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Concerns about traffic, parking, evening and weekend conflicts with an adjacent park, drainage and combining parcels into one plat were among the concerns raised by neighbors of a proposed Muslim community center during 2011. The Al Farooq Youth and Family Center will occupy the former Northgate Elementary School building at 8201 Park Ave. S., a building that has sat vacant for more than two years. Although approval for the community center was granted in the spring, with an anticipated opening of the facility by early fall, the building’s renovation has delayed the opening. The building had most recently been used as a Lutheran high school. In addition to its large gymnasium the school has a football field and tennis courts, amenities that are shared with the city. The outdoor athletic facilities are governed by a shared-use agreement through 2024, with an option for a 10-year extension. The agreement carries over to the building’s new ownership and no changes to the agreement have been proposed. A shared parking lot is also available to both the community center and Smith Park visitors, and will continue to be shared under the building’s new ownership. Public sentiment toward repurposing of the building has been overwhelmingly negative. Proposed uses of

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the building include an elementary school, day care facility, athletic activities on evenings and weekends and prayer services for the Muslim community. The building is two blocks east

of Portland Avenue. Between the building and Portland Avenue lies a residential neighborhood. Residents of

BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS A 43-year-old Burnsville man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and assault after wielding a hatchet through his brother’s Bloomington home. The suspect was arrested Dec. 16 at his brother’s residence on the 8700 block of Dupont Ave. S., according to Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik. A third brother from Las Vegas, who was staying in Bloomington with the homeowner, heard a noise outside the house during the afternoon of Dec. 16. He went outside to find that the suspect had crashed his vehicle through the door of the attached garage. The suspect then made his way from the garage to the house, claiming his brothers had been spying on him. He used the hatchet to break glass in the front door. Inside the house he damaged a shadowbox, picture


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Riders participating in the Tail Feather Woman peace ride make their way via Bloomington’s residential streets to Pond Dakota Mission Park June 17 for lunch and rest. The group had been riding for more than a week from northeastern South Dakota to participate in the World Peace and Prayer Day ceremonies in Mendota.

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Year in review FROM PAGE 1 the neighborhood have expressed concerns about the traffic that will be generated by the building through its multiple uses, as well as the ability for the community center to accommodate its parking. Although the conditional-use permit for the community center requires the development of additional parking prior to its use for assembly or as a school, arguments against the parking expansion included concerns for how storm water runoff would impact drainage in the area. The Bloomington City Council approved the conditional-use permit in

early May, but the matter has lingered since then, with questions being raised about the original title for the school property and objections to the platting proposal that combined the building, parking and athletic fields into one parcel.

Apartment fire Police officers caught children dropped from windows of a three-story apartment building as firefighters rescued other residents by ladder during a pre-dawn fire in February. A stove used for supplemental heating inside a garden-level apartment was cited as the cause of the Feb. 8 fire at 9840 Nicollet Ave. S. The fire displaced residents of all 11 YEAR IN REVIEW: TO NEXT PAGE

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Year in review FROM PREVIOUS PAGE units in the building. The fire originated in the kitchen of apartment 3 and was caused by a gas kitchen stove being used to supplement the heat in the unit, according to the Bloomington Police Department. Residents of apartment 3 escaped through bedroom windows, but one of the tenants ran back into the building and opened the apartment door to check if anyone else was there, according to police. The door was left open and allowed the fire and smoke to spread to the building’s hallway, blocking the exit route for the remaining tenants. The 11 units, a laundry and the boiler room suffered substantial fire and smoke damage, police noted. Several people were taken to the hospital, most for minor injuries. Those who didn’t need treatment were left without a place to live and were offered assistance by the American Red Cross.

Redrawing the lines Much of the groundwork was completed in 2010. But it took until January 2011 for the Bloomington

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Board of Education to redraw its elementary school boundaries. The proposals and discussions drew significant interest from residents. The board aimed to adjust the enrollment across the district’s schools, as some schools were over capacity while other schools were below capacity. The project was also intended to mitigate the socio-economic divide found within the district’s 10 elementary schools. Guided by the Elementary Neighborhood School Renewal Project task force, the board narrowed down its decision to two choices, one that tied a small attendance area to Hillcrest Community School and one that left the school without neighborhood boundaries. The board unanimously approved new boundaries without an attendance area for Hillcrest. In addition to adjusting the attendance boundaries, modified transfer policies were intended to help balance student distribution within the district. The ability to send children to an elementary school outside of a resident’s attendance boundary remained, but the revised transfer policy limits movement across the city. Fifth-grade students for the 2011-12 school year were exempt from changes to the attendance boundaries.

after pleading guilty to felony theft in June. She was also ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution. Moreland was arrested Dec. 31, 2010, suspected of stealing a $6,500 fur coat from Alaskan Fur Company of

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Moreland said she had not taken a coat, lifting the back of her dress to show that she did not have the coat concealed. It appeared to the employee that the woman was not wearing underwear, according to the complaint. After giving up the coat nearly 72 hours after her arrest, Moreland told police that she had removed the back of her underwear so that when she lifted the back of her dress it would appear that she was not wearing underwear and therefore had no place in which to conceal the coat, according to the complaint.

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Bloomington. After spending the holiday weekend in a Bloomington Police Department jail cell, Moreland was interviewed by an investigator Jan. 3. She initially told police she didn’t take the coat, but later claimed she had sold the coat prior to being arrested, according to the criminal complaint. When told by an investigator that she would be charged with felony theft while in custody – meaning a trip to Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis for booking – Moreland produced the mid-length mink coat from underneath her dress. Police searched Moreland – who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 270 pounds – following her arrest, but the search failed to turn up the coat, which had been tucked into her underwear. Since there was no suspicion Moreland was in possession of drugs at the time of her arrest the search was limited to an external pat down and use of a handheld metal detector to eliminate the possibility that she had a weapon, according to Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik. KAREL SMITH 612-986-3704

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Year in review FROM PREVIOUS PAGE His resignation required a council appointment to fill the vacancy. Of the nine applicants the council interviewed, Tim Busse was chosen to succeed Elkins. Busse’s tenure as the District 3 representative will be short lived. In November’s election he ran for an atlarge council seat and won. He will replace departing Councilmember Amy Grady, who did not seek re-election. Replacing Busse in District 3 is Jack Baloga, a former Planning Commission chairman. Mayor Gene Winstead extended his 12-year run by defeating challenger Hans Anderson by a 2-to-1 margin. District 4 Councilmember Vern Wilcox was unopposed in his bid to extend his 18 years on the council. Two familiar faces bowed out of the Bloomington Board of Education election this year. Board members Jim Sorum and Chuck Walter did not seek re-election, leaving one incumbent on the ballot, Maureen Bartolotta. Sorum walked away after 21 years on the board, while Walter served eight years. Bartolotta won re-election to the

board, and will be joined by Dick Bergstrom and Nelly Korman next year. While not an election, Supt. Les Fujitake was also the subject of a few votes in 2010. He was given a new threeyear contract in October, extending a tenure that began in 2006. Fujitake’s contract extension, effective July 2012, was approved by a 4-3 vote. Board members opposing the extension – Tim Culver, Mark Hibbs and Melissa Halvorson Wiklund – said they weren’t opposed to extending Fujitake’s tenure but wanted a process that would define the board’s goals and expectations of the superintendent in the coming years before opening negotiations for a contract extension.

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Don’t wait ‘til New Year’s to make resolutions Self-improvements know no time of year Happy (almost) New Year! Aside from the proverbial party, the second biggest tradition in transitioning to a New Year is the New Year’s resolution. In grade school, I was instructed by my teachers to make a resolution each December for the upcoming New Year. My resolutions were typically family-related: “I will be nicer to my sister” or “I will try to heed my parents instructions before their fifth command.” When those scholastic mandates ceased, so did my yearly resolutions. It’s not that I don’t endeavor to make self-improvements or help others or complete any

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other altruistic task as a selfsatisfactory exercise. The idea of assigning an arbitrary date to become a better person always struck me as odd in nature. If I needed an uptick in my moral fiber, by God, I got right on it. I understand that with a new year can come a fresh start. I get that. I really do. But, clichés such as “why put off what you can do today?” and “strike while the iron is hot” are actually quite applicable in this instance. I hearken back to the months preceding my impending marriage last year. It had become evident to me that I had not lost

COMMUNITY NOTES Hennepin County Public Health to offer low-cost vaccines in Bloomington Hennepin County Public Health is offering low-cost immunizations to people who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations. Donations are requested but not required for the immunizations. No appointments are necessary. The immunizations will be available at the following locations and times in January: • Bloomington Division of Health, 1900 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Tuesday, Jan. 17. • Brookdale Service Center, 6125 Shingle Creek Road, Brooklyn Center, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. • Hennepin Health Services Building, 525 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis, 8:30-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Info: or 612-348-2884.

any of the 10-15 pounds I gained in college in the three years since my graduation. With my marriage six months away, I decided it would behoove me to do something about that extra luggage for our photographer’s (and wife’s) sake. I lost five pounds in three months by eating healthier and biking. But, two months before the wedding, my motivation waned and exercising became a chore. But even though I stopped biking, I was proud I made a goal and stuck to it for more than a week or two. The same won’t be true for many New Year’s resolution makers. This didn’t enter my thought process at the time, but waiting until the coming New Year to lose any weight for my wedding would have been worthless. My wedding would have come and gone and I would be likely packing on more pounds,

as I’ve been told happens after marriage (It’s true). This advice is coming from a chronic procrastinator. As of the date of writing this column, Dec. 22, I have not yet bought my wife a Christmas present. (Does she really need more than one blender?) That was a joke, by the way. I would ask for your suggestions for a Christmas gift for my wife, but I shouldn’t set the precedent of exchanging gifts belatedly. Make goals and make them often. I’m not even suggesting that you shouldn’t make a New Year’s resolution if your heart is set on it. But, realize there are 364 other days a year that are resolution-lonely. The point is, putting off goals or resolutions is good for no one, even if you want to impress your friends and family with the results of the Shake Weight you got for Christmas.

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Year in review FROM PREVIOUS PAGE runoff solution, he said. Councilmember Tim Busse, who cast the lone vote against the modified plan, was skeptical of it, saying he doubted the plan would have a positive effect on property values of the Collegeville Road neighborhood. Busse participated in advisory committee meetings and sensed distrust of the college by residents of the neighborhood. He compared the college to the playground bully, having the size and heft to do what it wanted and needed to do.

Hometown heroes The 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks was commemorated in Bloomington with an evening of celebration rather than mourning. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar served as the keynote speaker during the inaugural Tom Burnett Jr. Hometown Heroes Celebration. Awards were given in memory of Burnett, a passenger aboard hijacked United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. Burnett was among the passengers who learned aboard the plane that terrorists were aiming hijacked planes at struc-

tures such as the World Trade Center. Burnett and other passengers were able to thwart their hijackers, forcing the plane to crash near Shanksville, Penn., killing all aboard. The awards recognized people who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping their fellow man, according to Bloomington Crime Prevention Association President Jim Caauwe. The Hometown Heroes Celebration is intended to be an annual fundraising event to support the Bloomington Crime Prevention Association’s annual grant program. It included the presentation of three awards intended to remember, recognize and raise. The awards are to remember Burnett and other Sept. 11 heroes, recognize hometown heroes who are improving the community every day and raise funds to support public safety, young people and citizenship programs. The Remember Award was presented in honor of former Minnesota Twins infielder and left fielder Harmon Killebrew and his foundation. The Recognize Award was given to former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, who severed nine terms as Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District representative. The Raise Award was given to the Bloomington School District’s eighth grade citizenship program, started by Burnett’s niece, a former Bloomington teacher.




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Assault arrest A 19-year-old Bloomington man was arrested Dec. 18 on suspicion of felony assault involving his 15-year-old sister. The girl told staff members at her school that her broken nose was the result of an assault, but wouldn’t say who did it, or when. Upon investigation by police it was learned that her brother had confronted her when she came home late one night. The two argued and the man punched his sister, Stehlik said. Her mother didn’t take the girl to see a doctor because she feared having to explain that her son had injured the girl, Stehlik noted. The girl was treated for a broken nose following the investigation, he added. – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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COMMUNITY LINE Violinist Melissa Deal of Bloomington was selected to the inaugural MacPhail String Quartet. She is a junior at Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie. Teresa Sasse of Bloomington was named to the fall semester honors list at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn.


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EDUCATION NOTES Lutheran preschool to host open house Jan. 7 St. Michael’s Lutheran Preschool of Bloomington will hold an open house next week. The open house is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 7, at the school, 9201 Normandale Blvd. Children are invited to attend. Staff members will be available to answer questions about fall enrollment. Appointments to see the school outside of the open house are available. The school has openings for children who will be 3 or 4 years old by Aug. 31. Info: 952-831-5276, ext. 2025 (Eunice).

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COMMUNITY NOTES Annual Miracles of Mitch party is Dec. 31

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The Miracles of Mitch Foundation will host its annual New Year’s Eve party in Bloomington this weekend. The party is 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Hotel, 3800 American Blvd. E. The party includes an activity room for children and live music for adults. Tickets options include family packages for the evening and tickets for the dinner and entertainment portions only. Proceeds will benefit the foundation, named in honor of cancer patient Mitch Chepokas. In 2002 Chepokas emptied his bank account and anonymously gave his life savings (more than $6,000) to other pediatric cancer families so they could have a happy holiday season. When he learned that he wouldn’t live to see the next Christmas, he made his dad pinky swear to continue helping cancer families. The foundation provides financial and quality-of-life assistance to hundreds of families of children battling cancer. Info:

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Kiffmeyer to speak Jan. 3 in Bloomington Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer will speak at the Tuesday, Jan. 3, Republican Seniors of Minnesota meeting at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. Discussion will begin at 10 a.m., followed by Kiffmeyer and lunch at noon. Menu prices range from $6 to $10. Info: 952-828-1943.

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Eagan-based pharmacy company to expand Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based pharmacy benefit management company, plans to add 300 information technology and business analyst jobs in Minnesota with financial assistance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. DEED is working with Prime Therapeutics and Dakota County Community Development Agency to finalize a $500,000 forgivable loan to the company from its Minnesota Investment Fund. The loan, which the company will use to expand operations near its Eagan headquarters, will be forgiven once the company meets its employment goals

under the deal. In addition to the space it already occupies in Eagan and Bloomington, Prime will also occupy the former Buffets Inc. building at 1460 Buffet Way, Eagan. Prime Therapeutics, which was launched in 1987 as the pharmacy department for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has 2,100 employees in nine U.S. cities. The company is owned by 12 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans nationally, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Along with DEED, the city of Eagan, the Dakota County Community Development Agency and Greater MSP assisted Prime Therapeutics with its expansion planning. Local officials hailed the announcement as good news for the community. Info:

Support group for hoarders, families Cluttering and hoarding are painful, difficult disorders that take a toll on families, spouses and friends. Kathy Green of A Little Help Inc. and Kathleen McGonagle of Rose’s Daughters co-facilitate a monthly support group for clutterers and hoarders, their family, spouses and friends. Monthly meetings are 4-5:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Vernon Terrace, 5250 Vernon Ave., Edina. This confidential, safe forum provides a place to share frustrations, problem solve, exchange coping skills, increase understanding of hoarding and find answers to specific caregiving struggles. For more information, contact Kathy Green at 952-887-5043 or Kathleen McGonagle at 651-373-1323.

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Firefighter foundation meets funding goal for memorial State capitol memorial could go up October ‘12 BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS Thanks to firefighters and their supporters statewide, the nearly 200 Minnesota firefighters who have died while on duty will have an appropriate location for a new memorial. The Minnesota Fire Service Foundation announced Wednesday, Dec. 21, that it reached its goal for creating a new memorial at the state capitol that will replace a statute that currently sits inside the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Firefighter organizations from across the state gathered at Chanhassen Fire Department station one to recognize everyone’s contribution. “We’re thrilled to announce today that we have reached our fundraising goal of $600,000 to create the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the grounds of the state capitol,” said Marty

Scheerer, Edina Fire Chief and president of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association. “The memorial will be completed in time for the commemoration of the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Week in October 2012. … This was a joint effort by all the firefighters across the state, the business community across the state and the public.” Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong said the city lost firefighter Mick Wiborg in 1998, and he thanked those who donated their time, effort and donations for the fitting memorial. “Being a firefighter requires a significant commitment, from the individual as well as their families,” Furlong said on Wednesday. “And, often this commitment leads to multiple generations of … families serving as firefighters. “The department itself often becomes a second family for many of its members. So when any department loses one of its members, all of that department’s

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Memorial FROM PAGE 19 members, their families and the entire community often feels the loss, as though it was one of their own family members.” Some of those family members of perished firefighters were also in attendance Wednesday morning. Mary O’Rourke, daughter of Jim Spillane who died while on duty June 16, 1955, said her father’s name was recently added to the firefighter memorial after a former neighbor contacted her to say her father’s name was not included in a list of Minnesota firefighters who had died in the line of duty. “This has meant a lot to my brother Mike and I, and my family, my kids and

my granddaughter,” she said. Her mother became a widow at age 30; Mary O’Rourke was only four years old, and her brother Mike was two years old when their father died, she said. By meeting the Dec. 31 deadline to raise the $600,000, the foundation should be able to open the memorial Oct. 7, 2012, which falls on the national firefighter memorial week. The statue honors 194 Minnesota firefighters who have given their lives since 1881. The new memorial on state capitol grounds will be larger and more accessible than the statue that currently sits near the baggage claim area at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It was moved to the baggage claim area about 20 years ago, from a more public and accessible portion of the airport. “It was a good sort of large space,

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and very public place to have this sculpture,” foundation president and Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen said when the fundraising effort was underway. After the airport got pressed to have more revenue-generating space and security measures tightened, the sculpture was moved. Now, the foundation can “claim a more sacred ground” for a memorial, Esbensen said, which would be more accessible to the public, on a southern portion of the state capitol property in St. Paul. The memorial would provide enough space for large gatherings and up-close viewings of the statue. A new architectural enclosure would house the statue, in the middle of a walking area. That area would be adjacent to a wall listing all the fire departments in Minnesota. The enclosure will be made of weathering steel columns that rust to a

certain point, and then the rust will protect the metal, said Glenn Waguespack, the senior architect who led the memorial’s design for architectural firm Leo A. Daly. Each column represents a year when a firefighter died while on duty, Waguespack said, and the names of those who have died will be engraved on the columns. Even though the goal for the memorial has been reached, the fire service is still accepting donations. Those donations will fund education scholarships for firefighters’ children and spouses. To donate or learn more, visit Contributions can also be sent to: Minnesota Fire Service Foundation c/o Flagship Bank, 7525 Office Ridge Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

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) INVITATION TO BID FOR BLOOMINGTON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER WATERSLIDE PROJECT The City of Bloomington will receive sealed bids until 11:00 A.M., CDT, JANUARY 12, 2012 at the office of the Purchasing Agent at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN for the construction of a waterslide to be located at the Bloomington Family Aquatic Center. Bids received after this date and time will not be accepted. Bids will be

opened publicly and read aloud in the Dakota Conference Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN immediately after specified closing time. All bids submitted are to be valid for 60 calendar days.

complete, non-conforming, non-responsive, unbalanced, or conditional bids. The City also reserves the right to waive any informalities and to award the contract, in whole or in part, to the bidder the City determines is in the City’s best interest.

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The City of Bloomington hereby notifies all bidders that businesses owned and controlled by minorities or women will be afforded maximum feasible opportunity to submit bids and/or proposals and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

• Provide a complete waterslide tower with two waterslides, including slides, footing, structural tower, stairways, safety signage • Provide new concrete deck • Provide new deck drainage • Provide new waterslide structure perimeter fencing • Provide new sod • Provide new piping connections from existing piping to new piping to waterslides Plans, Specifications, and Drawings may be obtained at no charge from the City of Bloomington Purchasing Office, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431; phone: (952) 563-4758; fax: (952) 563-8789; e-mail: Requests for bid documents must include the company name, address, phone and fax numbers, contact name and e-mail address. Each bid must be clearly identified on the outside of the envelope as “BID FOR BLOOMINGTON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER WATERSLIDE PROJECT” and shall show the name and address of the bidder. A certified or cashiers’ check payable to the City of Bloomington, or satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and a licensed surety company, in an amount not less than 5% of the total bid shall accompany each bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder shall execute a written contract and furnish the required bonds within ten days after the award of the contract. The City of Bloomington reserves the right to reject any or all bids, including without limitation the right to reject any in-

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 will attempt to accommodate special needs for this information. Beverly Rausch Purchasing Agent (Dec. 22,29, 2011, Jan. 5, 2012) D3-WaterslideProject

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: Apricot Moon Designs Principal Place of Business:

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The specific title of the ordinance enacted was: “Term Limits for Those Serving on City Boards and Commissions.” The full ordinance is available to the public for inspection at the Bloomington City Clerk’s Office, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 563-8700, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or e-mailing

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City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE OF SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCES On December 19, 2011, at its regular meeting, the Bloomington City Council enacted a one page ordinance amending Chapter 2 of the Bloomington City Code concerning the terms served by Cit Board Members and Commissioners. The ordinance enacted includes the following: • Eliminated term limits for members of the Board of Review completely; • For all other Boards and Commissions members may serve for six years consecutively; • After six years of service, a commissioner or board member shall not serve for one year or one term before seeking

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Lakeville South edged Jefferson 3-2 in South Suburban girls hockey action Dec. 20. The Jaguars have a 6-5 overall record and are 3-4 in the conference. Kelsey Cline scored both Jefferson goals. Goalie Bailey Plaman made 26 saves. Jefferson lost 5-2 to Burnsville Dec. 17. Karma Knutson and Cline scored Jaguar goals. Assists went to Katherine Marek and Cline. Goalie Peyton Stafne made 17 saves.

Boys hockey Jefferson dropped an 8-1 decision to


The Bloomington Nordic skier placed second overall in the second South Suburban Conference meet of the season Dec. 21 at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Ketterson led his team to a first-place finish.


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Hynes, Lundeberg provide valuable points Jefferson hosted its annual Jaguar Invite boys swimming meet Dec. 17 and St. Thomas Academy came away with the team championship. The Cadets placed first in the seventeam meet at Olson Middle School pool with 594 points. Jefferson was second (362) and Watertown/Mayer/Delano/Waconia finished third (353). Rounding out the team standings were Buffalo (309), Hibbing (246), Edina (222) and Highland Park/St. Paul Academy (184). Jefferson sophomore Charlie Hynes finished second in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 1 minute, 55.44 seconds. Jefferson senior Ben Lundeberg placed second in the 50 freestyle (23.88). Anthony Kiernan, a junior, finished fourth in the 100 butterfly event (1:00.92). Lundeberg was second in the 100 freestyle (53.14). Hynes had a third-place time of 5:16.45 in the 500 freestyle. Jefferson’s fourth-place 200 freestyle relay consisted of Lundeberg, Scott Bachmeyer, Hynes and Calvin Skinner. Pat Koob was fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.17). Jefferson’s fifth-place 400 freestyle relay members were Hynes, Bachmeyer, Skinner and Lundeberg.



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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Bloomington Jefferson’s boys hockey team is competing in the St. Louis Park Holiday Classic this week. Final two rounds of competition are Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30, at the St. Louis Park Rec Center arena.

Sydney Bramer The sophomore member of the Bloomington girls Nordic ski team was third overall in South Suburban competition Dec. 21. Bramer and her Bloomington teammates finished third out of seven squads.

Michael Murray The Bloomington Jefferson junior Alpine skier was medalist in a seventeam meet Dec. 20 at Buck Hill. Murray had a combined two-run time of 42.63 seconds.

Izzy Iwen The Bloomington junior Alpine skier finished sixth overall in girls competition during a seven-team meet last week at Buck Hill. Iwen’s two-run combined time was 48.63 seconds.

Heather Bachman Bloomington Jefferson senior goalie Will Doss makes a save during the Jaguars’ 6-3 South Suburban Conference hockey loss to Burnsville Dec. 17. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Jefferson Athletics Wayzata Dec. 20 at Bloomington Ice Garden. Johnny Panvica knocked in Jefferson’s only goal with assists from Tony Roisum and Brennan McGuire. Nike Schmitz and Will Doss shared goaltending duties for the Jaguars. Doss finished with 35 saves while Schmitz made 10 saves. Burnsville defeated Jefferson 6-3 Dec. 17 at the Burnsville Ice Center. Jefferson scorers were Colin Hernon, Joey Queenan and Jon Lindquist.

Jaguar assists went to Austin Hunt (two), Charlie Bach and Panvica. Doss and Grant Martens combined for 33 saves in goal for the Jaguars.

This senior member of the Kennedy girls basketball team scored 19 points to lead the Eagles to a 68-57 victory over Chanhassen Dec. 10.

Jade Martin Kennedy’s girls basketball standout contributed 26 points as the Eagles defeated Eau Claire (Wis.) Regis 86-70 in non-conference action Dec. 17.

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It was a defensive struggle, but Jefferson pulled out a 45-39 boys basketball win over Shakopee Dec. 20. Ryan Gilmer led the Jaguar offensive attack with 23 points. Ted McGee contributed seven points and Matt Rosen chipped in with six points. T.J. LaDuke had five points. Gilmer netted 29 points during Jefferson’s 63-50 victory over Chaska Dec. 10 in the season opener.

The Jefferson junior gymnast was first in all-around and uneven bars, second on vault and third on balance beam during her team’s loss to Lakeville South Dec. 13. Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at


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Kennedy girls basketball squad is on winning roll Bachman, Martin spark two Eagle victories Kennedy’s girls basketball team won twice last week to head into the holidays on a festive note. The Eagles, coached by Percy Wade, defeated Mounds View 75-55 Dec. 22. Heather Bachman led Kennedy scorers with 19 points. Jade Martin provided 17 points and Micaela Schmidt netted 14 points. Kenisha Bell contributed seven points. Kennedy had another strong overall team performance during a 79-55 triumph over Eagan Dec. 20. Four Eagle players scored in double figures. Those Kennedy high scorers were Bell (15 points), Martin (13), Meredith (12) and Bachman (12). Jasimine Scott and Tonoia Wade scored eight and seven points respectively. Kennedy boosted its record to 7-1 with the two victories.

Kennedy Athletics Roers scored again in the second period with help from Payten Graykowski and Jost. McCullen also scored for the Eagles in that period. Assists went to Jost and Roers. Kennedy finished scoring with two goals in the third period. Roers completed his hat trick with another goal. Jost also scored. Assists were credited to McCullen and Sam Wickstrom. Tony Basil tended goal for Kennedy and made 29 saves. Lakeville North defeated Kennedy 81 Dec. 22. Brad Hinrichs had a powerplay goal in the first period. Mitch Radcliff picked up an assist. Kennedy coach Dave Dillon used two goalies in the contest. Basil made 31 saves and David Johnson stopped three shots. Chanhassen blanked Kennedy 5-0 Dec. 17 at Bloomington Ice Garden. Basil made 39 saves.

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Kennedy (2-7) claimed a 5-2 non-conference boys hockey win over Richfield Dec. 20 at Richfield Ice Arena. Henry Roers scored the Eagles’ first goal with assists from Mike McCullen and Mike Jost.

Kennedy’s girls hockey squad has a 4-8-1 record. The Eagles lost 7-1 to Lakeville North Dec. 20. Rachel Ganske scored the lone Kennedy goal. Ninth-grader Christina Nelson tended goal and made 43 saves.

Eagle sophomore forward Rachel Ganske lets fly with a slap shot during a 1-0 non-conference hockey loss to Northfield. Kennedy’s record was 4-8-1 after a 7-1 loss to Lakeville North Dec. 20. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Ketterson places second in South Suburban Nordic ski meet Bloomington boys claim team honors

Bloomington’s Jan Ketterson competes in the 4.8K skate race during South Suburban Conference Nordic ski competition Dec. 21 at Elm Creek Preserve. He finished second overall in the meet. (Submitted Photo)

Bloomington’s Nordic boys ski squad finished first out of seven teams in the second South Suburban Conference meet of the season Dec. 21 at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Bloomington’s team consists of Jefferson and Kennedy skiers. Bloomington’s Jan Ketterson, a senior, placed second overall with a time of 11 minutes, 45 seconds on the 4.8 skate course. Junior Jacob Weber was sixth (13:12) and eighth-grader Zak Ketterson finished ninth (13:28). Sophomore Isaac Allen came in 13th (14:10). Other Bloomington skiers scoring points were ninth-grader Tamer Mische-Richter (14:20) and senior Andrew Heitzman (14:51). Other Bloomington varsity skiers were Justin Hendricks, Jack Kokkinen, Paul Gustafson and Harry Fronk.

Bloomington’s girls squad was third in the seven-team field at the conference meet. Sophomore Sydney Bramer finished third overall (15:11). Junior Jessica Wachtler was 12th (16:25) and sophomore Alexa Groenke placed 18th (17:09). Sophomore Annika Olson finished 21st (17:13) and sophomore Hannah Szfraniec placed 35th (18:02). Other Bloomington varsity competitors were Caroline Harris, Brooke Wetmore, Emma Eckberg, Hannah Jensen and Kelsey Faulise.

Alpine ski highlights Bloomington’s Alpine ski teams participated in a seven-team meet Dec. 20 at Buck Hill. Minnetonka, Orono, Edina, Wayzata, Apple Valley, Burnsville and Bloomington were competing teams. Bloomington’s boys team was fourth. Michael Murray, a junior, aided that finish with a first-place, combined time of 42.63 seconds on two runs.

Senior Alec Bramer placed 22nd (48.32) and eighth-grader Ryan Murray finished 25th (49.37). Junior Mark Bresnahan finished 26th (49.99). Nico Wallace, a junior, was 32nd (51.91) and junior Trevor Frosig placed 41st (55.39). Other Bloomington competitors were junior Adam Willson (49th, 60:41), seventh-grader Kyle Schneider (51st, 65.33), sophomore Matt Swanson (63rd, 95.24) and senior Virat Parikh (123.26). Bloomington’s girls Alpine ski team was seventh overall led by junior Izzy Iwen’s sixth-place time of 48.63 seconds. Junior Danielle Blais was 35th (59.60) and senior Manon Guillot finished 48th (67.19). Other Bloomington skiers were sophomore Mckenna Hanson (49th, 67.28), senior Irene Garcia (56th, 86.38), seventh-grader Kari Garnett (59th, 108.37) and ninth-grader Annalise Iwen (65th (135.27). – Compiled by Greg Kleven

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SHORTS Kennedy baseball drills Kennedy High School baseball players and coaches will conduct winter workouts for youth players on Sunday nights beginning Jan. 8. Workouts are free and will be held at the Kennedy Activity Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Kennedy baseball There will be a pre-season meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Kennedy High School cafeteria for all Kennedy baseball players and parents.

Fastpitch winter clinics Bloomington Fastpitch Association is offering free player development clinics for girls ages 6-18 this winter. Fielding, hitting, sliding, defense and baserunning are among the skills that will be emphasized during these clinics.

The clinics will be at Bloomington Jefferson High School on Sunday evenings starting Jan. 8. Clinics for players under age 12 will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Clinics for players over 12 will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Jason Wendlandt at 952-9942612.

Gymnast Arnold excels Molly Rae Arnold of Bloomington placed sixth of 267 gymnasts in Level 5 competition at the state meet Dec. 10. Arnold, a member of Gleason Gymnastics team of Eagan, helped her Level 5 team finish third at state. The team scored 111.225 points. Arnold achieved Gleason’s best allaround individual score (37.025). She scored 9.075 on vault, 9.55 on uneven bars, 9.30 on balance beam and 9.10 on floor exercise. Arnold, 9, is a third-grader at Indian

Mounds Elementary in Bloomington.

Ex-Jags play Junior A Six members of Bloomington Jefferson’s boys hockey class of 2011 are currently playing Junior A hockey. Eric Freschi and Ryan Siiro are competing on the Dubuque Fighting Saints squad in the U.S. Hockey League. Former Jaguar standout Nick Nielsen is playing for Sioux Falls of the USHL. Three ex-Jaguar players are competing in the North American Hockey League. Jake Pollock is a member of the Jamestown Ironmen. Johnny Roisum is playing for the Topeka RoadRunners. Timmy Donohue is participating for the Minot Minotauros.

Robertsons earn title The Bloomington grandfather and grandson combination of William Robertson and Luke Robertson took first in doubles at the U.S. Tennis

Association’s Hard Court Tennis Championships Dec. 1-4 in La Jolla, Calif. The Robertson combination is ranked first nationally in the USTA Grandfather-Grandson Division.

Ice skating lessons set Bloomington Ice Garden Skate School is accepting registrations for its spring session classes that begin Jan. 2. Lessons are offered to skaters of all ages and abilities. Lessons are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information e-mail skate school director Rene Gelecinskyj at Editor’s note: Please send all sports releases and announcements to Bloomington Sun-Current sports editor Greg Kleven at Deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday for publication in following week’s issue.

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The Kindergarten "Wildcats" played in the 2011 Summer Kickers program. Left to right, Front row: Carly Johnson, Madigan Ryan. Back row: Coach, Allison Wolfe, Charles DeToffol, Valerie Panvica. Not pictured: Ella Millikin, Benjamin Sharockman.



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Driver w/auto. Errands, light duties, appts. $15/hr, 2 hr min. 612-240-2453

Air Conditioning & Heating

We gladly accept VISA, American Express, Mastercard, personal checks, and cash.


Professional Services



Selling or Buying Gold & Silver

* Home Remodeling/ * Tom Hosek Construction Renovation I Do All My Own Work! 20+ yrs Ref's & owner on the Job Site! Rob 612-578-4897 All carpentry, windows,

Buying Coins, Gold, Silver, Paper Money, Proof & Mint Sets Top $ $ $ paid! Experienced, honest.

Andrew 612-770-6578

Building & Remodeling


doors, bath, kitch, tile, LL. Repairs or All New. No Job too small. L#2338, ins. bonded. Tom 612-802-3668

Affordable Basement Finishing by Two Teacher Construct Inc. Professionals you can trust to design & finish your basement. BBB




Twin Cities TV's #1 Gold Buyer. TOP CASH PAID (not a check, but CASH) for Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Coins, Sterling Flatware, etc. We make House calls and Bank calls. Ref's avail. Same day service. Over 34 yrs in biz. Lic/Bonded buyer. Call for free advice.

Mark 612-802-9686

WANTED US Coins, Currency Proofs , Mint Sets, Collections, Gold, Estates & Jewelery Will Travel. 26 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566



Baths/Kitchs/Bsmts crptry, cer tile, walls Lic 4614 I do My own work 612-968-2311

Cabinetry & Counters


Carpet & Vinyl

0%Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services Restretch Repair Replace


Carpet Installation Repair & Restretch West Metro 952-446-1963


Building &

The Remodeling Origina


Carpet & Vinyl


Carpet Repairs - Restretch Sales - Installs - 30 yrs exp The Carpet Doctor of MN 763-463-9525

952-392-6888 2050


Origina Building & The Origina Remodeling The Origina

Since 1949 The Origina

Refacing, new cabs/counters


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

QUALITY SERVICE • Since • 1949

This space could be yours


• •

We Specialize In:

• LICENSED Driveways • Buckling Walls (MN • Garage Slabs • Foundation Repair • Walks • Aprons • Retaining Walls • Steps • Patios • Drain Tile LICENSED


(MN# 20215366) •


Family Owned 612-824-2769 952-929-3224


This space could be yours

952-392-6888 2050

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

The The Original Original

25+ Yrs Exp. Owner/Oper


Family Owned & Operated

Building & Remodeling

Free Estimates


Business Services Air Conditioning & Heating

Building & Remodeling

3900-3990 4000-4600 9000-9450 5000-6500 7000-8499 9500-9900

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FREE CLASSIFIEDS: One Item for Sale, $100 or Less. Mail or FAX in only Tues. - Thurs. HOW TO PAY

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Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone

Looking for Dean Wilde who was in the service & in Germany in the 60's. Lived in Hopkins before. Signed Old Service Buddy. Please call 1-207-793-8877



One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.

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• Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages 28 yrs. exp. • Decks • Siding Insurance Claims

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FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

Specializing in: CT CONSTRUCTION Custom Build & Remodel

Design, Create, Inspire.

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• Residential Remodeling • Additions • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Basements • Since 1996



• Roofing • Siding •INC Windows CONTRACTING,


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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Electric Repairs


#1 in Hardwood Refinishing

952-473-5291 or 920-2395 Cell 612-207-6704

20+ Years In Tiling


Flooring & Tile


Tear-out -ReplacementsRetain walls- Steps-Walks, Drives- Drain tile- Bsmnt floors - Stamped & Colored  763-229-4508 

Affordable Concrete & Chimney Work Free Est. & Insured: Joe 612-245-4439 (Hopkins) CONCRETE & MASONARY

Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins

John 952-882-0775 Tuckpointing/Brick Rpr Free Est. Insured Tim Arlt....952-937-6961


Chimney & FP Cleaning

SWEEP • INSP. • REPAIR Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified/ Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 952-933-8005




Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds

Jon Dimich Deck Creations

612-418-3677 Lic 20490464



Alliance Drywall 30 yrs exp. Ins. Edina. Check my lower prices. Rock, text., tape & skim-coat. Free est.

Dan 651-235-7997 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879

Free Estimates/Low Prices Excellent References

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

Escobar Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tile Work, llc We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/10 yrs exp.


SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070


Furniture Repair

REPAIRS DONE IN HOME 35 Yrs Exp. Wood, Upholstery& Recliner. 10Yr guar. on re-gluing Free Est. Pick up & Delivery Jay 952-935-3349

Electric Repairs


WHY PAY MORE? Call Signature Electric Service Upgrades, Misc Wiring, Remodeling & More! Owner/Oper Lic/Bonded/Ins 763-537-4731 Schoo Electric Small Jobs – Service Changes Prompt Service & Free Ests. Licensed – Bonded – Insured

JNH Electric 612-743-7922




0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Schultz'e Contracting Inc

Lower Level Remodels Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint. #BC538329

MDH Lead Supervisor

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell “Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”

952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile Regrout, Tile, Painting, Etc. We Do it All • Lowest Rates

Affordable Repair! Carpentry, Paint & Remodel Exp'd/Lic/Ins 612-590-1887 Any & All Home Repairs

PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster

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

You name it we can do it!

612-455-1217 Multi-Year Service Award Winner

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

35yrs Exp. 612-875-2230

Call 952-240-4538


Housecleaning st

Ray's Snowplowing & Handyman Services.



Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611

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

HOME REPAIR Tile, Glass Block, Masonry/ Concrete, Misc. Home Remedy. 30yrs. Exp “No Job Too Small”

swisstoneconstruction Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd


Insulation & Weatherproofing

763-477-2612 ( 30 YRS) Old Home Specialists –Walls/ Attics/Venting/Spray Foam


Moving, Storage & Shipping



Robinson Moving

Garage Door

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



Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

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




Impressions **

“You Point & It Disappears” A Moving & Hauling Service

612-598-2276 Rubbish Removal/Clean-Up Containers for Rent 5-18cu/yds Since 1979 952-894-7470

HAULING Concrete-Brush-Const Debris 2-40yd containers for cleanups

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575


3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506


#1 All Area Hauling Lg/Sm I haul all rubbish Move, Sr. Disc 612-532-1162


#1 All Area Handyman Lg/Sm - We do it all! Reas, Sr disc. 612-532-1162

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Gutters Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted


R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs




DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext 3 Rooms $175. Paper rem Enamel Refs avail. 952-201-1577

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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters





Two Teacher Construction Re-roofing-Tearoffs. Large crew done in a day! Immaculate clean-ups Ins Lic # BC 073200 Ref's

Siding- Roofs-Soffit-FasciaGutters- Lic#20172580


Quality Residential

Ceiling & Wall Textures

A Family Operated Bus.


Painting & Drywall H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters




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

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 St. Christoper Decorating

Why Wait Roofing LLC

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

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

Cubic Roofing Re-Roofing & Tearoffs Great Rates & Service!!! Free Ests/Bonded/Insured

651-235-5681 Lic# RR639308 Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

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

Old World Craftsmanship/24 Yrs

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

952-451-7151 Ins/Bonded


20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher Interior Specials including ceilings, walls, paneling, windows, fine enameling, Kitchen cupboards and basement floors. Wall and wood repair. Fully insured.

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

“We Stand By Our Name!”

From Roofs. Richfield Resident. Fully Insured. 612-839-2239

SNOW REMOVAL Roofs & Driveways Theyson Const 612-239-3181

SNOWPLOWING Comm & Resid Sr. Discounts


Kevin 612-810-2059


Tree Service



*A One Man Company* Looking for work. 30 yrs exp. Call Steve 763-497-2280 Lic#4040

Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984 Full Tree & Landscape Services.

3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

An Honest Plumber


Master Plumber. Semi retired. Bath remodeler, tile, piping, misc. Lic. #058689PM 651-983-6300 Credit cards accepted. SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

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A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495 Ins/Bond Lic. #57327-MR Dan 952-465-2926

15% Winter Discount

Forget The Rest

A Good Job!!

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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


Upholstery & Slipcovers

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


Window Cleaning

Limited Offer Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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


Call For Free Estimate





Lic. #BC626700



General Contractors

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444


Credit Cards Accepted


Call 952-933-4856


Special $89/with ad!


Reliable • Fully Ins'd • Free Ests

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


763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain


Anderson Snow Removal Experienced Res/Com Plowing



A German Craftsman

Snow Removal


Snow & Ice Removal

A Local Mover




A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355

Call 952-451-1037 TWIN CITIES Concrete Reas.-Fast Friendly BBB


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


Merchandise Cemetery Lots

1 lot-Hillside Memorial Park $1100 or Best offer. 218-258-5609 Dawn Acres Memorial Park 1 Cemetery lot $1,500 + transfer fee. 952-941-1795

Our job is to make you look good!

Dawn Valley Cemetery 1 Gravesite asking $1,500/ best offer. Call 651-688-7342

Dawn Valley Cemetery 2 plots asking $1,750 each or best offer. 312-927-2060




Bloomington Sun-Current – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 –


Cemetery Lots

Glen Haven in Crystal, garden of the apostles. 1 plot $2500 763-227-6844



Authentic, lovely, Amish Oak Rolltop Desk, 25x57x54 $2,350 Must see! 612-750-0499


Misc. Wanted

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

Couch, loveseat, chair Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 matching. Tan, microfiber vaults w/companion head- Exc cond! $500 952-843-8138 Snowblowers stone. Value $8,990. Asking & Equipment $4,500/BO. 218-828-3608 Newer - Couch $150/BO; Ethan Allen DR Set: Honda 1132 Track Snowhutch, table & 6 chairs blower w/ elec start & hd lt. Collectibles $600/BO. 952-928-9077 Used 5hrs $1850. 952-240-7792



& Art

Dept 56 original north pole series. Handpainted porcelain, 21 bldgs, 17 acces. In there originals boxes w/the original Bachman's stickers & prices. Total over $1300. $500 or BO, call 763-545-2716


Fireplace & Firewood

SOFA: Henredon 3 pc sectional. $500/OBO. 952-881-1381 SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plymouth 715-571-1920


Ideal Firewood

2.5yr Dried Mixed Hardwood

4' x 8 'x 16” - $120 or 2 for $225 Free Delivery

952-881-2122 763-381-1269 FIREWOOD

100% Premium Dried Oak 25+ yrs Exp 507-280-7780 FIREWOOD

Clean Dry Very Nice Oak Fireplace Wood 4'x8'x16” $125 delivered, quantity discounts. Call 320-980-2498 FIREWOOD

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


Tree Service

Carpet Cleaner. Exc cond! Asking $200/BO. 763-566-6215

Memorial Urns A Custom Beautiful Tribute to Your Loved One Hand Crafted Wood $159 -$279 Simple Serenity Call Jerry at (763) 639-2597 Misc. Wanted


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


952-933-0200 Tree Service


Senior Discounts

Great Service Affordable Prices 3020





For Rent

Fitness Equipment




Chinchillas: 2 females, cage & accessories, $225 for both. 651-334-1842 Pitt Bull puppies, 12 wks, very affectionate! To good homes, $150. 612-516-8296



Rentals Vacation Rentals

A Timeshare in Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge, Phoenix, has been made available for rent at at the ideal time of Feb 18 – Mar 3, 2012. $1995 for details call R.C. Johnson at 952-930-9040 NAPLES, FLORIDA 2012 SEASONAL BEACH RENTAL 2 BR/2BA, on the Gulf w/ spect. views. Renovated & nicely appointed, W/D, walk-in shower, pool, elevator. NS/NP. Avail Jan.1 - May 31., 2 mo. Min. Call owner @ (212) 301-3186.


Senior Rentals

Talheim in Chaska Now accepting applications for the 1BR waiting list for Senior 62 years & older.


Manufactured Homes

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



Real Estate

Mobile Homes Lots



312-886-9480 US General Services Administration




RESIDENTIAL LOT FOR SALE 9911 Newton Avenue. For Sale by On-Line Auction. Visit or call (312) 886-9480 for more information.



Stickley Solid Cherry Octane Fitness Unit model Wood DR Table, w/2 ext. & Q37E, w/electric monitor, table pads, $450. 2 Mahog. like new! $995 612-518-7420 Beds (twin size) w/box. & matt., $150 ea. Exc cond! Agriculture/ 952-897-3589 Leave msg. 3900

2.5 yrs dried oak & mixed hdwd. 4x6x16, $120; 2/$225 Misc. Guarant'd to burn. Free For Sale deliv/stack. Serving the area since '85. 952-412-9052 Hoover Steam Vac Dual V

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Employment Health Care

RN - Home Care Program Director Sholom seeks an experienced RN for program development & mgmnt of our Private Duty/Medicare Home Care division (Class A licensure). The ideal candidate will have worked in home care in hands-on & supervisory roles. Medicare Home Care exp pref'd. Current licensure as a RN in the State of Minnesota. Strong computer skills req'd. Submit applications online at: EOE/AA

AUGUSTANA EMERALD CREST OF VICTORIA PT CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS needed that are motivated and have a passion for geriatric memory care!

Contact 952.856.7510 ext. 200 Sue 9100

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:

Rooms For Rent

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

Call for details: Michael (763) 227-1567


Put faith 1st family 2nd & an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-474-4682


Help Wanted/ Full Time


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Help Wanted/ Full Time

Delivery Drivers




Couriers needed to deliver automotive parts for a major supplier between stores. Use your own vehicle (Pickup truck w/ topper, full size SUV or Minivan) and extra income as an independent contractor. Flexible work schedules consisting of day time routes (morning and afternoon MON through SAT) round trip from St. Louis Park, MN. Must have a good driving record. Call 1-800-818-7958to learn more and visit our web site at:

BIOLYPH needs individuals who are conscientious, mature, responsible perfectionists with strong verbal English communication skills to help produce diagnostic tests during the day shift. All training provided. BeneJob Fair Wednesday fits include pd. holidays from 9am-12pm for Food and vacation, health & Production Work. Call 952-924-9000 for more dental ins., & 401(k). Our information work environment is professional, clean, comfortable, smoke-free, quiet and friendly. You will generally be scheduled between 32-40 hrs. per wk. Call 952.936.0990 for a job description & directions. Apply in person Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00 at 1317 5th St. So., Hopkins


Help Wanted/ Full Time

FT/PT Counselor Direct care; administrate medication, & community activities including transporting. Min. Req. Strong computer & comm. skills, a valid drivers license w/ an acceptable driving record, are able to pass a criminal background check, 18+, & HS Diploma/ GED. Paid Training, Benefits, 401(k), internal growth opportunities! Apply online at! AA/EOE


for a new pet in Sun Classifieds

Sun Classifieds

WORK! 952.392.6888

Sun Patriot Account Executive The Waconia Patriot, Carver County News, and Norwood Young America Times are searching for an experienced Account Executive to take over a quality territory. The qualified candidate will work with existing customers and prospect new business to grow sales in the territory.

Job responsibilities include: • Service existing customers to continue & grow their business • Outbound prospecting from lead lists, customer lists & self-generated lists • Working collaboratively with other Patriot staff, to ensure smooth day to day operations Experience and qualifications: • Minimum 3 years sales experience, (with preference given to experience in a senior sales position) • Excellent verbal & written communication, demonstrated negotiation skills, excellent presentation skills • Previous advertising sales or category experience an asset The Sun Patriot newspapers, magazines, & website have very strong readership, & provide useful, timely news & information. Benefits include paid time off, health & dental coverage & retirement investment plans. Position earnings is a mixture of salary & commission and will be based upon experience. Please send a complete cover letter and resume to: Jason Cole


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Biochemist needed w/ Masters* deg or foreign equiv in Biochemistry or Pharmaceutical Sci & 1 yr. exp. *Will accept Bachs deg or foreign equiv in Biochemistry or Pharmaceutical Sci & 5 yrs of progressive work exp in lieu of Masters* deg or foreign equiv & 1 yr. exp. in following job duties: Perform chemical & proteomic techniques for isolating & characterizing multipass transmembrane proteins & nuclear receptors. Investigate enzyme-inhibitor interaction & inhibition mechanisms. Dvlp methods to interrogate proteomes w/in confines of intact cells. Perform chemical & proteomic techniques for isolating & characterizing multipass transmembrane proteins & nuclear receptors. Perform ELISA, SPR & other assay formats for characterization of recombinant proteins. Use HPLC, FPLC, Chromatography, Electrophorestis & Spectrophotometry. Exp as Analytical Chemist is acceptable. Mail resumes to Virtual Matrix Corporation 7200 France Ave S, Ste#324, Edina, MN 55435 Job Loc: Edina, MN

Employer: Best Buy

Location: Richfield, MN

Job Title: Finance Manager - Enterprise Capital Evaluation, Real Estate

Best Buy Enterprise Services has an opening in Richfield, Minnesota, for a Finance Manager - Enterprise Capital Evaluation, Real Estate. Duties include: Conduct quantitative analyses of information and collect, analyze, and interpret data to support the strategic and operating plans of capital evaluation and corporate real estate initiatives Lead finance team to support financial planning and forecasting processes by providing data and quantifying financial opportunities and risk, and communicate results. Basic Requirement: MBA with a concentration in Finance or Applied Corporate Finance Minimum of two years experience as a financial analyst leading audits and analyzing financial statements for a Fortune 100 company in the consumer retail industry, at least one year of which involved analyzing corporate real estate portfolios To apply please go to com/, Keyword search Finance Manager Enterprise Capital Evaluation, Real Estate – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

LEAH DeSCHEPPER Leah is a junior at Kennedy who has a 3.971 GPA. She is involved in golf, debate, Ignite Mentor program, concert band, marching band, pep band, symphonic winds, NHS, Science Olympiad, and is the president of Kennedy’s Think Pink Kids Club. She also volunteers for other breast cancer awareness events, her church and Feed My Starving Children. Leah recently was awarded the ExCel Award that is given to one female junior student who demonstrates involvement, leadership and community service. Leah is an outstanding student, who has many talents, and truly has made a tremendous positive impact on Kennedy High School.







EDDIE PRIBYL Eddie is a junior at Kennedy who is involved with Show Choir, Con Brio, Theatre, Ignite mentor program and Student Government. Eddie is a theatre captain, who has landed many lead roles. Eddie is very active in the community, volunteering on the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Feed My Starving Children, M.S. Walk, Juvenile Arthritis March, Box City Vigil & many more. Eddie recently was awarded the ExCel Award Eddie consistently displays a solid work ethic, a strong sense of commitment, and superior leadership skills.














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Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Part Time


Social Services

Program Manager/Shakopee FT confident supervisor/ QMRP/DC for 4 bed grp home w/4 women w/ DD. Exp. w/Alzheimer's preferred, prior supv. exp beneficial/preferred. Compassionate, flexible w/ your schedule, patient & a team player essential. 35 hr wk/salaried position w/ competitive benefits. On Call. 4 yr degree prefer/1 yr exp w/DD or 2 yr degree/2 yr related exp. Submit Cover Letter/ Resume, incld salary req. & ad location to: DianeK@ AA/EOE


Help Wanted/ Part Time

PT Teller We are seeking a friendly, dedicated individual to fill a PT Teller position. Please call Julie at 952-465-0304, or apply in person, or fax resume to 952-465-0333. First Minnetonka City Bank

14550 Excelsior Blvd. Minnetonka, MN. 55345 EOE

Grow with RCU! We have a career opportunity available in Edina Part-Time Financial Sales Representative


Candidates will open new accounts, process consumer loans, and promptly address Member questions while providing outstanding service and recommending RCU products to Members.


* In addition, we pay Performance and Sales Bonuses.

Attn PT Openings

Family owned funeral home in Mpls. Please fax letter of interest to: 612-782-9418

Help Wanted/ Full Time


Custodial/Maintenance position in Edina area. PT or FT, depending on qualifications. Contact Jim Sellner at: jsellner@ or (952)925-2711

Data entry & computer experience required. Responsible & professional, Mon-Fri days, weekends & Evening visitations


In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Help Wanted/ Part Time



After School Nanny: Two children, 3:30-5:30pm, Eden Prairie family. Must have car. Carolyn 952-797-3114 carolynjonesgroup@

$17 base/appt. No exp. nec. 1-5 wk work program. Customer sales/svc. Work locally. All ages 17+, conditions apply. Call now: Minneapolis: 952-746-8999 Maple Grove: 763-478-9856

Help Wanted/ Part Time



Automotive Help Wanted/ Full Time


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