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City plans $112,000 in arena updates Ice for Tigers still raising money for second sheet by Theresa Malloy

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Today’s edition marks the recommitment of the Dakota County Tribune to its community journalism roots. Page 4A


March 14, 2013 • Volume 129 • Number 2

The Farmington City Council is expected to spend $111,744 left over from the 2010 Arena Improvement Project to update the Schmitz-Maki Ice Arena. At a March 11 workshop, council members tried to prioritize 10 improvement projects that cannot all be covered, including some safety hazards. Council members believed

that the top priorities should be replacing the heating system for the bleacher area for $22,977, replacing the furnace in two of the locker rooms for $28,625 and installing a new dehumidification system for $60,528. The first two projects would reduce operational costs and increase energy efficiency, while the latter would allow for more climate control and make it possible for summer ice to be offered. The three projects come in about

$386 over budget. The council plans to approve the arena projects at its March 18 council meeting. The council has previously discussed the purchase of a dehumidification system but postponed the decision when Ice for Tigers, a group working to add a second sheet of ice to the arena, had a proposal that would have included a dehumidification system The Farmington City Council is expected to and allowed for summer ice. approve an estimated $112,000 in improvements to the Schmitz-Maki Ice Arena that it prioritized at See ARENA, 13A a workshop this week. (Photos by Rick Orndorf)

Farmington liquor store profits up by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Spinning a web of wonder A local children’s theater group is bringing the classic E.B. White tale “Charlotte’s Web” to the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month. Page 17A Legacy includes Rosemount residents (from left) Patti Drew, Kevin Carroll and David McKoskey of St. Paul. The group will play during the Rosemount Rotary Club’s “Irish for a Day Soiree” at the Rosemount Community Center on Saturday, March 16. (Photo submitted)


It’s contagious … in a good way Local Irish musicians busy on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Irish makes playoff run With a low seed, the Rosemount boys basketball team pulled off upset after upset leading up to a section final game against Apple Valley on Friday. Page 11A

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Irish music is like the common cold in Minnesota. The traditional sound and lyrical qualities of tunes from the Emerald Isle are as infectious and contagious as that nagging cough. “But in a good way, of course,” Rosemount resident Kevin Carroll assures us. Carroll knows as much since he is the bodhran player in two Irish bands that are in high demand during this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Legacy, which includes the former longtime Farmington

Forty Shades of Green includes (from right) Farmington resident Mary Vanorny, Rosemount resident Kevin Carroll, Paul Garding of St. Paul and Liz Anderson of White Bear Lake. (Photo submitted) community development direc- mount Community Center on tor, Rosemount resident Patti Saturday, March 16 (see related Drew and David McKoskey of story). St. Paul, will play during the The group that plays mostly Rosemount Rotary Club’s “Irish See BANDS, 8A for a Day Soiree” at the Rose-

Carpenter carves out newspaper legacy Dakota County Tribune started in 1884 with a few cases of type and a hand press SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

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Readers of this newspaper will notice a new name at the top of the front page. Although it may be new to some, the Dakota County Tribune is 129 years old, having been established by Clarence P. Carpenter in 1884. Carpenter is an elusive man in Dakota County’s history. The first two years of Carpen-

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Farmington liquor stores saw an increase in sales for 2012 with an overall net profit of 6.4 percent or $281,542. The city had one of the lowest profits in the metro area in 2010, with only 0.4 percent profit or $17,935. Profits climbed in 2011 to 2.5 percent with $107,803. The numbers for 2012 fall in the average for metro cities, according to City Administrator David McKnight. Council members were pleased with the 2012 numbers presented at the March 11 workshop. “That’s right where we’re supposed to be,” McKnight said. He credits more grocery at the stores and rent cuts for the increase. The city hopes to keep sales steady in 2013 and will set conservative goals. McKnight, Finance Director Robin Hanson and Liquor Operations Manager Blair Peterson have recommended a goal of gross profit as a percentage of sales of 25 percent and net profit of 6.5 percent. This number is almost exactly what was reached in 2012. The funds from the municipal liquor stores have gone toward parks and recreation improvements since 2005. The council discussed at the workshop putting the money into four different “pots.” In addition to continuing funding parks and recreation, money would be set aside for future capital needs, liquor store operations and transfers to the general fund. The council is set to vote on approval of these goals at its meeting on Monday, March 18.

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Zookeeper of the Year is in his element among the carnivores Dealing with tigers, leopards and grizzly bears is all in a day’s work for eight-year Minnesota Zoo staff member Ben Sutton. Sutton, who works primarily with carnivores on the Northern Trail exhibit, was recently named the zoo’s 2012 Zookeeper of the Year. “I’ve learned many things working at the zoo, and working with these amazing animals as well as a great team of people every day is a dream come true for me,” said Sutton, a St. Paul resident who was nominated by a fellow staff member for the award. In addition to his zookeeping duties, Sutton is involved with training and enrichment programs for the animals, and can often be seen training bears Sadie, Kenai and Haines at the Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit. Before coming to the Minnesota Zoo, Sutton worked at a humane society in Colorado for three years. He holds a zookeeping technology degree from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado. Kevin Willis, the zoo’s director of biological programs, said Sutton was deserving of the award as he goes “above and beyond to take exceptional care of the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail carnivores.” “This award is a real achievement, as it is recognition from his peers on the high quality of his work,” Willis said. —Andrew Miller

Amur tigers are among the carnivores that Zookeeper of the Year Ben Sutton works with on the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail. (File photo)

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Farmington man in custody with charges of assaulting infant son and girlfriend by Theresa Malloy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A 21-year-old Farmington man is being held in Dakota County Jail for eight separate charges including three felony charges for domestic assault by strangulation, malicious punishment and third-degree assault of his infant son. Police arrested Ryan Andrew Gasior on Feb. 15 after receiving a call about domestic assault. Eagan police went to an Eagan residence at 8:59 p.m. and saw signs of a struggle in the bathroom. Gasior allegedly confronted his girlfriend about someone she was talking with on a social media site. He got aggressive with her and told her not to tell police. A few days later, his girlfriend

disclosed to police that Gasior had strangled her. She was hesitant to reveal this information because she knew it was a felony. Gasior’s contact with his girlfriend violates a domestic abuse no contact order issued after an Oct. 2, 2012, charge for domestic assault by strangulation. Gasior was to have no contact until he completed a domestic abuse program, but the order was modified in late October. Gasior was allowed to have contact during the birth of their child at the hospital only if an adult related to his girlfriend or hospital employee was present. On Feb. 17, the Eagan Police Department learned that a 7-week-old baby was brought into the emergency room for possible breathing problems.

An X-ray revealed that the child had a new fracture in his leg with an old fracture underneath. According to the criminal complaint, the physician raised concern that this was possibly abusive trauma. After interviewing the child’s mother, the police spoke with Gasior three separate times. On Feb. 18, he offered different accidental explanations for the injuries. The next day, a CT scan showed the infant had small areas of hemorrhage in both cerebral areas. Medical personnel told police that the amount of bleeding and appearance of possible rib fractures raises concern that the infant experienced abusive head trauma. Police met with Gasior again on Feb. 20, and he

Apple Valley man charged with murder of wife, unborn child by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Prosecutors say an Apple Valley man was behind the violent death of his pregnant wife. Roger Earl Holland, 36, was charged in district court Monday with two counts of second-degree murder – one count in connection with his wife’s death, the other for the death of the couple’s unborn child. Police found Holland’s 37-year-old wife, Margorie Ann Holland, lying at the bottom of a stairway in her apartment at 6568 157th St. W. after her husband called 911 at about 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, to report that she was having a heart attack. She was taken to Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, where after resuscitation efforts she was declared dead at about 11:30 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, Roger Holland told police that he’d left the apartment the morning of March 7 to purchase breakfast for himself and his wife, and

that when he returned complaint said. home he found her faceThe last text-message down on the floor and argument occurred the unresponsive. He said he night before Margorie began CPR before calling Holland’s death, pros911 to report that his wife ecutors said, and was an was in cardiac arexchange around rest. 9:30 p.m. in which Police and Margorie Holland medical personsent her husband nel, however, a text indicating found bruises, she planned to diabrasions and a vorce him. neck injury conRoger Holland sistent with stran- Roger Earl remained in the gulation on Mar- Holland Dakota County gorie Holland, Jail as of Wedneswho was 15 weeks preg- day with bail set at $1 nant, the criminal com- million, or $750,000 with plaint said. conditions including that Holland told police his he surrender his passport relationship with his wife and not leave Minnesota was good – that they’d without written court apbeen married three years, proval. were both members of the Dakota County AtNational Guard and had torney James Backstrom been living in their Apple said he intends to convene Valley apartment since a grand jury to review the December 2012. But text case for possible additionmessages on the couple’s al charges. phones told a different If convicted of the two story. counts of murder, HolOfficers went through land faces a maximum the Hollands’ cell phones penalty of 80 years in and, in a number of de- prison. His next court apleted text messages, found pearance is April 3. numerous arguments between the couple, includ- Email Andrew Miller at ing concerns about their andrew.miller@ecm-inc. financial situation, the com.

gave a number of different explanations for his son’s injuries. When police informed Gasior of the bleeding, he allegedly began to dry heave and continued to do so or vomit throughout the rest of the interview. Gasior denied shaking his child; however, he broke down when answering hypothetical questions admitting he had messed up. He told police he was worried his children would be taken away if he confessed. He admitted in some moments of frustration he “plopped� the infant on a mattress or couch. The child’s leg was twisted when he dropped the child on the bed the previous week. “No one should ever do those things to a kid,� he allegedly said, then cried

and apologized. On his third interview with police on Feb. 21, Gasior admitted he needed anger management counseling. He said he could have injured the child during diaper changes and was aggressive. He believed the rib fractures were sustained in late January or early February when he grabbed the infant who was acting “irritable� tightly around his chest. He stated these incidents occurred after he argued with the child’s mother. Gasior said the brain bleeding could also have been sustained in late January or early February. He said the child would not stop crying, so he shook the infant about three times without supporting his head. He recalled seeing the head bounce back

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Rosemount man injured in Rice County crash A Rosemount man was injured, and his vehicle was totaled, in a two-vehicle collision last week in Rice County. Michael G. Stewart, 35, was taken to Northfield Hospital with minor injuries following the crash at about 6 a.m. Thursday, March 7, on Highway 19 west of Northfield. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Stewart was driving a 2007 Freightliner Tilt west on

Highway 19 when an eastbound 1997 Ford Explorer driven by 30-year-old Cody R. Franzoni of Minneapolis crossed the centerline and collided headon with Stewart’s vehicle. Franzoni suffered serious injuries and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, the State Patrol said. Franzoni was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred and alcohol was detected in his

system, according to the State Patrol. Stewart was wearing a seatbelt and no alcohol was detected in his system. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash and had to be towed from the scene. Conditions were dry on the two-lane, undivided highway at the time of the accident, the State Patrol said. —Andrew Miller

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and forth and noticed problems with the child’s eyes the next day or so. The county issued a warrant for his arrest after medical personnel alerted Eagan police on March 4 that a second skeletal survey that revealed the infant had seven fractured ribs. Both counts related to Gasior’s son are felony charges and each holds a penalty of up to five years in prison and or a $3,000 to $10,000 fine. The felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation carries up to three years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine. The other counts are gross misdemeanors with lighter sentences.

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New name, new pairing for your newspaper by Tad Johnson SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

For the past few weeks, the staff and Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune have been telling Farmington and Rosemount readers about changes in store for their newspaper. Here’s a rundown of what’s happened: • After a four-year run, we have discontinued the Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly as a free-subscription newspaper. • We have attached the Dakota County Tribune name to the new FarmingtonRosemount zone. Farmington was previously paired with Lakeville, and Rosemount was coupled with Apple Valley under the Sun Thisweek banner. • As a result we have been able to offer very affordable advertising rates in the 13,300 circulation newspaper to Farmington and Rosemount homes and businesses. Our experienced advertising staff includes Jennifer Anderson in Rosemount and Lori Lieske in Farmington. Home delivery will continue as it always did before. People can continue to bookmark either dakotacountytribune. com or to reach our website homepage. While we hope advertisers will take advantage of our newspaper reach their customers, the only change readers should notice is the new nameplate and the alignment of Farmington and Rosemount. Of course, readers also will notice a new community editor reporting in the Farmington-Rosemount area. Theresa Malloy comes to us from the

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Tad Johnson School of Journalism at St. Thomas University where she worked on the studentrun, online-only news operation Theresa also worked for Lillie Suburban Newspapers as an intern for the past year, in addition to working for the Catholic Spirit. She has done some incredible work for TommieMedia, serving as reporter, university affairs editor, assignment editor and director. Her coursework has taken Theresa to North Minneapolis where her literary journalism stories recounted the challenges faced by a group of nuns who let their doors open to anyone in the rough neighborhood and for another story she listened as gang members spoke to Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page talk about what direction they should take in life. We expect Theresa to bring her skill and talent to such meaningful and affecting stories in this coverage area. She won’t be the only one writing stories for the new Dakota County Tribune. Jessica Harper, who covers the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District, will continue to keep readers informed about what’s happening in the

district and its schools. She’s been with our newspapers going on six years. She also took her journalism classes at St. Thomas through a cooperative agreement with her alma mater the College of St. Catherine. Jessica covered Farmington for us in the past and is currently our community editor for Eagan. Andrew Miller covers the area’s arts and entertainment scene with skill and creativity for us on the pages of Thisweekend. His stories frequent the cities of Farmington and Rosemount, but also tap into arts events beyond those borders since we know readers range throughout Dakota County in search of fun things to do. Andrew also helps out with the crime beat in Dakota County. Our sports team includes Andy Rogers and Mike Shaughnessy, who are a dynamic and dedicated duo. Andy has 10-plus years experience covering sports in Dakota County for our newspapers. He’s covered Farmington sports for us for several years and recently started helping out with news coverage in Farmington. He’ll continue as sports editor for Farmington in addition to doing news reporting for Rosemount. Mike been a sports reporter in Dakota County for 20-plus years. He joined the news squad when ECM Publishers and Sun Media merged last year about this time. Since then, he’s been covering Rosemount sports for us. If you are a visual person, you most assuredly will notice the talent of our photo editor Rick Orndorf. Rick has been work-

ing for our organization for the past 20plus years. He continually amazes us with some of news and sports images he captures with his camera. Readers will also likely see Laura Adelmann’s byline in the paper. Our Lakeville community editor also follows big picture county stories for us. Speaking of big picture, T.W. Budig and Howard Lestrud cover the Legislature and other statewide issues for us. They have about 80 years combined news reporting experience. Everything else you see in this edition that doesn’t have a writer’s name attached to it is probably the result of work by our news assistant, Darcy Odden. Darcy is an absolute joy to work with since she usually has something done before you knew it needed to be done. She’s responsible for all the calendars, briefs and all the little stuff that means a lot of our readers. As managing editors, John Gessner and I will have occasion to have our stories and columns enter the FarmingtonRosemount edition. We have been reporting in Dakota County for a combined 35 years. We hope readers enjoy the changes we are bringing to your newspaper. If you have any questions, comments, news story tips or just want to talk, you can contact us using the phone numbers or email addresses listed in the staff box on the Opinion page. We hope to hear from you soon and often. Email Tad Johnson


Bipartisanship is found in Legislature, Congress by Howard Lestrud SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Most politicians are guilty as charged, guilty of over using the words bipartisan and bipartisanship. During most election campaigns, whether it’s for city council, county board, state house, state senate, governor, U.S. house, U.S. senator or president of the United States, we will hear candidates calling for bipartisanship. When a politician sends a press release regarding legislation being proposed or adopted, it is often stated that the agreement was bipartisan. The word bipartisan is defined in the dictionary as an adjective: “representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy.” Sometimes political parties overstate the term bipartisan to describe an agreement. In actuality, there may have been only one member of the other party in support of a bill. To get a sense of how younger people define bipartisanship, I had the question “What does the term bipartisan mean to you?” sent to high school social studies students in Forest Lake. Seventy-seven students responded that they had no idea, or didn’t know the term. Thirteen students responded that they assumed it had something to do with “two” of something but weren’t

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Howard Lestrud sure what. Of the 120 students, 64 percent didn’t know or hadn’t heard of it, 10 percent understood the prefix “bi,” and 24 percent took a stab at what it meant. A few seemed to be right on, responding with such answers as “Bipartisan means that technically two, both, Democratic & Republican political parties are working together on a certain task.” How do politicians view the words bipartisan and bipartisanship? President Obama uses bipartisanship to describe the recent adoption of the Violence Against Women Act by the U.S. Senate: “Today the Senate passed a strong bipartisan bill to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act. This important step shows what we can do when we come together across party lines to take up a just cause. The bill passed by the Senate will help reduce homicides that occur from domestic violence, improve the criminal justice response to rape and sexual assault, address the high rates of dating violence experienced by young women, and provide

justice to the most vulnerable among us.” State Senate Majority Leader Thomas Bakk says bipartisanship is … a process where the two opposing sides on an issue come together, listen to each other, and recognize the opportunity for a ‘win-win’ solution to a problem. “Hard-earned, bipartisan compromise requires legislators to prioritize those things they must have and accept other things they may dislike, but can tolerate,” he said. “Though it is a difficult process, disagreements that are resolved in a bipartisan way usually result in an improved final product.” State Rep. Bob Dettmer, says bipartisanship happens when Democrats and Republicans work together to do the people’s work. “It is necessary to come together on certain issues, for example, veterans issues,” he said. “We all have principles and values and if I go against my principles and values, it’s time for me to step away from this job.” “Bipartisanship means that the things that unite us are greater than the things that divide us,” says U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. “It is standing next to someone you don’t always agree with and working with them for the betterment of this county.” U.S. Sen. Al Franken says certain issues – like farm policy and veterans issues – enjoy a lot of bipartisan agreement in Congress.

He says frequent bipartisan agreement is found in support of industries that are vital to Minnesota’s economy, such as “fighting against burdensome taxes that would harm our medical device manufacturers, or protecting our fishing, boating, and tourism industries from invasive species.” “The most gratifying examples of bipartisanship are ones that don’t involve state or regional interests, but where we transcend party differences to work in the best interest of the entire country,” he said. “That happens more often than most people realize. For example, just last week, the Senate came together and, with a large, bipartisan majority, passed the Violence Against Women Act.” A bipartisan approach to life means that sharing our commonalities and our difference will often result in a strong agreement between two or more people. Bipartisanship is not always easy to achieve. Gridlock sometimes appears in its place because partisanship is preferred. It takes courage to step away from a party position in politics. When that happens, it results in a sharing of thoughts and values on a particular issue. ECM political editor Howard Lestrud can be reached at howard.lestrud@ecm-inc. com. Columns reflect the opinion of the author.

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stead of cheer leading for the state to actually attract businesses? Is it part of his job description to denigrate the state for which he is supposed to increase business by pointing out the other states where taxes are lower? Our quality of life and life expectancy is proof that extra cost pays off in the long run. But investors aren’t interested in the long run, just the quick profit.

To the editor: In response to the guest columnist, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President, David C. Olson, I was surprised to read such a blatant call to businesses to move to Wisconsin or Florida. Is this how the president of the Minnesota Chamber should spend his time and powers? Shilling for the anti-tax “job- TODD LAUMER creators” (still waiting for Rosemount the jobs, by the way) in-

State economy bears watching To the editor: Recent letters reflect the importance of continued government investment in our state’s economy. The good news about our state’s improving economic picture and resulting revenues to the state treasury are tempered by the governor’s withdrawal of business-to-business taxes from the state’s revenue proposals. Nevertheless, the emphasis on adequate K-12 funding this year and progress on repayment

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of borrowed money from school funding are good news. The proof of that pudding will be the size of classes this coming fall. Failure to prime the economic pump with a good education makes any recovery short-lived. Other essential elements include ongoing funding for road and bridge repair, continued emphasis on transit development, innovative public-private partnership in areas like housing, job and business development, and help on property taxes for low-income seniors and other vulnerable people. As the economy continues to improve, there may come the cry about how we should “return the money to the taxpayers.” I hope we can consider the value of a state rainy-day fund so can retain solvency while not endangering the state’s bond rating. Over time, this has been one of the bigger challenges facing our state. With judicious watchfulness, we can shepherd Minnesota back to a full financial and economic health. PAUL HOFFINGER Eagan

Correction Last week, the photo that ran with the story of Tera McKenney’s big catch was actually a picture of a 24inch fish she caught the morning after hauling in this 34-inch walleye to which the story had referred. Sun Thisweek regrets the error. (Photo submitted)


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Several area residents and organizations were recognized by Congressman John Kline this week for their acts of kindness. Four local individuals and 16 organizations received the Congressional Certificates of Special Recognition on March 11 at the seventh annual Star of the North ceremony at Kenwood Middle School in Lakeville. More than 400 people attended the ceremony. Eagan resident Erin Harmon, a fifth-grade teacher at Paideia Academy in Apple Valley, received the award for donating her kidney her cousin Nathan. Nathan has suffered from congenital kidney issues since infancy and no longer undergoes dialysis thanks to his new kidney.


Farmington Volunteers at the Farmington Rambling River Center were recognized for making lap blankets for veterans and nursing home residents. The group spends an entire day completing their work, and last year made 98 lap robes and 18 heart pillows. Farmington’s Yellow Ribbon Network was recognized for its annual Cookie Walk fundraiser, which has become a holiday tradition. The event helps local families with deployed loved ones by contributing two plates of cookies: one plate for a care package to a military family, and one for participants to mix and exchange. North Trail Elementary School in Farmington received the award for donating more than 400 toys for the Toys for Town drive, and more than 1,600 food items to the Farmington Food Shelf. The third grade brought in the most food items at 376. The school typically holds four food drives over the course of a year. Farmington’s Dodge Middle School student council was recognized



The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District Transportation Department received the Congressional Certificates of Special Recognition on March 11 from Congressman John Kline for collecting money and donations for the Lewis House. Katie Santori, Jeanyne Odette, Char Engelhardt, and Valerie Brott accepted the award on the group’s behalf. (Photo submitted) for its efforts to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The school held a penny war between classes, and the object was to bring in more cash and silver coins than there are pennies. After four days of collecting change, the school raised $1,925 for lymphoma research.

Lakeville Lakeville Cub Scout Pack 260 were recognized for constructing handmade greeting cards that contained encouraging notes, which were sent to patients at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. Lakeville resident Sofia Shabaz, 10, received the award for collecting money for Children’s Cup, which assists orphaned children in Swaziland, Africa. Shabaz has raised money every year for the organization for the past three years by setting up a hot cocoa sand. She learned about Swaziland after a family from her church moved there on a mission trip. Shabaz sold her homemade cocoa out of her garage the first year but moved her stand to area warming houses where she sells it to skaters and visitors.

Rosemount The Rosemount-AppleValley-Eagan School District 196 transportation department were recognized for holding a food drive and chili cookout last October to raise money for the Lewis House, a shelter for women and children suffering from domestic violence. The drive collected thousands of pounds of food and $240 in cash for the shelter. District 196 employees were recognized for participating in the United Way’s The Power of We campaign in November. More than $43,000 was pledged. Additionally, a hygiene drive was conducted at each district site, and a bus full of supplies was donated to the Rosemount Neighborhood Family Resource Center. Rosemount Elementary School was recognized for its Give to the Max campaign. More than $5,200 was generated thanks donations from the Rosemount community and First State Bank of Rosemount.

A new literacy initiative has been implemented at Rosemount Elementary and throughout District 196 to help provide personalized reading instruction for all children. Students use a variety of strategies and actions to process printed text, allowing teachers to focus on the areas where each child needs specific help to get to the next level of comprehension and fluency. One Rosemount Feeding Families were also recognized by Congressman Kline and is a group of Rosemount residents that work to eliminate worldwide hunger. More than 1,200 volunteers attended a March event where more than 285,000 meals were packaged and sent to Haiti refugees in the Dominican Republic. About 3,000 pounds of food were also collected and distributed to area food shelves. At the event, Kline also recognized several individuals and organizations from Hastings, Mendota Heights, St. Paul Park and South St. Paul.








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‘Life gets in the way’ National award honors Burnsville man’s commitment to earning degree by John Gessner SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Joshua Young took his first two college courses in Somalia in 1993, the year of the Battle of Mogadishu. Deployed with the Army’s 977th Military Police Company, Young and a few others studied between missions under a fellow soldier with a master’s degree. “Obviously, the conditions were spartan, to say the least,” said Young, who took an intro to criminal justice course and a juvenile justice course. “But we would find time.” In December 2012, the 39-year-old Burnsville resident finally finished his bachelor’s degree in police science. Young wouldn’t be denied his college degree, despite years of detours that included a tour in Iraq, Army officer school, new fatherhood, a broken back and some life-saving exploits as a Minneapolis cop. He’s one of two students nationwide named a 2012 Adult Learner of the Year by the American Council on Education. The award, given by the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, honors students who have used ACE’s recommendations for workplace or mili-

tary credit while juggling school, career, family and community service. “I’m the first person in my family to have a bachelor’s degree. And that was important to me,” said Young, who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to receive his ACE award. “I had wanted to do it for a while. Life gets in the way.” College wasn’t first on Young’s mind when he graduated from high school in suburban Philadelphia in 1992. He wanted to go but lacked the money, and knew the GI Bill could set him up later. “My grandfather served in World War II and Korea,” said Young, who enlisted in the Army while still in high school, during the Gulf War. “My father’s a Vietnam vet. It was kind of a family tradition to serve.” He served in Mogadishu during the Blackhawk Down episode and lost a good friend in combat while patrolling the tense city streets as part of the 977th MPs’ quick-reaction force. Young also managed to earn his first college credits, granted through Central Texas College. “It was a good distraction,” he said of the studies. He left active duty in 1998 and eventually

wound up near Lansing, Mich., working as an officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department. Young finished an associate’s degree through Lansing Community College while also serving with the Reserves and then the National Guard. Minneapolis police recruiters came to Michigan in 2005, and Young was hired. Settling in Minnesota, he connected with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, which offers accelerated bachelor’s degree programs geared to nontraditional students. Young arrived with 70 credits under his belt. St. Mary’s granted him 35 ACE-recommended credits, leaving Young with 36 more to earn. He took most of his courses at a St. Mary’s satellite site in Apple Valley. Young also found a kindred spirit in Don Winger, his police science program adviser at St. Mary’s. Winger is a Vietnam vet, a former St. Paul police commander and a retired Maplewood police chief. Already an experienced cop, Young was a mentor and role model to other students in the program, Winger said. “He’s a deep thinker who’s just a pleasure to have in the classroom,

Joshua Young, right, named 2012 Adult Learner of the Year by the American Council on Education, is pictured with Don Winger, his program adviser at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. (Photo by John Gessner) who cares about the other students,” said Winger, who joined two St. Mary’s deans in nominating Young for the Adult Learner of the Year Award. After Young settled on St. Mary’s as his finishing school, life got in the way again. In 2009 he got orders to go to Iraq with the 151st Field Artillery of the Minnesota National Guard. Deployed from April 2009 to April 2010, Young commanded a radar unit on a forward operating base on the Iranian border. His team tracked the skies for incoming mortars and rockets. “We took a lot of incoming rounds during the time we were there,” Young said. “The mission of the FOB was to interdict along the Iranian border for insurgents coming across.”

After Iraq he was asked to attend officer candidate school and was promoted to lieutenant. That put him in line for a captaincy – another reason, he said, to finish that college degree in timely fashion. “You can’t advance if you don’t have your degree, and you’re on a timeline as well,” Young said. He earned a Lifesaving Award from the Minneapolis police in 2011 for dislodging a grape from a choking 8-month-old baby whose non-English-speaking parents had called 911. Young received a Medal of Commendation last year after interrupting a woman’s beating by a man who had broken into her apartment and was threatening to kill her. The man is in prison now. Young wound up in a brace after breaking his back when he and the man tumbled down the stairs midstrug-

gle. Almost a year later, he was recently cleared to return to patrol. Young was in the brace when he finished his degree in December. What didn’t hurt was the 3.92 grade-point average he’d accumulated over years of coursework. “I have a couple of Aminuses that knocked me down,” said Young, whose wife, Heather, gave birth to their first child, son Sean, on New Year’s Day 2012, and is now expecting their second. “Maybe a Bplus. I did pretty good.” In May he’ll begin work on a master’s degree in criminal justice through Arizona State University. John Gessner can be reached at john.gessner@ecm-inc. com or

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Farmington Briefs Good Friday ecumenical service The Farmington Ministerium will hold its ecumenical Good Friday service at noon on March 29 at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 Eighth St., Farmington. All are invited to attend. There will be a light lunch following the service. Call (651) 4606110 with questions.

Wednesday, March 20. Stories, games and crafts in an indoor park-like setting at Trinity Care Center, 3410 213th St. W., Farmington. Ages 0-6. • Guitar Hero, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Ages 10-15. • Storytime for All Ages, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 22. Stories and activities for mixed-age audiences such as childcare groups and families. Ages: 0-6.

‘Voices Around Kids’ clothing, the Cross’ equipment sale “Voices Around the Cross” will be presented at 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29, at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 Eighth St., Farmington.

Farmington Library events The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., has planned the following events. Call (651) 438-0250 for more information. • Storytime in the Park, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


The Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples will hold their biannual Kids’ Used Clothing & Equipment Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Admission is $2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for public shopping. Cash and checks only. For more information, visit www.

District 196 Education Fair Rosemount High School will host the annual District 196 Minnesota Education Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the RHS Student Center. The free event for students and parents is sponsored by the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling.

Paidiea places sixth in state science meet Paideia Academy, an Apple Valley charter school, placed sixth overall in the Minnesota Science Olympiad state competition held March 2 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. At the event, 30 teams from around the state competed in 19 separate science events. Two-person teams prepare and represent the entire team in each

event. Paideia’s twoperson teams had high finishes in: Egg Drop, first, Fisk Lundgreen and Brady Schlaefer; Sounds of Music, first, Kira Dobberman and Amelia Neild; Crime Busters, second, Ben Carter and Micah Lillie; Water Quality, third, Evan Casper and Ryan Herzog; Reach for the Stars, fifth, Jackson Billion and Amelia Neild; and Metric Mastery, fifth, Josh Lillemo and Joey Dokken. Most of the school’s teams finished in the top half of the competitors to propel Paideia Academy to a sixth-place finish. Paideia finished third in the regional Science Olympiad held at Minnetonka East Middle School to qualify for the state meet. (Photo submitted)

uled for Monday, March 18, will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 6 and 8 p.m. in the RHS Performing Arts Center. The annual Showcase Concerts feature all seven of the RHS curricular choirs as well as selected student soloists. Admission is free.

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District 196 Community Education will offer the following classes. Call (651) 423-7920 or visit for more information. • Water Exercise, pay as you go ($6 at the door or $45 for 10 passes). Passes are available at the pool during hours of operation or at the Aquatics Office located at Falcon Ridge Choir concert Middle School, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, date change Apple Valley. The Rosemount High • Jump Start MornSchool Showcase Choir ing with Healthy Food, Concerts originally sched- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,


March 19, Valley Natural Foods, $19. • Zumba Gold, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 19 to April 23, Northview Elementary, $49. • Yoga with Stacy: Weights, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 to May 2, Area Learning Center, $49. • Tai Chi Yang Style, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 23 to May 18, Rosemount Middle School, $50. • Monday Zumba with Verena, 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. Mondays, April 1 to May 6, Greenleaf Elementary, $49.

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Irish for a Day Soiree scheduled for Saturday Event looks to raise funds for Rosemount Rotary Club songs, along with an Irish dancing group (see related story). St. Patrick’s Day has There will also be a silent evolved from a cultural and auction, raffle and cash bar. religious holiday to a day of celebration in many forms Tickets are $50 at the door whether one is Irish or not. and $40 if purchased ahead On Saturday evening at of time. Email rosemountrothe Rosemount Community with quesCenter, people of all cultural tions. backgrounds can celebrate Last year the event raised the holiday and help raise about $10,000, but the Romoney for the Rosemount tary is hoping to double that Rotary Club. amount this year. The goal is The second annual Irish to have about 225 people in for a Day Soiree, the Rose- attendance. mount Rotary club’s sole “This being our only real fundraising event of the year, fundraiser for the year, we’d is scheduled for 5:30-9:30 p.m. really like to start doing more March 16 at the Community service projects,” Edlund said. Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail. “Right now our main pro“Seeing that we’re in Rose- gram is STRIVE through the mount and given the Irish high school. We have a few traditions here, it seems like other projects – we adopted a the perfect fundraiser for our park and Rosemount Family club,” Rotary fundraising di- Resource Center. For being a rector Erin Edlund said. “It’s new club, it’s been good.” for the crowd that wants to STRIVE is a mentoring do something fun on St. Pat- program with the high school. rick’s, but doesn’t necessarily The Rosemount Rotary want to do the bar scene.” Club, chartered in 2009, has The event features a tradi- about 20 members and meets tional Irish meal catered by every Friday at Fireside resLas Tortillas. Entertainment taurant in Rosemount. will be provided by Legacy, who will be playing tradition- Email Andy Rogers at al Celtic tunes and pub-style by Andy Rogers



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include fiddle, flute, tin whistle (sometimes referred to as a penny whistle), guitar, mandolin, bass, accordion and Carroll’s instrument, the bodhran, which is an Irish hand drum. When asked why the Irish music tradition has survived so well, Carroll attributes it in part to another cultural phenomenon. “All of my relatives in Ireland were expected to develop some ‘party pieces’ as they were growing up,” he said. “(These were) songs or stories or poems or dances that they could share with others on social occasions, which is one of the aspects of Irish culture that I most admire. “I suspect that this type of ‘genetic predisposition to entertain’ is one of the reasons why so many second, third and fourth generation Irish-Americans end up in bands that play and sing traditional Irish music.” It seems to have stuck with their children, too. Kevin and Maureen Kelly-Carroll’s children, Norah, Connor and Shannon, all participated in Irish dance groups and played instruments growing up. “The lively nature of Irish music and its variety seem to quickly draw people in, and once they’re hooked, they’re typically hooked for life,” Carroll said. “It holds one’s interest for a long time because it is more complicated, and there is much more of it, than one might initially suspect. You can learn it, study it, play it and sing it for your entire life without really even scratching the surface. Irish music appeals to the intellect and the emotions at the same time, which is why it is equally loved by elderly scholars, little children and everyone in between.”

traditional Irish music will be joined by dancers from the Shamrock School of Irish Step Dance after the event doors open at 5:30 p.m. That’s not the only jig gig Legacy will play in the next week or so. While the band will play three other times until March 24, Carroll will be doing more than double that duty since he also plays in the group Forty Shades of Green, led by Farmington fiddler Mary Vanorny. Forty Shades has five shows slated in the same time frame (see box). It’s a labor of love for Carroll, who doesn’t see much labor in it anyway. “Part of the enjoyment comes from the fact that the music itself is inherently fun – clever, engaging, fascinating,” he said. “Because of that, musicians love to play it and sing it, and the fun that they have while doing so is usually noticed and appreciated by audience members. That fact makes the performance more fun for the audience, and their enjoyment further fuels the musicians. It is a ‘feedback loop’ of the best possible kind.” Carroll has been earning those positive audience responses for the past 13 years since Legacy was formed. Forty Shades was established in 2008 when the members, also including Paul Garding of St. Paul and Liz Anderson of White Bear Lake, played together for the first time at the Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings in 2008. Carroll said both bands play traditional Irish instrumental tunes (jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc.) and sing a wide variety of traditional and contemporary Irish vocal music. The instruments that they play

IN BRIEF Here’s a rundown of the upcoming gigs for Legacy: March 16 – Rosemount Rotary Club’s “Irish for a Day Soiree,” Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., (952) 261-6133. March 17 – Irish Music & Dance Association’s “Day of Irish Dance,” Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center, St. Paul, 11:40 a.m. (612) 990-3122; and Cooper Irish Pub, 1607 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, 6 to 9 p.m., (952) 6982000. March 19 – Benefit Concert (fundraiser to help send 50 band students from Zimmerman High School and Elk River High School to Ireland for a concert tour in June 2013), Elk River High School’s Zabee Auditorium, 900 School St. N.W., Elk River, 7 p.m. (with Ring of Kerry at 8 p.m. and The Hounds of Finn at 9 p.m.), (763) 241-3505. Forty Shades of Green: March 15 – Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., (952) 563-4944. March 16 – Irish Music & Dance Association’s “Irish Celebration,” Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center, St. Paul, 1:50 p.m., (612) 990-3122. March 17 – Kieran’s Irish Pub, 601 First Ave. N., Minneapolis, 3 to 5 p.m., (612) 339-4499. March 21 – The Three Crows Cafe and Coffee House, 225 N. River St., Delano, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., (763) 972-3399. March 24 – “Family Day,” Kieran’s Irish Pub, 601 First Ave. N., Minneapolis, 1 to 2:30 p.m., (612) 339-4499. Rosemount resident Kevin Carroll says Family Day is a low-key event and a great way to expose children to Irish music, dance and culture in a fun, safe, non-crowded “post-St. Pat’s” environment. Admission is free and other children’s activities (face painting, balloon artist, magician, etc.) are included.


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Eagan father, daughter ride extra mile for charity by Jessica Harper SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

An Eagan father-daughter duo plan to go the extra mile – 3,200 miles to be exact – for a charitable cause. Jeff Anderson, 50, and his 20-year-old daughter Laurel, plan to bike across the country on June 6 to raise money for Venture Expeditions, a Burnsvillebased nonprofit that coordinates running, biking and hiking tours to raise funds for awareness and humanitarian projects abroad. Their journey will begin in Seattle where Jeff and Laurel will join a team of 15 riders who will spend eight weeks cycling to New York City. The team plans to cover 80 miles per day and will be followed by a van that will carry

their supplies. Along the way, the team will sleep in churches, schools and community centers, which will host fundraising events for the cause. “I’ve dreamed of biking across the country for years, but didn’t know how to make it happen,” Jeff, who is deaf, said with Laurel interpreting. “I heard about it through my daughter and thought we would have an incredible time together.” Jeff said he doesn’t expect his deafness will be an obstacle in meeting his goal. The trip isn’t the avid cyclist’s first long-distance bike ride. A few years ago, he rode from Minneapolis to Chicago to raise money for AIDS research. Laurel followed her father’s footsteps last year

TRIBUNE, from 1A the first editions of the Tribune. “He started on a very small scale, just a few cases of type and Washington hand press,” Wescott wrote in 1934. Ham Clay Sr., the paper’s fifth editor, said of the first edition of the Tribune he was able to find (Jan. 6, 1886): “It had four pages of eight columns each and was well patronized with advertising, a number of which were two columns in width.” Carpenter sold the operation in 1892 to Louis F. Farmer and J.B. Squires, according to Clay’s history piece of 1934. In his farewell, Carpenter said of the Tribune: “During this time it has come to seem to us almost like one of the family – like a living sentient being. And now, with malice toward none, with charity for all, we lay off the editorial harness with feelings of both relief and regret, and bid adieu to the readers of the Tribune.” In the next 11 years, the newspaper changed hands four times when Squires (who became sole owner in 1893) sold to Arthur I.A. Herrick (1896) for $2,400 who sold to John S. Hammaker (1898) who sold it back to Herrick in 1903.

when she cycled 500 miles across Minnesota to raise money for Venture Expeditions. The Inver Hills Community College student discovered the nonprofit through her family’s church. Although she wasn’t an avid cyclist like her father, Laurel decided to meet the challenge because she strongly believes in the cause. “I’m not super-athletic or passionate about cycling, but it’s a really worthwhile reason,” Laurel said. “I feel this is something I can do to engage in the world.” By the end, Laurel was exhausted but felt a sense of pride knowing what she accomplished, she said. Laurel said her trip across the state enabled her to see the landscape in

After living out East for a time, Herrick returned “with a wife and daughter and an enduring love for Dakota County,” he wrote in 1934. Herrick brought the newspaper to prominence during his tenure when he strongly advocated for moving the county seat from Hastings to Farmington. Though the effort ended unsuccessfully in 1906, his campaign “made him popular, and as a result the Tribune’s columns filled to overflow with advertising and his presses were kept running almost night and day,” Clay wrote in the 1934 history piece. In 1906, Clay started a competing newspaper, the Farmington Herald, when he moved it from Lakeville. “As was unusual, Mr. Herrick and I never engaged in a newspaper quarrel,” Clay wrote. “While neither of us was particularly fond of the other, we never mussed up our columns by slinging mud at each other.” From 1907-11, the newspaper changed hands four times when Herrick sold to W.E. Schei (1907); Schei sold in 1910 to “a man named Swanson” who a few days later sold to William Nixon; and Nixon sold the operation to Guy Martin in April

more detail than driving in a car. She said she is excited to have the same view while traveling the country. Knowing her father’s passion for cycling and charitable causes, Laurel invited him to join her in her journey across the United States. The duo have already started training by hitting the gym and taking spin classes. They hope to take their training outdoors as soon as snow melts. In addition to preparing themselves physically for the feat, Jeff and Laurel prepare for the mental challenges. “On the first day, you feel good but by the second day, you’re tired and not as excited and sore,” Jeff said, recalling his ride to Chicago. “It’s challenging to

1911. A short time later, Martin purchased the Herald from Clay and operated them jointly as the Dakota County Tribune and Farmington Herald. A few months later, Clay bought the Tribune and Herald from Martin in August 1911. Clay operated the Tribune until Dec. 1, 1923, when he leased it to Ham Clay Jr., who purchased the Tribune on April 5, 1925. Clay Sr. retired from active newspaper work in 1931 but continued to contribute a weekly column called “Knocks, Boosts and Just Belony.” Clay Jr. operated the Tribune until a succession plan handed it off to his son, Roger, and nephew, Eugene. The Clay cousins ran the newspaper until Eugene’s sons, Dan and Joe, took the reins. The Tribune, once the dominant paid-subscription newspaper in Dakota County, faced declining readership as the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press increased their presence in the county. In reaction to the daily newspapers’ reach and the 1975 launch of a free weekly in Burnsville, The Current, the Clays countered in 1979 by creating Thisweek – a 50,000 circulation

still feel strong and not let yourself get tired.” The team’s endurance will be tested by mountains, the possibility of poor weather and time. When times get tough, Jeff said he will remind himself of the reward. “It’s remembering that we are so blessed here in America,” Jeff said. “We are hopefully making a difference.” The Andersons’ trip aims to raise funds for two projects in Southeast Asia. The first will provide emergency medical supplies to Burmese refugees living in camps on the Thai-Myanmar border. Burmese refugees have flooded Thailand and other nations for nearly five decades to escape oppressive militant rule.

free newspaper covering most of Dakota County and portions of Scott County. The Tribune continued as a paid-subscription option alongside Thisweek, which was divided into separate city editions in 1982. In 1984, after 100 years of having an office in Farmington, the Tribune and Thisweek moved to Burnsville at 1525 E. Highway 13. Coon Rapids-based ECM Publishers Inc., then overseen by its CEO and former Minnesota Gov. Elmer L. Andersen and President Jeff Athmann, purchased the Tribune, Thisweek and the Lakeville Life & Times in 1999. Andersen’s son, Julian Andersen is the company’s current publisher and CEO, and Marge Winkelman is its COO and president. The Tribune and Thisweek moved to a new location at 12190 County Road 11 in Burnsville in 2001 and closed its Lakeville office at 20790 Holyoke Avenue in 2008. In 2009, the Tribune was converted to the Business Weekly. It was credited as a reader success, having published hundreds of business stories, columns and other information to show how diverse and important the busi-

The project also aims to provide education, tutoring and trafficking prevention training for children living in the camps. The second project will support a community center in Thailand. Jeff and Laurel hope to raise $6,500 for the trip. A portion will cover the cost of the ride, while the rest will go toward the Southeast Asian projects. The team as a whole hopes to raise more than $20,000. All donations are taxdeductible and can be made under either Jeff or Laurel’s name at donate-now. Jessica Harper is at jessica. or

ness community is in Dakota County. The Tribune and Thisweek operation relocated to Apple Valley in the Shops on Galaxie in March 2012, the same month ECM and Sun Newspapers officially merged Thisweek and Sun Current newspapers in Dakota County to form Sun Thisweek. ECM had purchased the Minnesota Sun Media Group in December 2011. For the past several months, staff members have been developing a concept to return the Tribune to its community journalism roots. Today, the Tribune will turn its focus to covering city, school, sports, arts, business and much more in the cities of Farmington, Rosemount and beyond in much the same way that Sun Thisweek has. One could say that today the Dakota County Tribune has come full circle back to the communities founder Clarence P. Carpenter found so intriguing and compelled him to document with a few cases of type and a hand-operated press. See today’s Opinion page for more about the new Dakota County Tribune. Email Tad Johnson

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Ultimate underdogs reach section final Rosemount to play No. 1-ranked Apple Valley for place at state by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Rosemount has not been to the state boys basketball tournament since 1987, and if the Irish make it this year it would be one of the most improbable high school sports stories in recent memory. But the Irish already are accustomed to doing the improbable in the Section 3-4A playoffs. They knocked off No. 2 seed East Ridge in the quarterfinals. Saturday, they beat Henry Sibley 82-75 in overtime after tying the game on Jeremy Macchitelli’s turnaround three-pointer with two seconds remaining in the second half. That put Rosemount, 9-19 overall, one victory from the state tournament. The Irish will face Apple Valley, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and on a 26game winning streak, in the section championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Burnsville High School. The winner will play in the state Class 4A quarterfinal Wednesday, March 20, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. “We’re putting the ball in the hoop a lot more efficiently,” said Macchitelli, who scored 22 points against Sibley. “In these two playoff games, we’ve scored higher than we have all season. We seem to be more fluid and we’re playing better as a team.” Rosemount led by as many as 12 points in the first half of Saturday’s game against Sibley and trailed by as many as 11 in the second half. The Irish got back in the game and trailed 63-60 when they called a timeout with 7.9 seconds remaining. Following the timeout, Rosemount got the ball to Macchitelli in the corner but two Sibley players converged on him almost immediately. With nowhere to pass the ball and the clock ticking, he turned, leaped and shot

Logan Halvorson of Rosemount looks for a path to the basket in the Section 3-4A boys basketball semifinals against Henry Sibley. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) – and watched it hit all net. Rosemount scored the first 11 points of overtime, effectively punching its ticket to the section final. “It was the play we had called,” Rosemount coach Bryan Schnettler said of the gametying basket. “We wanted to get it to one of our three-point shooters, Jeremy or Cole Northwick. Jeremy came off a screen and was open in the corner, but (the Sibley players) closed on him really fast.” “I’m a senior. I wanted the

game in my hands,” Macchitelli said. “I like that challenge.” Junior guard Garrett Goetz had a team-high 23 points against Sibley. Northwick, a junior guard, added 16 points and senior forward Sean Kalinowski had 10. Northwick had 18 points and Goetz 16 in Rosemount’s 67-62 section quarterfinal victory at East Ridge on March 6. Rosemount beat two teams with 18 victories in the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Irish appear to have caught a second

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Rosemount’s Garrett Goetz goes to the basket against Henry Sibley in the Section 3-4A boys basketball semifinals. Goetz scored 25 points in the Irish’s 82-75 overtime victory. (Photo by Mike Shaughnessy) wind after struggling to a 5-13 record in the South Suburban Conference. “Our conference is very good,” Schnettler said. “Us and (Bloomington) Jefferson finished with five wins in the conference and we’re both in section championship games.” The Irish know plenty about Apple Valley, a team that beat them 74-53 and 86-61 in two regular-season SSC games.

Asked how the Irish will try to match up with Apple Valley this time, Schnettler laughed and said, “I have no idea. But we have time to think about it – four days to practice and a day off. We’ll try to come up with something. You never know what can happen, and we’re happy to have this opportunity.” Email Mike Shaughnessy at

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Wrestling moving from Section 2AAA to 1AAA by Andy Rogers SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

Once again the playoffs will look very different for the Farmington football team next season. Farmington will move up to Class 6A for football playoffs and play in Section 3 with Eagan, Eastview, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Park of Cottage Grove, Rosemount and Burnsville for the 2013-14 school year. Considering the growing numbers in the school district, head football coach Mark Froehling felt it was appropriate. It will soon be a familiar landscape for the Tigers as most of the teams play in the South Suburban Conference, which Farmington will join in 2014. “There’s no doubt the SSC will be a big challenge for us, but facing challenges and improving as individuals and teams is part

of the high school experience,” Froehling said. Froehling said the participation numbers for football are good, but “we still need to increase our number of athletes to improve consistent competitiveness.” Farmington used to play in the big-school class up until last year. The Minnesota State High School League added a 6A class for the largest 32 schools in the state last season, but Farmington stayed in Class 5A. In 2012, Farmington moved from Section 1-5A to Section 3-5A. To make room for Farmington in Section 3-6A, Prior Lake is moving to Section 6-6A. East Ridge and TotinoGrace also moved up to 6A, while Minneapolis North High School, Minneapolis South and Brainerd moved down to 5A. The Farmington football program has moved

up a class before going from 4A to 5A in 2005. The Tigers fared well going 10-1 in its first year in Class 5A losing to Eastview 35-28 in the Section 1-5A final. “It was a great challenge for our team,” Froehling said. “It gave us opportunity to play in one of the best high school football games I have been a part of, when we lost to a great Eastview team in the section finals.” Football isn’t the only sport with an upcoming change of scenery in playoffs. Wrestling is also moving from Section 2AAA to Section 1AAA which features Hastings, Owatonna, Northfield, Austin, Winona and the Rochester schools. The gymnastics team is moving from Section 3AA to Section 1AA in 2014.

Rosemount’s Claire Judeh participates in the state weightlifting competition at Lakeville South on Saturday. In the boys varsity competition, Khalid Al-Khatib was first place at 77 kilograms setting state records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total. The team finished third at state overall. The lifters advanced to state after finishing in the top three at one of the four qualifying meets during the year or by beating the qualifying total set each year. Weightlifting consists of two lifts: the snatch, which Email Andy Rogers at moves the barbell from the floor to overhead in one movement, and the clean and jerk, which takes two movements and allows for more weight. (Photo by Rick Orndorf)

Rosemount Squirt A’s go undefeated Fargo tourney win is season highlight for Rosemount Area Hockey Association team by Mike Shaughnessy SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

It’s difficult to project how good a group of athletes will be in five years, but the Rosemount Area Hockey Association can’t wait to see what the future holds for its boys Squirt A team. The Squirt A’s are believed to be the first RAHA team to finish a season undefeated, going 34-0-1 in 2012-13. The team won several tournaments this season, including the prestigious Fargo (N.D.) Squirt International.

“I’ve been involved in hockey for 39 years and I don’t know if I’ve had a better group of kids,” said coach Troy Campbell. “There were no issues in the locker room. These kids are best friends. “They never talked about being undefeated. They just wanted to show up at the rink and play good hockey.” The Squirt A’s are one of seven Squirt teams in Rosemount. Campbell said RAHA officials hope that having more depth at the younger age groups will make the program more competitive across

all levels. “We’re starting to compete with some of the larger associations such as Edina and Osseo/Maple Grove, teams that we had a tough time beating before,” Campbell said. Rosemount went 6-0 over three days at the Fargo tournament in late February, beating Sioux Falls, S.D., Hermantown, Burnsville, Highland Central (St. Paul) and Edina before defeating the Minneapolis Storm 4-2 in the championship game. It was the first time a Rosemount team won the

Fargo tournament. Several years ago, Rosemount took fourth place at that tourney with a group that is in ninth grade now. Going undefeated this season was “pretty phenomenal,” Campbell said. “We played an extremely tough schedule. We played every other top-10 team in the state and won.” Rosemount’s tie was against Woodbury, a team it had defeated 6-0 two weeks earlier. The team was particularly strong defensively, allowing just 36 goals all season.

Team members are forwards Luke Levandowski, Brady Weismiller, Tommy Shandorf, Joey Winters, Mason Wheeler, A.J. Anello and Keaton Kranz; forward/defensemen Jake Ratzloff and Connor Kenefic; defensemen Mason Campbell, Broten Sabo, Garrett Horsager and Kyle Heffron; and goalie Hunter Sandas. Minnesota Hockey, the state’s governing organization for youth hockey, does not sponsor a state tournament at the Squirt level. There is an unsanctioned state tournament

that Rosemount decided against playing. Most of the Rosemount Squirt A players are 11 years old. Some of them have been playing hockey together since they were 4 or 5. Some of them will be together next year, too. About half of them are likely to be on Rosemount’s Pee Wee A team, with the rest playing for the Pee Wee B1 squad, Troy Campbell said. Email Mike Shaughnessy at



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Farmington’s Christopher Kirchmann, Dahlton Bell, Cameron Molnar and Christian Farmington’s Jamin LeDuc finished in sixth place at 112 pounds in the Class AAA Bell swam to 15th in the 400 freestyle relay. state wrestling tournament last week. LeDuc defeated Danny Chlebeck of Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village 2-1 in the first round and Luke McCord of Forest Lake 4-1 in the quarterfinal. Both of those wrestlers were ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA.

Rosemount’s Sam Moeller wrestles St. Michael-Albertville’s Ricky Briggs at the state Class AAA wrestling tournament. Moeller defeated Briggs 10-0 in the third-place match at 182 pounds. Rosemount’s Noah Peterson swims in the 500 freestyle at the state Class AA meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

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At the 2013 State Wrestling Tournament, Mark Hall captured his third individual state championship. Wrestling at the 152 pound weight class, Hall won by scores of 12-2, 11-1, Pin, and 21-2. He also won three matches in the team portion of the tournament, all by pins, leading the Eagles to their 8th consecutive team state title. For the season, Hall finished with a 48-1 record. AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: MN Prep Career Record: 136-4 3 Time Individual State Champion 3 Time Team State Champion National Freestyle All-American

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Since Ice for Tigers has not yet met its initial goal to raise its $1.5 million part of the project by March, the council will move forward making its own improvements to the existing sheet of ice. Mayor Todd Larson said at the workshop, he let Ice for Tigers know the council was “disappointed.” Ice for Tigers spokesman Rob Juncker is more optimistic about fundraising. The group still hopes to get the project started this year. “The first and foremost priority has been alignment from major funders,” which includes the city of Farmington, Farmington School District, Farmington Youth Hockey Association and Heritage Figure Skating Club, Juncker said. Fundraising efforts really launched in February, Juncker added, with family events and brochures sent to more than 150 businesses about sponsorship opportunities. He said family involvement in funding has passed $30,000. More than 140 engraved founders pucks were sold at $250 each to get some initial private funding. Ice for Tigers has also garnered some sponsor interest from companies; however, the group will not disclose sponsor names or the total amount of money raised at this time.

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McLane Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our team! McLane, a wholesale grocery distributor, has been in business for over 100 years and continues to grow each year! Our Minnesota location has recently added to our portfolio of outstanding customers and must fill the following positions immediately. DRIVERS - Class A CDL required. Must meet all DOT requirements. Recent graduates encouraged to apply!! Full Case Grocery Selectors M-F 7:30 am start $13.30/hr Sanitation Lead - Various shifts and hours, 4 yr degree and sup exp req, $13.80/hr Selectors (Candy/GMP) M-F 6:00 am start $11.25/hr Cooler/Freezer selectors- M-F 5:30 am start $.35 extra premium/hr We are seeking candidates with a good work history and a great attendance record. Must pass drug test, physical screening and background check. Some positions require additional skills. If you are interested in joining the McLane Team please email or fax your resume, or stop in to fill out an application.


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his first novel, “Mile of Dreams,â€? from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. • “One Yard Wondersâ€? authors Rebecca Yaker and Trish Hoskins will tell the story of how they created and published their book, and share projects that will inspire others to create their own “one yard wonder,â€? from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call (651) 450-2943 or visit

Lakeville Area Arts Center is at Productions will perform Fridays 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: and Saturdays, March 15-24, at (952) 985-4640. 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Lakeville Area Arts Center, Music 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Baroque concert by the Tickets are $13 at www.LakevilDakota Valley Symphony, 7 or by callp.m. Sunday, March 17, at the ing (952) 985-4640. Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Tickets Workshops/classes/other range from $5 to $16 and can Ukulele workshop for ages be purchased at the box office 13 and older, 4 to 5 p.m. Sator via Ticketmaster at (800) 982- urday, March 16, at Rosemount 2787 or United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W., Rosemount. Theater Preregistration is required at “Eat, Drink and Be Mur- dered,� an Irish mystery dinner Spring Basket class, 9 a.m. theater, will be presented by Ea- to noon Saturday, March 16, Eagan Theater Company at 6 p.m. gan Art House. Cost: $56. RegMarch 15 at the Eagan Commu- istration required. Information: nity Center. Purchase tickets at or (651) or at the Eagan 5521. Community Center. Tickets are Free Music Together music $40. Information: (651) 675- and movement demonstration 5500. classes for children from birth to “Charlotte’s Web – The Mu- kindergarten and their accomsical� by The Play’s the Thing panying adults, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 27; and 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Apple Valley Community Center. Register through Apple Valley Parks and Recreation at or (952) 953-2300, or through District 196 Community Education at (search for “Music Together�) or (651) 423-7920. Renaissance and Flemish Oil Painting Techniques class, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March to April (six weeks), at Dan Petrov Art Studio, Burnsville. Cost: $245. Information: danpetrovart. com or (763) 843-2734. Teen Poetry Jam/Rap Battle from 4 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Val-

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Thisweekend Spinning a web of wonder ‘Charlotte’s Web’ comes to Lakeville Area Arts Center March 15-24 by Andrew Miller SUN THISWEEK DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE

A local children’s theater group is bringing the timeless wonder of “Charlotte’s Web” to the stage of the Lakeville Area Arts Center this month – giant spider webs and all. Young actors with Lakeville-based The Play’s The Thing Productions, ranging in age from 6 to 16, will be donning animal costumes and presenting a musical version of the classic E.B. White tale March 15-24. Dayna Railton, the show’s director, said she chose “Charlotte’s Web” as The Play’s The Thing’s first production of 2013 because it’s a story that just about everyone can relate to. “It has a wonderful simplicity – it’s a tale of life, loss, friendship, loyalty and growing,” said Railton, who founded the children’s theater group in 2009. “I read it myself back in the 60s, and I don’t think children who read ‘Charlotte’s Web’ ever forget it.” “Charlotte’s Web” is the first in a series of children’s productions The Play’s The Thing has lined up in Dakota County this year. In April, the group will present the Old West-themed musical comedy “Wagon Wheels-a-Rollin” at Boeckman Middle School in Farmington. Presentations of “The Princess King,” “Disney’s Little

Katie Mills, playing Wilbur the pig, and Ava Byrne, as Charlotte the spider, rehearse this week for The Play’s The Thing’s presentation of “Charlotte’s Web.” (Photo submitted) Mermaid Jr.” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” are also planned this year, as is a summer theater camp for area youths that will culminate in a production of “Snow White

and the Seven Dwarfs.” “Charlotte’s Web” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., March 15-24, at the arts center located at 20965 Holyoke Ave.

in downtown Lakeville. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online through the arts center’s website at www. or by calling (952) 985-4640.

More about The Play’s The Thing is at Email Andrew Miller


family calendar To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: Friday, March 15 Eagan West MOMS Club meeting for full-time and parttime stay-at-home moms. Information:; email for more details about the meeting. Fish fry by the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under. Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938. Saturday, March 16 Basketball tournament to benefit Officer Tom Decker by Dakota County law enforcement officers, 9 a.m., Apple Valley High School, 14450 Hayes Road. Free admission. Attendees may make a donation at the tournament for the family of slain Cold Spring Officer Thomas Decker. Thursday, March 21 Free Alzheimer’s workshop, “Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 1600 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville. RSVP: event/5169462000# or (952) 882-9300. Wildlife Rehabilitation, 7 p.m. in the conference room at New Market Public Library. Guest speakers from the Wildlife Rehabilitator Release and Wildlife Intensive and Critical Care Unit. Free. Information: (952) 461-2765, Finding Overseas Ancestors, 7 p.m., Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Free. Information: Dick Thill, Dakota County Genealogical Society, (651) 248-9251.

Friday, March 22 Fish fry by the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under. Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938. Fish fry by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., Church of St. Joseph Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Free-will offering accepted.

Saturday, March 23 Kids’ Used Clothing & Equipment Sale by the Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. for public shopping. Cash or checks only. Information: Spring Bake - Craft Sale and Salad Luncheon at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan. Bake sale: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon buffet: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children 10 and under. Demonstration of traditional Czechoslovakian Easter eggs. Information: (651) 4542631.

Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. • March 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. • March 16, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Liberty Tax Service, 1250 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan. • March 22, 1 to 6 p.m., Carmike 15 Theatres, 15630 Cedar Ave., Apple Valley. • March 22, 1 to 6 p.m., Kowalski’s Market, 1646 Diffley Road, Eagan. • March 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville.

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