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Horse therapy changes lives at Majestic Hills BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Lakeville resident Ryan Kane rides a horse at Majestic Hills Ranch in Lakeville with the assistance of volunteers David and Nancy Pinke. (Submitted photo)

Ryan Kane didn’t come to Majestic Hills Ranch only for a new hobby. As a child who was born 10 weeks prematurely with Cerebral Palsy, the Lakeville boy came to Majestic Hills Ranch to engage in therapeutic riding so he could live a more normal life. He was two years old when he first began riding horses the ranch. “He’s had the same volunteer for three or four years and just loves him,” said Ryan’s mother, Luann Kane, about her son, who is now 11 years old. “They have whole conversations and are just laughing and laughing. He really does have a good time.” The benefits have gone beyond laughter, though, she said.

“There’s just a whole range of therapy, and horseback riding is another portion of that therapy that helps with balance, coordination and socialization,” Kane said. “His balance has improved over the years, his walking has improved, his speech, communication, and overall growth has all improved over the years, and it’s something fun for him to do that’s not the normal therapy.” The Majestic Hills Ranch therapy program was founded in 1997 and offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to people with special needs. Individuals come to the ranch with disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Down syndrome, cancer, MAJESTIC HILLS: TO PAGE 14

Mourning the curtain call for Envision Academy of Fine Arts Magnet school closes due to low enrollment BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eagan resident and Burnsville High School senior Patricia “PJ” Glover has

been honing her dance skills since she was two years old. When she found out about Burnsville’s Envision Academy of the Arts, a performing arts magnet school in District 191, she eagerly enrolled to help improve her modern dancing techniques. In time, Envision became more than just a school to PJ.

“I fell in love with the place; it really took me by surprise,” she said. “All my life I’ve been taught dance in a very technical way and that one way’s right and one way’s wrong, but this is a place where I’ve really grown artistically and emotionally as an artist, dancer and performer. It opened my eyes to a brand new way of looking at dance.”

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Nearing 90, Anthony Caponi reflects on namesake park BY JEFF BARTHEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Tony Caponi is the namesake of Eagan’s Caponi Art Park. His 90th birthday will be celebrated with a party May 7. (Photo by Jeff Barthel • Sun Newspapers)

How does a person light 90 birthday candles? Anthony Caponi, the namesake of Eagan’s Caponi Art Park, celebrates his 90th birthday next month. A party will be held in his honor Saturday, May 7. While Caponi recognizes the achievement of 90 years of life, the Italian-born Eagan resident said he’s apprehensive of any attention toward him and feels the celebration and adoration should be directed more toward his 60-acre park than himself. The park, which was created in 1987, is on Diffley Road in Eagan a few blocks east of Pilot Knob Road. “We initiated this movement [to create the park] of using open land to bring art and nature together,” he said. “People think of art in a gallery or at a museum and a lot of people don’t go to those places. Over here they can come the way they are. We represent all the arts. That makes us unique. We’re more holistic.”

Although he is an artist, Caponi said he’s a bit uncomfortable with being called an “artist,” or with “art” being attached to his park’s name. He doesn’t care for the terms in the way they are often conjoined or stigmatized with elaborate art galleries or museums. Caponi draws his inspiration from many places. He recognizes artists and said if he had to choose a favorite it would be Michelangelo. But Caponi’s greatest inspiration, he said, is everyone. “Sometimes I have trouble pointing out one person [who’s inspired me] because everybody contributes,” Caponi said. By “everybody,” he truly means everybody. “I learn from children, I learn from drunkards, I learn from dummies. I learn from everybody,” he said. “I like people that do things in depth. I like to think that an artist is influenced by everything. He assimilates it, but he responds to CAPONI: TO NEXT PAGE


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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE everything whether he wants to or not, and he owes a lot to that.” “We’re not born with anything. Everything that we have is borrowed. It’s taken,” he added. If you have a good idea, you tell me and I understand it, it’s mine, too.” Caponi was born in Pretare, Italy, a tiny village in the Apennine Mountains on the Adriatic Coast, where he grew up in poverty. He went to only a half day of school and filled the rest of the day with work and play. “At work, we learned practical skills, how to use tools, and how to grow food,” Caponi said, as written in his recent book, “Meaning Beyond Reason.” “At play we invented games and made our own toys but mostly we enjoyed the freedom of exploring the outdoors without supervision.” It was these childhood experiences that gave Caponi the imaginative impulses and creative thoughts that have led him to the many successes of his adult life. “It was in contemplating nature that I found spiritual fulfillment and the desire to explore other aspects of life,” he wrote. In pursuing a career in art, Caponi said he was told there are three places in

the United States in which to do so: New York, on the East Coast, San Francisco, on the West Coast, or in the Midwest in Chicago or Minnesota. The Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, was one of the places that piqued his interest the most. “The Walker is known well in Europe,” Caponi said. “It was all the rage for me to work at Walker.” Caponi came to Minnesota, found a job at Walker and enrolled in college at the University of Minnesota. Caponi achieved his master’s degree at the U in 1946. He then went to Macalester College, where he began mentoring students in 1949. Before long, he became chairman of the Macalester Art Department – a role he kept for the majority of his 42 years there. He retired from Macalester, and he still has relationships and influence with his former students several years later. In fact, his role as an educator transcends into his views on art. “As an educator I’m most interested in the well-being of people, not just art,” he said. “We use art as a means of enriching peoples’ life, not as an end itself.” Most of Caponi’s art is crafted out of stone. His works are creation at its most base and natural form.

“I don’t prepare for things, I always adlib,” he said. “That’s the way I am. I sculpt without any sketch; I go right into it with a chisel.” Take his home, for example. Caponi has resided in his Eagan home since 1949, when he actually he actually built his house himself. Using his own arms and legs, Caponi constructed his home the same way he constructs his other creations: without a blueprint. “I build the house and my son said, ‘How the hell can you build that thing when you don’t have a full plan?’ I just keep on building and when it’s finished it’s finished,” he said. “I’m confident that it’s going to be ok. All I have to do is start.” As of today, Caponi Art Park officially has a close-knit staff of four: Anthony (founder and artistic director), his wife, Cheryl (executive director), Communications Coordinator Jenna Strank, and Program and Volunteer Coordinator Molly Swailes. Other volunteers assist with the upkeep of the park, but these four are the park’s primary operators. Strank and Swailes are both 23 years old and recent college graduates. Strank graduated from St. Olaf ’s College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in media and environmental studies. Swailes graduated last year,

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when she earned a bachelor’s degree in both art and architecture from the University of Minnesota. “Every time you speak with Anthony, you learn something new,” said Strank, a native of Apple Valley who remembers visiting the park as a child. “He’s managed to sculpt a landscape that incorporates art in a way that still is natural and feels wild here in suburban Eagan. He is a wonderful teacher, willing to share his wide breadth of knowledge and respect for art to the community, and I am honored to know him.” “One of the most amazing things about Tony is his strong appetite for life,” said Swailes. “Even at 90, he is still searching for answers, seeking new adventures, and building lasting relationships.” Caponi’s 90th birthday party and the park’s spring open house is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7. It is a free event, which includes children’s art projects, a scavenger hunt, street performers and videos about Caponi Art Park. The park’s full title is Caponi Art Park and Learning Center. Swailes said there isn’t a center as in an actual building. Rather, the park itself is a learning venue for the programs and activities it offers. Info:, or call 651454-9412.





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District 191 Community Education’s future unclear Low enrollment forces changes BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS Low enrollment is causing reductions in District 191 Community Education, resulting in the potential elimination of three staff positions. Community Education Director Tom Umhoefer return before the district 191 School Board Thursday, April 21, to deliver the entire community education plan report about the status of last year’s budget and how they will move forward next year. “The numbers have been going down over the course of the years,” Umhoefer said, adding that enrollment in youth programs have been steadily decreasing from a high of approximately 19,700 in the 2003-2004 school year. “We have a changing community member base in terms of demographics in the community and with who’s familiar with our services and what we offer, but the economy is the biggest culprit.” The recommendations state that the staff positions need to be cut by June 30 of this year to balance the community education budget. Umhoefer said District 191 Community Education balanced the budget and set aside money in the bank the previous two years, but as more residents lost jobs and had hours and commissions cut back, it was impossible for community education to move forward. “We made a tremendous amount of cuts along the way, but it wasn’t enough,” Umhoefer said. “I don’t know that we can do any more program reductions. Now it’s a matter of the cuts we’ve made and how we’ll move forward with the remaining staff we’ve got and try to align which departments and which individuals will be doing which specific components to try to

Education maintain as much semblance of normalcy as possible.” But some believe that further discussion about cutting the three full-time staff positions is necessary. “I think it’s always important to have the public input,” said Adult Enrichment Coordinator Norm Kunselman, who may be facing termination. “I would have appreciated being involved in the process and offering our input for suggestions we might have.” Kunselman said enrollment has been declining since the fall of 2008 for the adult programs, but this spring quarter enrollment is finally picking up. “For spring quarter, we have 105 more registrations than last year at this time,” Kunselman said. “This is based on spring enrollment April 1-12 this year and last.” There are currently 4,154 participants enrolled in 20102011 adult community education classes, which is on course to surpass last year’s enrollment of 4,351 participants with the three months remaining in the fiscal year. “I think it’s a sign of the economy,” Kunselman said. “People are maybe becoming comfortable with where they’re at financially and now are venturing out to take the classes that they want to and maybe are just tired of socking away their money, so it’s time to treat themselves to a community education class.” But Umhoefer said that language in the employee contracts forced them to look at a longer timetable in terms of reacting to the economy. “Given the directive to move forward and balance the budget, our options are slim and none,” Umhoefer said. “We don’t have a lot of choice in terms of how we’re going to do that.” More information about the cuts can be found at

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EDUCATION District 191 classes Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Adult Continuing Education will host the following upcoming classes: • Starting Your Own Business is a series of four seminars for people who are interested in starting a business of their own or are new business owners: How to Start Your Own Business, a seminar designed to determine if you are ready to begin a business, will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at Diamondhead Education Center. The class costs $29. Marketing and Advertising Your Business, a seminar that will help you develop an effective marketing and advertising plan, will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, at Diamondhead Education Center. The class costs $29. Legal Aspect and Financial Management, a seminar that will introduce you to various business structures and financial issues, will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18. The class costs $29. Developing Your Business Plan, a seminar that will assist you in creating the essential startup business “road map,” will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25. The class costs $29. Each seminar costs $29 or $99 for all four seminars. • Career Exploration and Transition, a series of five seminars for people who are out-ofwork, under-employed or looking for a career change, will be offered by District 191 Adult Community Education 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, May 9-13, at Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. Each seminar is $29 or $125 for all five sessions. Titles and dates are as follows: Career Transition and Change Management, Monday, May 9. In this module, we will address how to recognize the impact of change, how to manage change effectively, and how to define your uniqueness and move forward with positive planning. Career Exploration: Assessment and Interpretation, Tuesday, May 10. During this workshop, participants will take and then learn how to evaluate two popular assessments and learn options for leveraging the results: Personality Assessment (MBTI) and Interest Inventory (Holland Code). Resume Development, Wednesday, May 11. Students will learn know what to emphasize in their resumes, identify key words and have the right versions for the right situation. Networking Strategies, Thursday, May 12. This module will help participants build their network to successfully connect with decision makers. They’ll receive handouts on networking basics, preparation, social networks and the role of technology. They’ll also get the opportunity to practice networking and put their knowledge to work. Interviewing Tips and Techniques, Friday, May 13. Students will learn how to captivate their audience in an interview through knowing interviewing basics and the essence of behav-

ioral interviewing. They’ll practice interviewing and get feedback on the spot. Register for these classes online at or by calling 952-707-4110.

District 194 classes Lakeville Area Community Education will host the following upcoming classes: • Adults can learn to pay off consumer debt, credit cards, car payments and other expenses in Get Completely Out of Debt, offered Wednesday, April 20. • Boating Safety: Squadron Boating Course is for ages 12 to adult who want to increase knowledge of boat safety. Completion of this class may qualify participants for certification to operate a watercraft. The class meets 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 19 through May 3. • Students ages 11-15 can gain the skills and confidence needed to be a babysitter in Babysitting: American Red Cross. Participants will go home with an American Red Cross babysitter certification card upon class completion. The class is offered Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, at Lakeville North High School. 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: • Great Decisions Discussion (U.S. National Security): The class offers dynamic citizen education and discussion and meets 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the Dakota County Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave. Apple Valley. For more information call 651-423-7925. This is a free event. • Dog Tricks: Enjoy time with your dog by discovering basic to complex tricks. The class meets 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 23, at Rio Gran, 16440 Fischer Ave., Hastings. The class costs $20. • Learn everything about horses at Beginner Horsemanship, which meets 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 23 through May 21, at Sunnyside Stables, 15400 Emery Ave. E., Rosemount. Classes cost $200. • Discover how to successfully implement your business idea from an experienced professional in How to Start Your Own Business. The class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at Falcon Ridge Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley. The class costs $29. • Learn how to take precise, profitable action in buying rental properties in Real Estate

Investing: Opportunities for Success (Investment Properties, Foreclosures, Short Sales). The class meets 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at Falcon Ridge Middle, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley. The class costs $19 and $6 for each additional adult. Register for these classes online at or call 651-423-7920. – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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Reader board sign sought for Burnsville’s Alimagnet Park time 30 to 40 minutes were used to discuss electronic reader boards and the Vegas comparison was made. The idea for the sign originated with Baseball Association 191. The group has partnered with the city of Burnsville for over a decade and has contributed significantly, according to Schultz. BA 191 President Ken Slipka said after the work session that the reason for his group’s taking the steps to get the council’s approval is to generate revenue for BA 191 and the city, as well as promote city activities with the board. The baseball club secured a gambling license in 1998 for charitable pulltabs, and had sites in Burnsville, Savage and Rosemount. Revenue from pulltabs began to decrease six years ago, when the smoking ban went into effect. “That had a devastating effect,” he emphasized, adding that the smoking ban decreased this revenue by about 80 percent. Slipka added that all the revenue derived from the charitable pulltab gambling was used to conduct BA 191 business and support other youth sports activities. Should all go as Slipka and others

MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Technology may be a sign of the times, but for one Burnsville City Council member it raises a caution sign. Burnsville city councilmember Mary Sherry shared her concerns about electronic reader boards during a Burnsville City Council work session Tuesday, April 12, at Burnsville City Hall. At the work session, council members heard from Community Development Director Jenni Faulkner and Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Director Terry Schultz. The two presented a request from Baseball Association 191. The association is asking for council consideration of a proposal to add an electronic reader board to the Alimagnet Park entrance sign located on the southeast corner of County Road 11 and Alimagnet Parkway. “Do we want it to look like Las Vegas? I don’t,” Sherry said after the meeting. “We have to think about the reader boards within the larger context of the community as a whole.” Sherry shared similar concerns during the April 5 council meeting, at which

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adding that it would be nice to see information on a sign at that location. “I want to be careful,” Sherry said, adding that she had concerns about potential future use and that the location is across from a residential area. “How commercial do we want our parks to be?” Sherry asked. Where will we draw the line?” Should the request ultimately be approved by the council, there is one issue that serves as an obstacle to adding an electronic reader board to the park. According to current regulations, reader boards are not permitted in park zoning districts. All present council members (not including Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, who was out of the country with the U.S. Conference of Mayors) were presented with options, either to process a PUD (planned unit development) application or change the city’s ordinance. Following some discussion, that included a strongly agreed sentiment to include Kautz in further discussions before taking any official action, the council members requested staff to work with BA 191 and process a PUD.

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hope, the reader board will allow for advertising and announcements of sporting and community events that include Art and All That Jazz, the Fire Muster and the International Festival. “We’d like to use [the board] as part of a promotion and advertising package to obtain business sponsorship … to enable the city to better promote community events at Alimagnet Park and in the city,” Slipka said. Councilmember Dan Gustafson supports the idea of adding an electronic reader board at the park, especially for large tournaments often played there. As one of the few parks in the entire state equipped with lights, he indicated that the park is very popular. Gustafson said that the tournaments draw thousands of people into Burnsville and is good for the city’s economy due to the dollars spent. Councilmember Dan Kealey also supported having an electronic reader board, which would be similar to those located at the Performing Arts Center and City Hall. “I don’t have any problem with this. We’re in the information age,” he said,

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Cell phone abilities call out for a dumbfounded ‘Wow’ As I slipped my iPhone between the bed sheet and the mattress pad, I wondered how the line between “luxury” and “necessity” had become so blurred. It was my first night trying Sleep Cycle, an iPhone application that, according to its creators, is “a bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase.” Dozing off, I tried to remind myself that there were no conclusive links between cell phones and brain cancer, despite the logical thought that having a low-level source of radiation close to my head for an extended period of time was probably not the best idea in the world. Sweet dreams. My secondhand iPhone has become many things. It has replaced the voice recorder, digital planner and iPod I used to carry around in my gear bag. I can use it much like a digital Swiss Army knife, recording interviews, keeping track of events, taking photos and checking email on the go. It also

JOSEPH PALMERSHEIM Sun-Current Managing Editor connects me to the Internet, enables me to tweet and go on Facebook, and now wakes up when my “sleep cycle” is allegedly at its lightest. Is anyone else amazed by the fact that we are basically carrying small computers around in our pockets all the time? The knowledge (or relative ignorance, depending on what you believe) of the world is at our fingertips thanks to a little device that stopped being a mere telephone years ago. Today’s cellular phones are communication hubs, media libraries, interactive maps, publication platforms, organizers, and, yes, alarm clocks. It boggles the mind to think of how many other machines they replace. It is amazing just how dialedin the human race has become. According to a July 2010 article

on, there were 5 billion cellular phones for 6.9 billion people on the planet. There is also the following statement to consider: according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, it took mobile phones 14 years to reach 50 percent of U.S. households, compared with 56 years for the telephone, 20 years for the personal computer, 10 years for the Internet, nine years for radio and five years for television. Not bad for a device which even 15 years ago was considered a semi-snobbish luxury worthy of jokes from Jay Leno. In the late 1960s, people were amazed at the futuristic gadgetry on “Star Trek,” like the communicators which allowed Captain Kirk and Spock to speak, without wires, to fellow crewmates or even to their ship in orbit. At the time, such devices seemed impossible, but we take that same ability for granted now, along with the idea of having a small device that gives us real-time data about our current surroundings.

In forty years, our human space explorers yet to go further than the moon, but when it comes to communications, we are fast surpassing what was dismissed as improbable science fiction only a generation or two ago. Does anyone else realize just how cool that is? As for my review of Sleep Cycle, the first night was inconclusive. My four-month-old already wakes me up many times at night regardless of the depth of my sleep cycle, and has lately taken to emitting desperate squawks in the middle of the night that drive my limbic system into the red. This was documented in a graph of my second night’s sleep with the app. It was a series of clustered and jagged peaks resembling a Richter scale printout. I’m debating whether I need an alarm clock at all, or if one can just function in a constant low-level mental fog for the foreseeable future. Maybe it’s just life’s way of reminding me that cell phones can do many things, but they can’t do everything. At least not yet.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support the re-use of the old police station To the editor: I am writing in support of the concept to utilize the old Lakeville Police Station on Holyoke Avenue as a Senior Center and Lakeville Area Historical Society facility. A committee was formed in 2010 to study the feasibility of the Senior Center and Historical Society sharing the building both from a usage and cost standpoint. The committee includes Wold Architects, representatives from the Senior Center and Historical Society and City staff. The committee will soon present its findings to the City Council. This will include building

usage plans, cost estimates and funding availability to use the building for this purpose. It was made clear at the onset that new tax dollars were not available for this concept. There have been no funds spent by the City on this study. I believe the building would provide the Senior Center with much needed additional space for activities, games, exercise areas and socializing and provide the Historical Society with handicapped accessible space for displays and programs. The location is ideal, just one block from Heritage Library and near Heritage Commons, old downtown and City Hall. Lakeville’s senior population is growing

and new housing is being constructed. The Senior Center has over 1,000 members; about 650 are Lakeville residents. Some have said that senior housing complexes can provide senior activities but that is not true for the majority of seniors. Less than 15 percent of the Senior Center’s members actually live in senior housing. Most live in their own homes and commute to use the Senior Center. I hope everyone will study the proposal with an open mind, keeping in mind the long-term usage and benefits to the City. Please join in supporting the project and let the mayor and City Council know that you support the idea. Wally Potter Lakeville

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Reduce harmful chemicals BY ANGIE TIMMONS • GUEST COLUMNIST Whether you have children, pets or just a general concerns about your health, there are easy ways to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals at home. Here are tips to reduce the amount of hazardous products in your home: • Look for products that list all their ingredients on the label. Generally, fewer ingredients are better. • Use a multi-purpose cleaner rather than buying many specialty cleaners. • Use single-ingredient products that

CORRECTION The incorrect date was given for Apple Valley pianist Stephen Stouder’s recital at MacPhail Center for Music in our April 14 story “Passion for piano leads Apple Valley man to Paris.” The correct date is Saturday, May 21. The Sun-Current regrets the error.

serve several functions such as: baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice or salt. • Look for products that are made from plant-based materials like citrus, seed, vegetables, herbs or pine oils. • Choose products that have low or no volatile organic compounds. These are toxic chemicals that are released into the air and are often contained in products such as paint, chlorine bleach and oven cleaners. • Look for chlorine-free products and water-based glues, adhesives and paints. Overall, try to choose the least toxic product to do the job. A product with the signal word “Caution” on its label is less hazardous than a product with the signal word “Warning,” “Danger” or “Poison.” Many people are switching to homemade cleaners to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals and save money. Inexpensive ingredients like baking soda, vinegar and dish soap often clean just as well as store-bought products. You can find more information about non-toxic cleaners Visit to find your county’s HHW drop-off site. – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

EDUCATION New Burnsville business Children’s Art Festival A Children’s Art Festival will take donates to District 191 place at the Burnsville Performing Art A new retail store in Burnsville called Gordman’s donated $2,500 to Foundation 191, a nonprofit organization to enhance educational opportunities in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Owner Jeff Gordman presented the check to Foundation 191?President Stephen Fiebiger during a ceremony Friday, April 1, at the store. Gordman’s is located in the Burnsville Center and sells home fashions and apparel.

Center April 28 through June 4. The exhibit features more than 100 pieces of artwork by Burnsville-Eagan-Savage students in grades one through six. A free opening reception will be 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 28. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

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Lakeville South High School theater will be performing “Bye Bye Birdie” April 28-30. Performances are 7:30 p.m., April 28-30, and 2 p.m., April 30. There is also a senior citizen performance 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at the door or at Lakeville South High School between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Local director LJ Johnson is producing “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Lakeville High School North. The play features actors from the high school. Performances are 7:30 p.m., April 27, 28, 29 and 30, and 2 p.m., April 30, at Lakeville North High School. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for senior citizens and $9 for adults. Tickets: 952-232-3999 ext. 6644.

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School District 194 begins making boundary adjustments BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS Now that the “who” has been decided, District 194 is deciding the “where.” The district recently began discussions about attendance area adjustments in response to the closing of Crystal Lake Elementary at the end of the current school year. Lake Marion Elementary Principal John Braun gave a full report to the school board at during its Tuesday, April 12, meeting on the task force’s recommendations for new boundaries. The board first received the report at its Tuesday, April 5, study session. The attendance area adjustment task force recommends students from the current Crystal Lake Elementary attendance area join the Christina Huddleston, Oak Hills and Orchard Lake school communities. The task force also recommends no changes to the current middle school and high school boundaries to minimize student impact. Students in the central area would go to Christiana Huddleston Elementary, students living on the west side of Interstate 35 would attend Orchard Lake

‘This plan provides a better balance between all of our schools so they can be used more efficiently.’ — Roz Peterson

Elementary, and students in the north and northeast quadrant would attend Oak Hills Elementary. “The recommendation creates a sustainable and efficient use of the schools,” Braun said. “We believe this is a suitable plan given the enrollment projects we’ve been given and decreases the enrollment range from 242 students to under 100 students. We narrow the range between the eight elementary schools.” “The class size guidelines are district-wide, and this plan provides a better balance between all of our schools so

they can be used more efficiently,” said Director Roz Peterson. The task force used five parameters to guide the process, including minimizing disruption to students and families in kindergarten through 12th-grade, avoiding a creation of a racially-identifiable school, utilizing natural boundaries and keeping neighborhoods together, minimizing numbers of students moving from “fee zones” to “no fee zones,” and utilizing building capacities to create sustainable and efficient plans for the schools. The task force was formed in early March, and includes Director of Administrative Services Tom Coughlin, Coordinator of Technology and Media Greg Utecht, Board of Education Chair Judy Keliher, Crystal Lake Elementary Principal Jennifer Harmening, Century Middle School Principal Catherine Gillach, Director of Business Services Mark Klett, Peterson and Braun. “The broad-based membership was helpful to the group,” Braun said about the task force. “It helped us have a thorough examination of the data and positively impacted the report and recommendation.”


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Braun added that having Harmening on the team was helpful. “Having a representative to share with the task force desires and concerns and to keep us aware of what the Crystal Lake community was thinking throughout this process was extremely helpful and kept us mindful of what we could do within our parameters for the children involved,” Braun said. “There are 12 people here, so that shows that the presentation in its current form is being accepted by a majority of the people out there and the work that has been done to get to this point,” Director Jim Skelly said at the April 12 meeting. “With all the adjustments in the last few months, this one has yet to poke anyone in the ribs from what I’ve seen. We have opportunities to gain feedback, but thus far, there hasn’t been much negative feedback, but there has been positive feedback.” To weigh in on the attendance area adjustments, call 952-232-2027 or email The plan will be discussed for approval during the board’s Tuesday, April 26, meeting.

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Burnsville Rotary event aimed at giving back to community BY MICHAEL RICCI • SUN NEWSPAPERS Laughter is widely regarded as the best medicine, but one local community organization is hoping it can work as a good fundraising mechanism, too. The Burnsville Rotary is doing something different this year for its annual fundraiser. “Comedy for Caring,” the organization’s 36th annual fundraising event, will raise the curtain 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature members of Chicago’s Second City theater group, widely known for being the launching point for some of the most famous comedians in modern history. The PAC’s doors open 6 p.m., and the main show begins 8 p.m. This year’s fundraiser may be unique and exciting to the club and community members alike, but it is the spirit of giv-


ing that has Rotary member Jim Schmitt more excited. “This year’s event allows a much larger audience to participate in giving back to their community,” Schmitt said. “We hope to have over 800 people.” Schmitt said revenue generated from the $35 ticket price would be reprocessed back into the community by way of dispersing it among 25 nonprofit organizations in the south metro area.

An already enthusiastic Schmitt had room for more excitement about the talent that is coming from Second City, namely for the cast members who will be hosting a one-hour workshop for 15 Burnsville High School drama students 3 p.m. the day of the show. According to Joseph Ruffner, Second City stage manager, cast members will ROTARY: TO NEXT PAGE


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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE be teaching as well as coaching the Burnsville students the finer points of improvisation. The silent auction will feature more than 100 items, while the live auction will feature seven, including a ride along with a Burnsville police officer and a dinner for two with Mayor Elizabeth Kautz at Chianti Grill in Burnsville. At least for those arriving early, the evening will feature complimentary appetizers and drinks to the nostalgic sounds of Real Big Band, an 18-piece jazz ensemble. Sketches, songs, improvisations and a good dose of political satire will be an underlying theme during the show to be held on the PAC’s main stage. “That is what Second City is known for. That is there thing,” Schmitt said. Despite the heavy workload in organizing this year’s event, Schmitt said he and others are having a lot of fun and have even thought about next year. “We certainly would like to do something even better,” he said, adding it is something the Rotary will have to assess after this year’s event. Tickets for this event cost $35. VIP tickets, which include meet-and-greets with the Second City cast members, cost $75. Tickets are available at the BPAC box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787.

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County and the city of Eagan both experienced increases in this area. The county had an increase of about 9 percent, while Eagan experienced an increase of nearly 15 percent, Garrison said, adding that the city council feels that technology is crucial to the future of Eagan. The council’s approval of the project followed a great deal of work by a local advisory panel, known as the Technology Working Group. It was created in 2004 to advise in ways not only to ensure but also to increase communications services in the city. The group consists of top technology managers from small and large Eagan businesses, city residents, individuals from other city advisory commissions, and the city’s community development and communications directors. The entire project is still in process, according to Director of Administrative Services Gene Van Overbeke, but will go back to the city’s finance committee for review after an audit is completed. Following the review, the committee will go before the council for sources of one or more funds to cover the $85,000 cost for the study.


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District 191 students catching swing-dance fever ‘Singers and Swingers’ and ‘Burnsville Swing’ have attracted students for more than 10 years BY JENNIE OLSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS Move over, danceline. Students in the Burnsville School District are embracing the jazz vibe and proving that swing dancing is just as popular as it was in the ’40s. Since 1999, Burnsville students have been learning the art of swing dancing from Nicollet Junior High music teacher Ann Bakken. “Bakken got me into it on a whim and I ended up liking it. From there it just kind of exploded,” said 2005 Burnsville High School alumnus Pat Jones, who was a part of the original Nicollet swing dancing group. “We would meet in the morning or after school, and it started off as half dancing and half singing.” “It’s great exercise and a good thing for camaraderie,” Bakken said. “The kids are just fun and have a blast. They all really want to be there and work really hard.” The group, called Nicollet Singers and Swingers, began as a swing choir and extracurricular music program in 1999. Now, approximately 80 junior high students are auditioned members of Nicollet Singers and Swingers during the school year, where they sing in the fall and dance in the spring. Other students in surrounding schools and school districts participate in the group throughout the summer through Community Education. Because so many girls tend to audition for Nicollet Singers and Swingers, Bakken began another group just for Nicollet girls called The Betties. “We try to find a place for everyone,” she said.

Burnsville Swing Swing fever wasn’t just a junior high phase for many of Bakken’s students, and as they graduated to high school they wanted to continue. “I had these kids in 1999 and they wanted to keep dancing,” Bakken said. “I teach a musical in the spring, so I had no time for a high school group, but they kept showing up and practicing on their own. They showed me they really wanted to do it and kept

Burnsville Swing started in 2002 when students from Nicollet Singers and Swingers decided to continue swing dancing at the high school level. The group regularly performs at pep rallies and community events. (Submitted photo)

‘We fell in love with it when we were in seventh to ninth grade and we didn’t want to give it up, so we asked if we could bring it on to the next level.’ — 2005 Burnsville High School alumnus Pat Jones, who was a part of the original Nicollet swing dancing group coming to practice, so we made time for it.” In 2002, Bakken created Burnsville Swing, a group that is school supported but not school sponsored. The high school group focuses on dancing rather than singing, and all members must audition. “Burnsville Swing always performed for us in elementary school, and my older sister is six years older and did it for a while, so I grew up thinking that they were really cool, and I looked up to them,” said Burnsville High School senior and swing dancer Zach Biggar. “Not a lot of my friends know how to do it, so they think it’s really cool.” “It evolved in high school with a group of us who wanted to keep going

with it,” Jones said. “We fell in love with it when we were in seventh to ninth grade and we didn’t want to give it up, so we asked if we could bring it on to the next level.” Jones said that Bakken originally did all of the choreographing for them, but once they got to high school they had more input in the routines. “[The junior high students] are inspired by what the high school kids can do because the high school kids have gotten crazy good,” Bakken said. “The high school level is more rigorous, so I improved and auditioned to get into that group and I got into it my ninth grade year,” Biggar said. Jones added that when Burnsville Swing performed at high school pep rallies or other large shows, they occasionally brought over some of the Nicollet ninth graders to make the group bigger. Burnsville Swing has a finale show at the end of each school year, which Bakken said is always a tearful time, especially when the students have participated for all six years. “We’ve had them since seventh grade, so it gets emotional for me to let them go, and for them, too,” Bakken said.

A ‘lifelong skill’ Bakken began dancing in the ‘90s, first starting out with country dancing and then learning to swing dance under the direction of Twin Cities dance gurus Terry and Cindy Gardner.

“I have a dance partner [Mark Rawlings] and we used to compete in dance contests for kicks and giggles when we were younger, but now it hurts when I land wrong, and I’m also pregnant,” Bakken said, laughing. Jones said that anytime Bakken wanted to teach the group an advanced swing-dancing trick, she would bring in her dance partner to help demonstrate the move. “Social dancing is something you can always use; it’s a lifelong skill,” Bakken said. “It breaks down the barriers of the sexes as far as being nervous around boys or girls because you partner up. Plus, you have to have some rhythm. It’s just a really fun social activity for them to do.” Both junior high and high school swing dancing groups perform locally at The Rivers Senior Independent and Assisted Living Campus, Ebenezer Ridges Care Center, National Night Out, the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, the Minnesota Zoo, and the Minnesota State Fair, among others. “We just did a performance for the sixth grade honor choir, so we did a couple of dances and a jam circle with tricks and aerial stuff,” Biggar said. “We do little things here and there, so we perform at some swing dance clubs like the Caves in St. Paul and the Tapestry in Minneapolis.” “It was just another avenue to create new friendships,” Jones said. “It was also cool to learn something I had never done before.” – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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District 191 tutors Several schools in Burnsville-EaganSavage School District 191 will receive tutors through the Minnesota Reading and Math Corps to provide academic support for students next year. Vista View Elementary School has been using Reading Corps tutors for three years and Sioux Trail Elementary School for two years. Elementary schools that will be adding tutors next year are Hidden Valley, Edward Neill, Rahn, Sky Oaks, Gideon Pond, William Byrne and Harriet Bishop. Math tutors will be assigned to MW. Savage, Sioux

Trail, Rahn and Gideon Pond Elementary and Nicollet and Eagle Ridge Junior High Schools. Applications for both programs are now being accepted, and are available at and or by calling 612-206-3034.

Disabilities workshop Youth with disabilities and their parents are invited to a workshop on “Getting and Keeping the First Job,” presented by PACER Center and cosponsored by the Special Education Advisory Committee of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The workshop is 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. Contact PACER Center at 952-838-9000 to register.

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helps children with autism who have a difficult time concentrating on tasks. “Children with autism tend to selffocus, and they have a hard time socializing,” Pierson said. “But you can’t selffocus if you’re handling a horse. We play games where they have to concentrate, and we do games that help with handeye coordination. Between those two things, we’ve seen some miraculous things happen.” One of Pierson’s patients, a girl named Carmen, was mute with autism when she came to the ranch. “We started walking and talking with her on the horse and kept repeating the same words, and that first night she said 10 words,” Pierson said. “She went by and waved at her mom and said, ‘Hi, Mommy,’ and her mom started to cry because she had never heard that before. You go out and see the benefits of what happens and you’re hooked.” The Kanes saw similar improvements when it came to Ryan’s physical implications. “When [Ryan] originally started, we had lots of cushions, and he was laying on the back of the horses and needed a lot of support,” Luann Kane said. “Now, he can really get by with just [a] walker.

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE He’s improved that much in balance and coordination.”

A majestic history Founder Kim Howard began Majestic Hills Ranch as a way to help her granddaughter, Jackie, who was born with Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas, a disease of the airway. When Jackie was six years old, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and had an operation to remove the lower right lobe of her lung. The chemotherapy made it difficult for Jackie to walk or lift her legs, but within four weeks of riding therapy, Jackie was walking, dancing and roller-skating. “[Kim’s] daughter [Jody] loved horses and as a kid had volunteered on ranches that did therapeutic riding,” Pierson said. “Jackie must have been 12 or 13 and had to go through bouts of chemotherapy, and it made her really stiff and sore and she was in a wheelchair, so Kim bought the ranch for Jody.” Now, approximately 100 children a week enjoy the 105-acre outdoor riding arena, picnic area, bonfire pit, handicap accessible hay wagon, and petting zoo with cats, goats, chickens and potbellied pigs. Majestic Hills Ranch offers evening sessions for children 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Monday, May 2. Once school is out, additional morning session will be offered 8:30 a.m. to noon beginning Monday, June 13.

Heroes on Horseback Majestic Hills Ranch built a second outdoor arena last year to begin an advanced program for children who are able to ride on a horse independently. Because only eight or nine of the students are at that level, the arena was left open much of the time, so Majestic Hills Ranch began a “Heroes on Horseback” program in 2010 for veterans in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “We send our vets out to war to protect us, and they come back and are disabled, and many have head trauma or head injuries, and some are amputees or paralyzed,” Pierson said. “So many are

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coming back with [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] and they’re violent and can’t regroup with their families.” The Heroes on Horseback therapy is a free program sponsored by grants and donors. The times of the sessions have not been finalized, but Pierson said they will likely have sessions Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and possible Saturdays beginning Monday, May 2. “The VA is really excited and can’t wait until we get started,” Pierson said. “Their vets are already getting lined up, so we’re looking forward to a really good season, and we’ll just keep plugging away at it and try to help the veterans in the same way we help the kids.”


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A difference for a lifetime In the decade that Kane and her son have been a part of Majestic Hills Ranch, they have seen many transformations and expansions. “I think it’s more fun now that there are other kids riding and they have more of a program than they did initially,” Kane said. “[Ryan] loves the volunteers and loves to tell the horse to move and stop and turn and have some control over his horse.” Kane said that despite the physical implications, Ryan is very bright and can read, spell, do math, and work a cell phone, and he has now become very comfortable with the horses and the trainers. “Ryan is the shining star of our lives,” Kane said. “He never ceases to amaze us in all the things he can do and all of the accomplishments he has achieved. Our little angel may have started at 3.5 pounds and 16 inches long but his big heart and hard work have won the hearts and the admiration of those around him.” The ranch is looking for volunteers to help children and young adults with their therapeutic riding lessons. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and able to walk in a sandy arena for approximately an hour at a time. More information is available at No Motels, No Hype Just Honest Pricing Everyday !

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Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, April 21, 2011 –

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Mature Lifestyles

A special section on Senior Living Seniors, boomers continue to see the home as the center of the family


oomers are happy where they live and like what their communities offer, enjoy being near friends and family, and appreciate access to shopping, social opportunities and healthcare, according to a poll from AARP. Just like previous generations, they plan to stay in their homes and communities. More than eight in 10 Boomers and effectively nine in 10 people 65+ report they want to stay in their current homes for as long as possible, according to the poll released in conjunction with the unveiling of two national contest-winning room makeovers. The makeovers showcase how two of a home’s key rooms can be updated not only to be fresher and more appealing but also to be easier to use. Most Boomers already have a few basic elements in their homes that can help the homes age gracefully with their occupants, the poll reports. Eight in 10

sion, bathrooms and kitchens can be updated not only to be more attractive but also to make the home more comfortable and efficient now and in the future. The final makeovers of the winning rooms -- a farmhouse kitchen outside Charlotte, North Carolina and a Snohomish, Washington bath – can be seen with before and after photos and videos at Both makeovers employed universal design, a design approach that assures a room or home is easily used by anyone of any age or ability.

Boomers and almost nine in 10 Americans over 65 have homes with two of the key elements of comfortable living at any age or ability. Eighty-two percent have a full bath on the main level of their home and 81% have a bedroom or a room on the main floor that could become a bedroom if they were injured or wanted to downsize from multi-floor living. “Far too often a person has to break a leg or contract a serious illness to discover that the home they love could restrict their comfortable lifestyle,” said Elinor Ginzler, AARP senior vice president for livable communities. “A few tweaks to key rooms and entrances when boomers and empty nesters are already remodeling can make a standard home more user-friendly for anyone at any age or ability.” To prove that point, AARP launched its “Recession Remodel” room makeover contest intending to show that even in a reces-

THE MAKEOVERS Not too long ago, North Carolina winner Jamie Hammill’s mom Judy moved back to the family farmhouse in Richfield, NC about an hour outside of Charlotte. But the pleasant old-fashioned farmhouse kitchen was outdated and hard to use. AARP’s total makeover of the winner’s

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kitchen unveiled today expanded and brightened the room, added an open floor plan, extensive cabinet and counter space, multi-level work and eating space, and easy to reach appliances. Now the beautiful new kitchen is as comfortable and efficient as it is pretty. On weekends, Washington state contest winner Mary Waggoner cares for her 84 and 83 year-old parents. But her cramped bathroom didn’t fit her mother’s wheel chair and the traditional shower/tub combination posed a safety hazard for her father. The award winning renovation by AARP revealed today removed these barriers and introduced soft colors, whimsical inlaid tile artwork, a walk-in shower, a sink counter that’s comfortable either seated or standing, a heated non-slip floor, Home continues page 19

CROSSWORD PUZZLE – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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Lifestyles A special section on Senior Living

Healthcare at home Home is where the heart is. Increasingly, the home is also where the healthcare is. For various reasons, older people prefer to receive medical care at home, whether it be in their own home or their children's home. More than 8 million seniors and people with disabilities enjoy the benefits of medical care at home. Services and equipment that enable people to receive care at home include oxygen therapy, power wheelchairs, hospital beds and diabetic supplies. Reforming healthcare, especially Medicare, is a continually top issue in Washington, D.C. Medicare provides health insurance to approximately 43 million Americans aged 65 and older, and to people with permanent disabilities. While total Medicare spending skyrockets, the portion devoted to home medical care and equipment remains less than 2 percent. At the same time, homecare holds down costs better than other healthcare segments. Two years of home oxygen therapy costs less than the average Medicare cost for a single day in the hospital, which


is more than $5,500. Providing care to seniors in their homes requires services. Homecare providers serve clients after hours and over weekends to ensure that their patients stay safe - and out of emergency rooms. Also, homecare providers help vulnerable seniors during emergencies such as ice storms and hurricanes. As the government works toward solutions regarding the uninsured and the rising costs of care, the role of home medical care and equipment is likely to be considered as one of the key solutions that will help sustain Medicare and Medicaid. Tyler J. Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare, notes, "Homecare will continue to be safe and cost-effective only as long as policymakers in Washington remember that homecare requires a human touch, including services and personal attention." For more information on homecare and its services, visit athome.

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THE DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS AARP renovated the winning kitchen and bath with generous volunteer help from local designers and contractors and the assistance of building and appliance suppliers and manufacturers and local chapters of The American Society of Interior Designers and the National Association of Homebuilders’ Remodelers

Council in both locations. “We could never have taken on these projects without the local teams outstanding work and the generous support from all the companies involved,” said Ginzler. “These makeovers demonstrate what homeowners can do when they finally get around to remodeling. With a little extra thought and design help, their new room can not only be more comfortable and reflect their style, it can make them ready for whatever surprises life may bring.”


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Mature Lifestyles

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

A special section on Senior Living

Couples need to work at rehabbing the empty nest Oh the empty nest. Clean bathrooms, romantic dinners and no soccer games. It sounds great, but a University of Wisconsin therapist says that millions of baby boomers are in for a big adjustment this fall when their children head off to college. John Scherpelz, a therapist at UW Health Outpatient Psychiatry, has helped many couples through the transition, which he said can be as jarring as the one after the birth of the first child. After years of longing for quiet time, the house can seem a little too, well, quiet. “Some times couples are challenged to fill the void that used to be occupied by the children,’’ he said. “Schedules and conversations no longer center on what the kids are doing – or what they’re refusing to do – and couples may find that their conversa-

tion skills have atrophied.” They may need to acquire new skills, just as they adjusted 18 years before to midnight feedings, diaper changing and car seats. “They may need to learn again to put thoughts and feelings into words for their partners, and to learn to listen as partners share their feelings,’’ he said. Scherpelz has helped couples develop hard-earned skills at expressing what’s important and responding to their partner’s thoughts and feelings in a way that helps them problem-solve. “Learning the give and take of those conversations helps them feel like they’re on the same team, which results in feelings of closeness, and solidifies the bond between partners,’’ he said. Feeling rusty and out of practice at

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ity of enjoying children as peers increases as parents allow them to make their own decisions, large and small, and to relish the benefits of the good choices they make -- and here’s the hard part -- to learn from the consequences of their not-so-good choices. “I want to be welcome in my children’s homes and lives, and a more meddlesome parent is a less welcome guest in a young adult’s world,’’ says Scherpelz, the proud parent, with his wife, of two adult children. Most importantly, this is a time to celebrate and enjoy your success at what can sometimes seem like the world’s hardest job – raising children. “You’ve succeeded at your mission of raising kids to be independent, healthy adults, and launched them into the world more or less as planned,’’ he says. “Now’s a great time to enjoy your independence, and your time to try new things: dump the minivan, downsize the house, keep different hours, try new activities, new foods, and new travel destinations.”


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Lifestyles A special section on Senior Living

Seniors: How to live independently and safely Retirement is a great time to enjoy life especially in your own home. But if you or your parents - are starting to slow down, suffering from occasional imbalance or are having difficulty living safely in your home, it could limit your independence, and potentially cause you harm. Falling is the leading cause of injury and death among people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And if you look around your home, or your loved-one's home, you probably can find many tripping or other safety hazards, increasing the risk of a fall. Here are some tips you can follow to help yourself or your loved one continue to live independently in their own home and age in place safely: • Install telephones in every room, and have a cell phone always charged and accessible. Communication is important, and having a phone easily accessible can determine how swiftly help arrives in an emergency like a fall. • Switch under-counter shelves into pullout drawers, so you or your loved one don't have to get down on your hands and knees to find something at the rear of the cabinet. This not only helps prevent falls, but also prevents strains on the body from bending over. • Install as much extra lighting as you can around the house. This includes nightlights and extra light switches at all door entrances so nobody ends up stumbling around in the dark. • Create safe walking passages. If loose rugs are lying around, consider removing them. Check to see if any of the flooring in

your house is slippery. You might want to consider installing carpet - not only to get rid of the slippery floor, but also to keep feet warmer as well. Also, review the layout of each room. Keep entrances clear of lamps or furniture so someone doesn't accidently become bruised from bumping into them, or tripping and falling to the floor. • Make sure to keep electric cords and small items out of the high-traffic areas of your home. Vision begins to decline later in life, and it can be easy to stumble over hard-to-spot hazards lying on the floor. • All bath mats, rugs and runners should have slip-resistant backing. Periodically lift all rugs and inspect the backing to see whether it needs to be replaced. • At older ages, we are much more susceptible to burns from hot water. To prevent this, set the temperature of your water heater below 120 degrees. • Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen, and make sure it's easily accessible. Check the gauge every month to make sure the extinguisher is still full, and teach seniors the correct way to use it should a house fire ever occur. • Check all stair railings, both inside and outside the home, to be sure they are safe and secure. • Incorporate walk-in showers in your bathrooms, so you don't have to climb over the edge of a tub. Aging in place isn't overly difficult, and you can keep yourself or your loved one safe at home, and living in comfort with some of these tips.


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Hello, is it me you’re looking for? A behind the scenes look at how the Super Bowl Party with a Purpose has built a team dedicated to Kick Hunger in America. Tom Brokaw - NBC News “Taste of the NFL is a treat from the heart as well as for the palate, a mouth watering reminder of how football, food, and community spirit help hold us together beyond Sundays and Super Bowl weekend.”

Al Pann, a Minneapolis resident, recently stumbled across these photographs in a secondhand dresser he purchased from Unique Thrift store in Burnsville. He found them in a brown paper bag wedged into the dresser’s back. “I thought someone was probably sad about not knowing what happened to them,” he said. He is looking to reunite the photos with their owner. “Julie Anne Hanson, 1 yr.” and “Wesley Clifford Hansen, 1 day old” are written on the back, with dates. Do you know who these people are? Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sun Current via email at (Photo illustration by Joseph Palmersheim)

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EDUCATION School Notes • Rosemount Middle School eighth-grade student Utkarsh Koshti took second place in the state MathCounts individual competition and earned a spot on the Minnesota team, which will travel to Washington, D.C. for the national MathCounts competition May 5-8. Shre Kapoor of Scott Highlands Middle School also competed at state as one of the top individual scorers in the qualifying competition. Other students representing Black Hawk, Dakota Hills, Falcon Ridge and Scott Highlands middle schools who competed at state MathCounts Saturday, April 2, include: Anthony Deziel, Taylor Leighton, Katie Moon and Saumik Narayanan of Black Hawk Middle; Jacob Dean, Eric Elert, Ridhima Misra and Caleb Ringkob of Dakota Hill Middle, and Hemu Kumar, David Lu, Justin Lu and Apoorva Malarvanaun of Falcon Ridge Middle. • Senior Matt Kelliher of Apple Valley High School was named Mr. Minnesota of Wrestling and Jim Jackson was named Head Coach of the

Year by the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association. • Two Apple Valley High School coaches, Geri Dirth and Chuck Scanlon, have both been selected to the Minnesota High School League Hall of Fame this year. Geri has been a coach and teacher at Apple Valley for the past 31 years and has been the head coach of girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball and girls’ track and field. Chuck has been a coach and teacher at Apple Valley for 33 years and has been head coach of boys’ soccer, girls’ hockey, ringette, boys’ hockey and baseball. • The Valley Middle School sixthgrade Knowledge Master team finished third among Minnesota schools and 19th out of 290 middle school teams nationally that competed in the Knowledge Master Open spring competition. A team from Falcon Ridge finished sixth in Minnesota and 59th nationally. Knowledge Master is an academic competition conducted via computer; student teams answer questions in a variety of subject areas and earn points for answering correctly and quickly.

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Good Friday - April 22 8:00am Morning Prayer 12:15pm Stations of the Cross 7:00pm The Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday - April 23 8:00am Morning Prayer 7:00pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday - April 24 7:30am, 9:00am and 11:00am

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Maundy (Holy) Thursday, April 21 - 7:00pm Good Friday, April 22 - 12:00 & 7:00pm Easter Worship, April 24 Traditional Services - 8:00, 9:00 & 10:30am Family Service - 9:00am Contemporary Service - 10:30am Regular Worship Schedule Wednesday Intergenerational Worship - 6:30pm Sunday Worship 9 & 10:30am Traditional, 10:30am Contemporary

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Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, April 21, 2011 –

“For God So Loved The World”

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 1930 Diffley Road Eagan, Minnesota 55122 651-454-4091

7600 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights



Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday Communion 7:00 PM Good Friday Choir Cantata 7:00 PM Easter Sunday Festival Worship - Saturday 6:00 PM & Sunday 8:30 & 10:45 AM

April 21 • Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion Service

April 22 • Good Friday 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service

April 24 • Easter Sunday

(Easter Breakfast served by youth 7:45 - 10:15 am on Sunday.)


8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services


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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MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Maundy Thursday, April 21st Worship 7:00 pm

Good Friday, April 22nd Worship 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday, April 24th Worship 8:00, 9:00, 10:15 & 11:15 am

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COMMUNITY NOTES Lakeville Park and Rec Programs planned The Lakeville Park and Recreation Department will host the following programs this spring: • Sixth annual SORR GPS race:

Meets 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. Pre-race meeting begins 9 a.m., with food and prizes following at noon. Cost is $25 per team. • Tiny tots turf soccer: For ages 47. This is an introductory program for children to learn soccer basics 9-10 a.m.

Wednesdays, May 4-25, at Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Ave. Cost is $25. • Bird Banding: Join naturalists Mark Newstrom and Roger Everhart for an up-close and personal look at wild birds 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 1, at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail. Cost is $2 per person 10 and older, and

free for children under 10. • Water aerobics: For all ages. Meets 7:15 p.m. May 10-June 9, at the Lakeville Family Swim School, 10491 165th St. W., Lakeville. Cost is $50 per person. Call 952-435-1898 or go to for more information. Information: 952-985-4600.

Paschal Services April 21-24, 2011 Holy Thursday - Last Supper Divine Liturgy of St. Basil - 9AM Matins with 12 Passion Gospels - 7PM

Holy Friday - Crucifixion of Jesus Royal Hours - 9AM Vespers of the Un-nailing - 1PM Matins with Lamentations at the Tomb - 7PM

Saturday of the Light Vesperal Divine Liturgy - 10AM

Great and Holy Pascha Midnight Office Nocturnes, Matins and Liturgy begins Saturday at 11:30PM






St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church 2020 Silver Bell Road, Suite 5 Eagan, MN 55122 + (612) 564-0215

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Vespers of Pascha Sunday at 11:30AM






Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, April 21, 2011 –

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Envision FROM PAGE 1 like they completely destroyed our home. Since it was such a small community, we became a family. Many of the students who come out of district aren’t going to be coming to Burnsville anymore without Envision” The performing arts magnet school opened in September 2009 with the goal of providing high school students opportunities to improve skills in dance, theater and music. Students enrolled in Envision Academy take their academic courses at the Burnsville High School main campus and their performing arts courses at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke said the 38 students who are enrolled next year are not enough to sustain the program, so instructional positions will be eliminated and the lease for space at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center will end. “It’s really hard to identify exactly why the interest in the program wasn’t greater or why our numbers weren’t where we thought they would be,” Helke said. “It could be the program design

isn’t what the people are looking for. It could possibly be that it isn’t the right time to start a new program like that. It could be that our efforts to reach out and market the program didn’t get to the right folks, so it just didn’t work as well. It’s just not the right program at the right time.” PJ, and her mom, Kelly Glover, said they never saw any true promotion for Envision and that it was mostly promoted by word-of-mouth. “The only promotion I remember seeing for Envision was a poster in the lunch room the year before it opened,” PJ said. “Half of the students were out of district and said they didn’t even know it was here until they physically looked up art schools in the south metro. It’s frustrating that they’re cutting the program because they expected it to go off on its own without funding for advertising. It wasn’t given a chance, and then they cut it because they didn’t have enough students. They shot themselves in the foot with this.” Helke said the program peaked with 77 students (53 students in District 191 and 24 students out of district) but the numbers have been declining ever since. “There are only 30 to 40 students, but ENVISION: TO NEXT PAGE – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE how many are on a basketball team? How many are on a soccer team?� Kelly said. “Those are extracurricular activities. This is part of an academic program. In dance, they learn history. In music, they’re learning how to use computers to compose music and the math behind all of that. In the theater program, they’ve done Greek tragedies, Shakespeare and modern plays. They’re getting more academics here added onto what they’re already getting academically at the high school.� PJ added that classes like Modern Dance History or Dance and Pop Culture are not offered at dance studios, and dance studios are more focused on competition than artistic expression. The costs to run Envision Academy include a $135,000 lease with the Burnsville Performing Arts Center and $170,000 in staffing because Envision students took additional classes beyond the regular seven-period day. Transportation cost to bus students from the high school to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center was also a factor. “What we will focus on moving forward in the future is continuing to support and build a strong arts program here at the high school,� Helke said. “Our commitment to the arts and providing opportunities for students to perform is still there, it’s just trying to look at ways we can build that within our regular school day.� As the first school of its kind in the south metro area, Envision Academy represents eight communities but is open to students from all school dis-

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tricts. The students receive a Burnsville High School diploma upon graduation. Areas of music at Envision are band, orchestra and vocal music. Students focusing on band or vocal music can participate in existing ensemble groups at Burnsville High School, but all orchestra ensembles take place at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Licensed faculty members teach all of the courses at the performing arts center, and students also occasionally work with artists in residency or experts in the field. “The parents are not going to let this go easily. They are fighting it and the students are fighting it,� Kelly said. “They are all scrambling to find out where they can send their kids because there’s nothing south of the river for them. When you’re looking at the demographics, [families] don’t have the extra $500 to pay for their child to go to the studios, so this was the springboard for these kids. The south metro needs this.� “The sad part is seeing the loss of opportunities for the kids because there was a lot of passion in that program, and the kids were connected and excited,� Helke said. “For some kids, it was probably the most positive experience they’ve had in their schooling.� Next year, PJ said she’s hoping to attend Mankato State University to explore their modern dance program. “I know I want to dance for the rest of my life, and I don’t know if I would want to make dancing my main thing if it wasn’t for Envision,� PJ said. “I don’t think I would have had the confidence to pursue a career in this. It’s a beautiful, wonderful place.�

Unitarian Universalist

Happy Easter! Sunday, April 24 10:30 am

“It’s Good to Go, It’s Good to Come Back� SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:00 & 10:30 am

Rev. David Breeden

Nursery, Children’s & Teen Programs, 10:30am

10658 210th St. West Lakeville

Minnesota Valley Fellowship

Next to Lakeville South High School

10715 Zenith Ave. So., Blmgtn



COMMUNITY NOTES Suicide support group at Burnsville church Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, 3333 Cliff Road, is hosting a suicide bereavement support group 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All adults surviving the loss of a loved one by suicide are welcome to attend the meetings regardless of religious affiliation. There are no fees, and registration is not required.

Lakeville National Day of Prayer May 5 The Lakeville National Day of Prayer will be observed noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Lakeville City Hall. The event will feature a presentation of the colors by members of the Lakeville VFW and a National Day of Prayer proclamation by Mayor Mark Bellows. Community members are invited to attend and join others in praying for their city and nation.

Patrick Eagan Park Earth Day cleanup In commemoration of Earth Day, the Patrick Eagan Cleanup Project will be meet 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at Patrick Eagan Park, 3981 Lexington Ave. The cleanup will effort will focus removing trash from trails.

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Those planning to attend are being asked to meet in the new main parking lot behind the Eagan Art House, and to bring gloves, but garbage bags and refreshments will be served after. Info: 651-683-9380.

Stormwater, water quality forum April 27 Residents interested in improving the water quality of Blackhawk Lake and Thomas Lake and those who would like to know more about Eagan’s comprehensive Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program are encouraged to attend a public forum starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. The first part of the meeting will focus on educating and involving the public in the City’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention efforts. The second portion will highlight a new project to evaluate the water quality of Blackhawk and Thomas lakes, assess the phosphorus affecting them, and develop plans to implement improvements. The meeting to review these programs is in the Eagan Room, 2nd Floor, Eagan City Hall, located at 3830 Pilot Knob Road. Attendees may freely come and go 6-8:30 p.m. However, there will be a formal presentation about the storm water program 6:15 p.m. and a separate presentation about the lake water quality studies and plans 7 p.m., with a short break between presentations. Info: 651675-5008.


Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, April 21, 2011 –

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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. 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

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


ers Association, Inc., Lienor

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:

Thomas P. Carlson (024871X)

Lot 5, Block 1, Stone Borough Address: 21316 Hytrail Cirlce, Lakeville, MN 55044 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; 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.

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Stone Borough Townhomes Homeown-

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication)

By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson 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

PIN: 22-72500-050-01

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.

(April 7, 14, 21, 2011) C3 ValleyCar

Dated: March 22, 2011

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

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 Homes Association (Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2011) C3 McGuire Foreclosure

PIN: 14-74900-702-05

City of Burnsville

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;

(Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Nicollet Commons Park Food and Beverage Vendor Background

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

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

Legal Notices continued on next page – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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COMMUNITY LINE A recent study by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Fairview Ridges Hospital among the top five percent in the nation for emergency medicine. The findings are based on an analysis of more than seven million Medicare patient records and published as HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals. Only 268 hospitals nationwide received the designation, including five in the Twin Cities area. Joseph Allen of Burnsville was recently named an Outstanding Doctoral Student in the Virginia Tech


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year. Lakeville resident Matthew Goldammer was chosen as one of the top 20 cadets in St. Thomas Academy’s Class of 2012. Katie Poluka of Lakeville placed fourth at the Missouri Horse Shows Association Kick Off Show in Sedalia April 7-9. Girl Scout Junior Troop 51474, comprised of fifth graders at Greenleaf Elementary, recently collected more than 950 pounds of pop-tabs for an April 9 Pop Tab Turn-In Event for the Ronald McDonald House.

Heritage programs Dakota County Library, Heritage, 20085 Heritage Drive in Lakeville, is hosting five children’s programs in late April. The programs are free of charge. For more information, call 952891-0360. • Books and Beyond: Earth Day Fun: Meets 10:15 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 25. Children of all ages and their parents or caregivers are invited. • Favorite Fairy Tales: Meets 4 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. • Children’s Poetry Open Mike: Meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Children 5 to 12 years old are invited to read or recite a poem they wrote them-

selves or their favorite poem by another author. • Library Picnic and Story Time: Meets noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29. Children 2 years old and older and their parents or caregivers are invited to bring a picnic lunch and to participate in a one-half hour story time program. • Waggin’ Tales: Meets 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30. Children of all ages are invited to read to a certified therapy dog. Research has shown that children improve their reading confidence and fluency when reading in this relaxed environment. The children will have 15-minute reading sessions but may read longer if no one is waiting.

LEGAL NOTICES 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.

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.

Foreclosure Notice

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.



DATE OF MORTGAGE: 01/31/2007

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

Revenue Producing Vendor Contacts – City of Burnsville Policy #1.326

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:


City of Burnsville

The City's Financial Management Plan encourages: 1) the development of community-based partnerships to share in service delivery; and 2) making services

100 Civic Center Parkway

Only one of the two vending pads will be available during Friday Movie Nights.

(Apr 14, 21, 2011) C3 NCP Vendor RFP

Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 895-4501

MORTGAGORS: William G. Hendricks and Marci J. Hendricks MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association ND DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 02/20/2007 as Document Number 2497878 in the Office of the County Recorder, Dakota County, Minnesota LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 13, Block 6, C.I.C. No. 565, Glenview Townhomes & Commercial, Dakota County, Minnesota STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 46 Pine Place, Farmington, MN 55024 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dakota TAX PARCEL 143020013006




any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF 06/10/2011 at 10:00am


PLACE OF SALE: Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, 1580 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursement allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 12/10/2011 MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: none THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.


Dated: 04/14/2011

THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or

Dunakey & Klatt, P.C., By Brian Sayer Attorney for Mortgagee, 531 Commercial Street, P.O. Box 2363, Water-

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loo, IA 50701. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011) C3 Hendricks Foreclosure

City of Burnsville (Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL CITY ELECTION DATES FOR FILING AFFADAVITS OF CANDIDACY The Burnsville City Council has voted to hold a Special City Election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Councilmember Charlie Crichton. Notice is hereby given that the time for filing Affidavits of Candidacy for open Council seat will be open on Friday, May 6, 2011 and will close on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. If three (3) or more candidates file for the open Council seat, a Special Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The City Clerk’s office will accept Affidavits of Candidacy at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. More information is available online at or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 952-895-4490. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Macheal Brooks, City Clerk (Apr 21, 2011) C3 Special Election Notice


ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONS OF BURNSVILLE CITY CODE TITLE 1 CHAPTER 7 AND TITLE 1 CHAPTER 11 On April 19, 2011 the City Council of the City of Burnsville adopted an ordinance to amend Title 1, Chapters 7 and 11 of the Burnsville City Code to establish authority for the city to conduct special elections before the next regular general election for vacancies of more than 365 days, including provisions to conduct a primary election if there are more than double the number of candidates than seats available. The draft ordinance also makes housekeeping amendments to conform with Minnesota statutes that relate to special elections. 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 19th day of April, 2011, by the City Council of the City of Burnsville. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL MACHEAL BROOKS, CITY CLERK (Apr 21, 2011) C3 Ord.# 1233

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Guthrie Theater presents Acting Games for Beginners Where: Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount When: 3:30 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information:

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SSC boys track race could be wide open BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Who’s the favorite to win the first South Suburban Conference boys track and field championship? A look at the 2010 state Class AA team standings reveals three candidates. Eastview, Rosemount and Burnsville all finished in the top 11 at state, and all three have key athletes returning. Rosemount finished second at the 2010 Lake Conference meet, six points behind Eden Prairie, which went on to win the state championship.

Browning, Miller lead AVHS girls returnees BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS Apple Valley’s early season track and field invitational, scheduled for April 15, was canceled because of the Winter that Wouldn’t Go Away. “Bummer,” said Eagle girls coach Geri Dirth. The meet won’t be rescheduled, so the Eagles not only lost a chance to compete, they lost the opportunity to compete using their preferred scoring format – the True Team concept, which would allow them to use most of the nearly 100 athletes on their roster. Apple Valley finished fifth at the state Class AA finals last year but did not make it to the True Team state meet. Few programs place as much emphasis on True Team meets as Apple Valley, and it stung the Eagles to not reach the state meet in that format. So that’s one of their goals for this year, as well as doing as well or better than last year’s showing at the Minnesota State High School League meet. “Our section is so strong,” Dirth said. “Prior Lake and Eastview are in our section. We have to finish at least second in our True Team section because the second-place team from our section has gone to the state meet several times. But it’s going to be tough.” Apple Valley will be host of a section True Team meet May 10. Although Eastview and Prior Lake have strong teams, the Eagles have premier athletes of their own. All of the athletes who scored Apple Valley’s 37 GIRLS: TO NEXT PAGE


SSC baseball duel Burnsville senior Quinn Johnson pitches against Apple Valley in an April 13 South Suburban Conference baseball game. The Blaze won 6-4 in nine innings to improve to 4-0 in the league. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy • Sun Newspapers)

Athena winners to be honored The top senior female athletes at metro-area high schools will be honored at two luncheons in the coming weeks. The St. Paul Area Athena Awards event will be Wednesday, April 27, at the Prom Center in Oakdale. Taylor Browning of Apple Valley, Molly Sparks of Eagan, Alex Beckman of Eastview, Michelle Ferguson of Lakeville North, Chelsea Laden of Lakeville South and Shade Pratt of Rosemount will be among the athletes attending. Burnsville’s Sharmila Ahmed will be part of the Minneapolis Area Athena Awards luncheon May 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Athena Awards not only recognize

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Taylor Browning Apple Valley Browning is a three-time All-Metro soccer player in addition to being one of the state’s top sprinters in track and field. She had 19 goals and nine assists last fall for the soccer team, which reached the Section 3AA final. She is a three-year letter-winner, a two-time all-conference ATHENA: TO PAGE 31

The Blaze figures to be strong in distance and middle-distance events with junior Cole O’Brien, who was second in the Class AA cross country meet last fall, and senior Michael Bolland, third in the 800 meters at the state track meet last June. O’Brien was fifth in the 3,200 and eighth in the 1,600 at the 2010 state track meet. Sprinter Dan Nguyen and distance runner Abdulah Salah also could be among the South Suburban’s top athletes. Salah finished 29th in the state cross country meet last fall.

Apple Valley The Eagles were eighth in last year’s Lake Conference meet with a young squad. Although they didn’t score points at the state meet, they did get a 4x100meter relay there. Nicholas Baird was conference champion in the pole vault last year, and Herschel Brazell was second in the 100 dash. Seniors Jordan Crockett and Gavin Bronson, junior Kevin Davis and sophomore Steven Wilson, all sprinters, are some of Apple Valley’s other top returning athletes.

Lakeville North One of the Panthers’ goals is getting back on the scoreboard at the state meet after not having a qualifier last season. North does have an athlete for whom BOYS: TO NEXT PAGE


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Notebook: North’s Banham is Miss Basketball Boys FROM PREVIOUS PAGE BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS File this under “No Surprise”: Lakeville North guard Rachel Banham last weekend received the Minnesota Miss Basketball award. It capped a season in which Banham swept the major postseason individual awards. She also was Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year, Associated Press Player of the Year and Class 4A All-State. Banham is a two-time Star Tribune Rachel Banham Metro Player of the Year. In 2010-11, she averaged 17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and four assists for a North team that went 28-3 and finished third in the state Class 4A tournament. The Panthers had a 24game winning streak at one point during the season. The previous season she helped lead North an undefeated (32-0) season and the state championship, scoring 25 points in the Class 4A final against White Bear Lake. She joined the North varsity in eighth grade and finished with 1,960 career points. Banham is the third Lakeville player in the last nine years to be named Miss Basketball. Liz Podominick won in 2003

Girls FROM PREVIOUS PAGE points at last year’s MSHSL state meet are back, including senior sprinter Taylor Browning, who finished second in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 400. Browning anchored a 4x100 relay that finished second at state by two hundredths of a second. The other three members of that relay – senior Chanel Miller and sophomores Jaryn Pipkins and Megan Maki – also are back. Miller was a double state medalist in hurdles races, finishing fourth in the 300-meter race and fifth in the 100. Apple Valley should be a force in the sprints and hurdles and also could be tough to beat in the pole vault. Hannah Linder, a sophomore, set a school record with a vault of 11 feet, 7 inches at a meet at Lakeville North on April 7. Kelsey Harms, a junior, cleared 11 feet at the same meet. Miller is an Eagles’ captain, as are

and Cassie Rochel won in 2010. Banham also is the second Lakeville North athlete this season to win her sport’s highest individual award. Kellie McNeil was named Ms. Volleyball after leading the Panthers to the Class 3A title last November. Banham has signed with the University of Minnesota, which also is getting the 2011 Minnesota Mr. Basketball, Joe Coleman of Hopkins.

BHS track Fun Day The Burnsville High School girls track team will hold its first “MotherDaughter Fun Day” on Saturday, May 7, at Nicollet Junior High School. The event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The purpose is to celebrate mothers while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Activities include Zumba (a workout program featuring Latin and other international music), a 1-mile fun run, yoga and various track and field events. Food will be provided by Rack Shack BBQ in Burnsville. Participants will receive pink T-shirts. For more information, contact Burnsville head girls track coach Jennifer Fettig at

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discus thrower Katie Grundstrom and sprinters MaKenzi Hanson, Lauren Phillips and Maggie Schildgen. The Eagles draw a number of athletes from other sports at Apple Valley High School, “but a lot of our girls have a passion for track and field,” Dirth said. “A lot of our girls are multi-sport athletes, which is something we encourage. And hopefully they have a good experience with us.”

Burnsville After not scoring a point at last year’s state Class AA meet, the Blaze is looking for a better showing this season. Burnsville’s LaTeeka Thompson could be a factor in the shot put this season, having already thrown 35 feet, 11 1/4 inches at the Minnesota High School Indoor Classic. Ninth-grader Vivian Hett should help in distance events after competing in the state cross country and Nordic skiing meets earlier in the school year. Senior captain Lisa Nelson is one of the Blaze’s stronger middle-distance runners. Erica McDonald and Jeannie

baseball games, and the Blaze held a one-game lead over Eastview going into this week’s play. Burnsville defeated Apple Valley 6-4 in nine innings in a conference game April 13, with reliever Bo Hellquist earning the victory on the mound. Andy Lieser and Tyler Hanson had RBI singles in the ninth inning. The Blaze (4-1 overall) lost 7-5 to Minnetonka in a non-conference game April 14.

South athletes sign Three Lakeville South athletes signed college letters of intent last week. Jon Christensen, a forward on the Lakeville South boys basketball team that played in the state tournament in March, signed with St. Cloud State. He averaged 13 points and seven rebounds as a senior and shot 56 percent from the field. Softball player Kendall Palfi signed with North Dakota. She is the Cougars’ pitcher this season as well as one of the team’s leading hitters. Kelly Moore signed to swim for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The college reinstated women’s and men’s swimming programs starting with the 2011-12 season after going without swimming teams since 1981. William Jewell will compete in NCAA Division II.

state competition is nothing new. Junior Ben Saxton, the 2011 state Nordic skiing champion, is one of the track team’s top distance runners. He was third in the 3,200 meters and fourth in the 1,600 at last year’s Section 1AA meet. Senior Jake Weber threw the shot put 51 feet, 2 inches at North’s first outdoor meet of 2011 – almost a 6-foot improvement over his throw at last year’s section meet. Junior Kyle McPhee and sophomore Chris Peterson have cleared 12-6 in the pole vault. Ahmed Essawy finished first in the 300 hurdles in the Panthers’ outdoor opener April 7. Austin Podraza was second in the triple jump.

Lakeville South After last year’s state meet, Lakeville South sprinters Trent Bertamus, Tyler Skluzacek and Casey Troop said they couldn’t wait for another chance in the 4x200meter relay. First, however, the Cougars need to find a fourth sprinter for the relay. The since-graduated Blair Riegel joined Bertamus, Skluzacek and Troop on the relay last year when they finished second at state, about three-tenths of a second behind Edina. Also back is senior Ben Kuhr, who finished sixth in the discus at the 2010 state meet. Junior Raoaf Barboza is the Cougars’ top returning hurdler.

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The Cougars’ Morgan Pieri is back for another crack at the state Class AA high jump championship after almost winning it as an eighth-grader. Pieri cleared 5 feet, 5 inches at the 2010 state meet to finish second. The state champion, who has since graduated, cleared 5-6. Pieri figures to have some competition from members of her own team. Ninth-grader Shaina Burns and eighth-grader Caraline Slattery both cleared 5-0 at an April 12 meet in Farmington (Pieri cleared 5-4). The Cougars also should be strong in throwing events. Sophomore Jordyn Thornton was seventh in shot put and 11th in discus at state last season. Junior Monica Turner has already turned in a 36-6 throw in the shot this season. South also is loaded in distance events with the athletes who finished third in the state cross country meet last fall. That group includes senior Meghan Barry, junior Megan Kilbride, ninth-graders Megan Lubow and Erin Kilbride, and eighth-graders Kaytlyn Larson and Annie Brekken.

The Panthers feature a couple of the state’s top returning shot put and discus throwers. Senior Jennifer Svobodny was fourth in the state Class AA shot put last spring, while junior Emma Erickson was seventh in the discus. At this early stage in the season, Svobodny leads the state honor roll in the shot and Erickson is tops in the discus. In sprinters Angelica Anyaogu, Nicole Naatjes and Rachel Banham, the Panthers return three-fourths of a 4x100 relay team that placed fifth at state last season. Taylor Perkins also has turned in one of the state’s best times in the 3,200. Emma Johnson and Lakeville North Athena Award winner Michelle Ferguson also will run distance events. Emily Pratt will be one of the Panthers’ top hurdlers, and Max Leake cleared 5 feet, 3 inches in the high jump in North’s first outdoor meet of the spring. – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

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Athena player and a team captain for two years. Browning competed in varsity track and field for the first time in 2010 and made an immediate impact. She won Lake Conference and Section 3AA championships in the 200-meter dash. Browning, an honors student with a 3.71 grade-point average, will attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall.

she won the state girls Nordic skiing pursuit championship by almost 30 seconds. Ahmed has competed in the U.S. Nordic Skiing Junior Nationals the last three years and was part of the U.S. team that competed in the Scandinavia Cup in Sweden last winter. She earned five letters each in Nordic skiing and cross country, along with one in track and field. Ahmed also holds the school cross country record for 4,000 meters. The National Honor Society member plans to ski in college, in addition to studying biology.

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Michelle Ferguson Lakeville North

In addition to winning the 2011 state Nordic skiing individual title, Ahmed has been part of two state championship teams at Burnsville. She helped the Blaze win the 2009 state girls Nordic championship while finishing third individually. Ahmed also was one of the top runners on Burnsville’s 2007 state Class AA cross country championship team. Her biggest high school individual athletic accomplishment was Feb. 17, when

Ferguson is one of the state’s premier Nordic skiers, having finished fifth in the 2011 state meet and 33rd the year before. She also helped Lakeville North qualify for this year’s state team competition, where the Panthers finished sixth. In March, she skied in the U.S. Junior Nationals at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Ferguson also ran in the state Class AA cross country meet four times, including the last two years. In 2008, she was part of an All-State


4x800 team at the Class AA track and field meet. One of the other runners on that relay was Ferguson’s sister Marie. A member of the National Honor Society, Ferguson has received a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy from U.S. Rep. John Kline.

Chelsea Laden Lakeville South Laden, Lakeville South’s starting girls hockey goalie for five years, was between the pipes for both of the school’s state tournament appearances (2009 and 2011).


As a senior, she was 23-4-2 with a 1.63 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. The two-year captain also had four shutouts as the Cougars won the South Suburban Conference and Section 1AA championships. The Cougars finished sixth in the state Class AA tournament. She was nominated for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year award. Last November, Laden and Lakeville South teammate Morgan Fritz-Ward signed to play for Quinnipiac University in the fall of 2011. Laden also has played softball at Lakeville South.

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Spring Cln-up, Mowing & Landscaping 20% off Rates 612-990-0945 Dependable

*10% off 1 st Cleaning* BEST CLEANING WE CLEAN YOU GLEAM Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611



Great Service


Commercial & Residential Dethatch Clean-up Mow Aerate Fertilize Reas Rates/Free Ests/Insured


Let Us Increase the Value of Your Home • Brick Patios, Driveways • Landscaping Rock & Mulch & Sidewalks • Full Landscape Services • Keystone or Boulder Walls • Lawn Irrigation


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Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert. Weekly Mowing, Dethatch, Aeration, Spring Cleanup, Tree Service, Landscape & Bobcat Work. Lic/Ins. 651-306-1206

Electric Repairs

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

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



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

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

952-890-4334 LOW PRICES • Pulverized Dirt - $12.50 yd • Black Dirt - $11.00 yd • Decorative Rock Since 1986 • Colored Mulch - $26.50 yd • Mulches 6 miles S. of • Boulders Shakopee on 169 • Retaining Wall Block Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm • Pavers (starting @ $2.10/sq ft) Sat - Call for Hours • Edging • Poly • Fabrics

952-492-2783 - We Deliver




Lawn & Garden

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

612-210-5267 952-443-9957

Residential Remodeling

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

Lic #20156835 • Insured

Licensed • Insured Roofing • Siding Custom Porches/Decks Kitchen and Bath Remodels Finished Basements Room Additions Quality at a Reasonable Price State Lic. ID#20637218

Stump Removal


NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123 STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$. Ins'd Brett 612-290-1213

Tree Service


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


20% Discount Tree & Stump Removal Call 952-881-2122 A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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

WINDOWS/SIDING Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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


Marv 651-493-3110

Forget The Rest Call The Best!!


Call For Free Estimate





Tree Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding. 15+ Yrs Exp / Ins. / Free Ests

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

Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

B & M Tree Service & Landscaping

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

Residential & Commercial

Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Shrubs, Mulch, CONCRETE: Driveway, Walks, Steps, Patios Painting

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

WORK! 952-392-6888


Call Now For Weekly Mowing Spring Clean-ups • Fertilization



AJ's Tree Service LLC

FREE Estimates

FREE ESTIMATES • Licensed/Insured




Dale 952-831-6452

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


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

25 Yrs Exp. Call Today!!


Office: 763-476-8412 Jeff Doyle: 763-228-1656 Chad Doyle: 763-228-1873

DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC BBB 952-469-6800

Call Scott 952-890-9461


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


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

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

Roofs-Soffit-Fascia-GuttersLic#20172580 763-754-2501


Ceiling & Wall Textures

16yrs Exp Owner/Operator Weekly Mowing, Fertilizing, Pruning, Power Rake, Aeration Landscaping. Call 952-406-1229

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

A Family Operated Bus.

Painting & Drywall

Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

No job too small. Lic# 20636754







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

Quality Residential

612-598-2276 6-30 Yard Dumpsters

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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

763-420-3036 952-240-5533





16 Yrs Exp. Wkly Mowing Serving South Metro SORENSEN LAWN CARE Free Ests 651-454-6100

Vinyl Window Repair Glass, Fogged/Broken, Screens & Operational Svc




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

Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.


0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

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

Free Est.


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

651-457-7776 Local Resident


Powerwashing Full Tree & Landscape Services. Serving The Entire Metro Area. Call 763-954-1063




A Fresh Look, Inc. Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

Lic. #20626700

Snow & Ice Dam Removal Down Spouts Cleared Commercial and Residental

Credit Cards Accepted





Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current – Thursday, April 21, 2011 –


Tree Service

TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 651-455-7704


Window Cleaning


Buying Old Trains & Toys


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

3500 Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 3000



Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots, $1,000 each. 651-762-3727


Good Things To Eat

Beef Quarters for sale ¼ front ¼ back, steaks & burger. Very well fed & raised. Freezer packed. $1.50 lb hanging weight. Delivery Extra612-987-1044


Lawn/Garden Equipment

Aarons Lawn Tractor w/mower & bagger. 2 yrs old. $1000/BO. 952-922-3150


Tree Service

Misc. Wanted


Garage Sales this week Bloomington

Estate Sale: Sat, 4/23 (8-4)

Everything must go! Cash only 11058 Oregon Curve Huge Multi-Fam Sale! Furn to dog stuff. 4/21-22 (9-2) 8345 Colfax Ave S

New Hope


4/28-30 (9-6) Scrpbkng, toys, kids cloz, furn, elec. games 5817 Boone Ave N.



Big Sale! Too much to list. Too Big to Miss! 4/21-23 (8-5) 6844 3rd Ave S



Garage Sales next week Apple Valley

100's of Dolls For Sale 8746 Highwood Way 04/29 (9-4) & 04/30 (9-2)


Tree Service

Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc. • Tree Trimming • Storm Cleanup • Tree Removal • Land Clearing • Stump Removal • And Much More...

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

763-219-7796 Great Service • Affordable Prices Serving the Entire Metro Area LICENSED/INSURED

Plymouth, MN


Apple Valley

140+ GARAGE SALES Diamond Path N'brhood

Sat, April 30 (8am - 4pm) Maps available at Garages N. of Cty Rd 42 between Diamond Path & Pilot Knob

22nd Lac Lavon N'brhd Sat, April 30 (8am-3pm) Sun, May 1 (10am-3pm) SNOW, RAIN, OR SHINE! Biggest Year Ever! S. of 42,

N. of 46 on Gardenview

Highview / Hyland Pt Areas



12th Annual Giant Kids Stuff Sale! Saturday only, 4/30 (8a-2p) 95+ Families! Baby & kids clothes, toys, equip. & more! St Stephen Lutheran Church 8400 France Ave. S.

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Bloomington


Kick-off Garage Sale Season! Bethany Academy Sale 4300 W. 98th St 100+ Fam April 29 (3:30-6) $2 Adm. April 30 (8-4) Cash only

Brooklyn Center


Estate Sale 1706 Woodbine Lane 4/28 (8a-6p) & 4/29 (8a-5p)

Brooklyn Park


HUGE MULTI FAMILY 4/28-30, 9am-4pm 8216 Brandywine Pkwy



Annual Church Sale

41st Annual HUGE Sale May 3 - 7 (9 am - ?) Misc!! 373 Mississippi St NE.

St Bonaventure Social Hall 90th St & 10th Ave. May 4 (9-7) & May 5 (9-4)

65+FAMILY BLOCK SALE Sat 4/30 (8-4) N of Miss, E of Univ. Inclds estate & moving

1/2 price Thur AM($2 bag 12-4)


ECFE Indoor Garage Sale Sat 4/30, 9-1 6085 7th St. NE

Grandpa's Garage Sale! 19 Mission Ln (106th & Nic) Tlz, tackle, hardware, golf clubs & sales samples. 4/28- 4/29 (10a—7p)

Nbrhd Garage Sales. 04/28 – 05/01 20+ homes. Thur – Sat 8-4 Sun 11-3. Between

April 28-29 (9-5); April 30 (9-1). 84 th & 13th Ave. So.

Huge Sale - Huge Variety!

April 28 - 29 - 30 (8-5)

8444 1st Ave. South

All Proceeds go to Missions

Multi-Family 4/28-30 (9-5) Furn, toys/games, HH, dog kennel 9918 Chicago Ave S


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


Osborne Rd & 73 Ave. Old Central & Stinson Blvd. Something for everyone!



Estate/Garage Sale

April 28-29-30 (9-5)

112 Washington Ave N.


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

MOTHER’S Arts&CraftsDAY Show Southtown Mall

April 29, 30 & May 1 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Penn Ave. & 494 • Bloomington

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815


EDINA • 494 & FRANCE 140 – 3,000 SF Offices. $12 - $15 PSF Gross Rent

4445 West 77th St.

Tom Fletcher


Approximately 6400 sq ft of warehouse space, with one dock, private warehouse office and one drive in door. South Blmgtn $3500 per month gross rent. (Includes taxes, insurance, utilities, all operating expenses.)

Call 651-414-6055 for details/showing. FOR LEASE - Bloomington 8147 Pleasant Ave S 3,244 sf office/warehouse Loading dock, industrial power. Near 35W & 494 intersection. $1,600/month net. Jim 952-888-9225 or 612-799-0755

To advertise here call Elizabeth Chandra at 952-392-6876




Apartments & Condos For Rent

N'hood Sale! 4/30 (9-4) Rain or Shine! Btwn Hwy Blmgtn: Lrg LL, Apt, 494 7 & Main St. 20+ sales. & MOA $660+½ gas/elec Amenities!! 612-386-5026



Moving Sale Sat 4/30 (8-3) 21716 Kenrick Ave.

Enter thru gate to back of building. Power tools, compressor, cement tools & mixer, power buggy, scaffolding, hardware, windows, bldg supplies, office & HH furn, HH, bks.


Advertise your sale in Sun•Classifieds



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Multi-Family Sale 4/29 & 30 (8-5). HH, Furn, Tools 14521 Crestview Lane


Having a Garage Sale?

New Brighton

Picture Yourself Here!


1900 7th St. NW

Huge! 250 + Families!

Presale $3 Adm 5/4 (6:30-8:30); May 5 (9-9); May 6 (9-7); May 7 (9-2:30); & Car wash (9-?). “Leaf” Bag Sale (1-2:30) $5. Accepting Donations: beginning Sunday, May 1st


New Hope

4/28-30 (9-6) Scrpbkng, toys, kids cloz, furn, elec. games 5817 Boone Ave N. Furn, toys. misc. 4/28-30 (8-5) Proceeds to Leukemia Society. 2756 Flag Ave N



Wayzata HS Band Annual Sale 4/30 (8-2) In HS cafeteria, 4955 Peony Ln No. All donations tax deductible and accepted Friday, 4/29 (2:30-7:30). For info & list of possible donations visit:


Leisure Sporting Goods & Misc


Apr 30-May 1; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3

Blmgtn Armory - 3300 W 98th St

Adm. $5 763-754-7140 Buy - Sell - Trade



Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

Long-Haired Chihuahua puppies $300 – 3 females – 2 males. 715-220-1254



Systems Support Specialist Responsibilities:

Estate Sale: Lots of old items incl old records from 20's. 4/28-30. Th/F 8a5p, Sat 9a-noon. 8522 Xenium La N. Signs.


Digi-Key Corporation, located in Thief River Falls, MN, is a rapidly growing global distributor of electronic components, with sales exceeding $1.5 billion annually. We have over 2,400 employees and offer world-class career opportunities, competitive compensation, an outstanding benefits program, and a comfortable, friendly work environment. Share in our success and make Digi-Key part of your future!

Rentals Rooms For Rent

Move in Special / Furn. Studio Rooms for Rent

Incl. all utils., phone, cable & Internet from $799/mo. Call Michael 763-227-1567

t Manage select server-based applications t Work with end users to develop computer-based solutions to meet evolving business needs t Assist with project implementations t Assist with completion of daily/routine technical work such as system monitoring, user management, backups, documentation, etc. t Respond to calls for system/technical support and troubleshoot system issues t Interact with external vendors as required t Other duties as assigned or required Requirements: t t t t t t

Good fundamental understanding of computer and networking systems Experience with desktop and server operating systems and applications Experience with administration of HR systems is preferred Adaptable to change and unexpected events Good written and verbal communication skills An interest and willingness to remain up-to-date on the latest related technologies t Willingness to work additional hours when necessary t Self motivated and able to work independently when that is necessary t An associate-level degree or higher in an IT/MIS or related field in addition to relevant past work experience

Ask about our Relocation Incentive! To apply for this or other available opportunities, visit Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Burnsville & Lakeville Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community



Employment Health Care

Seeking On-Call Physical and Occupational Therapists! Int'l Quality Homecare seeking On-Call Physical and Occupational Therapists to work with clients in and around New Prague area. Pay starts at $40/hour. P/T, Flexible hours. Send resume to: Ph: 507-252-8117 Sutter.Leslie@


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Good drivers w/ a class A, B, and D to operate our equipment. Must have good driving record. Paid training courses. Competitive wage, with medical, dental and matching 401K. Day and night shifts available. Emails resumes to:


$80-$110/day FT/PT 7:20am-3:00pm. We provide CAR. Burnsville Location. 952-432-2134

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Class A 3rd Shift Line Haul Position Must have a Class A license with a current medical card and one year of Class A driving experience. We have an opportunity for a City Sweep Driver, will cover the city and pick up freight and return to the warehouse in St. Paul. This position is Sunday through Thursday, the hours are as follows: Sunday - 5:00pm thru 4:30am Monday thru Thursday 7:30pm thru 4:30am. Must be able to lift 75 pounds, required fluent in the English language. If this is a position you are looking for stop by 795 Vandalia St. in St. Paul, MN or call Connie at 651-256-0070 Make $100K+ a year working as a Sales Rep for our Construction Company, and take the winter off! I have been doing it for over 4 years! Call Bryan 763.244.6679


Help Wanted/ Full Time




LAKEVILLE Immediate Opening!

Dual Position Concrete Manufacturer & Class B CDL Driver 1st Year

$34,000 - $40,000

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Dynamex is looking for customer-service minded Independent Contractors with their own vehicles to complete both local and out of town deliveries for our customers. Carry your own commercial insurance and all necessary operating requirements.

Sign on Bonus!!!

Fuel Surcharge provided. Vehicles requirements are: White in color and 2006 or newer. Dock trucks with operating lift gates only. Build your own company and be your own boss. 651-746-5945 or stop by 2100 Old Highway 8 New Brighton MN 55112


for a new pet in Sun Classifieds

Wanted: Serious People

to Work from Home using a computer. Up to $1,500-$7,500 PT/FT

This space could be yours.


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Help Wanted/ Full Time

Teachers New Horizon Academy is accepting resumes for Teachers for our infant and preschool programs at our Eagan location. Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN rule 3 guidelines. We offer a fun professional work environment, tuition reimbursement, 401K, child care discounts, plus more. For more information or to schedule an interview call Annette or Becky at 651-454-3707. E.O.E.


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Experience in BOARDING/KENNEL in VET facility preferred If interested please stop by the front desk to fill out an application or call: Calleigh Office Manager at 651-456-5665 Companion Animal Hospital

1321 Duckwood Dr. Eagan, MN 55123

Quality Assurance Editor RADIATION Local market research ONCOLOGY RN firm is looking for detail FT / FLOAT NURSE oriented people to edit Minneapolis Radiation Oncology has an opening for a FT RN to work M - F as a float nurse to provide fill-in coverage at various MRO clinics. 3 yrs min. exp. req'd, prev. onc. / med surge pref. Duties include direct pt. care, education & support. Benefits include health and dental, tuition and uniform allow., mileage reimb., employer flex and 401(k) savings and profit sharing plans. 3 wks / yr vac. to start. Submit applications (can be found on MRO website) or resumes w/references to the attn: of HR at 952-915-6091 or email: Website: EOE


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Wait staff & bartenders needed for priv & banq events. Flex hrs & great pay. Car req. 952-426-2004

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Automotive Pontiac


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Junkers & Repairable Wanted

Runners & Non Runners 612-810-7606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured

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Outdoor Environments Surplus

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Closes April 21

KB Darwin Skid Steers, Tillage & Mowers

JD 630 Disc-21' Disc, 21", Minnesota Gravity Box, Lawn Mowers: Jacobsen, Toro, John Deere, Murray, Skid Steer, Melroe Bobcat S220, Post Hole Digger, CNC Milling Machine, Auto Crane Contractors Body, Servis Big Rhino 8' Rear Blade, Case Industrial 3pt. Hitch!!!

Closes April 24

Loretto Equipment #84

Chevy Plow Trucks, Tandem Axle Trailer, Wood Chuck Wood Chipper, Exmark Lazer-Z 60” Mower, Ultra Ride-On Fertilizer Spreader, Ditch With W/ Wisconsin Engine, Industrial Work Platform, Pontoon Trailer, Hand & Power Tools, Concrete Saws, & Much MORE!!!

Closes April 25

K & C Auctions Minneapolis Contractor Surplus #2

Commercial mowers, Utility and Enclosed Trailers, 1985 Ford L 8000 Dump truck, Engine, Tires, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Pallet jack, Jungle Wheel Attachments, Chainsaws, Cross Country Skies, Shop Tools, Step Ladders, Washer, Pet Carrier and So Much More!!!

Closes April 26

K & C Auctions Minneapolis Cars, Tools & Tires

1995 Mercedes Benz S 320, 1996 Acura 2.2CL, 1997 E350 Ford bus, 1989 Ford F150 XLT Lariat., Wire Feed Welder, A/C service station, Rims and Tires, Tanks, Vehicle diagnostic machine, Refrigerant recovery unit, Plasma cutter, Log on NOW!!!

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Closes April 21

JB Hopkins April

Double Deep Reach Truck., Vintage Gasoline Pump, Vintage Barber Chair, John Deere 214 Lawn Tractor, Antique Coke Cooler, 1996 Dodge D350, Pontoon boat benches, Sheets of wood, Family Size Electric Griddle, Dock light, Nuts & Bolts, Solid Oak Wood Bar, and Much More!!!

Closes April 21

VandeKamp Auctions April #3

Love Model Airplanes??? Remote Control planes and Helicopters, Nitro Engines, Nose Cones, Original Marlin Goose gun, Bolt rifle, Semi Auto rifles, Chrome revolver, Ammunition, Native American Wildlife Prints, Log on to NOW!!!

Closes April 24

Loretto Equipment April Coins #4

Collect Coins this auction is for YOU!!! There are Barber, Liberty, Walking Liberty, Kennedy, Washington, Roosevelt, and Mercury, Copper/Zinc Lincoln Cents, Whitman folders. Log on to TODAY to check out these rare finds!!!

Closes April 25

Smokey Hills Appliance Auction #30

We have high end Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, and Dishwashers! If you need any appliances this is the Auction for you! Log on TODAY to check out all these great items at!!!

Closes April 26

JMS Elko Snap-On Tools & More

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Closes April 21

North Auctions Duluth Tools, Mounts, Guns & More

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Closes April 21

VandeKamp Auctions April #4

Just in time for the 2011 Fishing Opener – New Rods, Reel, Lures, Jigs, Line & Artificial Bait. Log on to check out these great items TODAY! Along with Silverplate & Accordians for Entertainment!!!

Closes April 25

Forest Lake Trucks

1980 Ford L9000 tandem dump truck, Cummings motor with 10-speed transmission, 1979 GMC dump truck, single axle, 366 gas motor with manual transmission, 1994 Dodge 2500, 12 valve, 6 cylinder diesel with automatic, 4x4, full power, grey leather interior, and 1994 Dodge 2500, 318 gas, automatic, 4x4!!!

Closes April 26

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

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!! Log on TODAY to see these great items!!!

Closes April 27

Greg Schneller Vortec CNC Industrial Router System

2011 Vortec CNC Router System - 4 x 8 bed. New. Insurance sale, damaged in shipping. Controller w/Mach 3 CNC interface, dual drive four motor drive system, dust collection attachment, high frequency 6 hp spindle upgrade, table vac hold down w/10 hp pump, VCarve pro software!!!

Closes April 21

NorthStar Kimball April Consignments #2

2006 Dakota Cargo Trailer, 2004 Ford 4 X 4 Explorer XLT, 2007 Kasea 250 CC ATV, Planer, Industrial Air Machine, 6000 K Axel, Belt Sanders & Grinders, Drill Press, Air Compressors, Lots of Wooden Furniture & Trim, Mirrors, Bikes. Log on to NOW!!!

Closes April 21

GCS Equipment, Tools, Materials & Auto

Truck Tool Boxes, Industrial Blowers, Ladder Racks & Jacks, Aluminum Plank, Nail Guns, Air Tools, Power Tools, Building Materials, Snowblowers, Paint Sprayer, Yard Tools, Log Splitter, ATV Cabin, Air Filters, Auto Parts, and MUCH MORE!!!

Closes April 25

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!!!

Closes April 26

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!!!

Closes May 1

Loretto Equipment Fork Truck

Trak International Sky-Trak Fork Truck, Model: 80421, 2085 Indicated Hours, Weight: 23700lbs, Cummins Diesel Engine, Runs Drives & Operates! Log on to TODAY to check this item!!!

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