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Developments could get city approval BY PAUL GROESSEL SUN NEWSPAPERS UnitedHealth Group Inc. wants to build a 1.4 millionsquare-foot office building in Eden Prairie; a Ford dealership is looking to construct a new building, and a church could give way to 16 new residential properties – the Eden Prairie City Council could have a few plans to consider during its July 19 meeting. Another project, an addition to GE Capital’s Fleet Services division, could be up for approval during an August city council meeting, according to City Planner Mike Franzen. GE could use the space to showcase electric vehicles to its fleet management customers and others. Here’s a glimpse of the projects:


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UnitedHealth Complex One of the proposed projects is a UnitedHealth Group corporate complex that could house nearly 6,650 people in four buildings, according to a letter from UnitedHealth’s development consultant, Westwood Professional Services, Inc. The building would be located on United-owned property off Highway 62 and Shady Oak Road on the Northeast corner of Eden Prairie. The four buildings, varying from 8-15 stories high, would take up a combined 1.43-millionsquare-feet, according to the let-


The UnitedHealth Group plans are expected to be on the July 19 city council agenda, about a month and a half after UnitedHealth’s Optum solidified the purchase of the former ADC Telecommunications building in Eden Prairie.

The people and planes that have made history will make an appearance at the AirExpo 2011, hosted by Wings of the North, July 16 and 17 at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. “It’s kind of like a community fair. It just happens to have an aviation theme,” said Wings of the North President Bob Jasperson. It will be especially meaningful for World War II veterans and the local history buffs and onlookers who would like to see and honor them. Among the 60 distinguished aviators and guests who are arriving, referred to as VIPs, WWII vet-



A guest of the GE Capital Fleet Services tour takes out an electric sedan made by Coda, a privately held vehicle and lithium-ion battery company. GE Capital rounded off a national tour at its headquarters in Eden Prairie on Monday, July 11, showing off a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles to its customers and other business and government representatives. (Photo by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers) ter. The site plans include parking structures with 6,430 parking spots, and a Southwest Light Rail Transit stop is expected on the site. According to a traffic study document, the site could be developed enough to have space for 2,500 people by 2013, another 2,500 people by 2015 and the site



could be fully developed by 2017. Previous planning documents called for a mixed-use complex. Since UnitedHealth plans on using it all for office space, the city council must approve a Comprehensive Guide Plan amendment that would designate the entire property as office land use.


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Spreading the love at Staring Lake At left, Timothy Berry performs, with several family members as accompaniment, Wednesday evening, July 6, at Staring Lake Amphitheatre, as part of the “Starring at Staring” summer concert series put on by the city of Eden Prairie. Above, Jeremy Green and his son Jack Green listen to Timothy Berry’s group and look over the city’s “Sounds Around Town” summer entertainment schedule. (Photos by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers)


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BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Who hasn’t wanted food delivered from a restaurant that does not offer such convenience? Well, Eden Prairie dreamers, say hello to FNS Delivery. The drivers pick up food from wherever you want – whether it’s fast food or fine dining – and for $5 they will take it to you. It’s just about that simple. FNS, short for Food and Stuff, started with hotel deliveries in Eden Prairie last fall. Luke Katuin, the 29-year-old who had the idea, started a similar operation in Mankato while attending college there. But, it didn’t get busy enough to fit his definition of success, he said. “My wife graduated college, moved up here, so the FNS dream in Mankato died,” Katuin said. So, when they moved to the Twin Cities, he didn’t know how to apply the

idea to such a large area. Then, he visited a former co-worker and friend, Elijah Edwards, who was working at a hotel front desk in Eden Prairie. Hotel guests kept coming down, asking where to get food in the area, Katuin said. Edwards would tell guests there aren’t any options within walking distance, and basically just pizza and subs can be delivered. But, Katuin, who lives in Eden Prairie,

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Once a month, they also surprise someone with a free lunch. They ask customers to nominate someone who deserves a free lunch, find out the best time and location to deliver it, and surprise them with the food, balloons and other fanfare, Katuin said. They are also armed with a video camera to capture the surprise. knew the city had more to offer than that. After seeing people walk away defeated and unsatisfied, it sparked an answer to his question about infiltrating the Twin Cities with his delivery business. “I said, ‘Elijah, eureka. You’ve done it. You’re my partner. You’ve done it,’” Katuin said. It was simple. They would start delivering food – food from any restaurant in the area – to hotel guests. Edwards became his partner, along with a third, Alex Sanchez, who takes

care of the FNS website and helps with other operations, Edwards said. After helping hotel guests and gaining some momentum from front-desk workers who recommended their delivery service, they moved on to Eden Prairie residents. Rather than expand to hotels outside Eden Prairie, the idea was to “bring everything in Eden Prairie to Eden Prairie,” Katuin said. By delivering food from Eden Prairie restaurants to Eden Prairie residents, they could keep delivery times down and not worry about delivering too far away. With a strong Twitter, Facebook and website presence, along with growing word-of-mouth and catchy promotions, the business keeps growing every month, Katuin said. They have an office in Edina; they have hired independent-contract drivers; expanded to West Bloomington and soon Hopkins; and they have partnered with 18 Eden Prairie restaurants and 11 West Bloomington restaurants in particular, DELIVERY: TO PAGE 14

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Eden Prairie man dies after alleged overdose BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS A woman held in a jail for alleged third-degree murder in Eden Prairie was released Friday, July 8, pending criminal charges, which are expected to file once toxicology reports from her deceased 42-year-old husband are complete, according to city spokeswoman Katie Beal. A 29-year-old woman was arrested following a 42-year-old man’s death after Eden Prairie authorities responded to a reported drug overdose the evening of Wednesday, July 6, according to Beal. It is unclear what drugs were involved in the incident, and the toxicology report, which would indicate what drugs were in the man’s body, could take a couple weeks to complete, Beal said. Authorities are waiting on the toxicology report before filing any charges. Police initially did not state the relationship between the man and woman, but Beal said Monday that they were

married. Eden Prairie dispatch received the call around 11 p.m. Wednesday regarding an alleged overdose on the 15600 block of North Hillcrest Court, according to Beal. The man was unconscious and transported to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, where he was pronounced dead, Beal said. The woman was arrested at the scene and was being held in a Hennepin County jail on probable cause of thirddegree murder, Beal said. Jail records indicate she was booked at 7:13 a.m. Thursday. Since no charges were filed, she was released just before 7 p.m. Friday. Another adult female and a child were also present, but she was not taken into custody, Beal said. Eden Prairie police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's crime lab are investigating the incident, so no further details could be provided, Beal said.

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Caregiver support group meeting July 21 A Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held at Prairie Adult Care 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21. The discussion group’s goal is to help individuals connect to community resources and fosters healthy choices in care giving. The meeting is facilitated by a social worker from Senior Community Services.

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Uniform drive helps outfit scout for camp BY JONATHAN YOUNG • SUN NEWSPAPERS Kris Hinderscheid of Hastings is the treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 534. Her family goes through a lot of uniforms. She and her husband have four sons who have all been involved in Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts. The boys outgrow uniforms quickly. Kris’s husband also volunteers as an assistant scoutmaster and must wear a uniform. When Kris’s oldest son, 13-year-old Kalvin, was nominated by his scoutmaster to attend the exclusive, week-long Grey Wolf Leadership Camp in Wisconsin this year, he needed to be outfitted with a full uniform first. “We wanted to make sure he had everything he needed,” she said. Hinderscheid believes the uniform is an important part of the Scouting experience. “When the boys wear the uniform, they should be wearing it with pride,” she

said. Kalvin thinks the uniform is an identifying mark for Scouts and it lets others know “that guy’s in Scouts.” Hinderscheid was willing to invest in the full outfit for Kalvin, which includes shirts, a neckerchief, shorts, pants, socks and headgear. But buying everything new would have placed some financial pressure on the single-income household. Hinderscheid turned to the Boy Scouts Northern Star Council uniform exchange program. The exchange program is available twice a month and allows scouts to come to the office in Golden Valley and find used uniforms for free with a suggested donation if the family feels able to give. The program is supported largely by uniform donations collected during the Scouting for Uniforms campaign held by the Northern Star Council and Pilgrim Cleaners during the month of July. Hinderscheid reached out to other

members of Troop 534 and collected a list of “orders” of items needed by scouts in the area. Then three families made the trek to visit the exchange and fill as many orders as they could. Kalvin found everything he needed, and Hinderscheid estimates that about 12 other scouts in the troop also received needed pieces for their uniforms. “It’s a great program,” Hinderscheid said. “It’s a blessing for many people.” She estimates that paying the suggested donations for uniforms cost her less than an eighth of the price for new uniforms. “For us to be able to outfit our son to have the privilege to go to camp was huge,” she said. Hinderscheid said when her boys are done with a uniform, they pass it on to others. She appreciates how the exchange program makes it easy to share uniforms with those who need them. “I just think that it gives you an oppor-

tunity to give back, and it makes it very affordable for families, especially in this economy,” she said. “And there’s no sense in wasting items … someone should be able to reuse them.” It’s especially easy to donate uniforms during the month of July. Uniforms can be dropped off at all 25 Pilgrim Cleaners locations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The nearest location can be found at Uniforms can also be dropped off at the Golden Valley Scout Service Center, 5300 Glenwood Ave. or the St. Paul Scout Service Center, 393 Marshall Ave between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Monetary contributions should be sent to Northern Star Council BSA, Attn: Kent York, 5300 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley, MN 55422. Info: or 763231-7201 (Northern Star Council).

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What are you doing to MY state park? Editor’s note: I’m not going to deal with the nitty-gritty of the state shutdown. Mostly, because politics are a tricky animal, and I won’t pretend I have any sort of solution for the current predicament. There are other related issues, however, that really get my goat and need addressing. I’m bummed about the Minnesota state shutdown. Mostly bummed because it means my favorite summer activity — heading to William O’Brien State Park in Marineon-St. Croix, Minn. — isn’t possible at the moment. But I’m particularly upset because I had a sneaking suspicion the

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shutdown and subsequent closure of the parks would leave a gaping hole wherein low-life vandals could step in and harm something important to me as a nature enthusiast and Minnesotan. In case you didn’t hear, numerous media outlets are reporting extensive vandalism at Afton State Park, damage to Department of Natural Resources facilities in Grand

Marais and other issues at parks across the state. Absolutely senseless and pointless acts that served only to ruin a shared natural resource. I love state parks. I feel at home in them so it’s tough to avoid the “get-off-my-lawnyou-kids” impulse here. Setting aside, for a moment, the fact that as a state resource, the parks are funded at last partially through tax dollars making it silly for Hoodlum A to destroy public property that Hoodlum A (assuming he pays taxes) would have to help fund to repair, the main issue to me is the idea that the minute some-

one isn’t watching it’s somehow permissible to forget all societal mores and act like yahoos. Public property, be it a state park or an interstate highway, exists as a service we provide ourselves. We, the taxpayers, fund these public facilities with the common goal of all being able to access the outdoors or drive across the country. We, the taxpayers, are responsible for responsible use of such facilities. It’s a sad day when the minute our collective backs (in the form of park personnel) are turned some people feel the need or desire to rampage through our mutual property.

arded for a decade should be reconsidered. During our concurrent service on the Minnesota Land Trust Board of Directors, Jeff helped three Eden Prairie residents and an entire neighborhood protect the future of their properties with conservation easements. Of the two protected properties that are on Nine Mile Creek, Barbara Kaerwar’s has been donated to Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. It is odd that this agency is now promoting a project in another part of Eden Prairie that is contrary to its mission and the environmental well-being of a small preserve. Steve DeLapp Lake Elmo

involved parents. We should recognize these achievements, but we must also openly discuss the issues that are impacting our school district. Recently, the Eden Prairie school administration spent $20,000 on a survey to rank various “talking points” on their ability to convince taxpayers to support a proposed referendum. This is in addition to the $50,000 the administration is spending for a consultant to tell taxpayers what to “think, feel, and do” as described by one school board member. These talking points present only one side of the story. Before you vote on the referendum this fall, do your research, ask your board members questions and do not accept “non-answers.” Ask what has contributed to the multi-million dollar budget shortfall? Is it a tough economy or is it discretionary spending on boundary changes, excessive

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Birch Island Woods parking lot would hurt its integrity To the editor: Eden Prairie resident Jeff Strate has been keeping me updated on the Birch Island Woods since the days of its arduous creation and subsequent outside development threats. Most recently, he informed me about the controversial proposal to put a parking lot inside this otherwise peaceful area. Jeff and I share land use issues in the Southwest and Northeast suburbs. I currently serve on Lake Elmo’s Parks Commission and was a council member for 16 years. We’ve both toured our respective open spaces and trails with consideration for habitat preservation, as well as public access and the long-term benefit to our residents. Your Birch Island Woods is a

treasure, and I share the concerns of Jeff and others addressed in local newspapers and before the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District – which is apparently prepared to enable the parking lot construction with a $25,000 grant. The use of water quality improvement funds to facilitate a parking lot in a conservation area is a new concept to me, and an expansion of the taxing authority of watershed districts that I hope is not shared with my district. Eden Prairie is widely regarded as one of the metro area’s bestplanned cities, but I agree with Jeff that while parking lots are necessary in large recreational parks, they are rarely needed in small conservation spaces such as the Birch Island Woods. This preserve, and others like it, should remain the green places that are the lungs of a healthy city. Anything that detracts from this showcase of habitat restoration projects that Jeff has shep-

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Letters to the editor: We really do love them The primary reason I and my coworkers write personal columns (they’re not editorials) for this page is to encourage readers to respond. It’s not easy. It seems no matter how outlandish we get, the feedback is minimal. Sometimes the responses we do get are bizarre. Generally the reactions fall into two categories. The first is totally disheartening. You research and write your guts out about a topic of interest and receive an email that says “in paragraph six you used ‘upon’ instead of ‘on.’ Is English your native language? Who proofreads this rag?” Yikes. No mention of what the writer might have thought about the topic. Just kvetching. Riding high in April, shot down in May. That’s life, I sup-

Letters FROM PREVIOUS PAGE spending on non-education related programs or lost funding due to students fleeing our district? Certainly, students leaving our district are a significant factor. Each lost student represents more than $5,000 in lost funding per year. Each student that starts kindergarten in another district may represent $60,000 in lost funding during her K12 education career. Although the

PAUL WAHL Sun Newspapers Senior Managing Editor pose. The second most common response tends to take the “who cares about your opinion” approach. Mind you, these writers never bother to tell us their opinion, they simply want us to know that we are not entitled to ours. For instance, a column I wrote recently about the bane of fireworks drew a one-sentence response from an individual who accused me of advocating a “nanny state.” That’s a term used to try to put writers who believe sometimes people need to be told

what to do in their place. The place is usually under the jackboot of the person using the term. Actually, my plea to ban fireworks had nothing to do with the nanny state. You see, idiots who abuse fireworks cause buildings to burn down. Each time one catches fire, my tax dollars or yours (depending on where you live) are expended to pay salaries for firefighters. Taxpayer-funded police and fire departments both got involved in Fargo over the July 4 holiday when a man was struck and killed by a mortarstyle firework. So my column was more of a plea to eliminate one more thing taxpayers have to support with their hard-earned dollars. Quite different from the idea of a nanny state. Heck,

administration has not confirmed the number of students that will be leaving our district this fall, it is estimated to be more than 300 students representing more than $1.5 million annually in lost funding. One referendum proposal would increase taxes on a median priced home by $172 per year. For perspective, it would take 29 taxpayers paying $172 more per year to make up for the $5,000 in lost funding associated with just one lost student and 8,700 taxpayers to compensate for 300 lost students. Is it the responsi-

bility of taxpayers to compensate for this administration’s inability to retain students in our district? For three decades I have paid property taxes and have generally supported school referendums. However, taxpayers should insist on greater transparency, accountability and responsiveness before entrusting this administration with increased tax funding. Let’s set the right course before we spend more money. Dan Kitrell Eden Prairie


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HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS The following class reunions have been scheduled for this year: Bloomington Jefferson High School • 1986 – 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage. • 1991 – Saturday, Aug. 20, Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina. Info: 763557-0177. • 2001 – 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Clubhouse Jaeger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis. Info: Bloomington Kennedy High School • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Tuttles Bar and Grill, 107 Shady Oak Road S., Hopkins. Info: or • 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: • 1981 – Friday, July 22, Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel, 618 Second Ave., Minneapolis. Info: 763-557-0177. Edina High School • 1971 – Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, various locations. Info: 952-9266742 or (Bill MacLean). • 1986 – 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Info: Frank B. Kellogg High School • All school (1965-1986) – 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 30, John Rose Oval, 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville. Info: Hopkins Eisenhower High School • 1981 – 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet. Hopkins High School • 1961 – Friday, July 22, and Saturday,

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July 23, the Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Info: Hopkins Lindbergh High School • 1981 – Saturday, Aug. 6, Bayview Event Center, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Info: Hopkins – Eisenhower and Lindbergh • 1976 – Saturday, July 16, Tuttle’s, 107 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins. Info: or Minneapolis North High School • 1951 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, Edinburgh U.S.A., 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park. Info: or 763-4934333. • 1961 – Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. Info: Minneapolis Roosevelt High School • 1966 – Saturday, Aug. 27, Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd., Bloomington. Info: or Minneapolis West High School • 1971 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 13, Medina Country Club, 400 Evergreen Road, Medina Minnetonka High School • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Bayview Event Center, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior. Info: (Tippy McInerny) or Facebook – Minnetonka Senior High School Class of 1981. Osseo High School • 1971 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 24, Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. SE, Osseo. Info: Richfield High School • 1961 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: • 1971 – 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday,

July 23, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington. Info: or 612-791-4439 (Mark Stevens). • 1981 – 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 13, Embassy Suites airport location. Info: or • 1991 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Richfield American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave S. Info: • 1996 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina. Info: Robbinsdale High School • 1966 – Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20. Info: or 763391-6653 (Jim Nachtsheim). • 1976 – Saturday, Oct. 15, Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Info: 763-424-4385 or St. Louis Park High School • 1956 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Lord Fletcher’s, 3746 Sunset Drive, Spring Park. • 1961 – Thursday, Aug. 25. Info: • 1969 (60th birthday party) – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park. Info: (David Troup). • 1971 – Saturday, Sept. 10. Info: or 952-920-5376 (Leslie). • 1981 – 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Doubletree, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. Info: 763-557-0177. Wayzata High School • 1986 – Saturday, July 30, Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park. Info: 763-557-0177. • 1991 – Saturday, July 29, Wayzata Country Club, 200 Wayzata Blvd. W., Wayzata. Info: 763-557-0177. To add a reunion to this list, e-mail, fax 763-4247388 or call 763-424-7364.

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Eden Prairie groups win county wellness award A few Eden Prairie groups were part of the record 120 schools and worksites that have won the 2011 Hennepin County Wellness by Design Awards for excellence in promoting school and worksite wellness. Winning schools were honored during ceremonies at school staff meetings or school assemblies this spring. In addition, worksites were honored at a June 23 award ceremony at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., in Brooklyn Center. Eden Prairie recipients:

• City of Eden Prairie – Worksite Bronze Award • Van Wagenen Financial Services, Inc. – Worksite Bronze Award • Arizant Healthcare, Inc., a 3M Company – Worksite Gold Award • CIGNA – Worksite Platinum Award Since its inception in 2006, 417 Wellness by Design Awards have been presented. Applications are accepted in the spring each year. To apply for an award or to see listings and videos of past winners, visit the Wellness by Design Awards website. Info: – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Dick Thorud of Bloomington displays the award he received when he was inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame in June. He earned 78 patents for lawn mower and snow blower products during his 34-year career at the Toro Company. (Photo by Roxi Rejali • Contributing writer)

Former Toro engineer honored for inventiveness BY ROXI REJALI • CONTRIBUTING WRITER In Dick Thorud’s world of ideas, there’s always a better way. During his 34 years as a design and research engineer for the Toro Company, building a better lawn mower or snow thrower was his goal. Creative problem-solving was his method. “I didn’t know that they would work,” said Thorud of his inventions. “That’s the excitement of the whole thing, that sometimes you can come up with great ideas. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.” Thorud was a prolific inventor, earning 78 U.S. and international patents, said Larry Buckley, division counsel for Toro. Many of Thorud’s innovations are still used in Toro products and they played an important part in the company’s success in the residential lawn mower and snow thrower markets, Buckley said. Last year, the Bloomington-based company reported $1.7 billion in sales. In recognition of his accomplishments, Thorud was inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame in June. The Bloomington resident retired from Toro in 2000. Working as senior principal research

engineer at Toro’s research and development unit, Thorud was free to explore ideas and research market trends before developing full-size prototypes and testing them in the field. But he also worked on projects assigned by the marketing department, with the goal of creating high-quality products that consumers would buy. Thorud drew on his art training to fuel his creativity. As a student at South High School and Augsburg College in Minneapolis, he took courses in art as well as advanced math and science, and later earned a fine arts undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. “I had dual interests. I liked the creative freedom you had in art and I also liked the discipline that came in mathematics and sciences,” said Thorud, 77. Although Thorud didn’t have an engineering degree, his curiosity and enthusiasm for learning spurred him to take short courses at area colleges in fields like hydraulics, plastics and internal combustion engines. Art was a key to his success. He created concept sketches and built miniature clay models in his office, effective tools to persuade co-workers and bosses that his conTORO: TO PAGE 13

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15 Starring at Staring Concert Series: Lost in Deuschland Where: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info: Used book sale Where: Hopkins Library, 22 11th Ave. N., Hopkins When: 1-4 p.m. Info: 612-5436400

16 AirExpo Where: Flying Cloud Airport, 10110 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: Used book sale Where: Hopkins Library, 22 11th Ave. N., Hopkins When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 612-5436400

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Starring at Staring Concert Series: Rum River Brass Band Where: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info:

Minnetonka Civic Orchestra Where: Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-8339580

Kidstock: Bob and the Beachcombers Where: Staring Lake Amphitheater 14800 Pioneer Trail When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info:

Computer Basics Workshop Where: Eden AirExpo Prairie Library, 565 Where: Flying Prairie Center Cloud Airport, Drive 10110 Flying Cloud When: 2-4 p.m. Drive, Eden Prairie Info: 612-543When: 9 a.m. to 5 6275 (to register) p.m. Info:

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


20 Starring at Staring Concert Series: Eden Prairie String Academy Where: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info: Job Transition Group meeting Where: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info:



21 Baby Storytime Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Info: 612-5436275 (to register) Edina Farmers Market Where: Centennial Lakes, 7499 France Ave. S., Edina When: 3-7 p.m. Info: 952-8339580



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Toro FROM PAGE 11 cepts would work in the real world. He created a cartoon strip modeled after the “Calvin and Hobbes” comic series to explain the then-novel concept of mulching. “I was able to visualize things in my mind and see them working,” he said. “You have an affinity for spatial relationships.” That talent set Thorud apart from other engineers or technicians, said Buckley, a former Toro patent attorney. “He just had this kind of artistic flair about inventing,” Buckley said. “He worked at that interface between technology and the arts.” Buckley also remembers Thorud as soft-spoken and modest. ”I can’t recall him ever promoting himself,” Buckley said. “Dick was always promoting his inventions, which you kind of have to do when you’re in research and development.” Many of Thorud’s innovations were commercial successes, but he’s proudest of the ones that enhanced product safety or benefitted the environment. In 1969, Thorud developed the “Guardian” line of mowers, which incorporated safety features designed to pre-

vent foot injuries and damage caused by debris thrown out of the mower’s path. For the first time, rear safety shields and foot guards were added to the machines, and led to the development of new federal safety standards for the industry, he said. The “Recycler” mulching system for lawn mowers was developed by 1988. Before, grass clippings were collected in bags and hauled away to landfills, creating tons of waste. The new system chopped up the grass clippings into smaller pieces that could decompose and fertilize the lawn. Since retiring, Thorud has had more time to spend with his wife Darlene, two adult children and five grandchildren. He’s also filling his time with creative projects, including a one-man show of his photographs scheduled for early 2012 at the Bloomington Art Center. He’s also written, illustrated and self-published 10 books and is working on a 500-page book about creativity. Creativity has always played an important role in Thorud’s life, whether it involved inventing new technology or more artistic projects. “The creative portion of the work is the same, whether you’re writing a book or writing an article or creating a photograph or a piece of sculpture,” he said. “It really doesn’t matter, because the creative part is always the same.”

COMMUNITY NOTES Online high school info session set for July 14 MTS Minnesota Connections Academy invites area families to learn about its tuition-free K-12 online public school program at a free information session 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, July 14, at the Courtyard Minneapolis Eden Prairie, 11391 Viking Dr., Eden Prairie. Families will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with school faculty, explore the school’s teaching style, curriculum, technology and enrollment process. For those unable to attend the in-person information session, real-time virtual online sessions hosted by a MTS Minnesota Connections Academy staff member are also available. With its faculty headquartered in St. Paul, MTS Minnesota Connections Academy is a K-12 online program that offers an alternative school experience— public school from home. Students work with state-certified teachers via email, live online lessons, text-based curriculum, webcasts, telephone conversations and more, while an adult “Learning Coach” monitors

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Southdale YMCA 5K, fun run July 30 Southdale YMCA’s “5 for the Y” 5K race and kids run is Saturday, July 30. The 5K event kicks off 8 a.m. at Braemar Ice Arena, 7501 Ikola Way, Edina. The fun run begins 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers of the 5K race. All participants will receive a race T-shirt with registration. There will also be a fun zone for children of registered racers with free childcare, face painting, bouncer, arts and crafts and more. The annual event supports scholarships to youth and families in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and south Minneapolis to participate in YMCA programs and membership. The Southdale YMCA has served the communities for more than a quarter-century, offering a wide-range of character-development activities and programs for all ages. All donations to Y Partners are tax-deductible. Info: – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current



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Delivery FROM PAGE 3 which are listed on the FNS website. Growth is easier with Katuin’s restaurant experience. At just 29-years-old, he has already had stints opening and running a Great Steak and Potato in Mankato and a Pita Pit near the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, so he knows how to relate to restaurant operators, he said. During off-peak hours, they may have time to deliver food to people in Minnetonka, Hopkins, Chanhassen or other cities around Eden Prairie, but its not always doable if they’re busy, Katuin said, and they make that clear to customers in those areas. Right now, they don’t have formal plans to expand in the Twin Cities, but Katuin said he’d like to. He just wants to make sure they have enough resources so things run smoothly in a new city. “Our eventual goal is to obviously conquer the entire Twin Cities, and you know, make it a metro-wide thing,” Katuin said. “That will take some time, but we’ll continue to work on that.” He’s also in the early stages of turning the operation into a franchise, Katuin said. “We like how our setup is and feel pret-

The ordering process The shortest, sweetest version may be on the FNS website: “1. You're hungry 2. Decide what food to eat 3. Order online or by phone 4. We bring it to your door 5. Enjoy!” They operate 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, and usually have a few drivers working during typical lunch and dinner times, Katuin said. For Eden Prairie, they typically tell the hungry people it will take somewhere between 30-45 minutes, depending on the order and individual restaurant’s prep time. Katuin or Edwards will most likely answer the phone, take the order, place it at the restaurant and they or another driver will pick it up and deliver it. The delivery fee is $5, plus a 15 percent charge, which is how the contract drivers are paid. If someone wants to place an order from more than one restaurant, it’s another $2.50 per restaurant, according to the company website. ty confident it could be in any city,” he said. To make an order, call 612-562-6137. Info:


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• Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 9 a.m. • Chair massages – 10 a.m. • Pavek Museum of Broadcasting trip – 12:15 p.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. • Drivers safety (4 hours) – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15 • Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Men’s group – 9:30 a.m. • Partner Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Bunco – 2 p.m.

Monday, July 18 • Coffee Klatch – 8:45 a.m. • Monday shopping – 9:30 a.m. • Driver’s safety (4 hours) – noon • Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Crafting Group – 1 p.m. • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 6 p.m. • Happy feet – by appointment

Tuesday, July 19 • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 9 a.m.

• Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Greeting cards – 9:30 a.m. • Biking club – 10 a.m. • Tai Chi – 10:30 a.m. • Party Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 • Salad lunch at the Senior Center • 500 cards – 1 p.m. • Canasta – 1 p.m. • Walking club – 6 p.m. • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 9 a.m. • Showboat trip – 10:45 a.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. • Health insurance – 1 p.m. • Open woodshop – 6 p.m. All activities take place at the Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Road. Pioneer Park is located behind the Senior Center. Info: 952-279-8050. – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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With the city council’s blessing, the Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie, 12790 Plaza Drive, would construct new digs a block down the road at 12475 Plaza Drive, where the Suburban Chevrolet dealership sits. Tom Grossman, president of the Metropolitan Corporation, owns the Ford dealership and the lease on the space will expire soon, so he’s having a new, state-ofthe art dealership built on the 12475 Plaza Drive property, which he owns. The proposed plans have the space listed around 39,500 square feet, about the same size as the current dealership, Grossman said. “It will be a definite improvement over our current facility. There’s no question about that,” Grossman said. The proposal also calls for a 1,000 square-foot addition to the 62,000-square-


Ford Dealership Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group purchased the 450,000-square-foot, former ADC complex in early June. UnitedHealth staff wouldn’t disclose the sale price, but property records have a listed value of $44 million. The facility is located 13625 Technology Drive and is expected to serve as company’s Optum headquarters, according to UnitedHealth spokesman Brian Kane. Optum includes three health service businesses, OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx. Optum employs 4,500 people in the Twin Cities, and some of them are expected to fill the former ADC site’s 1,500 capacity. In December, Tyco Electronics purchased ADC for $1.25 billion, and its

A Coda sedan was one all-electric vehicle featured at GE Capital’s final tour stop in Eden Prairie. The Coda manufacturer is a privately held company out of California.(Photo by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers) foot Chevy dealership. The city’s Planning Commission approved the plans and they will go the council July 19 for approval, Grossman said if the city council approves the current plans, construction could begin in August with the goal of finishing the dealership by the end of March 2012.

A residential and GE Capital project The King of Glory Lutheran Church, located 17850 Duck Lake Trail, could make way for new residential lots on just over half of the 11.6-acre property. If the city council approves the plan, the church would be demolished and make way for 16 single-family lots, said Scott Kipp, a senior planner with the city. The other half of the property consists mainly of wetlands, he said. The area also abuts the city-owned Edenbrook Conservation area. The city council could review the plans during the July 19 meeting. Another addition includes a GE Capital

Eco Experience Center at the GE Capital Fleet headquarters in Eden Prairie. At the center, fleet service clients could learn about and test drive a variety of new electric and hybrid vehicles, which would include a road course where the vehicles could be test driven. Proposed plans for the two-story addition include a garage for 12 cars, a 3,000 square-foot meeting space, a viewing deck and an indoor and outdoor vehicle “showcase.” The addition would also include other energy-saving technology, such as solar panels and a wind turbine. GE Capital fleet group completed a nation-wide tour at its headquarters in Eden Prairie on Monday, introducing a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles to its clients. Last year, GE Capital made a pledge to supply 25,000 electric vehicles to its clients and its own GE fleet by 2015, said fleet services marketing and strategy officer Deb Frodl. Franzen said he expects the city council’s consideration of the project will take place in August, and if approved, GE may break ground shortly after that meeting.

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COMMUNITY LINE Alexandra Stark, Matthew Kenutis, Krista Nelson, Anna Paulson, Breanna Blaschke, Stephanie Geis, David Larson, Carleigh McCormick, Tara Tulberg and Michelle Turner have been named to the dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul. Katie Bothun, Matthew Kenutis, Austin Massee, Brittany Murphy, Ashley Neeser, Jennifer Berglund and Joshua Flom have graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul. Melanie Brunner, Sophia Grausam, Abby Johnson, Jarell Larson-Mallo, Molly Senske and Jessalee Simonson have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Matthew Lehnertz graduated from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. Megan Grover was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. Johnny Johnson received honorable mention at the “Effie Awards,” a collegiate advertising competition. He attends Concordia University in St. Paul. Madeline Bergh, Kayleigh Dittes,

Manya Fiock, George Hicks, Kathryn Hupp, Benjamin Johnson-Tesch, Laura Kientzle, Alaina Ramsburg, Sarah Scharpen, Sarah Schmitt, Brian Smith and Joseph Wachutka have been named to the dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn. Kimberly Aasgaard, Nicole Ainsworth, Kyle Boe, Taylor Cook, Emily Eddy, Manya Fiock, Alexandra Grandelis, Joshua Hammer, Kathryn Hupp, Laura Janzen, Elizabeth Nolan, Brian Smith, Stephanie Snyder and Emily Takekawa have graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn. Kaycie P. Adam, Michael J. Bartelme IV, David K. Case, Eric E. Dean, Evelyn C. Grafton, Benjamin A. Hawkins, Laura T. Hewitt, Rachel A. Kalaidis, Zachary F. Lyons, Brooke A. Neuroth, Chelsea L. Reller, Gavin L. St. Clair, Ashley N. Willeck and Keith E. Yanes were named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Luke W. Fisher and Tomomi Fujimaru graduated from Oregon State

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found not only the F4 they flew, but the pilot they shot down over Vietnam, Jasperson said, and they have since become friends. Also offering unique perspectives on historic events will be a NASA astronaut and two members of the select WWII women’s group, the Women Airforce Service Pilots. The VIPs will be available to meet the public at AirExpo 2011 and take part in daily symposiums, scheduled noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day at the expo. And, on Saturday, July 16, they will be seated among the public for the “US Bank Evening with Eagles” dinner event at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, which is expected to sell out before the weekend, Jasperson said. Of course, picturing the aviators’ stories may be easier after seeing some of the aircrafts they flew. Of the approximately 40 aircraft expected, a couple of highlights will include the Tuskegee Airmen’s plane, the P-51-C Mustang and the “Yankee Lady,” a B-17 Bomber from the Yankee Air Museum in Michigan. Guests can buy a ticket to ride in either plane during the show, said Event Director Greg Kaminski. “That’s a pretty big deal,” he said. A B-24 Bomber, the more modern A10 Warthog, a biplane, a pair of helicopters, EXPO: TO PAGE 21

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Collegiate newspaper abandons print edition BY MIKE HANKS • SUN NEWSPAPERS As far as funerals go, there wasn’t much sadness. The Normandale Community College newspaper, Lions’ Roar, published its last edition in April. The paper, which dates back more than four decades, was published once every three weeks, featuring many of the traditional articles and features common to collegiate newspapers. But like major daily and community weekly newspapers around the country, the leadership of Lions’ Roar has stopped the presses. The student media, however, isn’t going away. Since 2004 the college’s newspaper staff has had an online presence in addition to its traditional newspaper. There were several reasons why it made sense to shift the focus to the online content and away from the print product, according to faculty advisor Mark Plenke. “This is a generation of people wedded to their iPhones,” Plenke said. Whether it be through a mobile device

or a traditional computer, the Lions’ Roar website garners more than 1,000 unique visitors per month, he said. Conversely the newspaper staff is recycling a greater percentage of the 2,000 papers printed every three weeks, he explained. With the shift to an online format the Lions’ Roar staff will function more like a daily newspaper staff, according to Plenke. Without collegiate sports to cover each week and little opportunity to cover breaking news for its print product, Lions’ Roar has operated more like a magazine, Plenke explained. Students have compensated by exploring perspectives about what happens on campus, but the end of the print product will bring a change in emphasis. Instead of the website being secondary to the print product, it will now be the sole focus of staff writers, allowing a focus similar to that of a daily newspaper, he said. It was a change that wasn’t possible without discontinuing the print product, he noted. Providing daily content

online in addition to articles for the print edition was more work than the Lions’ Roar staff could handle. “It’s twice as much work, or more,” he said. Most agreed, “This is the right time to do this.” Discontinuing the print edition was not an economic decision. Sure, students were picking up the newspaper with less frequency, but the Lions’ Roar staff has an advantage over its commercial counterparts, it is the beneficiary of student fees to fund its staffing and daily operations. Advertising sold within the paper was comparable to the cost of printing it, so the news gathering functions shouldn’t be affected by the loss of print advertising revenue, Plenke explained. The challenges of overseeing a digital news staff will be similar, however, to the challenges of the past several years. Plenke – a communications department instructor – has been the Lions’ Roar advisor since 2003. Unlike four-year campuses where newspaper staffs are comprised largely of journalism department students, the Lions’ Roar staff is com-

prised of students who may have taken communications classes at the college, but haven’t had the benefit of two or three years of rigorous journalism instruction. “These are students who have not made up their mind about what their careers are going to be, for the most part,” he said. In addition to teaching students how to construct a news article rather than an essay, there’s an annual turnover rate of about 90 percent, sometimes as high as 75 percent between semesters, he said. Some students do move on to a fouryear school and pursue a journalism degree as a result of their Normandale experience, Plenke noted. The college will be introducing five new digital media courses next year, so the conversion of the paper goes handin-hand with that, Plenke explained. As they think about media careers, “this will be a better training ground for students,” Plenke said. The Lions’ Roar website is


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Together with their parents, Rachel Brooks and Reid Tuenge are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. Rachel is a 2002 graduate of Edina High School. She graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in May of 2006 and is currently employed with Target. Reid is a 2000 graduate of Anoka High School. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus in 2004 and currently works for Commodity Specialists Company. An August 2011 wedding is planned.

Dan and Kay McCarthy of Minnetonka are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Meghan, to Dennis Morrison of Gallup, New Mexico, son of Jayne Morrison and Gary Morrison. Meghan is a 2007 graduate of Hopkins High School. Meghan and Dennis are both 2011 graduates of Calvin College. Meghan will be teaching 5th Grade at Minnesota International Middle School. Dennis will be working as a nurse in the area. The wedding will take place on July 16, 2011 at The Mills Church of Minnetonka. The couple will reside in Golden Valley.



Robert and Barbara Baumler of Waseca, MN announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Phillip Gause, son of Diane Edmunds of Minnetonka, MN. Rachel is a graduate of Marquette University and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She is employed by Lockheed Martin Corp. as a project engineer in the Satellite Space Systems division. Phillip is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is employed by JP Morgan Chase as a commercial real estate lender. Phillip and Rachel both reside in Philadelphia, PA where they met while volunteering at a homeless shelter. A September wedding is planned in Minneapolis.

Thomas and Denise Morgan of Eden Prairie and Michael and Dora Skalisky of Owatonna announce the engagement of their children Lindsay Morgan and Sean Skalisky of Eden Prairie. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Eden Prairie High School and a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in aviation. She is employed at Sky West Airlines as a pilot. Sean is a 2001 graduate of Owatonna High School and a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a bachelor of science degree in aviation. He is currently employed at Mesaba Airlines as a pilot. A July 15 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis.

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KRIEG – BULTINCK Jessica Marie Krieg, daughter of Michael and Julie Krieg of Burnsville, and Cory Bultinck of Maple Grove announce their engagement. Jessica is a 2000 graduate of Burnsville High School and a 2004 graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management. She is currently employed with the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney in downtown Minneapolis. Cory is a 2003 graduate of Chaska High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance. He also earned his Master of Business Taxation in 2008 from the Carlson School of Management, and is currently employed as a CPA at Wipfli, LLP in Edina, MN. A November 2011 wedding is planned in Anna Maria Island, Florida.


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Expo FROM PAGE 18 training jets and others will also be at the show. About half of the 40 aircraft will take to the air, Kaminski estimated, and some of them will be available for rides. “You sort of get the double good out of this,” Kaminski said, since people will be able to see many aircrafts both up close and in the air. And, even the historic planes will be in good shape. “If you come out and look at them, most of them look like they’re brand new,” Kaminski said. The AirExpo is scheduled 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, at Flying Cloud Airport, 10110 Flying Cloud Drive. The show will be held rain or shine, Jasperson said. Tickets for the AirExpo are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 8-12. Children 7 and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate,

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Eden Prairie will host Edina in a 5:30 p.m. South Hennepin League American Legion baseball game Thursday, July 14, at Round Lake Stadium. The District 10 playoffs are July 21-25 in Coon Rapids.

Anna Laorr The Eden Prairie resident and Breck School graduate placed fourth in the Minnesota State Junior Girls Golf Championships June 27-28 at Victory Links Golf Club in Blaine. Laorr shot rounds of 79 and 74 for a 36-hole total of 153. Laorr won the state Class 2A girls high school championship in June.

Judy Baxter The Eden Prairie resident has been named co-head coach for the Minnesota Elite girls lacrosse team. Baxter has served as a co-head coach at Eden Prairie High School since 1999.

Tony Skjefte The Eden Prairie American Legion baseball player hit four home runs and was named the Rapid City Firecracker Tournament’s Most Valuable Player during the July 4 weekend in South Dakota. Skjefte is headed to the University of Minnesota on a baseball scholarship this fall. Above left, EP infielder Tony Skjefte throws to first during Rapid City Firecracker tournament action. He was named the Most Valuable Player in the tournament. Above right, Eden Prairie’s Jordan Smith delivers a pitch during his team’s 9-6 championship victory over Missoula, Mont., in the Rapid City Firecracker Legion Baseball Tournament over the July 4 weekend. (Photos courtesy of Kevin Cox/

Eden Prairie wins prestigious Firecracker baseball tourney title BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Many of the elite American Legion baseball programs in the country head to Rapid City, S.D., each summer to compete in its prestigious July 4 weekend tournament. Eden Prairie was one of those, and is hoping the South Dakota tournament will again be a springboard to more success. Last year, Eden Prairie was one of five Rapid City Firecracker Legion Baseball Tournament teams that went on to win state titles. Eden Prairie qualified for the American Legion World Series last season by winning state and regional championships. EP ended up second in the World Series.

Eden Prairie demonstrated it is a national Legion power again by winning the Firecracker Legion tournament with a 7-1 record. EP infielder Tony Skjefte was named Most Valuable Player of the June 29-July 4 tourney. Eden Prairie defeated Missoula, Mont., 9-6 in the title game. “The boys came out ready to play in the Rapid City tournament,” said Eden Prairie coach Scott Hackett. “We had only one bad game. “Everybody contributed to our championship and the guys played well.” Skjefte impressed his coach and tournament fans with his performance. “Tony had a great tournament,” said Hackett. “He batted about .500 and drove in

15 runs while also hitting four home runs in eight games.” Jordan Smith was the winning pitcher for Eden Prairie in the title game. He struck out nine and allowed three hits and three runs in six innings. Lance Thonvold pitched one inning of relief. Ryan Maenke had two hits and four RBI in the title game. Adam Bray had three hits. Anthony King-Foreman supplied two RBI and Skjefte drove in one run. Eden Prairie’s offense clicked in the tournament. EP beat Coon Rapids 15-4 in the opener June 29. Skjefte contributed three hits, including one home run, and drove in four runs. Brett Guba had three hits and two RBI. BASEBALL: TO PAGE 24

Mitch Hugdahl The 2011 Eden Prairie High School graduate received All-American honors in boys lacrosse. Hugdahl, a midfielder, also was a first-team AllState selection. Hugdahl led the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the 2011 state lacrosse tournament. He was also a starting linebacker on the EPHS football team last season.

Ryan Maenke The Eden Prairie third baseman had two hits and drove in four runs during his team’s 9-6 victory over Missoula, Mont., in the finals of the Rapid City Firecracker Legion Baseball Tournament.

Danny Blasy Blasy had three hits and one RBI as the Eden Prairie American Legion baseball team defeated the host team 14-6 in the Rapid City Firecracker tourney and eventually won the championship. 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. – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Big week coming up in Minnesota golf State amateur, open championships to be held days apart BY MIKE SHAUGHNESSY • SUN NEWSPAPERS The biggest week of the Minnesota golf season begins Monday, July 18, when the state’s top amateurs tee it up in White Bear Lake. The Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship runs through Wednesday, July 20, at White Bear Yacht Club. On Friday, July 22, the Minnesota State Open, which brings together the

state’s best professionals and amateurs, starts at Rush Creek in Maple Grove. Among players expected to compete in the MGA Amateur is Donald Constable, a former Minnetonka High School and University of Minnesota player who finished second in last year’s tournament at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton. Tom Hoge, who won the MGA Amateur the last two years, will not be back to defend his title because he turned professional this spring. Ryan Peterson of Eagan, who recently completed his college golf eligibility at Colorado State, finished third in last year’s tournament. Peterson won the

MGA Players’ Championship, a matchplay event, last month in Brainerd. Former Wayzata High School and current University of Northern Iowa player Kyle Beversdorf also will be in the MGA Amateur. Beversdorf qualified for the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and reached the matchplay stage of the tournament. The oldest player in the field might be Edina’s Richard Blooston, who made it into the tournament through a June 22 qualifier at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Blooston first played in the MGA Amateur in 1963. The field of 156 will try to figure out the nuances of White Bear Yacht Club,

designed in the early 20th century by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. While some might consider it short by today’s standards at 6,471 yards, undulating fairways, blind shots and tricky greens are several features that could confound players. MGA tournament director Doug Hoffmann said he anticipates some under-par scores but still expects the course to challenge players who routinely hit 300-yard drives. “This course is a long 6,400 yards,” Hoffmann said at an MGA media event last week. “And I expect to take advanGOLF: TO NEXT PAGE

Firemen’s slowpitch tourney boasts 160-team field Bloomington hosts four-day softball extravaganza BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS

Women’s slowpitch softball players will swing for the fences again this weekend at the Firemen’s tournament in Bloomington. There will be 160 teams, including 28 women’s and 24 co-rec squads, competing for bracket championships in Firemen’s action Friday through Sunday at Valley View and Dred Scott fields. (Photo courtesy of Matt Vollum)

Bloomington will be the focal point of slowpitch softball enthusiasts July 14-17. The 53rd annual Firemen’s/Virg Ellrich Memorial Tournament will be bigger and better than ever, according to director Jeff Barnes. The Bloomington native has either played in or managed the mid-summer softball extravaganza for much of its history. This edition of the Firemen’s tourney has attracted 160 men’s, women’s and co-rec teams from all over the state and country. More than 20,000 fans, players and tournament volunteers are expected to attend the four-day event headquartered at Valley View Park. “Our tournament is one of the largest of its kind in the state and the Upper Midwest,” said Barnes, who has directed the event since 1976. “There is a 300-team tournament headquartered in Bismarck, N.D. “But that tournament is spread out on fields over a regional area instead of being located like we are in one city – Bloomington. Our tournament is a summer reunion for players and spectators. We have fans that actually fly in to the Twin Cities to attend our event each year.” The 160-team field includes Class A through Class D slowpitch softball teams from Canada, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Maryland and Nevada as well as squads from across the Twin Cities metro area and outstate Minnesota. Many teams represent Bloomington and surrounding communities such as Edina, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Burnsville,

Rosemount, Apple Valley and Lakeville. Two all-star charity games kick off the Firemen’s tournament Thursday, July 14, at Valley View Park in Bloomington. The opening all-star matchup pits the Bloomington Police against the Bloomington Firefighters at 6:30 p.m. on Red Haddox Field. The Bloomington Police won last year’s allstar game. A game featuring over-30 and under-30 allstar teams follows at 7:30 p.m. Last summer, the under-30 all-stars were victorious. There will be a homerun derby open to all comers from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Valley View. Double-elimination tournament competition begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Valley View and Dred Scott Fields in Bloomington. Action continues at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Saturday’s final games start at 9:15 p.m. All action Sunday, July 17, takes place at Valley View beginning at 8 a.m. Championship games are 3, 4 and 6 p.m. There will be six tournament brackets – men’s Upper (32 teams), men’s Tier II (40 teams), men’s Tier III (36 teams), women’s Tier II (12 teams), women’s Tier III (16 teams) and co-rec (24 teams). “Many teams use our tournament to prepare for post-season state and national competition,” said Barnes. “We work hard to maintain competitive balance in each of our brackets. “We have a good mixture of experienced and young teams. And many of those younger squads want to get into our competitive upper brackets.” All proceeds from the Firemen’s tournament are donated to youth organizations that provide volunteer assistance during the fourday event.


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Baseball FROM PAGE 22 Thonvold and Maenke came through with two hits and two RBI each. Smith was the winning pitcher and got relief help from Dylan Frederic. Boulder, Colo., dealt Eden Prairie its lone tournament loss in the second round. Five errors plagued EP in its 15-8 loss. Skjefte, Tyler Ruemmele and Danny Blasy had two hits each. Skjefte connected for a home run. Eden Prairie defeated Colchester, Vt., 13-5 June 30. Will Phillips was winning pitcher and Thonvold picked up a save. Skjefte had three hits, including a home run, and finished with two RBI. Ruemmele had three hits and two RBI. Maenke homered and was credited with two RBI.

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Eden Prairie beat Las Vegas, Nev., 10-9 July 1. Bray was the winning pitcher and struck out seven in six innings. KingForeman pitched the final inning. Bray homered and knocked in three runs. Ruemmele and Maenke had two hits apiece. Danny Halloran and Guba had one hit and two RBI each. Eden Prairie defeated Missoula 9-1 July 2 as Ruemmele pitched a four-hitter. Blake Schmit, Skjefte, Tyler Peterson, Thonvold, Maenke and Blasy had two hits each. Eden Prairie beat Rapid City 14-6 that same day. Schmit finished with three hits (including one home run) and four RBI. Blasy had three hits and one RBI. Eden Prairie defeated West Warwick, R.I., 13-4 in the semifinals. Halloran had three hits and three RBI. Skjefte finished with two hits and four RBI. Maenke earned the pitching win.

Golf FROM PREVIOUS PAGE tage of some hole locations that are available to me. But if someone goes out, plays well and shoots a low number, great.” Rush Creek, which will be host of the Minnesota State Open for the first time, has plenty of length. It is expected to play at more than 7,200 yards for the tournament. A number of players who have been on the PGA Tour or Champions Tour also have won the Minnesota State Open, including Tom Lehman, John Harris, Mike Morley, Joel Goldstrand, Ty Armstrong and Jon Chaffee. Harris, who continues to compete on the Champions Tour, has entered

the state open. Shorewood resident Mario Tiziani, who has competed on the PGA Tour, also is in the tournament. Edinburgh USA head professional Don Berry is a two-time Minnesota State Open champion. He is scheduled to play this year, as is Edinburgh USA’s director of instruction, Adam Gulli. Also in the tournament is Bloomington native Jim Sorenson, who won the 1985 U.S. Public Links and the 1986 Minnesota State Open. Sorenson isn’t playing many tournaments these days but is still a prominent figure in the game. If you see a television infomercial for a golf training device, chances are it was made by a company Sorenson founded – Momentus Golf in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Sheriff’s Sale

Public Notice

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(Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE OF NINE MILE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR LEGAL SERVICES Pursuant to MSA 103B.227, Subdivision 5, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District hereby solicits proposals for a legal consultant for 2012 through 2013.

(Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE OF NINE MILE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ACCOUNTING SERVICES Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.227, Subd. 5, the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is soliciting proposals for accounting services for 2012 through 2013. Written proposals (six copies) should include background and profile information on the firm, along with the specific information as to expertise in watershed district finances and budgets, hourly billing rates for 2012013, and names and qualifications of personnel. Proposals should be sent to:

Northmark Homeowners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Susan M. Lindman and TCF National Bank, a national banking association, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that by virtue of a Judgment entered in the above-entitled action on March 2, 2011, a certified copy of which has been delivered to me directing the sale of the premises hereinafter described to satisfy the amount found and adjudged due said Plaintiff in the above-entitled action from said Defendant Susan M. Lindman, the Sheriff of Hennepin County will sell at a public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, at 10:00 a.m. on September 1, 2011, at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Civil Division, Room 30, 350 South 5th Street, City of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota, the real estate described in said Judgment: Lot 55, Block 1, Northmark 3rd Addition, Certificate of Title No. 716804 PIN: 14-116-22-44-0088 Address: 11598 Scotch Pine Court, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Dated this 30th day of June, 2011 Richard W. Stanek Sheriff of Hennepin County By /s/ Sgt. Dave Berens #368 Deputy Sheriff (July 14,21,28, Aug. 4,11,18, 2011) D4-LindmanSheriffSale

Written proposals (six copies) setting forth the experience of the company/individual(s) who would be interested in providing legal services for the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District should be sent to: Nine Mile Creek Watershed District 7710 Computer Avenue, Suite 135 Edina, MN 55435 Attention: Kevin Bigalke, District Administrator Proposals shall be submitted on or before Friday, August 5, 2011. Please set forth in your written proposal company experience and the experience of the individual(s) who proposes to perform services for the District and the resumes of staff who would assist the individual in providing the contractual services. Rates of individuals should be provided. The Board will review said proposals and reserves to itself the right to take such action as it deems in the best interest of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. For further information about the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, contact Kevin Bigalke, Administrator at (952) 835-2078 or visit: (July 14,21,28, 2011) A4/D1/D2/D3/D4-LegalServices

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Attn: Kevin Bigalke, Administrator 7710 Computer Avenue, Suite 135 Edina, MN 55435 Proposals must be submitted by Friday, August 5, 2011. The Board of Managers will review proposals, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and otherwise take such action it deems in the best interest of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. For further information about the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, contact Kevin Bigalke, Administrator at (952) 835-2078 or visit: (July 14,21,28, 2011) A4/D1/D2/D3/D4-AccountingServices

Public Notice (Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE OF NINE MILE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ANNUAL AUDIT SERVICES Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.227, Subd. 5, the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is soliciting proposals

for annual services for 2012 through 2013. Written proposals (six copies) should include background and profile information on the firm, along with the specific information as to expertise in watershed district finances and budgets, hourly billing rates for 2012-2013, and names and qualifications of personnel. The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board of Managers will work with the selected vendor to determine services on an annual basis. Proposals should be sent to:

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Attn: Kevin Bigalke, Administrator 7710 Computer Avenue, Suite 135 Edina, MN 55435

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Attn: Kevin Bigalke, Administrator 7710 Computer Avenue, Suite 135 Edina, MN 55435

For further information about the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, contact Kevin Bigalke, Administrator at (952) 835-2078 or visit:

Proposals must be submitted by Friday, August 5, 2011. The Board of Managers will review proposals, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and otherwise take such action it deems in the best interest of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. For further information about the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, contact Kevin Bigalke, Administrator at (952) 835-2078 or visit: (July 14,21,28, 2011) A4/D1/D2/D3/D4-AuditServices

Public Notice (Official Publication) PUBLIC NOTICE OF NINE MILE CREEK WATERSHED DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ENGINEERING SERVICES Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 103B.227, Subd. 5, the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is soliciting proposals for engineering services for 2012 through 2013. Written proposals (six copies) should include background and profile information on the firm, along with the specific information as to expertise in watershed district matters, hourly billing rates for 2012-2013, and names and qualifications of personnel. Proposals should be sent to:

Proposals must be submitted by Friday, August 5, 2011. The Board of Managers will review proposals, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and otherwise take such action it deems in the best interest of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

(July 14,21,28, 2011) A4/D1/D2/D3/D4-EngineeringServices

School District 272 (Official Publication) NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 272 (EDEN PRAIRIE) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 272 shall begin at 8 a.m. on August 2, 2011, and shall close at 5 p.m. on August 16, 2011. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk, Independent School District No. 272, 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or gen-

eral election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5 p.m. on August 16, 2011. Dated: ____________, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/______________ School District Clerk Independent School District No. 272 (Eden Prairie) State of Minnesota (July 14, 2011) D4-272FilingNotice

PUBLISH YOUR LEGAL NOTICES IN THE SUN•CURRENT NEWSPAPER Published: Thursday Deadline: 2:00 p.m. Thursday for publication the following Thursday Submit Request to: Please include instruction for publication (publication dates, etc.) along with an attachment of the legal notice to be published. (Word documents preferred). How to Publish Your Certificate of Assumed Name Mail a photocopy of your FILED Certificate of Assumed Name with a check for $60 made payable to: Sun Newspapers ATTN: Legal Notices 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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A Lawn Service – Clean-Ups, Gardens, Hauling. Cheap Rates. Call Bryan 763-276-0368

Curb Appeal! Sidewalks & Driveways. Will Edge It. Good Rates. 952-288-5304 #1 in Customer Service & Professional Design


15+ years exp. Free Ests/Lic’d/Ins’d


Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover

Robinson Moving

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

Lawn & Garden



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


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


Beautiful Gardens

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

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


Lawn & Garden

FREE Estimates


Residential & Commercial

Call Now For Weekly Mowing Landscaping • Fertilization

Retaining Walls, Pavers, Shrubs, Mulch. CONCRETE: Driveway, Walks, Steps, Patios




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


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


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


Professional Service Directory


A Family Operated Bus.

CONTROLLING YOU? 1 ON 1 Hypnosis Works Free Consultation. Painting & Drywall 612-868-8177 Ceiling & Wall Textures

Quality Residential

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair



Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

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



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

Lic. #20626700 Credit Cards Accepted



A German Craftsman

Allen's Perfect Painting Ceiling & Drywall Repair BBB Member. Call anytime. Lic/Ins. Free Est. 612-388-2884



Roofing • Siding • Windows Lic # 20431519BC

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 DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext 3 Rooms $175. Paper rem Enamel Refs avail. 952-201-1577 Ext/Int Quality Painting Stain, enamel, repairs, decks 30 yrs exp, master painter Ins. Free est. 612-227-1844



PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster

Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612



763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Special $89/with ad!

Since 1978


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


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

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156 Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. 20515711


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


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

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

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

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


Performance Paving & Sealcoating. Summer Specials - All Jobs!

Limited Offer

Free Estimates on

Parking Lots & Driveways All Commercial Work Guar. Patching & Sealcoating.

Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass

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



Call For Free Estimate







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




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

Professional and Prompt

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949 Code #78

Guaranteed Results.




Tree Service

2620 A Good Job!!

15 yrs exp.

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

Tree Service

#1 All Area Tree/Shrub Lg/Sm - Cut/trim/remvl Ins'd. Sr disc. 612-532-1162 $0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Summer Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP



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


Best Rates In Town Tree Trimming & Removal Buckthorn & Storm Cleanup Lifelong Edina Resident Free Ests 612-790-0693

Parkway Tree Service Quality Work At Affordable Prices! Trimming/Removal & Stump Removal. Lic/Ins. Free Ests Leo 612-210-0381/952-933-1458

Upholstery & Slipcovers


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

Window Cleaning


BLUE SKIES Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured

952-467-2447 15% Spring Discount

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

15% Summer Discount Tree Trimming & Removal

Premier Tree Service


Window Cleaning 612-529-4444

15% Summer Discount

Forget The Rest Call The Best!! Full Tree & Landscape Services. Serving The Entire Metro Area. 763-954-1063 BBB Accredited Business

Turn your car into cash!


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

TREE REMOVAL/TRIMMING Shrub Pruning Free Ests Lic'd / Ins'd / 20 Yrs Exp. 952-922-7543 / 763-535-7512

Sun•Classifieds 952-392-6888 Tree Service


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

A+ on t is Angies L

An Honest Plumber

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


Constructive Solutions, LLC. Hail Damage Repair, Roofs Siding, Windows & Decks. Lic#20637738 – Insured Mc/Visa Sr. Discounts 612-810-2059 Mbr:BBB

Why Wait Roofing LLC


Stump Removal

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


*A One Man Company* Toilets, Faucets, Sm jobs Steve 612-940-5920 Lic#4040 A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 004914PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495



Lic#20172580 763-754-2501


Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525

20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher



Paint, Plaster, papering 30yrs quality work, Ref's Seasonal Rates. Reliable Est. Int/Ext 952-484-4867

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters




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



Field of Green Lawncare

Resid & Comm Free Ests Lawn Clean-Ups & Weekly Mowing. Call 952-807-1612

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



Quality Work and Low Rates Free Ests

MN Certified Arborist

Lic’d & Ins’d

DAN WIMMER • (952) 881-2122

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!

Senior Discounts


Great Service Affordable Prices



Eden Prairie Sun-Current – Thursday, July 14, 2011 –





Oak Table, 4 boards & 4 chairs, $150. Loveseat $125. Cash only 952-944-7939


Carver & Chaska Occasional Markets DOWNTOWN CARVER

* Mustard Moon * Seasons * The Good Junk Garage * The Vintage Cottage * Ms. Mac's Too DOWNTOWN CHASKA

Linda's Cellar July 21, 22, 23 Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4)

Sleep Number bed for sale, series 9000. Electric adjustable frame with pillow top. Head board with mirror, and side piers with drawers included. Works great $1,800. Call 612-237-1415


Antiqs, garden, vintg., summer




Good Things To Eat


Picked or U pick

Building Supplies

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


Give-Aways & Swaps

07 Kawasaki Ninja 250R FREE! Contact me at

Kenmore Flat Top Stove, $250. Like new. Available 6/27. 952-935-2919



Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots. $995/BO each. Call 651-762-3727

Hwy. 55, 12 miles W. of 494 Knapton's 763-479-1184


Medical Supplies

PaceSaver 3 whl Scooter, battery operated, w/basket, Exc cond! New $2,500; ask. $1,000/BO 952-431-5781


Burial Plot Avail in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens (Garden of the Apostles). Valued at $2625 will sell for $1400. (715) 839-7570

Misc. For Sale



Garage Sales this week Apple Valley

Multi-Family 7/15-16 (8-5)

Furn, cloz, etc. Cancer Benefit Sale. 13503 Gossamer Ct



Book Sale Sat., 7/16 (9-3);

Sun., 7/17 (11-2) Proceeds to American Cancer Society

Redemption Luth. Church 927 E. Old Shakopee


Columbia Heights

Furniture, Quilts Vintage – No Junk 37xx 2nd St NE W-F July 13-15 (9-5)



2 FAM. MOVING SALE: 7/14 - 16 (8-4), Home/Garden, Motorcycle/sports. 4645 Old Kent Road



Multi-Family 7/14-15 (8-5) Bikes, books, HH items, kids items, more! 4412 Gilford Dr




Misc. Wanted

  WANTED   Old stereo equip., need not work. Andy 651-329-0515

Collectibles & Art

MN STAMP EXPO July 15, 16 & 17

Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Crystal Community Ctr. 4800 Douglas Dr. North




Buying Old Trains & Toys



10887 Alberton Court (Cliff Rd & Hwy 3)



7/14-15 (8-3) 7/16 (9-12) HH, Estate Sale 7/21-23 (9-5) Furn., bunkbeds, armoire. Antiq. furn, glasswr., vintg. Cash only. 5847 Bell Circle toys-Troll dolls, crafts/decor HH. 14608 Summit Oaks Dr

New Hope


Big Sale- 50 & Winnetka 7/14-15, 9-4. 7/16, 9-1. Plus size, boys, misc, toys, furn

St. Louis Park


Shabby Chic-7/14-15, 9am 3825 Huntington linens, garden, furn, vintage & more!


Garage Sales next week



7/21-22 (9-6); 7/23 (9-1 ) HH,

Furn., Wmns plus Sz. Cloz & misc. 8406 Columbus Ave S.

Multi-Family Sale Wed-Fri, 7/20-22 (8a - 5p) 8411 5th Ave. South Oak Baby BR Set, furn., kids toys/cloz, HH 7/22-23 (8-4) 8120 Rhode Island Cir


Brooklyn Park

7/22 (8-5) 7/23 (8-12) Lots of baby items. 9714 Fallgold Parkway North

Sat., July 23 (8:30-12)

Hennepin Technical College

9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park

Tables, chairs, culinary items, pre-schl items, misc. Reach More Readers Place your classified ad with us and automatically get an ad on our Web Site!



Musical Instuments

Crown Upright Piano

Needs tuning. Good cond! $850/BO. 763-544-1236




RASPBERRY FESTIVAL July 14-17 10 am-6 pm



Estate Sale. 7/21-23 (9-4) 3217 Xenia Ave N. Antq furniture & misc. items


Eden Prairie

Multi Family Sale. Furn, kids clothes, collectibles, Spoon Ridge. July 21-23, 8-5 Multi-Fam! 7/21 (9-3) 7/23 (9/1). 8680 Grier Ln Ret. teacher stuff, HH, jewelry. P.E.O. Multi-Family Sale Furn, HH gds, plus! 7/21-23 (9-5) 7917 South Bay Curve

Jeff Johnson, Broker 11541 137th St. SE – Becker, MN 55308

Alliance Bid, Inc. 763-262-5555 800-262-5092



Wayzata Public Schools Sale Furniture, AV, and misc.

Thursday, July 21

(9am - 2pm) Wayzata Central Middle School - Ice Arena 305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth




Boats, New & Used

'84 AMF Sunfish Wet Sailor all parts provide incl. trlr. Ex cond! $1,200 612-860-1420

14' Alumacraft

Fishing Boat w/2 seats, 2 motors on trailer $1500 763-497-4070


Pontoon boat: 18', 1999, Aurora. 50hp ES Outboard motor, boat cover & BimiBooks, DVDs, jewelry, ni top, $3,300. 952-393-9967 watches, furn, telescope, desk, misc. 5504 Oak Glen Sporting (Btwn 71st & 72nd/Cahill Goods & Misc Rd. July 22-23 (10-5)





St Philips Luth. Church

Presale 7/27 (5-8p) $4 Adm; 7/28-29 (9-7); 7/30 (9-12) Half Price - $5/bag - most cloz. 6180 Hwy 65 NE



Multi-Fam 7/21-22 (7-6); 7/23

(7-1) HH, books, movies, kid/adlt cloz, fishing, X-mas, collectbls. 4312 Woods Way


Golf clubs, full set with cart V.G.D $49. 952-884-1431

Sports & Recreation


17' Alumacraft Canoe, Very Good Cndtn, Plus Paddles $400 Plymouth 763-473-4264


Agriculture/ Animals/Pets



Cocker Spaniel/Springer Spaniel/Lab hybrid puppies. 2 dark brown, 2 dark brown w/white. Very cute! 9 wks, st 1 shots done, dew claws removed. $100. Call Tracy 612749-1027 or Matt 612-749-7331

Poodles Standard Puppies




Health Care


C.N.A/H.H.A Want to make a difference in the life of a senior? Come E. Bloom furnished sleep- work with us in home ing room $450 w/ Util's care! Call or email resume to; 952-292-5801 Heather@ Avl Now! 952-240-1655


Rooms For Rent


Apartments & Condos For Rent

Edina - 50th & France 1BR w/ deck. $685 + elec. 612-210-9744 320-274-3398


Real Estate

Brainerd Lakes-Whitefish New Cabins under $100K 866-940-7069 for Open Times




Business Opps & Info

DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Wisconsin entrepreneur earns a good living from home for 30 years and is NOW expanding into Minnesota – and will share his success secrets FREE. 800-618-8625 (24 HR MSG) or 800-621-2065 (LIVE)


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Fast Growth Potential Rolland 952-949-4724 Irene 952-949-4759 Coldwell Banker Burnet EOE

FSI International located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has multiple opportunities available for technicians and assemblers. Individuals with a strong electromechanical aptitude are encouraged to apply! To view additional opportunities and to apply online. Please go to ProDrivers Class A Min 1 yr exp in last 3 yrs Local and Line haul Runs 763-225-8153



We are recruiting individuals to deliver phone books in the following communities:

Minneapolis/St Paul Surrounding Suburbs

Must be 18 years of age Must have valid driver’s license Insured dependable auto

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 7:30 am to 7:00 pm CST

1.800.373.3280 ®

Solids & Parti's . Socialized w/ kids, cats, dogs! 763-434-5303



RETAIL OR OFFICE 3034 LYNDALE AVE S Off Lake St, 34 car parking. 3,000-6,000 sq ft Available now! 612-825-9000 612-875-8292

777 Cty Rd D East - Vadnais Hgts, MN 55117

Lic# 86-65


Advertise Here!

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

Selling to Highest Bidder over $99,000!!! Great Location w/ High Traffic Counts Inspection: July 17th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM or by appt. On Line Bidding ends July 26, 2011 Place bids at www.



Executive SteelCase Desk Baldwin Console Piano unit with file cabinet. Like w/bench, medium oak fin., new! Plymouth 715-571-1920 built 1980, $600. 952-935-1566 Oak Ent Ctr Birch & Wht LR & DR furn, Nordic Track, TV sets 612-508-6050

HUGE Sale for the Armed Forces Service Center 7/14-16 Thurs/Fri 8:30-5; Sat 8:30-12








Antiq. China Cabinet, deliGolden Valley cate, rounded glass, oak, Good cond! $375. 26” Sony Bravia flatscreen, hi-def, Baby cloz 0-12 mos, toys, HH, TV $120/BO. 952-945-0905 trampoline, DVD/VCR tapes 7/13-15 (8-4) 2755 Quail Av N Refrigerator S/Side white Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 vaults w/companion head- H20 $390 Exc cond ELEC Inver Grove stone. Value $8,990. Asking STOVE White Glass Top $285. Call 763-424-2636 Heights $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608 Lovely Glen Haven – 2 plots, must sell, $1600 ea 952-926-4381

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

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.


* GENERAL LABORERS * $11-$12 Hourly (DOQ) + X1/2 O.T. Benefits: Paid Training & benefits you would expect from the United States Industry Leader Required to Pass: Drug Screen, Background & Motor Vehicle Record Check

We are leaders! We are experts! We are stewards! We are partners! We are Customer Service Specialists! We are innovators! We are part of the Service Master Family!

Apply Today! Further questions, Call 952-351-9298 AA/EOE/M/F/V/D – Thursday, July 14, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Looking for a New Opportunity?


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Picture Yourself Here!


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 2,500 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!

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 2,500 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!

Director, Facility/Systems Operations and Maintenance

Technical Support Engineer

Position Overview: Lead, direct, and manage the department personnel who are dedicated to Digi-Key systems and building maintenance. Evaluate, develop, implement and oversee all functions and procedures related to systems and building maintenance. Ensure that all Digi-Key facilities are operated and maintained in a cost-effective and safe manner/condition at all times. Establish process performance metrics while tracking, analyzing and reporting performance along the parameters of quality, safety and productivity of systems. Requirements: t Ten to fifteen years of practical experience in multiple phases of building design, construction, equipment design and maintenance, as well as a broad knowledge base of equipment/systems and construction processes t Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or related field strongly preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and leadership-level facilities/systems experience required t Must be capable of effectively supervising Digi-Key maintenance employees and effectively interfacing with other Digi-Key employees and departments, as well as outside contractors and architects t Demonstrated experience with maintenance software systems t Strong ability to translate priorities quickly into field-level activity

Ask about our Relocation Incentive!



t Provide in-depth application support to engineering customers t Resolve complex technical issues presented by both internal and external customers t Understand customer needs, probe for answers, then clearly and effectively advocate appropriate solutions t Influence customers to select components in a design that may associate with the original product in question t Assist customers with technical specifications on all products we carry t Other duties as assigned or required Requirements:

t Bachelor-level degree in electrical engineering or related field is required t High customer service ethic, including interpersonal skills and enthusiasm t Excellent verbal and written communication skills t Technical or customer support experience is preferred t Knowledge to utilize test equipment specifically for electronic products and circuits t Search engine and Microsoft Office tools proficiency t Knowledge of a broad range of electronic components and technologies

Ask about our Relocation Incentive!

To apply for this or other available opportunities, visit

To apply for this or other available opportunities, visit

Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Digi-Key is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



Eden Prairie Sun-Current – Thursday, July 14, 2011 –


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Bistro Manager


Summit Place Senior Campus in Eden Prairie is seeking a full time Bistro Manager. This individual manages and operates a small restaurant, a gift shop, and several staff members. Primary responsibilities will include; waiting on customers, purchasing goods, interacting with other departments and working together to coordinate activities, customer service, manage staff and schedules, establish and implement a monthly marketing plan, and create advertisements. Required qualifications: various computer skills, budget knowledge, customer service experience, and checkbook management. This position is 32 hours per week, Tuesday thru Saturday. To apply please send resume to: jcallender@ or fax to 952-995-1288 Attn: Joan Callender.

Full-time Temp. $14/Hr. HS Diploma or GED required, BA preferred. Computer proficiencies and customer service required. Positions include Receptionist, Data Entry, and Income Eligibility Worker. Energy Assistance experience preferred, but will train. Also looking for bi-lingual proficiencies in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Job potentially runs from late August through December. Job offer contingent on background check. Please note the position you are applying for. Application required, may be downloaded at: or call 952-933-9639. Submit resume and application to: CAPSH 8800 Highway 7, #401 St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or fax to 952-933-8016 or e-mail to: by July 29, 2011. An Equal Opportunity Employer


Help Wanted/ Full Time

tional skills prefd. $1215/hr. 8:30am 5:00pm M-F. WNAV Bloomington. Call Mary 612-850-5126 up until 9:00pm daily.

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


Help Wanted/ Full Time


Help Wanted/ Part Time

Enjoy working with kids?

The nation's leader in school photography wants you!

JOB FAIR Local Drivers Needed! Positions open immediately for FT local drivers w/ Class A CDL, 2 yrs exp with tractor/trailer combination. The local positions starting hrly rate is $14.50hr + overtime. Average wk is 50-70hrs. Call Ray @ 800-463-1010/M-F 8-4

EDEN PRAIRIE, BLOOMINGTON & SHAKOPEE AM/PM PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE $8.50/HR MON-FRI W/ROTATING WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS. JOIN US AT: HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY 565 Prairie Center Dr. MACHINIST: DAY SHIFT: Eden Prairie, MN 55344 4-10s, M-THURSDAY 7amFriday July 15th from 5:30pm, WORK WITH 1:00pm to 4:30pm FADAL VMC. SETUP Expect to complete an apAND OPERATE RE- plication and interview. QUIRED! Salary depends Must have the ability to read, write and communiNo experience needed. on experience: 16-22hr. GREAT BENEFITS & cate in English. Please High school diploma bring two forms of I.D. required. Employment is OVERTIME! Richlind Metal Employment contingent contingent upon criminal Fabricatiors, Inc. upon background and and driving records check. 4155 Peavy Rd. Chaska, drug screen results. Visit EOE. For more informaMN 55318. PH 952-448-4862 to tion please call: FAX 952-448-5437 learn more about us. South Metro (952) 894-1659 Working with school-aged children is fun and exciting. If you enjoy working with children, then Lifetouch has an opportunity for you. Seasonal positions starting in August! good pay health & dental insurance available employee stock ownership program summers off





06 Grand Prix: 4dr, 91K, new tires & batt. Runs & looks great. Lite hail dam on silver paint-hard to see. Black cloth int. 2nd owner. $9150/bo 612-987-1044


Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$$200 + UP$

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

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


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



PT/FT positions for exp. tailors at a super nice Office Assistant. FT For audio visual company. store. Exc. starting pay + Jackie or Lisa MS Office & QuickBooks benefits. (952)-934-1415 Tailors skills required. Organizaon 79th - Chanhassen

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Like to clean?

Reach your target audience with

Sun•Classifieds 952-392-6888

Have 15-20 hrs/wk for honest reliable person. Must be fluent in English & have own car. Rena 763-545-8035


Help Wanted/ Full Time

Outside Sales Representatives Sun Media is seeking creative, aggressive and self motivated sales professionals to join our sales force. Sun Media publishes 33 local newspapers in the metro area. In addition, we offer a variety of online and special section choices to help our clients strengthen their brand identity. We are the main source for local news, government, schools and information. Position Responsibilities: • Manage territory with pre-existing customer base • Set appointments & visit a minimum of 20 new customers per week • Create solutions & packages for existing customers to assist with changing needs • Close new business & follow up to ensure satisfaction and consistent service • Proactively network for new customer contacts with intention of building long-lasting business relationships • Meet weekly, monthly and yearly sales goals • Work out of our Eden Prairie corporate office • Valid driver’s license and current auto insurance required What you need to be successful as a Sun Media Sales Representative: • The ability to close new business • The ability to sell multiple products and multi-media packages • Excellent time management skills • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills • Proven ability to make solid recommendations in a solution sales environment Sun Media Offers: • Base Salary + Commission • 401K • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, HSA • Holidays & Paid Time Off • Monthly allowance for use towards vehicle/cell phone Qualified Resumes to:



1967 Dodge Charger Orig 383, red ext & int, Sweet $14,500/BO. 952-297-5614




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Classified Misc./ Network Ads

$$ CASH PAID $$ DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Sealed Unexpired Boxes Only. FREE SHIPPING. FASTEST PAYMENT! 1-888-529-0216 (24/7) $$ OLD GUITARS WANTED $$ Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866433-8277 $$CASH PAID$$ DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Sealed Unexpired Boxes Only. FREE SHIPPING. FASTEST PAYMENT! 1-888-0216 (24/7) $1500 WEEKLY* NOW ACCEPTING!!! AT HOME computer work. Start making money today by simply entering data for our company, No Experience Needed, training *** FREE Foreclosure Listings *** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-250-2043. **2011 POSTAL JOBS!** $14 to $59 hour + Full Federal Benefits. No Experience Required. NOW HIRING! Green Card OK. 1-866-477-4953 ext. 95 **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930's thru 1970's TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

$$$ Junk Cars & Trucks Call us 1st or Call us Last, but Call US! 612-414-4924 *FACTORY DIRECT SATEL$200+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 952-818-2585 CASH! For Your Junked

02 GrandPrix GT, V6 coupe only 65K, red/grey int, well maint. $6,200. 952-831-1539


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