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Checkmate! Byrne chess team thrives Team beats junior high teams for first time in state history BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS

William Byrne Elementary chess team students present the School Chess Association State Team First Place Co-Champion trophy to Principal Lyle Bomsta. (Photo by Jennie Olson • Sun Newspapers)

William Byrne Elementary STEM School sixth-grader Tyler Ofstad has been playing chess since he was in kindergarten. “I like the whole concept of the game,” Tyler said. “It’s elaborate, and in a way it’s like life, because you don’t know what life will throw at you, and you don’t know what your opponent will play.”

Tyler didn’t know what life was going to throw at him when he entered the Minnesota Junior High Chess League tournament with seven other William Byrne teammates, a tournament that was intended to help the elementary students get experience competing with advanced players. When the elementary school team won the south metro division against the junior high teams during the first week of March, it set state records. “We put them into a junior high league to get some experience, and they ended up winCHESS TEAM: TO PAGE 16

Gardeners look to save money, resources this season Bachman’s and Pahl’s Market dish about latest gardening trends BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS After a long, cruel winter, you’ll be hard pressed to find a Minnesotan who doesn’t long for the smell of spring flowers or the sound of cheerful birds.

But as people begin planning their gardens this year there’s one trend that is emerging stronger than ever – saving money and resources. Here are some ways that people are being economically and environmentally friendly this season.

Vertical gardening Vertical gardening means gardening with upright structures such as fences, trellises, tiered-raised beds, and walls, which are especially useful for growing

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flowering vines. This helps to save space, increase air circulation and add variety. To mix it up, gardeners are also opting for hanging baskets and containers. “We have done vertical gardening, and we’re just starting to get that stuff in,” said Apple Valley’s Pahl’s Market Manager Patti Smith. “We’ve done a few in our green house, but vertical gardening is quite interesting.” The Minneapolis Macy’s flower show, Gardens by Bachman’s, had the theme

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“Towers of Flowers” this year to emphasize this trend. According to Chief Executive Officer Dale Bachman, vertical gardening has been especially popular in Europe. He suggested using the new Wally modular living wall system from the Wooly Pocket Garden Company when planting vertical gardens. This structure is also eco-friendly because it’s made of recycled plastic water bottles. GARDENING: TO PAGE 15





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Watercolor art exhibit The Lakeville Area Arts Center, at 20965 Holyoke Ave., is currently featuring an exhibit of watercolor paintings by artist Richard Graves 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays until April 25. The topics for Graves’ paintings are primarily landscapes, seascapes, and architectural elements. For more information about this exhibit, or to arrange evening viewing hours, call 952-985-4640.

Burnsville garage sale Members of the Lakeville South High School concert band departed March 25 for eight days of concerts and touring in northern Italy. The group stayed in the Cinque Terre, Florence and Lake Como region. The tour included stops at the leaning tower of Pisa, the Duomos of Florence and Milan and the medieval hill town of San Gimignano. The band played concerts in two twelfth century churches and a midday concert in the town square in Menaggio before supportive and enthusiastic crowds. The tour concluded with a private boat tour of Lake Como before the band departed for home. (Submitted photo)

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Burnsville Council mulls election to fill Crichton seat Decision could be made at April 19 meeting BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Charlie Crichton left some big shoes to fill on the Burnsville City Council, but for now, the city is looking to fill his seat. Councilmembers discussed options Tuesday, April 5, to fill its now-vacant seat. City Attorney Joel Jamnik informed the council at the beginning of the discussion that city is obligated under state statute to fill a vacant seat by appointment, and that the city currently has no ordinance for special elections to fill a vacancy as an alternative. Jamnik further added that the council could either follow the statue and appoint an individual or direct its staff to prepare for a special election. City Council member Dan Kealey addressed his fellow members by speaking against appointing. Appointing an individual would result in four open seats out of five during the November

City Council 2012 Burnsville City Council election,” Kealey said. “That is too many seats on the council,” Kealey said. “I don’t really see appointment as an option.” But more important to Kealey was the legacy of his late colleague, Crichton, which he said would best be honored by way of an election. “The election process is how democracy is preserved,” he said. A primary would be automatically triggered should three or more individuals file for candidacy, a possibility to which Kealey indicated he was open. “I hope we have a lot of people run for the office,” he said. Mayor Elizabeth Kautz emphasized the need to preserve the integrity of the process as well, saying that many city residents would welcome an election. “I think I have heard from many of our constituents who think they should have a voice in the process,” Kautz said. “We need to make sure our constituents

can look at all of the candidates.” Council member Dan Gustafson echoed the mayor’s position. “I think that is the direction we should go,” he said. Gustafson had expressed some minor concern over the elected candidate having to go through the budget process, which council members later agreed would be beneficial for the elected person to experience. Council member Mary Sherry initially expressed some slight ambivalence with regard to following state statute with an appointment or holding a special election. “I have struggled with this,” she said. She added that the learning curve for someone coming into office and getting familiar with matters affecting the city is high, a topic other council members touched on as well. Sherry, however, stated that she felt it was critical the election process be followed. “There is so much of the term left that I think it is appropriate to have a special election,” she said in a follow-up interview, adding that she understands

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why the state statute exists but feels this case is an exception. Sherry also addressed the issue of cost, indicating that the city is of Burnsville is prepared for such situations. “This does not impact people’s taxes,” Sherry said. Burnsville’s undesignated reserve fund has $1.6 to $2 million, according to a staff member present at the meeting. Though the cost of a possible special primary and an inevitable special general election was not raised, it is out of this fund that the total cost will be covered. The council passed a motion directing Jamnik to prepare an ordinance and resolution that would allow the city to hold a special primary, if needed, and a special general election, which would also appropriate the funds out of the reserve fund. Jamnik will have the materials completed and ready for further action during the council’s April 19 meeting. No dates for either the possible special primary or the special general election have been set.





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Society preserving Eagan’s history one story at a time BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS Starks Saloon on Highways 149 and 55 has been around longer than almost any other business in Eagan. In 1865, Eagan resident Alexander Huard opened a dry good store and saloon as the halfway point between St. Paul and Hastings. Travelers would water their horses at this halfway house, which was also a popular spot for soldiers stationed at Fort Snelling. Gangster John Dillinger and members of the Ma Barker gang would also reportedly stop in the saloon on trips to the Twin Cities. But the saloon is not the only place in Eagan with an interesting history, and it’s the mission of the Eagan Historical Society to bring to light more of these stories to help interpret, collect, and preserve the history of Eagan for future generations. “It’s a group that is very enjoyable to work with,” said Eagan Communications Coordinator and Staff Liaison Joanna Foote. “There’s a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and we’re always looking for additional folks to come in and help preserve this history.”

Don Chapdelaine, a third generation of his family to live near Dodd Road, tells his grandsons about his memories of the area at the dedication of the Dodd Road Historical Marker last fall. (Submitted photo)

Educating the public The historical society meets the first Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are hosted 3:30-5 p.m. in the Eagan Room at City Hall. “We tell a lot of stories, but it’s also a good working group,” Foote said. “Often times we have people who have lived in the community for a very long time or are descendants of families that


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have been here that will come to a meeting or two and let us know their connection to the community. Often they’ll bring genealogies and photos they’ve been working on and share them with our collection.” Members of the historical society coordinate historical activities and events in the community. The group is preparing to host a booth at Showcase Eagan in June, a city event that brings together community organizations and city operations. The society will also be installing a bench at a newly created plaza next to the 1914 Town Hall this spring. The bench will be dedicated in honor of one of the historical society members who passed away this year. Another role of the historical society is assisting in the creation of displays and historical markers throughout the community, which remind and educate the public about Eagan’s history. “We’ve been trying to do one every year, but it obviously depends on funding because we are funded through the city of Eagan,” Foote said. Markers are placed at Threshers Field Park, the 1914 Town Hall, the intersection of Dodd Road and the Highline Trail, and a new one is coming to Robber’s Ravine Park this spring. The marker at Threshers Field Park talks about the history of farming and the tradition of threshing, which played an important role when Eagan was a farming community, Foote said. The marker at the 1914 Town Hall describes how the building was used. The building is now the museum for the Eagan Historical Society. “We have lots of displays and artifacts within, but we are only able to open it a couple times each year, so that marker helps us tell that story yearround,” Foote said.

The third marker, which was installed last summer, is on Dodd Road at the Highline Trail and talks about the history of the road itself and how it was built. Foote added that some of the farms and businesses along that route have been there since the 1860s. A fourth marker will be installed this spring once the ground has completely thawed. “That will be at Robbers Ravine Park, which is in south central Eagan,” Foote said. “It talks about the story of Farmer [Patrick] Quigley and his encounter with what he later realized were members of the Jesse James gang on their way to rob the Northfield [National] Bank.” Another historical marker in the works will be at the Lexington-Diffley Athletic field, which was owned by Louis Trapp during World War II. “[Trapp] leased some of that land so that pilots from Wold-Chamberlain Field could practice touch-and-go [landings],” Foote said. “They would do take-offs and landings, so they would touch down and take off immediately and go back up in the sky.” One of the historical society members who was a farmer at the time recalled counting more than 40 planes land and take off again one afternoon. “We are always in the process of collecting photographs, stories, and memories of Eagan from those who have lived here for many years,” Foote said.

Capturing recent history But history does not mean that it has to be 100 years old either. “One of our more recent realizations is that the era from 1960 to present has been less captured than some of the really old Eagan history,” Foote said, adding that they are now focusing on the late ‘50s and ‘60s when Eagan began to develop. “We have very little of those sorts of photos or recollections from people, so that’s at least another focus we’re working on.” One resident who has a first-person perspective on Eagan’s history is Don Chapdelaine, who has been a resident in Eagan for 80 years, and grew up on a farm that his grandfather owned near Highway 149 and Highway 55. Chapdelaine’s son also has five boys who are all in the area. “When I was very young we just had two paved roads: Jefferson Highway, which is now Highway 149, and Highway 13,” Chapdelaine said. “Highway 55 came up into Eagan, but it stopped at Jefferson Highway.” EAGAN: TO PAGE 14 – Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit project construction starts BY JEFF BARTHEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Looking to improve its transit options, Dakota County is taking a big step forward with its Cedar Avenue Bus rapid transit project. Construction for the project began this month. “The overall project has been a long time coming,â€? said Dakota County District 7 Commissioner Will Branning. Branning said the construction is the first time people can visibly see evidence of the project for themselves. According to the 2010 Cedar Avenue Transitway Implementation Plan Update Final Report, the project has been in development since the late 1990s. Construction began April 4 in Lakeville, where the outer southbound lane of Cedar was blocked off between 155th St. and Dodd Boulevard. Dakota County Construction Engineer Ross Beckwith said barriers should be up on both the northbound and southbound sides of Cedar by the end of April. From there, construction will gradually move upward into Apple Valley. The entire construction zone for the project will run from Dodd to 138th Street.

‘The overall project has been a long time coming.’ — Dakota County District 7 Commissioner Will Branning

Beckwith said the construction plans are broken up into two sections to be finished this year and next. “By November of this year, we’d like to be up just north of County Road 42.� Beckwith said. “Have it all done, the roadway itself, and the sidewalks, basically [we] hope to have everything done and pack up before it snows.� The goal, he said, is to complete the construction for the remainder of the Cedar bus rapid transit project corridor (from 42 to 138th) in a similar timeframe next year. Beckwith and his staff started construction by putting up the barriers. As the process moves forward, Beckwith’s crew will put up retaining walls. These walls are to be constructed at the edge of

people’s properties to widen the area they are working on so there is plenty of room for the corridor to be extended. Crews also look for any utilities that could be located in the area between the existing lane and the retaining wall. Branning said the bus rapid transit project project is necessary for the future of transportation in Dakota County. Bus rapid transit, he said, is similar to the light rail, only that constructing a light rail or new highway lanes across the Minnesota River is implausible. “We’re not going to build any highways,� Branning said. “With that in mind, we’ve had to establish a new transit system to help our residents get around and get to work efficiently.� Apple Valley City Manager Tom Lawell sees the benefits of the bus rapid transit project as well. “The project will provide greater transportation options for our residents as they travel the Cedar Avenue corridor,� Lawell said. “The corridor improvements will also create opportunities for businesses near the trans’stops to benefit.� With construction for the bus rapid

transit project taking place for seven or eight months both this year and next year, the opportunities this new transit system could provide will have to wait awhile. Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce President Ed Kearney believes businesses will not be affected much because of the construction. He noted that although parts of Cedar will lose one lane on each side, two-way traffic with one open lane for both northbound and southbound traffic would remain open. “We think [the construction] will be well organized,� he said. Kearney said there he projects zero to 10 percent drops in business for establishments along Cedar. An important part of assisting these businesses, he said, comes through advertising and signage to show that businesses are open and how to get to them. Kearney said they have done surveys to measure the impact and he is very optimistic that businesses won’t be affected much. “It should not affect regular customers,� he said. “We hope that the public continues dining, shopping and having fun in Apple Valley during construction.�

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A long journey, but reporter home at last BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS As of Monday, April 4, I began my new position as the Dakota County staff reporter for Sun Newspapers, and I have to say I could not be happier to be in the metro area doing what I enjoy doing – reporting and writing news, along with photography, proofreading, editing and a host of other duties that come with being in print media. My journey in the media field began after earning an associate’s degree in broadcasting from the former Brown Institute (quite a number of years ago) in Minneapolis. This led to covering a wide variety of news stories at radio stations in Devils Lake, N.D., Owatonna, and Hastings. As fun and challenging as broadcast news was for me during that time, it was the process of writing I found to be much more appealing and interesting. This prompted me to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications from Metropolitan State University. After two communications-related internships, as well as an interim managing editor position for a statewide publication, I began working as a newspaper editor in Kenyon, Minn. A great publisher (and mentor) allowed me to learn a great deal more about

CORRECTION Several figures in our recent story about Dakota County census data were incorrect. Apple Valley has grown by less than 4,000 since 2000, Lakeville grew by more than 12,000 since 2000, and Rosemount’s population actually reached 21,874 in 2010. The Sun-Current regrets the errors.

the print media business and the so-called tricks of the trade. After three-and-a-half years, and coinciding with the paper being sold, my career brought me to St. James, Minn., a larger community where I learned even more about the challenges we sometimes face in this business – in short: be accurate and do not get sued (tongue firmly in cheek). This period spanned over 10 years, so to now finally be covering my hometown of Burnsville and its neighboring south-of-the-river communities of Lakeville, Eagan, Apple Valley and Rosemount is a great feeling. Since the trend in this business is to go from smaller to larger markets, I feel fortunate to be home. Covering these communities, and the news that inherently comes with larger towns, is another great opportunity to expand upon my experience under the tutelage of my managing editor and grow with the company for many years to come. My transitions did not always come with ease, however, as my last position (in a completely unrelated field) had me working second and third shifts, as well as 12-hour shifts from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. since September. Truth be told, any job that allows one to support

himself, especially in a down economy, can be called a good one. I am simply thankful to be sleeping at night and waking up with the sun, as opposed to spending the majority of my daylight hours hiding out in what felt like a cave with blankets over windows to block out the sun. I’m sorry, but that is just not normal – at least for this sun worshipper. Now that all is relatively normal, I look forward to not only use my knowledge and experience to continue providing the necessary coverage that Sun Newspapers has been publishing for years but also to embrace the future of print media and the technology that comes with it. I like to think I’m not ill equipped for these upcoming (sooner or later) these technological challenges. Two years working as an audio-visual technician is experience that will pay off, this coupled with my own personal interest in computers and related technology. Modern technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy at times. For example, given my past experience and what I like to think of as an aptitude for electronic technology, I still only know how to make and receive calls on my

cell phone basically. I can save numbers and names, but that is about it. I need to consult my niece and nephew on such matters frequently. But the greatest challenges in this business aren’t necessarily challenges as opposed to opportunities to learn. After all, it is a reporter’s job to first learn the subject well enough to communicate it in words for the average person (including reporters mostly). This is fundamental to journalism and the one aspect that provides what is probably the highest reward. In other words, what does a man who was raised in a suburban/metro area know about competitive horse pulling or long haul trucking? I learned much more than I ever expected to about these subjects. Realizing that covering the communities I will be, I do not expect to run into those stories specifically, but I do anticipate encountering many new subjects to learn and report. And as long as I can inform our readers and from time to time educate and entertain them about members of their communities who may be involved in newsworthy endeavors. That makes it all worth it and enjoyable.

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Digging for St. Joseph after finally completing the sale gious jobs that somehow never caught After digging seven holes in the up to the rising cost of everyday living. front yard, I began praying to St. The American Dream we bought into Anthony to aid my in my search for St. seemed just out of reach, Joseph. as if some invisible I’d buried the small JOSEPH sadist was dangling our 1950s-era plastic statue baited hopes on a bamof my namesake saint PALMERSHEIM boo fishing pole purely last July. The act was Sun-Current for the delight in seeing the last item on a long Managing Editor our futile leaps and list of tasks to complete empty grabs. before transitioning We did everything we were told, yet from our Minneapolis house, which it wasn’t enough. The game changed. was about to go on the market, to my The world changed. Now, we needed to mother-in-law’s residence in change. Burnsville. With my wife pregnant and Walking into the house for the first our little girl fast approaching two, we time after we’d moved out was strange. decided it would be easier to leave the It wasn’t just that we’d spent the prior house than constantly keep it showweeks feverishly working to get it ready and cleaned. In retrospect, this ready to put on the market. It wasn’t was a good decision. that footfalls and other noises echoed Now, more than nine months after strangely off the barren walls and burying St. Joseph, I couldn’t find him. wood floors. It was something else – a I found a really impressive Junebug, sense, perhaps, that part of me had but the statue is still somewhere in the already let this place go as a part of my front yard. Sorry about that, Joseph. past, even though there was no eviSelling wasn’t easy, but we both felt it dence to suggest we’d be leaving perwas the responsible thing to do. We had manently anytime soon. done everything we’d been told we had It was a sense that the hard work to do to secure a comfortable, middlehad paid off, a sense that good things class existence. We’d gone to college and would happen if the prayers went to worked hard for degrees. We both the right place and St. Joseph worked worked long hours at allegedly presti-

his magic. It was a feeling that the 14 hours my father-in-law and I spent rebuilding a retaining wall were not spent in sticky-sweated vain; that the seemingly endless hours of interior painting were not some Sisyphus-like eternal torture. (Here’s a tip on painting stairs: don’t.) The initial excitement faded as the days on the market turned to weeks, which turned to months. Initially, I’d expected to have the house sold in a month, but this wasn’t to be. It was a sort of phony optimism I maintained despite knowing its falsity, a civilian version of the wartime lie about being home in time for Christmas. The showings came and went, with buyers in a buyer’s market examining a major part of our lives and finding it not up to snuff. After a while, I began to resent the calls about an upcoming showing, knowing that I would inevitably get e-mails saying how the property was “nice,” but not nice enough. It was if everything was conspiring against us: the worst housing market in recent memory, the Crosstown Reconstruction project outside our front door and the jet traffic. As if to add insult to injury, the street in front of the house was torn up a week after

we went on the market, and not replaced for several months. The gloom started to lift in February, when an offer was made on the house. We accepted, and thus buckled into the rollercoaster that is the closing process. “T’s” need to be crossed, “I’s” need to be dotted, and God help you if you make a mistake that goes to underwriting and sends the whole train back to the station to start over again. Eventually, the paper trail led us to a desk facing the couple that bought the house. With a series of pen strokes, we were free, and they were the proud owners of the little home that we’d hated to leave. As my wife and I walked out onto the sidewalk and into the bright afternoon sunshine, I was struck by how ambivalent I felt. The closing lacked the kind of finality and closure I’d hoped it would give us. This feeling turned into a semi-accurate premonition, as both buyer and seller had to re-sign several documents the next day owing to a clerical error. Maybe owning a house is like a modified version of that line from “Hotel California” by the Eagles: “You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave.”


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CITY NEWS Volunteers sought for commissions, committee The Burnsville City Council is seeking persons who are interested in serving the community as a member of a Commission or Committee. These positions are appointed and serve as advisory bodies to the City Council. All terms begin June 1, and are open to Burnsville residents ages 18 and older. Youth commission is open to a Burnsville resident who will be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2011. Memberships on the Economic Development Commission, Performing Arts Center Advisory Commission, and the Design Review Committee are open to nonresidents who have a business or own property in the City. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, and the City Council will conduct interviews for these appointments in May. Opportunities for service are available on the following advisory boards: • Economic Development Commission: Serves as an advisory body on economic development and business development issues. Openings: four regular members, three-year terms.


• Burnsville Performing Arts Center Advisory Commission: Serves as an advisory body, which reviews, researches, and makes recommendations on issues related to the operation of the Performing Arts Center. Openings: three regular members, three-year terms. • Planning Commission: Serves as an advisory body, which reviews, researches, and makes recommendations on issues related to land use and development. Openings: two regular members, one alternate member, three-year terms. • Design Review Committee (Heart of the City): Serves as an advisory body, which assists the City Council and staff in the design review of all developments with the Heart of the City (HOC) districts. Openings: three regular members (resident representatives), three-year terms. • Parks and Natural Resources Commission: Serves as an advisory body, which reviews and makes recommendations on issues related to park, recreation, and open space needs of the community and protection of Burnsville’s natural resources. Openings: two regular members, three-year term; two youth members, one-year term. Info:

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Public input sought for bike trail improvements at Lebanon Hills New entrance, paved parking among options BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Dakota County Parks is pedaling some options for bike trail upgrades at Lebanon Hills, and it needs public input to help steer the course of development. Along with a new entrance for its new location, upgrades such as a small picnic shelter, changing and restrooms, and a paved parking lot are among the new features mountain bikers and others are being asked to review and comment on during an upcoming public input meeting. Dakota County Parks and Open Space has scheduled the meeting 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road in Eagan. Those who attend will have a chance to review the upgrade designs and speak with consulting architects, as well as county staff. According to Park Operations Coordinator Katie Pata, the new trailhead will be very similar to the park system’s existing trailheads but with much more to offer than the existing site, which only features a crushed rock parking lot and a portable toilet. The new and enhanced trailhead will be located approximately 50 yards south of the present site. The existing site is located on Johnny Cake Ridge Road about one half mile south of Cliff Road in Eagan. Mountain biking currently accounts for the most use of the trailheads, followed by hiking, cross-country skiing and skate skiing, and it is not uncommon to see people come from such distances as Rochester and St. Cloud, Pata said. “[The] impact will be significant,” she said. “We already have the interest and the users. We want to support it.”

Clint Williams, an assistant manager at Penn Cycle in Eagan and frequent user of the trailhead, agrees with Pata in regard to the upgrades. “I think its obviously going to draw in more business,” Williams said about the trailhead, adding that there was a definite need for more space since he sees people come from all over the metropolitan area to use the mountain biking trails at Lebanon Hills. Williams conservatively estimated that about 20 to 30 percent of the store’s customers are specifically mountain bikers at the trailhead, which is about within two miles of his place of business. The existing park accommodates 30 to 40 vehicles. The new location, however, will nearly double that figure and be able to accommodate 60 vehicles on its new surface. “It will be a bituminous parking lot meeting our design standards for storm water retention,” Pata said, adding that the lot will also have painted parking stripes. Mountain bikers who ride the miles of rolling, single-lane and wooded bike trails especially should be looking forward to the upgrades as construction will also include “an additional 1 mile of beginner mountain bike trail and a skills park,” according to the Dakota County Parks website. Funding for the bike trail additions came from a separate trail grant administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Construction for the upgrades is expected to begin in August, at which time the focus will be the new paved parking lot and restroom, and construction on the separate trail is expected to begin at the same time. Some volunteer work, beyond the two projects, is expected to continue beyond August and into 2012.

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S.G.O Roofing and Construction of Lakeville recently earned a 2011 Firestone Master Contractor Award. The firm is among 262 commercial roofing contractors to receive the award this year. The Lakeville Chamber of Commerce recently added Michelle Shea to its staff. She will be responsible

for administrative projects, accounts payables and receivables, and welcoming visitors to the chamber’s office. Residents of the Timbers at Apple Valley, Home Instead Home Care and the Apple Valley community at large recently collected 628 pounds of Food and $626.00 in monetary donations for 360 Communities.

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EDUCATION LNHS People’s Fair Families, friends and neighbors can enjoy music, dance, exhibits, food, art and games at the People’s Fair in Lakeville. This year’s People’s Fair features programs and exhibits from public schools and community groups. The event takes place 4-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Lakeville North High School. Admission is free. Info: 952-232-2170.

Now and Then cabaret Lakeville North High School “Now and Then Singers” will be hosting a cabaret 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for a floor seat with dessert or $5 for a balcony seat. Info: 952-435-4036.

District 191 classes Bur nsville-Ea g an-Sava g e Community Education will host the following upcoming classes: • Students in kindergarten through third grade can act out their favorite stories, practice miming, learn staging techniques and much more through Broadway Kids, offered by Homeward Bound Theatre Company. The program runs 3:55-5:25 p.m., Fridays, April 29 through May 20, at Harriet Bishop Elementary in Savage. Register for these classes online by calling 952-707-4150.

District 194 classes Lakeville Area Community Education will host the following upcoming classes: • Students ages 11-15 can obtain an American Red Cross babysitter certification and a Babysitters Manual and CD at Babysitting: American Red Cross. The class is offered Monday, April 11, at Kenwood Trail Middle School; Tuesday, April 12, at Century Middle School; Thursday, April 14, at McGuire Middle School; and Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, at Lakeville North High School. • Boating Safety: Squadron Boating Course is available for ages 12 to adult. Completion of the class may qualify attendees for certification to operate a watercraft. The class meets 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 19 through May 3. • Write Your Own Will: Adults: Learn from the professionals about estates and wills then complete a legal will during class. The class meets Monday, April 18. • Learn how to pay off your consumer

debt, credit carts, car payments, and other expenses in Get Completely Out of Debt: Adults. The class meets Wednesday, April 20. • Improve your photography skills by learning from award-winning photographer Adam Grimm in NEW! In the Field Photography: Adults. The class meets April 21 through May 7. • Learn how food choices, blood sugar levels and fatty acids affect your energy and your ability to lose or maintain weight in Jump Start Your Metabolism: Adults. The class meets Wednesday, April 13. Register for these classes online at or call 952-232-2150.

District 196 classes Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Community Education will host the following upcoming class: • Kids ages 3-5 can participate in art projects, read books, sing songs, play instruments and dance at MiniMozarts and Pint-Size Picassos 1011:30 a.m., Thursday, April 14, at the Apple Valley Community Center. Cost is $20 and $15 for additional child. • Writing for Children (Getting Started) will be hosted 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at Falcon Ridge Middle School. Cost is $69. • Microsoft Word 2007: Getting Started teaches the basics of Word for those who are new to the program. The class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, at the District Service Center. Cost is $39. • Accidents and emergencies can happen to animals as well as people. Learn to be prepared at First Aid and CPR for Dogs, hosted 6:30-9 p.m., Monday, April 18, at Black Hawk Middle School. Cost is $50. • Be prepared with lifesaving skills at Lay Rescuer CPR-Adult, Child and Infant, meeting 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays, April 18 and 25, at Black Hawk Middle School. Register for these classes online at or call 651-423-7920.

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More than 30 local health and wellness vendors will be providing information at Red Pine Elementary’s second annual Family Health and Fitness Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, in the school’s gymnasium. The school is located at 530 Red Pine Lane in Eagan. Info: 651-423-7870.

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Passion for piano leads Apple Valley man to Paris BY JEFF BARTHEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Apple Valley resident Stephen Souder recently traveled to Paris to compete in the 22nd International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs. He practices at least three hours a day. (Photo by Jeff Barthel • Sun Newspapers)

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE satisfied with the overall experience of his trip. Some of his good fortune resulted from his pursuit of a place to practice. Stouder said the practice facility he was set up with consisted of two poorly crafted pianos in a gymnasium. Unhappy with this circumstance, he sought a new venue. Stouder said he called a piano store nearby his hotel. He was referred from there to the Yamaha Artist Studios Europe. He called YASE and was given an email address. As he was corresponding with a man via this e-mail connection he soon realized this man was Löic LaFontaine, last year’s winner of the same competition Stouder was in. “I said [to him], ‘I’ve listened to your video and thought you played fantastic and I just realized who you are,’” Stouder said. “He thanked me for the positive comments and said he’d get me set up to practice for four hours a day at the studios there.” Stouder was stunned and amazed upon his arrival at YASE. “They had four or five rooms that were soundproof and airtight. [Each room] had two gigantic, black Yamaha Concert Grand [Pianos] and they were so much fun,” he said. “Actually, about the most fun I had [in Paris] was practicing on those grands everyday.” Another benefit Stouder said he reaped from his Paris experiences is how to better understand the music of Maurice Ravel (a famous French composer and one of Stouder’s favorites). He learned more about Ravel and how to play his and other French piano pieces much better. “The [French] language itself gives you some clues as to how the music should sound, because the music sings and it uses the language,” Stouder said. “This was a nice opportunity to immerse [myself] in the culture and to understand everything.” Stouder said he recently has been

reading two books about Ravel. One author Stephen knows very well is his father, Dale H. Stouder. Dale has witnessed Stephen’s progression as a pianist and was especially amazed by a DVD Stephen recently sent to him. “He sent us the DVD of what he did to qualify for the Van Cliburn [competition],” Dale said. Van Cliburn is a famous American pianist. The competition is an event Stephen will be in this May. “I hadn’t heard [Stephen] play in a while and I’m telling you, he played as wonderful as anyone I could imagine including Van Cliburn himself.” Steven’s affection for music began in his elementary school years. He grew up in different states, including Minnesota, before his family settled in Virginia when he was nine. The first time he learned piano was in the fifth grade. Stouder was the first chair cellist and a pianist for his high school orchestra. He continued his musical pursuits in college, and graduated with a bachelor’s in piano performance in 1980. He earned his degree from Johns Hopkins upon the recommendation of the Faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. At his graduation ceremony, without knowing beforehand, Stouder received his diploma from one of his longtime musical idols. “Leonard Bernstein handed me my diploma,” he said. “That was a surprise. We knew that we were singing some of Bernstein’s songs, then Lenny showed up, gave us a speech and handed us our diplomas.” Bernstein was a famous American musician who conducted the New York Philharmonic and composed West Side Story, among other accomplishments. Stouder further elaborated on his high honor for him. “He was a genius, he could play the piano like nobody’s business, he was a fantastic conductor, he had perfect pitch,” Stouder said. “In the musical world, Leonard Bernstein was one of the – Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

biggest brains there was. He was very charismatic, just an incredible person in many ways.” Stouder has lived in his Apple Valley home for 28 years. Besides his practice at home, he has also been honing his skills at MacPhail Center for Music on Cedar Avenue in Apple Valley. Stouder said he has been going there for nearly a year. He began with a recital class and now takes personal lessons there as well. “My experience with MacPhail has been very good and it enables me to grow,” Stouder said. “You just can’t come out of a vacuum and perform in public. You’ve got to learn how to per-

form in public and get used to how to do that and MacPhail has provided that opportunity for me.” Stouder’s next major competition is the International Piano Competition for Outstading Amateurs May 23-29 at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas. Stouder said he has been preparing for three years. Dale has supreme confidence in his son. Steven will have an open recital 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at MacPhail. To see some of Stouder’s piano performances, visit his YouTube channel at For more info on MacPhail, go to

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Students Lindsey Lee and Luke Olson (not pictured) took a trip in the summer of 2010 to conduct an independent research expedition. They will present their trip at an event, free and open to the public, May 5 at the University of St. Thomas. (Submitted photo)

Two-student team examines evidence from 65-day canoe trip through Canada BY SARAH PETERSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS University of St. Thomas students Luke Olson of Apple Valley and Lindsey Lee of Fridley joined forces last summer

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE They have entered data into spreadsheets and analyzed about half of the water samples. Next steps for the team include putting data into charts and graphs, finishing the analysis of samples in the laboratory, and consulting with professors and experts to make conclusions. Both students are set to graduate from St. Thomas this year, Lee said. “We are finding some trends ... and we’re finding there is stuff in the water, but we haven’t interpreted what it means, where it’s coming from, why it’s there. ... It’ll be difficult to exactly pinpoint (causes). But our study is really strong because it is really extensive,” Lee said. She said some areas included in their study haven’t been researched before, so their data can act as a baseline record for reference in future years’ studies. Overall, the two said they had no regrets. “Maybe bring a little less food so we didn’t have to carry it all,” Olson said. “We had plenty of extra food; we still have leftover food. For some reason we ate about half as much as we thought we would,” Lee said. She said they sent back gear deemed unnecessary, because


If you go What: Summer 2010 Paddling Expeditions – Lindsey Lee and Luke Olson present their Canadian Waters Research Expedition trip, and Lucas Will presents his Superior Dream trip, where he circumnavigated Lake Superior. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. When: Refreshments are available at 6:30 p.m. and speakers begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Where: University of St. Thomas Campus, Owens Science Building, room 150 (also called 3M Auditorium) Cost: Free and open to the public.

Luke Olson of Apple Valley reels in a northern pike on a trip with fellow college student Lindsey Lee (not pictured) through Canada. The team was taking data to research how people and development have affected waterways through Canada. (Submitted photo) they had overpacked as a safety precaution. “We were able to do this trip because we had the support of a lot of people, so we’re really thankful for that,” Lee said. To learn more about the team, the research or the trip, visit

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Hughes, Thomas J. Thomas J. “Jerry” Hughes, age 79, of Burnsville, formerly of De Graff, MN, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the North Memorial Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Center. A devout man of faith, Jerry was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage and a resident of Burnsville for over forty years. Deeply devoted to his wife Anne, he was the father of 8 children, 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He shared his love of music with others, performing in hundreds of concerts in Minnesota and throughout the world. With Anne at his side, Jerry also performed for residents in local nursing homes and continued to entertain others even after Anne’s death in 2008. Jerry brought music and laughter to our family gatherings and holidays, and was without question, the leader of our band. Eternally reunited with Anne in heaven, we will miss his gentle smile, his contagious laughter, and his wisdom, but his song will live in our hearts forever. Jerry is preceded in death by his wife Anne and brother Michael. He is survived by children Daniel (Liz), John (Julie), Teresa (Tom), Melinda, Mike (Marianne), Steve (Shelly), Patricia (Bob), Chris (Michelle), and sisters Mary Ellen (Phil), Isabella (Stan) and brother Frank (Bonnie). Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 11, at 10 AM, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visitation at the CHURCH Sunday from 58 PM, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM. Visitation also on Monday from 9-10 AM. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter, 4550 W. 77th St., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55435. Arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home, 1220 E. 3rd Ave., Shakopee, MN 55379, 952-4452755.

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Minnesota cities and counties may soon regain the authority to grant variances in the way they did for years prior to a recent Supreme Court decision. The Minnesota House approved a bill April 4 that will allow local governments greater latitude to grant zoning variances. The League of Minnesota Cities and a group of allies lobbied for the measure to address the fallout from the lawsuit. A decision handed down by the Minnesota Supreme Court in July 2010 Krummenacher v. City of Minnetonka changed the landscape for variances. In that case, the court ruled, “a munic-

Machacek, Jeanette A. Jeanette A. Machacek, age 75, of Savage, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her sons. She was born in Green Isle, MN, August 6, 1935, the daughter of Guy and Margaret (Smith) Hert. Jeanette and Elmer Machacek were married September 27, 1958, in Veseli, MN. She had been employed by Cub Foods as a cashier, and United Parcel Services in the customer service department. Jeanett was currently a member of the Prior Lake V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 6208 and was a member and past president of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in Savage. She enjoyed playing bingo, and collecting coins for her grandkids. Survivors include her 3 sons, Jim of Savage, Bill and wife Jane of Eagan, Tim and wife Katie of Burnsville; 3 grandchildren, Erin, Joe, and Jack. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; son, John; parents; brothers, Francis and Billy. Visitation Saturday, April 9 from 12-2 PM, followed by Funeral Services at 2 PM, all at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville. Officiating at funeral service will be Pastor William Nordmark. Interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755.

ipality does not have the authority to grant a variance unless the applicant can show that her property cannot be put to a reasonable use without the variance.” That differed greatly from a 1989 decision that stated a variance could be granted if property owners “would like to use the property in a ‘reasonable manner’ that is prohibited by the ordinance.” In effect, the 2010 decision made it next to impossible for cities and townships to grant variances, except in rare circumstances. “The Krummenacher case actually took what was in practice here for a number of years in the state of Minnesota and made it illegal,” said Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, R-Sartell. He estimated that $45 million in construction projects in Minnesota were being held up because of the decision. The House bill is designed to clarify the current law so that cities and counties can use the standards that had been in place for decades prior to last year’s decision. The bill was amended in the committee process – over the objection of the League of Minnesota Cities – to leave the language for how and when conditions may be imposed as part of a variance in different forms for counties and cities. Because of the differences, the League

opposed the legislation as it appeared on the House floor. However, an agreement was reached when the bill came up for discussion to resolve those differences with matching language for cities and counties. That agreement was not drafted into amendment fast enough to make it into the House bill. But legislators made it clear a compromise had been agreed to and would be included in the bill when it came back from the Senate, according to the League. The League expects that a companion bill, sponsored by Sen. Gen Olson, RMinnetrista, will move through the Senate quickly and that Gov. Mark Dayton would sign the final bill. It had not been signed by the time this edition went to press. If approved, the new law would “finally clear statutory variance authority to cities,” according to a statement from the League. Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, did not vote for the House version of the bill – due to the language discrepancies between cities and counties – but is optimistic the Legislature will approve an adequate bill. He believes variances became an issue because the Minnesota Supreme Court in recent years has based its decisions less on intent and common sense interpretation of law.


because the only ways to get to Eagan were by the Mendota Bridge or Highway 110, but once Interstate 35 and Interstate 494 were built in the 1980s, Eagan grew very rapidly. “We built here with the idea that we were probably going to move, but when that decision came when we needed more space, we just enlarged the house,” Chapdelaine said. “The more we looked at it, we said, ‘Why do we want to move to another community when this one is being very well managed?’ I like the idea of having shopping centers and services available throughout the city rather than concentrating in a downtown area. Many people don’t know it, but Eagan is larger geographically in size than St. Paul, so it’s a very large community.” “There are many families who have been here since the 1850s and their lineage has remained,” Foote said. “Whether you’re a part of one of those families or a high schooler with interest in history and learning more about the place you live, I think this is a great way to do that.” For more information about the Eagan Historical Society, visit

FROM PAGE 4 Chapdelaine added that Yankee Doodle Road was only a narrow cut in between the hills, and it was so narrow that two trucks could hardly be on there at the same time. “There was no draining or water management, so it was usually quite impassable in the spring,” Chapdelaine said. “I remember us going over to my aunt’s who lived on Yankee Doodle between Pilot Knob and Highway 13, and we couldn’t return home on Yankee Doodle Road, and that was not uncommon.” For Chapdelaine, growing up in Eagan 80 years ago was a simpler time. “I didn’t learn to ride a bicycle until I was 13 or 14 because we just rode horses,” he said. “We weren’t going to ride a bike on a poor gravel road.” When Eagan was a township in the late 1960s, the town board began planning for development because they felt that Eagan was going to blossom, Chapdelaine said. The restriction came – Thursday, April 14, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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at Bachman’s because it’s hardy and adds vertical variety to the garden.

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When it comes to annuals, Daniels said that there’s a movement away from the pastel colors towards more vibrant colors. “Annuals are always hot because they give you quick color,� he said. Another color trend is mixing colors and varieties of plants. “We’re seeing it in annuals and perennials, but there’s a trend towards extra combinations, combining plants either with mixed colors or mixed varieties and different kinds of plants in the same planters,� Daniels said.

Edible gardens Bachman said that growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit is very popular right now and has been used as a way to be organic and economically friendly. For those who do not have a big yard, Bachman said that growing plants in containers is a way to still grow edible food, and the containers also provide multi-season color and purpose regardless of outdoor space. John Daniels, Bachman’s vice president of production and wholesale at the growing facility in Lakeville, said that fruit trees have also become popular the past few years, especially apple trees. “Bachman’s sells dwarf apple trees, which is your standard apple tree, but it’s grafted onto a dwarfing root stalk, which keeps the tree to a very controllable size. They work well for a smaller garden,� Daniels said. “Honeycrisp is the most popular one out there.� Pahl’s Market has also seen this trend emerging in the suburbs. “We’ve noticed a huge trend in people growing their own vegetables right now,� Smith said. “When the economy started going down, every year we sell more seeds and we sell more vegetables. What we’ve seen is people who have a perennial garden are switching it over to a vegetable garden.� She said that even if people only have a patio garden, they are growing tomatoes, peppers, peas and beans. For customers with a yard, which is necessary

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Apple Valley resident Penny Kastner walks around Pahl’s Market with her daughters, Quincy and Cleo. (Photo by Jennie Olson • Sun Newspapers) for carrots, onions, potatoes, and other root vegetables, Smith said Pahl’s Market helps people set up foot square gardens to help save space. “It’s amazing what can be produced in a small vegetable garden, especially if you take advantage of the early seasoning crops like peas and lettuce and then rotate into the summer crops,â€? Daniels said.

Perennials Smith said that perennials have been very popular the last few years because they come back every year, saving

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money. Another way that people are saving money is by finding lasting ways of adding variety. “We are going into fairy gardening and pottery displays intermixed with their gardens,� Smith said. “That’s what our master gardeners are all planning. They’re going into pottery because it shows color and interesting landscape where they don’t have to replace it every year.� “People want things that are tough and going to last and are relatively low maintenance,� Daniels said, adding that ornamental grass has been very popular

Other emerging trends are indoor and outdoor succulents that require minimal care and water and add texture and variety, Bachman said. Bachman said that orchids, ferns, and palms help to clean and purify the air, so they are a big trend for indoors, both in offices and homes. New indoor plants by Bachman’s include the blue Phalaenopsis Orchids and the tall flowering Phaius Tankervilliae Flower, Nun’s Orchid. New outdoor plants by Bachman’s are Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea and the Itoh Peony. The Itoh Peony is a hybrid between the traditional herbaceous peony and the tree peony and can produce up to 50 flowers on every plant. Bachman’s also has a new geranium series that’s a cross between traditional zonal geranium and the trailing geranium. One variety is called Caliente and the other is Calliope.

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Chess team FROM PAGE 1 ning the southern division in the playoffs, which is the first time that a pure elementary K-6 school has ever won and got into the playoffs seeded number one,” said Assistant Coach Dan McDowall. The elementary school didn’t stop there. They went on to compete in the district playoff tournament Sunday, March 20, against seven top-rated junior high teams. “We went to that tournament and the kids went 3-0 and won the whole tournament and beat all of them, setting another record that’s never been done [by an elementary school],” McDowall said. “I’m very proud of every one of these kids.” “It felt cool because there were so many schools and some had won the tournament more than we had,” said sixth grader Adam Swanson, who has been playing chess with William Byrne for three years. Other students on the team are sixth graders Joseph Mosoti, Brian Billman and Ryler McDowall; fifth graders Emma Hills and Siddharth Addagudi;

The William Byrne Elementary Chess Club meets every Monday afternoon to learn new strategies, problem solve, and develop friendships. (Photo by Jennie Olson • Sun Newspapers) and fourth grader Pratik Nehete. Tyler did not play in the playoff competition. The Minnesota State Chess Association will award the participating students with the tournament trophy Saturday, April 9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth. William Byrne also took first place in the 2011 Minnesota Statewide Elementary Championship through the School Chess Association. Students who participated in that tournament were sixth graders Joseph Mosoti, Jarett Mosoti, Adam Swanson, Brian Billman

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and Ryler McDowall; fifth graders Jenna Lichty, Matthew Helke, Nathan Stage and Emma Hills; and fourth grader Pratik Nehete. “We were very excited because we beat Capitol Hill [Magnet School in St. Paul] by tie-breakers, and they are a big rival,” Jenna said. She has been playing chess since her two brothers taught her to play in first grade. “I like chess because it’s fun, it makes you think, and I have friends in the class. You get to compete and win games, and sometimes you get trophies and medals. It’s a learning experience and is something extra to do.” The William Byrne chess club is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The 34 registered students are divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced groups and work under the direction of Head Coach Stan Kegel and McDowall. “We’ve got the full spectrum of kids,” Kegel said. “Some are in kindergarten or second grade and are dipping their toes and seeing if they like chess. We have all the way from that to very advanced players who have a lot of experience and are playing in scholastic and rated adult tournaments.” Kegel said that because they have such a wide range of skills and experi-

ences in the group, they have many things to cover in their meetings. Students who have little experience spend a lot of time on fundamentals and incorporate a lesson before they have playtime. Advanced players stay an additional hour covering advanced material and strategy. “A big part of the learning process is going over games with them,” Kegel said. “They write down moves and record them so we can talk about them later…It’s all a learning opportunity. For inexperienced players, we praise what they did well and look for ideas that are appropriate to the level they’re at.” “It requires strategy, and if you lose it’s fair and square because it’s not guessing or luck,” said Emma, who won her first trophy in first grade. “It works your mind and has that feeling of strategy.” “I really do enjoy watching them grow and progress,” Kegel said. “It’s fun watching how each kid develops their talent in a unique way. You also end up getting to know the families along the way so you end up with a personal connection. While the kids are playing in the tournament, the coaches are talking with the parents and getting to know them.” The chess club meets from 3-4 p.m. Mondays. For more information call 952707-3500.

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GCS 1989 Bayliner Ciera, No Reserve

Looking for a new boat for the fast-approaching summer boating season? Here's a great opportunity to upgrade to a 26-FOOT BAYLINER CIERA, which is being offered with NO RESERVE!! Log on to TODAY to place your bid!!!

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M.A. Williams FD Hopkins Estate

This auction features beautiful fine china and more than one hundred teacups and saucers-most in excellent condition. Salt & Pepper shakers, Crystal items, Barware, Stemware, Antiques, Pool table in like new condition. Log on to to see all these items!!!

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Christenson Auctions More Tools of a Woodworker

Are you a Woodworker we have the auction for you? Power Washer, Blower, Grinder, Cultivators, Edgers, Drills, Saw horses, Wood Clamps, Bearing Pullers, Router, Hand sander, Rotary Tool, Sander, Drill press stand. Don’t MISS this One. Log on TODAY!!!

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Long Lake Fire Department Water Tanker

1989 Kenworth K130 Fire Department Water Tanker, 62,004 miles indicated, red exterior, diesel engine, single axle, twin rear wheels, 6speed manual transmission, 11R22.5 tires (tread condition good), 1600 gallon water tank, rear dump, maintained by Fire Department. Log on TODAY to view pictures and bid!!!

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KBE Coins of the World #3

Are you a coin collector or looking to start a new coin collection? If so this is the auction for you! Log on to TODAY to view and bid on our HUGE selection of foreign coins. This is your chance to start or complete any coin collection!!!

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GCS New Bulk Sunglasses Liquidation, Big Profits

Summer is near don’t be left blinded by the sun! Sunglasses distributor is liquidating some of his most popular lines just in time for the summer selling season! There are fifty dozen New Pairs of Aviator, Sport, Latino, and Too Many to mention all. Log on NOW!!!

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RA Spring Camper Sale in Fargo, ND

2000 Aerolite Cub 19 CU TT, 2006 Forest River30' Bunk House Park Model TT, 1995 Empire 30' 5th Wheel TT, 1998 Monaco Dynasty 40' Coach, 1997 Jayco Lite Hawk 21 BH, and a rental 2011 Gulf Stream 15' Bunkhouse travel trailer. Check these out NOW!!!

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Action Auction Electric Cars

This auction includes a large variety of electric ride-on toys from manufacturers such as Power Wheels, Peg Perego, Motion Trendz, etc. ALL have been assembled and tested. All come with a rechargeable battery and many include a battery charger. Log on to NOW to get those Easter Gifts!!!

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MDI Minneapolis Equipment April

1988 Tandem Dual Deck over Trail King Trailer, 2004 F250 Pickup, 2003 Saturn, Tow Behind Air Compressor, Trencher, Articulating Tractor, Several Mowers, Pallet Racking, Video Game, Seed Spreader, Chain Saws, Battery Charger, Snow Blower, Table Saw, and much More!!!

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North Auctions Cabin Up North in God's Country

Cabin located north of the side lake recreational area. Newer Vinyl siding. Some updated windows. Inside is being slowy completed. You can purchase and finish your way. Electric is in. Lots of public land near and many lakes for your boating pleasure!!!

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GCS Electronics & Video Gaming Liquidation

Whether you're an end user or a reseller, you'll find plenty of useful and/or profitable items in this auction. The items are a mixture of NEW items, shelf pulls, previously opened items, and customer returns from one of the nation's leading electronics retailers. Many of the items are being offered in BULK lots due to the volume of items!!!

Whiteford Contractors Sale, Tools, Moonwalks, Personal Lift

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This is a great sale with some great items!! Very good quality used tools, some like new! If you’re a contractor, homeowner, or love tools then don't miss out on this one. We also have a couple of commercial size "Moonwalks", great for entertaining or for any youth function!! 31' Personal Lift, Trencher Ditch Witch, Post Auger, Brick/Block saw Commercial Floor Sander, plumbing rough-in test kit and much more!!!

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SCL Commercial Building

Commercial Muilti-Use Concrete 18,000 sq ft Building, 140'x129', 16' exterior sidewalls and 12'9" to bottom of roof panels. The majority of the floor pattern is open with the exception of 8 center floor posts that support the roof panels. Perfect for warehouse, machine shops, woodworking, etc., includes all electrical service panels-there are many!!!

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NorthStar Brainerd Lakes Boats, Beaches & Builders

16' Fishing Boat with 40 HP VRO Johnson Motor, Water Ski, Minnow Buckets, Boat Anchor, Bumpers, Storage Building, Gun Safe, Aluminum SUV Wheels, Nail Guns with Carry Case, Ladder System, Weed Trimmer, Router, Magnetic Tool Holders, Log on NOW to see all these boating toys!!!

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D.A.M. of Royalton April Toy Repo Sale

Need a summer toy, check these out!! 2009 Joyner Trooper 4x4 ATV, 2005 Honda VTX- 1800, 2007 Kawasaki EX 650, 2011 Doolittle Cargomaster, 2007 Kawasaki Brute Force, 1993 Harley Davidson, 2008 Kawasaki KFX 450 R, 2005 Yamaha, 2008 Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR, Much, Much More!!!

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White Feather Lodge Rental

You will Marvel at the Aesthetic value that this lodge exposes you to as you nestle into your lounger and enjoy the warmth that the stone fireplace provides for you. The environment in this Lodge holds the ability to unite friends, family, fellow employees, as well as spiritual gatherings. The large meeting table is ideal for board meetings, and then offers you the luxury of fellowshipping with one another after the work is done!!!

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Loretto Equipment April Coins

Uncut Half Sheet & Eighth Sheet Two Dollar Bills, One Pound Silver Proofs, 1/4 Pound Silver Proofs, One Pound & 1/2 Pound Silver Eagles, 1/2 Oz Gold Coin, $5 Gold Coin, 1/4 Pound Golden Eagles, Morgan Silver Dollars, American Eagle Commemorative Silver Dollars, Indian Head & Wheat Pennies, & Much More!!!

Closes April 18

Paulco Liquidators Spring Is Here Sale

1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LT, 2002 Pontiac Grand AM GT, 1997 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan, 1988 Chevrolet 3500 1 ton 4x4, 1999 Ford Windstar, 1992 Chevrolet S10, 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon, 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, 2001 Jayco Eagle 261P Class C, 2002 Fleetwood Fiesta, 2006 Forest River Sunseeker 2900 on Chevrolet Chassis!!!

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Loretto Equipment April Coins #2

HUGE Lot Of Kennedy Halves & Washington Quarters, Morgan CC Dollars, Walking Liberty Halves, V-Nickels, Lincoln Cents, Indian Head Cents, Large Cents, & Much More! Log on to to check out all these great coins!!!

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Worldwide Gaming Slot Machine Auction #2

Original Las Vegas Style Reel Slot Machines! All our slot machines come directly from casinos located in the USA - these are the real thing! This is an excellent slot machine choice to add to your game room or cabin! Enjoy countless hours of fun with your whole family! All slot machines are in good condition and fully functional!!!

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Holy Thursday

April 21 - 7:00 pm

Good Friday Stations of the Cross April 22 - 3:00 pm Good Friday Passion Liturgy April 22 - 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday Easter Sunday

April 23 - 7:00 pm April 24 - 9 & 11 am

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PALM SUNDAY, April 17 - 8:00 & 10:30 am MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 21 - 7:00 pm GOOD FRIDAY, April 22 - 7:00 pm EASTER SUNDAY, April 24 Holy Communion at all Celebrations

Traditional Celebration 7:30 am High Church Celebration 9:00 am Contemporary Celebration 10:30 am

HOLY THURSDAY 11:30 am & 7:30 pm Service of Holy Communion

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GOOD FRIDAY 10:30 am Family Worship 8:00 pm Tenebrae Service of Darkness

Palm Sunday “Footprints in the Sand” Cantata, April 17

9 & 11:05 a.m.

Holy Week Morning Prayer Services, April 18 to 22

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“Christ in the Passover” by Jews for Jesus, April 20

7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service with Communion, April 21

7 p.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service, April 22

7 p.m.

Easter Sunday, Festival of the Resurrection, April 24 • Breakfast Served (Freewill Donation)

8:15, 9:45 & 11:05 a.m. 7 to 11 a.m.

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CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH Learn the Words, Tell the Story Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Easter Vigil Saturday Easter Sunday

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April 17, Palm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am ASL Interpretation

HOLY WEEK April 21, Maundy Thursday - 7:00 pm Last Supper April 22, Good Friday - 7:00 pm Service of The Cross April 24, Easter Breakfast 8:45-10:00 am Breakfast hosted by Youth Ministry

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LEGAL NOTICES Public Notice (Official Publication) CONDEMNATION STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF DAKOTA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 19HA-CV-11-1082 State of Minnesota, by its Commissioner of Transportation, Petitioner, vs. City of Burnsville, et al., Respondents. IN THE MATTER OF THE CONDEMNATION OF CERTAIN LANDS FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY PURPOSES NOTICE To the Respondents hereinabove named: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that on May 23, 2011, at 9:00 o’clock AM., or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, in the Courthouse at Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota, the above named petitioner will present to the above named Court a petition now on file herein for the condemnation of certain lands for trunk highway purposes. A copy of said petition is attached hereto and incorporated herein. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, That at the above time and place the above-named petitioner will also move the court for an order transferring title and possession to petitioner of the parcels described in the petition in accordance with Minn. Stat. §117.042, as of June 27, 2011. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, that all persons occupying the property described in the petition must VACATE THE PREMISES AND MOVE ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM SAID PREMISES ON OR BEFORE JUNE 27, 2011. All advertising signs or devices located on the property being acquired must be removed by June 27, 2011. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, that (1) a party wishing to challenge the public use or public purpose, necessity, or authority for a taking must appear at the court hearing and state the objection or must appeal within 60 days of a court order; and (2) a court order approving the public use or public purpose, necessity, and authority for the taking is final unless an appeal is brought within 60 days after service of the order on the party. Lori Swanson Attorney General State of Minnesota /s/Richard L. Varco Jr. Assistant Attorney General Attorney Registration No. 112471 Transportation Division 1800 Bremer Tower 445 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 Fax No.: (651) 297-1235 Phone: (651) 757-1363 CONDEMNATION STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF DAKOTA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT State of Minnesota, by its Commissioner of Transportation, Petitioner, vs.

City of Burnsville, Federal Land Company, Vernon R. Colon, Martin F. Colon, also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Petition herein,

symbol, said easement shall cease on December 1, 2016, or on such earlier date upon which the Commissioner of Transportation determines by formal order that it is no longer needed for highway purposes.


Names of parties interested in the above described land and nature of interest:


City of Burnsville


Federal Land Company Claimant of an Interest

To the District Court above named the State of Minnesota brings this Petition and respectfully states and alleges:

Vernon R. Colon Martin F. Colon

I. That Trunk Highway Legislative Route numbered 394, which has been renumbered 35W, and which has been located according to law and designated as a controlled access highway, passes over the lands herein described.

WHEREFORE, Your petitioner prays that commissioners be appointed to appraise the damages which may be occasioned by such taking, and that such proceedings may be had herein as are provided by law.

That it is duly covered by Right of Way Plat Order numbered 91708 and by Establishment Order numbered 33495.

Dated at Saint Paul, Minnesota, this 24th day of February, 2011.

II. That the Commissioner of Transportation deems it necessary that the State of Minnesota for trunk highway purposes obtain the lands herein described in fee simple absolute, together with the following rights: to acquire a temporary easement in those cases which are herein particularly mentioned. It is the intention of the above-named petitioner to move the court for an order authorizing the Court Administrator to accept and deposit in an interest bearing account payments from the petitioner to the court pursuant to Minnesota statutes. Further, it is the intention of the abovenamed petitioner to move the court for an order transferring title and possession of the parcels herein described, prior to the filing of an award by the court appointed commissioners, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §117.042. The petitioner reserves its right to recover costs of clean up and testing and all other damages arising from the presence of pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous materials on the property described herein, from all potential responsible parties, including respondents herein where appropriate, in a separate legal action to the extent permitted by law. III. That the following described lands in these proceedings taken are situated in Dakota County, Minnesota; that the names of all persons appearing of record or known to your petitioner to be the owners of said lands or interested therein, including all whom your petitioner has been able by investigation and inquiry to discover, together with the nature of the ownership of each, as nearly as can be ascertained, are as follows: FEE ACQUISITION Parcel 316 C.S. 1981 (35W=394) 902 S.P. 1981-120 All of the following: That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 115 North, Range 21 West, shown as Parcel 316 on Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Numbered 19-148 as the same is on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Dakota County, Minnesota; containing 1.09 acre, more or less; together with other rights as set forth below, forming and being part of said Parcel 316: Temporary Easement: A temporary easement for highway purposes as shown on said Plat as to said Parcel 316 by the temporary easement

Possible Claimant of an Interest

LORI SWANSON Attorney General State of Minnesota /s/Richard L. Varco Jr. Assistant Attorney General Attorney Registration No. 112471 Transportation Division 1800 Bremer Tower 445 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 Fax No.: (651) 297-1235 Phone: (651) 757-1363 This instrument was drafted by the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation, Legal and Property Management Unit, M.S. 632 St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 100396 MINN. STAT. § 549.211 ACKNOWLEDGMENT The party or parties on whose behalf the attached document is served acknowledge through their undersigned counsel that sanctions may be imposed pursuant to Minn. Stat. §549.211. Dated: February 24, 2011 /s/Richard L. Varco Jr. Assistant Attorney General Attorney Registration No. 112471 1800 Bremer Tower 445 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 (651) 757-1363 (Voice) (651) 282-2525 (TTY) ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER (April 7, 14, 21, 2011) C3 State vs. Burnsville, et al. Condemnation

Public Notice (Official Publication) Notice of Public Sale A public auction will be held 2:00 p.m. April 28, 2011 at Valley Car Care And Transmision, 3201 Highway 13 West, Burnsville, MN 55337 for the following item: 2001 Ford Windstar, 3.8L, 176,300 miles. Runs great, Does not Drive. Needs Transmission. VIN # 2FMDA53491BA61367. (April 7, 14, 21, 2011) C3 ValleyCar

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on April 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, by the Burnsville City Council at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center

Parkway, on the application of Ambar Group dba Gateway Stop n Go for a 3.2 Percent Off-Sale liquor license located at 451 Burnsville Pkwy. W. All persons desiring to be heard on this item will be heard at this time. Tina Zink City of Burnsville (Apr 14, 2011) C3 Gateway Stop n Go Liq lic

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 19, 2011 or as soon thereafter as possible, by the Burnsville City Council at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, on the application of Burger Jones Burnsville LLC dba Burger Jones for an On-Sale/Sunday On-Sale Liquor License at 1617/1619 County Rd. 42 W.

THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Stone Borough Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc., as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on January 11, 2011, in the office of the Dakota County Recorder as Document No. 2778451; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Dakota County Law Enforcement Center, Lobby S-100, 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota on May 26, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale.

Tina Zink

DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 26, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m.

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All persons desiring to be heard on this item will be heard at this time.

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Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Stone Borough Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc., (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Dakota County, Minnesota as Document No. 2370269, as amended, which covers the following property: Lot 5, Block 1, Stone Borough

THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Stone Borough Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc., Lienor Dated: March 22, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 Attorney for Stone Borough Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc. (Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2011) C3 Kragt Foreclosure

Address: 21316 Hytrail Cirlce, Lakeville, MN 55044 PIN: 22-72500-050-01 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 22, 2011, from Kimberly D. Kragt and Steven J. Kragt, title holders, to Stone Borough Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc., a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, the amount of $6,167.05, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owners have not been released from their financial obligation to pay said amount;

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Tamarack Ridge Carriage Homes Association, (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Dakota County, Minnesota as Document No. 1746259, as amended, which covers the following property: Unit No. 702, Tamarack Ridge Carriage

Homes, Common Interest Community Number 294, Dakota County, Minnesota Address: 291 Tamarack Trail, Farmington, MN 55024 PIN: 14-74900-702-05 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 22, 2011, from Maureen McGuire, title holder, to Tamarack Ridge Carriage Homes Association, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation, the amount of $4,351.00, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from her financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Tamarack Ridge Carriage Homes Association, as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on November 29, 2010, in the office of the Dakota County Recorder as Document No. 2768569; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Dakota County Law Enforcement Center, Lobby S-100, 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota on May 26, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 26, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. TAMARACK RIDGE CARRIAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, Lienor Dated: March 22, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 Attorney for Tamarack Ridge Carriage

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COMMUNITY LINE SouthCross Community, 1800 County Road 42 E. in Burnsville, will host a free Easter activity for children (pre-school through elementary) and their parents 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, with crafts, games, treats, and more. Call 952-432-4286 for further information. Delegates with the Independence Party of Minnesota will meet April 30 at the Lakeville Area Arts

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COMMUNITY NOTES Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Leadership positions up for election include State Party Chair/Director team, State Party Secretary/Deputy Secretary team, State Party Treasurer/Deputy Treasurer team. Four AtLarge members to the Executive Committee will also be elected. Go to for more information.

A Brush with Kindness projects A Brush with Kindness is looking for low-income homeowners in the metro area whose homes need painting, repairs or general cleanup who can’t do the work themselves. Eligible homeowners have a combined household income less than 50 percent of the area median income. Priority will be given to homeowners who are seniors, disabled or single parents. Volunteers from businesses, churches and service organizations will help complete the work. Able-bodied homeowners are required to work alongside volunteers. Applications for summer or fall work should be

submitted as soon as possible. A Brush with Kindness is run by Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Info: or 612-788-8169 (Keri).

Mary, Mother Bible study Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road in Burnsville, is hosting its 30th year of Bible study, having begun in September and continuing through May. The church has been holding two different meeting times to accommodate most schedules, 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings. Participants have been studying the “Acts of the Apostles,” the story of Peter and Paul and the early church.

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City of Burnsville (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 1231 CITY OF BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA SUMMARY OF AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BURNSVILLE TO TITLE 10, CHAPTER 7, SECTIONS 30 AND 33 OF THE BURNSVILLE CITY CODE AMENDING PROVISIONS FOR ELECTRICAL CUSTOMER GENERATION AND COGENERATION SYSTEMS CASE FILE NO. ¬¬¬¬11-03 On April 5, 2011, the City Council of the City of Burnsville adopted an ordinance to amend Title 10, Chapter 7, Sections 20 and 33 of the Burnsville City Code to provide provisions for Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). As the technology has changed significantly in the past decades, our existing ordinance is obsolete and may not protect the health, safety, and general welfare to the standards desired by and for the City. The ordinance provides for restrictions on maximum heights, zoning districts, setback distances, and addresses issues with abandoned facilities. A printed copy of the complete ordinance is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at the Office of the City Clerk at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337. APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION this 5th day of April, 2011 by the City Council of the City of Burnsville. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL MACHEAL BROOKS, CITY CLERK (Apr 14, 2011) C3 Ordinance# 1231

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Nicollet Commons Park Food and Beverage Vendor Background The City of Burnsville is seeking food and beverage vendor(s) for Nicollet Commons Park. Nicollet Commons Park is a 1.5 acre town square park on the corner of 126th Street and Nicollet Avenue in

the Heart of the City award winning mixed use district in the City of Burnsville. The park offers an abundance of urban style park amenities such as decorative concrete paths, a meandering stream with waterfalls, water wall, spray fountain, and a center plaza which serves as a stage for a 250 seat amphitheater. Other features include a rain garden, arbor, and an abundance of trees, plants and flowers. Use of Park Currently the City is taking reservations for the park’s amphitheater and arbor area. It is anticipated that wedding parties will use this site for ceremonies and photo shoots. In addition, nine Thursdays from mid June through mid August have “Rockin’ Lunch Hour” musical and theatrical performances and five Friday night “Movies in the Park” are scheduled. In 2009, we estimate the park had over 4,000 visitors. Special events scheduled for 2011 include the International Festival on June 18, the Art and All that Jazz Festival on August 19 and 20 and the City’s annual celebration, FireMuster on September 11 and 12. These special events bring in an additional 15,000 visitors to the park. Hours of Operation The park hours are 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. daily. The primary rental season will be from June 1 – through August 31; however events may be scheduled September through May. It is strongly encouraged that vendors are open during special events and any other hours will be at their discretion. Vendors will be notified of special events as soon as the information is available to the City. Requirements and Limitations of Vending Pads There are two concrete vending pads located on the northwest corner of the park. The pad itself measures 25 feet long by 10 feet wide, each has electrical power and potable water is available adjacent to the pads. There is no sanitary sewer or dump available in the park. Proof of proper licensing by the State Department of Health is required. To be considered, your response must include a detailed description and photographs of your vending “wagon”. The “wagon” must be in good condition with no intrusive colors on the awnings or umbrellas and no advertisements on the exterior. If awarded the vending contract, no other

vending “wagon” may be substituted without prior City approval. The aesthetic of the vending “wagon” will be a significant factor in determining who will be awarded the vending contract. The vending permit is specific to vending from the pad at Nicollet Commons Park only. Vendors will not be permitted to vend in any other area of the park or at any other park location. Liquor sales prohibited. Only one of the two vending pads will be available during Friday Movie Nights. Revenue Producing Vendor Contacts – City of Burnsville Policy #1.326 II. POLICY The City's Financial Management Plan encourages: 1) the development of community-based partnerships to share in service delivery; and 2) making services financially self-supporting or, when possible, profitable. It is in the City' interest to develop appropriate revenue producing relationships as a means to keep the general tax burden as low as possible. To accomplish this, the City will actively seek both private and public partners to optimize the non-tax revenues payable to the City. The primary objective of these efforts will be to obtain the maximum total benefit to the City. Elements of "total benefit" may include actual revenue, technical assistance, accessibility, timeliness of service, transportation, or contribution to the community welfare. III. PROCEDURE Selecting a revenue producing vendor will, whenever possible, be based on Requests for Proposals. The final selection will be based on a total benefit analysis as detailed above. Whenever possible, within the guidelines of this policy and state law, preference in selecting a revenue producing vendor will be given to local vendors and businesses. City Manager approval is required for awarding revenue producing vendor contracts. Documentation of Requests for Proposals will be provided along with a written recommendation outlining the benefits to the City and the selection justification. Final approval will be by City Council action. Contract The vendor(s) that meet the “total benefit” to the City will be awarded a three year contract that will be reviewed and, if satisfactory, renewed annually by the City. A fee of $100 will be paid annually to the City for the right to vend at Nicol-

let Commons Park. The fee will be reviewed and adjusted accordingly on an annual basis.

Moved by Director Currier, seconded by Director Schmid, to approve the consent agenda.

Interested parties must complete the Request for Proposal (RFP) Response. Entries must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, April 29, 2011. Additional information may be obtained from:

- Minutes of the March 3, 2011 board meeting

City of Burnsville 100 Civic Center Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 895-4501 (Apr 14, 21, 2011) C3 NCP Vendor RFP

School District 191 (Official Publication) School Board Minutes INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 191 March 17, 2011 The meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by Chair Hill at 6:30 p.m. at the Burnsville High School Senior Campus in the Diamondhead Education Center. Members present: Directors Currier, Luth, Morrison, Schmid, Teiken, Sweep and Chair Hill. Others in attendance were Superintendent Clegg, Student Advisor Jaeger, administrators and staff. Chair Hill welcomed the audience and asked Director Morrison to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

- Personnel changes J. Bartholow, D. Erdall, C. Nurmela, K. Aars, C. Gores, A. Niemiec, M. Orlich-Sullivan, T. Bennett, A. Chamberlain, H. Cynor, K. Fey, C. Gutterman, A. Hayes, B. Johnston, T. Meyer, M. Meyerhofer, P. Mogart, S. Orth, M. Theis, K. VanVooren, J. Worshek, C. Kothe, A. Cadwell, K. Campen, L. Collins, M. Dundon, J. Sheil, D. Yates - Donations of $12.48 from Scott Galvin, $105 from Brionne Sillman, and $36 from Robin Swanson to support the Literacy Library at Hidden Valley; $3,503 in cash and in-kind donations to the BrainPower in a BackPack program; and $100 from Joe and Deb Rugnetta to the Eagle Ridge Media Center - Approve February payroll checks numbered 715363-715456, and Direct Deposit notices numbered 422094-425444, in the net amount of $3,878,766.19. February and March claims to date represented by checks numbered 405969406636, 1002420-1002596, 100467100470 and wire transfers and adjustments totaling $7,294,887.05. Also, that the Board accepts February receipts of $9,104,602.92 and investments for General Operations and Alt. Facilities and OPEB of $17,575,714.53 as of February 28, 2011.

Moved by Director Currier, seconded by Director Luth, to approve the bid award for Burnsville High School Phase I Deferred Maintenance to Jorgenson Construction, Inc. with a base bid of $7,848,000 and total contract amount of $8,245,000 including alternates 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Motion carried unanimously (7,0). Preliminary guidelines and assumptions for development of the 2011-12 General Fund Budget were presented by Lisa Rider, Executive Director of Business Services. She indicated that the projected year-end enrollment numbers will be used for planning; a 0% change in the general education formula will be assumed; and, general fund expenditures will be adjusted for inflation. A significant decrease in funding must also be factored in since ARRA funds will no longer be available. The 2011-12 budget must be adopted by June 30. Moved by Director Morrison seconded by Director Teiken, to award the contract for group medical insurance high deductible plan effective for 7/1/11 to Medica. Motion carried unanimously (7,0). Moved by Director Luth, seconded by Director Teiken, to adjourn to a Board Workshop at 7:42 p.m. Daniel W. Luth, Clerk (Apr 14, 2011) C2C3 March 17 Minutes

- Accept the Budget Analysis for the Month ending February 28, 2011

Board members recognized BHS senior Sharmila Ahmed for her many outstanding accomplishments. She was selected to receive this year’s Athena Award (top female athlete at BHS), recently won the Minnesota State High School Nordic Ski individual champion-ship, and is also a Triple “A” award winner for her accomplishments in academics, arts and athletics.

- Approve an extended field trip for the BHS Winter Drumline to Dayton, OH April 13-17, 2011

Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke provided a brief report on college credit opportunities that are available through the school. Seniors Tevin Jones and Annie Ayres spoke about their experience with these programs and how it has helped them and others to prepare for college while earning college credits in a high school setting.

Chair Hill made special mention of the generous donation. Motion carried unanimously (7,0).

Moved by Director Morrison, seconded by Director Luth, to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously (7,0).

and Teiken voting in favor, none opposed).

- Approve an extended field trip for the BHS International Travel Club to Costa Rica, March 25-April 3, 2011 - Approve job description for Communications Coordinator and filling the position of Communications Coordinator

Moved by Director Morrison, seconded by Director Sweep, to approve the resolution authorizing the issuance, awarding the sale, prescribing the form and details and providing for the payment of $16,575,000 General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2011A. A roll call vote was taken and the motion carried unanimously (7,0 with Directors Currier, Hill, Luth, Morrison, Schmid, Sweep

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CALENDAR Thursday, April 14, 2011

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15 The From Yours To Mine, LLC Kids Consignment Sale Where: Hasse Hockey Arena, 8525 215th St. W., County Road 70, Lakeville When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16) Price: $1 (no charge Saturday) Information:


16 Free ACT practice test Where: Burnsville Sylvan Learning Center, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville When: noon to 3:30 p.m. Price: Free, but registration required Information: 952-435-6603 Robert E. Emmick (“How to be Your Own General Contractor: The Easy-toFollow Guide for Completing That Home Project”) book signing Where: Dunn Brothers Coffee, 1603 County Road 42, Burnsville When: 1-3 p.m. Price: Free Information: 888-361-9473 Easter egg scramble and breakfast Where: Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave., Lakeville When: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Price: $8 per person, registration required Information: 952-985-4600 El Dia de los Niños/El Dia de los Libros Where: Lakeville Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville When: 1-3 p.m. Price: Free Information: 952-891-0360 Spring Bake and Salad Luncheon Where: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price: $5 adults, $1 children 10 and under Information: 651-454-2631







Lakeville Lions annual all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet Where: Lakeville VFW Post 210, 8790 Upper 210th St., Lakeville When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price: $7 for adults, $3 kids 12 and under Information: 952-4357093

Lakeville City Council meeting Where: Lakeville City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville When: 7 p.m. Information: 952-9854400

‘What are Social Services, Child Protection and Respite Care?’ presentation Where: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan When: 6 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 651-6452948, ext. 102

Dinner and a Movie Family Night “Born to Be Wild” Where: The Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo, 12000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley When: Meal 5:30 p.m., movie 6:30 p.m. Price: $9.50 for adults, kids free with paid adults Information: “The Story of Music, Stories from Home” presented by the Lakeville Area Historical Society Where: Lakeville Area Arts Center Theatre, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Information: 952-9854403

Dakota County immunization clinic Where: Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley When: 4-6:30 p.m. Price: $14 Information: 952-8917528 What: Burnsville City Council meeting Where: Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville When: 6:30 p.m. Information: 952-8954490 What: Eagan City Council meeting Where: Eagan Municipal Center Building, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan When: 6:30 p.m. Information: 651-6755000


20 Got clutter? Getting organized today! Where: Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Information: 651-4502900


21 Free auto repair clinic for military veterans and active duty personnel Where: Dakota County Technical College, 1300 145th St. E., Rosemount When: Appointment times 7-11 a.m. Price: Free Information: Make appointments by e-mailing Nicole.Meulemans@dctc.e du


SPORTS Thursday, April 14, 2011

One of the first big high school track and field invitationals is the Lakeville North Mega Meet, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. Lakeville North and Rosemount will send its boys and girls teams to the meet.

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Defending state champs start 2-0 Anderson, Lehnen return to bolster Burnsville

Football shakeup could have big implications in South Suburban

BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Opponents who think that moving Kelsey Anderson 3 feet farther from home plate gives them an advantage might be forgetting something: It also gives Burnsville a better chance against their pitchers. The Blaze’s offense was sharp in two games last week as the defending state Class 3A softball champion defeated Lakeville North 4-3 in nine innings and Eagan 7-3. “I’m a little surprised,” junior first baseman Abby Harazin said. “We expect to win, but we have a young team with a lot of new players. I thought we’d have a few more mistakes in these games.” Anderson’s pitching can erase a lot of mistakes. The Winona State University recruit had a 0.39 earned-run average and 303 strikeouts last season. She pitched back-to-back no-hitters in the state tournament. But a Minnesota State High School League rule change that took effect this spring makes it tougher on pitchers, even those with Anderson’s ability. The pitcher’s plate is 43 feet from home plate, rather than 40. High school pitchers are used to it because they throw from 43 feet in summer softball, but the change is expected to place a higher premium on hitting and defense while chipping away at a dominant pitcher’s advantage. “We’ll see how it plays out,” Burnsville coach Hillary Hansen said. “Kelsey is Kelsey; she’s not going to let it bother her. “We’ll see more hits and runs, but I think pitchers will adjust to 43 feet. By the end of the season, I don’t know if anybody will be talking about it.” Anderson had to pitch out of difficulSOFTBALL: TO NEXT PAGE


stands when the Bulldogs defeated Michigan 3-2 in overtime in the championship game of the NCAA Frozen Four on April 9 at Xcel Energy Center. They also helped win it for a city aching for a hockey championship. UMD had been in the national championship game once before, losing to Bowling Green 5-4 in four overtimes in the 1984 NCAA final. “UMD hockey is huge in Duluth,” said Bulldogs sophomore forward Jake Hendrickson, a Burnsville High School graduate. “The fan support is incredible. Everybody here knows about the 1984

The Minnesota State High School League’s decision last week to expand the high school football playoffs to seven classes has left a number of people wanting to hear more. That group includes coaches and administrators in the South Suburban Conference, where several schools could be impacted. The MSHSL board of directors approved creating a Class 6A for football, consisting of 32 of the state’s largest high schools. The new class would take effect in 2012. The high school league released a preliminary list of schools that would be placed in Class 6A. All but one were in the Twin Cities area, with Brainerd the lone outstate school. Of the 31 metroarea schools, 29 were in suburbs. In the South Suburban, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Rosemount and Prior Lake would tentatively be placed in Class 6A. Apple Valley, Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy would be in 5A. One thing to remember is the 32 schools on the preliminary enrollment list “are the top 32 in April 2011. In April 2012, it’s going to be different,” Apple Valley High School activities director Pete Buesgens said.



J.T. Brown of Minnesota-Duluth moves the puck up ice during the NCAA Frozen Four championship game April 9 at Xcel Energy Center. Brown, a Burnsville resident and Rosemount High School graduate, was named Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four. Minnesota-Duluth defeated Michigan 3-2 in overtime for its first national men’s hockey championship. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Local players help bring Duluth a championship J.T. Brown is Frozen Four’s Most Outstanding Player BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS For several University of MinnesotaDuluth men’s hockey players, winning the national championship was doubly satisfying. They earned the title in their hometown and got to take it back to their other hometown. Ten players on the UMD roster are from the Twin Cities area. They had plenty of family and friends in the

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Panthers used to playing tough opponents Brown FROM PREVIOUS PAGE BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Lakeville North started its softball season by playing what might be the two best teams in the South Suburban Conference. That’s nothing new for the Panthers, who for years played a strong schedule in the Lake Conference. Nine teams that were in the Lake last season are now part of the new South Suburban Conference. Most teams in the South Suburban have players with extensive softball experience, and understanding the game’s nuances often is the difference between winning and losing. “The biggest thing is helping the girls learn to react to the play within the play,” North coach Randy Schmitz said. “For example, what to do when there’s a runner on first and the other team wants to get her to third.” There probably will be more of those situations this spring with the pitching distance increased to 43 feet (3 feet farther from home plate). It’s not a big adjustment for the players, who are used to pitchers being 43 feet away in summer ball, but at the high school level it could lead to more runs and more situations in the field where players have to know

Softball FROM PREVIOUS PAGE ty several times against Eagan as the Wildcats got 16 runners on base. But a five-run second inning put the Blaze in front for good. Harazin had her first varsity home run. Outfielder Megan Lehnen had four hits. Laura Nadeau had two hits, and second baseman Lauren Smith drove in two runs. Smith, who joined the Burnsville varsity in seventh grade, missed almost all of last season with a knee injury. She returned in time for pinch-hitting duty in the state tournament but is ready to play full-time this season. Lehnen, who signed with St. Cloud State, returns in center field. Also back is Danielle Wolk, the shortstop. Megan Threlkeld, a sophomore, took over behind the plate, while ninth-grader Kelly Grove has played well in the infield. Haleigh Droege, a sophomore outfielder, had two hits in Burnsville’s season opener against Lakeville North. Anderson also resumes her role as one

how to execute, Schmitz said. Sarah Rozell, a senior, gives the Panthers an experienced pitcher. The three other seniors on the roster also will start – Kelsey Von Eschen in center field, Maggie Olson in right field and Katie Englund at first. Olson was a catcher last season before moving to the outfield. This year’s catcher is junior Robyn Rohr, a converted infielder. Junior Maggie Sandvig and sophomore Sara Nelson are outfielders. Freshman infielders Jessica Meidl and Erika Rozell also will play, and ninthgrader Michaela Zins is the backup pitcher. The Panthers lost to defending state Class 3A champion Burnsville 4-3 in nine innings in their season opener April 7. North scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings. Bloomington Jefferson defeated North 11-2 on April 8. Schmitz said he expects his team to hit. Efficient fielding will be a key. “We’ve spent more time working on defensive situations,” he said. “You’ll probably see more people on base this year with the pitchers being moved back, and your defense has to be sharp.”

of the Blaze’s most dangerous hitters; she was 3-for-5 with two doubles in the Lakeville North game. Erica Belter could be an impact player on the bases. She had four steals against Lakeville North. “Because we have some new players, I thought there would be a learning curve for us, especially on defense,” Hansen said. “I’ve been impressed. Megan [Threlkeld] threw out a runner stealing, and Kelly Grove has made some nice plays.” Lakeville North scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to send its April 7 game against Burnsville to extra innings. The Blaze pushed across the winning run in the top of the ninth when Anderson singled, courtesy runner Belter stole second, and Belter scored from second on a throwing error. “We’ve had a lot of different people come through these first two games,” Harazin said. Burnsville will play a non-conference game at home against Minnetonka at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14. The Blaze returns to the scene of its 2010 state championship – Caswell Park in North Mankato – for the Mankato West Invitational on Saturday, April 16.

The Panthers’ next South Suburban game is 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Rosemount.

Lakeville South Coach: Kim Hess. Last year: 13-12; reached Class 3A, Section 3 semifinals. 2011 so far: lost to Eastview 2-0 on April 7; defeated Bloomington Kennedy 7-2 on April 11. Next game: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, against Farmington at Aronson Park. Outlook: Senior Kendall Palfi will be a dual threat for the Cougars this season. She led the team with 19 RBI in 2010 and was the backup pitcher; this year she likely will be in the pitching circle full-time. Although Palfi was the losing pitcher in the opener against Eastview, she held the Lightning to four hits and allowed no walks. Sophomore shortstop Lindsey Kamleiter led the Cougars with a .392 average last season. She also hit two homers and drove in 15 runs. Other varsity players for South include sophomore outfielder Sammi Harris, junior infielder Baylee Meier, sophomore infielder Bree Meier, senior catcher Molly Olson, senior outfielder Taylor Donnelly and junior outfielder Lindsey Uphoff.

Burnsville’s Lauren Smith swings at a pitch in a South Suburban Conference softball game against Eagan. Smith missed almost all of last season because of a knee injury but is healthy this year. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy • Sun Newspapers)

team, and that was one of the reasons we really wanted to win this. We wanted to bring a championship back to Duluth.” Several players from the Sun-Current area had important roles for the national championship team. Although Hendrickson had just five points (one goal, four assists) this season, he skated as the third-line center in the Frozen Four. Burnsville resident and Rosemount High School graduate J.T. Brown was an impact player at the Frozen Four. The freshman forward had one assist against Michigan and a goal and assist in UMD’s 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the semifinals. His fearless rushes to the net helped him earn the Frozen Four’s Most Outstanding Player award. “This season exceeded all of my expectations,” said Brown, who also was named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Rookie team. “I got here and made the all-rookie team. My goal was just to come in and contribute to the team.” Brown had 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 42 games. He was the Bulldogs’ fourth-leading scorer behind the members of UMD’s high-powered top line – Jack Connolly, Mike Connolly and Justin Fontaine. Lakeville native Aaron Crandall, who played high school hockey at St. Thomas Academy, was UMD’s backup goalie at the Frozen Four. The redshirt freshman played 16 regular-season games and had a 10-3-1 record and 2.79 goals-against average. Defenseman Luke McManus, a teammate of Brown’s at Rosemount High, was a freshman redshirt this season. Hendrickson set single-season school records for goals and assists during his junior year at Burnsville High. When he got to Duluth, he had to become a defensive specialist. “It’s a different role, but it’s one that needs to be done,” he said. “And I’ll gladly do it. Whatever it takes to play in this program, with these guys.” Rosemount High School graduates had major roles as UMD teams won two national championships in four months. Chase Vogler is quarterback of the Bulldogs football team that won the NCAA Division II title in December. Brown helped take some pressure off the hockey team’s No. 1 line. Next year’s Frozen Four is in Tampa, Fla., and it’s not out of the question that UMD could be there. The Bulldogs lose only six seniors, although it’s possible some underclassmen could also sign pro contracts. “We have some good recruits coming in,” Hendrickson said. “We’ll have a good team next year, too.”

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Notebook FROM PAGE 24 By this time next year, schools such as St. Michael-Albertville and Andover might have grown enough to move into the top 32 in enrollment, Buesgens said. Apple Valley, which was 33 students short of the preliminary Class 6A cutoff, is expected to see its enrollment either remain stable or decline slightly. Class 6A is expected to consist of four eight-team sections. Among things to be determined are section alignments, the playoff format (a 32-team class would require one fewer playoff game than other classes), and opt-up and opt-down procedures. Cretin-Derham Hall, for example, is not on the preliminary list of the 32 schools eligible for Class 6A, although it’s widely assumed the school would opt up. The Raiders won the 2009 state largeschool championship. Totino-Grace, the 2010 Class 4A champion, already announced its intention to move to Class 5A (currently the largest enrollment class for football) beginning in 2011. However, the new structure would place Totino-Grace in the thirdlargest enrollment class. Totino-Grace

coach Jeff Ferguson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press last week his team would likely opt up one class, but probably not two. “If a school opts up [to Class 6A], does it become a class of 33, or does another school move down?” Buesgens said. “Then my question would be, what if that school doesn’t want to move down?” Buesgens said Apple Valley officials are waiting for more information before deciding if they would opt up in football or play in the second-largest class. “I’ll sit down with Mr. [Steve] Degenaar [AVHS principal] and the coaching staff,” he said. If Apple Valley chose to remain in the new Class 5A, possible section football opponents could include Farmington, Hastings, Owatonna, Henry Sibley, the two Bloomington high schools and the three Rochester public high schools. Class 5A would consist of 48 teams, probably grouped into eight six-team sections. The rationale for creating a seventh football class was to reduce the enrollment disparity between schools within the largest class. Two Minnesota schools, Eden Prairie and Wayzata, have more than 3,000 students in grades 9-12, while schools with enrollments around 1,200 were in the same class for football. The

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MSHSL’s goal was to reduce the enrollment disparity to less than two to one. Lakeville North and Lakeville South would be among the smallest schools in the new Class 6A. Even more significant is the Lakeville schools are likely to get a bunch of new playoff opponents in football. In the current Class 5A, Section 1, every school except North and South would be eligible to move down a class. “You think the Rochester schools are celebrating right now?” Lakeville South coach Larry Thompson asked. In recent years, Lakeville South and Lakeville North have taken ownership of Class 5A, Section 1, which includes the three Rochester public high schools, plus Owatonna and Farmington. Lakeville South and Lakeville North have won the section twice each in the last four years, while none of the Rochester schools has been to the state playoffs since 2004. Last November, Lakeville South went on the road and pasted a previously undefeated Rochester Century team 49-17 in the Section 1 championship game. “I think [the additional class] will be good because there are schools out there with 3,000 kids,” Thompson said. “You had schools with 800-900 kids in a grade playing schools with 400 kids in a grade. That’s a big difference.

“We’d be one of the smallest schools in the new class, but we can’t worry about that. We just have to go play.” Thompson said he would like to see the MSHSL make it mandatory for private school football teams to opt up an enrollment class. “Hopefully they’ll make the private schools buck up and play where they belong,” Thompson said.

Kloos to ‘U’ Justin Kloos, Lakeville South’s highscoring boys hockey forward, verbally committed to the University of Minnesota last week. In 2010-11, his junior year, he was the leading scorer in Class AA, accumulating 90 points (41 goals, 49 assists) in 27 games. Lakeville South reached the Section 1AA championship game before losing to Lakeville North in triple overtime. Since the high school season ended, he has been playing Junior hockey with Waterloo of the United States Hockey League. Kloos is the third underclassman from Dakota County to verbally commit to Minnesota for men’s hockey. Also headed to the Gophers are Apple Valley junior forward A.J. Michaelson and defenseman Brady Skjei, a former Lakeville North player now with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Buying Old Trains & Toys


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Huge Sale! 4/14-15-16 (8-6) 4402 W. 98th St. Circle

Btwn Normandale & France



All Saints Lutheran Church

75+ Families 4/15 (8-5); 4/16 (8-3) 3810 Lexington Ave S. (Lexington & Wescott)


Eden Prairie

Big Garage Sale / Merging hh. Printers, cameras, dog kennels, fun treasures Sat. 4/16. 8:30-4. 10395 Lee Dr



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ECFE Kids Stuff Sale

Saturday, 4/16 (8-2) 50% off 11:15-1pm; $5 Bag sale 1:30-2pm; $1 Admission until 10 am; Kenwood Trail MS

19455 Kenwood Trail

MOVING: April 15-17 (8-5) Furn., tools, mower, antiqus, HH. 10355 235th St W.



Multi-Family Sale

4/14 & 15 (9-5); 4/16 (9-12)



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Sat, April 16 (8am - 2pm) $1 / Bag Sale from 2-3pm

Emerson Church

7601 Girard Ave So., Richfield

MOVING: Sat., 4/16 (9-2) Tools, mower, grill, HH, chairs. 6925 Russell Ave S.


St. Louis Park

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Mail order form to: Sun•Classifieds, 10917 Valley View Road • Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Or fax order form to: 952-941-5431 Deadline: Mondays at 3:00 pm - Earlier deadline on Holiday Weeks Note: Newsprint does not fax legibly, you must fax a photocopy of the completed order form below. Please use this order form when placing your Classified ads.

• Use the grid below to write your ad. • Please print completely and legibly to ensure the ad is published correctly.


Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. DEADLINE: Mondays at 3:00 pm* *Earlier on Holiday Weeks BY PHONE: BY FAX: BY MAIL:

952-392-6888 952-941-5431 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Attn: Classified IN PERSON: Visit the Eden Prairie Classified Office


We gladly accept VISA, American Express, Mastercard, personal checks, and cash.


EDEN PRAIRIE 10917 Valley View Road

S ERVICES & POLICIES Sun Newspapers reserves the right to edit, refuse, reject or cancel any ad at any time. Errors must be reported on the first day of the publication, and Sun Newspapers will be responsible for no more than the cost of the space occupied by the error and only the first insertion. We shall not be liable for any loss or expense that results from the publication or omission of an advertisement.

• Punctuate and space the ad copy properly. • Include area code with phone number. • 3 line minimum

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Choose from the following 5 zones:

Please fill out completely.


Incomplete forms may not run.

Chanhassen, Excelsior, Hopkins, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, St. Louis Park, Wayzata

Amount enclosed: $________________________

■ Sun•Focus

Arden Hills, Blaine, Columbia Heights, St. Anthony, Falcon Heights, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Spring Lake Park

■ Sun•Current South

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Rosemount, Savage

■ Sun•Current Central

Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield

■ Sun•Post

Classification _____________________________ Date of Publication ________________________ Credit Card Info: ■ VISA ■ MasterCard ■ American Express Card # ____________________________________ Exp. Date __________________CID #__________ Name ____________________________________ Address __________________________________ __________________________________________

Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale

City ______________________ Zip ____________

884235 Private Party Form • April 2010

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Phone: (H) ________________________________



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