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BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS Results of U.S. Census Bureau surveys released in late October show an array of economic characteristics among four cities in the Twin Cities western suburbs. The American Community Survey results were released Oct. 27 and reflect three-year estimates of data that was collected between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2010. The survey results take stock of economic, educational, employment and other housing details for cities, states and the country. This survey is taken every year, compared to the U.S. Census, which is taken every ten years and is considered the official population count for the United States. Here’s a breakdown of some of the employment and income statistics for Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and Bloomington. (All data, except city populations, was taken from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008-2010 American Community Survey and was accessed through searching the online American Fact Finder,


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Bloomington veteran recalls harrowing in-air experiences of WWII Schools to host flag ceremonies Friday BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS Veterans Day is heralded as a day to remember those who served their country. For some, it’s but another day that reminds them of the sacrifices many made for their country. “When I go to bed at night, I try not to think of it,” said Jorgen Jorgensen, an Army pilot during World War II. “Some nights I don’t, and too many nights I do,” he said recently. Jorgensen, 87, now calls Bloomington home. The farm kid from Connecticut remembers his adven-

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tures and close calls from more than six decades ago quite vividly. He was drafted into the Army in 1942, but it was far from the desired outcome for Jorgensen, or his father. His father wanted Jorgensen to remain at home, helping on the family farm, Jorgensen recalled. Jorgensen had wanted to serve in either the Marines or Navy air corps. He was turned down by both branches of the military, and when he was drafted he entered the Army. “I wanted to be a navigator,” Jorgensen said. He learned a thing or two about navigation, albeit from the cockpit, as the Army needed pilots. Jorgensen learned to fly the C-46 VETERAN: TO NEXT PAGE – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Commando, a cargo transport plane with a 108-foot wingspan and twin engines of more than 2,000 horsepower, Jorgensen said. He wanted to be a navigator as he thought the skills would be useful to him later in life. As a pilot Jorgensen was certain his tour would end with a plane crash. His concerns for his safety were certainly justified. His transports included flying over the Himalaya Mountains, a dangerous trek that resulted in many plane crashes into the mountainside, he recalled. Jorgensen had a few close calls during his flying days. There was an emergency landing when his plane’s rudder wouldn’t work, and on one occasion he got lost trying to fly back to his base. To the surprise of the troops on his base, Jorgensen made it back. “We already considered you dead,” he was told. Many of Jorgensen’s flights were reminders of two fellow pilots who attempted to transport 7.5 tons of fuel. In order to take off, the plane had to

Bloomington schools will honor veterans Friday, Nov. 11, with flag ceremonies by the Minnesota Army National Guard. The following schools will have ceremonies: 9 a.m. – Kennedy High School, 9701 Nicollet Ave. S.; Valley View Elementary, 351 E. 88th St.; Westwood Elementary, 3701 W. 108th St. 9:20 a.m. – Valley View Middle School, 8900 Portland Ave. S. 9:25 a.m. – Indian Mounds Elementary, 9801 11th Ave. S.; Jefferson High School, 4001 W. 102nd St. 9:45 a.m. – Poplar Bridge Elementary, 8401 Palmer Ave. S.

reach 130 mph in order to stay aloft. “They didn’t quite reach 130 mph, and one engine cut out,” he said, recalling how he watched the plane nosedive and burst into flames. “It was on my mind every time I took off,” he said. Jorgensen served four years in the Army and five years in the reserves. He looks back on his service and the sacrifices of his fellow soldiers as an impor-

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tant time in U.S. history. The end result of the war was either victory or the death of the United States, he said. “We were awfully thankful for coming out alive and winning the war,” he said. As a mechanical and civil engineer with numerous patents for microwave oven products, Jorgensen found his way to Bloomington in 1970, where he has remained since retirement.

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Parking ramp skirmish ends with 1 arrest BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS A dust up between the former and current boyfriends of a 21-year-old Minneapolis woman resulted in the former boyfriend being charged with a felony, gross misdemeanor and two misdemeanors following an incident in a Mall of America parking ramp. The 24-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Oct. 31 in Hennepin County District Court with one felony count of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, one gross misdemeanor charge of third-degree damage to property, a misdemeanor charge of fifthdegree assault and a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. If convicted he faces up to three years in prison for the felony count and a $5,000 fine. The gross misdemeanor count carries a penalty of up to one year in jail while the misdemeanor charges carry penalties of up to 90 days in jail. The suspect was arrested Oct. 28 following a reported altercation with another 24-year-old Minneapolis man. Bloomington police received a report

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of a fight in a mall parking ramp at 9:35 p.m., according to Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik. The first officer to arrive at the scene observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle exiting the parking ramp. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop as the vehicle was leaving the ramp, but the driver continued to drive away, Stehlik explained. Although the vehicle’s driver initially ignored the officer’s attempt to stop it, the driver complied without incident after a pursuit of about one mile, Stehlik noted. The suspect is accused of confronting his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend in the parking lot ramp. The two parties arrived at the ramp at the same time, and the suspect told his exgirlfriend that she needed to leave him immediately, according to the complaint. When the woman declined, the suspect began punching her boyfriend. The woman tried to separate the two men, but the suspect pushed her aside. After the assault the suspect took a baseball bat from his vehicle and

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knocked out the rear light’s of the victim’s vehicle, the complaint said. The woman’s boyfriend had injuries to his neck and a witness reported seeing the suspect assault the man and damage his vehicle, the complaint noted.

Debit card fraud A Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis helped Bloomington police arrest a suspect in a missing wallet case at Normandale Community College in Bloomington. A 20-year-old Minneapolis woman was arrested Oct. 28 after investigators connected her to fraudulent use of a debit card at a Bloomington gas station and Bill’s Garden Chinese Gourmet restaurant in Minneapolis, according to Stehlik. A 19-year-old Savage woman reported her wallet missing Oct. 24 while on the college campus. She canceled the credit cards in her wallet but forgot to cancel a debit card. The card was used to purchase $60.71 worth of gas from the Bloomington gas station and $8.08

worth of food from Bill’s Garden, Stehlik said. The Savage woman is an acquaintance of the Bill’s Garden owner and asked about the use of her debit card. The restaurant provided her with a photo from its surveillance video showing a woman making a take-out purchase at the time of the debit card transaction. The restaurant was able to identify the woman in the photo as a regular take-out customer, according to Stehlik. The suspect had provided the restaurant with a phone number when she placed her take-out order. Bloomington police contacted the woman about the debit card and she claimed to have found the wallet on a restroom floor at the college, acknowledging that she knew that it was wrong to use the card for her purchases, Stehlik added.

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I may have been brainwashed But, really, books are good When I was a kid, I would frequently mispronounce words. Frequently. I bet there’s a study done by someone more educated than I on the subject clearly delineating why and how this works, but I’m chalking it up to the massive amount of reading I did as a child coupled with the obverse statistic showing the time spent socializing or speaking with other people. I learned to read and in the process picked up words that I’d never heard spoken before and thus did not know the correct pronunciation. If anyone were to need to shoulder the burden of this affectation, I would place that blame squarely on the shoulders of my mother for one particular reason: She made us read. Well, maybe “made” isn’t the right word for it. Instead, she blackmailed us with reading. Let me set the scene. It’s midafternoon, and my siblings and I are home from school but lacking any real interest in doing anything productive. Enter my mother. “Whoever’s not reading is get-

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ting chores.” Suddenly we’re all literary enthusiasts. Maybe it’s that childhood conditioning to view reading, books and overall literacy as workavoided rather than as a chore itself that drove me to become a lifelong lover of literature. After all, post-high school, I went on to an institution of higher education and earned a degree in English, and I work with weaving words on a semi-daily basis. I believe in the idea that being able to effectively communicate is a key factor in getting ahead in this world. One could make the argument that the speed of communication and transmission of information in this day and age has made it impossible to be anything but an improv artist. We’re forced by the immediacy of our culture to think on our feet and get responses out more and more quickly. And what’s the advice professional authors so often give to aspiring writers? Read. I’d offer

that it doesn’t matter where you want to go career-wise; being able to communicate effectively is a required skill for any industry. Those siblings I mentioned went on to work in advertising, marketing and the culinary arts. For those of you who hoped I would make it through this column without making it even slightly self-referential, I’m sorry, but better luck next time. When I was thinking of the best way to tie the importance of literacy to one of my favorite topics – community involvement – I was sent a message about an organization that promotes reading and community all in one swell foop. Little Free Libraries are, to be simplistic, little wooden boxes full of books. With me so far? These little boxes are built, filled with books and put up on private property where people can access them, taking a book and leaving a book. Honestly, I think it’s genius. And not because we lack opportunities to find books in our communities. The Hennepin, Dakota and Anoka county library systems are laudable in their own right for the programs, services and books they provide to the communities. Sure one can donate money

or lobby for larger pieces of the municipal budget pie for the local library. I’m not saying residents of any community shouldn’t patronize their local library ‘cause they certainly should. But there are those who are unable to do these things. Putting a small library at the end of any street brings the books to the potential readers. There are already locations in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul, among others. Putting one up is as simply as, well, putting one up. The really nifty thing about this sort of movement is the ownership. The whole process requires the participants to, well, participate in a much larger function than if they were simply a user of one of the county libraries. There’s an inherent trust in leaving something out for someone else to literally take. That trust is essential, I think, to the development of any community, and anything we can do, especially something as self-maintaining as a program like this, is great. For more information on the Little Free Library project and how to get involved, visit

Enjoy the food during the holidays, maybe even overdo it Don’t make it a habit, but indulging a bit is as much tradition as turkey In my last column, I told you that 2011 has been a year of many firsts for me. My wife and I planted, harvested and devoured our inaugural veg-

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etable garden crops and for the first time – and certainly not the last – our home was offered up as a book club safe house for one autumn night. More than a year ago, I mar-

ried my longtime girlfriend of five years. Many changes encompass this life-altering agreement, one of which is how to divide spending holidays between our respective families. This is the catalyst for another first for me and also an excuse to indulge in the wondrous foods that circulate the dinner tables during the holiday season. In years past, I traveled to

my hometown Appleton, Wis., every year for Christmas and Thanksgiving, while my wife sometimes accompanied me. But more often than not, she spent those holidays with her family in the Twin Cities. But alas, marriage has bound our holiday fates together and we are now as inseparable as Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Wait. Strike HANKEY: TO NEXT PAGE


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Census FROM PAGE 1 Bloomington’s poverty rate among families, 4.7 percent, was much lower than it’s poverty rate among the general population, 8.3 percent. Of those in the labor force, 5 percent were unemployed. Approximately 69 percent of Bloomington residents 16 and older were considered in the labor force. Bloomington’s population was an estimated 82,893 and had 35,801 households. The median household income was $57,823 per year.

Eden Prairie Eden Prairie’s people infrastructure remained relatively steadfast during a housing and economic downturn that plagued much of the state and country. Overall, Eden Prairie was educated, employed and well compensated; of the 38,866 residents 25 and older, 23,815 held a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $86,509 per year, and the unemployment rate was 4 percent among those in the labor force. Approximately 75 percent of Eden Prairie residents 16 and older were considered in the labor force. Eden Prairie’s population was an

Hankey FROM PREVIOUS PAGE that. I meant as inseparable as the Vikings and Minnesota. What? They might leave the state, you say? Nevermind. Let’s just say we’re now inseparable. We concluded to spend every other year with each side of our family for Thanksgiving. Christmas, on the other hand, is more complicated and I will spare those details for another time. In 2010, we traveled to Appleton to have Thanksgiving with my mom, sister and my sister’s future in-laws. This year, we will stay in Minnesota for Turkey Day. But returning to the point of the column. This Thanksgiving will be the first time my wife and I host her mother’s side of the family for the annual dinner. Now, we will not be accommodating her entire family. When fully assembled, her mom’s side could nearly field a game day roster for the Vikings. At most, we will be hosting a dozen people in our modest-sized home. The quarters will be cozy, but that’s how holidays should be.

Bloomington household earnings: - Less than $10,000 – 4.4 percent - $10,000 to $14,999 – 3.6 percent - $15,000 to $24,999 – 7.9 percent - $25,000 to $34,999 – 9.8 percent - $35,000 to $49,999 – 15.9 percent - $50,000 to $74,999 – 20.4 percent - $75,000 to $99,999 – 14.6 percent - $100,000 to $149,999 – 14.1 percent - $150,000 to $199,999 – 4.7 percent - $200,000 or more – 4.7 percent estimated 60,092 and had 23,189 households. Although the median income was about $86,000, nearly half of the households made more than $100,000 per year. Overall, 6.4 percent of Eden Prairie residents lived in poverty, according to the results, and 5 percent of families were in poverty.

Edina Edina also faired relatively well during the three-year economic turmoil of 2008-2010. The median household income was $81,417 per year, and the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent among those in the labor force. Approximately 65 percent of

The food assignments will be divided among our guests to alleviate the cooking burden for my wife and I. I’m not sure what our assignment will be, but I do know I will thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord that will likely fill our table. With the numerous diet fads and health and wellness awareness that has permeated our society, overblown and unhealthy holiday meals should be enjoyed for what they are. It would be fatalistic to indulge daily in the kinds of foods that comprise a holiday spread, not too mention expensive. But don’t give in to the guilt you may feel for going back for seconds, thirds, what have you. It may seem uncouth to encourage overeating, but if you’re healthy enough to do it, more power to you. Whether we want to acknowledge it, many of us will have too much to eat over the holidays. All I’m saying is embrace it, own it and don’t make it a habit. We should be thankful for a couple days a year: We have the ability to overindulge in delicious foods. I know I will, even if only for a few days. But, it could lead to another first for the upcoming year – a gym membership.

Edina residents 16 and older were considered in the labor force. Edina’s population was an estimated 47,941 and had 20,376 households. Although the median income was about $81,000, 67 percent of the households earned $50,000 per year or more. Overall, 3.6 percent of Edina residents lived in poverty, according to the results, and 1.8 percent of families were in poverty.

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A Bloomington church will host its annual Christmas boutique and craft sale this weekend. Handcrafted items – including jewelry, woodworking and paintings – will be available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the parish hall of St. Bonaventure Church, 901 E. 90th St. Proceeds benefit several area charities. Info: 952-854-4733

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9 p.m. — Thursday Musical: March 24, 2011 10:30 p.m. — Cinema Judge: Killer Elite 11 p.m. — Chamber Good Morning Bloomington: Saving Energy, Saving Money - Ryan Brurers, Excel Energy

Friday, Nov. 11 6 p.m. — BPD Roll Call: Nov. 11 - 17 6:30 p.m. — Olson Gr. 3: Where The Wild Things Are 7 p.m. — Kennedy & Jefferson Fall Orchestra Concert 8:30 p.m. — Volleyball: Jefferson at Centennial 10 p.m. — Bloomington Today: Nov. 9 15 10:30 p.m. — Bloomington Rotary: Life Insurance - Melissa Knoll and Joseph Fox 11:30 p.m. — Cinema Judge: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Saturday, Nov. 12 6 p.m. — BPD Roll Call: Nov. 11 - 17 6:30 p.m. — Bloomington Today: Nov. 9 - 15 7 p.m. — Healthy Communities Launch 8 p.m. — Cinema Judge: I Don’t Know How She Does It 8:30 p.m. — Volleyball: Apple Valley at Jefferson 10:13 p.m. — Girls’ Swimming & Diving: Jefferson vs. Kennedy


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Monday, Nov. 14 6 p.m. — BPD Roll Call: Nov. 11 - 17 6:30 p.m. — Bloomington Today: Nov. 9 - 15 7 p.m. — Chamber Good Morning Bloomington: Heart Wellness & Heart Disease Prevention 8 p.m. — Bloomington Rotary: LongTerm Care Insurance

6 p.m. — Chamber Governmental Forum: Planning for Bloomington’s Future - Why the South Loop District Matters 7:30 p.m. — Bloomington Today: Nov. 9 - 15 8 p.m. — Kennedy Impact: Nov. 9 8:30 p.m. — Jaguar SPOTS: Nov. 9 9 p.m. — Bloomington Rotary: Leadership, Change and Transition Cynthia Bemis Abrams 10 p.m. — Thursday Musical: March 10, 2011 11:30 p.m. — BPD Roll Call: Nov. 11 - 17

Wednesday, Nov. 16 6 p.m. — Cinema Judge: Abduction 6:30 p.m. — Bloomington Today: Nov. 16 - 22 7 p.m. — Bloomington Rotary: LongTerm Care Insurance

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Bumper-to-bumper in the ‘burbs Census Bureau: Most in West Metro drive alone to work, few carpool BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS Rush hour traffic in the west suburbs could tell you most people drive themselves to work on a regular basis, but recent survey results shed light on the sometimes crowded suburban roadways. In Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington and Richfield, not too many people take public transportation to work, a few carpool and even less ride their bike, according to three-year survey results from the U.S. Census Bureau. In those cities, 71-81 percent of those employed drive themselves to work, and carpooling is in single digits for most cities, according to the 2008-2010 American Community Survey results. It’s a trend that Commuter Services, commissioned in 2002 by the Interstate 494 Corridor Commission, has been trying to change. The commission’s three-member staff, run by Executive Director Melissa Madison, works with state, metro and local organizations to decrease road congestion and promote alternative commuting methods. It has held more than

150 on-site employee consultations per year, and it offers individual route help for commuters traveling along or near Interstate 494 or living in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. It partners with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, Metro Transit and Southwest Metro Transit. Madison said the commission has had contact with 600 large- and mediumsized businesses in the area, and it also has worked with multi-tenant office buildings. Once the commission can work with a company, employees become more aware of their commuting options. The commission can help people on an individual basis, so they don’t have to guide themselves through transitways, whether its by foot, pedal or petroleum. “Often times, people are not aware that resources are available to help them find someone to carpool with,” Madison said. The commission also provides traveling and route advice for bikers and walkers. Its outreach efforts have seemed to work. In 2010, Commuter Services estimates that it prevented 17.9 million vehiCOMMUTE: TO NEXT PAGE


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Richfield workers: Drove alone – 71 percent Carpooled – 12 percent Public transit – 8.7 percent Walked – 3.7 percent Other – 1.5 percent Worked at home – 2.4 percent

Edina workers: Drove alone – 76 percent Carpooled – 8 percent Public transit – 3.7 percent Walked – 1.9 percent Other – 2.6 percent Worked at home – 7.7 percent

Bloomington workers: Drove alone – 80 percent Carpooled – 9 percent Public transit – 3.9 percent Walked – 1.3 percent Other – 1.5 percent Worked at home – 3.8 percent

Eden Prairie workers: Drove alone – 81 percent Carpooled – 5 percent Public transit – 4 percent Walked – 2.1 percent Other – 1.2 percent Worked at home – 6 percent


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Commute FROM PREVIOUS PAGE gas prices increase, Madison said. “People are interested in getting a workout on the way to work and saving money at the same time,” Madison said. Even though many still drive themselves to work, The SouthWest Transit bus services, based in Eden Prairie, is widely used. In 2010, its riders used the service one million times. And to ease overflow at its

Eden Prairie park-and-ride, SouthWest transit is building a new Chanhassen transit station, expected to open in December. The Southwest Corridor Light Rail, expected to open in 2017, will also provide commuters a less gas-guzzling alternative. The line will run approximately 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, and planners expects 30,000 average weekday riders by 2030. To get individual commuting tips, find resources or to learn more about Commuter Services, call 952-848-4947 or visit

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COMMUNITY NOTES Arc opens Merry Thriftmas Shop Arc’s Value Village thrift stores invite shoppers to save money, reuse resources and support people with disabilities by shopping its “Merry Thriftmas Shop” through Saturday, Dec. 31. Seasonal items available include ornaments and décor, holiday cards and wrap, tableware, cookie tins, stockings, wreaths, candles, gifts, snow globes and holiday figurines. Items are added daily. Purchases support Arc Greater Twin Cities, a nonprofit that offers programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Arc’s Value Village has four locations: • 6330 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, 763-503-3534. • 2751 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, 763544-0006. • 6528 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, 612-8619550. • 1650 White Bear Ave. N., Saint Paul, 651-788-8300. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info:

College presenting art of Holocaust survivor An art exhibition by Holocaust survivor and internationally known pediatrician Dr. Robert Fisch is now on display at the Normandale Community College Gallery in Bloomington. The “Metamorphosis to Freedom” exhibition will be on display through Dec. 5 at the college, 9700 France Ave. S. Fisch, a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, will speak on campus Thursday, Dec. 1. He is a native of Budapest, Hungary, where he completed medical

school. He came to the United States in 1957 and became a medical intern and eventually a professor in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, where he practiced and taught until his retirement. Fisch is internationally known for his clinical research on PKU (phenylketonuria), a genetic disease. Fisch studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the Budapest, the Walker Art Center, the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited in Austria, Israel, Memphis and the Twin Cities. His book, “Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust,” tells how he came to understand the power of love and freedom. Info: 952-358-8200.

Thursday Musical returns Nov. 17 Thursday Musical comes back to Bloomington for a concert 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Schneider Theater. The program will feature Laura Handler playing cello, Dieter Bierbauer on the baritone and George Mauer playing the piano performing songs by George Maurer based on poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke; a debut performance by Libby Laufers, flute, with pianist Aimee Gallagher playing Aaron Copland’s “Duo for Flute and Piano;” pianist Karen Harris Rognsvoog, accompanying a Charlie Chaplin silent film; and Mary Kirchner, Mezzo-Soprano, with pianist Jim Reilly. The concert will open with student performer violinist Luther Warren, first place winner in the 2011 Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition, Junior High Strings Division. Single tickets are $10 at the door. Season ticket subscriptions may be purchased for $65 ($55 seniors). The season

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Independent school fair scheduled Nov. 17 Several independent schools are hosting a private school fair 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina. There will be 23 schools represented at the fair. This will be the first school fair of this size and scope to be hosted by Twin Cities private schools, and it is a one-stop-shop for families who are interested in exploring the area private schools without having to travel to each one. Schools that will be represented: Academy of Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Bethany Academy, Blake School, Breck, Calvin Christian School, City of Lakes Waldorf, Cretin-Derham Hall, DeLaSalle, Friends School of Minnesota, Groves Academy, Holy Family Catholic High School, International School of Minnesota, Lake Country School, Maranatha Christian Academy, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy, Saint John’s Preparatory, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Thomas Academy, Trinity School at River Ridge, and Visitation School. Info: 952-918-1816 or 612-728-7763.

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ent selection, so visit one or all four stores to find something for everyone on your gift list. The Thrifty Gifts Special Event begins 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 27. Arc stores are located at 6330 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center; 2751 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope; 6528 Penn Ave. S., Richfield; and 1650 White Bear Ave. N., St. Paul. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the Thrifty Gifts event, customers will be asked to give an extra dollar or more to The Campaign for Arc capital campaign. The goal is to open a fifth Arc’s Value Village store in the metro area in 2012. For maps to the stores and other information, visit For more information and volunteer opportunities, call 952-920-0855, or go to

The Works to host grand opening Nov. 12 The Works, a non-profit hands-on engineering discovery center for kids in grades K-6, recently moved to Bloomington and is inviting the public to a grand opening 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will feature special activities including building “sound sandwiches,” building and testing catapaults, face painting and more. Half-price admission will be charged for all attendees age 4 and older. The Works is located at the intersection of 98th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. Info:

Home hosting ‘senior’ prom; items needed The Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington is looking for volunteers to assist with a “senior” prom. The event, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, All the residents in the long term care and assisted living divisions are invited. To make the event special for each attendee, the home is in need of volunteer photographers, volunteers to assist with hair and make up and those willing to dress up and attend with the residents. The home is also in need of donation of formalwear for the event. Info: 952-948-6907 or – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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Bistro FROM PAGE 18 Robert Fronckoski, Paragon director of development. “They loved the space.” Referring to the lounge area, which offers capacity for around 170 patrons, the area features casual seating for socializing and is adjacent to a pair of traditional restaurant seating areas, as well as two theaters with state-of-the-art technology for optimal movie viewing. “As a theater, we have all digital projectors, the Sony 4K technology,” Fronckoski said. “We are one of two theaters in Minnesota with that.” The second theater is also owned and operated by Paragon and is located in Rochester. According to Paragon Food and Beverage Director Andrew Holmes, the entire upper level – which is home to two movie screens, the social lounge, and traditional seating that includes the “Van Gogh Room” – can be rented for nearly any occasion, such as birthdays, corporate gatherings, anniversaries, and more. “It’s a great place to rent out,” Fronckoski said. The Van Gogh Room is removed from the social lounge and other seating. It is a more relaxed environment for patrons to spend time before or after a movie, or for those just seeking to gather and socialize for an evening. It features LED telelvision screens mounted on the walls with couch-style seats and coffee tables. Holmes added that the room is Van Gogh exclusive with regard to the beverages offered, adding that so far the Mezz is the only location in the state that can make that claim. But Holmes was also quick to comment on the menu, since he has experience creating unique dining concepts at award-winning restaurants and clubs in Europe, Las Vegas, and nationwide hotel brands Sussex and Kessler. “We are bringing fine dining to the … No Motels, No Hype Just Honest Pricing Everyday !

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have the opportunity to choose from what is available. Unlike other attempts at the same concept, Fronckoski said the big difference between the two is the quality of films. “We are doing Hollywood blockbusters opening weekend. They were doing second-run movies,” Fronckoski said, adding that these were movies that had already appeared in major theaters.

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basement family room can also be as easy as painting the paneling. I’m Paul Moore from Rightway Painting Solutions. I’ve been in the painting business for over 20 years. Being a former Shop Teacher, I have a good background in finishing and wood replacement. We do both residential and commercial painting. We do work for several Town Home Associations, Nursing Homes and Residential Properties. We give our customers great value by being able to not just paint. We replace or repair wood, repair and reglaze older windows and reside areas that need replacement. We also repair decks and re stain decks. On the inside we repair walls, remove wallpaper, enamel wood work and paint paneling. We offer a 2 year labor warrantee on our labor, provide references and we would be happy to give you a free estimate. For all of your painting needs give us a call at 612-8392239.

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11 BAZAAR When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Oxboro Evangelical Free Church, 9431 Nicollet Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-831-7500 WALK WHEN THE MOON IS FULL: MIGRATION MOON When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info:


12 CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC JAM When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-563-4944 NATIONAL GAMING DAY When: 1-3 p.m. Where: Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5775







POND HOUSE TOURS When: 1:30-4 p.m. Where: Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info:

FAMILY STORY TIME When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5800

TORO PROSE TOASTMASTERS When: Noon to 1 p.m. Where: 8111 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington Info:

RAPTORS IN THE YARD When: 3-4 p.m. Where: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info:

BLOOMINGTON BOARD OF EDUCATION When: 7 p.m. Where: Educational Services Center, 1350 W. 106th St., Bloomington Info: 952-681-6400

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Cedar Valley Church, 8600 Bloomington Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-835-0789

16 BNI NETWORKING GROUP When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 763-416-2608 (Doug) BLOOMINGTON BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB When: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Where: La Quinta Inn, 5151 American Blvd. W., Bloomington Info:


17 CRIBBAGE When: 12:45 p.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-563-4944 SWEET CHARITY When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Info:

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The Sun-Current welcomes news from the community. If you, your organization or business has news, results or upcoming events you would like to share, we can help you spread the word. Please send your information to: Sun-Current, 33 Second St. N.E., Box 280, Osseo, MN 55369. You also may fax your information to us at 763-4247388. You may e-mail us at suncurrentcentral@ Please do not forward attachments with your e-mails. We will try to print clear newsworthy photographs as space permits. If you are looking for us to possibly cover an event, please notify us as far in advance as possible, but at least one week before the event. All submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday for possible publication the following Thursday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit all submissions. Information: 952-829-0797. – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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LEGAL NOTICES City of Bloomington NOTICE OF CITY OF BLOOMINGTON POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY The city of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission, or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all City of Bloomington services, programs, and activities. The city has designated coordinators to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as required by Section 35.107 of the U.S. Department of Justice regulations, and to coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as mandated by Section 8.53 of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations. For more information contact the Human Services Division, City of Bloomington, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, telephone: 563-8700; TDD: 563-8740.

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Notice of Public Hearing 2009-202 Killebrew Drive Pedestrian Bridge and Overlay Project NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Bloomington at its meeting on November 21, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, of the Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, will consider making public improvements on and over Kille-

brew Drive, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.011 to 429.111 (Laws 1953. Ch. 398) as amended. These improvements consist of constructing a pedestrian bridge over Killebrew Drive and milling and overlaying Killebrew Drive between TH-77 and approximately 500-feet east of 24th Avenue South. The estimated cost of City Project 2009-201: Killebrew Drive Pedestrian Bridge and Overlay Project is approximately $4,000,000. MOAC Mall Holdings, LLC has petitioned to be assessed for a portion of the project costs, up to $1,398,000. Such persons desiring to be heard with reference to the proposed improvements will be heard at this meeting. All of the area proposed to be assessed for various improvements is within the City of Bloomington, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota. /s/ Shelly A. Pederson City Engineer Department of Public Works

I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: September 26, 2011 /s/ Dustin Bower, Owner

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Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Grade My Gear Principal Place of Business: 7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300, Bloomington, MN 55425 List the name and complete street ad-

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Notice of Public Hearing 2012-101 PMP Street Improvement Project NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Bloomington at its meeting on November 21, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, of the Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, will consider making street improvements on the streets listed below, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 429.011 to 429.111 (Laws 1953. Ch. 398) as amended. These improvements consist of common excavation, storm sewer and appurtenances, watermain and sanitary sewer, concrete curb and gutter, grading, base construction, bituminous resurfacing, and landscaping. The estimated cost of the improvements for the project is approximately $7.8 Million. A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessment was mailed to the affected property owners and will be available at the hearing. Such persons desiring to be heard with reference to the proposed improvements will be heard at this meeting. The areas proposed to be assessed for such improvements are the properties abutting to the streets described as follows: STREET Stanley Circle Chowen Avenue Normandale Service Road American Boulevard West Southtown Drive Thomas Lane West 82nd Street West 83rd Street West 81st Street West 86th Street Garfield Avenue Harriet Avenue East 78th Street International Drive

dress of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Debtor Counseling, Inc., 7800 Metro Parkway, Suite 300, Bloomington, MN 55425

FROM West 104th Street West 103rd Street West 84th Street West 82nd Street American Boulevard West West 81st Street Penn Avenue Emerson Avenue Pleasant Avenue Lyndale Avenue West 93rd Street West 93rd Street Metro Parkway East 78th Street

TO North Terminus West 102nd Street American Boulevard West Xerxes Avenue 750’ north American Boulevard West I-35W Aldrich Avenue Nicollet Avenue Nicollet Avenue South Terminus South Terminus International Drive American Boulevard East

All of the area proposed to be assessed for various improvements is within the City of Bloomington, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota. /s/ Shelly A. Pederson City Engineer Department of Public Works (Nov. 3 & 10, 2011) D3-StreetImprove

School District 271 (Official Publication) ADVERTISEMENT FOR RFP INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 271 Bloomington, Minnesota Request for Proposal #928-11 TELEPHONE SYSTEM Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington, Minnesota will receive sealed proposals until 2:00 pm. Thursday, December 1, 2011 for the provision and installation of a district wide telephone system and local and long distance Public Switched Network Service. Proposals will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 1350 W. 106th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431. There is no agent for the receipt of proposals other than the Purchasing Agent. All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, (1 original, 2 paper copies and 1 electronic copy) at the place and time indicated above. They shall be plainly marked as follows: “TELEPHONE SYSTEM PROPOSAL #928-11” A pre-proposal conference will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00am at the District offices at 1350 West 106th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431. Specifications, proposal forms, and instructions to proposers are on file and may be obtained from Elert & Associates, attn: Sandi Parr, 140 Third Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082. Requests may also be made via telephone at 651-430-2772 or via email to: Documents will be provided in electronic format. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check or a bid bond in the amount of 5% of the proposal price made payable to the District as a guarantee that the proposer, if awarded the contract, will enter into a contract with the District in accordance with the proposal and specifications.

Public Notice of Auction (Official Publication) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE TO BE HELD AT: THE LOCK UP SELF STORAGE 221 American Blvd W. Bloomington, MN 55420 DATE: November 22nd, 2011 BEGINS AT 10:00 AM CONDITIONS: All units will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids taken only for each unit in its entirety. Payment must be made by cash, certified check, or money order only. No personal checks accepted. All goods must be removed from the unit within 24 hours. Payment due immediately upon acceptance of bid. Unit availability subject to prior settlement of account. Unit #1001 Thomas VonBehren Approx. 10x25 Furniture, Misc. Items Unit #2618 Shiva Samudrala Approx. 10x10 Furniture, Boxes, Electronics, Misc. Items Unit #2706 Joneica Walker Approx. 5x7.5 Furniture, Boxes, Electronics, Luggage Unit #3314 Deana Hygrell Approx. 5x5 Boxes, Totes, Misc. Items Unit #4207 Charron Killion Approx. 10x10 Furniture, Totes, Electronics, Misc. Items (Nov. 3 & 10, 2011) D3-Nov22Sale

This notice is published pursuant to Bloomington City Code. Janet K. Lewis, CMC (Nov. 10, 2011) D3-CurrencyExchLic

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Applications will be accepted by the City of Bloomington until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011 for the following positions: Residential Property Appraiser Starting Salary: $4,700 per month, plus excellent benefits Commercial Property Appraiser Starting Salary Range: $5,472 - $5,745 per month, D.O.Q., plus excellent benefits Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, or by calling (952) 563-8710. November 10, 2011 issue of Bloomington Sun-Current (Nov. 10, 2011) D3-AppraiserApps

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING By the City Council CASE FILE: 10001B-11 APPLICANT: City of Bloomington

School District 917 (Official Publication) This is a summary of the Intermediate School District 917 Regular School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, with full text available for public inspection on the district website at or the District Office at 1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068. The meeting was called to order at 4:30 PM. Board members present: Arlene Bush, Dan Cater, Jill Lewis, Veronica Walter, Deb Clark, Vicki Roy, Vanda Pressnall, Kathy Lewis, Tom Ryerson, and ex-officio member Supt. John Christiansen. Absent: None. Also present: Melissa Schaller, Linda Berg, Dan Hurley, Scott Teskey. Good news reports were presented. The following Consent Agenda items were approved: minutes, personnel, donations, bills to be paid, investment report and wire transfers. Scott Teskey and Dan Hurley reported on the National Careers Pathways Network seminar. Adjournment at 5:50 PM. (Nov. 10, 2011) D3-917Nov1Meeting

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PROPERTY ADDRESS: South Loop District (all land in Bloomington east of TH77) PURPOSE: Consider adoption of the South Loop District Plan DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: Monday, November 21, 2011 7:15 p.m. PLACE OF HEARING: City Council Chambers Bloomington Civic Plaza 1800 West Old Shakopee Road HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 1. Review information on line at (keyword: South Loop) 2. Submit a letter to the address below expressing your views; and/or 3. Attend the hearing and give testimony about the proposal; and/or 4. Email: Please include case file number when corresponding FURTHER INFORMATION: Julie Farnham, Planner Planning Division Bloomington Civic Plaza 1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN 55431-3027 (952) 563-4739 Email: (Nov. 10, 2011) D3-10001B-11

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE AMENDMENT TO 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. The exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted is: GreenLeaf Fine Cabinetry The address of the principal place of business: 10901 Hampshire Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55438 The name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name: Winsted Custom Wood Incorporated, 10901 Hampshire Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55438 This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed name number 44272850002 originally filed on August 29, 2011 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: September 23, 2011 /s/ Stephen Hoska, CEO (Nov. 10 & 17, 2011) D3-GreenLeaf

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE OF HEARING ON ORDINANCE Please take notice that at the regular Council meeting to be held on November 21, 2011 in the City Council Chambers, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, commencing at 7:15 p.m. the City Council will consider adoption of an ordinance relating to the vacation of: V2011 – 696 All drainage and utility easements within Lot 2, Block 1, and Outlot A, SMITH PARK 2ND ADDITION, according to the recorded plat thereof, Hennepin County, Minnesota, as dedicated on said plat. Purpose of Vacation: Clear title for replatting of the property. Applicant: owner.

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Additional information may be obtained from the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department at 952-563-4864 (TDD: 563-8740). /s/ Shelly A. Pederson City Engineer Statement of Nondiscrimination The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of disability (Nov. 10, 2011) D3-V2011-696

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DROP THE PUCK Bloomington Kennedy plays host to Tartan in the Eagles’ girls hockey season opener at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bloomington Ice Garden.

Football playoffs

Tyler Tumberg

Neither Bloomington team reached the state high school football playoffs, but two other teams from their conference did. South Suburban Conference champion Lakeville North will be in the Class 5A quarterfinals, as will Prior Lake, which finished third in the SSC. Lakeville North will play CretinDerham Hall in a battle of undefeated teams at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Metrodome. Both teams are 10-0. The winner will face defending state champion Wayzata (10-0) or Moorhead (8-3) in the semifinals Saturday, Nov. 19, also at the Metrodome. Prior Lake (8-3) will play TotinoGrace (10-1) at 8 p.m. Friday in the second half of a doubleheader at the Metrodome. The winner plays Eden Prairie (9-1) or Anoka (9-1) in the semifinals Nov. 18. The Eden Prairie-Anoka game is 7 p.m. Friday at Osseo High School. Wayzata and Moorhead play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Cloud State University. The Class 5A championship game will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Tumberg, a senior midfielder from Jefferson, recently was named to the Class AA All-State boys soccer team. He was his team’s second-leading scorer and helped the Jaguars to a 12-3-4 record. Jefferson finished second in Section 2AA to eventual state champion Eden Prairie.

Swim sections Bloomington Jefferson and Bloomington Kennedy are competing in the Section 2AA girls swimming and diving meet this week in Prior Lake. Swimming preliminaries were Nov. 9. Diving preliminaries will be Thursday, Nov. 10, and swimming finals will be 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. All competition will be at Hidden Oaks Middle School. Favorites for the team championship are Lakeville North and Prior Lake, two of the three teams that tied for the South Suburban Conference dual meet championship. The state Class AA meet is Nov. 17-19 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. – Compiled by Mike Shaughnessy

Jan Ketterson The Jefferson senior ran in his fourth state high school cross country meet last weekend after winning the Section 3AA boys individual championship Oct. 26 at the University of Minnesota Golf Course.

Johnathan Hess Hess, a junior, led the Kennedy boys at the Section 3AA cross country meet, finishing 20th of 104 runners. His 5kilometer time was 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Jefferson senior Jan Ketterson held the lead at the state Class AA boys cross country meet before his body rebelled at the pace he was setting. He dropped back and finished in 67th place. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Jefferson volleyball did its best against the best Swimmers head to sections BY DAVE PEDERSEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington Jefferson did not make it out of the Class 3A, Section 3 volleyball tournament and qualify for state, but it did prove it could play with the best of them. The Jaguars advanced to the section semifinals Nov. 2 against Lakeville South, ranked No. 1 in the state and 24-1 at the time. Jefferson lost the first game 26-24, but evened the match by taking the second

game 25-22. Lakeville South, playing on its home court, took the next two games 25-19 and 25-22. Jefferson, ranked as high as No. 2 in the state at one time this season, entered sections as the No. 4 seed, showing the strength of the competition. It also showed how the team was impacted by injuries to key players such as Haley Bodway, who has more than 1,500 career kills. Bodway recovered from a sprained ankle and torn hamstring in time for the last two matches. She missed most of the regular season. “We finished a long, difficult and JEFFERSON: TO NEXT PAGE

Morgan Curry The Kennedy eighth-grader finished 22nd in the Section 3AA girls cross country meet, finishing her 4K race in 15:38.

Karin Bull Bull, a senior captain, had doubledigit kills in Kennedy’s two matches in the Class 3A, Section 3 volleyball playoffs. She had 11 kills (plus three blocks and 12 digs) in the Eagles’ victory over Simley and 10 kills in their quarterfinal loss to Eagan.

Hannah Werth Werth, a senior defender from Jefferson, was named to the Class AA girls All-State soccer team by the state coaches association. Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.


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Jefferson FROM PREVIOUS PAGE rewarding season with all our might,” said coach Michelle Grice. “We pulled together through it all. I was proud of them for fighting to the end, against all the things that could have made them want to quit. We still finished our season with courage and played our hearts out.” Grice called the loss to No. 1 Lakeville South a heartbreaker, but said it still was a rewarding season. “I have coached for 11 years at the college, high school and JO [Junior Olympic] levels and the past two years have been the greatest and most enjoyable coaching experience of my career,” said Grice. “The experience of coaching at Jefferson has inspired me, grounded me and changed me for the better.” The team will graduate eight players from the varsity roster: Bodway, Emily Schadow, Eliza Zachary, Kelley Wollak, Ivy Shepherd, Brianna Fesler-Faue, Britney Scherber and Ashley Peper. “As soon as the team was out of the gym they clung to each other,” adds Grice. “To see them find a place of comfort in each other, and know that they were in this together, was a special moment for me. My personal vision for them has always been creating family and competitive volleyball, believing we can create a culture that models for a life-building experience.”

Swimming Jefferson swimming coach Paula Lee is hoping the Jaguars can get three relays to the state meet. They will get the chance to qualify when they swim at the Section 2AA meet this week at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Jefferson relays were seeded in the top six for the preliminaries, which were Nov. 9. Diving competition is Thursday, Nov. 10, and swimming finals are 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Individual hopefuls include sophomore Katie Friesz, senior Jill Crandall, junior Noelle Robb and junior Sam Aamot. Also showing promise are senior Grace Mandich in sprint freestyle events and eighth-grader Maria Vaudreuil in the 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. “They are experienced swimmers with goals in mind and are very excited about the section meet,” said Lee. “They swim with heart and determination.” The coach says two divers, junior Hadley Byrne and newcomer Christine Koch, also have a chance to make it to state.

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Jefferson was 1-8 in South Suburban Conference meets, with the victory 11867 over Kennedy in October. Jefferson’s final regular-season meet was a 97-86 loss to Burnsville on Oct. 27. Burnsville led by only five points going into the final race, the 400 freestyle relay. Blaze teams took first and third in that event to clinch the team victory. Koch scored 192.22 points in diving to take first place in the Burnsville meet. Jefferson’s Byrne and Hannah Szafraniec were second and third. Mandich swam the 100 freestyle in 59.80 seconds to place first. Aamot was first in the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 9.22 seconds. Crandall won the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.83. Vaudreuil, Mandich, Crandall and Robb were first in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.73. Aamot won two individual events, the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, in Jefferson’s victory over Kennedy.

Cross country It was senior Jan Ketterson’s goal all cross country season to be the state Class AA boys champion. The Section 3AA champion was ranked No. 3 in the state all year, but struggled over the finish line in 67th place at last Saturday’s state meet in Northfield. “While he knew he could run a conservative race and probably finish in the top five, Jan also knew that his top two competitors this season had better sprinting legs that he did,” said coach Jeremy Kersten. “If he was in a pack with 200 meters to go he knew he would have not come out on top.” So, Ketterson’s strategy was to go for it by pushing hard early and trying to open a big lead at the 2.5-mile mark. Going out too strong is always a danger in the sport. “Jan was in second place at the 2mile mark of the race and had opened up a lead after 2.5 miles,” adds Kersten. “However, he had pushed too hard to gain this advantage and his body just shut down. Jan limped the last 800 meters of the race, his muscles overwhelmed with lactic acid.” Kersten said the senior’s determination at state was admirable. It was Ketterson’s fourth state meet and he wanted it to be the most memorable. “Many of us may have been happy with being the third best in the state, but Jan put it all on the line to be a champion,” said his coach. “While I think Jan was disappointed with the final result of the race, I don’t think he would have done it any differently.” Ketterson will move on to race on the Nordic ski team and run distance events in track.

Jefferson’s Eliza Zachary tries to put the ball to the floor during a Class 3A, Section volleyball semifinal match against Lakeville South on Nov. 2. No. 1-ranked Lakeville South defeated Jefferson 24-26, 25-22, 25-19, 25-22. The Jaguars finished their season 21-8. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy • Sun Newspapers)

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Kennedy swimmers search for section meet success BY DAVE PEDERSEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Kelly Jeans of Bloomington Kennedy hopes to show teammates the way to the state swimming and diving meet. The journey starts at the Section 2AA meet this week at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Preliminaries in swimming were Nov. 9. Prelims in swimming events are 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10,

and finals are 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The top two in each individual swimming event, the top two teams in each relay and the top four divers automatically advance to the state meet Nov. 17-19 at the University of Minnesota. Swimmers also can advance to beating state qualifying times in the section finals. Jeans is the returning section cham-

pion in diving and is undefeated in conference dual meets this season. “For the swimmers in the meet we are hoping first and foremost for time drops,” said Kennedy coach Tom Walsh. “We have been training for the section meet all season. We started resting for this meet over a week ago with our sights set on dropping our times.” Walsh said junior Missy Gardner has a great chance of making it to the second day of section competition (top 16) in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. Junior Naomi Wellumson has been strong in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Walsh said he hopes eighth-grader Sophie Groen can advance to the finals in the 200 individual medley or 100 backstroke. With there being only eight teams in the section, all of the relays will make it to the second day provided they avoid disqualification in the preliminaries. “The coaches are encouraging them to have safe starts in prelims and save the fast, risky ones for the finals,” Walsh said.

Senior Katja Becker will swim the 100 freestyle and breaststroke. Ninth-grader Rose Berg will work the 50 freestyle and butterfly. Sophomore Jasmine Bryant is entered in the breaststroke. Sophomore Kaylynn Campion will go in the 50 freestyle and butterfly. Other seniors are Hannah Crook and Kassie Foss in freestyle events. Juniors include Tiffany Detlie (100 free), Emily Fischer (breaststroke), Hannah Jensen (IM and breaststroke and Sabrina Moren (IM and butterfly). The Eagle 200 medley relay has Groen in the backstroke, Becker in the breaststroke, Campion in the butterfly and Crook in freestyle. Competing on the 200 free relay are Wellumson, Berg, Crook and Gardner. In the prelims, the 400 freestyle relay had Fischer, Campion, Groen and Foss swimming. One of those girls will join Wellumson, Berg and Gardner for the finals. They will be swimming for the third position of the team’s 400 freestyle relay in the finals.


Two more years The Bloomington Kennedy football team’s future looks bright at quarterback as Travon Hearns, shown trying to escape a tackle in a regular-season game, will be back for two more years. The sophomore passed for nine touchdowns this season. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

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

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Offering Complete Landscape Services

A-1 Work Ray's Handyman Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.


30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

& Fall Aeration. Silver Fox Services

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Water Features & Pavers.

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Snow Removal



Why Wait Roofing LLC

Reas. Rates/Very Dependable Yearly Contract 612-968-2311

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

Anderson Snow Removal Experienced Res/Com Plowing Reliable • Fully Ins'd • Free Ests

Call 952-933-4856 GOODE SNOWPLOWING “We Stand By Our Name!”

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SNOWPLOWING Comm & Resid Sr. Discounts


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Stump Removal


Small Engine Repair

Narrow Access or Backyards. Insured Jeff 612-578-5299

TUNE-UP/REPAIR Snow blowers, Etc. 30 Years Exp. Pick-up/Delivery Avail.

Tree Service


Call 612-866-3273

15% Fall Discount


Tree Trimming & Removal

Snow Removal

#1 All Area Snow Guys Drives/walks/roofs - Yrly rates, Sr disc 612-532-1162

Premier Tree Service


Parkway Tree Service


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BIG TREES & STUMPS CHEAP!! Fully Licensed & Insured “We take pride in our work”



Jim Cooper, Jr.,Inc. LANDSCAPING

Quality Work Since 1983

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts


Wood Furnace Add on, $550. New! $900 value. St. L. Pk. (952) 920-1255

For your updated local news visit us at


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Southtown Mall Holiday Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show November 18, 19, 20 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

31st Annual The


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2011 Nov. 3 - 6 Nov. 10 - 13 Nov. 17 - 20 Thursdays & Fridays 10am - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am - 6pm Last Sunday closes at 4pm

The Crossing Shopping Center Located in the southwest quadrant of Cliff Road and 35E, directly behind Cliff Road Burger King We will be collecting food shelf donations for the Eagan Resource Center. Please bring a nonperishable food or personal hygiene item to donate!

Great Service Affordable Prices

Friendship Village Bazaar - one day only! Friday, Nov. 11 (11am-8pm) Unique hand crafted items, excellent gifts, and jewelry. Friendship Village of Bloomington 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington 952-831-7500

33rd Annual

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Friday, 11/11 (9am-8pm) Saturday, 11/12 (9am-3pm)

8000 Portland Avenue So. Bloomington, MN 55420

Offering you handcrafted and carefully selected items for your home and gift giving. No strollers please. The Holly House ... THE ULTIMATE BOUTIQUE!


Estate Sales

SHOREWOOD 27460 Maple Ridge Ln. Fri., Nov. 11 (8:30-5:30) Sat., Nov. 12 (8:30-4:30) #'s Friday at 8am

4,500 sq ft home full of quality furniture, large snowblower, John Deere ride on mower.


Fireplace & Firewood


Affordable Firewood OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

4 x 8 x 16. Free delivery & stack. 612-867-6813 FIREWOOD

Clean Dry Very Nice Oak Fireplace Wood 4'x8'x16” $150 delivered, quantity discounts. Call 320-980-2498 FIREWOOD


Cemetery Lots

Burial Plot, Glen Haven Memorial Masonic Garden 2 plots avl. Valued $5200. $2000 for both. 651-331-1670


1964 Rahn Cliff Court, Eagan, MN

Senior Discounts

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Handmade holiday décor w/ free personalizing, silent auction, wooden & needlework items, baked & canned goods Portland Avenue United Methodist Church

Tree Service

Ideal Tree Service the time NOW is Oaks & to trimlms E

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

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We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty


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Dawn Valley Cemetery 1 Gravesite asking $1,500/ best offer. Call 651-688-7342 Dawn Valley in Blmgtn, 2 plots, asking $1,200/BO each. Carol 612-619-4850 Glen Haven in Crystal, garden of the apostles. 1 plot $2500 763-227-6844

Hardwood Mix-Solid stack, 2 yrs dry, 4'x8'x16” $125; or 2 for $230. 612-214-3347



2 Antique tables. 100 yrs old, dining room, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, $1600. Round 4 ladder back chairs, 1 leaf $600. Call 651-414-9022 Couch, loveseat, chair matching. Tan, microfiber Exc cond! $550 952-843-8138



New contemp corner cabinet; used leather living room furniture 763-449-0189



Leisure Sporting Goods & Misc

Rossignol WC GS race Sleeper/sofa, in fair condi- skis. 2009 used one season tion. Free. 952-829-1862 or 175s w/Rossignol bindings $100. Call 952-920-9002 612-669-6767.


Lawn/Garden Equipment

109 Cub Cadet 38” deck, w/snowblower, lawn vac+ Gd cond! $600. 952-472-7637


Misc. Wanted


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


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

Garage Sales this week




Estate Sale: 11/10-12 (9-5) Antiq. furn, glasswr., vintg. toys, Fontanini, crafts/decor HH. 14608 Summit Oaks Dr



Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets


Purebred Jack Russell pups, 6 months, $200 each. 218-879-8171 or 218-879-5183



Rentals Houses For Rent

Snow Bird Special! 3BR, 2BA, Kiawah, SC. 30 min to Charleston. Villa few min to beach. 952-545-1235


Rooms For Rent

Move In Special Incl. all utils, phone, cable & Internet. Weekly pay option.

Call for details: Michael (763) 227-1567


Roommates Wanted


Blmgtn: M, N-smk, drink, drugs to share w/2 males, wireless Internet, $525 incl Multi Fam Sale: 11/11-12 utls & cleaning service, (8-5). Furn, HH, Small plus more! 612-226-8376 Appl, Home Décor, Cloz, Girls Infant, Stereo Equip. 19173 Enchanted Way

Dinec Kit Table & 4 chrs Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 $800. Ethan Allen DR Set vaults w/companion head- 6 chrs & hutch, $1000. Both stone. Value $8,990. Asking Exc. Cond. 612-269-9705 St. Louis $5,000/BO. 218-828-3608 For sale: Metal & glass Park Groveland Cemetery in tables, $400. Queen Anne Mtka. Lots available in new chair & ottoman. $125. Call Fashion JEWELRY sale: expanded area. Priced @ for more details. 612-327- 11/11-12 (9-3). Gifts 4 U & them, 2716 Webster Ave S $700 & $1200. 952-847-0011 3068


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OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Deeply Discounted Bloomington Sublease Available Immediately (Remaining portion of October Free)


Two Appletree Square 8011 34th Ave S Ste 160 Bloomington

First floor, 1790 rentable sq ft, $1,500 for 20 months. Full amenity package includes: covered parking, food service, health club, conference room, on-site property management, ample storage, security guard. Call Mike Wright 612-490-6444

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Pam Miller at 952-392-6862

3034 Lyndale Ave S. Off Lake St, 33 car parking. 3,000-6,000 sq ft Available now!

612-875-8292 • 612-875-8282

Approximately 6400 sq ft of warehouse space, with one dock, and one drive in door. South Bloomington $2900 per mo. gross rent. (Includes taxes, insurance, utilities, all operating expenses.) Call 651-414-6055 for details/showing. – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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Apartments & Condos For Rent

RICHFIELD 612-869-1451 Charming one BR apt., quiet bldg., laundry, off-street parking, window A/C. Only $615-625/month 7137 Chicago Ave..



Real Estate


Help Wanted/ Full Time

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

Manufactured Homes

Mobile Homes Lots

For Rent Quiet community, close to shopping ctr, on bus line. Krestwood Mobile Village 10225 Lyndale Ave S. Bloomington. Call Carol 952-807-5331 or 952-807-5331

Delivery Drivers Independent Contractors need reliable large/Full size Fan or covered p/u truck for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958




Employment Business Opps & Info

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Health Care

PCA PCA needed in Bloomington every Saturday and Sunday 10m-5pm. PCA must be non smoker, at least 25 years of age, and must have a clean driving record. Call Molly with All Home Health at 952-814-7400

Put faith 1st family 2nd & an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-474-4682 Experienced tow drivers FT/PT. 612-919-4071 alt. # 952-949-2900

Granite Fabricator FT/PT. Experienced. Benefits. 952-831-7625 Job Fair Wednesday from 9am-12pm for Food Production Work. Call 952-924-9000 for more information

Personal care assistant For young man with physical disability. Must lift 85 lbs. Family home in Hopkins. M-F, 9-5pm 952-936-0946


Health Care


Help Wanted/ Full Time


PART TIME WITH BENEFITS Minneapolis Radiation Oncology has an opening for a PT Patient Acct. Rep 3 days/wk (flexible schedule req'd) from our office in Edina. Travel to other metro-area clinics req'd. Act as liaison between pts, providers and health plans in problem resolution and information dissemination regarding insurance coverage, payment options, etc. Monitor pt acct status, establish payment plans, assist with collections as needed. Min. 3 yrs medical collections / financial exp. req'd. Human relations and problem solving skills req'd. Knowledge of third party pay systems & gov't assistance programs pref. Benefits include health and dental, tuition and uniform allowance, employer flex and 401(k) savings and profit sharing plans. 3 wks/yr vac to start. Send resumes (w/ref's) to the attn: of HR. Fax: 952-915-6091. Email: rcarpenter@ Website: EOE.

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JJo oin our team... Radiographer (RT) - Part Time Long Term Care LPN - Part Time Days Glencoe Regional Health Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package. To learn more about all of our open positions and about starting a great career with GRHS, visit our Web site to apply at or call 320-864-7802 for more information.


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Prewire Specialists, Inc. is currently taking applications & interviewing for full time cable installation positions. This position will include wknd days. Exp is helpful but not necessary. We offer company vehicles, fuel allowance, medical insurance, paid vacation, short term disability & more. Wages (after training) average $800-$1500/wk. Interviews available 9am-3pm, Tue & Fri at 2948 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN 55113 or call our hiring line: 612-919-9837 or email: rdibb@


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Janitorial Looking for 4-5 permanent PT cleaning specialists 763-441-4859 Jury Research Project Great opportunity to learn more about our civil justice system. Hennepin County Residents have the chance to participate in a Legal Focus Group on November 29, 2011. Must be 18 or older. An evening meal, parking and $50 in compensation provided. If interested contact Rochelle at 612.375.1707 or

Mpls based market research firm seeks writers who are fluent in French and English to review & edit online mystery shop General Office reports from home. Flex Cleaning hrs; min 15 hrs/wk; avg Coon Rapids, Edina, St.- $14-16/hr. Email resume to Paul and White Bear Lake. 5pm-9pm and 6pm-10pm. Mid-City Cleaning. 8000 University Ave. NE. Receptionist/ Fridley. 763-571-9056 Kennel Person.


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Green Horizons seeks snow plowers & shovelers. $12-$20/hr. 952-939-0155


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Duties include: front desk help, answer phones, making appts, cleaning dog kennels, walking animals. Must be mature & responsible. Email resume to:


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Wanted/ 9200 Help SEPTRAN IS NOT Part Time ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Social Services Thomas Allen Inc. FOR SPECIAL NEEDS Nurse Consultant: Bloomington, DRIVERS AT THIS TIME Burnsville & South St.

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Paul, Part time 7.5 hours per/wk on two separate days, afternoon/ eves, days flexible, Must be RN, own vehicle, driver's lic., insur, clean record, prefer 3 years exp. working with disabled individuals and/or seniors Fax resume to Sandy Q. at 651-450-7923 visit


Seasonal Hiring

Snow Plow Operators Prescription Landscape is seeking operators for plow trucks and/or Bobcat loaders. Duties include competent operation of snowplow equipment, snowblowers, and other equipment associated with snow and ice management, up to and including manual labor, snow shoveling, lifting up to 45 lbs, and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. We have 2 locations to work from - St Paul or Crystal. This is a seasonal position with opportunity for year-round employment. We are a drug and alcohol free work environment. To submit an application/resume visit our website at, fax 651-488-9195, or email sueleatherman For more information call Sue at 651-379-4713.




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Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

Motorbike For Sale: 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750 K5. $2,500

Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

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