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State of Richfield Schools Superintendent gives address outlining successes, budgeting issues facing the district BY BILLIE JO RASSAT SUN NEWSPAPERS Positive results and information about the upcoming referendum led the topics discussed at the annual Richfield Chamber of Commerce State of Schools Address. On Aug. 31, Richfield School District Supt. Robert Slotterback reported on the progress and happenings in the Richfield public schools. First on his list, Slotterback announced Richfield public schools are reaching the three main goals Slotterback set at the beginning of his tenure. The goals Slotterback set were to track and retain more of the school age residents of Richfield, raise the educational performance of the students at Richfield Public Schools and to close the achievement gap. In accordance with the first SCHOOLS: TO PAGE 26

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Hammers, nails and heart builds a home in Richfield BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS Since their inception in 1985, more than 800 families have purchased a home from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. This summer a Richfield family of seven was given the chance to be added to that

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2011 Penn Fest features food, fun, entertainment Penn Fest, a grassroots community festival started by local residents and businesses in 2008, is celebrating its fourth anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.

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more attractions that ever before. Visitors will find fun activities for all ages. Families with children will enjoy free balloons at Andon’s Balloons, a Tiger Belly Bouncing House at Hub Hobby, a chance to climb aboard a fire truck at the Richfield fire station and children’s games at Value Village. Penn Fest is planned and run by an all-volunteer team of local residents and businesses. Info: or 612-798-1927.

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BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS Under new management, the 2011 Richfield Cattail Days is taking a turn towards change. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Veterans Memorial Part, 6335 Portland Ave. S., in Richfield, Cattail Days will feature a car show and community expo. “This year we will be adding new cars with the old ones,” Richfield Vision Inc. President and Cattail Days Coordinator John Bjostad said. Groups such as Acme Speed Shop and The Chevrolet Camero Club will display their cars from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. While the staff from Richfield/Bloomington Honda and other area dealerships will proudly display cars from the present and future. “The big draw will be to see the restored cars from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, and all of the spectacular work that has been done on cars to be showcased, some of which are even better than when they were brand new,” Bjostad said. The community expo part of Cattail Days will feature local civic, community and business groups in the area such as Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Richfield, KAREL SMITH 612-986-3704

This restored Ford Model T is just one of the many Classic Cars featured in Richfield’s 2011 Cattail Days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Submitted Photo) Minnesota School of Business, Fairview Southdale Hospital, MOMS Club of Richfield and Richfield’s Lions Club. As a result of changing with the times, Cattail Days has morphed into

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COMMUNITY NOTES Fall skating lessons to begin Sept. 24 Fall skating lessons begin Saturday mornings, Sept. 24 for children 4 years of age and older at the Richfield Ice Arena, 636 E. 66th St. The cost is $70, Richfield residents will receive a $5 discount, for eight half-hour lessons and admission to five open skating sessions. Rental skates are available for $1 during lessons. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is recommended. Registrations can be done in person or by phone Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by mail or dropped off at arena. Open skating is offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 p.m. and Sundays 3:30-5 p.m. The cost is $4 per skater. Discount passes are available and skate rental is $2.50. Adult open hockey is on Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. The cost is $7 and goalies are free. Info:

Richfield church to host Rally Day Celebration Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave. S., Richfield, will host a Rally Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 11. The day will include an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a picnic, concert, live animal show, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People food drive and other activities from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Info: 612-869-4917 or

Arc’s Value Village needs volunteers The Halloween Boo-tique at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers is the place many Twin Cities adults and children count on to find fun and inexpensive costumes. To get ready for the Halloween season, Arc’s Value Village is counting on volun-

teers to help fill its stores with more than 100,000 donated Halloween items. Arc’s Value Village welcomes volunteers age 14 and older, as individuals or in groups, who can give a few hours of their time in September. Volunteers are especially needed on the following dates: Monday, Sept. 19 — Starting at 9 a.m., volunteers are needed to help unload four trailers of merchandise for A Celebration of Sorts on Sept. 20, at its new location in the Education Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Tuesday, Sept. 20 — Volunteers are needed for all three shifts to sort through and tag piles of merchandise at the eighth annual A Celebration of Sorts, a joint public volunteer event with the United Way Caring Connection. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed for the morning and evening shifts. A Celebration of Sorts offers music, entertainment and refreshments and takes place at its new location in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Wednesday, Sept. 21 — The sorted merchandise needs to get to Arc’s Value Village stores, which requires some mus-

Richfield MOMS meeting set for Sept 26 MOMS Club of Richfield will hold an all member meeting at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 26, at Diamond Lake Lutheran, 5760 Portland Ave., Minneapolis.

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Times change, education changes with it I was one of those odd children who couldn’t wait for school to begin each fall. There is only so much laying in the grass and reading you can do before boredom sets in. The alternative, of course, was having to mow that dang lawn. We had acres of it. An informal survey I have conducted the past few weeks asking school children about the return of school days confirmed that children today have much the same feeling. Most are excited to get back into the routine of classes, studying and friends. Heavy emphasis on friends. Education today, it seems, has a thriving social component. While children may text each other, talk via Facebook or phone, there seems to be a connection that only face-toface interaction can provide. A lot of people today ring

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their hands and fret about “what the world is coming to” with today’s generation of children who are nothing like we were at the same age. I’m not in that camp. I have looked over to the other side and liked what I saw. Today’s children are sharp cookies. They are informed, caring young people who face the world with a different sort of outlook than we did. Yeah there are a handful you’d like to take out behind the woodshed and spank, but for the most part, the children I interact with are impressive. During a school year, I usu-

ally have a couple opportunities to spend time with high schoolers. All I can say is I’m glad I will not have to compete against any of them for a job. Their natural affinity for technology puts them lightyears ahead of those in their 30s or 40s – much less their 50s. Although technology clearly isn’t the be-all and end-all, it’s difficult to downplay the importance of mastering electronic communication. I also spent time with a class of middle-school students last year who were among the most impressive I’ve met. I was introduced to the material they were learning as a freshman in college. If you are one of those who has doubts about what our future holds based on today’s youth, I would encourage you to get out of your bunker and

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Back pay has been donated to Cornerstone To the editor: During the government shutdown, I stood in solidarity with laid-off state workers and did not receive my paycheck. Once the shutdown was completed, I was informed by the House Budget Office that they could not donate my back pay, and I had to take my check and then donate it to a worthy cause, which is exactly what I’ve done. I wanted my salary from the shutdown to be useful in the communities I represent. Domestic abuse prevention programs were dealt a massive cut by the majority party in the legislature. I donated to Cornerstone of Bloomington to try to alleviate some of the budgetary pressure they felt. Cornerstone is a domestic abuse pre-

vention program serving both my communities of Richfield and Bloomington. Cornerstone does great work for the people in the communities I have the honor of serving and I felt this was a very worthy use of my pay from the shutdown. I did this not for political purposes – in fact, it was done long before the recent outrage over legislative back pay – but to do the right thing, and to benefit our community. I find the journalism done on this story to be reprehensible. Few media outlets bothered to contact me and others choose to ignore my donation in an effort to portray me as a “typical politician.” I always have done my best to serve my constituents honorably, and this situation is no different. Linda Slocum Richfield Slocum is the Minnesota House District 63B representative.

engage in first-hand observation. Most schools welcome volunteers with open arms. If you have something to offer, they’ll find a place for you. Make it your goal to get to know at least a handful of young people this school year, whether through your schools, churches or a nonprofit. Go with an open mind. Be prepared for a noise level that may be foreign to you. Allow for individuality. Smile. After your adventure, let me know what you think. If you still find you have to bash education and today’s youth in general, you will at least have a basis and perspective for your conclusions. Here’s wishing all students everywhere, as well as their teachers, a productive and fruitful school year.

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Richfield Students need help to get to D.C. BY BILLIE JO RASSAT SUN NEWSPAPERS Ten students at the Richfield STEM School have more to worry about than back to school jitters — they need to raise more than $23,000 to go on a trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. Discovered by their fifth-grade teacher Chris Pregler, students Citlalli Alvarado Guzman, Jadon Babinski, Emma Carpenter, Armando Garcia Lopez, Kaleb Handler, Brandon Johnson, Jessica Kaiser, Jessica Toensing, Xochitl Vazquez Rosas and Zach Visecky were selected to go on a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Discovery Student Adventures. This past spring, Pregler was researching more ways to include the STEM philosophy into his social studies and citizenship lessons for his students when he found Discovery Student Adventures. After procuring proper approval


On Aug. 20, students, Jessica Kaiser, left, Jessica Toensing, Armando Garcia, Zach Vizecky and Brandon Johnson, hold a fundraising garage sale to raise money for a special trip to Washington, D.C. (Photo by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers)

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Students FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “They have spent countless hours after school brainstorming and planning fundraising events, such as garage sales and car washes,” mother of a student Kristin Shotwell said. This fall, look for the students to offer their services for any lawn care clean-up jobs to be done any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekends in the month of October. Also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, the students and families will be raising money by bagging groceries at the Bloomington Cub Foods, 8421 Lyndale Ave. S. Over the holidays keep an eye out for the students to be holding giftwrapping events for a modest amount. Pregler has been investigating on any grants the students may qualify for and the Bloomington/Richfield Credit Union donated $500. During their highly anticipated trip to Washington, D.C., which will be over the Fourth of July in 2012, the students will experience a time like no other, according to Pregler.

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Honoring the anniversary of a tragedy hard to forget play at the church grounds 12-3 p.m. The association expects to have 29 different fire departments, 9 or 10 police departIt has been ten years. ments and 10 or 11 EMS units representWhether that’s hard or easy to ed, Kline said. The Red Cross and believe, there’s a memorial that will Salvation Army are also expected. help Minnesotans remember Sept. 11 “I think it’s going to be very impresand the lives impacted, lost, saved and sive,” Kline said. risked to help others that day. A ceremony will take place 3-4:30 The Hennepin County Fire Chief ’s p.m., featuring several Association is hosting a speakers, photos and items large, family-friendly from the World Trade memorial on the tenth Center. anniversary of the terrorThe ceremony will ist attacks in New York, What: Sept. 11 memorial Washington D.C. and the Where: Grace Church, 9301 include political “digniattempted attack with Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie taries” and other speakers Flight 93, heroically When: 12-4:30 p.m., Sunday, who will share their reflections of 9/11, Kline said. thwarted over Sept. 11 Politicians do not mean Pennsylvania. Info: politics, though. The event, free to the “This isn’t a political public, is scheduled 12event by any means,” said fellow organ4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Grace izer, Deputy Plymouth Fire Chief Kip Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Springer. Prairie, and will include a ceremony in And, even though it’s at a church, it which Gov. Mark Dayton may speak, will not be a religious event, either. among several others. “It’s very inclusive of everyone,” “To us, in the fire service, it really Kline said. points to what the American fire service Emcee for the 3 p.m. ceremonies will really optimizes,” which is the role and be Ramona Dohman, former Maple sacrifice that public safety officials and Grove police chief and current other Americans fulfill to help each Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner. other, said Richard Kline, Plymouth The keynote speaker will be Michael Fire chief and one of the event organizMurphy, ambulance supervisor at ers. North Memorial Medical Center in Multiple public safety departments’ Robbinsdale, and Dayton is tentatively equipment and vehicles will be on disBY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS


COMMUNITY NOTES Coats for Kids is just around the corner Winter will be here before you know it, and a lot of kids will need coats. Sun Newspapers and Pilgrim Cleaners are once again sponsoring the Coats for Kids campaign, and this year’s goal is to collect 10,000 coats for needy children and families in the area. The public can donate new and gently used children’s coats at any of the 25 Pilgrim Cleaners throughout the metro area during the collection period, which runs Monday, Sept. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 8. Schools can also organize their own collections for the campaign. The school that collects the most coats will

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EMS at the ceremony. A bell ceremony will honor fallen comrades, a fire department tradition. Grace Church has a high capacity and plenty of property, so Kline and Springer are hoping for a large turnout. They hope for a few thousand, but their turnout optimism speaks for their dedication. “I’d love to see 10,000 people out here that day,” Springer said. “Oh, we’d love it,” Kline said.

scheduled to speak at the ceremony. Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy TyraLukens and Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen will also speak, and state legislators and U.S. Congressional representatives from Minnesota have also been invited. A band and a soloist with piano and bugle accompanists are also expected to perform. There will be several honor and color guards representing fire, police and

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COMMUNITY NOTES Crafters wanted for fall festival Oct. 22 Crafters are needed for the Saturday, Oct. 22, Fall Festival at Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 W. 60th St., Richfield. Info: 612-866-4469.

Sept. is Life Insurance Awareness Month Combination life insurance products grew 62 percent in 2010 and reached $1.2 billion in sales, according to LIMRA, an industry research organization. The increase, which has experienced double-digit growth for the second year in a row, was mainly due to mounting popularity of linked benefit policies. In September, during Life Insurance Awareness Month, Richfield-based Newman Long Term Care is focused on educating people about how life insurance can help cover the costs of long-term care. Roughly 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require some type of longterm care before they die. With new linked benefit products, people can now receive

long-term care benefits through their life insurance policies. Linked benefits offer consumers protection as a flexible alternative to stand-alone long-term care insurance. “Just like life insurance, a long-term care policy is all about securing the future,” founder of Newman Long Term Care Deb Newman said. “When these two products combine, it helps people build an even stronger safety net for both themselves and the people they love most.” Life Insurance Awareness Month is an educational campaign designed to help consumers learn how to protect their loved ones through proper life insurance planning. More than 100 insurance companies and industry groups take part in this initiative each year. Info:

Groups sponsor National Preparedness Month Richfield CERT, Police and Fire departments are encouraging families, businesses and communities to participate in the 2011 National Preparedness Month during the month of September.

The annual campaign seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging all Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure that their families, homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds. The eighth annual NPM will kickoff this September, using the slogan, “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare!” “As we move forward with planning for this year's events and activities, we also recognize that this September marks the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “By doing what we can to ensure that our communities, and our nation, are prepared to respond and recover from all types of disasters and hazards, we honor the memory of those who were lost that day.” The city of Richfield is hosting events, promoting volunteer programs and sharing emergency preparedness information as a NPM coalition member to help ensure that our community is prepared for emergencies. While NPM is held each September the city of Richfield CERT, Police and Fire divisions promote individual emer-

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Richfield church to host Gloryland concert The Gloryland Gospel Band will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave., Richfield. A freewill donation will be received and all are welcome with refreshments following. Gloryland is a group of fifteen vocalists and instrumentalists who provide a message of hope, joy and comfort through gospel, country and bluegrass music. They have performed at many venues including the Minnesota State Fair, Mall of America and have made a national appearance on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. Come bring your friends and enjoy this uplifting music. Info: 612-869-4917.

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COMMUNITY NOTES ‘Kids in the Garden’ at Bachman’s On the first Saturday of every month in 2011, Bachman’s invites children ages 3 through 10 to roll up their sleeves and enjoy planting, picking, growing, and creating with a free series of Kids in the Garden activity workshops. The popular free classes are held at a number of locations.

Registration is required, as the size of each class is limited. Register online at or call 612-861-7600. “There’s no better way to spark an interest in plants and nature than to give kids a chance to get hands-on with flowers and plants,” notes Susie Bachman. “Our Kids in the Garden workshops give eager young gardeners a chance to have fun while they learn what they can do with flowers, plants, seeds, and a little imagination.” A partial Kids in the Garden workshop

schedule is as follows: Oct. 1, Leaf Hunt: In this class, kids hunt for fall leaves! They'll learn about and compare different leaf styles and leave with a fall leaf print. Nov. 5, Pinecone Party: Kids learn about different types of pinecones and the little spores that are inside of them. Kids will make a pinecone turkey to take home. Bachman’s Kids in the Garden workshops will be offered at Bachman’s Flagship Store in Minneapolis at 6010

Lyndale Ave. S., Bachman’s Floral, Gift and Garden in Apple Valley at 7955 W. 150th St., Bachman’s Floral, Gift and Garden in Maplewood at 2600 White Bear Ave., Bachman’s Floral, Gift and Garden in Plymouth at 10050 6th Ave. N., Bachman’s Floral, Gift and Garden in Eden Prairie at 770 Prairie Center Dr., Bachman’s Floral, Gift and Garden in Fridley at 8200 University Ave. N.E. and Bachman’s Cedar Acres in Farmington at 23004 Cedar Ave. S.

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Mon. September 12 at 10:00am Creekside Community Center 9801 Penn Ave. So., Bloomington Mon. September 12 at 6:30pm Richfield American Legion 435 6501 Portland Ave. So., Richfield Tues. September 13 at 2:00pm Eden Prairie Community Center 16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie Wed. September 14 at 9:30am Edina Senior Center 5280 Grandview Square, Edina Tues. September 20 at 6:30pm Eden Prairie Community Center 16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie

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Opening a new season, field Upper left, the Richfield Dance Line performs during the half-time show at Richfield’s first football game of the 2011 season on Sept. 1. Below left, at the fist game of the season on Sept. 1, the Richfield Quarterback Club hosts a tailgate party offering hamburgers, chips, pop and an ice cream treat for a modest donation. Below, the Richfield Football Cheerleaders entice the crowd with cheers of support for the players at the Sept. 1 game opener of the 2011 season.

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At left, the Richfield Varsity Football team disbands their first huddle at the Sept. 1 game against North St. Paul. The Richfield District invited the community with free admission to celebrate the new multi use stadium turf field. Above, the stands are full of cheering spectators at the Sept. 1, opener of the Richfield 2011 football season. The Richfield School district opened the gates for the public offering free admission to celebrate the new turf field. (Photos by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers)

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COMMUNITY NOTES AARP meeting to feature accordionists Bloomington AARP Chapter 1328 will feature accordion entertainment during next week’s meeting in Bloomington. The group will meet 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Minnesota Room of Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. John and Jennie Carlson will provide accordion entertainment during the meeting. The chapter meets on the second Monday of each month Information: 952-881-6285 (Vern).

Music Together offers free music classes Music Together West Twin Cities is offering free demo Parent-Child MixedAge classes the week of Sept. 12 in Maple Grove, Plymouth, Crystal, St. Louis Park, Edina and Eden Prairie. Music Together Big Kids ages 5-7 is a new program this fall and will offer free demo classes in Plymouth and Edina Sept. 22-23.

All free demo classes are listed at, which also has registration information. Music Together West Twin Cities has been providing lessons since 1999. The 12-week fall session begins the week of Sept. 19. Big Kids classes begin Sept. 27 for 10 weeks and will feature the “Bongos” collection. Info: 763-529-2240 (Angela Barberg).

Richfield Fall Boutique table rentals available The Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave. S., will open its doors to early holiday shoppers 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, for the Richfield Fall Boutique. Three- and 8-foot tables are available for rental to sell handcrafted articles at this boutique. The center will have two floors of handcrafted articles, tasty foods such as sloppy joes, hot dogs and sweets, door prizes every half hour including a chance to win a hand-quilted “Dahlia” quilt. Proceeds will benefit the craftspeople,

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Children’s Music Festival in Richfield A Children’s Music Festival will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Ave., Richfield. This community event is the second annual fundraiser for Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota, an organization raising awareness of the need for a children’s hospice and respite care home serving children with life-limiting conditions and their families The event is sponsored in part by Hackenmueller’s Meat Market in Robbinsdale and Pediatric Home Service, with print services by Sarah McFarland of Henry and Lafayette Litho. “We are excited to celebrate and remember each child and family and will have a special tribute for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11,” Board

President of CLM Katie Lindenfelser said. “We look forward to bringing in family-focused entertainment, including the Teddy Bear Band and Common Chord, in addition to a variety of free activities such as face and head painting, crazy hair, massage, reflexology, reiki and a silent auction.” CLM is in the process of raising awareness and funds to build the first residential children’s hospice and respite care home in the Midwest, to be located in the Twin Cities. Once built, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families will be able to stay at CLM for respite stays and at end-of-life. In addition, the home will offer bereaved families in the community an avenue for developing supportive relationships. The purpose of the Children’s Music Festival is to spread the word and raise necessary funds. Tickets are also available at the event, including a suggested donation of $10 for an individual and $25 for a family. All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Information and registration: 763-5871152 (Katie Lindenfelser) or

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HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS The following class reunions have been scheduled for this year: Bloomington Jefferson High School • 1986 – 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage. Bloomington Kennedy/Lincoln High School • 1966 – 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, David Fong’s, 9329 Lyndale Ave., and 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, Outback Steakhouse and Comfort Inn Suites Airport complex, 1321 E. 78th St., Bloomington. Henry Sibley High School • 2001 – 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Tavern on the Avenue, 825 Jefferson Ave., St. Paul. Info: Facebook – Henry Sibley class of 2001 10 year reunion. Minneapolis Central High School • 1966 – Saturday, Oct. 22. Info: 612-8660282 or Minneapolis Edison High School • 1971 – 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 22, Columbia Park Manor, 3300 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis. Info: • 1976 – Saturday, Oct. 8, Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St., Columbia Heights. Info: or 763-535-1784 (Cindy). Minneapolis Marshall High School • 1948 – Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. N.E., Minneapolis. Info: 763-571-5212. Minneapolis Roosevelt High School • 1951 – Thursday, Sept. 15, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Minnesota Valley

Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington. Info: 952-888-1970 or • 1976 – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Ramada Inn Mall of America, 2300 American Blvd. E., Bloomington. Info: Minneapolis West High School • 1951 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Edina Country club, 5100 Wooddale Ave., Edina. Info: or 952-927-8520 (Barbara Laederach). Osseo High School • 1971 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 24, Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. SE, Osseo. Info: Richfield High School • 1961 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: Robbinsdale High School • 1976 – Saturday, Oct. 15, Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Info: 763-424-4385 or St. Louis Park High School • 1956 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Lord Fletcher’s, 3746 Sunset Drive, Spring Park. • 1971 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: or 952-920-5376 (Leslie). To add a reunion to this list, e-mail, fax 763-4247388 or call 763-424-7364.

COMMUNITY NOTES Knights of Columbus celebrate 55 years The Bloomington/Richfield Knights of Columbus will host a community pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. The event is free to the public with goodwill offerings will be accepted and proceeds going to the hall building fund. The event is in celebration the 55th anniversary of the KC hall. All members of the community are invited especially those that have celebrated weddings, special events or attended social activities at the hall in the past 55 years. Special acknowledgment will be given to any couple that celebrated their wedding party at the hall. The KC Hall was constructed in 1956 and at its opening was the largest gather-

ing space in the community. The hall continues to serve the community as a party center offering full catering services and a meeting place for many nonprofit organizations. Info: 952-888-1492.

Moms of Teens faith group meets in Edina Are you a mom looking for faith-based insight into your teenager? Moms of Teens meets 9:15-11:30 a.m. one Thursday each month September through April in the fellowship hall at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, in Edina. On Sept. 15, Dr. Bruce Locklear, Edina High School principal, will discuss how both kids and parents can play out faith in the high school environment. Small groups are also meet bi-monthly in members’ homes. Info: or 952-920-8515. – Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 – Richfield Sun-Current



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EDUCATION NOTES New digital sign at Richfield High School

Birthday wish In late August, 95-year-old grandmother Alice Menning celebrates her birthday by getting a Harley Davison Motorcycle ride around Lake Harriet. Menning is a longtime resident of Richfield.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Ostomy and Products Fair set for Sept. 19


The Ostomy Association of the Minneapolis Area is having an Ostomy and Products Fair that is open to the public from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. There is no admittance fee and all are welcome. Well-known vendors will be displaying their product offerings and providing treats such as Handi-Medical, FOW-USA, Phoenix Process Consultants, Convatec, Colon and Rectal Associates, Full Bag Alert, Coloplast, Bag-It, Hollister, and Minnesota Gastroenterology. The event will be held at the United Methodist Church of Peace, 6345 Xerxes Ave. S., Richfield. Not only is this an event packed with information, but comedienne Brenda Elsagher will be featured telling stories

that are entertaining, stimulating, and at times, poignant. The first 200 people with ostomies will receive a complimentary copy of Brenda Elsagher's new book, “It’s in the Bag and Under the Covers,” compliments of Hollister Incorporated.

Green Party meeting set for Sept. 27 The 3rd Congressional District Green Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the public conference room at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S. Edina. People from all party affiliations are invited. The agenda includes campaign goals for alternatives to the two-party system, announcements about a statewide meeting and updates on current activities. Info or rides: or 763561-9758 (Allan Hancock, Chair 3rd Congressional District Green Party).

School Space Media announced Richfield Senior High School would be utilizing the company’s LED animated digital sign network beginning with its fall sports season. School Space Media digital signs are approximately 30 feet long by 3 feet high and provide a vehicle for schools to display game and event animations or messages to rally school spirit as well as a medium for local, regional and national advertisers to reach key audiences. Richfield Senior High School will receive 50 percent of the net revenues generated from the School Space Media advertising program. Richfield is one of more than 22 schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area that are enrolled in the School Space Media network this fall. School Space Media began its school-based digital network last year with its introduction in four high schools in the Twin Cities, including Burnsville, Lakeville, Prior Lake and Mounds View. Info:

COMMUNITY LINE Amanda Poke of Richfield was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Concordia University. Jessica Burgwald of Richfield was named to the spring dean’s list at DePaul University.


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Sept. 11 is a day to honor hometown heroes Bloomington. Awards will be given in memory of Burnett, a passenger aboard hijacked United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. Burnett was among the passengers who learned aboard the plane that terrorists were aiming hijacked planes at structures such as the World Trade Center. Burnett and other passengers were able to thwart their hijackers, forcing the plane to crash near

BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will serve as the keynote speaker this weekend during a celebration honoring members of the community in the name of a Sept. 11 hero. The inaugural Tom Burnett Jr. Hometown Heroes Celebration is 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Hilton Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd. E.,

Shanksville, Penn., killing all aboard. The awards will recognize people who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping their fellow man, according to Bloomington Crime Prevention Association President Jim Caauwe. The Hometown Heroes Celebration is intended to be an annual fundraising event to support the Bloomington Crime Prevention Association’s annual grant program. It will include the presentation of three awards intended

to remember, recognize and raise. The awards will remember Burnett and other Sept. 11 heroes, recognize hometown heroes who are improving the community every day and raise funds to support public safety, young people and citizenship programs. The Remember Award will be presented in honor of former Minnesota Twins infielder and left fielder Harmon Killebrew and his foundation, HEROES: TO NEXT PAGE



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Tuesday, September 13 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. International Room Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Ave. S. - Edina Park in the Skyway ramp off France Ave.

Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm, Friday 8am - 8pm

Join us for this FREE event featuring cardiologist Robert Ketroser, M.D., F.A.C.C., of Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview.

7264 Washington Avenue South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Under the pavilion at Veteran’s Park, 64th & Portland Saturdays, Sept. 7am-Noon • Oct. 8am-Noon

Registration required.

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Locally grown produce, honey, maple syrup, jams, sauces, breads, meats, hummus, meat, cheese, flowers, corn and crepes. Weekly entertainment & activities for the whole family.

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We welcome EBT/SNAP benefits Credit/Debit Accepted • 612.861.9385 CMYK – Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 – Richfield Sun-Current

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Heroes FROM PREVIOUS PAGE the Recognize Award will be given to former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, who severed nine terms as Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District representative, and the Raise Award will be given to the Bloomington School District’s eighth-grade citizenship program, started by Burnett’s niece, a former


Bloomington teacher. Klobuchar was invited to give the keynote address after former WCCOTV anchor Don Shelby had to cancel his participation, Caauwe said. Music by Twin Cities performers Alison Scott and Kevin Bowe, who will perform a song in honor of Burnett, is also planned. Tickets for the dinner and program are $50 per person, or $150 for tickets including a pre-dinner reception. Tickets are 80 percent tax deductible. Ticket reservations are available through Sept. 9 at

Balance class begins Sept. 27 in Edina The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness will offer “A Matter of Balance,” 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 15, at Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina. The eight-week program is

designed to decrease falls and increase activity levels for older adults. The evidence-based program won national awards and comes to Normandale through the Minnesota Department of Health. The cost is $40. Participants will receive a $20 refund for attending at least seven classes. Register by calling Kaye Wothe or Patti Hankes at 952-929-1697.

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Wednesday, September 14! Realife Cooperative is conveniently located to almost everything you need... Medical and dental offices, banks, churches, dining, shopping and right next door to David Fong’s Restaurant. Cooperative living at its best with spacious homes at affordable share prices!

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Come to the Fair!

Festivals of Faith


Fair-time treats for all ages on

Sunday, September 11 Worship 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Our new pastors and staff would like to meet you!

All Saints Lutheran Church 15915 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka 55345 (Corner of Excelsior Blvd. and Woodland Road)


“Where Arms are Opened to People and Hearts are Opened to God” Every Sunday 8:15 am Traditional Worship 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Education Hour Sept. 8, 9, 10 Annual Rummage Sale Sept. 11 Rally Day - Sunday School resumes Rally Day Celebration follows the 10:45 service

Oct. 28 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Fall Costume Party 952-888-2345 z Holy Emmanuel is located between Portland & Nicollet on 104th Street Bloomington

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Come Worship With Us! Sunday Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Join us Sunday, September 11

Westwood Lutheran Church, ELCA, is an open, affirming and inclusive church welcoming all who seek God. 9001 Cedar Lake Road | St. Louis Park, MN 952-545-5623 |

St. Joseph’s Church of Hopkins 1310 Mainstreet • Hopkins • 952-935-0111

FALL FESTIVAL A Family Celebration! Sunday, September 18 11:00am - 4:30pm CHICKEN DINNER

Live Music from The Castaways Country Store, Bakeshop, Children’s games, Beer Garden and Concessions, Cakewalk, Silent Auction, Raffle, Bingo

Raffle Drawing Under the Tent - 4:30 pm

The Churches of Christ are part of a unity and “back to the Bible” movement that has roots in the Reformation. This movement gained momentum in the United States in the early 1800s. It is often referred to as the “Restoration Movement” because of the desire to restore qualities and characteristics of the church described in the New Testament. Since the focus of the early church was on the life, death, burial, resurrection, ascension and coming of Jesus Christ; it is ours as well.


Worship at 9 AM and 10:30 AM Open House for Sunday School children at 10 AM Lunch and Games for all beginning at 10 AM in the west parking lot

7314 Humboldt Ave. South Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-2677

Our desire is to simply follow Jesus and encourage others to do the same. If you are searching for a deeper walk with God and a fellowship of people who can encourage you in that journey, we hope you will come and join us as we strive to serve the Lord and bless others.

Festivals of Faith

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starting Sept. 11th

starting Sept. 7th

9:00-10:00 Sunday School Nursery, Sunday School Confirmation

4:30-5:30 Adult Christian Formation Class Bible and Topical Study

10:30-11:45 Worship Blended Worship Service Children’s Church Nursery Available

5:30-6:30 Dinner Suggested donation $4 adult, $3 child, max $10 family

11:45 - 12:15 Coffee Gathering Throughout the Month Small Groups, Prayer Groups, Service Groups

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6:30-8:00 Activities Children’s Activities Choir Rehearsal Praise Band Rehearsal The Miracle of LIFE Change Adult Video-Based Study

7121 Bloomington Ave S Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-2500

Sunday, September 11, 2011 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 8600 E. Bush Lake Rd. Bloomington, MN 55438

952-944-6510 Fall Worship Schedule begins September 11th Sunday Worship: 8:45 am and 11:00 am Education Hour for All Ages: 10:00 am Nursery Provided for Worship Services Pastor: Mark P. Nelson

★ Fellowship ★ Inflatable Jumper ★ Professional Face Painting ★ Foosball Tournament

★ Food on the Grill ★ Balloon Artist ★ Lawn Games ★ Free Raffle for Prizes

Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 am Nursery provided

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH 8600 Fremont Avenue South • Bloomington, MN 55420

Invites you to Welcome Sunday September 11TH, 2011

Pastors: Donavon P. Eslinger, Otis P. Borop

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church 9920 Normandale Blvd., Blmgtn, MN 952-835-7585

9:30 A.M. Worship on North Lawn (weather permitting) followed by Sunday School Open House & refreshments

Every Wednesday… beginning September 14

Rooted & Growing in God!

5-6:00 pm Community Supper – free-will offering 6-7:00 pm Activities for all ages 7-7:30 pm Worship Come get connected at Christ The King Lutheran Church!


Do Your Kids Have SPARK? Minnetonka Lutheran will be using the NEW Spark curriculum. A Bible based study of the Old and New Testament triggering the “spark” of faith which grows into the light of faith. Catch the spark at Minnetonka Lutheran this fall beginning Sunday, September 11 at 9:30am (Children 3 years old to 6th grade). Sign-up on line at or stop in the office for registration forms.. Confirmation classes begin Sept. 14 at 7:00pm for students in 7th-9th grade. Family dinner begins at 6:00pm each Wednesday evening – All are welcome!

Minnetonka Lutheran Church 16023 Minnetonka Blvd. Minnetonka 952.935.3419


Fall Kickoff, September 11 Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Neighborhood Picnic 11:45 am Please Join Us for Food, Fun & Games! SUNDAYS 9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship

WEDNESDAYS 5:45-6:15 pm Supper 5:45-6:30 pm Confirmation 6:00-7:30 pm GriefShare 6:30-7:50 pm Adult Bible Study, AWANA, ELL, Middle School Youth Group 6:30-8:00 pm Adult Choir 7:50-9:00 pm Senior High Youth Group – Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 – Richfield Sun-Current

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Bloomington Lutheran Church 952.888.2475


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 6716 Gleason Rd., Edina, MN

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church



9, 10, 11 & 12 noon 5025 Knox Avenue South

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Mid-Week Service Wednesday at 6:00 pm “New Beginnings” Sunday - Sept. 18

612-926-7651 Worship WorshipService Service Saturdays 6:00p.m. p.m. Saturdays 6:00 Sundays 8:00 Sundays 8:00a.m. a.m.and and 10:30 10:30 a.m. a.m. (Sept. – May)

Mondays Mondays

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7:00 7:00p.m. p.m.

WEST CAMPUS in Victoria 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. 7150 Rolling Acres Road (between Highways 5 & 7) 952-767-1500

Visitors Expected!

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class Sunday School & Adult Bible Class (Sept. – May) 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Fall Kick-Off Celebration

(September 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - May)

Festivals of Faith

To Know Him and To Know Christ To Make Himand Known To Make Him Known


Sunday Sept. 11 9:30am to 1:30pm

Our Fall Kick-Off is an open house event to present our upcoming Bible teaching programs, featuring Sunday School and AWANA. It is a free event open to the community, and will include a picnic lunch and outdoor games for all. Please join us!

10201 Nicollet Ave. So. Bloomington, MN 55420 (952) 888-4988

Riverside Church is a member of the Reformed Church of America, with a stated mission of Glorifying God and extending His kingdom. Please join us for worship, fellowship, and fun activities as we celebrate our excitement about the upcoming year.

WORSHIP 9:30am



T RANSFIGURATION L UTHERAN C HURCH Creating a Place for All to Belong. Sunday Worship 8:15 a.m. TRADITIONAL 9:30 a.m. BLENDED 10:45 a.m. CONTEMPORARY Nursery—at all services. Sunday School—Sundays, 9:30 a.m. September through May.

• children’s ministries • youth ministries • adult ministries • • senior ministries • music ministries • health and wellness ministries • • addiction and mental health ministries • small group ministries • • outreach ministries…

110th and France Avenue South, Bloomington


Phone: 952.884.2364



9350 Portland Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420


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Schools FROM PAGE 1 of Slotterback’s goals, the issues Richfield has had in the past were that many residents had chosen to home school their children or allow them to attended out of district schools. Slotterback began monitoring this goal with only 72 percent of Richfield residents attending Richfield public schools, but now over 75 percent are enrolled in district schools. “I attribute these increases with the additions of the Richfield Dual Language School, Richfield STEM School and other improvements throughout the district,” Slotterback said. For proving successes towards his second and third goals, Slotterback presented statistics of improvements in the standard ACT College Readiness Tests of Richfield students. Broken down in subgroups by race such as African American, Hispanic, Asian and White student groups, Richfield saw improvements in all. Not only were there improvements in test scores in each subgroup; the amount of students taking the ACT went up. “When you have more students taking

On Aug. 31, at City Bella in Richfield, the Richfield Chamber of Commerce listened to the State of Schools Address from Richfield School’s Supt. Dr. Robert Slotterback. (Photo by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers)

the test, generally the average scores go down, but not for our Richfield students and I think this is remarkable,” Slotterback said. With all of the progress the Richfield students are making Slotterback had only one thing to say, “We don’t just have good teachers, but we have superior

teachers in Richfield.” After addressing all of the good news Richfield Schools has had, Slotterback took time to give all the information at his disposal about the referendum question coming on the ballot for Richfield residents in November. Met with many questions, Slotterback

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recapped that as a result rising costs and flat funding, the district has cut all that it can from activities, maintenance and administration that the only thing left would be to cut people and increase class size should the new referendum not pass. Info: 612-796-6011 or

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CALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

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

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9 RICHFIELD VARSITY FOOTBALL VS. ST. THOMAS ACADEMY When: 7 p.m. Where: St. Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights Info: 651-454-4570



10 RICHFIELD FARMERS MARKET When: 7 a.m. to noon Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 64th Avenue and Portland Avenue, Richfield Info: USED BOOK SALE When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Hennepin County Library at Augsburg Park, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-543-6200





GATEWAY GARDEN PARTY When: 1-2:30 p.m. Where: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield Info:

PARENTS SUPPORTING EDUCATION MEETING When: 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Richfield High School, Guidance Conference Room, 7001 Harriet Ave. S., Richfield Info: 612-798-6100

ANNUAL CHILDREN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL When: 1-4 p.m. Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Ave., Richfield Info: 763-587-1152

FRIENDS MEETING When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Hennepin County Library at Augsburg Park, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-543-6200






BABY STORYTIME When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Hennepin County Library at Augsburg Park, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-543-6200

THE OPTIMIST CLUB OF RICHFIELD MEETING When: 7:30 a.m. Where: Richfield VFW Post 5555, 6715 Lakeshore Drive, Richfield Info:

RICHFIELD ROTARY When: 7:15 a.m. Where: Champps, 790 W. 66th St., Richfield Info:

ENVIROMENTAL BOOK CLUB: ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A YEAR OF FOOD When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield Info:

NORDIC POLE WALKING FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS When: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Where: Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield Info:

DART BASEBALL When: 9:15-11 a.m. Where: Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-861-9363

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Matt and Sonja Rosvold of Bloomington, MN, annouce the birth of their son, Brady James, born at 10:11am August 1, 2011 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. Brady weighed 5 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. He has blue eyes and brown hair. Grandparents are Steve and Rhonda Rosvold of Bloomington, MN and Andy and Anita Akmenkalns of Richfield, MN.

THURSDAYS 5:00 PM To request your order form call 952-392-6800 – Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 – Richfield Sun-Current

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COMMUNITY NOTES Ostomy and Products Fair set for Sept. 19 The Ostomy Association of the Minneapolis Area is having an Ostomy and Products Fair that is open to the public from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. There is no admittance fee and all are welcome. Well-known vendors will be displaying their product offerings and providing treats such as Handi-Medical, FOWUSA, Phoenix Process Consultants, Convatec, Colon and Rectal Associates, Full Bag Alert, Coloplast, Bag-It, Hollister, and Minnesota Gastroenterology. The event will be held at the United Methodist Church of Peace, 6345 Xerxes Ave. S., Richfield.

Not only is this an event packed with information, but comedienne Brenda Elsagher will be featured telling stories that are entertaining, stimulating, and at times, poignant. The first 200 people with ostomies will receive a complimentary copy of Brenda Elsagher's new book, “It’s in the Bag and Under the Covers,� compliments of Hollister Incorporated.

Kirk Stensrud on ‘Republican Roundtable’ Rep. Kirk Stensrud, R-42A, will appear on “Republican Roundtable� in September. He briefly discusses his background

and some of the issues from the last legislative session and the special session. “Republican Roundtable� is produced by the Senate District 63 Republicans and is hosted by Tim Erlander and Marc Sullivan. House District 42A comprises the northern portion of Eden Prairie and the southern portion of Minnetonka. The show airs in Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Hopkins on cable channel 15 at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. It also airs in Bloomington on cable channel 16 at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. It will air in Minneapolis on cable channel 17 at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m.





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Lutheran Church Pastor Robert O. Hall

Sunday School 9:00am Adult Forum 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:30am Coffee/Fellowship 11:30am

6817 Antrim Rd., Edina 952-941-1251

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

5835 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls 612-861-6086


Bloomington Chorale to begin new season Bloomington Chorale, a mixed voice, non-audition choir for people of all ages is accepting new members. Rehearsal for its winter 2011 Season begins 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. The winter season’s repertoire will be Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and a set of Christmas tunes from the British Isles entitled “Holly, Harp and Fiddle.� Info:


Richfield United Methodist Church

on Wednesdays.

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St. Alban’s

EPISCOPAL CHURCH 6716 Gleason Road Edina, MN 55439 (952) 941-3065 Come Grow With Us In Christ

Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.

Hillcrest United Methodist Church


9:30am Sunday Worship & Church School

Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Potluck 11:00 am

Nursery Available

9100 Russell Ave. So. Bloomington, MN 55431 (2 Blocks W. of Penn on 91st)

(952) 881-8601

“Learn, Grow, Support�

Rally Sunday, Sept. 11

Pastors: Charles R. Carlson, Anne Hokenstad 7625 Chicago Ave. S., P Richfield, MN 612-866-8471

9920 Normandale Blvd. S. Bloomington • 952-835-7585

Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am Education For All ages 9:45 am Nursery Provided Pastors: Don Eslinger, Otis P. Borop

St. Mark’s United Church of Christ Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church 50th Street between

James & Knox Ave. So., P Minneapolis 612-926-7651 • Sunday Mornings 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am and 12 noon

Sunday Church School 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 am

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Habitat FROM PAGE 1 zero percent interest mortgages to partnering families. To become a partnering family, few qualifications must be met such as they must have lived in the Twin Cities sevencounty metro-area for at least one year, meet Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s income guidelines and credit standards, acknowledge and accept the responsibilities of homeownership, attend all sessions of Habitat homeowner training and contribute 300-500 hours of work toward the construction of any Habitat home. Getting started on building or reconstructing a home, Twin Cities Habitat relies on volunteers to carry out their mission. The construction of the Richfield home broke ground on Aug. 1, with the dedicated volunteers beginning on Aug. 15 and the estimated completion is set for Dec. 31, according to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor Craig Norton. The volunteering organizations, known as House Partners, at the Richfield construction site include Bloomington Coalition, Family of Christ Lutheran in Chanhassen, Gethsemane Lutheran in Hopkins, Living Christ Lutheran in Chanhassen, Minnetonka Lutheran Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran in Burnsville, Thrivent Corporate Employees, Thrivent Financial Representatives and Nokomis Builds that includes Annunciation Catholic Community, Bethel Lutheran Church, Hope Lutheran Church, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Community. “Every day we have a different crew of nine to ten volunteers,” Norton said. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, volunteers from Minnetonka Lutheran Church cut and nailed plywood to the frame of the house.

“They are professionals,” Minnetonka Lutheran Church member and volunteer coordinator for this project Gary Schmidt said about the hard work he and his group have demonstrated. “They are learning fast, enthusiastic and are having a lot of fun.” This experience for Mohamoud and his family means making life easier and providing more independence for their family Mohamoud said. Mohamoud, his wife and their five children, Layla, 12, Faisa, 9, Abduljabbar, 6, Saham, 4, and 2-year-old Abdulkadif are all excited to have a home of their own. “It is wonderful. I have been dreaming on a home of my own and for my children for a long time. Now I will have it. Thank you, Habitat,” Yusuf said.

Above, on Sept. 1, led by Site Supervisor Craig Norton, volunteers build a new roof and strengthen the base structure of a home on the 6700 block of Pleasant Avenue West in Richfield that the Ayan Yusuf and Osman Mohamoud family from Somalia is buying from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. At left, volunteers Knute Gilbrtson and Joann Gilbrtson from Minnetonka Lutheran Church hammer nails into plywood to secure the base structure on a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home in Richfield. (Photos by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers))

LEGAL NOTICES City of Richfield (Official Publication) CITY OF RICHFIELD NOTICE DELINQUENT UTILITY BILLS TO BE ASSESSED Chapter VII of the Richfield Ordinance Code provides that unpaid water and sewer charges may be certified to the County Auditor to be included in a property owner’s annual property tax bill. The Ordinance Code also authorizes a $50.00 certification fee to be charged against each delinquent account. By cer-

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Sarah Pospisil The Richfield High School swimmer set a pool record with a winning time of 1 minute, 4.21 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly during the girls swimming team’s 111-73 loss at Foley Aug. 26. She is a senior tri-captain for the Spartans.

Corban Halbur The junior quarterback ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more scores while sparking Richfield to a 27-13 Classic Suburban Conference win over North St. Paul Sept. 1 at Spartan Stadium in the football season opener.

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Richfield High School football fans had plenty to cheer about during the Spartans’ 2011 opener. First, the school district allowed free admission to Richfield’s Classic Suburban Conference game against North St. Paul Sept. 1 at Spartan Stadium. And fans took advantage of that offer to pack the stands. Spartan Stadium’s new artificial turf was also on display. Plus, the Richfield Quarterback Club held a tailgate party prior to kickoff. And the evening’s festivities were capped by a 27-13 Richfield victory over North St. Paul. “Opening game was a great community event,” said Richfield head football coach/athletic director Todd Olson. “We had a tremendous crowd and our players performed well. We also heard a lot of positive things about our new field.” Olson said he was delighted with his team’s performance in the season debut. “We kept mistakes to a minimum and ran a very efficient offense for a first game,” said Olson. “Our defense put good pressure on their quarterback and the guys really hustled.” Richfield opened scoring in the second quarter on a 6-yard pass from junior quarterback Corban Halbur to senior wide receiver Eric Jimson. Raheim Hampton kicked the extra point. North St. Paul came back to tie the score at 7-7 before halftime on a 6-yard run and conversion. The teams exchanged touchdowns in the third quarter, but Richfield’s Mick Dhein blocked the Polars’ extra-point attempt, leaving the Spartans with a 1413 advantage. Richfield clinched victory with two 1-



Richfield football fans had plenty to cheer about



MARK YOUR CALENDAR Richfield’s football team will hit the road to play St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in a Classic Suburban Conference game.

Courtney Miller Miller, a Richfield junior, finished first in diving with a pool-record 221.50 points as the Spartans’ girls swimming and diving team lost to Foley. Miller placed 12th at state last season.

Eric Jimson The Richfield senior wide receiver caught touchdown passes of 59 and 6 yards during the Spartans’ 27-13 season-opening football victory over visiting North St. Paul Sept. 1.

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Above, Richfield defensive lineman Robert Holloway pounces on a fumble during the Spartans’ 27-13 Classic Suburban Conference football win over North St. Paul Sept. 1 at home. At right, Richfield’s Brian Christian tries to pull in a pass from quarterback Corban Halbur in his team’s season-opening victory over North St. Paul.

The Holy Angels senior running back pulled in a 68-yard touchdown pass and finished with 98 yards receiving as the Stars successfully opened their football season with a 28-0 road victory over Chisago Lakes Sept. 2.

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(Photos by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) yard scoring runs by Halbur in the final quarter. Andrew Perlich, Robert Holloway, Jared Mullen and Andrew Allen recovered four North St. Paul fumbles. Halbur completed eight of 11 passes for 111 yards. Richfield rushed for 150 yards as a team with junior halfback Devon Schilla-Robinson leading the way. “Dhein and Mike Dyer were stalwarts defensively,” said Olson. “And Dhein also ran hard as a running back. “Our defense played very well

The senior linebacker led Holy Angels in tackles with 13 as the Stars’ defense achieved a shutout during a 28-0 Missota Conference football win over Chisago Lakes Sept. 2. Holy Angels will seek its second victory of the 2011 season at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, when it travels to New Prague for another conference game.

against North St. Paul’s high-powered attack.” Richfield travels to Mendota Heights to play Classic Suburban Conference FOOTBALL: TO PAGE 33

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State swimming veterans return for Richfield Stars shine Pospisil, Miller are key returnees for Spartan squad

in football season opener BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Two state Class A performers return for the Richfield girls swimming team this fall. Senior Sarah Pospisil and junior Courtney Miller are state tourney veterans expected to provide valuable points for the Spartans this season. Pospisil placed seventh in the 200yard individual medley at state last fall with a time of 2 minutes, 12.07 seconds. Miller could be a state diving title contender after finishing 12th at state as a sophomore. “Pospisil has the potential to finish third or better at state,” said Richfield veteran head coach Marc Hamren. “She is talented in all four strokes of the 200 IM. “She works hard and is a determined and persistent swimmer.” Hamren likes Miller’s chances of medaling at state as well. “Miller placed 12th at state last year but six divers who finished ahead of her have graduated,” said Hamren. “I’m looking for her to place around third this season.” Another Spartan swimming strength is the team’s 200 medley relay. Richfield returns senior Margaret Schroeder, Pospisil, senior Sarah Sathre and freshman Kinya Gilbert from its 200 medley relay team that placed fourth at section last year. “That 200 medley relay has the potential to qualify and finish in the top eight at state this season.” Pospisil will share the Spartan captaincy with Sathre (freestyler) and Schroeder (backstroker). Gilbert returns as a sprint freestyler for the Spartans. Richfield was 20th at state last season with 38 points. The Spartans were fourth in the Section 4 meet. Richfield opened its 2011 dual meet season with a 111-73 loss to host Foley Aug. 26. The Spartans broke two Foley pool records in the defeat. Pospisil won the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:04.21. Miller took first in diving with a pool-record score of 221.50 points. Richfield will swim against host Henry Sibley at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Heritage Middle School.

Above, Richfield diver Courtney Miller competed in the state Class A meet last fall and finished 12th. She returns as a junior for the Spartan girls swimming and diving team this season. At right, Richfield’s Marc Hamren is the dean of Classic Suburban Conference coaches. His Spartan swimmers finished 20th at state a year ago. (Submitted photos)

Holy Angels head football coach Ray Betton emphasizes defense. So he was pleased with how his team performed in its season opener Sept. 2. Holy Angels blanked host Chisago Lakes 28-0 with a solid effort on both sides of the ball. Senior linebacker T.J. Patrias was all over the field, leading the Spartan defense with 13 tackles. Senior defensive back Parker Bredow contributed 10 tackles. Holy Angels senior defensive end Brett Pierce blocked a punt. “It is an accomplishment any time you go to somebody else’s field and come away with a victory,” said Betton. “Our defense executed very well against Chisago Lake’s option offense. Our defensive guys played very fast and got to the ball.” There was nothing wrong with Holy Angels’ offense, either. Senior running back Will Pagel finished with 98 yards receiving and junior running back Anthony Baysah provided 93 yards rushing. Holy Angels took command of the game in the second quarter, scoring three times. Pagel caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Sam Keis. The Stars’ kick failed. Keis scored on a 1-yard run. Baysah reached the end zone on a conversion run. Baysah ran 30 yards for Holy Angels’ third score of the second quarter. Junior Bobby Ruckavina kicked the extra point. Holy Angels finished the scoring in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run by junior running back Mikias Alipate and a Ruckavina kick. Holy Angels remains on the road to play New Prague at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Mankato West defeated New Prague 60-14 last week. “We always seem to have close, defensive battles with New Prague,” said Betton, in his second season as the Stars’ head coach. “We must try to contain New Prague’s option offense like we did last week against Chisago Lakes. And we must eliminate mistakes.” – Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 – Richfield Sun-Current

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Tri-captains (from left) Kellin Swanson, Sophie Pulice and Kiersti Phenow provide leadership for the Richfield High School girls tennis team. The Spartans will host Tartan in a 3:30 p.m. Classic Suburban Conference match Thursday, Sept. 8. (Submitted photo)

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runs through April. Kennedy High School will be the site for the second half of league competition. Registration fees are $110 for all seven months or $65 for a half-season. Info: 952-884-2146 (Don Wilkie).

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The Bloomington-based Born Again Jocks (BAJ) is sponsoring a volleyball league for Twin Cities-area players 55 and older. The league is for players of all skill levels. Matches are from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Bloomington Jefferson High School gymnasium. The season starts Monday, Oct. 2, and

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Football FROM PAGE 31 title favorite St. Thomas Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The Cadets over-

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


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BLUE SKIES Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured


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Crafters Wanted for the Sat., October 22 Fall Festival at Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 West 60th St, Richfield. For info call: Mary Jackson 612-866-4469


Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots. $995/BO each. Call 651-762-3727 Burial Plot, Glen Haven Memorial Masonic Garden 2 plots avl. Valued $5200. $2000 for both. 651-331-1670 Dawn Valley in Blmgtn, 2 plots, asking $1,200/BO each. Carol 612-619-4850

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Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $5,000/BO. 218-828-3608 Glenhaven Garden of Nativity. Lot 93B spaces 1&2 companion marker and 2 vaults. $5K 763-537-8296 Groveland Cemetery in Mtka. Lots available in new expanded area. Priced @ $700 & $1200. 952-847-0011

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Lovely Glen Haven – 2 plots, must sell, $1600 ea 952-926-4381

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Estate Sales

ST. LOUIS PARK 2509 Rhode Island Ave. S. Sept. 17 - 18 (10-4) Antiqs, vintg, furn., HH, jwlry, dolls, mirrors, books




Special Occasions

GRAPE STOMP & FALL FESTIVAL September 16-18 at Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria, MN

Lamont Cranston Friday 8pm- Midnight

Digital Piano – Roland ep 9 perfect cond. Bench incl. New $1200. Sacrifice for $700 cash 952-884-3484 Executive SteelCase Desk unit with file cabinet. Like new! Plymouth 715-571-1920

Oak Ent. Center & 2 Towers $600, bought new for $2300. Call Tony 651-248-2957 Single Captains Bed 3 drawer, Pine. You pickup. $450 Cash. 763-742-8799 Sleep Number bed for sale, series 9000. Electric adjustable frame with pillow top. Head board with mirror, and side piers with drawers included. Works great $1,800. Call 612-237-1415


Give-Aways & Swaps

Giveaway: 50-plus gallon fuel oil tank, previously used for home heating. Free to anyone who can haul it away. Call 763-377-5746


Medical Supplies

Bruno SRE-2000 Stairlift 400 LB Capacity. Jerry @ 612-670-3235 PaceSaver 3 whl Scooter, battery operated, w/basket, Exc cond! New $2,500; ask. $1,000/BO 952-431-5781


Misc. For Sale

FIREPLACES: Majestic Direct Vent, 6 models to choose from. 50% off. Does not include venting or accessories. Call 952-854-2935 Twins Silk Robe: Sports collectors $65 952-834-7865 Vikings Silk Robe: Sports collectors $65 952-834-7865


Misc. Wanted

WANTED Old stereo equip., need not work. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys


952-933-0200 Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044


Musical Instuments

Baldwin Console Piano w/bench, medium oak fin., built 1980, $600. 952-935-1566

Crown Upright Piano Needs tuning. Good cond! $850/BO. 763-544-1236

Festival Hours:

Fri. Noon - Midnight; Sat. 10 - 7; Sun. Noon - 4 Visit:

For schedule, info and to register to stomp grapes.



Garage Sales this week Apple Valley

9/9-10 (8-5) Washer/Dryer, furn., HH, movies, 12' ladder, cloz 14110 Garland Av HUGE Multi-Family Garage Sale! Fri 9/9 (8-5) Sat 9/10 (8-2) 13053 Findlay Ave. Kitchen items, kids cloz, exercise equip, furniture, electronics & much more. Everything Must Go!

Rodeo Hills Multi-Family 9/9-10 (8-5) Huntington Dr. (off Palomino, nr. Cty Rd 11)


Bloomington th

9/8-9 (8-4) 1600 W 87 St. Furn, cloz, perennials, hh costumes + much more!! Big Sale! 9/10-11, 8-5, lots of furn, antiq, collectibles, hh, toys, cloz. 8611 5th Av S



Multi-Family 9/9 - 9/10 (8-5) HH, Furn., Kids cloz & toys. 4725 Zane Ave N.



1 Day Only 9/8 (9-5), Furn, HH, toys, sporting goods, 20405 Linden Road



3867 Palisade Way 9/8-9 (86). Antq, collect, furn, HH, crafts and a lot more. HUGE SALE: 9/9-10 (8-3) Furn, American Girl Dolls, sports equipment, Rainbow Swing set & more - 4549 Majestic Oaks Place in Eagan (near Cliff and Hwy 3).



between Nicollet Ave & Portland Ave on 104th Street Moving Sale: 9/8-9 (8-2), Furn, HH, Books, Elec. FP, misc 5718 Auto Club Circle




ESTATE SALE: 9/8-10 (8-5) Everything must go! 13613 Country Lane


Coon Rapids

Multi-Family 9/8-10 (8-5) Kid/Adult cloz, HH, furn., more! 1808 103rd Ave NW

St. Louis Park

Grandma Sale: 9/8 – 9/10, old stuff, bird hses, beads, 2601 Georgia Ave South Huge 3 Family! 9/8 & 9/10 (9-6) Furn., toys, piano, HH, bed, etc. 6725 Eliot View Rd.

YARD SALE: Fri & Sat 9/9-10 (8-4) 4067 Yosemite Ave S

Garage Sales next week




4 Family Sale 9/15-17 (8-5) Kids cloz, HH, fishing, more! 1020 West 80 1/2 St.


Huge "Treasure" Sale

Presale $2 Adm. 9/14 (5-8); Thurs, 9/15 (9-5); Fri, 9/16 (9-3) - Bag Day

6716 Gleason Rd. (S. of Hwy 62 on Gleason)



Estate/Moving Sale 9/8-9 (9-5); 9/10 (9-2). Cash only. 4298 Woods Way


Mound View

Huge Garage Sale - proceeds benefit our adoption. HH Furn, office furn, baby stuff, Toys, books, Cloz, HH goods, Hol. decor & so much more. 9/9-10 7:30-3. 2920 Sherwood Place, Mounds View


Multi Fam Sale: 9/9 (4-8) 9/10 (8-5) 9/11 (1-5), HH, Furn 1212 Arbor Street


Meadow Creek Condominiums Annual Community Yard Sale

Sat, Sept. 17 (8am - 4pm) Look for the signs on

11th Ave So., Smetana Rd, Westbrooke Way, & Old Settlers Trail Sale will be held rain or shine!




Mega Moving Sale: 9/8-11 (9-6), 30 years of stuff must go! 11505 49th Ave North


Multi-Fam 9/9-10 (9-5) HH, Girls(0-5) cloz, crafts, makeup, more! 501 West 70th St Multi-Family 9/8-9-10 Baby cloz/equip, HH, tools, much misc. 7518 Pillsbury Av S



Mega Fam Fundraiser! kit Xmas, hh toys, antiq, cloz 9/15-17, 9-6. 3723 26½ Av N



Rosemount UMC Sale Cloz, toys, HH, books, furn.


14-ft Diameter Trampoline Very Good Condition! $60 763-535-4305

Complete basketball syst. Incl backboard, pole stand $200/BO. 763-788-0595

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets


9/15 (8-7); 9/16 (8-12) 14770 Canada Ave. West 651-423-2475



Sporting Goods & Misc



German Shepherd Puppies Czech import line, 6 males.

952-873-2075 612-644-1753

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Best Deals! Most items 25 cents. HH, books. 9/15-17 (8-4) 23255 Park St

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Bicycles & Accessories


Family Care Child Care

4100 Bloomington

Lic. Home Daycare has FT Opgs for Infant/Toddler & Preschl. Reasonable rates. Call Shar 952-278-0720 Bloomington

Retired R.N. has 2 FT/PT Infant Opgs in my Home. Flex hrs. Linda 952-884-5102

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Fri, Sept 16 9am-7pm Sat, Sept 17 9am-2pm No Strollers Allowed. 15 well organized depts!



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Giant Electric Assist Bike, w/batt & charger - like new! $550/BO. 763-544-1367

Moving Sale: 9/15-17 (9-5), indoor-outdoor furn like new, riding lawn mower, Boats, New yard/garden tools, TV's, & Used crafts, HH items. 15701 Highland Hghts Dr '96 Sylvan Sea Monster 16' Multi Fam furn hh dishes with trailer. 40hp force, Xmas, garden. 9/15–16 9-3, starts/runs, needs water 9/17, 9-12. 15074 Highland Trl pump, $2,500. 612-529-2977



New Hope

9/15-17 (9-5) Women + sz cloz, Kitchen/HH misc & more 3609 Decatur Ave N


14' Alumacraft Fishing Boat w/2 seats, 2 motors on trailer $1500 or best offer. 763-497-4070


Lots of xmas blowups, cloz, antqs, furn & misc. 9/16-18 (9-5) 6725 14th Ave S


14' Aluminum Boat 2 Motors, total $300.00. 763-425-1167/763-561-6996


Health Care

People Incorporated is the Twin Cities’ largest non-profit dedicated to serving people with mental illness. We have full and part time positions available in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. We provide competitive salaries and great benefits. For a complete list of openings, please visit our website:


Approximately 6400 sq ft of warehouse space, with one dock, private warehouse office and one drive in door. South Blmgtn $3500 per month gross rent. (Includes taxes, insurance, utilities, all operating expenses.) Call 651-414-6055 for details/showing.


Farms & Land


Farms & Land


ESTATE SALE: 1 DAY ONLY: 9/8 (9-7) Furn, HH, 3902 Lawndale Lane N


Annual Fall Yard Sale

($3 Adult Adm. - Fri, 9a-2p)

St. Alban's Church

9/14-17 (8am-5pm) 3XL cloz, HH, tools, furn. Some toys, Misc. 8280 172nd St. W.






Sept. 8-10 (9-5) HH, furn., toys, tools, antiqs, garden. 4616 Terracewood Dr.




One Day Only! 9/10 (8-5). Cash only. 4306 W 99th St

Wms cloz (4-6), exc cond, HH. 9/9 (4-7) 9/10-11 (8-3) 6175 Strawberry Ln

Multi-Fam: Sept 8-10 (8-5) 10276 Scarborough Rd. HH, antiqs, cloz. (Nr. 53rd & University) 5140 3rd St NE Great Sale! 9/17, 8:30-5, 9/18, 1-5. HH, Xmas, cloz, & Sept 8-9-10-11 (8-5) 2 Oak end more. 1212 West 89th St. tbls., swivel rocker, & misc HH 6435 Ashton Ave NE

Multi Fam: 9/10 (8-5), Bike, Furn, HH, Cloz, Misc. 8409 Irving Ave S ESTATE SALE! 9/10 (104) Cash Only. Furn+, Free Multi-Fam! 9/8-10 (7-6), items. 2565 Kelly Ave Wt Eq, furn, tools, jewelry, HH, antqs., air comp. Orono 4717 Overlook Dr Multi-Family 9/7-10 (8-6) Kid/Adult cloz, furn., antiq toy JD tractor, BB cards, HH. 5711 Hyland Greens Dr


Estate/Moving 9/15-17 Furn., Florals, des cloz, +

Holy Emmanuel Lutheran

Annual Rummage Sale Thurs & Fri 9/8-9 (8-7); Sat 9/10 (8-12) - $3 Bag Day 201 East 104 th Street


LAND AUCTION 66.9 Acres Hunting/Farmland in Sec. 23 of Sumter Twp, McLeod County, MN • Excellent habitat including lake • Cash Flow from tillable land

Auction: Oct. 1, 2011, 9:30 am at the Glencoe City Center Building in Glencoe, MN Olivia, MN 56277 • 320-523-1050 Gary Hotovec, Auctioneer #6570

Elder Homestead 11400 4th Street North Minnetonka, MN 55343

Maintenance Supervisor Elder Homestead Assisted Living in Minnetonka is looking for a qualified individual for building maintenance. This position is Monday – Friday, Daytime Hours. Qualifications include: Minimum of three (3) years full-time experience in construction or maintenance of equipment, utilities and buildings preferred; knowledge of state building, plumbing and electrical codes and ordinances. Knowledge of basic machinery and tools. Ability to operate lawn and yard equipment. Ability to work within federal and state regulations, VOANS facility policies and procedures. Ability to relate positively, effectively and appropriately with residents, families, visitors and other facility personnel. Special interest in, and a positive attitude about, working with elderly residents. Boiler’s license required (1st class and above). Knowledge and ability in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, plastering and painting.

Interested applicants please contact: L. Fisher, Human resources Manager @ 763-971-6304 or e-mail resume’ to



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A New Career We're looking for motivated individuals to join Minnesota's #1 real estate team. We'll provide the training and resources. You bring the desire for personal and financial growth. Together we'll build your real estate career. Call Irene Levy at 952-949-4759 or email:

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