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Wins, places in pair of national, international competitions BY MICHAEL RICCI SUN NEWSPAPERS

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One Lakeville native grew up beating Tupperware. Now, he is beating on the door of a future in music. J.P. Bouvet is beginning to make a name for himself in the music scene at the national and international levels, as the young drummer recently received a pair of awards. Bouvet competed in the Guitar Center drum-off and the Rowland V drum competition, both of which were held in Anaheim, Calif., in January. He took first-place honors in the Guitar Center national drum contest, while placing second in the Rowland V international event. Together, these competitions

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Highway 13 from Burnsville to West St. Paul is due for a facelift as part of a state-led resurfacing project. As part of a larger $357 million project that will span four years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin an $11.4 million road resurfacing project from the Burnsville’s western border, through Eagan, and ending at in West St. Paul. Construction on the road is scheduled to begin in May and end April 31. The 12mile span of highway will undergo the milling the road’s top layer and then replacing it with asphalt. HWY 13 PROJECT: TO PAGE 10

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EDUCATION ISD 191 teacher awarded by state school board group The Minnesota School Boards Association recently honored Vicki Roy for her years of service on the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education. MSBA presented Roy with a 20-Year Service Award during a recognition luncheon at the organization’s annual leadership conference in January. She was one of 19 board members to reach the milestone. Roy recently retired from the District 191 Board of Education. She is also a former MSBA board director. “The 20-year board member is a rare commodity,” said Bob Meeks, an MSBA executive. “With demands on everyone, it is rare to see someone devote this much time and energy to making sure all of our children achieve.” The MSBA is a nonprofit organization that provides cost-saving pro-

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Ironman bicycle ride planning underway Second annual Gran Fondo ride accompanying event BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS The event may be months away, but the preparation required to accommodate thousands of riders has already begun on what has been described as the kickoff to the spring bicycling season.

The 2012 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle ride will begin as well as end in Lakeville Sunday, May 6, Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. The event marks the 13th consecutive year the state’s longest, and one of the largest, tours to start and finish within the city. The shorter routes are almost entirely within city limits. The Ironman bicycle ride is the primary means of funding for the

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Ironman FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “At this 22-mile mark, riders will choose between the 68 or 100-mile route,” Ridge said. “The 68-mile route continues through New Prague and on to the second rest stop of Lonsdale before returning to Lakeville. The 100mile route will offer rest stops in Le Sueur, Montgomery and Lonsdale.” The ride continues to offer two popular route options of 17 and 30 miles, which wind through Lakeville, Prior Lake and Burnsville. These shorter routes offer fully stocked rest stops. Though the Ironman event may be a dream to the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce due to the thousands of people who will be descending upon the city the first Sunday of May, organizers still have much work to do. Lakeville Police Chief Tom Vonhof said the first planning meeting for the upcoming Ironman ride this year occurred March 31, 2011, and one command staff person attends all the planning sessions. But certainly more than one of Lakeville’s finest is needed the day of the event. “We dedicate one supervisor for the

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all-day event, and in 2011 we had a total of 22 officers, including both sworn and volunteer police reserve, work the event,” he said of the manpower used last year. “All of the costs of the additional police staffing are paid for by the Ironman organizers.” Vonhof added that the biggest challenge each year is planning and coordinating the event and that due to shorter routes being almost entirely in Lakeville, “there is a significant amount of coordination needed between the … police, parks, and public works departments. To facilitate the planning and coordination, we have [many] planning sessions with Hostelling International.” The chief, however, noted the one area in which all concerned benefit. “We are very fortunate in Lakeville to have a site in LNHS, which is very conducive to handling the volume of both people and vehicles associated with the event,” he said. “The volume impact of persons and vehicles is also lessened to some degree by the variety of the lengths of the ride routes, as not everyone shows up at the same time of the day to begin their ride.” Individual riders have until Feb. 16 to sign up and receive a $5 discount. Those who sign up as a team or group of eight or more will enjoy the discount on registrations made on or

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No worries here being single on Valentine’s Day Just so I understand this, we have a day designated for the sole purpose of individuals’ expressing love to their spouses or significant others, but what about the other 364 days of the year? Are people precluded from expressing these sentiments on any one of these days? Many people get blue around this day simply because they happen to be single. One blogger said there are two types of single people. There are the ones who watch movies at home “sulking” and “eating ice cream,” but the second group consists of people like me who couldn’t care less. On that single point I agree, but the rest of this blog was filled with a bunch of nonsense about how singles can party and get “wasted” at a bar with other singles, suggesting this is the ideal situation in which to be because an “impromptu evening at a bar” is the prefect way to meet some-

MICHAEL RICCI Burnsville/Lakeville Community Editor body new.” Sure, when kids ask how their parents met, they can tell them they found each other stumbling drunk – excuse me, “wasted” - in a bar on Valentine’s Day. Now that is as romantic as it gets. This was not meant to be an indictment of bloggers or the socalled experts, as I read a lot of material with similar content, all of which would be obvious to the average person. But now that I find myself on the subject, I will say that most of these people on this issue have little clue as to what they’re talking about. Since when is being single on Valentine’s Day anything any-

one should be ashamed of or pitied? My apathy for Valentine’s Day is related to the fact I can’t remember the last time I was at all concerned about it, and this applies equally to when I have not been single. Perhaps I have been fortunate in having been involved with women who feel the same as I do toward this Hallmark holiday. I am guessing I’m not the only person. There has to be many, many couples that equally see the silliness of worrying about getting the card, the flowers, the candy, and the nice dinner. Rather than repeat the advice of so-called experts on this subject – who suggest that we focus on the positive, show others that we care, focus on other aspects of life, travel, pamper ourselves, and spend our time on a hobby – I prefer to look at the bigger picture.

What I hope would be a large percentage of the population, I am more concerned about other pressing issues. And if I choose to express feelings, I certainly do not need Hallmark to do it for me. The last time I checked, a card is unable to demonstrate real human affection and is only available for a few weeks out of the year. This Valentine’s Day, I will not be among those sulking or going to a bar to meet someone. Instead, I will be working just like any other day. After work, I will be doing what I typically do, have a few laughs with friends, play hockey at my local ice rink, read, and any number of ordinary daily activities – all with no “poor me” feelings. My advice, along with 25 cents as the saying goes, is to suck it up, walk it off, rub some dirt on it, get over it, and live in the solution. Life goes go on.

Did Superman inspire future greatness? As someone who is tolerant of winter, but not fond of it, the above average warmth and lack of snow so far this season has been quite pleasing. I don’t plan a winter getaway annually, but I do find that a break from the cold and snow to be quite therapeutic, even during winters such as this one. I spent such a week recently along Alabama’s Gulf coast – Gulf Shores, to be exact. My mother is retired and spends two months of her winter in Gulf Shores. She leaves after the holiday season and returns in late March. Since it’s an extended vacation, she drives back and forth each year. She doesn’t like

MIKE HANKS Bloomington Community Editor to drive alone, hence the invitation to make the drive most winters. I enjoy an occasional road trip, as well as warmer weather, so it’s an easy sell. Gulf Shores isn’t exactly the dream vacation destination of most 41-year-olds, but you won’t hear me complain. I find plenty of ways to keep myself occupied among the numerous retirees that populate the coastline, and given how many people I know or

have met who haven’t had the luxury of taking a vacation in recent years due to lost jobs and ever-inflating costs of living, I know I’m blessed to be able to take my turns behind the wheel as mom heads south each January. I see new things with each trip south, but I’d hardly call my Gulf Shores vacations educational. The 2012 Gulf Shores road trip, however, had me pondering a question I can’t answer definitively, although I think I know the answer. My highway reflections began in Metropolis, Ill., home of the Super Museum. Yep, the town that shares the name with the fic-

titious city in the Superman comic books is home to the largest collection of Superman memorabilia you will ever find. I had heard of the museum, but never considered visiting it until four years ago, when my first Gulf Shores road trip brought me to the southern Illinois city. Although I was never a big Superman fan, I did collect comic books as a youngster, so I was determined to someday visit the museum that pays homage to Clark Kent’s alter ego. The very short version of the museum’s history: a young boy takes a liking to Superman in the HANKS: TO NEXT PAGE

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The beginning of a new year also means that a number of cat and dog licenses in Burnsville are up for renewal. The city of Burnsville requires that all cats, dogs and domesticated ferrets over 4 months old in the city are required to be licensed every two years. This is especially important for animals that are let outside. In order to obtain a license, pet owners must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination for their animal, and the pet must wear a current license tag at all times. Licensing helps prevent against rabies outbreaks, and, more importantly, increases the chance that a lost pet will be found and returned to its owner. The city of Burnsville utilizes American Boarding Kennels, 1102 Highway 13 E., to oversee its animal control issues. License applications are available at their location, the Burnsville Police Department and online at burnsville.org/pets. Discounts on license fees are offered to owners who have their pet spayed or neutered. A two-year license is $20 for a spayed or neutered pet, and $30 for non-spayed or neutered. Info: 952-894-3647.

Burnsville residents, business leaders and others interested in learning more about the future of the city of Burnsville – as well as taking a look back at 2011 – are invited to the annual State of the City address 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The keynote speech given by Mayor Elizabeth Kautz (scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.) is open to the public. The mayor’s speech will touch on Burnsville’s focus to stay economically competitive as well as maintaining quality-of-life amenities that attract both businesses and families. A luncheon will follow the address. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $25 per person. Preregistration is required at least 24 hours in advance. The city of Burnsville and the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce present the State of the City annually. Advance registration is available through the Chamber of Commerce website at burnsvillechamber.com. Info: 952-435-6000.

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 1960s and makes it his life mission to collect every type of memorabilia imaginable. Today the massive collection is on display in a city that has long celebrated the Man of Steel’s history. The museum doesn’t exist because Metropolis celebrates the pulp fiction icon, it exists because one man had a passion for a slice of Americana and has pursued it. Operating the museum is not his life’s work, it is a passion he has made time, and money, available to for decades.

Basilica of St. Mary choir to perform at Lakeville church The 90-voice Cathedral Choir of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, under the direction of Teri Larson, will present a concert of sacred music featuring Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre, along with organist Christopher Stroh. Titled “Faith to Love: Songs to Celebrate the Journey” this concert of contemporary and traditional music will be performed 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, All Saints Catholic Church. 19795 Holyoke Ave., in Lakeville. The choir, one of the largest and

How many people have that kind of passion about anything? How many people get to act upon it? Not enough of us, I suspect. I enjoyed my museum visit, but didn’t drive away from Metropolis with a newfound enjoyment of Superman’s comic book, television and big screen adventures. I did, however, leave town with a sense of appreciation and awe for one man’s passion and the tourist attraction that exists today because of it. I didn’t expect the history of Superman to have a profound effect upon me, but I have pondered what is and isn’t most important in my life since that Saturday morning not so long ago. Now I have to figure out how to expunge the kryptonite from my day-to-day existence.

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music schools in the world actually.” His journey netted more than 45 prizes, culminating in $25,000 in cash, drum kits and equipment, as well as coveted endorsements by manufacturers of his choice – not to mention the international notoriety that comes with such an accomplishment. “This year I started in Boston since I was living there,” Bouvet said of the varying levels of competition to reach the Rowland V event. The district competition was in Natick, Mass., while the regional event was in Brooklyn, N.Y. According to Bouvet, climbing the ladder to the top involved winning each of these levels at music stores in different locations. Bouvet was among around 4,500 in the country competing in separate district competitions. Bouvet said he went through five rounds before advancing to the regional and national competition. “This is a huge deal,” Bouvet said. “This is the biggest drum competition in the world.” The Roland competition followed a similar path, which included wins at different levels before he was able to advance to the Rowland V competition. He was fighting for the world championship, representing the U.S.A. A total of 16 countries were represented, and he came away with the silver medal. Norway won gold, and the Czech Republic won the bronze. “I won the United States competition and was the U.S. representative for the international competition,” Bouvet said.

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Bouvet performed a routine during the 2011 Rowland V drum competition in Las Vegas in August. The Lakeville drummer competed in the Rowland V competition in 2012 in Anaheim, Calif, winning second place. (Submitted photo) According to Bouvet, his mother was the one who encouraged him along the way since beginning at the young age of 9. As a musician herself, he said that she was the music director at the family’s church. “My whole family has been extremely supportive,” Bouvet said of his mother and the rest of his family. “They have just been really happy for me and really excit-

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Hwy 13 project FROM PAGE 1 According to J.P. Gillach, MnDOT public communications and business liaison, the road received a “poor” rating by the transportation department, which prompted the project as part of the Better Roads for Minnesota program. He added that the road is expected to last up to 20 years. Burnsville and Eagan officials, as well as Mendota Heights, are working with MnDOT to mitigate accessibility and road closures. Gillach said the construction will be done in segments to help keep most of the four-lane road open to citizens and commercial trucking. More than 45,000 vehicles use the road daily, according to Gillach, with around 36,000 using it near its I-35W intersection in Burnsville

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Burnsville and Eagan “First of all, we need it. It is a great project for the city,” said Steve Albrecht, Burnsville Public Works director. “Anytime you do a project like that, with all of our intersections, there is going to potential, intermittent closures of access during the project.” Addressing the main concern for the city for its citizens, Albrecht added that though there may have to be some lane

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Dakota Communities hires new President & CEO Julie Manworren brings more than 25 years leadership experience BY MATTHEW HANKEY SUN NEWSPAPERS After four days on the job, a lesser person might have asked themselves, “What have I got myself into?” But new Dakota Communities President and CEO Julie Manworren is no ordinary leader though she admits she has much to learn about her new position. The Minneapolis resident took over leadership of the Eagan-based nonprofit organization Monday, Jan. 30. “Every day this week, by the end of the day, my brain feels like a sponge that’s completely sopping wet,” admitted Manworren. “I’m looking forward to just reaching saturation, not spillage.” Manworren brings more than 25 years of leading nonprofits throughout the Twin Cities metro, including most recently serving as the Simpson

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affirming,” Manworren said. “Dakota Communities really lives that value for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a fierce and amazing way and have demonstrated that over time.” The nonprofit will celebrate four decades of service this May and hiring Julie Manworren Manworren’s makes her the fourth president and CEO in its history. She succeeds Paula Hart, who served as president and CEO 2005-2011. “I like to honor the contributions of other people and the history, as well as looking to the future and this organization, in our fortieth year, has a remarkable history and has made gigantic contributions to the field and to people we serve,” she said. “It’s an honor to be able to represent that to the community.” Manworren has had discussions with the Dakota County Board of Directors regarding how to accommodate its nearly 300 residents in 33 residential settings throughout the Twin

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Lakeville Fire Department report, house fire tips From Jan. 23 to Jan. 29, members of the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service: one building fire, one motor vehicle accident, eight false alarms and seven good intents. Fire Prevention Tip The LFD has identified three important actions that residents can take to reduce their risk of injury from a home fire: - Make sure your home has properly installed and working smoke alarms. - Plan and practice a fire escape plan. - In case of a fire, get out and stay out. Going back into a burning home can be deadly.

Dakota County Sheriff’s Office to host Citizen Academy The Dakota County Sheriff ’s Office has announced the creation of an eight-week “Citizen Academy.” The academy will be held on eight consecutive 6-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 1 and concluding April 19. Training locations will vary. This educational and informative program has been designed so that citizens can learn more about the issues facing law enforcement in local communities. DCSO officials believe that providing insight into the philosophy and operations of the office will build stronger ties with citizens and help them to better understand the law enforcement objectives. Among the topics to be covered during the course of the academy include a history of the sheriff ’s office, use of force, traffic stops, searching and handcuffing procedures, the driving while impaired process, laws of arrest, criminal charging process, judicial process, special weapons and tactical teams (SWAT), Taser demonstrations, canine demonstration, crime scene processing, Internet crime, and an overview of the Dakota County Jail. Info: 651-438-4721.


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K & E Coggins Estate Auction #2

Miscellaneous Books, Variety of Baseball Caps, Hamilton Beach Blender, Wood Box Duck, Miscellaneous Office and Electronic Supplies, Koa Wood Bottle Stand, Car Cookie Jar, Meat Grinders, Ceramic Cars, Christmas Decorations, CribDerby Tray, Loon Dishes, Type Writer, Photo Printer, Car Covers in Bags, Tackle Box, Fishing Poles, Garden Lights, Raft w/ Paddles, Weight Bench, Eureka Vacuum and MORE!!!

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CMC V Groove Overstock Sale

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We Sell Your Stuff Inc. Auction #5

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A-OK Equipment & Supply

Propane Forklift, 1993 United Express Line Enclosed Trailer, Rol-Air 60 Gallon Air Compressor, Metal Cutting Band Saw, Wire Welder, Plasma Cutting System, High Pressure Pumping Station, 10 Inch Belt Drive Table Saw, Pallet Jack, Hydraulic Fitting Press, Water Heaters, Shelving, Electrical Boxes, Office Supplies, Furniture, Comdial Impact Phones, Bay Pump Station and Motor Frames, Tools and much MORE!!!

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GCS High End Electronics & Video Gaming

Portable DVD Player, CD + G Portable Karaoke Player, Portable CD Player, Life Chat LX, Sonic Maximizer, Theater Speaker Package, Speaker Package, Touchscreen Internet Tablet, Remote Start Kit w/ Keyless Entry, Flash Memory SD Camcorder, 7” LCD TV, XBOX 360 HD DVD Player, HD Radio Turner, Blu-Ray Disc Player, Digital TV converter Box w/ Analog Pass, Digital Clock Radio, Satellite Radio and MORE!!!

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Liquidation Warehouse #215

Suede 4 Piece Sectional, Chaise, Fireplace Mantle, HP 15.6 4 GB Notebook Computer, Green Bay Packers Hooded Sweatshirt, Metal 3D Decorative Flower, Home Theater System, Camping Beds, Kids Chain Drive John Deere Farm Tractor and Trailer, Itower Speaker Home Audio System, Indian Kids Ride-On Motorcycle, Oscillating Tower, Battery Operated Machine Gun, Wireless Keyboard, Radio Controlled Park Flyer and much MORE!!!

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JMS Elko Snap-On #4

Lube Guns, Batteries & Battery Charger, High Reach Supplementary Stand, Mini Utility Stand, Tool Kits, Battery Charger, Jump Starter, Steelman ChassisEar, Automotive Lockout Kit, Lock Pick Kit, Mac Creeper, Truck Dollies, Air Operated Evacuator, Funnel Buddy, Wrench, Drill w/ Charger, Shop Cart, Power Screw Driver, Deluxe Hubcap & Wheel Lock Removal Kit, Universal Timing Kit, Volt tester and MUCH MORE!!!

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GFM Construction Auction

Unisaw, Table Saw, Contractor Saw, Master Power Trowel, Sawbuck, Mward Seeking Outobard Motor, Grass Trimmer, Snow Blower, Hammer Staples, Dewalt Drill, Concrete Bits, Saw Blades, Corbic Flood Light, Portable Radio, Hard Hat and Hearing Protection, T Squares and Hanging Levels, Miscellaneous Hammers, flashlights and other Tools, Drywall Screw Gun, Tape Measures, Chalk Lines. Log on NOW!!!

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Fire Truck LS9000

Are you in charge of a fire department? Are you looking to add an additional Fire Truck to your station? Check out this auction as it has a 1976 Ford Fire Truck, Ford Detroit Diesel 671 Engine, 750 Gallon Tank, Waterous Pump, Pump Capacity 1,250, 30 Ft. Squirt Single Axle, Indicated 54,679 miles, 1,863 hours, and 33,000 GVW. Log on to www.K-Bid.com and check out this Fire Truck in more detail and make your BID!!!

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NorthStar Kimball February Consignments #1

Stainless LG Refrigerator/Freezer, White Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Pet Care Vacuum Cleaner, High Lift, Pallet Jack, Swivel Bar Stools, Small Refrigerator, Pancake Compressor, Yard Machine Mower, Snowblower, Children’s Ride On Toyota Glitter & Glamour, ATM Machine, LG Dryer, Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer, Exercise Machine, Window, ATV Plow, Batteries, Tires and more. Log on TODAY!!!

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K & E Coggins Estate Auction #3

Corner Cabinet w/ Glass Doors, Old Time Hutch, China Hutch, Poker Table, Cedar Chest w/ Cushioned Top, Kenmore Refrigerator, Toshiba Color Stream Theater, Mini Refrigerator, Televisions, Microwave, Corner Desk, Filing Cabinets, Plant Stand, Counter Top High Chairs, Folding Lounger Chairs, Grill Master, Patio Set, Floor Lamp, Stereo System, Variety of Electronics and much More. Log on to www.K-Bid.com NOW!!!

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Custom Sales & Consignment February Vehicles

2006 Chevy Aveo, 4 Door Hatchback, Runs and Drives Good, Excellent MPG; 2001 Mazda 626, Economical 4 Cyl, Runs and Drives; 1995 GMC Jimmy, 4wd, 4.3 L v6, Nice Body, Good Overall Condition; 1993 Olds Cutlass Ciera, Front Wheel Drive, Great for a Beginner Car; 2003 Ford Focus. If you are looking for a different vehicle or to add a vehicle log on to www.K-Bid.com to make your bid TODAY!!!

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East Central Auctions #12 Barbie Collection, Cambridge Area

Do you collect Barbie Dolls? This Auction is for you with the so many Barbie Dolls including: Harley-Davidson Motor Cycle, Evening Enchantment, Coca-Cola, Rapunzel, Yuletide Romance, Grand Ole Opry Country Rose, Holiday Voyage, Millennium, Holiday Home-Coming, Marilyn Hollywood Legends, Autumn Glory, Oscar Dela Renta, 40th Anniversary, Captain Carnival, Water Lily, Cinderella & much MORE!!!

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J.A.X. of Benson Sale #54

K2500 Plow truck, Collection of Wood Working Tools, Jet Band Saw, Jet Table Saw, ShopSmith, Jet dust Collector, Black and Decker, Delta, Dewalt, Rigid Porter Cable and other Varieties of brand name tools and equipment, Vintage toys, books, Harley collectables, Akro Agate dishes, Phonograph albums new in the wrapper and much more. Log on to www.K-Bid.com today to check out this auction and put your bid NOW!!!

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VandeKamp Auctions February 9

Curved Glass China Hutch, Formal Pedestal Dining Table, L-Shaped Computer Work Station, KLM Airlines Liquor Bottles Holland Houses, Rexall Framed Advetisement, Queen Ann Style Rolled Arm chair, Half Round Table, Coffee Table, Serving Trays, Ceramic Plant Stand, Digital Movie Camera, Variety of Kitchen Supplies and Home Décor, Sports Equipment, Camping Supplies and much more. Log on TODAY!!!

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VandeKamp Auctions February 9 #2

Jacobsen Textron HR-9510 Rotary Wing Mower, Liquid-cooled 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine, Mow up to 7 MPH, Parallel Cross-Flow Hydrostatic 4-Wheel Drive that prevents Tire Scuffing during Turns and Allows Smooth Variable Speed Control w/ Single Foot Pedal, Heavy Duty Bearings, Three Independent Hydraulic Lift Decks, Has 6 Pneumatic Deck Tires and 7 Newer Alligator Mulching Blades. Log on to view and make your BID!!!

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V-Man Bobcat, Contractor Tools & Equipment

2002 S300 Bobcat, Genie GR-15 Runabout Scissor Lift, Snacktron vending machine, scaffolding, several rolls of 6' and 8' chain link fencing, Variety of Bobcat Equipment, aluminum planking, cement tools, cement blankets, chain hoists, jack hammer, LP gas hose, Niagara #192 rotary forming machine, 40' ladder, propane heaters, safety lines, Tools and much more. Log on to www.K-Bid.com to make your bid NOW!!!

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WBL Know the Joy Antiques and Consignments

Mahogany Marble-Top Table, Roll Top Desk, Chinese Storage Trunk, Brass Bed Frame, Bronze Teakwood Flatware, Danish Side Chairs, Oak Sofa/Library Table, Grandfather Chair, 5 Drawer Modern Dresser, Leaf Gate Leg Table, Filigreed Tropical Hardwood Table, Set of Upholstered Arm Chairs, Queen Ann Coffee Table, Variety of Wall Art, Tea Set, Kewpie Dolls, Victorian Doll Bed and more. Log on today to BID!!!

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Mary Hawker Bakeman, owner of Park Genealogical Books, will explain how to use genealogical information to construct timelines that can help focus research in more productive ways 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. She is the editor of the MN Genealogical Journal, as well as the publication, MN Heritage – Back to the Sources. The Dakota County Genealogical Society sponsors the program. The meeting is free and open to the public. Info: 651-248-9251.

Alexander to perform at LV Area Arts Center Vocalist Jenn Alexander will perform at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, backed by a four-piece band that features strings, piano, and other acoustic instruments. Alexander is known locally as a wor-

ship leader for Hosanna Lutheran Church. The musical styles of Alexander’s songs vary as much as the subjects she tackles with humor, honesty, and grace. Individuals are encouraged to bring their Valentine or friends Tickets cost $15. Info: 952-985-4640.

Lakeville Park and Recreation programs The Lakeville Park and Recreation Department will be having the following programs this spring. Wild Ritter Winter Fun (no school ISD 194): Children 6-12 years of age can explore the outdoors in winter 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. Kids can build winter shelters, track animals, snowshoe, build bird feeders and look for early signs of spring The cost is $45. Backyard Maple Syruping: This class, for families and adults, is designed to teach participants about the process and supply ordering to be ready to make their own maple syrup. The class meets 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. The cost is $3 per person. Registration: 952-985-4600.

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Making Marines: Graduation The final installment in a series examining training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego BY DANIEL CALLAHAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Even on the temperate California coast, the time between dawn and the sun’s rising still brings with it a perceptible chill to the air. As the sun begins to crest the hills surrounding Camp Pendleton ordinary folks set about their work, one group of Marine Corps recruits are nearing the end of theirs. In near perfect unison, the recruits march across blacktop to take their places for a ceremony they’ve waited for since they began training more than 50 days earlier. This morning makes the formal review and graduation a few days hence seem almost a formality. Today is the day they receive a symbol they’ve been accepted. Accepted into the brotherhood of pride and honor that first drew them to the Marine Corps. MARINES: TO NEXT PAGE

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Above, graduation for Marines is a honored tradition, which was no exception for the Jan. 13 ceremoney at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. Below, after not seeing their family and friends for three months, the change sometimes can be unrecognizable for some. (Photos by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)


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Above, recruits march onto a parade ground at Camp Pendleton after completeing the Crucible, which consists of 54 hours of sleep and food deprivation, miles of hiking day and night. The end is met with the “Reeper,” a near-vertical climb. At top right, for some of the recruits that were presented with their emblem, tears streamed down their face with joy. Center right, during the graduation ceremony, the Marines from each company that were top of their classes were presented with a special honor. Below right, after completing the Crucible, the recruits became Marines when presented with their Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem. (Photos by Chris Dillmann – Sun Newspapers)

Marines FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Today they receive their eagle, globe and anchor emblem. And the title of United States Marine. Over the last 50 hours, with less than three full meals and running on fewer hours of sleep than the average afternoon nap, these recruits have hiked up mountains strapped to packs weighing 80 pounds or more. They’ve worked, sweated, and carried each other along together as a team through nearly 40 kilometers of hikes and up mountains. The capstone on months of training and exercises, the Crucible is known as the make or break moment, an event that leads into the end of their initial training phase. And, the reward that comes with it. That reward is enormous to a

recruit, who, for most of the last three months, has heard few kind words and even fewer that were not yelled. The drill instructors, who have guided the recruits to this point of success, place the emblem in their hand individually and give them a few quiet words of encouragement and congratulations before addressing the former recruit as Marine. Not a few eyes are damp as Navy Corpsmen, the medical personnel who work with the corps, walk up and down behind the recruits reminding the exhausted young men not to lock their knees and standing by for those moments when they might be needed. Those who walked onto the blacktop as recruits, exit to a hearty breakfast and a solid rest as Marines. A few days later, they’ll once again march across a parade ground, but this time it will be as Marines for their final review

before the commanding officers of the recruit depot as well as their families, friends and relatives, many of whom make the trip to San Diego to watch the final graduation. Those Marines of particular note will be recognized for their work during training There is work yet to be done; after a 10-day leave, they will return to the business of learning what it means to be a Marine through combat training and further education on their designation military occupation specialty. In the story of their transformation, the last chapter comes to a close, while their lives as United States Marines will not conclude. For more stories and photos from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego, visit www.MinnLocal.com and click the “Dan and Chris Go To Boot Camp” link on the homepage. CMYK


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Lakeville During Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies, 1,630 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,260 undergraduate degrees, 262 master’s degrees and 108 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees was Lakeville native Erin Follese. The following students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean’s list in honor of academic achievement fall semester 2011. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor. Those named include Lakeville natives Katelyn Bladel, Shannon Bladel, Michelle Branch, Cassie Cowler-Amoss, Anthony Enyi, Kiersten Logan, Ryan Mix, and Brittany Sellers.

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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 www.minnlocal.com 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 mricci@acnpapers.com. The newspaper will not accept submissions over the phone.

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Make and Take: Valentine’s Day Where: Dakota County Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley When: 10-11:30 a.m. Price: Free Info: 952-891-7045

Waggin’ Tales (Ages 5-10) Where: Dakota County Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price: Free Info: 651-450-2900

Beat Boxing for Tweens and Teens with SteppingStone Theater (Ages 1218) Where: Dakota County Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 2-3:30 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Info: 651-450-2900

Blogging for Moms and Dads Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville When: 2-3:30 Price: Free, registration required Info: 952-891-0300

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12 Sweetheart Belgian Waffle Breakfast Where: Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave., Lakeville When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Price: $7 adults, $5 kids 6-12, free kids 5 and younger Info: 952-985-4622 Dakota Valley Symphony Where: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville When: 3 p.m. Price: $15 adults, $12 seniors 55-plus, $5 students Info: 952-985-4680

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Red Cross Blood Drive Where: Dakota County Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville When: 2-7 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Info: 952-891-0360

Storytime for Babies Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville When: 10:15-11 a.m. Price: Free Info: 952-891-0300

Teen Writers Group Where: Dakota County Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 4-5:30 p.m. Price: Free Info: 651-450-2900

Storytime for 2s and 3s Where: Dakota County Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 10:15-10:45 a.m. Price: Free Info: 651-450-2900

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Lakeville Liquors Wine Academy: Wine Tasting Dinner W h e r e : Porterhouse Steak and Seafood, 11211 205th St. W., Lakeville When: 7 p.m. Price: $75 per person, plus registration Info: 952-985-4640 Yoga for Intermediates: Where: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Price: $48 per session (six classes per session) Info: 651-437-3191

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AARP Tax-Aide Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Price: Free Info: 952-891-0300 V o l u n t e e r Income Tax Assistance Where: Dakota County Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley When: 2-6:30 p.m. Price: Free Info: 952-891-7045

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LEGAL NOTICES assembly in the existing building located at 13000 Aldrich Avenue South.

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on February 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of Fabrics N Home Ltd., for a Conditional Use Permit to allow religious

The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Chris Slania (952) 895-4451 at the City of

City of Burnsville (Official Publication)

City of Burnsville Summary Budget Statement The purpose of this statement is to provide summary 2012 budget information of the City of Burnsville to interested citizens. The budget is published in accordance with MN Stat. Sec. 471.6965. The complete city budget may be examined at Burnsville Municipal Offices, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337 during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The City Council approved this budget on December 6, 2011. 2011 Original Budget

Budgeted General Funds Revenues General property taxes (net) Other taxes Special assessments Licenses & permits Intergovernmental revenues State Federal Other Charges for services Fines and forfeitures Interest earnings Other

2012 Adopted Budget

$ 26,652,711 1,213,000 2,333,338 1,539,052

$ 26,885,820 1,195,135 9,598,539 1,583,873

2,585,703 234,500 382,500 3,852,456 606,000 747,333 1,779,909

4,258,103 184,201 441,100 3,858,874 550,000 565,279 1,775,987

41,926,502

50,896,911

Total Revenues

Burnsville. Chris Slania On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission (Feb. 2 & 9, 2012) C3-FabricsNHome

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on February 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of Burnsville Training Properties LLC, for a concept and development stage Planned Unit Development to use an existing building as a recreation and entertainment facility for ProKart, Inc., located at14350 Rosemount Drive. The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Chris Slania (952) 895-4451 at the City of Burnsville. Chris Slania On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission (Feb. 2 & 9, 2012) C3-BvilleTrainingProperties

Public Notice of Auction (Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE OF STORED PROPERTY TO COLLECT UNPAID RENT TO THE PERSONS NAMED BELOW AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CONCERN: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: that you and each of you has not paid the amount pursuant to your rental agreement by the date you were notified. Therefore, your rental property will be sold. Unless you contact our office on or before 10 A.M. the 16th day of March 2012 and pay the full amount owing your property will be sold at an advertised public auction held on the 20th day of March 2012 at Approximately 2:30 PM at GOPHER MINI & OUTSIDE STORAGE, 10685 165th ST. W., LAKEVILLE, MN 55044. Any payment you make prior to that date will be the full amount due and that payment shall be by certified check or cash.

Program Expenditures Current expenditures General government Public safety Streets and highways Culture and recreation Conservation of natural resources Economic development Other unallocated Capital outlay

4,619,533 18,207,265 3,542,836 3,953,595 921,096 174,423 605,750 10,750,918

4,672,363 18,129,525 3,676,743 3,988,105 948,193 173,959 589,590 20,426,950

Total Program Expenditures

42,775,416

52,605,428

556,764

3,489,800 620,556

556,764

4,110,356

4,321,338 1,571,853

2,843,613 1,457,244

5,893,191

4,300,857

Brad Fredrickson - Unit B36 - Miscellaneous Items Robert Crumine - Unit D53 - Miscellaneous Items

Other Financing Sources Proceeds from bond sales Interfund transfers - net Total Other Financing Sources Other Financing Uses Debt Service - Principal Interest and Fiscal Charges Total Other Financing Uses Increase (Decrease) in Fund Balance Change in Fund Balance General Fund Infrastructure Trust Fund Reserves Debt Service Funds Other General Operating Funds

Property Tax Levy General purposes Tax abatement Debt service EDA levy

$ (6,185,341)

$

(1,899,018)

$

(855,150) (2,717,193) (1,913,541) (699,457)

$

(464,685) (1,068,033) (245,294) (121,006)

$ (6,185,341)

$

(1,899,018)

$ 25,902,711 315,000 1,180,000 460,000

$ 24,981,982 330,000 1,036,838 485,000

$ 27,857,711

$ 26,833,820

(Feb. 9, 2012) C3-BV2012SummaryBudget

Lorraine Givens - Unit F239 - Miscellaneous Items Eloise English - Unit C24 - Miscellaneous Items

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City of Burnsville (Official Publication) ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2012 WELL REHABILITATION PROJECT CITY PROJECT NO. 12-304 FOR THE CITY OF BURNSVILLE DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Burnsville at the office of the City Clerk until 11:00 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February

28, 2012, at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337, and will be publicly opened and read aloud at said time and place by representatives of the City. Bids arriving after the designated time will be returned unopened.

Construction Bulletin: February 6, 2012 and February 13, 2012

Said proposals are for the furnishing of all materials and labor associated with the rehabilitation of Municipal Well No. 6 and pump and appurtenant work.

(Official Publication) The contents of the following storage units will be sold to the public using sealed bids. Sale and viewing will be held at 11:00am on 03/16/12 at the U-Haul Center of Burnsville, located at 1630 West Hwy13, Burnsville, MN 55337

Substantial completion of the project is desired on or before August 1, 2012, and is defined as all well and pump rehabilitation completed and wells in service and pumping to the system. Final completion of the project is desired on or before September 1, 2012. The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications as prepared by WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, which are on file with the City Clerk of Burnsville and may be seen at the office of the Consulting Engineers or at the office of the City Clerk. Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 by inputting Quest project #1859643 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications may be obtained from the Consulting Engineers, WSB & Associates, Inc., 701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55416, for a nonrefundable fee of $60.00 per set, check payable to WSB & Associates, Inc. Bids will only be accepted from Contractors who purchase digital or paper Bidding Documents as specified above. Bids shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, bidder’s bond, or certified check payable to the City of Burnsville, for not less than five (5) percent of the amount of such bid, which shall be forfeited to the City of Burnsville, in the event that the bidder fails to enter into a contract. Bidder’s bond must include certified copy of the power of attorney. For bonding purposes, the bid shall be the total of Base Bid items and Alternative Bid items for completed construction, as indicated on the Bid form. No bids will be considered unless sealed and filed with the City of Burnsville, together with the bid security, in an opaque envelope which shall be plainly marked with the project title and the name and address of the Bidder. If a bid is to be mailed to the City of Burnsville, the bid envelope should be sealed in a regular mailing envelope. Bid security of the three lowest Bidders will be retained until the contract has been awarded and executed, but not longer than sixty (60) days from the date of opening bids. The City of Burnsville reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities. No Bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the bid opening. DATED: January 25, 2012 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL s/s Macheal Brooks Deputy City Clerk City of Burnsville PUBLISHED IN THE: Sun Current: February 2, 2012 and February 9, 2012

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Public Notice of Auction

Unit number 1125 leased by Tamera Knutson Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 198.00 Unit number 2133 leased by John Herbert Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 259.95 Unit number 3045 leased by Shayne Shaw Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 88.65 Unit number 3056 leased by Lawrence Teah Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 335.90 Unit number 3137 leased by Douglas Brown Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 124.95 Unit number 2950 leased by Dan Timmons Miscellaneous household and personal goods Amount Due $ 2,168.27 (Feb. 9 & 16, 2012) C3-UHaulMar16Sale

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: Burnsville Ale House Principal Place of Business: 3809 Highway 13 West, 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: Burnsville Restaurant Group, LLC, 5251 W. 73rd Street, Suite F, Edina, MN 55439 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: January 12, 2012 /s/ Eric B. Brever, Authorized Attorney (Feb. 9 & 16, 2012) C3-BVAleHouse

Public Notice (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 February 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: C044 - Jackson, Leslie; C051 - Zepeda, Rachel; C064 - Brown, Tiron; C070 - Bostick, Vincent; C088 - Grass, Mike; C121 - Gamble, Towonner; C125 - Jones, Tynell; D047 - Abdi, Said; D059 - Ness, Laura; D066 - Tesfaye, Samuel; E098 Swisher, Dylan; E101 - Richardson, Diane; E112 - Kenific, Kevin; E122 Auger, Margaret. (Feb. 9 & 16, 2012) PS 34104 C3-BV-Feb27 Auction

Public Notice (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 February 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: 3018 - Plissken, Robert; 4125 - Platzer, Dan; 4313 - Adams, Katie; 4335 - Alston, Dana; 4488 - Hawkins, Andre; 4707 Thunder, Elizabeth; 4728 - Strunk, Jennifer; 4761 - Plissken, Kristine. (Feb. 9 & 16, 2012) PS 08304 C3-BV-Feb27 Auction

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BASKETBALL BATTLE No. 1-ranked Eastview and third-ranked Lakeville North will meet in a South Suburban Conference boys basketball game at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Eastview High School.

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Panthers pound Burnsville, clinch SSC

Lakeville teams top 2 seeds in girls hockey section

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Lakeville North had 42 shots on goal against Burnsville. Sophomore forwards Alexis Joyce (two goals, one assist) and Christi Vetter (one goal, two assists) had three-point games. “Now that we have everybody back, we have a lot of depth,” said senior forward Madison Solheid, who had a goal and assist against Burnsville. “We can play four lines in the third period, and not a lot of teams can do that. I think that’s a big

If Lakeville South is to win the Section 1AA girls hockey championship, the Cougars won’t have to look far to find their toughest competition. It’s probably a couple of miles to the north, at Lakeville North. North was first and South second in the section seedings released Feb. 5. Lakeville South (19-5-1), which won 17 of its final 20 regular-season games after a 2-2-1 start, played seventh-seeded Owatonna in the Section 1AA quarterfinals on Feb. 8, after this edition went to press. If the Cougars win, they will play No. 3 seed Rochester Mayo or sixth-seeded Winona in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Hasse Arena. A Lakeville South-Lakeville North showdown in the section playoffs couldn’t happen until the championship game, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Four Seasons Arena in Owatonna. The Cougars have gone to the state tournament two of the last three years. South Suburban Conference champion Lakeville North (see story elsewhere in this section) went to state in 2010. Lakeville South shut out four of its last seven regular-season opponents, including Prior Lake 4-0 on Feb. 4. Three Cougars players – K.K. Naasz, Morgan Morse and Ari Reid – had 30 points or more in the regular season, and Reid scored a team-high 21 goals. Apple Valley (12-12-1) drew the third seed in Section 3AA and played defending champion Rosemount (8-13-4) in a Feb. 8 quarterfinal game. The teams played three times during the regular season,

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BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS It’s been a tough 12 months for Lakeville North’s girls hockey team, but with difficult trials come great rewards. The Panthers’ 7-1 victory at Burnsville on Feb. 4 clinched their school’s first conference girls hockey championship. After experiencing a wide range of emotions over the last year, they go into the Section 1AA playoffs this week happy and confident. It’s a marked contrast to February 2011 when they were unsettled by a serious injury to their head coach, then devastated by a triple-overtime loss in the section semifinals. “We peaked at the right time,” said North coach Buck Kochevar, whose team won 14 of its final 16 regularseason games. “We started slow this year, had some injuries, but the girls battled through all that. In our last two games, we could see they were working really hard.” North (19-5-1 overall) went into the Burnsville game needing a victory to hold off Eagan and Lakeville South in a race to the wire in the South Suburban Conference. The Panthers finished 14-2-1 in the league, edging Eagan (13-2-2) and Lakeville South (13-3-1). The Panthers also earned the top seed in the Section 1AA tournament and played Rochester John Marshall or Rochester Century in a quarterfinal game Feb. 8.

Lakeville North’s Alexis Joyce (foreground) tries to block a pass by Burnsville’s Megan Ellingson. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy – Sun Newspapers) If North wins, it will play Dodge County or Farmington in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Ames Arena. Defending section champion Lakeville South is the No. 2 seed in Section 1AA. Earlier last week, North crushed Breck, the top-ranked team in Class A, 7-1. “Our D-zone and goaltending have been good all year,” Kochevar said. “Now we’re seeing our kids going hard to the net.”


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Hockey FROM PREVIOUS PAGE advantage for us.” Burnsville sophomore Britta Nelson scored in the third period to break up Lakeville North goalie Cassie Alexander’s shutout bid. After going winless in its first nine games, the Blaze finished the regular season 911-5. Burnsville finished fifth in the South Suburban with a 57-5 record. It’s been an odd season for Kochevar, whose doctors have forbidden him from being on the ice during practice as he recovers from a skull fracture

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suffered in an on-ice accident in February 2011. He said his assistant coaches, including Rich Schrick and Steve Sabetti, have helped keep practices running while Kochevar observes from rinkside. The one-year on-ice ban expires Feb. 14, and Kochevar vows to be on the ice for practice Feb. 15. To have a practice Feb. 15, the Panthers must win their first two section playoff games. Considering the way they’ve played lately, that seems like a safe bet. “The goal all year has been to go to state,” Solheid said. “After what happened last year, we don’t want to have that feeling again.”

Riley Tousignant (10) of Lakeville North and Lindsey Coleman of Burnsville collide as they chase the puck during a Feb. 4 South Suburban Conference girls hockey game at Burnsville Ice Center. Lakeville North won 7-1 to clinch the conference championship.

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Podominick keeping Olympic hopes alive Former Lakeville High standout trying to make U.S. team in discus BY ANDY ROGERS – SUN NEWSPAPERS One of Lakeville’s favorite daughters is a few meters closer to realizing her Olympic dreams in 2012. Liz Podominick continues to spin the discus as far as possible and she’s been on a crazy trip since graduating from Lakeville High School in 2003. The list of Podominick’s athletic achievements in basketball and the throwing events in track in field is long. She helped Lakeville win state titles and set state track records. She was on the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team that played in the NCAA Final Four and set more school records for throwing. She zeroed in on the discus during her college career after realizing basketball wasn’t a long-term endeavor and her shot-put skills were beginning to plateau. “I have a better body type for discus,” she said. “It requires more quickness and explosiveness, if I use it correctly. It’s a lot more technical.” During a conversation with Kris Kuehl, fellow Minnesota track and field athlete who competed at the 2000 Olympics for discus, she decided to pur-

sue a spot on the Olympic team. “She said if you feel like you can get better, you’re having fun and you’re healthy, why not continue,” Podominick said. “I felt like I hadn’t reached my potential.” Podominick tried out for the 2008 Olympics, but fell short in the trial phase. During the fall of 2008, she started graduate school at Minnesota. Like throwing a discus, life has many ups and downs. A deep downturn came in the winter of 2008 when Podominick’s brother, Johnny, unexpectedly died. Her brother was one of her biggest fans attending every one of her basketball games in high school and college. After his death, she took some time off from the sport and evaluated whether or not she would continue competing. “He was always there to push me,” she said. “He always supported me. I was lucky to have him as a brother. I knew things would be very hard without him, but I thought it was the right way to honor his memory.” In spring 2009, she began her training back where it all started – with her high school throwing coach Rick Ringeisen. There she hoped to gain back her strength and heal a broken heart. She spent time coaching athletes with Lakeville North, nourishing her love of throwing the discus. “It was very rewarding,” she said. “It was fun to be a role model. It was fun to coach the guys. They wouldn’t really listen until they saw me throw.

“Being able to coach made me a better thrower. I would tell them to do things that I wasn’t doing either. It was a great way to give back to the program.” She moved to Colorado, a popular training ground for Olympians, two years ago to take a job with the USA Figure Skating Team and saw firsthand what it was like to train as an Olympian. At the 2011 USA Track and Field Championships in June she finished sixth in the discus and realized how close she was to qualifying for the Olympics. She continued to train, but working with the skating team required more than full-time hours leaving her little time to perfect her throws. She then contemplated resigning her job. “I have my whole life to work,” she said. “I can’t do all the athletic stuff later.” The USA Figure Skating team couldn’t bear the thought of losing her, so it retained her by creating a part-time position for her. Now she trains six days a week for four to six hours a day. She spends three days a week throwing in the morning and lifting weights in the afternoon. On the other days she does athletic drills to improve her explosiveness and overall fitness. “It’s exhausting,” she said. Her goal is to throw 62 meters and place in the top three at the Olympic trials, which is the most direct route to competing at the Olympics. She’s thrown for almost 58 meters before.

“I’m improving a lot by training full time,” Podominick said. “There’s a lot of things that have to fall into place and I hope God puts me in the right place at the right time.” She’s targeting a few track meets in Arizona later this year with hopes of qualifying. After years of throwing the discus, she still hasn’t mastered the art. She’s currently in Portland, Ore., working with a discus technician. “I’m making minor adjustments, but they should bring huge gains,” she said. Because she’s only working part time, her training has been a strain financially. She finds herself traveling for competition and for training often, which isn’t free. There’s also coaching fees and equipment. “Those add up,” she said. Her friends back home offered help in the form of a spaghetti dinner and silent auction held earlier this month at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville. “Not every athlete has this,” Podominick said. “So many people are asking what I’m doing and so many people have offered to help. It’s not easy for me to ask.” Proceeds will help defray the costs of training. For more information, call (952) 4694529 or email lizhope2012@gmail.com. Andy Rogers is sports editor of Thisweek Newspapers. He can be contacted at andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.


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Notebook: More student-athletes sign on dotted line

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BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Augustana College football coach Mike Aldrich is a Burnsville native, and when it comes to recruiting he apparently doesn’t forget where he came from. Although there were no Burnsville players in his 2012 recruiting class, Aldrich picked up several players from one suburb to the south. That includes the top receivers from Lakeville North and Lakeville South high schools. Lakeville North’s Charlie Hayes, who caught 60 passes for 1,033 yards last season, signed with the Vikings on Feb. 1. So did Lakeville South’s Matt Heller, who had 48 catches for 820 yards. The Augustana recruiting class also included Lakeville North quarterback Trey Heid, Lakeville South defensive back Nevin Andreas, Lakeville South defensive lineman Dillon Lampert and Eagan defensive back Grant Matthews. Fourteen Minnesotans signed to play football at Augustana, including Eden Prairie defensive lineman/linebacker Anthony King-Foreman, whose father is Minnesota Vikings all-time great Chuck Foreman. A story in last week’s Sun-Current

detailed some of the high school studentathletes who had made their college decisions in advance of National Signing Day. Several others announced their choices after that story went to press. Augustana, in Sioux Falls, S.D., also signed Lakeville North’s Taylor Brownrigg for women’s soccer. Also signing were two members of the North boys soccer team – Tyler David (St. Louis) and Connor Revsbeck (Western Illinois). Lakeville North senior Emma Erickson will compete in track and field at North Dakota. Eagan’s Aaron Roundtree and Joe Machachek joined five other football teammates to sign National Letters of Intent. Roundtree is going to North Dakota State College of Science and Machachek will play for MinnesotaCrookston. School of Environmental Studies senior Rachel Gratz will play women’s soccer at Concordia University in St. Paul. Apple Valley defensive lineman Zach Martens signed with the University of Missouri S&T (Science and Technology) to play football. Two Apple Valley athletes signed to

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play women’s soccer, Lauren Hoeppner at Minnesota State, Mankato, and Anna Edgren at Bemidji State. Also announced last week was Apple Valley senior Liz Hermes’ commitment to the College of St. Benedict, where she will play women’s hockey. Apple Valley girls hockey coach Don Erdall said Hermes is the first Eagles player in three years to go to play in college. Katie Supplee of Eagan, a senior at Visitation in Mendota Heights, will go to Luther College to play volleyball and compete in track and field.

ExCEL Award winners Two students from schools in the South Suburban Conference are part of the Minnesota State High School League’s 2012 ExCEL Award class. Daniel Spika of Eastview and Sylesh Volla of Eagan are among 32 students being honored this year. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) awards go to juniors who participate in MSHSL athletic and/or fine arts activities, hold leadership positions in their schools and work voluntarily in their communities. Each MSHSL member school can nominate one girl and one boy each year.

with Rosemount winning all three. Sophomore forward Erica Power was a 20-goal scorer for Apple Valley in the regular season. The Apple Valley-Rosemount winner will play Park of Cottage Grove or Burnsville in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday. Burnsville started slowly this season, going winless in its first nine games, but recovered and took a 9-11-5 record into its Feb. 8 quarterfinal game at Park. Lindsey Coleman and Briita Nelson had 14 and 12 goals in the regular season for Burnsville. South Suburban Conference teams were No. 1 seeds in two sections – Eagan in Section 3AA and Lakeville North in 1AA. Last year two SSC teams qualified for the state tournament but both lost in the Class AA quarterfinals. Lakeville South and Rosemount then met in the consolation semifinals, with South winning 3-2. Lakeville South went on to place sixth at state. A current SSC member has not been in a state girls hockey championship game since 2001, when Bloomington Jefferson won the Class AA championship.


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