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Dayton calls state senator’s action ‘unconscionable’ BY LEAH SHAFFER


After sweating through six match points, the Eden Prairie bench jumped in joyous jubilation as the Eagles won a state volleyball championship (Lakeville fans behind the bench weren’t nearly as excited). In a match that could go down as the most memorable in state tournament history, Eden Prairie defeated the defending state champion Lakeville North Panthers 22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 and 22-20 (the last set is played to 15 points, but you have to win by two). For more, go to page 8.


McBroom: Before adjustments, ‘take a look at the big picture’ BY LEAH SHAFFER


John Teman in his Eden Prairie home.

EP veteran to receive France’s highest honor Teman set to receive Legion of Honor BY KARLA WENNERSTROM

John Teman, 91, remembers the night before D-Day, June 6, 1944, in Normandy, France. “I remember taking of f that night,” Teman said last week. “We

got in our planes at midnight.” Teman was the pilot of a transport plane, flying through fl ak to drop paratroopers in strategic spots behind enemy lines. “I wasn’t really scared,” Teman said in a 1994 interview. “I was just f lying them in. … They were the ones that had the tough jobs. They and the ones who went ashore from

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Eden Prairie Schools Interim Superintendent Jon McBroom started work this month. McBroom will serve as the interim superintendent until a permanent replacement is selected next year. He retired from Shakopee Public Schools in May after serving 11 years with that district. Prior to being hired as Shakopee’s superintendent in 2000, McBroom served as superintendent in the Mora and Rush City school districts. Eden Prairie News interviewed McBroom Monday, prior to his first School Board meeting Tuesday. The following interview has been edited and condensed. Q: What do you see as your role in the district? A: “Basically I’m coming in to provide transitional superintendent work until the board is able to search for and select the next superintendent. My intent is to just do the duties of a superintendent and do the same things that I’ve been doing for 28 years and try and help the district move along.”


Jon McBroom is the interim superintendent for Eden Prairie Schools. Q: What do you see as some of the ongoing challenges in this district, compared to where you came from? What are the differences? A: “Probably the biggest difference

Though the legislative session is a few months from getting started, politics are already in play. E den P r a i r ie’s State Sen. David Hann has incurred the wrath of Gov. Mark Dayton a fter Hann blocked the use of $25 million in federal healthcare grants. Sen. David In a letter, and Hann press conference, Dayton called Hann’s move, which temporarily blocks the dispersal of the funds, “unconscionable.” “Sen. H a n n’s u nwa r ra nted imposition of his personal ideology on state agencies’ abilities to help people with urgent needs is unconscionable. He will severely harm 5,000 Minnesota children with cancer and their families who would be helped by the Pediatric Cancer Surveillance grant,” he wrote. Hann has demanded Dayton apologize for such statements and questioned just how urgent the grants really are. The grants affected by Hann’s action include a total of $25 million in federal funds given over five years, which will fund improvements to an electronic screening system that affects pediatric cancer patients; provide funds to prevent chronic disease among low-income populations; develop “home and community-based services for aging veterans” and offer “lower cost care” for Minnesotans affected by Alzheimer’s, according to Dayton. The grants are to be administered t h rough st ate Depa r t ment of Health and Human Services. Hann, who is the chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, has the authority to request more information on the grants. He said he talked to officials from the affected departments about the impact of holding up the funds. If you request more information, then the law says the funds can’t be accepted by administration until next legislative session, Hann noted. So it gives them the opportunity to have a hearing, he said. Hann said he raised questions about grants, which he said total $60 million, because the information provided was “very vague.” Hann said he was told that none of the grants would be used to pro-

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Sixth celebration focuses on expressions of gratitude


Eden Prairie’s sixth annual Celebration of Thanksgiving is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the sanctuary of Pax Christi Catholic Community. Planner Shehla Mushtaq said that the planning group has been meeting since summer to develop a theme and plan the interfaith service. “That’s where thinking about diversity, unity and hope came from,” she said. “ T he t heme for 2 011 i s Ex pression s of Gratit ude – Unity, Hope and Love,” according to a news release. “The evening will offer Eden Prairie residents a chance to experience and celebrate the community’s ever-increasing diversity.” One of t he goa ls of t he group is to think about what is on the minds of people in the community that year. Mushtaq said times have been hard for people, because of the recession. The event starts with a call for prayer and continues to include congregational singing, choral and hand bell anthems,

Great holiday lights photos Let there be light! We’re looking for the biggest and brightest displays of Christmas lights and holiday decorations, whether they’re yours, your neighbor’s or just something everyone should see. Share your best photo with Eden Prairie News readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB in file size – to Editor Karla Wennerstrom, editor@, before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Include your name, daytime phone number and city of residence, as well as the address of the display. We’ll run some reader photos online at and some in the Dec. 8 Eden Prairie News print edition. E-MAIL: PHONE: (952) 942-7885

Where will Santa be on Friday? Eden Prairie A reindeer-drawn sleigh, carrying a very important mall-goer, will slide into the Eden Prairie Center parking lot at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Santa is scheduled to arrive Friday near the entrances of Barnes and Noble Booksellers and Sears at Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive. Jingle bell bracelets will be given to the children in attendance, and they can also meet the reindeer and visit Santa until 8 p.m. Santa will be available throughout the holidays for visits, photos and free coloring books. “Pet Photos with Santa are Monday nights only” from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28 to Dec. 12. Info: or (952) 941-7650. Follow Eden Prairie Center on Facebook at /edenprairiecenter.

Share photos Email your favorite photos from Santa’s visit to editor@ and we might use them in an upcoming issue.

If you go What: Celebration of Thanksgiving When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Where: Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: mareandrick1@gmail. com FILE PHOTO

The children’s choir performing at last year’s event. Adults wishing to participate in the combined adult choir should attend rehearsal at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Pax Christi. dance, sacred readings, video, visual art, prayers from many faiths and a harvest prayer with stanzas read in different languages, including American Sign Language. Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens is set to join in the program. A collection will support of PROP (People Reaching Out to other People), Eden Prairie’s food shelf.

T h i s ye a r ’s event ho st (which rotates from year-toyear) is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. O t her pa r ticipati ng fait h communities include: AMCC-American Muslim Community Center, the Hindu Community, Minnesota Zen Center, Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pax Christi

Catholic Community, Prairie Lutheran Church and St. Andrew Lutheran Church, the release said. Mushtaq recommended arriving early, as the crowd for the celebration has been well over a thousand in previous years. After the event, residents are invited to share in fellowship and refreshments. To participate in the combined adult choir, attend rehearsal at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Pax Christi. Info: (Marianne Ward) – Karla Wennerstrom



Abbey Emahiser, eight months old, of Chaska awaited Santa’s arrival at Eden Prairie Center last year. Kids attending Santa’s arrival this year will receive free bracelets like Abbey’s.

See Santa Santa arrives for the season on Friday and is scheduled to be available for photos and visits on the mall’s lower level near Sears from Nov. 19 to Dec. 24 during the holiday season. For more information, visit

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Eden Prairie High School graduate Adam Bartley is set to appear in an episode of “Chuck” on NBC at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, according to his dad, Drew. In “Chuck vs. the Business Trip,” Adam plays a salesman at a Buy More sales convention.

The Eden Prairie Women of Today (EPWT) are again helping Santa send out personalized letters to children. “Imagine children’s joy and amazement when they not only receive a letter from Santa, but one that mentions a great job they have been doing, a special gift they might want and a holiday-related picture they can color,” according to a news release. “If you want Santa to send a letter to a special child in your life, just print the form at, fi ll it out and send it, along with $5 per form, to EPWT’s address (on the form) by Dec. 5, 2011. Letters will be sent out about 10 days before Christmas!” Proceeds for the project are

Boy Scouts start fundraiser Boy Scout Troop 347 of Eden Prairie’s annual Christmas Tree fundraiser starts Saturday in the parking lot of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, off Eden Prairie Road. Products include 6- to 11-


Adam Bartley gets into character. foot Fraser fir, 3- to 11-foot balsam fi r, 6- to 9-foot white pine and 5- to 9-foot Scotch pine; wreaths, balsam roping, candy canes and swags. The lot is set to be open daily from 6-8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds are used to

donated to the Children’s Grief Connection of Minnesota ( The Eden Prairie Women of Today next meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Star Bank community room, 250 Prairie Center Drive. Info: adstoner@earthlink. net, (612) 423-5701, or

Fare for All date is Dec. 6 Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, 15050 Scenic Heights Road, Eden Prairie, is the site for Fare for All, a monthly opportunity to purchase fruits, vegetables and meat for up to 40 percent off retail. The program is open to everyone. Visit the church from 3:305:30 p.m. Dec. 6 for the next opportunity to buy low-cost groceries. Info:

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tions for generating electricity, heating and cooling, through the property tax system.” City Manager Rick Getschow thanked the commission for its work. “I know that the council really relishes the opportunity for the joint meetings that we have,” he said.

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The Eden Prairie City Council had a workshop with the city’s Conservation Commission Tuesday and received an update on several projects the commission is pursuing. Commission Member Sue Brown said that the group is looking into the possibility of a fee for plastic bags at local grocery and retail stores. Brown said that the group has been pulling information together for more than a year and a half. She said the commission was seeking the City Council’s opinion on pursuing the idea of a non-reusable bag fee, as has been used in Washington, D.C. “It is not a tax. It is not a ban,” she said. The plan could impose a 5 cent fee for disposable or nonreusable bags used by consumers. Customers could buy the bags at the checkout. Part of the fee would go to the businesses to pay for the bags and administer the program. “This has actually been very successful in the District of Columbia,” Brown said. Money collected there has been dedicated to river clean-up. Bag use has gone from 270 million per year to fewer than 52 million. Eden Prairie could be the first in the state to do something like this, Brown said. Brown said that Supervalu has supported the use of a nonreusable bag fee. She said it can help businesses save money and be better corporate citizens. City Council Member Kathy Nelson said that the commission should get input from businesses at Eden Prairie Center. Council Member Brad Aho asked how much time and work would be needed to administer

such a program. Commission Chair Laura Jester said that the commission was asking the council if it should continue to look into the possibility. Sherry Butcher-Wickstrom said that there would need to be an information campaign leading up to such a culture change. She also suggested surveying the businesses that would be affected the most. “We have to first find out how it hits our retailers,” she said. Council Member Ron Case asked the commission to look into alternatives, pilot programs or “baby steps.” Case suggested bringing the Chamber of Commerce in for a meeting, as well as strategic businesses. Butcher-Wickstrom said that she was interested in the idea, but the city generally leaned toward incremental changes. Aho said, “I’m not at all in favor of having government dictate things like this.” He added that he would be in favor of working with retailers in the city to give them tools to implement a program like this on their own. Council members agreed that the commission should research the idea further. In 2 011, the commission helped to finalize a commercial recycling ordinance and an ordinance allowing pervious pavers, according to a report received by the council. Next year, the group plans to continue working on the city’s GreenStep Cities application, looking into the non-reusable bag fee, promoting recycling in city parks and researching the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program, which “allows local governments the ability to assist property owners with financing clean energy solu-

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Council hears survey results The Eden Prairie City Council heard the results of a Business Survey from Accora Research Inc. during its workshop Tuesday. The city has conducted the survey in 2002, 2005 and 2008. This year the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce helped fund the survey and added some questions. The survey, taken in late June and early July, aims to gauge the city’s business climate and find ways for the city to better serve the business community. Owners, presidents or managers of businesses in Eden Prairie were eligible to take the survey and about 350 responded. Two-thirds of businesses, 63 percent, reported being in Eden Prairie for 10 years or more. Home-based businesses make up 29 percent of local businesses,

up slightly from previous years. That’s almost 1,000 businesses, said city Economic Development Manager David Lindahl. “That’s a pretty significant number.” “ T he re c ession h a s not prompted a large increase in home-based businesses,” according to the report. The number of sales and marketing businesses increased significantly, from 16 to 25 percent from 2008 to 2011. Construction businesses went from 10 percent to 3 percent. More than threefourths of businesses rate the business climate as above average or excellent. Businesses are seeking referrals from the city, as well as help with transportation issues.


Civil Air Patrol marks 70th Eden Prairie’s Viking Composite Squadron, Minnesota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol served as the Color Guard, presenting the f lags before the Eden Prairie City Council meeting Tuesday. The group is marking the 70th anniversary of the country’s Civil Air Patrol, which was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, “by volunteers led by civilian pilots who flew their own planes at their own expense to support America’s efforts in World War II, by f lying reconnaissance missions near the country’s coasts,” according to a city proclamation. Today, the Civil Air Patrol performs emergency services operations and has an extensive youth program.


Woman faces murder charge in husband’s drug overdose An Eden Prairie woman has been charged with murder after injecting her husband with a lethal amount of heroin earlier this summer. Melanie Lynn Razo, 29, was charged with third- deg ree murder Wednesday and arre ste d T ue sd ay ni g ht l a st week. The charges stem from an incident on July 6. Eden P rai rie police were c a l led to the home of Razo and her husband, Jorge Razo-Lomeli, 42, where they found him unconscious on the floor of the basement. Razo told police she had convinced her husband to try heroin for the fi rst time,

and had injected some into his hand. Razo had been married to her husband since 2006 and lived with their 18-month-old daughter in her mother’s house on the 15000 block of North Hillcrest Court. According to the criminal complaint, Razo told police she had purchased $40 of heroin from a man in Minneapolis and injected herself and her husband with the heroin. Her husband “went down” but Razo waited seven minutes to call 911 because she did not think it was serious, according to the complaint. Her mother told police her daughter is in a

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Thank you, EP News subscribers It’s a time for “Expressions of Gratitude,” to borrow a phrase from the community Celebration of Thanksgiving (coming up Sunday). Watch next week’s issue, which will focus on many aspects of Thanksgiving, including those Black Friday sales – but also featuring a plug for buying local, our annual Gift Guide. We’ll also share the latest stories readers have submitted, this time focusing on something you’re thankful for. We would like to express our gratitude for Eden Prairie News subscribers. We are thankful for your stories, your letters, your photos, your ideas, your feedback and more – and for the opportunity to be a part of your community.

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The pokey child There are few them: did you do your t hi n gs more f r u s morning essentials? trating than a pokey Did you (fill in all child. Some kids take your essentials here)? forever to get ready in If they are off track the morning. They get and distracted, back half-dressed and then they go. Point out it is start playing. They the same every day. poke at their food. The same two to four They forget to brush st ep s i n t he s a me their teeth. Here are order. Essentials besome tips to get your fore fun. Expect your pokey child out the pokey child to do one door on time: thing and then space REAL PARENT I You first. The out – just send him things that bug us the back again calmly. most about our kids Rei n forc e t h at we are often our own faults. Wrangle want the complete routine. I Minimize distractions. No TV your inner pokey child and you will be able to tolerate your child’s fail- or gaming till everyone has comings more calmly. That means you pleted their routine (or at all in the must go to bed on time and wake up morning) is often a great rule. I Praise remembering. Be sure rested at the same time each school day – before the kids. Develop a to say good job when the checklist short checklist that you need to do is completed. Say it feels good to before they get out the door, includ- get things done and then have ing both your personal items (brush fun. I Use a moderate, calm and teeth, coffee, etc.) and monitoring theirs (their clean clothes, brushed consistent consequence as needed. haircut, breakfast, backpack, lunch- If your child does miss the bus or es etc.) and do it in the same order make you late, enforce a standard every day. If you get sidetracked consequence. He might have a like me, make a literal list of your bedtime that is a half hour earlier routine (I use the Cozi app on my until he has caught the bus successphone). Force yourself back to it the fully, you might charge $3 “cab fare” for the ride to school taken out of minute you get distracted. I Start the night before. Take allowance, or he might lose video tasks, especially decisions, out of gaming that afternoon. Remember, the morning. As part of the bedtime you getting mad is not included routine, have kids lay out their in the punishment and neither is clothes, put their backpacks and “making!” him change by escalatother needed items on the “launch ing consequences. Just have somepad” near your door, etc. Yes, I keep thing consistent that seems fair and a checklist for this routine too. makes being late more his problem I Chain together and teach a than yours. morning essentials routine. Keep Pokiness can be very frustrating, it simple with a defi ned order, for but most kids do eventually respond example get dressed, brush teeth, to drilled-in routines. Teach them to brush hair, eat breakfast. Make a follow a simple, groggy routine now, sign in the bathroom. Have the kids and you will be giving your distractchant it and hold up their fi ngers ible child a good strategy for life. or pantomime it. Get it ingrained Deb Sweeney is an Eden Prairie in their heads that this is what we parent of five children ages 8 to 15. do every day, the same way, before You can submit a topic or question we play. to Deb at realparent100@yahoo. I Reinforce the routine persiscom. Sweeney’s column appears the tently. Ask every day when you see third week of the month.




An open letter to the Hennepin County community BY RICH STANEK

Law enforcement agencies across the country face challenges due to economic change. In 2008, the U.S. had 250 officers per 100,000 residents; in 2011 that number dropped to 184. According to a recent study, 30,000 law enforcement positions will go unfilled in 2012 due to cutbacks. The Hennepin County Sheriff ’s Office already has eliminated 64 positions; we will have to reduce by 25 more full-time employees to meet the 2012 budget proposed by Hennepin County administration. Families, businesses, and other government agencies all are adjusting to limited resources. Staffing reductions also are the new reality for the Sheriff ’s Office, and they will have a serious impact on the way we operate for years to come. Volunteers, technology, and collaborative and community oriented policing are all strategies we’ve employed to minimize impacts due to staff reductions. But the current model for police service delivery is changing, and we will have to do things differently. The 2012 reductions will most likely have the greatest impact on our criminal justice partners. Reductions in jail staffing may require closing a housing unit, leaving fewer beds for housing inmates arrested by our police department partners, and also may mean longer waits for fingerprinting and booking times for arrestees. Arresting officers may have to wait in line as we work to assist with fewer staff – keeping them from patrolling their cities. Reductions will mean longer turn-around times when deputies are ordered by the courts to transport and guard inmates and patients in courtrooms and hospitals, which also means a slow down for court proceedings, increased lengths of stay for inmates, and longer times to trial. The loss of several crime lab scientists mid year, when 2009

stimulus funds run out, will likely mean longer turn-around times for evidence processing. Our Finance Division will no longer have staff to post foreclosures to the website. Since mid year 2009, the Sheriff ’s Office has activated new strategies to leverage taxpayer funded resources into force multipliers for our reduced staff. We have 125 trained Special Deputies that volunteer to work under the supervision of sworn officers, in five areas: Emergency Squad, Water Patrol, Mounted Patrol, Explorers and Mobile Amateur Radio Corps, and we have another 165 volunteers that work to provide communitybased assistance and counseling to jail inmates. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year, and we rely upon them more and more as we make reductions in paid staff. We’ve implemented strategic management solutions: improving scheduling to reduce overtime, eliminating and consolidating some service areas, and cutting back on training and vehicle and equipment replacement schedules. We’ve invested in cost-conscious ways to be more effective in criminal investigations, through intelligence led policing, improved information sharing, and coordinating crimefighting collaboratives with our state, federal and local police department and County Attorney partners. Our investigators partner with Hopkins, Brooklyn Center, Richfield, Golden Valley and Brooklyn Park investigators (just to name a few), to fight violent crime, detect and arrest drug traffickers, seize illegal weapons, and investigate gang shootings, homicides and officer-involved shootings. We’re targeting resources to areas with the greatest need. Our deputies had 7,500 contacts with residents and visitors as we provided 1,400 hours of supplemental patrolling in the Downtown Safezones District during busy evening hours this

summer. Twenty-five HCSO Deputies responded to the Minneapolis Tornado in May. Deputies have responded to a record number of drownings, and the Crime Lab has responded to 206 death investigations in 2011. Throughout the year we worked to raise awareness and collect unwanted medicines to target prescription drug abuse, the second leading cause of accidental death in the nation (the first is traffic accident), and also more prevalent than cocaine and heroin use among our kids. And right now our deputies must provide 24-hour security at the OccupyMN protests on the government plaza (at a cost of $200,000 for the first two weeks). The Sheriff ’s Office is leaner, smarter and more effective in part due to reductions that prompted these improvements. Yet, personnel, pensions, and health insurance costs, fuel and equipment costs, and food, mandated medical and prescription costs for inmates all continue to increase, and have more than absorbed the efficiencies and reductions we adopted so deliberately. And now we recognize that we can’t solve the problems in our 2012 budget by ourselves; we need to engage the broader community and work in partnership. The Sheriff ’s Office will continue to work to find smarter and more effective ways to fulfill our responsibilities, and also meet the fair expectation of residents that we do all in our power to keep them safe. As the Sheriff ’s Office is asked by the County Board of Commissioners to make even further cuts in 2012 and we shift and adapt the way we do our jobs, it’s also important to be mindful: ensuring public safety and protecting the adults and children that live, visit or work in Hennepin County must always be the first duty of government. Rich Stanek is the Hennepin County Sheriff.

ported me on Facebook, sent emails to friends reminding them to vote, offered words of encouragement, or simply – and very importantly – voted, I am especially grateful for every effort made on my behalf. I will never forget the generous support I received these past few months. I am especially indebted to my campaign team – Jessie Score, Christy Schively, Elaine Larabee, Cindy Becker, Kris Kerber and Brenda Ritzen – for their time and talents. It’s a support network anyone would be lucky to have! Thank you also to the two organizations that gave me their endorsement: Eden Prairie School District Support Staff (SEIU Local 284) and

Eden Prairie News. I very much appreciate your support and the influence your endorsement might have had on voters. There are many challenges ahead, but I have confidence that our new School Board will work together ef fectively to address them in a straightforward and open way, and that input from teachers and the community will be valued. Thank you again!


Parker thanks community Thank you Eden Prairie for reelecting me to the School Board. I am ready to serve another four years! I will continue to approach my role as an Eden Prairie School Board member with the same diligence, dedication and integrity with which I approached my fi rst term. First, I want to thank my family who supported me throughout the campaign. I also want to thank those who supported me by managing my website, coordinating signs, writing letters to the editor. Thanks to all


that came out to vote. To those who cast their vote for me, thank you for your trust in my ability to serve our district well. For those of you that decided I didn’t do enough to earn your vote, I hope I can earn your respect, support and trust during these next four years. As I have said all along, I don’t expect people will always agree with me, but I believe they will support how I came to my decisions and respect that I did what I thought was best for our kids and our community. I look forward to the next four years.

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Thank you from Bratrud I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to my successful campaign for a seat on the Eden Prairie School Board. Whether you made a financial contribution, displayed a yard sign, wrote a letter to the editor, listed your name online as a supporter, knocked on doors, distributed literature, promoted all “BEEP” candidates, made phone calls, hosted a coffee, sup-

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Karla Bratrud Eden Prairie Editor’s note: Bratrud is an Eden Prairie School Board member-elect.

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Minnesota’s storm of the century Marie



Outstanding photographs of holiday decorations


The Armistice Day Blizzard of Nov. 11, 1940 Let’s go back 71 years to November of 1940. Eden Prairie was a sparsely-populated farming community at the time and in a farmhouse, Martha Bren waited. Homes were frugal at that time without telephones or electricity. She waited anxiously for her husband, Richard, to return from his job at Minneapolis Moline in Hopkins. Following is a story from Martha Bren’s husband, Dick:

‘NEEDED EIGHT-FOOT PROBE TO FIND PICKUP’ I was employed by Minneapolis Moline in Hopkins but living on a farm in Eden Prairie. It was so mild that Nov. 11 morning that I went to work in my shirt sleeves – but about 3:30 p.m. we were dismissed to go home because of the extreme change.

Let there be light! We’re looking for the biggest and brightest – not the biggest and brightest people, but the biggest and brightest displays of Christmas lights and holiday decorations, whether they’re yours, your neighbor’s, or just something everyone should see.


Can you find the pickup in this photo? This year’s balmy Veterans Day is no comparison to 1940. I was driving to my farm and got as far as County Road 4 past the Glen Lake State Hospital where there is a very deep cut in the road. I couldn’t see where I was going because it was snowing and blowing so hard and then I was stuck and could go no further. Ahead of me about 10 feet was a car, also stuck, with no one in or around it. I left my truck and started to walk home with much difficulty. I had to walk two more miles in that deep snow. About four days after the storm, when the wind and

snow had quieted enough so I could walk those two miles back to the truck, I did so, again with much difficulty in walking. The car ahead of me belonged to a cow tester from the state; he had been coming from the state farm school at Glen Lake when he got stuck. As I arrived at the scene he was on top of the snow bank with an eight-foot rod trying to locate his car. He struck the top of what he thought was his car and began to dig down about five feet until he came across my pickup. He

saw the yellow color of my truck, knew it wasn’t his, and kept poking around until he found his own car. Marie Wittenberg is an Eden Prairie historian and author, whose columns appear regularly in the Eden Prairie News.


Share your best photo with Eden Prairie News readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB file size – to Editor Karla Wennerstrom,, before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Include your name, daytime phone number and city of residence, as well as the address of the display. We’ll run some reader photos online at and EDEN some in the Dec. 8 EP News PRAIRIE print edition.


It’s just a knife or sweating the small stuff publicnotices A man I know and love told me kindly that I am a bit high strung sometimes. Intense. Anxious about little things. “I am not anxious,” I told him emphatically. “Not, not, not anxious.” Like any wise and smart guy, he didn’t reply. Good move. But, of course, being NOT anxious, I had to pursue this line of discussion. “I am not an anxious person. I don’t worry a lot.” He raised his eyebrows. “Really,” I said. “That’s just not me.” He just looked at me with a small smile. “Enough said.” I ended that conversation. And, being the non-anxious person that I am, the person who doesn’t worry about the little things, and who doesn’t sweat the small stuff, I thought about this for the next three months. Am I anxious? Do I worry about things? Fixate on things? Could I be in total denial? And then my knife disappeared. The 12-inch butcher knife. My favorite knife. My kitchen chopping knife. The one I use on garlic and apples and chicken and

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Fox thanks voters, residents I want to take this opportunity to thank those who cast their votes for me in the recent election. I appreciate your support and the confidence you expressed in my message. Also, thank you to those who engaged in the campaign process – attending the candidate forums, submitting questions to the papers and to the candidates themselves and taking the time to evaluate all of the information available to them. And finally, thank you to all of the other candidates. Without your willingness to open yourselves to public scrutiny and present and defend your ideas and values the public debate would have been less rich and the community would be less certain of who they were voting for. Holly, John, Karla and Dave, congratulations on winning the seats to the board. I have confidence you will each do your best to serve the community and the district. I enjoyed the opportunity to compare and


cilantro. It’s “that” knife in my kitchen. It disappeared in the last week of August. That’s all I know. Where did it go? How did I lose a 12-inch knife? I became fixated on this. Ask my friends. I couldn’t stop wondering. I couldn’t stop looking. I asked everyone I know. I asked the Facebook world. Where is my butcher knife? My daughter was living here at the time. So of course, she was the prime suspect. Where is my knife? She laughed and denied any involvement. Of course. My friends, the Johnsons, were visiting from Tennessee. They became

prime suspects too. Asking your houseguests if they happened to take your 12inch butcher knife is a little bit awkward, but I managed to ask anyway. And that’s after I had already searched their room after they left. I fi gured it would be in the nightstand. They laughed and denied any involvement. Of course. I can’t fi nd the knife. Being 12 inches long, it can’t just get stuck somewhere. But I’ve looked everywhere anyway. I’ve checked through the kitchen: in the bottom of the dishwasher, on top of the refrigerator (this due to a Facebook suggestion from someone who obviously doesn’t know I’m too short to reach there anyway), in the kitchen drawers that it might be in, in the kitchen drawers that it shouldn’t be in, in the “everything” drawer that has any item that has no rightful home. It’s a sharp heavy good knife, not one used for anything other than food; nonetheless, I have searched through the garage,

contrast ideas over the course of the campaign. You have some interesting opportunities and challenges ahead of you – I hope the community gives you a chance to get your feet under you and take a reasoned approach to your work. Best of luck as you prepare to take your places overseeing the continued evolution of the district.

students and families of Eden Prairie in other ways. I will continue to advocate for the needs of all students, especially those who sometimes struggle to be heard. I trust that the new board will search for a new superintendent who is dedicated to the success of each and every student in Eden Prairie.

Tim Fox Eden Prairie

Kim Ross Eden Prairie

Editor’s note: Fox ran for Eden Prairie School Board.

Editor’s note: Ross is an Eden Prairie School Board member.

Ross thanks community

Estall thanks supporters

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the citizens of Eden Prairie for giving me the opportunity to serve as a member of the Eden Prairie S chool B oa rd for t he l a st four years. I am proud of the positive changes that were made during my tenure on the board. Recently the National Coalition on School Diversity ( expressed suppor t for t he plan being implemented in Eden Prairie. While I have enjoyed my time as a board member, I look forward to serving the

I wa nt to t h a n k a l l t he p e ople who supp or te d me during my campaign for Eden Prairie School Board. I am honored to be re-elected to the board. I will work hard to do the best job I can for the Eden Prairie School District. C a mp a i g n i n g a nd r u n ning for School Board was a great learning experience for me. It was a pleasure to talk to individuals as I walked door-to-door discussing about various issues. People gave me great insights into the mat ters faci ng t he school district.



through all the tools, through the tennis racquets, near the rakes, near the snow blower and near the lawn mower (one never knows). And still, to this day, the butcher knife is missing. Every few days, I do a little more searching. The dining room. The basement. The bathroom. Then, quite suddenly, in one of those moments so sudden I could only stop in my tracks, my mouth dropping open, I realized. I do sweat the small things. I sometimes do get a tad fi xated on things that aren’t worth fi xating on. I sometimes do get a bit anxious about things that aren’t worth the energy. I sometimes do worry a little more than I need to. I think it’s time to settle down. It’s just a knife. No big deal. Unless, of course, someone broke into my house and stole it, and that would be creepy and scary and … Just a knife. Jody Russell is an Eden Prairie web designer, photographer and writer. Her columns appear regularly in the Eden Prairie News.

I enjoyed participating in the forums about Eden Prairie Schools. The forums were well organized and there was a great turnout by the community. It was a wonderful oppor t u nit y for a l l of t he c a ndidates to sha re ideas about the district’s issues and challenges. I think all of us learned from the experience. As we move towards the start of a new term for the School Board, I am hopeful that we as a community will ra l ly toget her a rou nd t he schools. I encou rage each and every one of us to listen to each other and find consensus of how we continue to strengthen our high quality schools. I would like people to feel comfortable contacting me with thei r concer ns, comments and suggestions re garding the schools. I look for wa r d t o work i n g w it h ever yone c on ne c t e d w it h the schools and the people in our community. Thanks for everyone’s support.

John Estall Eden Prairie Editor’s note: Estall is an Eden Prairie School Board member and member-elect.

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CITY OF EDEN PRAIRIE NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS SUPPLY CONTRACT 12-6253.1 BID REQUEST FOR 2011 WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS BIDS CLOSE: 1 0 : 0 0 a . m . , Thursday, December 8, 2011 Eden Prairie City Center 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Telephone: 952-294-5902 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received, opened and read aloud at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 9, 2011, in the presence of the Utilities Manager or the designated representative at the City Council Chambers, City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota for furnishing the 2012 supply of the following: Quicklime 4,200 Tons More or Less Liquid Ferric Chloride (35%42% solution) 30,000 Gals More or Less Liquid Chlorine 9 0 Tons More or Less Liquid Carbon Dioxide 1 2 5 Tons More or Less Liquid Polyphosphate (30-34% Active) 1,000 Gals More or Less Liquid Fluoride (approx. 80% pure-25% Active) 1 7 , 0 0 0 G a l s More or Less Bidders desiring a copy of the specifications and proposal form may obtain them from the City of Eden Prairie Utilities Division, 14100 Technology Drive, Attn: Water Treatment Superintendent. Bidders may bid on any or all items; however, all bids must be submitted on the Proposal Form provided in accordance with the Specifications. The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interest of the City. All bids must be addressed to: City of Eden Prairie Utilities Division, 14100 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, and shall be endorsed thereon: Bid for 2012 Water Treatment Chemicals (12-6253.1) Bids Due: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 Addendum No. (s) _________________ included By Order of the City Council CITY OF EDEN PRAIRIE (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, November 17, 2011; No. 3239) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A FEE SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Eden Prairie will hold a Public Hearing on December 6, 2011 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, for the purpose of adoption of a fee resolution. Fees may include amounts charged for City facility use, building inspections, and utilities. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16. A copy of the proposed resolution is on file and available for public inspection at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Written comments submitted to the Finance Division by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Council packets. Additional questions regarding the proposed amendment should be directed to Sue Kotchevar at 952-949-8386. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, November 17, 2011; No. 3240) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RELATING TO ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A FEE SCHEDULE

FOR ADMINISTRATION OF OFFICIAL CONTROLS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Eden Prairie will hold a Public Hearing on December 6, 2011 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, for the purpose of adoption of an ordinance pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 462.353 establishing a fee schedule for the City’s costs in administering Official Controls. As defined in Minn. Stat. § 462.352, Subd. 15, Official Controls may include zoning, subdivision controls, site plan regulations, sanitary codes, building codes and official maps. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file and available for public inspection at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Written comments submitted to the Finance Division by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Council packets. Additional questions regarding the proposed amendment should be directed to Sue Kotchevar at 952-949-8386. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, November 17, 2011; No. 3241) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION Monday, November 28, 2011 – 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: Duck Lake Vista 2nd Addition Location: 7000 Eden Prairie Road Developer: April Alm NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal to split one lot into two lots. This is the first of at least two public hearings on this project. The meeting is televised live on cable channel 16 and rebroadcast on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. The developer is requesting the following actions by the City: • Planned Unit Development Concept Review on 1.15 acres • Planned Unit Development District Review with waivers on 1.15 acres • Zoning District Amendment within the R1-13.5 Zoning District on 1.15 acres • Preliminary Plat of 1.15 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 Friday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Commission packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, November 17, 2011; No. 3242)

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BUSINESS NEWS Named VP of sales at Clario

Non-Qualified retirement plans with two to two-thousand plan participants.”

Eden Prairie’s Clario Analytics, an expert in “cloudbased marketing analytics for multi-channel retailers,” has appointed Phil Spade as its new vice president of sales. “The sales expansion builds on its marketing investment in new branding, a new website and the launch of Clario Core and Clario Zone in the last six months,” according to a news release. Phil Spade joins Clario after serving as vice president, strategic accounts at Iconoculture, a consumer research and analysis agency. Reporting to Phil is Erik Tropple, who brings over 10 years of marketing agency experience to the role of sales director.

Joe and Cindy Team hosts food drive

Name change to IPC Ltd. Independent Pension Consultants Ltd. in Eden Prairie recently announced that its name has changed to IPC Ltd. “The company Web site www., address, and phone number will remain,” according to a news release. “The name change reflects the ability to offer more to plan sponsors, plan advisers and plan participants than solely Defined Benefit pension plans.” The business offers “retirement plan consulting, plan design, government compliance and recordkeeping services for 401(k), Profit Sharing, Cash Balance Defined Benefit and various

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Participants may also bring in non-perishable food items and 100 percent of all proceeds will be given to Second Harvest Heartland. Info: Jay and Kelly Altman, (612) 454-6409 or bootcamp@

The Joe and Cindy Team with Re/Max Advantage Plus is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive. To donate non-perishable food times, or for more information, email or call (952) 943-1324. They are offering free pickup of donations, which will be given to PROP in Eden Prairie.

Named to ‘Best Lawyers in America’ Twenty practice groups and 16 attorneys from Winthrop & Weinstine P.A. have been named to the fi rst-tier list compiled by The Best Lawyers in America 2012, including Robert R. Weinstine of Eden Prairie, a founding member of the fi rm. “Robert R. Weinstine was recognized for his expertise in Commercial Litigation,” according to a news release. “He is a nationally known trial attorney representing clients in the areas of Antitrust, Securities Fraud, Products Liability, Shareholder Disputes and related Commercial Litigation. As a founding partner of Winthrop & Weinstine P.A., Mr. Weinstine has also been key in building a successful, dynamic law fi rm. In addition, Mr. Weinstine has been instrumental in building the topnotch litigation department for which Winthrop & Weinstine is known.”

Nechama named director of operations Nechama, Jewish Response to Disaster, a voluntary organization that provides cleanup and recovery assistance to communities affected by natural disaster, has named Bill Driscoll Jr. as its new director of operations and volunteerism. The Eden Prairie organization has deployed thousands of volunteers to help communities clean up after floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Info: or info@

‘Thanksgiving Boot Camp’ Jay and Kelly Altman, owners of Altman Health and Fitness, are hosting their second annual “Burn the Fat, Feed the Hungry” two-hour boot camp. “This event is to raise money and food donations for Second Harvest Heartland and promote fitness as a healthy lifestyle,” according to a news release. The Boot Camp is set for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the SW Allstars facility, 9940 Hamilton Road, Eden Prairie. Participants can work out for 15 minutes to the entire two hours. Last year this Thanksgiving Boot Camp raised enough money and food to provide for 1,600 families. The business hopes to double the donations this year. A $30 (or more) donation is suggested, but not required.

Anderson Lakes Chiropractic coat drive An open house is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Anderson Lakes Chiropractic, 8781 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie. Participants who make an appointment will receive a free adjustment in exchange for a Salvation Army “Coats for Kids” donation. The event will also feature organic Christmas treats. “Our hope and prayer is that all children will have warm outerwear this season,” said

Named to Travel Leaders board David Lovick Jr., who coowns the Travel Leaders locations in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Woodbury, is one of six Travel Leaders nationally who has been elected to represent his peers on the Travel Leaders Franchise Advisory

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A fall and Christmas floral boutique is set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. “Get in the holiday spirit as you browse for your custom, one-of-a-kind, handmade floral arrangements for the table, mantle or front door,” according to a news release. The event is at the home of floral designer Linda Oehm, 9110 Flyway Circle, Eden Prairie. Info: (952) 942-5502.

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“The second highlight was witnessing fi rsthand the enthusiasm, helpfulness, and professionalism of our young student volunteers (and future leaders) from Eden Prairie High School. “The third highlight for me was the venue – the Sofitel. The layout lent itself perfectly for this year’s theme and the staff was great to work with and overall did a very nice job.”


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this holiday season, according to a news release. Star Bank Eden Prairie is hosting a card signing event at the bank from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. The goal for the event is to have over 500 cards signed. “The simple act of receiving a card with a holiday greeting or message of thanks is an enormous morale booster and can have a great impact on a military member,” said Harry Wahlquist, President/CEO of Star Bank and longtime Board Member and volunteer with the Twin Cities Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Cards will be provided.

City OK’s revised lease for Encore

EP Chamber holds annual fundraiser The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce held its largest fundraiser of the year, the annual gala that this year was titled “Bourbon Street Ball,” on Saturday at the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington. The event included silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment. Attending were chamber members, their guests, and high school students who helped administer the auctions and other portions of the event.

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Extra, extra at Xcel

Wilhite, Piechowski named to All-Tournament Team

Win in epic fifth set lifts Eagles to state championship BY DANIEL HUSS


f there’s a stronger word than epic, let’s hear it. Heck, let’s use it. Saturday, the upst a r t E den P r a i r ie High School volleyball team – one website listed Eden Prairie’s chances of winning a state title as the seventh best of the eight teams participating – knocked off the defending state champion Lakeville North Panthers in the state championship match with a Herculean effort, winning 22-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 and 22-20. The story? The story isn’t that Eden Prairie won, it’s how they won. Consider: Saturday’s championship match featured 32 tie scores and 14 lead changes. The last set alone featured nine match points, seven by Eden Prairie. “I don’t know,” said Eden Prairie’s Jamie Caircross, of all of Eden Prairie’s chances, “I thought we had it in the bag and then I switched to being nervous and then I thought we had it in the bag again.” Teammate Sarah Wilhite, easily Eden Prairie’s MVP, wasn’t so sure. “It was hard keeping the negative thoughts from getting into my head,” she said. In her next breath, she simply said, “but I believed in my teammates.” Where did it turn? “We called a timeout after Maddie (Maddie Reese) hurt her wrist in the second game,” said Eden Prairie Head Coach Chad Becker. “She said she could go and the team relaxed. If we lose that game, we might be talking about a different outcome.” Eden Prairie trailed 18-14 when they called the time out, yet went on to win the second set 25-21. Game on! “Lakeville hadn’t been challenged in the state tournament, they went 3-0 last year and started 2-0 this year,” said Becker. “The goal going into Saturday’s match was to put some pressure on them and see what happens.” Eden Prairie’s challenges are well documented. Eden Prairie played three, five-set matches prior to the state tournament, plus two, three-set matches while participating in regularseason tournaments. “We hadn’t lost a deciding game all season,” said Becker.

DEFENSE WINS … The adage that defense wins championships isn’t just a line. “In my six years at Eden Prairie, I might have seen double digit digs by four players maybe once,” said Becker. “This year,

Breakfast with Santa to benefit Cooperstown team Celebrate the Holiday Season at the 4th Annual Breakfast with Santa event, benefiting the Eden Prairie Cooperstown Baseball Team on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. at Bent Creek Golf Club. This event includes pancakes, french toast sticks, eggs, and sausage, an opportunity to get pictures with Santa, and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 each (children 3 and under are free). For tickets, or more information, e-mail

EP JO travel volleyball registration Registration for the 2012 Eden Prairie Junior Olympic/ travel volleyball season is now open. Girls, in grades four to 12, who live in Eden Prairie or attend school in Eden Prairie, are eligible to register. To register, go to Registration closes Nov. 26.

Winter Lacrosse Clinics Registration is now open for the Eden Prairie Lacrosse Association’s Winter Lacrosse Clinics. The instructional clinics are for boys and girls grades 2-12 (beginner to advanced). For more information or to register online, go to

EP fuels Fire run Eden Prairie’s Tommy Hanson, Tanner Steen, Brad Eral, Jake Dryer, Sam Burrows, Marcus Skonieczny, Matt Requet and Nick Hanscom were members of the Holy Family football team that advanced to the state tournament for the third time in the last four years. They were also part of Fire run that has won 26 home games in a row. The Fire season came to an end Friday with a 34-10 loss to Fairmont in the Class 3A quarterfinals. The Fire ended the season with a 10-2 overall record.

EP Fastpitch Association Board Meeting The Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association will hold its annual Board Meeting on Monday, Nov. 21 (third Monday of November), at 7 p.m. at the Eden Prairie Community Center (Room 201). All are welcome. For more information on the Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association, go to

EP Fastpitch Association Fall Clinics The Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association announces the return of its new and improved Fall Clinics. Once again, the clinics will be instructed by the Minnesota Fastpitch Association team led by Julie Standering. To see a flyer and video presentation, visit Registration is available online. Clinics will be held in the PrairieDome on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 6, 13 and 20; Dec. 4, 11, 18.


Sarah Wilhite (right) and her Eden Prairie teammates celebrate winning their school’s first volleyball state championship. In the title match, Eden Prairie rallied from 0-1 and 1-2 deficits to beat defending state champion Lakeville North 3-2. we had five players in double digits three different times and on our three biggest stages, against Hopkins in the section semifinals, against Wayzata in the sections finals and Lakeville North in the state finals.” In Saturday’s match, Cairncross was credited with 29 digs, Ellen Piechowski with 21, Wilhite with 14, Reese with 11 and Anna Domalewski with 10.

Offensively, both teams fed their best players, again, again and again. As a result, Wilhite would pace Eden Prairie with 33 kills. Lakeville North’s Alyssa Goehner answered with 34. “It was like a heavyweight fight,” adds Becker. Thrilla in Manila? How about extra, extra at Xcel? Eden Prairie opened its state

tournament run Thursday with a 3-1 win over Owatonna. Friday, Eden Prairie beat Hutchinson 3-0. “Our goals going into the season were to win our invitational, win our conference and win our section,” said Becker. “We didn’t have winning the state tournament in writing, but I know we thought about it.” Mark it down.


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Statistically speaking, EP’s got it covered Eagles blow past Tornados 35-21 in state quarterfinals BY DANIEL HUSS

According to NFL Network analyst Brian Billick, the three most important stats in football are turnovers, explosive plays and limiting explosive plays. If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that the Eden Prairie High School football team has advanced to the state tournament semifi nals. T u r nover s ? Not on ly i s Eden Prairie a plus-23, but its starting quarterbacks haven’t thrown an interception in two years. Explosive plays? Have you watched Eden Prairie play? In Friday’s 35-21 win over Anoka in the opening round of the state tournament, Eden Prairie’s fi rst play from scrimmage went for a 59-yard touchdown. Never mind that it was called back because of a holding call. If that didn’t set the tone, it should have. “I’ve got to believe they were thinking, ‘Oh, oh,’” said Eden Prairie Head Coach Mike Grant. One possession later, Eden Prairie quarterback Grant S h a e f f e r h it a s t r e a k i n g Rashawn Fountain for a 75yard touchdown. Later yet, Jacob Woodring

Wells Fargo, the corporate sponsor of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), announced Sarah Wilhite and Ellen Piechowski of Eden Prairie High School have been named to the Class AAA Volleyball All-Tournament Team. The award recognizes student athletes who demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship, team commitment, athletic ability and leadership during the state high school tournaments. Athletes are selected to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team by a panel of coaches attending the tournament. Thirty awards are presented in Class A, Class AA and Class AAA Girls’ Volleyball.

The Eden Prairie 4th-grade Black girls travel basketball team won the Eden Prairie Travel Tournament, defeating Apple Valley 36-16 in the championship game. Black averaged 41 points per game throughout the tournament. Team members include, front row (left to right): Kayla Malmgren, Julia Goetz, Anna Veire and Gabriella Cook. Back row: Head Coach Evan Davis, Kayla Wentzel, Natalie Mazurek, Jaliya Davis, Liesl Paulsen and Assistant Coach Shari Mazurek.

TAGS accepting Fall 2 registration TAGS Gymnastics is taking registrations for its Fall 2 session in Eden Prairie. Classes are offered for boys and girls ages 18 months through 17 years (all ability levels). TAGS has provided quality instruction in a safe, positive atmosphere for 34 years. For more information, contact TAGS Eden Prairie at (952) 9205342 or

EPLA accepting girls winter lacrosse registration


Quarterback Grant Shaeffer (No. 4) gains hard-fought yards during the Eden Prairie High School football team’s 35-21 win over Anoka in the first round of the state tournament. would rip off a 57-yard run. Last, but not least, Andrew Larson would return a kickoff 50 yards. By comparison, Anoka, the team with statistically one of the top offenses in Class 5A football, counted 16 yards as its longest run, 21 yards as its longest pass.

The week before, A noka rushed for 479 yards in its win over Blaine. On Friday, the Tornado running game was limited to less than half of that (51 carries for 202 yards). Enough said. Larson, looking healthier than he did in last week’s 6-3 win over Minnetonka, rushed

24 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Shaeffer was an efficient 3-6 for 158 yards and one touchdown. But not all was good as Eden Prairie lost tackle Nick Davidson to season-ending leg injury. Not only is Davidson Eden

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Registration is now being accepted for the Eden Prairie Lacrosse Association’s girls winter programs. Session I: Four weeks of clinics (Mondays, Jan. 9-30) will consist of lacrosse instruction for girls grades K-6. Players will be divided into K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 groups. Eden Prairie High School coaches Judy Baxter and Beth Patterson will lead the instruction. Equipment required: girls lacrosse stick, goggles, colored mouth guard, water bottle and tennis shoes or cleats. A limited number of sticks and goggles are available to borrow. Session II: Four weeks of league play (4 V 4 and 7 V 7) for third/fourth-graders and fifth/sixth-graders runs Monday, Feb. 13, through Monday, March 5. Leagues consist of small-sided games with coaching. Players are required to have a U.S. Lacrosse membership ( ). To register, go to

EPHS Sports This Week FOOTBALL Friday, Nov. 18 ......................................State Tournament at Metrodome ..................8:15 p.m. GIRLS HOCKEY Friday, Nov. 18 Cloquet .....................................................7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Proctor ........................................................... 3 p.m. GIRLS SWIM/DIVE Friday, Nov. 18 ......................................State Meet at U of M ......................................... 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 .................................State Meet at U of M ......................................... 6 p.m. DANCE TEAM Tuesday, Nov. 22...................................Lake Meet @ Edina............................................. 7 p.m. For schedule changes or directions to away games go to or call the Eden Prairie High School Student Activities Hotline at (952)975-8120

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Eagles send 8 swims, 3 relays to state BY DANIEL HUSS



A male and female deer prepare to mate during the fall rut.

Mating ritual of whitetail deer PHOTO BY DANIEL HUSS

Kira Zubar’s 4:47.81 500 freestyle time resulted in both a section title and a meet record. In addition, Zubar would qualify for the state meet in the 200 freestyle, placing third with a time of 1:51.34. proaches the state meet in such a good position. “Everyone who swims,” said Boston, “can score points.” Kira Zubar, for example, fi nished fi rst in the 500 freestyle (4:57.81) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:51.34) at Saturday’s section fi nals. She enters the state meet seeded No. 1 and No. 3. Eighth grader Bre Thorne sits in the same boat. At the section meet, she fi nished fi rst in the 100 backstroke (57.55) and second in the 100 butterfly (56.75). She enters the state meet as a No. 3 and No. 4 seed. Ellie Suek finished with a pair of threes, placing third in the 500 freestyle (5:06.62) and third in the 200 individual medley (1:51.34.). She enters the state meet seeded No. 6 and No. 10.

Rachel Baker, second in the 100 backstroke at the section meet (58.28), enters the state meet as a No. 7 seed. Sarah Coolidge, fourth in the 100 butterfly at sections (59.84), is a No. 23 seed at state. Eden Prairie placed third at sections with each of its relays. At state, Eden Prairie’s medley relay is seeded No. 9, its 200 free relay No. 5 and its 400 free relay No. 6. “Great spots,” adds Boston.

HIGH NOTE(S) Beating a state cut isn’t a prerequisite to having a great section meet. Emma Novak, the only senior of Eden Prairie’s state team, swam a 2.12 in the 200 individual medley on Saturday. Her best time going into

the season was 2.17. Aline Ahmed did the same in the 100 butterfly, improving from 1.04 to 1.01; ditto for Sydney’s Ungar’s 100 backstroke. She’d been a 1:06 for most of the season. At sections, she was a 1:01. Breaststrokers Erin Russoniello and Chantelle Tullemans would also cut time, big time. Russoniello went from 1.13 to 1.10; Tullemans from 1.15 to 1.09. “It’s good to have a good swim on Thursday,” adds Boston, “it’s great to repeat it on Saturday.” This year’s state meet, held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, begins Thursday (today) at 6 p.m. Swim/ fi nals are scheduled for Saturday (6 p.m.).

Sports Preview: Part I Editor’s note: Preseason Eden Prairie High School winter sports coverage begins this week with a story on EPHS’ girls hockey teams. Coverage will continue next week with girls basketball and Dance Team stories. A complete collection of EPHS winter sport schedules can be found at

Let’s get physical? Girls hockey coach thinks so BY DANIEL HUSS

It’s not as if the Eden Prairie High School girls hockey team is about to become the 2011-12 version of the Broad Street Bullies, but they’re trending in that direction. Out goes that fi nesse team that used to make drop passes at the blue line and then skate to the outside. In comes a team that’s going to crash the net … and anything in its way. “Since I wasn’t here last year, I can’t say it’s a new system,” said fi rst-year Head Coach Jaimie Grossman, who has coached at Holy Angels and Prior Lake for the last 15 years, “but from what I remember, Eden Prairie was more of fi nesse team. This year, we’re going to be more physical, especially in the defensive zone.” Defensively, Eden Prairie returns five of last year’s six starters, plus one of the top goalies in the state. Given t h at , Grossm a n doesn’t expect the other team to score a lot of goals. That doesn’t change the fact the team with the most goals wins. “Last year’s top line generated about 80 percent of the team’s offense,” said Grossman. “We’re not going to have

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Prairie’s best lineman, but he’s arguably the best lineman in the state. Eden Prairie’s starting defense would also give up a


Alison Peluso, Michelle Jamar, Rachel Olson and Becky Sear are the captains of this year’s Eden Prairie High School girls hockey team. a line like that. Instead, we’re going to go three deep and wear other teams out.” Question: Where is Eden Prairie going to get its depth? “We’re a young team,” said Grossman, adding that his roster includes three freshmen. Lastly, he said he plans to coach a strong team. “We’re going to spend a lot of time in the weight room both this month and next month,” he said. “That might cost us

games, but it should help in the long run, as stronger players don’t get injured as often.” Bottom line: Grossman expects that his Eagles will be better in December than they will be in November and better in January than in December. “We don’t talk wins and losses,” he said, “but playing three good periods of hockey. If we do that, we’re going to be pretty good, especially late in the year.”

Eden Prairie was scheduled to play its season opener Tuesday with a home game against Eagan. This weekend, they’ll head north to play Cloquet and Proctor.

season-high 21 points. “Stats don’t mean a thing, not at this stage of the season,” said Grant. “We could win 55-54 and I’d be happy.”

where it faces Totino-Grace in a Class 5A semifi nal game. Wayzata and Cretin-Derham Hall are on the other side of the bracket. Totino-Grace advanced to the semifi nals with a 21-17 win over Prior Lake. “They play like champions,”

said Grant, of watching the Eagles on tape. “They’re not as physical as Minnetonka or Wayzata, but they play hard. In some ways, they’re similar to us.” Friday’s game, at the Metrodome, is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m.

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For more than two weeks I have been waking long before dawn, dressing to be outside in cold weather and heading out into the dark. After a long familiar drive I strike out into the woods in search of whitetail deer. It has been my absolute pleasure to watch the transition — or should I say transformation — of the placid and congenial nonbreeding male and female deer into the half crazed, breeding-frenzied deer. When I first started searching for the deer to photograph for an upcoming book, the deer were calm and relatively content. The breeding season hadn’t started. Most of their time was spent feeding and milling about. All I needed to do was to sneak about to get close enough to get some portrait shots of these magnificent deer. It would be safe to say there weren’t any interesting behaviors going on at this time. Day after day I would find the deer feeding. They weren’t moving around much so I could reliably find the deer in the same place. The male deer, known as bucks, had already rubbed off the velvet on their antlers and were just killing time before the breeding season. The females were just hanging out together with their fawns from last spring. We’ve been experiencing one of the nicest autumn weather patterns in many, many years. No snow, cool temperatures and very little rain has lead to unprecedented amount of time I’ve been able to spend in the field. This has allowed me to spend extra time studying in detail the deer behaviors. The first big change in behaviors happened over night. One day there wasn’t many scrapes in the woods. (See my last article for more about scrapes). Then, and just like that, the woods were filled with patches of bare ground indicting the bucks were scraping the ground with their hooves to lay down their scent to entice the females into breeding. It was almost as if someone flipped a switch and suddenly the breeding season, also known as the rut, was in full swing. Within one day of the increased scrapes found in the woods, the bucks were starting to

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follow around the females. At first the females, who are called does, seemed totally uninterested in the bucks. In fact, the majority of the time the does, when approached by the bucks, would retreat to thick cover of sapling trees or a tangle of shrubs where the bucks with their large antlers couldn’t go. The does would remain inside the protection of the thick vegetation until the bucks would leave. They would also run away, sneak around, or lie down to avoid the attention of the males. In the world of deer, males always initiate breeding. Unlike elk, which is the deer’s larger cousin, the males do not acquire harems, but rather pursue single females, one at a time. Females may only be receptive for 24 hours so the bucks often spend a long period of time pursuing the female. He will make a variety of snort-like calls, release a very pungent order, make scrapes on the ground, charge after the female with his antlers down and much more. All of this is believed to help move the female into estrous, or the time in which she can be impregnated. As the female becomes closer to being ready to breed, she will allow the buck to approach her and actually make contact. The male often smells around her genitals and licks the fur on her back and hind legs. When she is ready she will hold her tail up and over to the side and won’t move when the male bumps into her. Mating often takes place at night but also occurs during the day. I’ve photographed this several times in the past week. It lasts only a moment and the male moves off to find another receptive female. If for some reason the female doesn’t become impregnated, she will move into another estrus season in 28 days. At this time the roles reverse with the female becoming the aggressor and the male, which has worn himself out during the first breeding season, becomes passive and almost uninterested. The rut lasts only a couple weeks. Here in the upper Midwest it is all wrapped up by Thanksgiving. Further south the rut starts later and lasts until Christmas. Right now the males have changed their behavior one more time and are now chasing females through the woods. I often walk/run many miles each morning in order to keep up. The rut is wearing me out also. Until next time ... Stan Tekiela is an author, Eden Prairie’s city naturalist and wildlife photographer from Victoria who travels the world to study and photograph wildlife. He can be followed on Twitter and Facebook and at www.

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he Eden Prairie High School girls swim/ dive tea m placed third (40 0 points) at the Section 6AA Meet, finishing behind first place Edina (523 points) and second place Minnetonka (457 points). At this week’s state meet, Eden Prairie is projected to finish third, behind both Edina and Minnetonka. Yes indeed, Lake Conference/Section 6AA swimming is that good. “G et Sti l lwater to come here,” said one 6AA fan,” and you’ve got your state meet.” For what it’s worth, Stillwater and Wayzata, another Lake Conference team, are also projected to fi nish in the top five. Go figure. In actuality, Eden Prairie’s section meet was half living up to expectations and half heartbreak. The first part equates to sending eight swims plus three relays to the state meet; Part II involves the swimmers that may have posted their best times of the season, but just missed out on beating a state cut. “It’s heartbreaking for the swimmers that missed out,” said Eden Prairie Head Coach Kelly Boston, “but there’s a difference between scoring points and making it. “Depth just keeps getting weeded out,” adds Boston. “It happens at sections and it’s going to happen again at state.” It’s true. Depth can be a difference maker in a true team format, but means little in a section or state-meet format. In the latter, it’s all about scoring points, meaning placing top 16 or better. That’s why Eden Prairie ap-

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the water.” Then he and his crew headed back to England, “hit our bunks and went to sleep.” He said he was asleep by the time the troops hit the beach.

AN ‘INTERESTING ASIDE’ Teman wrote in a personal history, “Our group of 80 of the total of 1,000 planes that night was one of the few that hit their designated drop zone with their troopers. “An interesting aside regarding this occurred in England when our g roup comma nder, Col. You ng, made a bet with a battalion commander of the airborne that he would drop his troopers within 300 yards of the drop zone. A few weeks after the ai rbor ne d rop, Col. You ng got a letter with payment of the bet. The letter stated that our group dropped within 200 yards of the drop zone at St. Mary Eglise.”

LEGION OF HONOR W h e n T e m a n’s n e p h e w Dona ld G. Pel linen of Livermore, Calif., read a story about another World War II veteran who was set to receive the Legion of Honor, he submitted his uncle’s name for consideration. “I read the article and ba-

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vide direct services and no one would be at risk if the money was not accepted right away. “These grants are not being used to provide any direct services to anyone,” he said. To say that if they don’t send the money out right away they’re putting people’s lives at risk, “that’s just wrong and it’s reprehensible for the governor to suggest otherwise,” Hann said. “For a governor to scare people like that is very wrong,” he added.

NEXT STEP At t his poi nt, t he fu nds may be destined to be distributed because the governor has asked the head of the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget to resubmit

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is that Shakopee was a rapidly growing school district. Part of the challenges there were to make sure we had the facilities and programming in place for a growing district. Whereas, Eden Prairie is a school district that is what I would call more stable. There’s probably very little change, relatively, in population. “It’s not the same kind of environment of growth that was in Shakopee. “[There are] similar issues with trying to come up with quality programming for a diverse community … “Shakopee … has changed attendance boundaries and things because of how the population was growing and | Eden Prairie News Teman wanted to be a pilot, but didn’t have a college education. He went to the Twin Cities, passed a college equivalency and got his wings in December, 1943, he said. After the war, he and wife Jean had three children, all born and raised in Eden Prairie, he said. He worked for IDS in downtown Minneapolis. Teman bought 36 acres in Eden Prairie off of what is now Singletree Lane, and was involved in the development of that area.

The Legion of Honor France’s Legion of honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. “It has been conferred on illustrious individuals in all walks of life.” “The emperor intended membership in the Legion of Honor to be a distinction of such illustriousness that it would fire people’s imagination, spur soldiers to valor and be held in high esteem in other countries.”


The Legion of Honor has been given to many foreign veterans who were part of the liberation of France. Some Legion of Honor awardees from the United States include Julia Child, Walt Disney, Jerry Lewis and Audie Murphy. Source: Embassy of France in Washington website, Wikipedia


This photo is taken from Teman’s book, “Lifetime Memories.” Teman was a pilot in the 9th Troop Carrier Command. Teman wrote that Troop Carrier Command’s mission was “the delivery of airborne troops behind enemy lines to disrupt enemy forces, to assist ground forces in accomplishment of the military objective. The group also did air medical evac missions and resupply of advancing ground troops.”

sically it said that they were awarding the Legion of Honor to veter a n s of t he S e c ond World Wa r who fou g ht i n France,” Pellinen said. “Teman was a pilot in World War II who was in all the major battles in Europe, especially in France. He dropped paratroopers into Normandy and towed a glider with troops

into Arnem. Lt. Teman repeatedly fl ew missions dropping supplies to the troops trapped at t he Bat t le of t he Bu lge. Lt. Teman was awarded the Croix de Guerre twice by the Republic of France during and

immediately after the war,” Pellinen wrote. Teman was accepted in October to receive the Legion of Honor from the government of France for aiding in the liberation of France from the Nazis in

the request for funds under the state “urgency” clause. Federal grants typically arrive twice a year. If the grants arrive during the legislative session, those grants will likely be handled by legislators through the typical appro priation process. However, for grants that come in when the Legislature is not in session, a nu mber of options come into play, according to John Pollard, communications director for the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget. I f the Legislature is not i n s e s sion t her e a r e mu ltiple steps that could come up through the Legislative Advisory Commission (LAC) process, he said. “In October, the administration as a whole submits to the Legislature all of the requests that have come in,” Pollard said.

At that point there’s a 20day review period. In the case of the Health and Human Services grants, Sen. Hann put in a request to look at those g ra nt s du ri ng t h at 2 0 - d ay review period, essentia l ly stopping the funds from being expended, said Pollard. However, since Hann’s action, Minnesota Management a nd Budget Com missioner James Schowalter has resubmitted the request for funds under the “urgency” clause. That al lows for a 10 - day review period by the members of the LAC, (Speaker of the House, Senate majority leader, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, chair of the House Ways and Means committee and chairs of the committees that oversee the funds, in this case including Hann.) During that period they can request a hearing to review the funds, said Pollard.

After holding that hearing, members can make a recommendation to proceed with the expenditures. “However that recommendation is not binding ; The administration can go ahead and expend those funds,” said Pollard. Hann asked, If the grants were so urgent, why didn’t the state designate them as urgent in the fi rst place? “None of these were designated as urgent,” he said. “All we’re suggesting is that these kinds of things need to have the scrutiny of the pubic and the Legislature,” he said.

moving within the district. Eden Prairie has had similar challenges. I see those as being the same.” Q: What made you decide to come out of retirement and apply for the Eden Prairie position? A: “I had said last year, when I said I was going to retire at the end of the year, that I was going to take four to six months off and just try some different things that I hadn’t done for a while, but that I was going to do something, I just wasn’t sure what it was. “When I got a call regarding this position, it just felt like something that would be of interest, and give me a chance to see what being an interim superintendent was like. I’ve always regarded Eden Prairie as a quality district and the chance to come here and

spend a little time and experience what it’s like in a stable district, which I hadn’t had for a while, was interesting to me … And, the nice thing was, it’s for a time period that sort of fit into my schedule, so it worked out.” Q :What were your thoughts coming into this district? Eden Prairie has had a very tumultuous past year. Have you previously gone through something like that? A: “I’ve experienced three rounds of attendance boundary changes in 11 years in Shakopee, so I’ve been through that and I understand, I think, the concern that people have anytime there’s change, that things are different than what they’re used to. “I don’t think it’s unique that there are concerns when you’re

doing those kinds of changes in a district. Hopefully I can lend a little perspective about that and I can help contribute with helping with the continued transition of the district and looking at things and determining if there’s some suggestions I can make about how some things can be tweaked or adjusted as we move forward and as the board determines how it’s going to continue the transitions.” Q: I know a number of parents would like those changes to be rolled back. How do you address the concerns of that group of parents? A: “Before you start making a bold number of adjustments you have to take a look at the big picture and where you’re at and what your goals are and change does take some time. Frankly, I haven’t been here long enough to really know a whole lot about

WWII, Pellinen wrote.

‘GREATEST GENERATION’ Teman grew up in Duluth. A f t er Pe a rl H a rb or, he said, “The enlistment line ran around the block.”

Noureddine Tayazime of the French Consulate in Chicago confi rmed that Teman is scheduled to receive the honor. It takes a few months for the medal to be presented. T e m a n r e c ei v e d s e v e n Bronze Star Medals, received the Air Medal three times and received the Croix de Guerre twice. “There’s going to be a ceremony someday, I suppose,” Teman said. “I don’t get excited about it. “I was there. I’m proud of that. That’s why I’m getting an award from the F rench government. Because we flew and liberated France from the Nazis,” he continues. “There’s not many left to give it to.”

More about health care grants According to a letter from Gov. Mark Dayton to State Sen. David Hann some of the health care grants would provide the following services: “Connect 5,000 cancer-afflicted Minnesota children and their parents to potentially life-saving research through the expansion of electronic diagnosis reporting that reduces the time required to inform families of treatment options from six months down to four weeks; “Provide grants to local governments and tribes, home to more than 3 million Minnesotans, to assist populations with the greatest health disparities and reduce their incidence of chronic disease, tobacco use, and obesity – which, together, add billions of dollars to the cost of health care in Minnesota; “Develop a system of home- and community-based services for aging veterans; and “Offer lower cost care alternatives to 17,000 Minnesotans with Alzheimer’s disease.”


Hann said he was told that none of the grants would be used to provide direct services and no one would be at risk if the money was not accepted right away.


“These grants are not being used to provide any direct services to anyone,” he said.

the specifics of things. It’s my goal to educate myself and listen to others over the next two or three months and work with the board to try and see where we’re really at and what we might want to be going for.” Q: Have you had experience with the board’s style of governance before? A: “No, because I don’t think that that’s a model that’s used very extensively in Minnesota and I was not involved in that type of governance in any of the three districts that I served.” Q: What’s first on your agenda? A: “What I’ve been trying to do is meet people; get into the buildings; start to learn what issues and what initiatives are going on in the district that may need some support from myself. “… To begin to provide sup-

port and leadership for the board’s activities and for what’s going on at the school district, which is going to take awhile to figure out where everybody is, and what’s going on in all the buildings and where we’re at and there’s an amount of time that it takes to do that and that will keep me more than busy for the next two or three months. Q: Anything else you’d like to add? A: “One of the big items going forward is to select the next superintendent. I’m viewing my time here as a bridge to that time. “I think it’s an exciting time and an opportunity for the board and the community and the staff to participate in that entire process and make a selection on where you’re going in the future.”

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‘Cookies for the Troops’ Members of the Summerhill Cooperative of Eden Prairie, 7610 Smetana Lane, will be mixing, baking and packing boxes of peanut butter kiss cookies for our armed forces serving abroad at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 in the Cooperative’s Great Room. “This is one way the Cooperative’s members feel they can thank those men and women who are serving our country,” according to a news release. Info: (952) 944-0903 or

Disability Awareness Committee sets event Eden Prairie’s Disability Awareness Committee is planning a community book club event for teens and adults from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the city of Eden Prairie’s Heritage Rooms, 8080 Mitchell Road, lower level. Reserved copies of “Look Me in the Eye” by John Elder Robison are available at the Eden Prairie Library. Robison is set to interact with the group at the event as he’s piped in to address the group and respond to questions, according to a news release. His book describes his struggles with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, and how it affected his efforts to forge relationships and interact socially.

Jim and Jean Brost of Eden Prairie announce the engagement of their son, Riley Michael Brost, to Laura Nicole Peterson, daughter of Greg and Deb Peterson of Eden Prairie. Laura graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 2004 and attended the University of Minnesota, where she graduated from the Carlson School

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Anderson is pictured here on Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s Inauguration Day. Pawlenty started that day at Wooddale. of Christian marriage and role models for many in our Wooddale family.” A retirement celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, is set at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, 6630 Shady Oak Road. Individuals will give tributes and share remembrances. Masters of ceremonies are scheduled to be Julie Nelson from

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the addition of a roundabout, according to the city website. Construction would start in 2012. The meeting will be held in the Great Room. Enter Door 2 on the north side of the building.

Help Operation Christmas Child Items for Operation Christmas Child are being accepted during “National Collection Week” Nov. 14 to 21. The organization has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. You can drop off your shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas at a variety of Twin Cities locations, including Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie. Collection times are 2-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday; 4-7 p.m. Wednesday; 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 6-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Info: occ.

Open house set on Shady Oak The city of Eden Prairie has planned an open house from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, to discuss changes on Shady Oak Road. The city, county, MnDOT and Minnetonka are working on plans to improve Shady Oak Road between and including Highways 62 and 212, in addition to improvements on City West Parkway, including


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Lioness seek gardens for tour The Eden Prairie Lioness Club is seeking gardens that will be highlighted on its 12th annual garden tour on July 15, 2012. If you have a garden to show, or would like to suggest a garden, contact Jean Myers at (952) 937-2865 or pjmyers@usfamily. net. The Eden Prairie Lioness is a local community service organization. A ll proceeds from the event go back to the community.

‘What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie’’ Volume 2 of the cookbook is available now. This cookbook can be purchased by contacting Tammy Brooks at (952) 937-8205 or at Dunn Bros coffee shop on Eden Prairie Road. The recipes are from friends and family members from Eden Prairie. There are recipes from Vikings players, wives and coaches, Eden Prairie fi refighters, teachers and more. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools, Eden Prairie Historical Society, Eden Prairie fi refi ghters and Bridging.

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In June, the Rev. Leith Anderson announced his decision to retire from his position as senior pastor at Woodda le Church in Eden Prairie, effective Dec. 31, 2 011. Anderson has b e e n Wo o d dale’s senior pastor si nce Jan. 1, 1977. A Leith retirement celAnderson ebration program is set for Sunday, Nov. 20, to honor Anderson and his wife, Charleen, for their ministry at Wooddale, according to a news release. “For 35 years, the Andersons have ministered to and through Wooddale Church. Their involvement in the life of Wooddale Church has been felt in many ways, not just from the pulpit,” the release said. During that time, the church campus moved from Richfield, constructing its distinctive building in Eden Prairie. Wooddale has also started nine daughter churches in the Twin Cities metro area and built a second campus in Edina. Anderson has written several books and started the Faith Minute broadcast ministry, which grew from a local radio program to include short 30and 60-second audio and video features aired on local radio and TV and the Internet, the release said. Church Chairman Pat Mazorol said in the release, “Wooddale has been extraordinarily blessed to have as its pastor one of today’s most gifted servants of Christ and his church, supported, encouraged and advised by his life’s companion. Leith and Charleen have been more than our spiritual fi rst couple, they are a model



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Meat eaters unite Mr. Pig Stuff BBQ & Catering specializes in pulled pork, brisket and ribs, and also serves chicken, turkey and sides. Customers can buy family or office quantities or meat by the pound. Mr. Pig Stuff caters festivals like Derby Days in Shakopee or parties with anywhere from 10 to 500 people. Meat is smoked for 14 hours and sides are made fresh each morning. Plan on pickup orders in winter, as there’s no indoor seating. Winter hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday Summer hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Location: 835 First Ave. W., Shakopee Info: (952) 233-7306 or




The three siblings who run Mr. Pig Stuff at the former Taco Loco location keep the restaurant open all winter for takeout. From left—Nate McCormick, Staci McCormick and Chris McCormick pause during morning prep time.

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he menu of Mr. Pig Stuff in Shakopee could come with a warning for those ordering takeout: Caution, delicious smell may cause distraction from driving or operating heavy machinery. Once you get the food from the car to the table, the meat makes it worth the wait. Yes, you can order sides. No, you don’t go to this barbeque spot on County Road 69 in Shakopee to order salad, unless you mean a side of potato salad. Well, who do you think you are? You like meat. At Mr. Pig Stuff – the name is a play off the song – it’s all about the meat. The restaurant specializes in pulled pork, brisket and ribs. A favorite is the applewood-smoked pulled pork sandwich. What started as a pig-roasting pastime for the McCormick family turned into a catering and restaurant business. Three siblings run the place – Chris, Staci and Nate McCormick. The catering came first. “That’s how we started, is hog roasting,” said Chris, the oldest

of the three. “That got big. We were booked up every week in the summer.” Eventually they were using a church kitchen to keep up with demand. “People started asking us to do sides, and all the stuff besides hog roasting,” Nate said. They decided to bite on a newspaper ad for the building that once housed a Taco Loco and Dairy Queen. The restaurant across from Rahr Malting Co. opened in May 2010. The catering continues. “We still do a lot of hog roasting every weekend,” Staci said. So far, they haven’t done any advertising for the restaurant, but over the summer their window saw lines of more than 15 deep during lunch. People heard about the place word of mouth. Some stop over from Rahr Malting, or sometimes semi-truck drivers pull over before heading out to the highway. “Really diverse group of people that comes down. Blue collar, white collar, police,” Chris said. Mr. Pig Stuff will remain open this winter but with reduced hours. “A lot of people call ahead and pick it up,” Staci said. Most of the business at the restaurant is takeout this time

While the sides are good, it’s all about the meat at Mr. Pig Stuff. Owner Chris McCormick said they get a lot of repeat customers from those who try the pulled pork sandwich. It’s also one of his favorites. “I like the pork. I do,” McCormick said. of year because there’s no indoor seating. People can eat outdoors during summertime on picnic tables. The McCormicks are hoping to move again to a location with indoor seating and also possibly to get out before road construction starts on that stretch in 2012-2013. “We’ve been looking for a bigger spot,” Chris said. But he also said the current place has character. “It’s always been a spot that’s been about good food in a unique

little location,” Chris said. It does seem to have its fans. If you’re planning on nominating Mr. Pig Stuff to be featured on a show like Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” someone has already beat you to the punch. Chris said customers have sent in recommendations for such shows. But the McCormicks are hoping to be in a bigger building before gaining national exposure. “It’s hard to keep up as it is,” Chris said.

I called the liquor store 28 times just to ask if you were there. I hung up when the clerk recognized my voice. I don’t care. I just want to know that you’re still there. I want to know that I can still get to you. I still have the old bottle that you were in when I first found you. You didn’t know I kept it did you? It still smells like you. Sometimes I pull it out and smell it when I’m listening to Air Supply. That’s our band, you know. Air Supply. Have you seen me slowly driving past the liquor store? Eleven times yesterday. I do it to see you in the window. That’s not weird is it? Think of it this way: I’m only looking out for you. I’ll always be there for you. You took some good pictures for your website. I printed some of them and taped them to my bedroom wall. And ceiling. And mirror. Some of them really show off your beautiful label. I think about your label a lot when I’m at work. I think about your dark cherry and anise flavors, too. I try not to think about them when I’m at church, though. Nothing good can come of that. And don’t go sharing your voluptuous mouth-feel and your exotic liqueur flavors with someone else. I don’t know what I would do. Do you understand? I just don’t know what I would do. Another customer almost bought a bottle of you. I talked him out of it. Then I bought the bottle myself. See? I told you I would always be there for you. I told you I was looking out for you. That’s why I’ve also written a 13,000-word manifesto explaining how perfect our love can be on the side of the box I brought you home in on that first perfect day. I really love getting close to you like this. Enough talk. It’s time to put on some Air Supply and pull out your old bottle again. This week’s recommendation: Bogle, Petite Sirah Port ($19.99): I know. Creepy. But it’s pretty much the way I feel when I become infatuated with a wine that so captures my full attention. Bogle Petite Sirah Port is one of those wines. It makes me want to build a little cozy room in my basement, buy a case of it, and lock us both inside so we can be happy all by ourselves. Forever. To read more of Kris Barber’s insights on wine, visit his blog at or

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NOV. 17 ‘DRACULA’ A terrifying and passionate new musical based on one of the most frightening novels ever written. It is a thrilling drama and a Gothic romance. Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian age, the production follows Dracula’s lust for blood and a small band of mortal men and women who must face his overwhelming seduction and supernatural powers. Not recommended for children 12 and under Time: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 Cost: $12-$18 Location: Minnetonka Theatre, 18285 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345 Info: or (952) 401-5898

OWLS AND OWLETS: WHO IS HIDING? Parents or caregivers and their preschoolers ages 2 and older can explore indoor activity stations as they learn about camouflage. Sing songs, read a story, and discover how animals can hide. The group will go outdoors, search for hiding animals and play hide and seek with pretend animals. Reservations required; reference activity #412903-16. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 Cost: $5 per person Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or

BTAC’S INSTRUCTORSTUDENT ART SHOW Bloomington Theatre and Art Center will host its annual Instructor-Student Art Show featuring original artwork by students of Bloomington Theatre and Art Center’s Education Program and the teaching artists who have guided them through their work in the past year. Students and their instructors will be treated as peers as their work is exhibited side-by-side. Time: Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; exhibit runs Nov. 17-Jan. 13 Cost: Free Location: Bloomington Theatre and Art Center’s Atrium Gallery, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington Info: (952) 563-3575 or


NOV. 18 SANTA ARRIVES Santa is arriving at the Eden Prairie Center and children will be able to pet his reindeer and receive complimentary jingle bell bracelets. Time: 6–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 Cost: Free Location: Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 941-7650 or

ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto Nos. 3, 4, 5 6 and 1.” Time: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 Cost: Adults $10-25; children $5 Location: Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie Info: (651) 291-1144 or

‘A SILENT NIGHT FOR PEEF’ Peef, the Christmas Bear, was created from scraps of material provided by Santa’s elves. After a wonderful

beginning to his life at the North Pole, Santa asked Peef to become a special gift to a lonely child. Peef of course said yes. Now Santa visits Peef to see how things are going. What he finds is not what he expects: a torn, dirty toy that has lost his voice. What is Santa to do now? Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Nov. 18-Dec. 26 Cost: Adults $15; children 2-7 and seniors 60 and older $12 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins Info: (952) 979-1111 or


NOV. 19 TASTE OF SCANDINAVIA Enjoy a variety of traditional Scandinavian treats including lefse, krumkake and sandbakkels at St. Andrew Lutheran. Time: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Cost: $8 Location: Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 937-2776 or standrewlu. org

CHRISTMAS TREE LOT 2011 Boy Scout Troop 347 of Eden Prairie is opening its tree lot for the 2011 season. Time: Nov. 19–Dec. 20: 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6–9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie Info: Sheri Dodd, (612) 618-6545

‘CINDERELLA’ Adapted especially for the Old Log Theater with music and lyrics by Bob Williams, this rags-to-riches tale about a servant girl who is transformed into a princess is full of music, humor, magic and audience participation. It is intended for youngsters of all ages and embraces the holiday spirit. A concession lunch of hot dogs, chips and cookies will be available at noon for all shows. Special appearance by Santa Nov. 25 and Dec. 18. Time: 1 p.m. Nov. 19, 25-26, Dec. 3, 10, 17-18, 26-31 Cost: $16 Location: Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior Info: or (952) 474-5951

BOOK TALK: ‘STILL STANDING’ Authors John Kriesel and Jim Kosmo will share the story behind their book “Still Standing.” When SSG John Kriesel lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion, no one expected him to survive. “Still Standing” is the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others, including many strangers. Time: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Cost: Free Location: Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen Info: (952) 227-1500 or www.

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole family. The November theme is Buckthorn Bust. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 19-20, 26-27 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

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he sixth annual Eden Prairie Community Celebration of Thanksgiving is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the sanctuary of Pax Christi Catholic Community. To join the combined adult choir, attend rehearsal at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Pax Christi. “Congre-

gational singing, choral and hand bell anthems, dance, sacred readings, video, visual art and prayers from many great faiths will be included. A collection will be made in support of PROP (People



Reaching out to Other People), Eden Prairie’s emergency food shelf. The evening will end in shared fellowship and refreshments.” This year’s event host is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other participating faith communities include: AMCC-American Muslim Community Center, the Hindu Community, Minnesota Zen Center, Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pax Christi Catholic Community, Prairie Lutheran Church, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, the release said. Info: (Marianne Ward)


student, and David, who lives across the street. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Nov. 20 Cost: Adults $20; students and seniors $17 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or

The Minneapolis Kennel Club Show and all-breed competition will be held. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Cost: $8 Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee Info:



Join a naturalist in the Wildlife Viewing Room to discover the birds and other wildlife that visit the birdfeeders. Miles Davis was one of the great visionaries and most important figures Observe and identify the birds feasting on seeds and suet that’s put in jazz history. The JazzMN Orchestra will perform a concert in tribute to this out for them to enjoy. For ages 3 and older. much-revered jazz contributor. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Cost: Free Cost: $29-$31 Location: Richardson Nature Location: Hopkins High School Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Performing Arts Center, 2400 Bloomington Lindberg. Drive, Minnetonka Info: (763) 559-9000 or Info: or (866) 811-4111



NOV. 20 A FAMILY AT WAR – WITH EACH OTHER John LaBatte presents “Causes of the Dakota War of 1862” based on 20 years of research into his family’s involvement on both sides of the war. Time: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Cost: $2 suggested donation Location: The Pond House at Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info: (952) 563-8738 and

‘WE GATHER TOGETHER’ Thanksgiving is coming and Cele and Alicia have no idea what chaos it will bring into their lives. These two sisters, who couldn’t be more different, have lived together and depended on each other for more than 50 years. Their comfortable routine is upended when they meet Jennifer, a local college

Singer, guitarist and fiddler Charlie Daniels has been writing and performing country and southern rock classics for more than 40 years. Time: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Cost: $29-$38 Location: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: or (952) 4966563

VICTORIAN THANKSGIVING Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and live music in the Town Hall. Afterwards, enjoy a special program about Thanksgiving. Food service is 1-2 p.m. and is provided by Dangerfield’s Restaurant. Those 21 and older may bring wine if they wish. Reservations required; reference activity #438407-52. Program is for ages 18 and older. Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Cost: $35 Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. County

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BIRD WATCHING TREK Search for migrating birds including warblers, raptors and waterfowl. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and field guide and dress for the weather. Led by volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel. Time: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Cost: Free Location: Old Cedar Avenue Trailhead, 9500 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley


REJOICE! A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS Pianist Mary Beth Carlson and guest musicians will be performing Christmas tunes for all ages. Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Cost: Adults: $15; ages 16 and younger: $8 Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 9201 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington Info: or (952) 934-2319


The Twin Cities Bronze, an ensemble specializing in English handbells, brings you an afternoon filled with seasonal music. Time: 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Cost: Concert is free, however you must pay to gain admittance into the Arboretum Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Blvd., Chaska Info:

The Eden Prairie Women of Today’s annual holiday party is a potluck social event with time for the Letters from Santa project that benefits the Children’s Grief Connection. Time: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Cost: Free Location: The party will take place at a member’s house, if you would like to join, contact the Membership Vice President, Barb, at the email listed below. Info:

‘WHITE CHRISTMAS – THE MUSICAL’ The Chaska Valley Family Theatre is presenting a holiday musical by Irving Berlin. Time: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 and 11 Cost: Adults: $15; age 17 and under: $10 Location: Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen Info: (952) 250-7206 or

LA DANSE FATALE’S 7TH ANNUAL NUTCRACKER BALLET CLINIC Children ages 3-12 are invited to participate in the 7th annual Nutcracker Ballet Clinic. Time: 12:45–3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4

ACADEMY OF RUSSIAN BALLET’S 10TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER Academy of Russian Ballet dancers will be performing this authentically Russian classical version of the holiday fairytale. Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 Cost: Adults: $29/$23; Seniors: $19; Children $17 Location: Eden Prairie High School Performing Arts Center, 17185 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie Info: (612) 636-3167 or

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Th e following upc oming events take place at the Eden Prairie Senior Center at 8950 Eden Prairie Road, unless another location is given. To register, visit the center, mail in your registration or visit edenprairie. org. For other information, call (952) 279-8050. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. To display artwork at the center, call (952) 279-8050.

The Eden Prairie 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: Line Dance – 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 to Jan. 6. Cost is $36. Join The Walking Club – Meet on the lower level of Sears at the mall entrance, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the Senior Center for schedule. Pickleball – Play Pickleball from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Eden Prairie Community Center. Players of all levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and whitesoled tennis shoes. Contact the Senior Center for more information. Cost is $5 for nonmembers. Foot care clinic – Nov. 21. Cost is $33. Call (763) 560-5136 for an appointment. Health Insurance Help – Dec. 16. Call (952) 279-8050 for

Special events Holiday Lunch – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Cost is $10. Turkey, potatoes, vegetables, dinner roll, beverages and pumpkin pie for dessert. All are welcome. Deadline for preregistration is Dec. 1.

Senior trips Senior trips leave from the Senior Center. “It’s a Wonderful Life” – 12:15-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Live radio play plus appetizers, entrée and holiday dessert. Lunch, transportation and show included. Cost is $68. Register by Nov. 28.

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Weekly events

Several driver safety courses are offered. Call (952) 279-8050 for information.

Mondays S en ior S i n g le s C of fe e 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. Crafting – 1 p.m., bring your own project to work on and socialize. Tuesdays Quilting – 9 a.m., to help with creating a quilt or work on your own. Call Angie at (952) 934-1671 for more information. 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 – 12:15-

Red Hat Chapter 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. OK C or ra l Lu nch a nd Shopping in Jordan – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Cost is $10. Register by Nov. 23. Info: (952) 279-8050.

Monthly events Bunco – 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. No experience necessary. Join in to play this interactive dice game.

Woodshop The woodshop is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening hours also available. Participants must take two -hour training. Fees are $ 2 0 per quarter or $ 5 per visit. Info:



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To add a meeting to our list, or update a listing, please email or call (952) 942-7885.

Caregiver recognition Family caregivers and care recipients are invited to the Prairie Adult Care “Caregiving Recognition Event” from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. A community resource fair and dessert bar will be open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about valuable services while networking with other care partners. Chair massage and gifts for caregivers will also be offered. A Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held after the resource fair from 2 to 3:30 p.m., facilitated by LeeAnn Eiden, MSW from Senior Community Services. To learn more about the support groups or the adult day center, visit or call (952) 949-3126. Prairie Adult Care is in Victory Lutheran Church at 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. There is no charge.

Norske Club Eden Prairie has had a Norske Club for over 30 years, and it is seeking new members. “Only about half of our members are Norwegian, so it’s not a requirement, and the club is open to all.” The group meets monthly. Next meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Eden Wood Center on Indian Chief Road in Eden Prairie, near the Glen Lake Golf Course. A traditional Norwegian lunch and program – and a few Ole and Lena jokes – will be shared. Info: Don, (952) -937-1288, or lifelong Eden Prairie residents Bob Carling and Hawk Nyhammer, (952) 934-8789.

Bogleheads Meet the Bogleheads: A local group of do-it-yourself investors who use common sense, low-cost methods to successfully manage their own finances is set to meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Chanhassen Library in the Lewis room. At the next meeting, the group wi l l review the Boglehead investing principles and Rick Ferri’s new book, “The Power of Passive Investing.”

Camp Eden Wood, 6350 Indian Chief Road. “As an Eden Prairie Lion you’ll help your community, gain valuable skills, network with others, energize your life, make an impact and have fun,” according to a news release. Info:

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.

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. Brent Halweg at (952) 9373535 or CAP National Headquarters’ website is The Viking Squadron website is

Alzheimer’s Resource A resource group oriented to male caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease meets on the last Thursday of each month at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail (Room 247) in Eden Prairie. Meetings are

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.

Eden Prairie Lions The Eden Prairie Lions is a volunteer organization of civicminded people representing a cross-section of the community. The club meets the fi rst and third Mondays of the month at


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PLAYS ON WED & THURS NOV. 23 & 24 THE MUPPETS (PG) 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:15, 9:25 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG) 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:25, 9:30 SPECIAL 12:01 AM SHOWING OF TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN ON FRI., NOV. 18

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.

The fol lowing upcoming events are geared toward Eden Prairie seniors, but are not affi liated with the Eden Prairie Senior Center.

55-plus Driver Improvement The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55-plus Driver Improvement Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 (four-hour refresher course) at Summit Place Senior Campus, 8501 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. Cost is $20. Info: or 1-(888)-234-1294.

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at the center to play at 12:15 p.m. Call Lorraine Dilling at (952) 941-2060. Party Bridge – 12:15-3:30 p.m., no need to sign up, just come and play. Call Shirley at (952) 934-3461 for more information.

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(No shows start before 4:00 P.M. on Fri., Mon. & Tues. Nov. 18, 21 & 22) PUSS IN BOOTS (PG) 12:35, 2:30, 5:102, 7:002, 9:053

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.

3:30 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 ‘500’ Cards – 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Just stop in and play. Thursdays Canasta – 1 p.m. No need to sign up. Cards are provided. Call the Senior Center at (952) 279-8050. 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 or fi nd one

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La Leche League Meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of each month for women to learn about breastfe e d i n g. E x p e c t a nt , nu r s ing 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: or Bennie.R.Leonard@supervalu. com.

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

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Pit Orchestra excels in EPHS musical

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Performances of the Eden Prairie High School fall musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” are set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19 and at 1:30 p.m. 19 at the high school Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens over age 60 and $7 for adults. Tickets are on sale at the EPHS East Entrance Box Office from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 14-18. The ticket line is at (952) 975-8008. T hou g h you m ay ra rely glimpse the performers, the Eden Prairie High School Pit Orchestra excels during the show. According to a news release : “A lt hough behi nd the scenes (literally under the scenes), the musicians work hard to enhance the performance, which requires strong focus. Coming in on cue with songs and musical bridges is key to the continuity of the show. “Eden Prairie High School has dedic ated per for mers, both on and under the stage.”

Student to play at Carnegie Hall Two EPHS students have been selected to participate in the “2012 American High School Honors Performance Series” at Carnegie Hall in February. Jackson Mullett, an Eden Prairie High School junior, will play trumpet in the Honors Band, while Keeheon Nam, a sophomore, will play clarinet in the Honors Orchestra. Accordi ng to a news re lease, “the American High School Honors Performance

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DePaul University The following area students from Eden Prairie enrolled this fall as freshman at DePaul University in Chicago: Emily Beh, Samantha Gordon and Nikki Malina.

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Beauty and the Beast Pit Orchestra students include: Kayla Espindola, Sarah Mattison, Max Tuttle, Danielle Stacey, Joanne Jiang, Anna Metfessel, Lindsay Lundeen, Keeheon Nam, Marcie LaCerte, Ella Johnson, Eric Wadnal, James Carlson, John Kronlokken, Philip Homen, Jackson Mullett, Jess Pollino, Jacob Hann, Tyler Wastl, Leanne Zhang, Catherine Johnson, Alisha Carlson-Peters, Christian Wheeler and Celina Nelson. Series at Carnegie Hall was established to showcase some of the most talented student per for mers i n high school today. Through an individual nom i n at ion a nd s ele c t ion process, accomplished students are brought together in New York City with peers to comprise the Honors Choir a nd Honor s I n st r u ment a l Ensembles. Several days of rehearsal under the direction of renowned music conductors, culminate in a life-changing performance at Carnegie Hall. C a r ne g ie H a l l r epr e s ent s excellence in musical performance, making it the perfect venue for the Honors Performance Series to showcase its student performers.”

EP student designs musical set The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline opens its 2011-12 season with Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. The rollicking musical comedy will be performed in the Humanities Fine Arts Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre from Nov. 16-19, 2011. Remaining performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on

Jackson Mullett and Keeheon Nam will play in the “2012 American High School Honors Performance Series” at Carnegie Hall in February.

Eden Prairie Community Education is again offering a series of Holiday Cookie Classes. To see the full schedule of classes and register, visit or call (952) 975-6942. New this year are two classes: Holiday Cookie Bake for Peanut Allergies for Ages 16 and older on Dec. 12 and Holiday Cookie Bake for Adult and Child on Dec. 4. Also new this year is that the cookies will be baked for students in large, commercial ovens by teaching staff. Cost is $34 to register. An additional $12 (food cost) is payable to the instructor at class. Students will end up with 10 dozen cookies.

CMS has fall play Performances of Central Middle School’s Fall Play: “Showdown at the Hoedown” and “The Paper Bag Bandit Rides Again” are set for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the CMS Multipurpose Room. Tickets cost $2 for seniors and students, and $4 for adults.

Private school fair is Nov. 17 Area independent schools will be hosting a private school fair from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Edina Community Center. According to a news release, “this will be the first school fair of this size and scope to be

hosted by Twin Cities private schools, and it is a one-stop-shop for families who are interested in exploring the area private schools without having to travel to each one. Schools that will be represented are: Academy of Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Bethany Academy, Blake School, Breck, Calvin Christian School, City of Lakes Waldorf, Cretin-Derham Hall, DeLaSalle, Friends School of Minnesota, Groves Academy, Holy Family Catholic High School, International School of Minnesota, Lake Country School, Maranatha Christian Academy, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy, St. John’s Preparatory, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Thomas Academy, Trinity School at River Ridge and Visitation School.” The Edina Community Center is at 5701 Normandale Road, Edina. For more information, call (952) 918-1816 or (612) 7287763.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at EPHS Performances of the Eden Prairie High School fall musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” are set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 19 at the high school Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens over age 60 and $7 for adults. Tickets are on sale at the EPHS East Entrance Box Office from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 14-18. The ticket line is at (952) 975-8008. People may reserve tickets by calling the ticket line. Someone will call them to confi rm the

reservation. They cannot accept credit cards. All reserved tickets must be picked up during regular hours at the EPHS East Entrance Box office or at the PAC Box Office one hour before the performance or they will be put back on sale. The PAC Box Office opens one and a half hours before performances. Tickets at the PAC Box Office will be available for that performance only. Ticket questions? Leave a message on the ticket line or email ephsdramatix@gmail. com.

Family Center offers classes The Eden Prairie Family Center offers the following family and parenting classes: Register for Spanish preschool, Family Center Preschool. The Eden Prairie Family Center still has openings for a number of preschool programs. For more information or to register, contact the Early Childhood Center at (952) 9756980 or visit famctr. Family Fun Time: Play for 0- to 5-year-olds with an adult. $ 5 per child/$10 per family. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Dinner & Baby Story Time: from 6 to 7:15, Dec. 1 Free Infant Massage: from 6 to 7:15 Dec. 8 and 10 to 11:15 a.m. Dec. 9 Free Baby Playtime: from 11:15 to 12:30, Dec. 14 Building Your Child’s Immunity: from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Boost immunity with your diet. Join Taiha Wagner, RN, to learn how our bodies interact with germs and viruses and what parents can do to build up

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Minnesota State, Mankato Luc a s Sk jef t e h a s b e en named the recipient of the $ 500 Dean Bowyer/Baseball Endowed Scholarship from the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Scott Lindner of Eden Prairie has been named the recipient of a $1,500 Federated Insurance Scholarship from the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Bethel University performers Eden Prairie students will perform in the 55th Bethel University Festival of Christmas, titled “Let the Heavens Rejoice!” The performances will take place Dec. 1-3 at Bethel University, Benson Great Hall. EP students in the event include : Melissa Ba rg ma n n, daughter of Mark and Jodi Bargmann; Taylor Bothun, son of Stieg and Marilyn Strand; Leah Hatzung, daughter of Paul Hatzung; Justin Hayes, son of Marilyn and Rod Krass.

Bethel University Honors Rachel VanHeest, daughter of Walt and Linda Van Heest of Eden Prairie, has been inducted into the Bethel University Honors Program for the 20112012 school year.



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Kirsten Amanda Halvorson of Eden Prairie has enrolled in Colgate University in central New York this fall. According to a news release, “Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 272 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to undergraduate research, off-campus study programs and residential education. Colgate offers 52 majors to a diverse student body of 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams.”

Saturday. Professor of Theatre Tap Payne designed the set, assisted by Brittany Ottum, Eden Prairie, who is completing her senior project in scene design.




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Teens Alone offers counseling Free walk-in counseling hours are available through Teens Alone. According to a news release, “Teens Alone is a free counseling service for teens, young adults (up to 22) and their families who live and/ or attend school in the Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park or Wayzata school districts. Counselors are also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis at the Teens Alone office at 915 Mainstreet in Hopkins. “If you are looking for a free and confidential counseling service, open year round, for your young person or need parenting help, call 952-988-TEEN. www.”

Free ACT, SAT practice tests Free ACT or SAT practice tests will be held at College Tutors Eden Prairie Learning Center, 16315 Terrey Pine Drive Suite 30 0, Saturday, Dec. 10, or Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. Call (952) 285-7667 to register. According to a news release, “College Tutors mimics the setting and timing of the actual tests. Tests will be scored by College Tutors and a free, individual consultation for parents and student will be scheduled to share results, as well as areas of strength and weakness.”

Sleep out for PROP a success Eden Prairie United Methodist Church Youth gathered Saturday evening, Oct. 29, to collect food and cash donations for PROP. Twenty-six young people slept in boxes to raise awareness of homelessness and bring resources for PROP. Over $2,200 and 550 pounds of food were raised. Eden Prairie United Methodist Church is at 15050 Scenic Heights Road (four blocks west of Mitchell Road) in Eden Prairie. For further information about the ministry of the church and worship times, visit or call (952) 937-8781.

Help Operation Christmas Child Prairie Lutheran Church is collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. “Operation Christmas Child i s a worldw ide ch i ld r en’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved and not forgotten. Operation Christmas Child needs your help to reach the goal of 8.5 million children that live in war-torn, poverty-stricken, and/or disaster-ridden countries worldwide,” according to a news release. You may pick up an empty sho ebox wit h a l i st of t he most needed items at Prairie Lutheran Church, while supplies last. Or, simply pack a shoebox of your own with


Those raising awareness included Eric Myers and Ben Goodrich. school supplies, toys, necessity items and notes of encouragement for needy children. The church will collect shoeboxes in the Narthex at P rai rie Lut hera n t h roug h Nov. 20. Its Youth Ministries will then deliver the boxes to the OCC processing center, to be shipped worldwide in time for Christmas. Prairie Lutheran Church is at 11000 Blossom Road in Eden Prairie, one mile west of 169 off Pioneer Trail and Bennett Place. For more information or directions, visit or contact the church office at (952) 8290525.

Service of Remembrance T he a n nua l Ca nd lelig ht Service of Remembrance at Immanuel Lutheran Church is at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 17. Immanuel is at 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie. Info: (952) 937-8321 or

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Thanksgiving one day early Thanksgiving starts one day early this year. Join Victory Lutheran Church members at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve for a Christ-centered church service, according to a news release. Everyone is welcome to stay for a pie social following the service. It has been an annual tradition to have a wide variety of tasty pies and ice cream to enjoy along with fantastic fellowship. The service and social are set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Victory Lutheran Church, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie.

Thanksgiving service, social Prairie Lutheran Church of Eden Prairie has planned a special worship service at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving eve, Wednesday, Nov. 23. A pie social will follow the service. Guests are welcome for this free service of Thanksgiving, featuring music and a message from Rev. Joel Quie, lead pastor. Prairie Lutheran Church is at 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie. One mile west of 169 off Pioneer Trail. For more in for mation or directions, visit or call (952) 829-0525.

Breaking the rules in the spirit of Thanksgiving I’ve been thinking about breaking the rules. Many years ago when I was a pastor in another Midwestern city I was showing a guest around that city. He was a friend and a recognized leader in ministries that addressed the needs of the poor in America. He asked that I bring him to see a couple of outreach programs in that city about which he had heard. I knew the leadership of those programs and arranged for visits and tours. We were through by midday and I suggested we debrief the experience of the morning over lunch. I had made reservations at a wellknown restaurant but my friend had another idea. He suggested we step into a small diner in the part of town near the missions we had toured. We chose a place that easily qualified as a “greasy spoon.” The floor was heavily worn linoleum. The tippy tables were flanked by chairs with vinyl upholstered seats repaired many times over with duct tape. The cook worked at a grill behind the counter. His

Register for preschool classes Prairie Lutheran Preschool is opening a new January 3’s class from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 3. “We welcome the challenges of helping your child overcome separation anxiety, master toileting skills, communicate their needs and make friends of their classmates,” according to a news release. A registration forum is set for Nov. 30 at Prairie Lutheran Church. Childcare will be provided and families can register for the current preschool year or the 2012-2013 preschool year. Prairie Lutheran Preschool is one mile west of 169 on Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie. Info: (952) 942-1800 or

Temple of Eck offers events The following events are held at the Temple of ECK for the community in November: * “Let Go and Let God: Chant Hu!” from 10-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 – “Chanting this once-secret name for God, Hu, has helped people throughout time fi nd inner peace and divine love,” according to a news release. * “Discover Soul Travel!” from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 30. “Find out how to do it. Expand your consciousness. Prove your eternal nature,” according to a news release. Events are free. The Temple of Eck is at 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Info: templeofeck. org or (952) 380-2200.

Send us your religion news There are several ways you can submit a news or calendar event relating to religion. You can mail it to Eden Prairie News, P.O. Box 44220, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, fax it to (952) 942-7975, email it to editor@, or deliver it to 250 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 211, Eden Prairie. Deadline is noon on the Monday preceding the Thursday publication date. We urge that submissions be brief, to the point and typed.

nearby. When the bill came I gallantly offered to pay the bill which came to a little under $11! My friend insisted on leaving the tip which he did as we left the table. He left two $20 dollar bills and a $10! When he noticed the startled look in my eyes he just pushed me toward the cashier so I could pay the bill. On our way to the car I had to ask about the tip. “Just breaking the rules, Bernie, just SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING breaking the rules,” he said. He went on to say that he was clothes were threadbare and he thinking the lady probably had not shaved in several days. didn’t get thanked enough for being the pleasant and Our waitress was a woman kind waitress that she was. probably in her 40’s wearing My friend was also a serious a food-stained apron over old Christian and follower of slacks and a blouse. One of Christ. He said he thought it her tennis shoes was untied might just make Jesus smile to accommodate an ankle to break the rules of tipping in wrapped in an ace bandage. this way. We sat down and ordered I had the privilege in recent the lunch special and coffee years of working for a company followed by apple pie and ice founded by a man of similar cream. Actually the food and service were both excellent. We generosity. We had regular company meetings that would learned that the waitress had bring a hundred or more been working since 5 a.m. and would soon leave for her second consultants and staff together for two or three days at a hotel. job at another restaurant

Bernard E.


Typically the hotel provided meals in a private dining room and a team of waiters would be with us for the duration of the conference. Every year, at the meeting that preceded the final meal at the hotel, the founder and president would say something like this: “The bill for the conference has included gratuities for the people who have waited upon us the last few days. However, I’m thinking we need to make today the best day these people have ever had.” He put a 100 dollar bill into a hat and passed it around the room of 100 or so people. He might well have been able to make an extraordinary gift on his own but he was trying to teach his employees that giving trumps keeping when it comes to feeling good inside. He would say that “giving until it hurts” is a bogus maxim. The idea is to give until it finally feels good! Whatever you might be thinking about this little exercise of corporate persuasion, I can only tell you that never once did I hear a complaint from my

colleagues about these lessons in generosity. Thanksgiving is one holiday that is difficult to oppose. It is not overly commercialized. People of every faith and even no faith at all can warm to the spirit of giving thanks. Apart from overeating, it has few excesses. It is not a bad thing to count one’s blessings. In fact, it might be well to do so more than once a year! However, I’m wondering if Thanksgiving might also be a good time to start a personal tradition of breaking the rules when it comes to giving and keeping. In a year when the political dialogue includes voices that defend the rights of the extremely wealthy to keep it all, I have to wonder if outrageous generosity and random acts of kindness do not bless one’s soul and make God smile after all. Dr. Bernard E. Johnson shares this space with the Revs. Timothy A. Johnson and Rod Anderson as well as spiritual writers Lauren Carlson-Vohs and Beryl Schewe. “Spiritually Speaking” appears weekly.

Eden Prairie

Worship Directory

Wednesday Learning at Prairie Lutheran Prairie Lutheran Church is kicking off Wednesday Learning programs for all ages, with activities from 7-8 p.m. each Wednesday. For adults, there is a small group study of “The Story” with video and discussion. Teens from seventh-12th grade will hang out with friends and learn about God in either the confirmation class or the High School Bible study. Children from first to sixth grade will enjoy Bible activity time in the Kids Club program, or come early at 6:30 p.m. for the Kids Praise music program. Free nursery care is available for children younger than first grade. Info: (952) 829-0525 or Prairie Lutheran Church is at 11000 Blossom Road, one mile west of Highway 169 off Pioneer Trail and Bennett Place in Eden Prairie.

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Dynamic and relevant messages NInspiring music—traditional and contemporary NActive children’s, youth and adult ministry programs N

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Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Father Patrick Kennedy, Pastor

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Youth Group 6 pm Young Adults 7:30 pm

Prairie Hill Evangelical Free Church Dr. Jerry Erickson, Pastor

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ACCOUNTING SEASONAL TAX PREPARERS Jackson Hewitt Tax Service速 is seeking full time/part time temporary tax preparers for the upcoming tax season in our new office in Eden Prairie. Get in on the ground level and be part of the exciting expansion and growth opportunities for advancement. Competitive Compensation Paid. Send resumes to: ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

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

BIFFS, INC: Men & Women Drivers needed to Clean, Deliver, Pickup portable restrooms. Not just a job; a career. FT/OT. Local Routes. Full benefits package. Locally Owned & Operated. EOE/AA Employer & DOT Compliant. Application REQUIRED: 8610 Hansen Ave, Shakopee, MN 55379 or online: email:

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

Resource Conservationist II: Scott Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time Resource Conservationist II ($47,000-$56,000 plus benefits). Diverse resource planning, problem evaluation, landowner interaction and conservation practice background. BS in natural resource management, civil or agricultural engineering, watershed management or related field AND three years of related professional work experience. Application due by Dec. 2. Visit for complete job description and application or call (952) 492-5425. EOE

Reporter, full-time The Litchfield Independent Review has an opening for a motivated, enthusiastic staff writer to join our award-winning news team. Strong reporting, writing and communication skills a must. Journalism degree preferred, although we will train the right candidate. Duties will include covering everything from government meetings, courts and crime, feature stories and more. Competitive pay and benefits package. Send resume to Brent Schacherer, general manager, Litchfield Independent Review, P.O. Box 307, Litchfield, MN 55355 or e-mail:

Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel is accepting applications for the position of a Food and Beverage Director. The Food and Beverage Director manages the operation of the Food and Beverage Departments to generate a profit and provides the highest level of hospitality to our guests. Requirements: Four year degree in Business, Hospitality or Culinary Arts or equivalent and five year's experience in the front and back of the house. We also offer an excellent benefits package: 401K, Medical with flex plan, dental, life insurance, short and long terms disability, on site daycare. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel P.O Box 420, Morton, MN 56270 1-800-WIN-CASH ext. 8106 Fax: 507-697-8112

QuickLane Technician Busy automotive dealership in the South Metro is looking to add a FT Tech to our QuickLane. Qualified candidate must have their own tools & have a minimum of 3 yrs experience changing oil, tires, batteries, etc. Full benefits, 401k & PTO. Interested candidates send resume to: automotive ROLL-OFF DRIVER Looking for driver with experience that is energetic, has a good attendance record, great attitude and clean driving record with CDL license. $14/ hour+ benefits. Apply at: 5980 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake, MN. 952-2266441.

Statisticians Biostatistician (Job Code: JX11) in Chaska, MN - Assist the company's data-driven decision process by providing objective data handling, analysis and report generation. Req: Master's degree. Apply by mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Chris Schwartz, Beckman Coulter, Inc., 1000 Lake Hazeltine Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 (Must reference Job Code: JX11)

A New Career

Carver County office: Are you fun and outgoing? Take the real estate style test and find out if a real estate career is right for you.

Wyn Ray 952-556-1750

Looking to earn extra money? I am looking to contract dependable and responsible adults to deliver the Star Tribune newspaper in the Burnsville/Savage areas in the early morning hours. There is a $100 incentive available after 4 weeks of route delivery. Profit potential is from $400 to $800 per month. For more information contact John 952-895-1910.

NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train Starting wage $13.25 per hour DOE No DUI's, must have Class D license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899

Part-time Office Assistant, M-F, 10-2: Mgmt. & customer support, phones, filing, data entry. Please email your resume to:

JIMMY JOHN'S GOURMET SANDWICHES Hiring Delivery Drivers, Cashiers, Sandwich Makers, & Entry Level Mgrs., Days, Nights, Weekends. If you enjoy working in an energetic atmosphere, come in and apply at Shakopee 952-746-5990. Savage, 952-440-2200. between 2pm-4pm

Crisis Therapist Casual Intermittent Range: $ 23.53 - $34.98 The Carver/Scott Mental Health Crisis Program is accepting applications for a mental health professional: Casual Intermittent therapist; 4 to 30 hours per week with flexible scheduling which may include evening, overnight and/or weekend hours. Provide mobile mental health crisis services to adults, children and families in various community settings including two hospitals. Provide diagnostic and risk assessments, interventions, stabilization, disposition planning and consultation. Minimum qualifications MA/MS in Social Work, Psychology or related field; 2 years post licensure clinical experience; LICSW, LP, LMFT, or equivalent. Apps are available at or at Carver Co. ER,, 600 E. 4th St., Chaska, MN, 55318. Resumes requested, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. This is currently a continuous posting. Snow Removal Local company looking for snow plow operators and shovelers. We pay for exp., quick cash, paid immed. Flex. hours. Could lead to FT. 952-393-PLOW (7569) MoveSnowNow@

SEWING/ PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Growing company seeks a person to assist in sewing and all areas of production. Approx. 20 hrs./week. Flexible hrs., $10-$12/hr. Eden Prairie. Call Joe at 952934-0846 or e-mail

StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee and Chaska, weekday routes, and PT Sat/Sun Assembly positions (no driving). For further information see our website at;

tailors at a high volume location. 2pm-8pm & alt. Sat. Jackie or Lisa (952) 934-1415 Tailors on 79 th Chanhassen

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery expect to hire 20,000 holiday workers and Kelly Services is supplying them with the drivers. Kelly Services速 is hiring temporary drivers for FedEx Ground速, a small-package ground delivery company serving business and residential customers across North America. Minimum six months experience driving likesized commercial vehicle within last three years required. One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred. 21 years or older Motor vehicle record check Drug screen, background checks, and physical Customer service skills Apply today! Apply in person Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at the ground location: 5800 12th Ave East Shakopee, MN, 55379 OR Send resume to: EOE

We welcome you to submit your application to a friendly, progressive optometric office! 20+ hours/week. Optical/customer service experience preferred. Crossroads Optometric 952-447-2020

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Nursing Assistants Care Attendants Life Enhancement Coordinator Housekeeping Coordinator Please see our website at for details. EOE/AAP Cook's position. EO weekend and EO holiday. Experience a must. Apply in person or email to Keystone Communities of Prior Lake: Please contact Sarah stormoen@keystone

Head Custodian Full time, at Shakopee Junior High. Grade 7 position $16.72-$18.68 based on experience. Coordinate work of building custodians; implements and follows maintenance program. Must have 1st Class boilers license. Please visit

Guest Service Representative 3PM - 11PM Includes Weekends Apply in Person 9am-2pm Holiday Inn Express Chanhassen, MN

for full job description and directions on how to apply. Mechanic, Snowplow Operator. Full or part time. 952-445-8996, 612-749-6480 PMT Corp. now hiring for these FT positions: Customer Service Cleanroom Technicians Inside Sales Human Resources Quality Control Apply in person- 1500 Park Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317.



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Auburn Homes & Services in Chaska is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

Fireplace Installer Position Exc. benefits, medical, dental, 401k, etc. Gas fitting exp. preferred. HVAC or construction exp. required. Fax resume: 952-492-6006.


Seeking 2-3 man shoveling crew in Chaska area. 952-292-6357

To contact classifieds or 952-345-3003

House Aide $11.20/hr .8 night position awake staff. Residential group home for (6) elderly seniors providing personal cares. Community Assisted Living. Shakopee. Call 952-440-3955 Line Cook, Wait Staff, Part time Host(ess) wanted. Breakfast experienced required. Can lead to full-time. 952447-6668

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


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

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




MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen Quality Interior Painting. Reliable, Professional, Experienced. 952-334-0977 Jerry Fehn

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



CERTIFIED Home Inspections Radon & Mold Testing

952-448-3761 No wall too small

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


Why Wait Roofing LLC

952-994-4771 www.moldtesting.Pro

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


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

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

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Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

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

SIDING/GUTTERS Gutter Cleaning- most houses, $79. Professionally done. John/ Jan, 952-454-8445

SNOW REMOVAL #1 Schieber's Outdoor Services. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445, Huttner Snow & Ice Removal- Residential snow plowing, rates start @$40/ 2 car driveway. 952-261-6597 Snow Plowing- dependable great rates. residential & commercial (952)440-6900

SNOW REMOVAL Residential Snow Plowing & Shoveling Reasonable rates. Available 24/7

952-237-9605 Snowplowing: Residential driveways. Prices start @$20. Prompt/ Reliable. 952445-3408

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

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Campers Travel Trailers


Sporting Goods

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94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or 1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $8,500. 612720-2262

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

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

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

Campers Travel Trailers

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

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

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

Hunters/ Trappers: We buy fur and trade for deer hides. Sports Stop, Shakopee, 952445-5282 2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. REDUCED! $8,300. 952-836-6773

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crafters & Vendors Wanted Vendors Wanted: Shakopee Town Square Mall. Arts, Crafts & Small Business Fair. Hwy 169 & 69N., Shakopee. Sat. 12/3, 10am-5pm. 952-5167009

Antique Sales

Storage/Vehicles Inside storage at Scott County Fairgrounds. 612-919-1076

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

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

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

$$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7 $$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166 Chrysler Town & Country 2000 Minivan Auto. 164,000 miles Dependable. $2500/best offer. 952-440-1734

Antiques, Primitives, Collectibles: Old tools, Kitchen items, sleds, skis, nautical, logging, stoneware, looms, textiles, furniture. Thursday 11-17 thru Saturday 11-19 10-5pm 16383 Homestead Rd, Carver

Savage Sales HANDMADE CRAFT SALE. Jewelry, fiber art, candles, knitting, holiday gifts, plus more! Sat. 11/19, 10am-5pm. 8900 Woodhill Cir. 10% profit to Wayside House. View photos:http// kristinoppold/sets/72157 626568849705/

Consignment Stores

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HOLIDAY SALE! POTTERS Consignment specializes in, Estates, COLLECTIBLES, Jewelry, Vintage, Art, ANTIQUES, Personal Property Appraisals and more. See you soon! 590 Marschall Rd., Shakopee T-F 10-6, Sat 9-3 952-233-7323

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1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737 Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110 2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905

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1968 T-Bird, 429 automatic, new gas tank, tires, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes. Runs. Needs Restoration. Asking $1500. 952-4482015

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






1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra, silver edition. Loaded! Only 109,000K miles. V-6, 4 door, $1,100/BO. 952426-5657

2005 Saturn Ion. Blue. 5-spd manual. Well Maintained. 6-disk CD. Leather interior. Alloy wheels. 112,000k miles $5,200 952-261-9337

'95 Ford, F-250XLT, 3/4T, 2wd, 5Spd manual, 140k, wood rack, good tires, some rust, new battery, AC, $975, 952-492-2088, 612-2980851

1993 Chevrolet Suburban 4X4, 260K, starts and runs great, body rusty, great winter vehicle, asking $1200, 952447-4946

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

Sport Util Vehicles 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

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

Pontiac Grand Prix 1980 301 Engine, 4.9 Liter, 4 Barrel Overhead, New Fuel Pump, Alternator, Battery Heater, 129500K, $1800. 612418-5159

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

2009 Chev Cobalt LT. Purchased/ driven locally, like brand new, 21,000K. Black, Spoiler, PW, PL, Cruise, CD, non-smoker, more! $12,900. 952-215-5421

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 F150, 4x4, new motor, 35k, lift kit, dual tanks. ARIZONA TRUCK, NO RUST, $6000 OBO, Chanhassen, 505-803-8232

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


1997 Ford Conversion, 244,000 well maintained miles, HD tow package, $1,200.00 OBO, lots new, email for details scottlacher@ 612-2107303

2000 Ford Windstar LX 7 Passenger Van, 133,349 Miles. $1,800. 6 Cyl Engine, Automatic Runs and drives great. Craig 952-368-9689

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SouthWest Transit to open new station On Monday, Dec. 12, SouthWest Transit will open the doors to Chanhassen Transit Station, its newest, passenger facility. “This facility will meet the growing demand for SouthWest Transit (SWT) service. A significant amount of this demand comes from the city of Chanhassen and areas west of the city,” according to a news release. “The new 420-space, four-level parking structure replaces the former 120-space Market Park & Ride surface lot and provides covered parking as well as an enclosed, climate controlled waiting area. Express service will be provided to and from downtown Minneapolis and the U of M in the peak morning and afternoon hours, with limited mid-day service.” The site is just south of the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and will blend with commercial development and housing. SouthWest Transit is an award-winning transit agency providing public transportation services for Eden Prairie, Chanhassen and Chaska and will provide more than one million rides for its customers this year.

SouthWest Transit wraps bus S out hWe s t T r a n sit h a s contracted with Trans Media Group to place advertising in the SouthWest Station parking ramp, and plans are underway to expand to other ramps. The fi rst bus was “wrapped” with the Channel 5 Eyewitness News team, according to a news release. “To ensure that our standards remain high and to reassure our riders, the SWT Commission passed an official advertising policy defining the types of ads SWT will accept. All ads will need to be reviewed and approved before they’re placed on any SouthWest property,” according to the release. “Proceeds from this advertising will help fi ll shortfalls we have in our operating budget.”

Holiday lights recycling available The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM), in partnership with Clean Energy

Resource Teams (CERTs), announces the third annual Recycle Your Holidays statewide holiday light recycling program. Lights and cords are recycled free of charge. The group encourages Minnesotans to drop off old, broken holiday lights at any participating Ace Hardware and other participating locations. They are also encouraging the switch to LED lights. In fo : RecycleMinnesota. org.


spaghetti noodles, sugar, coffee, tea and fruit juice. Your cash donations enable PROP to use its buying power for food, supplies and fi nancial support for clients. Your food donations keep shelves stocked. The group appreciates the support and invites you to volunteer and use your creativity to create a PROP-themed event. If you need services or support from PROP, visit its website at, 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 to 6:30 p.m.

PROP Shop needs of the week

Minnesota fire departments, including Eden Prairie’s, have received training grants of more than $2 million. E d e n P r a i r i e r e c ei v e d $9,879.45, according to a news release. The Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) notified the departments of the grants. “The Fire Safety Account was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 2006. It is funded by a fi re-safety surcharge on all homeowner and certain commercial insurance policies in Minnesota. The Fire Safety Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety on use of the funding.”

The PROP Shop client room currently requests donations of girls and boys warm pajamas, sizes 6 through 12. 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.

PROP food shelf needs of the week

County seeks volunteers

“PROP needs your help this holiday season. PROP offers a Holiday Gift Program making it possible for about 900 lowincome children and senior citizens from Eden Prairie and Chanhassen to receive gifts this year. This approach allows you to purchase gifts that a child or senior citizen has included on a wish list. If you are willing help a child or senior by donating a gift, please e-mail Maureen Grazzini, PROP’s Holiday Program Coordinator, at for more information. Together we can support local and pay if forward,” according to a news release. PROP is currently most in need of rice, boxed potatoes,

T he Hen nepi n C ou nt y Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from the community to fi ll positions on nine citizen advisory boards, i nclud i n g : Adu lt Ment a l He a lt h Adv i sor y C ou nci l ; Capital Budgeting Task Force; City Planning Commission (Minneapolis); Community Action Partnership for Suburban Hennepin Board; County Extension Committee (Minnesota Extension Service); Human Resources Board; Library Board; Mental Commitment Attorney Panel Advisory Board; Workforce Investment Board. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31. Info:

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$266 transferable credit to humane society. Asking $200 b/o 952-5407071 01-05 Civic 2dr car mats. New, light tan, $50. 952-292-7886 15 records 33+1/3 rpm $10. 952-403-1567 1972 SkiDoo, Olympic 399cc, excellent condition, $500, 952-2334991 2 DVD recorders, players new, $125. 612-6448377 2 glider rockers, $100. 952-445-1652 2 outdoor reclining patio chairs. Comfortable, $40. 612-275-8699 2 TV's, 21, 25inch CRT, 5yrs old. $60. 952-4471420 2 twin box springs, frames, headboards. $40. all 952-440-8034 27", TV, $10. 952-4453270 30-06 deer rifle, Savage, high power, scope, $350/ BO. 952-2394329 52", Sony rear projection TV. Works great, $100. 952-236-7545 7 yr old Beagle, female, friendly, $5, 952-4523329 72, 3" round Christmas bulbs. $5. 952-403-1567 Antique icebox, beautiful piece, must see, $500 firm. 612-3874584 Antique kerosene lamp. $20. 952-447-0679 Apple laptop iBook G4 latest OS. Good condition, $169. 612-8392933 Arctic Cat snowmobile suit, helmet, men's large, g/condition. $300. 612-281-9630 Baby blankets, 4 homemade, never used, 4 cotton, $20. 612-2371300 Baby safety items for cabinets, drawers, & outlets, $10. 612-2371300

Bedroom set, queen. Dressers, mattress, mirror, headboard, sidetable, $200. 952445-4508 Bird case with several accessories. $22. 952873-2501 Black leather, Austrailian outback coat. New, $500. 952-448-9313 Blood pressure machine, self talking, new. $25. 612-644-8377 Boat, paddle boat four passenger, great condition. Asking $150. 612578-1321 Bowflex PR1000, great shape. Lightly used. U pickup, $250. 612-7990168 Cannes China vintage Worthpoint. Service for 12, $165. 952-934-0284 Car luggage, ski carrier with racks. Yakima 81wx36w $150. 952443-2650 Chandelier, polished brass finish. 6 candelabras. $25. 612-8175105 Chicago pneumatic ¼" drive, reversible air ratchet, mod/825. $35., 612-437-1255 China hutch, solid oak, excellent condition, $350. 952-440-5266 Christmas tree, 7.5 Wisconsin fir, like new. Beautiful, $50. 612-2407951 Computer chair, good shape. $40. 952-8902174 Couch and loveseat, 4 recline. New condition $500. 612-275-8699 Crosley, washer & dryer set. White, runs great. $400. 952-2399027 Desk & hutch, solid oak. Great condition, $125. 952-906-1618 Desk, off white. Sports knobs. Good condition. $15. 952-215-6012 Dining table, 6 chairs. Beautifully carved detailing. $150. 952-4406927

Dishes 8 piece Fireking 22k gold trim. Vintage $25. 952-492-7803 Dog kennel, portable, folding, 16 sq. ft. $44. 952-994-5505 Dooney & Bourke tote purse, brown. Very nice. $100. 952-492-6180 East German Shepherd Pup, $500. 612-6441753 File cabinets for $100. One legal, three letter. 952-820-5750 Glider, Dulaiter brand. White finish wood. Good condition. $69. 952-3801375 Guinea pig, female, 1 year, with all items. $30. 952-428-9338 H.D. aluminum roaster with cover. 11"Lx93/4"Wx5"D, Good Condition, $12. 952-4474961 Hawaiian themed decorations. Variety of items. $50 for all. 952-4573610 Hitchcock Rocker black, harvest, faithful. Great condition, $350. 612-799-0168 Hockey pants CCM vector black. JrXL Vector New, $61. 952-2612868 Honda, remote, startersystem. Most 08s, on up. $300. 952-292-7886 Hospital bed, electric. WhisperliteII, good condition, $400. 952-2409515 HP Desk jet 932C printer, works. $20. 952-4019601 Hutch, glass shelves, light, 2 pc., nice condition, $200, 952-8904914 Interstate utility trailer. 44" X 72" bed. $400. 952-447-5928 Invision Optical giftcard. Value $350. Selling $200. http://www. 952-270-2682 Pro-Form 950 Elliptical $100. 952-239-8521

Kids bedroom set, dresser, bookcase/ headboard, captains base, $150, 612-2758699 Kitchen double sink, black granite composite w/spray faucet. $40. 952-378-1630 Kitten, orange, 8 weeks, adorable. $5. 952-2208653 Landscape ponds, 150 gallon, 50 gallon. $30. 612-730-4965 Life Fitness Elliptical. Excellent condition, 4 years old. $385. 952492-3279 Light, fiber optic, all colors, rotating, globe. $40. 612-644-8377 Lumber, bar stools, hockey goals. All for $45. 952-496-2493 Mailbox, black, Rubbermaid, deluxe unit w/post. $35. 952-9491395 Microsoft keyboard and mouse. Like new. $30. pickup. 248-672-9352 Microwave, Whirlpool, black, 2008, under cabinet mount. $125. 952403-7015 Mitsubishi, 46" widescreen, projection HD-TV. Excellent condition, $175. 952-4489059 Nikon 4600 Digital Camera. Uses 2 AA batteries $50 952-200-0052 Nordic track, fitness machine. Excellent condition. $50. 952-937-9189 Nordic Track. Oak and chrome with led. Free. 952-447-4318 Oak entertainment center. Holds 27" T.V. Good condition. $30. 952-4478229 Oil Painting, 48"x24", Nizamas, window of the soul, $400. 952-2367545 Older, Kenmore electric oven, Free, U pickup. 612-709-9372 Shotgun shell reloader. $100. 952-445-3270

Original oil 30"x40", "The Mystics" by Lee Mitchelson. $450. 952-236-7545 Original oil, Paula Nizamas, 48"x24", Paid $1350, sacr. $400. 952236-7545 Panasonic cordless phone with answering machine. Like new, $25. 952-240-1025 Ping pong table, located in Carver, free, 952-3619609 Play Station 2, 20 games, remotes. $100. 612-203-3437 Playstation 3. 2 games. Plays PS2 games. $225. 651-260-8243 Pneumatic Sioux pistol grip, air drill. Model 1410, $135. 612-4371255 Rattan, swivel chair w/ottoman, Side table, chaise lounge, $400. 952-949-1395 Reebok Kinetic Fit Jr Med. Hockey chest, shoulder. $58. 952-2612868 Reebok, hockey helmet 4k, black, medium. NIB $63. 952-261-2868 Rug Loom Newcomb Weavers Delight, good cond. free 952-4926249 Sears, vintage, 1970's led watch. In original box, $20. 952-492-7803 Set of 8, clear, beverage glasses. Good condition, $5. 952-447-4961 Shot glass collection. 62 glasses, display case. $50. 612-203-3437 Snow blower, Honda HS35, 4-cycle, single stage. $150. 952-4456547 Snow tires, 4-Blizzaks 215/55R16, rims, Mazda 5X114.3mm pattern. $250. 952-583-5716 Snowblower, 5hp 24" MTD electric start $150. Runs well. 952-2612643 T-Rex 4 wheeler, excellent condition, $200. 612-396-4130

Snowblower, Simplicity 450, 20", single stage, good condition, $200 952-445-3481 Snowboard & bindings, K2, 150cm, good condition. $90. 952-906-1618 Snowmobile, tilt trailer, doublewide. Good condition, $400. 612-9162896 Sofa, Ethan Allen 70" multi-color. Superb condition, $125. 952-9345713 Starbury, high top athletic shoes. Mens 9-1/2. New, $10. 952-2401025 Steel toe shoes, new, size 12. Mens, black, $100. 612-578-1321 Tablesaw 10" Jointer 6", belt sander, Jig saw, $250. 612-418-2277 Television, Hitachi, 53" HDTV, n/condition, retailed, $3300. now $200. 952-445-3471

Three year old cockatiel. Free. Cage included. 952-836-6034 Tivo unit, all accessories, new in box. $20. 952-240-5869 Toddler bed (light oak color) with mattress, $30, 952-440-7973 Toddler bed, clean mattress, $40. 952-4453270 Toshiba, notebook NB250 250 gig. Home, office 2010. $175. 612280-7128 Train set, life-like with pre-cut table top included. $60. 952-447-1184 Tricycle, Radio Flyer, excellent condition, $40. 952-461-3508 TV 19" MGA/Mitsubishi with remote. Works great. $25. 952-4408753 TV, RCA, Color, 20” $10. 952-445-3481

Used vanity, 50", Moen, needs wood touch-ups. $25. b/o 952-440-4922 Vacuum, Bissell Cleanview. Bagless works great, $5. 952-448-9059 Walker, large size, $80. 952-447-0679 Wilson's, leather, womens winter coat. Medium. Black, warm. $40. 612-203-3437 WMNS, Coldwave snowmobile jacket. Large yellow/blk Excellent condition, $45. 952380-1375 XL Pet Porter for large dogs. Excellent condition. $50. 952-443-2865 Yamaha 5.1 Dolby digital home theater sound system. $80. 651-2608243

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living in ep Did you know? With Thanksgiving on the way we are all going to be eating a lot of pumpkin pie. Here are some interesting facts about the pumpkins used to make these festive pies: In 2010, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins were produced by major pumpkin-producing states in 2010. 

427 million pounds of these were produced by Illinois. 

Other major pumpkinproducing states include California, New York and Ohio. Each of these states produced more that 100 million pounds of pumpkins. 

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

This date in EP history Nov. 17, 1860– The population of Eden Prairie is 261. Source: “Eden Prairie Book of Days” by Ernie Shuldheiss


(From left) Marie Root, JoAnne Tanke and Nikki Anderson hold up a plate of cookies being prepared for Taste of Scandinavia.

Get ready to ‘Taste’ some buttery Scandinavian treats


t’s amazing what Scandinavians did with just butter and flour, remarked one of the volunteer bakers for St. Andrew Lutheran Church’s Taste of Scandinavia. Though the treats available for the event take a little bit more than just butter and flour, the cookies and breads highlighted during the Taste provide a simple treat that

harkens back to many childhoods. You’ll find lefse, a potato-based flatbread that you eat with butter and sugar. Other standbys are krumkake and sandbakkels – crisp, buttery cookies you can eat plain or with filling. This year’s Taste of Scandinavia will be held from 12:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, bring $8 for a ticket and an empty stomach.

The Nov. 20, 2003, issue of the Eden Prairie News reported that the City Council OK’d a voluntary smoke-free program and a task force to work on marketing and implementing the plan. A voluntary recognition program using a color-coded star ranking system will eventually be the way city businesses are ranked for their friendliness to non-smokers.

Taste of Scandinavia When: from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 Where: Fellowship Hall, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive

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Lefse, a potato flat bread, is made on the griddle.

Tickets: Tickets are $8 and are available for purchase at the church office.

Eden Prairie City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the recommendations by their Clean Indoor Air Task Force for what is dubbed the “Star Quality Clean Air Initiative.” The task force’s goal, set by the council in May, was to prepare a list of recommendations for the council to consider that would increase the quality of air in buildings in Eden Prairie. Source: Eden Prairie News archives

(From left) Marilyn Terwilliger and Lorna Budke share a laugh while pressing out some krumkake.


Left — Sandbakkels can be enjoyed plain or with a filling of whipped cream or pecan.

Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 outside Eden Prairie Center near Barnes and Noble.

Mary Ann Smith handles some lefse.

Dates to remember


Santa Arrives – 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie

1/2 cup of butter 1/2 cup of sugar

Twin Cities Bronze in Concert -Concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3674 Arboretum Blvd., Chaska

1 small egg, unbeaten 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour Cream butter, add sugar, cream well. Add egg and extract. Add flour to make stiff dough. Chill dough three hours or overnight. Allow to soften slightly before forming into tins. Form a small ball of dough and with the thumb press into the bottom and sides of the tin evenly. The tart must be thin, about 1/16 of an inch. Place tins on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes or until golden. Take from oven, tip tins upside down and as soon as they are cool enough to handle, immediately pinch tins slightly to remove tin from tart. Pecan filling Into the unbaked tart shells spoon the following mixture. 1 beaten egg

1 scant tablespoon of melted butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/3 cup of chopped pecans

1/3 cup of dark corn syrup Fill tart 2/3 full. This mixture is enough for about 36 tarts. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Almond filling 1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup chopped blanched almonds

1/3 cup of butter

2 eggs

Bake for 25 minutes at 250 degrees.

After the krumkake dough emerges from the press, it’s folded into a cylinder.

Melvin Holthe’s Potato Lefse Mix together: 9 cups of Hungry Jack potato flakes

3 tablespoons sugar

3 cups powdered milk

5 teaspoons salt

Bring to boil 9 cups of water and three sticks of margarine. While hot, pour over the top four ingredients. Mix well. Cover with a dish cloth and let stand overnight in refrigerator. Divide the dough into three parts, the next day, add 1 1/2 cup of flour to each batch. You may need to add more so it rolls out well. Roll very thin and bake on a hot griddle (480 degrees). Makes about 60 to 70 pieces of lefse.

Rejoice! A Celebration of Christmas – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington For more information, see the Let’s Go! Calendar on page 14.


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