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Jerry Neren will read poems during Saturday’s book fair and festival BY MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS Writers with varying backgrounds, styles and subject matter will attend the annual book fair and festival in Bloomington this weekend. Most didn’t wait 72 years to see the first published fruit of their labor. The ninth annual Writers’ Festival and Book Fair features dozens of writers, many of whom will read an excerpt of their work during the festival’s rapid readings session. Firsttime author Jerry Neren of Jerry Neren Bloomington plans to participate in the rapid WRITERS: TO PAGE 29

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A record 836 people gathered at Mall of America March 17 to set the Guinness World Records mark for the largest gathering of ninja turtles, breaking the old record of 786. Wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle T-shirts and eye masks, the group gathered around the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock ride in Nickelodeon Universe. (Photo by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers) FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT, SEE PAGES 19-20

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The 4-3 vote by the board at its March 13 meeting will result in the implementation of temporary weapons screening for the three outlying courtrooms in Hennepin County, with a permanent solution for courtroom safety to be determined after an administrative study of BY MIKE HANKS – SUN NEWSPAPERS security needs. The original proposal to W e e k l y County’s S u p e r S implement a v i n g s ! interim procedures included The future of Hennepin closing the Southdale courts by Sept. 1, a Edina courtrooms remained uncertain as move representatives of the affected cities the Hennepin County Board narrowly oppose. voted in favor of temporary weapons The board’s deliberation centered screening measures for the building.

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her maiden name, according to the complaint. The woman faces one count of forgery and one count of financial card fraud, both felonies. If convicted she faces up to 10 years in prison for each count and a fine of up to $20,000.

Identity theft racket? A duo that drew attention to itself at a Bloomington gas station faces several forgery, identity theft and drug charges. The 41-year-old St. Paul man and the 22year-old Minneapolis woman were arrested March 8 after employees of Super America, 1280 W. 98th St., called police to report an occupied vehicle that had been parked next to a gas pump for 45 minutes, Stehlik said. An officer responded to the 2:46 a.m. call and made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, who claimed they thought they had been parked there for 15 minutes. Although they had differing stories about where they had been, a records check showed neither person had an outstanding warrant but both had previously arrested for fraud and theft, and both had suspended licenses, Stehlik explained. Upon seeing the vehicle drive off, the POLICE: TO PAGE 27

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More visitors, less money Three Rivers Park District leader has had an interesting five years BY JORDAN LANGER – SUN NEWSPAPERS Three River Park District Supt. Cris Gears has overseen many projects and witnessed a lot of change within the Park District since he took the position five years ago. The annual visitor count increased 60 percent, from five million in 2007 to more than eight million today at the district’s 21 parks. Gears also guided the development of Silverwood Park near St. Anthony, the largest single project investment for the district, and numerous other projects throughout the sprawling Twin Cities metro boundaries. But the last five years have also brought their challenges. The Park District’s annual operational budget, which is tied directly to property values, has decreased over the last three years and the ability of the organization to raise taxes is frozen, Gears said. When the Minnesota Legislature created Three Rivers in 1957, which is based in Plymouth, it provided the organization with taxing and bonding authority. Although given taxing authority, state law establishes a formula on how much the Park District can levy in property taxes. When property values decrease, the limit on how much the Park District can levy in property taxes also decreases. Despite the difficulty of working in a tighter budget climate while demand for park services skyrockets, when the board offered him another five-year contract, Gears accepted. Three Rivers Board of Commissioner Chair Larry Blackstad said the district is very fortunate to have someone of Gears’ caliber, a person who “has diverse experience with parks and government.” Previous to taking the superintendent position, Gears has worked as a city manager, county administrator and director of parks and recreation in the metro and in the Seattle, Wash., area. And it’s his unique professional background coupled with his “rather unflappable” disposition that makes Gears the right man for the job during challenging economic times, said Three

Rivers board member Sara Wyatt. Finding ways to “manage competing priorities” that the current fiscal climate created tends to take up much of Gears’ time, he said. Exploring other ways to generate more revenue, such as increased user fees and building alliances with other agencies, are ways Three Rivers can maintain quality levels of service and keep the parks clean and safe, Gears said. “I think perhaps one of the things I am most proud of is developing relationships with other agencies that didn’t exist before, and because of those relationships, we are able to do so much more.” One of the relationships Gears has forged is the a partnership agreement between Three Rivers and Scott County, much different than the “tenuous relationship” that existed prior to Gears’ arrival. Gears also helped facilitate an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources regarding the Coon Rapids Dam. Because of the agreement, the department is going to spend $16 million to refurbish the dam, which Three Rivers owns, to help stop the advance of Asian Carp. Wyatt noticed Gears’ resourceful efforts to maintain high quality parks and trails within fiscal constraints. “His collaborative efforts in finding cost-saving partnerships and minimizing duplication of functions have helped the district serve over eight million visitors while keeping operational costs flat,” she said. Over the next five years, many projects are on the horizon. The expansion of the Rush Creek Trail from Maple Grove to Crow-Hassan Park Reserve is in the preliminary stages as well as hopes to improve facilities at the Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area in Bloomington, Wyatt said. According to the Three Rivers’ Vision Plan, the 2012 estimated total expenditures for capital improvements is $23.8 million. The annual operational budget is $35 million, with $27 million coming from taxes and $8 million from fees, Gears said. Three Rivers Park District owns more than 27,000 acres of land in Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott and Wright counties. Three Rivers is the only regional parks agency in Minnesota with an elected board with its own taxing and bonding authority.

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New club takes flight, takes refuge, in Richfield gym Metro Flyers take over Central School gym, have grander plans

The members of the RC Flyers all belong to at least one other club, so they have some options, including other places they can fly indoors. Jennings, however, decided to form the group after another club he is in got kicked off University of Minnesota-owned land near Rosemount, when the U decided to build a wind turbine on the field the club was leasing. So considering that, and the fact that winter hinders outdoor flying, the Metro Flyers have taken to a gym the size of a single basketball court, a space Jennings learned about as an instructor of computer classes for seniors there. The club is thinking beyond the confines of the gym though — of establishing an outdoor space where they can soar unencumbered and unharassed. Jennings envisions leasing a sod field south of the metro or maybe even a portion of land on someone’s farm, although he knows corn stalks can really tear up a wayward RC plane.

BY ANDREW WIG – SUN NEWSPAPERS Every Wednesday evening, basketballs and dodge balls are replaced by flying pieces of foam inside the Richfield Central School gym, home to the state’s newest RC flying club. The Metro Flyers have rented out the space since December, taking refuge from the winter — and those who see the hobbyists as a nuisance — as they hone their flight skills. Central School is one of the dwindling number of places they can do so, said club co-founder Bill Jennings of Credit River Township. “The perception is that we bring trouble with us,� the 73-year-old retired computer-industry executive said. “It’s hard to establish a flying field because folks have a preconceived notion of danger and noise.�

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Mike Robin, foreground, and Rick Leiviska, fly their RC planes while taking care to avoid each other inside the tight confines of the Central School gym. Midair collisions are known to occur in the hobby. (Photo by Andrew Wig – Sun Newspapers)

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Speak up for county library funding Unless advocates make some noise, dollars will continue to be cut At a time when more people than ever are using their community libraries, the funding gradually is being reduced. A good library is essential in a community now more than ever when people cannot afford to buy books and more people are using its computers, downloading Ebooks and checking out audio materials. At this time, advocates of local libraries need to protest some of these reductions during a time when services are most needed. Counties are responsible for providing a library system. Libraries get some revenue from the state while most of it comes from taxpayers in each county through special and general property tax levies. Hennepin and Ramsey County and its suburban libraries, bolstered by supportive county commissioners, are weathering the reductions better than most. Despite a $2.5 million reduc-

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tion this year for the Hennepin County library, neither hours nor staff were cut. The director decided to buy fewer materials. The annual total budget for 2012 is $69.9 million. Thanks to some money from the Target ballpark sales tax revenue, worked out by the county board of commissioners, Hennepin opened some libraries on Sunday and added hours to the Central Library. They are, however, expecting revenues to be tight for a while. Hennepin library users checked out 18.3 million items in the 41 libraries last year. In Ramsey County where there are separate tax levies for St. Paul and its suburban libraries, hours have not been reduced and a reduction of $100,000 has resulted in a loss of two staff and less for the collection. The collection revenues have been hit the hardest dropping from $1.3 million in 2003 to

$850,000 in 2012, Revenue to buy materials for the libraries has gone down from $1.3 million in 2003 to 850,000 in 2012. Fortunately, Ramsey and other libraries purchase materials through the Metro Library Service Agency (MELSA) at a lower price. Last year, the Ramsey County system circulated 4,317,000 materials and had 1.8 million visitors. The Dakota County Library system expects to circulate 5 million materials this year. No hours have been reduced and most of the nine libraries are open Sunday. Last year the county system circulated 4.9 million materials through its nine-library system. This year’s total budget from all sources is $11,691,000. Over the last few years, mostly through attrition and not filling positions the number of fulltime equivalents has dropped from a high of 159 to 136. The counties’ revenues are suffering because tax capacity is going down due to all the foreclosures and shrinking commercial tax base. State legislators have cut local government aid and are requiring counties to do more with less and mandating more expenses with no extra money.

The state auditor reports that cities and counties in the state have cut public library operating budgets and capital outlay by 42 percent between 2005 and 2009. Meanwhile, more people than ever are using libraries. More students are going to the library, because school districts are short-changing their media centers, once called libraries. Homeschooled children are using the libraries more. Senior citizens are attending computer classes so they can use the library’s computers. Of course, the economy and particularly reductions in local government aid from the state to the counties partly are to blame for the underfunding and reduction in services. Advocates of community libraries need to speak up particularly to legislators about this slow erosion of library hours and services unless policy makers hear protests from users, funding for libraries will continue to be reduced.

another term. New legislative districts, new constituents and new circumstances provide a natural opportunity for transition. It has been a full and exciting experience, but there is more to do and I look forward to serving this community for the remainder of my term. As a resident, I have had the pleasure of meeting our neighbors and learning their wishes. As a legislator, I have had the opportunity to author and pass several bills that

matter to the future of our great state. As a lawyer, I have had the privilege to serve as vice-chair of the Judiciary Committee that sets policy and budgets for the state court system. The experience has exceeded my anticipation. I hope that my representation has met your expectation. Pat Mazorol Bloomington

Don Heinzman is an editorial writer for ECM Publishers. Sun Newspapers welcomes responses to this and any other editorial page commentary. Send to: suneditor@acnpapers.com.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mazorol will not seek re-election To the editor: Thank you for the extraordinary privilege of serving the people of Bloomington and Edina in the Minnesota House of Representatives. I am thankful for the sacrifice and encouragement of my wife Barbara, loyal support from campaign volunteers and engagement of passionate

constituents that have given me the opportunity to serve. Many changes have occurred since I first announced my intention to seek election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, including in the last year increased responsibilities in my work, in personal commitments and in family. Because of these changes and my desire to serve only when and where I can fully give the service deserved by the people, I will not be seeking election to

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Let’s keep property tax changes fair for all Minnesotans This November, Minnesotans will cast ballots to fill the seats of all 201 members of the State House and Senate. As usual in an election year, property taxes will be a hot topic. As mayors of seven Twin Cities suburban communities, we are well versed in the complexities of our property tax system. At the city level, the rubber literally meets the road. Our city councils have made tough decisions over the past several years to maintain critical services while doing our best to keep property taxes down. Last year, the legislature and Gov. Dayton enacted property tax changes that have caught some homestead and commercial property taxpayers by surprise. The biggest change was the transition from the Market Value Homestead Credit to an exclusion for homes valued under $413,800. Under the old program, the state directly paid a portion of homeowners’ property taxes. However, the state frequently failed to pay the full amount. In 9 of the past 11 years, the state did not fully reimburse cities for credit payments, creating unanticipated shortfalls in local budgets. The new Homestead Market Value Exclusion instead shields a portion of a home’s value from taxation. The state will no longer pay for this homeowner property tax relief. Instead, it is funded locally by residential and commercial property owners within that home’s jurisdiction. This exclusion is a typical method used by other states to provide property tax relief. The upside is that cities will have a much more reliable revenue stream to establish their budgets. The downside is that in this transition year, some homeowners will see a one-time jump in their

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in the Third District for 20 years; she is a scientist with undergraduate degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, and a M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Barnes, an Edina resident, works in marketing and sales for a Fortune 200 company. He is an U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate who has served 11 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has graduated Washington University in St. Louis with a MBA. Barnes and Sund made clear that the DFL party needs to rally together and have strong internal support before either candidate will go against Paulsen. In their opening remarks, Barnes and Sund both said they just want the DFL to win the Third District, regardless of which candidate ultimately runs against Paulsen. Although a Republican-favored disDEBATE: TO PAGE 11

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Sharon Sund makes introductory remarks during the DFL debate, where Sund and DFL candidate Brian Barnes addressed topics such as health care, the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, energy use, education funding, farm subsidies, No Child Left Behind and immigration.

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Debate FROM PAGE 9 trict, Paulsen’s voting record “does not represent this district,” Barnes said. They individually asked for support, but Sund said she would support Barnes, and Barnes said he would support Sund in the election. Barnes said he would write out the maximum endorsement check for Sund if he didn’t get the endorsement. “It’s that important, folks,” he said. The debate moderator, Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdevant, asked candidates about several issues, including health care, the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, energy use, education funding, farm subsidies, No Child Left Behind and immigration. The economy was one of the early and highlighted topics for the night. When asked about how the federal government should or should not function, Barnes said repairing the economy means putting people back to work should be the focus. In the short term that could mean additional jobs doing infrastructure repairs and maintenance. In Minnesota alone, there are 1,000 bridges with below-standard quality that could be repaired, he said, and no one wants another tragedy like the 35W bridge collapse. Long-term, the federal government needs to increase funding for education and research. Those investments need to happen immediately and over the long term, he said. Sund also addressed the economy when talking about the federal government’s operations.

Paulsen has had the nerve to talk about what President Barack Obama has not done to improve the economy, but he voted against a bill that would have created one million jobs, she said. Other than passing the American Jobs Act, Sund said investing in infrastructure and education would get the economy moving again. It’s important to start looking at what the country’s future economy will look like, particularly its energy use, she said. Either the country needs to invest in “green” energy fully and lead the world – or not. A decision must be made, she said. Sturdevant asked the candidates to react to the claim that all Democrats want to do is raise taxes. Sund said when taxes were higher than they are now, the middle class was in good condition, schools and roads were not crumbling. It’s not fair that top earners, such as Warren Buffett and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, pay lower tax rates than middle class Americans. Barnes said the federal deficit is out of control and needs addressing – potentially with taxes, specifically by rolling back some tax credits on top income earners and putting that additional revenue toward reducing the deficit. If the deficit is not addressed, it will saddle future generations with this generation’s mistakes. “Yes, the deficit is one of the biggest problems that we face,” he said. Sund said the biggest problem to address is jobs. More jobs would mean increased federal tax revenue and a better fiscal situation, as long as citizens are paying their fair share of the tax burden.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Health care reform to be discussed next week Weather permitting, the former director of cardiology at Hennepin County Medical Center will speak at the Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum next week in Bloomington. The program begins 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Davanni’s Restaurant, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington. A dinner social begins at 5:30. Dr. Morrison Hodges, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, will discuss the features of the Affordable Health Care Act, for which the implementation process is underway. Hodges had been scheduled to speak in February, but the meeting was postponed due to a weather advisory. Info: addiemattson@comcast.net.

Optimists Club to host homelessness speaker The manager of the Suburban Host

Home Program for homeless youth will speak at next week’s Bloomington Breakfast Optimists Club meeting. Program Manger Jenny Lock will speak during the meeting, which begins 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at La Quinta Inn, 5151 American Blvd. W. The program provides homeless youth with safe, stable and supportive host homes. It is estimated that 2,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 are homeless each night in Minnesota. Approximately 100 homeless youth are from the western suburbs of Hennepin County, according to Lock. Volunteer hosts offer a spare bedroom to a homeless youth and provide food and compassion during the months the youth stays with them. Info: bloomingtonoptimists.org.

Annual Taste of Japan dinner is Saturday The Bloomington Sister City Organization will honor Japan and its recovery from the tsunami of one year

ago during the annual Taste of Japan event this weekend. The annual fundraising dinner is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Hilton Minneapolis-Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd. W. The event will feature a silent auction and Japanese dinner with live entertainment from CODA, Sansei Yonsei Kai dance group and a Japanese sword demonstration. The Taste of Japan is BSCO’s largest fundraiser. It helps sponsor student, adult, business and athlete delegates traveling to Izumi City, Japan. Tickets for BSCO members are $50 for adults and $20 for students 22 and younger. For non-members tickets are $55 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets can be reserved or purchased online at www.bloomington-izumi.org. Info: 651-243-2726.

Scholarship winners to perform in Bloomington Thursday Musical will present its

Student Scholarship Competition Winner’s Concert next week in Bloomington. The free concert is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Schneider Theater of Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. The program will showcase the achievements of the first-place winners in the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition. Three age levels – junior high, senior high and college – in each of five instrument categories – piano, strings, winds or brass, voice and guitar – will be featured. The students will perform a variety of short solo selections from the classical concert hall repertoire. For more than 100 years the organization has supported the Young Artist Scholarship Program, encouraging developing musicians with opportunities for recital performance, scholarships, competition experience, monetary awards and featured concert performance. Thursday Musical will award $20,000 in scholarships to young artists this year. Info: thursdaymusical.com.

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EDUCATION NOTES Student honored for hospital volunteerism A Bloomington Jefferson High School senior has been honored for her volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Brooke Hendricks was honored for more than 300 hours of volunteer service at Fairview Southdale Hospital during the past four years. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time to serve their communities. It was presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. “Growing up, I’ve always had a passion for two things: medicine and helping others,” said Hendricks. “Volunteering at Fairview has exposed me to many aspects of the medical field, and provided me with countless opportunities to help others. I hope I have had a positive influence on a patient’s stay in the hospital.” The awards program has recognized

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Diversity T-shirt logo winner recognized The Bloomington Human Rights Commission has selected Justin Lees, a 12th grader from Jefferson High School as the winner of the 2012 Diversity Logo

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Housing a lurking issue for many seniors By Emily Hedges Edina resident Ron Anderson believes you could write a book about all that most seniors don’t know about their available housing options. So he’s decided to write it. “It can be very difficult to examine resources with no working knowledge of what the system provides. Most people can’t tell the difference between Medicare and Medicaid or what their options are,” he said. “That’s the challenge for seniors and their families, to understand their situation.” As a member of a family that has worked in senior housing for two generations, and with his current involvement in two independent living facilities, Woodbridge Cooperative of New Hope and Chardon Court, he is in a unique position to write the guide he personally needed not too long ago. While he and his family were considering placement of his mother, a Missouri resident, in an assisted living facility, she had a fall in her home that forced the issue. “Walking through as a participant, trying to direct traffic, prompted my

research,” said Anderson. “We found there were options that were not very good.” Like so many families, they were thrust into a situation where a quick decision was necessary. “There is tremendous psychological pressure looking out for the welfare of parents. All these decisions for placement are made in the middle of a crisis. Something happens to force a decision in the middle of a Medicare-funded hospital stay,” said Anderson. “Decisions are made using a social worker at the hospital as a traffic cop.” Anderson says there is a big movement in development towards assisted living facilities, which can run seniors up to $60,000 a year in this market. “Most studies show that aging Boomers and Greatest-Generation seniors have a net worth of $240,000 including real estate,” he said. “With 90-plus the fastest growing demographic in America, how can this work over the long haul?” Anderson points out that when there are no assets remaining people will move to the least-expensive option, and they need to understand what that means in

different parts of the country. “There are two levels of nursing home care, private-pay and the Medicaid group. You find the standards of care are dramatically different,” he said. He points out that because Minnesota has a mandated quality of care that attempts to close the care gap between the two groups, things are better here. “We can’t rely on federal funding in the future to take care of these people,” said Anderson, who also believes pensions aren’t necessarily the answer either. “All pensions are under fire. Companies are filing bankruptcy to get out of pensions.” He advises seniors to take stock and use their assets wisely, and focus on quality of life above all else. “Independent living at an affordable cost, this is the challenge all seniors will face in the near future,” he said. “Who is talking about it? Local governments aren’t funded and can’t help.” This is why Anderson developed Woodbridge Cooperative of New Hope and purchased Chardon Court independent living facility, two affordable alternatives to expensive assisted living centers. Woodbridge/Next Page

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Flyers FROM PAGE 5 So can gym walls, which for now will have to make up the Metro Flyers’ home. Two weeks ago, “we went through 17 props about,” said charter member Rick Leiviska of Apple Valley. He pointed to the glue gun, noting, “That’s the first thing we plug in when we get here.” The walls force the flyers to sharpen their skills as they maneuver their foam aircraft within the tight quarters. They can’t do some of the tricks allowed in open skies — the loops, rolls, “knife edges,” where a plane flies on its side for an extended period — but it lets the 12-member group feed their passion year-round. “We don’t like to hang ’em up for the winter,” Jennings said. As proof of his dedication, Jennings owns 52 planes, keeping them “wherever they fit,” said the hobbyist, whose house has become a hangar. “I live in a large home and its full.” Another charter member, Danny Collier of Bloomington, has been flying 17 years, ever since a limo from the Make-a-Wish Foundation brought him to Hobby Warehouse in Richfield when he was about 11. “I went to the hobby store, picked out the plane I wanted. Hugged it,” said Collier, who battles sickle cell anemia. Collier later went to work in the shop, where he met the man considered the group’s most skilled pilot, Mike Robin, a 44-year RC veteran, also from Credit River Township. The club’s co-founder and owner of a printing shop in Bloomington is well older than Collier, who is in his late 20s, but he and the group would like to see a new generation take to the skies — or the rafters. But some significant barriers pose challenges in attracting new flyers. There is the aforementioned question of space, for one. Also, the planes are not cheap — a basic foam beginner’s rig costs between $100 and $200, not counting the replacement parts inevitably required. The learning curve can be steep, too. Mastering the pitch and yaw requires finesse and much practice, so much so that there are technically accurate computer-based RC flight simulators on the market to help fliers do so. In the field, beginners start tethered to an instructor who is ready to flip a switch on his own controller should something go awry for the novice, much like driver’s ed instructors and their pas-

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Courts FROM PAGE 1 called the proposal “an open checkbook resolution with security as the goal.” Noting that the proposal did not reference cost effectiveness of the temporary measures, McLaughlin pointed out “other public safety priorities in this county.” Fiscal concern for taxpayer dollars “goes out the window when this topic comes up,” he added. McLaughlin also expressed concern that the county isn’t optimizing its courtroom capacity at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, where weapons screening occurs. Board Chairman Mike Opat said that

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the results of a security study should be complete before the screening measures are added at the suburban courts, arguing that the county will study its way to justifying weapons screening, and that once the measures are in place, nobody will argue for abandoning the procedures. Callison, whose district includes Edina, argued that the county always looks to be cost effective in doing its business, and defended the move toward implementing interim screening measures at buildings where high stress situations occur. “This is about probabilities, not about certainties,” she said. Dorfman recalled a 2003 shooting at the government center that prompted weapons screening for the facility in arguing for screening at suburban courts, which handle misdemeanor issues including traffic issues and some

domestic violence cases. “There’s a legitimate security issue that needs to be addressed,” she said. The Hennepin County Sheriff ’s Office provides security for 96 county courtrooms in eight facilities. More than 3,400 weapons, from pocketknives to firearms, were confiscated at the government center in 2011, according to Sheriff Rich Stanek. There were 15 significant courthouse events at the suburban sites in 2011 that necessitated taking a person into custody, he added, noting that although some events may not appear to be significant, they may be for the person affected by the incident. “Weapons screening in all of our courthouses is needed,” he told the board. Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson told the board that if the Edina courtrooms are to be closed, it should be

after the security study of suburban courts, allowing cities to plan and budget for the increased time and expenditures associated with moving court proceedings from Edina to downtown Minneapolis or one of the other suburban divisions. Johnson was not opposed to a vote by the board on temporary weapons screening, but had previously disagreed with the need for increased security at the Southdale courts. “They are not logically or functionally intertwined,” she said. The administrative security analysis is due to the board by Nov. 1. Temporary security measures proposed for the Brooklyn Center and Minnetonka courts call for pass-through metal detection devices while metal detection wanding is planned in Edina. More than $600,000 in equipment and staffing was approved for the security plan.

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were found in the console of the vehicle, Stehlik said. A search warrant obtained for the vehicle turned up found additional checks, a meth pipe, a plastic bag containing a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and a printer in the trunk, Stehlik noted. Follow-up investigation resulted in Target surveillance video that showed the suspects making purchases at Target using an account that didn’t belong to them. The account holder was contacted

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

Public Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY PS Orangeco, Inc and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc will conduct sale(s) at Public Storage located at Bloomington 34107: 9033 Lyndale Ave S., Bloomington, MN 55420. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction on March 28, 2012 at 9:30 am personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. The name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: A009 - Johnson, Christina Jo; A027 Makela, Brian; A060 - Hill, Glenda; A077 Lamboy, Orlando; A113 - Beattie, Terry; A117 - Beattie, Terry; A136 - Koltes, Scott; B282 - Winston, Shawn; B297 - Hawes, Jane; B305 - Munguia, Ricardo; B317 - Peterson, Steven; B373 - Paeth, Debra; B382 - Rodriguez, Daniel; B424 - Bridell, Thomas; B431 - Edwardson, Daniel; B436 - Semmen, Steven; B490 - Martt, Christopher; B502 - Nooner, Thomas; R020 Isom, Eric, Volvo S070, Plate 188HAV, VIN YVILS5675W1500550. (Mar. 8,15,22, 2012) PS 34107 D3-Bloom-Mar28 Auction

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: Jerry’s Do It Best Hardware Principal Place of Business: 10530 France Avenue S, Bloomington, MN 55431 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: Jerry’s Enterprises, Inc., 5101 Vernon Avenue S, Edina, MN 55436

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ed at 1700 West 98th Street.

Principal Place of Business: 1143 Devonshire Curve, Bloomington, MN 55431

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.

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: Elite Entertainment, LLC - 1143 Devonshire Curve, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

This open house and meeting address the City’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program and provides an opportunity for the public to provide written and/or verbal input and opinion on the adequacy of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program as required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/State Disposal System Permit Program. The City will consider the public input to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program and make appropriate adjustments. The City is required to submit an annual report to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency by June 30.

FILED: February 24, 2012 /s/ Robert Shadduck, President (Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D3-Jerry’sDoItBest

I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: March 6, 2012 /s/ John O’Donnell, Member (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D3-MnOutdoorCin

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: For The Love Of Felines Principal Place of Business: 8509 Bryant Ave So, Bloomington, MN 55420 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: Wind Water Harmony, LLC, 8509 Bryant Ave So, Bloomington, MN 55420

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: CV’s Cleaning Service Principal Place of Business: 11111 Queen Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431 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: Corey Vucinovich, 11111 Queen Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431

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.

I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.

FILED: February 3, 2012 /s/ Diana DiCristina, Member

(Official Publication) Notice of Public Information Meeting City of Bloomington Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System City of Bloomington Public Works Department Training Room 1700 West 98th Street Bloomington, MN 55431 Monday, April 23, 2012 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Open House 5:30 PM Information Meeting The City of Bloomington Engineering Division will be holding a Public Open House and Information Meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012. The Open House is scheduled from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and the Information Meeting is set for 5:30 PM. Both the Open House and Information Meeting will be held at the Public Works Department Training Room locat-

(Mar. 15 & 22, 2012) D3-LoveOfFelines

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:

FILED: March 6, 2012 /s/ Corey Vucinovich, Owner (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D3-CV’sCleaning

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A copy of the City’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program is available for review at the Engineering Division of Public Works 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN or on the City’s web site at: http://www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/cityhall/dept/pubworks/engineer/waterres/m gmtplan/swppp/swppp.htm For further information, contact the Engineering Division at 952-563-4867 or send comments directly to the Engineering Division at: City of Bloomington Engineering Division Attn: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program 1700 West 98th Street Bloomington, MN 55431 /s/ Shelly A. Pederson City Engineer (Mar. 22, 2012) D3-SWPPP

School District 271 (Official Publication) MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 271 Bloomington, Minnesota February 27, 2012 Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, and there being a quorum present, the Board of Education of Independent School District 271, was called to order by Chair Melissa Halvorson Wiklund at 7:00 p.m. on February 27, 2012, in the Community Room at the Educational Services Center, 1350 West 106th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota. Members Present: Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, Chair; Mark Hibbs, Vice Chair; Tim Culver Clerk; Arlene Bush, Treasurer; Maureen Bartolotta, Dick Bergstrom and Nelly Korman. Administration Present: Les Fujitake, Nancy Allen-Mastro, Rod Zivkovich, Eric Melbye, Bruce Pappas, Tom Holton and Rick Kaufman. Attorney Present: David Holman. RECOGNITIONS—Oak Grove Middle School will be presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” March 14-17. Early Childhood programming video clip of PreK program at Pond Center. CONSENT ACTIONS APPROVED—Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the School Board on February 13, 2012. Personnel Items. Field Trips. Non-Resident Student Attendance Agreements 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. Danielle Forcier appointed to the Community Services Advisory Council. Occupancy Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities on behalf of Hennepin Technical College and Independent School District 271 effective March 2 through June 1, 2012. Renewal Agreement with the City of Bloomington for the Older Adult Fitness Programs effective January 1 through December 31, 2012. Gifts and Donations. Statement of Revenues and Statement of Expenditures for the month ended December 31, 2011. Receipts and Disbursements. Minor re-

visions were made to Regulation 515.1 Administrative Procedures for Research; no changes were made to the policy. ACTION ITEMS APPROVED—Accepts the Marco, Inc., St. Louis Park, Minnesota, proposal of $1,017,935.82 to replace the current district-wide phone system, accepts the U.S. Link, Inc. dba TDS, Pequot Lakes, MN proposal of $126,942.40 to provide district-wide telephone service and approves the contracts with Marco, Inc. and U.S. Link dba TDS, to accomplish this work. Accepts the Palmer West Construction Company, Inc., Rogers, MN bid of $548,800 to re-roof Oak Grove Elementary School and approves the contract with Palmer West Construction Company, Inc. to accomplish this work. Tabled (motion carried 6-1. Director Culver voted no.) to March 12 a one-year license agreement with School Space Media to advertise on school property during activities, athletic events, special events and tournaments. Second (final) readings: of new Policy 510 Activities, Policy 510.2 School or District-Sponsored Student Events, Policy 510.3 Activities and Other Student Fees. Policy 510.6 Addition/Elimination of Activities. Deletion of Policy 527 Student Parking Fees/Lots for High Schools (language from the policy/regulation has been added to policy/regulation 510.3 Activity and Other Student Fees). By unanimous vote, approved a resolution proposing the immediate discharge of a teacher: That a teacher of Independent School District 271 is proposed to be immediately discharged pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A.40, Subd. 13. That written notice shall be sent to the teacher regarding the proposed immediate discharge as provided by law. That each and all of the grounds set forth in said notice are within the grounds for the immediate discharge of a teacher pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A.40, Subd. 13. That the contract between the teacher and Independent School District 271 gives the teacher statutory rights of a teacher pursuant to Minn. Stat. 122A.40. That the contents of the notice contains private data on individuals pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minn. Stat. Chapter 13 and, therefore, the Superintendent and School Board are specifically directed to maintain the private data classification in accordance with applicable state law, including the provisions of Minn. Stat. Chapter 13. That the written notice shall be signed by the Superintendent of the Schools or his designee and served upon the teacher as determined by the administration of Independent School District 271. Service shall be either personal upon the teacher and/or by certified mail. School Board members gave committee reports. Superintendent Les Fujitake highlighted Board and District activities. There being no further business to come before the School Board, The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The minutes and resolutions are on file at the Educational Services Center, 1350 West 106th Street, and are open to public inspection. Tim Culver, Clerk (Mar. 22, 2012) D3-271Feb27RegMin

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING By the City Council CASE FILE: 9742D-12 APPLICANT: VSA, LLC PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7817 and 7839 Portland Avenue; and 615 and 625 East 78th Street (Village Square Shopping Center) PURPOSE: Preliminary and Final Plat of Portland

2nd Addition, combine four lots into one lot and one outlot DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: Monday, April 9, 2012 7:15 p.m. PLACE OF HEARING: City Council Chambers Bloomington Civic Plaza 1800 West Old Shakopee Road HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 1. Submit a letter to the address below expressing your views; and/or 2. Attend the hearing and give testimony about the proposal; and/or 3. Email: planning@ci.bloomington.mn.us Please include case file number when corresponding FURTHER INFORMATION: Steve Jorschumb, Senior Engineering Technician Engineering Division 1700 West 98th Street Bloomington, MN 55431-3027 (952) 563-4864 Email: sjorschumb@ci.bloomington.mn.us (Mar. 22, 2012) D3-9742D-12

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Bloomington to be held on Monday, April 9, 2012, after 7:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, the City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance amending Section 8.86 of the Bloomington City Code to change the existing parking regulations along Thomas Lane. Upon adoption of this ordinance, there will be no parking allowed on the west side of Thomas Lane between West 80th Street and West 81st Street. Please contact Amy Marohn, 952-563-4532, with any questions. /s/ Janet Lewis City Clerk (Mar. 22, 2012) D3-ThomasLnParking

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: Well Being Therapeutic Massage Principal Place of Business: 11331 Louisiana Circle, Bloomington, MN 55438 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: Carol Anne Mathewson, 11331 Louisiana Circle, Bloomington, MN 55438 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signLegal Notices continued on next page


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Writers FROM PAGE 1 readings, sharing poems from his new book “Once Upon a Time in Vietnam.” Neren isn’t a professional writer, but his years of refining the poetry that appears in his first book, and the professional guidance he sought along the way, earned him the 2010 Pearl Poetry Prize, and publishing of his first book, a book that dates back 23 years. His background is in science, but writing provided an outlet for him to reflect upon the disturbing experiences of his days in the Army. Without anyone to talk with about his years in the military, Neren turned to writing as a way to talk about his experiences with himself. His interest in writing led Neren to the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where he studied poetry. As he turned his military and post-military experiences into poetry, Neren entered his writings in a variety of contests. His work has been published as part of literary collections, but it wasn’t until he won the 2010 prize that he was offered an opportunity to share the scope of his writing. “You can publish a lot of individual poems, a book is a different story,” he said. His book reads like a novel, in verse form. “You have to read it from beginning to end,” he said, noting there are few poetry books that tell a story chronologically. Drawing upon his military experiences and those of others, Neren examines the unseen wounds of war, wounds that today are known as posttraumatic stress disorder. From his training as a medic preparing to deal with a nuclear holocaust during the Cuban Missile Crisis to the site of armed nuclear warheads outside his barracks, Neren writes about the battlefront, home front and the new world. Neren speaks compassionately about the themes, inspirations and influences of his

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book, but he speaks humbly about being a published author. “It’s such a crapshoot,” he said. Competing against writers from across the country, “You’re going up against the world,” he said. Had he not won the 2010 Pearl Poetry Prize, Neren thinks he’d still be refining his work and entering poetry contests, in addition to leading the Creekside Community Center poetry classes he started three years ago after realizing there wasn’t a place poetry writers congregated to share their writing and ideas. The monthly workshop meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, and has spawned the city’s annual poetry contest. What: Writers’ Festival Neren isn’t slowand Book Fair ing down now that his When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 work has been pubp.m. Saturday, March 24 lished, but he’s not Where: Bloomington counting on publishCenter for the Arts, 1800 ing a follow up, given W. Old Shakopee Road it took 23 years for his Info: xr.com/write first book to be published. “I don’t think the good Lord is going to allow me the time to write a sequel,” he said. Other writers participating in the festival include Linda Anderson, author of the Angel Animals series; Mark Munger, a district court judge, owner of Cloquet River Press and the author of eight books; and Mary Evanson Bleckwehl, the author of “Henry! You’re Late Again,” a tale of an imaginative first grader who is in a predicament every morning when his family just can’t seem to get him to school on time. The book fair is 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with rapid readings beginning at 11. The book fair and rapid readings are free. Workshops during the festival, and the keynote address by screenwriter Pat Proft, require pre-registration. The cost for workshops and the keynote address are $12 per session.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Bloomington resident seeks senate seat A former Bloomington School Board member will is running for the Senate District 49 seat. Cynthia Bemis Abrams announced her candidacy for the seat earlier this month. The new district will comprise the current Senate District 41 – west Bloomington and Edina – and add one Bloomington precinct, one Eden Prairie precinct and portions of two Minnetonka precincts. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate will seek the party’s endorsement Saturday in Bloomington. Elected to the school board in 1997, the lifelong Bloomington resident served one term.

Volunteers needed to study flora, fauna Hennepin County and its cities have a unique volunteer opportunity for those interested in getting into the wetlands: the Wetland Health Evaluation Program. Adult volunteers – who do not need a science background or previous experience – work under the direction of a team leader and receive training on wetland monitoring protocols, including both plant and insect identification. They wade through wetlands to collect and identify dragonflies, snails, cattails and more. The total time commitment is 20-40 hours throughout the months of May, June and July. All equipment is provided. Participating cities use the collected data to help determine the health of water resources and assist with natural resource management. Info: 612-596-9129 (Mary Karius) or mnwhep.org.

Watershed seeks committee members The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is seeking Citizen’s Advisors for their Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Advisors provide suggestions to the watershed staff and board of managers. Advisors volunteer for a variety of projects and activities that help the watershed district carry out its mission of flood protection and enhancing water quality. This volunteer position has a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per year. The watershed district is accepting applications for the committee until April 6. Info: ninemilecreek.org or 952-358-2276 (Claire Bleser).

LEGAL NOTICES ing 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 23, 2012 /s/ Carol Anne Mathewson, Principal (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D3-WellBeingThera

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: Arden Hall Apartments Principal Place of Business: 1000 West 80th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420

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: Stuart H. Nolan, 1000 West 80th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420 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 23, 2012 /s/ Terry Steffen, Chief Financial Officer as agent for Stuart H. Nolan (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D3-ArdenHallApts

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 con-

sumer 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: AnnMarie BakeShop Principal Place of Business: 8635 Colfax Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 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: AnnMarie BakeShop, LLC, 8635 Colfax Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 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 24, 2012 /s/ Kim Sabers, Owner (Mar. 22 & 29, 2012) D3-AnnMarieBake


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South Suburban Flyers ninthgrade winger Andrew Mortinson (14) carries the puck past a Robbinsdale/Hopk ins/Mound Westonka defender during the state adapted floor hockey tournament March 17 at Bloomington Jefferson High School. The Flyers lost 8-1 in this semifinal game and finished fourth at state.

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State title up for grabs Minnesota high school sports March Madness ends this weekend as the state Class 4A boys basketball tournament convenes at Target Center. Defending champion Hopkins is the top seed. The Royals were scheduled to play Woodbury in the quarterfinals March 21. Winner of that game advances to the semifinals against either No. 4 seed Osseo or Duluth East at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22. In the lower bracket, Eden Prairie met No. 3 seeded Eastview and No. 2 Lakeville North played Moorhead in quarterfinal games. Winners of those lower-bracket games meet in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday. State Class 4A championship game is 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

All-star basketball series Many of the state’s top senior players will appear in the 30th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series a week after the state tournament. Forty of the state’s outstanding senior players will compete in the event. Doubleheaders will be Friday, March 30, at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University and Saturday, March 31, at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul. Friday’s Blue-Gold game starts at 7 p.m. followed by the MaroonGreen game at 8:45. Saturday’s schedule will include games at 2:15 and 4 p.m. Shawn Bear of Richfield and Isaiah Zierden of BSM will compete for the Blue squad. – Compiled by Greg Kleven

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Kreidler paces Flyers to fourth place in state adapted floor hockey South Suburban squad finishes 10-5-1 BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Richfield High senior Karen Kreidler capped her adapted floor hockey career in style scoring eight goals in three state tournament games March 16-17 at Bloomington Jefferson High School. Kreidler helped her South Suburban Flyers team place fourth at state in the Physically Impaired (PI) Division. The Flyers are composed of high school players from Richfield, Edina, Bloomington and Eden Prairie. South Suburban defeated BrainerdPillager 9-4 in Friday’s quarterfinals. The Flyers lost to eventual state champion, the Robins, 8-1 in Saturday’s semifinals. The

Robins represent Hopkins, the Robbinsdale schools and Mound Westonka. South Suburban concluded tournament play with an 8-5 loss to AnokaHennepin in the third-place game later that day. South Suburban finished with a 10-5-1 record. The Flyers were second in the South Division with an 8-1-1 record during the regular season. “We finished the season strong at state,” said Flyers coach Dan Slinden. “We worked hard as a team. “Kreidler scored eight goals in the tournament and is our team’s career scoring leader with 228 goals. She was named to the all-state tournament team along with Kennedy junior Dequan Williams.” FLYERS: TO PAGE 32

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Brett Pierce The Holy Angels senior from Bloomington has signed to attend North Dakota State University on a football scholarship. The 6-foot-5, 260pound Pierce was a three-year starter and played defensive end and tight end for the Stars.

Luke Erickson The 2008 Kennedy High School graduate is a senior wrestler at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He won the New England championship at 197 pounds. The National Wrestling Coaches Association also named him a 2011-12 Scholar All-American.

Dani Anderson Anderson scored five goals as the Bloomington United Under-13 Bobcats soccer team defeated Dakota REV 6-4 March 10 at the Burnsville Soccer Blast tournament.

Jumah’ri Turner Kennedy’s basketball standout came through with a three-point shot at the buzzer as the Eagles defeated Lakeville South 71-68 March 7 in the Class 4A, Section 2 quarterfinals. Turner led the Eagles with 23 points in that game and scored 14 points in a 74-57 semifinal loss to Eden Prairie March 10.

Ben Lundeberg Lundeberg was one of the leading point producers for the Jefferson boys swimming team this season. Lundeberg qualified for state Class AA competition in the 50-yard freestyle and also participated on two relay teams in the state meet.

Kenisha Bell The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard scored 17 points in Kennedy’s 65-51 loss to Eden Prairie in the Class 4A, Section 2 girls basketball semifinals. Bell has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota.


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Juniors dominate Jefferson boys hockey awards Three Jaguar players receive all-conference honors BY GREG KLEVEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington Jefferson’s boys hockey team held its post-season awards banquet March 15 at Minnesota Valley Country Club. And numerous individual honors went to junior players and that bodes well for next year’s Jaguar squad. Junior forward Zac Beek received the John Bianchi Unsung Hero Award. Junior forward Colin Hernon was the recipient of the Tom Saterdalen Award. Junior defenseman Jack Graves was honored as the team’s Most Improved Player. Senior defenseman Ian Janco was presented the Best Defensive Player Award. Three Jefferson players were named to the All-South Suburban Conference team. Those honorees were Janco, Hernon and junior forward Jon Lindquist. Receiving all-conference honorable mention recognition were senior for-

ward Austin Hunt, junior defenseman Jack Weiss and sophomore forward Johnny Panvica. Weiss has been named Jefferson’s captain for the 2012-13 season. Alternate captains are Hernon and junior forward Tony Roisum. Jefferson’s roster was dominated by underclassmen this past season. Jaguar coach Jeff Lindquist believes his players learned valuable lessons and made good progress throughout the season. Jefferson got off to a slow start before finishing with a 7-17-3 record. The Jaguars had a 6-9-2 South Suburban Conference record. “We improved in many areas during the second half of the season,” said Lindquist. “We got stronger overall as a team and played with more consistency. “We have all but three players back for next season. One area we must work on is to get stronger physically.” Lindquist thought his team’s 6-6 overtime tie with fourth-ranked Eagan was a highlight of the Jaguars’ season. “We were down 6-2 with eight minutes remaining in the third period of that game before making a great comeback to tie the game and send it into overtime,” said

Jefferson junior forward Colin Hernon was the recipient of his hockey team’s Tom Saterdalen Award at the team’s post-season banquet March 15 at Minnesota Valley Country Club. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer)

SHORTS Youth lacrosse clinic The Bloomington Youth Lacrosse Association (BYLA) is offering clinics for boys and girls age 5 through second grade. Clinics will be Saturdays from April 29 through June 9. There will be no session on May 26. First five sessions are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Elementary School fields. The sixth session is at the Bloomington Bait Bucket Battle Lacrosse Tournament hosted by BYLA at the Jefferson High School fields. Girls need lacrosse goggles, a stick and mouth guard. Boys need a lacrosse helmet, stick, and mouth guard. Information: www.bloomingtonlacrosse.com.

BAA golf sign-ups Bloomington Athletic Association (BAA) offers a junior golf program for boys and girls ages 8-18. There are four one-hour lessons and nine rounds of golf. Awards will be presented at the season-ending tournament/picnic.

BAA golf registration sessions are 79 p.m. Wednesday, April 11; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14; and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. Registration site is Creekside Community Center at 98th Street and Penn Avenue South. Information: www.baaonline.org or 952-944-6780.

BAJ scholarship awards The Bloomington-based Born Again Jocks (BAJ) is accepting applications for nine Jerry Molosky $1,000 scholarships and two additional $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to Bloomington high school senior student-athletes. Deadline for submitting applications is Monday, April 11. Applications are available from high school counseling offices, athletic directors and BAJ scholarship committee chairman Dan Heintzman (dfheintzman@comcast.net).

Kolleens dance awards The Bloomington Kolleens Dance Team awards have been announced. Natalie Jost received the Kennedy Eagle Award and was named all-conference.

Rachel Lerom received the Jefferson Jaguar Award. Janae Legault was named Kolleen of the Year. Erin McNaughton was honored as Best Overall Dancer. Alycia Dixon and Evita Sanchez were presented Most Improved awards. Abby Stephens was named Rookie of the Year. Erin McNaughton and Sammi Grob received all-conference honorable mention. Junior varsity awards went to Kasie Lee (Best Dancer), Rocio Rubio and Nabiila Dayib (Most Improved) and Alyssa Erding (Rookie of the Year). Captain candidates for next season are Delaney Hogan-Bakke, Marissa Larson, Jenna Paszkiewicz and Katie Thomas. Tryouts for next year’s fall season team will be May 7-11. A pre-tryout meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Kennedy High School.

Dwan singles golf league Registrations are being taken for the Dwan Golf Club singles league in Bloomington. The nine-hole league will be held Sundays starting in May. The singles league is open to all metro-

area men and women. For more information, contact Cindy Burton at 612-501-7738 or Bruce Lietzke at 952-943-8787.

Creekside golf league There are openings in the Creekside Senior Golf League for new members, either as regulars or substitutes. The co-ed league meets Monday mornings at Hyland Greens Golf Course in Bloomington. The 16-week season starts in May and lasts through August. This is a 9-hole league played on a par-3 course. First tee time is 9:30 a.m. There will be a league organizational meeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 19, in Minnesota Valley Room 116 at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S. Information: 952-881-6863 (Arvie Bunch). Editor’s note: Please send all sports releases and announcements to Bloomington Sun-Current sports editor Greg Kleven at gkleven@acnpapers.com. Deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday for publication in following week’s issue.


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Former Jefferson basketball coach is honored by MSHSL The Minnesota State High School League is celebrating 100 years of state basketball tournaments. First boys’ tournament was held in 1913. State boys tournament competition was limited to a one-class, eight-team format until two classes were added in 1971. Now, there are four state tourney classes. The 2012 Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A tournament games will be conducted March 21-24 at Williams Arena, Target Center and Concordia University. The MSHSL announced its Top Five State Boys Basketball Tournament Coaches list in conjunction with the 2012 tourney. This list was compiled with the assistance of a committee of basketball historians and experts from around Minnesota. The League chose longtime Bloomington resident and retired Jefferson coach Jack Evens as one of its five state tournament coaching legends. Evens coached Jefferson boys basketball squads for 26 years before retiring 15 years ago. The Jaguars made eight state appearances under Evens’ direction and won four championships in 1976, 1982, 1986 and 1987. His career coaching record of 554-193 ranks among the 10 best in state boys

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basketball history. Evens coached Steve Lingenfelter and Kevin Lynch at Jefferson High. Both players went on to star in college and play in the NBA. The Jefferson coach has been the recipient of numerous coaching honors. He received one of his most prestigious awards in 1994 when he was elected to the Minnesota Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Jefferson’s current head boys basketball coach is Jeff Evens, son of Jack. Jack Evens joins an impressive list of state tournament coaching standouts. Other top five coaching selections were Jim Hastings (Duluth Central), Butsie Maetzold (Hopkins), Bob McDonald (Chisholm) and Ken Novak Jr. (Hopkins). The State High School League made a great decision picking Jack Evens as one of its top five basketball coaches in the history of the tournament.

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Jack Evens and his assistant Jake Lynch won numerous conference, section and state tournaments with homegrown talent. All of their Jefferson players had Bloomington zip codes for addresses unlike current high school teams that have athletes from all over the Twin Cities metro area listed on their respective rosters.

Changes in the game Evens is still a close follower of the high school game. “I attend most of Jefferson’s home games and quite a few state tournament games,” said Evens. “I’ve noticed several changes in the game since I retired from coaching. “The three-point shot has become more of a part of the game and coaching has improved as well. Also, there are now many summer camps and leagues that allow players to improve their skills.” Evens did his part making sure players learned fundamentals of the game. He started Bloomington’s first traveling basketball program. Jack is staying busy during his retirement days doing volunteer church and community work. I’ve known Jack Evens for over 30 years and he has remained a class act on and off the court.

All in the family Another wrestler from the Ness family in Bloomington has attained NCAA All-American honors. University of Minnesota freshman Dylan Ness placed second at 149 pounds in the NCAA tournament last weekend in St. Louis, Mo. Ness, a former Kennedy all-state performer, reached the NCAA finals before losing 4-1 to top-seeded and unbeaten Frank Molinaro of Penn State Saturday

Flyers FROM PAGE 30 Williams supplied three goals and four assists in the tournament. He is the team’s career assists leader in that category with 80. The Flyers scored six times in the third period to pull out a 9-4 victory over Brainerd-Pillager in the quarterfinals. Kreidler supplied four goals and one assist. Williams and ninth-grader Alexei Dickinson had two goals and three assists each. Senior Nicholas Nieson and ninthgrader Jacob Yancy collected one assist apiece.

night. Ness finished the season with a 24-9 record and helped the Gophers place second as a team in the nationals with 117.5 points. Penn State was champion with 143.0 points. Placing behind Penn State and the Gophers were Iowa (107.5), Cornell (102.5) and Ohio State (68.5). Jayson Ness, Dylan’s older brother, was NCAA champion at 133 pounds during his senior season in 2010. He also received the NCAA’s Outstanding Wrestler Award that year.

Congrats to Jungwirth Another local resident to be congratulated is former Bloomington Lincoln high school coach and physical education teacher Judy Jungwirth. Jungwirth received the Special Merit Award during the 26th annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 1 at the Minnesota State Capitol. Jungwirth was instrumental in forming a Women’s Hockey League in the late 1970s. That league conducted hockey clinics for women teaching them how to play and providing competitive opportunities. The Women’s Hockey League has now grown to 81 teams and over 1,300 women. This movement helped create momentum for the addition of high school girls hockey in Minnesota. Jungwirth was also a member of the University of Minnesota M Club Board and helped push through an initiative to present letter awards to women who participated in intercollegiate athletics prior to Title IX. Jungwirth also played professional fastpitch softball. Jungwirth coached high school teams at Lincoln High and in the Bloomington Athletic Association. Kreidler scored the Flyers’ lone goal during an 8-1 loss to the Robins in the semifinals. The Robins went on to defeat Dakota United 7-2 in the title game. South Suburban goalie Christopher Reichel made 24 saves. The Flyers settled for fourth-place honors. South Suburban lost 8-5 to AnokaHennepin in final-round action. Kreidler led the Flyers’ offense with three goals and two assists. Williams and freshman winger Andrew Mortinson scored one goal each. Goalie Reichel stopped 13 shots. “Sophomore Daniel Schmitz did a good job at defense for us this season and Reichel played well in goal,” said coach Slinden. “I was very happy with the way our season went.”


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The Bloomington Lutheran Eagles Girls A-Team captures the Martin Luther College Invitational Championship and finishes Runner-up at the Minnesota State Lutheran Basketball Tournament. To God be the Glory! Pictured front row: Natalie Wendland, Hannah Barrott, Abbey Martinson. Middle row: Cassie Shrader, Sydney Yotter, Brynn Rudie, Elle Marti. Back row: Coach Martinson, Karlie Nelson, Rebecca Sellnow, Sarah Weyrauch, Catarina Carmichael, Krissy Monson, Coach Yotter. Good luck at Nationals in Valparaiso!

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The Bloomington Lutheran Eagles Boys B-Team recently completed an undefeated season. To God be the Glory! Pictured front row: Justin Engels, Joe Schelske, Evan Laleman, Corey Wales, Tyler Larson, Wyatt Blomquist, Zac Hasbrouck. Middle row: Coach Zoellner, Jonny Gustafson, Tyler Salzwedel, Nathan Richard, Christian Levine, Brendon Bittorf, Austin McNeil, Noah Stoerzinger. Back row: Jon Liesener, Chibuike Abakporo, Jack Kuckhahn, Colin Joyce, Peter McCrea, Matthew Peterson, Geoffery McPherson, Drew Kissner. Not pictured: Coach Laleman.

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The third grade and beyond "Beavers" played in the 2011 Summer Kickers program. Pictured with their coach, left to right, front row: Jane Schroeder, Aaron George, Paige Thomson, Anne Pearce. Back row: Mervyn Nkomanana, Jhenna Becker, Adam Pazandak, Justin Holewa.

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Zick’s Concrete Solutions, L.L.C. Exp I know your Todd Zick

2230

Flooring & Tile

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.â€? 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.

952-292-2349

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

2250

Furniture Repair

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

2260

Garage Door

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com

651-457-7776

2280

Hauling

#1 All Area Hauling Lg/Sm I haul all rubbish Move, Sr. Disc 612-532-1162 6-10-15 Yard Dumpsters Bobcat Work & Black Dirt Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461 aacehaulingservices.com Rubbish Removal/Clean-Up Containers for Rent 5-18cu/yds Since 1979 952-894-7470

2290

Handyperson

$Save$ Remodeling, Baths, Kitchen Reface, Basements, Decks. 612-570-1256 Ins'd

2350

Landscaping

2290

Handyperson

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!�

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952-451-3792

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

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

952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile

Brick, Concrete, Glass Block, Tile & Misc. Home Remedy. 30yrs. Exp “No Job Too Small�

swisstoneconstruction services.com Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

Call Frank – Free Ests I Can Do It All!! Call 612-227-0197

HANDY RANDY

• Garage Slabs • Driveways • Walks • Blockwork • Footings LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED • LIC # L303-50172 • Steps INSTALLATION & REPAIR • Patios SERVING ENTIRE METRO • Overlays

• Wall Repairs • Pavers • Stamped • Colored • Exposed • Decorative • Corefills • Aprons

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30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

763-420-3036 952-240-5533 Offering Complete Landscape Services

Free Quotes & Ideas

Call Ray 952-484-3337

alandsapecreations.com

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

KITCHEN RENAISSANCE Refacing, new cabs/counters

25+ Yrs Exp. Owner/Oper Mbr:BBB 763-586-0701 kitchenrenaissance.com

Professional, Reliable. Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Gen Repairs, Painting, Flooring, In/Outside Remodeling, Handymanreliability@ gmail.com or 612-327-0100

Reasonably Priced! Carpentry, Paint & Remodel Exp'd/Lic/Ins 612-590-1887

2350

Landscaping

Visit our website:

www.JimCooperJrLandscaping.com

FREE ESTIMATES We will beat any written estimate by 10-20%

612-272-3619 612-387-4849

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

SOFTSCAPES Mulch, Rock, Edging, Sod,

www.adcreativelandscaping.com Plantings & Irrigation Services

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

www.greenvalleymn.com

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

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*10% off 1 Cleaning* BEST CLEANING WE CLEAN YOU GLEAM

Aggressive Outdoor Services

Call NOW For

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

#1 in Customer Service & Professional Design

COMPLETE LANDSCAPING SERVICES:

Making homes shine since 1994. Honest, Reliable, Detailed. Rena: 763-545-8035

Pavers: Patios/Walks/Drives, Retaining Walls, Boulders, Flagstone, Concrete, Tree & Shrub Planting, Sprinkler Systems, Decorative Rock, Sod, Grading, Mulch & Black Dirt 18+ years exp. Free Ests/Lic’d/Ins’d

763-441-7575

2320

Insulation & Weatherproofing

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

2350

fernbrooklandscape.com

2360

Lawn & Garden

#1 All Area Lawn Lawn cleanups/wkly mow Roto-tilling. 612-532-1162

Landscaping

$40 Lawn Aerations

Multi Neighbor Discount

Mark 651-768-9345

Weekly Mowing & Spring Clean-Ups Any Other Outdoor Needs. Call 952-278-0126 aggressiveoutdoorservices.net

TOM'S LAWN SERVICE Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert.

Call 952-882-9029 est 1999

OUTDOOR PERFECTION 33yr Local Resident ✤ Fertilizing ✤ Aeration ✤ Pruning

✤ Clean Ups ✤ Lawn Mowing ✤ Mulch

www.outdoorperfection.com

952-835-LAWN

2380

Moving, Storage & Shipping

Call To Book 2012 Lawn Serv. A Local Mover

Robinson Moving Over 27 Years of Service 10% Disc. for season contract Insured / Free Estimates Contracts include:  Spring Clean Up  Weekly Mowing  Fall Clean Up

952-888-4296

Field of Green Lawncare

Resid & Comm Free Ests Lawn Clean Ups, Wkly Mowing Roto-tilling & Aeration. Call Now For Neighbor 952-807-1612 Discounts!

Groundscape Inc.

31+Yrs Exp in Landscaping Designing & Planting Retaining Walls Concrete: Drives & Patios Paver Patios & Drives Drainage Solutions Irrigation Lighting

Lawn & Garden

2360

SORENSEN LAWN CARE

SorensenLawnCare.com

Commercial – Residential Full Lawn Care Services Wkly Mowing, Spring & Fall Clean-ups, Aeration Fertilizing, Hydroseeding. Landscaping Services

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

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Painting

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

*A and K PAINTING* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted 3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Ret. Walls, Sod, Mulch, Rock, Pavers, Fences, more!

Landscape 2000 Inc.

Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

Call For Spring Specials Free Ests. 763-479-6777

 



Quality Residential

Aahhh! A Fresh New Look For SPRING!

Painting & Drywall

Landscape Design, Installation, Hardscapes & Maintenance. Mowing & Delivery Services.

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Call NOW To Make An Appointment. Certified Professional, BBB

Van Buren Landscape Call 952-292-7453 vanburenlandscape.com

2360

Lawn & Garden

Ceiling & Wall Textures 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Lawn & Garden Maintenance Services Garden Design or Remodel Lawn Mowing & Clean-Ups Lawn & Plant Maintenance Container/Raised Gardens Experienced. Creative Designs. Beautiful Results.

Van Buren Landscape 952-292-7453

Mike’s Lawn & Landscape EXPERT LAWN CARE Mike Korogi OWNER/OPERATOR

Spring Clean-Up Walls Pavers Mowing

Fertilizing

952-933-6390 Fully Insured

peterdoranlawn.com

2420

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

Painting

 

  612-716-1251

Right Way PAINTING 20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher

Weekly Lawn Care • Spring & Fall Cleanups Satisfaction Guaranteed

Exterior/Interior Painting Powerwashing • Decks • Fences Window Glazing & Repairs 2 Year Labor / 10 Year Paint Warranty

Cell (612) 865-3430 • Bus. (763) 786-5215 strikercoach@earthlink.net

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

LOWEST PRICES, BEST QUALITY

HARDSCAPES

Lawn & Garden

2360

952-884-3200

Housecleaning

MN Lic BC20122701

Tile Drywall Trim Cabinets Doors Windows Baths Flooring Randy 612-281-8930

Patios, Walks, Retaining Walls Shrubbery Removal & Replacement Shrubs, Trees, Perennials Planted Deco. Rock, Edging, Brush/Buckthorn Clearing Mulch Installation (Many Varieties) Complete Landscape Renovation & Design

3 Generations of Concrete Expertise

Water Features & Pavers.

THE CLEAN TEAM

YOUR HOMETOWN LANDSCAPER

www.MinnLocal.com

• Decks • Basements • Kitchen/Bath Remod • Roofing & Siding • All Types of Tile

2310

Landscaping

RETAINING WALLS

All HOME REPAIR

Specializing In Residential Concrete #1 in Well Pit Steps Patios • Sidewalks • Driveways Exposed Aggregate • Bobcat Work Free Estimates • References • Fully Ins. • Bonded

Awards

R&J Construction

HOME SPARKLERS ReliableFussyReasonable 20+ yrs, Ref/Ins 612-869-3661

Jim Cooper, Jr. Landscaping Inc. Quality Work Since 1983

READERS’ CHOICE

2350

Regrout, Tile, Painting, Etc. We Do it All • Lowest Rates

Member: MNLA • Licensed/Insured • FREE Estimates

BLOOMINGTON READER’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

Handyperson

www.bestcleaningservices.com

problems... We’re neighbors!

(42yr Blmgtn Resident)

952-465-2227

2290

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

612.869.2454

2100

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WWW.RIGHTWAYMN.COM

A Fresh Look, Inc. LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1978

Mowing • Fertilizing Spring & Fall Cleanup Landscaping Snowplowing

READERS’ CHOICE

Awards

Voted #1 Lawn Care Company by Sun Readers

www.MinnLocal.com

www.fertilawnmn.com Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331

Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts

Lic. #BC626700 Credit Cards Accepted

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

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Painting

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

A German Craftsman

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

Bell Professional Painting 23 yrs serving SW Ext Ptg Best Prices 952-949-0444 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 DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext 3 Rooms $175. Paper rem Enamel Refs avail. 952-201-1577

St. Christoper Decorating Old World Craftsmanship/24 Yrs

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

A Family Operated Bus.

Re-roofs Tear-offs BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586 Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156 Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 32 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB TOP QUALITY ROOFING

FOR LESS $$$

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

952-472-5670

BBB

952-451-7151 Ins/Bonded

2430

Sell It, Buy It, Search For It In Sun Classifieds

Paperhanging

PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster

www.MinnLocal.com

Why Wait Roofing LLC

Will Beat Anybody's Price! NEW HORIZONS TREE & LANDSCAPING

BIG TREES & STUMPS CHEAP!!

612-210-5267 952-443-9957

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

612-203-4309

Lic #20156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty Tree Service

2620

15% Spring Discount

Forget The Rest Call The Best!!

www.vincestree.com Full Tree & Landscape Services. Serving The Entire Metro Area. 763-954-1063 BBB Accredited Business

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

Any & All Home Repairs

FREE ESTIMATE S

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

Plumbing

612-275-2574

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

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

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

612-827-7980

A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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

Tree Service

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

2630

Upholstery & Slipcovers

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

2660

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444 Window Cleaning Professionally Done. Most Houses $89. 952-454-8445

2620

Tree Service

High Risk Climbing, Stump Grinding and Storm Clean Up ng 20% Sopurint Disc

952-934-7600

Quality Work and Low Rates

www.idealtreemn.com Since 1978

DAN WIMMER

(952) 881-2122 • (612) 599-6385

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

An Honest Plumber

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

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

2490

Powerwashing

Cemetery Lots

For Sale: 4 Lots Glenhaven Good Samaritan Garden $7,000 for all. 320-243-3165

Furnishings

3160

BR Set: Qn. size, light wood, bkcase hdbrd, triple drssr, 2 nite stands. Mint cond! $400. 952-831-2998

Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 Pine Log Handmade Twin vaults w/companion head- Loft Bed $500or OBO 763stone. Value $8,990. Asking 559-9344. $4,300/BO. 218-828-3608 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins, MN. 2 side by side plots, $950 ea. 602-861-8082

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Collectibles & Art

'91 World Champion MN Twins – Bobbleheads, full set (26). New – in original pkg., $599. Call 952-927-0788

Estate Sales

EDEN PRAIRIE 11003 Bell Oaks Estates Fri., March 23 (8:30-5:30) #'s Friday at 8am

Beautiful fine art! HH furnishings, quality furniture, patio furniture, sporting goods, & much more!

www.willmatthill.com EDINA - 5210 Villa Way Antiqs, furn, collectibles, 50” HD TV, DR sets, more!

3/22 (1-7); 3/23-25 (9-7) HAM LAKE

1141 133rd Lane NE Sat., March 24 (8:30-4:30)

Misc. Wanted

3270

  WANTED   Hifi/stereo equip., HAM, & misc. old electronics. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

952-933-0200 Musical Instuments

3280

Piano player: mahog. Upright. $849 612-377-4715

3500

Sat., March 24 (8:30-4:30)

Garage Sales this week Bloomington

3506

Estate 3/24 (8-4); 3/25 (104) Furn, tools, china, HH, misc. 9219 Chicago Ave So.

Richfield

3567

Moving Sale: Furn, Antiq, HH, Fri 3/23 (12-5), Sat 3/24 (8-4) 6800 Oliver Ave S

#'s Saturday at 8am

Sun., March 25 (8:30-3:30) Model car collection, die cast items, Coca-Cola & vintage memorabilia, high quality furniture & furnishings

www.willmatthill.com

Free Ests Lic’d & Ins’d

Lic # 20431519BC

3090

3130

Ideal Tree Service Tree Removal, Tree Trimming

Roofing • Siding • Windows

*A One Man Company* 30 yrs exp. Call Steve 612-788-5558 Lic#4040

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952-883-0671 Tree Removal BBB Accredited Silver Fox Services

CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

Special $89/with ad!

Tree Service

2620

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

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

2470

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984

(763) 550-0043 (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600 3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

2490

Powerwashing

2490

Powerwashing

Senior Discounts

POOF! Sell your stuff in

5100

Senior Rentals

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING

Sun•Classifieds

BOB’s

and watch it disappear!

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

Merchandise

392-6888

5100

Senior Rentals

Boat Services, Storage & Slips

Don't Be Left Aground Come Boat the Mississippi www.watergatemarina.net Slips available for all sizes Plenty of water!

Call JP at 651-695-3783

3810

Sporting Goods & Misc

Personal Gun Collection for Sale. High quality! Call for pricing. 612-408-0222

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets

3900

3970

Pets

Peeka & Boo, 2 sweet & beautiful, bro & sis, orange tabby cats, together only to a special loving home. All tests/shots/spay/neut. $75 for both. Jerry 952-888-9524

4000

Family Care

4200

Child Care Wanted

Shakopee - FT Nanny Mature, loving Nanny with Infant experience for Twins Beg. 5/15/12 $550 wk

LCHS 651-209-1111 lovingcarehomeservices.com

5100

Penn Ave. & 494, Bloomington

3000

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March 30, 31 & April 1 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4

Great Service Affordable Prices

Leisure

5000

Southtown Mall

General Contractors

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Rentals Senior Rentals

South Mpls: New opportunity to rent a 1BR apartment in an established 55+ building. Convenient location. Call 612-721-5077

5400

Houses For Rent

LKVILLE RENT2OWN Bad Credit ok. 4Br/3Ba $1850/mo. 612.216.6248 Turn your unneeded items in to

$$$$$$$$ Sell your items in Sun Classifieds

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Senior Rentals

„Affordable

rents based on income for qualified adults 62 years of age and better „Controlled access entry „Elevator „Laundry facility on site „Community room with kitchen „Great location, close to bus line, medical and shopping „Computer lab

Our job is to make you look good!

763-225-6200

www.sparklewashcmn.com

SOUTH HAVEN APARTMENTS „ 3400 PARKLAWN AVE „ EDINA More Information:

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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Rental Information

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Home Health Aides Needed! Earn $10.00-$12.00/hr. helping Seniors in their homes. Seeking HHA's for eve, o/n, wknd shifts. Fluent English + car required. Apply online at: www.homeinstead.com/167

Apartments & Condos For Rent

EDINA CONDO 4 RENT

2 BR, 2 BA, 1800sf Sec Bldg No Pets/Smoke $1500/mo. Appt Only Av Now 858-663-0939

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Thomas Allen Inc.:

Registered Nurse: South St. Paul, Burnsville, Bloomington Registered Nurse 5-6 hrs/wk can be split into two positions. Must be RN, Driver's Lic, Insur, clean record, own vehicle. Prefer 3 years experience with developmental Disabled or seniors. Contact: Sandy Q, Fax resume 651-450-7923

Help Wanted/ Full Time

* * * * *

GREAT JOB WITH GREAT BENEFITS $12.00 PER HOUR TO START. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Exec/Admin Ass't Wealth mgmt firm in Normandale Lake complex We're looking for motivated individuals to join Min- seeks person with 5+ yrs nesota's #1 real estate team. exp. Excellent inter-perWe'll provide the training sonal and communication and resources. You bring skills. Strong knowledge the desire for personal and of MS Office. Accurate, definancial growth. Together tail-oriented, mature and we'll build your real estate trustworthy multi-tasker. 25-35 hours per week. career. Call Irene Levy at Available immediately. 952-949-4759 or email: Fax cover letter and iblevy@cbburnet.com resume to 952-921-8667

A New Career

Social Services

9100 6400

Health Care

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Biz-2-Biz Interviewing Home Based Business mktg experience. No home calling. 15+hrs/ wk avail from your home. M-F days. $13-$18/hr. Call 952-252-6000 infotechmarketing.com

Contractor Drivers Independent Contractor with own Dock, Cube or Sprinter. Dynamex, an industry leader in the messenger and dedicated logistics delivery business has Contractor Driver opportunities available. Sign on Bonus and Fuel Surcharge provided. Build your own company and be your own boss.

Open House from 9am to 11am on Wednesday for Food

Crew Leads/Crew Members Needed

Prescription Landscape is looking for energetic and motivated persons to join our production teams. We have openings at both locations, Crystal and St. Paul. Job duties include operating mowing equipment, physical labor; up to and including bending, kneeling and lifting up to 45 lbs, and other duties as assigned. Seasonal and year-round positions available. Year-round positions include snow and ice management; plowing, shoveling, etc. Experience helpful but not required, on the job training available. Some positions require a valid and clean driver's license. Pre-employment drug/alcohol testing required. Compensation: $10.00-$18.00 pending experience. For more information visit our web site at: www.rxlandscape.com or email sueleatherman@ rxlandscape.com or phone Sue at 651-379-4713

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5100

Oak Grove

Spring Deals

TWO MONTHS FREE Rent

952-373-2200

www.OakGroveSR.com

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Inventory Takers Needed! Starting Pay: $9/hr. Regular p/t work. Paid Travel/ per diem. Paid Training. Group health plan after 90 days. Apply Online: www.RGIS.com/careers keyword 51 Medical Assistant Busy peds clinic in West metro needs FT MA w/ 2yrs+ peds exp. Strong caring work ethic. X-Ray cert preferred. Fax resume to Tara @ 952-473-7908

Manufacturing. All skill Mystery Shoppers levels & warehouse/ForkEarn up to $100/day. Unlift. Call for more info dercover shoppers needed 952-924-9000 to judge retail & dinning establishments. No exp Join Our Team req. Call 855-219-4443

BIOLYPH needs ProducTo find out more please tion Assistants who call Donna 651-746-5945 9000 Employment are conscientious, mature, responsible perfectionists with strong verbal EnBusiness glish communication Opps & Info skills to help produce diAdvertising Disclaimer agnostic tests during the CSR/Account Rep Because we are unable to day shift. All training proBenefits include check all ads that are vided. placed in our media, we pd. holidays and vacation, Responsibilities: Providing Informaencourage you to be safe health & dental ins., & 401 tion for Potential and be careful before giv- (k). Our work environis professional, Members. ing out any important ment information such as credit clean, comfortable, smokeUpdate Current Memcard numbers or social free, quiet and friendly. bers Account Inforsecurity numbers, when You will generally be mation scheduled between 32-40 responding to any ad. Assist in Setup & hrs. per wk. Troubleshooting of Call 952.936.0990 for a Health Sales Reps New Member Equipjob description & direc* BURNSVILLE & Care ment tions. Apply in person MINNETONKA Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00 at General Sales & MarBRANCH * PCA 1317 - 5th St. So., Hopkins keting Support EfLooking for a CAREER, PCA needed in central forts NOT just a pay check? Bloomington, Monday, All experience levels EXPERIENCED Tuesday, and WednesQualifications: encouraged to apply! TOW DRIVERS! day 9am-5pm and possiCompetitive base + College degree is a FT/PT. 612-919-4071 ble weekend hours. Call commission strong plus. (High ALT. # 952-949-2900 Molly at 952-814-7400 Benefits: School Diploma / Paid Training, benefits GED required) package and fuel reimSenior Senior Excellent verbal and bursement. Rentals Rentals written communicaRequired to pass: tion skills required. Drug screen, background SENIOR RESIDENCE Flexible Schedule and motor vehicle record SMOKE & PET FREE BUILDING Apply at: (nights, weekends checks. jobs.TruGreen.com and holidays are a Burnsville 952-895-3400 must). For adults 55+ • Independent Living • Great Value Minnetonka 952-933-7360 Ability to multi task 114 Reform St, Norwood-Young America AA/EOE/M/F/V/D 1+ year experience in a customer service Help Wanted/ environment is a strong plus. and a Part Time Knowledge of computers Free underground garage parking space and Microsoft software re- Confirm delivery of adverfor 12 months on a 12 Month Lease. tising circular to your quired (Word/Excel) home. https://www. Offer good through March 2012, for new residents only. We offer a starting salary secretshopper.com/tcv of $14 - $17 per hour. to sign up. Pays $10. Call TODAY (PT/FT) Interested Candito arrange a dates should forward re- Personal driver West Bloomington. 1-3 hrs/wk. sumes to : personal tour Cash paid. 612-554-4892 entrylevel00@gmail.com

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Part Time Outside Sales Seeking experienced sales professional representing a small service provider to commercial office buildings. Fifteen to twenty hours per week. Please send a short work history and any salary requirements to: Sales, P.O. Box 44701, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

PT Retail Sales

Love clothes? Retail experience? If you have a few extra hours/week Call Nancy 952-746-4440 Galleria location Social Services

Thomas Allen Inc.: Program Counselor (Richfield)

Hours: E/O Sat & Sun 10am-9pm.Experience preferred, Lifting required (up to 75 lbs), Total cares home. Driver's license, clean record required. To Apply: Suew@ thomasalleninc.com or 651-789-1230 x332 For more openings and information go to: www.thomasalleninc.com AA/EOE

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Volunteer Programs

Local Stipend Volunteer Position

The Senior Companion Program is looking for women age 55+ willing to be a friendly visitor to those who are isolated and homebound. Need to commit minimum 15 hours per week, be comfortable driving and working independently. Reimbursement for time, meals, and travel.

Contact Kate Neuhaus 651-310-9447

9500

Automotive

9720

Auto Information & Insurance

Cheap Car Insurance Call John - 952-842-1163

9810

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 952-818-2585

9810

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$$200 + UP$

JUNK& REPAIRABLE Cars/Truck JACK'S AUTO 612-919-2707 OR 763-533-7122

Runners & Non Runners 612-810-7606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured www.cash4clunkers.com CASH! For Your Junked Wrecks or Unwanted Vehicles. Free Tow-Aways

612-805-2692

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

9900

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

01 GMC Yukon XLT 1500

AT, 4WD, Red w/grey lthr, heated seats, 230K, very well maint., 1 owner, clean inside/out, no rust, 3rd seat, rear heat/ac. $3800 Mike 612 987 1044

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Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada

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SUN CLASSIFIEDS AU TO • E M P LOY M E N T • R E A L E S TAT E

BUSINESS SERVICES

Please call 952-392-6888 for business rates.

MERCHANDISE MOVER (CMM) $44.00

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more • Includes mnsun.com website

GARAGE SALES (CGS) $40

• 3 lines, 2 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $10.00 • FREE Garage Sale Kit available at one of our three offices - Or we can mail it to you for an additional $4.50 • Rain Insurance $2.00 • Includes mnsun.com website

TRANSPORTATION (CTRAN) $44

CONTACT US

Classified Phone Classified Fax Classified Billing Legal Notices

952-392-6888 952-941-5431 952-392-6890 952-392-6801

DEADLINE: Mondays at 3:00 pm* *Earlier on Holiday Weeks BY PHONE: BY FAX: BY MAIL:

952-392-6888 952-941-5431 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Attn: Classified IN PERSON: Visit the Eden Prairie Classified Office

HOW TO PAY

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Includes mnsun.com website *Includes www.wikimetro.com website

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

13 WEEK RUN! (CTIL)

LOCATION

$50 Merchandise only

• 3 lines, Runs for 13 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • For 1 item priced under $2500, price must be in ad, must call every fourth week to renew, private party ads only • Includes mnsun.com website • Maximum of 13 weeks

FREE CLASSIFIEDS

One Item for Sale, $100 or Less • Mail or FAX in only Tuesday - Thursday Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.

EDEN PRAIRIE 10917 Valley View Road

SERVICES & POLICIES

Sun Newspapers reserves the right to edit, refuse, reject or cancel any ad at any time. Errors must be reported on the first day of the publication, and Sun Newspapers will be responsible for no more than the cost of the space occupied by the error and only the first insertion. We shall not be liable for any loss or expense that results from the publication or omission of an advertisement.

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PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM COMPLETELY Mail order form to: Sun•Classifieds, 10917 Valley View Road • Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Or fax order form to: 952-941-5431 Deadline: Mondays at 3:00 pm - Earlier deadline on Holiday Weeks Note: Newsprint does not fax legibly, you must fax a photocopy of the completed order form below. Please use this order form when placing your Classified ads.

• Use the grid below to write your ad. • Please print completely and legibly to ensure the ad is published correctly.

TO PLACE YOUR AD

Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD

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PRIVATE PARTY RATES

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• Punctuate and space the ad copy properly. • Include area code with phone number. • 3 line minimum

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Choose from the following 5 zones:

Please fill out completely.

Sun•Sailor

Incomplete forms may not run.

Chanhassen, Excelsior, Hopkins, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, St. Louis Park, Wayzata

Amount enclosed: $________________________

■ Sun•Focus

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■ Sun•Current South

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Rosemount, Savage

■ Sun•Current Central

Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield

■ Sun•Post

Classification _____________________________ Date of Publication ________________________ Credit Card Info: ■ VISA ■ MasterCard ■ American Express Card # ____________________________________ Exp. Date __________________CID #__________ Name ____________________________________ Address __________________________________ __________________________________________

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City ______________________ Zip ____________

884235 Private Party Form • September 2011

(W) ______________________________________

Phone: (H) ________________________________


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MEGHAN SMITH

1998 CHEVY 1500 EXT CAB 4X4

Senior Meghan Smith ranks in the top 10% of her class and has been selected to receive a Senior Achievement Award for Curricular Excellence. She is a 3 year member of Kennedy’s Sinfonia Orchestra as an accomplished violinist. Meghan also is a 3 year member of the Science Olympiad team, winning two awards in competition. KENNEDY

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