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Cancer survivor aims to change the world, one step at a time 24-year-old Derek Hanisch is this year’s Relay for Life honorary chair for July 15-16 event BY JOHN MOLENE

Tall and muscular Derek Hanisch still looks like the offensive tackle he once was. Hanisch was 17, in the midst of his junior year, and training for Eden Prairie High School football when he noticed a severe pain in one of his legs. “My leg was just really killing me,” said Hanisch. “So we went into the doctor’s office and he thought torn cartilage. So they wanted to do an MRI to make sure and they did this MRI scan and the results came back saying I had a tumor in my knee.” A biopsy revea led t he t u mor

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Above — The Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club fundraiser involved dropping 150 golf balls from an Eden Prairie Fire Truck ladder during the Fourth of July celebration at Round Lake Park Monday. The balls were dropped on a Rotary banner at the softball fields. The balls closest to the center of the banner won prizes including a $1,000 travel voucher and a round of golf at Bearpath Golf Course.

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Wings of the North AirExpo lifts off July 16-17 BY MICHELLE STEVENS

The Wings of the North, a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to preserve and present aviation history, will be presenting the 11th AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport from SaturdaySunday, July 16-17. The AirExpo will feature appearances by aviation heroes, aircraft and opportunities to ride in a few of the planes. According to the Wings of the North website, with each year AirExpo attendance has at least doubled. The aircraft scheduled to appear at the 2011 AirExpo are the P-51C Mustang, which was made famous by the Tuskegee Airmen and has rides available; the Flying Fortress B-17 “Yankee Lady”; the B-25 “Miss Mitchell,” which has cockpit tours available; the A-10 “Warthog”; the Hawker Sea Fury “Sawbones”; Clay



was cancerous. That news turned Hanisch’s world upside down. But seven years later, Hanisch has beaten the cancer and is the honorary chair

Interchange work grinds to halt as shutdown continues BY LEAH SHAFFER


An estimated 6,000 fans attended the annual air show last year. Adam’s 1929 Travel Air 400, which has rides available; the TBM 3-E Avenger; the Navy SNJ; the L-29 Delphin; the T-6 Texan; the Stearman; the BT-13; the Stinson; the Champ; the Harvard and the BT-15 Project. The Commerative Air Force will be

offering flights on the P-51 C Mustang for $1,500 per person for a 30-minute ride. The Yankee Air Force will be offering rides on the B-17 Flying Fortress for $425 a person. The fl ights

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The cars keep coming, but the workers are stuck waiting. Among the many impacts from the Minnesota government shutdown, state construction projects including the Highway 169/Interstate 494 interchange reconstruction have been halted. The deadline (end of 2012) to finish the $125 million project could be threatened if the shutdown drags on. As of Wednesday (the newspaper’s print deadline), Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders had resumed budget talks after taking a four-day break. The shutdown went into effect July 1 after budget talks broke down last week. Since then,



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the ripple effect of the shutdown has been felt through a variety of areas – state parks have been closed, services vastly reduced and workers have been laid off (1,300 in Hennepin County alone). In Eden Prairie, one of the most glaring impacts can be found at the jam-packed 169/494 interchange. The project started shutting down last Monday, according to Mark Olsen, the vice-president of design build at Edward Kraemer and Sons, one of the contractors for the project. As of Tuesday, “we have not moved the equipment off site,” he added. “We’re demobilizing some now but others will remain on site,” he said.

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Father Louis Hennepin tells his story in “Dripping in Spit: the Resurrection of Father Louis Hennepin.” Louis Hennepin allegedly explored the Upper Mississippi and Hennepin County is named after him. The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Rarig Center Proscenium in Minneapolis as part of the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Berry special bedtime stories Dunn Bros. Coffee and the teachers at Kinderberry Hill are teaming up for a series of bedtime stories, celebrating the works of Laura Numeroff. The story hours are free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 14 (“If You Give a Pig a Pancake”) and Aug. 18 (“If You Give a Moose a Muffi n”) at Dunn Bros. Coffee in the Smith Douglas More House, 8107 Eden Prairie Road. This is the third year of these popular, family events. The story hours will be held on the patio if the weather permits. Each family in attendance will receive a complimentary Laura Numeroff book, and children wearing PJ’s will receive a kid-sized berry smoothie from Dunn Bros. For more information, call Dunn Bros. at (952) 934-1045 or Kinderberry Hill at (952) 345-8012.

Garage sale to cover cancer treatment Heather Hubert will host a garage sale from July 22-24 for Tony Reinholz, who was diagnosed with anal cancer last May. Reinholz has completed chemo and radiation but is now faced with medical bills. Hubert is hosting the sale to raise money to help him pay his bills. “Donations to the sale would be greatly appreciated since I do not have many things of my own to sell,” she said in a news release. Anyone who wishes to donate can drop off items at 14284 Golf View Drive, Eden Prairie, Friday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 20. All proceeds from the sale will go towards Tony and his road to recovery.

Basilica Block Party Eden Prairie brothers Nick and Ian Schaser, members of the band The Arms Akimbo, will perform at this year’s Basilica Block Party to help fund the St. Vincent de Paul outreach program and the renovation of the Basilica. The 2011 Cities 97 Basilica Block Party brings rock-and-roll downtown for the 17th year this July with a vast music line-up accompanied by food and beverages. The Block Party will take place from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 8-9 on The Basilica of Saint Mary campus, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Singlenight tickets for the Block Party are $40 and two-night passes are $70 through June 26. For more information, visit

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Lighting is another low-cost way to renovate a bathroom. If your bathroom sports a utilitarian overhead fi xture, or a dressing-room-style light bar above the mirror, you can create a whole new look for the room by replacing those lights with one—or more—contemporary styles. Because our bathrooms serve several functions, bathroom lighting should be flexible too. Design pros often place more than one light source in bathrooms, even if the room is relatively small.

Adding a couple of wall sconces in addition to a main light source costs little but allows you to lower lighting in the bathroom when you’re in the mood for relaxation. And a strong, overhead light source provides practical illumination for putting on make-up or shaving for example. It’s easy to find cost-effective lighting options at your local home improvement store.

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Choosing coordinating bath accessories such as a cup and toothbrush holder.

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The summer days are not so lazy for the kids in the Gateway Academy STEM Summer Day Camp at Eden Prairie High school, where the program includes building gliders, catapults, rockets and robots. Needless to say, the first year of the program has gotten a huge response. Kathy Palmer, the career and technical director at EPHS, said they had to turn away 15 kids for the camp, which gives students a taste of STEM, a way of teaching that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum into the classroom. The camp is offered to incoming sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade-students. Eden Prairie schools will be trying out STEM in the elementary grades at the start of the school year. Two fi fth-grade classrooms at each elementary school this fall will implement STEM and the program will be expanded to the rest of grade five, fourth and sixth-graders the next year; eventually the district plans to introduce STEM in grades K-3. At EPHS, STEM concepts

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Appalled by Sen. Hann’s letter to archbishop BY ELLEN HOERLE

I am appalled at the arrogance of our state Sen. David Hann, who wrote a scathing letter to the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt in response to a letter Nienstedt wrote to Gov. [Mark] Dayton stating his hope that the state budget can be balanced in a way that does not create more distress for those in poverty. Hann sets the tone early in his response to a letter that was not addressed to him, with this statement: “I was extremely disappointed to learn you endorse the socialist fiction that it is a moral necessity to take the property of the ‘wealthy’ under the assumption that those resources are better used by politicians and bureaucrats than by the individuals who earn them.” Toward the end, he makes this statement: “Telling people they have a moral claim on someone else’s property is wrong.” What’s wrong is the tone and content of Hann’s letter on so many levels. Let me count the ways: 1. Hann uses quotation marks around words “wealthy,” “moral,” “fair” and “greedy rich,” which implies that the reader’s defi nition is vastly different than the writer’s defi nition of these words. The use of unnecessary quotation marks lends a snarky and unprofessional tone to the letter. 2. There is only one reference to increasing revenue in Nienstedt’s letter and it occurs in this statement: “Spending reductions, program delivery reform and increased revenue should all be on the table [to balance the budget].” Hann is so blinded by his ideology that he automatically created in his mind a connection between the words “increased revenue” and “tax the rich,” failing to consider that Nienstedt might support any number of other possibilities to increase revenue that are available to lawmakers, including the more regressive property and sales taxes. 3. With his letter, Hann makes an unprovoked attack on Nienstedt


for simply doing his job. With his letter, Nienstedt is voicing not only the teachings and philosophy of the Catholic Church, but also the concerns of Catholic Charities, stating, “Our work is a shared responsibility with government as we seek to protect the common good of all members of our society, especially families who struggle to live with dignity under the stress of these difficult times.” Hann, with his letter, seems to believe that his work is to defend only the right of high-income makers to keep what they “earn,” even though he was elected with, theoretically at least, a professional obligation to represent all of us. 4. Hann writes, “Certainly we need to be charitable to the neediest among us. Are government programs charitable? Is a pathway to human dignity found in creating dependence on government and suggesting to people that their lives would be better but for the ‘greedy rich’ not being willing to pay their fair share?” This statement implies that Hann is more concerned about the poor maintaining their dignity than he is about making sure they have food and shelter and thus ignores the possibility that those who seek government assistance have reached a level of desperation where mere survival has become more important. This mindset requires one to assume that those who seek government assistance or any charity handouts do not seek it as a last resort, but as a fi rst resort; that they are not desperate to fi nd sustenance, but are more willing to live on meager handouts in order to take advantage of the rest of us rather than find a job where they might have a chance to make more money; that they have simply made bad choices that the rest of us shouldn’t have to pay for; that if all the government programs went away, these people would get jobs and earn a living instead of taking the easy way out and asking others for help.


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Raising taxes is not the answer A letter to the editor recently made false claim that taxes are at the lowest rate since the 1950’s. Total government spending (federal, state and local) in 1950 was about $ 99 billion. This year we are spending $6.163 trillion. That’s lower? If government had grown at the rate of inf lation over the last 60 years, we would have only spent $887 billion this year (86 percent less). To put it another way, government spending over the past 60 years has grown six times the rate of inflation. Does that still sound lower? That letter proves, once again, that conser vatives understand compassion a lot better than liberals understand economics. Despite the fact our economy, under Obama, has fallen off a cliff, Democrats continue to demand more tax revenue. When someone is out of work, they don’t pay taxes. If you really want to increase tax receipts, get people to start paying more taxes by employing them! Create jobs by creating a business-friendly climate. Something the tax-and-spend crowd clearly refuses to do. Our federal government cannot continue to spend on pace like they have for the past several years. Federal taxes would have to go up 40 percent to pay for all of Mr. Obama’s spending. Perhaps you’ve read some of the recent news articles about how a modest rise in gas prices has been squeezing family budgets and has adversely affected consumer spending? Just try adding a 40 percent tax increase to everyone’s household budgets and see what that does to our economy. The American people don’t support higher taxes. According to a recent CBS poll, 77 percent say cut spending. Only 9 percent say raise taxes. A recent KSTP/Survey USA poll in Minnesota had similar results: Only 8 percent wanted higher taxes. So why won’t our politicians listen? And why do Democrats write local newspapers spreading fairy tales that taxes today are lower than in 1950? It’s simply not true. Facts are funny things. Minnesotans, our elected leaders need to start thinking long term. If we want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities for success in Minnesota than previous generations, we cannot rely on the policies of the past. Raising taxes is not the answer. Please urge your elected leaders to hold the line on spending and reform the way we

Editor’s note: Berreth is chair of the Senate District 42B Republican Party.

GOP budget is true compromise The DFL continues their steady assault of letters calling for higher taxes, more spending and bigger government as the solution to our current budget crisis. For example, a letter from Rep. Debra Hilstrom (the deputy minority leader) from Brooklyn Center says our priority ought to be to “grow our state and move Minnesota forward.” By “grow our state,” she means grow government. Rep. Paul Thissen (the DFL minority leader) from Minneapolis suggests Republicans need to agree to raise taxes and grow government. So now we know what the DF L leaders from Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis think about the budget battle. But what do the people of Minnesota think? According to a just-released KSTP/Survey USA poll, Minnesotans don’t agree with these Democrats. In fact, it isn’t even close. Sixty percent want the budget cut. Another 27 percent think we should leave the budget about the same. Only 8 percent think we should raise taxes and grow government. So, in other words, 87 percent of Minnesotans think taxes should either be cut or stay about the same. Only 8 percent agree with the DFL and Mark Dayton that state government is too small. A recent legislative survey by Sen. David Hann, Rep. Jenifer Loon and Rep. Kirk Stensrud backs up those results. Eighty percent of respondents urged our legislators to cut spending and government programs while 83 percent agreed that future state spending should be limited to actual revenue to prevent future deficits. So our neighbors here in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka agree with the majority of the state, by even larger margins, that Mark Dayton and the DFL are wrong and our representatives and the GOP are right. Yet you hear the left claiming our reps are “out of touch” and should “compromise” with the extreme minority of liberals who want more of our money no matter how much it hurts our families. Thank God our reps haven’t fallen for that trick and neither should our friends and neighbors. The legislature gave Dayton a balanced, responsible budget. They sent it to him six weeks early and made it publicly available for everyone to see. The GOP budget is the true compromise. It grows spending but does not raise taxes. The GOP budget actually increases spending on health and human services and gives the governor 100 percent of the funds he requested for education. It is now up

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to Dayton to just sign it. Remember, only the governor can shut down government. Only Dayton can throw thousands of state employees out of work. It’s time for Dayton and the DFL minority to listen to the majority. The voice of the people is clear. Cut spending. Cut taxes. Shrink government. The Legislature did its job and passed a balanced budget without raising taxes. It’s now time for Dayton to do his job and sign it. That’s true compromise.

John E. Iverson Eden Prairie Editor’s note: Iverson is a vice chair of the Senate District 42 Republican Party.


No need for parking lot As a long-term resident of Eden Prairie, I have a special interest in the proposal to insert a paved parking lot in the Birch Island woods. Having reviewed the plan, I fi nd it questionable for several important reasons. First, I have not been able to identify any source that has established a need for this additional parking space. It appears that current parking space is sufficient, if one takes into account the adjoining parking at Eden Wood Center and road parking on Indian Chief and Birch Island roads. Until the need for more parking is clearly documented, there is no reason to move forward with this project. Second, the area in question is a carefully preserved wooded area bought by Eden Prairie taxpayers; a small, precious oasis of woods and wetland scenery and quiet. The woods is easily reached by a city and regional bike trails. Inserting a paved parking lot into such a scene would clearly violate the intent and spirit of this wooded preserve. Finally, since there is no demonstrated need, the funding proposed for this parking project could clearly be better spent on other needs in Eden Prairie. I urge the City Council to rethink this matter. More information on the Birch Island woods parking lot project is at:

Doug Lind Eden Prairie

Questions park project Eden Prairie resident Jeff Strate has been keeping me updated on the Birch Island Woods since the days of its arduous creation and subsequent outside development threats. Most recently, he informed me about the controversial proposal to put a parking lot inside this otherwise peaceful park. Jeff and I share land use issues

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in the SW and NE suburbs. I currently serve on Lake Elmo’s Parks Commission and was a council member for 16 years. We’ve both toured our respective open spaces and trails with consideration for habitat preservation as well as public access and the long term benefit to our residents. Your Birch Island Woods is a treasure and I share the concern’s of Jeff and others addressed in local newspapers and before the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District - which is apparently prepared to enable the parking lot construction with a $25,000 grant. The use of water quality improvement funds to facilitate a parking lot in a conservation area is a new concept to me and an expansion of the taxing authority of watershed districts that I hope is not shared with my district. Eden Prairie is widely regarded as one of the Metro Area’s best planned cities, but I agree with Jeff that while parking lots are necessary in large recreational parks, they are rarely needed in small conservation spaces such as the Birch Island Woods. This preserve, and others like it, should remain the green places that are the lungs of a healthy city. Anything that detracts from this showcase of habitat restoration projects Jeff has sheparded for a decade, should be reconsidered. During our concurrent service on the Minnesota Land Trust Board of Directors, Jeff helped three Eden Prairie residents and an entire neighborhood protect the future of their properties with conservation easements. Of the two protected properties that are on Nine Mile Creek, Barbara Kaerwar’s has been donated to Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. It is odd that this agency is now promoting a project in another part of Eden Prairie that is

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Hann’s worldview requires sweeping judgments of both the wealthy and the poor, judgments that are corrupting to our society and political discourse and Hann’s sense of loyalty. In his position of leadership, he is

proposal are not enacted. Baby boomers are reaching retirement in great numbers and our population of seniors aged 65 and older will increase more between 2010 and 2020 than in the past 40 years. For the first time, Minnesota will have more citizens aged 65 and older than kids under the age of 18 in school. According to the state’s demographer, the growth in our workforce has slowed and the annual rate of revenue growth is predicted to be 4.1 percent annually. This relatively modest growth in revenue pared with the explosive growth in entitlement spending is a recipe for state budget chaos. Higher taxes this year would temporarily solve the problem, but it is by no means a long-term fix for what’s to come in the next budget, and the ones after that. Reforms that control spending are the only long term, responsible fix for the budget rollercoaster ride the state has been on with big deficits becoming the norm. It’s time to get all Minnesotans back to work. That begins with immediate passage of a temporary “lights on” budget measure to end this unnecessary shutdown that only serves to punish the hardworking families of our dtate during this impasse. Only the governor has the authority to call the legislature into session to do this, and I hope he will. Then lawmakers need to roll up our sleeves and hammer out a budget solution that sets the state on a smart, realistic fiscal path for this and future biennium. No gimmicks, no quick fixes, but an honest, realistic budget that puts us on stable financial footing now and for years to come. The facts all show that the days of double-digit increases in state spending are over—the numbers just don’t work. But by working together, we can develop a new vision that keeps the state moving forward for the good of all of Minnesotans. Jenifer Loon is a Republican State Representative for House District 42B.

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federal, state and local taxes (as measured in days of income and percent of income) were roughly 30 days and 10 percent respectively. The 1930’s brought the New Deal and the fi rst big wave of government spending. The tax burden increased to 60 days and 20 percent. Apparently the cost of a civilized society had doubled. The cost of government continued to increase. The Kennedy tax cut of 1961 took us back to 99 days and 27 percent. But after Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the numbers increased to 112 days and 31 percent. Apparently the cost of a civilized society had increased by another 50 percent. Despite the liberal dogma that Reagan and Bush were cruel and heartless, they brought taxes down to only about 108 days and 30 percent. Boy, that Kennedy guy sure was cruel -- a tool of the rich guy -- to only tax at 99 days and 27 percent! Just prior to the 2008 economic collapse, driven mostly by bracket creep, higher social security taxes and higher property taxes, the numbers reached 120 days and 33 percent. The truth is that the tax burden has been steadily increasing for 90 years with occasional spurts during every new episode of government spending. We have a spending problem, not a tax problem. These claims that we are paying record low taxes are just another DFL fraud - a thinly veiled attempt to fool people into supporting another round of increases in the tax burden. Don’t fall for it. Tell Governor [Mark] Dayton Minnesota families need jobs and opportunity, not another tax increase.

Steve DeLapp Lake Elmo


Why Afghanistan? I have written Erik Paulsen, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken to please explain to me why you continue to vote to support our staying in Afghanistan supporting a dictator handpicked by Bush and Cheney. The excuse to keep terrorist out is BS. There are hundreds of Muslim countries that have and are being used to train terrorist including countries that are supposed to be our allies. 2014 is after a Presidential election and if we elect a Neocon I will bet that we will not be out of there in 2014. 2014 means we will sacrifice unknown numbers of American troops and borrow another $300-plus billions. Why is my question to them. I have also asked them to explain why we are bombing Libya. We started out as a humanitarian effort and now has become a national security effort. I have asked all three to explain to me how Libya is a national security issue for the US. When our country is borrowing money to finance these efforts I think it is time to prioritize the American People.


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Last Thursday, at midnight, the Minnesota state government officially went into a shutdown. A budget for FY 2012-2013, which began on July 1, 2011, had not been signed into law. Without question, this is a very frustrating situation for all Minnesotans, especially government employees and private sector workers who perform work for the state that have had their jobs suspended. As a member of the new majority in the Minnesota House, this session we put together a state budget that allowed state general fund spending to increase by 6 percent over the next two years. This is the amount tax revenues are projected to increase under current law. Our $34 billion budget—the largest in state history—stood in contrast to projected spending without any change to current state policies, of nearly $39 billion. Thus, the $5 billion deficit, and the disparate solutions that have been at the crux of the fight between the legislature and the governor. Most conversation on this topic conducted in the media has focused upon the governor’s inclusion of income tax increases for at least half of the solution, versus the legislature’s so-called “all cuts” approach. I’d like to broaden the discussion to let Eden Prairie residents know what is shaping my perspective on this important debate. First, the notion that the legislature’s budget is “all cuts” does not accurately reflect our approach to balancing the budget. While it is true that we don’t include tax or fee increases in our proposal, we prioritized and reformed the delivery of vital government services while also providing increased spending in real terms in two areas of the budget—K-12 education and health and human services. Education received an increase of about 3.4 percent over the previous biennium (even after adding in one-time federal stimulus dollars our schools received). Health and human services spending increased by over $500 million—about 7 percent. Second, and more importantly, the argument over

whether or not we raise taxes to get the books to balance this biennium pales in significance to whether or Jenifer not we enact Loon real reform that stops the unsustainable growth in our government programs. This is especially true in the area of health and human services which, unchanged, called for a 43.9 percent increase in spending over the next two years. For those who think these kind of increases are essential to Minnesota’s quality of life, and any reductions would make us the new “Mississippi,” allow me to give you some figures to put our current spending in perspective. In the 1986-1987 biennium, Minnesota’s general fund budget was $10 billion. As I noted earlier, projections for 2012-13 is $39 billion. If spending had grown during that same time period according to our population growth and inflation, we would be debating the merits of a $25 billion budget this biennium— not $39 or even $34 billion. The reason for this difference is that Minnesota raises a lot of tax dollars from its citizens and spends a lot of money, per capita—more than most other states. Minnesota spends $5,795 per capita on health care. The U.S. average is $5,283, and, for the record Mississippi is $5,059. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as a state, we are the sixth highest in the nation in welfare spending per capita. Minnesota spends a larger share of our general fund budget on public welfare, 37.5 percent than any other state in the nation. On the tax side of the equation, Minnesota is fifth highest in state personal income taxes collected per capita. Our top tax rate of 7.85 percent for high wage earners is the ninth highest in the nation. Looking beyond the embattled FY 2012-13 budget, Minnesota will be facing the same crisis in two years, and beyond, if the significant reforms included in our budget



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Editor’s note: Schultz is a vice chair of the Senate District 42 Republican Party.

giving permission to the most extreme among us to make harsh judgments of others’ lives, to foment an atmosphere of distrust and resentment of others within the community. I fi nd this disheartening and scary. My only hope is that there are others who feel as I do, who are more interested in getting to know their neighbors

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It seems that in today’s world, to be successful in adulthood a child must have an impressive resume by the time he or she fi nishes high school. In reality, the stakes are high for young adults to differentiate themselves amongst their peers, as competition for placement into the best colleges and universities is challenging. In an effort to prepare children for success in adulthood, many parents begin this process at an early age. There is a great value in this; a wellrounded education, involvement in sports and music, and volunteerism develop positive qualities and skills that benefit children in many ways. A sense of community is established among sports teams, Girl and Boy Scouts, and in spiritual fellowship. Leadership and problem-solving skills are enhanced through involvement in social groups. Accomplishments bui ld self- esteem and a sense of personal strengths. However, there is a delicate balance between a child who is involved in sports and activities outside of school and a child who is experiencing stress due to high expectations and a lack of needed free play time, especially outdoors. Chi ld ren who are overstressed may not communicate this verbally. They may have sleep difficulties, act out angrily, experience mood swings, changes in appetite and/or bedwetting accidents. Some children may complain of stomachaches or headaches or pick up “nervous tics” such as hair twirling or picking at their skin. Other children may distance themselves from family or friends, isolating themselves from those who care most about them. It may be helpful to talk to your child directly about what is causing these feelings or behaviors; spending more quality time together and improving the balance between scheduled activities and free time outside can have a significant impact. Decreasing sugary foods and sodas, increas-

ing servings of fruits and veget ables, and working o n i mp r ovi n g qu a l it y of sleep may a l l have a positive impact on your child’s stress Elizabeth as well. Re Vu laxation techniques, yoga and meditation can help reduce stress, improve concentration and promote healthy sleep. There is also compelling evidence that connection with the natural world has emotional and developmental benefits, and that our culture’s increasing disconnection with nature leaves an important developmental need unmet. Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods” and “The Nature Principle” has coined the term “nature deficit disorder,” not as a mental health diagnosis but to describe the growing dissociation between children and the natural world around them. The evidence of this can be seen in growing rates of obesity, mood disorders and attention disorders. Re-connecting with nature isn’t simply a pleasant or nice thing to do; as Richard Louv states: “The future will belong to those who are nature-smart – those individuals, families, businesses and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” Increasing time spent in nature does not require ending all after-school activities and tossing the television out the window. Introducing your child to the natural world i n ou r backya rds, nea rby parks and nature centers, can be done through simple and enjoyable activities that benefit both child and adult. For example, watch clouds form and learn differences between cloud types; set up a tent in the backyard and camp outside; make a leaf collection; or plant a vegetable garden to-

gether. Taking hikes as a family (shorter ones with more breaks for the younger ones) can reduce stress, encourage family togetherness, inspire curious minds, and instill a sense of peace. Minnesota has a wealth of state parks to explore, several within a short drive from the Cities. For more ideas, check out resource-guide/. For some children, summer is a three month complete break from expectations and scheduled activities. However, it will benefit the child and family to strive for a balanced level of activity throughout the year, so that children learn that enjoying the outdoors isn’t reserved for summer break only. The National Wildlife Federation suggests families implement a “green hour” to encourage activity every day outside, be it in the backyard, neighborhood park, or any place that provides a safe, green place for children to play freely (www.greenhour. org). Increasing your child’s time, as well as your own, in nature can be done in simple, small steps on a daily basis, and has the potential to help your child develop a strong connection with their natural environment, improve their mental health, and become active participants in the world around them. Not e : T he i n for m at ion provided should not be used during a mental health emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of a mental health condition. A licensed mental health professional should be consulted for a diagnosis and treatment. Call 911 for mental health emergencies. Elizabeth Vu, LICSW, is a therapist in Washburn Center for Children’s School-Based program which serve s the Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Bloomington school districts. As Washburn Center for Children plans to build a new, state of the art children’s mental health facility, the agency has been consulting with Richard Louv to design a facility that creates a healing environment with direct access to natural environments.

in mechanical engineering; Sarah Jean Zimmerman, who received a doctor of pharmacy degree; Jodi Leah Zoerb, who graduated with honors, receiving a degree in environmental design. Alexander Dalsin, son of Jeff and Beth Dalsin of Eden Prairie, received the North

Dakota State University Development Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $500. Dalsin plans to major in pharmacy.

ON CAMPUS NDSU The following Eden Prairie students graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., in spring 2011: Jenna Christine Hartkopf, who graduated with honors. Hartkopf received a degree in mathematics; Tyler Philip Henry, who received a degree

Hear David Warlick speak at the “Ignite” summer conference at the Eden Prairie High School performing arts center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, August 15. Warlick is the author of four books on instructional technology and 21st Century literacy and has spoken to audiences throughout the world. The conference theme this year is “Transforming Teaching and Learning to Create a Community of Life-Long Learners.” All community members are welcome.

ISM puppet shows planned The International School of Minnesota wil l be hosti n g We d n e s d a y m o r n i n g “Fairytales from Around the World” puppet shows featuring Playmaker Puppets, whose mission is to bring cultural understanding and awareness through puppetry and storytelling. These shows will be from 10-10:30 a.m. July 13 and Aug. 3 at The International School of Minnesota, 6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie. The shows are free and will tell stories from China, India and Denmark that appeal to younger elementary school-aged children.

Advisory group seeks members T he E den P r a i r ie C ommunity Educational Services Advisor y Counci l has several openings for the 2011-2012 school year. The advisory council is an active, task-oriented group that makes recommendations about policies, programs and budget for Community Educational Services in the Eden Prairie Schools. Together, this group determines what resources could be utilized to meet the needs and interests of community members without duplicating the efforts of others. The advisory council is composed of a cross-section of the community representing students, parents, businesses, human service agencies, singles, non-parents, churches, senior citizens and others interested in community education. Meetings will be held from 7-9 p.m. on five Wednesdays: Sept. 28, Nov. 30, Jan. 25, March 28, May 30. Members are also invited to serve on a subcommittee. The council is looking for new members to represent high school students, parentteacher organizations (PTO’s) at several schools, business, human service, parochial schools and the community at-large.

For more information, call Terri Johnson (interim director) at (952) 975-6948 or Patrice Erickson (chairperson) at (952) 906-0261.

Chinese exchange program According to a news release, “EPHS is excited to welcome 35 high school students and teachers from China this summer as part of our ongoing cultural exchange with our sister city Loudi, in Hunan Province. We need host families! Are you interested in hosting one or two students in your home while they visit our community? By opening your home, you expose your family to a different way of life, create lifetime friendships with people from another culture and pick up some Chinese words and phrases. The prog ram dates are Ju ly 2 8 through Aug. 8.” Students in the program are 14 to 17 years old. Students have been practicing English and studying about America to prepare for their visit. Families can host one or two students. Students will need transportation to and from EPHS Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student seminars and fieldtrips will originate from EPHS. Lunch will be provided during the school day. “When the students are at ‘home’ with you, they will want to fi nd out as much as possible from you about American education and families in America. They want to study thoughtprovoking topics that make for interesting discussions for the whole family. The students do not expect luxury or special treatment while they are here. Rather, they want to be a part of the family, complete with chores and all. If you would be willing to host one or two students from Loudi or would like more information, contact EPHS teacher Mark Kingsbury at”

Summer camps for preschoolers Eden P rai rie Com mu nity Education offers summer camps for 2.5- to 5-year-olds. All camps are held at the Education Center, 8040 Mitchell Road. Camps just for 2.5-yearolds – This is a perfect way to give your child a safe, meaningful and fun summer experience. Camps are four half days each week and are designed to entertain, engage and support learning. Each camp has a theme, and all activities are age appropriate and support the theme. Themes include: Summer Science Detectives, Summer Sillies, Wacky Weather and Creature Feature. This is

perfect for little ones who need that gentle process of learning separation. All staff are experienced in early childhood education. New Friday options for 3- to 5-year-olds – Fabulous Fridays is a one-day option for 1.5 hours for kids to get those summer sillies out and is only $18 per class. Examples of camps are: Cookin’ Up Fun, Goin’ Buggy and It’s Puppet Time. Come, Play a nd Lear n With Us – Four-day morning camps for 3 - to 5 -year- olds are safe, well-staffed and are designed around themes to interest young children in the areas of science, cooking, transportation, the arts and literature. You can register online at Limited fee assistance is available. For more information, call (952) 975-6940.

EP night with the Twins The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools is sponsoring an Eden Prairie Night with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday, July 15, at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for the game are $35 each and can be purchased online at foundationforepschools. org or by sending a check to FEPS at 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Tickets purchased will be available two weeks before the game at the FEPS office at the above address. FEPS said the game is expected to be a sellout, so the group encourages ordering tickets soon. If you have any questions about Eden Prairie Night, visit

EPHS 1991 class reunion Accordi ng to a news re le a s e , “ T h e E d e n P r a i r ie High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20-year reunion for this summer. The main reunion event will be on Saturday, July 30, at Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., in downtown Minneapolis. More information about the reunion, including registration details, is avai lable at Registration will be required to attend the event. Members of the Class of 1991 are encouraged to contact reunion organizers for more details or to get involved in organizing events by sending an email to, visiting or fi nding the Facebook g roup cal led ‘Eden Prairie High School – Class of 1991.’”

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George Waletzko, of Bloomington, lived his 84 years with a twinkle in his eye and a tune on his lips. On June 30, 2011, he died and went to heaven. George was always ready with a grin, a joke and a story. He was a hardworking man of outstanding character – clearly devoted to God and to his family. He loved to dance and play cards, listen to polka and play the concertina. George was born Nov. 1, 1926 to Charles and Mary (Wilczek) Waletzko in Holdingford, MN, and he graduated from Upsala High School. He married Elsie Lucille (Schwientek) Waletzko May 20, 1947, and they raised six children in St. Cloud, MN, Ken (Barb) Waletzko, Don (Biddy) Waletzko, Kathy (Mike) McCann, Chuck (Denise) Waletzko, Nancy (Chuck) Nistler and Lori (Dave) Fritzlar. George started his own business, Waletzko Woodworking and Construction Contractors, and he loved his job building homes and making cabinetry. He also served in the Army and was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. After retirement, George spent winters in Ft. Myers, FL Elsie died July 20, 1989. George married Dorothy Gerlach McCann Waletzko June 15, 1990 and gained four stepchildren, Pat (Patti) McCann, Mike (Kathy) McCann, Mary (Bill) Boom, and Colleen (Fred) Ziebol. The couple were active members of Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie and Resurrection Parish in Ft. Myers. Dorothy died Sept. 1, 2009. George is so special to so many. He will be missed beyond words by his children; 27 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; brothers and sister. In heaven, he is reunited with his parents, his first wife, Elsie, his second wife, Dorothy and his brothers. Visitation and Funeral Mass were held Wednesday, July 6 at Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie. Burial followed at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation are preferred.

Betty Ingram, 87, of Eden Prairie, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at The Colony of Eden Prairie. Survived by son, Richard (Carol); daughter, Joanne (Jim) Lee; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to The Colony and Hospice of the Twin Cities for their loving care. Visitation at 10 a.m., Friday, July 8 with memorial service at at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie.

Willis (Bill) Loose, 80, of Chaska, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral service was held July 6, at East Union Lutheran Church in Carver. The Rev. Tom Stutelberg was the officiant. Casket Bearers were Tim Gohla, Charlie Kohler, Galen Lutteke, Kyle and Kendra Lutteke and Phillip and Mitchell Kohler. Internment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chaska. Willis (Bill) was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Morgan, MN to Otto and Lena (Kilgas) Loose. He was one of five children. Bill was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Morgan. He graduated from Morgan High School in 1948. He was a graduate and received his Masters degree from Mankato State University. He was a charter member of Crown of Glory Lutheran Church in Chaska. His interests included woodworking and his specialty was making German Christmas ornaments. He was an avid volunteer of Funky Minds, a non-profit organization in Carver. He enjoyed traveling, reading, sports, crossword puzzles and his grandchildren. In 1968 he and Don Pickering opened the Chaska Dairy Queen and ran it until 1971. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lena Loose; brothers, Wally Loose, Darwin Loose and Vernon Loose. He is survived by wife, Marlene; daughters, Connie Gohla and husband, Tim of Jordan, Amy Kohler and husband, Charlie, and their children, Phillip and Mitchell of Burnsville, Cathy Lutteke and husband Galen and their children Kyle and Kendra of Burnsville; sister, Carole Young of Springfield, MN; sister-in-law, Edna Loose of California; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska handled the arrangements. 952-448-2137.

James E., Waldack James E., Waldack, 77, of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2011. Memorial service was 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at Huber Funeral Home, Eden Prairie, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970

Warren S. Carlson Warren Carlson, 87, of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2011. Visitation was at Washburn- McReavy Hopkins Chapel Wednesday June 28, 5-7 p.m. Celebration of life was at the Church of St. Patrick. Valley View at Gleason Road, Edina, Thursday June 30, 11 a.m. preceded by a review at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Washburn-McReavy Strobeck Johnson Chapel, 1400 Mainstreet, Hopkins 952-938-9020

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UW-Stout The following Eden Prairie students received the Chancellor’s Award for the spring 2011 semester from UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wis.: Jessica Arp, who is pursuing a degree in human development and family studies; Alexa Bitzer, who is pursuing a degree in art education; Veronica McCracken, who is pursuing a degree in art; Victoria Niemira, who is pursuing a degree in health career cluster; John Teng, who is pursuing a degree in psychology.

Drake University The following Eden Prairie students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa: Dominic Johnson, Eric Hanson, Yevgeny Bulochnik, Everett Garton, Gregory Lorence, Laura Vollmer and Morgan Woodrow.

Nebraska-Lincoln Abigail Buxton of Eden Prairie was named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. Buxton is pursuing a degree in marketing.

California Lutheran Nicole Sparkman of Eden Prairie was named to the dean’s honor list for the fall 2010 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Sparkman is pursuing a degree in business administration.

Montana State University

Elizabeth Abraham of Eden Prairie received highest honors from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point during the spring 2011 semester. Elizabeth Abraham graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in spring 2011. Abraham received a degree in dietetics.

Southeast Technical Terry Benson of Eden Prairie was named to the president’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Minnesota State College-SE Technical Red Wing. Terry Benson of Eden Prairie graduated from Minnesota State College-SE Technical Red Wing in spring 2011. Benson received certificates in geriatric health and wellness promotion and holistic hospice and palliative care.

Gettysburg College Katharine Garvey-Hall of Eden Prairie was placed on the dean’s honor list for the spring 2011 semester at Gettysburg College. Garvey-Hall graduated magna cum laude from Gettysburg College in spring 2011. She received a sociology degree.

Creighton University The following Eden Prairie students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.: Anna Blackford, an arts and sciences student; Brooke Jensen, an arts and sciences student; Nicole Lindseth, a pharmacy and health professions student; Roy Norris, an arts and sciences student; Nathaniel Rosol, an arts and sciences student and Grant Steiner, a business administration student.

The following Eden Prairie students graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mt., in spring 2011: Nicholas Parsons, who graduated with honors, Thomas Perszyk and Riley Thuleen, who graduated with highest honors.

The following Eden Prairie students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa: Matthew Beniak, Ryan Kitchen and Taylor Van Clay.

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The following Eden Prairie students were named to the Iowa State University dean’s list. Iowa State University is in Ames, Iowa. Lindsay Altmann, Nathan Andrican, Kristina Baker, Melissa Berryman, Jennifer Blasy, Hannah Boettger, Lauren Brand, Allison Bremer, Alexa Choles, Peter Dubenco, Michael Gledhill, Alyssa Hansen, Zachary Kasdan, Amanda Kavlie, Jacob Kofoot, Kristen Lipschultz, Megan Oemichen, Prasad Raman, Emily Rickenbach, Kayla Schneider, Taylor Simpson, Andrew Sorensen, Ellen Veire and Laura Waller.

Zach Hanson of Eden Prairie was placed on the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at The University of Iowa-College of Engineering in Iowa City, Iowa.

Evergreen State College Casey Mars, daughter of Jan and Bob Mars of Eden Prairie, graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., in spring 2011. Mars received a degree in health. She will be joining W.P. and R.S. Mars Co., becoming the fi fth generation of family involved in the business.

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University-Mankato: Quinn Anderson, Joseph Cegla, Chelsea Filipovich, Grant Johnson, Scott Lindner, Chelsea Martin, Zoe Martin, Ryan Monk, Alexander Noble, Ivy Stevens, Melissa Stewart, Bryanna Sudman, Casandra Warman, Laura Weber, Kirsten Wiliams and Scott Williamson.

College in Moorhead, Minn.: Elizabeth Bjelde, the daughter of Scott and Sarah Bjelde of Eden Prairie; Scott Flancher, son of Rodney and Arlene Flancher and Stephen Kemp, son of Gregory and Shari Kemp.

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The following Eden Prairie students graduated from Boston University in spring 2011: Monica Spicher, Shannon Grover and Alexandria Coughlan. The following students were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Boston University: Alexandria Coughlan, Shannon Grover, Meghan Riggs and Monica Spicher.

Maria Olson of Eden Prairie graduated with honors from the Art Institutes International Minnesota in spring 2011. Olson received a degree in fashion and retail management.

St. Cloud State The following Eden Prairie students graduated from St. Cloud State University in spring 2011: Ryan Heyer, cum laude, receiving a degree in elementary/K-8 education; Alysia Margo, cum laude, receiving a degree in chemical dependency; Ryan McCarthy, receiving a degree in criminal justice studies; Carrie Montgomery, receiving a degree in mass communications.

Pepperdine University Michael Foreman from Eden Prairie has been named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

David John Schatz of Eden Prairie was named to the Miami University dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

The following Eden Prairie students graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., in spring 2011: Luke W. Fisher, receiving a degree in mechanical engineering; Tomomi Fujimaru, receiving a degree in food science and technology.

Matthew Lehnertz of Eden Prairie graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., in spring 2011. Lehnertz received a juris doctor degree.

University of Portland

Amy Richards of Eden Prairie was placed on the UW-Oshkosh honor roll for the spring 2011 semester.

Katherine Schleiss of Eden Prairie was listed on the spring 2011 dean’s list at the University of Portland. Schleiss is pursuing a degree in psychology.

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Hannah Anderson of Eden Prairie graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., in spring 2011. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Anita Machayo, Sallie Harris and Brittany Ottum of Eden Prairie were named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Morris in the spring 2011 semester.


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The following Eden Prairie students were named to the dean’s list at Minnesota State

The following Eden Prairie residents were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Concordia

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for this year’s Relay for Life. The 2011 Relay for Life will be held July 15-16 at Central Middle School, 8025 School Road, Eden Prairie. “It really changed everything,” said Hanisch. “After the biopsy we had to schedule chemo and I started chemo within a week, I believe. And then I had a surgery where they put in a port a catheter, which is like an IV line that goes right into your heart so they can access you there. The next day they did chemo.” H a n i sch wa s d i a g no s e d April 25, 2005 and underwent chemo therapy until the middle of July of that year when the treatment was stopped so he could have surgery Aug. 1. “In the surgery they cut into and took out my knee, the tumor and half my femur,”

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The project employs 12 0 workers with the general contractor and between 50 to 70 workers through subcontractors, he estimated. Olsen declined to provide an estimate on the daily costs of the shut-down of the project. “I really don’t necessarily know at this time,” he said. If the shutdown is extended for any length of time, it can impact their completion date. The project is 30 to 35 percent completed, he said. Before the shutdown, they were on target to fi nish on time by the end of 2012.

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last 30-45 minutes and the B-17 can hold 10 passengers. Flights will depart once enough people have signed up. 1929 Travelair rides will also be available, which can hold two people per f light. Pricing information will be available at the show. Helicopter f lights are available in the Robinson R44 and the Schwitzer, which can hold two to three people per flight.

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Hanisch recalled. F o l l ow i n g t h e s u r g e r y Hanisch was fitted with an artificial knee and a titanium half femur. “So they took out most of my leg and the tumor to make sure they got everything,” he said. “So it’s still my leg, but it’s different than what it was.” H a n i sch wa s g iven t wo weeks to recover from the surgery and then started chemo again, which he continued until Feb 6, 2006. Counting his chemotherapy treatments, he spent more than 100 days in the hospital. Since then, “clear skies,” said Hanisch. “I just passed the five-year mark and at the fiveyear mark you go from being in remission to being cancer free. So now they stop scanning for the cancer and they do blood work just to make sure everything’s good. But there’s really no fear of the bone cancer that I had coming back.”

Hanisch g raduated from Eden Prairie High School in 2 0 0 6, then attended Nor thwest College in Iowa, where he graduated in May with a major in social work. He now wants to put his experiences to use in helping people. “I either want to work with youth or people with disabilities,” he said. “Before cancer I wa nte d to b e a bu si ness major and I wanted to go into marketing and that kind of thing. Really, cancer changed my perspective and I decided afterwards I just wanted to help people. And social work caught my eye and through the years I really decided I can change the world one person at a time.” Hanisch is working as a respite coordinator weekends at Camp Eden Wood. He said his ideal job might be to work in a group home. “I’d like to do something I could do to make their lives better; some action I

could have to impact the lives of these people personally.” Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. Teams of participants camp out at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path. This year, the event will be held overnight July 15 through July 16. Hanisch has been on a Relay For Life team the last several years. He’s on a new team this year, “Crazy Camp Counselors Curing Cancer.” His team hopes to raise $1,500. Many have found Relay For Life a life-changing event. It brings together more than 3.5 million people to “celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and contributed toward an end to the disease,” according to the Relay website. “I love it,” Hanisch said of

the Relay for Life. “It’s a way that, wel l with cancer, everyone has been impacted by either personally or by knowing a family member or friend. Without the experiences I went through, I can name five people in my circle who have had cancer or that the family has. So it’s so prevalent. And with the Relay For Life it’s us uniting together and saying that this is something that is persistent in our lives and it’s a killer. We can come as a community and we can have fun and celebrate and remember the sacrifices of those before us and we can do our part to end this disease that’s evil.” According to the Relay’s website, the event will include the following:  Celebrate — The Survivors Lap Relay features a Survivors Lap, an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and

help everyone celebrate victories achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.  Remember — The Luminaria Ceremony After dark, people who have been touched by cancer are honored, support offered for those who are still fighting, and loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony are remembered. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.  The Fight Back Ceremony During each Relay, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where participants make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

W hen asked how long it would take to be a major detriment to the project, he said not much more than a week, “our schedule is pretty tight.”

At the Eden Prairie food shelf People Reaching Out to Other People (PROP), many of their clients are employed but “some of t hem benef it from daycare assistance and that has been cut,” said Anne Harnack, the executive director at PROP. Some receive foot stamps and medical assistance, and that service continues, noted Harnack. S u m m e r i s g e n e r a l ly a tough time to receive food

donations, she noted. They’re also concerned about state employees from Chanhassen and Eden Prairie, both served by PROP. “We’re concerned and we’re really asking the community to consider food and fi nancial donations to help our neighbors get through this tough time,” she said. Over the July Fourth holiday, Eden Prairie’s legislators heard an earful from constituents. Rep. Kirk Stensrud (R, 42A) heard mostly questions about who was responsible. “Overa l l, I think people were concerned with the shutdown and wondering why it had to happen,” he said.

A lot of people were wondering what the legislators are doing right now, he added. He noted that only the governor can call them back to session “A lot of p eople weren’t aware of that,” he said. Some constituents are siding with the governor in terms of supp or t i n g i nc ome t a x increase on the richest Minnesotans, said Rep. Jenifer Loon (R, 42B). Some just wa nt t hem to compromise and fi gure something out. “They just want it settled,” she said. People were disappointed it came to this point, said Rep. Loon.

“I don’t blame them; it’s disappointing we couldn’t have worked something out.” Talks were going positive before Thursday night last week, she added. “A full deal clearly wasn’t done.” Loon had hoped they could have passed some basic “lights on” bill to keep most of the government functioning. Sometimes when you’ve got a big problem you got to break it down into manageable sized pieces, she said. Sen. David Hann ( R, 4 2) said that leaders were within a day of concluding negotiations on the health and human services legislation – the main sticking point between Dayton and Republicans.

Republicans had agreed to an additional $400 million on top of the increase of $600 million for that budget he said. They hadn’t reached agreement but had made significant progress said Hann. Dayton walked away from that, he added. “It’s really up to the governor,” Hann said.

The flight will last five to seven minutes and the cost will be posted at the show. All flights will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and are fi rst come, fi rst served. Also scheduled to appear are the Hall of Heroes, which include a NASA Space Shuttle astronaut, pilots from WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars, Forward Air Controllers and Navy and Marine pilots. Before the show begins, there will be a pancake breakfast both mornings of the AirExpo at the show site at Flying

Cloud Airport. The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 and costs $7 per adult, or $5 for children 7 and under. The cost includes all you can eat pancakes, coffee and beverages. The pancakes will be provided by Chris Cakes. In conjunction with AirExpo 2011, U.S. Bank is holding An Evening with Eagles Dinner and Symposium from 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Marriott Southwest Hotel, 5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka.

The cost is $45 per person, and this includes dinner and the symposium. Dinner seating will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the symposium will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. An Evening with Eagles is an opportunity to meet and dine with several of America’s aviation heroes and hear about their experiences. A silent auction will also be held throughout the evening. Scheduled to attend An Evening with Eagles are Tuskegee Airmen, Doolittle Raiders, aces from World War II, Korea,

and Vietnam, 8th Air Force crewmembers, and World War II Naval aviators. Also invited are members of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, River Rats, who flew missions over North Vietnam, members of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots, WASPs, who flew a variety of missions here at home which supported the nation’s war effort during World War II, and prisoners of war from World War II and Vietnam, according to the AirExpo website.

The main gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the air show hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages eight to 12. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted and cash machines are available onsite. Discounted tickets are available online at airexpo-mn. org. Parking is located at the Southeast corner of the Flying Cloud Airport on Flying Cloud Drive. The onsite parking is free and it is just a short walk to the show.

















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SIDE LINES EPBBA seeks travel basketball coaches The Eden Prairie Boys Basketball Association is seeking individuals interested in serving as head coaches for grades 4-8 during the 2011-12 travel basketball season. Individuals will be asked to fi ll out an application detailing their basketball backgrounds and prior coaching experience. Interviews of candidates will be conducted in mid-to-late August. For information, and a copy of the coaching application, please contact Chip Ott, EPBBA Travel Director at 512-992-8488 or Applicants must apply prior to August 6 to be considered for a head coaching position.

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Heather Arseth, a member of the Eden Prairie-based Aquajets Swim Team, is on the fast track to swim in the 2012 Olympics, maybe. Depending on her performance at the World Championships, Arseth could be chosen to represent the island country of Mauritius at the 2012 Olympics. Arseth holds a dual citizenship to both the United States and Mauritius.

London Olympics via Mauritius, maybe Dual citizenship opens door to ‘incredible opportunity’

Where is Mauritius? Africa (Mozambique) Madagascar


If you think a Wayzata girl swimming in Edina for an Eden Prairie swim team sounds confusing, you don’t know the half of it. The call Arseth was waiting for was an invitation to swim in the FINA World Championships (Shanghai). Based on what happens there, she could be chosen to represent Mauritius at the 2012 Olympics (London). Mauritius is an African island nation located in the Indian Ocean. “Depending on layovers,” said Arseth, “it’s a 30-hour flight.” Question: How does a Wayzata High School student swimming for an Eden Prairie-based club team factor into Mauritius’ Olympic plans? “My mom was born in Mauritius,” said Arseth, “and I have a dual citizenship; I acquired it last summer, after my sophomore year of high school.” So? The steering committee of the Federation of Mauritian Swimming included Arseth amongst the 18 swimmers it will consider for its twoperson Olympic Swim Team (one girl, one boy). First, Arseth has to sell her

Grandma’s Marathon accepting registration Registration for the 36th annual Grandma’s Marathon opened Friday, July 1. The fi rst 10,000 to register will be accepted into the Two Harbors-to-Duluth race, currently the 17th largest marathon in the U.S. The race is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. The registration pricing structure for 2012 is identical to that used this year, with no increase in fees for any of the weekend’s three races. The initial marathon entry fee of $80 will remain through September 30. On October 1, the fee will increase to $85. The 36th Grandma’s Marathon weekend will also feature the 22nd annual Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 19th annual William A. Irvin 5K. Registration for those two events begins next February and March, respectively. The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, June 16 and the William A. Irvin 5K on Friday, June 15. For more information on any of Grandma’s Marathon’s races or events, visit

Holy Family Fire 5K Race


The fourth Annual Fire 5K and Spark 1/2-Mile Run at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria will be held Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. More information, including registration forms, can be found online at


nstead of waiting by the phone/computer last Friday, Wayzata’s Heather Arseth was at the Edina Outdoor Pool practicing with her Eden Prairie-based Aquajets Swim Team.

The Eden Prairie Soccer Association (EPSA) is accepting online registration for the fall 2011 season at Registrations will be accepted through July 30, or until all teams have been fi lled. The fall season begins Saturday, Aug. 27, and runs for approximately eight weeks. EPSA opportunities are open to boys and girls entering grades K-12. Fees are $55 per child for online registrations through July 9 (late fees assessed after that date). Games are typically played at Flying Cloud Fields. The EPSA program is run entirely by volunteers. Between coaches, team managers and program administrators, we need significant parent involvement in programs. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. For more information, contact EPSA at, or email

Graphic by Barbara Tieben

Girls basketball skills clinics swimming abilities at the World Championships. “There is one other girl at my level,” said Arseth, “so whoever swims best will probably go.” Complicating all of this, perhaps, is the fact that both swimmers will be tapering for the Indian Island Games (Seychelles), a competition considered more important than the World Championships. “For us,” adds Arseth, “it’s a bigger meet.”

SPRINTER As a swimmer, Arseth is a sprinter. “I’m best at 50s,” she said, “but I do 100s too.” At the Indian Ocean Games, Arseth has scheduled to swim in a half dozen events. At the World Championships, she’ll swim the 200 freestyle. This dovetails into her connection with Aquajets. “I had seen Kate (Aquajets Head Coach Kate Lundsten) on the deck at other meets,” said Arseth, “and I thought my swimming would improve if I swam for her.” When asked if it has, Arseth talked about the importance of the kick. “My dolphin kick has been something I’ve really been working at,” she said. “Kate always tells us that if we’re equal going into the wall, we should come out ahead after the push off.”

Heather Arseth

‘INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY’ Having lived in South Africa, Lundsten knows of Mauritius. What she didn’t know was that Arseth had dual citizenship. “When she told me,” said Lundsten, “I thought, wow, what an incredible opportunity.” But knowing what she knows now, Lundsten added; “Great opportunity, but lots of politics.” When asked about Arseth’s taper, Lundsten said she’s going to leave that to her national coach. “We’ll work her hard until she leaves us,” she said. When asked about Arseth’s chances of making it to the Olympics, Lundsten responded by saying, “She’s the best in Mauritius.” When Arseth was asked the same question, she prefaced her answer by saying that she hadn’t been officially invited to swim in the World Championships. If that comes to fruition, she’ll need to swim better than her competition. Then, she’ll need to have a good Indian Island Games Meet. Then, and maybe then, she talk Olympics. “It’s a ways off,” she admits, “but I can’t say I don’t think about it.”

The Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Association (EPGBA) is again sponsoring summer skills clinics for girl basketball players entering third grade and older. The clinics will be run by Chad Flies, assistant varsity coach, and Denny Tape, EPGBA coaching director and trainer. These clinics will emphasize shooting, passing and ball-handling. Times and cost vary by grade. For more, go to

CMS/EPHS Running Camp Registrations are being accepted for the CMS/EPHS Running Camp. It will be held Monday through Friday from Aug. 15-Sept. 2 (8-10 a.m.). Cost is $30. Contact Eden Prairie CrossCountry Head Coach Jeff Lindlief for registration forms or questions: or (952) 975-2394.

EPHS fall sports registration Eden Prairie High School fall sports registration for boys and girls soccer, cross country running, dance team, cheerleading, pom squad, girls swimming, girls tennis, football and volleyball begins Aug. 1 and runs through Aug. 12 (registration packets will not be available for pick-up before Aug. 1). Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Activities office near the Activity Center. The opening date for all fall sports is Aug. 15. In order to begin practice/tryouts, students must be registered by this date. All students must have a current physical on fi le with the Student Activities office. Physicals are considered current for three years and must be good through the end of the fall sports season. Any questions about registrations can be directed to the Student Activities office at (952) 975-8100.

EPHS Pom Squad announces 2011-12 team The 2011-12 Eden Prairie High School Pom Squad includes 18 members. While it’s hard to say goodbye to the four graduating seniors who were part of last year’s national championship team, the newly-formed team is very excited to begin the new season. Having won three consecutive Universal Dance Association Large Varsity Jazz National Championships, the bar is set high for the upcoming season. Head Coach Anna Itman had these comments about the 201112 team: “We are eager to kick off our new year. Our goals remain the same—to grow our dancers as artists, athletes and citizens. With that as our foundation, we feel confident in our abilities to maintain our competitive success.” Next year’s team captains are Sydney Borchert, Kristina Monsen and Kelly Olson. The 2011-2012 Pom Squad season begins with the UDA Dance Camp from July 29 through Aug. 1. UDA Dance Camp is where the


10AAAs second at Wayzata Classic The Eden Prairie 10AAA Black baseball team finished second at the Wayzata Classic Baseball Tournament (June 17-19). Team members include, top row (left to right) Coach Matt Ladegaard, Coach Mike Camilli and Coach Tim Piechowski. Second row: Tim Piechowski, Joey Danielson, Nick Kivi, Jackson Harmer, Kaden Czech and Matt Sherman. First row: Aaron Martinka, Garrett Smith, Nick Ladegaard, Tyler Donahue and Charlie Camilli. Not pictured is Carson Sievers. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Members of the Eden Prairie High School Pom Squad include seniors: Sydney Borchert, Aly Limberis, Katie Miller, Kristina Monsen, Kelly Olson and Chloe Setter. Juniors: Taylor Grootwassink, Kari Johnson, Megan Kaveney, Tina Polve and Megan Square. Sophomores: Hailey Nerison, Britt Gillis, Courtney Leivermann and Alex Limberis. Freshmen: Stefani Klapperich, Krista Kronlokken and Amanda Maki. team qualifies to participate in the UDA Dance Team National Competition at Disney World in Orlando, in February. The public can meet Pom

Squad team members at their going-to-camp send-off performance. There, they’ll perform their first competition dance. The Pom Squad send-off perfor-

mance will take place Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Eden Prairie High School gymnasium. Family, friends and supporters are welcome to attend.

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EP bats explode at Firecracker Tourney BY DANIEL HUSS


n Tuesday, June 21, the Eden Prairie American L eg ion baseba l l team played the fi rst game of its 2011 season. Monday, Eden Prairie played game No. 14. Yeah, that’s lots of baseball, lots of good baseball. Monday, Eden Prairie had its own ooh-ah moment when it came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Missoula, Mont. in the championship game of the Rapid City Liberty Superstores Firecracker Tournament, easily one of the most competitive tournament in the region. “Half the field was defending state champions,” said Eden Prairie Head Coach Scott Hackett. “That’s what made for a really good tournament.” Doesn’t winning make for a really good tournament? “Like last year,” said Hackett, “we lost our second game and then played our way back to the title game.” Following an eight-hour bus ride to Rapid City, S.D., .Eden Prairie opened tournament play against Coon Rapids. Eden Prairie won 15-4. Tony Skjefte was 3-3 with 4 RBI; Brett Guba was 3-4 with 2 RBI. Jordan Smith was credited with the win. An hour later, Eden Prairie lost to Boulder, Colo. by a score of 15-8. Thursday, Eden Prairie returned to its winning ways, beating Colchester, Vt. 13-5. Skjefte, Tyler Ruemmele and Ryan Maenke would have 2 RBI apiece. Will Phillips would get the win, pitching four innings of five-hit baseball. From there, Eden Prairie would win its closest game of the tournament, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and beating Las Vegas 10-9. Adam Bray would hit a three-run home run. Skjefte, Guba and Danny Hal loran would add 2 RBI each. Bray would also get credited for the win. Easy wins over Missoula (91) and Rapid City Post 22 (14-6) would send Eden Prairie into the tournament championship game for the second time in as many years. Eden Prairie’s opposition was Missoula, last year’s tournament champion. “I’d call it a respectful rivalry,” said Hackett, of facing Missoula. “They’re a hardworking team that plays the game the right way. Unlike your typical rivalry, there’s not a lot of jawing.” That said, Missoula got Eden


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

After last year’s disaster, purple martins returned


In making his second start of the tournament, Jordan Smith pitched a three-hit gem as the Eden Prairie American Legion baseball team defeated Missoula 9-6 to claim a Rapid City Firecracker championship. Smith would also pitch the first game of the tournament, a 15-4 victory over Coon Rapids.

Prairie’s attention in a hurry, scoring two fi rst-inning runs. “Jordan (Jordan Smith) had a rough beginning,” said the coach, “but he settled down and kept them in check the rest of the way.” Eden P rai rie responded with an 11-batter, 6-run second inning. “ We h it ,” s a id H acket t . “That’s the biggest thing.” A f ter righti ng t he ship, Smith was spectacular, limiting Missoula to three hits over six innings. Smith walked two and struck out nine. Bray and Tyler Peterson were each 3-4. Maenke was 2-4 with 4 RBI. Final score: Eden Prairie 9, Missoula 6. “When your 1-9 batters are all hitting,” adds Hackett, “it’s easy to be a coach.” Skjefte was named the Inside Dakota Sports Firecracker Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “He hit .500,” said Hackett, “hit four home runs and had something like 15 RBI.” Eden Prairie was scheduled to return to home on Tuesday. Wednesday, Eden Prairie was scheduled to host Excelsior; Thursday (today), Eden Prairie hosts Hopkins (7:45 p.m.). This weekend, Eden Prairie is a site host for the Gopher Classic.

and fans will be in and around the Eden Prairie area for four days. The tournament kicks off with a banquet at the Marriott Southwest Hotel, featuring keynote speaker and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, a former Minnesota Twin and former American Legion baseball player from St. Paul; a nd welcomes from Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy TyraLukens. Friday is a full day of games -- four each at four ball fields (Round Lake Stadium, Eden Prairie High School (former Varsity field), Eden Prairie Miller Park No. 8 field and Edina’s Braemar Field). Play continues through the weekend, with the Championship and Semi Final games played on Monday, Aug. 1. Mayor Tyra-Lukens will also


Tournament MVP Tony Skjefte batted .500 with four home runs and 15 RBI.

EP Legion team to host State Tournament The Eden Prairie American Legion baseball team plays host to the 2011 American Legion Minnesota State Baseball Tournament (July 28-Aug. 1). Sixteen teams, all District qualifiers from around Minnesota in Division 1, will participate in the largest state tournament in the nation – the 2011 American Legion Minnesota State Baseball Tournament – here in Eden Prairie. The tournament champion and runner up will advance to the Regional Tournament in Dickenson, N.D. and a possible chance to advance to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, in mid-August Nearly 300 ball players, along with coaches, families


throw out the ceremonial first pitch. American Legion dignitaries will also be on hand throughout the tournament weekend, with Legion and military remembrances, honors and ceremonies integrated in and around the ballgames and events. This is an especially noteworthy year as the American Legion Baseball celebrates its 85th Anniversary. There are over 95,000 participants in American Legion Baseball nationwide. Seventy-five percent of collegiate ball players and 55percent of all MLB players have played Legion ball in their teen years.

EP BASEBALL The Eden Prairie Ameri-

can Legion baseball team, comprised of 18 Eden Prairie 17-19 year-old players, won the 2010 American Legion Minnesota State Baseball Tournament, the 2 010 Re gional Tournament and advanced on to the 2010 American Legion World Series in Spokane, Wash., finishing second. The team has been to three national tournaments since 20 04 and has placed second twice. The 2011 American Legion Minnesota State Baseball Tournament is an especially great event for the team to host with its recent history and success — now it is the team’s privilege to have been asked to choreograph and execute this year’s statewide event.

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 first 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 summer. Each morning 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 dragonflies, 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 find 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 figure 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 they spend much of the summer at the colony. Unlike other birds that 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 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 climbing 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 filled 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 www.

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Summer reflections on parenting It’s hard to believe the kids have been out of school for a month now. I’m still savoring their sleeping in every morning – as are they. What a reminder of how much sleep kids really do need. And gone are those hectic nights of excessive homework. I’m already dreading their return in just two months. The more relaxed pace of summer offers such appreciated time for reflecting on parenting and creating more quality family time. As the mother of two teenage girls, I’m also enjoying the break away from some of the drama I hear about daily at school. It is not easy being a kid nowadays, nor is it easy being a parent. Attempting to peel my youngest away from her cell phone is like asking her to remove an appendage. I try to imagine how stressful it is to be “on call” seemingly all the time in the texting world. Hopefully she gets it when I explain how stressful it is for



parents to worry about what is transpiring in those texts and why I go through them with her periodically. Watching teens make their way through the world, I realize all the more parents’ important role as a moral compass for their child, always needing to encourage them in the right direction. It seems particularly true for girls given all the pressures to look way too grown up, way too fast. Diane Levin offers valuable

insight and advice on this in her book, “So Sexy, So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.” A good summer read. I try to find those “teachable moments” with my daughters to discuss what message they think their outfit, makeup, words, choice of friends, etc., etc., is likely sending out. I make a point of sharing news stories about such things as teen abductions, dangers of carrying or holding cell phones too close to the body, distracted driver accidents, and date rapes, attempting to ground them in reality. Eyes often roll, snickers have been heard from the back seat of the car, and periodically exclamations arise of, “Oh, mom!” I have seen them make enough poor choices, however, to know not to forgo any of my ramblings. Nancy CarlssonPaige’s excellent book, “Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast-Paced,

Media-Saturated, ViolenceFilled World,” stresses the importance of engaging with your kids in conversation so they realize their input is valued. She notes studies have shown this imparts valuable guidance and coping skills. Recent news about the Supreme Court’s ruling that California’s ban on selling violent video games to minors is unconstitutional, served as another reminder of what parents are up against. While the sale of sexually explicit material to children can still be banned, ironically the horribly violent content of some video games is perceived differently, despite studies confirming their harmful influence on children. Parents must rely solely on the small parental advisory sticker placed on certain games. Likewise with music, as I learned the hard way this past Christmas. Unknown to me, a CD my daughter requested carried such a parental

warning. We never even saw the sticker until after it was open. Every fourth word was an expletive in several of the songs, so those got put on the “no play” list. It was a very teachable moment and we all learned a lesson. As parents and consumers, we must not forget the power we wield in sending a message to these industries with our pocketbooks. Be it video games, music, music videos, movies or television, the ante seems to be getting increasingly provocative, to the point of some of it can be classified as smut. It is unfortunate these industries seem incapable of ethically monitoring themselves. No small wonder that with these standards being absorbed into our popular culture, our children are growing up too fast and sexualized at an age where they are not even old enough to fully comprehend its significance.

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Register today for summer camp at Prairie Lutheran. “ L it t le E x plo r e r s N at u r e Camp” will be held from Monday-Thursday, Aug. 15-18, and “Preschool Prep” will be held from Monday-Thursday, Aug. 22-25. “Each camp includes art exploration, discovery time, interactive stories, outdoor play, a snack and lots of fun,” according to a news release. All children ages 33 months to 5 years old are welcome. For more information, email or call (952) 942-1800. Prairie Lutheran is at 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie.

Temple of Eck offers events The following events are held at the Temple of Eck for the community in July: 7-8:30 p.m. July 13 – “Have I Lived Before?” 10-10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17 – “Let Go and Let God: Chant Hu!” 7-8:30 p.m. July 20 – “Discover Keys to Secret Worlds” 7-8:30 p.m. July 27 – “What Happens When I Dream?” All free events are at the Temple of Eck/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Info: (952) 380 -220 0 or

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As I take comfort knowing my daughters are peacefully sleeping in, I feel a bond with the robin that built its nest in my hanging flower basket, dry and protected under the porch overhang. She sits tirelessly on those two eggs, day after day, committed to bringing them into this world safely. In the backyard, two different broods of baby wild turkeys scurry about while the moms run about keeping them safely rounded up. A mother raccoon accomplished the feat of making her way through a loose board in our barn, up to the second level in a secluded safe place, to have her young. They all serve to remind me this parenting is not an easy task.

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Preschoolers are invited to a summer daycation class on Thursdays in July and August at Prairie Lutheran Preschool. “Parents are invited to take some time to relax and refresh this summer,” according to a news release. Daycation classes are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include “dramatic play, art activities, a faith lesson, story time, outdoor play and unique summer fun.” All children 33 months to 5 years old are welcome. For a registration form or more information, call (952) 942-1800 or visit Prairie Lutheran is at 11000 Blossom Road in Eden Prairie.

‘Hometown Nazareth’ Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church will be hosting a summer VBS called ‘Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid’ from 5:45-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, to Thursday, July 28. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:25 p.m. each evening. Children will explore what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up through games, songs, snacks and participating in a Bible -times marketplace. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, there will be a potluck picnic and a petting zoo. For more information, visit or call (952) 937-8000.

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To help PROP continue to suppor t neighbors in need please consider food or cash donations. PROP currently is in need of oatmeal, pancake mix/syrup, canned meat other than tuna, fruit juices, crackers and other healthy snacks. PROP is also running low on toilet paper. Cash donations enable PROP to use our buying power for food, supplies and financial support for our clients. F16ood donations keep our shelves stocked. We appreciate all support and invite you to volunteer and use your creativity to create a PROP- themed event. If you need services or support from PROP, please visit its website at www.propfood. org , call 952-937-9120 or stop by the office at 14700 Martin Drive Monday through Friday 9:30 to 1 p.m. or Monday and Wednesday evenings 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Together we can make a difference.

County property Eden Prairie tobacco-free turfgrass workshop Tobacco use will be proUniversity of Minnesota Extension is offering a workshop on turfgrass maintenance with reduced environmental impacts from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at City Center Heritage Rooms, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie. The cost is $20, which includes a workshop manual, morning refreshments and lunch. Workshop topics include: equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, best practices for turfgrass management, legal issues and additional resources as well as how turfgrass management affects local lakes and rivers. Carpooling is encouraged because parking is limited.

AirExpo seeks volunteers

PROP Shop’s needs of the week The PROP Shop client room requests donations of boys clothing, especially summer items in sizes 4-10. Supplies are very low for local families in need. The PROP Shop is a nonprofit re-sale store, which sells new and gently used items to everyone in the community. It depends on donations of furniture, clothing and housewares. The PROP Shop also offers a separate Client Services Center which provides clothing, housewares and furniture to referred families and individuals in need. The PROP Shop is at 15195 Martin Drive in Eden Prairie. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit or call (952) 934-2323.

Eden Prairie blood drive The American Red Cross will have a number of donation opportunities to boost the blood supply for patients in need near the Independence Day holiday. The Eden Prairie blood drive will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Walgreens, 16395 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie. All blood types are needed during the critical summer months.

Wings of the North is preparing for the 2011 AirExpo at Flying Cloud Airport. Efforts include preserving aviation history and honoring veterans. The group is seeking volunteers that are interested in helping at the show and planning the show. This year’s show is being held on July 16 and 17. Volunteers are sought for all areas of the show. E-mail questions to or visit www. for an online application. There are more than 50 veterans as guests at the show both days – they share their stories and autographs with all visitors. “Please join us for an exciting opportunity to meet and work with some of our war heroes,” according to a news release.

Hennepin offers vaccination clinics Hennepin County is offering low-cost immunizations to people who lack health insurance or whose insurance does not cover vaccines. The clinics will be held at the following locations: I 3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Bloomington Division of Health, 1900 W. Old Shakopee Road I 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, Hennepin County’s Brookdale Service Center, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway For more information, call (612) 348-2884 or visit hennepin.

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Dispose of hazardous waste Hennepin County and the cities of Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis are holding community collection events for county residents to safely and properly dispose of unwanted garden and household hazardous wastes. The county will accept many

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File No.: Date Filed: June 14, 2011 All information on this form is public information. This filing of an assumed name does not protect a user’s exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Sisterellas 2. State the address of the principal place of business; (A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box.): 6688 Harlan Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 3. List the names and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Attach additional sheets(s) if necessary. If the business owner is a corporation or other business entity, list the legal name and registered office address. Christi L. Murphy – 6688 Harlan Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 4. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed name number 43264622 originally filed on 06/03/2011 under the name Sisterella’s 5. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. Signature: Christi L. Murphy – Sole Proprietor Christi L. Murphy - Contact Person 952-949-6129 Dated: 06/13/2011 (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30 and July 7, 2011; No. 3168)

Foreclosure workshop planned A series of free mortgage foreclosure information workshops are offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center – a counseling agency that provides foreclosure prevention education and outreach and pre-purchase information for homeowners – in collaboration with Hennepin County Taxpayer Services and the Hennepin County Library. A workshop is planned in Eden Prairie from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie, 565 Prairie Center Drive. Information: 612-5435385.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: Metropolitan Ford 2011 Location: 12475 Plaza Drive Developer: Thomas Grossman Family L.P. NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a 39,570 square foot building. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16 and rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. The developer is requesting the following actions by the City: Planned Unit Development Concept Review on 16.2 acres Planned Unit Development District Review with waivers on 16.2 acres Zoning District Amendment in the C-REG-SER Zoning District on 16.2 acres Site Plan Review on 16.2 acres Preliminary Plat on 16.2 acres into two lots QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact Regina Rojas, the project planner, at 952-949-8490. Copies of any written comments submitted to the Community Development Department by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Council packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, July 7, 2011; No. 3173)

Friends of Norway Caucus The House of Representatives officially launched the Friends of Norway Caucus for the 112 th Congress on Thursday, June 30. This Congress, the caucus will be cochaired by Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota), Rick Larsen (D-Washington), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), and Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota).

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: Grand Haven at Marsh Cove Location: 17850 Duck Lake Trail Developer: Marsh Cove, LLC NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a 16 lot single family subdivision. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16 and rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. The developer is requesting the following actions by the City: Guide Plan Change from Church to Low Density Residential on 6.41 acres, and from Church to Park/ Open Space on 5.21 Planned Unit Development Concept Review on 11.62 acres Planned Unit Development District Review with waivers on 11.62 acres Zoning District Change from Public to R1-13.5 on 6.41 acres Preliminary Plat of 11.62 acres into 16 lots and 2 outlots QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact Scott Kipp, the project planner, at 952-949-8489. Copies of any written comments submitted to the Community Development Department by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Council packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, July 7, 2011; No. 3175)

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: United Health Group Location: Hwy 62 and Shady Oak Rd Developer: United Health Group NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a guide plan change on 71 acres. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16 and rebroadcast on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. The developer is requesting the following actions by the City: Guide Plan Change from High Density Residential to Office on 19 acres; Neighborhood Commercial to Office on 4.5 acres; and Regional Commercial to Office on 4.2 acres. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact Scott Kipp, the project planner, at 952-949-8489. Copies of any written comments submitted to the Community Development Department by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Council packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, July 7, 2011; No. 3174)

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hibited on property owned by Hennepin County government in downtown Minneapolis beginning July 1. The ban includes smoking and use of any form of tobacco, including chewing tobacco. The policy applies to buildings and grounds of property owned by Hennepin County government and leased properties where Hennepin County is the sole tenant, parking garages, lots and ramps owned by Hennepin County government, county-owned vehicles and equipment, personal vehicles on county property and tobacco use within 45 feet of street-level entrances to county buildings. The policy goes into effect on these dates: July 1, 2011, for all downtown Minneapolis property, including Hennepin County Minneapolis Central Library; Aug. 1, 2011, for Hennepin County libraries; Sept. 1, 2011, for suburban Hennepin County facilities; Oct. 1, 2011 for sites where Hennepin County is the single leasing tenant.


hazardous wastes including household, lawn and garden products; items containing mercury; electronics; and auto and fuel waste. Items are accepted from households only; business waste is not accepted. The remaining collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday on the following dates: I Minneapolis: July 21 to 23, Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd. Hennepin County provides residents with permanent drop-off facilities open yearround at 140 0 W. 9 6th St., Bloomington, and 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park. For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items or more information on drop-off facilities, call (612) 348-3777 or visit collectionevents.

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Miller Park Play Area The splash pad at Miller Park was up and running on one of the hottest days of summer Thursday. Over the past two years year, the Miller Park Play Area has been transformed from one of the oldest play lots of the city to a stateof-the-art playground that is designed to be assessable to children and adults of all abilities. Eden Prairie residents Mike and Jenny Garvin along with the Tom and Kathy Miller brought in more than $200,000 in funds to pay for the playground to be “barrier-free.” It’s one of the few playgrounds in Minnesota with surfaces that allow for those with mobility challenges to access all equipment. The latest feature of the playground is a new splash pad facing Mitchell Lake.


Grace Deming laughs as the water spray hits at the Miller Park splash pad.

Water gushes out of the one of the splash pad sculptures at Miller Park. The splash pad is the latest feature to be updated at the park, located just off of Eden Prairie Road and Highway 212.

Anabelle Madson dips her feet in the sandy play patch.

Kids stay cool during one of the hottest days of summer Thursday at Miller Park.

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The second annual Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival is set for Saturday, July 16 at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake. Buddy Guy headlines the event and is joined by a half dozen top notch acts. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, pictured above, will perform a mix of blues and Southern folk rock.

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M Catch Twin Cities music veteran and Prior Lake native Tim Mahoney at the festival.

Second Annual Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival Location: Lakefront Park, Prior Lake Time: 1-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16 Cost: $5 in advance; $10 at the gate. Free for children under 18 and those over 65. Tickets are available now at Tickets on the day of the event can be purchased upon arrival at the festival grounds. Just for kids: “Lil’ Louie’s Music Camp,” a free kids area with painting, jazz dance, crafts and musical games Info:

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ultiple Grammy Aw a r d - w i n n i n g musician Buddy Guy will headline the second annual Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival, a day-long familyfriendly event featuring jazz and blues artists at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake on Saturday, July 16. The event was created by the Prior Lake Rotary, and is presented by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community which donated $50,000 to support the event. The SMSC also donated $50,000 to present the first Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival in 2010. “We are absolutely honored to have Buddy Guy headlining this year’s festival,” said Shaun Naya, event and fundraising co-chair for the Prior Lake Rotary. “He is an extraordinarily talented musician that will highlight an amazing day of jazz and blues music.” George “Buddy” Guy has a colossal musical resume and hardearned accolades including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and has received six Grammy Awards, the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement the Presidential National Medal of Arts and 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards—the most of any artist. In addition to Guy, other performers scheduled to entertain festival guests include: Quinn Sullivan, a 12-year-old guitar prodigy who began playing the guitar when he was three. Sullivan caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres in 2006 and was personally invited by Buddy Guy

to join him on tour in 2011. His new record Cyclone explores many styles ranging from scorching blues and rock ’n’ roll, to pop-oriented ballads, all while showcasing his incredible guitar skills. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real brings their mix of blues and Southern-folk-rock talents to the festival this year, promising to stay true to their musical roots. Nelson honed his singing and songwriting skills growing up on the road with his famous father. The band has toured with everyone from B.B. King and Dave Matthews Band to Blues Traveler and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Headed by Pat “Lamont” Hayes, The Lamont Cranston Blues Band will feature Bruce McCabe as a special guest. From clubs, concert halls and festivals, to auditoriums and stadiums, the band has shared the stage with many blues legends, including Muddy Waters, Charlie Musselwhite, The Blues Brothers and Bonnie Raitt. A recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” Minnesota musical artist Tim Mahoney was influenced by R.E.M., U2 and Sam Cooke. A mainstay in the Twin Cities music scene for over 10 years and Prior Lake native, Mahoney’s raspy voice and bittersweet lyrics are still winning people over. Contemporary guitarist and vocalist Steve Oliver brings his multi-genre music covering world, contemporary, soul and pop to the festival. Recently nominated as International Instrumentalist of the Year for 2010 by the Wave Awards, Oliver has phenomenal capabilities of incorporating global music styles with a mix of pop/rock/ soul and contemporary, bringing a fresh, chart-topping sound as an unparalleled guitarist and signature vocalist.

Mexican-American saxophonist/singer Jessy J is already a jazz sensation with her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms and instantly captivating melodies. The 31-yearold has received high accolades, including Radio and Records “Debut Artist of The Year,” and contemporary jazz song of the year by R&R and Billboard for the title track of her debut album, Tequila Moon. Last year’s event attracted more than 14,000 people to Lakefront Park and this year again will include “Lil’ Louie’s Music Camp” – a special area just for kids with free activities like painting, jazz dance, crafts and musical games – as well as a variety of food and beverage vendors, and an artisans shopping area. “We look forward to offering a great day of music and are excited to once again bring a strong lineup of musicians and family entertainment to this year’s festival,” said Event Co-Chair Dave Card. “From the very beginning, it was our goal to create a family-friendly musical event while showcasing our beautiful city, and raising money to continue the philanthropic vision of the Prior Lake Rotary.” Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is also offering a Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival hotel package for visitors. The $129 special includes a premier, double occupancy guestroom, a $20 food & beverage coupon, a Play 10/Get 10 coupon, 20 percent off a gift shop purchase, free valet parking, free access to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness and complimentary transportation to and from Lakefront Park on Saturday. For more information about the package or to make reservations, call 1-800-813-7349 and reference code JAZZ11 or visit

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let'sGo!Calendar settle? How far back have you traced your family history? Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Location: Eden Prairie Library Meeting Room, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie Info: To register, visit or mail your reservation with a name and a contact to Programs, Eden Prairie Historical Society, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie 55344

WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS! Listings are printed free but not guaranteed, although we do our best to include them. Submit your events through our website, where you can find many more local and regional fun things to do. You can also send an e-mail to editor@edenprairie Deadline is one week prior to publication. For information call (952) 942-7885.




Spend the morning learning about nature photography including techniques for photographing landscapes, animals and flowers. The program will cover composition, light and subject matter. The group will go out into the field to practice, and the program will end with a question and answer session. Bring any type of camera, sturdy footwear and sunscreen. Program led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Don Tredinnick. Time: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 9 Cost: Free Location: Bloomington Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley

THE SAPPHIRE EXPERIMENT See The Sapphire Experiment on July 7 at JJ’s Wine Bar in Eden Prairie playing classic rock, acoustic style, from artists such as David Bowie, America, John Cougar, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Peter Frampton, The Partridge Family, Duncan Schiek and more. The Sapphire Experiment is Ross Anderson, Mark Adolphson, Steve Stromberg and Bill Essendrup. Time: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: Free Location: JJ’s Wine Bar, 7942 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Info:

CALHOUN BRASS The Calhoun Brass quintet will perform as part of Chanhassen’s summer concert series. Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen Info: html


JULY 8 STARRING AT STARING Xibaba will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5

KIDSPLASH Registrants will spend more than an hour on the lake and learn how to get into and out of a kayak safely, how to make a kayak go in a straight line and spin in one spot. Priorities are safety, fun, participation and skill. Reservations required. For ages 12 and older. Time: 9-11 a.m. or noon- 2 p.m. Fridays, July 8 or Aug. 19 Cost: $20 Location: Bryant Lake Regional Park, 6800 Rowland Rd., Eden Prairie Info: (763) 559-6700 or


JULY 9 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

STARRING AT STARING Lost in Deuschland will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Friday, July 15 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5



JULY 10 FRONTIER FRUSTRATIONS While touring the historic Pond House this Sunday, hear Rev. Pond’s reflections on an unrestful Sunday in 1834 during his first summer at Chief Cloud Man’s village on Lake Calhoun. Time: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, July 10 Cost: $2 suggested donation, youth through high school are free. Location: Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info: (952) 563-8738 or

STARRING AT STARING The Hopkins Westwind Band will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5

GOING WILD: RAIL TO REFUGE Ride with a Ranger on the Hiawatha Light Rail and discover how to access the Twin Cities’ preserved natural areas via mass transit. Meet at the Visitor Center for a guided ride and hike to the Bass Ponds. Program led by Park Ranger Judy Geck. Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, July 10 Cost: $1.75 for weekend light rail fare Location: Bloomington Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 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. 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 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

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erforming this week at Kidstock will be the Splatter Sisters at 10 :30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12. The group is one of several children’s entertain-

ment groups that are part of the Kidstock series from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, June 21 to Aug. 9, at the Staring Lake Am-




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The Rum River Brass Band will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5 For weather-related updates, call (952) 949-8449, Ext. 5.


JULY 11 ONE ACTS AUDITIONS Auditions for the seventh annual collection of One Acts will be held on July 11 and 12. Actors ages 18-60 can audition for parts in seven short plays. There are 20 roles that will be cast, and complete information, including synopses, character descriptions and the audition form are available at edenprairieplayers. com. Bring the audition form with you to the audition. Time: 7 p.m. Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. Those arriving after 8:30 p.m. will not be seen. Cost: Free Location: Riley Lake Barn, 9096 Riley Lake Road, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 949-8305


JULY 12 KIDSTOCK Enjoy children’s entertainers from around the Twin Cities as they sing, act, tell stories and have fun. Performing this week at Kidstock will be the Splatter Sisters. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 21-Aug 9

The homestand continues July 11 - July 13!

Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 949-8449, Ext. 5 for weather-related updates


JULY 13 TURFGRASS WORKSHOP This six and a half hour training course is intended for property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, and park departments. Workshop topics include: equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, best practices for turfgrass management, legal issues and additional resources, as well as how turfgrass management affects local lakes and rivers. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking. Registration deadline: July 7. Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 Cost: $20 Location: City Center Heritage Rooms, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Info:

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF MINNESOTA PUPPET SHOW The International School of Minnesota will be hosting Wednesday morning


KIDSTOCK Enjoy children’s entertainers from around the Twin Cities as they sing, act, tell stories and have fun. This week’s Kidstock performer will be Bob and the Beachcombers. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 21-Aug 9 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 949-8449, Ext. 5 for weather-related updates

SPLASH TIME AT MILLER PARK Pack a picnic basket and head to Miller Park to enjoy fun in the sun activities in the play area – featuring the Splash Pad, an interactive water experience. Enjoy music from a DJ from Sound Great, Inc. Bathing suits and towels recommended. Time: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 Cost: Free Location: Miller Park, Eden Prairie Info:


Genealogy 101 is a class for beginners or old pros that will help people start their family histories. Use online tools to speed the process and network with others both at the event and online. In preparation, answer the following questions and send the info with your reservation: What is your family’s ethnic group? When did your family emigrate to the United States? From where? Where did your family EPN

The Eden Prairie String Academy will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5


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STARRING AT STARING Letho and Wright will be performing at Starring at Staring. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and head to Starring at Staring. Concerts run Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Aug. 12. Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: or (952) 9498449, Ext. 5


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“Fairytales from Around the World” puppet shows featuring Playmaker Puppets, whose mission is to bring cultural understanding and awareness through puppetry and storytelling. These shows will tell stories from China, Mei-Ling and the Dragon; India, The Blind Man and the Elephant and Denmark, Thumbelina. The stories are aimed toward younger elementary school-aged children. Time: 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 Cost: Free Location: 6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 918-1817 for information or to reserve your spot

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The Eleventh Annual Eden Prairie Lioness Garden Tour will feature six lovely gardens. The tour will be rain or shine and is self-guided. Tickets are available at Kowalski’s Market or from any Eden Prairie Lioness. All proceeds go back to the community. Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 Cost: $10 Location: 16332 Baywood Lane, Eden Prairie (Garden 1) Info: (952) 974-2914 or (952) 937-2865

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Job Transition Workshop T he Grace Church Eden Prairie Crossroads Career Job Transition Group will be hosting an all day seminar on July 30 at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie. The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and costs $10 per person, which includes workshop materials and lunch. The workshop will focus on how to sharpen job-search skills by offering practical tips and important networki ng oppor tu nities. Come prepared with three to four copies of your resume. To register, visit events by Wednesday, July 27. For more information, call (952) 926-1884.

Memory Loss Support The Memory Loss and Caregiver Support Group will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Prairie Adult Care, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. The group offers support for those with early stages of memory loss and their caregiver. For more information visit or call (952) 949-3126.

Parenting through divorce Mothers Parenting Through Divorce will meet at 6:30 Thursday, July 7, at Biaggi’s Restaurant, Eden Prairie Mall, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. The group will eat dinner and have a discussion with an expert on parenting through divorce. The cost is $ 35. To RSVP or for more information, contact barb@barbgreenberg. com.

Parkinson’s Disease Support The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Prairie Adult Care, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. The group offers support for persons with Parkinson’s Disease or related neurological disorders, and/or their caregiver. The support group meets the second Wednesday of every month. For more information visit or call (952) 949-3126.

BNI meeting BNI is an international networki ng g roup focused on referrals. The Chain Reaction Chapter will meet from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at The Summit, 8505 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. Bring your business cards for an opportunity to get the word out about a business you are involved in and share what you do with others. BNI is a chance to network, grow, make connections and pass on quality referrals to members, according to a news release.

AD/HD Support The Southwest Metro AD/ H D s u p p o r t g r ou p m e e t s monthly from 7-8 :30 pm. in the Administrative Services Center, 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie. Meetings will have a presentation for 4 5 to 6 0 minutes followed by questions and sharing of strategies that work. The next meeting date is July 11, with a presentation titled “A Happy Relationship in Twelve Jokes or Less” by Ari Tuckman. For more information, contact Cindy Lea at (612) 965-3052 or

Small Dog Play Group A Small Dog Play Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Nesbitt Preserve Park hockey rink, 8629 Center Way. Bring water and clean-up bags.

Meals on Wheels Delivers weekday, noontime, nutritionally balanced meals to residents of Eden Prairie who are unable to leave their homes. Deliveries may be long term or for a short-term medical recovery. Info: (952) 221-2123.

Optimist Club The Eden Prairie Optimist Club is a civic organization with an emphasis on programs that benefit and recognize the youth of Eden Prairie. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Chanhassen American Legion, 290 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen. Visitors are always welcome. I n fo : rocky @ l hot or

Alcoholics Anonymous An Alcoholics Anonymous Men’s Meeting is set at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Preserve Center “Barn,” on the second f loor, 11221 Anderson Lakes Parkway, Eden Prairie, next to the tennis courts. Info: (612) 210-1312, Brian.

Eden Prairie AM Rotary The Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Biaggi’s Restaurant in the Eden Prairie Shopping Center. Info: (612) 759 -9150, Dick Ward.

Civil Air Patrol The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Viking Squadron offers a cadet aerospace education program for kids ages 12 to 21 years. Senior officer members are age 21 and older. Viking Squadron covers the southwestern portions of the Twin Cities area and meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Road. For more information contact Lt. Col. Barney Uhlig at (952) 937-2924 or buhlig @ CAP National Headquarters’ website is The Viking Squadron website is

Eden Prairie Noon Rotary The Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie. Info: (612) 7193236, Bill Dobbins.

Business to Business Networking group meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Flagship Corporate Center, 775 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 400. Info: (612) 247-3630, Heather.

La Leche League Meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of each month for women to learn about breastfeeding. Expectant, nursing mothers and babies are welcome. Info: (952) 474-5173, Deb.

Speakers by Design Toastmasters group meets from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Digital River, 9625 W. 76th St., to increase confidence, improve public speaking and develop professional leadership skills. Free. Info: and (612) 229-8386, Bruce.

Speakers after Hours Speakers After Hours Toastmasters invites you to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings are from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Supervalu Corp. Headquarters, 11840 Valley View Road, Room 203, Eden Prairie. Info:

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Salad Lunch – Wednesday, July 20. $10 for a catered salad lunch from Olive Garden, along with sandwiches and dessert. Registration deadline: July 15. Friday BINGO – 1 p.m. Friday, July 22. Suggested cost is $1 per two cards.

will be available to take your blood pressure and answer any health related questions. Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment. Biking Club – Ride 15-20 miles round trip each week with the biking club. The group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Contact Duane or Diana at (952) 448-1608 for more information. Join The Walking Club – Walk on local trails, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the center for schedule. Pickleball – Play Pickleball at Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Players of all levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and white soled tennis shoes. Contact Jerry Maas at (952) 918-0500 for more information.

Senior trips


Senior trips leave from the Senior Center. Pavek Museum of Broadcasting (St. Louis Park) – From 12:15-4 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Cost is $13. Registration deadline is July 7.

Several driver safety courses are offered. Call (952) 2798050 for information. Tai Chi – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 12 to Sept. 6. Cost is $42 for six sessions or $56 for eight sessions.

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From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Christian recovery program for those with a “hurt, habit or hang-up.” Music, teaching, testimonials and small groups. No cost, no registration required. Info:

T he Eden P rai rie Community Center at 16700 Valley View Road offers fitness classes geared toward seniors. Call the Community Center at (952) 949-8470 for more information. RSVP at (952) 279-8050 for the following events: Health Insurance Help – On Thursday, July 21, trained volunteers will be available to help with questions about confusing Medicare and health insurance forms, as well as counsel peoples in selections of supplemental health insurance. Call (952) 279-8050 to make your one-hour appointment. Foot Ca re Cl i n ic – On Wednesday, July 18, Happy Feet Footcare Inc. will provide an assessment of foot conditions, foot massages and soaks, basic nail care and information on self-care and prevention. Call (763) 560-5136 to make an appointment. Blood Pressure Clinic – From 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 7, a volunteer nurse

Contact the Senior Center for more information on trips and special events. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the Original Pancake House. Breakfast Club – 9:30 a.m. July 8 at the Original Pancake House. Breakfast is on your own.

Business Igniters Meets 7:15-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Eden Prairie Community Center. More information is available at getreferred. Info: getreferred.

BNI Networking Group F rom 7- 8 : 3 0 a.m. Thursdays at Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, international networking group focuses on referrals. Info: or (952) 8906524, Ext. 7568, Paul Turney.

Eden Prairie Lioness The Eden Prairie Lioness Club is a volunteer organization of civic-minded women representing a cross-section of the community. The club meets at 6 p.m. the fi rst Thursday of each month (September through November and January to May) at Camp Eden Wood, 6350 Indian Chief Road. Meetings include a guest speaker and club discussion. Info: eplioness@comcast. net.

Super Speakers Toastmasters Group meets from 7-8 a.m. Fridays at Supervalu, 11840 Valley View Road. Free for all. Info: (952) 294-7410 or steve.d.clifton@supervalu. com, Steve Clifton.

Overeaters Anonymous From 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, men and women use the 12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous to stop eating compulsively. Info: (952) 237-1168, Adam; and odat0487@ and (952) 943-8422, Sarah.

Minneapolis Commodores The Minneapolis Commodores, a member of the Barbershop Har mony Society, welcome all men, young and old, who enjoy singing to come and experience the pleasure of barbershop harmony and camaraderie. The group practices at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Richfield. Call Rich at (952) 829-7009 or go to

H2O Masters Toastmasters group meets 7:30-8:30 a.m. the second and fou r t h T ue s d ays of ever y month at Culligan Water, 6030 Culligan Way, Minnetonka. Info: or (952) 912-2429, JoAnn.

Tagtalk Toastmasters Meets noon-1 p.m. Thursdays at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters, 7601 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Details are at and (612) 291-7585.

Datamasters Toastmasters group meets 8-9 a.m. the fi rst and third Friday of each month at Datalink Cor p., 8170 Upla nd Ci rcle, Chanhassen. Info: cleeman@ or (952) 279-4852, Cheryl Leeman.

Midday Mumblers Toastmasters group meets 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays at Supervalu, 19011 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen. Info: (952) 9066470, Morgan Holle.


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W W W . C H A N H A S S E N D T . C O M

The following upcoming events take place at the Eden Prairie Senior Center at 8950 Eden Prairie Road, unless another location is given. To register for the programs and services, call the center at (952) 279-8050, unless otherwise specified. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; evening and weekend hours vary. To display artwork at the center, call (952) 279-8050.

Special events

Weekly events Mondays Sen ior Si ngles Cof fee Klatch – 8:45-10 :30 a.m. at Dunn Bros., 8107 Eden Prairie Road, for senior discounts on coffee. Shopping Bus – Call (952) 279-8051 by Thursday to schedule a senior van home pick up for the 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday shopping trips in Eden Prairie. Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m., no need to sign up, just bring a partner or call John Dollerschell at (952) 937-2150. Tuesdays Quilting – 9 a.m. join fellow quilters and crafters to work

on a quilt. Call Angie for more information at (952) 934-1671. Greeting Cards – 9:30 a.m. to help cut, tape and create old greeting cards into new. Bread Day – 9:30 a.m. for “end of the day” baked goods and breads donated by a local baker. Donations accepted. Party-Style Bridge – 12:153:30 p.m., no need to sign up, just come and play. Call Mary Canakes at (952) 445-0978 for more information. Cribbage – 1-3 p.m. Open to all levels of players. Wednesdays Canasta – 1 p.m. No need to sign up. Cards are provided. Call BJ Cappozzi at (951) 8205542 for more information. ‘500’ Cards – 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Just stop in and play. Thursdays Cribbage – 1-3 p.m. Open to all levels of players. Call Jerry Clark at (952) 974-7989 for more information. Fridays Men’s Coffee Group – 9:30 a.m. Tell a tale, swap a story and learn something new. Call Duane Kasper at (952) 448-1608. Bread Day – 9:30 a.m. for “end of the day” baked goods and breads donated by a local baker. Donations accepted. Partner Bridge – noon, arrive with a partner and play at 12:15 p.m. Call Lorraine Dilling at (952) 941-2060.

Monthly events Crafting – 1 p.m. Mondays, July 11, 18. Contact Donna at (952) 944- 6386 for information. Book Club – Discussing “A Walk on the Beach” by Joan A nderson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13; discussing “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Chair Massages – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14. $21 for fi rst time clients, $39 for 30-minute appointments after fi rst visit. Call the Senior Center to make an appointment. Computer Cracker Barrel – 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive. Bunco – 2 p.m. Fridays, July 15 and Aug. 19.

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS The fol lowing are loca l government meetings in Eden Prairie. Meetings are held at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, unless otherwise indicated.

mission – 6 p.m., Heritage Rooms. Conservation Commission – 7 p.m., Prairie Room.

Monday, July 11

Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission – 7 p.m., Heritage Rooms.

Arts and Culture Comm ission – 7 p.m., P rairie Room. Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Comm ission – 7 p.m., Council Chamber. Planning Commission – 7 p.m., Council Chamber.

Tuesday, July 12 Budget Advisory Com-

Thursday, July 14

Monday, July 18 Heritage Preservation Commission – 7 p.m., Prairie Room.

Tuesday, July 19 City Council meeting – Workshop in Heritage Rooms of Eden Prairie City Center, starts for council members at 5

p.m., but normally discussions on topics don’t begin until about 5:30 p.m. Regular council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chamber. Residents can discuss city business with council members during the city’s open forum from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m., and open podium from 6:50 to 7 p.m. Those who wish to take part in the open forum need to contact the city manager’s of fice (952 -9 49 8412) by noon the day of the meeting.

Monday, July 25 Planning Commission – 7 p.m., Council Chamber. Source: City meeting calendar.

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Steve Jenness

cell 612-418-2277

30 years experience fax 952-447-1211 lic#20628802

! 952-239-4110 Bumble Bee Services Housecleaning. Insured

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


Saving time, money & water Free ates Estim rsha a Call M

Cardinal Irrigation Inc. 952-292-2522 Licensed • Bonded • Insured

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Carpentry Contractors Corp. seeking full-time positions for:

Guest Service Representative/Shuttle Driver Includes Friday & Saturday Nights, F/T, P/T Apply in Person; Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Highway 5 @ Century Boulevard Chanhassen




Prep Cook, PT/FT, excellent attendance and flexible hours required. Deliveries, self-starter, phones, customer service, reading and math skills. All duties required. Discount meals, 401K. 105 W. 2nd St., Chaska. Apply within. No phone calls.

Warehouse Midland Garage Door has an opening for a dependable, hard working person in our Warehouse. Ability to lift 70 lb. Good starting pay with a full benefit package. Apply in person at: 4055 Norex Dr., Chaska, MN 952-368-3122


EMPLOYMENT Real Estate Bargains Lender-owned home, built in 1957, $64,900 New home, 3 car garage, $154,900. 24 acres of farmland, $109,900. 2-1/2 acre lots, $39,900-$69,900. 5 acre Hobby Farm, great bldgs. $219,900 Randy Kubes Realtor 612-599-7440

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

Mobile Homes 2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home. $2,200, in Shakopee. 952-2151403



ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

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

Beautician- Busy Salon. Commission or Rental. FT/PT. 952-445-3300, 952-215-9904, Debi

Carpenters/ Framing. Apprentice & lead position. FT year-round, SW Metro. Mark: 612-6854966

PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER FURNITURE PRODUCTION Waymar Industries, Inc. is a privately held furniture manufacturer located in Burnsville, Minnesota. We specialize in producing high quality tables, chairs, barstools, booth seating, outdoor furnishings, accessories and cabinetry for the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries and we are now hiring We are looking for exceptional people to join our team ensuring we continue to provide coordinated furniture solutions to the hospitality industry. Duties include general woodworking skills building, sanding, finishing and packaging chairs, tables, and booths. FT position, Monday Thursday 6:00 am 4:30 pm; Great entry level position; will train the right person. $10.25/hour entry compensation; benefits include medical, vision, dental, paid time off and more!! If you have experience in finishing wood and assembling furniture we especially want to hear from you! Learn more about us and this career including application requirements at: EEO/No agency calls or submissions please

LANDSCAPING Country Trail Tree Moving & Landscaping Service/Tree Sales Boulder Walls

952-492-6289 952-292-2050


Landscape Services 952 445-0663 X

LANDSCAPING #1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445 1-800-CUT-TREE trimming and removal. 952937-2182 Chad/ FREE ESTIMATES 612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured.


Visit our website:

Please call our jobsline: 952-380-3720 or jobs@carpentry


Classifieds 952-345-3003

Salary depends on experience: $16-22 hr GREAT BENEFITS & OVERTIME!





Handyman Ser vices

We Haul Moving


New Prague

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

X Complete

Landscape & Irrigation Services X Boulder & Block Walls X Drainage Correction X Complete Fertilization & Weed Control Packages X Aeration & Over Seeding X Dethatch & Spring Clean-Up


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

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

Call for Hours Wever i l 952-492-2783 De


Bruce Mackenthun Does It All! WindowDoor- Deck specialist! Professional services. 952-270-9166. Lic #20452534 Ins. Complete tile service, drywall painting, water damage, plumbing service. 952-607-7413 Ken's HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Installations & Home Improvements. Call Ken: 952-445-1836

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



Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs


Retaining Walls, Concrete & Paver Drives, Patio & Walks, Boulder walls, & much more!




References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


Premiere One Landscapes


A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

Schedule your Summer painting now!

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



Major credit cards accepted


Basic rough framing carpentry duties and power tool use. Requires the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, climb ladders and/or scaffolding frequently and climb/work up to 35 feet. Must be able to lift 75lbs, pass physical, BGC, and drug screen. Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our Jobs Line: 952-380-3720 or

Community Outreach Program Coordinator: 20 hrs/week with Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Must be experienced in and comfortable with public speaking. Must have excellent written communication skills, be self directed and have reliable transportation. Hours will involve some evening and weekends. Survivors of domestic abuse strongly encouraged to apply. EOE. To apply, send letter and resume by July 12th to Executive Director, SVABW, PO Box 166, Belle Plaine, MN 56011



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

Monnens Custom Builders


S.R. PAINTING: 18 yrs. exp. Insured. Commercial/Residential. Interior/Exterior. Wood finishing, Enameling, Custom Texturing, Water Damage, Wallpaper Removal. Deck Refinishing. Quality conscious perfectionist! Estimates/Consultation

Steve Ries, 612-481-8529 “Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090 Affordable painting, pressure washing, decks, fences, staining & water seal. 612-3903169


Interior/Exterior VStorm/Water Damage Textured Ceilings/Walls VInsurance Repairs VCustom Faux Finishes/Murals VFully Insured/References VFriendly, Honest Service FREE ESTIMATES 952-8 873-4 4679 612-3 366-2 2739 Paul


Let us know how we can earn your business. (952)873-6078 Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O O

Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

952-448-3761 No wall too small

Why Wait Roofing LLC

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

Roofing/ Additions New Construction Siding/ Windows Locally owned 20 + Years Jim's Cell: 612-859-4618 Mike's Cell: 612-859-4620 952-496-0921 Lic. 4960

Rainbow Painting

Buckets of Color

Environmental Lawn Care & Landscape Inc. 612-916-5296 •Complete landscape service, design, irrigation •Boulder Walls/Outdoor Patios Residential/ •Sod/Final Grade •Tree Service Commercial •Erosion Control with drainage correction Free Estimates deliver •Aeration/Overseeding/Weed Control/Fert. We black dirt


Insured, References, Licensed #20374699

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

Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899

Officeanswering phones, scheduling, customer service, multitask, computer skills. 20 hrs/ week. Resume to: applianceconnections@

Any Task... Just Ask

Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates

No dui's, must have class d license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age

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

Handy Home Repair Service, Inc.

You Call - We Haul

Starting wage $13.25 an hour DOE


This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual looking for a rewarding and challenging career. Please stop in for an application or send a resume to: Ag Power Enterprises 1051 Old Hwy 169 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Or email to


2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train

Entry Level Carpenters in our Field Frame Division

Qualified candidates will have the following skills: Working knowledge of computers. Ability to work independently or as a team player. Good oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of agriculture equipment. Be able to work flexible hours to meet customer needs.

Credit Cards Accepted

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

Carpentry Contractors Corp. seeking full time positions:

Do to recent growth, Ag Power enterprises has an opening for a parts counter sales professional. Job responsibilities include: Sells products and/or services to repair the problem and meet customers needs. Assist in putting parts away in a timely matter. Record all sales and/or counter transactions that occur. Assist in keeping accurate inventory records.


Specialized Services Inc.

HAFERMAN WATER CONDITIONING needs additional installers for residential water treatment equipment. Competitive wage & benefit package. Will train. Must have mechanical ability. Plumbing experience helpful. Call Larry: 952-224-0630 Fax: 952-894-4043

Parts Counter Sales Professional

C r e a t e s D i s t i n c t i v e O u td o o r L i v i n g

R.D. & Associates

Installer/ Service Technician



Design, Build, Maintain

Water Problems resolved Sprinkler Systems XRock/Mulch/Edger XTrees & Shrubs XBrick Pavers XRetainingWalls Over 30 yrs of quality workmanship

Basic Window installation, run power tools, work outdoors in all weather conditions, climb/ work from ladders up to 35' feet, and lift 75 lbs. Must be able to pass a BGC, drug screen and physical. Valid D/L and independent transportation required to employment.

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

Complete Landscaping


Carpenters in our Windows division


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

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

Grade A Gutters, competitive prices, free estimates. Since 1991. 952448-9943


Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440


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


Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115

BERNIE SCHREMPP CONSTRUCTION: Additions, Remodeling, Decks, Roofing. Lic.# 20636470. 612-382-4003

ROOFING 651-480-3400 Family owned since 1979

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

KREUSER ROOFING, INC. 952-492-3842 952-412-4718(cell)

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

•Roofing •Siding •Windows

952-882-8888 Call today for your Free Inspection! Family Owned & Operated

Lic# 20609967



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

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Newspaper Route: Star Tribune has avail. Weekend Routes in Bloomington area. Must be 18 yrs. & have own vehicle.

Campers Travel Trailers

Campers Travel Trailers



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


(952) 451-8188

Newspaper RoutesWeekday & Weekend routes available Adult newspaper carriers to deliver the Star Tribune in the communites of: Chanhassen, Shorewood, Excelsior, Greenwood, Deephaven, Wayzata, Orono, Long Lake, Spring Park, Mound, Victoria. Online applications preferrred and given 1st available appointments: or call Dolores @ (952) 994-5437

1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. $3500. 952-445-5473

Permanent Clerical position. Immediate openings, flexible, 20 hrs/week. Computer, telephone, filing skills required. 952-474-6258, Kathy Small business in Savage seeking dependable, reliable office help. Accuracy and friendly phone manner a must. Part time, seasonal, 2430 hours/week. $9/hr. Teresa (952)949-0734

1991 Sun Toon 24' pontoon with 40 horse Mercury motor. Good condition. Canvas cover included. $6900. or best offer 952-447-2883

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

2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. $22,800 763360-6251

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

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

1992 Fleetwood. 107K, 454 gas motor, hydraulic leveler system. fully equipped! Well maintained! $10,900. John, 952-474-9713

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$$$ CASH FOR $$$ Cars and Trucks 952-239-2598 1996 Chrysler convertible. 114K, clean. $3,500. 952-447-3444

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2005 Aerolite by Dutchman, 23'. AC, microwave, stove, refrigerator, freezer. Sleeps 8, like new. Very clean. $8,700. 952-445-4468

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Campers Travel Trailers


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

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

1987 31' Pathfinder Motorhome. $5,000/ BO. 952-496-2243

2001 Camper, 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, MN 612-7208683/ 612-599-0184

To place an ad:

Dutchman Camper 2002- 28ft. Excellent condition. Sleeps 6-8 w/queen bed. A/C, heat, appliances, plumbing works perfect. $7800. Must see. 952-474-6230


Place an ad! 25 words for $25/ online mapping Call 952-345-3003

GARAGE SALES AUCTIONS Chanhassen Sales Moving Sale. ThursSat., 7/7-7/9, 9-5. Furniture, tools, clothing, HH, collectibles, much more. 8621 Kingfisher Ct. Great prices. Cash only.

Chaska Sales 1 Day Moving Sale! Sat., 7/9, 8am. 9545 LAKEVIEW LANE. Everything must go!

Eden Prairie Sales

Eden Prairie Sales

Savage Sales

Shakopee Sales

Furniture & HH Sale! Thurs, 7/14 & Sat 7/16, 9am-1pm. Desk, sofa, table, chairs, oak shelves, lamps, weight bench, more! 7473 Eileen Street. GREAT DEALS!

Friday, Sat. 7/8-7/9. 8am-5pm. Everything from neon bar lights to jewelry. Something for everyone. 4466 W. 131st St. Proceeds benefit local family affected by breast cancer.

Living Hope Church Garage Sale Wed. 7/13, 8am-7pm. Thurs 7/14, 8am-5pm. Fri. 7/15, 8am-1pm (Fri. ½ price sale, $5/ bag) South of WalMart on 18.

Jordan Sales Geneva's Daughter Occasional Sale. At the Hub of Jordan, 231 S. Broadway. Thurs, July 14th, 10am-5pm. Fri, July 15th 10-8pm, Sat, July 16th 8am-5pm. Huge Group Sale, Clothing, Toys, HH, Furniture, Fabric and Craft. Friday, 7/15 noon-7pm, Saturday, 7/16 8am5pm. 231 S. Broadway

Prior Lake Sales

Multi Family Garage Sale Thursday 7/7- Saturday 7/9, 8-5pm. Collectibles, sporting, kids, housewares. 17882 Fruitwood Lane

Garage Sale- Downsizing! Thurs-Fri-Sat. 7/1415-16. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, etc. 14687 Glendale Ave. SE

MultiFamily Sale, 2 locations. Cross St. Ottawa & 145th St. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 6-8. 8-5pm. Baby, kids, HH, collectibles, furniture. 4895 W 145th St.

Victoria Sales Estate Sale: Fri-Sat. 7/8-9, 8am-4pm, HH, furniture, tools, knickknacks. Priced to sell! 8142 Quamoclit (1 blk north of old ballpark)

Thrift Stores

Thrift Stores

Garage Sale Mapping Easy as 1-2-3! An easy way to find the Garage Sales advertised in this week’s paper!

STUFF! For Sale 128 Meridian St. N., Belle Plaine. 952-873-6617 Mon-Thurs-Fri., 2-8pm. Sat-Sun 12-6pm.

We buy storage lockers at public auctions and the contents are priced to sell! Two NEW TRUCKLOADS OF STUFF! Come on in!!

1. Access any of our 7 websites: 2. At the top of the web page, click on the Garage Sales button

Waconia Sales Shakopee Sales Fri. 7/8, 12noon-8pm. Sat. 7/9, 7am-12noon. Tools, furniture, electronics, toys, 0-5T boys, HH, upscale decor, dehumidifier, light fixtures, hardware, more! 1464 YORKSHIRE LN

#GUN & KNIFE# SHOW July 16-17, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 Lk Waconia Event Center 8155 Paradise Lane 763-754-7140 crocodile

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Print/online package can be renewed until auto sells, all for best deal price of $39

To place your ad, go to or call 952-345-3003 Cars

1964 AMC Rambler Classic 550, 6 cyl, 4 door sedan. 51K. Same family since new. Excellent. Price reduce to $3,500. 952-470-0062


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


1988 Chev Monte Carlo SS T-Top, 305 HO Engine, original, fast, 69K, stored, like new. $9,900 or b/o. 952-445-6533, Gale


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


1977 Chev truck C-10, 350 engine w/12,500 miles, T-350 auto trans. New tires, exhaust, paint and more. REDUCED! $6,000. 952403-7858.

Trucks 1986 BMW 528e, sunroof, 5 speed, 4 door, 2.7L, good tires, good body. Reduced to $1,250. 952-426-5657 1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074

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


2002 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS, 4.3L V6, 4WD, Spray-on bed liner, One Owner!, 85,150 miles, $ 7,650, below KBB, 952-3036399.


2004 Dodge Ram 1500. quad cab. 4.7 V-8, 4WD, WC, PW, PL, Pseats, bedliner, towing package, new tires. 113K. $11,200/BO. 952686-3090

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

2002 Chrysler EX, Loaded! 3.8 V-6, rear heat & air. DVD, power side doors. PRICED REDUCED$5,595. 952-447-5620/ 612-5545800

1988, Cadillac Eldorado 78,000 miles. All original, with maintenance records. $6500. b/o 952233-2148

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

1993 Ford Ranger, extended cab, topper, 102,000 miles. V6 AT. Great mileage, cold air, runs good. $2500. or b/o. 952-447-8169

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

2004 XL F150, regular cab. 4WD, AC, bedliner, towing package. 4.6 V8, roll-up tonneau cover. 104K. $7,500/BO. 952686-3090

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In July, Saturn rules evening sky

Gentle Joey


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 east-northeastern 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 14th-15th. 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 Fourth. At that moment we’ll be 94.5 million miles from our parent star. W hi le we’re celebrati ng 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 www. or contact Karl Isensee at isensee @ or (612) 626-1841. Deane Morrison, with the University of Minnesota, can be contacted at morri029@umn. edu. Find U of M astronomers and links to the world of astronomy at

in support of Read Indeed, a local children’s literacy initiative. Read Indeed began in 2007 when Maria Keller, then a fourth-grader in Wayzata, set a goal to collect and distribute one million books for needy children before turning 18. This year, with help from M&I, 11-year-old Maria will have collected half of the books needed for her goal. For more information, visit readindeed. org/summer-book-drive-withmi-bank/.

sales during the grand opening will go to PROP Food Shelf in Eden Prairie. Healthy Training is at 6585 Edenvale Blvd., No. 100A, Eden Prairie. For more information, call (952) 3 3 4 - 4 59 4 or visit facebook. com/healthytraining.

BUSINESS Homeownership workshops Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will have a series of workshops about homeow nership and mortgages. They will discuss the home buying process step by step from getting a mortgage pre-approved to the investor who may be paying cash for a foreclosed property. The workshops will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Aug. 23; and 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through Aug. 27, at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 8353 Crystal View Road, Suite 201, Eden Prairie. To register, visit wf or email Christine.creech@wellsfargo. com.

M&I Bank supports Read Indeed M&I Bank invites the public to drop off new and gently used children’s books from June 12-July 30 at a local M&I Bank

Healthy Training grand opening Healthy Training in Eden P rai rie wi l l hold a Group Fitness Grand Opening from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The event will feature food, prizes and preview classes. Healthy T rai ni ng wi l l of fer Group Fitness, Boot Camp and Personal Training packages at discounts up to 60 percent. 50 percent of all Group Fitness

Yoga Prairie to host Sanskrit scholar Yoga Prairie in Eden Prairie will be hosting Nagindas Sanghavi from Bombay, India, on July 14-15. The 93 year-old Sanskrit scholar will be speaking from 11 a.m.-12:30 Thursday, July 14 and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Yoga Prairie, 8783 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie. He will be speaking on “In These Times” and “Myths and Legends: India’s Gods and Goddesses.” Anyone can attend but registration is requested. RSVP to Karen@yogaprairie. com or register at yogaprairie. com. The fee to attend is by donation.

“Joey is a lovely g ray shorthair cat, about two years old, who was rescued from life on the street. She is a really sweet, gentle girl with big green eyes and soft fur who loves to cuddle and purr! Her favorite game is to play in the sink and swat the dripping water! She has a lot of love to give, and if you do as well, won’t you give this sweet gal a chance at a loving home?” Contact Southwest Metro Animal Rescue at: (952) 368PAWS (7297) or swmetroanimalrescue @ Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society is in Chaska. For more information, email or visit swmetroanimalrescue. org.


Lovely Layla Looking for a little girl who has it all? Layla is about as ideal as one can fi nd. This adorable 13 pound, gray and white Shih Tzu is close to 4 years in age. She is exceptionally well behaved. Layla is an active dog that loves her daily walks, rides well in the car, and loves playing with her toys. She is friendly with other dogs. She is affectionate and generous with her happy licks. While Layla does like to cuddle, she is also independent and comfortable staying home on her own. She has done very well with potty training and responds well to praise. Layla is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and micro-chipped. Her adoption fee is $300. To add this dog to your family or for more information, visit shihtzurescuemn. org or write Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota, P.O. Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Baked Goods Donations needed T he C a r ver - S c ot t Humane Society will hold its annual baked goods sale to raise money to help abandoned pets on July 23 and 24 during River City Days in Chaska. Donate homebaked goods or a favorite store bou g ht one. Bri ng

Layla them to the CSHS tent during River City Days, from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday, July 24 at Gazebo Park, Highway 41 and 4th Street, Chaska. Stop by a nd buy ba r s, c ookies, rolls, muffi ns, cakes, pies and breads. Call (952) 368-3553 or visit car for more information.

Pet adoption planned July 16 Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. July 16. It will be hosted at Petco off old Highway 212

and Singletree Lane in Eden Prairie. CSHS is without its own building and all pets are housed in foster care. One rabbit, kittens and cats ages fou r months to seven years old will be available. Dogs two months to 12 years will be there. A ll cats and dogs have been micro-ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/ neutered. Adoption fees are $165-plus for cats and $195plus for dogs. Call the society at (952) 3683553 or visit carverscotths. org for more information on adopting a homeless pet.

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Fireworks in Eden Prairie.

Did you know?


Fried food options abound during Eden Prairie’s Fourth of July event.

A perfect night for fun and fireworks

It is believed that the first “firecrackers” were chunks of green bamboo, which were thrown onto a fire when dry fuel ran short in the Han dynasty around 200 B.C. The rods sizzled and blackened, and after a while, unexpectedly exploded. The Chinese used bursting bamboo for special occasions for approximately the next thousand years. During the Renaissance in Europe (14001500) the Italians began to develop fireworks into a true art form. Around the 1730s, fireworks shows in England became huge public displays rather than for the private amusement of royalty. Settlers brought fireworks to the Americas in the 1600s, where they were used to celebrate special occasions and impress or scare off Native Americans. The first Fourth of July celebration was in 1777, one year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The United States was in the midst of the Revolutionary war, but the displays of fireworks instilled hope and patriotism in the young nation. Source:

This date in EP history July 7, 1927 – Real estate company buys 40 acres of land from James R. Brown, it includes the old town site of Hennepin. Source: “Eden Prairie Book of Days” by Ernie Shuldhiess

Above — Isabelle Naslund, 2, keeps cool during the event. Right — Breena Buesko, 3, flashes a sparkling smile.

Turn back the page Payton Mahady, 7, from Minnetonka flipped out over some Bungee cord in the kids play area at Round Lake Park.

Below — Ben Barnhart blows a pinwheel at daughter, Maggie.

In July, 2001, a pupil was reunited with her favorite teacher. According to the July 5, 2001, issue of Eden Prairie News, decades after Alice Christopherson attended the Stanton School in Stanton, N.D., and Ione Leupp taught fourth grade there, the two ladies met for lunch at Elim Shores Senior Housing Complex. When the story was written in 2001, Christopherson was 91 years old and Leupp had reached the age of 101. Christopherson even had her fourth grade report card after all those years; it is one of two report cards that she has kept. The ladies had not seen each other since 1978 and reminisced about school and the changes they had seen in their lifetimes. Source: Eden Prairie News

Amelia Larsen was decked out in red, white and blue.


The Splash Pad at Miller Park.

Dates to remember Lioness Garden Tour – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 16332 Baywood Lane, Eden Prairie Splash Time at Miller Park 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Miller Park The Trial of Goldilocks – Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, Riley-Jacques Barn Tour de Tonka – 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, begins at Minnetonka High School


The Eden Prairie Community Band offered patriotic tunes during the event.

For more information, see the Let’s Go! Calendar on page 16.