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Bratrud, Espe, Estall and Parker elected to school board BY PAUL GROESSEL SUN NEWSPAPERS The preliminary results are in for the 2011 Eden Prairie School Board election, and Karla Bratrud, David Espe, John Estall and Holly Parker have won. The results are from the Minnesota Secretary of State, which came in shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Parker earned 19.19 percent of the votes, Estall had 18.6 percent, Espe 16.84 percent and Bratrud 16.69 percent, according to the Secretary of State.

Vote counts: Holly Parker – 3,734 John Estall – 3,620 Dave Espe – 3,277 Karla Bratrud – 3,249 Tim Fox – 2,235 Kim Ross – 1,372 Bill Lapadat – 1,029 Derek Gunderson – 908 Write-ins – 37

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Bumper-to-bumper in the ’burbs Census Bureau: Most in west metro drive alone to work, few carpool BY PAUL GROESSEL SUN NEWSPAPERS Rush hour traffic in the west suburbs could tell you most people drive themselves to work on a regular basis, but recent survey results shed light on the sometimes crowded suburban roadways. In Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Bloomington and Richfield, not too many people take public transportation to work, a few carpool and even less ride their bike, according to three-year survey results from the U.S. Census Bureau. In those cities, 71-81 percent of those employed drive themselves to work, and carpooling is in single digits for most cities, according to the 2008-2010 American Community Survey results. It’s a trend that Commuter Services, commissioned in 2002 by the Interstate 494 Corridor Commission, has

Commuters and travelers drive through Richfield on Highway 62, near Penn Avenue early Monday evening. In several west suburb cities, 71-81 percent of those employed drive themselves to work, and carpooling is in single digits for most cities, according to a U.S. Census Bureau study. (Photo by Paul Groessel – Sun Newspapers) been trying to change. The commission’s threemember staff, run by Executive Director Melissa Madison, works with state, metro and local organizations to decrease road con-

gestion and promote alternative commuting methods. It has held more than 150 onsite employee consultations per year, and it offers individual route help for commuters traveling along or

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COMMUNITY NOTES The Works to host grand opening Nov. 12 The Works, a non-profit hands-on engineering discovery center for kids in grades K-6, recently moved to Bloomington and is inviting the public to a grand opening 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The event will feature special activities including building “sound sandwiches,� building and testing catapaults, face paint-

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EP poverty, unemployment stats reflect PROP traffic BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS

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Recent national survey results show that most Eden Prairie families and residents are fairing well, but it also captured the thousands who seek help from the city’s food shelf and support services organization, People Reaching Out to Other People. PROP is a nonprofit that offers food, financial, career and other assistance to Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents in need. It assists more than 3,000 individuals (including approximately 1,100 families), almost half of which are children, PROP Executive Director Anne Harnack said. Approximately 10-12 percent of its clients are from Chanhassen, Harnack noted, and the rest are from Eden Prairie. Those numbers reflect U.S. Census Bureau survey results that show 6.4 percent of Eden Prairie’s 60,000 residents are living in poverty. Results were from the 2008-2010 American Community Survey, released Oct. 27. Things have not been looking up. “The last month or so, we’ve seen at least 10 new families a week,” Harnack

• Givemn.org is promoting Give to the Max Day, Nov. 16, when Minnesotans are encouraged to log onto givemn.org and donate to hundreds of nonprofits, including PROP. • 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, said. Many of those new clients once had well-paying jobs and have cashed out their retirement accounts, savings and other assets to stay afloat, Harnack said. That influx of clients facing a new reality has prompted PROP to organize a pilot mental health counseling program, Harnack said. “People who used to meet basic needs and can’t anymore … they’re having some struggles,” Harnack said. For the past few months, a counselor has come in to offer private talks with not only clients, but also volunteers and staff, Harnack said. It took about a month for people to get comfortable with the idea, Harnack said, but the counselor is usually

Homemade Pizza Company will make a $5 PROP donation from every large pizza purchased at its Eden Prairie location, 10165 Hennepin Town Road, according to Harnack. It will also donate $2 from salads and $1 from desserts. booked after arriving. “They just never thought it would happen to them,” Harnack said. The U.S. Census survey also shows that approximately 4 percent of Eden Prairie residents considered in the labor force are unemployed. Approximately 75 percent of Eden Prairie residents 16 and older were considered in the labor force. Job struggles have made PROP’s career assistance services popular, Harnack said. The nonprofit has set aside a room designated for career help. It has a computer, resume writing tips, job hunting resources and now two volunteers who help clients find employment and apply for jobs. “That’s been booming,” Harnack said. “That employment resource room

is booming right now.” Traditionally, the fourth quarter is the busiest of the year, Harnack said. She’s not sure why, but it could be rising utility costs, seasonal employment losses, school starting or the holidays. But overall, in the last two years, 30 percent of PROP’s clients come in new every year and about 30 percent leave, Harnack said. So, even though it keeps getting more clients, PROP is able to provide enough services for the one-third of clients who need 9-12 months of help, she said. The rest need more sustained help; 20 percent are disabled or elderly. They may maintain PROP support to keep a certain level of independence, Harnack said. The remaining 50 percent receive help for a variety of reasons, Harnack said. Regardless the reason clients are there, when the cost of food and gas goes up, it can have a big impact on families. It’s also part of the ongoing community support PROP needs to help the ever-changing 6 percent. Info: propfood.org.

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Firefighters injured in Eden Prairie garage fire Three suffer injuries while fighting blaze BY PAUL GROESSEL SUN NEWSPAPERS Three firefighters were reportedly injured during a garage fire in Eden Prairie Sunday, Nov. 6. A ceiling collapse caused two of the injuries. “They’re all out of the hospital treated and released,” Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen said Monday. “One ankle injury and a concussion.” The third firefighter had a sore, stiff neck, shoulders and legs after sheet rock fell from a 12-foot ceiling, also causing the other firefighter’s concussion, according to Esbensen. The third firefighter slipped while descending a slope in the yard. A garage was totaled from the fire and a house is inhabitable due to smoke and water damage, but

the family living in the home, located on the 13500 block of Caramel Trail, made it out safely, Esbensen said. The call came in around 5 p.m. Sunday, Esbensen said. He was the first one the scene, and upon arrival the attached garage was fully engulfed. The fire had worked its way from the outside of the garage to the inside, he said. The fire is under investigation, but appears to have been caused by ashes discarded into plastic garbage cans after a recreational fire from the previous night, Esbensen said. Ashes can linger for days before causing a fire if not discarded appropriately, Esbensen said. According to Eden Prairie records, the longest ashes have sat before causing a fire is seven days, he said. Esbensen said the proper way to discard ashes is keep them in a metal container for days, stirring them periodically until cold enough to move elsewhere.

Above, Eden Prairie firefighters assess house damage Monday after a fire Sunday. With so much debris from the devastating fire Sunday, the fire department went back to the home on the 13500 block of Caramel Trail after it re-ignited in a closet inside the home, according to Eden Prairie Fire Chief George Esbensen. A rare event, it was the second time in 10 years the department has been recalled to a scene, Esbensen said. (Photo by Paul Groessel – Sun Newspapers)

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FROM PAGE 1 Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, Metro Transit and Southwest Metro Transit. Madison said the commission has had contact with 600 large- and mediumsized businesses in the area, and it also has worked with multi-tenant office buildings. Once the commission can work with a company, employees become more aware of their commuting options. The commission can help people on an individual basis, so they don’t have to guide themselves through transitways, whether its by foot, pedal or petroleum. “Often times, people are not aware that resources are available to help them find someone to carpool with,” Madison said. The commission also provides traveling and route advice for bikers and walkers. Its outreach efforts have seemed to work. In 2010, Commuter Services estimates that it prevented 17.9 million vehicle miles from being traveled due to its outreach, based on surveys it con-

Richfield workers: Drove alone – 71 percent Carpooled – 12 percent Public transit – 8.7 percent Walked – 3.7 percent Other – 1.5 percent Worked at home – 2.4 percent Bloomington workers: Drove alone – 80 percent Carpooled – 9 percent Public transit – 3.9 percent Walked – 1.3 percent Other – 1.5 percent Worked at home – 3.8 percent Edina workers: Drove alone – 76 percent Carpooled – 8 percent Public transit – 3.7 percent ducts after meeting with individuals and groups. In 2009, it was 29 million vehicle miles, according to their records. According to Madison, the biggest hurdles drivers seem to face when looking for an alternative commuting option

Walked – 1.9 percent Other – 2.6 percent Worked at home – 7.7 percent Eden Prairie workers: Drove alone – 81 percent Carpooled – 5 percent Public transit – 4 percent Walked – 2.1 percent Other – 1.2 percent Worked at home – 6 percent Minnetonka workers: Drove alone – 83 percent Carpooled – 5.8 percent Public transit – 3.2 percent Walked – 0.8 percent Other – 0.9 percent Worked at home – 6 percent

include an unknown or hectic work schedule, difficulty biking or crossing busy roadways and not having a place to shower or clean up at work. Since winter can also be challenging, Commuter Services also offers thorough advice (courtesy of Doug

Shidell, author of “Twin Cities Bike Map”) on how to dress, maintain a bike and handle emergencies and various road conditions while biking in the winter. Despite the difficulties, people become more motivated to bike when gas prices increase, Madison said. “People are interested in getting a workout on the way to work and saving money at the same time,” Madison said. Even though many still drive themselves to work, The SouthWest Transit bus services, based in Eden Prairie, is widely used. In 2010, its riders used the service 1 million times. And to ease overflow at its Eden Prairie park-and-ride, SouthWest transit is building a new Chanhassen transit station, expected to open in December. The Southwest Corridor Light Rail, expected to open in 2017, will also provide commuters a less gas-guzzling alternative. The line will run approximately 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, and planners expects 30,000 average weekday riders by 2030. To get individual commuting tips, find resources or to learn more about Commuter Services, call 952-848-4947 or visit 494corridor.org.

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I may have been brainwashed But, really, books are good When I was a kid, I would frequently mispronounce words. Frequently. I bet there’s a study done by someone more educated than I on the subject clearly delineating why and how this works, but I’m chalking it up to the massive amount of reading I did as a child coupled with the obverse statistic showing the time spent socializing or speaking with other people. I learned to read and in the process picked up words that I’d never heard spoken before and thus did not know the correct pronunciation. If anyone were to need to shoulder the burden of this affectation, I would place that blame squarely on the shoulders of my mother for one particular reason: She made us read. Well, maybe “made” isn’t the right word for it. Instead, she blackmailed us with reading. Let me set the scene. It’s mid-afternoon, and my siblings and I are home from school but lacking any real interest in doing anything productive.

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Enter my mother. “Whoever’s not reading is getting chores.” Suddenly we’re all literary enthusiasts. Maybe it’s that childhood conditioning to view reading, books and overall literacy as work-avoided rather than as a chore itself that drove me to become a lifelong lover of literature. After all, post-high school, I went on to an institution of higher education and earned a degree in English, and I work with weaving words on a semi-daily basis. I believe in the idea that being able to effectively communicate is a key factor in getting ahead in this world. One could make the argument that the speed of communication and transmission of information in this day and age has made it impossible to be anything but an improv artist. We’re forced by the immediacy of our culture to think on our feet and get responses out more and more quickly. And what’s the advice pro-

fessional authors so often give to aspiring writers? Read. I’d offer that it doesn’t matter where you want to go careerwise; being able to communicate effectively is a required skill for any industry. Those siblings I mentioned went on to work in advertising, marketing and the culinary arts. For those of you who hoped I would make it through this column without making it even slightly self-referential, I’m sorry, but better luck next time. When I was thinking of the best way to tie the importance of literacy to one of my favorite topics – community involvement – I was sent a message about an organization that promotes reading and community all in one swell foop. Little Free Libraries are, to be simplistic, little wooden boxes full of books. With me so far? These little boxes are built, filled with books and put up on private property where people can access them, taking a book and leaving a book. Honestly, I think it’s genius. And not because we lack opportunities to find books in our communities. The Hennepin, Dakota and Anoka county library systems are laudable in their own right for the programs, services and books they

provide to the communities. Sure one can donate money or lobby for larger pieces of the municipal budget pie for the local library. I’m not saying residents of any community shouldn’t patronize their local library ‘cause they certainly should. But there are those who are unable to do these things. Putting a small library at the end of any street brings the books to the potential readers. There are already locations in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul, among others. Putting one up is as simple as, well, putting one up. The really nifty thing about this sort of movement is the ownership. The whole process requires the participants to participate in a much larger function than if they were simply a user of one of the county libraries. There’s an inherent trust in leaving something out for someone else to literally take. That trust is essential, I think, to the development of any community, and anything we can do, especially something as self-maintaining as a program like this, is great.

vide support toward self-sufficiency. GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day amplifies your giving impact in a number of ways. New this year, Minnesota small nonprofits, like PROP, that attract the most donors during Give to the Max Day will be awarded prize grants, and $1,000 will be given to a random donor’s charity every hour.

We hope you will help support PROP by logging on to GiveMN.org on Nov. 16 and give to the PROP Food Shelf. Be a part of this historical event and join this “Great Minnesota Give Together!” Anne Harnack Eden Prairie Harnack is the executive director of People Reaching Out to Other People, 14700 Martin Drive.

For more information on the Little Free Library project and how to get involved, visit littlefreelibrary.org.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support PROP services and food shelf on Give to the Max Day Nov. 16 To the editor: Last year, more than 42,000 individual donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave over $10

million to more than 3,000 Minnesota charities and nonprofits in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. PROP has had previous success from this event to support its services. Nov. 16 is the third annual Give to the Max Day. The mission of PROP is to compassionately provide our neighbors in need with food and financial assistance and to pro-

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Faith commentary: Power shortage? BY JIM ERICKSON – GUEST COLUMNIST I don’t know about you, but when it comes to living the Christian life, I can use all the power I can get. Loving Jesus whole-heartedly and living according to his ways is not easy. It takes his grace and strength. In a similar way, when it comes to local churches fulfilling their mission – loving, serving and reaching the communities where they live, our nation and the world (Matt. 28:18-20) – we need all the power we can get. Right? When I consider the church’s mission I can quickly feel overwhelmed – the needs can feel insurmountable, our resources are limited and our time is already overcommitted. But, what if I were to tell you that there is a source or a supply of power for the local church that would empower her to fulfill her mission? Would you believe me? Well, I believe there is, but it’s somewhat of a controversial and divisive matter amongst Christian churches. So, let me be clear. As a local pastor I love local churches and my heart is not to be divisive or critical in anyway, rather to encourage and build up the body of Christ who gather in various churches. I’ll share my thoughts, but please promise to be gracious toward me! From my study of the Bible and personal experience, I think the Bible teaches that the power the local church needs to fulfill her mission is found in the supply of God himself through presence of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:1-8). The Holy Spirit was sent to empower the followers of Jesus to be witnesses to the ends of the earth. In other words, the Holy Spirit empowers the believer to love God, walk in righteousness and fulfill the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Also, the Holy Spirit is releasing gifts that empower the believer to build up the church (people) unto her mission. In 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14, the Apostle Paul pleads with the Corinthian believers to actively seek and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit with balance and maturity. To this

end, he gives some clear instructions as how to and not to use the gifts. Here’s my short summary: – Build in unity. When it comes to the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we should always seek to be in unity with one another and with the mission of the church. Any use of the gifts that does not promote and preserve unity should be lovingly corrected. Use of gifts that leads to division and disunity is un-Biblical and does not honor God (1 Cor. 12:1-7, 24-26). – Build with love. No matter the gift or the person, we must always treat everyone with love. The gifts can never be an excuse for unloving behavior, attitudes or words. Power without love is not Jesus’ way (1 Cor. 13). – Build with maturity. One of Paul’s passions for the Corinthian Christians was that when they gathered together for their public meeting and service, they would be considerate of the non-believers, the new-believers and the seasoned believers. The mature Christian is mindful and intentional regarding all those in attendance. If the use of the gifts confuses or turns away some for the wrong reasons, we must figure out how to adapt. After all, the trinity is in unity. The mission of Jesus – to seek and save the lost – is not at odds with the mission of the Holy Spirit, to build up the body of Christ unto maturity and mission (1 Cor. 14:12, 23-25). There’s a lot more that could be said, but I will let you study for yourself and discuss these matters with your local church leaders. Again, my heart is not to be divisive or arrogant, but only to encourage all of us with one simple thought – If we need more power to build up the local church unto maturity and mission, why wouldn’t we build with the power that we’ve been given through the person and gifts of the Holy Spirit? If you are looking for a Biblicallybased resource, I would suggest “The Beginners Guide to Spiritual Gifts” by Sam Storms. Jim Erickson is senior pastor at City Hill Fellowship. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter @JimCErickson or through cityhill.org.

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PUBLIC SAFETY Woman charged with fraud after EP purchases A Minneapolis woman has been charged with fraud after allegedly stealing credit cards from a vehicle and using one to buy an iPad and gift cards at the Target store in Eden Prairie in January. The following details and allegations were included in a criminal complaint

filed Oct. 26 in Hennepin County District Court: An hour after the victim’s car was broken into Jan. 9, 2010, “many fraudulent transactions were made against her credit card accounts.” Victoria Louise Weber, 46, was identified as using a credit card at the Eden Prairie Target to purchase $428 in gift cards and a $675 iPad. In other cases, auto parts were pur-

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chased using fraudulently purchased gift cards. The phone that the purchaser called from had a number linked to Weber from previous jail booking. The Eden Prairie investigator met with Weber at the Hennepin County Government Center, where she was making a court appearance. She was wearing shoes, pants and glasses that matched the surveillance video from the Jan. 9 purchases. She also had a matching purse. A bench warrant for her arrest has been issued from the Hennepin County Drug Court. In this incident, Weber has been charged with financial transaction card fraud, a felony that carries up to five years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine or both.

Eden Prairie man killed in Minneapolis shooting An Eden Prairie man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon, Nov. 5, in north Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Steven E. Meyer, 36. According to authorities, officers were called to a report of shots fired around 3:40 p.m. Nov. 5 near 43rd and Girard Avenue in north Minneapolis. When they arrived, officers found Meyer in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He had crashed his vehicle into a tree. It’s not clear whether Meyer was shot

while driving or if he had been shot outside his vehicle and was seeking medical help, police said. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center where he later died. No arrests have been made, and the incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at 612-692-8477.

Police and fire log The following incidents were reported to the Eden Prairie Police Department, Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. Number of reported incidents, by type: • Assault – 2 • Burglary – 0 • Damage to property – 6 • Disorderly conduct – 4 • Drugs – 4 • DWIs – 7 • Fire calls – 16 • Suspicious person reports – 9 • Suspicious vehicle reports – 14 • Tamper with auto – 4 • Theft – 23 • Vehicle crash – 19 Please note the incidents listed represent only a small fraction of the daily calls for service received by the Eden Prairie Police Department. All incidents are as originally reported to police, and may not reflect the results of further investigation; therefore, it is possible that the incidents listed were found to be something other than what was originally reported.

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U.S. Census Bureau surveys show economic diversity in neighboring western suburbs BY PAUL GROESSEL – SUN NEWSPAPERS

Edina

Results of U.S. Census Bureau surveys Edina also fared relatively well during released in late October show an array of the three-year economic turmoil of 2008economic characteristics among four cities 2010. in the Twin Cities western suburbs. The median household income was The American Community Survey $81,417 per year, and the unemployment results were released Oct. 27 and reflect rate was 3.7 percent among those in the three-year estimates of data that was collabor force. Approximately 65 percent of lected between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, Edina residents 16 and older were consid2010. ered in the labor force. The survey results take stock of ecoEdina’s population was an estimated nomic, educational, employment and other 47,941 and had 20,376 households. housing details for cities, states and the Although the median income was about country. This survey is taken every year, $81,000, 67 percent of the households compared to the U.S. Census, which is earned $50,000 per year or more. taken every 10 years Overall, 3.6 percent and is considered the of Edina residents official population lived in poverty, count for the United according to the States. results, and 1.8 percent Here’s a breakdown - Less than $10,000 – 2.6 percent of families were in of some of the employ- - $10,000 to $14,999 – 2.1 percent poverty. ment and income sta- - $15,000 to $24,999 – 4.7 percent tistics for Eden - $25,000 to $34,999 – 6.7 percent Prairie, Edina, - $35,000 to $49,999 – 9.1 percent Bloomington’s Richfield and - $50,000 to $74,999 – 17.4 percent poverty rate among Bloomington. (All - $75,000 to $99,999 – 12.2 percent families, 4.7 percent, data, except city popu- - $100,000 to $149,999 – 22 percent was much lower than lations, was taken - $150,000 to $199,999 – 8.4 percent it’s poverty rate from the U.S. Census - $200,000 or more – 14.7 percent among the general Bureau’s 2008-2010 population, 8.3 perAmerican Community cent. Survey and was accessed through searchOf those in the labor force, 5 percent ing the online American Fact Finder, were unemployed. Approximately 69 perfactfinder2.census.gov.) cent of Bloomington residents 16 and older were considered in the labor force. Bloomington’s population was an estimated 82,893 and had 35,801 households. Eden Prairie’s people infrastructure The median household income was $57,823 remained relatively steadfast during a per year. housing and economic downturn that plagued much of the state and country. Overall, Eden Prairie was educated, employed and well compensated; of the Richfield showed some of the highest 38,866 residents 25 and older, 23,815 held a unemployment and poverty rates among bachelor’s degree or higher. The median the four cities. It’s unemployment rate, 7.8 household income was $86,509 per year, percent among those in the labor force, was and the unemployment rate was 4 percent higher than the state’s 5 percent. among those in the labor force. Approximately 73 percent of Richfield resApproximately 75 percent of Eden Prairie idents 16 and older were considered in the residents 16 and older were considered in labor force. the labor force. It also has a higher poverty rate than the Eden Prairie’s population was an estiother three cities. Overall, 12.6 percent of mated 60,092 and had 23,189 households. Richfield residents lived in poverty, accordAlthough the median income was about ing to the results, and 7.8 percent of fami$86,000, nearly half of the households lies were in poverty. made more than $100,000 per year. Richfield’s population was an estimated Overall, 6.4 percent of Eden Prairie res35,228 and had 14,957 households, which idents lived in poverty, according to the ran the income gamut. The median houseresults, and 5 percent of families were in hold income was $48,736 per year. poverty. Info: factfinder2.census.gov.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Be a Santa to a Senior program kick off Edina-based Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior – a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to seniors throughout the Twin Cities metro. Trees went up in area stores and businesses on Wednesday, Nov. 2. To participate, visit a tree, remove an ornament, purchase the gift listed and bring the gift back to the tree site. Locations include Fletcher Management, 4445 W. 77th St., Edina; Prairie Stone Pharmacy in Byerly’s, 7171 France Ave., Edina; PrairieStone Pharmacy in Lunds, 3945 W. 50th St., Edina; Prairie Stone Pharmacy in Lunds, 6228 Penn Ave. S., Richfield; PrairieStone Pharmacy in Lunds, 5159 W. 98th St., Bloomington. Community gift-wrapping parties will be held in early December. Info: beasantatoasenior.com.

Independent school fair scheduled Nov. 17 Several independent schools are hosting a private school fair 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road, Edina. There will be 23 schools represented at the fair. This will be the first school fair of this size and scope to be hosted by Twin Cities private schools, and it is a onestop-shop for families who are interested in exploring the area private schools without having to travel to each one. Schools that will be represented: Academy of Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Bethany Academy, Blake School, Breck, Calvin Christian School,

City of Lakes Waldorf, Cretin-Derham Hall, DeLaSalle, Friends School of Minnesota, Groves Academy, Holy Family Catholic High School, International School of Minnesota, Lake Country School, Maranatha Christian Academy, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy, Saint John’s Preparatory, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Thomas Academy, Trinity School at River Ridge, and Visitation School. Info: 952-918-1816 or 612-728-7763.

Community Celebration of Thanksgiving Nov. 20 Community members of all faiths are invited to the sixth annual Eden Prairie Community Celebration of Thanksgiving. This event, which was awarded a Human Rights Award from the city of Eden Prairie in 2007, will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the sanctuary of Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. The theme for this year is “Expressions of Gratitude-Unity, Hope and Love.” The evening will offer Eden Prairie residents a chance to experience and celebrate the community’s ever-increasing diversity. In the past, many spiritual traditions have been represented. This year, Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens will join the program. Congregational singing, choral and hand bell anthems, dance, sacred readings, video, visual art and prayers from many faiths will be included. A collection will be made in support of People Reaching Out To People, Eden Prairie’s emergency food shelf. The evening will end in shared fellowship and refreshments. A wealth of spiritual traditions will be represented in the evening, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Islamic

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Care giver recognition event scheduled Nov. 17 Family care givers and care recipients are invited to the Prairie Adult Care “Caregiving Recognition Event” Nov. 17. A community resource fair and dessert bar will be open to the public 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Prairie Adult Care, located inside Victory Lutheran Church, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about valuable services while networking with other care partners. Chair massages and gifts for the caregivers will also be offered. A Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held after the resource fair, 23:30p.m. The meeting will be facilitated by LeeAnn Eiden, MSW, from Senior

Community Services. Respite care and recreational activities will be available in the licensed day center, Prairie Adult Care, for care receivers during the meeting time. Info: prairieadultcare.com or 952-9493126.

PR panel scheduled Nov. 17 in Eden Prairie Sales & Marketing Executives International Minnesota will host a panel of public relations and marketing professionals at its monthly session Thursday, Nov. 17, at Bearpath Golf and Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie. Breakfast is 7:30 a.m., followed by the 8-10 a.m. panel discussion. “Nothing Outsells Good Publicity: How to Get Your Product’s Share of Media Coverage” unites industry leaders – Lonny Kocina and Krista Mesmer, from Kocina Branding & Marketing Companies and Matt Kucharski from Padilla Speer Beardsley – who will address how their companies incorporate publicity into promotional campaigns. Info: smeiminnesota.org.

EP Lioness looking for gardens to feature The Eden Prairie Lioness club is looking for gardens to be highlighted in the 12th annual Garden Tour, scheduled Sunday, July 15. The Eden Prairie Lioness is a community service organization of active woman, and all proceeds from the tour go back to the community. If you have a garden to show or know someone else who might be interested, contact Jean Myers, 952-937-2865 or pjmyers@usfamily.net.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Patty Wetterling speaks Nov. 16 in Hopkins Patty Wetterling will speak at the Women, Wisdom and Wine conversation series 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Through her extensive education and advocacy efforts since the 1989 abduction of her 11-year-old son, Wetterling has become a nationally renowned leader in developing strategies for the prevention of sexual victimization. Women, Wisdom and Wine is a conversation series designed for and dedicated to women and information. Registration information is available at womenwisdomandwine.com. The Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Mainstreet.

Edina Chorale holiday concerts Dec. 10, 11 The Edina Chorale will present two holiday concerts in December, featuring seasonal music for choir, oboe and bassoon. Motets and carols will be presented in two

settings: • Cabaret seating 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Mahon Center at the Church of St. Patrick, 6820 St. Patrick’s Lane, Edina. • Traditional seating 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the sanctuary at the Church of St. Patrick. Advanced ticketing is required for the Saturday cabaret concert. Tickets are $20 and include wine, chocolate and coffee served in a relaxed candlelight setting during the concert. Sunday tickets will be sold in advance or at the door and cost $15 for adults and $5 for students K-12. A reception with coffee and cookies will be held following the concert. Info: 952-922-7477 (Carol Reitz) or edinachorale.org.

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Seasonal items available include ornaments and décor, holiday cards and wrap, tableware, cookie tins, stockings, wreaths, candles, gifts, snow globes and holiday figurines. Items are added daily. Purchases support Arc Greater Twin Cities, a nonprofit that offers programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Arc’s Value Village has four locations: • 6330 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, 763-503-3534. • 2751 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, 763544-0006. • 6528 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, 612-8619550. • 1650 White Bear Ave. N., St. Paul, 651788-8300. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: arcsvaluevillage.org.

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at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers, shoppers will find new merchandise in original packaging at a fraction of original retail price. Every Arc’s Value Village has a different selection, so visit one or all four stores to find something for everyone on your gift list. The Thrifty Gifts Special Event begins 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 27. Arc stores are located at 6330 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center; 2751 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope; 6528 Penn Ave. S., Richfield; and 1650 White Bear Ave. N., St. Paul. Stores are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. During the Thrifty Gifts event, customers will be asked to give an extra dollar or more to The Campaign for Arc capital campaign. The goal is to open a fifth Arc’s Value Village store in the metro area in 2012. For maps to the stores and other information, visit arcsvaluevillage.org. For more information and volunteer opportunities, call 952-920-0855 or go to arcgreatertwincities.org.

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Associated Bank marks Eden Prairie territory Adam Benjamin, branch manager of the new Associated Bank at 566 Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie, cuts the ceremonial ribbon during a grand opening celebration Friday, Oct. 28. It’s the 25th Associated Bank location in Minnesota. It is located 566 Prairie Center Drive. (Photo by Paul Groessel – Sun Newspapers)

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COMMUNITY NOTES College presenting art of Holocaust survivor An art exhibition by Holocaust survivor and internationally known pediatrician Dr. Robert Fisch is now on display at the Normandale Community College Gallery in Bloomington.

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intern and eventually a professor in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, where he practiced and taught until his retirement. Fisch is internationally known for his clinical research on PKU (phenylketonuria), a genetic disease. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in the Budapest, the Walker Art Center, the University of

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FROM PAGE 1 The vote counts were also taken from the Secretary of State website. The numbers reflect a large voter turnout for off-year elections. In 2009, Eden Prairie School Board’s top vote getter was Ranee Jacobus with 1,598 votes. Preliminary election results match the BEEP (Bratrud, Estall, Espe and Parker) campaign that many community members have pushed for. To see the unofficial vote results, visit tinyurl.com/6vrzejd.

Share your news with our readers The Sun-Current welcomes news from the community. If you, your organization or business has news, results or upcoming events you would like to share, we can help you spread the word. Please send your information to: Sun-Current, 33 Second St. N.E., Box 280, Osseo, MN 55369. You also may fax your information to us at 763-424-7388. You may e-mail us at suncurrentcentral@ acnpapers.com. Please do not forward attachments with your emails. We will try to print clear newsworthy photographs as space permits. If you are looking for us to possibly cover an event, please notify us as far in advance as possible, but at least one week before the event. All submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday for possible publication the following Thursday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit all submissions. Information: 952-829-0797.

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EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY – NOV. 11 THROUGH NOV. 17 FRIDAY

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11 Veterans Day “Beauty and the Beast”musical Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road When: 7:30 p.m. Info: ephs.edenpr.org

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12 “Beauty and the Beast”musical Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road When: 7:30 p.m. Info: ephs.edenpr.org

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13 Good News Big Band Where: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S. When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9540

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14 Southwest Metro AD/HD Support Group meeting Where: Eden Prairie Schools Administrative Services Center, 8100 School Road When: 7-8:30 p.m. Info: 612-965-3052

15 Eden Prairie City Council meeting Where: City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road When: 7 p.m. Info: edenprairie.org. Family Storytime Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive. When: 7 p.m. Info: 612-543-6275

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16 Job Transition Group meeting Where: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: standrewlu.org

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17 Shady Oak Road Project Open House Where: Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road When: 3:30-6 p.m. Info: 952-949-8339. Brodini comedy and magic act Where: Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: Noon Info: 952-833-9540

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LEGAL NOTICES Probate Notice (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 27-PA-PR-11-1235 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of GEORGIANN NORA NEWBERRY, ALSO KNOWN AS GEORGIANN N. NEWBERRY, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s Will

dated November 18, 2008, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Maureen McNeary Sieben, whose address is 2000 Highland Drive, Hastings, Minnesota 55033, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: October 26, 2011 Julie Peterson Registrar Dated: October 26, 2011 Mark S. Thompson Court Administrator

Attorney for Personal Representative David E. Tanner TANNER & HAMILTON, P.A. 755 Westview Drive, P.O. Box 65 Hastings, Minnesota 55033 Attorney License No.: 0108327 Telephone: (651) 437-8037

that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.

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List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: CLUB TONKA

List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: TEF INC, 10785 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344 I, the undersigned, certify that I am sign-

ing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. FILED: October 19, 2011 /s/ Lynn E. Fleener, Administrator (Nov. 3 & 10, 2011) D4-ClubTonka


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Section swimming As section swimming meets take place across Minnesota this week, Edina, Minnetonka, Stillwater and Wayzata are among the favorites to win the state Class AA championship. Edina and Minnetonka will go head-to-head in the Section 6AA meet at Edina’s Art Downey Aquatic Center. Preliminaries begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Diving begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Finals are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Lake Conference members Hopkins and Eden Prairie are also in Section 6AA. Wayzata is the favorite in Section 5AA with Anna Petty and Emma Paulson leading the way. Action will begin with swimming preliminaries at 6 p.m. Thursday at Minnetonka East Middle School pool. Diving begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Swimming finals are 4 p.m. Saturday. – Compiled by John Sherman

LAKE DOMINANCE Three Lake Conference teams already have a state championship this year with Edina winning girls tennis, Eden Prairie winning boys soccer and Wayzata winning girls soccer.

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Eagles don’t let midseason slump define them BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY – SUN NEWSPAPERS Several weeks ago, Eden Prairie was not looking like a future state boys soccer champion. The Eagles had gone 2-3 in a fivegame stretch, and the season was at a crossroads. Coach Vince Thomas asked the players what kind of team they wanted to be – the one that started the season with such promise (going unbeaten in its first eight games), or the one that was getting mediocre results. When the Eagles lifted the state championship trophy last week, the answer was clear. Eden Prairie finished the season with nine consecutive victories, including a 3-1 win over Eastview in the Class AA title game Nov. 3 at the Metrodome. “We started the season well and gained a lot of confidence,” Thomas said. “Then we played Edina and although we beat them 5-1, I thought they actually outplayed us. Every shot we took seemed to find a corner. “We lost a couple of games, then played Edina again and lost 1-0. Some of our guys were a little frustrated.” The Eagles (16-3-3) quickly righted themselves. They had six shutouts during their season-closing nine-game winning streak, including a 2-0 victory over Maple Grove in the Class AA semifinals Nov. 1. Ninth-ranked Eden Prairie went into the championship game against Eastview as the underdog. The No. 1ranked Lightning had not lost in 21 games, and junior forward Mathew Gweh led all Class AA players in goals. Junior midfielder Medo Youssef scored 3 minutes, 47 seconds into the state championship game, and the Eagles kept Eastview on its heels the rest of the game. It stayed 1-0 until the final two minutes, when Natalio Blanche and Michael Vuolo scored for Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie players, including Chris Kettell (5) and Mason Moore (27) celebrate after the Eagles defeated Eastview 3-1 in the state Class AA boys soccer championship game Nov. 3 at the Metrodome. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy – Sun Newspapers) Eastview’s Gweh scored with 40 seconds remaining, but by that time the goal was a footnote, not a game-changer. “I was scared until we got the second goal,” Thomas said. “Eastview has so much firepower. Any moment, they can score a goal. “I knew we were going to score. It was just a matter of how many they were going to score.” Said sophomore forward Abdul Omar: “We knew they were a great team and could score a lot of goals. We talked about how we should play against them and decided we should just play our game. And I thought we played a great game.” Eden Prairie outshot Eastview 17-7, including 11-3 in the second half, which was evidence that the Eagles didn’t just try to sit on the lead after scoring early. “I liked how we kept going after them,” Thomas said. Omar had a goal and two assists in

the Eagles’ 4-1 victory over Blaine in the Class AA quarterfinals Oct. 27. He had both goals – both in the final four minutes – of Eden Prairie’s semifinal victory over Maple Grove. Senior goalkeeper Alex Dewey made three saves to earn the shutout. The state championship is Eden Prairie’s second overall and first since 2002. Now the question is, can the Eagles do it again next year? They graduate 12 seniors, but several of their key players are underclassmen, including the top five scorers. “I’m already looking forward to next year,” Omar said, “because I think we can do it again.”

All-tournament Omar, who had three goals and three assists in the state tourney, was one of four Eden Prairie players named to the all-tournament team. Also selected were Dewey, Blanche and junior attacker Roman Derevyanko.


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Larson carries EP past Tonka Defensive game ends with only 1 touchdown BY JOHN SHERMAN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie halfback Andrew Larson has played the last few games with a knee injury, but he still managed to lead the Eagles past Minnetonka in the Class 5A, Section 6 football title game Nov. 4 at EP’s Aerie Stadium. Larson, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound senior, scored the only touchdown of the game on a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Eagles moved on to the state tournament with a hard-fought 6-3 win. “You know, Andrew isn’t 100 percent,” said Eden Prairie head coach Mike Grant. “But whatever percentage he is, it was good enough tonight.” Grant was impressed with the effort Minnetonka showed. Earlier in the season, Eden Prairie had blanked the Skippers 16-0. The rematch was much closer. Defensively, Minnetonka was in top form with linebackers Beau Bates and Jack Newell leading the assault. Safety Charles Webb also had a good game along with the Singleton twins, DeAndre and KeAndre, at cornerback. “Minnetonka is a top-three team in the state,” said Grant. “We had to dig in to get it done.” “We came here tonight to win,” Minnetonka coach Dave Nelson told his team as the players knelt in a circle after the game. “We invested a ton in this season, and we shot for the moon. Your effort tonight was awesome. The sting of the loss

will eventually go away. Then we’ll remember the good times we had this season.” The teams played a scoreless first quarter, and then Minnetonka took the lead in the second quarter when Vinni Littieri kicked a 32-yard field goal. “We had a couple of chances in the second half, but couldn’t capitalize,” said Nelson. The best chance came early in the fourth quarter when KeAndre Singleton made a big hit to cause a fumble and his brother DeAndre pounced on the loose ball at the Eagle 34-yard line. Two penalties later, the Skippers were backed up to midfield, and a scoring chance went by the boards. When the Skippers had to punt, they got a terrible roll and the kick ended up 2 yards behind the line of scrimmage. That was the opening Eden Prairie needed. The Eagles’ touchdown drive covered eight plays and 57 yards. Five of those eight plays were rushes by Larson. The last 17 yards came on his sweep around left end that took him to the end zone. EP’s junior quarterback Grant Shaeffer made the key first down of the drive when he bootlegged 7 yards around right end on third and four. “I told our guys in the huddle, ‘We’re not losing this game,’” said Shaeffer. “Minnetonka knew we were going to run the ball, and they tried to strip it on every play. The offensive line stepped it up and got us to the end zone.” “On that drive we wanted to score and run out the clock,” said Larson. “I told the offensive linemen, ‘I believe in you.’ And they did a great job of opening holes for

Eden Prairie High football quarterback Grant Shaeffer (4) picks up a first down as KeAndre Singleton tackles him by the face mask. The illegal tackle cost the Skippers an extra 15 yards during EP’s 6-3 win. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Contributing Photographer) me. “Minnetonka plays hard to the whistle. That was as physical a team as we’ve played all season.” “We were tired at the end,” said Grant. “But you’ve got to remember Minnetonka was tired, too. It was a great win for our team, the kind of win they will remember forever.” Eden Prairie defensive captain Drake Michaelson agreed. It was a special game. He made key tackles on the Tonka running backs and picked off a pass in the final minute to seal the victory. “This was our most challenging game,” he said. “And it was by far the most physical game. Minnetonka’s offensive line is big.” Michaelson watched the Eagles’ scor-

ing drive from the sidelines and breathed a sigh of relief when Larson crossed the goal line. “I was praying he’d get in,” he said. “Intercepting that pass was the perfect way for me to finish my last home game. I couldn’t be happier coming off the field tonight.” The win in the section title game gives Eden Prairie a 9-1 record. Minnetonka finished the season 8-3. Eden Prairie will play Anoka (9-1) in the state quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Osseo High School. “Anoka starts 21 seniors, and it’s a team with a lot of experience,” said Grant. “We have only seen a little bit of film on them. They’re not as big as Minnetonka, but they are another physical team.”

Eagles advance to second state Class AAA volleyball tournament BY DAVE PEDERSEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie will have two instrumental elements at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 10-12 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. One is hitting phenom Sarah Wilhite and the other is a “good luck charm.” The only other time the Eagles advanced to state was in 2004 when current assistant coach Courtney Cowles was the starting setter. Current head coach Chad Becker called Courtney the common bond in the state tourney runs. Wilhite added to her school record for kills in a season and in a career by leading the offensive attack against Wayzata in a 3-1 Eagles victory to claim the Section 6 title last Thursday. The 6-foot-1 junior provided 37 kills with just three hitting errors in four

games. In a closer five-game victory over Hopkins in the semifinals, Wilhite had 31 kills, 16 digs and five service aces. Eden Prairie (24-6) was given the No. 4 seed at state and opens play at 9 a.m. Thursday against Owatonna (22-8). The winner takes on either No. 1 seed Blaine (27-2) or Hutchinson (25-3), 9 a.m. Friday. The title game is at 5 p.m. Saturday. “It was the best offensive night in her career,” notes Becker about the show of strength by Wilhite against Wayzata. “The second time we played Wayzata this year they bottled her up really well. This time Sarah changed up what she normally was doing when she typically hits every ball hard. She started with four or five roll shots where she takes a little off the ball and drops it over the

defense into the open middle. She mixed it up to stay one step ahead of the defenders.” Senior Ellen Piechowski had 19 kills and 22 digs against the defending section champ and two-time state runnerup Wayzata. Junior Jamie Cairncross added 18 digs and five ace serves, including the last point in the 30-28 final game win. Junior hitter Hannah Redman added 15 digs, making it two straight matches when five players had double digits in digs. Junior setter Maddie Reese provided 52 set assists. Against Wayzata, Eden Prairie burst to a 24-12 first-game lead before the Trojans ran off seven straight points. The Eagles won 25-19 but Wayzata had gained some confidence, says Becker. In the second game the Eagles trailed

most of the way, including 22-19. Becker adds, “We had a game plan for when we found them in a weaker player rotation and came back to win 26-24.” Wayzata won the third game 25-15 before the teams battled in a long-lasting fourth game that ended 30-28 for the Eagles. “We were two evenly matched teams all year and I am still surprised we beat Wayzata three times,” said Becker. “Quite frankly, if it had gone to five games I don’t know if I would have made it.” If so, it would have been the second straight gut-wrenching match. Hopkins took the Eagles to the brink in the fifth game of the semifinal match. Eden Prairie won 25-23, but lost the next two 25-23 and 27-25 to face elimination. EP battled back to win 25-16 and 16-14.


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Eden Prairie High runners finish near the top at state Class AA meet BY DAVE PEDERSEN – SUN NEWSPAPERS Despite going without an individual standout, the Eden Prairie boys cross country team was able to stand out at the state Class AA meet last Saturday in Northfield. The Eagle boys finished fifth out of 16 teams, just eight points out of third place and Section 6AA team champ Edina. Of the top eight teams, only Eden Prairie did not have an All-State individual runner. “That shows what a consistent team effort the boys made and that each member was valuable in this effort,” said coach Jeff Lindlief. “In addition, consider that not one of these guys have ever competed in a state cross country meet before. It was a first-time experience for them.” Lindlief said although the Eagles will lose valuable seniors, the younger runners were already discussing what they want to accomplish next year soon after the state race. “Going into the state meet, I felt that if we ran fifth place or better, the day would be considered successful,” adds Lindlief. “The guys ran really smart, not getting sucked out by a fast pace at the start. Then

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

Home Repair: Interior & Exterior

Right Way PAINTING

Fences, decks, gutters, ceiling/drywall, paint. Leaks & squeaks and much, much more!

20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher

You name it we can do it!

612-455-1217 Multi-Year Service Award Winner

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

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949 WWW.RIGHTWAYMN.COM

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

Our job is to make you look good!

763-225-6200

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Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Snow Removal

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SNOW PLOWING

Why Wait Roofing LLC

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

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

Anderson Snow Removal Experienced Res/Com Plowing Reliable • Fully Ins'd • Free Ests

Call 952-933-4856 GOODE SNOWPLOWING “We Stand By Our Name!”

612-210-5267 952-443-9957

952-888-5885

SNOWPLOWING Comm & Resid Sr. Discounts

Lic #20156835 • Insured

Kevin 612-810-2059

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Stump Removal

Call Jeff for STUMP REMOVAL

Small Engine Repair

Narrow Access or Backyards. Insured Jeff 612-578-5299

TUNE-UP/REPAIR Snow blowers, Etc. 30 Years Exp. Pick-up/Delivery Avail.

Tree Service

2620

Call 612-866-3273

15% Fall Discount

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Tree Trimming & Removal

Snow Removal

#1 All Area Snow Guys Drives/walks/roofs - Yrly rates, Sr disc 612-532-1162

Premier Tree Service

612-396-9345

Parkway Tree Service

NEW HORIZONS TREE & LANDSCAPING

Trimming/Removal & Stump Removal. Lic/Ins. Free Ests Leo 612-210-0381/952-933-1458

BIG TREES & STUMPS CHEAP!! Fully Licensed & Insured “We take pride in our work”

612-203-4309

Snow Plowing PACKAGE DISCOUNTS!

Jim Cooper, Jr.,Inc. LANDSCAPING

Quality Work Since 1983

SNOW PLOWING ~ Seasonal Contracts Available ~

Licensed Insured www.jimcooperjrlandscaping.com Free Estimates

(612) 869-2454

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20% Fall Tree Removal, Tree Trimming Discount High Risk Climbing, Stump Grinding and Storm Clean Up

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

Oak, Birch, Ash, Maple Dry Firewood

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

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Window Cleaning

DAN WIMMER

(952) 881-2122 • (612) 599-6385

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

15% Summer Discount Tree Trimming & Removal. Lot Clearing. Full Yard Landscaping. Fully Insured. Call 612-390-0293 Dynamic Tree & Landscaping

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444

3000

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A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

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

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Merchandise

Wood Furnace Add on, $550. New! $900 value. St. L. Pk. (952) 920-1255

For your updated local news visit us at

www.MinnLocal.com

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Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Southtown Mall Holiday Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show November 18, 19, 20 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

31st Annual The

Holly

House Boutique

2011 Nov. 3 - 6 Nov. 10 - 13 Nov. 17 - 20 Thursdays & Fridays 10am - 8pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am - 6pm Last Sunday closes at 4pm

The Crossing Shopping Center Located in the southwest quadrant of Cliff Road and 35E, directly behind Cliff Road Burger King We will be collecting food shelf donations for the Eagan Resource Center. Please bring a nonperishable food or personal hygiene item to donate!

Great Service Affordable Prices

Friendship Village Bazaar - one day only! Friday, Nov. 11 (11am-8pm) Unique hand crafted items, excellent gifts, and jewelry. Friendship Village of Bloomington 8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington 952-831-7500

33rd Annual

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Friday, 11/11 (9am-8pm) Saturday, 11/12 (9am-3pm)

8000 Portland Avenue So. Bloomington, MN 55420 www.paumc.org

Offering you handcrafted and carefully selected items for your home and gift giving. No strollers please.

www.hollyhouseboutique.com The Holly House ... THE ULTIMATE BOUTIQUE!

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Estate Sales

SHOREWOOD 27460 Maple Ridge Ln. Fri., Nov. 11 (8:30-5:30) Sat., Nov. 12 (8:30-4:30) #'s Friday at 8am

4,500 sq ft home full of quality furniture, large snowblower, John Deere ride on mower.

www.willmatthill.com

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Fireplace & Firewood

FIREWOOD

Affordable Firewood OAK & BIRCH, 2 YRS DRIED

4 x 8 x 16. Free delivery & stack. 612-867-6813 FIREWOOD

Clean Dry Very Nice Oak Fireplace Wood 4'x8'x16” $150 delivered, quantity discounts. Call 320-980-2498 FIREWOOD

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Cemetery Lots

Burial Plot, Glen Haven Memorial Masonic Garden 2 plots avl. Valued $5200. $2000 for both. 651-331-1670

Appliances

1964 Rahn Cliff Court, Eagan, MN

Senior Discounts

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Handmade holiday décor w/ free personalizing, silent auction, wooden & needlework items, baked & canned goods Portland Avenue United Methodist Church

Tree Service

Ideal Tree Service the time NOW is Oaks & to trimlms E

Upholstery & Slipcovers

www.vincestree.com Full Tree & Landscape Services.

Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

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Call The Best!!

AJ's Tree Service LLC

Tree Service

Quality Work At Affordable Prices!

Forget The Rest

612-275-2574

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

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Call Now - Fall Trimming

Will Beat Anybody's Price!

Snow Removal

2570

Tree Service

2620

15% Fall Discount

We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty

2560

Insured

Tree Service

2620

Dawn Valley Cemetery 1 Gravesite asking $1,500/ best offer. Call 651-688-7342 Dawn Valley in Blmgtn, 2 plots, asking $1,200/BO each. Carol 612-619-4850 Glen Haven in Crystal, garden of the apostles. 1 plot $2500 763-227-6844

Hardwood Mix-Solid stack, 2 yrs dry, 4'x8'x16” $125; or 2 for $230. 612-214-3347

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Furnishings

2 Antique tables. 100 yrs old, dining room, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, $1600. Round 4 ladder back chairs, 1 leaf $600. Call 651-414-9022 Couch, loveseat, chair matching. Tan, microfiber Exc cond! $550 952-843-8138

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Furnishings

New contemp corner cabinet; used leather living room furniture 763-449-0189

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Leisure Sporting Goods & Misc

Rossignol WC GS race Sleeper/sofa, in fair condi- skis. 2009 used one season tion. Free. 952-829-1862 or 175s w/Rossignol bindings $100. Call 952-920-9002 612-669-6767.

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Lawn/Garden Equipment

109 Cub Cadet 38” deck, w/snowblower, lawn vac+ Gd cond! $600. 952-472-7637

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Misc. Wanted

WANTED

Old stereo equip., need not work. Andy 651-329-0515 Buying Old Trains & Toys

STEVE'S TRAIN CITY

952-933-0200 Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Non-working only. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Calle 612-987-1044

Garage Sales this week

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Burnsville

Estate Sale: 11/10-12 (9-5) Antiq. furn, glasswr., vintg. toys, Fontanini, crafts/decor HH. 14608 Summit Oaks Dr

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Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

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Purebred Jack Russell pups, 6 months, $200 each. 218-879-8171 or 218-879-5183

5000

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Rentals Houses For Rent

Snow Bird Special! 3BR, 2BA, Kiawah, SC. 30 min to Charleston. Villa few min to beach. 952-545-1235

5600

Rooms For Rent

Move In Special Incl. all utils, phone, cable & Internet. Weekly pay option.

Call for details: Michael (763) 227-1567

5800

Roommates Wanted

Farmington

Blmgtn: M, N-smk, drink, drugs to share w/2 males, wireless Internet, $525 incl Multi Fam Sale: 11/11-12 utls & cleaning service, (8-5). Furn, HH, Small plus more! 612-226-8376 Appl, Home Décor, Cloz, Girls Infant, Stereo Equip. 19173 Enchanted Way

Dinec Kit Table & 4 chrs Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 $800. Ethan Allen DR Set vaults w/companion head- 6 chrs & hutch, $1000. Both stone. Value $8,990. Asking Exc. Cond. 612-269-9705 St. Louis $5,000/BO. 218-828-3608 For sale: Metal & glass Park Groveland Cemetery in tables, $400. Queen Anne Mtka. Lots available in new chair & ottoman. $125. Call Fashion JEWELRY sale: expanded area. Priced @ for more details. 612-327- 11/11-12 (9-3). Gifts 4 U & them, 2716 Webster Ave S $700 & $1200. 952-847-0011 3068

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Sun Classifieds

WORK! 952.392.6888

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE • FOR LEASE

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Deeply Discounted Bloomington Sublease Available Immediately (Remaining portion of October Free)

Retail or Office LOCATED IN THE SAME BUILDING NEXT TO H. DESIGN SALON

Two Appletree Square 8011 34th Ave S Ste 160 Bloomington

First floor, 1790 rentable sq ft, $1,500 for 20 months. Full amenity package includes: covered parking, food service, health club, conference room, on-site property management, ample storage, security guard. Call Mike Wright 612-490-6444

To advertise here call

Pam Miller at 952-392-6862

3034 Lyndale Ave S. Off Lake St, 33 car parking. 3,000-6,000 sq ft Available now!

612-875-8292 • 612-875-8282

Approximately 6400 sq ft of warehouse space, with one dock, and one drive in door. South Bloomington $2900 per mo. gross rent. (Includes taxes, insurance, utilities, all operating expenses.) Call 651-414-6055 for details/showing.

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Apartments & Condos For Rent

RICHFIELD 612-869-1451 Charming one BR apt., quiet bldg., laundry, off-street parking, window A/C. Only $615-625/month 7137 Chicago Ave..

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Real Estate

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Help Wanted/ Full Time

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A New Career We're looking for motivated individuals to join Minnesota's #1 real estate team. We'll provide the training and resources. You bring the desire for personal and financial growth. Together we'll build your real estate career. Call Irene Levy at 952-949-4759 or email: iblevy@cbburnet.com

Manufactured Homes

Mobile Homes Lots

For Rent Quiet community, close to shopping ctr, on bus line. Krestwood Mobile Village 10225 Lyndale Ave S. Bloomington. Call Carol 952-807-5331 or 952-807-5331

Delivery Drivers Independent Contractors need reliable large/Full size Fan or covered p/u truck for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958

EARN FROM HOME!

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Employment Business Opps & Info

Choose your hours Is there anyone in Minnesota who wants to earn some extra money with a part time – home based business? Call now for FREE details. 800-240-8340(24 HR MSG) or 800-621-2065 (LIVE)

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Health Care

PCA PCA needed in Bloomington every Saturday and Sunday 10m-5pm. PCA must be non smoker, at least 25 years of age, and must have a clean driving record. Call Molly with All Home Health at 952-814-7400

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Put faith 1 family 2 & an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-474-4682 Experienced tow drivers FT/PT. 612-919-4071 alt. # 952-949-2900

Granite Fabricator FT/PT. Experienced. Benefits. 952-831-7625 Job Fair Wednesday from 9am-12pm for Food Production Work. Call 952-924-9000 for more information

Personal care assistant For young man with physical disability. Must lift 85 lbs. Family home in Hopkins. M-F, 9-5pm 952-936-0946

9050

Health Care

Help Wanted/ Full Time

PATIENT ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

PART TIME WITH BENEFITS Minneapolis Radiation Oncology has an opening for a PT Patient Acct. Rep 3 days/wk (flexible schedule req'd) from our office in Edina. Travel to other metro-area clinics req'd. Act as liaison between pts, providers and health plans in problem resolution and information dissemination regarding insurance coverage, payment options, etc. Monitor pt acct status, establish payment plans, assist with collections as needed. Min. 3 yrs medical collections / financial exp. req'd. Human relations and problem solving skills req'd. Knowledge of third party pay systems & gov't assistance programs pref. Benefits include health and dental, tuition and uniform allowance, employer flex and 401(k) savings and profit sharing plans. 3 wks/yr vac to start. Send resumes (w/ref's) to the attn: of HR. Fax: 952-915-6091. Email: rcarpenter@ mropa.com Website: www.mropa.com EOE.

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Health Care

Quality care begins with exceptional people.

JJo oin our team... Radiographer (RT) - Part Time Long Term Care LPN - Part Time Days Glencoe Regional Health Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package. To learn more about all of our open positions and about starting a great career with GRHS, visit our Web site to apply at www.grhsonline.org or call 320-864-7802 for more information.

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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Help Wanted/ Full Time

Prewire Specialists, Inc. is currently taking applications & interviewing for full time cable installation positions. This position will include wknd days. Exp is helpful but not necessary. We offer company vehicles, fuel allowance, medical insurance, paid vacation, short term disability & more. Wages (after training) average $800-$1500/wk. Interviews available 9am-3pm, Tue & Fri at 2948 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN 55113 or call our hiring line: 612-919-9837 or email: rdibb@ prewirespecialists.com

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Help Wanted/ Part Time

Janitorial Looking for 4-5 permanent PT cleaning specialists www.leadens.com 763-441-4859 Jury Research Project Great opportunity to learn more about our civil justice system. Hennepin County Residents have the chance to participate in a Legal Focus Group on November 29, 2011. Must be 18 or older. An evening meal, parking and $50 in compensation provided. If interested contact Rochelle at 612.375.1707 or rpeyton@mnaj.org

Mpls based market research firm seeks writers who are fluent in French and English to review & edit online mystery shop General Office reports from home. Flex Cleaning hrs; min 15 hrs/wk; avg Coon Rapids, Edina, St.- $14-16/hr. Email resume to Paul and White Bear Lake. QEApps@bestmark.com 5pm-9pm and 6pm-10pm. Mid-City Cleaning. 8000 University Ave. NE. Receptionist/ Fridley. 763-571-9056 Kennel Person.

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Green Horizons seeks snow plowers & shovelers. $12-$20/hr. 952-939-0155

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Duties include: front desk help, answer phones, making appts, cleaning dog kennels, walking animals. Must be mature & responsible. Email resume to: edrager@comcast.net

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Wanted/ 9200 Help SEPTRAN IS NOT Part Time ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Social Services Thomas Allen Inc. FOR SPECIAL NEEDS Nurse Consultant: Bloomington, DRIVERS AT THIS TIME Burnsville & South St.

Please check back for future opportunities!

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

SEPTRAN INCORPORATED

2000 W. 96TH ST. • BLOOMINGTON

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Account Executive Join our professional sales team and be proud of the products you represent. Sun Newspapers has an immediate opening for an account executive at our Eden Prairie location. • Be part of a winning team • Enjoy selling once again • Thrive in a setting where you can succeed • Take advantage of great benefits • Free Caribou coffee • Fun/Professional workplace If you are organized, proficient on a computer, have exceptional phone skills and a desire to learn, you have found your next career. Send your resume to: Jeremy Bradfield at jbradfield@acnpapers.com

Paul, Part time 7.5 hours per/wk on two separate days, afternoon/ eves, days flexible, Must be RN, own vehicle, driver's lic., insur, clean record, prefer 3 years exp. working with disabled individuals and/or seniors Fax resume to Sandy Q. at 651-450-7923 visit

Thomasalleninc.com

9400

Seasonal Hiring

Snow Plow Operators Prescription Landscape is seeking operators for plow trucks and/or Bobcat loaders. Duties include competent operation of snowplow equipment, snowblowers, and other equipment associated with snow and ice management, up to and including manual labor, snow shoveling, lifting up to 45 lbs, and other duties as assigned. Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record. We have 2 locations to work from - St Paul or Crystal. This is a seasonal position with opportunity for year-round employment. We are a drug and alcohol free work environment. To submit an application/resume visit our website at www.rxlandscape.com, fax 651-488-9195, or email sueleatherman @rxlandacape.com. For more information call Sue at 651-379-4713.

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Automotive

9810

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$$200 + UP$ JUNK& REPAIRABLE Cars/Truck JACK'S AUTO 612-919-2707 OR 763-533-7122

Runners & Non Runners 612-810-7606 Licensed/Bonded/Insured www.cash4clunkers.com

$$ WANTED $$ JUNK CARS

Viking Auto Salvage Call 651-460-6166 or get a quote at www.vikingautosalvage.com

$$$ Junk Cars & Trucks Call us 1st or Call us Last, but Call US! 612-414-4924 $200+ for most Vehicles

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Junkers & Repairable Wanted

CASH! For Your Junked Wrecks or Unwanted Vehicles. Free Tow-Aways

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Trailers

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Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

Motorbike For Sale: 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750 K5. $2,500 markj227@gmail.com

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

This space could be yours

952-392-6888

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Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

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GARAGE SALES (CGS) $40

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

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

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■ Sun•Current South

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

■ Sun•Current Central

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