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EP makes headlines in 2010 BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS The city of Eden Prairie made local and national headlines in 2010. The sour economy may have been the underlying issue in 2010, as it was for the state and most cities, but there were signs of life with a small spike in business development in the second half of the year. City leaders also made headlines. Mayor Phil Young was investigated for filing false reimbursement claims, which the county attorney considered a matter of sloppy bookkeeping not criminal intent. After eight years with the city, City Manager Scott Neal left to take a position with Edina in the fall. The year also brought tragedy, with the city’s first homicide investigation since 2001, when an infant died on July 31. The father, Randel Richardson, was charged with first-degree murder in August, and assessment of his mental health has been ongoing. And, arguably the most referenced achievement of the year, “Money” magazine named Eden Prairie the best small city in the United States, a kudos that provided fodder for many opening statements from candidates, letterwriters, leaders and citizens. 2010: TO PAGE 15

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With the New Year come new resolutions. And, Eden Prairie Schools wants to help make those resolutions a success. Eden Prairie Community Education has released its winter schedule of classes for all ages. Ann Coates, the Adult Program Coordinator at Eden Prairie Schools Community Education, said more than 180 classes are being offered to the public through the Eden Prairie Community Education. With all the New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape, it’s no surprise that some of the most popular classes are designed to do just that. There are 32 classes focused on getting fit and healthy. Weight Loss Challenge is one of the most popular Health and Wellness classes offered. The class is a 10-week program that teaches participants how to lose weight through individual coaching, group support and more. Each week, classes revolve around different topics that relate to leading a healthier, more nutritious lifestyle including how to read labels and learning about proteins. Another popular fitness course is Zumba, a workout class that combines interval training – a type of work out that involves bursts of high intensity work alternated with periods of rest or low activity – with resistance training, which is the addition of weight lifting to a workout. Kettlebells is another intense fitness workout that combines an array of tech-

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niques to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. “It burns a ton of calories and you get an aerobic workout at the same time,” said Coates. A kettlebell is a cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. Workouts include ballistic training, which requires muscles to adapt to contracting very quickly and forcefully. The weight accelerates through the whole range of motion, unlike traditional weight training where the weight decelerates through most of the workout. Other classes being offered are classics. “Belly dance is coming back,” said Coates. “It was big 30 years ago, and it’s coming around again.” The course is designed for all fitness levels and body types with no prior dance experience required to join. Participants will learn basic movements of the art and improve coordination while boosting flexibility and posture. Coates stresses that community education classes are more than just fitness classes. A variety of courses are offered through the program. “There are all kinds of new classes,” said Coates. “Every class is new for Adult Academy.” The Adult Academy is offering a variety of new courses that deal with an array of subjects. Some classes include the U.S. Constitution, the Roaring 20s, “Greece is the Word” and “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Other departments include cooking, languages and technology. “Once you rediscover the joy of learning after you’re out of school, you start to think this learning thing is really kind of fun,” “ said Coates. Many classes start in January and registration for winter classes is now open online. Info: www.epcommunityed.org.


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PROP’s 2010 included career help, not just sustenance BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS

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If there’s any group that has seen what an economic downfall looks like, it’s People Reaching Out to Other People. They’ve had a busy year. “It’s just tough times,” said PROP Executive Director Anne Harnack. “People are having a tough time getting reemployed. … What we tend to see is people who used to probably be donors who are just having a terrible time getting reemployed.” PROP is not just Eden Prairie’s food shelf, and according to Harnack, clients of the nonprofit have been utilizing career and financial services to help get back on the road of long-term stability. “We aren’t a give out or a hand out organization. We’re more of a lift up,” Harnack said. She said in 2010 there have been fewer new clients than 2009, but existing clients are using services more frequently than they did in 2009.

ings and assets and can’t find employment comparable to what they’ve lost, she said. To help people prepare resumes and keep up with their career search, PROP opened a workroom in 2010 that has a computer, resources and a volunteer who works twice a week to help clients in the job hunt process, Harnack said. Even though staffing and volunteer levels have been good, they could still use volunteers to help with marketing initiatives, data entry and job-hunt support, she said. PROP is also planning on enhancing its education series for its clientele next year, which focuses on budgeting, job searching and other topics that might offer some help for clients, Harnack said. They’ve done this on a one-on-one basis, but they’d like to expand to workshops. The economy may change, but PROP will continue supporting people who are looking for self-reliance. “Really, that’s our goal, is to help people achieve the greatest level of independence possible,” Harnack said. “And, that’s what people want, to be as independent as possible.” Info: propfood.org.

Donations were a little lower in 2010 as well, she said. Donations from businesses decreased, but donations from individuals increased, especially toward the end of 2010. “We have a very generous community,” Harnack said, “and, we’re definitely remembered in the fall and winter.” She just hopes people remember PROP and the people they serve after the holidays and during summer, when donations tend to decrease. She also hopes they can continue helping people find the employment, which is one of her concerns when looking ahead to 2011. “I’m concerned in particular for the folks who are ages 45 to 65 who are struggling to become re-employed,” she said. “Those are the folks I’m increasingly more concerned about. … That’s a real concern.” The immigrant population is actually decreasing in terms of needs and requests, she said, but the middle class Europeans now living in the area seem to be struggling more since many have used up their sav-

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Members of a six-man delegation of businessmen and leaders from Loudi, Hunan, China visited Eden Prairie July 7 for a tour of Eden Prairie, with a stop at Buca Di Beppo, featuring a table adorning a rotating bust of Pope John Paul II. The delegation visited Eden Prairie to explore businesses opportunities. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)


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Impacts of buyouts on Eden Prairie remain to be seen than they’ve gained, the Eden Prairie group is doing comparatively well, MulQueeny believes. The chamber lost 105 members over the year, but gained 140. Of those members who dropped, some went out of business entirely; some moved out of the area; and others dropped the membership as part of budget cuts, MulQueeny said. Several Eden Prairie companies were bought out in 2010. Impact of those transitions is uncertain. Tyco Electronics bought out ADC. Dell purchased Compellent for nearly $1 billion, and there is talk of a possible Supervalu buyout. If the Supervalu changes hands, MulQueeny said he hopes the business stays in town, just as it did when Supervalu bought out Albertsons in 2006. As for a positive change in 2010, the Flying Cloud Airport expansion helped some local businesses this year, MulQueeny said.

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The Eden Prairie business community saw its ups and downs in 2010. Pat MulQueeny, president of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, said 2010 was strong for his organization, but overall 2010 wasn’t too different from 2009. The chamber has experienced another year of growth. The organization is going to miss Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has been a regular speaker for chamber events over the years. C.H. Robinson CEO John Wiehoff and Dianna Favre were also notable speakers this past year. “We had some unique sets of programs as far as our side this year,� MulQueeny said. Nearly 6,000 people participated in different Chamber programs in 2010, he said. Considering other nonprofits and chambers have lost more members

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2011 resolution – channel switch and attitude control In the book “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh, there is an interesting idea that might provide guidance as we mush towards ADA the New Year 2011. I am trying to ALDEN stay grounded. I am Guest hoping for common Columnist sense decisionmaking. I have noted colleagues talking about resolutions that include yoga, healthy food consumption and more exercise. Hanh talks about the Buddha inside and the control we each have from within. He suggests we should think about ourselves as a television set with many options. There are people who are stuck on Channel 3 – the sorrowful channel. They are always downbeat, complaining, sad and annoyed. They arrive with a “Hey ain’t it awful” attitude. Indeed there are real reasons to have Channel 3 at the ready. Stuff happens that does not fit

into our work or life plan that is a Channel 3 event. Just today I mentioned to my daughter that some are dealt such challenging cards. The Vietnamese philosopher, however, believes sometimes in our toomuch Channel 3 focus, we miss the other channels that are available and present. It is really like forgetting all of the colors available to us and only using blue. There is a Channel 5 that may be about focusing on the here and now. Just stopping and breathing and being present is switching to Channel 5. The other day, I quickly moved to Channel 5 when I was washing my hands and delighted in the warm water. Holding my 22-month-old granddaughter and smelling her hair and enjoying her laughter is pure Channel 5. I find Channel 5 a mini vacation moment during the workday. I just switch stations and go to a “Happy Place.” I find Channel 5 during a traffic jam and think of the tulips in Holland.

I am then quite able to switch to Channel 8, which is about program directing and problem solving. Teaching classes requires a different channel. When I run, I flip to a relaxed no brainer channel and listen to my breathing and my feet crunching on the snow. Parenting requires a myriad of channels. We spent four days with three young children during the last big snowstorm. At no time was Channel 5 an option. We needed to be multi faceted, focused and at the ready. Recognizing that within is our own channel control is quite empowering. At times I have longed for a channel changer or clicker to use on others, which allows one to switch channels from afar. Wouldn’t that be something if we could encourage others to celebrate the oranges, bright reds and greens of their lives? The truth is we each need to pay attention to our own attitude and inner channel clicker.

Gail Goodwin said, “as soon as you feel yourself getting stuck like fat congealing on a plate, give yourself a kick.” I am trying to avoid getting stuck at all costs. Hanh says first you need to cherish, protect and make life possible and then work your way back to all other issues. The best way to make life possible is to practice channel switching and pay attention to wonders that surround us and worthy of cherish. This is not about ignoring sorrow. But it is about not wallowing in it. Many in sorrowful states have found the Buddha within to help them not only survive but celebrate. I am trying this New Year to use all of my channels. I am even considering a cable hook up. 2011 is the year to keep calm and carry on. Ada Alden chairs the Child and Family Studies department at St. Cloud State University. A licensed parent educator, she lives in Plymouth. Comments from readers are welcome at aalden1216@aol.com.

Library usage, lifelong learning, new resources highlight 2010 BY LOIS LANGER THOMPSON • GUEST COLUMNIST With over 17 million checkouts, 20 million website visits and more than 5.5 million library building visits, 2010 was an extraordinary year for library service in Hennepin County. Hennepin County residents are ready and eager to read, learn, graduate, work and engage. In 2010, the library supported this by: • Actively supporting school readiness with more than 2,900 storytimes. Library storytime is based on the most current early literacy research and encourages development of basic pre-reading skills. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a storytime with your child or grandchild, we look forward to seeing you in 2011. • Remaining committed to ensure that every student in the County graduates from high school. Hundreds of students are assisted by librarians every day at our 41 libraries. At our nine Homework Hub locations, volunteers

supervised by trained tutors help hundreds of children and teens with their homework. In fact, graduating teens have told us that they were able to graduate because of the help they received through this program. Our website shows locations and hours for Homework Hub as well as volunteer applications. • Offering programs and classes for customers of all ages. Career and small business resources, including free consultations with professional career and small business counselors, are in high demand. This year more than 650 free computer classes trained hundreds of individuals in new technologies. There are many reasons to celebrate the year 2010. New libraries opened in Plymouth and Maple Grove to serve those rapidly growing communities. In response to public demand, downloadable eBooks are now available at Hennepin County Library.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Hennepin County Library for collaborating with Xcel Energy to make PowerCheck Energy Meters available for check out. Minneapolis Central Library opened Mondays, thanks to Ballpark sales tax revenue. Every day, the library connects with thousands of library “friends” via social networking sites, including Twitter and Facebook. There are more than 6,000 visits each week to Hennepin County Library’s own social networking site, www.Bookspace.org, where you can find recommendations for books or add your suggestions for other readers. Thank you for making 2010 an extraordinary year. The staff of Hennepin County Library looks forward to welcoming you to the Library in 2011 as we nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. Lois Langer Thompson is the director of the Hennepin County Library System.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Put K-6 decision to referendum vote To the editor: I was not surprised to read the Eden Prairie School Board approved plans to move forward with this seemingly unpopular K-6 plan. They have appeared unwilling to yield to the voices of this beautiful city aside from holding more hearings. School Board members are elected officials that have a tough job. Many are up for election in the fall, and I would hope that there are qualified individuals who will oppose them and that there will be enough interest in the local races that democracy’s voice will be heard. I was however very surprised to read that Myron Orfield chooses to label

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TRADITIONS opponents of the process as white racists. It’s way too easy to play the race card, Myron – and not helpful at all. I have lived in Eden Prairie for 16 years and have found this to be a very open and welcoming city to all races and religions. All I have heard is people want more input and transparency, as well as evidence this plan will work before spending all this money and disrupting kid’s lives. It seems like they are still calling for it. Why don’t we put this transition plan up for public referendum this fall? We will have plenty of time to field evidence and discuss alternative plans as well. In the same election we can vote for School Board. Ron Wells Eden Prairie

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A clean W eslate e k l BY REV. BRENDAN PRIGGE • GUEST COLUMNIST Why do we wait till the beginning of a new year to make resolutions? Can’t we do that in July? I guess it has something to do with new beginnings and all that. A year has ended and it’s kind of like starting with a clean slate. We somehow perceive the new year to be all fresh and clean. If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, I’d like to suggest one.

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Forgiveness. It goes along with the whole “clean slate” theme. I have to believe that each of us can think of someone with whom we’re not very happy, BRENDAN someone who at best owes us apology and at worst PRIGGE an deserves a punch in the face. Guest In this new year, why not Columnist save some skin on your knuckles, avoid assault charges and forgive! Why? It pleases God, and it just makes sense. Let’s start with the latter. It just makes sense to forgive. If there’s some-

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one who has wronged you, do you really think they care if you’re upset with them? Are they losing sleep at night because they feel so bad about the strain on your relationship? Not likely. If they cared about how you felt, they wouldn’t have mistreated you in the first place. Don’t allow their malice to become a perpetual presence in your life. Forgive. Let go. You can’t control them, but you can control yourself. You can put their meanness behind you and look forward. Forgiving is also pleasing to God. Colossians 3:12 “Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” God forgives those who repent.

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2010 was ‘once in a generation’ year for Eden Prairie schools BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS

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On June 19, the Eden Prairie High School baseball players form a victory pile on Target Field after defeating Burnsville 7-5 in the State Class 3A title game. The Eagles finished with a 26-1 record and won the Lake Conference and Section AAA titles as well. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Further school integration through the proposed boundary change will also create better learning environments for students, supporters have said. With the affirmation of the K-6 change in December, 2011 could bring a year that the School District will not only manage a system-wide elementary school transition but divisions in the community. Because while many have been in favor of more balanced schools, some have questioned the administration’s planning, communication and research behind the K-6 change. After the initial February decision to adopt the K-6 model (which was made less than a week after the School Board was presented the K-6 recommendation), administrative-formed task forces met behind the scenes for

months to create a new elementary school boundary map, determine the sixth elementary school’s curriculum and come up with other plans in preparation for the K-6 transition. At one point, a petition garnered more than 700 signatures requesting the K-6 decision be reversed. It presented to the School Board in June and essentially was ignored, according to Caroline Nelson, who spearheaded the effort. The outcry became deafening after a proposed elementary school boundary map was released in October that would relocate some households to new schools across town.

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Schools FROM PAGE 11 The proposed map was made for three reasons, to account for the K-6 shift that would add a sixth elementary school; to address capacity discrepancies between schools and to help integrate schools more evenly, according to administrators. Once the map was released in early October, some parents and community members had the feeling the administration was not listening during the School District’s initial input sessions. Around 200 people protested outside Eden Prairie High School during a “Money” magazine forum, with its publisher and some editorial staff in town as part of a three-city tour to discuss budgeting, investing and other financial matters.

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Among the research, alternative boundary maps, questions and critiques, there was other notable methods of feedback. An anonymous writer composed a 60page, single-spaced “Transformation Study” that looked at test scores, research, financial and enrollment data, claims made by the school district and other items and events that lead up to the K-6 decision. An active Facebook group, “Eden Prairie School Board Accountability” created by former Eden Prairie Schools’ parent and Eden Prairie resident Debbie Brandt in the spring, reached more than 600 members in the winter. The group served as a touch-point for many who had questions, worries and wanted to spread information. Parents from a facilities task force that worked for two years to fashion a SCHOOLS: TO PAGE 13

The Eden Prairie High School Girls Soccer Team raced to the Metrodome field to celebrate the school’s second state girls soccer championship after defeating Wayzata 3-0. They also won state in 2005. The win was Nov. 4, and two days later the Girls Cross Country team won the Class AA state title. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

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Schools FROM PAGE 12 proposal to address the use of school buildings, which ultimately lead to the K-6 recommendation, wrote a letter to the School Board and administration saying the schools’ capacity

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Schools FROM PAGE 13

Dec. 21 takes us to 2011 The Dec. 21 meeting marked, in a sense, the second approval of the K-6 decision; by voting on the sufficiency of information the School Board had requested from the administration, the School Board was voting on whether or not the K-6 transition would move forward for the 2011 school year. The administration’s information was presented in a 123page report in early December, and the School Board approved it on Dec. 21 with a 4-3 vote, the same 4-3 split that approved the K-6 plan in February. Board members Chuck Mueller, Kim Ross, Carol Bomben and Suzanne Kutina voted in favor of both resolutions. Ross reiterated that the K-6 model was always the best choice, as shown by the February decision, but the Dec. 21 vote was just to reiterate that standing after more information was released.

Before the Dec. 21 vote, Kutina listed specific sections of the administration’s report that she found sufficient before voting, and Mueller listed criteria for which he based his decision. Board members Holly Parker, Ranee Jacobus and John Estall voted against both the Feb. 23 and Dec. 21 resolutions. They reiterated that their votes were based on what they believed was a lack of sufficient evidence to show K6 was the best plan, not because they were against integrated schools. With some parents leaving the school district and others threatening to leave or looking at other schooling options after their tumultuous year, there are those who have supported the administration and School Board’s efforts, but a silent majority in the community remains. So, in 2011, a generation of students will prepare for a transition that will help or hinder the next, and many individuals and families are hoping some unity will return after the long 2010 took its toll.

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Parents protest outside Eden Prairie High School in October, after the School District released a draft elementary school boundary map that would change where an estimated 1,100 students attend school. The protest followed School District input sessions, when parents felt their concerns were not being heard. So, almost 200 parents took their message to the street in an effort to get their point across. The protest began shortly before a “Money” magazine event, when the publisher and editors arrived to talk about financial planning and strategies. In July, the magazine announced they voted Eden Prairie the best small city in the country. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)

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A faction of Eden Prairie residents was unhappy with his actions. Neal said reporting the reimbursement claims to police was ethical and the right thing to do, and legally the only thing to do, even though it involved a career risk. A search for Neal’s replacement is ongoing while Jay Lotthammer, head of Parks and Recreation, fills in as interim city manager.

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We’re number one “Money” magazine announced in July that Eden Prairie was the top place to live in America in their estimation. News of the honor spread quickly as Neal spent the morning of the announcement delivering 17 cakes to sites around the city, reminding employees at the Community Center, “you work in the number one city in America.” Amenities like beautiful parks, trails and lakes, as well as exceptional schools and low crime rates has made the city a contender for several years. Eden Prairie ranked 40th in 2008 and 10th in 2006, but it was the economy that gave the city an edge for 2010. The five-paragraph notice on the annual top 100 list cites a low unemployment rate, a AAA bond rating from Moody’s and the fact that the city is home to 50,000 jobs. Eden Prairie was the only Minnesota city in the top 10. Plymouth, which topped the list in 2008, ranked 11th. Woodbury was 13th, Eagan was 15th and Apple Valley came at number 20.

Homicide investigation

Republicans running for state office have a good Election Night Nov. 2. At JJ’s Coffee and Wine Bar in Eden Prairie, the candidates thank supporters and organizers before the results show things would go their way. All three state offices representing Eden Prairie went to Republicans. Kirk Stensrud (left) was shown to have 107 more votes than incumbent Maria Ruud, DFL, in the House District 42A race. He won by a .62 percent margin. The two incumbents, Rep. Jenifer Loon, 42B, (middle) and Sen. David Hann, 42,(right), retained their seats. (Photo by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers)

The court hearings for the death Randel Richardson’s sixmonth-old son began in the fall, after he was charged in August with first murder in the first degree. Richardson allegedly drowned his infant son at home on July 31 while his wife was gone. Up to this point, court hearings have been held to determine Richardson’s mental state at the time of the murder, and court hearings are expected to continue in March.

Business development

Mayoral woes After an inquest beginning in March, a Plymouth Police Department investigation found Mayor Young had filed 26 claims for meetings he didn’t attend. At the time, the Mayor and City Council Members received a $35 per diem for meetings they attend in an official capacity. But, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman declined to file charges against Young, claiming it was a matter of sloppy bookkeeping, not criminal intent. There was evidence the mayor attended many other meetings for which he did not claim reimbursement, according to the attorney’s office. The attorney office’s investigation found evidence of “sloppy or inadequate bookkeeping,” but did not establish intent to steal. “A detailed review led to the conclusion

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The 2010 Wings of the North AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport brought a plethora of people and planes July 17-18. Many onlookers got a view from the ground, but pilot Clay “Pork Chop” Adams offered an in-flight perspective from the seat of a 1929 Curtis Wright Travelair E-4000 for civilians. (Photo by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers) that, overall, the suspect underreported his attendance at events,” a declination letter explained. The letter didn’t address perjury charges specifically. In an interview with the SunCurrent in July, Freeman said, in 12 years, he’s only pursued perjury charges once or twice because it’s very difficult to prove. A few people called on Young to resign during a meeting of

the Eden Prairie City Council in June, while several others supported the mayor, saying he was a victim of a “political witchhunt.”

Neal heads to Edina Neal, whose job included signing off on reimbursement claims, had reported the mayor’s reimbursement discrepancies to police last March. After the investigation, Neal applied for the city manager

City Manager Scott Neal brought cake and balloons to the Community Center on July 12 in celebration of Eden Prairie’s ranking atop “Money” magazine’s list of America’s Best Places to Live. (Photo by Chris Olwell • Sun Newspapers) position in Edina, which was open after Gordon Hughes retired with a 36-year service record. Neal said at the time he was excited by the prospect of working in Edina because it’s a great city and similar to Eden Prairie. He also said he was concerned about his job security after he reported the mayor’s reimbursement claim discrepancies to police.

The city of Eden Prairie gained some unexpected revenue with businesses development in 2010. Developments include a 7,625 square-foot shopping area at 8045 Flying Cloud Drive, a new Randy’s Bobby & Steve’s Auto World at 8100 Flying Cloud Drive and a 261,580 square-foot Menards at 12600 Plaza Drive, expected to open this spring. The $4.2 million Auto World project includes a 19,000 squarefoot building, car wash, seven service bays and a convenience store, and it eventually will house a museum. The facility has been called the flagship for Steve Williams’ eight total stations. Revenue to the city from new developments created more income than they expected, which helped balance the city’s budget, which had a projected deficit of around $1 million. In December, the City Council voted to keep the general fund budget flat in 2011, around $40 million, which includes a 2 percent wage increase for city staff, along with budget cuts to offset that increase. The levy will remain at the 2010 level, which was more than $30 million.


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Eden Prairie High School’s wrestling team has a busy schedule this weekend. The Eagles travel to Eastview for a 7 p.m. dual meet Friday, Jan. 7. Then Eden Prairie competes in the Burnsville invitational tournament Saturday, Jan. 8.

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EP hockey teams celebrate holidays with championships Eagles boys improve record to 8-2, girls squad is 11-2-2 BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Both Eden Prairie High School hockey teams celebrated the holidays with championship finishes. Eden Prairie’s boys hockey squad claimed first-place honors in the St. Louis Park Invite hosted by Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 28-30. The Eagles blanked Moorhead, 4-0, in the finals at St. Louis Park Recreation Center Arena. Kyle Rau recorded two goals in the Eden Prairie triumph. Des Shavlik and Curt Rau added the other Eagle goals. Dan Molenaar, Kyle Rau and Shavlik were credited with two assists each. Eden Prairie goalie Andrew Ford preserved the shutout by making 29 saves. The Eagles opened the tourney with an 8-5 victory over Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the quarterfinals. David Rath, a senior forward, came through with five goals to spark Eden Prairie. Luc Gerdes, Jack McCartan and Kyle Rau provided one goal apiece. Getting two assists each were Mark Rath, Kyle Rau, Shavlik and Molenaar. Ford tended goal and stopped 30 shots. Eden Prairie blanked Maple Grove, 6-0, in the semifinals. Kyle Rau scored three goals for the winners. Andrew Knudsen, Shavlik and Mark Rath also had goals for the Eagles. Goalie Patrick Hellier made 20 saves.

Eden Prairie goalie Andrew Ford loses his protective facemask during a skirmish in front of the Eagle goal involving an Edina defender and teammate Joe Kerker (15). Ford helped the Eagles win the St. Louis Park Invite last week to improve their record to 8-2. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) Eden Prairie (8-2) will travel to Aldrich Arena in St. Paul to play Hill-Murray at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6. The Eagles remain on the road to battle Burnsville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Girls hockey Eden Prairie’s girls hockey team brought home another holiday tournament championship trophy. The Eagles placed first in the Eden Prairie Mid-Winter

Meltdown tourney Dec. 28-30 at Eden Prairie Community Center Arena. Eden Prairie (11-2-2) defeated Eagan, 6-1, in the title game. The Eagles broke the game open with three goals in the second period to build a 5-1 advantage. Allie LaCombe recorded a hat trick for the winners. Jordan Phillippi had two goals and Lauren McMahon added one goal. Alison Peluso and Amy

Paulson provided two assists each. Eden Prairie goalie McKenzie Johnson finished with 27 saves. In the quarterfinals, Eden Prairie beat Cloquet, 4-1, as Alicia Kruse, McMahon, LaCombe and Karissa Olsen scored goals. LaCombe led in assists with two. McMahon, Kruse and Phillippi had one goal each. Goalie Johnson made 18 saves.

Eden Prairie defeated North Metro, 2-1, in the semifinals. Tess Roehl and LaCombe came through with Eagle goals. Assists went to McMahon and Michelle Jamar. Eden Prairie outshot North Metro 43-10. Eden Prairie begins Lake Conference action this week. The Eagles host Minnetonka at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Eden Prairie is home to play Wayzata at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.


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Allie LaCombe LaCombe was the Eden Prairie girls hockey team’s leading scorer through 12 games with 29 points (20 goals, nine assists). LaCombe scored twice during the Eagles’ 3-2 overtime win over Blaine Dec. 23. The Eagles improved to 8-2-2 overall.

Jackie Johnson The Eden Prairie junior forward is one of the leading girls basketball scorers in the metro area, averaging 17.4 points per game. The Eagles were ranked second in the state with a 7-1 record entering holiday tournament action.

Conner Nord The 6-foot-7 senior post player scored 20 points to help Eden Prairie defeat Lakeville North 73-66 in boys basketball action Dec. 21. That win boosted the Eagles’ record to 4-1.

Dylan Stewart The 6-foot-3 senior forward scored 17 points as the Eden Prairie boys basketball team defeated Lakeville North Dec. 21.

Maverick Hovey The Eden Prairie junior finished first in the 100-yard butterfly and 200 individual medley as the Eagles won the team title at the Karol Carlson Invitational boys swimming meet Dec. 18 in Maple Grove.

Bryce Boston The Eden Prairie sophomore swimmer won the 100-yard butterfly during the Karol Carlson Invitational meet. The Eagles won the championship in the six-team meet with 197 points. (Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at gkleven@ acnpapers.com. Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.)

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Eagle basketball teams excel in tourneys Eden Prairie boys squad is first; Eagle girls earn runner-up honors BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie’s basketball squads came away with holiday tournament hardware. The Eagles’ boys basketball team took top honors in the Eden Prairie invitational tourney. Eden Prairie defeated Chaska, 75-64, in the title game Dec. 30. Four Eagle players scored in double figures including Dylan Stewart (16), Sander Mohn (15), Conner Nord (12) and Grant Soderberg (11). Jacob Foss and Jack Klukas netted six points each. Two days earlier, the Eagles posted a 74-66 victory over perennial state Class 3A power Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Stewart continued his hot scoring spree coming through with 18 points. Klukas provided 17 points and Derek Dedeker finished with 12 points. Other leading Eagle scorers were Blake Wragge (9), Soderberg (8), Nord (6) and Foss (4). Eden Prairie improved its overall record to 6-1 with the two tournament triumphs. The Eagles hit the road to play Chanhassen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7.

Girls basketball Eden Prairie reached the finals of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic girls basketball tournament before settling for runner-up honors. Eden Prairie lost, 62-56, to Hopkins in the title game Dec. 30 at Hopkins Lindbergh Center. Morgan Van Riper-Rose led the Eagle offensive attack with 16 points. Shayne Mullaney finished with 14 points. Other top Eagle scorers were Aubrey Davis (9), Taylor Uhl (8), Jackie Johnson (5) and Claire Willeck (4). Eden Prairie opened the three-day tourney with a resounding 74-38 victory over St. Paul Central Dec. 28. Johnson attained Eagle scoring honors with 18 points. Uhl and Mullaney came through with 10 and nine points respectively. Davis chipped in with seven points and Carly Tibbetts had six points. In the semifinals Dec. 29, Eden Prairie prevailed for a 69-48 win over Minnetonka. Johnson’s 20 points paced the Eagle offensive attack. Rose had 14 points and Uhl finished with 13 points. Mullaney scored 11 points and Davis netted eight points.

Eden Prairie junior forward Jackie Johnson appears to be smiling on a close-range scoring opportunity against Hill-Murray in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic. Johnson has been smiling often this season averaging 16.5 points per game for the Eagles (9-2). (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) Eden Prairie had a 9-2 record after its second-place tourney finish. The Eagles host Benilde-St. Margaret’s at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Eden Prairie returns home to battle St. Croix Lutheran at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

SHORTS Leddy plays for U.S. team Eden Prairie High School graduate Nick Leddy is a member of the USA hockey team competing in the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., this week. Leddy, a defenseman, is a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization. Leddy earned All-State and Mr. Hockey honors during his prep career at Eden Prairie. Leddy went on to play for

the University of Minnesota before turning pro.

Figure skating shows

“The Little Mermaid” March 25-27 at Eden Prairie Community Center Arena. Registration deadline for the EPFSC is Dec. 11. More information is available online at www.edenprairiefsc.org.

Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club (EPFSC) will be involved in several upcoming events. Local skaters are preparing for the 31st annual Northland Competition in Duluth during January. EPFSC will present its annual ice show

Editor’s note: Please e-mail all Eden Prairie sports shorts releases to gkleven@acnpapers.com or fax to sports editor Greg Kleven at 763-424-7388. Deadline for releases is noon on Thursday for publication in next week’s Sun-Current.


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Ceramic & Marble Free Ests. 40 Yrs Exp. ½ Price in Jan! Call Art 612-695-1398

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

952-292-2349 SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070

2250

Furniture Repair

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

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

2420

Painting

2290

Handyperson

**First

Impressions **

“You Point & It Disappears” A Moving & Hauling Service www.firstimpressionshd.com

612-598-2276 6-30 Yard Dumpsters Call Scott 952-890-9461

2290

Handyperson

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Attics & Exterior Walls Contact: Brad 763-221-5717

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

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

swisstoneconstruction services.com Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair. No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888

Put Mr. Handyman to work for you!

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



LIC#20633898 Bonded & Insured

2310

Housecleaning st

*10% off 1 Cleaning* BEST CLEANING WE CLEAN YOU GLEAM Prof House & Office Cleaner High Quality, Comm/Res Ref/Ins/Bond. Call Lola 612-644-8432 or 763-416-4611 www.bestcleaningservices.com

2320

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Advertise Here!

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

952-392-6888

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

2510

Lower Level Remodels

2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Residential Remodeling

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint. MDH Lead Supervisor

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

schultzecontracting.com 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

952-451-3792 R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

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

Call Don @ 952-890-4792

2420

Painting

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

Lic. #20626700 Credit Cards Accepted

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

Right Way PAINTING 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 1/31/11 & receive 20% off. Thru 3/1/11.

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

2380

Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover

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

2420

Painting

Office: 763-476-8412 Jeff Doyle: 763-228-1656 Chad Doyle: 763-228-1873 www.jdasc.com

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

qiar

Paperhanging

PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster 35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

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

2470

Plumbing

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Special $89/with ad! Ext/Int Painting Reasonable Rates FREE Est. EARL 952-944-7983

*A and K PAINTING* Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted 3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

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

2510  



Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Painting & Drywall H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

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

A German Craftsman

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

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

2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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

952-472-5670

BBB

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

2570

A Family Operated Bus.

Quality Residential Ceiling & Wall Textures

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2430

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

612-547-7000 www.mrhandyman.com

Schultz'e Contracting Inc

#BC20538329

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Blown–In Insulation

HAULING

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

2320

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

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

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

Handyperson

2290

A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

Randy 612-309-5396

A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355

Desperately Need Work!

Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

#1 in Hardwood Refinishing

John 952-882-0775

Chimney & FP Cleaning

Garage Door

2260

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

Call 612-860-5327 www.pioneertree.com

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

Reasonable rates. Ins/Lic 612-721-5500

#1 All Roof, Snow & Ice Remvl. Drvwy. lots. Sr Dis Handyman++ 612-532-1162

Be your own Boss!

Roof Shoveling & Snow Removal. 15 Yrs Exp. Rustic Tree & Landscape

Businesses for sale in Class 9010!

2570

Snow Removal

Competitive rates, call today for your free estimate! 612-867-6813 ask for Tom

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

ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS • EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE • Hardiplank® Siding • QUICK RESPONSE TIME • HAIL DAMAGE 763-550-0043 • FREE INSPECTIONS 9 52-476-7601 • STATE LIC# 6793 • ESTABLISHED IN 1984 651-221-2600 www.GatesGeneralContractors.com

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

Classifieds Work for YOU!

2490

Powerwashing

Snow Removal

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

PACKAGE DISCOUNTS!

2490

Powerwashing

2490

Powerwashing

WINDOWS/SIDING Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

Snow & Ice Dam Removal

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

Down Spouts Cleared Commercial and Residental

Limited Offer

www.sparklewashcmn.com

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Call For Free Estimate www.WesternConstructionInc.com

763-225-6200

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Snow Removal

ICE DAM PROS

ICE DAMS & SNOW? 1954

The WeatherMaster Inc. Snow Management Systems

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

22 Years Experience Insured & Licensed

763238-5254

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

15% Winter Discount ROOF SNOW REMOVAL Premier Tree Service

612-396-9345

612-961-2375

A PLOWING SERVICE Resid Driveway Specialist

peterdoranlawn.com Call 952-933-6390

Snow Removal

2570

Fast, Friendly & Reliable Tree Service

2620

BLOMQUIST EXT. Full Service Roofer/Sider

Will Beat Anybody's Price!

ROOF Ice/Snow Removal Lic'd 763-754-2501 Visa/MC

NEW HORIZONS TREE & LANDSCAPING

ICE DAM & ROOF SNOW Removal. Fully Insured. Pudas Landscape & Const.

BIG TREES & STUMPS CHEAP!!

Local Company 612-423-2227

Ice Dams? We Steam!

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

Quick Response - Insured

612-203-4309

952-352-9986 www.icegutter.com

ROOF SNOW REMOVAL & ICE DAM STEAMING

Insured

612-226-5819

Roof Snow Removal Regal Enterprises Inc. 952-201-4817 Lic #20515711 regalenterprisesinc.net

15 yrs exp.

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

2630

Upholstery & Slipcovers

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

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

Roof Snow/Ice Removal 30 Years Exp - Insured Lic#20126880

John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

2660

Window Cleaning

Snow & Ice Removal From Roofs. Richfield Resident Fully Insured. 612-839-2239

Window Cleaning

Roof Shoveling/Bobcat Work Comm & Resid Sr. Discounts

612-529-4444

Kevin 612-810-2059

3000

2620

Tree Service

Merchandise

320-762-8111 651-260-1335 Glen Haven, Crystal, MN: 3 lots in Christus Garden. Retail $2595 ea. asking $750 ea. 218-251-3767 320-676-8944

3130

Estate Sales

BLOOMINGTON 10700 Whalen Ave. So. Friday, Jan. 7 (8-4) Saturday, Jan. 8 (8-2) #'s 7 am Friday TOOLS – TOOLS – TOOLS!

Couch, loveseat, chair matching. Tan, microfiber Exc cond! $725 952-843-8138 Room & Board solid cherry Milano Office Armoire, Exc cond! $1200. 4 bookshelves, mahogany, $40 ea.; Oak Lawyer's bookcase w/leaded glass, $100; matching Sofa & loveseat, merlot/tan, $300 ea.; 2 floor lamps, $20 ea. This End Up Table & 4 chairs, $75; Desk & chair, $75. Rattan rocking chair, $75. 952-474-3124

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

Royal Copenhagen “Green Misc. Melody” China, lovely For Sale Oak China hutch, jewelry armoire, Craftsman tool China: Moderne by Harmochest on wheels, Crafts- ny House, 12 setting , 95 pcs. man 220 amp air comp., Exc cond! $590 952-843-8138 welder, auto ramps, yard tools, cast iron flower Comic Books – Superhero 1,000's @ .25 cents each. pots, & much, much more! Must sell. Carl 612-849-4874 EbenezerEstateSales.org

3260

Ebenezer Hands & Hearts

3150

Fireplace & Firewood

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

Ideal Firewood

2.5yr Dried Mixed Hardwood

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

952-881-2122 612-599-6385 FIREWOOD

100% Premium Dried Oak 24+ yrs Exp 507-280-7780 www.procutfirewood.com

Misc. Wanted

3270

Buying Old Trains & Toys

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

952-933-0200 Musical Instuments

3280

Baldwin Console Piano w/bench, medium oak fin., built 1980, $800. 952-935-1566 GRAND PIANO: 6 foot, Haddorff, Cherry. Exc condition! $5,000. 952-881-3125

Office Equip & Supplies

3290

FIREWOOD

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

3060

Building Supplies

Bathroom wall mount mirror 65” W x 44”H. $50. Call 952-897-3589

2620

Tree Service

• Tree Trimming • Storm Cleanup • Tree Removal • Land Clearing • Stump Removal • And Much More...

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

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

Plymouth, MN

3900

Agriculture/ Animals/Pets

Apartments & Condos For Rent

6400

Pets

3970

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

4000

4300

Family Care Home Health Care Providers

Registered Nurse seeking employment. Experienced, caring. 952-303-3695

5000

5300

Bloomington 2BR, gar, large yard, fin lower level. Avl 2/1 $950 952-898-7279

Roommates Wanted

5800

W BLOOM LL hm, br, ba, kit, ldry, gar, no pets util inc $625. 952-831-0306

6400

612-866-6797

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

Rentals Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

Apartments & Condos For Rent

Excelsior: 1BR $615-$695, 2BR $790 new carpet, 1 blk to Lake Mtka! Quiet, clean, ht pd, Gar avail. 952-401-3457

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

Visit our Web Site:

www.mnSun.com

Richfield

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

7000

8100

Real Estate Manufactured Homes

Mobile Homes For Sale KRESTWOOD PARK Bloomington. Call Carol 952-807-5331

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

763-218-2353 952-334-9840

3700

Leisure

3740

Fitness Equipment

FIREWOOD

DB's Firewood 4x8x16 $135 Mixed Hardwood.

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

Free Delivery & Stack.

320-420-8479 320-420-0166

3160

3810

Furnishings

Sporting Goods & Misc

GUN & KNIFE SHOW

BED: $145 New QUEEN Blmgtn Armory - 3300 W 98th St Pillowtop; KING $265; Adm. $5 763-754-7140 Buy - Sell - Trade FULL $135. Can deliver. crocodileproductionsinc.com 612-419-2707

One level living in this recently updated 2BR! Desirable Edina unit w/new appliances. Great amenities: underground prkg, 2 pools, exercise room, racquetball, tennis crts, party room & guest suites. All utilities: Elc/heat/AC, TV, included in dues! Fountain Woods Condos

Andrew Songle Realtor® 612-877-2700 asongle@themlsonline.com www.Andrew.theMLSonline.com

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE • FOR LEASE

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE

IMMEDIATELY

850 sq ft. Owner will help with build out.

Great location! On Old Shakopee Road, near 35W. Signage included.

952-835-4284 ext. 2

9000

Employment

9050 RICHFIELD

Brother Personnel Fax $15. 952-975-9610

Jan. 8-9; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3

Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc. www.arbor-tech.com

Dawn Valley Memorial Park Eden Prairie. 1 lot, $1000/BO

Very dry! 4'x8'x16” $125 or 4 for $400. Solid stack. Call 612-860-5327

SNOWPLOWING

952-392-6888

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

Furnishings

3160

Clean Oak Firewood

Theyson Const 612-239-3181

Advertise Here!

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

FIREWOOD

SNOW REMOVAL Roofs & Driveways

Insured

Cemetery Lots

Firewood

A Good Job!!

ROOF SNOW & ICE DAM REMOVAL Chad 952-937-2182 Insured www.myicedams.com

3090

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

EDINA: 1 or 2 room remodeled office near 494 and 100, 6 panel oak doors, leather sofa, cherry desk, conference table, break room/ kitchen: $425/one or $575/two 612.964.2544

Health Care

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Dock Trucks and Cargo Vans

Dynamex a national leader in the same day courier Needed in Hopkins for industry is in need of Inclient with high person- dependent Contractors al care needs. Experi- with their 24-26 ft dock trucks w/ lift. Also 2006 or ence preferred. Call newer white trucks and Molly: 952-814-7400 vans. Work available immediately, Mon- Fri. Transition Healthcare Must be able to pass back LPN for A.L. Experience ground and drug screen. monitoring staff, must be organized, communicaMust be able to obtain tion skills, self-motivated, commercial insurance. excellent customer serMust be able to speak vice. Part-time AMs & PMs, & flexible. Current clearly on Nextel. MN LPN license in good If interested please call Jodi 651-746-5945 standing. Fax resumes: 952-697-4661 EEOC

Live in PCA

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

FT ADMIN ASSIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE Plymouth based small company seeks sharp, quick learner. Excellent written communications. Detailed. Accurate typing skills. Organized. Can prioritize. Strong Microsoft Office skills. Informal environment. Send resume, cover letter to: shelley@wtnltd.com ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Fast Growth Potential Rolland 952-949-4724 Irene 952-949-4759 rsmaagaard@cbburnet.com Coldwell Banker Burnet cbburnet.com EOE

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

DRIVER W/ VEHICLE Its an exciting start to 2011! Dock trucks, curtainside docks, vans, pickups Elite Transportation needs experienced couriers with their own vehicles NOW to work w/ our expanding customer base! Clean veh, good MVR, DOT phys needed. Call Jim at: 763-785-0124 weekdays 8am-4pm for more info.

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

Need a Job? See Class 9100

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

SEPTRAN IS NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DRIVERS AT THIS TIME

Please check back for future opportunities!

We have been transporting special needs students for over 40 years. Thank you for considering Septran, Inc.

SEPTRAN

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

BEN COUSINS

DESIREE (DESI) HARTMAN

Student

This Bloomington Kennedy High School junior is a male nominee for the ExCEL Award. Cousins is a Kennedy wrestler and has been active in many student activities such as National Honor Society and homecoming committee. He is an A honor roll student and donates community service time as a youth wrestling volunteer.

This Kennedy junior is a female nominee for the ExCEL Award. She participates in soccer, lacrosse and Nordic skiing. The Eagle student has maintained a 4.0 academic average (straight A) while being active as a community volunteer. Desi is a student government, homecoming committee, diversity committee and National Honor Society member.

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MSRP..................................... $19,700 Ford Customer Cash............ - $1,500 Ford Year End Bonus Cash.. - $1,500 Renewal Cash*..................... - $1,500 Freeway Discount ................ - $1,702

$

13,498*

SALE PRICE OR LEASE FOR $159 MO.

$1,500 IN FACTORY REBATES AVAILABLE! ALL NEW 2011 FORD F-150 SUPER CAB 4X4 MSRP...................................... $34,870 Ford Customer Cash............. - $500 Ford Year End Bonus Cash... - $1,000 Renewal Cash* .................... - $1,500 Freeway Discount ................ - $2,872

27 mo. 10,500 miles per year. Includes RCI Renewal Cash* $2000 Total due at signing. Includes tax, title license, Sec. Deposit waived.

2010 FORD TAURUS Moonroof, Htd & FWD LIMITED Cooled Seats, Cruise,

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MSRP............................. $37,685 Renewal Cash* ............. - $1,500 Freeway Discount ......... - $6,687

SALE $ PRICE

29,998*

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD MSRP.................................... $24,775 Ford Customer Cash..... ......- $500 Ford Year End Bonus Cash. - $1,500 Renewal Cash* ................... - $1,500 Freeway Discount ............... - $1,777

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29,498*

MANAGER’S SPECIAL 2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID’S

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19,498*

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27 mo. 10,500 miles per year. Includes RCI Renewal Cash* $2500 Total due at signing. Includes tax, title license, Sec. Deposit waived.

MSRP............................. $30,925 Ford Customer Cash..... - $1,000 Ford Bonus Cash.......... - $1,000 FMCC Bonus Cash***.... - $500 Freeway Discount ......... - $3,427 Moon & tune pkg, drivers vision group, loaded with options

SALE $ PRICE

24,998*

2011 FORD EDGE SE MSRP............................. $27,995 Ford Customer Cash..... - $500 Ford Bonus Cash.......... - $1,000 Renewal Cash* ............. - $1,500 Freeway Discount ......... - $1,497

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Automatic, Snyc, Pwr Moonroof, PW, PL, Cruise, & More MSRP..................................... $24,315 Ford Customer Cash............ - $500 Ford Year End Bonus Cash.. - $1,500 Renewal Cash* .................... - $1,500 Freeway Discount ................ - $2,817

SALE $ OR LEASE FOR $199 MO. PRICE

17,998*

27 mo. 10,500 miles per year. Includes RCI Renewal Cash* $2000 Total due at signing. Includes tax, title license, Sec. Deposit waived.

23,498*

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27 mo. 10,500 miles per year. Includes RCI Renewal Cash* $2000 Total due at signing. Includes tax, title license, Sec. Deposit waived.

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1999 FORD TAURUS

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING

#110191A

Convertible #101192B

2,998

1996 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT #101169B

$2,998

$4,998

2007 SATURN ION Sedan #101255C

7,998

2001 AUDI A6 QUATTRO 2.7T, Very Clean Trade In #12G014A

$7,498

#7G035

$18,998

2005 DODGE MAGNUM RT

2008 TOYOTA COROLLA S Hail Damage, But a Solid

#8G018A

Navigation #11G008A

Runner! #110440A

$9,998

4x4 #10G036A

$10,998

2008 FORD EXPEDITION 2007 PONTIAC G6 EDDIE BAUER

2003 FORD TAURUS SE 46k Mi. Great Buy!

$7,998

2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT

8,998

#100945A

$8,998

2000 CHEVY SILVERADO 2001 MAZDA 626 4x4, Ext Cab Z71 #8G002A

Sedan, 5 Spd, Extra Nice! #110497A

$7,998

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1-800-875-5908

$15,998

2003 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER

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$14,998

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#7G016A

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9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

9810

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9200

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General Office Cleaning Edina, Circle Pines, Blaine and Minnetonka 5pm-9pm and 9pm-midnight. Apply in person Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm. Mid-City Cleaning. 8000 University Ave. NE. Fridley. 763-571-9056

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

9687

Volkswagen

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and looks like new!

38M. w/p roof. Full factory warranty. up to 60M miles!

$7,995

‘05 Toyota Prius

$12,588

‘05 Nissan Murano

Hybrid

‘09 Chevy Impala LT

Super Clean! 40 MPG

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$13,495

$15,588

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‘10 Ford Explorer XLT

$4,788

$16,995 ‘02 Chevy 2WD Long Box Ext Cab V8, 145M

$5,995

ONLY $9,988

‘02 Toyota XLE

‘05 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT

Mini van, fully loaded, 1-owner, 120K

V6, 4x4, htd leather, p. roof, loaded, 91M

$8,495

$11,998

‘10 Dodge

‘04 Chevy

Avenger

Malibu Classic

Your deserve something nice for how hard you work. This is it! 29M

4 Dr., 4 Cyl., AT, loaded, great on gas! Easy on price

$12,995 ‘10 Chevy HHR LT

$3,995

CD, Loaded, 20M, Cute!

$13,295 ‘09 Hyundai Elantra GLS

‘04 Ford F150 Supercab, XLT

4dr, only 38M, black and cute as a bugs ear!

$11,388

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‘06 Cadillac SRX

$12,999

2 owners, Nav, DVD, AWD, Moonroof, 3rd row, black, 108M, Save thousands $

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$13,995

‘07 Saturn Ion 3 Alloys, spoiler, low miles & cute!

$8,999

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‘08 Kia Optima LX 36M. Black Beauty

‘05 Ford Taurus Great transportation car, 120K

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$14,888 ‘11 Kia Sorento LX AWD, only 15M, factory warranty to 60M!

CARS ‘10 Toyota Corolla LE STARTING Red hot new body style nicely AT… equipped including cruise, 39k miles! $11,850

$8,988

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$18,566 ‘96 Chev Suburban

‘07 GMC

‘06 Nissan Maxima SE

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$8,995

$11,688

$17,999

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$16,995

& UP!!

PT Cruiser Bright blue, 41M & super cute!

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just like new! Only….

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$

‘09 Chrysler

$5,495

4x4, 5.4 V8, 94M, side steps, tow pkg, $14,995 tonneau, black, 1 owner! ‘06 Toyota Corolla SALE PRICED AT WOW! only 13,000 actual miles,

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$8,250

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‘03 Ford Ranger Super Cab XLT

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CARS 8 2 3 3 7

MALIBUS AVEOS COBALTS HHRS IMPALAS

SUV’S

from $10,485 from $9,985 from $9,985 from $8,985 from $7,485

15 TAHOES 20 SUBURBANS 3 TRAVERSES 3 EQUINOXS 2 UPLANDERS

from from from from from

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TRUCKS $17,985 $12,985 $26,485 $11,985 $9,985

7 SILVERADO

Ext Cabs

from

4 SILVERADO

Crew Cabs

from $11,985

1 SILVERADO

Reg Cab

from $12,985

3 AVALANCHE

$8,985

from $15,885

OVER 50 GM CERTIFIED VEHICLES IN STOCK!!! 2005 Acura RL AWD

1996 Camero Z28 Convertible

2006 Chevy HHR 2WD

2006 Chevy Impala LT

2010 Chevy Malibu Sedan

AT, 4 Dr, Stk#3398PA

2 Dr, Stk#110072B

4 Dr, Stk#102777A

4 Dr, Stk#102014A

4 Dr, LTZ, Stk#3462P

$

16,985

$

$

8,985

8,985

$

7,485

2007 Volkswagen 2008 Acura TL Type S 2006 Nissan Maxima 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg 6-Sp, Nav, Stk#111056A SL Passat

4 Dr, Manual, Lthr, Stk#3403PA

$

12,485

$

26,985

$

27,985

4WD, 4 Dr, Stk#3529P

$

33,985

2008 Saturn Vue I4 2005 Toyota Sienna XE FWD FWD LE 4 Dr, LT, Stk#3433P

$

14,485

Stk#3497PA

$

13,985

4 Dr, LT, Stk#3491P

$

37,985

2007 Volvo XC90 AWD 4 Dr I6 Sunrf, 3rd Row, Stk#3521A

$

$

9,985

24,985

$

10,750

$

23,985

Stk#111009A

$

4WD, 4 Dr, Stk#3506

11,985

$

34,985

1998 Lincoln Continental 4 Dr

2006 Mercedes 4Matic AWD

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

2009 Smartcar Cpe Passion

Stk#110184C

Leather, Stk#110703B

4Dr, 3.5L, Stk#110575A

Supercharged, 4 Dr, Stk#3359PA

2 Dr, Stk#110546B

$

12,885

$

13,295

$

12,785

2007 Chevy Tahoe 4WD 1500

2008 Chevy Trailblazer LT

4 Dr, LT, Stk#110983A

4 Dr, LT, Stk#111017A

4WD, 4 Dr, Stk#3532P

$

27,985

$

3,450

$

17,985

2009 Chevy Malibu 2007 Honda Civic AT 2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2007 Chevy Impala 2LT Sedan LTZ New Tires, Stk#3526P

2007 Chevy Tahoe 4WD 1500

$

23,985

$

20,985

AT, Stk#3413PA

$

2,985

Black, Stk#3402

$

9,985

2010 Chevy Traverse 2008 GMC Yukon LTZ AWD Denali AWD 4 Dr, Stk#3315P

4 Dr, Stk#3480

$

$

34,885

31,985

$

$

2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2007 Cadillac SRX AWD

8,985

11,985

Lux, Nav, Stk#3528

$

41,985

Stk#3496P

$

23,985

2005 Jeep Gr Cherokee Ltd 4WD

2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE

4 Dr, Nav, Stk#110269B

4WD, Platinum, Stk#111023A

$

17,985

$

11,985

2004 Acura MDX 2004 Chevy Suburban 2007 Saturn Outlook 2005 Chrysler Town 2004 Chevy Tahoe 2007 Chevy Suburban 2003 Chevy Avalanche AWD Navi Z71 XR Navi & Country Z71 LTZ 4x4 Crew 1500 Loaded, Stk#3488PAB

$

14,750

2008 Chevy Silverado 2007 Chevy Silverado 2010 Suburban 1500 2007 Dodge Ram Ext Cab 2500HD LT 1500 SLT Reg Cab 4WD, LT, Stk#3535P

19,985

Lthr, Loaded, Stk#110590A Lthr, Loaded, Stk#102794AA Lthr, Loaded, Stk#110937A

2010 Chevy Equinox 2008 Chevy Suburban 2010 Chevy Tahoe AWD LTZ 1500 LTZ 4WD 1500 4 Dr, Stk#3321P

$

2006 Ford Freestyle

140.5", Stk#110581B

$

11,985

Loaded, Stk#110679A

$

17,985

Dual Moons, Stk#110943A

$

23,985

Stk#3499A

$

5,985

2007 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Laramie

2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty DRW

1997 Ford F-250 HD Supercab 4WD

4WD, Diesel, 160.5", Stk#3486PA

Diesel, Stk#102763A

138.8" WB, Stk#110171AB

$

26,985

$

14,985

$

6,985

Loaded, Stk#110562A

$

17,985

DVD

$

23,985

2006 Ford F-150 2001 Chevy Silverado Supercrew Ext Cab King Ranch, Stk#3498PA

$

25,985

4WD, 5 Dr, Stk#3275PA

$

15,885

2006 Ford F250 Supercrew XLT

4x4, LS, Stk#110093PB

$

7,985

Stk#110992A

$

19,985

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