Paul. For two Dakota County shelters run by 360 Communities,, the shutdown has affected their daily operations. One location has closed while the other remains open – for now. The Hastings Lewis House, a shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence, has been temporarily shuttered, but the Eagan location will remain open, though with a reduced staff. Nine of 16 employees were furloughed at the Eagan location, said Mary Ajax, CEO and President of 360 Communities. 360 Communities is a nonprofit organization located in Burnsville whose goal is to empower people to shape the future of their communities. The two Lewis House shelters are able to serve the community largely due to state funding. The shelters receive $1.2 million from the state annually, a significant portion of their budget. A week into the shutdown, those funds remained frozen. The shelter must have at least one professionally trained staff member onsite at all times. One to two volunteers are also present at all time. Since the Hastings location has closed, some of its residents moved to Eagan while others made alternative living arrangements. “For all those who wanted to move, we moved them,” said Poh Lin Khoo, Director of Marketing and Communications for 360 Communities. Staff members have set up cots in the shelter’s playroom. The Eagan location was initially in danger of closing, Ajax said, but a significant monetary donation allowed the doors to remain open. The donor, who Ajax wants to keep anonymous, first donated money to 360 Communities in 2009 and controls the distribution of the funds. When the donor learned the shelter may have to close, the donor released $100,000 to keep the shelter open. “Thank you so much,” Ajax said in reference to the donor. “Now we feel like we can breathe.” Ajax said the donation should keep the Eagan shelter open through August if needed. If the governor and legislature have not reached an agreement

when the donated money runs out, the Eagan location will likely close as well. 360 Communities is asking for community members and businesses to help keep the Eagan location open with financial donations. “We’re going to do everything in our power to keep it open,” Ajax said. “We are absolutely committed to being here for people.” In a July 5 filing, Gov. Mark Dayton said that crucial state services should include counseling and services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. In addition, the governor said that childcare assistance and services for the homeless should be included. But, Ajax hasn’t been informed when and if 360 Communities will receive any state funding. “The safety of the people is really life and death and these should be essential state services,” Ajax said. One resident of the Eagan Lewis House has noticed a difference in the few days since the state government shutdown. Community outreach programs and support groups for the shelter’s residents have disappeared. “What the staff does is brings (residents) in to a place where they are ready to start their life again and keep going,” said Monica, who wished to keep her real name anonymous because her husband does not know where she is staying. “That’s the most valuable thing they give us and when things get shut down, that’s the thing that we miss,” Monica said. “They’re spread pretty thin right now.” Monica has been living at the Eagan Lewis House since the beginning of June with two of her four children. She left her home to escape the three-year sexual abuse she endured from her husband. Before moving to the shelter, she spent more than a month sleeping in her car during the days in a school parking lot to avoid the abuse, she said. As of July 7, the state government remained shut down and Monica was hopeful a deal would be met soon for the well being of Lewis House residents. “A place like this is invaluable to anybody,’ she said. “You never plan for this to happen.” 360 Communities encourages people to send all referrals to the Lewis House at 651-452-7288. This number is available 24/7 and help is confidential. – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current



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New clothing store caters to the under-7 crowd, moms-to-be BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Lakeville business owner Kate Stockman believes she has more than just another boutique. From her perspective, it is much more unique. Stockman, a resident of Prior Lake, opened Posh Baby Boutique, 20770 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, in mid-May. Since then, the new business owner said her business is doing much better than she expected, and she plans to expand her inventory in the near future. Stockman’s venture in the business world began sooner than she expected, saying she originally had a five-year plan. “This wasn’t supposed to happen for another four years,” Stockman said. “I was going to do a nanny business and focus on that, and I thought it would take four years to get enough money to open this.” But a little luck with regard to her store location and the help of a family friend, Dee Sampson, was all it took to get her business up and running ahead of plan.

“She was the only one who gave me positive feedback and good advice,” Stockman said. “She was really supportive.” According to Stockman, her friend is not only a business owner herself but also owns a baby business. “We actually use some of their products in our store,” Stockman said. The new store features baby clothing for children up to 6 years of age, accessories, maternity clothing and a lot of gifts for baby showers, as well as gifts for moms. According to Stockman, however, providing merchandise that cannot be found in any nearby store is one small part of her business philosophy. “Customer service is number one,” she said. “I know what it feels like to shop in a store and not receive any help.” Expanding on this, Stockman indicated that she makes an extra effort to listen to her customers, get an idea of their needs, accommodate them as much as possible and provide them a good shop-

Posh Baby Boutique owner Kate Stockman, left, opened her baby clothing and accessories in mid-May and says business has been better than expected. Stockman plans to add a new line of clothing for what she referred to as the “tween” years – not quite teenaged but close. Pictured with Stockman is her niece Kyla Krohn. (Photo by Michael Ricci • Sun Newspapers)

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ping experience. In fact, Stockman said that she has ordered much merchandise based solely on conversations with some of her customers. “I am really focused on getting to know my customers,” she said. “I want them to feel that they had a great shopping experience.” This formula appears to be working as Stockman not only referenced the positive feedback but also the number of customers walking through the door. “Business is better than we expected,” she said. “We have been very, very busy.” Stockman gets help from her niece Kyla Krohn. She says another pair of eyes is always handy. “I think it is always good to have a second opinion,” Stockman said, adding that Kyla goes through catalogues from different companies and identifies good merchandise. “It doesn’t hurt that it is someone younger who knows what the hot trends are,” Stockman added.

The entrepreneur also cited the location of her store as another advantage. “At first I had an idea of opening a shop, but there were too many boutiques around. I needed something unique,” she said. “This really, in this area, is the only baby boutique.” To the best of her knowledge from working in the field, she indicated that one would have to drive 20 to 30 minutes to find another boutique with the same merchandise. “This type of merchandise can’t be found at … major department stores,” she said about her experience at these stores. Stockman said she intends to expand upon her current line of merchandise within the next month. According to Stockman, the store will feature clothing for those older than 6 years of age, which she described as the “tween” years – not quite teenaged but close. As for the chosen name of her business, Stockman simply smiled and said, “It was a cute name and just kind of fit.” – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current

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BV community garden growing in popularity BY MATTHEW HANKEY • SUN NEWSPAPERS For a few Burnsville residents, putting down roots in the city goes beyond where they call home. Thirty-two garden plots were recently made available to Burnsville residents to use for planting vegetables at Wolk Park, 13800 Parkwood Lane. The Wolk Community Garden is the second such garden in the city. Burnsville resident Wube Hailu was at the garden June 17, checking his plants progress after two days of rain. In his two garden beds, Hailu is growing Big Boy and Roma tomatoes, basil, lettuce, green and jalapeno peppers, rosemary, spinach and peas. Formerly of Ethiopia where he worked in the Department of Agriculture, gardening comes naturally to Hailu. He lives in a townhouse with no garden space and appreciates the land he can now use. “It’s wonderful,” said Hailu, who spends one to two hours each afternoon at the garden. Sal Nhean, formerly of Cambodia, also spent time at the garden June 17. He and his wife are growing vegetables to use for Cambodian stir frys and soups. Currently growing in their garden are eggplant, bell and jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, parsley, and Cambodian mint. Like Hailu, the Nheans live in a townhouse with no land for planting vegetables. “I’m so happy, so happy,” Sal Nhean said of his new garden. “I’ve got my energy back to plow the soil.” If the plot space is used efficiently, there is ample room to grow a bounty of fresh food, said JJ Ryan of the Burnsville Parks & Recreation Department. “In the space they’re allowed, a family of four can be sustained for a year if they plant properly,” Ryan said. That’s the idea behind the neighborhood gardens: to provide a venue for families to become sustainable and feed themselves. “It’s another great amenity to our park system and the residents get this nice benefit,” Ryan said. The first Burnsville community garden was created in 2008 at Neill Park and has been very successful, Ryan said. Residents have been on plot space waiting lists for the gardens and demand from the community sparked the need for a second garden. The city planned for a second commu-

nity garden as part of its Capital Improvement Plan, but had no money to devote to the project. Last summer, the city was approached by the Woodhill Urban Agricultural Group, a nonprofit organization that wanted to partner with the city to create a second community garden at Wolk Park. This park had plenty of unused green space and provided an ideal garden spot on the west side of the city, Ryan said. The city did not contribute any money to the project, but did help till the land and dig fence posts holes for the garden fencing. Ryan emphasized that the project would not have been completed without Woodhill. “Where we’ve been able to help them out is with our equipment and our time…but this group has really done the work,” Ryan said.” Woodhill implemented the plan and installed the garden with the help of many local organizations. South Forest Design created the garden design and helped install the garden fences and stakes. Valley Natural Foods provided funds to water the garden and also assisted with the installation. Lastly, the South Metro Vineyard Church – located adjacent to the park – ran a water line to the park so gardeners could have access to the water. Woodhill founders Tom and Elizabeth Kackman founded the group as a way to “foster healthy living for the community,” Elizabeth Kackman said. She sees organic, healthy food as a form of preventative medicine, which ties into her basis for helping create this community garden. “We have a passion for health and wellness and helping people who are at higher risk for disease,” Elizabeth Kackman said. Burnsville resident Rachel Skoog has also seized the opportunity to use the community garden. She is growing tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cabbage, rainbow Swiss chard, cucumbers, and celery. Skoog said the garden has given her something much more lasting than growing vegetables. “This is my first year using a community garden and from my experience so far, I have enjoyed meeting others in the community,” Skoog said. “I probably would never have met them in my day-today life, but through the garden we have COMMUNITY GARDEN: TO PAGE 11


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Summer may be a down time for donations to area food shelves, but thanks to the efforts of the business community, shelves are not empty. Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce’s fifth-annual food drive is under way through Friday, Aug. 12. Chamber officials are encouraging members to participate in the event to help stock the food shelves at 360 Communities and the Eagan-Lakeville Resource Center. According to 360 Communities Lead Director of Engagement Doreen L’Allier, the summer presents a particularly difficult challenge for food shelves. Donations dry up, which is often the result of families being busy with vacations and other nonbusiness partners experience down time of their own. The 360 Communities organization has benefitted from the annual chamber food drive for the past five years, since it has been in existence. “It’s really good that people are working to support the hungry,” L’Allier said, adding that the chamber’s leadership in the annual drive is essential to the organization’s success in the summer. L’Allier, however, did indicate that her organization will be partnering with another group over the summer. “If people donate cash to 360 Communities during July – only the month of July – Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match up to $4,000,” she said of the St. Paul-based organization. For the Lakeville Resource Center, this year will be its first in the 2011 chamber food drive. “It is extremely timely in responding to the increase in need for food support and the decrease in donations,” said LRC Executive Director Lisa Horn. “This is the right time to respond for the chamber.” Providing a conservative estimate, Horn said that there can be a 20 to 30 percent increase in need during the summer

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Food Drive FROM PREVIOUS PAGE and donations can drop in half. “Some of our typical partnerships may not convene during the summer,” Horn said, adding that even church donations tend to decrease, typically due to children being home for the summer and families busy with vacations. One other reason is free and reducedprice lunches, which are offered during the school year. “With many of those families, the kids are getting breakfast and lunch during school,” Horn said, adding that because the children have no access to school lunches during summer break, this puts

a strain on families’ food budgets. According to Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Todd Bornhauser, the annual drive is showing no signs of slowing down. “[The food drive] usually continues to grow year after year, of businesses that participate and also the amount of food collected,” he said. “Other chamber members will also involve their employees.” Bornhauser added that once again the chamber will award prizes to companies and employees based on the most pounds of donated food and the most pounds per employee. The chamber will celebrate this year’s drive Wednesday, Aug. 24, during the seventh annual Lakeville Chamber Twins Night.

PUBLIC SAFETY Mexican citizens living in AV face drug charges Two Mexican citizens living in Apple Valley are facing felony drug charges and possible deportation, according to Dakota County Attor ney James Backstrom. Geraldo Sanchez Ramos, 34, has been charged with one count of aiding and abetting in the second de g ree, while Yesenia PonceCarbajal, 26, has been charged with one count of possession with intent to sell in the second degree, according to criminal complaints provided by the Dakota County Judicial Center. Ag ents of the Dakota County Drug Task Force apprehended both individuals June 30 in Apple Valley. Seventy-seven pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $77,000, was found in their car and place of residence. Also seized during the ar rest was more than $37,000 in cash. Both Ramos and Ponce-Carbajal reside in the 13900 block near Holyoke Avenue, according to the complaints, and both individuals f ace a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a fine of $500,000. Dakota County Attor ney James Backstrom indicated that this was one of the larger seizures of marijuana in Dakota County within recent years. Backstrom also noted that Ramos had previously been deported from the U.S. twice. “We believe this is part of a large,

illegal drug smuggling operation from Mexico,” Backstrom said. “This seizure demonstrates the continuing problem of marijuana use in our community. Illegal drug use and distribution endangers public safety every day.” Ramos and Ponce-Carbajal made their first court appearance July 1. Judge Robert King set bail for Ramos at $175,000 without conditions and $150,000 with conditions. PonceCarbajal’s bail was set at $150,000 without conditions and $100,000 with conditions. As of July 7, Ramos had been released on bail and Ponce-Carbajal was in the Ramsey County Workhouse.

LV Fire Department responds to garage fire At 1 a.m. July 4, members of the Lakeville Fire Department were dispatched to a possible garage fire located at 16953 Garcia Way, Lakeville. Members of the Lakeville Police Department on the scene confirmed that two of four units of a detached garage were on fire. The fire department responded from three stations, including two engines, one ladder truck and one rescue truck, in addition to an Allina ambulance. Crews attacked the fire and stopped it from spreading to the other two units of the garage. The first two units suffered heavy fire damage, and the third unit had minor smoke and water damage. The fire is under investigation, but fireworks are suspected to be the cause. There were no injuries to report. This was the third fire related to fireworks over the holiday weekend. – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current

Community Garden FROM PAGE 9 struck up friendships. I know I can learn something from them and their lives and hopefully I can encourage them too.” Ryan said there four to five plots remaining at the garden as of June 15. The gardens are designed in a Mandala style – a circular design that uses as few paths as possible to conserve space for plants. Each Mandala garden has 17 keyhole beds and 16 crop field beds. There are three Mandala gardens, two of which are being used by Burnsville res-

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New baseball exhibit hopes to hit sweet spot with history fans BY MATTHEW HANKEY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Baseball enthusiasts and history buffs alike will be treated to a special exhibit this month at the Dakota County Burnhaven Library. “For the Love of the Game,” an exhibit that traces the history of AfricanAmerican baseball players who contributed to the sport in Minnesota, will be on display at the library through the middle of August. The exhibit’s curator is Frank M. White, whose father, Louis V. White Jr., played on the all-black baseball team Twin City Colored Giants in the 1940s. White Jr. batted over .500 when he played for the Mechanic Arts High School team in 1946, a St. Paul City Conference record that still stands. White created the exhibit to tell the stories of the African-American baseball players who are largely lost to time. “My focus is really the guys that played in the 40s and 50s because they’re guys that were great athletes, great baseball players and nobody knows about them,” White said. “I wanted to share a history and sharing that story helps add to the legacy – not only of Minnesota baseball but of Minnesota black baseball.”

White approached the Ramsey County Historical Society in fall 2009 to create the exhibit. The Metropolitan Library Service Agency decided put the exhibit on tour early this year. Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund support the cost, and the exhibit has toured to libraries in Maplewood, Fridley and Shakopee, among other cities. Maggie Hein, a librarian at the Burnhaven Library, encouraged people viewing the exhibit to feel a connection with the cultural diversity within the city of Burnsville. “It’s a piece of legacy and history that hasn’t been completely told yet,” Hein said. “It’s a way to celebrate the diversity of our clientele – our patrons here at our library.” The exhibit highlights many of the players of these all-black Minnesota teams. The state never boasted a Negro League team, but often times Negro League teams would barnstorm – play exhibition games – against the local all-black teams in the state to generate more income and make ends meet. White’s father was actually recruited to play for the Negro League’s Kansas City Monarchs by Buck O’Neill, who went on to be the first African-American coach in Major League Baseball. Family obligations kept White Jr. home in St. Paul.

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“I’m also sure my mom wouldn’t let my dad traipse around the country playing baseball,” White said, adding his grandmother wanted him to stay home and raise his son (Frank M. White) who was born Louis White Jr.’s junior year of high school. Historical timelines, uniforms, baseball bats and gloves are featured in the exhibit, as well as many photographs White has been able to acquire. Ramsey County Historical Society curator and archivist Mollie Spillman says additions are still being made to the exhibit from people whose relatives played on allblack baseball teams. “Families are excited to share their fathers stories, their grandfathers stories and photographs, which were largely unpublished before their deaths,” Spillman said. The list of players who played on allblack teams in the state is filled with many who went on to highly successful baseball careers. “I think people are going to be amazed at the list of people who played here in Minnesota,” White said. African-American Minnesota Twins players are featured in the exhibit, White said. The exhibit was to be featured at

the 2011 Twins Fest, but the collapse of the Metrodome and relocation of the festival prevented the exhibit from showing. TwinsFest 2012 will hopefully feature “For the Love of the Game,” White said. Part of the exhibit deals with informing people that there were segregated baseball teams in a northern state such as Minnesota, White said. Many people he has met are surprised to learn that. Spillman agrees that this part of history is worth telling. “[The exhibit] gives recognition to outstanding athletes that were denied participation in many locations because of the color of their skin or the language they spoke,” she said. The exhibit is special in that it’s human-oriented and an unearthing of their stories, Spillman said. “It’s the history of people,” Spillman said. “It’s a personal story and I think everybody can relate to that in some way – about hardships, about triumphs and about accomplishments.” For more information about the exhibit, go to or call 952-891-0300. The Dakota County Burnhaven Library is at 1101 W. County Road 42 in Burnsville.

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Former Burnsville resident brings play back home BY MATTHEW HANKEY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Former Burnsville resident Kim Schultz is returning home this month to tell a story unfamiliar to many Americans. Schultz’s play, “No Place Called Home,â€? will have a four-day run at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis July 1417 as part of the theater’s “Fresh Inkâ€? series, which features new, often experimental shows each summer. Schultz, who lives in New York City, portrays 12 displaced Iraqi refugees who have escaped Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and the U.S. military occupation. “We are very excited about Kim’s play,â€? said Sherry Mooney, Assistant Director of Communications at Illusion Theater. “Our real focus is to put on productions that touch on current world issues. We think this piece is a perfect fit.â€? The impetus for the play began with Intersections International, a New Yorkbased social justice organization that commissioned Schultz, Amikaeyla Gaston and six other American artists for a one-month visit to Jordan, Lebanon and

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High school reunions The following class reunions have been scheduled for this year: Bloomington Jefferson High School • 1986 – 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage. • 1991 – Saturday, Aug. 20, Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina. Info: 763-5570177. • 2001 – 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Clubhouse Jaeger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis. Info: Bloomington Kennedy High School • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Tuttles Bar and Grill, 107 Shady Oak Road S., Hopkins. Info: or • 1991 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 23, Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Info: or

Playwright FROM PREVIOUS PAGE ner. It’s illegal for refugees to work, and the son must sell what he can on the streets and hopefully not get caught. She plays a woman in her 60s who had to flee Iraq because her husband sold alcohol, leaving their adult daughter behind. She plays an old man with a big laugh who teaches the audience how to do an Iraqi dance, and who is concerned with legacy he will leave. She plays a child who tells stories to the audience, all of which deal with death and loneliness. The plight of Iraqi refugees is largely overshadowed by news coverage of the military occupation in the country. Intersections International wanted to tell their stories through art, not traditional media, to humanize the dangers the refugees face every day. “Hopefully, the love story opens their hearts and they can see these Iraqis as people and not what the press often portrays them as,” Schultz said. Gaston said was working with the refugee children and sharing her musicals gifts with them was one of the project’s most poignant moments for her. “Despite our differences with respect to language, we really connected with the music because it’s such a universal language,” Gaston said. The play first opened off-Broadway in October 2010 under the direction of Sarah Cameron Sunde. Gaston performed all the music. “They’re almost all chants and music that I learned from the refugees,” Gaston said. “Essentially, the essence of all of Bloomington Lincoln High School • 1976 – 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington. Info: • 1981 – Friday, July 22, Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel, 618 Second Ave., Minneapolis. Info: 763-557-0177. Edina High School • 1971 – Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, various locations. Info: 952-926-6742 or (Bill MacLean). • 1986 – 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Info: Frank B. Kellogg High School • All school (1965-1986) – 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 30, John Rose Oval, 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville. Info: Hopkins Eisenhower High School the chants are there.” The play has since been performed in Indiana, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. A full-scale fall tour will hit theaters and universities across the country. Schultz said bringing her play to Minnesota was on the top of her list, and hopes people can come experience what she has dedicated the last two years of her life to. “I really hope Burnsville [residents] can come out and hopefully they can learn something about what’s going on in the world,” said Schultz, a 1988 graduate of Burnsville High School. While the play is heavy on emotions of pain, fear, loneliness, and death, Schultz has found a way to weave humor throughout. “My goal is to find comedy where I can,” Schultz said. “The show has funny, light elements as well. I think people will be surprised by that.” Mooney echoed Schultz’ sentiment. “I think people will be surprised by how much time they spend laughing,” Mooney said. Ultimately, Schultz wants the play to inspire others. “I hope that people come to the show and will come with open hearts,” she said. “I think that they might be surprised with what they might leave with.” All performances cost $15. The play runs 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16 and 7 p.m. for the Sunday, July 17 performance. The Saturday, July 16 performance will be ASL interpreted. For more information on the show, go to and For more information about Kim Schultz and the ongoing Iraqi refugee crisis, go to and – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current

• 1981 – 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet. Hopkins High School • 1961 – Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, the Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Info: Hopkins Lindbergh High School • 1981 – Saturday, Aug. 6, Bayview Event Center, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Info: Hopkins – Eisenhower and Lindbergh • 1976 – Saturday, July 16, Tuttle’s, 107 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins. Info: or Minneapolis North High School • 1951 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, Edinburgh U.S.A., 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park. Info: or 763-493-4333. • 1961 – Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. Info: Minneapolis Roosevelt High School • 1951 – Thursday, Sept. 15, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington. Info: 952-888-1970 or • 1966 – Saturday, Aug. 27, Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd., Bloomington. Info:


or Minneapolis West High School • 1971 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 13, Medina Country Club, 400 Evergreen Road, Medina Minnetonka High School • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Bayview Event Center, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Info: (Tippy McInerny) or Facebook – Minnetonka Senior High School Class of 1981. Osseo High School • 1971 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 24, Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. SE, Osseo. Info: Richfield High School • 1961 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: • 1971 – 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 23, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington. Info: or 612-791-4439 (Mark Stevens). • 1981 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 13, Embassy Suites airport location. Info: or • 1991 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave S. Info: • 1996 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina. Info: richREUNIONS: TO PAGE 17

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The Sun-Current Calendar highlights a variety of community events each week. It does not include all community events, meetings or concerts taking place on any given day. Please visit to post your listing to our comprehensive online community calendar. To submit a news brief for consideration, mail it to 33 Second St. N.E., Osseo, MN 55369, fax it to 763-424-7388 or e-mail it to The newspaper will not accept submissions over the phone.

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15 Minnesota Virtual Academy Family Event Where: Grand Slam, 12425 River Ridge Blvd., Burnsville When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: Register at




FROM PAGE 15 Robbinsdale High School • 1966 – Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20. Info: or 763-391-6653 (Jim Nachtsheim). • 1976 – Saturday, Oct. 15, Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Info: 763-424-4385 or St. Louis Park High School • 1956 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Lord Fletcher’s, 3746 Sunset Drive, Spring Park. • 1961 – Thursday, Aug. 25. Info: • 1969 (60th birthday party) – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park. Info: (David Troup). • 1971 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: or 952-9205376 (Leslie). • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Doubletree, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. Info: 763-557-0177. To add a reunion to this list, e-mail, fax 763424-7388 or call 763-424-7364.



Sea Kayak PLUS instructional kayaking course Where: Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: $90 Information: 651-5546530



Watermelon Days in Downtown Lakeville Where: Market Plaza, Holyoke Ave. and 208th St., Lakeville When: 6 to 7 p.m. Price: Free Information:

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19 Dakota County Public Health walk-in immunization clinic Where: Dakota County Western Service Center 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley When: 4-6:30 p.m. Price: $14 Information: 952-8917528

20 Wednesday in the Park: Tim Patrick and the Blue Eyes Band Where: Burnsville’s Civic Center Park, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Information: 952-7074110


21 Parent-Child Summer Book Club for grades 3-5 will discuss Katherine Paterson’s “Bridge to Terabithia” Where: Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan When: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Price: Free Information: 651-4502900

A&J Painting is a family owned and operated business. A&J Painting is a family owned and operated business that was started 15 years ago with my sons Andrew, Jeremiah, and David. In today’s economic climate we have maintained a healthy business due to our professional approach and work ethic that carries the highest standards of quality for every job. We have thrived over the years because of the volume of callbacks and customer referrals from previously contracted jobs. No contract is too big or too small for our company. A&J Painting operates as a licensed and insured painting company that offers trained and skilled (journeyman) employee’s to paint and remodel your home or business. All of our employee’s have been with the company for several years and each has been trained to the highest standards. We take pride in the honesty, integrity, and character of the young men we have employed. My son Andrew is a highly skilled and trained carpenter. He also does taping, knock down ceilings, tiling, installs plumbing, lighting fixtures, countertops and offers many types of custom carpentry. Andrew operates a professional spray booth off site for finishes on cabinetry and furniture. His current focus is on remodeling, updating, and modernizing

homes and businesses. Andrew’s perfectionist approach to every job and the extent of his skill set have made him one of the best craftsman in the Twin Cities. My other two sons run the painting end of the business and are also professionally trained Artists. Jeremiah attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and later studied under the mentorship of the nationally renowned portrait and fresco painter Mark Balma. David similarly was accepted into a full time master apprenticeship program at the young age of 16 at the highly respected Atelier Lack Studio. They followed in the family tradition of mastering a professional craft and skill which they have brought to our company. Between the two they offer 25 years of experience painting interior and exterior homes in the metro area with our family business. A&J Painting takes great pride in our ability to make a true and lasting impression on you. I can’t tell you how many letters and calls I have received over the years from customers who just wanted to share with me what a great job we did. We hope to have the opportunity to do so with you as well. We are only a call or e-mail away to offer you a free estimate of our professional services.


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Together with their parents, Rachel Brooks and Reid Tuenge are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Rachel is a 2002 graduate of Edina High School. She graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in May of 2006 and is currently employed with Target. Reid is a 2000 graduate of Anoka High School. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus in 2004 and currently works for Commodity Specialists Company. An August 2011 wedding is planned.

Dan and Kay McCarthy of Minnetonka are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Meghan, to Dennis Morrison of Gallup, New Mexico, son of Jayne Morrison and Gary Morrison. Meghan is a 2007 graduate of Hopkins High School. Meghan and Dennis are both 2011 graduates of Calvin College. Meghan will be teaching 5th Grade at Minnesota International Middle School. Dennis will be working as a nurse in the area. The wedding will take place on July 16, 2011 at The Mills Church of Minnetonka. The couple will reside in Golden Valley.



Robert and Barbara Baumler of Waseca, MN announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Phillip Gause, son of Diane Edmunds of Minnetonka, MN. Rachel is a graduate of Marquette University and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She is employed by Lockheed Martin Corp. as a project engineer in the Satellite Space Systems division. Phillip is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is employed by JP Morgan Chase as a commercial real estate lender. Phillip and Rachel both reside in Philadelphia, PA where they met while volunteering at a homeless shelter. A September wedding is planned in Minneapolis.

Thomas and Denise Morgan of Eden Prairie and Michael and Dora Skalisky of Owatonna announce the engagement of their children Lindsay Morgan and Sean Skalisky of Eden Prairie. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Eden Prairie High School and a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in aviation. She is employed at Sky West Airlines as a pilot. Sean is a 2001 graduate of Owatonna High School and a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in aviation. He is currently employed at Mesaba Airlines as a pilot. A July 15 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis.

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KRIEG – BULTINCK Jessica Marie Krieg, daughter of Michael and Julie Krieg of Burnsville, and Cory Bultinck of Maple Grove announce their engagement. Jessica is a 2000 graduate of Burnsville High School and a 2004 graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management. She is currently employed with the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney in downtown Minneapolis. Cory is a 2003 graduate of Chaska High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance. He also earned his Master of Business Taxation in 2008 from the Carlson School of Management, and is currently employed as a CPA at Wipfli, LLP in Edina, MN. A November 2011 wedding is planned in Anna Maria Island, Florida.


Yes, it's been 10 years and reunion plans are in place! Congratulations to Evan Grooms on receiving his Eagle Scout Award on June 4th. Evan is a Member of Troop 481 of St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church. Pictured from L to R: Michael Day, Benno Lever (Scoutmaster), Mary Critelli, Dave Dushene, Evan Grooms, Adam Grooms, Tom Grooms, Jim Kellogg, Joe Kellogg, and Warren Day.

Join us at Canterbury Park in the Silks Room. First Post for those interested in live racing starts at 1:30 and the event will officially kick off at 6pm with a dinner and social. Come for a full day of fun or just join us for dinner. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Beginning August 13, tickets are $40 and can be purchased online or at the door. Your ticket purchase will be considered your RSVP and will include a meal and beverage.


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Burnsville group home serious about getting in shape BY MATTHEW HANKEY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Combining a healthier diet with daily exercise has worked wonders for the residents and staff of the Kennelly House, a community-based residential facility for people with disabilities. The home’s eight residents have lost more than 100 pounds since October 2009, said Jason Fladager, program director for the home, with one losing 26 pounds alone. The home, run by the Eagan-based Dakota Communities, implemented a “Ways to Wellness” program as part of initiative to raise the quality of life of their residents. “Ways to Wellness” is a 12-week health-coaching program that focuses on making and reaching fitness goals and takes place at the Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury. “We didn’t want to make it an event,” said Dakota Communities Director of Community Life Toni O’Brien. “We decided to make a complete culture change for those people we support and our employees.”

Kennelly is one of 19 residences currently using the program out of Dakota Communities 32 homes, O’Brien said. O’Brien said the Kennelly House has had the best results because of the positive attitudes of the residents and staff. The home’s success can be attributed to the longevity of the program, and she anticipates the rest of the group homes to at least meet its success. By the end of June, all of the Dakota Communities homes will have implemented a new menu system, O’Brien said. Dakota Communities partnered with students at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul to overhaul their menus to healthier alternatives. The homes now use a four-season menu. The old menu consisted of foods high in sodium, cholesterol, and fat and low in vitamins, fiber, and whole grains, Fladager said. Instead of eating corn dogs, tuna helper and apple pie, residents now have rosemary pork, Thai pork with vegetable curry, and quinoa salad as dinner menu options.

For breakfast, one menu option is two whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes with roasted vanilla-scented apples. An old menu option consisted of spam and French toast with margarine and syrup. O’Brien said the new menu options acted as a catalyst for a happier and healthier home. Residents took it upon themselves to add exercise to their daily lives, participating in yoga, basketball, hockey, and walking outside in area parks. “Once people started losing weight, they started to feel better for themselves,” O’Brien said. “The first thing implemented was the menu system and everything else has fallen into place after that.” Ground turkey tacos and a fruit salad were served for dinner with fat free skim milk to drink during a meal June 1. Resident Scott Burpee browned the meat, and another sets the table. O’Brien said that the medical community on the whole has taken the

wrong approach to helping people with disabilities improve their lives. Instead of trying to “fix” them, Dakota Communities focuses on improving the quality of their lives by implementing and encouraging daily healthiness, O’Brien said. “Wellness should be important for everybody regardless of their ability,” O’Brien said. Burpee, who has lost 22 pounds on the program, can currently do 20 consecutive push-ups and 20 sit-ups. If Burpee can do 30 repetitions of each at his next trip to Woodwinds, home staff member Aaron Oden will take him out for a big, juicy burger as a reward. “I’ve seen him do 25 of each,” Oden said. “Scottie can do it.” Staff member Matt Hansen said he enjoys working at the home because the staff and residents get along so well and are always joking with each other. When asked what his favorite exercise was, Burpee replied, “Rest.” “That’s classic Scottie!” said Oden

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BY THE NUMBERS: 54-12 The No. 1-ranked Burnsville American Legion baseball team won its first five games in the Gopher Classic, outscoring opponents 54-12.

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USA Cup back for 27th year Soccer extravaganza runs July 15-23 at National Sports Center

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BY NICK CLARK • SUN NEWSPAPERS The numbers, as they are every year with the Schwan’s USA Cup, are staggering. The annual extravaganza will once again be the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. It begins Friday, July 15, at the National Sports Center in Blaine. This year, 942 teams have registered – 25 more than a year ago – in a field that includes teams from 17 countries, 20 states and 59 Minnesota communities. Organizers already avoided what could have been a crippling hurdle. The NSC is a state facility but is operated by a non-profit foundation, meaning it is able to stay open during the government shutdown. Good thing, too. The economic impact is expected to be more than $20 million during the 2011 tournament. “It brings in money to the state,” said USA Cup media director Barclay Kruse. “There is no arguing that.” This will be 27th year of the event. As always, the soccer is the highlight. The highest level will be in two Puma vElite tournaments. Eight elite boys teams from across the country will compete for a trip to Portugal to train with Sporting Lisbon FC, while seven elite girls clubs play for an expenses-paid trip to the Women’s Professional Soccer championship game. This year is the first for the girls vElite tournament. With what’s at stake, teams in both tournaments are expected to play for keeps. “It won’t be a beauty contest,” Kruse USA CAP: TO NEXT PAGE

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Battle for Nationals Fastpitch softball teams from throughout Minnesota came to Northview Park in Eagan last weekend for an Amateur Softball Association national tournament qualifier. There were three divisions – Under-18, Under 16A and Under 16B. A number of teams from the Sun-Current area competed in the U16A tournament, with the top two finishers qualifying for the ASA/USA national tournament beginning July 31 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The third- through sixth-place teams earned berths in the Northern Nationals tournament beginning Aug. 2 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. In this photo, Ciara Rivera of Eagan-based Minnesota Stars 94 pitches against Minnesota Blizzard of Oakdale during second-round action. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy • Sun Newspapers)

The next couple of months could go a long way toward determining Ryan Peterson’s future in golf. The two-time state high school champion from Eagan already has won one of Minnesota’s most prestigious amateur tournaments this summer. Now the question is, could he compete at the professional level? “I think I’m going to take a shot at it,” Peterson said last week. “I’ve been thinking about the Gateway Tour in Arizona. Or I might come back here and try some Dakotas Tour events.” Peterson recently completed his golf eligibility at Colorado State University but will go back in the fall to complete his final semester. He will stay in amateur golf for a while longer. Starting Monday, July 18, he plays in the Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship at White Bear Yacht Club. He finished third in that tournament a year ago. Peterson won the Mountain West Conference individual championship in his junior year and tied for first as a senior. But his college career had a rocky start. “When I got there, I definitely wasn’t as good as I thought I was,” said Peterson, who is pursuing a marketing degree. “My first two years there, I played hardly at all. My junior year is when things started to come together.” When he played at Eagan High, Peterson PETERSON: TO NEXT PAGE – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current

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rarely was the longest hitter in any tournament, but he made up for it with consistency and a solid short game. He claims he isn’t that much longer now – “maybe 10-15 yards,” he said – but MGA tournament director Doug Hoffmann recalled Peterson hitting several tee shots that carried 280 yards during a recent round at White Bear Yacht Club. Last month at the MGA Players’ Championship – the state men’s amateur match-play tournament – Peterson was 8 under par over six rounds en route to victory. None of his matches lasted more than 16 holes. “I wouldn’t say I played lights-out, but I thought I played patient and smart,” he said. “I didn’t make a lot of mistakes. I had five or six bogeys for the week.I tried to wait for the other guys to make mistakes.” Peterson also will play in the Minnesota State Open the weekend of July 22-24 at Rush Creek in Maple Grove. He also will go to the Northwest Amateur in Spencer, Iowa, (where he is defending champion) as well the Canadian Amateur. He also will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur in late August at Erin Hills near Milwaukee, Wis.

said. “They’ll be playing hard, because they’ll want those trips. As far as prizes go, I can’t imagine anything better for these kids.” The vElite Tournament will run during the USA Cup’s weekend tournament July 15-17. The weeklong event begins Monday, July 18, with the official kickoff coming during the opening ceremonies Tuesday, July 19. To spice up the tournament welcome, the USA Cup will have a huge viewing screen at midfield of the main stadium. A production company will oversee the ceremony, which will also include musical entertainment and a post-ceremony concert featuring the Theater Mu Daiko Drum Team. The ceremony is free and open to the public. “You don’t have to be participating in the USA Cup to get into the opening ceremony,” Kruse said. “Anybody can come.” That includes those from Uganda, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both have teams in the USA Cup for the first time, pushing the total number of countries to participate

The National Sports Center in Blaine is ready for the annual USA Cup youth soccer tournament. Beginning Friday, July 15, 942 teams will compete in the 2011 tournament. (Photo by Nick Clark • Sun Newspapers) over the years to 64 – or 65, depending on how you keep score. “If you want to be technical, U.S. Virgin Islands is not a country,” Kruse said, “but it’s not a state either, so we’ll count it.” There will also be two new fundraisers this year. One will feature the St. Paul Saints mascot Mudonna, who will run in the Twin


Cities Marathon this fall in an attempt to break the all-time mascot marathon record. Mudonna will run in the USA Cup’s Puma Dash 5K Sunday, July 17, collecting donations that will go to relief for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Most of the money will go toward rebuilding Togiwagi Gakuen High School in Sendai, Japan. “The team from the school won the girls U19 division last year, and the school was badly damaged during the earthquake,” Kruse said. “They come every three years to the tournament, and they always send awesome teams, so they are real loyal participants in USA Cup every third year. This is a way for us to try and thank them for their loyalty to us.” The second fundraiser will be colored in pink. The entire NSC campus will be pink Wednesday, July 20, as part of Project Pink, a one-day breast cancer initiative that will have visitors seeing little else besides pink. “The operations staff is going to change our fencing and signage and it will all be pink when everyone arrives that morning,” Kruse said. “Referees will wear pink socks, all the games will be played with pink balls and the staff will wear pink shirts.”

LEGAL NOTICES Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE 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 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Nottingham Condominium Association, Inc., (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Dakota County, Minnesota as Document No. 650720, which covers the following property: Unit 204, Nottingham Condominium, Dakota County, Minnesota, Condominium File No. 49 Address: 14115 Pennock Avenue, Unit 204, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124 PIN: 01-16405-012-020 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of June 17, 2011, from Gregory Brown, title holder, to Nottingham Condominium Association, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $3,154.11, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this

foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from his financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Nottingham Condominium Association, Inc., as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on September 28, 2009, in the office of the Dakota County Recorder as Document No. 2686835; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owners in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center, Civil Division, Lobby S-100, 1580 Highway 55, City of Hastings, County of Dakota, State of Minnesota, on August 17, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is February 17, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next busi-


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 re-

quired for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: The Making of a Song State the address of the principal place of business. 8492 - 133 ST, Apple Valley, MN 55124 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Lloyd Wallin, 8492 - 133 ST, Apple Valley, MN 55124; Darlene Wallin, 8492 - 133 ST, Apple Valley, MN 55124 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: June 28, 2011 /s/ Lloyd Wallin (July 14 & 21, 2011) C2-MakingofaSong

School District 197 (Official Publication) NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 197 WEST ST. PAUL – MENDOTA HEIGHTS – EAGAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District 197 shall begin at 8 o’clock a.m. on August 2, 2011, and shall close at 5 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2011. The election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four years each. The Minnesota Affidavit of Candidacy for School Board form is available from the school district clerk, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, Minnesota. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, and the $2 filing fee paid, prior to 5 o’clock p.m. on August 16, 2011. Dated: July 11, 2011

BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ Mark Spurr Mark Spurr School Board Clerk (July 14, 2011) C2-197Candidacy

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GARAGE$42 SALES $40 Package Package


• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes

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MERCHANDISE MOVER $44 • 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more

price must be in ad, you must call every fourth week to renew. Private party ads only. • Includes website • Maximum of 13 weeks

Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone

Nar-Anon support program for friends & loved ones of drug addicts can help. Meets Thursday's, 7:00 pm, Rm. 10, 2nd floor., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Rd., Burnsville. For more info call Gloria 612-929-4113 or Chuck/MaryAnn 952-881-6578

Lost & Found

LOST July 6 at Lakeville South Highschool - Kodak digital camera, navy blue. Please call 952-447-8992

Financial Services


Professional Services



Selling or Buying Gold & Silver



US Coins, Currency Proofs , Mint Sets, Collections, Gold, Estates & Jewelery Will Travel. 26 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

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Building & Remodeling

Blacktop & Sealcoating

H & H Blacktopping


Mickelson's Asphalt

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Building & Remodeling

Vonlund Services Inc. Basement finishing, Bath, Kitch, Additions, Decks & More.

952-297-2249 Lic#20636875



Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Blacktop & Sealcoating




• Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages 28 yrs. exp. • Decks • Siding Insurance Claims

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Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Cabinetry & Counters

Like New! Reasonable $$ Hinge Work & Painting. Expert/23Yrs 952-451-1600


Refacing, new cabs/counters

Free Estimates

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Carpet & Vinyl

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Building & Remodeling


Decorative/Stamped/Driv es/Steps/Walks & Addnts Bormann Construction 612-310-3283 CONCRETE & MASONARY

Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins

John 952-882-0775


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FREE CLASSIFIEDS: One Item for Sale, $100 or Less. Mail or FAX in only Tues. - Thurs. One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.

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Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Block/Bsmnts/Additions/ Floors/Walks/Drives/Patios /Camp fire pit's/ Expose colored or stamped Mn lic #0004327 30 yrs exp Call Fritz @ F & B Const



Doors & Windows

Warm Front Windows

Vinyl Window Repair Glass, Fogged/Broken, Screens & Operational Svc 25 Yrs Exp. Call Today!!

Dale 952-831-6452



New-Replace-Repair Draintile Driveways Steps Sidewalks Patios Aprons Block Gar. Floors Ret. Walls Brick Serving the T.C. Since 1980

763-412-0465 Free Est.

PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879

Popcorn Texture Removal

Andy's Drywall Service Free Est. 612-414-7858


Electric Repairs

JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Lowell Russell Concrete From the Unique to the Ordinary Specializing in drives, patios & imprinted colored & stained concrete. Int acid stained floors & counter tops. 952-461-3710

*Architectural Concrete Work

* Driveways * Patios * Sidewalks * Steps *Aprons * Pool Decks * Floating Slabs * * Floors *

Call 651-246-7662


Chimney & FP Cleaning

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

TEAM ELECTRIC Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad



TROYS DECKS & FENCE St Lic # 20581059 Free Est. 651-210-1387

Wooden Fences Build/repair, deck repair Keith 612-839-7655


Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373




ALL-WAYS DECKS Decks, Porches - Free Est. SUMMER IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Flooring & Tile

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

Desperately Need Work! Ceramic & Marble

Free Estimates. 40 Yrs Exp. Call Art 612-695-1348


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Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


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Garage Builders

Flooring & Tile


Garage Builders

St. Paul 651.645.0331 Minneapolis 612.379.0949

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We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/10 yrs exp.

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint.



Schultz'e Contracting Inc

Lower Level Remodels


MDH Lead Supervisor

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell “Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”

Garage Door

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

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Gutters Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes



25+ Years Handyman Work REMODELING & REPAIRS Basement Finish Work Free Estimates


Call Don @ 952-890-4792

763-546-PANE (7263)

A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening

Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.


No job too small!! Ray 612-281-7077

CLEANING & REPAIRS Serving Area for 26 Years Jim 651-699-3373




Impressions **


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


“You Point & It Disappears” A Moving & Hauling Service

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


Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd


Jack of All Trades Handyman is now

6-30 Yard Dumpsters Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.

Call Scott 952-890-9461


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

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575



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



LOW PRICES • Pulverized Dirt - $12.50 yd • Black Dirt - $11.00 yd • Decorative Rock Since 1986 • Colored Mulch - $26.50 yd • Mulches 6 miles S. of • Boulders Shakopee on 169 • Retaining Wall Block Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm • Pavers (starting @ $2.10/sq ft) Sat - Call for Hours • Edging • Poly • Fabrics

952-492-2783 - We Deliver


Lawn & Garden

Great Time for a New Garage! Call Today for your FREE ESTIMATE


Escobar Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tile Work, llc

SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070




Lawn & Garden

FREE Estimates


Residential & Commercial

Call Now For Weekly Mowing Landscaping • Fertilization



JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair.

No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888


Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Energy Focus Insulation Attic, Walls, Vents, Ice Dam Control. 35 yrs Exp/Insured Henry 952-884-0307


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



E-Z Landscape

Retaining/Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. Decks & Fences

Call 952-334-9840 RETAINING WALLS Water Features & Pavers.

30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

763-420-3036 952-240-5533 Offering Complete Landscape Services Painting


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures

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


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

Professional and Prompt Guaranteed Results.

651-699-3504 Code #78



Shingles /Cedar Shake Reas rates-. 20+ yrs exp. Lic/Ins

A Family Operated Bus.

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586 BLOMQUIST EXT SidingRoofs-Soffit-Fascia-Gutters-

Lic#20172580 763-754-2501


Fast Turnaround SERVING THE Reduce Energy Bills ENTIRE METO AREA Free Estimates MN LICENSE Bank Financing #20316811 Available BONDED • INSURED

Limited Offer Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

Lic. #20626700

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

Credit Cards Accepted



CONCRETE: Driveway, Walks, Steps, Patios

to place your ad.

for a new pet in Sun Classifieds

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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

Retaining Walls, Pavers, Shrubs, Mulch.






A Fresh Look, Inc.

(952 ) 392 –






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



This space could be yours.

Sun Classifieds Work!

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

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


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters



CONTROLLING YOU? 1 ON 1 Hypnosis Works Free Consultation. 612-868-8177

Expert Texturing-Ptg -Water Damage Reas. Prices-Senior Disc. *Free Est. 612-927-5532* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted

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

Our job is to make you look good!




Apple Valley, Rosemount & Eagan Sun-Current – Thursday, July 14, 2011 –


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #20156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty


Tree Service


Stump Removal

15% Summer Discount Tree Trimming & Removal

Premier Tree Service


AJ's Tree Service LLC Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104 TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 651-455-7704

Window Cleaning


NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123

Tree Service

$0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Summer Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP



Carver & Chaska Occasional Markets DOWNTOWN CARVER

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

Linda's Cellar July 21, 22, 23 Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Antiqs, garden, vintg., summer


Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 Be your own Boss! Look for businesses for sale in Class 9010!

Tree Service



Kenmore Flat Top Stove, $250. Like new. Available 6/27. 952-935-2919


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





STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$. Ins'd Brett 612-290-1213


Building Supplies

LUMBER: Approx. 8,000 bd. ft., misc. dimensions, 8', 10', 12' lengths. Call for details & price 763-561-2494


Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots. $995/BO each. Call 651-762-3727 Burial Plot Avail in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens (Garden of the Apostles). Valued at $2625 will sell for $1400. (715) 839-7570

Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608

Senior Discounts

Great Service Affordable Prices

Ideal Tree Service 20% Tree Removal, Tree Trimming Summer High Risk Climbing, Discount Stump Grinding and Storm Clean Up

A+ on t is Angies L

Quality Work and Low Rates Free Ests

MN Certified Arborist

Lic’d & Ins’d

DAN WIMMER • (952) 881-2122





Selling to Highest Bidder over $99,000!!! 777 Cty Rd D East - Vadnais Hgts, MN 55117 Great Location w/ High Traffic Counts Inspection: July 17th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM or by appt. On Line Bidding ends July 26, 2011 Place bids at www.

Lic# 86-65

Jeff Johnson, Broker 11541 137th St. SE – Becker, MN 55308

Alliance Bid, Inc. 763-262-5555 800-262-5092

Lovely Glen Haven – 2 plots, must sell, $1600 ea 952-926-4381


Collectibles & Art

MN STAMP EXPO July 15, 16 & 17

Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Crystal Community Ctr. 4800 Douglas Dr. North



Good Things To Eat


Picked or U pick Hwy. 55, 12 miles W. of 494 Knapton's 763-479-1184


Medical Supplies


Executive SteelCase Desk unit with file cabinet. Like new! Plymouth 715-571-1920 Oak Ent Ctr Birch & Wht LR & DR furn, Nordic Track, TV sets 612-508-6050 Oak Table, 4 boards & 4 chairs, $150. Loveseat $125. Cash only 952-944-7939 Sleep Number bed for sale, series 9000. Electric adjustable frame with pillow top. Head board with mirror, and side piers with drawers included. Works great $1,800. Call 612-237-1415


Give-Aways & Swaps

07 Kawasaki Ninja 250R FREE! Contact me at


Inver Grove Heights

HUGE Sale for the Armed Forces Service Center 7/14-16 Thurs/Fri 8:30-5; Sat 8:30-12 10887 Alberton Court (Cliff Rd & Hwy 3)




Estate Sale. 7/21-23 (9-4) 3217 Xenia Ave N. Antq furniture & misc. items



Eden Prairie


Boats, New & Used

14' Alumacraft

Fishing Boat w/2 seats, 2 motors on trailer $1500 763-497-4070

Multi Family Sale. Furn, kids clothes, collectibles, PaceSaver 3 whl Scooter, battery operated, w/bas- 7/14-15 (8-3) 7/16 (9-12) HH, Spoon Ridge. July 21-23, 8-5 ket, Exc cond! New $2,500; Furn., bunkbeds, armoire. ask. $1,000/BO 952-431-5781 Cash only. 5847 Bell Circle Multi-Fam! 7/21 (9-3) 7/23 (9/1). 8680 Grier Ln Ret. teacher stuff, HH, jewelry.

Pontoon boat: 18', 1999, Aurora. 50hp ES Outboard motor, boat cover & Bimini top, $3,300. 952-393-9967

P.E.O. Multi-Family Sale Furn, HH gds, plus! 7/21-23 Antiq. China Cabinet, delith (9-5) 7917 South Bay Curve Big Sale50 & Winnetka cate, rounded glass, oak, 7/14-15, 9-4. 7/16, 9-1. Plus Good cond! $375. 26” Sony Edina Bravia flatscreen, hi-def, size, boys, misc, toys, furn TV $120/BO. 952-945-0905

17' Alumacraft Canoe, Very Good Cndtn, Plus Paddles $400 Plymouth 763-473-4264


Misc. For Sale


New Hope


Refrigerator S/Side white H20 $390 Exc cond ELEC

STOVE White Glass Top $285. Call 763-424-2636


Misc. Wanted

  WANTED   Old stereo equip., need not work. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys


952-933-0200 Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044



St. Louis Park

Shabby Chic-7/14-15, 9am 3825 Huntington linens, garden, furn, vintage & more!



Garage Sales next week Bloomington

7/21-22 (9-6); 7/23 (9-1 ) HH,

Furn., Wmns plus Sz. Cloz & misc. 8406 Columbus Ave S.

Multi-Family Sale Wed-Fri, 7/20-22 (8a - 5p) 8411 5th Ave. South

Musical Instuments

Oak Baby BR Set, furn., kids toys/cloz, HH 7/22-23 Baldwin Console Piano (8-4) 8120 Rhode Island Cir w/bench, medium oak fin., built 1980, $600. 952-935-1566 Brooklyn

Crown Upright Piano

Needs tuning. Good cond! $850/BO. 763-544-1236



Garage Sales this week Apple Valley

Multi-Family 7/15-16 (8-5)

Furn, cloz, etc. Cancer Benefit Sale. 13503 Gossamer Ct



Book Sale Sat., 7/16 (9-3); Sun., 7/17 (11-2) Proceeds to American Cancer Society Redemption Luth. Church


In the Community, With the Community, For the Community



Sat., July 23 (8:30-12)

Hennepin Technical College

9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park

Tables, chairs, culinary items, pre-schl items, misc.



Estate Sale 7/21-23 (9-5)

Antiq. furn, glasswr., vintg. toys-Troll dolls, crafts/decor HH. 14608 Summit Oaks Dr


Books, DVDs, jewelry, watches, furn, telescope, desk, misc. 5504 Oak Glen (Btwn 71st & 72nd/Cahill Rd. July 22-23 (10-5)



St Philips Luth. Church

Presale 7/27 (5-8p) $4 Adm; 7/28-29 (9-7); 7/30 (9-12) Half Price - $5/bag - most cloz. 6180 Hwy 65 NE



Multi-Fam 7/21-22 (7-6); 7/23

(7-1) HH, books, movies, kid/adlt cloz, fishing, X-mas, collectbls. 4312 Woods Way



Wayzata Public Schools Sale Furniture, AV, and misc.

Thursday, July 21

(9am - 2pm) Wayzata Central Middle School - Ice Arena 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth




Boats, New & Used

'84 AMF Sunfish Wet Sailor all parts provide incl. trlr. Ex cond! $1,200 612-860-1420


Furniture, Quilts Vintage – No Junk 37xx 2nd St NE W-F July 13-15 (9-5)



2 FAM. MOVING SALE: 7/14 - 16 (8-4), Home/Garden, Motorcycle/sports. 4645 Old Kent Road



Multi-Family 7/14-15 (8-5) Bikes, books, HH items, kids items, more! 4412 Gilford Dr


Golden Valley

Baby cloz 0-12 mos, toys, HH, trampoline, DVD/VCR tapes 7/13-15 (8-4) 2755 Quail Av N

Sports & Recreation

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets




Cocker Spaniel/Springer Spaniel/Lab hybrid puppies. 2 dark brown, 2 dark brown w/white. Very cute! 9 wks, st 1 shots done, dew claws removed. $100. Call Tracy 612749-1027 or Matt 612-749-7331

Poodles Standard Puppies

Solids & Parti's . Socialized w/ kids, cats, dogs! 763-434-5303

Double Exposure Place your classified ad with us and be placed on our Web Site! 952-392-6888


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Rentals Houses For Rent


AV: 4 BR 2 BA. Newly updated kitchen & big deck / yard. $1,550.00 per month. Contact: Kingwood Management 651-439-7812



Real Estate Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Sale

Burnsville - Fourplex; 2Br, 1BA, Att. Gar, W/D. $825 Avl July 1st 952-465-6267




Business Opps & Info

DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Wisconsin entrepreneur earns a good living from home for 30 years and is NOW expanding into Minnesota – and will share his success secrets FREE. 800-618-8625 (24 HR MSG) or 800-621-2065 (LIVE)


Help Wanted/ Full Time

ProDrivers Class A Min 1 yr exp in last 3 yrs Local and Line haul Runs 763-225-8153



We are recruiting individuals to deliver phone books in the following communities:

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Digi-Key Corporation, located in Thief River Falls, MN, is a rapidly growing global distributor of electronic components, with sales exceeding $1.5 billion annually. We have over 2,500 employees and offer world-class career opportunities, competitive compensation, an outstanding benefits program, and a comfortable, friendly work environment. Share in our success and make Digi-Key part of your future!

Director, Facility/Systems Operations and Maintenance

Technical Support Engineer

Position Overview: Lead, direct, and manage the department personnel who are dedicated to Digi-Key systems and building maintenance. Evaluate, develop, implement and oversee all functions and procedures related to systems and building maintenance. Ensure that all Digi-Key facilities are operated and maintained in a cost-effective and safe manner/condition at all times. Establish process performance metrics while tracking, analyzing and reporting performance along the parameters of quality, safety and productivity of systems. Requirements: t Ten to fifteen years of practical experience in multiple phases of building design, construction, equipment design and maintenance, as well as a broad knowledge base of equipment/systems and construction processes t Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or related field strongly preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and leadership-level facilities/systems experience required t Must be capable of effectively supervising Digi-Key maintenance employees and effectively interfacing with other Digi-Key employees and departments, as well as outside contractors and architects t Demonstrated experience with maintenance software systems t Strong ability to translate priorities quickly into field-level activity

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t Provide in-depth application support to engineering customers t Resolve complex technical issues presented by both internal and external customers t Understand customer needs, probe for answers, then clearly and effectively advocate appropriate solutions t Influence customers to select components in a design that may associate with the original product in question t Assist customers with technical specifications on all products we carry t Other duties as assigned or required Requirements:

t Bachelor-level degree in electrical engineering or related field is required t High customer service ethic, including interpersonal skills and enthusiasm t Excellent verbal and written communication skills t Technical or customer support experience is preferred t Knowledge to utilize test equipment specifically for electronic products and circuits t Search engine and Microsoft Office tools proficiency t Knowledge of a broad range of electronic components and technologies

Ask about our Relocation Incentive!

To apply for this or other available opportunities, visit

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Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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