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March 28, 2013 • Volume 129 • Number 4

Balloon raises empathy lesson Farmington Elementary students, teachers welcome ‘special friend’ by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

OPINION All-day K deserves funds The Minnesota Legislature should approve a proposal to fund all-day kindergarten statewide. Page 4A

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Farmington Elementary School students were star-struck when Brian Flynn walked into their classrooms on March 22. Students bounced with excitement, raising their hands to ask “Mr. Flynn” lots of questions or just tell him something about their life as they would for any other guest. But Flynn was no ordinary visitor. He was welcomed as a “special friend” who came to thank the teachers, students and staff who gave him so much. Flynn became part of the Farmington Elementary School community through a chance encounter. One day Principal Ben Januschka was hunting in Hinckley and decided to go down a different path. He came across a branch with a deflated balloon. Hanging from the ribbon was a tag with a return address for the Flynns in Park Rapids. It said, “If found, please return.” Januschka took the balloon, which sat on his desk for weeks until his wife Peggy wrote a note

Farmington Elementary School students received a wallet-sized photo of Andrea to remember their “special friend.” (Photo by Theresa Malloy)

Brian Flynn and his son Matt answer questions from Farmington Elementary School first-grade students in Spencer Ruth’s class about Andrea. (Photo by Theresa Malloy) and returned the balloon to Flynn. A letter back from Flynn expressed heartfelt thanks, reveal-

ing the story behind the balloon and included a kindergarten picture of his daughter, Andrea, who inspired it.

Andrea was developing normally until she had a seizure. Doctors diagnosed her with a rare form of epilepsy called infantile myoclonic. The life expectancy is only about seven years, and Andrea only made it 6 1/2 years. The family did everything it could to make her life comfortable and happy. Andrea had an infection and struggled to breathe when she was rushed to the emergency room the day after Christmas in 1995. Flynn said Andrea

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Traveling through time Local author Martin Bracewell is taking readers on a trip through time with his new book “Peace, Man.” Page 17A

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Wills’ bills gain attention First-term legislator making inroads by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

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Youth hockey teams shines A Farmington youth hockey team placed fourth at the Under-12A state tournament last week. Page 11A

Children scramble for eggs and treats during the Rosemount Lions Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, at Ames Athletic Complex in Rosemount. The egg hunt, organized by the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department, included hundreds of children separated by age group to collect eggs and candy on the snow-covered fields. More photos are on Page 12A and online at www.DakotaCountyTribune.com. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

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With the new Open to Business program, local entrepreneurs and business owners across the county can get free, confidential advice at their city hall.

The area’s Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers business adviser Laurie Crow spends a two-hour block of time at each city hall on a designated day each month. People can See ADVISER, 9A

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The city of Rosemount is hoping the third time is a charm. Stonebridge Companies of Apple Valley is the third developer that the city has engaged with in an attempt to plant a senior center and assisted living building on cityowned land north of the Steeple Center on Highway 3. Stonebridge, which built the $13.7 million apartment/commercial Waterford Commons two blocks to the south in 2009, was City Council members’ preference during a work session Tuesday, March 19, at City

Hall. Council members reviewed information regarding Stonebridge and Frisbie Architects during the meeting and directed staff members to work with Stonebridge to bring back a concept plan drawing for the council to review, according to Kim Lindquist, the city’s community development director. Due to the informal nature of the city’s interaction with Stonebridge, no deadlines were set for the concept plan’s completion or when the council might consider entering into an agreement with Stonebridge. See SENIOR, 9A

Though she is in her first term in the Minnesota House, the 2013 session isn’t an entirely new experience for Rep. Anna Wills, R-Apple Valley. Wills, who was a legislative aide during the 2012 session, has found that her previous job at Anna Wills the Capitol is proving helpful even though her role as a lawmaker is vastly different. Serving on four committees, researching bills, responding to constituent requests and much more have her going in several different directions at once. Through it all, Wills has managed to author five bills, two of which have gained some traction, and she’s signed on as the co-author of a number of bills. Last weekend, she and state Sen. Greg Clausen, DFL-Apple Valley, held a town hall meeting in Rosemount. The event was notable because it is the first time in recent memory that a DFLer and Republican held such a bipartisan gathering in the Senate district. Wills said during an interview this week at the Valley Diner that there were many people who thanked them for doing this. She said it was important to show that although the two lawmakers disSee WILLS, 9A


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Open house to honor chamber president Ruthe Batulis stepping down April 1 from Dakota County Regional Chamber Chamber of Commerce and expanded its territory to include Farmington. The chamber currently primarily serves An open house celebration will honor the communities of Eagan, Rosemount, Dakota County Regional Chamber of Farmington, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights. Commerce President Ruthe Chamber board leaders Batulis from 5-7 p.m. Tuessaid Batulis has been a leader day, April 23 at Mendakota in innovation, advocacy and Country Club, 2075 Menrelationship building. dakota Road, Mendota They said the event is Heights. being planned so people have Batulis announced in a chance to recognize and January that she would be honor Batulis for her years resigning from the post on of service to the chamber April 1 after nine years on and local communities. the job. Cost to attend is $15 per She said at the time that person. There will be a proshe and her husband, Lee, gram at 6 p.m. Appetizers planned to sell their Burns- Ruthe Batulis will be provided and a cash ville home and move into bar will be available. their lakefront cabin in People are asked to RSVP by contactSpooner, Wis. Prior to being named chamber presi- ing Jessy Annoni at (651) 288-9202 or jandent, she worked for chambers in Bloom- noni@dcrchamber.com. ington and Burnsville. Batulis led the chamber as it changed its Email Tad Johnson at tad.johnson@ecmname from the Northern Dakota County inc.com. by Tad Johnson

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Emma Raasch, 2, of Burnsville (left) and Calista Colburn, 3, of Farmington get up close to a friendly rabbit during Breakfast with the Bunnies at the Rambling River Center in Farmington on Saturday, March 23. The event included breakfast, a storytime, crafts, and other activities. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

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Bringing new ideas to the table New healthy eating initiatives provide food for thought by Sarah Barchus MURPHY NEWS SERVICE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Children are eating fewer calories, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals. Minnesota is doing its part as its schools continue to bring new ideas to the table to promote healthy eating. Efforts are somewhat limited by strict standards, shrinking financial support and children who are unwilling to eat their greens. The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District led the way for healthy eating in 2010 when the HealthierUS school challenge awarded it a silver rating for its efforts, making it the first district in Minnesota to receive that recognition, said Barbara Griffiths, the district’s food and nutrition supervisor. “It was a community effort and achievement,” Griffiths said. “We are ahead of the game and should be very proud of what we are serving our students.” During the first week of March the district, like many in the state, took part in National Breakfast Week activities to underscore the importance of students starting each day with a balanced, nutritious meal. On a regular basis, Griffiths said, the schools are serving a quarter-cup more of vegetables per day each week and are developing menus that

emphasize fruits and minimize the amount of protein. “We do feel very strongly that the food we provide is better than the food kids bring from home,” Griffiths said. As institutions of education, schools attempt to satisfy students’ appetites and teach them how to pursue healthy eating habits on their own. School gardens allow students to experience eating local produce, an initiative promoted by the farm-to-school movement. Griffiths said she wants what students learn in school, such as how to plant vegetable gardens, to travel home to their parents and other family members. To get kids to suggest healthy food to their parents, they need to first put it on their own plates. While many parents have resorted to the old “flying vegetable” trick, the fact is that green vegetables still don’t fly with most kids. Schools are trying different tactics to see what will take off. Griffiths said the district is instituting a new way of tracking a particular dish’s popularity in a few schools and, if it’s a hit, they add it to menus across the district. One success story takes kids back to the basics: the ABC salad. It is made with apples, beets and carrots and has become increasingly popular among students, Griffiths said. Morning announcements and Local Lunch

Days, which highlight Minnesota grown meals, attempt to persuade kids that the district’s meal programs are offering new, tasty products that they should try, Griffiths said. The newest produce push is beets. One day of the district’s celebration of National School Breakfast Week included a sports theme: “Be a star with school breakfast.” On another day, students were served “banjo bacon” with a country/bluegrass music theme. The other days of the week explored meal motifs and music genres such as Caribbean music, rock ’n’ roll and pop/hip hop. To receive HealthierUS recognition again, 20 percent of eligible students will need to get breakfast during the week, a compliance requirement added in 2012. Griffiths said that will be challenging to accomplish. Free and reduced lunch participation is up 1 percent, but regular meal plan participation has decreased by 6 percent, Griffiths said. The result? The district’s food service operation isn’t taking in as much money and can’t afford to pay for more equipment, employees or additional education, Griffiths said. “Everyone should know that schools in Minnesota strive to provide the best food for the budget we have,” Griffiths said.

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Opinion Fully fund, and fully evaluate, all-day kindergarten Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed to invest $40 million to expand participation in all-day kindergarten. The funding would be available to schools that offer optional all-day kindergarten free to all students in that district who want to participate. The funding is intended to cover 70 percent of the state funding formula for a full day, and the district would have to come up with the other 30 percent. Traditionally, public school education covered a half-day kindergarten program followed by the traditional all-day programs for grades one through 12. For many decades the value of kindergarten learning as well as pre-school learning has been recognized as critical for future school success. While there is some challenge to the value of public-paid schooling for students 5 years old or younger, we agree that the all-day kindergarten experience is of value and should be publicly funded and available to parents who choose that learning for their children. We favor

ECM Editorial state-funded all-day kindergarten. There are two key elements to allday kindergarten in Minnesota’s public schools that need to be addressed. First, all-day kindergarten comes in various models, different levels of finance and different degrees of accessibility. Even with the governor’s proposal, some Minnesota families will be paying for an additional half day of kindergarten and those costs will vary by district. Some families may not be able to access either paid or unpaid simply because it isn’t available. For a Minnesota parent the question is simple: Why do I pay for my child’s full day of kindergarten when others don’t? This is a “hit or miss” approach to access. It isn’t fair, isn’t wise and doesn’t provide a “uniform system of education” as noted in the Minnesota Constitution. There are bills in the Legislature that

would fund all-day kindergarten for all students immediately but the funding source for these fully funded proposals isn’t clearly identified. The cost goes beyond the provisions of the governor’s proposal by at least another $100 million. We recommend fully funding all-day kindergarten for all parents who want their children to participate as a basic part of the Minnesota public education system. We also recommend a financial plan with a specific timeline for implementation and a clearly identified source of funding. It may take more than one school year to implement but not much more. There is a second issue that goes to the substance of the kindergarten experience: It must be of consequence and there must be accountability to the investment. All too often we enter into a public investment with a clear understanding of what we expect but with little or no follow-up on what we receive. The funding of allday kindergarten should be accompanied by a set of expectations that parents can

easily understand and that can be measured, documented or observed at the end of the kindergarten year by both the parents and the state. Proposed legislation should be accompanied by a funded assessment to determine if expectations are being achieved. The assessment should include a followthrough or assessment that documents the impact of all-day kindergarten on third grade reading and math levels. Please note our perspective: Parents should be able to assess and affirm the value just as the state evaluates the benefits. We need to leverage every year of growth and learning for our Minnesota children. Just as early savings for college pay greater earnings over time, so too will early learning pay strong dividends as our children mature. An editorial from the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.

Health care law unfairly penalizes everyone by John Kline SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Whether hosting a roundtable discussion with members of the business community, touring a local manufacturing company, or visiting with constituents, I am continually reminded of Minnesotans’ concerns about the president’s health care law. Patients, doctors, health care providers, employers, and workers share one common tenet when it comes to “ObamaCare”: It weakens health care for American families. The president signed his signature legislation into law three years ago this month. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a colossal 2,700page bill rushed through Congress without much effort to engage the American people in the process. Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced this scheme, infamously stating, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.” Three years later, it is clear the president’s law does nothing to control costs or expand coverage. And many Americans have had enough. Despite promises that the health care law would lower costs, premiums are rising for families nationwide. And according to a new survey, things are only going to get worse. ObamaCare could almost triple health care premiums across the board, with young individuals taking the biggest hit. Recent college graduates who are struggling to pay off student loans and find good jobs could see their premiums increase by as much as 189

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John Kline percent. Any increase, let alone tripling current costs, could break the bank for many Americans in these tough economic times. Why will costs skyrocket? Price controls and requirements to purchase government-approved plans are leading culprits. The law also imposes $165 billion in new taxes and fees on plans, drugs, and medical devices that will be passed onto consumers in the form of higher premiums and prices. The president also promised the law would allow Americans to keep their preferred coverage. However, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office recently predicted the health care law could result in more than 7 million people losing their employer-provided health care as a growing number of employers can no longer afford to offer governmentapproved plans. As chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I am on the front lines of the critical ObamaCare debate. I have been an outspoken critic of the law since day one, and I remain concerned that, particularly once the administration fully implements the law’s burdensome rules and regulations, it will

unfairly penalize everyone from workers and employers to students, parents, and seniors. In the 112th Congress, certain provisions of the health care law, such as the burdensome 1099 small business report requirement and the long-term CLASS Act, were deemed unworkable by the American people and stripped from the law in a bipartisan manner. We must continue peeling away similarly flawed provisions, including the medical device tax, as we work to repeal the law. I strongly support bipartisan legislation to eliminate the $29 billion tax on medical devices. If the tax is not repealed, it will stifle innovation, increase health care costs, and force companies to either lay off thousands of workers or shut down entirely. Simply put, this punitive tax – and the law as a whole – is the wrong answer to Minnesota’s health care needs and our economy. According to the administration’s own estimates, ObamaCare will require American job creators, families, and health care providers to spend more than 127 million hours per year on compliance – and that burden is growing with every new regulation. Instead of focusing on creating jobs and investing in our economy, the law’s regulatory tsunami is forcing employers to waste time and money complying with the dictates of a government takeover of health care. In an effort to help Americans monitor all of the federal mandates, rules, and red tape stemming from the president’s health care law, I recently helped launch

the “ObamaCare Burden Tracker.” My colleagues and I will continue to hold the administration accountable for the consequences of this job-destroying law. On a related note, I’m pleased to report that the House of Representatives this month is scheduled to approve a budget that will balance. To help Americans who are struggling to keep up with the skyrocketing costs of health care, the budget repeals ObamaCare and opens the door for Washington to advance new legislation that will focus on responsible, patient-centered reforms without adding to our spending problem and increasing the burden on taxpayers. Whether through full repeal or an incremental approach, I remain committed to unraveling this flawed law that is having a devastating effect on our economy and straining family budgets in Minnesota and nationwide. Most importantly, I will continue to pursue health care reform in a way that makes sense, supporting proposals that will actually lower health care costs without budgetary gimmicks, and protect the best interests individuals, families, and small businesses. Minnesotans, and all Americans, deserve better than ObamaCare’s broken promises. John Kline is chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also serves on the Armed Services Committee. He and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters Gun control takes away rights To the editor: People have been talking about gun violence and gun control in the United States. Our Second Amendment is the reason we exist as a country. How would the Revolutionary War have turned out if George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other forefathers had listened to the British government

and decided our rights and way of life were not worth defending because it was against the law? Our nation was born because the colonists decided their right to freedom was too important to ignore. They armed themselves because they needed to defend their families and individual freedoms. As a nation of the people we should be allowed the responsibility to defend ourselves from outside and inside forces that

jeopardize the American way of life. When Nazi Germany, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Peoples Republic of China, North Korea, and Yugoslavia came to power they were viewed as “peoples” governments because the citizens believed the leaders had their best interests at heart. Gun control, the act of taking away weapons from people, gave rise to dictatorships. When the people of a country have guns, the govern-

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ment will be afraid to overextend its power. According to the New Yorker, there are 250 million to 300 million guns in the U.S. and our country is only a little over 300 million citizens. Looking at that statistic, it appears that the majority of citizens own at least one gun. Is it the American way to deprive the majority of what it wants? Especially when it is one of our oldest and most important rights? The right to own guns is our last safeguard from a government that loses sight of what the people want. If we lose the right to own guns, it is only a matter of time before we start losing all of our rights. We should not change gun control laws. If anything we should give people a better understanding of guns and how important they are to our society. Through understanding what gun rights mean to this country and to individuals, we can stop gun violence and protect our rights. MARC HRYPA Apple Valley

Prescience on Page 619 To the editor: I confess, I was stumped. I was doing a New York Times crossword puzzle and was forced to refer to my Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Second Edition, copyright 1996, for help.

Yeah, it’s old, but, then so am I and I need all the help I can get. As I opened the book, rather haphazardly, to Page 619, my eyes fell on the word “sequester.” A plethora of entries were listed, including “hide, take, annex, seize, attach, impound, preempt, secrete, arrogate, separate, commandeer, confiscate, dispossess, expropriate,” among a few others. Funny, I thought, how did Merriam-Webster know about Big Brother Barack Obama and his socialist Democrat coven back in 1996? CHUCK ERICKSON Burnsville

Tax proposals would hurt business To the editor: Minnesota businesses have always contributed to our economy and our state in a meaningful way. Partners in the community. Job providers. Taxpayers. But the current legislative majorities seem determined to make doing business in our state as hard as possible. Gov. Mark Dayton proposes to raise taxes by $1.8 billion – three times more than the temporary, short-term deficit of $627 million. The governor’s proposal, unfortunately, is the floor. The Senate and House targets are even bigger. The governor wants to increase the

top income-tax rate to 9.85 percent, which will impact 21,000 of Minnesota’s most successful businesses. House Democrats upped the ante by proposing a temporary surcharge on the highest wage-earners, raising the rate to 11 percent, second highest in the nation. Income-tax increases represent only a slice of how the Legislature is treating small businesses this year. Businesses will be paying higher insurance premiums to fund the new health insurance exchange. Brace for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Look for street improvement fees, water appropriation fees, transit and gas taxes, and new energy mandates just to name a few. We talk to businesses every day – our members. As one member said, “It’s so disheartening; I don’t know what to say.” Many will say nothing, but are already making decisions about their investments in our community. We know Sen. Greg Clausen has many pressures and demands at the Capitol. We ask him to not lose sight of the importance of keeping small and midsized business successful in our state. RUTHE BATULIS Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce president DAVID C. OLSON Minnesota Chamber of Commerce president


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Rosemount offers updated Banquet Hall Open house slated April 11 by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The city of Rosemount hopes that more people throughout Dakota County will recognize the city has two updated options for hosting events. A newly remodeled Banquet Hall at the Rosemount Community Center will be showcased during an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The Banquet Hall, which can seat up to 300 people at wedding-style events, complements the city-owned Steeple Center, which opened in 2010. The rental spaces offer different decor, room sizes and amenities for residents and groups to plan events. A new color palette is the highlight of the 80-by60-foot Banquet Hall, which has a kitchen, patio, 41-by-45-foot wood dance floor and 11-by-22-foot built-in stage. Community Center Rental Coordinator Maureen Asleson said the response to the changes has been very good and very

positive. “We are really glad,” she said. “This is something that we had been budgeting for a while.” Asleson said the area’s meeting and event business is very competitive. “We want to be in that competition,” she said. The Banquet Hall’s recent update is all about being able to make a positive impression on people looking to schedule meetings and events. Fees start at $300 for Sunday-Thursday events rented by Rosemount residents and civic, nonprofit, school and commercial entities. Costs for non-resident and non-Rosemount groups start at $350 for Sunday-Thursday events. The cost increases for Friday and Saturday events, along with additional charges for events that go past 10 p.m., those events that need security personnel and custodial charges for events with 50plus people. Also available at the location are a coat room and portable bars.

The Rosemount Rotary Club’s Irish for a Day Soiree was held in the recently updated Banquet Hall at the Rosemount Community Center. (Photo submitted) The staff will set up and take down a standard table and chair arrangement, in addition to providing cleanup services. Aseleson said the staff at the Community Center are very helpful and will help clients throughout their events. “If you run into a problem, you aren’t going to have to wing it. They will help you,” she said. Twenty or so caterers are already approved to supply events at the Banquet Hall, and Asleson

said people can secure other caterers as long as they meet city and state requirements. Alcoholic beverages can be served at events by four city-approved vendors. While Asleson handles bookings at the Banquet Center, Parks and Recreation supervisor Lisa Maurer schedules events at the Steeple Center, which is the former St. Joseph Church. The 36-by-70-foot Assembly Hall has banquet

seating capacity for 192 and theater seating for 204. Hourly rentals are available starting at $100 for residents and $150 for non-residents for a four-hour rental Monday through Thursday. Rental prices increase on the other days of the week and as the hours rented rise. Due to the possible construction of a senior assisted living building to the north of the Steeple Center, the city is not tak-

ing reservations for 2014. The Steeple Center is open for viewing the first and third Mondays of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. (excluding holidays and rented dates). To schedule a tour, call (651) 322-6003. The Rosemount Community Center is located at 13885 South Robert Trail. For more information about the open house, call (651) 322-6000. Email Tad Johnson at tad.johnson@ecm-inc.com.

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Final Exit Network founder sees charges dismissed Other members of right-to-die group still face charges in Apple Valley suicide case by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The founder and former leader of a national right-todie group connected to the May 2007 suicide of an Apple Valley woman saw all charges against him dismissed last week in Dakota County District Court. District Court Judge Karen Asphaug threw out a felony charge against 66-year-old Florida resident Thomas “Ted” Goodwin of the Georgia-based nonprofit Final Exit Network on Friday, March 22, on grounds that the state law prohibiting “advising” a suicide is unconstitutional because the language is too broad. A gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a death scene filed against Goodwin also was thrown out. Two other Final Exit Network members – Roberta Massey, 67, of Bear, Del., a Final Exit Network “case coordinator”; and Dr. Lawrence

Egbert, 85, of Balof her death. Robtimore, the group’s ert Rivas, attorney former medical difor Final Exit Netrector – still face work, said “Exit charges. Guides” from the A fourth rightorganization are to-die group memoften present when ber indicted in the the person takes case – Jerry Dincin, their life, but never a Chicago-area participate or assist psychologist and in the act. former Final Exit According president – died this Thomas “Ted” to a news release week at the age of Goodwin on Final Exit Net82 after a long illwork’s website postness. ed following last week’s court The four Final Exit Net- ruling, “Goodwin was not work members were indicted involved in Dunn’s self-delivin May 2012 for their alleged erance. He was charged with involvement in the death of a felony and a misdemeanor 57-year-old Doreen Dunn of solely because he was presiApple Valley. Dunn, who suf- dent of Final Exit Network at fered pain for 10 years follow- the time.” ing a 1996 medical procedure, Dunn paid $50 to join Final used helium asphyxiation to Exit Network, according to a kill herself on May 30, 2007, Georgia Bureau of Investigaafter joining Final Exit Net- tion search warrant detailing work. evidence forwarded to the DaIn the indictment, Dakota kota County Attorney’s OfCounty Attorney James Back- fice, and was in contact with strom alleged that Egbert and Final Exit Network members Dincin were present inside before taking her life. Dunn’s residence at the time When the charges against

Final Exit Network members were publicly announced, Final Exit Network president Wendell Stephenson called Backstrom’s investigation “a politically motivated attack on the whole right-to-die movement.” Backstrom dismissed that characterization, saying it is “an effort to bring justice to a corporation and several of its officers and volunteers who we are alleging advised, encouraged or assisted Doreen Dunn in the taking of her own life.” In April of last year, a Georgia case against Final Exit Network volunteers was dismissed based on free speech laws. And two years ago an Arizona jury found the network’s medical director not guilty of conspiring to assist in a suicide. The jury was deadlocked in the case of an Exit Guide accused of assisting and conspiring to assist in the same suicide; two other volunteers pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Included in the Dakota

County indictment were 17 charges against Final Exit Network that are felonies and gross misdemeanors, including assisting another to commit suicide and interference with a death scene. Last week, in addition to dismissing charges against Goodwin, the judge also dismissed gross misdemeanor charges against Massey related to interfering with a death scene and assisting in a suicide, but Massey is still facing a charge of aiding and abetting others to assist in a suicide. “We are pleased that the judge has found probable cause for most of the counts in the indictment against Final Exit Network and several of its members,” Backstrom said. “In reference to the constitutionality of the statute, we are reviewing the judge’s ruling to determine how we will proceed.” Email Andrew Miller andrew.miller@ecm-inc.com.

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Area News Briefs Rosemount officer, firefighter of the year honored Doing all the little things helped two Rosemount public safety workers earn distinction from their colleagues last weekend. Rosemount police officer Shawn McMenomy and firefighter Carl Bourdages were named the city’s Public Safety Employees of the Year during Saturday’s ceremony at the Rosemount American Legion Post. McMenomy and Bourdages were nominated for the award by their co-workers and selected by department managers. McMenomy, who was cited in his nomination letter as conveying pride and honor by having a neat and professional-looking uniform, also tends to the big details in his work. His nominator said he understands the importance of building relationships in the community and “always treats everyone he encounters with politeness, respect, and dignity.� A Rosemount officer since 2011, McMenomy is described as having a strong work ethic as he active in traffic and DUI enforcement and warrant arrests while handling patrol duties. “Officer McMenomy embodies the character and ethics of this department and serves as a model officer for this agency,� his nominator said. He is seen as a team player who carries out his duties in a consistent, calm, and humble manner. A Rosemount firefighter since 2005, Bourdages understands that his work isn’t just about putting out fires.

In addition to being oncall 24 hours a day, he has taken a role with the department’s prevention and education services. He often volunteers to represent the department at block parties and station tours, and recently he was part of the team that installed 200 smoke detectors obtained through a grant. All of this comes on top of his commitment to his full-time job.

Farmington Cleanup Days starts April 20 Farmington residents can dispose large household items during Curbside Cleanup Days starting April 20. Items should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the designated Saturday. Do not set items at the curb more than two days in advance of the pick up. Remove appliance doors that fasten automatically when closed for safety. Call 911 to report illegal dumping or scavengers. The schedule is available on the city’s community calendar at ci.farmington.mn.us or call (651) 280-6900 with questions.

Photo class in Rosemount As part of its fourth annual Amateur Photography Contest, the Rosemount Area Arts Council is offering a beginners photography class on Tuesday, April 16, at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. The class will be taught by Kyle Krohn of West Photo. More information about the class is on the city of Rosemount’s website, www.ci.rosemount. mn.us, and at www.rosemountarts.com.

Hydrant flushing in Farmington starts April 15 The Farmington Municipal Services Department will begin flushing hydrants in April. On April 15-19, hydrants north of Highway 50 and west of the railroad tracks will be flushed. The rest will be flushed April 2226. The flushing process removes sediments from water mains. Hydrant flushing helps deliver the highest quality of water to customers and shows any weakness in fire hydrants or valves. Hydrant flushing may temporarily cause rusty water. If this happens, run an outside faucet without a hose attached until the water is clear. Keep laundry items damp if staining occurs. Rust remover is available at City Hall. For a schedule and more information, visit ci.farmington.mn.us or call (651) 280-6900.

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Farmington Earth and Arbor Day Celebration Residents can celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with the city of Farmington and Area Community Education from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St. The free family event includes the Minnesota Zoomobile, science and art activities, and entertainment by Kids Dance. For more information, visit ci.farmington.mn.us or farmingtonce.com.

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Lacrosse team to collect food donations The Rosemount High School boys lacrosse team is sponsoring a community food drive to benefit the Rosemount Neighborhood Family Resource Center. Beginning Monday, April 1, the RHS Irish lacrosse players will be distributing tagged/labeled empty grocery bags throughout the Rosemount community. The players will collect bags of donated food items Saturday, April 6, and bring them to the resource center between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. The resource center is located at 14521 Cimmaron Ave. W. and is part of Burnsville-based 360 Communities.

Families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can learn the basics of guardianship and conservatorship for their loved one at a free guardianship workshop from The Arc Greater Twin Cities. It will be on Monday, April 15, from 6-8 p.m. at MRCI, 15191 Boulder Court, Rosemount. The workshop is free. Advance registration is encouraged. RSVP by April 12 to Dena Felper of The Arc Greater Twin Cities Lincoln Place at (952) 915-3665 or de- celebration set nafelper@thearcgtc.org. April 14 For those unable to atLincoln Place, a suptend, an online e-learnportive housing developing class, Preparing for

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March 28, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Farmington sees more financial balance State of the City marks 2012 success, strategic plans by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Farmington saw financial improvements in 2012, Mayor Todd Larson shared at the State of the City address March 27. The city eliminated negative balances in the Economic Development Authority, Ice Arena and Recreation operating funds and got debt management under control. “Things are moving ahead,” Larson said. “I’m really excited to get all these debts paid off so we can focus on the future.” Larson credited new Finance Director Robin Hanson with helping reorganize and manage bond payment, which has led to interest savings. “Robin has been doing Mayor Todd Larson addresses community members March 27 at the state of the city exceptionally well these past six months,” Larson address. (Photo by Theresa Malloy) said. Farmington saw more growth in 2012 adding 11 new businesses and about 720 new residents. Farmington also has 68 new single-family residential

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The Community Advisory Council to Flint Hills Resources provides volunteer community members an opportunity to meet monthly (September – May) with refinery management to discuss issues and make recommendations regarding environmental, safety, and other issues of concern to citizens living within close proximity to the refinery.

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Looking ahead The City Council continues to create a shortterm and long-term strategic plan. The council has identified long-term financial health of the community, future economic development and a review of city facilities as priorities guiding these goals. Larson said the council lacked goals in the past because financial issues left the city “treading in the water.” The city also has goal to continue communicating with residents and maintain the viability of liquor store operations that saw a 6.4 percent increase in profits for 2012. Larson said the city will keep exploring different options for capital improvement and economic development. Specifically, the EDA will look at options for expanding industrial space and developing the Vermillion River Crossing area. Email Theresa Malloy at theresa.malloy@ecm-inc.com.

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building permits with a value of about $14.1 million compared to 52 permits in 2011 at about $11.1 million. “People are starting to spend money on the economy again, and it is turning around,” Larson said. The number of foreclosures went down 30 percent, totaling 123 foreclosures in 2012. The city-owned Schmitz-Maki Arena made a profit of $15,000 for the first time, Larson said. The city forged a partnership with the Farmington Youth Hockey Association, and the group will donate $10,000 annually for operating costs and maintenance. A tax levy also brought in funds for long-term maintenance of trails for $15,000 and sealcoating at $350,000. “People said we love the trails,” Larson said. “We have set up a fund to maintain the trail system. That’s a big step in my opinion.”

The Farmington Economic Development Authority appointed members for its new Business Attraction Team at its meeting March 25. The eight-person team’s main goal will be to develop a plan to bring more businesses to Farmington. According to an outline for the plan, the focus is to “diversify the tax base, create a broad range of employment opportunities, and provide necessary goods and services for local residents to ensure the highest ‘quality of life’ possible while promoting a positive image of the city in general, and its business environment in particular.” “This is a great opportunity for Farmington to get the word out about us,” said City Planner Lee Smick, who will lead the team. Smick said the next step is getting members together in the following weeks. The team will talk with business owners outside of Farmington to understand the city’s characterization and collect data to help develop marketing plans

and other strategies. The goal is to create a plan for City Council approval on July 1. The city had only three applications for the committee from School District 192 Superintendent Jay Haugen, Farmington Anchor Bank President Lisa Franxman and Amanda Pellicci of Pellicci Ace Hardware. The EDA unanimously approved these members. The team also includes Mayor Todd Larson, Dakota Electric’s Mark Loftus and EDA Member Jeri Jolley. The EDA is still searching for one more business owner to join the team.

Bank Summit, incentive program

Authority and state Department of Employment and Economic Development. Andy Klassen from Farmington Roundbank attended the summit and told the EDA that he thought it was well done. “I was shocked at all the options that we had. I didn’t know about partnerships the city has with other organizations,” he said. EDA Member Steve Larson said continuing to educate the bankers is important “I wonder how many opportunities we have missed in this community,” he said. Another Bank Summit is in the works. The EDA continues to look at creating business incentives for the city – a topic discussed at the Bank Summit. The EDA expressed interest in making the incentives benefitting both existing and new businesses in Farmington. The EDA will explore more specific incentives in coming weeks.

Farmington also hosted a Bank Summit on March 20, which brought together local bankers and representatives from county and state groups. The goal of the summit was to educate bankers about different financing available to business through the city and other organizations such as the Metropolitan Consor- Email Theresa Malloy at tium of Community De- theresa.malloy@ecm-inc.com. velopers, Dakota County Community Development

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WILLS, from 1A agree on many points, there are many issues upon which they agree. Two bills authored by Wills have seen bipartisan support with local DFL legislators signing on as co-authors. One would provide businesses with nonrefundable tax credits for hiring U.S. military veterans. The other would allow the Minnesota Zoo to add certain wild animals, particularly the state’s iconic moose, to its collection after following procedures to prevent the spread of disease. While Republicans and DFLers are finding common ground in such areas, they are still divided on areas such as taxation. Wills said she opposes the creation of Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed fourthADVISER, from 1A drop in at this time to ask questions and get business advice. “There’s no question that is too small. It’s taking that first step and feeling comfortable,” Crow said. Crow estimates she has already met with more than 70 people in February, the first month the sessions were offered. The program is part of and supported by the Dakota County Community Development Agency and cities. It aims to provide technical assistance and support to local business people. Business owners can SENIOR, from 1A Three City Council members were on the council when Stonebridge was selected to build Waterford Commons. That history is a track record that Stonebridge can deliver a good project, Lindquist said. Stonebridge has recently completed an assisted living facility in Oak Park Heights and was the contractor on two others in Shoreview and Lilydale. It has worked with Southview Senior Management to operate senior housing sites, which include those in Inver Grove Heights, Coon Rapids and West St. Paul, among others. “We would look forward to another opportunity to work with the city of Rosemount on the senior site to produce a building and product that both of us would be proud of and one that we would own and operate for many

tier income tax bracket, which he says would go toward property tax relief, schools and job creation. She is also opposed to the House DFL’s idea to place a surtax on those households making more than $500,000 a year to pay back the school funding shift. She’s said she’s not opposed to property tax relief, job creation or paying back the school shift early, just the mechanisms. “In a struggling economy, you don’t raise taxes,” Wills said. She said that stifles the ability for businesses to expand and for people to buy the goods and services that help the economy grow. One new tax proposal that Wills said she is considering is a quarter-cent, seven-county sales tax that would be dedicated toward transit projects.

She said she likes the idea because it is “dedicated” and that projects such as Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit benefit the area. She said she’s waiting to see results from a survey she sent to local residents in March to make a final determination on the proposal. The city of Rosemount has passed a resolution in support of the quarter-cent sales tax proposal. Another transportation project she is advocating for would fund improvements to the County Road 42/Highway 52 interchange in eastern Rosemount. She’s hoping the request would be added to the bonding bill that will be considered after Easter break. The interchange has been long cited for improvements in an effort to reduce accidents and also

incite commercial/industrial redevelopment opportunities. As a member of the Education Finance and Education Policy committees, Wills has delved into a number of education topics. Notable among them is a bill that would give school districts the option of extending its calendar beyond current limits. A “year-round” school option would allow districts to start earlier than the post-Labor Day requirement. The measure would allow districts to create breaks within the school year that could be used for remediation or talented/ gifted opportunities. The bill is being opposed by tourism industry leaders due to what they perceive could be a reduction in families traveling less during a longer school

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FLYNN, from 1A took her last breath in his arms about 10 blocks from the hospital. Since her death, the family has released balloons every July 5, Andrea’s birthday. The balloons had tags on them, but only two had been returned before this one. The balloon Januschka found was the last one Flynn’s wife released before she died Aug. 2, 2012. “When I read the note from Brian it was a wonderfully worded note. I felt that it just tugged at the heartstrings, and I know he wrote it from the heart,” Januschka said. He was so moved, he shared the letter with teachers.

Empathy lesson Andrea’s story evolved into a lesson for kindergarten, first- and second grade-students on empathy. Spencer Ruth’s firstgrade class had talked about empathy before this, so she thought Andrea’s story was a perfect example to make the lesson more real. She asked her students what they could do to make “Mr. Flynn” feel better. “They came up with the idea that they wanted to

make cards,” she said. The class brainstormed about what to say to Mr. Flynn and how they can make a difference. The students’ posters hang along the windows illustrating how they can make a difference by volunteering, recycling, helping the homeless or helping to “teach my brother math.” “In second grade, we said this is how life is, and we can help Mr. Flynn,” said Debbie Ruth, a second-grade teacher and Spencer Ruth’s mother. She asked if students had connections to losing loved ones, and the class was able to talk about it. Ruth said she immediately felt a connection to Flynn as a mother when she heard his story. She said she wrote him a kind note. Just weeks later her father died, and she learned from her own lesson on empathy and that letter she had written. “It was a way to prepare my heart for that. The outpouring of support from the school was amazing,” she said. “I never really knew how that loss felt, and I realize now how much it helped.” Spencer Ruth said her students help build that empathy for her when her grandfather died. “It was a good teaching

moment that it’s OK to be sad, cry and make people feel better,” she said. Ruth said she has had positive responses from parents, even from some students who had experienced their own losses with deaths in the family. “They have big hearts, and this is a great opportunity, and I am glad we pursued it,” Ruth said. “The kids are stronger than we thought.”

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box of Kleenex placed at every table. Flynn led the students in the pledge over the announcements and then began his thank you tour. Each class had a special way of honoring Andrea. Some had paper balloon cutouts on the door where students wrote how they could make a difference like Andrea. One teacher added Andrea’s birthday to the birthday bags on her wall. Another put Andrea’s picture on the white board, and every day students decide as a class how they can make a difference like Andrea. The Flynn family choked up as the impact of Andrea’s story sunk in. Andrea taught these children the important lesson of empathy at a young age and empowered students to make a difference. A second-grade student in Marna Phinney’s class raised his hand and said, “Even though you can’t see Andrea, she can see you, and she’s with you.” Andrea’s older brother Matt placed a wallet-sized photo on students’ desks while his dad told students, “I want you to know that she’ll always be your friend and a good friend, too. She’ll listen to you.”

A box filled of letters for the Flynn family from Farmington Elementary students was an unexpected gift. So Flynn, his son Matt and sister Sharon, made the long drive to Farmington to thank everyone at the school. Flynn gave Januschka a huge hug when they met for the first time in front of teachers and staff. “I’m really honored to be here, and I wanted to come here personally to thank you,” Flynn said. “Who knew what sending up a balloon would do.” The two exchanged gifts – a Tiger jacket for Mr. Flynn and photos of Andrea and a book written and illustrated by members of the Flynn family. Flynn recounted his emotional story to the teachTo honor Andrea Flynn, Farmington Elementary School ers who carefully listening, Email Theresa Malloy at students have written about ways in which they can make sometimes reaching for a theresa.malloy@ecm-inc.com. a difference. (Photo by Theresa Malloy)

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Sports Hockey players vie in Great 8 Festival by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A number of local high school players participated in the Ted Brill Great 8 Hockey Festival last weekend at Wakota Arena in South St. Paul. The seniors-only tournament consists of eight teams playing a three-day tournament. Twenty players from the event are selected to play for the Minnesota team in the CCM National Invitational Tournament in April in Plymouth. Four players from Lakeville were on the Section 1A/1AA team that finished sixth. Forward Jack Diercks and defenseman Erik Rutt from Lakeville North played, as did forward Weston Baumann and defenseman Cam Jackson of Lakeville South. Farmington forward Kevin Olund also

was on the 1A/1AA team. Diercks scored three goals in the tournament. Baumann had two goals, Olund had a goal and two assists, and Jackson and Rutt each had an assist. Three Rosemount players – forward Austin Anderson, defenseman Luke Meade and goalie Austin Leslie – played for the Section 3A/3AA team, as did Eagan defenseman Nick Smallidge, Apple Valley forward Christian Smith and Eastview goalie Matt Montgomery. Anderson had a goal and assist for the 3A/3AA team, which lost all three of its games. Smallidge had two assists and Smith got one assist. Leslie and Montgomery split the minutes in goal. The Section 4A/4AA team defeated 6A/6AA 6-2 in the tournament’s championship game Sunday. Rosemount High School

Tigers tennis looking to take that next step Farmington has several young, promising players by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Although four of last year’s top players have graduated from the Farmington boys tennis team, enthusiasm for the program is high for 2013 and beyond. The No. 1 and 2 singles players from 2012, Blake Olmscheid and Ben Cline, have graduated along with the top doubles team Jeff Zakoski and Tyler Olson. “That is a serious loss but we are hoping our returning players will be able to pick up the slack,” head coach Jack Olwell said. The good news is that there are several key players back and a bumper crop of underclassmen anxious for some dry courts to play on. “We have many returning players and greater depth than we have had in quite a few years,” Olwell said. “We have a deep incoming class of ninth-graders and several good athletes joining the team. We have a great passion for the sport and a healthy camaraderie.” Moving up to No. 1 singles will be Ivan Rodriguez, who went 8-6 in 2012 at No. 3. Bennett Lagro will slide in at No. 2 after playing quality matches at No. 4 in 2012, when he was 7-7. Also returning are doubles players Jon Zakoski, Trent Kortenbusch, Austin Rau and Austin Tremmel. Olwell will also look to Drew Corraro and Jake Spindler to help fill in the remaining spots along with newcomer Jake Bauer. The extended winter has presented challenges for the Tigers. Many teams the Tigers will face have players who are match-ready after playing all winter in clubs. “We have only two or three such players, so we depend on our outdoor courts for the lion’s share of our hitting,” Olwell said. “We may well hit the courts with shovels rather than racquets.” The likely solution for now is setting up nets in the parking lot just to get a feel for playing in the elements. “Hitting on a gym floor does little to get you ready for the rigors of the high school season,” Olwell said. “Plus we have been known to practice in nearly all conditions: wind, snow and rain, as well as temperatures in the 20s. It may be unpleasant, but our players will have paid their dues and will brave all match conditions.” Winning matches is always the goal, but constant improvement and smiles are key. “I am hoping to build on the success we had last season – improving our overall team record and having our kids enjoy an improved personal match record as well,” Olwell said. “Ultimately I am hoping all our kids will embrace this wonderful sport and practice and play with passion.” Between Olwell and assistants Jon Malin and Doc Emond, the group has close to 100 seasons of tennis coaching combined. The hope is that some of that experience rubs off on the players. “We are still young and less experienced than our opponents,” Olwell said. “Each player will be moving up one or two places in the lineup, which is always an adjustment.” Email Andy Rogers andy.rogers@ecm-inc.com.

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teacher and South St. Paul hockey coach Scott Macho was one of the coaches of the 4A/4AA team, which had five players from Class A state champion St. Thomas Academy and four from Class AA runner-up Hill-Murray.

Fear the Ducks Oregon, a No. 12 seed in its region, barged into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA basketball tournament – and Eastview High School graduate Carlos Emory played an important role. Emory, a senior forward, is one of the Ducks’ top players off the bench. He played 26 minutes and had 14 points and four rebounds as Oregon defeated Saint Louis 74-57 on March 23. He had 12 points and nine rebounds in the Ducks’ 68-55 victory over Oklahoma State on March 21. Oregon moves on to

face Louisville, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, at 6:15 p.m. Friday in Indianapolis, Ind. Emory is in his second season at Oregon after spending two years at Howard College.

Panthers in college Three players from the Lakeville North boys basketball team that finished second in the 2012 state Class 4A tournament were on college teams this season. Tyler Flack, Lakeville’s first Division I scholarship player, started 19 games at the University of South Dakota. He was third in blocked shots in the Summit League. Ryan Saarela is a member of the University of St. Thomas team that reached the NCAA Division III national semifinals. St.

Thomas won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship and was ranked No. 1 in Division III. Brett Rasmussen played for Augsburg, where he was named to the MIAC All-Freshman team. He also was named All-West Region Rookie of the Year by D3hoops.com.

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Astros. He played for Lakeville High School’s 2005 state Class AAA baseball champions as a sophomore. Lakeville High became Lakeville North that fall, and Kvasnicka starred for two more years in football, hockey and baseball. The Twins picked him in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 2007, but Kvasnicka declined to sign and instead played three seasons at the University of Minnesota. When he was eligible for the draft again in 2010, Houston took him with the 33rd overall selection. Kvasnicka’s father Jay also played in the Twins’ system, going as high as Class AAA.

Former Lakeville North and University of Minnesota baseball player Mike Kvasnicka isn’t in the major leagues, but if he gets there it might be as a Minnesota Twin. Earlier this week the Twins acquired him from the Houston Astros in a swap of minor-league players. Kvasnicka, a catcher and outfielder, batted .232 with 15 home runs and 53 Email Mike Shaughnessy at RBI last season for the mike.shaughnessy@ecmLexington (Ky.) Legends, inc.com. a Class A affiliate of the

Defense carries AV on final steps Eagles beat Park Center 74-57 for boys basketball title by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

When Apple Valley is in full flight, it plays a crowd-pleasing style of fast-break basketball. Trouble is, in the postseason the opportunities to run are fewer and farther between. That’s the challenge the Eagles faced in their quest for the state boys Class 4A championship. They needed to show they could play the half-court, grind-it-out style commonly associated with playoff basketball. The Eagles responded with what coach Zach Goring called their two best defensive performances in their final two games at the state tournament – and they’ll have a championship banner to add to the already crowded rafters at the Apple Valley High School gym. Apple Valley has 56 championships in Minnesota State High School Leaguesponsored sports, and its first in boys basketball came Saturday with a 74-57 victory over Park Center in the Class 4A championship game at the Target Center. “Our school is very rich in state championships,” said Goring, an AVHS graduate who played in the state tournament in 1994. “If you’ve seen our gym, there’s a lot of state championship banners and there isn’t one for boys basketball. “I told our guys that no matter when they come back, they’ll always be able to see that boys basketball state championship banner from 2013.” Apple Valley (31-1) finished the season on a 30-game winning streak. The Eagles’ only loss was 72-70 to Park Center in a non-conference, neutral-site game Dec. 8. Saturday, the Eagles held Park Center’s high-flying offense to 30 percent shooting and its second-lowest point total of the season. “The biggest thing we did toward the end of the season was play defense,” said senior Dustin Fronk, who scored 14 points in the championship game. “We brought energy every night, and that starts with Harry Sonie.” Sonie, a senior guard, was assigned to guard Park Center star Quinton Hooker. Although Hooker scored 18 points, he made only four of 16 field-goal attempts. “Harry Sonie was the difference in the game defensively on Hooker,” Goring said. “I think Hooker’s Mr. Basketball (Hooker was named the award winner Monday) and Harry really guarded him physical out front and made him take tough shots.” Apple Valley also made it tough for Park Center (28-4) to get shots or second shots inside. Junior forward Dennis Austin had 15 rebounds to go with 15 points, and center Brock Bertram, a 6-foot-10 freshman, had eight points, nine rebounds and five blocks.

Apple Valley’s Dennis Austin tries to split two Park Center defenders on his way to the basket. (Photos by Rick Orndorf) Junior guard Tyus Jones controlled the flow of the game before a crowd that included Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, whose team won an NCAA tournament game earlier in the day. Jones had 28 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. He made all 18 of his free throws. Jones said one of the Eagles’ goals was to go undefeated, but “losing to that Park Center team (in December) I think was a key factor to the success of our season. It humbled us, made us think about what we needed to do.” Apple Valley was effective early getting the ball inside against a Park Center defense that had no player taller than 6-foot-4. Austin and Bertram combined for 11 of the Eagles’ first 15 points as they took an early five-point lead. Later in the half, the Pirates committed turnovers on three consecutive possessions and on the third, Tyus Jones wound up with the ball and a layup. It turned into a three-point play – and a 23-12 Apple Valley lead – when he was fouled. Two blocks by Bertram on Park Center’s first two possessions of the second

half led to five consecutive points for Jones and a 37-25 Apple Valley lead. Park Center did force Bertram to the bench after he picked up his fourth foul with about eight minutes remaining. But it didn’t seem to help. Back-to-back baskets by Austin and Dustin Fronk made it 55-40 with 6:35 to play, forcing the Pirates to call a timeout. Jones drove the lane, scored and was fouled, completing a three-point play with 6:10 remaining that ran Apple Valley’s lead to 58-40. Apple Valley was seeded first and Park Center second in Class 4A – which seemed appropriate to Goring, who said the Eagles and Pirates were the tournament’s two best teams. “They played better that day in December. They beat us,” Goring said. “We beat them today, and if we were to play more times, I don’t know.” Park Center’s victory in December put the Eagles on notice. The Eagles’ victory in March put them into history. Email Mike Shaughnessy mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc.com.

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Farmington fourth at state The Farmington Tigers took fourth in the girls Under-12A state tournament in Breezy Point last week. The Tigers were the first Farmington Youth Hockey Association girls team to qualify for state. The team also held the No. 1 state ranking for several weeks, won the National Region title, captured the District 8 league championship and took home championship trophies in the Hibbing Tournament and the Duluth Icebreaker Invitational. The team finished 39-8-4.

Top row from right: Savanna Tucker, Emily Auge, Carly Simon, Anna Gavin, Megan Bernu and Elizabeth Auge. Front row from right: Mikala Revels, Marissa Agerter, Kenzie Hauswirth, Ellie Moser, Jessica Jensen, Bailey Kelley, Emily Rubins and Taylor Anderson. Not pictured: Abby Bollig, head coach Cory Bernu, assistant coach Mike Hauswirth, assistant coach Nate Simon and assistant coach Keith Revels (Photo submitted)


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Bunny and the wolves

An oversized bunny had nothing to worry about when these wolf-hat-clad girls from Apple Valley – Josie Collins and Gabby Collins – visited the costumed creature after the Rosemount Lions Egg Hunt concluded Saturday, March 23, at East Ames Soccer Complex. In an rare twist for the hunt, the grounds on the fields were covered with a measurable amount of snow, which made the colorful eggs and treats easy to find. More photos are online at www. DakotaCountyTribune.com. (Photos by Rick Orndorf)

Don’t let gravity be your downfall.

One in three. That’s how many adults over 65 fall each year in the United States. Because older bones break more easily, falling injuries for seniors can be traumatic. Staying active and strong is key — along with making home environments as safe as possible. For more info on senior fitness and home safety, visit orthoinfo.org and nata.org.

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Bike-raiser a success by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Congratulations to this week’s highlighted athlete!

A first-ever 82-mile bike race from Lakeville to Faribault drew 61 riders March 23 and raised $1,347 for Dillon Borowicz, the Lakeville South High School student paralyzed after a swimming pool diving accident last year. Organizer Larry Sauber determined he would use the race as a fundraiser for Borowicz after hearing about his situation from a relative. Sauber, a competitive racer at the top amateur level with a self-described “passion for cycling,� decided to hold the gravel road race as a warm-up for bigger races in coming weeks. He also wanted to include a fundraising component to reach out to someone in need. Drew Wilson of Rochester won the race, which routed riders along gravel roads, with what Sauber called a “very impressive time� of 4 hours, 42 minutes. The final finisher came in about five hours later. Sauber said Jeff Young of Monticello won eighth place overall but was declared the “82-mile Fatbike Iced Gravel Mudded World Champion.� Sauber said he plans to make it an annual event, and include the fundraising aspect of the event, based on the positive feedback he received from the racers and supporters. “I think I’ll be doing this again next year,� he said in an e-mail. “Same time of year, same vision, kick off the Spring with a tough race going for something greater than a race.�

The athlete will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Paragon Odyssey 15 in Burnsville, courtesy of Paragon Odyssey 15 and Sun Thisweek.

Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

TERRY KALM ADAPTED FLOOR HOCKEY (CI) JUNIOR FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Terry is the starting goalie for the CI Adapted Floor Hockey team – Blazing Cats. Terry was instrumental in the Blazing Cats playoff run with the team finishing as the State RunnerUp! Terry had 19 saves in their state quarterfinal win against Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville and finished with 24 saves in the state championship game, a 7-6 loss to North Suburban.


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Sun•Classifieds 952-846-2000

Owners on job site 952-985-5516 • Stamped Concrete • Standard Concrete • Fire Pits & Patios • Driveways • Athletic Courts • Steps & Walks • Floors & Aprons www.mdconcrete.net

2110

Chimney & FP Cleaning

SWEEP • INSP. • REPAIR

Full Time • Professional Ser. Certified Registered / Insured 29 Yrs Exp. Mike 651-699-3373

londonairechimney service.com

2130

Decks

ALL-WAYS DECKS

Decks, Porches - Free Est. SPRING IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! allwaysdecksinc.com Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805

2170

Drywall

3-D Drywall Services 36 yrs-Hang • Tape • Spray • Painting 651-324-4725 Ken Hensley Drywall Hang, tape, knockdown texture, repairs. 30 yrs exp. 612-716-0590 PearsonDrywall.com 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303 PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879


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March 28, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE Electric Repairs

2180

R&J Construction

DAGGETT ELECTRIC

• Gen. Help & Lic. Elec. • Low By-The-Hour Rates 651-815-2316 Lic EA006385 JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. Service, Service Upgrades, Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured Lic#CA05011 612-801-5364

TEAM ELECTRIC

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Fencing

2210

Troy's Decks & Fence Free Est./Lic BC581059

New/repairs 651-210-1387

Flooring & Tile

2230

Handyperson

2290

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

Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/12 yrs exp.

952-292-2349

* Decks * Basements *Kitchen/Bath Remod *Roofing & Siding *All Types of Tile Free Quotes & Ideas

Call Ray 952-484-3337

2310

Housecleaning

CLEAN AND SHINE Thorough, rel. cleaning. 14 yrs exp. Outstanding ref's. Dawn or Brett 952-657-5577 All natural, locally owned professional green housecleaning service. Quality products, impeccable refs. Lic/ins. Melissa 612-9100560 or mbuck@ polishgreenclean.com Professional Cleaning w/o paying the high price Honest, dep, reas. Exc. refs Therese 952-898-4616

Landscaping

2350

Painting

2420

952-500-1088

LLC

l Interior / Exterior Painting l Texturing l Drywall l Deck Staining l Epoxy Resin Garage Floors l Fine Finishing & Enameling Fully Insured Free Estimates 15% Off jobs $1600 or over! Plumbing

2470

A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

Offering Complete Landscape Services

alandscapecreations.com

Casey's Sm Engine Repair •Snow blowers •Lawn Mowers •Trimmers •Blowers •Blade Sharpening •Tune ups. PU & delivery. Casey 952-292-5636

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

5% Discount With Ad

2510

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

* Blomquist Exteriors Ice Dam Removal

Garage Door

2260

952-292-2261

premiereonelandscapes.com

GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com

651-457-7776

Lawn & Garden

2360 Dependable

Great Service

JOE'S LAWN SERVICE

Commercial & Residential Dethatch Clean-up Mow Aerate Fertilize Reas Rates/Free Ests/Insured

Hauling

2280

Landscape Concrete Hardscapes

952-894-9221

6-10-15-20 Yd Dumpsters

Don't Want It - We Haul It! Call Scott 952-890-9461

Liberty Lawn Care Professional Lawn Mowing starts at $25. Spr. Cleanup starts at $59. 952-261-6552

Handyperson

2290

Painting

2420

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Status Contracting, Inc.

Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks. Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring #BC679426

MDH Lead Supervisor

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

*A and K PAINTING*

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

3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506

Statuscontractinginc.com

4 Seasons Painting

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Int/Ext Comm/Res 952-997-6888 10% Off

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Siding- Roofs-Soffit-FasciaGutters- Lic#20172580

612-978-9679

www.blomquistexteriors.com

* Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia

TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB

952-451-3792

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

 All Home Repairs!  Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258 A-1 Work Ray's Handyman

No job too small!!

Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.

Ray 612-281-7077

Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Flooring CC's accept'd 952-270-1895 Direct Solutions LLC For all your home remodeling & repair needs. Ests. Derrick 952-237-2750 Gary's Trim Carpentry Home Repair, LLC Free Estimates, Insured. All Jobs Welcome 612-644-1153

 



Quality Residential

Painting & Drywall

Roofing/Tear-offs New Construction

BBB Free Est. MC/Visa

No Subcontractors Used.

Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586

Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg

•Ben's Painting•

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

Lic #BC156835 • Insured Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair

Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/Discvr.

952-432-2605 DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800 Int./Ext. Painting & Remodeling, 25 yrs, Ins., Ref's. Mike 763-434-0001

HANDYMAN

•FREE ESTIMATES •INSURED

Window Cleaning

2660

Window Cleaning 651-646-4000 3000

Merchandise Antiques

3010

A Gathering of Friends

Antiques Market

Vintage / Garden Finds Primitives/Cottage Wares April 4, 5, 6, 7 Thurs & Fri 9-8; Sat 9-6; Sunday 10-3

Bachman's 6010 Lyndale Ave S., Mpls 651-247-9935

www. agatheringoffriends.net

Cemetery Lots

3090

Bloomington Cemetery Plots priced at $1200 each Call 1-954-850-5223 Resurrection Cemetery 2 crypts @ $2250 each. Call 952-888-9138

Estate Sales

3130

To Place Your Sale Ad

Tree Service

2620

651-338-5881

Absolute Tree Service Exper. prof., lic., Ins. Reas. rates.

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

952-392-6875

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

2510

LOOK for a new pet

Specializing in residential & commercial repairs & maintenance. Fully insured. Lic#20639540

in Sun•Thisweek Classifieds

Garage Sales

Eden Prairie

Huge Moving Sale

* Quality * Quality *

8628 Langley Ct

2BR, 2BA $825/1200 SF, 1 BR $625 800 SF, DW, AC, large balcony, Garage $40mo Brookside Apartments 16829 Toronto Ave. SE, Prior Lake MN 612-824-7554

QN. PILLOWTOP SET

New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829

Misc. For Sale

3260

2000 Toro 52” Walk Behind Mower. Runs great! Kawasaki eng., $800/BO. Call 651-248-5742 75 Gal. Aquarium wooden stand etc. All access. $90 612-991-0910

Misc. Wanted

3270

Polaris Snowmobile & ATV's. Working & nonworking, any cond. Will pick-up, will pay cash! Call 612-987-1044

VOLUNTEER Find rewarding volunteer opportunities in Class 9450

2510

Roofs, Siding, & Gutters

Lawn & Garden

2360

Tree Service

2620

Manufactured Homes

8100

3970

4100

Rentals

5400

Houses For Rent

AV/LV: Rent w/opt buy. 4BR, 3 BA, $1600 /mo. Avl 4/15. 952-393-7615

5600

Rooms For Rent

Fgtn: M, Non-smoker, Furn. room, $400 incl utils appls. W/D. 651-463-7833

7000

3970

Real Estate Pets

Driver

Full time position. $13/hr. Benefits. Class B Req. Inquiries call 952-469-1515

Finish Carpenters

Schwieters Companies is hiring entry level to experienced finish carpenters. Top Benefits & Pay: tools/medical/dental/401k majority of work on west & south side of metro area. Not required to go to office. Please call 612-328-3140 to schedule an interview. www.finishcarpenters.com

2620

Tree Service

Pets

3970

DOUGLAS IS YOUNG & PLAYFUL! Douglas is a 9-month-old Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso mix that came to Last Hope because kids under 10 hurt him. He’s very playful and loves other dogs who love to play. He’s fully house trained and does well in a kennel when you are gone. Adoption fee $375. Contact Kim at cafecoffee42@yahoo.com or 952-270-5541. You can also see Douglas and other dogs and cats waiting for homes at the Apple Valley Petco every Saturday from 11-3.

See www.last-hope.org for more info!

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747 Senior Rentals

N ATTENTIO SENIORS!

Senior Rentals

5100

Spruce Place Senior Apartments

651-463-2511 2 BRs available

3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 P l y m o u t h , M N 5 5 4 4 7 Lic # 6793

612-865-2879 Lic #BC638227 Insured

Jimmy John's Hiring delivery drivers, cashiers, sandwich makers & entry level managers. Day, night, weekends. 1615 Co. 42. Burnsville 952-435-5400

3810

General Contractors

(763) 550-0043 (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600

Help Wanted/ Full Time

3720

5000

3160

9100

9100

Furnishings

Storm Damage Restoration Roofing ■ siding ■ windows Established 1984

Locally owned & operated

Apartments & Condos For Sale

7400

Anchor Block Company has FT openings for Plant Laborers 1st & 2nd Shift Antique Furniture, Vinat our Shakopee Plant. tage Tonka Trucks, Din- Apple Valley/Lakeville The laborers must mainning Room Set, Tools, border: 3 BR, many uptain clear communicaToro Lawn Mower, Crafts- dates pets OK. $29,900 fitions with coworkers for man Cabinets, Worklights, nancing avl. 612-581-3833 efficient operation. shop vac & tools, Dishes, Call Human Resources Home Decor, Treadmill, for specifics: 952-933-8855. Books, Fall & Christmas 9000 Employment Or apply via email at: Decor, LL Bean Breaded HR@anchorblock.com Area Rugs, HO Gauge Help Wanted/ Train Track & Accessories., Infinity Stereo Full Time McLane Minnesota Speakers & Equipment, Clothing, Mens Vintage Diesel Mechanic Foreman, DRIVERS - Class A Great Schwinn Varsity 10 speed Burnsville, CDL required. Must bike, Womens Schwinn Pay/Benefits. APPLY meet all DOT requireBike, Standing Bike Rack, www.durhamschoolserments. Recent graduates Stihl gas blower, trimmer vices.com, or stop by 3100 West Hwy 13 Burnsville, encouraged to apply!! & hedger MN 55337 Full Case Grocery Selectors 7:30 am start, Automotive Sales M-F $13.30/hr 3700 Leisure Burnsville Volkswagen Maintenance Tech 2pm start M-F wage DOE Great opportunity to join 2 years exp Boats, New the Luther family of deal& Used erships at our new state of We are seeking candidates the art facility. Significant with a good work history income potential selling and a great attendance Chrysler 17ft, fibernew and used vehicles at glass open bow-tri hull, record. Must pass drug the metro's #1 VW dealer Good Cond. *New price test, physical screening in customer satisfaction and background check. $875 612-825-6283 for the last two years. VW Some positions require adis one of the fastest grow- ditional skills. ing auto companies Sporting around. If you are interested in Goods & Misc Our sales consultants avjoining the McLane Team eraged over 200 units Hunting, Fishing, and please email or fax your each in 2012! Be proud of Archery. You'll find resume, or stop in to fill what you sell with ConEverything you need at: out an application. sumer Reports best picks, www.HuntAndFishPlaza.com 40+ MPG diesels, and IIHS top safety picks. Ag3900 Agriculture/ pay plan and Animals/Pets gressive great benefits including 401k, medical, and dental. Pets Auto sales experience preferred. Call Tim Wilkins McLane Minnesota or Tom Walsh at 952-8921111 5th Street West Fem. Cockatiel $100. Less 9400 or submit an appliNorthfield, MN 55057 than 2 yrs old. 952-894cation online at Fax (507) 664-3042 4734 www.lutherauto.com mnhr@mclaneco.com and click on employment. EOE/M/F/D Puppies Black Lab/Golden Retriever Mix. $200. 651-463-2185 Designed Cabinets Lakeville, hiring proNEEDED duction & finishing posiIndependent contractors tions. Experience prewith Dock Trucks to run 4000 Family Care ferred. Fast-paced shop LOCAL, HOME DAILY. needs self-motivated Sign on bonus people w/ attention to Child available! Cars, minidetail- able to work 40+ Care vans and pickups also hour weeks. Full benefits after 60 daysneeded. Flexible schedule. Farmington PT/FT Dayhealth/PTO. Applicants care 2yrs+. Drop in avl. Call 651-746-5945 must pass drug test. Kathy (651) 463-3765 Apply at: LV: Lic/AAS Degree 7965 215th Street West LL center curric. 2+yrs. Lakeville Gr8 rate. 952-432-8885

Wed., April 10 2-7pm Thurs., April 11 9-5 Fri., April 12 9-3

5100

651-815-4147

Mr Handy Man

3500

Deadline: Mondays at 3pm

651-452-4802

Jack of All Trades Handyman

Lawn & Garden

TREE SERVICE newbeginnings treeservice.com Receive 10% Discount for all your tree work thru the mo. of March. Remember your Oaks & Elms must be done this month! Free ests 763-250-8227

Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com

Fix It • Replace It • Upgrade It Any Size Project Over 40 yrs experience Ron 612-221-9480 Licensed • Insured

2360

ArborBarberMN.com

612-703-0175 Mbr: BBB Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding.

952-883-0671 Mbr: BBB Tree Removal Silver Fox Services

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

Home Tune Up

Why Wait Roofing LLC

612-210-5267 952-443-9957

Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR

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

Contact Jeanne at

Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – Snow & Ice Removal - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

H20 Damage – Plaster Repair

Ceiling & Wall Textures

15 yrs exp.

Thomas Tree Service

FREE ADMISSION

A Family Operated Business

Free Ests.

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

A Good Job!!

Small Engine Repair

2495 763-420-3036 952-240-5533

20+ Yrs Experience Roggenbuck Tree Care, LLC. Licensed-Bonded-Insured Call (612)636-1442

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

RETAINING WALLS Water Features & Pavers.

Tree Service

2620

7100

Commercial Properties Space

7100

Now Hiring!

Warehouse/ Packaging/Assembly

All shifts. Entry level to skilled positions available. Stop into one of our branches (Bloomington, New Hope or Chaska) Wednesdays From 9-3 for our job fairs. Call (952)924-9000 for more info.

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Skid Loader Operator provide site preparation for sod installation. Must have Class A. Previous exp. with Skid Loader req. Competitive wages. Jirik Sod Farm Inc. Call Pat 651-460-6555. YRC Freight is hiring Road Drivers Combination Driver Dockworkers Requirements: Age 21 or older Must possess valid Class A CDL with Double/Triples, Haz Mat & Tanker endorsements Must have one year of tractor-trailer driving experience Must have a current MVR that represents a history of safe operation Ability to work various shifts/days of the week Interested candidates must apply online at www. yrcw.com/careers YRC Freight 12400 DuPont Ave S Burnsville MN 55337 Phone: 952-895-7550 - EOE

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Biz-2-Biz Interviewing Home Based infotechmarketing.com InfoTech Marketing expansion. B2B marketing experience preferred. No home calling. 15+hrs/wk avail from your home. M-F days. $14-$18/hr. Call 952-252-6000 Care needed for elderly woman, lifting, transferring and bathing is needed. Night & Overnight hrs Call 952-451-4663

DRIVERS SCHOOL BUS

Are you heading into retirement or are you a homemaker and looking for a 4 to 6 hour position? We need safety conscious people, who like working with children. Bloomington Public Schools is offering paid training, health and dental insurance, pension plan, sick time, paid holidays, flexible hours. Pay is $14.44- 17.18/hr. Please call for applications: (952) 681-6323 www.Bloomington.k12. mn.us/ About BPS/Job Opportunities

Janitorial

3-4 PT janitorial positions. Variety of shifts and locations 4:30pm - 1am. apply at www.leadens.com 763-441-4859

Part-time Legal Secretary position, south suburban location Contact Keri (952-) 431-1222

Skilled/Professional Pet Groomer Wanted for new salon in Apple Valley. Grt commiss. 952-432-3647

9100

Help Wanted/ Full Time

FINANCIAL ADVISOR ROUNDBANK, Farmington, MN • Full-time position • Full benefits package • Base pay + commission • Previous experience preferred • Required to be licensed for Series 7, 63, and 65 and the Life, Health, & Accident and Variable Products State Insurance • Strong team environment and customer service Interested applicants can go to our website at www.roundbank.com to find out more information on the position and apply on-line. We conduct background and credit checks prior to any offer of employment. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Client Services Coordinator (CSC1) Great Opportunity South of the River An established security systems integrator is looking for a high energy, professional and dependable candidate who will be the primary point of contact performing dispatching duties for a variety of customer service requests to local and national accounts. This individual must be multi-task oriented and accustomed to an extremely fast-pace environment. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficient computer skills a must. High school diploma or GED required. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass all security and background checks. Submit resume and salary requirements to: VTI Security Attention: Mr. Edwards 401 West Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337 vti@vtisecurity.com No Phone Calls Please - EOE

Commercial Properties Space

Office Space for Rent

LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1978

Mowing • Fertilizing Weed Control Landscaping

READERS’ CHOICE

Awards

Voted #1 Lawn Care Company by Sun Readers

www.MinnLocal.com

www.fertilawnmn.com Bloomington, MN • 952-884-7331

2420

Painting

Painting

2420

A Fresh Look, Inc.

Senior Discounts

Great Service Affordable Prices

9100 3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

April 3 - April 14 Weekdays 9 - 8:30 Weekends 9 - 5

CENTENNIAL LAKES HUGHES PAVILLION 7499 France Ave. South, Edina

Lic. #BC626700

(Located on the lower level, between Chuck E. Cheese & Q.Cumbers) Over 80 artists! HOME DECOR•GIFTS•ANTIQUES

Credit Cards Accepted

612-825-7316/952-934-4128 www.afreshlookinc.com Powerwashing

2490

3050

Boutiques/Craft Shows & Gifts

CANDLEBERRY ON THE LAKES

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

2490

Powerwashing

Perfect for professional office, small business office, artist or craft studio. Three large rooms: 557 sq.ft., 609 sq.ft.,& 817 sq.ft. Convenient St. Louis Park location (corner of Hwy 100 & Minnetonka Blvd) Call:952-926-1646

2490

Powerwashing

BOB’s

Building or Remodeling?

Help Wanted/ Full Time

LAKEVILLE

Dual Position Class B CDL Driver & Concrete Manufacturer Competitive Wages! FULL BENEFITS For more information Call (800) 672-0709 Monday thru Friday 8 am - 4 pm To Apply Submit resume to:

Email: hr@brown-wilbert.com or FAX: (651) 842.3493 or Mail to: Brown-Wilbert, Inc. 2280 N. Hamline Avenue St. Paul, MN 55113 PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, 2ND SHIFT Nico Products, Inc., a premier metal finishing company is seeking a qualified 2nd Shift Supervisor for our Minneapolis operations department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or equivalent. 5-10 years of manufacturing industry experience. Ability to work independently and make solid business decisions. Ability to communicate and coordinate with all departments. Experience training employees on production and safety.

Our job is to make you look good!

www.sparklewashcmn.com

9100

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES: Responsible for the production schedule. This includes setting work schedules and hiring employees to meet production goals. Develop training schedules for new employees and evaluate the performance of employees. Place employees in appropriate positions to increase productivity. Maintain or exceed quality requirements. Implement continuous improvement activities such as quality improvement teams to reduce waste and increase productivity. Develop, maintain and adjust job routings. Prepare production reports for upper management. Maintain records for employees in the department, such as attendance and performance evaluations.

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

763-225-6200

Help Wanted/ Full Time

Find a quality builder in Class 2050 www.sunthisweek.com

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 5-10 years of metal finishing experience. Experience in production supervision and shop chemistry. Working knowledge of Bright Nickel, Semi Bright Nickel, Bright Acid Tin, Tin Lead, Chrome, Cyanide Copper, Acid Copper, Passivate and Phosphate. Knowledge of ISO9000 and/or Nadcap. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: health, dental, LTD, STD, vision, life, 401k with match, holiday pay, paid time off, excellent pay, advancement opportunities and more. Interested candidates should email a resume in MS Word format to HRmail@thelindgrengroup.com We are an equal opportunity employer

IMMEDIATE NEED! *BURNSVILLE BRANCH*

ALL exp. levels encouraged to apply! General Laborers & Lawn Care Specialists: Hourly + X 1/2 + Comm. Benefits: Yr. round/FTPd. training benefits you’d expect from the U.S. Industry Leader Required to pass: Drug screen, background & motor vehicle record checks. APPLY TODAY! Call Christy to schedule an interview at 612-490-5849 or contact her via email at: christyswecker@ trugreenmail.com or apply online at www.jobs.trugreen.com AA/EOE/M/F/V/D


DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE March 28, 2013

9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

PART TIME

TELLER Wanted

Flexible Schedule 20-30 hours per week with alternate Saturdays. We are looking for an individual with great customer service skills and an aptitude for numbers. Excellent opportunity for homemakers or college students. Pick up an application at any of our locations or email application request to gnicol@ provincialbank.com

9200

Seeking Immediate Overnight CAREGivers! Enrich the lives of seniors while providing non-medical home care in this rewarding part-time job. Growing St. Paul agency offers flexible schedules including weekday/weekend hours, sleepovers, awakeovers & Round the Clock (24hr) shifts. Retirees encouraged to apply. 651-604-8199

Substitute Teachers

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District Visit www.isd191.org for more details

9250 PT HHA/PCA/HMKR

positions in Southern Metro. Apply at Alliance Health Care 2260 Cliff Rd. Eagan, MN 55122 M-F 8:00am4:00pm or call us at 651-895-8030 for more information.

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

Cook Needed PT/FT hrs. Exp. pref. Please contact Vicki 651-757-6508

9500

Automotive

1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive, 60K mi, located in Blmgtn, $4,400 715-684-4435

9600

Vehicles

2000 Ford Taurus SES, AC, 4 dr., blue, 143M, good cond., very dependable. $2,500/BO. 612-798-4377 GRAD CAR '07 Civic si blu 23K mi, mint. One owner. 612-247-3980

9810

Junkers & Repairable Wanted

$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed

www.crosstownauto.net

612-861-3020 651-645-7715

$225+ for most Vehicles Free Towing 651-769-0857

Find a job in Class 9100

9820 9200

Help Wanted/ Part Time

Motorcycles Wanted! Cash for used & Damaged 651-285-1532

9900 Enhancing the quality of human life through the provision of exceptional healthcare services

FHMC Clinic Patient Services Rep (Ref. #758/759) (All FamilyHealth Medical Clinics) (Casual) Casual Call. High School graduate or equivalent, ability to learn and operate office scheduling and registration system, and valid driver’s license.

Please visit www.northfieldhospital.org for further details and to complete an online application! Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PT CAREGIVERS

Motorcycle, Moped, Motor Bike

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

04 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS, AWD, 4dr, dk brown, PL/PW, CD, cloth int. 86K $5400 Call 612-987-1044

9250

Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time

9900

Vans, SUVs, & Trucks

••••••••••••• Over 500 RVs for sale! noblerv.com Jordan

9999

Classified Misc./ Network Ads

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Minneapolis bluegrass band No Grass Limit is set to perform Thursday, April 11 at Celts Pub in downtown Rosemount as the final concert in this year’s Bluegrass Americana Family Night series. A partnership between Celts and the Rosemount Area Arts Council, the free-admission series features a different bluegrass band the second Thursday of each month, January through April. The No Grass Limit concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. More information is at www.rosemountarts.com. (Photo submitted)

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jazz ensemble, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Burnsville A seven-piece ensemble of Twin Cit- Performing Arts Center. More informaies musicians will present “Straighten tion: www.burnsvillepac.com. Up and Fly Right,� a tribute to the music of Nat King Cole, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Lakeville Area Arts ‘Wage Warfare’ in Center. More information is at www. Lakeville ci.lakeville.mn.us under “Lakeville Area The office-themed comedy “Wage Arts Center.� Warfare� will be performed by Expressions Community Theater April 12-21 Clint Black on the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $14.50 and are availin Burnsville able online at www.ci.lakeville.mn.us or Country music artist Clint Black will by calling (952) 985-4640. take the stage of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center for “An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Clint Black� at Comic at Mystic Lake 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Tickets Comedian Julian McCullough, host are $55 and are available in person at of TBS’s “Very Funny News,� will take the PAC’s box office, and through Tick- the stage at Mystic Lake Casino April etmaster at (800) 982-2787 or Ticket- 26-27 for two evenings of stand-up master.com. comedy. Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night and the performances are for maSalute to Frank Sinatra ture audiences. Comic Nick Rutherford “A Modern Swinging Salute to Frank also will perform. Tickets $19 are availSinatra,� featuring Las Vegas-style en- able at www.mysticlake.com. tertainer Michael Matone backed a live

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Thursday, April 4 Free Alzheimer’s workshop, “Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias/Capturing Friday, March 29 Life’s Journey� combination Fish fry by the Rosemount class, 6-8 p.m., Home Instead VFW Post, 5-8 p.m. Meals in- Senior Care, 1600 E. Cliff Road, clude potato, vegetables, and Burnsville. RSVP: http://alchoice of soup or salad plus zheimersworkshop.eventbrite. dinner roll. Information: (651) com/# or (952) 882-9300. 423-9938.

Friday, April 5 Forever Wild Family Friday: This Land with Charlie Maguire, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Free. Registration required. Information: http://www.www.co.dakota. mn.us/parks.

Sunday, April 7 Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 435-6603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment.

Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. • March 29, noon-6 p.m., Sprint Lakeville, 17713 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.

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The play is a story of courage, loyalty and friendship. As World War I begins, a young boy and his horse are separated. Joey, the horse is sold as calvary and sent from England to France. The boy Albert is too young to enlist and goes on a journey to find Joey. The program features life-size horse puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. The trip costs $80 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Space is limited, so sign up by Monday, May 6. For more information, call (651) 280-6970.

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Alive and Kickin’ Rosemount Parks and Recreation is organizing a Sunday, May 19, trip to see Alive and Kickin’ perform its new show “Flashback� at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis. The show honors singers who have left this world too soon. The music will include pop, gospel, Motown and rock and roll. The bus will depart from the Rosemount Community Center at 1:15 p.m. and return at 4:45 p.m. The cost of this trip is $55; registration can be done at the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Office.

Tax assistance Tax help will be available for seniors on a firstcome, first-served, walk-in basis each Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Feb. 11-April 15) at the Rosemount Community Center (Room 212). People should bring all necessary forms. To find what items are needed, call AARP at 1-888-687-2277.

Call for quilters All quilters are invited to submit a photo of their work for consideration in the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s first Quilt Show, which will take place May 13-18 at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.. Categories in the show include decorative art quilts; vintage/antique; traditional; and youth quilters. Interested quilters are asked to submit a quilt photo, along with the name of the quilter and contact information, to raac.visualarts@yahoo. com. The deadline for submissions is April 22. For more information, contact Cheryl at (651) 344-8475.

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Thisweekend Local author returns with time-travel tale Martin Bracewell author event set April 20 in Burnsville by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Martin Bracewell is taking readers on another trip through time. The 54-year-old Savage author, who writes under the pen name M.R. Tain, offers up another time-travel tale with his new novel, “Peace, Man,” the second book in his “Glitch in Time” series. Bracewell, an avowed fan of time-travel stories from the original “Star Trek” TV series as well as the “Back to the Future” movies, uses time travel in his fiction to explore changes in America’s moral climate in the past half century. His first book, “This Isn’t Normal,” centers on a present-day teenage girl who awakens in the year 1965 and meets her late grandmother for the first time, giving the girl a glimpse into life in a less complicated, more wholesome era. “Peace, Man” sends a college student from our era back to a college campus in the year 1972,

A fan of time-travel stories from the original “Star Trek” TV series as well as the “Back to the Future” movies, Martin Bracewell uses time travel in his fiction to explore changes in America’s moral climate in the past half century. (Photo submitted) where he witnesses the pie “Jesus freak” movedebaucheries of the drug ment. scene and encounters Bracewell describes the members of the post-hip- book as religious science

fiction that’s geared to young adults. “It’s not exactly a Sunday school book – I would say it’s PG-13,” he said. “There’s drinking, there’s the protagonist’s casual attitude toward women and sex, and his calloused attitude toward what they (college students today) call ‘hookups.’ ” Bracewell, who works as a hearing-aid repairman by day, has begun work on the third book in the “Glitch in Time” series, tentatively titled “For the Children.” Unlike the first two books, this one’s set in the future. “I spend part of my time writing ideas for the plot, and I spend part of my time thinking up what kind of gadgets and technology people would have in the year 2023,” he said of the book in progress. “It’s a little more challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun.” And yes, there’s a story behind Bracewell’s pen name – and it’s no coincidence his nom de plume is an anagram of his reallife first name.

When Bracewell was 4 years old, his artistically inclined older brother, Paul, printed his name across the back of his jacket, but in the process Paul forgot to put the “A” between the “M” and “R” of his younger brother’s name. Noticing the mistake, Paul used the remaining letters to spell out “MR TAIN,” and “Mr. Tain” became Bracewell’s childhood nickname. “A few years after that, we lost Paul to leukemia,” Bracewell said. “Kind of

in his memory I wanted to go by that name” as a pen name. Bracewell has an author appearance in support of “Peace, Man” scheduled Saturday, April 20, at Jo Jo’s Rise & Wine in Burnsville, where he’ll be reading from and signing copies of the book from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More about the book is at www.mrtain.tateauthor.com. Email Andrew Miller at andrew.miller@ecm-inc.com.

theater and arts calendar Books Audrey Edmunds, author of the true crime book “It Happened to Audrey: A Terrifying Journey from Loving Mom to Accused Baby Killer,” 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 “Mind Game” and “Endgame,” 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 “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” – this year’s selection for the One Book, One Lakeville community read – 7-9 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, “Mile of Dreams,” 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. “One Yard Wonders” authors Rebecca Yaker and Trish Hoskins will tell the story of how they created and published their book and share projects ideas, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Call for Artists Savage Juried Art Show – Dates are April 26 to May 31. Entry fee: $15 for one entry, $25 for two entries. Deadline: 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 – 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. Comedy Comedy for Caring, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Features The Second City comedy troupe from Chicago. Sponsored by the Burnsville Rotary. Event tickets are $39 and are available at the box office and at ticketmaster. com. Events M.O.M.S. (Making Our Moms Successful) 11th annual Benefit Community Con-

cert and Silent Auction, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 12921 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 the day of the show. Information: (952) 890-5072, momshis@aol.com or www. momsprogram.org. Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s artAlive! benefit, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Ticket information: allinahealth.org/ artalive. Exhibits The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, a exhibition of photographs by Dave Kitchel, is on display through April 14 at Rosemount United Methodist Church Gallery, 14770 Canada Ave. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, and during all scheduled evening activities. A mixed media exhibit by Lisa Westphal will be on display in the Lakeville Area Arts Center gallery from March 13 through April 30. Viewing hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, evening hours vary based on building activities. The Lakeville Area Arts Center is at 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640. Music Organ recital, 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Free. Information: www.TCAGO.org. Theater “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by the Chameleon Theatre Circle, March 29 and April

4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and March 30 and April 7 at 2 p.m. at Burnsville Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students/seniors at the box office and at ticketmaster.com.

Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) Club meets on the third Friday es on Wednesdays at the 736-3644. of each month from 1-3 p.m. Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Show Biz Kids Theater Information: (651) 675-5500. Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 Class for children with special Soy candle making class- a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.needs (ASD/DCD programs), es held weekly in Eagan near noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn In the Company of Kids 13710 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Ja- (651) 463-7833. Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, (952) mie at (651) 315-4849 for dates The Lakeville Area Arts 736-3644. and times. $10 per person. Center offers arts classes for Workshops/classes/other Broadway Kids Dance and Presented by Making Scents in all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, “Mask Theatre” by Home- Theater Program for all ages Minnesota. (952) 985-4640. ward Bound Theatre Company, and abilities, In the Company Country line dance classRosemount History Book 3:50-5:05 p.m. Wednesdays, of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., es held for intermediates Mon- Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the April 3-24, at Rosemount El- Burnsville (Colonial Shopping days 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling second Tuesday of each month ementary School. For first- Center), (952) 736-3644. River Center, 325 Oak St., at the Robert Trail Library. Inforthrough third-graders. InformaJoin other 55-plus adults at Farmington, $5/class. Call Mar- mation: John Loch, (952) 255tion: District 196 Community the Eagan Art House to create ilyn (651) 463-7833. 8545 or jjloch@charter.net. Education at (651) 423-7920. beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Country line dance class“Juggling for Beginners” by Homeward Bound Theatre Company, 3:25-4:55 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9-23, at Christina Huddleston Elementary School, Lakeville. For third- through fifth-graders. Information: Lakeville Community Education at (952) 232-2150. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle, 4-5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, (952) 953-2385. Ages 12-18. Teen artist gathering at the Eagan Art House, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Cost: $3. Information: (651) 675-5521. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: (651) 6755521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 2144732. (Includes Museum & OmniTheatre Admission) Drama/theater classes for For more information on this exhibit visit the ages 4 and up at River Ridge

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