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Online high school prom? And phy ed class? BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS It’s prom season for online students, too, you know. Prom for an online high school, as expected, is something that may need repeating. “They’re like, ‘You have prom and you do online school?’” said senior Clarissa Mings of Andover. She and roughly 40 other students enrolled in the online Insight School of Minnesota participated in a school prom on Friday, April 29, at the Brunswick Zone in Eden Prairie. Insight is part of the Brooklyn Center Public School system and enrollment is free. It started in fall 2008, and enrollment at the start of this year’s second semester was around 500 students, according to Head of School John Huber. There were 22 graduates the first year and around 30 the second year, Huber said, and this year, the spring graduate list is around 40 at last check. For prom, the school reserved a banquet room, decorated it and attracted dressed-up students who dined, danced and even played a video game projected onto a large screen. They expected to crown queen and king, too. Online High School programs work for students with a variety of schedules and backgrounds, said Sheila Verg, a physical education teacher with Insight. Yes, online physical education. Verg, who seems explain this a lot, said she has students keep a log of different activities that qualify for the class. That log has to be verified with another person, like a parent, and submitted each week. There is other work, too, but that settles

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Mings said. It can also be a good transition from home schooling for other students, Math teacher Nancee Gendreau said. Gendreau said teachers have live video of what would resemble classroom instruction. Those instructional videos are saved and posted online, along with assignments, information and other materials, so students can get to work whenever it’s convenient. “We pretty much say we’d like to see

Someone threw a hitch Jason Olsen’s lawn-mowing giddy up. Olsen, a 26-year-old Eden Prairie native, runs a serious lawn care business that he has grown since elementary school, but he ran into a snag this winter when more than $30,000 in equipment was stolen. Someone (or persons) made off with a locked 16-foot trailer and didn’t leave any breadcrumbs. This was disappointing to many who saw Olsen develop his company. One of them is his family’s neighbor, Jerry LaBarre. He saw Olsen’s business grow from the start. The summer before Olsen’s sixth-grade school year (he estimates), LaBarre was sitting in front of his garage like he often



Students, from left to right, Erika Kline, Clarissa Mings, Asal Ramadan and Ashyante Gill enjoy their online school’s prom night in a banquet room at Brunswick Zone in Eden Prairie on Friday, April 29.They, and approximately 500 others statewide, are enrolled in Insight School of Minnesota, an online high school that opened in 2008. (Photo by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers)

For more on what online students are doing, see page 11. the activity portion, anyway. But, for the whole online high school idea, the reason it works for students and teachers is the flexibility, Verg and others explained. There are some other reasons, too. “There’s like no drama. It’s amazing,”

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Eden Prairie resident found not guilty in rare murder case BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Though hard to fathom his family's distress, perhaps it was a bit of relief in a tragic incident. Randel Richardson's final court hearing was Thursday, April 28. It was when the judge was expected to give his ruling in the first-degree murder case. "My verdict in this case is not guilty," Hennepin County Court Judge Mark Wernick said. Around a dozen family members and supporters, including his wife and parents, sat by as Wernick explained Richardson, the 37-year-old from Eden Prairie, was suffering from psychotic depression at the time of his infant son's death last summer, and he did not understand the nature of what he was doing at the time, a conclusion that three psychologists had come to in three separate evaluations. Wernick went through the details of the death, which were the facts agreed upon by defense and prosecuting attorneys. The facts he laid out were strong enough for a first-degree murder conviction, he said, but given Richardson's psychiatric evaluation results, he acquitted him of the charges. A first-degree murder conviction would carry a sentencing of life in prison without parole, Wernick said during the trial. After the trial, Richardson's attorney Anthony Edwards said the ruling and situation is "very unusual with such a

serious crime." There are people with mental illness convicted of crimes, but in this case, Richardson didn’t realize what he was doing at the time was wrong, something concluded by three experts. Having one psychologist find that is rare, he said, much less three. "It is a perfect consensus," he said. Edwards said since the incident last July 31, Richardson has realized what happened last summer and has been "doing better" with medication he's received. The Richardson he met last summer and the one in the courtroom on Thursday were very different, he said. Richardson is now expected to undergo a 60-day psychological evaluation at a secure treatment facility, the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn., to determine if he is dangerous and should be admitted. He could also be admitted to a less-secure facility, Edwards said. Since the facility currently doesn't have any beds open, however, Wernick ruled to hold Richardson in Hennepin County Jail until space is available, which is expected to take about a week. Even though Richardson has not been convicted of anything, the judge can legally hold him before his evaluation, Edwards said. Edwards said he will leave the evaluations to the experts, but he hopes Richardson will eventually be fine and free again. "I hope that day will come," he said.

REUNIONS The following class reunions have been scheduled for this year: Bloomington Kennedy High School • 1991 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 23, Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Info: or Bloomington Lincoln High School • 1976 – 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington. Info:, Frank B. Kellogg High School • All school (1965-1986) – 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 30, John Rose CMYK

Oval, 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville. Info: 651267-0994 or Park High School • 1941 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 23, Bunny’s, 5916 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park. Richfield High School • 1981 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 13, Embassy Suites airport location. Info: or To add a reunion to this list, e-mail, fax 763-4247388 or call 763-424-7364.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Community Ed offers gluten-free cooking Eden Prairie Community Education is offering a gluten-free cooking class 6:458:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at Central Middle School, 8025 School Road. Participants can learn how to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, all gluten-free. The class costs $39. Registration is due by May 17 and available online. Info:

Breakfast to support AirExpo slated May 7 Wings of the North will be hosting its annual Flying Cloud Airport Pancake Breakfast 7-11 a.m. (or until supplies run out), Saturday, May 7, at the airport. Access to the breakfast is through Gate H at Flying Cloud Airport. The gate is adjacent to the Eden Prairie athletic fields approximately one mile west of Flying Cloud Drive on Pioneer trail. It is located at 14801 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Wings of the North is an IRS 501(c)3 non-

profit educational organization. The group produces the annual AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport which features 40 vintage aircraft and more than 50 aviation VIPs from World War II through the present. The pancake breakfast is a fundraiser to help support AirExpo 2011 (scheduled July 16-17) and other Wings of the North projects. The price of the breakfast is $6 per plate and includes sausage and scrambled eggs. Some aircraft are expected to be on display. Information about Wings of the North and AirExpo 2011 is available online: Info:

treatment, tips for managing daily activities of living and psychological coping skills. The discussion group is facilitated by physical therapists from Prairie Adult Care and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Free respite care is available with advance reservation in the licensed day center, Prairie Adult Care, for care receivers who do not choose to participate in the support group. Info:

Parkinson’s support group set for May 11 A Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting will be held 1:30-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Prairie Adult Care, located in the Victory Lutheran Church, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. The support group is for persons with Parkinson’s disease or related neurological disorders, their caregivers or both. Meetings focus on current research and





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FBI seeks information about bank robbery suspect Robbery in Eden Prairie, attempted in Bloomington SUN NEWSPAPERS STAFF REPORT The FBI is seeking information about a man who robbed two banks and attempted to rob another bank Tuesday, April 26. The banks were located in Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Faribault, according to Richard T. Thornton, acting special agent in charge of the Minneapolis FBI Office. According to the FBI: Just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, an employee of the United Educator's Credit Union located at 7912 Eden Road, Suite B, in Eden Prairie, unlocked the bank's front door to allow a man into the bank. The man had been knocking on the door while waiting in the rain. The bank was scheduled to

open at 8:30 a.m. The man had his back to the front door as it was being unlocked for business. Once the door was opened, the man turned around and displayed a handgun to the employee. He said, “This is a robbery. Don't call the police.” The robber walked to the teller counter and demanded money. The only teller on duty gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash, including a dye pack. The robber left the bank on foot and was last seen around the parking lot. Subsequent investigation revealed that the dye pack exploded outside the bank, and some money was recovered in the parking lot. Shortly after, around 9:15 a.m., a man entered the RichfieldBloomington Credit Union located at 4025 West Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington. He walked directly to the teller counter and displayed a handgun to the teller on duty. The robber demanded money, and the teller then walked to a

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The robber then left the bank on foot and was last seen headed in a southbound direction through the parking lot. The FBI believes the same individual is responsible for the two bank robberies and the attempted bank robbery. The same individual is also believed to be responsible for the robbery of the Sterling Bank in Savage, on April 11, and the robbery of the U.S. Federal Credit Union in Northfield, on April 14. The robber was described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5'9” and 6' tall, medium build and grey or hazel eyes. He was wearing white tennis shoes, blue jeans, a dark sweatshirt, a black hooded jacket, a black mask, a black knit hat and black gloves. No one was injured during the robberies. The FBI requests that anyone with information regarding these bank robberies contact the authorities involved in the case.




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STEM meeting draws crowd BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Students could have their hands full. In a good way. More than 60 people arrived Tuesday evening, May 3, at the Administrative Services Center Gym to hear about the choice STEM program that will start at the fifth grade this fall before becoming part of the entire K-6 coursework in future years for Eden Prairie School District students. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is about understanding and addressing questions or problems using all four of the disciplines, rather than just learning math or science concepts in isolation. According to Marsha Baisch, Interim Executive Director of Educational Services, the district is going to STEM because they believe it will improve student achievement, help students think critically, better understand relationships and solve real-world problems. There’s also a shortage of professionals in the medical and engineering fields, and they want students to be competitive in those areas. Baisch said STEM is for any kind of student, gifted and talented, an English language learner or anyone else. Students in the STEM classrooms next year will complete two or three projects throughout the year, have one or two outdoor activities and the district will maintain four or five partnerships with companies throughout the year, Baisch said. In STEM classroom, the biggest difference from a traditional classroom will be how the teacher instructs students. STEM will be student centered and teacher directed, Baisch said. Two Eden Prairie teachers, Kim Christensen and Allison Knopf, have been working with student-centered instruction and explained further. The instruction, which will use much of the same materials and lessons that already exist in elementary classroom, will come in five basic stages. They called it the five E’s — engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration and evaluation. Students will begin with a central question for each unit, to develop their curiosity about the subject, which they are then allowed to explore and collaborate with other students. Christensen said students then start making sense of the content in the explaining stage, where they explain how something works, construct their understanding of the subject and show they understand it. Details are solidified in the elaboration stage. Once that understanding is found, they then evaluate how the process went.

Knopf said under STEM, students will be doing more talking than teachers in the classroom, so it’s more engaging for them. When an audience member asked how shy or less forward students would fair in that system, Christensen and Knopf said teachers actually have more time to check in with individual students since they won’t spend so much time in front of the class, teaching the usual way. Addressing a question about STEM students being prepared for state standardized tests, Janet Pladson, the district’s Director of Teaching and Learning, said whether it’s a STEM classroom or not, the teaching will be based on the same standards. In STEM, they start by understanding what standards are expected, then the direct the curriculum toward those standards, but teach in a way that allows students to explore the material using the different disciplines. According to Pladson, teachers will have approximately 16 days of STEM training. There will be two training days before this school year ends, a week during the summer and six days throughout the next school year. When an audience member asked if that was enough training, Pladson said teachers are already trained in new standards and curriculum, so adding the project- and inquiry-based learning will be the plausible, additional step in STEM classrooms. Pladson said the district doesn’t foresee any negative consequences from the STEM program, and Doug Paulson, a STEM specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education, said from his perspective, the biggest change will come for teachers, who will transition to a teaching style that gives students a little more room to explore subjects, so it’s important to support those teachers, watch for their growth and let them understand it may take an extra day to reach a classroom understanding.

The current rollout plan Choice STEM classrooms will start at the fifth grade level for the 2011-2012 school year and expand after that, Baisch said. Next school year, there will be two STEM classrooms at Prairie View Elementary, Forest Hills Elementary and Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion and three STEM classrooms at Eagle Lake and Cedar Ridge elementary schools, Baisch said. For the 2012-2013 school year, aspects of STEM will be rolled out as part of regular curriculum all fifth grade classrooms, sixth-grade classrooms and fourth-grade classrooms. STEM: TO PAGE 10


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This Mother’s Day, offer your help – not just your thanks BY SARAH PETERSON • SUN NEWSPAPERS From my observations, mothers are often honored on Mother’s Day with a card, flowers and a simple “thank you.” Sometimes they are taken out to lunch at a restaurant – that’s one less meal to prepare and fewer dishes to wash, thank goodness. But that really doesn’t seem like much. So here’s a simple tip for husbands and significant others this Mother’s Day: Offer to help around the house, whether that means cooking, cleaning, laundry or other chores the wonderful woman in your life does regularly. If you’re ready to go beyond the basics, then ask her what she thinks needs to be done. You’ll score some great brownie points that way.

Not only are you helping her work on her own “honey-do” list, you’re also showing her that her priorities can be your priorities. You’re offering to share her burdens. That’s better than a bouquet of flowers any day. The best part is, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day to roll around. This trick is good every day of the year. I hadn’t thought about it before, but this really does impress someone who does a lot of the household chores. Get out of work, go home, and there’s another long to-do list waiting for you on the table, and the list hasn’t changed much from when you wrote it two days ago. Maybe you’ve crossed one task off and added two more. THANKS: TO PAGE 14

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We’re expanding our letters word limit We are trying out something new in the Eden Prairie Sun-Current. Starting next week, to better serve our readers and letter writers, we’re expanding our word limit from 250 words to 350 words for Letters to the Editor. We are offering more room in the paper so you can have more room to speak your mind. All other letters to the editor policies will still apply, especially during election time. If you would like to send us a letter, the deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the following Thursday’s publication. And, all letters must list the letter writer’s name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers for verification purposes. But, only the writer’s name and city of residence will be published, and we will not share the letter writer’s contact information. We’d love to hear from you, and there are a few ways to get us your letter. Mail it to us at 33 Second St. N.E., P.O. Box 280, Osseo, MN 55369. You can fax it to us at 763-424-7388. Email us at, and you can also submit it on our website, You can also call us anytime at 763-425-3323. We hope to hear from you soon.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Trash issue To the editor: “Not in my backyard” is often loudly voiced when discussing the disposal of garbage. So, it was no surprise to read about Eden Prairie’s negative reaction to the thought of having the garbage from Hopkins transferred to their territory. This got me to thinking of how cavalier and unaware most of us are about the disposal of our community’s garbage and our own garbage. What if instead of having our garbage hauled off weekly we were responsible for storing all the garbage we produce at our own place of residence – literally right in our own yards? If we knew our castoffs would be staring at us in perpetuity from our homes we might reconsider getting take-out in a Styrofoam container, frequently updating our electronic gadgets

or ever again purchasing bottled water. We might also rethink how to roof our house, knowing that a huge pile of asphalt shingles could be a permanent eye sore and possible pollutant on our property. The convenience of being able to toss things away, not worrying about the mounds of trash this generates, has lead us to buy things carelessly. A website, “Recycling Revolution,” notes that much of what we throw away could be recycled. It is also shamefully mentioned that the U.S. is the top trash producing country in the world, at 1,609 pounds per person per year. Seems it is time for us all to buy less, reuse and recycle more, least our children inherit a vast waste site. Daniel Johnson Crystal

An open letter to Rep. Kirk Stensrud To the editor: I am dismayed to see news that legislative leaders are introducing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. I hope you will vote against it when it comes to the House floor for a vote, as there are a host of reasons why it is a terrible idea. A significant number of bills proposed by your colleagues have focused on tearing down handgun control regulations, allowing logging in state parks, further restrictions on women’s health care choices and other overtly partisan issues. This ballot measure would play into this significant thread of culture war by Republican leaders and has nothing to do with the truly pressing issues our state faces. As such, it

decreases Minnesotans’ confidence in our government and our leaders, a confidence that we desperately need in trying times. There are many in our community who are already disappointed in the conduct of this Legislature. It is incumbent upon you to represent the interests of all your constituents, and the people of our district are not interested in political tit-for-tat at the expense of civil rights. We are interested, as we always have been, in economic opportunity, strong public schools, a solid social safety net and modernizing our crumbling transit infrastructure. This ballot initiative has nothing to do with the priorities of our friends and neighbors in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. I sincerely hope that when LETTERS: TO PAGE 9


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Telling tears BY REV. BRENDAN PRIGGE • GUEST COLUMNIST “Jesus Wept.” -John 11:35 That’s your memory work for today. Two words. A noun and a verb. What do we learn from them? The occasion was the death of Lazarus. There are a lot of interesting angles to this story but let’s focus on this one. Jesus cried. Crying usually indicates some kind of deep feeling or emotion like pain or sadness. As obvious as it may seem, it’s worth noting that Jesus actually has deep feelings and emotions. He’s not a machine, cold and unfeeling. Jesus empathized with Mary and Martha because their brother had just died. At the same time, his were not strictly empathetic tears. Jesus was experiencing his own grief at the death of a friend. I find it intriguing how Jesus almost compartmentalizes his emotions, because a few minutes later, Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. Why would he cry about Lazarus being dead when he knew that in a minute he would be alive again? Perhaps it’s evidence that for God, knowing the future doesn’t eliminate present emotion. Jesus grieved when it was time to grieve and rejoiced when it

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Gov’t should not provide safety net for life choices To the editor: This is in regard to Dr. Alan Lifson's column last week: Dr. Lifson does not mention the most effective preventive for STI’s: abstinence. It has been known to work 100 percent of the time. If our sex education programs simply provide a manual for having safe sex while tacitly approving sex out of wedlock, we truly have failed our youth.

was time to rejoice. Perhaps we can take a cue from Jesus and acknowledge that it’s OK to be sad for a time, even though we know everything will be all right. Those two words printed above also remind me that when we experience pain and sadness, God is not laughing. He doesn’t delight in your pain. Jesus wept. God wept as his friends grieved and he wept because of his own loss. He empathizes with you as well. God is not your enemy. He’s your closest friend. That also means God rejoices when you rejoice. God is perfectly in tune with you and not only knows how you feel, he cares. I’ll admit, I don’t know the logistics of this whole thing. How can Jesus be happy with me when I’m happy and at the same time be sad with you if you’re sad? No matter. He’s God, I don’t expect to understand Him. But this verse is further evidence that our Savior cares deeply for us and empathizes with us. That’s enough to keep me clinging to Him through faith. The Rev. Brendan Prigge is pastor of Victory Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. He can be reached at

We have also failed our youth if we do not treat these young people as adults. Dr. Lifson’s column seems to focus on the midteens to mid-twenties age group. Once this group has had the causes and results of STI’s explained to them, let them make their own decisions. It can be very hip and cool to be naughty but as adults, they should understand that there are consequences to their actions and that society cannot and will not always be there to bail them out of trouble they got themselves into. The legislature has no obligation to provide a safety net for “on purpose” behavior whether it is smoking, excessive drinking, illegal drugs, or sex out of wedlock. All of these acts begin with a voluntary action on the part of these young people. To blame the legislature for not providing a safety net for the consequences of irresponsible behavior while tacitly tolerating or even approving the very acts that create these consequences is not an answer. Bob Green Bloomington


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COMMUNITY NOTES Library events The Eden Prairie Library has a couple upcoming events for children and adults. The following events will take place at the Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Dr.: • Celebrate Children’s Book Week: Steamroller Printing The printmaking event for children in Kindergarten and older has been sched-

uled 12-4 p.m., Saturday, May 7, Participants can create an ink print that highlights their favorite reads. ArtOrg will have their steamroller gassed up and ready to go for the final step in the printmaking process. Program takes place in the parking lot. The event will be indoors if it rains. • Spice and Slice of Asia: Burmese, Chinese and Laotian Storytelling The storyteller event has been scheduled 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21.

Storytellers will highlight their reasons for leaving their native land, their journey to America and their “American experience,” followed by questions and discussion. It will also feature dance performance from each ethnic group. Stories tie in with the “Legacies of War” exhibit at Brookdale Library during May. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Info: 612-543-6275.

STEM FROM PAGE 5 In 2013-2014 school year, STEM will be rolled out for grades K-3 as well. Paulson said even though school districts incorporate STEM in different ways, three years is a general timeline for the processed roll out that Eden Prairie is planning at this point, he said. As for STEM after sixth grade, Baisch said the district is working on a plan, which could involve transitioning Eden

Calvary Church retreat Calvary Church, 5300 France Ave. S., in Edina is hosting a “Friends for Jesus” retreat for adults with developmental disabilities 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The day will include fun activities involving music, crafts, lunch and worship. The theme is “Love God, Love Others.” Info: 952-890-6821.

Prairie High School’s engineering program, Project Lead the Way, into Central Middle School. When an audience member asked how students will be selected for next year’s STEM classrooms, Baisch said they will be based on a form that was due April 1, and classroom placements have begun, but parents should contact their principal if they are interested in enrolling their student and didn’t fill out the form. Baisch said if there is more interest than available slots, the district will have to figure out a selection process. Info:

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Online school helps tennis player study from afar BY ROXI REJALI • CONTRIBUTING WRITER Erik Nordahl wakes up at the crack of dawn to run sprints and two-mile runs. That’s a warm-up for at least four hours of tennis training and practice every day. It’s part of the 17-year-old’s plan to become a topranked college tennis player and then hit the professional circuit. In United States Tennis Association (USTA) competition last year, Nordahl was ranked 25th nationally in the age 16 category. As an Edina High School sophomore he was runner-up in the 2010 state singles tournament. As a freshman he won the 2009 state doubles championship with teammate Steven Pjevach. “I’ve always loved tennis. I feel like I’m one of the most competitive people out there,” said Nordahl, currently a junior. Nordahl attended Bloomington schools through seventh grade and later attended and played tennis at Edina through open enrollment. These days he calls Eden Prairie home, where his mother lives, when his busy schedule allows him a visit to Minnesota. Last year Nordahl decided to step up his tennis training at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch near San Antonio, Texas. The full-time academy’s weekday schedule is rigorous; students rise at 6:30 a.m. and turn out the lights by 10:30 p.m. Schedules for about 100 students are packed with tennis drills, matches and fitness training. Nordahl’s discipline and hard work resulted in a 100-position jump in his rankings last year, said academy director Phil Hendrie. “Erik improved in his national ranking more than I’ve seen anybody improve in that space of time,” Hendrie said. His speed, endurance and self-confidence will pave the way to college and a possible professional career, Hendrie said. “Erik’s strength, mentally, is that he believes in himself,” Hendrie said. “He believes that when he goes on the court, his work ethic is going to allow him to wear people down and to find a way to win the match.” At the academy, Nordahl completes schoolwork through the Insight School of Minnesota, an online public school based in Brooklyn Center. During several mandatory study sessions every day, he logs onto his laptop computer to complete assignments and dis-

cuss schoolwork with teachers. His courses include honors English and Advanced Placement biology, world history and economics. He maintains a 4.0 grade point average. Nordahl does well with online coursework because he’s a disciplined and motivated student-athlete, said his English teacher Katie Schultz. “Students like Erik have already demonstrated that they can multitask and be successful in numerous things at once,” she said. Nordahl’s accomplishments extend beyond the tennis court. As children, Nordahl and his older sister Lilly were encouraged to excel academically and to try a wide range of activities. Nordahl tried tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, piano and art. Tennis was his favorite. His mother Fawn Chang lives in Eden Prairie, his father Tom Nordahl lives in Bloomington; the couple is divorced. Nordahl began playing tennis at age 5 and he remembers waking up in the middle of the night to watch his heroes Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras play in Australian Open tournaments. Worried about sports injuries, his mother tried to steer Nordahl toward piano. He began playing at age 5 and won several area junior piano competitions. By age 11 he had performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. “Piano was very promising for me, but I always felt like my passion was on the court,” he said. “I always felt a pull, it’s kind of almost like a magnetic pull that would bring me back to the tennis courts.” Several colleges are recruiting Nordahl for their tennis programs and he recently visited Harvard University and Princeton University campuses to meet with coaches. He expects to make a college decision by early fall, at the beginning of his senior year. He hopes to prepare for a professional career by learning from top college coaches and players. “I’d love to continue that after college,” he said. “But at the same time, I know how difficult being a professional athlete is and how risky it is, sometimes. I also want to be able to have a solid degree from a great school so that I can have something to fall back on, if my dreams don’t end up coming through.”


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Seva Football an exercise in service Edina teens provide soccer equipment to girls in India, Vietnam BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS When Tara Gupta missed tryouts for the Edina High School soccer team, she found another way to occupy her time. In the nearly three years since, she’s provided more than 500 pieces of soccer equipment to girls in India and Vietnam through Seva Football, an effort as time-consuming “as playing a sport,” she said. Now she and other members of the Edina High School student group are hoping to add a third country to Seva’s roster. Seva uses soccer to uplift girls and communities based on two principles, Tara said. The first is that playing soccer, called football in most parts of the world, teaches life skills like sportsmanship and teamwork. And second, communities become stronger when girls have access to sports. Tara, a junior and president of Seva, said she was upset when she had to visit family in India the summer of 2008, missing the start of her first high school sports season. “I thought if I can’t play this season, I should help other girls who would never get the opportunity to,” she said. On past trips to India, she’d seen girls trying to play soccer with bare feet on rocky fields. So before departing, she contacted coaches with the Edina Soccer Club, where she’s been on teams since childhood, to seek donations. She asked them to collect used cleats, shin guards, balls and other soccer accessories. Her family packed the items in their luggage, and Seva Football was born. “Seva means service in Hindi, which is the language we speak in India,” Tara said, “and it really is about service.” On that first trip to India, she distributed equipment to girls in

Edina High School juniors Tara Gupta, left, and Mary Beth Stafford, right, lead student group Seva Football, which provides soccer equipment to girls around the globe. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers) Allahabad, a city of over 1 million people in the northeastern state of Uttar Pradesh. With the help of volunteer coaches, including local high school students, the girls receive training in a daily after-school program. “The sport is awesome,” said Mary Beth Stafford, a junior and vice president of Seva Football. She got involved in 2009, when Seva Football joined the Youth Serving Youth program at Edina High School, which encourages youth leadership, service and social awareness. Mary Beth, who plays soccer with the competitive Minnesota Thunder Academy and is captain of the Edina High School team, said in addition to the game itself, she loves soccer for the intangible skills it imbues. Tara and Mary Beth said soccer empowers girls by increasing their confidence and self-esteem, teaching teamwork and communication and improving their health. “When they play a sport they mean something,” Tara said. “The biggest thing was uplifting these girls that really need it.” The pair leads fundraising

efforts year round, both through community events, like an upcoming fundraiser Friday, May 20, at Davanni’s in Edina, and the group’s website, About 10 group members help advertise and run the events. By partnering with local restaurants and selling candy bars on campus, Seva raises just over $500 a year, said Tara. So far it has collected approximately 500 pieces of gear from drives at local schools and soccer associations. In 2009, Tara went back to Allahabad, where she delivered more equipment to Crosthwaite Girls School. Last summer, Seva expanded to Vietnam. Julia Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese Amerasian Society in Minnesota, works with Tara’s mother at the University of Minnesota. She had planned a trip to Vietnam last summer, and volunteered to help Seva set up a program at her childhood school Hung Tran High School, in rural Dai Hai, Vietnam. “In America, you have more opportunities than in Asia, especially in my country,” said

Nguyen, noting there are few teams even for boys outside populous city areas, and none for girls. With $500 raised by Seva Football, she ordered full uniforms – from socks to jerseys emblazoned with Seva – for 25 girls, as well as soccer balls and nets. She drove the equipment from Ho Chi Minh to the school, where a teacher has volunteered to coach the team. Nguyen said participating in sports gives girls a new outlet in Vietnam, and by improving health and relieving stress, can also enhance education. She praised Seva for its work. “They’re giving others opportunity and sharing their own time,” Nguyen said. “That’s a beautiful gesture.” Seva is also reaching out to immigrant populations in Minnesota. This winter, in collaboration with La Oportunidad, a Minneapolis nonprofit serving the Latino community, it delivered soccer balls as holiday gifts to needy children. It also helps secure volunteer Edina referees for Hmong College Prep Academy games in St. Paul. Seva Football is now working on expanding to Uruguay in South America. Tara said she is

in talks with the government’s Ministry of Sports and Partners of the Americas to see how it can help launch the nonprofit’s program A Ganar, which uses football to help at-risk youth in Latin America develop job skills. “Soccer is my life,” said Mary Beth, who plans to work with her Minnesota Thunder Academy teammates to start Seva chapters at schools around the state. “I love it and it’s hard to see people who don’t get to enjoy it as much as I do.” Tara said seeing firsthand the appreciation the girls have for the equipment, she knows Seva is making a difference, even with limited resources. “When I left India the first time, there was one girl that didn’t get a pair of cleats,” Tara said. “We’re always collecting equipment. Even if it’s just one pair of cleats we want it, because maybe that one girl would be able to play.” From 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, Davanni’s Pizza and Hot Hoagies, 5124 Gus Young Lane, Edina, will donate a portion of all profits to help Seva bring soccer to girls around the globe. For more information on the event, or how to donate equipment, visit

A team of 12-year-old girls in Dai Hai, Vietnam, is funded by Edina-based Seva Football. The student organization seeks to empower girls around the world through soccer. (Submitted photo)

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Plymouth woman works so that others can race that point on “I redirected my volunteer efforts toward Race for the Cure.” Blumberg-Tendle helped with comFor the 19th consecutive year, munications prior to the first race, and Denise Blumberg-Tendle is not walkwas there to assist at the race in 1993. ing in the Race for the Cure. She returned year after year, eventualA breast cancer survivor, Blumbergly serving as chairwoman of the race Tendle has never had the time to parin 2000 and 2001. In 2009 she was hired ticipate, she is too busy each year as the mission manager for the working as a volunteer during the Minnesota chapter. Her duties as misrace. sion manager include That will be no difoverseeing the grant ferent this year during program that provides the 19th annual Susan Did you know? funding to a variety of G. Komen Race for the Cure, which begins and • There were 64 participants who educational programs ends Sunday morning, raised $1,000 or more through and services involved in the fight against May 8, outside Mall of pledges on 2010. America in • Those 64 participants raised more breast cancer. Blumberg-Tendle Bloomington. than $130,000, an average of more never imagined she’d Blumberg-Tendle of than $2,000 per person. Plymouth had been a • Participants consumed more than be so heavily involved volunteer for the 65,000 bottles of donated Chippewa with the organization when she volunteered American Cancer water at the 2010 race. Society when the first • The ration of women to men par- for its first race in 1993. Now she works full time Race for the Cure was ticipating in the event is about 3:1. held in 1993. Her moth- • The oldest participant in 2010 was on behalf of an organier had been diagnosed a 96-year-old breast cancer sur- zation and cause she believes in. “It was like with breast cancer in vivor. a dream come true for 1977, and had successme,” she said. ful surgery and treatment, Blumberg-Tendle recalled. But years later her mother’s cancer returned. Her mother’s second bout The race attracts thousands of with breast cancer ended with her breast cancer survivors, their supportdeath, a death that preceded Blumbergers and friends and family of breast Tendle’s own breast cancer diagnosis cancer victims. Some simply pay the by a few months in 1989, she explained. registration fee and participate in the “I thought I was going to suffer and die five-kilometer walk or race outside the like my mom did,” she said. mall, or the one-kilometer walk inside Blumberg-Tendle detected her canthe mall. Others raise pledges in concer early, however, and not only surjunction with their participation, vived, but has also become a signifiBlumberg-Tendle said. cant part of the local effort to fight On race day the registration fee is breast cancer. “We’ll continue holding $35 for adults, $17 for children 12 and this event until there is a cure,” she under. The fees are reduced for those said. who register online prior to race day. Having been a caregiver for her The first of the events is the start of mother during her second bout with the wheelchair 5K race at 7:25 a.m., folbreast cancer, and surviving it herself, lowed by the 5K run at 7:30. The 5K Blumberg-Tendle “wanted to do somewalk begins at 9, with the 1K walk thing to make a difference,” she said. beginning at 9:30 on the mall’s second “I know what it’s like to lose someone floor. you love.” A health expo and refreshments are The Susan G. Komen for the Cure available in the north parking lot from foundation didn’t have a Twin Cities 7-10, and a survivor celebration comchapter in the early 1990s, so mences at 11 on the first floor of the Blumberg-Tendle became a volunteer mall. for the American Cancer Society. A Kids for the Cure Fun Run is 3 When planning was underway for the p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the north inaugural Race for the Cure in 1993, a parking lot at Mall of America. friend recommended that BlumbergTendle join the organization. From CURE: TO NEXT PAGE BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS

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Cure FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Registration for the run being at 2. The organization directs 75 percent of its proceeds to Minnesota programs and services, with 25 percent going to the national chapter, which funds programs and services around the country, BlumbergTendle explained. The Minnesota affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure receives a variety of donations throughout the year – from refreshments for race day to office space inside Mall of America – to keep its overhead expenses to 11 percent of money raised through the race and other fundraising mechanisms, she noted.

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Thanks FROM PAGE 6 I didn’t come up with this idea on my own. In fact, my own husband is the catalyst for this column. He called me one recent Wednesday afternoon as he was driving from work. He knew he would beat me home by at least an hour, so he called me at my office desk line. “Can you think of anything that needs to get done?” he asked. “You mean, in the way of chores at home?” I responded in wonder. Yep, that’s what he was calling about.

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Texas grub: Dickey’s saucy menu arrives in Plymouth Edina natives open barbecue style restaurant, plan future establishments BY PAUL WAHL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Plymouth and Wayzata area residents no longer have to catch a plane to get a mouth full of Texas-style barbecue. A franchise of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. opened earlier this year on Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth. The eatery held its grand opening last week. “We were waiting for better weather,â€? said Eric Snover, co-owner. His younger brother, Jon, is in the business with him. Together the Edina natives also operate a franchise in Shakopee that has been open for a year. The restaurants offer ribs, chicken, pork, hot links and brisket, most of which is hickory smoked in a large proprietary smoker. Diners can also select a variety of salads, sides and desserts. The Snover brothers both recommend the chopped brisket to the 250 or so customers who visit the Plymouth store each day, mostly for lunch. Eric was the first to encounter the

Dickey’s product while attending Southern Methodist University, a private school with 11,000 students located in the heart of Dallas. “It was my favorite place to get barbecue,� said Eric, 27, noting that the opportunities for saucy dining were far greater there than in Minnesota. After returning home to Edina after college, Eric began job-hunting. Finding few options, he turned his attention to researching franchises and remembered his Dickey’s experience. Jon had also recently returned to Minnesota from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. It seemed like a good fit. The Shakopee store opened in April 2010 and they say response has been great. Opening restaurants in an economic environment that can only be described as unfriendly has raised some eyebrows, the Snovers admit. But the sluggish economy served as a plus. Both locations are former Umbria

Pizza outlets. That company, another franchise operation, locked its doors in Shakopee in 2009 and later closed in Plymouth. Leases on both locations were “great deals,� Eric said, plus a good portion of the equipment left behind has been put to use. What wasn’t usable was auctioned. The quick-serve barbecue chain has grown from 26 stores in 1999 to 120 in 2010. The company’s growth rate the past two years has averaged 35 percent, the company claims. Dickey’s began franchising in 1994. “Our progress is surprising to a lot of folks, but it makes sense,� said Roland Dickey Jr., president of Dickey’s. “People want to get out of the rat race and own their own business. In turn, these new stores are employing lots of people who otherwise would still be looking for jobs.� The Plymouth franchise averages 15 to 20 workers, many of them line servers. A vital job is placing the meats in the

smoker each evening at 7:30 p.m. and removing it and preparing it to serve the next morning. The 3,100-square-foot restaurant seats 90 indoor and another 115 outdoors, weather permitting. According to information provided by Dickey’s, a franchise can be purchased for a total investment of between $58,000 and $394,000 with a $15,000 initial franchise fee. By comparison, the average McDonald’s franchise begins at $250,00. The Snovers are looking to open a third Dickey’s probably somewhere in Dinkytown or a downtown location. The brothers recently hired a general manager and are looking forward to “getting a day off.� Grand openings regularly feature $1 sandwiches and door prizes. A portion of proceeds from the day will be donated to Children’s Cancer Research Fund. A barbecue-eating contest and fundraiser is also planned with the Minnesota finals occurring May 16 at the Plymouth location, 3195 Vicksburg Lane.

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The Edina-based Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club is dedicating its Spring Ice Show performance Friday, May 6, to the memory of Cindy Robb, a longtime Braemar volunteer and skating mom to her youngest daughter Catherine. Robb died in a house fire Monday, April 18, in Edina. “The Spring Ice Show really brings together our skating family and the Edina community as a whole,” said David Litteken, past president and current member of the skating club’s board of directors. “Cindy Robb gave much of her time to help with the Ice Show over many, many years. Cindy took much joy in watching Catherine skate at Braemar from elementary school through her senior year at Edina High School.” During the Friday performance, skaters will pay tribute to Cindy and her family. Husband Peder Robb and daughters Catherine and Melissa plan to be at the ice show for the tribute. In addition, club members will collect monetary contributions benefiting the Fraser School in Richfield. Robb’s oldest daughter, Melissa, was a student at

Fraser, a nationally renowned nonprofit serving children and adults with special needs through comprehensive education, healthcare and housing services. The ice show is 6:30 p.m. on both Friday, May 6/ and Saturday, May 7, at Braemar Ice Arena, 7501 Ikola Way, in Edina. Tickets are available at the arena box office on the days of the performances, and cost $7 for adult and $5 for seniors and students. Info:

Climate film showing set for May 5 The film “Everything’s Cool” will be shown 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina. Admission is free. It is the second in a series of films about climate change being shown at Southdale Library the first Thursday evening each month April through July. The comedic documentary tackles a serious topic: the gap between the scientific understanding of climate change and the inaction by political representatives. Eco-conscious celebrities Salma Hayek and Jake Gyllenhaal make appearances, along with founder Bill McKibben. The “Climate SOS Film Series” is sponsored by I n f o :

Wildflower walk May 8 around Lake Cornelia Take a guided walk to see Lake Cornelia’s wildflowers 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in Edina. Ecologist Kevin Clay will discuss the individual species and plant community types present at Lake Cornelia in Rosland Park. Clay began organizing community volunteers in spring 2008 to remove noxious weeds in this area so that the native plants could flourish. Mature oak woodlands surround Lake Cornelia. There are also several areas with a diverse understory of woodland wildflowers. Clay will include a historical outlook on the site over the last century. In addition to identifying the wildflowers present, noxious weeds will also be identified with tips for removal. The walk will begin at the Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St. Info: 952-941-3542 (Dianne Plunkett Latham). – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Karen Platt, chair of the Edina Garden Council’s annual plant sale, checks on hanging flower baskets Wednesday, April 27, in the Arneson Acres Park greenhouse. The plant sale Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at the park is the group’s main fundraiser. Proceeds help the group’s members plant thousands of seedlings for city parks each year. (Photo by Katie Mintz • Sun Newspapers)

Edina Garden Council plant sale grows on Road construction, weather won’t interfere with May 6, 7 sale at Arneson Acres BY KATIE MINTZ • SUN NEWSPAPERS Cold weather and road construction can’t stop the Edina Garden Council from trying to beautify the city. The nonprofit’s 38th annual plant sale is Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at Arneson Acres Park, 4711 W. 70th St., to raise money for city garden projects. Karen Platt, plant sale chair, said customers would be able to access the park this Mother’s Day weekend despite the beginning of West 70th Street reconstruction last month. The street has been closed to through traffic east of the park between France Avenue and Cornelia Drive. Platt said that section is expected to be open westbound Friday and Saturday, allowing passage to the park from France Avenue. Platt said the easiest way to access the park is still from Highway 100. Arneson Acres is located about a block

east of the 70th Street exit. And while the spring planting season is about two weeks behind last year due to frigid temperatures, Platt said it has “actually been a more typical winter.” “We’ve been working right along,” she said. “Despite the cloudy weather, things are starting to bloom.” For the sale, the roughly 120 Edina Garden Council members begin raising annuals at the Arneson Acres greenhouse in February, as well as bring winter-hardened perennials from their own gardens, like day lilies, hostas and ferns. “You’ll know if they survived this winter, they’re hardened,” said Platt. Other plants for sale, including herbs and vegetables, are purchased from a commercial supplier. Platt said this year, a five-person committee handmade about 200 hanging flower baskets – a popular Mother’s Day gift item – with unique combinations of plants outside the usual geraniums and impatiens offered at big box stores. “We had fun,” Platt said. “We came up with a lot of new designs.” A 10-inch basket costs $20. A 12-inch PLANTS: TO PAGE 20


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COMMUNITY NOTES Women’s Fire Service Expo is May 21 Women interested in learning the skills of a firefighter are invited to the sixth annual Women’s Fire Service Expo in Edina. The expo is 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, 7525 Braemar Blvd.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in fighting a fire, cutting apart a car and executing a forcible entry. A physical agility test will also be offered. The Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Hopkins Fire Departments are sponsors of the expo. Registration by May 15 is required. Registration is available online at Info:

Richfield city manager to sit at ‘Roundtable’ Richfield City Manager Steve Devich will appear on the “Republican Roundtable” television show in May. Devich will discuss projects planned or underway in Richfield. Republican Roundtable is produced by Senate District 63 Republicans and is hosted by Tim Erlander and Marc

Sullivan. The show airs in Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Hopkins on cable channel 15 at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. Mondays. It airs in Bloomington on cable channel 16 at 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

DFL Senate District 42 fundraiser under way DFL Senate District 42, which includes Eden Prairie and portions of Minnetonka, has begun its round of fundraising events with its second spring plant fundraiser with Chanhassen’s Holasek Greenhouses. By purchasing gift certificates ordered through DFL Senate District 42, residents will raise funds for the party. The certificates are accepted at the greenhouse, 8610 Galpin Blvd., and also at the Gardens by Grandma greenhouses in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Chaska and Shakopee shopping area parking lots. The fundraiser ends May 31. Info:

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Pat Williams hangs with Camp Fire kids Long-time defensive lineman Pat Williams joins kids for a photo op during a brief bowling field trip the Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council children on Monday, May 2, at the Brunswick Zone in Eden Prairie. Williams helped kids out with their bowling forms and donated $12,000 to the organization. Around 1,500 Twin Cities children are involved with Camp Fire USA programs, including a free out of school program for children living in low-income housing developments. (Photo by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers)

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parks. Plant sales also help fund larger projects like the gazebo and fountain at Arneson Acres Park and provide scholarships for students in areas of hortiFROM PAGE 17 culture and landscaping. There will be several experienced basket is $24. For the first time, there gardeners on hand to answer queswill also be a limited number of hanging tions at the plant sale. Platt expects vegetable baskets with tomatoes, pepmany customers will want to know pers and herbs for $24. when it’ll finally be warm enough to Platt said prices at the sale are lower put their plants in than many nursthe ground. eries. Four-packs of The seven neighannuals, herbs and borhood clubs that vegetables will go comprise the Edina for $2. Annuals in What: Edina Garden Council Plant Sale 3.5-inch and 4-inch Where: Arneson Acres Park, 4711 W. 70th Garden Council are each responsible for pots are $3.25 to St., Edina $3.75. Prices vary for When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, and one city garden bed. If it’s any indication, larger perennials 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7 she said they used to and annuals. Information: plant the Monday folProceeds from the lowing the plant sale, sale – the group’s but this year they’ll wait a week until major fundraiser – are used for horticulMonday, May 16. tural improvements and garden beautiPlatt said the plant sale will be held fication in Edina. Each year Garden rain or shine. The Edina Garden Council members purchase supplies and Council accepts cash or check with ID plant thousands of seedlings for the at the plant sale. approximately 100 garden beds at city

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Growing up in Edina, Jim Ellis was fascinated by James Bond and his ingenious contraptions. At an early age, he began making his own. His neighborhood was the first to have a weed whip when he was 8. At 12 he learned to weld, and by 15 he was building go-carts from scratch, he said. “It’s always exciting to do something that’s never been done before,” said Ellis. “Everybody has a gift, something they’re good at. Me, I just come up with things.” For the last 30 years, as president of Edina-based Environmental Products of Minnesota, Inc., his work has been more run-of-the-mill. With a degree in industrial engineering, he primarily designs air filtration and dust collection systems for other companies. But recently, he was asked to help remove harmful substances from water. It’s not poison from Bond-esque villains but still exciting work, he said. “I got bit by the humanitarian bug,” said Ellis, who lives in Edina with high school sweetheart and wife Teri Ellis. “It’s extremely rewarding.”

As part of an Oxfam International pilot program, Ellis created a filtration system to provide healthy drinking water to an African community plagued by fluorosis, a bone-wasting condition caused by the high mineral content of the water in the region. He’s also working on a mobile unit for when disaster strikes. Oxfam commissioned the prototype from PROtector Treatment Systems, LLC, for the remote village of Longech in the Turkana region of Kenya. According to Ellis, the organizations were trying to find a way to reduce both salt and fluoride in water when he was hired as PROtector’s director of engineering and production. “We put fluoride in our water, but many countries have naturally 10 or 20 times the safe human level in their water,” Ellis said. “The water in this particular well was 16 time World Health Organization suggested levels.” According to WHO, while good for dental health at low levels, long-term ingestion of large amounts can lead to potentially severe skeletal problems including calcification of ligaments. Ellis’ invention has now been up and running at full speed since January. He said it wasn’t always smooth sailing. When he began work on the project about three years ago, he had to conPROTECTOR: TO PAGE 24 – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Online FROM PAGE 1 kids get five hours in a day,” Gendreau said. Huber said staff can keep track of when students are logging in, logging off and what work has been done in between. “So, we are aware of students that are keeping up with expectations and those that are not,” Huber said. Around 5 percent of students work 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., he said. It’s not something he’d advocate, but it demonstrates the flex-

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ibility. With the online program, teachers are licensed, the school is accredited and students must meet state standards and can go onto college, Huber said. “When they graduate,” Huber said, “they would meet the same requirements that a Brooklyn Center student would meet, except the delivery is online.” The school also receives per-pupil funding like any other Brooklyn Center school, Huber said, and the enrollment process is much like open enrolling from one public school district to another. Except that student could live in Duluth.

Standard per-pupil funding from the state of Minnesota is $5,124 per student. It’s unclear how much it costs to run the online school program. Reports were not made available before this article went to press. One common misconception is that online high school, with its flexibility (and lack of drama), is easier than traditional schooling, Huber said. The curriculum can still be challenging, and the day-to-day problems are a little different than what you’d face in a traditional school’s hallways, Huber said. But keeping students motivated is still a staple.

“Even though it’s a really nice day outside, you have to go to school,” Huber said. Gendreau said roughly the same thing. Since “going to school” in this case can simply mean turning on the school-issued laptop (a free rental), the temptation to not turn on that computer can be strong, she said. But, keeping in contact with students through email, online chatting and phone are the best way to keep in touch with students and keep them on track, Gendreau said. And, Mings said teachers have been great about responding to questions or concerns. Overall, the students who succeed in online high school are those who are goal oriented or have a strong support system at home, Verg said. Info:


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The Ridgeview Elementary School Families are hosting a celebration honoring Jacqueline Preston for her 35 years of teaching. The Open House is 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, May 15 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. A short program will begin at 2:30 pm. Those wishing to participate should indicate when replying. RSVP by email to: Cards, notes and RSVP’s may be mailed to: Mrs. Preston’s Celebration, PO Box 386354, Bloomington, MN 55438

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Thursday, May 12 • Cribbage – 1 p.m. • Progressive Dinner – 4:30 p.m. All activities take place at the Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Road. Info: 952-279-8050. – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Mowed down FROM PAGE 1 did, and he saw the young Olsen pushing a lawnmower in front of LaBarre’s driveway, on his way to one of his first lawn-care gigs. “He’d be gone for quite a while,” LaBarre said. “I’d wave. He’d wave back.” The next summer, Olsen, this neighbor kid with a lawnmower, was at it again. So, LaBarre stopped him one day, he said. “I said, ‘Hey, fella, I’m gonna give you something right now. You’re gonna make it. You know what it takes,’” LaBarre said he told him. The man was right. Starting with just a few neighborhood lawns and distributing flyers in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, he steadily gained more work and was pretty established by High School, according to his account. He hired his friends for extra help, bought a Jeep, a trailer, had commercial-size lawn equipment and other materials. It kept growing. He paid for that Jeep, his first car, by himself. He paid for a

lot by himself, he said. “I felt bad taking money from [my parents],” Jason Olsen said. He now owns a home in Excelsior, too, he said. “He was pretty much self sufficient and managing most of his finances by himself and saving money at the same time, which is tough,” his father Mark Olsen said. Jason was just following in the footsteps of his dad, who opened a flower store in Hopkins with Jason’s grandfather in the 1970s and ran until he sold it seven years ago, Mark Olsen said. In the ’70s, Mark Olsen said, he started selling flowers door-to-door, but then bought the greenhouse from owners of the Hopkins Greenhouse. Even while going through an entrepreneurial program at the University if Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Jason came home on weekends to mow his customers’ lawns, he said. He now has around 100 clients, mainly residents in the Eden Prairie area, but he also has a few businesses. Other than mowing, his operation also includes aeration, de-thatching, yard cleanup, some irrigation system maintenance, and snowplowing and shoveling in the winter. Olsen’s operation is called Minnesota Ground Control. He just changed it from Olsen Enterprise.

He hasn’t done much marketing, he said, but he plans on distributing some flyers and sending some direct mail materials – on a bit larger scale than the flyers he distributed in middle school. “I want to keep that kind of small town type of company,” Olsen said. What does he get for this self-made initiative? He gets his stuff stolen, that’s what. It was a locked, closed trailer full of lawn care equipment totaling more than $33,000, which was somehow hoisted from his dad’s work. And, of course, it was right before he was about to file some paperwork for insurance coverage on the trailer, Olsen said. His dad said they figured since it was on his work’s property, it was covered already, but they had been instructed to get extra insurance, just in case something should happen. Well, something did happen in February. On Sunday, Feb. 13, after Olsen was done plowing, he returned to Minnesota Supply Company, on Flying Cloud Drive, where he kept some equipment, including a black 16-footby-6-foot trailer holding three commercial size mowers, attachments for each and some leaf blowers.


The trailer was gone. There was no trace of cut locks, tire tracks or other possible pieces of evidence, the Olsens said. “It looked pretty professional,” said Jason’s father Mark Olsen, “because there was no sign of anything.” After calling police, they contacted nearby companies to see if they had security cameras pointed near their facility that could help them spot someone taking the trailer. No luck. “We didn’t get much success with searching all that out,” Mark Olson said. Eden Prairie Police have entered the trailer’s license plate into a stolen vehicle notification system and they’ve checked pawnshops and online consumer sites for the stolen goods. No luck with those, either. So, now with gas prices on the rise and even with a new line of credit to replace the equipment, Olsen said he may not be able to expand this season like he wanted because of the loss, not put cash down for additional equipment or hire another worker. But, he still has enough resources to serve his customers, he said. “At least its all replaceable,” he said.

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other amounts that may have accrued since the date of this notice, including the costs of collection and foreclosure;


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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

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, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE OWNER, THE OWNER’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. HARTFORD PLACE COURTHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC., Lienor Dated: March 22, 2011 By /s/ Thomas P. Carlson Thomas P. Carlson (024871X) Carlson & Associates, Ltd. 1052 Centerville Circle Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 (651) 287-8640 ATTORNEY FOR HARTFORD PLACE COURTHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC.

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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: Little Szechuan State the address of the principal place of business. 18825 Barrington Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Eat Art, LLC 18825 Barrington Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. FILED: Mar 28, 2011 /s/ Jin Zhu, Vice President of Eat Art, LLC (May 5 & 12, 2011) D4- Little Szechuan

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5 EP Varsity and JV Softball vs. Hopkins Where: Miller Park 8208 Eden Prairie Road When: 7 p.m. Info: EPHS spring play: “The Nerd” Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road When: 7:30 p.m. Info:

6 Super Speakers Club Where: Supervalu Headquarters, 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie When: 7 a.m. Info: EPHS spring play: “The Nerd” Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road When: 7:30 p.m. Info:

Protector FROM PAGE 20 vince Oxfam to go with reverse osmosis, a method that removes impurities by forcing water through membranes. Ellis said reverse osmosis systems, especially those with electronic components, are complicated and difficult to maintain in harsh conditions, but if done right, have the capability to treat large quantities of water. “Picture yourself waking up in the morning,” said Ellis, who spent two weeks in Longech installing and modifying the system in September and January, “The sand blows almost every night. It’s so fine it goes right through the mosquito netting in your tent. It’s hot and really hard for equipment to survive.” His manual system, which costs about $30,000, was placed on an existing cement-lined well in the village. As community members turn the large wheel at



7 We Salute Our Veterans Program Where: Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie When: 10 a.m. Info: Cycling Expo Where: Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road When: 9 a.m. to noon Info:

its top, a pump is activated, drawing water from up from 28 feet below. The water is then pushed through a series of filters and membranes that remove bacteria, salt and fluoride before the water flows out a hose and into villagers’ buckets and bottles The system was installed in September, and during a series of visits, the team redesigned and rebuilt some aspects. It’s now filtering up to 1,000 liters per hour, meeting the project goal of a 100 percent increase in treatment capacity. “It’s been up and running and producing a whole lot of good water since January,” Ellis said. He said Oxfam is teaching villagers proper maintenance of the PROtector. The membranes and filters will need to be changed periodically. He said the people are coming around to the taste of non-salty water. “The people were extremely amazed because it’s the fist time that village had ever tasted what they called ‘sweet water,’” he said. “To taste that water for the first time coming from their


8 Mother’s Day Northern Winds Concert Band Where: Edinborough Park 7700 York Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9540




Eden Prairie School Board meeting Where: Administrative Services Center 8100 School Road When: 6 p.m. Info: Planning Commission meeting Where: City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info:

own community was pretty surprising.” The final design of the prototype system in Longech will be used to develop a production version of the PROtector system available this year. Ellis said PROtector Treatment Systems is working with humanitarian organizations to establish a number of long-term programs in other rural and urban communities around the world, including additional locations in Kenya, Ghana, India and South Africa. Now Ellis has his sights set on a mobile version that will use a manually-powered generator with solar and battery backup to produce drinking water from nearly any contaminated source and provide power for medical, communications and other needs. The emergency system is in the design phase. He is seeking investors to build the first prototype. “We’re looking for someone that says let’s be ready for the next natural disaster,” Ellis said. For more information, visit



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

Children’s Story time Where: Barnes and Noble, 3000 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie When: 10:30 a.m. Info: 952-944-5683

“Y’s Act” Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Road When: 6-7 p.m. Info:

COMMUNITY NOTES Twin Cities Youth Chorale auditions May 16-17 Twin Cities Youth Chorale will hold free auditions Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 7217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park. The youth chorale is for 9-to-14-year-old boys and girls from metro area communities. All students are welcome, and no experience is needed. Auditions will include rhythm and pitch matching, as well as vocal range exercises using vocal warm-ups, echo clapping and singing. These exercises are demonstrated on the group’s website. Interested singers are scheduled in small groups and auditioned individually at 4:15, 4:40, 5:05 and 5:30 p.m. Accepted singers will be notified by May 31 and start rehearsals in September. Online registration is open. Reservations may also be made by phone. Info: or 763-425-4627 (Bob Hainlen).

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Eden Prairie’s softball squad will battle Lake Conference rival Edina at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Miller Park field.

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Michael Sandle The Eden Prairie senior ranks high in two events on the metro-area boys track and field honor roll. Sandle is first in the triple jump with an effort of 48 feet, 1 inch. He ranks second in the long jump (21-11).

BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie’s girls lacrosse squad added two more victories last week to improve its overall record to 6-0. The Eagles, 4-0 in the Lake Conference, continue to exhibit a balanced scoring attack. Christine Easton contributed six goals and one assist to aid the Eagles during an 18-5 victory over Hopkins April 26. Ciera Stifel came through with four goals and three assists. Anna Johnson and Emma Claire Fontenot scored two goals each. Other Eden Prairie scorers were Riley Allen, Annie Thul, Haylie Honn and Heidi Colford. Eden Prairie goalie McKenzie Johnson made 12 saves to preserve the win. Eden Prairie had a tougher challenge April 28 before escaping with an 11-9 triumph over Minnetonka. Easton and Thul provided three goals apiece. Also scoring were Fontenot (2), Greta Colford (1), Heidi Colford (1) and Anna Johnson (1). Goalie McKenzie Johnson stopped nine shots. “We are coming together as a team and continue to get balanced scoring,” said Eden Prairie co-head coach Beth Patterson. “Johnson has been playing very well in goal. “She has good anticipation and quickness.” Eden Prairie made its annual trip to Illinois last weekend for scrimmages against defending Illinois state champion Loyola Academy and Evanston Township. “This was a fun trip for the girls and we faced a lot of good competition,” said Patterson. Eden Prairie will host Wayzata at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Aerie Stadium. Boys post 3-2 record Eden Prairie has a 3-2 overall record after splitting a pair of Lake Conference boys lacrosse games last week. The Eagles, 3-1 in the Lake, lost 7-5 to



Easton scores six goals as Eden Prairie defeats Hopkins, 18-5


Lizzy Hogan The Eden Prairie senior golfer was medalist in the Chaska Invitational tournament April 25 at Chaska Town Course. Hogan shot a 5-over-par 77 in the 18-hole event. The Eagles won the team championship with a 332 total.

Alexandria Rudin The Eden Prairie girls track team distance runner ranks third on the metro honor roll with a time of 11 minutes, 30.22 seconds in the 3,200meter run.

Taylor Uhl The Eden Prairie senior lacrosse player scored five goals during her team’s 16-7 victory over Edina April 21 at Aerie Stadium.

Christine Easton Easton scored five goals as the Eden Prairie girls lacrosse team overpowered Edina 16-7 in a Lake Conference game.

Danny Blasy Eden Prairie sophomore midfielder Emma Claire Fontenot (12) looks for an opening during an Eagle girls lacrosse win earlier this season. Fontenot and her Eagle teammates have compiled a 6-0 record. (Photo by Brian Nelson • Contributing Photographer) Minnetonka April 28. Mitch Hugdahl scored three goals and added one assist. Patrick McFadden contributed two goals. Jake Woodring had one goal and one assist. Eden Prairie goalie Jared Klapperich made eight saves. Eden Prairie overpowered Hopkins 15-5 April 26. Woodring led Eagle scoring with three goals. Matt Hugdahl and Davis Snyder had two goals each.

Other scorers were Connor Gnazzo, Nick Altmann, Patric Russell, Brooks Armitage, Chris Moulton, Justin Sickler and Riley Boehm. Goalie Klapperich finished with five saves. Eden Prairie will travel to Wayzata for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday, May 6. The Eagles host Blake at 6 p.m. Monday, May 9. Eden Prairie will play at Edina Tuesday, May 10 (7:30 p.m.).

The Eden Prairie baseball player had two hits, including a solo home run, as the Eagles defeated Rosemount 7-2 April 21.

Tyler Ruemmele Ruemmele had three hits as the Eden Prairie baseball team defeated Grand Rapids in non-conference action April 23. Editor’s note: Send nominations for Stars of the Week honors to sports editor Greg Kleven at Youth, high school, college and adult recreational sports athletes will be considered.


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EP wins Tri-State Invitational boys golf championship There was a three-way tie for first place in the Tri-State Invitational boys golf tournament April 29-30 at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. Eden Prairie’s Dylan Baker and Austin Wilson shot 151 in the 36-hole event, as did McCabe Buege of Rogers. Buege won the individual championship in a scorecard playoff. Baker shot rounds of 71 and 80 while Wilson carded 74 and 77 in the two-day tournament. But Baker and Wilson were able to celebrate Eden Prairie’s team championship. The Eagles finished first with a two-day total of 620. Rogers was second (636) and Eastview placed third (650). Rogers was the tournament’s defending champion. Wilson and Baker have been Eden Prairie’s low scorers this season. Baker tied Wayzata’s Tyler Lowenstein for first place during a 304305 dual-meet loss April 21 at Wayzata Country Club. Both players shot 1-overpar 73. Eden Prairie’s co-captains are Baker and Wilson. Other Eagle varsity players are Bennett Schroeder, Kevin Brooke, Greg Gibas, Ryan McMonigal, J.T. Rusinka, Jack Wahlers, Taylor Hansen, Sam Palmisano, David Anderson and Nate Williams. Ty Armstrong is Eden Prairie’s head boys golf coach. – COMPILED BY GREG KLEVEN

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Eagles split pair of games in wooden bat tourney EP is 9-2 overall after loss to Eau Claire North, win over Shakopee BY GREG KLEVEN SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie put away its metal bats last weekend to compete in the Shakopee Wood Bat Invitational baseball tournament April 30. The Eagles had mixed success with the traditional bats, splitting two games. Eden Prairie lost 10-1 to Eau Claire North (Wis.) in the first game. The Eagles were limited to three hits. Ryan Maenke had a RBI double. Brett Guba and Lance Thonvold had one hit apiece. Eagle coach Mike Halloran used three pitchers – Grant Soderberg, Cameron Mingo and Dylan Frederick. Soderberg was tagged with the loss. Eden Prairie rebounded to pound out 17 hits during a 15-7 triumph over Shakopee in the second game. Getting two hits each were Tyler Ruemmele, Ryan Bull, Thonvold, Soderberg and Luke Newgaard. Soderberg and Thonvold had three RBI

Eden Prairie senior Grant Soderberg had two hits and three RBI in the Eagles’ 15-7 win over Shakopee April 30. Earlier in the week, Soderberg pitched two hitless innings of relief to earn the win as the Eagles blanked Edina 2-0. (Photo by Greg Kleven • Sun Newspapers)

each. “Our first game wasn’t a good one against a good Eau Claire North team,” said coach Halloran. “Eau Claire was very aggressive. We didn’t play well defensively, committing three errors. “But we had a much better effort in the second game against Shakopee. We scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to break the game open.” Eden Prairie had a 9-2 overall record after the tourney split. The Eagles were 31 in the Lake Conference. Eden Prairie blanked Edina 2-0 April 27 at home. Thonvold started on the mound for Eden Prairie and worked five innings, allowing five hits and striking out five. Soderberg picked up a win pitching two innings of hitless relief. Bull had a RBI triple and Thonvold contributed two of the Eagles’ seven hits. Other hits went to Tony Skjefte, Bull, Danny Blasy and Geno Larkin. Eden Prairie will host Hopkins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Round Lake Stadium. The Eagles travel to Braemar Field for a 6:30 p.m. game against Edina Monday, May 9.

Eden Prairie boys run away with Booster Invitational title BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie ran away from the field to win the boys division of the Eden Prairie Booster Invitational Track Meet April 30 at Aerie Stadium. Despite cold and rainy conditions, the Eagles won the championship by a large margin over second-place Edina. Eden Prairie placed first with 193.50 points. Edina totaled 108 points. Moorhead finished third (91.50) and St. Thomas Academy took fourth (70). Rounding out the nine-team field were Minnehaha Academy (62), Farmington (58), La Crosse Logan, Wis. (39), Minneapolis North (37) and Blake (34). Eden Prairie started the meet on a winning note placing first in the 4 x 800-meter

relay with a time of 8 minutes, 13.66 seconds. The Eagles’ Jordan Mugarura was first in the 100 (11.40 seconds). Eden Prairie’s Sam Wright placed third (11.58) and Steve Frisbie finished fourth (11.60). Eden Prairie claimed four of the five top spots in the 110 hurdles. Danny Virgin was victorious (15.66). Alex Dewey placed second (15.91), Matt Griffin was third (16.02) and Jack Lagermeier came in fifth (16.29). Ryan Stewart and Mitch Stenoien finished seventh and eighth respectively in the 1,600. Eden Prairie won the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 46.05. Eden Prairie’s Griffin contributed a first in the 300 hurdles (41.40). Lagermeier was third and Dewey came in fifth.

Michael Sandle came through with a first-place time of 22.67 in the 200. Frisbie finished sixth (23.95). Sandle also was first in the long jump (20-3). Rashawn Fountain tied for second (19-8). Snider placed fourth (19-5. Sandle competed the previous day in the Hamline Elite Meet and won the triple jump with a distance of 50-feet, 3 1/4 –inches. He just missed breaking the state record of 50-4. In the 3,200, Mohamed Mohamed finished second (9:42.28) and Kyle Bratrud placed third (9:48.24). Eden Prairie’s Latrell Snider was fourth in the high jump (5-8). Bryan Elyea-Wheeler cleared 12-0 to place fourth in the pole vault. Anders Bjorkman and Tim Ose finished sixth and

seventh in that event. Snider attained first-place honors in the triple jump (41-0). Bjorkman was third (38-0). Eden Prairie’s Tyson Reinke netted a first-place discus throw of 129-05. Tony Yost finished fourth in the shot put (44-11).

Girls place second Eden Prairie finished second in the invitational girls track meet with 130 points. Wayzata won the team championship by scoring 137.50 points. The standings were Edina (115), La Crosse Logan, Wis. (80.50), Andover (75.50), Moorhead (70-50), Farmington (41), Minnehaha Academy (38), Minneapolis North (15) and Blake (6). TRACK: TO NEXT PAGE

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Eden Prairie won the 4 x 800 relay in a time of 8:13.66. Hana Fischer placed third in the 100 (12.89). Maria Steblay was second in the 100 hurdles (16.06). Alexandra Birkle and Hannah Jeter finished fifth and sixth in the 1,600 with respective times of 5:36.49 and 5:44.25. Eden Prairie placed first in the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 50.67. Megan Kristo was fifth in the 400 (1:04.56). Marie Steblay was third in the 300 hurdles (49.80). Natalie Steblay finished sixth in that event (50.84). Eden Prairie’s Brittany Platt was champion in the 800 (2:19.55). Allie Rudin placed fifth (2:25.84). Samantha Johnson placed sixth in the 200 (27.91). In the 3,200, Eryn Stewart was first in the 3,200 (11:26.07). Carlin Schulz finished third (11:36.05) and Andria Tauer was sixth (12:01.0). Danielle Schultz was third in the high jump (4-10) and long jump events (15-10). Katherine Stolz placed second in the pole vault (7-6).

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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 practice ball. Information: or

Town team seeks players The Eden Prairie Cardinals baseball team is currently seeking men ages 18-30 to play in the summer Twin Cities Adult Baseball League. The Cardinals play doubleheaders every Sunday from May until August with home games played in Eden Prairie. For more information, contact manag- – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

er John Remakel (952-215-6320) or visit the team’s website at

Tobin is all-conference Augustana College senior Kate Tobin was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Golf Team. Tobin had a 78.1 stroke average this season and placed fourth in the NSIC tournament. She was second in the Minnesota State Invitational. This was her second all-conference honor. Augustana was the No. 1 seed in the Central Region Tournament that concluded May 3 at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul.

Football camp dates Eden Prairie High School head football coach Mike Grant has announced summer camp dates for area players. There will be a football camp for thirdand 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 9-10 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.

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. Info: 952-975-8101. Editor’s note: Please e-mail all Eden Prairie sports shorts releases to or fax to sports editor Greg Kleven at 763-424-7388. Deadline for releases is noon on Thursday for publication in next week’s SunCurrent.

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CONCRETE MASONRY EXCAVATION Repair or new. Gary 651-423-6666 Tuckpointing/Brick Rpr Free Est. Insured Tim Arlt....952-937-6961

952-473-5291 or 920-2395 Cell 612-207-6704

QUALITY SERVICE • Since • 1949


The Origina

• •

We Specialize In:

• LICENSED Driveways • Buckling Walls (MN • Garage Slabs • Foundation Repair • Walks • Aprons • Retaining Walls • Steps • Patios • Drain Tile LICENSED

H & H Blacktopping

* Driveways * Patios * Sidewalks * Steps *Aprons * Pool Decks * Floating Slabs * * Floors *


Family Owned & Operated

Baths-Basements-Drywall Frame-Tile Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525

This space could be yours.

*Architectural Concrete Work

Call 651-246-7662


#1 A+ Cement Work Gaur. Specializing in Res. Concrete Lic/Bonded/Ins. Ref's 40 yrs Exp Dale 651-230-1505

Submit your drawing for a bid today and receive 5% off the FREE estimated price. Limited Time Only. Fax: 952-881-6443 Email:

0%Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services Restretch Repair Replace


Baths/Kitchs/Bsmts crptry, cer tile, walls Lic 4614 I do My own work 612-968-2311

Decks-Fence-Build/Rpr/Paint Doors, windows /Carpentry  Jack 612-719-0490 

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Call today for your FREE Inspection!



• Roofing • Siding •INC Windows CONTRACTING,

Building & Remodeling


Sealcoating & Asphalt Repair

Like New! Reasonable $$ Spring Rates!!! Expert/22Yrs 952-451-1600

Insurance Claims

Resid/Comm Paving, Crack Fill, Patching, Excavation.

763-670-0260 15Yrs Exp

Cabinet Refinishing


Paving & Sealcoating

The Asphalt Company


Refacing, new cabs/counters

FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

Radloff & Weber Blacktop, Inc. Driveways & Parking Lots Free Estimates 952-447-5733

Cabinetry & Counters

Over 28 years of Experience

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181

Driveways or Parking lots. Licensed / Bonded / Insured 612-706-8018 Free Ests


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


One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.




10917 Valley View Road 952-392-6888

Bloomington Eagles #3208 Rooms available For Meetings, Parties, Banquets. We also invite non-profit groups to use our meeting rooms free of charge. Now offering internet access. Please call 952-854-3044



• 3 lines, Runs for 13 weeks, choose 2 zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • For one item priced under $2500,

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Private party only

Additional Lines $10.00 Ads will also appear on each Wednesday by 9:00 a.m.

• Announcements • Professional Services • Business Services • Education • Merchandise & Leisure Time • Animals • Family Care • Employment • Rentals • Real Estate • Automotive




LOST: Woman's Diamond Wedding Ring on 4/22-23 in Edina (Our Lady of Grace Church) or Bachman's, Mpls (60th/Lyndale) Reward. Call 952-831-3305



• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes • Rain Insurance – we will re-run your ad up to two weeks FREE if your sale is rained out.

*Garage Sale Kits can be picked up at the Eden Prairie office.





TO PLACE YOUR AD Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. DEADLINE: Mondays at 3:00 pm* * Earlier on holiday weeks



(MN# 20215366) •


Family Owned 612-824-2769 952-929-3224 Family Owned & Operated

Free Estimates

(952) 431- 9970 – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

Lowell Russell Concrete From the Unique to the Ordinary Specializing in drives, patios & imprinted colored & stained concrete. Int acid stained floors & counter tops. 952-461-3710

A.PIETIG CONCRETE Licensed, Bonded & Insured Concrete or Brick 60 Years of Pietig Excellence

No Crack Guarantee Colored & Stamped Concrete

Steps Walls Driveways

Retaining Walls

Patios Garage

Stone Work Floors Brick Pavers Foundations




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

Local Resident


Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds Jon Dimich Deck Creations

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

Chimney & FP Cleaning

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



Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

A.L.J. 612-986-3476

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



PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

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


problems... We’re neighbors!

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

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

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

952-854-0630 • 612-824-8135


Electric Repairs

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

Prompt Service & Free Ests. Licensed – Bonded – Insured

ABLE TO WIRE NOW Kevter Construction

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

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


D.W. FENCE Chainlink, wood, vinyl.- Over 40 yrs exp. Free Est. Ed 763-786-4691 TROYS DECKS & FENCE St Lic # 20581059 Free Est. 651-210-1387

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



Flooring & Tile

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663) SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070


Furniture Repair

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


Garage Door

Flooring & Tile

MDH Lead Supervisor

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

Call 952-451-1037

Call Don @ 952-890-4792

952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile




763-546-PANE (7263)


Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening

A.L.J. 20+ yrs 612-986-3476 Gutters Cleaning Siding Leaf Covers New Install Roofing Doors Windows Lic #20631172 Free Est. Locally Owned & Operated



No job too small!!

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


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

Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.

Ray 612-281-7077

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


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

Dawn's Cleaning Exp & Reliable, Ref's on Request 612-978-8542

HANDYMAN Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I'd love to do it all! 612-220-1565 HANDYMAN: Home Repairs Electrical, Carpentry. Small to Lrg Jobs. John 612-597-0965

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


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

swisstoneconstruction Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd

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

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

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


Impressions **

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






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

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

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

Free Estimates visit us online at:

Jim Cooper, Jr. Landscaping Inc.

Quality Work Since 1983 Member: MNLA,

E-Z Landscape Retaining & Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. 763-218-2353


Groundscape Inc. 100% Satisfaction Guar! RICHTER Landscaping, LLC Retaining Walls, Pavers, Edging, Mulch, Rock, Plantings

Call 952-250-5865

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

Landscape 2000 Inc. Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

Commercial - Residential Full lawn care Spring & Fall Clean Up, Landscaping svcs, Retaining walls, Sod, Hydroseeding, Rock, Mulch, Pavers, Fences, & more! Free Estimates 763479-6777 or 612-702-6900

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

763-420-3036 952-240-5533 Offering Complete Landscape Services

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

Call now to begin a landscape plan. Certified Professional, BBB

Van Buren Landscape Call 952-292-7453

Having a Garage Sale? Advertise your sale in Sun•Classifieds


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

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

FREE ESTIMATES • Licensed/Insured



612-919-1938 952-926-8232

Lawn & Landscape Officer

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

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


Terry Ingram

Call Scott 952-890-9461



Insulation & Weatherproofing

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

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Desperately Need Work!


A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

HOME SPARKLERS ReliableFussyReasonable 20+ yrs, Ref/Ins 612-869-3661

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575

Regrout, Tile, Painting, Etc. We Do it All • Lowest Rates



Low Budget Hauling

20+ Years In Tiling

LIC#20633898 Bonded & Insured

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

Randy 612-309-5396 low$$

Free Estimates/Low Prices Excellent References

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

Craftsman Inspired Design

#1 in Hardwood Refinishing A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355

Put Mr. Handyman to work for you!


• Licensed/Insured • FREE Est.

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


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

952-492-2783 - We Deliver


• Retaining Walls • Natural Stone Work Edging • Bobcat

• Shrubs • Mulching • Removal

Free Estimates

Home Repair: Interior & Exterior

Family owned and serving the south suburbs since 1976.

• Steps • Walks • Drives • Patios • Garages

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

You name it we can do it!




Licensed, Bonded & Insured

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

Insulation & Weatherproofing

Attics & Walls. Free Est. Contact: Brad 763-221-5717

Schultz'e Contracting Inc



Insulation – Blown In

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

612-598-2276 6-30 Yard Dumpsters




Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes

LetUs Be Your Handyman!




Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.



Repair/ Remodel/ Build Insured. License #20626270


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



Dan 651-235-7997

No Job Too Small!!

17+ Years Exp L.L.C.

10% OFF Discount

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

Lic#CAO4854 763-544-2775 Mark Johnson Lic.(20396184) Bond/Ins'd


Alliance Drywall

Nick 952-201-6956

Doors & Windows

Dale 952-831-6452


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

Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

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

Free Est.


Excel Drywall, LLC


Stain & restore it's beauty 1 yr finish warr per spec's. Deck & Porch repairs. Ins/affordable 612-597-0472





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

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

612-272-3619 612-387-4849

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

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

952-924-2441 LICENSED • INSURED • MNLA



Eden Prairie Sun-Current – Thursday, May 5, 2011 –




Lawn & Garden

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


Lawn & Garden


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

COMPLETE LANDSCAPING: • Interlocking Pavers • Retaining Walls • Sprinkler Systems


15+ years exp. Free Ests/Lic’d/Ins’d



Beautiful Gardens

Lawn & Garden

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

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

Mark 651-768-9345 Aeration...Overseeding Power Raking...Dethatching

Organic Fertilizing Envirolawn 952-888-7623 www.ENVIROLAWN.BIZ

AMP Services Lawn Care Landscaping, Rototilling. 952-292-1714 Insured Complete Lawn Care & Weekly Mowing. A Greener Lawn Service. 612-554-4124

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


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

Van Buren Landscape 952-292-7453 GARDEN TILLING BILL WILL TILL $40/hr., 1 hr min. 651-454-4270

TOM'S LAWN SERVICE Spring Clean-ups & Aeration New Customers Free Fert.

Call 952-882-9029

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




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


Please Call Matt (Owner/Operator since 1986)


Call for a FREE Estimate! FREE Estimates



Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover

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

Residential & Commercial

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



Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted


Quality Residential Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures

3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 25 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506



An Honest Plumber

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

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


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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


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


Roofing • Siding • Windows Lic # 20431519BC




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

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612

Reach More Readers Place your classified ad with us and automatically get an ad on our Web Site!




Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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

Lic #20156835 • Insured

A Family Operated Bus.

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


612-724-2672 Local Owner/Installer. High


Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

952-392-6888 Tree Service


Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949

Your Affordable Tree Care Specialist!! Free Ests, Ins'd, Licensed

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

FREE ESTIMATES Winter Discounts Senior Discounts Senior Discounts

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


Call For Free Estimate




Plymouth, MN


Credit Cards Accepted

Mention this ad and receive 20% off.

Certified Arborists

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


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.

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


Lic. #20626700


Tree Service

Arbor Tech Tree & Landscape, Inc.

Limited Offer



Call 612-860-5327

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


Stump Removal

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

Broaden your customer base. Place your ad here!




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


A Fresh Look, Inc.

612-210-5267 952-443-9957


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

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

Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 17 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg Code #78


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Why Wait Roofing LLC

Guaranteed Results.



Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts


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

Since 1978


Professional and Prompt

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


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




Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525

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

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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

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

A German Craftsman

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



Special $89/with ad!

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

*A1 CEILING & WALLS* Expert Texturing-Ptg -Water Damage Reas. Prices-Senior Disc. *Free Est. 612-927-5532*


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


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



*A and K PAINTING* Call To Book 2011 Lawn Serv. #1 in Customer Service & Professional Design

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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

Our job is to make you look good!


Sun Classifieds Work! Call

(952 ) 392 –

6888 to place your ad. – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


Tree Service


BLUE SKIES Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured

952-467-2447 Luke


Window Cleaning

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

612-203-4309 20% Discount Tree & Stump Removal Call 952-881-2122

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

612-827-7980 A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service 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


Upholstery & Slipcovers

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



Window Cleaning




Merchandise Antiques


BARN SALE Friday, May 13 (8-5) Saturday, May 14 (9-5) 13630 Yale Ave, Hamburg (45 mins. W of TC, 212 West thru Norwood, left on 5 & 25)

Watch for signs! Antiqs, primitives, lawn & garden, furn., sporting goods

Building Supplies


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

Cemetery Lots


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


Collectibles & Art

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



39th Annual Jefferson Band

Garage Sale


Estate Sales

EAGAN 1519 Lakeview Curve Friday, 5/6 (8-4) Saturday, 5/7 (8-3) Nice assortment of usable HH items! Mid-century Teak DR table, 4 Danish style DR chairs, occas. chairs, tables, lamps. Glass, including Rose Point, China with Chocolate set, Red Wing, kitchen. Basement treasures! Many hand & power tools, 8” table saw, vintage tool boxes, Antique croquet set, icebox w/wonderful hardware! Storage cabinets, garage/yard items, snowblower. Augsburg College Associates

ESTATE/MOVING SALE 5/6 & 7, something for everyone, 9931 Harriett Ave



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

Huge Sale! Mount Hope Lutheran Church

5/5 (8-8); 5/6 (9-4) School desks & Chairs, Cribs, HH, Piano's, Misc. 3601 West Old Shakopee stamp collection, more. May 6-7, 8-5. 1601 W 86th St.


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

Hwy 169 to Valley View, W to Wahsington, left on Washington

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


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 WANTED for Low Income Store: clean, used footwear, hunting/fishing gear, tools, canoes, small boats. Free, prompt pickup. 612-859-9615



Garage Sales this week Bloomington

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

BLOOMINGTON Citywide Garage Sales

May 19 - 20 - 21

Garage / Sample Sale Boat & RV Accessories & Misc.



Excelsior United Methodist Church Gigantic Spring Sale Thurs, May 5 (5-8pm) $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


Golden Valley

Estate Sale! 2300 Vale Crest Rd. 5/6-7 (9-5) Items from home of 50 yrs. Cash.



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


$27 Registration Fee w/sign $22 Registration Fee no sign

Calvin Presbyterian Church

Deadline May 11 For info 952-831-3798

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

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

8600 Fremont Ave. So. Huge variety! Something for all ages! 5/4-6 (8-5) cash only. 10232 4th Ave. South


Rummage Sale

177 Glendale Dr.


Maple Grove

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

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





May 5-8 (9-4) Roxy & DC

Oak Knoll Lutheran Church clothing, antiqs, HH & gar-

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

den. 15574 Cornell Trail



Two Family May 4, 5, 6 8-5 Huge Sale. Baby thru hh crafts jewelry cash adults. Clothes, tools, creonly 2240/53 Wildwood Cir ative memories, party lite, stampin up. 5/5 – 5/6; 8-4. 5/7; 8-1. 7324 Berkshire New Circle, near Walmart



CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH 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




Spring Lake Park

Moving Sale: 5/6-8 (8-4), Pwr Tools, Riding lawnmower, HH, Furn, Antqs, Large Emmitt Kelly & Emmitt Kelly Jr. clown collection and much more! 8078 Hayes Street NE


St. Louis Park

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 Plymouth Thur. 5/5 – 5/7 (9-5) Camping, Decoys, HH 2130 Queensland Lane 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 UM Church of Peace Huge Sale! 5/5-6 (9-5); 5/7 (9-1) 6345 Xerxes Ave. So.



ESTATE SALE! Furn., HH, cloz, garage, misc., 5/7 (9-4) 3706 43rd Ave N

Benilde-St.Margaret's Saturday, May 7 Early Bird Sale 8am - 9am $4 Admission 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.



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



Garage Sales next week

Thurs (8-4), Fri & Sat (7-5) Sun (7-12) 8332 Northern Dr

Apple Valley

Kids Sale - Sat., May 14

Sale: Fri & Sat 5/13 & 14 (9-4) LOTS ON SALE! 12707 Durham Way


8th Annual Relay for Life Sale All Proceeds to American Cancer Society. Thurs & Fri 5/12-13 (8-5); Sat, 5/14 (8-3) 8717 Beard Rd (Located in Shepherd Hills)

Estate/Garage Sale! Lots of Antiques, collectibles, housewares. Thurs May 12

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


Eden Prairie

13th Annual Preserve Garage Sale Sat, May 14 (8:30am - 4pm) 50+ Garages Open! Free maps available beg. May 10 th at Preserve Center 11221 Anderson Lakes Pkwy.

HUGE Benefit Sale

Eden Prairie 952-941-8400

BeFriender Ministry Thurs & Fri, May 12-13 (8-5)

10204 Nesbitt Ave South Huge Multi-Family Sale 5/12-14 (8:30-5). Local baseball team mission trip fund raiser. Furn., antiqs, bikes, toys, HH, Thomas train table & trains, DVDs, VHS, CDs, Play station 2 & Game Cube games, Play kitchen with foods, Kids cloz. 2174 E. Old Shakopee Rd.

Multi Fam Sale: 5/13 (8-5) & 5/14 (8-12). Furn, tools, dolls. 8621 Columbus Ave S

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)

MULTI FAMILY SALE Fri 5/13 (9-7) Sat 5/14 (8-4) 7916 35th Avenue North

& 13. 8-4. 11101 Xylon Av S

(2 blks E of Hwy 77-Cedar Ave)

St. Paul

May 12-14 (8-6) Plus size cloz 1 to 5X, HH, antq, collectibles, art glass, misc. 5517 Welcome Ave N

Yard Sale-Rain or Shine! Friday, May 13 (9am - 4pm) Crystal Care Center 3245 Vera Cruz Ave. North

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



Fundraiser/Garage 5/12-15

(10am-4pm). Toys, games, books, sports. AV Community Center 14603 Hayes Rd.


Brooklyn Park

N'brhd Sale 5/13-14, 8-5 Something for all! HH, furn, clothes & collectibles. Glen Edin Ln 8915-9157


St Louis Park Union Church



40+FAMILY BLOCK SALE Sat 5/14 (8-4) N. of Mississippi St, East of University Ave. Incls. estate/church/moving


New Hope

5/12-14 (9-5) Fabrics,2 quilt machine/frame, misc. 8100 Del Dr



Youth Group Fundraiser

HUGE GARAGE SALE! 5/13 (8-4); 5/14 (8-1)

HH, cloz, toys, small applcs.

Portland Avenue UMC 8000 Portland Ave. South


Brooklyn Center

Multi Fam sale: 5/12-14 (84). Furn, kids items, HH, Misc, 5913 Pearson Drive

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


Prior Lake

The Wilds N'brhd Sales 90+ Homes Sat, 5/14 (8-3) Food sales-proceeds to charity

SE corner of CR 42 & CR 83


FOR LEASE - Bloomington 8147 Pleasant Ave S 3,244 sf office/warehouse Loading dock, industrial power. Near 35W & 494 intersection. $1,600/month net. Jim 952-888-9225 or 612-799-0755


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

140 – 3,000 SF Offices.

Huge Tent Sale 5/5-6 (9-5);

4445 West 77th St.

5/7 (9-12) Furn, HH, sport. gds, electr., fabric, kids cloz, toys. 13351 Minnetonka Dr



1900 7th St. NW

Good Things To Eat



Sale! Antiques, tinker toys

Thursday & Friday, May 5 and 6 (7 am-6 pm) 7550 Washington Ave S.

Estate/Moving 5/5 – 5/7 Furn., Florals, des cloz, +

8300 Sheridan Ave. So. Jen 612-424-3419

$2 Admission

4001 West 102nd Street, Bloomington

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

15050 Scenic Heights Rd

9am - 4pm Bloomington Jefferson High School


BED: Queen/King mattress set, 12” thick, Euro-pillow top, new in plastic. MSRP $799; sell for $350. Can deliv.

Estate Sale: 5/5-7 (8-5) Everything must go! Stain Glass, Jewelry, Furn, Clothing, Kitchen Items, Tools, HH, Much Misc! 9200 Collegeview Circle

Saturday, May 7, 2011


$12 - $15 PSF Gross Rent

Tom Fletcher


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

To advertise here call Elizabeth Chandra at 952-392-6876



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Blessed Trinity School Rummage / Bake Sale 5/11 - Presale $1 Adm (5-8p); 5/12 (8a-5p); 5/13 (1-6p); 5/14 (8a-12p) - $5 Bag Day 6720 Nicollet Av. S. (Gym)



5 Family. 3840 Crystal lake Blvd. Th-Sat. 5/12-14. 9am-4pm New & Used



Deer Run Neighborhood Fri, 5/13 (5-9pm); Sat, 5/14 (8am-2pm). Over 40 homes! Hwy 5 to Cty Rd 11, So. to Deer Run Golf Course.

Victoria City Wide Garage Sales Fri, 5/13 (5-9); Sat, 5/14 (8-2) Businesses participating. See:




Boats, New & Used

Pontoon boat: 18', 1999, Aurora. 50hp ES Outboard motor, boat cover & Bimini top, $3,300. 952-393-9967



Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

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



Rentals Duplexes/Dbl Bungalows For Rent

Edina 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Gar, 2 FP, Quiet Yard, W/D, D/W, disp. AC, Fam Rm. $1185 651-690-3858

Turn your car into cash!

Sun•Classifieds 952-392-6888


Real Estate Auctions


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


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


Roommates Wanted

W Bloom LL hm, br, ba, kit, ldry, gar, no smk/pets util inc $585. 952-831-0306


Apartments & Condos For Rent

Blmgtn: Lrg LL, Apt, 494 & MOA $660 + ½ gas/elec. Amenities!! 612-386-5026 Hopkins/Mtka Apt seekers Would you rather view

your own backyard from kitchen window? Have own basement with W/D? Be close to shopping, bus, coffee, restaurants? 2BR, N/S, N/P. $725 + dep. 952-546-1564 Richfield

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



Real Estate Auctions

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Lakeshore Property

ATTENTION: CLASS A LINE HAUL DRIVERS Wahkon Park Model Home complete furnished HOME DAILY

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Irene 952-949-4759 Coldwell Banker Burnet EOE

Driver FT Parts Runner Eligible canidate should have a clean driving record. Benefits! (8-5pm) M-F Call Jerry 952-886-6329

Temporary FT Transcriptionist Busy peds clinic in West Metro needs temp FT Transcriptionist for Family Leave coverage. Experience req. Fax resume to Nancy @ 952-473-7908

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DRIVER W/ VEHICLE CUBE VAN Needed! Know the Metro area? Want consistent, solid work + great commission? M-F days, 120 miles/day or less. You need acceptable cube van or Sprinter van, good MVR, DOT phys, lease vehicle may be available. Call Jim at Elite Trans, 763-785-0124 wkdys 8am-4pm for more info. Wanted: Serious People

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Health Care


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


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Digi-Key Corporation, located in Thief River Falls, MN, is a rapidly growing global distributor of electronic components, with sales exceeding $1.5 billion annually. We have over 2,400 employees and offer world-class career opportunities, competitive compensation, an outstanding benefits program, and a comfortable, friendly work environment. Share in our success and make Digi-Key part of your future!

Systems Support Specialist Responsibilities: t Manage select server-based applications t Work with end users to develop computer-based solutions to meet evolving business needs t Assist with project implementations t Assist with completion of daily/routine technical work such as system monitoring, user management, backups, documentation, etc. t Respond to calls for system/technical support and troubleshoot system issues t Interact with external vendors as required t Other duties as assigned or required Requirements: t Good fundamental understanding of computer and networking systems t Experience with desktop and server operating systems and applications t Experience with administration of HR systems is preferred t Adaptable to change and unexpected events t Good written and verbal communication skills t An interest and willingness to remain up-to-date on the latest related technologies t Willingness to work additional hours when necessary t Self motivated and able to work independently when that is necessary t An associate-level degree or higher in an IT/MIS or related field in addition to relevant past work experience

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To apply for this or other available opportunities, visit Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. – Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Senior Thomas Hinrichs was recently named a 2011 Senior Achiever for Curriculum and Academic Excellence. He has been an Ignite mentor at Kennedy. Tom is a member of the Kennedy’s Varsity Hockey and Cross-country teams and is a co-captain of the Track team.

BRENNA MURRAY Senior Brenna Murray was recently named a 2011 Senior Achiever for Academic Excellence and is a member of National Honor Society. She is a Peer Connector who assists students of different learning abilities. Brenna is an All-State Skier and Soccer player and named AllConference in Lacrosse. She volunteers at Loaves and Fishes.




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Be a Superstar at Sun Newspapers IMMEDIATE NEED! * BURNSVILLE BRANCH * Looking for a CAREER, NOT just a pay check? All experience levels encouraged to apply! Sales Reps: Comp. Base + comm. Lawn Care Specialists : Hourly + X ½ + comm. Benefits: Paid Training & benefits you'd expect from the US Industry Leader. Required to pass: Drug screen, background and motor vehicle record checks. APPLY TODAY! Further questions, Call 952-351-9298 AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Journeyman Millworker Foldcraft Co., a 100% employee-owned manufacturer of food service furnishings has an opportunity for a Journeyman Millworker at our Bloomington, MN location. Required Qualifications: This position requires an individual with a thorough understanding and knowledge in all facets of architectural millwork fabrication, including the set-up and operation of various wood working tools and machines. The incumbent must be familiar with various types of wood and laminates, and have proven experience in reading and interpreting CAD drawings. A minimum of 5 years of experience, along with knowledge of installation requirements and AWI Quality Standards, is a must. Finally, this individual must have the ability to work with and through others in a team environment, be self-motivated to finish assignments independently and according to all specifications, and have a personal drive to be creative and bring solutions to the team. Foldcraft Co. offers competitive wages and bonus plans and a complete benefits package. Foldcraft Co. 615 Centennial Drive Kenyon, MN 55946 Email: humanresources@ FAX: 507-789-8363 AA/EOE * If you have applied to Foldcraft Co. within the past 90 days, no need to reapply.

INSIDE SALES Are you outgoing, positive and self-motivated? Sun Newspapers has an immediate opening for an entry level inside sales professional to join our team. With this position, you will be responsible for using your business development skills to identify and build long-term relationships with new and existing accounts. Duties and Responsibilities: Identify sources of sales leads, prospects and referral sources to build account list Analyzing customer needs and identifying solutions Develop and maintain good business relationships Closing sales over the phone Tracking and achieving/exceeding sales goals Requirements 0-2 years sales and customer service experience Strong persuasive prospecting and interpersonal closing skills Professional communication skills and presence on the phone Energy, self-motivation, enthusiasm, integrity Outstanding organization skills Computer proficiency If you believe you have what it takes to be a superstar, send your resume to:


SICK, Inc. is a global leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems & automatic identification products for industrial applications. Whether automating factories or optimizing distribution centers, SICK provides costeffective solutions.

Help Wanted/ Part Time


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Friendship Village of Bloomington, a continuing care retirement community, has an opening for a full-time maintenance worker MondayFriday from 7:00am3:30pm. Will perform work order repairs and routine We are seeking a motivat- preventative mainteed self-starting Lead Pro- nance. Minimum of three duction Operator that will years general mainteprovide leadership, work nance work and a Special direction, & training of fel- Boilers License required. low production team members. Provide leadership & Call (952) 830-9639 to coaching to production schedule an interview. team members by identifying areas of improvement & offering input on performance for all team members. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 yrs experience in leading or supervising in a pro- Friendship Village of duction environment, Bloomington strong professional com8100 Highwood Drive munication skills, coachBloomington ing & fostering a team enE.O.E. vironment. A High school diploma or equivalent is required with 1- 2 yrs experience in an Electro/ Network Manager Mechanical assembly en- Suburban Radiologic Convironment is preferred. sultants has a great fullHand soldering experi- time opportunity for a ence in a through-hole en- Network Manager. This vironment a must! Abili- individual will be responty to read & understand sible for the operation and work instructions & sim- administration of the comple assembly prints. Must pany's internal networks, have basic PC skills in servers, email and netWindows based software. work security systems. Provide IT support serIf you thrive in a fast- vices to users including paced, team-oriented work staff, radiologists and exenvironment that offers ternal customers with acchallenges and the oppor- cess to SRC-SI's network. include tunity for growth, we're Qualifications the place for you! SICK, high school diploma or Inc. is located in West equivalent required. Two Bloomington and offers or four year degree in IT competitive wages and an or similar field and 3 - 5 excellent benefits pro- years experience with vargram. Qualified candi- ious routers, hubs and dates should apply online switches required. Expeby following the prompts rience in a healthcare fabelow and send a cover let- cility and/or radiology IT ter and resume, including setting preferred. We ofsalary history/ require- fer excellent wages and ments to be considered. benefits. You may apply Please reference Produc- online at tion Lead (NL-GUSPL- or send resume and salary SL1110) for the position requirements to: Suburban Radiologic you wish to apply for. VisConsultants it us at Attn: Human Resources Affirmative Action (AA)/ 4801 West 81st St., Suite 108 Minneapolis, MN 55437 Equal Opportunity EmFax: 952-837-9773 ployer (EOE) M/F/D/V. Email: Please No agencies/No telephone inquiries Help Wanted/ No Relocation


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Bloomington Call Harriet - 952-392-6843 and start earning extra money today!

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$$ MONEY $$ Village Shores Senior Campus in Richfield has an opening for a part-time Deliver Telephone Books bus driver. This position Minneapolis & is for 16-24 hours per Surrounding Area week, primarily weekFlexible Hours days, with occasional evening and weekend Have Insured Vehicle hours. This position proMust Be At Least 18 Yrs. vides transportation for Old residents using the property vehicle and assists Must Have Valid Driver's with minor custodial License work in the building when No Experience Necessary not driving. The candidate for this position needs a Immediate Openings valid Class B commercial Call Today! driver's license with pasStations: senger endorsement, must have the ability to demon- Central: Minneapolis, MN North: Ramsey, MN strate proof of a safe driving record, needs to meet South: Bloomington, MN West: Minnetonka, MN all of the MNDOT requirements, and has the physi800-247-4708 cal ability to drive and load and unload residents as passengers. The candidate also needs excellent Automotive customer service and com- 9500 munication skills. Interested candidates should Pontiac email their resume to or fax it to (612) 861-0210. 06 Grand Prix: 4dr, 91K, new tires & batt. Runs & looks great. Lite hail dam on silver paint-hard to see. PT Front Desk Black cloth int. 2nd owner. Scheduler Friendly, welcoming per- $9700 Call 612-987-1044 son needed for busy Peds clinic in Minnetonka. Some eve & Sat mornings. Duties include greeting patients, scheduling, anAdvertise your sale in swering phones. Fax reSun•Classifieds sume to Mary @ 952-392-6888 952-473-7908

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Offer expires 5/31/11



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