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BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS It’s a circus unlike any other, and for its return to Minnesota, it will call Bloomington its home. Cirque du Soleil returns next week with “Ovo,” a touring show featuring acrobatic storytelling set to music and performed under a blue and yellow big top tent in the north parking lot at Mall of America. The Montreal-based theater group tours the world with arena and tent shows, finding its way to Minnesota about once every two years with a new big top production. Ovo has been in production since April 2009 and has a busy schedule that will keep its performers and crew on the road months beyond the four weekends and three weeks of performances in Bloomington. “There’s no end in sight yet,” according to Peter de Baaij, the tour manager for the production. Ovo, which means egg in Portuguese, explores a colorful ecosystem where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love. When a mysterious egg appears, the insects are awestruck and curious about the iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. The production’s 54 performers, including nine musicians, will bring the story to life under the Cirque du Soleil big top nine times

Dressed to kill? Police officers, firefighters and paramedics demonstrate the ramifications of a post-prom car crash for Bloomington Jefferson High School students May 16. Students from the school’s Positive Forces for Change organization portrayed the victims of a two-vehicle crash, including senior Zach Roberts, who was fastened to a spinal board prior to being loaded into an ambulance. Senior Meg Willems was attended to by paramedics while she laid on the grass in front of her classmates. Junior Hannah Werth was the driver of one vehicle, and died at the scene. (Photos by Mike Hanks • Sun Newspapers)



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Local men share hobby at ‘Boots and Treads’ show Minnesota Military Figure Society scale model show May 21 at Fleming Field in South Saint Paul BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS For Tim Streeter of Edina, modeling is more than glue and decals. A member of the Minnesota Military Figure Society, historical accuracy is key. “One of the neat thing about modeling is you can get really into the research,” said

Streeter, chair of the group’s upcoming scale model show “Boots and Treads II” Saturday, May 21, at Fleming Field Municipal Airport in South Saint Paul. Streeter will enter three versions of an M7 Priest, a self-propelled artillery vehicle used in World War II in the show. Equipment often had several variations as


troops made upgrades. For one figure, he spent hours determining just how the driver’s instrument panel was laid out. “Back in the 1940s no one was running around taking pictures thinking 60 or 70 years later someone might want to make a model of this instrument panel,” said Streeter.

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Bloomington Kennedy High School has announced its 2011 inductees into the Fine Arts and Activities Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees – Shirley Graham and Dick Green – are former teachers and coaches. Graham was hired as a language arts and public speaking teacher in 1987 and coached the speech team for more than 20 years. She was responsible for growing a fledgling program with three students to 40 competitors who won meet, conference and state awards. Graham began teaching in 1968, with stops at Olson and the former Portland junior high schools and Jefferson and the former Lincoln high schools before moving to Kennedy. Green taught art at Kennedy from 1966 to 1993 and coached wrestling, soccer, football, track, cross-country, running and Nordic skiing in his 27-year career. After retirement, Green spent the next 15 years conducting watercolor classes at art centers throughout the metro area. His paintings have appeared

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Students see fundraising efforts pay off in Guatemala BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Student groups throughout Bloomington’s schools raise money for a variety of charitable causes each year. Last week, technology provided students at Ridgeview Elementary School with a firsthand look at how their donations would benefit children 2,000 miles away. Ridgeview students donated $1,444 to Smile Network International, a Minneapolis-based charity that coordinates surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or genetic defects. The organization has a program geared toward students, Champions for Children. Program co-chair Sandy Lynch is the mother of Ridgeview second-grader Isabelle Lynch. The family’s involvement with the program stems from Sandy Lynch’s brother, who grew up with a cleft palate and was often bullied in school because he looked and sounded different, Sandy Lynch recalled. The family has been closely connected to Smile Network since Sandy Lynch’s brother died in 2006. Memorials to her brother were donated to Smile Network in his memory. The Champions for Children program encourages students to raise money for children with birth defects. By encouraging children to help others it is hoped that they will become more compassionate and less likely to bully classmates who are different, Sandy Lynch explained. Isabelle wanted Ridgeview to become a Champions for Children school, so she pitched the program to Principal Steven Abrahamson, who encouraged her and the student council to put together a fundraising plan. The students raised money through “a week of change,” according to student council advisor Jeff Hopkins.

Above, Ridgeview Elementary School students, left to right, Spencer Christensen, Isabelle Lynch, Olivia McCaa and Spencer Kendall participate in an online conversation with representatives of the Smile Network May 12 at Ridgeview Elementary School. Students raised money earlier this year to support Smile Network’s mission trip to Guatemala and school representatives had a chance to talk with doctors and the family of a patient who is benefitting from Smile Network’s mission, to fund surgical trips around the world and provide supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips and cleft palates. At right, Ridgeview Elementary School student Spencer waves goodbye to the Smile Network volunteers and family of Raul, an infant about to have surgery in Guatemala, funded through donations to Smile Network International. (Photos by Mike Hanks • Sun Newspapers)

Students earned in-school bonuses for money they raised by doing extra chores around their house, and the school sold pizza discount cards to raise additional money for Smile Network.

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It takes a lot to reach 30 years My parents will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 22. Thirty years. That, my friends, is a LOT of years. Don’t tell my folks, but my siblings and I have been planning a surprise party. Again, don't tell ’em. I’m trusting you on this. We’ve all got to keep it quiet. But anyway, I was working on the guest list, which included members of the family, friends from church, work and otherwise, even the dogs, and I got to thinking about how long 30 years really is and the dedication and resolve it must take to remain together that long. Think about it: how many of us can claim we’ve done any-

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thing continuously for, say, five years or two years or even a year? Heck, I couldn’t even finish writing up the guest list without hopping over to a computer to start typing out a column. We’re flighty people these days, or at least I know I am. Sticking to anything is tough for most. Things just change so quickly and we’re all along for the ride. I’ve got friends who, in far less than 30 years, have had

Uncontrolled intersections really grind my gears Adding yield or stop signs increases safety BY SETH ROWE • SUN NEWSPAPERS You know what really grinds my gears? Uncontrolled intersections. I don’t actually have gears in my Honda Civic Hybrid but rather an infinite number of effective gear ratios in its continuously variable transmission, but the point here is they’re wearing down my brakes. Twice in recent weeks I’ve been winding through curvy intersections in St. Louis Park casually minding my company’s business when I discovered that while I did not have a stop sign, neither did vehicles coming from other directions. Thus, I have twice had to slam on my brakes in recent weeks upon learning receiving quite quickly this revelation. Once the breakthrough hit me at a T-intersection but I had already slowed to a crawl anyway. The other time, I realized the driver of a purple sport utility vehicle coming toward me at a nearly 90-degree angle had no intention of stopping. Fortunately, my brakes are still in reasonably decent working condition and I avoided a collision, but I recalled that I have been meaning to write a column on the matter for years. Back in yester-decade, I wrote for the Richfield Sun-Current when uncontrolled intersections became nearly as controverINTERSECTIONS: TO NEXT PAGE

multiple careers and more than one marriage. That is a whole litany of sweeping changes. I’m not saying you have to stay the exact same way, doing the exact same thing, but sticking with something doesn’t mean being inflexible. For example, I know a fellow down in Arizona who’s worked in newspaper backshops since he was 13 years old. To give some perspective on my friend’s age, he frequently liked to remind me, as he lit a cigarette behind the press building, that his Zippo lighter was older than me. He’s put in a solid half-century doing the same job at only a few different newspapers. He’s a typesetter by trade, and while both he and the job have

changed some over the years, he’s adapted to it and gets the paper out each day with the same clockwork efficiency on a computer as he did when it was hot type. In the same vein, I’m fairly certain my folks are not the same people they were when they first got married. They’ve lived, changed and grown over time to be the people they are today. That’s perseverance, and, of course, they did it together. I’m no marriage expert, and don’t pretend to be an expert on anything, actually, but it seems to me that experiencing 30 years of life together is one heck of a thing. Congratulations, Mom and Dad.

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Intersections FROM PREVIOUS PAGE sial as the city’s locally renowned roundabouts. In 2006, I wrote that a proposal to eliminate uncontrolled intersections in Richfield through the use of stop signs “led to a minor collision of opinions.” In a pun-filled article introduction, I revealed that the suggestion’s momentum had “ground to a halt.” The issue is a very serious one, though. The Richfield controversy arose after a traffic fatality occurred at an uncontrolled intersection. Vast residential areas of Richfield at the time lacked right-of-way signs or signals at intersections. A city study of the nearly 200 uncontrolled intersections in Richfield between 1997 and 2001 found that the crash rate at uncontrolled intersections was 60 percent higher than at controlled intersections. When the Richfield City Council

considered installing stop signs at uncontrolled intersections, some residents and officials initially opposed the move because they did not want to come to a complete stop at intersections in their neighborhoods. “Once you put up all those signs up and people say, ‘This is crazy, we’re starting and stopping all the time,’ now it’s hard to take them down,” said Marty Kirsch, the city’s mayor at the time. “Stop signs don’t always do what you think they will because there’s evidence of people who just roll right through them.” However, he joined a unanimous council decision to add new stop signs to several uncontrolled intersections later in 2006. The result? A University of Minnesota statistical analysis of about two years of data found the stop signs added in Richfield in 2006 led to vehicles traveling at slower speeds and half the automobile crashes. The Richfield City Council responded by ordering the installation of 176 stop signs.

Knowing when another vehicle has to stop intuitively strikes me as safer than not knowing. Frankly, I generally anticipate that if I do not see a stop sign or stop light, I have the right of way. Finding out otherwise at an uncontrolled intersection is startling. Even graveled streets in the village of Wildrose, N.D., where I lived as a young child, had stop signs at intersections. If coming to a stop at intersections is really such a burden, I would suggest the method used in another town I lived in during my childhood, Blooming Prairie, Minn. In addition to making its streets nearly wide enough to park a semitrailer crosswise – an idea that would have benefited Minneapolis and its suburbs in areas – the town used yield signs instead of stop signs along residential side streets with even lower traffic volumes than Blooming Prairie’s main streets. Under this brilliant scheme, drivers knew they had to give way to vehicles on cross streets but did not actually have to come to a complete stop at intersections if no one presented an obstacle; they could


use what my mother used to refer to as a “California Stop” instead. Just imagine the brakes – or gears for the standard transmission vehicles still on the roads – that could be saved through such an ingenious solution? In the meantime here is the law in Minnesota regarding uncontrolled intersections: When two motorists approach an uncontrolled intersection at about the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left should yield to the vehicle on its right. At uncontrolled T-intersections, the driver that is required to turn should yield to other traffic. Drivers should always yield to pedestrians. How many people could cite all that off the top of their heads in the fraction of a second in which a driver has to make a decision? How many of the drivers in oncoming vehicles could cite the law in the same short time span? I had to look it up in our archives myself to be sure. Let’s all learn the law, but let’s also put a stop to dangerous uncontrolled intersections.

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Burglary arrest A 27-year-old Edina woman suspected of burglarizing a Bloomington business was arrested after fingerprints from a February incident matched hers. The woman, who was arrested May 5, is suspected of burglarizing Hallmark Cleaners, 2215 W. 90th St., Feb. 15. Police responded to an alarm at the dry cleaning business and found an unsecured door in the back of the store, Stehlik said. Inside, a cup containing coins was found lying on the floor of an office, and the office door appeared to have been pried open. The suspect drew further attention to herself when a patrol officer found her

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Vandalism A rock was thrown through the window of a Bloomington business May 8. A passerby reported the broken window of the entrance door at O’reilly Auto Parts, 9246 Lyndale Ave. S., on May 8. Police arrived shortly after 7 a.m. and found the window broken by a black rock inside the entrance of the store. Nothing was reported missing.

Local legislators to give session wrap-up Did our legislature agree on a budget bill? Will we have a tax cut or tax increase? Will the Vikings get a new stadium? Sen. Geoff Michel, Rep. Keith Downey and Rep. Pat Mazorol will give answers during a legislative wrap-up at the Senate District 41 Republican dinner meeting Tuesday, May 24, at Calvary

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Firefighters getting state’s first high-rise fire simulator $549,000 project in original plans for South Metro Public Safety Training Facility BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS Local firefighters will soon be able to train in the state’s first high-rise fire simulator at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility. The Bloomington, Eden Prairie and Edina city councils recently agreed to share the half-million dollar price tag. It will be the most significant upgrade to the law enforcement and firefighting training center since it opened in Edina in 2003, according to Executive Director Debra Fields. Bloomington Police and Fire, Eden Prairie Police and Fire, Edina Police and Fire and Metropolitan Airport Commission Police jointly funded the $7.3 million construction of the facility, which includes shooting ranges, classrooms and the seven-story tower.

The sixth-floor of the tower at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility in Edina, built in 2003, is ready for the installation of a fire simulator that will help local firefighters train for high-rise fires. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers) The tower was plumbed to accommodate fire simulators on the first, second and sixth floors, but the sixth-floor

burner was scrapped when the budget fell short of plans. “This is a big one and we’ve waited

for a long time,” said Fields. Based on the size of each agency, the city of Bloomington will pay $225,000, Eden Prairie will pay $192,000 and Edina will pay $132,000. The Eden Prairie City Council approved its share in February and the Bloomington City Council in March. Edina gave the final go ahead May 3. The project also includes installation of a flashover simulator on the sixth floor. Both simulators are fueled by natural gas and are expected to be in place in about six months. Fire chiefs from the three agencies said the equipment is necessary for practicing high-rise fire response. There are several high-rise buildings in Edina, Eden Prairie and Bloomington. “High-rise fires are very, very different than typical structure fires,” said Edina Fire Chief Marty Scheerer, “but there’s not a high-rise fire trainer in the state.” “This will protect the firefighters, protect the cities, protect the strucSIMULATOR: TO NEXT PAGE

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Simulator FROM PREVIOUS PAGE tures and dramatically improve the training,” he said. Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen said it used to be when older farm homes made way for residential projects, the fire department could get permission to use the structures to practice live firefighting skills. “Now there are less opportunities with the cities more developed and homes built closer together,” he said. High-rise opportunities are even fewer and farther between. Bloomington Fire Chief Ulie Seal, a longtime firefighter, said he recalls last drilling high-rise work some 20 years ago at a hotel slated for demolition near Interstate 494 and France Avenue. “Opportunities for high rise firefighting except for the real deal don’t come along very often,” said Seal. Seal said Bloomington Fire trains at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility almost weekly, and still does exercises for high-rise response, like laying hose lines in smoke conditions in the stairwell and

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From an incident command and tactical perspective, Seal said there are also lessons to be learned, such as how to get enough firefighters to upper floors to launch an initial attack, and how to continue to supply them with air cylinders. “It’s a great simulation of an experience that hopefully we’ll never have here,” said Esbensen. “Our people will be in a position to react and have confidence in the fact they’ve practiced those tactics.” Fields said investing in improvements also benefits the member agencies financially. About half of the

annual operating cost is covered by rental income – not the member agencies. As a premiere training facility, it will continue to generate user fees. Currently, the facility collects more than $200,000 from public users for firearms classes and shooting range access as well as other firefighting and law enforcement agencies. Fields said the top three renters are Metro Transit, the Veterans Affairs Police Department and the Federal Air Marshal Service. The South Metro Public Safety Training Facility is located at 7525 Braemar Blvd., Edina.

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COMMUNITY LINE Kristen Dahlen of Bloomington received the Outstanding Student in Criminology Award from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Alice Bartsch of Bloomington was honored by the University of WisconsinMadison with the School of Music Alumni Association Award. The following Bloomington students received diplomas from Minnesota State University, Mankato: Ahamadou Alassani, B.S., Electronic Engineering Tech, Magna Cum Laude; Nicole Arndt, B.S., Elementary Education; Joseph Aust, B.S., Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude; Adam Barten, B.S., Finance; Maurice Brule, M.P.A., Public Administration; Nicholas Crandall, B.S., Management; Michael Dunnmon, B.S.,

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St. Louis Park couple opens BrightStar center to serve metro Rolph and Rebecca Blythe recently opened a new BrightStar, full-service, medical and nonmedical home care and medical staffing agency at 4601 Excelsior Blvd., No. 403, in St. Louis Park. Their business serves south Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Edina. They have purchased another territory from BrightStar and in approximately 6-9 months will begin serving the Bloomington, Richfield and Eden Prairie communities. Therefore, they plan to add approximately 100 jobs to these local markets within the next year. Rolph Blythe spent the past 15 years working in book publishing. He worked as a magazine editor, marketing director and a literary agent in New York, Washington, D.C., and Minnesota. Online booksellers and readers of electronic books have led

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Church to dedicate renovated building BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Financially it may not have been the best time to attempt a capital campaign, but a Bloomington church persevered despite the economy and will dedicate its new addition Sunday. Emmaus Lutheran Church recently completed a $1.5 million expansion. Dedication of the expanded a remodeled building is 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22. The church, 8443 Second Ave. S., has added new classroom space to its building. The building is used for a variety of adult classes that meet during the week, but its small classrooms made it difficult for many groups to meet in one room, according to Mavis Miller, the church’s director of administration. A new classroom and a conference room will provide larger space for the Bible study classes and other groups that meet within the building on a weekly basis, she said.

Emmaus Lutheran Church of Bloomington has a new look, and not just on the outside. Renovation and expansion inside the church was recently completed and a dedication service for the project is 10 a.m. Sunday. (Submitted Photo) The project also helped reorganize space within the building. The church’s nursery was on the opposite end of the building from the sanctuary, and many parents wanted the two closer together. The renovation accommodated

that, Miller explained. A crying room, an enclosed area looking out upon the sanctuary for parents of infants, was also added, she noted. The church offices were also consolidated and moved toward

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on an incline, which would get slippery during the winter. “It was really treacherous sometimes,� Miller said. The reconfigured entrance eliminated that, and entrances to the building are now handicapped accessible, she noted. The renovations included new restrooms, that are also handicapped accessible, she added. Improvements to the parking lot area, including new lighting, were also part of the project. The church congregation raised the majority of the $1.2 million collected during a 30-month period. A small construction loan financed the balance, according to Miller. The church was founded in 1951. The current sanctuary was built in 1962. The recent addition is the third for the church, which has two Sunday services each week. Information about the church is available online at

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Lifelong bike lover opens shop in Hopkins Bloomington resident re-‘cycles’ used bicycles bring it to Johnny Rock where he could recycle it. The store also offers used and new bike parts, a select numJonathan Minks lost his job selling ber of new bikes and repair work. office products in the corporate world He said there three years ago due were a few similar to the recession. businesses in He was sending Minneapolis, but out résumés and not many in the going on job inter- Owner: Jonathan Minks suburbs. His goal views without Employees: 1 is to provide safe much luck when he Address: 1019 Mainstreet, Suite B, Hopkins and affordable thought of a busi- Featured products and services: Used and bikes for people of ness idea in an area new bikes, parts and repair work all ages. he has loved since Years in business: Opened May 1 “I’m a big he was a child. Other locations: None believer in second“I decided to Hours of operation: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, hand goods,” he open a bike shop,” Monday and Tuesday by appointment, 9 a.m. said. said Minks, a to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. In addition to Bloomington resi- Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the for-profit part dent. “I debated Saturday. of his business, about it the whole Information: 952-594-5333 or jonnyrockMinks has set up time while inter- bike donation proviewing for new grams through two jobs. I had to figure Minneapolis charity programs, House out a way to put food on the table.” of Charity and Full Cycle. Minks has always loved repairing “It’s a way to give back to the comand working on bicycles. His goal with munity,” he said. Johnny Rock Bikes – which opened For now, Minks is the only employMay 1 in Hopkins – is to “rescue, refuree of Johnny Rock. He has worked bish and recycle” used bikes. hard painting, stripping the floors and “I bring them back to life,” he said. setting up the bikes and other prodThe shop is located at 1019 ucts in his new space. His business Mainstreet, Suite B, in what used to be venture is far different from what he a party room at Boston Garden restauwas doing before, he said, but he is rant. Boston Garden’s owners were doing something he loves. looking to sublease part of their space “I’ve never been happier,” Minks and Minks was looking for room so it said. “Time will only tell how long that worked out for both parties. happiness will last, but I like what I Minks suggested that anyone thinkdo. My days just fly by here.” ing of throwing out a bike should BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS

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Stillwater spent more than 2,500 hours over four and a half years creating and assembling the nearly 11,000 parts. “Boots and Treads II” is open to modelFROM PAGE 2 ers of all skill levels. In addition to historical armored vehicles and military figures, something he reflects on especially as the club welcomes models ranging in topic Memorial Day nears. When he does find a from Roman soldiers to science fiction. photo that shows a vehicle with its crew, the Gary Anderson of Bloomington, a memsoldiers give the work meaning. ber since 1981, is a U.S. Navy veteran. While “You think about that being what they he primarily builds rode off to battle in, ships, he enjoys making what they lived in, “everything and anyworked in and tried thing.” He just finished to keep in good running condition, and What: “Boots and Treads II” Minnesota a small squadron of many of them Military Figure Society Scale Model Armor skeletons from fantasy game Warhammer. unfortunately died and Figure Show “You dream up color in,” said Streeter. Where: Fleming Field Municipal Airport “You look at their Terminal Building, 1725 Henry St., South schemes, build cloaks, put hair on them, cut off faces and wonder Saint Paul different segments of what their fates When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 were. It’s so much Price: $5 adults, free for children ages 15 and their bodies and add armor to customize it,” bigger than model- under he said. “You just let ing, but it’s a way I Info: your imagination go.” pay tribute to their He said most modelefforts. I make a ers will use will use a variety of mediums connection with those faces.” to reach the desired appearance. For the The Minnesota Military Figure Society skeletons, he used jewels to create glowing was founded in 1973 as a club and resource eyes. For a larger 1800s mountain man to promote the art and craft of historical made of pewter, he used oil paints to scale modeling. It has more than 35 memachieve a natural looking face, and a combibers from around the Twin Cities ranging nation of draftsman ink and denatured in age from late teens to early 60s. The show alcohol for the right texture on a fringed Saturday, May 21, will feature some of the leather jacket. region’s leading modelers of miniature hisMerrill Anderson said the club and show torical figures and armor fighting vehicles. is chance for those who enjoy modeling – a “We have some excellent quality “kind of quiet hobby” – to share techniques artists,” said Merrill Anderson of Edina, a and be recognized for their work. member since 1987 and current club presiLast year’s show was the first in 17 years. dent. This year’s show theme is “Then and Now,” He said a highlight is a one-sixth-scale and modelers of all ages and skills are invitM5A1 Stuart light tank used by the U.S. dured to bring in their earliest military model ing World War II. Bob Steinbrunn of

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Gary Anderson of Bloomington, a member of Minnesota Military Figure Society, shows a pewter figure of an 1800s mountain man he built and painted. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers) and one of their most recent works. Modelers of all skill levels are invited to participate and awards will be given to recognize quality efforts in modeling military figures of all eras, and armored fighting vehicles and military diorama subjects of


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Fishing opener brings increased efforts to stop the spread of AIS The agency will als be working with lake service providers such as those who put in docks or boat lifts to adequately train them. Already 110 watercraft inspectors have been hired this year compared to 90 last season. “Funding is a big issue,” Skinner said. “So depending on how things go through the legislation, we might even be able to ramp up our program even more.” With increased efforts, the DNR says people can expect to get inspected more frequently and ticketed if not following the law.

BY CHRIS DILLMANN • SUN NEWSPAPERS With the fishing season beginning May 14, the effort to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species is taking center stage. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a demonstration May 10 at the public launch on Grays Bay on Lake Minnetonka showing what boaters can expect entering and leaving state lakes. The DNR showed the inspection process to check for AIS on boats and trailers. “Our goal here to just to raise awareness to boaters and anglers that as a new open water season begins that people need to remember to make sure that they clean, drain and dry their boats so they’re not spreading invasive species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil around the state,” said DNR invasive species supervisor Luke Skinner. The DNR is refocusing its efforts with watercraft inspection enforcement on zebra mussel infested waters says Skinner. “We’re spending more time on doing these inspections and events at these high-risk lakes that are already infested,” Skinner said. “So we’ll be spend-

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resource Watercraft Inspection Program Assistant Maureen Ziskovsky, right, demonstrates with Conservation Officer Adam Block how officers will be checking boats for aquatic invasive species May 10 at Grays Bay Public Landing on Lake Minnetonka. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers) ing significant time there trying to prevent he spread from already infested lakes.”

Skinner says that depending on legislation, the DNR is going to try and set up more infrastructures for cleaning.

“State law requires boaters to remove visible aquatic plants and zebra mussels from boats and trailers upon leaving the public waters in the state of Minnesota,” said DNR conservation officer Adam Block. For fisherman, Block says anglers can keep unused bait, but cannot dump unused bait into any waters of the state. And as for check stations, Block says he knows how hectic public access sites can be at certain times, but urges OPENER: TO PAGE 27

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Cory Kronlokken of Eden Prairie earns Eagle Scout Award Cory Kronlokken, 16, will be presented with his Eagle Scout Award at an Eagle Court of Honor at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Prairie Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Cory began as a Tiger Cub in Pack 348 at Eden Lake Elementary School in 2000. In 2005 he earned his Arrow of Light, the highest honor for a Cub Scout, and then joined Boy Scout Troop 695 at Prairie Lutheran Church. He has held several positions of leadership in the Troop such as Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Camping Instructor. Cory earned 26 merit badges, 5 more than the required 21 badges to become an Eagle Scout. He was also nominated by his fellow Scouts to receive the honor of the Order of the

Arrow. His Eagle service project was completed for Prairie Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. His project was to clean up a large area of the church grounds overgrown with sumac, scrub trees, and dead trees. He attended Many Point Scout Camp for 5 years. Cory also attended Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, NM in 2008. Cory is the son of Mark and Carolyn Kronlokken of Eden Prairie and a junior at Eden Prairie High School. He has been a member of the Eden Prairie High School Cross Country Team, Young Film Makers Club, and various intramural sports. His scoutmasters have included Joe Polta and Erich Schwab.



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Legendary actress brings her grace to a stage in Golden Valley Julie Andrews spoke with students at the Perpich Center May 12 BY SUE WEBBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS A warm and gracious performing legend was honored May 12 with rapt attention from hundreds of students, and rousing standing ovations before and after her remarks. Julie Andrews, 75, an Academy Awardwinning British actress known worldwide for her roles in “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music” and countless other movies and plays, appeared at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley last week. Senior Ben Schultz, a Perpich theater student from Isle, Minn., who introduced the actress to the audience, spearheaded her visit through persistent communications with Andrews’ agent over a twoyear period. “So many of us here look up to her as a role model,” Schultz said. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

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Actress Julie Andrews (left), Perpich Center Executive Director Sue Mackert, and senior Ben Schultz were on the stage together May 12 at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. Andrews was invited to speak to the students by Schultz, a theater student from Isle, Minn. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)

Schultz is a devoted fan of Andrews, according to Sue Mackert, executive director of the Perpich Center. When Schultz first broached the idea of bringing Andrews to the Perpich Center, Mackert said, “He popped into my office and said, ‘Do you think we can get my most favorite person in the world to come to the Perpich? I saw her on Broadway, I have all of her movies, and I’ve seen ‘Sound of Music’ 24 times.’” Andrews called the Perpich School “a true legacy for the future.” “The arts revitalize us, inspire us, and humble us, and are a bridge for us worldwide,” Andrews said. “Arts are the best common denominator. They’re a mirror to view humanity, to show us what we are, or what we were.” She said she views budget cuts in arts areas as “robbing children and young adults of the basic necessities of life.” “We have to vigorously support arts for our youth,” Andrew said. “Perpich is a shining example of what this country should model. You all believe in the arts and you have all come together.” ANDREWS: TO NEXT PAGE

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Hubacher, (Wigdahl) Gladys O.

Menning, Rodney R.

Andrews, most famous for her leads in “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” was in the Twin Cities on her book tour for her current children's book, "The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage." (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)

Andrews FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Andrews answered a number of questions submitted by students. What was it like working with her director/husband, the late Blake Edwards, who died in December 2010? “We were married 41 years,” Andrews said. “Our wedding anniversary was the night before he went to the hospital. I had no idea it was the beginning of the end.” She described Edwards as a phenomenal film writer, who created the “Pink Panther” movies and a series of musicals, including “Victor Victoria.” “He had six ideas a day,” she said. “He was funny, but he also had a black, dark sense of humor. He was a very amazing man. I so admired his talent.” The couple did seven films together, she said. “Working with him was to feel very, very safe,” Andrews said. “He deplored directors who got in the way of the film. He always said characters make the story.” It was difficult to perform a love scene in front of her husband, however, Andrews said. “He would say, ‘That was wonderful, darling, but I know you can do better.’” Asked what advice she would give an aspiring actor or singer, Andrews said, “If you’re passionate about what you do, opportunities will float by when you least expect them. The best advice is to do your homework and to be ready.” She told the students she has few regrets and is still learning new things every day. “Sometimes I’m troubled about whether I really am who I am, and can I do it?” she said. Asked by one student what people can do to make arts stronger in the public

schools, Andrew said, “When you are 18, you should go out and vote. Vote for people who are passionate about the arts and will do something about bringing arts education into the schools.” Though she said her career has defined her life, Andrews said, “I am a mum. I have five children and nine grandchildren, and my family comes first. I don’t know any lady who doesn’t feel that tug. If all is well at home, I can happily go off and work. But I never put acting before my family.” She told the students she has never stopped being nervous. “You never stop learning, and I never stop being nervous,” Andrews said. “Everything I tackle is different. It’s all new as it comes to me. But it’s exciting, and very joyful. “It pleases me so much to make an audience feel great. If I can magically help them have a fabulous evening, that’s what I like to do.” In addition to her considerable credits in movies and theater, Andrews has become the award-winning author of children’s books. “I had a voice operation 15 years ago that robbed me of the ability to sing, and I miss it very, very, very much,” she said. “But I love writing, particularly for children.” Andrews was scheduled to be at a book signing May 12 in Minneapolis for her current children’s book, “The Very Fair Princess Takes the Stage,” co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. The two have written 13 books together. “It’s been such a joy,” Andrews said. “Some of the books have been adapted for the theater.” Prior to her remarks, Andrews received a bouquet of flowers from Maggie Hayes, 8, of Anoka, who is cast in the role of Gretel in a production of “The Sound of Music” in Anoka.

“Rodney R. Menning, Age 83, husband of Mary Louella Pond of Bloomington, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22 in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife and his brother Samuel. He is survived by his son Garrett and daughter-in-law Sophany. His last wish was to be reunited with Mary Lou in heaven. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Bloomington Cemetery. The service is open to everyone.”

Peterson, Herman Norin Peterson, Herman Norin age 79 of Bloomington. Born June 1, 1931 to Carl and Clara Peterson, passed away May 5, 2011 at home with loved ones at his side. Herman grew up on a farm near Frederick, SD and farming was always dear to his heart. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War; married Marjorie Ann Krage on June 23, 1951 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX and was employed by Northwest Airlines for 28 years, retiring as a Captain on the 727. Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lucille and brothers, Ervin and Henry. Survived by wife, Marjorie; five children, Michael, Wayne, Cindy, Dr. Pamela and Paul (Nancy); grandchildren, Matthew (Heather), Heidi (Ben) and Lydia; greatgrandchildren, Kinnedy, Finnley and Karina; step-grandchildren, John and Vincent; brother, Charles (Virginia) and nieces and nephews. Funeral Service 11AM, Thursday, May 12th at Lutheran Church of the Redemption 927 E. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. Visitation 48PM Wednesday at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Fairview Home Care and Hospice or donor’s choice. GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771

Gladys O. (Wigdahl) Hubacher, age 83, passed away 2/12/2011 at her home in Edina with family and friends. Gladys was born in Mason City, IA to Pastor Oliver and Galena Wigdahl. While attending Mason City High School she took great pride in being the head drum majorette, leading the band onto the fields for games and parades. She married Floyd Hubacher in 1947 and as their family grew were on the move for his work on bridge and dam projects along the Missouri River. They relocated over a dozen times in the next 20 years to S. Dakota, N. Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota. The family also had an exciting move to the Panama Canal Zone during construction of the Bridge of the Americas. Gladys orchestrated those moves with courage and great skill; saying goodbyes and making new friends, finding new churches and getting kids enrolled in new schools, sometimes multiple times in one year. In 1966 the Hubacher's settled in Bloomington, MN. Gladys was happy to resume her career with NW Bell which had begun at age 19. She is a lifetime Telephone Pioneer and retired from US West in 1992 with 38 years combined service. Gladys also worked part time for Control Data in the 1980's. After retirement Gladys enjoyed traveling and using her Golden Park Pass to visit National Parks. Always up for an adventure, she made a tent camping trip to the Rocky Mtns just a few years ago. This past winter she was caught showing off her baton twirling skills, just to prove she still had "it". Gladys is survived by children Karen, Lyn, Dave, Diane, Paul and Jen and many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and extended family. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Luther (Lavonne) Wigdahl. She was preceded in death by sisters Marie Ewers, Bea Knutson and Ruth Roverud; daughter-in-law Ev Hubacher, and grandchildren Felicia Hubacher, Derrick and Kyle Mistelske. Gladys is remembered for her kindness, exuberance and strong faith. She welcomed many into her home and inspired all to work hard and do their best, just as she had done. She took great pleasure in finding garage sale bargains that she shared with many. People were Gladys' hobby and she collected friends wherever she went. The family is especially grateful to special friends Maureen and Shirley for their love and support. Memorial Service Sat., May 21, 11 AM with visitation 1 hr prior at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th St. & Knox Av S., Mpls. Luncheon will follow at The Colony of Edina, 6330 Barrie Road in the community room.


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Opener FROM PAGE 23 people to be patient when it comes to inspections. “We encourage you to find a safe spot to pull over so you’re not necessarily blocking the access itself, but you’re not leaving the site either without having your boat inspected,” Block said. Minnetonka resident and boater Phil Priest says he understands the increased efforts. “I was quite aware of the problem before,” Priest said as he was having his boat inspected at the Grays Bay access before putting it in the lake. “I’ve always been pretty sure I haven’t been carrying debris on my boat or trailer … but I am concerned with it going to other lakes.” Priest, who says he launches his boat in Lake Minnetonka a few times a year for Crappie season, says he was shocked that Lake Minnetonka was infested with zebra mussels last year. Zebra mussels were first discovered in Minnesota in Duluth harbor in 1989. They now infect 19 inland lakes.

Milfoil, discovered in 1987, now infects 246 lakes statewide. Targeting enforcement efforts around peak times and high-use lakes such as Lake Minnetonka, the DNR feels education is the best prevention method. “We can only improve,” Skinner said. “I think boaters are more aware, especially over the last couple of years of what they need to do, and it’s really about a culture change … people need to make sure it’s a habit when they come off the lake. I think with the increased efforts we can really reduce the spread in the state.” Other invasive species the DNR is keeping an eye on is Hydrilla, which resembles milfoil and Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia – a virus that causes fish to bleed out. Since the primary cause of the spread of invasive species is by boaters, the DNR says it’s up to the individual. “Number one thing, we absolutely need recreational boaters and anglers to take personal responsibility,” Skinner said. “The state can only do so much … without that action by the public, that’s where it’s really going to make the difference in reducing the spread.”


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These stickers are what boaters will receive after being inspected. The DNR held this demonstration to media to educate recreational boaters and anglers on the increased efforts to help prevent the spread into noninfested waters. Increased inspection stations and enforcement is one way the DNR is trying to get a handle on AIS. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)


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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.

cordance with the Instructions to Bidders (to be forfeited as liquidated damages in the event the bid be accepted and the bidder shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bonds). The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of the bid to the office of the City Engineer. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, to award the contract in whole or in part, and to award to the bidder the City determines is in the City's best interest. The City of Bloomington hereby notifies all bidders that businesses owned and controlled by minorities or women will be afforded maximum feasible opportunity to submit bids and/or proposals and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, handicap, public assistance, marital or national origin. The City of Bloomington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in all City of Bloomington services, programs and activities. Upon request, the City will attempt to accommodate special needs for this information. Shelly A. Pederson, City Engineer April 18, 2011

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) INVITATION FOR BIDS CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Engineer, 1700 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, up to the time of bid opening, for construction of the: 2011-103 JERSEY ROAD AND 113TH STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Which consists of: 1. Approximately 1,500 cubic yards of common excavation, 2. Approximately 3,700 tons of Class 5 aggregate base, 3. Approximately 1,800 tons of bituminous plant mixture, 4. Approximately 5,000 linear feet of concrete curb and gutter, 5. Approximately 2,500 linear feet of 6” - 12” watermain installation 6. Approximately 2,800 linear feet of 15”- 42”storm sewer installation 7. Approximately 4,000 linear feet of 4” - 12” sanitary sewer installation Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the South Conference Room at 1700 W 98th St at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Plans, Specifications, and Proposal forms are on file and are available from the office of the City Engineer, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, upon non-refundable deposit of a $75. Project documents are also available at the City web site, Keyword “Construction Bidding” The complete set of digital bidding documents are available for downloading at no cost using the City e-gram site. Users will need to contact the City at (952) 563-4870 or for assistance in user account setup. No bids will be considered unless sealed, labeled as a bid for the project, and filed with the City Engineer of Bloomington and accompanied by Bid Security, in ac-

(May 12, 19, 26, 2011) D3 Jersey & 113th Street Imp.

Public Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TO SATISFY LIEN THEREON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the personal property described as follows: 1970 MANO Manufactured home, VIN# 6473 currently located at 8701 Lyndale Ave. S. - #34, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420, together with all miscellaneous personal property located therein will be sold at public auction by the Hennepin County Sheriff on the 3rd. day of June, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at 8701 Lyndale Ave. S. - #34, in the city of Bloomington, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, to pay and satisfy a lien which is claimed to be due thereon of Steven George Nelson (05/11/1965) Thomas Craig Dallmann (07/23/1979 and Allen Scott Dallmann (DOB unknown) as the owner(s) thereof to: Southgate Mobile Village, in the sum of Seven -Thousand, Eight-Hundred, Ninety-Seven Dollars and 27/100 ($7,897.27) computed to the day of said sale, exclusive of the expenses of said sale and of the advertising thereof, together with the necessary expenses of advertising and making said sale; and that the grounds of said lien are storage of and care for tenant’s personal property remaining on landlord’s premises following abandonment by tenant. Dated: April 29, 2011 Carol Williams, Agent Southgate Mobile Village (May 12, 19, 26, 2011) D3 1970 Manufactured Home Sale

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 re-

quired for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: BIT Support State the address of the principal place of business. 8345 Chicago Ave S Bloomington, MN 55420 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Jeffrey R. Blossom 8345 Chicago Ave S Bloomington, MN 55420 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 8, 2011 /s/ Jeffrey R. Blossom (May 12 & 19, 2011) D3- BIT Support

Certificate of Assumed Name (Official Publication) MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Arctic Wolf Electronics State the address of the principal place of business. 8300 Emerson Ave S Bloomington, MN 55420 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Lee H. Weisbecker 8300 Emerson Ave S Bloomington, MN 55420 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Apr 18, 2011 /s/ Lee H. Weisbecker, Sole Proprieter (May 12 & 19, 2011) D3- Arctic Wolf Electronics

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The City of Bloomington will receive sealed proposals for Medical Insurance, Dental Plan Administration, Basic Life/AD&D and Supplemental Life/AD&D Insurance, and Long Term Disability Insurance until 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2011. Mail proposals to the attention of Mr. Kent T. Michaelson, Director of Human Resources, City of Bloomington, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, (952) 5638710. Mark sealed envelopes containing the proposal on the lower left corner: “SEALED PROPOSAL – BENEFIT ADMINISTRATION”. Please note that faxed proposals will not be accepted. The Request for Proposal (including this notice), general instructions, all pertinent underwriting and general information are

on file at the office of Mr. Michaelson. Proposals received within the required period will be opened and reviewed by Mr. Michaelson and the City’s consultant/agent-of-record, Gallagher Benefit Services. No formal opening of proposals will occur. Please provide two (2) copies of your proposal and an electronic copy on a CD. All responding companies should be prepared to make oral presentations if requested. Proposals will be evaluated and the contracts are expected to be awarded at the City Council meeting on Monday, August 22, 2011. The City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, or parts thereof, and to waive any informalities or irregularities. The Request for Proposal is being made under conditions set forth in Minnesota Statute Section 471.6161. Kent T. Michaelson Director of Human Resources (May 19, 2011) D3 Insurance Notice

School District 271 (Official Publication) MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 271 Bloomington, Minnesota April 11, 2011 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 Chuck Walter at 7:00 p.m. on April 11, 2011, in the Community Room at the Educational Services Center, 1350 West 106th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota. Members Present: Chuck Walter, Chair; Melissa Halvorson Wiklund, Vice Chair; Arlene Bush, Treasurer; Maureen Bartolotta, Mark Hibbs and Jim Sorum. Member Absent: Tim Culver, Clerk; Administration Present: Les Fujitake, Nancy Allen-Mastro, Rod Zivkovich, Eric Melbye, Bruce Pappas, Tom Holton and Rick Kaufman. Attorney Present: Kingsley Holman. RECOGNITION: Jefferson High School Theatre will be performing “Our Town” the first week in May. Friends— ServeMinnesota and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Volunteer Recognition Week in the Bloomington Public Schools. Cori Johnson earned a President’s Volunteer Service Award presented by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Max Woodrich, founder of Bloomington’s thinkPINKkids organization, earned a Distinguished Finalist honor in the national awards program that recognizes young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Poplar Bridge Elementary is a Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association School School of Excellence. CONSENT ACTIONS APPROVED: Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the School Board on March 14, 2011. Personnel Items. Non-Resident Student Attendance Agreements 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Agreement with City of Bloomington to participate in the promotion and development of Educational Access programming (BEC-TV) on the Bloomington cable television system. Revised 20102011 contract for Storefront’s use of District facilities, ancillary support and collaboration services. Agreement with Edelweiss Home Care to provide nursing

services to a student determined eligible for services. Approves the vendors and rates for District group insurance for the 12-month period from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, per Memo #1 (on file). PreferredOne–Third Party Administrator for Self-Insured Health Insurance, HM Insurance Group–Reinsurance for SelfFunded Health Insurance, Fairview–Employee Assistance Program, HealthEquity–Health Savings Accounts Provider, Delta Dental–Self-Funded Dental Insurance, ING–Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance, ING–Life Insurance, Corporate Health Systems, Inc.– Benefits Consultant, AlwaysCare–Voluntary Vision Program, uCare–Medicare Supplement and PEIP through Medica—Medicare Supplement and further, per its organizational meeting of January 10, 2011, the Board authorizes the Superintendent, or his designee, to execute documents within the authorized budget as appropriate to the daily operations of the school district. This includes contracts for which the School Board has previously approved rates and which have been reviewed and approved by District Legal Counsel and the District Insurance Consultant. Grant contract with the Minnesota State Arts Board in the amount of $9,400.00 effective March 18, 2011 to March 25, 2012. Grant award of $5,000 from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for the Learning Exchange to encourage the creation, performance and appreciation of the arts among students with developmental disabilities. Gifts and donations in the amount of $14,860.10. Statements of Revenues and Expenditures for the month of February 2011. Receipts and Disbursements as submitted. ACTION ITEMS APPROVED: Memorandum of Agreement with Intermediate School District 917 effective July 1, 2011. Integration/Educational Equity Budget to be implemented for Fiscal Year 2012, contingent on receiving funding in the amount of $1,492,33.00 from the Minnesota Department of Education. In the event of a decrease in funding, the contents of the plan and corresponding budget will be adjusted accordingly. Rate increased for Kids’ SAFARI and Building Reservations and tabled the new proposed fees for activity center trainers. The proposed effective date would be July 1, 2011 for Building Reservations and Activity Centers. Kids’ SAFARI proposed effective date will be the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Bid awarded to Palmer West Construction Company, Inc., Rogers, Minnesota—$393,100 to re-roof Ridgeview Elementary School and authorizes Administration to enter into a contract to accomplish this work. Authorizes Administration to begin purchasing items needed for the 2011-2012 school year. These purchases will not exceed 5% of the 2010-2011 General, Capital, Capital Projects Levy and Community Services budgets. Sets the monthly premium rates recommended by the District insurance consultant for the District self-funded group insurance programs for the 12-month period from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, per Memo #2 (on file). Increase health insurance premiums by 11%, due to higher than expected usage. Add 80/20 co-insurance for out-of-network providers and increase the out-ofpocket max accordingly, to the limit allowed by IRS regulations. No change for in-network providers. Increase dental insurance premiums by 3%, due to increased usage. Set rates of pay for Summer School, effective immediately, per the attached memo (on file). Summer School rates of pay will be based on the rates of pay in effect in June of that year and in no case will retro pay be paid. Personnel actions (on file—salary adjustments for five positions). On roll call vote Maureen Bartolotta, Arlene Bush, Jim Sorum and Chuck Walter voted aye.

Mark Hibbs and Melissa Halvorson Wiklund voted nay. Motion carried 4-2. Graduation exercises for the 2011-2012 school year on the following dates: Jefferson High School, Thursday, June 7, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Kennedy High School, Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center and approves the Minneapolis Convention Center Permits for Occupancy for the aforementioned date. Approved the Extended Field Trip Application for a student to participate in the 2011 National Speech Tournament in Dallas, Texas. Approved the first reading of Policy 610 Field Trips of School-Related Groups. Established the Citizens Athletic/Activities Advisory Committee (CAAAC) effective immediately. Chair Chuck Walter reported that on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 8:51 p.m. the School Board convened in closed session for the purpose of Superintendent performance evaluation and progress towards achieving Goal 1, Compensation Guidelines. The Office of Human Resources and the Superintendent provide background information as defined in Appendix 1 of the 2010-2011 Goals dated July 14, 2010. By consensus, the Board concluded that any possible recommendations in the future would be brought to the Board as an actual item for deliberation. School Board members gave committee reports and ambassador school updates. The Superintendent Les Fujitake indicated the need for a Closed Session of the School Board. The Board established Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m., for the purpose of negotiations—superintendent 3rd quarter evaluation. The date for the Joint Study Session of the School Board with the City Council is Tuesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. The location will be the Old Town Hall. The public is invited to attend. There being no further business to come before the School Board, the meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m. The minutes, resolutions and reports are on file at the Educational Services Center, 1350 West 106th Street, and are open to public inspection. Tim Culver, Clerk (May 19, 2011) D3 April 11 minutes

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Applications will be accepted by the City of Bloomington until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 for the following position: OFFICE SUPERVISOR – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT Starting Salary Range: $65,000 per year, D.O.Q.

$60,000 -

Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, or by calling (952) 563-8710. Kent T. Michaelson Director of Human Resources (May 19, 2011) D3 Office Supervisor

Probate Notice (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF HENNEPIN Fourth Judicial District PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 27-PA-PR-11-525 In Re: Estate of Betty B. Varner,

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COMMUNITY NOTES Summer teen institute on bullying offered World Without Genocide, a human rights organization led by Edina resident Dr. Ellen Kennedy, will host a high school institute on bullying this summer. The three-day program, “Child Soldiers and Bullying: Taking a Stand against Genocide and Hate,” will focus on the connection between bullying and homophobia in local schools and the prevalence of hate and violence around the world. The program will give students skills to become advocates for human rights in their schools, communities and beyond. The institute will include a genocide survivors’ panel, action plans from advocates and human rights experts and leadership training. Area sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply. The program is Aug. 16-18 at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. The cost is $100 per student and covers meals and materials. Need-based scholarships are available. To register, visit or call 952-693-5206.

Christian art on display at Crossview in Edina A national Christian art exhibition is on display this spring at Cross View Lutheran Church, 6645 McCauley Trail W., Edina. The traveling exhibition, “Picturing the Parables,” features 29 works depicting the stories of Christ from unique perspectives in a variety of media. The show also features a juried exhibit of

Christian art from regional artists, including third place winner “The Lost Sheep” by Joyce Tibbs of Edina. The exhibit is open to the public noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday through Sunday, June 12. Info: or 952-941-1094.

Libraries offer music download service Hennepin County Library users can now download three free Sony Music selections each week through Freegal, a new online music database offered by Hennepin County Library. The only thing needed for this service is a Minnesota library card that is registered at Hennepin County Library. The music is in MP3 format and will work on any Mac or PC computer and on any MP3 player, including iPods, and can be loaded into iTunes. Freegal limits customers to three free downloads per week. Info:

Financial planning class coming to Eden Prairie Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey, will be held in Eden Prairie at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road. The classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. The course is made up of 13 lessons taught on DVD by Ramsey that will change the way you handle your money. After each lesson there is a small group discussion that provides accountability and encouragement. Topics include saving for emergencies, budgeting, relation-

ships and money, and getting out debt. Each participant needs a kit. Included in the cost of the kit is a lifetime family membership to FPU, allowing the participant to return to any class at anytime for a refresher course. The kit also includes an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book, “Financial Peace.” Info: or 952-944-6300 (Lonnie Gades).

Durenberger to speak on health care in Edina Former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger will speak on the future of health care reform 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina Durenberger represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 1995. His health policy experience extends over three decades. He will discuss where legislators and citizens can find common ground in the health care debate. The presentation will include a 40-minute question and answer period. Info: 952-941-3164.

Author discussion hosted in Richfield The Richfield Community Center is sponsoring a discussion of Samuel Johnson’s life and works 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-28, Discover something of the life story of this 18th century writer through his short essays, letters, biographies and the dictionary. Recommended text for the event is

“Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson.” The community center is at 7000 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield. The cost is $12 for the four sessions and registration is necessary. Info: 612-861-9365.

March in July 4 parade in Edina The Edina Fourth of July paradeplanning committee is inviting community organizations to march in the annual parade scheduled 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. “It’s a great way to gain visibility for your organization,” said Richard Olson, parade chair, “and your members will have a great time too.” The application deadline for community organizations has been extended to Tuesday, May 31. Applications are available at

Pain clinic offers free talk May 24 in Edina Twin Cities Pain Clinic will hold its first free community talk 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in its new location, 7235 Ohms Lane, Edina. Maureen Henderson, a certified postural restoration therapist, will discuss an integrated approach to treating pain that can help those who suffer from headaches, back pain, neck pain, jaw pain and pain in their shoulders, hips, knees and feet. The 30-minute talk will be followed by a question and answer session and tour of the new facility. Refreshments will be served. Info: or 952841-2345.

LEGAL NOTICES Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated December 17, 1993, (“Will”) has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Charlene V. Swindlehurst, whose address is 9308 Xylon Circle, Bloomington, MN 55438, as personal representative of the estate of the decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may

be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to

Minn. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or claims will be barred. Dated: May 6, 2011 Alonna Warns, Registrar Mark S. Thompson, District Court Administrator Attorney for the Personal Representative Pro Se (May 19, 26, 2011) d3-Varner Probate

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

Double Eagle Indoor Golf Center State the address of the principal place of business. 9316 Yukon Ave S Bloomington, MN 55438 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. AgXtracts, LLC 9316 Yukon Ave S Bloomington, MN 55438 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath.

FILED: Apr 26, 2011 /s/ James J. Sebesta, Member (May 19 & 26, 2011) D3- Double Eagle Indoor Legal Notices are now searchable metro-wide.

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20 ROTARY CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON DAYMAKERS When: 7:29 a.m. Where: Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington Info: USED BOOK SALE When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5775


21 CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC JAM When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-563-4944 BASEBALL: KENNEDY VS. JEFFERSON When: 4 p.m. Where: Alimagnet Park, two blocks north of County Road 42 on County Road 11, Burnsville Info: 952-681-5000


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





BLOOMINGTON NOON ROTARY When: Noon Where: Hilton hotel, 3800 American Blvd. E., Bloomington Info:

BLOOD DRIVE When: 1-7 p.m. Where: Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington Info: 952-888-4621

CANOE AND KAYAK DEMO When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info:

WORLD LANGUAGE STORY TIME: SPANISH When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5775




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

SOUTH RIVER NETWORKERS When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Isabella’s Too, 7900 Xerxes Ave. S., Bloomington Info:

TEEN ANIME CLUB When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 612-543-5800

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

BLOOMINGTON CABLE TELEVISION Friday, May 20 6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26 6:30 p.m. Minnehaha Academy Fine Arts Festival 7:30 p.m. Olson Grade 5 Vocal and Instrumental Music Program 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Spring Band Concert 10 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 18-24 10:30 p.m. Bloomington HRA: Hardwood Floor Refinishing – Jake Tonsager 11:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Sucker Punch”

Saturday, May 21 6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26 6:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 1824 7 p.m. Bloomington’s 8th Annual Writers’ Festival: E-Books – The Changing Face of Book Publishing 8 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Sucker Punch” 8:30 p.m. Bloomington Prom 2011 Red Carpet Review 10:30 p.m. Jefferson Spring Orchestra Concert

6:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 18-24 7 p.m. Arts in the Parks: The R Factor, Part 1 8:30 p.m. Arts in the Parks: The R Factor, Part 2 10 p.m. Bloomington Rotary: Camp Fire 10:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Insidious” 11 p.m. Chamber Good Morning Bloomington: Heart Wellness and Heart Disease Prevention

6:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 25-31 7 p.m. Arts in the Parks: The R Factor, Part 2 8:30 p.m. Arts in the Parks: The R Factor, Part 1 10 p.m. Bloomington Rotary: Camp Fire 10:30 p.m. Olson Middle Morning Show May 24 11 p.m. Kennedy Impact: May 25 11:30 p.m. Commission Updates: May

6 p.m. Thursday Musical: March 31 Student Winners Concert 8 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Win Win” 8:30 p.m. Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau: 14th Annual Diamond Service Awards 10 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26 10:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 1824 11 p.m. School Board Agenda: May 23 11:30 p.m. Bloomington Schools Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, May 24

Thursday, May 26

6 p.m. Commuter Services: 2011 State of the Commute 7:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: May 18-24 8 p.m. Olson Middle Morning Show May 24 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Impact: May 18 9 p.m. Metro Transit: I-35W Bus Rapid Transit Workshop 10 p.m. Thursday Musical: Jan. 27 11:30 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26

6 p.m. Planning Commission: May 26 8 p.m. Commission Updates: May 8:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Hop” 9 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26 9:30 p.m. Thursday Musical: Jan. 27 11 p.m. Metro Transit: I-35W Bus Rapid Transit Workshop

Monday, May 23

Wednesday, May 25

Sunday, May 22

6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: May 20-26

6 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Hop”

The Bloomington Channel 14 daily schedule starts at 6 p.m. and repeats every six hours for the next 24 hours. Other local channels are BEC-TV 15, 952-681-5900; and BCAT 16, 952-563-4980. More information: cable channel 96, or call 952-563-8874.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Bloomington Jefferson’s lacrosse squads will close their regular seasons with a doubleheader against Prior Lake Thursday, May 19, at the high school turf field. The girls varsity game begins at 4 p.m., followed by the boys game at 6.


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BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington Kennedy’s girls lacrosse team remains unbeaten with a 10-0 record after recording four recent victories. Sheridan Reiners has scored 20 goals in the last four wins over Eastview (16-7), Jefferson (10-8), Eagan/Rosemount (15-12) and Lakeville South (18-10). She is averaging 4.5 goals per game. Other top Eagle scorers have been Leah Gefroh, Tori Dubose-Briski and Brianna Dubose-Briski. Lauren Hoese has emerged as a key player for the Eagles. She scored three goals in the win over Lakeville South. Kennedy is averaging 13 goals per game and the Eagle defense has limited opponents to seven goals per contest.

Girls golf Bloomington Kennedy’s girls golf team has struggled in team competition, but head coach Todd Kennedy is pleased with the progress his players have shown. “The girls are improving each week,” said coach Kennedy. “They have great attitudes and are working hard. “Junior Heather Bachman is team captain and one of our top players. She is an excellent leader.” Other Kennedy girls golf team members are junior Cassandra Foss, senior Veronica Horton, freshman Molly McMurchie, junior Elizabeth Trudell, junior Shelby Thompson, senior Brittany McDonald and senior Bridget Gorshe. Kennedy is preparing for the Section 2AAA golf tournament June 2 and June 6 at Oakdale Golf Club in Hutchinson.



Cody Lundeen Lundeen went 3-for-4, including a three-run homer, in Bloomington Jefferson’s 8-6 victory over Rosemount in a South Suburban Conference baseball game May 6. His home run broke a 4-4 tie.

Luke Erickson The Wesleyan University junior from Bloomington earned All-New England wrestling honors for the second year in a row. He placed fifth at 197 pounds in the New England Wrestling Championships. Erickson is Wesleyan’s team captain. He is a 2008 graduate of Kennedy High School, where he earned AllState honors.

Boys lacrosse Kennedy has compiled a 1-8 boys lacrosse record. The Eagles’ victory was a 6-4 decision over Minneapolis Southwest. Christian Kern and Joseph Saba scored two goals apiece. Andrew Erickson and Parker Field netted one goal apiece. Goalie Allan Foss made seven saves to preserve the win. Kennedy lost a high-scoring 10-8 game to Lakeville South. Erickson, Steven Van Sloun and Field scored two goals each. Tait Carlson and David Hinrichs added one goal apiece. Burnsville defeated Kennedy 14-4 as David Murdock and Saba scored two goals each for the Eagles.




Kennedy girls lacrosse squad keeps record perfect

Noah Luedtke The pitcher for the Jefferson ninth-grade baseball team threw a no-hitter during an 11-0 win over Apple Valley last week. Luedtke struck out 11 in seven innings.

Zach Horn The Kennedy baseball player had two hits and two RBI during a 7-5 South Suburban Conference victory over Apple Valley May 2. Horn also had two hits as the Eagles defeated Rosemount 13-8 May 4.

Luke Robertson Kennedy junior attacker Stephen Kindem keeps the ball away from a Jefferson defender during the Eagles’ 12-3 lacrosse loss May 6 at Jefferson High School’s turf field. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Softball Kennedy’s softball team had a 5-12 record heading into the final week of the

Kennedy notebook regular season. The Eagles were 1-11 in conference play. Kennedy was scheduled to play its first-round game of the Section 3AAA tournament Thursday, May 19. Tournament pairings were unavailable as this issue went to press. Rosemount defeated Kennedy 5-2 May

9. Samantha Jaeger and Heidie Lembeck-Bergeron had one hit and one RBI each. Shannon Rodriquez allowed eight hits and struck out seven in seven innings. Lakeville South beat Kennedy 9-2 May 11. Rodriquez and Maria Ford supplied two hits each.

Girls track Bloomington Kennedy was ninth in the Section 3AAA True Team Girls Track Meet May 10 at Apple Valley High School. But the Eagles had a section winner. Labrishia Michael was the top point KENNEDY: TO NEXT PAGE

The Jefferson No. 1 singles player provided two victories in a 5-2 boys tennis loss to Eagan April 21 and a 5-2 win over Minneapolis Washburn April 25.

Patience Yalarti Yalarti, a member of the Kennedy girls track team, was first in the triple jump with an effort of 33 feet, 11 inches in the Edina Invitational May 6.

Shannon Rodriquez The Kennedy softball pitcher gave up only two earned runs in three games as the Eagles won their invitational tournament May 7 at Dred Scott. Kennedy defeated New Life Academy 6-0 in the finals. Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at gkleven@acnpapers .com. Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.


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Jaguar athletes place high in Section 3AAA True Team track meet Nicole Tobon had two of the team’s seven hits. Emily Carr and Bailey Plaman also provided key hits. “We had great base-running that put pressure on North St. Paul’s defense and forced them to make some mistakes,” said Jefferson coach Penny Witzenberg. “It was a very intense and fast-paced game. “We had great fan support at Dred Scott field.” Jefferson beat Apple Valley 10-2 May 9. Emily Gavel and Carr each had two hits and scored twice. Falkanger, Evavold and Lauren Gustafson had two hits each. Winning pitcher Falkanger struck out seven in four innings giving up only one hit. Section 3AAA playoff action begins Thursday, May 19. The Jaguars were expected to get one of the top five seeds in the 11-team tourney and get a firstround bye.

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Jefferson’s girls track squad placed sixth out of nine teams in the Section 3AAA True Team Track Meet May 10 at Apple Valley High School. The Jaguars finished with 569 points. Prior Lake won the team title (967.5) and Apple Valley was second (915.5). Eastview placed third (855). Nicola Deak of Jefferson placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.14 seconds. She added a fourth-place time of 49.41 in the 300 hurdles. Jefferson’s Alicia Symington placed 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute, 3.56 seconds. Kelly Olson was 11th in the 3,200 (12:18.31). Christine Koch placed ninth in the pole vault (8-feet, 0-inches). Jefferson’s best event was the shot put where Alyssa Solberg was sixth (34-0), Haley Bodway placed seventh (33-3) and Megan Scherber was ninth (33-0). Scherber tossed the discus 102-7 for fourth-place honors. Jefferson’s girls squad was fourth out of eight teams in the Edina Invitational May 6. Cecilia Molina placed fourth in the 600 (1:54.32). Jefferson’s Kelly Olson came in second in the 3,200 (11:33.98). Deak was third in the 100 hurdles (16.71) and second in the 300 hurdles (48.17). Jefferson’s third-place 4 x 800 relay consisted of Olson, Molina, Amanda Tveite and Joni Weatherhead. Megan Scherber finished second in the shot put (33-7). Bodway placed third (33-5) and Solberg was fourth (33-2). Scherber placed second in the discus (111-9). Claire Eggleston was third in the high jump (4-10).

Boys track Jefferson was seventh with 376.5 points in the Section 3AAA boys track meet last week. Rosemount won the title (816) and Apple Valley placed second (758). Prior Lake was third (755). The Jaguars’ Jan Ketterson had a second-place time of 10:12.42 in the 3,200. Matt Rosen placed fourth in the 800 (2:02.18). Jefferson’s Karl Olsen finished seventh in the 200 (23.17). He was 13th in the

Kennedy FROM PREVIOUS PAGE producer for the Eagles. She won the shot put with a throw of 40-feet, 9 ?-inches. She finished sixth in the discus (101-

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Bloomington Jefferson’s Haley Bodway attempts a shot put toss during the Section 3AAA True Team Track and Field Meet May 10 at Apple Valley. She placed seventh in that event. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy • Sun Newspapers)

Jefferson notebook 400 (54.37). Ryan Jerve was ninth in the 1,600 (4:40.30). Stephan Jonas finished eighth in the 110 hurdles (17.18). Darren Kessel-Baker placed seventh in the shot put (43-9 ?) and eighth in the discus (127-6). Jefferson placed fifth out of eight teams in the Edina Invitational May 6. Olsen was third in the 200 (23.07) and 400 (53.64).

8). Lindi Pederson finished 12th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.71 seconds. Devon Ridlin was 10th in the 100 hurdles (18.24). Kennedy’s Megan Olson placed ninth in the pole vault (8-feet, 0-inches). Rajanee Michael finished 10th in the long jump (15-10 ?).

Rosen won the 800 (1:58.80). Jerve placed seventh in the 1,600 (4:35.36) and sixth in the 3,200 (10:11.34). Chris Beeth was seventh in the shot put (42-8 ?). Kessel-Baker finished second in the discus (138-0). Steve Jonas was seventh in the pole vault (10-6).

Jefferson’s Nick Nielsen was comedalist in the Bloomington Invitational boys golf tournament May 13 at Dwan Golf Course. Nielsen and Josh Littman of Holy Angels shot par-68s in the 18-hole event. Nielsen and his Jefferson teammates won the team title with a score of 291. Holy Angels was second (306) ahead of Kennedy (319) and Richfield (335).

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Jefferson’s softball squad improved its overall record to 15-3 and is second in the South Suburban Conference with a 9-3 mark. Jefferson defeated No. 1-ranked North St. Paul 4-2 May 13 as Laura Falkanger allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings. Hannah Evavold pitched the seventh and struck out two.

Jefferson earned a 12-9 overtime victory over Chaska May 9 in girls lacrosse action. Elizabeth Wittenborg led the Jaguars in scoring with four goals and one assist. Laura Berglund contributed three goals and two assists. Scoring one goal each were Caitlin Fontaine, Carrie Bayard, Morgan Hespenheide, Brenna Murray and Kelly Lorton. Providing assists were Bayard (2), Karma Knutson (2) and Hedrick (1). Berglund scored the final goal of regulation to send the game into overtime. And then she followed with the winning goal in the extra session.

Patience Yalarti finished sixth in the triple jump (32-11 ?). Boys track Kennedy was eighth in the Section 3AAA True Team Boys Track meet with 331 points. Abu Kamara finished fourth in the 100 (11.58). Brandon Bell was ninth (11.68) and Patrick Miller placed 11th

(11.75). Caleb Miller came in 12th in the 200 (23.65). Jonathan Hess placed eighth in the 1,600 (4:39.90). Ferguson Stanford finished fourth in the high jump (6-2). Matthew Devery was eighth in the pole vault (12-0). Tyler Wencel placed 10th in the shot put (42-10 ?).

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Another well-deserved hall of fame honor for Saterdalen Former Jefferson coach is inducted into Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame It has been an honor and privilege to cover Bloomington prep sports teams coached by such legends as Jack Evens (Jefferson boys basketball), Jerry Peterson (Kennedy boys hockey, soccer), Steve Strommen (Kennedy basketball, baseball), Buster Radebaugh (Kennedy baseball), Bruno Waldner and Stan Skjei (Jefferson football) during the past four decades. And the community has been fortunate that many other talented coaches mentored Kennedy and Jefferson athletes during that time. One of those coaching legends is former Jefferson boys hockey and tennis coach Tom Saterdalen. The longtime Bloomington resident received numerous conference, state, regional and national coaching honors over the years. But when I spoke with Saterdalen on Friday afternoon, he said he felt he was about to receive his ultimate coaching honor. He was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame during a banquet May 15 at Edinburgh USA Golf and Event Center in Brooklyn Park. “Sats” was among 13 new inductees into the prestigious hall of fame. He is a member of the Jefferson High School Athletic Hall of Fame, the Minnesota High School Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame and the Bemidji State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Saterdalen was Minnesota Hockey Coach of the Year five times, the recipient of the John Mariucci and Cliff Thompson awards, and in 1994 was named the National Coaches Association Special Coach of the Year. But his induction into the MSHSL Hall of Fame has special meaning. “This is the ultimate coaching honor I could receive,” said Saterdalen, who retired from Jefferson teaching duties in 2002. “Nothing is bigger and it will be great to have all my family at the awards banquet along with many friends. “Former Jefferson principal Dr. Bob Smith hired me as a teacher and coach and will be on hand as well as my athletic director at that time, Jim Bailey. And most of my former coaches will also be present.”


High praise John Bianchi served as an assistant hockey coach to Saterdalen for 22 seasons at Jefferson. He has nothing but praise for Saterdalen as a mentor for young people. “Tom has always stressed a strong work ethic, and that was a major coaching and teaching focus during his career,” said Bianchi. “He emphasized the team concept to athletes. “He believed it was very important to help young people improve both as athletes and individuals.” The Jaguars teams won 545 games, 13 conference titles, 15 section titles and five state championships with Saterdalen at the helm of the hockey program. Jefferson won three consecutive state titles from 1992 to 1994. The Jaguars also had a 60-game winning streak that remains second longest in state history. “We were fortunate to have many outstanding athletes come through our program,” said Bianchi. “But Tom worked hard with those players as they went all the way through the youth programs to the varsity team. “Tom spent his summers running hockey camps and schools to help the players improve their skills.”

Tennis success as well Saterdalen is probably best known as one of the state’s most successful boys hockey coaches. But it should be remembered he groomed a championship boys tennis program at Jefferson as well. The Jaguars claimed eight conference, three section, and two state championships (1994 and 1996) in a sport that he loved to coach and play. Saterdalen was named Minnesota Tennis Coach of the Year in 1996. “I tried to get many of my hockey COLUMN: TO NEXT PAGE

Former Bloomington Jefferson hockey and tennis coach Tom Saterdalen was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame May 15 in Brooklyn Park. His Jaguar boys hockey teams won five state championships and he guided Jefferson’s boys tennis squads to two team titles. (Photo by Greg Kleven • Sun Newspapers)

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SHORTS Summer girls BB camp The Jefferson girls basketball summer camp for girls in grades 3-8 will be June 20-24 at Jefferson Activity Center. Sessions will be noon-2 p.m. each day. Contact Jefferson head girls basketball coach Andy Meinhardt at 952-8067776 for more information.

VEAP golf scramble The 18th annual VEAP Golf Scramble Benefit is Monday, July 18, at Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington. The event includes an 18-hole golf scramble, dinner and silent auction. This is a fundraiser that supports VEAP programs to provide emergency food, back-to-school supplies, summer breakfast and lunch, holiday toys and meals to thousands of lowincome children in the community. Individual fee of $200 includes

Column lunch, golf, cart, caddy and dinner. Shotgun start is 12:30 p.m. Dinner and awards program begins at 6:30 p.m. Register online at events or contact Sharon Paulson at 952-955-8322.

Kids Fishing Fair set The 18th annual Bloomington Kids Fishing Fair will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at West Bush Lake Park (9401 W. Bush Lake Road. There will be demonstrations of casting, knot tying, lure identification and fish identification. Awards will be presented to children catching the largest fish of four species: sunfish, crappie, bass and perch. All youth participants receive a bag of assorted tackle. Each child is asked to bring a rod and reel and must be accompanied by an adult. Live bait will be provided. There is no cost to

attend. The Bloomington Optimist Club and Gander Mountain of Lakeville are sponsors. Information: 612-251-6115.

Blue Legion tryouts Bloomington Blue American Legion baseball tryouts will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Jefferson High School field. Tryouts are open to Jefferson-area players ages 16-19 (born on or after Jan. 1, 1992). Information: Nate Ruff (952-2409776) or Tom Okonek (612-418-3390). Editor’s note: Please e-mail all Bloomington sports shorts releases to or fax to sports editor Greg Kleven at 763-4247388. Deadline for releases is noon on Thursday for publication in next week’s Sun-Current.

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE players out for our tennis team,” Saterdalen recalled. “Some of our best hockey players like Jeff Heil, Adam Sklader, Jay North and Nate Hultgren turned out to be good on the tennis court as well.” Saterdalen hasn’t stopped helping students become the best they can be. He is the supervisor of student teachers at Minnesota State University, Mankato. “I use some of the same techniques I did while coaching athletes,” said Saterdalen. “I work with students and help them become as good as they can be in teaching.” There are hundreds of former Jefferson athletes and students who have benefited from Saterdalen’s extraordinary coaching and teaching skills. He is most deserving of the honor that the Minnesota State High School League has given him.


CONGRATULATIONS BATON TWIRLERS! Congratulations to Alex Schwartz (left) and Nicole Thies (right) for their outstanding performances at the Miss Majorette of Minnesota competition. Alex, a junior at Edina High School, won the Senior Advanced Miss Majorette of Minnesota title. Nicole, a junior at Minnetonka High School, won the Senior Intermediate Pageant. Both girls are members of the Twirling Magic baton twirling team. Their coaches are Sue Barmore, Aimee Barmore, and Brittney Keating.

The 4th+ grade "Jets" played in the 2010 Summer Kickers program. Left to right, Front row: Jalen Jackson, Anish Munimadugu, Ellen Atwood, Diane Taropurua, Leeanna Frias. Back row: coach Arman Caretta, Madisyn Ryan, Jared Peterson, Matthew Leitgen, Meyin Klin. Not pictured: Zoe Lynch.


BYSC is accepting late registrations for summer United Juniors and Kickers recreational soccer programs for preKindergarten through sixth graders, through May 22, 2011. Register now at, or call 952-926-2844. – Thursday, May 19, 2011 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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ALL-WAYS DECKS Decks, Porches - Free Est. SPRING Has Arrived Enjoy the outdoors! Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805 Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds Jon Dimich Deck Creations

612-418-3677 Lic 20490464 DECKS/PORCHES TWO TEACHER CONST. *Professionals Who Design* And Build Quality 19+ years (BBB) Visit us for photos@ Lic # 20073200 952-472-5670


Doors & Windows

A.L.J. 612-986-3476

Local Resident Free Est.



Chimney & FP Cleaning

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

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Stain & Restore Its Beauty 1 yr Finish Warr Per Specs. Deck & Porch Repairs 20 yr exp Ins/Affordable 612-597-0472

952-392-6888 2100

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

3 Generations of Concrete Expertise • Garage Slabs • Epoxy Floors • Driveways • Walks • Blockwork LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED • LIC # L303-50172 • Footings • Steps INSTALLATION & REPAIR • Patios SERVING ENTIRE METRO • Overlays

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

952-854-0630 • 612-824-8135

17+ Years Exp L.L.C.

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


problems... We’re neighbors!

Specializing In Residential Concrete #1 in Well Pit Steps Patios • Sidewalks • Driveways Exposed Aggregate • Bobcat Work Free Estimates • References • Fully Ins. • Bonded BLOOMINGTON READER’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

Doors  Windows  Egress New Installs  Free Ests. 20+ Years Lic #20631172 Locally owned & operated!

Warm Front Windows Vinyl Window Repair Glass, Fogged/Broken, Screens & Operational Svc 25 Yrs Exp. Call Today!!

Dale 952-831-6452 763-544-2775 Mark Johnson Lic.(20396184) Bond/Ins'd




Appliance Pickup/Disposal Sr. Disc. 612-695-1726

TROYS DECKS & FENCE St Lic # 20581059 Free Est. 651-210-1387

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


Flooring & Tile

Free Ests Owner/Operator Reiman Int. 612-598-6381 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879


Electric Repairs

612-501-1093 WHY PAY MORE? Call Signature Electric Service Upgrades, Misc Wiring, Remodeling & More! Owner/Oper Lic/Bonded/Ins 763-537-4731 Schoo Electric Small Jobs – Service Changes

Prompt Service & Free Ests. Licensed – Bonded – Insured

ABLE TO WIRE NOW Kevter Construction Nick 952-201-6956 Lic#CAO4854

No Job Too Small!!

JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

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

Call Scott 952-890-9461 Low Budget Hauling

swisstoneconstruction Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575



0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Put Mr. Handyman to work for you!

Wall Repair Tile Install/Repair Door Install/Adjust Caulk/Grout Deck Repair/Clean/Stain Locally Owned & Operated Professional, Safe & Reliable

Lower Level Remodels

LIC#20633898 Bonded & Insured

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint.

20+ Years In Tiling Free Estimates/Low Prices Excellent References

Call 952-451-1037


Regrout, Tile, Painting, Etc. We Do it All • Lowest Rates Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)

Desperately Need Work!


Furniture Repair

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


Garage Door


“Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”

952-451-3792 R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs A.L.J. 20+ yrs 612-986-3476 Gutters Cleaning Siding Leaf Covers New Install Roofing Doors Windows Lic #20631172 Free Est. Locally Owned & Operated




Jim Cooper, Jr. Landscaping Inc. • Licensed/Insured • FREE Est.

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

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

Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611 HOME SPARKLERS ReliableFussyReasonable 20+ yrs, Ref/Ins 612-869-3661


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

Ray 612-281-7077

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Energy Focus Insulation Attic, Walls, Vents, Ice Dam Control. 35 yrs Exp/Insured Henry 952-884-0307

AP HANDYMAN, LLC Repair/ Remodel/ Build Insured. License #20626270

Randy 612-309-5396 Craftsman Inspired Design

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

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

JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair. No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888


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

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

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


612-272-3619 612-387-4849

Terry Ingram Lawn & Landscape Officer

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

612-919-1938 952-926-8232

Lawn and Landscape Enforcement Services Landscaping Weekly/Bi-weekly mowing Spring and Fall Cleanups Retaining Walls * Paver Patios Shrub trimming * Bobcat services Snow plowing

Free Estimates visit us online at:


Blown-In Insulation Free est. 7 days a week. Contact Brad anytime. 763-221-5717

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

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

952-492-2783 - We Deliver

You name it we can do it!

612-455-1217 L I C E N S E D Multi-Year Service Award Winner BONDED I N S U R E D






• Retaining Walls • Natural Stone Work Edging • Bobcat

• Shrubs • Mulching • Removal

Free Estimates

Hauling Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad

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

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


#1 All Area Landscape Cleanups, Sod, Seed, Rock Sr disc. Reas. 612-532-1162

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

Mother/Daughter Cleaning Family Biz. Yrs Exp. Ref's. Reas Rates. 952-484-3679

763-546-PANE (7263) Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening


25+ Years Handyman Work REMODELING & REPAIRS Basement Finish Work Free Estimates







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

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

Be your own Boss! Businesses for sale in Class 9010!

MDH Lead Supervisor

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile


Member: MNLA,

Schultz'e Contracting Inc

A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355


Quality Work Since 1983

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


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

Ceiling & Plaster Repair

Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.

#1 in Hardwood Refinishing

For All Your Drywall Needs. Free Est. No Job Too Small 30 yrs exp. Ins. 612-382-8980

Dan 651-235-7997



D.W. FENCE Chainlink, wood, vinyl.- Over 40 yrs exp. Free Est. Ed 763-786-4691

Ceramic & Marble

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


6-30 Yard Dumpsters

Free Estimates. 40 Yrs Exp. Call Art 612-695-1348

Alliance Drywall


Built-Rite Fence Company Chain Link, Color Vinyl, All Styles of Wood, Iron 30+ Yrs of Proven Reliability Call For Free Est 952-934-4899

Excel Drywall, LLC

TEAM ELECTRIC Mention this ad for a 10% Spring Discount!


Impressions **




In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES • Licensed/Insured


952-924-2441 LICENSED • INSURED • MNLA – Thursday, May 19, 2011 – Sun-Current Central 3B

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community






Lawn & Garden

AMP Services Lawn Care Landscaping, Rototilling. 952-292-1714 Insured

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

Call To Book 2011 Lawn Serv.

#1 in Customer Service & Professional Design

Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

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

Call now to begin a landscape plan.

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



Certified Professional, BBB

Van Buren Landscape Call 952-292-7453

Lawn & Garden

E-Z Landscape

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


Garden Design & Remodel Plant Installations Containers & Window Boxes Expertise. Creative Designs. Beautiful Results.

Van Buren Landscape 952-292-7453 GARDEN TILLING

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

763-420-3036 952-240-5533

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

Offering Complete Landscape Services


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

Silver Fox Services Affordable - Dependable Lic'd/Ins'd/BBB Accredited


Visit our Web Site:



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

Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert.



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

Call 952-882-9029

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



Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover

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

2420 FREE Estimates Residential & Commercial

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

Expert Texturing-Ptg -Water Damage Reas. Prices-Senior Disc. *Free Est. 612-927-5532* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted 3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Field of Green Lawncare

Garden Design & Maintenance Services

Call 952-334-9840


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


Resid & Comm Free Ests Lawn Clean Ups, Wkly Mowing Roto-tilling. 952-807-1612

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

Lawn & Garden



Landscape 2000 Inc.





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


A German Craftsman

Paint, Plaster, papering

30yrs quality work, Ref's

Seasonal Rates. Reliable

Est. Int/Ext 952-484-4867

Allen's Perfect Painting Ceiling & Drywall Repair BBB Member. Call anytime. Lic/Ins. Free Est. 612-388-2884

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





Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

Professional and Prompt

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

Guaranteed Results.


2470 Code #78


*A One Man Company* Toilets, Faucets, Sm jobs Steve 763-497-2280 Lic#4040 A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

An Honest Plumber Ins/Bond Lic. #57327-MR Dan 952-465-2926 SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

Powerwashing, Decks, Staining, & Repairs 612-839-2239

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters



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


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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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

Office: 763-476-8412 Jeff Doyle: 763-228-1656 Chad Doyle: 763-228-1873

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

Family Owned Local Company

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

Businesses for sale in Class 9010!



Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Roofs-Soffit-Fascia-GuttersLic#20172580 763-754-2501

Over 10 yrs Experience • Free Estimates 612-423-2227




Dun-Rite Roofing & Siding Co. CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING

Complete Storm Repairs 20 Years Locally Owned and Operated



Roofing • Siding • Windows Lic # 20431519BC


Lic. # 20177881


Since 1978

WINDOWS/SIDING Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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

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A Family Operated Bus.

DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext

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

Constructive Solutions, LLC. Hail Damage Repair, Roofs Siding, Windows & Decks. Lic#20637738 – Insured Mc/Visa Sr. Discounts 612-810-2059 Mbr:BBB

Right Way Painting

Special $89/with ad!

Be your own Boss!

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Residential Remodeling

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525


PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster

Bell Professional Painting 20 yrs serving SW Ext Ptg Best Prices 952-949-0444






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

Limited Offer Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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


Call For Free Estimate



Lic. #20626700 Credit Cards Accepted




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

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

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

Our job is to make you look good!


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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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



Tree Service


 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

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

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

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

Forget The Rest Call The Best!! Full Tree & Landscape Services.

Lic #20156835 • Insured

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


Tree Service

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

Will Beat Anybody's Price!

Serving The Entire Metro Area. 763-954-1063 BBB Accredited Business

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

Upholstery & Slipcovers


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

Window Cleaning




Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured


952-467-2447 Luke


Window Cleaning

15% Spring Discount

612-529-4444 Tree Service


Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc. • Tree Trimming • Storm Cleanup • Tree Removal • Land Clearing • Stump Removal • And Much More...

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

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

Plymouth, MN

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

MN Certified Arborist A+ on Angies List

Schools & Instruction

Tennis Lessons USPTA Pro - 15 years exp. CALL RON 651-292-0043



Merchandise Antiques

6 Shops - downtown Carver & 2 downtown Chaska 5/19 (10-5); 5/20-21 (10-4) Antiqs., garden, vintage, primitives, home comforts, and much more in/out Open Air Flea Market Sat., 5/21 in Carver Gazebo Park. For info 952-361-3000


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

DAN WIMMER • (952) 881-2122

Building Supplies

LUMBER: Approx. 8,000 bd. ft., misc. dimensions, 8', 10', 12' lengths. Call for details & price 763-561-2494


Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots, $1,000 each. 651-762-3727 Burial Plot Avail in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. (Garden of the Apostles). Valued at $2625 will sell for $1400. (715) 839-7570 Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608

Collectibles & Art

Special Norman Rockwell Collection 12 Mother's Day plates ('82-'93) w/certif. $170 763-537-4474



5' Brazilian teak table with 6 chairs. $200. Plymouth 763-473-4028 BED: Queen/King mattress set, 12” thick, Euro-pillow top, new in plastic. MSRP $799; sell for $350. Can deliv.


Special Occasions



HH, toys, baby, antqs, furn,

Crafters & Vendors linens, more. 5/20 (10-7) 5/21 (9-3) 13608 Upton Ave S Wanted September 16-18 Columbia Carlos Creek Winery GRAPE STOMP & FALL FESTIVAL Alexandria, MN

Call 320-846-5443



Garage Sales this week Apple Valley

Garage/Plant Sale: 5/18-21 (8-5), perennials, D56 Houses, xmas, & misc HH. 14308 Gladiola Court





Big Sale! 5/19 (8-5); 5/2021 (9-12). Furn., HH, misc. 10031 Colfax Ave. South Garage/Moving: 5/19-21 Variety of HH items MultiHomes: 4th Ave S & 102nd St Girl Scout Gar Sale! Sat



May 19-21 (8-6) Plus size cloz 1 to 5X, HH, antq, collectibles, art glass, misc. 5517 Welcome Ave N



Brooklyn Center

Avon, HH goods & misc. Thurs & Fri, 5/19-20 (9-5) 6319 Unity Ave. No. BC/BP DFL BIG SALE 7118 Grimes Ave N Fri-Sat 5/20-21 (8a-5p) HUGE 5/19-20 (8-5); 5/21 (92) 2 ponds, furn., much misc! 7230 Newton Ave. N.


Brooklyn Park

2-Fam/5/20-21 (9-5)DLP 46” TV, Mikasa Arabella dishes, furn. 6190 104 Cir N


Huge Multi-Fam! 5/18-21 (8-5) Hand crocheted 18” doll clothes, lots of good stuff. 1730 Sartell Ave

Buying Old Trains & Toys


952-933-0200 Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044 WANTED for Low Income Store: clean, used footwear, hunting/fishing gear, tools, canoes, small boats. Free, prompt pickup. 612-859-9615

Huge Church Rummage Sale: May 20 (5-8) $3 Adm.;

Calvary Lutheran 7520 Golden Valley Rd. 1 blk N, 2 blks E of Hwy 55 & Winnetka (park in N lot)

STUFF! STUFF! STUFF! May 19-20-21 (9am - ?)



5/19-21, 8a-3p Jacuzzi scooter chair, power recliner, designer jewelry, tools, furn, cloz, HH & misc. 812 Hamel Rd. 116/55

Lexington Square N'brhd Sat, 5/21 (8-3) 70+ Homes!

5/21 (8-5) New, used, antiqs.

333 & 343 Van Buren Av N

Moving & daycare closing

Estate Sale 5/19-21 (8-5) Entire contents of home. 114 Van Buren Ave. South

sale Lots of kids toys. May 19-21, 8-5. 3953 Beryl Rd.

Woodgate Days N'brhd Sales Johnny Ck Ridge Rd & Cliff Rd. Sat, 5/21 - 8am


Eden Prairie

HUGE Multi Family! Off Heritage-7452 Colby Ct Th-Sa (9a-6p) May 19-21



Friends of S'dale Library Book Sale - huge selection! Great prices! 5/20-21 (10-5); 5/22 (12-4) - Bag day $5

7001 York Ave. South




Edward Jones Office 3920 West Old Shakopee Rd or visit website:


New Hope

5/19-21 (9-5) Lots of furn! dbl bed, HH, cloz, sewing mach., misc. 4633 Flag Av N

Big Sale! 5/19-20 (8 - ?) Kids cloz, toys, Men's, misc. HH items.

Multi-Family: Th & Fri, 5/19-20 (4-8); Sat, 5/21 (8-5); Sun, 5/22 (12-5). HH, kids cloz, furn, toys, more. 4106 Jordan Ave N



Chelsea Woods Annual Sat, 5/21 (9-3) Townhouse Community - Vicksburg & Cty Rd 6 GREAT STUFF! 20+ Families. Follow signs Downsizing Sale! 5/19-20 (8-4). Autumn Hills 48th Ave & Vicksburg. Furn, HH, Patio/yd, cloz, décor, piano, storage, collectibles

Huge Church Sale 5/18-19 (8-6); 5/20 (8-12) Messiah Methodist Church 17805 County Rd. 6

The TJMAXX of Garage Sales. 5/19-20 (8-5) 5/21 (8-2) No Junk! Multi-Fam! Furn, Kitch, HH, knk-kncks; pics, cloz-wmn/tn boys, purses, vint jwlry. 16902 Javelin Av


Medicine Lake

Multi family. Huge Sale. 1 day 5/21; 8-3. Peninsula Rd. furn. Toys & more.



HUGE! 5/19-20 (8-3) Antiqs, HH, cloz, linens Don't miss! 2961 Tonkaha Dr. N'hood Sale! Furn, toys, car, HH. 5/19-21 (8-4) Hwy 101 & Saddlewood Ln Sale! 5/19 & 5/20 (9-5) Furn toys, hh, Xmas, womens cloz, 4557 Saddlewood Dr


Mound View

Irondale Baseball Comm. Gar. Sales-NB, MV, SV area; 5/19-21. Book w/maps avail. for $2 at Mounds View Comm. Ctr & Super America at Rice Creek/Silver Lk Rd


NE Minneapolis

Massive Rummage Sale St John's Church 2201 3rd St NE May 19-21 Thur-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-1 Bag Day $3

Apple Valley

Multi-Fam 5/26-27 (8-5) Cloz, toys, HH, furn., Playstation2 &games 14059 Flintwood Way

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church May 26-28 Thurs. (4-8); Fri. (9-7); Sat. (8-2) Saturday: 8-12 $4/bag sale; Noon-2 Free will offering. Proceeds benefit local children in need. Funds supplemented by Thrivent Financial. 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd (corner of Johnny Cake & McAndrews)



Perennial Plant Sale Thurs-Sat; 5/26-27-28 (8-6)

8560 Zenith Rd.



Eagan Salesman Samples in figurines, home décor, seasonal items, toys, cloz, BIG ONE! 5/27-28 (8-5) shoes, handbags, books. Ladies & kids cloz, toys. Fri & Sat, May 20-21 (9-4) CHEAP! 4179 Ethan Dr. 10800 41 st Ave North





Garage Sales next week

5/26(9-4) 4318 Xenia Av N Quality items: Furn, art, HH, glass, china, art, misc. bedding, HH, rugs. 5/19-20 guy stuff, no baby stuff. (9-5) 4085 Everest Ln N.


2 Garages – 1 Big Sale!



9017 32nd Ave. North




Misc. Wanted


Golden Valley

Huge Sale: 5/19-20 (8-5) 5/21 (8-1). HH, cloz, Furn, 1619 Blackhawk Lk Dr

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2421 Overlook Dr. 5/20-21 (8-5). Furn, baby, dishes, adult clz, HH, pottery, etc.

5/21 (8-5) Lots of furniture, HH items 200 Bell St, Excelsior

Men's Yard Sale All tools, some misc. items 5/20-22 (9-5) 3717 Main St

Sat. only 5/21 (8-3) Antiqs, HH, tools, Beanie Babies. 13269 Nassau Court NE



5/20-21 (9-5) Tons of boys cloz (sz. 2T-12), HH, X-mas, much more 6549 Lucia Ln

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Other Metro

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Employment Health Care


Triage Registered Nurse Busy peds clinic in West metro. PT phone triage with benefits. Flexibility a W Bloom LL hm, br, ba, must for vac/ill coverage. kit, ldry, gar, no smk/pets Strong caring work ethic. util inc $565. 952-831-0306 Fax resume to Sue: 952-473-7908



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Tailor/Alterations PT/FT positions for exp. tailors at a super nice store. Exc. starting pay + benefits. Jackie or Lisa (952)-934-1415 Tailors on 79th - Chanhassen


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Teachers New Horizon Academy is accepting resumes for Teachers for our Eden Prairie Shady Oak location. Candidates must be teacher qualified under MN Rule 3 guidelines. For more information or to schedule an interview call Laurie @ 952-944-5191 or email resume to E.O.E.


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Engineer Analog Mixed Signal Des Eng Sr sought by LSI Corporation for Mendota Heights, MN office. Resp to define, create and modify custom integrated circuits for hard disk drive (HDD) products using leading edge CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS technologies. Duties: Design high speed analog and mixed signal integrated circuits within custom chips. Reqs: MSEE/equiv or PhD EE/equiv plus one year of experience in the following: discrete, transistor level analog circuit design; physical layout and parasitic component; process and device physics; use of electronic measurement equipment in a lab environment; Resume: LSI Corporation, Attn H. Fang, 1230 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120. Ref code 2011MMYS

Internet/Sales Supervisor Sun Newspapers & the Sun Patriot Newspaper group are searching for a creative & energetic Internet/Sales Supervisor. The qualified candidate will be responsible for three core areas: working with existing sales reps to grow Internet/Online sales, making their own Internet/Online sales calls, & supervising 3-4 advertising sales representatives helping them to improve their print & online sales. The position will report to an Advertising Manager.


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Approximately 6400 sq ft of warehouse space, with one dock, private warehouse office and one drive in door. South Blmgtn $3500 per month gross rent. (Includes taxes, insurance, utilities, all operating expenses.) Call 651-414-6055 for details/showing.

Experience and qualifications:



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GAF Materials Corporation, American's largest manufacturer of building products, has an immediate opening for an Electrician in our Minneapolis manufacturing facility. Responsibilities include maintaining plant electrical & instrumentation systems in a manner to insure the productive capability of the plant. You will also install, troubleshoot, inspect, & repair pneumatic, digital, analog, hydraulic & electronic instrumentation. We will rely on you to conduct preventative maintenance procedures on facility equip to ensure the essential care, maintenance & operation of equipment. Exp with AC/DC drives a plus. This is a 2nd shift position (2PM - 10 PM) Monday through Sunday. It also includes on call work when necessary. This position requires a High School diploma or general education degree (GED) & Journeymen or Master Electrician License. We offer a very competitive benefits package. For immediate consideration, fax your resume to (612) 520-8772, or email You may apply in person or mail your resume to: GAF Materials Corp 50 Lowry Ave North Minneapolis, MN 55411 GAF is an EEO, drug free workplace.

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Foldcraft Co., a 100% employee-owned, manufacturer of booths, chairs, stools, cluster seating, cabinetry and millwork is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for our Bloomington, MN location. This position is accountable for the technical over sight (process and If you believe you have product) of our stainless what it takes to be a steel manufacturing opersuperstar, send your ations, as well as developresume to: ing efficient process flow pmiller@ and production requirements, and fabrication of product. To learn more about this opportunity, and how to apply, visit our website at: and click on our News and Events tab. Foldcraft Co. offers competitive wages and a complete benefit package inTemporary FT cluding insurance plans, Transcriptionist vacation, holiday and sick pay, 401(k) plan, and Em- Busy peds clinic in West Metro needs temp FT ployee Stock Ownership Transcriptionist for FamPlan (ESOP). ily Leave coverage. Experience req. Fax resume to Office Clerk Nancy @ 952-473-7908 Distributor of stainless steel pipe, valve and fittings seeks FT clerk for Bloomington facility. Duties include but not limitAdvertise ed to receptionist duties, Here! data entry, billing, and g/o support. Send resumes and salary req's to: Robert James Sales, PO Box 20699 Minneapolis, MN 55420

LEAD PRODUCTION OPERATOR SICK, Inc. is a global leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems & automatic identification products for industrial applications. Whether automating factories or optimizing distribution centers, SICK provides costeffective solutions. We are seeking a motivated self-starting Lead Production Operator that will provide leadership, work direction, & training of fellow production team members. Provide leadership & coaching to production team members by identifying areas of improvement & offering input on performance for all team members. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 yrs experience in leading or supervising in a production environment, strong professional communication skills, coaching & fostering a team environment. A High school diploma or equivalent is required with 1- 2 yrs experience in an Electro/ Mechanical assembly environment is preferred. Hand soldering experience in a through-hole environment a must! Ability to read & understand work instructions & simple assembly prints. Must have basic PC skills in Windows based software. If you thrive in a fastpaced, team-oriented work environment that offers challenges and the opportunity for growth, we're the place for you! SICK, Inc. is located in West Bloomington and offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits program. Qualified candidates should apply online by following the prompts below and send a cover letter and resume, including salary history/ requirements to be considered. Please reference Production Lead (NL-GUSPLSL1110) for the position you wish to apply for. Visit us at Affirmative Action (AA)/ Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V. Please No agencies/No telephone inquiries No Relocation



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2 Part Time Leasing Consultants Management Foldcraft Co., a 100% em- Property firm is looking for enthuployee-owned manufacturer of food service furnish- siastic, sales oriented perings has an opportunity sons for pt leasing posifor a Journeyman Mill- tions 2-3 wknds/month in worker at our Blooming- Bloomington and Edina locations. Hours: Every ton, MN location. other Sat 10am-4pm/Sun 12pm-4pm. $15.00/hr, plus Required Qualifications: This position requires an commissions. If you enjoy individual with a thor- working with people this ough understanding and is the position for you. knowledge in all facets of Email resume to: architectural millwork fabrication, including the set-up and operation of Delivery various wood working tools and machines. The incumbent must be familiar with various types of wood and laminates, and have proven experience in Carriers Wanted reading and interpreting CAD drawings. A mini- Routes now available mum of 5 years of experiin ence, along with knowlBloomington edge of installation re- Call Harriet - 952-392-6843 quirements and AWI and start earning extra Quality Standards, is a money today! must. Finally, this individual must have the abilEARN EXTRA ity to work with and through others in a team $$ MONEY $$ environment, be self-motivated to finish assignDeliver Telephone Books ments independently and Minneapolis & according to all specificaSurrounding Area tions, and have a personal drive to be creative and bring solutions to the team. Foldcraft Co. offers competitive wages and bonus plans and a complete benefits package. Foldcraft Co. 615 Centennial Drive Kenyon, MN 55946 Email: humanresources@ FAX: 507-789-8363 AA/EOE * If you have applied to Foldcraft Co. within the past 90 days, no need to reapply.

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Deli Express has FT openings for 1st and 2nd shift production workers to assemble sandwiches on high speed production lines. 7am-3:30pm & 4pm12:30am Mon-Fri. Must be able to speak and understand English, stand for 8 hours per day in 40 degree temp and work with all meats/ cheeses. Food or production assembly experience preferred. $9.00/ hour with excellent benefits after 60 days. Please apply in person at Deli Express, 16101 W. 78th St., Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Corner of Highway 5 and Fuller Road. EOE/AA


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MOLLY WEIBEL Has served admirably as co-



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STEPHEN KINDEM Stephen has a 3.8 GPA, he is one of the top members of Kennedy Band. He is an emerging force as a sprint freestyler on the boys swim team. Stephen has worked his way onto the a 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. His work during the off season in the weight room and diligence in practice is paying off. He has become our #2 50 and 100 freestyler in his second year on the team. Stephen is a great student and a wonderful member of the Kennedy community.




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