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NEWS Brownies give stuffed animals Farmington Brownie Troop 25277 collected stuffed animals to donate for children served by Dakota County child services. Page 2A
OPINION Teacher trust is bookâ€™s focus Joe Nathan highlights a book that explores common ground among many people who have disagreed in the past. Page 4A
March 21, 2013 â€˘ Volume 129 â€˘ Number 3
Local food shelves see record number of visits Goal to raise $60,000 and 70,000 pounds in March by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Burnsville resident Jackie Butler came to Minnesota in July 2012 when her company transferred her from Baltimore. Butler and her 9-year-old daughter had settled in until Butlerâ€™s contract ended in November, and she was laid off without any
income. For the first time in Butlerâ€™s life, she was unemployed and unable to provide for her daughter. â€œI was down and embarrassed. I never thought I would find myself there,â€? she said. â€œI have adult children, and as a nurse, I was able to be a great provider to them.â€? Uncertain how to find or ask for help, Butler had
an unexpected call from â€œan absolute angel.â€? Nikki Johnson, a family support worker at Orchard Lake Elementary School in Lakeville, heard about Butlerâ€™s unemployment from her daughter. Johnson called Butler and offered to connect her with a Lakeville food shelf and See FOOD, 8A
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Who killed Edwin Drood? Audiences get to decide the identity of the killer in Chameleon Theatreâ€™s latest production at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Page 15A
Rosemountâ€™s Garrett Goetz looks for a place to pass the ball as Apple Valleyâ€™s Dustin Fronk moves in to defend during the Section 3-4A boys basketball championship game March 15. Apple Valley won 94-64 to earn a state tournament berth. Rosemount, which defeated two higher-seeded teams to reach the section final, finished 9-20. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
Make way for chickens Farmington passes ordinance to allow by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
After two years of debate, Farmington residents in urban areas can now raise chickens in their own backyards under an ordinance passed at the City Council meeting March 18. The initial draft of the ordinance allowed for a maximum of six chickens, but Council Member Christy Jo Fogarty and Mayor Todd Larson thought it was better to start out with three chickens, citing community concern. Fogarty said she had almost a dozen negative calls about the ordinance. â€œI am trying to balance what I heard,â€? she said. â€œI donâ€™t care for it,â€? Larson said, â€œbut I do understand the need the community is bringing forward. I am willing to try it for a year.â€? Not all supporters were squawking with excitement about the change. â€œI am disappointed, but at least itâ€™s somethingâ€? said Annabelle Randow, 15. Annabelle and her brother, Stefan Randow, 12, were two of a handful of Farmington youths who supported
the ordinance. â€œThe original ordinance we drafted for the Planning Commission said five chickens,â€? Stefan said. â€œThey said we can do six and were confident it was going to pass.â€? Lerew Kass, 14, another supporter, said he was surprised to hear about complaints. Besides one negative email sent to the city, he said he never heard from any dissenters. At the March 12 public hearing, only supporters showed up, said Tony Wippler, assistant city planner. The ordinance passed unanimously with the three-chickens limit, but council members Doug Bonar and Jason Bartholomay thought six chickens was an OK number. Bartholomay said he did not think three chickens was enough for people who wanted to get eggs. Bonar, who worked on the Planning Commission in past years reviewing the ordinance, said, â€œIâ€™m confident that this has been thoroughly vetted in the last two years.â€? He agreed to three chickens â€œin the interest See CHICKENS, 7A
Thompson considers 2014 run for governor Dakota United third in tourney Dakota United made a run at the state PI Division adapted floor hockey title but came up just short in the championship game. Page 9A
seems as though some doors have opened, and I am exploring my options.â€? whether to mount Thompson, asa campaign within sistant minority the next several leader, said he has weeks. Dave been encouraged â€œI am giving Thompson to challenge Gov. it consideration,â€? said Thompson whose Mark Dayton in 2014 by District 58 includes Lakev- many business leaders and ille and Farmington. â€œIt constituents.
He says â€˜Minnesota is hungry for leadershipâ€™ by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, told Sun Thisweek on Tuesday he is seriously considering running for governor and will make a decision about
â€œI have talked to my family about it,â€? Thompson said. â€œI am serious, but Iâ€™m not ready to make a decision yet.â€? Thompson has been a rising star in Republican leadership since winning the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Pat Pariseau, RFarmington, in 2010 with 63 percent of the vote. The former conservative
radio talk show host was re-elected in District 58 in 2012. A married father of two, Thompson said education would be a top priority in a potential campaign for governor. â€œWe have a significant gap in the quality of education available depending See THOMPSON, 11A
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Rosemount artist celebrates the lives of her mother, sister by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
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Rosemount resident Rita Corriganâ€™s â€œResurrectionâ€? won third place in the Maplewoodbased Benedictine Monasteryâ€™s recent Juried Art Show. (Photo submitted)
â€˜Resurrectionâ€™ colors the light After a lifetime of painting and 25 years as an art teacher, Rosemount resident Rita Corrigan nearly stopped creating altogether after the unexpected death of her sister in November 2010 to lung cancer and then the death of her mother in February 2011. â€œEvery May for over 10 years I had greatly anticipated and attended an art retreat through (the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) in Grand
Marais,â€? she said. â€œIn 2011, I really had no desire to go because I was afraid these two deaths would influence my work and I just wanted to forget. I tried to go back to familiar images and work on images of the rocks and Lake Superior, but could not get into the work.â€? A conversation with a friend during the retreat changed all of that. The evening talk turned to Rita speaking about her mother and sister. â€œThe next morning we had breakfast together and (my friend) wanted to tell
me something, but was unsure how to say it,â€? Rita said. â€œShe told me that the night when I had spoken about my mom and sister, there was a bright light behind me and that a figure was laughing and smiling. She was sure that it was my sister or mom.â€? Abandoning her previous creative process, Rita said she put away her photographs and â€œstarted applying color randomly and intuitively to the paper with my bare hands, inspired by the light my See ARTIST, 7A
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March 21, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
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Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist presented two awards to outstanding community members who saved peopleâ€™s lives at the City Council meeting March 18. The Citizen Valor
Award went to Jason Rose. On Nov. 11, 2012, Rose was on his way to work when he saw a house on fire at approximately 7:59 a.m. He went to the residence and knocked on the door to see if anyone was in the house. Rose could see the garage exposed in the flames and noticed two cars. Thinking this was strange, he kicked down the front door and found the renter who was unaware of the fire.
â€œIt is my opinion that if Mr. Rose was not there, we would have had a different outcome,â€? Lindquist said. The renter who was saved by Rose thanked him at the meeting. Farmington Police Officer Travis Sundvall and his K-9 partner Bosco received the Life Saving Award. At 2 a.m. one morning, police were tracking a suicidal individual with his phone to River Park in Lakeville.
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Girl Scout Troop 25277 poses next to a collection box filled with stuffed animals for Dakota County child services. (Photo submitted)
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When the third-grade girls in Brownie Troop 25277 heard about children in Dakota County child services who had to leave an unsafe home, they wanted to help. The Farmington-based troop collected 218 new stuffed animals for child services, and not only did the troop double its goal, it collected enough stuffed animals for the county to use for a year. Troop leader Gretchen Monson said the project showed the girls the impact they can have. â€œI believe that it really hit home how much they can help when they work together,â€? Monson said. The girls decided to get their school, Meadowview Elementary, involved with the project. At a break, a few girls drafted
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a handwritten letter telling friends about children in Dakota County who needed help. The girls went to the principal asking to send the letter home and to set up a donation box in school. Monson said she was completely unaware the girls had done this. â€œI was beyond impressed,â€? she said. Two other troops joined in with the col-
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Bands to rock Leprechaun Days Music lineup announced for Rosemountâ€™s summer festival by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Music from yesterday and today will rock the Central Park Amphitheater stage during Rosemount Leprechaun Days this summer. The band lineup was announced this month after it was set by Rosemount resident Steve Ball, who has organized the entertainment schedule for the past several years. The lineup includes Rocket Club, a country rock band fronted by Chris Hawkey, co-host of the KFAN-radio Power Trip morning show; Arch Allies, a critically acclaimed Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon tribute band; and Sweet Siren, which covers top 40 hits of today. â€œFor those who like to have fun, thereâ€™s a little bit of something for all of them in this yearâ€™s music lineup,â€? Ball said. Sweet Siren will play from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 27, when fireworks will blast off over Central Park before the second half of the set. The band covers music from the likes of current artists Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Adele, in addition to â€™80s hits from Joan Jett, Night Ranger, .38 Special and Prince. Lead singer Caitlin McSweeney of Plymouth was a soprano section leader of the St. Cloud State University choir before turning to the bright lights of concert
stages. In addition to having a strong and soulful voice, she has 10 years of competitive dance experience, which leads to an energetic stage show. When McSweeney isnâ€™t on the mic, guitarist Jeff Schreiner sings lead vocals. He, along with keyboardist Adam Daniel, have years of performance and studio recording experience. Daniel is a music performance graduate from Augsburg College, and bass player Doug Field started playing upright bass when he was 10, later translating his skills to the bass guitar for jazz bands in high school and college. Drummer Bruce Streich is originally from California, and has traveled in many states touring with several bands. More about Sweet Siren is at www.sweetsirenband. com. One could not have lived through the â€™70s or â€™80s without having grooved to the hits of Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon. Arch Allies, which will play from 7-11 p.m. Friday, July 26, brings the infectious music of these three supergroups to the stage with stunning vocal and instrumental accuracy. In alternate takes, lead singer Gabe Jacobs morphs into Steve Perry, Dennis DeYoung and Kevin Cronin (REO). â€œYou almost feel like a rock star,â€? bass guitarist Tom Dario told the White Bear Lake-based Quad Community Press newspaper. â€œWeâ€™re getting more people, and a variety of different age groups. I got my kids going now who are in their mid-20s to early 30s and they saw me back when
Arch Allies, a Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon tribute band, will play during Rosemount Leprechaun Days on Friday, July 26. (Photo submitted)
we were really nothing, and now weâ€™ve gone up the ladder.â€? As one would expect, Arch Allies hits many of the musical highlights of each band in concert, such as Journeyâ€™s â€œDonâ€™t Stop Believing,â€? REO Speedwagonâ€™s â€œCanâ€™t Fight This Feelingâ€? and Styxâ€™s â€œCome Sail Away.â€? More about Arch Allies is at www.archallies.com. Rocket Club will play from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, July 25, as the rock gets a little bit country. Founded in 2008, the band hit a high note with â€œNorth Country,â€? which spent nine weeks on Billboardâ€™s Hot Country Songs chart. The band has toured extensively throughout the Midwest attracting quite a following. â€œYou donâ€™t have to be from the South to be from the country,â€? Hawkey said in the bandâ€™s bio. â€œWeâ€™ve got our own dirt roads, our own backwoods bars and Chris Hawkey, lead singer of the country rock band Rocket Club, will perform during cornfields. Country music Rosemount Leprechaun Days on Thursday, July 25. (Photo submitted) is a state of mind that transcends geography.â€? Rocket Club has released three studio albums and is planning to release another by the end of 2013. That recording, dubbed â€œLucky 13,â€? will be composed of one song per month, including two in December, that will be released as singles. More about Rocket Club is at www.rocketclub. info. â€œIâ€™m excited about this yearâ€™s lineup of bands,â€? Ball said. â€œItâ€™s gonna be fun.â€? Email Tad Johnson at Twin Cities band Sweet Siren will play during Rosemount Leprechaun Days on email@example.com. Saturday, July 27, the same night a fireworks show will take place at Central Park. (Photo submitted)
Jeff Coolman resigns as general manager of ECM-SUN ECM Publishers Inc. President Marge Winkelman has announced the resignation of Jeff Coolman, general manager of ECM-Sun Newspapers, which includes Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune, effective April 1. Coolman had been the lead manager of 34 weekly newspapers in the south and western suburbs of the Twin Cities for the better part of the last decade. A professional search for Coolmanâ€™s successor will begin immediately. Winkelman will serve as the interim general manager until a replacement is
selected. which combined Winkelman, feature 51 commuwho made the annity newspapers nouncement in a and circulation March 13 meetexceeding 650,000 ing of ECM-Sun throughout MinNewspaper mannesota. agers, said ECM Jeff â€œJeff was key to Publishers Inc., the Coolman our company and parent company of we truly feel fortuECM-Sun, was apprecia- nate that he was here durtive of Coolmanâ€™s leader- ing this period to provide ship during the past 15 such exceptional leadermonths. ship. We wish he and DebECM Publishers Inc. bie (his wife) the very best,â€? acquired Sun Newspapers said Winkelman. in January of 2012. WinCoolman came to Sun kelman credited Coolman Newspapers in 2001 as vice with playing a key role president and group pubduring the transition pe- lisher. He has been in the riod to help successfully media industry for the last blend the two companies, 20 years. As group publish-
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March 21, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Opinion A book about trusting teachers draws praise from educators, activists by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Should we “trust teachers” much more than we do now? A recently published, intriguing, important book urges, “Yes.” The book “Trusting Teachers with School Success” is important in part because it has been endorsed by a variety of educators and education activists, many of whom strongly disagree with each other about other issues such as testing, charter public schools and virtual schools. Why did a variety of people recommend the book? First, because the authors ask, “What if trusting teachers, and not controlling them, is the key to school success?” The authors believe that teachers should have the option to organize as doctors and attorneys sometimes do. This puts teachers truly in charge. The book offers 11 examples from seven states, from Connecticut to California along with Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some attorneys and physicians organize themselves into partnerships. They
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Joe Nathan decide how their clinics or law firms will operate (including associates’ pay and how they will be evaluated). They hire (and can fire) people to help with the “business side” of operations. I’ve visited some schools cited in the book, including the Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, Minn. and Avalon, in St. Paul. Both schools attract a variety of students. Both help some students who had not succeeded in traditional schools graduate and go on to some form of two- or four-year higher education. Both use an array of methods, not just standardized tests, to measure and report student progress. Avalon, New Country and the nine other schools, both district and charter, described in the book allow teachers to determine the curriculum, budget alloca-
tions, assessment methods, staff evaluation, and in some cases pay and working conditions. This is real teacher “empowerment.” The authors recommend that families be allowed to choose these schools, and say that this approach won’t always work. For example, the Milwaukee Federation of Teachers and Milwaukee District helped create more than one dozen schools on this model. Some thrived, others did not. A recent MetLife Foundation survey of teachers around the country found growing percentages of teachers are dissatisfied with their jobs. While education journalist and activist Andy Rotherham pointed out that over the last 25 years, MetLife has used different questions to compare teachers’ attitudes, survey officials stress that answers to identical questions show dissatisfaction is growing. Empowering educators can be one important way to serve students and enrich teachers’ lives. The book’s authors include Amy Junge, formerly a public school teacher; Kim Farris-Berg, an education policy researcher; and Edward Dirkswager, a retired health care admin-
istrator. People who’ve endorsed the book include union leaders, including Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association; Lynn Nordgren, president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers; Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester, N.Y., Federation of Teachers; Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond and educator Deborah Meier, all of whom are skeptical about the charter idea. Tom Vander Ark, formerly of the Gates Foundation, Mike Petrelli of the Fordham Institute and Dee Thomas, all of whom support the charter idea, also praised the book. As America searches for solutions, it’s great to find strategies supported by thoughtful people who often disagree. That makes “Trusting Teachers with School Success” a book with important, intriguing ideas. Joe Nathan, formerly a public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, firstname.lastname@example.org. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Letters Military tuition a casualty of sequester To the editor: We hear a lot about White House tours being cancelled due to sequestration budget cuts. What a sad decision. In addition to this move we should be concerned that the Air Force, Coast Guard, Army and Marines have suspended their Tuition Assistance programs, according to the Defense Department. It is sad that the decision to immediately end this program which so affects those who protect and fight for us in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world. About 201,000 soldiers are receiving tuition assistance from the Army this year totaling about $373 million. We need to restore the program immediately. We have a moral obligation to follow through with our education promises to our military. One of the best ways to support our military is for them to educate themselves so that they can move successfully into the civilian workforce when their service is over and get on with the rest of their lives as productive members of society. Please contact your senators, representatives and leaders to request their support in returning the promised education to our military. In 2012 over 1,600 Minnesota Red Bulls relied on the tuition assistance. Also, please write directly to Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Thank you for your support. BILL TSCHOHL
Put the fear factor aside To the editor: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President David Olson (“Tell the governor he can’t be projobs and anti-business”) in the March 1 edition used the fear factor in his opinion piece, quoting The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, to support his argument that the governor’s tax proposal will lead Minnesota to become a barren wasteland with business and residents fleeing the state at the prospect of paying an additional tax on services. Mr. Olson neglects to note the overall decrease in the sales tax rate and the decrease in corporate tax rate. Although the chamber portrays itself as representing all businesses, its focus seems mostly on benefits for the largest businesses. Think about it – which small business (the hardware store, the local dry cleaners, the law office and tax accountant, even the grocery chains) can up and move out of state when their customers are here, their employees are here, the owners live here? Which residents are really going to move to Florida when their grandchildren and families remain in Minnesota? While we may grumble and complain, the vast majority are going to stay put. We will figure out a way to make it work and still live in the state we call home, the one that provides the quality of life we have come to expect. A state that works. We have long prided ourselves on good government, clean air, wonderful parks, natural
beauty, good restaurants and great theater. I want to live where those essential services and amenities thrive. In order to have that, we need a stable government with stable revenue. When the tax code was last revised, twothirds of the tax revenue came from tax on production. We no longer make as much “stuff ” so the revenue stream changes to services. This is a complicated issue but moving a business has to be more expensive than any sales tax that may be imposed so let’s all take a deep breath and put the fear factor aside while we try to address the serious problems facing the state and the economy, all of us – together. JUDY FINGER Apple Valley
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Uncritical thinking To the editor: State Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley, Rosemount) deserves respect for his long career as a levelheaded high school principal. Unfortunately there is something about joining the DFL caucus that disrupts critical thinking skills in favor of simplistic notions like pouring more money into public schools in the blind hopes of improving them. Certainly there are “studies” supporting the idea (“Clausen proposes all-day kindergarten bill,” Jan. 18) and it seems common sense that all-day kindergarten would teach kids more than half day kindergarten would. But like most education studies, they prove what the academics who conduct them believe, without considering the “variables” that might otherwise explain the result. In this case, while it might be true that all-day kindergarten helps every kid, isn’t it equally likely that parents, in their wisdom, realize their child may not be ready for all day at school and that other kids, the “faster starting” kids, carry their natural advantage into first grade? Is it possible that the parents who send kids to all-day kindergarten care more about education and these “involved parents” are the critical factor that education studies say they are? In short, what appears to be a “common sense” idea is just another excuse to spend more money. If it really works, then find the money elsewhere in the education bud-
get from some program that does not work (and there are many). Hopes that Clausen could teach critical thinking to the big-spending DFL appear to have worked in the wrong direction. JERRY EWING Apple Valley
Job well done To the editor: In late February the Minnesota Management and Budget Office released the financial results for the current and the next biennium. With increased revenues and decreased spending the current biennium ended up with a $2.8 billion surplus. This surplus enabled replenishment of the state’s reserve and cash flow funds as well as reduction of the school shift. The Minnesota Management and Budget Office was also able to reduce the projected $1.1 billion deficit for the next biennium. This was the “real” reason for the recently announced reduction of the projected budget to $627 million. A hearty congratulations for a job well done is in order for the Republican-led Legislature of 2011-2012. At the start of that legislative session they were faced with a $5 billion to $6 billion deficit. With good fiscal policy and without raising taxes they were able to turn that deficit around to a surplus. And the sky did not fall. They also tried to speed the school shift payback (ref. S.F. 0209), but this and related House bill were vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton. It will be interesting to see if the current Democratic-led Legislature is
able to match this performance or if additional taxes will be necessary to avoid another round of deficit spending. The challenge is there and the voters are watching. AL KRANZ Burnsville
Benning will serve well To the editor: I am a Burnsville resident and a customer of Dakota Electric utility. I am writing on behalf of Bill Benning, candidate for election to the Dakota Electric Board of Directors. I have known Mr. Benning for many years. He is honest, hard-working and highly intelligent. He wants to keep the utility’s rates down and make it accountable to its customers. He will make an excellent member of the board. The ballots were mailed March 19 so customers should receive them March 20 and 21. Please vote for Bill Benning, you can vote online or mail the ballot in. KEVIN GUST Burnsville
Correction Last week’s story about the history of the Dakota County Tribune incorrectly described the Clay succession in ownership. Ham Clay Jr. operated the Tribune until a succession plan handed it off to brothers, Roger and Eugene. The Clay brothers ran the newspaper until Roger’s sons, Dan and Joe, took the reins. The newspaper regrets the errors.
DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE March 21, 2013
Support ‘no-excuse’ absentee voting legislation, Not ‘early voting by Kent Kaiser SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Currently, Minnesota law allows absentee voting supposedly only for people who claim one of the following reasons for needing an absentee ballot: • Absence from their precinct on Election Day • Illness or disability • Service as an election judge in another precinct on Election Day • Religious discipline or religious holiday or observance • Eligible emergency declared by the governor or quarantine declared by the federal or state government. The law to require an excuse to obtain an absentee ballot is unforceable and, therefore, unenforced. No one actually checks to see whether voters meet these eligibility criteria — it would be virtually impossible. Nevertheless, conscientious citizens have not necessarily recognized this fact, and, consequently, the current law probably has deterred some people from voting. Recently, state Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, introduced legislation (House File 193) that would remove the requirement to declare one of these excuses to obtain an absentee ballot. This legislation should be passed. There are four pillars of a strong election system: Access, accuracy, privacy, and integrity. Simon’s bill would
Kent Kaiser strengthen that first pillar while leaving the other pillars unharmed. Simon’s bill would be an excellent reform of our election system. Such is not the case with some other election changes being suggested in the Legislature this year. Many readers have probably heard talk of “early voting” proposals that would allow people for any reason to cast their votes in the weeks prior to Election Day and have their votes counted immediately. But readers should beware: Such schemes have major flaws compared to our current absentee voting system. • For one, early voting systems do not allow voters to change their minds after casting their ballots like the current absentee voting system does. Many more voters change their minds than most people recognize — and not just for dramatic reasons such as a U.S. senate candidate dying in a plane crash a few days before an election, as happened in Minnesota in 2002. Much new information becomes available about candidates in the days just prior to Election Day, and
Fairview expansion approved Medical ofﬁce building, more parking will be added by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Fairview Health Services’ long-planned expansion on the Fairview Ridges Hospital site was approved March 19 by the Burnsville City Council. The $60 million expansion, the largest in the hospital’s 29-year history, will add a five-story, 132,800-square-foot clinic and medical office building in back of the hospital, whose main entrance faces north. The building, which isn’t considered a hospital use, will provide sameday surgery and CT/MRI scanning services to patients who would normally visit the hospital. A skyway will connect the new building to the hospital. A four-level, 574-stall parking ramp will also be built. Smaller additions are planned for the hospital itself, including the second-
floor skyway connection on the south side. A 4,000-square-foot expansion on the east side will add lab space, and a 3,000-square-foot expansion on the west side will house mechanical equipment. The council also approved a 176-stall parkinglot expansion at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located across Nicollet Boulevard from the hospital. The extra parking, a collaboration between the church and the hospital, will accommodate the hospital’s daytime peak demands and the church’s need for more evening and weekend parking, City Planner Chris Slania said. Two crosswalks from the Prince of Peace lot across Nicollet Boulevard will be built. Pedestrians will push a button to cross, activating in-pavement lights and flashing signs. The crosswalks will be
built along with an extension of Fairview Drive as a three-lane road from Nicollet Avenue to Nicollet Boulevard. The Fairview Ridges expansion follows an expansion approved in 2005 that added fifth and sixth floors to the hospital. The hospital and church are part of the Ridges Campus, a 108acre campus of medical, religious and senior housing facilities. Property owners are Ebenezer Senior Living, Fairview, Park Nicollet, Prince of Peace and the Minnesota Valley YMCA. The campus is bordered by McAndrews Road on the north, Interstate 35E and the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn on the south, Portland Avenue on the east and Nicollet Avenue on the west. John Gessner can be reached at (952) 846-2031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
voters should have the right to change their votes based on new information. An early voting system would not allow this: Voters in such systems are stripped of the right to change their votes, once their votes are cast, because their ballots have already been placed in the ballot box and counted, with no way track them back to the voters. An “early-voting” system would actually weaken the “access” pillar of a strong election system. • Another clear weakness of early voting, if implemented in Minnesota, would be the after-the-fact discovery of some voters’ ineligibility. We already have this problem with our loose Election Day registration procedures (same-day voter registration with no ID requirement). Expanding the looseness to the weeks of voting prior to Election Day would not be an improvement. In our current absentee voting system, it is possible to verify voters’ eligibility before their ballots are counted until Election Day with all the other ballots. An “early-voting” system would also weaken the “integrity” pillar of a strong election system. Consequently, a superior legislative reform would be simply to change the law to allow absentee voting without an excuse. Many Minnesota voters already vote by “in-person” absentee ballot at a local election office, which is easier for many
people than by-mail absentee voting and provides every bit of the ease of access that “early voting” does but also retains the integrity of our current system. We often hear that people do not know about the “in-person” absentee ballot option or about the re-voting benefit that the current absentee ballot system provides to people who change their minds before Election Day. This simply suggests that state officials should do a better job at publicizing voters’ options — not that we should change and weaken the whole system. One small tweak to our current absentee ballot system would increase the voters’ right to ballot access and preserve their right to election integrity and thus represents a significant reform to our election system — that is Simon’s bill. Readers should call their legislators and the governor to ask them to support Simon’s bill. Kent Kaiser, Ph.D., is a professor of communication at Northwestern College in Roseville, and a senior fellow at the Minneapolis-based think tank Center of the American Experiment. He previously served as communications and voter outreach director for the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State under Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican, and Mark Ritchie, a Democrat. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.
Area News Briefs Fish fry at Church of St. Michael The Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington, will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the church social hall. The menu includes fish, potato side, coleslaw and dinner rolls along with juice, coffee and milk. Ice cream also will be provided. Good-will offerings will be accepted.
Farmington Library events slated The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., has planned the following events. Call (651) 438-0250 for more information. • Wii Games, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Rambling River Center. Ages 10-15. • Wildlife Safari with the Textile Center, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Design a sock monkey,
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elephant, dog, zombie or monster. Bring orphaned socks, gloves or mittens, and ideas. Registration required. Ages 12-16. • Seahorse Medallions with Abrakadoodle, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28. Learn color mixing and sculpting while creating a seahorse medallion. Registration required. Ages 3-12. • Storytime for All Ages, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, March 29. Stories and activities for mixed-age audiences such as child-care groups and families. Ages: 0-6.
Legion Post 65 recognizes heroes As part of its yearly birthday celebration, Rosemount American Legion Post 65 will recognize legionnaires and city heroes for their service. The celebration will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post 65, 14590 Burma Ave. W., Rosemount. Tickets are
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Rosemount to recognize volunteers
United Way honors Dakota Electric’s volunteer efforts
The Rosemount City Council is asking residents to nominate community volunteers who add to the city’s quality of life. For the tenth year, the city is collecting names of those individuals and groups that deserve recognition for service as volunteers. The council will recognize honorees during the city’s observance of National Volunteer Week. The city is asking for
nominations of people and groups who serve a public purpose without pay. Volunteer activity in Rosemount covers a wide range of activities, from schools to parks and community celebrations. The City Council plans to recognize as many volunteers as possible during its regular meeting on April 16. One-hundred twenty-five individuals, families, and groups were
honored during last year’s observance. Nominations should be sent by April 8 to communications coordinator Alan Cox, (651) 322-2078 or alan.cox@ ci.rosemount.mn.us. Please include the names and a way to contact both the volunteer to be honored and the person making the nomination.
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Dakota Electric Association recently received the Best Caring Connection Involvement award from the Greater Twin Cities United Way at the agency’s Campaign Victory Celebration and 2012 Best Of Awards at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The award recognized Dakota Electric’s community involvement and volunteer efforts last year. During 2012, the electric cooperative celebrated its 75th anniversary and promoted volunteerism among its employees and board of directors. The cooperative personnel volunteered at many events all year long, providing more than 366 hours of service. Accepting the award for all Dakota Electric employees were, from left, Janet Lekson, Margaret Schreiner, Steve Krech, Greg Miller, Joe Miller and Malinda Mehrhoff. (Photo submitted)
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The birth of a penguin chick at the Minnesota Zoo this month was an especially welcome addition to the penguin exhibit, as African penguins are endangered in the wild due to over-fishing, pollution and fluctuating temperatures. (File photo)
Zooâ€™s penguin exhibit has new addition Hatching of endangered African penguin chick is ďŹ rst for Minnesota Zoo by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The Minnesota Zooâ€™s â€œ3M Penguins of the African Coastâ€? exhibit welcomed a new addition this month with the hatching of a penguin chick on March 2. Itâ€™s the first chick born at the exhibit, which opened in 2011 with 18 African penguins inhabiting a replica of their habitat on South Africaâ€™s Boulders Beach. The chick â€“ whose gender is not yet known â€“ is currently being raised behind the scenes by foster parents; zookeepers decided to give the chick to foster parents because its biological parents were not properly incubating the egg.
Zookeepers report that the chick is doing well â€“ growing from 2.4 ounces at birth to over a pound. The birth was an especially welcome addition to the exhibit, as African penguins are endangered in the wild because of over-fishing, pollution and fluctuating temperatures; they are currently in a crisis situation due to catastrophic food shortages. To help address the penguin crisis, the Minnesota Zoo has awarded Becky Heller, one of the zooâ€™s penguin keepers, a grant to travel to South Africa and participate in the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, which has a chickbolstering project that
hand-rears and releases orphaned penguins in an effort to aid the wild population. The penguin exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo offers above and below water views of the penguins in a replica of their natural African habitat, including a 15,000-gallon, 7-foot-deep pool along with a beach and cliffs with built-in nest boxes for the penguins to sleep and breed. Thereâ€™s also a sound system to convey the braying noises the penguins make, and daily feeding demonstrations by zookeepers. More about the exhibit is at www.mnzoo.org.
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have lots of eggs and candy to hunt, and they will also have a chance to find the â€œgoldenâ€? egg, which can be turned in for a special prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to bring a basket or bag to hold treats and arrive early. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Photo opportunities with a costumed bunny will be available. People are
encouraged to bring their cameras. People also are asked to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to 360 Communities and the Family Resource Center in Rosemount. In case of inclement weather, the Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 30. Event cancellation information will be placed at (651) 322-6020 and select No. 6.
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will be kept and enclosure specifications. After a year, the permit will be administratively renewed after a city inspection.
lis. â€œI never know when I start a piece how long it is going to take.â€? Art has been a part of Ritaâ€™s life as far back as she can remember. She said it seemed to take her out of the reality of everyday life. â€œMy sister told me once that I never heard our mother yell at us because I always had my head in the clouds,â€? she said. â€œTo this day I have no memory of my mother ever yelling and there were eight of us.â€? As she grew into her artistic ability, Rita turned to teaching, which she did for 25 years at St. Joseph Catholic School and the public schools in Rosemount. â€œI absolutely loved teaching and miss it every day,â€? she said. â€œOpening the eyes of students to the wonder of the world and the wonder of being able to create themselves never ceases to amaze me. Being able to experience the â€˜ahaâ€™ moment when a student really gets it is a gift that continues to motivate.â€? She said teaching influenced her work as she would create in her studio after being inspired by her studentsâ€™ effort. â€œPainting or drawing is something that I donâ€™t think I could ever live without,â€? Rita said. â€œIt makes a day brighter when I can create, and something is missing when I canâ€™t get into the studio.â€?
Being around their motherâ€™s creativity has led her children to find artistic expression in their own way. Among her five children are a cartoonist, an art teacher/commissioned artist, an art education major, a design engineer, and a lawyer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in South Sudan, Africa. Ritaâ€™s husband, Don, could be considered an artist in his own right. Donâ€™s media were electric, light and power. He recently retired as owner of Corrigan Electric, a company established by his father in 1932. Having lived in Rosemount for 40 years, Rita has served on the St. Joseph Board of Education, was active in Legion of Mary and is currently working with the Iconography Ministry at St. Joseph. She also now has a chance to exhibit her work in Rosemount. After the recent establishment of an art gallery at the Robert Trail Library, Corrigan is one of the few artists to be included in the first show. â€œIt is wonderful to have a place for former students and friends to view my work and to be inspired by all the artists we hope to show in the future,â€? she said.
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ARTIST, from 1A friend saw.â€? In the next two and a half days, Rita said she completed 11 pieces, the first of which is called â€œResurrection.â€? The pastel color-infused piece, which won second place in the recent Juried Art Show at the Benedictine Center in Maplewood, viewed from a distance contains a light dividing dark and light space with a rose color prominent on the left side. Ritaâ€™s motherâ€™s name is Rose. â€œA shaft of light seemed to permeate all of my work and I had no recollection of a plan or design,â€? said Rita, whose previous standard process was to use the pastel stick and blend it with one stroke on top of another. â€œWhen I continued to explore this method of working, I found inspiration in cloud formations and sunsets,â€? she said. â€œI also changed my way of applying the pastel to the paper and now used not just the pastel stick to blend, but also blend with my hands.â€? This more visceral connection to her art hasnâ€™t made it any easier. â€œSome pieces are completed as if they have a life of their own, other times the completion is a struggle,â€? said Corrigan, who has a studio in the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapo-
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Partners in Success Program supported by the the Salvation Army so her nonprofit 360 Communidaughter could celebrate ties that puts workers in Christmas. schools to connect people Johnson is part of the who need assistance with
help. The program reflects the organization’s mission to provide holistic help to families in need. “To me it was a godsend. They happened into
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my life in a time when there was a serious need, and they were there,” she said. The first time Butler went to the Feed My Sheep Food Shelf at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lakeville, she said, “I was very embarrassed that I was actually going to accept help.” That feeling quickly changed when the first woman she saw gave her a big hug. “Never at any point did anyone I interact with at 360 or Messiah make me feel bad about it. Everyone I have come in contact with has helped me feel positive and made me feel so supported,” she said. Butler’s situation is not uncommon at 360 Communities. While the economy is on the upswing, the five local food shelves connected with 360 Communities have seen an 18 percent increase in visits last year. For the first fiscal quarter year over year that number is up almost 26 percent. More than 830,000 pounds of food were distributed across Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount, Apple Valley and Burnsville at food shelves. “We are seeing an increase across the board,” said Anika Rycher, 360 Communities lead director of services. “We really see the gamut. We’re seeing senior citizens on fixed incomes that rely on the food shelf on a regular basis, people with disabilities on a fixed incomes, families with small children, school-age children.”
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Volunteer Carolyn Jordan fills food orders at the Burnsville food shelf. (Photo submitted) The biggest increase in food shelf visits was at the Burnsville location – up 43 percent. This coincides with Burnsville’s poverty rate: One in 10 people live in poverty according to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey of Dakota County. Minnesota FoodShare, another nonprofit advocacy group, reports that Minnesota saw record levels of hunger relief programs in 2012, including food shelves, subsidized school lunches and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. All school districts in the cities 360 Communities has food shelves have seen an increase in students receiving free or reduced lunch.
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source Center had empty shelves. Tony Compton, 360 Communities’ marketing and communications coordinator, put a photo on Facebook, and the photo was passed around, filling the shelves within a matter of days. “We have a community that really sees what their stake is in making sure that people are supported,” Compton said. Without these contributions and the help of 1,125 volunteers, he said, 360 Communities could not serve all the people it does. “Food is easy for people to get excited about because it is tangible, and it is the most basic of needs,” Rycher said. “I could do a food drive in my business or community; but when you bring food or financial dollars to 360 Communities, it goes far beyond the need for food.” The organization also provides support for women in abusive situations and educational support for families through programs like Partners in Success, among other resources. After relying on a food shelf for a few months, Butler just accepted a new job. She hopes to volunteer with 360 Communities and give back to the people who gave her so much. At 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, Burnsville Costco will open its doors to non-members to buy food donations for 360 Communities.
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Sports Hot goalie cools off the Dakota United at state Hawks are runner-up in PI Division by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Considering that Dakota United had averaged more than 11 goals in its previous 15 games, the last thing the Hawks could have imagined was that they would be shut out in the state final. But that’s what happened as Robbinsdale/ Hopkins/Mound Westonka goalie Charlie Wittmer stoned the Hawks, making 29 saves as the Robins won 5-0 in the PI Division championship game Saturday at Bloomington Jefferson High School. “He won the game for them,” Dakota United coach Brett Sadek said. “I think we outshot them by quite a bit and we had some really good scoring opportunities.” Robbinsdale/Hopkins/ Mound Westonka won the state championship for the third year in a row and fourth time in the last five years. Dakota United, which has finished second at state the last two years, finished 14-2. Both losses were against the Robins. A title game rematch had been anticipated because the Robins and Hawks were the top seeds from the North and South divisions. Sadek said his players probably expected it, too. “We talked about trying not to look that far ahead,” the coach said. “We wanted to take it a game at a time, and we had a really tough game in
Dakota United’s Joe Sandey moves the puck out of the defensive zone during the state CI Division adapted floor hockey tournament. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) the semifinals (a 6-5 overtime victory over AnokaHennepin). But I think this was the game the kids were looking forward to.” With the Robins already leading 4-0 in the third period, the Hawks’ Grayson Nicolay snapped a wrist shot toward the corner of the net, only to see Wittmer snatch it with his glove hand. The look of disbelief on Nicolay’s face told it all for the Hawks in the championship game. Dakota United’s offense came up big in its first two state tournament games. Nicolay scored the game-winner in overtime against Anoka-Hennepin on a shot from near the center line. He scored four goals in regulation time, and Kyra Patterson had one goal. Jaayson Meyer
had four assists. Nicolay had seven goals and two assists in the Hawks’ 10-1 firstround victory over Wayzata/Minnetonka. Meyer and Nick Kuefler scored one goal each. Dakota United, which last won the PI Division in 2006, could be back for another run at the state championship next year as only two of its players – forward Lantz Estep and goalie Marcus Urban – are seniors. “We had three or four young guys who had to be shown the ropes at the beginning of the season, but by the end of the year they really came on,” Sadek said. “With Grayson, our biggest problem is managing his energy level because he plays a lot. We don’t want to put hand-
Grayson Nicolay was one of Dakota United’s top players at the state PI Division adapted floor hockey tournament and was named to the all-tournament team. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) cuffs on him, but he uses a lot of energy. “Jaayson really understands the game well. He and Grayson are right up there with any player in this tournament. I wouldn’t trade them for anybody.” Nicolay and Meyer were named to the alltournament team, as was defender Liz Kimmes.
CI Division Dakota United, an adapted sports cooperative that includes Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview
and Rosemount high schools, also had a team in the CI Division tournament at state. The Hawks opened by taking out three-time defending champion Anoka-Hennepin 8-2 in the first round. Carl Fagre scored six goals for the Hawks, with Tyler Voss and Hunter Patrick adding one each. Eventual CI Division champion North Suburban defeated the Hawks 7-5 in Saturday’s semifinals. Dakota United (113) rolled past New Prague/ TCU/LeSueur-Henderson
Blazing Cats runner-up at CI state Best ﬁnish ever for adapted hockey team
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The Burnsville/Farmington/ Lakeville CI (cognitive impaired) adapted floor hockey team had its best-ever finish at the state tournament last weekend bringing home the secondplace trophy. The Blazing Cats lost to North Suburban 7-6 in the state championship on Saturday at Bloomington Jefferson. The team held the lead going into the final period, but North Suburban surged back with five goals in the third to win. Brendan Wong and Steve Friday each had two goals and an assist while goalie Terry Kalm had 24 saves. The Blazing Cats entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the south with a 9-2 record and went on to defeat two higher-seeded teams to reach the finals. In the first round, the Blazing Cats defeated No. 2 north seed Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville 10-6. The Blazing Cats were behind 5-4 after two periods, and fired six successful shots in the final period. Cody Bali had four goals and Michael Burns had two. Kalm had 19 saves. The victory put the Blazing Cats in the state semifinal
12-6 in the third-place game as senior Joe Sandey scored a hat trick and added two assists. Fagre, Voss and Kennard Lyles scored two goals each as Dakota United avenged a regular-season loss to New Prague/TCU/LeSueurHenderson. Sandey and goalie Ricky Arends earned places on the all-tournament team.
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The Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville CI adapted floor hockey team plays at the state tournament last weekend at Bloomington Jefferson. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) match on Saturday against No. 1 south seed New Prague/TCU/ LeSueur-Henderson, which was previously undefeated with a 12-0 record. The teams traded leads, but it was the Blazing Cats who were ahead by the end. Wong scored the game-winner with 46 seconds remaining. Steve Friday added four goals in the victory. The Blazing Cats avenged an
earlier 12-6 loss to New Prague/ TCU/LeSueur-Henderson on Feb. 11. The only other loss for the Blazing Cats this season came in overtime against Dakota United in January. The team was on a five-game winning streak leading up to the tournament outscoring teams 54-9. Burns, Wong and Friday were named to the 2013 CI Division
Adapted Floor Hockey AllTournament Team. The team won the consolation title last year and in 2009. In 2010, the team placed fourth and it was the consolation runner-up in 2007. Email Andy Rogers email@example.com.
Hamline University has hired Becky Egan as its new head volleyball coach, the school announced Monday. Egan has been head coach at Eastview High School the last 11 years and led the Lightning to second place in the state Class AAA tournament in 2008. She also is Eastview’s co-head strength coach. Egan played college volleyball at the University of Minnesota and was firstteam All-Big Ten as a senior. She starred in high school volleyball at Bloomington Jefferson. She replaces Audrey Ludwig, who left Hamline following the 2012 season to become an assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Hamline went 18-12 last season with a roster that had no seniors. Egan’s husband Jim is an assistant baseball coach at Hamline. Email Mike Shaughnessy at mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. com.
Moms on the Run lace up their shoes Running groups starting up around the metro in time for spring by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
There are few situations where someone will tell you to avoid physical activity, unless it’s your own inner voice … or perhaps the calendar. Despite a few more years on their shoe treads, a group of women in the south metro have found an outlet with the running group Moms on the Run. The Lakeville group’s head coach, Kelly Wittke, a mother of three young children all born within four years,
knows that moms need some “me time” and running has been a healthy, social hobby for her. She leads three sessions a week from April 23 to Aug. 20 at Casperson Park. There also are clubs in Apple Valley at Diamond Path Park and in Farmington at Rambling River Park. Every one-hour session includes a warmup, followed by 30 minutes of run/ walk intervals for beginners and speed intervals for intermediates. Strength/toning exercises, stretching and a cool-down are part of the workout. “The thing that makes it unique is that we’re geared toward women who are beginning to run — people who don’t have that fitness foundation,” Wittke said. They focus on proper running form, injury prevention and having fun.
“By the end of the season the goal is to run 30 minutes, which is about a 5 (kilometers),” Wittke said. There’s an intermediate runner group as well and another class geared toward increasing endurance. There are several running clubs in the area, but Moms on the Run has found its niche. Runners range from 23 to 65 years old, and they build relationships along the trail. “The friendship aspect is just as important as running,” Wittke said. “A lot of people could do it on their own, but it’s a lot easier with support and accountability. You can usually find someone with your pace to run with. It’s a diverse group and running really bonds them together.”
Several women make a goal of running a 5-kilometer race. Last year several runners went on to do a half-marathon. Wittke started out as a member looking for women to run with. Now she’s a certified running instructor with several marathon medals, and she said it has made her a happier person and better parent. “It makes me feel better on so many different levels: emotional, physically and mentally,” Wittke said. “It’s a great way to take care of yourself. Running outside is so much fun in the fresh air. You might not feel great when you start, but you’ll feel great when you’re done.” Wittke estimated that 85-90 percent of the club’s members have children, but See RUNNING, 10A
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Classic Gymnastics wins big Gymnasts from the Chanhassen-based Classic Gymnastics Level 7-10 girls teams competed the first weekend of March at the Northern Lights Invitational at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Level 7 team placed fifth with a score of 111.20. The Level 8 team took first place with a season-high score of 111.20. The Level 9
squad placed third, while the Level 10 team placed second. Local gymnasts at the competition included: • Level 7 – Tianna Rendall, Lakeville. • Level 8 – Emma Simdorn, Rosemount; Anna Altermatt, Farmington; Delaney Gipp, Lakeville; Abby Weisser, Farmington. • Level 10 – Becca Schugel, Eagan.
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group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays at Rambling River Park, 17 Elm St., Farmington. It’s coached by Shannon Herrera. The Lakeville and Apple Valley/Rosemount group cost is $199 for 20 classes, $249 for twice per week and $269 for unlimited classes. For the Farmington locations, it’s $179 for one day a week and $239 for twice per week. Moms on the Run is entering its sixth year as a company. It started in Forest Lake and has expanded across the upper Midwest to 27 franchises. Individuals can register and find more information at www.momsontherun.com.
it’s not a requirement. “Anybody can do it. It doesn’t matter how slow or fast or how far you go,” Wittke said. “It’s doing something for yourself. People look at it as an easy way to get back into exercise. For a busy person it’s a great timeefficient workout.” The Lakeville group meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Casperson Park, 19720 Juno Trail, Lakeville. The Apple Valley/ Rosemount group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday evenings at Diamond Path Park, 4549 149th Court, Apple Valley. It is run by Laura Polikowsky. There is an optional distance training session at 6:30 p.m. Email Andy Rogers at andy.rogers@ecm-inc. Thursdays. The Farmington com.
Rosemount’s Cinderella run ends
Rosemount’s Logan Halvorson tries to drive past Dennis Austin of Apple Valley during the Section 3-4A boys basketball championship game March 15 at Burnsville High School. The Irish lost 94-64 after beating two higher-seeded teams to reach the section final. Cole Northwick had 21 points and Jeremy Macchitelli had 16 to lead Rosemount, which finished 9-20. (Photos by Rick Apple Valley guard Tyus Jones cuts down part of the net Orndorf) following the Eagles’ 94-64 victory over Rosemount in the Section 3-4A boys basketball championship game March 15 at Burnsville High School. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
Rosemount’s Garrett Goetz drives to the hoop during the Section 3-4A boys basketball championship game March 15 against Apple Valley. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
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Tommy Petersen began his wrestling career as an elementary youth wrestler alongside his brother Zane. Tommy was always up for a challenge and despite his older brother’s success; Tommy was determined to make a name for himself. Tommy’s hard work and determination as a young youth/middle school wrestler paid off. As a freshman Tommy found himself In the Varsity lineup and quickly began to show how dedicated he had been. Success didn’t come without some disappointments, but Tommy kept persevering through it all and eventually proved that he was one of the best at what he did. Before starting his junior season, Tommy made it clear that he wanted to win a State Championship and win he did! He only lost once his junior season, which was to the number 2 ranked high school wrestler at his weight class. He achieved his goal of winning a state championship and then went on to repeat that same feat this season to become Lakeville’s first 2-time state wrestling champion in history. He lost one match in the last 2 seasons, and has a winning streak of 71-1. In addition to his success in the winner’s circle, Tommy also holds the record for most takedowns in a single season (237). Tommy ended his career with close to 130 Varsity wins and is looking for more as he continues his wrestling career at NDSU.
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DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE March 21, 2013
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Seniors Driver improvement classes for seniors The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer 55-plus driver-improvement courses on the following days: â€˘ 8 a.m.-noon March 29 (four-hour refresher), Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. â€˘ 1-5 p.m. April 8 (fourhour refresher), Burnsville Senior Center â€“ ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. â€˘ 6-10 p.m. April 8 and 9 (eight-hour full course), Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. â€˘ 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 9 (four-hour refresher), Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington. â€˘ 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 15 and 16 (eight-hour full course), Burnsville Senior Center â€“ ISD 191, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. The courses are open to the public; however, preregistration is requested. The fee for the four-
hour refresher is $20; the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 1-888-234-1294.
serve up a picnic in the Dakota Room at Dakota County Technical College on Tuesday, April 9. Program time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $17 for members, $27 for nonmembers. Deadline: March 25.
The Rambling River Rosemount Center is located at 325 Oak St. For more infor- seniors mation on trips, programs The following activiand other activities, call ties are sponsored by the (651) 280-6970. Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department AARP Tax Aid and the Rosemount Area AARP volunteer tax Seniors. For more inforaides will be at the Ram- mation, call the Rosebling River Center from mount Parks and Rec10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues- reation Department at days through April 9. Call (651) 322-6000. Monday, March 25 â€“ the RRC to make an appointment and for more Bridge, 9 a.m., Do Drop Inn; Tax Assistance, 9 information. a.m., Rosemount Comâ€˜Ring of Fireâ€™ munity Center (Room Travel to the Plymouth 212); 500, 1 p.m., DDI. Tuesday, March 26 â€“ Playhouse on Wednesday, April 10, to see â€œRing of Coffee, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire: The Music of John- Rosemount Cub; Bid Euny Cash.â€? Program time: chre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bunco, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 1 p.m., DDI. Wednesday, March 27 Cost: $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers. â€“ Water Color Painting, 9 a.m., DDI; Velvet Tones, Deadline: March 20. 10 a.m., Apple Valley SeDCTC April picnic nior Center; Card Bingo, Student chefs will 1 p.m., DDI.
THOMPSON, from 1A on the location you are in,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™d like to correct that.â€? Thompson said the state also needs to create an environment that would encourage the economy to grow. â€œI believe Minnesota is hungry for leadership right now,â€? Thomp-
son said, noting the cold reception Daytonâ€™s initial budget proposal received and how quickly Dayton backed away from it because of the backlash. Thompson said he would make an announcement about whether to seek the stateâ€™s highest elective office soon after the Legislative session ends.
Thursday, March 28 â€“ Advisory Board, 9 a.m., RCC; Cribbage, 1 p.m., DDI. Friday, March 29 â€“ Euchre, 9 a.m., DDI; Bowling, 1 p.m., Apple Place in Apple Valley. AARP Senior Tax Assistance â€“ Tax help will be available for seniors on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays (through April 15) at the Rosemount Community Center (Room 212). Bring all necessary forms. Call AARP at 1-888-687-2277 for a list of items needed. Senior Driver Improvement â€“ A four-hour refresher course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Rosemount Community Center. Cost is $20. Preregistration required at the Rosemount Parks and Recreation office. The Rosemount Area Seniors â€œDo Drop Innâ€? is open to senior citizens 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MondayFriday. The room is located in the Rosemount Community Center and allows seniors a place to stop by and socialize during the week.
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March 21, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Comic is â€˜Too Big to Ignoreâ€™
family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ ecm-inc.com. Friday, March 22 Fish fry by the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832, 5-7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under. Fish fry by the Church of St. Michael, 5-7 p.m., 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Menu includes all-you-can-eat fish, potato side, coleslaw, rolls, along with juice, coffee and milk. Ice cream also provided. Good-will offerings accepted. Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5-8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938. Fish fry by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., Church of St. Joseph Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Free-will offering accepted. Saturday, March 23 Easter Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School Campus, 151 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. Outdoor egg hunts for ages 3-10 at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Continuous activities include a bounce house, face art, crafts, child/family photo with Bunny and more. Free; â€œopen houseâ€? format. Information: (952) 432-5527, (952) 953-0690 or www.goodshep.com. Kidsâ€™ Used Clothing & Equipment Sale by the Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. for public shopping. Cash or checks only. Information: www.mvmom.org. Spring Bake - Craft Sale and Salad Luncheon at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan. Bake sale: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon buffet: 11 a.m.1 p.m. Luncheon cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 10 and under. Demonstration of traditional Czechoslovakian Easter
eggs. Information: (651) 454-2631. Cheerful Givers Presents: The Great Minnesota Birthday Party, 1-3 p.m., Mall of America (Searâ€™s Court), Bloomington. Free. Entertainment by the Teddy Bear Band and MacPhail Community Youth Choir. Information: www.cheerfulgivers. org.
After canceling several shows last fall because of health issues â€“ including a Nov. 9 gig in Burnsville â€“ plus-size stand-up comic Ralphie May is back on tour and will be taking the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The Tennessee-born comedian, who rose to fame after his stint on the first season of NBCâ€™s â€œLast Comic Standingâ€? in 2003 and has since starred in four Comedy Central specials, is traversing North America this month on his â€œToo Big to Ignoreâ€? tour, which features material about politics, race and family life. Tickets for the Burnsville show range from $32.50 to $42.50 and can be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Centerâ€™s box office, and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticketmaster.com. (Photo submitted)
Sunday, March 24 Pancake breakfast, 9:30- 10:15 a.m. at Faith in Christ Fellowship, 670 Diffley (corner of Dodd and Diffley), Eagan. Bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the community food shelf. Friday, March 29 Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5-8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. â€˘ March 22, 1-6 p.m., Kowalskiâ€™s Market, 1646 Diffley Road, Eagan. â€˘ March 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville. â€˘ March 25, noon-5 p.m., Culverâ€™s, 15225 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. â€˘ March 26, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Minnesota Zoo, School of Environmental Studies, 12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. â€˘ March 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Edina Realty, 17271 Kenyon Ave., Lakeville. â€˘ March 29, noon-6 p.m., Sprint Lakeville, 17713 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drives. Call (888) 448-3253 or visit www.MBC.org to make an appointment or for more information. â€˘ March 25, 2-5:30 p.m., Walgreens, 17630 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. â€˘ March 26, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Lifetime Fitness, 1565 Thomas Center Drive, Eagan.
theater and arts calendar To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy. firstname.lastname@example.org. Books Audrey Edmunds, author of the true crime book â€œIt Happened to Audrey: A Terrifying Journey from Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer,â€? will be signing copies of her book at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Apple Valley Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail. Bob Rueff, author of â€œMind Gameâ€? and â€œEndgame,â€? both psychological thrillers featuring a fictional cop from the Bloomington Police Department, will have a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Jamie Ford will share â€œHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweetâ€? â€“ this yearâ€™s selection for the One Book, One Lakeville community read â€“ from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at
the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets are required for the free event and are available at the Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, or from the Friends of the Heritage Library at www.heritagelibraryfriends.com. Jim Trevis will discuss his first novel, â€œMile of Dreams,â€? from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. â€œOne Yard Wondersâ€? authors Rebecca Yaker and Trish Hoskins will tell the story of how they created and published their book and share projects ideas, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
April 12. Information/registration: https://www.callforentry. o rg / f e s t i v a l s _ u n i q u e _ i n f o . php?ID=1014. Minnesota River Arts Fair â€“ Dates are July 20-21 at The Landing, Shakopee. Entry fee: $25 jury fee, $150 booth fee. Deadline: April 3. Information/ registration: http://www.zapplication.org/public_fair_preview. php?fair_id=2427.
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photographs by Dave Kitchel, is on display through April 14 at Rosemount United Methodist Church Gallery, 14770 Canada Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to Events noon Sunday, and during all M.O.M.S. (Making Our scheduled evening activities. Moms Successful) 11th anA mixed media exhibit by nual Benefit Community Con- Lisa Westphal will be on discert and Silent Auction, 5:30 play in the Lakeville Area Arts p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 12921 Center gallery from March 13 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. through April 30. Viewing hours Comedy Tickets are $10 in advance, are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MonScott Hansen â€œUnbridled,â€? or $12 the day of the show. day-Friday, evening hours vary 8:30 p.m. March 22-23, Canter- Information: (952) 890-5072, based on building activities. bury Park Ascot Lounge, 1100 email@example.com or www. The Lakeville Area Arts Center Canterbury Road, Shakopee. momsprogram.org. is at 20965 Holyoke Ave. InforAlso performing: The StageSister Kenny Rehabilita- mation: (952) 985-4640. benders, Pete Borchers, Scott tion Instituteâ€™s artAlive! benKadrlik. General admission: efit, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Theater $15. VIP tables of four with two Burnsville Performing Arts Cenâ€œCharlotteâ€™s Web â€“ The autographed CDs: $100. Infor- ter, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Ticket Musicalâ€? by The Playâ€™s the mation: (952) 445-7223. information: allinahealth.org/ Thing Productions will perform Call for Artists Comedy for Caring, 8 p.m. artalive. Fridays and Saturdays, March Savage Juried Art Show â€“ Saturday, April 27, at Burnsville 15-24, at 7:30 p.m. and SunDates are April 26 to May 31. Performing Arts Center, 12600 Exhibits days at 2 p.m. at Lakeville Area Entry fee: $15 for one entry, Nicollet Ave. Features The SecThe Shrine of the Stations Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke $25 for two entries. Deadline: ond City comedy troupe from of the Cross, a exhibition of Ave., Lakeville. Tickets are $13 at www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com or by calling (952) 9854640. â€œThe Mystery of Edwin Droodâ€? by the Chameleon Theatre Circle, March 22, 23, 28, and 29 and April 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and March 24 and 30 and April 7 at 2 p.m. at Burnsville Performing Arts Centerâ€™s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students/seniors at the box office and at ticketmaster.com.
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Thisweekend Who killed Edwin Drood? You make the call Chameleon Theatre offers interactive experience with ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
atre Circle is bringing this you-decide-whothe-killer-is experience to the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Directed by Matt McNabb, the production features an 11-piece live orchestra and a cast of 15 actors. The run of the show March 22-April 7 includes a special promotion on March 28, which is “Pay What You Can” night, with audience members setting their own price for a ticket. That evening’s performance will be followed by a discussion with the “Drood” cast and crew. Audio description for visually impaired theater-goers will be offered March 24, and ASL interpretation will accompany the show on March 29. Tickets range from $17 to $20 and are available in person at the Performing Arts Center’s box office and through Ticketmaster online or (800) 982-2787. More about the production is at www.chameleontheatre.org.
In 1870, Charles Dickens died before completing his novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Since then, writers have attempted to supply a conclusion to the story, including the identity of the title character’s killer. Over the years many writers sought to simply tie up all the loose ends of the Dickens book – such as the Vermont author Thomas James, who in 1873 published a version of “Drood” that he said had been psychically “channeled” from the ghost of Dickens. But in the mid-1980s the composer and playwright Rupert Holmes did something novel with the “Drood” material: He turned it into a musical comedy. And because Dickens left the story with no ending, Holmes added a twist for theater-goers, writing as many solutions to the murder mystery as possible, and then having the audience decide by a vote which of the characters is the killer. Email Andrew Miller at Now, Burnsville- andrew.miller@ecm-inc. Kyler Chase, left, and Christy Jones are among the 15-actor cast in Chameleon Theatre’s presentation of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. (Photo submitted) based Chameleon The- com.
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April 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The community fundraising event will feature the comedy of The Second City from Chicago. A preshow party will begin at 6 p.m. with live and silent auctions, complimentary appetizers and music by jazz ensemble The Real Big Band. Online bidding for auction items will be available April 18 at www.BiddingForGood.com/BurnsvilleRotary. Event tickets are $39 and are available at the box office and at ticketmaster.com.
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piano students. Ea per- can Guild of Organists Fideldy, Sarah Garner, formed Concerto No. 2 in performing on the new Bjorn Gustafson, Sharon F by Dmitri Shostakovich, 52-rank Holtkamp/Aeo- Kleckner, Jungjoo Park Akira Ea, seventh- Lim performed Concerto lian-Skinner pipe organ and Sean Vogt. Pianist Ruth Palmer grader at Scott Highland in F sharp minor by Alex- at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Shepherd of the Valley will join organist Sean Middle School in Apple ander Scriabin. Lutheran Church, 12650 Vogt to perform a duet on Valley, and Jasmine Lim, Johnny Cake Ridge Road, the rare 9-foot Hamburg sophomore at Burnsville Nine organists Apple Valley. The recital is Steinway originally purHigh School, were selected free and open to the public chased in England by Karto perform in MacPhail’s to perform en and Richard Carpenter. Concerto and Aria ConA “members recital” with reception to follow. Recitalists include Visit www.TCAGO.org cert on March 17 at will feature nine solo orMacPhail’s Minneapolis ganists from the Twin Cit- James Bobb, Margaret for information. campus. The concert cel- ies Chapter of the Ameri- Burk, Megan Engel, Mark ebrates the highest honor that a MacPhail student can achieve. Students are selected by two rounds of competitive auditions. They receive award certificates and a special recepwith a new subscription tion is held in their honor. Both Ea and Lim are
Dakota County Library is accepting submissions to its annual poetry contest during the month of April. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded in five different age groups: ages 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18 and adults. Winners will have their poems published on the Dakota County Library website, and will be recognized at the following events: • Children’s Poetry Night Open Mic, 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 15, Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Ages 5-12. Children’s poetry contest winners will be an“Chinese nounced. Cuisine” • Poets in the Park Open Monday Teen Poetry Slam, 2-5 thru Saturday, p.m. Sunday, May 5, CaMarch poni Art Park Theater in 11 am to 9 pm Special: the Woods, 1220 Diffley Shrimp Road, Eagan; rain locaDine-In Almond tion is Wescott Library, Carry-Out 1340 Wescott Road, EaDing gan. Registration begins at Catering 1:30 p.m. Ages 12-19. Teen 4321 Egan Drive (Cty Rd 42) Savage, MN 55378 poetry contest winners www.dfongs.com | 952-894-0800 will be announced. • Adult Poetry Contest Event: Katrina Vandenberg, writer in residence at Hamline University, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Adult poetry contest winners will be announced, followed by a poetry open mic. • Teen Poet and Writer Workshop: Katrina Vandenberg, writer in residence at Hamline University, will host a workshop for teen poets and writers from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Wescott Library in Eagan. For more information, call (651) 450-2900 or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library.
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