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September 19, 2013 • Volume 129 • Number 29

SPECIAL SECTION Rodney Atkins will be the featured Saturday night act during Ramble Jam 2013. (Photo by Philip Wages)

KIDSPO is Sept. 28 Inside this edition is a special section devoted to the inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, in Eagan. See inside this edition

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Boogie on down to Farmington for Ramble Jam by Jennifer Chick

Spend new funds wisely

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The infusion of funds for early childhood education can lead to great gains for students and pose some challenges. Page 4A

THISWEEKEND

As country music fans descend on Farmington this weekend, hundreds of volunteers will be pitch-

Jack Zahr forged connections in Eagan, Rosemount SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Caponi Art Park in Eagan is hosting its annual Medieval Fair next weekend. Page 19A

ing in to make the Ramble Jam a fun weekend for all. This is the third year Farmington Rotary has organized Ramble Jam, which has grown from a one-day festival to a two-

Jack Zahr loved sports, but the longtime Eagan resident and St. Joseph Catholic Church parishioner also knew the value of a great education. A church friend of the St. Thomas Academy athletic director who died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at age 58

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A pickle of a sport by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Football teams continue to roll Farmington went to 3-0, and Rosemount won its second consecutive game. Page 12A

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Dakota County seniors are in a pickle … and loving it. Pickleball courts and leagues have been sprouting out throughout the area and made its debut in Farmington last winter. Seniors gathered at the Grand Hall Studio in Farmington where caretaker and manager Amy Nielsen organized bi-weekly pickleball games. In October, Nielsen plans to start the social sport back up and seniors can’t wait. “I like it because it’s such good exercise, and I like to have fun with other people,” said Farming-

ton resident Ruth Jones. Pickleball combines aspects of tennis, pingpong and badminton. Nielsen first heard about the sport from her dad, Bob, who lives in Florida. She was already offering senior fitness classes at the Grand Hall Studio and thought pickleball would be a welcome addition. She contacted the United States Pickleball Association and secured a grant to purchase two nets. Then a company donated the paddles and balls, and she was in business. Terry Taylor, an ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association, See PICKLE, 9A

Music magic inside and out The Rosemount and Farmington high schools marching bands played in the Saturday, Sept. 14, Rosemount High School Marching Band Festival when rainfall moved the action indoors to the high school gymnasium. Farmington was able to perform in exhibition at Irish Stadium before the rain started in earnest. Rosemount senior Madison Holtze plays the violin during the band’s exhibition performance. More photos from the festival are linked to online at SunThisweek.com. (Photos by Joe Vitullo)

Get ready to play at KIDSPO 2013 Elmo, games, exhibitors to converge Saturday, Sept. 28, in Eagan by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

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year, they are expecting to “It’s growing and we have anywhere from 400 to continue to need more vol500 people help with the unteers as the years go by,” country music festival on she said. the Dakota County FairFarmington Rotary is a grounds in Farmington Friday and Saturday. See RAMBLE, 8A

said Zahr knew that all started with his two daughters’ education at St. Joseph Jack Zahr Catholic School in Rosemount. “It’s obvious that in Jack’s professional life he was totally committed to STA,” Jim Herrick said of Zahr’s passion for the Mendota Heights school he worked for 36 years as

Farmington, Rosemount seniors enjoy the finer points of pickleball

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day jam session featuring several national acts. Last year, Anika Rychner, co-chair of the event, said the Farmington Rotary club enlisted the help of 350 volunteers. This

Longtime area athletic director remembered

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Middle Ages come alive

Jerrod Neimann will be the featured Friday night act at Ramble Jam 2013 in Farmington. (Photo by Jeremy Cowart)

What happens when there’s music, dancing, games and Elmo in one place? It’s the inaugural KIDSPO Kids & Family Expo on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Eagan Community Center. The event, organized by Sun Thisweek and Sun Current newspapers, will offer entertainment, activities, food and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 exhibitors will

fill the Community Center along with a stage with entertainment, play areas and outdoor activities. “We think kids and their parents will have a blast at KIDSPO,” event organizer Krista Jech said. “But it’s more than

having fun on one day. Our exhibitors will be there to show kids and families how they can be involved in wonderful activities throughout the year.” One of the goals of KIDSPO is to connect families with the organizations that aim to help them get the most out of life. From healthy living to active endeavors, KIDSPO exhibitors will be on hand to talk about what they offer. Exhibitors include Metro Dentalcare and Orthodontic Care Specialists, this year’s title

sponsor, which will talk about the importance of oral health and offer a trivia game four times during the day at the main stage. For details about them and other exhibitors, look inside today’s special section.

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When Karen Ogden (center) opened Delectable Designs in August, she created a space where area artists could display and sell their food-related art. Carla Webster (left) and Theresa Hoaglund, both artists from Mantorville, were excited to see their items on display at Delectable Designs’ grand opening Thursday, Sept. 12. Hoaglund hopes to see the arts promoted outside of the typical art gallery setting where items can be more accessible to community members. (Photo by Jennifer Chick)

Mantorville artist Carla Webster explains her hostess bag design to Farmington City Planner and Economic Development Coordinator Lee Smick. Webster is selling her bags at Delectable Designs, a Farmington gift shop devoted to all things food. Delectable Designs opened in August but had its grand opening Thursday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Jennifer Chick)

Good enough to eat, but not a bite to be had Delectable Designs gift shop combines art and food in Farmington by Jennifer Chick SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A new gift shop in Farmington will satisfy any sweet tooth, but customers don’t need to worry about gaining even an ounce. Delectable Designs at 431 Third St., No. 4, is a gift shop selling greeting cards, giftware and art works related to food, cooking and dining. “Everything is related to food, cooking and dining except there is no actual food here,” owner Karen Ogden said. “I love everything related to food, and I was a personal chef for awhile, but I didn’t want to go back to cooking for a career.” After rebounding from a second career as a personal chef back into corporate America, Ogden found herself want-

ing more. She decided to turn her efforts back toward the culinary world. At first she contemplated starting a food truck business, but she wanted more interaction with customers so she headed in an artistic direction. “Food is really my passion, and I asked, ‘How could I get back into that industry?’ ” she said. Ogden wanted to create a tangible item that she could sell so she decided to combine two of her creative outlets: letter writing and photography. She chose to use her food photography skills to create foodrelated greeting cards, a niche market she found to be underserved. Then she took her idea one step further to conceptualize Delectable Designs. She wanted

to open the gift shop in Farmington, a town where she has lived for the last eight years. She works with 16 other craftspeople to create a gift shop filled with delectable treats, though none are for the eating. “I think the more varieties of goods in the store, that is what is going to keep people interested,” Ogden said. She wanted to sell pieces that would leave an impression long after the last piece of pie was gone. She visited art guilds, fairs, and festivals, handing out “Artist Wanted” cards. Currently, she has 16 craftspeople lined up to sell in her shop, with the potential for several more as she visits with local artists. Theresa Hoaglund, of Mantorville, is one

of those artists. Delectable Designs features several of her furniture pieces, and she visited the shop’s grand opening last Thursday. “I was intrigued by her concept of having a gallery slash art shop that was all about food,” Hoaglund said. “What I love about this is promoting the arts everywhere. It (the sign) doesn’t say gallery and art, but when you walk in the door, it will.” Ogden and others in Farmington are hoping her shop is another incentive to attract destination shoppers. “It’s another big opportunity for Farmington,” said Lee Smick, Farmington’s city planner and economic development manager. “We are starting to get this niche of specialty shops:

Vintage Marketplace, Market on Oak, and now this beautiful shop. It’s a huge opportunity for people to shop the streets of Farmington and stay pretty much here. I think they are putting Farmington on the map.” Delectable Designs is housed in a building that was at one time, decades ago, the Ford dealership. Molly and Steve Aaron bought the building last December and completely remodeled it, inside and out, splitting the building into four office spaces. “My husband and I are into taking vacant properties and making them into something,” Molly Aaron said. “I think she’s done a great job. It’s beautiful, and it’s been really fun to see her get it ready.” Delectable Designs is

open Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After Thanksgiving, Ogden plans to be open on Sundays as well, hours tentatively set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “I think Christmas is going to be crazy,” Ogden said. Delectable Designs website, www.delectabledesigns.com, will be going live in two weeks and will provide another place where consumers can buy much of what is available in the store. With her shop open for a little more than a month, Ogden is encouraged by the response so far. “People love it,” she said. “They know these items are one of a kind.”

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Coat drive makes local nonprofits more effective Collection runs through Oct. 11 by Jonathan Young SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Charities that partner with Pilgrim Cleaners’ Coats for Kids drive say it would be difficult to meet the need for winter coats without the program. Since 1986, the dry cleaning company with locations in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville has collected and donated new and gently used winter coats for children in need. It cleans the coats before delivering them to eight nonprofits in the area for distribution. Last year the St. Louis Park Emergency Program, also known as

STEP, gave out about 1,000 coats to those in need, according to Allison Johnson, a social worker with the organization. “We definitely wouldn’t have nearly that number without that partnership,” Johnson said. The more coats are available, the more lives STEP and other charities can touch. Johnson finds it rewarding to watch the children come pick out coats and accessories. “Last year, one child was super-excited to get Spider-Man gloves,” she said. “There was another little girl that found a hat and scarf that matched her jacket … and she was pretty thrilled.” The Community

Emergency Assistance Program is another charity that distributes coats from the drive. According to CEAP Family Services Supervisor Patrick Morley, the organization gives away the coats through its clothing closet, which is seeing an increasing need among immigrants who perhaps have never needed a winter coat before. “Unfortunately, there is no shortage of demand,” he said. “These are critical … services, and so community partnerships are essential. ... I would defy any Minnesotan to say that a winter coat in the last week of January, first week of February is not a basic need.” Morley said CEAP doesn’t put all the coats

out at once. It tries to make a steady stream of coats available, because there’s typically a spike in demand when the coldest weather comes in January or February. He said stretching the time period of distribution is possible because of the large number of coats CEAP gets from Pilgrim. Last year, Morley said, CEAP received about 2,000 coats and “gave every last single one of them away.” “The demand is big, but the response (to the need) is big,” he said. Bonnie Engler, president of Pilgrim Cleaners, said it’s been that way since her father started the program 27 years ago. Since then, Pilgrim has collected and cleaned more than 385,000 coats. “People are very gen-

erous,” Engler said. “It’s wonderful to see.” She said working with existing charities ensures the coats get to those who need them. “They’re very well established charities, and every year (they’re) so thankful for every coat that we give them,” she said. “They’re very recognizable (organizations) and have very good reputations out in the community.” This year’s goal is collecting 10,000 coats, and the collection drive runs through Friday, Oct. 11. ECM-Sun Newspapers, WCCO Radio, KARE 11 and Subway are sponsors. Anyone who wants to donate a gently used coat can take it to any of the 25 Pilgrim Cleaners loca-

tions. The program accepts coats for children and adults. Go online to find a location. Community members can also send monetary gifts to the Coats for Kids fund, c/o Pilgrim Cleaners, 3217 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. All donations will go toward purchasing new children’s coats. Schools are encouraged to organize their own coat drives. The school that collects the most will win a Subway Party and a plaque for the school. For more information, go online to pilgrimdrycleaners.com/community/ coats-for-kids. Contact Jonathan Young at jonathan.young@ecminc.com.

Caught poaching? Your gun could be confiscated DNR auction for hunting, fishing equipment is Sept. 28 bait must be completely removed 10 days prior to hunting, Smith said. While many pinches for illegal baiting come as the result of tips from hunters hunting nearby lands, hunting party members have occasionally turned in members of their own party for illegal baiting, he said. Losing out on the chance for a big buck as the result of illegal hunting really irks some hunters, Smith said. Amateur sleuths, inspecting the upscale brand names of some of confiscated guns, might think the former owners were wealthy. But Smith said that would be a false conclusion. Some people simply must have the most up-to-date, expensive firearms available, regardless of their pocketbook. You can find others, wealthy people, carrying the beatup, old guns their grandfathers gave them, Smith said. Regarding hunters sim-

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ply making mistakes in the field — mistakenly shooting a doe, thinking it was a buck, for instance — Smith said sports people do sometimes turn themselves in. “If you make a mistake, call and let us know,” he said. Generally, when people step forward and admit a mistake, things go better for them, Smith said. But genuine poachers have no intention of turning themselves in. Turn in Poachers, or TIP, is a private group dedicated to stopping poaching. People can report suspected poaching by calling the statewide, toll-free TIP line at 800-652-9093. Tips that are not time sensitive can be given online. The names of callers can be kept confidential, with callers being eligible for rewards up to $1,000.

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People can keep their memories but perhaps not their equipment if caught poaching. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a public auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Sept. 28 at Hiller Auction Barn in Zimmerman. More than 200 guns — top-of-the-line brands like Benelli, Beretta and Weatherby — are going on the block. About a dozen muzzle loaders are included in the mix. Along with the guns, about 40 bows, including a handful of crossbows, will go to the highest bidders beginning at 10 a.m. Other confiscated items on auction include deer antlers, an all-terrain vehicle, a personal watercraft, snowmobiles and a boat-motortrailer combination. Tree stands, traps, fishing rods

and reels, trail cameras, spotlights and other gear will be sold. Auction proceeds will be deposited in the state Game and Fish Fund. Proceeds from the sale of vehicles confiscated in DWI arrests are deposited into a DWI forfeiture account. Background checks are made on gun buyers. Hiller Auction Barn is a federally licensed gun dealer. The auction service is 2 miles east of the Highway 169 and the County Road 4 intersection in Zimmerman. A list of DNR-confiscated auction items is on the Hiller website at www. hillerauction.com. Acquiring inventory Most of the confiscated firearms came into DNR possession as a result of deer baiting violations, DNR Assistant Director of Enforcement Rodmen Smith said. In Minnesota, hunting deer with bait is illegal. All

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Opinion Potential progress, problems with more early childhood funding by Joe Nathan SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel’s recent visit to Bloomington highlighted the potential of more funding for early childhood education. Perhaps unexpectedly, the visit also highlighted possible problems. Led by Hillcrest Community School fifth-graders Sara Grosser and Gregory Pedenko, Van Roekel, Education Minnesota president Denise Specht and Bloomington Federation of Teachers President Wendy Marczak spent about an hour at Hillcrest. Then they met with parents and educators at Olson Middle School. Van Roekel and Specht praised the Minnesota Legislature for providing more than $100 million in additional funds for all-day, every-day kindergarten, as well as to serve more 3- to 4-yearolds. Van Roekel explained, “The best day to plant a shade tree is 20 years ago. The second best day is today.” He and Specht stressed extensive research supporting high-quality early childhood programs. Hillcrest Principal Paul Schullo was asked if the school had formally stud-

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Joe Nathan ied the impact of their early childhood programs. “Not yet,” he replied, adding, ”We need to.” Both union presidents recommended researching and sharing results with the public and policy makers. Bloomington and other districts with early childhood programs may want to contact the St. Paul Public Schools, which has done formal (and encouraging) studies of their early childhood programs. Districts also might contact University of Minnesota professors Arthur Reynolds and Judy Temple, nationally known authorities in this area. They are widely recognized for careful, unbiased research. (More information is at www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/faculty/reynolds.html.) Recently, I asked Reynolds for his priorities in funding early childhood programs. Before Gov. Mark Dayton’s suggestion to spend more and legisla-

ture agreement, Reynolds, in an email, recommended that: “Public funding for preschool to third grade programs should be a high priority and should take precedence over full-day/every day kindergarten. High quality and accessible preschool/prekindergarten and fullday kindergarten, however, are critical elements of the pk-3 continuity system. The system should be worked on together. ... any weak link in the system during these ages will hinder children’s school progress. The current gap in pre-k access in MN compared to other states in the Midwest is worrisome as is that for full-day K.” The Legislature funded all-day kindergarten. Despite Reynolds’ advice and some increased funding, thousands of youngsters from Minnesota low-income families still don’t have access to high-quality early childhood programs. Teachers raised several issues during the visit that need attention. Rachel Biggs, a Hillcrest reading and math intervention teacher, explained: “We can tell the difference between students who attend district and other early childhood programs. Students who attended district programs often are better prepared.” She believes this is because there’s

good communication between district early childhood and elementary teachers. When there is good communication, early childhood programs help students develop skills and behavior that help elementary students succeed. Anne Roush, a kindergarten through fifth-grade physical education teacher, noted two issues as early childhood and all-day kindergarten expands: finding space for the programs and working out staffing, including preparation time issues. Les Fujitake, Bloomington’s thoughtful and open-minded superintendent, responded and acknowledged these concerns. He explained that the district had a task force working on them. Van Roekel’s visit was designed to highlight early childhood and other issues (which I’ll discuss in future columns) and to generate positive publicity. Visiting schools and listening to teachers, parents and students is a great way to understand both the progress and possible problems that well-intended, research-based changes can produce. Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher and administrator, directs the Center for School Change. Reactions welcome, joe@centerforschoolchange.org.

Undo all business-to-business taxes in the Unsession Feb. 25 by David C. Olson SPECIAL TO SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Gov. Mark Dayton has coined the 2014 Legislature as the Unsession, saying he’ll concentrate on ideas to make state government better, faster and simpler. He’s asking Minnesotans to submit ideas to eliminate unnecessary or redundant laws, rules and regulations, and getting rid of anything else that makes state government nearly impossible for people to understand. We respectfully ask that repeal of the sales tax on business-to-business (B2B) services leads the agenda. Businesses should contact the governor and their lawmakers, and ask them to commit now to eliminating all three B2B taxes in the first week of the Legislature, which will convene Feb. 25. In May, the Legislature extended the sales tax to three B2B services: repairs of business equipment and machines, including farm machinery; purchases of telecommunications equipment by telecommunications providers; warehouse

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David C. Olson and storage services. The first two taxes went into effect July 1; the warehouse tax is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2014. At minimum, B2B taxes create an administrative nightmare and expense for many businesses. At worst, the additional tax burden places Minnesota businesses at a competitive disadvantage with their peers across the nation and world. That’s especially true in the warehouse and storage industry, which already operates at slim margins and is very mobile by its nature. The additional cost is prompting many warehouse managers to talk about moving elsewhere. Together, these taxes take a toll on jobs and the state’s economy. The Minnesota Chamber of Com-

merce and our statewide network of local chamber partners pressed hard for all three B2B taxes to be repealed during the special session in September. Though the governor expressed support for repealing the sales tax on farm equipment repairs, in the end the decision was made to only consider disaster relief. The decision is especially disappointing because DFL leaders acknowledged the taxes were a bad idea. Dayton says repeal of the new B2B taxes should be considered when the Legislature convenes next year. Businesses cannot make decisions based on a promise of what might be done. We’re asking that legislators pledge now to repeal all three B2B taxes. Eliminating the tax on farm repairs is a good start, but it doesn’t go far enough. The repeal should also occur for the thousands of other businesses negatively impacted by these new fixed costs. Dayton demands that the business community show how the state treasury will make up for the lost revenue, if these taxes are scrapped. We put the challenge

back in his lap. Policy-makers have options. There is a current budget surplus plus there’s plenty of opportunity to find $310 million of spending efficiencies in a $38 billion budget. Early in the 2013 Legislature, we identified more than $1 billion in spending reductions and forwarded those to the Dayton administration and legislative leadership. Let’s revisit those suggestions. The new budget increased spending by $1.6 billion, a sizable portion that has not yet taken effect. There’s similar opportunity to scrutinize and pare these expenses. We’re confident that Minnesotans can step to the plate and help state agencies find ways to streamline operations and still deliver necessary services. We’re ready to answer the governor’s call; it’s an excellent starting point to lay out an agenda for the Unsession. David Olson is president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. More is at www. mnchamber.com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

Letters The necessary role of government To the editor: Unlike a recent letter writer, I suggest that government spending is an essential part of our state’s economy and can spur to economic growth. One key economic responsibility of government is to be the economic engine of last resort. One can cherry-pick specific projects where the economic benefit is still out, but who except the government bears the cost of the 35W bridge rebuilding project? The invisible hand of “Mr. Market” cannot be expected to lift all boats. It is the market’s role to pick and choose those endeavors that will provide investors with the best return on equity, regardless of the greatest public need. The government’s necessary role is to appropriately fill those gaps. Some writers fault public financing of so-called “frivolous” items like sports stadiums and light rail. They cite statistics about poor ridership on new bus lines. Advocates

have cited data about millions in business profits for local merchants because of sports investments and hefty ridership data on light rail and express bus lines, which have far exceeded predictions and are growing. In past years, an over-reliance on private car use has helped produce difficult traffic jams with resulting deterioration of both our highway infrastructure and air quality. Climatologists cite additional data showing reduced greenhouse gas emissions where there is greater use of public transit. Climate change discussions aside, who would complain if their commute time as well as their stress level were significantly reduced on daily trips to and from work as a direct result of greater use of multiple mass transit options? A private project? Sorry, no, just not in the cards. Critics of public spending decry it as inherently “wasteful,” without a great sense of personal ownership in it. Others point to models in some industrial countries which seem to have a greater interest in public assets, able to be used in common. They

say some of these assets, like nature itself, are finite, fragile and must be preserved. Responsibility there must be used to shepherd and encourage public investment in common resources. I hope Minnesota can lead in this latter kind of “conservation.” RON COMMINS Eagan

Another disaster is coming To the editor: Disaster relief. That was the topic of a recent and very brief legislative special session. This was needed to ensure federal aid would flow to help the victims of some very real natural disasters in our state. There were some disasters left out, however: some man-made disasters created by the legislators themselves. There was no action on the looming tax increases on warehouses and farm equipment repairs. These will hurt business people and farmers directly and almost certainly cause

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price increases on the food and products that every family purchases. Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL-dominated state Legislature created this disaster with their last-minute tax bill, which some speculate was passed without their understanding of all the details. Where was DFL Sen. Greg Clausen? Changing his initial “no” vote to a “yes” in favor of all the new taxes. There was also no action on reversing the impending unionization of home day care operations. This disaster created by the governor and DFL Legislature could force day care owner-operators to either join a union or pay “fair share” fees, increasing the cost of child care for families. Even the StarTribune, in a May 15, 2013, editorial, said the “(unionization) bill is political payback, not good policy.” With all the new taxes and spending by the governor and DFL Legislature, a disaster that hits close to home is this: our local school leaders are asking for a property tax levy increase. So while the DFL is raising taxes and helping their political allies, the local public schools are still forced to ask tapped-out families for one more tax increase. Disaster. PAT STALEY Rosemount

Knocking on the schoolhouse door To the editor: How many Catholics remember attending catechism in the classrooms after school? I do at my grade school in Illinois. I distinctly remember Father Pesit. A priest who had been in combat as a military chaplain and took no sass or back talk from us students (he broke a pencil over Cliff Beato’s head simply because Cliff was tapping on his desk as the priest spoke.). And today you would be hard pressed to find any school that hosts catechism classes. As a society, we’ve allowed the state to remove most every reference to God from the schools. While the establishment clause was meant to prevent a state established religion, the modern interpretation is to ban all religions by a misinterpretation of that clause in our Constitution’s first amendment. It was never meant to ban religion, it was meant for the federal government to embrace all religions. Allow the Christmas tree, the Menorah etc. etc. Embrace all religions. Don’t ban them. Yet the New York Supreme Court in December 2011 banned all church and religious organizations from renting empty classrooms for non-secu-

lar activities. While this is one approach to avoiding the appearance of establishment of religion, embracing all religions would be the alternative. Someone asked me that since I believe God and Jesus, how God could ever allow something like the Sandy Hook tragedy to take place. I answered I don’t know since God isn’t allowed past the schoolhouse door anymore. Perhaps we should start there. GARY SHADE Apple Valley

Corrections A story about “The 99” listed an incorrect address for Celebration Church. The church is located at 16655 Kenyon Ave. in Lakeville. The newspaper regrets the error. The Run with Me 5K and 1 Mile – Border Battle Bolt and tailgate party will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, when the Minnesota Vikings play the Green Bay Packers. The date was incorrectly listed in the Aug. 29/30 editions. The run, which costs $15 per person, encourages people to wear either purple or green in support of either team. It starts at Shannon Park Elementary School and continues through some of Rosemount’s neighborhoods. Following the race, there will be tailgating refreshments, food trucks, fun family activities, football team challenges and a health expo.

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Education Project Explore bowl-a-thon The River Valley Project Explore Foundation will host a bowl-a-thon fundraiser from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Apple Place Bowl, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. Registration will be $15 per entrant and will include bowling, shoe rental, unlimited pizza and pop buffet, and karaoke. Tickets for raffle baskets will be available for purchase for $1 each. Teams and individuals can register at https:// district196.ce.feepay.com, search keyword bowl-athon. Registration deadline is Oct. 3. Those interested in seeking pledges to benefit RVPE Foundation or providing donations for this event can contact Elaine Becker at 952-431-8855.

McGruff kits available Dakota Electric Association has provided local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits to classrooms if a teacher makes a request. Teachers interested in having kits distributed to their class will need to contact their local law enforcement agency quickly, as the supply is limited. Anyone with questions about the program may call Denise Rotty at 651463-6353.

Deadline for STEM competition The deadline to enter the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology is Monday, Sept. 30. Online registration is available at siemens.collegeboard.org. Each year, the Siemens Competition provides budding high school scientists with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 for original research in team

and individual categories. Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities. Winners of the regional competitions are invited to present their research at the national finals in December at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to nationally renowned scientists and mathematicians. Information: www.siemens-foundation.org.

Register for ACT test Registration is now open for the Oct. 26 administration of the ACT college readiness assessment. The registration deadline for students who intend to take the ACT on this date is Sept. 27. Students may register for the ACT online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper registration forms can be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT. Students must submit a photo of themselves to register for the ACT. The deadline for submitting a photo for the October test date is Oct. 18. The ACT comprises four multiple-choice subject exams – English, mathematics, reading and science – and takes about three hours, plus breaks, to complete. An optional writing test, which takes an additional 30 minutes, is also available. Students who intend to take the writing portion should register for the ACT Plus Writing. The cost to take the ACT (with no writing test) is $36.50. The cost to take the ACT Plus Writing is $52.50. Fee waivers are available to qualified students who can’t afford the registration fee. Students should apply for a fee waiver through their school counselor’s office. The ACT student website www.actstudent.org offers helpful information and tips, free sample questions, complete practice tests and inexpensive materials to help students prepare for the exam.

Man Sentencing Monday for crash that killed two Lakeville students charged Joshua Decoteau pleaded guilty Sept. 13 by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A Burnsville teenager will be sentenced in juvenile court Monday morning for a 2012 car crash that killed two of his four passengers. Joshua L. Decoteau, 18, pleaded guilty in juvenile court Sept. 13 to two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide involving gross negligence, one felony count of criminal vehicular operation (involving gross negligence resulting in substantial bodily harm), and one gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular operation (involving gross negligence resulting in bodily harm). Decoteau admitted to

intentionally swerving as he drove Buck Hill Road at 96 miles per hour on Aug. 21, 2012, then losing control of his 1992 Toyota Camry, which plunged down a hill and through a fence, flipping multiple times before crashing onto I-35, killing his friends Alesha Roehl, 17, and Fred Alexander, 16. A 16-year-old from Lakeville and a 17-yearold Burnsville boy were also injured in the crash. Roehl of Castle Rock Township and Alexander of Burnsville were students at Lakeville’s alternative learning center; Decoteau and two other passengers attended Lakeville South High School and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Decoteau was a new driver and had only had the car for about a week before the crash. Because Decoteau was 17 at the time of the incident, the case was filed under Minnesota’s extended juvenile jurisdiction statute, and both a juvenile and an adult prison sentence will be issued, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The juvenile court will retain jurisdiction over the case until Decoteau turns 21, and the adult sentence would only be imposed if he violates terms of the juvenile sentence. Laura Adelmann is at laura. adelmann@ecm-inc.com.

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Bomb threat – but no bomb – at Apple Valley Walgreens

A police standoff Friday in Apple Valley ended with the arrest of a man suspected of attempted assault. Police were called to the 12100 block of Geneva Way at about 2:22 p.m. on a report of an attempted stabbing. The victim reported he had been threatened by the suspect with a knife and was “left in fear for his life,� police said. The suspect, who lives near the victim on Geneva Way, had reportedly fled the crime scene in a red van, and when police went to his residence they noted a red van in the driveway. Attempts to contact the suspect by phone and through the use of a public address system were unsuccessful. After Apple Valley police requested assistance from the Dakota County Mutual Aid and Assistance Group – a regional team of police tactical officers and crisis negotiators – the suspect came out of his residence at about 5:20 p.m. and surrendered without further incident. He was then booked into the Dakota County Jail in Hastings. The suspect was expected to be criminally charged this week by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, police said. —Andrew Miller

Apple Valley police responded to a report of a bomb threat Monday afternoon at the Walgreens store located at 15250 Cedar Ave. No explosive devices were found, police said. As a precautionary measure, the store was evacuated and the immediate area secured following the report of the threat at 12:51 p.m. Police were assisted by the Apple Valley Fire Department and a K-9 unit from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police Department during the incident. No arrests have been made in the case and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The incident was the second bomb threat in less than two weeks at an Apple Valley Walgreens store. On Sept. 4, police responded to a bomb threat at the Walgreens store at 14020 Pilot Knob Road. That same day, police in Rosemount investigated a bomb threat at the Walgreens at 15034 Shannon Parkway. No explosive devices were found in either of the Sept. 4 incidents. —Andrew Miller

with burglary of Rosemount businesses A Rosemount man is facing felony charges after late-night breakins at two area businesses. Kevin R. Hlavka, 30, was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of motor vehicle theft Sept. 4 following a police investigation at Rick’s Auto Repair and Wills Welding and Repair, businesses both located at 15280 S. Robert Trail in Rosemount. According to the criminal complaint, both businesses reported forced entry of their doors on June 4. A laptop computer had been stolen, and a 2002 Nissan Altima was missing, with the keys for the car taken during the burglary. Hlavka, who was identified as a suspect during the police investigation, told officers he had been walking on Highway 3 in Rosemount after bars closed and came upon the two businesses. He admitted stealing the laptop and the keys to the Nissan Altima, and he drove off in the Nissan but only made it as far as Cannon Falls when the car broke down, the complaint said. If convicted of all three charges, Hlavka faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. —Andrew Miller

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The city will be working with Certified Recycling LLC for collection and disposal of electronic equipment and appliances. Anyone dropping off these items will pay Certified directly. Participants who wish to dispose of electronics or appliances along with other items for which there is a charge should be prepared to pay Certified Recycling LLC and the city of Rosemount separately. Only cash and checks will be accepted. The event is for Rosemount residents only. A driver’s license or other proof of residency will be required. For a list of items accepted and disposal fees, go to ci.rosemount.mn.us. Call the city solid waste coordinator at 651-322-6005 with questions.

A vacancy for a term that runs through Jan. 31, 2015, exists on the Heritage Preservation Commission in Farmington. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the preservation, protection and use of historical buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts for the education and general welfare of the people of the city, according to Title 2, Chapter 11 of the City Code. The commission meets bimonthly at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday in the City Hall Council Chambers. Meetings are open to the public. Applicants must be 18 years old, U.S. citizens and residents of Farmington. Armful of Applications are available at Love seeks City Hall or by calling 651280-6803. Applications will volunteers be accepted until the seat is The 360 Communities filled. Armful of Love gift program is seeking volunteers to help spread holiday joy Storytime at to families in need. Those Farmington who are interested in volunteering should attend Library Farmington Library, 508 the Thursday, Oct. 3, open Third St., will offer Sto- houses 10-11 a.m. or 1-2 rytime for All Ages from p.m. at 360 Communities, 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 501 E. Highway 13, Suite 27. It will include stories 102, Burnsville. Volunteers should and activities for mixed-age audiences such as child care bring calendars for schedgroups and families. Ages: uling volunteer shifts. 0-6. Information: 651-438- Those who are unable to attend but would like to 0250. volunteer should contact Kathryn Archambault Rosemount at karchambault@360citywide cleanup Communities.org or call 952-985-4017.

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A citywide cleanup day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Rosemount Public Works Facility, 14455 Brazil Ave., just north of Rosemount City Hall. Residents can drop off unwanted items that are not normally collected by their residential solid waste haulers.

Rosemount VFW fundraiser for vets home The Rosemount VFW Post 9433 Men’s Auxiliary is hosting an NFL in London fundraiser for the Hastings Veterans Home at noon Sunday, Sept. 29.

Cost is $8 and includes fish and chips while watching the Minnesota Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rosemount VFW is at 2625 120th St. in Rosemount. Call 651-423-9938 for more information.

Lake Byllesby drawdown starts Oct. 1 The annual drawdown of the Lake Byllesby reservoir to its winter elevation will begin Tuesday, Oct. 1. The reservoir will be gradually lowered 3 feet. The winter drawdown lowers adjacent groundwater levels to accommodate local agricultural needs based on research from the Department of Natural Resources. The drawdown lowers the water to just below the sill of the Byllesby Dam, forming the reservoir. To lower the water level in the reservoir without causing an abrupt change, about 1 inch of water is released daily. The reservoir will remain at its winter level until May 15 when refilling 3 feet to the summer elevation is permitted. Construction on the Byllesby Dam will have no effect on the fall drawdown or spring refill. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us and search reservoir water levels.

Teams forming for CROP Walk on Oct. 13 Teams are now forming for the inaugural South of the River CROP Hunger Walk. The walk is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville. The route will be approximately 5 miles through the communities of Burnsville and Savage, mostly on

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Applications being accepted for awards Dakota Electric Association is now accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes nonprofit groups, community organizations and businesses that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have impacted numerous people, collaborated and shared resources, addressed unmet community needs or provided necessary services. This year Dakota Electric will provide three Touchstone Energy Community Awards; accompanying each award will be a check for $500. One award recipient will be chosen to contend against other award winners from across the state for the Minnesota Touchstone Energy Community Award and a cash prize of $1,000. The state-

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Parade of Stables slated Sept. 21 Three local stables will participate in the Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association’s Parade of Stables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The event offers live riding and driving demonstrations, tours of the stables and a chance to speak with local horse trainers. Local stables participating include: • Bob Jensen Stables, Lakeville, 952-435-5774. • Lear Stables, Rosemount, 651-438-9008. • Crafted by Steel Crest, Hastings, 651-655-2700. For more information about Parade of Stables, visit www.MSHA.org.

ProAct Inc. elects board officers Teri McCloughan, a principal of the Stapleton & McCloughan law firm in St. Paul, has been elected chair of the board of directors of ProAct Inc., an Eagan-based organization that provides employment and training services to people with disabilities. Deanna (DeDe) Wanzek, Special Children Center, Hudson, Wis., will serve as vice chair; Larry Lehman, retired from Security

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Service news Navy Seaman Apprentice Kelly D. Orndorff, daughter of Carol Orndorff of Farmington and Kurt Orndorff of Farmington, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Orndorff is a 2008 graduate of Farmington High School.

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Traffic crawls, snarls, collides on the I-35 drive Single-lane traffic causes headaches in Lakeville by Laura Adelmann SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

It has been a summer of unprecedented traffic problems related to construction work and lane closures on I-35, including accidents and backups affecting Lakeville roads. Problems are so severe that the Lakeville Police Department has adjusted scheduling so an extra officer is on duty at rush hour to help with trafficrelated calls. The city is utilizing community service officers to assist in directing traffic. Drivers escaping snarls on I-35 overwhelmed Lakeville roads Sept. 13, when both high schools had home football games and Lakeville North’s annual cross country Applejack Run was at Aronson Park. Lakeville police spent two hours directing traffic at the signalized intersection of 185th Street and County Road 50 as drivers poured off the congested freeway during rush hour, causing long backups and overwhelming the system, Police Chief Tom Vonhof said. “We never had to do that before,” Vonhof said. City Administrator Steve Mielke said the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s road and ramp closings have been unpredictable and frustrated city officials struggling to be prepared, keep roads safe and the community informed. “We will be asking MnDOT to give us warning when they close an access,” Mielke said. “People are looking for alternatives and it’s causing headaches for us and the public.” Vehicle crashes on I-35 in Lakeville have added to the freeway’s congestion

Several vehicles were totaled in a Sept. 13 chainreaction crash on I-35. Lakeville police and firefighters assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at that scene and two other crashes that occurred on I-35 that day. Work being conducted on the busy freeway is expected to be completed in early November. (Photo submitted) problems, and on Sept. 6 shut the freeway down, Mielke said. That day, three major crashes occurred on I-35 within four hours, choking off the already snarled traffic. Vonhof said the first crash occurred around 11:30 a.m., when a semi driver was inattentive and rear-ended several vehicles and another semitruck. Lakeville police arrived to find four passenger vehicles totaled in the crash and one of the semitrucks leaking fuel into the median from a damaged tank. The Lakeville Fire Department also responded to the scene, staying until the fuel was cleaned up. Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and another person was taken by ambulance to the hospital, Vonhof said. An hour after that crash was cleared, Lakeville first responders were called back to I-35 assisting the Minnesota State Patrol with a crash that occurred in the southbound lane north of County Road 70. Vonhof said the crash

traffic from County Road 2 to County Road 50 starting Sept. 25. Traffic will remain single lane through the area until early November, said MnDOT spokesperson Kirsten Klein. Two ramps will also close Sept. 25: the 185th Street ramp to northbound I-35 and the northbound I-35 ramp to County Road 50. Other temporary ramp closures are also to be expected within the project area through November, according to the MnDOT website. Klein said MnDOT will temporarily close northbound I-35W from the I-35/I-35W/I-35E split to Highway 13 for resurfacing work on Saturday. She advised motorists to plan more time for travel, be patient and if possible seek alternate routes. Mielke said the city will ask Dakota County if it could speed up completion of the Dodd Boulevard/Highview Avenue road project to provide another north-south corridor. The project is projected to be completed by the end of September. Mielke said they will also request from MnDOT more directional signs and board signs warning drivers about work that is planned. The city plans to put information about the road projects on its website and Facebook page; Sun Thisweek also keeps residents informed on its website, www.sunthisweek.com. “People have the power to look at routes and find other ways they can go,” Vonhof said.

occurred after a pickup truck rear-ended a truck carrying tomatoes, which started a chain-reaction crash that injured three people and totaled two vehicles. That scene was cleared in about an hour, then Vonhof said there was soon a third crash that also caused a travel delay for I-35 commuters. With better communication, Mielke said the city can change signals at intersections, or add officers to flag motorists through. MnDOT has had several projects on I-35 in and around Lakeville all summer, closing intersections and intermittently cutting traffic to single lanes to conduct resurface and repair work on the busy freeway. Traffic has been reduced to a single lane in both directions from the I-35/I-35W/I-35E split to County Road 50, and between County Road 2 and County Road 70 for weeks. The short reprieve around 185th Street is Laura Adelmann is at ending as MnDOT will laura.adelmann@ecm-inc. extend the single lanes com. for both north and south

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small group with 24 members. Starting even before last year’s Ramble Jam was in the books, members divided responsibilities for 2013 Ramble Jam, each taking areas to manage. But without the help of volunteers, Ramble Jam just could not be possible. This year, the club anticipates as many as 3,000 people will attend each day of the festival. Farmington Rotarians rely on help from family and friends, but community groups also help fill the volunteer roster. In conjunction with Ramble Jam, the Rotary club holds a raffle for a trip to Mexico. Community groups help sell tickets for the raffle and sign up for volunteer slots at the music festival. Then Farmington Rotary makes a donation back to the group. “We help other people in their fundraising, which also helps us to fundraise,� Rychner said. “It’s a way for the community to help

tage point, can look down and know he, and his incredible wife, have done an excellent job. Isn’t this the greatest satisfaction any parent can take?� Laura and Becky Zahr attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Visitation High School. Laura Zahr attends Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Becky Zahr is a student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Jarvis said he was privileged to be with people of such strong faith when it was determined that Jack Zahr’s situation was terminal. “As I visited, I noted how solid they were, drawing their strength from each other and the God they all loved,� Jarvis wrote. “I could see from such incredible faith would come courage and comfort.� The Zahrs’ link to St. Joseph created many

friendships in the Rosemount community along with the ones they forged in Eagan as residents of that city. Outside of his work, Herrick said Jack Zahr had his priorities when it came to relaxing at the family’s lake home in northern Minnesota. “Most of those revolved around the family and the lake,� he said. Herrick said Jack Zahr like to water ski and tube, fish and hang out on the dock. “The cabin was the place for family, fun and relaxing,� Herrick said. Jack Zahr graduated from the College of St. Thomas in 1977. He was captain of the St. Thomas cross country team his senior year and also ran track and field.

us support Ramble Jam, but also, they support their own community group.� Volunteers also receive free admission based on how many hours they give. They come from Farmington, Dakota County, and other Rotary clubs. Festival-goers also attend the event and volunteer. They help with a variety of jobs, including security, stage crew, bartenders, grounds crew, parking guides and sanitation. Many of the volunteer slots are already filled, but the Rotary club is still looking for volunteers, especially for late Saturday night shifts. Rychner said people have hesitated to volunteer as security, but Rotary hires a private security firm and multiple sheriff deputies are on the grounds at all time. “Anybody can volunteer for security because there is a lot of important support work needed,� she said. “It’s really to make sure that the people are safe and they have a good time.�

Because that is what Ramble Jam is all about, a good time. With Jerrod Niemann headlining Friday night, and Rodney Atkins headlining Saturday’s festivities, it’s a chance to kick back with songs like “Lover, Lover� and “Farmer’s Daughter.�And fans love a chance to support their local Twin Cities artists, such as Hitchville and the Devon Worley Band. Both bands will be making their second appearance at the event. “We’re super excited,� Rychner said. “It’s stressful, but it’s a really great event.� Visit the Ramble Jam website at www.RambleJamCountry.com and click on the Volunteer tab to learn more. Profits from Ramble Jam go back to Farmington in the form of high school scholarships, a STRIVE mentoring program, senior citizens luncheon, park and recreation scholarships, and donations to 360 Communities, along with other causes.

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has been playing and teaching pickleball for four years in Rosemount. He said it is one of the few sports, besides golf, that can be played by seniors. “It doesn’t have to be competitive,” he said. “It’s just fun, social. It’s a game you can play aggressively or just leisurely.” Players in Rosemount meet at Claret Park during the spring and summer using six courts for the Rosemount Pickleball Club. They have been playing there for four years and meet on weekday mornings for games. Farmington’s Grand Hall Studio is one of the few places in the south metro where you can play pickleball indoors. The Grand Hall Studio ballroom is split into two courts. Four players split into pairs to play on one court. The rules aren’t difficult, and the main goal is to have fun, but pickleball sneaks in a good workout, too. Corneliu Simionescu, of Farmington, has been doing physical therapy to recuperate from heart surgery, and he said pickleball is a better workout than his physical therapy. “Tennis is more physically demanding, and pingpong is static,” he said. “Pickleball is between them, and I like it.”

Sara VonFrick has been visiting relatives in Farmington. She lives in Florida where seniors gather often to play pickleball. She has been playing for about a year and enjoys the social aspect the most. “You get to know all these people that play and all their personalities,” she said. “It’s a pretty diverse group of people.” Pickleball was created in 1966 when several dads invented a new game for their bored children in Washington state. They improvised a new game with a Wiffletype ball and plywood paddles. Stories persist that pickleball was named after creator Joel Pritchard’s dog, Pickles, but Joel’s wife has corrected the story, saying she said the game reminded her of the Pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. The family did have a dog, but he didn’t join the family until later and was named after the game. While various stories of how the game was named still float around, all agree it is a sport in need of more publicity. “Pickleball needs to get into the public more,” Taylor said. “There are a lot of people that when I say pickleball, they don’t know what it is. It’s an awesome game to get seniors off their buns.” More about the Rosemount Pickleball Club is

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Eagan leading metro area for trees Forestry experts more concerned with canopy coverage than with numbers of trees can keep homes numbers has recooler by blocksulted in the meing sunlight from thodical planting Blazing autumn colors shining through of trees in the lend matchless evidence to windows and heathard, dry soils the strength of the urban ing floors, the along street curbs. forest. The Metropolitan same is true with The mortalRegional Parks System, sidewalks, bridges ity rates for these with 96 parks and trails and other outdoor Gregg Hove trees is extremely overall in the seven-county hard surfaces. high, Johnson metro area, includes about Experts are said. 59,000 acres and logged an getting away from countAn ideal canopy, at the estimated 45 million visits ing trees to determine the minimum, is perhaps 40in 2012, testimony to the robustness of the urban 45 percent coverage, Johnvalue placed on leafy spac- forest, said Gary Johnson, son said. Downtown Mines. University of Minnesota neapolis, with single-digit Urban trees are valu- Extension Service profes- percent canopy cover, isn’t able in reducing storm sor. Instead, they’re think- close. runoff and cooling oth- ing in terms of canopy “Pretty pitiful,” Johnerwise sizzling pavement. cover. son said. Just as well-placed trees An emphasis on sheer Johnson, a specialist in urban and community forestry, mentions Eagan and Minnetonka as suburban cities with top-notch forestry programs. Gregg Hove, Eagan supervisor of forestry, is something of an apologist when it comes to suburban trees. With an empathy that explains 20 years on the job, Hove cited the loss of topsoil, compaction and other suburban realities that trees, meant for loamy and moist forest soils, confront along culsde-sac. “If you could ask a tree, they’d want nothing to do with living in the city,” Hove said. “Everybody wants the maple and birch, but neither one of those trees should be planted in an urban yard. They’re forest trees.” Examining aerial photos of Eagan, one dating STABLES NEAR YOU: from the 1950s and the other recent, Hove noted Bob Jensen Stables Lear Stables Crafted by Steel Crest19650 Judicial Rd 4263 170th Street East Located at Cornerstone Horse Complex the city is leafier than 4650 E 200 St. Lakeville, MN 55044 Rosemount, MN 55057 Hastings, MN, 55033 60 years ago. Tree-lined 952.435.5774 651.438.9008 612.655.2700 neighborhoods have rewww.BobJensenStables.com www.LearStables.com www.facebook.com/ placed farm fields. craftedbysteelcrest by T.W. Budig

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As the result of Eagan community involvement, an oak tree, which became known as the Grandfather Tree, was moved in order to be spared the saw in 2001. (Photo from the city of Eagan) Development and healthy urban forests are not mutually exclusive, Hove said. “They’ve done a pretty good job on this down here (in Eagan),” he said. One hallmark of a good forestry program, Johnson believes, is community buy-in. In Eagan, buy-in took herculean form in 2001 when the community rallied around saving a 27-inch diameter bur oak, perhaps 150 years old, threatened by the saw as a result of city improvements. Some $50,000 in private donations was raised to have the Grandfather Tree, as it was dubbed, dug out and moved. Its root ball was 25 feet across, 6 feet deep.

“It was either one of those deals where we pulled it off, I kept my job, or got fired,” Hove said. Eagan’s forestry program strives for thriftiness. Downed or dead trees are mulched — 3,000 yards of mulch came out of a recent bad storm. Another innovation had the city using lumber milled from city trees for paneling at a public safety center. The arrival of Dutch elm in the 1970s spurred development of a forestry program in Eagan, Hove said. That’s true with many cities, he said. “Is it expensive to have a (forestry) program? I think it’s more expensive not to have a program,” Hove said. “I tell my boss

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In the driver’s seat Three-year-old Mitchell Davies was all smiles as he tested out the driver’s seat of a fire truck during the booya event Sept. 14 hosted by Apple Valley firefighters; Mitchell’s dad, Nick Davies, offered him a hand getting in and out of the truck. Area residents packed the grounds of the fire station at County Road 42 and Hayes Road for the 35th annual event, which saw firefighters dishing up about 400 gallons of booya – a meat- and vegetable-filled stew – as a fundraiser for the Apple Valley Firefighters’ Relief Association. The festivities also included bingo, children’s games, a silent auction and raffle. (Photo by Andrew Miller)

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The weight of the huge root ball at the time in 2001, in one calculation, was given in terms of number of buses. (Photo from the city of Eagan)

TREES, from previous sale, with some 1,300 to 1,500 trees sold last time to about 700 households. According to Ball, not everyone knows how deep to plant a tree or how to prepare a root ball. “But we’re always working to improve that,� she said. Urban forestry practices that make sense in one city may not in another. While some cities use vibratory plows to sever the shared root systems between oaks to combat the spread of oak wilt, sloping ground, garden walls and other unique factors can limit the use of trenching, Ball noted. Human emotions also play a role in urban forestry. “I think people (are) much less excited about protecting their elms than their oaks,� Ball said. “I think people get more at-

tached to oaks.� One lesson the Minnetonka city staff tries to teach is plant diversity. Insect pests tend to go for specific trees, Ball said. “We don’t know what will be on our doorstep next. But if you have diversity of tree species, you have some resiliency,� she said. One insect pest at the door is emerald ash borer, a nonnative insect that kills ash trees. Quarantines for Ramsey, Hennepin, Houston and Winona counties exist, making it illegal to move ash firewood or other ash materials, which could spread the infestation, out of these counties. The ash borer hasn’t been found yet in Minnetonka, Ball said. “We’ve been actively looking for it,� she said. Hove noted that the insect has been spotted at

Fort Snelling, and he isn’t hopeful. “We assume it’s here,� he said. Illinois is getting “slammed� by the pest, Johnson said. Still, he considers the emerald ash borer a “wimpy� bug, one that, without human assistance, will advance slowly. The tree experts urge landowners to select trees appropriate in size and to the climate for their properties. Hove warned against “volcano mulching,� or piling mulch high on tree trunks. Mulching is good, but volcano mulching is an invitation to disease. Remember where trees like to grow, Hove suggested. “Try to imitate what’s happening out in the woods.�

This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Board of Education Retreat on Thursday, August 22, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m. All board members, Superintendent Snyder and Exec Directors Knudsen and Massaros were present. Discussion: Leadership and relationship development with training coordinator Deb Gurke. Meeting adjourned at 3:38 p.m. Published in the Dakota County Tribune September 20, 2013 22586

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This is a summary of the Independent School District No. 194 Special Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194. k12.mn.us or 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. All board members and administrators were present. Discussion: LinK12 Update; Impact Academy Phase 1 and 2. Meeting adjourned at 6:34 p.m. Published in the Dakota County Tribune September 19, 2013 22614

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 194 AUGUST 27 REG BOARD MEETING MINUTES

This is a summary of the Independent School District No.194 Regular School Board Meeting on Tues, August 27, 2013 with full text available for public inspection on the district website at www.isd194.k12.mn.us or District Office at 8670 210th Street W., Lakeville, MN 55044 The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. followed by pledge of allegiance. All board members and administrators were present. Consent agenda items approved: Minutes of the meetings on August 13; employment recommendations, leave requests and resignations; payment of bills & claims as presented; wire transfers and investments; alt facilities change orders; donations and fieldtrip. Reports presented: Security recommendations update; levy communication update; summary of Superintendent evaluation; student enrollment update. Recommended actions approved: Policies 417-Chemical Use & Abuse, 418-Drug-Free Workplace/Drug-Free School, 419-Tobacco-Free Environment, 515-Protection & Privacy of Student Records; open fora at ECE open houses. Adjournment at 7:58 p.m. Published in the Dakota County Tribune September 19, 2013 22631

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 196 DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT The Rosemount-Apple ValleyEagan Independent School District 196 is proposing the construction of a new learning center facility to be located in Apple Valley. The cost of the proposed Learning Center facility project is esti-

mated at $14,960,000. The district is proposing to finance the project using a 15-year lease-levy purchase under M.S. § 126C.40. The new facility will be approximately 52,113 square feet and provide space for the following programs: Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Special Education, School Readiness/Bridgeto-School, Adult Basic Education, General Education Degree, and English as a Second Language. The district will terminate leases at Rahncliff Learning Center and the Early Childhood Learning Center in Apple Valley and consolidate programs into the new facility. School board approval is required to proceed with these projects. The school board believes that the new learning center project is in the best interest of the district. REVIEW AND COMMENT STATEMENT Based upon the department’s analysis of the school district’s required documentation and other pertinent information from sources of the Minnesota Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive review and comment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE Persons desiring additional information regarding this proposal should contact the school district superintendent’s office. May 24, 2013 Dr. Brenda Cassellius Commissioner Published in the Dakota County Tribune September 19, 2013 25198

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Sports Offenses roll for Tigers, Irish

Tigers extend unbeaten streak Boys soccer team drubs Red Wing

Football teams strike through the air

by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Farmington and Rosemount scored early and often in winning football games last week. Tyler VanWinkle threw three touchdown passes as Farmington (3-0) defeated Red Wing 37-7 on Friday in a Missota Conference game. A 72-yard punt return by Dimitri Williams got Rosemount started in its 66-21 romp at Bloomington Kennedy in South Suburban Conference play. Quarterback Jackson Erdmann also threw five touchdown passes in the first half for Rosemount, which improved to 2-1 overall. Farmington took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter of its game at Red Wing as VanWinkle threw touchdown passes of 5 yards to Jordan DeCroock and 15 yards to Mac Bassett. The Tigers pulled away in the second half with 23 unanswered points. Nick Buhta scored on a 12-yard run, VanWinkle threw a 15-yard scoring pass to C.J. Wynings and Spencer Kabran had a 3-yard touchdown run. Reid Taubenheim added a 32yard field goal. Farmington had 380 yards of total offense, in-

Rosemount’s John Birkholz (20) pursues Bloomington Kennedy’s Payton Morales. (Photo by Rick Orndorf) cluding 259 rushing. Although he didn’t get into the end zone, Noah Kary was the Tigers’ most effective rusher with 155 yards in 28 carries. Van Winkle completed 14 of 27 passes for 121 yards and three scores. Bassett and DeCroock had five catches each, and Wynings had four receptions. Tigers linebacker Mason Auge had seven solo tackles and four assists, including two tackles for losses.

Farmington will try to remain unbeaten when it plays host to New Prague at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

Rosemount The RosemountBloomington Kennedy game was scoreless until the final minute of the first quarter. Once Williams scored on his punt return, the dam burst. There were six touchdowns in the second quarter – that’s right, six – with the Irish scoring five of them. Erdmann threw

touchdown passes to Tyler Hartigan (35 yards), Grant Jackson (30 yards), Williams (68 yards), Jack Kessler (10 yards) and Williams again (23 yards) as Rosemount took a 40-7 halftime lead. Lowell Green had two rushing touchdowns and Cole Jalivay one in the second half. Erdmann completed five of 14 passes – meaning each of his completions went for a touchdown – for 166 yards. Green rushed for 110

yards on 14 carries. Rosemount, 2-0 in the South Suburban Conference, goes to Prior Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, for an important league game. Four teams are undefeated in conference play, but after Friday that number will be down to two. Prior Lake also is 2-0 in the league. Bloomington Jefferson (2-0) goes to Lakeville North (3-0) this week in another game between SSC leaders.

Rosemount reigns again at Applejack Invite Irish boys, East Ridge girls win team titles by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Aronson Park isn’t the Rosemount boys cross country team’s home course. The Irish just make it look that way. Rosemount won its third consecutive boys team championship at the Applejack Invite in Lakeville last Friday. The Irish placed four runners among the top 16 individuals and weren’t really threatened in the team standings, where they finished 37 points ahead of second-place Centennial. Lakeville North, the host team, placed third. Farmington and Lakeville South were ninth and 10th. East Ridge, ranked second in Class AA, won the girls team champion with third-ranked Eagan taking second. Seventhranked Lakeville South

took third place. Rosemount finished eighth, Lakeville North was 10th and Farmington placed 13th.

Applejack boys Rosemount was competing for the first time since the Irish Invitational on Aug. 30. The team typically takes a two-week break from competition after its invitational, and the Irish showed few signs of rust. “Seventy-nine points is still a large total for this group, but it was nearly a 20-team meet and a win is a win,” Rosemount coach Chris Harder said. The sixth-ranked Irish had junior Alex Berhe finish fourth in the 5,000-meter race in 16 minutes, 9.0 seconds. Sam Ivanecky (13th, 16:41.9), Cody Sedbrook (15th, 16:47.1) and Ryan Brumm (16th, 16:47.9) also finished in the top 20. “The guys ran a solid race,” Harder said. “We wanted to have the lead by 2 miles, which we did. The

last mile, the guys really put the hammer down. We dropped another 32 points in the last mile and still had gas in the tank.” Ryan Condon (31st), Sam Karlson (67th) and Aaron Elizondo (102nd) also ran for the Irish varsity in the Applejack Invite. The next race for the Rosemount boys is the Roy Griak Invitational at the Bolstad University Golf Course on Sept. 28. Third-place Lakeville North was led by junior Justin Hanson (16:53.6), sophomore Luke Anderson (16:55.2) and junior Kyle Binder (16:55.2), who finished 21st through 23rd. Jason Windhorn was 30th and Noah Omdal placed 33rd out of 161 runners. Richfield senior Obsa Ali, the top-ranked individual in Class AA, won the boys race in 14:57.5. Lakeville South senior Wali Ibrahim was second in 15:58.7 and Farmington junior Justin Hyytinen took third in 16:04.38.

Applejack girls With last year’s Applejack Invite girls winner Maria Hauger now in college, it was time for a new champion to step on the podium. That was Eagan junior Anna Van Wyk, whose 4,000-meter time of 14:26.7 was almost eight seconds better than the runner-up. Van Wyk also placed first at the Dakota Classic in Eagan on Aug. 30. That was the first varsity individual victory of her career. “She had a great summer of training, as did a lot of our girls, and she really came into our season full-force,” Eagan coach Lisa Langenhahn said. The Wildcats have been in three meets this season. After winning the Dakota Classic, they finished second to East Ridge at a meet in Hastings and again at the Applejack Invite. They were 20 points behind East Ridge on Friday, but Langenhahn said she saw positive signs in

her runners’ performance. Senior Raissa Hansen (14:38.0) and junior Kelli Praska (14:39.8) finished fifth and sixth for Eagan. Olivia Mitchell (32nd), Kirsten Barrett (48th), Karina Johnson (49th) and Danielle Marshall (61st) also ran for the Wildcats. The girls meet attracted five of the top 11 teams in Class AA. Rosemount won a tiebreaker for eighth place, and Harder said the seven teams that finished ahead of the Irish either are ranked or were ranked earlier in the season. Senior Hannah Grim led the Irish by placing 15th in 15:03.9, the third fastest time ever by a Rosemount High School girl. Sydney Hansen and Liz Evenocheck were 40th and 45th. Farmington was 13th and was led by seventhgrader Lauren Peterson, who was 20th individually.

Father and son will square off on Saturday Girls soccer game between Rosemount and Armstrong a family affair by Nick Clark SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

The decision Kathy Adams makes the morning of Sept. 21 could be telling, though you’ll have to forgive her if she’s torn between dressing in Armstrong red or Rosemount blue. During any other Saturday afternoon, what she wears for clothes is hardly combative. But, for her family at least, this will be unlike any other afternoon she’s experienced as a soccer mom/wife. On one side of the field at Armstrong High School will be her husband Kevin’s team from Rosemount. On the other, son Chris will lead Armstrong. Kathy’s dilemma will be obvious. “I’m not sure what she will do,” admitted Chris. “When my sister played for Eastview and they would play Rosemount, she would cheer for Eastview. I’m not sure about this though. I think for her, a perfect scenario would be a 0-0 tie.”

However, should the game end in a draw, one more predicament will surface. Chris and Kevin have devised a traveling trophy for what is expected to become an annual family affair. It’s a troll doll, which must be some sort of joke kept within family lines. Nonetheless, a tie does nothing to declare the keeper of said troll. “Maybe we’ll do an off-therecord shootout,” said Chris. “I think we’d have to figure out something.” Family matters aside, the game has plenty of other intrigue in regards to what transpires between the lines. As one would expect, the two coaches share many of the same philosophies. Style of play, however, is not necessarily one – though that is more due to circumstances than choice. Rosemount plays in the South Suburban Conference, which is known more as a possession and finesse league than the physical and rugged Northwest Suburban.

“We are very quick and we like to play a possession and attacking offense,” said Kevin. “I know Chris likes to get forward as well, but we have to stay away from the physical stuff. We are built more for speed.” The Irish are also apparently built for a bus ride. This visit to Armstrong will be their third lengthy trip of the fall after having already traveled to Northfield and Duluth. Rosemount opened the year with five consecutive victories, but the Irish have since fallen to 5-2-1 with losses to Prior Lake, Bloomington Jefferson and a 2-2 draw with Eagan Sept. 12. Armstrong, which is attempting to replace 10 seniors from last year’s team, was just 1-3-1 through Sept. 12, but the start was actually encouraging. The Falcons dropped a 2-0 decision on the road against topranked Minnetonka to start the year. They beat Park Center 1-0 and tied Osseo 1-1 to go with 3-2 defeats to Maple Grove and Centennial, the latter of which was

Sept. 12. “It is a little bit more of a blue collar group compared to what we had last year,” said Chris. “Right now, they are all working as hard as they can on their own, but they are still learning how to work with each other. But we are getting better. We’ve been pretty happy with how the girls have hung around with some of these teams.”

RHS soccer homecoming The Rosemount High School soccer program will host a Homecoming and Community Night when teams play Burnsville High School at Irish Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 26. The girls game starts at 5 p.m. and the boys games start at 7 p.m. There will be free admission for youth in grades K-8 who wear their soccer jerseys. Fans will receive one free burger and dessert with admission (while supplies last) and a chance to win T-shirts, posters and signed varsity soccer balls.

Red Wing used a risky defensive strategy in its boys soccer game Tuesday against Farmington. Sometimes the Wingers gambled and won, but several times the risk did not pay off. “Red Wing played an offsides trap fairly effectively. We ended up recording 14 offsides calls,” said Farmington coach Julian Buss, whose team defeated the Wingers 6-1 in Missota Conference play. “One thing about the offsides trap is if your defenders are constantly moving up trying to trap the forwards, if you don’t get the call and ball goes through, it is a race to the goal. We capitalized on a number of fast-break situations where the (offsides) flag didn’t go up.” Jake Spindler and Blake Smith scored two goals each for the Tigers, who improved to 6-2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Missota. Farmington has a fourgame unbeaten streak (30-1). Robin DeCastro and Rafael Romero also scored for the Tigers, who were missing one of their top offensive players, Jared Wolt, who was out because of an injury. Smith, Spindler, Caleb Gochenour, Ben Sorenson and Matt DuBois had assists for Farmington. Red Wing’s goal came on a penalty kick with 11:10 remaining in the first half. That cut Farmington’s lead to 2-1, but the Tigers added a goal with 5:09 left before halftime and three more in the second half. Farmington played at New Prague on Thursday and will go to Chaska for a Missota Conference game at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Tigers notes • The girls swimming team won its second invitational meet in as many weeks Saturday when it took first at the Bloomington Kennedy Eagle Invite by more than 200 points. One week earlier, Farmington won its division at the Maroon and Gold Invitational. The Tigers also won the Missota Conference Relays in August. Individual winners for Farmington on Saturday included Cora Ruzicka (200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle), Kaitlyn O’Reilly (200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke) and Kirsten Kracke (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle). Farmington also took first in the 2009 freestyle relay with Kracke, Ellie Sundet, Chelsea Gehrke and O’Reilly. O’Reilly’s time of 2 minutes, 15.73 seconds in the 200 IM set a meet record. But that’s not her fastest time in the event; she set a school record of 2:10.07 in a Missota Conference meet against Northfield. • The girls soccer team got another look at the competition it will face next year in the South Suburban Conference. The Tigers lost 5-0 on Monday at Eagan, one of the SSC’s top teams. It was Farmington’s second game against a South Suburban team this season. The Tigers tied Lakeville South 0-0 in August. The Tigers will play at Chaska at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Email Mike Shaughnessy at mike.shaughnessy@ecminc.com.


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KIDSPO, from 1A mance by its youth and teen choir. The following acts on the main stage will be Twin Cities authors Lynn Garthwaite and Gordon Fredrickson. Bloomington writer Garthwaite will read from one of her Dirkle Smat books at 10:25 a.m. Although Dirkle has a funny name, he’s a serious explorer who takes readers on fantastic journeys. Lakeville writer Fredrickson will read from “If I Were A Farmer� at 11:15 a.m. using props and projected images about oldtime farming days based on Fredrickson’s experiences growing up around Lakeville. Primrose School of Eagan and Lakeville will lead an interactive music performance at 11:40 a.m. during which children will be invited on stage to help. The Eagan Fire Department will give a fire prevention education presentation at 12:05 p.m. Lakeville-based Twin Cities Ballet and Ballet Royale of Minnesota, which also offers classes at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, will give a sneak peek of its winter performance of “The Nutcracker� at 12:55 p.m. Models in the Old Navy Fashion Show will walk across the stage at 1:20 p.m. while Corrina Marie Swiggum, Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2013 of Prior Lake, will serve as the guest emcee. She also will be available for photos during KIDSPO. An interactive kids activity, which is being sponsored by Park Chrysler Jeep, will be at 2:35 p.m. followed by the Kids Prize Walk at 3 p.m.

It aims to record information about children in an effort to help law enforcement in times of need. The program, which consists of digital fingerprints, voice recording and photo; height and weight information, cheek swab (for DNA), a computer disc and laminated keepsake cards, is being offered during KIDSPO. Those who have not signed up for the KidsID Child Safety Program at KIDSPO can do so online at kidspo2013.com, clicking on the activities page, and selecting the KidsID Program section. Space is limited. More information about the program is at www.mn-masons.org.

Fun and games

The folks at the Cataract Lodge of Bloomington, in association with the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, will offer the KidsID Child Safety Program.

Filling the Community Center’s 80,000-squarefoot gym will be carnival games, inflatables, iDance, Studio Bodair of Lakeville’s crazy hair, Tiny Diva Princess Party face painting and The Works Museum of Bloomington’s engineering and art activities. Children will have free use of the Community Center’s The Blast play area. AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center of Eden Prairie will have their trampoline launch pad just outside the lower level entrance of the Community Center. Kids can leap high in the air while safely strapped into the harness (additional cost, weather permitting). Gamin’ Ride will offer video games in its outdoor gaming truck as well as iDance in the gym. Flip Your Lids will offer a safe medieval knight duel using foam padded jousting poles and a whole lot of goofiness. There will be lunch and snack options at the Green Mill food booths. Kids Corner, sponsored by Sesame Street Live, will have activities for young children and Elmo will be reading a story every hour starting at 10:30 a.m.

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The first 300 children through the door will each receive a voucher to a performance of Sesame Street Live’s “Make a New Friend,� Jan. 24-26, 2014, at Target Center. Admission to KIDSPO is free, but some activities will require tickets or unlimited play wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $7 by going online to http:// kidspo2013.com until Sept. 27 or $10 at the door.

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Junior goalkeeper Kyle LaMott has been outstanding in the nets so far this season. He is a major reason that the Lightning are 5-2 and have been ranked in the Top 10 teams in the state so far this season. Kyle led the metro area in save percentage (92.9%) last week while his team went 1-1. Kyle also saved two penalty kicks last week raising his total to three on the season! Kyle has started this season right where he left off when he was a starter in goal as a sophomore for the State Champion Lightning. He has consistently made difficult saves look easy and routinely comes up big when his team needs him the most.

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Jessica Kathryn Staszak, daughter of Tim and Mary Staszak of Elko, & Kannan Shanmugasundaram, son of Ren and Thankamoni of Chattanooga, TN, were married Sept. 15, 2012. Jessica, is a ‘04 graduate of Lakeville HS, 2013 graduate of Georgetown School of Medicine, and is a surgery resident at the University of TN. Kannan, a ‘00 graduate of the McCallie School, 2008 graduate of University of Memphis Law School, & currently works for the US Patent & Trademark Office. The couple resides in Memphis, TN.

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September 19, 2013 DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

auto

employment

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TO PLACE YOUR AD Ads may be placed Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Apple Valley location and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Eden Prairie location. Deadline: Display: Tuesday 4 pm* Line Ads: Wednesday 12 pm* * Earlier on holiday weeks

By Phone: 952-846-2000 or 952-392-6888 By FAX:

952-846-2010 or 952-941-5431

By Mail:

15322 Galaxie Ave., Ste. 219 Apple Valley, MN 55124

real estate • business services

Garage Sales $42 Package $40 Package

Visit our Apple Valley or Eden Prairie office to place your Classified ad, make a payment, or pick up your Garage Sale Kit. sunthisweek.com or minnlocal.com

can be picked up at the $42 Package Eden Prairie office.

$44

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

HOW TO PAY

class.thisweek@ecm-inc.com

• Wheels • Sporting • Farm • Pets • Announcements • Merchandise • Sales • Rentals/Real Estate • Services • Employment • Network Ads

Transportation

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

*Garage Sale Kits

In Person:

INDEX

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• 3 line ad • 2 week run • FREE Garage Sale Kit* • Metro Wide Coverage – 318,554 homes

10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Website: Email:

•

classifieds

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

Merchandise Mover $44

SERVICES & POLICIES

• 3 lines, 4 weeks, All zones • Additional lines: $7.00 • Merchandise $151.00 or more

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

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

~ Blacktop ~ Building & Remodeling ~ Cabinetry ~ Carpet ~ Cement & Masonry ~ Chimney Repair ~ Decks ~ Drywall ~ Electrical ~ Fencing

1010-1070 1510-1580 2010-2080 2510-2520 3010-3090 3510-3630 4010-4030 4510-4650 5010-5440 5510-2280 6010

~Flooring & Tile ~ Garage Doors~ Gutters ~

Service Directory

~ Hauling ~ Handyperson ~ Home Services ~ Housecleaning ~ Insulation ~ Landscaping ~ Moving & Storage ~ Plumbing ~ Painting ~ Roofing & Siding ~ Tree Service ~ Upholstery ~

5000 SERVICES

5160 Commercial & Residential Cleaning

5170 Concrete/Masonry/WaterprooďŹ ng

5270 Gutter Cleaning

5340 Landscaping

5080 Child & Adult Care

◆CLEAN AND SHINE◆ Thorough, rel. cleaning. 14 yrs exp. Outstanding ref’s. Dawn or Brett 952-657-5577

Rick Concrete & Masonry All Types of Concrete Work! Additions, driveways, patios, stamped & colored. Tear out & replace 612-382-5953

GUTTER- CLEANING WINDOW CLEANING 763-JIM-PANE 763-546-7263 Insured * Since 1990 Jim@JimPane.com

AB LANDSCAPING Perennial gardens, Fall Maintenance, Shrub trimming and lawn aerating. Call Al , 952-432-7908

5190 Decks

5280 Handyperson

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

Looking for 2 FT/PT Toddler age Opngs at TLC BV home. Days. 952-412-0028

5090 Asphalt/Blacktopping/Seal Coating H & H Blacktopping 612-861-6009

Housecleaning Openings Wkly/Biwkly only. Reliable. Lori 651-329-5783

5170 Concrete/Masonry/WaterprooďŹ ng A+ BBB Member

5140 Carpet, Floor & Tile 0% Hassles 100% Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services.

Owners on job site

952-985-5516

â—†Restretch â—†Repair â—†Replace

allcarpetmn.com 952-898-4444  0% Hassles 100%Satisfaction All Carpet & Vinyl Services. â—†Restretchâ—†Repair â—†Replace

allcarpetmn.com, 763-503-6114  Above All Hardwood Floors

“We Now Install Carpet, Tile & Vinyl.� 952-440-WOOD (9663) Escobar Hardwood Floors Carpet & Ceramic Tile

Professional w/12 yrs exp.

952-292-2349

5% Discount With Ad

â—† â—† â—† MAC TILE â—† â—† â—† mactilemn.com SANDING-REFINISHING

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

londonairechimney service.com

From the Unique to the Ordinary Specializing in drives, patios & imprinted colored & stained concrete. Interior acid stained floors and counter tops. www.staincrete.com 952-461-3710 info@staincrete.com

s7INDOW$OOR  2EPLACEMENT Âť_ÂťYVVT s!DDITIONS s2OOFS HKKP[PVU s"ASEMENTS *HSSMVYKL[HPSZ s'ARAGES 28 yrs. exp. s$ECKS s3IDING Insurance Claims

5210 Drywall PearsonDrywall.com 35 yrs taping, ceiling repair, remodel. 952-200-6303

Residential • Commercial

• Commercial Sealcoating & Striping

250 OFF

$

Repair • Resurface • Replacement All Work Guaranteed*

Any job over $2000 OR

100 OFF

$

Any job over $1000

Present coupon after you receive your bid. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

Family Owned & Operated for Over 40 Years

952-496-3977 • 952-445-5215 jbtblacktopping.com

Lic-Bond-Ins Visa Accepted

A-1 Work Ray’s Handyman

No job too small!! Quality Work @ Competitive Prices! Free Estimates.

JNH Electric 612-743-7922

Ray 612-281-7077

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

Â? All Home Repairs! Â? Excell Remodeling, LLC Interior & Exterior Work One Call Does it All! Call Bob 612-702-8237 or Dave 612-481-7258

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

TEAM ELECTRIC teamelectricmn.com Lic/ins/bonded Res/Com All Jobs...All Sizes

Free Ests. 10% Off W/Ad

Call 952-758-7585

5260 Garage Doors GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS Repair/Replace/ Reasonable Lifetime Warranty on All Spring Changes www.expertdoor.com 651-457-7776

Dakota Home Improvement Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Drywall, Tile & Decks CCs accept’d 952-270-1895 George Lutz 35 yrs exp. Specializing in work for the Elderly & persons w/spec. needs. Bathrooms, ceramic tile, grab bars, ext. ramps & decks.Remodeling. 952-435-5841 Lic. #BC004406

**Mike the Painter Interior/ exterior, Wallpaper, 35 yrs exp, Ins 612-964-5776

RETAINING WALLS

SunThisweek.com

763-420-3036 952-240-5533

5380 Plumbing

Offering Complete Landscape Services alandscapecreations.com

5350 Lawn & Garden Services 4 Seasons Lawncare Fall Aeration Cleanups Comm/Res. Snow removal Ins’d . 952-237-8936 $40 Lawn Aerations Multi Neighbor Discount Mark 651-245-7876

5370 Painting & Decorating

Anderson Bobcat Srv. Bobcat/Mini-X, Trucking, Retaining walls, grading, holes, etc. 952-292-7600

5390 RooďŹ ng, Siding & Gutters

A Family Operated Business

Roofing/Tear-offs New Construction BBB Free Est. MC/Visa No Subcontractors Used. Lic/Ins. 952-891-8586 zRandy’s Residentialz Improvements Local Roofer! z612-414-0308z Lic. 2063583 BBB Member Re-Roofing & Roof Repairs - 30 Yrs Exp Insured - Lic#20126880 John Haley #1 Roofer, LLC. Call 952-925-6156

FREE – NO OBLIGATION PROPERTY INSPECTION

OFFICE (952) 943-0127

GOLD STAR service GUARANTEE & LIFETIME WARRANTY

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

Great Service Affordable Prices

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

The Original

QUALITY SERVICE Since 1949

Concrete & Waterproofing, Inc. We Specialize In:

The

General Contractors Origina The The Origina

FREE ESTIMATES Lic # 6793

(952) 431-9970

612-275-2574 AJ’s Tree Service Trimming & Removal Free Estimates & Insured

Lot Clearing/Stump Removal

Al & Rich’s Low Cost Stump Removal, Portable Mach. Professional tree trimming & removal. ◆◆952-469-2634◆◆

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

Jeff 612-578-5299 NOVAK STUMP REMOVAL

Free Ests. Lic’d & Ins’d 952-888-5123

PAUL BUNYAN TREE SERVICE, INC. Tree Trimming & Removal Insured. 952-445-1812 paulbunyantreeserviceinc.com

Silver Fox Services Tree Trimming/Removal & Stump Grinding. Fully Licensed & Insured BBB Accredited “A� Rating Registered W/Dept of Agriculture. 16+ Yrs Exp. Family Owned & Operated

Free Estimates 952-883-0671 612-715-2105

STUMP GRINDING Free Ests. Best $$ Ins’d Brett 612-290-1213

5440 Window Cleaning Rich’s Window Cleaning Quality Service. Affordable rates. 952-435-7871

•FREE ESTIMATES •INSURED

Credit Cards Accepted

ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS

Trees & Stumps CHEAP!!

Senior Discounts

Lic. #BC626700

STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION

612-644-8035 Remove Large

Free Ests 952-440-6104

A Fresh Look, Inc.

Origina

Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding

SAVE MONEY Competent Master Plumber needs work. Lic# M3869. Jason 952-891-2490

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

- We Deliver - www.HermansLandscape.com Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Tree & Landscape. Fall Discount - 25% Off

A Good Job!! 15 yrs exp. Thomas Tree Service Immaculate Clean-up! Tree Removal/Trimming

INSURANCE CLAIM

MN LICENSE #BC667146 INSURED & CERTIFIED

$0 For Estimate Timberline

A RENEW PLUMBING zDrain Cleaning zRepairs zRemodeling z Lic# 060881-PM Bond/Ins 952-884-9495

ROOFING SIDING WINDOWS GUTTERS

• Pulverized Dirt - $12.75 yd • Rock Engraving • Colored Mulch $28.00 yd • Bagged Mulch $3.00 2cu. yd • Concrete Edging Starting at $1.29 ea.

5420 Tree Care & Stump Removal

Narrow Access Backyards Fully Insured

Quality Residential Painting & Drywall Ceiling & Wall Textures H20 Damage - Plaster Repair Wall Paper Removal INTERIOR  EXTERIOR

LOW LOW PRICES

Summer Discounts! Regal Enterprises Inc Roofing, Siding, Windows Gutters. Insurance Work. Since 1980. Lic. BC 515711 952-201-4817 Regalenterprisesinc.net

Call Jeff for

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

16586 Johnson Mem. Dr. Jordan, MN 55352

Gutters * Soffit/Fascia TOPSIDE, INC. 612-869-1177 Lic CR005276 â—† Bonded â—† Insured 33 Yrs Exp. A+ Rating BBB

Stump Removal

612•390•6845 5340 Landscaping

952-492-2783

-9,,,:;04(;,:Insured, Bonded & Licensed No. 20011251

PICTURE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, NEW DRIVEWAY

Concrete Dumpster Service Carpentry  Baths &Tile Fencing Windows Water/Fire Damage Doors

5220 Electrical

  

Serving the Entire Metro Area

lation “Committed to Excellence� 612-205-9953 modernlandscapes.biz

952.846-2000 or SunThisweek.com

in Sun Classifieds

DAVE’S PAINTING and WALLPAPERING

Int/Ext Painting 26 years, Insured, Ref’s. Mike 763-434-0001

CONCRETE & MASONRY

â—†651-699-3504

• Ben’s Painting • Int/Ext, Drywall Repair Paint/Stain/Ceilings. We accept Visa/MC/ Discvr., 952-432-2605

Modern Landscapes

30+ Yrs Exp /Owner Operator

Professional and Prompt Guaranteed Results.

â—† Roofing â—† Siding

• Retaining Walls • Paver Patios • Design & Instal-

952-451-3792 R.A.M. CONSTRUCTION Any & All Home Repairs

>692.<(9(5;,,+

â&#x20AC;˘ Parking Lots â&#x20AC;˘ Private Roadways â&#x20AC;˘ Overlays

MDH Lead Supervisor

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

Int/Ext â&#x20AC;˘ Free Est. â&#x20AC;˘ 23 Yrs. Will meet or beat any price! Lic/Ins Visa/MC 952-469-6800

Water Features & Pavers.

ARTHUR THEYSON *65:;9<*;065

4HEYSON#ONSTRUCTIONCOm

#BC679426

5390 RooďŹ ng, Siding & Gutters

Giffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobcat Service Auger-Backhoe-Level Bar Concrete/Asphalt remove. Flex hrs. 952-461-3717

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

952-888-9070

5150 Chimney & Fireplace Services

Tile, Carpentry, Carpet, Painting & Flooring

SELL IT, BUY IT

Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sanding Service Since 1951

Wall/Ceiling Repair/Texture

Call 952-334-9840 E-ZLandscape.com

www.rooftodeckmn.com Code #78

VLowell Russell V V Concrete V

Ed McDonald 763-464-9959

Status Contracting, Inc. Kitchens & Baths, Lower Level Remodels. Decks.

â&#x20AC;˘ Stamped Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Standard Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Driveways â&#x20AC;˘ Fire Pits & Patios â&#x20AC;˘ Athletic Courts â&#x20AC;˘ Steps & Walks â&#x20AC;˘ Floors & Aprons www.mdconcrete.net

Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concrete & Masonry 36 yrs exp. Free ests. Insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Colored & Stamped, Driveways & Steps, Sidewalks, Patios, Blocks, & Flrs. New or replacement. Tear out & removal. Will meet or beat almost any quote! 952-469-2754

We offer professional services for your wood floors! Installs/Repair Sand/Refinish Free Ests Insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Mbr: BBB

DECK CLEANING & STAINING

0 Stress! 110% Satisfaction!

Dale 952-941-8896 office 612-554-2112 cell We Accept Credit Cards â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soon To Be Your Favorite Contractor!â&#x20AC;? Statuscontractinginc.com Find Us On Facebook

Steps, Walks, Drives, Patios Chimney Repair. No job to Sm. Lic/Bond/Ins John 952-882-0775

Installation-Sanding-Finishing

ALL-WAYS DECKS Decks, Porches - Free Est. SUMMER IS HERE! Enjoy the outdoors! allwaysdecksinc.com Jeff 651-636-6051 Mike 763-786-5475 Lic# 20003805

E-Z Landscape

5370 Painting & Decorating

(763) 550-0043 â&#x20AC;˘ (952) 476-7601 (651) 221-2600

3500 Vicksburg Lane Suite 400-351 â&#x20AC;˘ Plymouth, MN 55447

â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ The â&#x20AC;˘ Origina â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Buckling Walls Foundation Repair READERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHOICE Wet Basement Repair Awards Wall Resurfacing Garage/Basement Floors www.MinnLocal.com

Licensed

(MN# BC215366) â&#x20AC;˘

Bonded â&#x20AC;˘ Insured

651-452-4802

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

612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic #BC156835 â&#x20AC;˘ Insured

612-824-2769 952-929-3224 www.gardnerconcrete.net Family Owned & Operated

Full Interior & Exterior www.ktpainting.com

Free Estimates

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

Reduce â&#x20AC;˘ Reuse â&#x20AC;˘ Recycle


DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE September 19, 2013

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$175 to $3,500 FOR JUNK OR WRECKED CARS & TRUCKS

651-460-6166 www.vikingautosalvage.com

1000 WHEELS 1010 Vehicles 1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Starts & runs great! 146K, 2 door, 2.6L, red interior, good tires, new license tabs, $925. 612-309-6195 Chevrolet 210 1956 4 dr 76K mi New paint exc. interior. $10,500 507-645-6792 Wanted 69’ Charger, Will pay cash for ‘69 or ‘70 Dodge Charger. Vehicle in any condition considered. 507-380-7879

Having a Garage Sale?

3010 Announcements

3610 Miscellaneous Wanted

Recovery International

* WANTED *

Self-help organization offers a proven method to combat depression, fears, panic attacks anger, perfectionism, worry, sleeplessness, anxiety, tenseness, etc. Groups meet weekly in many locations. Voluntary contributions. Dona: 612-824-5773 www.LowSelfHelp Systems.org

3060 Lost & Found

952-846-2000

SunThisweek.com

1020 Junkers & Repairables

3500 MERCHANDISE

$$$ $200 - $10,000 $$$ Junkers & Repairables More if Saleable. MN Licensed www.crosstownauto.net 612-861-3020 651-645-7715

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

September 19, 20, 21

3510 Antiques & Collectibles Vintage & Antique Sales Historic Downtown Carver 7 Vintage Shops Open 3 Days Every Month! Thurs (10-5); Fri-Sat (10-4) Facebook: The Occasional Shops of Carver

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3520 Cemetery Lots

05 Weeres Pontoon 20’ 05 Merc. 40HP EFI Motor 08 Roll-in trailer. All ike new. Slipped at Lk Waconia. $11,000, 651-357-2625

2 spaces, 2 vaults, companion memorial, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. B/O 612-850-3028 Grandview Park Cemetery, Hopkins. 2 side by side plots

$950 ea/BO. 602-861-8082

2500 PETS

3580 Household/ Furnishings

2510 Pets

LR & DR Furniture. Exc. cond! Great deal! Call Lori for more info 612-619-6996

QN. PILLOWTOP SET

AKC Boxer Puppies $350 -$450. Ready now. Check our website:

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

www.johnsonboxers.com Or call: 641-344-6929

SteelCase u-shaped desk unit. Like new! Reduced to $600 Plym. 715-571-1920

Orange Tabby Kitties 2 little males, 4 wks. Free to a good home! 952-435-8049

Used Maytag Dishwasher Almond $300 Used Whirlpool Electric Stove $300 Almd 952-461-3445

Purebred Beagle Puppies: 7 wks, $300. 218-879-5183 or 218-879-8173

3000 ANNOUNCEMENTS 3010 Announcements Burnsville Lakeville

A Vision for You-AA Thursdays 7:30 PM A closed, mixed meeting at Grace United Methodist Church East Frontage Road of I 35 across from Buck Hill - Burnsville If you want to drink that’s your business... if you want to STOP that’s ours. Call

Alcoholics Anonymous Minneapolis: 952-922-0880 St. Paul: 651-227-5502 Find a meeting: www.aastpaul.org www.aaminneapolis.org

1020 Junkers & Repairables

3600 Miscellaneous For Sale 4 Ford F-150 factory chrome rims & tires. Scorpion STR, P285/45R 22, 110 H MTS. $800, 651-3572626 Craftsman 10” Electronic Radial Arm Saw w/6 drawer cabinet $250. Blackhawk Model MC-9 Heavy Duty Cherry Picker 1500 lbs $100. Cartridge World replacement cartridges HP98 & HP93 $10 ea. Sand Blaster home-made $150 , 612-998-8654 Fall fertilize with Scotts 15M size TB & winterizer and grass seed. Close out prices. Eagan location Limited Supply. 651-503-3860 Foosball Tbl Comb: B-ball, air hockey, pool, bowl, pingpong $275/bo 952-545-1280

King Sized adjustable bed base. Like new! Works perfectly! $500 952-895-1892 Kitchen-Aid 25 cu ft. White Fridge w/water & ice in door Side by side $800/ best offer 952-435-7314 Wood Chipper/Shredder takes up to 3” dia. branch. 8HP Motor 952-423-3255

3610 Miscellaneous Wanted Buying Old Trains & Toys STEVE’S TRAIN CITY

952-933-0200 1020 Junkers & Repairables

WE BUY AND TOW UNWANTED & WRECKED VEHICLES MN Licensed Dealer ~ Call for Quote

651-322-1800

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www.upullrparts.com 4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

Old Stereo / Hifi equip.

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

CRYSTAL

Huge 4 Family Sale!

Furn., more! 9/26-28 (8-5) 5668 Maryland Ave. North Crystal

Huge Kid’s Sale

Awesome Kids Stuff! Sold by kids, for kids!

Sept. 21 (8:30 - Noon)

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

4550 Roommates & Rooms For Rent

Plymouth MOVING SALE! 9/26-28 (9-4) 4575 Forestview Ln N

LAKEVILLE, Pvt LL, full furn. All util. Int, TV, DVR NS $750 Jack 952-607-1082

(off Rockford btwn 169/494)

Plymouth, Sept. 20 (1-6), Sept. 21 (10-5), ESTATE SALE 9/20 (1-6), 9/ 21 (105). 100+ mib Barbies, instruments, records, books, antiqs, cloz, & misc. 11730 50th Ave North

Andy 651-329-0515

Crystal Community Center

4000 SALES

EAGAN Friday Sept 13 & Saturday Sept 14, 8-4 pm. 2090 Quartz Lane

Visit us at SunThisweek.com

Eden Prairie Moving Sale 9250 Overlook Trail (off Franlo) Thurs-Sat, 9/19-21, 8am. Furn, lamps, bikes, hh

PRIOR LAKE Large Estate Sale

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets Old Barn Boutique Crafts, Furniture, Antiques

Advertise your sale with us

1530 Watercraft

◆ ◆ WANTED ◆ ◆

17th Annual

LOST: 8/1 in West Blmgtn Long haired Chihuahua, F, 10lbs REWARD Please call: 952-261-8879 612-823-2697

1500 SPORTING

US Coins, Currency Proofs, Mint Sets, Collections, Gold & 14K Jewelry Will Travel. 30 yrs exp Cash! Dick 612-986-2566

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

It could be yours. Call for details. 952-392-6862

9/19-22; 9/26-29 (9a-6p) 21385 Johnson Memorial Dr (2 mi. N. of Emma Krumbees on Hwy. 169 in Belle Plain)

▶ Crafters Wanted ◀

4800 Douglas Drive

Eden Prairie Moving Sale 9752 Belmont Lane (off Hwy 169 & Pioneer Trail) 8am. Thurs 9/19 & Sat 9/21 Furn, linens, much HH

for Craft Fair at Richfield Lutheran Church (8 West 60th St., Mpls)

Edina Garage - Estate Sale Wed 3-7, Thurs-Fri 9-4 HH, holiday decor, trunks, lthr coats. 6813 Chapel Ln

For more info call Mary

Edina Rugby

Sat., October 19 (9-4)

612-866-4469

Multi Fam Garage Sale

EAGAN 10/5 9am-5pm, Halloween craft show. Eagan Community Ctr. 1501 Central Pkwy

8-4 Thur & Fri, 8-12 Sat September 19-20-21 Bag Sale Sat at 11 5257 Lochloy Drive

4030 Garage & Estate Sales

Estate Sale Forest Lake, 9/28-29, 9am-3pm, 50+ years of Vintage items, details oldisknew.com, 21479 Hermes Ave.

APPLE VALLEY Moving! 13390 Gunflint Path 9/1921ST 10-7PM, 75 Yrs of stuff! Furn! Collectibles! Apple Valley Multi-Family 9/19-22 (9-6) Furn., toys, adult/kid cloz, HH. 15616 Harmony Way APPLE VALLEY, Sept 19-21, 8-4pm, Child’s cloz, toys, HH furn. Tools & Pictures 13789 Guild Ave BLOOMINGTON

Fri-Sat, 9/27-28 (8-4) HH, Boys cloz, and misc. 10342 Rhode Island Cir. Bloomington Multi-Family 9/18-20 (95) HH, tools, furn., games, much misc! 200 Mission Rd Bloomington One day large moving sale. Everything must go! Thurs Sept. 19th, 8:00-4:30pm. Furn tools, antiques, & much more! 150 W 102nd St Bloomington One Day only! 9/28 (9-4) Tools, misc. Cash & carry 8301 Washburn Ave. South Bloomington Scrapbooking Sale 9/12-14 (9-6) Way below wholesale prices! 11116 Stanley Circle

Bloomington Sept. 26-27 (9-5) Adult/ Kids cloz, HH items, misc. 9312 Oakland Ave. South Bloomington, 09/12 - 9/14 Huge Multi Fam Sale! Under 1 roof, the best from 190 Townhomes! Hshld, toys, clothg, costume jewelry, etc. At the Clubhouse 5500 Hyland Cts Dr. Thurs 7:30-6; Fri 8-5; Sat 1/2 price on all items 8-10am; $7 bag sale 10-12; all free after 12 pm Bloomington, 9/12-14; 9-? Crib, Highchr, baby cloz infant-toddler, HH, chess set, tackle. 2312 W 84th St Bloomington, Estate Sale 10717 Washburn Ave S 9/13 - 9/15 (9a-5p) See Craigs List. Bloomington, ESTATE SALE 9/20-21 (10-3), 9/22 (9-2) 2320 Overlook Drive Brooklyn Park: Sept 28th Waterford Estates Garage Sale 9am-5pm 7000 62nd Avenue N. In Parking Lot BURNSVILLE Kennelly Court 9/25-27th 7am-5pm, Moving Sale! HH, furn, tools, cloz, more! BURNSVILLE Sept 14 8:30 - 4pm, Estate Sale! Furn, antiqs! HH, old records! 2020 Manor Dr BURNSVILLE Tools, garden, HH, adult cloz, furn. 9/21 (8-4), 9/22 (10-3) 3205 Barbara Lane CHANHASSEN Furn., HH, & misc items. 9/19 (8-6), 9/20 (8-5), 9/21 (8-2) 7253 Pontiac Circle

FARMINGTON 9/21 9AM-4PM, Man Cave Sale! Tools, auto parts, bldng supplies, Antqs., 18061 Pilot Knob Rd

Farmington, Sept. 20 & 21, Fri. 3:30-7 pm, Sat. 8-11 am, Huge Fundraising Sale! Clothing, household items, toys, books, furniture, and much more! 325 Oak St. Rambling River Center FRIDLEY Multi-Family: HH, toys, yard tools, + 9/19-21 (9-4)

6858 Washington St NE Golden Valley

All Campus Garage Sale

Colonial Acres Healthcare Center at Covenant Village Thurs, Sept. 26 (8-4) Fri, Sept. 27 (8-12) Furn., HH, & Misc. items 1622 Yosemite Avenue Corner of Yosemite & St Croix

Golden Valley Downsizing! 9/19-21, (85), 6706 Glenwood Ave. Gas grill, luggage & misc. GOLDEN VALLEY Moving Sale 9/27-28 (8-5)

4121 Bassett Creek Drive 40 year accumulation! Furniture, pictures, tools, HH, linens, patio set, books.

HOPKINS

▶ ▶ Annual ◀ ◀ Fall Yard Sale Meadow Creek Condominiums

Sat, Sept. 21 (8am-4pm) Look for the signs on: 11th Ave So., Smetana Rd, Westbrooke Way, & Old Settlers Trail Sale will be held rain or shine!

LAKEVILLE: Brackett’s Crossing Townhomes 18050 Judicial Way No. 9/20 & 9/21 8-5pm, Great stuff! Priced to move. Framed artwork, HH, seasonal deco, games, costumes, clothing, furs, golf 1986-2005 Santa bear collection & More!

4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Sat, 9/28 - Mon, 9/30 (9am-4pm) #’s Sat 7:30 Outstanding Renaissance Revival oak DR set & lrg. Partners Desk. English 18th Century furn., brass, crystal, china. 1000’s of unique items! Don’t miss this sale! DIRECTIONS: I-35 to Exit 81 (Cty 70), W to exit 87 (Mushtown Rd) N to 213th St, turn left to 4400 Hickory Hills Trl. Check internet for alternate directions.

RICHFIELD - HUGE SALE Thurs, 9/26 (9-5); Fri, 9/27 (9-7) 1/2 price day; Sat, 9/28 (9-12) $2 Bag Day Like us on Facebook: @ richfieldlutherangaragesales

Richfield Lutheran 60th & Nicollet Ave. So.

AAA Cash For Houses Buying Homes Since 1991

612-801-0065

4620 Modular/ Manufactured For Sale 2 BR Manuf. Home One level living, Deck, storage shed W&D Hook-ups, skylight in BA, DW, microw. Side x Side fridge. 952-435-7979 Apple Valley/Lakeville Border: 3 BR, 1 BA 3 season porch, all remodeled, pets OK $27,000. Call Dona 612-581-3833 OPEN HOUSE Friday, September 27, 2013 . 9am-7pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials!

7227 Penn Ave. South

Saturday, September 28, 2013. 9am-3pm. Ask about Same Day Application Specials! 952-435-7979

Robbinsdale 9/26-27 (8-6), 9/28 (8-12). Some Old, Some New!, 4548 Grimes Ave N

5500 EMPLOYMENT

Rosemount, 9/12-13; 8-59/14; 8-1, toys, books, cloz, Barbie jeep, bikes, bunk beds, hh 14068 Auburn Av

5510 Full-time

Richfield: 9/19-20 (8-4); 9/21 Cloz $4 bag, all else 1/2 price (8-1) St. Nicholas Church Recycle/Bake Sale

Rosemount, 9/19-20 8-5p, 9/21 8-3pm. 3820 155th St W. Multi Family Sale! & Misc! Shorewood 9/27-28 (9-3) Furn, HH, dog kennel, golf, electronics, toys, books. 19890 Muirfield Circle Wayzata Moving Sale 9/12-14 (9-5)

HH, furn., tools, more!

2435 North Shore Drive Wayzata, 9/21/13, 9am4pm. Kitchenware, Lawn & Garden, Tools, Collectibles, Furniture. 215 Chicago Ave N

4500 RENTALS / REAL ESTATE 4510 Apartments/ Condos For Rent AV: 1 BR Condo, Pool, Garage, Avail now. No pets. $725 952-942-5328 Burnsville, 1 BR, 1 BA Condo W/D in unit $950 + utils. 952-923-0371 Rosemount, 2 BR Off St. prkg. No Pets. Available NOW. $600 952-944-6808

4520 Townhomes/Dbls/ Duplexes For Rent Burnsville Townhome2BR, 2BA, 2000 sq. ft, Avail 11/1, $1450 / mo. + utils. Call: 612-978-6227

Cabinet/Countertop Fabrication BWS designs, fabricates and installs custom countertops and cabinetry for the residential and commercial markets. We have positions available for solid surface countertop fabricators, cabinet maker, granite installers, and countertop installer. Experience important. BWS offers competitive compensation accordance with experience and benefits. Interested individuals can send resume or apply at: Bob’s Wood Specialties, Inc. 14200 Ewing Ave South Burnsville, MN 55306 info@bws-crg.com Phone: 952-890-4700 Fax: 952-890-6448 EOE Carpenters Wanted Established company seeking self motivated, hard working individuals. Excellent pay. Room for advancement. Immediate start. Call Chris at 612-749-9752 Company Drivers/ Owner Operators Class A CDL, Farmington. Current health card, pass drug test, local 5-6 dys a wk,at least 24 yrs old, 2 yrs experience. Owner Operators must have wet kit. Call: 651-423-5388

Get Your GED or HS Diploma now!

Lakeville Clean 2BR, 2BA, TH. 2 car gar. No smk/pets. appls. $850 612-384-4584

Prep and Test ABE@district196.org 952-431-8316

5510 Full-time

5510 Full-time

Community Habilitation Specialist Assist individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and sensory impairments in a center based setting in Bloomington. Provide supervision, job skills training, implement programs and track goals, participate in community integration activities, assist with self-care needs and meals. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and degree preferred. Position requires the ability to lift and transfer individuals to/from wheelchairs. A valid driver’s license and compliance with MVR & Rule 11 background checks required. Ability to obtain a CDL license within 6 months of hire and drug/ alcohol testing required. Driving a Rise van or lift equipped bus is a daily function of the job. Position requires individual to lift and carry 50+ pounds on a regular basis. Position is full-time, M-F with excellent benefits. $11-$12 HR/DOQ with a generous training & benefit package. Submit cover letter and resume to Jamie at JMcMahon@rise.org. www.rise.org Equal Opportunity Employer

Drivers Full-time OTR, Van/ Reefer. Minimum 2 yrs required. Late Model equipment. Regional/ Long haul. Class A CDL required. Weekend Home time. .38 cents/mile starting wage. Call Nik: 651-325-0307

Drivers Owner Operators: $8000 sign-on-bonus if in the fleet by end of September! Avg. last week $3200 including FS.! Serious Stable Company. 888-992-5609

Finish Carpenters

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

5510 Full-time

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Fall Rummage Sale Good Shepherd Lutheran 3745 Shoreline Drive (Co Rd 15) 10/2 (4-8); 10/3 (8-8); 10/4 (8-12 is $4 Bag Day) For Info: 952-471-8433

Orono Kids Stuff Sale Infant to Teen - Clothes, toys, books, and more!

Sat, Sept. 28 9am-2pm 9-10: $1 Admission fee 1-2: half price sale

4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways

Penn Ave & Hwy 494, Bloomington Heart Promotions 651-438-3815

4610 Houses For Sale

by Dennis J. Hagen

With all levels of exp. FT positions located in SouthEast metro, Farmington and surrounding areas. Benefits eligible. Work includes interior trim duties. Must be able to lift 75 lbs.,run power tools, pass a background check, drug test.Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our jobs line: 952-380-3720

11828 Shady Oak Lane

4020 Crafts, Boutiques & Flea Markets

Fri 10-9 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4

Apple Valley: Winter Storage! Inside storage. Great location & affordable rates. Boats, campers & cars. 612-889-8768

TRIM CARPENTERS

Sept. 26-27-28 (9am-6pm) See Craigs List

Schumann Elemen. School

September 20, 21, 22

4570 Storage For Rent

Carpentry Contractors Co. has openings for

Minnetonka Estate Sale

Crystal 9/26-28 (9-5), Tools, books, toys, clothes, HH & misc. 8317 32nd Pl N

Southtown Mall Fall Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show

Lakeville: Rm Shr kit, bath, laundry, fam rm. Inclds utils & cable $470 plus dep. 952-892-6102

5510 Full-time

765 Old Crystal Bay Rd. Long Lake, MN

Truth Hardware, North America’s leader in designing and manufacturing of quality operating hardware for windows, patio doors, and skylights is looking to fill several entry level production positions. Qualified applicants must be willing to work 2nd or 3rd shifts, have good reading and math skills, and a good attendance and work history. Truth offers a team environment, a competitive salary, and comprehensive benefits. For consideration, please apply in person to: Human Resources, Truth Hardware, 700 West Bridge Street, Owatonna, MN 55060, fax your resume to 507-444-5380, or send your resume to careers@truth.com.

4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways

4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways

4650 Vacation Properties/Travel Getaways

2,849 ACRES OF WATER UP TO 90’ DEEP, 876 MILES OF SHORELINE, 15 CONNECTING LAKES Boat for days & never see the same shoreline! New 1 BR, Kitchen, loft, LR with 11’ 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 (20’x42’) 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

★ OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY ★

18096 Browns Lake Road, Richmond, MN 56368


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Food Production

BIGGER than you think!

Full Time Parts Puller

Located in Shakopee, New Hope and Lakeville. Entry level positions available All shifts $8.50-$10 hour.

Full Time Position Consists of inspecting and removing parts from vehicles. Applicants must have own tools and be able to work outdoors and lift 50 lbs. Looking for someone who is self motivated with a positive, friendly attitude. Pay $15/hr & up, depending on exp. Uniforms, Health Plan, Vacation and Holiday Pay Included. Monday Friday, 8am to 5pm Apply in Person at:

Open House EVERY Wednesday 9-3. No Appt Necessary. Bloomington, Chaska and New Hope office. Call 952-924-9000 for more information.

Metro Auto Salvage, Inc. 11710 E. 263rd St. Lakeville, MN

952-461-2186

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5510 Full-time

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5530 Full-time or Part-time

WAREHOUSE Position is 8-5, M-F 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 40 hrs. / wk. All aspects of warehousing, assembly and shipping & receiving. Heavy lifting, forklift operations, strong communication skills required. Training available, some flexibility in schedule.

Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hiring delivery drivers, cashiers, sandwich makers & entry level managers. Day, night, weekends. 1615 County Road 42, Burnsville 952-435-5400

Dennis Johnson

5510 Full-time

Clinic Personnel Seeking a full-time employee 32 hours per week for a busy southern suburb surgeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 8:30 to 5/5:30. Medical office experience preferable. The employee will be assisting/educating patients in clinic. We are seeking a personable, motivated individual with a positive attitude and someone who works well with a team. Please fax resume with qualifications and references to:

(952) 435-6287

Maintenance Asst/Painter Ebenezer Ridges Campus is seeking a FT Maintenance Asst/Painter. Schedule is 32 hrs/per wk M-F, with on call every fourth week & rotating holidays. Candidates should have previous painting & maint experience & work well with seniors. Boiler License desired but not required. Contact Ashley at 952-898-8414 or apply in person. Ebenezer Ridges 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

Operations Manager

phone 952-890-2966 email dkjohnson@ energysalesinc.com www.energysalesinc.com

McLane Minnesota Now Hiring Experienced CDL A Drivers

*$2500 Signing Bonus* Framing Carpenters and Window Installers All levels of exp. Work locally, no overnight/out of town travel. Positions are FT and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, pass background check and drug screen. Call our job line at: 952.380.3720 Or send resumes to: jobs@ carpentrycontractors.com

Visit us at SunThisweek.com Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hiring delivery drivers, cashiers, sandwich makers & entry level managers. Day, night, weekends. 14351 Highway 13 South. Savage 952-440-2200

5530 Full-time or Part-time

Trinity Campus NAR: AM & PM Shifts We are seeking nursing assistants to serve at our senior campus. Duties include assisting residents with their daily grooming, dining needs, ambulating and transferring. Candidates must be on the Minnesota Registry.

Apply online: www.sfhs.org/employment EEO/AA

Or at: TRINITY CAMPUS 3410 213th Street West Farmington, MN 55024

The City of Burnsville is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Community Service OfďŹ cer

Regular Part-Time (32 hrs/wk) Starting Salary: $15.67 per hour Pro-rated Benefits Applicants must complete an on-line application to be considered. For complete job description and to apply, please visit our website at: www.burnsville.org. Closing date for applications is 09/30/13.

An AA/EEO Employer

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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

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Experienced FT Managers Call 952-820-1201 for more details. e-mail resume to: Employment@leeannchin.com

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GENERAL LABORERS $11-$12 Hourly (DOQ) + X½ O.T. Benefits: Paid Training & benefits you would expect from the United States Industry Leader Required to Pass: Drug Screen, Background & Motor Vehicle Record Check

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Janitorial Up to $13 an hour Apply today, work tonight. Call 763-712-9210

Medical Assembly positions paying $11+ Food Packaging positions paying $8.50+ & Skilled Industrial Positions $11+

All shifts available

Open house every Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm in our Chaska and Bloomington office (no appointment necessary). Bring proper I9 documentation. Call (952)924-9000 or E-mail: jobs@awardstaffing.com Visit us at SunThisweek.com

5520 Part-time Asst. Teacher/Teacher Lighthouse Explorers Christian Child Center in Rosemount now hiring Asst. Teacher / Teacher for their preschool & school-age program. Approx. 30 hrs/wk. Also accepting applications for Substitute work.

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Now hiring 2nd Shift Technicians! $1000.00 Hiring Bonus** Metro Area Republic Services locations are looking for experienced Technicians to join our team! Republic Services offers Medical/Dental, Vision, 401k w/company match, PTO, Tool and Boot allowance, Safety Incentives and more! For more information on jobs available and to apply, please go to www.republic services.com and click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working for Republicâ&#x20AC;? link at the top by October 9th, 2013. EOE M/F/D/V **Hiring bonus to be paid out after 6 months of employment.

651-423-2566 Ext. 121 or email: msjackie@ explorerschildcenter.com Church Secretary: Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rosemount, MN is seeking a PT Church Secretary. The position will start with 15 hrs/wk at $12-13/hr, DOQ. Request job description or submit letter of application, resume & references to: drdave@osfamily.org. Applications close 10/24/13.

Customer Service

PT, eves, sat. We need outgoing people with excellent customer service skills. Many locations, see website for details.

pilgrimdrycleaners.com

Driver needed for light deliveries in metro. M-Thurs approx 25 hrs. Inquiries to: academydent@gmail.com General Office Cleaning 3 times per week, approx. 1 hour per day. Government office. Rosemount. Up to $25/hr. Exp. only. Must pass background check. Reply to dmoran@ shield-services.com EEO Employer

Buddy is a cocker that is cute cute cute! He is great with kids 12 and up that have had dogs before. He is housebroken and plays ball at only 2 years old. He is great with other dogs! Cockers need grooming to avoid mats and ear infections. Call Trish or Dan at 651-4634417 or see him on www.last-hope.org. You can see as many as 25 dogs at a time at our adoption days on Saturdays from 11-3 at Apple Valley Petco and Burnsville Petco this weekend!

Last Hope, Inc. (651) 463-8747

Part-time Handyman needed for Lakeville company. Up to 32 hours per month may be needed. General working hours are 8-4:30 Skilled in general maintenance. Some plumbing/electrical a plus. Please email your resume and cover letter to lewisst@ hearthnhome.com PT Receptionist The Southfork Animal Hospital is seeking an organized professional with a min. of 2yrs exp. in a clinic/ hospital setting. Must be able to handle a high volume of incoming phone calls & have the ability to muti-task in a fast paced environment. Anticipated to be 16-21 hrs per wk. Schedule will include opening & closing weekday shifts & up to e/o Saturday AM. If interested, please come in to complete an application, no phone calls please. Southfork Animal Hospital, 17445 Kenrick Ave. Lakeville, MN

Reimbursed Senior Volunteer Positions Lutheran Social Service of MN is looking for volunteers (age 55 & older) to serve in our Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion Programs. Our volunteers receive a tax-free hourly stipend, as well as mileage reimbursement and other benefits. Contact Melissa Grimmer at 651-310-9443 or email: Melissa.Grimmer@lssmn.org

Having a Garage Sale? Advertise your sale with us

952-846-2000 Retail/Clerk

PT evenings & Weekends for responsible adult. Apply in person: Blue Max Liquors 14640 10th Ave S. Burnsville

School Bus Driver

Providence Academy, a premier Catholic Pk-12 school in Plymouth has an opening for AM/PM school bus driver. Background check, drug test and DOT physical required. $15.30/ Hr. more, for experience. 20 Hrs/week with possible extra hours. Send resume to Eric.England@ ProvidenceAcademy.org

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Lakeville actor has Hollywood on her resumé

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Jane Hammill cast this month in ‘Good People’ at Park Square Theatre Jane Hammill’s return to acting has brought her some choice roles. After a 15-year hiatus, the Lakeville actor made her return to the stage in 1998 with a part in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.” From there, film and TV roles started coming – she’s appeared in commercials for the Minnesota Twins and Grand Casino, and she scored a part in the 2009 Coen brothers comedy “A Serious Man,” in which she played the secretary of main character Larry Gopnik. “I missed it a lot – it gets in your soul, and I felt like I had to get back into it,” Hammill said of her time away from the

stage, which was prompted by a move out of state and the duties of family life. Her latest acting gig has her cast as eccentric landlady Dottie in “Good People,” a stage comedy which opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 6 at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. She’s also appearing in the film “Best Man Down,” set for release in November. The film was shot two years ago in the Twin Cities, and Hammill’s fellow cast members include Justin Long – known for his roles in “Dodgeball” and “Jeepers Creepers” – and Shelley Long, who played Diane Chambers in the TV sitcom “Cheers.”

Jane Hammill Hammill, who sidelines as a waitress at Tucci Benucch at the Mall of America, plans to take another break from acting – albeit a shorter one than her last hiatus – early next year. “My daughter’s getting married in January,” Hammill said, “and she wouldn’t appreciate it if I was doing a show during her wedding.” —Andrew Miller

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torical Society, event to recognize and thank donors who helped save Valley School, 2:30 p.m., Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S., South Washington County. Folklorist John Berquist will perform. Free. Information: Wayne Boyd, 651-436-8031, weboydo@ gmail.com. Monday, Sept. 30 Human Trafficking Information Night, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Light meal at 6:30 p.m., presentation by a representative from Catholic Charities’ Trafficking Victims Services at 7 p.m., followed by question-and-answer session. Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. • Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, former Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. • Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., Farmington Fire Department, Station 1, 21625 Denmark Ave., Farmington. • Oct. 3, 1-7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 28595 Randolph, Randolph.

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Ben Rosenbush and The Brighton, along with special guests Jen Alexander and Chris Greseth, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. The evening will include an eight-piece orchestral folk-rock band, complete with strings and horns. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www. LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com, or at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Advance purchase is recommended. Information: 952-985-4640.

Spooky music at BPAC The Minnesota Symphonic Winds returns to the Burnsville Performing Arts Center with “Spooky Music 2” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Featured music includes selections from Carl Orff ’s “Carmina Burana,” “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Harry Potter,” Eric Whitacre’s “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!” and more. Big Band music and dancing follow the concert in the BPAC upper lobby. Guests may purchase raffle tickets to win a TV. Halloween attire is welcomed but not required. The concert is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Funds raised go toward the organization’s All Access program and the Minnesota Symphonic Winds. Tickets are $25 each or $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800-982-2787.

Young Artist Competition Instrumentalists and vocalists in grades 7-12 can enter the Young Artist Concerto/Aria Competition sponsored by the Dakota Valley Symphony. The deadline to enter is Dec. 27 for the Jan. 8 competition, which will be held at Schmitt Music in Edina. More information and an application can be found at DakotaValleySymphony.org.

‘West Side Story’ “West Side Story” will be shown at the Rosemount Area Arts Council Classic Film Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Steeple Center. Tickets are $6 at Rosemount’s Front Porch at the Steeple Center, Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.rosemountarts.com. “West Side Story”inspired attire is optional, but encouraged. Call 952-255-8545 for more information.

‘Arsenic & Old Lace’ The Prior Lake Players Community Theatre will present the classic comedy “Arsenic & Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2526 and Nov. 1-2, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. All performances will be at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www. plplayers.org and will also be available at the door. For more information, visit www.plplayers.org.

Local poet’s verse featured Lakeville poet Hannah Lund’s “Blossoms” is featured in an exhibition sponsored by the Pump House Regional Arts Center and the La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse, Wis. The exhibit – “Mark My Words Again: Artists Respond to Short Poetry” – features regional poets and artists. Jurors selected 25 short poems and 25 artists through a blind submission process. Each artist was given a poem and had three months to create a piece in response. A variety of styles and genres are featured. A gala reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Poets will read their work in front of projected images of the art it inspired. Following the Pump House exhibition, the work will be taken to the La Crosse Public Library where it will remain on

exhibition through Nov. 24. The gala is free and open to the public. Information: 608-785-1434 or www.thePumpHouse. org.

Student essay contest Students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter the Letters About Literature National Essay Contest. Locally, the program is sponsored by the Minnesota Book Awards, a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English and Common Good Books. The contest asks readers to write a letter to an author describing how his or her work touched their life in a personal way. Authors can be of any genre or time period and can come from any country. The contest focuses on reader response and reflective writing and has three competition levels: Level 1 for students in grades 4-6; Level 2 for students in grades 7-8; and Level 3 for students in grades 9-12. State level judges choose the top essayists from each of the three competition levels who will advance to the national level. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of each competition level. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one national winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one national honor per competition level to receive a $200 cash award. Entries will be assessed on three criteria: content, or the writer’s achievement in addressing the contest theme; exposition, or the writer’s use of language skills; and voice, the writer’s style and originality of expression. Last year’s contest attracted more than 1,400 participants from Minnesota. There are two deadlines for the competition: Dec. 10 is the deadline for Level 3: grades 9-12. Jan. 10, 2014, is the deadline for Level 1: grades 4-6, and Level 2: grades 7-8. For official guidelines and entry forms, visit www.thefriends.org.

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Events/festivals Ramble Jam Country Music Festival, Sept. 20-21, Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. Produced by Rotary Club of Farmington. Information: www.ramblejamcountry.com. Lakeville Art Festival, Sept. 21-22, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Information: lakevilleartfestival.org. Lone Oak Days, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Holz

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Armored combat – in which Barony of Nordskogen members don armor, take up swords and engage in mock skirmishes – has become a crowd favorite at the Medieval A crossbow demonstration is among the many activities slated at the Medieval Fair. Fair held annually at Caponi Art Park. (Submitted photo by Yiqian Wang) (Submitted photo by Russ Borud)

Middle Ages come alive in Eagan Caponi Art Park hosts Medieval Fair Sept. 29

ARTS, from previous display through Oct. 26 in the Burnsville Performing Arts Center gallery, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Information: 952-8954679 or www.burnsvillepac. com. Music Broadway Boys, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $30 and $40 at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800982-2787. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $39.50 and $50.50 at the box office, Ticketmaster.com or 800982-2787. Midnight Duo – Mary Dushane and Nick Jordan – will play Appalachian, Southern, Irish and Cajun music performed on fiddle and guitar, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Wescott Library in Eagan. Three Faces of the King featuring the music of Elvis, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets: $51, $61 and $71 at the box office, Ticketmaster. com or 800-982-2787. Ben Rosenbush and The Brighton, along with special guests Jen Alexander and Chris Greseth, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Tickets: $15 at the box office and www.LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com. An Acoustic Brunch Fundraiser for CCFACrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis. Performances by Elizabeth Kupchella, Faith Boblett, Dustin Lee, and Lydia Hoglund of Bomba de Luz. Featuring a silent auction and wine grab. Cost: $30 for adults, $10 for children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the CCFA. Tickets available at the door and in advance at www. brownpapertickets.com/ event/461375.

more. Past Medieval Fair favorites such as children’s games, storytelling, music and dance, and an armorer demo are back. Armored combat – in which Barony members don armor, take up swords and engage in mock skirmishes – returns in all its glory this year as well. Even the food will have an Old World feel,

with a food truck from Potter’s Pasties offering a variety of English pasties, pies and side dishes. Similar in appearance to the Renaissance Festival held annually in Shakopee, the Medieval Fair places an emphasis on education and historical accuracy, according to event organizers. The Medieval Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the park

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 jjloch@charter.net.

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