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Villager Republican Party chair faces criminal-sex charges; steps down from post BY RICHARD CRAWFORD


The Chanhassen High School Storm marching band plays patriotic tunes during the Sept. 11 parade in Carver. The high school’s boundaries include the city of Carver.

Parade observes 9/11 BY MARK W. OLSON

A 10 -year remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks began Carver’s Steamboat Days parade on Sunday afternoon. As the color guard passed Carver Village Hall, it paused for a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives. The observation was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. The Carver Fire and Rescue Department had its entire fleet in the parade. And the department’s floats included three fi refighters re-enacting the iconic photo of the fi refighters who raised the American flag at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001. The day topped out at 88 degrees, according to local National Weather

Service volunteer Greg Boe and thousands crowded downtown Carver for the event. There were approximately 100 different units in the parade, estimated Bethany Raiser, parade chairperson.

(Right) Miss Carver Princess Baylee Cummins, a junior at Chanhassen High School, waves to the Steamboat Days parade crowd, following her Sept. 9 coronation. Other winners of the 2011 Steamboat Days Miss Carver competition were Little Miss Carver Cela Watkins, a secondgrader at Guardian Angels School and Junior Miss Carver Leah Shanahan, an eighth-grader at Chaska Middle School West.

The chairman of the Carver County Republican Party has resigned from his post and faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to an official Carver County criminal complaint, Paul Scott Zunker, 36, of Waconia, faces two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under age 16. According to the complaint, Zunker is accused of sexually touching the alleged female victim on several occasions between Aug. 15, 2010, and Aug. 15, 2011. Zunker is accused of sexually touching the victim both over and under her clothing, according to the complaint. The victim told him to “knock it off” or to “stop,” according to the complaint. The defendant would stop but resumed the touching later, the complaint said. In August, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and a child protection social worker learned of the alleged sexual abuse. Zunker was officially charged on Sept. 9 and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 16. Zunker could not be reached for comment. Members of the Carver County Republican Party are scheduled to meet Thursday to select a new chair. Several members of the party’s executive committee were caught off-guard by the allegations.

Rolland Neve, a member of the executive committee from Chanhassen, said he had heard that Zunker was stepping down because of work pressures. “Holy smokes. Paul I wa s shocke d,” Zunker Neve said when he heard about the criminal charges on Tuesday. Bruce Schwichtenberg, of Carver, said he was frustrated after learning details. “I feel sorry for this person who is part of it,” he said. “It’s sad.” Schwichtenberg said he didn’t vote for Zunker when he ran for the position of party chair and said Zunker had a limited history with the party when he was chosen as chair. “It’s a situation where we have to move on because we have elections coming up in a year,” Schwichtenberg said. “It’s obviously a little more than a hiccup. But I’m hoping people don’t stay away and not be involved.” Zunker was elected as party chairman in February. The term for the position is two years. The person selected to replace him is expected to finish the term. If found guilty of second-degree criminal sexual conduct — multiple acts, sentencing guidelines call for a 90-month jail sentence, according to the Carver County Attorney’s Office.

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Arboretum celebrates flavors of the seasons First cookbook now available BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

Roa ste d b e et c a r pac cio wit h whipped goat cheese, strawberries romanoff, beef tournedos on heirloom tomatoes with alfredo butter, cranberry orange scones, carrots vichy. These are just a few of the 101 recipes featured in “Flavors of the Arboretum,” the fi rst cookbook to be published by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. “It’s an idea that’s been cooking on the back burner for quite awhile,” said book editor Judy Hohmann, pun intended.

The limited-edition cookbook fo- famed Tea Room and more than a few cuses on recipes for all four seasons are donations from generous chefs (plus a selection perfect for the holi- like Vincent Francoual (Vincent – A days) and includes full color photos Restaurant), Lucia Watson (Lucia’s of the Arboretum in its year-round Restaurant) and Brenda Langton glory. (Spoonriver). “We wanted the “It was wonderseasons to inspire ful getting contrithe palate and inbution s f rom a l l spire cooks,” said those chefs,” said Hohmann. Hohmann. The Arboretum The recipes run st a f f worke d for t h e g a mu t f r o m over a ye a r c olthe easy to the adlecti ng 3 0 0 - some va nc e d. “ It ’s for Judy Hohmann recipes and then home cooks of variBook editor taste testing all of ous ski l l levels,” them before decidnoted Hohmann. ing which ones would make the fi nal Among Hohmann’s personal facut. Some of the recipes are gleaned vorites is the roasted beet carpaccio from Arboretum cooking classes, with goat cheese that graces the others are from the Arboretum’s cookbook’s cover. “It looks fancy but

“It’s an idea that’s been cooking on the back burner for quite awhile.”

Flavors of the Arboretum Featuring: 101 recipes Price: $18.95 Available: Arboretum Gift Shop; (952) 443-1439; www.arboretum. it’s easy to do,” she said. Hohman also likes the recipe for chicken almond sandwiches that was a classic at the former Tea Room. As an added bonus, the book includes a selection of chef-recommended menus perfect for party planning. “The response has been real favor-

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able so far,” said Hohmann, of the book. And that’s good news for a team of Arboretum staff and volunteers that have worked hard to make this cookbook a reality. “It’s almost like having a baby,” said Hohmann. “Only this took a year.” “Flavors of the Arboretum” is available for sale in the Arboretum gift shop and on the Arboretum’s website. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Arboretum. The first printing of the book totaled 400 copies, but Hohmann said that demand has exceeded expectations. They are already looking at a reprint. I n conju nction wit h t he

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W hether this is just the beginning for Arboretum cookbooks, remains to be seen. “Maybe we’ll do an updated version in a few years,” said Hohmann.

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T he Di st r ic t 11 2 S cho ol Board voted unanimously at its Thursday night meeting to hold a referendu m on a $1,983,000 annual levy to fund technology at schools. The district will put the referendum to voters on Nov. 8 and, if successful, the levy authorization would continue for 10 years, raising almost $ 20 million. The levy would amount to about $84 more per year for the owner of a $240,000 home. The owner of a $250,000 commercial or industrial property would face a tax increase of about $149 per year. “There is never a good time to ask for more tax money, but it is time when student needs compel us to,” said District 112 Superintendent Jim Bauck. “We have spent the

right amount of time debating it, the recent community survey indicates there is support and the [Minnesota Department of Education] Commissioner’s staff supports it, stating it is one of the best plans they’ve seen in the past couple years.” “ It i s a l so obv iou s t h i s amount is wel l behind the a mou nt s c ompa re d to ou r world around us,” said District 112 School Board member Tim Klein. District 112 would use the funds for wireless infrastructu re, computer items such as laptops and tablet PCs for students and teachers, as well as maintaining and replacing systems and equipment over those 10 years, according to the district’s technology plan. The money would also allow for infrastructure to enable st udent s to u se t hei r ow n computer equipment to access school software from home. Prior to the technology levy, local taxpayers pay more for

JOIN THE CHAT WILL YOU VOTE FOR THE LEVY? POST YOUR OPINIONS AT local schools than most surrounding school districts. Currently, an owner of a $240,000 home pays $1,442 annually, behind only Farmington and Elk River. “ T ho s e t h r e e d i s t r ic t s , along with Lakeville and Shakopee are all growing districts and have built new schools recently,” said Diane Kaiser, District 112 director of information technologies. “Most of the other districts have not built a new school in 20 years,” said Bauck. “In addition, homeowners in this district absorb more of the tax burden here because the commercial/industrial base is not as large compared to other districts.”

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nly on TV would a redecorating budget of a couple thousand dollars be considered “shoestring.” In the real world, most of us have a lot less than that to spend on redoing a room. Fortunately, it’s possible to completely change the look of any room in the house for as little as $100. All you need to do is focus on the design elements that will deliver the most impact for the least cost. Here’s a room-by-room guide for redos that cost $100—or even less.

Every room A fresh coat of paint is an essential foundation for virtually any room makeover. One gallon will cover most rooms, meaning you can get a good start on your redesign for around $25—even less if you luck out and find a deal. Decluttering is also another way to give a room a fresh look. Whether it’s your living room, kitchen or a child’s room, removing excess items like papers and toys can make

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If your youngster is ready for a new look in his room, rip down that teddy bear border, let him pick a paint color and consider dressing up one wall of the room with a mural. You can find plenty of kids’ murals for less than $100 online at websites like Whether he likes a solar system theme or she wants a princess canopy, a wall mural can make redoing a children’s room fast and easy.

Your table and chairs are the centerpieces of your dining room. While a new set might not be in the budget, you can easily dress up your old one. Replacing old fabric on dining chair seat cushions can give the set a whole new look. Depending on the fabric color and style you choose, you can create looks that range from modern to traditional. Top off the table with a decorative runner in a complimentary pattern and you’ve redone your dining room for less than $100.

Living room Accessories are the way to achieve a big impact for not much money in the living room. Replace old throw pillows with new, brightly patterned ones. Switch out wall decor with new pieces. Cover up worn wooden floors or shabby carpeting with an elegant area rug. It’s possible to change several accessories and still bring your costs in under the $100 mark.

Bathroom Get rid of that old, moldy shower curtain. To create a designer look for not much dough, hang a simple, functional vinyl curtain on existing shower rod, then place a pressure rod just outside it. Add attractive, floor-length curtains from the local discount store; they’ll cost a lot less than comparable versions made for bathroom use. Toss out worn, ratty old towels with a matching set of new ones in an appealing pattern or color. Finish up by adding

a decorative frame around the existing vanity mirror.

Kitchen Spending a bundle on a kitchen rehab is easy to do, but it’s just as easy to make small changes that have a big impact. Rather than sinking a lot of money into changing countertops or cabinets, consider simple upgrades like new cabinet

hardware, a new kitchen faucet and a new light fixture. You can also use a wall mural in the kitchen to dress it up. Whether you’re looking for a rustic theme that would fit with Italian murals or a nature landscape that turns a blank wall into a view on another world, you can fi nd a wall mural to fit virtually every decorating theme for as little as $60.

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Plan to gate lakes for zebra mussels gets no traction BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

Chanhassen city officials Monday expressed admiration for residents’ volunteer efforts to keep zebra mussels out of area lakes. But the City Council has indicated no desire to move forward with a proposal to gate public access sites to keep boaters off lakes after park hours. That was the upshot of work session discussion attended by more than 20 residents. Lake association members from Lotus Lake, Christmas Lake and Lake Minnewashta have been pressing local governments this summer to do more to prevent the spread of zebra mussels to area lakes. Zebra mussels, discovered in Lake Minnetonka last summer, can take over ecosystems and attach themselves to hard surfaces. On Monday, residents seek-

ing more prevention efforts were also supported by recommendations coming from the city’s Park and Recreation Commission. One of t hose recommendations called for installing an electronic gate at the public access at Lotus Lake to enforce the posted lake access hours. The gate would have been paid for by the Lake Action Alliance Group, which has coordinated volunteer inspection efforts during operating hours. City officials, however, expressed concerns about giving special treatment to one lake as well as preventing boaters from having access to public waters. Councilors also expressed concerns about the need for and cost of enforcement efforts to keep boaters off the lake after hours. “There is a cost to enforcement and it’s not free,” said

Councilor Jerry McDonald. The city also received a letter from the DNR that questioned the legality of gate installation. “A gate used to limit access to the lake for aquatic invasive species control purposes would not be considered necessary to, or supportive of, recreation in the park and therefore would not be allowed,” according to a letter from DNR Parks & Trails employee Joe Hiller. Short of installing gates, however, city officials indicated a desire to support volunteer prevention efforts. Councilor Bethany Tjornhom said she was proud of the volunteer inspection efforts that have helped educate about 700 boaters this summer about measures to prevent the spread of aquatic species. “We should support citizens to do all they can to keep zebra mussels out of our lakes,”

JOIN THE CHAT SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON ZEBRA MUSSEL PREVENTION EFFORTS AT said Councilor Denny Laufenburger. The counci l ag reed that more work should be done on creating a written agreement between the city and volunteer groups outlining expectations and procedures for volunteer inspections. But some lake association members said the city needs to do more. Jo e Sh neider, president of the Christmas Lake Association, said the Department of Natural Resources doesn’t have the staff necessary to conduct inspections. “The DNR can’t do it,” Sh-

Background Members of area lake associations are concerned that the aquatic invasive zebra mussel, discovered in Lake Minnetonka last summer, will infest Chanhassen lakes. On Aug. 9, the city’s Park and Recreation Commission passed three motions calling for the City Council to take more action to prevent the spread of zebra mussels to Chanhassen lakes. Zebra mussels attach themselves to practically any hard surface, wreaking havoc on boats, marinas and water delivery systems. They also gradually dominate the ecosystem by filtering nutrients out of the water that other species, like fish, need to survive. The zebra mussels live for several years in zebra-striped shells, die, and then the sharp-edged shells wash onto beaches.

neider said. “You can be leaders, it won’t cost very much,” he said, noting that the lake associations would pay for the gate. Later at the regular City Council meeting, Tom Devine, who lives on Lotus Lake, encou raged t he cit y to me et with lake residents in an open

forum to continue the discussion. Mayor Tom Furlong credited residents for the prevention and educational efforts this summer. He said it was “an example of what citizens can do when they step forward and want to help.”



City approves preliminary levy BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

The average homeowner in Chanhassen shouldn’t have to pay more in property taxes next year for the city portion of their taxes based on a preliminary levy approved Monday. The Chanhassen City Council, by a vote of 4 to 1, approved a preliminary levy of about $10.2 million. The fi nal levy, which will be set in December, can be lower but not higher than the preliminary figure. While the average homeowner shouldn’t see an increase in city taxes, a change in the state’s Market Value Homestead Credit program could skew numbers. According to Greg Sticha, the city’s finance director, owners of homes valued at more than $414,000 could see taxes edge up, while those under $414,000 could see a slight tax benefit. Although exact numbers are still being calculated because of the recent state law change.

Councilors noted that the preliminary levy provides the tax collection ceiling for the budget process and doesn’t commit the city to any specific budget expenditure. The council plans a series of meetings during the next two months to review 2012 budget areas. On Sept. 26, the focus will be on employee paid time off, compensated absences and sick/vacation benefits. One assumption used in early budget deliberations is that average salary increases would be 1.5 percent. However, the council has yet to endorse that figure. Mayor Tom Furlong said the council has “no desire to increase taxes.” The goal, he said, is to maintain service levels in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Councilor Jerry McDonald agreed. He said it’s imperative that the city maintains services. “That, as I understand it from the residents, is number one,” he said.

McDonald said feedback from residents suggests that residents want to maintain the things that make Chanhassen a livable community with a high quality of life. “Nobody can come up with what they’d like to change,” he said. Councilor Vicki Ernst voted against the preliminary levy and indicated it was challenging to set a levy cap before knowing final details on the 2012 budget.

AAA BOND RATING AFFIRMED St a nda rd & Poor ’s rea ffirmed the city’s AAA bond rating, which is the highest rating available and helps the city pay for debt at the lowest interest rate possible. At the Sept. 12 meeting, the city also issued bonds to pay for a new water tower at Minnetonka Middle School West and approved an advanced refunding of water revenue bonds issued in 2005. The city’s

Budget calendar Sept. 26 — Review Paid Time Off vs. Sick/Vacation Benefits and Compensated Absences Oct. 10 — Review Enterprise and Special Revenue Fund Budgets. Review 2012-2016 CIP. Oct. 24 — Review 3rd quarter 2011 Revenue and Expense data and 2012 rate study Nov. 14 and 28 — Work session to discuss any remaining issues Dec. 5 — conduct public budget meeting Dec. 12 — Set final 2012 tax levy and budget and set utility rates for 2012 high bond rating will allow the city to save more than $30,000 annually during the next eight years, according to City Finance Director Greg Sticha.


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The confounding property tax A s i f t h e s t at e’s property tax system wa sn’t complic ated enough, appa rent ly it will be even more cumbersome for residents to grasp during the current cycle. A l r e a d y, t h e r e are multiple taxing cl a s si f ic at ion s a nd government jurisdictions that factor into a business owner or homeowner’s fi nal tax bill. T he t a x levies from cou nt y, school and city governments are the big three that determine the property tax bill. But there are smaller taxing jurisdictions — including watershed districts and the mosquito control district — that receive a small percentage of your total tax bill. Further complicating understanding the system is the lag time between when a market value is calculated and when your tax bill arrives. That lag has taken on more significance in recent years as proper ty va lues have plummeted. There are additional factors, such as improvements made to individual properties, which make it impossible to make blanket statements about what property taxes will do for all homeowners in a given community. This year, there is a new wrinkle that will further cloud understanding of what’s going on. T he st ate L eg isl at u re has changed the market value home credit program, which means local units of government will be losing various amounts of state funding.

The impact on taxpayers is still being calculated. For instance, Chanhassen city officials believe owners of homes valued at more than $ 414,000 will see their tax bills edge up a few dollars, while those below $414,000 may save a few. At the county level, the exact impact of the market value home credit program change is still being calculated. If you thought understanding your property tax was complex, you’re not alone. At last week’s Carver County Board meeting, C ou nt y A d m i n i s t r at or D av id Hemze said Minnesota has one of the most complex taxing systems in the country, “if not the world.” State Sen. Julianne Ortman, of Chanhassen, is chair of the Senate Tax Committee. She told the Chanhassen City Council this week that she even struggles with all the idiosyncrasies of the system. She’s hoping, by the way, that the system can be simplified in the years ahead. In the meantime, keep on the lookout for tax statements that will be arriving later this fall in advance of fi nal budget decisions by local units of government. And good luck.


Seeking the truth regarding Sharia law BY PHIL BENSON

Finding it a bit distressing that even some fellow free thinking DFL members were drinking the tea and developing concern that the far-right’s shadowy conspiracy theory of the day might actually have some substance, the Carver County DFL Central Committee has done what intelligent people do. They have asked representatives from the Muslim community to address the monthly Central Committee meeting on Sept. 21. Everyone is welcome. The meeting will be at the Chanhassen Library and the speakers will address the group at 6:45 p.m. The conspiracy theory of the day being promoted by the fear-mongers on the far-right, of course, is the hoopla about Sharia law, a form of Islamic religious law. The loudest voices in the anti-Sharia law movement claim that Islamic forces are attempting to insinuate Sharia law into our democratic institutions to form a Taliban-like caliphate. These voices include several “nonprofit” organizations and Republican politicians who appear to be profiting from donations from those who have succumbed to this artificial threat. Please don’t give them any money. Much like other xenophobic scares in our history, this rubbish will soon fade. Here’s the truth about Sharia law. The Constitution protects our right to worship as we please and if that worship includes living a different but otherwise lawful way of life that is guided by scripture, then we can choose to do so as individuals. Our Constitution also protects the rights of every citizen to enter into contracts and, assuming that the

contract violates no law or public policy, our Constitution requires our courts to uphold it. In that way, since the founding of our republic, members of dif ferent religious sects, including Christians, Muslims and Jews, have entered into binding agreements to permit various civil and family law disputes to be determined pursuant to their own religious traditions, judges and scholars and those agreements are upheld in our courts. This is nothing more than arbitration. Thus, for example, some religious Jews enter into contracts, including marriage contracts, between themselves to permit civil disputes to be decided in a Jewish Court, a Beth Din, under Jewish law and the results will be upheld by our courts. To deny this right is to deny the right of free exercise of religion guaranteed by the Constitution. Sharia, Mosaic and other religious laws will not intrude into or inform our criminal laws unless we permit them to do so under the rules of our Constitution. Thus, if Minnesota’s Legislature decides to pass a law permitting a form of criminal punishment that traces its origins to a religious code (for example, “an eye for an eye”justice), it would require a like minded electorate and governor to support such a bill and it would still need to pass review by the courts under the “cruel and unusual” restrictions on punishment contained in the Constitution. If all this still mystifies you, come and meet some great community leaders who also happen to be Muslim and get your questions answered. Benson, who resides in Watertown Township, is the affirmative action officer for the Carver County DFL.


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Where were the flags? So sad to see the lack of flags flying from so many Chanhassen homes on this day of remembrance. It seems patriotism and pride in our country have been forgotten. How sad. Such a small thing to do in honor of those who lost their lives 10 years ago and the heroes who saved so many.

Beverly Hirt Chanhassen


Water tower cost concerns On a daily basis, the elected and hired officials of Chanhassen work earnestly and diligently to keep Chanhassen one of the best and most efficiently run communities on the planet. But, at the Aug. 22 Chanhassen City Council meeting, city staff provided the council with obfuscation instead of clear communication. The council, despite the objections of Councilor Vicki Ernst, acted with haste rather than prudence, and thus, the citizens of Chanhassen will be paying several hundred thousand dollars more for a much needed water tower than fiducially responsible government would have required. Showing the final bid as having the same $2.1 million dollar cost as the original estimate was misleading in several ways. City staff had considered several sites for the new water tower, most of which are on the grounds of the Minnetonka Middle School. An estimate had been made for the site next to the current water tower. Staff recommended, and presented a final bid for, a different site on the grounds of the Middle School, the site change thus resulting in increases in the cost of the water tower. It was not staff, but Mayor Furlong who pointed out the problem of trying to compare an estimate for one site versus a bid for another site. Ernst pointed out that the final bid was underreported by $300,000, due to items which were included in the estimate being excluded from the final bid and instead listed as extra items. When she questioned this, she was told that those were the best numbers we had at the time, which did not answer her question. Councilor Jerry McDonald’s attempt to get an apples-to-apples comparison was met with a muddled response, although that did not keep him from voting for the water tower a few minutes later. Councilor Laufenburger ran down the cost disparities, pointing out the $50,000 easement fee and $50,000 in site improvements for the original estimated site versus a $150,000 easement fee and $437,000 in site improvements for the site being recommended. Then, after pointing out the nearly half milliion dollars in cost increases, Laufenburger nonetheless voted for the project. Rather than deciding right then to spend the extra half million dollars, why not table the motion as Ernst wanted and see if one of the other sites would be viable at a lower cost? Instead,

Mayor Furlong maintained the project being voted on was the best option possible, and if another site was viable, the staff would have presented it. But why not ask the question, take the time to go back and ensure that one of the other sites couldn’t be viable at a lower cost, get an actual appraisal, make sure that Administrator Gerhardt wasn’t simply out negotiated by Superintendent Peterson, that the city wasn’t assuming an extra $500,000 in costs just to avoid shrinking a soccer field. On the same night the council took many hours, finishing at midnight, to go over the budget line by line, that the City Council (except for Vicki Ernst,) would then blow a half million dollars in a couple of minutes, without broaching the concept that one of the other sites might be both viable and fiscally responsible, was mind-boggling to me, to the extent that I felt a need to air my concern with this letter.

Bill Munig Chanhassen

Rolland Neve Chanhassen

Don’t feel like a 10 tonight!


I watched the last City Council meeting as the council meeting transformed into a party to celebrate Money magazine’s ranking of the city as the No. 10 best small city in the country. It was great to see as I am proud of Chanhassen, but I hope the people from the magazine didn’t stay around to witness the balance of the City Council meeting because it was a total disconnect from how a top 10 city should operate. Had they stayed they would have seen a meeting that looked more like one would envision how the bottom 10 would operate. The water tower presentation by the city staff was an embarrassment. Councilors Laufenburger, McDonald, Tjornholm and Mayor Furlong voted yes for the project while Ernst said no. As a taxpayer those who voted yes based on the presentation were irresponsible and failed in their fiduciary duty to taxpayers. Councilors Ernst and McDonald raised some very eye-opening questions to the poor staff work that should have delayed the project approval. Unfortunately Councilor McDonald didn’t vote for what was right based on his own comments of concern with the work of the city staff while Mayor Furlong and councilors Tjornhom and Laufenburger appeared unconcerned and supported the sloppy work of staff. The project previously presented under $2 million suddenly becomes $2.5 million (a 25 percent increase) and got approved by a 4-1 vote (Ernst voted no, indicating she recognizes the need for the water tower, but challenged staff to go back and rework the numbers to get back to the original $2 million rather than spend the additional dollars). While there is a chance the cost could increase, the probability is far greater that costs will decrease (just as Councilor Ernst stated). Unemployment is high suggesting labor costs will not likely rise and the Federal Reserve chairman has indicated they will keep interest rates at current levels through 2013. A trend is appearing that only

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Councilor Ernst understands her position. Perhaps councilors voting for this project need to be reminded they were elected to represent the citizens as an interface between taxpayers and the city staff; the council is to be disconnected from the city staff and is responsible to the citizens of the community to oversee and protect the taxpayers’ assets. Folks, this is a lot of money. When the talk is concern to reduce government expenses for taxpayers there was no effort here. Public project details should be identified with adequate time to review. The council is currently reviewing the city budget and spending hours trying to save a few thousand dollars here and there by cutting services; here you let $500,000 likely slip right on by with the finance director not sure of the impact of borrowing this money, saying council would look at the impact on water rates to citizens later this fall! Councilor Ernst seems to be the only council member that gets it.

Education is a bargain In today’s modern economy the cost and quality of education have become important every day issues. A quality education is a valuable tool to success, but the finances can also present a large obstacle. Normandale Community College presents the best of both worlds as it provides an intimate setting to get an excellent education at an affordable price. The combination of an affordable and excellent education has Normandale experiencing some significant changes as our enrollment grows. This growth matches the demand for higher education in the south metro suburbs. We will serve over 15,000 students this academic year, representing a 50 percent growth in enrollment over the past decade. With that growth have come some significant challenges, not the least of which is the lack of classroom and other space. Normandale is the most crowded of the 32 colleges and universities in the MnSCU system. To address our space needs a number of significant building projects are in the final stages of completion or will get under way this fall. In addition, we have recently received approval to build a $12 million, 725 stall parking ramp. This ramp will go a long way to reducing the acute parking shortage that we have suffered with for many years. Finally and most importantly, we received approval from the Legislature and governor for a $23 million Academic Partnership Center that will house 25 classrooms, engineering labs, faculty office space, and student gathering space to meet our growing demand. Although the cost of college continues to rise, attending Normandale is a real bargain.

Joe Opatz Eden Prairie Editor’s note: Opatz is president of Normandale Community College.

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Their quilts, caps and scarves provide comfort the needy

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Residents at Centennial Hill Senior Residence transformed an unused room on the third floor into a craft and sewing room two years ago. Since then the group, led by quilter and artist LaVonne “Lovey” Grupp has been creating quilts that they donate to a women’s shelter and a children’s home. Clockwise from top left, Betty Olson, Marrian Bergquist, Verniece Sequira, Jean Mancini, and the group’s quilting expert Lovey Grupp. Not pictured are Jean Tischleder and Betty Mason.

If Grupp serves, informally, as the group’s artistic director, then Verniece Sequira would be the project manager. Sequira used to sew for her kids when they were growing up. Originally from New Bedford, Mass., she and her husband moved to Minnesota and the Twin Cities in the 1970s. She took on the task of locating charitable organizations whose needs meshed with what the women liked to create. Sequria likes to make prayer shawls, which are donated to the elderly as they’re soft, warm and comforting. Betty Olson’s specialty is knitting infant caps. The caps are tiny. Still, the most timeconsuming portion of each hat is knitting the ribbing. “That’s because it’s knit two, purl two,” Olson said. “We donate these to Bundles of Joy. They’re put into diaper bags that are given to new moms along with one of our baby quilts and other


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Lovey Grupp’s apartment in Centennial Hill may be small, but she’s created a compact, efficient art studio for her quilting and rubber stamping and greeting card artwork. Her bedroom resembles a fabric store with shelves full of materials in colors spanning the hues found in a Crayola crayon box.

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Lovey Grupp is so focused on her paper flowers and card making; she doesn’t even listen to the radio. baby items.” Olson, a native of Mantorville, Minn., prompted chuckles and hoots when she mentioned she’d gone to beauty school after high school. As a young woman, she worked as beautician in the exclusive Kenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis. “I did it until I couldn’t stand being around women all day,” Olson said. “I used to say, ‘I’m a beautician, not a magician!’” Jean Mancini calls herself the late bloomer of the group. Originally from upstate New York, she moved to Chanhassen after retirement to be closer to family. “I did some knitting when I was younger, but not for a long time,” Mancini said. “But when I joined the group last year, I was welcomed with open arms. Lovey is a wonderful teacher.” Marrian Bergquist grew up

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You might say that Grupp is the artistic director of the group. At 86, Grupp is an accomplished quilter and greeting card maker. She’s successful at anything that intrigues her and masters anything she sets her mind to do. Her apartment is fi lled with her quilted wall hangings, greeting cards, and other art projects. She grew up in Mason City, Iowa, where she started music and dance lessons as a youngster and found success. As an accomplished dancer — she excelled in tap — she was in demand for community groups and gatherings, often appearing with her sister. She was also a gifted accordionist and in 1939 won the title as Iowa’s championship accordionist. She taught music, and was a regular musician on a local radio program. She was a popular musician at neighborhood street dances, too, pointing out that while she played many styles of music, the “Beer Barrel Polka” was always


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a crowd pleaser. She married her high school sweetheart Don Grupp, and helped him run the family grocery store in Mason City. She helped with everything in the grocery store except cut the quarters of beef. “I trained all the employees in all the departments,” Grupp said. “I balanced the cash registers, and did the bookkeeping.” They had two sons, Tom and Scott. In 1980, she and Don, now deceased, retired to Florida. “But I didn’t really retire,” Grupp said. “I can’t sit around. I kept busy. I worked for a lady who lived across the street. I cooked for her, drove her to her appointments and did her shopping. And after that, I started an alterations business. I was pretty busy even though I didn’t do any advertising. “When my husband became too ill — he had many health problems — we moved to Minnetonka in 1998, to be closer to our granddaughter who lived here.” When her husband died in 2005, she moved from their Lake Susan apartment into Centennial Hills. Grupp had sewed from the time she was barely able to reach the pedals of her mom’s treadle sewing machine. She’d done some quilting over the years, but the quilting project really took off in May 2010. “I love designing quilts,” Grupp said. “It’s what keeps me going.”

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Lavonne Grupp is better known as “Lovey” at Centennial Hill Senior Apartments, an independent living complex for people age 55 and older in Chanhassen. For the past year and a half, Grupp has designed and sewn nearly 100 quilts. As of last week, Lovey had completed her 95th quilt. That’s about five quilts a month. And she’s not slowing down anytime soon. The quilts are donated to the Bundles of Love Charity, which provides infant layettes to mothers with infants in need, and to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home in Minneapolis, which provides shelter and treatment for children in crisis. In addition to the quilts, the two charitable organizations also receive knitted and crocheted adult and baby caps, mittens, and scarves, all produced by a small group of women at Centennial Hill. According to Anne Marie Stolp, the site manager, two years ago, residents sought a place where they could work on their hobbies. A little-used card room on the third floor was converted into a work studio. After one of the building’s maintenance men donated a Singer sewing machine, the hobby group took off. Initially, the women who met worked on their own projects — quilting, knitting, and crocheting — but there are only so many quilts and sets of mittens and scarves a person can make and give to family and friends. The women discussed the situation. Why not donate what they love to make? But to what groups? There were so many. Verniece Sequira, a former administrative assistant, likes being organized and working on the computer. She went online and started investigating charitable organizations and what their needs were. Sequira compiled a list of groups for the women to review and discuss. They chose Bundles of Love and St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. The group welcomes anyone to come and join them — including men. “Anyone can come and join us,” Grupp said. “They can come and work on their own projects with us.” They meet as a group twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 :30 to 3:30 p.m., sometimes longer if they’re making good progress on what they’re working on.

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in northern Minnesota, and was widowed young. She lived in Eden Prairie for 30 years and raised four children. “I do kids’ quilts, shawls, caps, scarves,” Bergquist said. “I don’t do mittens because they tend to look like balloons! “I think this whole group’s success is that we wanted to donate, not sell what we made,” Berquist said. “We don’t have much opportunity to do the volunteer work that we used to do. It was unanimous when we got together. This is social and we like to get together, and we’re doers.” “If there are folks who want to be volunteer sewers, I’ll assemble kits,” Grupp said. “They can pick them up, and when they’ve sewn them, drop them off at Centennial Hill to be donated. And I can give lessons, too, if anyone would like.”

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Gail Marie Fokken Gail Fokken, 45, of Chanhassen, formerly of Canby, MN, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Canb. The Rev. Janet Colby officiated with Karen Olson playing the organ. DeLon Clarksean sang "The King is Coming," and "I Can Only Imagine." Godson, Joshua Fokken, read the scriptures with a tribute presented by Mark Fokken. Honorary pall bearers were Gail's Delta Zeta Sorority sisters. Active pall bearers were siblings, Gary Fokken, Lyle Fokken, Mark Fokken, Ryan Fokken, Sara Stoks and godson, Andrew Fokken. Internment was at Canby City Cemetery. Gail Marie Fokken, was born Sept. 24, 1965, in Canby, to Menno and Lucille (Hillman) Fokken. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on Nov. 21, 1965, and confirmed that faith at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Canby. She carried an incredible faith in life and shared it with many, especially her many godchildren. She loved babysitting and all children. She enjoyed playing with them and they enjoyed playing with her. She loved helping out with OSL Youth. Growing up she was very active in the Burr Bustler's 4-H club. She loved animals and enjoyed showing sheep and cattle at the Yellow Medicine County Fair, always putting in the extra effort to earn a trip to exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. When she was too old to exhibit in 4-H herself, she stayed active by helping her younger siblings and gave them pointers with their projects. Even as an adult she never missed the county fair and made a point of visiting the Minnesota State Fair. After graduating from Canby High School in 1983, she received a bachelor degree from St. Cloud State University in 1989. While attending St. Cloud State University, Gail was president, treasurer and house manager of the SCSU Delta Zeta sorority chapter. As a sister, she found her love and hobby of collecting turtles & pink roses. Throughout life she remained active in the Delta Zeta Alumni Association. She looked forward to helping organize the Delta Zeta charity garage sale each year. She made her home in Chanhassen where she was employed as a database administrator for the Young America Corporation. Gail loved being with family and friends. She was always up for any board or card game as long as the rules or instructions were close at hand so actions could be disputed. She was a fun loving free spirit and enjoyed the rush of riding her motorcycle. She looked forward to her annual camping trip with friends. Taught by her grandpa Hillman, she enjoyed casting her fishing line and could fish for a long time without the encouragement of a bite. Growing up she loved family fishing picnics at Lac qui Parle Mission. In her free time, she loved watching movies and TV. No puzzle or trivia was too challenging for Gail to solve. Each February would find her busily preparing for "Trivia Weekend." She is survived by her parents, Menno & Lucille (Hillman) Fokken; brothers Gary (Vivian) Fokken, Lyle Fokken, Mark Fokken, and Ryan Fokken; sister, Sara (Corey) Stoks; grandmother, Fridl Kress; aunt, Marlyce Ludvigson; uncles, Berny (Heidi) Fokken, Theodore (Bonnie) Fokken, Erich (Celina) Fokken, Paul (Judy) Fokken; nieces, Jessica Fokken, Kacie (Justin) Zajic, Kendra Cleveland, Kami Cleveland and Kora Cleveland; nephews, Michael Fokken, Andrew Fokken, Joshua Fokken, Kooper Cleveland, Zakkary Stoks and Ty Stoks. Gail was preceded in death by grandparents, Roland & Della Hillman, Bernhard, Emma & Fannie Fokken; uncles, Gert Zell and Roger Ludvigson. Her laughter & smile were treasured during her life. She will be greatly missed. Blessed be her memory.

County Board sets 2012 preliminary tax levy BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

Carver County commissioners have set a 2012 preliminary levy designed to keep the county portion of property taxes in check. Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a preliminary levy of $45,179,720. When the county sets a fi nal levy in December, it can be lower, but it cannot be increased for 2012. County Administrator David Hemze said since May commissioners have directed him to

Visitors to the Carver County Environmental Center now have a new canopy overhead to make dropping off waste and recyclable materials a bit more convenient. The new canopy, located on the south side of the facility, was installed this summer at a cost of $125,000. Mike Lein, environmental services manager, said the canopy has made the flow of traffi c at the site better and provides protection from the elements for residents as they drop off their materials. Use of the facility has shown steady growth since it opened in 2002, with the number of visitors expected to reach about 25,000 again this year, Lein said. The canopy has been operational for several weeks and is getting positive reviews from the public and workers at the Environmental Center. Many people who use the site for such things as dropping off household hazardous waste or smal l electronics don’t need to leave their vehicles, Lien said. Staff will help unload the materials. Lein said the canopy has been a long time in the making. It was originally envisioned to be part of the original construction. Until this

Carver County Environmental Center Location: 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska Background: The center opened in July 2002. It serves as a year-round, one-stop collection site for household hazardous waste, special wastes, and a wide variety of recyclable materials. New canopy: Added to make receiving materials safer, more efficient and customer friendly — especially during bad weather. Hours of operation: Summer hours (April through November) Wednesdays noon-7 p.m.; Thursdays noon-6 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. Information:

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bill on an average-valued home will decrease slightly in 2012. However, Commissioner Tom Workman, who voted against the preliminary levy, believes higher-valued homes will see increases. “My constituents hear it all,” Workman said after the preliminary levy was set. “It’s a bunch of really nice salve. All the lingo tells them we’re cutting, but they still see a tax increase.” Workman said he’s hoping to get more details on how higher-valued properties will

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keep taxes down on average valued homes. A complicating factor this year is recent state legislation that eliminates about $1 million more in state aid from the Market Value Homestead Credit program. That, according to county officials, has made it difficult to determine exactly how taxpayers will be affected. The value of the average home in Carver County decreased from $277, 200 in 2010 to $267, 800 in 2011. Hemze’s said the county’s portion of the total property tax

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SouthWest Transit has seen a 5.1 percent growth in ridership so far this year. In addition, State Fair ridership hit an all-time high with over 68,000 rides in 2011, according to a SouthWest Transit press release. Providing service to the State Fair has been part of SouthWest Transit’s operation for over 10 years. “It’s one way we try to give back to the communities who have supported us over the years understanding that not all their constituents have the need to use our regular service on a day to day basis,” said Len Simich, SouthWest Transit CEO. “However, with the continued success of our fair service, the reductions we have seen to our budgets (i.e. the State Fair at best is a break-even event for SouthWest Transit), and the increasing regulation on the number of spare buses we can have in our fleet, providing the level of service we have been for all 12 days of the fair has become quite a challenge” said Simich. On the fi rst Saturday night SouthWest Transit didn’t have enough buses scheduled, according to its press release. “Many of our riders had to wait much too long at t he fai rg rou nds a nd t hen ride home on over-crowded buses. For that we apologize. By the next day we had more buses and more drivers in place and more staff at the fairgrounds to handle the crowds,” the release stated. S out hWe s t t r a n sit a l s o pushed back its last scheduled bus by 15 minutes, to 11:15 p.m., due to late grandstand events.

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City Council sets 2012 preliminary levy BY UNSIE ZUEGE

The Victoria City Council voted to approve the city’s 2012 preliminary property tax levy, the result of numerous workshops and budget and revenue reviews and analysis. The council voted unanimously to approve a preliminary city levy of $4,100,492, which is a slight decrease of .15 percent or $6,058 from the 2011 tax levy, and an estimated city tax rate of 38.9 percent. It means that the city tax on a median assessed value home of $317,900, for example, will go from $1,279 in 2011, to $1,237 in 2012, a reduction of $42. The decrease will not reduce basic city service levels. City Ad minist rator Don Uram and Finance Director Jylan Johnson pointed out during the presentation that the city budget is structurally balanced, and that reserves will not be used to balance operating budgets. The city will maintain an

optimal fund balance of 30 percent of which the balance will be transferred to the Street Maintenance fund. The city will continue funding for Public Works and Fire Department capital equipment. The fi nal levy will be set in December after the Truth in Taxation meeting, set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12 at City Hall.

COMMUNITY BRANDING/ SIGNAGE On Monday night, the council had an energetic discussion on city branding — the city’s current city logo/seal and the VBOA’s distinctive downtown banners. There also was continued discussion on whether a religious image can be used in a city logo. The original discussion took place a couple months ago, when the city discussed replacing signs in some of the city parks that are disintegrating and need to be replaced. It led to a discussion of the city’s brand as the City of Parks and Lakes,

the branding of downtown Victoria, and then the city’s logo, which depicts St. Victoria’s Catholic Church, for which the city was named and grew up around. The topic was further expanded when representatives from the Victoria Business Owners Committee (VBOA) asked the city for better, more visible signage to direct Highway 5 commuters to the downtown business district, and in anticipation of next summer‘s Highway 5 reconstruction project. The project will begin at the end of May, and be complete around Labor Day. Highway 5 commuters will have to be educated about detours, and alternative routes into downtown Victoria. Businesses are ner vous, worried that the road construction will hurt their businesses over the summer. Earlier this summer, after much discussion, with councilors Tom O’Connor and Kim Roden citing traffic, visibility and safety concerns, the coun-

cil voted against additional signage at the intersection of Highway 5 and Bavaria Road. Instead council asked staff to come back with costs to retrofit the current Welcome to Victoria monument sign, near the former Digger’s Polaris building on Highway 5. Staff was also asked to provide usage guidelines for the city logo and the city marketing logo — the stylized V, developed in 2009 by the Business Development Committee. The staff was also asked to consult with a graphics designer. On Monday night, the council packet contained the guidelines. The city’s church logo will be used on city letterhead, city Website, city vehicle decals, and city employee work-issued clothing. The city’s downtown brand will be used for banners in the central business district, signage marketing Victoria, including park signs, marketing materials promoting Victoria, and promotional clothing and

apparel. City staff met with Jody Majeres who discouraged combining the historic city logo with the V logo. She recommended a new logo that would better incorporate elements of each, The packet included a letter from Randy Miller, VBOA president, asking the council to reconsider its decision against a sign at Highway 5 and Bavaria/ Rolling Acres. Staff included suggestions for alternative sites for such a sign.

LOGO CONCERNS Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun again raised concerns about the city’s existing logo. “I think we need to choose,” she said. “I don’t believe the current [city logo] logo will stand under court scrutiny in the future.” Roden wasn’t pleased and addressed City Attorney Mike Norton. “I asked that question the first time,” Roden said. “I asked, ‘Is our logo illegal? Can we expect a problem to come up? Did

we have any complaints about the logo?’ The answer was no. Has that changed?” Norton said he didn’t know where the city’s logo falls in the Establishment Clause ruling, though he knows that in some cases historical precedence allows religious symbols on government materials. “The issue has come up,” Norton explained, but he didn’t do further research as there hasn’t been a concerted council action to pursue it.” “I want to make clear,” Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun said. “It’s not that I love or dislike the current logo. But I cannot vote where I personally am concerned. I have a concern.” Discussion finally ended when Roden said she was done talking about signage in the city, in particular any signage along Highway 5 for as long as the current council is in office. “What we’re really talking about are business subsidies,” Roden said. “Let’s not talk about signs.”


Hurrah for Victoria Fashion Year BY UNSIE ZUEGE

Trying to keep up with new housing demand is good news for Victoria BY UNSIE ZUEGE

Victoria got some good news this summer. Earlier this year, the city hired Maxfield Research Inc. to conduct a housing needs analysis for the city. “The projected demand for housing in Victoria far exceeds supply,” City Administrator Don Uram said. “The numbers are encouraging along with a housing study we did last fall.” The council reviewed the fi ndings recently. “You could say that our building boom ties into the recent action by the council to approve annexation of a portion of Laketown Township,” Uram said. “The annexation involves some 400 acres, and we’re about 40 days from being fi nalized,” Uram said last week. “It was driven in part by the residents [there]. It’s an opportunity for land owners to get city services, but also makes the property more attractive to buyers if the property is designated as within the city of Victoria, versus being a township in the county because the development standards are different.” In addition to the growing demand for single family homes, the study indicates that by 2015, there will be a demand for modest-sized independent

senior rental housing. Last Friday, the owners of Kerber Homes, a Victoriabased company, invited the Mayor to tour its just completed three-unit rambler. Kerber Homes is building three more 4-plexes in Madelyn Creek. A 2,400 square foot unit will sell for around $299,000. Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun likes the development because it fi lls a need for midmarket housing. “It ’s not a huge si ng le family home like those in Deer Run,” Hershberger Thun said. “From a couple’s standpoint, or a small family not interested in a great big yard or property maintenance and upkeep, it’s a very good fit.” Hershberger Thun said in addition to the study, city staff has met with commercial and residential builders. We are not just waiting for people to come to us,” Hershberger Thun said. “We’ve talked to realtors, we’re selling land. In Victoria, we’re running out of housing lots. We have 100 very usable lots, many of them in Madelyn Creek, Lakebridge, and Laketown. “But we’re running out of lots,” Hershberger Thun said, “which is why the annexation around Lake Wasserman will be good for us. “ The city is ahead of its projections for new housing

2011 YTD New Construction Building Permits for single/ multiple family Victoria—52 Carver—38 Chaska —35 Chanhassen—113 Source: Area cities

building permits this year. “We projected for 40 housing permits and we’re at 52,” Hershberger Thun said. “Last year we projected 40 and we ended at 56. I know we’re doing quite well compared to surrounding cities. We know Victoria is a very desirable place to live.” Her shb erger T hu n wa s especially enthusiastic about the price point, and design details. “I think Victoria is fortunate to have local developers that are heavily investing in Victoria like the Hartmans a nd t he Kerb ers,” Hershberger T hu n said, “We’re lucky to have local developers who are willing to take risks, especially with the economy the way that it is.”

‘Discover Victoria’ at Rec Center Sept. 24 Residents and others interested in Victora are invited to “Discover Victoria Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Victoria Recreation center. The family event is geared for Victoria residents so they can learn about the resources available in Victoria, from local businesses and services, to

recreational areas and activities, community groups and resources. Local businesses and organizations will have booths in the recreation center to provide information and answer questions. Residents will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Highway 5 road

reconstruction project that is slated for spring 2012 through Labor Day 2012. Residents can learn how to access downtown Victoria by way of Stieger Lake Lane. Many activities wi l l be planned during the day, including the popular Gamin’ Ride, a video gaming arcade on wheels.


Fashionista alert—Look no further. This is seasonless T-shirt that will take you from fall 2011 to fall 2012. Not only is it good looking, front and back, but it’s useful — see the detour map? And, best of all, wearing it as often as possible could win you a $1,000. “Huh…?” And so on. You know it’s true. In fact, there’s an open house tonight (Thursday) at Victoria City Hall from 4-6 p.m. Residents and anyone else who has to drive in, through and around Victoria will want to attend to meet with MnDOT project managers, experts, and the city of Victoria staff to learn how to make 2012 road reconstruction through our very own town manageable, and keep downtown businesses and services alive for those three months. But how many people will actually show up? I don’t think the city will run out of the complimentary M&M cookies and lemonade. But back to the T-shirt. I’ve also got my eye on the prize. The Victoria Business Owners Association (VBOA) is selling this Victoria Detour T-shirt for $10 to raise awareness of the project and the detour through

downtown. Each week, highly trained Tshirt spotters will pick someone wearing the Victoria Detour T-Shirt, and they’ll receive a $10 gift card instantly.. And, you are entered into a drawing for $1,000. There’s only 60 gift cards to be handed out so your chances of winning are 1 in 60. If I wear my T-shirt everyday, well, that’s 60 gift cards for me. I’ve proved that I can go the distance. Want to challenge me? Buy your Victoria Detour T-Shirt from local businesses. For more information and a list of gift card winners, visit the VBOA website at For information about the construction project, visit the city’s website dedicated to the project at www.VictoriaDetour. org. And remember, there’s that MnDOT Highway 5/detour open house today at City Hall, with M&M cookies.

Highway 5 open house is tonight Area residents, business owners and motorists are invited to an open house presenting details about a 2012 construction project for Highway 5 in Victoria. The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., [tonight] Thursday, Sept. 15, at Victoria City Hall, 7951 Rose Street. The project is scheduled to begin April 2012 and be completed by October 2012. Sections of Highway 5 will be closed for much of the project, including a closure between the east and west junctions of Stieger Lake Lane. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Attendees will be able to view a detailed version of the revised project layout, learn about detours and access to residences and businesses, have

their questions answered from project leaders, and provide feedback and comments on the project. Informational handouts will also be available. According to the city and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, this is the best opportunity for local residents,

business owners and property owners to provide feedback for the project in an open house setting. More information on the project can be found at www.


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In a depressed housing market, the city of Victoria has a reason to break out the ribbon and scissors. This summer, the city got good news. A housing needs study indicates the city has a potential demand for 225 new housing units between 2012 and 2015. Pictured is a new townhome unit in Madelyn Creek. From left are Pete Kerber of Kerber Homes, Carl Hennen, Voyager Bank, Holly Kreft, city of Victoria, Brad Kerber of Kerber Homes, Victoria Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City Administrator Don Uram, Wyn Ray and Steve Schmieg of Coldwell Banker, and Irene Kerber of Kerber Homes.

Last spring I sent style shockwaves throughout our Carver County fashion universe. I wore my Ming Wang sleeveless tank dress every work day in April. I could have worn it on weekends, too, it was that comfortable. Yes, it was. But I didn’t feel like it. Readers were aghast. The same thing, day after day, after day. Of all the stories I’ve ever written it is the only one where people stopped their cars in the middle of the street to holler, “Loved the story about your dress ! ” or waved me down at Target, or elbowed me at Chipotle. I’ve written about jail breaks, school referendums, tax levies, and other important newsy things. But it was my obsession with a little black dress that gained me Facebook fans and acclaim across the land and in the grocery store. The only thing that has come close is a story I wrote about being a volunteer for the Sheriff’s Office alcohol impaired test training. Will I ever live that one down? This fall, I am thinking of launching a similar style bombshell — wearing my Victoria Detour T-shirt from now until the Highway 5 reconstruction project ends in September 2012. That’s right. Every day. Until that darn road project is done. Why? It’s the only way I know how to make people remember that there is a detour project coming on Highway 5, stretching from Highway 41 in Chanhassen, all the way through Victoria, over the bridge to the Victoria Dairy Queen. You know what will happen. It will be the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend 2012. And suddenly everyone is surprised because part of Highway 5 is shut down due to construction. “Why didn’t I hear about this?” “Why doesn’t anyone write about this stuff?” “Why didn’t the city [the county, or the government, my neighbor] tell us?.

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‘First day of school’ photos … now & then I

t’s definitely that time of year again, isn’t it? Children and even adults have returned to school, which is a sign of fall as much as our azure-blue sky and leaves changing from green to orange or red. All the hubbub of getting ready for another school year can make us forget the importance of documenting another milestone in our youngsters’ development. Fortunately for us, some of our southwestarea readers did not forget. They have submitted favorite back-to-school photos, both current and from family scrapbooks. We thank them, and to you we say, “Enjoy!”

Isabella (fifth grade) and Derek (second grade) Wendland, of Chaska, put on their best sad faces as they return to school in 2009. The “fat lip,” or pouty face, is a running joke in the Wendland family and father Kevin explained that they’ve taken the same photo in front of the flag for three years running.

“Proud mom” Renelle Ulrich sent in this photo of her daughter, Gretchen Ulrich, on her first day of kindergarten in 1992. She must have liked school – her mom reports that Gretchen began teaching kindergarten at Chanhassen Elementary School last year, and is teaching first grade at the school this year.

ON WHEELS, THEN AND NOW – Andrew and Grace Bugbee of Eden Prairie (Buzz Danielson’s grandchildren) are pictured in 2003 and 2011. Above – In 2003, Andrew was in third grade and had a broken leg. Sister Grace was his helper. Right – In 2011, both are students at Eden Prairie High School. Andrew is a junior and Grace is a freshman. This time Andrew was Grace’s helper. In 2003, Grace pushed Andrew around Cedar Ridge Elementary in a wheelchair. On Sept. 6, Andrew drove Grace to school. Photos courtesy of Kari Cartier.

This photo is of Brett Vogel (right), 8, entering third grade at Sweeney Elementary School in Shakopee and his sister Nicole Vogel, 5, going to kindergarten for the first time. Brett is now 16 and a junior at Shakopee High School and playing on the varsity football team. Nicole is 13 and in grade eight and running varsity for the cross country team. Both will play on the varsity hockey teams this coming season. They are the children of Mike and Sandy Vogel.

Sue Oestreich, of Chaska, sent in this photo of her son Ryan (born in 1984) coming off the school bus after his first day of school in 1990. “That kid really wanted to go to school,” recounted his mother. When Ryan started kindergarten he was so excited about attending school (like his older siblings), that he slept with his school bag, Sue recounted. Ryan now lives in Colorado.

Joan (Lill) Heise sent us a photo from Sept. 3, 1975 on the first day of school. Joan, pictured on the right, is with her sister Nancy Lill. Nancy was a first-grader and Joan a third-grader at SACS. Their parents are Diane Lill and the late Charles Lill.

Sue Oestreich, of Chaska, sent in these photos of her children, Michelle (born 1972), Mark (1974) and Stephanie (1975) on their first day of school in September 1982. The Oestreichs all attended Chaska Elementary School and graduated from Chaska High School. They all still live in the area.

This is Colton Seekins (left) in 2009 on the first day of second grade at Red Oak Elementary in Shakopee. He is now in fourth grade at the school. Also pictured is Noah Seekins on his first day of kindergarten 2004. Noah is now in seventh grade at Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie. Noah plays violin and fiddle music and will be singing in the Minnesota Boy Choir this year. They are the sons of David and Lisa Seekins of Shakopee.

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Controversial call leads to re-kick loss BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Leading 15-14 with less than 20 seconds to play, Shakopee lined up for a potential gamewinning field goal. From celebration to heartbreak was the range of emotion that went through the Chanhassen side of the field. A fter the first field-goal attempt was blocked by the Storm, the officials ordered a re-kick with the whistle having not blown from the head official, the down was reset and Shakopee was given a second chance. T hi s t i me, ju nior A lexi Johnson connected on a 30yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining for the 17-15 win Friday. “I feel fortunate. I wouldn’t say we were lucky to win,” Shakopee coach Jody Stone said. “The ref hadn’t dropped his hand yet. He was waiting for the coach to walk off the field and when he turned the play was starting and he blew his whistle. Our kids were a little anxious.” Chanhassen was attempting to knock off the defending Missota Conference champions – a Sabers team that beat the Storm twice last year, including in the playoffs. Trailing 14-2 in the third quarter, a pair of one-yard runs from quarterback Ryan McGuire – one each in the fi nal two quarters – gave Chanhassen the 15-14 advantage. A twopoint attempt after the second touchdown was unsuccessful. The fi nal score came with more than eight minutes to play. The Storm took the first-


quarter lead in a quirky way. After driving deep into Saber territory, a fumble from Maverick Edmunds at the 7-yard line gave the ball back to Shakopee. The Sabers, though, couldn’t move the ball and on the fourthdown punt, the snap went over the head of Zak Hoffman toward the end zone. The Shakopee senior made a smart decision, swatting the ball out of the back of the end zone for the safety. Hoffman gave the Sabers the lead at halftime on a 1-yard sneak midway through the first half. Nicholas McBeain set up the score with two catches that totaled 61 yards. The big play came early in the drive as the senior tailback hauled in a tipped pass off the hand of Chanhassen linebacker Jack Biebighauser for 41 yards. McBeain added a 20-yard strike from Hoffman two play later to set up first-and-goal from the eight. Three plays later, it was Hoffman on the quarterback keeper up the middle for the score. Hoffman found Taylor Johnson on a rollout for the twopoint conversion and an 8-2 lead. Chanhassen had two redzone opportunities in the fi rst half, but neither time could cash in. Along with Edmunds’ fumble in the fi rst quarter, the Storm reached the Sabers 13yard line in the second quarter


Chanhassen tailback Maverick Edmunds broke the arm tackle of Shakopee’s Cole Johnson just seconds before fumbling the ball on the opening drive of the game for the Storm. Shakopee won the Missota Conference opener 17-15. before a fourth-down pass was just out of the reach of the outstretched hands of receiver Cole Otto in the end zone. Hoffman added a nine-yard run in the third quarter for the

14-2 Shakopee lead. The senior quarterback rushed for 110 yards on 18 attempts. Shakopee’s Nick Larson was 4-for-8 passing for 87 yards. McGuire completed eight-

of-13 passes for 113 yards, while also rushing for a team-best 79 cards on the ground. Edmunds added 69 rushing yards, while Otto and Jake Guy each had three receptions for Chanhas-

sen. Chanhassen travels to Farmington (0-2) at 7 p.m. next Friday. The Tigers lost to Red Wing 27-19 – the fi rst loss to the Wingers since 1995.



Short-handed Storm fall by one again

Defense posts second shutout


Last year Chanhassen was so close to beating Shakopee, falling by a score of 4-3. The Storm hoped this year it would be their turn to win. Chanhassen won two doubles matches and Hayley Haakenstad rallied for a three-set victory, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Sabers in the Missota Conference opener Thursday. Shakopee won by the identical 4-3 score. “Very tough match (Thursday) versus Shakopee. However, I was extremely proud of how the girls played even though we were short-handed. T hey competed awesome,” Chanhassen coach Jim Mason said. The Storm were missing senior captain Katie Mattson, who missed practice Tuesday and matches on Wednesday and Thursday due to a high fever. Mattson has spent time between No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles this season. Chanhassen got doubles victories from Kate Gerike and Michaela Weispfennig in the No. 2 position 6-3, 6-1, while Kaitlin Storo and Anna Lano teamed up to win at third doubles 6-2, 6-3. Haakenstad, who lost the fi rst set 6-4 to Vonnick Boyogueno, rallied to win the fi nal two sets 6-2, 6-1. The Chanhassen eighth-grader has started the season with a 7-1 record, with the only loss to former state doubles champion Maddie Buxton of Eden Prairie 7-5, 6-4 on Aug. 31. Shakopee clinched the match at No. 4 singles with Taylor


Hayley Haakenstad improved to 7-1 on the season with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Shakopee No. 1 singles player Vonnick Boyogueno Thursday. Chanhassen lost the match 4-3 to the Sabers.

Koenen outlasting the Storm’s Brooke Lapinski 6-3, 6-2. Chanhassen won a nonconference match over MoundWestonka 7-0 on Wednesday. All seven matches were finished in two sets. Lapinski won all 12 games at No. 4 singles, while Megan Huggett and Storo were victorious 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles. At the Rochester Mayo Invitational Saturday, the Storm were sixth in the team standings. The top five teams in Class A A – Edina, Mounds View, Rochester Mayo, Min-

netonka and Wayzata were all in attendance. “The field was impressive and our girls stepped up to the challenge. Even though we were missing our two senior captains (Mattson and Ashley Kemp), the girls battled and competed at a very high level,” Mason said. “Overall, it was truly a very successful day. As we move forward and get back to full strength this experience should help us to finish the season strong.” Haakenstad and Storo, after each losing in round one,

ended up winning consolation brackets with 2-1 records. Haakenstad defeated oppo nents from Edina and Rochester Mayo, while Storo also topped opponents from the same schools. Also winning matches on t he d ay were Hugget t a nd Laura Taylor in round two at No. 3 doubles, while Lapinski at No. 4 singles and Gerike and Caitlin Matson also won at No. 1 doubles in round three. Edina won the tournament with 33 points with host Mayo second at 29.

Through two games, Minnetonka’s offensive leaders – quarterback Scott Benedict, receiver Malcom Moore and running back Rashad Cohen – have been as steady as expected. T he S k ipp er s de fen s e , though, has been more than steady. For the second straight week, Minnetonka shut out an opponent on the road, defeating Robbinsdale Armstrong 24-0 Friday. Minnetonka beat TotinoGrace 28-0 in the season opener Sept. 1. Benedict, who threw for 142 yards and two touchdowns in week one, was even better in week two. The senior signal caller passed for 210 yards and threw a touchdown in each of the fi nal three quarters. He was efficient, completing 15of-17 passes in the win. For the second straight week, Malcom Moore was his favorite target, hauling in seven passes for 93 yards. His third touchdown of the season came on a 12-yard catch in the second quarter. Matt Boyce and Gabe Boyce also had scores for Minnetonka from 14 and 18 yards out, respectively. Kicker Vinni Lettieri also connected on a 20-yard field goal in the fi rst quarter, while adding three extra points. Rashad Cohen rushed for 119 yards on 25 attempts to lead the Skippers’ ground attack. Minnetonka hosts Bloomington Jefferson (1-1) in the home opener next Friday.

CHASKA IN FIRST PLACE? Sure, the conference season is only one game old. But after

years of sub-.500 records, no one could fault the Chaska program for feeling good about seeing their name at the top of the Missota standings. The Hawks got four touchdown passes from quarterback Nick Jensen in a 35-26 win over No. 7-ranked Northfield Friday at Hawk Stadium. It is the first conference opening win for Chaska since a 33-14 victory over Bloomington Kennedy in week one of the 2006 season. Week one of the 2011 season gave Hawk fans a glimpse of the talents of sophomore Kolby Seiffert – week two the receiver showcased a bit more. Seiffert caught nine passes for 162 yards for three touchdowns, including a 53-yard reception early in the second half that gave Chaska a 35-14 lead. Add in Seiffert’s rushing and return yards and the sophomore fi nished the game with 303 all-purpose yards. But it wasn’t just Seiffert, it was a host of other players as well. Jensen, who played in six games as a junior, completed 12 of the fi rst 16 passes he attempted. The senior captain finished with 272 yards on 15 completions with one interception. And when the ball wasn’t going through the air, Carter Severinson was likely carrying it on the ground. The senior two-way star had a season-best effort of 17 rushes for 102 yards and a score. The Hawks, who share the early conference lead with Holy Angels, Shakopee and Red Wing, travel to the defending conference champion Sabers home turf next Friday.

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Roane of all trades BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Watching Escanaba on fi lm, Holy Family Catholic coaches saw a talented quarterback i n Esky mos senior Austi n Young. The thing is, the Fire themselves have a budding star in their own fi rst-year starting signal caller. Michael Roane passed for two touchdowns, returned a kick for a score and connected on all six extrapoint tries in a 50-14 win over Escanaba (Mich.) Saturday in Victoria. Having spent a year playing behind all-conference quarterback Brady Soule, Roane got a chance to see the Fire offense in action. He was a part of it, splitting out at tight end in some packages. “It’s really complex (of an offense), but most of us are capable of learning it. Coach (Dave Hopkins) wouldn’t give us a task we couldn’t handle,” Roane said of the Fire offense, which relies on a nu mb er of signal calls at the line of scrimmage. This year is his to lead the offense and through two games the senior has been nothing short of outstanding. Roane is Holy Family’s jack of all trades. Holy Family Catholic led from start to fi nish over the Eskymos – a team from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. F i rst it was defense for

Welcome to Minnesota Escanaba is more than 400 miles away from Victoria, but the Eskymos brought a nice contingent of fans that were energetic and started a number of cheers including “UP Power.” Escanaba is on the northwest tip of Lake Michigan, 110 miles of Green Bay, Wisc. Many of the players and fans stayed near the Mall of America, shopping and dining on Friday night. The Eskymos have won a number of state football titles, including one with former Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani at quarterback.

Roane. Switching from cornerback to free safety this season, the fi rst play of the game found the hands of a diving Roane for the interception. A few plays later, Roane hit Tommy Hanson for a 25-yard strike on third down for the 7-0 lead. The two also hooked up for a score late in the second quarter. “Tommy and I have been playing together since we were freshmen. He has such great speed and I know if I throw to a spot, he’s always going to be there. It’s nice to have someone you can rely on,” Roane said. Derek Ogren gave the Fire a 14-0 lead on a play Roane is pretty familiar with. Ogren took a pass from Roane behind the line of scrimmage, breaking a number of tackles for the 11-yard score. Earlier in the drive Ogren took the same play on a lateral and found Hanson down the sideline for 45 yards. It was the same play Roane ran as a split end last season. Roane did a lot more than


run and throw on offense and make tackles and intercept a pass on defense – he also punted, kicked off after scores and knocked extra-points through the upright. The only way Roane came off the field was by cart after he suffered severe cramps in his legs late in the fi rst half. But he returned to push a 21-7 halftime lead to a 28-point advantage after three quarters. “It’s tiring,” said Roane about playing on almost every unit. “But when you have a passion for the game, you dig deep and you fi nd it. I really love this game and we have worked so hard for this season,” Roane said. Holy Family put away the game with a pair of thirdquarter touchdowns – a 2-yard


Holy Family Catholic quarterback Michael Roane rushed for 90 yards and threw for 74 more in a 50-14 win over Escanaba (Mich.) Saturday. Roane did just about everything in the win. Also pictured is back Tanner Steen (23). run from Connor Byrnes and a 33-yard rush from tailback Isaac Savaryn. The Fire weren’t done and neither was Roane. He added a 43-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on an onside kick attempt to seal the victory early in the fourth quarter. “That was pretty cool. Coach had a feeling in his stomach

that they would onsides kick it. So we had our hands team out there. We’re taught just to fall on the ball, but the ball took one or two bounces and popped up to me and I saw a hole and I just started running,” Roane said. Tanner Steen also had a 1-yard run to close out the score at 50-14.

“We’re trying to not get our heads too big. We’re looking at it one game at a time. It was a big win (Saturday). We played well as a team. The seniors have worked hard to get to this point. We hope it pays off,” Roane added. Holy Fa m i ly ho st s New Ulm (1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in Victoria.



Missota streak ended

Second annual Carver Cup set for Saturday


Sarah Rasmussen probably couldn’t remember what she was doing Sept. 21, 2005. Most likely because the Chanhassen senior was still in sixth grade. Rasmussen and the Storm halted history Thursday night, s n appi n g C l a s s A A A N o. 6-ranked Shakopee’s 39-match winning streak in the Missota Conference with a 3-2 win. The Sabers, who won state championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009, last lost in the Missota almost six years ago to Northfield, 3-1. During the past five years, the last conference opponent to take Shakopee to five games was Hutchinson in October 2005. All Rasmussen and Chanhassen coach Kelli Katherman could muster was “wow.” “It’s just so exciting. We just played together as a team. We came out strong, and we had a rough patch, but we fought back in the end and we weren’t letting that match go,” said Rasmussen, who was a true defensive specialist, setting the tone in the back row for the Storm. “We just started three years ago, so we don’t even have that much history,” Katherman said. “Shakopee is an extremely good team. I’ve watched some of their matches and they’re just a really steady team. They just never go away.” It looked like it was going to be an easy victory for the Storm, who dominated the fi rst two games 25-16 and 25-13. Chanhassen led 9-6 in game three, but the Sabers grabbed its fi rst lead outside of 2-1 advantages at 11-10. The lead was relinquished only twice the rest of the way. The Storm evened the score at 18 on back-to-back kills from Julianne Blomberg, who had 25 kills on the night. But Claire Sames and Carlee Hoppe put the fi nishing touches on game three with a 25-22 win. Game four was all Shakopee, who jumped out to a 12-4 lead with Hoppe scoring three kills during the stretch. Things were going so well for the Sabers, four back row kills – two each from Sames and Hoppe – were recorded. Shakopee sent the match to five with a 25-18 win. “I think every team has their ups and downs. We just said forget about it and move on,” said Rasmussen about the talk before the fi nal game. The two teams went backand-forth in game five with a Hoppe ace extending the lead to 7-5 for Shakopee. Chanhassen countered behind kills from Jill Entinger and Blomberg and took a 10-8 lead. The two teams traded points until the Storm finished the match off by winning three of the fi nal four points. A tip error out of bounds off the hand of Hoppe ended the match at 15-13. “Being able to come out and

The second annual Carver Cup Soccer Challenge is scheduled for this Saturday as Holy Family Catholic takes on Providence Academy in an all-day event at the high school in Victoria. Junior varsity boys and girls begin at 10 a.m. with the varsity girls at noon and the varsity boys at 2 p.m. Cost of the event is $10. The fee includes admission to all games and lunch consisting of hamburger, pork sandwich or hot dog, chips and beverage. Games only tickets are $6 for adults and students. There is free admission for children 12 and under. Advanced tickets can be purchased from Holy Family soccer players or purchased at the field the day of the event. Proceeds will be e used to improve Holy Family Soccer facilities.



Chanhassen junior Keagan Kinsella attempts a tip, but Shakopee freshman Mackenzie Pieper was there for the block. Kinsella had five kills in the 3-2 win over Shakopee – the first loss in 40 conference matches for the Sabers. top a team that has been here so many times is promising,” Katherman said. Both the coach and senior libero said a tournament in Eden Prairie Sept. 3, in which the Storm won four of five matches – three going the distance of three games – helped them in a big situation against a team with rich tradition. “With a younger team, it’s a learning experience. (That) weekend really helped a lot. We learned to play in tight matches and how to stay aggressive,” Rasmussen said. “It was a great opportunity for us to see more vividly what type of team we can be. We see it here in practice, but until you stare across the net at your opponent, you can’t really see your potential,” the coach said. “To be up there with some of those good teams, it shows how far this program has come in such a short time.” B e side s Blomb er g ’s bi g match, which included five service aces and 15 digs, Entinger had 10 kills, while Ashley Entinger and Emily Zahn each had six kills. Maddie Entinger had 4 4 set assists, while Rasmussen finished with a career-high 37 digs. Chanhassen started off the week Monday by winning its seventh match of the season. Having already beaten the likes Shakopee, Prior Lake and Waconia from Section 2AAA, add in Willmar now. The Storm sent the Cardinals packing in three games – 25-12, 27-25 and 25-11 – to im-

By The Numbers 39 – Win streak within Missota Conference matches for Shakopee before Thursday’s loss 2,176 – Days since the Sabers lost their last Missota match on Sept. 22, 2005 5 – Number of perfect conference seasons in a row for Shakopee 25 – Number of kills by Storm senior Julianne Blomberg 1 – The seed Chanhassen could earn later this season in Section 2AAA


prove to 7-1 on the season. Blomberg led Chanhassen with 21 kills and 10 digs, while Maddie Entinger had 36 set assists. Rasmussen added 16 digs for the Storm, who travel to Farmington on Thursday. Chanhassen has only three regular season matches left with section teams. The Storm host Chaska and Buffalo and travel to New Prague late in the season. Prior Lake and Hutchinson are also in the Burnsville Invitational along with Chanhassen in October.

Holy Family Catholic controlled the play right up until the point St. John’s Prep tied it with 21:10 left on the clock. The Fire, though, didn’t panic, regrouped and netted two goals within 55 seconds of each other in a 3-1 win Tuesday in Victoria. With the score tied at one, David Kemmerer redirected a pass from Patrick Smith with his head into the net for the eventual game-winning goal. The score came more than two minutes after St. John’s Prep had scored the equalizer. Jack Parker added to the Fire lead 53 seconds later on a long ball from outside the box that was over the head of Johnnies’ netminder Caz Novak. Holy Family took a 1- 0 lead into halftime on sophomore Kyle Schumer’s goal. St. John’s Prep evened the score on senior midfielder Evan Jenkins’ first career goal. It was the first loss of the season for the Johnnies. Holy Family (5-2-1) was coming off a 2-2 tie to St. Thomas Academy Sept. 1. The Fire also added a 3-0 win over Concordia Academy of Roseville Saturday.

STORM BEAT FARMINGTON Chanhassen girls swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 in the Missota Conference with a 98-88 win over Farmington Sept. 8. The Storm also won the Dowling Catholic Invitational


Patrick Smith just misses the ball as St. John’s Prep goaltender Caz Nowak makes the save. Smith, a Holy Family Catholic senior, set up teammate David Kemmerer for the winning goal later in the half in a 3-1 win Sept. 6. in Des Moines, Iowa Sept. 10 with 383 points – 26 points more than Linn-mar. The meet was a sprint event with shortened races in the butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke as well as a 25-yard freestyle dash. Kaia Grobe won individual titles in the 50 freestyle (24.29) and 100 freestyle (52.38), while helping the 200 medley (1:53.06) and 200 freestyle (1:41.80) relays win titles. Swimming on the relays were: 200 freestyle (Kaia Grobe, Nikki Michaud, Kylie Dahlgren and Shelby Holmes) and 200 medley relay (Dahlgren, Bridgette Grobe, Kaia Grobe, Holmes). Samantha Prasher had the team’s other win in the 25-meter dash at 12.04 seconds. The Storm also had three runner-up fi nishes in Holmes in the 200 freestyle (2:00.13), Dahlgren in the 100 individual medley (1:03.14) and Bridgette Grobe in the 50-yard breaststroke (32.76).

The SWC boys soccer team has been very stingy on defense so far this year, giving up only three goals in five games. However, the Stars have also had trouble scoring goals and have lost three 1-0 games early in the season to Waconia, MoundWestonka and Chanhassen in overtime. The Stars have fared better in MCAA conference play with a 2-0 record, defeating West Lutheran 4-0 and Heritage Christian Academy 1-0 on a late goal by sophomore forward Matt Chase. The Stars girls’ soccer team has a record of 3-2-1 (1-1 in conference) on the season. The Stars’ latest victory came against MCAA conference opponent Bethany 5 - 0. Senior Rachel Gasper had her second hat trick of the season, all in the first half and the Stars jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead. Also netting goals against Bethany were junior Christine Brown and freshman Bre Swanson.



The Southwest Christian Volleyball team upped their record to 3-0 start with a pair of MCAA conference wins over Bethany Academy (25-5, 25-5, 25-12) and Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity (25-10, 25-8, 25-7). The Stars are currently ranked No. 6 in the state in Class A and will certainly be tested over the next couple of weeks by the likes of Jordan, Chanhassen, Chaska and No. 1 Bethlehem Academy as well as the Class A Showcase on September 23-24 at Bethel University.

Holy Family Catholic volleyball finished 28th at the 32-team Molten Southwest Minnesota Challenge this past weekend in Marshall. The Fire dropped 2-0 decisions to Lakeville North and Chaska on Day One. After dispatching Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 2-1 to begin Day Two, HFC fell to Tartan 2-1 and BOLD 2-0 to finish the tournament. The Fire, which started the season with three victories over DeLaSalle, Glencoe-Silver Lake and Mound-Westonka, are off to a 4-4 start.


Bahn to coach CHS baseball Chanhassen High School announced Monday the hiring of Cullen Bahn as its new Head Baseball Coach. “Cullen is a great teacher and coach and we are glad to have him at the helm,” said Storm

Athletics Director Dick Ungar said. “He is student-centered and passionate about baseball - a winning combination.” There will a “Meet and Greet” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Chanhassen High School Commons. The coach will speak and then answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

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The team to beat thus far BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Chanhassen has seen six Section 2A A opponents t h rou g h t h re e me et s. T he Storm boys cross country has beat them all. “It’s a good indication on how we match up right now,” said Chanhassen boys coach Andy Powell said. “We can’t be sure that every team is healthy or that other athletes emerge for teams over the season. Our section has always been very balanced and each year it comes down to who runs well at the section meet. We’re looking for the team that can help us best compete.” Chanhassen, led by Alec Olson and Kieran Kelly were impressive Thursday, placing four th overal l in the team race behi nd champion No. 7-ranked Eden Prairie, No. 9 Eastview and Minnetonka at the Hopkins Invitational at Gale Woods in Minnetrista. Olson and Kelly were third and fifth, respectively, with times of 16:21 and 16:32. The top two spots in the standings went to ranked runners. “They’re seniors and they know it’s their last hurrah. T hey just have a di f ferent mentality this season. They have worked very hard, running more than 500 miles this summer. They bring out the best in each other,” the coach said. “We look at them as 1A and 1A. And Austin (Miller) is joining them in that discussion. He’s very close to being 1A as well. His times are under 17 minutes and he looks ready to move up with Alec and Kieran,” Powell added. Following Olson and Kelly were Miller (19th, 17:02), Dan Holov n i a (41st , 17: 4 2 ) a nd C a m e r o n E c o n o my ( 5 3 r d ,

18:04). The Storm have had a strong start to the season, and looking at the section, Chanhassen is the early favorites. Competing against six of the 14 teams from Section 2AA a l ready, t he Stor m topped a l l si x , i nclud i n g Mou ndWestonka by three points. Chanhassen has also defeated Mankato West, Holy Family Catholic, Shakopee and last year’s state qualifiers in Buffalo and Chaska. The meet was won by Chaska freshman Joey Duerr, who moved up to No. 5 in the Class AA rankings. Duerr ran away from the field for his second victory in three meets. The Hawks’ top runner finished with a fast time of 16:01.4 to beat Mounds View senior Zach Roozen by a l most 16 seconds. Roozen was No. 2 in the rankings last week. Duerr raced out to a fivesecond lead over Roozen during the fi rst mile. He stretched it out during the fi nal 2.1 miles for the big victory. Chaska coach Jesse Longley said it comes down to training. “He is naturally gifted, but he works so hard. He’s pretty smart about his training. I t hi n k it ’s not so much his foot speed, but that he’s not as tired as the runners,” said Longley on why he’s able to pull away from the field. “He has a nice simple strategy. He doesn’t push it too hard early and saves some for late in the race.” “Both have state meet experience and I wouldn’t discount thei r ta lents,” said Powel l about Olson and Kelly. “They have the ability to run with Joey and possibly beat him one day. They have trained and raced together for four years now. They push each

other every day in practice.” Chaska was 10th of 14 teams with 206 points. Kyle A nderson led Mi nnetonka with a seventh-place fi nish of 16:33.2. “Chanhassen looks good right now and that’s exciting for them” said Longley about the rival Storm. “Right now we’re trying to close the gap with them.” I n t he g i rl s race, Cha nhassen got a pair of top fi nishes from Emily Castanias and Anastasia Korzenowski, who placed 11th and 12th, respectively. Their times were 15:34.8 and 15:35.2. T he S t or m wer e fou r t h overall behind champion No. 2 -ra n ked L a kevi l le Sout h, No. 3 Eden Prairie and No. 12 Edina. Chanhassen did beat previously ranked Roseville Area – a team that beat them in the season opener – by 23 points. Other scoring runners for the Storm were Jordan Paschke (2 8th, 16 : 07), Larissa Juelich (32nd, 16:12) and Lauren Shurson (40th, 16:30). Minnetonka and Chaska placed eighth and 10th in the team standings. Eighth-grader Luci l le Hoelscher was t he Skippers’ top fi nisher in 25th place at 15:57. Anna Perrill led the Hawks with a 4 4th-place finish of 16:32.8. Madison Miler (55th, 16 : 4 5) , Jen n a Urick ( 5 6t h, 16:47) and Claire Bulat (59th, 16:49) all ran in a tight pack and fi nished in the middle of the field. Chaska and Chanhassen run at Round Lake Park in Eden P rai rie at 10 : 3 0 a.m. Saturday. “We look at the season in thirds. We’re still in that fi rst third where we’re still training hard. We utilize these meets as training days with uniforms


Minnetonka’s Kyle Anderson led the early pack along with Chaska’s Joey Duerr and Chanhassen’s Kieran Kelly and Alec Olson. Duerr pulled away over the final two miles for a 16-second victory. on,” Powell said. “Once we get into late September and early October, we’re running in very prestigious meets where the


Comfort level increasing by each match BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Chanhassen lists 22 players on its boys varsity roster. Of those players, 13 are either sophomores or freshmen. “It’s a little different. We have to play a little different style, but we’re working on it,” said Storm senior captain Jason Karschnia. The first two games saw Minnetonka win 3-1 and Mankato West take down the Storm by an advantage of 3-0. Since then, Chanhassen has reeled off a 3-1 victory over Delano and Thursday’s 4-1 win evened the record at 2-2 on the season. The Storm moved above .500 for the fi rst time with a 1-0 victory over Southwest Christian on Saturday. “They were good games to win. For me personally, I know Watertown’s coach (Jeff Shults) from around here so that was fun,” Karschnia said. “It was a good con fidence boaster, getting us ready for upcoming games against harder competition.” It was Karschnia that gave the Storm an early lead. The third-year varsity attacker netted both fi rst-half goals, including one on a rebound. “After we put in the fi rst one, Spencer (Franks) took a shot and I got the rebound and put it in. After that we picked up the pressure and our passing improved,” Karschnia said. Chanhassen controlled the ball on Watertown-Mayer’s half of the field for most of the second half. The offensive resurgence led to goals from Xandr Neve and Franks five minutes apart. Still, the Storm could have had more. Passes were just a bit off and when they weren’t, shots missed the net. “We just have to get more comfortable with each other. It will come as the season progresses. It’s still pretty early,” the senior captain said. The Royals scored a goal with 8:30 remaining off the foot of Alex Bakke on a free kick just outside of the box. Tyler Szorcsik earned the victory for Chanhassen (3-2). The Storm added a 1-0 win over Southwest Christian in overtime Saturday. Neve connected on the game-winner a cross from freshman Max Pawlyshyn off a free kick in the first minute of the extra session. Szorcsik made five saves for the shutout.

fields are extraordinary. And then we fi nish it out with the championship season – conference, sections and state. We’ll

pull back our mileage and fi nd our seven. I can’t tell who those seven will be. There are 12 guys right now in the hunt.”

Don’t miss this RIVALRY RESUMES ON THE TURF Chanhassen and Shakopee shared the Missota Conference boys soccer title a year ago as each team went 6-0-1 – the tie coming against each other in a scoreless affair. The Sabers knocked off the Storm 2-0 in the playoffs. The two teams meet again at 6 p.m. tonight with the girls’ squads in the nightcap at 8 p.m.


Chanhassen HS Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 361-CHAN (2426)  Home football games at Chanhassen H.S.  Home volleyball matches at Chanhassen H.S.  Home girls tennis matches at Chanhassen H.S  Home girls swim/dive meets at Chaska M.S. East  Home soccer matches at Chanhassen H.S. TODAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Tennis vs. Shakopee, 4:15 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. Shakopee, 6 p.m. Volleyball at Farmington, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer vs. Shakopee, 8 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Football at Farmington, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Southwest Christian, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Tennis at Hopkins Invite, 9 a.m. Cross Country at Eden Prairie (Round Lake) 10:30 a.m. Boys Soccer at Bloomington Kennedy, 1 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Tennis at Northfield, 4:15 p.m. Girls Soccer at Farmington, 5 p.m. Volleyball at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. Boys Soccer at Farmington, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Tennis at Buffalo, 4 p.m.


A host of Watertown-Mayer defenders try to block a shot from Chanhassen attacker Jason Karschnia during Thursday’s 4-1 Storm win. Karschnia netted the first two goals for the Storm. Also pictured are Xandr Neve (18) and Zach Anderson (6). “Chanhassen outshot Southwest Christian 11-5 and had the better of play although they did pressure at times, hitting the pipe in the 70th minute,” Storm coach Steve Pawlyshyn said. Now the focus shifts to conference play where the Storm host rival Shakopee at 6 p.m. Thursday. Chanhassen shared the Missota title a year ago with the Sabers, as the two teams tied in the regular season 1-1. Shakopee (3-2-1) beat the Storm 2-0 in the Section 2AA playoffs. “Shakopee has two of their top players back from last year so it should be a significant challenge for our young roster,” the Storm coach said. The challenge continues to get greater as senior captain PJ Hernandez was lost to a broken collarbone in overtime Saturday. He joins senior captain Scott Echternacht (out with a knee injury), senior defender

Mike McGraw (dislocated kneecap) and sophomore defender Alex Bussey (back injury). “Injuries have certainly had an impact as we only had four seniors to start the year and three are out with injuries. It’s been a great opportunity for our younger players to step in and get some great experience. The majority of our game with Southwest Christian consisted of a lineup of four freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors and one senior,” Pawlyshyn said.

WINNING STREAK HALTED IN OVERTIME Chanhassen’s girls team won 8-0 over Watertown-Mayer in the nightcap Sept. 8. The Storm, who lost 1-0 in overtime to Prior Lake Saturday, have won three of five games to bring their record to 3-4. Prior Lake sophomore forward Taylor Kelly scored her first-career varsity goal in

overtime with ninth-grader Lindsey Harris assisting for the game-winner Saturday. The Storm were coming off a 4-0 win over Southwest Christian Sept. 6. Danielle Wahl lifted a long ball on net, almost concluding it had no chance at hitting the back of the twine. All of a sudden, teammates surrounded her. The Chanhassen senior’s improbable shot just 64 seconds into the contest proved to be the game-winner in the Storm’s shutout over the Stars. The Storm added a second goal with 14 minutes remaining in the fi rst half as reserve Gina Westerhaus scored less than two minutes after entering the contest. Two goals during the fi nal 40 minutes – one each from Brianna Immerman and Annie Parten – proved to be the fi nal difference.

Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 556-HAWK (4295)  Home football games at Chaska H.S.  Home volleyball matches at Chaska H.S.  Home girls tennis matches at Chaska H.S.  Home girls swim/dive meets at Chaska M.S. East  Home soccer matches at Chaska M.S. West TODAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Tennis at New Prague, 4:15 p.m. Boys Soccer at Northfield, 5 p.m. Swim/Dive at New Prague (Mont-Lonsdale H.S.), 6 p.m. Girls Soccer at Northfield, 7 p.m. Volleyball at Shakopee, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Football at Shakopee, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Tennis at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Cross Country at Eden Prairie (Round Lake) 10:30 a.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Tennis vs. Red Wing, 4:15 p.m. Girls Soccer at Shakopee, 5 p.m. Boys Soccer at Shakopee, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Southwest Christian, 7 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic HS Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 443-HOLY (4659), ext. 1111  Home football games at HFC H.S  Home volleyball matches at HFC H.S.

 Home girls tennis matches at HFC H.S  Home soccer matches at HFC H.S.  Home swim meets at Mound-Westonka H.S. TODAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Boys Soccer vs. Watertown-Mayer, 5 p.m. Swim/Dive at Dassel-Cokato, 6 p.m. Girls Soccer at Watertown-Mayer, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Football vs. New Ulm, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Tennis vs. St. Peter, Roseau 9 a.m. Girls Soccer vs. Providence Academy, Noon Boys Soccer vs. Providence Academy, 2 p.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Tennis at Mound-Westonka, 4 p.m. Girls Soccer vs. Minnewaska Area, 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Tennis vs. Princeton, 4:30 p.m. Boys Soccer at Prairie Seeds Academy, 5 p.m. Swim/Dive vs. St. Anthony Village, 6 p.m. Volleyball vs. Norwood Young America, 7:15 p.m.

Southwest Christian HS Web schedule: School:  Home volleyball matches at Crown College (St. Bonifacius)  Home soccer games at Diethelm Park, Victoria TODAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Girls Soccer at Legacy Christian, 3:15 p.m. Cross Country at Lake Rebecca (Delano), 4:15 p.m. Boys Soccer at Legacy Christian, 5:15 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Volleyball at Chanhassen, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Girls Soccer vs. Metro United, 1 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. Metro United, 3 p.m. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Girls Soccer at Heritage Christian, 4:15 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Boys Soccer vs. Maranatha Academy, 4:15 p.m. Volleyball at Chaska, 7 p.m.

Minnetonka HS Web schedule: School:  Home football games at Minnetonka H.S.  Home volleyball matches at Minnetonka H.S.  Home soccer games at Minnetonka H.S.  Home tennis matches at Minnetonka H.S.  Home swim/dive meets at Minnetonka M.S. East TODAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Tennis at Wayzata, 4 p.m. Swim/Dive at Wayzata, 5 p.m. Girls Soccer vs. Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Cross Country at Lakeville North, 3:30 p.m. Football vs. Bloomington Jefferson, 7 p.m.

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SHERIFF The Carver County deputies assigned to the cities of Chanhassen, Victoria, and Carver and the townships of Laketown, San Francisco and Dahlgren responded to the following calls Sept. 5 through Sept. 11. Sept. 5 At 2:04 a.m., responded to the 2500 block of Forest Avenue, Chanhassen, for suspicious activity in the park after hours. And adult male was arrested on a Clay County warrant. Sept. 6 At 1:38 p.m., made a traffic stop at the 6400 block of Chanhassen, for a school bus violation. At 9:17 p.m., responded to the 6600 block of Horseshoe Curve, Chanhassen, for suspected burglary. Shad-

ows were seen in the yard and a door was opened. Sept. 7 At 3:04 a.m., responded to the 400 block of Lime Street, Carver, for report of a domestic. At 7:34 a.m., responded to the intersection of Highway 7 and Church Road, Chanhassen, for a property damage accident. An adult Excelsior female was cited for failure to yield right of way. At 6:08 p.m., responded to the 7700 block of Kerber Boulevard, Chanhassen, where an adult Minneapolis man was cited for disorderly conduct. Sept. 8 At 2:13 a.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 7 and Highway 41, Chanhas-

sen. Driver was warned about speed and an 18-year old Richfield female passenger was cited for underage consumption. At 8:23 a.m., responded to the 7900 block of Powers Boulevard, Chanhassen, for complaint of graffiti damage, estimated at $100. At 1:06 p.m., responded to the 400 block of 4th Street East, Chaska, for report of an assault. At 1:15 p.m., responded to the 7100 block of Willow View Cove, Chanhassen, for report of burglary and theft of rings from the residence. Estimated loss is $3.000. At 11:16 p.m., responded to the 1300 block of Lake Drive West, Chanhassen, for report of a physical alterca-

tion. Two adult males were cited for disorderly conduct. Sept. 9 At 12:07 a.m., at 78th Street West and Laredo Drive, Chanhassen, an adult Crystal male was arrested for DANCO Violation and giving false information to police. At 2:53 p.m., responded to the 400 block of 4th Street East, Chaska, where a juvenile Norwood Young American male was arrested for terroristic threats, fourth degree assault and disorderly conduct. At 11:37 p.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 212 and County Road 41, Dahlgren Township. An adult Minnetonka male was arrested for third degree DWI and open bottle.

At 11:42 p.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 212 and Highway 101, Chanhassen, where a juvenile Chaska male was cited for Not a Drop violation and failure to yield right of way, and an 18-year old passenger was cited for underage consumption. Sept. 10 At 1:58 a.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 5 and Century Boulevard, Chanhassen, where an adult Chanhassen male was charged with DWI, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and on foot and multiple traffic violations. At 2:01 a.m., responded to the 500 block of 79th Street West, Chanhassen, for report of a theft. At 5:15 a.m., responded to the 300

15 arrested in DUI crackdown

during this period, there were 9 alcohol-related deaths. “Every motorist needs to make roads safer by planning for a sober ride to avoid the dangers of driving impaired,” stated Sheriff Jim Olson, in a press release. “A big part in making progress is for everyone to truly understand the terrible consequences of a DWI, including the embarrassment, costs and potential job loss and more.” A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands in costs and possible jail time. Another new consequence for DWI in Minnesota is use of ignition interlock. Firsttime Minnesota DWI offenders with a 0.16 and above alcoholconcentration level, and all repeat DWI need to use ignition interlock, or face at least one

year without a driver’s license. Interlock is installed under the dashboard of the vehicle and connected to its starter. Users must provide a breath sample into the interlock with an alcohol concentration below 0.02 in order for the vehicle to start. Minnesota has made progress to limit alcohol-related crashes and resulting deaths and injuries in recent years. In 2010, the 131 alcohol-related deaths was the lowest annual number since this statistic was fi rst measured in 1984. Traffic safety officials attribute this to increased enforcement and education efforts, and important legislation. Despite the drop in deaths in recent years, impaired driving still accounts for one-third of all traffic deaths annually in Minnesota. During 2008-2010, there were 1,287 traffic deaths

statewide of which 435 were alcohol-related. During that same time period 98,468 motorists were arrested for DWI — 29,918 last year alone. Car ver County Sheri f f ’s Deputies worked an additional 100 hours of patrol enforcing DUI statute from Aug 19 to Sept. 5. These additional hours were funded through a state grant. Sgt. Eric Kittelson, Safe and Sober grant coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, reports that in one instance during the enhanced enforcement a deputy stopped a father and daughter for passing on the shoulder. The father was driving and the daughter knew that it was not a safe maneuver. The father and daughter were on the way home from the daughter’s driver education class. “These enhanced education and enforcement waves

block of Crosstown Boulevard, Chaska, where an adult Chaska male was arrested for domestic assault. At 12:27 p.m., responded to Highway 5 and County Road 11 North, Victoria, for a personal injury accident. Sept. 11 At 1:21 a.m., responded to the 500 block of Indian Hill Road, Chanhassen, for report of a domestic. At 4:31 p.m., responded to the 1700 block of Lake Lucy Road, Chanhassen, for report of theft from the residence. Editor’s Note: You can listen to police, fire and sheriff’s calls 24/7 through our online police scanner at www.


Driver in fatal accident intoxicated Bridgette Twining, 18, had a blood-alcohol level of .27 — more than three times the legal limit for a person of legal drinking age — when she died in a crash the night of Sept. 3, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Twining, of Chanhassen, was driving on County Road 4 0, just west of dow ntow n Carver. T he car had just passed another vehicle prior to the accident. The vehicle overcorrected and slid sideways into a ditch and struck some trees. — Richard Crawford

Carver County Sheriff Deputies arrested 15 drunken and impaired motorists during a nationwide end-of-summer DWI enforcement effort, Aug. 19 to Sept. 5. Around 400 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota participated in the state’s effort conducted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. On average in Minnesota, 30,000 motorists are arrested for DWI each year — there were 284 arrests in Carver County in 2010. During the last three years in the state, 2008–2010, there was an average of 145 alcohol-related deaths and 30 0 alcohol-related serious injuries. In Carver County


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Thanks to all of our runners, walkers and rollers, as well as our sponsors and exhibitors, who turned out for the first Boots & Boas Dash/5K Run/Walk Sept. 10 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. Thanks to you we were able to donate $500 to Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women and $500 to Cornerstone; two organizations working to end domestic violence through education and advocacy. Magazine and Eden Prairie News thank our special presenting partner, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, for making this new event possible and sharing in the goal of creating healthy, active communities. Thanks to all of the businesses, organizations and individuals that contributed to the success of Boots & Boas: Presenting Sponsor: St. Francis Regional Medical Center Major Sponsor: LasikPlus Nutritional Food Sponsors: Complete Nutrition & Pure Market Express Water Station Sponsors: Anytime Fitness Eden Prairie & Chaska Exhibitor: Floro Chiropractic Donations of gifts, food and water: TC Running, Bruegger’s of Eden Prairie & Kowalski’s of Eden Prairie Trail Helpers: Eden Prairie High School Dance Team Logo Design: Veronica Chapp

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Take a relaxing dive into millions of corn kernels with the ever-popular Sever’s Corn Pool.

A corny adventure Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival celebrates 15th year


ive into some seasonal fun and lose yourself in an out-of-this-world maze at Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival in Shakopee, opening Saturday, Sept. 17. For 15 years, the Sever and Sharon Peterson family of Eden Prairie has been bringing families together to explore fall fun. Home of the fi rst corn maze in the Midwest, Sever’s is blasting off with an outer-space theme that includes shooting stars, planets and even a space shuttle. Sever’s has a lot more to offer, including the always popular corn pool where kids and adults can jump into a sea of corn kernels. New this year is a jumping pillow area where guests can bounce the day away and a canary tent. Looking for something a little more extreme? Grab a pumpkin and challenge your friends on the pumpkin slinger. Or try a corn cannon, which will send your kernels flying the length of a football field. Kids will love the barnyard where they can get up-close to live turkeys, chickens, roosters, sheep and goats. Or if they’re looking for something more exotic, meet the animals from Vogel’s Exotic Animals in the petting zoo. The weekend also features live music and entertainment from the Blue Ox Jazz Babies. Don’t miss Magician Matt Dunn. And it wouldn’t be a fall festival without a chance to pick your own pumpkin in the festival’s pumpkin patch. Admission to the festival is not required. Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30 at 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee. Also open the Thursday and Friday of MEA, Oct. 20-21. Kristin Holtz

If you go… What: Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival features an outer spacethemed corn maze, a jumping pillow area, canary tent, corn pool, giant slide, straw bale maze, pumpkin slinger, barnyard tours, live music, food, refreshments and more.

Travel to space without leaving a Minnesota corn field at Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival. The maze has been an annual tradition since 1997. Past themes include Vikings’ 50th season, elections, a world map and pirates.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-Oct. 30

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Where: 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee

Sever and Sharon Peterson first heard about mazes in 1971 from an agricultural exchange student who came from England. Hedge mazes are popular in Europe, and the Severs decided to bring the maze across the Atlantic using corn stalks in 1997.

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Height of the giant slide (in feet).

Years Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival have been drawing metro crowds.


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Explore more fall fun Looking for more ways to enjoy the crispness and bounty of the season? Families can get outdoors and enjoy the season with these autumn festivities: Use a wooden press to make your own apple cider at Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Learn about apple varieties and cider making history in the free Three Rivers Park District event. Richardson Nature Center, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, threeriverparks. org. Take a day trip to Lake City, Minn., for the Johnny Appleseed Festival Saturday, Oct. 1. The celebration includes an arts and crafts fair, book sale, farmer’s market, games, apple pie and bake sale, basket raffles, chili cook-off, kid inflatable rides, petting zoo, scarecrow hunt and pancake breakfast. Johnny Appleseed Festival, Lake City, Minn., (651) 345-4123,

Families, food and fun are what Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm in Belle Plaine is all about. Don’t miss the 28th annual Great Scarecrow Festival, open through Oct. 30. More than 100 unique scarecrows will be on display, as well as u-pick apples, pumpkins and berries. Kids will also enjoy the petting zoo, pony and camel rides, Emma’s mountain slide, giant hay pile and many games. Admission is $5 plus tax; children 2 and under are free. Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm, Highway 169, Belle Plaine, (952) 873-3006,

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum presents Pumpkin Palooza Saturday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 30. Pumpkin Palooza will be an eye-popping display featuring more than 50 pumpkin and squash varieties. A special event, Ghouls and Goblins at the Maze, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, includes a trick-ortreat trail, music and more. Free gate admission during the event hours but registration is required. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, (952) 443-1400,

Pick your own apples at Deardorff Orchard and Vineyards near Victoria. The family farm grows 13 varieties of apples on 4,000 trees. Kids events also include wagons, farm animals, kids’ haystack and much more. Buy jams, pumpkins, apples and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free admission. Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards, 8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia, (952) 442-1885,

Bring your little goblins and ghouls to the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley for some Halloween fun. Celebrate HallZOOween from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Dress up as your favorite Zoo animal. The Scarecrow Alley will be on display in the Wells Fargo Family Farm Oct. 1-31. Regular Zoo admission. Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, (952) 431-9200, mnzoo. com.

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SEPT. 15 HAPPY HOUR AT THE ARBORETUM Enjoy wine flights, beer and appetizers at the Arboretum restaurant. Time: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 Cost: Free admission every third Thursday after 4:30 p.m. Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

4X4 CULINARY CLASSES AND WINE PAIRINGS In four Thursday evening dinners, food- and wine-lovers will experience Minnesota wines and gourmet menus. A leading chef will demonstrate how to create the four-course dinners served and University of Minnesota Enologist Katie Cook will guide participants through the wine pairings. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 1 Cost: per dinner: $55 for Arboretum members; $60 for non members Location: Harvest Kitchen Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: Visit and click on Learn, Education for Adults and Cooking or call (952) 443-1422

CANVAS & VINES Enjoy an evening of sampling and learning about various wines and craft beer and tasting a variety of foods from local restaurants, while viewing fine art, listening to music from Greenwood Tree, and bidding on silent auction items. Canvas and Vines is hosted by the Burnsville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Must be 21 to attend. Time: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 Cost: $35 Location: Second Floor Reception, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4690 or

JUNK BONANZA The Junk Bonanza hosts more than 100 juried junk vendors of antiques and one-of-a-kind and artisanrepurposed pieces. This year’s event will include a farm market with local harvest goods, special displays and giveaways. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 16-17 Cost: $8 per day; children younger than 12 free Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee Info:


SEPT. 17 NORDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Singers, musicians, folkdancers artists and food vendors, representing several Nordic countries, will entertain the crowds. There will also be Viking re-enactors and the second annual Lutefisk toss. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: Free Location: Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Lane, Waconia Info:



micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Time: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs Location: PETCO, off of Flying Cloud Drive and Singletree Lane in Eden Prairie Info: (952) 368-3553; carverscotths. org

Upcoming HOMEBUYER SEMINAR The Carver County CDA hosts a Homebuyers Seminar to discuss financing options, the real estate purchase process, documents and legalities, and successful homeownership. The certificate earned is necessary for some special loans including downpayment assistant programs. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 Cost: $25 Location: Carver County CDA, 705 Walnut Street, Chaska Info: (952) 448-7715, Ext. 2773

WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS Walk the Arboretum prairies and natural areas with an Arboretum naturalist. Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: $7.50 for Arboretum members; $15 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: aspx or (952) 443-1422

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole family. The September theme is Cattail Creations. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17-18, 24-25 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422



Camping is available at Baylor Park through Oct. 16.

MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The 41st annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival features 16 stages of live entertainment, live armored jousting, food, drink, artisan booths and seven themed weekends. Themed weekends are as follows: Sept. 17-18 – Wine, Chocolate and Romance featuring wine and chocolate festival, charity auction, free wine tasting, free vow renewals, chocolate pie eating contest and grape stomp; Sept. 24-25 - High Seas Adventure featuring backyard barbecue competition, barbecue vendors, homebrew competition and pirate games; Sept. 30 – Festival Friday featuring visits by school groups and home school students; Oct. 1-2 – Shamrocks and Shenanigans featuring harvest market, Irish vendors, Irish dancers and music, free Guinness beer tasting and kilt competition. Time: Sept. 17-18, 24-25, 30, Oct. 1-2 Cost: Adults $20.95; seniors $18.95; children 5-12 $11.95; age 4 and younger free; dogs $10 with registration; free parking; discount tickets available at SuperAmerica, Walgreens, Menards, Whole Foods Market; discount coupons available at Subway Location: Three miles south of Shakopee on Hwy. 169 Info: (952) 445-7361 or

APPLE-TASTING WEEKENDS Taste-test University of Minnesota research apples and rate for flavor, size and texture. Time: 1-3 p.m. Sept. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 1-2, 8-9 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422



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The campground at Baylor Park, located western Carver County on Eagle Lake, has

disc golf course was added to the park in the fall of 2007. The Parks Department has put together

from sun and wind while creating a natural

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scenic park, families can enjoy a variety of

day-Thursday – excluding holidays) if you are

free programs and activities while camping,

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including: Saturday Morning Mischief (10-11

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dyeing more. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: $85 for Arboretum members; $90 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: aspx or (952) 443-1422

FARMERS MARKET Every Sunday through October, there is a farmer’s market. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 Location: The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center,

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SEPT. 19 The Chaska Valley Family Theatre holds auditions for “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” musical. Up to 75 people, ages 9 and up will be cast in this production. Vocal auditions (singing) will be followed by a simple dance audition. Performances of “White Christmas” will be held Dec. 2-11 at the Chanhassen High School theater. Time: Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20; 5:30-6:30 p.m. both days,

The Sons of Norway’s Vestland Lodge will have a potluck and program featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Todd Kubista of the Minnesota National Guard. Time: Program at 7 p.m., bring dish to share at 6:30 p.m. Location: Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.

ANTIQUES SHOW The 36th annual Carver Antiques Show will be held. Luncheon and refreshments available. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 Cost: $5 Location: Carver Village Hall, downtown Carver

FALL MARKET Carver hosts the fall open air market, with artisans, antiques and fall produce. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 Cost: Free Location: Gazebo Park Info: Facebook: Carver-On-The Minnesota


“Elly’s Extras,” organized by the Snow family, of Chaska, will once again participate in the annual Step Up for Down syndrome walk. The group is named in honor of Elly Snow, who has Down syndrome. The Snow family has organized the group since 2005. Time: 10:30 a.m., check-in, noon walk, Sunday, Sept. 25; Register by Sept. 17. Location: Como Park-Midway Picnic Pavilion in St. Paul with check in beginning at 10:30 and the walk starting at noon. We are very excited for another afternoon filled with happiness, music, food, and exercise! Info: https://dsamn.ejoinme. org/8458

WELLNESS EXPO This event includes a fitness class, as well as health-related vendors and exhibitors that will educate on aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements. Enjoy snacks as you visit each one of our vendors: Ridgeview Medical Center, Vein Clinic PA, HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, American Heart Association, Blood Pressure Reading, Chaska Police Department, St. Francis Medical Center, and SilverSneakers. Time: 8:30-11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26 Cost: Free Location: Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska

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Guardian Angels Catholic Church holds its annual AngelFest fall festival, featuring church tours, food, games and music from The R Factor Band and Jacob Martin. Time: Saturday, Sept. 24 Cost: Free Location: 215 West Second Street, Chaska Info:


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Volunteers for the Carver Scott Humane Society will hold a pet adoption. All cats and dogs have been

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Time: 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sept. 21 Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Fourth Street East, Chaska Info: (800) 733-2767; redcrossblood. org

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GIRL SCOUTS RECRUITING NIGHT — Chanhassen area Girl Scouts will host their “Join Girl Scouts Night” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. A second recruitment night will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, for those girls attending St. Hubert’s School at the school. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. If you know a girl who is interested in joining Girl Scouts, please take this chance to learn more about Girl Scouting with her at either of the two events. For more information on Northern Skies Service Unit and its registration event, call Service Unit Manager Sarah Dale at (952) 448-5574 or go online at CDT FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMY — Support the Twin Cities Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center by bringing your donations of reusable household items, furniture and clothing to the parking lot of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Saturday, Sept. 17. A donation truck and helpers will be there to assist you with your drop-off donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certain items will not be accepted and include appliances, console TVs, older baby equipment, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, magazines, computers/monitors, king sized beds, office desks, typewriters and encyclopedias. Furniture should be in good condition. The following items are conditionally accepted: upholstered furniture (no rips, heavy soil or stains, mattresses and box springs (no rips, stains or tears). Call (612) 332-5855 for more information. CHV

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CVFT AUDITIONS — Chaska Valley Family Theatre will conduct auditions for Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 20, at Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Boulevard in Chanhassen. Up to 75 people, ages 9 and up will be cast in this production. Auditions for youth ages 9 – 14 will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. each day, with ages 15 and up starting at 6:30 p.m. each day. Vocal auditions (singing) will be followed by a simple dance audition. Please visit htm for specific roles and information. Performances of “White Christmas” will be Dec. 2 – 11, 2011 at the Chanhassen High School Theater. For show times and tickets, visit www. or call (952) 250-7206. CHILD CARE TRAINING — Carver County Licensed Childcare Association is hosting the first training of the season Tuesday Sept. 20 at the Early Childhood Center, 110600 Village Road, Chaska, in the multi-purpose room. The trainer for the evening will be Cory Woosley of the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network. The topic will be “Making and Keeping Friends, The Importance of Friendship Skills.” Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. with training from 7-9 p.m. A Shaken Baby video may be viewed at 6:30 p.m. Members are free, non-members needing a training certificate will be charged $ 20 at the door. Membership is $40 for the year, September through August. To remain on the website your membership must be renewed by Sept. 21. Membership forms can be found at DFL MONTHLY MEETING — The monthly meeting of the DFL Senate District 34 will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Wilder Room of the Chanhassen Library. At 6:45 p.m., the group will be hosting members of the Muslim community for discussion of their customs and concerns and to promote mutual understanding. All are welcome to the forum. For more information, call Richard Donnay, chair of the Senate District 34 DFL, at (952) 934-4702. HOMEBUYER SEMINAR — The Carver County CDA will host a Homebuyers Seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Carver County CDA building, 705 Walnut Street, Chaska. The seminar will cover financing options, the real estate purchase process, documents and legalities, and

successful homeownership. The certificate earned is necessary for some special loans including down payment assistant programs. For more information, call (952) 448-7715, Ext. 2773. CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC — Caring for Kids Worldwide is hoving its annual fund-raising golf classic Monday, Sept. 26, at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria. The $115 cost includes a round of golf with cart, four-person scramble with prize money, lunch, social hour, dinner and silent auction. Registration and information is available at www.caringforkidsworldwide. org. To become an event sponsor or donate to the auction, call Larry Frank at (952) 486-1380. S O U T H W E S T M E T RO TEA PARTY — The Southwest Metro Tea Party meets at 6:45 p.m. Mondays at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. For more information on the group, call Becki Johnson at (612) 865-9178.

charge; donations are welcome. For more information, call Ralph at (952) 934-9727 or e-mail MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM — The Mental Health Crisis Program, serving Carver and Scott counties, has a telephone and mobile crisis response ser vice available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Mental Health Crisis Program, call (952) 4427601. W ESTWOOD JOB SUPPORT GROUP — Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group is a faith-based group dedicated to supporting those who have lost their job or are contemplating a career change. Meetings will consist of curriculum covering a range of

topics designed to assist you in your search. In addition, we will build relationships and business connections through networking, sharing, listening and supporting each other. Employers who have open positions and are looking for great talent are encouraged to attend. Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group meetings are on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A112 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. No sign up is required; everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Matthew Beck at or Pat DeZiel at patdeziel123@ LIONS - The Chanhassen Lions meet every fourth Monday

at the Chanhassen Legion. The monthly meeting starts with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call Gary Haberman at (952) 200-2993. ROTARY – The Chanhassen Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the American Legion Post on Highway 5. For more information, call Jeff Anderson at (612) 998-3688. CHANHASSEN SAL MEETING — The Chanhassen Squadron 580 of the Sons of the American Legion meet monthly at 6 p.m. on the fi rst Monday of the month at the Chanhassen American Legion in the basement meeting room. For information or to join, call Bob Synder at (612) 867-5365.


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CHAMBER MEMBER ORIENTATION — The Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce invites any prospective or new members to a member orientation session to learn more about the chamber’s programs, benefits and services. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Chanhassen Recreation Center at 9 a.m. For more information, call Brad Gruhot at (952) 4485000 or e-mail

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FRESH START RECOVERY — A Christian 12-step recovery program for those struggling with any type of hurt, habit, or hang-up meets weekly on Thursdays at Grace Church in Eden Prairie from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The program includes music, teaching, testimonials, and small groups. No cost or registration required. For more information, go to

952-492-2785 or 952-492-7753 for directions and apple varieties. Take 169 south past Jordan exit. Left on Cty 59 (OK Corral) right at top of hill (Cty 66).

NON-DENOMINATIONAL BIBLE ST U DY — A men’s (all ages welcome) Bible Study meets every Thursday from 7:15-8:15 a.m. at Millie’s Deli in Chanhassen (545 W. 78th St., Chanhassen). During the year the group studies both Old Testament and New Testament books. For more information, call John at (763) 458-5985. MEDITATION CLASS — A meditation class led by a Buddhist monk occurs from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Chanhassen Library. Classes are open to all regardless of level of experience. There is no

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Wendy Webb, a n awa rdwinning author of the haunting ghost s t o r y, “ T h e Ta le of H a lcyon Crane,” will be at the Ch a n h a s s en Libra r y at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Webb grew up in St. LouWendy is Park. She Webb attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in political science. After spending some time living abroad, she settled into a job in Washington, D.C., where she was lucky enough to work on Capitol Hill for a senator from her state. Home was calling, though, and a f ter a few years in D.C., she moved back to Minnesota and decided to try a career using what she felt was her most marketable skill: writing. She got an internship at City Pages and never looked back. During the past 20 years or so, she has written for most of the major publications in the Twin Cities. She lives in the Lake Superior por t city of Duluth, where she is the editorin-chief of Duluth~Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly. When she’s not writing, she and her mate, photographer Steve Burmeister, and son Ben enjoy spending time at their cabin in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness, walking their 130-pound Alaskan Malamute named Tundra, and visiting with family and friends in Minneapolis. I recently asked Wendy some questions: Q: I suppose the obvious question is: do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one? A: I do believe in ghosts. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen one, but I have had a couple of strange experiences that I haven’t been able to explain any other way. One of the best things about doing this book tour, meeting with reading groups and speaking at libraries is the conversation always turns to ghost stories, and I’ve found that most everyone has a story of a strange, otherworldly experience that they can’t quite explain. Q: Are you working on a new book? A: I’ve just fi nished it, and it’s in my agent’s hands right now. It’s similar in tone to Halcyon, an eerie setting, a mystery involving family, a few ghosts. I’m excited about it and it should be out this next year. Q: You won the Minnesota Book Award for “Genre Fiction”— with “The Tale of Halycon Crane.” What does this award mean to you? A: To be recognized with such a prestigious award for my fi rst novel means the world to me. It’s humbling and thrill-

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William Davnie will lead a Great Decisions Discussion Sept. 17. ing all at the same time. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was about 13 years old, and winning this award is a wonderful affi rmation of all the time and energy trying to achieve that goal. I was stunned to even be among the fi nalists, and really wasn’t expecting to win, and when they called my name that night, it was surreal. My parents, my son, my spouse and my best friends were at the awards ceremony with me, and sharing the experience with them was among the best moments in my life.

GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSIONS William Davnie, who served as a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State from 1981-2007, will be the fi rst speaker in this year’s Great Decisions Discussions at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The topic will be Sanctions and Nonproliferation. This is the fi rst of four discussions to be held this fall, sponsored by the Friends of the Chanhassen Library. The library has copies of the 2011 Great Decisions booklet that can be checked out so you can read up ahead of time. Sanctions have been created to curb nations in violation of international law, especially agreements concerning nuclear nonproliferation. How successfully have sanctions been applied against past violators? Is there any chance sanctions can curtail North Korea and Iran from continuing to develop nuclear weapons? I recently asked Mr. Davnie some questions. Q: The two countries most often associated with sanctions are North Korea and Iran. Other countries are Burma (Myanmar), Sudan, Belarus, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Coted’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, and Cuba. Why economic sanctions? A: Sanctions are one tool of foreign policy. They attempt to influence, limit or control a nation’s actions wit hout resorting to military force. Sanctions sometimes also express a moral attitude towards another country — concerning human rights violations, for example — even when we know the sanctions will have limited effect. Myanmar (Burma) would be a good example of this — we condemn its domestic politics, but we don’t have a lot of influence there because its neighbors won’t cooperate with us to make the sanctions effective. Q: How do trade and economic sanctions differ? A: Sanctions take a variety of forms. Trade sanctions are among the most common, especially concerning military sales. Increasingly we are using restrictions on fi nancial transactions to even further limit a country’s ability to do business with the rest of the world. Electronic banking these days makes it hard

to hide a transaction, which means we can be more restrictive in our sanctions. But this is also very controversial, as some other countries view it as forcing our legal system on the rest of the world. Q: What are some of the limitations of sanctions? A: Sanctions need broad cooperation to be effective, and that’s hard to get. Sanctions against North Korea depend on China agreeing to them -- which it generally doesn’t. And, sanctions don’t always hit the people you really want to hit, which is the leadership of a country. Broad trade sanctions can hurt the average person, while the senior politicians can always fi nd ways to get what they want. So there’s a constant search for “smart sanctions” which target individuals or small groups rather than entire populations.

CHANHASSEN LIBRARY Writer’s Group Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Featuring speakers Jane Weiss and Bonnie Zahn, the joint authors of You and No Other, will tell us how to write in partnership: how to decide who does what, how to capitalize on individual gifts, and cover for each other’s weaknesses or scheduling difficulties for a great team project. Fam i ly Stor y t imes are 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, from Sept. 14 to Dec. 7. Children and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that encourage the development of early literacy skills. The program is recommended for 3-6 year olds. No registration is required. Lapsit Storytimes are 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, from Sept. 15 to Dec. 8. Babies to 18 months old and their caregivers share quality time in a 20-minute session designed to encourage language development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. Call to register at (952) 227-1500. Play and Learn is 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 3. Children of all ages and those who care for them are invited to attend a play session. The focus is on child and caregiver interaction and developing skills that every child needs through the use of materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. A goal is to identify and support FFN caregivers and provide them with additional resources and monetary incentives through the CAP Agency – Child Care Resource and Referral. A partnership between the CAP Agency Child Care Resource and Referral and the Carver County Library System. The September exhibit at the Chanhassen Library is local painter Art Weeks, a retired architect, who lives in Chaska. The Chanhassen Library is located at 7711 Kerber Blvd. in Chanhassen. For more information, call (952) 227-1500 or go online at

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PARK AND RECREATION The following Chanhassen Park and Recreation Department programs are coming up. For more information, call Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman at (952) 227-1122.

SPECIAL EVENTS Pa rk a nd Re creat ion C h a l len g e – Gat her you r family and get out and enjoy the best of what Chanhassen and Minnesota has to offer. Visit and take a picture at the 26 parks listed on the City of Chanhassen’s website before Friday, Oct. 21 and you and your family will win a great prize pack. Preregistration required. $10 per family. Halloween Party – Saturday, Oct. 22, the Annual Halloween Party will take place at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. There will be trick-ortreating, live entertainment, carnival-style games, hayrides (outside, weather permitting), refreshments, and even a few scary areas. The program is designed for children ages 2 to 10 and is $5 for participants; adults are free.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Rec Center Sports Teen T i me — On T hu rsd ays i n September and October, kids in grades 7-12 have exclusive use of the Chan Rec Center gym! We offer a safe and fun environment for teens to hang out after school. Play or watch a game of basketball, whiffle ball, floor hockey, soccer, or dodgeball; listen to music, or just chill with friends after a long day of school. This program is from 3-5 pm. $1 with a Student ID After School Ball Hockey — Join our skilled sports staff for four weeks of goal-scoring fun. All co-ed games will be played in tennis shoes outdoors at the Chan Rec Center

hockey rinks. Participants wi l l re c eive a Re c C enter Sports t-shirt. Hockey sticks and goggles provided. This program is designed for children age 7-11. It runs on Tuesday’s from 4-5:15 p.m, Sept. 13- Oct. 4. Cost is $ 21 Residents/$25 Non-Residents. After School Basketball — This 4-week program will help develop the participant’s basketball skills as well as allow them to enjoy dribbling games, shooting games, and team activities. This program is designed for children ages 7-11. It is on Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Oct. 5 from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation C enter. $ 21 Resident s /$ 2 5 Non-Residents

course is laid out especially for young children and a plastic golf set will be supplied. Schedule tee times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling (952) 227-1122 (all golfers must pre-register). The program, designed for children ages 3 to 6, will be on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lake Ann Park. $8 Residents/$10 Non-Residents. Barnyard Boogie – Join us for the Barnyard Boogie Dance. There will be a petting zoo, dance, crafts and refreshments. The program, for children and their parents, will be on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $4 per person, children under the age of 1 are Free.

T a e Kw o n D o J u n i o r Program — This traditional Korean martial art teaches self-confidence, discipline, self-defense and respect for others. This class is geared for both beginners and those students who are continuing their training. This program is designed for children age 7-13. Several sessions available, call (952) 227-140 0 for more information on dates and pricing. Babysitting Training A Child’s Guide to Home Alone Safety — The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Certification is back in Chanhassen. It will prepare youth to safely and responsibly care for yourself and/or other children in the absence of parents or guardians. Students who pass the course will receive a Babysitter’s Handbook and certificate. This program is designed for students age 1115. Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.. $ 52 Residents/$ 57 NonResidents

Abra kadood le : Bats & Broomsticks Art Class — Join us for a special fall art class. We will paint some fall trees on canvas board, make a bat collage, read a story, and have a candy treat. The program, designed for children ages 2 to 5, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $ 21 Residents/$24 Non-Residents.

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KinderMusik: Wiggles & Giggles Party — Dancing, exploring instruments, and imaginative play abound as we tap into the young child’s creative spirit and boundless energy. We will focus on developing learning strengths and self-confidence to help get them ready for school, or future music lessons. The program, designed for children ages 3 ½ to 6, will be on Thursday, Oct. 6 from noon – 1 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $12 Residents/$15 NonResidents.

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Abrakadoodle: More Star Wars Art Adventures — In this release day program we’ll draw more of our favorite Star Wars characters and explore more Clone inspired art work. We’ll sculpt Skalder, draw the Orto Plutonia Landscape, read Star Wars books and lots more. Dress for art, bring a beverage, nut free lunch and snack. The program, designed for children ages 6 to 11, will be on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $ 65 Residents/$70 Non-Residents.

ADULT PROGRAMS Tae Kwon Do Program — This traditional Korean martial art teaches self-confidence, discipline, self-defense and respect for others. This class is geared for both beginners and those students who a r e c ont i nu i n g t hei r t rai ni ng. T his prog ra m is designed for participants 14 and up. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays Sept. 26 – Dec. 15 at Chanhassen Recreation Center. $160 Residents/ $185 Non Residents.

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FLETCHER Fletcher, an easy-going, 51 pound pointer, would like to be a companion to you and your other dog. He is house and crate trained. His foster home lets him h ave t he run of the house, and he is well behaved. Fletcher likes to sleep in your bed or on a dog bed in your room. If you head for the car, he hopes you’ll take him along. This smart, friendly six to seven-year-old dog gets along with kids, dogs, cats and new folks.

OMAR I hope you’ll leave some water in the sink so I can play and I’ll also drink from running water. When you sit I jump i nto you r lap and w i l l s t ay for a little while and then I’m off to play wit h t he toy mice and balls. I ankle rub, door greet strangers, and follow you. I’m an active, easy-going, affectionate kitten born August 2010 who likes to sleep in your bed. I’m fine with most cats and kind kids. I enjoy chattering and trying to communicate with you.

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Rec., Center Sports T-shirt. The program, designed for children ages 7 to 11, will be on Tuesdays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 15 from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $ 21 Residents/$ 25 Non-Residents. After School Volleyball — This fun program is designed to teach school age kids the basics of volleyball. We will provide skill development using drills, games and activities. All participants will receive a Chanhassen Rec., Center Sports T-shirt. The program, designed for children ages 7 to 11, will be on Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Nov. 16 from 4 -5:15 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $ 21 Residents/$ 2 5 Non-Residents.



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Rec. Center Sports Preschool Basketba l l – This is an introductory class for preschool boys and girls. Each session will teach the basics of basketball through warm ups, practice time, and a games. The program, designed for children ages 4 to 6, will have two sessions on Tuesday and We d ne s d ays f r om O c t . 2 5 – Dec. 7 at the Chanhassen Recreation Center from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $45 Residents/$53 Non-Residents.

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K inderMusik: Wiggles & Gi g g le s P a r t y — Pl ay instruments, singing, moving and exploring an uncovered engaging musical world while building confidence, self control and communication skills. The program, designed for children ages 18 months to 4 yea rs whi le accompanied by an adult, will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $10 Residents/$13 Non-Residents.


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C a nd ac e S at her st a r t e d taking piano lessons at the age of six and by the second grade she knew she wanted to be a piano teacher! She never wavered! Her childhood home was in the New Brighton area. Her teachers were Merrily Stone and Hazelle Quist. At age 16, Candace began teaching! She earned her bachelor’s deg ree in music education from the University of Minnesota. Since other paths led to instrumental studies, she majored in vocal music to ensure staying close to the piano! A f t e r c ol l e g e , C a n d a c e taught music in the Mounds View school district for four years. At Crown College she was an accompanist and teacher. While raising her family, she taught private lessons from her home. She had 30 to 40 students at that time. Meggie and Sam started lessons early — at age 2 they were studying violin! Throughout their school years, Candace was their piano teacher. Today, both are professionals in the fi eld of music. Focusing on voice, Sam teaches music at Jonathan Elementary and Meggie teaches piano pedagogy at Ohio State University.


Candace Sather, of Laketown Township, has been teaching music since age 16. C a nd ac e love s te ach i n g private lessons! Currently she has 70 students. Her teaching day begins at 6:30 a.m. She can get three lessons in prior to the school day beginning! In the afternoons, students arrive again at 2:45, continuing until 9:30 p.m. Candace is a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers’ Association (MMTA). Through this excellent orga ni zation, she has graded exams, judged contest participants; she enters her students in Theory, Piano Exams, Contests and Ensembles. She credits MMTA’s programs with adding inspiration and motivation for her students. Candace also recognizes the importance of parental support and involvement in each student’s development. Advancing in piano study “is a group effort!” Candace loves kids ! She

thoroughly enjoys watching the learning process in each st udent . B elieve it or not , she gets a special thrill from teaching middle school kids. C a nd ic e’s s en s e of hu mor melds perfectly with the early teen mind! Candace has a lovely grand piano in her living room of her Laketown Township home. In her studio she has another grand, a studio piano and a keyboard in the waiting room for students to practice sightreading prior to each lesson. In her spare time, Candace is a church organist and day care provider for two young grandchildren! In her free time she plays the piano for herself. “Playing always lifts my spirits,” she said. A glimpse into the life of renowned Carver County piano teacher – Candace Sather!








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Return to Vietnam Adoptee journeys to reunite with biological mother BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

On a desk in Ben Lane’s home in Arlington, Minn., sits a pair of brown leather sandals far too small for his grown up feet. The well-worn sandals are all that remains of a journey Ben took decades ago – a journey from Vietnam to the United States that would save his life and the life of his mother. Ben recently returned to Vietnam for the first time to reunite with the family he left behind more than 36 years ago. “I know it sounds corny, but it didn’t feel like I went back,” he said. “It felt like I went home.” Ben gave a presentation on his trip to Vietnam Sunday in Arlington at Creekside Community Church where he serves as pastor.

OPERATION BABYLIFT It was the spring of 1975 and Nguyen Quoc Binh was one of thousands of Vietnamese children brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift – a $2 million initiative ordered by President Gerald Ford to evacuate orphans from the war-torn country. Many of the children evacuated had been fathered by U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Ben (an Americanization of Binh) was one of them. Because of his distinctly Cauc asi a n feat u res, B en’s mother, Mai, became a target of the Viet Cong. Ben said that soldiers came to their home in Saigon and threatened to kill both him and his mother. Frightened for his life, Mai brought Ben to a nearby military base to be taken to America. Later that day, she changed her mind and came back to pick him up and bring him home. But it wasn’t long before the Viet Cong returned, this time threatening to cut off Ben’s “American crocodile nose.” On April 25, 1975, Mai returned to the military base after being convinced by her 7-year-old that it was their only option. “He consoled her,” offered Ben’s wife Stacy Lane. “He knew the threat was real to his life, her life.” So with only the clothes on his back and the sandals on his feet, Ben secured passage on one of the last flights out of the country. He can still remember the cargo plane fi lled with frightened young children and the kind adult that took him up into the cockpit to see the controls and meet the pilot. At almost 8 years old, Ben was one of the oldest children on the flight. Most were younger than 5, and many were just infants. Only a fortunate few had adoptions lined up in America before they boarded the f light. Ben had no idea where he would end up once they landed. He spent a month with a foster family in Oregon before being shipped across the country to the home of Duane and Donna Lane on Prairie Street in Chaska.

‘STRANGE’ The Lanes were no strangers to adoption. The duo brought eight adopted children into their home. “It just broadens you as a person,” explained Donna Lane. Ben said Duane and Donna had a “revolving door” for anyone in need. Ben was the Lane’s first Vietnamese child. “He was a very likable young man,” recalled Donna. Back then, the shy boy enjoyed dipping pickles in catsup and fishing. In a July 1975 story Duane Lane told the Herald that the only way they could get Ben to come to Minnesota was by telling him that they fish a lot here. He took to the area quickly, playing baseball and swimming in the clayhole. “I’m a Chaska boy through and through,” said Ben. But naturally, he had a few things to learn about his new home. “He would panic when the oranges were gone. Until I explained to him that we just go to the store and buy some more,” said Donna. She recalled another time when she and her husband Duane sent Ben with one of his brothers to the movies and used the down time to learn a couple Vietnamese phrases. T hey tried out their new phrases

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Most of Ben Lane’s Vietnam memories include his older sister Titi Mai and mother Mai (all pictured). when Ben returned home only to be met with anger. “He had this idea that he would be sent back if he spoke Vietnamese,” she explained. Ben had a vivid imagination that he used to entertain his fellow classmates at St. John’s Lutheran School, including Troy Dahlke. Dahlke and Ben met on the fi rst day of fi rst grade. “He was strange,” Dahlke recalled. “Playful in a sense, always distracting us with his stories.” Dahlke still remembers one of Ben’s tall tales. “He told us his plane crashed and he got a ride on a whale.”

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THE RETURN Ben and Dahlke have been friends ever since. Dahlke even accompanied Ben on his trip back to Vietnam. “It was quite an honor to be there for this,” he said. The trip was years in the making. When he turned 18, Ben’s adoptive parents presented him with a folder full of all the information they had about his adoption. He began a telephone and mail relationship with his Vietnamese family. They conversed for a number of years until Ben grew uncomfortable with some of their expectations for him to return and take care of them. “I chose to sever the relationship,” he said. But thoughts of Vietnam and the family he left behind did not disappear. “Over the years, I had f lashing thoughts that I needed to go back,” he said. Instead of returning to Vietnam, Ben became a pastor and started a family of his own. It was his eldest daughter’s questions about her Vietnamese relatives that reignited Ben’s interest. “That got the ball rolling,” he said. “She’s enamored with family,” explained Stacy. “She’s very curious. She’d probably end up [in Vietnam] even if we didn’t.” After several failed plans to visit Vietnam, Ben began to wonder if his return was meant to happen. Then he received a check for $300 from a man that had been inspired by his story. Ben started a savings account for the trip. “I came home and told Stacy, ‘I think this is real. I think God’s hands are on this,’” he recalled. Meanwhile, as Ben scrimped and saved, Dahlke was busy writing a grant to join him. Dahlke had started his own family by this time – adopting two boys from Ethiopia. He decided to take advantage of the dollars his school offered for advanced learning and wrote a grant proposal based on the story of adoption and reunification. “I wanted to see the full circle,” he said. “It got very real, very fast,” said Ben. Within a year from the original investment, they purchased plane tickets and Ben wrote to his birth mother to let her know that he was coming. “Ten days later, I got a phone call at midnight,” he recalled. “It only took two scooter horns [in the background] to know who it was.”

CLOSURE On Aug. 2, 2011, Ben and Dahlke said goodbye to their families and boarded a plane for Vietnam. It was a day of mixed emotions for Ben – the strongest of which was fear. “I had a fear that my mom would accept me, but my siblings would not,” he said. “I was afraid there would be an expectation for me to take care of them. And I had a fear of being disloyal to Duane and Donna Lane.” Donna was neither surprised nor upset that Ben would want to reconnect with his Vietnamese family. “We’ve adopted eight children and most of them have wanted to find their roots,” she said. “For some of them it was wonderful. For others, it didn’t work out like they hoped.” Ben said he went to Vietnam looking for answers to his questions, links to his broken


Seven-year-old Ben Lane rides his bike under the watchful eye of his adoptive mother Donna Lane in the summer of 1975. memories and closure. “You should just know right off the bat that there was no closure that happened,” he said. Stacy was hardly surprised. “He was going for closure, but I knew this was going to open doors.” Ben and Dahlke arrived at the airport just before midnight. There, four scooters and two mini-buses worth of relatives waited for them holding an old piece of cardboard with “Ben Lane” printed on it. Among the hoard of relatives, Ben’s eyes went right to those of his mother and his oldest sister Titi Mai. “It was awesome,” he said. “A flood of emotions.” Over the next two weeks, Ben got to know his relatives and got answers to his questions. “Literally, every day was a family reunion,” he said. His mother told him about an American soldier named Bob that swept her off her feet. They lived together for four months before she became pregnant with Ben. Eventually, he shipped out and though he promised to come back, she never saw or heard from him again. His mother later met an Australian man named Peter who raised Ben as his own until the war tore their family apart, sending Peter back to Australia and Ben to America. “It’s pretty amazing to think of her sacrifice,” said Stacy. “It’s hard to imagine what it’s like for a parent to relinquish a child,” agreed Dahlke. “It made me appreciate the families of my boys and the responsibility I have to raise them,” he added.

HOME Despite his fears, Ben was welcomed with open arms by his Vietnamese relations. It was a warmth he found easy to return. “The love was so real, I couldn’t fake it,” he said. “I feel like there is a void now because I’m not there.” The tug of his birth mother was the strongest and most surprising for the 44-year-old. “I underestimated the power of maternal love,” he said. And though two weeks was hardly long enough for Ben, there is no question that he’ll be back. Next time, he hopes to bring Stacy along. “If all goes well, we’ll be back in six months,” he said. “I’m dying to see her on the back of a scooter.” For Ben, returning to Vietnam was a homecoming like he could have never expected. “I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like,” he said, noting that everything from the food to the weather to the chaotic city streets agreed with him. “It occupies my mind all the time.” And now he’s anxious for his American family to experience the culture and meet their Vietnamese relatives. His birth mother is anxious as well. “Before he came she would say, ‘I pray I see you one time before I die,’” offered Stacy. “Now, it’s, ‘I pray I see you one more time.’”

publicnotices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 29, 2003, as modified and amended. O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $650,000.00 M O R T G AG O R S : S c o t t A . Lindquist and Deena S. Lindquist, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Recorded on May 6, 2003, in the Office of the County Recorder, Carver County, Minnesota as Document No. A349712, as most recently amended by that certain Amendment to Mortgage dated April 26, 2010, and recorded on July 9, 2010, as document number A521658 A S S I G N M E N T O F M O RTGAGE: Assigned to State Bank of Delano on December 28, 2004, recorded January 5, 2005, in the Office of the County Recorder, Carver County, Minnesota as Document No. A404993. STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 6445 Nathan Road, Carver, Minnesota 55315 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot One (1), Block Two (2), Nathan Woods, According to the plat thereof on file or of record in the office of the county recorder Carver County, Minnesota. TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 088250020 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Carver County THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $464,515.30 INTEREST RATE AND PER DIEM: Current interest rate is 7%, with a daily per diem of $86.30. THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: June 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 553182102, to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. DATE AND TIME MORTGAGOR MUST VACATE THE PREMISES: Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2011. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032 DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: May 5, 2011 State Bank of Delano, Mortgagee KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: __________/s/_____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9, 16, 2011; No. 4503) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from June 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2012. Dated: June 21, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: __________/s/_____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 4520) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to August 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2012. Dated: July 14, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: _________/s/______________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, July 21, 2011; No. 4533) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to September 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2012. Dated: August 3, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor

in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: _________/s/______________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, August 11, 2011; No. 4539) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to October 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2012. Dated: August 30, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: __________/s/_____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, September 8, 2011; No. 4550) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from September 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to October 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2012. Dated: September 7, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: ___________/s/____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, September 15, 2011; No. 4551)

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16 years in business Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Floors, Steps, Block Foundations, Brick Repairs, Footings


952-440-WOOD (9663)

• Block Foundations • New Additions, Repairs • Driveways • Patios • Steps • Garages • Pool Decks • Tear-out, Remove, Replace/New • Decorative • Colored, Stamped, Exposed Aggregate Free Estimates

Remodeling, basements, kitchen, bathrooms, decks, drywall/painting

Monyok Masonry

cell 612-418-2277


Call Joe: 952-492-3671

Kathy's cleaning service. Reliable, trustworthy. 952-454-0700

Remodeling ...Repair ... Design

Steve Jenness

Floor Installation Sanding & Refinishing Carpet, Tile & Vinyl Installation Exceptional Quality Great Service


Radloff & Weber Blacktopping Inc. Driveways, Parking Lots

Carpet & Vinyl Shop-At-Home Save $$


HEATING/AIR COND Heating, plumbing, remodel and repair, and replacement, new construction. 952-492-2440


Rock Engraving at Hermans


#Priority Electric Inc. Licensed- Bonded- Insured. No job too small. 952-403-9200 POWERTECH Electric. Local. Owner operated. Licensed, insured, clean. Rich: 952-292-8683

• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Brush Chipping • Overgrown Areas Mowed • Excavating • Sand & Gravel • Crushed Limestone


~Since 1971~ Free Estimates


R.D. & Associates Specialized Services Inc.

6 Miles S. of Shakopee on 169 Pulverized Dirt $12.50/ yd. Colored Mulch $26.50/ yd. Cypress, Cedar, Hardwood

Flagstone, Steppers Decorative Rock Edging/ Poly/ Fabric Retaining Walls, Pavers

Call for Hours Wever i l e 952-492-2783 D

#1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445

612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured.

952-445-1812 Paul Bunyan Tree Service. Tree Removal and Trimming. www.paulbunyantree

AA Tree Removal/ trimming/ firewood/ brush hauling, stump grinding. Steve, 952-445-5239 Schmidt and Son Lawn Care Aerating Leaf clean-up Mowing for 2012 Contracts

Free estimates


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Farmland for Sale & Wanted. Randy Kubes, Realtor... 612-599-7440

Chaska & Chanhassen Job Fair

EMPLOYMENT Full-Time WORK FROM HOME! Put your faith first, Family second with an Opportunity to earn a Great income! 952-270-6190 2nd Shift Shop Help. Applicants should be: Experienced, clean driving record. Towing experience gets more pay. $10+ starting. Taking applications at: 4805 Dakota St. Prior Lake. For more information call; 952-447-5286 Allure Salon, adding 10am-3pm, M-F shift for experienced motivated sylist & PT Nail Tech. 952-496-3331, Bonnie

ASSEMBLY 2nd shift We are looking for a large number of people to work in a cold room environment packaging food items. Excellent opportunity for extra money over the next four Holiday months. Apply ASAP for immediate placement!!! Team Personnel Services Shakopee 952-746-3346

Tue-Wed-Thurs, 9/20-21-22 10am- 2pm 1st , 2nd and 3rd shift available $10/hr and up Assembly Line Warehouse Receiving Hand Packing Customer Service Administrative Apply in person at: Express Employment Professionals 7876 Century Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-915-2000

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

Coldwell Banker Burnet Eden Prairie Irene: 952-949-4759 Rolland: 952-949-4724 EOE

Deli Manager Full Time Radermacher's Fresh Market is accepting applications for 2 Full Time Deli Management positions in our Jordan and Le Center locations. Outgoing, energetic, & organized candidates with Retail Food Service, Sales and Management experience preferred. Weekends & some evenings are required. Great pay & benefits available for the right individual. Applications & resumes can be submitted to:

by fax 952-403-5926 or in person.

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Full-Time Framing, Siding and Window carpenters wanted with all levels of experience. Positions are full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to: jobs@carpentry


for growing insurance agency. Full time front desk position, Insurance experience helpful. Send resume Attn: Brad Billings State Farm Insurance 421 1st Ave E Shakopee MN 55379





Seeking Admin Assist for a home builder (south metro). Duties include answering telephone calls, word processing, filing, faxing and home closing packets. Software skills are requires and strong communication skills. Please send resumes to lori.horkey@ No phone calls please.

Trailer mechanic wanted. Full time dayshift $15.-$19 pr/hr, DOQ. Benefits including medical insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA with match, uniforms. Drivers license and tools required. Please fax or email resume to SMH 763-767-3064 763-767-7342

Local forklift wholesaler has an immediate need for an inside salesperson.Telephone sales, in established territories, to forklift dealers in Mexico, Central and South America. Individual must be bilingual, a self starter with good organizational skills and excellent negotiating skills. Previous sales experience preferred. Benefits include: medical, dental and life insurance, long term disability, paid vacation and holidays, sick pay, 401K and commissions. Contact Mike Sibulkin:

Continental Lift Truck P.O. Box 26 Jordan, MN 55352

Finish carpenters wanted with 2-5 years of experience. Position is full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to

Truck Driver/ Mechanic Ditch Witch of Minnesota, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time truck driver/mechanic. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years experience with formal training. Class A license is required. Benefits include: medical, dental, 401k & uniforms. Fax resume to: 952-4450035 or mail to: 12826 Emery Way, Shakopee, MN 55379 or come in to fill out an application.

Mechanic Position Elite Waste Disposal is seeking to fill a position for a 2nd shift Mechanic. Ideal candidate would possess: *Heavy truck mechanic exp. or equivalent schooling *Be D.O.T. certified. (Not required) *Class A license *Must have your own tools *Be willing to work from 1:00-9:30 p.m. M-F Please send resume:



Assembly, PT: weekends, early AM hrs. (no deliveries) for Star Tribune Newspaper, Chaska Depot, 4355 Peavey Rd. Min. requirements 18 yrs old & own transportation. Apply online: EOE

Looking for Massage Therapist to work at Canterbury Park. Chair massage in Poker room “No chair required” Need 100 hours of schooling. Must be honest and self motivated, flexible hours, call: Connie 952-250-3899



Streets Maintenance Operator City of Eden Prairie The City of Eden Prairie is looking for a FT Streets Maintenance Operator. This position uses power equipment to perform a wide variety of maintenance activities including patching, mowing, snow plowing, concrete repair and street sweeping. Minimum two years of related experience required. Associates or two year technical degree preferred. For the complete job profile and to apply online go to under “Employment Opportunities”. Starts at $20.71 to $24.65/hr. Application Deadline September 23, 2011

JORDAN TRANSFORMER, LLC Substation Transformer Repair/Remanufacturing since 1973, now hiring the following position:

Controls Electrician Supervisor

Retail Business Analyst

4 Day Work Week! FSI International, located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has Technician opportunities available for candidates with strong electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting experience.

To view additional opportunities and to apply online, please go to

Buyers Support Group has an opportunity to add a Business Analyst to our growing staff. This Retail Business Analyst position supports the Sales Rep by providing customer service to Target and vendor, performs analysis of the business and provides insights into trends/assortment performance/and actual to forecasted reporting, takes ownership of inventory management, and coordination of needs between Target BAs and Manufacturers. Strong analytical skills, including forecasting, and retail experience is required. Prior rep group and/or Target experience is a plus. Email resumes to:

Inquiries must have an electrical background in circuitry, switches and relays, wiring control power panels, able to understand schematics, volt and ohm meters, blueprints as well as experience with conduit running; and previous supervisory skills. Jordan Transformer offers a clean and safe work environment with competitive wages, 401K plan and medical package. Inquiries send complete resume with wage expectations to: Jordan Transformer, LLC, Attn: Human Resource Dept 1000 Syndicate Street Jordan, Minnesota 55352 OR


Store Management & Crew Members Opportunities Available Now hiring for a full time Store Manager Position. Stores are located in the Shakopee and Bloomington areas. Please call Michelle at 952.653.2192 for interested inquiries. WE OFFER: Flexible scheduling Opportunity to run your own store Competitive pay Pleasant atmosphere Multi-store opportunities

ACCOUNTANT Full-time position with City Finance Department. Requires bachelor's degree in accounting and 3 to 5 years of professional experience in governmental accounting and finance. Hiring Range: $54,158 to $59,574, DOQ. Application Deadline: September 30, 2011. For more information and an application, visit or call (952) 233 9320. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837. EOE.

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Victoria Recreation Center Customer Service/Receptionist

Welders Chart Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom engineered products and systems for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat transfer applications. Chart's New Prague MN manufacturing campus is a 27-acre site with over 275,000-sq. ft. of heavy manufacturing space. Presently, Chart has immediate openings for Welders on our night shift. Primary job responsibilities will include performing complex and critical welding operations on various metals using Flux-core, TIG, MIG and Sub-arc Welding. The ideal candidate shall have a high school diploma, vocational welding program certificate or equivalent welding experience and the ability to read and interpret drawings and weld symbols. Chart's fast track to a rewarding career includes a competitive compensation and benefits program. If you are interested in the challenge please apply in person, call or send your resume and/or application to:

Chart Inc. 407 7th Street NW New Prague, MN 56071 EOE

The City of Victoria is seeking applicants for a Customer Service/Receptionist at the Victoria Recreation Center. The position is part-time, 32 hours per week, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. 5 p.m., some weekend and or evening hours possible. The position is responsible for greeting and assisting customers, responding to inquiries regarding Parks and Recreation programs and the Victoria Recreation Center, clerical duties, cashiering, registration processing, facility monitoring and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. Minimum qualifications: High School or GED equivalent, previous experience as a customer service/receptionist. Salary is $13.50/hour, plus part-time benefits. Applications are available on-line at or by calling 952-443-4210. Interested candidates should submit a resume and application to: City of Victoria 7951 Rose Street, P.O. Box 36 Victoria, MN 55386 by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011. EOE

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Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates

952-758-2552 We Haul Moving New Prague

ODD JOBS NEED HANDYMAN? Little Job Expert! For all the odd jobs needing Attention!!! Painting: • Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry: • Basements • Bathrooms • Ceramic Tile • Sheet Rock & Taping Dennis 952-334-1755 952-445-9034


Handyman Ser vices Bob Wagner (952) 686-4833 for available services and rates. Fully Insured LOW HOURLY RATES, TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD AND WE WILL MAKE A DEAL!



Ken's HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Installations & Home Improvements. Call Ken: 952-445-1836

*A and K PAINTING* Schedule your Fall painting now!

Ext/Int Paint/ Stain ~Carpentry/ Repair~ Free Estimates Ins/ Bonded


INT/EXT Specializing in wall & ceiling painting and texturing. Wallpaper removal. Staining. Enameling & more! Free estimates 612-701-6805, Troy

Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234





Monnens Custom Builders

Regal Enterprises, Inc. Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Insurance work. Since 1980. 952-201-4817

952-492-3842 952-412-4718(cell)

952-448-3761 No wall too small

PLUMBING/SEPTIC Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115 Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440

952-496-0921 Lic. 4960

Lic# 20632183


Why Wait Roofing LLC

651-480-3400 MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen

Roofing/ Additions New Construction Siding/ Windows Locally owned 20 + Years Jim's Cell: 612-859-4618 Mike's Cell: 612-859-4620

Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous

Family owned since 1979

Free wind & hail damage inspections... We can handle all of your insurance claims. Roofing, Siding, Windows & all home improvement needs. We do it all!

Quality Interior Painting. Reliable, Professional, Experienced. 952-334-0977 Jerry Fehn

Offering best extended manufacturers warranty! Tear-offs, Re-roofs, Siding & Gutters, New Construction Insurance Specialist Over 18 years experience FREE ESTIMATES Rodney Oldenburg Cell # 612-210-5267 952-443-9957 Lic. ID-20156835

UPHOLSTERY Discounted fabrics... drapes, bedspreads, residential/ commercial. 38 years' experience. 952-447-4655

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A Winner Let us know how we can earn your business. (952)873-6078

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Best Drywall LLC “Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090

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A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


Rainbow Painting



Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs


Serving SW Metro 18 yrs. Small crew/no subs/ painting. New Const/ Basements/ Repair. BBB Reg/Ins/Free Est. All work guaranteed Mic 612-685-0476

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NAR's .7 fte – all shifts 5 p.m – 9 p.m. Please apply online at: www.stgertrudes EEOC

Now hiring experienced Medical Assistants at the HCMC Neurology Clinic in Chaska, MN. Please visit to apply. | Chanhassen Villager

Part-Time Personal Care Assistant Wanted Aspirience Home Care is hiring a PT PCA to care for a young adult male with mild retardation. Position requires flexible scheduling, may include weekends and evening shifts. Must be mature, non-smoker, neat, and must be active outdoors. Able to take care of personal hygeine/ perform therapy. Could lead to FT. Call Tom at 952412-5828

Starting wage $13.25 an hour DOE No dui's, must have class d license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899

Part time Hostess. TJ Hooligans. Call 952447-6668 Positions available at a private golf club in Eden Prairie. Server positions, banquet and a la carte. Previous fine dining experience a plus. $12-16 per hour based on experience. Employee meal per shift. Stop in to fill out an application, 952-941-6262 for directions.

Campers Travel Trailers



1979 Mark Twain 17' Runabout, trailer, 115 HP Mercury. Power tilt, swim step, custom canvas seats/carpet. Registered 2013, $1,999. 612-590-1595

1998, Bayliner Capri Fish & Ski boat, 19 ft. 135HP. Inboard, stored inside. Excellent condition $6900. 952-4126417



$100 Signing Bonus Newspapers Routes in cities surrounding Lake Minnetonka Area. Must be 18 yrs old & have valid drivers license. Call Dolores 952-994-5437 or To fill out an application

1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36' motorhome, great condition, sleeps 6, 60,000 miles, $31,900 or best offer. Call Gary at 952492-1129.

1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737

2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob. 2,700 miles. $8,000 in upgrades. Excellent condition. Asking $10,000. Call 952-7584289.

Sales Positions

NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train


PT Substitute Health Assistant, LPN for Shakopee School District. Requires LPN license and CPR certification. Full description and directions on how to apply can be found by visiting:

INSIDE SALES- calling business owners nationwide from our Jordan office. Nice office, great pay! Call Vern Schwartz, 612-810-8097

1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. REDUCED! $3200. 952445-5473

2002 Larson 19' FishNSki, SEI 190, 135 HP Outboard, stored indoors. $11,900.00 or BO, NADA guide suggested $13,945.00, Jon 612-730-8116

and referring to posting number 1289.

StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee & rural Waconia Weekend routes. For further information see our website at;



1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $9,500. 612720-2262

Waitstaff, Cooks, Set Up Crew, Bartenders. Knights Event Center. Contact Cindy, 952-4455555

1973 14' Alumacraft boat/ trailer, 15 HP Johnson motor. Needs carb work. Trolling motor/ battery, steering console. $1,125/BO. 952-448-3128


2001 Camper, 32', 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, 612-720-8683/ 612-5990184

Sporting Goods 2003 Harley Softtail Deuce Anniversary model. 5500 miles. $13,000. 952-447-4280

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $8,800. 952836-6773

2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630


Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110

CASH$$ We buy guns SPORTS STOP Shakopee 952-445-5282

2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. 763-360-6251 2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264

POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN The Shakopee Police Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for the part-time, civilian position of Police Evidence Technician. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., valid driver's license and 3 to 5 years of work experience in a position requiring strong organization, documentation and inventory skills. Hiring Range: $17.75 to $19.75 per hour, DOQ. Hours: 20 hrs. per week, primarily daytime Monday Friday. Application Deadline: September 30, 2011. For more information and an application form, visit or call (952) 233- 9320. EOE. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837.

2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905

94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or


2007 27' Colorardo RL 5th Wheel, 2 Slide $29,500 or best offer. 507-934-4834 M-F after 5:30

2005 black Yamaha R6, 6,000 miles. Yoshimurd customized exhaust. With OEM cover & tank bra. $5,500. 952-3610142

EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart with Rear Seat. White with White Top and Seats. $2195. 952-2390446

Cars $$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7 $$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166

DT&H On-Call Vocational Substitute Our New Options program is seeking to hire staff to work up to 14 hrs per week helping to implement various aspects of programming in our facility. Duties will include program-specific tasks in support of developmentally disabled individuals & their families. MQ's: Equivalency of HS graduation & 1 year experience working w/people w/developmental disabilities, in a nursing home, or in long-term care. One must be able to physically support clients in daily activities. Hiring Rate: $11.50/hr. Posting is open until filled. Obtain application from Scott County Employee Relations at 952-496-8890 or from the internet at; ( EOE TTY/TDD: (952) 496-8170 Let's work together.

We are growing - come join our team during this exciting time! We have multiple openings in our hospital in Waconia. Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs. We have the following positions available:

CICU RN Medical RN Orthopedic/Surgical RN Same Day Surgery RN (on-call) Home Health Aide (on-call) Hospice RN (on-call) To learn about and apply for these exciting employment opportunities at Ridgeview Medical Center and its network of clinics please visit our website at

Hydro Stream Vegas. 20'. 200 HP+++. Complete restoration. 5 passenger. A real head turner! $8,900 or all trades welcome. 952215-5421

Campers Travel Trailers

27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $17,499, Parked in Waseca. Call Mitch 612-325-7365

2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Classic with Vance & Hines pipes. New tires. 10,895 miles. Mint condition. $5900 Call (952) 934-7358

1963 Buick Custom Convertible. V6 A/T. Completely rebuilt 3000 miles ago. New white/top, brakes. Excellent condition some minor restoration needed. $5000. 605-2127283

Phone: 952-345-3003 Fax: 952-445-3335 1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172

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1996 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome. Class A, 39'. Excellent condition, shedded at all times/ winterized. Loaded! 29,300 actual miles. $35,000/BO. 507-6656019

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1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074

1976 Chevy Nova hatchback, 305 AT, new tires & exhaust. Runs/ drives great, fun car to drive! $3,000/BO. 952447-8169



1976 Classic Cadillac Convertible. Low mileage. 8 cyl. 440 engine. Complete facts available by calling. 559-435-3751

1998 Dodge Stratus, 6 cyl, AT. 156K. $1,500. 952-445-6173

1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT, white/red int. California car extremely clean, low miles. $2,750 952-215-5421

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2000 Jaguar XJR. Well maintained. $9700 Silver and black interior, 83,000 miles. Call 612655-6680


2006 Dodge Magnum R/T. 5.7L Hemi, AWD, White with tan interior. HID headlights.71,000 miles. $16,000 763221-0668


1964 Chevy C20, 350 engine, 350 auto tranny, every bolt, nut, part replaced, or sandblasted and painted. 8K. REDUCED- $12,500. 952913-7808


2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ext. Cab. 77,XXX perfect cond. Loaded, leather, Bose, 6Disc, Topper and many xtras. $15,700 B/O 612-2030804

2004 Jeep Wrangler, Mint, 34000 Miles, Auto, Hard Top, Colombia Package, Every option. $15,000, best offer. 612239-8489 or rfredricksen@

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2002 Ford Expedition, original owner, 4.6 liter, A/C, 6CD, third row seat, no accidents, runs, looks very good. $5,700. 952-270-8292


2000 Ford Windstar LX 7 Passenger Van, 133,349 Miles. $2,250. 6 Cyl Engine, Automatic Runs and drives great. Craig 952-368-9689

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Jerry Griffin Estate, Connie Griffin: Owner Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am 14990 Jonathan Carver Pkwy, Carver To settle the estate of Jerry Griffin, we will offer items at public auction

Estate Sales

Estate Sales

PRIOR LAKE ESTATE SALE 15335 FLAG Av S. Sept 16,17 & 18, Fri 95 (#'s@8) Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3, Off Hwy 13S. Full upscale home offers updated furn mint; Stanley 5 pc Queen BR & Royal Pedic matt, Fab chaise, sofas & sev chrs, cherry DR table/6 chrs. Desks (6) inc oak drop frt & cherry, occ tbls, oak office furn inc rolltop, curio, sev oriental style rugs, many newer electronics inc flatscrn tvs, elegant Glasswr inc cranberry, framed art, qual mens/wom cloz Inc full length newer mink coat, full kit, books & decor, sew mach, several pcs outdoor furn, grill, canoe, good golf & gar SHOES OFF PLEASE CINDY OLSON 612-554-2336

Burnsville Sales Classifieds 952-345-3003

Estate Sales Large Estate Sale Friday September 16th 8am-3pm. Home, office, toddler. Table saw, HP 600 Plotter, baby jogger, LP records, light fixtures. 2010 Waterford Lane, Chaska

Crossroads Church Annual Yard, Bake Sale. Friday, September 16th 3pm-8pm. Saturday September 17th, 8am2pm. Lots of vendors, various items. Crossroads Church 14300 W. Burnsville Pkwy

Chanhassen Sales

Belle Plaine Sales Belle Plaine Citywide Garage Sales. Fri-Sat, 9/16-17. Maps available at:

Multi- family Garage Sale! Fri. & Sat. Sept. 16-17 9am-6pm. Lots of furniture, baby clothes, toys, housewares, lawn mower, etc. 720 Bighorn Drive, Chanhassen

Thrift Stores

Chaska Sales

Eden Prairie Sales

Prior Lake Sales

Shakopee Sales

Cabin furnishings of all kinds: dressers, tables, chairs, quilt rack/ frames, school desk, gun rack, fish rods, camp tents, stoves, golf lamps, picnic tables/ benches, misc. 9/16-17, Corner of Engler/ Bavaria. Festival/ Garage Sale/ Flea Market: Sat. 9/24, 9am-3pm. Food, antiques, 20+ vendors, bake sale, much more. Shepherd of the Hill Church. Hwy 41/ Engler. 952-448-3882 Multi-Family Garage/Sample Sale!! Thurs-Sat. Sept. 1517th 8am-3pm. Lots of clothes, new and used, perfume, Home Decor, Books. Priced to sell. Everything must go! 2261 Manuela Circle Chaska~close to Target!

TWO NEIGHBORHOOD SALES! Mitchell Village EAST & WEST. Saturday, 9/17, 9-4pm. Erwin Court & Wilson Rd. (Both off Anderson Lakes Pkwy) Furniture, antiques, kids, huge variety!

MOVING SALE: 9/1516-17. Indoor/ outdoor furniture, 2 king bed sets, tools, pistol, wheels/ tires, many wildlife prints, HH, kitchen items, large wood computer desk, 58” console flatscreen TV. 4338 Priorwood St. SE

Garage Sale Thursday 9/15, Friday 9/16, 84pm. Saturday 9/17 8noon. Decoys, tools, household, old stuff too! 2614 Hauer Trail

Thurs. 9/15 (8-5), Friday 9/16 (8-5), Sat 9/17 (81) HUGE Garage sale. 340 Highwood Drive Circle, Chaska, Best Clothing/Name Brands Women, Men, Boy's (infant to 5) (Girl's infant to 7). Washer & dryer in excellent condition. Matching dishes. Power Wheels Riding Jeep, Toys, Shoes, Coats. Cash & carry. Good stuff cheap!

Eden Prairie Sales HUGE Garage Sale: 9/15, 12noon-7pm. 9/16, 9am-7pm, 9/17, 8am3pm. Alot of different HH items. 10358 Lee Dr. Multi Family GarageChristmas Sale. Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17, 94pm. Christmas, furniture, HH and childrens items. 8147-8153 Curtis Lane Sat. September 17th 8 am. Beautiful Iron bed, white girls vanity, Great Home Accessories. Clothing, tools and more. Don't Miss! 16500 Thatcher Road

Jordan Sales "Massive Garage Sale” Saturday Sept. 17th, 8am to 3pm. Hundreds of books, Beanie Babies, Womens clothes, Fenton Glassware and so much more" 117 Chad Circle Garage Sale Saturday 9/17, 8-4pm. Sunday 9/18, Noon-4pm. Baby girl items, zero-18 mo. Baby items. Boys clothes size 10-12. Family clothing. 408 2nd St. W.

Prior Lake Sales Multi-Family Sale Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17, 95pm. Vintage clothes, fabrics, collectibles, home decor, few antiques, toys, bikes, childrens clothes, scrubs. 5979 Flandrau Circle SE Garage Sale Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17, Sunday 9/18. Noon6pm. Furniture, appliances, HH items. 6896 Faricy Lane Garage Sale Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17 93pm. Antiques, furniture, no clothes, misc. 15291 Jeffers Pass (Regal Crest Townhomes) HUGE Moving Sale including furniture, household items, clothing, toys, tools, and much more! Fri. & Sat. Sept 16 & 17 9am-5pm. 5234 Credit River Rd SE, Prior Lake.

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Annual MEGA Sale! Wed., 9/14, 4-8pm. Thur., 9/15, 9am-7pm. Fri., 9/16, 8am-12noon. 3611 N. Berens Rd. NW. 952-230-2988

Savage Sales Multi Family Garage Sale; Saturday 9/10 84pm. Cookbooks, Longaberger baskets, clothing, dresser, gift baskets. HH items, snowmen decorations. th 5757 136 St. West Multi-family sale. Toys, Kids/ adult clothing, HH. Misc. Wed., 9/14 Preview. 4-7; Thursday. 9/15, 8-5. Friday, 9/16, 8-noon. 8512 Summit Oaks Bay.

Garage Sale: Sat. 9/17, 8am-3pm. 611 Thomas Ave. W. Lots of misc. Garage Sale: Sat., 9/17, 9am-5pm. Misc womens clothing, small-XL, various HH items. 4225 JARMANN LANE

JUNKAPALOOZA GARAGE SALE TREASURES GALORE! Vintage, Funky, Collectible & Practical Finds for all! Fri. & Sat. 9/16-9/17, 9am-5pm. 714 Holmes St, Shakopee No Early Birds, Cash Only Yearly rep, sample & garage sale. Friday 9/16- 17th 9-5pm. Lots of new samples. Clothes, some Xmas, tot toys, misc. 625 Saint Marks Rd. East of the prison

Victoria Sales

1015 Main Street Thursday-Saturday 9/15-9/17. Furniture, tools, sports equipment, electronics, adult clothing (tall), canning jars, puzzles, books, holiday, craft supplies, lawn chairs. NEAT CLEAN

Fri. & Sat. Sept 16 & 17, 9am-5pm. 2725 Fieldstone Drive, Victoria GARAGE SALE: girls clothes, toys, Coach bags, kitchen, sports, movies, lots of miscellaneous!

Final Sale, Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17. 9-5pm. 50-75% off in the house. Bag sale in the garage. Everything must go! 828 Dakota St.

POTTERS STORES CONSIGNMENTS, ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS. 590 Marschall Rd. Shakopee 952-233-7323 T-F 10-6, Sat 9-3

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Back To School Sale. Thursday-Saturday 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9-4pm. Captains bed, books, toys, Tupperware, dolls, collectibles, clothes, new portable grill, much more. 2720 King Ave.

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‘Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook’ serves up fun Editor’s Note: The newspaper invited Lisa Patrin, a food connoisseur from Chanhassen, to review the “Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.” BY LISA PATRIN

Carson Liebeg Carson Liebeg won’t have any problems writing his back-to-school “What I Did This Summer” essay. Carson, age 9, is a fourth- grader this year at Victoria Elementary School. Carson competed at the Nerf Dart Tag Championship Aug. 18-20, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World. He had entered the contest advertised on a NERF gun he purchased last spring from Super Target in Chaska. He answered questions regarding NERF guns and wrote two paragraphs on why he should be chosen and what would make him an asset to his team. Earlier this summer, his parents Kitty and Kevin Liebeg said Carson was confident that he’d be going to Disney World, although they tried to temper his hopes a bit by saying there was no guarantee. “Fast forward to mid July,” Kitty said. “That’s when we learned he was one of the 200 potential fi nalists. On Aug. 1, we got the call that Carson was going to Disney World. “We were stunned,” Kitty said. “He won a trip for two — airfare, hotel, food, and Disney World passes for all of us.” As it turns out, 23,000 kids ages 8-12 from across the U.S. had entered the contest. Carson was one of the 80 chosen, based on his written submission. “The night before Carson said, ‘Mom, I still can’t believe this is really happening to me!’ It’s more amazing because Carson struggled with writing all last year,” Kitty said. “He is a bright boy, but writing was always a challenge. His thirdgrade teachers, specifically Mrs. Marcia Drew and Ms. Rona Mandel, worked with him. His hard work and their patience paid off in a big way. He won’t always win a trip to Disney World for working hard in school, but it sure was nice this time. He won’t ever forget the importance of how to write an interesting paragraph.” Q: Carson, what is Dart Tag and how it is played? A: Dart Tag is like Capture the Flag but Nerf style. The court at ESPN Wide World of Sports was set up with obstacles you had to run through and use to protect your base. They had lots of Nerf Dart Tag guns for us to use. You get points if your dart sticks to your opponent and when you capture the other team’s fl ag. I was randomly assigned to a team of three other boys and they were very nice. We came close but we didn’t win any of our four matches but we had lots of fun. If we had won the championship round, we would’ve split $25,000. That would’ve been nice and I would’ve bought a lot more Nerf guns but we really won before we got on the plane by getting this cool trip. I will never forget this adventure. Q: What else did you win and who went with you? A: My parents [Kevin and Kitty Liebeg] and my brother Kasey went with me. When I thanked the refs at the end, they gave me some ‘Nerf Nation’ T-shirts and one of them gave me his official Nerf goggles. That was really nice. Every player got an official Dart Tag jersey with our last name on the back. I liked meeting the kids from other states. I think I was the only 8-12 kid from Minnesota and I was the youngest on my team. We had a team dinner the night before the competition where they fed us pizza and soda and we could plan our strategy. Q: What made writing difficult for you and how did it fi nally all click? A: I have great ideas but it’s hard to get them to make sense on paper. Ms. Mandel said I had a lot of great ideas in my brain and I just needed to get them down on paper in order. My teachers helped me learn to make a good topic sentence, then give supporting details and end things with a good concluding sentence. Mrs. Drew and Ms. Mandel were very patient with me even when I wasn’t doing everything right. I really didn’t think I was a good writer until I won this contest. —Unsie Zuege

The “Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook” is brimming over with more than 150 wizardly recipes, and would be an enchanting addition to any home cook’s kitchen. The cookbook is “unofficial” as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is not connected in any way to the cookbook except as the inspiration. Sidebar descriptions offer the history and fun facts on a multitude of spellbinding dishes and their delightful culinary ties to British cuisine and the Harry Potter series. Although we do not have magical elves in our kitchen to make sumptuous foods wondrously appear on empty platters as they do at Hogwarts Hall, author Dinah Bucholz provides whimsy and the recipes to create our own lavish banquets at home. The recipes for this book were created by Chef Chris Koch, culinary director of a Philadelphia cooking school, kitchen director of a number of TV shows and the author of “Learning the Basics: A Home Cook’s Guide to

the Kitchen.” Muggles everywhere will be motivated to dust off their whisks and start cooking. Recipes range from easy and kid-friendly, with few ingredient requirements, to more complex dishes that require adult presence for preparation. Conjure up the “Roast Beef of Old England” for dinner and serve the “Dark Lisa Chocolate Truffles” or “Triple Patrin Power Icy Lemon Pops” for dessert. The book’s introduction is stacked with information regarding cooking techniques, necessary tools and ingredient substitution suggestions. If you don’t have treacle, use dark molasses. Don’t know what turbinado sugar is? Look for sugar in the raw in the baking aisle. These tips decrease the intimidation factor for beginners and serve as a refresher for the more experienced cook. The two recipes listed below would be ideal choices for either a Harry Potter theme party or your holiday buffet table. When creating multiple dishes for a gathering it is important to include recipes that are festive, can be completed in a rea-

Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook recipes NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE-BOTTOM PUMPKIN TART Tart Dough • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar • ¾ stick (6 tablespoons )cold butter or margarine, cut into pieces • 1 large egg yolk • 2 tablespoons heavy cream • 1 teaspoon vanilla Chocolate Bottom • ½ cup heavy cream • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Pumpkin Filling • 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie fi lling • ½ cup granulated sugar • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg • ½ cup heavy cream • 2 large eggs • 1 tablespoon cornstarch • 1 ½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted for drizzling, optional

Preparation 1. To make the dough, place the flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Scatter the butter pieces over the flour and pulse about 15 times until the mixture resembles coarse yellow meal. Transfer the mixture to a large PHOTOS BY LISA PATRIN mixing bowl. Flour, salt, sugar 2. Whisk together the egg yolk, cream and pulsed with chilled vanilla and pour over the flour mixture. Toss butter in the food with a rubber spatula until the dough begins processor. Mixture to stick together. Knead very briefly to form resembles coarse a cohesive mass and form into a disk. Wrap meal. in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days. 3. Preheat oven to 425 F. On a generously floured surface, roll out the disk (make sure you flour the top of the disk as well) to an 11 inch circle. Tart dough is hard to roll out, but this is a very forgiving dough, especially if you use margarine in place of butter. Simply gather Tart dough rolled up the torn dough, re-flour the work surface, in pan and pricked briefly knead the dough into a ball, and roll it with a fork prior to out again. Fit the dough into a 9-inch tart pan. baking. If the dough breaks, you can patch it by gluing extra scraps with a bit of water. Prick the bottom of the shell with a fork, line with aluminum foil, and fill with beans or pie weights. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dough is dry and set. Remove the foil and weights, reduce the heat to 350 F and bake another 7 to 10 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Remove from Completed slice of the oven to cool. the chocolate bottom 4. To make the chocolate bottom, place the pumpkin tart. cream and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and pour into the bottom of the tart shell. Cool until set. 5. To make the filling, combine the pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and heavy cream in a medium saucepan and cook, stirring

sonable amount of time and have a few “crossover” ingredients. This cuts down on time and expense. The crossovers in these recipes include butter, sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and canned pumpkin. The no-bake chocolate bottom pumpkin tart is just one of the numerous delectable desserts enjoyed by Harry, Ron and Hermione at the Hogwarts Banquets. The flavor combination of dark chocolate and pumpkin is sublime and the tart has an elegant layered look to it when sliced. It is important to note that the recipe has no-bake in the title, this refers to the filling. Baking is required for the crust. Harry first enjoys the hand held pumpkin pasties while traveling aboard the Hogwarts Express. The pastry has a flakey texture and the pumpkin spice filling is superb.

frequently, until hot but not bubbling. Whisk the eggs with the cornstarch and add to the pan. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbling. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. 6. Pour the cooled filling into the tart shell and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. If desired, drizzle melted chocolate on the top. Refrigerate until firm. ~Serves 8

PUMPKIN PASTIES Pastry Crust • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar • ¼ teaspoon salt • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, chilled and cut into chunks

• 4 – 6 tablespoons ice water Filling • 1 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie fi lling • ¼ cup granulated sugar • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation 1. Place flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine. Scatter the butter and shortening over the flour mixture. Pulse about 15 times until the mixture resembles coarse yellow meal, with no white powdery bits remaining. 2. Transfer the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of cold water over the mixture. Toss the mixture together with a spatula until it starts clumping together. If it’s too dry, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time (better to be too wet than too dry). Gather the dough into a ball and pat it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour. 3. Combine the pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Roll out the dough 1/8-inch thick. Use a saucer to cut out 6-inch circles. 4. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons of fi lling in the center of each circle of dough. Moisten the edges with water, fold the dough over the fi lling, and crimp with a fork to seal the edges. Cut slits to make vents. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes or until browned. ~ Makes 6 pasties


Chilled and cut 6 inch circles of dough.

Pumpkin pasties filled, vented and ready to bake.

Pumpkin pasties after baking.

Lisa Patrin has been writing dessert recipes and sharing her culinary experiences as the Minneapolis Dessert Examiner for the past 2-1/2 years. She believes dessert is the sweetest way to satisfy the soul after a great meal. You can follow Lisa and subscribe for free e-mail notifi cation each time she posts an article at http://www. You can also see Lisa conduct monthly dessert demonstrations on the Kare 11 Today show. The show airs Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. on Kare 11. Upcoming segments are scheduled for Sept. 29 and Oct. 27.

To speak or not to speak, that is the question Not long ago, I was turned down would asked to be on a panel at have been a lot easier a writer’s retreat. The to do than the one session had to do with in which I’m taking speaking engagements, part. And the type of and even though I do audience for the one both writing and speakI turned down is one ing, I didn’t feel qualified with which I’m much or experienced enough more familiar and to serve on the panel. I comfortable than the knew from the questions one that will be at the and issues they wanted other event. the panelists to answer The second event, and discuss that I wasn’t by the way, is a busiFIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE the best choice. So I deness seminar comclined the invitation, ing up in October in even though serving on which I am one of the panel was something I would have three presenters. (If you want addiloved to do. tional information about it, you can I had another opportunity, as a learn more or register for the event at speaker, to take part in an upcoming www.movingupseminar.eventbrite. event with several other people, and com.) this time I jumped at the chance. Even As I studied, analyzed, and comthough there are a few things about pared the two events, I learned a this program, too, in which I feel a bit little more about myself. But the main unqualified and inexperienced, I’m ex- thing I realized is that it’s not about cited about the opportunity, and I can’t me at all. wait for the program to take place. The audience at the panel discusI was thinking about the two events sion was expecting advice and inforrecently. About the similarities and mation about developing a speaking the differences, and about why I felt business based on a book each author/ experienced enough for one, but not panelist had written. Although I’ve cothe other, especially since the one I authored two books and am working



on several more, most of the speaking I do is on subjects other than the books. That’s starting to change, but I still thought that my being on the panel would be disappointing to audience members who wanted to know how to book (no pun intended) speaking engagements and how to set appropriate speaking fees, as well as whatever other information the panelists could offer. In the business seminar, my portion of the program is based on my Dream Coaching, and I feel much more qualified and experienced in that area. I will be presenting along with a Communication Expert and an Image Consultant on ways to speak up, stand out, and dream big. The reason I feel a little out of my element in that event is because of the business aspect of the program, and because I’ve never put together a seminar before. But these are things I know I can learn. In fact, I’ve already learned a great deal from my co-presenters, who are also experts in putting together and promoting events such as this. And even though it’s a business seminar, my message is one that can help people in all walks of life, and in any area of their lives. So a business background isn’t necessary

in order for me to relate to or connect with my audience. Having both these opportunities come my way at virtually the same time gave me a chance to learn some valuable lessons about when to say yes and when to say no. This is something I can use not only when deciding on what speaking engagements to pursue or accept, but in conversations and requests that come about in my everyday life. The main points to consider aren’t my background, credentials or experiences, although those are certainly important. But more important is to consider what the other person or audience wants, needs, or expect from me, and whether or not I can give it to them. That’s the real question, and it’s the fi rst place I should look for the answer – which reminds me of the famous quote that says it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. And I know I’m qualified to speak about that! Chanhassen resident Betty Liedtke is a writer, professional speaker, and Certified Dream Coach®. Visit her website at


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