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Villager Steady demand at food shelf PROP now offers job-search help BY LEAH SHAFFER

September is Hunger Action Month across the country, and for the PROP local food shelf, the “action” has not let up. PROP (People Reaching Out to Other People), which serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, is caught up with the day-to-day work of making sure the shelves are stocked with the latest food needs. Increasingly, PROP is seeing middle-class families turn to the organization for help. In July alone, PROP saw 45 new families, said Executive Director Anne Harnack. “They wait until they’ve used up every resource” before turning to the food shelf, she noted. That means families drained their 401Ks and could be nearing foreclosure when they reach the point that they turn to PROP. What they fi nd at PROP is not only food, but help in finding their way to their next step. That’s where volunteer Lisa Yee comes in. Yee has been working as a volunteer in the PROP resource room, which has increasingly become a job-search resource room. Yee works with clients to help them create a resume and learn where to


Maple trees need rain and lots of sunshine to produce the vivid red leaves of autumn. The recent dry spell and overcast days may bring this year’s colors down a notch.

Peak week ahead for autumn colors spring and summer, trees produce chlorophyll, making the leaves green. When trees stop producing chlorophyll, the yellows and oranges emerge. Additionally, in maple leaves, sunlight reacts with stored sugar in the leaves to create the brilliant reds and maroons. “Going into fall, the trees have been really healthy,” Moe said. “But the recent dry spell and the number of overcast days we’ve had lately may affect the colors. “We looked at [naturalist] Jim

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David Baston kept reminding the audience, “Let’s be careful. Let’s not kill the messenger” – the messenger being Nicole Peterson, an engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Peterson, along with three other MnDOT staff, met with Victoria city staff and business

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Gilbert’s records,” Moe said, “and according to what he’s observed in the past, this year’s peak [at the Arboretum and the area] for the sugar maples should be Oct. 4. We’ll be close.”



owners on Sept. 21, to review the current project work plan and schedule for the 2012 Highway 5 reconstruction project. The project is scheduled to last from Memorial Day in 2012 to Labor Day, and will run from Highway 41 in Chanhassen on the east to just past the bridge at Highway 5 and Stieger Lake Lane in Victoria. It had been understood that one lane will be open along Highway 5 throughout the threemonth road project. During one phase of the project, when both lanes are closed, Stieger Lake Lane will be a detour through Victoria for Highway 5 commuters.

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Fall color is expected to peak this coming week, according to Peter Moe, director of operations, ground and plant collections at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. “Some of the ash trees, elms, birches and some maples have already started to turn [color],” Moe said earlier this week. “A few weeks ago we were predicting excellent color because the trees

were really healthy going into spring, from last winter snows, the rains in April, May, June, July, and early August. And we’ve had a lot of sunny days. “But it’s been dry recently,” Moe said, “and that puts a stress on trees. You’ll see that the trees that are stressed have turned brown and have been dropping their leaves already.” Fall leaf color is triggered by the days getting shorter, Moe explained. The yellow and orange colors are always present in leaves, but in



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look for jobs. Last Tuesday, she was helping a client with a young son search for secondshift work. “The information that I’m able to learn from the clients that come here helps us better target what’s most appropriate to them,” she said. Through the PROP Resource room, the goal is to get clients up-to-speed with the basics of employment readiness. “Our hope is that through this room, people can come in and complete those basics and when they’re ready to talk to an employer, they’re ready,” said Yee. Increasingly, it is not just the working poor that turn to PROP, but more and more white-collar workers who have been laid off. Rich Weaver, another PROP volu nt e er, wa s a m a z e d at “just how much the need has grown.” He volunteers in the pantry area where clients can pick up items like bread and produce. When PROP was located at city hall, a busy day might include serving 22 people, he recalled. Now it’s nothing to see 35, 45, 50 or 60 people a day. The busiest demographic is the middle class, those who were middle managers, engineers, lawyers. “They are all of a sudden out of work,” said Weaver. He said he is glad the grocery stores have stepped up their help.

PROP is looking to step up its partnerships with the business community. For more information, call Ann Harnack at (952) 937-9120 or visit In one year, PROP has served 1,062 households and provided 5,617 food orders for clients, 46 percent of which are children.


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Lisa Yee “The grocery stores have been just phenomenal,” he said. Local stores like Target and the Chanhassen Cub Foods donate a variety of meats and fresh produce. Yee too has worked with a variety of people in the resou rce room. She reca l led working with a man from another country who had been a police captain. “The biggest thing we can do here as part of that tier-one readiness is just give them a lot of encouragement,” said Yee. “To help them see themselves as a more viable employment candidate, the things they can do versus the things they can’t do.” But that’s just the general philosophy of PROP, which is “strength based,” she added. PROP not on ly se ek s to

provide food for clients but to assess their needs and fi gure out how to help clients become self sufficient. Social workers, volunteers like Yee and even a volunteer counselor are on hand at PROP to provide that aid to clients. Harnack noted that a ment a l he a lt h pr ofe s sion a l i s available once a week through a Family Partnership pilot project. W hen clients come back from seeing the counselor, “they really are more ready,” added Yee. For Yee, volunteers working with clients give them time to vent, but then talk about what they can do. “I think one of the greatest things we can do for each other is expecting our highest.”

Other Victoria businesses owners spoke up. They didn’t mince words.  continued from page 1 “We’re a very small [busiBut at a community infor- ness] community,” said Lois mation meeting on Sept. 15, Plocher, Floyd’s Bar owner MnDOT explained more details and a member of the Victoria of the project including the con- Business Owners Association struction of a bike/pedestrian (VBOA). “We can’t afford to underpass at Highway 5 and lose anybody.” Lake Minnewashta Parkway. “We’re getting completely The underpass is part of larger shut down,” said Baston, a regional bike and pedestrian member of the Victoria Busipath project that includes the ness Committee. Minnesota Landscape Arbo“What would you do if you retum. were in ou r shoes? ” Steve Building the underpass had Frankwitz, owner of Victoria been described as a one week- Auto Werks asked MnDOT end shutdown of Highway 5. staff. “I have $1 million investHowever, at the Sept. 15 meet- ed in my business, and I don’t ing, residents were told con- have $100,000 squirreled away struction could require a six- to help me out during this projto-eight week closure. The news ect. I don’t care about the Arbostunned city staff retum. Don’t talk a nd dow ntow n to us about the bu si n e s s ow n Arboretum. We ers. don’t care about An emergency that.” meeting with MnPetersen DOT was called said that as the on Wed nesday, project is comDavid Baston Sept. 20 at city i n g t o g e t h e r, Victoria Business hall. more details are Committee The audience emergi ng, a nd of nearly three that she was also dozen was composed of city surprised to learn that the staff, Victoria city councilors, underpass project would take downtown business owners, longer than expected. and members of the city counT he en su i n g d i scu ssion cil-appointed Victoria Business also raised questions about Committee. the city of Chanhassen’s porBusiness owners were up in tion of the underpass project. arms. Completely closing High- While the underpass would be way 5 at Minnewashta Parkway located in the city of Victoria, for six to eight weeks was not an Chanhassen applied for and option. (See map) received grant money for the “If that happened,” Mike project. McNiel, manager of F resh Car ver County CommisSeasons Market, said, “the sioner Randy Maluchnik spoke grocery store wouldn’t survive and suggested a plan of action. the summer.” He proposed a meeting the

next morning with Victoria and Chanhassen city staff, and Carver County Engineer Lyndon Robjent, to explore construction alternatives for the underpass. The group also compiled a list of requests to be presented to MnDOT project engineers and managers: The shortest timeframe for full closure of Highway 5 between Highway 41 and County Road 11 without access to Stieger Lake Lane is one weekend as originally understood by the business community; The pedestrian underpass be removed from the project if the full closure is more than one weekend. Pipe replacements be directionally bored to reduce closure impacts. The bridge replacement be expedited to allow for access from the west. To make as many components of the project concurrent as possible, including turn lane improvements, pipe replacement and mill and overlay. Provide more details on the impact by other construction projects planned for 2012 including Highway 7 at County Road 11, Highway 41 underpass near the entrance to Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, Highway 11 extension south of County Highway 10 and Trunk Highway improvements in Waconia and Cologne. A defi nition of closure — if it will allow access by traffic, or only residents with direct access. And, the city will consider extending construction hours during the project to expedite the project.

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Temperatures rose for short bursts during a discussion Monday examining “compensated absences” for Chanhassen city employees. The Chanhassen City Council reviewed policies covering payments for accrued vacation, sick and comp time given to employees when they complete employment with the city. Similar to comparable cities, Chanhassen employees can accrue vacation time and unused sick time and receive compensation when they retire or depart. Currently, vacation can be accrued by an employee up to three times the maximum amount of annual vacation days. The maximum annual vacation amount is 27 days for an employee who has worked for the city 21 years or more. The maximum payout an employee could receive is 81 days of pay. Sick time is accrued at the rate of one day per month and accrual is capped at 600 hours. For employees with a balance exceeding 600 hours at the end of each calendar year, half of the balance above 600 hours is cashed out into an employee’s post retirement health care savings plan. At the time the employee leaves the city, half of the sick time balance is paid into the post retirement health care savings plan. The council identified compensated absences as a priority for review this year. Compared to 12 cities Chanhassen regularly uses for comparison, the amount of compensated absence payments payable — if all employees left the city simultaneously — is above average. Chanhassen’s payable balance is $948,000, compared to the 12city average of $870,000. According to City Manager Todd Gerhardt, the city has chosen to allow sick time ac-

JOIN THE CHAT SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON COMPENSATED ABSENCES crual in lieu of providing shortterm disability insurance to employees. The cost of a shortterm disability plan would be about $50,000 per year. While the city doesn’t include compensated absence balances in annual budgets, Gerhardt said the city has been able to absorb any costs associated with the payments. “Typically it takes six to eight weeks to replace an employee,” according to a staff report, “and in most cases, the new hire is paid a lower salary than the outgoing employee. Historically, this combination has offset the severance costs of the outgoing employee.”

VACATION CHANGE The council is leaning toward changing the cap for vacation accrual. Instead of allowing vacation to be accrued at t h ree ti mes t he a n nua l rate of vacation, the council indicated it would like that to be no more than two times the annual rate. In order to make the change, however, the city would need to either pay employees with high vacation accrual to reduce their vacation balance or approve a plan for employees to use their accrued vacation days. Staff is going to gather more data before coming back with a recommendation. Tempers got shor t a f ter Councilor Vicki Ernst brought detailed information to the meeting that included salary data for all 73 city employees. The rest of the council expressed reservations about circulating information with all employees’ names and salary information. And members

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Bringing neighbors together to keep local waters clean BY UNSIE ZUEGE

The Lake Minnewashta Preservation Association is sponsoring a community input session at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at Faith Lutheran Church, 7595 Minnewashta Parkway, Chanhassen. Organizers hope to bring residents living around Lake Minnewashta together to develop a sense of community, promote education about keeping the lake healthy, and create a lake management plan. According to Paul Quarberg, a member of the association, the LMPA originally formed in 1994 when lake residents were concerned with battling milfoil. It was a loosely organized group and has since become relatively inactive. There has been a group of about 50 households and people who contribute money to the association on an annual basis for weed treatment on lake. This year the group focused on education about zebra mussels. Two years ago, a core group of residents including Quarberg, Steve Gunther, asso ciation president, and Pete Plucinak started talking about reactivating the group. Since then the association has joined the Minnesota Waters Group, a nonprofit that promotes stewardship and management of

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Economy: Raise wages for a real recovery BY ELI MARKHAM

This summer we saw wild swings in the stock market, a last-minute debt deal, and even a rocking east coast earthquake. But one thing we didn’t see – from Memorial Day to Labor Day – is any improvement in the economy. There are 14 million Americans officially counted as unemployed -- many of them for over six months. If you count people who have given up looking for work, the number of Americans out of work climbs to over 17 million. Even people fortunate enough to keep their jobs have seen wages frozen or even cut. Families across the country are struggling to make ends meet. The future promises even more pain. As the funds from the federal stimulus package expire, state budgets are collapsing. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the total budget deficit from 42 states and the District of Columbia is $103 billion. One of the worst states is New Jersey, whose $10.5 billion gap is nearly 40 percent of its budget. Nearly every state is facing a budget crisis this year brought on by evaporating tax revenue. State governments across the country will be forced to cut local jobs -- teachers, state troopers and nurses -- to balance their budgets. So will municipal governments. Hundreds of thousands of laid-off state and city employees will join the 14 million already on the unemployment rolls. But one group is doing better than ever: corporations. By the third quarter of 2010, non-fi nancial corporate profits had recovered to $776 billion, or 5.3 percent of GDP -- the highest level since the dot-com bubble. Profits for large corporations have recovered more quickly and more strongly than any other part of the economy. Businesses that pay minimum wages are especially profitable right now. Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Sodexo, Yum Brands (the operator of Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell and other fast food chains) and Target all made greater profits last year than they averaged from 2002 to 2006. Why are corporations making record profits but not hiring new workers? It’s an economic problem: lack of demand. The average American has over $10,000 in debt. Their house value has

plummeted and they see no chance of getting a pay raise in the near future. As a result, they’re not likely to spend a lot of money. Businesses know that, so they aren’t investing in new technology or new employees. Instead they’re just hoarding cash, waiting for the day when consumers start spending again. But consumers aren’t going to start spending again until businesses start hiring and raising wages. It’s a classic collective action problem. Everyone -- including the corporations -- would be better off if they started hiring again, but each business is maximizing its own short-term profits by being thrifty. Their hoarding has put the economy in a hole. This was the same problem America faced during the Great Depression, and the government solved it with a massive fiscal stimulus. The government paid people to build bridges and tunnels and dams, which then gave them money to go out and spend. Unfortunately conservatives in Congress have decided to focus on the debt instead of the economy -- the equivalent of mowing the lawn while your roof is on fire -- and the large fiscal stimulus the country needs faces strong opposition in the House of Representatives. State governments, most of which are constitutionally mandated to run a balanced budget, are likewise unable to spend. But there’s a policy tool that costs the government nothing and could get the economy moving again: the minimum wage. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that President Obama’s 2008 campaign proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2011 would generate more than $60 billion in new consumer spending. Without some help, American workers can’t get themselves out of this hole, and each month we delay sees greater numbers of American workers losing their employment, more families depending on low-wage jobs, and greater numbers of American children going hungry. If we want to help Main Street recover, we should raise the minimum wage. Even if we are politically unable to do so at the federal level, raising the minimum wage state by state would still make a great difference. Markham is a researcher with The National Employment Law Project.


Inaction or deception? Monday evening the Chanhassen mayor and City Council held their normal untelevised work session at 5:30 preceding their regularly scheduled city televised meeting at 7 p.m. As usual anything of substance was put on the work session agenda for discussion off camera and out of the general public’s eye. Mayor Furlong has stated that any discussion or heated debate on any issues should be taken care of in the work sessions and not on camera. This is something I have never understood because open discussion is good as well as differences in opinion so that the voters can hear all sides. On the agenda was compensated absences. If you will recall I first exposed this practice back in 2010, stating the enormous unfunded liability it has created and continues to grow. As a result, the issue was placed on the council’s priority list for matters to be addressed in 2011. Well here we are almost at the end of 2011 and have adopted preliminary levy and been discussing budgets for months and nothing has been done to eliminate this practice or at least bring it under control. Monday evening it fi nally came up for discussion at the work session off camera. The only person that came prepared was Councilor Vicki Ernst. She presented facts and data. The mayor and the balance of the City Council were aghast. The problem is

the only thing they were aghast about was the fact they were discussing this with names, positions, salaries etc., which were outlined in Councilor Ernst’s data. I don’t know why they were especially aghast about this since it is all public information under the la. Something is really wrong with this picture. That’s probably why we weren’t seeing it on camera. What they should have been aghast about was the policy they have been allowing their staff to operate under with the accrual of unused vacation, unused sick leave and comp time creating more than a million dollars in unfunded liabilities and resulting in windfall payments to employees at rates much higher than what they have earned. No one else has such a liberal policy that creates huge windfalls to certain employees especially in the private sector. The 20 or so people in attendance at the work session were aghast and mad (after all, this is money out of their pockets as well as yours and mine) but at the same time almost openly laughing at their leadership. Come on people let’s cause change. Let’s turn out. Lei’s show support to help Councilor Vicki Ernst. She is the only council member that expressed concerns over the negative impact this liability has on Chanhassen taxpayers. Let’s change it now. Oh by the way let’s also demand that work sessions be put on camera so the voting public can see what’s going on.


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About us: The Chanhassen Villager, founded in 1987, is published by Southwest Newspapers, a division of Red Wing Publishing Company. We are an active member of the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the official newspaper for the city of Chanhassen. Published weekly on Thursdays; periodicals postage paid at Chaska, MN. POSTMASTER: Send change of address notice to the Chanhassen Villager, P.O. Box 8, Shakopee, MN 55379. Location: The Chanhassen Villager newsroom is located at 123 Second St. W. in Chaska. The mailing address is P.O. Box 99, Chanhassen, MN 55317. For general information call (952) 445-3333; send faxes to (952) 445-3335.

Five stress-buster lessons from the square watermelon BY CHERE BORK

A coaching client wrote, “When I left the house yesterday, without my shoes ... turned the car around to get my shoes ... and hit the road again with a can of soda (and still no shoes) ... I knew my mind was not where it’s supposed to be (yes, I went to the orthodontist, with my mortified child, shoeless). Note: There is no sign on the ortho’s door that says ‘No shirt, no shoes, no service’ so I felt like I could go right in. No one stopped me. And to make matters worse I was having what I thought was a good day. Someone told me it was stress. I have a little stress. I still have a job that pays the bills but it does cause me zits and sleepless nights! What do you think Chere?” Has this happened to you? You don’t think you are “stressed out” but everything you do seems to be a little more challenging or you forget the small stuff like where you parked or if you wore shoes or not. (That would be a big red flag for me) As a wellcoach one of the biggest complaints I hear is there is just too much to do and no time to do it. I often ask my audiences, “What is the biggest cause of stress?” Common answers are usually my spouse, my job, or my children. The biggest cause of your stress is your beliefs. They are not a fact, just your beliefs. There are two types of beliefs: positive beliefs and negative ones. You get to choose. You can change your belief from a negative to a positive one and you will notice more positivity, which affects your behavior.

BELIEFS > EMOTIONS > BEHAVIOR An example: I had a client who ate a whole sandwich (2 pieces of bread) for lunch. Her belief: “I’m a pig, I ate two pieces of bread.” She thought she



should only eat one slice of bread. She became frustrated and experienced negative emotions that created a “negative behavior” and she pigged out at her evening meal. My belief as a registered dietitian was “Great you ate a whole sandwich – a good source of fiber which fi lls you up.” If you positively believe eating two slices of bread was ok, your emotions would be positive and it would set you up to eat healthy your next meal instead of pigging out. We can learn a lot about beliefs from the square watermelon. Japanese grocery stores are really small with no room to waste. The Japanese farmers were told there is no room for your big fat watermelons. Instead of assuming the belief that nothing can be done, the farmers invented a square watermelon. The solution was they placed them in a square box when they are growing and the watermelon took the shape of the box. The grocery stores were happy, the consumers were happy as the watermelons didn’t take up so much space in their fridges and the Japanese farmers were ecstatic.


ways do what we always do. We are creatures of habits. But have you ever thought we always think what we always think? If you notice your beliefs “going south” or becoming negative ask yourself what is a positive belief about this? 2. Think of the most positive person you know. Ask yourself, what would they believe about this? I can guarantee it is probably not the same belief as yours. 3. Don’t assume. Often our beliefs are an assumption about something someone said. The Japanese farmers didn’t assume. Assumptions are not facts just beliefs and you can change your beliefs. 4. Respond don’t react. React feels like stepping two steps backwards. Respond feels like dancing two steps forward. Wouldn’t you r at her d a nc e t h a n wa l k b ackwards? I would. 5. Think the word “and” instead of the word “but.” “But” can make you feel stuck with a focus on what you need to overcome. “And” opens the door to possibilities and to the future and who you want to become. Notice your self talk. Your beliefs are not a fact, just your belief. Practice being a square watermelon for the next 30 days. I guarantee your life will be less stressful and more energized and I just bet you won’t forget your car keys or shoes again! If you ever see me in the grocery store without shoes you know I have a big problem! Chere Bork, MS RD is a health and life balance enthusiast, national speaker and Wellcoach from Eden Prairie, who helps people, discover their purpose to live happily and healthfully ever after. Her website is

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Mars and moon take center stage in October BY DEANE MORRISON

Take advantage of the clear, crisp nights to watch October’s celestial show. Headliners this year are Mars and the moon. About two hours before dawn on the 1st, grab your binoculars and look to the east. You’ll see the bright star Regulus, in Leo, and above and slightly to its right the reddish beacon of Mars. On that morning, the Red Planet appears in the midst of the lovely Beehive star cluster of Cancer—a stunning sight. Mars is a planet on the move, however. Throughout the month it pushes on toward Regulus, and in November the planet and star will have a close encounter. Jupiter is high and even more brilliant than usual, overpowering everything else in the sky with it.

The planet is at opposition on the 28th, when Earth glides between the planet and the sun. At that time Jupiter will appear opposite the sun in the sky, rising around sunset and setting near sunrise. No need to worry about fi nding it; if you go out later than an hour or so after sunset and face toward the south, it will be obvious. The full hunter’s moon will be a beauty, rising the evening of the 11th, only three hours before true fullness. This moon gets its name from the proximity of hunting season, which follows the fall harvest and the fattening of deer. The Great Square of Pegasus reaches its highest point in the south during the prime evening viewing hours. Look just below it for the dimmer but pleasing Circlet of Pisces, representing one of the fi shes in the constellation.

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The bright star far to the south is Fomalhaut, the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, the southern fi sh. The Summer Triangle of bright st a r s st i l l l i n ger s hi g h i n t he west after sunset. Recently, while searching the sky for extrasolar planets, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovered a Saturn-sized planet orbiting not one but two stars about 200 light-years from us. The stars circle each other at a distance of about 20 million miles while the planet, Kepler 16b, orbits them from a distance of 65 million miles from the center of the system. October closes with Halloween, an ancient Celtic holiday marking the start of the dark half of the year. Deane Morrison, with the University of Minnesota, can be contacted at

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publicnotices We are all responsible for addictions BY BRENDA FLURY GREIG

September is National Recovery Month. For those who are not chemically addicted, this may feel irrelevant. It is not. The pervasiveness of alcoholism and its horrific effects requires we cast a greater net of responsibility. In order to make a change in the recurring pattern of drunk driving, we all must get involved. Non-addicted people generally respond “It’s not my problem. If they can’t drink, that’s their issue.” Not so. The way we respond to addiction issues impacts us all. Drunk-driving fatalities claim hundreds of lives every year. Inevitably the news report will show images of smashed vehicles while interviewing family members of the deceased. The cry of their heart will be that the accident “didn’t need to happen…the person shouldn’t be driving drunk.” The mug shot wil l show the al leged

drunk driver while representatives from anti-drunk driving organizations will espouse the need for harsher consequences. Sadly, things have decidedly not changed over the years. Penalties for drunk driving have gotten stiffer but that is not the answer to stopping this epidemic. Alcoholism is so pervasive (one in ten people are alcoholic) and society’s use of alcohol is so widespread and accepted that the methods we have used to-date simply don’t work. Once someone begins putting alcohol into their system, their ability to make rational decisions (that they may otherwise make) becomes distorted. The more alcohol that is ingested, the more incapable one becomes of making appropriate decisions. At that juncture, threats of harsh penalties fall on deaf ears. It simply doesn’t work to reason with someone affected by the chemicals in alcohol.

Their capacities for reasoning and good decision making are impaired…period. So what will work? How can we change this horrific epidemic? 1. Learn about alcoholism… even if it isn’t a disease that affects you directly. It IS a disease that can kill you or your family member because it affects so many people. 2. Assess and take responsibility for your own attitudes and behaviors around alcohol. How you act impacts others. You can inf luence others to place less significance on alcohol at gatherings and events by taking simple steps (see Action Steps sidebar). If you provide alcohol, you are responsible. 3. Get involved. When you are at an event where alcohol is served, you are in a position to make a change. If someone has been drinking and intends to drive, stop them. Call the police if necessary but stop it

from happening. 4. Lobby for change in how alcohol is advertised. It is NOT just something that makes an event more fun. It IS a dangerous substance and its consequences are deadly. Insist that marketing illustrate both results of its consumption similar to the way tobacco is advertised today. 5. Support those who are in recovery. We have made alcoholism a social disgrace. NO ONE wants to be an alcoholic. It’s extremely difficult to live a life of sobriety in a sea of alcohol. Each and every thought, opinion, and action that you take makes a difference. This is an epidemic and it can only be changed by everyone getting involved. Go to for more information on how you can get involved. Brenda Flury Greig is a Chanhassen resident.

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: August 30, 2011 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection, in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Metropolitan Supply 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box: 7580 Quattro Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: MWS, Inc. – 7580 Quattro Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required

who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Signature: Steven R. Mitchell – General Manager Steven Mitchell - Contact Person 952-975-4963 Date: 08-29-2011 (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, September 29 and October 6, 2011; No. 4553)

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The many languages of justice system BY EDWARD LYNCH

When a young man appeared in court recently to respond to a minor traffic violation, I sensed an elevated level of anxiety. He answered “yes” when I asked him if he understood the rights I had explained at the beginning of the hearing, and he answered “yes” when I asked him if he understood the charges he faced. It was when I asked him whether he wanted to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges, and he answered “yes” again, that I realized the reason for the heightened anxiety: He did not understand me. This experience introduces a subject of increasing importance and concern for the courts throughout Minnesota and the nation: How can we provide meaningful access to justice to the growing population that does not understand English or for whom English is a second language? A survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau found that from 2006 to 2008 more than 120 languages were spoken in Minnesota and that almost 10 percent of the population in Minnesota did not speak English in their homes. When non-English-speaking people are involved in court proceedings, they have a right to understand what’s going on. Even people who can get by in social settings with their English skills may need assistance when they are involved in more formal court proceedings. (After two years of Spanish classes at a local community college, I may be comfortable ordering a cerveza at a cantina in Cancun,

but would not want to rely on my Spanish in a Mexico City courtroom with my freedom at stake.) In 2010, more than 2 5 , 8 0 0 he a r ings in MinEdward nesota courts Lynch requi red i nterpreters speaking more than 88 languages. During this same period, more than 4,500 hearings in the seven counties of the First Judicial District required interpreters speaking 48 languages to assist participants; an average of 18 hearings each day require an interpreter. W ho provides these services? In years past, the availability of interpreters was uncertain, and the skills of interpreters were mostly unknown. Friends and family members or contacts from cultural, religious or ethnic organizations would frequently serve as interpreters. Hearings often had to be continued until an interpreter could be located, increasing the delay, expense and inconvenience to everyone involved, not just the non-English-speaking participant. The major concern has not been expense or inconvenience, however, but whether the participants understand the proceedings. If the participant is a witness or a victim, understanding is important; if the participant is a defendant in a criminal matter, understanding is critical. The Minnesota Legislature recognized this

when it passed a law that declares it is “the policy of this state that the constitutional rights of persons disabled in communication cannot be fully protected unless qualified interpreters are available to assist them in legal proceedings.” Disputes involving some of the most important matters in peoples’ lives are brought into court for resolution. When a person’s freedom, family, property or safety is at risk, he or she has a right to understand completely and participate fully to obtain a just result. To ensure that non-Englishspeaking people are provided timely, meaningful access to justice and a fair opportunity to understand and participate in court hearings in Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court created the Court Interpreter Training and Certification Program, developed a Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters and established rules that explain the role of interpreters in court. As a result of this effort, more than 1,3 0 0 inter preters speaking more than 100 languages are now available to provide services to court participants. More than 750 of these interpreters have passed rigorous examinations and have been certified as interpreters in the 13 most common languages spoken in Minnesota. The courts in Minnesota have come a long way in responding to the needs and rights of non-English-speaking people in court proceedings. The cost of providing in-

terpreters for court hearings in Minnesota in 2010 was $1.9 million. The cost of providing these services in the First Judicial District in 2010 was more than $330,000. In an effort to control these costs, counties throughout the state and in the First Judicial District have been developing best practices, sharing resources and entering into contractual relationships with interpreters to provide reliable services at reasonable costs. In Carver County, for example, interpreters for certain languages are provided via interactive TV from Hennepin County. This reduces travel for the interpreter, allows the interpreter to provide services in several counties from the same location and results in significant cost savings. There will always be a certain level of anxiety associated with any court appearance, but the anxiety should not result from a lack of understanding. The Judicial Branch is taking proactive measures to ensure that qualified interpreters are available to protect the rights of the increasing number of non-English-speaking people involved in court proceedings in Minnesota. Justice should be available and understandable to all people. Fortunately, in Minnesota, it is. Edward Lynch is chief judge of the First Judicial District, which includes the counties of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley.


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Advancing research for Alzheimer’s cure Until a few years ago, Jerry Parks had a successful career with a construction company in Minnesota. But, while still in his early 50s, Jerry had to retire because he was experiencing short-term memory loss. Originally misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Jerry eventually learned he was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Jerry is not alone. Close to 5.5 million Americans, including nearly 100,000 Minnesotans, are currently living with this degenerative brain disease. These numbers will grow dramatically in the coming years with the aging of the Baby Boom generation, sometimes knows as the “silver tsunami.” By 2030, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s will likely double from what it is today. The financial costs of providing care to those afflicted by this disease are huge. Total payments this year for health care, long-term care and hospice care connected with Alzheimer’s will exceed $180 billion. And dollar figures account for only a portion of the real costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’s, because most care is provided by family members. These formidable statistics about Alzheimer’s tell only part of the story. Behind the numbers are real people living with Alzheimer’s or helping care for someone with the disease. They are people like Jerry Parks and his wife, Karen, who now helps care for him. Or Julie Allen, who began experiencing memory



problems five years ago at age 52, but only last year was finally diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is such a frustrating disease in part because scientists still do not know exactly what causes it, or how to prevent it, or how to cure it. In recent years, though, there have been scientific breakthroughs that promise to answer these questions. Last month I invited Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, to meet with Minnesotans concerned about Alzheimer’s. He also visited the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hodes described some of the leading-edge Alzheimer’s research, much of it happening in Minnesota. At the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ronald Petersen and his team can now use advanced brain imaging to identify individuals at the very earliest stage of the disease in order to intervene with drugs or other therapies that could delay the onset or slow the progression of the disease. It is no coincidence that the

all-time winningest coach in U.S. college basketball history, Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee, went to Mayo for her early diagnosis of dementia. And Dr. Petersen’s recent appointment as chair of the national Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services means that his cutting edge research will only continue to help us better understand this disease. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Karen Hsiao Ashe’s research with mice is considered by many to be the “gold standard” for Alzheimer’s research. Her work has helped to better identify the cause of memory loss in Alzheimer’s and has been used by her colleagues across the country to help develop new treatments, preventive therapies, and possible cures to this disease. Other pioneers include Dr. Frank LaFerla from the University of California, Irvine. Studying mice and the use of healthy stem cells, Dr. LaFerla is charting new ground in the potential of neural stem cell therapy to treat and possibly cure Alzheimer’s disease. And finally, several months ago, for the first time in 27 years the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association issued new criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer’s and new research guidelines to reflect the latest research on the disease. Further innovative research on this disease is essential and it depends on the National Institute on Aging, which sponsors three-quarters

of our nation’s research on Alzheimer’s. Focusing more on Alzheimer’s research is the right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing to do. Between now and 2050, Alzheimer’s will cost the U.S. an estimated $20 trillion. We could cut that by almost half with a treatment that delayed the onset of Alzheimer’s by just five years, similar to what we see with anti-cholesterol drugs in preventing heart disease. For example, a recent study conducted at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center showed that early testing may more than pay for itself, as people diagnosed with the disease may be less likely to be treated for other illnesses. The study found that patients diagnosed with dementia through screening reported 13 percent less in health costs in the first year of treatment. That’s why I’m a cosponsor of the bipartisan Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act, which would strengthen federal support for Alzheimer’s research and increase the focus on scientific opportunities with the best likelihood of producing clinical treatments or, even better, a cure for the disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the toughest medical, economic, and social challenges we face in the years ahead. It’s essential for our future that we support the basic medical research that is our only hope for a true breakthrough to attack this mind-ravaging disease. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar represents the state of Minnesota.

Chanhassen Lions

Furniture Collection for the

Bridging Group Donate your used furniture, beds, bedding, dishes and many other items such as children’s toys. (No TVs, large appliances or microwaves.)

Saturday, October 1st 8:00 a.m. to Noon Chanhassen American Legion 290 Lake Drive East Chanhassen Items need to be of reasonable quality, clean, undamaged and in good condition. Not worn beyond respectable life.

For More Information Call: Chairperson

Jim Way 612-282-5279 201332

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CARVER COUNTY The Chanhassen Villager is on the web. Filling the homestead market value credit gap LIVESREMEMBERED BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

Marjorie Mae (Siewert) Breen

Bud Vogel, 92, of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Victoria, passed away Thursday Sept. 22, 2011 in Paradise Valley, AZ. Mass of Christian Burial Friday Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria with the Rev. Bob White as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Final Resting Place St. Victoria Catholic Cemetery. Bud was born May 16, 1919 in Chaska, the son of Anton and Katherine (Van Sloun) Vogel. Bud was baptized and confirmed in the Christian Faith and Sept. 26, 1942 he was united in marriage to Irene Ann Wellens. Bud graduated from Chaska High School, worked at the Arboretum and was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served the European Theater in W.W. II. He was discharged Sept. 30, 1945. After he was discharged he started work as an accountant for the Victoria Lumber Co. and manager for MN Victoria Oil Co. In 1967 Bud was appointed postmaster of Victoria and in 1976 was postmaster of Chanhassen Post Office. He retired Jan. 1, 1984. His favorite job was working at Deer Run Golf Course after his retirement. Golf was one of his favorite sports and being with all the players in the beautiful setting was a time he really enjoyed. Bud moved from his home in Victoria to Paradise Valley, April of 2010. Bud was involved in many activities while residing in Victoria—Victoria Lions Club, Fire Department, Parish Council, Chanhassen Legion, Commercial Club, Chaska V.F.W. Bud was always very devoted to his family, generous and caring to all people around him, and touched so many people’s lives. We will always carry his memory in our hearts. Bud is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Katherine Vogel; brother, Romie Vogel. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene, four days short of 69 years; children, Tom Vogel and wife Tammie of Cordova, TN, Carol Walker and husband Steve of Greensboro, GA, Chuck Vogel and wife Hilary of Paradise Valley AZ; grandchildren, Robb Vogel and wife LuAnne, Stephanie Nead husband Mike, Melissa Walker, Cathleen Adams and husband Chad, Jodi Viau and husband Josh, Jessica Hammons; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Nead, Bennett Nead, Duncan Vogel, Owen Adams, Gage Adams; sisterin-law, Joyce Schneider of Chaska; brothers-in-law Roy Wolff of Augusta, Robert Arnst of Cologne; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paradise Valley Senior Retreat, 4801 E. Beryl Ave., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, MN;

Marjorie Breen, 89, of Chaska, died WSednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at Cokato Manor Nursing Home. Funeral service was held at Bertas Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Sept. 23 with the Rev. Orville Olson officiating. Burial of remains will be at St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Chaska. Marjorie Siewert was born June 4 1922 in Chaska to Bruno and Amelia Siewert. She was an only child. She was baptized at St Johns Lutheran Church in Chaska July 2, 1922 and confirmed at St Johns Lutheran Church in Chaska April 5, 1936. She graduated from Chaska High School in 1940. Marjorie was married to James W. Breen Feb. 1 1946 in Chaska. They had daughters Janice and Bonnie. James had a son, James, from a previous marriage. Marjorie grew up in Chaska. After high school she moved to the Twin Cities and lived with her Aunt Min. She attended beauty school and worked as a beautician for several years. She also worked at the munitions plant in Arden Hills where she met her future husband. She married James Breen after he returned from the Navy in 1946 and had they two daughters. She worked as an editor for Maid of Scandinavia, working from the very start of that company with the owner when he had the business still in his home. She worked as the company grew. She retired in the 1970’s and she and her husband moved to the lake place at Nisswa MN. She and her husband were very active with bridge groups. After the death of her father, she and her husband moved back to Chaska and lived in the family home for several years. She then moved with her husband to Eden Prairie and lived there until her husband Jim died. After a bout with cancer, she went into care in 2006 and remained in care until her death. Preceding her in death was her mother and father, Amelia Siewert in 1970 and Bruno Siewert in 1980; her husband, James W. Breen in 1989; her granddaughter, Debi Pradmore in 2011; multiple aunts and uncles. Survivors include daughter, Jan Dreke and her husband Gary; their twin daughters, Amy Dreke and Heather Sells and her husband Tyler and their sons, Weston and Keaton, daughter, Bonnie Zarns and husband George, their two sons Matthew and his wife Melissa and their children Alex, Brady, Melanie and Mara; stepson, James W. Breen and his wife Thelma with two surviving daughters, Nancy Aleksuk and her husband, Steve, Susan Hinds and her husband, Rodger and their three children Funeral arrangements were with The Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.


Bud Vogel

Next month, homeowners will be receiving property tax statements that will give an indication of how local governments’ plans for 2012 will affect their pocketbooks. This tax season promises to be a doozy. Minnesota, which already has one of the most complex property-tax systems in the country, has a new wrinkle this year courtesy of the state Legislature. To help solve the state’s bud get shor t fa l l, l aw m a kers abolished the homestead residential market value credit program. By eliminating the credit, the state was able to save about $ 260 million annually. The savings, however, comes at the expense of local taxpayers, who would pick up the tab assuming local governments maintain current budgets. Some local governments have taken steps to fi ll the gap created by the law change. Carver County, for instance, is redirecting nearly $1 million of state aid earmarked for capital projects to cover the loss from the homestead credit change. That should keep the county portion of the tax bill fl at for the average homeowner in the county. The city of Chanhassen is also attempting to mitigate the effect of the state law change by redirecting $175,000 to fi ll the void, according to Chanhassen Finance Director Greg Sticha. But c om mu nic ati n g t he t a x message is more cha llenging this year because the affect of the state legislative change varies for each property depending on a variety of factors, including how much property value changed in the past year. On Tuesday, the Carver County Board received details on how this year’s legislation


SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PROPERTY TAXES affects county government. Keith Carlson, director of the Metropolitan Inter-County Association (MICA), called the homestead credit change the biggest change in the state’s proper t y t a x system si nce 2002. “It will cause tax rates to go up without you or schools or cities changing budgets,” Carlson said. Carlson said $ 3.9 million will not flow to the county, cities and townships in Carver County as a result. Schools are not affected by the change, he said. He said Carver County is in the minority in terms of a county trying to backfill the funding gap. Out of the 13 counties MICA represents, only two — including Carver County — are attempting to fi ll the void, Perhaps worse yet, Carlson explained, is that the legislative action this year did not put the state on fi rm fi nancial footing. “They left behind a fiscal time bomb,” he said, with a large deficit projected for next session. That could mean additional funding cuts to areas such as health and human services in the coming years, he said. Carver County Board Chairman Randy Maluchnik wondered if residents can expect the Legislature to take action to make the state’s property tax system more understandable. Based on history and lawmakers’ willingness to create special taxing categories for small clusters of properties, Carlson said, “I’m frankly pessimistic.”

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Shepherd of the Hill continues discussion series in October BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

Shepherd of Hill Presbyterian Church fires up a new dialogue series starting Tuesday, Oct. 4, called “The Good Society: Beyond Shutdowns.” “There is no more important issue on the table both locally and nationally than the function of representative democracy,” said Gordon Stewart, pastor at Shepherd of the Hill. The dialogue series comes on the back of a three-week state shut-down in Minnesota and a close call with the federal government. Stewart said the first evening “Representative Democracy: Beyond Shutdowns – let your voice be heard” addresses the question of what we expect of the people we elect to office. “The conundrum we’re dealing with is the natural tension between principle and compromise,” he said. “To what extent do we expect those representatives to stand by their positions no matter what and to what extent do we expect them to enter into a wider discussion in the best interest of all? The series kicks off with a

discussion of representative democracy with the Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget Jim Schowalter, who served for both the Mark Dayton and Tim Pawlenty administrations. “He’s going to tell us what happened [with the shut-down], what are the results of the settlement that ended the stalemate,” said Stewart. Stewart is also issuing an open invitation to local and state representatives for the Oct. 4 event. But he hopes to keep the conversation focused on what the voters’ expectations are. “An old adage says, ‘If you see a turtle sitting up on a fence post, you can be pretty sure it didn’t get up there by itself.’ We put them there,” said Stewart. “The Good Society is one where principle and compromise are daily practices among its citizens as well as those we put on the fence posts,” he added. “I hope to have a very lively conversation.” The conversation will continue Nov. 1 when the series tackles “Polarization and Civility: A pollster’s look at recent trends.” Bill Morris, a pollster

with Decision Resources, will be on hand to talk about trends in voter attitudes. On Dec. 6, the discussion focuses on “The Responsible Citizen and Informed Electorate” and what it means to be an educated voter. The series wraps up on Feb. 7 with “The Good Society and Spirituality.” Stewart plans to assemble a variety of religious leaders to offer their tradition’s vision for “The Good Society.” Speakers and locations for the series have not yet been announced for all of the evenings. Stewart said those interested in attending should visit the Shepherd of the Hill website for more information. All events are free and open to the public. “This is a community program,” emphasized Stewart. “The dialogues started because of our commitment to the town hall square,” he continued. “The church was a meeting house where people came together to discuss the wellbeing of the town. When we do the dialogues, this is not a place of worship.” All four events will be taped and aired on the community television channels.

atres and Regis Salons will participate in the following ways: I CDT will donate a portion of all October ticket sales to benefit the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. I CDT has created specialty “pink” cocktails and desserts with a portion of those sales donated to the American Cancer Society. I CDT employees and friends have formed a team to walk in Making Strides Against Breast

Cancer, a 3-mile ceremonial walk around Lake Nokomis on Saturday, Oct 15. For more information, contact Chanhassen Dinner Theatres at (952) 934-1500. CDT audience members may choose to participate: I Get your hair cut on Saturday, Oct. 1 at any participating Regis Salon. A portion of proceeds go directly to Regis’ Clip For The Cure event and the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

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Six inches from a Homecoming win BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Standing 30 yards away from the end zone, Chanhassen seniors Nathan Holasek and Sam Grausam witnessed fi rst hand the potential game-winning kick as the clock ticked to zero Friday during the Homecoming game with Holy Angels. “It looked straight as an arrow,” Holasek said. “I thought it was good,” Grausam added. It almost felt like a storybook ending. Once down 28-7, Chanhassen stormed back to pull within two points in the fi nal quarter in front of a standing room-only crowd. Senior captain Maverick Edmunds, who did everything else in his power to rally the Storm, including a 46-yard run and an interception return in a matter of three plays in the fourth quarter, lined up for the winning field-goal attempt with two seconds to play. After a Stars’ timeout, Edmunds struck the ball perfectly from the right hash, but the 45-yard field goal missed wide left by a football length as Holy Angels held on for the 35-33 win Friday. “Six inches. That’s all it was,” Holasek said. It was a wild game where offenses dominated defenses. Alone in the first half, Holy A n gel s (4 - 0 ) c ompi le d 3 0 6 yards on five possessions. The Stars jumped out to a 21-0 lead through one quarter. Chanhassen, though, never quit. “We came out and they were really fast. I guess we just didn’t adjust to that right away. We came out a little flat. We didn’t come out as hard as we needed,” Holasek said. “I think we started to see a change in that second quarter and defi nitely the second half. That defensive touchdown really got us going,” Grausam said. Behind Edmunds and quarterback Ryan McGuire, the Storm scored twice in the second quarter and kept coming throughout the second half. The fi rst touchdown came on a

fumble recovery from Grausam in the end zone to cut the lead to 21-7. “It was one of those moments where you’re like, ‘wow, there is the ball.’ We practice with fumble recoveries you don’t try to pick it up, you just land on it,” the Storm linebacker said. Down 35-19 heading into the fourth quarter, Edmunds put Chanhassen on his back. Despite playing banged up, which included a gash below his lip, he found paydirt on fourth-andsixth from the Storm 44, breaking two tackles on a gut run to pull the Storm within eight after the two-point conversion. Two offensive plays later, Edmunds read the eyes of Stars quarterback Sam Keis, intercepting the bubble screen pass and running it in for 20 yards with 9:30 to play. The two-point conversion was knocked down, maintaining a two-point lead for the Stars. “Practice and everything, he’s the kid that gives 100 percent all of the time,” said Holasek on Edmunds. “We just love everything about him. I refer to him as the Energizer Bunny because he never stops.” “If the whole defense is down, he’s the guy that comes in there and gets us all pumped up and ready to go,” Grausam said. “Like tonight, he came in and got that interception and that really got us going again.” Edmunds fi nished with 182 total yards of offense, which included five catches for 95 yards and 11 rushes for 87 yards. Holy Angels, which had only 105 offensive yards in the second half, including 20 in the final quarter, couldn’t move the ball. That allowed Chanhassen to take position again deep in their own territory with 3:59 to play. McGuire found Jared Lea, who pitched it to Edmunds on the hook-and-ladder play for 44 yards to the Stars’ 38. The drive stalled, though, as Holy Angels took the clock down to seven seconds before setting up for a punt. Chanhassen brought the rush and blocked the punt, falling on the ball with two seconds remaining.


Maverick Edmunds (10) celebrates after scoring his second touchdown in three plays on a 20-yard interception during the fourth quarter of Friday’s 35-33 loss to unbeaten Holy Angels. Also pictured are Brandon Martinez (20) and Jack Biebighauser (5). The field-goal team rushed onto the field and after a Holy Angels timeout, Edmunds, who three times booted a kickoff into the end zone, struck the ball perfectly. The kick had the leg from 45 yards out, but just missed wide left, sending the Stars into celebration. “We played like a veteran team in the second half like we are. Sadly for the kids we haven’t won a football game, but we’re guaranteed five more. We appreciate the support from the community and we want them to know we’re battling. We’re going to keep on doing what we believe in. I love this staff and love these kids,” said Chanhassen coach Bill Rosburg.


“Part of our pre-game speech was that we are wounded a little bit. We can either go two ways. We either crawl into that swamp or you come out here and play. And we did fight. Nobody made that decision to jump in the swamp,” Rosburg added. McGuire had a breakout game in his first varsity season, throwing for a career-high 216 yards on 14-of-21 passing with 29 rushing yards and two

Stars of the Game The first goes to Maverick Edmunds, who was the biggest reason the Storm had a chance to win in the final seconds. The senior led the team in rushing and receiving, returned an interception for a touchdown and booted three kickoffs into the end zone. The interior front-eight of the Chanhassen defense gets the second star for their improved play in the second half. The Stars had just 20 yards in the fourth quarter. The final star goes to quarterback Ryan McGuire, who played his best game of the season, throwing for 200-plus yards and rushed in a pair of scores.

touchdowns. “He’s so capable. None of this is a surprise at all. He’s as talented as anyone and I’ve done this a long time,” the Storm coach said. Chanhassen is 0-4 despite

losing three conference games by a margin of seven points. The Storm travel to Northfield (2-2) in week five this Friday. The Raiders lost to Red Wing 14-7 last week – the first loss to the Wingers since 2002.



Swinging for a Missota title and more

Riesgraf signs with D1 Bemidji State University


Chanhassen entered the 2011 season with high expectations, returning all 10 players from last year’s varsity lineup. But after seven duals, the Storm sat with a record of 3-4 following a tough loss to rival Shakopee Sept. 8. Since competing in the premier tennis tournament in the state in Rochester, Chanhassen has regrouped, winning seven straight matches, including conference victories over New Prague 6 -1, Chaska 6 -1 and Northfield 6-1. “So far, we’ve worked on a lot of doubles combinations and tried to fi nd what works. We have a couple of lineups now that we believe we can lean on and be successful,” said captain Ashley Kemp. “We are starting to peak at the right time and I think we are setting ourselves up very nicely to make a strong showing when the month of October rolls around,” Chanhassen coach Jim Mason said. The Storm have made a lastseason push despite playing many of the matches without top player Katie Mattson, who has been out with an illness. “It’s been a learning experience. We’ve been used to her as being our leader and now other girls have to step into that role,” Kemp said. “It has been hard without Katie. She comes to practice a couple of times a week and that’s good. We have a lot more fun when she’s here.” “She’s been gone so much that we’ve had to learn how to operate without her,” senior Kate Gerike said. “We love having her here and she hasn’t been here as much. She’s a leader within in the school and when she’s not here at practice we cope without her.” Without one of their top

players, the Storm have had to adjust their lineup more than Mason would like. “They have all had to make sacrifices during the absence of their senior leader and best player from last year’s team. I have girls playing out of position, playing doubles when singles is obviously their strength, and playing with doubles partners who I did not ever envision them playing with. The bottom line is that they have bonded as a team and have chosen to make sacrifices for the betterment of the team,” he said. “This is a very special group of girls who have made a commitment to being a team fi rst, and worrying about individual results second. And, I think the results we have had both with and without Katie speak very loudly as to the type of girls I have been so very fortunate to coach,” Mason added. Kemp is one of the players that has moved around the most. She has played in the second and third singles position as well as all three doubles spots this season. “I enjoy being able to play different positions. Before I really enjoyed doubles, but now I’m liking singles more. So it’s been a good change,” she said. Despite moving around in the lineup, she has posted seven victories. Gerike is second on the team in victories with 13, which includes a perfect 6-0 record in conference play. Playing with fellow senior Caitlin Matson at No. 1 doubles in most matches, the duo is 5-1 together. Overall, the pairing is 8-3 on the season. “I’ve always kind of pushed for singles, but doubles is comfortable. I’ve been with a couple different partners this season, but I think Caitlin and I have started to figure out how we work together and developed a rhythm,” said Gerike, who


Six Chanhassen seniors close out their final regular season tennis seasons this week with a road match at Red Wing today. They are from left, Kate Gerike, Michaela Weispfennig, Katie Mattson, Ashley Kemp, Caitlin Matson and Anna Lano. played with Michaela Weispfennig for most of the 2010 season at No. 1 doubles. The Storm sit at 5-1 in the Missota Conference with one remaining match at Red Wing today. If Red Wing beat Shakopee on Tuesday, today’s match with the Wingers would be for a share of the conference title. “We set some team goals at the beginning of the season and that was one of them. I think we can do it. We have a strong team. It will be a big one,” said Kemp on today’s match. With only one match remaining in the regular season, both Gerike and Kemp know the seniors’ season is coming to a close in a few weeks. “When I started I knew nothing of fi gure skating, but because Anna (Lano) is a figure skater, she’s talked me about it. I wouldn’t say we all have a lot in common, but through the years we’ve grown to figure out what everyone’s interests are and now that’s what we have in common,” Gerike said. “These girls, we’ve grown

together as a family,” Kemp said. “Honestly, I don’t think we’ve had one piece of drama and that’s good. Being a new school and a new team, a lot of the girls never had played tennis, and I think we’ve grown together as a team. It’s been a pretty amazing last couple of years.”

DOMINATING PERFORMANCES Chanhassen concluded last week with victories over Chaska and Buffalo, winning 13 of 14 matches. The Storm dominated at almost every position as Hayley Haakenstad and Lauren Weikle won 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1, respectively, at the top singles positions. Brooke Lapinski also won 6-2, 6-0 over Lauren Willkom at No. 4 singles. Gerike and Matson rolled at No. 1 doubles 6-0, 6-3, while Megan Huggett and Kaitlin Storo took down the Chaska duo 6-1, 6-1 in the third doubles position. Chaska’s lone point came at No. 3 singles where Allie Reineke beat Kemp 6-2, 6-2.

Brady Riesgraf has yet to play a shift for the Fargo Force in the United States Hockey League, but he has decided which college he will attend after his USHL career. Riesgraf, a Chaska native, committed to Bemidji State University Sept. 18, becoming the second Force player/prospect to commit to the Beavers this summer, and the third player in Force history to commit to the program. Riesgraf is an offensively gifted defenseman that played for Holy Family Catholic last season. He scored 16 times and added 38 assists for an impressive 54-point senior campaign. He scored five times on the power play last year, and that is one of the things that attracted Fargo in the fi rst place. The Force was in need of a power play defenseman when the 2011 USHL Entry Draft came around. The team took Riesgraf to potentially fill that role for the 2011-12 season. After the team’s tryout camp, Assistant Coach Jesse Davis said the team still plans to use Riesgraf plenty in power play situations. “We are very excited for Brady,” Davis said in a text message. “He has had a lot of college interest for a while now, so it is great for him find the right school.” Riesgraf is listed at 5-11, 16 0 pounds on the Fargo Force 28-man roster. The Chaska native has the ability to be a leader and he has a very high-end skill set. Riesgraf was the captain at Holy Family last season and he says that his best attributes on the ice are his vision, quickness, and puckhandling skills.


Chaska native Brady Riesgraf, a Holy Family Catholic graduate, recently committed to play for Division I Bemidji State University beginning in either 2012 or 2013. Riesgraf will spend this season playing for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League.

“These things together help give me the ability to quarterback plays and create opportunities in the offensive zone,” Riesgraf said. Byron Pool, an assistant coach for Fargo, spoke very highly of Riesgraf this summer saying he has Paul Coffey-like moves and speed. All Coffey did was play 1,409 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 396 goals and amassing more than 1,500 points. Riesgraf joins Jake Areshenko and Brendan Harms as Force players/prospects to commit to BSU. Areshenko will start his junior year with the Beavers this fall. Harms, who is on Fargo’s affi liate list, committed to Bemidji State earlier this summer.

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Pool records fall as Storm show dominance BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Kaia Grobe said, “When you know what you’re going after, it makes it easier to go after.” The Chanhassen freshman knew exactly what she was going for Sept. 22 in a dual with Northfield – three pool records. Grobe achieved the mark in all three races in a 101-85 victor y over the Gators to improve to 3-0 in the Missota Conference. Grobe broke a 16-year record in the 50-yard freestyle with a swim of 24.12 to eclipse the mark of 24.65 set by Apple Valley’s Jenny Riggs in 1995. Later in the meet, the Storm freshman topped the 2008 time of All-American swimmer Rachel Bootsma of Eden Prairie in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.08. “I was really happy when I touched the wall and saw the time. (Coach Kristen Nicholson) was freaking out, so it was pretty cool to do it,” Grobe said. The Chanhassen 200-yard freestyle relay beat the old pool

record with a swim of 1:41.50; however, Northfield was just a bit better (1:40.12) to set the new mark. The pool records weren’t the only story, though. Sophomore Shelby Holmes won a pair of individual events, including a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the 200-yard freestyle. Trailing Northfield’s Grete Baker after almost every turn, Hol mes tu r ned on the jets to pass the Gator freshman during the fi nal length of the pool. “I knew it was going to be close. I got two goals done with that swim. I wanted to fi nish fi rst and break two minutes, so that was really good,” Holmes said. Nicholson said Holmes is one of the most determined swimmers she has coached. “When Kristen says we need a win, I just acknowledge it and know what I’m shooting for and that helps me go for it,” she said. Holmes won the 500 freestyle by 32 seconds with a time of 5:25.23. Kylie Dahlgren added a pair of wins in the 200 individual


medley (2:18.67) and 100 backstroke (1:03.09), while Bridgette Grobe took the 100 breaststroke (1:11.17). Chanhassen also went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay. Relays are something the Storm have excelled in this season. “I probably li ke t he 2 0 0 medley and 200 freestyle relays (the best) because they are so fast. It is just so exciting. You don’t have to pace yourself – you just go after it,” Holmes said.

FRIENDS DO DUEL Wit h Fa r mi ng ton a nd Northfield out of the way, the rest of the conference schedule doesn’t present much of a challenge for the deep and talented Storm. But that doesn’t mean Chanhassen has nothing to swim for the next three weeks. Nicholson said the team will



Shelby Holmes swam a season-best time of 1:59.64 in the 200-yard freestyle event Thursday in a dual victory over Northfield. Holmes beat Gators swimmer Grete Baker by four-tenths of a second. shoot for more records this week in a dual with pool mates Chaska. The Storm will stack the three relays and go for all three records. The meet with the Hawks is also special because the two teams practice every day together. Even after the split last fall, Chanhassen and Chaska share the same pool and the

same coach. “ We ’ r e a l l r e a l ly g o o d friends, so we don’t look at it as a true competition,” Holmes said. “We practice with them every day, so we know they have really good competitors on their varsity. The fastest swimmers practice in lane six and there are three Chan girls and three Chaska girls, so both

teams are talented.” Nine seniors – five from Chanhassen in April Nault, Korryn Downey, Olivia Weber, Sophie Cone and Rachel Mikkonen and four from Chaska in Kirsten Augdahl, Elizabeth Donnelly, Michelle Dehnke and Caitlin Gilliland – will be honored before the 5 p.m. meet today.


Rebuilding program no more New weapon for the unbeaten Fire BY ERIC KRAUSHAR


Karl Katzenberger entered the Minnetonka vol leybal l program this summer after spending five years at Robbinsdale Armstrong with a project – turning around a program that compiled a 59-771 record during the previous five seasons. At the mid-point of the season, the Skippers are making people take notice – this isn’t the same Minnetonka team. “We value high-level play over wins and losses. Our success in comparison to recent seasons is a testament to their hard work. All summer they were killing themselves during their vacation with the idea that if we put in the work we’re going to see the success on the cour t. I’m so proud of the kids – they’re doing everything we ask of them,” Katzenberger said. The coach didn’t take any credit following Thursday’s 3 - 0 swe ep at Holy F a m i ly Catholic in Victoria. Instead, he def lected all of the accolades to the Skippers squad, including senior setter Rachel Hugo. “Everything is so different this year and it’s for the better,” said Hugo, one of two seniors on the roster. “We beat Hopkins in five games and that hasn’t happened in a long time. That, in itself, boosted everyone’s confidence. It’s unbelievable to have such an amazing senior year and I couldn’t have asked for a better senior gift then to have a team like I do.” Mi n neton ka st a r ted t he s e a s on w it h fou r st r a i g ht wi ns, i ncludi ng f ive - ga me victories over Jorda n a nd last yea r’s Class A A st ate runner-up Hutchinson. Lately, the Skippers beat Hopkins in five games and also took No. 10-ranked Eden Prairie and Edina to five games only to be defeated. The victory over Hopkins was the fi rst since Sept. 4, 2007 – a streak of seven straight losses over the Royals. Minnetonka added a tournament victory at Richfield over the weekend – beating Minnepolis South, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Northfield and Faribault in the championship – to improve the record to 12-5 heading into Tuesday’s tilt with conference foe Wayzata. “We certainly don’t try to


Minnetonka senior setter Rachel Hugo (3) had options of passing the ball to Sara Reiskytl (8) and Renee Hoffman (5) during a first-game set Thursday at Holy Family Catholic.

out-fancy folks. We just try to beat them at the fundamentals,” Katzenberger said. “We feel like we have good options at the net. We practice and preach fundamentals. We just feel like if we bring our ‘A’ game that we can compete with anybody.” Much of t he success for Minnetonka has come in balance, and that balance was on display in the victory at Holy Family. A fter winning game one 25-18 on a Hugo setter kill, the senior found three different hitters for kills to gain a 5-0 lead early in game two. For the match, five players had at least three kills. “I’m getting so much support from my back row. It just makes my job easier. And then having three girls in the front row that I have confidence in, if I need an instant kill I know that I can go to any of them,” said Hugo, who had 29 set assists and five aces in the match. “For us to have such a young team, for them to step it up and take on the responsibility is unbelievable.” “They do a great job with that fi rst contact and it makes


Rachel’s job a lot easier,” said Katzenberger on the improved defensive play of the Skippers. “She’s done a great job with the second contact and it makes the third look so good.” T he ot her senior, Renee Hoffman, leads the Skippers with 180 kills. She helped Minnetonka finish off game two with a kill at 25-8. The Skippers jumped out to a 16-5 lead on back-to-back aces from Mikaela Purnell, but the Fire did rally, cutting the lead at 22-20. Hannah Schonhardt had five kills and an ace block during the stretch in which Holy Family outscored Minnetonka 7-1. Hof f m a n close d out t he match at 25-20 on her 12th kill of the match. Hannah Weidner chipped in 11 kills, while Ida Steingas had 10. Schonhardt led the Fi re with nine kills, while Abbie Clough added three kills.

Michael Fritz wanted to compete in the 7-on-7 summer passing league with the Holy Family Catholic team at Crown College. Offensive lineman, though, are not needed. So the Fire senior shifted to tight end with good results. So much so that the coaching staff said be ready to play both center and tight end this season. A fter playing the first two weeks at center, setting up a bond with quarterback Michael Roane, asked to play tight end the past two weeks, scoring twice now, the Holy Family Catholic senior likely won’t be going anywhere soon. Fritz’s 85-yard catch-andrun in the second quarter proved to be the game-winner as the Fire defeated previously unbeaten No. 10 New London-Spicer 17-6 Friday in Victoria. “I was excited to get a chance to get the ball. I didn’t know what would happen,” said Fritz on what he thought when the coaches told him of the move before the New Ulm game in week three. “We’re just trying to switch things up – our coaches like to experiment. They say it’s like a puzzle. We have to figure out how each piece fits the best.” Roane threw a 25 -yard pass to Tommy Hanson in the fi rst quarter for the early 7-0 lead, but the Wildcats got a score themselves on a quarterback sneak from one yard out to pull within 7-6. Needing a big play, Roane and Fritz hooked up for a long catch-and-run. “We noticed they were blitzing an extra guy, so I just ran my route and ran as fast I could once I caught the ball,” said Fritz about his 85-yard catch. “I was a little winded. I’m the long snapper on extra points and I was breathing pretty heavily. The guy next to me thought I was going to die.” That was all Holy Family needed, as a Roane 32-yard field goal late in the fi rst half were the fi nal points. Roane passed for a career-high 208 yards and also rushed 24 times for a teamhigh 87 yards. Fritz was the leading receiver with three catches for 106 yards, while


Tommy Hanson caught his team-leading third touchdown catch of the season as Holy Family Catholic improved to 4-0 with a 17-6 win over New London-Spicer Sept. 23. Esko (3-1) comes to Victoria for Homecoming this week. Hanson also had three catches for 53 yards. The connection between Roane and Fritz is more than a quarterback-center relationship – they are good friends off the field. “We’ve been good friends for a while. We hang out almost every day. He even calls my mom ‘mom,’” said Fritz on Roane. Sam Burrows had a fumble recovery on defense, while Fritz, Tanner Steen and Connor Byrnes each had a sack. Holy Family, ranked No. 4 in last week’s Class AAA poll, hosts Esko for Homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday in Victoria.

MINNETONKA IMPROVES TO 4-0 Minnetonka’s defense allowed its fi rst two touchdowns of the season, but the offense continued to shine as the Skippers improved to 4-0 with a 28-14 win over Edina on Homecoming Friday. Minnetonka Athletic Director Ted Schultz said the attendance was estimated at 8,000 for the game. The Skippers were held to three plays in the fi rst drive, but four of the next five Edina had no answer for. The only drive not resulting in a score came in the fi nal seconds of the fi rst half. Following a KeAndre Singleton interception at the Minnetonka 44, receiver Matt Boyce hit Malcom Moore for a 31-yard gain. After three rushing plays by Andre Eubanks, Rashad Cohen scored the fi rst of his two

touchdowns on a 5-yard run for the 6-0 lead. The next drive saw Minnetonka go 5 5 yards on 13 plays with quarterback Scott Benedict sneaking in the score from one yard out for the 12-0 advantage. Cohen ran in the two-point conversion to push the lead to 14. Edina failed to record a fi rst down for the second straight drive and that gave the Skippers good field position. Benedict, who finished the game 8-of-10 for 128 yards, hit Boyce for a 29-yard gain to the Hornets 15. Eubanks scored two plays later from eight yards out for the 21-0 lead. Cohen, who had his third 100-yard game of the season with 108 yards, added a 21-yard touchdown on the first drive of the second half for the 28-0 advantage. Minnetonka, which entered the game having held opponents scoreless through 12 quarters, added two more zeros before Edina scored touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. Hornets’ Francisco Hardecker rushed into the end zone for two yards, while a late score from Mark Handberg to Marley Allison went for 18 yards for the fi nal score. Moore led all receivers with four catches for 98 yards, while Eubanks had 28 rushing yards on nine carries. No. 5-ranked Minnetonka has a tough road ahead with away contests at No. 2 Wayzata Friday and at No. 1 Eden Prairie on Oct. 6.


Stars place second in Class A showcase; Fire soccer win at Chaska Southwest Christian had a goal of winning the Class A Showcase at Bethel University – the Stars came up one game short. Southwest Christian, losers of three straight matches entering the tournament, rebounded in a big way, winning five of six to place second at the 16-team tournament Friday and Saturday in Arden Hills. The Stars swept Onamia (2514, 25-12), Rushford-Peterson (25-17, 25-17) and previously ranked Win-E-Mac (25-22, 25-8)

in pool play Friday. In the championship round, Southwest Christian, ranked No. 6 in Class A, beat Lake of the Woods (25-17, 25-14) and No. 10 MACCRAY (25-17, 25-18) to reach the fi nals. Playing against now-No. 3 Canby, which knocked off No. 9 Nevis and No. 4 Mayer Lutheran to start the day, the Stars dropped the fi rst match of the weekend by a score of 25-23, 20-25 and 15-12. “ O ve r a l l , I t hou g ht we played wel l as a tea m a nd

were rather consistent,” said Stars coach Greg Sayuk said. “Our defense (Sarah Swanson, Courtney Sheets, Mackenzie Horkey, Katie Lubben) did a great job, and I think our blockers (Faith VanderGalien, Alyssa Johnson, Ellie Johnson) really stepped it up to make the back row’s job a little easier.” Horkey, Lubben and Swanson were named to the 12-member All-Tournament Team. “I think our ability to play consistent volleyball for six

matches over two days should boost our confidence going forward. I think it was important for the girls to see that they cou ld play wit h anybody,” Sayuk said. “We certainly had a different mentality heading into the weekend versus the attitude we had going into the Chanhassen and Chaska matches.”

FIRE HOLD ON FOR A WIN Connor Oberle scored with 4 : 38 remaining in the first half as Holy Family Catholic

rebounded from a tough overtime loss to beat Chaska 1-0 Saturday at Chaska Middle School West. The Fire controlled play the final 20 minutes of the first stanza and nearly took the lead in the 35th minute on a Patrick Smith header that rose just above the crossbar. Almost two minutes later, an attempt to clear the ball came out to Oberle, who drilled a shot of f his left foot that bounced up and off the hand of Chaska goaltender Brendan

Jackson and into the net. The Hawks had a few scoring chances in the second half, but the defensively-minded Fire held on for the 1-0 win. Holy Family, ranked No. 10 in Class A, is off to an 8-3-1 start. The Fire lost in overtime to defending Class A champion Prairie Seeds Academy on Thursday. A penalty kick in the opening minute of overtime was the eventual game-winner. Holy Family hosts No. 4 Rochester Lourdes at 5 p.m. today.

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Neighbors reunite on Roy Griak course Chanhassen natives Kieran Kelly and Brandon Clark rarely have the opportunity to race against each other. That is, in a competition. Neig hbors a nd t rai ni ng partners, Clark, a senior at the Blake School in Hopkins, and Kelly, a senior at Chanhassen High School, placed sixth and 11th, respectively, at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus on Saturday. The two runners trained this summer together, including a week vacation in the Rocky Mountains. Clark, ranked No. 1 in Class A, ran with the leaders all day but could not hold on with the leaders during the final 800 yards after making his move to take the lead at the halfway point. He ran a time of 16:06 – 33 seconds off the pace of winner Jake Leingang of Bismarck, a nationally-ranked runner. No. 1-ranked Josh Thorson of Wayzata was the top Minnesotan in second-place with a time of 15:44. Kel ly worke d h i s way through the pack as he was in 67th place at the 1K mark and 28th at the one-mile mark, crossing the fi nish line at 16:18. Both Kelly and Clark ran fast times on a difficult course. Kelly’s teammate, Alec Olson, finished in 44th with a time of 16:45. Holy Family Catholic senior Jensen Orlow was 48th at 16:47, while Minnetonka’s top runner, Kyle Anderson, was 28th at 16:34. The Skippers were 18th in the team fi nish, while Chanhassen was 20th and Holy Family Catholic was 41st. Chanhassen also sent a varsity team to the Apple Valley Invitational Saturday with the Storm placing 12th. Chris McNamara and Grant Magnuson led the pack with times of 18:04 in 43rd and 44th places. T he L ady Stor m pl ac e d fourth at Apple Valley behind a pair of ranked teams and

section and conference rival Shakopee, which entered the rankings this week at No. 10. Seventh-grader Anastasia Korzenowski conti nued to lower her time, placing 14th with a season-best time of 15:33. Emily Castanias ran a time of 15:55, while a group of five runners – Jordan Paschke, Larissa Juelich, Lauren Shurson, Kaitlyn Guenther and Megan Gossfeld – occupied positions between 31st and 38th place. The split between the seven runners for the 12th-ranked Storm was a solid 41 seconds. Chanhassen is at the Chaska Par 30 Course at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

STORM SNAP LOSING STREAK Chanhassen boys soccer snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday with a 3 -1 home win over Marshall. The Storm entered the contest having been outscored 22-3 during a tough stretch against con ference opponents Shakopee, Farmington and Holy Angels as well as Bloomington Kennedy. Marshall was a co-ed varsity team since the southwest Minnesota school only fields a boys team. Individual statistics were not submitted. The Lady Storm soccer team fell below .500 for the fi rst time since Sept. 10 with a tough 2-1 loss to Holy Angels Sept. 22. The Stars are in fi rst place along with Northfield, both unbeaten, in the Missota Conference. Individual statistics were not submitted. Scores from Tuesday’s contests in Northfield are available at Scoreboard.MN.

VOLLEYBALL REBOUNDS Chanhassen volleyball improved to 11-2 on the season with a pair of 3- 0 victories over Holy Angels Sept. 22 and Buffalo on Tuesday (more on Tuesday’s win at Scoreboard.

A WEEKEND TRIP Feel like a weekend trip? Go see the fall colors in Moorhead as the Chanhassen volleyball team plays the Spuds on Friday night and then stays in town to play Bemidji on Saturday afternoon.



Neighbors and friends, Blake School’s Brandon Clark (front row, far left) and Chanhassen’s Kieran Kelly (back row, second from right, stood on the podium after finishing sixth and 11th, respectively, Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational. MN). The Storm are off to a 3-0 start in the Missota Conference. The scores were 25-19, 25-10 and 25-15 against Holy Angels. Five Chanhassen hitters had at least five kills led by junior Emily Zahn with nine. Anna Zahn (six), Julianne Blomberg (five), Ashley Entinger (five) and Chandler Weir (five) also had solid matches at the net. Maddie Entinger had 19 set assists and three aces, while Sarah Hess added 14 set assists and five digs. Sarah Rasmussen led the defense with 12 digs, while Anna Lisignoli chipped in seven.

DIG PINK NIGHT October is breast cancer awareness month and Chanhassen Storm Volleyball will be supporting the Side-Out Foundation’s efforts toward raising funds to award grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.

During the Oct. 6 match with Chaska, the Storm will host Dig Pink Night. An online donation site has been made available for those that wish to contribute. Go to and search for event Chanhassen Storm Volleyball. Fans are encouraged to wear pink that evening. Chanhassen Volleyball will also be helping to support the local Miracles of Mitch Foundation that same night by hosting a toy/game drive for kids of all ages. This foundation is dedicated to providing financial and quality-of-life assistance to pediatric cancer families in Minnesota by providing these toys/games to the families on a Minnesota Miracle Weekend getaway. This special program offers a relaxing respite weekend to the families of children battling cancer. For more information on this foundation, visit Toy bins will be available on the night of the match. Four seniors will also be honored during the fi nal home match.

The club volleyball season is just around the corner. The Chanhassen Club Volleyball team informational meeting for parents and players is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 at Chanhassen High School. The club will be discussing the upcoming season and answering questions. Tryouts for the teams are as follow: 14 and under (Sunday, Oct. 30, Chanhassen High School); 15 and Older/Makeup (Sunday, Nov. 13, Pioneer Ridge). Check out the team’s

Volleyball vs. Legacy Christian, 7 p.m.

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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Cross Country at Chaska (Town Course), 3:20 p.m. Tennis vs. TBA, 4 p.m.

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Tennis at Red Wing, 4:15 p.m. Swim/Dive at Chaska, 5 p.m. Volleyball at Northfield, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Football v s . N o r t h f i e l d , 7 p . m . Volleyball at Moorhead, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Girls Soccer at Waconia (Bayview), Noon Volleyball at Bemidji (Moorhead), 1:30 p.m. Boys Soccer at Waconia (Bayview), 2 p.m. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Cross Country at Chaska (Town Course), 3:20 p.m. Girls Soccer at New Prague, 3:30 p.m. Tennis vs. TBA, 4 p.m. Boys Soccer at New Prague, 5:30 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 29 Cross Country at Jefferson (Hyland Reserve), 3:30 p.m. Boys Soccer vs. Rochester Lourdes, 5 p.m. Swim/Dive vs. Litchfield, 6 p.m. Girls Soccer at Prior Lake, 6 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Boys Soccer a t B l a ke , Football vs. Esko, 7 p.m.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 Volleyball vs. Minneapolis South, 7:15 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 29 Boys Cross Country at Burnsville, 3:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Football at Wayzata, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Swim/Dive at St. Kate’s Invite, TBD. Boys Soccer at Hopkins, 1 p.m. Girls Soccer at Hopkins, 3 p.m. MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 Volleyball at Shakopee, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Cross Country at Chaska (Town Course), 3:20 p.m. Tennis vs. TBA, 4 p.m. Girls Soccer at Eden Prairie, 5 p.m. Boys Soccer at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m. Volleyball at Eden Prairie, 7 p.m.

Chaska High School 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 29 Tennis at Holy Angels, 4:15 p.m. Swim/Dive vs. Chanhassen, 5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Red Wing, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Swim/Dive at Buffalo Invite, 9:30 a.m. Girls Soccer at Rogers 11 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Football vs. Red Wing, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 Girls Soccer at Waconia (Bayview), 5 p.m. Boys Soccer at Waconia (Bayview), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 Girls Soccer at Mound-Westonka, 10 a.m. Boys Soccer at Mound-Westonka, Noon



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Chaska Club Volleyball gearing up for season A parent/player informational meeting for the Chaska Juniors Volleyball club program is scheduled for 6:45 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Chaska High School commons. Registration for the club opens Oct. 1. Interested parties can get a good idea of what the 2011-12 team levels will be by viewing the previous year by

clicking on the team levels/ season cost tab at The information will be updated by Oct. 1. Tryouts for the teams are as follow: 11s-14s (11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Chaska High School); 15s-18s (11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, Chaska Middle School West).

Meet and greet with Bahn Chanhassen High School will host a “Meet and Greet” with new Head Baseball Coach Cullen Bahn at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Chanhassen High School Commons. The coach will speak and then an-

swer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Cummins helps Bennies win Classic College of Saint Benedict fi rst-year golfer Bridget Cummings, a Chaska native, finished second in the CSB Fall Classic, shooting a two-day score of 171. Cummins, a 2011 graduate of Holy Family Catholic, helped the Bennies to a first-place fi nish with a team score of 686 at Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids. The Blazers conclude the fall season at the MIAC Championships Oct. 1-3 in Coon Rapids.

Informational meeting for high school ski team The forecast may still have 70s in the five-day outlook, but for the select few, the countdown for the start of the alpine downhill ski season is just seven weeks away. Chaska and Chanhassen High Schools offer slalom ski racing for athletes in seventh grade or higher enrolled in District 112 schools. “Our athletes come from a variety of abilities and backgrounds. Some are accomplished junior olympic racers, others, started skiing last

year. We encourage everyone to come out and learn more regardless of your skiing ability or past racing experience,” said Chaska/Chanhassen Alpine Ski Coach Josh Kleve. An informational meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Room B150/152 at Chaska High School. All are welcome that want to ski or those looking for more information. Contact the coach at Joshua.kleve @ with any additional questions.

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PUBLIC SAFETY At 7:08 p.m., responded to the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 5 for a personal injury accident involving two cars. Sept. 24 At 1:40 a.m., made a traffic stop at County Road 11 and County Road 18, Victoria, where an adult Chaska male was arrested for DWI. At 6:14 a.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 5 and Great Plains Boulevard, Chanhassen, where an adult Chaska female was arrested for DWI. At 10:48 a.m., responded to the 300 block of Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, for report of a theft. At 2:43 p.m., responded to the 8400 block of Swan Court, Chanhassen, for report of a domestic. At 4:20 p.m., responded to the 7000 block of County Road 50, Dahlgren Township, for report of theft from a vehicle. A check and a GPS valued at more than $200 were missing. Sept. 25 At 1:19 a.m., made a traffic stop at 9500 block of Lakeview Lane, Laketown Township, where an adult Minnetrista male was arrested for DWI. At 8:32 p.m., responded to the 6700 block of Golden Court, Chanhassen, for report of alcohol stolen from residence. Loss is estimated at $24. Editor’s Note: You can listen to police, fire and sheriff’s calls 24/7 through our online police scanner at

hassen, where a juvenile Chanhassen female was cited for running away. Sept. 21 At 1:22 a.m., made a traffic stop at Galpin Boulevard and Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen, where an adult Minneapolis female was cited for providing false information to a police officer, not having a Minnesota driver’s license and no proof of insurance. At 8:50 a.m., responded to the 1500 block of Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, where an adult Victoria male was arrested for domestic assault. At 10:53 a.m., responded to a Chanhassen address, on a referral from Social Services, about abuse/neglect. At 3:03 p.m., responded to the intersection of Lyman Boulevard and Audubon Road, Chanhassen, where a juvenile Chaska male was cited for disorderly conduct and seatbelt violation. At 5:18 p.m., responded to the 8600 block of Waters Edge Drive, Chanhassen, where a juvenile Chanhassen female was cited for being a runaway. Sept. 22 At 9:47 a.m., responded to a Chanhassen address, on a referral from Social Services about abuse/neglect. At 11:13 a.m., responded to a Chanhassen address, on a referral from Social Services about abuse/ neglect. Sept. 23

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. 9 through Sept. 18. Sept. 19 At 11:47 a.m., responded to the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen, for a personal injury accident. At 1:21 p.m., made a warrant arrest at the 7300 block of Kochia Lane, Victoria. At 3:39 p.m., responded to the 600 block of 79th Street West, Chanhassen, for prescription forgery. An adult Chaska female was arrested on fifth degree controlled substance charges. Sept. 20 At 7:22 a.m., responded to the 500 block of Flying Cloud Drive, Chanhassen, where an adult Chanhassen male was arrested for domestic assault. At 8:07 a.m., made an outstanding warrant arrest at the 900 block of 6th Street West, Carver, where an adult Carver male was arrested. At 11:52 a.m., responded to the 600 block of 4th Street East, Chaska, where an arrest was made at the probation office. At 4:39 p.m., responded to a Chanhassen address on a referral from Social Services, about abuse/neglect. At 7: 53 p.m., responded to the 8600 block of Waters Edge Drive, Chan-

Chaska man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography On Sept. 21, in federal court, Wayne Lee Bourne, 66, of Chaska pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Bourne, who was charged on Sept 6, 2011, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim. According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release, in his plea agreement, Bourne admitted that on June 21, 2007, he possessed one or more matters, including a computer, that contained visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. For his crime, Bourne faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Tunheim will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled. This case is the result of an investigation by the Minnesota Cyber Crimes Task Force, which is sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service. Other agencies that participated in the

investigation included the Chaska Police Department and the FBI’s Birmingham, Alabama, and Philadelphia field offices. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Svendsen. In Fiscal Year 2010, 2,235 defendants pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, 2,222 of whom were sentenced to prison. In Fiscal Year 2009, 2,083 defendants were sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. For more information about these efforts, visit the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood website, at www.

Deputy receives FBI recognition Carver County Deputy Chris Wagner was recently recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for her outstanding assistance in a joint criminal investigation, according to a release from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 22, 2010, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a Carver resident who had received threats

of kidnaping and ransom. A 47-year-old New Prague woman, Kim Rolene Hutterer, was subsequently arrested and pleaded guilty to felony charges for terroristic threats. A joint investigation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Carver County Sheriff ’s Office was opened due to the discovery of threats by Hutterer against a Federal Bureau of Prisons employee and an FBI agent. On July 7, 2011, Hutterer pleaded gulity to the federal charges and is awaiting sentencing. Huttereer faces a maximum sentence in United States Federal Court of 15 years on the two guilty pleas of mailing threatening communications and engaging in threatening communications. Because of Deputy Wagner’s outstanding skills and dedication, she not only apprehended Hutterer but obtained a full confession from Hutterer about her crimes. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said “this is a great example of federal and local law enforcement cooperating to bring a hardened and potentially dangerous criminal to justice.”


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Mercy! Kids go hog wild over CTC’s ‘Mercy Watson to the Rescue’ BY BARBARA TIEBEN


s a grandmother of home-schooled children, I love to dive into their world of children’s literature. The past several years we’ve immersed ourselves in the world of read-aloud, and now, as my grandsons get older, they are becoming young readers. And what a perfect fit for the new reader is Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series. The title character, “porcine wonder” Mercy Watson, is wellloved by Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who’ve welcomed this sweet piggy into their home and hearts. They spoil her with treats, most especially toast “with a great deal of butter.” But Mercy is far from a passive pig. She has adventures! Granted, her adventures are usually the result of her constant search for toast and butter cookies, but somehow, over and over, Mercy finds herself the accidental hero. So it was a treat to take my grandsons, ages 4 and 6, to see their friend Mercy on the stage at Children’s Theatre. They were anxious to see their hero save the day. And they were not disappointed. As delightful as the drawings in DiCamillo’s books, the set was cartoony and colorful, the perfect backdrop for the antics the characters. Silliness and suspense reigned as Mercy, played by Sara Richardson, saved Mr. and Mrs. Watson when their second-floor bedroom collapsed into the kitchen. The audience rocked with laughter as the Watson’s cranky neighbor Eugenia Lincoln, played by veteran Twin Cities actress Wendy Lehr, chased Mercy around the yard. There was even a little Minnesota State Fair humor. Can you guess what was carved in the butter head? Mr. and Mrs. Watson, played by Mo Perry and Gerald Drake, were delightfully supportive of their

‘Mercy Watson to the Rescue’ Based on the bestselling books by Kate DiCamillo. Mr. and Mrs. Watson think that 54 Deckawoo Drive will be the perfect home for their family, especially their beloved Mercy. But when Eugenia Lincoln gets wind that her new neighbor is a P-I-G, Eugenia stirs up trouble of the most hilarious sort. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Oct. 23 Cost: Adults $33.50-$43.50; children/teens/students/seniors $23.50-$33.50 Location: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis Info: or (612) 874-0400

“Mr. and Mrs. Watson … were delightfully supportive of their piglet and full of angst when they had to discipline her for eating the neighbor’s petunias.” piglet and full of angst when they had to discipline her for eating the neighbor’s petunias. Reed Sigmund was the height of silliness as Francine Poulet, the animal control officer. And in a fun Children’s Theatre twist, my grandsons and I were more than happy to join the audience in rescuing Mercy from Francine. The boys were delighted from the minute we saw the “toasty” stage until the closing moments when, as 4-year-old Lucas said, “Toast fell from the sky!” And of course, we all went home for a bedtime treat of toast “with a great deal of butter.”


Above – Jason Ballweber and Sara Richardson in “Mercy Watson to the Rescue!” The show will be performed at the Children’s Theatre Company through Oct. 23. At left – Reed Sigmund, Sara Richardson, Mo Perry and Gerald Drake perform in “Mercy Watson to the Rescue.”

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adolescent overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has crafted the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place on earth where they can both stand out and fit in. Presented by Theater Latté Da. Time: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29; 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost: $29-$35 Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul Info: or (651) 224-4222

‘POCAHONTAS’ Commissioned for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, this musical drama recounts the life of Pocahontas, the Algonquian princess. The opera is a work of imagination that celebrates her life, debunking the popular myths and half-truths that surround her name. The 90-minute music-theater piece was composed by Burnsville resident Linda Tutas Haugen and will be performed by the Duluth Festival Opera. The cast also includes Native American musicians and dancers. The production will be in English. Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: Orchestra seating – Adults $27; students and seniors $24; balcony seating – adults $20; students and seniors $17 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or ticketmaster. com


‘OLIVER TWIST’ A young orphan in London escapes the workhouse only to fall in with a band of pickpockets. This theatrical adventure is told by a chameleon cast of 13, who combine Dickens’ original text with Victorian music hall tunes Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Oct. 2-Nov. 6 Cost: $20-$60 Location: Park Square Theater, Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul Info: or (651) 291-7005

‘FAIRY TALE ADVENTURES’ “Fairy Tale Adventures” is a collection of fairy tale stories including “Hansel and Gretel” and “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs: A Fairy Tale Mash-Up.”


“Oliver Twist” is showing Oct. 2 through Nov. 6 at Park Square Theater in St. Paul. Pictured are Steve Hendrickson as Fagin and Noah Coon as Oliver.

“Plaid Tidings,” the holiday edition of “Forever Plaid,” is a holiday musical suitable for the entire family. The Plaid Boys (Sparky, Smudge, Frankie and Jinx) have returned to Earth and are overtaken with the Christmas spirit. The audience will enjoy their version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Nov. 4-Dec. 31 Cost: $47-$52 Location: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen Info: or (952) 934-1525

‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ The production will be co-directed by Justin Dekker and Kay Dunning. Time: 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 14-15; 2 p.m. Oct. 9 Cost: Adults $12; seniors 65+ and students $10; children 12 and younger $8; tickets will be available at the door Location: Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake Info:

‘BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA’ Jesse doesn’t fit in. He likes to draw and use his imagination, unlike his family and schoolmates. Enter Leslie, a new girl and potential rival. They become friends and together they create Terabithia, a

magical kingdom where they exercise their imaginations free from the pressure of family and peers. When the unexpected occurs, Jesse must use his newfound strength and confidence to move forward in his life. Based on the Newbery award-winning novel. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Oct. 14-Nov. 6 Cost: Adults $15; children 2-7 and seniors 60 and older $12 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111Mainstreet, Hopkins Info: (952) 979-1111 or

‘MISS NELSON IS MISSING’ “Where is Miss Nelson?” ask the students of

Room 207. Their new teacher is Miss Viola Swamp and the kids can see she is a real witch. Will Miss Nelson ever return? Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Oct. 23 Cost: Adults $15; children 2-7 and seniors 60 and older $12 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111Mainstreet, Hopkins Info: (952) 979-1111 or

‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious interactive musical comedy that chronicles the experience of six

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Just in time for the holidays, the Children’s Theatre brings back one of its single-most-requested productions. True to the 1939 MGM film, the newest production of “The Wizard of Oz” is a wonderland of munchkins and flying monkeys, wicked witches and ruby slippers, a trio of true friends and Toto, too. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Nov. 8-Jan. 8 Cost: Adults $33.50-$57.50; children $23.50-$31.50; seniors $23.50-$57.50 Location: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis Info: or (612) 874-0400

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Location: Lynnhurst Congregational United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall Art Gallery, 4501 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis Info:



Jawaahir Dance Company will present “Golden Nights on the Silver Screen” inspired by Egypt’s film heyday. The all-new dance production features the renowned Georges Lammam Ensemble and will feature Arabic musicians from across the nation creating a lush musical environment for all-new dances sparked by the music and movies of the time. Audience members will see clips of old Egyptian movies in the Ritz Theater lobby before taking their seats for the big show. Time: 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1-2 Cost: Adults $29; children 8 and younger $15 Location: Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis Info: or (612) 436-1129

The Eden Prairie Players will present its seventh annual Collection of One Acts. Seven plays will be presented including three established one acts and four original, unpublished works chosen from an open call for submissions. Time: 7 p.m. appetizers; 7:30 curtain Sept. 30, Oct. 1; 1:30 appetizers, 2 p.m. curtain Sunday, Oct. 2 Cost: Tickets cost $13.50 if purchased online or at the Eden Prairie Senior Center and tickets area available online until 2 hours before each performance. Tickets are $20 at the door. Admission price includes appetizers served before the performance and desserts served at intermission Location: Riley-Jacques Barn, 9100 Riley Lake Road., Eden Prairie Info:

‘TWO TRAINS RUNNING’ In 1969 the Hill District is gentrifying. One-by-one businesses have closed and been sold away. Now they are coming for Menphis’ diner, a makeshift home for a family of folks from the neighborhood. As the city tries to force his hand, Menphis decides he’s willing to go through fire for a fair price. “Two Trains Running” is the heart-wrenching story of the fight for justice and the cost of equality. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Sept. 29-Oct. 30 Cost: Adults $40; students with current ID $10 Location: Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul Info: or (651) 224-3180


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. 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. 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 HALLOWEEN HAUNT AND tickets available at SuperAmerica, PLANET SPOOKY Walgreens, Menards, Whole Foods The Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE Market; discount coupons available at is a world of terrifying mazes and Subway scare zones that will bring fears and Location: Three miles south of phobias to life. Guests will experience Shakopee on Hwy. 169 nine haunted attractions, creepy live Info: (952) 445-7361 or entertainment and signature thrill rides. Daytimes Saturdays and Sundays, the all new Planet Spooky is open for all TRACE ADKINS ages to join Snoopy and the PEANUTS Country star Trace Adkins will bring his gang for non-scary Halloween activities unmistakable baritone to Mystic Lake and attractions, including a hay-bale Showroom. maze, trick or treat trail, storytelling Time: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and a variety of family and children’s Cost: $56-$69 rides. Location: Mystic Showroom, Mystic Time: Halloween Haunt is open 7 Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake p.m.-midnight Thursdays and Fridays, Blvd., Prior Lake noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-7 p.m. Info: or (952) 496Sundays, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 6563 20-22 and 27-29; Planet Spooky is open noon-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. Cost: All-day regular admission for ages 3-61 $41.99; starlight admission (after 7 p.m. Thursday and Fridays; PET ADOPTION after 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Oct. 30) $31.99; juniors/seniors 3 Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers years and less than 48” tall and 62 hold a pet adoption. All cats and dogs years and older $9.99 have been micro ID implanted, vet Location: Valleyfair, One Valleyfair checked, wormed, had shots updated, Drive, Shakopee checked for friendly temperaments, and Info: or (952) 445age appropriately spayed/neutered. 6500 Time: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs Location: PETCO, 244 Pioneer Trail, Chaska Info: (952) 368-3553; carverscotths. org


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The Lynnhurst Music and Arts Board presents an exhibit of photographs, called “Man vs. God,” by artists Micah Helling-Christy and Megs Molnau of Minnetonka. Molnau is originally from Chaska. The show compares and contrasts man’s creations with God’s creations. The show runs through Nov. 30 Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday to Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sunday Cost: Free

APPLE-TASTING WEEKENDS Taste-test University of Minnesota research apples and rate for flavor, size and texture. Time: 1-3 p.m. 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


“Weight of the World” (pictured is Phil Skretvedt as Atlas) is one of seven one-act plays the Eden Prairie Players will perform through this weekend.




or this year’s Collection of One Acts, the Eden


Prairie Players received a “mind boggling” 450 submissions of unpublished short-plays. Members were only able to read about 200 of the submissions and of that, 30 made the cut

for table readings, noted Producer Liz Michaelson. Ultimately, the group selected seven one-act plays, four of which are brand new works. Among the one-acts is “Missing,” which stars Chaska’s very own Margo Steffel (who

at the Riley-Jacques Barn, 9100 Riley Lake Road, Eden Prairie.

daylights as Chaska’s city clerk).

Tickets are available online, at the EP Community Center or

The performances run through this weekend – 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2

APPLEFEST Discover the story of apples in Minnesota. Hear how the first pioneers established a winter-hardy apple and turned it into a major horticultural crop. Apples will be cooked, dried, canned, jellied and cidered during the day’s activities. Nineteenth century apple recipes will be provided. Observe and visit with artisans demonstrating their skills and see how lives in early Minnesota were sustained by the tools of the trade. Play games and enjoy a ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. Gift shop open and food available for purchase. For all ages Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 Cost: Ages 18-64 $5; ages 2-17 and seniors $3; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or

PRAIRIE SEED COLLECTION Help restore more than 800 acres of prairie in Three Rivers Park District by collecting native wildflower seed. Volunteers are needed to gather hundreds of pounds of seeds for future restoration and enhancement projects. Seed collection allows volunteers to learn about the prairie’s storied history and to identify many plant varieties common to the prairie. This program is for ages 8 and older. Register online; reference activity #471401-03 for the morning session and #471401-04 for the afternoon session. Time: 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: Free Location: Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Rd., Savage Info: Call (763) 559-6700 or register by visiting and clicking on keyword “prairie seed collection”

SATURDAY MORNING ON THE FARM Explore the Gale Woods Farm barn and meet animals, assist a Gale Woods

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Farmer with chores and participate in other seasonal farm activities. For ages 2 and older. Time: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $4 per person Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista Info: (763) 559-9000 or

FALL COLORS FESTIVAL Celebrate the beauty of fall and nature’s harvest. View red and gold leaves on a horse-drawn wagon ride. Learn about the honey harvest at a bee-keeping demonstration. Gale woods Farm staff will share their harvest, display a feathered friend and make a woolen craft. Press and taste old-fashioned apple cider, make a soapy water-leaf print and create a simple kite to fly in the field. Meet Lowry’s resident owl and falcon. Food and beverage concessions will be available. For all ages. Time: Noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $6 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or


OCT. 2 FARMER’S MARKET There is a farmers market every Sunday through October at The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 Location: The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center, about 4 miles west of Chaska, at 6055 Highway 212. Info: (952) 361-9954;



EP Senior Center for $13.50, or at the door for $20. The shows include an intermission with refreshments and dessert.

“Representative Democracy: Beyond the Shutdown,” features Minnesota Commissioner of Management and Budget Jim Schowalter, who will explain what happened to the state budget as a result of the shutdown. Childcare provided. Time: 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4 Cost: Free Location: Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church, 145 Engler Boulevard Info:, dialogues page


OCT. 5 NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society hosts presentation by the local nautical archaeological group Maritime Heritage Minnesota. The topics will include an overview of the history of boats and wrecks on Lake Minnetonka, as well as a recent project to document and compile detailed drawings of every boat on the bottom of the lake. Time: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6 Location: Southshore Center at 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood, Minn. Info: (612) 419-7296; endreska@

Upcoming CHAMBER ORIENTATION Each month the SouthWest Metro Chamber hosts an orientation on the second Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, to teach you how to access the programs and services that are provided through membership. This is a great chance to meet SouthWest Metro Chamber staff, network with other members and learn about upcoming programs, services and events. Members and future members are welcome; all we ask is that you register in advance. Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd., Chanhassen Info: (952) 448-5000

TONKA TROT FAMILY FUN RUN Four Minnetonka elementary schools (Groveland, Clear Springs, Minnewashta, and Scenic Heights) as well as Minnetonka Preschool/ ECFE are teaming up to sponsor the Tonka Trot 10K, 5K and 1.5 mile Family Fun Run. This is a fundraising event for participating schools that also promotes healthy family activities. Groveland elementary school’s “backyard” will be the site of post race fun for all ages. There will be food from local vendors, inflatable “jumpies”, and music with a live radio broadcast from Radio Disney. Time: T-shirt pickup and same-day registration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. First race begins at 8:30 a.m. Location: Route begins and ends at Groveland Elementary School, 17210 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Info: Register online in advance at

BEAD BAZAAR The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar’s fall show will have 45-plus vendors from 10 states coming to sell beads, pearls, silver, findings, beadwork kits, bead storage, vintage beads, crystal and jewelry, pressed glass beads, handmade lampwork, blown and fused beads, ceramic faces, porcelain cameos, beadwork supplies, stone beads and cabs and much, much more. This event is for anyone interested in beadwork or making their own jewelry. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 Cost: $3 admission, good for both days Location: Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins Info:; (952) 4922493;

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS HOW T O H E L P YOU R DISCOURAGED OR ANXIOUS CHILD — Ben Bevis and Lynne Jackson will lead an interactive workshop to help unravel the mystery of your child’s discouragement or anxiety from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Learning RX in Chanhassen. The session will help participants learn to discern between typical and serious emotional issues and what behaviors would indicate it’s time to seek professional help. The workshop is sponsored by LearningRx Chanhassen and Connected Families. Suggested donation of $10/person or $15/couple will be given to Connected Families, . For more information, call Learning RX at (952) 949-6900. INVESTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES — Learn about, a resource for anyone who wants to take control of their fi nancial future, at a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Chanhassen Library. Learn about 10 principles that can guide you to investing success in these challenging times. Hear testimonials from investors who are following these principles. This event is being is sponsored by the Minnesota Bogleheads, an all-volunteer group dedicated to providing free information, based on academic research, to help individuals make the best possible investment decisions. The session is free, however, pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail westsubbog@ For more information, go to and click on “about us.” 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. 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 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 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 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 service available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Mental Health Crisis Program, call (952) 442-7601. 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




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MOPS – MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at Westwood Com mu nit y Chu rch. The group meets every other T hu r sd ay mor n i n g or t he fi rst Thursday evening of the month in a relaxed atmosphere to connect with other moms and learn from guest speakers. Visit online at 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. OPERATION MINNESOTA NICE — Operation Minnesota Nice is committed to making a difference in the lives of our soldiers who are serving abroad in war zones. The group meets monthly to pack boxes that are sent to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been “adopted” by various individuals or groups and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to pack items that have been donated by various organizations, companies, churches, or individuals. If you’d like to donate items, please call Cindy Pugh at (952) 474-1436. Want to adopt a soldier or know more? Go to www. or call (763) 464-1696. WOMEN IN NETWORKING — Women in Networking meets the third Thursday of the month in the Chanhassen/ Victoria area. For more information, visit or call Michelle Aspelin at (952) 241-4021. W E S T M E T R O N E TWORKING GROUP — West Metro Network, a professional, referral-based network comprised of trusted and experienced business professionals in the west metro area, meets Tuesday mornings. For more information and meeting times, call Vicki Franzen at (952) 9379596. BNI-CHANHASSEN — Join other small business professionals committed to referring business to each other at our weekly meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Boulevard, Chanhassen. For more information, please contact Amy Foley at (612) 701-0822. BNI CHAN-NET— Business Network International has a business networking meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at AmericInn in Chanhassen. For more information, call Vicki Eide, chapter president, at (612) 385-9141. SOUTHWEST METRO BNI - Business Network International has a business networking meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Eden Prairie Community Center (16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie). For more information, call Kevin Donlin at (612) 567-6642. BNI-CHANHASSEN — Join other small business professionals committed to referring business to each other at our

weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen American Legion Post 580, 290 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen. For more information, call Melissa Friedrichs at (612) 961-0632. TOASTMASTERS — The Rosemount Toastmasters club meets every other Thursday in the Rosemount facility in Chanhassen (8200 Market Blvd.) in the Walnut Conference Room at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call club president Dan Klein at (952) 949-7245 or see the club’s Web site at The “Midday Mumblers” Toastmasters club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday at the SuperValu office at 19011 Lake Drive East in Chanhassen. Non-SuperValu employees are welcome. For more information, call Dru Jorgensen, president, at (952) 294-7305, or Doug Hobbs at (952) 828-4619. The Marsh Winds Toastmasters club meets from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at The Marsh at 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., in Minnetonka. All are welcome. Call Michael for more information at (612) 387-5864. The Carver County Communicators Toastmasters club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Chaska Middle School East, Room E 30 across from the Chaska Community Center, 1600 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska. Call Jan Naude at (952) 442-3881 or e-mail him at for more information. The H2O Toastmasters club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at Culligan Water, 6030 Culligan Way, Minnetonka. For more information visit or call JoAnn at (952) 912.2429.

schooling their children of any age, for a monthly night out on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:45 p.m., at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, door 4, Terrace level, Room CA214. There is no cost. For more information or to register, call Shirley at (952) 934-4825, or register online at www. MINNETONKA CAMERA C LU B — T he Mi n neton ka Camera Club meets on the fi rst and third Thursdays of every month in the Glen Lake area of Minnetonka. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call (952) 831-4630 or (952) 896-1915 or visit www. BETA SIGMA PHI MEETINGS — B eta Sigma Phi, an international friendship network providing educational programs and service to the com mu nit y meets t he sec ond and fou r t h Monday of each month at 7 p.m. around t he sout hwest met ro a rea. Women of all ages, interests, educ ationa l a nd economic back g rou nd s a re welcome to attend. Meeting locations vary. For more information, call Annette Walters at (952) 250-7860.

SUPPORT GROUPS A L A N O N — We st wo o d Community Church in Chanhassen is hosting an Alanon group, a 12-step program of recovery for any person who feels deeply affected by someone else’s drinking, from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. For information, call (952)224-7300. MEN’S AL-ANON — Meets at Mount Calvary Lutheran in Excelsior at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call John at (612) 269-5657.

GENEALOGY GROUP – Group meets the second Saturday of the month from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Carver County Historical Society, 555 West 1st Street, Waconia. The group has informal discussions about genealogy software, Web sites, and tips about research. For more information, call the museum at (952) 442-4234.

COMFORT AND CARE — If you’ve lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, please call us to fi nd out more information about our weekly Griefshare seminar/support group sponsored by Westwood Community Church. For more information, call (952) 2247300.

HOM ESCHOOL MOMS’ N IGH T OU T — Join other mothers committed to home-

MOMS CLUB — The MOMS Club of Excelsior is a support group specifically for at-home

MOPS — MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) for moms of children from birth through 5 years. Meets twice a month from 9 :15-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Our Savior Lutheran Chu rch a nd School, 2 3 2 9 0 Hwy. 7, Excelsior. For more information, call Lindsey at (952) 465-4194, or visit www. A LCOHOLICS A NON YMOUS — Meetings each Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Living Christ Lutheran Church, 820 Lake Drive, Chanhassen. Call (952) 922-0880 for a listing of other meetings in the area and for information about AA. LA LECHE LEAGUE — La Leche League of Eden Prairie meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. All expectant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Call (952) 474-5173 for meeting location and discussion topic. STROKE SUPPORT — Any stroke survivor and their family member or friend and health care providers are welcome to attend. This group meets on a monthly basis to offer families peer support and current medical information. Meetings are the fourth Monday of every month, sponsored by American Stroke Association and Prairie Adult Care. For more information, call Joanne Bartel at (952) 949-3126. WEST SUBURBAN GRIEF COALITION — Regular weekly meetings of the West Subu rba n Grief C oa lition a re Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 County Road 73 in Minnetonka through August 27, 2009. Each session has a spea ker a nd break-out sessions to help those who are grieving the death of a loved one. You may attend a meeting at any time. For more information, call (763) 545-1108 or (612) 801-2491. GROUPS AT RIDGEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER, WACONIA — For more information and registration, call Community Relations at (952) 442-2191, Ext. 6111. SEXUAL VIOLENCE CENTER — Call (952) 448-5425 or (612) 871-5111 for more information.

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I Finally Lost the Weight!

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS Park and Recreation Challenge — Gather your 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 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.

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Kids to Kids Garage Sale — Friday Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – noon. Kids will be selling their own items to other kids. This is a great way to find deals on slightly used clothing, games, books, toys, electronics, etc. This event is free to the public. For more information, call (952) 227-1400. Halloween Party — Join us for trick-or-treating, live entertainment, carnival-style games, hayrides (outside, weather permitting), refreshments, and even a few optional scary areas. The program, designed for children ages 2 to 10, will be Saturday Oct. 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Chanhassen Rec Center. $5 for participants, adults are free.




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Rec Center Sports Teen Time — On Thursdays in 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 on Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. $1 with a Student ID 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.

ation Center from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $45 Residents/$53 NonResidents. After School Dodgeball — Dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge! Participants will play several games per week with mixed age teams using soft foam balls. All participants wil l receive a Chanhassen Rec., Center Sports T-shirt. The prog ram, desig ned 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.

Little Tigers Self-Defense and Safety Training — An exciting class for children to lea r n basic sel f- defense and martial arts skills while developing coordination and flexibility with their peers. Basic kicks, punches and strikes are taught through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect-great personal tools to carry into the future. This program, designed for children 3 ½ to 6, 12:50 to 1:30 p.m., Thursdays Oct. 6 – 27 at Chanhassen Recreation Center. $49 Residents/ $53 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. 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’l l scu lpt 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.

K i nderMusi k: Wiggles & Giggles Party — Play instruments, singing, moving and exploring an uncovered engaging musical world while building confidence, self control and communication skills. The prog ram, desig ned for children ages 18 months to 4 years while accompanied by an adult, will be on Wednesday, October 19 from 9 :45 – 10:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $10 Residents/$13 Non-Residents. 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 prog ram, desig ned for children ages 4 to 6, will have two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesdays from Oct. 25 – Dec. 7 at the Chanhassen Recre-

Grandparent & Me : Pumpkin Painting – We’ll craft pumpkins, make popcorn balls, and have cider to celebrate the season. The program, designed for children ages 3 to 8, will be on Friday, Oct. 28 from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $6 Child or $18 family maximum

PETS OF THE WEEK The pets noted are being housed by the Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) and are among the dozens of homeless animals available for adoption. For more information, go online at

CLIFFORD Animal control found me in rural Scott County and no one came for me. I’m a happy, very friendly, easy going 2-year-old. They think I’m a great dane/ hound mix, but I only weigh 68 pounds. I’m house broken, do OK in the car and on a leash. I like kids and dogs but haven’t met cats. While I’m waiting to be adopted, it would be

nice if there was a foster home willing to help me learn not to jump up and surf counters. Is that you?

XAVIERA I became homeless due to the bad economy. I’m a 1-year-old, calm, affectionate, female cat who is friendly to kind kids and some male cats. I have shiny black hair with a touch of white here and there. After a long day, you’ll fi nd me waiting for you at the door, then I’ll rub against your legs and tag along to the next room. I’ll jump into your lap and stay as long as you sit. I hope you have wand toys and enjoy brushing me.


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SENIOR NEWS Information submitted by the Chanhassen Senior Center. For information on any of the programs or activities call the Chanhassen Senior Center at (952) 227-1125.

Open Houses

UPCOMING NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY — The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for Oct. 29. Developed by the DEA, this event is meant to provide a process for people to safely dispose of their unused or unwanted prescription drugs. This program is open for people of all ages who want to dispose of prescription. There will be a drop off site in Chanhassen: Where: Chanhassen Senior Center, 7700 Market Blvd. When: Saturday, Oct. 29 Time: Between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. H A PPY H A N DS K N I TTING — The Happy Hands knitting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. to work on their projects for local charities and community organizations. Feel free to bring your own knitting project and come and socialize with the group. Yarn donations are welcome. We are accepting new or good quality skeins of yarn for our projects. ADULT WOODCARVING CLASS — Have you have ever thought about learning to carve or if you are already a carver and want some refresher tips this is the class for you. Participants will learn different carving techniques, receive one-on-one direction and guidance and will have a variety of projects to choose from to practice on. Date: Tuesdays Oct. 11 and 18. Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Cost $20 Reg istration dead l ine : Oct. 3 CROCKPOT CUISINE — Is your Crockpot tucked away in the back of the cupboard? Put it on the counter and discover the versatility of this amazing appliance. Everything you need to know about a slow cooker and how to prepare meats, entrees, sides anddesserts is covered. Save money and make meal preparation enjoyable. Cook a pot full and freeze some for another day. A sample-sized dessert prepared in a slow-cooker will be served. No cooking will be done in class. The Crockpot Cuisine Cookbook with 150 recipes adapted for crockery cooking is included in the tuition. Date: Thursday, Oct 27 Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $18 Reg istration dead l ine : Oct. 10 MEDICARE 2012 — This presentation will focus on the changes to Medicare in 2012, including the new Medicare Pt D open enrollment date change (Oct 15-Dec 6.) This program

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ESTATE PLANN ING — Join Attorney Chuck Roulet and discover how to make sure your wishes are carried out exactly as you want. Even if you have an estate plan or living trust, new laws are often overlooked. The presentation will address differences between a will and living trust, planning for incapacity, federal and state estate taxes laws, long-term care planning and more. Date: The Aug. 29 session has been cancelled and rescheduled for Oct. 24. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free, but please call to register. CA RV ER COU N T Y SE NIOR EXPO — The Carver County Senior Expo is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, at Waconia High School. The Expo promotes the value of Carver County area services for older adults, caregivers, and anyone planning for retirement. The day begins at 9 am with speaker, Dr. Jennifer Olson, M.D. from the Park Nicollet Clinic Center for Senior Services, on “As the Years March on Getting the Most Out of Your Clinic Visit.” The day’s events will also include a variety of exhibits and resources, a delicious Pancake Brunch featuring Chris Cakes, free health screenings by local providers, door prizes and ending with entertainment by Sherwin Linton honoring Buddy Holly. The cost for the event is $12 per person. Information and Registration for the event is available by calling Waconia Community Education at (952) 442-0615.

ONE DAY TRIPS CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE — Bring the holidays to life! Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a New Wonderland comes to the Mystic Lake Showroom to celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Registration and payment deadline: Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Monday Sr. Advisory Bd (3rd) 9-10:30 a.m. Women’s Club (2nd ) 9:30-11 a.m. Bridge 12:30-3:30 p.m. Book Club (4th) Monday 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday Foot Care (1st) 8 : 30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Health Insurance Counseling (2nd) 9-11 a.m. Chan-o-laires – 12:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday Nintendo Wii (1&3) 9:30-11 a.m. Card Club (500/ Hand &Foot) 1-4:30 p.m. Friday Sr Com mission Meeti ng (3rd) 10-11:30 a.m. Cards & Games (1st & 3) 10 a.m. – noon Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Cribbage (3rd) 1-3 p.m. OPEN SWIM PROGRAM AT A M E R IC I N N — T he Chanhassen Senior Center along with AmericInn of Chanhassen is offering an Open Swim opportunity for area seniors. The AmericInn pool ranges from 3-5 feet deep. All seniors will also have access to the heated hot tub/whirlpool, and sauna. Towels are provided. The cost is $24 for a 12 session punch card. Punch cards need to be purchased at the Senior Center before attending Open Swim. For additional information, call (952) 227-1125 FOOT CARE CLINIC — The Senior Center is offering foot care services on the fi rst Tuesday of the every month. Foot care services include a soak, assessment, nail trimming and a message. Appointments last approximately 45 minutes. The cost is $26 per visit and payment is made the day of you r visit. Ap pointments are required and can be made by calling (952) 227-1125.

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Monday, Oct. 3, 2:00pm Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina Tues., Oct. 4, 9:30am Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie Tues. Oct 4, 2:00pm Minnesota Valley YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave. S., Burnsville Tues. Oct. 4, 6:30pm Richfield American Legion Post, 6501 Portland Ave. So, Richfield Wed. Oct. 5, 1:30pm Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. So., Bloomington Thurs. Oct. 6, 10:00am Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights Thurs. Oct. 6, 1:30pm Dan Patch American Legion Post, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage Thurs. Oct 6, 2:00pm Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy., Eagan Thurs. Oct 6, 2:00pm Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave., Lakeville Mon., Oct 10, 2:00pm Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina

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Editor’s note: The Chanhassen Villager publishes an occasional column by Barb Hone of the Arts Consortium of Carver County. The Pillars of the Arts project recognizes and honors the people throughout Carver County who have promoted, supported, and contributed to all expressions of the arts over the years and continue to do so. BY BARB HONE

Carver County needs to meet Ione and Ria Roland. Daughter and mother share artistic passions and talents, and their homes in New Germany and Mayer are both galleries and workshops. For the past dozen years, Ione and Ria have partnered in RiCreations — Ria and Ione Creations. They are masters with clay—earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. They shape and cut clay. Some pieces are finished with smoke in garbage cans. They carve, fire, glaze and paint vases of all sizes and decorate with intricate ornamentations and rich colors. Ione paints on glass and silk as well. Did you know there are different kinds of silk? Both women carve and paint tiles. They have exquisite paintings in watercolor and oil. Blanc de Blanc in Wayzata sells their white clay pieces. They have commissioned work and Ione has a number of private students. Ione knows and loves art is all forms. For 35 years, Ione and her husband, Noel, owned Ceramic Art Supplies, Inc. — a Minneapolis wholesale and retail



business. She was too busy to dedicate much time to her own art, but, self-taught, she became comfortable working in all media. China-painted dolls was big business then, and she taught many classes. As a child, Ria was surrounded with ar t and joined in the creativity. Ione has started a new venture partnering with artist Na ncy F rosetch, i n a new medium, metal— silver and gold. They are designing and making jewelry. She recently completed a new blond-glazed handmade wine bottle holder to feature wine made from cold hardy grapes for a local winery. She is also working on a 3-foot vase, carving into it, Kabuki fi gures. Barb Hone is an arts enthusiast, piano teacher, and charter member of the Arts Consortium of Carver County. Her column “Pillars of the Arts” appears periodically in the Chanhassen Villager. To join the ACCC, go to or e-mail info@ arts



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Spanish visitors show Flamenco flair Four years ago, Holy Family students and teachers travelled to Seville, Spain, and stayed with host families during Holy Week. This year, from Sept. 16 – 25, 20 students and three teachers from Seville came to Minnesota and were hosted by Holy Family students and their families. The travelers came from the Colegio Calasancio, a Catholic school founded by the Piarist Fathers, who have institutions all over the world.


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The Spanish guests spent their two weeks practicing their English and enjoying American culture. Holy Family teachers designed special lessons for them so they could try as many new experiences as possible. In return, the guests visited Spanish classes and enriched lessons. Their most spectacular addition to the start of the school year was a Flamenco presentation performed at a soccer game.

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Spanish students and teachers visiting Holy Family Catholic School performed a Flamenco dance during a recent soccer game.

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Artist will have watercolors on exhibit in October Sept. 30; 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Money raised from these sales helps support library programming.




Artist Nancy Amerson will have paintings on exhibit in October at the Chanhassen Library. Na ncy says, “I at tended the University of Minnesota where I received I received a BFA degree. While I was there I tried ceramics, sculpture and painting. Then I raised a family of three boys. Several years ago I took a watercolor workshop with Frank Zeller, and that help solidify my interest in watercolor. I continued wit h workshops t aught by Jan Fabian Wallacke, Karlyn Holman and Cheng-Khee Chee. Each workshop gave me something different and valuable. Even with the careful planning that watercolor demands, f luid spontaneous things can happen when paint and water mix. “Because it doesn’t always do what one expects, it can be frustration or the painting can take on a whole new direction. It’s always an adventure. With each new success a yah-hah! moment is achieved. My favorite watercolorist is ChengKhee Chee, a master of the media in all sits aspects. I was in awe during his workshop. What I hope I will achieve with my work is to tell a story- even better than I could tell it using words.”

BOOK SALE The Friends of the Chanhassen Library fall book sale is coming up at the end of the month. Book donations can be brought in any time. Please no text books or videocassettes. T he date of the P review Party is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 29. The admission to the Preview Party is $5 or free to members of the Friends of the Chanhassen Library. The public book sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

Author Eric Dregni will be at the library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. He is author of “Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.” His visit is sponsored by the Friends of the Chanhassen Library Next week I will have a short interview with Dregni. O c t ob er i s Te en Re ad Month. Fine Waiver: If you’re 12-18 and you owe the library money for returning stuff late, visit your local Carver County Library during October for a coupon good for up to $10 off fi nes incurred on Carver County materials. Special teen events: CSI at the Library — Come and meet a Carver County Crime Scene tech and learn some of the tools and techniques used by police. Families will have a chance to test some of these techniques, and learn how crime techs would take these skills and apply them to a crime from 1901. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd. Presented by Heidi Gould and a Crime Scene Tech from Carver County. For ages 11 and up. Chanhassen Library Teen Book Club, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for lively discussion about great books! Contact the library for more information and to register at (952) 227-1500 Great Decisions Discussion: Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Crisis in the Caucasus. The Friends of the Chanhassen Library is again sponsoring the Great Decisions Discussions, organized nationally by the Foreign Policy Association a nd loc a l ly by t he Mi n ne sota International Center. The countries and regions of the Caucasus all have strong national identities but have long lived in the shadow of their larger neighbors: Russia, Iran and Turkey. How does this influence the Caucasus of today? How do the region’s energy resources play into its relations with the outside world? Speaker: Todd Lefko, President of International Business


Water color paintings by artist Nancy Amerson are on display at the Chanhassen Library in October. Development Council, an import-export fi rm, with homes in Minnesota and Moscow, Russia. His weekly articles appear in Rossiske Vesti, a Russian political newspaper. Has taught urban affairs and sociology at the University of Minnesota, and political science, international relations, politica l phi losophy and public administration at other Minnesota colleges. Has lectured at Universities in Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. Has a B.A. and M.A. in Public Administration and coursework for his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota; has also studied at Harvard University and the University of Manchester, England. Worked in villages in Jamaica, Mexico and Guatemala. Active in a local Great Decisions group. Thrift Club, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. Come and join like-minded individuals and share ideas for saving money. What is Thrift? Thrift is not simply a money saving strategy — it’s a broad term

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September’s Charity – West Suburban Teen Clinic

A nonprofit organization, started in 1972, serving young people ages 12-23, their parents and the general community in western Hennepin, Carver and Scott Counties. We provide reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and basic medical care in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to teens and young adults. We are attuned to their unique physical, emotional and social needs, and are committed to helping them make responsible, well-informed decisions about their health. Our services are professional, respectful and affordable.

Jeans Day is celebrated the last Friday of each month! If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Sorenson at 952-345-6477 or

Congratulations Week 3 Winners! Dallas G. $75 Gift card to Paradise Belle Plaine, MN Car Wash & Detail Center

Doug W. $50 Gift Card to Arizona’s Chaska, MN

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Jeff P.

2 Movie Passes

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American Family–Allen Houdek Agency, Inc. Canterbury Park Chaska Lakes Chiropractic & Rehab Cub Foods–Shakopee D. Fong’s Chinese Cuisine - Savage Dockside Magazine Drazan, Henke and Associates, CPAs – Chaska Edible Twin Cities Magazine First Resource Bank The Goddard School Karizma Ladybug Childcare Center Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant Prior Lake Pet Hospital Quello Clinic Ridgeview Medical Center Magazine Southwest Newspapers St. Francis Regional Medical Center Vein Clinic PA - Chanhassen Western OB/GYN

that encompasses the wise use of all resources: health, ti me, money, and envi ronment included. The dictionary describes Thrift as prosperity, thriving, healthy and vigorous growth, careful management (especia l ly of money), and gainful employment. T he Ch a n h a ssen T h r i f t Club meets to discuss goals, strategies, and results of the use of thrift. The group is open to anyone interested in learning about, or practicing this special way of life. Author Wendy Webb will be at the Chanhassen Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Webb is the award-winning author of the haunting ghost story, The Tale of Halcyon Crane. She won the Genre Fiction category of the Minnesota Book Awards. Come and learn from the author what inspired this modern day ghost story. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chanhassen Library. Toddler Storytimes are 10 : 30 a.m., Tuesdays, from Sept. 13 to Dec. 6. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome

to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fi ngerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. No registration required. Fa m 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 fi ngerplays 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 la ng uage development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. Call to register at (952) 227-1500. Tails for Reading is 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 1. School-age

children are welcome to read books aloud to therapy dogs to encourage confidence in reading. Please call or stop by the library to sign up for 15 minute reading sessions. 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 a nd c a reg iver i nterac t ion a nd developi ng ski l ls t hat every child needs through the use of materials for infants, todd lers, 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 Re s ou rc e a nd Re fer r a l . A partnership between the CAP Agency Child Care Resource and Referral and the Carver County Library System. 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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1 & 2 BR apartments, (heat, hot/cold water, garbage included) $575$675, no pets. 612-5996245

Lg 2BR, 1BA, Kit & more Basement apt. walkout on Prior Lake. Gar/Doc space av. Great views, $795/mo. 952-412-7160 Prior Lake- Lg 1 BR, $575/ mo. 2 BR. $735/ mo. Available now. Patio/ balcony, cats OK, please call 952-6532105, 952-594-1791, or 651-470-4017

321 S Harrison. Great 2BR, $795. Laundry on site, off street parking, AC unit included. Available asap. For more information please call Deparis with Detailed Mgmt 763-807-0148

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Large 2 BR, 2 bath, W/D dishwasher, elevator, security system. $800+ utilities. Available 9/1. 952-492-2800

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2/ 3 BR townhomes, garage included, $795 & $950. 952-448-6549 Nice Duplex, 3BD, 2BA, W/D, A/C, deck. $1050. 952-955-1889

1 BR Apartment, HUD/ Section 8, Elderly/ Disabled housing. EHO. 612-702-1472

55+ community. 1 BR, 1 BA condo. W/D, dishwasher in unit. Balcony, heated underground parking. Storage units. Library/ community room. Available immediately. To schedule a showing, 763-238-8975

Savage Rentals 1BR $635, 2BR $735. Pets ok. 952-356-0611

Shakopee Rentals 1 & 2 BR apartments, garage. Nice condition. Reasonable. Available now. 952-445-2739

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ASSEMBLY 1st & 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

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

FT-Custodian, 2nd Shift at Shakopee Schools. Position may also require some day shift help. General cleaning as well as other duties. Full description and directions on how to apply can be found online by going to:

Full time Bookkeeper Duties inc. A/P, A/R, job costing, Reconciling bank recs, and financials. Accounting background a must. Please send resumes to: lori.horkey@

House Aide $11.20/hr PT Weekend/Evening hours. Must have experience caring for elderly. Residential group home for 5-6 seniors. Community Assisted Living Shakopee. Call 952-4403955


Seasonal Positions

Part-Time Server Presbyterian Homes & Services - Castle Ridge in Eden Prairie is seeking a PT Server to join its team, working 4-8pm every other weekend & holidays. Qualifications: Ability to read, write, speak, & understand English & demonstrated compatibility with PHS' mission & operating philosophies. To apply please visit click on “Join Our Team” and search for Job ID 3307 or paste the following URL into your web browser, jobs/3307/job

Driver, paving experienced dump truck operator, class B+, clean driving & background records, immediate employment with 6 month term, 2 month full time-4 month weather dependent. Contact Craig 612369-5412

EMPLOYMENT Full-Time WORK FROM HOME! Put your faith first, Family second with an Opportunity to earn a Great income! 952-270-6190 Allure Salon looking for motivated, enthusiastic hair designer and nail technician to join our talented staff. 952-4963331, Bonnie Drivers: Medical transport. Exp'd. Days. 612747-3022.

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

Local Farmers Agent looking for receptionist. E-mail resume to: johanna.denger@

Casey's is looking for a friendly, energetic individual to be our Assistant Manager Donut Makers. Cashiers, & Pizza Makers various hours. No Experience necessary. Apply at: Casey's General Store, 300 County Rd. 40 E., Carver, MN 55316. 952-448-6092

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

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.

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

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

The Lutheran Home Campus is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Maintenance Tech 6 Chart is a leading global supplier of standard and custom-engineered products and systems serving a wide variety of low-temperature and cryogenic applications. The company manufactures a broad line of cryogenic products for the purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and application of gases such as helium, nitrogen, argon, oxygen, carbon dioxide, natural gas and other hydrocarbons for final use in a multitude of industrial, commercial and scientific applications. Chart's New Prague, MN manufacturing campus is a 30-acre site with over 275,000 square feet of heavy manufacturing space. Chart has an immediate opening for a maintenance technician on the day shift. Primary responsibilities include troubleshooting, repair, and rebuilds of complex manufacturing and material handling equipment. Equipment includes but is not limited to vacuum pumps, mass spec machines, rollers, machine tools, presses, cranes, forklifts, and automatic production equipment. Perform periodic inspection of various shop equipment and tools. Installation of new equipment, building custom fixtures, performing necessary hookups, and other maintenance including electrical, plumbing, painting, and carpentry is required. When necessary, alter and modify facilities and equipment to conform to OSHA standards. Assist with the handling, labeling, and inspection of hazardous waste and storage area. Perform duties assigned during spills and emergencies involving hazardous waste and materials. The ideal candidate will possess a two-year technical degree combined with 3+ years of manufacturing experience. Knowledge of the following is a plus: hydraulics, electrical and electronics, automation equipment repair, crane servicing, vacuum technology, and general maintenance. The ability to troubleshoot and fix problems is a must. Candidate must have the ability to successfully complete work assignments with limited supervision. Chart provides a competitive compensation and benefits program. If interested, please send resume or fill out application with attention to Jamie Malecha, HR Administrator:

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Full-Time Laundry Aide Full-Time and Part-Time Nursing Assistants Part-Time LPN/RN Part-Time Food Service Worker For additional information or to apply online, visit The Lutheran Home Association website at or call (952) 873-2164. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

LABORER Mudjacking company needs reliable, hard working individual to fill laborer position. Start immediately. 40+ hrs/wk. No experience necessary. $11/hour. Savage: 612-919-6559 Tax Preparer Seasonal Chaska CPA firm seeking an experienced, fulltime seasonal tax preparer. Pay based on experience. Flexible hours. Send Resume to: or fax 952-448-2705.

Part-Time Ace Daycare & Learning Center is looking for 2 P/T qualified teachers. M-F 4pm-8pm. E-mail resume to: acedaycarelearning Catering Food Service at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Looking for reliable people with a flexible schedule, preferrable to have previous food service experience, but not required. Competitive pay. Email to apply. Part time. Custodial / Maint. Ice Rink P.T. Seasonal $9.00/hr weekday evening and weekend hours avail. Includes ice resurfacing, run skate shop, general maint. Apply at Chaska Community Center Front Desk, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska MN 55318 Do U like cleaning homes? Cleaner and strong vacuum person wanted. Tues-Fri, 93pm. 952-443-4751 Front Desk/ Night Auditimmediate opening. Hotel experience required. Apply in person: Best Western Hotel, 511 S. Marschall Rd., Shakopee. Local Bookstore hiring FT/PT positions. See for more information.

Human Service Technician Divine House, Inc. Is currently accepting applications for our Chaska area site. This site has four male residents living in a residential home. A Part position available including every other weekend, afternoon/evenings and overnight shifts are available. Experience working with people with disabilities or background in medical field experience helpful but not necessary. Apply online at or Divine House Inc 328 5thSt. SW Willmar, MN 56201 EOE Immediate PT Openings Excellent Pay Flexible FT/PT Customer sales/svc No exp needed will train All ages 17+ Conditions apply Call Now: 952-746-8999

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

Newspaper Route: Weekday/Weekend Routes now avail. Bloomington area. Must be 18 yrs. & have own vehicle. (952) 451-8188 NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train Starting wage $13.25 per 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


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Reimbursed Senior Volunteer Position: Senior Corps is seeking volunteers 55+ yrs willing to help others as friendly visitors in their homes & with outings to the community. Tax-free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits. Contact 651310-9447. Rug Binder/Sewer. Chaska rug manufacturer has an immediate opening for a rug binder/ sewer. Qualified candidates must have sewing experience, attention to detail and be able to lift light rugs. Competitive pay. Please contact Susan @952-448-9602. Southwest Eye Care is seeking a PT scribe/receptionist for our growing Chaska office. Duties include assisting doctors with data entry/charting, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, answering phones, insurance billing. Hours include evenings and 1 Saturday/month. Previous experience in a medical setting preferred. E-mail resume to: or Fax to 952-466-3936. StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee & rural Waconia Weekend routes. For further information see our website at;

$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

LearningRx in Savage continues to grow! If you have a passion to help students excel, consider joining the LearningRx team of cognitive trainers! LearningRx uses clinically proven techniques to get to the root cause of learning struggles and help students excel academically. 10-25 hours/week. Great pay plus bonus! To learn more visit Interested parties send cover letter and resume To fill out an application

2000 Polaris Sportsman 500. Green, H.D. Winch Rear basket. Like new Tires Rides-Drives Perfect. Great condition $2,750. 952-215-5421

Polaris Xplorer 300 4X4 1999 with plow, gun rack, tote box. Starts and runs great. Gently used. $2400 952-3888456


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

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

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

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Bruce Mackenthun Does It All! WindowDoor- Deck specialist! Professional services. 952-270-9166. Lic #20452534 Ins.

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AA Tree Removal/ trimming/ firewood/ brush hauling, stump grinding. Steve, 952-445-5239

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

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


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References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes

Schmidt and Son Lawn Care Aerating Leaf clean-up Mowing for 2012

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


Why Wait Roofing LLC 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

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


Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous Lic# 20632183

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

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

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Swim raft, 8'x10' cedar, very good condition, $400. 612-385-1100

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

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

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

2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264

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

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

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

2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. 763-360-6251

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1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172

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

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

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

Storage/Vehicles INDOOR/ OUTDOORBoat, RV, etc. storage. Josh: 612-221-0275

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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

27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $15,500. Call Mitch 612-325-7365

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $8,800. 952836-6773 EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart with Rear Seat. White with White Top and Seats. $2195. 952-2390446


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

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

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

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

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

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GARAGE SALES AUCTIONS Belle Plaine Sales Thursday, Friday, Sept 29-30, Saturday, Oct. 1 9am-6pm 222 N. Ash St., Belle Plaine Estate sale. Many antiques Jewelry. Assorted tools. Cash only, no checks

Chanhassen Sales Downsizing Sale Thursday 9/29, Friday 9/30 85pm. Furniture, rugs, tools, baby items. Tons of HH. New and used bedding, misc. 7402 Laredo Dr. Garage Sale- crystal glasses, carpets, metalframed pool, baby/ kids items, kids bikes, scooter, toys, tricycle, crib, costumes, Princess dresses. 9/30, 10/1, 9am-3pm. 8123 Marsh Dr.

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HUGE GARAGE SALE! Thurs-Fri-Sat. 9/29-30, 10/1, 8am-5pm. Antiques, tools, appliances, snowmobiles, ATV, HH, movies, bikes, furniture, snowboards, clothing, electronics. 610 W. 96th St. RAIN OR SHINE!

Huge Baby Garage Sale Friday 9/30 2-7pm, Saturday 10/1 9-noon. Baby clothes, newborn24mo, toys, swingset, misc. Items like new! 2807 Spyglass Drive

Friday/ Saturday 9-3010-1. MULTI FAMILY! (8-6pm) Sofa/loveseat, furniture, HH, clothes, (some women plus) Bikes, records, dishes, books, much more! 18830 Partridge Circle

Thurs/Fri/Sat Sept 29Oct 1, 8am to 5pm. 11801 Boulder Bay Rd, Eden Prairie. Multi-family sale. Clothing- infant to adult, Housewares, Books, Baby items.

HUGE Garage Sale: Thurs., 9/29, 12noon5pm. Fri., 9/30, 10am5pm. Sat., 10/1, 10am3pm. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, videos, books, clothes, HH, much more! 6160 W. 154th St.

Garage Sale Thursday 9/29- Saturday 10/1 85pm. HH items, Lots of Misc, Lots of Clothes. 2621 Hauer Trail

Thursday - Friday 10/6, 10/7 8am-5pm. House Hold Items, Clothes, Games, Cd's, XBox games, Xmas, A lot of misc. 1189 S. Monroe Street

MULTI FAMILY! Thursday 9/29, Friday 9/30 85pm. Saturday 10/1 8noon. Bikes, sporting goods, books, toys, games, clothing, HH items. Misc. 8123 Stone Creek Dr.

Chaska Sales CHASKA HUGE MOVING SALE, 848 Newberry Lane. Fri 9/30 8a-5p & Sat 10/1 9a-3p | HH, Women's petite (6-10), tools, antiques, furniture, LOTS of craft, knitting, crotchet & supplies, yarn galore! Wed-Thurs-Fri. 9/28-2930, 8am-6pm. Furniture (modern- antique), HH, games, books, pictures, old crates. 149 WOODLAND DR

Multi-family sale. Sat. Oct. 1, 8:00– 4:00pm Furniture, Holiday decorations, Big & Tall Men's Clothing, lots of Misc. 2370 Schoolmaster Drive, Jonathan Thurs-Fri-Sat., 9/29-30, 10/1, 9am-5pm. MultiFamily Sale: toys, clothing, books, HH. Boat/ motor (1957) 5.5 HP Johnson & trailer. Decor. 1318 VALLEY ST.

Eden Prairie Sales Multi-Family: HH, ladies, mens, boys clothes & shoes. Much misc. Wed, 9/28, 4-7pm, Thurs-Fri, 9/29-30, 9am6pm. 11308 Entrevaux Drive

Moving Sale 9/29,9/30, 10/1. 8-4pm. No previews. 45 years of collectibles, stuffed animals, antiques, tools, old electronics. Much more. 16211 Alpine Way Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 8am3pm. 17208 Duck Lk Tr. EP Yard sale. Children's toys. TV. Children's books. One day sale! Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 9/2910/1 9am-5pm 15480 CANYON RIDGE. MOVING! Lots of Furniture. Woodworking Tools/Supplies. Pianos/Music. Appliances. Computers. Office. Garden/Patio. Seasonal. A & C. Fabric, and more!

Jordan Sales Sat. 10/1/2011 8-6 Multi Family Garage Sale. Everything must go! One day sale! Rain or shine (Held in Shed)! Tons of cheap stuff! 506 E 230th Street, Jordan (1 mile south of Cty Rd 8 and Hwy 13)

Moving Sale Thursday 9/29, Friday 9/30, Saturday 10/1, 8-5pm. Furniture, childrens clothes, lots of misc. 3021 Limerick St

Geneva's Daughter Occasional Sale. At the Hub of Jordan, 231 S. Broadway. Thurs, Oct 6th, 10am-5pm. Fri, Oct Sat, Oct 7th 10-8pm, 8th 8am-5pm.

Pole Shed Sale! Thur,9/29, Fri,9/30, Sat 10/1 8am-5pm Floral supplies, HH, tvs, girls/adult clothing, much more! Come check us out! 17490 Mushtown Road (Next to Ryan's Park)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sept 29th to Oct 1st 9am-5pm. 625 Hooper Ct, Jordan. Garage sale. Drum set, Speakers. Washer. Tools Tools Tools. Sofa. Household items

Sales, 5433 & 5451 Crossandra St. Vintage & Antiques, HH, children & adult clothing. Toys, American Girl, Large wine rack, misc. 9/29- 10/1. 9am-5pm

Downsizing Sale! Large and small appliances, electronics, TVs, power tools, lawn tools, furniture, clothing, books, HH. Home décor. Thurs.-Sat. 9/29-10/1, 84. 1256 Quincy Circle. Empty Nester Clean-out Fri. 9/30 8am-6pm, Sat10/1 8am-3pm. Dish/ glassware, movies (VHS), CDs, books, puzzles, paintings/pictures, figurines, golf, roller blades, toboggan, canoe paddles, sleeping bags, cot, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, luggage, printers, bench grinder, drill press, tools, file cabinet, wheelchair, lots more miscellaneous, priced to sell. 2012 Groveland Way. Cash only. No early birds Garage Sale: Clothes, craft items, many misc items. Thurs-Fri., 10/67, 9am-5pm. 910 S. Shumway St.

Victoria Sales Thursday September 29th 9-5pm, Friday September 30th, 9noon. Furniture, Patio Sets, Household goods, Accents, cloths, books, lots more. 8475 Duck Trail, Victoria

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1968 T-Bird, 429 automatic, new gas tank, tires, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes. Runs. Needs Restoration. Asking $1500. 952-448-2015

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


1989 Volvo 240DL. 118K, AT, CD, New tires, battery, tabs, and more. 4 cyl, provides great gas mileage. $2500. 952-440-2469

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


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

2003 Jetta TDI 5-Speed manual. Up to 57/mpg hwy. 125,000 plus miles 1 owner. Excellent condition $7300. 612-8400884

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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

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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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Domestic-violence walk to include memorial for reporter BY LORI CARLSON


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n 2008, the high-profi le murder of newspaper reporter Ruth Anne Maddox by her husba nd, Cha rles “ Tony” Maddox, startled Prior Lake residents into action. Ruth Anne died at the hands of her estranged husband, who in August was sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder. Authorities said Maddox crushed his wife’s neck with a door following an argument in the early morning of Nov. 11, 2008. She died of blunt-force injuries to her head and neck, and her body was found in the couple’s Prior Lake garage the next day. T he cit y’s C om mu nit y Sa fet y Advisory Committee already had been working on ways to make Prior Lake a safer place before the murder occu r red, but domestic-violence prevention became an even higher priority after the issue hit close to home. On Satu rday, Oct. 1, the committee will host the second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk at noon at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake. The mile-long walk will benefit Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, which serves Scott and Carver counties. This year, the Minnesota Coalition for B at tere d Women’s 2 0 0 8 Clothesline Project will be on display. The display includes a memorial for Ruth Anne Maddox, whose sister also plans to come from Indiana for the walk. In the 28-year history of the alliance, Prior Lake is the fi rst community in Scott or Carver counties that has organized a walk for domestic violence awareness, said Mary Ann Bigaouette, Southern Valley Alliance’s executive director. Councilman Richard Keeney, a liaison to the advisory committee, said there’s not enough awareness about how much domestic abuse impacts the local community. “I don’t think people realize the kind of numbers we’re dealing with,” Keeney said. “They are staggering statistics.” In Prior Lake alone, 87 cases of domestic abuse were handled in 2009 by Southern Valley Alliance. A total of 120 cases were reported in Savage that year, and 315 cases stemmed from Shakopee. Also in 2009, Prior Lake police responded to 273 reports of domestic violence, and 33 people (952) 873-4214

Online How has domestic abuse affected you or someone you know? Join the discussion at Users can register with a username that does not disclose their true identity. in the city were jailed for domestic assault. Statewide, in 2010, at least 28 Minnesotans lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women’s annual Femicide Report, which details the deaths of women, children and even some men as a result of domestic abuse, urges the community to “remember their names” and pay attention to signs of abuse. “While the ultimate responsibility for these murders rests with the perpetrators alone, opportunities for meaningful intervention in many of these cases were missed,” the report states. “Especially in the cases in which the victim reached out for help, we should examine the reasons why our systems ultimately failed to protect those victims from lethal violence.”

WALK THE WALK Walkers are encouraged to make a $10 freewill donation benefiting Sout her n Va l ley A l li a nc e when registering at the walk. The event is co-sponsored by the alliance, the city’s safety advisory committee and the Prior Lake Optimist Club. The fi rst 100 walkers will receive a drawstring backpack and handouts describing the scope and impact of domestic violence. Staff members from Southern Valley Alliance will share information and answer questions. The walk committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the event. Volunteer oppor tunities include setting up information stations and directing walkers along the route. Training will be provided. For more information, call Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women at (952) 873-4214.


Participants in last year’s inaugural walk look at T-shirts in the Clothesline Project display. The national art project was started by women in Massachusetts to remember the women and children murdered as a result of domestic violence and child abuse. Shirts are decorated and then are hung on a clothesline and displayed in a public location.

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1000 gallon LP tank. $1000. or best offer. 952-445-1713 16"x24" steel square and 24". Polycast level, $6. 952-447-4961 16hp, Murray, garden tractor w/36" thrower, 42" mowing. $450. 952496-3440 2 boxes, CCI Blazer 38 special ammo. $24. 952-240-1025 2 galllons, Behr's, lightoak, semi transparent deck stain, $10. 612419-3998 2 recliners, metal/ tile end/ cocktail tables, $250/ all, 952-423-5333 2-235-65-R17 Michelin ltx/as tires rims. Fits 2002 Jeep. $250. 612867-6979 3, tiered cement outdoor waterfalls fountain, with bears. $175. 507-3648849 5 pc leather sectional, new. $500. b/o 952-2008767 75 gal. aquarium complete mixed african cichlids. $325. o/bo. 952215-2277 Air hockey table. Works good. Asking $40. Chaska 612-865-3418 Allstar Converse womens size 8. New, $20. 952-201-9989 Antique tool chest. $100. 952-934-6846 Appliances, new Cusinart ice cream maker. Oster breadmaker. $60. 952-220-7645 Bath vanity (cherry) w/31"x22" granite top new, $130. 952-4455656 Bed, twin mattress, nightstand. Ikea Hemnes, white. $200. 952-465-2814 Bedroom set, headboard queen frame. Dresser w/mirror, $300. 952-220-5051 Binoculars, Bushnell sportview, 8/40, 473' @1000 yards. $25. 952975-0532 Black Lab puppy looking for a loving home. $75. 952-334-5604 Black Lab, 8 wks, female, shots, purebred, $200/BO, 952-445-4077 Free blk lab/pitbull puppy, 612-360-3215

Black plastic landscape pond, 50 gal. $10. 612730-4965 Bowflex Power Pro, great condition with several attachments. $300. 651-717-5538 Browning, automatic shotgun. A5 12 gage 2 3/4". $325. 612-2804091 Butcher block, maple. 30"x25"x1.5" thick. $65. 952-448-3699 Carrom Sports 6' Air powered hockey game table, $150. 612-7416870 Cat, Tuxedo, 5yrs.,litter trained, family cat, with supplies. Free. 952-9564704 Chaise lounge contemporary and comfortable. Great condition, $300. 612-275-8699 China, set of 8, Noritake, Blythe pattern $100. 612-382-4680 Couch 2 matching chairs, tuscan colors, excellent condition, $200, 952-233-5121 Craftsman 18in like new chain saw. $75. Call 952-949-1095 Craftsman workbench, back panels, pegboards. H-40" D-24" W60". $175. 952-2001996 Cub Cadet tracktor, 42" mower, 36" snow blower. $400, 952-447-5355 Cub Scout Bear and Wolf handbooks, new $20. 612-845-5324 Cub Scout sz large youth shirt. Like new $15. 612-845-5234 Desk chair, green fabric, excellent condition. $25, cash, Call 952-4455446 Desk chair, w/arms, rolling base, fully adjustable, $40. 952-9750532 Desk, metal, formica top. 30X60". 5 drawer. $25. 952-452-6523 Diamond plate aluminum toolbox, fits fullsize truck. $135. 612867-6979 Dining chairs, 4, oak, wood highback, studs $30. Cash/pickup 952882-4919 Flute, purchased from Schmitt Music. $150 952-913-7713

Door, new, 33.5". Six panel solid maple. Finished, $150. 952-4480574 Duck decoys, greenheads, drakes, hens, carrying bag. $60 952445-8545 Electronics: DVD player and VHS with remote, hookup. $30. 952-2207645 EZ Up 8x8 shelter with tables. $75. 952-9069009 Flambeau Pintail decoys, new, 9 hens, 9 drakes. $40. 612-7562965 Folding Chairs, Samsonite, (12), $35, 612803-1212 FP loving family doll house, lots of accessories! $75. 952-4472584 Free, indoor female cat. 3yrs spayed declawed blk/brn. Accessories 952-440-6094 Freezer, Sears, 6 cu ft, half-size, upright, $45. 952-443-2506 Gaming chair, barely used, $50. 952-4652814 Garden trailor, $250. Call 952-949-1095 German pup, purebred akc 12 weeks. Vets shots, $400. 952-6819100 German shepherd puppy. $500. 952-873-2075 Girls bike, 20 inch, pink. good condition. $25. 612-518-1836 Glass topped patio table, 6 chairs, pads. Green $150. 952-4925596 Halloween crocodile over the head outfit, 1224 mos. $5. 952-2332121 Handcrafted deck chair, cedar and hardwood. $65. Call: 952-3615401 Handcrafted rocking chair, cedar and hardwood. $65. Call: 952361-5401 Heywood-Wakefield Victorian wicker rocker. Needs some restoration $100. 952-934-0532 Home gym by Weider $130. or b/o. Teresa 952-221-7924 Lawn Sweeper 38” AgriFab, $40, 952-496-0231

Ice maker, Scottsman cm500 large capacitylike new. $500. 952649-7936 IKEA corner desk in perfect condition, $50. 952-201-9989 Inflatable floating mattress Sevylor. 7', 84” diameter, $50. 952-9750532 Insanity workout by Beachbody. 10 DVDs. Brand new. $70. John Deere mower. JS46. New. Retail $499. asking $375. 612-7083200 Junior hippo rh golf clubs, $40. or b/o. 612201-8183 Keyboard, Yamaha and stand. New, huge song database. $125, 612386-0444 Kitchen island w/stainless steel top. Great condition, $100. b/o. 952-217-4068 Kitchen stove, 4 burner, white, free u-haul, 952474-4814 Kitten, free adorable. Calico, tabby, orange. 952-445-7858 Ladies golf clubs, full set w/bag and covers. $299. 612-382-4680 Ladies, studded leather jacket. M, $100. 952457-1001 Large, MGD neon bar light, $125. 952-4571001 Leather sofa, love seat, gray, excellent, $125. 952-474-5028 LH Mens, AMF golf clubs, $50. or b/o. 612201-8183 Livingroom set. Sofa, love seat, wingback chair, tables. $500. 952-447-4353 Mercury, outboard motor 1950's, 5hp. $125. 952-934-6069 Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. Brand new, sealed. $74.95 Microsoft Office Professional 2010, retail version. Brand new. $348.99 Minnesota Vikings locker room gift card. $300. Value/sell $250. 952215-8707

Mirror, oval shape, 26H x18W, ornate gold frame. $30. 952-9750532 Muffler & Sidestep. 1998 Ford F150 ext cab. $50. 612-877-1946 New, 7", ceramic Halloween pumpkin, with candle. $5. 952-2401025. New, infrared heater with humidifier and air purifier. $329. 763516-5594 New, infrared space heater. Warranty. 3in1 humidifier/air purifier. $329. 763-516-5594 Nintendo ds lite red with case. Barely used, $75. 612-275-8699 Oak dining table 48" 68". Oval, four chairs. $500. 612-387-5549 Old Navy monkey costume, 2pc, 12-24 mos. $10. 952-233-2121 P90X workout by Beachbody. 13 DVDs. Brand new. $64.99. Piano grand needs service and tuning $500, can deliver 952-4454177 Pilates Bench FREE. Works like new. 952270-3357 Pop/snack vending machine. Like new, must sell. $500. b/o 952-4797456 Portable bed, (folding), $30, 612-803-1212 Pottery Barn Bunny Nursery: 5' rug round, quilt, $300. 612-3875549 PR4300 Buckhorn rifle 50 cal. new in box. $110, 952-447-5355 Propane tanks, 2 100 lbs. $40 952-445-3520 PS2, game. Smackdown vs raw, $5. 612730-4965 Puppy Mom YorkiPoo Dad CairnePoo 6weeks old. $250- $350. 952649-0888 Quickie, wheelchair, $50. Steve 952-4450213 Rabbit, white, m/n, accessories, litter trained $20. 952-440-6888 Refrigerator freezer 18 cf, light yellow. Works great. $75. 952-6497936

Refrigerator Whirlpool, almond, 20.6 cu-ft. $200. Good condition. 952-884-3145 Refrigerator, side/side white 69x36, great shape. Pick up, $100. 952-492-5596 Refrigerator, side-byside, brand new icemaker, $250, 952-454-1168 Reloading tools, shotguns, rifle: bench, scale, components. $150. 952-440-3418 Reptile tank 18"x17"x36 accessories included. U pickup, $10. 952-4700652 Revolver 44mag Virginian Dragoon. 71/2 SS barrel $350. 952-4405300 Rosetta Stone spanish V3 homeschool edition. Level 1-5. $248.95. Savage, medium mutt, needs forever home, friendly, FREE. Call: (269)832-0372 Schumacher 6/12 volt battery charger. 1.3 amps, $15. 952-4013786 Sectional couch, 2 footrests. Excellent condition, like new. $500. 952-445-2801 Shotgun Remington 870 Express 16ga pump. Like new! $200. 952250-2083 Shotgun shell reloader, MEC 600 Jr., 20 ga. $50 952-445-8545 Small stool, $8. Call 952-237-2010

Small child's rocker 21"Hx11"W, red. Good condition, $12. 952-4474961 Snowblower, 2-stage, Toro 1028lxe PowerMax, $350. good condition. 612-749-2536 Sofa, french prov., 8 ft, good condition. $75. 952-474-5028 Spinning wheel, antique. Good condition $100. 612-242-2007 SSGas stove apartment size. 19.25 wide, solidstate ignition, $400. 952-496-3440 Stroller, Graco. Excellent condition $35. cash, pickup. 952-882-4919 Subpanel loadcenter. New. Cutler-Hammer, main lug, 12 pole. $25. 952-448-0574 Sunbanker multi-gym, weight bench with resistance bands. $100. 952448-3455 Sunbeam gas grill with side burner. $25. 952448-3455 Table lamps 2, 26" high, 75 watts, $30. 952-3689718 Table small, wood, white + 2 chairs, $50. 952-401-8976 Technics "X-tended Range" speakers unlimited, $100. o/bo. 952934-2836 Tickets, 2 Roger Daltrey 10/4 $270. Mainfl. Sold out. 612-237-3907 Treadmill, Primefit 115v. $75. 952-492-5741

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Emily Brisse Emily Brisse, 29, of Chanhassen is a teacher at Watertown-Mayer High School, with classes ranging from mythology to mass communications to creative writing, her favorite. And she is a poet whose poems, stories, and essays have been published or are forthcoming in a variety of publications including “Orion,” “The Writer’s Chronicle,” “New Plains Review,” “The Talking Stick,” “,” “A View From The Loft,” and “Minnesota Conservation Volunteer.” Brisse e-mailed us earlier this week to let us know that her most recent poem was selected by the Roadside Poetry Project, of Fergus Falls Community College, for its Autumn 2011 edition, on four billboards near the campus. The unusual poetry format has precedence. In the 1950s, Burma Shave’s billboard campaign provided drivers with entertaining bits of verse as they sped along the highways. Each short poem extolling the benefits of Burma Shave lotion unfolded line by line on small billboards. Since September 2008, the Roadside Poetry organizers have called for roadside poetic verse from students and the community. According to the Roadside Poetry website [at], the ongoing poetry project “exposes our students and the passing public to the wonderment of poetry in a unique visual format embedded into the natural landscape.” Brisse grew up in Cold Spring, Minn., in the Rocori school district — and from there went on to Gustavus Adolphus College. She’s taught at Watertown-Mayer High School for seven years and graduated with a masters degree of fine arts in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts nearly a year ago. “Since then, I’ve been working on getting my own creative writing into the world,” Brisse writes. “My poems span a wide range in regard to style and topic, but I always seem to be the most inspired when I’m in nature. I spend a lot of time at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or Carver Park Reserve or Lake Ann with an open notebook and an uncapped pen.” Here is the poem Brisse submitted to Roadside Poetry: Each hour the leaves switch shirtsleeves, trading for brighter, richer hues “I found out about Roadside Poetry by chance,” Brisse said. “I was designing new curriculum this past summer for my creative writing class and stumbled across its website. Inspiration struck! Paul Carney, the organizer, called to let me know that he and a panel of judges had selected my submission for Autumn 2011. He was so kind and excited about both the project and my poem. He insisted that I share the news with my students the next day and encourage them to submit in the future. Q: When did you realize that poetry was the art form meant for you? A: I have always loved the sensory experience of words: their feel on the tongue, the way they hit my eardrums. When I was in middle school and high school, poetry was how I sorted out all the stuff of life. Now, I still write when I’m trying to make sense of things, but I also write from a place of deep appreciation. Minnesota writers like Bill Holm, Paul Gruchow, and Joyce Sutphen look at the world with a sincerity I admire. Q: How do you get high school students to have a healthy appreciation for poetry? A: I tell my students that it doesn’t matter if they’re into longboarding or neuroscience: poems exist in all places and around all things. We’re all pretty good at figuring out what is important to us, and poetry is about just that — fi nding moments in life that are meaningful, for whatever reason, and using words to hold on to them. Last week I had a student write convincingly about a Chipotle burrito, and I thought, “Hey, why not?” Q: What would you say poetry is for? A: So many things. But today, for me, it’s about distilling life. Slowing it down. We all rush around so much, make so many lists of things to accomplish, errands to run. If a poem gives someone even a few moments of focused reflection, consideration, joy, inspiration, or peace in an otherwise busy day, I’d say those gathered words have done important work. —Unsie Zuege

Who says a lowly street hawker can’t grow up to be king? John Behr has been a performer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for 30 years — most of them wooing young women from his royal state. The hawker-turned-prince-andnow-king is one of the only Renaissance Festival performers in the nation to succeed to the throne, according to Behr, who has played the charming, smooth-talking King Henry since 2005. “How many guys do you know have their face on a coin? ” he asked. While Behr, 42, spends his autumn weekends parading around a 16th-century village in doublet and crown, he’s pretty humble about his role. Playing His Majesty is an honor and privilege thanks to the wonderful interactions he has with the audience, especially children. Wherever he turns, the Minnetonka resident has the opportunity to leave a knightly impression on a new clump of festival-goers, as well as himself. He calls it: “Three Feet of Magic.” “You can walk three feet and have just this amazing exchange with a child that has a lasting and profound impact on you,” he said. Much like real royalty, life in the Royal Court is incredibly scheduled, Behr said. The 18-member group opens and closes each day of the festival and presents at special events, such as wedding toasts, the knighting ceremony and Ales and Tales. In between, the nobility parades through the grounds. “The Royal Court is just about everywhere, as is the king, during the course of the day,” Behr said. Besides the morning gate show — where you’re never quite sure what you’ll get — Behr’s favorite part of the day is the children’s knighting ceremony. Behr became involved with the Renaissance Festival at age 12. His family had just moved to the area from Arizona when a friend active in children’s theater asked if he wanted to audition. He landed the role of Lance the Squire, walking around the grounds hawking for Witchwood and Puke & Snot. As a teen, he joined the Royal Court as Prince Philip, a role he played for 20 years before his coronation as King Henry. Behr attributes his success to great mentors, like longtime Renaissance King George Hermann, and paying attention to the crowd’s cues. Unlike normal theater where you have script and back story, each interaction is improv. “It really is kind of like life, where it evolves as you evolve as a character and a performer out there,” he said. The skills he’s learned about paying attention to an audience and reacting to its response have carried beyond the festival, too, Behr said. Outside the Ren Fest, Behr is an entrepreneur. His fi rst company, Wireless Ronin Technologies, went public five years ago. Today, he


As King Henry of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, John Behr of Minnetonka loves interacting with the guests, especially children. He is in his 31st season performing at the Renaissance Festival. owns Converdia, a Twin Cities-based mobile marketing and technology firm that develops mobile applications. “I still wear my tights in the office on Mondays through Fridays,” Behr joked. “My employees get a little concerned when I wear the crown.” Though Behr has been at the festival 30 years, he’s not the actor of the family. His brother, Jason, lives in Hollywood and starred on the television show “Roswell.” Behr calls the Renaissance Festival his annual holiday. “I honestly really do this because I love the interaction and I love all the people and I love the festival,” he said.

As a senior member of the court, Behr is also responsible for training the court, which includes Queen Elizabeth, Prince James and Lady Tayrn, the king’s administrative assistant and schedule keeper. His group rehearses every other weekend, May through opening day. He has a couple of rules for the court: pay attention to the audience and treat everyone you meet like he or she is the most interesting person on the planet. “Our guests are coming through our gates because they want to forget all their troubles,” Behr said. “They want to come and experience

Renaissance Festival The Minnesota Renaissance Festival 41st Season will end this weekend this weekend in Shakopee. Information: www. laughter, all these moments of magic out there.” The Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs weekends through Oct. 2 on the festival grounds just south of Shakopee.

Almost ready for trip to Uganda “If anybody offers and A merica, so I you sambusa, take it.” don’t become one of That’s one piece of the horror stories I advice that was given to read about every so me recently regarding often in which somemy upcoming trip to one accrues $2,500 in Uganda. I’m going to be cell phone charges there for several weeks, because they didn’t and I’ve been collectunderstand the rules ing information from and rates for the infriends – and friends of ternational commufriends – who have been nications package t here t hemselves or they got from their who have family memservice provider. FIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE bers who have spent I’ve also been asktime in Uganda or other ing people about the African countries. culture and customs, It’s been a fascinating and won- since I want to make a good impresderful experience in so many ways. sion while I’m in Uganda, and I don’t As someone who has done very little want to inadvertently offend or international traveling, and none insult anyone. What I’ve been fi ndtill now to Africa, I knew I had a lot ing out along the way is that people to learn. Some of it had to do with around the world are more alike practical matters and logistics, like than different. That no matter how what to pack and how much to take. busy they are, people are happy to Some of it had to do with health and help others when they can and when well-being, like the cautions about they share common interests. And, food and drinking water, and about like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” malaria pills and mosquito repel- I’ve discovered that I can fi nd a lot of lant. And some of it had to do with adventure if I look right in my own communication between A frica back yard.



I can’t believe the number of people who are friends and neighbors and have been to Uganda or other African countries. Many of them have been on mission trips, some have been on safaris or photography expeditions, and others have been there for study or work projects. Their stories have been as helpful and interesting as the advice they’ve been giving me. A nd I’ve yet to come across anyone who’s said, “Sorry, I just don’t have time for that,” when I’ve asked them for advice or information about their travels to Africa. In fact, a number of people have put me in touch with other friends and relatives – and even one’s insurance agent – who could give me more information. And all of them have spoken fondly of their experience, and of the people. “You’re going to love them,” has been the overwhelming response I’ve heard with regard to the people in Uganda. And I was touched when a friend – who traveled to Uganda last year – said, “Oh, Betty, they’re going to love you!” She reminded me that I shouldn’t get so caught up with

protocol and procedures, or so concerned with doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things, that I miss out on the most important reason for being there – the people. Although my friend’s words didn’t technically fall into the category of advice and information, they encouraged me and reassured me more than almost anything else I was told. Sambusa, by the way, is a fi lled pastry that’s very popular in many African countries. And it sounds way more appetizing than some of the other things I’ve been told I may be offered, like fried grasshoppers. But I’m going to keep an open mind and a sense of adventure about the whole trip. I’m sure I’ll come home with some eye-opening insights and jawdropping stories. With a fresh understanding of customs and cultures in different parts of the world. And with new wisdom and advice I’ll be happy to share with others. Chanhassen resident Betty Liedtke is a writer, professional speaker, and Certified Dream Coach®. Visit her website at

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