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Nicole Meiers, 20, and her father, Marty, 49, are seen last week outside the Meiers residence in Chanhassen after talking about life when Marty was deployed overseas for the U.S. Army.

Daughter recounts life while dad was deployed Plans to walk in Fourth of July parade for American Legion BY FORREST ADAMS

Nicole Meiers was 13 years old the fi rst time her father, Marty, was sent

overseas. It was then, as a seventh-grader, she began to despise the airport. That’s where she left Dad for an uncertain future. “The airport is the worst place ever, in my mind,” she said. “That’s where you leave your parent, watch them walk off, and hope they come back some day.” With the United States engaged in

MORE CHANHASSEN JULY 3 & 4 INFORMATION ON PAGE 7. multiple overseas conflicts during the past decade, it’s a scenario that has played out countless times. The Department of Defense (DoD) reports

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Most lawns in Chanhassen are lush with green grass, and water use in the city is down this year compared to last. You can thank Mother Nature for that. City officials say water use during the summer typically is heavy with much of that water going to sprinkle lawns. But when nature does the job, people don’t feel the need to substitute with city water. So far this spring and early summer that has been the case. The number of gallons pumped this year is about 33 percent lower than at this time last year, according to the city. The amount of city water pumped this year through June 23 was a 85.5 million gallons, which puts the city on track to match by the end of the month last year’s June total of 111.8 million gallons pumped, according to Craig Carlson, the city’s water production technician. “Overall we’re using a lot less water,” he said. In the absence of recent rainfall toward the end of June, the number of gallons pumped is moving higher, but it is still nowhere near the June 2009 total of 170 million gallons. Carlson pointed out that’s good news on multiple fronts — one of them environmental and the others economic. The Department of Natural Resources, which regulates groundwater, requires cities to have a

* June 2011 is through June 23 All values are in millions of gallons Source: City of Chanhassen

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* June 2011 is through June 23 All values are in inches Source: Minnesota Climatology Working Group

water conservation plan in place to guard against a gradual depletion of aquifer water storage during the summer. Twin Cities suburban communities, including Chanhassen, remove water from the Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer. Water in the Prairie du Chien is typically lowered 10 to 15 feet every summer in response to peak pumping. Last year, a DNR official said that while the aquifer isn’t in danger of going dry anytime soon, there’s a distinct possibility that sustained periods of peak summer water demand could be gradually depleting the aquifer. In theory, a rainy season, like this one and last, should result in fewer people sprinkling their lawns and less water removal from the aquifer. On t he economic front, less pumping results in less money the city must spend to maintain its

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Gold Award in the bag — and local youngsters benefit BY UNSIE ZUEGE

It was on a visit to her grandmother’s home when Nicole Bailey hit on her Gold Award project. Bailey, 18, is a lifelong Girl Scout, and recently graduated from Chanhassen High School. Among her senior year projects was completing her Gold Award. In Girl Scouts, the highest honor a scout can achieve is the Gold Award, the equivalent to Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. The Gold Award is awarded to only 5 percent of all Girl Scouts. The award is so prestigious, indicating a level of skills, knowledge, proficiency, and responsibility that any Gold Award recipient entering the U.S. Armed Forces automatically rises one rank. Previously, Bailey built a prairie flower garden for her Silver Award. “But I wanted to do something that had more community impact,” she said. While visiting her grandmother Louvica Nash, who spends winters in Tucson, Ariz., Bailey accompanied her to a sewing club. There, she saw

the women creating large cloth tote bags for children in need. The idea impressed Bailey, and when she returned home, she discussed it with her Girl Scout Gold Award advisor Cindy Brownwell. Brownwell’s husband works in the Car ver County Sheri f f ’s Of fice. Through Brownwell’s contacts, Bailey presented her idea to the Sheriff’s Office and to Carver County Social Services. Bailey learned there was a need.

BUILDING NEW SKILLS After conducting research and drawing up a plan of action, Bailey approached the Sheriff’s Office and social services with her proposal. She received a warm welcome and encouragement. The next step was actually sewing the Bags for Kids, as she came to call the project. “When I started the project, I didn’t know how to sew at all,” Bailey said. “But my mom and dad both sew and they helped me. My mom does projects like curtains and pillows. My dad started sewing when he was younger,

making duffel bags, tents and camping gear. It was fun for me to learn to do something new and challenging.” Bailey got the pattern from her grandmother’s sewing group, tweaked it and came up with her own design. She sewed 21 bags, then had 20 more bags made by a local sewing group called Material Girls. According to Kristin Henak, a member of Material Girls, she overheard Bailey’s mom asking if there was a local sewing group at a local fabric store. “The Sampler was closing and I was in the store,” Henak recalled. “I heard her asking about clubs, and the woman at the counter pointed to me and said, ‘Ask Kristin.’ “There’s a lot of sewing projects — the pillowcase dresses and the neck cooling scarves for soldiers — but we wanted something that was more local that would make a difference in our community,” Henak said. “So we got together, and fi nished 20.” W hen Bai ley heads of f to the University of Minnesota-Morris this

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Nicole Bailey learned to sew to fulfill her Girl Scout Gold Award.



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“When there’s a child safety assessment done in a home, and the parents don’t pass, the child is removed right then and there,” said Gary Bork, director of Carver County Social Services. “A lot of times the factors involved include poverty, and impoverished families don’t always have suitcases. And due to the conflict that may be going on, the parents can be noncommittal in helping the officers or the social workers who are on hand. “Many times, the most convenient thing on hand is putting the child’s possessions into a black trash bag,” Bork said. “That has been an unfortunate standard in how things go. I always knew when a kid got placed because I’d see the black plastic garbage bag in the hallway. “Most kids are the victims in the situation,” Bork said. “You’re already being abused, but you’re the one who’s got to leave the home. It’s not dissimilar from being a battered woman. The child is already feeling bad ‘because Mom or Dad did something to me, but they get to stay in the home. It just adds insult to injury. “A number of years ago, we addressed this,” Bork said. “We need something else for kids. And for a while we got duffle bags that were donated for kids to use. “When this [Bailey’s] project came up, we thought it was a logical thing,” Bork said. “We don’t have as many cases as we used to, but there are some horrendous situations out there. It’s nice that someone has picked it up as a project and they’ll continue to supply the bags. We’ll split the bags between our department and the Sheriff’s Office.” “It’s a tremendous project,” Sheriff Jim Olson said. “We’re proud to be the instrument of such good will, to make sure that kids who are removed from their homes (due to domestic violence or in need of protective services) have a durable bag in which to put their belongings.”

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more than 2.2 million U.S. service members have deployed in support of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since October 2001. Of those service members, approximately 1 million – that’s roughly 44 percent – are parents, according to the DoD. Marty was an intelligence analyst for special operations command in the U.S. Army, and his fi rst deployment lasted from November 2003 to November 2004. The details of his work were classified, but Mom, Tanya, kept Nicole and younger brother, James, 11 years old at the time, in the know about his whereabouts. He was in the Horn of Africa and spent 30 days in Iraq. Nicole worked at the American Legion Post 580 in Chanhassen. Support came from friends and family. Marty called on the telephone and kept in touch via e-mail, but his physical absence left a void in the house that Nicole and James fi lled by doing chores and helping where they could. “The things that Dad did when he was here still needed to be done when he was gone, so the duties got delegated out,” said Nicole. For one year Tanya, Nicole and James, who is currently away at basic training for the Army National Guard, operated as a family of three, and then it was over. Marty came home, alive and well and ready to contribute again to the family. But Nicole and James weren’t quite ready to give up their new responsibilities. “We both got kind of confused,” recol lected Nicole. “When he came back, we kept

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pumping machinery. “It’s less wear and tear on the equipment, so when the pumps are not going constantly, it’s lengthening the equipment life,” Carlson said. The city schedules all of its 11 water pumps for maintenance according to the number of hours each pump operates. The fewer hours a pump operates, the less frequently it needs service. That translates to fewer staff hours dedicated


Nicole Bailey of Chanhassen presented her “Bags for Kids” project to the Carver County Board of Commissioners at a recent meeting.

Nicole Bailey spoke to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson before a recent Carver County Commissioners meeting. For Bailey, she’s happy her Gold Award project can help others in the community. “I cannot imagine being re-

moved from my home,” Bailey said. “I just want to give them some sort of comfort in such a hard time of their lives.”

stepping on each other’s toes.” Marty remembers it similarly. “There was a lot of stress,” he said. “Things change really quickly in a year. All my jobs around the house got parsed out, and the kids were used to doing them. I needed to gradually work my way back into the family.” Shortly after returning from one tour he got called back for a second, this one as a member of the U.S. Army Individual Ready Reserve. Ready Reserve soldiers may be called upon to fi ll vacancies in Army Reserve units and may replace soldiers in active and reserve units. The DoD also reports 48 percent of the 1 million Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran parents have served at least two tours. Marty is one of them. This second deployment was much longer, from July 2005 through August 2009, although not all of it was spent overseas. Even in his absence, Dad “kept up on everything” at home, said Nicole. Overseas he was still an intelligence analyst for special operations command in the U.S. Army. He developed detailed intelligence products supporting the Commander’s Priority Intelligence requirements and compartmentalized Joint Special Operations. He was responsible to ensure the protection and accountability for classified material and execute training in preparation for intelligence operations. Technology allowed him to ensure his kids at home in Chanhassen kept up with their school work. Marty monitored the kids’ prog ress in school via the school’s online parent portal. Although he appreciated the family involvement, Nicole

wasn’t as thrilled about it. “He’d call on the telephone from Qatar and ream me out about not doing my homework,” she said exacerbated. Meier s wa sn’t over s e a s during the entire second deployment and said the last 20 months of it were spent in Kansas going through debriefing and getting ready to retire. He fi rst joined the U.S. Army in February 1982. Now two yea rs removed from having her father away on behalf of the military, Nicole, 20, looks back at that time as a period when she and James grew closer as a brother and sister, and she might have benefited from having anybody around who knew what she was going through. “W hen my brother and I were in school, there was nobody who understood,” she said. “Unless your parent has been deployed you don’t really know what it’s like. When I said I was worried about my dad, people would say ‘It will be all right.’ They didn’t know that. When your parent is gone, you have a different kind of thinking.”

to maintaining the pump. Preservation of machinery is a high priority in Chanhassen after two water pumps and wells failed in 2007 over the course of a drought. It’s also important because the longer the city’s equipment operates, and residents using municipal water are able to live within the confi nes of 11 wells, the less likely the City Council will be forced to authorize the city to purchase a new pump or dig a new well. Last yea r the city spent $824,307 on its 11th well. The two wells that were dug in 2008

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE Nicole pla ns to joi n t he American Legion Post 580 in this year’s Fourth of July parade. She plans to either walk with the women’s auxiliary or the children of deployed parents group and said she hopes to connect with young people in the parade who are now in a similar position to the one she was in when her own parent was away. The children’s group, referred to by Post 580 Commander Ron Schlangen as the “Junior Honor Guard,” has grown to around 50 participants, according to Schlangen.


in response to the well failures of 2007 each cost $940,000. There’s also economic savings in pumping less water because the volume of treatment materials the city uses to treat the water goes down, in addition to lower electricity usage at the water treatment plant.

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Ron Schlangen, a Vietnam veteran and Chanhassen American Legion Post 580 commander, was honored before the Minnesota Twins game Tuesday for his service to veterans’ causes in the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon effort. Schlangen gave credit to his fellow veterans for the recognition. “It’s beyond what I feel I deserve,” he said. “I really have to thank the veterans at the Chanhassen American Legion. They’re the ones that got me here.” Schlangen, second from left, was recognized near home plate with friends Janet LePage, Paul Schmelz and Vicki Brawley. For more on the ceremony, go to

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Market values continue slide BY FORREST ADAMS


Even though Chanhassen added $37 million in residential construction in 2011, the total estimated market value of all properties in the city has declined. So began this year’s preliminary budget discussions. The value of existing residential homes in Chanhassen has fallen on average by 3.88 percent. Commercial and industrial properties are down more than 4 percent. Even with the new residential construction in the past year, the total estimated market value is down by $90 million. The total estimated market value of all properties is currently about $3.2 billion. In recent years, growth in the city’s tax base has allowed the city to increase the city’s tax levy without increasing property taxes. For the six years prior to last year, the City Council raised the city’s tax levy enough to cover economic growth and expanded city services associated with it, according to Chanhassen Finance Director Greg Sticha. Last year the council departed from that philosophy and kept the total levy nearly flat.

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The total levy in 2011 is 0.53 percent more than the 2010 levy but less than the approximate 1 percent growth in the city’s tax base last year. In a council report, Sticha said a decrease in the total market value does not mean property taxes will increase, assuming no change in the amount levied the previous year. However, i f the city levies for the same amount in 2012, it generally would mean property owners could pay the same amount of city taxes even though their property value has declined. The council is scheduled to set a preliminary levy for the city on Sept. 12 and adopt a final levy and budget for 2012 on Dec. 12. The fi nal levy may not be higher than the preliminary levy but may be lower. Such was the case this year. The total tax levy in 2011 is $10, 267, 390. That’s $54, 000 lower than the preliminary levy, on account of cuts the City Council agreed to make after last year’s public tax hearing. Discussions will be ongoing at City Council work session meetings beginning on July 11.

July 25: Review 2nd quarter revenue activity, snow plowing and trail plowing policy


Council begins 2012 budget discussions

Aug. 8: Preliminary budget and levy discussion

Aug. 22: Work session dedicated to detailed department review of budgets Sept. 12: Final review and setting of preliminary budget Oct. 24: Review 3rd quarter revenue activity and rate study Nov. 14: Continue rate study, budget or CIP discussion Nov. 28: Continue rate study, budget or CIP discussion Dec. 5: Truth-in-Taxation hearing Dec. 12: Adopt final levy and 2012 budget and 2012-2016 CIP

Sticha said he’s “anticipating a similar process to what we had last year.”


String of burglaries causes concern BY FORREST ADAMS


A string of recent burglaries The fi rst reported burglary and attempted burglaries has local law enforcement officers was on June 20 at Live Well Chiropractic Spa and Wellon high alert. Between June 20 and 29, ne s s C ent er ( S tone C r e ek C a r v e r C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s Drive), where burglars reported ly made deputies i n of f with an Chanhassen undisclosed responded a mou nt of to reports cash. of bu rglar y Next on dow ntow n, June 23, south of deputies reH i g hway 5 s p ond e d t o and along Millie’s Deli Highway 7. (78th Street), No suswhere overp e c t s h ave nig ht bu rbeen identiglars reportLt. Jeff Enevold fied, and deed ly stole tectives are cash in the following up on possible leads, said Lt. Jeff hundreds of dollars. Deputies next responded to Enevold from the Sheri f f ’s a burglary report on June 26 at Office. “We’re still trying to figure Safari Tan (79th Street). An unout who’s doing this,” Enevold disclosed amount of cash and said. “We’re not sure if this is lap top computer were stolen. Both Millie’s and Safari an organized group or kids at were also burglarized during this point.”

“We’re still trying to figure out who’s doing this. We’re not sure if this is an organized group or kids at this point.”

incidents that took place in August 2010. On June 28 deputies responded to reports of two more burglaries and two attempted burglaries. They responded to a 6 a.m. alarm at Ovations Salon and Spa (highways 7 and 41) but not before burglars made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Another Highway 7 business, Pet Stuff, reported an attempted burglary. The lock was damaged, but nothing was stolen. Also, Millie’s Deli again reported overnight burglars had stolen cash from the register, and a Mallory Court business, Chanhassen Family Dentistry, reported damage to its door lock but nothing stolen. On June 29, deputies responded to another report of attempted burglary from Millie’s Deli. Enevold suggested business owners invest in better locks and also consider installing surveillance cameras. “Be alert. Stay aware. Take steps to prevent against becoming the next victim,” he said. Enevold said there were no witnesses, and the burglars gained entrance into the businesses by prying open doors.



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Independent thoughts (Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776) “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separ at e a nd e qu a l station to which the laws of nature a nd of nat u re’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these

ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to ef fe c t t hei r safety and happiness. P rudence, indeed, will dictate that governm e nt s l o n g e s tablished should not b e ch a n ge d for light and transient causes; and ac c ord i n g ly a l l experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to su f fer, wh i le ev i l s a r e sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the for m s to wh ich they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security ….” Happy Independence Day.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.



There’s no ruing cooking capabilities of rhubarb BY RONDI PHILLIPS

Pie plant is more commonly called rhubarb. This hardy, cool season perennial thrives in the northern half of the United States where the temperature drops below 50 degrees in the winter. Cold temperatures are needed to break the dormancy of this plant. The varieties available for planting are many. Some of the more popular varieties are Crimson Wine, Valentine, McDonald, Victoria, and Ruby. Crimson Wine, also known as Crimson Cherry, produces deep red stalks and is a heavy producer. The stalks are fiber-free, juicy, tender, and sweet. Valentine bears thick, fleshy stalks that remain that deep red color when cooked; it is considered the sweetest of all the red rhubarbs. Another popular variety is McDonald with its bright red stalks, superb flavor, and high yield. Victoria, also known as Large Victoria, is a good producer with medium-sized green and red stalks. Ruby provides bright green leaves that are beautifully ornamental and ruby red stalks that are visually appealing in baked goods. When you see a woody stalk with tiny white flowers appearing in early spring or summer, break this off. This seed stalk will take energy away from good leaf growth and ultimately, rhubarb production. This may happen again and again,

Rhubarb Pie

1 tbsp. lemon juice

This easy recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, from “Rhubarb Recipes,” by Jeanne De Mars, is one of my favorites because it preserves the character of the strawberries. It just bursts with flavor! 1 baked pie crust 1 lb. fresh strawberries, halved lengthwise 1/2 c. diced rhubarb 3/4 c. white sugar 3/4 c. water 3 tbsp. cornstarch

Line the bottom of the pie crust with 1 layer of strawberry halves. Place remaining strawberries in a saucepan and crush (there should be about 1 c. crushed berries); stir the rhubarb, sugar, water, and cornstarch into the crushed berries. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and becomes translucent. Turn off heat, let mixture stand until slightly cooled, about 2 minutes; stir in lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the pie dish over the strawberry halves. Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 1 hour.

so keep an eye on your plant. Also a good composted manure dressing around the plant will be a nice boost for it. Fortunately, rhubarb is incredibly hardy. Most anyone can grow it, and it is hard to kill. A good rule of thumb regarding harvesting rhubarb is to harvest stalks that are around 12-15 inches in length and the size of a thumb’s thickness. Do not cut the rhubarb stalk; hold the stalk near the base and pull off to one side. Harvest up to July 15 and then let the plant put energy into leaf production. A good crop of rhubarb one year needs strong leaf growth from the previous year. Furthermore, the leaves of rhubarb must not be eaten since they are toxic. They contain

oxalic acid which is poisonous. If your rhubarb gets frost-bitten, you cannot eat those stalks because the oxalic acid will have migrated, or bled, into the stalk. Although rhubarb was originally grown for its medicinal and ornamental properties, it is now commonly used for baking and cooking. Since it is almost 95 percent water, rhubarb makes wonderfully moist cakes, breads, and muffins. It also makes great canned jam and pies. Nothing beats a warm rhubarb pie fresh out of the oven served with vanilla ice cream! Rondi Phillips is a Master Gardener intern through the University of Minnesota Extension, Carver County.

islators and tell them what is happening.” Just then a hailstorm of bullets rained down on the roof and we dove under the tables for protection. At that point we realized that the legislators knew what was happening. They were not interested in stopping the attack. A number of them had arranged for this to happen. Though I was able to wake from this bad dream, I thought it important to share because, as our school district loses colleague after colleague in never-ending budget cuts, and we see legislators wash their hands of responsibility in the looming government shutdown, it feels to many as though the very foundation of our society is under attack. While other nations like India and China are investing in education, many Minnesotans seem resigned to a future where budget cuts rule, yet it doesn’t have to be that way. When I began teaching in 1984, Minnesota’s education system was respected across the nation. Everyone understood that when schools were healthy and strong, so was our economy. Now, teachers are heroically trying to give the same quality of education to students without enough basics in the classrooms: textbooks, desks, paper, or classroom support. I’ve known teachers to schedule a day off in order to spend the entire day

at school working on a special project, without payment. Most of them have had no salary increase in years. Some work with no benefits. Is this the Minnesota we want to pass along to our children? Unless families speak up and tell their representatives they value a high standard of education, our children, for the first time in history, will receive less education than their parents did. That will be a nightmare from which it will be difficult to wake.


Follow the flag code It is that time of year when most get a surge of patriotism and start looking for the flag we flew last year. It’s in the corner somewhere in the house or garage, maybe in the rafters of the garage or attic. The fl ag is treated by many the same as the artificial Christmas tree in a box. It’s not their fault. They may not have had any exposure to veterans, military, or the flag code. Yes, there is a code of ethics for our grand old fl ag. The code covers how to treat our fl ag with respect and how to display the fl ag properly, when it should fly, and what it means. Did you know that unless there is a light illuminating our fl ag it should be taken in for the evening? The f lag should not be f lown in rainy, stormy weather. Using the f lag for advertising purposes or attaching anything to the fl ag is in violation of the code. Did you know that the red color stands for hardiness and courage, the white is the symbol of purity and innocence, and the blue is the color of vigilance, perseverance, and justice? The 50 stars grouped

together is called the Union, and should always be at the top of the staff. If fl at and covering a casket the Union should be at the top of the head and shoulders. Clothing should not be made from the fl ag. It may look great for the parade, but is a violation of the code and is disrespectful. When carried in a procession or parade with other f lags, the f lag should be carried marching right or the fl ag’s right. When there is a line of fl ags, it is carried in front of the center of the line. Watch for this at the 4th of July parade. The fl ag can be displayed every day, but especially the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Christmas, Easter, and any special day of the calendar. Remember to never let a f lag touch the ground and when your fl ag is worn and needs replacing, bring the old fl ag , with respect, to your veterans club and it will be disposed of properly, which is incineration. So, rather than dig around in the attic to fi nd the torn, worn fl ag standing next to the Christmas tree box, go to the store and buy a new fresh symbol of our freedom and fly it proudly.


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Tell reps about value of education “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” – Ben Franklin. I am a teacher. I became a teacher because so many teachers inspired me during my childhood. The tools they gave me, along with a shared love of learning opened the whole world to me. I love sharing that excitement with others, inspiring them to love learning too. I felt called into this profession even while knowing that it isn’t always valued – either by respect or pay. I awoke this morning from a bad dream. In my dream I was at school. It was filled with people from the community who had come there for refuge and to protect the children. We were under attack, unlike anything we had experienced in our lifetimes. Helicopters were overhead fi ring at the school. People were dazed. No one understood why this was happening. I saw bombs falling on the playground wounding the adults who were outside. Several of us were at a table discussing what to do in this crisis and someone said, “We must call our leg-

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The other day, I was in line at the grocery store and saw a woman with a child cut in front of a man who was in line. When the man politely pointed out the woman’s inconsiderate behavior, the woman stated that she had the right to cut in front of her because he wasn’t paying attention. The argument ensued, and neither side was willing to back down. What I found interesting about this, besides that two grown adults were arguing about “cuts” in a grocery store, was that both refused to back down because it was a “matter of principle” from their own individual perspectives. Principles at their core are a good thing. A principle is generally defined as a “rule or law that can be used as basis for reasoning or conduct.” Principles help to guide us day-to-day in areas of etiquette, ethics, and morality. Laws are built around these generally accepted principles. For example, one principle that most of us generally agree on is that killing another human being is immoral. The store manager at Rainbow isn’t allowed to kill someone because they lifted a bag of Cheetos. Nor can a police officer shoot to kill because you were speeding. So, because of this, someone decided to write a law making it illegal to kill someone. So, if this is sounding like a college philosophy class, maybe its time to visit our old friend, Plato: “Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they



may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil.” In the big scheme of things, laws are here to help good people live their lives and to create “borders” for those might have more nefarious intentions. In essence, laws, themselves are extensions of our core principles. But not every principled intention has a law. Sometimes there are community values – social etiquette – that come into play. If a young lad is asking a girl out on a dinner date for the first time, she might ask him to suggest a place. Let’s assume that he makes good money and could afford a nice restaurant anywhere in the cities. Suggesting “Taco Bell” probably wouldn’t leave the desired impression, but it’s not (and shouldn’t be) illegal. Assuming he makes it on the first date, and things are going well (hopefully, he’s chosen something a little more upscale), they sit down to dinner, and the waiter comes

to take their order. Some chivalrous young gentlemen might choose to order on behalf of the lady at the table, perhaps to impress her with his epicurean knowledge along with his dashing good looks. But, is he on the same page with her guiding principles of an independent, intelligent, well-educated young woman of the 2000s, who is his intellectual peer? This first date may be his last. But we’re living in the United States – it’s a melting pot and some people don’t necessarily have the same set of principles. While we’re all subject to the same set of laws, there are things which the law cannot and should not preside over, just like in the restaurant scenario above. For instance, if someone cuts to the front of the line in the supermarket, we believe that’s inconsiderate and just, plain rude. But it may be a matter of principle that the other person takes the first opportunity to jump at the open register because that’s what they were taught. As an example, try boarding an airplane in India. Assigned seating or not, everyone is pushing and shoving their way to the front. Japan is almost the polar opposite, extremely orderly and people are trained to help squeeze passengers into packed trains. We might assume from our own community values that we’re on the same page as those around us, but this isn’t always the case. So, when it comes to dayto-day things, a constructive conversation is always much

more successful when both parties are calm, collected, and talking rationally. Emotion can sometimes cloud good judgment and can get in the way of having a meaningful conversation along with aggressive, condescending or passive-aggressive behavior. There’s usually a good reason for a person’s actions. But fortunately, community values can be a good starting point to helping someone fit in where they may be a bit out of their element. But when it comes to larger, more complex issues – that’s where things start to get sticky. At a high level, this is where we as a community need to identify what our blended community’s values are, and what the laws should be to govern the group. And sometimes this discussion can go on for years. Sometimes, the decision may change depending on political and population tides. An acquaintance who works as a lobbyist at the Capitol once said, “If both sides are feeling like they got a little of what they wanted and they also didn’t get some of what they wanted, it was a good day.” Compromise doesn’t always feel like you won. So, the next time you find yourself in an argument of principle – maybe in the supermarket – you can agree to disagree or perhaps, you can see if you can understand the other person’s perspective. It may be an opportunity to educate, or maybe to compromise. Mike Huang is a Chaska resident. He can be reached at

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looking for work. Additionally, more than 2 million Americans who desperately want to work threw their hands in the air last month and gave up their job searches. Too many Americans have seen their spirits broken, their hopes dashed, and their dreams killed. It didn’t have to be this way. Unlike many in Washington, Americans know that small businesses, families, and entrepreneurs – not Congress – are the key to job creation. Accordingly, I was joined by House Republican colleagues recently in rolling out a broad agenda for America’s job creators that will help create jobs and get our economy back on track. Our “Plan for America’s Job Creators” is based on the belief that free markets, free enterprise, innovation, and entrepreneurship are the foundation for economic growth and job creation in America. It addresses the economic challenges facing our nation, fosters innovation

and investment, and helps job creators without raising taxes on working families and small business owners. Rather than spending money we don’t have for costly, short-term economic gimmicks or passing new jobkilling tax increases when we face the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, our plan restores confidence and certainty to the economy and creates jobs by: Empowering small business owners by reducing crushing regulatory burdens and red tape; Simplifying the tax code, lowering rates in a deficit neutral manner, and ensuring job creators will not face new, debilitating tax hikes; Promoting lower energy prices through increased domestic production; Increasing competitiveness for America by passing pending trade agreements; Encouraging entrepreneurship and growth by streamlining our broken patent system; and Bringing real certainty to job creators by ending Washington’s runaway spending and debt and putting on the path to balance the budget. Throughout this summer, I look forward to hearing what constituents around the 2nd District think about the issues that matter most to them and how we can help workers and job creators. In the coming weeks, I will host roundtable meetings

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We need jobs plan, not spending plan Vicky and I live in the 2nd District so I may be a little biased, but from the peaks of Barn Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley in historic Red Wing to the woodlands and wetlands of Carver County, this area is home to some of Minnesota’s most scenic views. Unfortunately, the view from the main streets in our communities leaves something to be desired. While it is far from exclusive to the 2nd district or even the state of Minnesota, the sight of an empty storefront or vacant manufacturing plant is an eyesore visually and metaphorically. As unpleasant as the weeds defiantly sprouting through cracks and crevices of a parking lot that once held the vehicles of ambitious workers, it also serves as a painful reminder that unemployment remains above 9 percent nationwide. Last month marked the 28th consecutive month of unemployment at or above 8 percent – the level the president said unemployment would never reach if his stimulus became law. The so-called stimulus was based on the belief that in order to create jobs, you have to spend billions, if not trillions, of taxpayer dollars. When Americans needed a jobs plan, the president instead offered a spending plan. Now, in the wake of the stimulus that became law in February 2009, nearly 14 million unemployed Americans are

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with small business owners and job creators, participate in public forums with civic and community leaders, and tour the plants and firms of Minnesota’s leading manufacturers. Next month, I plan to lead an energy tour showing the rich diversity of energy sources right here in Minnesota that can help create jobs and increase America’s energy independence. Later this summer, I look forward to hosting a jobs fair that will provide direct assistance to men and women seeking employment to support themselves and their families. I hope you will join me in believing it can be morning again in Minnesota and throughout our great country. I look forward to an economic recovery in which more Minnesota men and women will go to work than ever before. To see that sunrise, we must roll up our sleeves and remain committed to taking every possible step to spur job creation and enable Americans to do what they do best: create, innovate, and lead. Together, we can work to reclaim a prosperous future for all Americans and now is the time to make it happen. In his fifth term in Congress, Congressman John Kline is the Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and also serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He represents Minnesota’s 2nd District, which includes Carver County.

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During July, Saturn rules the evening sky All planets are wanderers in the night sky — in fact, the very word “planet” comes from the Greek for “wanderer”—and in July the wanderer of the month is Mars. A “morning star” best seen about two hours before sunrise, the Red Planet glides through the stars of Taurus above the eastnortheastern horizon. As the month opens, Mars appears just above the V-shaped Hyades star cluster and Aldebaran (the eye of the bull) and below the Pleiades cluster. On the mornings of the 25th and 26th, Mars, having moved steadily eastward among its starry companions, sails between the points of the bull’s horns. If you can get up two hours before daybreak just once in July, do it on the 27th, when a waning crescent moon shines very close to Mars. Saturn still rules the evening sky this month. A

beacon in the southwest, it gleams to the upper right of the bright star Spica in Virgo. This is a good time to see its rings through a telescope because from our perspective Saturn is close to 90 degrees from the sun, an especially good position for the rings and globe to cast shadows that enhance its 3-D appearance. Jupiter rises just before 2 a.m. on the 1st, but by the end of the month it starts appearing before midnight. Its bright yellowish globe will be well up in the southeast at dawn. During the prime viewing hours of late evening, you’ll see kite-shaped Bootes, the herdsman, high in the west. East of Bootes come, in order, Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown; upside-down Hercules; the brilliant star Vega, in Lyra, the lyre; and lovely Deneb in Cygnus, the swan. South of Vega and Deneb shines Altair, the brightest star in Aquila, the eagle. Together, these

three stars are known as the Summer Triangle. The full buck moon lights up the night of the 14th15th. Its name comes from the velvety new antlers now sprouting on male deer. Algonquin Indians also called it the full thunder moon, in recognition of July’s frequent thunderstorms. Earth reaches aphelion, its farthest point from the sun, at 9:55 a.m. on the 4th. At that moment we’ll be 94.5 million miles from our parent star. While we’re celebrating our national holiday, we can contemplate the fact that our planet follows an elliptical orbit, moving faster as we swoop closer to the sun and slowing down as our gravitational leash gets stretched. Earth’s slower speed near the time of aphelion means that we spend more days of the year in this part of our orbit, where the sun is north of the equator. To see how this is true, count

the days from the March to the September equinox; you’ll see there are more days than if you count from the September to the March equinox. If you’d like a first-person introduction to the night sky, check out the University of Minnesota Department of Astronomy’s summer Universe in the Park program. Each event features a short public talk and slide show by a University astronomer and, if weather permits, viewing the night sky through multiple 8-inch telescopes. The program runs through Aug. 27 this year in Minnesota state parks. For more information and a schedule, visit outreach/uitp/ or contact Karl Isensee at isensee@astro.umn. edu or (612) 626-1841. Deane Morrison, with the University of Minnesota, can be contacted at Find U of M astronomers and links to the world of astronomy at

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Born on the Fourth of July Chaska man draws patriotism from special birthday BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

Joseph Grey, Sr. Joseph Grey Sr., 86, of Minneapolis, formerly of Palos Heights, IL, passed away Wednesday June 22, 2011. Among others he is survived by son, Joseph of Eden Prairie. Memorial service was 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Interment private. Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400.

Carol Lee Modeen Carol Modeen, 79, of Eden Prairie, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Augustana Emerald Crest in Shakopee. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Thursday, June 30, with the Rev. Diane Goulson officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burnsville. Carol was born in Chicago Aug. 4, 1931 to Phillip and Mabel (Holle) Landry. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Central High School. Carol lived in Eden Prairie most of her life and enjoyed working many years at Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She enjoyed singing in her church choir, playing bingo with her friends, gardening, and her pets. Above all else, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three children, Cindy (Mike) Schoenbauer of Belle Plaine, Tim (Marie) Modeen of Eden Prairie, Tom (Deborah) Modeen of Carver; grandchildren, Jenny (Dwight) Petty, Jason (Amber) Schoenbauer, Jon (Alyssa) Schoenbauer, Paul Modeen, Michelle Modeen and Rebecca Modeen; seve great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria (John) Morrison of Blaine; many other relatives and friends. Kolden Funeral Home, Belle Plaine. 952-873-6227.

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Nestled in his tan rocker recliner in the cozy confines of his “history room,” Erv Brinkhous gazes contentedly at the collection of things he has accumulated over his seven decades of life. There are black powder pistols artfully displayed, gilded goblets that will never see another drop of wine, and miniature stagecoaches so detailed they are missing little more than a tiny team of live horses to pull them along. “There is a fine line between collection and clutter,” he deadpans. “I might be getting close to that line. “These are material things, but each one represents something that I fi nd interesting,” the Chaskan added. For Brinkhous, each item is a story to be told. But perhaps no story he has is more compelling than the one about a boy born on the Fourth of July. “It inspired most of my life,” he said of his birthday. Brinkhous was born the eldest of two boys on July 4, 1941, to Carl and Geneva Brinkhous in the small town of Rushmore in southwestern Minnesota. That same day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a brief address marking the 165th anniversary of the country’s declaration of independence. Five months later, Japan would attack Pearl Harbor officially dragging the United States into the throes of World War II. Brinkhous says he came into the world proud to be an American. “It’s a feeling I was born with,” he said. And that feeling shaped much of his life, affecting everything from school subjects he was interested in to career paths to his cherished collections. “I always was the guy that waved the flag harder than I had to,” he said.

ARMY In school, Brinkhous developed what would become a life-long interest in American History – specifically the Civil War – after reading an article about the 1st Minnesota Voluntary Infantry at Gettysburg. At 13, he purchased the first piece of his collection – a glass case displaying confederate money. In 1961, during the early stages of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Brinkhous enlisted in the Army, determined to become a paratrooper. “I was 20 years old,” he said. “It seemed like a good idea.” Brinkhous joined the 503rd


Erv Brinkhous has a collection of more than 50 American flags – each with its own unique story to tell.

Airborne (later the 173rd Air- thing, [serving in the military] borne Brigade) and was sta- enhanced it,” he said. tioned in Okinawa. He said he FLAGS loved jumping out of planes. A f ter 17 yea rs toget her, “At that height, nothing looks Brinkhous’ first marriage endreal.” Brinkhous had planned to ed. In 1985, he married Connie make the military his career Kerkow and the two moved to until one of his jumps went Chaska. A round that same time, awry. “We landed in a muddy po- Brinkhous heeded a call for tato patch,” he recalled. “I knew volunteers at Murphy’s Landing something was wrong when I (now The Landing) in Shakopee. The opportunity put his love for couldn’t walk.” After three years with the American history to good use. “I thought ‘I’m gonna try it’ Army, Brinkhous’s injury sent him to the reserves where he and began putting together my would spend another three Army costume,” he recalled. Before long, Brinkhous was years before his military career came to its official end. a regular interpreter, taking up residence But it would at the Martin b e 4 0 - some House. It was years before there that he he would get began a love the necesa f f a i r w it h sary surgerflags. “I starties to repair ed displaying the damage f l a g s ,” h e to his knees. said. Back in the During his United States, 12-year stint Brinkhous – at Murphy’s now married Erv Brinkhous Landing, and a father Brinkhous – found himstar ted colself suffering from what is commonly referred lecting all sorts of flags. When to today as Post Traumatic asked what it was about flags Stress Disorder. “I couldn’t get that drew his attention, Brinkinterested in anything,” he said. hous responded with a single Anything except American his- word: beauty. “It’s one of the most beautitory, that is. “I never lost my enthusiasm ful things ever created,” he for American history,” said expanded. “There’s a hot air balloon in flight, a fully rigged Brinkhous. Eventually, he found a job sailing ship, and the flag.” Brinkhous’ first f lag purwith Control Data that offered him variety and the stability chase was a replica Alamo to support his wife and his four flag circa 1854 from the Mall of America. It cost him $7. daughters. “That was like eating one Although his military career was over and a new career was potato chip,” he laughed. Today, Brinkhous has 55 on the horizon, Brinkhous held fast to his patriotism. “If any- f lags, banners and guidons

“We’ve got problems, but we live in a country with some of the most freedoms in the world.”

VIDEO ONLINE CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF ERV BRINKHOUS TALKING ABOUT SOME OF HIS FLAGS AT (with four more on order). Most are attached to shower curtain rings and displayed on a long rod in his history room. “I have a flag from every era of American history,” he said. There are flags with 13 stars, with 23 stars, with 45 stars. There are flags from the Mexican-American War era. There are flags from the Civil War era (including five different Confederate fl ags). And each has its own unique tale to tell. “There are so many stories behind the designs,” he said. “It’s not random.” Brinkhous loves the chance to impart his wisdom on those flags and their designs on others. “I have pretty much all the flags I need to tell a story,” he said. “Anything else would be frosting on the cake, gravy on potatoes.” There are times at night when Brinkhous – widowed for the last three years – turns off the television and sits in quiet contemplation of the flags on the wall in front of him. “I was a soldier, but I think I’m just as excited about the American flag as I ever was,” he said. It is a representation of the love of country he was born with 70 years ago. “I feel privileged about being an American,” he said. We’ve got problems, but we live in a country with some of the most freedoms in the world.”

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Mick Jagger attended the London School of Economics before leaving school in the early 19 6 0s to form a band with Keith Richards that later became known as the Rolling Stones. Thomas Pears, a Minnetonka High School graduate, music composer, lyric writer, and perennial contender in the city’s high school band competition, plans to study economics next year at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Economics will be his focus. Music will remain his hobby and a driving force in his life, assured Pears in his distinctly English accent. “I’m going to keep doing music when I’m in college,” he said. “I’m just looking at something else for my major.” Catch him while you can at this year’s Fourth of July celebration, where Pears is scheduled to play guitar and sing on July 3 with Casablanca Orchestra. It will be a return Fourth of July performance for Pears. The band he usually plays in, The Wandering Bartletts, has played in Fourth of July celebrations each of the previous three years. This year will be different. Other band members are headed in different directions to different colleges, so

Fourth of July Schedule The annual Fourth of July celebration is a year-round topic of conversation in Chanhassen. Participation levels top 5,000 people per day. This year’s activities are scheduled for July 3 and 4.

SATURDAY, JULY 2 FARMER’S MARKET 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. City Center Park Plaza Check out the fresh produce, meats, breads, plants and natural products available for sale from local vendors. NEW! FAMILY NIGHT AT THE CARNIVAL 3 to 10 p.m. City Center Park Carnival Rides: $3 to $3.50 each, but all rides $2 from 3 to 8 p.m. Kick off the long holiday weekend by joining us for pre-celebration Family Night at the carnival. Bring the whole family and enjoy $2 rides from 3 to 8 p.m. The carnival concessions will also be serving up some tasty treats. Please note: All other activities begin on July 3rd at 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 Gather your family and friends for Chanhassen’s oldfashioned July 4th Celebration - come see why it’s the best in the Twin Cities. July 3rd events include... MINNESOTA TWINS YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chanhassen High School Field FREE For boys and girls ages 6-16, this clinic teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding, and throwing. Two sessions are available, 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-9 and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 10-16. BUSINESS EXPO 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. City Center Park FREE More than 40 local businesses and organizations will participate in this annual expo sponsored by the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce. CARNIVAL RIDES 3:30 to 11 p.m. City Center Park

Complete this quiz and mail it to the Chanhassen Villager, P.O. Box 99, Chanhassen, MN, 55317, to be eligible for prizes, including tickets to Valley Fair, the Minnesota Zoo and the St. Paul Saints. Prizes will be awarded by drawing to the entries with the most correct answers. One entry per person.

QUIZ (circle the correct answer) 1) According to Chanhassen 2010 community survey, what percentage of residents has ridden a bus in the past 12 months? A) 3 B) 8 C) 15 D) 22 2) According to the city’s 2010 community survey, what do residents enjoy most about living in Chanhassen? A) Location B) Low tax rate C) Small town feel D) Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


Thomas Pears strums a Led Zeppelin tune last week in City Center Park. He’s scheduled to play with Casablana Orchestra during the Fourth of July celebration. Pears will the band’s lone representative. As such, he plans to play alongside CBO, an exciting opportunity. “Playing with CBO is an honor. I just want to try to do the best I can and put on a good show. That’s my main goal,” Pea rs said, d r u mming his fi ngers on the table, as though animated by an inner rhythm. Every bit the English rocker, Pears, whose father came from England before Thomas was born, said he listens most often

to an English punk rock band called Arctic Monkeys. He also enjoys hip hop and reggae, has played piano since the first grade and guitar since seventh grade. Pears also said that as a sophomore in high school he was “all about Led Zeppelin” until he came to an epiphany about music. “I should be listening to modern music,” he said. “People who say the classics are the best say that because it’s their music. The classics will never get old, but if all I do is just

listen to music from the past, I’m not going to have any music of my own. I feel like I owe it to myself to listen to modern music.” The Wandering Bartletts released a CD of original songs last winter. Pears described their music as “bluesy rock” and said the band plays at various coffee shops and assorted parties in the area. He also plays guitar and sings, on occasion, with a band at Westwood Community Church called The Breakfast Boys.

City Center Park $5 per ride Looking for something new to try? How about going for a nice leisurely camel ride? GAMIN’ RIDE -- NEW!! 3:30 to 11 p.m. City Center Park $2 for 20 minutes of gaming The ultimate video game experience! We have the latest and greatest gaming systems such as XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. You have got to experience gamin’ like this to believe it!

CHALK IT UP 6 to 8 p.m. City Center Park, Hockey Rink FREE Let your creativity shine at the annual Chalk Drawing Contest! Open to groups or individuals. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and most difficult designs in two age groups. Judging takes place at 8 p.m. In the event of rain, this activity will be cancelled.

$3 to $3.50 each Unlimited ride wrist bands are available for $25 between 5 and 11 p.m. on July 3 only Are you ready to ride? Enjoy the midway carnival packed with fun rides and games, featuring amusement thrills and concessions for every age and interest. TASTE OF CHANHASSEN AND CHANHASSEN ROTARY BEER GARDEN 3:30 to 11 p.m. City Center Park Fees vary by restaurant Enjoy some of Chanhassen’s best treats and eats at the “Taste of Chanhassen,” featuring samples from local restaurants. This event is sponsored by the Chanhassen Rotary Club. Taste of Chanhassen participants include: Axel’s, Boy Scout Troup #330, Byerly’s, Chanhassen Rotary Club, Culver’s, Frankie’s Pizza, Pasta & More, Gina Maria’s Pizza, Pizzaioli, The School II

THE MEDICINE SHOW 4 to 6 p.m. City Center Park FREE This popular roving Vaudeville show is back by popular demand! 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 4 to 8 p.m. City Center Park Basketball Court Team fees apply This co-ed tournament features half-court 3-on-3 basketball. Teams are divided into categories: 4-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade and ages 18+. Come watch and cheer some great basketball. Tournament is sponsored by Classic Athletics and the Minnesota Timberwolves/National Basketball Academy.

AIRBRUSH TATTOOS, FACE PAINTING, WACKY HAIRDOS & CARICATURES 3:30 to 8 p.m. City Center Park $3 to $15 Paint your face, get a crazy do, or have your likeness sketched by an artist. WATER WARS 3:30 to 10 p.m. City Center Park $3 per bucket Looking for a way to cool down? Challenge your friends to a water war - the wetter, the better!

3RD LAIR SUMMER SKATEBOARD SERIES 5 p.m. Chanhassen Skate Park $10 registration fee (collected at the event) Skaters will compete against other skaters from around the Twin Cities. At this stop on the series tour, skaters earn points toward competing at the Midwest Melee. Boarders of all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the City of Chanhassen and 3rd Lair Skate Park.

SPEEDWAY RACING 3:30 to 10 p.m. City Center Park $3 Ready, set, race your Micro-Reality stock car - guaranteed racing fun for all ages.

KIDDIE PARADE 5:30 to 6 p.m. Parade route: West 76th Street, Iroquois, Chan View & Market Boulevard FREE Decorate your wagon, bike, trike or stroller and gather at 5 p.m. in Chanhassen Elementary School’s east parking lot for the annual Kiddie Parade. Parents must accompany children. Traffic control provided.

KIDDIE GAMES 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. City Center Park $.25 per game Test your luck, have a lot of fun, and win some prizes at these super summer games! Hosted by the Chanhassen Playground Leaders. PONY RIDES 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. City Center Park $5 per ride Hey kids - are you ready to ride? It’s time to saddle up and take a pony ride in the park.

TAE KWON DO DEMO 5:30 p.m. City Center Park FREE Watch board breaking and self defense demonstrated by the Chanhassen Rec Center’s Tae Kwon Do program.

CAMEL RIDES 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

THE HUB 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. City Center Park (large tent) Enjoy live and local music to kick off our street dance, featuring The Hub from Minnetonka High School. STREET DANCE 7 to 11 p.m. City Center Park (large tent) FREE Put on your dancing shoes! Cap off the evening at an old-fashioned street dance. The incredibly hip Casablanca Orchestra will play music from the 1940s to today.

MONDAY, JULY 4 The celebration continues! Take in the old-fashioned July 4th Parade in Downtown Chanhassen and then watch the most spectacular fireworks ever at Lake Ann Park. After all the fun of July 3rd, you’ll want to check out the events scheduled for July 4th ... ADULT FISHING CONTEST (Ages 16 and up) 7 to 10 a.m. Lake Ann $20 (pre-registration required; limited to 50 participants) Come join us on Lake Ann for this annual tradition. Every contestant will win a door prize, and prizes are awarded for largest northern and bass by length. Award Ceremony will be held immediately following the fishing contest at Lake Ann Park. All bass and northern fishing is catch and release. Contestants must fish during the entire contest to be eligible to win door prizes. 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (if necessary) City Center Park Basketball Court Team fees apply This co-ed tournament features half-court 3-on-3 basketball. Teams are divided into categories: 4-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade and ages 18+. Come watch some great basketball and cheer some great basketball. Tournament is sponsored by Classic Athletics and the Minnesota Timberwolves/National Basketball Academy.


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KIDS FISHING CONTEST 11 a.m. to noon Lake Ann Pier FREE (pre-registration required) Reel BINGO 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Under the Large Tent FREE Before the parade, join the Chanhassen Senior Commission for a fun family tradition of bingo. There will be several games and fun prizes for the winners. SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lake Ann Beach FREE Use your imagination to create a sculpture or castle in the sand. A designated area of the beach will be used. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and most difficult sculpture. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. TREASURE HUNT 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lake Ann Concession Building FREE Challenge yourself in this battle of the minds and look for the treasured medallion. Clues will be posted every 20 minutes and maps will be available at the Lake Ann concession building. CLARK HORN MEMORIAL CLASSIC CAR AND TRACTOR SHOW 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. City Center Park (west City Hall parking lot) FREE Cruisers and collectors of all kinds will be on display at the Classic Car Show, featuring cars and tractors from days gone by. Sponsored by the Chanhassen Rotary Club. For more information, contact Steve Elm via e-mail at or to register, visit their web site. TASTE OF CHANHASSEN AND CHANHASSEN ROTARY BEER GARDEN 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Center Park Fees vary by restaurant Enjoy some of Chanhassen’s best treats and eats at the “Taste of Chanhassen,” featuring samples from local restaurants. This event is sponsored by the Chanhassen Rotary Club. Taste of Chanhassen participants include: Axel’s, Boy Scout Troop #330, Byerly’s, Chanhassen Rotary Club, Culver’s, Frankie’s Pizza, Pasta & More, Gina Maria’s Pizza, Pizzaioli, The School II

AIRBRUSH TATTOOS, FACE PAINTING, WACKY HAIRDOS & CARICATURES 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Center Park $3 to $15 Paint your face, get a crazy do, or have your likeness sketched by an artist. CARNIVAL RIDES 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. City Center Park $3 to $3.50 each *All rides $2 from 4 to 6 p.m. after parade Are you ready to ride? Enjoy the midway carnival packed with more rides than ever before, featuring amusement thrills and concessions for every age and interest. JULY 4TH PARADE 2:30 to 4 p.m. Downtown Chanhassen FREE Come early to get curbside seating for this oldfashioned, patriotic Fourth of July Parade - featuring bands, clowns, floats, fire trucks, classic cars, horses, local celebrities and more! For information, click HERE or contact Jeff Anderson via e-mail at Sponsored by the Chanhassen Rotary Club. LIVE MUSIC AT CITY CENTER PARK 4 to 6 p.m. City Center Park FREE After the parade, enjoy live music from a great young guitar player. Trent Romens will be playing his brand of hybrid rock, blues, and soul. CHANHASSEN RED BIRDS BASEBALL GAME 6:00 p.m. Chanhassen High School Field Adults $4, Seniors/Students $2 and Kids under 12 FREE Come cheer on the Chanhassen Red Birds as they take on the New Ulm Kaiserhoff in a game of America’s favorite past time! FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! 10 p.m. Lake Ann Park FREE Finish off July 4th with a BANG! Join us for one of the best fireworks displays in the Twin Cities. Fireworks are launched from the east shore of Lake Ann. Note: The trail between Lake Ann Park and Greenwood Shores Park will be closed from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Local pyrotechnic business readies for Fourth of July BY KARLA WENNERSTROM

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Kent Orwoll is seeing a pattern this year, and area residents can expect to see it too. Fireworks viewers will see a variety of “the ones that make the shapes in the sky,” he said of pattern shells that are gaining in popularity. Orwoll, a Chaska resident, is a partner at RES Specialty Pyrotechnics in Belle Plaine, with Steve Coman and Ed Vanasek of Belle Plaine. Fireworks displays change every year, to keep it interesting, he said. And, of Eden Prairie’s fi reworks display at 10 p.m. Monday, July 4, he said: “There’s a really big finale planned.” According to the business website, “Fireworks are a truly exciting art form, requiring creativity, skill and safety. RES Specialty Pyrotechnics creates that excitement by combining our talents and experience while keeping safety in the forefront.” The business has produced shows for local cities including Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Savage. It also has done work for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings – as well as shows around the world. In addition, they make theatrical pyrotechnics for indoor use. “Chances are, if you’ve been to a concert, sporting event or theme park recently, you’ve seen our product in action,” they say. The products have been used in shows by Paul McCartney, Kiss, Poison,

The American Pyrotechnics Association says: * Don’t get too close. Sitting at least 500 feet from the fireworks provides the best view of the show. * Watch for the quality and brightness of the colors. Deep blue and dazzling white are especially difficult to produce. Count the number of explosions in a shell. High-quality display shells may have multiple explosions that vary in color. There should be no lag time in a professional show. * Resist the temptation to keep any leftover material you may find after a show. Metallica and Britney Spears, he said. “We sell a product to the Chinese, believe it or not, to use it in Disneyland over at Hong Kong,” he added.

KEEPING IT INTERESTING Orwoll said that the key to adding an emotional element to the show is variety. “You can’t keep everything at the same level throughout the show,” Orwoll said. RES works to have times when the show slows down, then picks up again. He said another interesting technique is to divide the show by types of shells, with slight differences.


Fireworks light up Round Lake Park every Fourth of July in Eden Prairie. Many shows are choreo graphed to music. On the Fourth of July, you’ll see a patriotic theme, with a celebratory finale. “It ends up being a really nice overall experience,” he said.

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Red Birds look ahead to Fourth, All-Stars BY TIM MCGOVERN


Fans packed the stands at Chanhassen High School for the two-day series, annually held at Chaska.

Stars shine for Lions’ tourney BY TIM MCGOVERN

Being selected as a Lions AllStar is a crowning achievement in a players’ prep career. Eden Prairie coach Mike Hal loran, one of the three coaches on the West Metro squad, knows that this was not the time for tutelage. “As a coach, my job was to stay out of the way,” Halloran said. “They can swing away on any count, steal at any time and bunt whenever they want.” But at the same time, players cannot flaunt the fundamentals. “I had to remind them,” he added, “that pro scouts and college coaches want to see good baseball.” And the 37th Annual Minnesota Lions All Star Baseball Tournament had some very good baseball at Chanhassen on Friday and Saturday. The West Metro capped the tournament with a 5 - 4 win over Metro East on Saturday evening. Chaska’s Adam Happ provided what proved to be the gamewinning hit, a two-run single that put West Metro up 5-0. Happ earlier drew a walk off University of Arizona recruit and Minnesota Twins draftee Austin Malinowski of Centennial. Happ’s team had a boost from the quartet of players from Eden Prairie, as Lance Thonvold sent a Malinowski pitch an estimated 400 feet over the center-field scoreboard. EP pitcher Adam Bray was credited with the win. Holy Family’s Chris Knoll, of Chanhassen, pitched on Friday against South, and contributed at the plate.

The Chanhassen Red Birds will be well-represented at AllStar time. Three Red Birds players – pitcher-catcher Justin Thompson, pitcher-outfielder Casey Malmgren and infielder John Gulden were selected to play in the annual River Valley League vs. Dakota-Rice-Scott League All-Star Game. The game is set for Friday, July 8 at Union Hill, west of New Prague. Chanhassen is 7-7 on the season after a 5-2 loss to Arlington at home on Sunday. A’s starting pitcher Blake Henke tossed a six-hit game, and Scott Dose jump-started the of fense with a two-run homer in the fi rst inning. Gulden got the Red Birds going with a solo homer in the fi fth inning. Chanhassen starter Thompson struck out five, and walked five on the afternoon. The Red Birds were to host Waconia on Thursday, but wet weather formed a pool around home plate and forced the cancellation of the game. Grounds crews dealt with the issue in advance of two busy days of the Lions All-Star Series on Friday and Saturday. T he Re d Bi r d s honor e d Chanhassen city employees at Wednesday’s game against St. Peter. Chan plays at Fairfax, 7:30 p.m. tonight, and hosts New Ulm Kaiserhoff at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4. The game is part of the city’s Fourth of July celebration, with fi reworks set to go off at Lake Ann Park at 10 p.m.



Holy Family’s Chris Knoll delivers to the South All-Stars on Saturday at the 37th Annual Lions All Star Baseball Tournament at Chanhassen. West Metro fell 5-2 in that game, but won the other two in the two-day classic.

Knoll helped the Fire to a Minnesota River Conference title with a .480 batting average that included a .529 mark in MRC games. Knoll slugged .640 for the season, and went 5-1 on the mound for the Fire, striking out 38 in 33 innings. Knoll will be off to the University of North Dakota for

school and baseball. West Metro tied North with a 2-1 tournament record, but prevailed in the tiebreaker with a 3-2 victory on Friday evening. Though, just one victory would make the West Metro players’ tournament. “From a West perspective,” Halloran said, “the tourna-


Food and baseball make a nice double play. The Chaska Cubs amateur baseball team has some nice culinary connections going lately. The team spent Friday and Saturday playing in the SpamTown Classic in Austin. And when the club returns to Athletic Park tonight, there will be refreshments. No Spam, though. Ryan Seifert served up some serious pitching in the SpamTown opener, as the Cubs shut out Owatonna 3-0 on Friday. Seifert scattered four Aces singles – three of which came off the bat of Brandon Rolloff. Seifert himself got the Cubs all the offense they needed with a two-run home run in the second inning. Cory Glieden cracked a pair of doubles and scored on an Eric Duzan hit in the third. Pete Ohnsorg and Greg Lane had hits for Chaska in the victory.

Chaska Cubs Class B – Section 3B Web site: www. Home games at Athletic Park Date June 30 July 6 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 17 July 19 July 21 July 22 July 24 July 27

Opponent Jordan St. Paul Capitals at Victoria Rochester at Prior Lake Austin Greyhounds (KleinBank Night) New Ulm Belle Plaine St. Louis Park Prior Lake Mpls. Angels Savage So. MN Red Legs Victoria (Lenzen Night) Minnetonka

Time/res 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Chanhassen Red Birds Class C – Region 6 Web site: Home games at Storm/Red Bird Stadium Date June 29 June 30 July 4 July 6 July 7 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 13 July 15 July 17 July 20

Opponent St. Peter at Fairfax NU Kaiserhoff Prior Lake at Victoria RVL-DSR All-Star (at Union Hill) at Winthrop at Belle Plaine Henderson at Arlington Mpls. Lakers RVL playoffs begin

Time/res 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

Minnetonka knocked out a dozen hits in a 5-1 victory in the fi rst of two SpamTown games on Saturday. Glieden doubled Chaska’s only run in the third inning. The Cubs’ SpamTown run came to an end with a 5-1 setback to Prescott, Wis. on Saturday afternoon. Chaska d rew si x wa l ks, but had only three hits – base knocks from Glieden, Cory Poppitz and Mitch Gerber. Dundas defeated the Rochester Royals 5-3 on Sunday for the championship. Dundas beat the hometown Austin Greyhounds 6-4 in the semifi nsls and the Royals edged the Millers 7-5. The Cubs resumed play with a 7-1 victory at Victoria on Tuesday night.

REFRESHMENTS Chaska, now 11- 6 on the season, has a big game against Jordan, 7:30 p.m. tonight at home. The weather forecast may call for triple-digit temperatures, but fans will not need to worry. The newly refurbished concession stand will be open for the first time this season for the Cubs-Brewers matchup. The Cubs get its last break of the season before hosting the St. Paul Captials on July 6. The team then is scheduled to play 13 games in 21 days.


Chan hosts Twins baseball-softball clinic The Minnesota Twins youth baseball and softball clinic comes to the Chanhassen High School baseball stadium on Sunday, July 3. The Twins and the city of Chanhassen sponsor the free clinic, which will provide tips on fielding, hitting and pitching. Kids just need to bring their baseball glove – the Twins furnish all other equipment. A clinic for kids age 6-9 runs from 10-11:30 a.m., and a clinic for kids age 10-16 runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

In the event of rain, the clinic will be held at the Chan Red Center. No pre-registration is required, and kids from all communities are welcome.

Volleyball, disc golf open at River City Days Pre-registration is open for volleyball and disc-golf tournaments that is scheduled for Chaska River City Days. Pre-registration for the 6s Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament and Disc Golf Tournament is July 15. Tournament play for both tournaments is Saturday, July

23. Pre-registration for the 4s CoEd grass volleyball Tournament is July 24. Tournament play is Saturday, July 31. Get more information and registration forms online at: www. chaskarivercitydays. com.

Register for River City 5K run/2-mile walk Pre-registration and preregistration discount for the Chaska 5K Fun Run and 2-Mile Walk are due by July 15. Registration is also available on race day, Saturday, July 30. All pre-registered by July

15 will receive a Fun Run T Shirt. All proceeds to benefit the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. For more information or registration forms online at: www.

Spark 1/2-Mile Run at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. More information and registration forms can be found online at

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Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join the Great Scott Cycle Club. The club rides Monday and Thursday evenings from May through October, weather permitting. The group leaves at 6:15 p.m. from the parking lot in front of Michael’s Cycles located at 16731 Hwy 13 S. in Prior Lake.

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Five groups of riders cover all levels. Helmets are required; road bikes are highly recommended. The club represents a mix of young and old, men and women, singles and tandems. This is a social club for riding and gathering afterwards for friendship, food, drink and conversation. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Al at (952) 220-4585. To get on the email list for the latest updates and additional rides visit our website at and press the “subscribe” button. Also follow the club and join its Facebook page, the link can be found on our website.

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Purple martins are back after disaster For those of you who follow this column closely and have contacted me to express condolences about the story of the early demise of all 25 of my purple martin babies last summer, I have good news. I am happy to announce that one year after the disaster, the martins are back, and they are having babies again. My purple martin colony started about seven years ago when I put up an old beat-up metal martin house, apartment style, at my lake cabin. I was thrilled when two pair of martins took up residency in the very fi rst spring the house was up. All that spring and summer I watched very closely the daily comings and goings of this largest member of the swallow family. I was thrilled to have my very own purple martin colony. During the ensuing years my martin colony grew. Not a lot, just a little bit each year. From two pair in the beginning to about eight pair last s u m me r. E ac h m o r n i n g I would be greeted by the martin’s cheerful calls as they swooped into the old metal house. Everything was going great and it appeared that my martins were here to stay. Last summer everything was going great. I had a record number of adult birds and they



seemed to all be breeding. Doing my regular checks, I counted 25 healthy and happy babies. The parents were bringing in large amounts of insects, particularly dragonf lies, to feed the young, which provided many hours of visual enjoyment for me. I was having thoughts of adding another complex of houses and expanding my colony to accommodate all these new family members. However, disaster was about to strike in the form of a raccoon. Or at least I think it was a raccoon. I never really saw the perpetrator. Over three consecutive evenings last summer, one by one the baby martins were pulled from their nests and eaten. In the morning all I would fi nd was bits and pieces such as wings and tails at the base

of the martin house. All the adults seemed to be accounted for and doing well. But now the adults had no reason to stick around. I watched as the adults tried to fi gure out what was going on. They wanted to feed their babies, as they had been doing for nearly two weeks already, but when they showed up with a beak full of insects there were no tiny mouths to feed. Slowly, over a 10- to 15-day period, the adult martins stopped coming back to the colony. One of the nice things about having a purple martin colony is the birds spend much of the summer at the colony. Some other birds never come back once the babies leave the nest. Martins are home-bodies and they are very loyal to the colony and they return to the colony for much of the summer. Last year I wrote about my martin predation and many readers responded with their own stories of disaster and suggestions of solutions to stop this from happening in the future. I had also heard and read similar accounts of predation to martin colonies and it was suggested that once a predator has hit, the colony often doesn’t come back the following year. They simply abandon the colony. As you can imagine, I was holding my breath all winter


Purple martins returned to a new bird house colony this spring after baby martins were killed by a predator last year.

and spring wondering if my martins would return. Heck, I even broke down and purchased a new eight-gourd colony kit and installed it late last winter. I really wanted to make my martins feel at home when they arrived in the spring. More importantly, I installed raccoon guards on the poles. These are designed to stop a raccoon from climb-

ing the pole and getting to the nestlings. I was delighted when this spring the martins showed up and immediately accepted the new housing options along with the old housing and got down to having babies. Now I have at least 15 pair of martins and nesting is well under way. I think I may have dodged a natural bullet and I

am looking forward to a summer fi lled with the calls of the purple martin. Until next time... Stan Tekiela is an author / naturalist and wildlife photographer from Victoria who travels the United States to study and photograph wildlife. He can be followed on Facebook and Twitter and at his web page at


West Metro 16U Thunder 2nd at Prior Lake The 16U West Metro Thunder Blue softball team placed second in the Prior Lake Spring Splash Tournament. Front row from left: Anna Spray, Jenna Hoogeveen, Maddie Entinger, Rachel Stock and Ashley Entinger. Back row: coach Steffany Rivera, Ellie Krych, Chloe Hoeft, Jillian Entinger, Maya Dar, Emily Sellway, Morgan Herold and coach Ron Entinger. At front: Mike Rivera.

11AAA takes second at St. Michael Chanhassen 10U Gold secures silver at Becker Storm The Chanhassen Storm 11AAA baseball team played The Chanhassen 10U Gold travel softball team took second place in the 10U Gold bracket at the Becker Blast Softball Tourney this past weekend. The Tigers played great softball and went undefeated in the first four games of the tournament. The Chan team conquered a previously undefeated Becker team who play in a higher level, then lost a great battle in the Gold Championship game to Becker’s 10U elite A team. Front row from left: Anna Vakulskas, Gabby Maschka, Kaitlyn Mullen, Grace Medeiros, Alyssa Chillscyzn and Julia Gronholz. Second row: Callie Bonk, Piper Krych, Abby Saylor, Ashley Pass and Julia Geurs. Back row: coaches Jeff Maschka, Steve Vakulskas, Paul Gronholz and Ben Geurs.

to a second-place finish at St. Michael Tournament on June 11-12. Front row from left: Patrick Casey, Justin Stacey, Andrew Hicks, Patrick Newell, Jack Krause, Jack Garrison and Jake Maus. Back row: coach Craig Stacey, coach Lyndell Frey, Griffin Johnson, John Patterson, Ben Frey, Brennan Hurt, Quincy Kent-Schneider and coach Tony Hicks.

Carver 4/5 team wins Mid-Season tourney The Carver 4/5 Softball team won the Chanhassen Mid-Season Tournament this weekend. Carver won three straight to get into the Championship game. The girls displayed excellent hitting, fielding and base running leading to a victory over Chanhassen 7-2 in the Championship game on Saturday. Front row from left: Ellie Frobom, Sammi Brueggmeir, Sydnie Soto, Jacki Bradley, Emma Ryan, Julia Lecy-Lindall, Leah Baker, Isabel Joecks, Ella Montang, Lucy Leatherman, Madeline Hall and Olivia Frobom. Back row: coach Tom Ryan and coach David Hall. Not pictured: Erica Fahey.

CC United boys 3/4 Green Stripes unbeaten The CC United Boys grade 3-4 Green Stripe Celtics finished the season this weekend with an undefeated record. The team excelled in their teamwork, sportsmanship and soccer skills throughout the season. Front row from left: Ayush Dhadphale, Marc Dufresne, Mark Nichols and Nicolas Quintana. Back row: coach Dan Dufresne, Devon Rain, Sam Buttram, Jacob Mapstone, Daniel Buttram and coach Chaz Nichols. Not pictured: Nicholas Allen.

Chanhassen 12A team is second at qualifier West Metro Thunder 16Us 2nd in Wisconsin The West Metro Thunder 16U A team took second place at the New Richmond Border Wars tournament 18-19 June. This team played seven great games of softball and qualified for NAFA Nationals. Team members are, front row from left: Sarah Gallardo, Maggie Udstuen, Sarah Kivisto, Elin Ellefson, Sydney Goff, Aly Anton and Ashley Raymond. Back row: Ellen Larkin, Jenna Wolf, Amy Marroquin and Elena Schneiderhan. Not pictured: Emily St. Martin. Coaches: Eric Raymond, Dan Krause and Ted Ellefson.

CC United’s U16 C1 team makes finals in KC The CC United Girls U16 C1 soccer team traveled to Overland Park, Kan. over Memorial Day weekend to participate in the Kansas City Invitational Soccer Tournament. The team was finalists in the Championship game. Team members are, front row from left: Annie Parten, Delanie Brew, Juliana Doran, Jessie Kanter, Maddie Zilka, Nicole Becker and Rachel Urick. Back row: coach Pat Prindle, Erika Hokkanen, Gina Westerhaus, Jordan Melby, Becca Lynch, Colette St. John, Morgan Fogarty, Kenzie Weisman and coach John Becker.

The Chanhassen Storm 12A baseball tournament team took second place in a local state qualifier tournament on June 17-19. The finish qualified the team for a spot at the Minnesota Baseball State Tournament and the Gopher Tournament of Champions this summer. Front row from left: Devin Murray, Tyler Brick, A.J. Velázquez, Hunter Kraus, Mitchell Lack, Landon Libengood and Leyghton Bird. Back row: Bryant Bornhorst, Gavin Schmidt, Sean Gustafson, Brian Ash, Scott Gustafson and Jonathan Mattern. Coaches: Dennis Velázquez, and Brian Gustafson, and manager George Murray.

Chanhassen 10A Gold ballclub wins again The Chanhassen 10A Gold baseball team won its second tournament championship in a row by winning the Mankato Royal Classic over Father’s Day weekend. Team members are, from left: Kory Laehu, Lukas Casey, Henry Witterschein, Ethan Johnson, Josh Weyandt, Levi Kovic, Landan Smith, Blake Garrison, Matthew Maus, Drew Strand, Garrett Synstelien and Ethan Anderson. Coaches: Joe Witterschein, Steve Casey and Thor Smith.

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The Stone Creek Drive trail corridor and the trail along Powers Boulevard from 78th Street to Highway 5 are included in this year’s street project program. The length of trail to be replaced is approximately 5,700 feet. The project mainly consists of grinding up the pavement surface or reclaiming the bituminous, fixing any soft areas, regarding and compacting the reclaimed material and paving a 3-inch lift of bituminous surface. The trail improvements include replacement of a storm sewer culvert and some drain tile.


Services held for Mt. Olivet pastor More than 6,000 people attended last Friday’s funeral s er v ic e s for the Rev. Paul M . Yo u n g d a h l, senior pastor at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Mt. Olivet West Campus, Victoria. Rev. Paul M. Youngdahl, Youngdahl 73, died unexpectedly from an existing thoracic aneurysm at North Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 20. Youngdahl was an associate pastor for nearly six years before he was ca l led to be senior pastor of Mount Olivet in 1974. Under his leadership, Mount Olivet maintained its position as the largest Lutheran church in America with more than 13,000 baptized members. Youngdahl was the longest

serving senior pastor at Mount Olivet Chu rch. His fat her, ReubenYoungdahl (1911-1968), served as the senior pastor of Mount Olivet for 30 years. Youngdahl is survived by wife, Nancy; daughter, Kristi; sons, Aaron and Peter; daughter-in-law, Heidi; grandchildren, Luke, Olivia, Elsa, Jason Sunby & Vinnie; sister, Susan (Terry) Hogan; brother, Steven (Phyllis) Youngdahl; many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Reuben and mother, Ruth.

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remember the sacrifices made throughout the history of the United States. The public is invited to the free show at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. The W.A.T.C.H. students also will be participating in the Chanhassen Fourth of July parade.

Historical society ice cream social The Chanhassen Historical Society will host an ice cream social from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 4, at Historic St. Hubert’s and Village Hall Courtyard (next to the Goddard School). The event will feature live music by Todd McCormick and a variety of ice cream treats for sale from Schwann’s. The public is invited to join with members of t he Historica l Society before parade time and enjoy ice cream and music and tour the Historic Village Hall.

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

CULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: May 5, 2011 State Bank of Delano, Mortgagee KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: __________/s/_____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9, 16, 2011; No. 4503) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the mortgage foreclosure sale referred to in the foregoing Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale has been postponed from June 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to July 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sheriff ’s Office Front Lobby, Carver County Justice Center, 606 East Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318-2102. Unless said Mortgage is reinstated or the Property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2012. Dated: June 21, 2011 State Bank of Delano, as successor in interest and assignee of Victoria State Bank. KOEPKE LAW GROUP, P.A. By: __________/s/_____________ Scott R. Manthei, Esq. (#0389092) Kevin M. Koepke, Esq. (#0245306) 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1207 Attorneys for Mortgagee THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 4520) NOTICE T O W H O M I T M AY C O N CERN: Notice is hereby given that the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (District) will meet at Chaska Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to hear public comments on the September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan. The September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan is available on the District website at Agency review comments on the September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan and District responses are also available on the District website at www. Persons who desire to be heard with reference to the Distrit’s September 2010 60-day review draft of the Third Generation Watershed Management Plan will be heard at this meeting. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Schwalbe, Administrator, 112 East 5th Street, Chaska, MN 55318 or emailed to Dated: June 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS s/Len Kremer Secretary Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 4521)

DOCUMENT 00030 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received, publicly opened, and read aloud by representatives of the City of Victoria, Minnesota, at the City Hall, 7951 Rose Street, Victoria, Minnesota 55386, in said City at 11:00 am on July 18, 2011, for furnishing all work and materials for the construction of Lift Station No. 5 Improvements, consisting of the following: The refurbishment of one municipal lift station, including temporary bypass pumping, the replacement of all existing piping from the wet well to the wye, installation of new submersible pumps and control panel, and the reinstallation of existing valves. Proposal forms, contract documents, drawings, and specifications as prepared by TKDA, are on file for inspection in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Engineers, whose address is 444 Cedar Street, Suite 1500, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-2140. Complete digital Proposal Forms, Plans, and Specifications for use by Contractors submitting a bid are available on You may download the digital plan documents for a non-refundable price of $25.00 by inputting Quest Project No. 1655367 on the website’s Project search page. Please contact Quest Construction Data Network, LLC at (952) 233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Contractors desiring paper drawings, specifications and related documents for the purpose of submitting a bid may secure them from the Engineers upon deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each set. The deposit for one set of drawings and specifications will not be refunded. No bid will be considered unless it is securely sealed in an envelope and filed with the City Clerk prior to the time noted above for the closing of bids. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or cashier’s check payable to the City of Victoria in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the bidder, if successful, will enter into a contract with the Owner for the work described in the proposal. This deposit will be subject to forfeiture as provided by law. The deposits for the three lowest bidders will be retained by the Owner until the contract has been awarded and executed but not longer than sixty (60) days. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days following the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities or to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, in the best interest of the Owner. The City Council will consider award of contracts at a regular meeting to be held on July 25, 2011. Don Uram City Administrator Dated: June 22, 2011 (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 4522)

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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 from June 20 to June 26. June 20 At 6:10 a.m., responded to the 8800 block of Lake Susan Court, Chanhassen, for report of theft from vehicle. Stolen were tennis rackets, bag and balls, valued at more than $300. At 6:53 a.m., responded to the 8800 block of Lake Susan Court, Chanhassen, for report of theft from vehicle. Stolen were prescription sunglasses valued at $200. The glasses were later recovered, and the theft was unfounded. At 8:14 a.m., responded to the 7900 block of Stone Creek Drive, Chanhassen, for report of a business burglary. Damaged was a door and cash stolen. Estimated damage and loss is more than $500. At 1:28 p.m., responded to the 8200 block of Parley Lake Drive, Laketown Township, for report of a burglary. A vehicle was reported stolen from a garage, valued at

$3,000. The vehicle was later recovered. June 21 At 8:20 a.m., responded to the 900 block of Saddlebrook Trail, Chanhassen, for report of theft from vehicle. Stolen was a wallet with $10, which was later recovered. At 11:59, made traffic stop to Highway 5 and 78th Street, Victoria, where an adult male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. June 22 At 7:16 a.m., responded to Devonshire Drive and Powers Boulevard, Chanhassen, for a personal injury accident. An adult Chanhassen male was cited for failure to drive with due care, stop sign violations and no proof of insurance. At 9:52 p.m. made a traffic stop at the 300 block of Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, where an adult Victoria female was arrested for DWI. June 23 At 9:35 a.m., responded to the 500 block of 78th Street West, Chanhassen, for burglary report. Stolen were money and door was damaged. Estimated loss and damage is more than $300. At 2:06 p.m., responded to a

Carver address, for report of abuse and neglect. At 4:47 p.m., responded to the 600 block of Fourth Street East, Chaska, where a juvenile Chaska male was arrested for contempt of court. At 7:56 p.m., responded to the 2600 block of 78th Street West, Chanhassen, for report of theft of liquor, estimated at $65. June 24 At 9:23 a.m., responded to Highway 5 and Highway 41, Chanhassen, where an adult St. Louis Park male was arrested for violation of Hennepin County DANCO violation, domestic abuse, no contact order. At 11:36 a.m., responded to the 13700 block of Juliet Road, Dahlgren Township, for report of vandalism and damage to grass and flowers, estimated at $100. June 25 At 10:58 p.m., responded to the 6500 Pipewood Curve, Chanhassen, for a possible domestic. June 26 At 1:29 a.m., responded to Riverview Court and Riverview Drive, Carver, where three juvenile males were cited for underage

July crackdown on speeders

consumption. At 10:47 a.m., responded to 1700 block of Tower Boulevard, Victoria, for report of vandalism of flowers damaged, and light bulbs stolen. Estimated loss and damage is more than $150. At 6:22 p.m., responded to the 6600 block of Highway 212, Dahlgren Township, for a residential burglary. Keys were stolen from the residence and the vehicle was stolen from the yard. At 9:01 p.m., made a traffic stop at 78th Street West and Powers Boulevard, Chanhassen, where an adult male from Minneapolis was arrested for second degree DWI, fleeing a police officer, bcard violation, and multiple traffic violations. At 11:37 p.m., made a traffic stop at Highway 7 and Rolling Acres Road, Victoria, where a juvenile female was cited for having no Minnesota Driver’s License and for curfew violation. A juvenile female passenger was also cited for curfew violation. Editor’s Note: You can listen to police, fire and sheriff’s calls 24/7 through our online police scanner at www.

In Ju ly, Car ver County motorists will face enhanced speed enforcement patrols as part of a statewide campaign coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. In Carver County, an average speeding citation for 10 mph over the limit is $130. Motorists stopped at 20 mph over t he speed li mit face double the fine, and those ticketed traveling more than 100 mph can lose their license for six months, according to a press release from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Speed is the most commonly reported contributing factor in fatal crashes. During 2007–2009, speed was a contributing factor in seven fatalities in Carver County and 325 traffic deaths statewide. “ It ’s u n for t u n ate t h at many drivers don’t recognize speeding as a serious

safety issue,” said Sheriff Jim Olson. “When your speed increases, so does the risk for a violent crash, as does your risk of a ticket.” The Carver County Sheriff’s Office cites the dangers of speeding include greater potential for loss of vehicle control; increased stopping distance; less time available for driver response for crash avoidance ; and i ncreased crash severit y leadi ng to more numerous and severe injuries. Another safety concern is the record-high number of motorcyclists on the road. Olson says a major factor in rider deaths are unsafe speeds — more t ha n ha l f of a l l motorcycle crashes are single-vehicle events in which the rider loses control of the bike and runs off the road or crashes. He stresses for motorists to look twice for riders — especially at intersections — because motorcycles are smaller, their speeds and distance can be harder to gauge.






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Local winners named in juried art show

PASTEL & DRAWING CATEGORY First, “Deep Friends” by Franklin Haws, Shakopee


he Savage Arts Council announces the winners of the fifth annual Savage Juried Art competition and

show, which runs through July 14. Eighty-two pieces of art from Minnesota artists are being showcased in this year’s show. Dale Redpath of Minneapolis was this year’s judge. Viewing locations for the show are the Savage Library, Associated Bank, Sterling State Bank, Savage City Hall and Savage Art Studios and Gallery. People’s choice award is given at the show’s close-ballot boxes will be at each location. Please visit the show and vote for your favorite work. Learn more at

Best In Show “Filled to Overflowing” by Rick Kochenash of Chaska.

Oil First, “Snow On Seagull River” by Neil Sherman of Grand Marais; Second, “The Color Of Money” by Richard Valentine of Prior Lake; Honorable Mention, “1” by Emma Kindall of Cottage Grove and “Native Memoirs” by Chichi Miller of Excelsior.

Pastel & Drawing First, “Deep Friends” by Franklin Haws of Shakopee; Second, “Breeze” by Alisa Sales of Savage; Honorable Mention, “A Peaceful Moment” by Patricia Duncan of Bloomington and “The Street” by Amanda Sales of Savage.





“Breeze” by Alisa Sales, Savage

“The Color Of Money” by Richard Valentine, Prior Lake

Photography First, “Frosty Morning” by Mary Pearson of Prior Lake; Second, “Cana Island Lighthouse by Moonlight” by Darrell Tangen of Savage; Honorable Mention, “Evening Surfers” by Guntis Kupers of Prior Lake and “Anoka Farmers” by Guntis Kupers of Prior Lake.

3-Dimensional First, “The Tastiest Lutefisk” by Gale Mord of Savage; Second, “Cherish” by Kordula Coleman of Minneapolis; Honorable Mention, “Grenadine Delight Bowl,” by Rose-Marie James of New Prague and “Untitled 2” by Chris Sales of Savage.

Water Media First, “The Minnesota at The Mississippi River 1” (of 5) by Ronald Buelow of St. Paul; Second, “The Minnesota at The Mississippi River 3” (of 5) by Ronald Buelow of St. Paul: Honorable Mention “Fall Colors” by John Keely of Apple Valley and “Identity” by Natalie Smoliak of Savage.

BEST IN SHOW “Filled to Overflowing” by Rick Kochenash, Chaska

HONORABLE MENTION 3D CATEGORY “Grenadine Delight Bowl,” by Rose-Marie James, New Prague

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JUNE 30 WILL HALE AND THE TADPOLE PARADE Will Hale and his Tadpole Parade will perform as part of Chanhassen’s summer concert series. Time: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen Info: html


JULY 1 HAND PICKED Hand Picked and Homemade performs bluegrass music for the Chaska Concerts in the Park series. Time: 7 p.m., Friday, July 1 Cost: Free Location: City Square Park, downtown Chaska, 300 Chestnut Street Info: (952) 448-5633; www.


JULY 2 PET ADOPTION DAY Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers hold a pet adoption. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Time: Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 2 Cost: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs. Location: PETCO, in Chaska, in Chaska Commons, off of Highway 41 and Pioneer Trail Info: (952) 368-3553; carverscotths. org

RAPTORS IN THE YARD See live birds of prey, learn their survival strategies and find out why they live in captivity. Cameras welcome. Adults must accompany children. For all ages. Time: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 2 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or


JULY 3 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Featured activities for Chanhassen’s 4th of July Celebration include carnival rides, food concessions and beer garden, street dance, kiddie parade, community parade, carnival games and activities, live music, adult and children’s fishing contest, Chamber of Commerce Business Fair and fireworks display over Lake Ann. Time: July 3-4 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park and Lake Ann Park, Chanhassen Info: july4.html

LIVING HISTORY SUNDAY Experience the excitement and challenges of life along the Minnesota River in the 1800s. Meet the residents of Eagle Creek and the frontier. Help them with their daily chores, attend school and participate in the 1800s era craft demonstrations. Play games and enjoy a ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. Many


buildings open for touring. Gift shop open. Food available for purchase most Saturdays. Time: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 3 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

POND EXPLORATION Meet a naturalist at the nature center’s dock and use a net and a bowl to scoop critters out of the pond. Discover the many small animals that live in a pond and make up the aquatic food chain. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sundays, July 3 and Aug. 28 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

REFUGE RAMBLE Join Refuge staff for a walk exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of the busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. For all ages. Time: 2-3 p.m. Sundays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: Free Location: Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center, Carver Highlands Lot, 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver Info: (952) 361-4500 or midwest/minnesotavalley

REFUGE RAMBLE Join Refuge staff for a walk exploring trails and observing the natural world. Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota River valley tucked into the midst of the busy urban landscape. Explore prairie, forest and wetland habitats and discover the diverse plants and animals that depend on the refuge for survival. For all ages. Time: 2-3 p.m. Sundays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: Free Location: Bloomington Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley

JASON MRAZ Genre-blending Jason Mraz will be the debut performer at the new Mystic Amphitheater. Mraz has taken his musical journey from coffee houses to stadiums globally and now has two Grammy Awards and six Grammy nominations to his credit. Mraz was also awarded the Hal David Starlight award from the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Hailed as one of today’s most gifted pop troubadours, Mraz is a photographer, activist, surfer, yogi, student and teacher. Time: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 3 Cost: $39-$49 Location: Mystic Amphitheater, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: (952) 495-6563 or mysticlake. com

NATURALIST WALK Enjoy the riot of color and the wildflowers of the prairie while searching for the animals that live there. Dress appropriately and bring binoculars if you have them. Program is led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel. Time: 9-11 a.m. Sunday, July 3 Cost: Free Location: Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center, Carver Highlands Lot, 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver Info: (952) 361-4500 or midwest/minnesotavalley


Diamond Rio will perform a free concert July 4 at the Mystic Amphitheater, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake.




ountry group Diamond Rio headlines a free Fourth of July show, with Minnesota band Rocket Club opening the concert. Diamond Rio’s performance will be followed by a fi reworks display. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to accept complimentary tickets.

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p.m. The concert is free with a four ticket limit per person; assigned seats will be issued on a fi rst come fi rst served basis. For more information go to


Concert Series. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free Enjoy a comfortable hour of films Location: City Center Park in featuring favorite refuge wildlife, downtown Chanhassen habitats and management practices. Films about America’s symbol, the Bald Info: Eagle, will be featured. COMPLEMENTING THE Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 GRAPE II CLASS Cost: Free Wine buyer and gourmand Michael Location: Bloomington Visitor Center, Grabner will demonstrate and cooking 3815 American Blvd E., Bloomington the following menu (based on Info: (952) 854-5900 or seasonal availability): Cajun coconut midwest/minnesotavalley spiced ham fritters or spiced ham REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS sushi; locally raised pork ragu with OH MY! pasta; pork tenderloin with aromatic soy sauce and shiitake mushrooms Meet resident Minnesota reptiles and over rice; simple greens; puff pastries amphibians and learn what makes with wild cherries and chocolate them unique. For all ages. bacon. Wine tasting will be included. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: Free Cost: $$5 for Arboretum members; Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria $55 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Info: (763) 559-9000 or Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422


JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY 1889 Celebrate America’s birthday with the settlers of Eagle Creek. Experience the festivities of 1889 by marching in a parade, playing croquet, throwing horseshoes, churning ice cream and riding the horse-drawn trolleys. Watch an 1860s baseball game. See live raptors from Richardson Nature Center. Gift shop open and food available for purchase. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, July 4 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

Upcoming SUMMER CONCERT SERIES The Calhoun Brass Quintet will perform in Chanhassen’s Summer


The City of Chanhassen is in the process of updating the wellhead protection plan for its drinking water supply wells. The Minnesota Department of Health has approved Part 1 of the report for this system as required in the MN Wellhead Protection Rule (4720.5330, subpart 6). This portion of the Plan includes information pertaining to: 1. The delineation of Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA); 2. The delineation of the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA); and 3. The vulnerability assessment of both the drinking water supply wells the aquifer within the DWSMA. Consistent with the Wellhead Protection Rule (4720.5330, subpart 7), a neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Chanhassen City Hall Council Chambers, 7700 Market Boulevard to discuss issues and concerns with this portion of the Plan. We welcome your participation at this meeting. Contact Kevin Crooks, Utility Superintendent, with any questions.

ACOUSTIC RAIN Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of acoustic cover music by Acoustic Rain. Time: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 Cost: Free Location: City Square Park, 120 E. Fourth Ave., Chaska Info: (952) 448-453, ext. 4

ZOOMOBILE AT CHAN LIBRARY Minnesota Zoo staffers will bring live animals to the library. Time: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 Cost: Free Location: Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen Info: (952) 227-1500 or www.

CLASSIC CAR AND TRUCK SHOW Second annual All Ford classic car and truck show with awards, prizes and food. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, July 10 Location: Waconia Ford, 235

Highway 5, Waconia Cost: $7 pre-registration, $10 at the gate Info: (952) 442-4411

TREASURE HUNT Work together to solve riddles, put together puzzles and unravel the final mystery to reveal the secret location of the goods. For ages 7 and older. Reservations required; state activity number #311301-21. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10: reservations required by July 7 Cost: $5 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-6700 or

BIRD WATCHING TREK Hike the refuge trails to look for birds nesting on the refuge. Visitors should see a wide variety of species during the trek. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel. Time: 6-10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 Cost: Free Location: Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center, Carver Highlands Lot, 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver Info: (952) 361-4500 or midwest/minnesotavalley

PESTOS WITH PIZZAZZ AT THE ARB Learn how to make a plethora of pestos beyond basic basil. Time: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 Cost: $30 for Arboretum members; $40 non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

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$3 TOUR DAYS AT THE LANDING Join a guided tour at the Landing. Enter through the visitors center at the main entrance. Walking distance is 1.5 miles round trip. Time: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, July 10, 17, 24; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; noon-5 p.m. weekdays June 6-Aug. 26 Cost: $3; ages 2 and younger free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or

KROELLS REUNION The Kroells family holds a reunion, with a potluck meal. Beverage provided. Time: Noon, Sunday, July 10 Location: Legion Park (by the community pool), 320 Reform Street, Norwood Young America Info:; (952) 448-3755

DOGS AND BIKES Chaska Police Department holds its bike sale and bike registration clinic, as well as its dog registration and rabies vaccination clinic. Music by Kindsdance. Bike helmets for $10. Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, July 14 Location: Firemen’s Park, northwest corner of Highway 41 and County Road 61 intersection Info: (952) 448-4200; jjanke@; mgarcia@chaskamn. com

CLASS OF 1971 WATERCOLOR JOURNALING The Chaska High School class of WORKSHOP 1971 is holding its 40-year class

Instructor Sandy Muzzy will demonstrate techniques in various media. Time: 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost: $95 for Arboretum members; $110 for non-members

reunion. Time: Saturday, Aug. 13 Location: Traditions at Dahlgreen Golf Course, 6940 Dahlgren Road Chaska Info: or call Margo Rosenwinkel-Steffel at (952) 448-5880

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SW METRO AD/HD SUPPORT GROUP — Families with attention issues face challenges that friends might not understand. This group provides an opportunity to meet others like you and to learn, discuss and share strategies. The free support group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Eden Prairie Schools Administrative Services Building, 8100 School Road (just off of Scenic Heights between Mitchell and Eden Prairie Road). The topic will be “A Happy Relationship in 12 Jokes or Less,” by Ari Tuckman. For more information, contact Cindy Lea at (612) 965-3052 or ECKANKAR HU — Chant HU, this once-secret name for God from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, at thee Temple of ECK at 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. For more information, call (952) 380-2200. EXCELSIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS — The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum is seeking volunteers to assist at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum on Thursday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1012:30 or 12:30-3 p.m.. Training is provided and you don’t need to know the history of the area. If you’re interested in helping, e-mail us at: or call (952) 221-4766. MCGT 112 COFFEE CHAT — MCGT coffee chats — open to anyone interested in the gifted and talented (PAC) program in Eastern Carver County Schools — will be at 9:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at School of the Wise II, 500 Market St., Chanhassen. For more information, e-mail 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

around the southwest metro area. Women of all ages, interests, educational and economic backgrounds are welcome to attend. Meeting locations vary. For more information, call Annette Walters at (952) 250-7860.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS ALANON — Westwood 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)2247300.

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM — The Mental Health Crisis Program, serving Carver and Scott counties, has a telephone and mobile crisis response ser vice available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Mental Health Crisis Program, call (952) 4427601. W ESTWOOD JOB SUPPORT GROUP — Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group is a faith-based group dedicated to supporting those who have lost their job or are contemplating a career change. Meetings will consist of curriculum covering a range of topics designed to assist you in your search. In addition, we will build relationships and business connections through networking, sharing, listening and supporting each other. Employers who have open positions and are looking for great talent are encouraged to attend. Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group meetings are on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Room A112 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. No sign up is required; everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Matthew Beck at or Pat DeZiel at patdeziel123@ LIONS - The Chanhassen Lions meet every fourth Monday at the Chanhassen Legion. The monthly meeting starts with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call Gary Haberman at (952) 200-2993. ROTARY – The Chanhassen Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the American Legion Post on Highway 5. For more information, call Jeff Anderson at (612) 998-3688. CHANHASSEN SAL MEETING — The Chanhassen Squadron 580 of the Sons of the American Legion meet monthly at 6 p.m. on the fi rst Monday of the month at the Chanhassen American Legion in the basement meeting room. For information or to join, call Bob Synder at (612) 867-5365. 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 orga ni zations, compa nies, 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) 937-9596.

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.

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 www.geocities. com/club3096/info.htm. 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 naude11@yahoo. com 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. 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

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

HARLEY Harley, a very friendly, affectionate terrier mix, born around April 2009 will plop into your lap when you sit. This smart, easy-going, eager-to-please guy gets along with most dogs, kind kids and hasn’t met cats. He’s crate trained and house trained. Harley will greet you at the door, follow you and hope for lots of petting. He does

fi ne in the car and on a leash. No one came for Harley at animal control. Will you come?

SHEBA Abandoned with a litter of kittens, this classy black cat is looking to be your sweet companion. If Sheba knows you, she’ll hop into your lap and stay purring and kneading while you brush or pet her. She enjoys tummy rubs, scratching, and petting. Get out the interactive toys and enjoy the entertainment. When you arrive, 5-year-old Sheba will be at the door and follow you. She is waiting for your call.

tips about research. For more information, call the museum at (952) 442-4234. HOMESCHOOL MOMS’ N IGHT OUT — Join other mothers committed to homeschooling 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) 9344825, or register online at www. MINNETONKA CAMERA CLUB — The Minnetonka Camera Club meets on the first 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

BETA SIGMA PHI MEETINGS — Beta Sigma Phi, an international friendship network providing educational programs and service to the community meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

COM FORT A N D CA R E — 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) 224-7300.




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Celebrate reading this summer at county libraries Celebrate su mmer reading at all the Carver County Library branches. Read and win prizes – for all ages. Now through Aug. 14. There is also an adult reading program – pick up review sheets, fi ll one out and turn it back in for each book you read this summer and you will be entered in monthly drawings for Barnes & Noble gift cards. This adult program goes on for all of June, July and August.



CHANHASSEN EVENTS Upcoming children’s programs: Saturday, July 9 — Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 — Ross Sutter, Music! 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Senior Surf Day introductory computer classes are 10 a.m. – Noon, Monday, June 27. Call the library to reserve a slot.

Family story time runs every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from now to Aug. 10. For all ages with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required. Lapsit story time runs ev-

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Su m mer Sensat ions — Three year olds are invited to join the playground staff at Lake Susan Park for summer fun. Enjoy games, crafts, songs, playground time, fun and snacks. All activities are tailored specifically for 3 year olds. This program offers two sessions on Tuesdays, June 14 – 28 and July 12 – 26 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Lake Susan Park. $21 Residents/$24 Non-Residents. 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament — This co-ed tournament features half-court 3-on-3 basketball. Teams are divided into categories: 4-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9-12th grade and ages 18+. Come watch and cheer some great basketball. This program is for anyone in fourth grade or older, July 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. at City Center Park Basketball Court. Team Fees Apply. Kids Fishing Contest — Join us for this annual fishing tradition on Lake Ann. Trophies and prizes are awarded for largest, longest and smallest fish in two age groups. This program is for kids ages 5-15 occurring July 4 from 11 a.m. to noon at Lake Ann Pier. This program is free. Intro to Lacrosse — This program is for all skill levels to learn and practice the basics of Lacrosse; catching, throwing, scooping, and cradling. All

equipment will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, snack, and sunscreen. This program will run two sessions; July 11-14, 9 a.m.- noon for ages 5-8 and 1-4 p.m. for ages 9-12. $73 Residents/$79 non-residents. Rec Center Sports Preschool T-ball — We will introduce your preschooler to the fundamentals of baseball. Each session has a warm-up, practice time, and a game. Bats, balls, helmets, and tees are provided; please bring your own glove. The class is designed for children ages 4-6. Several sessions are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays July 12 to Aug. 17 at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $45 Residents/$53 NonResidents. Safety Camp — Join us for fun games, activities that will teach you how to be smart with safety. Lessons will include fire, water, and bike safety, as well as how to be street smart and stay drug free. This program is for kids in third or fourth grade and will be on July 14 from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chanhassen Rec Center. Program fee $21. Skyhawks Capture the Flag Camp — Come learn the rules of the game as well as strategy and play for the Skyhawks flag. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a merit award. Please bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen. This program is designed for children 7-12 and runs 1-4 pm, July 18-22. $99 Residents/$106 Non-residents. Golf FUNdamentals — This program is for the junior golfer with little or no experience. Classes will cover basic fundamentals of the short game, full swing, and strategy. This program is designed for children 7-12, and will run from 9:45- 10:45 a.m., July 25, 27, 28, & 29. $79

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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.

UPCOMING A EVENING WITH THE MAYOR — Enjoy a delicious picnic style dinner of fried chicken and all your summer favorites as we dine with Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong. Mayor Furlong will update us on “what’s happening in Chanhassen” and answer any questions that you may have. After dinner enjoy the music with the K lein Bank Su mmer Concert series featuring the Eden Prairie Community Band. Date: Thursday, July 21 Time: 5 p.m. Tech Bits — Technology is all around us and ever changi ng. At t he Senior Center, we want to expose our participants to some of the latest technology and gadgets . We’ll acquire some basic knowledge and be able to “talk the talk” with our kids or grandkids and have a wee bit of knowledge should you want to make a purchase. AMAZON KINDLE — To Kindle or Not to Kindle … that is the question. Do you know there is a single device that contains thousands of books, newspapers, and magazines that’s the same size as an average paperback book? Join us and we’ll show you what Kindle is and some things it can do! Date: July 20 Time: 1 p.m. Cost: $5 Registration and payment deadline: July 11

‘Surgical weight loss was the right choice for me’


Members of the 2011-2012 Senior Advisory Board include, back row, from left, Fran Sheffel, Nancy Krantz, Marlyn Mauritz and Francie Spencer; front row, Darling Loving, Lorraine Kahler, Jean Tischleder and JoAn Preston. and Olive Giardini), Roasted Turkey Club on a Butter Croissant or Mixed Grilled Vegetable Medley on Flat Bread with Artichoke Aioli. Date: Wednesday, July 13 Time: 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $42 (Includes performance, transportation and lunch) Registration and payment deadline: June 24 TARGET FIELD TOUR — Calling all Twins Fans! Learn about the history of the Twins and baseball in Minnesota, the unique attributes and background of the Target Field site and how eco-friendly Target Field will be for generations to come. Walk through exciting spaces including the Twins dugout, Metropolitan Club, Event Suites, and Town Ball Tavern. Stand in the Press Box to take in the breathtaking views of Target Field and the Minneapolis skyline. Visit the Champions Club where the Twins’ World Series Trophies reside. Note: There will be quite a bit of walking as the tour covers a variety of areas

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within the Target Field complex. After the tour, we will dine at the local Kieran’s Irish Pub. It will be a Farmers Fare lunch buffet to include three hot meat sandwiches (roasted chicken, corned beef, and pot roast beef), fries, dessert and beverage. Date: Monday, Aug. 15 Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $52 Registration and payment deadline: Aug. 1.

Attend a free seminar to learn more about weight loss surgery, including:  Current surgical options  Benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery  Lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery Led by bariatric surgeons Edmond Chute, MD, and Raymond Drew, MD, of Ridgeview Bariatric & Weight Loss Center, seminars are held on the first and second Wednesday and third Thursday of each month at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia or Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. View the schedule at bariatric.

BOOK CLUB — All are welcome. Join us for some interesting reads and discussions at the Chanhassen Senior Center book club. The club meets the fourth Monday of the month at the Senior Center from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CARD CLUBS — The Chanhassen Senior Center invites you to play Bridge on Monday’s 12:30-3:30 p.m., Bingo on Wednesday’s from 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. and 500 and Hand & Foot on Thursday’s 1-4 p.m. The Senior Center will be closed July 4th.



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Gardener, Residential maintenance of both, annual and perennial flowers and shrubs. Weeding and deadheading. Flexible hours. Chanhassen and Orono locations. 952-5564904 Newspaper Route Delivery-Star Tribune Shakopee, Chaska, Waconia area motor routes. Immediate openings weekend (Sat/Sun), Waconia/ Mayer. Bi-weekly paychecks. Minimum requirements 18 years old & dependable transportation. For information, apply online: EOE

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



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Fox family helped bring big entertainment names to county 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. In the early days of the 20th century, Friday night in Chaska meant music and shopping. It was the hub of the surrounding communities back then and people came from miles away to spend their hard earned dollars on groceries at Cooper’s, suits at Al’s, beers at Butch’s Saloon and cars at the downtown Chevy, Dodge, and Ford dealerships. The business scene thrived back in those days and so did the sense of community. All of this bustle of activity brought about a desire to gather and celebrate. Music became a big part of the excitement. People frequented the Chaska town square gazebo to hear musical events sponsored by the City Council. Members of the Minneapolis Symphony even “fi lled out” local music ensembles while people sat in their cars listening to the




beautiful sounds that filled the air. Lawrence Welk and other top ba nds appea red at t he Valley Ballroom just south of the Highway 41 bridge and there was even an opera house located on the land which the Best Western Hotel now calls home. As time passed and communities changed, some people continued to be passionate about the arts. Music teachers like Barry and Jane Fox, Ron Nelson and Ross Gabriel had a vision of bringing more culture to the citizens of Chaska and Carver County. For several years in the late 1960s and 1970s, this group organized the Chaska High School Arts Week. Each

April, big name artists like Pau l Gran lund, a scu lptor from Gustavus Adolphus College, would come to Chaska as “artists in residence.” Even Garrison Keillor brought his “Prairie Home Companion” radio show from St. Paul to broadcast in the “small gym” at Chaska High School. From about 1976-1986, the Foxes and other enthusiasts also introduced “The Encore Music Series.” Memberships were sold where people could attend 3-4 concerts annually. Associated with Allied Concert Services, world-renowned artists performed in Chaska at the old high school auditorium, now known as the Carver County Co-op. T he booki ngs were phe nomenal and included Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Mil ler’s “ghost band,” the Bohemian Folk Ballet from Prague, and a soprano soloist from the New York City Opera. Plays were also performed at the

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Worm Barn in Jonathan by the Chaska Theater. Imagine. A ll of this entertainment within walking distance. A lt hough ti mes have changed and much has van-

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Will Hoverman It’s become a Chanhassen Fourth of July tradition to have a local youth band open for the Street Dance on the night before July 4. The youth band is selected earlier in the year by winning the city’s annual Chan Jam contest, sponsored by Parks and Recreation. This year’s winning band is The Hub, made up of four Minnetonka High School teens. Will Hoverman stepped up as the group’s spokesperson to provide background on the band. All four musicians are 15, and attend Minnetonka High School. Will sings lead vocals and plays keyboard. Dex Brastad sings, plays guitar and keyboard. John Burkhardt plays guitar, keyboard, and sings backup vocals. Jesse Thorson plays drums. And there is a fi fth teen who will join the band at its July 3 appearance, Andrew Rose. He was picked to play at this show since it’s a much larger venue than The Hub is accustomed to playing. The Hub formed in October 2010, at the beginning of their freshman year, Will explained. “Originally it was just John and Dex,” Will said, “our two guitarists, but they felt there was potential to grow into a full band with a more full sound. So they called me from the theater department at Minnetonka High School to try out as a singer in a band as well as drummer Jesse Thorson from the band department, to create a dynamic group.” Will describes the music as a melting pot, “so it’s hard to put a word on our genre. We have some top 40 current pop hits like Cee-Lo Green and Jason Mraz. We also have some classic rock like Rick Springfield, Guns N’ Roses and others. In addition, we have a big band swing feel with some Michael Buble and a taste of funk and soul with James Brown and many others. We are mainly a cover band but stay tuned for originals we are working on and producing right now!” Will said that the band feels very honored to have won Chan Jam. “We performed a mostly rock set with four songs,” he said. “’Fly Away,’ by Lenny Kravitz, ‘I Don’t Trust Myself With Loving You,’ by John Mayer, ‘Nothing Ever Hurt Like You,’ by James Morrison, and our trademark song, ‘For You,’ by Cee-Lo Green, which will be showcased at the Chan July 3rd event. “We were confident but well aware of the talent of the other bands,” Will said of the Chan Jam competition. “We knew Family Values, the other band from Minnetonka High, and we knew what they were capable of. We were nervous to compete for the first time, but playing in front of the audience never hindered us.” Q: Name some of your favorite bands and musicians. A: Some of our favorite bands are Dispatch, Sublime, Butler Trio, The Script, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and The Rat Pack. We love them for their unique sounds and their tradition. They influence the way we perform and how we prepare our music. Q: What can the audience expect to hear when The Hub plays on July 3? A: The audience can expect a range of hits from the sixties all the way up to chart toppers of today. It will be a family-friendly concert that is sure to impress. People should check us out from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the street dance tent because we have such a variety of songs that we can please any music fan out there. Q: What would be The Hub’s dream gig — opening up for what famous chart-topping band or musician and why? A: After a few minutes of heated discussion, we just couldn’t agree on a band. Each of us had a different choice. Will chose Michael Buble — “He’s the best at what he does. Being a singer I can relate to his passion and he’s an idol of mine.” Dex chose Dispatch— ”They use good vocal harmony and blend world music with acoustic rock.” John chose The Butler Trio —”The guitar skills are insane, and the style is so different.” As for Jesse, he chose The Bad Plus—“I really like the Twin Cities-based jazz trio’s drummer.” But we can all agree that opening for Casablanca Orchestra on July 3rd is very exciting in itself. — Unsie Zuege


Attorney Katy Bloomquist parlayed a love for horses into a part of her law practice.

She’s an equine esquire Lawyer turned hobby into legal focus BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO

Editor’s note: Welcome to a new occasional series for the Villager profiling local people and their outof-the-ordinary jobs. Have an idea for this series? Contact Fresh out of law school, Katy Bloomquist was just another young, overachieving lawyer logging 80 hours a week at a large corporate fi rm in Minneapolis when a senior partner recognized that she was headed for disaster. “Wayne Popham said, ‘You need to get a hobby or you’ll burn out,’” she recalled. He then asked her if she liked horses. “What young girl doesn’t like horses?” she reasoned. Popham introduced Bloomquist to the world of riding horses. Within six months, she owned a horse of her own. “Wayne said it was like putting a match to gasoline,” Bloomquist laughed. Today, her downtown Chaska practice, Bloomquist Law Firm, fo-

cuses on both equine and animal law into jumping. And not long after, she in addition to corporate, business was given a horse case from one of litigation, employment, family law the firm’s important clients. It would be the first of many equine cases and wills and estates. Bloomquist is recognized as a Bloomquist would tackle. “I have an underleader i n a ni ma l standing of the lanand equine law and guage of horses,” she serves as a frequent explained. “My job is speaker at the Nato educate the judge tional Equine Law and jury. That is what Conference in Kenis challenging.” tucky and the Equine Bloomquist estiLaw Conference in mated that about half California. She has of her current work t au g ht cl a s s e s on load stems from her equine law at Wilhor s e a nd a n i m a l l i a m M it chel l . I n base. She has litigated 2005, she was the first cases across the counspeaker on equine try including arguing law at the American before the Minnesota Bar Association. She Supreme Court. has also served as the “It’s a very diverse chair of the Animal Katy Bloomquiest practice area,” she Law Section of the said. Minnesota State Bar On the horse front, Bloomquist and chair of the fi rst ever Animal tackles a variety of issues from Law Conference. equine product liability to injuries. NICHE Her clients include stable owners, Bloomquist didn’t go to school for trainers, racehorse owners and vetequine law. Instead, she picked up erinarians. her undergrad at the University of Equ i ne l aw g r adu a l ly le d Minnesota in 1986 and her law de- Bloomquist to animal law where gree from the University of Oregon she’s covered cases involving deer, School of Law in 1989. llamas, dogs and even a tiger. It was that almost instant bonding “I represented a client who had with the world of horses that led her a tiger in their backyard and were down a career path she never saw wanting to keep it as a pet,” she coming. After being introduced to recalled. horses, Bloomquist immediately got For Bloomquist, there is rarely a

“I feel very fortunate,” she said. “It’s creative, intellectually challenging and sometimes, I meet some real characters.”


dull moment practicing animal and equine law. “I feel very fortunate,” she said. “It’s creative, intellectually challenging and sometimes, I meet some real characters.” Horses are not only responsible for Bloomquist carving out a niche for her law practice, but they have also provided the setting where she would meet her husband, David Holub. Bloomquist and Holub operate a horse farm in Cologne where they currently live with their children Paula and Jack. “I’m not very good at sitting still,” said Bloomquist. In addition to competing in various equestrian events, Bloomquist is also an active member of the community. “Service is a really big part of my life,” she said, noting that the Chaska Rotary is among her favorite service organizations. What advice would she give to law students hoping to be successful in their own careers? “Even though there are a lot of lawyers, if they find a way to stand out, they will find their way,” she said.

Independence Day – in reel life and real life Our family’s Fourth a rant about what of July celebration will a wake-up call this be pretty traditional. movie should be for Our son will come over everyone because the for a visit. In the mornevents it portrayed ing, we’ll stake out our could happen to us favorite spot for watchat anytime. i ng t he pa rade, a nd Since the movie later on we’ll enjoy the is about an invasion parade and the other of aliens from outer festivities taking place space, I thought this in town. At night, we’ll was a bit of a stretch. watch some of the many Still, there are some area fireworks displays. t hi ngs about t he FIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE Weather permitting, movie that hit pretty we’ll throw something close to home, and on the grill for dinner seem even more reland – rain or shine – the menu will evant now than when the movie fi rst include my famous homemade potato came out in 1996. And I fi nd them to salad, which everyone in my family be both inspiring and demoralizing loves and which comes from a recipe at the same time. straight out of the Betty Crocker The inspiring part is how people cookbook. who are very different from one anAt some point in the evening, other – in the case of the movie, it’s we’ll watch a DVD of the movie, Inde- people from countries all over the pendence Day. It’s one of our favorite world – can come together in the face movies, and it’s one we watch several of a common enemy, and act in unity times throughout the year – not just and cooperation to fight against forcon the Fourth of July. es that threaten everyone’s safety I still remember when that movie and freedom. The demoralizing part fi rst came out. Not so much because is that it usually takes an enemy of of the movie itself, but because of that magnitude and power – somethe reaction it inspired in someone one or something capable of and I knew. She wrote for a small, local intent on destroying us – to get us publication – I should mention that to join forces and engage in the kind this was long before we moved to of universal cooperation and supMinnesota, and “local” was nowhere port that’s needed to fi ght against near Chanhassen – and went on it. Sometimes it’s an act of nature




Taking in the annual Fourth of July Parade in Chanhassen is one of the traditions in the Liedtke Family. – an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tsunami or tornado – that causes people to rally to the cause and work together, either in preparation for it or in its aftermath. At other times it’s an act of aggression – terrorists from outside or within our own borders. And sometimes it’s totally internal – as in the political battles that cause or threaten government shutdowns over budgets and control of policies and programs. My hope this Independence Day – and everyday – is that we all will remember or relearn how much power there is in a unified effort of cooperation and support, and how dangerous and destructive it is to spend our energy and resources battling with ourselves and each other.

MORE ONLINE SHARE YOUR FOURTH OF JULY PHOTOS AT I hope we will use that wisdom in a way that honors and exemplifies the name of the United States of America. And I hope that everyone is able to take part this Independence Day in whatever traditions and celebrations they value the most. Chanhassen resident Betty Liedtke is a writer, professional speaker, and Certifi ed Dream Coach®. Visit her website at