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Warm temp can’t thaw Edina Winter Ice Fest Eden Prairie resident Matt Heinrichs and sons Carter, 7, (left) and Nolen, 5, (right) watch as Roger Rust of Rusty Clipper Ice Carving cuts an angel into a slab of ice at Edina’s annual Winter Ice Festival Sunday, Jan. 8, at Centennial Lakes Park. Despite unseasonably warm weather, it was smooth skating at the events. Park visitors enjoyed face painting, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice sculpting demonstrations and even ice-skating as the temperature hovered around 40 degrees. (Photo by Katie Mintz – Sun Newspapers)

Sen. Michel, Reps. Downey and Mazorol get ready for session BY KATIE MINTZ – SUN NEWSPAPERS Local legislators said this session, with a biennial budget on the books, they hope to focus on other education issues. Sen. Geoff Michel, R-41, Rep. Keith Downey, R-41A, and Rep. Pat Mazorol, R-41B, addressed the Edina School District community Thursday evening, Jan. 5, at the Edina Community Center. “This past legislative session, the total dominating topic was the budget,” said Michel of Edina. According to Michel, more than 40 percent of state funds go to K-12 education, making it the “single biggest slice of the pie.” Because of that, it was also vulnerable as the state addressed a $5 billion deficit last spring, he DIALOGUE: TO PAGE 14


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Centennial Lakes open for skating Chad Brettingen of St. Louis Park pushes kids Henry, 8, (left) and Norah, 6, (right) on a Norwegian ice sled Sunday, Jan. 8, at Centennial Lakes Park during Edina’s annual Winter Ice Festival. Ahead of the event, city park staff was not sure if the lake would be open for skating due to unseasonably warm weather, but only small areas on the perimeter were roped off. (Photo by Katie Mintz – Sun Newspapers)

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911 dispatch facility recently green-lighted Groundbreaking for structure to be built in Plymouth planned in 2012 BY PAUL WAHL – SUN NEWSPAPERS A proposal to build a new Hennepin County Sheriff ’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth has received another 10-4. Hennepin County Commissioners voted Dec. 11 to approve the schematic design for the facility. Initial approval for the work was granted by the county board last November. The 59,200-square-foot facility will be constructed on county owned land near Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, 1145 Shenandoah Lane, Plymouth. Groundbreaking is planned in 2012 with completion scheduled for 2014. “When you call 911, our dispatching system must send emergency service without delay,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “This is a critical service and we must have the needed infrastructure in order to provide this

communications equipment in fire, police, emergency medical and public works vehicles for agencies across the county. It will also house the Critical Infrastructure Radio and Data Network Center, one of six sites in the state, which hosts the statewide Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response system. It was developed to improve communication amongst emergency services during natural and man-made disasters. In July, the county was granted $4.7 million from the state to be used toward funding the Plymouth facility. It was part of a bonding bill approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor. The county had originally requested $30 million. The county has also been seeking federal funding to help pay for a portion of the dispatch center’s cost. A proposal to appropriate $500,000, offered by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DMinn.) was eventually defeated. According to records, the county continues to seek $975,000, primarily for technology and equipment. Before the Plymouth location with its communications towers already in place was approved, the county had considered spending $50 million to build at another location.

service in a way that is always reliable and uninterrupted.” The current facility in Golden Valley, which has been in service 64 years, can no longer handle the infrastructure and technology requirements, the sheriff ’s office maintains. The 14,400-square-foot center is one of the largest consolidated public safety answering points in the Upper Midwest. Personnel dispatch for 19 fire departments and 23 police agencies in 36 communities. The center receives 670,000 calls and anticipates an average annual call growth of almost 5 percent – an expected maximum of 750,000 calls going in to 2012. Almost no opposition to the construction proposal was heard when it came before the Plymouth City Council in January. City officials were assured that the facility would generate few additional “lights and sirens” calls. In May the board approved a contract with Wold Architects & Engineers for preparing a schematic design for the facility in an amount not to exceed $302,600. The entire project is budgeted at $33.75 million. In addition to the dispatch center, the building is expected to house the Sheriff ’s Radio Systems Operations and Technical Services. The unit maintains

Hennepin County Administrator Richard Johnson has gone on record saying the project costs would range between $30 million and $40 million. Part of the expense is building a “hardened” structure that can withstand blizzards, tornadoes and even terror attacks, something the Golden Valley facility does not offer. Several emergency services departments have in previous years requested the county take over dispatch responsibilities, including Golden Valley. Sheriff ’s Department spokeswoman Lisa Kiava said that no requests for service were pending. Golden Valley eventually secured dispatch services through Edina Police Department. Golden Valley had been paying $337,0000 annually to contract with St. Louis Park Police Department previously. Plymouth is the largest of the cities served by the county facility, which was answering a phone or radio call every 11 seconds in February 2010. Among municipalities that are served by the communication center are Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Richfield, Shorewood, St. Anthony, St. Louis Park, Tonka Bay and Woodland.

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New Edina salon run by expert nitpickers Minnesota Lice Lady in Edina offers head lice removal for customers BY KATIE MINTZ – SUN NEWSPAPERS A new Edina business has lousy customers – a lot of them. Minnesota Lice Lady, located in Edina’s Morningside neighborhood, offers expert head lice removal. Owned by married couple Gonne Asser and Sunil Bawa of St. Paul, the business offers chemical-free lice removal with a 30-day guarantee. Asser, a self-proclaimed nitpicker, said her experience with lice started the same way it does for most parents. Several years ago, two of her three kids came home with a note from school. A friend who’d already tried shampoos said they didn’t work. According to Asser, lice are growing resistant to the pesticides in the products. The friend offered to help comb the bugs and nits out of her children’s hair strand by strand. KAREL SMITH 612-986-3704

In the following seven years, Asser paid the favor forward. She estimates she combed out about 40 of her kids’ classmates and friends’ kids. In fall 2010, after extensive research into the best techniques, she launched Minnesota Lice Lady. After a year of making house calls, she opened the Edina salon, 3940 Sunnyside Road, in September 2011. She said she wants other parents to know that treating lice without a major life disruption is possible. “It’s so hard to get out for people that they struggle for weeks or months to get it out,” Asser said. “You don’t have to feel like lice is going to put you under the bus.” Asser said parents often believe their home must be cleaned top to bottom, with all plush items stowed away in bags, drapes steam cleaned and sofas dismantled for vacuuming. But Asser and Bawa, who were trained in the Shepherd Method of strand-by-strand removal at the Shepherd Institute for Lice Solutions in Florida, said that thorough removal of LICE LADY: TO PAGE 12

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The Edina Art Center is launching a new program “The Author’s Studio” as part of a continuing effort to explore new artistic mediums. Local author Colin T. Nelson will interview a variety of writers from the Twin Cities starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St. The program will continue the second Saturday of each month. Like in the old TV show “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” the interviewer will explore each author’s background and work and moderate an audience questionand-answer session. Authors will also read excerpts from their books. Each month, the program will offer different genres of writing, ranging from mystery to historical fiction to poetry. The writers have been selected for the quality of their work and their interesting personalities. The program will kick off with writer Christopher Valen, who will talk about

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‘Boneheaded’ bridal dress destruction or business decision? CURRENT EDINA

Closed Edina bridal shop destroys unsold dresses to much dismay I love a good bargain, part by necessity and part for the thrill. The majority of my closet is filled with decent items scored on the cheap at consignment shops and thrift stores. For me, there’s nothing like flipping through racks of secondhand clothes to discover a $5 Jean

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Paul Gaultier sweater someone else bought for at least 100 times the price. Thanks for that one, Arc’s Value Village in Richfield. Usually, delight at my own luck fades to shock – People actually spend this much on a piece of clothing? – then to dismay – And then they get rid of it? – and finally, back around to

gratitude. Well, at least they didn’t just throw it in the trash. So you’d think I’d be especially taken aback by the big story last week that an Edina bridal shop destroyed gowns worth thousands of dollars. All 19 Priscilla of Boston locations across the country, including the 50th and France outpost, closed their doors in the last days of 2011. In Edina, leftover dresses were spray-painted Dec. 30 with big red Xs in public view before being tossed in a Dumpster. I came across the story as it lit up my Twitter feed back at

work from the New Year holiday. Other people were certainly outraged. Links to local media reports were accompanied with messages calling the move “heartless,” “disgusting,” “so, so wasteful,” a “boneheaded corporate decision” and “a bad PR move.” Some said “shame on you,” “this makes me sick,” and “sad they didn’t think of others in need.” I’ll admit, while I’m not in the market for a wedding dress, if I came across a good one for the right price, I might buy it

burning is not the cause of real serious pollution. How many people have been hurt by the air from fires compared to our search for coal, gas and other sources of energy? It is too bad a small group of people are trying to control our ability to have wood-burning fires in Edina. On a crisp fall day, to be able to walk down a street and smell an early wood fire is really enjoyable, and likewise are the fire pits that are set out on Halloween to have neighbors gather around and enjoy the night as children trick-ortreat. These joys should not be disturbed. Growing up on a farm that only used the renewable resource of wood, I believe that practice should be continued. Burning wood, compared to searching for more gas or other energy supplies, is our least harmful activity. Dick Johnson Edina

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Doesn’t like ‘campaign puff pieces’ To the editor: As a 20-year resident of Edina, I often used to receive constituent surveys in the mail from former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad. These contained many questions covering various issues of importance and offered space for two residents to reply. They were printed in a plain fashion on white paper, and I took no issue with the fact that they were franked, as they were helping conduct the affairs of the congressman’s district. This stands in stark contrast to the flashy, multicolored pamphlets routinely franked by Rep. Erik Paulsen, which read more like campaign fliers than surveys. The most recent one was over six pages long and contained a survey the

size of a small postcard consisting of three biased questions which only one person could answer. Mr. Paulsen should follow Ramstad’s example and save taxpayers’ money for actual district business instead of franking thinly veiled, lengthy campaign puff pieces. Laura Lehmann Edina

Wood burning not the biggest pollution source To the editor: In the Dec. 22 issue of the Edina Sun-Current, the headline over a letter to the editor, “City council members support dirty air,” was misleading. We all believe in having clean air. Our city council, in my opinion, supports the rights of lots of people. Wood

To the editor: Kudos to the city of Edina and its public works department for the reconstruction of 70th Street between France Avenue and Highway 100. The thoughtful application of bike lanes, sidewalks and well-marked crosswalks – along with car lanes – recognizes the diversity of travel options used by Edina residents and should serve as a model for future roadway developments. The reduction of the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph improves safety for all users, be they in cars, on bikes or on foot. As has been demonstrated in Minneapolis, the investment in multimodal transportation options encourages people to get out of their cars, improving not only their health and that of the environment, but the health our LETTERS: TO PAGE 8

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Mintz FROM PREVIOUS PAGE just for the deal. But better yet, as many said, the dresses could have gone to a number of nonprofits that help provide special moments for women in need. Priscilla of Boston parent company David’s Bridal, in statements to media, said the store does donate quality gowns to a variety of charitable causes, but not dresses that are damaged or in poor condition. Later it said contractual agreements with some designer labels prevent them from donating unsold dresses. By the end of the week, after the news made it all the way to “The Today Show,” David’s Bridal released a public apology stating it understood the anger and frustration expressed about the incident. It said it would do better next time. “David’s Bridal has already begun bringing together all of the remaining Priscilla of Boston gowns to evaluate them and ensure that they are donated to our charitable partners wherever possible,” the apology read, in part. But should they have to apologize? I am not condoning the defiling of dresses said to be worth thousands, however, I think there are plenty other areas of waste that go without the same level of

fury. Hotel rooms empty at nightfall aren’t opened to people who could use the shelter. Movies, plays and concerts don’t give away seats still open on the day of the show. Restaurants and bakeries throw out uneaten goods. I sometimes let food in my own fridge go bad even though there are starving children in Africa. I, and probably you, would not do what David’s Bridal did. Really, who thought it was a good idea to blatantly squander something as sentimental as a wedding dress outside in daylight on a Friday in a busy shopping area? But it was their – and the designer labels they work with – business decision to destroy unsold dresses to prevent resale. Apparently, its not uncommon for high-end brands to ruin their goods rather they are offered at a large discount in a dingy bargain basement, cheapening the idea of luxury that many of their customers have bought into. And I guess I can understand that. Imagine if every time you needed a hotel, you stall until the midnight hour when vacant rooms are offered up free, or if you waited to buy that designer dress you covet because you knew inevitably it’d show up at the local outlet. Well, eventually, I’d bet those companies would go out of business for lack of fullpaying customers. And then how would I find my bargains at the thrift store? – Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current

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donations from the community. Chace Thanks for supporting Street reconstruction who was recently diagnosed with LettersW e e k l yformer colon cancer, will use the money to pay S Edina u p Hornet e r S athev substantial i n gout-of-pocket s ! costs practice not so green FROM PAGE 6 community. The more people who bike and walk to their jobs or to the store, the fewer cars there will be on our streets, reducing maintenance costs and improving traffic flow for those who choose to drive. Thank you to city leaders for their foresight in supporting this development. Peter Kelley Edina Kelley is co-chair of the Bike Edina Task Force.

To the editor: Edina native Chace Johnson, his family and friends would like to thank all those who organized and participated in a recent fund raising event for Chace at Braemar Arena. The event, which took place between periods of a recent Edina boy’s hockey game, featured a chuck-apuck contest. Over 500 pucks were sold and more than $4,300 was raised through the sale of pucks and other generous

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associated with his surgery and recovering treatment. Chace, a 2005 graduate and varsity hockey player for Edina High School, dropped the ceremonial puck for the opening face-off of the final game of this year’s Edina Classic before a packed house at Braemar. Again thank you very much to those who helped organize and donate for this cause. Pete and Kippy Nelson Edina

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To the editor: I’ve heard that Edina is committed to being a green city. The mayor himself said so more than once, however it was not a commitment to green when on Jan. 3 the Edina City Council voted to replace the streets in the Valley Estates neighborhood even some years before replacement is necessary. Yes, there are small cracks in the asphalt like you see in many communities, LETTERS: TO NEXT PAGE

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Letters FROM PREVIOUS PAGE but there are no potholes and no bumps. These are streets that are perfectly comfortable for driving, biking and walking and the Valley Estates people are happy with their condition. A petition to delay this project was signed by more than 60 percent of the residents and six people spoke at the public hearing against the project giving reasons for delaying it while one gentleman spoke for it. If the street replacement were delayed for three or maybe five years, we would get that many more years of pollution-free service from them. To do the project before it is necessary is environmentally irresponsible. The pollution created by manufacturing asphalt and to have carbon- and smoke-belching machines and trucks at work unnecessarily is not being green. Mayor Jim Hovland and the council are not walking their green talk with this vote to force street replacement on Valley Estates people, who by the way will have to pay the $760,000 cost of the project themselves. Dick Erlandson Edina


COMMUNITY NOTES Edina Family Center registration opening Online registration for Edina Family Center classes begins this month. Registration for the 2012-2013 school year opens to Edina School District residents 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, and to non-district residents 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The Edina Family Center catalog showing class offerings is available online at Info: 952-848-3949 (Danni).

Edina Woman’s Club meets Jan. 23 The Edina Woman’s Club will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, in Edina. Lunch will be served at noon. The business meeting and program will follow at 1 p.m. Representatives from SHAPE, South Hennepin Adult Programs in Education, will speak about adults

served by the program in Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and Eden Prairie. SHAPE offers English language classes, GED and diploma programs and helps adults build reading, math and writing skills. Tickets cost $15 for guests. Reservations close Wednesday, Jan. 18. Info: 952-927-9617 (Bea).

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The Edina Federated Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at St. Alban’s Church, 6716 Gleason Road, in Edina. Daytime Feds, meeting 11:15 a.m. for lunch and a speaker, will hear Jeffrey Haniel, director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, on issues in flying. Haniel has extensive knowledge of airport concerns with experience as a pilot, manager of environmental affairs and noise abatement. The evening group will meet 6 p.m. for dinner and then hear from Paul Porter, a University of Minnesota

John Howard of Edina, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in the 3rd Congressional District, will host a “meet the candidate” gathering in Bloomington. Howard, 24, is a Republican candidate for the seat and will introduce himself and answer questions 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Davanni’s Restaurant, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S. His presentation will include a discussion of the “Prudent Person Resolution on Climate Change” which he wants people to present at party caucus in February. Info:


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Lice Lady FROM PAGE 4 bugs and eggs is enough to clear an infestation. Asser said before she launched the business she spent a lot of time researching and comparing scientific studies. She found that the Centers for Disease Control recommends bagging items for two weeks, but the Harvard School of Public Health said that is unnecessary. After reading many studies, and based on her own experience, she sided with the latter. Asser said that unlike other blood-sucking bugs such as the tick or bedbug, lice can not survive for long off their feeding source. In the last few months, she said she’s seen six cases where one child was heavily affected, but no other family members were because lice do not spread in the environment. She said in as few as 12 hours, lice become so dehydrated that even if they did find a head to feed on, they couldn’t produce the saliva they need to thin their victim’s blood in order to eat. Eggs, called nits, also need the heat and humidity of the head to incubate. Asser said lice spreads by direct hair-

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to-hair contact and affects primarily young children and teens. Their heads are close as they share an iPod on the bus or read a book together in the school library, she said. “These cute little pumpkins are climbing all over each other,” Asser said. At Minnesota Lice Lady, each head is sprayed with enzymes and then combed out thoroughly with a professional grade nit comb. A thorough nitpicking comes next as each strand of hair is examined one by one. Then, just to be sure the nits are gone, the Minnesota Lice Lady does a second visual check and a final comb-out. The service costs $80 an hour. Asser said it usually takes 45-90 minutes for boys with short hair and up to three hours for girls. Within a week, clients return for a follow-up visit. An additional two free checks are offered after removal for peace of mind. Service is guaranteed for 30 days, she said. Tara Baker and her daughter Emma, 7, who live just over the Edina border in Minneapolis, were in on Wednesday, Dec. 28, for a follow-up visit. Baker said she heard about Minnesota Lice Lady from other par-

ents at Emma’s Minneapolis school, where several students had head lice. Baker said it’s hard to know as a parent what to do to treat lice. The first time Emma had lice as a 10month-old, she thought it was an ear infection. It took three different doctors to tell her it was head lice. This experience has been different. They came in for their initial visit about a week before for a three-hour removal. “It’s been really good. She hasn’t cried at all,” Baker said. Following treatment, Asser tells her clients to use heat from the dryer to kill any lice that might remain on bed sheets and clothes worn within the day, and to clean hairbrushes by submerging them in hot water for at least 10 minutes – but not to worry about a massive cleaning. Asser said they have about a 98 percent to 99 percent success rate and word is spreading about the business. They see about 12-15 clients a day in the bright office, which has three exam rooms outfitted with TVs and kid DVDs for long sessions. The building does not have a sign out front and offers a rear entrance with parking for those who

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Edinborough FROM PAGE 1 Results of a Braemar Golf Course study were presented this summer. The Edina Art Center will be studied later this year. “They’re keenly interested in these enterprise facilities to come closer to a break even. That’s the bottom line,” Keprios said. Enterprise funds, which differ from typical governmental funds, are designed for self-sustaining operations. User fees are meant to cover staff and capital costs, rather than property tax dollars. Most of Edina’s enterprise facilities, with the exception of the Edina Aquatic Center, however, operate at a loss, including the golf course, art center, Edinborough Park, Centennial Lakes Park and Braemar Ice Arena. In the recently adopted 2012 budget, Edinborough Park is anticipated to cost $1.55 million to operate this year, but generate only $1.15 million in revenue – a shortfall of about $400,000. Jeff King, president of Coloradobased recreation consulting firm Ballard King, said the enclosed oneacre park has the potential to bring in more revenue with some significant changes. The park was developed in the late ’80s as part of a mixed-use project, which includes the Edinborough Corporate Center office building, Residence Inn hotel and Edina Park Plaza senior building. Located in a central atrium, today the park features the Adventure Peak playground and Great Hall multi-purpose play area, a 250-seat amphitheater, junior-Olympic size swimming pool, running track and fitness area. More than 6,000 live plants also fill the climate-controlled interior. King said the city should build off the success of Adventure Peak, which hosted more than 1,300 children’s birthday parties in 2011, by expanding youth attractions. The recommended four-phased approach would first infill the pool to create a large soft play area, additional party rooms, restrooms and storage. Second, the track and fitness center would be modified to become a picnic area, provide meeting spaces, offices and storage. Next, a high ropes challenge course would be installed above the new soft play area with the potential to extend over the Great Hall and amphitheater. Finally, most of the planted grotto pathway would be removed to install an interactive technology zone with components like large screen Wii and light floor. The amphitheater could also be utilized for

tech play when performances aren’t scheduled. “Any and all of these options would have a positive impact on your operating budget as it stands today,” King said According to King, Edinborough Park draws 80 percent of its customers from a 20-mile radius compared to the typical community center, which has 57 mile radius. He said Adventure Peak – one of largest indoor play structures in the country – is a popular attraction, while the pool, track and fitness center are languishing. “Our analysis suggests that less than 4 percent of the admission that you receive at Edinborough actually represent the fitness components,” King said. He said limited space makes it difficult for the city to compete against neighboring Southdale YMCA, currently undergoing an expansion, and many private facilities. The pool is also costly to operate, running about $30,000 in annual expenses, he said. According to the study, the renovations would increase admissions to Edinborough Park by 22,500 annually. All four phases would cost an estimated $3.7 million to construct and generate about $135,000 in net income each year not accounting for any debt service payments the city would have to make. The consulting firms also recommended Edina move ahead with approximately $744,000 in other infrastructure and efficiency improvements, like new doors, lighting and sidewalks. Some council and park board members said they hoped the study would have considered more options for Edinborough, like privatization or removing fitness components to create more general public space. “By the time you build it out it really doesn’t sound like there will be much left of what makes Edinborough special today,” said Councilmember Joni Bennett. By expanding kid-friendly uses, she

The Adventure Peak play area at Edinborough Park in Edina was busy on a Saturday morning in early December. Consultants hired to study operations at the indoor park recommend converting existing fitness areas to more kid-friendly features.

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said it would be impossible for residents to visit the park without paying a fee. “I would really love to know what it would cost us as a community just to operate the facility as a park,” Bennett said. Park board member David Deeds said he wants more information about the potential cost and revenue for the

recommended changes, including bestand worst-case scenarios. “Overall, this is not going to get it to break even. It will close the gap somewhat,” he said. The city council and park board plan to meet again for further discussion on the study results likely in March, when consultants will also have answers to their questions.

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Dialogue FROM PAGE 1 said. In the final budget, schools saw a $50 per pupil increase in the state funding formula, but also a delay in state payments causing many districts, including Edina, to borrow money at a cost to meet cash flow needs. While an $876 million budget surplus projected in November could help refill state reserves and pay back schools, Michel said the next budget forecast expected in late February would set the tone for the rest of the session, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 24. If a large deficit is forecast about a month into the 10-week session, Michel said it would force the Legislature back into another budget discussion. “Hopefully we’re at a point economically with our budget that we can not just talk about how we balance things and get through the next year, but talk about how do we right size our school calendar,” Michel said. Michel said one of his priorities is increasing the number of days Minnesota children are in school each year. Currently, the average is about 170 days, compared to 180 days nationally and more than 200 days

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accountable to a performance contract.” globally. He said he’d also like to give disHe said while Edina Public School contricts more flexibility to set their own caltinues to provide excellent education endars, including doing away with the prodespite challenging times, other districts hibition on pre-Labor Day start dates. are struggling. The innovation zones Mazorol, elected in 2010, said the last would help develop models that could be session saw positive education reform duplicated. measures that increased independence “This particular legislative session through mandate relief. He hopes for more things are going to happen really, really of the same in his second session. fast,” Downey of “We’re trying to Edina said, also look more at how we noting Minnesota do things and not Department of just the amount of Education’s money we spend on recent application things,” Mazorol of for waiver from Bloomington said. No Child Left He said there also has to be - Rep. Keith Downey, R-41A Behind and the receipt of a $45 accountability in million federal addition to mandate Race to the Top grant for early education. relief, and expects reform measures this One of about 60 community members year to focus on teacher effectiveness and and district staff who attended the forum student learning. asked the legislators what they would do if “At the same time, because we have the deficit continues, saying the current such a large amount of state funding in practice of shifting funds can’t go on indefour schools, there does have to be some initely. accountability to the state as to the results Michel said he’d like to see Minnesota that are achieved with the money that’s “grow our way out of it” by being the No. 1 spent,” Mazorol said. state in the country for business growth. Downey said he plans to introduce a bill Downey and Mazorol also said the state this session that would create what he must increase revenue while reducing called “innovation zones” at 100 individual spending. During the forum, legislators school sites in Minnesota, giving them mentioned the growing Health and “the flexibility at the site-level to be free Human Services budget as an area that from every state mandate but be held

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CITY NEWS Sculpture finds home at Centennial Lakes Christmas came a few days early for local art lovers, courtesy of the Edina Community Foundation. On Thursday, Dec. 22, “Reflecting on Friendship,” an award-winning, bronze sculpture by Edina artist Nicholas Legeros, was relocated to the front walkway to Hughes Pavilion at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S. Centennial Lakes Park regulars may recognize “Reflecting on Friendship” from its previous location along the Edina Promenade, where it won a People’s Choice Award in 2010. The piece, which along with its sandstone plinth measures about 4 feet tall, captures two preschool-aged children in the act of chasing and popping bubbles. The new position outside Hughes Pavilion offers good lighting and sees steady pedestrian traffic in all seasons. In addition, the bronzed reflection of the bubbles at the top of the sculpture complements the gazebo by giving viewers a unique look at its interior architecture. Dick Crocket, executive director of the Edina Community Foundation, said the piece is worthy of the new location. Crocket and his wife Suzie made the reinstallation projection possible through a donation to the foundation for the sculpture’s acquisition.

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Edina is now open for business Among 13 other cities to help small businesses, entrepreneurs BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie is partnering with Hennepin County to give small business owners some free help. The city and county are splitting a $10,000 admission rate to join the nonprofit Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, a group that offers small business assistance. Eden Prairie City Council approved the contract during its Dec. 6 meeting, when Community Development Director Janet Jeremiah gave an overview of the consortium’s “Open to Business” program. Through the program, the consortium offers small business owners and entrepreneurs one-on-one assistance in several areas, including businesses plan development, feasibility studies

and marketing. And, it’s free. The services are free for any entrepreneur or business owner who lives or works in Eden Prairie. Members of the consortium also offer finance projections, loan request preparation and advocacy with small business lenders, something that has shown popular and useful in other cities given, Jeremiah said. This service could come in handy since there are an estimated 1,000 athome businesses in the city, according to a recent business survey. There’s an estimated 3,400 businesses in the city, Jeremiah said. “We don’t know exactly what the need for this program is,” Jeremiah said, but in the past six months, Minnetonka businesses have utilized 112 hours of assistance from the consortium. “Minnetonka got a lot of calls right out of the gate,” said Patricia Fitzgerald, a county planner who oversees the program. The Open to Business program

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PUBLIC SAFETY Police report The following is a summary of selected incidents listed on the Edina Police Department weekly crime report Dec. 26 to Jan. 1: Dec. 26 – A 36-year-old Shorewood man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on the 7100 block of Washington Avenue South after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A 16-year-old boy was arrested for theft at Southdale Center after JC Penney employees observed him leave the store without paying for a $75 hat. An 18-year-old St. Paul man was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on the 4000 block of Inglewood Avenue after an officer on routine patrol observed suspicious activity. A 20-year-old Edina man was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on the 4000 block of Inglewood Avenue after an officer on routine patrol observed suspicious activity. A 52-year-old Edina man was arrested for DWI at the intersection of Gleason Road and Vernon Avenue after officers responded to the report of an impaired driver. A woman reported her credit cards were stolen while she was shopping at JoAnn Fabrics, 3411 Hazelton Road. Dec. 27 – Assault was reported on the 7300 block of Gallagher Drive. The victim reported being assaulted by several unknown persons. A 47-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for theft at Southdale Center after he was found to have stolen merchandise valued at $277 from Ulta. A purse and contents valued at $405 were reported stolen from a vehicle at South View Middle School, 4725 South View Lane. Property damage to the vehicle was also reported. Property damage was reported at Southdale Center. Unidentified persons slashed all four tires on a vehicle. Gasoline valued at $67 was reported stolen from Shell, 5101 Edina Industrial Blvd. An unidentified person pumped gas into a vehicle and left without paying. A 36-year-old Edina man was arrested for DWI at the intersection of Southdale Service Road and York Avenue South after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. Dec. 28 – Burglary was reported at Massage Retreat and Spa, 6811 York Ave. S. Cash in the amount of $447 was report-

ed stolen. A 23-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for theft and driving after suspension at Southdale Center after JC Penney employees observed him leave the store without paying for clothing valued at $284. The man fled the scene and was stopped by officers. A 26-year-old Minneapolis woman was arrested for theft at Southdale Center after she helped a man select jeans from the display rack, return them and receive merchandise credit in the amount of $300 for the items he never purchased. Three female juveniles ages 15, 14 and 16 were arrested for theft at Southdale Center after Macy’s employees observed them leave the store without paying for clothing valued at $411. Dec. 29 – A 46-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for driving without insurance and driving after revocation on the 3700 block of 70th Street West after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A Minneapolis man, age not given, was arrested for trespassing at Southdale Center after officers responded to the area of 66th Street and France Avenue on report of a person rummaging through desks in an office building. Building security followed the person toward Southdale, where he was subsequently located and arrested. A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for possession of marijuana, driving without insurance and driving after revocation on the 6000 block of Xerxes Avenue South after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A 23-year-old Minneapolis woman was arrested for driving after suspension and without proof of insurance on the 6600 block of Upton Avenue South after the vehicle she was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. Dec. 30 – Scrap metal valued at $360 was reported stolen from Renova Data Services, 6887 Washington Ave. S. Possible counterfeit currency was reported on the 3300 block of 66th Street West. A 26-year-old Crystal man as arrested for theft at Southdale Center after he was found to have stolen $120 cash from a register at Macy’s, where he was employed. Camera equipment valued at $3,360 was reported stolen from the trunk of a vehicle on the 7500 block of France Avenue South. Cash and a credit card valued at $141

were reported stolen from a locker at YMCA, 7355 York Ave. S. A 57-year-old Edina woman was arrested for DWI at the intersection of Ewing Circle South and 55th Street West after the vehicle she was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. Dec. 31 – Burglary was reported at Franklin Street Bakery, 3904 Sunnyside Road. An iPod, safe and cash valued at $1,500 were reported stolen. A 45-year-old Edina woman, a 19-yearold Edina man, two 18-year-old Edina men and two 17-year-old boys were arrested for hosting an open house party and/or underage consumption on the 3900 block of Sunnyside Road after officers located the underage drinking party during the investigation of a burglary. A GPS device valued at $150 was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 4000 block of Mavelle Drive. A 30-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for DWI on eastbound Highway 62 at northbound Highway 169 after officers responded to the report of an erratic driver. A 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls were arrested for theft at Southdale Center after JC Penney employees observed them leave the store without paying for clothing valued at $200.

Fire report The Edina Fire Department responded to the following incidents Dec. 26 to Jan. 1: Dec. 26 – Edina firefighters assisted at a structure fire on the 12400 block of Sunnybrook Road in Eden Prairie. Firefighters checked a home on the 5900 block of Olinger Road for a reported odor of gas. No gas was detected using the gas monitor. A burn on a chair on the 4000 block of Parklawn Avenue was checked for possible smoldering. Low batteries were found to be the cause of a carbon monoxide alarm on the 4700 block of Hibiscus Avenue. A fire alarm malfunction was checked in an apartment on the 6600 block of Vernon Avenue. Paramedic firefighters responded to nine incidents requiring emergency medical service. Dec. 27 – Paramedics and an engine crew assisted at a vehicle crash with injuries on West 56th Street and France Avenue. A malfunctioning fluorescent light

ballast was found to be the cause of a reported burning odor on the 6500 block of France Avenue. There were 12 EMS incidents. Dec. 28 – A request for mutual aid from St. Louis Park Fire Department was cancelled en route. There were six EMS responses and three false fire alarms reported. Dec. 29 – Paramedics responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of France Avenue and West 54th Street. There were no injuries. A request for mutual aid from St. Louis Park Fire Department was cancelled en route. There were nine EMS calls and three false fire alarms reported. Dec. 30 – A natural gas odor was reported in the parking ramp behind a restaurant on the 5000 block of France Avenue. A slight odor was found outside the restaurant but was not noted or detected inside. The fire department assisted the gas company with the investigation of a rooftop HVAC unit. Odor was noted near the unit but no readings were detected using gas monitors. Centerpoint Energy remained on the scene to investigate further. A request for mutual aid from Hopkins Fire Department was cancelled en route. There were eight EMS incidents and two false fire alarms. Dec. 31 – A report of a fire was investigated on the 5200 block of Villa Way. A power line was down and power was out in the area. Tree branches were arcing on power lines, but no fire was found. The power company responded to the scene. Firefighters investigated a natural gas odor at a business on the 4900 block of France Avenue. No gas was detected using gas monitors and the odor was suspected to be due to sewer gas coming from floor drains. Firefighters investigated possible sparking power lines in the area of Tracy Avenue and Vernon Avenue and did not find a problem. There were 13 EMS responses. Jan. 1 – Firefighters responded to the report of an arcing power line on Vernon Avenue at Tracy Avenue. The line was no longer arcing when fire crews arrived. Xcel Energy arrived and stated there was too much sag in the line and they would repair it. Paramedics responded to nine EMS incidents. One false fire alarm was reported.

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BUSINESS NOTES Fairview participating in new care model Edina-based Fairview Health Services was recently selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as one of 32 provider groups across the country to participate in its new Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model. The competitive selection process began last May to identify organizations that have demonstrated capabilities to offer high quality, coordinated and cost-effective care. ACOs are groups of doctors and other healthcare providers who work together to provide high quality, costeffective care for Medicare beneficiaries. Over the last several years,

Fairview and Fairview Physician Associates have been developing this type of provider network, called Fairview Health Network. More than 360 providers from 46 Fairview Health Network clinics – both Fairview-owned and independent – will participate in the pioneer model. The providers will work together to implement new models of care delivery, including care coordination, and to deliver greater value to patients. Under the model, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide incentives for participating health care providers who form an organization to coordinate care for patients and achieve specified outcomes.

Edina Senior Center Friday, Jan. 13 – Open Bowling at Southtown Lanes, 9 a.m.; Social Bridge, 9 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 9:10 a.m.; Mexican Train Dominoes, 9:30 a.m.; Sit Fit Exercise*, 10:45 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Poker, 12:30 p.m.; BZZ**, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 – Senior Center Closed for Martin Luther King Day Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Tap Dance**, 9 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m.; Computer Genealogy, 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.; Tuesday Book Club, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Bowling, 1 p.m.; BZZ**, 1 p.m.; Canasta, 1 p.m.; Pool

Tournament, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Tap Dance**, 8 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 – Low Impact*, 8 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 9 a.m.; Computer Group, 9:30 a.m.; Sit Fit Exercise*, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.; Needle Talk, 1 p.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m.; OLLITap, 1 p.m.; Rhythmic Feet, 2:30 p.m. All events are held at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, unless otherwise noted. *Register with Edina Community Education, 952-848-3952. **Register with Edina Senior Center, 952833-9570.

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CITY NEWS Edina park employee receives top honor A city of Edina Park and Recreation employee will receive the highest award given by the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association at its annual meeting. Donna Tilsner, recreation supervisor, will join the likes of former Edina park employees Ken Rosland, Bob Kojetin

and Rick Jacobson and current Park and Recreation Director John Keprios as the recipient of the Clifton E. French Distinguished Service Award. The Clifton E. French Distinguished Service Award is the highest professional award given by MRPA to its members. Recipients have more than 20 years’ experience in the field and “provided long and outstanding service to the parks and recreation field and to the MRPA.” “It’s just really humbling,” Tilsner

said of the award. She said she could not have done anything without the help and support of her coworkers, committee members and employers. Tilsner is a 34-year veteran of the field, 11 of which have been with Edina. She previously worked for Eagan and the Hopkins/Minnetonka joint park and recreation department. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and currently serves as adjunct instructor and mentor there for the

Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies Department and students. The award will be presented at the MRPA Annual Meeting and Award Luncheon on Jan. 12 in Brooklyn Park. The meeting also serves as a kick-off a yearlong celebration of MRPA’s 75th year. At the same meeting, Tilsner will be announced as and sworn in as a member of the MRPA Board of Directors, representing the west metro. Her twoyear term will begin Jan. 12.

LEGAL NOTICES Public Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF DISSOLUTION OF PULTE TITLE AGENCY OF MINNESOTA, LLC December 29, 2011 TO: ALL CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS OF PULTE TITLE AGENCY OF MINNESOTA, LLC, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND CONTINGENT OR NON-CONTINGENT. Pulte Title Agency of Minnesota, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, (“Pulte”) has dissolved and is in the process of winding up its affairs. On October 19, 2011, Pulte filed a Notice of Dissolution in the Offices of the Minnesota Secretary of State. If you have a claim against Pulte, the written claim must be presented no later than March 28, 2012 by sending such claim to: Wilkerson & Hegna, P.L.L.P. Attn.: Jaclynn M. Hennen 7300 Metro Boulevard, Suite 300 Edina, MN 55439 Phone: (952) 897-1707 Facsimile: (952) 897-3534 (Dec. 29, 2011, Jan. 5,12,19, 2012) D1-PulteDissolution

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Books Should Be Free Principal Place of Business: 5328 Hiawatha Ln., Minneapolis, MN 55417 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Twist Idea LLC, 5328 Hiawatha Ln., Minneapolis, MN 55417 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose

signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: December 7, 2011 /s/ Andrej Maczka, Member

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et. Generally located north and south of Fuller Street and east of France Avenue.

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streets in accordance with Section 850.10. Subd. 2.C.

(Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

All recommendations and objections will be heard at said meeting.


5. Noise from mechanical equipment shall be subject to the City’s Noise regulations in accordance with Section 1040.

Section 1. Subsection 850.07. Subd. 23. is amended to read:

First Reading: January 3, 2012 Second Reading: Waived Published: January 12, 2012

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(Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: PagePicture Principal Place of Business: 5328 Hiawatha Ln., Minneapolis, MN 55417 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Twist Idea LLC, 5328 Hiawatha Ln., Minneapolis, MN 55417 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: December 7, 2011 /s/ Andrej Maczka, Member (Jan. 5 & 12, 2012) D1-PagePicture

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BY ORDER OF THE EDINA PLANNING COMMISSION Debra Mangen City Clerk (Jan. 12, 2012) D1-JMSCustomHomes

City of Edina (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE CONCERNING REVISIONS TO APPROVED SITE PLANS The City Council Of Edina Ordains: Section 1. Subsection 850.04. Subd. 3.I is amended to read: I. Plan Modifications. Minor changes may be authorized by the Planner only one time. Changes are considered minor if:

I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

1. There is no increase to the proposed number of dwelling units; and

FILED: December 7, 2011 /s/ Andrej Maczka, Member

All other plan modifications shall be acted on, reviewed and processed by the Commission and Council in the same manner as they reviewed and processed the site plan.

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City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 WEST 50TH STREET EDINA, MN 55424 Notice of Public Hearing THE EDINA PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at the Edina City Hall, Council Chambers, 4801 West 50th Street, on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 7:00 PM, and will at said time and place consider the following: Conditional Use Permit With Variances. JMS Custom Homes. 5421 France Avenue and 3717 Fuller Street. 20-028-2422-0003, Ivandale Park Near Lake Harri-

2. Any proposed increase in the floor area of structures on site does not exceed five percent (5%) of the gross floor area; and 3. All proposed revisions comply with City Code requirements; and 4. There is no change to any condition required in a site plan approval, including building materials and color; and 5. The property is not located in an Edina Heritage Landmark District.

Section 2. This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication. First Reading: January 3, 2012 Second Reading: Waived Published: January 12, 2012 Attest Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Jan. 12, 2012) D1-Ord2012-01

Subd. 23 Utility Buildings and Structures. A. Utility Buildings and Structures Owned by the City. Utility buildings and structures owned by the City and used for rendering service to all or any part of the City (but excluding warehouses, maintenance buildings and storage yards) shall be a permitted principal or accessory use in all districts. B. Other Utility Buildings and Structures. Utility buildings and structures owned by private utility companies or governmental units other than the City, and used for rendering service to all or any part of the City (but excluding warehouses, maintenance buildings and storage yards) shall be a conditional use in all districts and shall only be constructed pursuant to a conditional use permit granted in accordance with Subd. 4 of Subsection 850.04. C. Utility poles and wires, water, gas, electric and mechanical equipment regulations: 1. If the footprint is 36 square feet in area or less, and 6 feet in height, utility and/or mechanical equipment shall be permitted at any location in a front, side or rear yard with no minimum setback from any property line. If utility or mechanical equipment is located within city right-ofway a permit is required. 2. If the footprint is larger than 36 square feet in area or 6 feet in height, utility and/or mechanical equipment shall be required to meet all setback requirements in the underlying zoning district. Utility and mechanical equipment that is grouped together and in the aggregate exceeds 36 square feet in area shall also be required to meet all setback requirements in the underlying zoning district. 3. Air conditioning units and privately owned mechanical equipment in the R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts shall comply with the setback requirements for accessory buildings and structures in accordance with Section 850.11.Subd. 6.B.4.g. 4. All mechanical equipment accessory to any building, except single dwelling unit and double dwelling unit buildings, shall be screened from all lot lines and

Section 2. This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication.

Attest Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Jan. 12, 2012) D1-Ord2012-02

Public Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY PS Orangeco, Inc and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc will conduct sale(s) at Public Storage located at Edina 08309: 4425 West 77th St, Edina, MN 55435. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction on January 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. The name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: 1001 - Wrubel, Carole; 1119 - Richmann, Matthew; 1137 - Hobson, David; 1303 Barnett, Frank; 2221 - Kaju, James; 2299 - Baker, Casares; 2427 - Willette, Chris. (Jan. 12 & 19, 2012) PS 08309 D1-Edina-Jan27 Auction

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Prep puck faceoff In a battle between top-five high school boys hockey teams, No. 2ranked Maple Grove will play No. 5 Edina at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Braemar Arena. Maple Grove is coming off a 4-1 loss to No. 1 Duluth East last week. Edina head coach Curt Giles said he is pleased with the way his team has performed. There are only two seniors on the roster, however, the young players have progressed quickly. Captains Nick Leer, Louie Nanne and Parker Reno lead the Hornets.

Showdown on ice Two of the highest-scoring high school hockey teams in Minnesota will face off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, when Benilde-St. Margaret’s High plays Minnetonka at Pagel Activity Center. BSM has creative goal scorers such as Grant Besse and Christian Horn, while Minnetonka counters with Vinni Lettieri and Erik Baskin as its offensive leaders. Minnetonka came into 2012 ranked second in state in Class AA.

Guimont leads Edina Edina High’s star gymnast, Emily Guimont, will lead the Hornets into a Lake Conference dual meet with the Hopkins Royals at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Edina High School. Guimont placed third on balance beam during last year’s state Class AA meet.

Edina-Hopkins III One of the best girls hockey rivalries in the western suburbs features Lake Conference foes Edina and Hopkins. They will face off for the third time this season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Edina’s Braemar Arena. The first game was a 2-2 tie and Edina won the second meeting 2-1. – Compiled by John Sherman

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Katybeth Biewen Edina High’s senior guard scored 18 points Jan. 3 in the Hornets’ 56-42 non-conference girls basketball victory over Shakopee. Biewen had 26 points in a 45-35 win over Duluth East Jan. 6.

BY NICK CLARK – SUN NEWSPAPERS Lou Nanne, former NHL player and general manager of the Minnesota North Stars, has seldom been guaranteed he would be on the winning side. However, he might have that guarantee when Edina and Minnetonka play a boys high school hockey game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Braemar Arena. That night, his grandsons, Louie Nanne of Edina and Vinni Lettieri of Minnetonka, will be on opposite sides. One will win, one will lose. Or better yet, they might play to a tie. Most likely, there would be some consoling to do on one side of the family, and some celebrating on the other. But that is for mom and dad to worry about. Nanne is the grandpa. Earlier this season, when Edina and Minnetonka played in the Schwan Cup at Xcel Energy Center, it was young Louie Nanne who needed consoling. His Hornet team lost to Minnetonka 6-0. “It is always the best situation I could ever be in at a hockey game,” said Lou Nanne, recounting the times he’s spent watching his grandsons square off against each other. “I just get to watch the boys and enjoy it. I can just root for them, hope they play well, and let the outcome decide itself.” The Skippers enter this week’s action 12-1-0 overall and the Hornets are 11-2-0, so the upcoming game is worth much more than family bragging rights. Last summer, when the two boys had college choices to make, grandpa Lou had a definite stake in the







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NEXT WEEK Tuesday, Jan. 24, is opening night for the conference portion of the Lake girls basketball schedule. Sun-Current sports editor John Sherman reviews the match-ups in next week’s edition.

Miguel Fidler Fidler was a top playmaker with three assists during the Edina High boys hockey team’s 6-2 victory over Holy Angels Jan. 5 at Braemar Arena.

James Lettow The Edina High wrestler took second place in the 138-pound division at the Hopkins Paul Bengtson Invitational Jan. 7 at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. Lettow lost a decision to Kyle Opsahl of HinckleyFinlayson/Pine City in the finals. Edina High forward Louie Nanne handles the puck during Schwan Cup action at Xcel Energy Center. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer). outcome, and freely admitted he wanted a say in the decisions. Nanne, as he has so many times in both the hockey world and in business, won. In a matter of weeks, both Louie Nanne, a junior at Edina High School, and Lettieri, a junior at Minnetonka High, committed to play hockey at the University of Minnesota. The elder Nanne skated for the Gophers, and was an All-American defensemen with the team in 1963. His youngest son Marty – Louie’s father – also played at Minnesota. Ultimately, Louie and Vinni will too. But it was never the cinch some expected it to be when Gophers head coach Don Lucia extended offers to both. Louie Nanne was also being COUSINS: TO NEXT PAGE

Louie Nanne The Edina High boys hockey team defeated Holy Angels 6-2 in a non-conference game Jan. 5 at Braemar Arena. Nanne had two goals for the Hornets. The victory raised Edina’s season record to 10-20. The Hornets followed up with a 31 win over White Bear Lake Jan. 7.

Taylor Williamson Edina High’s ninth-grade forward scored two goals in a 4-2 Lake Conference girls hockey victory over Eden Prairie Jan. 3 at Eden Prairie Community Center. Williamson had a goal and three assists in a 6-3 non-conference win over Buffalo Jan. 7.

Graham Woodward The Edina High junior guard scored 18 points Jan. 6 as the Hornets defeated Shakopee 60-44 in a non-conference boys basketball game at Edina Community Center. It was the Hornets’ sixth consecutive victory. – Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current

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Benjamin bars the door to Edina’s hockey goal Tall junior emerges as Hornets’ stopper BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS When Willy Benjamin first started playing Mite Division hockey in Edina, he was a skater. But it didn’t take him long to develop a curiosity about playing in goal. “I kind of liked the equipment,” he said. Once he became a full-time goalie at the end of his Mite career, Benjamin got used to the heavy equipment. He didn’t mind hauling it around everywhere he went. Head coach Curt Giles of the Edina High boys hockey team is glad Benjamin’s career veered toward the goal. “Willy showed up for the first practice ready to play,” Giles said recently. “He has quick hands and quick feet for a big kid. When he’s at his best, Willy is one of the best goalies around. He makes the saves he is supposed to make, and he will make some difficult saves, too.”

Cousins FROM PREVIOUS PAGE courted by a number of Eastern schools, while Lettieri had an offer from North Dakota. There was no wrong choice. Their grandfather made sure to deliver that message. But he made his pitch as well. “I know for both of us he wanted the decision to be ours to make,” said Lettieri. “But I also know he also really wanted us to go play for the Gophers. I took my time, but in the end, it was hard to say no.” But when they join the Gophers, pressure is sure to follow. There are few names in the Minnesota hockey community more familiar than Nanne. Lettieri doesn’t wear the badge on the same level as his cousin, though his father Tino Lettieri was a huge Minnesota sports figure in his soccer playing days with the Minnesota Kicks and Strikers. Tino Lettieri also represented Canada in two Olympic soccer tournaments and one World Cup. Both boys know what it’s like to deal with the pressure.

During the Edina Invitational and Schwan Cup tournaments, Benjamin, who is a junior, helped Edina go 5-1 against stiff competition. He had wins over Grand Rapids (43), Elk River (4-1), Eden Prairie (4-1), Blaine (2-0) and St. Thomas Academy (3-2) during that stretch. The only speed bump came with a 6-0 loss to Minnetonka in the Schwan Cup semifinals at Xcel Energy Center. “In both tournaments, we had three tough games in three nights,” said Giles. Benjamin said his favorite game so far was the Hornets’ win over Eden Prairie in the final round of the Edina Invitational. “All of our systems worked that night, and we played well as a team,” said Benjamin. “We only have two seniors on the roster, so we knew we would have some rough spots. We’re still making some young mistakes, including me.” At 6 feet, 3 inches and 195 pounds, Benjamin’s size and agility allow him to put the eraser to some of his own mistakes. HOCKEY: TO NEXT PAGE

“I know people see us and think we’ve had it easy,” said Louie Nanne. “We’ve faced trials. We know we are a target. For me, I’ve just tried to carve my own path. It’s obviously an honor to share a name with my grandfather, but I think both me and Vinni try and be our own person.” Perceptions being what they may, national team roster spots and scholarship offers from the state’s premier college hockey program don’t get handed out because of the name on the back of a uniform. Louie Nanne played for the Under-18 national team at the U18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Slovakia this past August. At the same time, Lettieri was in Ann Arbor, Mich., skating with Team USA in the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament. Both committed to the Gophers shortly after their appearance on the national stage, but each had already cemented himself into the lineup of a powerful Minnesota high school team. Lettieri skated for Minnetonka his entire sophomore season and had 40 points for a team that won 16 games. Nanne scored 29 points in helping guide Edina to a fourth-place finish in the

Edina High boys hockey goalie Willy Benjamin stretches to kick the puck wide in a 4-1 victory over Eden Prairie. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Class AA boys state high school hockey tournament. They are on pace for similar or better numbers this season. Nanne started playing for the Hornets as a ninth-grader, finishing with five points, which included an assist in Edina’s state championship game victory over … Minnetonka. “Yeah, that night was interesting,” Louie Nanne said. “Vinni was still playing Bantams, but my dad had a [suite] for the game, and Vinni’s mom Michelle was in it. We scored 26 seconds in, and she kicked something, so my dad kicked her out. She was upset, so she was out right away. I wasn’t that surprised, though. It’s a pretty competitive family.” It’s that way between Vinni and Louie, too. They play like brothers. There is a winner. And a loser. Always. It so happens their opportunity to play it out comes inside one of high school hockey’s biggest rivalries. “I don’t think we really care about each other when we are on the other team,” Lettieri said. “It’s bragging rights really, so we just go all out and try and hit each other. I remember last year, he got me good one time. It’s definitely super-competitive when we are playing.”

Soon, they will be together. But they will have decisions to make about their route to college hockey. Each has a season and a half of high school eligibility remaining. They are committed to their high school teams this season. Next year, they might have to decide between remaining with their schools and playing junior hockey someplace. Lucia will likely have a say, and with it being Louie Nanne’s draft year, he’s hoping a National Hockey League club has an opinion on the matter too. Grandpa is sure to get his point across as well. For his part, Lou Nanne said there are few better moments in life than graduating with your high school class. And that’s not all. “Maybe they even get the good fortune of going to a state tournament again,” said Lou Nanne, the television voice of the tournament since 1964. “If they go to juniors, it might accelerate their short-term development. And it might not. “I will tell them this: Playing in high school will not hold you back from your long-term goals. If they are good enough to play pro someday, that won’t change because they played another year of high school hockey.”


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Hornet basketball teams are red hot in non-conference action Girls and boys teams both build impressive winning streaks BY JOHN SHERMAN SUN NEWSPAPERS Injuries have not stopped the Edina High girls basketball team (12-0) from taking hold of second place in the state Class 4A rankings. However, Hornet head coach Matt Nilsen has had to be judicious in making sure everyone is fit to play. “M.C. McGrory and Vivian Engen have had concussions, Shannon Good had a sprained thumb and Hailey Merrill had a partially separated shoulder,” said Nilsen. “I feel like an NFL coach, listing players as probable or doubtful for games.” There is no doubt that sen-

ior guard Katybeth Biewen is having a healthy impact on the team’s success. In a 45-35 victory over Duluth East Jan. 7, she controlled the action from start to finish. Her line included 26 points, six steals, five assists and seven rebounds. Earlier in the week, during a 56-42 victory over Shakopee, Biewen passed the 1,000-point career scoring mark with 18 points. Senior forward Lindsey Johnson added 15 points and McGrory had nine points. “We have to rely heavily on defense,” said Nilsen. “We’re not like Hopkins. We’re not a team that’s going to score 80 points a game.” Hopkins (14-0) is the only team ahead of Edina in the state Class 4A rankings. All three other Lake Conference teams, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Wayzata, are ranked among the top seven in state. Next for the Hornets is a game at Rochester John

Marshall at 12:30 Saturday, Jan. 14.


Boys basketball After a 0-4 start, the Edina High boys basketball team has charged to a 6-4 record. The Hornets stormed to a 39-16 halftime lead in a 60-44 rout of Shakopee Jan. 6 at Edina Community Center. The big news was the fact that Reggie Lynch, a 6-foot-9 junior transfer from Jefferson, got clearance to play after waiting a month and a half to hear from officials at the state high school league. Lynch didn’t disappoint as he scored 11 points and helped the Hornets control the boards in his debut. Graham Woodward led Edina with 18 points and Marley Allison had 10 points. Edina will play Blake in a neighborhood rivalry game at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Edina Community Center.

Edina High forward Mark Handberg is a force on the boards and also a consistent scorer. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Hockey FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “Obviously, there is skill involved in goaltending, but a lot of it is mental strength and ability,” he said. “I have worked hard at this for a long time.” Benjamin has put in the time in the weight room as well as on the ice. “The weightlifting I do is goalie-specific, focusing on the lower body,” he said. “I need strong hips and flexibility.” The Hornets entered 2012 with a record of 8-2-0, which is good for such a young team, Benjamin said. They added a couple of big wins last week, beating Holy Angels 6-2 and White Bear Lake 3-1.

Junior Louie Nanne led the Hornets against Holy Angels with two goals. Freshman Dylan Malmquist was the No. 1 star against White Bear Lake with two goals. Benjamin was the No. 2 star against White Bear Lake with 22 saves. Only one game this season, the 6-0 loss to Minnetonka, gnaws at the Edina players. “Minnetonka is the best team I’ve seen this year,” said Benjamin. “They’re faster than anyone else, and against us, they capitalized on every chance.” What will it take to beat the Skippers? “We need to stay cool and play the way we can play,” said Benjamin. “We have skills and speed, and we’re good enough to do really well. Even though we’re young, we can overcome that. Our goal is to be a threat in the playoffs.” – Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current

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The Edina Girls U12A team rings in the New Year with another tournament Championship at the Wayzata Holiday Star. Players are pictured front Row (L-R): Morgan Wetterberg, Leah Gresham, Ellie Mahoney, Loli Fidler, Emily Oden, Kaitlin Enriquez, Elizabeth Austrums, Anna Klein. Back Row (L-R): Anna Goldstein, Lydia Bellows, Olivia Kilberg, Brooke Tucker, Grace Vojta, Grace Bowlby, Sophie Slattery. Coaches (L-R): Billy KIein, Scott Wetterberg, Dave Horan and Head Coach, Scott Bowlby The Team would like to Thank their sponsor, Kraus-Anderson Companies!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE U12B WHITE HOLIDAY STAR CHAMPS! The Edina U12B White team won the Wayzata Holiday Star hockey tournament held over New Year's weekend. The title marks the the teams' third tournament win of the season. Pictured front row (L to R): Elsa Deinema, Catherine Kerin, Margaret Potts, Quin Ramos, Uma Kumar-Montei. Second row (L to R): Savanna Atol, Matti Gisselbeck. Back row (L to R): Grace Ann Rerat, Grace Webert, Catherine Snow, Grace Hendricks, Quinn Johnson, Britta Lindborg. Not pictured Shelby Wang, Head Coach Brad Atol, Assistant Coaches Mike Potts, Tim Hendricks, and Sarah Meacham. The team is sponsored by Fusion Home Improvement.

Congratulations to the Edina Peewee B2 Green who won the Eagan New Years Classic Tourney Jan. 1. Pictured front row (l to r): Dario Orr, Henry Koch, Cole Knutson. Second row (l to r): Carter Theis, Tommy Anderson, Luke Hauritz, Patrick Swanson. Third row (l to r): Tommy Flinn, Matthew Bidgood. Fourth row (l to r): Max Weber, Nick Azar, Mason Dorgan, Peter Komarek, Jack Grage, Tommy Simon, Jake Stratton, Aaron Frenkel. Back row (l to r): Assistant Coach Larry Koch, Assistant Coach Matt Stratton, Liam Lynch, Head Coach Leif Knutson and Assistant Coach Reed Coil.

Goalie Jarrett Strand, who unexpectedly lost his mother two weeks prior, dedicated the tournament & wanted to win it for his mom & so he & his teammates did in a dramatic come from behind 4 -3 OT win vs Minnetonka Blue. Coaches: Tom Delaney, Jim Rasmussen, Rob Dixon, Brad Begley. Back row: Justin Green, Elliot Cavanaugh, Max Delaney, Chester Dixon. Middle row: Danny Holmes, Michael Begley, Nick Dahlquist, Chris Hall, Collin Steele, Charley Flanagan, Drew Bartodziej, Jack Rasmussen, Landon Weikle, Louis LeFebvre, Landon Tselepis, Kevin Delaney, Walter Brandt. Front row: Dave Strand & Jarrett Strand.





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Cemetery Lots


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Dawn Valley Cemetery 2 plots asking $1,750 each or best offer. 312-927-2060

Tree Service

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden $7,000 for all. 320-243-3165 Glen Haven in Crystal, garden of the apostles. 1 plot $2500 763-227-6844

Upholstery & Slipcovers

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Tree Service


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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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Talheim in Chaska Now accepting applications for the 1BR waiting list for Senior 62 years & older.

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Real Estate Manufactured Homes

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• RN - Casual position available for pediatric male in Apple Valley. Occasional weekday and every other Saturdays. Daytime hours.

Braun Intertec, a leader in the engineering and environmental consulting field, has immediate openings for self-motivated team players at our Bloomington office. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and a strong customer focus for these openings in our Finance/Accounting Dept.

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• RN - Casual position available for pediatric male in Carver. Every other weekend. Daytime hours. • LPN/RN - On-call position available for 1-2 weekday shifts and 1-2 weekend shifts per month. Must be able to care for pediatrics and adults in Southwest Metro area.


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IWCO Direct is the fastest growing integrated solutions provider for direct marketers. Our company provides direct marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable companies in the country and offers print, envelope (printing and converting), promotional plastics, personalization, bindery, lettershop, and Automated Marketing Program (AMP™) services. If you are interested in a career opportunity that offers innovative employee programs and fosters an environment where individuals are encouraged to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you. We are currently seeking energetic, team-oriented individuals for the following positions: • Machine Operators • Printer Operators • Technicians • Preventative Maintenance Mechanic • Client Service Representatives • Client Service Clerks

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IWCO Direct is located in Chanhassen, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis. IWCO Direct offers an excellent work environment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, an onsite fitness center, and the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. For more information about IWCO Direct or to apply for open positions, please visit our website at EEO/AA/M/F/D/V – Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current

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Attn PT Openings $15 base/appt. No exp. nec. 1-5 wk work program. Customer sales/svc. Work locally. All ages 17+, conditions apply. Call now: Minneapolis: 952-746-8999 Maple Grove: 763-478-9856

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Snow Plow Operators

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$$200 + UP$

JUNK& REPAIRABLE Cars/Truck JACK'S AUTO 612-919-2707 OR 763-533-7122

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01 GMC Yukon XLT 1500

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