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County courts in Edina to remain It’s a little trickier than a ribbon cutting open, for now

At left, Edina Mayor Jim Hovland takes a swing at a ProBatter simulator at the Batting Cages of Minnesota training facility in Edina, which celebrated its opening day Tuesday, March 13. The facility, 7104 Ohms Lane, has two of the machines (one for baseball and one for softball) and several other batting cages. At top, the ProBatter simulator allows hitters to face the lifesized image of a pitcher on a video screen, multiple pitches and ball speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

County board approves interim security plan for suburban courtrooms BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS The future of Hennepin County’s Edina courtrooms remained uncertain as the Hennepin County Board narrowly voted in favor of temporary weapons screening measures for the building. The 4-3 vote by the board at its March 13 meeting will result in the implementation of temporary weapons screening for the three outlying courtrooms in Hennepin County, with a permanent solution for courtroom safe-

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Ethics complaint filed against Geoff Michel BY T.W. BUDIG – ECM CAPITOL REPORTER A Senate Democrat Monday, March 19, filed an ethics complaint against former Senate deputy majority leader Geoff Michel, R-Edina, charging that Michel lied to the press and public about his knowledge of the Koch scandal. “I do think he owes us an apology, said Sen. Sandra Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, who filed the complaint. Even though Michel is not seeking reelection, Pappas explained, he’s still a sitting senator. If Michel apologize on the Senate floor, speak freely about issues surrounding the Koch matter — a scandal that brought down Minnesota’s first woman Senate majority leader Amy Koch of Buffalo — Pappas would “seriously” consider dropping the complaint, she explained. In the complaint, Pappas charges that Michel brought the Senate into dishonor and disrepute by failing to take swift and appropriate action as deputy majority leader to address the alleged inappropriate relationship

between Koch and a subordinate Senate staffer until forced by a pending media story. Further, Pappas charges that although Michel, as subsequent public comments by Senate staff and Michel himself confirms, she argues, knew about the alleged inappropriate relationship in September. At a December press conference Michel indicated that he did not know about the alleged relationship until alerted by Senate staff. Michel further indicated to the press the staff complaints first surfaced in early December. “This clearly was not honest,” said Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook. It made no difference Michel was speaking to the media, not to Senate colleagues, Pappas explained. “Lying to the public is lying to us,” she said. In a statement, Michel suggests the ethics complaint is less inspired by a reverence for truth than politics. “This is about politics and payback and has nothing to do with ethics. The DFL wants a few more headlines,”

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The complaint comes within days of attorneys for former Senate communications director Michael Brodkorb — Brodkorb has publicly indicated that he was the Senate staffer in the intimate relationship with Koch — suggesting that Brodkorb could file a lawsuit regarding his firing from the Senate unless a settlement was reached. Brodkorb, through his attorneys, argues that his dismissal was discriminatory. A Senate attorney depicts Brodkorb’s claim as meritless. Koch, like Michel, has decided not to seek reelection. The reason an ethics complaint hasn’t been filed against Koch, Bakk indicated, is because she has suffered as a result of her actions and Democrats did not want to pile on. Bakk indicated he privately encouraged Republicans to answer unresolved legal and ethical questions surrounding Koch's resignation. But he was discouraged by the constant refrain from Republicans that they had moved on, Bakk explained.

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convention and party endorsement, which will essentially clear the stage for one of the DFL candidates to run against Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen in the November general election. Sund, a Plymouth resident, has lived in the Third District for 20 years; she is a scientist with undergraduate degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, and a M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Barnes, an Edina resident, works in marketing and sales for a Fortune 200 company. He is an U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate who has served 11 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has DEBATE: TO NEXT PAGE




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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE graduated Washington University in St. Louis with a MBA. Barnes and Sund made clear that the DFL party needs to rally together and have strong internal support before either candidate will go against Paulsen. In their opening remarks, Barnes and Sund both said they just want the DFL to win the Third District, regardless of which candidate ultimately runs against Paulsen. Although a Republican-favored district, Paulsen’s voting record “does not represent this district,� Barnes said. They individually asked for support, but Sund said she would support Barnes, and Barnes said he would support Sund in the election. Barnes said he would write out the maximum endorsement check for Sund if he didn’t get the endorsement. “It’s that important, folks,� he said. The debate moderator, Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdevant, asked candidates about several issues, including health care, the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, energy use, education funding, farm subsidies, No Child Left Behind and immigration. The economy was one of the early and

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Speak up for county library funding Unless advocates make some noise, dollars will continue to be cut At a time when more people than ever are using their community libraries, the funding gradually is being reduced. A good library is essential in a community now more than ever when people cannot afford to buy books and more people are using its computers, downloading Ebooks and checking out audio materials. At this time, advocates of local libraries need to protest some of these reductions during a time when services are most needed. Counties are responsible for providing a library system. Libraries get some revenue from the state while most of it comes from taxpayers in each county through special and general property tax levies. Hennepin and Ramsey County and its suburban libraries, bolstered by supportive county commissioners, are weathering the reductions better than most. Despite a $2.5 million reduc-

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tion this year for the Hennepin County library, neither hours nor staff were cut. The director decided to buy fewer materials. The annual total budget for 2012 is $69.9 million. Thanks to some money from the Target ballpark sales tax revenue, worked out by the county board of commissioners, Hennepin opened some libraries on Sunday and added hours to the Central Library. They are, however, expecting revenues to be tight for a while. Hennepin library users checked out 18.3 million items in the 41 libraries last year. In Ramsey County where there are separate tax levies for St. Paul and its suburban libraries, hours have not been reduced and a reduction of $100,000 has resulted in a loss of two staff and less for the collection. The collection revenues have been hit the hardest dropping from $1.3 million in 2003 to

$850,000 in 2012, Revenue to buy materials for the libraries has gone down from $1.3 million in 2003 to 850,000 in 2012. Fortunately, Ramsey and other libraries purchase materials through the Metro Library Service Agency (MELSA) at a lower price. Last year, the Ramsey County system circulated 4,317,000 materials and had 1.8 million visitors. The Dakota County Library system expects to circulate 5 million materials this year. No hours have been reduced and most of the nine libraries are open Sunday. Last year the county system circulated 4.9 million materials through its nine-library system. This year’s total budget from all sources is $11,691,000. Over the last few years, mostly through attrition and not filling positions the number of fulltime equivalents has dropped from a high of 159 to 136. The counties’ revenues are suffering because tax capacity is going down due to all the foreclosures and shrinking commercial tax base. State legislators have cut local government aid and are requiring counties to do more with less and mandating more expenses with no extra money.

The state auditor reports that cities and counties in the state have cut public library operating budgets and capital outlay by 42 percent between 2005 and 2009. Meanwhile, more people than ever are using libraries. More students are going to the library, because school districts are short-changing their media centers, once called libraries. Homeschooled children are using the libraries more. Senior citizens are attending computer classes so they can use the library’s computers. Of course, the economy and particularly reductions in local government aid from the state to the counties partly are to blame for the underfunding and reduction in services. Advocates of community libraries need to speak up particularly to legislators about this slow erosion of library hours and services unless policy makers hear protests from users, funding for libraries will continue to be reduced.

another term. New legislative districts, new constituents and new circumstances provide a natural opportunity for transition. It has been a full and exciting experience, but there is more to do and I look forward to serving this community for the remainder of my term. As a resident, I have had the pleasure of meeting our neighbors and learning their wishes. As a legislator, I have had the opportunity to author and pass several bills that

matter to the future of our great state. As a lawyer, I have had the privilege to serve as vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee that sets policy and budgets for the state court system. The experience has exceeded my anticipation. I hope that my representation has met your expectation. Pat Mazorol Bloomington

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mazorol will not seek re-election To the editor: Thank you for the extraordinary privilege of serving the people of Bloomington and Edina in the Minnesota House of Representatives. I am thankful for the sacrifice and encouragement of my wife Barbara, loyal support from campaign volunteers and engagement of passionate

constituents that have given me the opportunity to serve. Many changes have occurred since I first announced my intention to seek election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, including in the last year increased responsibilities in my work, in personal commitments and in family. Because of these changes and my desire to serve only when and where I can fully give the service deserved by the people, I will not be seeking election to

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COMMUNITY NOTES Watershed seeks committee members The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is seeking Citizen’s Advisors for their Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Advisors provide suggestions to the watershed staff and board of managers. Advisors volunteer for a variety of projects and activities that help the watershed district carry out its mission of flood protection and enhancing water quality. The main focus of the committee is to assist in the development of the watershed district’s education and outreach programs and activities. This volunteer position has a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per year. Parts of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield are located within the Nine Mile Creek watershed. The watershed district is accepting applications for the committee until April 6.

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More visitors, less money: BY JORDAN LANGER – SUN NEWSPAPERS Three River Park District Supt. Cris Gears has overseen many projects and witnessed a lot of change within the Park District since he took the position five years ago. The annual visitor count increased 60 percent, from five million in 2007 to more than eight million today at the district’s 21 parks. Gears also guided the development of Silverwood Park near St. Anthony, the largest single project investment for the district, and numerous other projects throughout the sprawling Twin Cities metro boundaries. But the last five years have also brought their challenges. The Park District’s annual operational budget, which is tied directly to property values, has decreased over the last three years and the ability of the organization to raise taxes is frozen, Gears said. When the Minnesota Legislature created Three Rivers in 1957, which is based in Plymouth, it provided the organization with taxing and bonding authority. Although given taxing authority, state

law establishes a formula on how much the Park District can levy in property taxes. When property values decrease, the limit on how much the Park District can levy in property taxes also decreases. Despite the difficulty of working in a tighter budget climate while demand for park services skyrockets, when the board offered him another five-year contract, Gears accepted. Three Rivers Board of Commissioner Chair Larry Blackstad said the district is very fortunate to have someone of Gears’ caliber, a person who “has diverse experience with parks and government.” Previous to taking the superintendent position, Gears has worked as a city manager, county administrator and director of parks and recreation in the metro and in the Seattle, Wash., area. And it’s his unique professional background coupled with his “rather unflappable” disposition that makes Gears the right man for the job during challenging economic times, said Three Rivers board member Sara Wyatt. Finding ways to “manage competing

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priorities” that the current fiscal climate created tends to take up much of Gears’ time, he said. Exploring other ways to generate more revenue, such as increased user fees and building alliances with other agencies, are ways Three Rivers can maintain quality levels of service and keep the parks clean and safe, Gears said. “I think perhaps one of the things I am most proud of is developing relationships with other agencies that didn’t exist before, and because of those relationships, we are able to do so much more.” One of the relationships Gears has forged is the a partnership agreement between Three Rivers and Scott County, much different than the “tenuous relationship” that existed prior to Gears’ arrival. Gears also helped facilitate an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources regarding the Coon Rapids Dam. Because of the agreement, the department is going to spend $16 million to refurbish the dam, which Three Rivers owns, to help stop the advance of Asian Carp. Wyatt noticed Gears’ resourceful

efforts to maintain high quality parks and trails within fiscal constraints. “His collaborative efforts in finding cost-saving partnerships and minimizing duplication of functions have helped the district serve over eight million visitors while keeping operational costs flat,” she said. Over the next five years, many projects are on the horizon. The expansion of the Rush Creek Trail from Maple Grove to Crow-Hassan Park Reserve is in the preliminary stages as well as hopes to improve facilities at the Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area in Bloomington, Wyatt said. According to the Three Rivers’ Vision Plan, the 2012 estimated total expenditures for capital improvements is $23.8 million. The annual operational budget is $35 million, with $27 million coming from taxes and $8 million from fees, Gears said. Three Rivers Park District owns more than 27,000 acres of land in Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott and Wright counties. Three Rivers is the only regional parks agency in Minnesota with an elected board with its own taxing and bonding authority.

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By Emily Hedges Tim Morin, program coordinator for the Household and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) program for Senior Community Services, loves working with seniors. Before he came to H.O.M.E, the Hopkins resident worked with the organization Loaves and Fishes, delivering free meals to eight sites. Through this experience, he

transitioned into the H.O.M.E. program, a move that he is grateful for. Morin always had the desire to help people. “I have found great joy in being able to make people’s lives easier,” he said. “I like working with people, providing an honest service people can trust. So many businesses are trying to rip people off. H.O.M.E. has been around the better part of 60 years. The agency speaks for itself.” The mission of H.O.M.E. is to help peo-

ple remain independent in their homes by providing low cost and free services for people 60 and over in 15 suburban communities. Services offered include interior and exterior painting, minor home repairs, installation of safety bars, house cleaning, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, snow shoveling, lawn moving, leaf raking and window washing. H.O.M.E/Next Page

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Tom Morin, program coordinator, H.O.M.E. H.O.M.E/From previous Looking at the last census, Morin and others are anticipating a huge increase in the senior population in next decade. “There are expected to be more seniors than school aged children,” he said. “Plus, a lot more people are aging in place.” While no one is turned down because of an inability pay, H.O.M.E. does charge for some of its services. “What we charge barely covers the cost we pay to workers,” he said. “People are asked to pay a tenth of what a for-profit would charge.” Administration costs for the program are subsidized through funding from community development block grants, United Way, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, and private donations. In 2011, H.O.M.E. served 1,064 households in surburban Hennepin County. Morin estimates that volunteers turned in around 6,000 hours of service. “We are just honored to be able to work with seniors in our community. They provide valuable resources to us,” he said. Morin personally visits each senior who signs up with H.O.M.E. to learn more about what they need to keep them independent. “I’m honored to work in this business. All day long, I hear personal stories. If we can do something to help, we’ve succeeded.” The H.O.M.E. program is a homemak-

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Housing a lurking issue for many seniors By Emily Hedges Edina resident Ron Anderson believes you could write a book about all that most seniors don’t know about their available housing options. So he’s decided to write it. “It can be very difficult to examine resources with no working knowledge of what the system provides. Most people can’t tell the difference between Medicare and Medicaid or what their options are,” he said. “That’s the challenge for seniors and their families, to understand their situation.” As a member of a family that has worked in senior housing for two generations, and with his current involvement in two independent living facilities, Woodbridge Cooperative of New Hope and Chardon Court, he is in a unique position to write the guide he personally needed not too long ago. While he and his family were considering placement of his mother, a Missouri resident, in an assisted living facility, she had a fall in her home that forced the issue. “Walking through as a participant, trying to direct traffic, prompted my

research,” said Anderson. “We found there were options that were not very good.” Like so many families, they were thrust into a situation where a quick decision was necessary. “There is tremendous psychological pressure looking out for the welfare of parents. All these decisions for placement are made in the middle of a crisis. Something happens to force a decision in the middle of a Medicare-funded hospital stay,” said Anderson. “Decisions are made using a social worker at the hospital as a traffic cop.” Anderson says there is a big movement in development towards assisted living facilities, which can run seniors up to $60,000 a year in this market. “Most studies show that aging Boomers and Greatest-Generation seniors have a net worth of $240,000 including real estate,” he said. “With 90-plus the fastest growing demographic in America, how can this work over the long haul?” Anderson points out that when there are no assets remaining people will move to the least-expensive option, and they need to understand what that means in

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different parts of the country. “There are two levels of nursing home care, private-pay and the Medicaid group. You find the standards of care are dramatically different,” he said. He points out that because Minnesota has a mandated quality of care that attempts to close the care gap between the two groups, things are better here. “We can’t rely on federal funding in the future to take care of these people,” said Anderson, who also believes pensions aren’t necessarily the answer either. “All pensions are under fire. Companies are filing bankruptcy to get out of pensions.” He advises seniors to take stock and use their assets wisely, and focus on quality of life above all else. “Independent living at an affordable cost, this is the challenge all seniors will face in the near future,” he said. “Who is talking about it? Local governments aren’t funded and can’t help.” This is why Anderson developed Woodbridge Cooperative of New Hope and purchased Chardon Court independent living facility, two affordable alternatives to expensive assisted living centers. Woodbridge/Next Page

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Woodbridge/From previous According to Anderson, about twothirds of all Woodbridge Coop owners pay cash for their homes. A monthly fee of approximately $500 covers heating, taxes, insurance, management fees, maintenance and a reserve account for improvements. “Most people will live at Woodbridge for much less money than they lived in their home,” he said. Chardon Court runs about $775 for a 660 square feet apartment, which includes an “I’m okay” daily visit from the staff. They are able to keep costs down because additional services and

food are purchased as needed,” said Anderson. “We are staffed there with people practiced in housing requirements for seniors.” Anderson plans to explore these and many more issues related to senior housing in the book he hopes to complete within the year. “It will be a good handbook in the future for people who need it,” he said. “The education piece is what is needed to really support people in examining all the options.” For more information on Woodbridge Cooperative of New Hope, call 763-5352013. For Chardon Court, call 763-5350607.

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Courts FROM PAGE 1 ty to be determined after an administrative study of security needs. The original proposal to implement interim procedures included closing the Southdale courts by Sept. 1, a move representatives of the affected cities oppose. The board’s deliberation centered around the urgency to implement temporary screening measures at the Brooklyn Center, Edina and Minnetonka courts. The majority – Jan Callison, Gail Dorfman,

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Jeff Johnson and Randy Johnson – wanted to move forward with security measures now, while the dissenters wanted direction as to long-term solutions before committing to expenditures for temporary measures. Commissioner Peter McLaughlin called the proposal “an open checkbook resolution with security as the goal.” Noting that the proposal did not reference cost effectiveness of the temporary measures, McLaughlin pointed out “other public safety priorities in this county.” Fiscal concern for taxpayer dollars “goes out the window when this topic comes up,” he added.



McLaughlin also expressed concern that the county isn’t optimizing its courtroom capacity at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, where weapons screening occurs. Board Chairman Mike Opat said that the results of a security study should be complete before the screening measures are added at the suburban courts, arguing that the county will study its way to justifying weapons screening, and that once the measures are in place, nobody will argue for abandoning the procedures. Callison, whose district includes Edina, argued that the county always looks to be cost effective in doing its business, and defended the move toward implementing interim screening measures at buildings where high stress situations occur. “This is about probabilities, not about certainties,” she said. Dorfman recalled a 2003 shooting at the government center that prompted weapons screening for the facility in arguing for screening at suburban courts, which handle misdemeanor issues including traffic issues and some domestic violence cases. “There’s a legitimate security issue that needs to be addressed,” she said. The Hennepin County Sheriff ’s Office provides security for 96 county courtrooms in eight facilities. More than 3,400 weapons, from pocketknives to firearms, were confiscated at the government center

in 2011, according to Sheriff Rich Stanek. There were 15 significant courthouse events at the suburban sites in 2011 that necessitated taking a person into custody, he added, noting that although some events may not appear to be significant, they may be for the person affected by the incident. “Weapons screening in all of our courthouses is needed,” he told the board. Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson told the board that if the Edina courtrooms are to be closed, it should be after the security study of suburban courts, allowing cities to plan and budget for the increased time and expenditures associated with moving court proceedings from Edina to downtown Minneapolis or one of the other suburban divisions. Johnson was not opposed to a vote by the board on temporary weapons screening, but had previously disagreed with the need for increased security at the Southdale courts. “They are not logically or functionally intertwined,” she said. The administrative security analysis is due to the board by Nov. 1. Temporary security measures proposed for the Brooklyn Center and Minnetonka courts call for pass-through metal detection devices while metal detection wanding is planned in Edina. More than $600,000 in equipment and staffing was approved for the security plan.


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Dear Maria, Just a not of appreciation to you and your staff for taking such good care of Leonard Granzow during his residency at the Tiffany Building. This is my third relative who has resided at Heritage over the past five plus years, and I can’t say enough for the care given to each of them. I find it hard to understand the bad press that is given to other facilities. I’m sure some of it is warranted, but because I have never experienced it at Heritage I find it hard to comprehend. Your personnel are so accommodating! Mary Sandahl has been very supportive to us whenever we needed information, checking with his doctors for medications, or just personally checking on Leonard. I know that is supposed to happen and is all part of the job description, but when it is actually realized it is special to the individual. Just a short time before Leonard’s death, a couple times a week he would still walk himself down to Mary’s office and sit and chat with her. I know she didn’t really have the time, but she always made time for him. Whenever Leonard had to go to the doctor she always had him ready to go when we asked. Sometimes it was on short notice, but he was always ready just the same. I would also like to mention a couple of aides, Nick and Mustafas, who we have had more contact with than some of your other fine people. Again, they are always so caring, cheerful, respectful, and willing to help even on short notice. READERS’ Again, our sincere thanks for how you and your staff care CHOICE for each resident of your facility. We often recommend you to others and will continue to do so. Sincerely,


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COMMUNITY NOTES Benefit concert to support adoption Mission: Rescue Ruslan will be holding a benefit concert to raise awareness and support for adoption. The concert will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6817 Antrim Road, Edina. The program includes music from the Nic Stevens Band, food, fellowship, silent auctions and raffles. Some items to be auctioned off include a signed Brett Favre football, automotive oil changes, web service and hosting, bake sale items, rooms at the Hampton Inn in Eagan, painting of two household rooms by a professional painter, chiropractic care and various other materials and services.

Edina hosts community environmental forum Edina Energy & Environment Commission invites the community to engage in the discussion of environmental issues.

A free community forum entitled, “Edina Dialogue: The Environment, Economy and Food Supply from Global to Local,” will be held at the Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, at 6 p.m., April 19. Dr. Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, will be the keynote speaker for the event and will be followed by a panel discussion involving community leaders and residents. Info: 952-903-5224 (Sarah Zarrin Mohtadi).

Easter Egg Scramble planned for toddlers The Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2012 Easter Egg Scramble for toddlers and preschoolers. The scramble is for children ages 2 to 5 and will take place at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24 in the Great Hall of Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S. Each time slot is limited to 75 children and tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets cost $8

per child and include the regular daily admission to Adventure Peak and the Playpark. Info: 952-806-9060.

Team Braemar brings Bloomington resident home the gold and silver seeking senate seat Team Braemar, of Edina, has brought home the gold and silver medals from the national championship. Team Braemar, the Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club’s synchronized skating team competed in the United States Figure Skating Synchronized Skating National Championships, March 1-3 in Worcester, Mass. Team Braemar Junior took home the gold medal and Team Braemar Novice achieved the silver medal. The juvenile team also participated in the national championship for the first time in a decade, placing 10th in the country. The public has the opportunity to watch all three teams skate at the annual Spring Ice Show, which takes place at the Braemar Ice Arena at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, and Saturday April 28. Tickets will be available at the arena box office and




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A former Bloomington School Board member will is running for the Senate District 49 seat. Cynthia Bemis Abrams announced her candidacy for the seat earlier this month. The new district will comprise the current Senate District 41 – west Bloomington and Edina – and add one Bloomington precinct, one Eden Prairie precinct and portions of two Minnetonka precincts. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate will seek the party’s endorsement Saturday in Bloomington. Elected to the school board in 1997, the lifelong Bloomington resident served one term.

Global warming film to be shown in Edina A documentary about global warming will be shown next week in Edina. A screening of “Climate of Change,” narrated by Tilda Swinton, will be shown 7 p.m Thursday, March 29, at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S. The film focuses on the efforts of people around the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming, including Indian middle school students organizing demonstrations and major recycling efforts and a London public relations executive helping companies to become more environmentally responsible. This presentation is part of the Climate SOS Film Series presented by the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter. Info: 612-965-8284.

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community – Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current


The quick action of the residents of an Edina apartment building kept the damage to a manageable level. The Edina Fire Department was dispatched at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, after reports of smoke coming from an apartment building in the 3100 block of Heritage Drive. All residents of the building were evacuated safely, including the cat from the affected unit. The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time of the fire. Initial investigation suggests the fire may have started in the kitchen but the exact cause is pending further investigation. Only two units of the apartment building incurred damage: the unit with

the fire, and the one below it, which suffered minor water damage. Info: 952-826-0330 (Edina Fire Department).

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Craft Show Where: Southdale Center, 6901 France Ave. S., Edina When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Info:

Dr. Seuss – 75 Years of Imagination! Where: Southdale Center, 6901 France Ave. S., Edina When: Noon to 2 p.m. Info:

Gifts Of The Maple Where: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington When: 3-4 p.m. Info:

Toddler Story Time Where: Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square When: 11 a.m. Info: 612-543-6325

Macy’s Prom Fashion Show Where: Macy’s Court, Mall of America, Bloomington When: 2-4 p.m. Info:

First John Phillip Sousa Memorial Band Where: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9540

Story Time: Animal Stories Where: Galleria Barnes & Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina When: 11 a.m. Info:

Loaves and Fishes Dinner Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Info: 952-948-0746


27 Lakers Toastmasters Where: Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W. 54th St. When: 6-7:30 p.m. Info: Zuhrah Shrine Concert Band Where: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9540




Family Story Time Where: Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina When: 10:30 a.m. Info: 612-543-5900

Rotary Club of Edina Where: Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. When: 12:15 p.m. Info:

Story Time: Bunnies Where: Galleria Barnes & Noble, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina When: 11 a.m. Info:

Baby Story Time Where: Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square When: 11 a.m. Info: 612-543-6325

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community – Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current


PUBLIC SAFETY Police Reports For March 5 though March 11, the Edina Police Department answered the following calls: March 5–An unattended cell phone, cash and bank card worth a total of $276 was stolen from Zumiez in Southdale Center. Two unidentified males stole $1,249 in nail polish from CVS Pharmacy, 6905 York Ave. S. Someone forcibly entered a vehicle at 7501 Ikola Way and stole a wallet and contents worth $256. March 6–After the vehicle he was driving was involved in an accident, a

35-year-old Bloomington man was arrested for fourth-degree DWI at W. 76th St. and Edinborough Way. A 30-year-old Brooklyn Park man was arrested for DWI after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation on southbound Highway 100. Police cited two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, after they brought stun guns to Valley View Middle School. After the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident, a 28-yearold Richfield woman was arrested at W. 77th St. and northbound Highway 100 for third-degree DWI, obstructing the legal process and possession of drug

paraphernalia. Someone stole a camera and camera bag worth $1,450 from an unlocked vehicle on the 4800 block of Rutledge Avenue. March 7–A laptop, purse and its contents worth a total of $2,072 were missing after someone forcibly entered a vehicle on the 7500 block of France Avenue South. An unknown person forcibly entered a vehicle on the 7100 block of France Avenue South and took a briefcase and its contents worth $2,276. March 8–A kindle worth $199 that was left unattended was stolen from Fairview Southdale Hospital.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle on the 5100 block of Motor Street and took a GPS, cell phone and cell phone charger worth a total of $225. March 9–Police arrested a 28-yearold Florida man for second-degree DWI after stopping him for a traffic violation at West 70th St. and southbound Highway 100. March 10–Someone forcibly entered a utility trailer at 7279 Washington Ave. S. and stole $15,000 worth of crates of stones. An unknown person entered a detached garage on the 4700 block of Lakeview Drive and took a bicycle and skate board worth a combined $750.


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FRYKLUND - ANDERSEN Kali Fryklund and Dustin Andersen would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kali is the daughter of Scott and Jacque Fryklund of Eden Prairie, and is a graduate of Eden Prairie High School and is currently employed by 2 Rivers Marketing in Des Moines, IA. Dustin is the son of Tom and Lisa Andersen of Madrid, IA, and graduated from Madrid High School. Dustin is currently employed by Wells Fargo Mortgage in Des Moines. The wedding will take place at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina on April 14, 2012.

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STROM - BILL Tonya Strom and Andrew Bill of Los Angeles plan a late July wedding in the Twin Cities. Parents of the couple are Robert and Elona Strom and Gary and Patricia Bill, all of Bloomington. Andy and Tonya are 1991 graduates of Bloomington Jefferson High School. Tonya is a communications graduate of the University of Minnesota and earned her M.A. in Communication

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community – Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current


COMMUNITY NOTES Girl Scouts announce Centennial awards The yearlong celebrations of the Girl Scouts Centennial continue with the

announcement of the Centennial Award Honorees. Among those recognized is Linda Mona of Edina. She was recognized for a lifetime of community volunteer work. Mona has been a long-time Girl Scout

supporter, chairing the 75th anniversary celebration 25 years ago. Mona was a member of the first troop organized in Eden Prairie. Her mother, Joy Brekke, was their troop leader. Mona is a former teacher and admin-

istrator and at Edina East Junior/Senior High School. She is also a past chair of the 60,000-member University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Info: 952-944-5344 (Mona).




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SENIOR CENTER CALENDAR Friday, March 23 – Podiatrist**, 8:30 a.m.; Social Bridge, 9 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 9:10 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Poker, 12:30 p.m.; BZZ’s**, 1 p.m. Monday, March 26 – Low Impact Exercise*, 8:15 a.m.; Tax Preparation, 9 a.m.; Sit Fit Exercise*, 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 9:30 a.m.; ACBL Bridge, 11:45 a.m.; 500**, 12:45 p.m.; Cribbage, 1

p.m.; Singers, 1 p.m.; Social Worker, 1 p.m.; Harmonicas, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 – Tap Dance**, 9 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m.; Digital Camera, 9:30 a.m.; OLLI – Choices, 10 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.; OLLI – Democracy, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Health Insurance Counseling**, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28 – Tap Dance**, 9 a.m.; Tax Preparation, 9 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; Nutrition Class, 10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29 – Low Impact Exercise*, 8 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 9 a.m.; Computer Group, 9:30 a.m.; OLLI – Myth, 10 a.m.; Community Education Class, 10 a.m.; Sit Fit Exercise*, 10:30 a.m.; OLLI –

3 Cities, 12:30 p.m.; Needle Talk, 1 p.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m. All events are held at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, unless otherwise noted. *Register with Edina Community Education, 952-848-3952. **Register with Edina Senior Center, 952-833-9570.


April 17, 2012, to consider said bids for the following:

shall have been notified of such complaint.

(Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA AUCTION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Edina Police Department will auction surplus, found, unclaimed and seized items in a public sale on an online auction. Edina Police is currently utilizing for disposing of this property. Items can be previewed and purchased on the website by the public.

Sand, Bituminous Material, Rock, Concrete, Water Treatment Chemicals, Seal-Coat Chips, Manhole Covers, Lannon Stone Wall Repairs

DATED this 14th day of March 2012

• Budget and Staffing – Margo Nash, Director of Business Services; and Dr. Gwen Jackson, Director of Human Resources and Operations

Debra A. Mangen City Clerk

• District Advancing Communications – Dr. Ric Dressen, Superintendent

Dated: March 14, 2012 (Mar. 22, 2012) D1-PoliceAuction

City of Edina (Official Publication) Open House Gallagher Drive Reconstruction and Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail (Between Parklawn Avenue and France Avenue) An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., in the Hughes Pavillion at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Avenue South for the public to learn about the proposed plans and to provide input for the Gallagher Drive Reconstruction and the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail. (Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D1-OpenHouse

City of Edina (Official Publication) Public Hearing for Municipal Consent I-494 Auxiliary Lane A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. to consider Municipal Consent for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to add an auxiliary lane on I-494 between northbound Interstate 35W loop to westbound Interstate 494 and the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 494 to northbound Trunk Highway 100. (Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D1-I-494AuxLane

City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 W. 50TH STREET EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424 HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2012 COMMODITIES BIDS CLOSE MARCH 28, 2012 SEALED BIDS will be received and opened in Conference Room A, at Public Works and Park Maintenance, 7450 Metro Blvd, Edina, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2011. The Edina City Council will meet at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday,

Bids shall be in a sealed envelope with a statement thereon showing the work covered by the bid. Bids should be addressed to Sharon Allison, Public Works Department, City of Edina, 7450 Metro Blvd, Edina, Minnesota 55439, and may be mailed or submitted personally. Bids received, either through the mail or by personal submission, after the time set for receiving them may be returned unopened. Digital bid packet and description of items are available for a non-refundable fee of $10.00 at under Construction Projects or at Enter eBidDoc #1931297. Paper plans are available from Docunet for a non-refundable fee of $30.00, plus tax and shipping, 800-9362863. No bids will be considered unless sealed and accompanied by bid bond or certified check payable to the City of Edina in the amount of at least five percent (5%) of all bids. No bidder may withdraw his or her bid within forty-five (45) days after scheduled time of opening bids without the consent of the City. The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any portion thereof. BY ORDER OF THE EDINA CITY COUNCIL. Debra Mangen City Clerk (Mar. 22, 2012) D1-2012Commodities

City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 WEST 50TH STREET EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424 ASSESSMENT NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization of the City Of Edina in Hennepin County, Minn., will meet at the office of the City Clerk, in said City Council Chambers, at five thirty o’clock P.M., on Monday, the 9th day of April 2012 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City of Edina for the year 2012. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting and show cause for having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent,

(Mar. 22, 2012) D1-AssessmentNotice

School District 273 (Official Publication) MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 273 EDINA, MINNESOTA February 17, 2012 7:35 a.m. Chair Meyer called to order the special meeting of the School Board. Members present: Almog, Cella, Meyer, Neville, Patzloff, Wallen-Friedman. Member absent: Skrentner. Staff present: Dressen, Burke, Jackson, NorlinWeaver, Schmidt. DISCUSSION Strategic Refinement Plan The meeting adjourned at 9:02 a.m. The minutes and resolutions are on file at the district office, 5701 Normandale Road, and are open to public inspection. Mr. Randy Meyer, Chair Ms. Regina Neville, Clerk (Mar. 22, 2012) D1-273Feb17SpecMin

CONSENT ITEMS APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE 1. Personnel Recommendations 2. Community Education Services Personnel Recommendations 3. Expenditures Payable on February 13, 2012 4. Student Teaching Agreement with North Central University 5. Commendation of Michelle Terry 7. Gift from Cornelia Elementary School PTO 8. Gift from Edina High School Thespian Boosters

• Carrie Cabe – Minnesota School Age Care Alliance Distinguished Member REPORTS

(Mar. 22, 2012) D1-273Feb21RegMin

School District 273


South View Middle School Parking Lot Reconstruction

Scheduled Review of 500 Series Policies – Students, Phase I

Until 2:00 p.m. on March 29, 2012 at the Edina Public Schools District Office, 5701 Normandale Road, Suite 349, Edina, MN 55424, at which time sealed bids will be opened and tabulated for presentation to the Board of Education.

1. 2011-2012 Legacy Employee Buyout Funding

• Michelle Terry – Middle Level Educator of the Year

Ms. Regina Neville, Clerk

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(Official Publication) MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 273 EDINA, MINNESOTA February 21, 2012 7:03 P.M. Chair Meyer called to order the regular meeting of the School Board. Members present: Almog, Cella, Meyer, Neville, Patzloff, Wallen-Friedman. Member absent: Skrentner. Staff present: Dressen, Buettner, Burke, Jackson, Kodrich, Manderfeld, Nash, NorlinWeaver, Schmidt. Member Neville moved and Member Cella seconded that the minutes of the special meeting of January 23, 2012, the regular meeting of January 23, 2012, and the special meeting of January 30, 2012, be approved. All members voted Aye.

• Mary Howe – 2011 Latin Teacher of the Year

Mr. Randy Meyer, Chair

(Official Publication) EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Independent School District #273 5701 Normandale Road Edina, MN 55424 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Independent School District #273 will receive bids on:

9. Gifts from Creek Valley Elementary School PTA


• Edina Debate Team – State Champions

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M. The minutes and resolutions are on file at the district office, 5701 Normandale Road, and are open to public inspection.

6. Commendation of Carrie Cabe

School District 273


strategic plan, the POPS concert is in its final week, the girls’ hockey team will be participating in the state tournament this week, and the boys’ Alpine ski team placed second in state competition. He shared that Jenni Norlin-Weaver, director of teaching and learning, will be retiring this year and will be missed, and Margo Nash, director of business services, got married over the weekend; her new name is Bauck. Member Neville thanked the 9th grade government class students for attending the School Board meeting.

2. 2012-2013 Early Childhood through Grade 12 Calendar Amended 3. Director of Communications Position DISCUSSION 1. 2012-2013 Budget Parameters 2. Revised Strategic Plan 3. Scheduled Review of 500 Series Policies – Students, Phase II 4. Revised Policy 213 – School Board, School Board Committees 5. Revised Policy 707 – Noninstructional Operations and Business Services, Purchasing 6. Revised Policy 708 – Noninstructional Operations and Business Services, Expense Reimbursement 7. Revised Policy 902 – Community Relations, Use of School District Facilities and Equipment ANNOUNCEMENTS Dr. Dressen noted a sign-up sheet for School Board representation at the upcoming community meetings on the

Copies of the Bid Documents are available at American Reprographics Company, 2007 E. 24th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404 (612) 722-230. Both a deposit check in the amount of $70 and a non-refundable check in the amount of $30 made out to “Independent School District #273” for each set is required. A refund of $70 will be sent to set holders if sets are returned in good condition within ten calendar days to American Reprographics Company. Bids should be addressed to Margo Bauck, Director of Business Services, Edina Public Schools. The envelope must be clearly marked and indicate the contents. Late bids will be returned unopened. Make proposals on bid forms in Project Manual, submit a certified check or bidder’s bond payable to the District in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond and Performance Bond. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within thirty (30) days after the date of opening bids without the consent of the Board of Education. Independent School District #273 reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in

bidding or advertisement; also to select the bid which best meets the needs of the District pursuant to M.S. 471.6161, subd.3. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #273 Margo Bauck, Director of Business Services (Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D1-SouthViewBids

Probate Notice (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE/MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION Court File No. 27-PA-PR-12-336 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of David A. Holland, Deceased TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No Will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is hereby given that informal appointment of Jean C. Vilipski, whose address is 7520 Cahill Road, #215A, Edina, MN 55439, as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, has been made. 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 and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Probate Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: March 15, 2012 Julie Peterson Registrar Filed March 15, 2012 Mark S. Thompson District Court Administrator Pro se Attorney (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D1-HollandProbate

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NEXT WEEK IIn the March 29 Sun-Current, read John Sherman’s recollections of Edina’s glory years in the state boys basketball tournament.

Katybeth Biewen Edina High’s senior guard finished her four-year varsity career with an even 1,400 points as she led the Hornets to third place in the state Class 4A tournament last weekend. She was named to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team.

State title up for grabs Minnesota high school sports March Madness ends this weekend as the state Class 4A boys basketball tournament convenes at Target Center. Defending champion Hopkins (28-1) is the top seed. The Royals were scheduled to play Woodbury in the quarterfinals March 21. Winner of that game advances to the semifinals against either No. 4 seed Osseo or Duluth East at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22. In the lower bracket, Eden Prairie met No. 3 seeded Eastview and No. 2 Lakeville North played Moorhead in quarterfinal games. Winners of those lower-bracket games meet in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday. State Class 4A championship game is 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

All-star basketball Many of the state’s top senior players will appear in the 30th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series a week after the state tournament. Forty of the state’s outstanding senior players will compete in the event. Doubleheaders will be Friday, March 30, at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University and Saturday, March 31, at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul. Friday’s Blue-Gold game starts at 7 p.m. followed by the MaroonGreen game at 8:45. Saturday’s schedule will include games at 2:15 and 4 p.m. – Compiled by Greg Kleven

Marshall Everson The former Edina High boys hockey captain had a big year with the Harvard University men’s team. Everson was one of the scoring leaders with 33 points on 13 goals and 20 assists. The Crimson finished the season 13-10-11 overall.

Lindsey Johnson Johnson closed her high school girls basketball career in style, scoring 14 points in a 52-43 state Class 4A victory over Eastview March 17. Edina set a school record for wins, finishing 27-5 overall. Edina High forward Lindsey Johnson drives against Shamika Hopkins of Duluth East during the Hornets’ 5046 win in the first round of the state Class 4A tournament March 14 at Target Center. (Photo by John Sherman – Sun Newspapers)

Hornets finish on high note BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Saturday, March 17, was not only St. Patrick’s Day, but a homecoming for Edina High girls basketball coach Matt Nilsen, as well. Nilsen returned to his college roots, Concordia University in St. Paul, to coach the third-place game of the state Class 4A tournament. Nilsen enjoyed many big wins on the Gangelhoff Center floor during his playing days at Concordia, and he enjoyed another one Saturday as the Hornets closed the season with a win over Eastview. “It was fun going back to Concordia,” said Nilsen. “I played the first game ever in this building.”

The Hornets played a nearly flawless game to take third place. “The first two games of the state tournament, the load fell on the shoulders of Katybeth Biewen and M.C. McGrory,” said Nilsen. “In the third place game, Madeline Rodriguez and Lindsey Johnson stepped up. We got more people involved.” By defeating Eastview 52-43, the Hornets set a school record for victories, finishing 27-5 overall. “It was a nice end to the season,” said Nilsen. “I couldn’t ask for more than we got from this group. Katybeth moved into third place on our all-time scoring list with an even 1,400 points. She is our STATE: TO PAGE 29

Bart Larson Larson, the former head hockey coach at Edina-West and Edina High Schools won the Cliff Gustafson Award from the Minnesota Hockey Coaches’ Association. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to hockey. Larson shared his hockey skills with youth at hockey camps for many years.

MC McGrory Edina High’s junior guard started the state Class 4A girls basketball tournament with a bang, scoring 26 points in the Hornets’ 50-46 win over Duluth East. At the conclusion of the tourney, McGrory was named to the Wells Fargo AllTournament Team.


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Hornets hit 20-win mark for 2011-12 hoops season Hopkins downs Edina 69-55 for section title BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Going into its Class 4A, Section 6 championship game with Edina March 13, the Hopkins High boys basketball team had some patchwork to do. Senior forward Zach Stahl, a three-year starter and frontline stalwart, was held out of the game for unspecified reasons. That meant head coach Kenny Novak Jr. had to scramble, and he inserted his sixth man, 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Jacob Wright, into the lineup in Stahl’s place. What did Wright do? He threw strikes from the outside, draining four three-pointers in the second half, as Hopkins won 69-55. Wright finished with 18 points. “I was a little bit worried,” said Novak after the game. “Without Zach, our rotation changes. Jacob can stretch the defense, but we lose some rebounding and defense when Zach isn’t out there. “If you’re going to win, you have to defend and you have to board.” It also helps if you have a point guard like Siyani Chambers. The 5-foot-11 senior slashed through the Edina defense for a game-high 24 points. He hit a layup late in the first half to give his team a 35-26 lead at intermission. In one second-half stretch, he made three consecutive layups to boost the Royals’ lead to 51-41. “It was different, playing without Zach,” said Chambers. “On the fast break,

I was just trying to make plays. If the defense had stepped up on me, I would have dished it instead of going in for the layup. “Everybody hit big shots tonight. It’s very exciting to go back to state. Every year is a new year.” This is Chambers’ fourth trip to state, and the other three times Hopkins won the Class 4A title. The 2012 tournament is special for the Chambers family because Siyani Chambers’ brother Kamali, a sophomore, is a key contributor off the bench. Demetrius Martin, who starts at guard with Siyani Chambers, is a proven winner with state experience. “Everybody had to step up, scoring and especially on the boards,” Martin said. “Jacob [Wright] hit those big shots.” Edina head coach Pat Dorsey praised Hopkins in the hallway outside his locker room. “They showed tonight why they are the best team,” said Dorsey. “They recovered loose balls in the paint and kicked them outside for three-pointers. All of their players were very active to the ball.” Did Stahl’s absence affect Edina? “Maybe, maybe not,” said Dorsey. “We knew they would be good with or without him. They probably got a little bit faster with the kids who were on the floor.” “Edina’s a good team,” said Novak. “We let Reggie Lynch get the ball in deep a few times, and he’s going to hurt you down there.” Lynch, Edina’s 6-9 junior center, might have prospered from Stahl’s absence, HOOPS: TO NEXT PAGE

Edina High junior forward Mark Handberg leans back looking for a rebound after colliding with Hopkins junior forward Phil Stribling during the Class 4A, Section 6 boys basketball title game March 13 at Osseo High. Handberg grabbed the rebound, but Edina lost the game 69-55. (Photo by John Sherman – Sun Newspapers)

Kreidler paces Flyers to fourth in state adapted floor hockey South Suburban squad finishes 10-5-1 BY GREG KLEVEN - SUN NEWSPAPERS Richfield High senior Karen Kreidler capped her adapted floor hockey career in style scoring eight goals in three state tournament games March 16-17 at Bloomington Jefferson High School. Kreidler helped her South Suburban Flyers team place fourth at state in the Physically Impaired (PI) Division. The Flyers are composed of high school players from Richfield, Edina, Bloomington and Eden Prairie. South Suburban defeated BrainerdPillager 9-4 in Friday’s quarterfinals.

The Flyers lost to eventual state champion, the Robins, 8-1 in Saturday’s semifinals. The Robins represent Hopkins, the Robbinsdale schools and Mound Westonka. South Suburban concluded tournament play with an 8-5 loss to AnokaHennepin in the third-place game later that day. South Suburban finished with a 10-5-1 record. The Flyers were second in the South Division with an 8-1-1 record during the regular season. “We finished the season strong at state,” said Flyers coach Dan Slinden. “We worked hard as a team. “Kreidler scored eight goals in the tournament and is our team’s career scoring leader with 228 goals. She was

named to the all-state tournament team along with Kennedy junior Dequan Williams.” Williams supplied three goals and four assists in the tournament. He is the team’s career assists leader in that category with 80. The Flyers scored six times in the third period to pull out a 9-4 victory over Brainerd-Pillager in the quarterfinals. Kreidler supplied four goals and one assist. Williams and ninth-grader Alexei Dickinson had two goals and three assists each. Senior Nicholas Nieson and ninthgrader Jacob Yancy collected one assist apiece. Kreidler scored the Flyers’ lone goal

during an 8-1 loss to the Robins in the semifinals. The Robins went on to defeat Dakota United 7-2 in the title game. South Suburban goalie Christopher Reichel made 24 saves. The Flyers settled for fourth-place honors. South Suburban lost 8-5 to Anoka-Hennepin in final-round action. Kreidler led the Flyers’ offense with three goals and two assists. Williams and freshman winger Andrew Mortinson scored one goal each. Goalie Reichel stopped 13 shots. “Sophomore Daniel Schmitz did a good job at defense for us this season and Reichel played well in goal,” said coach Slinden. “I was very happy with the way our season went.”

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State FROM PAGE 27 all-time leader in steals and assists. “I am proud of the way M.C. bounced back from a concussion that kept her out of the lineup for nine games. She was hitting her stride in the state tournament.” In the third-place game, Biewen scored 21 points. Lindsey Johnson hit five-of-seven shots from the field and sank all four of her free throws for 14 points. McGrory added six and Julia Good scored five.

Opening victory The Hornets opened the state tourney March 14 with a 50-46 win over the Duluth East Greyhounds. It was a tight game from start to finish, and Edina didn’t really lock it up until Julia Good made two free throws for a four-point lead with only three seconds remaining in the second half. Duluth East took an early 19-9 lead before the Hornets settled into the game. Edina stormed back to tie the score 21-21 on a basket by McGrory, and then – Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Edina Sun-Current

Johnson hit a baseline jumper to put Edina on top 23-21. That was the score at halftime. “We didn’t shoot well the first half [23.5 percent],” said Nilsen. It was a close second half as the teams traded baskets and leads. With the score 44-44, McGrory took over. She scored the next four Edina points for a 48-46 lead. Julia Good pulled down a big defensive rebound at the end. A quick foul set up her clinching free throws. “We had four free throws at the end of the game, and I don’t think any of them touched the rim,” said Nilsen. For the game, Edina made 15 of 19 free throws. Duluth East went zero-forsix from the foul line. McGrory had a big game with 26 points and Biewen added 16 points. Johnson was next with six points.

Semifinal blues In an evenly matched state semifinal March 15, Edina lost to Osseo 57-47. “If you look at the stats, we had more rebounds, more points in the paint, more fast break points and fewer turnovers than Osseo,” said Nilsen. However, the Orioles made 19 of 24

free throws to Edina’s 10-for-13 effort. McGrory led the Hornets, scoring 20 points and converting six of seven free throws. Biewen added 16 points for Edina and Johnson scored five. Olivia Antilla led Osseo with 17 points. “Osseo is a big, strong, athletic team,” said Nilsen. “We hung in there with them, even though we didn’t shoot particularly well.”

Final thoughts After Hopkins defeated Osseo 77-55 to win the state Class 4A title March 17, Biewen and McGrory were named to the 10-girl All-State team that also included Hopkins players Taylor Anderson, Nia Coffey, Sydney Coffey and T.T. Starks. “I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team,” said Nilsen. “It’s crazy to be looking ahead already, but next year we have the potential to be a tremendous defensive team.” The Hornets will miss the leadership of Biewen, Julia Good and Johnson, the senior starters, but McGrory and Rodriguez will return along with Vivian Engen, Shannon Good, Hailey Merrill and a good group of JV players.


Hoops FROM PREVIOUS PAGE although Hopkins’ 6-5 senior forward, Nick Jorgensen, fought hard for inside position. Lynch led Edina with 16 points while junior guard Graham Woodward scored 14. Mark Handberg and Marley Allison each chipped in with nine points for the Hornets, who finished the season 20-9. “Edina comes at you a number of different ways,” said Novak. “Woodward has to be one of the best point guards in the state, and Lynch will block some shots. They’re always tough.” As the Royals (28-1) prepare for their run at a fourth consecutive state title, Novak knows there is work to do in practice. With Stahl possibly missing the tournament, underclassmen such as Wright, Kamali Chambers, Stephon Sharpe and Phil Stribling will be thrust into more prominent roles. Stahl’s potential absence also means that the other four starters, Jorgensen, Martin, Siyani Chambers and Jamal Davis, will have to be on their game at Target Center.


EDINA U12B GREEN WINS DISTRICT 6 AND REGIONAL TOURNAMENT! Congratulations Edina U12B Green for winning both the District 6 tournament playoff in February and their Regional Tournament March 2-4 in Cottage Grove! Team members include: Anella Benjamin, Kristina Collins, Kate Cote, Molly DeVoe, Sarah Duggan, Bergen Kobienia, Grace Hendricks, Eva Hendrikson, Sydney Hentges, Julianne Logan, Kristen Miller, Lauren Olsen, Ellen O’Neill, Elizabeth Opp, Jackie Paule and Ella Romanelli. Coaches: Sean Duggan, Erik Hendrikson, Guy Logan, Nick Olsen, Jim O’Neill and Bob Paule.

CONGRATULATIONS EDINA BOYS 6B TRAVELING BASKETBALL TEAM! They took 2nd place in the Grade State Championship Tournament in the 6A bracket. This was the culmination of a very successful season, having won 6 prior tournaments. Players include: (1st row L to R) Kristian Donahue, Max Hanson, Dylan Etzwiler, Dom Ingram, Harry Tuttle, (2nd row L to R): Coach Nate Grover, Kai Vickman, AJ Card, Charlie Wood, Jake Garrison, Prasoon Sinha, Asst. Coach Bill Garrison.


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est 1999

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MN Lic BC20122701

Tile Drywall Trim Cabinets Doors Windows Baths Flooring Randy 612-281-8930

Patios, Walks, Retaining Walls Shrubbery Removal & Replacement Shrubs, Trees, Perennials Planted Deco. Rock, Edging, Brush/Buckthorn Clearing Mulch Installation (Many Varieties) Complete Landscape Renovation & Design

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Water Features & Pavers.

30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator



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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


A German Craftsman

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St. Christoper Decorating Old World Craftsmanship/24 Yrs

Int Painting/faux/Rlph Lauren Expert Cabinet Refinishing Wallpaper Installation

A Family Operated Bus.

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586 Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156 Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 32 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB TOP QUALITY ROOFING


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952-451-7151 Ins/Bonded


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Why Wait Roofing LLC



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Fully Licensed & Insured “We take pride in our work”


Lic #20156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty Tree Service


15% Spring Discount

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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Any & All Home Repairs


35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612



AJ's Tree Service Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

Special $89/with ad!

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15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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Tree Service

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Upholstery & Slipcovers

Affordable Custom Uphols Upholstery – Slipcovers Visa/MC Jan 612-824-7376


Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444 Window Cleaning Professionally Done. Most Houses $89. 952-454-8445


Tree Service

High Risk Climbing, Stump Grinding and Storm Clean Up ng 20% Sopurint Disc


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Cemetery Lots

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden $7,000 for all. 320-243-3165



BR Set: Qn. size, light wood, bkcase hdbrd, triple drssr, 2 nite stands. Mint cond! $400. 952-831-2998

Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 Pine Log Handmade Twin vaults w/companion head- Loft Bed $500or OBO 763stone. Value $8,990. Asking 559-9344. $4,300/BO. 218-828-3608 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins, MN. 2 side by side plots, $950 ea. 602-861-8082


Collectibles & Art

'91 World Champion MN Twins – Bobbleheads, full set (26). New – in original pkg., $599. Call 952-927-0788

Estate Sales

EDEN PRAIRIE 11003 Bell Oaks Estates Fri., March 23 (8:30-5:30) #'s Friday at 8am

Beautiful fine art! HH furnishings, quality furniture, patio furniture, sporting goods, & much more! EDINA - 5210 Villa Way Antiqs, furn, collectibles, 50” HD TV, DR sets, more!

3/22 (1-7); 3/23-25 (9-7) HAM LAKE

1141 133rd Lane NE Sat., March 24 (8:30-4:30)

Misc. Wanted


  WANTED   Hifi/stereo equip., HAM, & misc. old electronics. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys


952-933-0200 Musical Instuments


Piano player: mahog. Upright. $849 612-377-4715


Sat., March 24 (8:30-4:30)

Garage Sales this week Bloomington


Estate 3/24 (8-4); 3/25 (104) Furn, tools, china, HH, misc. 9219 Chicago Ave So.



Moving Sale: Furn, Antiq, HH, Fri 3/23 (12-5), Sat 3/24 (8-4) 6800 Oliver Ave S

#'s Saturday at 8am

Sun., March 25 (8:30-3:30) Model car collection, die cast items, Coca-Cola & vintage memorabilia, high quality furniture & furnishings

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Lic # 20431519BC



Ideal Tree Service Tree Removal, Tree Trimming

Roofing • Siding • Windows

*A One Man Company* 30 yrs exp. Call Steve 612-788-5558 Lic#4040


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763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Tree Service


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

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests


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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984

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Commercial and residential pressure washing Decks strip & seal, roof washing, house washing, concrete cleaning and staining. Full exterior washing.




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Boat Services, Storage & Slips

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Call JP at 651-695-3783


Sporting Goods & Misc

Personal Gun Collection for Sale. High quality! Call for pricing. 612-408-0222

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets




Peeka & Boo, 2 sweet & beautiful, bro & sis, orange tabby cats, together only to a special loving home. All tests/shots/spay/neut. $75 for both. Jerry 952-888-9524


Family Care


Child Care Wanted

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Rental Information

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Home Health Aides Needed! Earn $10.00-$12.00/hr. helping Seniors in their homes. Seeking HHA's for eve, o/n, wknd shifts. Fluent English + car required. Apply online at:



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Help Wanted/ Full Time

Thomas Allen Inc.:

Registered Nurse: South St. Paul, Burnsville, Bloomington Registered Nurse 5-6 hrs/wk can be split into two positions. Must be RN, Driver's Lic, Insur, clean record, own vehicle. Prefer 3 years experience with developmental Disabled or seniors. Contact: Sandy Q, Fax resume 651-450-7923

Biz-2-Biz Interviewing Home Based Business mktg experience. No home calling. 15+hrs/ wk avail from your home. M-F days. $13-$18/hr. Call 952-252-6000

Contractor Drivers Independent Contractor with own Dock, Cube or Sprinter.

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Social Services

9100 Apartments & Condos For Rent

Health Care

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Open House from 9am to 11am on Wednesday for Food

Crew Leads/Crew Members Needed

Prescription Landscape is looking for energetic and motivated persons to join our production teams. We have openings at both locations, Crystal and St. Paul. Job duties include operating mowing equipment, physical labor; up to and including bending, kneeling and lifting up to 45 lbs, and other duties as assigned. Seasonal and year-round positions available. Year-round positions include snow and ice management; plowing, shoveling, etc. Experience helpful but not required, on the job training available. Some positions require a valid and clean driver's license. Pre-employment drug/alcohol testing required. Compensation: $10.00-$18.00 pending experience. For more information visit our web site at: or email sueleatherman@ or phone Sue at 651-379-4713




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Thomas Allen Inc.: Program Counselor (Richfield)

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Volunteer Programs

Local Stipend Volunteer Position

The Senior Companion Program is looking for women age 55+ willing to be a friendly visitor to those who are isolated and homebound. Need to commit minimum 15 hours per week, be comfortable driving and working independently. Reimbursement for time, meals, and travel.

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Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada

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


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PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM COMPLETELY 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.

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