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July 11, 2013 • Volume 129 • Number 19
Fire department seeks more funds Requests encompass an increased clothing allowance, funding plan for outdated emergency vehicles by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Summer fun continues The Rosemount Leprechaun Days special section is inside this edition. Please note that the Asante Children’s Choir performance on July 24 has been cancelled. Inside
The Farmington Fire Department is requesting increased funding from the City Council for long-term needs including retirement funds, clothing allowances and vehicle purchases. At a council workshop on Monday, July 8, firefighters expressed a need to set aside money to avoid potential financial rifts in the future. The fire department currently has about 17 people who could retire within the next few years, which means the city has to pay a pension. “It’s very scary,” said Jeff Allbee, president of the Farmington Fire Relief As-
sociation. “When we’re talking worst case scenario, we are seeing multiple people retiring at the same time.” If all were to retire at once, “the potential is an alland-out disaster,” Lt. Mark Arens said. Some pensions are as high as $183,000. Projected collected pension payouts based on retirement discussions could be as much as $797,000 in some years. This would potentially run down current funds. The city has made minimum payments to the retirement fund, which was at more than 100 percent in 2006. The stock market crash coupled with five retirements in See FIRE, 6A
The Farmington Fire Department has requested more funding from the city, including funds that could be set aside in a CIP for emergency vehicle maintenance. Currently, 11 vehicles in the fleet are missing or pushed past replacements. Past councils have deferred the purchase of new vehicles due to budget constraints. The most recent purchase was a Pierce Impel Pumper Fire Engine bought earlier this year to replace a 1986 Ford Rescue Truck. Vehicles such as the one seen here at the 2013 Dew Days parade make appearances at community events as well as for emergency response. (Photo by Theresa Malloy)
From the farm to the market A look at Elk Haven Farms, a local farm participating in the city’s farmers market
The magic of Wonderland Pixie dust is in the air as Eagan Summer Community Theatre presents “Peter Pan” this month. Page 17A
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NEWS ECM Food Drive July 15-26 Happiness is a full tummy. The ECM Community Action Council invites local residents to contribute to its annual food drive this month. Frequently, food shelves are in most need during the summer months. Children are not in school during this time to receive the benefits of the breakfast and lunch programs. Their families often rely on what the food shelf has to offer. To ensure this need is met, Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are accepting nonperishable food items between July 15-26 at its offices at 15322 Galaxie Ave. in Apple Valley. All items will be donated to area food shelves.
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Jeff Lange and his wife, Theresa, moved to Thailand in 2004 to become missionaries and reside there with their children: Jonathan, 9, (left), Faith, 3, Joshua, 7 months, and Grace, 6. (Photo submitted)
Helping others find a better day Rosemount native to talk about experiences at Bloomington church by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
When Jeff Lange first traveled to Thailand as a missionary nine years ago, he aimed to spread Christianity among its people but soon found himself doing much more. Shortly after arriving in the Southeast Asian nation in 2004, Lange came upon a group of displaced people from Laos who fled to Thailand to escape oppression. They had hoped to emigrate to the United States but were denied refugee status by the Thai government. For several years,
they remained in limbo on the streets with little food or money. After hearing of their plight, Lange provided the group food and supplies through a nonprofit he founded in Thailand called Mittam (translated as Friendship) Foundation. The Rosemount native also provided spiritual counseling to those who were interested and reached out to a group of “doctors without borders” to provide medical care. “It’s not just from a religious perspective, it’s the right thing as a person,” Lange said. By 2009, the displaced
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The male elk, bulls, regenerate antlers annually. The velvet from antlers is used in Eastern medicine to help ailments such as arthritis. The scrapes on the hide are from the elk standing on their hind legs and fighting each other with their front hooves, but it usually just horse play. (Photo by Theresa Malloy)
You’re in luck: Leprechaun Days returns Rosemount’s annual summer festival is packed with events by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
group was deported to Laos. Upon returning to the Twin Cities last month, Lange, 42, will share these and other experiences Sunday, July 14, during the 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services, which are open to the public, at Metro Baptist Church in Bloomington. In addition to speaking, Lange will present several videos from his mission work. The son of a former Eagan High School administrator, Lange was raised in a Christian home, but
As you drive down Denmark Avenue past the Dakota County Fairgrounds and into the heart of the Farmington farm country, the sight of elk in the pasture piques enough curiosity to turn off before the road becomes gravel and stop at Elk Haven Farms. The farm looks like something out of a storybook with a rustic, white
barn with peeling paint and bright yellow lilies around the grounds. In a little shed by the elk pen, a tiny, gray kitten peeks out from the hay. The elk come near the gate, curious about the new visitor, but the creatures are rather docile and friendly. Owner Gary Smith calls the elk “regal animals” that “hold their heads high.” He does add that the bulls
Those who like food, music, playing games and getting together with their neighbors are in luck: Rosemount Leprechaun Days has all that covered. The 2013 version of the annual summer celebration is bigger and, by all accounts, will be better than ever. The schedule of events is bursting with new additions (see story in today’s special section inside) to bring the total activities to 70 over the 10-day celebration, which runs from July 19-28. “We are so excited for this year’s festival to start,” said Diane Wellman, presi-
dent of the all-volunteer Leprechaun Days Committee. “Everyone on the committee is working very hard to make this the best Leprechaun Days yet.” The centerpiece of the festival will be the Grand Day Parade, which will include 100 units, and the Midsummer Faire with its carnival rides, food booths, a beer garden, top Twin Cities music acts, fireworks and more. The grand marshals of the parade will be three men who know a little bit about parades. Rosemount High School band directors Steve Olsen, Leon Sieve and Bojan See LUCK, 12A
Bathtub Races connect Rosemount residents to hungry refugees by Sarah Allen SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
On July 23, three-person teams will race bathtubs on wheels through an obstacle course while water balloons are tossed at them by spectators. Although the Rosemount Leprechaun Days Bathtub Races may seem just like fun and games, the event will raise money for One Rosemount, Feeding Families. The See RACES, 12A
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With all his might
Dinner, motorcycle ride to honor Rosemount soldier who died Ben Kopp Memorial Ride to start, end in Apple Valley
Todd Leduc from Farmington in the Lakeville Pan-O-Prog Pedal Tractor Pull contest at the Southfork Shopping Center in Lakeville on July 9. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)
Penguin chicks make zoo debut
Events surrounding the Ben Kopp Memorial Ride will be Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, to honor the U.S. Army Ranger corporal and Rosemount resident who died July 18, 2009, after he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan. The events begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, with a fundraiser dinner at Bogart’s Place, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. There will be a guest speaker, silent auction and raffle 7-10 p.m. Jeff Dexter, who has served with the Minnesota National Guard for 14 years, will be the guest speaker. Dexter has been deployed three times – twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, according to Memorial Ride’s website. He has served as a chaplain assistant, provided security to a chaplain in
a combat zone, been a youth ministry worker for 16 years, been to four continents and 17 countries, climbed two 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado, run 17 full marathons and 28 half marathons. He grew up in St. Paul and resides in the Twin Cities. The 150-mile motorcycle ride will start and end at Bogart’s on Saturday, July 13. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 11 a.m. with riders returning around 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Funds raised from the event will be given to local charities that support veterans and their families. Special ride and parking privileges will be given to Gold Star Families. For more information, contact Rick Olsen, chairman of the Ben Kopp Memorial Ride, at rickolsen.777@gmail. com or 612-910-3246, or Jill Stephenson, Kopp’s mother and fundraising coordinator, at Iambenkoppsmother@ gmail.com or 612-868-7446.
Minnesota Community Sings event comes to Rosemount Voices of all ranges and ages are expected to take part in a Minnesota Community Sings event at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Minnesota Community Sings is an organization that aims to build the culture of community public singing in Minnesota. The event is geared toward ordinary people joining their friends and neighbors. Past events have been held out-
doors, in music halls and tents, but this one will be held inside the library. The group reports that participants have fun and feel great during the events, which are led by song leaders who select material that appeals to both young and old of any singing proficiency. No registration is necessary. More information is at http://mnsings.com.
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The Minnesota Zoo’s two penguin chicks made their public debut on July 10. Born March 2 and March 21, the male chicks are part of the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit which opened in 2011. The eldest chick, weighing just under 7 pounds, likes to swim and is comfortable in the water. He has a blue band on his right wing. The youngest chick, weighing around 6 pounds, was a bit skittish of water in the beginning but now enjoys it. He is already trying to “bray” like an adult penguin – sounding like a cross between a gull and a squeaky toy. He has a yellow band on his right wing. African penguins live and nest on the southwest coast of Africa, feeding primarily on anchovies, sardines, herring and pelagic goby. They are endangered in the wild due to oil spills, historical hunting and habitat destruction. (Photo submitted)
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Education Farmington District Service Center moves to high school To help save operating costs, administration is packing up its 421 Walnut St. office and moving across town by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
what will happen to the existing building that the district owns and operates. Plans are not yet finalized for the transition.
Joint meeting The Farmington School Board will hold a joint meeting with the Farmington City Council at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at City Hall.
The Farmington School District will relocate this summer from its 421 Walnut St. building to the high school on Flagstaff Avenue. This change expected to happen in August will save the district money in operating costs. Superintendent Jay Haugen said at a June 24 board meeting that the district spends about $20,000 in operating and maintenance costs at the current building. “I really like having the district office in the school. It reminds us who we are serving,” Haugen said. At a previous district, Haugen said the district service center was located in a school. “The change will perhaps give the administration a taste of what it’s like to be in the school,” communications coordinator Jim Skelly said. “That’s what we’re here for.” The move is a low-cost transition, Skelly said, that does not require a special fund. The high school administrators will move from their offices to the main level, and the district human resources and finance departments will take over their old offices. Skelly said the biggest change is that community entrance will now be at the south side instead of the east. No decision has been made about
The School Board is seeking applicants for a new financial advisory committee. The board is looking for six community members with management and finance backgrounds who can provide insight and suggestions on financial issues such as audits, debts, refinancing, special projects, budgets and fundraisers. Applications are available on the district website at farmington.k12.mn.us and should be returned prior to Thursday, Aug. 15.
200 MacBooks The School Board has approved a lease with Apple for 200, 13-inch MacBook Pros for teachers this coming school year. Head of instructional technology Charles Duarte said the district has identified about 90 teachers who would use the MacBooks for iBook lesson planning and instruction. An application process will help distribute the remaining laptops. This past school year, the District Service Center had 16 MacBook Pros available for rental, but “the supply really hasn’t met the demand,” Duarte said. Email Theresa Malloy email@example.com.
Eagan teen revives school’s outdoor theater by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
As a student at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Paige Schornak often passed the school’s overgrown and unused outdoor amphitheater. A theater buff, the Eagan resident set out to renovate the 20-year-old structure — a task for which last month she earned a Girl Scout Gold Award, scouting’s highest honor. “Most students didn’t know about it,” said Schornak, a 2012 graduate. “I’m in theater and enjoy the environment, so I figured I might as well kill two birds with one stone.” With a $20 budget, Schornak and a group of volunteers, designed and installed a new staircase, repaired the aging cement bleachers, and removed weeds that were taking over the seating and around the small stage. “I hope one day, SES can host a small talent show or productions here,” said Schornak, who is studying theater production design at Normandale Community College in Bloomington. Since the renovation, some teachers have used the amphitheater a few times for outdoor lectures.
Eagan resident Paige Schornak received a Girl Scout Gold Award in June for restoring the amphitheater at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley. Schornak graduated from SES last May. Jessica Harper is at jessica.harper@ecm- The Gold Award is the highest honor in inc.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek. Girl Scouts. (Photo by Jessica Harper)
District 196 Community Education classes District 196 Community Education will offer the following classes. To register, or for more information, call 651-423-7920 or visit www. district196.org/ce. • SWAT-Service with a Twist (grades 6-8), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22 through Friday, Aug. 2, Rosemount Middle School, $229. • APPLAUSE! Broadway Willy Wonka, Jr. (grades 5-12), 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $79. • Piano Adventures Camp (ages 7-9), 2-3 p.m. Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $69. • Angry Birds and More App Art Camp (ages 5-12), 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $115. • Spanish Camp (grades 1-3 or grades 4-6), Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $189. • Chinese Camp, (grades 1-3 or grades 4-6), Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Falcon Ridge Middle School, $189.
First Minnesota re-enactors give three cheers, first for “the great state of Alabama” and second for the original 1st Minnesota and what its men did. The cheers followed a friendly exchange between the two states’ adjutant generals on the battlefield. (Photo by Jonathan Young)
Retracing the 1st Minnesota’s steps Hejkal found out about the trip from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, cochair of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, who was a high school classmate. He and Ritchie both attended their high school reunion in Iowa immediately before the trip to Gettysburg. Samuel Henderson of Burnsville played a dual role in the Minnesota delegation that traveled to Gettysburg. He was a re-enactor and videographer. A member of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry re-enactment group, Henderson left the week before the anniversary to participate in re-enactments near the battlefield June 27-30. But as he donned his uniform, he also picked up a video camera. Henderson followed the official Minnesota delegation July 1-3, as well. As an intern with the Minnesota Historical Society, it was his task to capture the trip so those who couldn’t travel would still be able to “tag along.” He hopes to turn the footage into short documentary pieces. Through the pieces he is attempting to do more than simply record events. He’s trying to answer the question, “One hundred fifty years later, what kind of meaning does this hold for folks from all walks of life?” It will take time to go through the footage and create the documentaries, but Henderson hopes to finish them by the middle of August. They will be posted on mnhs.org. The official state delegation to Gettysburg rededicated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield. Minnesotans laid a wreath at the foot of each monument and honored the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s role in the conflict. Although it was the only Minnesota regiment to fight at Gettysburg, the unit played a critical role and suffered severe casualties. After seeing action on two of the three days of battle, approximately 70 percent of the 330 Minnesotans who fought were dead or wounded. “Visiting the battlefield, where so many Minnesotans lost their lives or were injured, brings home the pivotal role these brave young men played in determining the outcome of the American Civil War and the future of the nation,” said Steve Elliott, director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society. Members of the Minnesota delegation also placed commemorative Civil War veteran flags at each of the 52 Minnesota graves at the national cemetery.
Lakeville, Burnsville residents attend 150th anniversary of Gettysburg battle by Jonathan Young SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
It was an open field they charged across, headlong into whistling balls of lead that cut men down as they ran. The soldiers of the 1st Minnesota knew the bayonet charge they were making was suicide. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, who gave the order, knew it, too, but he needed five minutes to bring reinforcements to plug a critical hole in the Union line. He bought the time with Minnesotans’ lives. “Advance, Colonel, and take those colors,” Hancock ordered Col. William Colvill Jr. of Red Wing, commander of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Although outnumbered more than five to one by the opposing Alabama regiments, Colvill and his men acted without hesitation. According to tradition, 262 Minnesotans charged. After about 15 minutes fighting, only 47 soldiers returned to answer roll call. The rest were dead or wounded – an 82 percent casualty rate. But reinforcements had arrived, and the Union line was secure. “No soldier, on any field, in this or any other country, ever displayed grander heroism,” Hancock later said of the 1st Minnesota. Exactly 150 years after the charge, on the evening of July 2, 2013, a group of Minnesota soldiers, elected officials, history buffs and others stood at the top of the same slope as Colvill and his men. Two Dakota County men were part of the Minnesota delegation marking the Gettysburg battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Robert Hejkal Jr. of Lakeville said walking the battlefield made the history seem more real. “History has always been one of my things,” he said. Hejkal partially credits his interest in history to the fact that his father was in World War II. His grandfather was also in the military. Hejkal continued the family trade with a 41-year career in the Army, and his son was in the 101st Airborne during the Gulf War. Although Hejkal went to Gettysburg in 1992, he didn’t have a guide then. This trip offered him “the opportunity to get Email the author at jonathan.young@ the scoop from people who know.” ecm-inc.com.
College News University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, spring dean’s list, from Farmington – Brandon Cole, Collin Hough, Cynthia Koenigsberg, Alysha Stoffel; from Rosemount – David Bishop, Sean Conway, Leah Reber, Granger Taft. Bemidji State University, spring dean’s list, from Farmington – Cody Madison, Eric Oslund; from Rosemount – Jenna Bangerter, Leigh Johnson, Darryl Kayfes, Melanie Simonson, Shannon Thompson. University of Wisconsin-Stout, chancellor’s award, from Rosemount – Annie Foster, Alexandra Geller, Lilli Gray, Teraisa Guarneros, Hannah Kelly, Kathryn Krueger, Kaylie Lindsay, Kyle Mills, Katelynn Selig. Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, spring dean’s list, Misty Comby of Rosemount. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, spring graduate, Joseph Marthaler of Rosemount, B.S., marketing communications. University of St. Thomas, spring dean’s list, from Rosemount – Michaela Andrews, Chad Berg, Rachel Busse, Shelby Cooper, Justina Hausmann, Justin Hummelgard, Joseph Mitchell, Annie Myers, Laura Myers, Ashley Wettstein, David Yates, Albert Zender. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, spring dean’s list, Maxwell Busher of Rosemount. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, spring graduate, Bethany Fischer of Farmington, B.A., graphic communications. University of Minnesota, Crookston, spring dean’s list, from Rosemount – Ciara Rivera, Megan Wolfe, Daniel Worm. University of Minnesota, Crookston, spring graduates, from Rosemount – Laurie Tyson, B.S., sport and recreation management; Megan Wolfe, B.S., business management. The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, spring graduate, Laura Lewiski of Rosemount, B.S., nursing.
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Opinion Deep cuts in food stamps harmful, unwarranted It is painfully obvious that too many elected officials in Washington, D.C., have lost touch with the struggling people of this nation. This was demonstrated recently when House leaders proposed a farm bill that would have cut aid to food stamp (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients by a whopping $20 billion over a 10-year period. The Senate version, supported by Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, cut a more manageable $4 billion from SNAP during the same period. Although the measure failed in the House, it stands as a stark reminder of how unbalanced thinking can be in Washington when it comes to “solving” the struggles of this nation’s poor. The House may debate the farm bill again before September, but it will likely contain significant cuts to SNAP. That’s bad news for millions of U.S. families who are using the program as a bridge to survival. The farm bill has a great impact on the fate of an estimated 47 million Americans who are receiving food stamps. The $20 billion in cuts identified in the $940 billion House version would have eliminated food support for an estimated 2 million Americans. The lion’s share of the farm bill deals directly with food assistance programs for people who qualify. These are people who have gone
ECM Editorial through the same pains that have ravaged most Americans during the last five years as gas prices have soared, and many of the most common food products have experienced price increases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 of the 10 most common food products have experienced price increases in the last five years. For the middle class, the struggles have come in the form of belt tightening, perhaps through the loss of a family vacation, delaying the purchase of a new car, or putting fewer dollars toward retirement. For the nation’s poor, the last five years have been devastating, with fewer opportunities for jobs because of high unemployment, and a month-to-month scramble to pay the rent and avoid hunger pangs. Although it’s easy to keep poverty in the rearview mirror or omitted from our personal environment, the reality is that it affects one in 10 people in our state. There are hundreds of public school teachers throughout Minnesota who routinely send food home with needy kids because they are afraid they won’t eat again until they return to school. While it is true that as a nation we must get spending under control, doing
so at the expense of those who can least afford it, especially at a level proposed by the House, seems reckless. As 4th District U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said, it may even be considered “immoral, cruel and harmful.” In Minnesota the cuts would have affected an estimated 30,000 people. Currently, one in 10 Minnesotans receives SNAP benefits, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That is roughly 551,000 Minnesotans. Just within the 12 counties where ECM Publishers operates newspapers, there are 221,700 people receiving SNAP assistance, with an average monthly benefit of about $232 per household. These people are not invisible. They are moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, and thousands of children who rely on adults to keep them fed. Although there is logic behind having the food stamp program attached to the farm bill by creating a partnership between farm interests and urban consumers of food, it may be time to separate the two, so Americans can truly see where congressional leaders stand on these two important issues. The House bill totaled 629 pages. Food stamps and nutrition constituted $750 billion of the $940 billion plan. Opponents will point to the food stamp program as an enabler, allowing freeloaders to slip through without con-
State leaders say one thing, do the opposite by David C. Olson SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Minnesotans, prepare to dig deeper into your pocketbooks following actions of the 2013 Legislature. Companies are being asked to pay a very high premium for the privilege of doing business in Minnesota. Many changes in tax law take effect July 1 and many are retroactive to Jan. 1. These new taxes include individual income tax, corporate taxes, sales taxes, estate and gift taxes, and cigarette taxes. The pyramid effect of these higher, and often hidden, costs is certain to be felt across the state and negatively impact the Minnesota economy and business competitiveness. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce seeks to lower all of these costs. We support the call for a special session for immediate repeal of the B2B taxes: • Labor service charges for repair and maintenance of business equipment and machines, including farm equipment, effective July 1. • Purchases of telecommunications equipment by telecommunications providers, effective July 1. • Storage and warehousing services of business-related goods, effective April 1, 2014. Minnesota businesses will pay the 6.875 percent state sales tax, plus any local sales tax, on these services if you hire the work out. The cost especially hits small and midsize businesses that don’t
David C. Olson have the in-house expertise. The impact, without a doubt, will take a toll. Affected companies will be placed at an extreme disadvantage with their peers in other states and nations. Consumers will pay the price through higher costs for goods and services; employees will feel the impact through lower wages and lost jobs. B2B taxes are not only misguided fiscal policy, but they are at cross-purposes with legislative goals to promote economic growth. Consider these actions taken by the 2013 Legislature: A Job Creation Fund of $24 million was created to encourage industries – including storage and warehouse services and the businesses that use them – to locate in Minnesota. The B2B tax puts this industry at an extreme disadvantage, and without a healthy warehousing industry, Minnesota is less attractive for the businesses that require this service. Purchases of capital equipment will now be exempt from the sales tax rather than forcing companies to apply for tax refunds. That’s good. But now labor costs for repairing and maintaining the equipment are subject to sales tax.
The governor’s Broadband Task Force recommended keeping the current exemption, and the Legislature allocated, $500,000 to create a broadband development office to encourage investment of high-tech equipment and capacity in Minnesota. Yet the B2B tax was extended to telecommunications equipment, making it more expensive for providers to expand the state’s telecommunications infrastructure. The fact is, we did not even need the new tax to solve the budget. The Legislature faced a $627 million short-term problem and solved it by raising $2.3 billion in taxes. There is plenty of opportunity for the governor and lawmakers to correct their misguided actions by focusing on spending reductions. Owners and managers are tired of hearing our leaders promote a “pro-jobs” agenda, then pass “anti-business” legislation. In contrast, neighboring states are knocking on our doors, saying, “We are open for business” and backing it up with their policy decisions. These high and punitive taxes are making it harder and harder for our Minnesota businesses to ignore the welcoming invitations from other states. Let’s do the right thing and repeal these B2B taxes before we lose important businesses and jobs.
tributing to society. There will always be people who attempt to “work the system,” but the overwhelming majority of recipients take no joy in accepting assistance. In fact, in households with children who receive food stamps, 62 percent had at least one adult in the workforce in the month that they received support. And in the year prior to or the year immediately after a family with children received food stamps, 87 percent had one adult in the workforce. This hardly paints a picture of participants who want to remain on the program without working. Critics also often point to widespread fraud among participants. Ever since EBT cards were implemented to track purchases electronically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 96 percent of all transactions are accurate. If spending cuts are to be made all Americans may need to bear some burden, but leaders must do better with future nutrition spending proposals in the farm bill and not make a dire situation for our nation’s poor seem even more hopeless. An opinion from the ECM Editorial Board. Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune are part of ECM Publishers Inc.
News editor thanks Farmington community by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Starting next week, Dakota County Tribune readers will see a change in bylines. Andy Rogers will move from sports to covering Farmington news, as I head to ECM Publishers’ Waconia office as the new editor for The Mound Laker. My time covering Farmington remains far too brief. As I trade farms for lakes and head back to the Lake Minnetonka area were I was raised, I will miss the dynamic, interesting and closeknit community in Farmington. I wish I had the time to thank every person who shared their stories, welcomed me into their homes or offices and patiently listened to my ignorant questions about farming. Such kindness and generosity is appreciated and remembered. Perhaps my young career will still bring me back south, but until then I will cherish the experiences I have had reporting in your community. Thank you for making my job something I looked forward to every day. Andy will bring his expertise to produce exceptional community coverage. He has covered sports for 10 years and done some Farmington news reporting David Olson is president of the Minnesota in months leading up to my arrival. People can contact Andy at 952-846Chamber of Commerce – www.mncham2027 or firstname.lastname@example.org. My ber.com. Columns reflect the opinion of email address will remain theresa.malthe author. email@example.com.
Letters Lebanon Hills survey explained To the editor: I can’t idly sit by and let the assertion appearing in a recent letter to the editor of this newspaper suggesting that 60 percent of people polled by Dakota County oppose paved trails in Lebanon Hills go unchallenged. About a year ago, a very unscientific Survey Monkey survey conducted by Dakota County asked people what park uses they would support and one third answered paved trails. This was considered by county staff to be high considering the make up of respondents. The other
two thirds didn’t oppose paved trails: They simply had different choices. Based on the findings of this unscientific survey, the writer might want to suggest that if I go out for diner with two friends and I order a steak but the other two order something else that it means two thirds of us are opposed to steak. Earlier this year a poll was conducted for Dakota County by the National Research Center with a margin of error of 4 percent. When asked what uses they would support in Dakota County Parks such as Lebanon Hills, respondents were given eight specific choices and a ninth choice of “other.” Sixty-six percent selected
the choice of “Trail networks for hiking, biking or skiing.” Those who oppose paved trails in Lebanon Hills have an absolute right to their opinion; but they can’t create their own facts.
being one of the greatest acrimonious bits of phantasmagoria in this century. Mr Glossner’s hyperbolic objection to Kline’s bill, created to prevent pain in the helpless unborn, has become another cause for Mr. Glossner to be offended. TOM EGAN Mr. Glossner also takes Eagan issue that Kline does not Dakota County commis- think it proper to use fedsioner, Third District eral funds to abort our babies. He calls it a violation of women’s rights. Letter was It strikes me as inconincongruous gruous that saving the lives of millions of girl babies is To the editor: Has there ever been a in any way anti-feminist. more absurd or confusing letter to the editor than RICHARD IFFERT Ron Glossner’s letter on Eagan June 28? His rant against U.S. Rep. John Kline, R- Job fair slated Burnsville, borders on
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To the editor: Last week, we were reminded by the monthly jobs report how tepid economic growth remains. Too many Minnesotans have been out of work for more than several months, wages in many sectors are stagnant, and the unemployment rate is still too
high. To help provide new opportunities to put Minnesotans back to work in a highly competitive and uncertain job market, U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, will be hosting a Career and Jobs Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Eagan Community Center. The career and jobs fair is free and open to the public. If you are looking for a job, I encourage you to attend this event and share the information with anyone you know who is struggling as they navigate the uncertain economy. Scheduled to attend the jobs fair are more than 60 private-sector employers who currently have job openings in a wide variety of fields including the health care, technology, financial, and retail industries. Employment assistance organizations and a variety of educational institutions are also scheduled to attend. The fair will also include breakout sessions focusing on tips for job seekers, including effective
resume writing. The Better Business Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs will also be on hand offering workshops to help veterans find employment by translating specific veterans’ skill sets into finding a job. I hope to see many people Monday at the fair. SALLY BRYANT Career & Jobs Fair coordinator U.S. Rep. John Kline
Protecting unborn children To the editor: In reference to the June 28 letter titled “Kline votes regularly against women’s rights,” please change the title to “Kline votes regularly for innocent unborn children.” I thank Mr. Kline from the bottom of my heart, and rest assured, he has my vote. Keep up the good work. MARY JUNG Lakeville
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Hitting the road with free ultrasounds Pregnancy center looks to mobile outreach “Four years ago the president of the (Alpha) board and I attended a conference at Hosanna Church (in Lakeville),” she said. “Every speaker there said, ‘You need to go where people are in order to meet their needs.’ I just looked at her and I started writing down, ‘We need a mobile van.’ ” Alpha has been raising money since then to buy the $175,000 van, Thibodeaux said. Citing ICU Mobile statistics, Thibodeaux said 67 percent more women are likely to visit a mobile unit than a building. She and three other volunteer staffers are traveling to Akron for ICU Mobile training. Ultrasounds will be conducted by a registered diagnostic medical sonographer, Thibodeaux said. Once the van is operating, Alpha will provide client services such as counseling and classes in office space it now occupies at Bethesda Church in Prior Lake, Thibodeaux said. The van will park in locations for several hours at a time, she said. A commissioning service for the van is being held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the church, 15033 Highway 13 S. The Walk and Roll for Life, an annual Alpha fundraiser, will follow at 1:30 p.m. An open house with tours of the mobile unit will be held from 2-4 p.m.
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A south metro pregnancy center is taking its campaign to prevent abortions on the road. Alpha Women’s Center has sold its building in Savage and purchased a 31-foot van offering free pregnancy testing and ultrasound services. The Image Clear Ultrasound van will open for business on Aug. 12 and be visible in area communities before then, said Kim Thibodeaux, Alpha’s director. It will make an appearance during the Aug. 6 Night to Unite crime-fighting event at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burnsville. “And we’re in every parade we can get our hands on in the Scott County area,” said Thibodeaux, of Savage. Alpha’s goal in providing free pregnancy ultrasounds, which use sound wave images to visually evaluate fetal development, is simple. “The ultimate goal is to show women the ultrasounds so that they know it’s a life and that they are able to choose life for the unborn,” Thibodeaux said. Alpha Women’s Center is one of two Twin Cities pregnancy centers affiliated with Akron, Ohio-based Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile, a self-described Christian ministry that Thibodeaux said has provided about 40 mobile units nationwide. The other is the Robbinsdale Women’s Center, which serves the north metro, she said.
This is the mobile unit that will be deployed by Alpha Women’s Center, a south metro pregnancy center. (Submitted photo) Alpha plans to take its ICU Prior Lake in 1982. tant that any time a woman is Mobile van to south metro cities Similar pregnancy centers in- given health information, that where abortions are most prev- clude Amnion Crisis Pregnancy that information is never given alent, Thibodeaux said. That Center in Burnsville and Preg- with the intent of coercing her determination is made by ICU nancy Choices LifeCare Center or shaming her or judging her,” Mobile figures that count abor- in Apple Valley. On its website Aulwes said. tions by zip code, she said. Alpha is referring would-be “Our focus is places south of clients to those centers until it Going to the river that have the highest opens the mobile lab. the people number of abortions,” she said. Planned Parenthood, which Alpha Women’s Center, “Apple Valley and Burnsville bills itself as “the nation’s leadwhich also goes by the name Alare two of those locations,” and ing sexual and reproductive pha Pregnancy Resource Center, “Farmington’s right up there, health care provider and advois ditching bricks and mortar for too.” cate,” takes a different approach. outreach on wheels. ICU Mobile states on its It has a nonsurgical clinic in ApIn December the center sold website that “86.9 percent of ple Valley. the building at Highway 13 and abortion-minded women choose “Our experts at our clinic, life” after seeing their unborn their approach is to make sure County Road 42 it had occupied baby on an ultrasound. a woman who’s experiencing since 2000, Thibodeaux said. “The reason behind it is that “After they’ve determined an unintended pregnancy has people just weren’t finding us,” they are pregnant, they are go- all the information about all of she said. “And when they did ing to carry to term, we’re here her options so she could make call us, the issue was always to support them all the way with the best decision possible,” said transportation: ‘I don’t know the pregnancy process and par- Jen Aulwes, a spokeswoman for where you are, I don’t know how John Gessner can be reached enting process and referrals for Planned Parenthood of Minneat 952-846-2031 or email to get to you.’ ” adoption if that’s what they’re sota, North Dakota and South Alpha’s director since 2008, email@example.com. interested in,” Thibodeaux said Dakota. Thibodeaux has long been of Alpha, which was founded in “We really think it’s importhinking about going mobile.
News Briefs U.S. Rep. John Kline hosts job fair at Eagan Community Center U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, will host a career and jobs fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. The fair is free and open to the public. More than 60 employers, service organizations and educational institutions
will be attending. The fair will include breakout sessions focusing on tips for job seekers including effective resume writing. The Better Business Bureau and Minnesota Department of Military Affairs will offer workshops to help veterans find employment by translating specific veterans’ skill sets into finding a job. For more information, visit http:// kline.house.gov or e-mail Sally.Bryant@ mail.house.gov.
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NAMI provides help for parents in Minnesota NAMI Minnesota has received a $60,000 grant from the Dakota County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative to develop a Parent Peer Specialist Program that will work to improve the lives of children and adolescents living with a mental illness and their families. The program will connect families with a Parent Peer Navigator to help them understand and access appropriate treatment
for their child. The Parent Navigators have personal experience within the children’s mental health system and will work closely with families to help them identify services, gather information and coordinate planning meetings with service providers. Parents of children residing in Dakota County can be referred by their child’s school, a mental health agency or by contacting Jennie Bennett at 651-6452948, ext. 300.
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FIRE, from 1A 2006 and 20 new firefighters to fill a new station was a “whirlwind storm” and the fund took a hit, Allbee said. The proposal asks the city to put aside a fixed $150,000 to the retirement fund, $13,000 more than the scheduled payment. By 2018, the fixed payments are projected to put the retirement fund at 113 percent fully funded, whereas current payments would keep it 98 percent funded in the same year.
Retention issues Chief Tim Pietsch expressed at an earlier meeting concern about retention rates. With the impending retirements, the department is looking at a relatively young group to take over command positions. According to the 2012 department report, 49 percent of firefighters have less than five years of experience, whereas 11 percent have 20plus years of experience, the remaining 40 percent fall in the middle range. All Farmington firefighters are part-time, including the chief who is going on his 31st year of service. The firefighters have full-time jobs elsewhere and are committed to responding when paged. The firefighters presenting told the council that this investment could help keep firefighters in Farmington. Compared to other cities nearby, Farmington provides the lowest pension at about $4,575 per year of service for its 44 firefighters. Lakeville pensions for its 85 members are $6,230, Rosemount pensions come in at $6,900 for 47 firefighters, and Apple Valley is at $6,300 for its 65 firefighters. Pietsch said those who resign early may save the city money on the retirement side, but it costs the city more to train these people who leave. Firefighters can
retire between five to 20 years of service and collect a pension when they turn 50. If the 20 years is hit before age 50, one can defer this and get 5 percent added each year until 50. Others can defer and continue service. Since 2007, the city has not raised the pension.
Clothing allowance The department has also requested an increase in clothing allowances. Firefighters are currently given $50 at the end of the year as a part of their paycheck to pay for clothes. Uniform costs can total more than $400 out of pocket to pay for T-shirts, polos, duty pants, job sweatshirts, stocking or baseball caps and work boots. “Sometimes you are wearing dress clothes going to a fire,” Allbee said. The refund might not cover personal clothing losses. The department would like to see $200 given annually to each firefighter, which would cost the city $10,000 a year for a full 50-member unit. That is a $7,500 increase from the current budget.
Vehicle fund proposal
The city’s annual payments will drop to $240,000 in year 11 and climb to $245,000 starting year 23. The plan extends to 2048. The first expenses would be $1.45 million for funding vehicles in 2015, which would be the only time the fund would borrow money, done in parts and put toward chief vehicles and a fire marshal vehicle. The marshal does not have his own vehicle; he shares one with the chief.
Council reactions Council members were in favor of the clothing and retirement increases, but some questions were raised about the costly CIP plan. The council is applying more scrutiny to such requests because of state restrictions that cap the levy next year at 3 percent. Because the city is receiving local government aid dollars that match what the 3 percent levy would bring in, the city cannot increase a levy next year. This bind has sent the council back to the chopping block to make about $300,000 in cuts to its current proposed budget. Mayor Todd Larson questioned why the department could not use a vehicle from the Police Department when it gets a new one. Council Member Terry Donnelly called it a “wellthought-out plan” with his biggest question being that annual vehicle CIP contribution. Council members Jason Bartholomay and Doug Bonar supported the idea of putting the township’s money toward a vehicle fund as a more transparent solution. However, this would mean incurring holes elsewhere. Bonar said the biggest investment is first-life safety and the second concern in debt.
The final proposal was to set up a fire vehicle capital improvement plan, which would help set aside funds to replace vehicles. The department has 11 vehicles in its fleet that have not been replaced or are past the optimal replacement time. Past councils have deferred vehicle renewal to save costs. Emergency vehicles are the biggest cost the department has, Pietsch said. “It paints kind of a dire picture,” said Jim Schmitz, assistant chief and member of the fire vehicle committee. The CIP fund would put Email Theresa Malloy at away $280,000 per year for theresa.malloy@ecm-inc. the first 10 years, supported com. with an initial 10-year bond.
Rosemount native Jeff Lange trains a group of Thai men who are interested in becoming Baptist pastors while working as a missionary in the Southeast Asian nation. Lange will speak about his experiences in Thailand on Sunday, July 14, at Metro Baptist Church in Bloomington. (Photo submitted) LANGE, from 1A for most of his youth he wasn’t very devout. “Christianity didn’t make much of an impression on me back then,” he said. As a student at North Dakota State University, Lange found himself partying as much as studying. While there, he was accepted in to a Marine Corps flight school. “My whole life, I dreamed of flying jets,” he said. Though he was pursuing his dreams, Lange began to feel like something was missing from his life. Within a few years, he decided to join a Bible study group on campus, which inspired him to become a devout Baptist. Lange married his wife, Theresa, a few years later and earned a master’s in theology and cross cultural education.
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The couple decided to move to Thailand with their infant son in 2004 after taking a 10-day mission trip six years earlier. “I believe this is my life’s calling,” he said. Over the next nine years, Lange set up ministries in a Bangkok suburb and in villages across Thailand. Lange emphasized that the goal of his mission work, which is financed by several U.S. Baptist churches, is to support those who are open to Christianity. “We’re not forcing anyone or looking to grow the numbers,” Lange said. “I hope to see people get saved and help them reach their own social network of people.” Once a group expresses an interest in establishing a congregation, Lange helps them build a church and trains local pastors. Lange said his goal is to help the native people become their own spiritual leaders. In addition to sprouting ministries, Lange spends his time expanding educational opportunities in impoverished areas of Southeast Asia. Through his nonprofit, Lange offers free English classes and scholarships for poor families to send their children to school and to pay for school uniforms. As his ministry has grown, so too has Lange’s family.
The couple now has four children: Jonathan, 9, Grace, 6, Faith, 3, and Joshua, 7 months. Though the younger three children were born in Thailand, they were granted U.S. citizenship. Immersed in the culture, the children speak Thai and English but receive a Western education through home schooling. Though the children have spent much of their formative years in Thailand, they also remain connected to the United States. The family returns home for six months every three years to share their experiences with their church and visit family. Although the children have many positive experiences, kidnapping and human trafficking are all too real dangers in Thailand. As a result, Lange and his wife try to stay vigilant and keep a close eye on their young children. Deeply troubled by this reality, Lange said he is considering adding antihuman trafficking outreach to his ministries in the near future. “It’s heart-wrenching to see such young children who are victims of it,” he said. Jessica Harper is at jessica. email@example.com or facebook.com/sunthisweek.
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Business Volunteer Kelly recognized
Based on an employee survey, the Star Tribune ranked nearly 1,900 orgaMarty Kelly, senior vice nizations that have more president of marketing than 50 employees. More and business development than 64,300 employees contributed their views. at BurnsEbenezer provides care ville-based for older adults and others US Fedin need. It offers programs eral Credit in Apple Valley, Burnsville Union, was and Rosemount. recognized as Volunteer of the Year Marty Kelly Family Night by Minnesota Credit Unions for at Apple Valley Kids, a committee of the Medical Center Minnesota Credit Union Apple Valley MediFoundation. cal Center, 14655 Galaxie Kelly has been an active Ave., will host a free Famcommittee member and ily Night from 6-7:30 p.m. event coordinator since Tuesday, July 16. Families 2006, helping raise money of all sizes and ages are infor Gillette Children’s Spe- vited. cialty Healthcare in St. Backpacks will be proPaul through a variety of vided at no charge to the fundraising efforts. first 50 children. In addiKelly received the tion, physicians will be on award at the Minnesota site to perform back-toCredit Union Network’s school and sports physi2013 annual meeting and cals for $25, with the fees convention in May. going back to local area
Volk receives award Craig Volk, a Northwestern Mutual wealth management advisor based in Lakeville, is receiving the company’s Top Producer award. He will be recognized at Northwestern Mutual’s 133rd annual meeting event in July.
Ebenezer named a top workplace For the third time and second consecutive year, Ebenezer Society, a senior housing provider, has been named to the Star Tribune’s 2013 Top 100 Workplaces. Ebenezer was ranked No. 15. In addition, Ebenezer’s management received special recognition in the Star Tribune’s “Best In” category.
schools. Health care experts will share information on blood pressure (with free screenings), smoking cessation, nutrition, skin care, sleep health and more. A representative from Run n Fun will provide information on running shoes. Two formal presentations will be held. Robert Zabel, DO, Center for Dermatology, will speak on “Enjoy the Sun, Protect Your Skin” at 6:30 p.m., followed by Nathan Martinez, PT, DPT, Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy – Apple Valley, who will present “Take Charge of Your Joints” at 7 p.m. Children can enjoy an inflatable jumping house, and attendees will be able to tour a fire truck. The evening also will include refreshments and drawings for prizes.
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Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is making a difference in local communities by donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through Aug. 11. Customers donating a dollar to JDRF will receive a dollar in Comet Cash to use at their next visit. One hundred percent of their donation will go Blood drive at to JDRF. credit union Erbert & Gerbert’s US Federal Credit shops are located in Apple Union, 1400 Riverwood Valley and Lakeville. Drive, Burnsville, will host its biannual MemoPrime adds rial Blood Centers blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. jobs in Texas Prime Therapeutic, an Friday, July 19. The comEagan-based pharmacy munity is invited to particbenefit manager, is adding ipate. Donors must be 17 200 customer service posi- years of age, at least 110 tions at its contact center pounds, in good health in Irving, Texas. The new and cannot have donated employees will support blood within the last 56 the company’s member days. For contact and regisgrowth in the Medicare, pharmacy home delivery tration information, visit and health care exchange http://allstarclub.mbc.org/ mbc/mobilesch/sc.php businesses. and enter sponsor code 9820.
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QA1 Precision Products, a Lakeville supplier of high performance suspension components and rod ends for the street performance, drag racing, hot rod and circle track markets, is inviting those who have preregistered for the 2013 Car Craft Summer Nationals to spend the morning of July 19 at its Lakeville facility before cruising alongside others up to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. From 7 to 9:15 a.m., visitors can show off their cars, tour QA1’s manufacturing facility, enjoy coffee and doughnuts and win a
Dance studio grand opening Fred Astaire Dance Studios - SouthMetro will hold its grand opening from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. The studio is at 1975 Seneca Road, Suite 700, Eagan. The event will feature free group lessons, door prizes, demonstrations and refreshments. Information: 651-451-6300 or www.fredastairemn. com/grandopening.asp.
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Dave Smith extends his hand out to one of the cows at Elk Haven Farms. The elk are rather docile animals unless the mother has a young calf or it’s the fall mating season. (Photo by Theresa Malloy) ELK, from 1A get feisty in the fall during mating season, and the cows can get a little testy around people who go near the young calves. The elk sometimes play around and stand on their hind legs and fight each other. For about 60 years Smith has lived and worked on this farmland that once belonged to his father. This Elk Haven Farms is a more recent venture he started with his son Dave Smith, which was started several years back. Dave Smith is a bartender at weddings and Aflac representative by day, but he is a farming entrepreneur in his free time, overseeing Elk Haven Farms and his own vegetable venture nearby. Gary Smith said he did not want to farm after growing up on the farm, but he came back to farming and enjoys just spending time out in the quiet isolation of the fields, only interrupted by an occasional passing car driving too fast on the gravel with the speakers blaring. The life of a farmer is not easy, he shares. The prolonged winter killed some of the grass in the hay fields and a wet June made vegetable growth stagnant. Five spotted calves hobble around the pen, which is divided into two sides to separate the bulls and cows. A few younger bulls stay with their mothers until they are ready to move to the other side. Near the back of the cow side is a patch of mud for the elk to cool off. Elk have thick hides that help them withstand the belowzero weather, but it gets hot in the summer months. The mud doubles as a way to see the calves that blend into the grasses. The elk population sus-
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ing to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance. This caused some international restrictions on importing North American elk velvet and in part contributed to the price drop. Velvet is an ingredient in Chinese medicine, said to have natural medicinal properties that help with aliments such as arthritis. The Smiths ship some velvet off to Idaho where the pills are packaged. They sell these at the farm but not the Farmington market because of strict rules that products sold must be produced within a certain radius of Farmington. As the bulls get older, the antlers get heavier, sometimes weighing as much as 40-50 pounds. To retrieve the velvet, the bulls are tranquilized and the antlers are sawed off, then stored in a freezer. When it comes time to butcher the elk, the cows make for good steaks, and the bulls are ground in hamburger meat. The Smiths sell many parts of the elk including the hide and even the stomach, per request. Gary Smith said elk hide can be used to make fine leather and often it is used for firefighting gloves because the heat resistance is high. However, Minnesota only has one tannery now, in Duluth. An Owatonna tannery shut down a few years back after declaring bankruptcy. What keeps the Smiths going is optimism and a love for their trade. The two raise barley and oats and make hay bales for their elk. As they pour the food into the troughs, they stand and watch the elk while the sun lowers on a pretty perfect summer day. Email Theresa Malloy at theresa.malloy@ecm-inc. com.
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Farmington Briefs Farmington Community Ed classes offered Enrollment is open for the following classes offered by Farmington Community Education. Call 651-460-3200 or visit www.farmingtonCE.com for more information. â€˘ Monday, July 15: Summer Swim Lessons Session 3 (DMS); Letâ€™s Go to the Lake Art Camp (MVE); ECFE Nature All Around Us (MVE). â€˘ Tuesday, July 16: Light Up the Night Glow Art for Your Room (MVE). â€˘ Friday, July 19: Meek and Mighty Triathlons (DMS). â€˘ Monday, July 22: Basketballâ€“Scoring/Position Camp (FHS); Dolphin Seafari Art Camp (MVE); LEGO X Olympic Decathlon (NTE). â€˘ Tuesday, July 23: ACT Prep Class (FHS). â€˘ Monday, July 29: Summer Swim Lessons Session 4 (DMS); Synchronized Swimming (DMS); Water Sports (DMS); Fencing Camp (DMS); Roaring Rock-
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ets (MVE); KinderReady Rosemount-based MinCamp (MVE). nesota Energy Resources â€˘ Tuesday, July 30: Bughas created the â€œItâ€™s Worth gy for Bugs (MVE). the Energyâ€? grant opportunity worth up to $3,000. Farmington Organizations located and Library events operating in the Minnesota Energy Resourcesâ€™ service The Farmington Liarea can submit proposals brary, 508 Third St., for a project that betters the will offer the following community in one of the programs. Call 651-438following three areas: Envi0250 for more informaronment, community or hution. man services. â€˘ Makeup with StepEligible organizations pingStone Theatre, 6-8 must be 501(c)3 nonprofit p.m. Monday, July 15. organizations, operate in the Ages: 10-16. Registraareas of environment, comtion required. munity or human services, â€˘ Meet the Instruhave an active social media ments with Groth Music, presence on Facebook, have 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesa cooperative attitude today, July 16. Ages 2-12. wards partnering with Minâ€˘ Storytime in the nesota Energy Resources Park, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and be in good standing Wednesday, July 17. Stowith the local community. ries, games and crafts at Project proposals are due Lake Julia Park. PresentJuly 24. The top three projed in partnership with ects, as selected by an indeFarmington Parks and pendent panel of judges, Recreation. Ages: 2-8. will be voted on by followers â€˘ Guitar Hero, 3:30of the Minnesota Energy 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July Resourcesâ€™ Facebook page. 18. Ages: 10-16. Voting will take place Sept. â€˘ Reading with Horse3 through Oct. 1. power, 10:30-11:30 a.m. All three finalists will Friday, July 19. Live receive a grant â€“ first place miniature horse and a will receive $3,000; second, horse story outdoors at $2,000; and third, $1,000. the Farmington Library.
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Sports Baseball tourney attracts 90 teams Gopher Classic pool play takes place at several local sites by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
The Jim Hanus Gopher Classic, already the largest American Legion baseball tournament in the United States, is growing again. The 90-team tournament – up six from last year – starts Friday with pool play at 15 sites, including four in Dakota County. Fifty-nine teams are from Minnesota, and nine of them are from Dakota County. The tournament has almost doubled in size since 2006, when it had 48 teams. The Gopher Classic’s namesake, Jim Hanus, was a longtime coach of several teams in the Minnetonka/Excelsior area, including the Excelsior Legion. Barring weather delays, each team will play five games over three days through Sunday, with a playoff phase beginning Monday and concluding with the championship game at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans Field in Minnetonka. Apple Valley is host of a pool at Legion Field that has two-time defending Gopher Classic champion Coon Rapids, along with Minnesota teams Rosetown and Mankato National, West Fargo, N.D., and Yankton, S.D. On Friday, Apple Valley will play Rosetown at 9 a.m. and Mankato National at 2 p.m. Burnsville, ranked third in last week’s state American Legion poll, will be
host of pool play at Alimagnet Park. Others in that pool are Minnesota teams East Grand Forks, Rochester A’s and Shakopee, plus DePere, Wis., and Sioux Falls West of South Dakota. Burnsville opens play Friday against the Rochester A’s at 4:30 p.m. and Sioux Falls West at 7 p.m. Sixth-ranked Lakeville North is a pool-play host, with games split between Lakeville North High School and Frederickson Field in Elko. Champlin, Owatonna and Wayzata play in the Lakeville North pool, along with Kenosha, Wis., and a Canadian team, the Calgary Dinos. Lakeville North plays one game on Friday against Owatonna at 2 p.m. at Elko. Eagan will face Andover, East Ridge, Detroit Lakes, Papillion (Neb.) North and Brandon Valley, S.D., in pool play at Eagan High School. Eagan has a pool-play doubleheader Friday with games against Papillion North at 4 p.m. and Detroit Lakes at 6:30 p.m. Eastview, ranked eighth in the state, will be part of a pool at Veterans Field in Minnetonka. The Thunder plays two games Friday against Minneapolis Southwest at 11:30 a.m. and Dilworth-GlyndonFelton at 2 p.m. Eastview closes pool play against No. 2-ranked Excelsior at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Lakeville South will take part in pool play at
Eastview’s Grant Martinson pitches in an American Legion baseball game against Burnsville on Tuesday. Eastview is one of nine teams from Dakota County that will play in the Gopher Classic beginning Friday. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) Braemar Park in Edina, taking on Ash Port of Green Bay, Wis., in its opener at 9 a.m. Friday. Farmington will have its pool-play games at Bethel University in Arden Hills. The team plays Grand Forks, N.D., at 1 p.m. Friday, followed
by Bemidji at 3:30 p.m. Farmington closes pool play with a game against No. 1-ranked Tri-City Red of New Brighton at 1 p.m. Sunday. Rosemount goes to Maple Grove High School for pool play. On Friday, the team faces Hamline
Purple of St. Paul at 4:30 p.m. and Maple Grove at 7 p.m. Champions from 15 pool-play sites, along with one second-place team, advance to the 16-team, single-elimination playoffs Monday in Bloomington, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie
and Edina. More information about the tournament is available at www.tricitybaseball.org/GopherClassic.htm. Email Mike Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
Tigers coach hired as Park Center activities coordinator Carpentier helped build girls team into contender by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Former Farmington soccer coach and teacher Rob Carpentier was recently hired as the new activities coordinator at Park Center High School. Although it was a promotion for Carpentier, he paused for a moment before jumping at the chance. “Leaving the Farmington program was the toughest part of my decision,” he said. “That says so much about the people in the program, from kids to parents to coaches ... My time with the Farmington girls program was honestly the most fulfilling coaching experience
I’ve ever had.” He leaves the program in the hands of Tracie Randall, who was the junior varsity coach. “I think it is a wonderful decision,” Carpentier said. “I feel great for Tracie. She has the technical knowledge to be a success and she already has relationships with many of the girls. This is a great match for the girls, too, as I know they were looking for continuity and a seamless transition from one head coach to another.” A seamless transition will be helpful considering the Tigers have been a team on the rise. Carpentier was the girls varsity soccer coach for the past four years and social studies teacher. Last year, Carpentier’s team finished tied for first in the Missota Conference
and was the runner-up in the Section 1AA finals. With a 12-5-2 record, it was the best season yet for the Tigers. “I am confident it will be even greater this coming fall,” Carpentier said. “The academic success was great and, of course, there was the build-up to last year’s record-breaking season on the field.” He said his experience with the team will help him with the Pirates of Park Center, especially with how much the program grew, which gave him plenty of administrative experience. The number of participants increased from about 60-65 girls his first year to 88 last year. “The real preparation came from my ability to build and cultivate relationships with athletic and activity directors around
the metro area,” Carpentier said. “This included discussions of various issues that activity administrators face on a consistent basis.” The Farmington activities and athletic director Jon Summer “was a powerful influence on my preparation,” he said. “If I can be half the administrator he is then I will find success,” Carpentier said. He’s been teaching for more than 20 years. Early on in his career he focused on studying at William Mitchell College of Law, but in 1994, weeks before he was scheduled to take the bar exam, he was offered a job as a teacher and never looked back. He said he envisioned being a teacher and coach until he retired, but those close to him suggested he look into activity adminis-
tration. “I feel strongly that I can make a more strategic, big picture difference with our students by taking on this new challenge,” Carpentier said. “I have always been involved in education because of the positive influence I can have on students. This allows me to go from coaching a team to coaching the coaches and advisors throughout an entire activity department.” As he leaves Farmington for life in the northern suburbs, Carpentier said he is forever “indebted to Tracie Randall, Linda Crawford, Robb Virgin, Eric Shelton, Jon Graff, Jason Kohlbeck and Kjerstin Theraldson as members of our staff for the loyalty and friendship they provided me in my time in Farmington. And
of course, I have to thank Jon Summer for the support and belief he showed throughout my time in the community.”
New coach Assistant varsity baseball coach Graff is taking over as head coach for the Tigers next year. Graff is replacing Mike Winters, who has been the head coach for the past 13 seasons. Graff has been an assistant for the past 11 years. He’s also helped coach football, soccer and basketball. He has been a history teacher at Farmington High School since 1997. Graff also coaches the American Legion baseball team in Farmington. Email Andy Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notebook: Two local soccer teams chosen for Super Elite tourney by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Two teams from Dakota County will be involved in one of the kickoff events this weekend for the USA Cup international youth soccer tournament in Blaine. The Dakota Rev Riptide Under-14 girls team and the Eagan Wave Premier Under-16 girls team were invited to the USA Cup Super Elite tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday at the National Sports Center. The main USA Cup tourney starts Tuesday and runs through July 20. The Super Elite tourney has six teams in each of four classes: girls U14, boys U14, girls U16 and boys U16. Teams first had to apply for the event and then be invited by tournament
officials. Dakota Rev Riptide won the Midwest Premier League, allowing just one goal in the process. Other teams in its division at the Super Elite tourney include MapleBrook Rush Premier and Minnesota Thunder Academy 99 as well as teams from Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin. In the girls U16 division, Eagan’s potential opponents include three Minnesota teams – Minnesota Thunder Academy 97 Blue, Tonka United Blue and NSSA Blast. There’s also one team from Wisconsin and one from Sendai, Japan. Schedules for the Super Elite tournament were not finalized when this edition went to press. They will be available at www. usacup.org.
World University Games Eagan native and University of Minnesota diver Sarah McCrady is competing this week in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. McCrady finished 12th in women’s platform diving preliminaries Monday and was scheduled to compete later this week in 10-meter synchronized diving with Purdue’s Mackenzie Tweardy as her teammate. The World University Games is an international multi-sport event that takes place every two years. Athletes must be at least 17 years old but not older than 28. McCrady, who will be a senior at Minnesota in the fall, has qualified for the NCAA Championships twice. She was
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The week in golf
son won the MGA Amateur in 2008 and Schmitz was the MGA Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Former Eagan High School standout Ryan Peterson is defending champion at the Minnesota State Open, scheduled July 19-21 at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. Ryan Peterson, who later played at Colorado State and has been competing on mini-tours since turning professional, won the 2012 championship at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. Tyler Ekenberg, an Apple Valley High School graduate now playing on the NGA Tour, also will play in the Minnesota State Open.
Minnesota’s premier event for amateur golfers is next week and is followed two days later by its premier event for amateurs and professionals. The 110th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship is Monday through Wednesday at Medina Golf and Country Club. Among those expected to compete are Valleywood Golf Course players Trent Peterson and Sammy Email Mike Shaughnessy at Schmitz, both of whom were mike.shaughnessy@ecm-inc. exempt from qualifying. Peter- com.
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Retracing the 1st Minnesota’s steps Dakota County residents attend 150th anniversary of Gettysburg battle by Jonathan Young SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
It was an open field they charged across, headlong into whistling balls of lead that cut men down as they ran. The soldiers of the 1st Minnesota knew the bayonet charge they were making was suicide. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, who gave the order, knew it, too, but he needed five minutes to bring reinforcements to plug a critical hole in the Union line. He bought the time with Minnesotans’ lives. “Advance, Colonel, and take those colors,” Hancock ordered Col. William Colvill Jr. of Red Wing, commander of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Although outnumbered more than five to one by the opposing Alabama regiments, Colvill and his men acted without hesitation. According to tradition, 262 Minnesotans charged.
After about 15 minutes fighting, only 47 soldiers returned to answer roll call. The rest were dead or wounded – an 82 percent casualty rate. But reinforcements had arrived, and the Union line was secure. “No soldier, on any field, in this or any other country, ever displayed grander heroism,” Hancock later said of the 1st Minnesota. Exactly 150 years after the charge, on the evening of July 2, 2013, a group of Minnesota soldiers, elected officials, history buffs and others stood at the top of the same slope as Colvill and his men. Two Dakota County men were part of the Minnesota delegation marking the Gettysburg battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Robert Hejkal Jr. of Lakeville said walking the battlefield made the history seem more real. “History has always been one of my things,” he
Samuel Henderson, of Burnsville, shoots footage in Gettysburg on July 1. (Photo by Jonathan Young) said. Hejkal partially credits his interest in history to the fact that his father was in World War II. His grandfather was also in the military. Hejkal continued the family trade with a 41-year career in the Army, and his son was in the 101st Airborne during the Gulf War. Although Hejkal went to Gettysburg in 1992, he didn’t have a guide then. This trip offered him “the opportunity to get the
scoop from people who know.” Hejkal found out about the trip from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, cochair of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, who was a high school classmate. He and Ritchie both attended their high school reunion in Iowa immediately before the trip to Gettysburg. Samuel Henderson of Burnsville played a dual role in the Minnesota delegation that traveled to Gettysburg. He was a reenactor and videographer. A member of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry re-enactment group, Henderson left the week before the anniversary to participate in re-enactments near the battlefield June 27-30. But as he donned his uniform, he also picked up a video camera. Henderson followed the official Minnesota delegation July 1-3, as well. As an intern with the Minnesota Historical Society, it was his task to capture the trip so those who couldn’t travel would still be able to “tag along.” Robert Hejkal Jr. (left) of Lakeville and Donald Nesheim of Robbinsdale lean against He hopes to turn the a fence in front of the McPherson barn, where heavy fighting took place at Gettysburg. footage into short docu(Photo by Jonathan Young) mentary pieces.
cated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield. Minnesotans laid a wreath at the foot of each monument and honored the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s role in the conflict. Although it was the only Minnesota regiment to fight at Gettysburg, the unit played a critical role and suffered severe casualties. After seeing action on two of the three days of battle, approximately 70 percent of the 330 Minnesotans who fought were dead or wounded. “Visiting the battlefield, where so many Minnesotans lost their lives or were injured, brings home the pivotal role these brave young men played in determining the outcome of the American Civil War and the future of the nation,” said Steve Elliott, director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society. Members of the Minnesota delegation also placed commemorative Civil War veteran flags at each of the 52 Minnesota graves at the national cemetery.
Through the pieces he is attempting to do more than simply record events. He’s trying to answer the question, “One hundred fifty years later, what kind of meaning does this hold for folks from all walks of life?” It will take time to go through the footage and create the documentaries, but Henderson hopes to finish them by the middle of August. They will be posted on mnhs.org. The official state delega- Email the author at jonation to Gettysburg rededi- email@example.com.
First Minnesota re-enactors give three cheers, first for “the great state of Alabama” and second for the original 1st Minnesota and what its men did. The cheers followed a friendly exchange between the two states’ adjutant generals on the battlefield. (Photo by Jonathan Young)
Lakeville man’s plan meets painful end Nathan Mehlhoff back home, uncertain of future by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
A Lakeville man’s 2,000-mile quest came to an abrupt halt last month, just 70 miles into his journey. An injury forced Nathan Mehlhoff, 22, to abandon his plan to walk from his parent’s Lakeville home on June 17 to San Francisco, Calif. The trip was to take months, but he only made it a few days. Nathan took refuge with a friend in Mankato, where a sore, swollen ankle refused to accept another step, and he wound up calling a cab to the doctor’s office. An X-ray revealed what doctors said was a stress fracture of his lower left tibia bone. “I basically could not walk,” Nathan said. “I was limping around and it was very painful.” Doctors estimated four
to six weeks time to heal, a prognosis Nathan said left him “devastated.” The Lakeville High School graduate and English major at Winona State University had decided to take a break from school to pursue adventure and raise money for Feeding America, a hunger relief charity. He had wanted to see the world, meet people and possibly begin a blogging career by gaining sponsors as he documented his cross-country walk on www.seeingitslowly.com. Doctors briefly revived his hope for the journey by suggesting he may be able to bike to California. Days after his brother Colton Mehlhoff brought Nathan home, he borrowed Colton’s bike to take a five-day test drive through Minnesota and Wisconsin. The six-day, 200-mile trip went great. Nathan’s travels included Cannon Falls, Lake City and Menomonie, Wis.
In an email to Sun Thisweek, Nathan described “green landscapes under clear blue skies cut by running water and spotted with small towns,” but when he got home July 3, a herniated disc in his back protested, pressed on his sciatic nerve and created excruciating pain down his leg. “That was the most amount of pain I’ve ever had in my life,” Nathan said. His discomfort was multiplied by a bad cold he said he caught while camping at a truck stop parking lot. “It was not the most comfortable night,” he said. Although diverted from his plans for a big adventure, Nathan said he did enjoy the smaller travels he was able to complete, noting some of the wonderful people he met along his way.
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RACES, from 1A proceeds will help feed Haitian refugees living in the Dominican Republic. Earlier this year, more than 1,400 volunteers from Rosemount packaged 285,120 meals for families in the Dominican Republic through the nonprofit Impact Lives. The food has been packed, yet $26,000 is still needed in order to ship it. The Rev. Bill Goodwin, pastor of Lighthouse Christian Church in Rosemount, is a member of One Rosemount and a leader of the Bathtub Races. â€œWhat a wonderful community-wide event,â€? Goodwin said, â€œThe community can come together and tackle the remainder of funds so that the food we packaged wonâ€™t sit in a warehouse. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to finish what we started.â€? The Feeding Families initiative was sparked by Goodwinâ€™s trip to East Africa in September of last year. Goodwin visited East Africa to monitor a Lighthouse project, partially sponsored by the 2012 Bathtub Races. During the trip, Goodwin visited a local school. The school proudly displayed their newly improved lunches. Goodwin noticed two pots of food with eager children huddled around it. â€œIs this the kidsâ€™ lunch for today?â€? Goodwin asked. The teacher corrected him, saying that the two pots fed 100 children every four days. After witnessing such shocking conditions, Goodwin returned to One Rosemount and proposed the group tackle world hunger. One Rosemount took the initiative to Impact Lives. The two groups joined together to reach hungry refugees in the Dominican Republic. One Rosemount hopes
A spectator at last yearâ€™s Rosemount Leprechaun Days Bathtub Races hurls a water balloon toward one of the participants in the races. This yearâ€™s event will raise money for the One Rosemount, Feeding Families effort. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) that the Bathtub Races and Family Fun Night will raise both money and awareness for the cause. Attendance is anticipated to double this year to 800 people and KARE 11 sportscaster Eric Perkins is expected to cover the event with Perk at Play and the Fan Van. This yearâ€™s Family Fun Night includes many family-friendly opportunities to donate. Ticket sales will allow people to purchase such items as hot dogs, water, chips, temporary tattoos, three throws at the dunk tank or entry to one of the jumper houses. Attendees can expect the fun to begin at 5 p.m., kicking off with the Minnesota Athletic Trainerâ€™s Association presenting a zumba class demonstration. A karate demonstration begins at 6:15 p.m. The Rosemount Fire Department will also swing by with their trucks. A number of local churches plan to help out
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with tattoos and jumper houses, including Rosemount United Methodist Church, Lighthouse, St. Josephâ€™s and Community of Hope. Look for a complete list of dunk tank participants in next weekâ€™s edition and online at SunThisweek.com. Cub Foods will be providing food for attendees between activities. The bathtub races start at 6:30 p.m. Typically the races have 20 teams, but organizers are expecting more this year. The teams are split into three categories: adult, child and local business. The cost to race is a $50 donation. Winners receive a traveling trophy and will be honored in the Leprechaun Days Parade. Teams wishing to race can still apply at the Lighthouse Churchâ€™s website. Viewers are encouraged to buy balloons at $1 for a set of five. Event
LUCK, from 1A Hoover will traverse the parade route with more attention than usual. They will ride along with the award-winning and 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade qualifier Rosemount High School marching band as grand marshals. â€œThough they are quick to deflect praise to the students for the bandâ€™s Rose Bowl accomplishment and other awards, their leadership has created a culture of success that deserves recognition,â€? Wellman said. Bands of another kind will highlight the Midsummer Faire, which will run 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 26, and 1-11 p.m. Saturday, July 26. The lineup includes Rocket Club, a country rock band fronted by Chris Hawkey, co-host of the KFAN-radio Power Trip morning show; Arch Allies, a critically acclaimed Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon tribute band; and Sweet Siren, which covers top 40 hits of today. More information about the bands is at the newspaperâ€™s Information Central webpage at www. SunThisweek.com. The parade and Midsummer Faire will also provide a venue for people to give back to the community. The Share A Can Food Drive starts July 19 when people can bring nonperishable food items and donations to Cub Foods, but people also can bring their donations to Cubâ€™s parade float or to the Leprechaun Days Information Booth at the Central Park Shelter during the Midsummer Faire. Donations will go to 360 Communities and the CAP Agency. â€œThis is a great way for people to show they care about others who need a little help,â€? said Wellman, who is a Rosemount Cub employee.
organizers expect to fill 12,000 balloons for balloon-throwing spectators. Although the races will play a big part in reaching One Rosemountâ€™s goal of $26,000, there is still a long way to go. Organizers expect the races to raise $8,000. Area businesses also plan to support the cause, including Best Buyâ€™s donation of $1,000. One Rosemount hopes that the races will prompt the community to show their support as well. One Rosemount is still accepting volunteers to help fill balloons either Sunday, July 21, or Monday, July 22. Volunteers can apply online at the Lighthouse Churchâ€™s website. Donations for One Rosemount, Feeding Families can be sent through PayPal at www. OneRosemountFeedingFamilies.com. Email Sarah Allen at email@example.com.
CHANGES Note that this Wednesday, July 24, event has been cancelled. Asante Childrenâ€™s Choir Concert, 5:307:15 p.m., Rosemount Central Park Amphitheater. Community of Hope Church hot dog dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. The notice of cancellation came after the special section in todayâ€™s edition went to press. Also note that the list of Rosemount Area Seniors button sales locations is incorrect in the special section. Buttons are being sold at Cub Foods, Terryâ€™s Hardware, Kwik Trip, First State Bank of Rosemount, Walgreenâ€™s, Holiday Station Store on Chippendale Avenue and SuperAmerica. Look for updates to event information at www. SunThisweek.com and www.RosemountEvents. com.
Big events There are plenty of significant events that deserve mention this year. Inside this edition is a story about the Bathtub Races that aims to raise money for the One Rosemount, Feeding Families effort. Inside the special section in this edition is a story about the Bluegrass Americana Festival. People also can go online to www.SunThisweek.com/category/ Rosemount-LeprechaunDays-2013 to find a stories about the NHL Player Charity Game, new events, the Leprechaunâ€™s Lost Medallion Hunt, Rosemount Area Seniors button sales, a schedule of events and much more. More information is also at www.RosemountEvents.com. Email Tad Johnson at tad. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PICTURE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, NEW DRIVEWAY • Parking Lots • Private Roadways • Overlays
• Commercial Sealcoating & Striping
612-865-2879 Lic #BC638227 Insured A-1 Work Ray's Handyman
No job too small!!
Exterior Painting Many yrs exp. Free Ests. Teacher. Low Rate, Ins. Fred Kelson 651-688-0594
Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.
Int./Ext. Painting & Remodeling, 26 yrs, Ins., Ref's. Mike 763-434-0001
Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Decks CC's accept'd 952-270-1895
Ext/Interior Painting, And Repairs. Free ests.
Carpentry, Remodeling, Repair & Painting Services. I love to do it all! 612-220-1565
•FREE ESTIMATES •INSURED
10% Off Special!
Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com
Paver's Plus Landscaping Paver: Drives/Patios/Walks
Retaining/Boulder Walls, Paver Patios, Bobcat Work, Sod, Mulch & Rock. Decks & Fences
A RENEW PLUMBING •Drain Cleaning •Repairs •Remodeling •Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495 SAVE MONEY - Competent master plumber needs work. Lic#M3869 Jason 952-891-2490
Professional and Prompt
Water Features & Pavers.
Liberty Lawn Care Professional Lawn Mowing starts at $25. 952-261-6552
* Roofing * Siding Gutters * Soffit/Fascia
TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Licensed * Bonded * Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB
NEED A ROOF?
Dun-Rite Roofing\Siding Locally owned & operated!
952-461-5155 Lic. 2017781
**Mike the Painter Interior/ exterior, Wallpaper, 35 yrs exp, Ins 612-964-5776
Any job over $1000
16586 Johnson Mem. Dr. Jordan, MN 55352 Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Present coupon after you receive your bid. Not valid with any other offer or discount.
Family Owned & Operated for Over 40 Years
- We Deliver www.HermansLandscape.com
Building & Remodeling
ARTHUR THEYSON CONSTRUCTION
Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs – 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156
Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding.
Fully Licensed & Insured
BBB Accredited “A” Rating Registered W/Dept of Agriculture. 16+ Yrs Exp. No Job Too Big or Small 952-883-0671 612-715-2105
Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. BC 515711
Rich's Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871
Why Wait Roofing LLC 2750 Tear-offs & New Construction Siding & Gutters Over 18 yrs exp. Free est. Rodney Oldenburg
Schools & Instruction
USPTA Pro - 15 years exp. CALL RON 651-292-0043
Lic #BC156835 • Insured We Take Care of Insurance Claims Offering the Best Extended Manufacturers Warranty
Al & Rich's Low Cost Stump Removal, Portable Mach. Professional tree trimming & removal. ◆ ◆ 952-469-2634 ◆ ◆
Call Jeff for
Stump Removal Narrow Access Backyards Fully Insured
Jeff 612-578-5299 NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL Free Est Lic/Ins 952-888-5123 STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$. Ins'd Brett 612-290-1213
Vintage & Antique Sales Historic Downtown Carver
7 Vintage Shops
Open 3 Days Every Month! Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4)
July 18, 19, 20
Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver
Stainless steel side-side refrig/gas range. New. $700/$300 612-387-5447
One stacker plot w/two vaults at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. $2500. Cemetary price $4000. Call Pat 763574-9837
Collectibles & Art
MN STAMP EXPO
Exp'd. Prof., Lic., Ins'd. Reasonable Rates.
Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Crystal Community Ctr. 4800 Douglas Dr. North
PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC.
Absolute Tree Service
Tree Trimming & Removal Insured 952-445-1812
20+ Yrs Experience Roggenbuck Tree Care, LLC. Licensed-Bonded-Insured Call (612)636-1442
AJ's Tree Service
Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured
Roofs, Siding, & Gutters
July 19, 20 & 21
BROOKLYN PARK 9242 Dunbar Knoll Cir. N. July 11-12-13 (9-5) Furn., collectibles - dolls, antiqs, stained glass, misc.
LAKEVILLE 17919 Kindle Court 7/17-18 12-8pm., 7/20 9-4pm Estate/ Moving Sale! Leath furn, office, dining tbl, buffet, Décor, Tools & HH!
Bloomington 9219 2nd Ave South.
Fri-Sat, 7/12-13 (9-4) home loaded - jewelry, retro furn, art, clocks, garage misc and much more! 612-227-1269
Roofs, Siding, & Gutters
• Pulverized Dirt - $12.75 yd • Concrete Edging Starting at $1.29 ea. • Rock Engraving • Colored Mulch $28.00 yd • Bagged Mulch $3.00 2cu. yd
Each Yard OFF of Mulch
See website for all varieties. Exp. 5/31/13 Limit one per customer.
General Contractors STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS
FREE ESTIMATES Lic # 6793
(763) 550-0043 • (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600
3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 • Plymouth, MN 55447
A Fresh Look, Inc.
FREE ESTIMATES Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251
Silver Fox Services
LOW LOW PRICES
952-894-6226 / 612-239-3181
Roofs, Siding, & Gutters
612-703-0175 Mbr: BBB Trimming, Removal & Stump Grinding.
$0 For Estimate Timberline Tree & Landscape. Spring Discount - 25% Off Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding 612-644-8035 Remove Large Trees & Stumps CHEAP
Any job over $2000 OR
• Window & Door $27,800 Replacement 16’x16’ room • Additions • Roofs addition • Basements Call for details • Garages 28 yrs. exp. • Decks • Siding Insurance Claims
Offering Complete Landscape Services
Lawn & Garden
No Subcontractors Used.
Asphalt Driveways Call Scott 952-890-9461
BBB Free Est. MC/Visa
30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator
Screened Black Dirt. Bobcat & Demolition Work. 6-10-15-20 Yd Dumpsters
www.gardnerconcrete.net Family Owned & Operated
Call 952-334-9840 E-ZLandscape.com
DAVE'S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING Int/Ext • Free Est • 23 Yrs Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800
Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming Lot Clearing & Stump Removal Free Estimates 952-440-6104
Bonded • Insured
952-496-3977 • 952-445-5215
Building & Remodeling
Serving the Entire Metro Area
Residential • Commercial
Repair • Resurface • Replacement All Work Guaranteed*
(MN# BC215366) •
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**A CONCRETE** The PRESSURE LIFTING Origina “THE MUDJACKERS”
Will meet or beat prices! Int/Ext, Drywall Repair
All Home Repairs! Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258
QUALITY SERVICE Since 1949
Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc.
15 yrs exp.
Thomas Tree Service
Ceiling & Wall Textures
Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR EXTERIOR
2620 A Good Job!!
A Family Operated Business
H20 Damage – Plaster Repair
* Decks * Basements *Kitchen/Bath Remod *Roofing & Siding *All Types of Tile Free Quotes & Ideas
SANDING – REFINISHING Roy's Sanding Service Since 1951 CALL 952-888-9070
Painting & Drywall
AB LANDSCAPING Perennial gardens, general landscaping and shrub trimming. Call Al 952-432-7908
952-484-3337 Call Ray
5% Discount With Ad
R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs
Roofs, Siding, & Gutters
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Retaining Walls Call Butch 612-644-4836
Repair /Replace /Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com
Chimney & FP Cleaning
We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Ins'd Mbr: BBB Professional w/12 yrs exp.
GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS
“Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!”
3 Interior Rooms/$250 Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repair. Cabinet Enameling and Staining. 30 yrs exp. Steve 763-545-0506
Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry Baths & Tile Fencing Windows Water/Fire Damage Doors Lic•Bond•Ins Visa Accepted
Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins
Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell
PINNACLE DRYWALL *Hang *Tape *Texture*Sand Quality Guar. Ins. 612-644-1879
Int./Ext Painting/Staining & texturing. Free Est. 952-474-6258 Ins/Bond Major Credit Cards Accepted
Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.
MDH Lead Supervisor
*A and K PAINTING*
Status Contracting, Inc.
Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring
0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Bonded Insured Free Ests Resid, Comm & Service. Old/New Const, Remodels Bond Concrete & Water Serv Upgrades. Lic#CA06197 Proofing All types of concrete & pavers. Founda- Lew Electric: Resid & Comm. tion repair, drain tile sysService, Service Upgrades, tems. Sump pump installa- Remodels. Old or New Constr. Free Ests. Bonded/Insured tion. 651-485-4255 CONCRETE & MASONRY
PearsonDrywall.com 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel 952-200-6303
EGRESS WINDOWS FREE EST YEAR ROUND INS/LIC 651-777-5044
Child Care Providers
Owners on job site
Open Alanon Topic Thursdays 8:00pm AA Closed Topic Mtg.
2000 Mondays 7pm-8:30pm
Decks, Porches - Free Est. SUMMER IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! allwaysdecksinc.com Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763786-5475 Lic # 20003805
12 pm Closed Topic
A+ BBB Member
•Tuesdays 6:30pm Closed Big Book & 8pm Closed Discussion
South Suburban Alanon
Cement, Masonry, Waterproofing
St. Paul: 651-227-5502
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Notices & Information
Interior/Exterior Painting by the Pros Bonded & Insured Free Est. • Senior Discounts
Lic. #BC626700 Credit Cards Accepted
(952) 431- 9970 MN Lic. BC096834
Great Service Affordable Prices
July 11, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE Estate Sales
8040 Ensign Road
July 18-19-20 (8-6) Granny's Treasures! China, Silver, Coins, Linens, Crystal.
New In Plastic!! $150 MUST SELL!! 763-360-3829 Almost new office tables. Good for students. $50 ea. Pickup only. 952-932-9555 Dresser w/mirror, 7 drwrs, $150/BO. Walnut desk, 4 drwrs, $35/BO. 952-220-1156
Electric Lift Chair, like new! Paid $3,400. Asking $1,800/negot. 763-545-7700
WANTED Old Stereo / Hifi equip.
Upright Piano, gd cond. U pickup. Loc. In Living rm $200 952-898-2609
Snowblowers & Equipment
Ariens Snow Thrower 22 inch, 9.5 Ft-Lbs gross torque, electric start, used twice, must sell, moving. Purchased 11/2011 for $740.00 will sell for $375.00. Call 651-454-9159.
APPLE VALLEY 15404 Drexel Ct. 7/11-13th 9a-5pm. Grill, power/gardtools, auto, & kids toys! APPLE VALLEY Adoption Garage Sale Fundraiser July 18-20 9-4 ea day. 369 Walnut Lane. Bloomington Book sale for cancer. 7/20 9-3; 7/21 11-2. 927 East Old Shakopee Rd. Bloomington Estate and Multi-Family Sale. Tools, toys, furniture ,TV, wheelchair, walkers, stroller, strg bins, clothes â€“ kids to adult 2x and more! July 11-12-13 8am6pm. 901 W 80 Â˝ St. 1 Blk North of 82nd and Bryant BLOOMINGTON Large Sale! July 19-20; 8-4 Stampin'up, Longeberger, Blue Willow. Priced to sell!! 9659 Little Road Brooklyn Center BIG SALE! 7/11-12 (8-5); 7/13 (8-1). Boys/Girls (sz. 5-7), kids stuff, sports/outside, HH 3807 51st Ave N BROOKLYN PARK Moving Sale! Fri & Sat July 12 & 13; 8-5. Furn, hh, cloz, dishes, 7109 88th Av N BURNSVILLE 13016 Irving Ave. 7/18-22nd 9am-4pm.Everything must go! Furn, HH, baby &misc. Burnsville Coventry Court
Townhomes Garage Sales
Multi-Family 7/19-20 (8-4)
Corner of 42 & Chicago Ave
BURNSVILLE Moving! 11613 Galtier Dr. 7/19 -20th 9-3pm, Air comp. HH, Yd items, Electronics Crystal 7/12-13 (9-5) Multi-Family Wmn/Men/Kids cloz & misc HH. 6916 45th Pl. N. CRYSTAL MOVING SALE! Tues-Thurs. July 23-25; 9-5. 4956 Jersey Ave N. EAGAN Multi Family Sale 4333 Beaver Dam 7/18-20th HH, Furn, kids/Baby cloz Books, Movies & more! EDEN PRAIRIE Fri 7/12, 12-8; Sat 8-5; Sun 11-5. snowblowr, XL freezer tbl saw, DSR wheels, furn, more. 6347 Country Rd Edina: Big Sale - Great Deals! Furn., rugs, HH, toys, jwlry, CD's, X-box, art, games, more! 7/11-13 (8-6) 5716 Wooddale Ave Edina Moving Sale 7/18-20 (8-5) Silver, china, cloz, furn., tools. 7037 Valley View Rd FARMINGTON Huge Sale! 708 Spruce St. 7/17-18 & 19th 8-5p Antqs., furn. & tools!
RICHFIELD HUGE sale @ 7220 2nd Ave 7/12-13, 8-4! Men's & wom-
en's cloz, toys, furn, HH, etc
AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991 612-801-0065
Townhomes for Sale
AV: Townh Deluxe 4 BR, July 11-12-13 (8-5) Chairs, 3 BA, 2700 s.f. By Owner, Dressers, Tables & misc. $314,000 612-518-0608 ROSEMOUNT Estate Sale! 13552 Brass Pkwy 7/11-14 9-5p. Antqs. Furn, quilt fabrics/ samples & X'mas. West Bloomington 7/18-20 (8-6) Furn., sports, music, medical, kitchen, aquariums 8040 Ensign Rd
Boats, New & Used
Lake of the Woods Waterfront Acreage
3-6 plus acre lots with 280'-439' of Rainy River frontage each. Lots priced $99,000-$129,000. Log cabin also available. Possible contract for deed. Visit: www.lakeofwoodsland.com
14' Lund, 9.5 hp Johnson & trailer. $750 firm. 763-657-1841 after 6pm.
14' Tri Hull fiberglass fishing boat, trailer & 30hp Mariner motor. Exc. cond. 763-566-7463 or 612-845-8928 $1195 or B/O.
Apple Valley/Lakeville border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK. $27,000 Call Dona 612-581-3833
Chrysler 17ft, fiberglass open bow-tri hull, Good Cond. *New price $875 612-825-6283
Sporting Goods & Misc
Metalwood Drivers & Fairway Woods & Golf Bags. $6-$10 ea. 763-390-1500
AKC Poodle Standard Pups: chocolate/white, 5 weeks old. 763-434-5303 www.castandardpoodles.com
Safe Sanctuary Adoption Event July 13th 10-2 Pet Smart in Faribault. Many dogs, cats and kittens available Kittens adoption fee $120 all spayed, neutered, microchipped & vaccinated.
Family Care Child Care
Diane's Daycare - Pilot Knob & 140 St. Apple Valley. Opngs all ages.Call for more info 612-384-2289 Nanny/Babysitter: Willing to work in your hm or mine. PCA & CPR certif. Refs. 651-210-6700 Rsmnt: 2 FT opngs, 2 & up preschl, lic, fmr teacher, Rsmnt Elem 651-332-2447
Rentals Townhouse For Rent
AV TH! 2BR/1.5 BA, Fplc., W/D, lg. Kitch, $1200+utils. 651-437-8627
Houses For Rent
Farmington- 3 BR-2BA Single Family Home -Nice! two avail: $1395/$1495 Call for info:612-804-7591
2BR, 1BA house in country avail. Mid July For more info call Wes at: 612-868-5165
Mini Storage in Great Location! 8X20, 8X40. Call for details. 612-889-8768 Self Storage- Inver Grove Heights-8 x 20 units Secure and Dry: 651-983-7796
Apartments & Condos For Rent
Eagan 1 BR Furn. Apt w/awesome view. $700 inc. utils, WiFi, 40â€? flat screen tv. 651-454-7179 FMGTN -Avail 7/1- 1BR, 1BA, Entire upper level. Util. includ. $950 mo. Nice! Must see: 612-804-7591 Rosemount: 2 BD Off St. pkg. NO PETS. Available NOW. $600. 952-944-6808
Burnsville: Rambush Estates
2200 sq ft Manuf. Home One level living. Living rm + Fam rm w/fplc. Whirlpool tub in master bath. $1665/mo.
Employment Health Care
Employee will be cleaning, inspecting and servicing medical equipment, document and ship broken equipment to required manufacture, computer skills needed, experience preferred but not necessary we will train. Please send resumes to mwinecke@ cornermedical.com
Open House EVERY Wednesday 9-3. No Appt Necessary. Bloomington, Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information. FT Hospitality Dir. ServSafe Certified Qualif. & Job Descrip. www.sotv.org send app/resume to email@example.com
FT Medical Billing
Local Home Care is hiring for FT Medical Billing. An ideal candidate will have exp. in medical billing, strong math skills, good memory for details, proficient in MS Office, able to multi-task, and work efficiently in small office environment. For details and application/resume information, call Community Home Health @ 952-440-3955.
Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time day, evening, and overnight PCAs to care for individuals in their homes. Help needed in the Mendota Heights and Hastings areas. Responsible for assisting with client cares, food prep, light housekeeping, and laundry. Must be compassionate, have great attention to detail, excellent problem solving, communication skills, and must have a valid driver's license. If interested please submit online application at www.regencyhhc.com or fax resume attn: Allison @ 651-488-4656. EOE
Help Wanted/ Full Time
$ Dollars for Driving $ Better than Volunteering Mature drivers earn up to $400+ per week driving passengers to medical appointments in our minivans. Call our confidential info line 24/7
** Class A Driver
Spruce Place Senior Apartments
651-463-2511 1 and 2 Bedrooms
Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers
*$1500 Signing Bonus* McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 119 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added additional customers and must fill team driver positions immediately. If you want home time, a secure paycheck, and make over $60,000, in your first year, apply now. Program runs until August 31st. Drive for the best, drive for McLane!
McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057
firstname.lastname@example.org (507) 664-3038 Fax: (507) 664-3042
CDL License, clean driving record. $25 per hour.
McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary Lowell Russell Concrete of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualiJob Fair, We're hiring fied candidates to join our Production Team Mem- team! McLane, a wholebers! Join us on July 24th sale grocery distributor, from 1-5pm for Foldcraft's has been in business for on-site job fair! We are lo- over 100 years and contincated at: 14400 Southcross ues to grow each year! Our Drive, Burnsville, MN Minnesota location has re55306. To find out more cently added to our portfoand to be considered for lio of outstanding custhese positions complete tomers and must fill the the online applications at following positions immewww.foldcraft.com diately.
ADVERTISING SALES If you consider yourself strong-willed, forceful, determined and persuasive, the ECM-Sun Media Group in Eden Prairie has an opportunity for you! This is a sales career opportunity for a person with a real desire for success. Commission sales, bonuses, and repeat business. Full benefit package. Our parent company, ECM Publishers, operates throughout Minnesota, and we promote from within. If you can communicate effectively and want to work for a great newspaper, send your resume to: email@example.com or mail it to: Pam Miller ECM-Sun Media Group 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Drivers: CDL-A. Owner Op's. St. $4,000 sign-on Bonus. St. Paul Location. Rates up to $1.52 plus fuel surcharge. Tractor Lease purchase options, direct deposit, plate program and many more options. 888-992-5609
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Help Wanted/ Full Time
WANTED Full-time Class A Drivers Home Every Night â€˘ EAGAN service area â€˘ Starting Wage $18.00 Class A Drivers to make pick up and deliveries in the twin cities area. No OTR â€˘ Weekends off â€˘ Paid Time Off Lift gates â€˘ Trucks pre-loaded â€˘ Repeat customers
Located in Shakopee, New Hope and Lakeville. Entry level positions available All shifts $8.50-$10 hour.
15-25 hrs/week, days Regency Home HealthCare is seeking part time day, Flexible schedule, no office reporting required. evening, and overnight PCAs to care for individu- South metro area. Car req'd. KDS Cleaning Inc. als in their homes. Help Email resume to: needed in the St. Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org Minneapolis, New or call 952-831-5178 Brighton, Blaine, Inver Grove Heights, and Minnetonka areas. ResponsiMaintenance ble for assisting with Cedar Knolls Manufacclient cares, food prep, tured Home Communilight housekeeping, and ty seeking FT maintelaundry. Must be compasnance staff member. sionate, have great attenStarting pay $13.00 to tion to detail, excellent $13.50 per hour plus problem solving, commubenefits including 401K. nication skills, and must Please call Paul at: have a valid driver's li952-431-5771 cense. or email resume to: If interested please submit paul_kellen@ online application at equitylifestyle.com www.regencyhhc.com or contact Allison @ 651-488-4655. EOE
ECM Publishers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.
Help Wanted/ Full Time
Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747
N ATTENTIO SENIORS!
Studly is almost 6 months old and about 30 lbs. He will be about 40 lbs when full grown. He loves to play with other dogs but also loves to sit at your feet to watch a movie! He is active but by no means hyper! See Studly at the Burnsville Petco this Saturday from 11-3 with all our other dogs looking for homes. Adoption fee $300 but he is already neutered!! Call Jeff at 651-230-8243 or see all our dogs at www.last-hope.org
For more information call:
STUDLY MAY BE A MOVIE BUFF!
Bob's Sale 3965 Hubbard
QN. PILLOWTOP SET
LAKEVILLE 17718 Kingsway Path 7/19 & 20th 8-4p. HH, cloz, sm furn. Books, collectibles
Full Case Grocery Selectors (7:30 am Start) Loaders (11am Start) Candy Repack Selectors (6am Start) High School Diploma or GED required. We are seeking candidates with a good work history, great attendance record. Must pass drug screen, physical (if required) and background check. Some positions require additional skills. If you are interested in joining the McLane Team please email or fax your resume, stop in to fill out an application.
McLane Minnesota 1111 5th Street West Northfield, MN 55057 Fax (507) 664-3042 email@example.com EOE/M/F/D
Warehouse/ Packaging/ Assembly/ Seasonal Workers All shifts. Entry level to skilled positions available. Call (952)924-9000 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE MGR.for small, well-est.Co.in Fmgtn.Skilled in cust. serv. org.skills, AR/AP, payroll, tax rprting, Qkbks 32-40 hrs/wk Call Connie: 651-463-2573
Boat for days & never see the same shoreline! New 1 BR, Kitchen, loft, LR with 11â€™ cathedral ceiling, large deck ~700 sq. ft., air/heat, boat slip, pool, beach, many species of fish. 1 hour from Minneapolis. Sleeps 6-8, furnished, $89,900. RV Lots To Own (20â€™x42â€™) start at $39,900. Save money on gas and never make another reservation. All lots have lake views and boat slip. Mark 651-270-3226
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18096 Browns Lake Road, Richmond, MN 56368
To inquire, stop by our Eagan terminal, 2750 Lexington Ave S, Eagan Call 1-800-521-0287 or Apply Today Online at www.shipcc.com
Dispatch/Office Burnsville Location Full-time, Mon-Thur 3pm-10pm & Sundays 8am8pm. $13/hr. Must be able to cover other shifts if needed, including days, holidays, Fridays and Saturdays. Must be able to work on your own and with a team. Must be reliable with reliable transportation. Must be able to multi-task in a fastpaced environment with accuracy. Must have excellent handwriting and excellent customer service skills. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check.
Only serious applicants should call. Please call 612-816-0568
Augustana Regent at Burnsville
is a 148-unit independent and assisted living, memory care and care suite facility for seniors. We have a full time opening for an individual with maintenance/custodial experience to do facility maintenance, apartment repairs and turns. We are looking for a team player to help make our department number one in customer service, maintenance and housekeeping. Duties include apartment turns, carpet cleaning, tile floor cleaning, maintenance and repairs of apartments. Qualified applications will have a good eye for detail, strong mechanical ability, common sense, basic plumbing and electrical knowledge, be selfmotivated and have knowledge of floor care and machines. HVAC background and boilers license a plus. Interested candidates should send or fax their resume to:
Help Wanted/ Full Time
Operator- Analog Technologies,Corp., Burnsville seeks operator for operation of SMT automatic assembly equip. Responsible for set-up, operation, routine maintenance of equipment. Skills: effective communication, basic technical understanding of SMT processes & quality, & ability to promote team- driven, proactive culture. Previous SMT exp. preferred. IPC-610 certification required. Call: 952-894-9228 or email: Kchock@analog-tech.com Optometrists (Burnsville, MN): Conduct eye exams, diagnose problems and impairments; prescribe corrective lenses and provide treatment in busy retail environment. Must have D.O. & MN License. Send resume to T. Travers; National Vision, Inc.: 296 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30045. Overbye Transport, Inc., a Lakeville-based trucking co., is seeking a person to work in our Safety Depart. auditing driver daily logs. Previous exp. in driver log auditing is essential.Applicants with exp. in the FMCSRs is preferred. Send resume/cover letter to: bill@ overbyetransport.com. Scheduling Coordinator Children's Therapy Center currently has administrative position avail. Must be self motivated, positive & excellent communication skills. Hrs: 9:30-6pm Send resume and salary requirements to: info@ childrenstherapyctr.com.
4-H Program Coordinator Dakota County University of Minnesota Extension is recruiting for a 100% time 4-H Program Coordinator position in Dakota County. Essential qualifications: Bachelorâ€™s degree required. Must have experience in a direct youth development organization (as a member, volunteer, leader, paid staff member, or some combination). Access to reliable transportation for job-related travel. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
APPLY ON-LINE Requisition number: 185362 To apply on-line and to access the complete job description go to: employment.umn.edu/applicants/ Central?quickFind=112477 Completed applications must be received by July 26, 2013 to be considered. The U of M is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
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DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE July 11, 2013
Help Wanted/ Full & Part Time
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thezoo. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Mavis Staples, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Books July 21, in the amphitheater Deborah Lysholm, owner at the Minnesota Zoo as part of Heartbeat Studios in Apple of Subway Music in the Zoo. Valley, will sign copies of her Tickets: $56. Information: book, “Dancing to My Heart- www.mnzoo.com/musicinbeat,” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July thezoo. 14, at Barnes & Noble, 14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley. Events/festivals International Festival of Concerts Burnsville, 3-9 p.m. SaturMusic in Kelley Park fea- day, July 13, at Nicollet Comturing the David Gonzalez mons Park (12550 Nicollet Band, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July Ave.) and the Burnsville Per12, at Kelley Park, 6855 For- forming Arts Center – rain or tino St., Apple Valley. Free. shine. Information: www.inFood and beverages avail- tlfestburnsville.org. able for purchase. Lakeville Pan-O-Prog, Xavier Rudd with Nahko July 4-14. Information: www. and Medicine for the Peo- panoprog.org. ple, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July Rosemount Leprechaun 12, in the amphitheater at Days, July 19-28. Informathe Minnesota Zoo as part tion: www.rosemountevents. of Subway Music in the Zoo. com/Leprechaun.html. Tickets: $32. Information: www.mnzoo.com/musicin- Exhibits thezoo. “Cultural Perspectives: Dakota Valley Summer Color Our World” runs Pops Orchestra and Cho- through July 20 at the art galrale, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July lery at Burnsville Performing 14, Caponi Art Park’s Theater Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet in the Woods, Eagan. Free ($5 Ave. Sponsored by the Intersuggested donation). Rain national Festival of Burnsville date: July 21 at 7:30 p.m. and the Burnsville Performing Information: www.caponiart- Arts Center. park.org. “Seeing in Watercolor,” The Smorgasboards pol- an exhibit by the Ginnie Adka band, 7 p.m. Sunday, July ams Watercolor Group, runs 14, as part of Sunday Night through Aug. 1 at Lawshe Music in the Park at Nicollet Memorial Museum, 130 Third Commons Park, 12600 Nicol- Ave. N., South St. Paul. Inforlet Ave., Burnsville. Free. mation: 651-552-7548. Willie Nelson and Family, “Lines of New York” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in photography exhibit by Dean the amphitheater at the Min- Seaton runs throughout July nesota Zoo as part of Subway at Dunn Bros. Coffee, 1012 Music in the Zoo. Tickets: Diffley Road, Eagan. Meet the $87. Information: www.mn- artist 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July zoo.com/musicinthezoo. 20. Seaton’s “My MinnesoSongs of Hope, 7 p.m. ta” exhibit will be on display Wednesday, July 17, as part throughout August. of the Wednesday in the Park Concert Series at Civic Theater Center Park, 75 Civic Center “Peter Pan,” July 12-14, Parkway, Burnsville. Free. July 17-21, July 24-28, July Rain location: Nicollet Junior 31-Aug. 3, Eagan Summer High School. Community Theatre, Eagan Moses Oakland Blues High School auditorium. EnBand, 7 p.m. Thursday, ter lower east lot. Tickets: $15 July 18, in the Central Park for age 13 and older, $10 for Amphitheater, Rosemount. children age 12 and younger. Sponsored by Rosemount Box office open from 4-6 Area Arts Council. Free. p.m., 651-683-6964. Music in Kelley Park “The Music Man,” 7:30 featuring Patty Peterson and p.m. July 26-27, Aug. 2-3 and Friends, 6-9 p.m. Friday, July Aug. 9-10; 2 p.m. July 28, 19, at Kelley Park, 6855 For- Aug. 4 and Aug. 11; Northtino St., Apple Valley. Free. field Arts Guild Theater, 411 Food and beverages avail- Third St., Northfield. Tickets: able for purchase. $15 for adults, $10 for stuDr. John with Sonny Lan- dents and seniors. Informadreth, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July tion: 507-645-8877, www. 19, in the amphitheater at northfieldartsguild.org. the Minnesota Zoo as part of Subway Music in the Zoo. Workshops/classes/other Tickets: $42. Information: MacPhail Center for Muwww.mnzoo.com/musicin- sic offers summer camps for
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students ages 3-18. Information: www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100. 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. Adult painting open studio, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Eagan Art House, 3981 Lexington Ave. S. Fee is $5 per session. Information: 651-675-5521. Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5-7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www. BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732. Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Show Biz Kids Theater Class for children with special needs (ASD/DCD programs), In the Company of Kids 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-736-3644. Broadway Kids Dance and Theater Program for all ages and abilities, In the Company of Kids, 13710 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville (Colonial Shopping Center), 952736-3644. Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Information: 651-675-5500. Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at 651-315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota. Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30-4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/ class. Call Marilyn 651-4637833. Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m. to noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn 651-463-7833. The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn. gov, 952-985-4640. Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-255-8545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vintage Band Festival The Vintage Band Festival will feature more than 30 bands and 100 concerts during its Aug. 1-4 run in Northfield and nearby communities. The festival is free, but donations are encouraged to help with expenses. Visit http:// vintagebandfestival.org for information.
Fun Day at Dakota City Family and Friends Fun Day at Dakota City will include free admission and guided tours for the public Friday, July 12. Costumed guides will lead tours every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours last 90 minutes and include stops at several buildings where costumed demonstrators will provide information and answer questions. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds. Tickets cost $5 per person for ages 3 and up and are available in
the Dakota City office in Ahlberg Hall. A treat from the gift shop will be included in the ticket price. Dakota City is located at 4008 220th St. W. on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. For information, visit dakotacity.org or call 651460-8050.
Summer fun at Paragon
Paragon Odyssey 15 theater in Burnsville is offering $2 children’s movies at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7. • July 17, “Ice Age Continental Drift” • July 24, “Hotel Transylvania” • July 31, “Journey 2” Chameleon • Aug. 7, “Happy Feet 2” season tickets Proceeds benefit the Season ticket pack- Will Rogers Foundation. ages for the Chameleon Theatre Circle’s 2013-14 Minnesota season are now on sale at the Burnsville Perform- River Arts Fair ing Arts Center box ofThe Minnesota Rivfice. er Arts Fair will be 10 The season will fea- a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday ture “Ruthless! The Mu- and Sunday, July 20-21, sical,” “Wonder of the at The Landing, 2187 World,” “Sweeney Todd: Highway 101 E., ShakoThe Demon Barber of pee. Park fees are waived Fleet Street,” “Simpa- for the weekend and all tico,” “Mom! A New fair events and activiMusical” and “Twelfth ties are free. The familyNight.” friendly event celebrates The ticket package many forms of art inwill include a compli- cluding: visual fine arts, mentary ticket to Cha- music, outdoor painting meleon’s One-Act Show- competitions, children’s case. art activities, costumed A season package is historic interpreters and $90 through July 31 and published author talks. $100 starting Aug. 1. To Information: http://mnorder, call 952-895-4680. riverartsfair.org.
Talented young performers from 18 different countries will be featured at the next Wednesdays in the Park concert in Burnsville. On July 17, the summerlong concert series plays host to Songs of Hope, an international performance camp based in St. Paul that draws children 10 and older from Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. All the Wednesdays in the Park concerts are at 7 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway (in the event of bad weather, concerts are moved to Diamondhead Education Center). Guests who bring a nonperishable food item for the food shelf will receive a free soda. The series continues July 24 with a performance by Ticket to Brasil, followed July 31 by the Alison Scott Duo. (Photo submitted)
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American Flyer, a Twin Cities-based band specializing in classic rock and country from the 1950s to the present, will play at Pan-O-Prog in Lakeville 2:30-5:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, before and after the parade on the Market Plaza stage. American Flyer plays music by Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and a whole lot more. More information is at www. americanflyerband.com. (Photo submitted)
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Thisweekend Magic of â€˜Peter Panâ€™ comes to Eagan stage Show runs July 12 to Aug. 3 at EHS is what will draw people â€“ weâ€™re as close to a professional show as you can get,â€? Schiffman said. â€œAnd I think everybody comes to see Peter fly â€“ itâ€™ll blow their socks off.â€? Young children attending â€œPeter Panâ€? are invited to dress as a pirate or fairy and take part in the â€œPirate/Tinkerbell Paradeâ€? which will be held prior to each performance. And while â€œPeter Panâ€? looks to conjure a sense of wonder in children, the production has something to delight audience members of all ages, according to Cartwright. â€œItâ€™s funny, itâ€™s silly, and I think more than any show Iâ€™ve ever done thereâ€™s something for little kids, for adults and for everybody in between,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s definitely magical.â€? Tickets are still available for opening weekend (July 12-14) and can be purchased online at www.eagan.k12.mn.us or by calling the box office at 651-683-6964.
by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Eagan Summer Community Theatreâ€™s production of â€œPeter Panâ€? seeks to take audiences on a magical journey into Neverland â€“ pixie dust and all. â€œIf youâ€™re sitting in the front eight rows, weâ€™re calling it â€˜the pixie dust splash zone,â€™â€? said Sarah Cartwright of Apple Valley, who plays Peter in the production. â€œYouâ€™ll probably be picking it out of your clothes for weeks.â€? The show, which runs July 12 to Aug. 3 in the Eagan High School auditorium, is directed by Dennis Swanson and features actors drawn from Eagan and the surrounding area. Jim Schiffman, who acted at Apple Valley High School in the 1970s and now works as a video producer for the city of Lakeville, is cast as Captain Hook. Heâ€™ll be joined on stage by his two children â€“ Olivia, 17, who plays a Neverland dancer, and Peter Pan (played by Sarah Cartwright) and Captain Hook (Jim Schiffman) lock 15-year-old Ethan, a â€œpirate in training.â€? swords in the latest production from Eagan Summer Community Theatre. (Photo by Email Andrew Miller â€œI think the quality of the performance Rick Orndorf) email@example.com.
First-time author pays tribute to his hometown in â€˜J-Hawk Nationâ€™ by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE
Mark Reinsmoen said he didnâ€™t have to search far for the stories and characters that fill his first novel, â€œJ-Hawk Nation.â€? The farm adventures and small-town drama found on the bookâ€™s pages are drawn from Reinsmoenâ€™s own experiences growing up in the small rural community of Joice, Iowa. â€œI did not go looking for a book to write â€“ it came to me like E.T. came to Elliott,â€? he said. Mark Reinsmoen, a Burnsville resident and retired Echo â€œI wrote it to honor my Park Elementary fourth-grade teacher, saw publication hometown.â€? of his first novel in June. (Photo submitted) Reinsmoen, of Burnsville, recently retired from a teaching career in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District. He spent the last 28 years teaching at Echo Park Elementary in Burnsville. â€œJ-Hawk Nationâ€? is set in the early 1960s in the small town of Jeffers, Iowa â€“ a fictional-
ized version of Joice. Reinsmoen describes the book, which is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy, as â€œa portrait of those magical years â€Ś first love, the search for personal identity, questions that needed to be faced about the high school years and what lay ahead.â€? The plot of â€œJ-Hawk Nationâ€? focuses on the triumphs of a high
school basketball team, and Reinsmoen created 20-some fictional newspaper sports columns, interspersed throughout the book, to tell the teamâ€™s story. Reinsmoen, who recently has been undergoing chemotherapy as he battles prostate cancer, is now working on his next book, tentatively titled â€œBy the Seat of My Bike,â€? which is a collec-
tion of humorous stories about his biking adventures in Norway and other parts of Europe. â€œJ-Hawk Nation,â€? released in June, is available through online booksellers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. More about the book is at www.outskirtspress. com/jhawknation. Email Andrew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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