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Excess revenue transferred to maintenance fund BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Christmas comes late. The city of Eden Prairie took in a little more money than it budgeted for in 2010, which has helped a capital maintenance fund that was expected to have a deficit in five years. The city council and a budget commission are expected to discuss these changes during a meeting Thursday, April 28. After reconciling end-of-year totals for 2010 with the city auditor, final numbers showed $1.5 million more in revenue than originally budgeted for 2010, according to Sue Kotchevar, the city’s Manager of Finance. Around $900,000 more than budgeted came from building development revenue, and $600,000 came from Eden Prairie Community Center revenue. With the development revenue increase, around $2 million was earned on development for 2010, Kotchevar said. Before the recession, a year of strong development included nearly $3 million in development revenue, Kotchevar estimated. “We were very pleased with the eco-

Above, Aspen Dzedzej, 2, of Eden Prairie enjoys some bowling during An Afternoon with the Bunny, Saturday, April 23, at the Eden Prairie Community Center. Bowling was one of a few activities, games and crafting the day before Easter. At right, Evangeline Cubalchini and Kate Cubalchini, 3, of Chanhassen enjoy the afternoon activities, which included an egg hunt, at the Community Center. (Photos by Marc Ingber • Sun Newspapers)

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New Community Center generator could prevent some power problems BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Whether it’s one that just makes the lights flicker or one that causes an evacuation, the city of Eden Prairie is looking to prevent electrical disruptions the Community Center. To avoid power outages and the problems they cause at the Eden Prairie Community Center, the city is going to install a generator in the building for $334,000. The money will come from a Capital Maintenance and Improvement fund, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jay Lotthammer. The generator has been needed for a while, Lotthammer said, and they planned on getting it in 2013, but given generators can last up to 50 years with maintenance and to avoid any problems in the coming years, the generator was moved up on the expenditures list. So, the Eden Prairie City Council approved the generator installation dur-


ing the April 19 meeting. They’d hate to evacuate the building (which happened once), cancel ice-rink time and create other inconveniences because of an extended outage, said Community Center Manager Wendy Sevenich. “The goal is to keep the facility running at all times,” Sevenich said. It’s unclear how many outages have occurred in the past few years. A memo from the April 19 meeting says there have been as high as two outages per month, on average. Xcel Energy’s estimates are a bit lower – although the company couldn’t offer details specifically about the Community Center, they could talk about the area around the Community Center. Tom Hoen of Xcel Energy’s media relations department said in the area around the Community Center, there were three big outages (lasting longer than five minutes) since 2006, and all of

them were due to weather. There was a big storm August 2007 resulting in 200,000 customers losing power, Hoen said. Outages in the Community Center area lasted seven hours, he said. There was also a storm in October 2009 and another in October 2010, both knocking out power in the area for a little over an hour. As for outages less than five minutes (“momentaries”), Hoen would not be specific. He said there were a few in the area going back to 2006. Xcel’s reports weren’t available for review. The number of outages was just one of the reasons they wanted a generator, Sevenich said. It wasn’t the driving force behind it. The ramifications of one outage can be worth having a generator to keep power running, avoid equipment damage and avoid problems for facility users. And with people visiting the GENERATOR: TO PAGE 22

Just be happy you’re not the squirrel You know when you come home from work and the clocks on your coffee maker, oven and alarm clock are blinking? It could have been a squirrels’ fault. That’s right, they don’t just go after birdfeeders. Sometimes they climb into substations or climb poles, make contact with a power line or source and ground themselves. Animals are one contributor to power outages that last less than five minutes, referred to as or “momentaries” in the utility business, said Tom Hoen with Media Relations at Xcel Energy. Hoen couldn’t put a number on how often an animal (who’s probably just looking for food) causes one of these momentaries. “Lets just say they’re a problem,” said Hoen. And these animals get a shock? “Oh, they get more than shock,” Hoen said. “The animals in question are no longer with us.” Storms, accidents or anything that could cause thousands of customers to lose power create extended power outages. And, pinning the exact cause of any outages is sometimes difficult to do, Hoen said. – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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EP man allegedly files $11 million in false insurance claims BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS An Eden Prairie man has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering after allegedly misusing more than $11 million in insurance policy claims. Charges were filed Wednesday, April 20, in a Minneapolis federal court. The following information was provided by the United States Attorney’s Office. Travis Magdalena Scott, 34, allegedly

struck his business, causing enough damage to claim $9.5 million in damaged property and equipment, the policy limit. Under his policy, he could choose between receiving the cash value of the property or replacing damaged items. He initially chose the replacement option, but later told Zurich that he had received new equipment. Based on that false claim, the company sent three checks to Scott, totaling approximately $9.5 million. For a “business interruption” Zurich

used insurance money to buy three aircraft, a boat and three vehicles. The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division seized those items and more than $5 million in various bank accounts. Scott obtained more than $11 million by filing false insurance claims through his business, Security Management Technologies. On June 1, 2008, a year after he obtained the insurance from Zurich North America, he reported lightning

also paid Scott more than $1.9 million. That amount was based on a 2007 tax return that Scott falsified and gave to Zurich. On Nov. 16 of last year, law enforcement executed search and seizure warrants at his home, airport hangar, bank accounts and other property. Scott could face a maximum of 30 years in prison if he’s convicted. The wire fraud count has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison; the money laundering count has a 10-year maximum.

Charges indicate woman was texting when she hit motorcyclist BY MARC INGBER • SUN NEWSPAPERS An Eden Prairie woman has been charged in an alleged texting-while-driving incident that left a motorcyclist seriously injured in Minnetonka last fall. The accident occurred Oct. 7, 2010, but Amanda Manzanares, 20, wasn’t charged until April 18 in Hennepin County District Court. She was charged with criminal vehicular operation, two counts of endanger-

damage to the front of Manzanares’ vehicle and that her two children were in the back seat of the car. Neither was injured in the incident. The police had a digital forensic examiner inspect Manzanares’ cell phone and determined that she sent several text messages between 7:39 a.m. and 7:58 a.m. the morning of the crash. Additionally, the examination showed she placed calls from the phone at 8:02 a.m. and 8:04 a.m.

ment of a child, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, driving without a valid license and use of a wireless communications device while driving. According to a criminal complaint: About 8 a.m. Oct. 7, Minnetonka Police received a call regarding an accident involving a motorcycle and a car on Excelsior Boulevard. The motorcycle driver, an adult male, was seriously injured and was transported to the hospital. Officers observed

Manzanares told officers at the scene that she was not texting or using her phone. She stated that she heard the phone vibrate, indicating she had received a text message. But her phone was on the floor, she said, and she could not reach it. She denied looking at the phone after hearing it vibrate and said she didn’t know how the accident happened. In a TEXTING: TO PAGE 16

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School district referendum survey results are out BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS It definitely wasn’t a landslide. Results from the Eden Prairie School District’s community survey aimed at gauging the feasibility of going out for referendum aren’t too different from last year. Superintendent Melissa Krull has said the School District would have to make a $5 million to $6 million budget reduction without a referendum. Even with a referendum (to raise operating funds through a voterapproved tax increase), there would still have to be cuts, staff said during the School Board meeting Tuesday, April 26. That’s when Don Lifto, a senior vice president at Springsted Inc., presented the survey results. Board members just received the survey results; no action was taken. The survey asked about an operating levy and continuing the technology levy, which ends in three years, according to Krull. The survey asked respondents if they’d approve an operating levy at various points in the survey. The further along the survey went, the more information and details respondents received. So, respondents were asked if they’d approve a referendum when they were given little information, again after they were given more information and finally based on the size of the tax increase. With little information given, 45 percent favored an operating referendum.

With more information, such as what the district has done to reduce the spending and possible ramifications of not having a referendum, 52.6 percent favored a referendum. For last year’s survey, it was 48 percent and 54 percent respectively. Factoring in the tax increase, nearly 54 percent of respondents said they would favor the referendum if the property tax increase would amount to $177 per year for a home valued $350,000. Lifto said given the results, a 4 percent margin of error, what respondents told them during the survey and after running a formula, their recommendation was to go out for a referendum that would raise taxes by $157 for a home valued $350,000. That amount would bring the district around $3.7 million in additional funds, according to Chief Operating Officer Patricia Magnuson. As for continuing the technology referendum, 45.6 percent said they would vote for both the technology and the operating referendums, and 27 percent said they would vote for the technology levy only. The survey involved 401 phone interviews with registered voters living in the school district. Those interviews were completed between March 25 and April 2, according to Lifto. Only 16 people denied taking the survey. Results are also expected to be posted on the school district website. Info:

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Volunteering is a family activity BY DEANNA MILLER • GUEST COLUMNIST Years ago I read about a father who made a daily practice of asking his children, “What did you do to help someone today?” When our son Elliot joined our family I knew that I wanted to instill in him a value for serving others. As a toddler, Elliot helped with simple tasks, such as setting the table, and we talked about how everyone can do something and how important it is to help others in our family. During frequent trips to the park down the street, my active 3-year-old would jump, swing and slide, and then put on gloves to pick up trash. Walking home, we talked about caring for neighbors, serving our neighborhood and taking responsibility for things we all enjoy. When Elliot turned 7, I wanted to find a formal volunteer opportunity with a regular schedule that would work well for Elliot and our family. Elliot is very social and I

wanted a place that was respectful of children and their contributions so that Elliot could be proud of his work and understand the contributions he was making to our community. Fifteen years ago, I began volunteering at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store & Donation Center in Richfield, which helps fund The Arc Greater Twin Cities’ programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. I enjoyed the people, the work and the knowledge I was contributing to my community’s health and vitality. I asked if Elliot could come with me for a short time at the start of my volunteer shift until my husband arrived from work to take him home. As he has gotten older we have increased the amount of time Elliot volunteers. At 7 he was done after about 30 minutes. At 12 Elliot works very independently and is actively engaged for at least two hours each week. His responsibilities vary, but he often

puts things out on the sales floor. Elliot particularly enjoys providing great customer service as he shows people where to find the particular item they want that day or to answer a customer’s question. It’s a joy to watch my son beam with pride when customers graciously thank him for his help. Several regular customers make a point of shopping at Arc’s Value Village on a day when they know Elliot will be there to help. Elliot knows that our family believes it is our responsibility to help others outside our family and that he can make many valuable contributions to our family, our neighborhood and our community. Volunteering at Arc’s Value Village is one of our favorite things to do together. Elliot says that having fun and serving someone at the same time makes him happy. Volunteering is a family value we happily pass along to our son. For information about volunteering, call Molly Lindblad at 952-915-3652.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ‘Branding’ or propoganda? To the editor: The Eden Prairie School District administration hired Risdall McKinney public relations agency to “brand” our schools by creating communications to “remind” people of the greatness of Eden Prairie schools. However, Risdall McKinney has no previous K-12 branding experience by its own admission and was hired without the prior approval of our elected school board members. What can taxpayers expect to get for this $50,000 investment? As a marketing professional, I know there is a big difference between “marketing” and “propaganda.” Marketing is about understanding and effectively meeting the needs of

your customer as emphasized by many Eden Prairie parents. Propaganda better describes communications that are designed to tell residents what to think, feel and do as one school board member stated during a recent meeting. One objective is to gauge residents’ receptivity to a tax increase to fund operating revenue and capital expenditures like a multi-million dollar

Performing Arts Center. Really? Estimating about 200 students left the district through open enrollment at more than $5,000 per student, Eden Prairie has lost in excess of $1 million due to the school district’s failure to understand and effectively address the needs of parents, students and taxpayers. Rather than raising taxes to make up for this lost funding,

the school board should focus on understanding why parents are selecting other education options for their children and where our school district is falling short. The true essence of marketing is understanding the needs of your customer and meeting these needs better than other available options. Dan Kitrell Eden Prairie

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The greatest influence on high school students BY PASTOR JASON BARTHELEMY GUEST COLUMNIST Our student ministry leadership team is often asking, “Who or what are the greatest influences in the life of a student?” What prompts students to think, move or change? Is it the social media through Twitter or Facebook they find themselves connected to? Is it the people they hang out with? Music they listen to? Shows they watch or the advertisements they are bombarded by? Simply through the lens of observation and conversation, we feel strongly that we have answers to what two of the top influencers are in the life of a student. Most of the time parents are still the most significant impact on the life of a young person. By God’s design, parents have the incredible responsibility and opportunity using God’s Word, the Church and the community around them to shape, mold and discipline their

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Area man alleges kidnapping, suspect arrested, released BY PAUL GROESSEL AND MIKE HANKS SUN NEWSPAPERS The Eden Prairie man arrested after a standoff with police at his Eden Prairie home has been released as the investigation into an alleged kidnapping continues. The 47-year-old Eden Prairie man was reported to have kidnapped a 47year-old Bloomington man at gunpoint sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik. The Bloomington man called police just before 3 a.m. April 21, claiming the suspect “had taken [the victim] from his home at gunpoint,” Stehlik said. The Bloomington man said he had been forced into the suspect’s vehicle, but managed to escape after struggling with his captor while they were driving through Minneapolis, Stehlik explained. He called police to report the incident after returning home to Bloomington, Stehlik noted. The alleged kidnapper reportedly knew the man he kidnapped, according

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Some of the Eden Prairie High School boys lacrosse team help bag groceries at Kowalski’s Market in Eden Prairie on Saturday, April 23. The boys lacrosse team bagged groceries and raised money for children’s hospitals, in honor of their senior teammate Brady VandenBerghe, who has leukemia. (Photo courtesy of Marie Erickson)

Lacrosse team bags groceries for a cause On Saturday, April 23, the Eden Prairie High School boys lacrosse team spent some time at Kowalski’s Market in Eden Prairie, bagging groceries for Kowalski customers to raise money for children’s hospitals and clinics. The team raised more than $1,500, including a $250 donated by Kowalski’s, and all of it will be donated to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota-Hematology and Oncology in honor of teammate Brady VandenBerghe. VandenBerghe is a senior at Eden Prairie High School and a member of the varsity boy’s lacrosse team. The summer before his senior year, VandenBerghe was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia during a doctor’s visit for a minor injury. He underwent five rounds of chemotherapy over a seven-month span, endured numerous hospital stays as a result of several life-threatening infections, months of physical therapy and has managed to keep up with his high school classes through it all. He is currently in remission.

EPHS conferences scheduled May 12 Eden Prairie High School parent and teacher conferences for the fourth quar-

ter have been scheduled 4-8 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road. The format will be drop-in only. Parents may come any time between 4-8 p.m. Teachers will be located on the first and second floors of the main commons area, in alphabetical order. Maps and student guides will be available. The annual plant sale will be held during this time as well. The students in the Work Based Learning Program have more than 50 varieties of flowers (including hanging baskets), vegetables and herbs.

Gifted and talented meeting set for May 6 The Eden Prairie Council for Gifted and Talented is an all-volunteer parent group offering support for parents of high ability children. The next EPCGT meeting will be entirely devoted to offering support to parents who may have questions related to their gifted child. The meeting has been scheduled 9:3011 a.m., Friday, May 6, at St. Andrews Church, 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie. A parent who can answer yes to any of the following questions may benefit from attending: Does your child have unusual emotional depth or exhibit intense feelings EDUCATION: TO PAGE 20 – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Eden Prairie City Council denies Hopkins trash BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS To quell community concerns about Hopkins trash being added to the Flying Cloud landfill in Eden Prairie, the Eden Prairie City Council voted April 19 to make sure that wouldn’t happen. City council members said they’ve heard a lot of feedback since the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approached the city council in March with the option of adding waste from Hopkins’ landfill to Eden Prairie fall. The MPCA can temporarily uncover Flying Cloud landfill for maintenance without the city council’s consent — the MPCA plans to do that. But, under a conditional agreement from the early 1990s, to add waste from another landfill site the city council must approve it with a four-fifths majority. During the Tuesday, April 19 meeting, Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens added a motion to not allow Hopkins trash into the Eden Prairie landfill. “I would just like this to get put to rest,â€? she said.

And, it was. There were four city council members present at the last meeting, and all four voted in favor of not allowing Hopkins trash to be added to the Flying Cloud landfill. Sherry Butcher Wickstrom was not present at the meeting, but like other city council members and the mayor, she indicated little interest in the option when it was initially presented in a March workshop. Since it was a workshop, they could not vote in favor of or against the proposal. The MPCA knew it would be an unpopular proposal, but since they plan on opening the landfills for repairs anyway, adding trash from Hopkins to Eden Prairie would reduce their long-term maintenance costs, MPCA representatives said. The MPCA’s reasoning (put simply): it is easier and cheaper to maintain one landfill rather than two. The MPCA owns the Hopkins and Eden Prairie landfills, and they plan on uncovering them temporarily for repairs. The landfills are closed and

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EDEN PRAIRIE SENIOR CENTER Thursday, April 28 • Pickleball – 9 a.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. Friday, April 29 • Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Men’s group – 9:30 a.m. • Line Dance – 11 a.m. • Party Bridge – 12:15 p.m. Monday, May 2 • Coffee Klatch – 8:45 a.m. • Monday shopping – 9:30 a.m. • Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Crafting Group – 1 p.m. • Happy Feet – By appointment Tuesday, May 3 • Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Greeting cards – 9:30 a.m.

• Tai Chi – 10:30 a.m. • Party Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 • Container flowering gardening classes – 9:30 a.m. • 500 cards – 1 p.m. • Drivers Safety (8) – 5:30 p.m. • Walking club – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5 • Health Awareness event – 10 a.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. • Driver’s Safety – 5:30 p.m. All activities (except Pickleball) take place at the Senior Center. The Eden Prairie Senior Center is located 8950 Eden Prairie Road.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Community meeting will focus on STEM The Eden Prairie School Board is hosting a Community Connection session 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at the Administrative Services Center Historic Gym, 8100 School Road. While open to the whole community, the evening is meant to focus on providing district parents of current third and fourth graders with more in-depth information on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). During the first hour, a panel comprised of Eden Prairie administration and staff, as well as external experts in the field, will discuss the basics of STEM programming and how it will be integrated into Eden Prairie’s grade schools. The last hour will be a question and answer session on STEM between parents and the panel. Info:

Event for Prouty Project support scheduled May 7 The Prouty Project has assembled five Minnesota teams, comprising three able bodied people and two people with disabilities on each team, to competitively race through the Colorado Rockies (white water rafting, mountain biking, rappelling, running and zip lin-

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Grace Church hosts job-hunting workshop Job Search 2011, an all-day workshop that begins 8a.m., Saturday, April 30, at Grace Church, offers in-depth sessions on job search tips and techniques and important networking opportunities. Additionally, an extended session aligns workshop participants with actual recruiters for one-on-one practice interviews and resume reviews. The event is open to the public. Cost is $10 for a box lunch and workCOMMUNITY BRIEFS: TO PAGE 15



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Prairie Lutheran Church spends spring break on mission trip During spring break, April 2-9, Prairie Lutheran Church, 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie, sent 11 people to the Dominican Republic to help children and teachers. It was an inter-generational trip of families ranging from 13-62 years in age. Prairie Lutheran has a partnership with the Doulos Discovery School in Jarabacoa, a mountain town. The Doulos Discovery School is an English immersion school that provides a hands-on education with a strong commitment to train and disciple the chil-

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Police Explorers place at statewide event The Edina-Eden Prairie Police Explorer Post 925 won four trophies at the 36th annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association State Conference April 14-17 in Rochester. The 23 Explorers, advised by five police officers, took first and third place in “Bomb Scene Search,” third in “Interview and Interrogation,” and fifth in “First Aid.” More than 800 Explorers from agencies around the state competed at the event. Explorers Posts gives young people ages 14 to 20 a chance to explore a career or field they are interested in. (Submitted photo)

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‘Mister Jim’ at ISM on April 30 Entertainer, guitarist and storyteller “Mister Jim” is performing 10 a.m., Saturday, April 30, at the International School of Minnesota, 6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie. The event is free and open to children of all ages. Info:

Memory loss support group The Memory Loss and Caregiver Support Group meetings will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at

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He sustained serious injuries, including multiple broken ribs, a collapsed lung, abrasions and severe tissue and tendon damage to his foot. He continues to receive medical treatment for his injuries and his bills are more than $300,000. The most serious charge Manzanares faces is criminal vehicular operation, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $10,000. The other charges are gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors. She is not in custody. Her first court appearance is scheduled for June 2.

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS FROM PAGE 15 Prairie are participating in the following upcoming events: • Pranay Rao, a senior at Eden Prairie High School, has been invited to play in the Seniors Honors Recital presented by the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum. The recital has been scheduled 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at the Perpich Center for Art Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley. The public is invited to attend, and after the recital an awards presentation and reception will take place. • Sujay Rao, Lakhshanya Balasubramanian and Madison Ernst are playing in the annual All Honors Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum Recital Sunday, May 15, at Landmark Center Courtroom in St. Paul. Sujay Rao is an eighth grader from Eden Prairie Central Middle School. Balasubramanian is a fifth grader at Cedar Ridge School, and Ernst is a ninth grader from Breck School. • Pranay Rao, Olivia Newgaard, Balasubramanian and Ernst were winners in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Music Contest. The 76th Annual Honors Concert has

been scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium in Minneapolis. Info: 952-934-3425.

Swedish Institute to host concert The American Swedish Institute Male Chorus is presenting its 75th anniversary concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Fine Arts Auditorium of Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington. Also on the program is the St. Olaf College Viking Chorus. The American Swedish Institute Male Chorus sings traditional, popular, and sacred music in both Swedish and English. Tickets are $10. Info and tickets: 612-371-3731.

Scouts collect food for the needy April 30 On Saturday, April 30, thousands of Scouts from are communities will participate in the area’s largest door-to-door food collection effort – Scouting for

Food, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by Golden Plump, is the local Boy Scout’s “Good Turn” for 2011, collecting food donations for needy families. Last year, Twin Cities Scouts collected more than 300,000 pounds of food, and hope to collect even more this year. More than 20,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and their volunteer leaders dropped off 600,000 door hangers starting April 23. The door hangers have instructions on what to do and a coupon from Golden Plump. On Saturday, April 30, Scouts will return in a door-to-door campaign to collect the food items. All collected goods will be taken to a near-by food shelf for distribution to local families in need. Residents are encouraged to only donate foods that do not spoil and are in containers that cannot be crushed or broken. The types of food most needed by the food shelves include canned meats, canned fish, canned meals, soups and stews, chili, meat sauces, peanut butter, and canned fruit and vegetables. Please, no fresh meat, produce, frozen food or home canned items. If you are unable to participate on

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Ice Revue is May 5-7 Minnetonka’s All Season Skating School and the Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club will present the 37th Annual Silver Skates Ice Revue, “Minnesota N’ice” May 5-7 at the Minnetonka Ice Arena. More than 260 skaters, ranging in age from 3 years to adult, are included in the two-hour performance featuring music, lights, costumes and skating showmanship. Individual skaters highlighted include 2011 Minnesota State Champion, Sophie Stillman, other 2011 state medalists, Delaney Chough, Katherine Foy and Katie Yockey, and U.S. Figure Skating double Gold Medalist, Brandy Lewis. The Ice Arena is located at 3401 COMMUNITY BRIEFS: TO PAGE 19

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‘Mother’s Day Market” at Dunn Bros, May 7-8 Dunn Bros Smith Douglas More House will host the first “Mother’s Day Market” event May 7-8. The no-admission event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the historic building, located 8107 Eden Prairie Road. Three rooms inside, the porch and lawn of the 1877 building will be packed with vintage home and garden items, refurbished furniture and upholstered pieces, accessories and all kinds of small gifts. Info: 952-934-0145.

Friendship Ventures open house is May 1 Friendship Ventures and Ventures Travel, LLC will host an Open House 3-5 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at the Eden Wood Center, 6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie, located just south of Crosstown Highway 62.

Friendship Ventures, a privately funded nonprofit organization, offers therapeutic and recreation services to nearly 3,000 children, teenagers and adults with developmental and physical disabilities each year. Families and others are invited to tour the camp, meet staff and learn more about summer resident camp, day camp and other vacation opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Friendship Ventures’ camp programs feature activities such as boating, canoeing, nature activities, campouts, fishing, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, dances, hikes in the woods and many other activities, tailored to the individual ability of participants. Summer camp sessions begin June 12, with traditional and special sessions for children, teens and adults and continue every week through August 12. Camp and respite care programs are offered at three sites: Camp Friendship near Annandale, Eden Wood Center in Eden Prairie and Camp New Hope near McGregor. Participants have autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders, Down syndrome, sight or hearing impairment, physical disabilities or a combination of developmental and physical disabilities. Info:

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Chanhassen American Legion • 290 Lake Drive East • Chanhassen, MN 55317 Tuesday, May 3, 2011 • 7:00 P.M. Presentation CITIZENS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WATER QUALITY Professors Prezmek Bajer and Ray Newman will update citizens on upcoming summer work and results of winter harvesting of carp and past native plantings. Mr. David Austin, CH2M HILL, will present and explain the quality of District waters then and now and how infiltration and invasive species controls (carps and plants) together provide an opportunity to restore District lakes and streams. Messrs Rusty Schmidt and Samuel Geer will provide a combined introductory talk on handson site assessment field session, rain garden design consultations and community tours to equip residents to design rain gardens and a proposed illustration of a neighborhood initiative for the Lotus Lake Watershed.


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EDUCATION FROM PAGE 10 and reactions? Is your child highly sensitive? Is your child idealistic and have they exhibited a sense of justice since an early age? Is your child impatient with their self or others’ inabilities or slowness? Does your child have an advanced comprehension of abstract ideas? Parents can get answers to some questions about advocating for their child, providing the right amount of academic challenge, developing social and emotional connections, perfectionism, underachievement, summer opportunities and others. All are welcome to visit and evaluate if membership in EPCGT would be beneficial. Info:

State Supreme Court to hear oral arguments The Minnesota Supreme Court has announced that it will hear oral argu-

ments at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie on Thursday, May 5. More than 800 students are expected to watch oral arguments in the high school auditorium. The visit is part of a biannual program that seeks to teach students about the work of the state’s highest court. The justices will hear oral arguments of an actual case, State of Minnesota v. Melissa Jean Crawley (A09-1795). Following oral arguments, the justices will answer students’ questions, eat lunch with student leaders and visit classrooms at Oak Point Intermediate School, Central Middle School and Eden Prairie High School. Since the Supreme Court convened oral arguments in Rochester in 1995, the school visits have been a highlight of the court’s efforts to improve understanding of the judiciary’s work. The Eden Prairie High School visit will mark the 33rd in-school oral argument for the court. The Minnesota Judicial Branch is made up of 10 judicial districts with 289 district court judgeships, 19 Court of Appeals judges and seven Supreme

Court justices. The Minnesota Judicial Branch is governed by the Judicial Council, which is chaired by Lorie S. Gildea, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Minnesota Judicial Branch is mandated by the Minnesota Constitution to resolve disputes promptly and without delay, and it handles approximately 2 million cases per year. Info:

Students on Commissions program applications available Applications are being accepted through 4 p.m., Friday, May 27, for the city of Eden Prairie’s Students on Commissions program. The program is open to any high school junior or senior who is an Eden Prairie resident. Students from any Eden Prairie public or private schools are welcome to apply. The goal of the Students on Commissions program is to give stu-

dents an opportunity to participate in local government and to provide students a valuable educational experience. Seats are available on the following commissions: • Arts and Culture Commission • Budget Advisory Commission • Conservation Commission • Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission • Heritage Preservation Commission • Human Rights and Diversity Commission • Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission • Planning Commission Students may apply for a four-month term (a fall term that runs from September through December or a winter and spring term that runs from January through April). Students can also apply for a combined eight-month term. Each student appointed to a Commission should expect a time commitment of one evening meeting per month for the duration of the appointment. Info: 952-949-8412.

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St. Mark’s United Church of Christ Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:55 a.m.

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Brewery FROM PAGE 12 director of the association, his group has been working with the authors of the bills to address specific concerns. For example, the original bills did not prohibit beer producers that make more than 250,000 barrels a year from selling beer at their breweries. The current versions of the bill include that prohibition. “We’ve had robust conversations on this,” Ball said. “We do support [Omar] as we would support any entrepreneur coming into the indus-

Barthelemy FROM PAGE 7 relationship with Jesus Christ as a result of their phone call during “Dare to Share.” Shortly after “Dare to Share” there was a meeting for Fellowship of Christian Athletes where a handful of students led the meeting and shared personal stories of how a person can

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try.” Surly is, indeed, a newcomer to the industry. It’s only been around for five years, but during that time it has grown explosively. And the results of the legislation it’s pushing could have far-reaching implications in the established industry. Ball says he hopes the bill can result in a positive resolution for everyone. Now that the legislation has passed the committees, it will likely make it onto the floors of the house and senate, where its fate will ultimately be decided. Surly’s Facebook page announced to its fans that there’s “still a ways to

go before it becomes law, but we’re excited the bill will continue through the legislative process.” Ansari said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the bill being signed into law. “Every time we meet a hurdle like this, it means we’re that much closer to the finish line,” he said. “It doesn’t mean that something couldn’t come up and stop us, but the closer you get you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” The rest of Minnesota’s beer industry and beer lovers will watch with Ansari as Surly’s big idea moves through the legislature in the coming months.

enter in to a relationship with Jesus Christ. They watched 12 friends take that step into a relationship with Jesus Christ. The results of these two events showed us that a student has an amazing ability to not only influence a student to dress, talk or act a certain way but they have the opportunity to motivate their friends to consider life’s most important decisions. Churches can maximize the power of both of these powerful influences in the life of students. If the family sys-

tem allows for it, an excellent ministry strategy is to come alongside parents as they strive to biblically disciple their sons or daughters. It is also important to challenge students to passionately encourage their friends to be influenced through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ which is the greatest influence any of us, young or old, could be moved by. Barthelemy is the Senior High Pastor at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

Generator FROM PAGE 2 Community Center 600,000 times last year, that consistency is important, she said. “It’s [about] what occurred during those power outages, and we know those power outages will happen again,” Sevenich said. “We’re being proactive and hoping to prevent equipment going down.” Lotthammer said ice rink compressors and other large equipment can get worn down from power outages. “Some of the power outages, when the [equipment] come back on, it’s a pretty good jolt to the system. … Even if they don’t get fried or zapped, we know that it’s putting some wear and tear and reducing the life span of those things,” Lotthammer said. Facilities Manager Paul Sticha said in major outages, when all power to the building is lost, the generator will help get things operating in 10-15 seconds. In other outages that may only knock out one phase of the three-phase electrical system, the generator could help prevent burning out motors in larger equipment, such as a compressor for an ice rink.

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and businesses. Andrew’s perfectionist approach to every job and the extent of his skill set have made him one of the best craftsman in the Twin Cities. My other two sons run the painting end of the business and are also professionally trained Artists. Jeremiah attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and later studied under the mentorship of the nationally renowned portrait and fresco painter Mark Balma. David similarly was accepted into a full time master apprenticeship program at the young age of 16 at the highly respected Atelier Lack Studio. They followed in the family tradition of mastering a professional craft and skill which they have brought to our company. Between the two they offer 25 years of experience painting interior and exterior homes in the metro area with our family business. A&J Painting takes great pride in our ability to make a true and lasting impression on you. I can’t tell you how many letters and calls I have received over the years from customers who just wanted to share with me what a great job we did. We hope to have the opportunity to do so with you as well. We are only a call or email away to offer you a free estimate of our professional services.

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Change FROM PAGE 1 nomic activity last year,” Kotchevar said. “I think it was more about remodel and those sorts of projects, but we were very happy with the development activity.” Kotchevar said the city also spent about $200,000 less than it expected for 2010. Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens, who served terms on the city council and as mayor prior to wining the 2010 election, said the city usually tries to budget conservatively. “Traditionally we have always budgeted very conservatively,” Tyra-Lukens said. “We have not assumed that things are going to go really well. We’ve tried to take a very conservative approach … so sometimes we’ll have a year where we’ll take in more than we anticipated.” With that increase in revenue came a $1 million transfer from the General Fund into the Capital Maintenance and Improvement fund, which is used for maintenance, equipment replacements and other capital projects that are over $25,000, Kotchevar explained during a February meeting. At the end of 2010, the General Fund balance was just shy of $21 million, according to Kotchevar, and the maintenance fund balance was $6.7 million. Much of that fund is meant for road and trail work, Public Works Director Gene Dietz has said, which usually costs between $1.7 million and $2 million per year. Staff and the city council determined that fund was

‘Traditionally we have always budgeted very conservatively.We have not assumed that things are going to go really well. We’ve tried to take a very conservative approach … so sometimes we’ll have a year where we’ll take in more than we anticipated.’ — Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens

in need of long-term help, since it was projected to have a $710,000 deficit by the end of 2015. That projection was given in February, before the 2010 budget was reconciled. Kotchevar said those projections will be updated soon. Finding long-term help (funding sources) for that maintenance fund was the first task the city council assigned the Budget Advisory Commission. The BAC was created in 2007 to help oversee finances and the budgeting process with the city council and city staff. Since the maintenance fund is in need of the most long-term attention and since the $900,000 in development revenue is a one-time increase, Tyra-Lukens said transferring $1 million toward the hurting maintenance fund is a good choice. “We know we’re going to need every penny going


into that fund. … I think it’s a great place for the funds to go,” Tyra-Lukens said. That $1 million dollar transfer was approved by the city council on Tuesday, April 19, in the consent agenda. The consent agenda contains multiple items meant for city council approval. Rather than voting on each individually, multiple items can be approved with one vote. The consent agenda usually contains routine items of business, so it generally passes without much discussion, if any at all. That was the case with the $1 million transfer. Kotchevar and Tyra-Lukens said transferring excess revenue to the Capital Maintenance and Improvement fund has been standard practice. Tyra-Lukens said she helped establish that fund when she first served on the council, and in recent years that fund has been decreasing. When asked at what point the city council would consider using unexpected revenue for other uses, Tyra-Lukens said the idea is to put one-time revenue increases toward one-time costs, rather than temporarily helping a recurring expenditure or creating only a temporary tax break. Kotchevar said fund balance information is being updated for an upcoming joint meeting with the BAC and city council. Tyra-Lukens said the city council will look at the transfers and budget information more closely at that time. The city council’s joint workshop with the BAC has been scheduled 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at City Center. Info:

LEGAL NOTICES Foreclosure Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Hartford Place Courthomes Association, Inc., (hereinafter the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Registrar of Titles of Hennepin County, Minnesota as Document No. 2637745, which covers the following property: Unit No. 42, CIC No. 718, Hartford Place Courthomes, a condominium, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Certificate of Title No.: 1179926 Address: 10972 Lexington Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 PIN: 13-116-22-33-0238 THAT pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of March 22, 2011, from Brett Grewing, title holder, to Hartford Place Courthomes Association, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $5,194.00, for assessments, late fees and collection costs, plus additional assessments and other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure;

THAT prior to the commencement of this foreclosure proceeding, Lienor complied with all notice requirements as required by status; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said lien, or any part thereof; THAT the owner has not been released from his financial obligation to pay said amount; THAT pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 515B.3116, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Hartford Place Courthomes Association, Inc., as evidenced by a lien statement recorded on October 15, 2010, in the office of the Hennepin County Registrar of Titles as Document No. T4798057; THAT pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owners in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said County at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, on May 12, 2011, at 10 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney’s fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the owner must vacate the property if the account is not brought current or the property redeemed under Minn. Stat. § 580.23 is November 12, 2011. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday,


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INTENT TO DISSOLVE ASK ANALYTIC SERVICES, INC. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 302A.727, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 28, 2011, a Notice of Intent to Dissolve ASK Analytic Services, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the “Corporation”) was filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 302A.723. Pursuant to the requirements of Minnesota Statutes § 302A.727, the following information is supplied to any known or potential creditors or claimants of the Corporation: A. The Corporation is in the process of a voluntary dissolution pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 302A.721. B. On March 28, 2011, the Corporation filed a Notice of Intent to Dissolve with the Minnesota Secretary of State pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 302A.723. C. The address of the office to which written claims against the Corporation must be presented is: ASK Analytic Services, Inc. 1701 Orchard Springs Road Bloomington, MN 55425-2553 D. The date by which all claims against the Corporation must be received pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 302A.727, Subd. 2(e), shall be ninety (90) days after the first published notice. Dated and effective as of March 28, 2011 ASK ANALYTIC SERVICES, INC. a Minnesota corporation By: James L. Kennedy Its CTO

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Public Notice (Official Publication) EDEN PRAIRIE CEMETARY ASSOCIATION Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Eden Prairie Cemetery Association, Inc., will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Eden Prairie Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Road; for the purpose of electing a director for a three year term and all other business, both old and new, necessary to the operation of the Cemetery. (Apr 28, 2011) D4 Annual Meeting

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

place of business. 18674 Ponderosa Court, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Tammy Bauer 18674 Ponderosa Court, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Apr 14, 2011 /s/ Tammy Bauer, Owner (Apr 28 & May 5, 2011)D4- Hot-Tee Golf Apparel for Women


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EP Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Minnetonka Where: EPHS, Aerie Stadium 17185 Valley View Road When: 7:30 p.m. Info: classic

Super Speakers Club Where: Supervalu 11840 Valley View Road, When: 7 a.m. Info: krosenlund@earth

Mother and Son All Star Evening Where: Community Center 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie When: 6:30-8 p.m. Info: eden

Concert: Wonderful World of Woody Where: Edinborough Park 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: Noon Info: 952-8339540

Dodgeball Tournament For Jr and Sr High students Where: Grace Church 9301 Eden Prairie Road When: 6-11 p.m. Price: $5/$4 with canned good Info:

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1 Golden Valley Orchestra Where: Edinborough Park 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-8339540



2 Parks, Rec and Natural Resources Commission Where: City Center 8080 Mitchell Road When: 7 p.m. Info: eden

3 Eden Prairie City Council meeting Where: City Center 8080 Mitchell Road When: 7 p.m. Info: eden

EP Varsity baseball tournament vs. Shakopee and Eau Claire Where: Shakopee High 100 17th Ave. W., Shakopee When: 3 p.m. Info: classic


4 Job Transition Group meeting Where: St. Andrews Lutheran Church 13600 Technology Drive When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: standrew Widows Lunch Club Where: Biaggi’s Restaurant 8251 Flying Cloud Drive When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 952-4458205





MARK YOUR CALENDAR Eden Prairie’s highly ranked girls and boys lacrosse squads will host Minnetonka in a doubleheader Thursday, April 28, at Aerie Stadium. The girls game begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 7:30.









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Christine Easton Easton scored 15 goals and had six controlled ground balls during the Eden Prairie girls lacrosse team’s victories over Burnsville and Lakeville North. The Eagles are ranked second in the state.

Eden Prairie hosts elite track event

Kyle Geason The former Eden Prairie High School shortstop and present University of Minnesota junior infielder contributed a tworun double during the Gophers’ 4-3 Big Ten Conference baseball loss to Northwestern April 17 at Target Field. The Gophers’ record was 11-15 overall after the defeat.

Ryan Bull The Eden Prairie senior outfielder came through with a three-run double to spark the Eagles to a 10-0, five-inning baseball victory over Bloomington Jefferson April 14 at Round Lake Stadium.

Claire Willeck Willeck pitched a three-hitter as the Eagles softball team defeated Edina 8-1 April 11. She stuck out six.

Kelli Nute The Eden Prairie junior shortstop provided two hits and two RBI as the Eagles defeated Edina 8-1 in Lake Conference softball.

Lizzy Hogan The Eden Prairie senior golfer placed second individually with a 77 in the Minnesota Valley Invite April 11 hosted by Bloomington Jefferson. The Eagles were second in the seven-team tourney.

Eden Prairie junior midfielder Christine Eaton (23) controls the ball while pursued by three Edina defenders. Eden Prairie defeated the Hornets 16-7 in a lacrosse game at Aerie Stadium. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer)

Eagle lacrosse squads remain undefeated EPHS girls team is 4-0 while boys post 2-0 record

Michael Sandle The Eden Prairie senior track standout finished first in with a long jump of 21 feet, 1 3/4 inches in the Lake Conference Relays April 15 at the University of Minnesota’s Bierman Stadium. Sandle also placed first in the triple jump (48-1). Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie’s boys and girls lacrosse squad are unbeaten heading into midseason action. The Eagle girls team has a 4-0 record, including a 16-7 victory over Edina April 21 at Aerie Stadium. Taylor Uhl and Christine Easton scored five goals apiece for the Eagles. Each player also had one assist. Heidi Colford and Anna Johnson scored two goals apiece. Annie Thul and Emma Claire Fontenot contributed one

goal each. Eagle goalie McKenzie Johnson made 12 saves. Eden Prairie defeated host Wayzata 18-9 April 18. Easton, Greta Colford, Heidi Colford and Fontenot scored three goals each. Thul and Johnson scored twice each. Uhl and Michelle Jamar also scored. Eden Prairie will host Minnetonka at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Aerie Stadium. The Eagles head to Illinois to play Loyola Academy at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29. Eden Prairie will play Evanston in a day game Saturday, April 30, while on its Illinois trip. LACROSSE: TO PAGE 27

Aerie Stadium will host one of the state’s elite high school track meets of the regular season Saturday, April 30. The 27th annual Eden Prairie Booster Invitational begins 9:15 a.m. with an honor guard presentation. The final event is scheduled to begin at 3:25 p.m. Awards will be presented to girls and boys team champions following that final event. This year’s meet has attracted an 11team field consisting of Eden Prairie, Andover, Blake, Edina, Farmington, La Crosse (Wis.) Logan, Minneapolis North, Minnehaha Academy, Moorhead, St. Thomas Academy and Wayzata. Eden Prairie’s boys track team is the defending state Class AA champion. Admission to the Booster Invitational is free and concession stands will be open.

EP at Austin SB tourney Eden Prairie’s softball squad is headed to the Austin Invitational tournament April 2930 at Todd Park. The Eagles (2-2) remain on the road to play Minnetonka at 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Lake Conference action. Eden Prairie’s long road trip continues with a 4:15 p.m. game at Wayzata Wednesday, May 4. The Eagles defeated Rosemount 4-3 April 21 and lost 2-0 to Minnetonka April 18.

Eagles at Shakopee Eden Prairie’s baseball team (6-1) will compete in the Shakopee Invitational tournament Saturday, April 30. The Eagles, defending state Class 3A champions, will play Eau Claire (Wis.) North at 3 p.m. followed by a game against Shakopee at 6 p.m. – Compiled by Greg Kleven


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Eagle bats boom in baseball doubleheader sweep Eden Prairie scores 25 runs in victories over Grand Rapids, Blake BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS A mild batting slump ended quickly for Eden Prairie’s baseball team. The Eagles split a pair of 2-1 Lake Conference games early last week, beating Wayzata and losing to Minnetonka. Eden Prairie was limited to seven hits in those two games. But the Eagles’ bats began producing hits during a 7-2 victory over Rosemount April 21. They followed with a scoring rampage on their northern trip to Grand Rapids last weekend, scoring 25 runs in wins over Grand Rapids and Blake on April 23. Eden Prairie blanked Grand Rapids

12-0 in five innings and beat Blake 13-3 in six innings. Both games ended early because of the 10-run rule. Defending state Class 3A champion Eden Prairie improved to 6-1 overall. “We have struggled a little bit at the plate early in the season,” said head coach Mike Halloran. “We have been striking out too much and hitting the ball in the air too much. “We had a wake-up call in the loss to Minnetonka. But the guys continue to work hard to get better at-bats.” Eden Prairie opened last week with a 2-1 triumph over visiting Wayzata. Eagles pitchers Grant Soderberg, Dylan Frederick and Lance Thonvold combined for a six-hitter. The win went to Frederick and Thonvold picked up the save. Danny Blasy hit a solo homer for the Eagles. “We faced a good pitcher and were not able to get much going offensively,” said Halloran. “We managed only three hits

and were lucky to win the game.” Minnetonka edged Eden Prairie 2-1 April 20 on the road. The Eagles scored their lone run in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Thonvold. Tyler Ruemmele was the losing pitcher despite striking out nine in five innings. Thonvold struck out three in one inning of relief. Frederick pitched four innings of relief to earn the win in the April 21 game against Rosemount. He struck out five and allowed only one hit. Starter Cameron Mingo pitched three innings, striking out three and giving up two earned runs. Blasy continued his hot hitting with two hits, including a solo homer, and three RBI. Thonvold contributed two hits and one RBI. Ruemmele delivered three hits in the Eagles’ rout of Grand Rapids on Saturday. Tony Skjefte had two hits and one RBI. Geno Larkin chipped in with

one hit and two RBIs. Thonvold drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. Ryan Bull and Spencer Schierbeck were credited with one RBI each. Winning pitcher Thonvold gave up two hits in four innings. Reliever Soderberg pitched a hitless fifth inning. The Eagles used four pitchers in the Blake game – Soderberg, Anthony KingForeman, Evan Reed and Chris Rocheford. Soderberg was credited with the win. Getting two hits each were Skjefte, Bull, Mingo and Rocheford. Skjefte and Bull drove in two runs apiece. Eden Prairie will compete in the Shakopee Invitational Saturday, April 30. The Eagles meet Eau Claire North (Wis.) at 3 p.m. and Shakopee at 6. The Eagles travel to Wayzata for a 4:30 p.m. game Monday, May 2, and host the Trojans the following day at 6:30 p.m. Eden Prairie will host Minnetonka at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

TAGS gymnastics club places high in state meet Several members of Thompson Academy of Gymnastics in Eden Prairie excelled in the recent state championships. Level 7 gymnast Lucy Graham medaled with a score of 9.35 on balance beam. Maggie Marinovich had her best all-around score of the season (35.9). In Level 8 competition, Megan Haug collected medals on vault, beam and all-around. She placed fourth on vault (9.075), seventh on beam (9.075) and

sixth all-around (35.625). Annika Svendsen earned a medal on vault with a fourth-place score of 8.95. She was third on uneven bars (9.325) and fourth on beam (9.525). Sophie Rogers won four medals. She was eighth on vault (8.8), ninth on bars (8.675), sixth on beam (9.225) and eighth all-around (35.15). Karsten Gonzalez picked up two medals with eighth-place scores of 9.05 on vault and 9.225 on floor.

She was 10th all-around (35.5). At Level 9, Megan Johnson had her best meet of the season, according to the coaching staff, by hitting all four of her events. Regional qualifiers include Gonzalez, Haug, Rogers, Lauren Stich, Svendsen and Johnson. Results of regional competition April 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa, were not available as this issue went to press. – Compiled by Greg Kleven

SHORTS Fastpitch softball camp The Eden Prairie fastpitch program and Minnesota Fastpitch Academy will conduct a rookie softball camp for girls ages 5-8 on Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 21, at Miller Park. Sessions are 10-11:30 a.m. each day. Cost is $20 per player for both dates. Players will be introduced to fundamentals of fastpitch softball including pitching, hitting, bunting, throwing and fielding. All participants will receive a bag and practice ball. Sign up by May 1 and receive an Eden Prairie Logo Sports Bag with new practice ball.

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Eagle football camp Eden Prairie High School head football coach Mike Grant has announced summer camp dates for area players. There will be a football camp for third- and fourth-graders June 27-July 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Central Middle School. Fifth- and sixth-graders can attend camp the week of July 11-15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the EPHS turf fields. Camp for students entering grades 7 and 8 will be July 11-15 from 9 to 11 a.m.

at EPHS turf fields. Camp for students entering grades 910 is July 25-29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the EPHS turf fields. Registration can be done online at the Eden Prairie Football Association website. Information: 952-975-8101.

EP Booster track meet The 27th annual Eden Prairie Booster Invitational Track and Field Meet will be Saturday, April 30, at Aerie Stadium. Honor guard presentation is 9:15 a.m. followed by the first event at 9:30. Final event starts at 3:25 p.m. Awards will be presented to girls and

boys team champions plus individual champions. This year’s meet field consists of Eden Prairie, Andover, Blake, Edina, Farmington, La Crosse (Wis.) Logan, Minneapolis North, Minnehaha Academy, Moorhead, St. Thomas Academy and Wayzata. Admission is free and concession stands will be open.

Eagle basketball camp Eden Prairie High School head boys basketball coach David Flom will direct SHORTS: TO PAGE 27 – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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SHORTS FROM PAGE 26 the Eagle Basketball Camp June 20-24. The camp’s player-to-coach ratio will be 4-1. Registration and camp information is available at

Volleyball camp signup Registration for Eden Prairie’s 2011 volleyball camp is open to girls and boys in grades K-12. Registration is open until June 26. Information is available at

Specialty football camps The Eden Prairie High School coaching staff will direct three football specialty camps this summer. There will be quarterback, kicking and receiving camps for players in grades 3-10. Registration information can be obtained at or on the Eden Prairie Football Association (EPFA) website. Call 952-975-8101 for additional information.

Flag football tourney The first annual Police 7-on-7 Flag Football Tournament is Aug. 13-14 at the Bloomington Kennedy High School turf field. Registration fee is $350 per team. There will be 14 players and two coaches allowed per team. Entry deadline is July 15. Make all checks payable to: AAU FB, P.O. Box 20233, Bloomington, MN 55420.

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Boys stay unbeaten Eden Prairie boys’ lacrosse team is also unbeaten after winning its first two games. The Eagles (2-0) dominated Edina in a 17-3 victory April 21 at home. Matt Hugdahl came through with four goals and one assist. Davis Snyder had one goal and four assists. Chris Moulton scored four goals and had two assists. Jake Woodring scored three goals. Mitch Hugdahl had one goal and four assists. Brooks Armitage scored twice, while Daniel Thayer and Patrick McFadden had one goal each.


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Ladybug Golf League The Hyland Greens Ladybug Golf League of Bloomington needs new members. The nine-hole league plays Mondays from May 2 until Aug. 22. Tee times are 8 to 9 a.m. Information: Holly Reynolds (952-9429682) or Mary Jo Dallam (952-881-7032).

Hyland Bloomers There are openings to join the Hyland Bloomers Thursday Morning Ladies Golf League at Hyland Greens course in Bloomington. The league lasts 16 weeks starting May 5 with the first tee time at 9:48 a.m. each week. Green fees, season-ending luncheon, prizes and season discount card at Hyland Greens are included in the registration fee. Information: Alice Murphy (612-8696904) or Sharon Taylor (952-888-6463).

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Time-saving spring cleaning tips • Wash the blinds. Metal blinds can be removed from the window and taken outside for washing. Use a scouring brush with a mild cleaner and some water to loosen dirt. Hang the blinds on a slanted surface and hose down with the garden hose to clean off the dirt. • Clean the windows. Use water and dish soap and a sponge to wipe the inside and outside of windows. A rubber-tipped squeegee can be used to remove the excess moisture and provide a nice sheen on the window. It’s less wasteful than using a handful of paper towels. • Switch fan directions. Ceiling fans set to spin in a clockwise rotation draw air upward and then redistribute the warm that collects at the ceiling. Clockwise is the ideal direction for the winter, but when spring arrives, it’s time to hit the switch to change the blades to spin counterclockwise. Be sure to thoroughly dust the fan blades first, or you could end up with dust bunnies blowing around the room. • Replace surface protectors. The small, adhesive pads that are placed on chair legs and furniture to protect against wood floor scratches need to be changed periodically. That’s because dirt can accumulate under the pads and eventually damage the floor. • Switch the linens. Change out comforters and darker shaded fabrics for lightweight items that bring a fresh, clean feeling that’s perfect for spring. • Clean the refrigerator. Remove old food and discard and take out other items and place in a cooler. Use a baking soda and water solution to scrub stains and sanitize the shelves and walls of the refrigerator. • Clean the carpets. Rent a carpet shampooer and thoroughly clean the carpeting. Open the windows and let the crisp spring air help dry the damp carpeting afterwards.

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Few things are anticipated more in spring than the arrival of new leaves on the trees and budding flowers in the garden. A landscape awash with fresh colors can brighten the spirit and make anyone want to head outdoors. There are many different plants that begin to show their colors in the spring. A number of perennials, annuals and trees begin to flower or show new sprouts come the springtime. Here are some plants that can be planted for springtime enjoyment. Annuals Looking for first signs of color? Look no further than these wonderful annuals. • Alyssum: Starting in April, this cascading bounty of tiny flowers offers a sweet aroma that attracts butterflies. • Dianthus: These vivid flowers also attract butterflies and are often a cottage garden staple. • Gypsophila: Also known as baby’s breath, these delicate flowers can serve as filler in any landscape. Pink and white varieties are available. • Impatiens: One of the best-known plants for the garden, these annuals come in scores of colors and can generally tolerate full sun to full shade. • Larkspur: Belonging to the buttercup family, these flowers bloom in shades of white to violet.

• Pansy: These flowers are some of the earliest spring bloomers, arriving alongside spring bulbs like tulips. • Petunias: Petunias put on a show of color through the entire season, making them a popular bedding flower. Perennials These plants will come back year after year and offer spring shows. • Cherry blossom: The flowers that sprout on cherry trees are some of the first signs of spring. Their pink or white buds are often a spectacle, so much so that towns and cities hold cherry blossom festivals. • Columbine: These beautiful blooms attract butterflies and can be a nice part of a garden bed. • Jacob’s ladder: Variegated foliage that is dappled with violet-colored flowers can add a sweet smell and visual interest to the garden. • Primrose: These flowers come in a variety of shades, making them versatile in any garden. They also tend to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. • Sweet violet: These fragrant flowers are edible as well as attractive. These plants can self-plant, so unless a gardener wants them to spread, they should be kept contained.

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Bonus appliances to add kitchen appeal Homeowners remodeling their kitchen can look beyond traditional appliances and add specialty tools that may save on space and upgrade room efficiency. Not every kitchen is equipped with a trash compactor or wine cooler, but many homeowners are seeing the benefits of rethinking what appliances are included in their kitchen layouts and looking beyond the range or dishwasher. Trash Compactor A trash compactor is a device that can be built into cabinetry or used as a stand-alone appliance wherever there is an available electrical outlet. Compactors have advantages over traditional garbage pails and bags in the kitchen. They can hold a week or two of garbage in compressed form, reducing the need to take

out the trash. Plus, they will not become as odiferous as a regular pail. Compactors also take up less space than a garbage pail and can look more aesthetically pleasing in the kitchen. Many compactors have filters and deodorizing holders inside the compactor. This will eliminate the smell that often results from decomposing foods and other debris. Trash compactors can be especially handy for individuals who live in an apartment or where space is at a premium in the kitchen. The compactor will flatten the garbage when a button or lever is pressed, reducing the volume of the trash. It may also be used with plastic and aluminum recylables. Wine Cooler Chances are a wine cellar will not fit in the average house. But a wine refrigerator can keep wine at the right temperature and

humidity for optimal enjoyment. Wine coolers are growing in popularity as more wine afficionados understand how the flavor of wine can benefit from proper storage. A refrigerator will hold wine bottles and insulate them from outside temperature fluctuations. They will also be handy and ready for use when the time comes. Drawer Dishwashers Most households are already equipped with a dishwasher, but the majority are a single wash area models. It is well known that for a dishwasher to operate efficiently, the entire washer should be filled before running the cycle. For many people this can take days of dishes sitting soiled in the dishwasher. Drawer dishwashers split the cleaning area into two unique zones. This enables a smaller load to be washed. However, this isn’t the only advantage. Drawer dishwashers can be

Kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators are growing in popularity among costconscious homeowners.

more ergonomic, reducing the need for bending over to load the washer. Furthermore, because the two drawers work independently of one another, one drawer can be used on a light cycle for minimally soiled dishes, while the other runs for heavily dirtied dishes — all simultaneously. Their unique look also makes drawer dishwashers coveted simply from a design perspective.

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Planting your vegetable garden in rows north to south will give your plants the best exposure to the sun. I put the layout and the plant information in an envelope to review at the end of the season. You would be surprised how much that will help you on your next year’s garden. If you are a first time gardener, stop into


rays from entering the home. This lowers the temperature indoors, which reduces reliance on air conditioning units to maintain a comfortable temperature. These awnings can also extend the life of furniture, which tends to fade when placed inside windows that get heavy sun

Halla Nursery to have one of our experienced staff members help you with it. We will be happy to make recommendations so your garden brings you the results that you desire. For your larger projects our designers will meet with to do a complete design for your yard. There is no charge for this service when you purchase the plants from Halla Nursery. To get more information on your garden, please check out exposure. • Plant trees. An eco-friendly way to maintain and add to a patio’s aesthetic appeal is to plant trees around the patio. Trees can protect the patio from sunlight and ultraviolet radiation while providing some shade for friends and family members who want to spend some quality time outdoors on hot afternoons. In addition, trees can create a serene setting to a patio, adding to its relaxing nature.

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lawns, but most lawns would benefit from a core aeration machine. For first-time homeowners, it might be best to enlist the services of a professional the first time aeration is done to learn the process. • Spread seed evenly. Grass seed should be spread evenly over all tilled areas. Spreading can be done by hand or by using a seed spreader. • Add a light layer of soil over the seed. Once the seed has been spread, cover the seeded areas with a light layer of soil. Some soils are treated, and these treated soils provide nutrients that encourage growth. • Water well but don’t overdo it. The soil around the seed should be moist until the grass has grown in to its desired height. However, avoid overwatering, which can drown the seed and make new


grass growth impossible. Fertilize Fertilizer is a friend to lawns, providing the nutrients a lawn needs to grow in thick. When fertilizing, use a spreader. The type of spreader is up to the homeowners, but know that drop spreaders, which drop the fertilizer directly below the spreader, tend to be more accurate but take more time, while broadcast spreaders, which drop fertilizer in a pattern away from the spreader, are less accurate but cover large areas in a much shorter period of time. Avoid fertilizing the same area twice, and be patient. Fertilizing might seem like a tedious process, but if done correctly, it should lead to a lush lawn. When fertilizing, it’s best to do so during the fall and spring. The exact time to fertilize depends on the region, but it’s generally best to fertilize between April and early June, and then in the fall between late September and early November.


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Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.

Call Scott 952-890-9461



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Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening


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• Retaining Walls • Natural Stone Work Edging • Bobcat

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FREE ESTIMATES • Licensed/Insured


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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community






Lawn & Garden


Moving, Storage & Shipping

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

Robinson Moving


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

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Offering Complete Landscape Services

Landscape 2000 Inc.

Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

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Lawn & Garden

#1 All Area Lawn Cleanups, Sod, Seed, Rock Sr disc. Reas. 612-532-1162 $40 Lawn Aerations


Lawn & Garden

Multi Neighbor Discount

Mark 651-768-9345


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Beautiful Gardens

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

A Happy Yard Spring Cln-up, Mowing & Landscaping 20% off Rates 612-990-0945

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Residential & Commercial

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


NEW LAWN CUSTOMERS Other services available for lawn customers: Spring/Fall Clean-Ups • Edging • Bush/Hedge Trimming Cleaning Gutters • Fertilizing/Weed Control • Aeration • Snow Blowing


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

Aeration...Overseeding Power Raking...Dethatching Envirolawn 952-888-7623

FREE Estimates


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


A German Craftsman

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Bell Professional Painting 20 yrs serving SW Ext Ptg Best Prices 952-949-0444 Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525

Weekly Mowing. A Greener Lawn Service. 612-554-4124 Free Ests. Spring Cln-Ups

DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext

Complete Lawn Care &

Weekly Lawn Mowing Ins'd Pete 952-446-9707 Garden Design & Maintenance Services Garden Design & Remodel Plant Installations Containers & Window Boxes Expertise. Creative Designs. Beautiful Results.

Van Buren Landscape 952-292-7453 GARDEN TILLING


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


PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests


763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Special $89/with ad!

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

SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490



DECK CLEANING & STAINING Professional and Prompt Guaranteed Results.

651-699-3504 Code #78

on LAWN MOWING & FERTILIZING Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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Since 1978

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


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

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


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 Stump Removal

2600 Right Way Painting Powerwashing, Decks, Staining, & Repairs 612-839-2239


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

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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



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

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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

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

Tree Service


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

Limited Offer



Why Wait Roofing LLC


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


Call For Free Estimate





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



Lic. #20626700



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

An Honest Plumber



Lic # 20431519BC

Residential Remodeling

Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert.


Roofing • Siding • Windows


*A One Man Company* Toilets, Faucets, Sm jobs Steve 763-497-2280 Lic#4040


A Family Operated Bus.



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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

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Credit Cards Accepted

(Owner/Operator since 1986)

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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

Please Call Matt


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

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



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

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

Snow & Ice Dam Removal Down Spouts Cleared Commercial and Residental


18B Sun-Current Central – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Tree Service


Upholstery & Slipcovers


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

Window Cleaning

2660 Certified Arborists


Your Affordable Tree Care Specialist!!

Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured

952-467-2447 Luke

Call 612-860-5327 Free Ests, Ins'd, Licensed



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

612-827-7980 A Good Job!!

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444

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

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

612-275-2574 Forget The Rest Call The Best!! Full Tree & Landscape Services. Serving The Entire Metro Area. Call 763-954-1063

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


Merchandise Cemetery Lots


Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots, $1,000 each. 651-762-3727 Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion headstone. Value $8,990. Asking $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608

Good Things To Eat


Beef Quarters for sale ¼ front ¼ back, steaks & burger. Very well fed & raised. Freezer packed. $1.50 lb hanging weight. Delivery Extra612-987-1044

Lawn/Garden Equipment


Aarons Lawn Tractor w/mower & bagger. 2 yrs old. $1000/BO. 952-922-3150

Misc. Wanted


Buying Old Trains & Toys


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

Tree Service


Ideal Tree Service 20%

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

NOW Shrubs to trimedges &H

MN Certified Arborist A+ on Angies List

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Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc.

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

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

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

100's of Dolls For Sale 8746 Highwood Way 04/29 (9-4) & 04/30 (9-2) 140+ GARAGE SALES Diamond Path N'brhood

Plymouth, MN

Brooklyn Park


Vendor Sale Fri-Sat 8-6, Sun 9-5. Tupperware, Custom Designed Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef. 9700 Penn Ave N

Eden Prairie


Sat, April 30 (8am - 4pm)

Garage / Sample Sale

Maps available at Garages N. of Cty Rd 42 between Diamond Path & Pilot Knob

Boat & RV Accessories & Misc.

SNOW, RAIN, OR SHINE! Biggest Year Ever! S. of 42,

N. of 46 on Gardenview Highview / Hyland Pt Areas


15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

Apple Valley

Sat, April 30 (8am-3pm) Sun, May 1 (10am-3pm)


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


Garage Sales this week

22nd Lac Lavon N'brhd

Will Beat Anybody's Price!



In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


12th Annual Giant Kids Stuff Sale! Saturday only, 4/30 (8a-2p) 95+ Families! Baby & kids clothes, toys, equip. & more! St Stephen Lutheran Church 8400 France Ave. S. Annual Church Sale

St Bonaventure Social Hall 90th St & 10th Ave. May 4 (9-7) & May 5 (9-4) 1/2 price Thur AM($2 bag 12-4)

GARAGE SALES April 28-29 (9-5); April 30 (9-1). 84 th & 13th Ave. So.

Grandpa's Garage Sale! 19 Mission Ln (106th & Nic) Tlz, tackle, hardware, golf clubs & sales samples. 4/28- 4/29 (10a—7p) Huge Multi-Fam Sale! Furn to dog stuff. 4/27-29 (9-2) 8345 Colfax Ave S Huge Sale - Huge Variety!

April 28 - 29 - 30 (8-5)

8444 1st Ave. South

All Proceeds go to Missions Kick-off Garage Sale Season!

Thursday & Friday, May 5 and 6 (7 am-6 pm) 7550 Washington Ave S. Hwy 169 to Valley View, W to Wahsington, left on Washington



42 yrs of Accumulation! Moving: Antiqs, furn., HH, tools, hunting, fishing, yard. Cash only. 4/28-29 (9-5) 4/30


Maple Grove

Estate Sale Enormous amt. of jewelry! 5/6 (8:3-5:30); 5/7 (8:30-4) 13749 85th Pl. N.



Garage/Estate Sale Fri & Sat 4/29-30 (9a-5p) 5915 Sheridan South



Mtka Preschool/ECFE Sale Huge! Baby & Kids items Sat, April 30 (8-12) $ 2 Adm. Mtka Comm. Education Ctr. 4584 Vine Hill Rd. (55331)

Multi-Family Sale 4/29 & 30 (8-5). HH, Furn, Tools 14521 Crestview Lane



41st Annual HUGE Sale May 3 - 7 (9 am - ?) Misc!! 373 Mississippi St NE. 70+FAMILY BLOCK SALE Sat 4/30 (8-4) N. of Mississippi St, East of University Ave. Incls. estate/church/moving

ECFE Indoor Garage Sale Sat 4/30, 9-1 6085 7th St. NE


New Brighton


1900 7th St. NW Huge! 250 + Families! Presale $3 Adm 5/4 (6:30-8:30); May 5 (9-9); May 6 (9-7); May 7 (9-2:30); & Car wash (9-?). “Leaf” Bag Sale (1-2:30) $5. Accepting Donations: beginning Sunday, May 1st


New Hope

Nbrhd Garage Sales. 04/28 – 05/01 20+ homes. Thur – Sat 8-4 Sun 11-3. Between

4/28-30 (9-6) Scrpbkng, toys, kids cloz, furn, elec. rd Osborne Rd & 73 Ave. Old games 5817 Boone Ave N. Central & Stinson Blvd. Something for everyone!



Estate/Garage Sale

Furn, toys. misc. 4/28-30 (8-5) Proceeds to Leukemia Society. 2756 Flag Ave N



April 28-29-30 (9-5) 112 Washington Ave N. Moving Sale 4/30-5/1 (8-5) 11823 Shady Oak Drive Good variety–all must go!

40 yrs of accumulation - all must go! Wmns cloz, HH items, HH décor, bowling balls, toys, comforters, lots of misc! 4/28 (10-5); 4/29-30 (9-5). 14145 36th Ave. No.

N'hood Sale! 4/30 (9-4) Rain or Shine! Btwn Hwy Estate Sale: Lots of old 7 & Main St. 20+ sales. items incl old records from 20's. 4/28-30. Th/F 8a5p, Sat 9a-noon. 8522 XeniLakeville Multi-Family 4/28-30 (9-5) um La N. Signs. Furn, toys/games, HH, dog kennel 9918 Chicago Ave S 4/28-29 (9-3) 4/30 (8-12). InBloomington door play kitch, toys, kids Brooklyn clz sz 3mos-4T, baby accesCenter sories, Schwin 1-wheel hitchhiker. 6666 166th St W. th Estate Sale





Brooklyn Park

HUGE MULTI FAMILY 4/28-30, 9am-4pm 8216 Brandywine Pkwy


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

Huge Sale! 4/28-30, 8a-5p. 4325 Lawndale La N. Antiques, furniture & MORE! Wayzata HS Band Annual Sale 4/30 (8-2) In HS cafeteria, 4955 Peony Ln No. All donations tax deductible and accepted Friday, 4/29 (2:30-7:30). For info & list of possible donations visit:


Garage Sales next week



2 Big Sales! 5/4-7 Bikes, toys, baby/kids, furn, gear, HH, Coke-cola collectibles. 98th & 100 th St. - 10th Ave So.

(9-12) 409 Harrison Ave S.

Bethany Academy Sale 4300 W. 98th St 100+ Fam April 29 (3:30-6) $2 Adm. April 30 (8-4) Cash only

1706 Woodbine Lane 4/28 (8a-6p) & 4/29 (8a-5p)



Moving Sale Sat 4/30 (8-3) 21716 Kenrick Ave.

Enter thru gate to back of building. Power tools, compressor, cement tools & mixer, power buggy, scaffolding, hardware, windows, bldg supplies, office & HH furn, HH, bks.


Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

MOTHER’S Arts&CraftsDAY Show

BLOOMINGTON Citywide Garage Sales

May 19 - 20 - 21 $27 Registration Fee w/sign $22 Registration Fee no sign

Deadline May 11 For info 952-831-3798 Estate/Moving 5/5 & 5/7 Furn., Florals, des cloz, +

10276 Scarborough Rd. Christ the King Lutheran Children/Maternity FUNDRAISER SALE Fri, 5/6 (10-7); Sat, 5/7 (8-4) Cloz, toys, books, equipment, furniture, and maternity

Come early for best selection! Thurs 5/12 (8-6); Fri 5/13 (8-3) Patio pots, hanging baskets, annuals & some vegetables

8300 Sheridan Ave. So. Huge variety! Something for all ages! 5/4-6 (8-5) cash only. 10232 4th Ave. South

Eden Prairie


Annual Garage Sale Eden Prairie United Methodist Church 5/4 (5-8) Preview - $5 Adm 5/5 (8:30-7:00); 5/6-7 (8:30-12) $4 Bag sale – Saturday only

15050 Scenic Heights Rd



39 Annual Jefferson Band

Garage Sale Saturday, May 7, 2011 9am - 4pm $2 Admission

Bloomington Jefferson High School 4001 West 102nd Street, Bloomington

April 29, 30 & May 1 Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4

Heart Promotions 651-438-3815



Bikes • clothes • toys • furniture tools • sporting goods • books electronic items • collectibles, more!

St. Louis Park

Excelsior United Methodist Church


Gigantic Spring Sale Thurs, May 5 (5-8pm)

Early Bird Sale 8am - 9am $4 Admission

$3 Admission-Thurs. only

Fri, May 6 (2pm-7pm) Sat, May 7 (9am-Noon) BAG SALE - $3/Bag Food Avail - All Days For info: 952-474-5471



Rummage Sale ST JOSEPH'S CHURCH 13 th & Mainstreet Thurs, 5/5 9:30 am - 8 pm Fri, 5/6 9:30 am - 5 pm Sat, 5/7 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Low Prices - No Junk! SAT, MAY 7 $1/Bag soft goods or 1/2 Price!


Long Lake


Calvin Presbyterian Church

Saturday, May 7 FREE admit from 9am - 2:30pm

Huge! High quality/great priced clothing, furn., toys, HH items, electronics, sporting goods, books, more! $5 Bag Sale 1:30-2:30pm Haben Center 2501 Hwy 100

Elmwood NeighborhoodSale Sat 5/7, 9a-3p – W of Hwy 100, N of Excelsior Blvd, S of Hwy 7. Furn, toys, baby, tools, HH, art, music & more

Multi-Family 5/5-7 (9-?) Furn., records, HH, more 3301 & 3309 Sumter Ave. S. St Louis Park Union Church

3700 Alabama Ave. So. Pre-Sale - 5/4,Wed 12-6pm Admission $3; Sale - 5/5-6 Th-Fri 9-6pm; Bag Sale - 5/7 Sat 8-12pm


177 Glendale Dr. Th, May 5 (9a-7p)- ½price (5-7p) Fri, May 6 (9a-1p) - $3/bag


Maple Grove

Multi-Family: 5/4 (3-7); 5/5 (9-4); 5/6 (9-2). Cty Rd 30 to Troy Ln to 98th Place



8600 Fremont Ave. So.

Garden Club Plant Sale

Southtown Mall

Penn Ave. & 494 • Bloomington


Genuine American Girl Doll Clothes. May 7. Cash only 12-5. 13400 Orchard Rd

SUMMIT HILL HUGE SALE ST. JOHN'S EPIS. CHURCH Portland Avenue & 60 Kent St Sat., May 7 (9:00am-1:00pm) BAG SALE Mon., 5/9 (9-11am)



35th Annual Plant Sale May 5 & 6 (9-7); May 7 (9-3) Hang baskets, annuals, shrubs, perennials, vegetables, herbs

St Edward's Church 865 Ferndale Rd. North 952-473-2262


Rummage Sale

St. Paul


Oak Knoll Lutheran Church

600 Hopkins Crossroad Wed, 5/4 Preview 6-9pm $5 Adm; Thurs, 5/5 (8am-7pm) Fri, 5/6 (8am-3pm) - Bag day $6 per bag Park in West Lot th

Two Family May 4, 5, 6 8-5

hh, crafts, jewelry. Cash only 2240/53 Wildwood Cir



Huge Annual Garage/Bake Sale

West Lutheran High Schl 3350 Harbor Lane N. (55447)

763-509-9378 Pre-Sale: Friday, May 6 (1 -8pm) $2 Adm. per Family Sale: Saturday, May 7 (7am-4pm) No Entry Fee Lots of household & kitchen items, furniture. 5/4-6 (7-6) 14237 43rd Ave N Peace Lutheran Rummage Sale Hwy 101 & Medina Rd Thurs & Fri, May 5-6 (8-6); Sat, May 7 (8-12) All proceeds go to charity



Estate/Moving Fri, 5/6, Sat, 5/7 (8-5) Furn., yard, collectibles/antiqs, glassware, crockery. Great stuff! 6741 Thomas Ave


Sporting Goods & Misc

GUN & KNIFE SHOW Apr 30-May 1; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3 Blmgtn Armory - 3300 W 98th St Adm. $5 763-754-7140 Buy - Sell - Trade


Sports & Recreation

Golf Clubs Complete set. $95.00 Mark 952-303-4465



Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

Long-Haired Chihuahua puppies $300 – 3 females – 2 males. 715-220-1254



Rentals Rooms For Rent

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

UM Church of Peace Huge Sale! 5/5-6 (9-5); 5/7 (9-1) 6345 Xerxes Ave. So.



May 5-8 (9-4) Roxy & DC clothing, antiqs, HH & garden. 15574 Cornell Trail


WORK! 952-392-6888 – Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Sun-Current Central 19B

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Senior Rentals


Talheim in Chaska Standard Unit Rent based on income. For 62+ years. Noon meal available. Smoke Free Available April 1st

952-361-0310 EHO



Customer Service Full-time & Part-time positions in Bloomington. Opportunity for advanceHome Health Aide ment. Full benefits, we Residential Care home train, no experience necBloomington area. Smoke- essary. Call 647-839-7922 free, FT or PT nights, and weekends shifts. Multi- DRIVER W/ VEHICLE CUBE VAN Needed! task. Exp preferred. Fax Know the Metro area? resume to: 952-943-2941 Want consistent, solid Home Health Aides work + great commission? M-F days, 120 miles/day or Spend time with Seniors less. You need acceptable while supplementing your cube van or Sprinter van, income. Seeking HHA's for good MVR, DOT phys, eve, o/n, wknd shifts. Flu- lease vehicle may be availent English + car required. able. Call Jim at Elite Please call: 952-224-5620 to Trans, 763-785-0124 wkdys apply. 8am-4pm for more info.


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Full Time

Hopkins/Mtka Apt seekers Would you rather view

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Help Wanted/ Full Time

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BANKING ASSISTANT First Minnesota Bank has opening for full-time banking assistant in its Edina office. Principal duty is to provide administrative support to lenders ensuring complete loan documentation and maintenance of loan files. Will also offer and sell full range of banking services, open new accounts and may back up for teller as needed. Answer phones, direct customer inquiries. Excellent interpersonal skills. Requires word processing, spreadsheet, 10key and PC skills. Prior bank loan processing experience REQUIRED. Prior bank teller or new accounts experience preferred. Experience with ITI bank systems preferred. Competitive compensation package. Send resume via e-mail to Human Resources, or FAX to 952-474-2176 Data Entry/Customer Svc Fabric dist has PT avl. Basic computer skills. Email resume and salary to:

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