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City considers more rules for secondhand goods businesses MOA businessman argues against allencompassing rules

More Bloomington Police rely upon reporting system for secondhand goods. Page 7

BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington is considering an increase in the reporting requirements of pawnshops and other secondhand goods businesses. The owners of a gold-buying business at Mall of America think there’s a distinction between their business and others handling secondhand goods, and want to see decreased reporting requirements.

The proposed City Code amendment drew the objections of Joe Beasy, co-owner of The Gold Guys, a two-year-old business that buys gold and other precious metals. The council is considering the addition of photographic or video documentation of both the seller and merchandise involved in transactions at pawnshops, sporting goods resellers and BUSINESSES: TO PAGE 8

Sam Rubin, manager of The Gold Guys Store at Mall of America, analyzes rings brought in by a customer. The company, which issues checks to customers who sell their precious metal, is questioning the need for additional regulations of its business. (Submitted photo)

Success comes with growing pains for megamall-based The Gold Guys BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS The brains behind the operation are the faces at the storefront of their Mall of America location, and as The Gold Guys find that the success of their business is posing a variety of challenges, many would consid-

er them nice problems to have. There are nine Gold Guys locations in the United States. What started as a business venture at Mall of America – an attempt to fill a niche in the precious metals market – has grown steadily since August 2008, when the Mall of America

store began buying old gold, silver and platinum jewelry, coins, flatware and other items. Owners Joe Beasy of Little Canada and Shane Maguire of Orono stumbled upon a formula for success when they launched their business. The entrepreneurs have known

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The Bloomington Chorale will perform its 28th Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in the Schneider Theater, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. The concert will feature selections from Handel’s messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Info:

Bloomington firefighters respond to about 40 vehicle fires per year. During the week of Dec. 3-9, they responded to three. In all three incidents the fires were contained upon arrival, according to Bloomington Fire Chief Ulie Seal. “We tend to have a little spike in the winter months,” Seal said. With three

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incidents last week the total is up to 40 this year. Last year the department responded to 41 vehicle fires, Seal noted. Two of the three calls were for vehicles in parking lots, the third was for a vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 77, near the East Old Shakopee Road exit. Most vehicle fires are the result of engine compartment fires due to a mechanical or electrical malfunction, Seal said.

The weekend blizzard also kept firefighters busy. Seal estimates the department responded to 25 calls between noon Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday evening. Firefighters responded to a variety of calls, but there were no major incidents, Seal said. The beginning of winter and the holiday season typically result in an increase in fire calls, and fatalities as a result of fire tend to increase during the holiday season, Seal noted.

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Police need help identifying liquor store robber BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington investigators are seeking information about the perpetrator of a robbery at a liquor store near Southtown Shopping Center. The man entered Liquor Locker, 8090 Morgan Circle, at 2:23 p.m. Dec. 3 and demanded cash from the clerk, displaying a gun as he made the demand, according to Bloomington Police Commander Dave Olmstead. The man is described as a white male, 50-55 years old, 5-feet 10-inches to 6-feet tall and weighing 250-275 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a light brown jacket and brown stocking hat, according to the report. He was seen leaving the store in a red SUV and also took a bottle of Smirnoff vodka, Olmstead noted. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Ed Hanson at 952-5638812.

Burglars apprehended A traffic stop proved fortuitous as it resulted in the arrest of two men sus-

pected of burglarizing a Bloomington restaurant. A Bloomington patrol officer saw a vehicle exiting the parking area of Kimson Vietnamese Cuisine, 8654 Lyndale Ave. S., at 3:06 a.m. Dec. 2. During a traffic stop of the vehicle an alert was dispatched regarding activation of the burglary alarm at the restaurant, Olmstead explained. Upon further investigation police found that the glass entry doors to the restaurant had been damaged, and the suspects had glass embedded in the bottom of their shoes, Olmstead said. Change was reported missing from the restaurant and the suspects were found to be in possession of change thought to be from the restaurant, Olmstead noted. A 48-year-old St. Paul man and a 57year-old Maplewood man were arrested for probable cause, burglary. The St. Paul suspect was also arrested for an outstanding warrant and giving a false name to a police officer, and both suspects were also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mall of America burglary A man who entered Mall of America after 2 a.m. managed to remove merchandise from several kiosks before being arrested. The 24-year-old, who had no permanent address, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Dec. 2. Mall security observed the man attempting to obtain a box from a Hickory Farms kiosk in the mall. He had used a cart to collect a variety of merchandise obtained from several locked kiosks, including portraits, jewelry and sunglasses, Olmstead said. There was no sign of forced entry to any of the kiosks. Merchandise appeared to be from five or six kiosks, Olmstead noted. Mall security video determined the man had entered the mall through a door that another patron used to exit the building.

Apartment burglaries Two separate apartment burglaries were reported Dec. 6, and victims in each incident suspect a friend or acquaintance is responsible.

A television and laptop computer were stolen from a residence on the 8200 block of Wentworth Avenue South. The doorframe of the apartment had been damaged and the victim said he had guests at his apartment recently, according to Olmstead. A laptop computer, several video games and multiple video game consoles were stolen from an apartment on the 10500 block of Bloomington Freeway East. There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment, and the victim thinks the theft is tied to an ex-roommate, Olmstead said.

Fraud arrest A 30-year-old West St. Paul woman was arrested for fraud after her employer alerted police that she appeared to be cashing checks from a vulnerable adult for whom the woman was caring. The woman was found to have cashed five checks totaling $2,400 from the account of the vulnerable adult she was employed to care for in a Bloomington home, Olmstead said.


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Leader at Bloomington firm named to Minnesota board BY JONATHAN YOUNG • CONTRIBUTING WRITER One of the most rewarding days of Dr. Dennis Morrow’s career was a high school graduation he attended as the superintendent of Brooklyn Center Public Schools. He vividly recalls standing on the platform with a student who was the first in his family to graduate high school. “This person’s trajectory of life was changing,” said Morrow, “and that was huge for me.” Morrow — or Denny, as he prefers to be called — has been changing lives his entire career. He hopes to continue doing that as the newest member of the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed the Plymouth resident to a four-year term as a public member of the board Oct. 28. The board licenses and regulates marriage and family therapists in Minnesota. Morrow will attend his first meeting Dec. 17. As one of two public members, Morrow will bring an outside perspective to a group made up mostly of therapy professionals. According to Herb Grant, the board chair, he and his colleagues have been operating with only one public member for almost a year. “We’re excited to have him join us so we can function as a full board with two public members,” said Grant. Because the board sets educational standards for marriage and family therapists, Grant said Morrow’s background in education could be especially helpful. Morrow draws from a wide range of experiences in education and leadership training. “He brings a very broad perspective,” said his longtime friend, Ron Tschetter. “He will offer very seasoned but thoughtthrough viewpoints and opinions.” While he was growing up in Minneapolis, Morrow learned the value of education from his parents. After an influential high school counselor challenged him to reach his potential, he went on to earn a bachelor’s in history, a master’s in teaching and a doctorate in educational administration. During his 59 years of life, Morrow has participated in nearly every level of the education system. After beginning his career as a high school history teacher, he became principal of three Minnesota schools and spent two years in China as principal of the Hong Kong International School. He also served

four years as the superintendent of Brooklyn Center Public Schools. He has been involved in education at the university level as well. As dean of the graduate school at Bethel University, he created an accredited doctoral program from scratch. Later he became executive director of Daystar University in Kenya, which focuses on training future leaders for Africa. Morrow now serves as the associate executive director at ReachGlobal, a Bloomington-based coaching and training organization that develops leaders for humanitarian service. His work there requires four months of travel each year, but he’s always shown a penchant for travel and adventure, as evidenced by the time he spent in China and Kenya. His childhood heroes included the seven original astronauts, as well as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first men to scale Mount Everest. During college, Morrow took three years off to teach at a wilderness survival school called Outward Bound, and he has served as a U. S. Navy intelligence officer. All of Morrow’s professional endeavors have involved serving others. Throughout his life, he has felt a strong sense of responsibility to the people around him. Along with a vibrant personal faith, his sense of civic duty and a desire to help others have driven his life and work. Morrow said he asks himself, “Can I leave my community better than I found it?” That’s why he applied to be on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. “Just like when you’re sick you go to a doctor, if there are some issues that you need worked on, you can see a marriage and family counselor to help with that as well,” said Morrow. “I think that therapists have a huge impact on society today.” And that’s what matters, he says. “He’s passionate about helping people,” said Tschetter, who also admires the way Morrow relates to others in a warm, approachable manner. He doesn’t seem to care much whether people remember the specifics about which boards he served on or what great tasks he accomplished. “I’d like to be Mr. Fezziwig from ‘A Christmas Carol,’” he said. “Someone who valued colleagues, who knew how to have fun, who was the voice of encouragement for others and really embraced his family.” – Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 – Bloomington Sun-Current



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Updated clinic rules help lay High school students still groundwork for healthier lives find journalism interesting BY CATHY BRUNKOW GUEST COLUMNIST Hennepin County Public Health’s work to address overweight, obesity and chronic disease through Statewide Health Improvement Program funding is making a difference at a growing number of health-care clinics. These clinics are adopting guidelines developed by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement that will help healthcare providers work effectively with their patients to address overweight, obesity and other chronic diseases. Initiatives also are connecting patients to community opportunities for healthy eating, physical activity and smoking cessation. A good case in point is Hennepin Public Health’s work with Northwest Family Physicians clinics in Crystal, Plymouth and Rogers. Their commitment to helping patients who are overweight and obese has led to the introduction of group weight management classes at the Crystal clinic. These monthly sessions include group education, individual assessments and goal setting, led by Tammy Gregerson, an Northwest Family physician’s assistant. “I believe the visits represent an extremely effective approach to weight management,” Gregerson said. “The group setting provides accountability, support and an opportunity to learn from others. We try to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that helps participants feel comfortable enough to share intimate details about their lifestyles.” One participant, Lori Goble, said she appreciates the moral support of people who share similar issues.

“The group is my cheering section and I want to get that pat on the back for a job well done,” she said. “What I want is to be part of a successful group of people that will not only stand by me, but pick me up if I stumble and get me back on track again.” Another participant Jennifer Bauer said any nervousness she had going into the classes soon disappeared when she realized everyone was in the same boat. “It’s great being in a group versus a one-on-one office visit because we learn from each other,” Bauer said. “Imagine a group of people in your same situation telling you the best ways to prepare meals and where to get the best low-calorie snacks, meals and dessert options. Bauer said clapping and encouraging words are a staple at each meeting. And there’s plenty to clap to about. Some members have already lost weight, quit smoking, lowered medication levels or lowered blood sugar levels. “I am trying to do this in small increments,” Goble said. “I still have a long way to go, but I am on my way. I have been able to control my blood sugar, I have lost 56 pounds and I feel fabulous!” Another group participant Linda Zastwany said she has taken her cue from another class member who loved the motivation gained from the group meetings. For the Northwest Family Physicians weight management class schedule or to register, contact Patty at or 763-504-6521. Brunkow is a Registered Nurse working with the SHIP health-care initiative through Hennepin County Public Health.

Last week, I had the opportunity to be on the campus of Jefferson High School as part of the career day program. It’s become increasingly difficult over the years to be too encouraging of students wanting to go into the field of journalism. It is changing so rapidly. It’s difficult to say exactly what the industry will look like by the time these Jefferson juniors are out of college. Nevertheless, a stalwart group of about 25 total showed up for two sessions. They were terrific students; they asked great questions. I was impressed with how respectful they were to each other, as well. Maybe the word had already leaked out to this group, but no one in either class asked about journalism salaries. I often tell high school students journalism is a lifestyle more than a job. If you go into it for the money, you will be disappointed. But it is an honorable profession, despite what some might think. Journalists still have the opportunity to change the lives of their readers. That’s a huge responsibility. Since Wikileaks was in the news most of the week, several students asked about whether it is more important to keep readers informed or to keep top government officials from looking stupid and giving away inside secrets. As a child of the Watergate era, I come down very strongly on the side of the people’s right to know. I was surprised at the number of students who expressed profound concerns that secrets were being revealed that might jeopardize our security. Of course, I advocated that the more we know the more secure we are. In one class, the opinions divided up boys vs. girls with the

PAUL WAHL Sun-Current Managing Editor boys saying “tell all” and the girls saying “not so fast.” It was comforting to see that the students were grappling with ethical questions regarding journalism. On a related note, I asked the students if they knew what Watergate was all about. One smart-looking young man rattled off all the pertinent details regarding the highlight of ‘70s politics without missing a stroke. I was impressed. I was asked by both groups how I chose journalism as a career. In some respects, it chose me. I began working for my hometown weekly newspaper when I was a sophomore in high school. I needed a job. I could set type faster than anyone else in my school. The stars were aligned. In all, it was a great experience. My confidence in the future is always enhanced when I interface with today’s high school students. Oh sure, there are a few who don’t seem to know if it’s day or night, but remember, that pretty much describes Bill Gates when he was in high school. I’d like to believe that the “best and the brightest” from Jefferson or any other high school would plan to go into journalism. I’m enough of a realist, however, to know that most of those students will go into medicine, architecture and law. But we keep holding up the torch and a small group of determined souls follows the light. Thanks to Eric Roesler for the invite – and the coffee and treats.


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BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS Automated Pawn Service is a computer database that tracks secondhand merchandise from a variety of businesses around the state. The Bloomington Police Department is one of 224 law enforcement agencies that monitor the system, which collects data from 159 businesses, according to Bloomington Police Sgt. Mark Elliott, the property crimes division supervisor. Bloomington requires its secondhand goods businesses, including pawnshops and sporting goods resellers, to use the system. APS tracks a variety of items that are often the target of thieves during the burglary of a home, office or automobile, including jewelry, home electronics, personal electronic devices and bicycles, Elliott explained. “It does definitely help us in our recovery efforts,” he said. Jewelry is a common target or burglars, particularly during residential burglaries, according to Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts. “APS is a way for us to try and prevent that,” he said. Participating in the system comes at a cost to Bloomington businesses dealing in secondhand goods. The businesses pay $2 per transaction, which covers the costs associated with operating and maintaining the system, Elliott explained. APS is used to track purchases made by The Gold Guys, a Mall of America business that buys old gold jewelry and other precious metal pieces for melting and reuse. Representatives of The Gold Guys argue that there has been little criminal activity associated with their business, as its Mall of America location attracts a different clientele than a pawnshop. Elliott said that the records submitted to APS by The Gold Guys are searched several times per week, and that there’s a stronger correlation between stolen merchandise and the items submitted to The Gold Guys than store representatives think. The Bloomington City Council’s proposal to require photographs or video documentation of the seller and the

‘We don’t make it real easy for people to bring stolen property into the pawnshops or other businesses.’ — Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts

items being sold to The Gold Guys or other secondhand goods businesses is supported by Elliott. Businesses already photocopy the driver’s license of a seller, but a photo or video of the person provides additional evidence in trying to identify the seller during a criminal investigation, Elliott explained. A driver’s license provide a picture of the seller, but the picture may be outdated, and Elliott questions the ability of store employees to verity a person’s identity based upon that license. If the identification presented to a store employee is fraudulent, a photo or video of the seller provides additional information for investigators, he explained. A photo or video of the goods being sold provides visual documentation that the APS system doesn’t provide. Police can search for specific necklaces by size, style and karat weight during a search of the APS database, but jewelry often lacks a serial number or other identifying information that can be used to verify that a pawned item was stolen. A photograph or video provides another resource, particularly for businesses such as The Gold Guys, where the turn around time on items purchased is typically short, and therefore not available for physical verification, Elliott noted. The system may not stop crime, but it is intended to deter trafficking of stolen goods through Bloomington, according to Potts. “We don’t make it real easy for people to bring stolen property into the pawnshops or other businesses,” he said.




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The Gold Guys. Beasy proposed a solution that is less demanding of his business. Businesses dealing in secondhand goods are required to document their transactions through the Automated Pawn System, an information database shared by law enforcement agencies to help track merchandise that may filter through pawnshops or other secondhand goods dealers. The system requires

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data entry for each item received by a secondhand goods business, as well as driver’s license information pertaining to the seller of the merchandise. Beasy argued during the Bloomington City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting that the demands of APS are onerous, and mostly pointless. “It’s not accomplishing anything,” he said. He contends that most of the customers at his Mall of America business – which doesn’t resell any of the old gold jewelry, silver flatware or other precious metal it buys – are women with old jewelry who are recycling it. He said filing the information through APS can take

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30 minutes per transaction, yet a customer can receive a check in exchange for their precious metal in less than 10 minutes. His business requires two fulltime employees to keep up with the reporting demands of APS because of the volume of transactions the mall store does per day. Beasy questioned the need to take mug shots of customers who are already providing copies of their driver’s license when selling precious metal. “They are not criminals,” he said. Beasy proposed limiting the reporting requirements of his business to driver’s license information and a photo-

graph of the merchandise being purchased. He said police rarely conduct a blind search for stolen property. They typically know who the suspect is and what they’re looking for, he argued, saying he supported the intent of the system. “We want the police to be able to catch the bad guys,” he noted. But out of approximately 30,000 transactions, Beasy claimed that his Bloomington business has had nine inquires about theft, and at least six of them were family-related thefts. “Do we have to do all of this, for that?” BUSINESSES: TO NEXT PAGE

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Beasy said that Bloomington’s requirements are more inhibitive than other cities where they do business. The company has another Twin Cities location in Maple Grove, as well as locations in California, including in the Los Angeles area. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts defended APS and its requirements. APS maintains a database that tracks jewelry by its type and characteristics, and isn’t designed to track jewelry through pictures, he noted. The system may not be perfect, but he opposed abandoning the system and developing a different reporting standard where the information would not be available to other law enforcement agencies. The system has been used by Bloomington’s pawnshops without complaint, according to Potts, and a Pawn America representative supported the proposed changes. Chuck Armstrong, the community affairs specialist for Pawn America, supported a fair and equitable playing field for all secondhand goods dealers in Bloomington. Associate City Attorney Lisa Netzer said that city staff had asked for input about the proposed changes prior to the amendment proposal, but only Pawn America commented. Beasy disagreed, saying he had only recently learned of the proposed changes when he received a letter noting the amendment was scheduled for the council’s consideration. Council members weren’t keen on the idea of making wholesale changes to the reporting requirements of secondhand goods dealers, but they were willing to listen to further comments by The Gold Guys representatives, agreeing to con-

tinue the matter until the council’s Jan. 24 meeting. Councilmember Steve Peterson questioned the cost effectiveness of using APS. He asked what benefit the city would derive from increasing the reporting requirements of secondhand goods dealers. He agreed that there is a distinction between a pawnshop and The Gold Guys, and wondered if Bloomington’s requirements would drive businesses such as The Gold Guys to other communities. Councilmember Vern Wilcox surmised that low number of theft-related incidents Beasy claimed were indicative of the effectiveness of Bloomington’s requirements. “We must be doing something right,” he said, saying that excluding The Gold Guys from the city’s secondhand goods dealer requirements would result in an uneven playing field for similar businesses in the city. The amendment proposal includes civil penalties for businesses that fail to meet the city’s reporting requirements, including timeliness of the reporting, which has been an issue with The Gold Guys, City Manager Mark Bernhardson noted. City Code presently limits sanctioning options to suspending or revoking the business license of a secondhand goods dealer. Mayor Gene Winstead didn’t see the new requirements to be cumbersome or problematic, and surmised that the amendment – and the ability to levy fines against businesses that aren’t meeting compliance requirements – might motivate businesses to find a better way to meet their reporting obligations. In postponing its decision the council directed city staff to meet with representatives of secondhand goods businesses prior the Jan. 24 reconsideration.

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dated or damaged gold jewelry already had options for converting their precious metal into cash, such as sending it to a nationwide buyer through the mail. But Beasy and Maguire saw a better way to obtain the same results. Instead of asking people to send their jewelry to an out-of-state precious metals dealer for an unknown price, the duo focused on providing a local, face-to-face option. The business also provided an alternative to pawn shops, an option many Gold Guys customers would never consider, according to Maguire.

Humble beginning The duo opened its doors in one of America’s most famous shopping malls, but that wasn’t the initial plan, Maguire recalled last week. The goal was to open a Gold Guys store near the mall, not inside it, Maguire admitted. The initial storefront the duo targeted, however, was unavailable due to pending redevelopment of the property. Beasy suggested setting up shop inside the mall, which proved to be a tough financial proposition, Maguire said. Opening a store at Mall of America cost the duo considerably more per month, for less space, than they could have leased elsewhere. But it turned out to be a shrewd business decision. Not only did the Mall of America make the first Gold Guys store easy to locate, it gave them the credibility that comes with doing business there, according to Maguire. But those advantages did not trans-

late into mega-success initially. Developing their reputation as a worthwhile destination for sellers of precious metal required two key ingredients, advertising and long hours behind the counter by the proprietors. The duo’s investment included a substantial budget for advertising, advertising that attached their names and faces to the business. They backed that up initially by logging many hours per week inside the Mall of America store, as they had no budget for management or employees. The duo had some experience and knowledge of precious metals, but “we learned on the fly,” Maguire acknowledged. “We became experts at our little business very fast.” For more than six months the owners were the face of the company as well as the worker bees, a proposition that wasn’t foreign to Maguire, a New Zealand native. Working long hours day after day, to the point of nearly falling asleep while he was standing, didn’t seem ridiculous to him. “That’s what I thought chasing the American dream was about,” he said. Did all that work pay off ? The business grew slowly during the final months of 2008, but the owners invested everything they earned back into the business, opting not to cut themselves paychecks as they built their clientele and reputation. And their hard work did pay off. As their business grew, they began to parlay that success by opening additional stores. First came a store in California, through the prodding and involvement of a business acquaintance. That store opened about 10 months after the Mall of America location, and within its first GOLD GUYS: TO PAGE 12

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Gold Guys FROM PAGE 10 week it was matching the business volume of Mall of America, Maguire said. Expansion has rapidly followed. The Gold Guys now operate nine stores in four states. Besides Bloomington, the company has stores in Maple Grove and Duluth, four in California, one in Iowa and one in Hawaii. Two new stores are planned, one in Dallas scheduled to open within two months and one in Denver. The company employs nearly 100 people, and with each new store comes a training session at the Mall of America location. “Bloomington is The Gold Guys university,” Maguire said.

The price is right A Gold Guys transaction may be the purchase of one broken gold necklace or earring, or it may comprise several pieces of jewelry. Transactions follow a simple process. A store employee conducts a few evaluation tests, weighs the piece and quotes a price to the customer, based upon the current market price for the raw material. Since The Gold Guys do not resell jewelry, no value is given for name

brands or prestigious designers. During one recent weekday afternoon the quotes ranged from $22 for a single 14-karat gold necklace to $271 for a handful of gold jewelry pieces. Customers decide if they’re happy with the offer. Many of them are, according to Patty Russell, director of publicity and media relations. The Gold Guys encourage customers to shop around if they’re uncertain about the offer they’ve received. “We know we pay the highest price,” Russell said. To that end, the business guarantees it will beat the price being paid by its competitors, Maguire noted. John Awsumb of Minneapolis received a $271 check last week after selling a handful of gold jewelry pieces that had belonged to his mother, who died several months ago. Family members kept some of the nice jewelry his mother had, but the older, less appealing pieces wound up in a plastic bag that sat in Awsumb’s trunk for months. He had seen a Gold Guys billboard and decided to visit the Mall of America store and see if any of the old jewelry was of value. Although much of it wasn’t gold, or was merely gold plated, there were several items of value. To Awsumb’s surprise the old gold netted him a check,

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issued before he left the store. “I honestly was expecting nothing,” he said. Awsumb never considered visiting a pawnshop or trying to sell off the jewelry any other way, taking the collection to gold buyers made the most sense to him. “This is what these guys do,” he said.

Success, at a price As buyers of secondhand goods, The Gold Guys are obligated to enter their purchases into a database of secondhand goods, the same database Bloomington pawnshops and other secondhand goods dealers are required to participate in. The Gold Guys have been doing so, but argue that the system is labor-intensive and time-consuming, with little benefit to law enforcement. Company representatives say their business and clientele is different than that of a pawnshop or sporting goods reseller, but aren’t arguing that they should be exempt from the reporting system, they are lobbying instead for a less onerous method of recordkeeping as the city is considering additional requirements. Gold Guys customers provide a driver’s license and phone number to the store when they sell precious metal. The store uses its own inventory worksheet to record the transaction details for

entry into a computer database as time permits. The daily transaction volume of the store results in hours of data entry, data that the owners argue is of little help to police unless investigators already have an idea of who they’re looking for. The owners think a photo of the jewelry and driver’s license information should be adequate for police records, and they object to a city proposal calling for a separate photo or video of the customer participating in the transaction. Maguire calls the idea intrusive and offensive, and thinks it will discourage people from doing business at the Mall of America, especially if other cities allow such transactions to take place without as much scrutiny of the customer. Beasy said the system doesn’t stop crime, it merely prevents criminals from cashing in on their ill-gotten gains within Bloomington. The owners claim that they’ve few known transactions involving stolen property, and the majority of those involved theft between family members. “We want to help the police do their job,” Maguire said, but not to the point where it threatens the viability of their business, he added. “We don’t want to have to be the police.”

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The initiative is part of the school’s Response to Intervention program, which strives for all students to achieve grade level expectations in reading, math and behavior. One of the interventions involves working with kindergarten students who are at risk for reading failure. Each week a trained adult reads a book with the students, focusing on vocabulary development, higher level thinking and

Bloomington’s Normandale Hills Elementary School has raised $1,000 toward its initiative to put books in the hands of its most at-risk students. More than 400 books will be made available to the lowest performing students in order to improve reading proficiency.

concepts of print. To help continue this learning at home, a copy of the book read at school can now be provided for the student to have and keep at home. Half of the donation comes from the school’s business partner, United Educator’s Credit Union, which was then matched by the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The school’s goal is to raise $2,000 for the 2010-11 school year.

Medalist concert set Celebrate the “Sounds of Season” with the medalist Concert Band in a program of holiday music 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, in the Schneider Theater at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. Students from Westwood Elementary will sing holiday songs before and after the event. Tickets: 952-563-8575.

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State senate will have a distinctly west-suburban flavor BY PAUL WAHL • SUN NEWSPAPERS On the coldest days a Minnesota winter has to offer in 2011, State Sen. David Hann will not have to brave the elements to move from his office to the senate floor in the State Capitol. It may seem like a small thing, but it’s one of the perks Hann and other Republican senators are looking forward to when the legislature convenes Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. For the first time in 38 years, GOPers will be in charge of the Senate. Hann, who represents Eden Prairie and a portion of Minnetonka, will hold key leadership roles, as will Sen. Geoff Michel, who represents Edina and a portion of Bloomington. Hann has been tapped to chair the Health and Human Services Committee and Michel will chair the Jobs and Economic Growth Committee. Both have also been named assistant majority leaders. Michel will also chair the senate’s subcommittee on redistricting. It appears that a considerable amount of power in the senate will be based in two neighboring west metro districts,

but both Hann and Michel downplay that aspect of the session ahead. “I think it’s fair to say there is more legislative clout than ever for our suburbs,” said Michel. “But it is also clear that we have statewide responsibilities, and I expect any final bill or budget to be a product that works for all of Minnesota – not just a few isolated district.” Hann said he has never believed in “bringing home the bacon” for his district but admitted suburban legislators bring a specific flavor to a legislative position. “The people in our districts are business owners and professionals, and I believe we reflect that orientation,” Hann said. To that end, both senators say the body will be run in a more business-like fashion under Republican leadership. Hann described it as a culture shift. Committee hearings slated to begin at 8 a.m. will convene in a timely fashion. The senate has consulted with Republican leaders in the house to stagger committee meetings. Hann explained that when both house and senate committees meet at the same time, it’s often impossible for someone testifying to be present for both.

Every effort will be made to assure sessions don’t end in a train wreck where thousand-page bills land on legislator’s desks with no time to read through them. Republicans have also pledged to consider education funding bills earlier in the session, prior to deadlines for school districts to submit their budgets, rather than after. “We will try to do better than our predecessors, but remember, we are new at this,” Hann added. Neither Hann nor Michel denies that being in the majority means it’s easier to have bills heard and approved in committee and before the full legislature. “I believe that being in the majority will allow me to go to bat more effectively for Edina and Bloomington,” Michel said. “Last year if suburban legislators had an education reform idea, it would not even get a hearing.” This session, Michel said, that will change. Suburban residents will also have more opportunities to have input and testimony on a variety of topics. Hann cited a voter reform initiative to require photo identification for those

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COMMUNITY NOTES Michel to lead state redistricting committee Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, was selected to chair the Subcommittee on Redistricting, which is a subcommittee of Rules and Administration. “I look forward to leading the Senate’s redistricting effort with openness and transparency,” said Michel, who represents District 41 covering Edina and west Bloomington. “We will reach out to the House, the governor and the public to produce new Congressional and legislative maps that reflect our most recent population figures.” The Legislature is responsible under Minnesota statute to complete state legislative redistricting every 10 years. The process is separate from congressional redistricting and will begin next year after receiving 2010 U.S Census data. The Subcommittee’s proposal will be presented to the full Legislature for approval before going to the governor. In Minnesota, there are 67 state Senate districts and 134 state House districts, for a total of 201 state Legislative districts.

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BLOOMINGTON CABLE TELEVISION The number of districts will remain the same but district borders can be adjusted to make sure each district has approximately the same number of people in it. The Redistricting Subcommittee will be comprised of two Senate and two House members. The other members will be appointed in the coming weeks.

Bloomington seeks advisory board apps The Bloomington City Council is seeking applicants to serve on its advisory boards and commissions for terms beginning in January 2011. Applications must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 22, for consideration at the City Council’s organizational meeting on Jan. 3. Boards and commissions include the Advisory Board of Health, the Human Rights Commission, the Merit Board and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Meetings are held at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. Info: 952-563-8780.

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CABLE CHANNEL 14 TV LISTING Friday, Dec. 17 6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: Dec. 17-23 6:30 p.m. Bethany Academy Elementary Christmas Concert 8 p.m. Kennedy Choir Holiday Show 10 p.m. Bloomington Today: Dec. 15-21 10:30 p.m. Continental Ballet: Invitation to Dance 2010 11:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Due Date” Saturday, Dec. 18 6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: Dec. 17-23 6:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: Dec. 15-21 7 p.m. Bloomington Human Services Veterans Appreciation Lunch: Staff Sergeant John Kriesel 8 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Due Date” 8:30 p.m. Minnehaha Academy Christmas Concert 9:30 p.m. Valley View Middle Orchestra Concert 10:30 p.m. Jefferson Holiday Choir Concert Sunday, Dec. 19 6 p.m. BAA Football 2010 Grade 5 Championship 8 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Hereafter” 8:30 p.m. Bloomington Chorale: Mass in B Minor - J.S. Bach 10 p.m. BPD Roll Call: Dec. 17-23 10:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: Dec. 15-21 11 p.m. City Council Agenda: Dec. 20 11:30 p.m. Bloomington Schools Volunteer Orientation Monday, Dec. 20 6 p.m. BPD Roll Call: Dec. 17-23 6:30 p.m. City Council Agenda: Dec. 20 6:50 p.m. Commission Updates: December 7 p.m. City Council Meeting: Dec. 20 10:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “Fair Game” 11 p.m. Metro Transit: Commuter Choice Awards 2010


Tuesday, Dec. 21 6 p.m. Bloomington Chorale: Vivaldi’s Gloria and an Old Time Radio Christmas 7:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: Dec. 15-21 8 p.m. Olson Middle Morning Show Dec. 21 8:30 p.m. Jaguar SPOTS: Dec. 16 9 p.m. Arts in the Parks: Latin Music Night – Xibaba 10:30 p.m. Arts in the Parks: Celtic Solstice – Ross and MacKenzie 11 p.m. Bloomington Rotary: International Village Clinic – Abul Sharah Wednesday, Dec. 22 6 p.m. Cinema Judge: “127 Hours” 6:30 p.m. Bloomington Today: Dec. 22-28 7 p.m. City Council Meeting: Dec. 20 10:30 p.m. Olson Middle Morning Show Dec. 21 11 p.m. Jaguar SPOTS: December 16 11:30 p.m. Commission Updates: December Thursday, Dec. 23 6 p.m. Bloomington Home Improvement Fair: Time of Sale Inspections – City of Bloomington Building and Inspections 7 p.m. Bloomington Home Improvement Fair: EcoWise Products for Your Home – Natural Built Homes 8 p.m. Commission Updates: December 8:30 p.m. Cinema Judge: “127 Hours” 9 p.m. Arts in the Parks: Celtic Solstice – Ross and MacKenzie 9:30 p.m. Bloomington Rotary: International Village Clinic – Abul Sharah 10:30 p.m. Arts in the Parks: Latin Music Night – Xibaba

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COMMUNITY NOTES Christmas at Academy The Academy of Holy Angels is hosting a night of holiday carols and music by candlelight 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the school, 6600 Nicollet Ave., Richfield. The Concert Choir, Academy


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benefit Hoyt Kislenger of New Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at United Methodist Church of Peace, 6345 Xerxes Ave. S. A sloppy Joe lunch is also being served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info:

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Father Patrick Kennedy, Pastor

Progressive Christian Worship


Church to host benefit

9920 Normandale Blvd. S. Bloomington • 952-835-7585

Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am Education For All ages 9:45 am Nursery Provided Pastors: Don Eslinger, Otis P. Borop

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church 50th Street between James & Knox Ave. So., P Minneapolis 612-926-7651 • Sunday Mornings 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am and 12 noon

Sunday Church School 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00 am

Holy Communion 8:30 am & 12:45 pm Paul M. Youngdahl, D.D. Senior Pastor

ST. RICHARD’S 8:45 a.m.

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10:00 a.m.

7540 Penn Ave. So. • Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-2426

Traditional Service Contemporary Service with Sunday School

Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. Chapel Service 76th St. at Newton Ave. Richfield, MN 612·866·8449 We Are A Reconciling Congregation Events - Calendar - Sermons

Worship & Education – 9:00 & 10:30 am Nursery Provided

5730 Grove St., Edina • 952-929-0049 (one block west of Tracy) Opening Hearts and Minds in a Divided World

Masses: Sat 5pm Sun 9 & 11am Wed 12:15pm Thurs/Fri 8am Morning Prayer with Communion: Mon & Tues 8am

HOUSE OF PRAYER LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Morning Schedule Sunday, December 19 Sunday Worship 9:30 AM Children’s Christmas Program “Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs and Fireflies”

Christmas Eve Services - December 24 4:00 PM Family Service (Children’s Choirs) 5:30 PM Candlelight Service with Holy Communion 10:30 PM Candleight Service with Holy Communion


7625 Chicago Ave. S. • Richfield, MN • 612-866-8471


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Suspect apprehended in metro robberies thanks to tips received four phone calls naming the same suspect. “It just started rolling,� said Carlson. “From the time we got that information, within four hours we had him in custody.� Dane Robert Nelson, 20, of Albert Lea was arrested Thursday, Dec. 9, at his father’s home in Albert Lea. He was charged Friday, Dec. 10, by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office with one count

BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS Law enforcement officials are crediting the capture of a man suspected in seven metro-area armed robberies to a combination of police work and civilian tips. Edina Police Department Det. Dave Carlson said following the Edina Crime Prevention Fund’s offer of a $5,000 reward in the case Wednesday, Dec. 8, he

first-degree aggravated robbery, a felony. He is being held on $200,000 bail in Hennepin County Jail and will likely face additional charges. Nelson is believed to have robbed businesses in Edina, Richfield, Bloomington, Minneapolis and South St. Paul, as well as potentially Albert Lea. Carlson said a multi-agency investigation involving the police departments from all six cities led to the arrest of the

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suspect in the string of armed robberies that began Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Carlson said the agencies determined early on they were looking for the same man. In each incident he was described as a white male in his 20s wearing similar clothing. As a result of news on the robberies and reward, numerous tips came in. REWARD: TO NEXT PAGE

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FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Nelson is a former Edina resident last known to live in the city in 2008, said Carlson, and Edina residents identified him from surveillance images included in media reports. Detectives from multiple agencies were on scene to arrest Nelson, and also administer search warrants on his residence and vehicle. Nelson was charged in the Bloomington incident. The other investigations will also be forwarded to the Hennepin County and Dakota County Attorney’s Offices for charges, said Carlson. At press time Monday, Dec. 13, Nelson had not yet been charged in the other robberies. According to the Bloomington charges, officers were dispatched Saturday, Dec. 4, to Bobby & Steve’s Auto World, 7920 France Ave. S., in Bloomington on report of a robbery. The store clerk told police a white male approached the counter with a gun demanding money. When at first the clerk did not respond, Nelson again pulled out the gun and said “give me the [expletive] money now or I will shoot you.” The clerk complied. Based on the clerk’s description of the man, Bloomington police linked him

to the other robberies. Officers prepared a photographic line-up containing a photo of Nelson. The clerk positively identified him as the person who robbed the gas station. When arrested, Nelson was wearing a coat that matched the description given by the clerk. If convicted, Nelson faces up to 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine on the first-degree aggravated robbery charge. Nelson is also believed to be responsible for robberies Thursday, Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Dec. 1, at E-Z Stop Store, 1040 S. Concord St., in South St. Paul; Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Edina Market & Deli, 7102 Amundson Ave., in Edina; Wednesday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 4, at Know Name Records, 6009 Portland Ave. S., in Minneapolis; and Saturday, Dec. 4, at SuperAmerica, 2913W. 66th St., in Richfield. Carlson said he could also be linked to a robbery in Albert Lea, but did not have additional information. Carlson said he was glad the reward helped in the apprehension of Nelson. “People were terrorized,” said Carlson. “He displayed a weapon every time he did the robberies. To take a guy off the street that committed eight robberies is very good.” – Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 – Bloomington Sun-Current



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Princess Dance Classes For Ages 3-6

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Call 952.831.4014 to register

Saturday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 4:00 p.m. Schneider Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington

Bloomington Culver’s 2nd Annual

Ornament Decorating Spectacular! Tuesday, December 21 • 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. 494 and Nicollet Avenue South

(952) 881-1800

Join us for an evening of ornament decorating to spread some holiday cheer. Each participant will receive an ornament to decorate and take home. Come meet our mascot Scoopie and enjoy our expanded dining room for your added comfort.


Gloria, Antonio Vivaldi An Old Time Radio Christmas Featuring The BC Big Band

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Adults: $14, Students/Seniors (62+): $10 Group Rate available for parties of 10 or more Bloomington Box Office: 952-563-8575 VISA/Mastercard accepted Mention this ad and receive two tickets for the price of one

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St. George’s Episcopal Church 5224 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park 952.926.1646 CHRISTMAS EVE


4:00 pm Family Eucharist 10:30 pm Festival Eucharist

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

The Rev. Paul Allick

Regular Sunday Services 8:00 and 10:15 am Education for all ages 9:15 am

Join us for worship this Christmas Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24 2 PM Family Worship 4 PM “A Common Thread” An expressive retelling of the Christmas Story through music, drama, narration and multi-media

8 PM Traditional Lessons and Carols 10 PM Traditional Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25

St. Richard’s Catholic Community Welcomes you to celebrate the joy of Christmas with us!

10 AM Traditional Lessons and Carols

7540 Penn Ave. So., Richfield, MN 55423 612-869-2426

Westwood Lutheran Church, ELCA, is an open, affirming and inclusive church welcoming all who seek God 9001 Cedar Lake Road | St. Louis Park, MN | 952-545-5623

CHRISTMAS SEASON MASS SCHEDULE Christmas Eve Christmas Day Holy Family New Year’s Day Epiphany

St. Stephen Lutheran Church CHRISTMAS EVE 3:00 pm

Friday, December 24 Family / Children Service

5:00 pm

Traditional Service

10:00 pm Candlelight Service with Billy McLaughlin

5:00 pm 9:00 & 11:00 am 9:00 & 11:00 am 10:00 am 5:00 pm 9:00 & 11:00 am

Church of St. Patrick - Edina (952) 941-3164

CHRISTMAS DAY Saturday, December 25 10:00 am Traditional Service with Coffee Fellowship after Service

Christmas Eve – Fri., Dec. 24 NO 8:00am Mass


Youth & Children’s Choir & Orchestra Caroling begins at 3:30pm 10pm Adult Choir & Orchestra Candlelight Caroling begins at 9:30pm

Christmas Day Mass – Dec. 25 9am  Handbell Choir & Violin 11am Adult Choir & Orchestra 15-minute prelude before each Mass

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Fri., Dec. 24 Sat., Dec. 25 Sun., Dec. 26 Sat., Jan. 1 Sat., Jan. 1 Sun., Jan. 2

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Hillcrest United Methodist Church 9100 Russell Ave. So. Bloomington, MN (2 blocks west of Penn Ave on 91st Street)

952-881-8601 9:30 am Sunday Worship & Sunday School (Nursery provided)

9:30 am Sunday, December 19 Chancel Choir presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Praise Noelsâ&#x20AC;? Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Friday, December 24 Service of Carols, Lessons & Candles 4:00 pm Services of Carols, Lessons & Candles with Chancel Choir 10:00 pm

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Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail • Eden Prairie Father Patrick Kennedy • 952-941-3150

FORT SNELLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL at historic Fort Snelling Site • Hwys 5, 55 & 62 Non-Denominational Christian Worship each Sunday at 11 am

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at both 4:00 & 6:30 pm Sermon: “The Christmas Guest”




Special Music: Vocal & Instrumental

Christmas Eve, December 24 Mass w/Children’s Liturgy of the Word 4:00PM Christmas Masses 6:00PM, 8:00PM Lessons and Carols 9:30PM Solemn Celebration of Christmas Mass 10:00PM

Christmas Day, December 25 Christmas Masses

9:00AM, 11:00AM

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Sunday, December 26 - 11:00 am Sermon: “A Time of Hope” Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. Chaplain Craig Tennison, Minister of Music

“Where the Veteran is Remembered” For more info call 612-970-7866

Join us for Christmas Eve Services Friday, Dec. 24 at 3:30, 5:00 & 10:00 pm 1 mile west of 169 off Pioneer Tr. & Bennett

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Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Minneapolis Campus

West Campus

5025 Knox Avenue South Minneapolis 612-926-7651 P

7150 Rolling Acres Road (Located between Highways 5 & 7) Victoria 952-767-1500 P

Sunday, December 19 8, 9:30, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

To Know Him and To Make Him Known

Bloomington Lutheran Church 952.888.2475

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 19 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. CHRISTMAS EVE 2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m.


CHRISTMAS EVE Friday, December 24 9:15 pm Pre-service Music 10:00 pm Candlelight Worship Service MESSAGE:

Our Spiritual Family Christmas Tree Jesus, The Son of God CHRISTMAS DAY Saturday, December 25

9:30 am Worship CHRISTMAS MESSAGE:

Jesus, Our Light of Life, Has Come! 9350 Portland Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

Christmas at Oak Grove Church Sunday, December 19th 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. “Service of Lessons and Carols” featuring the Chancel Choir and an instrumental ensemble

Friday, December 24th / Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Family Service (No nursery provided; bring entire family to the service) Interactive Christmas Story 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service Readers Theater: “A Baby…Like Other Babies”

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church 2200 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 952-888-4621 • Inclusive and Multicultural



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PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 8600 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington, MN 55438 952-944-6510

2655 - 5th Street NW (at Silver Lake Rd) New Brighton, MN 55112 651-633-9615

Pastor Mark Nelson

Christmas Eve Services Friday, December 24th - 3:30 and 5:00 pm

Christmas Day Saturday, December 25th - 9:30 am

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS SERVICE Wednesday, December 22, 7:00 P.M.

Christmas Eve Friday, December 24 2:00 & 4:00 PM

A Simple Christmas Pageant 10:00 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Friday, December 24 3:30 and 5:00 P.M. Nursery provided

Dec. 19 10:30 am Worship: “Are You Ready?”- ASL interpreted Christmas Eve 5:30 pm Candlelight Service: “Can You Hear the Angels Sing?”

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 ʹ 9:30 AND 11:00 A.M.

Candlelight Worship

Dec. 26 10:30 am: Worship and Carol Sing -ASL interpreted

7132 Portland Ave. S., Richfield 612/866-4055 •

Friday, December 24

Portland Avenue United Methodist Celebrate Christmas with Us!

Within Our Darkest Night Sunday, December 19 9:00 a.m. Worship with Children’s Pageant 10:30 a.m. Living Waters Worship with Harp Friday, December 24 4:00 p.m. Family Friendly Candlelight Service 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service

Richfield United Methodist Church 5835 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis 612-861-6086,

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Sunday, December 19 10:00 am “The Incarnation” performed by the Sanctuary Choir Friday, December 24 - 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with all Choirs 8000 Portland Ave • Bloomington, MN (1 Block South of 494)

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Celebrate Christmas at St. James

CHRISTMAS EVE - Friday, December 24 4 pm Family Worship 10 pm Music and Candlelight Worship


- Saturday, December 25

10 am Worship with Communion

Robbinsdale United Church of Christ 4200 Lake Road • Robbinsdale, MN 55422 763-537-6965 Pastor: Rev. T. Michael Rock An Open, Affirming & Welcoming Congregation!

Christmas Eve Worship Friday, December 24 4:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

St. James Lutheran Church 6700 46th Place North Festival of Christmas Carols Crystal, MN 55428 Sunday, December 26 10:00 a.m. 763-537-3653 ELCA

Infants and children welcome in worship! Nursery also available.

Christmas at St. Bonaventure

Beginning January 2nd NEW SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE Sundays 8:00 & 10:00 am

St. Bonaventure Catholic Community th


close to the Mall of America corner of 90 St and 10 Ave

901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55420 952-854-4733

Christmas Eve

Warm Family Service • 4:00 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service • 11:00 p.m.

Mizpah United Church of Christ 412 5th Ave. N., Hopkins • 952-935-5509 An open and affirming/Just Peace Church

Holy Family Catholic Church

Our welcoming community invites you to Worship with us for Christmas!

December 24th 4:30pm & 10:00pm “Midnight Mass” December 25th 7:30am & 10:00am Masses


5900 West Lake Street, St. Louis Park • 952-929-0113 Pastor: Father Thomas Dufner


Christmas Eve . . . . . . 4 pm and 9 pm Christmas Day . . . . . . 9 am and 11 am CONFESSIONS:

Saturday, Dec. 18 . . . . 3:30 - 5 pm Sunday, Dec. 19 . . . . . 8 - 9 am Wednesday, Dec. 22 . . 3 - 5 pm Thursday, Dec. 23 . . . 10 - 11 am

Christ the King Lutheran Church Sunday, December 19th 8:30am Communion Worship 9:45am Adult Forum featuring CTKB Handbell Ringers and Christmas Carol Sing-along 10:45am Children’s Nativity Program

Tuesday, December 21st Lighting of the Christmas Tree 2:00 pm Worship followed by refreshments and carols

Wednesday, December 22nd - 6:30pm Blue Christmas New this year! This worship service recognizes that the experience of Christmas, for a variety of reasons, is not always joyful. You may be grieving the loss of a loved one, living with a painful memory, just not “into” the season, or simply interested in a more reflective, subtle worship gathering. Whatever the case, you are welcome here!

Friday, December 24th Christmas Eve 4:30pm Worship featuring all the Children’s Choirs 11:00pm Candlelight Service featuring the Trinity Choir

Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day 9:30am Christmas Worship

8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington 952-881-8600

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Christmas Eve • 4:00 pm Family Mass with Family Choir • 9:30 pm Prelude & 10:00 pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day • (Saturdays) Mass at 9:00 am. No 5:00 pm Mass.

Regular Weekend Mass Schedule • Saturday at 5:00 pm (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) • Sunday at 8:00 & 10:30 am 3946 Wooddale Ave S. St. Louis Park Across from Hoigaards (952) 926-7516 for directions



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Join us Christmas Eve for our Family Service at 4 pm.

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church 9920 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN 55437 (952) 835-7585

Friday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm with Communion, and 10:00 pm Nursery provided at 4:00 • Handicapped accessible

10am Casual Sunday Services

Pastors: Donavon P. Eslinger, Otis P. Borop

ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Welcomes you this Christmas, and Always! Serving Eden Prairie, Edina and Bloomington

Sunday, December 19 10:00 a.m. Service of Lessons & Carols

COMMUNITY OF THE CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Celebrating Christmas through Worship and Song . . . SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE 8:45 am - Traditional Worship 9:55 am - Sunday School 11:00 am - Contemporary Worship featuring 3 Year Journey Living Faith

Come and see

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 4:00 pm - Festival Worship w/Communion 11:00 pm - Candlelight Worship w/Communion

Friday, December 24 4:00 p.m. All-Age Christmas Pageant with Holy Communion 9:30 p.m. Carols 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY Saturday, December 25

At the intersection of Old Shakopee & Bloomington Ferry Roads, Bloomington 952-941-1247 Gary J. Andersen, Sr. Pastor


Erik Sevig, Pastor Youth & Family

10:00 a.m. Holy Communion

6716 Gleason Road, Edina, MN 55439 (off Hwy 62, corner of Gleason Rd & Valley View Rd.) 952-941-3065


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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON DAYMAKERS 7:29 a.m. Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd. W., Bloomington Info:

FREE FAMILY FLICK: “A CHRISTMAS STORY” 10 a.m. Theaters at Mall of America, Mall of America, Bloomington Info:

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

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING 7 p.m. Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-884-2364

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

HOLIDAY PARTY 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southtown Shopping Center, 7801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info:

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

BLOOMINGTON CITY COUNCIL 7 p.m. Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington Info: 952-563-8700

JEFFERSON GIRLS BASKETBALL VS. EASTVIEW 7:15 p.m. Jefferson High School, 4001 W. 102nd St., Bloomington Info: 952-681-6409

TEEN ANIME CLUB 3:30-5:30 p.m. Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-847-5800

ON OUR OWN: A HOLIDAY CABARET 7:30 p.m. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Info:




That Rambunctious Jesus! Join the Celebration - Christmas Eve 4:30 & 9:30 pm

ATONEMENT LUTHERAN CHURCH 98th and Portland - Bloomington 952-881-9244



23 CRIBBAGE 12:45 p.m. Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington Info: 952-563-4944 KENNEDY BOYS HOCKEY VS. NORTHFIELD 7:30 p.m. Bloomington Ice Garden, 3600 W. 98th St. Info: 952-563-8842

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Friday, December 24th at 10:00 pm

“Children of God” The Gospel of John 1:1-14 All are welcome!!

PLYMOUTH APOSTOLIC LUTHERAN CHURCH 11015 Old County Road 15 (Co. Rd. 73 & Sunset Trail) Plymouth, Minnesota • (763) 544-7248 • Pastor Charles Bergstedt


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HENNEPIN COUNTY Library holiday hours The Hennepin County Library system has announced its hours of operations for the holiday season. The schedule is as follows: • All branches will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1. • On Sunday, Dec. 26, the 19 branches with regular Sunday hours will be open during their regular hours, with the exception of Rogers, which will close 2 p.m.

• On Friday, Dec. 31, all branches with regular Friday hours will close at 5 p.m. Info:

Low-cost vaccination clinics offered Hennepin County is offering low-cost immunizations to people who lack health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover vaccines. The clinics will be: • Bloomington Clinic: Bloomington

Division of Health, 1900 W. Old Shakopee Road, 3-5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 18. • Brooklyn Center Clinic: Hennepin County’s Brookdale Service Center, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, 9-11 a.m. Jan 25. • Minneapolis Clinic: Hennepin Health Services Building, 525 Portland Ave. S., 8:30-11 a.m. Jan. 7. “It’s not too late for a flu shot,” said Alisa Johnson of Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. “The flu season lasts through April, so if you or your child

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ENNINGA-RADKE In a beautiful wedding ceremony, Maranda Joleen Enninga and Ryan Apollo Radke were united in marriage on September 25, 2010, at Epiphany Catholic Church in Coon Rapids, MN. Father Alex Carlson officiated. A lovely reception followed at The Seasons of Bunker Hills, also in Coon Rapids. The Bride is the daughter of Gary and Mary Enninga of Bloomington. The Groom is the son of Sue and Jerry Koch of Coon Rapids, and Gary and

Mary Radke of Stillwater. Wedding Attendants were Laura Weist as the Maid of Honor, Leah (Benson) Condon, Catherine (Pearson) Carlson, Katie Morris and Angela Koch as Bridesmaids. Junior Bridesmaids were Caitlin and Claire Lively. The Flower Girl was the bride’s cousin, Lindsay Maloney. Holly Sullins, also the bride’s cousin was Personal Attendant. Matt Reubendale was the Best Man and Groomsmen were Erik Nilsen, Chris Getowicz, Alex Nichols and Ryan Brandts. The Ring Bearer was Mac Lively. Greeters and Ushers were Andrea Getowicz, Becky Grams, Tony Berendes, Mike Carney and Tyler Radke. The couple enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii, and currently reside in Blaine, MN. They will be relocating to Houston, Texas in early 2011, where she has accepted a position to teach 4th Grade, and he will be transferring as an Executive Team Leader for Target Stores.

Nicole Sarah Gustafson Harold Schwartz turns 90 on December 28th! Still going strong with the BEST vegetable garden in Morningside! Your family and friends wish you the best birthday ever! Daniel and Elisha Gustafson of Wayzata happily announce the birth of their daughter, Nicole Sarah Gustafson, Thursday, December 2, 2010. Nicole weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20" long. Nicole’s grandparents are Richard and Nancy Gustafson of Moose Lake; Ashley Christopher of Crystal, and Terrance and Leslie Hakkola of Plymouth. Great grandparents are Doris Gustafson of Brooklyn Park, Elizabeth Nancy Wheeler Neff of Zimm, Edna Tuominen of Plymouth, and Virginia Hakkola of Eben Junction, MI.

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

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) Public Notice City of Bloomington Notice of Lake Aeration System The City of Bloomington is publishing this public notice to inform residents of a lake aeration system located on Lower Penn Lake at approximately 1925 West 86th Street. The aeration system will be begin operation on or around January 3, 2011 and operate continuously until ice-out conditions.

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Public Notice of Auction (Official Publication) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE To Be Held At: The Lock Up Self Storage 221 American Blvd W. Bloomington, MN 55420 Date: January 11, 2011 Begins at: 10:00 A.M. CONDITIONS: All units will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids taken only for each unit in its entirety. Payment must be made by cash, certified check, or money order only. No personal checks accepted. All goods must be removed from the unit within 24 hours. Payment due immediately upon acceptance of bid. Unit availability subject to prior settlement of account. Unit # 3042 Cansino Approx. 5x10 Furniture, Misc items Unit # 4803 Satrang Approx. 5x7.5 Furniture, Misc items (Dec 16, 23, 2010)d3-Lockup 01-11

Public notice is required of any aeration system, authorized by a permit from the Commissioner of Natural Resources during periods of ice cover on public waters. Warning signs are posted surrounding the area and residents are cautioned to avoid this area due to thin ice and open water. The principal interest of the Department of Natural Resources in lake aeration as a fisheries management technique is winterkill prevention. For further information, contact the City of Bloomington Engineering Division, 1700 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, telephone: 952-563-4867; TDD: 952-563-8740. /s/ Shelly A. Pederson, City Engineer (Dec 9, 16, 2010) D3 Lake Aeration Syst.

Public Notice of Auction (Official Publication) Public Storage, Inc. PS Orangeco / Bloomington-Lyndale 34107 9033 Lyndale Ave., Bloomington, MN 55420 NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the personal property listed below will be sold at public auction held on December 30, 2010, at 9033 Lyndale Ave., Bloomington, MN 55420 at 9:30 am. The description of the goods and name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: A001 - Halverson, Shaw: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Furniture A032 - Hillard, Kenneth: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Electronics; Furniture A050 - Goehle, Judie: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Furniture A058 - Sherman, Ralph: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Furniture A101 - Nipper, Timothy: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Furniture A151 - Ross, Kimberly: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Electronics; Furniture B228 - Johnson, Latasha: Cabinets; Boxes / Bags / Totes; Electronics B262 - Thomas, Terri: Boxes / Bags / Totes; Electronics;

City of Bloomington (Official Publication) ORDINANCE NO. 2010-32 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP BY REZONING LAND LOCATED AT 4466 AND 4470 WEST 78th STREET CIRCLE FROM COMMERCIAL SERVICE, CS-O.5 TO COMMERCIAL SERVICE (PLANNED DEVELOPMENT), CS-O.5(PD) The City Council of the City of Bloomington ordains that the zoning map of the City of Bloomington is hereby amended as follows: Section 1. The primary zoning district for the parcels described in Section 2 shall remain the Commercial Service (CS-0.5) Zoning District. Section 2. The Planned Development (PD) Overlay District shall be placed on the parcels listed in the following table: The parcels described below shall be zoned Commercial Service (Planned Development) CS-0.5 (PD) Parcel Address Legal Description 4470 West 78th Street Circle

Lot 1, Block 1 Normandale Center 2nd Addition 4466 West 78th Street Circle Lot 1, Block 2 Normandale Center 3rd Addition Passed and adopted this 6th day of December, 2010 /s/ Gene Winstead Mayor Attest: /s/ Barbara A. Clawson Approved: /s/ Sandra Johnson Secretary to the Council City Attorney (Dec 16, 2010) D3 Ord.#2010-32

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NOTICE OF SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCES On December 6, 2010, at its regular meeting, the Bloomington City Council enacted a 8-page ordinance for the regulation of body art establishments including updates to the administrative fine schedule, thereby amending Chapter 14 of the City Code. The specific title of the ordinance enacted was: “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE CITY CODE AS IT RELATES TO BODY ART.”

NOTICE TO BIDDERS INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT 287 1820 NORTH XENIUM LANE PLYMOUTH, MN 55441 Request For Proposals to furnish and install a new Demountable Interior Wall System in a newly constructed school building, by high performing contractors (Best Value Procurement Process) will be received by Intermediate District 287 on February 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the District Office, 1820 North Xenium Lane, Plymouth, MN. At that time, RFP’s will be accepted by representatives of the School Board. Other critical dates listed in the RFP document.

The full ordinance is available to the public for inspection online at (keywords “body art ordinance”) or at the Bloomington City Clerk’s Office, Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431, (952) 563-8700, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Passed and adopted this 6th day of December, 2010. /s/ Gene Winstead Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Barbara A. Clawson Secretary to the Council (Dec 16, 2010) D3 Body Art Ord.

School District 287 (Official Publication) NOTICE TO BIDDERS INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT 287 1820 NORTH XENIUM LANE PLYMOUTH, MN 55441 Request For Proposals for new school construction by high performing contractors (Best Value Procurement Process) will be received by Intermediate District 287 on February 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the District Office, 1820 North Xenium Lane, Plymouth, MN. At that time, RFP’s will be accepted by representatives of the School Board. Other critical dates listed in the RFP document. This project will be awarded according to the Best Value Procurement process explained further in the RFP documents. There will be a Best Value training session, pre bid meeting, and site tour on December 15, 2010, 1:00– 4:00 PM at the District Office in Plymouth. To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal document, visit the District website at NEC_Updates&category=Facilities&submenu=0. RFP documents may also be obtained by calling 763-550-7196 or visiting the District Office at 1820 North Xenium Lane, Plymouth MN 55441, or TSP Inc. 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd. Minnetonka, MN 55345. Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Complete digital contract documents will be available on January 17, 2011 at You may down load the digital contract documents for $15 by inputting Quest project #1409099 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Intermediate District 287 reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFP’s in full or in part, to waive any informality in bidding or advertisements, and to accept the RFP deemed most favorable and advantageous to the School District. Intermediate District 287 1820 North Xenium Lane Plymouth, MN 55441 Nancy Rowley, Board Clerk (Dec 15, 16, 2010) ADPMG Construction RFP

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Girls basketball Missed free throws proved costly for Kennedy’s girls basketball team during a 58-57 loss to Minneapolis South Dec. 10. The Eagles failed to make three free throws in the final six seconds. Sheridan Reiners topped Kennedy scorers with 17 points. Jade Martin and Tonoia Wade scored 12 points each. Jasimine Scott added eight points.


Erin Connolly The 2010 Kennedy High School graduate is a member of the Luther College women’s swimming team. Connolly was first in the 100-yard breaststroke event with a time of 1 minute, 9.05 seconds in the UW-River Falls Falcon Invite Dec. 3-4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. She placed second in the 200 breaststroke.

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS A new era of Bloomington Kennedy boys basketball began with a flourish last week. Nick Pocius made his Eagle coaching debut a memorable one while directing Kennedy to a 78-48 victory over Brooklyn Center Dec. 6 at home. Kennedy led by only three points (2926) at halftime before outscoring Brooklyn Center 49-22 in the second half. Jacob Kohner and Gino Eagle led Kennedy with 16 points each. Two other Eagle players scored in double figures. Cullen Russo had 14 points and Dillon Lee finished with 10. Stephen Davis added nine points and Rico Guinn had seven. “We were poised and played under control,” said coach Pocius. “And we shared the ball very well.” Kennedy is 1-1 overall after losing 6358 to St. Paul Como Park Dec. 10. Russo topped Eagle scorers with 16 points. Other Kennedy scorers were Davis (14), Guinn (10), Lee (eight), Eagle (seven) and Kohner (three). “Our game was too one-dimensional in the loss to Como Park,” said Pocius. “We didn’t use the offensive weapons we had. “But we did a few things well. Russo had a fantastic game scoring 16 points, blocking four shots and getting seven rebounds. He made things happen inside.” Kennedy will travel to Chanhassen for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday, Dec. 17. The Eagles play at Irondale at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.




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Scott Clinton The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named this Bloomington Jefferson High School senior boys soccer player to its Academic All-America team. Clinton was an All-State and All-Metro selection. He is the first player in the history of Jefferson boys soccer to receive this award.

Naomi Johnson The Bloomington Kennedy High School graduate is a senior middle blocker on the Northwestern University volleyball team. Johnson was named to the 2010 AVCA AllMideast Region team. Johnson’s .314 hitting percentage is the sixth-best single-season performance in program history. Her 125 blocks rank ninth all-time. The Wildcats finished 20-13.

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Bloomington Kennedy guard Sheridan Reiners drives past a Benilde-St. Margaret’s defender during the Eagles’ 51-49 victory over the defending state Class 3A girls basketball champions in the Breakdown TipOff Classic Dec. 4 at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) Kennedy will travel to Eastview for a 7:15 p.m. South Suburban game Friday, Dec. 17. The Eagles return home to play Eagan at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Boys swimming Kennedy lost to Eagan 133-53 in a South Suburban Conference dual meet Dec. 10. “Probably our biggest performance came from Simon Broccard in the 100yard butterfly,” said Kennedy coach

Todd Walsh. “He finished fourth but topped his best time from last season.” Grant Terrien finished second in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Darren Prentice placed first in the 500 freestyle in 5 minutes, 21.28 seconds. He was second in the 200 freestyle (1:56.48). Andres Villa finished second in diving with 181.60 points. Kennedy teamKENNEDY: TO NEXT PAGE

Bell had 18 points and scored the winning basket during the Eagles’ 51-49 victory over defending state Class 3A champion Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the Breakdown TipOff Classic Dec. 4 at Hopkins Lindbergh Center.

Josh Vaughan The Kennedy senior wrestler won all four of his 189-pound matches during the Monticello team tournament Dec. 4. Vaughan improved to 5-0.

(Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.)

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Jefferson girls basketball posts unblemished record Jaguars are ranked fifth in the state rankings BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Bloomington Jefferson girls basketball coach Andy Meinhardt had high expectations for his 2010-11 team. And the Jaguars have not let him down. Jefferson is 4-0 and ranked fifth among state Class 4A teams. Jefferson’s latest victim was Park of Cottage Grove. The Jaguars routed the Wolfpack 70-38 Dec. 7. Britney Scherber connected for 20 points to spark the Jaguar offense. Cassie Anderson came through with 14 points and Brooke Fritzlar contributed 10. Anna Smith had eight points and Megan Scherber finished with six. Jefferson will travel to Apple Valley for a 7:15 p.m. game Friday, Dec. 17. The Jaguars meet sixth-ranked Eastview at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at home. Jefferson senior forward Adam Witherspoon (24) gets a shot blocked by Eden Prairie defenders Blake Wragge (4) and Dylan Stewart (24) during the Jaguars’ 75-51 basketball loss Dec. 10. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Kennedy FROM PREVIOUS PAGE mate Thomas Madsen finished third with 180.50 points. Tyler Moren was second in the 50 freestyle. Kennedy’s second-place 400 freestyle relay team of Terrien, Moren, Prentice and Kenneth Daniels finished second. Kennedy will swim at Burnsville at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.

Girls hockey Bloomington Kennedy was blanked 70 by Lakeville South in a South Suburban Conference game Dec. 7. The Cougars scored twice in the first and second periods. Kennedy goalie Kathryn McGaffey finished with 44 saves. The Eagles, 1-8 overall, play Jefferson at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Bloomington Ice Garden. Kennedy will travel to Prior Lake for a 7:10 p.m. conference game Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Boys basketball Jefferson lost 75-51 to Eden Prairie in its season opener Dec. 10 on the road.

Marcus Alipate and Matt Hovila led the Jaguars in scoring with 14 points each. Aaron Larkin had five points and Adam Witherspoon finished with four. Jefferson faces another stiff challenge at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, when the Jaguars host 10th-ranked Chaska. Jefferson will play Maranatha Academy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, on the road.

Girls hockey The Jaguars defeated Shakopee 2-1 in overtime Dec. 9. Kasey Thayer and Natalie Moren scored Jefferson goals. Assists went to Kelsey Cline, Cydney Haaland and Moren. Goalie Bailey Plaman was credited with 14 saves. Jefferson beat Prior Lake 3-2 Dec. 7 as Holly Dietzler scored twice. Haaland added one goal. Cline and Karma Knutson picked up assists. Plaman stopped 23 shots. Jefferson (4-5) will play Kennedy at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Bloomington Ice Garden. The Jaguars go to New Prague for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Veteran trio bolsters Kennedy swim team’s hopes Prentice, Villa, Terrien are Eagles’ top returnees BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Kennedy boys swimming coach Todd Walsh anticipates an interesting and challenging season. “We have a lot of returning letterwinners to fill the shoes of many of our graduated swimmers from last season,” said Walsh. “It should be exciting with lots of new faces in the varsity lineup.” Three familiar faces in the Kennedy swim lineup are senior Darren Prentice, junior Andres Villa and sophomore Grant Terrien. Prentice and junior Aaron Knigge

will serve as Eagle co-captains. Both swimmers lettered last season. Prentice finished third in the 500yard freestyle during section competition last season. He was sixth in the 200 freestyle. Knigge will swim both of those freestyle events for the Eagles as well. Junior divers are Tom Madsen and Andres Villa. Villa placed second in the section and 28th at state a year ago. Tyler Moren returns as Kennedy’s top sprint freestyler. He finished 14th in both the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle events at the 2010 section meet. Other Kennedy returning scorers from the section meet are sophomores Kevin Lieu and Dave Brazel. Lieu was 11th in the 100 breaststroke and Brazel

finished 14th in the 100 breaststroke. The Eagles will count on other returning letter-winners such as junior Jesse Blackburn, junior Kenneth Daniels, junior Stephen Kindem, junior Andrew Schmitz, sophomore Aaron Paszkiwicz, ninth-grader Simon Broccard, ninth-grader Joseph Kern and ninth-grader Thomas Moren. Walsh is starting his 11th year as Kennedy’s head coach. Cheryl Tucker is assistant coach. Dan Croastan is the diving coach. Kennedy opened its season Dec. 10 against Eagan. The Eagles travel to Burnsville for a 6 p.m. South Suburban Conference meet Friday, Dec. 17. After that meet, Kennedy will be idle until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, when it swims at Prior Lake.


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SHORTS KHS girls alumni game All present and former Bloomington Kennedy girls hockey players are invited to participate in an alumni game at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at Bloomington Ice Garden. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be served. For more information, contact Dennis Wineberg at or Gretchen Mach at

Winter baseball drills Winter workouts for baseball players ages 9-18 will be available at the Kennedy Activity Center from January through mid-March. There is no charge to attend these workout sessions. Players should bring gloves, bats and gym shoes. Sessions are available 7:30-9 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 2. The first session is for players in grades 4-8 and is conducted by high school coaches and players with help from youth traveling team coaches. The second session is conducted by

former college baseball players with help from traveling coaches. Winter baseball workouts are organized by the Diamond Club, Kennedy High School’s baseball booster club, in cooperation with the Bloomington Traveling Baseball Association. Information:

players past and present are invited to play in the annual alumni game at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at Bloomington Ice Garden. Snacks and refreshments will be served afterward. Contact Dick DeBlieck for more information at

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The city of Bloomington’s Ice Garden Skate School is accepting registrations for spring skating lessons. Classes are offered for all ages and abilities. There are also classes for adults and a hockey skills class geared toward players of Mite and Squirt age. Spring-session classes start Jan. 4 for Tuesday classes, Jan. 6 for Thursday classes and Jan. 8 for Saturday lessons. The session lasts seven weeks. The annual ice show is March 18-19 at the Bloomington Ice Garden. Information:

The Bloomington Kickers’ winter “Super Soccer Sundays” program begins Sunday, Jan. 2, and runs through Feb. 6 at Jefferson and Kennedy activity centers. This program is for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Bloomington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) runs this program. Register online at or call 952-926-2844. T-shirts will be given to youngsters who are registered by Dec. 6.

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Kennedy alumni event The 13th annual Bloomington Kennedy High School alumni 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Saturday, Dec. 18. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Information: Don Johnson (952-8849084).

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The Richfield Rotary and Optimist clubs are sponsoring the Holiday Classic Girls Basketball Tournament Monday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Richfield High School main gym. This tournament will feature varsity and junior varsity girls basketball teams from Richfield, Burnsville, Apple Valley and Bloomington Jefferson. JV games start at 2 and 4:30 p.m. each day. Varsity games start at 6 and 8 p.m. There will be halftime shooting contests for fans with a chance to win prizes. Proceeds from this event will be used by the Richfield Rotary and Optimist clubs to support student athletic activities and other projects in Richfield Public Schools. For more information, contact Richfield High School athletic director Todd Olson at 612-798-6131. Editor’s Note: Please e-mail all Bloomington sports releases and announcements to sports editor Greg Kleven at or fax them to him at 763-424-7388. Deadline is Thursday noon for publication in next week’s paper.

Holy Angels fall athletes garner nods as all-league Academy of Holy Angels fall sports athletes earned numerous All-Missota Conference honors. Junior linebacker T.J. Patrias, senior Damon Woods, senior linebacker Charlie Haben and senior fullback John Collins were all-conference in football. Woods played several positions for the Stars, including quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back. Senior linebacker Pat Cadle and senior quarterback Matt Workman received all-conference honorable mention. The football team finished 4-6 overall. Holy Angels defeated St. Louis Park 40-20 in the Class 4A, Section 3 quarterfinals before losing 14-7 to eventual champion St. Thomas Academy. In girls tennis, sophomore Alexa Snow and senior Katie O’Halloran were all-conference picks. Sophomore Rachel Schneider received honorable mention. Holy Angels ninth-grader Emily Vigil earned all-conference honors in girls cross country. Senior Seth Moline gained honorable mention recognition in boys cross country. Junior goalkeeper Danielle Mendez and senior defender Anna Schaefer were all-conference in girls soccer. Junior midfielder Shannon McQuillan and junior defender Ment-Veronica Prickel received honorable mention. In boys soccer, Stars senior defender Alex Elvidge and senior midfielder Charles Bower-Jernigan were all-conference selections. Holy Angels senior defenders Jack Hillesheim and Alex Kern were honorable mention picks. Senior outside hitter Emmy Ness was all-conference in volleyball. Senior left-side hitter Amanda King received honorable mention. Holy Angels senior Maria Pugliese gained all-conference honorable mention in girls swimming and diving. – Compiled by Greg Kleven – Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 – Bloomington Sun-Current

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Residential Remodeling

Andrew 612-770-6578


• Window & Door Replacement • Additions • Roofs • Basements Over 28 years The • Garages Origina of Experience • Decks Insurance Claims • Siding


Repair - Remodel WE DO IT ALL! Floors, painting, electrical Furnace, exterior & more 952-447-7864 Lic/Ins.

Professional Services

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

Building & Remodeling



Professionals you can trust to design & finish your basement. BBB 952-472-5670 Lic# 20073200


Building & Remodeling

1000-1090 1500-1590 2000-2700 2700-2760 3700-3840


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

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


• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more

price must be in ad, you must call every fourth week to renew. Private party ads only. • Includes website • Maximum of 13 weeks

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




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BY PHONE: BY FAX: BY MAIL: Lic. #20609967

BRICK, CONCRETE Glass Blk, Drain Tile Retaining Walls /Pavers 30 yrs New/Rpr “None too sm.” Ins'd 612-532-3978

Call for a free estimate

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Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

TWIN CITIES Concrete Reas.-Fast Friendly BBB

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



•Steps •Walks •Aprons •Chimney Repair Free Estimates & Insured:


Master Electrician No Job Too Small Lic#CAO1753 952-239-1189 TEAM ELECTRIC Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes Free Est 952-758-7585 10% Off w/ad


Joe 612-245-4439 (Hopkins) CONCRETE & MASONARY

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

Electric Repairs

Flooring & Tile

Chimney & FP Cleaning

Free Estimates/Low Prices Excellent References

Call 952-451-1037

952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile

Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds Jon Dimich Deck Creations

612-418-3677 Lic 20490464

Doors & Windows

Draperies & Window Trmnts

Custom Drapes, Blinds, Upholstery, Bedspreads, 35 yrs. Lake's 952-447-4655

Willie's Rubbish Hauling Garage Cleanouts, Basements, Attics, Houses, Etc. 612-310-5559 612-825-6511



Schultz'e Contracting Inc


Desperately Need Work! Ceramic & Marble Free Estimates. 40 Yrs Exp. Call 612-807-4198

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

We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/10 yrs exp.

Alliance Drywall


Dan 651-235-7997 JTW Drywall Service Hang, Tape, Texture. Free est. Lic/Ins 612-282-3032 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879

Electric Repairs

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


Furniture Repair

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

612-501-1093 WHY PAY MORE? Call Signature Electric Service Upgrades Remodeling Misc Wiring & More! Owner / Operated Licensed/Bonded/Insured

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


Garage Door


No Job Too Small!! Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364



Call Scott 952-890-9461

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Energy Focus Insulation Attic, Walls, Vents, Ice Dam Control. 35 yrs Exp/Insured Henry 952-884-0307 763-477-2612 ( 30 YRS) Old Home Specialists –Walls/ Attics/Venting/Ice Dams

Blown–In Insulation Attics & Exterior Walls Contact: Brad 763-221-5717

Moving, Storage & Shipping

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




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

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Gutters Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted 25+ Years Handyman Work REMODELING & REPAIRS Basement Finish Work Free Estimates

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

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

Ray 612-281-7077 AP HANDYMAN, LLC Repair/ Remodel/ Build Insured/License #20626270



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

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



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





Quality Work @ Reas. Rates . Siding & Windows LIFE TIME GUAR. Ins/ Lic. BBB Residential Remodeling

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

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


Scofield's Decorating Paint, Removal, Papering, Free est. 612-670-3740

Quality Residential Painting & Drywall



763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Special $89/with ad! A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495 Ins/Bond Lic. #57327-MR Dan 952-465-2926 SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490

Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR CHEAP IS GOOD Good & Cheap Is Better!! Call STOA's Painting Free Est 612-716-7349

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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

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


Snow Removal

#1 All Area Snow Guys Driveways/walks/roof Reas, Sr disc 612-532-1162 Roof Shoveling & Snow Removal. 15 Yrs Exp. Rustic Tree & Landscape Competitive rates, call today for your free estimate! 612-867-6813 ask for Tom

ROOF SNOW & ICE REMOVAL Free Estimates Prompt, Friendly Service! Professional & Insured


Call 612-860-5327


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

An Honest Plumber



35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

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WINDOWS/SIDING Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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

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



BLOMQUIST EXT Full Service Roofer/Sider

“We Stand By Our Name!”

952-888-5885 ICE DAM & ROOF SNOW Removal. Fully Insured. Pudas Landscape & Const. Local Company 612-423-2227 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Call For Free Estimate

2490 Call 952-933-6390


Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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

A PLOWING SERVICE Resid Driveway Specialist

Steam Ice Snow Removal Lic#20172580 763-754-2501

Limited Offer



ROOF SNOW & ICE DAM REMOVAL Chad 952-937-2182 Insured







Visit our Web Site:

612-724-2672 Local Owner/Installer. High

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

Put Mr. Handyman to work for you!



PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster

Lic. #20626700

TOP QUALITY Re-Roofing - Tearoffs. New Const. Large crew done in a day! Immaculate clean-ups Ins Lic # 20073200 Ref's

Ice Dam & Roof Snow Removal BBB Free Est. MC/Visa Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Escobar Painting & Drywall, LLC We offer professional services for your Painting & Drywall Int/Ext Paint Comm/Res Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Prof./10yrs 952-292-2349

Credit Cards Accepted

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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Roofing for LESS $$$

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

JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair. Call Joe @ 952-886-3888


DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext

Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

A Family Operated Bus.

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

LIC#20633898 Bonded & Insured

6-30 Yard Dumpsters


“Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

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

MDH Lead Supervisor


Office: 952-406-8613 Cell: 612-408-7882

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

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


100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Excel Drywall, LLC

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

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

Save Money – Call NOW! Lg Selection Exp. Installation

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

A Local Mover

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!



Robinson Moving

Above & Beyond

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



Hardwood Floors Dustless Sanding, Refinishing, Installation. 763-862-1500

Escobar Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tile Work, llc



Regrout, Tile, Painting, Etc. We Do it All • Lowest Rates 763-544-2775 Mark Johnson Lic.(20396184) Bond/Ins'd




Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches


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


Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified/ Registered / Insured 28 Yrs Exp. Don 952-933-8005


Impressions **

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355



763-537-5733 612-889-9170

**First low$$


20 Yrs Exp – Free Ests! Quality Work At A Fair Price! Lindell Tile 612-396-5647


We Haul All!

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

20+ Years In Tiling


#1 In Low Prices!! Attic, Garage & Basement Clean-ups.

#1 in Hardwood Refinishing

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



In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher Interior Specials including ceilings, walls, paneling, windows, fine enameling, Kitchen cupboards and basement floors. Wall and wood repair. Fully insured. Book before 12/31/10 & receive 20% off. Thru 3/1/11.

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

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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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Snow Removal


Snow & Ice Removal Clear Rooftops & Valleys, Open Vents, Ins/Free Ests NO Service Call Fees 35yrs exp call 952-881-2122


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

Custom Drapes, Blinds, Upholstery, Bedspreads 35 yrs. Lake's 952-447-4655

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

Upholstery & Slipcovers



Window Cleaning

Comm & Resid Sr. Discounts



Snow Management Systems


Window Cleaning 612-529-4444



Merchandise Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

3rd Annual Bake/Craft Sale Sat., Dec. 18 (Noon-4pm) 9321 Bryant Ave. So., Blmgtn

Fast, Friendly & Reliable Tree Service


Will Beat Anybody's Price!


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

612-203-4309 15% Winter Discount Tree Trimming & Removal

Premier Tree Service

612-396-9345 A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

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


Snow Removal

Cemetery Lots

2 lots–Glen Haven Mem Gardens In Garden of Nativity. + 2 Vaults. $1200 612-309-6833

4 plots, hillside near mausoleum. $1,000 each or best offer. 763-234-5523



Dawn Valley Memorial Park, Bloomington, 1 lot $600. 952-888-2958 Dawn Valley Memorial Park Eden Prairie. 1 lot, $1000/BO

320-762-8111 651-260-1335

GRAND PIANO: 6 foot, Haddorff, Cherry. Exc condition! $5,000. 952-881-3125


Fireplace & Firewood

Ideal Firewood

2.5yr Dried Mixed Hardwood

4' x 8 'x 16” - $125 Free Delivery

952-881-2122 612-599-6385 DB's Firewood 4x8x16 $135 Mixed Hardwood. Free Del/Stack. 320-420-8479 FIREWOOD

100% Premium Dried Oak 24+ yrs Exp 507-280-7780

763-218-2353 952-334-9840 FIREWOOD

Clean Oak/Mix Firewood

Very dry! 4'x8'x16” $125 or 4 for $400. Solid stack. Call 763-238-5254

Brooklyn Park


Fitness Equipment


Treadmill Cadence: gd cond, $50/bo. Nordic Track Pro Digital, clean $50/bo. Can deliver. Mike 612-987-1044


Agriculture/ Animals/Pets



Adult Brittany Spaniels, M & F, must go together. $100 To gd home only 952-926-0804


Family Care


Dried, money back guar. Free del/stacking, 4'x4' x16” $60. 2 for $110. Face cords straight stacked, $130. 763-560-2584



Businesses for sale in Class 9010!


Child Care


Lic. Home Daycare has 1 FT Infant/Toddler Opg. 34 yrs Exp. 952-944-3828



Snow Removal


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

Sleep Number bed for sale, series 9000. Electric adjustable frame with pillow top. Head board with mirror, and side piers with drawers included. Works great $2,100. Call 612-237-1415


Misc. For Sale

China: Moderne by Harmony House, 12 setting , 95 pcs. Exc cond! $600 952-843-8138

Comic Books – Superhero 1,000's @ .25 cents each. Must sell. Carl 612-849-4874 Craftsman Snow Blower: Electric start, 5 HP, $350 Good cond! 763-566-6215


Misc. Wanted

Buying Old Trains & Toys


952-933-0200 Wanted: Record Collections Large or small. Cash paid.

651-353-0817 651-291-8019

Serving the Entire Metro Area LICENSED/INSURED

Plymouth, MN

Be your own Boss! Look for businesses for sale in Class 9010!

Rooms For Rent


Move in Special / Furn. Studio Rooms for Rent Incl. all utils., phone, cable & Internet from $799/mo. Call Michael 763-227-1567

Apartments & Condos For Rent


Bloomington - 2 BR, new carpet & paint, $780/mo. Incl gar, laundry on site, 4 unit bldg. 2126 W. 98th St. Lg backyard. 952-941-0984

Fundraiser Estate Sale! Lots of items. 7948 Quail Bloomington 2br Shining Ave N. Dec. 15,16, 17 & 18 clean corner apt! All new windows, heat pd. $775. 3700 Leisure 9948 Penn 952-881-8373


2 Yr Dried Oak Delivered & stacked - $110 4' x 8' x 16”

Garage Sales this week

Home Health Care Providers




BED: $145 New QUEEN Pillowtop; KING $265; FULL $135. Can deliver. Registered Nurse seeking employment. Experi612-419-2707 enced, caring. 952-303-3695 Couch, loveseat, chair Glenhaven Mem. Gardens matching. Tan, microfiber Garden of Good Samaritan Rentals 4 lots $1000 each / or $3500 Exc cond! $800 952-843-8138 5000 for all. 763-537-8296 Formal Dining/Chrs $350. Townhouse For BR Set 50's $250. Coffee tbl, $50. Steal! 952-835-5289 Rent Be your own Boss! Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331

Tree Service

Numbers at 8 am (#1 Reserved for family). Go to: for photos and details

Glen Haven, Crystal, MN: 3 lots in Christus Garden. Retail $2595 ea. asking $750 ea. 218-251-3767 320-676-8944

Snow Removal • Snowplowing • Mowing • Fertilizing 2620

Baldwin Console Piano w/bench, medium oak fin., built 1980, $800. 952-935-1566

Anoka Estate Sale

540 West Main Street

4'x4'x16 inch $95; 2 / $170 Deliv'd & stacked. Satisfaction guaranteed! 612-600-8513

The WeatherMaster Inc.

Musical Instuments


12/17 (9-5); 12/18 (10-3)

Oak/Birch - Super Dry!


Since 1954 we have been providing homeowners with experience in snow & ice dam removal. Same day service available. Call Today!

Estate Sales


Kevin 612-810-2059

Snow and ice dams on your roof can cause expensive damage to the interior and exterior of your home. The WeatherMaster Inc. can help!


South Metro Prior Lake 4 BR $1250 per month Savage 3 BR $1250 per month Jordan 3 BR $950 per month Shakopee 2 BR in 4-plex $800 per month Contact Kim for info 952-402-9022

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Excelsior 1BR $695, 2BR $790, 1 block to Lake Mtka! Quiet, clean, ht pd, Gar avl , cat OK. 952-401-3457 RICHFIELD


GREENBRIER 6445 Queen Ave. S. Spacious 1BR & 2BR Apartments in quiet, residential area. On bus line, near Southdale. Heat & storage incl., A/C, elevator, BBQ.

1BR $635 2BR $750 TWO MONTHS FREE! No Pets Please


Live Among Friends Upscale Community Indoor Pool, Spa & Sauna Business Center, Game Room, Exercise Facility Washer/Dryer, Ceiling Fans & Fireplaces Underground Parking Included. Near Airport, MOA & Southdale. 1 & 2 BR's $850-$1625 RENT NOW $50/month January & February The Oaks on Pleasant 6600 Pleasant Ave

612-259-2700 Richfield Newly painted 2BR, quiet bldg, garage. $750. 612-708-8906


WORK! 952-392-6888


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.




Help Wanted/ Full Time

BUYER Progressive ISO 9001 tube fabricating co has a FT opening for a Buyer. Qual's incl: Bachelor degree or equiv knowledge & exp (C.P.M cert pref'd). Must have min 4 yrs exp in Purchasing (negotiation, proposal & bid analysis). Knowledge in tube (carbon, SS, Aluminum & Outreach Associate copper), metal stampings, PROJECT TURNABOUT & machined parts pref'd. has an opening for an Out- Inventory Control & MRP reach Associate. We are a system. Must have exc 40 year old non-profit oral/written communicaagency with a broad range tion & interpersonal of alcohol, drug, and gam- skills. Proficiency in Mibling treatment services. crosoft Word, Outlook & Our services include: a Excel & ERP software remodern 89-bed residential q'd. treatment center in Gran- EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Send ite Falls as well as outpa- resume & salary history to tient and transitional liv- H. R. Mgr, Arctic Fox, ing services in Marshall, LLC, 570 S. 7th St., Delano, Redwood Falls, and Will- MN 55328, Fax: 763-972mar. This position will be 2873 part of the Project Turnabout Team in promoting access to our services Community throughout the region. Editor This will include working as part of an outreach/deTechnology changes velopment team as well as the how of other designated departnewsgathering ments/teams across the but not the what Project Turnabout organization. This will entail Sun Newspapers is making outreach calls to recruiting for fullprofessionals and other time Community stakeholders who can asEditors to help our sist individuals in accesssuburban readers uning our services. We are derstand their world. seeking an energetic and Our editors write, outgoing team player with photograph and mainstrong verbal and written tain close relationcommunication skills as ships with the comwell as a person with munities they serve. strong multi-tasking Must be able to write skills. This position will a feature one moment include some public and effective local speaking and some knowlgovernment coverage edge/experience with adthe next -- and take dictions/treatment. This photos to accompany position will involve initiboth. Must be comfortating and meeting with able functioning as professional community a government watchagencies and individuals dog. Knowledge of AP across the state and to a Style required. Some lesser extent regionally. It knowledge of layout will include reimbursed helpful. Familiarity travel. i.e. mileage and exwith what is needed to penses. A Bachelors deassist in crafting gree and/or experience a world-class website are preferred. a huge benefit. We Please visit the website at offer the opportunity to get a start in jourto learn more about the ornalism or a spot to ganization. To apply: comgrow your already plete an application/ started career. Beneresume and send to Attn: fits include a 401(k) Donna Chmelar, PO Box plan, health, dental, 116, Granite Falls MN life insurance and 56241 or email to paid vacation. Cover dchmelar@ letter, resume and clips or links to clips Call 320-564-4911 for more should be sent to: information. EEO/AA pbakken@


Health Care

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ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Fast Growth Potential Rolland 952-949-4724 Irene 952-949-4759 Coldwell Banker Burnet EOE

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FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY Premium Quality Product - Business to Business Multi-Billion $ Market - Recession proof Proven Sales Methods - No experience needed - Excellent training - No evenings/ weekends $40,000 - $60,000 Plus - 85% repeat business - Advancement opport'ty Solid Well Run Company Call 1-800-253-5822 M.E. LTD since 1974

MECHANIC Burnsville equipment dealer seeks exp mechanic to service underground construction equipment in shop & in field. CDL reqd for field service. Exc benefits. Fax 952-890-4563. Call Kenny at 952-890-6000. Medical Records Energetic FT med rec clerk needed @ busy peds clinic in West metro. Must be able to walk/stand/ multitask all day. Exp pref. Fax resume to Julie @ 952-473-7908


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Triage Registered Nurse Busy peds clinic in West metro. PT phone triage with benefits. Strong caring work ethic. Fax resume to Sue: 952-473-7908





2004 Chevy Malibu Exc. Cond. $4,995 763-221-4811, after 5 pm.



Passat GLS 4-1.8L-T 2002, 4-door sedan. 57K. $6200. Leather int. 847-989-5064


Auto Accessories

4 Dunlop winter mud & snow tires on wheels. 245/ 50R/R18. Litely used on BMW “7” Series. 952-831-3257


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

Runners & Non Runners 612-810-7606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured

PCA Needed in Bloomington PT, weekday, daytime hours. Experience preferred. Call Molly @ (952)814-7400




HOUSE CLEANERS $80-$100/day FT/PT 7:20am-3:00pm We provide CAR. Burnsville Location. Rebecca 952-432-2134

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Viking Auto Salvage Call 651-460-6166 or get a quote at

$150+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 952-818-2585 CASH! For Your Junked Wrecks or Unwanted Vehicles. Free Tow-Aways Day or Nights. 612-805-2692



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


• 3 lines, 4 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Includes website *Includes website

13 WEEK RUN! (CTIL) $50 Merchandise only

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


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

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

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Senior Amanda Tveite is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and has earned two Academic letters. She lettered 4 years each for Nordic Ski, Cross Country running and Track teams. Amanda was All-Conference Honorable Mention for Nordic as well as MVP. She volunteers as a confirmation teacher at her church.


ALTA ALONZI Senior Alta Alonzi is a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student and was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor by the College Board. She is president of Jefferson’s Diversity Committee. Alta also is active in the Bloomington Sister City Organization and was a member of a recent delegation to Japan.






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Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it Is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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435 1st Ave. E. in Downtown Shakopee (across from Holiday) 952-884-9555

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$8,999 ‘07 GMC Acadia SLT

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‘10 Toyota Corolla LE

‘10 Dodge



‘04 Ford F150

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‘05 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT

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‘03 Ford Ranger Super Cab XLT

‘10 Chevy HHR LT


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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Bloomington’s Bloomington’s Number Number 11 Homeseller Homeseller ! ED C DU RE E IC PR Koleen Rosenberg 612-701-4765

7305 Woodstock Curve • $119,000 Reduced to sell/A great value! Spacious 3BR/3BA Townhome in solid Woodstock n’hood. Newer furnace, A/C, siding, windows, garage door. Aggressive assn includes pool/tennis/playground. Priced to Sell! MLS# 3977561

Ken Veness 612-720-9377

9320 Nesbitt Rd. • $199,000

236 Tyler Avenue N, Hopkins • $389,900

End unit TH w/open design. No outside steps, good room sizes, plenty of storage. 2 fplcs. Quiet private location, convenient to churches, schools, shopping & bus 2 blks to Hyland Park. Available now from longtime owners. New furnace, HSA Home Warranty. MLS# 3975078

Beautiful 5BR home with finished W/O basement & 1 yr old roof. Perfectly set-up for an in-home business such as day care or for an extended family - just finish the 2nd kitchen area in the basement. Plus for the car collector a 2nd detached 2,000 sf heated garage! MLS# 3876019.

Meg & Tom Meyers 952-924-8799

Meg & Tom Meyers 952-924-8799

8620 Zenith Road • $215,500 Meticulous 3BR, 2 bath home near Marsh Lake! Gleaming hardwood floors, updated kitchen & baths. 2 car garage, screened porch, 2 fireplaces. MLS# 3945195

Dave Johnson 952-927-1107

9605 Wyoming Terrace•now $399,900 Soft contemporary home in the South Bay neighborhood of more expensive homes. Open floor plan – 3 car garage, 5BRs, 3 baths – 3300+ fsf, walk to Bush Lake or Hyland Park. MLS# 3952735

Meg & Tom Meyers 952-924-8799

11436 Zion Circle • $599,000 Fabulous 2 story on Minnesota Valley GC features 4+ BRs and entertaining sized rooms. 4 car garage! New kitchen + master bath. River Bluff Estates. MLS #3987965


Joe Jordan 612-719-9275 24 yrs Experience

(612)741-9556 Winnie Crosbie & Jane Mahowald

Bill Bliss 612-275-1026

8161 33rd Ave So 1108• $285,000

1354 Hampshire Ave • $265,000

6416 Alexander Court • $375,000

Large “08” floor plan. Spacious master BR w/private bath & walk in shower, den, plus big 2nd BR/Fam Rm, Open Kit, LR & DR high up in the west tower. South facing refuge views. Walk in storage & TWO garage stalls. Flawless condition shows like model!!! MLS# 3978608

CONTRACT FOR DEED! All updated 4BR unit on main with 2BAs, full basement-1 car attached garage. Upper 2BR/1BA unit with 1 car garage. Each has its own laundry facilities. Ideal for home owner occupied & rent one of the units. MLS# 3930870

Heavily wooded cul-de-sac homesite. Master suite feat. separate jacuzzi tub & shower w/lrg walk-in closet. See wildlife from 3 season porch & deck. Formal informal DR’s on main level. Oversize dbl. gar. LL walk-out, in-ground sprinkler syst. Minnetonka schools. MLS# 3954380

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