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Normandale Exploring the wide world of language options Edina Community Center for Education picks up Healing & where elementary Spanish left off Wholeness serving west metro seniors BY KATIE MINTZ SUN NEWSPAPERS

Edina-based nonprofit provides health, wellness opportunities for mind, body, soul BY KATIE MINTZ – SUN NEWSPAPERS After her son’s death, Evelyn Carlson, 84, said helping others was key to her healing. The Edina woman began playing piano for residents at an assisted living center served by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, where she also takes classes. “They found me a job that I needed and they needed. It was a perfect fit,” she said. “It came along for me right when I needed something to do to get out of my grief and it has helped so much.” The center, located at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, in Edina, has been helping area seniors achieve physical, mental and spiritual health for more than a decade. NORMANDALE: TO PAGE 24A

Edina students, left to right, Sam McKenney, Olivia Rose and Brooke Finkenaur get ready to grab the marker that corresponds to the color spoken in Chinese by teacher Rao FangLi from Shanghai, visible on the screen, Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the media center at Cornelia Elementary School. (Photo by Katie Mintz – Sun Newspapers)


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In Edina, budget cuts meant adios to elementary Spanish curriculum this year, and ni hao to after school language classes. Edina Community Education Services is offering several world languages for elementary students, including a pilot program that connects them live with a teacher in Shanghai, China. Lori Murphy, youth program manager, said Edina Community Education has offered limited after school language programs for a few years. It increased options fol-

of the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside Southdale Center, a man suspected of committing two similar robberies in Bloomington. A reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest. According to Edina police, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

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6, a woman was robbed at gunpoint as she got into her vehicle in the parking lot at Southdale. “The suspect approached her with a handgun drawn,” said Edina Public Information Officer Molly Anderson. ROBBERIES: TO PAGE 26A

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An Edina High School sophomore with dance in her genes is now the face of a national dance organization. Sam McNamara was recently named the Federation of Dance Competitions ICON Dancer of the Year. The Federation of Dance Competitions is a nonprofit organization comprised of 13 national competitions across the country to recognize dance excellence. From the competitions, the federation selected 13 dancers as ICON nominees. Sam was the only nominee from hundreds of talented dancers from Minnesota. She received more than 1,100 votes on the Federation of Dance Competitions’ Facebook page to secure the title. She will be the face of the federation for the next year, with her picture appearing in advertising and programs, she said. Sam, 15, dances at Victoria Dance Productions in Edina, owned by her mom Victoria McNamara, and is a member of the Edina High School Dance Team. She was nominated for the ICON competition by the BravO! Competition. She dances as a soloist in lyrical and musical theater styles, as well as with teams in jazz, tap and lyrical. She said she loves being on stage. “I love competing. Even if you don’t win every time it’s fun performing for the judges and seeing how you do,� said the St. Louis Park resident. Sam has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She entered her first competition at 4. McNamara said Sam followed her big sister Lex, now a freshman at the University of North Dakota, into dance. “Lex was always dragging her into her dance routines. They’ve been to competition and recitals since the day they were

Sam McNamara, 15, an Edina High School sophomore and St. Louis Park resident, was recently named the Federation of Dance Competitions ICON Dancer of the Year. (Submitted photo) born. It’s definitely a full time activity in our household,� said McNamara, adding she knew at age 7 she wanted to own a dance studio. Now in its 19th year, Victoria Dance Productions, 7109 Amundson Ave., offers programs for beginners to advanced students in tap, jazz, classical ballet, musical theater, high school dance team prep, pointe, modern, creative movement, dance for athletes and hip-hop. “I’m so excited for her. She works very hard. It’s not always easy being the teacher’s kid,� McNamara said. Sam is captain of the senior company DANCER: TO NEXT PAGE

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Homeowners will keep trees in right-of-way Edina City Council also hears budget proposal, talks Southdale TIF BY KATIE MINTZ – SUN NEWSPAPERS The Edina City Council cut back its decision requiring a resident to remove approximately 30 trees planted in public right-of-way. The council voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 6, to instead allow Douglas and Jill Benner to trim some of the trees at the corner of Sally Lane and Valley View Road to improve visibility for drivers. The homeowners will now be required to trim the lowest branches of five trees up 8 feet from the ground. The city will analyze sight lines following the work to determine if additional trimming is needed. Mayor Jim Hovland called it an elegant solution. “We’re going to remove obstructions that interfere with the sight lines and we’re going to leave the homeowners in

Dancer FROM PREVIOUS PAGE at Victoria Dance, which was invited to compete in the first World Dance Championships in Dallas, Texas, this summer. The team was one of five chosen from thousands eligible for the honor. Sam said she was excited when she finally heard she was named the ICON dancer. Teammates and friends were spreading the word about the online poll

a position where they continue to retain the bulk of the aesthetic value and the screening value of those trees, and we save them a tremendous amount of money,” he said. “I think this is the kind of solution that we ought to be looking for whenever we can do it.” The council previously supported a staff recommendation in October to remove all of the vegetation in the public right-of-way. The decision was based on a sight line study by WSB & Associates, a transportation engineer firm contracted by the city. At a Tuesday, Nov. 1, meeting, the council voted to delay the required removal of the vegetation based on information provided by another transportation engineer firm contracted by the Benners to review WSB’s study. RLK Incorporated took issue with the methodology used by WSB and also found the rationale for safety was uncalled for, as there have been no recorded accidents at the intersection.

Budget The Edina City Council held a public hearing for the proposed 2012 budget

throughout the week – and trying to reach with the good news. “The voting ended at 5 p.m. [Dec. 5] while I was at dance team. I wasn’t able to go check my phone right away. I found out at 5:30. I got all these texts and calls from my friends and family,” she said. She described Victoria Dance like a big family, and not just because her mom runs it. “We’re always there for each other. It’s so much fun to go to competitions and cheer each other on and be there for each other,” Sam said.

and levy at the Dec. 6 meeting. The council is expected to adopt the budget and levy at its next meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20. The council set the preliminary property tax levy in September at $26.25 million, an increase of 1.79 percent from 2011. The 1.79 percent levy increase will have a slight impact on the median valued home in Edina. Last year, the median home valued at $410,800 paid $1,039 in city taxes. This year, the median home value has gone down to $403,000, and that home will pay $1,067 in city taxes – an increase of $28, or 2.7 percent. City Manager Scott Neal said the 2012 budget maintains city services at the current level, with a few exceptions. The budget adds three new full-time positions, including a facility manager, storm water engineer and economic development director. The latter will be funded by the Edina Housing and Redevelopment Authority budget and will not use general tax dollars.

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Transient charged in Walgreen’s robbery 26-year-old Alaska man faces felony BY KATIE MINTZ – SUN NEWSPAPERS A 26-year-old transient is behind bars after allegedly robbing an Edina drug store and attempting to flee the area by train. Noah Paul Tolman of Fairbanks, Alaska, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Hennepin County District Court with one felony count of second-degree aggravated robbery in the Saturday, Dec. 3, incident at Walgreen’s, 6975 York Ave. S., Edina. Tolman was being held in Hennepin County Jail on $50,000 bail at press time. His next court date is Jan. 10. If found guilty, he faces up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint, Tolman entered the store and handed a cashier a note that said, “I have a gun I’ll shoot the [expletive] out of you if you don’t give me all the money.”

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The cashier said he saw a wooden handle sticking out of Tolman’s pocket that he thought might be a gun. The cashier emptied the register, handing over more than $500 to Tolman, who then fled the store. An Edina officer, with help from his canine partner, tracked Tolman from the store to a nearby lot where shoe prints were found in the fresh snow. A few hours after the robbery, officers received a tip from an anonymous caller naming Tolman as the robber and stating that he was at the Amtrak station in St. Paul preparing to board a train. Officers responded to the train station where they located Tolman based on a description from the cashier and surveillance video from Walgreen’s. Tolman’s shoes also appeared to match the prints located on the canine track. During police questioning, Tolman, who said he is a transient from Alaska, admitted to being in the area of the Walgreen’s around the time of the robbery.

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EDUCATION NOTES Edina middle school teachers honored Two Edina middle school teachers were honored as Teachers of the Year Michelle Terry, a mathematics teacher at South View Middle School, was recognized as the Middle Level Educator of the Year by the Minnesota Middle School Association. She received her award Thursday, Dec. 1, at a luncheon held in her honor at the association’s annual conference. “Michelle is student-centered and passionate about teaching adolescents math, by using the energy and their unique needs to plan and deliver lessons,” South View Principal Beth Russell said. Mary Howe, who teaches Latin at South View and Valley View middle schools, was named 2011 Latin Teacher of the Year by the Classical Association of Minnesota. Founded in 1981, the Classical Association promotes the study of both the classical languages and other aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity in the schools, colleges and

universities of the region. Howe creates scholarly student-centered lessons to motivate and inspire students by making Latin relevant to their daily lives.

Edina STAND hopes for conflict-free camp Students from Edina High School’s STAND chapter, an anti-genocide organization, want to join the ConflictFree Campus Initiative. The students brought Carl Wilkens, an American rescuer during the Rwandan genocide, and a law student involved in the initiative to campus Tuesday, Dec. 6, to raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to encourage students to take steps to protect innocent civilians from genderbased violence and mass killings. Wilkens talked about the importance of standing up for those who are in danger. In 1994, when the genocide began in Rwanda, Wilkens was the only American to remain in the country and


because of his efforts, hundreds of people are alive today. After the genocide ended, thousands of the defeated militia fled to neighboring Congo. Today, these militia groups use violence and forced labor to extract gold, tin, copper, and coltan from the Congo. Nearly 6 million people have been killed in the most brutal conflict since World War II. Brianna Kranz, a law student at William Mitchell College of Law, explained to the students that the illegally-extracted minerals are used in all cell phones and computers. The Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, led by Kranz in Minnsota, is one way students can take action. Under the initiative, schools commit to purchasing electronics from companies buying minerals mined under conflict-free conditions. Edina’s STAND members hope to make Edina High School the first high school in the country to join this national program. To date, 68 colleges and universities participate, including Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford, Yale and the University of Michigan.

Rotary awards Camp Enterprise scholarships Nearly 100 high school students attended Camp Enterprise Minnesota Oct. 27-29 at Camp Ihduhapi near Loretto. The Rotary Clubs of District 5950 and 5960 host the unique opportunity for students to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system. During the three-day session, business executives and entrepreneurs shared their experiences with the students. Students focused a majority of their time on a business case study, which culminated in team presentations to a board of directors. At the conclusion of camp, six students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship based on their entrepreneurial essay, case study work, leadership and participation: Andrew Abraham of Sauk Rapids, Diana Mungu of Eden Prairie, Brent Hanish of Shakopee, Alisha Reilly of River Falls, Wis., Rob Heilig of St. Croix Falls and Haley Smith of New Prague. The Rotary Club of Edina has organized Camp Enterprise since 1980. The educational enrichment project has now grown to involve Rotary Clubs across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Ten months later, it’s time to reassess Well, it’s been less than a year since I moved back to Minnesota from Mohave County, Ariz., but I’m starting to see how some people might like one more than the other. Personally, Minnesota is home and always will be the preferred locale, but I can understand how some might like the desert better, I guess. In efforts to illustrate my own train of thought, I’ve laid out a few pros and cons here. Maybe you’ll agree the Midwest trumps all, but then again, maybe not. Just as a note, I know there are differences by region in any state, but since I only lived in one county in Arizona, I’m making observations from just that area.

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Pro: Warm and sunny with palm trees, cactuses, but still has the occasional rain shower to keep things interesting. Con: I don’t care what anyone says, 120 degrees is too hot to handle no matter how “dry” the heat is. And, when it rains, it floods. Like crazy. You’ve never lived until you’ve taken your Chevrolet Corsica off-roading through a flooded out mess of mud where a road used to be. Believe me. Minnesota Pro: Absolutely beautiful summers with abundant out-

door activities. Con: Nine months of freezing temperatures and snow that clogs roads with traffic and, just last week, made me take my life in my hands just to get a gallon of milk.

Politics Arizona Pro: Arizonans are freedom-loving people with a distinct love for the Constitution and the rights therein. Con: Whose interpretation of the Constitution are we talking about? Minnesota Pro: A healthy mixture of more liberal areas near cities are balanced with a more conservative rural out-state area. Con: Balance in political views doesn’t always mean things get done. State shutdown, anyone?

People Arizona Pro: Folks are fiercely independent in the desert. Con: A culture of “Are you out to take something from me?” persists. Minnesota Pro: The Minnesota Nice stereotype is largely true. Most people are polite and will help out however they can. Con: Don’t plan on getting anywhere on time; you’ve still got another 15 minutes of chatting with the gas station attendant about the weather before you can fill up.

Final judgment Minnesota: Home. Arizona: Not home. No matter how it all shakes out, I’d still rather be here than anywhere else.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pledge to not raise taxes not working To the editor: Rep. Keith Downey and his fellow Republican lawmakers continue to avoid raising state income taxes by shifting the financial burden to the counties and local communities. Despite his ideological pledge not to raise taxes, Mr. Downey voted to eliminate the Market Value Homestead Credit to save the state $261 million. The MVHC used state funds to subsidize the property tax of homeowners. The MVHC was replaced by the Homestead Market Value Exclusion, which reduced the portion of assessed value of homes valued under $413,800, but did not provide any state funds. That portion of the market value of those

homes valued under $413,800 is removed from the property base available for taxing by the counties and local communities. The drop is $7 billion combined for Hennepin and Ramsey counties. Just to fund existing budgets will mean taxing most property owners at a higher rate to make up the difference. The result, which is just now becoming apparent, was an increase of property taxes in Edina and communities statewide. Rep. Downey and his fellow ideologues will deny they raised taxes for that would be a violation of their credo and Grover Noquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Obviously, to them their pledge refers only to state taxes even though their actions result in raising property taxes at lower levels of government. Bill Layton Edina

Friend perservering out of convictions To the editor: When Harry Truman said, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” he was referring to the fact that you shouldn’t take on a job or an issue if you are unwilling to face its pressures or consequences – not that if you don’t like something. For example, wood smoke, you should shut up and hide in your house with your windows and doors closed as a recent writer suggested (“Fireplace change feel-good symbolism,” Nov. 30 Edina Sun-Current). I personally know Julie Mellum, and she has taken on the issue of wood smoke because she understands the health risks associated with


wood smoke and because she believes that people should be able to enjoy their properties smoke-free and be able to enjoy the parks and public spaces in their communities smoke-free. She is especially sensitive to those people who are at greater risk when exposed to wood smoke such as people with asthma and heart disease, and children and the elderly such as my mother who has lived in Edina for more than 50 years but who now can’t enjoy her beautiful patio on summer evenings and open her windows at night because of the smoke from campfires in her neighborhood. Julie Mellum reflects the best of what Harry Truman meant when he said his famous quote because she perseveres even when the naysayers wish she wouldn’t. Mike Johnson Burnsville

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COMMUNITY NOTES Free seminar at RBC Dain Rauscher Jan. 19 RBC Dain Rauscher, 7650 Edinborough Way, Ste. 800, in Edina will host free seminar on “Re-engineering Retirement” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Ben Bergherr, regional vice president for Allianz Life Financial Services LLC will speak. Appetizers and beverages will be served. To register, contact Cori Paulson at 952-838-7021 or visit

Edina Feds club gala slated for Jan. 14 The Edina Federated Women’s Club will host its 11th annual Feds Fest Benefit Black & White Gala Saturday evening, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Westin Galleria Hotel, 3201 Galleria, Edina.

COMMUNITY LINE Tickets are $100 and support community causes. The 2012 gala will benefit Amicus/Radius, a national program for girls ages 12-18 who are mandated by the court to participate in a 15-week relationship program. The donation will support approximately 100 girls receiving counseling and restorative justice support services. At Home Group, which assists homeless or precariously housed women, will also benefit from the gala. Money will be used to help develop new program “Women in Business and Medicine.” Since being founded in 1969, Edina Federated Women’s Club has raised nearly $1 million for select charities throughout the metro area in support of the club’s commitment to community service. This year’s benefit will feature live and silent auctions, a wine wall, dinner and entertainment provided by Tony Sandler, part of famed singing duo Sandler & Young. Info: 612-670-3073 (Susan) or email

BUSINESS LINE Mark Fincham was recently promoted to vice president at On-Site Hearing Services Inc. in Edina. His responsibilities include financial management, contract negotiations and marketing for On-Site Hearing Services and its parent company, On-Site Care LLC. Fincham joined the company in

2010 as marketing director. An Edina native now living in Eden Prairie, Fincham is a member of the Edina Chamber of Commerce and other professional and community organizations and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.

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Will Jadkowski, 13, of Edina was selected as a store winner in the 2011 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. The seventh-grader at Eagle Ridge Academy was recognized for raising over $1,000 to benefit Feed My Starving Children by selling luminaries to residents in the Country Club neighborhood each winter. Will has sold luminaries since 2008 and now

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COMMUNITY NOTES Downey receives public policy award Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina, received the 2011 Public Policy Champion award from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Downey was recognized for his leadership on the “My Life, My Choices” disability services redesign initiative during the 2011 legislative session. “My Life, My Choices” is a Lutheran Social Service proposal to redirect state disability funding to a family- and consumer-directed model.

Edina native up for conservation award Edina native Karen Eckert, executive director of WIDECAST: Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, is among 29 conservationists nominated for the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Eckert has been widely recognized for her work during the past 30 years to

mobilize citizens and dozens of governments to avert the extinction of the six species of endangered sea turtles. Six finalists for the award will be announced in spring 2012. The winner of the $100,000 prize will be announced in mid-2012. Info:

Singles All Together potluck Dec. 15 Singles All Together, a singles social group, will have a hors d’oeuvres potluck and dance 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, in Edina. The cost is $2, or free for members who bring a dish to share. The cost for guests is $5. Info: 952-913-7141 or

Edina Rotary sponsors fellowship winner The Rotary Club of Edina sponsored one of 50 recipients in the worldwide 2011 Rotary Peace Fellowship

program. Rotary Peace Fellows are selected annually based upon their dedication to peace and conflict resolution, community leadership, professional experience and academic achievement. Minneapolis resident Dragana Vidovic, news and legislation associate for World Without Genocide and a survivor of the 1990s war in Bosnia, will use the award to pursue a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution. Vidovic has participated in many World Without Genocide projects including the film “Children of Genocide: Five Who Survived.” She led discussions at the Guthrie Theater for the play “Heaven” about the Bosnian genocide, is involved in the educational “Tents of Witness” exhibit and also speaks at area colleges. Vidovic graduated with honors from the College of St. Benedict. She currently works for the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research at the University of Minnesota. She will begin graduate studies at the University of Bradford in fall 2012. She plans to use her background in

psychology to educate people about past genocides in order to prevent future violence and to foster peace.

Yuwa holiday event Dec. 22 in Edina Yuwa’s second annual holiday event is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Enjoy a night of casino games, live music, drinks and food in support of the nonprofit established in 2008 by four Edina High School graduates. Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world through team sports. It engages the local population in rural India by developing quality, organized girls football leagues and using them as a platform to promote health, education and improved livelihoods. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance by Dec. 18 at For more information, or to volunteer at the event, contact

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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 Nov. 28 to Dec. 4: Nov. 28 – Property damage was reported on the 7300 block of Gallagher Drive. An unknown person slashed tires on a vehicle. A check was reported stolen from Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Inc., 6500 Barrie Road. A 60-year-old Edina man was arrested for theft at Cub Foods, 6775 York Ave. S., after employees observed him leave the store without paying for $39 of merchandise. Nov. 29 – An attempted burglary was reported at condominium complex on the 5700 block of Blake Road. An unknown person attempted to forcibly gain entrance to the complex. Theft was reported at Southdale Center. An unidentified male stole clothing valued at $49 from Zumiez. Property damage was reported on the 6300 block of York Avenue South. An unknown person cut the victim’s Christmas lights.

Better watch out Edina residents, be on the lookout for a Grinch. According to Edina police, an unidentified man made off with a Salvation Army kettle from outside Jerry’s Foods Friday, Dec. 2. At approximately 7 p.m., Edina police received a report that a man grabbed the kettle and stand from outside the store, 5125 Vernon Ave. S., ran through the parking lot and A 15-year-old boy was arrested for theft at Southdale Center after a JC Penney employee observed him leave the store without paying for clothing valued at $40. Nov. 30 – A 32-year-old Bloomington woman was arrested for theft at Southdale Center after JC Penney employees observed her leave the store without paying clothing valued at $328. Dec. 1 – A 30-year-old Eden Prairie man was arrested for driving without insurance on the 5000 block of Vernon

threw the kettle in the rear seat of a car. The suspect was described as black male, 6’ to 6’3” and weighing 250-275 pounds. He was wearing a yellow quilted jacket. He got in the passenger seat of a grey four-door vehicle being driven by another black male. A witness said the Salvation Army bell ringer had stepped inside the store when the kettle was stolen. Avenue South after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. Officers responded to the report of a disturbance on the 5200 block of Vernon Avenue South. A 37-year-old Plymouth man was arrested for giving a false name to police and fleeing police at the intersection of 66th Street West and York Avenue South after an officer attempted to stop his vehicle for a traffic violaPUBLIC SAFETY: TO PAGE 13A


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Why the “Dealer’s Best Price” may not be “Your Best Price” The new car and truck business has become extremely competitive in the last few years. Margins have never been smaller, but advertising low prices just isn’t enough to move the needle anymore. Prices need to be “too good to be true” to stand out. This has caused an epidemic of misleading advertising that, unfortunately, wastes the customer’s time or leaves the honest dealer off many of their shopping lists. How does this happen? Well there are a number of ways to deceptively show an artificially low price. Most prevalent right now is advertising a price reduced by a number of rebates that 99% of shoppers aren’t eligible to receive. The incredibly low price looks like it applies to anyone, but once in the dealership you learn that you, like the majority of people, are not on some list or manifest. Your price is hundreds or even thousands more. General Motors as an example presently has over 20 programs to access niche markets. To show how obscure some of these target groups can be, the USAA Private Offer applies only to USAA members, so basically current or retired military that have purchased USAA insurance, yet the $750 rebate is routine in many advertised prices with little or no disclaimer. While these ads are certainly confusing, probably deceptive, and maybe even illegal, nobody has done much to curb their spread. The Better Business Bureau, State Attorney General, and maybe even the automobile manufacturers will certainly look into them on an individual basis, but their hands seem to be tied because there are a few people who might actually qualify. Ultimately, is this the kind of dealer you really want to enter into a relationship with? The Valley Group of GM Dealers is embarrassed for our industry and frustrated because it’s all so unnecessary. If you visit a Valley Store, the sales person can reference you personally on a factory incentive check website to insure you receive all the rebates and credits available. Then your trade can be estimated with a number of online tools like Kelly Blue Book or NADA. Finally you can view the factory invoice and we can mutually decide on an acceptable profit margin. It’s simple and completely transparent, or in other words “The Valley Way.” Thanks for taking the time, Jim Paul VP/GM Valley Automotive Group


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Public safety FROM PAGE 10A tion. Dec. 2 – A 24-year-old St. Paul man was arrested for giving a false name to police at the intersection of France Avenue South and Southdale Service Road after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A burglary was reported at the Edina Highpointe townhome complex on the 5500 block of Village Drive. An unknown person forcibly entered the underground garage and stole tools and vehicle parts valued at $250 from several storage lockers. Eighty-four custom hockey jerseys valued at $8,306 were reported stolen from Gemini Athletic Wear, 7525 Washington Ave. A 23-year-old St. Louis Park man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia on the 5100 block of southbound Highway 100 after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A wreath valued at $25 was reported stolen from the exterior of a residence on the 6100 block of Ewing Avenue South. A package valued at $40 was reported stolen from a front porch on the 4700 block of Upper Terrace. A Salvation Army kettle, stand and cash inside valued at $350 was reported stolen from in front of Jerry’s Foods, 5125 Vernon Ave. S. A cell phone valued at $145 was reported stolen from the victim while he watched a basketball game at the Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road. A 24-year-old Bloomington man was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on the 3100 block of 76th Street West after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation. A 24-year-old Farmington man in the vehicle was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Dec. 3 – A 20-year-old Eden Prairie man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and underage

drinking and driving on westbound Highway 62 at Tracy Avenue after he was stopped for a traffic violation. A 59-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for DWI on southbound Highway 100 at Benton Avenue after officers were dispatched on a report of an erratic driver. Cash and debit cards valued at $28 were reported stolen from by patron at Chuck E. Cheese, 7505 France Ave. S. An unknown person stole the victim’s wallet. The wallet was later recovered and the listed items were missing. A 26-year-old Fairbanks, Alaska, man was arrested for robbery at Walgreens, 6975 York Ave. S., after officers responded to the report of an armed robbery. Dec. 4 – A 42-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested for DWI on the 6600 block of York Avenue South after officers responded to the report of a vehicle blocking the roadway. Property damage was reported at Southdale Center. An unknown person keyed the victim’s vehicle. A 52-year-old Eden Prairie man was arrested for DWI on Highway 212 at Shady Oak Road after he was stopped for a traffic violation. – Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 – Edina Sun-Current

at the scene of a vehicle crash on France Avenue at Highway 62. Firefighters checked a malfunctioning carbon monoxide alarm on the 5700 block of Blake Road. There were 15 EMS calls and two false fire alarms investigated. Dec. 2 – A vehicle crash with injuries occurred in the parking lot of an apartment building on the 5300 block of Vernon Avenue. Firefighters were en route to a reported power line arcing when Edina police on the scene found the problem lines were located in Richfield. The Richfield Fire Department was con-

tacted to respond. Edina crews were cancelled. A carbon monoxide alarm was investigated on the 6900 block of Dawson Lane. The chirping was found coming from a malfunctioning smoke alarm. There were 11 EMS incidents and one false fire alarm reported. Dec. 3 – Paramedics and firefighters responded to a vehicle crash with injuries due to slippery roads on Highway 169 at Lincoln Drive. There were seven EMS responses. Dec. 4 – Paramedics responded to eight calls for EMS.


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Fire report The Edina Fire Department responded to the following incidents Nov. 28 to Dec. 4: Nov. 28 – Paramedics responded to five calls for emergency medical service. Firefighters investigated two false fire alarms. Nov. 29 – Firefighters extinguished a kitchen fire on the 5700 block of Brook Drive. A towel caught fire when the homeowner was removing a dish from the oven. The fire then spread to the cabinets above. The fire was extinguished and the area was checked for extension. Damage did not extend beyond the cabinets. Smoke was ventilated from the home. There were 12 EMS incidents and one false alarm investigation. Nov. 30 – There were 11 EMS responses. Dec. 1 – Paramedics provided EMS

LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS Thursday, Dec. 22 • Health Insurance Counseling for Seniors, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, Southdale Library. A certified state health insurance counselor will assist with senior health insurance including enrollment steps, plan choices and lowincome subsidies. Bring your list of prescriptions,

Medicare, supplemental insurance, or Part D drug plan questions. Registration required. Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 612-543-5900. Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, 612-543-6325. Info:




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The Sun-Current Calendar highlights a variety of community events each week. It does not include all community events, meetings or concerts taking place on any given day. Please visit to post your listing to our comprehensive online community calendar. To submit a news brief for consideration, mail it to 33 Second St. N.E., Osseo, MN 55369, fax it to 763-424-7388 or e-mail it to The newspaper will not accept submissions over the phone.

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16 Edina Boys Swimming & Diving Meet vs. MPLS SW Co-op Where: Art Downey Aquatic Center, 4725 South View Lane, Edina When: 4:30 p.m. Info: 952-848-3814



17 “The Nutcracker Fantasy” mini-performance by Minnesota Dance Theater Where: Galleria, 69th Street and France Avenue When: 1-3 p.m. Price: Free Info: Holiday Stroll Reindeer Sleigh Rides and Carolers Where: 50th Street and France Avenue When: 1-3 p.m. Price: Free Info: 952-922-1524 or


18 Called to Rock and Edina High School Chamber Singers Performances Where: Galleria, 3510 W. 70th St., Edina When: 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Price: Free Info:

19 Gifts! Gifts! Gifts! Sale Where: Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St., Edina When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m Info:

Prior Lake Windjammers Where: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Info: 952-833-9540


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Edina City Council Meeting Where: City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info:

Storytime: Backyardigans Where: Galleria Barnes & Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina When: 11 a.m. Price: Free Info: 952-920-0633

Edina High School Chamber Singers Holiday Performance Where: Galleria, 3510 W. 70th St., Edina When: 6-7 p.m. Price: Free Info:

Edina High School Chamber Singers Holiday Performance Where: Galleria, 3510 W. 70th St., Edina When: 6-7 p.m. Price: Free Info:

Edina High School Chamber Singers Holiday Performance Where: Galleria, 3510 W. 70th St., Edina When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Price: Free Info:


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Languages FROM PAGE 1A

Edina student Kelly Wu holds her Chinese character up to a webcam for inspection by instructor Rao FangLi, based in Shanghai, China, after school Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the media center at Cornelia Elementary School. The class is pilot program developed by Edina Community Education and fluentPLANET, a local language instruction company. (Photo by Katie Mintz – Sun Newspapers)

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lowing the elimination of elementary Spanish curriculum as part of $2.3 million in budget reductions for the 20112012 school year. About 175 K-5 students are currently enrolled in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French and Latin courses that meet for one hour a week after school or on the weekend. Spanish is the most popular. According to Murphy, 144 students are learning Spanish at all six elementary schools. She said for many parents, a second language was important to continue after the cuts. “I’m glad that we have an opportunity to provide an alternative to families,” she said. Mom Krista Maddock, who learned to speak both English and French growing up in Canada, said she also wants her sons Sam McKenney, 8, and Jake McKenney, 6, to be multi-lingual. She enrolled them in a Chinese pilot program at Cornelia Elementary School developed by Edina Community Education and fluentPLANET, a local language instruction company.

Maddock said her family is interested in traveling to and possibly living in China, and sees Chinese as a strategic language to learn. “It’s so important in the world as a country,” she said. She said she was also attracted to the pilot because it utilizes technology. The class is taught over the Internet by instructor Rao FangLi, who lives in Shanghai. Students sit at a table in the school’s media center around a large computer monitor, where they can see and hear Rao by live video feed. She can also see them, and calls on them by name and can even critique their drawings of the Chinese characters. Edina Community Education and fluentPLANET staff monitor the class and distribute learning materials to the students during lessons. Maddock anticipates virtual learning will become more prevalent and believes it’s important for her kids to have the experience early on. Kevin Klett, who runs fluentPLANET with his wife Susie Klett, said the set-up is not a barrier for students. “The kids see it as normal. It’s cool that their teacher is in China at it’s 7


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Students work on Chinese characters Wednesday, Dec. 9, during an after school class at Cornelia Elementary School. Edina Community Education Services is offering classes in Chinese, Spanish, French and Latin this year following the elimination of elementary Spanish curriculum as part of budget cuts. (Photo by Katie Mintz – Sun Newspapers)



course in Bengali. Murphy said Edina Community Education would offer more language classes next school year. She said some of the language classes already in session could

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a.m.,” when the class lets out at 5 p.m. local time, he said. Klett took lessons from Rao in his previous career in business that required him to spend a lot of time in China. From his own experience as a student, he said it is helpful to see and hear about Chinese language and culture from someone living it. “We really want to engage students and encourage long-term learning that will lead to proficiency,” Klett said. fluentPLANET, which provides custom language programs and enhancement for existing programs, will offer Chinese classes in four other school districts this winter and is also developing curriculum in other languages, he said. Murphy said there are a number of providers that are developing ways of delivering language classes as they are eliminated from the school day. Edina Community Education offers Spanish through Futura Language Professionals, and two inperson Chinese classes at Creek Valley and Highlands elementary through Hand in Hand Chinese School. Independent instructors teach the Latin and French courses at the Edina Community Center. Most of the classes began in October and will run through March. A spring session of Hand in Hand Chinese will begin in January, as well as Spanish for parents and preschool-aged children and a family




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Celebrate Christmas! Thursday, December 22 The Edina Coalition for Grief Support’s Holiday Service of Remembrance • 4:30 pm Saturday, December 24 • Christmas Eve Child-Friendly Service • 4:00 pm Candlelight Services • 5:30 & 11:00 pm Sunday, December 25 • Christmas Day Worship Service • 10:00 am



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Christmas Eve Services Saturday, December 24th - 3:30 and 5:00 pm

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25th - 9:30 am

Awaiting a Rebirth of Wonder December 15, 6:00 p.m. Service of Hope and Healing December 18, 9:00 a.m. Children’s Pageant 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Worship December 24, 4:00 & 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services December 25, 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Slipper Sunday

Richfield United Methodist Church 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis 612-861-6086

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Holy Family Catholic Church

To Know Him and To Make Him Known

5900 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park • 952-929-0113

Bloomington Lutheran Church 952.888.2475

CHRISTMAS EVE Saturday, December 24 9:15 pm Pre-service Music 10:00 pm Candlelight Worship Service MESSAGE:

Behold the Lamb of God CHRISTMAS DAY Sunday, December 25 9:30 am Worship Service CHRISTMAS MESSAGE:

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Pastor: Father Thomas Dufner


Christmas Eve . . . . . . 4 pm and 9 pm Christmas Day . . . . . . 9 am and 11 am CONFESSIONS:

Saturday, Dec. 17 . . . . 3:30 - 5 pm Sunday, Dec. 18 . . . . . 8 - 9 am Thursday, Dec. 22 . . . 3 - 5 pm Friday, Dec. 23 . . . . . . 10 - 11 am

Celebrate Christmas with Us! Sunday, December 18 10:00 am “Winter’s Grace” featuring the Sanctuary Choir and 12 Piece Orchestra Saturday, December 24 - 9:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. 8000 Portland Ave • Bloomington, MN (1 Block South of 494)


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Sunday, December 18 10:00 a.m. Service of Lessons & Carols



Friday, December 23 Monday, December 26, 2011

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Saturday, December 24 4:00 p.m. All-Age Christmas Pageant with Holy Communion 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY Sunday, December 25 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

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Sunday, December 18 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. CHRISTMAS DAY 10 and 11 a.m.

Victoria 952-767-1500 P Sunday, December 18 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. CHRISTMAS EVE 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m. CHRISTMAS DAY 10:30 a.m.

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Westwood Community Church Dec 24 at 1:00, 2:20, 3:40, 5:00 8:40 & 10:00pm š 952-224-7300 NW corner of Hwy 5 & 41 š Chanhassen

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Christmas Eve, December 24

Christmas at Oak Grove Church Sunday, December 18th 10:45 a.m. “Canticle of Joy” a cantata for Christmas presented by the Chancel Choir and an instrumental ensemble

Saturday, December 24th / Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Family Service (No nursery provided; bring entire family to the service) 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service

Sunday, December 25th 10:45 a.m. Christmas Day Service

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 2200 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 952-888-4621 • Inclusive and Multicultural

Mass w/Children’s Liturgy of the Word 4:00pm Christmas Mass (in Nazareth Hall) 4:00pm Christmas Mass 6:00pm Christmas Mass 8:00pm Lessons and Carols 9:30pm Solemn Celebration of Christmas Mass 10:00pm

Christmas Day, December 25 Christmas Masses

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There Is Something For Everyone This December At RELC! Celebrate the journey to Christmas with weekly Sunday morning worship! The 9:15 – featuring traditional worship with pipe organ and choirs The 10:45 – Casual, contemporary worship featuring interactive Christian Music by ‘The Buzz’

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church 9920 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN 55437 (952) 835-7585 Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services

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December 14 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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Normandale FROM PAGE 1A It began as a pilot project in 1998 through a collaboration of the church, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Thrivent Financial and Lutheran Social Services. Today it is an independent nonprofit with support from three organizational partners – the church, Fairview and The Colony at Eden Prairie. With help from private and public grants, it provides volunteers, resources, and health and wellness information to allow seniors to age in

their homes. This fall, the organization was invited to the White House to participate in a discussion on community partnerships to achieve better health. “We’re trying to support people staying in the community, not having to move to nursing homes and being able to maintain their independence as long as possible,” said Executive Director Deborah Paone. “Just like you’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a group of people to support an older person as they age.” Carlson has played piano every Monday for about the last two years for residents in memory care at The Colony at Eden

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Prairie. She said she first heard about the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness when she saw an announcement about a wellness class in the newspaper years ago. She said her favorite class was one on walking, which gave her useful tips to improve her nearly daily walks inside Southdale Center. At one class, the lifelong piano player wound up on the piano bench, and was asked to volunteer. She said she sees a lot of value in the program. “More of us are living longer so we’re all going to be needing services and knowledge that that kind of a program can provide,” Carlson said. “I’m sure you’ve heard there’s a tidal wave of aging people in our community. It’s the fasting growing age cohort in our society,” Paone said. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 13 percent of Minnesota’s population is over 65. Over the next four decades, the group – which numbers about 40.2 million nationwide – is expected to more than double to 88.5 million nationwide. Paone said one in four Minnesotans will be over the age of 65 and they will need assistance. “There are not really good community support systems set up for these people to age by themselves,” she said. “Unless they go into an assisted living facility or they have great family support, or deep pockets where they can buy a lot of services, it’s quite challenging.” Paone said she has already seen the need for services increase. When she began with the center seven years ago, it served 300 individuals a year. Last year, it served 680 people. Many are first acquainted with the center through its education and wellness opportunities. There are a handful of classes offered at low cost throughout the year including “Matter of Balance,” an interactive eight-week course for people wanting to improve their balance through exercise, and “Better Choices, Better Health,” a series of group sessions designed to help people set goals to improve their health. Both are evidencedbased courses developed by universities. Edina resident Pat Hol went to the balance class after reading about it in the newspapers. She enjoys walking and swimming and wants to maintain her mobility. “I really did want to stay as active as I could,” Hol said. “I’m 87, so anything I can do to keep myself doing all of the things I enjoy doing is what I plan to do.” Hol has lived alone in her home for the last 14 years. She recently attended “Better Choices, Better Health,” where she and other participants created weekly action plans and reported back to the group. “Some wanted to walk further. Others wanted to read more or do different

things. I found that after all these years it was wonderful to actually know something that I was going to do, do it everyday and feel that you had accomplished something that perhaps you had put off just because you hated to think of doing that task for one reason or another,” said Hol, who cleaned out a closet at her and donated music CDs she no longer listens to. For many, wellness events, which also include monthly foot care clinics and T’ai Chi exercise classes, have a social draw. “On flu shot day people come an extra half hour before they want to get their flu shot just to enjoy the party atmosphere. I think that’s really important for seniors because it is really easy to get isolated,” Paone said. The Center for Healing & Wholeness also has a resource coordinator who works one-on-one with seniors and family caregivers to help them find resources through community agencies, county and state programs. Marcia Lowell, 74, began utilizing services after her late mother Adelaide Thompson moved into her Edina home. Lowell, a retired nurse, had a physical therapist visit her house to suggest changes that would help her mother with everyday activities, including a bench and railings for the shower – “all those things that I knew as a nurse but didn’t do until she told me to,” Lowell said. “I can’t imagine them getting them along without them,” she said. “They just are a wonderful bunch.” Her mother passed away at age 99 in May, but Lowell continues to be involved with the organization. She volunteers as group leader for a class on living with chronic illness. “I think it does an awful lot of good for the older person who has nobody to really ask questions to,” said Lowell. Program Manager Patti Hankes said the organization has more than 100 volunteers, primarily from Edina, Bloomington, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Hopkins and St. Louis Park, who help with classes and serve on volunteer care teams. Volunteers provide rides to doctor or salon appointments, assist on trips to the grocery shop and regularly visit seniors in their homes for friendly check-ins. Some seniors receive assistance keeping track of their finances. “If we can help them, then we do,” Hankes said. The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness is expanding volunteer opportunities in 2012 and seeking leaders for the “Matter of Balance” and “Better Choices, Better Health” classes. It is also launching a health coaching program. Volunteer coaches will provide older adults with encouragement for health and wellness NORMANDALE: TO NEXT PAGE – Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 – Edina Sun-Current

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Normandale FROM PREVIOUS PAGE behaviors and active listening support. Paone said the center is also seeking grants to expand access to a new online assessment tool it created with the University of Minnesota and Stratis Health. The tool is designed for adult children and provides guidance and links to resources in the community based on information entered about their older loved one. She said partnering with other organizations is important. In September, Fairview Health Systems was invited by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to participate in a discussion about how partnerships can improve health outcomes. Fairview invited Normandale to attend as well. “We realize we’re a small organization and we’re never going to be able to serve all people in Edina even, never mind outside of the area,” Paone said. “I think there’s a great, great need for more.” For more information about services offered by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness or volunteering, contact 952-929-1697 or

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Robberies FROM PAGE 1A

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The Edina Police Department released this image of a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside Southdale Center Tuesday night, Dec. 6. A reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest. (Submitted photo) Police Commander Dave Olmstead. As the woman approached her residence on Oregon Curv in southwestern Bloomington she stopped at her mailbox. Since the vehicle that had been following her passed by, she assumed it was a neighbor that had been following her, ROBBERIES: TO NEXT PAGE

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Anderson would not disclose the area of the parking lot where the incident occurred. No one was injured. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He was clean-shaven, wearing a dark Claiborne jacket, fedora-style hat and sunglasses. He is believed to be driving a dark fourdoor sedan with Xenon lights, possibly a Honda or Acura. According to Anderson, he took credit cards and a small amount of cash from the victim. Anderson said he attempted to use one of the credit cards that same night at U.S. Bank in Edina. Anderson said officers are reviewing surveillance video from the bank. Edina is also working with the Bloomington Police Department. There is reason to believe that the Edina robbery and two incidents in Bloomington are connected, she said. The Southdale incident occurred about 24 hours after a man robbed a Bloomington woman outside her home. The woman was driving home from the Bloomington Lund’s and noticed that a vehicle was following her from the parking lot, according to Bloomington

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Robberies FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Olmstead explained. As the woman exited her vehicle to retrieve her mail the dark four-door sedan stopped. A man exited the vehicle and approached her aggressively, grabbing her and pushing her in the chest, Olmstead added. The man demanded the woman’s purse, told the woman to tell him her debit card PIN number and threatened to kill her. The woman gave the man her purse, containing cash and credit cards, and said she didn’t have a PIN number. The man then drove off, Olmstead said. The perpetrator’s description was similar to that given in the Southdale incident. A third incident may also be connected to the two earlier in the week. At 5:48 a.m. Dec. 8 a Bloomington woman was robbed outside of a Bloomington coffee shop. The woman had pulled into the

Caribou Coffee shop at the intersection of France Avenue and Old Shakopee Road, Olmstead said. The woman noticed a vehicle pull in behind her and park far away from the building. The woman parked near the coffee shop entrance and went inside. Upon returning to the vehicle a man ran up to her, grabbed her arm, pointed a handgun at her and said, “Give me your purse if you don’t want to die,� Olmstead said. The woman yelled for help and attempted to escape from the man’s grasp, working her way from the driver’s side of the vehicle to the passenger’s side. The man kicked her leg, causing her to fall on her back. He grabbed her purse and fled the scene in a dark vehicle, possibly eastbound on Old Shakopee Road, Olmstead noted. The Edina Crime Prevention Fund is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Edina robbery. Anyone with any information should

Edina police said the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in the Southdale parking lot was driving a dark four-door sedan with Xenon lights, possibly a Honda or Acura. Police believe the incident is connected to two incidents in Bloomington. (Submitted photo) contact Edina Lt. Mike Nibbe at 952-8261600. Identities of callers may remain confidential. During the holiday shopping season, Anderson advised shoppers to be aware of their surroundings.

“Get your keys out before you leave the store and get right into the car,� she said. “If you sense that something is wrong or unusual, the best thing to do is go find other people, go back in the store and report it to someone.�






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Public Notice

(Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE Minnesota Limited Liability Company Notice of Dissolution Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 322B

(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 December 27th, 2011 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: 1137 - Hobson, David; 1204 - Osterberg, Anne; 1208 - Lief, Edward; 2048 - Johnson, Abby; 2163 - Osterberg, Anne; 2204 - Tobin, Deborah; 2418 - Mindrum, Margaret. (Dec. 8, 15, 2011) PS 08309 D1-Edina-Dec27 Auction

Name of Limited Liability Company: Pulte Title Agency of Minnesota, LLC If the Dissolution is approved pursuant to 322B.806 subd 2, the date & place of the meeting where the resolution was approved; and a statement that the requisite vote of the members was received, or that the member validly took action without a meeting - Chap 322B.81 subd 1 (2)(i): Date of Meeting: September 6, 2011 List the place where the meeting was held: Edina, Minnesota 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. /s/ Gary Wilkerson Date: September 9, 2011


Section 3. This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication. First Reading: December 6, 2011 Second Reading: Waived Published: December 15, 2011 Attest Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Dec. 15, 2011) D1-Ord2011-19

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, December 28, 2011, at 7:00 PM, and will at said time and place consider the following: Preliminary Plat. Refined, LLC. 6109 Oaklawn Avenue. Lots 22 and 23, Block 23, Fairfax, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Generally located east of Oaklawn Avenue and north of Valley View Road. Subdivide one lot into two lots.

Section 1. Subsection 1400.17 of the Edina City Code is amended by adding subdivision 4 to read: No unauthorized person shall regulate or attempt to regulate traffic upon the streets and highways of the city. The Police Chief may approve individuals to direct traffic at specified location and times subject to such training as the Police Chief determines is necessary.

Site Plan. Primrose School of Edina, Minnesota/Children’s Design Group. 7401 Metro Boulevard. That part of Lot 1, Block 1, One Corporate Center to be platted as Lot 1, Block 2, One Corporate Center 2nd Addition. Generally located east of Metro Boulevard and north of Edina Industrial Boulevard. Build school.


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(Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PROBATE/MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION COURT FILE NO. 27-PA-PR-11-1399 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Clayton Jerome Bangs, also known as Clayton J. Bangs, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated June 22, 2006. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Jeffrey A. Bangs, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent's estate.

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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: Golden Property Principal Place of Business: 4501 Washburn Ave S, Mpls, MN 55410 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: Douglas S. Gordhamer, 4501 Washburn Ave S, Mpls, MN 55410; David E. Gordhamer, 3221 Skycroft Dr, Mpls, MN 55418

Section 1. The following described fees of Schedule A to Code Section 185 are amended to read as follows:

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.


Contact Name: Lisa M. Ashley Phone Number: 952-897-1707 (Dec. 1,8,15,22, 2011) D1-PulteTitle

All recommendations and objections will be heard at said meeting.

City of Edina (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2011-17 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA ORDAINS:



SUBSECTION 1100.03 Sub. 2

1100.03 Sub. 2


Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 8, 2011 Alonna Warns Registrar

PURPOSE OF FEE/CHARGE Sewer Service: 1. Single Family, Town Houses, Two-Family Dwellings, Apartment building with four or less dwelling units

AMOUNT To and including 1600 cubic feet, $49.28/quarter. From 1601 c.f. & over $3.08/100 c.f.

FILED: November 22, 2011 /s/ Douglas Gordhamer, Co-Owner

2. Apartment building with more than four dwelling units.

$44.35/quarter or $3.08 per 100 c.f. whichever is greater

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3. Commercial and industrial buildings, including schools and churches

$49.28/quarter/meter or $3.08 per 100 c.f. whichever is greater

Water Service: 1. Per 100 cubic feet for areas of City, except areas described in #4, 5 and 6 below:

$1.24 up to 3500 c.f. $1.64 3600 to 6500 c.f. $2.58 over 6500 c.f.


2. Domestic accounts used by commercial and industrial buildings, including schools and churches.

$1.24 Up to 3500 cubic feet $1.64 Over 3500 cubic feet

3. Lawn watering accounts used by commercial and industrial buildings, including schools and churches.

$1.64 Up to 3500 cubic feet $2.58 Over 3500 cubic feet

7. Meter charge

$15.07/quarter for up to 3⁄4 inch meter $20.54/quarter for 1 inch meter $23.43/quarter for 1 1⁄4 inch meter $26.36/quarter for 1 1⁄2 inch meter $42.44/quarter for 2 inch meter $161.18/quarter for 3 inch meter $205.16/quarter for 4 inch meter

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Section 1. Section 1230 of the Edina City Code is amended by adding subsection 1230.09 to provide as follows: 1230.10 Off-Leash Dog Park. The City Council has established an off-leash dog park at the Van Valkenburg Park. The Park Director may adopt additional rules and regulations for the use of the Park not inconsistent with the City Code. Park users must pay a fee as set forth in Section 185.01 Schedule A of the Code. Section 2. Section 185.01 Schedule A of the Edina City Code is amended by adding the following fee: SECTION




Section 2. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be for utility billings after February 1, 2012.

Section 3.

First Reading: Second Reading: Published:

Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk

James B. Hovland, Mayor (Dec. 15, 2011) D1-Ord2011-17

PURPOSE OF FEE OR CHARGE Off-leash Dog Park annual pass

$20.56 per quarter pursuant to formula in Subsection 1110.03

First Reading: November 15, 2011 Second Reading: December 6, 2011 Published: December 15, 2011 Attest

Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection.


AMOUNT $25.00 for residents/$50.00 for non-residents. Additional dogs in the same household are discounted by $5.00 each.

Dated: December 8, 2011 Mark Peterson Court Administrator Roy B. Henline (MN# 142487) Henline Law, PA 7044 East Fish Lake Road Maple Grove Minnesota 55311 Telephone: (763) 767-6200 Facsimile: (763) 757-5665 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE (Dec. 15 & 22, 2011) D1-BangsProbate

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Publish Your Certificate of Assumed Name Mail a photocopy of your FILED Certificate of Assumed Name with a check in the amount of $60 to: Sun Newspapers ATTN: Legal Notices 10917 Valley View Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344 We will run your notice for two consecutive weeks and provide an affidavit of publication.

This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication.

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High-scoring hockey Two high-scoring Lake Conference girls hockey teams will face off when Edina takes on Hopkins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Minnetonka Ice Arena. Edina’s goal production begins with a line centered by junior Sarah Nielsen. Her wings are junior Liz Trautz and ninth-grader Taylor Williamson. Hopkins has firepower of its own with a top line centered by ninthgrader Corbin Boyd. Her wings are senior Mari Mankey and sophomore Maliya Rodgers. In another Lake Conference girls hockey game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, Wayzata will play Eden Prairie at Eden Prairie Community Center.

Lake gymnastics Two Lake Conference gymnastics dual meets are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Edina and Eden Prairie will match routines at Eden Prairie High School. Wayzata’s girls will compete against Minnetonka at Minnetonka High.

Dancing at Wayzata The five Lake Conference schools – Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Wayzata – will compete in a dance meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Wayzata High School.

Hornets meet Hawks Edina High’s boys basketball team, led by returning All-Lake Conference players Graham Woodward and Philip DeBerg, will play Chaska in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Edina Community Center gym. – Compiled by John Sherman

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Hannah Burns Burns scored a goal and added an assist as the Edina High girls hockey team defeated Wayzata 6-2 in the Lake Conference opener Dec. 6 at Edina’s Braemar Arena.

Three nights, three tough games this week

Dani Cameranesi The Blake School girls hockey forward had two goals and two assists during the Bears’ 6-1 victory over the Minneapolis Novas.

BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Head coach Curt Giles said this is an exciting time of year for the Edina High boys hockey team. Over the next two weeks, the Hornets will play in two exceptionally tough invitational tournaments, the Edina Invitational Dec. 15-17 at Braemar, and the Schwan Cup Gold Division tourney Dec. 26-28 at Ridder Arena and Xcel Energy Center. The Edina Invitational is played in a round-robin format. At the Schwan Cup, eight of the state’s best teams will play a straight bracket. “In our tournament, you play three tough games in three nights,” said Giles. “The state champion has come out of this four-team tournament each of the past three years.” In first-round games Thursday, Dec. 15, Elk River will play Eden Prairie at 6:30 p.m. and Edina will play Grand Rapids at 8:30. On Friday, Dec. 16, Grand Rapids will face off with Eden Prairie at 6:30 p.m. and Edina will meet Elk River at 8:30. The final day’s action Saturday, Dec. 17, will begin with Grand Rapids against Elk River at 6:30 p.m. and conclude with Edina playing Eden Prairie at 8:30. “Eden Prairie [last year’s state Class AA champion] is a young team that is playing extremely well,” said Giles. “They’re quietly moving along after losing 12 seniors from last year’s team.” In the Schwan Cup Gold Division, firstround games will be played at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena Monday, Dec. 26. First-round games feature St. Thomas Academy against Holy Angels at noon,







Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

RED KNIGHTS RULE The Benilde-St. Margaret’s High girls hockey team beat Minnetonka 2-0 Dec. 10 on goals by Anne Arnason and Caitlin Reilly.

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Captain Nick Leer of the Edina High boys hockey team leads the Hornets into the Edina Invitational this week at Braemar Arena. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) Duluth East against Burnsville at 2:30 p.m., Minnetonka against Hill-Murray at 5:30 and Edina against Blaine at 8. The semifinals will be at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Xcel Energy Center, and the championship game is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, also at the Xcel. Edina stands 4-1 overall and has allowed only seven goals through five games with Willy Benjamin and Connor Beaupre alternating in goal. The Hornets used their speed to blitz Anoka 7-2 in a non-conference game Dec. 6. “Anoka is a big, strong team that gave us a physical and mental test,” said Giles. “We played very well as a whole. We have kids who can skate and are very eager to learn.” Connor Hurley scored two Edina goals against Anoka while Miguel Fidler chipped in a goal and two assists. Bo Brauer, Tyler Nanne, Dylan Malmquist and Tim Spicola had the other goals. Matt Nelson and Andy Jordahl were the top playmakers with three assists each and Benjamin earned the win in goal.

Guimont, an Edina High gymnast, posted a 35.725 all-around score in a meet against Hudson, Wis. Guimont had a 9.35 on vault and a 9.1 on uneven bars. The Hornets defeated Hudson 127.175-127.15.

Taylor Halling Halling’s 33.65 all-around score helped the Edina High girls gymnastics team to a victory over Hudson, Wis. She had an 8.75 score in floor exercise.

Connor Hurley Hurley scored two goals as the Edina High boys hockey stopped Anoka 7-2 in a non-conference game. The Hornets stand 4-1-0 going into this week’s Edina Invitational.

Sanjay Lumpkin Lumpkin, a senior forward for the Benilde-St. Margaret’s High boys basketball team, scored 21 points in a 75-49 non-conference victory over Rosemount.

Graham Woodward Woodward, an Edina High junior guard, netted 19 points in the Hornets’ 73-67 non-conference loss Dec. 9 at Park Center.


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Edina skaters down Trojans in penalty-filled hockey game Hornet girls score four times on the power play BY JOHN SHERMAN SUN NEWSPAPERS Girls hockey is supposed to be a non-contact sport, but there was plenty of contact when Wayzata High played Edina Dec. 6 at Braemar Arena. Five of the seven penalties called in the first period went against Edina. It was the reverse in the second period when all four penalties went against Wayzata. Things quieted down in the third period as each team took one penalty. The difference in the game was Edina’s power play as the Hornets scored on four of their seven chances and went on to a 6-2 victory. “It has been a fun year with the power play,” said Edina head coach Laura Slominski. “We have had great puck movement and a lot of different scoring options. The Wayzata game was a challenge for us because of their forechecking.” “Edina has a good power play,” said Wayzata head coach Becky Wacker. “They are all on the same page with their system.” Edina scored two goals in each period, while the Trojans scored one in the first period and one in the second. Early goals by Lizzy Otten and Megan Armstrong put

Edina ahead 2-0 before Kaycie Palesch scored for the Trojans. Midway through the second period, with Edina forcing the tempo, Kelly McGarvey gave the Hornets a 3-1 lead. Carly Noble scored for Wayzata and Hannah Burns scored on the power play for Edina as the second period ended 4-2. Riley Anderson’s power-play goal 3 1/2 minutes into the third period gave Edina a three-goal cushion, and then the Hornets finished the scoring on Taylor Williamson’s goal. “Edina really pressures the puck,” said Wayzata’s Wacker. “We are at the point where we can compete with the big-name schools like Edina and Minnetonka. We just have to believe we can win.” Wayzata has a 6-3 record through nine games. “We have some new young talent this year,” said Wacker. “Our players come to practice and work hard every day.” Edina, which is 6-1-2, recently reshuffled lines to gain more balance. On the top two lines, Slominski has Jane Thotland centering Williamson and Burns and Sarah Nielsen centering Riley Anderson and Liz Trautz. Defensively, the Hornets rely on experience with senior goalie Maddie Dahl and senior defenders Otten, Armstrong and Ali Austin. “We still have a few things to figure out,” said Slominski. “But overall we are playing well.”

Edina senior defenseman Megan Armstrong scored a power-play goal in the Hornets’ 6-2 Lake Conference girls hockey win over Wayzata Dec. 6 at Braemar Arena. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

State-champion Hornet girls place six on All-Lake tennis squad Three ninth-graders included in selections BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS State Class AA girls tennis champion Edina placed six players on the AllLake Conference team, which was recently selected by the league’s head coaches. Hornets honored are seniors Meghana Vasireddy and Caroline

Ward, juniors Meghan Herring and Morgan Marinovich, sophomore Maddie Boyer and ninth-grader Kelly Reger. Ward was state runner-up in Class AA singles. Reger, who held down a spot in Edina’s singles lineup, is one of three ninth-graders on the All-Lake team. The others are Kelly Yang of Wayzata and Ida Ramic of Hopkins. The other two selections from Wayzata are senior state qualifier Lucia

Solis and junior Caitlin Eichten. Hopkins’ other All-Lake player is senior Alex Johnson. Minnetonka, which qualified for the state team tournament, has three players on the All-Lake team – seniors Maya MacGibbon and Jessa Richards and sophomore Sydney Baldwin. Eden Prairie’s All-Lake players are senior state qualifier Maddie Buxton and senior Allison Malmsten. The following girls were named AllLake honorable mention:

Eden Prairie: senior Cassy Deng and juniors Megan Phillips and Layla Safinia. Edina: senior Julia Povilaitis and ninth-grader Mackenzie Marinovich. Hopkins: seniors Mia Rafowitz and Rachel Sadowsky and sophomore Shelby Benkofske. Minnetonka: senior Libby Kapsner, junior Katie Phillips and ninth-grader Bri Smith. Wayzata: seniors Carol Coutinho and Alissa Heiring. – Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 – Edina Sun-Current

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Eagles show their stuff during Lake Conference boys swim relays Eden Prairie takes first places in eight events BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie High’s boys swimming team won all eight varsity events the Lake Conference Relays Dec. 8 at Edina’s Art Downey Aquatic Center. While no formal team scores were kept, it became crystal clear that the Eagles will be hard to beat in conference dual meets this winter. EP opened with a victory in the 200yard medley relay with Jonathan Leiberman, Maverick Hovey, Spencer Sathre and Brandt Swanson swimming a time of 1 minute, 44.13 seconds. Minnetonka was second with Ryan Current, Noah Busch, Brett Hakes and Trent Youngdahl. Edina finished fourth with Ken Shimizu, Evan Pawlyk, Jackson Lindell and Will

Braun. In the 800-yard freestyle relay, one second separated first-place EP and second-place Minnetonka. Eagle swimmers were Jenia Foster, Mike Solfelt, Michael Hoblit and Bilal Ahmed. Swimming for Tonka were John Seylar, Sam Schilling, Nathan DeFoe and Kendall Dunn. Edina was third with Shimizu, Erik Rehnberg, Pierce Schultz and Andrew Petersen. EP finished 10 seconds ahead of second-place Wayzata in the 4x100-yard medley relay with the team of Bryce Boston, David Harris, Ethan Griffith and Sam Hansen. Boston, Griffin Back, Leiberman and Aaron Greenberg gave EP first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:29.77. Second place went to the Minnetonka team of Seylar, Ryan Jessen, Ben Snyder and Joe Hanson. In the 400-yard butterfly relay, Eden

Prairie’s winning team consisted of Sathre, Herbie Chen, Greenberg and Foster. Edina placed second with Jackson Lindell, Shimizu, Gunnar Swanson and Braun. EP won the 400-yard backstroke relay with Hovey, Back, Sam Hansen and Dima Foster. Hovey’s split was an incredibly fast 53.40. Minnetonka took second place with Busch, Michael Werley, James Arps and Dan Bielski. Edina placed fourth with Petersen, Erik Rehnberg, Henry Jessen and John Barden. The Eden Prairie 400-yard breaststroke relay of Boston, Solfelt, Zach Corbin and Greenberg finished more than 10 seconds ahead of the field in 4:26.88. Minnetonka placed second with the team of Adam Stettner, Jake Radke, Miles Sebald and Dunn. Edina finished third with Sean Satterthwaite, Pawlyk, Sam Weiss and Jackson Lindell.

EP’s 400-yard freestyle relay of Hoblit, Hovey, Leiberman and Solfelt finished first in 3:18.96. Minnetonka was second with Current, Nick Leaf, Jessen and Bastien Ibri. Edina took fourth place with Shimizu, Swanson, Petersen and Braun.

JV highlights Minnetonka won five of the eight junior varsity relay events and Eden Prairie won the other three. Edina finished third in the 800-yard freestyle relay with Patrick Malone, John Barden, Jack Hiniker and Sam Schooler. In the 200-yard backstroke relay, Edina was third with Sam Satterthwaite, Tanner Cook, Joseph Toth and Jonathan Willett. Edina also took third in the 200yard breaststroke relay with Joe Huff, Ben Scott, Alex Beyerl and Graham Balfany.


Congratulations to the Edina Peewee B2 Green Team for wining the Star of the North hockey tournament in Grand Rapids, MN. Pictured front row (l to r): Matt Bidgood, Luke Hauritz, Tommy Anderson, Henry Koch, Nelson Komarek, Dario Orr, Jake Stratton. Second row (l to r): Assistant coach Larry Koch, Aaron Frenkel, Tommy Flinn, Patrick Swanson, Mason Dorgan, Cole Knutson, Nick Azar, Tommy Simon, Carter Theis, Jack Grage. Back row (l to r): Head coach Leif Knutson, Liam Lynch, Assistant coach Reed Coil, Max Page, Assistant coach Matt Stratton.


Congratulations to the Edina 10UA hockey team for their 1st place finish in the Edina Cake Eater Classic Tournament November 25-27. The team played hard and won 5 of 5 games. Pictured (left to right) Seated: Evelyn Adams, Tella Jungels, Allie Lockhart. Kneeling: Sami Lauer, Olivia Swaim, Carolina Bowlby, Alison May, Kendall Olsen, Mallory Uihlein. Standing: Grace Juckniess, Olivia Stattine, Sophia Doll. Seated on net: Annie Kuehl, Alijandra Rahn, Maria Decesare. Not pictured: Liesl Schreiner. Coaches: Tim Kuehl, Matt Lockhart, Nick Olsen, Mark Rahn, Judd Stattine, Donner Stocks.


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The 529 college savings plan: a holiday gift that keeps on giving The holiday season has arrived, and that means grandparents are seeking the perfect gift for their children and grandchildren. Hours spent at crowded shopping malls or perusing online retailers often prove fruitless, and shoppers commonly settle for something that falls short of perfect. While a trendy toy or must-have gadget might prove popular today, perhaps no gift is more universal and enduring than the gift of education. Shoppers can

give that gift by setting up or making contributions to a 529 plan, an education savings plan that has special tax benefits designed to help people save for college. Now more than ever, contributions to a college-savings fund make for an ideal holiday gift. For example, the Project on Student Loan Debt reports that the average student-loan debt increased 24 percent to $23,200 in 2008, up from $18,650 in 2004. Those figures paint a bleak picture


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for the college students of tomorrow, many of whom likely won’t be able to afford a college education by the time they turn 18. Experts say that even relatively small, regularly-scheduled contributions to a 529 plan, which is run by a state or educational institution, can add up, especially if such contributions become a monthly or annual tradition. notes that families who put aside just $50 per month from the time a child is born can grow a nest egg of more than $20,000 by the time that child turns 18, assuming a 7 percent return on investment. Those who increase their contributions to $100 per month can yield more than $43,000 by the time their youngster is ready to enter college. “Saving with a 529 plan offers a direct-deposit option that is an afford-

able and attainable way to save for a loved one’s future college expenses,” said Richard Norman, interim executive director of Ohio Tuition Trust Authority. “Many times, just beginning the process can help families feel like college is a realistic and achievable goal.” One 529 plan that offers a diverse choice of investment options from leading fund managers is CollegeAdvantage, a plan established by the state of Ohio. A CollegeAdvantage 529 plan account is tax-free when used for college expenses and specially designed to make it easy for families to save for the escalating costs of a college education. In addition, anyone can contribute, making it ideal for relatives who aren’t sure what to get for their school-aged special someone this holiday season.

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Helping elderly parents or relatives from afar oday’s families are more geographically diverse than ever before. Whereas it was once common for families to remain in the same city or state for generations, nowadays families routinely spread out across the country if not the world. Thanks to technological advancements that make it easier than ever before to stay in touch, families today can still thrive and stay close even if they live hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from one another. One issue facing many families that have chosen to spread out is how to help Mom and Dad when they reach the age where they need their adult childrens’ help. While this wasn’t a problem for the families of yesteryear, it is a genuine concern for adults who live far away from their parents. Fortunately there are ways to be there for your elderly parents even when you can’t physically be there for them. • Speak to your parents about what they need. While some parents might not be able to realistically assess their needs, children should speak to their parents when making decisions about their care. Adults who live far away from their parents might not know exactly what Mom and Dad need, so discuss the problems they might be having on a day-to-basis to determine the level of care or assistance they will need.


• Examine finances. Managing money is often difficult for seniors who have had an accident or are dealing with a serious medical condition. Seniors might forget to pay bills or be struggling to manage money with the escalating costs of prescription medications and health care in general. To help avoid missed bills, adult children can utilize online bill paying offered by many banks, wherein bills are automatically paid each month on their due date by simply being deducted from a given account. Adult chil-

dren can also consult a financial advisor to develop a plan that allows seniors access to their money while ensuring it will still be there when they need it. • Research community resources. Many communities provide adequate resources for the elderly who might be incapacitated or otherwise need assistance. Programs such as Meals on Wheels can be a great assistance to long-distance caregivers concerned about their elderly parents. Residents of the United States can consult with the Department of Health and Human Services or visit and use their eldercare locator to find local agencies designed to help older persons and their families access community-based services including transportation, meal delivery and homecare. • Stay in touch with seniors’ physicians. One way to monitor elderly parents from far away is to keep in frequent contact with their physicians. Discuss the situation with your parents’ physicians in person, and ask to be kept abreast of any changes in their health that might require altering their daily routines or homecare schedules. For additional tips or information on helping elderly parents from afar, visit the U.S. Administration on Aging Web site at

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Helping a parent after the loss of a spouse F ew children, even adult children, are ever prepared enough to help their parent deal with the loss of a spouse. In addition to coping with their own loss of a parent, many adults must find a way to help a parent who just lost the love of their life. The feeling of loss can be even more extreme during the holidays. While it is never easy helping a parent

in such a situation, there are ways to help a parent cope with such a significant loss. • Be mindful of your parent’s health. Sadly, a common side effect of losing a spouse is showing less interest in your own health. Kids must make sure their parent continues to eat regularly. This can be done in a number of ways. Invite your parent over for dinner a couple of


nights a week, and go over to your parent’s home for dinner a couple of additional nights. If you have siblings, share this responsibility. Also, you can cook for your parent just like he or she used to cook for you. While physical health is important, be sure your parent maintains his or her mental health as well. Depression is common among those who have lost a loved one, so ask them about their feelings and if they’re getting enough sleep. If adult children have their own kids, bring the grandkids over whenever possible. Nothing puts a bigger smile on a grandparent’s face than the sight of his or her grandchildren. • Allow them some space to be themselves. While you might want to stay as close as possible to your parent, you also need to give them some space to be themselves. Your parent just lost his or her spouse, and it’s perfectly natural for him or her to want some time alone. Afford them this opportunity, but be mindful to check in with them regularly

and not allow them to spend too much time alone. • Engage your parent as much as possible. When both your parents were still alive, you might not have invited them along to the movies or when taking your own kids to a sporting event. However, engage them in such activities now, as they might not get a chance to do such things otherwise. Another way to engage parents is to talk to them about current events or even books you have been reading. Doing so will help them stay mentally sharp, and you will no doubt benefit as well from their point of view. • Take a trip with your parent. Initially, your parent might be reluctant to travel, especially of he or she had travel plans or dreams with his or her spouse. However, over time your parent will no doubt enjoy the prospect of traveling with the family, and it can be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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Delaying retirement has financial, social benefits The need to save for retirement is something professionals start hearing about from the moment they begin their careers. Whether it’s parents extolling the virtues of retirement plans or employers who encourage their employees to take advantage of their retirement programs, saving for retirement is never far from the minds of professionals. As important as such savings can be, many workers are deciding to delay their retirements. As much as men and women envision retiring to a faraway seaside villa for their golden years, such retirements are not terribly common, and many older workers have begun to recognize the economic and social benefits of delaying retirement. Those undecided about when they want to say goodbye to the office should consider the following benefits to delaying retirement. • Fewer years to worry about financing your lifestyle. Thanks to advancements in medicine and more and more

people living healthier lifestyles, men and women are now living longer than in years past. While living longer, healthier lives is a plus, it does have an effect on retirement. Because people can now expect to live longer, they must ensure their money lasts long enough. By delaying retirement, men and women will have fewer retirement years to finance. • More chances to save money. It might be your dream to retire early, but you could be doing yourself a great disservice by ending your career prematurely. Men and women at or near the end of their careers are often making more money than they ever have, which enables them to save more than they have in the past, especially if children are full grown and supporting themselves. Take advantage of these highsalary years, even if it means working an extra few years. If you do, when you retire you could have substantially more in savings than you would have had you retired early.

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Understand the basics of estate planning W

ith regards to finances, the future is a big part of many people’s financial planning efforts. Be it the kids’ college tuition or the day when retirement finally arrives, financial planning is all about the future. Though college and retirement funds garner the most attention, men and women must also make time for estate planning. Estate planning is the process of arranging for the disposal of an estate and is done to help minimize uncertainty upon an individual’s death. This planning also reduce taxes and additional expenses that might arise if a person passes away without having left a will or another means of disposing of his or her estate. Regardless of the size of an individual’s estate, there’s no reason not to have an estate plan in place. The following are some of the basics of estate planning, which should be a priority for men and women, young and old.

More than just a will An estate plan is more than just a will. Though an up-to-date and specific will is an important element of a good estate plan, there are other elements as well. In addition to a will, an estate plan should assign power of attorney, which gives a person of an individual’s choosing the right to manage that individual’s financial affairs if they are unable to do so themselves. Power of attorney

should be assigned in the case of a person’s death, but also if an unforeseen medical issue arises and a person is no longer capable of managing their affairs. There are two types of power of attorney that are essential to know when estate planning. Springing power of attorney goes into effect when circumstances that the individual specified, such as incapacitation, occur. In order for this to go into effect, the agent designated must typically produce proof of an individual’s incapacitation. Durable power of attorney goes into effect immediately and the agent does not need to prove incapacitation. When choosing an agent to assume power of attorney, individuals need to make this decision wisely, choosing someone they trust who can competently manage their affairs.

Assessing your assets Assets include a host of things, from investment accounts to real estate to retirement savings. Individuals must take careful inventory of all of their assets and determine to whom these assets should go if they die or who should gain control of them if individuals become incapacitated. This means leaving no stone unturned. If there are any questions about specific assets, then legal wrangling or even government taxation upon these assets is likely to take place.

Understanding trusts

Many people hear the word trust associated with financial dealings and immediately assume it only applies to the wealthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. A trust enables men and women to put conditions on the distribution of their assets upon their death, including when and how these assets will be distributed. In addition, a trust might just protect these assets from creditors or lawsuits and help any heirs avoid probate court, which can be a costly and tedious process. Though trusts aren’t necessarily for everyone, they also aren’t exclusive to the very wealthy.

Allocation of assets Many people make the mistake of leaving all of their assets to their spouses upon their deaths. While this is wellintentioned, it doesn’t always work out best for men and women with children. Individuals can leave an unlimited amount of money to their spouse upon their death, and that money cannot be taxed. However, when the surviving

spouse dies, if he or she leaves that money to their surviving children, then they are likely going to pay significantly more in estate tax. In addition, when deciding to simply leave all assets to a surviving spouse, this is, in a sense, leaving the difficult decision of asset allocation to the surviving spouse. What’s more, should both husband and wife pass away in an accident at the same time and all assets were left to a spouse, this can make it very difficult, contentious and costly for surviving family members to divide up any assets left behind. Estate planning is something few people will embrace with open arms. But as morbid as estate planning might seem, it’s a necessary step for adults who want to secure their own futures should they become incapacitated or the futures of their loved ones when individuals pass away.

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Seniors are targets of charitable fraud D

• Don’t feel pressured. No reputable charity pressures prospective donors into making contributions. That’s because they don’t need to. A reputable charity can afford to keep its lights on and its programs running with or without your donation. If a caller or a letter is pressuring you to donate, don’t succumb to that pressure and kindly decline to donate. • Don’t let “gifts” pressure you. Another tool employed by con artists or even less reputable charities is to send “gifts” to prospective donors. These can include mailing labels or cards. The hope is that recipients will feel pressured into donating once they receive a gift. However, a charity that is worth a donation does not need to resort to such tactics, which are a waste of resources as well as a dishonest way to solicit donations. Seniors should not feel compelled to donate because they received free mailing labels. • Verify all information. Con artists are especially good at impersonating a reputable charity, sending e-mails with a well known charity’s logo but a link that directs donors to a different Web site entirely. Never make a donation without first verifying a charity’s information, including how your donation will be used and how much of the charity’s budget goes toward the services and programs it provides. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping givers make smart donating decisions, recommends donors give to charities that direct at least 75 percent of their budget on programs and services related to their mission. To avoid donating to a fraudulent or unworthy charity, research the charity and make sure your money will be going where you intend it to go. • Save all records of donations. It’s important to save records of any donations for tax purposes, but it’s also important for seniors to keep records to avoid fraud. Many con artists prey on seniors by pretending to represent charities seniors have donated to in the past. By keeping records of all past donations, seniors can easily verify if they have donated to a specific charity in the past and whether or not the person on the phone or the author of an e-mail or letter is telling the truth.

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Core/Conditioning Training’s List of “Fat Burning Foods”


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.



Beans are one of the best sources of protein, fiber and iron. Some of the best beans to ear are: • Navy Beans • White Beans • Kidney Beans • Lima Beans

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.

olive oil

lean meats

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

interval training

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.

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WANTED YOUR DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Unexpired .We buy Any Kind/Brand. Pay up to $22.00 per box. Shipping Paid. Hablamos espanol. Call 1800-267-9895

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800454-6951

Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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Please call 952-392-6888 for business rates.


• 3 lines, 4 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more • Includes website


• 3 lines, 2 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $10.00 • FREE Garage Sale Kit available at one of our three offices - Or we can mail it to you for an additional $4.50 • Rain Insurance $2.00 • Includes website



Classified Phone Classified Fax Classified Billing Legal Notices

952-392-6888 952-941-5431 952-392-6890 952-392-6801


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

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


• 3 lines, 4 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Includes website *Includes website

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



$50 Merchandise only

• 3 lines, Runs for 13 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • For 1 item priced under $2500, price must be in ad, must call every fourth week to renew, private party ads only • Includes website • Maximum of 13 weeks


One Item for Sale, $100 or Less • Mail or FAX in only Tuesday - Thursday Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.

EDEN PRAIRIE 10917 Valley View Road


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

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

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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Choose from the following 5 zones:

Please fill out completely.

■ Sun•Sailor

Incomplete forms may not run.

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

■ Sun•Focus

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

■ Sun•Current South

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

■ Sun•Current Central

Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield

■ Sun•Post

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

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

City ______________________ Zip ____________

884235 Private Party Form • September 2011

(W) ______________________________________

Phone: (H) ________________________________

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Brianna broke her wrist 3 days into the girls hockey season, but has been to almost every practice just to watch. She is a great teammate with a great attitude. She is a great influence on the younger players. Always positive, upbeat and fun to be around, a true pleasure to coach. She accepts responsibility willingly and always puts the team first. When she returns to the ice, she will be back on defense and become an integral part of the team.



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Najaad Dayib is a freshman who joined the Newspaper Club this year with gusto. She immediately offered exciting suggestions to add to the newspaper and offered to take on the huge responsibility of doing layout. Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious and a great asset to the club. She works very well with others and does great work on her own. She shows great promise for being one of Kennedy’s finest. KENNEDY
























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