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Temptations abound at Taste of Chocolate


Bloomington’s annual showcase is March 11 BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS

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As if the temptation of truffles and desserts weren’t enough, a chocolatier has found a way to combine cake and candy into one mouthwatering treat. The distinct creation, and several other chocolate delicacies, will be the centerpiece of the 17th annual Taste of Chocolate in Bloomington. The annual chocolate showcase is a chocolate feast providing a variety of entertainment while raising money for the Bloomington Fine Arts Council. Of the 11 chocolatiers participating this year, five are new to the annual Bloomington competition, according to Susan Anderson, co-manager of the event. One of the five is Cakedy, a company producing “Minnesota’s candy bar.” The dessert combines the moistness

BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS The complex process of slicing suburban cities into state house and senate districts is complete, and Bloomington will be slightly less splintered than it has been for the past decade. Last week a state judicial panel released the new district maps that will divide the state into its 67 senate districts and 134 house districts, as well reshape the boundaries of the state’s eight U.S. congressional districts. Bloomington will continue to be served by three state representatives, but only two

Quenching a thirst for reading Normandale Hills students watch in both delight and disgust as ingredients are poured into a blender at the conclusion of their third annual Knightly Readers Read-a-thon celebration Feb. 22. By eclipsing their reading goal, Principal Andrew Vollmuth agreed to drink a special concoction containing several ingredients, including ice cream, lemon juice, prune juice, baby food and frog legs. (Photos by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers)




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COMMUNITY NOTES Children’s Hospital benefit March 9 A benefit concert for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital will take place 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, Garage Teen Center, 75 Civic Center Parkway, in Burnsville. Radio Disney Next Big Thing finalist Zack Montana will be headlining. Montana has been featured on Disney

Channel and Radio Disney. The event will be his first live appearance since the NBT competition. Also on the bill is the Devon Worley Band, who is causing quite a stir in the local music scene. At just 13-years-old Devon is said to have a voice beyond her years. The show is sponsored by Schuler Shoes and Zuhrah Shrine Center. Proceeds go to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. Tickets cost $10, $8 in advance. Info:

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Goodbye burritos, hello falafel

It is no Taco Bell, but that hasn’t stopped confused customers from walking through the doors of the new Richfield restaurant and asking for some Tex-Mex. “We’ve had a couple people come in here and they wanted to order tacos,” said Amy Mohamed, proprietor of Aida, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant that opened two weeks ago near 66th Street and Penn Avenue, taking over the space that used to be a Taco Bell. The arched windows that have


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defined so many of the chain’s restaurants are still there, but gyros and baklava have replaced Chalupas and churros. Mohamed, a Bloomington resident, quit her job in the field of corporate travel management for her new venture, hiring two Egyptian cooks to work the kitchen. While she is a rookie restaurateur, Mohamed had been thinking about the career change for some time. She and her husband, Ahmed, a native of Egypt, would routinely head to North Minneapolis to indulge in Middle Eastern cuisine, of which there is scant selection in the south metro, said the mother of three young children. They would go out of their way for the authentic stuff, but Mohamed isn’t looking to shock

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Aida FROM PREVIOUS PAGE any palates. “I don’t want it to be too Middle Eastern or too Mediterranean,” Mohamed said. “I want people to feel comfortable.” It is not the only place serving Mediterranean food in town, but the Mohameds are banking on a menu — including the gyros and kabobs, plus items like naan bread, falafel and the hummus-like eggplant spread called baba gannoush — that caters to American sensibilities while retaining notes of authenticity. The restaurateur’s husband is mainly hands-off in the operation, but he returned recently from a trip to Egypt carrying exotic spices, so exotic she said she couldn’t pronounce their names. Beyond the hand-delivered spices, another personal touch graces the menu thanks to veteran chef Ossam Megahed, who keeps things interesting by changing the hue of the staple basmati rice on a regular basis. Patrons might find pink grains one day, brown the next, or maybe yellow. Megahed says he doesn’t use food coloring, but instead employs saffron, cinnamon cardamom or curry for the slight flavors tweaks and aesthetic flourishes. The colors serve as a mood enhancer, Megahed says, and besides, “your eyes eat before your mouth.”

Starting up, moving forward The Mohameds knew the Champlin resident, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, from their days eating at a northeast Minneapolis Mediterranean restaurant where he once worked. The other Aida cook, Mahmoud Mohamed, is Ahmed’s brother and has been states-side for three years, arriving from Cairo. He lives in Richfield, six blocks away from the restaurant. The Mohameds hope the team can help Aida avoid the pitfalls so many other establishments encounter, during a time they admit may not be ideal for a restaurant opening. “We knew the economy wasn’t great,” Mohamed said. “We just decided to go for it.” The restaurant came together in what seemed like a flash. The Mohameds signed the lease in late December and almost completely gutted the inside of the old Taco Bell before opening two and a half months later. And if it hadn’t happened so fast, it might not have happened at all. Amy Mohamed said she would have been more hesitant had the project developed slower. “I haven’t had time to think about it,” she said And she would rather ignore one commonly cited statistic, that 40 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year. One of her suppliers mentioned the number, and “I didn’t even want to think about it,” Amy Mohamed said. “I just said, ‘Don’t even say it.’” But at least so far, “people have been great,” she reported. “They’ve stopped in and said, ‘We’re so glad to have another food choice in the area.’” One of them was Barb Ragan, who lives four blocks a way and visited Aida for the first time earlier this week. “I noticed right away that it is Mediterranean. I like that kind of food,” she said. Plus, she opined, “it sure is better than Taco Bell.”

Above, veteran chef Ossam Megahed carves off some lamb and beef in the kitchen of Aida, the new Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Richfield. At left, Megahed prepares a hummus spread at the new restaurant. Megahed, a native of Egypt, has been cooking in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants for 19 years. (Photos by Andrew Wig – Sun Newspapers)

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COMMUNITY NOTES County immunizations offered in Bloomington Hennepin County Public Health is offering low-cost immunizations in Bloomington for people who don’t have health insurance or aren’t covered for immunizations. The immunizations are available 3-5:30 p.m. March 6 and 20 at Bloomington Public Health, 1900 W. Old Shakopee Road. Appointments are not needed. Donations are requested but not required for the immunizations. Info: 612-348-2884.

Reading centers to hold open houses March 2-3 Kumon Math & Reading Centers of Bloomington and Edina will hold open houses this weekend and collect book donations for the local Reading is Fundamental chapter. Kumon is an after school math and reading enrichment program for children. The open house will feature read aloud ses-


sions featuring selections from Kumon’s recommended reading list, as well as games and prizes. New book donations for Reading is Fundamental will be accepted at each site. Open houses are 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at 10800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at 5100 Eden Ave., Ste. 203, Edina. Info:

Registration open for summer science camps Curious, creative and inquisitive children have the chance to attend summer camps in Bloomington devoted to their mind expansion. The Works, 9740 Grand Ave. S., is registering girls and boys from kindergarten to seventh grade for its summer camps. Kids will learn about the engineering design process and develop teamwork and problem solving skills. They may experiment with elephant toothpaste and dry ice or build motorboats to take home. Camps run from mid-June until Labor

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Young artists may enter duck stamp contest The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting entries for the 2012 Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest, administered by the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington. The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, engages children in environmental education through art. The program is open to any child in kindergarten through high school. Entries must be postmarked by March 15. Students may submit artwork featuring whistling ducks, swans, geese, brant, dabbling ducks, diving ducks, sea ducks, mergansers, stiff tails or Hawaiian ducks. A full list of permitted species is available online at Judging will be open to the public 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the refuge’s Bloomington Visitor Center,

3815 American Blvd. E. Entries will be judged on originality of design, anatomical accuracy, artistic composition and suitability for reproduction on a 1-by-1.5-inch stamp. Students will be judged in four grade groups: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Three first-, three second- and three third-place entries, along with 16 honorable mentions, will be selected from each group. One first-place entry will be submitted to the Federal Duck Stamp Office and entered into the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest held in April. The first place art from the national contest is used to create a National Junior Duck Stamp each year. The Junior Duck Stamp is available for $5 from the U.S. Postal Service and from many National Wildlife Refuges. A downloadable entry form and information on contest rules and regulations is online at Entries should be mailed to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, c/o Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington, MN 55425. Info: 952-858-0710 (Mara).



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Teacher effectiveness must be part of lay-off process How teachers with tenure should be evaluated and laid off in a school system are hot topics at the Minnesota Legislature. Republicans, who are in the majority in both houses, seem to favor a measure that would use test scores and teacher effectiveness along with seniority in terminating teachers. Now, seniority (years of experience) is used as a major consideration in laying off teachers, or as is commonly known: last hired, first fired. Education Minnesota, a union of 70,000 teachers, responds that 40 percent of the school district contracts now enable administrators to use criteria along with seniority to terminate teachers. While teachers about to be dismissed are entitled to due process, it is false to say that principals do not have the power to get rid of bad teachers; they are reluctant to use it. We have favored making it harder for teachers to get a license, which they must renew

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every five years. This idea, suggested by Minnesota Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius apparently isn’t on the Republican legislators’ lawmaking agenda. By toughening licensure requirements, teachers would be more qualified to teach for another five years. Those who favor watering down the seniority process claim it will get rid of the “bad” teachers, which they say seniority protects. Once again there is no data that tells how many teachers are ineffective, only that there must be bad ones, because they can’t all be good. The law now requires the definition of an effective teacher by which teachers must be measured. This is in addition

to the demand that teachers must have a college degree, they have to survive three years of probation and be licensed regularly. All this emphasis on ineffective teachers overlooks the good record Minnesota education has compared to other states, with its higher college entrance exams and high graduation rates. Proponents of changing the seniority system claim that culling the bad teachers would narrow the educational achievement gap between minority and white students. It’s important to determine what the gap is and where it is. The achievement gap compares minority students to white students in urban poverty areas of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth. Those who have studied the data say students who live in poverty do not do as well in school as kids living with families above the poverty line. The gap will only be significantly narrowed when policies

at the local, state and federal levels are able to lift urban families out of poverty enabling their kids to do better in schools. All that said, the public along with leading educators believe the time has come to change the law so that teacher effectiveness as well as seniority are considered when laying off teachers. The tenure law has served teachers and students well by recognizing that experienced teachers generally become better instructors and should be protected from arbitrarily being laid off. The time has come, however, when as in any profession, a teacher’s effectiveness along with the seniority should be considered in any lay-off decision. Don Heinzman is an editorial writer for ECM Publishers. Sun Newspapers welcomes responses to this and any other editorial page commentary. Send to:

Tell me what I want to hear: Who am I to argue with a psychic? If you ever need an ego boost, go see a psychic. It was never something I really considered before, but there is a woman in Richfield who does these paintings that are supposed to sooth Alzheimer’s patients. In what she calls a metaphysical phenomenon, faces appear in her work, without her trying to put them there. There is supposed to be some sort of spiritual connection at work that I won’t get into yet; it’s a whole separate story I am working on. (Look for it soon.) Anyway, I went to a modest Richfield rambler to interview this woman in her chamber. Her name is Sheila Van

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Houten. As I sat at her semi-circular glass desk, surrounded by statues and crystals, she told me about her painting work and other subjects, about the ghosts in her house, one of which she swears flipped open her MacBook one night and snapped a self portrait with the computer’s web cam, a photo now emblazoned on one side of the post cards she uses to diagram the palm readings.

She got out the card. I put out my right hand, and whoa, is my future bright! First off, my lifeline, the crease that arches across the middle of my palm, is plenty long, traveling all the way across my thumb. “You might even crack 100,” she told me. But there’s a reason for that. Turns out, I’m a healer. Something about my pinky says so. And it doesn’t mean I necessarily have to become a brain surgeon or anything, Sheila told me; I can just heal by touch if I want. Mere proximity works, too. If people don’t want me to touch them (understandable) I can just hover near them. In fact, I don’t even have

to be near them, said Sheila’s associate, Scott Anderson, who is also supposed to be psychic and would later give me a tarot card reading. Scott said I could use vocal vibrations to heal because of the “nice, mellow voice type thing” I’ve got going on. Well, all right then. And I could have the chance to heal people all over the world, because in my 40s, Sheila said, I will travel extensively, possibly as a National Geographic type. There is another line branching off of my freakishly long lifeline that tells her that. All of this comes just from WIG: TO NEXT PAGE


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Wig FROM PREVIOUS PAGE those two creases and my pinky; I’ve got four fingers and plenty of palm left for more fantastic news. “You’ve got the inventor’s knob,” Sheila gasped, “and it’s gigantic.” You see, we have mainstream thinkers, she told me as I fought a wide grin and resisted nodding, “and we have you. So you do not think like most people. You probably already know that.” I don’t argue with her and besides, it takes all kinds, right? Scott then puts his weight into this ego massage as he refers to our earlier interview. “I don’t think that there was a thing that we brought up or threw at you that you didn’t on some level get, or relate to, or at least tie-in …” he keenly observed, adding praise for my refusal to balk at the ghost stories. Sheila didn’t say anything about my palm saying I am open-minded, but I’ll take that one, too, thank you very much. That ridiculously large inventor’s knob is on the lower left side of my right hand, straight down from my healing pinky. Across the base of my hand is a strong verbal knob, pointing to my ability to convince and persuade others, which is why I was such a good janitorial supply salesman back in the day. I – Thursday, March 1, 2012 – Bloomington Sun-Current

wasn’t, actually, but I’ll roll with it, especially the thing about me investing a lot of passion in what I do and digging beneath the surface. Sheila also dropped the “magnetic personality” bomb. Again, rolling. Up from that verbal hotspot, at the base of my ring finger, is a “full-fledged Mount of Apollo.” Of course, this is a good thing. Mount of Apollo is the arts and entertainment sector of the palm, and since mine is full-fledged, I pretty much rock at things like computer graphics, cartoons and other design work (Sheila said). Hoping the answer to the question would lend legitimacy to the righteously emboldening analysis, I asked, “Surely, some palms must give negative readings?” They told me they try to tip-toe and soften the blow in these cases and mentioned one time when they told a client a transatlantic flight would not go well, and it didn’t — there were like seven things that went bad during the flight, which landed safely. Since I didn’t want to ruin a good thing, I did not ask about my middle and index fingers and thumb, and the countless other wrinkles on my palm that did not elicit comment. In fact, the reading was not 100 percent positive, anyway. I have a dent in my heart line, signifying past heartbreak, but which one? I’m supposed to bounce back, though, thanks to a solid marriage line: soul

mate, lifelong partnership, four kids. Sheila told me it would begin in my early 30s. I’m 29. (Window closing, ladies.) I don’t know anything about palm reading beyond this visit and I don’t know if Sheila and Scott are really psychics, because I’m not a psychic. They didn’t offer any observations where I was like, “How did you know that?” Scott did, however, make a hypothetical off-hand remark during our tarot card reading about an August wedding for my brother, who is actually getting married in May, so that was pretty good. I don’t know if the comment was some

sort of psychic insight; he didn’t try to play it that way. I do know that Sheila and Scott seem like nice people, that Sheila charges $150 an hour for her services — which can be broken down to the quarter-hour — and that they both made me feel really good. I think seeing a psychic is like anything: We believe what we want to believe. And when the message is this good, why not buy it? Sheila asked if I would include her number: 612-866-1269. Her website is Scott is at 612-865-2437 and

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE aggressive toward officers. He threatened the officers, spit at them and attempted to punch and kick them, according to Hart. He was booked for fourth-degree assault, obstruction and possession of marijuana, as a leafy green substance was found in his possession upon booking, Hart noted.

Shoplift, and throw Tossing merchandise over the fence from inside the Home Depot garden center wasn’t sneaky enough for a 35-year-old Minneapolis man to escape detection, or arrest. The man, arrested Feb. 18, had tossed laser levels over the fence of Home Depot, 400 W. 79th St., according to Hart. Loss prevention personnel had observed the man load laser levels into his cart and wheel it into the store’s garden center before tossing them over the fence. They detained the man until Bloomington police officers arrived to arrest him, Hart explained. The man had thrown an estimated $750 worth of merchandise over

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Delights FROM PAGE 1 of cake with the chocolate coating of a candy bar. Taste of Chocolate is an opportunity for many to sample fine chocolate and desserts from around What: 17th annual Taste of the Twin Chocolate Cities, but it When: noon to 4 p.m. is also a com- Sunday, March 11 petition for Where: Bloomington Center those whose for the Arts, 1800 W. Old business it is Shakopee Road to tempt the Tickets: $25 in advance, sweet tooth. $30 at the door Taste of Chocolate awards confectioners for the best chocolate dessert and the best chocolate confection. The entries are judged for their taste, texture, use of chocolate and creativity in presentation. This year’s judges include Carmela Tursi Hobbins, a teacher and author of two cookbooks, Lynn Evinger, owner of Alix in Candyland in Edina, and Darcia Nunez, a teacher at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis and winner of the best chocolate dessert for the past three years. Taste of Chocolate includes a silent auction and a raffle. The top raffle prizes are a Toro snow blower, $1000 cash and a $500 shopping spree at Mall of America. Entertainment during the afternoon will include performances by Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, Bloomington Chorale, Continental Ballet Company and NOTE-able Singers. Advance tickets and information about Taste of Chocolate is available online at


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COMMUNITY NOTES ‘Roundtable’ to feature 5th district candidate A Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will appear on “Republican Roundtable” in March. Lynne Torgerson will discuss her background and the issues of her campaign. Republican Roundtable is produced by the Senate District 63 Republicans and is hosted by Tim Erlander and Marc Sullivan. The show airs in Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Hopkins on cable channel 15 at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. It airs in Bloomington on cable channel 16 at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

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week. Instructor Claire Tokar’s workshops, “English Made Easier – An Introduction to Accent Reduction,” will focus on improving the pronunciation of consonants. Tokar is a private language coach who teaches a six-week class on enhancing English speaking skills at Normandale Community College of Bloomington. The workshops are 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Room A2570 of the college, 9700 France Ave. S., and 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S. To register for the Normandale workshop call 952-358-8343. To register for the library workshop, call 612-543-5800.

Knights of Columbus to host trivia night Trivia wizards will unite next week in Bloomington to display their excellent memories and win cash prizes. Trivia Knight will be held 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 American Blvd. W. Dinner with the Knights begins at 5

p.m. and is served with refreshments. Teams include 4 to 6 players but single players are welcome. Team check in is 6 p.m. Registration is $20 per person until 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, and is $25 thereafter. Early registration is encouraged. Late registration will be accepted if there is available space. Info: 952-888-1492.

Thursday Musical to host March 8 concert Season ticket purchases in March for the remainder of the 2011-12 Thursday Musical concert series in Bloomington will include a season ticket for the 20122013 season. The next Thursday Musical concert is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Schneider Theater of Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. Artists performing include violinist Elizabeth Ericksen, performing Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata; pianist Deanne Moore, playing Franz Schubert’s

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Remembering, honoring black history month BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS Black history lessons often include discussions of slavery and the civil rights movement. In honor of Black History Month, Normandale Community College of Bloomington invited a guest speaker who looked at history through a more recent lens, a lens focused on hip hop music. Daniel White Hodge, an activist and scholar, spoke to Normandale staff and students Feb. 21, following the college’s annual Remembrance March from Bloomington Ice Garden to the Normandale campus. White Hodge, an author and former music producer, discussed the rise of hip hop culture and its conscious sensibilities. “There is a lot of crap rap out there right now,” he told the audience. Rap is the medium of hip hop culture, and there was a time when rap music provided an outlet for the socially conscious to talk about real issues, according to White Hodge. The music industry quietly bought up independent record labels, limiting the production and distribution sources available to rap artists, he explained. Commercialization has dumbed down the music. White Hodge isn’t opposed to music that celebrates having a good time, but today’s mainstream rap represents a smidgen of the hip hop culture of today, he said. “Money changes everything.” White Hodge provided a quick overview of black history in discussing how hip hop has evolved over the past four decades, noting rap music has reflected the poor in society, regardless of race, a realization he made years ago as a young man attending a concert by rapper Ice-T. The audience, much to White Hodge’s surprise, included many white people. He identified several economic solutions needed to address the plight of the poor in America, and said that it won’t come from the leadership of the country. “Change happens from the margins,” he said. “Rarely does it ever happen from the majority. “We have a huge fight ahead of us,” he said in closing. “I would rather work with you than against you.”

Above, students and staff of Normandale Community College of Bloomington return to campus during the annual Remembrance March Feb. 21 in honor of the civil rights movement. At right, Voice of Culture, a West African dance and drumming company, performs for the audience following Daniel White Hodge’s keynote address Feb. 21 at Normandale Community College of Bloomington. (Photos by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers)

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Sunday, March 4 6 p.m. Bloomington Heritage Days: Tim Sigler Band 8 p.m. Cinema Judge: “In the Land of Blood and Honey” 8:30 p.m. Thursday Musical: Jan. 26 10 p.m. BPD Roll Call: March 2-15 10:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: Feb. 29 to March 6 11 p.m. City Council Agenda: March 5 11:30 p.m. Bloomington Schools Volunteer Orientation

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senators. The most significant change in the city’s representation is that there’s no incumbent in the new House District 50A, at least not yet. The current House District 63B has included a portion of Bloomington east of France Avenue and an along the Richfield border. The new 50A will cover a similar portion of Bloomington, and more of Richfield, but with an emphasis on the western side of that city. The reconfiguring of Richfield means District 63B Rep. Linda Slocum (DFLRichfield) will no longer live in the house district that comprises Bloomington and Richfield. The new boundaries will keep her in House District 63B, but that district will gain a chunk of south Minneapolis in exchange for its share of Bloomington. The new 63B would also pair Slocum, a three-term representative, with 13term Rep. Jean Wagenius, (DFLMinneapolis). Slocum announced last week that she will seek re-election as representative of the new District 50A, which will require her to move into the district. “I am excited to be running for re-election in District 50A, which is most of Richfield and the part of Bloomington I have represented for the last six years,” she said.

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Bloomington has three state senators, but the shift in senate district boundaries will result in the city being served by two as of next year. The city’s current senators are Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), Geoff Michel (REdina), and Ken Kelash (DFLMinneapolis). Michel represents Senate District 41, which will become Senate District 49. That district will continue to serve Edina and Bloomington in much the same way, while adding precincts in Eden Prairie and a portion of precincts in Minnetonka. The remainder of Bloomington, however, will be united as part of the new Senate District 50, instead of being split into two districts. Kelash represents Senate District 63. To continue representing much of his current district’s constituency — from Minneapolis to Bloomington — he would have to move across the Richfield border into District 50, three blocks south from his home in Minneapolis. Were Kelash to stay put it would mean challenging DFL Sen. Scott Dibble for what will be the District 61 seat, an DISTRICTS: TO NEXT PAGE

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Districts FROM PREVIOUS PAGE option he has ruled out. Kelash believes he would have a solid shot at the Senate District 50 seat should he move south. Having represented a large portion of the area since 2008, “I would say I would have a decent chance,� he said. “I’m getting encouragement (to run) from a lot of Richfield and Bloomington folks.�

Minor changes Two of Bloomington’s representatives will see only minor changes in the districts they represent. House District 40B Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington) represents the southern and central portion of Bloomington. The new House District 50B loses a small portion of southwest Bloomington but gains the northeastern corner of the city, including South Loop, the area east of Mall of America that is targeted for development. Lenczewski said last week that she intends to seek an eighth term as a state representative. House District 41B Rep. Pat Mazarol (R-Bloomington) will see minor changes to his west Bloomington district. The new House District 49B will gain the portion of southwest Bloomington that is being served by Lenczewski, but will – Thursday, March 1, 2012 – Bloomington Sun-Current

lose a few precincts in southern Edina while gaining precincts in northeast Eden Prairie, as well as a sliver of southeastern Minnetonka. The configuration for the new district will mean getting to know additional city and school district leaders in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, but the cities and their constituents are similar in demography to the residents of District 41B, according to Mazarol, who is in his first term as a state representative. “The issues are going to be very similar among the four,� he said. As a longtime Bloomington resident, he is pleased to be adding more of the city to his house district, he added.

Bookkeeping The new house and senate district boundaries have legislators pondering the future while continuing to serve the constituents in their present districts. For those at the grassroots level, the next several weeks will be very busy. Democrats and Republicans are organized by senate district, and the new senate districts mean that those who organize and run senate district activities for their party will have to reorganize. Reorganization includes closing out the books on the former senate districts and building districts anew. The assets and leadership of the former districts aren’t transferred to the newly configured districts, even when the changes in senate district boundaries

COMMUNITY NOTES Dakota County Elks lodge to host March fish fry in Burnsville Officials of the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832 are inviting community res-

idents to an all-you-can-eat walleye fish fry 5-7 p.m. every Friday in March; Mary, Mother of the Church; 3333 Cliff Road; Burnsville. The walleye will come with a baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. The cost is $13 per person 12 years of age and older, and $5 for those 11 years of age and younger.

are minimal, according to Lynn Swon of Edina, co-chair of the Senate District 41 Republicans. For Swon and members of the new Senate District 49, the challenges of shaping a new senate district go beyond the financial and leadership steps necessary to hold a district convention later this year. Northeast Edina will no longer be part of the 3rd Congressional District. Senate District 41 had been entirely within the 3rd Congressional District, but now the northeast corner of Edina will be part of the 5th Congressional District, meaning the party will have to choose delegates for two separate congressional district conventions. Party organizers such as Swon had just closed the books on the Feb. 7 precinct caucuses when the Feb. 21 district maps were released. “I was up all night on Monday night doing the finishing touches,� she said of her caucus recordkeeping. Now party organizers begin anew. “It will be a challenge, it will be fun,� she said.

A third-party opportunity For Minnesota’s fledgling Independence Party, the new boundaries are of particular interest, according to six-year party member Jon

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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.

(Official Publication) LEGAL NOTICE Tandem Ventures, Inc., a Minnesota domestic corporation, is in the process of dissolving. A notice of intent to dissolve was filed with the Secretary of State on December 5, 2011. Any written claims against the corporation must be received by no later than May 1, 2012, and sent to the following address: Tandem Ventures, Inc., Attn: Matt S. Moore, 6400 West 105th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438. (Feb. 9,16,23, Mar. 1, 2012) D3-TandemVentures

Probate Notice (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 27-PA-PR-12-192 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Abbie Jane Lorence, aka Abbie J. Lorence, Decedent Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) INVITATION FOR BIDS CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 1700 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, up to the time of bid opening, for construction of the: 2012-102 PMP Street Maintenance Project Which consists of: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately

3,000 151,000 12,700 21,400 2,900 46,200

7. 8. 9.

Approximately Approximately Approximately

50 70,000 250

cubic yards of common excavation, square yards of bituminous milling, linear feet of concrete curb and gutter, tons of bituminous plant mixture, tons of Class 5 aggregate base, square feet of 4” to 8” concrete walk or concrete pavement linear feet of 6”-8” watermain linear feet of epoxy pavement markings linear feet of 12”-15”storm sewer

dated December 6, 2000, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Richard A Lorence, whose address is 9040 W. Bush Lk Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator

within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 13, 2012 Alonna Warns Registrar Dated: February 13, 2012 Mark Thompson Court Administrator Pro Se (Feb. 23 & Mar. 1) D3-LorenceProbate

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: Genis Maintenance

(Official Publication) INVITATION FOR BIDS CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 1700 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, up to the time of bid opening, for construction of the: 2011-301 WEST 81ST STREET REALIGNMENT BID PACKAGE Which consists of: Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately

1,620 12,700 1,345 2,000 420 335 1,550 57 1 1 410 2,035

List the name and complete street address 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: Genis INC, 1608 E. 80th St #4, Bloomington, MN 55425 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: February 1, 2012 /s/ Julio Reyes-Genis, President (Feb. 23 & Mar. 1, 2012) D3-GenisMaint


Bituminous Pavement Removal Bituminous Pavement Milling Curb and Curb and Gutter Removal Common Excavation Bituminous Wearing Course Mixture Bituminous Non-Wearing Course Mixture Curb and Gutter Construction 15” RC Pipe Sewer Hydrant and Gate Valve Traffic Signal Concrete Paving 4” Concrete Walk

ity in and for the City of Bloomington will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dakota Conference Room of the Municipal Building at 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota. Mark A. Thorson, Chairman (Mar. 1, 2012) D3-HRAAnnualMeeting

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Applications will be accepted by the City of Bloomington until 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 for the following position: PAYROLL SPECIALIST Starting Salary Range: $21.43 - $23.63 per hour, 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. Kay E. McAloney Director of Human Resources March 1, 2012 issue of Bloomington SunCurrent (Mar. 1, 2012) D3-PayrollSpecialist

City of Bloomington HRA

City of Bloomington

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Principal Place of Business: 1608 E. 80th St #4, Bloomington, MN 55425

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(Official Publication) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY In accordance with the Bylaws of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority in and for the City of Bloomington, notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the Housing and Redevelopment Author-

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City of Bloomington (Official Publication) INVITATION FOR BIDS CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 1700 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, up to the time of bid opening, for construction of the: 2012-401 Normandale Lake Trails Improvement Project Which consists of:

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the City of Bloomington Public Works South Conference Room at 1700 West 98th St at 11:00 a.m. on March 1, 2012. All questions relating to the bid should be directed to Thomas J. Lincoln, PE, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., at 651-643-0453.

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Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the South Conference Room at 1700 W 98th St at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the South Conference Room at 1700 W 98th St at 11:00 a.m. on March 15, 2012.

Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the South Conference Room at 1700 W 98th St at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Plans, Specifications, and Proposal forms are on file and are available from the office of the City Engineer, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, upon non-refundable deposit of a $75. Project documents are also available at the City web site, Keyword “Construction Bidding” The complete set of digital bidding documents are available for downloading at no cost using the City e-gram site. Users will need to contact the City at (952) 563-4870 or for assistance in user account setup.

Plans, Specifications, and Proposal forms are on file and are available from the office of the City Engineer, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, upon non-refundable deposit of a $75. Project documents are also available at the City web site, Keyword “Construction Bidding” The complete set of digital bidding documents are available for downloading at no cost using the City e-gram site. Users will need to contact the City at (952) 563-4870 or for assistance in user account setup.

Plans, Specifications, and Proposal forms are on file and are available from the office of the City Engineer, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, upon non-refundable deposit of a $75. Project documents are also available at the City web site, Keyword “Construction Bidding” The complete set of digital bidding documents are available for downloading at no cost using the City e-gram site. Users will need to contact the City at (952) 563-4870 or for assistance in user account setup.

No bids will be considered unless sealed, labeled as a bid for the project, and filed with the City Engineer of Bloomington and accompanied by Bid Security, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders (to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the bid be accepted and the bidder shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bonds). The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of the bid to the office of the City Engineer. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, to award the contract in whole or in part, and to award to the bidder the City determines is in the City’s best interest.

No bids will be considered unless sealed, labeled as a bid for the project, and filed with the City Engineer of Bloomington and accompanied by Bid Security, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders (to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the bid be accepted and the bidder shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bonds). The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of the bid to the office of the City Engineer. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, to award the contract in whole or in part, and to award to the bidder the City determines is in the City’s best interest.

No bids will be considered unless sealed, labeled as a bid for the project, and filed with the City Engineer of Bloomington and accompanied by Bid Security, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders (to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the bid be accepted and the bidder shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bonds). The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of the bid to the office of the City Engineer. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, to award the contract in whole or in part, and to award to the bidder the City determines is in the City’s best interest.

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, sex, age, religion, ancestry, handicap, public assistance, marital or national origin.

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, sex, age, religion, ancestry, handicap, public assistance, marital or national origin.

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, sex, age, religion, ancestry, handicap, public assistance, marital or national origin.

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. Upon request, the City will attempt to accommodate special needs for this information.

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. Upon request, the City will attempt to accommodate special needs for this information.

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. Upon request, the City will attempt to accommodate special needs for this information.

Shelly A. Pederson, City Engineer

Shelly A. Pederson, City Engineer

Shelly A. Pederson, City Engineer

February 6, 2012

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February 6, 2012

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(Feb. 16,23, Mar. 1, 2012) D3-2011-301Bids

Approximately Approximately Approximately Approximately

7,500 2,600 6,200 1,000

cubic yards of common excavation, tons of bituminous plant mixture, tons of Class 5 aggregate base, square feet of modular block retaining wall

(Mar. 1,8,15, 2012) D3-Proj2012-401

CALENDAR Thursday, March 1, 2012

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

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2 ROTARY CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON DAYMAKERS When: 7:29 a.m. Where: Hilton MinneapolisBloomington, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington Info: PLAY: “THESE SHINING LIVES” When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington Info:


3 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 FREE FAMILY FLICK: “RAMONA AND BEEZUS” When: 10 a.m. Where: Theaters at Mall of America, Mall of America, Bloomington Info:


4 POND HOUSE TOURS When: 1:30-4 p.m. Where: Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info: GIFTS OF THE MAPLE When: 3-4 p.m. Where: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info:


5 BLOOMINGTON NOON ROTARY When: Noon Where: Hilton hotel, 3800 American Blvd. E., Bloomington Info: BLOOMINGTON CITY COUNCIL When: 7 p.m. Where: Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington Info: 952-563-8700






FAMILY STORY TIME When: 10:30 a.m. Where: Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5800

BNI NETWORKING GROUP When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 763-416-2608 (Doug)

CRIBBAGE When: 12:45 p.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-563-4944

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES OPEN HOUSE When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info:

BLOOMINGTON BREAKFAST OPTIMISTS CLUB When: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Where: La Quinta Inn, 5151 American Blvd. W., Bloomington Info:

LOAVES AND FISHES DINNER When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info:

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LEGAL NOTICES City of Bloomington (Official Publication) 2012 CITY OF BLOOMINGTON INVITATION TO BID FOR SIX LEASE VEHICLES The Purchasing Agent for the City of Bloomington, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, will receive Sealed Bids until 11:00 A.M., CDT, THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read for the purpose of securing a contract to furnish and deliver six lease vehicles for use by the City of Bloomington as herein specified.

Each Bid must be clearly identified on the outside of an envelope as “BID FOR LEASE VEHICLES” and shall show the name and address of the Bidder. If the Bid is sent by mail the sealed envelope shall be enclosed in a separate mailing envelope with the notation "Sealed Bid Enclosed" on the face thereof. Specifications and Bid forms are available from the City Purchasing Office at no charge. The Bloomington City Council reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and to waive any informalities. PROJECT NO. 12-11 (Mar. 1 & 8, 2012) D3-Proj12-11

How to Publish Your Assumed Name Mail a photocopy of your FILED Certificate of Assumed Name with a check for $60 made payable to: Sun Newspapers ATTN: Legal Notices 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 We will run your notice for two consecutive weeks and provide an affidavit of publication.

Denny and Karen Paul of Eden Prairie are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky, to Corey Panter of Coon Rapids. Becky is a graduate of Eden Prairie High School and Bethel University. She is employed at SPS Commerce in Minneapolis. Corey is employed at Arrow Cyrogenics in Blaine. Both are also currently interning with Substance Church in Fridley where they originally met. A March 2012 wedding at the McNamara Alumni Center is planned.

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Friday, March 2, will mark the end of the regular season for Bloomington’s two prep boys basketball squads. Kennedy plays host to Eagan while Jefferson is home against Eastview. Both South Suburban Conference games start at 7:15 p.m.

Kennedy junior guard Jade Martin attempts to pass the ball inside during the Eagles’ 71-44 victory over Jefferson Feb. 24 in the second half of a Bloomington basketball doubleheader.

Spartans are top seed Richfield’s girls basketball team has earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A, Section 6 tournament with its 22-4 record. The Spartans were scheduled to play eighth-seeded Orono Feb. 28 in the quarterfinals. Winner of that game advances to the semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, against fourth-seeded Waconia or fifth-seeded Chaska. That game will be on the higher seed’s home court. On the other side of the Section 6 bracket, second-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s played seventh-seeded Holy Angels Feb. 28. That winner advances to the section semifinals against third-seeded Holy Family Catholic or sixth-seeded MoundWestonka at 7 p.m. Saturday, with the higher-seeded team playing at home. The championship game is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Minnetonka High School.

(Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)







Ben Cousins This Bloomington Kennedy senior wrestler is headed to state after attaining True Second honors at 152 pounds in the Class 3A, Section 2 tournament Feb. 25 at Shakopee High School. Cousins, 36-5 overall, will wrestle Tim Moore of Rochester John Marshall in state first-round action Friday, March 2, at Xcel Energy Center.

Nic Yearling The Bloomington eighth-grade wrestler was gold medalist at 160 pounds during the Gopher State National Tournament Feb. 12 at Monticello High School. Yearling won five matches in a row (four by pin). He grew up wrestling in the Bloomington Athletic Association (BAA) wrestling program.

Tonia Wade Kennedy boosted its girls basketball record to 21-4 as it defeated Lakeville South 68-49 Feb. 21. Wade was the Eagles’ leading scorer with 19 points.

State boys swim meets

Matt Rosen

State Class A and AA boys swimming and diving meets will be this weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Class A diving preliminaries are noon Thursday, March 1. Class AA diving prelims begin at 6 p.m. Class A and AA swimming prelims are noon and 6 p.m. Friday, March 2. Swimming and diving finals are noon Saturday, March 3, for Class A and 6 p.m. for Class AA. Eden Prairie is the prohibitive favorite to claim the state Class AA team championship. Richfield will be a force in state Class A swimming led by standout performers Andy Petersen, Max Hamilton, Mohab Eid, Matt Graham and Duncan Pederson. – Compiled by Greg Kleven

Jefferson’s sophomore forward scored 19 points in the Jaguars’ 6841 South Suburban Conference boys basketball loss to Lakeville North Feb. 21.

Kennedy prevails in basketball doubleheader with Jefferson Eagle girls share South Suburban title with Eastview BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Kennedy’s boys and girls basketball teams own Bloomington’s bragging rights after claiming victories over Jefferson Feb. 24. The Eagles won all four varsity

games with the Jaguars this season. Kennedy’s girls team was in command for most of the way in defeating Jefferson 71-44 in the second half of the doubleheader at Kennedy High School. Tonoia Wade topped Eagle scorers with 17 points. Jade Martin had 16 points and Jasimine Scott finished with 10. BASKETBALL: TO PAGE 25

Kenisha Bell Bell scored 17 points as the Kennedy girls basketball team beat Lakeville South 68-49 for its 21st victory of the season.

Erin Connolly The 2010 Kennedy High School graduate helped Luther College win the Liberal Arts Championship women’s swimming meet Feb. 16-18. Connolly was a member of Luther’s three winning relay teams – 200 freestyle, 400 medley and 200 medley.

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Jefferson skaters split in section playoffs Jaguars defeat Chanhassen 6-1 before losing 7-4 to Edina BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Jefferson’s boys hockey team had a slow start this season, but the Jaguars were at their best heading into the Section 2AA playoffs. The fourth-seeded Jaguars continued their improvement in the playoffs, defeating fifth-seeded Chanhassen 6-1 in the Section 2AA quarterfinals Feb. 23 at Bloomington Ice Garden. Junior forward Colin Hernon scored three goals. Tyler Johnson, a sophomore forward, contributed two goals. Johnny Panvica, a sophomore forward, had Jefferson’s other goal. Assists went to Jon Lindquist (two), Ian Janco (three), Charlie Bach (two), Johnson, Nathan Wiklund (two) and Hunt. Goalie Grant Martens made 15 saves. Jefferson lost 7-4 to top-seeded Edina in the Section 2AA semifinals Feb. 25 at Braemar Arena. Jefferson and Edina were tied 2-2 after one period before the Hornets

went ahead 4-2 in the second period. Edina outscored Jefferson 3-2 in the final period to clinch the victory. Hunt scored twice for the Jaguars. Bach and Lindquist came through with one goal each. Assists were awarded to Panvica (two), Johnson, Tony Roisum, Jack Weiss and Janco. Martens made 33 saves. Jefferson finished 7-17-3 overall and 6-9-2 record in the South Suburban Conference.

Kennedy falls to Edina Edina knocked both Bloomington teams out of the section boys hockey playoffs. Kennedy, an eighth seed, lost 15-1 to the Hornets in Section 2AA quarterfinal action Feb. 23 at Braemar Arena. Edina broke the game open early, scoring 11 unanswered goals in the first period. Andrew Lamere scored for Kennedy in the second period. Jordan Peer and Jack Murphy had assists. Kennedy goalies Tony Basil and David Johnson combined for 36 saves. Kennedy finished its season 5-21. The Eagles were 0-9 in South Suburban games.

Jefferson’s Austin Hunt (19) tries to get at a puck in front of the Edina net while confronted by a Hornet defender. Jefferson lost 7-4 to Edina in the Section 2AA semifinals Feb. 25 at Braemar Arena. The Jaguars defeated Chanhassen 6-1 in the quarterfinals. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Jefferson swimmers send two relays to state Jaguars place third and Kennedy is fourth in section meet BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington will have strong representation in this weekend’s state Class AA boys swimming meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Jefferson is sending two relays and one individual to state competition. Jefferson finished third of eight teams in the Section 2AA meet Feb. 2224 at Richfield Middle School pool. The Jaguars scored 270.5 points. Kennedy placed fourth with 249.5 points. Cretin-Derham Hall was Section 2AA champion with 428.5 points.

Jefferson’s Ben Lundeberg won a section title in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.35 seconds. Lundeberg is also part of two Jefferson state-bound relay teams. The Jaguars won the 400 freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 19.60 seconds. Members of that relay were Charlie Hynes, Derek Burling, Scott Bachmeyer and Lundeberg. Jefferson’s first-place 200 freestyle relay consisted of Lundeberg, Calvin Skinner, Bachmeyer and Hynes. The Jaguars’ time was 1:30.94. Class AA swimming prelims begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3. Class AA swimming and diving finals are 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Kennedy highlights Kennedy head coach Todd Walsh said he was pleased with his team’s

showing in the section meet. “Our swimmers finished fourth in the section and that was awesome,” said Walsh. “It was an amazing performance for our guys.” Kennedy swimmers achieved high section finishes. Grant Terrien tied for third in the 200 individual medley (2:04.45). Simon Broccard was eighth in the 50 freestyle (23.70). Kennedy had three high finishers in the 100 butterfly. Terrien came in sixth (56.54) and Broccard was seventh (56.93). Joseph Kern placed eighth (59.56). Stephen Kindem was seventh in the 100 freestyle (51.81). Kennedy’s fourth-place 200 freestyle relay consisted of Terrien, Kindem, Thomas Moren and Broccard. Dave Brazel and Drew Schmitz fin-

ished fourth and fifth in the 100 breaststroke with times of 1:05.00 and 1:05.58.

Jaguar highlights Jefferson had many strong performances besides its state-qualifying efforts. Hynes was fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.68) and Bachmeyer placed eighth in that event (1:55.34). Kieran Anthony was seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:11.20). He was fifth in the 100 butterfly (56.31). Burling placed third in the 100 butterfly (55.36) and third in the 200 individual medley (2:04.45). Lundeberg was third in the 100 freestyle (48.91). Hynes finished sixth in the 500 freestyle (5:03.23). Pat Koob placed third in the 100 backstroke (56.41).


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Jefferson duo competes in state gymnastics meet Schmidt, Koch participate in Class AA events BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Two Bloomington Jefferson gymnasts advanced to the state Class AA individual meet Feb. 25 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. Junior Michaela Schmidt and sophomore Christine Koch got to state after placing high in the Section 2AA meet Feb. 17 at Eastview High School. Schmidt finished 26th on vault at state, scoring 9.25. Koch was 26th on floor exercise (9.18). In the section meet, Koch finished second on floor exercise with 9.475. Koch came close to qualifying for state on balance beam with a fifth-place score of 8.575. Schmidt advanced to state on vault after scoring 9.225 at the section meet to place third. Bloomington head coach Leslee Wright said she was proud of the Jefferson gymnasts’ section performances.

“Koch had a fall on her best event, the beam, before coming back to finish second in floor exercise,” said Wright. “She put together her best routine of the season in that event. “Schmidt had a great vault and her score stood up. She hit both of her vaulting attempts well.” Jefferson eighth-grader Sarah Pertl was 10th on floor (8.875). Kennedy eighth-grader Alana Brown place sixth on vault (9.0) and 10th in allaround (33.025). Another top Bloomington gymnast missed the meet while recovering from a concussion. Jefferson senior Rachel Dargis was held out of the section meet after being injured in a non-gymnastics activity. “Rachel had a good chance to qualify for state on vault and bars,” said Wright. Jefferson placed sixth in the eightteam Section 2AA meet with 130.9. Eighth-place Kennedy had an incomplete team and finished with 87.325 points. Lakeville North won the Section 2AA title with 141.3 points. Lakeville South was second (139.35) and Chanhassen placed third (137.15).


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Jefferson sophomore Christine Koch performs a routine in floor exercise at the state AA individual gymnastics meet Feb. 25 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

Northern Lights clinch junior hockey title Bloomington-based team boosts record to 40-5-1

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The Bloomington-based Twin Cities Northern Lights have been on a winning roll losing only once since Dec. 3. The Northern Lights clinched their first Minnesota Junior Hockey League regular-season championship since 2002-03 and improved to 40-5-1 overall. “We’ve been very consistent,” Northern Lights head coach Erik Largen said. “The guys haven’t taken games for granted, and have made sure to give an honest effort most nights. “I’ve been happy with that, and I think that’s why we are playing good hockey right now.” Truth be told, it’s been that way since the onset for the Northern Lights. “We’ve been preparing all season for the playoffs, and more than anything, what we’ve done is a result of that,” Largen said. “There hasn’t been a whole lot to it. We’ve just tried to get

better every day.” In doing so, the Lights have also set themselves onto what could be the fast track to the Tier III national tournament. By winning the regular-season championship, the team receives a bye in the opening round of the Bush Cup Playoffs, meaning the team will have to win just one best-of-three series to claim one of the MnJHL’s two national tournament bids. Northern Lights have a first-round bye in the playoffs. The Lights host a best-of-three series March 9-11 at Bloomington Ice Garden. But for a team that has been anything but dull for the last six months, a weekend off isn’t likely to change much. “They’ll be ready to go,” Largen said. “They know that if we aren’t ready to win two games then, all of what we’ve accomplished is really for nothing. They understand what is at stake.” – Compiled by Nick Clark

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Kennedy is the third seed in the Class 4A, Section 2 girls basketball playoffs. The Eagles met sixth-seeded Shakopee in the quarterfinals Feb. 29. Winner of that game meets second-seeded Eden Prairie or seventh-seeded Jefferson in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. Section 2 title game is 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. “It should be an interesting section with Eden Prairie, Kennedy and Edina as the title favorites,” said Kennedy coach Percy Wade. “We have been playing pretty good basketball, but there is always room for improvement. “We must cut down our turnovers and keep playing tough full-court pressure.”

Micaela Meredith and Kenisha Bell scored eight and seven points. Wade played another key role in helping Kennedy beat Lakeville South 68-49 Feb. 21. She scored 19 points and Bell finished with 17. Isieoma Odor had nine points and Scott finished with eight. Jefferson’s Britney Scherber was her team’s leading scorer with 17 points against the Eagles. Allison Riermersma scored seven points and Brooke Fritzlar finished with six. Jefferson lost 59-49 to Lakeville North Feb. 21 despite a 24-point performance from Scherber. The Jaguars finished the regular season with a 10-16 overall record. Jefferson was 8-10 in South Suburban play. Kennedy ended the regular season with a 22-4 record. The Eagles and Eastview tied for the South Suburban Conference title with 16-

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Kennedy boys prevail Kennedy’s boys opened the Bloomington basketball double-

header on their home court with a 57-47 victory over Jefferson. Four Eagle players scored in double figures – Rico Gunn (12 points), C.J. Lewis (11), Jumah’ri Turner (10) and Eddie Ibraham (10). Jefferson gave Kennedy a close game for all but the final minutes of the second half. Matt Rosen led Jaguar scorers with 12 points. Brian Fritzlar had 11 points and Brian Mariska had 10. Kyle Lynch added eight points. “It was a tough game, but we held our poise,” said Kennedy head coach Nick Pocius. “We passed the ball well and that got us open for good shots.” Kennedy, 9-15 overall, lost 64-55 to Lakeville South Feb. 21. Gunn topped the Eagle scoring chart with 14 points. Lewis finished with 11 and Jacob Kohner provided nine. Jefferson, 5-18, lost to Lakeville North 68-41 Feb. 21. Rosen, a sophomore forward, scored 19 points. Lynch, also a forward, finished with 10 points.


SHORTS New cycling league Erik’s Bike and Board Shop is sponsoring a newly formed Minnesota High School Cycling League, which will introduce the sport of mountain bike racing to Minnesota high schools this year. This league is for athletes in grades 9-12 throughout the state of Minnesota. Teams will begin forming this spring. Skills camps and coaches training will be conducted this summer. League competition will begin in September. The Minnesota Cycling League will host a Kick Off Open House at Quality Bicycle Products in Bloomington (6400 W. 105th St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Parents, coaches, volunteers and student-athletes are invited to attend the open house. Parents will learn about the coaching process, how to volunteer at races and how to help build the league. Erik’s Bike and Board Shop originally opened in Richfield. The bike and snowboard retailer now has 14 locations in Minnesota including Bloomington, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville and St. Louis Park. Info:


The Kindergarten "Sharks" played in the 2011 Summer Kickers program. Pictured with their coach, left to right, front row: Isabella Luce, EJ Lewis, Natalie Greymont, Maya Engeholm. Back row: Jayden Denis, Connor Wigglesworth, Ethan Lorenzen, Jackson Dang.


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Alyssa is a junior at Kennedy and boasts a 4.13 GPA. She is very involved at Kennedy as a member of the Kolleens Dance Team and Student Government. She has been working very hard this week for Kennedy’s Spirit week. She is organizing the Snow Days dance while also working on the blood drive and fundraising committees. Her dedication to the program and to Kennedy has been outstanding!! KENNEDY – Thursday, March 1, 2012 – Bloomington Sun-Current





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