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A crowd turned out for the “Yankee Lady” B-17 bomber, one of the AirExpo 2011 stars. The annual AirExpo, hosted by Wings of the North, was July 1617 at Flying Cloud Airport. Despite some rain before the show, followed by some hot weather, people came to see all types of aircraft and meet accomplished and storied aviators.

Don’t tell Eden Prairie residents the economy is on its way back up. According to compiled Hennepin County foreclosure reports, Eden Prairie saw more sheriff sale foreclosures in 2010 than it did in 2008, when Hennepin County reached its foreclosure peak after the housing market crisis. For Eden Prairie, the 2010 trend is carrying over to 2011. In 2010, there were 228 total foreclosures in Eden Prairie, based on data obtained from the Property Tax Division of Hennepin County’s Taxpayer Services. Since January, there were 106 foreclosures in the first six Weekly Super Savings! months of 2011, according to sheriff ’s foreclosure reports. In the past year, July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, there have been 211 foreclosures in Eden Prairie. This Eden We e kincrease l y S u p e r S in aving s! Prairie reflects a Twin Cities metro shift that has occurred since 2008, according to Jeffrey Strand, the administrative treasurer manager with the county’s taxpayer service office.W e e k l y S u p e r S a v i n g s ! During the first six months

At left, the Vikram family takes a look at the B-17, starting with its nose. B-17s were used extensively in World War II, and this one came from the Yankee Air Museum, based in Belleville, Mich. Below, Steve Blanas, who was a senior airman in the Airforce, takes his first look inside the B-17 during an on-ground tour provided at the AirExpo. Aside from tours, some patrons also paid for a half-hour ride in the B-17. (Photos by Paul Groessel • Sun Newspapers) FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT, SEE PAGES 2, 3 AND 16


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World’s largest zeppelin makes historic stop The 246-foot long Farmers Airship prepares for takeoff July 12 at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. The zeppelin, one of only two in the world, is making 24 stops around the country. On a 45-minute airship ride from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis, the airship cruised 1,200 feet over the ground traveling around 40 mph. The Farmers Airship was in Eden Prairie at the Flying Cloud Airport for AirExpo 2011. (Photos by Chris Dillmann • Sun Newspapers)

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Eden Prairie named among RelocateAmerica’s ‘Top 100 Places to Live’ BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS

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Thank you, sir, may we have another? Yes, Eden Prairie has made another list. RelocateAmerica, which offers directories to about 6,000 communities for those looking to relocate, named Eden Prairie among its “Top 100 Places to Live.” Plymouth, Rochester and Minneapolis also made the list. A final top 10 list is expected on Aug. 2. People can vote online for a city they think should make the top 10, but online votes will not be the only basis for determining the top ten cities, said company President and CEO Steven Nickerson. Nickerson said RelocateAmerica has been coming out with a top 100 list for 14 years, except in 2001, when the company had “other projects that were higher priority,” Nickerson said. This is not the first list for Eden Prairie. Many people are aware that CNN and Money magazine named Eden Prairie the best place to live in America last year. The city has made Money’s list since 2006, and the Twin Cities alternative newspaper City Pages named Eden Prairie the “Best Suburb” in its annual “Best of the Twin Cities” compilation. In April, Reader’s Digest staff passed off a $1,000 “stimulus check” to Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens as part of the publication’s “We hear you America,” tour featuring stops at 100 cities in 100 days. In 2008, U.S. News & World Report named Eden Prairie among its “Best Healthy Places to Retire.” When considering its top 100 list, RelocateAmerica uses its own standards, Nickerson said. “We do not look at anybody else’s list. … A lot of the community profiles we get come from cities,” he said. Nickerson said the list is also based on the staff ’s research and criteria, not for marketing reasons or trying to make any kind of deal with cities.

To create the top 100 list, Nickerson said the company collects cities’ data starting in January, looking for residential real estate information, unemployment level, schools’ quality, businesses in town, city services and other quality of life criteria. The list criteria doesn’t change yearto-year, he said, but in the last couple years, there has been an emphasis on cities’ economic conditions. He said they also try to reach out to city staff, elected officials or other leaders when compiling the list and other city profiles. Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens, Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce President Pat MulQueeny and city of Eden Prairie communications staff all said they have not had contact with RelocateAmerica. However, feedback necessarily doesn’t come from city leaders, Nickerson said, to help create city profiles, they send thousands of surveys out to cities every November and usually hear back from about 750 cities. When asked about how much significance he thinks people give his company’s list and other best places to live lists, Nickerson said the response to RelocateAmerica’s list are usually mixed. After they put out their list, Nickerson said he will get an email from a city’s resident praising the company for naming his city, followed by another email from a resident that says something like, “you have to live here to see how bad it is.” “Everybody’s got their opinion. We’ve been here 14 years. We take this seriously. The list is not for sale. … We enjoy doing it. We think our list is fun, and it does a lot of good positive things for people.” Info: Did you hear from or give feedback to RelocateAmerica? What do you think of these lists? Send your thoughts to

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Who’s getting paid? BY PAUL GROESSEL • SUN NEWSPAPERS Last week, when Gov. Mark Dayton offered to accept Republican lawmaker’s June 30 budget proposal, with new conditions, it appeared the two-week government shutdown would come to an end. During the shutdown, with thousands of state employees out of work since Dayton and legislators did not agree on a 2011-13 budget by the June 30 deadline, the issue of elected officials receiving pay or not surfaced. In the House of Representatives, legislators who declined payment during the shutdown can choose to get paid retroactively once the shutdown is over, according to Greg Crowe, co-controller for the House. But senators will not have the option of receiving retroactive pay, according to Mary Ferguson with the Office of the Secretary of Senate. For legislators representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Eden

Prairie, things were pretty split. All of the representatives, except one, deferred their pay and most planned on not taking retroactive payments after the shutdown. All four of the senators kept their pay. Of course, it’s not always that cut and dry. For those who took pay, some throughout the House and Senate have said they will donate their checks to local charity. Legislators can also get paid for meetings they attend, known as per diem pay. In both the House and Senate, per diem payments were suspended for all legislators during the shutdown. After attempting to reach all legislators representing the four cities of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Eden Prairie by phone and most cases email as well, several indicated their intentions regarding retroactive payments and why they did or did not accept payments. Not all could be reached, however.


Area legislators face tough questions following the state shutdown: Did they take payments? Will they seek repayment after the shutdown?

Here’s the breakdown for legislators representing the four cities:

Legislators who received payments during the shutdown • Sen. Geoff Michel, R-41, Edina In an email, Michel said he has not taken per diem pay since the end of the regular legislative session May 23. “As deputy majority leader in the Senate, and part of the legislative leadership team negotiating with Governor Dayton, I continue to receive the legislative salary of $31,000 per year,” Michel said in an email Wednesday, July 13. • Sen. Ken Kelash, DFL-63, Bloomington and Richfield Kelash did accept pay because he didn’t notify the proper Senate office in time, he said. He’ll most likely give his pay during the session to a charity in his district, he said. “It’s a symbolic thing, and in the end

it wouldn’t matter if we were being paid a little bit of money … or an outrageous amount of money … ” he said. • Rep. Kirk Stensrud, R-42A, Eden Prairie; Sen. Dan Hall, R-40, Bloomington; and Sen. David Hann, R42, Eden Prairie, did accept pay during the shutdown and could not be reached.

Legislators who delayed payments • Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-40B, Bloomington Lenczewski said she does not plan on taking retroactive pay after the shutdown. • Rep. Keith Downey, R-41A, Edina “As a legislator, I thought it was important for me to share equally in the financial impact that other state employees were also going to experience,” he said. “So, my intention is to share in equal measure, if you will, the same SHUTDOWN: TO PAGE 21

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Make your own list, good or bad, for Eden Prairie pI would take in the lists with some salt. How many grains is up to you. Yes, Eden Prairie is named among many groups’ favorite places to live. Most recently, it made RelocateAmerica’s “Top 100 Places to Live.” It’s on page 6 if you want to read a little about it. It’s good to be on these lists. It gives the city some outside attention. And, after all there are a lot of trails, parks space and other amenities for all residents who are lucky enough to live here. It’s safe. Generally speaking, the biggest safety concern upstanding Eden Prairie citizens (and there are nearly 60,000 of you) have to worry about is keeping their car locked at night. Some people actually give the city’s safety too much credit and leave their car unlocked with their expensive goods inside. That’s when those goods leave the car and end up in a police report.


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Listen to the police department on this one – please lock your cars and close your garages. Anyway, for those who don’t live in town, it’s also a good place to visit. There are a lot of places to shop, eat, exercise, work, check out a band, take the family, watch fireworks or go for a stroll. The different publications that put Eden Prairie on bestplaces-to-live lists are justified. Because in the scheme of things, the problems here are relatively minor compared to other cities and neighborhoods in the country. However, I think every resident who lives in town – whether in a million-dollar household or a subsidized apartment – all have a different opinion, and that’s what

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we should respect the most. That goes for the businesses and organizations that work here, the city officials that make policy decisions and the guests who arrive on a warm, sunny day to go for a swim. Everyone has a different opinion. So, when you’re running for office, writing a letter, sending a praise-laden or nasty email to a

list-maker or making your case about how great or bad Eden Prairie is while at the dinner table, you don’t have to hold up a glossy magazine with the city’s name on it to make your point. Take it from your own experience. You make Eden Prairie what it is, and you can trust that. But, you know, it’s always nice to put an “A” up on the fridge.

call an “IOU.” So for our schools the 3.4 percent increase isn’t being paid in cash, it’s being paid with a promise of paying later, or perhaps maybe not, if the next Legislature decides not to repay it. This is not a truthful way of dealing with people. Minnesota’s creditors aren’t buying it either. They have recently downgraded the credit quality of Minnesota’s bonds. In the long term, that makes everything more costly for taxpayers. Everyone on all sides of this debate understands that future spending at the state level must be kept under control. Difficult choices need to be made as to what we are willing to pay for

and how we are willing to pay for it. First and foremost, this takes a recognition that we are all in this together. This can’t be about winners and losers. It will take honest and open discussion, and consideration of all of the facts, even the inconvenient ones, and we need to get on with it. Greg Olson Eden Prairie

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The whole truth, and nothing but the truth To the editor: In presenting her arguments in favor of the Republican budget plan, Rep. Jenifer Loon has described it as a plan that increases spending without increasing taxes. This is not the whole truth. While income tax rates under this plan may not rise, the consensus is that property taxes on homeowners will. Most credible estimates are as much as $1.2 billion during the next four years. For families, these taxes are the least fair and least affordable, particularly at a time when so many of them are struggling just to


make their house payments. This will not serve our interests, either in paying for the spending burden that Republicans want to shift back onto school districts and local governments, or in terms of reversing the downward spiral in home values. An increase in income taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent would do much to mitigate this. Loon touts the 3.4 percent increase in spending for K-12 schools in the Republican budget. But a major component of paying for their overall budget is a funding “shift” of up to 40 percent of the scheduled payments to K-12 districts over the next 2 years. A shift is what most of us

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Letters FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Eden Prairie to abandon its parking lot project inside Birch Island Woods Conservation Area. Even though the approvals have been made, and the bulldozer might roll into the conservation area any day now, we have submitted citizen petitions (requests) to the city council to halt the project during its Tuesday, July 19 meeting. Our initiative is made in service to the residents and taxpayers of Eden Prairie, environmental prudence and best practices, and our colleagues at the city and Nine Mile Creek Watershed District – the watershed district has granted $25,000 to pave the parking lot with high-tech, pervious pavement to reduce rainwater runoff which can pollute wetlands and lakes. City hall has actually pinned a green bow on the project. But, a pig wearing an “Earth Day” cap is still a pig, and a parking lot is still a parking lot. The car-centric project dismisses the fact that Birch Island Woods is the

most accessible conservation area in town. A parking lot is not needed. The woods are the only such sanctuary in town on the regional bike trail that crosses the entire city. Residents can bike to the woods along the Crosstown Highway and Edenvale Boulevard Trails. Folks in northern Eden Prairie walk, jog or ride bikes on streets and trails to get there. Employees from nearby businesses hike to the woods during lunch breaks. Unlike other conservation areas, the woods have two perimeter streets where parking space is bountiful – and seldom used. Large groups park buses and cars at Eden Wood Center, a city-owned amenity right next to the woods. Readers can visit my website,, or call me at 952-949-8980 for more information. There is dark irony that an open space that Eden Prairians worked hard to save from development a decade ago and which won support from scores of local, regional and state-wide organizations, lawmakers and service groups, is now being threatened by the city government. Jeff Strate Eden Prairie – Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Backward: Jesus didn’t comeWeekly to heal the healthy BY BRENDAN PRIGGE • GUEST COLUMNIST

Matthew 9:12-13 It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. I know a guy who could stand to lose a 100 pounds. It was suggested to him that he start swimming laps at a local club. His response was, “No way, I’d need

to lose some weight before I show up at a gym.” Sounds backward, right? A gym would be a great place for him to go. I think I’d lose my temper if I ever saw someone at a gym making fun of someone else at the gym because they were large. That would be like making fun of someone in the ER because they had a broken arm. That’s exactly where they’re supposed to be! That’s what Jesus is getting at in the verse above. “It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” I wonder if there aren’t some people out there in

newspaper land who are afraid of God because they think he’s mad at them. Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable praying because you think God wouldn’t listen to you anyway. Maybe you feel like you’ve got to get your life back on track before you ever darken the doors of a church again. I mean this in the kindest possible way … you’ve got it backward. It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, it’s the sick. In other words, it’s people like you and me who need God; people who struggle with sin, people whose relationships

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A Cub Scout community Support less fortunate youth by donating used Scouting uniforms BY ALLY SERACKI • SUN NEWSPAPERS INTERN Cub Scouting makes a difference in boys’ lives for many reasons; building their character and teaching them to work with others have been among the most important. Being part of Den 6, within Pack 66, is no exception. Pack 66 is sponsored by St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, St. Paul. Den 6 is relatively new and was formed through an effort of St. Bernard’s volunteers to reach out to their refugee community. For the den of 10 boys, all originally from Southeast Asia, not only has Cub Scouting helped them reinforce relationships but it has also helped them break down language barriers. For Den 6, specifically, Scouting has reiterated a lot of what they learn in school, but through experience. “We trick kids to learn … through having fun,” said Vincent Haen, adult leader for Pack 66. Having the Scout uniforms connects them as well. “When they put on the uniforms, it makes them feel united,” Haen added.

Boys thankful for donations For Den 6, each family’s general economic situation is, as Haen would describe, “your typical refugee story.” What some children may take for granted,

these boys cherish and appreciate. Haen described a time when the boys needed water boots for an outdoor activity. They received boots, free of charge, that some boys might refuse to wear. But the Den 6 boys didn’t care if the boots were pink as long as their feet stayed dry. On a case-by-case basis, a Scouting office determines through a uniform exchange what donated uniforms to give out to dens for free and reduced prices. All of Den 6 is receiving discounted or free uniforms. Especially for the families who could not otherwise afford it, the assistance is a relief. Though many of the boys’ parents do not understand a lot about Cub Scouting, they realize it is getting their sons involved in something that is crucial. “Parents like getting them in the community,” Haen said. Supporting the uniform exchange program is easy during the month of July. Used uniforms may 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. Find locations at Uniforms are also accepted at the Gabbert Scout Service Center, 5300 Glenwood Ave., Golden Valley, and the Hulings Scout Service Center, 393 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Financial 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).

Nine Mile Watershed seeks applicants for board positions The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for two vacancies on the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board. Terms for members Corrine Lynch and Robert Kojetin are expiring. Lynch is seeking reappointment. Kojetin is not. Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Board members may not be public officers of the county, state or federal government and must be a resident of the district. The district is located in southern and western Hennepin County and includes parts of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Richfield.

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Charges: Three broke into St. Louis Park’s closed Eliot School The abandoned Eliot School in St. Louis Park attracted the wrong kind of attention, according to criminal charges filed July 8 in Hennepin County District Court. Minneapolis resident Nathaniel Richard Yunger, 22; his brother Joseph Yunger, 20, of Minneapolis; and Eden Prairie resident Dylan Frederick, 18, were all charged with possession of burglary or theft tools. If convicted of the felony, they each face a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a fine of $5,000. All three have been released from custody. Bail had been set at $3,000 each. Court documents provide the following account and allegations: St. Louis Park police arrived on the scene of a possible burglary in progress at Eliot School, 6800 Cedar Lake Road July 7. The St. Louis Park School District had closed the building as both a school and community center. Officers observed flashlight activity inside the building. Shortly before 2 a.m., police warned of canines and asked those inside to exit with their

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hands up. Police arrested the two Yunger brothers and Frederick when they left the building. The inside of the building “was noticeably damaged,” police found. A faucet had been turned on and flooded a bathroom on the lower level. Officers found a black backpack containing a crow bar, hammer and metal mallet inside the door the suspects exited. They also found a flashlight and bodily fluid cleanup kit further down the entryway. Joseph Yunger told police they knew the former school was abandoned and wanted to explore it. They used the crow bar to pry open the door. He said the group also broke a main office window and door and some clocks. Frederick also said the group used the crow bar to enter the building. He said they took turns hitting an office window with the flashlight. Frederick said Nathaniel Yunger had sprayed a fire extinguisher into the building’s gymnasium and had turned on the faucet to a washbasin, which they were unable to stop. -COMPILED BY SETH ROWE

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What is the Cremation Society of Minnesota? The Cremation Society Of Minnesota also services Wisconsin

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Cremation Society of Minnesota REGISTRATION FORM

Name _____________________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________________

The Cremation Society of Minnesota is Minnesota’s largest provider of cremation services. Society members come from all social, religious, and economic backgrounds, finding unity in their mutual attraction of the simplicity of the cremation rite. They choose to dispense with costly and unnecessary pomp associated with conventional funerals, and commit themselves and their families to this dignified disposition at the time of death.

Q. How does the Cremation Society of Minnesota Work? A. The Cremation Society is notified immediately at the time of death. Then the member’s body is transported to the Society’s crematory where it is held until proper medical authorization is secured. The cremation permit is then completed, and the body is cremated.

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Q. Does the body have to be embalmed? A. No. With the Cremation Society of Minnesota’s modern facilities the body does not have to be embalmed.

Highest Grade Completed

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Our membership plan allows families to make all arrangements in advance, thereby relieving survivors of the need to make urgent decisions while in the state of grief. Preplanning provides families with complete peace of mind, both emotionally and financially.

Q. What happens to the ashes after cremation? A. Your cremated remains (ashes) will be handled according to your written instructions. They may be picked up by your survivors, or will be delivered or mailed for a fee.

Q. At the time of death, what is the cost for the cremation service? A. The cost of the basic cremation service which includes removal of the body from the place of death, cremation, filing of the necessary papers and cardboard container suitable for burial is presently $1395.00 for members. This is payable at the time services are rendered. The charge to non-members, whom we also service, is more.

At the time of death, our counselors are available to assist your survivors in arranging for memorial services, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate, cemetery services, grave makers and monuments, obituaries for the newspaper and paperwork for Social Security and Veterans’ benefits.

Q. How do I join the Cremation Society of Minnesota? A. Fill out the registration form and mail it to our office with a one time registration fee of $15.00 per person. This fee defrays the cost of setting up and maintaining your records. It is not refundable nor an offset to the final service costs. We will register you and send you wallet-sized membership cards and certificate of registration. Members may call or write us regarding any related questions.

Are you a veteran? ❏ Yes ❏ No If Yes, enclose a copy of your discharge paper. AUTHORIZED FOR CREMATION

I, the undersigned, authorize and request the Cremation Society of Minnesota or its assigns to cremate the remains of _____________________________________________________, made: _____________________________________________________________________ I will indemnify and hold harmless the Cremation Society of Minnesota and the crematory from any claims to the contrary including all liability and claims related to the shipment and storage of the cremated remains. Signature __________________________________________________ Witness Signature ___________________________________Date ____________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________ Street & Number City State Zip County Phone ( ) _______________________ NEXT TO KIN - Please list at least one.

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COMMUNITY NOTES Help for homeowners facing foreclosure Homeowners facing foreclosure due to involuntary unemployment, underemployment or medical issues may be eligible to benefit from a new federal program called the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program. The deadline for loan applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. Under this program, more than 1,400 Minnesota homeowners will receive up to $50,000 in interest-free loans over the next two years to help pay mortgage costs. The loans are also 100-percent forgivable for homeowners who stay in their home for five years following the program's completion. Homeowners eligible to apply for the federal program must meet the following several criteria: • Have faced an income decline of at least 15 percent due to involuntary unemployment, underemployment or medical issues. • Have been unable to make their mortgage payment for at least 3 months

prior to June 1, 2011 • Reside in the mortgaged property. The government is also warning homeowners to avoid scams. There is no charge to apply for EHLP, and filling out forms is simple. The government says offers that charge for help filling out EHLP forms or that guarantee an applicant will be accepted are scams. Info:

What can Minnesota learn from Fukushima? Lessons Minnesota can learn from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster is the topic for the next Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum meeting. The presentation is 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Davanni’s Restaurant, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington. A dinner social begins at 5:30. Christina Mills, staff scientist and policy analyst at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, will discuss the status of Minnesota’s nuclear COMMUNITY NOTES: TO NEXT PAGE – Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Community Notes FROM PREVIOUS PAGE reactors in light of the Fukushima earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Prior to joining IEER in 2008 Mills worked with Windustry, promoting community-based wind energy projects. Info:

Independent music festival is Saturday Mall of America in Bloomington will host an independent music festival this weekend. The “Indie Music Channel Indoor Indie Music Festival” is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the mall’s rotunda. The festival will feature singers and bands of several musical genres, including pop, rock, country, jazz, folk and electronic. Info:

EP city director named to Met Council advisory The Metropolitan Council has appointed five members to the Livable Communities Advisory Committee.

The committee is charged with evaluating proposals and making funding recommendations to the council for grant awards made under the Livable Communities Demonstration Account of the Livable Communities Act. Janet Jeremiah, the community development director for the city of Eden Prairie, was re-appointed to commission in late July. Other appointees include the following: Mary Hamann-Roland of Apple Valley, Colleen Cary from the Cornerstone Group, Doug Snyder of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and Dan Marckel of Envision Minnesota. Info:

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The Sun-Current Calendar highlights a variety of community events each week. It does not include all community events, meetings or concerts taking place on any given day. Please visit to post your listing to our comprehensive online community calendar. To submit a news brief for consideration, mail it to 33 Second St. N.E., Osseo, MN 55369, fax it to 763-424-7388 or e-mail it to The newspaper will not accept submissions over the phone.

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Starring at Staring Concert Series: Axis Mundi Where: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info:

Paws to Read Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 12:30-2 p.m. Info: 612-543-6275

Starring at Staring Concert Series: Jazz on the Prairie Big Band Where: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail. Eden Prairie When: 7 p.m. Info:

Family Storytime Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 10:30 a.m. Info: 612-543-6275

Free Family Flick: “Madeline” Where: Theaters at Mall of America, Mall of America, Bloomington When: 10 a.m. Info:

Eden Prairie Community Band Where: Centennial Lakes Park 7499 France Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9580








Dancing in the Park: Salsa Lessons Where: Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., Edina When: 7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9580

Kidstock: The Wonderful World of Woody Where: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info:

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

Baby Storytime Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Info: 612-543-6275 (to register)

Computer Basics Workshop Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 2-4 p.m. Info: 612-543-6275 (to register)

Family Storytime Where: Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive When: 10:30 a.m. Info: 612-543-6275

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

Edina Farmers Market Where: Centennial Lakes, 7499 France Ave. S., Edina When: 3-7 p.m. Info: 952-833-9580










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SENIOR CENTER CALENDAR 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.

Friday, July 22 • Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Men’s group – 9:30 a.m. • Partner Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Bingo – 1 p.m.

• Tai Chi – 10:30 a.m. • Party Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27 • Memory loss presentation – 9:30 a.m. • 500 cards – 1 p.m. • Canasta – 1 p.m. • Drivers safety course (8 hours) – 5:30 p.m. • Walking club – 6 p.m. • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 6 p.m.

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• Coffee Klatch – 8:45 a.m. • Monday shopping – 9:30 a.m. • Driver’s safety (4 hours) – noon • Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m. • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 6 p.m.

• Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 9 a.m. • Chair massages – 10 a.m. • Cribbage – 1 p.m. • Drivers safety course (8 hour) – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 • Pickleball (Pioneer Park) – 9 a.m. • Bread day – 9:30 a.m. • Greeting cards – 9:30 a.m. • Biking club – 10 a.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.

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COMMUNITY NOTES EP Girl Scouts learn a little about government While on their way to a Girl Scout camp near Hayward, Wis., the Prairie Sun Girl Scouts stopped to tour the Burnett County Government Center in Siren, Wis. The tour was June 23 and hosted by Girl Scouts from the Unity Service Unit of Balsam Lake, Wis. The Girl Scouts took in a tour with Capt. Terry Nesvold of the jail and communications center. Capt. Nesvold was a Boy Scout who earned the prestigious Eagle Scout Award as a youth. The scouts then joined Deputy Mike Anton at his squad car in the parking lot to learn about law enforcement technology. Clerk of Courts Trudy Schmidt, who is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, showed the scouts the courtroom, the judge’s chambers, and the clerk’s office. An added bonus, Schmidt shared with them that she had been a Girl Scout from elementary school as a Brownie Scout all the way through graduating from high school as a

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Senior Scout and had achieved the Gold Award. Following the tour, Lisa Johnson from Restorative Justice of Northwest Wisconsin and her therapy dog, Nana, explained to the girls about what restorative justice is and why it is important for victims, offenders, and the community in healing from the effects of crime. The civic event for the Unity and Prairie Sun Girl Scouts was part of the “Always a Girl Scout” week, where more than 50 million women who were involved in Girl Scouts celebrate their Girl Scout experience and 100 years of inspiring generations of girls who joined the scouts.

Eden Prairie Girl Scouts win Bronze Award Hannah Boyles, Allison Cadden, Rachelle Johnson, and Ellie Thomas of Girl Scout Troop 10824 in Eden Prairie have completed the requirements for a Junior Girl Scout’s highest award, the Girl Scout Bronze Award. The Girl Scout Bronze Award recog-

nizes a girl’s commitment to excellence as she develops skills and values to meet present and future challenges in her life. To earn this award, the girls had to design and carry out a plan of activities to show their promise to help others, improve the community and world, and become the best she can be. The girls elected to complete a set of projects focused on local and international poverty. As a first step the girls researched poverty and presented their findings to the troop leaders of Prairie Sun Service Unit in Eden Prairie. For their international project, the girls organized an event for 141 participants to pack 38,880 meals and donate $1,134 to Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen. In addition, the girls labeled 860 mini M&M containers for the collection of future donations to Feed My Starving Children. On a local basis, the girls worked at Community Emergency Services in Minneapolis repacking 600 pounds of potatoes into family size servings and making cards for distribution to home bound individual through Meals on

Right Way Painting Solutions After one of the most brutal winters we have encountered in the past 30 years, we have all found things that need repair or replacement on our homes. Many of us have needed to put off work being done to our homes do to economic hard times. Many of us also put off projects to save money in case things got worse. Our home values have gone down which makes it hard to even think about selling our homes. The reality is that we have to keep our property in good shape to maintain our values. Painting the exterior of our homes is by far the best value to preserving our wood surfaces and windows. We can also dramatically change the appearance of the inside of our homes by updating colors. Painting woodwork is a very affordable option compared to replacing old trim around our homes. In many older homes our windows are still good, but the old stain and varnish are not holding up any more. You can save thousands of dollars by painting these windows verses replacing windows. Updating your

basement family room can also be as easy as painting the paneling. I’m Paul Moore from Rightway Painting Solutions. I’ve been in the painting business for over 20 years. Being a former Shop Teacher, I have a good background in finishing and wood replacement. We do both residential and commercial painting. We do work for several Town Home Associations, Nursing Homes and Residential Properties. We give our customers great value by being able to not just paint. We replace or repair wood, repair and reglaze older windows and reside areas that need replacement. We also repair decks and re stain decks. On the inside we repair walls, remove wallpaper, enamel wood work and paint paneling. We offer a 2 year labor warrantee on our labor, provide references and we would be happy to give you a free estimate. For all of your painting needs give us a call at 612-8392239.

Wheels. The project culminated in serving dinner to 110 people at Loaves & Fishes, a soup kitchen in Bloomington. The four girls are entering sixth grade at Oak Point Elementary in Eden Prairie. Laura Thomas and Terri O. Johnson lead Girl Scout Troop 10824.

EP dance team camp registration due July 25 The Eden Prairie Dance Team will conduct its annual Kids Dance Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 11-12 at the Eden Prairie High School. The camp is for girls entering grades K-8. For $55, campers will receive dance instruction in jazz, kick and hip-hop. They’ll also receive a T-shirt, a CD andcamp awards. The camp will include a show in four levels for all ages. Registration is due July 25. Late registrations are not guaranteed a camp Tshirt. Info: or 952-9752527.

DAR chapter meets Aug. 11 in Edina The Daughters of the American Revolution Monument Chapter, which includes Edina, Bloomington, Hopkins and Eden Prairie, will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at a private home in Edina. Dianne Plunkett Latham will give a program on DAR pins, including how they should be worn and what they stand for. Anyone interested in membership is invited to attend. Info: 952-941-3542 (Latham) or

COMMUNITY LINE Rebecca Heupel has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at Connecticut College. Kristin Olson was named to the Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisc., dean’s list for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average. Timothy Wolfgram has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova, Pa. Wolfgram is a sophomore. – Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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You can strike it rich with ‘The Gold Guys’ By REBECCA KORTUS Special to the Stillwater Gazette

“All that glitters is not gold.” William Shakespeare wrote that more than 400 years ago and it remains apropos today, especially if you’re thinking about selling your gold jewelry and looking to turn a tidy profit in today’s red-hot gold market. But first, what do you know about selling jewelry? Where do you go? Who can you trust? That’s where Joe Beasy and Shane Maquire of The Gold Guys can help. They’ve designed a business model based on trust and fairness for selling precious metals in familiar mall-like settings. They’ll guide you through the selling process without any added pressure or expense in an open and relaxed atmosphere. The Gold Guys formula is simple; bring in your gold chains, bracelets, class rings, cuff links or any of your precious metal including silver. First, it’s tested for authenticity and karat content then weighed right in front of you and not carted off out of sight to a back room where you don’t know what’s going on. You’re quoted a price based on that morning’s London’s gold market and if you agree to sell, they will pay you on the spot. “You’re in control of your transaction from start to finish. We show you how it works. We make an offer. You accept and then you’re on your way,” Maguire said

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The items in the photo above are examples of what “The Gold Guys” will accept from people wanting to turn old jewelry, coins and other things made from valuable metals into cash.

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HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS The following class reunions have been scheduled for this year: Bloomington High School • 1956 – Noon, Saturday, Aug. 13, Moir Park, Bloomington. Info: Bloomington Jefferson High School • 1991 – Saturday, Aug. 20, Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria, Edina. Info: 763-5570177. • 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, Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. 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: 952-926-6742 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 High School • 1961 – Friday, July 22, and Saturday, 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:

Minneapolis North High School • 1951 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, Edinburgh U.S.A., 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park. Info: or 763-493-4333. • 1961 – Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20, Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. Info: 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. Richfield High School • 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: St. Louis Park High School • 1969 (60th birthday party) – 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park. Info: (David Troup). • 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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Jack and Donna Dahl of Bloomington are pleased to announce the recent wedding of their daughter Jennifer to Lt. Michael Bocchino of West Springfield, MA. Michael is the son of Sue and Jim Noyes of Tokyo, Japan, and Bill and Beth Bocchino of Jacksonville, FL. Jennifer and Mike were married at a Nuptial Mass at the church of St. Bonaventure in Bloomington on June 25, 2011. Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of Bloomington's John F. Kennedy High School, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BA degree in Organizational Communications. She is currently a Merchandising Presentation Manager at Target Corporate Headquarters in Minneapolis. Mike is a 2000 graduate of West Springfield High School (MA), and a 2004 graduate of Jacksonville

University (FL) where he was commissioned as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After six years on active duty, Mike moved to Minnesota in September 2010. He is currently employed as a Quality Engineer for Boston Scientific Corporation in Arden Hills, and is a member of Commander, Naval Forces Japan in the Navy Reserve in Minneapolis. Jennifer and Mike met in Hawaii in 2007, when Jennifer was vacationing (to visit a high school friend), and Mike was stationed on the USS Olympia (SSN 717) in Pearl Harbor. After a long distance relationship and many crosscountry flights, they were engaged in November of 2009 at the Nine Mile Creek Bridge in Bloomington (where Jennifer's parents had become engaged 38 years earlier). After a week's honeymoon trip to the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, the newlyweds reside in Bloomington.

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GULLINGSRUD Congratulations to Orris and Toshi Gullingsrud on their 60th Wedding Anniversary! They were married July 18, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan. They have lived in North Dakota, Arizona and Minnesota. They currently reside in Eden Prairie, MN.

They have one son, Gene (wife Shannon) Gullingsrud, and one granddaughter, Phoebe Gullingsrud. Best wishes and may you continue to be blessed with many more happy and healthy years together! – Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Sheriff sale foreclosures in Eden Prairie:

FROM PAGE 1 of this year, Minneapolis suburbs had 65 percent of the county’s foreclosure total. In 2005 and 2006, suburbs accounted for approximately 47 percent of county foreclosures, he said. Anne Harnack, PROP’s executive director, said she’s seen these numbers on a regular basis. Many people who come to the food shelf and financial assistance nonprofit come too late. “Most of the people that are in foreclosure or are losing their homes tend to come to us late in the process, and what we tend to provide is resources and food,” Harnack said. They can help people who are beyond the foreclosure process, looking for a place to rent, she said. If they can’t help, they can always point clients to other resources. “People should come to us sooner than later, because if we

• First half of 2011..............106 • Since July 2010 ................211 • 2010 total ..........................228 • 2009 total ..........................155 • 2008 total ..........................185 • 2007 total ..........................161

Sheriff sale foreclosures in Hennepin County:

• 2010 total • 2009 total • 2008 total • 2007 total

........................6,221 ........................5,649 ........................7,348 ........................5,661

Information was provided through the Property Tax Division of Hennepin County’s Taxpayer Services.

can’t help, we can certainly give resources,” Harnack said. One resource available is the Minnesota Homeownership Center, which partners with Hennepin County to host foreclosure prevention workshops throughout the county.

A workshop in Eden Prairie has been scheduled 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Eden Prairie Library. Workshops are for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent going into foreclosure, people who are late on mortgage payments or renters whose landlords could face foreclosure. The Minnesota Homeownership Center, which supports and provides resources for about 40 nonprofits in Minnesota, is providing an Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. The program, funded through the department of Housing and Urban Development, can provide up to $50,000 in support for catching up on mortgage payments and supplementing future payments. The program has some specific criteria to qualify, and a lottery is expected since there will be high demand, said Ed Nelson, marketing manager for Housing and Urban Development. The deadline for the program’s pre-registration is July 22. Info:

Shutdown FROM PAGE 5 kind of impact in my own compensation that the average state worker would experience.” That includes back pay. If state workers receive it, he would seek the same. If they don’t, he won’t either, he said. • Rep. Pat Mazorol, R-41B, Bloomington and Edina In emails, Mazorol said he did not accept pay during the shutdown and does not intend to receive retroactive pay. • Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-42B, Eden Prairie Loon said when she inquired about not receiving pay during the shutdown, she had to write a personalized note since that wasn’t an option on the payment form.


“I basically said I want to be treated the same as government employees,” she said. But even if lawmakers decide to give retroactive payments to state workers, she does not intend to take it. She said she normally doesn’t take per diem pay outside of a regular session, either. • Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-63B, Bloomington and Richfield Slocum delayed her payment and intends to donate it to Cornerstone, a domestic abuse prevention group. • Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-63A, Richfield, did not accept pay during the shutdown, but he could not be reached. Legislative salary is $31,140 per year. Legislators are paid monthly, which equals approximately $2,595.

LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Sheriff’s Sale (Official Publication) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN DISTRICT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: Civil Other/Misc Court File No. 27-CV-11-435 The Honorable William R. Howard NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE UNDER JUDGMENT AND DECREE 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

Public Notice (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. 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 re-

sumes 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:

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

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Public Notice Public Notice (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: 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.

(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

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: 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-EngineeringServices

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Chad Millner The Eden Prairie resident was 10th in the men’s Elite Division at the Lifetime Triathlon. Millner’s time was 2:07:14.9.

Tammy Bauer The Eden Prairie golfer shot a hole in one on the 111-yard fourth hole at Chaska Par 30, using a 9-iron.

Keith Forsman The Eden Prairie golfer recorded an ace on the 108-yard sixth hole at Deacon’s Lodge, using a pitching wedge.

Curt Goke The Eden Prairie runner finished first in the men’s 60 division and was 21st overall with a time of 23:31 in the Whiz Bang Days 5K race July 9 in Robbinsdale.

Laurie Hanscom The 47-year-old Eden Prairie runner placed second overall in the women’s 5K race during Whiz Bang Days in Robbinsdale. Her time was 21:22.

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Registration is open for the Urban Wildland 5K and half-marathon races. The events are Saturday, Aug. 6, at Veterans Park in Richfield. The half-marathon will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K starts at 7:15. Runners may register at – COMPILED BY JOHN SHERMAN


Solfelt, of Eden Prairie, finished fifth in the women’s Elite Division at the 10th annual Lifetime Triathlon July 9 at Lake Nokomis. Solfelt finished in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 35.5 seconds.

Six teams from the South Hennepin League, six from the North Hennepin, two from the North End League and two from Wright County will vie for state tournament berths during the Tenth District playoffs Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24, at Wintercrest Park in Coon Rapids. Eden Prairie, the defending state champion, is among the district favorites along with Edina and Wayzata from the South Hennepin and Coon Rapids, Osseo and Maple Grove from the North Hennepin. “It should be a pretty strong field,” said South Hennepin League director Gene Berg. “You’ve got the defending state champion, Eden Prairie, a team that finished second in the Legion World Series last summer, and the North Hennepin has three very competitive teams.” A number of outstanding pitchers will have a say in the tournament outcome. Among them are Adam Bray and Tyler Ruemmele of Eden Prairie, Paul Voelker of Wayzata, James Dean of Edina, Tim Shannon of Hopkins, Pete Wenker of Maple Grove, Sam Windle of Osseo and Logan Shore of Coon Rapids. The top four finishers in the Tenth District tournament will advance to the state tournament in Eden Prairie July 29-Aug. 1.

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District Legion playoffs

Bloomington, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park are best bets to earn first-round byes in the Riverview Amateur Baseball League playoffs. Those clubs currently hold the top three places in the standings. Edina is fourth in the standings and Hopkins is fifth. Both of those clubs would most likely play in first-round series beginning July 26 at local sites. In each series, the team with the higher seed plays two games of the three-game series at home. Dates for the three state-qualifying series are Aug. 2, 4 and 7.





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MARK YOUR CALENDAR Eden Prairie will be the host city for the state American Legion baseball tournament Friday, July 29, through Monday, Aug. 1. Games in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament will be played at Round Lake Stadium and Miller Park in Eden Prairie as well as Braemar Park in Edina.

Former Bloomington Jefferson basketball standout Mike Lynch is staying involved in the sport while directing youth camps in the Twin Cities area. Lynch is pictured instructing one of his campers during a recent session. (Submitted photo)

Lynch passes on passion for basketball to youth players Former Jefferson standout directs instructional camps BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Basketball tradition runs deep in the Lynch family. Longtime Bloomington resident Jake Lynch was an assistant basketball coach with Jack Evens for more than two

decades at Jefferson High, starting in 1976. The Jaguars won four state championships under the guidance of Evens and Lynch. Four of Jake Lynch son’s played basketLYNCH: TO PAGE 24

Jaime Frischmann The Eden Prairie golfer had a hole in one on the 167-yard fourth hole at Olympic Hills Golf Club, using a 7-iron.

George Kennedy Another Eden Prairie golfer had the good fortune to knock in a recent hole in one. Kennedy shot his ace on the 165yard 12th hole at Rush Creek, using a 5iron. 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 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

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Hendrickson retains coaching position with Wild Richfield native will assist new head coach Mike Yeo BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Darby Hendrickson excelled in hockey on the high school, college and professional levels. Richfield’s native son was always known as a “coach’s player” because of his work ethic, dynamic personality and hockey skills. Hendrickson was an All-State hockey forward at Richfield High and was named Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey in 1991. He went on to play two seasons at the University of Minnesota before embarking on a professional career in the NHL that included 518 games with four organizations – Toronto, Vancouver, Minnesota and Colorado. Hendrickson also spent three seasons playing pro hockey in Europe. After retiring, Hendrickson kept connected with the sport, serving as a hockey analyst for Fox Sports North while also working for the NHL Players Association. But he resigned from those two jobs to take a shot at a coaching career. Hendrickson joined the Minnesota Wild coaching staff as one of Todd Richards’ assistants last season. But Richards’ tenure ended when he was fired after the 2010-11 season as the Wild missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Valuable lessons Hendrickson learned many valuable

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lessons coaching under Richards. Unfortunately, one lesson was that coaches are fired for not winning and that meant the end for Richards as Wild head coach. Hendrickson’s employment with the Wild was also jeopardized after Richards was let go. However, new head coach Mike Yeo added assistant Darryl Sydor and retained Hendrickson, Rick Wilson and goalie coach Bob Mason a week ago. “I enjoyed working with Todd last season,” said Hendrickson. “We were in the playoff hunt until the wheels fell off late in the season. “The coaches tried to have positive effects on the players. But it was tough watching us fall short of qualifying for the playoffs. “That season’s experience was an eyeopener for me. I enjoyed working with the players during practice sessions and also learned a lot from listening to our other coaches.” Hendrickson’s game duty was being the team’s eye in the sky, relaying messages to the bench from the press box. Hendrickson is grateful for the opportunity to coach with Yeo. “I have known Mike through training camps in the past and he is impressive as a

Darby Hendrickson coach and person,” said Hendrickson. “He is a very honest person and has a good value system. “I am excited about our new coaching staff and the team’s future. We have a lot of young players that need to be developed and I will do my best to help them out.” Hendrickson will continue to communicate to the bench from the press box during games and work with players during practices.

Young coaching staff Hendrickson will be part of one of the youngest coaching staffs in the NHL. Mason and Wilson are longtime assistant coaches but Hendrickson (38), Sydor (39)

and Yeo (37) should bring enthusiasm to a team in a player-development mode. “I think my age was an asset last season because I could relate to the problems facing inexperienced players,” said Hendrickson. “I was able to interact well with the young guys and hope that continues this season.” Hendrickson and the new Wild coaching staff hope to harness that young talent and create a perennial playoff contender. There is no question Hendrickson has the coaching genes for hockey. His father Larry was one of the state’s most successful high school hockey coaches, serving at Richfield, Apple Valley and Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Darby and his wife Dana (Erickson) Hendrickson live in Minnetonka with sons Mason, Beckett and Rennick and daughter Addison. Dana was an All-State golfer during her prep career at Richfield High School.

Youth sports coverage Sun-Current Newspapers is always seeking information regarding youth and adult recreational sports teams in the area. Contact me at if you have highlights regarding your summer soccer, baseball and softball teams especially ones that are successful in league and tournament action. And we encourage feature story suggestions regarding athletes in other sports such as golf, running, fishing, hunting, horseshoe pitching.

Eden Prairie vies for District 10 Legion baseball title Tournament begins Thursday in Coon Rapids BY GREG KLEVEN • SUN NEWSPAPERS Eden Prairie has already secured a state American Legion baseball berth because it will host this year’s tournament later this month. But pride will be on the line for Eden Prairie in the District 10 tournament Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Top three District 10 finishers besides Eden Prairie advance to state. But Eden Prairie is determined to enter state competition on a winning note. Eden Prairie wants to uphold its program’s postseason tradition. EP has been a perennial state, regional and national power during the past decade.

EP was a state and regional champion last season before placing second in the American Legion World Series. This summer Eden Prairie won the prestigious Rapid City Firecracker tournament title during the July 4 holiday weekend. The double-elimination District 10 tournament has a strong field. “District 10 has many of the state’s top teams such as Wayzata, Centennial, Maple Grove and Coon Rapids,” said Eden Prairie coach Scott Hackett. “We have been playing well and getting good pitching. “Our Legion team has been helped by the addition of two college freshmen players. Blake Schmit played for Des Moines Area Community College this past season and Tyler Peterson was a member of the North Iowa Area Community College team.”

Eden Prairie had a 22-5-1 record before competing in the Forest Lake tournament last weekend. Gopher Classic highlights Eden Prairie reached the semifinals of the Gopher Classic July 8-12 before losing 7-3 to Eastview. Eden Prairie split its opening tournament games, losing 7-6 to Hamline Purple (Cretin-Derham Hall) and beating Minot, N.D., 8-0. Eden Prairie followed with wins over Grand Rapids (8-4), Forest Lake (7-6) and La Crosse, Wis., (9-1). Eden Prairie defeated Fergus Falls 9-7 before losing to Eastview and finishing with a 5-2 Gopher Classic record. “The Gopher Classic was a grueling tournament and tough on your pitching staff,” said Hackett. “But we had a pretty good tournament.”

League triumphs Eden Prairie recorded a pair of South Hennepin League wins last week. EP defeated Richfield 14-3. Will Phillips was the winning pitcher, striking out six in six innings. David Belusky had two hits and three RBI. Lance Thonvold contributed two hits and four RBI. Adam Bray had two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs. Brett Guba chipped in with three hits and one RBI. Cameron Mingo and Thonvold shared pitching duties as Eden Prairie defeated St. Louis Park 6-3. Mingo earned the win by striking out eight and giving up three hits in five innings. Thonvold struck out BASEBALL: TO NEXT PAGE


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Lynch FROM PAGE 22 ball at Jefferson. Mike was the oldest and graduated in 1980. After high school, Mike Lynch continued his basketball career at Normandale and the University of Great Falls in Montana. His younger brothers John (class of ’82), Tim (’83) and Kevin (’87) were also standout high school players. John and Tim were members of the Jaguars’ ’82 and ’83 state championship teams.

Kevin played on two Jefferson state title squads before starring at the University of Minnesota and embarking on a pro career in the NBA and Europe. Mike Lynch, now 49, has stayed involved with basketball through the years, directing his youth camps around the Twin Cities area. He also stays busy with his full-time job as a financial planner. “It is very gratifying to pass on some of my basketball knowledge to the kids,” said Lynch. “We teach not only basketball fundamentals but also try to provide the youngsters with life lessons. “I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy the

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kids bring to camp. They enjoy being competitive and want to improve.” The Lynch Basketball Camps are designed for boys and girls ages 8-14 who are interested in learning the game of basketball in a fun and challenging environment. Players are separated by age, size and skill level. “We work on ballhandling, shooting, rebounding, defensive footwork,” said Lynch. “We also have shooting contests and 5-on-5 scrimmages in the mornings and afternoons during the all-day summer camps.” Lynch Basketball Camp sessions are

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scheduled for Eden Prairie during the week of July 25. That camp is full, but he will be directing another camp in Eden Prairie during the week of Aug. 15. Lynch has another camp session slated for Edina during the week of Aug. 1. More information on the camps is available at or by calling 612-347-8649. There might be another Lynch competing for Jefferson in the near future. Mike’s 15-year-old son Kyle will try out for the Jaguars next season. Mike and his wife Sandy, a 1982 Jefferson graduate, also have a 9-year-old daughter named Isabelle. Sandy Lynch also is involved in youth sports as a tennis camp director. The Lynch family resides in Bloomington.

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FREE CLASSIFIEDS: One Item for Sale, $100 or Less. Mail or FAX in only Tues. - Thurs. Friday, Monday, and Call-ins: $7.00 per ad, 1 week, 1 zone One ad per customer per week. Additional zones are $7.00. Three line maximum. Price must be in ad.

Social Clubs & Events



Selling or Buying Gold & Silver


US Coins, Currency Proofs , Mint Sets, Collections, Gold, Estates & Jewelery Will Travel. 26 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566



Blacktop & Sealcoating

30+ Years Experience Asphalt Paving & Sealcoat Quality Work W/Warranty

LSC Constuction Svcs, Inc 952-890-2403 / 612-363-2218

Mickelson's Asphalt

Driveways Repairs & Sealcoating. 952-890-9461

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

Paving & Sealcoating

100% Guaranteed

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

H & H Blacktopping

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


Building & Remodeling


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

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

Sealcoating & Asphalt Repair

763-670-0260 15Yrs Exp


Building & Remodeling


Holmlund & Sons 3 Gen. Remodeling/Additions Deck/Kitchs/Bath/Windows

Lic # 8454 612-386-6393

Building & Remodeling


Home Remodeling/ Renovation 20+ yrs Ref's & owner on the Job Site! Rob 612- 578-4897


Repair • Resurface • Replacement

Residential • Commercial

200 OFF


Any job over 2000 $

100 OFF


Any job over $1000 Present coupon after you receive your bid. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

Family Owned & Operated for Over 40 Years All Work Guaranteed*

952-496-3977 • 952-445-5215

Cabinetry & Counters


Refacing, new cabs/counters

25+ Yrs Exp. Owner/Oper


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

Like New! Reasonable $$ Hinge Work & Painting. Expert/23Yrs 952-451-1600

Building & Remodeling


Building & Remodeling




• Roofing • Siding •INC Windows CONTRACTING,


Call today for your FREE Inspection!


Carpet & Vinyl

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


• Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages 28 yrs. exp. • Decks • Siding Insurance Claims


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

**A CONCRETE** PRESSURE LIFTING “THE MUDJACKERS” Don't Replace it Raise it! Save $$$ Walks- StepsPatios- Drives -Gar. FloorsAprons- Bsmnts- Caulking Ins/Bond 952-898-2987

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

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

952-854-0630 • 612-824-8135

952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181

Family Owned & Operated

FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251


Lic. #20609967

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

The The Original Original

Origina The Origina The Origina

Since 1949 The Origina


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

QUALITY SERVICE • Since • 1949


The Origina

3900-3990 4000-4600 9000-9450 5000-6500 7000-8499 9500-9900

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

Cabinetry & Counters

Cabinet Refinishing


Picture Your Beautiful, New Driveway • Commercial • Parking Lots • Private Roadways • Residential • Commercial Sealcoating & Stripping • Industrial

Serving the Entire Metro Area



100% Guaranteed

Asphalt/Sealcoating/Concrete Driveways. Call 952-451-3792

We gladly accept VISA, American Express, Mastercard, personal checks, and cash.

The Asphalt Company

Paving & Sealcoating

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

Asphalt/Sealcoating/Concrete Driveways. Call 952-451-3792

Blacktop & Sealcoating

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

Business Services Blacktop & Sealcoating


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


10917 Valley View Road 952-392-6888

Professional Services



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

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

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




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



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

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





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



• •

We Specialize In:

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


(MN# 20215366) •


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

Free Estimates

(952) 431- 9970


Eden Prairie Sun-Current – Thursday, July 21, 2011 –


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing


Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

*Architectural Concrete Work

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

Free Estimates

Call 651-246-7662


Chimney & FP Cleaning



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

952-292-0520 Masonry Rprs

Grinding Tuckpoint

Chimney's Brick

Veneers Culture stone TWIN CITIES Concrete Reas.-Fast Friendly BBB

Tear-out -ReplacementsRetain walls- Steps-Walks, Drives- Drain tile- Bsmnt floors - Stamped & Colored 763-229-4508

Affordable Concrete & Chimney Work Free Est. & Insured: Joe 612-245-4439 (Hopkins)

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



ALL-WAYS DECKS Decks, Porches - Free Est. SUMMER IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805 Decks 3 & 4 Season Porches

Pool/Hot Tub Surrounds

Jon Dimich Deck Creations

612-418-3677 Lic 20490464

Block/Bsmnts/Additions/ Floors/Walks/Drives/Patios /Camp fire pit's/ Expose colored or stamped Mn lic #0004327 30 yrs exp Call Fritz @ F & B Const



Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins

John 952-882-0775

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

Tuckpointing/Brick Rpr Free Est. Insured Tim Arlt....952-937-6961

Electric Repairs


WHY PAY MORE? Call Signature Electric

Service Upgrades, Misc Wiring, Remodeling & More! Owner/Oper Lic/Bonded/Ins

JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197



Built-Rite Fence Company Chain Link, Color Vinyl, All Styles of Wood, Iron 30+ Yrs of Proven Reliability Call For Free Est 952-934-4899 D.W. FENCE Chainlink, wood, vinyl.- Over 40 yrs exp. Free Est. Ed 763-786-4691 TROYS DECKS & FENCE St Lic # 20581059 Free Est. 651-210-1387


#1 in Hardwood Refinishing

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

A+ Angie's List 952-474-4355


A.L.J. 612-986-3476

Doors  Windows  Egress New Installs  Free Ests. 20+ Years Lic #20631172 Locally owned & operated! 763-544-2775 Mark Johnson Lic.(20396184) Bond/Ins'd



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

20+ Years In Tiling

Free Estimates/Low Prices Excellent References

Call 952-451-1037


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


problems... We’re neighbors!

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

Garage Door


Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes



763-546-PANE (7263)


Cleaning Since 1990 Cover's & Screening

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

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


Garage Builders


Garage Builders

Great Time for a New Garage! Call Today for your FREE ESTIMATE St. Paul 651.645.0331 Minneapolis 612.379.0949

Visit our showroom at: 654 Transfer Rd. 16B, St. Paul





Impressions **



LetUs Be Your Handyman!




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

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

6-30 Yard Dumpsters

Steve 612-532-3978 Ins'd


Bobcat Work & Black Dirt.

Call Scott 952-890-9461

Appliance Pickup/Disposal Sr. Disc. 612-207-8885


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

Total Sanitation Service 612-861-2575



0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Schultz'e Contracting Inc

Lower Level Remodels

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Paint. #BC20538329

MDH Lead Supervisor

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



R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

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

Call Don @ 952-890-4792 A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

Ray 612-281-7077


Repair/ Remodel/ Build Insured. License #20626270

Randy 612-309-5396 Craftsman Inspired Design

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


Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I'd love to do it all! 612-220-1565

JMR Home Services LLC Home Remodeling & Repair.



30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator


Water Features & Pavers.

15+ years exp. Free Ests/Lic’d/Ins’d


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


Energy Focus Insulation Attic, Walls, Vents, Ice Dam Control. 35 yrs Exp/Insured Henry 952-884-0307 763-477-2612 ( 30 YRS) Old Home Specialists –Walls/ Attics/Venting/Spray Foam



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

Landscape 2000 Inc.

Free Ests/Ins 952-446-9707

100% Satisfaction Guar!

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


Van Buren Landscape 952-292-2026

WORK! 952-392-6888


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

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

612-272-3619 612-387-4849


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

612-919-1938 952-926-8232

Lawn & Landscape Officer

Lawn and Landscape Enforcement Services

or Are You Looking For Some Fresh Ideas? Experienced in Design, Installation, Maintenance, Pavers, Walls, Drain Tile, Bobcat Serv. MNLA Certified Professional.

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

Van Buren Landscape Call 952-292-7453

Anella Landscaping

Specializing in Design & Construction of: Retaining Walls, Paver Patios, Sidewalks & Drives. Call John 651-249-6766

Free Estimates visit us online at:

Jim Cooper, Jr. Landscaping Inc.

Quality Work Since 1983 Member: MNLA,

Double Exposure Place your classified ad with us and be placed on our Web Site! 952-392-6888


• Shrubs • Mulching • Removal

Free Estimates

You name it we can do it!

952-924-2441 LICENSED • INSURED • MNLA



Terry Ingram A Change For Your Landscape

Lawn & Garden

Garden Design & Maintenance Services

Insulation & Weatherproofing

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


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

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

Home Repair: Interior & Exterior

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

#1 in Customer Service & Professional Design

Call 952-334-9840

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


E-Z Landscape

Retaining/Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. Decks & Fences


LANDSCAPE RENOVATION • Retaining Walls • Natural Stone Work Edging • Bobcat



No job too small. Lic# 20636754

Call Joe @ 952-886-3888



No job too small!!

Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.



100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


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

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

Prompt Service & Free Ests. Licensed – Bonded – Insured

17+ Years Exp L.L.C.


Ceramic & Marble

Desperately Need Work!

Electric Repairs

Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing

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

CLEANING & REPAIRS Serving Area for 26 Years Jim 952-933-8005

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



Ins/25 yrs Sen. Discount

Above All Hardwood Floors Installation•Sanding•Finishing “We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.” Call 952-440-WOOD (9663)


Low Budget Hauling

Furniture Repair

GUTTER Cleaning/Screening

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

Dan 651-235-7997




952-994-4303 George Elite Repair & Tile

Alliance Drywall

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

We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/10 yrs exp.


Flooring & Tile


Doors & Windows

Flooring & Tile

Escobar Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tile Work, llc

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

763-537-4731 Schoo Electric Small Jobs – Service Changes

This space could be yours.



Decorative/Stamped/Driv es/Steps/Walks & Addnts Bormann Construction 612-310-3283



In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

• Licensed/Insured • FREE Est.

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



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

952-492-2783 - We Deliver – Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Eden Prairie Sun-Current

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community


Lawn & Garden




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

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

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


Quality Residential

Curb Appeal! Sidewalks & Driveways. Will Edge It. Good Rates. 952-288-5304 Field of Green Lawncare

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

Moving, Storage & Shipping

A Local Mover

Robinson Moving

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



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


Lawn & Garden

Painting & Drywall Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

A German Craftsman

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

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

Paint Drywall Lic 20444019 Ron 612-720-6525


Lawn & Garden

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



DAVE'S Painting Int/Ext

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

A Family Operated Bus.

Ext/Int Quality Painting Stain, enamel, repairs, decks 30 yrs exp, master painter Ins. Free est. 612-227-1844

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




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

Constructive Solutions, LLC. Hail Damage Repair, Roofs Siding, Windows & Decks. Lic#20637738 – Insured Mc/Visa Sr. Discounts 612-810-2059 Mbr:BBB Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156


Work Guar/Refs/Ins/Free Ests

35yrs Exp. 952-377-4612



Roofing • Siding • Windows

763-792-2999 Geno's Sewer & Drain

Lic # 20431519BC

Special $89/with ad!


*A One Man Company* Toilets, Faucets, Sm jobs Steve 612-940-5920 Lic#4040

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



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

20 years exp. Degreed Shop Teacher Exterior/Interior Painting Powerwashing • Decks • Fences Window Glazing & Repairs 2 Year Labor / 10 Year Paint Warranty

612.839.2239 • 612.866.0949 WWW.RIGHTWAYMN.COM

952-201-4817 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



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



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

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


Tree Service

#1 All Area Tree/Shrub Lg/Sm - Cut/trim/remvl Ins'd. Sr disc. 612-532-1162 #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

Will Beat Anybody's Price!



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

612-203-4309 15% Spring Discount

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

Free Estimates on

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


15% Summer Discount Tree Trimming & Removal

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

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

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

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

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


Upholstery & Slipcovers

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


Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning 14 Yrs Exp Free Est. Insured



AJ's Tree Service LLC


Tree Service

Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

Window Cleaning 612-529-4444



Senior Discounts

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


Call For Free Estimate


Forget The Rest


Triple Glass for the Price of Double Glass


15% Summer Discount

Premier Tree Service

Limited Offer


Tree Service



Summer Specials - All Jobs!


Great Service Affordable Prices 3020




Selling to Highest Bidder over $99,000!!!

Lic. #20626700


Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. 20515711

Performance Paving & Sealcoating.

Credit Cards Accepted


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

Stump Removal

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

CONTROLLING YOU? 1 ON 1 Hypnosis Works Free Consultation. 612-868-8177 Powerwashing

612-724-2672 Local Owner/Installer. High


Family Owned & Operated Since 1949 Code #78



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


Guaranteed Results.

Professional Service Directory


612-210-5267 952-443-9957


An Honest Plumber


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Lic #20156835 • Insured

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



Since 1978


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


A Fresh Look, Inc.


Lic#20172580 763-754-2501

PRO PAPER HANGING Removal, Paint/Plaster


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters




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

Professional and Prompt

Residential & Commercial

Call Now For Weekly Mowing Landscaping • Fertilization


Roofs, Siding, & Gutters


Ceiling & Wall Textures

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

FREE Estimates



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


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


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


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

Our job is to make you look good!

777 Cty Rd D East - Vadnais Hgts, MN 55117 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.

763-225-6200 Lic# 86-65


Anniversary Sale

Fri & Sat, July 22-23 (10-6) Sun, July 24 (12-5)

Antiques on Mainstreet 913 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 952-931-2144

Carver & Chaska Occasional Markets DOWNTOWN CARVER

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

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

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

Linda's Cellar July 21, 22, 23 Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Antiqs, garden, vintg., summer

The Nature of It

Antiques & Cabin Sale 7/21-23 (10-4) Carver



Eden Prairie Sun-Current – Thursday, July 21, 2011 –


Building Supplies

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


Cemetery Lots

Bloomington Cemetery 2 plots. $995/BO each. Call 651-762-3727 Burial Plot Avail in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens (Garden of the Apostles). Valued at $2625 will sell for $1400. (715) 839-7570


Good Things To Eat


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


Medical Supplies






Estate Sale. 7/21-23 (9-4) PaceSaver 3 whl Scooter, 3217 Xenia Ave N. Antq battery operated, w/basket, Exc cond! New $2,500; furniture & misc. items ask. $1,000/BO 952-431-5781


Misc. For Sale



Multi-Family 7/21-22 ( Antiq. China Cabinet, deli- 6) Fabrics, patterns, books, cate, rounded glass, oak, collectbls./dishes, Thomas Glen Haven: 2 plots, 2 Good cond! $375. 26” Sony Kinkade prints, HH, kids. vaults w/companion head- Bravia flatscreen, hi-def, 1765 Monterey Lane stone. Value $8,990. Asking TV $120/BO. 952-945-0905 Eden $6,500/BO. 218-828-3608 Refrigerator S/Side white

Glenhaven Garden of Na- H20 $390 Exc cond ELEC tivity. Lot 93B spaces 1&2 STOVE White Glass Top companion marker and 2 $285. Call 763-424-2636 vaults. $5K 763-537-8296 Lovely Glen Haven – 2 plots, must sell, $1600 ea 952-926-4381 Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Burns. 4 lots. Call for details 952-888-4941


Estate Sales


Misc. Wanted


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



CHANHASSEN 1071 Lake Susan Hills Dr. July 22 (8:30-5:30) July 23 (8:30-4:30)

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

Country French style decorated home -MOVING SALE


#'s Friday at 8am

EDINA 6805 Hillside Lane

Fri 7/22 (8-4); Sat 7/23 (8-3) Contents of lovely Edina home! LR, BR & Wicker porch furn., game table, lamps, Spode China & glass, Wedgwood, Lenox, Waterford, silver plate, many LP's, books, linens, kitch., RobotCoupe + access., bumper pool, Tyco HO cars & tracks, washer, dryer, refrig., garage items Augsburg College Associates



Musical Instuments



Crown Upright Piano



Garage Sales this week Blaine

Estate Sale! 7/22-23 (8-3) 1888 129th Ave NE, Mens, tools, HH & more!







7/22 (9-4) & 7/23 (9-1), TV's, Misc HH, Furn, No checks, Cash Only. 6560 2nd St 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



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

Executive SteelCase Desk unit with file cabinet. Like new! Plymouth 715-571-1920

Multi-Family Sale Wed-Fri, 7/20-22 (8a - 5p) 8411 5th Ave. South

July 21-23 (8-3) Antiqs, tools, HH items, fish house, more! 12610 58th Ave. N.

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

Oak Baby BR Set, furn., kids toys/cloz, HH 7/22-23 (8-4) 8120 Rhode Island Cir

Wayzata Public Schools Sale


Give-Aways & Swaps

07 Kawasaki Ninja 250R FREE! Contact me at

This space could be yours.


Furniture, AV, and misc.

Furn, kids cloz, toys, HH items. 7/21-22 (8-5) 7/23 (812) 7423 W River Rd Crt

Thursday, July 21

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

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

Hennepin Technical College


Tables, chairs, culinary items, pre-schl items, misc.

1 Stop shopping @ our sale 7/21-23 (8-5). Lots of items! 7421 Emerson Ave S.

9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park



HUGE! 10427 Aquila Av. S 7/28 & 7/30 (9-4) Tons of fabric, books, HH, port . AC

Moving 7/28-30 (8-4) Tools,

car parts, X-mas, furn., Mn/Wmn cloz 8439 12th Av S

Sat 7/30 ONLY (8-2), kids cloz up to sz 14, toys, bike trailer. 8230 Penn Ave S.

Brooklyn Center

sale 10:30-12

7200 Brooklyn Blvd.


Brooklyn Park

7/22 (8-5) 7/23 (8-12) Lots of baby items. 9714 Fallgold Books, DVDs, jewelry, Parkway North watches, furn, telescope, desk, misc. 5504 Oak Glen Huge 250 Family Sale! st nd (Btwn 71 & 72 /Cahill Family of God Church Rd. July 22-23 (10-5) 8/3 (5-8) $3 Adm.; 8/4 (9-8); 8/5 (9-5); 8/6 (9-12) Grandmother's Sale! Toys, 8625 Zane Ave. North games, amoire -exc cond.,

7/21 (8-4); 7/22 (8-12) Kids toys/puzzles, Wmns cloz, oak furn. 4625 Jewel Ln N.

Brooklyn Park

Over 250 families! Presale Wed 8/3 (5-8) $3 Adm Thurs 8/4 (9-7); Fri 8/5 (9-6); Sat 8/6 (9-12) - $3 Bag Day

Brooklyn United Meth. Church 7/27 (6-9) Pre-sale $3 Adm. 7/28-29 (10-7); 7/30 (9-12). Sat. - ½ Price & Box

P.E.O. Multi-Family Sale Furn, HH gds, plus! 7/21-23 (9-5) 7917 South Bay Curve




Large N'Hood & Yard Sales 7/28-30 (8-5) HH, Clothes for all, microwave & misc. 6905 Lombardy Lane


St Philips Luth. Church


Temple Israel Sisterhood 24th & Fremont Ave S. (just off Hennepin Ave) - Huge

Sale! 7/31 $5 Adm. (12-6); 8/1 - 3 Free Adm. (10-8) Tues-½ price; Wed-Bag day



Huge Sale: 7/28-29 (8-5) 7/30 (8-12) Furn, tools, books, HH & more. 220 Zinnia Lane North



Antiq. furn, glasswr., vintg. toys-Troll dolls, crafts/decor HH. 14608 Summit Oaks Dr



1 DAY ONLY 7/23 (8-3), Misc. HH, 2640 Abbott Ave North

Help Wanted/ Full Time

FSI International located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has multiple Pontoon boat: 18', 1999, Auopportunities available rora. 50hp ES Outboard for technicians and asmotor, boat cover & Bimisemblers. Individuals ni top, $3,300. 952-393-9967 with a strong electromechanical aptitude are enSports & couraged to apply! To view additional opportunities Recreation and to apply online. Please 17' Alumacraft Canoe, Very go to Good Cndtn, Plus Paddles $400 Plymouth 763-473-4264




Agriculture/ Animals/Pets Pets

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Rentals Houses For Rent

Burnsville See Craiglist! 2BR, LL, 1,000 sq. ft. 15K Remodel, Full kitch, granite CTT, full appliances, central AC, sofa, love seat, kitch table, 50” satellite TV, internet. $695+share utils. Avl Immed. 952-994-3986


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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



Employment Help Wanted/ Full Time


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

Multi-Family 7/28-30 (8-3) Greeting cards/stationary, HH, cloz, kids-Legos/Beanie, etc. 4108 Lake Dr Av N




Boats, New & Used


Estate Sale 7/21-23 (9-5)


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


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


Boats, New & Used

14' Alumacraft

Christ Lutheran Church 641 89 th Ave. NE, Blaine




Multi-Fam! 7/21 (9-3) 7/23 (9/1). 8680 Grier Ln Ret. teacher stuff, HH, jewelry.

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



Garage Sales next week


Bookcase: beautiful, off white, $40/BO. Cabinet: vintg., light brwn, $40/BO. 1948 Singer Sewing Mach. $50/BO 952-983-0345

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


Multi Family Sale. Furn, kids clothes, collectibles, Spoon Ridge. July 21-23, 8-5

Baldwin Console Piano HH, 1 blk W of Jerry's 5604 w/bench, medium oak fin., Johnson Dr. 7/21-22 (8-4) built 1980, $600. 952-935-1566 Needs tuning. Good cond! $850/BO. 763-544-1236

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


Put faith 1st family 2nd & an opportunity to earn a great income! 952-474-4682


Help Wanted/ Full Time

MACHINIST: DAY SHIFT: 4-10s, M-THURSDAY 7am5:30pm, WORK WITH FADAL VMC. SETUP AND OPERATE REQUIRED! Salary depends on experience: 16-22hr. GREAT BENEFITS & OVERTIME! Richlind Metal Fabricatiors, Inc. 4155 Peavy Rd. Chaska, MN 55318. PH 952-448-4862 FAX 952-448-5437

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community Help Wanted/ Part Time


Director of Worship Arts 30 hours/week Prairie Lutheran Church, is looking for a contemporary Worship Arts Director. Main duties include: Selecting music, liturgy, and other Recruiting musicians Select, schedule and rehearse worship team Rehearse/lead praise band Manage the weekly development of bulletins, leaders guides and projection Recruit, train and supervise media specialist Supervise sanctuary dcor Monitor/maintain sound, light and video equipment Qualifications include: B.S./B.A. in music/related Vocal/instrumental performance Strong comm skills Solid knowledge of theological principles Computer skills 3-5 yrs related experience For consideration, please submit resume and salary requirements to Kristin Kuderer:


Automotive Dodge


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




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