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Motion to reduce by $250 fails on 2-2-1 vote BY MICHAEL RICCI SUN NEWSPAPERS What is ordinarily routine business for cities became an issue of contention during the most recent council meeting. During the Lakeville City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 19, Mayor Mark Bellows and councilmember Matt Little exchanged views with regard to one portion of the 2012 budget – expense accounts. The expenditure provides council members the funds to pay for councilrelated activities, such as mileage and meals for traveling to and attending educational seminars and conferences. Bellows and Little disagreed with the dollar amount of the accounts. The debate prompted

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BPAC hosting Elvis Experience for St. Jude Family of performers, helpers hoping for sold-out show BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS Most people have either heard of or seen one Elvis tribute artist, but just how many have seen two in one night – on the same stage? The Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 2600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, will be hosting “Hope is Alive,” an Elvis tribute and a silent auction fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Saturday, Jan. 21. The silent auction will begin 5 p.m., while the show will begin 7 p.m. The father and son duo of Steve and Tommy Marcio will attempt to engage the audience in an interactive performance of the King’s greatest hits, of all eras. The Minnesota chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is sponsoring the event. ESA exists as a nonprofit organization whose goal is to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds with a common interest and desire of making a difference in the lives of others. It is the first time the group has combined efforts with the BPAC, according to Jodi Lang, a representative of ESA. Katy Sunnarborg serves as event marketing representative for St. Jude and serves as liaison between ESA, the hospital and talent. According to Sunnarborg, the night will feature a St. Paul family whose son was diagnosed with a form of cancer at 9 months of age, but thanks to

the work of doctors at St. Jude for the last two years, today he is cancer free at age 5. The family will speak before the audience, stressing the importance of the work performed at St. Jude and the ongoing need for charitable dollars. “That is why we do benefits like this,” she said. “When a person is referred to St. Jude, his or her family will never receive a bill. No child would ever be turned away despite creed, race, religion, or ability to pay.” For Steve Marcio, he and his son’s efforts to perform many evenings as Elvis tribute artists are somewhat personal. “We had a niece who died at age 2,” Steve said. “She had neuroblastoma, and that is a childhood cancer.” The form of cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from nerve tissue and occurs in infants and children, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. According to Steve, he wanted to help St. Jude, especially after he received a call from hospital officials who put him in touch with ESA. He said it is the perfect organization for which to do more fundraising. “They have raised $150 million over 40 years,” he said referring to the nationwide ESA group. “They do good for humanity, and they chose St. Jude for a charity.”

In 1972, ESA adopted St. Jude as its major philanthropic project. Since that time, ESA has helped to raise more than the $150 million both in cash and pledges, thus enabling the hospital, which is based in Memphis, Tenn., to continue treating thousands of kids with life-threatening illnesses. Danielle Kinzer, senior representative of event marketing for the Minneapolis St. Jude office, said fundraisers are vitally important to the ongoing existence of St. Jude. “Fundraisers are so important to us because St. Jude relies primarily on the public’s generosity to support our lifesaving mission,” she said. “It costs $1.7 million to operate the hospital every day, and more than 75 percent of that funding comes from the public.” Doing fundraisers for ESA is nothing new to Marcio, who has been performing what he calls the Elvis Experience for around seven years that included four fundraising shows. “The Elvis Experience has raised between $10,000 and $12,000,” Marcio said, adding that he and his family really would love to sell out the BPAC and raise as much as $20,000 for the charitable cause. Marcio estimated that he and Tommy have performed the Elvis Experience from 300 to 400 times. Along with the father and son on stage at each event,

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other family members are typically involved. Carol, Steve’s wife, will be directing the Jan. 21 show, a duty she is very familiar with, while daughter Cassie Rombach usually sells merchandise. The Marcio’s oldest son, Tyler, is also involved as a spotlight and video camera operator. “It’s a family-run business. Carol and I are co-founders and presidents,” he said. “My wife is a big part of the show. She is the director and does sound and lighting.” According to Lang, it is nice to see an entire family involved in an act, and she commented on what she feels sets them apart from others. “Steve has a phenomenal voice, and so does his son, Tommy,” Lang said. “It’s a neat father-son thing to see happen.” Marcio further commented on the family-run show, citing its unique qualities. “We are going to do a flashback show,” he said. “We’re going to go through Elvis’ entire career and take people on a roller coaster ride.” The Elvis Experience will start with Steve on stage performing ’70s-era Elvis songs, and then the lights will dim. The show then takes a turn as Tommy takes the stage performing ’50s-era Elvis songs. The show continues with both Steve and Tommy performing more Elvis hits from the ’60s back up to the ’70s. According to Steve, “We try to bring back that memory” of the era for all in attendance at the show. “It’s a family-friendly show,” Sunnarborg said. “Their goal is to make you feel part of the family, and they do a great job of that.” Info: 952-895-4685.

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Council FROM PAGE 1 Bellows to suggest that councilmember Little’s actions were politically motivated. “I’m significantly over that, paying that out of my pocket,” Bellows said. “This…pandering political move just offends me.” Little, who will be challenging Bellows in the 2012 mayoral race, made a motion to reduce the $750 amount to $500 as the council was ready to vote on the budget. Little rebutted with his reasons for reducing the allowance amount. He referenced the city’s budget cutting measures, such as its decision to eliminate electrical inspector position to save the city $77,000 annually, and overall fiscal responsibility. “As a budget, it reflects our council’s values,” Little said. “And increasing expense accounts two weeks after we fired an employee for savings to me is reprehensible.” He underscored his view by citing his own use of the expense account. Little commented on how he was $16 under the allowed expense amount, suggesting that if he can do this, then the rest of the council could as well. Still, this did not sit well with Bellows as the mayor recalled and commented on council sentiments at the beginning of the year, namely a commonly shared sacrifice by the council to do with less in many areas. Bellows took some exception to comments by Little that expense account amounts were increasing, and that the council was willingly accepting the increases despite the cuts the city has

made. “It’s actually a reduction from where we began at the beginning of the year,” Bellows said. “I would say the fact that you didn’t use your expense account is a statement that you’re not as involved in the community as perhaps councilmember Rieb or myself are.” Bellows continued by indicating the number of times the expense account amount was changed during the past year. He referred to the more than $1,100 council members were allotted at the beginning of the year, a figure that later dropped to $500 but was later raised to the current $750. As mayor, Bellows travels to the Twin Cities in this capacity to attend functions with the League of Minnesota Cities, as well as chamber events. Little responded by saying he was in fact one who is involved in the community at that he chooses to attend free events to avoid the use of expense dollars, as the fiscally prudent action to take. Councilmember Kerrin Swecker, who seconded Little’s motion, took time to clarify her position on the issue. The councilmember indicated that she too was under the allotted amount. “I personally did not use my $500,” she said. “I’m probably $100 shy of it, but I had a hard time putting it back into the budget.” Councilmember Colleen LaBeau abstained from the vote, which led to a 22-1 full council vote and the failure of Little’s motion due to a lack of a majority in support of the motion. LaBeau cited her reason for not voting on the issue with regard to her being a local business owner. “My company pays for a lot of events that I would go to as a city official,” she said. “I’m not going to double dip.”

‘My company pays for a lot of the events that I would go to as a city official. I’m not going to double dip.’

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Sending on a (belated) letter Here’s hoping for some Christmas joy, or confusion, either way Heard enough feel-good Christmas stories? If so, stop reading. This one’ll bore you. If not, well, fasten your seatbelts... A number of weeks ago, I was chatting with my fatherin-law on various and sundry topics when the conversation came around to a recent possible mail theft. According to Ron, he’d found some mail open on the side of the road. Some were business mail, some were personal notes. In all cases, the envelopes had

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been opened and the contents rifled through. The lack of a postmark indicated the letters had never been through the postal system. Being the upstanding citizen that he is, Ron contacted the senders of the letters and let them know what he’d found and to be aware that any checks or cash that may have been in them was gone. In the case of one birthday card, the woman who’d sent it informed him it had not contained any money, but thanked him for letting her know.

Ron did something special with that card that would likely elicit a laugh or a confused “huh?” from both the sender and the recipient. Something I’m not going to tell you yet. Kind of ruins it to hear the punch line before the end of the joke, you know? Hang tight. I took in the whole story, we chuckled for a moment and I promptly didn’t think about it again until last week. Then I found an unsent Christmas card lying in the gutter outside the Sun Newspapers office. Clearly this letter had seen better days. Frankly it looked like it’d been run over by at least a few vehicles and was thoroughly dirt-stained. The edge of the envelope had been ripped as though someone

might have been looking for money inside. “Aha,” I thought to myself, “here’s a column topic.” As is the habit of my generation, I used the Internet to find the phone number of the sender, and gave her a call. Not to be anti-climatic, but she didn’t answer. I left a message and as of this writing, I haven’t heard back. But, given the opportunity to both spread post-holiday cheer and add a little playful confusion into somebody’s day, I copied the actions of my father-in-law and tucked a dollar bill into the card, resealed it and sent it on it’s way. Hopefully that brightens one stranger’s day at least for a moment. Or confuses the heck out of them. Both work for me.

To resolve or not to resolve, that is the question Hi my name is Paul and I’m a resolvaholic. For years, I dutifully listed all of the things I would improve in the new year. Most of the time, my resolve lasted a matter of months, sometime weeks. I was reminded of this most clearly back in the day when my wife and I still had health club membership (you know, before that money was needed to pay the light bill). Every year Janaury through March, you wanted to run screaming into the night during each workout session. The place was jammed with what we called “resolution people.” You know. You may be one of them. “I am going to get fit and I’m going to undo 15 years of gaining weight and treating my body poorly in three months … just you wait and see.”

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Their mistake generally was in thinking that showing up would guarantee weight loss and muscle tone. They had no interest whatsoever in learning how to do anything correctly or in moderation. By the time the snow melted away, so did the resolution people and we had our health club to ourselves once again. That experience taught me a great deal about making resolutions. I haven’t made any in years. Today if I see something that needs improving, I tend to start immediately implementing a fix. Psychologists will tell you

that approach is more sustainable and results in less of a letdown once you go off the diet, stop exercising or whatever it is you have determined to do. So much of the stuff that falls into the “self- improvement” category requires a change in lifestyle more than a resolution. Of course, you could always resolve to change your lifestyle, I suppose. I have a friend who is a personal trainer. People often ask him about the Ab-Kruncher or the “Tummy-Buster” or whatever device is currently being promoted on television during early morning hours. I love his answer: All of them are great – if you actually use them. Millions of dollars in fitness devices are purchased each year around Jan. 1 and by March 1 they have found a resting place in the

basement, out of sight, out of mind. No one is suggesting you just stay a slob the rest of your life. But consider what motivation you are going to use to keep you moving once the power of your resolution dies. Believe me, it will die a lot quicker than you think. If you watch shows like “Biggest Loser,” you will often hear contestants say that it wasn’t until they realized they might die at age 40 and miss seeing their children grow up that finally convinces them to change their ways. That’s a lot more effective than a resolution any old day. If regaining your health is your goal, doesn’t matter that today is five days after Jan. 1. You can start any time, any place. Find the motivation. Make the changes. Then stick to it.

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Country Village apartment license at issue Burnsville landlord given deadlines to keep license BY MICHAEL RICCI – SUN NEWSPAPERS One Burnsville apartment complex came close to losing its license, which would have displaced many of its residents. City officials, however, ultimately reached an agreement to allow the complex to get into compliance. During its meeting Dec. 20, the Burnsville City Council approved the license application submitted by Lindahl Properties, which owns Country Village Apartments in Burnsville, but not without strict deadlines. The council voted 4-1 in favor of the conditional license with councilmember Mary Sherry casting the one dissenting vote. The apartment complex and its condition has been an ongoing issue for city officials. At the Oct. 18 council meeting, the council was informed of widespread violations of the city’s fire and property maintenance codes. A total of 125 of the property’s 138 units had some level of non-compliance regarding these codes. According to Deputy City Manager

Tom Hansen, the issues with Country Village date back to May. “We have had persistent and widespread property maintenance violations at this property in Burnsville since May 2011,” he said, adding that from May to October, the city spent nearly 500 staff hours meeting with Country Village management and legal counsel, but with no conclusion. During its Oct. 18 meeting, the council voted to suspend its license through the end of its term, Dec. 31, or to such a time when property owners could bring the complex into compliance with city codes. Management was also precluded from renting out any vacant units or any units that would become vacant during the suspension. Country Village management was informed that it had until Oct. 18 to comply with the violations, or it would not be able to rent and renew its license in 2012. According to Hansen, since Oct. 18 the city invested an additional 258 staff hours working with management, its owners, legal counsel, and contractors on resolving the issues. Hansen continued by saying that the city did another inspection Dec. 19.

“We gave them – under your guidance and direction – two months to complete compliance corrective measures,” Hansen said, referring to the city council. “Staff made a comprehensive inspection of the property.” This revealed both good and bad news for Lindahl Properties as well as the city, Hansen said. “The good news is Lindahl Properties has completed about 70 percent of the necessary corrections identified in October,” Hansen said, adding that city staff estimated that around $300,000 was put into the property. Hansen also indicated that the contractor was reputable and willing to work with the city. But, as Hansen spoke before the council, he indicated that there was some bad news, too. “The bad news is that approximately 30 percent of these violations have not been corrected,” he said. “That represents 65 violations affecting 42 of the 138 units.” Hansen, however, did say it also represented an improvement of around 83 units that were not in compliance in Oct. Councilmember Bill Coughlin addressed Paul Lindahl, who has been in the business for 20 years, and asked what

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Lindahl thought the city council should do under the circumstances. “I would like you to approve our license today,” Lindahl said. “I think that everyone has been going as fast as they possibly could since this began, and there is significant progress.” But Lindahl’s answer wasn’t enough to pacify some council members and Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, who spoke directly to Lindahl. “One of the things I’m interested in is how we are going to be assured,” Kautz said of the repairs needed to bring the complex into compliance with city codes. “Are you prepared to realize that your license will be revoked?” Hansen clarified for the council that staff had prepared a conditional license for council consideration. All fire doors and fire alarm systems must be repaired and be in compliance by Jan. 15; all interior work identified need to be completed by March 1; and all exterior repairs must be completed by May 1, taking the weather into consideration for these repairs. “If one of these deadlines is not met…that is an automatic revocation,” Hansen said of the property’s license.

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Firefighter foundation meets funding goal for capitol memorial State capitol memorial could go up October ‘12 BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS Thanks to firefighters and their supporters statewide, the nearly 200 Minnesota firefighters who have died while on duty will have an appropriate location for a new memorial. The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation announced Wednesday, Dec. 21, that it reached its goal for creating a new memorial at the state capitol that will replace a statute that currently sits inside the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Firefighter organizations from across the state gathered at Chanhassen Fire Department station one to recognize everyone’s contribution. “We’re thrilled to announce today that we have reached our fundraising goal of $600,000 to create the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the

grounds of the state capitol,” said Marty Scheerer, Edina Fire Chief and president of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association. “The memorial will be completed in time for the commemoration of the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Week in October 2012. … This was a joint effort by all the firefighters across the state, the business community across the state and the public.” Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong said the city lost firefighter Mick Wiborg in 1998, and he thanked those who donated their time, effort and donations for the fitting memorial. “Being a firefighter requires a significant commitment, from the individual as well as their families,” Furlong said on Wednesday. “And, often this commit-

ment leads to multiple generations of … families serving as firefighters. “The department itself often becomes a second family for many of its members. So when any department loses one of its members, all of that department’s members, their families and the entire community often feels the loss, as though it was one of their own family members.” Some of those family members of perished firefighters were also in attendance Wednesday morning. Mary O’Rourke, daughter of Jim Spillane who died while on duty June 16, 1955, said her father’s name was recently added to the firefighter memorial after a former neighbor contacted her to say her father’s name was not

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EDUCATION BHS class plans bowling party as ‘thank you’ to military families The public affairs class at Burnsville High School takes on a community involvement project each semester. In the past, the class has had book drives, tutored students, and assisted with an event for new immigrants. “We decided earlier in this school year that we wanted to focus our major projects on military members and families,” senior Kelsey Larson said. Students organized a tailgate fundraiser in October and a Veterans Day presentation at their school in November. “Finally, we decided that we wanted to hold an event to recognize and reward military families who have sacrificed as a way to thank them for our freedom,” Larson said. “We wanted a fun event that will be entertaining for both adults and children, and also shows them that our community supports them and is there to help out.” Students went out into the community to find potential locations for a party. Student Sandy Martin found an opportunity through Apple Valley Bowl that is offering military families three games and shoes for $5 a person from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 14917 Garret Ave., Apple Valley. Food discounts will also be available. Students from BHS will host and run the event. “Our class is very excited about this event, and we’d like to have as many people involved as possible,” Larson said. “We hope this event will not only connect military families to their community, but also to other military families.”

District 191 educators honored as TIES Exceptional Teachers Lisa Christen and Emily Robb of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 191 were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers Dec. 13 during the TIES 2011 Education Technology Conference, Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. They were among 83 teachers from 43 districts. The teachers were chosen by their superintendents for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in using technology in their classroom and engaging students in learning. Along with being recognized

at the conference, each teacher was featured in the TIES Exceptional Teachers publication and received a certificate. School districts participating in the TIES Exceptional Teacher award program are members of TIES, an education technology consortium of 46 Minnesota school districts.

LAPS educator recognized as TIES Exceptional Teacher Jason Just of Independent School District 194, Lakeville Area Public Schools, was recognized as a TIES Exceptional Teacher Dec. 13 during the TIES 2011 Education Technology Conference, Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. They were among 83 teachers from 43 districts. The teachers were chosen by their superintendents for the TIES Exceptional Teacher award, which recognizes teachers who model the best practices in using technology in their classroom and engaging students in learning. Along with being recognized at the conference, each teacher was featured in the TIES Exceptional Teachers publication and received a certificate. School districts participating in the TIES Exceptional Teacher award program are members of TIES, an education technology consortium of 46 Minnesota school districts.

Upcoming Lakeville Area Community Education classes Lakeville Area Community Education will host the following upcoming classes: Fencing Classes for Grades 2-11: This class is designed to help participants to develop speed, dexterity, focus and athleticism with the lightening-fast sport of fencing. Safety swords, masks, jackets are supplied. Class meets Saturdays, Jan. 21 through March 10 (except Feb. 18). Gymnastics: All Levels: This class, for all skill levels, is designed to help participants develop motor skills, balance, strength, and coordination on the spring floor, vault, uneven bars, tumble rack, and beam. Lessons start early January. Adult Fitness Classes: • Lady Fitness Boot Camp: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 22 (except Feb. 20). • Yoga for Beginner and Intermediates: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 27 (except Jan. 16 and

Feb. 20). • Pilates: 7:45-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 29 (except Feb. 1). • Power Yoga and Hot Abs: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 4 through Jan. 25. • Women’s Strength Training: 6:307:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 29 (except Feb. 1). • Zumba: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 21 (except Feb. 7). • Zumba Toning: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 16. Register for these classes online at lakevilleareacommunityed.net or call 952232-2150.

ISD 191 schools set kindergarten open house dates The 10 elementary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 191 have scheduled kindergarten open houses for parents or guardians whose children will be starting kindergarten next fall. This is an opportunity to meet the principal and other staff members and hear about the curriculum and other programs that make each school unique. Parents or guardians can attend as many open houses as they wish. Kindergarten open houses for the 20122013 school year are as follows: Rahn Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Edward Neill Elementary – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Harriet Bishop Elementary - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Sky Oaks Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. William Byrne Elementary – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Gideon Pond Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Vista View Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Sioux Trail Elementary – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Marion W. Savage Elementary – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Hidden Valley Elementary – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Open houses are for parents only, except at Harriet Bishop where children are also invited to attend. Parents can learn in which attendance boundaries they live by using the District 191 SchoolFinder online at isd191.org. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, are eligible to start kindergarten in September. Students can be registered through the District 191 Welcome Center, Diamondhead Education

Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. The Welcome Center will be open additional hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 8, especially for kindergarten registration. State law requires that children complete an early childhood screening prior to starting school. This can be completed by the school district at no cost to families. Info: 952-707-4180.

Lakeville among Hennepin Theatre Trust honorees Hennepin Theatre Trust recently announced the fall 2011 honorees from Minnesota high schools recognizing theatre accomplishments by school and category for the 2011-2012 SpotLight musical theatre program, and Lakeville was among the honorees. The SpotLight musical theatre program honors high school musicals and students by recognizing their extraordinary achievements and work in developing young talent in Minnesota’s high school musical theatre programs. This year, highlights include the first high school performances in the nation of “Caroline, or Change” by the St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts, “Legally Blonde” by Minnetonka High School, and the musical version of “A Christmas Carol” by Eagan High School. Now in its seventh year, SpotLight is Hennepin Theatre Trust’s flagship educational initiative that honors, supports and advocates for Minnesota high school musical theatre students and programs. This year, a record 56 schools, including 13 new schools and nine from greater Minnesota, are presenting musicals made possible by the collaboration of almost 5,000 students and are annually seen by an estimated 105,000 audience members. Schools and participating musical theatre students will also be honored at SpotLight’s seventh annual SpotLight Showcase 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, Orpheum Theatre. The evening celebrates and honors high school musical theatre by featuring dynamic student performances mixed with award presentations. Last year’s event sold out and featured nearly 1,000 Minnesota students performing on the Orpheum stage. Current honorees include Apple Valley, Bemidji, Cambridge-Isanti, Chaska, Chisago Lakes, Circle Pines, Eagan, Edina, Forest Lake, Fridley, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Moorhead, Mound, New Brighton, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Winona, White Bear Lake and Woodbury.


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through. Now, the property tax reduction will automatically take place. Instead of seeing a dollar deduction on the property tax statement, there BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS will be a property value deduction when the property tax is calculated. This deduction affects houses The Municipal Legislative under $413,800, so the tax impact has Commission named Rep. Jenifer Loon, shifted from high-value homes, comR-Eden Prairie, Legislator of the Year. mercial and industrial properties. It was the second year in a row that “So it created a lot of budget chalshe been given the honor from the lenges. So, this past year Sen. Ortman MLC, a legislative advocacy group and representative Loon were instrucomprised of mayors and the city mental in advocating for and eliminatmanagers from 16 west Twin Cities ing that … credit,” Maguire said. Metropolitan cities. Maguire said Loon has been a good “I was actually a little bit surprised representative for what the MLC cities about getting it again this year,” Loon work toward and advocate. said. “She’s proven to be really informed Sen. Julianne Ortman, Rabout MLC issues and how it impacts Chanhassen, also received the her district,” Maguire said. Legislator of the Year designation. The 16 communities in the MLC are MLC Chair Mike Maguire, mayor of fiscally responsible and prudent, and Eagan, said Loon was honored again they don’t “take because of her kindly” to the state work to eliminate a legislature trying to market value manage municipal homestead credit budgets, Maguire system and replace Apple Valley said; his preference it with a market Bloomington would be letting the value exclusion Burnsville state legislators pay program. Eagan attention to the state The state used to Eden Prairie budget and let the reimburse cities Edina local officials look for a property tax Inver Grove Heights over their budgets. credit it gave to citLakeville Loon said the izens on their propMaple Grove results of a fiscal diserty tax bill. When Maplewood parities study is the state became Minnetonka expected in early strapped for cash, Plymouth 2012. it wouldn’t always Savage The fiscal disparireimburse cities. Shakopee ties program that There was a Shoreview distributes portions period of about Woodbury property tax revenue eight years where from cities with the state didn’t more commercial real estate to cities reimburse the city, Maguire said. that are mainly residential. “Eden Prairie hasn’t been getting It was enacted in the 1970s, and in any money from that credit program 2010 Loon had a hand in getting that for a number of years,” Loon said. program reviewed, to make sure it’s For years, Loon, other Legislators equitable. and the MLC have pushed to get rid of Her part in commissioning that the credit system. study was largely the reason the MLC The shift finally occurred late in named her Legislator of the Year in the 2011 legislative session. Loon was 2010. one of the negotiators on a tax committee that pushed the change

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Wildlife FROM PAGE 1 taxpayer expenditures and is now in better hands. “They have staff there. They have visitor centers,” he said of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “They are best equipped to manage [the land] longterm.” MVNWR manager Charlie Blair welcomes the donation of land for visitors and the ongoing preservation of the land itself, which includes an observation area as well as a 1.5mile hiking trail for visitors. “It’s an important wildlife area and a popular site with the public for wildlife observation,” he said. “It will be a valuable addition to the Black Dog unit of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.” Those interested in observing the

land and wildlife that exists in the refuge can see water flowing year-round. Low-ground flooding can occur in April and May, and during the summer, the fen water level is just below the surface of the soil. Late summer is said to be one of the best times of the year to visit the area as it is when aster and goldenrods are in flower. Additionally, Black Dog Lake that is nearby is a popular stopover site for many migratory birds during the spring and fall. These include ducks, geese, and doublebreasted cormorants. “The fact [the land] is going to the Fish and Wildlife Service is so more people can learn about it,” Anderson said. The now former Black Dog Preserve area contains remnants of wet and mesic blacksoil prairie, which once occurred throughout the Minnesota River valley. The land also contains a calcareous fen, which happens to be a rare type of wetland characterized by an

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upwelling of calcium-rich groundwater. But the donation of the land also serves another purpose for the conservancy, according to Peggy Ladner, director of the conservancy and who oversees its work in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Stemming from the donation, the U.S. FWS will conserve prairie and wetlands in South Dakota by way of the Prairies Without Borders project, a collaborative effort that allows sponsors to provide matching donations to leverage grant funds from the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission through the North America Wetlands Conservation Act.

According to Ladner, the grant funds will make it possible for the U.S. FWS to purchase conservation easements within the Prairie Coteau, which has been described as one of the nation’s best remaining grassland landscapes in western Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, and part of southern North Dakota. “Prairies Without Borders is an innovative conservation project that helps us protect an incredibly significant native prairie,” she said. “Grasslands are the most threatened, least protected habitat type on Earth. They help clean and store water and they’re beautiful wide-open places that are great for people and wildlife. They’re irreplaceable.”

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& The new year is a good time for a fitness fresh start BY ROXI REJALI – CONTRIBUTING WRITER At 304 pounds, Dr. Christopher Balgobin faced a daunting weight-loss challenge. He lost 120 pounds over 10 months by cutting calories and exercising. “My goal was not to lose 120 pounds at the beginning,” he said. “I just wanted to lose 10 pounds a month. Once it started clicking in, I said, ‘Hey, I’m going to keep going with this and let’s see how far I can go.” Over the years, Balgobin saw many overweight children and adult patients at his family medicine practice at the Fairview Cedar Ridge Clinic in Apple Valley and Fairview Farmington Clinic. “I didn‘t feel like I had any credibility to tell a patient to lose weight when I needed to do it myself,” he said. Nowadays, Balgobin feels less hypocritical about advising patients to lose weight and he’s not shy about sharing his story with patients. Exercise has been the key to keeping weight off, replacing fat with muscle on his 215-pound frame. He works out up to six days a week, using elliptical and spinning machines and free weights and

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Make fitness a priority for long-term success Make a list of reasons to exercise BY ROXI REJALI - CONTRIBUTING WRITER Starting a fitness plan is hard, but staying on track can be even harder. Weight loss can be a good reason to start an exercise program, but long-term success requires a fundamental shift in attitude, said Kelly Fang, health coach at HealthPartners, a regional network of health care providers. “It’s got to be more than numbers on the scale for you to keep up with it long term. If that’s your only motivator, you’re going to run into trouble,” said Fang, who provides nutrition and fitness advice through phone or email.” She encourages people to make a list of top 10 reasons to exercise regularly and review them regularly for inspiration. They might include reducing disease risk, enjoying better quality of sleep or increased self-confidence. A workable fitness plan may require blocking off time for workouts from busy schedules packed with work, family and other activities, Fang said. She offers the following ideas to overcome some common fitness barriers. • Shortage of time: Prioritize fitness

and make time for it. Schedule fitness appointments by marking days, time and activities on a BlackBerry device, or an online or paper calendar. Schedule workouts as if they were PTA meetings or dentist’s appointments. “If you schedule your exercise when you have free time, it’s not going to get done,” Fang said. • Financial barriers: The tough economy may force people to cut back on pricey gym memberships. Get creative and find ways to exercise at home. Invest in an inexpensive set of dumbbells or fitness bands, or buy or rent fitness DVDs or fitness games for Xbox video or Wii systems. • Cold weather: Walking is cheap and easy exercise. When it’s nice outside, bundle up and walk around the neighborhood. When icy sidewalks and frigid cold are a problem, investigate indoor walking tracks at community centers or shopping malls. • Lack of accountability: Some people are self-motivated, but others benefit from documenting and sharing their progress. Write it down in a journal or diary, or share it on Facebook or an online blog. Try monitoring calorie counts and physical activity with computer or smartphone apps like Lose It! or iBody.

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John Deere 8640 Four Wheel Drive Tractor, Superior Brand, 90' Belt Pit Conveyor- No Reserve, 2004 Ford F250 Extended Cab, V8, 5.4L Triton Gasoline Engine, Automatic, Four Wheel Drive, Short Bed, Four Door Pick Up, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Keyless Door Entry with Code. Coleman Engineering Trailer Mount Three Phase Generator- No Reserve, Three Lots of (6) Concrete Traffic Barriers!!!

Closes Jan. 8

V-Man Concrete/General Contractor Liquidation #2

Norton Clipper block saw and a Norton Clipper walk-behind cement saw, scaffolding, aluminum planks, a large amount of chain link fence, Alum-A-Pole setup, a Miller Bobcat 225 generator/welder, welding cable, 400,000BTU LP heaters, much heater hose, Berko electric heaters, jack and chipping hammers and Jack Hammer hose, much shoring equipment including scaffolding, braces, beams, heads, poles, plus many other cement and general contractor-related items!!!

Closes Jan. 8

MDI Ellsworth Restaurant Liquidation

(2) Sets of Booths, Table and Chairs, MarSals Double Natural Gas Fired Pizza Oven, Blodgett Model 1000 Natural Gas Fired Pizza Oven, Three Compartment NSF Stainless Steel Sink, Never Installed Natural Gas 40 Gallon Hot Water Heater, Dishes, Utensils, Tools, Parlor Piano By Grand Piano Co., and Much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 10

ERR Anoka New Store Amish Furniture

The Amish Furniture items are from the Amish Corner. Log on to the www.K-Bid.com to view all these hand crafted items. Williamson Bedroom set, Archer Trestle Table - Quarter Sawn White Oak, Monarch Side Chair, Pequot Arm Chair, Pequot Side Chair, and MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 16

MDI Lake Elmo Contractor Equipment Surplus

1997 Dodge Ram 3500 4 x 4 Automatic with Cummins Diesel - 9’ Contractor Dump Box, 8.5’ Western Plow, 1994 Ford E350 – 18 Passenger Limo Style Mini Bus, 1989 Ford F150 Pick Up with Topper, Custom Built Skid Loader 8’ Snow Bucket, Steel Fuel Cube, (3) Gasoline Generators, Tested and Operational, York brand HVAC Furnace, AC Compressor and A-Coil, and MUCH MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 5

Columbus Consignment Auction #14 Fishing, Garage, Misc.

RCR Richard Childress Racing, Clock, Ice Fishing Rod, Ice Auger Cutter Blade, Ice Hole Auger, Lures, Bobbers, Cardboard Barrel, Bench Vice, Fire Extinguishers, HD Bins, Miter Box, Wooden Rocking Chair, Speakers, Entertainment Center, Personal Heater, Car Support Stand, Painter Supplies, Seals, Hose Reel Cart, Propane Tank, Adjustable Stands, Old Check Protector Machine, CB Radio, Family Griddle and MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 8

Upscale Home Furnishings & Furniture Building #1

Closes Jan. 5

Seller Downsized Homes, Items Include: (2) Denon Brand Home Entertainment Receiver with Remote, Harvard Brand Air Hockey / Table Tennis Combination, (4) 100# LP Tanks, Sporting Goods, Living Room Set, Basketball Hoop, 8’ x 10’ Machine Woven Oriental Area Rug, Candy Vending Machines and Much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 8

MDI Shakopee Construction Company Final Liquidation

2006 Chevy K1500 4x4 Pick Up, LanAir Waste Oil Burning Furnace, 2004 Kaufman Trailer, 2003 Felling Trailer, Hydrostatic Driven Conveyor with a 6’ Hopper, Concrete Modular Concrete Yard Barriers, Two 1000 Gallon Fuelnd, 120 Volt Fuel Pumps, Tools, AccuCrete Raw Materials, (15) Pallets of AccuCrete Radiant, Tools, Generators, Shop Supplies, Shop Equipment, Scaffolding, Safety Planks, Office Equipment and Much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 11

MDI Golden Valley Commercial Contractor Surplus

45’ Foot Storage Trailer – Weather Tight, (5) Knaak Job Boxes, Blue Print Copier, HP Design Jet 600 Wide Format Printer, Hand Tools, Cordless Tools, Power Tools, Table Saws, Power Miter Saws, Gas Operated Water Pumps, Heaters, Shop Supplies, Scaffolding, Safety Planks, Ladders, Hoppers, Office Equipment and Much MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 16

MDI IGH Auto Shop Moving Sale

(2) Challenger 10,000# Two Post Hoists, Single Phase, Ready for Transport, Snap ON Modis Scanner, (2) Lincoln Ceiling Mount Lube Reels, (2) Transmission Service Machines, Single Stage Foot Operated Tranny Jack, Parts Cabinets and much more. Log on to www.K-Bid.com to place your bid TODAY!!!

GFM Used Tractor Tires Need to replace your tractor tire. Check this out used Set of 8 Firestone 710/70R42 tires with 65% Tread have 2888 hrs on them Came off C-IH STX 425 Picture #2 is the worst tire Center seem has small Crack will work well on rear of Tractor. Log on to www.K-Bid.com to view and place your bid NOW!!!!

Armoire, King Headboards and Footboards, Queen Bed Set Items, Mirrors, Rails, Dresser, Bookshelves, Wall Art, Round Table, Glass Table Top, Square & Oval Table Tops, Writing Desk, Coffee Tables, Entertainment Center, Pub Table, Ottomans, Serving Tray Tables, Side Chairs, Living Room Couch, Wicker Furniture, Lamps, Candles, Vases, Food Storage Items, Dishware, Ladder, Furniture Dollies and MORE!!!

Closes Jan. 9

MDI New Hope Moving Sale Fast Track

Closes Jan. 9

Antiques Minnesota South Metro Estate

Jim Beam Bottles, Motorola Radios, Electric Radios, Battery Charger, Cocoa Cola Items: Glasses, Mirrored Sign, Crates, Tins, Bottle Carriers, and Carafe, Green Glass Items, Glass Butter Dish, Snow Babies, 1970’s Leather Baseball Mitt, Antique Lanterns, Christmas Bears, Liquor Bottles, Ezra Brooks Bottles, Framed Pictures, Temp Gauge, Frankoma Dish, Porcelain Rose Dishes, and Silverware. Log on NOW!!!

Closes Jan. 12

MEMA Argo All Terrain Vehicle Auction

2002 Argo Conquest, amphibious 8 wheel vehicle. Very light use only 90 hours on machine. Kawasaki 20 hp engine. 2x 12 volt superwinch on front. No leaks at all. Seats 4 people. Perfect ice fishing or hunting machine. Runs absolutely beautifully and in fabulous physical shape. Log on to www.K-Bid.com to BID!!!

Closes Jan. 16

DL MJB Machinery Auction

Box Brakes, Sharpeners, Belt Sander, Travel Dial Indicators, Thin Parallels, Mertric Tap and Die Set, Bull Nose Center, V-Blocks, Gauge Block Set, Fly Cutter Sets, Boring Bar Sets, Step Drill Sets, Sleeves, Twist Clamps, Angle Grinders, Folding Diamond Flat File, Impact Drill, Dial Calipers, Combination Square, Test Indicators, Height Gauges, Duty Live Centers, Drill Bits, Allan Wrenches, Mill Sets, and Increments!!!

Over 118,000 Registered Bidders


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BUSINESS Burnsville business recognized by HealthPartners Therapy Partners Inc. and Minnesota Sport & Spine Rehabilitation, 14000 Nicollet Ave., Ste. 200, Burnsville, were recently awarded HealthPartners’ highest award for clinical care – 2011 Excellence in Innovation – for their project that measured value of physical therapy services provided to patients. The project, titled “Value-based purchasing model for therapy services,” involved collecting data on the health and cost outcomes of physical therapy treatment and using that data to develop a new payment model that rewards quality outcomes. As members of Therapy Partners Inc, MSSR and five other independent physical therapy practices collected outcomes information using a patientreporting tool over the course of one year. That information helped HealthPartners in the development of a “pay-for-performance” model for therapy services that focuses payment on value rather than on volume of services. HealthPartners’ Excellence in Innovation award is the highest recognition in its Partners in Excellence Program, which promotes The Triple Aim for healthcare reform – measurable quality, exceptional patient experience, and lower total cost of care.

Days Inn Burnsville now under new management Sand Companies Inc. has announced it will take over management of the Days Inn Burnsville, 14331 Nicollet Court, located near the Interstate 35/35E split. Based in Waite Park, with offices in St. Paul and St. Petersburg, Florida, Sand Companies Inc. specializes in design, construction and hotel and residential management. The management company currently has nearly 550 associates.

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COMMUNITY LINE Burnsville Burnsville native Evan Ramseth has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship from the University of North Dakota. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews. Minnesota State UniversityMoorhead awarded degrees to around 450 students during its fall commencement program 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Among those receiving degrees was Burnsville native Matthew Olson, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Burnsville native and Metropolitan State University student Yussuf Shafie received a scholarship from the Harry Specht Endowed Community Service Award, which encourages aspiring social workers to consider work in community-based social care. Burnsville native and Metropolitan State University student Faith Voss received a North Star

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Education Finance Scholarship Award. It is awarded to students in their final year of the university’s urban teacher program and who are enrolled in student teaching at a Twin Cities elementary or middle school.

Lakeville Michigan Technological University honored the achievements of more than 300 graduates Saturday, Dec. 10, during the school’s midyear commencement. Among the honorees was Matthew McGuire of Lakeville who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Minnesota State UniversityMoorhead awarded degrees to around 450 students during its fall commencement program 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Among those receiving degrees were Lakeville natives Anthony Enyi, Bachelor of Science; Kiersten Logan, Bachelor of Arts; and David Papacek, Bachelor of Science. Lakeville native Megan Rieb is one of six students studying abroad during the fall semester 2011 through the Office for Education Abroad at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph

and St. John’s University in Collegeville. Rieb, a junior, is studying in the Greco-Roman program. Lakeville native Annie Morphew was one of several students attending the University of Minnesota, Morris, to receive a scholarship for the 20112012 academic year. Morphew received the John Q. Imholte Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have completed 60 credits of course work and have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Lakeville native Carly Dukart has been admitted to the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as a member of the class of 2015. This year, the College of Pharmacy received more than 500 applications and admitted 167 students into its program. Air Force Reserve Airman and Lakeville native Roarke Engelhardt recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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

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


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EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY – JAN. 6 THROUGH JAN. 12 FRIDAY

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6 Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Where: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 5-9 p.m. Price: No registration fee, equipment rental rates apply Information: 651437-3191 Forever Wild Family Friday: Sledding Party Where: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 7-8:30 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 651437-3191

7 Dueling Piano Trio Where: Bogart’s Place, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $5 Information: 952432-1515 Beginner CrossCountry Ski Lesson Where: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 2-4 p.m. Price: $25/person, registration required Information: 651437-3191

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8 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Bowling Event (for Veterans) Where: Apple Place Bowl, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley When: 12-4 p.m. Price: $5 Information: 952895-4400 Parent Child Cross-Country Skiing Where: Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan When: 2-4 p.m. Price: $15/person, registration required Information: 651437-3191

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9 Teen Writers Group Where: Dakota County Library, Wescott, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 4-5:30 p.m. Price: Free Information: 651450-2900 Computer Basics Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville When: 2-4 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 952891-0300

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Playing with Letters Where: Dakota County Library, Heritage, 20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville When: 1:30-2:15 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 952891-0360

Lakeville Liquors Wine Academy: Can You Pass the Smell Test? Where: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville When: 7 p.m. Price: $20 per person Information: 952895-4640

Storytime for Babies Where: Dakota County Library, Burnhaven, 1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville When: 10:15-11 a.m. Price: Free Information: 952891-0300

Family History on the Internet Where: Dakota County Library, Robert Trail, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount When: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 651480-1200

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Frame Ups with Art Start Where: Dakota County Library, Wescott, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan When: 4-6 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 651450-2900 Interviewing Skills Where: Dakota County Library, Galaxie, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley When: 2-3:30 p.m. Price: Free, registration required Information: 952891-7045

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“Shining the Light . . .”

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

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Memorial FROM PAGE 8 and very public place to have this sculpture,” foundation president and Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen said when the fundraising effort was underway. After the airport got pressed to have more revenue-generating space and security measures tightened, the sculpture was moved. Now, the foundation can “claim a more sacred ground” for a memorial, Esbensen said, which would be more accessible to the public, on a southern portion of the state capitol property in St. Paul. The memorial would provide enough space for large gatherings and up-close viewings of the statue. A new architectural enclosure would house the statue, in the middle of a walking area. That area would be adjacent to a wall listing all the fire departments in Minnesota. The enclosure will be made of weathering steel columns that rust to a certain point, and then the rust will protect the metal, said Glenn Waguespack, the senior architect who led the memorial’s design for architectural firm Leo A. Daly. Each column represents a year when a firefighter died while on duty, Waguespack said, and the names of those who have died will be engraved on

Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong, left, makes opening remarks at the Chanhassen Fire Department Station One Wednesday, Dec. 21, when state-wide fire department groups announced the $600,000 goal was reached for a Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial on state capitol grounds. Firefighters from across the state as well as family members of firefighters who died while on duty were there for the event. (Photo by Paul Groessel – Sun Newspapers) the columns. Even though the goal for the memorial has been reached, the fire service is still accepting donations. Those dona-

tions will fund education scholarships for firefighters’ children and spouses. To donate or learn more, visit mnfireservicefoundation.org.

Contributions can also be sent to: Minnesota Fire Service Foundation c/o Flagship Bank, 7525 Office Ridge Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

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(Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held on January 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible by the Burnsville Planning Commission, 100 Civic Center Parkway, in the Council Chambers on the application of the City of Burnsville for a Conditional Use Permit to replace an existing bridge located about 1/4 mile east of I-35W on Black Dog Road.

(Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE BURNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUSINESS SUBSIDY POLICY AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Burnsville, Minnesota will hold a public hearing on January 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minnesota, regarding the adoption of an amendment to the existing criteria for business subsidies under Minnesota Statutes, Sections 116J.993 to 116J.994. A copy of the proposed amendment to the business subsidy policy is available for inspection at City Hall during regular business hours.

(Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUSINESS SUBSIDY POLICY AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Burnsville Economic Development Authority, will hold a public hearing on January 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the council chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minnesota, regarding the adoption of an amendment to the existing criteria for business subsidies under Minnesota Statutes, Sections 116J.993 to 116J.994. A copy of the proposed amendment to the business subsidy policy is available for inspection at City Hall during regular business hours.

(Official Publication) CITY OF BURNSVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR WASHBURN AVENUE RAIL CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS (11-105) TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

The application will be scheduled for the next appropriate City Council meeting following the Planning Commission meeting. All persons desiring to speak on this application are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning this request, please contact Planner Deb Garross (952) 895-4446 at the City of Burnsville. Deb Garross On Behalf of the Chair of the Burnsville Planning Commission (Dec. 29, 2011 & Jan. 5, 2012) C3-BlackDogBridge

All interested persons may appear and be heard orally and in writing or may file written comments with the City Clerk prior to the date of the hearing set forth above. For more information please contact the City Clerk at brooksm@ci.burnsville.mn.us or call 952-895-4490. Dated: January 5, 2012 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Macheal Brooks, City Clerk (Jan. 5, 2012) C3-CityCouncilHearing

All interested persons may appear and be heard orally and in writing or may file written comments with the City Clerk prior to the date of the hearing set forth above. For more information please contact the City Clerk at brooksm@ci.burnsville.mn.us or call 952-895-4490. Dated: January 5, 2012 BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL Macheal Brooks, City Clerk (Jan. 5, 2012) C3-EDAHearing

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Burnsville will meet at their regularly scheduled Council meeting in Burnsville City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minnesota, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, to consider the making of the following public improvements. The estimated cost of the said improvements is $1,050,000. IMPROVEMENT NOS. 11-105

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Burnsville baseball comeback story is one of 2011’s best BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS What better sports story is there than the one about the team backed up to the brink of defeat, only to find its resolve and battle back for victory? That perfectly describes Burnsville’s path to the state Class 3A baseball championship. But there were many other compelling stories in the SunCurrent coverage area in 2011. Today, we review a few of them.

Comeback for the ages Another Burnsville baseball season appeared headed for a disappointing end at Target Field. The Blaze’s potent lineup had been shut down in the state Class 3A title game, and Burnsville was staring at a 5-0 deficit in the bottom of

the seventh inning. The gloom in the Burnsville dugout seemed to perfectly match the clouds and drizzle that night. “I’ll admit it. In the seventh inning, I started to have doubts,” senior catcher Justin Threlkeld said. “But this is the most resilient team I’ve ever been on. We’re not quitters.” Then suddenly it all changed. Burnsville scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the seventh. Junior designated hitter Bo Hellquist, making his second trip to the plate in the inning, hit a two-run single just inside the first-base line to complete the comeback. After losing to Eden Prairie in the 2010 Class 3A championship game, the Blaze had its first title. And with players

such as Hellquist and University of Minnesota recruits Matt Stemper and Dan Motl back this spring, Burnsville might be tough to dislodge from the top spot.

Best in the nation Let’s face it: There aren’t many high school sports in which a Minnesota team can claim to be the nation’s best. One notable exception is wrestling, where Apple Valley earned the “mythical” national championship for the second consecutive year. In 2009-10, the Eagles were designated national co-champions. In 2010-11, they held the title alone as they topped the InterMat and Amateur Wrestling YEAR IN REVIEW: TO NEXT PAGE

Lakeville North wins Schmitz Classic hockey tournament North boys hoops, Blaze girls hockey also win their own events BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Lakeville North’s girls hockey team won the Louis Schmitz Holiday Classic championship game Dec. 29, but the groundwork for the victory was set a couple of days earlier. The Panthers trudged into their locker room between the second and third periods of a first-round game against Park of Cottage Grove. They were outshooting Park but the game was still scoreless. They knew they were going to hear it from their coaches. “It was really intense,” sophomore forward Alexis Joyce said. “You feel like a dog with its tail between its legs. But we knew [the coaches] were right. We were too selfish, and they said if it didn’t change some of us would be sitting on the bench.” Lakeville North went on to win that game 1-0, then beat Eastview 5-2 in the semifinals and Rosemount 2-0 in the championship game at Schmitz-Maki Arena in Farmington. Rosemount (5-8-2 overall) defeated Sartell/Sauk Rapids 2-0 and Apple Valley 2-1 in earlier rounds of a tournament where South Suburban Conference teams took the top four places. Lakeville North (9-3-1 overall) led the South Suburban at 6-1-1 going into this week’s action. Eagan and Lakeville South, both 5-1-1 in the league, were tied for second. “We’ve have some kids sick, nicked up, and we had a few who couldn’t play in the tournament,” North coach Buck Kochevar said. “So, the kids who were playing got a lot of ice time. I’m sure by the third game in three days they were a ROUNDUP: TO PAGE 23


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Burnsville was thought to be a year away from contending for the state girls soccer championship, but the Blaze arrived ahead of schedule. The team reached the Class AA title game before losing to Wayzata 2-1 after a penalty-kick shootout that reached the sudden-death stage before the Trojans prevailed. Blaze forward Alyssa Blahnik, one of the state’s leading scorers with 34 goals, was a sophomore, as were starters Abby Soderholm and Hannah Keirstead. So, Burnsville might still be a team of the future. Lakeville North went undefeated in its first 20 girls soccer games and was ranked first in Class AA for much of the season. The unbeaten streak ended when the Panthers lost 1-0 to Wayzata in the state semifinals. After the teams played 100 scoreless minutes, the game went to a shootout.

News national rankings. They won the Clash Duals in Rochester, beating each of their six opponents by at least 18 points. The Eagles also topped a strong national field at the Cheesehead Invitational in Wisconsin and won the Minnesota Christmas Tournament. Nobody could match up with Apple Valley at the state Class 3A tournament as the Eagles won their sixth consecutive championship and 19th overall. Eagles senior Destin McCauley became the fourth wrestler in state history to win five individual titles, and along the way broke state records for career victories and falls. In all, seven Apple Valley wrestlers won individual state titles. Dakota Trom and Brandon Kingsley each won their third. Mark Hall became the third seventh-grader in state history to win an individual

Roundup FROM PAGE 21 little tired, but they worked hard. They had to work hard to win this tournament.” Sophomore forward Christi Vetter, who was named the tournament MVP, scored both of North’s goals in the championship game in the first period. One was on the power play and the other came while the Panthers were killing a penalty. Rosemount had only 17 shots on goal against North’s Dani Dexter but did get some opportunities to get back in the game. Late in the second period senior forward Taylor Sampson had a shot at an open net that hit the crossbar and stayed out. Rosemount beat Apple Valley 2-1 in the semifinals Dec. 28, with ninth-grader Shaniah Anderson scoring the game-winner at 5:34 of the third period. Lakeville North defeated Eastview 5-2 in the other semifinal. Joyce scored twice and ninth-grader Taylor Flaherty had a goal and two assists. North’s play in the Farmington tournament kept the Panthers on pace toward their ultimate goal, Joyce said. “We’re hoping we can go to state this year,” she said. “We know Lakeville South is still out there. The first time we played them, they tied us with 14 seconds left. “But we’d like to get to state and do pretty well because we were there a couple of years ago and didn’t do well.”

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29. The Panthers, ranked fourth in Class 4A, pulled away from Minneapolis Washburn in the second half to win the championship game 78-67 on Dec. 29 at the Lakeville North gym. Washburn is ranked second in Class 3A. Four North players scored at least 13 points against Washburn. Senior forward Brett Rasmussen led the Panthers with 17 points. Senior guard Tyler David had 15, and senior guard Trey Heid and senior forward Ryan Saarela had 13 each. Rasmussen had 17 points and Saarela 12 as the Panthers defeated Shakopee 64-48 in the first round.

Burnsville girls sweep After starting the season with a ninegame winless streak, Burnsville’s girls hockey team got back to .500 by winning all three of its games at its holiday tournament. Third-period goals by Joelle Strand and Jenny Maloney sent Burnsville to a 5-3 victory over East Ridge in the first round Dec. 27. Maloney had two goals and an assist. Lindsey Coleman had a hat trick and Paige Skaja scored twice in an 8-0 secondround victory over Owatonna. The Blaze outshot Owatonna 49-10. Rachel Prairie and Coleman scored third-period goals as Burnsville defeated Proctor/Hermantown 2-0 in the final round Dec. 29. Lauren Bench earned the shutout in goal against Owatonna, and Madison Schertler got the shutout against Proctor/Hermantown. Burnsville was 6-6-3 going into its game Jan. 3 against South Suburban Conference leader Lakeville South.

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Wayzata converted on all five of its kicks, while one of the Panthers’ was blocked. North lost to Centennial 2-1 in the thirdplace game to finish 18-2-2, but the 2012 season looks promising for the Panthers. Several of their key players will return, including scoring leader Simone Kolander, who had more than 50 points last season.

Runners-up in running With three ninth-graders and three sophomores among its top seven runners, Lakeville South’s girls cross country team has a bright future. The 2011 season was pretty good for the Cougars, too. South was undefeated until reaching the state meet, where it finished second to an undefeated Monticello team. The Cougars, who won the South Suburban Conference and Section 1AA championships, were led by ninth-graders Kaytlyn Larson and Annie Brekken, who finished sixth and 17th individually to earn All-State recognition. Burnsville peaked at the end of the season to finish second in the Class AA boys

Eagles impress Apple Valley won its division at the Breakdown Granite City Classic boys basketball tournament in St. Cloud. Sophomore guard Tyus Jones had 39 points, eight assists and seven steals as Apple Valley routed Rocori 100-74 on Dec. 29 in the championship game of the Quarry Division. Organizers brought 12 teams to St. Cloud, separating them into three fourteam brackets for a two-day tournament. Apple Valley (7-1) shot 59 percent against Rocori and had a 56-27 halftime lead. Dustin Fronk added 19 points and Harry Sonie scored 14 for the Eagles.

Schwan Cup Burnsville, Lakeville South and Apple Valley played in the Schwan Cup, the state’s largest holiday high school boys hockey tournament. Burnsville played in the Gold Division – the tournament’s top bracket – for the first time and won one of three games. The Blaze (7-4 overall) lost to No. 1ranked Duluth East 4-2 in the first round. Jake Senta scored both Burnsville goals. Senta and Mason Wyman had hat tricks and Nick Bohn and Teemu Kivihalme had four assists each as Burnsville routed Holy Angels 15-3 in a consolation bracket game Dec. 27 at Xcel Energy Center. Hill-Murray defeated Burnsville 4-3 in overtime in the consolation final Dec. 28. Wyman and Tyler Sheehy scored late in the third period to send the game to overtime. John Wiitala and Justin Kloos scored two goals each as Lakeville South defeated Roseville 7-2 in the third-place game of the Silver Division. Lakeville South (6-3 overall) defeated

meet. The Blaze, which finished second in the Section 3AA meet and squeaked into state by two points, beat everybody except Stillwater in the Class AA final. Senior Cole O’Brien finished fifth individually, his third consecutive top-five finish at state.

Saxton is ski champion Lakeville North’s Ben Saxton finished second in the state boys Nordic skiing meet in 2010. That didn’t leave much room for improvement in 2011, but Saxton made the final step when he won the state championship at Giants Ridge near Biwabik. He was in fifth place after the freestyle leg, 18 seconds out of first, but passed everybody on the classical leg to win in 29 minutes, 5.7 seconds, 8.5 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Saxton, the state’s top-ranked skier this winter, is All-State caliber in more than one sport. He was 22nd in the state cross country meet in November. YEAR IN REVIEW: TO NEXT PAGE Stillwater 6-3 and lost to Breck 6-4 in earlier rounds of the tournament. South defenseman Joe Freemark had a hat trick in the Stillwater game. Apple Valley finished fifth in the Silver Division. The Eagles (5-4-1 overall) lost 6-2 to Breck in the opening round before defeating Stillwater 4-1 and Bemidji 2-1. Tate Erickson and Trent Heuer scored first-period goals against Bemidji. Anthony Leong had a goal and two assists in the victory over Stillwater.

Fasching commits to ‘U’ Former Apple Valley High School hockey player Hudson Fasching announced on Dec. 26 that he had verbally committed to the University of Minnesota. Fasching, a high school junior, is playing with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 22 games for the NTDP Under-17 squad. He likely would join the Gophers for the 2013-14 season. One of Fasching’s teammates at Minnesota could be former Apple Valley player A.J. Michaelson, who passed on his final season of high school eligibility to play for the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League. Michaelson committed to Minnesota last spring. Fasching and Michaelson played for Apple Valley teams that reached the state Class AA tournament in 2010 and the Section 3AA championship game in 2011. Other local players headed to Minnesota include Lakeville South forward Justin Kloos and former Lakeville North defenseman Brady Skjei. Skjei is playing for the NTDP Under-18 team.


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Miss Basketball The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s Miss Basketball award went to a Lakeville North player for the second consecutive year. Rachel Banham got the award in 2011 after averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and four assists for a Panthers team that went 29-3 and finished third in the state Class 4A tournament. North had a 25-game winning streak that lasted until the state semifinals. Banham, now starting at guard for the University of Minnesota, is the third player from Lakeville to win the Miss Basketball award. Liz Podominick (2003) and Cassie Rochel (2010) were the other winners.

City of quarterbacks Two of the state’s best high school football quarterbacks played in the same city. Trey Heid passed for 2.085 yards and 20 touchdowns in leading Lakeville North to the South Suburban Conference and Class 5A, Section 1 championships. The Panthers went 10-1, losing 25-22 to CretinDerham Hall in the state Class 5A quarterfinals. In that game, Heid threw for two

touchdowns, ran for one score and kicked a field goal. The quarterback across town, Lakeville South’s Mitchell Leidner, did well for himself, too. Leidner threw for 1,853 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Cougars, who finished second in the South Suburban. Leidner verbally committed to the University of Minnesota last summer and is expected to sign with the Gophers in February.

Lakeville drama Teams from Lakeville North and Lakeville South met in a couple of memorable section finals in 2011. Lakeville North upset a heavily favored Lakeville South team 2-1 in triple overtime in the Section 1AA boys hockey title game. Blake Winiecki scored both of North’s goals and Charlie Lindgren made 53 saves. The Panthers rode the momentum into the state tournament, where they won the Class AA consolation championship. It was their best finish at state in six tries. The Class 3A, Section 3 volleyball duel between North and South was expected to be a tight, tense match, and the teams didn’t disappoint. Each had been ranked first in Class 3A at some point in the 2011 season. Lakeville North prevailed 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-13 in the section final at Simley High School. Lakeville South, which shared the

South Suburban Conference title with Eagan, finished 26-2, with both losses against Lakeville North in five sets. The Panthers proceeded to the state tournament, where they were involved in another epic match. North, the defending state champion, lost to Eden Prairie 22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18, 22-20 in the Class 3A final. North sophomore Alyssa Goehner had 34 kills and 38 digs in the championship match. Sarah Wilhite, who is Goehner’s teammate in summer volleyball, had 33 kills for Eden Prairie.

Comings and goings Several coaching positions in the area changed hands in 2011. Milan Mader closed a 44-year coaching career by retiring from his volleyball and gymnastics coaching positions at Lakeville North. He also retired from his teaching position at Century Junior High. Mader, inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame last spring, coached in Lakeville the last 35 years. His gymnastics teams won 10 state championships, including six in a row from 1995-2000. Fifteen of his Lakeville and Lakeville North teams reached the state volleyball tournament, and the Panthers won the Class 3A title in 2010, Mader’s final season. Steve Willingham, a former club coach and high school assistant in Lakeville,

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low-fat dairy

Eggs are high in protein and low in calories. You may have heard all the warnings about eggs and your health: opt for eggwhites for the low-cholesterol, fatburning effect. Eggs also contain the vitamin B-12, a great supplement for breaking down fat cells.

Studies show that women who eat low-fat dairy products (such as non-fat yogurt and low-fat milk) three to four times a day lost 70 percent more fat than low-dairy dieters.

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oatmeal

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Oatmeal is loaded with soluble fiber, which helps reduce blood cholesterol by flushing those bad digestive acids out of your system. Skip the flavored oatmeals - you lose out on all the health benefits. If you must sweeten your oatmeal, do so by adding fruit.

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Certain fats are good for you, and your body needs them. Olive oil is one of those “good fats.” It helps you burn fat and keeps your cholesterol down. One ounce of extra virgin olive oil contains about 85% of the daily value for monosaturated fat.

Search for lean meats - chicken (baked, broiled, grilled), fish and turkey - which are all high in protein. It is a good rule of thumb to consume at least one half-gram protein per pound of body weight each day. A chicken breast gets you well on your way, with about 22 grams of protein.

whole grains

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Our body needs carbohydrates, despite what the fad diets tell you. Avoid processed carbohydrates such as white breads, bagles, pastas and white rice and look for whole grains that have not been processed and contain the fiber and minerals your body needs.

Interval training is defined as short, repeated bouts of intense exercise with minimal rest. You can burn major calories and get an all-over workout in less than 30 minutes. When you see people who are “cut,” chances ar they are partaking in interval training.

Check out Ali’s blog for more health & wellness tips!

Go to Minnlocal.com and click on the “Health” tab or check out her website:

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How To Score A Deal: Buy A Car In January

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any people believe that the end of the year is the best time to buy a car. Car dealers are trying to meet year-end quotas and get rid of leftover inventory to make room for newer models. While this is sometimes true, one local car dealer is vowing to buck the trend.

“Everybody thinks the best time to buy a car is at the end of the year so that makes January a notoriously slow month for me. That’s a huge problem for me. What happens in January sets the pace and tone for the rest of the year and I want a big kick-off for the New Year to create momentum for the coming months,” explains Jonathan Dworsky, owner of Park Chrysler Jeep. Dworsky isn’t going to let buying trends dictate the success of his business or how he starts the year. Dworsky is going to do whatever it takes to break the trend and start 2012 off with a bang. So he’s created an innovative plan for Burnsville and surrounding area residents to save big at the beginning of the year and not have to until the end of the year to drive the nicer, newer car they really want. “If you didn’t get a nicer, newer car for the holidays and don’t want to wait a whole year to get a great deal, I have good news”, says Dworksy. “I’ve created my Big Kick-Off Bonus Event, making January one of the best times of the year to buy a car. To get the big kick-off I’m looking for we need to sell 150 cars this month and we’re pulling out ALL the stops to make it happen.”

Kick Off The New Year In A Nicer, Newer Car During the Big Kick-Off Bonus Event, Park Chrysler Jeep will pay a minimum of $4,397 for your old car regardless of what it’s actually worth. It doesn’t matter how old your car is, or what kind of condition it’s in or who may miles are on it. During this special sale Park Chrysler Jeep will take your car in on trade and give you a MINIMUM of $4,397. No matter what your car is worth you will get a minimum of $4,397.00 and higher quality cars can be worth much, much more. “This month, we’re not discriminating against ugly, rusted or busted vehicles. As I said, we’re pulling out all the stops to make January an amazing time to buy a car, so we’ll take any car you’ve got and we’ll give you a minimum of $4,397 for it. Age doesn’t matter. Condition doesn’t matter. Mileage Doesn’t matter. Whatever you’re driving, I want. I just need to create momentum for my staff,” raves Dworsky.

Score Big Even A Low Credit Score In addition to the $4,397.00 for any trade, Park Chrysler Jeep management have promised that credit scores will not be the only factor considered when making a decision on who drives away in a nicer, new car this month.

Every customer will be offered a trade-in bonus regardless of past credit history. And if you do choose to buy a nicer, newer vehicle this month, your past credit problems don’t have to stand in your way. “With My For the People® Credit Approval Process we’ll match you with the lender most likely to approve you today. Like a good quarterback we know who to call in and what plays to run for every credit scenario. My guys are Super Bowl caliber players when it comes to matching customers and lenders together,” explained Dworsky.

Why You Win When asked why he would be willing to make such a valuable offer and pay a minimum of $4,397, even for cars that re worth nothing. Dworsky responded, “Momentum. I want to start the year off with a winning streak. It always helps everybody get in a positive frame of mind and that’s important in a business like mine.” “Plus, I believe everyone deserves to drive a nicer, newer car and no one should drive an unreliable car or a car they hate. Who comes out ahead? The customer comes out ahead, and that’s how it should be.”

Some important facts you should know: • It’s completely free to have your personal situation evaluated by the experts at Park Chrysler Jeep and to take advantage of the Big Kick-Off Bonus Event. • Your car will be worth a minimum of $4,397 regardless of age, mileage or condition. • Some vehicles with higher trade values may command much more • Looking’s always free. There’s absolutely no obligation to buy a car when you visit Park Chrysler Jeep. • Because Jonathan Dworsky is a Dealer For The People® there will never be any high-pressure tactics involved. • This offer is good until close of business on January 31st. Or after Park Chrysler Jeep has sold 150 cars. “There are no games here. I believe everyone deserves to drive a nicer, newer car and never be stuck in a car they hate. So come on in, and take advantage of my Big Kick-Off Bonus Event... and get one of the best values of the entire year, even if you’ve had credit problems in the past.” To take advantage of this special offer, visit Park Chrysler Jeep at 1408 W. Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN or call 1-800-513-3470 to schedule an appointment to kick off the new year in a nicer, newer car.

* See dealer for details. Requires bank approval and vehicle purchase at listed price. Not at Park Value Price. On select models. Offers do not combine. Net of all rebates.

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