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Mediator gets world recognition BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS “Bulk unhurried time is a matter of how we engage our neighbors in conversation and spend time together,” Stephanie Hope Smith said of her philosophy to mediation. Smith says she is an average woman. She is a wife and a mother, works as an certified athletic trainer at Academy of Holy Angles in Richfield and lives in Bloomington. She is a member of her local Rotary Club and attends Mass every Sunday.

But as average as she may proclaim herself to be, Smith has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize by Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Sioux Nation. Smith “has demonstrated the potential to bring hope and healing across all colors of skin by building innovative bridges between groups as they serve together and by guiding them to use the Rotary Four Way Test as a basis for dialogue and action,” said Looking Horse in a statement to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the

governing body that selects the peace prize winners. Beginning in 2006, Smith has been serving as an unofficial neutral mediator between government officials and nonprofit leaders, First Nations Elders and young adults in an effort to create the Bdote Peace Park around the Fort Snelling Historical sites in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Mendota. “Bdote is their site of creation and geno-

Planting the fruits of their labor Students at the Richfield S.T.E.M. School watch as a tree is planted on school grounds. The kindergarten classes purchased the large Red Maple tree with part of $685 raised by making and selling braided friendship bracelets. They made over 1200 bracelets and sold them all for 50 cents each. The students have been working on a unit called ‘Caring for the Earth’ to connect with Earth Day. (Photo by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers)

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Richfield teacher receives ‘Top’ award BY BILLIE JO RASSAT SUN NEWSPAPERS Teachers are pillars in the foundation of education for the youth of America. They sacrifice time and energy so their students are given the social, mental and educational tools to become successful. One Richfield teacher is leading the way for her devotion to education. Melanie Lawrence-Smith, fourth grade teacher at the Richfield S.T.E.M. School, has been awarded the FOX 9 Top Teacher Award. At a school assembly on April 21, the FOX 9 team led by Dawn Stevens, family and colleagues surprised Lawrence-Smith with the award, which recognizes nine extraordinary teachers in the Twin Cities community. “I just feel great. This is unbelievable,” Lawrence-Smith said. According to FOX 9, the winning educators teach more than what is in the textbooks and bring learning to life inside and outside the classroom. The judging panel for the award is made up community TEACHER: TO PAGE 16A

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THE RIGHT STUFF IN RICHFIELD Barbara Fayth Humphrey of Richfield is the recipient of the 2011 National Tartan Day Award by The Scottish Coalition USA, a consortium of six organizations serving the Scottish American communities on a National level. Presentation of her award was held on Tartan Day, April 6, at a symposium of the National Capital Tartan Day Committee in Washington, D.C. The award was presented to Humphrey for her over 15 years of full involvement in leading her Scottish American community to “the perpetuation, preservation and celebration of Scottish history, culture and heritage,” said Humphrey. Her involvement started at a local Scottish fair at Macalester College in St. Paul. when she noticed that those of the name Cameron were not represented. Humphrey is a descendent of the Scottish Clan Cameron. Barbara Fayth According to Scottish history, the word Humprey clan in Scottish Gaelic can mean ‘offspring, children, or descendants.’ The notoriety of each Scottish clan gives a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland. “Cameron was one of the biggest clans in Scotland. If they were going to be represented, I was going to have to do something,” Humphrey said. Her determination lead to several actions, one of her most noted accomplishments was her involvement in the creation of the official Minnesota State Tartan. The Minnesota State Tartan represents the nature, the quality and beauty of Minnesota and the diversity of its people, according to Humphrey. As a result of Humphrey’s efforts, along with Jackie Johnston, on February 4, 2002, the Minnesota state Senate unanimously voted on a resolution to adopt their proposed tartan as the official state tartan. “As they honor me, they honor Minnesota,” Humphrey humbly said of her accomplishments. By: Billie Jo Rassat • Sun-Current

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Organization aims to help homeless teens Oasis for Youth is among organizations participating in Saturday’s teen homelessness forum BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Several teenagers in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield are faced with a challenging question in any given week. “Where am I going to sleep tonight?” The teens aren’t homeless in the traditional sense of the word. They aren’t roaming the streets at night or sleeping under bridge decks. Most of them are attending a local school and may have a car and part-time job. But issues such as abuse and alcoholism in their home force them to seek shelter elsewhere. Sometimes that’s with a friend or rela-

Swedish Institute to host anniversary concert Also on the program is the St. Olaf College Viking Chorus. The American Swedish Institute Male Chorus sings traditional, popular, and sacred music in both Swedish and English. Tickets are $10. Info and tickets: 612-371-3731.

The American Swedish Institute Male Chorus is presenting its 75th anniversary concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Fine Arts Auditorium of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington.

tive, but not every teen has somebody they can call for help immediately. That’s where Oasis for Youth comes in. The organization started as an advocacy group for homeless and precariously housed youth in the suburbs and now operates a Bloomington drop-in center. The organization opened its doors in the basement of a Bloomington church last July and provides a variety of services to teens that need assistance meeting their daily needs or a refuge from the challenges they face at home. “It doesn’t look like what people expect homelessness to look like,” according to Andrea Knoll, the volunteer coordinator of Oasis for Youth. The volunteer-run organization uses donated space in the basement of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church of Bloomington as its base of operations. Each weekday afternoon volunteers are

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Richfield student survey shows sex on the rise Superintendent: There’s still work to be done, but district is making progress BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS The Richfield Youth Health Update numbers are in and the students of Richfield Public Schools rank higher than Minnesota state averages in many areas. The Youth Health Update is a publication from Bloomington Public Health and Tri-City Partners to present data shown from the Minnesota Student Survey. The Minnesota Student Survey is given every three years to students in grades six, nine and twelve, across the state. Survey participation is voluntary. The results are summarized and given to participating school districts to learn what can be done to support the health of students and help avoid risky behaviors. Sexual intercourse amongst Richfield High School students is on the rise. According to survey results, 57 per-

cent of twelfth-grade students and 28 percent of ninth-grade students have had sexual intercourse. The state average of students who have had sexual intercourse for ninthgraders is 20 percent and for twelfthgraders is 51 percent. “This is symptomatic of a very bad problem in America. The really severe part is when one of these sexually active teenagers gets pregnant. We are seeing a lot of kids that are having kids,� Richfield Public Schools Sup. Dr. Robert Slotterback said. Of the suburbs, Richfield and Brooklyn Center are the two cities with the highest number of teen pregnancies, according to Slotterback. “I feel like we are fighting a big battle here,� Slotterback said. However, Slotterback does feel some of this is cultural. “If you think about the culture from 2007 to 2010, you see more sex on television and you see more sex in the movies. Teenagers having sex is much

more prevalent in popular culture and young kids are so influenced by this,� Slotterback said. The gender difference in students having sexual intercourse has provided mixed results. The number of ninth-grade girls having sexual intercourse raised from 15 percent in 2007 to 32 percent in 2010. While the number of twelfth-grade girls risen from 45 percent in 2007 to 60 percent in 2010. The amount of ninth-grade boys who have had sexual intercourse drop from 44 percent in 2007 to only 25 percent in 2010. While the number of twelfth-grade boys involved in sexual intercourse also declined from 55 percent in 2007 to 53 percent in 2010. The district involvement in a pilot program presented by Hennepin County to combat teen pregnancy has led to the boys’ decline of sexual intercourse, according to Slotterback. “We are trying to combat the sexual activity by trying to dissuade students

from becoming sexually active,� Slotterback said. As part of the Richfield Health Update, suggestions on tools and strategies are given to help in the growing risky behaviors of the community students. Communication is one key component highlighted throughout these strategies. “Kids are not as forthright about this stuff as I think parents would like them to be. I can tell you generally there are not that many parents out there that are sitting their ninth-grade daughters down and asking if they are sexually active,� Slotterback said. Suggestions for parents and other adults for diminishing the risky behaviors of Richfield youth are to role model the behaviors that are expected from the students and be involved in the teen’s life. On a more positive side, bullying SURVEY: TO PAGE 12A

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Richfield Historical Society Director Jodi Larson shows an old jukebox from the preserved collection at the History Center. (Photo by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers) BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS A new breath of life is being brought to the Richfield Historical Society. This winter the Richfield Historical Society Board of Directors hired a new director and with her new ideas and change have swept over the oldest house in Richfield. “I would like to lead the charge and emphasize how that house doesn’t have to be just a story about a house, but is can be a story of Richfield as seen by that house over a century and a half,” Richfield Historical Society Director, Jodi Larson said. The Bartholomew House, 6901 Lyndale Avenue South, is a rare treasure and since it was built it has witnessed the vast changes of the Richfield community. “It has seen it all,” said Larson. Along with the Bartholomew House exhibit, other spaces at the Historical Society are in for a face-lift. “We are going to incorporate some permanent elements into our rotating exhibit and those elements will be dedicated to telling the story of the ever changing Richfield,” Larson said. A second exhibit space is in the process of being erected. “Here at the history center, we are building a new secondary exhibit space in the library which will be about highlighting two dimensional things from the collection including photographic elements and maps that even the Minnesota Historical Society don’t have,” Larson said. According to Larson, her job is clear,

“We have to tell the Richfield story in an engaging way; we have to tell the story in a relevant way.” More often than not Historical Societies have the reputations for old dusty books and being dull. “Here we have a lot in our collection that is incredibly engaging. Things people would remember from their childhoods and from their grandparents or things they haven’t ever seen before,” Larson said. In these engaging new changes, Larson hopes that she will light a fire for questions and make the Richfield Historical Society relevant in today’s culture. According to Larson, the main complaint the community has about the historical society is that it needs to be more visible and accessible. By fall, Larson hopes to have developed out-reach lessons. Out-reach lessons will feature a traveling exhibit from the Richfield Historical Society to present at senior living homes, community centers and educational venues. “Most first string suburbs don’t have such a dedicated community that can really put hammer to nail and pen to paper to really get things done. Richfield has really built a grand foundation. Now it is time to take those ideas to the next level,” Larson said. The Richfield Historical Society, History Center and library is open Mondays and Wednesdays and the second Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 612-7986140.

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There’s something to be said for volunteering It’s been a good number of years since I was an active volunteer for, well, anything. In high school and college, it seemed easy to find time to donate to some worthy cause, but after those days were passed, fitting even a few hours into my schedule that weren’t work or home related seemed impossible. I was recently invited to spend a few hours helping to pack meals for children around the world. I’ll be honest: my father totally guilttripped me into it. “You know there are starving children in Africa, right? STARVING.” That might not be an exact quote, but I tried to capture the gist of it. I’m sure most of you are aware of how easily par-

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A letter of thanks To the editor: We have lived in the same house in for 45 years in Western Richfield. Last fall, when I had open heart surgery, the neighbors on the block did all our fall work, such as the raking, putting lawn furniture away and what ever needed doing, plus they all took turns bringing in food every day or other day. They have also done snow blowing this winter. My husband and I both appreciate these acts of kindness so very much. Thanks to everyone again. Norma and David Martin, Richfield

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ents of adult children can manipulate their kids with a simple “Is this really how I raised you?” I digress. I went along mentally preparing myself for the inevitable, “Did you eat today? Well the kid in this picture didn’t,” and thinking if the only thing I get out of the night was a column topic, it would be worth it. Here’s where it gets a little melodramatic. If you’re adverse to maudlin displays of

liberal guilt (there it is again!) you might want to skip down a few lines. The program I had been conscripted for packages meals to be sent to countries around the world to feed starving children. There actually are starving children in this world. I’m not talking about hungry kids wishing they could get Mom and Pop to stop at some fast food joint on the way home or even those may not have enough food to really feel full everyday. I’m talking about starving. As in dying of hunger. Dying. For a pudgy kid from the suburbs, that hit home. And I wanted to go home a read a book. I’m rapidly walking away from the point once again. Forgive me.

The point here is not to make anyone feel guilty for what they have or how they spend their time. I’ll leave that to someone more eloquent and passionate than me, but if a guy can’t write the stereotypical “I feel good that I volunteered at this organization and so should you” column, I might be in the wrong business. The point I want to leave you with this week is there is joy to be had in giving of yourself for a good cause. I went into the other night with the specific goal of making my dad happy and came out with an appreciation of what I have in my life. I spent my time and efforts and was rewarded in turn. And it was more than just something to write about.

Volunteering is a family activity Family finds value in giving time, energy to others in Richfield BY DEANNA MILLER • GUEST COLUMNIST Years ago I read about a father who made a daily practice of asking his children, “What did you do to help someone today?” When our son Elliot joined our family I knew that I wanted to instill in him a value for serving others. As a toddler, Elliot helped with simple tasks, such as setting the table, and we talked about how everyone can do something and how important it is to help others in our family. During frequent trips to the park down the street, my active 3-year-old would jump, swing and slide, and then put on gloves to pick up trash. Walking home, we talked about caring for neighbors, serving our neighborhood and taking responsibility for things we all enjoy. When Elliot turned 7, I wanted to find a formal volunteer opportunity with a regular schedule that would work well for Elliot and our family. Elliot is very social and I wanted a place that was respectful of children and their contributions so that Elliot could be proud of his work

and understand the contributions he was making to our community. Fifteen years ago, I began volunteering at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center in Richfield, which helps fund The Arc Greater Twin Cities’ programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. I enjoyed the people, the work and the knowledge I was contributing to my community’s health and vitality. I asked if Elliot could come with me for a short time at the start of my volunteer shift until my husband arrived from work to take him home. As he has gotten older we have increased the amount of time Elliot volunteers. At 7 he was done after about 30 minutes. At 12 Elliot works very independently and is actively engaged for at least two hours each week. His responsibilities vary, but he often puts things out on the sales floor. Elliot particularly enjoys providing great customer service as he shows people FAMILY: TO NEXT PAGE

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Family FROM PREVIOUS PAGE where to find the particular item they want that day or to answer a customer’s question. It’s a joy to watch my son beam with pride when customers graciously thank him for his help. Several regular customers make a point of shopping at Arc’s Value Village on a day when they know Elliot will be there to help. Elliot knows that our family believes it is our responsibility to help others outside our family and that he can make many valuable contributions to our family, our neighborhood and our community. Volunteering at Arc’s Value Village is one of our favorite things to do together. Elliot says that having fun and serving someone at the same time makes him happy. Volunteering is a family value we happily pass along to our son. For information about volunteering, call Molly Lindblad at 952-915-3652.

Librarian finds special meaning in National Library Week Do you know that the snail was the fastest animal in the world long ago? Or how an elderly loving couple in Japan survived winter with little food but big heart? As a librarian and a respected storyteller, I bring alive my favorite stories and tales from around the world at many cultural events for children and families. Today I love to introduce the 398.2 Section in public libraries, where folktales, fairy tales, fables and legends are located. The unique folktales collection is the one I hold most near and dear to my heart. My parents taught me how to live a virtuous life and do good deeds through oral stories. My grandparents used traditional folktales to teach moral lessons and to pass down values to the younger generation. Today I tell stories and Vietnamese folktales to engage my children to learn about Vietnam, its people, and culture through five virtues: nhan (compassion), le(rituals), nghia (righteousness), tri(wisdom) and tin (trust). My oldest daughter has said,

PHUOC THI MINH TRAN Guest Columnist

"Before bed each night, my parents did not read 'Good Night Moon' to me. Instead, growing up, I would fall asleep to the story of a girl who would ride around on a giant turtle named Mimi and do good deeds." Telling stories is a treasure shared. I feel so blessed to have the chance to tell stories each night to my children. I feel so lucky to have access to the beautiful collection of folktales from around the world at Hennepin County libraries. Many immigrant families have rooted their lives in America and around the world. While the first generation has strong connections with their heritage, a language and culture gap is widening between the elders and the younger generations. The rich folktale collection at the library can foster

bonding and improve communication between generations, and be a vehicle to bridge the gap between various countries. National Library Week was celebrated April 10-16. This year's theme was "Create Your Own Story." Minnesota and the library have been an important part of my "story." I hope you discover how the library can help you create your own story, too. Tran is a librarian at Hennepin County Library - Augsburg Park in Richfield. She left Vietnam in 1975 after the government closed the law school with the fall of Saigon. She spent 10 months in a refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to America, arriving in Minnesota in 1984. She earned a bachelors degree in French literature at the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in library science at the Dominican University College of St. Catherine. She speaks five languages — Vietnamese, English and French fluently, and Spanish and American Sign Language competently.

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Area Rotary clubs host Ethics Day Richfield school to host job forum Rotarians, high school students listen to guest speaker discuss ‘unrealized potential’ BY BILLIE JO RASSAT • SUN NEWSPAPERS In the spirit of Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self,” Rotary clubs from Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and Richfield hosted a Vocational Ethics Day on Thursday, April 14, at the Park Plaza Hotel in Bloomington. “I am not here to talk about ethics I am here to talk about life,” guest speaker Thom Winninger said. Winninger is a public speaker, author of six books and founder of Winninger Institute for Market Resilience and Winninger Family Company, Inc. Rotary International, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide, says the club’s motto of service spans to include five avenues: club service, community service, international service, vocational service and service to new generations. As part of their vocational service

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Minnesota School of Business is offering students, alumni and job seekers the opportunity to explore job openings with local businesses at the Richfield Job Forum, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at the Richfield campus, 1401 W. 76 St. The event will feature 14 local business including: Fairview, Pediatric Home Services, Aerotek, Minnesota Lynx, Ameriprise, ShopNBC, Comcast, OfficeTeam, Department of Corrections,

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Rockin’ in the suburbs: Rock Camp for Dads moves to St. Louis Park BY SETH ROWE • SUN NEWSPAPERS After Rock Camp for Dads jarred the harmony of a yoga studio in its former building in Uptown, the aspiring rockers moved to an industrial section of St. Louis Park. “We were trying to rock and they were trying to meditate,” explained Mitch McMillen, an Edina resident who is described on the group’s website as a head honcho and “indie elder.” “And all of a sudden Blur and Bush come on,” recalled Mike Michel, Rock Camp for Dads’ founder and music director. “’I Wanna Be Sedated’ [by the Ramones] was our first warning.” So, this month Rock Camp for Dads opened in a building at 6415 Walker St. that formerly housed printing presses. “I love St. Louis Park because I’m from here,” said McMillan, who graduated from St. Louis Park Senior High School in 1978. “I know how receptive it is for the arts.” Many of the participants live in the suburbs, he noted, and the new location near Highway 7 is relatively easy to access. “It’s so cool to be in the community

instead of the city,” McMillan added. Groups of “campers” play in the unassuming brick building evenings and weekends, so they do not disturb their industrial neighbors or nearby Park Spanish Immersion School, organizers said. Volunteers pitched in to help prepare the new building. The business decorated the building with large photos of past performances, the letters RCFD and its logo of a smoking baby. While no one smoked at a recent rehearsal, McMillen said the organizers adapted the logo from a classic Keith Richards photo as a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of how rock and rollers think they were born to rock. As Victoria resident Josh Merchant worked to create a mural on a wall, a group of guys ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s played classic rock songs like “Pride and Joy” and “Good Day For The Blues” in a room designed to optimize acoustics. The average age of campers is 35-55, but participants have ranged from people in their 20s to people in their 70s. “It’s a really neat way for baby boomers to get back into music,” McMillen said. “They all wanted to be rock stars. So, we fulfill that dream.”

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Washington Ave. N. in Minneapolis. The all-ages performance doubles as a grand reopening concert for the business, Michel said. It has a $3 cover. The series costs $299 per person for campers, but scholarships are available that cover 25 percent to 75 percent of the cost for individuals with financial limitations. A concert featuring the best songs of the season for Rock Camp for Dads at the Hard Rock Cafe raised nearly $8,000 for scholarships. On a recent week, a Pink Floyd tribute band met to rehearse songs from “The Wall” on Monday, the class rock band met on Tuesday to play hits from bands like Journey and Led Zeppelin and an alternative rock group met on Thursday to play songs by such bands as The Clash, The Hives and The Killers. The Pink Floyd series is an example of the camps relating to specific bands that are offered. Upcoming camps will feature the music of AC/DC, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and The Beatles. “Camp is great and a heck of lot of fun,” said Doug Miller, an Apple Valley resident who is the drummer of the classic rock band. Miller said he has played in “hobby bands” in the past and had an interest in having a new outlet for his musical interests. “I didn’t have anything going at all and didn’t know when I’d get another chance,” Miller said. “I’ve heard about Rock Camp, and I said, ‘Man, I’ve got to do that.’” He looked forward to the opportunity to play with new people and meshing musical tastes, he said. “Some people’s reaction is ‘You just want to be a kid again,’” Miller observed. “But it really is about playing music and being with guys you can relate to. It’s about being with guys and having a good time.” Paul Cicmil, a Minneapolis resident who provides vocal for the classic rock group, said he anticipates they will continue to practice together after their series concludes. He said he hopes the camp will provide him with the experience to join a band that can help him supplement his income.” “I was taking it very seriously when I spent money on it, and I’m getting exactly what I wanted,” Cicmil said. Some past campers have gone on to form new bands, and another room at the St. Louis Park building is set up to accommodate alumni seeking to practice their tunes. A design to limit the ability for sound to carry out of the rooms allows two bands to play at the same time. ROCK: TO PAGE 12A


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refuge from the stresses they’ll face when they do go home, according to volunteer Sue Powers, another member of the organization’s leadership team. FROM PAGE 3A There’s a misconception that the teens in need of assistance from Oasis for Youth are troubled students, accordavailable to provide resources and suping to Knoll. “A lot of these kids are colport for teens that are struggling in their lege bound,” she said. Many of the teens day-to-day life. Oasis for Youth has a prithat come through the doors at Oasis for vate shower and clothes, food, bus passYouth are there because their parents es and school supplies for teens that may are struggling on a day-to-day basis, not know where they’re going to spend from economic, health or other issues, the night. Volunteers also help teens she explained. determine what options are available to Although the drop-in them in seeking out a place center is only open weekday to stay, either for a night or afternoons, a volunteer is on a long-term basis. If you go... available to answer the What Oasis for Youth organization’s 24-hour hotdoesn’t have is a shelter – a What: Oasis for Youth place for teens to spend the Where: 2200 W. Old line for referrals and assisnight when they have Shakopee Road, tance. Volunteers may simnowhere else to turn. Bloomington (the basement ply need to pass along inforThere’s a shortage of places of Oak Grove Presbyterian mation about services available and how to access for teens to go at night, and Church) what few beds are available When: 2:30-5 p.m. week- them, but sometimes a teen’s call results in volunto teens are in Minneapolis. days teers helping the teen travel Providing a place in the Info: oasisforyouth.org from one destination to suburbs for teens to stay Hotline: 612-840-9225 another in order to ensure overnight was the longthe caller has a place to term mission of Oasis for spend the night. Youth when it was founded, Community discussion and now the organization is attempting Oasis for Youth will be among many to quantify the need as it works toward organizations participating in a discusachieving that goal, according to Leslie sion of homeless youth Saturday in Stiles, a member of the organization’s Bloomington. leadership team. The three-hour forum includes stoTo meet its goal, Oasis for Youth may ries from high school students from the end up creating a shelter for teens in the community who have dealt with homecommunity, but there are other options lessness and an adult who was homeless available, such as organizing a network in her early teens. A panel composed of of host homes where residents with school and community service represenroom to spare open up their doors on a tatives will discuss the issues facing long-term basis for a teen that has few teens in the community. Organizations options available. The host home prowill also have information about their gram will require training, ongoing case community services available before management and support for the host and after the presentations. families, who are not compensated for The forum is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. their participation, Stiles noted. Saturday, April 30, at Bloomington Civic Many teens that find their way to Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. Oasis for Youth do so by referral, often Information is available online at from a school counselor or staff member xr.com/saturday. that knows about the student’s difficulA follow-up discussion about igniting ties at home. Many come to the basethe inner strengths of youth in the comment of Oak Grove seeking assistance munity is planned 7 p.m. Thursday, May because of their uncertainty as to where 12, at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. they’ll be spending the night, but others Registration is required by emailing use the recreation or computer room in info@oasisforyouth.org. the church basement for a few hours of

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Man previously deported for criminal activity arrested after traffic stop A routine traffic stop by the Richfield Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol led to the indictment of Omar Cardozo for entering the U.S. illegally after being previously deported as a criminal. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, on April 21, Cardozo, 28, was charged in Minneapolis with

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Rock FROM PAGE 10A Michel philosophized that Rock Camp for Dads can help complement participants’ lives as a whole. “My humble opinion is all of us are running around ridiculous amounts of time with our schedules, with family and everything,” Michel said. “I think modern life is totally crazy.” Many participants are dads, he noted. While much of their lives revolve around

helping their kids, “people also want to have a rippin’ good time,” Michel said. Philosophy aside, Michel said, “Rock dads and rock moms simply want to rock. As cliché as it sounds there’s nothing more liberating than being part of a tight music unit. While Michel said “rocking” is hard to define, he described it as “very internal, real and primal.” He concluded, “I go off on tangents with my teaching philosophy, but yes, simply rocking is a huge part of why people come here.” To learn more, visit rockcampfordads.com.

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Survey FROM PAGE 4A issues in Richfield appear to be well below state averages. The students were asked, “During the last 30 days, how often has another student or group of students made fun of or teased you in a hurtful way or excluded you from friends or activities?” Sixth-grade students reported 49 percent, ninth-grade students reported 29 percent and twelfth-

grade students reported 23 percent of them have been bullied one or more times. These results are significantly lower than the state average of sixthgrade students at 53 percent, ninthgrade students at 38 percent and twelfth-grade students at 26 percent. The other good news in this area is that the number of students at Richfield being bullied has dropped in each grade from the survey taken in 2007. “Do we still have work to do? Well, sure, but we are in the right direction,” Slotterback said.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Cinco de Mayo event Cinco De Mayo is almost here and Richfield will be celebrating with a free community event. For a third year, the city of Richfield will host the Cinco de Mayo event at 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 5, at Veteran’s Park at Portland Avenue and 63rd Street in Richfield. Public parking for this event is at the Richfield Ice Arena located at 66th Street and Park Avenue. The pathway to walk will be marked with balloon clouds and signs to the event. There will be free snacks, performances, resource fair for the community, police K-9 demonstration, piñatas and city of Richfield equipment on display. Info: 612-861-9840.

5K Run, Kid Run set The second annual Camp Ojibway 5K Run, Walk, Waddle and Kid Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Av. S., Richfield. New chipped timing and age divisions are featured this year. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., the Kid Run will be 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and the 5K will start 9 a.m. Info and registration: www.campojibway.com

Relief group to host drive World Relief Minnesota, a Richfieldbased organization whose aim is to help refugee families in the Twin Cities area, is hosting a hygiene supplies drive Tuesday, May 3, and Saturday, May 7. The group is looking for donations of the following items to pass along to those in need: toilet paper, facial tissue, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, body

soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hand/body lotion, lip balm, razors and shaving cream among other products. World Relief is also looking for volunteers to assist with the drive both gathering the donations door-to-door and distributers to pass out flyers notifying community members of the event On Tuesday, May 3. there will be two distributor shifts at 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, there will be two gatherer shifts at 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To volunteer, register at surveymonkey.com/s/PJ5K5W8. Info: 612-746-5634 (Kathy Day) or mnvolunteers@wr.rg.

Nordic walking event Wood Lake Nature Center will host a Nordic Walking Open House at 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Monday, May 9, at 6710 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield. Instructors of Great Lakes Nordic Walkers sponsor this event. The event is free. The open house will feature something for everyone Info: 612-861-9365.

Fiesta Latina Blessed Trinity families’ are celebrating outdoors at the fifth annual Fiesta Latina, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Church of the Assumption, 305 E. 77th St., Richfield. Menu features will include tamales, empanadas, donuts, nachos, tacos, tostadas, elote, soda, water, beer and choco-flan. Children’s games will be setup and all will be entertained by a DJ, the Mexico Linda Dancers, Ecuador dancers, a Mariachi band and Azteca. The event is free. Info: www.btcsmn.org.

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to find out what really is important and what would be the things that would lead to healing,” Smith said as her approach to mediation. Smith has spent a lot of energy trying to figure out what it would take to acknowledge the name of Bdote and to provide access to other sacred sites. She believes that the acknowledgement of the history of Bdote and the truth telling of the Dakota people will lead to healing. “The process for a very deep wound, if there is dirt in it, putting a Band-Aid over the top isn’t going to help any-

thing. I think that a lot of programs and ideas can be perceived as a Band-Aid,” Smith said. “The job is not to help them, it is to allow them to help themselves and empower the communities who have suffered from genocide to be able to speak of their pain,” she said. Often people ask Smith why she has gotten involved in this issue. “As a mom, how I teach the story of this history to my child, I have a responsibility here. As a person living in Minnesota, as I have learned about this history, I am compelled because,

although my direct ancestors were not here, I have benefited from the genocide policies that were implemented and the segregation of the indigenous people in Minnesota,” said Smith. Smith grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Minnesota in 1993. “I have benefited. I live here, and I have a house on their homeland. I go to the parks that is on their sacred land, so my moral obligation is — what is the truth of what happened and is that information getting out there,” she PRIZE: TO NEXT PAGE

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set the tone for the 150 year anniversary commemoration of the United States and Dakota Indian War of 1862,” Smith said. Smith believes she was born to do the job of mediation. “This is a role I can do, that I’ve been accepted to do, that I have been invited to do and it makes my heart sing,” Smith said. When Smith was born her parents prayed for her name and that is why her middle name is Hope. “I am a hope bringer. I can’t heal anything, but it is amazing what hope can bring,” Smith said. Only after a long process of debereavement can the generational legacy of pain from genocide ever heal, according to Smith. “My nomination speaks to the scope of how big this issue is and we will see where it goes,” Smith said. The recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced sometime this fall in Oslo, Norway. A monetary award to the winner is valued at over $1 million. To register for the World’s Largest Group Hug and for more information about the World Peace and Pray Day events, visit www.worldpeaceprayerday2011.org or call 952-888-4311.

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Ruthie Turns 90!! Ruth Emily Oxborough-Goodermont-Juhl celebrated her 90th Birthday on Saturday, April 23rd at her church of 76 years, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, MN. A life-long resident of Bloomington, Ruth was born April 26, 1921 to Frank and Belle Oxborough. Granddaughter of Bloomington Pioneer Robert Oxborough, Ruth grew up on the family farm near 90th Street and Knox Ave. Ruth enjoyed her birthday celebrating with her seven children and their spouses, along with eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and numerous friends and relatives.

Richfield S.T.E.M. School teacher Melanie Lawrence-Smith, left, receives FOX 9 Top Teacher Award as Principal Joey Page helps hold the giant check from Royal Credit Union. The $900 winnings will go to the Richfield STEM School. (Photo by Billie Jo Rassat • Sun Newspapers)

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munity of Richfield. The judges unanimously agreed Melanie was a “Top Teacher” in every sense of the word. As part of the nomination, Swanson wrote, “Melanie is not content until each students says, ‘I got it!’ — even if it means long hours before or after school. Student growth and success is at the heart of her work.” Swanson strongly feels that LawrenceSmith doesn’t just teach but helps students connect, explore, research and broaden their horizons in their academic goals. Lawrence-Smith has worked in the Richfield Public School system for 14 years. “I feel so successful. I work really hard and I love to learn; I feel like it has finally paid off,” Lawrence-Smith said.

Messrs Rusty Schmidt and Samuel Geer will provide a combined introductory talk on handson site assessment field session, rain garden design consultations and community tours to equip residents to design rain gardens and a proposed illustration of a neighborhood initiative for the Lotus Lake Watershed.

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Edina couple finally gets OK to build new home Legislature nearing fix for Minnesota Supreme Court decision that took away cities’ ability to grant zoning variances BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS An Edina couple will finally get to build a new home this summer nearly a year after a Minnesota Supreme Court decision put their plans on hold. The Edina City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit Tuesday, April 19, allowing Connie and Jeff Miller to replace their 1950s rambler on Garrison Lane. The move came just as the Minnesota Legislature neared a fix to the June 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Krummenacher v. City of Minnetonka. The decision stated “a municipality does not have the authority to grant a variance unless the applicant can show that

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her property cannot be put to a reasonable use without the variance.” That differed from a 1989 decision that stated a variance could be granted if property owners “would like to use the property in a ‘reasonable manner’ that is prohibited by the ordinance.” The House approved a bill April 4 allowing local governments greater latitude to grant zoning variances again. The Senate was expected to take quick action on a companion bill. Legislation had not been signed at press time. “Last year during this time we were putting together our variance application,” said Connie Miller. “Then June hit.” The couple had spent a lot of time trying to fit within city code, but ultimately needed one variance around the city’s massing ordinance, she said. Aimed at ensuring new or remodeled homes are constructed in the same scale as the surrounding neighborhood, the ordinance limits a new home’s first floor height to be no more than one foot taller than in the old home. From the street, the Miller’s rambler appears to be one story, with the lower level visible from only the back. They wanted to raise the ceiling height on the

lower level from seven feet to eight feet, but also needed to raise the building foundation by at least one foot. Their house is on Nancy Lake, and in the past has faced groundwater issues. In December, as it looked for new tools to allow flexibility, the Edina City Council created a conditional use permit to exceed the one-foot rule in three circumstances: 1) to elevate the first level two feet above the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 100-year flood plain elevation, 2) to protect the home from groundwater protrusion as determined by a civil engineer or hydrologist, or 3) to meet state or city codes or other statutory requirements. Under each circumstance, the new home must also match the neighborhood character in “mass, height and scale.” City Planner Cary Teague said Tuesday, April 19, the Millers met the requirements to raise the first floor elevation 2.4 feet above the exiting elevation as requested. Their home is in the 100-year flood plain and a hydrologist said the structure must be elevated more than 2 feet to avoid flooding. “The [proposed] building height is 15 feet,” Teague said. “City code would allow 30 feet, so it’s well within the requirement.

It fits in well with the neighborhood.” Throughout the 10-month ordeal, the Millers have argued that their plans to replace their rambler with another modest rambler, despite the need for a variance, was a better fit for the community than the 30-foot height they were allowed. “They could go the way of a mega house but they don’t want to,” said neighbor Annette Horton. “I can see every house on the lake and this will compliment every house on the lake.” Connie Miller said she’s learned a lot about the city as it tried to get around the Supreme Court decision. She said she didn’t always agree with the process, but was glad for the hard work. Miller said she hopes the legislature acts soon to give cities the variance process back. She said she’s also been amazed by the support they received from the neighbors and community. “It has really solidified why we want to stay in that neighborhood and in Edina,” she said. The Millers are recycling their old home. They expect to have it moved off their property in May with construction to begin soon after.

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Edina OKs TIF policy, considers spending on Southdale City says Southdale requesting $5.3 million public financial assistance for mall facelift BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS The city of Edina could be asked for public financial assistance to help redevelop historic Southdale Center. City officials discussed how to use roughly $20 million in available tax increment financing dollars near the mall site at a work session Tuesday, April 19. According to City Manager Scott Neal, Simon Property Group, Inc., which owns Southdale, wants $5.3 million toward its approximately $30 million plan to renovate the mall interior, entrances and department store for new anchor tenant Herberger’s. An executive from Indianapolisbased Simon was expected at the work session to further discuss the plan, but could not travel due to a medical issue, Neal said. He said local Southdale representatives gave a brief presentation to city officials earlier that day. “We are having discussions with the city of Edina on financing mecha-

nisms. We are aligned in our desire to see Southdale improve and make it more efficient for customers and tenants,” said Simon Property Group spokesperson Les Morris said in written response to request for comment. Neal said he hopes the meeting will be rescheduled soon. “We’re short on specifics and I think that’s what you’re most interested in,” Neal told the city council. According to the Mark Ruff, the city’s financial consultant with Ehlers and Associates, the Centennial Lakes Tax Increment Financing District decertifies at the end of 2014. Tax increment financing, or TIF, uses increased property tax revenue – the increment above the old baseline – generated by new real estate development to help pay for certain costs associated with the development. The remaining revenue from the Centennial Lakes TIF District, created in the late 1980s, could be eligible toward public improvements or to

encourage private development, he said. While Southdale is not in the TIF district, a 2010 law allows the city to spend funds outside the district boundaries and for any type of construction as long as a building permit is pulled by July 1, 2011. The city must also find that the project is not feasible without public assistance. With about $3 million in TIF generated a year, and a $10 million balance currently, the city has access to $20plus million of resources for redevelopment, said Ruff. “If somebody doesn’t get a building permit pulled by that date and start construction we can’t utilize that [for Southdale],” he said. About $11 million of the total is already budgeted to build a pedestrian bridge over France Avenue and complete two segments of the Edina Promenade walkway to link Centennial Lakes Park to Southdale

Center. At the work session, city council members discussed their level of interest in spending money at Southdale. Several competing needs for funds came up, including construction of a transit station and water treatment facility adjacent to Southdale, traffic improvements on 69th Street and Hazelton Road, and beautification measures the general area like lighting and landscaping. “I feel like they want to have us help them build new bathrooms and build new entries and put in new flooring. All of that does feel to me like a subsidy and it doesn’t feel like an investment,” Mayor Jim Hovland said. “It does not feel like a public investment.” According to Ruff, Simon has requested $5.38 million TIF funds, the vast majority of which would go to building renovation costs such as entrances, lighting and signage. In a

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COMMUNITY LINE The U.S. Department of Education sponsors the President’s Education Awards in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The President’s Education Awards for Educational Excellence and Achievement are presented to eighth grade students at Richfield Middle School each spring. President’s Award for Educational Excellence is for students who have a cumulative grade point average of A- (10.0 on a 12 point scale) or higher AND a score of 80 percent or higher on a standardized test in reading or math or have been recommended by teachers. The following have been named 2011 recipients: Jason Arce, Courtney Bandith, Nicola Beilman, Samarah Bell, Spencer Bergen, Hawi Birri, Mark Blanchard, Joel Blanchard, Malik Bowen, Qian Chen, Emily Christian, Cassandra Cordero, Kelsang Dolma, Ibelizet Dominguez, Dontrell Flowers, Angelica Gomez De La Casa, Chelsea Johnson, Haley Johnson, Hayley Kopp, Sophie Lamo, Claire Magno, Sarah Malafarina Solarz, Derek Mattson, Eryn Miles, Hayden Nollenberger, Bailey Olson, Hemant Persaud, Kalie

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LEGAL NOTICES Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Gleason Farms Carriage Homes Association, (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 7644767, which covers the following property: Unit No. 1603, Gleason Farms Carriage Homes, CIC No. 1045

cate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. GLEASON FARMS CARRIAGE HOMES ASSOCIATION, Lienor Dated: March 14, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle

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THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 14, 2011, from Daniel Ross, title holder, to Gleason Farms Carriage Homes Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $4,956.25, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from his financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3-116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Gleason Farms Carriage Homes Association, as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on January 27, 2010, in the office of the Hennepin County Recorder as Document No. A9473646; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owners in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 12, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to va-

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Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Summit Homes Association, (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 1383618, which covers the following property: Apartment No. 404, Apartment Ownership No. 222, Summit House, a Condominium, located in Hennepin County 410 Groveland Avenue, Unit 404, Minneapolis, MN 55403 PIN: 27-029-24-33-0175 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 22, 2011, from Citimortgage, Inc., title holder, to Summit Homes Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $8,178.77, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from its financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3116, said debt creates a lien upon said

premises in favor of Summit Homes Association, as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on January 7, 2011, in the office of the Hennepin County Registrar of Titles as Document No. T4823803; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owners in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 12, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. SUMMIT Lienor

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Dated: March 22, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 651) 287-8640 ATTORNEY FOR SUMMIT HOMES ASSOCIATION (Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 2011) D2 Citimortgage 404 Foreclosure

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of The Kenosha Homeowners Association, Inc., (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 14833778, as amended, which covers the following property: Unit No. 13, Condominium No. 354,

Kenosha Condominium, a condominium located in the County of Hennepin, Certificate of Title No.: 771671 11 South 12th Street, Unit 201, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 PIN: 27-029-24-21-0142 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 14, 2011, from Thomas L. Wimer, title holder, to The Kenosha Homeowners Association, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $6,269.23, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from his financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3-116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of The Kenosha Homeowners Association, Inc., as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on February 10, 2011, in the office of the Hennepin County Registrar of Titles as Document No. T4833746; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 19, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 19, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. THE KENOSHA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Lienor Dated: March 14, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 ATTORNEY FOR THE KENOSHA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (Apr 7, 14 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2011)

D2 Wimer Foreclosure

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Centre Village Condominium Association, (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 1663184, as amended, which covers the following property: Unit No. 2314, Condominium No. 531, Centre Village Condominiums, a Condominium located in the County of Hennepin, Certificate of Title No. 803092 433 South 7th Street, Unit 2314, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 PIN: 26-029-24-22-0323 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 14, 2011, from Dorothy Ward, title holder, to Centre Village Condominium Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $10,326.78, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from her financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3-116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Centre Village Condominium Association, as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on January 27, 2011, in the office of the Hennepin County Registrar of Titles as Document No. T4829620; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 19, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 19, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday

or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. CENTRE VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, Lienor Dated: March 14, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 ATTORNEY FOR CENTRE VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION (Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2011) D2 Ward Foreclosure

Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of The Crossings Condominium Association, (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 1442412, as amended, which covers the following property: Unit Nos. R-1909 and G-318, Condominium No. 260, The Crossings, a Condominium located in the County of Hennepin, Certificate of Title No. 720810 121 Washington Avenue South, Unit 1909, Minneapolis, MN 55401 PIN: 23-029-24-33-0349 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 14, 2011, from Lucy C. Nevels, title holder, to The Crossings Condominium Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $10,040.19, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure; THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from her financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3-116, said debt creates a lien

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LEGAL NOTICES upon said premises in favor of The Crossings Condominium Association, as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on January 27, 2011, in the office of the Hennepin County Registrar of Titles as Document No. T4829466; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owners in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 19, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 19, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. THE CROSSINGS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, Lienor Dated: March 14, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 ATTORNEY FOR THE CROSSINGS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION (Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2011) D2 Nevels Foreclosure

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: PEARL NIGHTCLUB & ULTRA LOUNGE State the address of the principal place of business. 10 SOUTH 5TH ST, MPLS, MN 55402 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. KARMA ENTERTAINMENT LLC 315 1ST AVE N MPLS, MN 55401 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that

I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 03, 2011 /s/ JOHN BARLOW, Managing Partner (April 21 & 28, 2011) D2- PEARL NIGHTCLUB & ULTRA LOUNGE

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: POSH REBEL State the address of the principal place of business. 7145 Park Avenue So, MPLS, MN 55423-3229 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. EDEECO LLC 7145 Park Ave So, MPLS, MN 55423-3229 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 28, 2011 /s/ Pamela Dee Duffey (April 21 & 28, 2011) D2- POSH REBEL

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME RENEWAL Assumed Name #: 17878 CURRENT INFORMATION ON FILE: Original Assumed Name: PDP Professional Dental Partnership Date of Original Filing: 7/09/1981 Current Expiration Date: 7/09/2011 Original Business Address: 1717 E 66th Str, Richfield, MN 55423 Nameholder(s) and Address(es) Lisa D. Cashin Jernell 1717 E 66th Str, Richfield, MN 55423 John M Woell 1717 E 66th Str, Richfield, MN 55423 INFORMATION THAT HAS CHANGED: Ten-Year Extension Assumed Name: Business Address: Name Holder(s) and Address(es) Richfield LLC 1717 E 66th Str, Richfield, MN 55423 DBA - PDP Professional Dental Partnership DBA: I certify that I am authorized to execute this renewal and I further certify that I understand that by signing it I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. DATED: April 6, 2010 /s/ Lisa Cashin Jernell, Sec/Treas. (April 21 & 28, 2011)D2 PDP Professional Dental Partnership

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: American Laser Skincare State the address of the principal place of business. 24555 Hallwood Ct, Farmington Hills, MI 48335 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Rhythm Manani 24555 Hallwood, Farmington Hills, MI 48335 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Dec 22, 2010 /s/ David Spinola, Vice President (April 21 & 28, 2011) D2- American Laser Skincare

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

Sunny Vanbrocklin State the address of the principal place of business.

2604 W 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name.

Sally Ann Vanbrocklin 2604 W 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED:

Mar 11, 2011 /s/ Sally Ann Vanbrocklin, (April 21 & 28, 2011) D2-

Sunny Vanbrocklin

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

to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Emma Holly State the address of the principal place of business. 230 Oak Grove Street, Apt 507, Minneapolis, MN 55403 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Holly M. LaMon 230 Oak Grove Street, Apt 507, Minneapolis, MN 55403 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 28, 2011 /s/ Holly M. LaMon, Owner

as may be required to prevent weeds from blooming and maturing seeds, or spreading by roots, root stocks or other means.

1. Presented Golden Apple Award to Pat Burns

Upon failure to observe this notice, the local weed inspector is required to proceed pursuant to the law and have weeds destroyed by such methods as they find necessary. The expenses of which shall constitute a lien and be entered as a tax against the land, and be collected as other real estate taxes are collected or by other means as provided by law. In all cases said published notice shall be deemed legal and sufficient notice.

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BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF RICHFIELD WEED INSPECTOR (Apr 28, 2011) D2 Destroy Weeds

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(Apr 21 & 28, 2011) D2- Emma Holly

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Puff N’ Stuff Gifts and Novelty State the address of the principal place of business. 818 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Anne E. Branstetter-Spirtos 818 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Sage James Spirtos 818 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Puffnstuff Gifts LLC 818 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 25, 2011 /s/ Anne E. Branstetter-Spirtos, Partner (Apr 21 & 28, 2011) D2- Puff N’ Stuff Gifts and Novelty

City of Richfield (Official Publication) General Notice To Destroy Weeds You are required to destroy noxious weeds on your property Notice is hereby given this 28th day of April 2011 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sec. 18.78, all owners, occupants, agents and public officials in charge of land in Richfield, Minnesota, that noxious weeds are standing, being or growing on such land shall be destroyed or eradicated by effective cutting, tillage, cropping, pasturing, or treating with chemicals or other effective methods or combination thereof, approved by your weed inspector, as often

CITY OF RICHFIELD Public Hearing Notice REGARDING: Public hearing and consideration of authorization of contract with Hardcore Skateparks, Inc. to design and construct a tier-one skate facility in Augsburg Park. WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:00 pm WHERE: Richfield City Hall – City Council Chambers 6700 Portland Avenue SUBJECT ADDRESS: Augsburg Park

2. Accepted “NERD” shirts from RMS

1. Heard Minnesota Student Survey 2. Heard Extra Curricular Report ROUTINE MATTERS (approved unanimously) 1. Approved the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 21, 2011 2. Approved General Disbursements of April 4, 2011 in the amount of $487,696.32 PERSONNEL 1. Approved all personnel items as presented OLD BUSINESS 1. Approved Notice of Resolution to Discontinue Teaching Contracts and to Place Teachers on Unrequested Leave of Absence NEW BUSINESS 1. Approved FY 2012 Lease Rate 2. Approved Four Donations The regular meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the official minutes, which are on file in the District Office, 7001 Harriet Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at RSTEM, 7020 – 12th Avenue So., Richfield, MN. David J. Lamberger, Board of Education Clerk (Apr 28, 2011) D2 April 4 reg mins

7145 Wentworth Avenue QUESTIONS: For more information, call Jim Topitzhofer, Recreation Services Director, at 612-861-9394. HOW TO COMMENT: Attend the hearing and you will be heard or submit written comments. NANCY GIBBS City Clerk AUXILIARY AIDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. REQUESTS MUST BE MADE AT LEAST 96 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO THE CITY CLERK AT 612861-9738. (Apr 28, 2011) D2 Skate Park PH

School District 280 (Official Publication) MINUTES Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Independent School District 280, Richfield Public Schools The regular meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 280, Hennepin County, Richfield, Minnesota, was held on Monday, April 4, 2011, at the District Board Room, 7001 Harriet Avenue So., Richfield, MN 55423. The regular school board meeting was called to order by Chair Peter Toensing, at 7:00 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Belkengren, Easterwood, Flood, Lamberger, Nollenberger and Toensing. Absent: None. Superintendent Slotterback and Directors Michael Schwartz and Kate Trewick were present as well as Student Representatives, Baza Haile-Selassie and Mara LeBlanc. DELEGATION

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Your Yoga State the address of the principal place of business. 900 IDS Center; 80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Your Yoga, LLC 900 IDS Center; 80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Apr 8, 2011 /s/ Kyle Lewis, attorney for Your Yoga, LLC (Apr 28 & May 5, 2011)D2- Your Yoga

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Southdale FROM PAGE 18A memo to the city, Ruff said Simon has indicated that it plans to spend $12plus million on such common area costs, including the requested amount from the city, as part of a $30 million project. Ruff said the city is not yet in negotiations and has not seen specific data related to improvements. Council member Joni Bennett also said she was not fond of the idea of spending public money inside a private property. Council member Mary Brindle said Southdale is important to the city either way. She said those concerned with mounting vacancies and perceived crime often ask her what has happened to Southdale. “That’s our image. I feel like we’ve got an image to protect,” said Brindle. “We can be careful of [spending] public money in private spaces, but the fact is, that is a public entity. It happens to be owned by a private organization, but it is viewed by the public as what Edina is.” Neal said in Eden Prairie, where he

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was city manager for eight years before joining Edina, the developer behind renovations at Eden Prairie Center spent closer to $60 million, including about $10 million in TIF from Eden Prairie. Council member Josh Sprague said he sees the proposed $30 million facelift at Southdale as a starting point, but a necessary one. He said it first must be attractive and safe, and then it will begin to draw more tenants and shoppers. “This mall needs to be vibrant and vital again. To do that you need to do something on the inside,” said Sprague. “If we can be a catalyst for that, to me that’s the most important step going forward.” Council members indicated they wanted to know more about Southdale’s plans, including those for security and features inside like a play area for toddlers. Council member Ann Swenson said Edina has long wanted action at Southdale and should be glad for the opportunity to discuss redevelopment with Simon, whatever the scale. “We asked them to come to the table and they’re here,” she said. “If they don’t put their napkin on their lap right away, so be it.”

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FILED: Apr 4, 2011 /s/ Barbara Spenader, Co-Owner (Apr 28 & May 5, 2011)D2- Barsy’s Almonds

taxes if generated. The policy also states “assistance will not be provided to projects that have the financial feasibility to proceed without the benefit of tax increment financing.” The developer must provide the city with information about their financial status and the development budget. The policy also requires the developer to cover staff, legal and consultant costs related to the TIF application, and allows the city to recapture tax increment assistance if it was demonstrated that it was not actually needed.

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Grand Opening Garden Party

Saturday May 21, 2011 1– 5 p.m. 3451 Parklawn Ave. Edina, MN 55435

Enjoy an elegant afternoon filled with classical music, gourmet food, gardening tips, prizes and tours of Edina’s newest Assisted Living apartment community.

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Barsy’s Almonds State the address of the principal place of business. 2211 34th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55407 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Hendrycks and Spenader LLC 2211 34th St E, Minneapolis, MN 55407 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.

The Edina City Council also unanimously adopted a TIF policy Tuesday, April 19, during its regular meeting. The policy provides a framework for early discussions between staff and developers seeking public financing. It was adapted from a template policy produced by the League of Minnesota Cities. The policy states that TIF will be used in a pay-as-you-go basis, however, can be offered up-front at Council discretion in certain cases. In pay-as-yougo, the developer makes the initial investment and the city only pays back the increment portion of property

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EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY – APRIL 29 THROUGH MAY 5 FRIDAY

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29 BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS 2:15 p.m. Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-861-9385 RICHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BAND SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT 7 p.m. Richfield High School Auditorium, 7001 Harriet Ave. S., Richfield Info: 612-798-6111

30 HOMELESS YOUTH IN SUBURBIA FORUM 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington Info: 952-563-8733 MOLLY RINGWALD BOOK SIGNING 1-3 p.m. Sears Court, Mall of America, Bloomington Info: mallofamerica.com

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RADICAL REPTILES 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield Info: 612-861-9365

READ-A-STORY THEATER 1-3 p.m. Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave., Richfield Info: 612-861-9363

TODDLER TUESDAY: THE OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS 10 a.m. to noon Best Buy Rotunda, Mall of America, Bloomington Info: mallofamerica.com

RICHFIELD OPTIMIST CLUB 7:30 a.m. Richfield VFW, 6715 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield Info: 612-869-1061

TRAIL BENEFIT 3-7 p.m. Water Park of America, 1700 American Blvd. E, Bloomington Info: trailfundraiser.ezregister.com

VOLLEYBALL OPEN GYM 7-9 p.m. Richfield High School, 7001 Harriet Ave. S. Info: 612-798- 6426

ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS 7:30 p.m. Church of The Assumption, 305 East 77th St. # 1, Richfield Info: 612-866-5019

"MODERATE" FLATPICKING FIDDLE TUNES JAM SESSION 7:30 p.m. Homestead Pickin' Parlor, 6625 Penn Ave. S., Richfield Info: 612-861-3308

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5 CINCO DE MAYO EVENT 4:30-7 p.m. Veteran’s Park, 636 E. 66th St., Richfield Info: 612-861-9840 SPRING BIRD HIKE 6 p.m. Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield Info: 612-861-9365

COMMUNITY NOTES Vietnamese immigrant exhibit opens at library Spice & Slice of Asia: Pride of Vietnam Exhibit will be featured Sunday, May 1, to Tuesday, May 31, at the Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield. This collection of photographs and stories celebrates the achievements of Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in Minnesota during the past 35 years, and their impact on the community. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and is sponsored by the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association in Minnesota. Info: hclib.org.

Volunteers needed for Work and Worship Volunteers are needed for the Work and Worship garage sale at 7329 Lyndale Ave. S., Richfield. Volunteers will help during set up,

staffing the sale, clean up and marketing. Set up will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 15, and from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 18. Sale times will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday, May 20, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Volunteers are asked for two-hour shifts during these times with two to four people per shift. Clean up will be after 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 21. Proceeds are going to fund bus passes for low-income residence. Info: workandworshipinstitute.org.

Richfield commission seeks nominations Richfield Human Rights Commission is currently seeking nominations for the Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award. This annual award honors a family, group, organization business or individual that lives or works in Richfield. The Human Rights Commission gives

the award to recognize outstanding community service, a commitment to human rights or improving the community and making it a better place for all. The nomination should include enough information to explain why the nominee should be considered for an award that recognizes the “outstanding citizen” in Richfield. The commission bases their decision on the written information that is included in the nomination. Nominations must be submitted no later than April 30. For nomination materials, contact Linda Anderson, city of Richfield, Public Safety Department, 612-861-9810.

Accepting donations for Arc’s Value Village Donations are needed at the Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center, 6528 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Arc’s Value Village especially needs donations of denim. Clean clothing, accessories, house wares, small appliances,

linens, crafts, kids clothing, toys, books, magazines, music, movies, home décor, art and collectibles, and vehicles are accepted. Donations of one or more full grocery bags of will receive a coupon for 30 percent off a Value Village purchase through Sunday, May 29. Revenue from the sale of donated items will help fund the Arc Greater Twin Cities’ programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Info: 612-861-9550.

Ole & Lena show set The 15th annual Ole & Lena Spaghetti Dinner Show and Silent Auction is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at Richfield Lutheran Church, 60th Ave. and Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis. The cost is $18 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 or a family rate at $45. All proceeded will go to Luther Park’s pledge to never turn away any child from camp due to lack of funding. Info: 612-869-4997.


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Richfield’s softball team will host North St. Paul at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28, before competing in the Shakopee invitational tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30.

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Collin Randolph The Richfield High School distance runner placed third in the 800-meter run and was a member of the Spartans’ winning 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams in the Kunz Invitational track meet April 19 in Mahtomedi. Academically, Randolph was a National Merit Scholar award winner in March.

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Richfield’s relay teams continued to shine despite gloomy weather last week. The Spartans won two relays and placed second in another as they finished fourth of seven teams in the Kunz Invitational April 19 at Mahtomedi High School. Final team scores were: Mahtomedi 199, St. Francis 124.5, Hill-Murray 116, Richfield 104.5, Cretin-Derham Hall 75, South St. Paul 61 and Mounds Park Academy 10. Richfield’s first-place 4x800-meter relay consisted of Collin Randolph, Zak Beaudet, Obsa Ali and Moses Mugwanja. The Spartans’ winning time was 8 minutes, 43.50 seconds. The Spartans also won the 4x400 relay with a season-best time of 3:32.88. Members of that relay were Jose Romero, Randolph, Zak Beaudet and Jordan Sefon. Richfield was second in the 4x100 relay (46.0 seconds). Those relay members were Cassius Cox, John Johnson, Brian Christian and Sefon. Romero was second in the 300 hurdles (42.21) and fifth in the 110 hurdles (18.51). Sefon placed second in the long jump (19-feet, 9.5 inches). He was fourth in the 300 hurdles (44.71). Tyler Lowthian had a second-place, career-best toss of 43-11 in the shot put. Max Hamilton finished third in the pole vault (10-6). Cox was third in the triple jump (37-10). Wibi MacDonald and Cox tied for fourth in the high jump (5-6). One of Richfield’s most productive events was the 800. Randolph finished third (2:15.64) and Ali placed fourth (2:16.11). Beaudet was fifth (2:17.09) and Jake Bauer was eighth (2:19.87). “Several senior leaders had terrific meets despite the frigid temperatures,” said Richfield head coach Dean Breuer. “Sefon placed in all four of his events. Romero, Randolph, Cox and Beaudet placed in each of their three events.”

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Jessica January The Richfield sophomore all-state track performer earned first-place finishes in the 100 and 300 hurdle events and also won the long jump during the Kunz Invitational meet. Richfield placed third out of six girls teams.

Andy Petersen Petersen had the game-winning single in Richfield’s 6-5 Classic Suburban Conference baseball victory over North St. Paul April 14. Petersen was also the winning pitcher in a relief role.

Sara Tseng This senior member of the Richfield girls track squad finished first in the pole vault and placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles as the Spartans placed third overall in the Kunz Invitational meet April 19 at Mahtomedi.

Tyler Klopp Klopp had three hits and three RBI as Richfield routed Simley 12-2 in a Classic Suburban Conference baseball game April 11. Klopp also had two hits and scored two runs as the Spartans defeated South St. Paul 5-0 April 13.

Tia Rowe The Richfield girls track athlete finished second in the long jump and third in the 400 during the Kunz Invitational last week. Richfield’s Wibi MacDonald passes the baton to teammate Ryan Erickson in the 4x200-meter relay during the Kunz Invitational meet April 19 at Mahtomedi High School. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Randolph) The Spartan coach is also impressed with Lowthian’s improvement. “Tyler has made huge gains the last two weeks,” said Breuer. “His shot put

toss of nearly 44 feet is no fluke. “He has been working tremendously hard in practice. And we know he still has a lot more improvement to come.”

Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at gkleven@acnpapers.com. Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.


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Richfield girls track squad takes long strides forward Spartans are third at Kunz Invitational meet BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Richfield peaked at just the right time a year ago, placing third in the state Class AA girls track meet. This season, the Spartans are right on pace to duplicate or improve on last season’s state performance, according to Richfield coach Pat Burns. “We are showing strength and depth in most events so far this season,” said the Spartan coach. “We went out and competed very well in the Kunz Invitational meet at Mahtomedi. “We took third in that meet and had a chance to compete against such Classic Suburban Conference teams as Mahtomedi, Hill-Murray and South St. Paul.” Mahtomedi won the Kunz Invitational with 226 points. St. Francis was second (251) and Richfield placed third (124). Rounding out the team standings were Hill-Murray (76), Cretin-Derham Hall (58) and South St. Paul (40). Richfield will face another formidable field in its annual Spartan Invitational at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28. This meet features girls and boys competition. Meet entrants are Richfield, Park Center, Simley, Park of Cottage Grove, Hastings, Columbia Heights and East Ridge. “This should be a great meet featuring two of the top girls track athletes in the state,” said Burns. “Sasha Davis of Park Center is the defending state champion in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter events.” Richfield sophomore Jessica January is another talented athlete. She won state titles in the 100 and 300 hurdles last season. January warmed up for her appearance in the Spartan Invitational by winning three events at the Kunz Invitational. She took first in the 100 and 300 hurdles and added a win in the long jump. Richfield’s Sara Tseng finished first in

Spartan senior shoots 36 in nine-hole event BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Richfield middle-distance runner Leah Mohn competes in a relay event during a track meet at Edina April 7. Mohn and her Richfield teammates placed third in Mahtomedi’s Kunz Invitational meet April 19. (Photo by John Sherman • Sun Newspapers) the pole vault and fourth in the 100 hurdles. Junior Hannah Olson was third in the 1,600 and Chakia Hall-Watley placed second in the triple jump. Richfield’s second-place 4x800 relay team consisted of Erin Brault, Hannah Adams, Charity Bilal and Olson. Richfield was fourth in the 4x100 relay. Running the event were Hall-Watley, Oshai

Callaway, Emily Wangerin and Kelsey Metz. Tia Rowe contributed a second-place effort in the long jump and third in the 400. Metz finished second in the pole vault. Jasmin Stephens placed third in the high jump. Rowe, Bilal, Sarah Nygaard and Adams combined for third place in the 4x400 relay.

in Edina. Program fee of $95 covers cost of green fees, practice range balls and instruction by a PGA professional and coach. This is a self-funded program. Some players will compete in developmental team matches against other schools. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.richfieldjuniorgolf.com. Registration forms should be returned to Jeff Etienne (Richfield Middle School),

Habeck (Sheridan Hills), John Christ (Centennial) or Jeff Running (S.T.E.M.). For more information, contact Habeck at 612-798-6976 or Etienne at 612-798-6442.

SHORTS Jr. golf program sign-up Richfield’s junior golf program is accepting registrations for the 2011 season. This golf program is open to Richfield boys and girls in grades 4-8. Minimum age is 10. This is a developmental and instructional program coached by Jim Habeck. There will be three practices per week at Fred Richards and Braemar golf courses

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Editor’s Note: Please e-mail all Richfield sports releases and announcements to sports editor Greg Kleven at gkleven@acnpapers.com or fax them to him at 763-4247388. Deadline is Thursday noon for publication in next week’s paper.

Last week, Richfield’s boys golf team shot its lowest nine-hole score in four years. Unfortunately for the Spartans, they finished third in a Classic Suburban Conference triangular featuring two of the league’s most talented teams. Richfield had a 160 total in the match at Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville. Mahtomedi was first (157) and Tartan finished second (158). “We led after the first four golfers’ scores were in,” said Richfield coach Jeff Etienne. “But we came up a little short after the fifth and sixth golfers finished their rounds. “We shot our best team score in four seasons but couldn’t overcome two tough teams.” Mahtomedi qualified for the state tournament last season. Tartan is expected to contend with Mahtomedi for the Classic Suburban title this season, according to Etienne. Senior tri-captain Jared Etienne was medalist in the meet with a 36. Also counting toward the Spartans’ team total were junior Kyle Ahlstrand (39), junior Zach Buelow (40) and senior tri-captain Andrew Tolvstad (45). The Spartans face a busy upcoming schedule. Richfield will compete against Henry Sibley and Tartan at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Tartan Park. The Spartan golfers meet Minneapolis Southwest at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Minikahda. Richfield will participate in the Holy Angels Invitational at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Ridges at Sand Creek. The Spartans enter a conference tournament at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Oak Glen Golf Course.


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First-time homeowners can be overwhelmed at the responsibility that comes with home ownership. While some of those responsibilities can be stressful, others can prove therapeutic. Many homeowners find caring for their lawns to be an enjoyable hobby that helps relieve stress. Time spent outdoors in the warm sun helps improve mood, and a lush lawn and garden can instill a sense of pride in homeowners. First-time homeowners with no history of caring for a lawn can still turn their lawn into a lush oasis to be proud of. Start With the Soil Soil is the foundation for any good lawn or garden. Healthy soil will result in healthy plants and vegetables. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are lawncare enthusiasts, and first-time homeowners might discover their lawn sand gardens need lots of work. That work should begin with a soil test. Do-ityourself soil kits are available at most major home improvement and lawn and garden centers. For those who prefer to trust a professional, the United States Department of Agriculture has Cooperative Extension System offices in every state and U.S. territory. Such offices provide valuable information to homeowners, and many even provide free or low-cost soil tests. These tests can help homeowners learn more about their soil and what, if anything, they need to do improve its health. Find the Right Grass Some lawns might be an eyesore because the grass is not the right type of grass for that particular region. If a grass is not a good fit for the region and local climate, it likely won’t thrive or will require considerable and often costly maintenance to stay lush. Bermuda and tall fescue grasses are popular options in many areas of North America, but it’s still best to consult a lawncare professional to determine which

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Time-saving spring cleaning tips • Wash the blinds. Metal blinds can be removed from the window and taken outside for washing. Use a scouring brush with a mild cleaner and some water to loosen dirt. Hang the blinds on a slanted surface and hose down with the garden hose to clean off the dirt. • Clean the windows. Use water and dish soap and a sponge to wipe the inside and outside of windows. A rubber-tipped squeegee can be used to remove the excess moisture and provide a nice sheen on the window. It’s less wasteful than using a handful of paper towels. • Switch fan directions. Ceiling fans set to spin in a clockwise rotation draw air upward and then redistribute the warm that collects at the ceiling. Clockwise is the ideal direction for the winter, but when spring arrives, it’s time to hit the switch to change the blades to spin counterclockwise. Be sure to thoroughly dust the fan blades first, or you could end up with dust bunnies blowing around the room. • Replace surface protectors. The small, adhesive pads that are placed on chair legs and furniture to protect against wood floor scratches need to be changed periodically. That’s because dirt can accumulate under the pads and eventually damage the floor. • Switch the linens. Change out comforters and darker shaded fabrics for lightweight items that bring a fresh, clean feeling that’s perfect for spring. • Clean the refrigerator. Remove old food and discard and take out other items and place in a cooler. Use a baking soda and water solution to scrub stains and sanitize the shelves and walls of the refrigerator. • Clean the carpets. Rent a carpet shampooer and thoroughly clean the carpeting. Open the windows and let the crisp spring air help dry the damp carpeting afterwards.

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Few things are anticipated more in spring than the arrival of new leaves on the trees and budding flowers in the garden. A landscape awash with fresh colors can brighten the spirit and make anyone want to head outdoors. There are many different plants that begin to show their colors in the spring. A number of perennials, annuals and trees begin to flower or show new sprouts come the springtime. Here are some plants that can be planted for springtime enjoyment. Annuals Looking for first signs of color? Look no further than these wonderful annuals. • Alyssum: Starting in April, this cascading bounty of tiny flowers offers a sweet aroma that attracts butterflies. • Dianthus: These vivid flowers also attract butterflies and are often a cottage garden staple. • Gypsophila: Also known as baby’s breath, these delicate flowers can serve as filler in any landscape. Pink and white varieties are available. • Impatiens: One of the best-known plants for the garden, these annuals come in scores of colors and can generally tolerate full sun to full shade. • Larkspur: Belonging to the buttercup family, these flowers bloom in shades of white to violet.

• Pansy: These flowers are some of the earliest spring bloomers, arriving alongside spring bulbs like tulips. • Petunias: Petunias put on a show of color through the entire season, making them a popular bedding flower. Perennials These plants will come back year after year and offer spring shows. • Cherry blossom: The flowers that sprout on cherry trees are some of the first signs of spring. Their pink or white buds are often a spectacle, so much so that towns and cities hold cherry blossom festivals. • Columbine: These beautiful blooms attract butterflies and can be a nice part of a garden bed. • Jacob’s ladder: Variegated foliage that is dappled with violet-colored flowers can add a sweet smell and visual interest to the garden. • Primrose: These flowers come in a variety of shades, making them versatile in any garden. They also tend to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. • Sweet violet: These fragrant flowers are edible as well as attractive. These plants can self-plant, so unless a gardener wants them to spread, they should be kept contained.


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Bonus appliances to add kitchen appeal Homeowners remodeling their kitchen can look beyond traditional appliances and add specialty tools that may save on space and upgrade room efficiency. Not every kitchen is equipped with a trash compactor or wine cooler, but many homeowners are seeing the benefits of rethinking what appliances are included in their kitchen layouts and looking beyond the range or dishwasher. Trash Compactor A trash compactor is a device that can be built into cabinetry or used as a stand-alone appliance wherever there is an available electrical outlet. Compactors have advantages over traditional garbage pails and bags in the kitchen. They can hold a week or two of garbage in compressed form, reducing the need to take

out the trash. Plus, they will not become as odiferous as a regular pail. Compactors also take up less space than a garbage pail and can look more aesthetically pleasing in the kitchen. Many compactors have filters and deodorizing holders inside the compactor. This will eliminate the smell that often results from decomposing foods and other debris. Trash compactors can be especially handy for individuals who live in an apartment or where space is at a premium in the kitchen. The compactor will flatten the garbage when a button or lever is pressed, reducing the volume of the trash. It may also be used with plastic and aluminum recylables. Wine Cooler Chances are a wine cellar will not fit in the average house. But a wine refrigerator can keep wine at the right temperature and

humidity for optimal enjoyment. Wine coolers are growing in popularity as more wine afficionados understand how the flavor of wine can benefit from proper storage. A refrigerator will hold wine bottles and insulate them from outside temperature fluctuations. They will also be handy and ready for use when the time comes. Drawer Dishwashers Most households are already equipped with a dishwasher, but the majority are a single wash area models. It is well known that for a dishwasher to operate efficiently, the entire washer should be filled before running the cycle. For many people this can take days of dishes sitting soiled in the dishwasher. Drawer dishwashers split the cleaning area into two unique zones. This enables a smaller load to be washed. However, this isn’t the only advantage. Drawer dishwashers can be

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Classifieds

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2140

Doors & Windows

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Retaining Walls

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Decks

Colored & Stamped Concrete

Driveways Patios

2130

Local Resident Free Est.

952-835-0393 www.apietigconcrete.com

2110

Chimney & FP Cleaning

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2130

DECK DIRTY

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2170

Drywall

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2180

Electric Repairs

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Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

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Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds Jon Dimich Deck Creations

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www.jddeckcreations.com

2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

17+ Years Exp L.L.C.

Zick’s Concrete Solutions, I know your Todd Zick (41yr Blmgtn Resident)

952-465-2227

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2210

Fencing

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Wooden Fences Build/repair, deck repair Keith 612-839-7655

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2230

Flooring & Tile

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2290

Handyperson

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Desperately Need Work!

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2250

Furniture Repair

Call Don @ 952-890-4792 A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

2260

Garage Door

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2270

Gutters

Landscaping

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2310

Housecleaning

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Retaining & Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock.

Ray 612-281-7077 Repair/ Remodel/ Build Insured. License #20626270

Randy 612-309-5396 Craftsman Inspired Design

Custom Cabs-Water Damage Drywall-Painting-Complete Tile Service. 952-607-7413

HANDYMAN Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I'd love to do it all! 612-220-1565

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swisstoneconstruction services.com Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair. No job too small. Lic# 20636754

763-546-PANE (7263)

A.L.J. 20+ yrs 612-986-3476 Gutters Cleaning Siding Leaf Covers New Install Roofing Doors Windows Lic #20631172 Free Est. Locally Owned & Operated

2280

Dawn's Cleaning Exp & Reliable, Ref's on Request 612-978-8542 Mother/Daughter Cleaning Family Biz. Yrs Exp. Ref's. Reas Rates. 952-484-3679

2320

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Energy Focus Insulation Attic, Walls, Vents, Ice Dam Control. 35 yrs Exp/Insured Henry 952-884-0307 763-477-2612 ( 30 YRS) www.lewisinsulation.com Old Home Specialists –Walls/ Attics/Venting/Ice Dams

Insulation – Blown In Attics & Walls. Free Est. Contact: Brad 763-221-5717

2350

Jim Cooper, Jr. Landscaping Inc.

Quality Work Since 1983 Member: MNLA,

• Licensed/Insured • FREE Est.

YOUR HOMETOWN LANDSCAPER • Patios, Walks, Retaining Walls • Shrubbery Removal & Replacement • Shrubs, Trees, Perennials Planted • Deco. Rock, Edging, Brush/Buckthorn Clearing • Mulch Installation (Many Varieties) • Complete Landscape Renovation & Design Visit our website:

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HARDSCAPES Retaining walls, Fire pits, Paved patios, Water features, Paved walkways & driveways

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SOFTSCAPES

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Call Scott 952-890-9461

2290

Handyperson

LetUs Be Your Handyman! Home Repair: Interior & Exterior Fences, decks, gutters, ceiling/drywall, paint. Leaks & squeaks and much, much more!

Lawn & Landscape Officer

612-919-1938 952-926-8232

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Free Estimates visit us online at: www.lawn-n-order.com

LOW PRICES • Pulverized Dirt - $12.50 yd • Black Dirt - $11.00 yd • Decorative Rock Since 1986 • Colored Mulch - $26.50 yd • Mulches 6 miles S. of • Boulders Shakopee on 169 • Retaining Wall Block Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm • Pavers (starting @ $2.10/sq ft) Sat - Call for Hours • Edging • Poly • Fabrics

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You name it we can do it!

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612-598-2276 6-30 Yard Dumpsters

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S www.MinnLocal.com

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Edging, Mulch, Rock, Plantings

Mulch, Rock, Edging, Sod, Plantings & Irrigation Services

Terry Ingram

Landscaping

RICHTER Landscaping, LLC Retaining Walls, Pavers,

Visit our Web Site:

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Landscaping

www.bestcleaningservices.com

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GUTTER-WINDOW

Jim@JimPane.com

2350

763-218-2353 952-334-9840

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888

Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening

952-392-6888

No job too small!! Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.

AP HANDYMAN, LLC

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2350

E-Z Landscape

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Handyperson

2290

L I C E N S E D Multi-Year Service Award Winner BONDED I N S U R E D www.LetUsService.com

2350

Landscaping

2350

Landscaping

Low Budget Hauling Appliance Pickup/Disposal Sr. Disc. 612-695-1726

WE DESIGN, INSTALL & RESTORE:

• Retaining Walls • Natural Stone Work Edging • Bobcat

• Shrubs • Mulching • Removal

Free Estimates

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Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

2290

Handyperson

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612.869.2454

2100

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Let Us Increase the Value of Your Home • Landscaping Rock & Mulch • Full Landscape Services • Lawn Irrigation

• Brick Patios, Driveways & Sidewalks • Keystone or Boulder Walls

FREE ESTIMATES • Licensed/Insured

952-943-0127

www.groundscareinc.com

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

2350

Landscaping

2350

Landscaping

2360

Lawn & Garden

2380

Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover 30+Yrs Exp in Landscaping Designing & Planting Retaining Walls Concrete: Drives & Patios Paver Patios & Drives Drainage Solutions Irrigation Lighting

Robinson Moving

RETAINING WALLS

Household & Office Movers Reasonable Rates ICC 52334 35Yrs Exp Sr. Disc Call 763-566-8955

Water Features & Pavers. 30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

763-420-3036 952-240-5533

2420

Offering Complete Landscape Services

Landscape 2000 Inc.

alandsapecreations.com

Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

Ext/Int Painting Reasonable Rates FREE Est. EARL 952-944-7983

Aahhhh! 16yrs Exp Owner/Operator Weekly Mowing, Fertilizing, Pruning, Power Rake, Aeration Landscaping. Call 952-406-1229

A fresh new look for 2011! Landscape Design, Installation, Maintenance & Hardscapes.

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Groundscape Inc. Commercial - Residential Full lawn care Spring & Fall Clean Up, Landscaping svcs, Retaining walls, Sod, Hydroseeding, Rock, Mulch, Pavers, Fences, & more! Free Estimates 763479-6777 or 612-702-6900 Double Exposure Place your classified ad with us and be placed on our Web Site! 952-392-6888

COMPLETE LANDSCAPING: • Interlocking Pavers • Retaining Walls • Sprinkler Systems 15+ years exp. Free Ests/Lic’d/Ins’d

763-441-7575 Fernbrooklandscaping.com

2360

Lawn & Garden

#1 All Area Lawn Cleanups, Sod, Seed, Rock Sr disc. Reas. 612-532-1162 $40 Lawn Aerations

2360

Lawn & Garden

Multi Neighbor Discount

Mark 651-768-9345

SORENSEN LAWN CARE

16 Years of Experience Mowing, Spring and Fall Cleanups Fertilization Aeration / Free Est.

952-884-3200 SorensenLawnCare.com

Beautiful Gardens

Would You Like To Have More Beauty In Your Yard? We Will Restore or Expand Your Existing Gardens. Experienced Gardeners Call Linda 612-598-3949

A Happy Yard Spring Cln-up, Mowing & Landscaping 20% off Rates 612-990-0945

Organic Fertilizing www.ENVIROLAWN.BIZ

AMP Services Lawn Care Landscaping, Rototilling. 952-292-1714 Insured Call To Book 2011 Lawn Serv.

952.278.0126

Residential & Commercial

Call Now For Weekly Mowing Spring Clean-ups • Fertilization Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Shrubs, Mulch, CONCRETE: Driveway, Walks, Steps, Patios

*WANTED* I’M LOOKING FOR

NEW LAWN CUSTOMERS Other services available for lawn customers: Spring/Fall Clean-Ups • Edging • Bush/Hedge Trimming Cleaning Gutters • Fertilizing/Weed Control • Aeration • Snow Blowing

MATT’S TLC T O TA L L AW N C A R E

*A1 CEILING & WALLS* Expert Texturing-Ptg -Water Damage Reas. Prices-Senior Disc. *Free Est. 612-927-5532*

*A and K PAINTING* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted 3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

 



Quality Residential Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Aeration...Overseeding Power Raking...Dethatching Envirolawn 952-888-7623

FREE Estimates

Painting

Over 26 Years of Service 10% Disc. for season contract Insured / Free Estimates Contracts include:  Spring Clean Up  Weekly Mowing  Fall Clean Up

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

A German Craftsman

Paint, Plaster, papering 30yrs quality work, Ref's Seasonal Rates. Reliable roosterpainting.com Est. Int/Ext 952-484-4867 Allen's Perfect Painting Ceiling & Drywall Repair BBB Member. Call anytime. Lic/Ins. Free Est. 612-388-2884

Bell Professional Painting 20 yrs serving SW Ext Ptg Best Prices 952-949-0444 Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525

Weekly Mowing. A Greener Lawn Service. 612-554-4124 Free Ests. Spring Cln-Ups

DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext

Complete Lawn Care &

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Van Buren Landscape 952-292-7453 GARDEN TILLING

Painting

3 Rooms $175. Paper rem Enamel Refs avail. 952-201-1577

2430

PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

2470

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Special $89/with ad!

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

2490

Powerwashing

DECK CLEANING & STAINING Professional and Prompt Guaranteed Results.

651-699-3504

www.rooftodeck.com Code #78

on LAWN MOWING & FERTILIZING www.fertilawnmn.com Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331

763.753.3091 www.GreatSod.com

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586 BLOMQUIST EXT SidingRoofs-Soffit-Fascia-GuttersLic#20172580 763-754-2501 www.blomquistexteriors.com

Since 1978

Licensed • Insured Roofing • Siding Custom Porches/Decks Kitchen and Bath Remodels Finished Basements Room Additions Quality at a Reasonable Price State Lic. ID#20637218

RC EXTERIORS

612-724-2672 Local Owner/Installer. High Quality Work @ Reas. Rates . Siding & Windows LIFE TIME GUAR. Ins/ Lic. BBB

TOP QUALITY ROOFING FOR LESS $$$$ Two Teacher Construction Re-Roofing - Tearoffs. Large crew done in a day! Immaculate clean-ups Ins Lic # 20073200 Ref's

952-472-5670

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

ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS • EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE • Hardiplank® Siding • QUICK RESPONSE TIME • HAIL DAMAGE 763-550-0043 • FREE INSPECTIONS 952-476-7601 • STATE LIC# 6793 • ESTABLISHED IN 1984 651-221-2600 www.GatesGeneralContractors.com

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #20156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty Stump Removal

2600 Right Way Painting Powerwashing, Decks, Staining, & Repairs 612-839-2239

WINDOWS/SIDING

NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

612-802-8100

Shingles /Cedar Shake Reas rates-. 20+ yrs exp. Lic/Ins

RAINBOW ROOFING

Painting

$0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Spring Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

(651) 644-6900 (952) 920-8888

A Fresh Look, Inc. Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

Tree Service

2620

Fast Turnaround SERVING THE Reduce Energy Bills ENTIRE METO AREA Free Estimates MN LICENSE Bank Financing #20316811 Available BONDED • INSURED

Limited Offer

2420

BBB

Why Wait Roofing LLC

qiar

Ins/Bond Lic. #57327-MR Dan 952-465-2926

15% Spring Discount ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Call For Free Estimate www.WesternConstructionInc.com

2490

Powerwashing

2490

Powerwashing

Tree Trimming & Removal. Lot Clearing. Full Yard Landscaping. Fully Insured. Call 612-390-0293 Dynamic Tree & Landscaping

2490

Powerwashing

Lic. #20626700

612-825-7316/952-934-4128 www.afreshlookinc.com

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1978

Office: 763-476-8412 Jeff Doyle: 763-228-1656 Chad Doyle: 763-228-1873 www.jdasc.com

An Honest Plumber

TOM'S LAWN SERVICE

CALL NOW FOR BEST PRICING

Lic # 20431519BC

Residential Remodeling

Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert.

LAWN REPAIR

Roofing • Siding • Windows

Plumbing

*A One Man Company* Toilets, Faucets, Sm jobs Steve 763-497-2280 Lic#4040

2510

A Family Operated Bus.

952-934-7600

952.442.8857

- Free Estimates - Instant Lawn - Grower Direct - Unmatched Service! CALL NOW

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

FREE ESTIMATE S

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

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Call 952-882-9029

2510

CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

Credit Cards Accepted

(Owner/Operator since 1986)

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Paperhanging

BILL WILL TILL $40/hr., 1 hr min. 651-454-4270

Please Call Matt

2510

Topcoat Painting Free est. Ins. Wall, ceiling, & text. repair. 612-508-2542.

Danielsonhomeservices.com

DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC BBB 952-469-6800

952-888-4296

2420

Right Way PAINTING 20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher Exteriors & Interior specials including ceilings walls, paneling, windows, fine enameling, kitchen cupboards and basement floors. Wall and wood repair. Fully insured. Mention this ad and receive 20% off.

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

Snow & Ice Dam Removal Down Spouts Cleared Commercial and Residental

www.sparklewashcmn.com

763-225-6200


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2620

Upholstery & Slipcovers

2630

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

Window Cleaning

2660 Certified Arborists

BLUE SKIES

Your Affordable Tree Care Specialist!!

Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured

952-467-2447 Luke

Call 612-860-5327 Free Ests, Ins'd, Licensed

www.pioneertree.com

612-203-4309

CHIP & CLIP

BUCKTHORN SPECIALIST Tree Trimming & Removals Chip & Haul Any Brush Or Tree Material. Best Rates. Chipper Always Available

612-827-7980 A Good Job!!

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444

Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing Free Estimates 952-440-6104

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

612-275-2574 Forget The Rest Call The Best!! www.vincestree.com Full Tree & Landscape Services. Serving The Entire Metro Area. Call 763-954-1063

Parkway Tree Service Quality Work At Affordable Prices! Trimming/Removal & Stump Removal. Lic/Ins. Free Ests Leo 612-210-0381/952-933-1458 TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 952-922-7543 / 763-535-7512

3000

Merchandise Cemetery Lots

3090

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots, $1,000 each. 651-762-3727 Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608

Good Things To Eat

3210

Beef Quarters for sale ¼ front ¼ back, steaks & burger. Very well fed & raised. Freezer packed. $1.50 lb hanging weight. Delivery Extra612-987-1044

Lawn/Garden Equipment

3230

Aarons Lawn Tractor w/mower & bagger. 2 yrs old. $1000/BO. 952-922-3150

Misc. Wanted

3270

Buying Old Trains & Toys

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

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

Tree Service

2620

Ideal Tree Service 20%

Spring Tree Removal, Tree Trimming High Risk Climbing, Discount Stump Grinding and Storm Clean Up me is the ti

NOW Shrubs to trimedges &H

MN Certified Arborist A+ on Angies List

Quality Work and Low Rates Free Ests Lic’d & Ins’d

DAN WIMMER • (952) 881-2122

Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc.

• Tree Trimming • Storm Cleanup • Tree Removal • Land Clearing • Stump Removal • And Much More...

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

763-219-7796 Great Service • Affordable Prices Serving the Entire Metro Area LICENSED/INSURED

www.arbor-tech.com

100's of Dolls For Sale 8746 Highwood Way 04/29 (9-4) & 04/30 (9-2) 140+ GARAGE SALES Diamond Path N'brhood

Plymouth, MN

Brooklyn Park

3508

Vendor Sale Fri-Sat 8-6, Sun 9-5. Tupperware, Custom Designed Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef. 9700 Penn Ave N

Eden Prairie

3524

Sat, April 30 (8am - 4pm)

Garage / Sample Sale

Maps available at Garages N. of Cty Rd 42 between Diamond Path & Pilot Knob

Boat & RV Accessories & Misc.

SNOW, RAIN, OR SHINE! Biggest Year Ever! S. of 42,

N. of 46 on Gardenview Highview / Hyland Pt Areas

3506

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

Apple Valley

Sat, April 30 (8am-3pm) Sun, May 1 (10am-3pm)

NEW HORIZONS TREE & LANDSCAPING

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

3503

Garage Sales this week

22nd Lac Lavon N'brhd

Will Beat Anybody's Price!

BIG TREES & STUMPS CHEAP!!

3500

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Bloomington

12th Annual Giant Kids Stuff Sale! Saturday only, 4/30 (8a-2p) 95+ Families! Baby & kids clothes, toys, equip. & more! St Stephen Lutheran Church 8400 France Ave. S. Annual Church Sale

St Bonaventure Social Hall 90th St & 10th Ave. May 4 (9-7) & May 5 (9-4) 1/2 price Thur AM($2 bag 12-4)

GARAGE SALES April 28-29 (9-5); April 30 (9-1). 84 th & 13th Ave. So.

Grandpa's Garage Sale! 19 Mission Ln (106th & Nic) Tlz, tackle, hardware, golf clubs & sales samples. 4/28- 4/29 (10a—7p) Huge Multi-Fam Sale! Furn to dog stuff. 4/27-29 (9-2) 8345 Colfax Ave S Huge Sale - Huge Variety!

April 28 - 29 - 30 (8-5)

8444 1st Ave. South

All Proceeds go to Missions Kick-off Garage Sale Season!

Thursday & Friday, May 5 and 6 (7 am-6 pm) 7550 Washington Ave S. Hwy 169 to Valley View, W to Wahsington, left on Washington

Edina

3525

42 yrs of Accumulation! Moving: Antiqs, furn., HH, tools, hunting, fishing, yard. Cash only. 4/28-29 (9-5) 4/30

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Maple Grove

Estate Sale Enormous amt. of jewelry! 5/6 (8:3-5:30); 5/7 (8:30-4) 13749 85th Pl. N. www.willmatthill.com

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Minneapolis

Garage/Estate Sale Fri & Sat 4/29-30 (9a-5p) 5915 Sheridan South

3554

Minnetonka

Mtka Preschool/ECFE Sale Huge! Baby & Kids items Sat, April 30 (8-12) $ 2 Adm. Mtka Comm. Education Ctr. 4584 Vine Hill Rd. (55331)

Multi-Family Sale 4/29 & 30 (8-5). HH, Furn, Tools 14521 Crestview Lane

Fridley

3529

41st Annual HUGE Sale May 3 - 7 (9 am - ?) Misc!! 373 Mississippi St NE. 70+FAMILY BLOCK SALE Sat 4/30 (8-4) N. of Mississippi St, East of University Ave. Incls. estate/church/moving

ECFE Indoor Garage Sale Sat 4/30, 9-1 6085 7th St. NE

3560

New Brighton

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

1900 7th St. NW Huge! 250 + Families! Presale $3 Adm 5/4 (6:30-8:30); May 5 (9-9); May 6 (9-7); May 7 (9-2:30); & Car wash (9-?). “Leaf” Bag Sale (1-2:30) $5. Accepting Donations: beginning Sunday, May 1st

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New Hope

Nbrhd Garage Sales. 04/28 – 05/01 20+ homes. Thur – Sat 8-4 Sun 11-3. Between

4/28-30 (9-6) Scrpbkng, toys, kids cloz, furn, elec. rd Osborne Rd & 73 Ave. Old games 5817 Boone Ave N. Central & Stinson Blvd. Something for everyone!

Hopkins

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Estate/Garage Sale

Furn, toys. misc. 4/28-30 (8-5) Proceeds to Leukemia Society. 2756 Flag Ave N

3565

Plymouth

April 28-29-30 (9-5) 112 Washington Ave N. Moving Sale 4/30-5/1 (8-5) 11823 Shady Oak Drive Good variety–all must go!

40 yrs of accumulation - all must go! Wmns cloz, HH items, HH décor, bowling balls, toys, comforters, lots of misc! 4/28 (10-5); 4/29-30 (9-5). 14145 36th Ave. No.

N'hood Sale! 4/30 (9-4) Rain or Shine! Btwn Hwy Estate Sale: Lots of old 7 & Main St. 20+ sales. items incl old records from 20's. 4/28-30. Th/F 8a5p, Sat 9a-noon. 8522 XeniLakeville Multi-Family 4/28-30 (9-5) um La N. Signs. Furn, toys/games, HH, dog kennel 9918 Chicago Ave S 4/28-29 (9-3) 4/30 (8-12). InBloomington door play kitch, toys, kids Brooklyn clz sz 3mos-4T, baby accesCenter sories, Schwin 1-wheel hitchhiker. 6666 166th St W. th Estate Sale

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Brooklyn Park

HUGE MULTI FAMILY 4/28-30, 9am-4pm 8216 Brandywine Pkwy

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Huge Sale! 4/28-30, 8a-5p. 4325 Lawndale La N. Antiques, furniture & MORE! Wayzata HS Band Annual Sale 4/30 (8-2) In HS cafeteria, 4955 Peony Ln No. All donations tax deductible and accepted Friday, 4/29 (2:30-7:30). For info & list of possible donations visit: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us

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Garage Sales next week

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Bloomington

2 Big Sales! 5/4-7 Bikes, toys, baby/kids, furn, gear, HH, Coke-cola collectibles. 98th & 100 th St. - 10th Ave So.

(9-12) 409 Harrison Ave S.

Bethany Academy Sale 4300 W. 98th St 100+ Fam April 29 (3:30-6) $2 Adm. April 30 (8-4) Cash only

1706 Woodbine Lane 4/28 (8a-6p) & 4/29 (8a-5p)

Plymouth

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Moving Sale Sat 4/30 (8-3) 21716 Kenrick Ave.

Enter thru gate to back of building. Power tools, compressor, cement tools & mixer, power buggy, scaffolding, hardware, windows, bldg supplies, office & HH furn, HH, bks.

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

MOTHER’S Arts&CraftsDAY Show

BLOOMINGTON Citywide Garage Sales

May 19 - 20 - 21 $27 Registration Fee w/sign $22 Registration Fee no sign

Deadline May 11 For info 952-831-3798 Estate/Moving 5/5 & 5/7 Furn., Florals, des cloz, +

10276 Scarborough Rd. Christ the King Lutheran Children/Maternity FUNDRAISER SALE Fri, 5/6 (10-7); Sat, 5/7 (8-4) Cloz, toys, books, equipment, furniture, and maternity

Come early for best selection! Thurs 5/12 (8-6); Fri 5/13 (8-3) Patio pots, hanging baskets, annuals & some vegetables

8300 Sheridan Ave. So. Huge variety! Something for all ages! 5/4-6 (8-5) cash only. 10232 4th Ave. South

Eden Prairie

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Annual Garage Sale Eden Prairie United Methodist Church 5/4 (5-8) Preview - $5 Adm 5/5 (8:30-7:00); 5/6-7 (8:30-12) $4 Bag sale – Saturday only

15050 Scenic Heights Rd

3606

Bloomington

39 Annual Jefferson Band

Garage Sale Saturday, May 7, 2011 9am - 4pm $2 Admission

Bloomington Jefferson High School 4001 West 102nd Street, Bloomington

April 29, 30 & May 1 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4

www.jeffersonbands.org

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

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Bikes • clothes • toys • furniture tools • sporting goods • books electronic items • collectibles, more!

St. Louis Park

Excelsior United Methodist Church

Benilde-St.Margaret's

Gigantic Spring Sale Thurs, May 5 (5-8pm)

Early Bird Sale 8am - 9am $4 Admission

$3 Admission-Thurs. only

Fri, May 6 (2pm-7pm) Sat, May 7 (9am-Noon) BAG SALE - $3/Bag Food Avail - All Days For info: 952-474-5471

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Hopkins

Rummage Sale ST JOSEPH'S CHURCH 13 th & Mainstreet Thurs, 5/5 9:30 am - 8 pm Fri, 5/6 9:30 am - 5 pm Sat, 5/7 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Low Prices - No Junk! SAT, MAY 7 $1/Bag soft goods or 1/2 Price!

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Long Lake

RUMMAGE SALE

Calvin Presbyterian Church

Saturday, May 7 FREE admit from 9am - 2:30pm

Huge! High quality/great priced clothing, furn., toys, HH items, electronics, sporting goods, books, more! $5 Bag Sale 1:30-2:30pm Haben Center 2501 Hwy 100

Elmwood NeighborhoodSale Sat 5/7, 9a-3p – W of Hwy 100, N of Excelsior Blvd, S of Hwy 7. Furn, toys, baby, tools, HH, art, music & more

Multi-Family 5/5-7 (9-?) Furn., records, HH, more 3301 & 3309 Sumter Ave. S. St Louis Park Union Church

3700 Alabama Ave. So. Pre-Sale - 5/4,Wed 12-6pm Admission $3; Sale - 5/5-6 Th-Fri 9-6pm; Bag Sale - 5/7 Sat 8-12pm

3685

177 Glendale Dr. Th, May 5 (9a-7p)- ½price (5-7p) Fri, May 6 (9a-1p) - $3/bag

3647

Maple Grove

Multi-Family: 5/4 (3-7); 5/5 (9-4); 5/6 (9-2). Cty Rd 30 to Troy Ln to 98th Place

3654

Minnetonka

8600 Fremont Ave. So.

Garden Club Plant Sale

Southtown Mall

Penn Ave. & 494 • Bloomington

3626

Genuine American Girl Doll Clothes. May 7. Cash only 12-5. 13400 Orchard Rd

SUMMIT HILL HUGE SALE ST. JOHN'S EPIS. CHURCH Portland Avenue & 60 Kent St Sat., May 7 (9:00am-1:00pm) BAG SALE Mon., 5/9 (9-11am)

3692

Wayzata

35th Annual Plant Sale May 5 & 6 (9-7); May 7 (9-3) Hang baskets, annuals, shrubs, perennials, vegetables, herbs

St Edward's Church 865 Ferndale Rd. North 952-473-2262

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Rummage Sale

St. Paul

Leisure

Oak Knoll Lutheran Church

600 Hopkins Crossroad Wed, 5/4 Preview 6-9pm $5 Adm; Thurs, 5/5 (8am-7pm) Fri, 5/6 (8am-3pm) - Bag day $6 per bag Park in West Lot th

Two Family May 4, 5, 6 8-5

hh, crafts, jewelry. Cash only 2240/53 Wildwood Cir

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Plymouth

Huge Annual Garage/Bake Sale

West Lutheran High Schl 3350 Harbor Lane N. (55447)

763-509-9378 Pre-Sale: Friday, May 6 (1 -8pm) $2 Adm. per Family Sale: Saturday, May 7 (7am-4pm) No Entry Fee Lots of household & kitchen items, furniture. 5/4-6 (7-6) 14237 43rd Ave N Peace Lutheran Rummage Sale Hwy 101 & Medina Rd Thurs & Fri, May 5-6 (8-6); Sat, May 7 (8-12) All proceeds go to charity

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Richfield

Estate/Moving Fri, 5/6, Sat, 5/7 (8-5) Furn., yard, collectibles/antiqs, glassware, crockery. Great stuff! 6741 Thomas Ave

3810

Sporting Goods & Misc

GUN & KNIFE SHOW Apr 30-May 1; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3 Blmgtn Armory - 3300 W 98th St Adm. $5 763-754-7140 Buy - Sell - Trade crocodileproductionsinc.com

3820

Sports & Recreation

Golf Clubs Complete set. $95.00 Mark 952-303-4465

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3970

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

Long-Haired Chihuahua puppies $300 – 3 females – 2 males. 715-220-1254 chihuahuamom.com

5000

5600

Rentals Rooms For Rent

Move in Special / Furn. Studio Rooms for Rent Incl. all utils., phone, cable & Internet from $799/mo. Call Michael 763-227-1567

UM Church of Peace Huge Sale! 5/5-6 (9-5); 5/7 (9-1) 6345 Xerxes Ave. So.

3671

Rosemount

May 5-8 (9-4) Roxy & DC clothing, antiqs, HH & garden. 15574 Cornell Trail

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Employment

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Housekeeper Friendship Village of Bloomington, a continuing care retirement community, has an opening for a full-time housekeeper. Hours are 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. Perform general apartment housekeeping duties including vacuuming, dusting, and bathrooms. Experience preferred but not required. Call (952) 646-9024 to schedule an interview or apply in person at:

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