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E DINA ✹ D ECEMBER 30, 2010



Vol. 33, No. 51

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


From Cornelia to City Council, Sprague driven by community

Edina students all in a lather to help Haiti


Highlands Elementary School leads Soap 4 Hope drive to fight spread of Cholera

Realtor Josh Sprague thought he found the right fixer-upper to move his young family into in Edina. The rambler on West 70th Street needed work inside and out but put his growing brood in the Edina School District and was across the street from a park. But trips to Arneson Acres Park were problematic. “I tried to cross the street with my kids in the stroller and no one would stop,” said Sprague. “It was Josh Sprague


Highlands Elementary School teacher Michael Seaman talks with first-grader Lauren Levoir as he prepares 1,100 pounds of soap collected at the school for shipment to Haiti Tuesday morning, Dec. 21. For Christmas, Lauren asked Santa for more soap to send to the nation fighting a Cholera outbreak. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers)

ridiculous. I thought there’s got to be a better way to do this for pedestrians.” As the Cornelia area newcomer met his neighbors, he learned the city of Edina planned to reconstruct the street but without the trafficcalming and pedestrian-friendly measures to improve safety and quality of life. He got involved. Now nearly five years and countless hours of community service later, he’ll join the Edina City Council.

Highlands Elementary School first-grader Lauren Levoir wanted just one thing this Christmas. “I asked Santa for soap for Haiti,” said Lauren. “They need a bunch of soap so I asked him for some more.” Lauren and other students at the Edina school began collecting soap in early December to help fight the spread of Cholera in the Caribbean nation. They prepared their first Soap 4 Hope SOAP DRIVE: TO PAGE 18

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Christmas in Afghanistan An Edina resident is making the most of this holiday season while stationed away from home. U.S. Army Cpl. Tim Wolff built a makeshift Christmas tree from pieces of scrap wood found on his base near Kandahar, Afghanistan. His parents Raymond and Mary Wolff sent some green paint and strings of lights to finish the tree. Wolff, a 2007 Edina High School graduate, is part of a security team on base working with military K-9 Rocky, who is trained in explosives detection. “I told my son that this was the most beautiful Christmas tree I had ever seen as it projects more meaning, emotion and hope than one could otherwise find here in our homes and shopping malls,” said Mary. (Submitted photo)

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Art Center staff display work in annual show


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BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS Each year, nearly 7,000 children, teens and adults take classes and workshops at the Edina Art Center. And when the approximately 50 faculty members aren’t leading lessons, they’re working on their own craft. They’ll display their art in the annual Faculty Exhibit, which opens with a reception 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Foss Gallery at the Edina Art Center. Anne Spooner, who’s participating in the show, said she draws some of her inspiration from young students at the Edina Art Center. “I really enjoy working with them and seeing what they create,” said Spooner, who teaches in the youth Art Academy.

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“They have an ability to be very spontaneous and with free with what they’re doing.” Spooner said animals, a popular subject for children, are also popping up in her paintings and clay work. “I’ll show them what I’m doing sometimes, but I feel like I’m influenced by what they’re doing too,” said Spooner, who’s been working in a bird theme lately. She said the birds, as guardians of the trees, symbol-

ize messages of compassion, healing, hope and protection. Spooner, who is also program and gallery coordinator for the Edina Art Center, said each faculty member is invited to exhibit one or two of their creations in the show. Their works include drawings, paintings, pottery, jewelry, mosaic artwork, sculpture, photography, media arts and more. “It’s a nice way for the student to see the instructors’ work, and for a person who might be interested in classes the quality of work our instructors produce,” said Spooner. Much of the faculty work shown will be available for purchase. The exhibition continues through Wednesday, Feb. 16. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Edina Art Center also has an annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition each fall.


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The city of Edina is working with the Recycling Association of Minnesota on the second-annual Recycle Your Holidays, a lights recycling program. The Recycling Association, in partnership with WCCO-TV, Xcel Energy and Ace Hardware, began the holiday lights recycling effort in 2009. “Last year, 100,000 pounds of holiday lights were recycled through the holiday light recycling program. This year, the goal is 200,000,” said Solvei Wilmot, city of Edina recycling coordinator. “Add to the pounds and benefit the environment by recycling your holiday lights.” Residents are encouraged to replace their old lights with energy-efficient LED lights and recycle the old strands. Switching to LED lights will not only save energy, but also save consumers money on home energy costs. Many utility companies and hardware stores offer rebates on LED lights. Recycle Your Holidays recycles every part of a light string – from light bulbs to copper. Edina Residents can drop off holiday light strings until Saturday, Jan. 1, at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., or Concord Elementary School, 5900 Concord Ave. Strings may also be mailed directly to the Recycling Association of Minnesota, P.O. Box 14497, St. Paul, MN 55114. Info:

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Twenty-eight years later, Mazoral earns his way in Newly elected legislator to be sworn in Jan. 4 BY NICK CLARK • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Rep. Pat Mazoral (41B, R) was voted into the Minnesota House this year, defeating DFL incumbent Paul Rosenthal. (Photo by Nick Clark • Sun Newspapers)

The call came into suburban New Orleans Nov. 2 with the news that Pat Mazoral had waited nearly three decades to share with his parents. The newly elected State Representative from House District 41B, Mazoral delivered the news to his parents in their Manderville, La., residence with a phone call to his mother, who then relayed the message to his father, Earl, who himself was too weak to take the call. Earl nodded in acknowledgement, Mazoral said, one of his final acts before succumbing to the cancer two short days later. The emotions, as you would expect, were mixed for Mazoral. But knowing his father was alive long enough to hear the news of his success was of some comfort. “In the weeks leading up to his diagnosis of cancer, he was very supportive

the summer and eventually claiming victory over DFL incumbent Paul Rosenthal. “The thing that really got me to run again was to see that we weren’t leaving what I saw as a big bill for our children,” Mazoral said. “That is where having children I think really changes perspective a bit. You have a couple of people that you have raised and love, and it just didn’t seem moral what we were doing.” In the next two years, he’ll have his opportunity to do something about it. For the first time in decades, the Republican Party has a majority in both the House and Senate. The immediate task at hand for all involved is to find a way to meet the constitutional mandate of erasing a record deficit in the state’s budget. But first, he had to determine how to get to where that difficult decision would be made. Mazoral holds a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

and always wanted to talk about how the campaign was going,” Mazoral said last week from his new office inside the State Office Building adjacent to the Minnesota State Capitol. “Throughout my life, he was very supportive of what I as doing, so it was nice he was able to hear the news.” No question he had waited long enough to find out. Mazoral, a Republican, originally ran for a State Senate position in 1982, losing to current Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman in that race. In the 28 years since, Mazoral had focused his work on a career that began in law and transitioned into the financial services industry. A father of two grown daughters, Mazoral decided to get back into politics with the direct charge of making sure his children aren’t writing checks to cover up the mistakes currently being made in government. So with the blessing of both his kids, as well as his wife, Barbara, Mazoral dived back into the political spotlight this past year, campaigning throughout


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District’s programs make water-friendly landscaping projects more affordable It’s cold, the ground is frozen and covered with snow, and the holiday season is, sadly, is nearly over. January in Minnesota can be a bleak time indeed. But the days are already getting longer, and spring is on its way. It’s a great time to be planning this year’s landscaping projects, and funds are now available to help with the cost. Over the past year, these columns have focused on the ways homeowners can help keep our water resources clean. Hopefully we all recognize that storm water runoff from our properties – and the pollutants it carries – ends up in lakes and streams and how we design and manage our landscapes affects water quality and downstream flooding. In essence, protecting our water resources is a civic and personal responsibility. Such projects cost money, of course. And while you may have thought they sounded like great ideas, it just wasn’t in the budget. Well, with the goal of protecting and improving our water resources, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District wants to help and is offering grants to share the cost of landscaping projects that have water quality and quantity benefits. The Stormwater Best Management Practices Program provides financial and technical assistance for residents who install “water-friendly” practices that help keep runoff from reaching our lakes, streams, and wetlands. Things like raingardens, designed as beautiful flower gardens or integrated into shrub beds and other landscape plantings, to infiltrate water on-site and add beauty to our landscapes; pervious pavements to reduce runoff from driveways, sidewalks, and

JIM CALKINS Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board of Managers president patios; and rain barrels and other runoff collection and reuse systems that capture runoff for later use and thereby reduce stress on municipal water systems and landscape irrigation costs. The Shoreline and Streambank Stabilization Program promotes plant-based approaches for stabilizing critical areas where water meets land. Eligible projects include vegetated shorelines and replacing riprap with deep-rooted plants that help stabilize shorelines, filter pollutants from runoff, keep water temperatures cool, prevent eroded sediments from clouding our lakes and streams, and provide critical habitat for plants and animals that dwell near or in the water. Both programs will launch next month and provide costshare funding on a competitive basis with multiple application cycles per year. There’s also a related program that provides grants of up to $2,000 for replacing failing septic systems. Improved water quality, less flooding, enhanced wildlife habitat, reduced water use, enhanced landscape aesthetics, and cost savings – clearly, designing our landscapes to better manage runoff from rainfall and snowmelt is more than just a winwin scenario. Whether you design your landscape projects with pencil and paper or sophisticated software, now is the time to start drawing or clicking! And check with Aldis Kurmis, the CALKINS: TO NEXT PAGE

Life goes on under ground, ice in winter The flowers have fallen asleep now, just a few kinds turned to berries. The snow swirls silently across bare spaces in the ice. Birds have fled us, and even most animals are unavailable for our entertainment. It might be time to look harder for some Edina natural history: under the ground and under the ice. The ground does conceal some quiet drama. We’ll start quite low down. Here, way under the dirt, your yard is made up of lava. It’s left over from the era when Minnesota had volcanic eruptions. Since this violent period ended about 1.1 billion years ago, there’s no need to worry. It won’t come back. Moving up a little toward the surface, some dinosaur bones are probably down there from about 200 million to 65 million years ago. Mammoth and mastodon remains, laid down about 9,500 years ago, could be snoozing on top of them. And from as recently as a couple hundred years ago, you could find wolf and deer bones in your yard too. But none of us will be digging down to find this kind of ancient excitement. Why? Because there is too much stuff over it – a thick layer of about 50 to 150 feet of glacial till in Edina. Even if you did dig up your whole yard with heavy equipment you might find nothing anyway, since the nearest dinosaur could just happen to be under the neighbor’s yard across the street. So, don’t try this at home. This thick layer of glacial till in your yard came from the glacier as it shoved and scraped across Edina. When this layer was laid down, it was mostly rocks, pebbles, sand and other debris. This has been broken

JEANNIE K. HANSON Friends of the Edina Nature Center into dirt very slowly over the last 10,000 years by mosses, lichens and plant roots with the help of some animal fertilizer. The process isn’t over yet either. There are still rocks under your yard’s dirt that were once part of the glacier. They continue to weather down there, very slowly, through chemical action, and will later make more dirt for you. Moving higher up under the blanket of snow but still within the glacial till are the worms. They crawled down there below the frost last fall for winter safety. And in the very top layer, what you would consider your yard itself, are buried squirrels’ nuts, seed stashes of other rodents and maybe a hibernating chipmunk or two. This layer, though frozen, can still be scratched at successfully by little paws. And what’s under the ice that covers our ponds and lakes? Over the lava and the glacial till lies muck. It’s made up of dead vegetation, along with whatever flowed into the pond or lake via the storm sewers. Nestled into this muck are snapping turtles, carp and algae, all in rest mode but definitely alive. The ice layer above them is thick enough to make it very cozy, really too cozy, since there isn’t much dissolved oxygen in winter water. The small fish have died, and this is why the fishing lakes in Edina are re-stocked each spring. Now we’ll wait until then.


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Mazoral FROM PAGE 5 This past summer, he accepted a spot as senior vice president for university relations at Bethel University in St. Paul, and now he’s a 61-year-old freshman in the Minnesota’s House of Representatives. The official first days on the job won’t come until after he is sworn in Jan. 4, but orientation is under way, and it’s come with the typical challenges presented to freshmen of any age. “It’s kind of jaw-dropping,” said Mazoral. “You earn your way in here, and you earn your way out. My hope is I do enough to earn the right to stay on.” The Leadership of the House is certainly putting him in a position to succeed. Committee designations were finalized last week, and Mazoral landed on four separate committees that will each utilize his 30-plus years of experience in the business world. Mazoral was named to the Civil Law Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee and the Higher Education Committee. “All the committee assignments reflect my career,” Mazoral said. “I was asked what my preferences would be, but certainly there were no guarantees. I suspect that part of those selections were because I am an older legislator,


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and I have had careers in those areas. It’s not like I’m reaching out for something I might have an interest in, which is exciting, because I believe I’ll be able to have some valuable insight with what I will be working on.” That would be, in essence, helping to take care of his own backyard. He was born in Louisiana and moved to Pittsburgh when he was five. Two years later, the family moved to Bloomington, and other than a few stops for college, he’s never left. He was a member of Bloomington Kennedy’s second graduating class, and both of his daughters graduated from Bloomington Jefferson. “My heart is and always has been in Bloomington,” Mazoral said. When he was a kid, it was just a mile walk to old Metropolitan Stadium. Building a new stadium is expected to be considered in the 2011 session. Mazoral admitted when it comes to a new Vikings home, he’s prepared to listen – something he said he will be doing a lot of in the early days of his first term. “My ears will be open,” he said. “There is a lot to soak in. This whole thing, even walking in here today, the reaction is, ‘wow.’ It’s an honor to be able to be a part of something like this, but now that I’m here, I have a responsibility to my district and, really, to the entire state of Minnesota. My intention is to stay true to why I told people to elect me for this office, and that is what I intend to do.”

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Fire report The Edina Fire Department responded to the following incidents Dec. 13-19. Dec. 13 – A stovetop fire was reported at a home on the 3200 block of West 60th Street. A wicker basket had been set on top of the stove and the pilot light ignited the basket. The resident extinguished the fire with the sink sprayer. Firefighters ventilated smoke from the home and made sure there was no extension to the surrounding area. There were 13 incidents requiring Emergency Medical Service (EMS) by paramedic firefighters.

Firefighters also investigated a fire alarm set off by a pull station and a carbon monoxide alarm malfunction. Dec. 14 – An early morning house fire caused the death of a woman on the 7200 block of Lanham Lane. A second person was awoken by a smoke alarm and escaped through a second-story window. Firefighters found flames engulfing the basement and ground level of the two-story home. Fire crews from St. Louis Park, Richfield, Hopkins, Bloomington and Eden Prairie assisted Edina crews. There were eight incidents requiring EMS, one vehicle crash with injuries in the underground garage of an apartment building on the 6400 block of Barrie Road, and two false fire alarms. Dec. 15 – A carbon monoxide alarm alerted homeowners on the 5600 block of Dalymple Road to an unsafe situation. A car had been left running in the garage and forgotten until the alarm went off. Windows were opened prior to the 911 call. Paramedics checked the residents for carbon monoxide in their blood stream and firefighters measured zero levels in the home after ventilation.

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Humane Society switching to surrender-by-appointment policy BY SUE WEBBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS The Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley is asking the community to partner with them on a new method for giving up animals for adoption. “We continue to see a disparity between the number of animals being surrendered and the number of people electing to adopt,” said Janelle Dixon, president and CEO of the Animal Humane Society. “We really need the community to be part of this. This is a community problem.” Humane Society officials announced Dec. 8 that beginning Jan. 2, 2011, the facility will accept animals only by appointment, a process that will include a discussion about why a pet owner is surrendering the animal and other options or resources available to them. The process also will include a physical examination and evaluation of the animal, and the results will be shared with the owner at the appointment. Dixon said the current walk-in system is time-consuming, often lengthens an animal’s stay at the shelter, and can lead to overcrowding and illness in the kennels.

“Our goal is to provide better care for animals and provide better homes for pets,” said Kathie Johnson, director of Animal Services at the AHS. The five Humane Societies – in Golden Valley, Buffalo, Coon Rapids, St. Paul and Woodbury — collectively take in more than 33,000 animals from the community on a walk-in basis each year, officials said. The number of cats taken in has reached crisis proportions, officials said: 21,000 felines a year, 64 percent of all the animals brought to the facility. “Animals often are left with us with little or no information on their health, their behavior or how they lived,” Johnson said. “That model creates a lot of uncertainty, and it causes undue stress on the animals.” The new animal admissions model is part of an initiative called Bound for Home, focused on reducing euthanasia. The facility’s rate of euthanasia was reduced by seven percent in 2009, officials said. “We can provide options and resources to help people keep their pets at home,” Johnson said. “There are options people are not always aware of.

[Animal] behavior can be challenging for a family, but often can be easy to solve.” Ray Aboyan, chief operating officer at the Animal Human Society, said officials at the facility researched the new model by visiting similar operations in Portland, San Diego and New York. “Each has had success,” Aboyan said. “The community embraced the change.” None of the other facilities has found that the new model leads to an increase in abandoned animals, Aboyan said. In the spring of 2011, Humane Society officials plan to offer a mobile and affordable spay and neuter program in partnership with a private practice veterinarian. The Humane Society will continue to accept stray animals, officials said. “The goal is to reunite animals with their owners,” Johnson said. If someone who finds a stray animal is unable to keep it until the owner is located, Johnson said, “We will hold the pet here.” Anyone wishing to surrender an animal may call for an appointment at the Animal Admissions Center: 763-4124969.

Janelle Dixon, president and CEO of the Animal Humane Society, announced changes that will take place at all five of the AHS locations on Jan. 1, 2011. (Photo by Sue Webber • Sun Newspapers)

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Hopkins School District focuses on having healthy reserve fund BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS Hopkins Public Schools’ general fund balance has continued to grow, according to a district audit presented to the School Board Dec. 16. Hopkins’ general fund undesignated balance increased from $11.2 million to $11.6 million in fiscal year 2009-10, according to the audit. This figure represents 12.9 percent of the district’s total expenditures. Hopkins’ fund balance has grown steadily since the district emerged from statutory operating debt in fiscal year 2006-7. At the end of the 2005-06 school year, the fund balance was in the red 4.6 percent, indicating debt. The fund balance increased to 1.1 percent in 2007, 8.25 percent in 2008, 12.36 percent in 2009 and 12.9 percent this year. “That’s something that doesn’t just happen,” said Brady Hoffman, manager of LarsonAllen, which conducted the audit. “The board has made good decisions and righted the ship.” District businesses service director John Toop said the fund balance might appear too large to some community members, but that is not the case. In recent years, the state has been late in making funding payments to public districts, he said, requiring them to cover the gap with their own fund balances.

These payment shifts, as they are called, will continue to be a problem, Toop said, as Minnesota is facing a $6 billion-plus budget deficit. It’s important to have a healthy fund balance, he said, saying that Hopkins’ reserves were in line with many surrounding districts. In 2009-10, Hopkins’ actual expenditures came in at 3.3 percent less than the budgeted amount, the audit revealed. “This audit shows we’re fiscally sound and have good processes in place,” said School Board treasurer Wendy Donovan. Boardmember Ellen Dustman said she felt proud analyzing this year’s audit after all the struggles the district went through five years ago. “It’s remarkable all the work that’s been put in the last four or five years,” she said. Boardmember Warren Goodroad echoed those thoughts. “I feel pleased with the financial results,” he said. “It gives us a strong footing to go forward.” Who isn’t on a strong footing is the state. Payments to school districts comprise about 40 percent of Minnesota’s budget. With a $6 billion budget shortfall at the state level, there is no guarantee schools won’t face cuts. Board chair Yvonne Selcer recognized this fact when she was commending Hopkins’ audit results. “We call upon the Legislature to now step up and do their part,” she said.

Hopkins School Board sets 2011 tax levy With referendum OK’d, levy will go up 3.3 percent BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS As expected, the Hopkins School Board set the district’s final 2011 tax levy at $40.3 million – a 3.3-percent increase over the previous year. The board held its annual tax levy hearing prior to its Dec. 16 meeting and approved the levy later that evening. The 2011 tax levy would have been smaller than this year’s, but Hopkins voters approved a referendum in the November election, which will increase the levy. Voters approved a capital projects levy for curriculum and technology and a capital bond for safety and security improvements.

The capital projects levy will add $6.5 million annually to the total levy for the next 10 years. It will revoke and replace the current $3.5 million levy that was set to expire in 2012. The capital bond of $3 million is a one-time expenditure that will be repaid over the next 10 years – $360,000 annually. Though these two items will add to the levy, the district is planning to reduce other levies to lessen their impact on taxpayers. It plans to reduce the Health and Safety levy from $650,057 to $368,562. The Alternative Facilities levy will be reduced from $1.5 million to $150,000. With all increases and reductions factored in, the total levy represents an increase of 3.3 percent over 2010. Last year the board approved an 8.16-percent increase to the levy.


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Bren Road project set for spring Minnetonka to approve project near Edina border BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS The interchange at Highway 169 and Bren Road in Minnetonka might not be fun for rush hour drivers now, but things will get better. Minnetonka and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are partnering on a reconstruction project. It is located adjacent to Opus Business Park, home to United Health Group. Minnetonka director of community development Julie Wischnack said the project would likely come before the City Council for approval in January. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring – probably March or April. It will require closure of the bridge over 169, which will likely happen in June. Wischnack said the plan was to use accelerated bridge construction methods, adding the goal was to get it done in 90 days. “We want to get that done quickly,” she said. “It’s going to be a very phased approach so we can keep the ramps open as much as possible.” However, before the project starts, the city must acquire six commercial properties located at the site. Formal offers were presented to the property owners in August. Wischnack said the property acquisition step was still in progress, but that she was optimistic it would be complete in time for construction to start. Earlier this year, United Health Group began construction on a campus expansion, building an 11-story, 342,000 square-foot office building. The expansion is one of the reasons the Bren Road interchange needs to be improved. The area is already congested at times, and the heavy congestion a short distance south on Highway 169 at the Interstate 494 interchange in Eden Prairie doesn’t help. “169 is always congested – that’s not a new phenomenon,” Wischnack said. “The pain is happening at the same time. It’s going to be challenging.” About 12,000 people work in Opus Business Park. For updates and more information on the Bren Road project, visit


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LIBRARY CALENDAR Monday, Jan. 3 • Great Decisions: 2010 in Review, 4-5:30 p.m., Edina Library. Foreign policy consultant and local media commentator Tom Hanson will review the major world events of 2010 – Pakistan, Haiti, China and the Middle East.

Tuesday, Jan. 4 • What are Your Job Search Challenges?, 1-3 p.m., Southdale Library. Fast-track back into the job market. Ask specific questions and learn from others how to move past challenges. Networking, cover letters, résumés, interviewing and interview follow-up issues will be addressed. Registration required.

Wednesday, Jan. 5 • Teen Anime Club, 7-9 p.m., Southdale Library. Grades 7 and up. Can’t get enough anime? Join up to watch and review new anime episodes, share artwork and hang out with other anime fans. • 10-Minute Résumé Critique, 1-3 p.m., Southdale Library. Bring your résumé. Get tips and suggestions in a 10-minute, one-on-one critique for formatting, improving and customizing your résumé. Sign up on sheet on conference room door for an appointment on the day of the program.

Thursday, Jan. 6 • HealthWorks: Exercise One Step at a Time, 10:30 a.m., Southdale Library. Designed for the novice exerciser, learn no-fail ways to incorporate exercise into your daily activities one step at a time. Get started and maintain an exercise program that’s right for you.

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SENIOR CALENDAR Edina Senior Center Friday, Dec. 31 – Senior Center Closed. Monday, Jan. 3 – Trip Sign-up, 8 a.m.; Low Impact*, 8:15 a.m.; Sit Fit*, 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.; Singers, 1 p.m.; Harmonica Society, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 – Tap Dance**, 9 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m.; Computer Genealogy, 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Bowling, 1 p.m.; BZZ’s**, 1 p.m.; Canasta, 1 p.m.; Hearing Test, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 – Tap Dance**, 8 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 – Low Impact*, 8 a.m.; Gentle Yoga*, 9 a.m.; Computer Group, 9:30 a.m.; Thursday Book Club, 10 a.m.; Sit Fit*, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.; Needle Talk, 1 p.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m.; Caregivers Support Group, 1 p.m.

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BUSINESS Edina companies up for Freedom Award Minnesota soldiers have nominated two Edina businesses for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. During the holiday season, Minnesota National Guard and Reserve members have the opportunity to give the gift of thanks to civilian employers who go above and beyond in support of their military service by nominating them for the award. Nash Finch Company, 7600 France Ave. S., and Tiffany and Company, 3624 Galleria, are among 81 Minnesota employers to be nominated so far. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Fifteen employers will be selected from across the United States and territories for the award to be presented September 2011 in Washington, D.C.

COMMUNITY NOTES Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy of Edina was chosen by Minnesota Women’s Press as one of 10 “Changemakers of 2010,” which recognizes women who raise important issues, step up and make change. Kennedy is founder and executive director of World Without Genocide, which offers programs, workshops and conferences about genocides and other human rights abuses both past and present. Marit Louise Pavek of Edina received the Dean’s Choice Scholarship and Honors Scholarship at Kansas State University for the 2010-2011 school year. Edina resident Justin William Fennert graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in education and human sciences.


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Whole Foods FROM PAGE 1 east wall near the entrance to the shopping center off Parklawn Avenue. He wanted more visual interest added to the primarily brick façade. Council members were happy with the front of the store – the south end of the building facing into the parking lot — and landscaping measures along the west and north sides. Bruce Carlson, project coordinator with Mid-America Real Estate Group, said he would work with city staff to incorporate additional landscaping or signage on the east side before a building permit is issued. He asked for approval at the meeting to allow construction to begin when leases at Storables and Thomasville end in February. “It’s a very desirable occupancy to have in Edina. I would hate to see this held up over an aesthetic thing,” said Councilmember Scot Housh. With approval, Carlson said construction is likely to begin March 2011. The store would open in spring 2012. City Planner Cary Teague called the project unique in that it required no rezoning or variances. “This is a straight-forward final development plan,” he said. The plan entails tearing down the existing 35,000 square-foot buildings to construct Whole Foods. Carlson said they first tried to put Whole Foods into the existing structure, but that was not feasible. Kathy Anderson, project architect with Architectural Consortium, LLC, said the grocery store design maintains elements used in other buildings at the 1980s shopping center. In addition to brick, the façade incorporates limestone featured in other Edina buildings. The building will also be pushed closer to France Avenue, and an outdoor patio and seating area will be added along the street. “We think it’s a great addition to enliven and make it more animated on France Avenue,” she said. Councilmember Joni Bennett said the new layout of the site, which moves a loading dock off France Avenue to the building’s east end, is an improvement over what’s there. “It’s a very good solution,” she said. The final development plan also addresses walkability issues raised by the Planning Commission, which gave its unanimous recommendation Wednesday, Dec. 1. The developer will construct a sidewalk along France Avenue from Parklawn Avenue to West 76th Street and also add four islands in the parking lot. Daniel Blackburn, store team leader at the Minneapolis Whole Foods, said there would also be several bike racks to

The Edina City Council approved plans for a new Whole Foods Market at the Centennial Lakes Plaza shopping center Tuesday, Dec. 21. The building will replace Storables and Thomasville Furniture on the southeast corner of the France Avenue and Parklawn Avenue intersection. (Submitted graphic) accommodate both shoppers and employees. Whole Foods, the nation’s leading seller of organic produce, also has a store in St. Paul and recently announced plans for a Minnetonka location. Worldwide, the Austin, Tex.-based company has nearly 300 stores with another 40-some stores in development.

YMCA also approved The Edina City Council also unanimously approved a final development plan and rezoning for Southdale YMCA, 7355 York Ave. S., at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 21. The plans include an approximately 15,000 square-foot addition to the existing structure to add a new leisure pool, fitness center and studio. The YMCA announced earlier this year it was abandoning a prior plan to construct a new 73,000 square-foot center and 130-unit housing facility for people with disabilities, citing the current fundraising environment. The addition and renovation will also add windows and a new façade with copper-toned metal panels to the currently nondescript brick building front along York Avenue. “I think you’ve done a terrific job of opening it up to the street and making it more welcoming...than the old fortress YMCA,” said Mayor Jim Hovland. As part of the approval, the site was rezoned from its nonconforming use of single-family residential to a planned office district. City Planner Cary Teague said Planning Commission concerns about pedestrian safety were also addressed. A sidewalk will be added through the parking lot to link the building with York Avenue. There will also be bike racks on site and a pick-up and drop-off zone near the building entrance. Anita Bydlon, vice president of property, facilities and new development for the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis, said the organization has worked for 10-plus years on a plan for the original 1975 structure. The result is a “really great plan that meets the needs of the community,” she said. Construction will begin in spring. – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 – Edina Sun-Current



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“I realized what incredible assets there are right here in our community,” he said. “All kinds of different professionals are represented here and there’s a lot of great talent and expertise we should leverage.” Sprague joined the Greater West 70th Street Homeowners Association’s efforts advocating for a lower speed limit, more crosswalks and other measures before they were being talked about in the state. In 2010, Minnesota passed a Complete Streets law, which the Edina City Council also unanimously supported. He created a website, managed a

group e-mail list and spray-painted some of the first “Save 70th” signs. The work of the group paid off. Construction on the project is expected to begin this spring, adding bike lanes, a controlled stop for pedestrians and a roundabout, as well as narrowing traffic lanes and reducing the speed limit to 25 mph. “The outcome was fabulous,” he said. “When that street is reconstructed it will have a major impact on the neighborhood.” Following his work on West 70th Street, Sprague joined the Southdale YMCA Board of Directors, which he

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FROM PAGE 1 Sprague, 39, was elected in November to fill retiring Councilmember Scot Housh’s seat. He will be sworn to office at the first Council meeting of the year 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th Street. On the City Council, Sprague, said he’d continue the grassroots, residentdriven work that first exposed him to city government.

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Josh Sprague joins the Edina City Council Tuesday, Jan. 4. Sprague, who with wife Kelly has four children (left to right) Kelly, 2, Johnny, 3, Charlie, 4, and Nick, 1, says he’ll bring a young family perspective to city government. (Submitted photo) FROM PREVIOUS PAGE He’ll give up some of those commitments when he joins the City Council. He will continue on the YMCA Board and in Rotary Rocks the Y, which brings students from Cornelia’s after-school program to the YMCA to play once a week. “It’s so important to give these kids the chance to do some new and exciting things,” said Sprague, who counts education and children among his passions. He and wife Kelly have four young children – Charlie, 4, Johnny, 3, Kelly, 2 and Nick, 1. Sprague said his own childhood also had a large part in shaping who he is today. He grew up in the tight-knit Bryn Mawr neighborhood in Minneapolis with single mom Victoria Sprague. She ran the newspaper Twin Cities Woman and was involved in the community while raising three kids. Sprague has two older sisters. “It was a great experience,” said Sprague. “She was that model for me in business, civic involvement, philanthropy and perseverance.” He graduated from Minnehaha Academy and received a bachelor’s from Bowdoin College before earning a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1997. After passing the New York State Bar, he returned to Minnesota, where he began working in real estate. He met his wife Kelly on the job. They moved to Edina in 2006. Two years later, fresh off his work on the West 70th Street project, Sprague waged his first

campaign for Edina City Council in 2008. He lost by 124 votes. “After it happened I was pretty let down,” said Sprague. “When 2010 came around people started to ask and request ‘Are you running?’ ‘You should run.’” “That’s when I got inspired and got back into the swing of things and realized I could have a positive impact,” said Sprague. “Once again I played off of the passion in the community. That’s what it’s about for me.” Sprague said he would bring a new perspective to the Council as one of a growing number of young, hardworking families in Edina. He said families like his – Kelly, who cares for the children during the day, also works two hours a night at UPS – have new needs and desires. “We might look at the world a little differently than others,” he said. Many he said are looking for amenities like mass transit, biking trails and vibrant city centers. Edina must continue work in these areas to attract young families and stay competitive, he said. Sprague said he’s looking forward to finding ways for more residents to get involved in the city, whether it be through new planning processes or commissions. He said he also sees benefits in encouraging formation of neighborhood associations. He said his own experience working on West 70th Street made him realize the best projects come as a result of resident and city collaboration. “You realize they’re very complicated issues and the solution involves trade offs,” said Sprague. “It’s not always black and white.”




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Soap drive FROM PAGE 1 shipment early Tuesday, Dec. 21. The estimated 1,100 pounds of soap, which filled one pallet box to the brim, was sent to Clean the World, an Orlando, Fla.-based nonprofit that distributes new and recycled soap products to impoverished countries and homeless shelters. Highlands will continue to collect soap for the organization into the New Year. “Santa’s going to bring more soap,”

said Lauren, who spent the winter break morning at the school along with about 20 other students and their parents. Highlands Continuous Progress teacher Michael Seaman explained the Soap 4 Hope drive came out of a small argument in his grade 3-5 classroom. “A couple of kids had gotten into a bit of conflict about who owned a certain eraser,” said Seaman. With Haiti’s Cholera outbreak in the news, he asked students to think about how the $1 spent on that eraser could instead be used to cut disease that has led to more than 2,400 deaths. “Those deaths, they believe, can be eliminated if they are able to just wash

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their hands before they eat,” said Seaman. “That was just the teachable moment and from there the kids said we should do something about this.” The idea was presented at a dinner for the Continuous Progress family, which also includes a classroom of students in grades 1-3. Parents were immediately onboard. One researched organizations and found Clean the World. Tim Chapdelaine, who works for a local coffee importer, took on the logistics of getting the soap to Haiti. The first pallet box left the school on a semitruck Dec. 21, and was slated to arrive in Florida the following week. From there, it will be ferried by Royal Carribbean

cruise ship to Haiti along with other essentials, he said. Clean the World partners with the cruise line as well as hotels across the country to recycle soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions for people in need. In less than two years Clean the World has distributed more than 6 million soap bars in the United States and more than 40 countries. “In many developing countries, water borne illness is the No. 1 thing keeping kids from school,” said Chapdelaine, who has children in first and third grade at Highlands. “It’s the simple stuff like SOAP DRIVE: TO NEXT PAGE

Forney, Mary Mary Adele McAfee Forney, age 95, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2010. Preceded in death by husband John W. Forney and brother Edward McAfee, father Edward McAfee, mother Adelaide McAfee, beloved aunt, Grace Jespersen. Survived by John Forney (Carolyn), Minnetonka, David Forney (Kathleen), Minneapolis, Meg Forney (Jon), Minneapolis, five grandchildren Jennifer McDonald (Marc), John Forney (Veronica), Brian Forney (Jack), David-Michael McDonnell-Forney and Catherine McDonell-Forney (Nick), eight great grandchildren. A lovely and vital lady has left us and our world is poorer for it. To say Mary lived a rich and full life would be an understatement. She attended Minneapolis West High School, the University of Minnesota and MCAD, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Her husband, John, an advertising executive with Daytons, CampbellMithum and his own firm, John W, Forney Advertising Inc., became a leader in the Minneapolis advertising industry, and both John and Mary took on leadership roles in a wide variety of cultural, civic and political organizations. She was an original Junior member and an editor of the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis and a founder of the Edina Woman’s Club, president of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association and house board; she served on boards of the Minneapolis YWCA, Women’s Association of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (WAMSO), Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and 510 Groveland Association. Mary also maintained an amazing social network of literally hundreds of people as close personal friends. She and John enjoyed their company as members of Interlachen Club and later The Minikahda Club and traveled widely, the Caribbean including Cuba, Central America, Europe, and the Far East and wintering in Naples, Florida. Mary was a devoted mother to her growing children and served on numerous volunteer committees at their schools and traveled with each of her grandchildren for their graduation presents. She established a nourishing environment of extended family through her Mature Girls and Auxiliary, her warmth of hospitality for her revolving door of guests at her lake home, her Twelfth Night Open Houses, and relationships that lasted to her death. Mary’s true loves were her summer cottages first at Clearwater Lake and then Lake Sylvia, Annandale, MN. Mary was, perhaps, happiest when seated in her rocking chair overlooking the lake, surrounded by her family and friends, watching goldfinches and nuthatches visit her feeders and listening to the trill of house wrens and the wild call of loons on the lake. She spent her last four years with Jones-Harrison Residence where her life and her family’s was enriched by the staff’s loving attention. The family invites Mary’s friends to join them in her tradition of Twelfth Night Celebration at 2:00 PM, January 6, 2011 at the Chapel at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, followed by a reception at The Minikahda Club. Memorials to the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota greatly appreciated. See


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About 20 Highlands Elementary students spent a morning during winter break packaging soap collected in the school’s Soap 4 Hope drive for Haiti. The effort was led by Continuous Progress teacher Michael Seaman (back left) with help from students and parents, including Tim Chapdelaine (back right), who figured out how to get the soap from Edina to Orlando, Fla.-based nonprofit Clean the World. The organization will ship the soap to Haiti by the first of the New Year. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers) FROM PREVIOUS PAGE soap that makes the difference.” The drive has been easy for Highlands students to get behind too. “The kids are pretty generous and pretty empathetic and want to help in ways that are significant,” said Seaman. Marissa Dulas, a fourth-grader, cites something she learned – that people in Haiti usually live on less than $1.25 a day. “A 50-cent bar of soap is expensive when they can barely buy food,” she said. Students were given tasks based on their specific skill-sets. Many made posters to promote the drive or led collection efforts in their neighborhood. Fourth-grader Parker Boisvert came up with the name for the drive. He said the “4” in Soap 4 Hope symbolizes the number of bars of soap, and lives that could be saved, for the cost of the $1 eraser. Highlands third-grader Ashlen Levoir helped implement a collection point at South View Middle School in Edina. She tagged along with mom

Carmine Levoir, a counselor at the school, and “strongly promoted that they get on board,” said her mom. David Ha, a fifth-grader, was spokesperson in a video the class made for the drive. He said Highlands has previously helped provide money for food and clean water in Haiti. The soap drive is something new, but makes a lot of sense. “Kids in America cry because they didn’t get the right color of iPod for Christmas, but kids in Haiti don’t know if they’re going to live another day,” he said. David said students would continue the drive when they return to school Monday, Jan. 3. Highlands will also seek out partnerships with local hotels and motels, and hopes to expand the Soap 4 Hope drive to more schools in the district. Soap donations can be made at the Highlands Elementary School office, 5505 Doncaster Way, in Edina. For more information on Clean the World, visit


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COMMUNITY NOTES Nature center party Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield will host its annual New Year’s Eve festivities Friday. The Candlelight and Ice New Year’s Eve Program is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the nature center, 6710 Lakeshore Drive. Hundreds of candle-lit luminaries will mark a trail through cattails and trees, where deer, fox, rabbits and owls reside. Inside the nature center will be hot cocoa, crafts and games. Marshmallow roasting will also be

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Edinan to trial bench Edina resident Mary R. Vasaly was recently appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty to fill a Fourth Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in Hennepin County. Vasaly is an attorney and partner with the Maslon, Edelman, Borman and

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BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eleven-year-old Evan Keller didn’t have to look far for inspiration in putting together a community service project next month. His mother, Julie, has been involved for years with The Mama Ada Foundation, a faith-based initiative whose goal is address poverty in Kenya by providing tuition for young people and seeds for poor farmers. Ever since his mother became involved with the organization, Evan wanted to find a way to help. This fall he came up with an idea – a book sale to raise proceeds for the foundation, as well as the Intercongregation Communities Association food shelf in Minnetonka. “He’s been interested in doing something for other people with needs,” Julie said. “He came up with the idea and I thought, ‘why not now?’” Evan and his younger brother, Ben, 8, along with friends from St. David’s Episcopal Church in Minnetonka and classmates from The International School in Eden Prairie are organizing the book sale. It will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. David’s Church. Evan, who lives in Minnetonka, said he doesn’t expect the sale to raise a huge amount of money, but hopes it will lead to more events. “It’s symbolic – hopefully the church will start more of this type of stuff and eventually it will get bigger,” he said. Julie said her sons and their friends were taking the initiative to organize the event. The experience of putting on a book sale will show them that not every initiative has to be huge, she added. “It’s a great, simple idea,” she said. “Kids have to learn there are practical ways to help out – they don’t have to be

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Evan Keller, 11, of Minnetonka is organizing a book sale that will benefit The Mama Ada Foundation and Intercongregation Communities Association food shelf. He is a student at The International School in Eden Prairie. (Submitted photo)

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complicated. People can contribute where they can.” Evan said he hoped this would be the first of many projects for him – he added that he recently set up a pen pal in Kenya to communicate with. “I want to be involved with The Mama Ada Foundation in the future,” he said.

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5730 Grove St., Edina • 952-929-0049 (one block west of Tracy) Opening Hearts and Minds in a Divided World

ST. RICHARD’S Catholic Church

7540 Penn Ave. So. • Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-2426

Masses: Sat 5pm Sun 9 & 11am Wed 12:15pm Thurs/Fri 8am Morning Prayer with Communion: Mon & Tues 8am

Traditional Service

10:00 a.m.

Contemporary Service with Sunday School

Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. Chapel Service

Nursery Provided

76th St. at Newton Ave. Richfield, MN 612·866·8449

Thriving Spiritually in the World Today Sunday Worship, 10 a.m., Jan. 2

We Are A Reconciling Congregation

8:45 a.m.

Pastors: Don Eslinger, Otis P. Borop

James & Knox Ave. So., P Minneapolis 612-926-7651 • Sunday Mornings

Library, 5280 Grandview Square, for a presentation from Sarah Martin, co-chair of Women Against Military Madness. Martin will speak about recent raids by the FBI on the homes of several local peace activists and her summons to appear before a grand jury in Chicago.

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Father Patrick Kennedy, Pastor

Progressive Christian Worship


Edina, 6200 Colonial Way. Info: 952-5836256.

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Past Lives • Dreams • Soul Travel

HOUSE OF PRAYER LUTHERAN CHURCH “Learn, Grow, Support” Sunday Morning Schedule Sunday Worship 9:30 AM Sunday School & Adult Education 10:40 AM 6th-12th Grade Music 10:40-11:30 AM Pastors: Charles R. Carlson, Anne Hokenstad 7625 Chicago Ave. S., P Richfield, MN 612-866-8471

Nativity of Mary Catholic Church & School 9900 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington Church 952-881-8671 School 952-881-8160 WEEKEND MASSES:

4:00 PM Saturday • 8:30 & 10:30 AM Sunday WEEKDAY LITURGY:

8:00 AM Mon. - Sat.• Rosary at 7:30 AM Mon. - Sat. INDIVIDUAL RECONCILIATION Saturdays @ 3pm & by Appt.

COME JOIN OUR PRE K-8 SCHOOL! Small class sizes, strong academics & faith-filled community. Call for a tour! – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 – Edina Sun-Current

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Top 20 Sports Achievers of 2010 keep Edina’s tradition going BY JOHN SHERMAN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Each year the Sun Newspapers sports department selects the Top 20 Sports Achievers. With so many top performers to choose from, the task becomes exceedingly difficult each year. In 2010, Edina added to its collection of state titles by taking the gold in boys hockey, boys swimming, boys tennis, girls tennis and girls swimming. Following is the list of Sports Achievers.

Edina High tennis co-captain Mollie Meldahl strains to make a backhand return during the state Class AA doubles championship match at Baseline Tennis Center. Meldahl and her partner, Kate Medlar, won the state doubles title and Edina repeated as the state Class AA team champion. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Zach Budish In his rookie year as a forward for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team, Budish played in all 39 games. He was among the high scorers on the team with 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists. Budish was all-conference in football and hockey in his days at Edina High.

Punky Kata

Corinne Buie

In his fourth year of varsity soccer at Edina High, the senior defender earned his second all-conference award and was also selected first team All-State by the Minnesota Soccer Coaches Association.

Buie’s high-scoring efforts helped the Edina High girls hockey team finish second to Roseville in the 2010 state Class AA tournament. The Edina standout earned All-State honors as she piled up 44 goals in her senior season. She is now playing Division I hockey at Providence College.

Anders Lee

Nate Carlson The Edina High athlete enjoyed a productive 2010 with all-conference awards in basketball, golf and football. He finished 17th in the state Class 2A golf tournament with rounds of 77 and 76.

Devin Crawford-Tufts Crawford-Tufts was the No. 1 star in the 2010 state boys track and field meet. He placed first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was second in the long jump. He joined teammates C.J. Johnson, Benjamin Brown and Colby Cullison to win the 4x100 relay. This fall, playing wide receiver, Crawford-Tufts made the All-Lake Conference football team.

Adam Goldberg The former Edina High and University of Wyoming football standout is in his seventh NFL season. Goldberg (6-foot-7, 309 pounds) started

Edina High soccer captain Punky Kata (14) flies over Wayzata’s Jonathan Wong to strike a header as Wayzata’s Michael Kirsch (10) and Edina’s Andy Hobday (21) anticipate their next move. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) his career with the Vikings and now plays in the offensive line for the St. Louis Rams.

Aldis Inde Inde placed seventh in the 3,200-meter run in the state Class AA boys track and field meet last spring, He followed that performance with a third-place finish in the 2010 state Class AA boys cross country meet.

Drew Johnson Edina High’s boys swimming AllAmerican won four gold medals during the 2010 state Class AA meet at the

University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. “Based on his performance, Drew is certainly one of the best swimmers I’ve coached,” said Art Downey, who is currently in his 55th season as Edina’s head coach.

Marcus Jones The Edina High senior achieved star status in two sports this fall. In addition to playing midfield for the boys soccer team, he was the placekicker for the Hornet football team. On a memorable night at Minnetonka, he kicked field goals of 37, 40 and 42 yards in Edina’s upset win over the Skippers.

Lee, who played football, hockey and baseball at Edina High, is now a member of the hockey team at the University of Notre Dame. Last season, while playing for the Green Bay Gamblers, Lee earned a berth in the United States Hockey League’s All-Star Game. This season, he is averaging close to a point per game with 10 goals and eight assists in 19 starts. The Irish stand 11-6-2.

Kate Medlar Mollie Meldahl Edina High School’s girls tennis cocaptains stole the show at the Class AA state meet this fall. In addition to leading their team to the state title, they added a state championship in doubles.

Aubrie Nelson The Edina High golfer capped a brilliant career by earning All-State honors 2010: TO PAGE 28 – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 – Edina Sun-Current

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Pond hockey organizers hit the mother lode on Excelsior Bay When it comes to pond hockey, there’s no place to play like Excelsior Bay. Organizers of the North American Pond Hockey Championship will be able to accommodate even more teams this winter. In fact, Denny Loving, the organization’s cofounder, said Excelsior Bay is bracing for a pond hockey invasion. “We set up 17 rinks last year,” he said. “Team registration is ahead of last year’s pace, and we expect another great tournament this year.” Loving added that the tournament is expanding. Girls, boys and women’s divisions will play Jan. 22-23 and men’s teams will play Jan. 28-30. Co-founder Jay Lundberg said, “By inviting the kids to our first weekend, they get a taste of what hockey is all about, how it got started. Back then, fun was the name of the game.” Loving and Lundberg are old

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hockey players themselves. Loving played on a national champion Bantam team in Edina in the early 1970s before moving to Minnetonka High School for his prep hockey career. Lundberg, who was a goalie, also played in Minnetonka. “We remember how much fun the pond was,” said Loving. “And we want to capture that fun in the tournament.” Word of the North American Pond Hockey Championship has spread far and wide. “We had teams from California and Canada last year,” said Loving. “And a women’s team came up from North Carolina. They will be back again this year.”

The 2011 tournament will be the third annual North American Pond Hockey Championship. “I grew up on skates,” said Loving. “I started when I was 2 years old, and when I was growing up, my dad was the first rep to sell Bauer skates in North America. You can guess what brand I wore.”

A few of the basics Pond hockey differs from regular hockey in several respects. The first thing you will notice is pond hockey is played without goalies. Nets are not used as goals. Instead, players try to put the ball through slots at the end of the rink. There are very short boards surrounding the rink to keep the puck in play. Lastly, there is no checking. If there was, imagine the bodies that would be flying into the snow banks.

Skating and playmaking are at a premium, along with shooting ability. It’s not as easy as it looks to put the puck through the goal slot.

The Chopper Cup The “Chopper Cup” is the prize that goes to the winner of each division of the pond hockey tourney. “We have the best site in the state for pond hockey,” Loving said. “Once the players see our venue with all the restaurants, bars and parking, they will be coming back for years to come.” Teams may register for the North American Pond Hockey Championship online at

Outdoor adventures How many of you watched on TV when Michigan State played Michigan in their recent outdoor hockey game at the Big House? More than 113,000 fans were

in attendance at Michigan Stadium to set an all-time record for a hockey crowd. Although the elements don’t always cooperate, I do enjoy watching outdoor hockey. When I was growing up in Bloomington in the late 1950s, I watched the high school team play outdoor games behind a building known as the Old Junior High. A few years after that, most high school hockey was played indoors. I still remember Saturday afternoons at Braemar Arena in the early 1970s when 10 Lake Conference boys teams played five games. Indoor ice was still a novelty back then. Now it has come full circle and outdoor hockey is the novelty. You will still see kids playing pond hockey once in a while, and it takes you back to the time when youth hockey was pure – free from pressure and politics.

New Edina Legion baseball staff has wealth of experience Ex-catcher Nick Kennedy takes over as head coach BY JOHN SHERMAN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Ever since he played American Legion baseball for Edina in 1989 and 1990, Nick Kennedy has bled the green and gold. Recently, the former catcher was named head coach of the Edina Legion team, and he’s not coming to the dugout alone. He has enlisted two other Edina grads, former pro player Tom Nevers and former Minnesota Gopher Steve Calvert, as members of the coaching staff. Also on the staff are former Blake School standout Carter Freeman and former Division I pitcher Tim Beasley. The interview process was interesting and informative for Kennedy, who was one of five finalists for the Legion position. “I told the selection committee that hope is not a strategy,” Kennedy said in an interview last week. “My fellow coaches and I prepared a 56-page document that outlines the road to the future

The Edina American Legion baseball coaching staff is planning for the 2011 season even though, as the snow drift shows, it is still months away. Pictured are, from left: head coach Nick Kennedy, Steve Calvert, Tim Beasley, Carter Freeman and Tommy Nevers. (Photo by John Sherman • Sun Newspapers) for Edina Legion baseball. It included one-page bios on each of us and what we will bring to the program. “I feel like I’ve assembled a great coaching staff. One thing I learned from my high school coach, Jim Luther, is that you should try to find people you’d want to go into a foxhole with.” In this case, obviously, the foxhole is a dugout.

Kennedy might have had the inside track on the Legion job for two reasons: He’s an Edina High graduate and has coached in the Edina Baseball Association for five seasons. “We’re here to teach fundamentals,” said Calvert, a former starting infielder for coach John Anderson at the University of Minnesota. “By the time kids are Legion age, they are ready to work on situation baseball, and we will teach them the fundamentals they need in every situation.” Nevers, an All-State player at Edina High and a 13-year pro player, said, “We have talented athletes in Edina. It’s our job to give them the information they need to succeed. Along with that, it is very important to the Edina Baseball Association that we build a relationship with Edina varsity coach Mike Olson and his staff.” Psychology will also be an important component in making Edina Legion a championship program. “The players have to be confident in their ability to compete,” said Beasley, who worked with pitchers on eight different Edina summer teams last season. “On the pitching staff, we know we have a lot of arms. Now it’s a matter of seeing who takes what roles.”

Under John (J.P.) Peterson, who coached Edina Legion the past 12 seasons, the team hit a high-water mark with a third-place state tournament finish in 2008. Peterson stepped down to spend more time with his family. Kennedy said he respects the work Peterson did and the groundwork he laid for future years. One of the goals of the new régime is to design an off-season training program for Legion team candidates. Nevers said the training sessions would be held at Players Only, an indoor baseball facility. “Our idea is to run the players through 30-minute sessions, focusing on various aspects of the game – base running, fielding, bunt defense and relays,” said Nevers. “We will also have hitting sessions. The idea is to practice efficiently.” “When we were growing up, we learned the fundamentals by playing all day long,” said Freeman. “In addition to the sessions at Players Only, we plan to get the players into one of the area domes for additional workouts in the offseason.” LEGION: TO NEXT PAGE


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another sophomore, Forest Lake’s Dusty Boyer, 6-3, 6-3.

Jenny Potter

FROM PAGE 26 with a ninth-place finish at the state Class 3A meet. The Hornets finished second in the state team standings behind New Prague. Grace Gilmore, Adele Henke and Allie Buska also turned in counting scores for Edina at the state tournament.

Cole Nelson After a successful season at Auburn University, the former Edina High baseball pitcher signed a pro contract with the Detroit Tigers. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound lefthander had a 2.77 earned run average in 27 1/3 innings in his first season in the minors.

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The Edina High graduate is one of the most famous players in women’s hockey history after making her fourth Olympic appearance in 2010. Potter, formerly Jenny Schmidgall, helped the U.S. win the silver medals in 2010. It was her fourth Olympic medal. She won gold in 1998, silver in 2002 and bronze in 2006.

Will Ratelle The Associated Press picked the St. Thomas Academy linebacker from Edina to its All-State first team. Ratelle helped lead the Cadets to an 11-1 record by making 144 tackles and intercepting two passes.

Erik Nordahl

Kaylin Richardson

Nordahl, a sophomore on the Edina High boys tennis team, made it to the state Class AA tennis singles finals before losing to

The Edina skier, 26, retired after seven years on the U.S. National Team. She skied in the Olympics in 2006 and 2010. Her

career credits included U.S. national downhill titles in 2007 and 2009 and a U.S. national slalom title in 2006.

Whitney Taney Taney, the most revered player in the history of Edina High School tennis, is in her senior season at the University of Michigan. Along with her partner Brooke Bolender, Taney hopes to contend for the Big Ten Conference doubles title. During her days at Edina High, Taney had a six-year varsity record of 166-0.

Taylor Young The 2010 Edina High graduate surpassed the 1,000-point mark in career scoring and eventually became the all-time scoring leader in Edina girls basketball. She earned four letters and three all-conference awards during her career and also starred for the Hornet track and field team as a high jumper.

Legion FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “We want to teach the players that they have to be accountable and have a commitment to improve on a daily basis,” said Nevers. “Everything in this program will be earned through accountable effort. “Each player needs to set activity goals and progression goals.” Freeman pointed out that 1,700 youth played in the Edina Baseball Association last year. Some of them will be good enough and dedicated enough to win one of the 18 spots on the Legion team. Many others won’t play Legion, but will still

have positive experiences in the EBA program, Freeman said. “EBA president Mike Theis is committed to providing resources for all of the leagues within the program,” said Freeman, who is the Legion team’s liaison to the EBA board. “Building the kind of program we want is going to be a lot of hard work, but the whole Legion baseball staff is committed to it.” “One of our first goals is to create a buzz in the baseball program and get people on the train to the future,” said Kennedy. In January, the new coaching staff will host an open house for baseball players and their families. Look for details in future issues of the Sun-Current.


Congratulations to Edina PeeWee C Black, winners of the Breezy Point Ice Fest December 17-19. Pictured front (goalie) Charley Flanagan. First row: Cooper Morrow, Elliott Olson, Hunter Halling, Alec Schrader, Max Schwier, Max Schleck and Sawyer Kane. Second row: Head Coach Bob Toomey, Assistant Coach Jim Schwier, Thomas Klein, Jacob Smith, Nick DeBoom, Aidan Mackay, Joe Dmowski, Liam Lynch, Matt Whear, Will Toomey, Assistant Coach Colin Mackay. Not pictured: Assistant Coach David Klein.


EDINA SQUIRT B GREEN TAKES 1ST PLACE IN EDEN PRAIRIE TOURNAMENT . Congratulations to the Edina Squirt B Green team for their awesome win in the Eden Prairie tournament. They won in a shoot out after a long hard game. Pictured front row (L to R): Weston Gervais, Sam Smith. Middle Row (L to R): Peter Colby, Mason Dorgan, Ben Fraley, Peter Engelking, Mason Reiners, Riley Chapman, Luke Hauritz, Sam Sherod, and Stephan Gullickson. Back Row (L to R) Jeff Engelking, Drew Bishop, Bowdy Gustafson, Coach Don Reiners, Tommy Roberts, David Bender, Jackson Lee, Ethan Ruwe, Coach Chris Smith, Coach Steve Colby, and not pictured Head Coach Tad Gullickson. – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 – Edina Sun-Current

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(Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2010-20 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EDINA ORDAINS: Section 1. The following described fees of Schedule A to Code Section 185 are amended to read as follows: SECTION SUBSEC. PURPOSE OF FEE/CHARGE AMOUNT 225 225.04 Special Events Application Fee $60.00 450 pool

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Section 2. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be January 1, 2011. First Reading: December 7, 2010 Second Reading: December 21, 2010 Published: December 30, 2010 Attest: Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Dec 30, 2010) D1 Ord.# 2010-20

Probate Notice (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF HENNEPIN Fourth Judicial District PROBATE/MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION In Re: Estate of Court File No. 27-PA-PR-10-1406 Josephine O. Hedren, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given, that an application for informal probate of the above named decedent’s last will dated January 5, 2007 has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the application has been granted informally probating such will. Any objections may be filed in the above, and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice of hearing fixed for such purpose. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of James Hedren, whose address is 6404 Warren Ave., 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 the estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Probate Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: December 13, 2010 Julie Peterson, Registrar Mark S. Thompson, District Court Administrator Pro se Attorney (Dec 23 & 30, 2010) D1-Hedren Probate

Three Rivers Park District PUBLIC NOTICE OF AERATION WARNING (Official Publication) AERATION SYSTEM BEGINS OPERATION IN CLEARY LAKE MURPHY LAKE HYLAND LAKE LAKE REBECCA Three Rivers Park District will operate aeration systems in CLEARY LAKE, MURPHY LAKE, HYLAND LAKE AND LAKE REBECCA beginning after January 6, 2011, which may result in UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS on portions of the lakes for the duration of the winter. Anyone using the lakes should be aware of the DANGER OF OPEN WATER OR THIN ICE. The aeration system is used to keep fish alive by assuring they receive sufficient oxygen. Cleary Lake Regional Park is located at 18106 Texas Ave., in Prior Lake. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve is located at 15501 Murphy Lake Road, in Savage. Hyland Lake Park Reserve is located at 8737 East Bush Lake Road, in Bloomington. Lake Rebecca Park Reserve is located at 9831 County Road 50, in Rockford. The parks are operated by Three Rivers Park District. (Dec 24, 27, 30, 2010) DERANC2C3D1-D4 3Rivers.Aeration

City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 W 50TH STREET EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424 HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MINNEHAHA WOODS NEIGHBORHOOD ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-334 The Edina City Council will meet at the Edina City Hall on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following proposed improvements to be constructed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429. Minnehaha Woods Neighborhood Roadway Improvements Improvement No. BA-334 Estimated Total Assessment Cost $3,121,000 The area proposed to be assessed by the proposed improvements includes all properties between and including: 5400 to 5533 Brookview Avenue; 5501 to 5521 Dever Drive; 5400 to 5537 Kellogg Avenue; 5600 to 5628 Kellogg Place; 5400 to 5617 Oaklawn Avenue; 5400 to 5601 Park Place; 5413 to 5601 Woodcrest Drive These properties are proposed to be assessed at approximately $16,300 per residential equivalent unit; Debra Mangen, City Clerk (Dec 30, Jan 6, 2011) D1 BA334 Hearing

City of Edina (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2010-21 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES, MOTORCYCLES AND SNOWMOBILES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY THE CITY OF EDINA ORDAINS: Section 1. Section 1435.03 Subd. 2 of the Edina City Code is hereby amended as follows: Subd. 2. Public Property. On streets, highways, alleys, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, school grounds or any other property owned by the public or subject to an easement held by the public, provided, however, (i) properly licensed motorcycles may be operated on streets and highways subject to the provisions of M.S. Chapter 169 and Section 1400 of this Code, (ii) golf carts may be operated on golf courses, (iii) snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles may be operated in parks and on other property owned by the City, excluding streets and sidewalks, for maintenance and other public purposes but not for recreational use, with the permission of the City Manager or Park Director, and (iv) snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles may be operated on school grounds and on other property owned by a school district for maintenance and other public purposes but not for recreational purposes with the permission of the School Superintendent or the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor. Section 2. This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication. First Reading: December 21, 2010 Second Reading: Waived Published: December 30, 2010 Attest: Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Dec 30, 2010) D1 Ord.#2010-21

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LEGAL NOTICES City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 W 50TH STREET EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424 HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING GOLF TERRACE NEIGHBORHOOD ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-355 The Edina City Council will meet at the Edina City Hall on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following proposed improvements to be constructed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429. Golf Terrace Neighborhood Roadway Improvement Improvement No. BA-355 Estimated Total Assessment Cost $1,150,000 The area proposed to be assessed by the proposed improvements includes all properties between and including: 5524 Concord Ave, 5602 to 5616 Dalrymple Rd, 4617 to 4818 Golf Terr, 4614 to 5507 Lakeview Dr, 5600 to 5617 Sherwood Ave and 5600 to 5617 St. Andrews Ave. These properties are proposed to be assessed at approximately $12,455 per residential equivalent unit; Debra Mangen City Clerk (Dec 30, Jan 6, 2011) D1 BA355 Hearing

City of Edina (Official Publication) CITY OF EDINA 4801 W 50TH STREET EDINA, MINNESOTA 55424 HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CARSON’S HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT IMPROVEMENT NO. BA-370 The Edina City Council will meet at the Edina City Hall on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following proposed improvements to be constructed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429. Caron’s Hill Neighborhood Roadway Improvement Improvement No. BA-370 Estimated Total Assessment Cost $1,500,000 The area proposed to be assessed by the proposed improvements includes all properties between and including: 5321 to 5401 Blake Rd, 6000 Eden Prairie Rd, 5600 to 5617 Heather Ln, 5500 to 5616 Highwood Dr, 5228 to 5522 Highwood Dr W, 6000 to 6113 Idylwood Dr, 6100 to 6113 Jeffrey Ln, 6000 to 6117 Kaymar Dr, 6000 to 6028 Leslee Ln, 5980 to 6029 Pine Grove Rd, 6000 to 6113 Saxony Rd. These properties are proposed to be assessed at approximately $9,260 per residential equivalent unit; Debra Mangen City Clerk (Dec 30, Jan 6, 2011) D1 BA-370 Hearing

City of Edina (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2010-16 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 7 OF THE EDINA CITY CODE CONCERNING BODY ART ESTABLISHMENTS THE CITY OF EDINA ORDAINS: SECTION 1. Section 745 of the Edina City Code is amended to read as follows: Section 745 - Body Art Establishments 745.01 Purpose. This ordinance is enacted to establish standards to protect health, safety and general welfare of the people of Edina through regulation of body art establishments. The general objectives of this ordinance are: A. To prevent disease transmission;

L AKE NOTES B. To correct and prevent conditions that may adversely affect persons utilizing body art establishments; C. To provide standards for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of body art establishments; and D. To meet consumer expectations of the safety of body art establishments. 745.02 General Provisions. Subd. 1. Scope. This ordinance shall apply to all body art establishments where tattooing and body piercing are conducted. Subd. 2 Incorporation by Reference. Minnesota Statutes 146B is incorporated herein by reference. Subd. 3. Prohibitions. No individual shall A. Operate a temporary body art establishment; B. Operate a body art establishment without a license issued by the City of Edina. 745.03 Definitions. Establishment Plan means a to-scale drawing of the establishment’s layout illustrating the requirements of this ordinance. Health Department means the Edina Health Department, its designated employees, or other designated agents. 745.04 License Administration. Subd. 1. License Required. No person shall own or operate a body art establishment without an establishment license. Each license shall be obtained from the City Clerk pursuant to Section 160 of this Code. Subd. 2. Licensing Procedure. A. All applications, new and renewal, for licenses shall be made upon forms furnished by the City Clerk. The application shall be submitted to the City Clerk accompanied by a fee as set forth in Section 185 of this Code. B. Each establishment license application shall describe the general nature of the business, the location, and any other information deemed necessary by the Health Department. Subd. 3. Location Restricted. No individual shall engage in body art activities at any place other than a licensed establishment. Subd. 4. License Expiration. Licenses issued pursuant to this code shall commence and expire on the dates indicated on the license. Subd. 5. Transfer and Display of License. Only a person who complies with the requirements of this ordinance shall be entitled to receive a license. A license shall not be transferable as to person or place. A valid license shall be posted pursuant to Section 160 of this Code. 745.05 Inspection and Plan Review. Subd. 1. Inspection Required. The Health Department shall inspect each body art establishment: A. Before issuing a license for a new establishment; B. As part of a construction or remodeling plan review; C. As part of a complaint investigation; or D. At least once a year for a routine inspection. Subd. 2. Construction Inspections. The body art establishment shall be constructed in conformance with the approved plans. The Health Department shall inspect the body art establishment as frequently as necessary during the construction to ensure that the construction occurs in conformance with this ordinance. The Health Department shall conduct a final construction inspection prior to the start of operations and issuance of a license. Subd. 3. Access to Premises and Records. The operator of the body art establishment shall, upon request of the Health Department and after proper identification, permit access to all parts of the establishment at any reasonable time, for the purpose of inspection. The operator shall allow review of any records necessary for the Health Department to ascertain compliance to this ordinance. Subd. 4. Interference with the Health Department. No person shall interfere with or hinder the Health Inspector in the performance of its duties, or refuse to permit the Health Department to make such inspections. Subd. 5. Removal and Correction of Violations. Operator(s) or technician(s) shall correct or remove each violation upon receipt of an inspection report giving notification of one or more violations of this ordinance in a reasonable length of time as determined by the Health Department. The length of time for the correction or removal of each such violation shall be noted on the inspection report. Failure to remove or correct each violation within the time period noted on the inspection report shall constitute a separate violation of this ordinance. The Health Department may issue orders to halt construction or remodeling, or to take corrective measures to ensure compliance with this ordinance. 745.06 Grounds for Closure. Subd. 1. Violations. If any violation of this Code exists, the operator(s) or technician(s) may be ordered to discontinue all operations of the body art establishment. Body art establishments shall only reopen with permission from the Health Department. 745.07 Standards for Health and Safety. No operator or body art establishment shall engage in body art activities without complying with the following regulations: Subd. 1. Facilities. A. Any new or remodeled establishment shall submit to the Health Department a to-scale establishment plan in

sufficient detail to ascertain compliance with conditions in this ordinance, a plan review application and a plan review fee as set forth in Section 185 of this Code. B. There shall be no less than one hundred fifty (150) square feet of floor space for each procedure area. The procedure area(s) must be separated from the bathroom, retail sales area, hair salon area, or any other area that may cause potential contamination of work surfaces. For clients requesting privacy, dividers, curtains, or partitions at a minimum shall separate multiple procedure areas. C. Each establishment shall have a readily accessible hand sink that is not in a public restroom and is equipped with: (1) Hot and cold running water under pressure; (2) No touch faucet controls such as wrist or foot operated; (3) Liquid hand soap; (4) Single use paper towels; and (5) A garbage can that is nonporous washable receptacle with a foot operated lid or no lid and a removable liner. D. Every establishment shall have at least one available bathroom equipped with a toilet and a hand lavatory. The hand lavatory shall be supplied with: (1) Hot and cold running water under pressure; (2) Liquid hand soap; (3) Single use paper towels or mechanical hand drier/blower; (4) A garbage can that is nonporous washable receptacle with a foot operated lid or no lid and a removable liner; (5) A door that closes; and (6) Adequate ventilation. E. The establishment shall have an artificial light source equivalent to 20 foot-candles at three feet above the floor. At least 100 foot-candles of light shall be provided at the level where body art procedures are performed, where sterilization takes place, and where instruments and sharps are assembled. F. All procedure surfaces shall be smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable. G. All ceilings shall be in good condition. H. All walls and floors shall be free of open holes or cracks and washable. Carpeting may not be used in areas of body art procedures. I. All facilities shall be maintained in good working order. J. All facilities shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. K. No establishment shall be used or occupied for living or sleeping quarters. L. Only service animals may be allowed in the establishment. No animals shall be allowed in the procedure area(s). M. Effective measures shall be taken by the operator to prevent entrance, breeding, and harborage of insects, vermin, and rodents in the establishment. 745.10 Industry Self-Survey and Training Responsibility. Every licensee of a body art establishment shall arrange for and maintain a program of sanitation self-inspection conducted by the owner, operator, technician, or apprentice and approved by the Health Department. The self-inspection program shall include written policies, appropriate forms for logging self-inspections, and evidence that routine self-inspection of all aspects of the body art establishment takes place. Records of the body art establishment self-inspection program shall be available for review. SECTION 2. This ordinance is effective immediately upon its passage and publication. First Reading: November 16, 2010 Second Reading: Waived Published: December 30, 2010 Attest Debra A. Mangen, City Clerk James B. Hovland, Mayor (Dec 30, 2010) D1 Ord.# 2010-16

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Award for Sellnow Ron Sellnow, a former teacher, coach and athletic director at Hopkins High, has been selected to the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Sellnow has been a tireless worker on behalf of high school hockey for many years. He is the longtime tournament director in Section 6AA. Two years ago Sellnow was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame.

Draayer has an impact Minnetonka High girls hockey coach Eric Johnson said his first-line center, Carolyn Draayer, is one of the standout players in the Lake Conference. “Carolyn works extremely hard, whether it’s the first minute of the game or the last 10 seconds,” said Johnson. “She is consistent, gritty and tough. Also, she is very good on face-offs. Carolyn sees all of the little details of the game.”

Magnificent McDonald Andre McDonald, junior wide receiver for the Hopkins High football team, should be high on the list of in-state recruits for the University of Minnesota’s new head coach, Jerry Kill. McDonald caught 19 touchdown passes this season in helping the Royals to a 7-4 overall record. “Andre is a tremendous athlete who has a great combination of size and skill,” said Hopkins head coach John DenHartog. The Gopher coaching staff will also be looking at Edina’s junior defensive back, Nick Rallis. “Rallis is an extremely tough, hardnosed kid,” said DenHartog.

Heffelfinger’s options Edina High football linebacker Rutger Heffelfinger should have his pick of NCAA Division II and III schools. But he could get a better offer. Division I Indiana State is interested in the two-time all-conference player, according to Edina head coach Reed Boltmann.

Lockett’s stock soars Former Hopkins High basketball standout Trent Lockett is having a breakout year at Arizona State University. Lockett, a 6-foot-5 forward, is the Sun Devils’ leading scorer with an average of 15 points per game. During his senior season at Hopkins High, Lockett helped lead the Royals to a 31-0 record and the state Class 4A championship. – Compiled by John Sherman – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 – Edina Sun-Current

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Edina Sun-Current – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 –

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

9999 Closed New Year’s Day


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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community



Senior Aimee Mellenbruch is a member of Kennedy’s National Honor Society and is an Ignite mentor. She is section soprano leader and secretary of the Rhythm in Gold Show Choir. Aimee’s talents in the arts also include playing the lead role of Sandy in Kennedy’s theater production of the musical Grease. She was a member of the 2010 Homecoming Court.


ALEXANDRA CLARK Senior Lexi Clark is a member of National Honor Society, an AP Scholar and member of Japanese Honor Society. Lexi was a member of last summer’s delegation to Japan with the Sister City Organization. She also has received achievement awards in Art and the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Lexi is co-captain of the Nordic Ski team and volunteers at her church.





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Edina Sun-Current – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 –

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Edina IS still selling and John Everett’s selling it! LD SO


4703 Townes Rd **

4504 Edina Blvd * LD SO





6605 Cahill Rd ** LD SO

4212 Grimes Ave S *

John Everett SOLD Edina in 2010 and has the experience & expertise to assist you in 2011!


5100 France Ave S #204 **

4504 Vandervere Ave **

73 Woodland Cir *





6613 Southcrest Dr *

4504 Drexel Ave * LD SO

5105 W 59th St *

5705 Newport Dr. *



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77 Woodland Cir *

4409 Gilford Dr *

4431 W 52nd St ** LD SO

5600 Brookview Ave ** LD SO


5524 Mirror Lakes Dr *

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7711 Pondwood Dr *

To my past, present and future clients. Thank you for a successful 2010 and putting your trust in me. I look forward to working with you or your referrals in 2011.

6414 Gleason Ct *

JOHN EVERETT “2010 Super Real Estate Agent”

6401 Sherwood Dr *

by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine


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For all kinds of valuable information Call John at (952) 221-5464 6800 France Ave. • Edina

*based on Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service volume statistics.



REALTOR®, CRS, GRI Chairman’s Circle



Seasons Greetings… Seasons Greetings… In the Community,With the Community,For the Community Wishing You a Safe &amp; Happy New Year! John Ra...


Seasons Greetings… Seasons Greetings… In the Community,With the Community,For the Community Wishing You a Safe &amp; Happy New Year! John Ra...