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Amateurs, pros taking shots in Lakeville Studio rental facility for photographers, other artists now open

BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS Lakeville teachers may be working under a new tentative agreement soon, this after months of negotiations. Just one day after the Lakeville Area Public Schools board of directors met the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, LAPS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder Weekly said both the board and the team Super Savings! known as Education Minnesota Lakeville made “tremendous progress toward a settlement.” Snyder’s comments came less than 24 hours after a mediation session that immediately took place Jan. 10 board meetWeek lyafter Superthe S avings! ing. It was at the meeting, however, where many District 194 teachers, again wearing the same yellow shirts, made use of the public comment period during the meeting to voice their opinions on the issue that W e has e k l been y S uongoing p e r S asince v i n July. gs! LAPS teacher Brian Vossen was the first to address the board.

After addressing the Lakeville Area Public Schools board of directors, speaking to the issue of contract negotiations, Lakeville teacher Brian Vossen took his seat and listened to discussion. The board did not address the issue publicly but allowed for public comment. A mediation session was held after the meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, to further negotiate contract terms. (Photo by Michael Ricci – Sun Newspapers)

Photographers and other artists needn’t look much further than Lakeville as they now have an option for shooting pictures and wares. Lakeville resident Becky McGuire, who is a Minnesota Valley Photographers Club member, opened Inside the Frame Studios, 20830 Holt Ave., Lakeville, Jan. 10. The new Lakeville business is a studio rental facility for amateur and professional photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and other artists to rent one of three photography studios – each with its own unique features. According to McGuire, her decision to start the photography business was borne of simple supply and demand. McGuire, who engages in photography as a hobby, said that members of the club to which she belongs are driving long distances to rent studio space. “We had a space in our building available, and it was the right size,” McGuire said. “The concept has worked in other areas.”


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Studio FROM PAGE 1 McGuire, who also owns Miracole’s Candy Shoppe located next door, said the south metro was lacking such a facility. She indicated there were studios in Chanhassen and Minneapolis, but Minneapolis was not always an option to amateurs on account of these being dedicated studios – ones that may require the user to rent the space all day as opposed to shorter periods of time. But in a down economy, McGuire said, it’s likely that even the professionals would use the facility because it’s less expensive, and it offers some features – and equipment – that easily could appeal to any photographer. “There are a lot of amateurs like me who don’t have the backdrops and the lighting,” she said, adding that professionals can bring in and use their own equipment, as an option. “There are a lot of types of photography that require some equipment they may not have.” The studio is located in the city’s downtown business district with its entrance facing 208th Street, and in addition to three studios, the site offers

other amenities, such as secure storage lockers in a heated area and a conference room. McGuire described each of the studios in more detail. “Studio 33A is 13-feet wide and 16feet long with an 11-foot ceiling,” she said. “It has a variety of fabric backgrounds and continuous studio lights. This studio is well suited for amateur as well as professional shooters.” Studio 33B has the same dimensions as 33A but is not limited to these. “It has a pull down paper backdrop system and professional lights that sync to your SLR camera,” McGuire said, adding that it too is well suited for professionals and amateurs. Studio 11 may be somewhat smaller, but it does offer a feature liked by many professional and amateur photographers alike. “Studio 11 is 10-feet wide and 11-feet long with a window for natural light,” McGuire said. “[The studio] comes equipped with a product table, reflector and light. It is best suited for product and natural light photographers. There are a lot of photographers who want to use natural light.” McGuire will be holding a grand opening at the facility 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and is encouraging those interested in attending to RSVP by calling 612-490-0359.

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Studio 11, which is 10-feet wide and 11-feet long, features a window for natural lighting. It also comes equipped with a product shooting table, reflector and light. Studio 11 is one of three studios available for rental at Inside the Frame Studios, a new Lakeville business that opened Jan. 10. (Submitted photo)

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District 191 considers full-day kindergarten A typical school day may be a lot different next year for area kindergarteners as a proposal by one superintendent would have them in class all-day, every day. During the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school board meeting Jan. 5, ISD 191 Superintendent Randy Clegg proposed the district implement all-day, every day kindergarten at no cost to the parents. The program, which would begin fall 2012 at all 10 elementary schools district-wide, would use funds from its compensatory fund, which is set aside for students in need. Addressing the BES board, Clegg cited the support for the proposal by Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke. “This decision is supported not by just our elementary principals but also by our secondary principals,” Clegg said. “And I really firmly believe we

fy for the free and reduced lunch program. “I think we have an opportunity to enhance the educational opportunities for all of our students residing in our district,” Clegg said, “an opportunity that did not necessarily exist three or four years ago.” According to Clegg, the projection of $5.4 million in 2013 is based on actual numbers from the state of Minnesota. He added that the student population has changed so significantly over recent years that it’s driving a revenue source directly intended to allow the district to support the students in a successful way. Clegg continued by referencing the success of an all-day, every day kindergarten program in another district that he was once involved. “Once we started the all-day kindergarten and looked at the standards and expectations that we can set for children when we can work with them all day, that bar was raised higher, and higher, and higher,” Clegg said, adding it also significantly closed the achieve-

become a little more difficult as they get older, but what really settles in is a sense of disengagement,” Helke said, adding that these issues can lead students to question simply coming to school, dropping out, and in general an apathy for learning. According to the state of Minnesota, 269 districts and charter schools out of 417 offer all-day kindergarten this year at no additional cost. Another 58 districts and charters offer it for a fee. According to Clegg, offering all-day, every day kindergarten to more than 700 students would result in the addition of nearly 10 teachers at a cost of $1.5 million. He added that compensatory funding to help students in need has risen from $800,000 in 2004 to more than a projected $5.4 million in 2013, on account of a growing number of students who quali-

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would not be…here…if there were not support from our principals.” Helke then addressed board members with reasons he feels all-day, every day kindergarten is needed in the district. “From a secondary principal perspective, I can speak on behalf of my colleagues and say that we’re very supportive of this,” Helke said. “We know that long-term, the benefits are going to come through the entire system.” Helke underscored his reasoning by saying how important it is to get kids involved in the educational system at the earliest age possible to avoid issues that have occurred in the past with students. “If they continue to go through the system, what happens is the struggles increase, they tend to fall further behind in grade level, interventions

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Lakeville students in fourth year of helping Haitians Annual fundraiser dollars go toward ‘Happy House’ program BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS As the saying goes, there is no place like home. But what happens if your home cannot withstand the elements? For this reason Lakeville South High School students have raised money for the past four years for people in Haiti in an effort to help erect structurally sound houses. Led by teacher Anne Muske, what started as an effort during National French Week, students have raised more than $4,300. At an estimated cost of $750 a home, the donations have helped the Haitian Health Foundation to build more than five houses as part of the Happy House program. The foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the poor, the sick, and the infirm of Jeremie, Haiti, and to break the bonds of poverty that tie many Haitians to a life of deprivation. The HHF runs with minimal overhead, less than 8 cents per donated dollar, with more

than 92 percent of funds collected going directly to services for the poor. According to Muske, the fundraiser started in 2008 as part of National French Week and has continued every year since. “We’ve done the fundraiser four times,” she said. “And over the course of the four years, we overall have raised $4,340.” Originally Muske intended the fundraiser to be held each November during National French Week, but the fundraiser was delayed in 2009 until February 2010, the year an earthquake hit the nation 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, and accounted for three million people in need of emergency aid. In February 2010, both LSHS and Lakeville North High School students combined efforts and raised $1,200. Muske acknowledged that the amount of money raised has not been tremendous, but when the funds are applied to its purpose of helping build homes for families, the amount is not a factor as the value is

redefined by the gratitude of the Haitian people, according to the HHF founder Jeremiah Lowney. “[The money] builds two houses for these families,” Muske said of this year’s donations. “The families can have up to nine people living in these homes.” Muske added that the cement houses erected as part of the Happy House program are solid enough to deal with the harsh elements. “These houses are going to withstand the weather conditions they endure,” she said. “We always point out the fact if every individual student…gave $1, we could be building three houses.” Despite the fact a Happy House is typically just over 16 feet by 16 feet in size, they provide a dramatic change from what these families are used to living in. According to Lowney, he described what served as houses for Haitians as small, rickety shacks of cardboard, tin, rags, and straw with dirt floors. He added

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that these structures are often damaged in even mild rainstorms, as well as being infested with vermin. A Happy House meanwhile is constructed with concrete block buildings with cement floors, tin roofs, doors, and windows. “They cost me about $1,000, but we don’t want to price them out of the market,” Lowney said of those interested in helping to build the homes. “We charge $750 and we make up the difference.” Marilyn Lowney, Jeremiah’s daughter who serves the organization as its executive director of the Norwich, Conn., based foundation, said construction of the houses keeps the economy in mind. “We always have local Haitians build the houses, rather than visiting volunteers, to help the economy,” she said. “We also buy materials locally.” The senior Lowney said that people from all over the country have donated to the cause, and this allows HHF to build around 1,000 homes per year, at least of recent years. He added that those for whom the Happy Houses are being built are very grateful. “I would have to say that they are excited beyond your expectations,” he said,

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Haiti FROM PREVIOUS PAGE adding that 90 percent of the time families offer him up a basket of fruit to show their gratitude. “The last thing I need to do is take their food,” he said. “At the same time, I don’t want to deprive them of the pride of being able to be appreciative.” According to Marilyn, the project provides donors with the joy and satisfaction

of knowing their gift provided yet another family with a happier and healthier life. As a means of expressing his appreciation to Muske and the students of LSHS, Jeremiah wrote a letter to Muske and students. He wrote he was able to place plaques on some newly constructed Happy Houses, with pictures. “I am happy to enclose pictures of two families and their new Happy Houses built through your generosity,” the HHF founder said. “These families were living in hovels of cardboard and thatch. They are mansions by comparison.”

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You can be yourself, but eventually it has to end, and that’s a good thing It is winter, and it is finally acting like it. Unfortunately this means many traditional outdoor activities are out of the question. Chess in the park, rafting, sunbathing: these are all out of the question. So is camping, one of the classics. But no worry, there is a viable alternative to that traditional sojourn in which we reach for our core to find out what we really are, what makes us animals. Have you ever tried camping out in your own living room? No, you don’t set up a gratuitous tent; this is simpler than that. This journey requires no such extravagant redundancies. Journeys of the soul never do. What you do is

ANDREW WIG Richfield Community Editor you get some blankets, a pillow, a remote control and you hike to the couch and set up shop for a couple of days, or a week or two. And see what happens. The absence of my roommate this week has afforded me this experience. And let me tell you, you gotta try it. Camping in your living room is much like traditional camping in that you really are trying to do the same things you do in regular life while trying to get back to your true essence. You watch TV, you drink beverages, you cook brats, you surf the Internet. You just do it all with more freedom. And like venturing into the wilderness in spiritual pursuit, to get the most out of it, to truly

find yourself, you need to be by yourself, which really opens up your options. For instance — and this is one of the differences between outdoor and indoor camping — you don’t have to worry about littering. You can literally surround yourself in garbage — not gross garbage, just empty bottles of your favorite refreshments and maybe some empty ice cream cartons. OK, and maybe some chicken bones and smoked salmon skin. But this is good for you because you realize: I incorporated this all into my body. Again, you are finding out who you really are here. Finding yourself. And where do you find yourself ? On the edge, which at this point — after your personal litter has built up and the dishes have collected (you never do dishes if you want to get the most of the trip) and the whole first season of American Horror Story has been

watched — is where you are, and you realize: Nothing is holding you back. There. Is. No. Rope. Just then — and maybe it’s for the best — you get a text. Your roommate just hit the road, which means he is on his way back, which means so are you. You do the dishes, brush your teeth, flip the couch cushions. That other reality starts pulsing again and when ready, you venture there, where there are stores and where you can replace the frozen pizzas that did not belong to you but that you ate anyway. Hey, judge all you want, but it’s winter and I don’t have any vacation time and I can’t afford a trip to Hawaii or even Florida. And there’s a moral to this story, anyway: Although being by yourself and free from judgment is fun for a while, eventually you will go crazy and your place will smell.

Tuskegee Airman sharing at Galaxie sure to captivate Appearing soon at one of Dakota County’s many libraries will be retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Gomer, who will be sharing some of his experiences as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen was the first all black fighter squadron during WWII, and the former member will make his appearance 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. For me, attending this event is not even a question as WWII history happens to be an area of much interest to me, and to those for whom it is just a passing interest, I assure you that if you attend this event, featuring the former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, will either spark a great

MICHAEL RICCI Burnsville/Lakeville Community Editor deal more interest in this part of history or at least it will entertain and inform these people for an hour. My earliest memories include those of my father and I watching “The World at War” TV British TV series on PBS. My father, like me, was intrigued by this part of America’s history, especially as one who was born in 1942. Every Sunday (I believe), I could expect to view the show’s intro, with a TV graphic that

said, “The World at War” while translucent flames burned to signify the senseless death and destruction. This is going way back to when I was just a child of about 4 or 5 years of age since the TV show did not begin airing until 1973. Despite my young age, I myself was as intrigued by the sites and scenes of war – from the benign to the unspeakable graphic images that were aired at the time. This led to other hobbies related to the war, such as model airplane building. Among my favorite WWII aircraft were the B-17 Flying Fortress and the F4U Corsair. This, the Corsair, is mostly associated with yet another ’70s TV

show that ran in the latter part of the decade. Though the B-17 provided much more entertainment in the way of model plane building, it was the fighter aircraft used during the war that captured most of my attention, of course with the Corsair leading the way. Eventually as I grew older, my fascination also grew. Instead of being intrigued by mostly imagery and overall concepts, my interests then turned to much more detailed accounting of specific battles, reasons for entering the war, and the postwar effect in the U.S. Like most men, however, there is still that RICCI: TO PAGE 10

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Kindergarten FROM PAGE 3 ment gap by addressing the disadvantages that exist in communities because of what families can and cannot afford. Board director Dan Luth, however, took a moment to express his concerns with regard to the proposal, citing the one-year long attempt by the district to implement the concept, which he said was unable to be sustained. Luth said he just wants to “really make sure it works.”

Fellow board director Bob VandenBoom also commented on the proposal, identifying about 80 percent of the district’s population as having no children attending schools. “I want to make sure the communications and the things we do start to talk about the value that this has to the broader community, not to just within our school districts, because

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they do help fund it,” VandenBoom said. “And I think it’s an important 80 percent.” Currently, 45 percent of 5-yearolds in the district attend all-day kindergarten based on a fee, while only 43 percent of lowincome kids participate, according to Clegg who referenced district records. In a study by the Minneapolis Foundation, 29 states fund all-day

‘This is a system-wide change in how ISD 191 will be perceived in what we can offer to the community.’


kindergarten, including Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota. Minnesota does not fund it, but at least 207 of Minnesota’s 341 school districts offer all-day kindergarten in some schools. Another 35 districts, including District 191, pair their halfday kindergarten programs with an extended fee-based program for families that can afford it. The proposal, which was equaled with a fair amount of enthusiasm by board members, will go to a vote during the BES District 191 board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19. “This is a system-wide change in how ISD 191 will be perceived in what we can offer to the community,” said director Sandy Sweep.

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Ricci FROM PAGE 6 little boy inside who gets excited at times. About six or seven years ago I attended an air expo at Flying Cloud Airport, which mostly featured WWII aircraft – not original but close enough – to enjoy as they took to the air, flew above for about 20 minutes or so and finally came in for their landings. At these moments, I suddenly found myself feeling as I did many years ago when I first saw any military aircraft actually being flown on “The World at War.” But the excitement of seeing planes taking off and landing could only go so far. Luckily, the expo had a host of other attractions, those especially for the WWII buffs like me. From an actual Jeep with a

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I paid $5 for, which was very worth the money. With only minutes to speak to these legends, I was not able to obtain nearly as much information as I would have liked, but it still was one of the best moments in my life – to see and speak with two American heroes. In this short amount of space, I can hardly inform you of all that the Tuskegee Airman did, but suffice it to say, the unit earned the respect of others in the Army for its escort excellence, as well a great unit of fighter pilots. The following excerpt from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force provides a look into one of the unit’s accomplishments. “Tuskegee’s airmen faced the best the Luftwaffe had, including the first jet fighters. On March 24, 1945, as the 332nd became one of the first Italy-based fighter unit to escort all B-17s all the way to Berlin

and back, they met 25 German Me 262 jets. In the ensuing combat, three jets fell and the 332nd lost only one P-51. Significantly, the 332nd had completed the full 1,600-mile mission, for which it earned the Distinguished Unit Citation.” Gomer, born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, in 1920, dreamed of flying airplanes from the time he was a small boy. He took pilot training as a student at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls before the war. In July 1942, he enlisted in the Army. The Army took note of his pilot training and sent him to Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama to take part in an experimental program launched my congressional order in March 1941. I encourage anyone with an even modest interest in WWII or aviation to attend this event as it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be privy to such an important part of American history.

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hillis Super, 63, of Eagan has a new mantra since she began exercise classes at the Eagan Community Center: do what you can do; just keep moving. She applies it to her cardio, Zumba and yoga classes; life with osteoporosis, life after forced retirement, life without her mother. Phillis Super just keeps moving. “I’ve been recuperating from losing my job for about five years, kind of recuperating from losing my mom three years ago. Exercise keeps you focused. I feel that there’s something more now and I’m moving into something new. I do feel like I’m reinventing myself. Yes, that’s it exactly.” Super’s new way of life might not have been possible without programs like the City of Eagan’s 55 Plus Seniors Club. Housed in a large, inviting room within the Community Center, the city’s 55-plus offerings range from health and fitness, art and crafts, to defensive driving and other educational opportunities. In fact, interest and participation in the program has grown so much, classes have overflowed into five other locations within the city. The City of Eagan has worked closely with Dakota County’s Living Longer Stronger program, launched in 2008, which projected that between 2010 and 2020, the 65plus population would increase by 71 percent, compared with 10 percent for the total county population, and would grow from nine percent to 14 percent of the county’s total population. “Fifty-five plus is an important part of our community and the largest growing demographic,” said Loudi Rizamonte, recreation supervisor for the City of Eagan. “It is so important see to the needs of all of our community members with opportunities socialize, and to stay active, fit and well.” Super didn’t start out thinking the Eagan Community Center would become a home away from home. “At first I just wanted to go exercise then come home. But you can’t do that. Everyone is so friendly and caring,” said Super. Now there are friends I do things with outside of exercise. It’s turned into something social.” Sue Hagman, 65, is another Eaganite who has thrived in the city’s 55 Plus Club. “I’m excited that Eagan is interested in my health and wellness by providing wonderful activities,” she said. Hagman, who taught in the Bloomington school district for 30 years, got involved in the program when she saw a yoga class listed in the paper for $3. “I signed up. Now I’m taking three classes. They are excellent. I – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

Just keep moving Eagan’s 55 Plus Seniors Club helps Boomers live fit lives BY EMILY HEDGES – CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Phillis Super participates in exercise programs at the Eagan community center as part of the 55 Plus Seniors Club


meet my neighbors and other Eaganites. We have such a good time together.” Helping citizens find social involvement is something Rizamonte takes seriously. “Social events are highly popular,” said Rizamonte. “But in the last three or four years, health and wellness has really expanded. We’ve added class after class.” So has Hagman, who now participates in Zumba, yoga, and aerobic line dancing. “I want to help dispel the myth that when you’re 60, you’re not active anymore,” said Hagman. “I’m lucky to be healthy, and I plan to stay healthy.” Rizamonte is constantly asking members what they wish to see from Parks and Recreation. “We need to do it. This demographic is very vocal. They tell us what they want and need. There is such a huge spectrum of 55 plus seniors, so we can’t think about programming in the traditional way when we have three different generations in there,” said Rizamonte. “This is where people are at, thinking about maintaining their health, getting to a place of improved health and wellness. Now and in the future,” said Rizamonte. “Everyone is understanding how it all makes us the whole person. Not the body separate from the brain, separate from finances. They aren’t separate. They’re all part of us. If we ignore one area, we’re not helping out our total health and wellness. More than ever, we’re now seeing how one effects the other.” Word of mouth continues to bring more and more members through the door. “Since I started, now two of my neighbors have joined. People hear about it and are enthusiastic,” said Hagman. Super also believes in spreading the word about all that’s available at Eagan’s Community Center. “I want to pay it forward to somebody else,” she said. “We are so blessed to have this in Eagan. It’s so great. They offer so much.” In fact, Super feels so at home in Eagan’s Community Center, she can’t wait to show it off to family and friends. “When my brother and sister come from Kansas City, I take them over to see the outside. Even it it’s closed. I say, “This is where I exercise,” said Super. For Super, what her new life of exercise and involvement means is that no matter what the challenge, she plans to just keep moving. “I do breathing exercises while I watch TV, I might do stretching or balance exercises while I wait for a cup of tea in the microwave,” said Super. “Now I chose to take the stairs, and I park away from the stores so I can walk. I just want to put daily exercise into my normal routine.”


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Glaucoma does not always exhibit symptoms As the human body ages, certain things might not work as well as they used to. Though no two individuals are the same, there are certain things people expect to deal with as they age. Changes in vision are one thing many people associate with aging. Some people maintain perfect vision throughout their lives, while others' vision deteriorates and conditions begin to develop. Though not exclusive to the elderly, glaucoma is one such condition many seniors must deal with. But even though risk for glaucoma increases as a person ages, that doesn't mean younger men and women should not familiarize themselves with this condition and learn its symptoms and characteristics. In fact, glaucoma can be present for years before it's recognized. This only further highlights the importance of understanding this condition so, should it appear, it can be effectively treated as soon as possible.

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sure, or IOP. IOP is not a bad thing, but high IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma. Measuring IOP is fairly easy. Doctors will use a tonometer to measure IOP, but men and women should know that normal IOP does not necessarily mean a person does not have glaucoma, nor does high IOP mean a person does have glaucoma. While high IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma and controlling IOPis a focus of glaucoma therapy, there is more to diagnosing and treating glaucoma than just focusing on IOP. What causes high IOP? The eye produces a fluid called the aqueous humor which is used to bathe and nourish the various parts of the eye. This fluid typically flows out of the eye through channels in the front of the eye in an area called the anterior chamber angle. When the flow of the aqueous humor is blocked or slowed, the fluid gets trapped in the eye and then IOP builds, at which point damage to the optic nerve can occur. Are all cases of glaucoma the same? Not all cases of glaucoma are the same. In fact, there are four major types of glaucoma. • Open-angle, or chronic, glaucoma: Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. The cause is unknown, but an increase in eye pressure occurs slowly over time as the pressure starts to push on the optic nerve and the retina at the back of the eye. This type of glaucoma tends to run in families, so men and women who have a parent or grandparent who has had open-angle glaucoma should not miss appointments with his or her eye doctor, even if vision seems normal. This is especially important because most people with open-angle glaucoma have no

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FROM PAGE 1 Vossen prefaced most of his comments by speaking of his love for the city of Lakeville and his profession as a teacher. He spoke of what he believes is a loss of respect to the profession, which he said he’s seen happen in the last several years. Vossen then implored the board to reach an agreement with EML. “Settle the contract,� he said, adding that the board agree to health care premium terms. Fellow teacher Rebecca Chamberlain took her time before the board as well, citing many sacrifices that teachers have made over the past eight years. “Between 2003 and 2009, Lakeville teachers voted to waive portions of their staff development funds in the amount of $3.7 million in an effort to help the district’s bottom line and save student opportunities from the chopping block,� she said. “Over the past two years, $1.2 million has continued to be shifted from staff development to other priorities, continuing the trend of teachers sacrificing for the greater good of the district.� Chamberlain went on to say how in the spring of 2009, teachers agreed to a health insurance plan change that helped lower the renewal rate from an increase of 10 percent to 4.4 percent, which she said saved the district more than $300,000 in the teacher contract. She also cited the elimination of 126 teaching positions since 2007, 85 of which came this school year. “Our main point is that we fee that teachers have made a series of sacrifices in the interest of keeping the district’s budgets balanced,� she said. “The teachers have put several offers on the table,� Chamberlain said. “We have also sacrificed several things over the last few years to try and balance the budget and get a fair settle-

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Making Marines A Sun Newspapers special report looking at the trials and joys of Marine Corps recruit training BY DANIEL CALLAHAN AND CHRIS DILLMANN SUN NEWSPAPERS They pile off the idling buses with strange faces. Some look anxious, others sport expressions of confusion. Still others look vacant and scared. A grueling 13 weeks later, dedication and pride fill that void.

Signing up For many, the decision to join the military is one made after careful consideration and discussion with family. For others this is less true. Across the board the decision to join the Marines is one of pride and a sense of direction. Cpl. Song Prak, an administrative clerk from Minneapolis stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego, Calif., said the decision, though unwelcome to his family, particularly his mother, was personal. “Ultimately, it wasn’t her choice,” he said. Having spent year out of school without much of a plan, “It was my decision to make. “I love this country and I’m proud to serve it,” he said. “It may sound silly, but I like the idea of being able to stand between people and the things that might hurt them,” said recruit Luke Marshall of St. Paul. Apple Valley’s Steven Mann said he viewed the Marines as the heroes of the nation and wanted to be counted among them. “I wanted to serve,” said Anders Ahlberg, a Marine from Lakeville nearing the end of his training. His family and girlfriend were less than enthusiastic about his decision, but they’ve changed course, he said. Through letters, they’re telling him they’re proud of him. “I had no direction,” said Marcellous Dixon, a Plymouth native and Armstrong High School graduate, who said he saw a Marine one day. “I knew I wanted that.”

Sgt. Luis Alicea instructs the new recruits outside of the USO at the airport to pass the information to the front before boarding the buses to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. (Photo by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers) Dixon plans to make a career out of his time in the Marines. “This is how I want my life. ... This is where my life began.”

Things begin to change: ‘What am I doing here?’ When recruits arrive in San Diego, most head to the USO at the airport to wait for a bus to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The comfy couches, Netflix and fully stocked kitchen will soon be gone from the picture for the next three months. “It comes for a big culture shock,” said Mark Ayalin, a retired Marine and Corps representative. “You’ve got people who have never even been away from home,” said Gy. Sgt. Ronna Weyland of the 9th Marine Corps District. “You have people from all walks of life. ... Some who grew up hard and some who grew up easy.” After waiting for the bus, a wait that can

last hours or minutes depending on the arrival time of the recruits, they meet a drill instructor for the first time. “You talk about trauma,” said Weyland laughing. “They’re not evil, but they’re evil.” Then comes the first check in, the first mistakes and missteps and they’re hustled onto a bus to head to the depot. That’s where things intensify. “They’re supposed to be miserable,” Gy. Sgt. Adam Blake, a drill instructor at MCRD, said. “What I expect is they’re having a hard time ... and that’s how I like it.” Between four and six drill instructors meet the recruits as they arrive at the depot, all of them are almost instantly hoarse. Quickly the recruits learn to stand at attention on the famed Yellow Footprints, learn the basics of the U.S. code of military justice, have many of their personal belongings taken from them and allowed to make a single screaming call home to alert their families they’ve arrived safely. It will be weeks before anyone hears

from them again. And that will be by letter. Controlled chaos envelopes the starryeyed recruits. Their hair, their clothes, even their language has been changed. A door is a hatchway, the floor is the deck and walls are now bulkheads. They are transformed into a team, and are no longer individuals. Everything down to each minute of the day is scheduled. Already things have begun to change for the recruits. They look more determined, but there are still lingering hints of doubt on their faces. The symbolism of the Marines begins to sink in. Something as simple as a belt to them now means something specific. The senior drill instructor wears a black belt, and is referred to as the “father figure,” while the green belts with gold belt buckle symbolize the “step brothers nobody wanted.” These DIs are known as the enforcers, MARINES: TO NEXT PAGE


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Above, Gy. Sgt. Adam Blake gives some incentive training to educators during the boot camp workshop at the MCRD. Incentive training is for the recruits that have stepped out of line. At top right, Sgt. Matthew Lee yells at a recruit to move quicker after placing a call home letting his family know he arrived safely. Below right, no longer recruits, the new Marines get their emblem. (Photos by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)

Marines FROM PREVIOUS PAGE the ones who are constantly in the face of the recruits scrutinizing their every move. Yet, it all has a purpose. Breaking the recruits down so they can build them up has always been the backbone of Marine training, making them the elite soldiers they are known for. The DIs are also there to be a mentor to the young men. Taking off their hat, they will hold guided discussions on topics that focus on values ranging from how to treat women to how to posture.

Commitment “Everyone has that thought of ‘I want to quit,’” Dixon said. But few actually do. The attrition rate is less than 6 percent. When recruits reach the point of actually attending their training in either San Diego or Parris Island, S.C., they’re typically six months to a year from the date they originally enlisted. Many have attended mini boot camp training with their

recruiters and may think they know what to expect. Few do. “Nothing prepares you for the real thing,” said Dixon. Marine Corps training takes place in three phases. During each, the recruits learn how to attain and keep top physical condition, how to march in formation, how to fire a rifle accurately over long distances, Marine-style martial arts, how to swim in full gear, discipline and other intangibles. They learn about the history of the Marine Corps, which they take very seriously — the pivotal battles fought by Marines, the core values of honor, courage and commitment and how those values must permeate their lives. The physical training is hard. Very hard, according to some, but the mental stresses are cited more often as the most difficult part of the training. Near constant pressure to perform from drill instructors pushes the recruits to their limits. “I feel like I did a lot of things I couldn’t do before,” 18-year-old Michael Cossalter of MARINES: TO NEXT PAGE

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At left, mud-caked boots show off the accomplishment of the Cruicble, the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance. Above, the 12-Stall course gave a taste of what it was like to work as a team to accomplish different tasks. (Photos by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)

Marines FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Rosemount said. And what about the Crucible — the 54 hours of hiking in full gear, exercises with a couple hours of sleep and only 3 “Meals Ready to Eat” rations for the duration? “Hell,” Ahlberg said. But the teams of recruits keep themselves going, dragging each other along and finally topping the Reaper, a near vertical climb of a hike that takes them high above Camp Pendleton. With their goal of completing the mission in sight, there’s one other motivation waiting for the recruits. Said Ahlberg: “Title’s right at the end of it.”

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Graduation was the capstone of the week’s events. Now Marines, they will take a 10-day leave, only to return to begin the real start of their training. (Photo by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)

Though it will be a few days before the former recruits march across the parade grounds and officially graduate from their training, a special sort of graduation is on its way. They’ve made it through the toughest part of their experience, the Crucible — “the best training in the world,” according to many — and are looking forward to food and clean clothing, but they’ve got one more stop to make.

At a special ceremony, the recruits are given a Marine Corps emblem — the eagle, globe and anchor — and addressed as Marines for the first time by their drill instructor. “As soon as it hit my hand, I started crying,” Cossalter said. “Everything comes down to that one moment.” And he was not alone. Many of the newly christened Marines’ eyes betray their emotion as they take their places among the few and the proud. And their perspective has changed. “I don’t have pride,” said Dixon, “I am pride.”

Once a Marine, always a Marine After graduation, the new Marines will take a 10-day leave for some much-earned rest. They then will return to begin their field training. Their journey is just beginning, but no matter what each recruit does going forward each has become a part of the youngest and smallest group of soldiers in the U.S. armed forces. The core values of the Corps – honor, courage and commitment — are built into everything they do. It’s something they are expected to hold on to on and off the battlefield.


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Local educators venture to San Diego for Marine Corps Educators Workshop BY DANIEL CALLAHAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS A group of educators – teachers, counselors – from the Twin Cities and Chicago made their way to San Diego Jan. 9-13 to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to join the United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. Justin Perry, originally from White Bear Lake, spoke plainly to the educators assembled at a dinner Monday, Jan. 9. “We’re not here to try to sell the Marine Corps to you,” he said, but rather to create resources for students who are considering signing up. The program has been in existence for over 25 years in various forms bringing civic leaders, educators and other to get an inside view of the Marine Corps. A view that might have been slightly different before the trip. “I didn’t realize what it involved,” Amy Stewart, a special education instructor at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, said. “It offers more opportunity for work and personal development than any college I’ve ever seen,” Bloomington Jefferson High School physical Sciences teacher Chris Brom said. For five days, the educators witnessed the making of Marines and experienced many of the less intense parts of recruit training. From running the Bayonet Assault Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to firing M16-A4 rifles at Camp Pendleton, the educators got a taste of what it takes to make it through training. “It’s been an amazing, enlightening experience,” James Redelsheimer, an AP economics teacher from Armstrong, said, “to see what it takes to make a Marine.” Near the conclusion of the trip, many of the educators agreed on the positive aspects of joining the Corps. “It offers more than I thought,” said Brom. “I would have no reservations sending my daughter or son.” Many of the educators were able to coordinate seeing or hearing about their former students now in training. Said Redelsheimer of seeing a former student: “He was a nice man, but definitely a changed person.” For more stories and photos from the trip, visit and click the “Dan and Chris Go to Boot Camp” link on the homepage.

Above, educators test their strength lifting 30-lb ammo boxes above their head with a goal of 100 times in two minutes. At right, the Bayonet Assault Obstacle Course was demonstrated to represent a battlefield environment.

(Photos by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current


GTH January Vehicles

2005 Ford Lincoln LS 3.0 V6 Engine, 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 4-Cyl Engine, 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 Extended Cab Pickup w/3rd Door, 2002 Ford Windstar SEL Mini Van 3.8 V6 Engine, 2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4x4 4.3 V6, 1999 GMC Suburban 1500 4x4, 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 2wd Pickup, 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 1999 Buick Park Avenue, 1985 Chevy C10, 1997 Ford F-250 XLT and much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 19

Liquidation Warehouse #212

Pillar Style Fireplace w/ Electric Insert, Outdoor Patio Heater, Snowblower, Driftwood Candle Holder, Solid Wood Clock, Bread Drawer & Veggie Bin Storer, Massage Chair, Pantry Cabinet, Designer Mirrors, Heavy Duty Rolling Shelf, Electric Fireplaces, Dining Set, Desk w/ Bench, Rotisserie Oven, Bench, Media Storage, Lighted Water Fountain, 3-in-1 Slow Cooker, Cookware Set and so much more. Log on and bid NOW!!!

Closes Jan. 22

P & R January Auction #3

Starter DJ Set Up Kit, Sea Doo 2 Seat Pull Behind Raft, 2 Seat Hot Wheels Electric Barbie Jeep, GE Profile Electric Stove, Wide Variety of Styles, Sizes and Colors for Rings w/ Created Gemstones, 50 Grit Sanding Belt, Chipping Hammers, Collectible Stamps, Gun Case w/ Glass Doors, Set of Lockers, 1998 Tahoe Hood, Hubcabs, Assortment of Polaris Hoods, Worm Weights and much more. Log on to to BID!!!

Closes Jan. 22

Integra #114 Coin Collection & Jewelry

Eisenhower US Proof Set, Red Seal-Five Dollar Bill, 24Kt Gold Layered Centennial Collection, Barber Quarter, Mercury Dimes, 1981 13-Coin Set, V-Nickels, Lincoln Cent, Two Dollar Bills, Washington Quarter, Roosevelt Dime, Various Quarters, Cent and Nickel Key Date, Canadian Quarters, Bi-Centennial Dollars, Liberty Dollars, Half Dollars, Souvenir Sugar Spoons and much more. Log on to TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 24

Kiefers Kite, Wakeboard and Outdoor Sport Auction

Do you love to be outdoors? Are you looking to get better at Kiteboarding? Are you looking to try something new? Check out these Kiteboards: Slingshot-Misfit Kiteboard shaped by John Doyle, complete with bindings; Jimmy Lewis-SuperModel 136cmX41cm Kiteboard, blue, for freestyle & aggressive maneuvers. Bid NOW!!!

2,384 Auctions Conducted in 2010!

Closes Jan. 19

NorthStar Kimball Suburban Plow Truck

Looking for a truck that you can use for leisure and to plow with? Here is a 1992 Chevrolet Suburban, ¾ ton 4 X 4 with 8 foot Western Plow. Motor is a 454 V-8 and this truck runs and drives very nicely. The tires were replaced this past summer and the transmission has been replaced this last year. No issues with the vehicles owner just bought a new vehicle. Log on today to to make your bid NOW!!!

Closes Jan. 22

RA Premier Pontoon, Bass Tracker and RVs

1993 Vanguard Industries Palamino Filly Camping Trailer, Very nice and is equipped with a Furnace, Ice Box, Sink and Queen Beds; 1991 Fleetwood Prowler 255 5th Wheel, this is very clean and has spacious living areas; 1997 Gulf Stream Cavalier 19Ft. Travel Trailer, Nice Lightweight Smaller Unit w/ great Floor Plan; 1995 Heritage 1000 28 Ft. Class A Coach w/ recent updates; Log on to TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 22

P & R Great Antiques and Collectibles

Looking for that rare gift/unique item? City Ice Truck-Steel Craft Rider, Peddle Car Trailer “U Haul”, I Love Lucy Doll, Typewriting Book, Assortment of Sports Collectibles: Randy Moss Signed Fooball, Yankee Bobble Heads, Barry Bonds Trading Cards, Viking Helmet Bank, Mike Modano Statue and more; Clamp on Ice & Roller Skates, Western BB Gun, Wooden Bows, Hood Ornaments, Wall Mount and much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 22

WBL Know the Joy Maplewood Antiques

Armoire, Chinese Dragon Chairs, Antique Four-Panel Coromandel Gold Room Divider, Round Victorian Pedestal Table, Round Turn-Of-the-Century Pillard Table, 1950’s Table & Chairs, Balloonback Occasional Chair, Chinese Fainting Couch, Antique Swivel Mirror, Stationary Mirror, Set of $ Chairs, Mahogany Armoire, Writing Table, Plant Stand, Radio Cabinet, Floral Loveseat, and much more. Log on TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 25

CCA #17, 1940 Ford 2 Door Deluxe

Are you looking for the perfect Vintage vehicle? Are you loyal to your Ford Vehicles? Check out this 1940 Ford 2 Door Deluxe, This car is very clean and has been kept in excellent condition, has been stored for the last 5 years but runs and drives nicely, Custom Interior, Early 90’s Built Hot Rod, Assortment of different parts: 350 Chevy V-8, Nova Rear Diff, Mustang Sub Frame Front. Log on to today to BID!!!

Closes Jan. 19

NorthStar Kimball January Consignments #2

ATM Machine, Refrigerator/Freezer, Electric Stove, Gas Stove, High Lift Pallet Jacks, Dryer, Microwave, Pet Care Vacuum Cleaner, Kids Ride-On Vehicles: Ninja, Toyota Barbie, Princess Glitter, Space Ranger, Yamaha & Suzuki; Pachinko Game, Baby Changing Stations, White Boards, Construction Heaters, Variety of Star Wars Items, Napoleon Dynamite Head Knockers, Variety of CD’s and much more. Log on TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 22

Lake of the Woods Online Consignment #34

Utility Trailer, 1996 Chevy Silverado, 2008 Polaris 550, Oak Fireplace Mantel, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stock Pot & Saute Pan, Craft Pizza Cutter, Floor Lamp, Television, Microwaves, TV Armoire, Chest Freezer, Portable Fish House, Night Stand, Wall Clock, Crutches, Hot Electric Heater, Ceiling Mount Valance, Printer, Tires and Rims, Toolbox, Gas Caps,, Winter Boots and much more. Log on today and bid NOW!!!

Closes Jan. 22

HPAC Sporting Goods Retail Liquidation #3

Heavy Metal Shelving, Official Wilson Balls, Clothing Hanger Units, Rubbermaid Shelving Units, Softball Pitchers Net, High Jump Base & Poles, Basketball Hoops, Tennis Nets, Hockey Nets, Wide Variety of clothing, Jerseys & Accessories, Filing Cabinets, Soccer Balls, Jump Ropes, Lacrosse Balls, Footballs, Plaque of Balls, Sport Products, Water Bottles, Catch Glove, Flippers, Ump Shirts and much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 23

J.A.X. of Benson Sale #51

1997 Mercury Mountaineer, 1997 Arctic Cat Powder Xtreme, Matching Dining Chairs, Custom Pool Cues, Variety of Home Décor: Puppy Coin Bank, Piggy & Whale Ceramic Coin Bank, Fox & Seal Figurines; Baby Changing Table, Hard Covered Books, Collection of the “The American Field”, Marbles, Ceramic Jugs, Old Collectible Trucks, Oval Sofa Table, Miscellaneous Wall Hangings and more. Log on to NOW!!!

Closes Jan. 26

G.L. Nielsen Auctions January Coins

Are you a coin collector? This auction has a variety of years for these coins. Peace Dollars BU & AU, Franklin Half Dollars, D Half Dollars, Proof Cameo Half, Liberty Half Dollars, Mercury Dime VG, Proof Dime, V Nickels, Buffalo Nickel, Washington Quarters, Eisenhower Dollars, Large Cent VF, Morgan Dollars, Proof Olympiad Dol, Constitution Dol Proof, Wheat Cents, Barber Half and much more. Log on today to BID!!!

Closes Jan. 19

VandeKamp Auctions January 19

Dine Chairs, Gallon Crock, Vintage 69 cal. Musket, Pool Table, Silk Screening Business System, Wall Shelf, Leather Rocker, Assortment of VHS Disney and Adult Tapes, Porcelain Dolls, Early Readers Books, Stamp Collection, Flatware Chest, Military Field Phones, Variety of Home Décor, Vintage Commode, Lamps, Paper Doll & Pop Up Books, Guitar, Trumpet, 1950’s Doll Clothes, Camera and much more. Log on today to BID!!!

Closes Jan. 22

P & R January Consignment Auction

1974 Chevy Dump Truck, 1995 Chevy Suburban, Agri-FAB Lawn Vac Trailer, 3 wheel Scooter, Grinder on Platform, Pressure Washer, Metal Cabinet for work Van, Adjustable Oil Drain, Mini Bar, Freezer, Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, Dresser, Chair, Love Seat & Rocker Set, Queen Size Bed Frame, Coffee Table, Blinds, Curtains, Bagless Vacuum, Skis & Poles, Games, Lights, Binders, Tent and much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 22

Integra #113

HP OHV Engine, Executive Chair, Upright Freezer, Area Floor Rug, Refrigerator, Aluminum StepLadder, Water Heater, Norman Rockwell Re-Prints, Cookware, Pet Supplies, Lawn Care, Retail Display Racks, Sony Stereo System, Household Tools, Rechargeable Battery Packs, Painting Kits, Motion Sensors, Light Bulbs, Roofing Nails, Assorted Filters and much more. Go to to make your bid TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 23

CMA January Vehicles, Corn Stove #12

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4 X 4, 2001 Chevrolet Silverado K2500 4 X 4, 2004 Ford F-350 Superduty Power Stroke, AMaize-Ing Heat Corn Furnace, 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500, 2001 Ford Taurus, 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2007 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Hemi, 2006 Chrysler Town and Country, 1995 Ford E-250 Van, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 4-Door. Log on now to to make your bid TODAY!!!

Closes Jan. 30

J.A.X. of Benson Sale #50

1986 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor, John Deere 7720 Combine, Mazak Vertical Machining Center , Mazak Micro Disk System for Reading Programs, Mazak CAT 40 Tool Holder Pull Studs, Command CAT 50 Tool Holder, MSC Manual Lathe, Super C Farmall Tractor, John Deere 400 Snow Mobile, Pair of take off tires from a John Deere 9500 Combine, Quickstach Deep Bucket, Auxiliary Fuel Tank and other items to bid on NOW!!!

Over 121,000 Registered Bidders



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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Self-help mental health meetings at BV church Recovery International meets 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Recovery is a self-help method for depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fears, and other mental and emotional issues. There is no cost, just a freewill offering at the meeting. Info: 952-890-7623 (Rita)

Blazette dance team to host fundraiser The Burnsville High School Blazette dance team is encouraging community residents to join them for a fundraising dinner 3:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, Mediterranean Cruise Café, 12500 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. The all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will feature kabobs, gyros, pita, salads, pasta, deserts and more. A full beverage menu will be available for purchase. The Blazettes will perform their dances during the evening, and professional Middle Eastern belly dancers will also perform. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for

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Blues artist set to rock the LAAC Jan. 21 Lakeville Area Arts Center officials are encouraging local residents to attend a show by nationally-acclaimed blues artist Noah Hoehn 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Hoehn will perform his digitally enhanced one-man band combining acoustic instruments and percussions along with vocals. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the LAAC by calling 952-985-4640.

Democrats schedule precinct caucuses House District 40A Democrats will gather for precinct caucuses Tuesday, Feb. 7, Nicollet Junior High School, 400 E. 134th St., Burnsville. House District 40A is composed of Burnsville precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, and Savage precinct 1. Residents may arrive 6:30 p.m., and the caucuses will con-

vene 7 p.m. Participants will debate resolutions that any caucus attendee may introduce for possible inclusion into the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s platform, elect precinct chairs for the next two years, and select delegates for the upcoming Senate District convention March 24. Info: or

Author fair brings in local writers, publishers Meet local authors and publishers at Dakota County Library’s first local author fair 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Keynote speaker David Housewright, award-winning mystery author, will talk about writing and publishing 1 p.m. The Loft Literary Center will present two workshops: Tips for Publication 2 p.m. and The Nuts & Bolts of Picture Book Writing 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and drawings for free books will be held. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Info: 651-450-2918.

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.

LV man airlifted after ‘hit and run’ accident Forty-year-old Jason Fields of Lakeville was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale following a ‘hit and run’ accident. Officers of the Lakeville Police Department responded 7:35 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, to the scene of a personal injury “hit and run” crash at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 202nd Street. Officers learned that a GMC truck had struck the rear of a Toyota Echo, which was stopped at a stop sign on 202nd while waiting to cross traffic on Cedar Avenue to clear. The GMC then fled the scene of the accident at a high rate of speed, according to LPD officials, before the vehicle crashed a few blocks away just seconds later. The driver of the Toyota Echo, 34year-old Andrew Rundell of Lakeville, sustaining non-life threatening injuries in the crash, but the impact of the GMC caused severe rear-end damage the vehicle, which by force of the impact was pushed into the center of the intersection. Rundell did not require emergency ambulance transport to the hospital. Officers at the scene learned that the GMC pickup truck, driven by Fields, had turned southbound on Cedar Avenue after striking the Toyota and traveled a short distance before Fields lost control of his vehicle, which rolled multiple times, according to LPD officials. Fields sustained serious injuries after he was ejected from the pickup as it rolled. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash to assist with the investigation. Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash, which is still under investigation by the LPD.

Criminal fails to comply, gets citation Lakeville police officers responded to a residence late at night on a complaint of a loud party disturbing the neighborhood. When the officers arrived at the home, they spoke with the homeowner and advised him to quiet it down or they would return and issue him a summons for disturbing the peace. The subject told the officers that he understood and that he would quiet it down. Apparently, he actually did not understand as the officers received another call to go back to the residence on loud music a short time later. This time the officers issued the subject a summons for disturbing the peace.

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EDUCATION District 191 board elects officers Members of the Burnsville-EaganSavage Independent School District 191 Board of Education elected officers during their annual organizational meeting Jan. 5. Longtime board member Ron Hill was re-elected as chairperson, while Sandy Sweep was re-elected as vice

chairperson. Paula Teiken was re-elected as treasurer, and Jim Schmid will serve as clerk. Other members of the seven-person board are Dee Currier, Dan Luth and Bob VandenBoom. Board members decided to keep their 2012 pay at the same rate as the past four years – $500 a month for each member except the chairperson who receives an additional $50 per month in recognition of expanded duties and responsibilities. Thisweek newspaper was designated

as the official newspaper for district legal notices and minutes. Board meetings will continue to take place 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of most months with a few exceptions. Board meetings take place on the upper level senior campus at Diamondhead Education Center and are cablecast on Educational Channel 18. They can also be viewed on the district’s website at Listening sessions take place prior to

board meetings as opportunities to speak informally with board members and Superintendent Randy Clegg on a first-come, first-served basis. Board listening sessions are scheduled from 66:30 p.m. prior to the first meeting of each month. Superintendent listening sessions take place from 6-6:30 p.m. prior to the second meeting of each month. Meeting agendas and board packets are available on the school district’s website at

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Certificate of Assumed Name

(Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY PS Orangeco, Inc and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc will conduct sale(s) at Public Storage located at Burnsville 34104: 2000 Old County Rd., 34th Pl, Burnsville, MN 55337. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction on January 27, 2012 at 11:00 am personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. The name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: B021 - Harlin, Alfonzio; C004 - Errico, Tana; C133 - Sanchez, Melissa; E019 Robey, Nicholas; E029 - Reed, Amber; E131 - Peters, Dawn; G034 - Pribyl, Chris; G052 - Stately, Edward. (Jan. 12 & 19, 2012) PS 34104 C3-BV-Jan27 Auction

(Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY PS Orangeco, Inc and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc will conduct sale(s) at Public Storage located at Burnsville 08304: 14250 Burnsville Parkway W, Burnsville, MN 55306. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction on January 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. The name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: 1006 - Pilon, Raina; 1021 - Spronk, David; 2005 - Bloch, Tyson; 2022 - Folkers, Michael; 4230 - Hasler, Kerri; 4245 Wittrock, Christina. (Jan. 12 & 19, 2012) PS 08304 C3-BV-Jan27 Auction

(Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Ageless Beauty Model Management Principal Place of Business: 13300 Acorn Circle, Burnsville, MN 55337 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate,

LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Easter Hailey, 13300 Acorn Circle, Burnsville, MN 55337 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: July 12, 2011 /s/ Easter Hailey, Director (Jan. 19 & 26, 2012) C3-AgelessBeauty

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Al’s Cabinets Principal Place of Business: 14255 Burnsville Pkwy W, Burnsville, MN 55306 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate,


LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Regal Wood Cabinets, LLC, 14255 Burnsville Pkwy W, Burnsville, MN 55306 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: November 23, 2011 /s/ Ryan P Ellingson, Chief Manager (Jan. 19 & 26, 2012) C3-Al’sCabinets


“Shining the Light . . .”

Lutheran Church ofthe Ascension Sunday Worship: 9:00 Christian Education: 10:30 Pastor Don Mulfinger 1801 East Cliff Road, Burnsville 1 block west of Highway13 on Cliff Road

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SPORTS Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

PUTTING UP NUMBERS Lakeville South senior forward Justin Kloos led Class AA boys hockey players in scoring with 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists) through the Cougars’ first 12 games.

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Lakeville South sophomore Katie Quandt (55) looks for room to shoot in a recent South Suburban Conference girls basketball game at Apple Valley.

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Girls basketball team, 1-26 last season, has won 9 of first 14 games

Boys hockey team strengthens hold on first place in SSC BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS

dentials, but because of the coaching turnover. This is Lakeville South High School’s seventh season of girls basketball, and Iverson-Ohnstad is the third head coach. When she first met with her new players, “the biggest thing we talked about is how hard we’d need to work, and not just November through March,” she said. “Being around the Lakeville North program, I saw how much their players put into it. But we had players coming in here who were already used to putting in the time.” The Cougars have scored as many as 74 points in a game and have been held below 50 only twice. “What I love about this team is it’s very skilled offensively,” IversonOhnstad said. “We have some kids who can shoot and some kids who can score

Eagan coach Mike Taylor was asked what his team had been working on in practice last week, which drew a chuckle from one of his assistant coaches. Perhaps it was because the Wildcats, for all of their boys hockey success this season – 12 victories in their first 14 games – had to spend a lot of time reviewing some of the game’s most elementary concepts. “What did we talk about all week?” Taylor asked his assistant, who still couldn’t suppress a smile. “Get the puck on net and go to the net.” Message delivered – and received. The Wildcats pumped 43 shots on goal in an 8-2 victory at Burnsville in a Jan. 14 South Suburban Conference game at Burnsville Ice Center. “Most goals are scored from right in front of the net,” said Wildcats junior Zach Glienke, who did much of his damage there against the Blaze. He scored his first varsity hat trick, which included two goals 11 seconds apart in the first period as Eagan erased an early 1-0 Burnsville lead. The Wildcats improved to 8-0 in the South Suburban, opening a three-point lead over second-place Burnsville (9-6-1 overall, 6-1-1 SSC) about halfway through the league schedule. As simple as going to the net sounds, teams sometimes abandon the meatand-potatoes approach in favor of trying to make pretty plays.



BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Building character, developing teamwork and having fun are vital aspects of high school sports, but don’t underestimate the value of winning. Lakeville South’s girls basketball team can testify about importance of picking up a few wins. It’s made a big difference in how the Cougars perceive themselves and how they’re viewed by others. Last season the Cougars won their season opener, then lost 26 consecutive games. About halfway through the 201112 season, they have nine victories. “The players told me that last year they’d walk around school and other students would say, ‘Oh, you guys lost,’” said first-year head coach Angie Iverson-Ohnstad. “These girls needed a boost, and winning some games has definitely given them that. Now they walk around with a bit of a swagger, and they’re feeling good about themselves.” This year’s Cougars have only two seniors on their roster – one of whom, Maddie Turbes, will miss the season because of shoulder surgery. “We’ve had some surprises in our junior class, and we have some sophomores who were very successful in AAU basketball,” said Iverson-Ohnstad. Three of the sophomores – center Katie Quandt and guards Grayson Schroeder and Maddie Wolkow – are

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among the team’s top four scorers. The other sophomore on varsity, forward Libby Swanhorst, also plays regularly. Junior guard Brianna Meier averages 12.5 points a game. Junior forward Diamond Miller contributes about nine points a game as well as hard work under the basket. Baylee Meier, the other senior on the roster, drew praise from IversonOhnstad for her willingness to contribute off the bench. Iverson-Ohnstad, a two-time All-Big Ten player at the University of Minnesota, teaches elementary school in Lakeville. She spent six years as an assistant coach in the Lakeville North program. She coached several of this year’s Lakeville North varsity players on a seventh-grade traveling team. She came into the Lakeville South program realizing the player might be a bit skeptical – not because of her cre-

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Hockey FROM PREVIOUS PAGE After watching some recent Eagan power plays, Taylor said he thought his team needed a refresher. “It was tic-tic-tic-tic-tic, then a saucer pass, but no shot,” the coach said. “How are you going to score if you don’t shoot?” The Wildcats, ranked fourth in Class AA, took plenty of shots against Burnsville. They scored three times in 1 minute, 50 seconds in the first period to take a 3-1 lead, then blew open the game in the second with three more goals in 1:41. “The mistakes we made are correctable,” Burnsville coach Janne Kivihalme said. “We made some mistakes in one-on-one situations. But this is the kind of game you can learn from.” Michael Zajac, Eric Peterson, Nick Kuchera, Cullen Willox and Cody Mason also scored for Eagan. Glienke’s hat trick gives him nine goals for the season. If he can keep scoring, it will make it tougher for opponents to concentrate on checking Zajac, Kuchera and Will Merchant, the Wildcats’ top line. – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

“This was probably Zach’s best game for us,” Taylor said. “As you can see, he’s a big, strong, hardnosed kid. He’s been getting scoring chances every game but he was snake-bit early on, and it might have affected his confidence.” Glienke had one goal after Eagan’s first four games, and he admitted it was starting to be a concern. “I was getting some good shots but they weren’t going in,” he said. “I just had to keep working hard and hope the puck would start going in. “Most of the time, teams send out their first line against our first line, so if our second line scores it can really help our team.” Cory Chapman and Mason Wyman scored for Burnsville, both on power plays. Ninth-ranked Burnsville has played No. 1-ranked Duluth East as well as state powers Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Hill-Murray and Edina. “There’s a group of teams at the top, and Eagan is one of them,” Kivihalme said. Eagan returns to action at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, against Prior Lake. Burnsville plays at 15thranked Lakeville South at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Burnsville forward Tanner Barnes skates into the Eagan zone during a South Suburban Conference boys hockey game Jan. 14. Eagan won 8-2 to remain in first place in the conference. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy – Sun Newspapers)

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Irish, Panthers, Cougars advance to True Team state Rosemount rides relay strength to section title BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY SUN NEWSPAPERS Three South Suburban Conference teams will compete in the state True Team boys swimming and diving finals this weekend. Rosemount advanced by winning the Section 3AA meet Jan. 14 at Kenwood Trail Middle School in Lakeville. Lakeville North and Lakeville South finished second and third in the Section 3AA meet and earned two of the four wild-card spots in the state finals. The Irish dominated the Section 3AA meet, winning by almost 200 points. Lakeville North took second over Lakeville South by 104 points, and South was 85 ahead of fourth-place Prior Lake. Eastview, Eagan and Apple Valley finished fourth through seventh in the seven-team section meet. Rosemount’s “A” teams won all three relays, all by convincing margins. Rosemount placed three teams in the top 10 in each relay and was the only school to do so. The Irish’s winning relay times were 1 minute, 38.53 seconds in the 200-yard medley, 1:31.34 in the 200 freestyle and 3:20.44 in the 400 freestyle. Rosemount senior Jacob Stern also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.87. Andrew Urness (200 freestyle and 500 freestyle), Sheldon Hatlen (200 individual medley), Conor Manning (50 freestyle), Luke Dowell (100 butterfly) and Braeden McCormack (100 back-

Basketball FROM PAGE 22 inside.” Quandt, who’s 6-foot-4, appears to have considerable upside as a post player. Miller missed the Cougars’ last eight games last season because of a knee injury. “We weren’t sure what to expect from her,” Iverson-Ohnstad said. “She’s really helped us with her defense and rebounding.” The Cougars were 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the South Suburban Conference after a 53-52 loss at Prior Lake on Jan. 13. Schroeder had 14 points, Wolkow 12, Miller 10 and Brianna Meier and Quandt

stroke) were runners-up in individual events. Lakeville North senior Trae Schindler swept the distance freestyle events, winning the 200-yard race in 1:50.34 and the 500 in 5:01.60. Ryan Young was third in the 100 butterfly and Nathan Regan finished third in the 500 freestyle. Lakeville South senior Evan Ostendorf was the 1-meter diving winner with 337.85 points, just .55 more than Eagan sophomore Toby Heller. The Cougars’ highest finish in a swimming event was third in the 200 freestyle relay. Mitch Herrera (fourth in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle) and Travis Meyer (fourth in the 100 butterfly) were South’s highest-finishing individual swimmers. Eastview senior Ryan Thompson was second in the 100 breaststroke, while Dylan Zoe, another senior, took fourth place in diving. Heller’s second place in diving was Eagan’s top finish at the section True Team meet. Eli Broman (200 IM) and Bill Leighton (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle) had fourth-place finishes. Apple Valley junior Andrew France was section True Team champion in the 50 freestyle in 22.48 seconds. France also was second in the 100 freestyle in 49.30. The state Class AA True Team meet begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Farmington, Cretin-Derham Hall, Stillwater, Mounds View, Eden Prairie, Anoka and Maple Grove also advanced as section champions, and Minnetonka and Edina qualified as wild cards. seven each for the Cougars, who were unable to hold a seven-point halftime lead. South was tied for third place in the SSC at the end of last week. The Cougars will be tested in their next two games at home against conference leader Bloomington Kennedy (Friday, Jan. 20) and 2nd-place Eastview (Tuesday, Jan. 24). Whatever happens in those two games, Iverson-Ohnstad said the players will keep grinding in an effort to improve. “This team wants to win,” she said. “And they’re willing to work. They’ll do whatever they have to. I think they’re all very basketball-focused. I don’t know if they play any other sports.”

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Wanted Retail "Kleeners" Part time AM/PM positions available $8.50/hr $$$ Junk Cars & Trucks Mon-Fri w/ rotating week- Call us 1st or Call us Last, ends & holidays. Join us but Call US! 612-414-4924 on:

Tuesday January 24th 9:00 AM-11:30 AM At the Dakota County Workforce Center 2900 Country Rd. 42 W Suite 140 Burnsville, MN 55337 Must have the ability to read, write, and communicate in English. Expect to complete an application & interview. Employment contingent on drug screen & background check results Questions - call Shannon @ 612-454-1014 Log onto to learn more about us

RT - Pediatrics Part time 5-9 pm M-Th, occ. day shift 8-5, rotate Sat ams Excellent Benefits Fax: 952-278-6947 or call 952-278-6950.


Seasonal Hiring

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



Automotive Pontiac

06 Grand Prix: 4dr, 104K, new tires & batt. Runs & looks great. Lite hail dam on silver paint-hard to see. Black cloth int. 2nd owner. $6750/bo 612-987-1044


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed

612-861-3020 651-645-7715 $225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 952-818-2585


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

CASH! For Your Junked Wrecks or Unwanted Vehicles. Free Tow-Aways



Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

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


Help Wanted/ Full Time

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES! Have you dreamed about working with a group of motivated individuals who love tackling challenging problems faced by today’s business environment? A team focused on being flexible and agile, working together to produce innovative solutions that go above and beyond being “good enough”? If so, then Digi-Key may be just the place for you! For almost 40 years, Digi-Key Corporation, located in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, has offered innovative solutions for individuals seeking quality electronic components. Our most recent initiative involved ceasing production of our print catalog in favor of moving to an all-digital catalog, located on our award-winning website. Digi-Key’s IT group has designed, developed, and delivered this website, ranked as the #1 website in the electronics industry for the last 17 years in a row. Our talented IT staff is focused on providing our customers and business partners with the best systems and most effective business experience possible. Currently, we are actively recruiting individuals to fill positions within our IT group, including:





Come join our IT team, where you can find a challenging, rewarding career and help Digi-Key remain a leader in business technology.

To learn more or apply online, visit

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



Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 –

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

A FRESH LOOK, INC. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR 15% Discount on Interior Painting in January 2012

“High quality and surprisingly affordable” Schedule your free estimate by calling

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Studio rental facility for photographers, other artists now open 75¢ In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Jan. 19, 2012•...


Studio rental facility for photographers, other artists now open 75¢ In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Jan. 19, 2012•...