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Capturing the moment Longtime resident and amateur photographer Fred Curtis one of the first to live on Kurtz Lane BY KARLA WENNERSTROM email@example.com
red Curtis purchased over an acre on Eden Prairie’s Kurtz Lane for $1,800 in September 1955 and built his house in stages, “bit by bit,” a feat that probably wouldn’t be allowed today, he laughs. The lot was part of the farm of Frank and Anna Kurtz. He and his wife Maureen and oldest daughter Ginnie moved into the home on Jan. 1, 1957. They lived in a one-level walkout basement until the upstairs was fi nished several years later.
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The city parks department cleared space last year for the Birch Island Woods parking lot, located off of Indian Chief Road. Some in the community are questioning whether the conservation area should include a parking lot at all.
FREE SPIRIT Always an independent spirit, Curtis remembers riding his bike from Minneapolis, where he was born on May 15, 1925, to St. Cloud. That’s bicycle, not motorbike, by the way. Curtis’ parents were Fred Sr. and Anna (Schlinsog) Curtis of Minneapolis. On one trip, Curtis said, he was riding his onespeed, balloon-tire bicycle near St. Cloud when he needed a place to stay. He stopped at the police department. “They locked me up for the night,” Curtis said – after they called his mother. He was 16 at the time. “I’d camp out behind billboards,” he said. A week after he graduated from high school, he got his draft notice. He served in the military with his three brothers, and has a picture on the wall of the four of them in uniform. He has a picture of his father with his three brothers hanging with it. Curtis was in a Navy construction battalion, stationed in Hawaii. He remembers coming back to the contiguous United States on the Saratoga, and the people waving as they entered San Francisco Bay.
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Fred Curtis poses next to photos with his siblings and of his father and uncles.
Have you lived in EP the longest? The Eden Prairie News continues its series profiling longtime residents this summer. In recent months, we’ve featured Diane Springer-Klooster and her sister Deb Fristed, Jinny and Bob Gibson, Mikkal and Karen Gust, Irene Schwartz and John Rogers. Watch upcoming issues for more. Contact Editor Karla Wennerstrom at (952) 942-7885 or editor@ edenprairienews.com with story ideas.
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Fred Curtis built his house in stages, which probably wouldn’t be allowed in the city today, he laughs.
Curtis took this photo of the Glen Lake Sanatorium demolition in 1993.
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Matt Strand hunkered down for a 30-minute wait at Eden Prairie’s Hennepin County Service Center Monday. He was looking to take care of his license tabs, a service that may not be possible should a state government shutdown go into effect Friday. Service Centers like the one in Eden Prairie could close on July 5 if they cannot access the state systems to process applications, according to Hennepin County. Strand was frustrated with the entire situation.
By mid-August, construction will begin for a parking lot in Birch Island Woods thanks to a cost-sharing agreement between the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and the city of Eden Prairie. The parking lot will make use of porous pavement that will cut the amount of storm water runoff and allow rainwater to fi lter back into the ground. But while the city and the Friends of Birch Island Woods believe the parking lot will make the woods more accessible, some are questioning if it should be put there in the fi rst place. “I’ve heard nobody say there’s a need for supplementary parking in that area,” said Doug Lind, a resident who lives near the woods. Anything as intrusive as a parking lot is just a violation of the principle of what that park’s all about, he added. “No one has demonstrated a need for it.” Lind was alerted to the issue by Jeff Strate, a retired member of Friends of Birch Island Woods and longtime leader of the effort to preserve the woods, a 36-acre conservation area in northwest Eden Prairie. While the board of the Friends of Birch Island Woods unanimously supports installing a parking lot,
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“I think they’re crazy if they shut down,” he said. “The double whammy between what it’s going to cost us and what we’re going to lose is crazy. They can’t shut it down. They’ve got to figure a way to figure it out.” Figuring it out so far has been a touchy process as Gov. Mark Dayton met with Republican leaders throughout the week. If no resolution in budget talks comes to pass by Friday, a state shutdown goes into effect. The state has remained without a budget for the 2011-2012 biennium since Gov. Dayton vetoed nine pieces of budget legislation during the most recent session. The main sticking point
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has remained Dayton’s preference to increase taxes to the top 2 percent of income-earners in the state while Republicans want to balance the budget through cuts. As of noon on Wednesday, the newspaper print deadline, budget talks were still ongoing. The impacts of a government shutdown have yet to be fully fleshed out. The Minnesota Courts will ultimately determine which services are deemed “Priority One and Two Critical Services,” for affected agencies. According to a news release from
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Strate has been fighting the effort since last year when he noticed that the city had cut away some trees to make way for the lot, off of Indian Chief Road. There have been plans for a parking lot since 2002. “It was partially designed, but sat on a shelf for a few years,” noted Parks and Recreation Director Jay Lotthammer. This winter, Strate took his case to a City Council meeting, but council members opted to stick with the plan for the lot. This spring, the city entered a cost-sharing agreement with the Nine-Mile Creek Watershed District to pay $25,000 of the approximately $50,000 project. The board approved the grant in April and in May the city applied for a formal permit that met all the rules and criteria for the district, said district administrator Kevin Bigalke. The watershed district is in the process of reviewing the environmental report on the site’s soils to make sure nothing is infi ltrating through contaminated soils. Strate noted that the site used to include a dump from what was formerly the Glen Lake Sanatorium. “I just hope when the city provides this data, that it will be analyzed very, very carefully,” Strate said.
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Martin Larson, general manager of Brunswick Zone The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce recently named Martin Larson as the recipient of the Small Business Person of the Year Award. Larson, the general manager of Brunswick Zone, oversees what could arguably be one of the largest entertainment destinations in the city. The Brunswick Zone bowling alley employs 80 people in the fall and 45 during the summer and serves as a hub for local events and fundraisers. According to a news release, “Martin is involved in many fundraisers including Crisis Connection, Cancer Research and school fundraisers to name a few. Martin has hosted many local, state and national tournaments for groups such as Special Olympics and Paralyzed Veterans. Brunswick has received several Executive Awards under Martin’s leadership from the company for being one of the top performing centers in the company.” The following is an excerpt from an interview with Larson: Q: How long have you been general manager at Brunswick Zone? A: I have worked here at this location now for about seven years. Q: You worked at other locations before? A: I was in Denver, Colo., before that. Q: How did you get involved in this type of business? A: I started out; I was working at a hotel in Denver. Brunswick had a job opening. I interviewed for it and went over to them and became manager right away … It sounded like it’d be fun. I like to bowl, so it was a natural fit. I was in the military for 10 years before I came to Brunswick and did two years with Embassy Suites hotel. Q: Have you seen the impact from the recession? A: We saw some decline in corporate-event business with budgets getting cut and people started doing layoffs. So they did
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Martin Larson, the general manager of Brunswick Zone, recently received the Small Business Person of the Year Award from the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce. less recreation on the corporate side, but on the family side of things, business actually picked up some with, I think, people staying at home, not going on vacations as much. Going out bowling with the family is probably cheaper than going to a movie with your kids. Q: What’s your philosophy to draw in customers? A: It’s all customer service and offering specials. We do a lot of online promotions with our Bonus Zone membership, which is a program where you put in your email address and then you can get discounts and coupons through the email. Q: What is the most fun part of your job? A: Interacting with the guests, just watching every-
body have fun. Q: What are you most proud of in your time here at the Eden Prairie Brunswick Zone? A: Over the seven years we’ve done a lot with renovations and updating the building; being involved with the community. I think it’s just making a name for yourself that we’re a key component in the community with supporting the local fundraisers, the local sports team, all that kind of stuff. Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job? A: I think the most challenging is going to be finding the new customers and keeping up with trends. Compiled by Leah Shaffer
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The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is offering a trip to China from Oct. 14-21, making this the group’s fi fth international trip and third trip to China since 2009. Highlights of the trip will include the Great Wall, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and more. Roundtrip international airfare from Minneapolis, 4-star and 5-star hotel stays, three meals per day, English speaking tour guides, city tours, and admission to all tours and attractions are provided in the cost of $2,699. The registration deadline is July 7. For more information visit epchamber.org.
Arts in the Parks
Melissa Stockwell was honored in Eden Prairie on Memorial Day. Fete celebration at Normandale Lake Park. There will be a Kids’ Carnival Area, Food Vendors, two stages, fi reworks and performances by five bands. On the first stage will be Kid Power with Rachael Kroog at 3 : 30 p.m., Tricia and the Toonies at 5 p.m. and the Splatter Sisters at 7 p.m. On the Summer Fete Main Stage will be PopROCKS at 5 p.m. and Bloomington Medalist Band at 8:40 p.m. The Normandale Lake Performance Series continues with Stompin’ Dixie. They will perform at the Normandale Lake Bandshell, 5901 W. 84th St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. They will play Dixieland jazz music where every song has a story. At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, the Everett Smithson Band will play a variety of blues and zydeco music, standards that have a unique spin on them, and originals.
‘The Secret Within’ Sculptures by Richards Poey of Eden Prairie and paintings by Dale Woodbeck will be on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts as a part of an ongoing, free series of public exhibitions. Their art will be on display from July 7 to Aug. 7 at the Charles D. Redepenning Gallery, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. A public opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. For more information, visit hopkinsartscenter.com.
Berry special bedtime stories Dunn Bros. Coffee and the teachers at Kinderberry Hill are teaming up for a series of bedtime stories, celebrating the works of Laura Numeroff. The story hours are free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 14 (“If You
Give a Pig a Pancake”) and Aug. 18 (“If You Give a Moose a Muffi n”) at Dunn Bros. Coffee in the Smith Douglas More House, 8107 Eden Prairie Road. This is the third year of these popular, family events. The story hours will be held on the patio if the weather permits. Each family in attendance will receive a complimentary Laura Numeroff book, and children wearing PJ’s will receive a kid-sized berry smoothie from Dunn Bros. For more information, call Dunn Bros. at (952) 934-1045 or Kinderberry Hill at (952) 345-8012.
Basilica Block Party Eden Prairie brothers Nick and Ian Schaser, members of the band The Arms Akimbo, will perform at this year’s Basilica Block Party to help fund the St. Vincent de Paul outreach program and the renovation of the Basilica. The 2011 Cities 97 Basilica Block Party brings rock-and-roll downtown for the 17th year this July with a vast music line-up accompanied by food and beverages. The Block Party will take place from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 8-9 on The Basilica of Saint Mary campus, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis. Single-night tickets for the Block Party are $40 and two-night passes are $70 through June 26. For more information, visit basilicablockparty.org.
Save the Date for Alma Mater Trotter The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools is asking residents to “Save the Date” for the third annual Alma Mater Trotter, set for Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at Aerie Stadium at Eden Prairie High School. FEPS is a nonprofit “with a mission to support and enhance the legacy of excellence in Eden Prairie Schools.” The Alma Mater Trotter fundraiser features a 5k run/ walk at 8:30 a.m. and one-mile kids fun run at 9:30 a.m. Registration and volunteer information will be available beginning July 1 at FoundationforEPSchools.org or by calling (952) 975-7205.
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EP grad nominated for ESPY award Melissa Stockwell, EPHS graduate and recent Memorial Day keynote speaker, is nominated for the ESPN ESPY award for “Female Athlete With a Disability” in 2010. The ESPY awards are similar to the Oscars for athletes. They have a number of categories that are won by popular vote. To vote for Stockwell visit espn.go.com/ espys/#!/voting/ and select Vote by Category and choose the Female Athlete with a Disability category to vote. Voting ends July 9 and each person may only vote once from any computer. The show will be televised live from Los Angeles on July 13.
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The city of Eden Prairie announced this week t hat it had hired Robert Ellis as Eden Prairie’s new public works director. “Ellis is Robert currently Ellis public works director in Rapid City, S.D., and will begin his Eden Prairie post July 18,” the release said. Ellis is Eden Prairie’s third public works director and succeeds Gene Dietz, who retired this year after leading the department for 30 years. “Ellis began his municipal public works career in Sioux Falls, S.D. where he spent eight years, starting as a traffic engineer and eventually becoming assistant city engineer. For the past four years he has been in Rapid City, fi rst as city engineer and then as public works director, where he has led a public works team of 230 employees with a budget of $125 million. Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Dakota. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (P.T.O.E.),” the release said. Ellis and his wife, Lisa, have seven children, and are moving to the southwest metro over the summer.
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Sixth annual Tour de Tonka to tour EP BY KARLA WENNERSTROM firstname.lastname@example.org
Riders take off from Minnetonka High School during a previous Tour de Tonka.
he annual Tour de Tonka ride around Lake Minnetonka communities, set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, is set to include a ride through Eden Prairie on its list of tours this year. Previous rides had only gone through corners of the city in past years, and not since 2008, said Tim Litfi n of Minnetonka Community Education. There are several options for riders to participate in the event. The one that tours Eden Prairie is the 23-mile
PROP needs of the week include apple juice, snack foods, granola bars and crackers. Your cash donations enable PROP to use its buying power for food, supplies and financial support for its clients. Your food donations keep the shelves stocked. The group appreciates all support and invites you to volunteer and use your creativity to create a PROP-themed event. If you need services or support from PROP, contact them. Visit propfood.org, call (952) 9379120 or stop by 14700 Martin Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or 4-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.
PROP Shop’s needs of the week The PROP Shop client room requests donations of boys clothing, especially summer items in sizes 4-10. Supplies are very low for local families in need. The PROP Shop is a nonprofit re-sale store, which sells new and gently used items to everyone in the community. It depends on donations of furniture, clothing and housewares. The PROP Shop also offers a
The website emphasizes it is a ride, not a race. There were 118 riders from Eden Prairie at the event last year, which welcomed 2,425 riders. Eden Prairie ranked sixth in participation of the 170 communities represented at the ride. Cost is $23 for youth and $42 for adults who register through July 22. Late registration is also available through the day of the event. Participation is capped at 3,000 riders. For more information, visit tourdetonka.org or call 952401-6800. During the event, as well as online, the group will accept donations to the ICA food shelf.
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ride, according to organizer Ellen Schilling. Other rides are 17, 40, 70 and 100 miles long. All rides start and end at Minnetonka High School, 18301 Highway 7. The Eden Prairie route utilizes the Southwest Regional LRT Trail. According to its mission statement, “Tour de Tonka, an annual Minnetonka Community Education multi-distanced bicycle ride through Lake Minnetonka communities for cyclists of all ages, promotes and celebrates healthy lifestyles, friendship, teamwork and recreation through the collaboration of cities, sponsors, local charities and hundreds of volunteers.”
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 propshopEP.org or call (952) 934-2323.
County property tobacco-free Tobacco use will be prohibited on property owned by Hennepin County government in downtown Minneapolis beginning July 1. The ban includes smoking and use of any form of tobacco, including chewing tobacco. The policy applies to buildings and grounds of property owned by Hennepin County government and leased properties where Hennepin County is the sole tenant, parking garages, lots and ramps owned by Hennepin County government, county-owned vehicles and equipment, personal vehicles on county property and tobacco use within 45 feet of street-level entrances to county buildings.
The policy goes into effect on these dates: July 1, 2011, for all downtown Minneapolis property, including Hennepin County Minneapolis Central Library; Aug. 1, 2011, for Hennepin County libraries; Sept. 1, 2011, for suburban Hennepin County facilities; Oct. 1, 2011 for sites where Hennepin County is the single leasing tenant.
Eden Prairie blood drive The American Red Cross will have a number of donation opportunities to boost the blood supply for patients in need near the Independence Day holiday. The Eden Prairie blood drive will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Walgreens, 16395 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie. All blood types are needed during the critical summer months. To make an appointment or for more information, visit redcrossblood. org or call 1-(800)-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Free information session for disabled People who are disabled and under the age of 65 are invited to a free information session, “Waiver Overview for Individuals Under 65,” from 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Ridgedale Library, Room 229, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka. Waivers are designed to allow enrollees easier access to home and community-based services versus receiving care in hospitals or nursing facilities. You must register for this session. Call (612) 596-6631 or visit Hennepin.us/adsinfo to register.
Eden Prairie turfgrass workshop University of Minnesota Extension is offering a workshop on tur fg rass maintenance with reduced environmental impacts from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at City Center Heritage Rooms, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie. The cost is $20, which includes a workshop manual, morning refreshments and lunch. Workshop topics include : equipment c a libration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, best practices for turfgrass management, legal issues and additional resources as well as how turfgrass management affects local lakes a nd rivers. Ca r pooli ng is encouraged because parking is limited.
Charges ﬁled after ﬁery crash, car thefts Three men face charges related to a vehicle theft after police tracked them down following a chase and fiery crash. The incident started Wednesday, June 22, at around midnight when police clocked a 1998 Audi speeding at more than 80 mph on Interstate 494. The driver led police on a chase that ended when the vehicle crashed near the intersection of Viking Drive and Washington Avenue. The individuals within the car, which turned out to be stolen from Chisago County, fled the scene by foot. From there, it is believed the three men stole another vehicle, in this case a truck from the 12500 block of Crowfoot Court in Eden Prairie. Police believe the men continued to look for another car to steal since the truck had an OnStar navigation system that would allow them to be tracked. Later that night, a resident in the 8300 block of Mitchell Road called police and reported that three men were searching through her vehicle. Police arrived at the scene and arrested one of the men, who was hiding in the truck that had been stolen from Crowfoot Court. That man, Jacob David Szok, 18, of Red Wing, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Szok confessed to being a passenger in the stolen Audi
and that his group had stolen the truck from Mitchell Road. Police were later able to track down his two accomplices, who Szok identified as Daniel Mark Danielson and Justin Green, both of Red Wing. Danielson, 20, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Green, 20, was charged with theft and fleeing a police officer since he was identified as the driver of the Audi. The three men are also connected to other vehicle thefts in Chisago County. Sgt. Dennis Paulson noted that it was police department’s commitment to traffic enforcement that led to the ultimate arrest of the suspects. He also noted, in the case of all of the stolen cars, the keys had been left inside, and he reminded residents not to leave keys in vehicles. Eden Prairie Police also reported the following incidents: I Between June 19 and 20, someone stole a $385 GPS unit and $250 iPod from a vehicle parked in a driveway on the 6000 block of Whispering Oaks Drive. I Someone burglarized a residence on the 7000 block of Alpine Trail between June 10 and 12. Based on video footage, the home owner believes that a neighbor walked into his garage and stole $ 380 worth of medication including 100 pills of Percocet and 45 pills of Oxycodone.
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Back in the game So, you may have birth of my boy, I left noticed a change in the news zone and the bylines in the entered the mommy past couple months. zone. It feels sort of Or, maybe not. As a like I’ve been living community reporter, on Mars the past few I’m continually months. surprised (and Thus, I returned to pleased) when people work this week feeling actually take note of a little disoriented. who covers the news I’ve spent more than in their city. five years mastering I remember the minutia of running into a woman Eden Prairie and, to REPORTER at an Eden Prairie suddenly go without City Council meeting that weekly dose who thanked me for makes me feel a little my coverage of local issues. She behind. Though I was generally had been out of town for a couple in a news void during my time on of months and told me she was able maternity leave, I did listen to a to catch up on city news by reading lot of radio archives from “This some back issues of our paper. American Life.” There was one At the time, I recall muttering particular show called “Georgia something like “Aw shucks, miss, Rambler,” in which the producers I’m just doing my job,” but deep set out to visit random small down, I was totally thrilled by the towns in Georgia and find the most compliment. The past few years interesting character in town. have been rough for the journalism The show inspired me and industry, so every time I hear from reminded me that amazing stories readers and know they are engaged can be found anywhere. That’s with their local journalists, it’s like where readers come in. I want to a breath of fresh air. find the stories that make Eden So, dear readers, you may have Prairie such a livable, strange, noticed my byline missing for the wonderful place. What individuals past few months. I was busy. Busy give Eden Prairie its unique with a new baby boy (my first), identity? I want to hear your stories. which, as it turns out, makes a Email firstname.lastname@example.org person very, very busy and very, and make your pitch for the most very sleep deprived (shocking, I interesting person in the city. We’ve know). got 60,000 people with stories to tell, For the first time in years, I spent and though I’ve been a little rusty months living in a news void. I’ve after a sleep-deprived few months, always been a voracious reader, I’m itching to get back into the I guzzle news in all its forms, game. magazines, blogs, newspapers, Leah Shaffer is the Eden Prairie nonfiction books. But, since the News’ staff writer.
Taking the heat When I moved to define the letter. You Eden Prairie in the know it. Or your friends last century, I had are talking about it. never before heard Or you’ve lived it. Or the term TMI – Too you’re starting to live Much Information. it. Or you are in the Lest you think I’m beginning, middle or some old person, successful passage into it wasn’t that long it. Menopause. I don’t ago – it was 1993. know how something And lest you still as basic as this ever think I’m some became TMI, but it is. I old person, I’m 53, know because we tend which I consider to to talk about it only in PRAIRIE RUSTLINGS be somewhere in single sex company or the middle part of we whisper about it, my life (don’t push groan about it – and we this point with me, sweat in silence. I’m gonna hold my I’m done sweating own on this). More in silence. Let it be relevant than my known that my body age is, perhaps, that temperature is way I moved from the too high. Oh, not every state of New York. moment of the day, It seems to me that but every few hours, there was a higher when I typically bar for what is “too declare, “Who turned much information” on the heat in here!” – out there. I was referring to the house, never accused of my car, Kowalski’s, this before I moved Menard’s or my own to Eden Prairie. backyard. Yes, I’m At first, I heard this phrase officially pronouncing this as often, sometimes with a hand held OTTA – OK To Talk About. Women up like a stop sign. “OK, OK, too need to talk about it. Share it. Give much information!” After initially voice to it. As we are throwing being surprised, I realized that my off our clothes, you need to know boundaries on the topics of religion, why. We need to let our coworkers politics and sex were minimal. It and friends know why we start was tough going in the beginning. I un-layering our layers of clothing, had to learn some sense of timing. our necks flushed with heat and I had to learn some sense of stand up to cool off. We need to be boundaries. And I had to learn to be able to laugh, not stand abashed, quiet. when we throw off our sweatshirts And so this piece. Perhaps it’s too revealing a tank top (and arms much information. And perhaps my which might be happier clothed) sense of appropriate boundaries is when others are wearing wool off center. But before you react, I sweaters. This isn’t easy. Though want to present the demographics we are the ones saving hundreds I’ve culled from the 2010 census. of dollars in the winter by keeping Eden Prairie has 60,797 residents. the house a bare (pun intended) Of those people, 51.5 percent (31,329) 60 degrees, we pay for it in sweat are female. And of the females, 40.6 equity. percent (12,728) are age 45 or older. I suppose it was denial of age That’s a lot of us. So if I focus this and body change that led me to column on the big M, go ahead and call my doctor a couple of months read the sports page – there’s always ago. “I’m overheating,” I told her. good stuff there too. “Hot flashes?” she asked. “No,” I The big M. If you’re one of the explained, “I’m just getting hot.” 12,728 female residents in the 45 and older age group, I don’t need to even Russell to page 6 ®
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Budget stalemate summarized A single sentence summarizes the budget stalemate between Gov. [Mark] Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature. Republican legislators refuse to budge off their position, choosing to make draconian cuts to vital services instead of making any compromise in increasing revenue. The Republican strategy is simple. Submit a budget of about $ 34 billion. Keep the budget at about $34 billion. Resubmit the eight bills Gov. Dayton vetoed. They will accomplish this goal by shutting the government down until the governor signs the originally submitted bills. The current biennium allotment of $34.2 billion included $2.3 billion Minnesota received in federal stimulus money. To balance the budget, the state also agreed to postpone paying schools an additional $1.9 billion. Thanks to the Obama administration, the Minnesota economy has grown enough to replace this onetime revenue. The G.W. Bush great recession left many Minnesota citizens needing our state services in order to recover from this devastating downturn in the economy. Our Republican legislators have turned their backs away from the suffering of those people in order to continue subsidizing the richest Minnesotans who benefited from G.W. Bush’s tax cuts. Are they “refusing to live within their means?” For 12 years, the richest Minnesotans have been given an extra 0.5 percent tax break not available to other taxpayers. This tax expenditure was to encourage strong job creation. The G.W. Bush great recession ended that illusion. The numbers of jobs created by the end of the G.W. Bush presidency was none. How many jobs were created during the former governor’s term? It may be less than the number of jobs created in the first six months of Gov. Dayton’s fi rst term. Our Republican legislators’ “job creation” plan is to nullify those gains by laying off 15 percent of the government employees. The justification is a one sentence slogan, “Government must learn to live within its means.” The laid off government workers will be competing with the currently unemployed for jobs in the private sector. Will the private sector begin hiring because the state government is smaller? The Republican Party cannot compromise. In order to compromise and meet the governor’s long-standing middle ground offer of $35.8 billion, they would have to increase revenue by raising taxes. It is something that they cannot do. They believe raising the tax rates on the richest Minnesotans would destroy the funding for the Republican Party. Gov. Dayton has a hard choice to make. Give the Republican legislators what they want; sign the eight vetoed bills or shut down state government for a prolonged time. I sympathize with Gov. Dayton in making these hard decisions. I pray that he, working with a group of responsible
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legislators, will make a wise, moral and just decision about the next biennium’s allotments. Many citizens and private businesses are depending on them.
Ray Daniels Eden Prairie
Questions Republican claims Republican claims that Minnesota is an unfriendly state to business while low tax states (Texas and Florida) have people moving to them due to their low taxes is simply not true. The populations in Texas and in Florida have grown in the past 10 years due to rapidly growing Hispanic populations (migration and high birth rates) and from retirees moving to warmer weather (see 2010 census analysis). Both Forbes and Ernst & Young (E&Y) rank Minnesota among the top 15 best states for doing business in terms of business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. E&Y also notes that Minnesota business taxes account for only 4.3 percent of state GDP while the national average is 4.7 percent. Republican claims that most economists agree that lower taxes for the wealthiest Americans are best for the economy and are critical for small business hiring are also misleading. Paul Krugman, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2008, along with many other well-known economists, have pushed for greater government spending on infrastructure rather than tax cuts to get the U.S. economy growing again. Less than 3 percent of taxpayers with small-business income actually pay at the top two income tax rates, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Tax Policy Center, so why all the claims about the need for ex-
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tending tax cuts on the wealthiest Minnesotans? Finally, the Congressional Budget Office has stated that income tax cuts for the wealthy are among the least effective forms of economic stimulus. The reasoning behind this statement is that more cash (tax cuts) in the hands of the rich is more likely to be saved than cash that goes to the poor. As Minnesotans we have much to be proud of regarding our state. Before we try to change what we have done successfully let’s make sure that the changes we make are those that we really want to make.
David Snyder Eden Prairie
A letter to Kirk Stensrud Rep. Stensrud, in a recent email update, you claimed that “Gov. Dayton’s P.R. machine is in overdrive trying to bully legislators into rolling over” and supporting his solution for the state budget deficit. I implore you on behalf of all the people of our district not to engage in this kind of overblown political rhetoric and work beyond partisan politics to get done the job you were elected to do. Allowing the impending state government shutdown to occur would be a colossal failure for the newly minted Republican legislative leadership, especially after a session where a vast amount of time was spent putting a marriage discrimination amendment on the 2012 ballot. Your responsibility as a state representative is to seek a workable consensus with the governor, even if it means ignoring leadership’s calls for finger-pointing. Gov. Dayton will not allow Republican leadership to achieve their goal of drastically and irrevocably reducing vital government services. I agree with the governor’s strong stand on tax fairness as part of the budget solution, but I recognize that compromise is necessary. To prevent thousands of Minnesotans in our district and across the state from experiencing immense economic pain and work toward restoring faith in government and elected leaders, I strongly encourage you to make such compromise happen. We both know that Gov. Dayton has made large concessions in negotiations, scaling back his original proposals while seeking consensus on a biennial budget. We both know that the “offers” made by Republican leadership in the Legislature largely consist of a fiscal shell game, accompanied by cuts in other areas which reduce their budgetary impact to near zero. The situation is begging for leadership from members of the majority from closely divided districts to work across party lines instead of trying to force their will upon the governor. It’s the right thing to do.
Joe Bodell Minnetonka Editor’s note: Bodell is a blogger with mnprogressiveproject.com.
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I Finally Lost the Weight!
Eligible voters should have a say in school decision I am a senior resident of Eden Prairie. I did teach school, and worked at Hennepin County in social services. My reasons against busing have already been made by others and printed in this paper. They include evidence that busing has miniscule effect on the educational value to the children we are trying to reach and that good students tend to have a downturn. Children are torn from neighborhoods, siblings, friends, their comfort zone, spending precious time commuting. Busing is costly. The tax base, which affords Eden Prairie the lifestyle we enjoy, is eroded by families moving and taking with them their money and their children, who are students who have brought accolades to Eden Prairie for both intellectual and athletic excellence. Busing cannot change the disparity in achievement. There needs to be a change in the way these children are socialized in their homes. There has to be a desire and expectation in the home for achievement and help finding a path to this. This is where the focus should be. My suggestion is that the effort and budget of the school administrator be put working directly with the families of the children they are trying to reach, who according to the study done by the board, have been identified. There is no need to disrupt so many children and families by commuting, which overwhelmingly has not produced results for the effort. If language is a barrier, for example, work on the problem. Make sure the little ones are in a daycare
center where they can hone their language skills. Work with these families to make good choices for child care, whether on assistance or private pay. If the problem is behavior, work with the parent on that. Include the family of the children in every step. There can be no success without the family supporting what the school goals for the children are. We know statistically it is a rare child who can achieve without this. I feel strongly that each child in our city should have the opportunity to get the best education we can present to them. I believe that engaging families and creating there the desire for learning and the means to achieve this is imperative. A change in geography has been shown to not be the answer. The parent group has made a strong case for this. I would add here that busing did not work in Minneapolis or our northern suburbs to meet the goals the superintendent is seeking. The following statement was made by the parent group in the Eden Prairie paper on May 26, “we have decided to pursue a lawsuit to try and stop the superintendent’s plans which are headed in the opposite direction of the rest of the country,” and they have a right to do so, our Constitution says so. It appears, however that Dan Shulman, the attorney for the district, does not feel that. He said that the parent group wanting to use the court system was a waste of resources, time and energy. Disagreeing with the board he said is “nonsense.” (May 11, Eden Prairie News). Could he be more dismissive? I found Shulman’s comments as reported to
the Eden Prairie paper to be particularly arrogant. Many of the statements he made about the parent group were divisive in my opinion and calculated to be dismissive of the parent group, denigrating the attempt at a lawsuit being a part of his tactic. I particularly found it offensive, personally, to make statements intended to make this community feel it was promoting segregation, and that somehow, we as a community did not want these children to succeed if we did not agree with busing. He could not be more out of tune with this community. Since he represents the superintendent and the board, perhaps they are as well. In response to the letter writer of “lawsuit would be a waste,” don’t be embarrassed by a group of parents who have a different opinion than you do. It is irresponsible to throw race into this. It is an assumption on your part. It is the right of anyone in this country to use the court as a means to present our views, and we are vigilant in our fight to maintain this right. That’s all these parents are doing, not so complex. So the question is who does this attorney represent? Why are we, the taxpayers of Eden Prairie, paying his fee if he does not represent the majority? Which begs the question, what does the majority want? I believe that the question of whether or not Eden Prairie buses children should be brought to the people of Eden Prairie. We should have an opportunity to vote on this issue based on the debates we have heard. Each eligible voter should have a say. Ann Simon is a resident of Eden Prairie.
Protecting yourself and your senior care business When members of the Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging meet, we typically have a presentation on the services members provide or on a topic that relates to seniors. This month we mixed things up and speakers touched on protecting member’s businesses. The Law offices of Richard Jensen and Inna Collins from Foster Klima & Company, both believe that it is important to protect your business as well as protect yourself. When starting or buying a business, the basics come first, which includes protecting your business. A business plan helps the owner, bankers, accountants and attorneys provide the right foundation for the business. Selecting the proper business form can provide both legal protection, and save taxes. If you are providing professional services you will typically need insurance to protect you from claims of negligence. Cash flow challenges cause many businesses to fail, which is why having an emergency fund and a back-up banker are important when credit gets tight. Many businesses have associations that can be a source of operating assistance. Sample employee handbooks, customer agreements and other operating aids can save you time and money. An important question to ask yourself is “Do I have an end game?” Operating agreements and buy-sell agreements may be inked as part of the entity selection process, but how do you intend to transition to new owners? Maybe it is a member of a third party, your family, or even a trusted employee. When the time comes for you to leave the business and hopefully to retire, you will want to have a plan in place. Your financial advisor, accountant, attorney and others who deal specifically with this issue can help. But like everything, it’s best if you are implementing a planned transition. Protecting your business is vital for the
EPPIA Update The Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging column focuses on the welfare of seniors in Eden Prairie. For more information about the group, visit www. edenprairieaging.org. safety and future of your business, but before you can take care of your business you need to take care of yourself. Business owners get so involved in caring for their customers that they forget to take care of themselves. You cannot take care of other people unless you truly take care of yourself first and that includes financially. Financial Care is a process of looking after your money that will eventually lead to the financial well-being of you personally as well as your business. The most important elements of financial care are protection, emergency funds, accountants, retirement, and legacy. Protection: You are the most important asset of your business and you should have proper protection. Life insurance will protect the owner’s company, estate and heirs in the event of his/ her death. Disability Income insurance is another way to protect the business from the detrimental effect the owner’s disability might have on daily operations as well as the value of the business. Emergency Funds are a must for every business. How much you should put in it depends on what kind of business you own. You should at least have the money to cover the operating costs for the first couple of months. Accountant – There are a lot of reasons why you should hire a CPA. The most important one is that they can help you set up a strategy to plan cash flow. Retirement – While depending upon a future sale of a business to generate retirement funds is a great
way to amass wealth, please remember that there is a big disadvantage to that strategy. You do not know how much your business will be valued at in the future and competition can also greatly devalue it. Therefore, please take advantage of available retirement programs. Always allocate assets between “qualified” (tax-deferred) and “nonqualified” (after tax) vehicles. A prudent distribution plan is needed that would designate which assets and in which order to be spent down. Legacy (Continuation) – A business continuity plan or contingency plan is a must for every business. Can someone take over the business? Will your family inherit the business? Who of your family will continue the business? Is your family financially taken care of ? Make a plan that addresses all these types of questions and always consult with an attorney. Eden Prairie Professionals in Aging is a non-profit organization based in Eden Prairie, a town of 50,000 in the southwestern Twin Cities. Our diverse member organizations are all committed to the welfare of seniors in our community. Our purpose is to provide networking opportunities for individuals who provide services to elderly persons in Eden Prairie by meeting bimonthly for information exchange and problem solving in our field. For more information on EPPIA and a list of resources regarding activities in Eden Prairie, please visit our website at www. edenprairieaging.org. Submitted by EPPIA Members Richard Jensen, Law Offices of Richard Jensen, www.jenslaw.com; Inna Collins, Foster Klima & Company, www.fosterklima. com; and Lisa Schmidtke, Independent Home Living, www.CareNextion.org.
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publicnotices STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: April 28, 2011 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection, in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Eyeball Dialogues 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box: 14117 Holly Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: Glenn Hayen – 14117 Holly Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Signature: Glenn Hayen Glenn Hayen - Contact Person 612-723-2247 Date: 4/6/11 (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 23 and 30, 2011; No. 3166) NOTICE T O W H O M I T M AY C O N CERN: Notice is hereby given that the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (District) will meet at Chaska Community Center, Rainbow Room, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, at approximately 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to hear public comments on the September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan. The September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan is available on the District website at www.watersheddistrict.org. Agency review comments on the September 2010 60-day review draft of the District’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan and District responses are also available on the District website at www. watersheddistrict.org. Persons who desire to be heard with reference to the Distrit’s September 2010 60-day review draft of the Third Generation Watershed Management Plan will be heard at this meeting. Written comments may be submitted to Terry Schwalbe, Administrator, 112 East 5th Street, Chaska, MN 55318 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated: June 15, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS s/Len Kremer Secretary Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 3167) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File No.: Date Filed: June 14, 2011 All information on this form is public information. This filing of an assumed name does not protect a user’s exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Sisterellas 2. State the address of the principal place of business; (A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box.): 6688 Harlan Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 3. List the names and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name. Attach additional sheets(s) if necessary. If the business owner is a corporation or other business entity, list the legal name and registered office address. Christi L. Murphy – 6688 Harlan
Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346 4. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed name number 43264622 originally filed on 06/03/2011 under the name Sisterella’s 5. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand that by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. Signature: Christi L. Murphy – Sole Proprietor Christi L. Murphy - Contact Person 952-949-6129 Dated: 06/13/2011 (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30 and July 7, 2011; No. 3168) VACATION 11-01 NOTICE OF VACATION OF AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD PURPOSES IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 116, RANGE 22, HENNEPIN COUNTY Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Eden Prairie City Council at the Eden Prairie City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on July 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to hear all persons present upon the proposed vacation of an easement for road purposes described as follows: An easement for road purposes, described in Document Number 3375275, Book 2365, Page 513 dated September 10, 1962 and recorded on September 24, 1962 in the Office of the County Recorder, Hennepin County, Minnesota, over, across and upon the following described premises: A tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 116, Range 22, Hennepin County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and running thence West along the North line thereof a distance of 382.65 feet; thence South one (1) degree 10 minutes 25 seconds East a distance of 268.5 feet to the North boundary of a township road; thence North 88 degrees 49 minutes 35 seconds East along said North boundary a distance of 68.75 feet; thence on a curve to the right having a central angle of 93 degrees 33 minutes and a radius of 70.89 feet a distance of 62.7 feet; thence North 40 degrees 05 minutes 35 seconds East to point of beginning. Also a tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 116, Range 22, Hennepin County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and running thence South along the East line thereof a distance of 320.9 feet; thence South 63 degrees 06 minutes 35 seconds West a distance of 224.8 feet to the East boundary of a township road; thence North 2 degrees 22 minutes 35 seconds East along said East boundary a distance of 31.9 feet; thence on a curve to the left having a central angle of 93 degrees 33 minutes and radius of 79.89 feet, a distance of 116.42 feet; thence North 40 degrees 05 minutes 35 seconds East to the point of beginning, lying 33 feet on either side of a line described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of Section 16, Township 116, Range 22, 193.07 feet North of the Southeast corner thereof, thence Southwesterly along the arc of a 4 degree 00 minute curve having a central angle of 30 degrees 39 minutes said central angle being measured from the section line West, for a distance of 766.25 feet, thence Southwesterly along the tangent to the said 4 degree curve for a distance of 2099.55 feet, thence to the left along the arc of a 3 degree 00 minute curve having a central angle of 28 degrees 51 minutes 25 seconds for a distance of 961.67 feet, thence Southerly along the tangent to the said 3 degree curve for a distance of 631.08 feet, thence to the right along the arc of a 6 degree 00 minute curve having a central angle of 30 degrees 30 minutes for a distance of 508.33 feet, thence Southwesterly along the tangent to said 6 degree curve for a distance of 485.97 feet and there terminating, said point of termination being the intersection of the center lines of Hennepin County Road No. 1 and Starring Lane in Starring Lake First Addition. By Order of the City Council. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 3169) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION Monday, July 11, 2011 - 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: GE Capital Eco Experience Center Location: 3 Capital Drive Developer: Corp NOTICE:
GE Capital Residents of
Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a 6,620 sq ft office and outdoor test track. 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 Amendment on 42 acres Planned Unit Development District Review on 42 acres Zoning District Amendment within the Office Zoning District on 42 acres Site Plan Review on 42 acres Preliminary Plat on 42 acres QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact 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, June 30, 2011; No. 3170) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION Monday, July 11, 2011 - 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: Prairie Ridge Location: 17555 Duck Lake Trail Developer: Manley Development NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a 22 single family home subdivision. 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 9.69 acres Planned Unit Development District Review with waivers on 9.69 acres Zoning District Change from R1-22 to R1-13.5 on 9.69 acres Preliminary Plat of 9.69 acres into 22 lots and 1 outlot QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact Scott Kipp, the project planner, at 952-949-8489. Copies of any written comments submitted to the Community Development Department by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Commission packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 3171) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING COMMISSION Monday, July 11, 2011 - 7:00 PM City Center - 8080 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Project: T hunderbird Aviation – Flying Cloud Airport Location: 14091 Pioneer Trail Developer: Nancy Grazzini-Olson NOTICE: Residents of Eden Prairie are invited to attend a public hearing about a proposal for a new aviation facility at Flying Cloud. 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: Site Plan Review on 4.7 acres. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: If you wish to see plans before the meeting, please stop by City Hall between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you want to talk to someone about the proposed project, please contact Scott Kipp, the project planner, at 952-949-8489. Copies of any written comments submitted to the Community Development Department by 12:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting date will be distributed in the Commission packets. (Published in the Eden Prairie News on Thursday, June 30, 2011; No. 3172)
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Hennepin County, key services that could be halted from the shutdown include: construction projects, services for driver’s licenses, motor vehicle tabs, passports, boating and fishing licenses; child care assistance, elections support and health insurance for 150,000 poor or elderly residents. “This county simply doesn’t have the money to backfill the state’s budget,” said Board Chair Mike Opat, in a release. “If the state can’t pay for the services it mandates – even ones like child-care assistance that help low-income families keep working – then those services will cease. To put our residents and employees in this position is infuriating, but if the state shuts down, we simply won’t have other viable options.” Elections around the state could be affected including the upcoming Eden Prairie School Board elections this
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Bigalke said they are looking at the environmental report to see what issues there could be, but in talking with city staff there hasn’t been any real indication of contaminated soils on the site. “We’re in the process of looking at that environmental report,” Bigalke said. Bigalke emphasized that, in applying for the permit for the site, the city has exceeded all the rules and regulatory requirements. Strate said he has long opposed the construction of the parking lot, back when it was fi rst discussed by a Birch Island Woods task force in 2002, he said. W hen he’s brought large groups for buckthorn pulls, “there’s always been sufficient parking,” he added. Visitors to the woods park on the side of Indian Chief Road. Strate argues that the
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“I kept a copy of the newspaper that day,” Curtis said. After World War II, Curtis said he had a variety of jobs. He worked for NSP for 35 years.
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www.edenprairienews.com | Eden Prairie News special session. There’s a lot of legislation they’ve already agreed to such as transportation, most of which comes from federal funding, he said. “I don’t see any reason why we’d shut down any road projects when we’ve got such a short construction season.” Both Stensrud and Republican State Sen. David Hann said they would take pay during a shutdown. Rep. Jenifer Loon (R, 42B) said she would not take pay. She too noted there is some common ground for the Republicans and the governor. Of the vetoed spending bills, “there are probably five or six where the Legislature and the governor are actually pretty close together on the figures and that those bills could probably be wrapped up,” she said. Just from a pragmatic point of view, if the Legislature could take action on some of the bills that would certainly be great progress, and they could at least keep those parts of the government open and function-
ing, she said. “If we couldn’t get a full deal reached before Friday, why couldn’t there be some kind of a lights-on bill just to keep everything functioning” and not be the will of what the court determines, Loon added. Hann remains optimistic that they can resolve this. It’s possible to pass bills that would cover more than half the state budget, and then pass a bill to allow them to continue as they are, he added. “In my view that would be preferable than shutting down government to try to make a political point,” he said. “I hope that that’s not where we end up.”
From the city perspective, services should continue as usual. “We don’t see any direct city
impacts.” said City Manager Rick Getschow. In terms of the indirect impacts, the city is focused on communication and education. The city website now has links and information on the shutdown. Indirect effects, include transportation projects in the community that could be suspended such as the 494/169 interchange project, he noted. “We don’t want to see that happen obviously, but those projects could be suspended,” he said. Impacts continue to evolve and change as it goes, said Getschow. “A lot of what could happen depends on the extent of the shutdown and length of the shutdown.” Eden Prairie legislators could not speak to the outcome of budget talks that had been ongoing this week, but none wanted to see a shutdown come to pass. Rep. Kirk Stensrud (R, District 4 2A) said he couldn’t figure out why the governor hadn’t called them back for a
Strate and Lind both spoke during a recent meeting of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District in an effort to get the board to rethink its $ 25,000 grant to the city. Strate argues that safety would be another issue with the parking lot, which, he said, could attract trouble to the area. The operators of Camp Eden Wood, which sits adjacent to Birch Island Woods, also share concerns about the wrong element coming near the center. “Yes, we do have a concern
about the parking lot,” said Ed Stracke, president and CEO of Friendship Ventures, which operates Eden Wood Center, a camp for individuals with disabilities. The addition of the parking lot would be an invitation for indecent behavior at both the woods and Eden Wood Center, he added. “We haven’t heard any compelling evidence that would cha nge ou r opi nion,” said Stracke. In Eden Wood Center’s case there’s been nuisance behavior such as theft of picnic tables and benches recently. “While it’s been infrequent, it does happen on a recurring basis,” he said. Some of the other crimes that have occurred could easily have been initiated from the woods, he added. The real issue is the safety of their participants, he said. Once an area is known as kind of a party place, it’s really difficult to change perceptions, he said.
“The parking lot will only encourage this type of activity” because it’s in a concealed area, said Stracke. “I just think it’s only going to increase that nuisance activity.” However, safety is one of the main reasons the city and members of the Friends of Birch Island Woods want the parking lot. Terry Picha, who owns the Picha Heritage Farm adjacent to the woods, said the city is making the right choice. “We have to get the cars off that narrow road,” said Picha, a member of the Friends of Birch Island Woods. It’s a danger when people get out of their cars parked on Indian Chief Road, he added. “Handicapped people have to have good access to the main trail head and this is our best place to put it,” he added. Lotthammer said they conferred with the city traffic engineer and talked about that concept of side parking. Even though you may see something similar down at Lake Harriet,
they did not believe that was a good application in this setting. As for concerns about crime, the Police Department looked at the park system-wide and found no difference in crime in nature areas. The lot would not be the most isolated of parking lots in the park system, he noted. “This one, even in the summertime when the leaves are out, you can see it from the road,” said Lotthammer. Lotthammer said there will be a gate at the parking lot so if there is a need, they can close it at night. “From a city perspective, we’re moving forward with the concept.” Since the cost-share agreement was approved, the city is waiting on a soils test to let staff know how much material should go below the pavers. “This is an opportunity to showcase an environmental treatment that’s just a lot better, and a better concept than building a big asphalt parking lot,” Lotthammer said. “We
don’t have to make as big of a footprint.” Lotthammer said they’ve been working with the watershed district, public works and public safety: “I can’t find anybody that is telling me this is not a good and right place.” Everybody agrees for current location, for visibility, “it’s a better situation,” he said. “The hope is, is that if you provide a destination for people to get to, they go back in and use the trail.” Once the city constructs the parking lot and installs city park signs, people will feel more encouraged to walk around, he added. From Strate’s perspective, the main issue is, “There’s no need for that parking lot at all.” The watershed district should not put its money into this kind of thing, Strate added. “It’s for a project that no one wants, except for a few people at city hall and a couple of board members of Friends of Birch Island Woods.”
lived across the street from him and they needed a fourth person for a game of cards. “Maureen was encouraged – or coaxed – to come on over,” Curtis said. They were married on April 24, 1955. Maureen passed away a few years ago. One of his loves is photography, and he has several favorite photos from all of the family’s travels framed and in photo albums
for display around his home. Favorites include pictures of Mackinac Island, the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa, and Las Vegas. He has also captured several historic landmarks of Eden Prairie on film, including the Flying Red Horse Mobil Station, Lil Red Grocery, Graffiti Bridge, Eden Prairie Center and the demolition of the Glen Lake Sanatorium, which he could
see from his home. That landmark holds special significance for Curtis. tuberculosis patients, including his father, were treated there. His father died at the Sanatorium of tuberculosis when Curtis was 14. As a child, his father had been taken to an orphanage in Owatonna, living with a farm family until he turned 18 and could be reunited with his mother.
When Fred and Maureen moved to Eden Prairie it was quite rural, “in its beginning,” Curtis said. They had six children from 1956 through 1967, Ginnie, Terri, Janet, Jeffrey, Christine and Kathleen. Curtis, 86, has nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild, who he enjoys spending time with. A longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church on County Road 4, Fred likes
to drive his riding lawn mower to the church to do some mowing, reports daughter Ginnie Curtis of Chanhassen.
November. Schools themselves would feel the fi nancial impacts of a shutdown. Like all state services, there are many unknowns in terms of what funds could come through, but Eden Prairie schools are planning for the worst-case scenario. There are many unknowns because it will be up to the courts to rule on what receives funds and what doesn’t. The district is trying to guard against the possibilities by tapping into the state systems as much as possible before June 30, said Eden Prairie School District Chief Operating Officer Patricia Magnuson. The School Board recently set up a line of credit for the district to tap into should a shutdown go on beyond a few weeks. “We are in a fairly stable cash position,” said Magnuson. The district would not need to borrow cash depending on the length of the shutdown. If the need arises, the district has the ability to borrow up to 95 percent of the average monthly
city should allow for parallel parking along the road, similar to the kind found along Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. “Even if there was no parking, it is the most accessible conservation area in Eden Prairie,” said Strate. If you need a little extra room, you could widen some side parking, said Lind. “Seems to me that’s a lot simpler and a lot less intrusive.”
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Carol Lee Modeen Carol Modeen, 79, of Eden Prairie, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Augustana Emerald Crest in Shakopee. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Thursday, June 30, with the Rev. Diane Goulson officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Burnsville. Carol was born in Chicago Aug. 4, 1931 to Phillip and Mabel (Holle) Landry. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Central High School. Carol lived in Eden Prairie most of her life and enjoyed working many years at Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She enjoyed singing in her church choir, playing bingo with her friends, gardening, and her pets. Above all else, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three children, Cindy (Mike) Schoenbauer of Belle Plaine, Tim (Marie) Modeen of Eden Prairie, Tom (Deborah) Modeen of Carver; grandchildren, Jenny (Dwight) Petty, Jason (Amber) Schoenbauer, Jon (Alyssa) Schoenbauer, Paul Modeen, Michelle Modeen and Rebecca Modeen; seve great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria (John) Morrison of Blaine; many other relatives and friends. Kolden Funeral Home, Belle Plaine. 952-873-6227.
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Joseph Grey Sr., 86, of Minneapolis, formerly of Palos Heights, IL, passed away Wednesday June 22, 2011. Among others he is survived by son, Joseph of Eden Prairie. Memorial service was 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Interment private. Washburn-McReavy Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400.
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expenditures from a line of credit. If a shutdown would go into August or September, then the district might have to issue aid or tax anticipation certificates. “I’m hoping we don’t have to get to any of that,” said Magnuson. What is unknown is if state aid would come through even in the case of the shutdown. “There’s just so many unknowns,” said Magnuson. All the unknowns cost time and effort. “There’s a lot of resources spent just planning,” she said. If the worst case comes to pass there could be real costs associated with borrowing, Magnuson added. There’s always instability when it comes to school funding, “but this puts another wrinkle in that.”
“Are you sweating at night?” Yes, I replied, and all day, every few hours. “Hot flashes,” she said. In my refusal to acknowledge the big M, I hung up unsatisfied. They couldn’t possibly be hot flashes. Nope, not me. I paused to think. Menopause, really? My son appeals to my sense of humility. Don’t call them hot flashes, Mom, call them “homeostasis failures.” Exactly, I tell him. Then I
notice him laughing. Grumph. So if someone you know looks awfully hot this summer, fanning themselves with the side of their hand, it may not be the oh-so-welcome Minnesota summer causing the heat. It may just be homeostasis failure. And no matter what you call it – too much information or homeostasis failure – a little understanding and a bowl of ice cream will help. Jody Russell is an Eden Prairie Web designer, photographer and writer. Her columns appear regularly in the Eden Prairie News.
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■ Parking: all day at Eden Prairie Community Center, Eden Prairie High School, Prairie View Elementary School Park and Immanuel Lutheran Church. ■ No public parking: at Round Lake Park from 4 a.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday. ■ Handicapped parking: In the east Round Lake Park parking lot between ﬁelds 3 and 4 with proper identiﬁcation in view.
■ Valley View Road between Eden Prairie Road and Hames Way: closed from 8 p.m. to midnight during the festivities. Trafﬁc ﬂow following the ﬁreworks has those at the Round Lake Park and west high school parking lots going west past Hames Way. East high school parking lots will exit both north and south on Eden Prairie Road.
WHAT: EP Fourth of July Hometown Celebration WHERE: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road (just west of Eden Prairie Road WHEN: Information booth opens at 5:30 p.m., ﬁreworks begin at 10 p.m. This year’s hometown celebration offers plenty of food, folks and fun. Activities include: • Baseball association’s “Firecracker Classic” (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) • Inﬂatable rides and bingo (beginning at 5:30 p.m.), music by the EP Community Band (6:45-7:45 p.m.) • “Synergy” (8-10 p.m.), and of course, the ﬁreworks at 10 p.m.
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Vendors at Eden Prairie’s Fourth of July include: Eden Prairie Lions Club – beer Grandpa’s Dog House – Chicago style hot dog, Greek style gyros, baked wafﬂe on a stick
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Tayler Karas was one of the many kids taking advantage of an inﬂated water slide at Round Lake Park at a previous Eden Prairie Fourth of July.
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To contribute toward the event, mail contributions to Fourth of July Hometown Celebration, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. For more information, call (952) 949-8441
Volunteers are needed to pass out programs, supervise kids activities and more. Volunteers are asked to commit to two hours of time in: event set-up, information booth, family Bingo, selling tickets, event take-down.
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Diventuri – deep fried mashed potatoes, deep fried mac and cheese, loaded fresh cut fries Jersey Brothers – pizza, calzones The Kettle Korn Factory – Kettle Korn and pork chop on a stick Drew’s Mini-Donuts – mini-donuts Maui Wowi – all natural smoothies City Hill Fellowship – ice cream treats Booths are also set to include: District 42 DFL, District 42 GOP, United4allEPkids, Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary and Countryside Chiro. And the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund will also be selling glowing novelties. SUBMITTED PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CITY OF EDEN PRAIRIE
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Viewing tips The American Pyrotechnics Association says: Don’t get too close. Sitting at least 500 feet from the ﬁreworks provides the best view of the show. Watch for the quality and brightness of the colors. Deep blue and dazzling white are especially difﬁcult to produce. Count the number of explosions in a shell. High-quality display shells may have multiple explosions that vary in color. There should be no lag time in a professional show. There should always be something going on for you to enjoy. Resist the temptation to keep any leftover material you may ﬁnd after a show. The professionals that put on the display will clean up all materials afterwards.
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Local pyrotechnic business readies for Fourth of July Kent Orwoll is seeing a pattern this year, and area residents can expect to see it too. Fireworks viewers will see a variety of “the ones that make the shapes in the sky,” he said of pattern shells that are gaining in popularity. Orwoll, a Chaska resident, is a partner at RES Specialty Pyrotechnics in Belle Plaine, with Steve Coman and Ed Vanasek of Belle Plaine. Fireworks displays change every year, to keep it interesting, he said. And, of Eden Prairie’s ﬁreworks display at 10 p.m. Monday, July 4, he said: “There’s a really big ﬁnale planned.” According to the business website, “Fireworks are a truly exciting art form, requiring creativity, skill and safety. RES Specialty Pyrotechnics creates that excitement by combining our talents and experience while keeping safety in the forefront.” The business has produced shows for local cities including Eden Prairie, Minnetonka
and Savage. It also has done work for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings – as well as shows around the world. In addition, they make theatrical pyrotechnics for indoor use. “Chances are, if you’ve been to a concert, sporting event or theme park recently, you’ve seen our product in action,” they say. The products have been used in shows by Paul McCartney, Kiss, Poison, Metallica and Britney Spears, he said. “We sell a product to the Chinese, believe it or not, to use it in Disneyland over at Hong Kong,” he added.
Many shows are choreographed to music. On the Fourth of July, you’ll see a patriotic theme, with a celebratory ﬁnale. “It ends up being a really nice overall experience,” he said. RES employs about 20 people during the busy season. The name came from its original name, “Remote Effects Systems,” which was shortened to RES.
Keeping It Interesting Orwoll said that the key to adding an emotional element to the show is variety.
How do you get into the ﬁreworks business?
“You can’t keep everything at the same level throughout the show,” Orwoll said.
Orwoll said that there’s an apprenticeshiptype training, where those interested in the profession work with a company that trains them.
He said another interesting technique is to divide the show by types of shells, with slight differences.
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What’s Orwoll’s favorite part? The ﬁnale and the individual patterned shells. “The ones that actually make the faces in the sky, or the stars,” he said. “The ones that are the most popular get the biggest reaction from the crowd.”
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inside of the shell in the sky it hits the bursting charge of pellets called “stars,” which are made of various chemical compounds, depending on what color is desired. The ﬁnale ﬁres very quickly, with shells chain-fused together, Orwoll said. He pointed out 30 racks with about 12 shells per rack that would go off in about a minute.
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Last year, RES Inc. gave the Eden Prairie News an inside peek at the preparations for the Eden Prairie Fourth of July ﬁreworks show. Rainbow Palm Trees were among the types of aerial shells loaded into tubes. The shells, which weigh about three pounds and are about six inches in diameter, have a lifting charge of black powder and a paper
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FOURTH FOURTH Eden Prairie’s Jonswold triplets, Brynn, Maryn and Leah, pose decked out in their Fourth of July ﬁnery again this year.
We ﬁrst met them in 2008 as they visited the Eden Prairie Fourth of July celebration vendor booths with parents Alison and Peter. The triplets also posed for photos in 2009 and 2010. The 3-and-a-half-year-olds are into princesses and pirates – and playing dressup, Alison said.
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A few ways to let someone know you love them I’ve been thinking about how to be a loving person. Spiritually speaking, there are few things people need more than love. Rejection and lack of love have disastrous effects on people. Maybe that is why Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another.” In that spirit I would like to suggest a few ways to let a person know you love them. Always say thank you. It is such a simple thing. Say thank you for every kindness large or small. Say it out loud. Send thank you notes without fail. Thank people for listening. Thank people for calling. Thank your spouse for all the things he or she does to bless your life with kindness and care. Thank the waiter for good service. Make it a habit to have an attitude of gratitude. The Bible says it clearly, “... give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will.” Make and keep promises. When I was a boy growing up
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in Massachusetts I was a Red Sox fan. Ted Williams was my hero. Every summer my father would promise me a trip or two to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play. Life was good when I was looking forward to such a trip. I always loved the thrill of being at the game. On the way home, however, I would inevitably ask my father, “Dad, can we go again sometime this summer?” I longed for the emotional security of a promise. Life is empty without
promises. To have a promise is to have a reason to live. It is a source of hope. Life’s deepest relationships rest on promises. Marriage vows are not very romantic. They are promises designed to stabilize the complexities of an intimate relationship. Do you want to let a person know you love them? One way is to make a meaningful promise and keep it. I believe that is why Jesus left his disciples with a promise. “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Express affirmation. There is a difference between affirmation and flattery. The latter is often empty and selfserving. Affirmation requires honest attention to another person’s gifts and positive qualities. Sincere affirmation can make a person’s day. It is not enough to simply think well of another person. It is important to say the words of respect and affirmation out loud. Marriage counselors know
the power of expressing positive regard. Marriages falter when couples cease to express the positive things and major on the negative. My wife is gifted in many ways, one of which is making a home that is lovely to live in. Sadly, I do not tell her often enough how much I appreciate living in the home she makes for us. I’m thinking it’s time to say something! Listen without giving advice. All of us need a listening ear from time to time. Most of us need one regularly. Real listening is a learnable skill. It involves reflective responses or mirroring what you hear the other person saying. It also involves not giving advice or “fixing” the other person. In one of the New Testament epistles, the apostle encourages us to “... Bear one another’s burdens ...” Offering advice is the very opposite of bearing another person’s burden. If I share a concern with you and you
respond with advice I now have two burdens, the burden of your advice on top of my original concern! On the other hand, by listening to me and not offering advice you demonstrate a willingness to hold my concerns in your mind and heart. In that way you are bearing my burden with me. Send a note or write a letter. Like all of you I live and work in a digitally connected world. Smart phones and email, text messaging and voicemail are here to stay. That is why it is so special to receive a handwritten note from someone. It takes time. It is very tangible. It is truly personal. Think about what you do when the mail arrives. I am always drawn to the pieces that are hand-addressed and may contain a personal note or letter from a friend or loved one. Love notes left in unexpected places; cards that say “I’m thinking of you” and postcards mailed from vacation destinations are
more significant than they may seem. It requires time to go to the trouble of it all. That is precisely why these things communicate love and affection so well. Be sure you are in right relationship with love’s ultimate source. I am convinced that it is very difficult to give away what we have never received. To love others deeply and unselfishly requires spiritual security. As a Christian I believe such security comes to a person in the gift of God’s love. That gift is personified in Jesus Christ. If you want to know what God’s love is like, the New Testament suggests you take a look at Jesus. Whatever you do, look beyond yourself for the source of the love you want to give. Spiritual writer Dr. Bernard E. Johnson shares this space with Lauren Carlson-Vohs and the Revs. Michael Miller, Rod Anderson and Timothy A. Johnson. “Spiritually Speaking” appears weekly.
Prairie Lutheran Summer Camps Register today for summer camp at Prairie Lutheran. “ L it t le E x plo r e r s N at u r e Camp” will be held from Monday-Thursday, Aug. 15-18, and “Preschool Prep” will be held from Monday-Thursday, Aug. 22-25. “Each camp includes art exploration, discovery time, interactive stories, outdoor play, a snack and lots of fun,” according to a news release. All children ages 33 months to 5 years old are welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (952) 942-1800. Prairie Lutheran is at 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie.
Invite People to Worship with You! Eden Prairie
Dynamic and relevant messages N Inspiring music—traditional and contemporary N Active children’s, youth and adult ministry programs N
United Methodist Church “Open hearts – Open minds – Open doors” Pastor Dan Schneider-Bryan
Sunday Worship 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Bible Study at 10:15 a.m.
(nursery care provided)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
‘Hometown Nazareth’ Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church will be hosting a summer VBS called ‘Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid’ from 5:45-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, to Thursday, July 28. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:25 p.m. each evening. Children will explore what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up through games, songs, snacks and participating in a Bible -times marketplace. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, there will be a potluck picnic and a petting zoo. For more information, visit eppc.com or call (952) 937-8000.
Phone: 952-926-1884 At southeast corner of Eden Prairie Road and Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie
Prairie Lutheran Preschool class Prairie Lutheran Preschool is of fering a new class for students 33 months old from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and F ridays, starting Monday, Sept. 12. A maximum class size of nine students provides an environment in which the young learners can develop confidence in themselves and trust in others. There is still some availability in the two, three and four day classes available for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. To register or for more information, visit prairielutheran.org or call (952) 9 4 2 -18 0 0. Prairie Lutheran Preschool is at 11000 Blossom Road, Eden Prairie.
15050 Scenic Heights Road Eden Prairie 952-937-8781
Sunday Morning Services: 8:00 • 9:30 • 11:00
(1 blk. west of Mitchell Rd.)
Children’s programming at 9:30 and 11:00
ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN SUMMER SCHEDULE
St. Andrew - Saturday 5:00pm
St. Andrew West -
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am Monday 7:00pm (starts June 6) 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie Sunday 9:30am
112090 Hundertmark Road, Chaska SPIRIT in the PINES - Sunday 9:30am
Nursery Every Hour Daycare / Preschool Church Camping Programs
St. Andrew preschool accepts enrollment St. Andrew Preschool is accepting enrollment for its “Road trip Adventures across the U.S.A.” summer camp. Camp is taught by preschool teachers and designed for 3- to 5-year-olds (children must be 3 by June 20 and toilet learned). Camp is held at St. Andrew in Eden Prairie and offers ageappropriate activities, arts and crafts, special music, games and time enjoying outdoor activities. I Camp Session 3 is being held July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. Camp sessions start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $111 per session. Children are asked to bring a peanutfree lunch each day. Pre-registration is required. For more information contact Sherrie Luettinger at (952) 937-2776, Ext. 40. Registration forms can be found online at standrewlu. org, in the Preschool office or on the information stand next to the receptionist.
(3 yrs.– 4th grade)
ST. ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH SUNDAY 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. “Come grow with us in Christ” 6716 Gleason Road, Edina • (952) 941-3065
Come Grow in Faith and Give of Your Time and Talent
Immanuel Lutheran Church 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie • 952-937-8123 (2 blocks N. of Hwy. 5 on Cty. Rd. 4)
Sunday Worship Services (nursery available) Traditional Services: 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday Worship Service at 5 p.m. Visit us at www.Immanuel.us
Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church Live the Invitation to Follow Christ!
Day Day Camp July 55-8
6500 Baker Road • Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Registration forms online
Worship with us this summer! Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.
with Nursery & Kids’ Own Worship
Please join us for Summer Worship! Sundays at 9:30 am 952 952--829 829--0525 www.prairielutheran.org
9145 Eden Prairie Road (@ Pioneer Trail) 952-937-8000 www.eppc.com
Bible Classes - 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - 10:45 a.m. Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Bible Club - 7:00 p.m. Youth Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Child Care Provided in All Services www.libertybaptistmn.org
Pax Christi Catholic Community 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Father Patrick Kennedy, Pastor
Weekend Masses Saturday Sunday
Building Friendships, Building Families, Building Faith
5:00PM 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 5:00PM
Prairie Hill Evangelical Free Church
Weekday Masses Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30AM 8:30AM 6:00PM 6:45AM 8:30AM
Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School classes and Awana will resume in the fall
Visit our website for more groups and events! www.phefc.org
Dr. Jerry Erickson, Pastor
952-937-9593 17200 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie
All are Welcome!
(Located next to Eden Prairie High School)
Let Go and Let God
Invite People to Worship with You! Call Kathy 952-345-3003
Sunday Worship, 10 a.m., July 3
Eden Prairie • Chanhassen Chaska • Shakopee Prior Lake • Savage • Jordan
Youth programs, ages 3–13 Classes, Tours
Temple of ECK
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NHL calls on Rau and Seeler Eden Prairie teammates picked in third and fifth rounds BY DANIEL HUSS firstname.lastname@example.org
or Eden Prairie’s Kyle Rau and Nick Seeler, the Xcel Energy Center has been nothing but positivity. Not once, but twice, did their Eden Prairie High School hockey team win state championships while playing on the Xcel ice.
Saturday, and individually speaking, the two did that one better. Saturday, Rau was picked in the third round (91st overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft; Seeler was a fi fth round pick (131 overall) by the Minnesota Wild. And since the draft was held in the shadows of their backyards (Xcel Energy Center), both were in attendance when their names were announced. “I had a good feeling those two would get drafted,” said Lee Smith, head coach of the Eden Prairie High School hockey team. “And they both went higher than scouts had pegged them.” Central Scouting had Rau listed as the 177th best North American skater; Seeler wasn’t on the list. “I think the scouts that scout this area gave them higher values,” explains Smith, who added that scouts frequent many Eden Prairie games. “We schedule good teams,” he adds. “Those are the games they [scouts] want to see.” For Rau, getting picked by Florida was something he had hoped would happen. “They were the team that showed the most interest,” he said. “It’s who I felt the most comfortable with during interviews.” Next fall, Rau, a 5-8,
Peterson’s big day In one of his fi rst games back as a member of the Eden Prairie American Legion baseball team, Tyler Peterson helped Eden Prairie to a 9-7 win over Oakdale, going 3-3 with three home runs and seven RBI. As a team, Eden Prairie would play its way to a second-place fi nish in the Burnsville Tournament. Tuesday, Eden Prairie headed west to Rapid City, where they’ll compete in the ultra-competitive Rapid City firecracker Tournament.
Bray named to Class AAA All-Tournament Team Wells Fargo, the premier corporate sponsor of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), announced that Adam Bray of Eden Prairie High School has been named to the Class AAA Baseball 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. Twelve awards are presented in Boys’ Class AAA Baseball.
Eden Prairie Soccer Association registration The Eden Prairie Soccer Association (EPSA) is accepting online registration for the fall 2011 season at edenprairiesoccer.org. Registrations will be accepted through July 30, or until all teams have been fi lled. The fall season begins Saturday, Aug. 27, and runs for approximately eight weeks. EPSA opportunities are open to boys and girls entering grades K-12. Fees are $55 per child for online registrations through July 9 (late fees assessed after that date). Games are typically played at Flying Cloud Fields. The EPSA program is run entirely by volunteers. Between coaches, team managers and program administrators, the group needs significant parent involvement in programs. Training is provided for all volunteer positions. For more information, contact EPSA at edenprairiesoccer.org, or email email@example.com.
How did you spend last Saturday? Eden Prairie’s Kyle Rau (left) and Nick Seeler attended the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. As hoped, their names were called, Rau in the third round by the Florida Panthers; Seeler in the fifth round by the Minnesota Wild.
“Kyle might be small, but all he does is win big games and make things happen. And Nick’s stock keeps going up and up.”
165-pound center, will play hockey for the University of Minnesota. This summer, Eden Prairie Head Coach Lee Smith he’s jumpstarting his “I want to keep academic career by taking improving,” said the 6-2, classes at the University’s 185-pound defenseman. Carlson School of “You do that by doing the Management. Like Rau, Seeler went to little things, the things that good players do.” the team that showed the For Seeler, that means most interest. playing the body and “You can’t ask for keeping his stick in passing anything better than lanes. being drafted by your hometown team,” he said. CHICKEN OR THE EGG Next fall, he’ll play Question: Explain how hockey for the Muskegon two players from the same Lumberjacks of the high school team get picked U.S. Hockey League. In in the fi rst five rounds of an 2012, he’ll play for the NHL draft? University of NebraskaIs this a commentary on Omaha. Eden Prairie hockey? Or The NHL? is this year’s senior class, “Anytime is a good a class that helped bring time,” he said, of his two state championships to dreams to don an NHL Eden Prairie High School, sweater.
just that special? “I think it’s a little bit of both,” said Smith. “The coaches at the youth level are great. At the same time, this group is pretty special. “Kyle might be small, but all he does is win big games and make things happen,” adds Smith. “And Nick’s stock keeps going up and up. What they share are good stories and good character. Both compete hard and both want to be great.” And they’re not alone. “Their teammates are also going to have hockey opportunities,” said Smith. “And over the next year or so, they’re going to start happening.” For Rau and Seeler, the Xcel Center on Saturday afternoon was happening alright; happening a plenty.
Holy Family Fire 5K Race The fourth Annual Fire 5K and Spark ½ Mile Run at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria will be held Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. More information, including registration forms, can be found online at hfchs.org
Girls basketball skills clinics The Eden Prairie Girls Basketball Association (EPGBA) is again sponsoring summer skills clinics for girl basketball players entering third grade and older. The clinics will be run by Chad Flies, assistant varsity coach, and Denny Tape, EPGBA coaching director and trainer. These clinics will emphasize shooting, passing and ball-handling. Times and cost vary by grade. For more, go to epgba.org.
CMS/EPHS Running Camp Registrations are being accepted for the CMS/EPHS Running Camp. It will be held Monday through Friday from Aug. 15-Sept. 2 (8-10 a.m.). Cost is $30. Contact Eden Prairie CrossCountry Head Coach Jeff Lindlief for registration forms or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 975-2394.
14AAAs win NIT Super Classic
EP 6-year-old wins Little People World Golf Championship BY DANIEL HUSS email@example.com
Eden Prairie’s Pranay Singh faces a dilemma. When asked to name his favorite golf memory, he has a hard time deciding. Is it last year’s hole-in-one he carded on the No. 7 hole at Waters Edge in Shakopee, or the up-and-down that iced last week’s Pepsi Little People World Golf Championship Tournament in Quincy, Ill.? When pressed, the soon-tobe first-grader wearing the Snoopy belt picks the up-anddown. “The kid he was playing against hit his tee shot a couple feet from the hole,” said Vivek Kumar, Pranay’s father. “Pranay chunked his. It was the last hole and Pranay was leading by three. If the other kid birdies and Pranay gets a five, it’s a tie.” Singh’s second shot settled just off the green, some 20 yards from the hole. By the time he hit his third shot, the green was ringed with an estimated 100 spectators. Going for par, he hit a flop shot that bounced once and then rolled in the cup. Game over. PHOTO BY DANIEL HUSS Singh fi nished with a twoEden Prairie’s Pranay Singh hones his game on his home round 61 (30, 31), besting the course, Waters Edge in Shakopee. Last year, while playing second-place fi nisher (Texas’ the 90-yard, hole No. 7, he recorded a hole-in-one. Rohan Kommineni) by four
strokes. The field included 30 golfers. His all-time favorite golf memory? “Winning,” he said.
EARLY START Yes, Singh started golfi ng at an early age. “He started walking at 11 months,” said his dad, “and held his fi rst club shortly after that.” At first, he used plastic clubs and a plastic ball. From there, he progressed from a plastic ball to a real ball. The rest, as they say, is history. His favorite club? “Driver,” he said, “because it goes far.” At a hair shy of four feet, the 6-year-old can hit a ball 140 yards. But that’s not his strength; his strength is his short game, minus the putting. “He’d rather hit from just off the green than just on the green,” said his dad. As one might guess, his golfing ability has attracted some attention. “More experienced golfers watch him swing and get pretty depressed,” said mom. The true measure of his ability, however, can be seen on the course. “They see us at the tee box,” said dad, “and right away think
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The 14AAA Eden Prairie Eagles invaded Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in early June for the Boys of Summer NIT Super Classic, Open Class. For Eden Prairie, pool play began with a well pitched 3-2 victory over the North Liberty Blues. Eden Prairie followed up with an 8-3 win over the River City Thunder. The semifinals featured an Eden Prairie vs. North Liberty rematch. This tense game proved to be as hard fought as the first one. Ultimately, Eden Prairie prevailed 4-2. In the championship game, Eden Prairie played its most complete game of the season, beating the hometown Cedar Rapids Reds by a score of 10-3. Team members include (front row, left to right): Jack Koehler, Josh Liberko, Joe Fahning and Josh Miller; (second row) Brady Schoo, Grant Kaufman, Tyler Safgren, Jacob Head, Brett Boldenow, Ryan Christensen, Jake Halvarson and Marc Sullivan; (back row) Assistant Coach Jay Schoo, Assistant Coach Jim Halvarson, Assistant Coach Mike Miller and Head Coach Todd Safgren.
13AAAs win Big Lake Tournament title The Eden Prairie 13AAA baseball team won a Big Lake Tournament title (June 4-5). Eden Prairie’s title run included wins over Melrose, Farmington, Spring Lake Park, New Richmond and Wayzata. Team members include (front row, left to right) Thomas Anderson, Charlie Sheehan, Eric Requet, Mark Ehresman, Michael Graham and Nick Geolat; (back row) Coach Pat Roeser, Michael Swanson, Coach Jim Athey, Jeff Athey, Trevor Divinski, Coach Steve Geolat, Thomas Nemec, Ryan Swanson, Head Coach Rob Divinski and Wesley Young.
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As Heartland Regional champions, Eden Prairie (Mike Sandle, Rashawn Fountain, David Platner, Mohamed Mohamed, Danny Virgin, Latrell Snider, Rumeal Harris, Tony Yost and Tyson Reinke) was invited to compete in the Nike Track Nationals. Virtual regional meets were run on the computer, using times/distances from the 10 decathlon events. The Nike Track Nationals Meet was held Eugene, Ore., on the historic Hayward Field track.
Eden Prairie track goes National(s) While competing against the nation’s best, EP finishes 11th BY DANIEL HUSS firstname.lastname@example.org
“ Elevent h b e st ,” st ate s Bruce Kivimaki, head coach of the Eden Prairie High School boys track team; “that’s close to the Top 10 and we’ll take it. “You have to be really good to win a meet like that and we were just OK,” he adds. “Still, there are some 8,000 high schools in the country who would love to be in our position.” Kivimaki made these statements after his team came back from Eugene, Ore., where they competed in the Nike Track Nationals. “We were part of a tough field,” said Kivimaki, of the eight regional champions and four at-large teams that competed for a Nike Track Nationals championship, “but it was a great location (Eugene), great venue (Hayward Field) and
great experience. In short, it’s a whole lot of fun competing in a place where track is king.” In terms of the competition, Eden Prairie was the underdog the moment the field was announced. “We’re a northern school competing against California, Texas and Florida,” explains the coach. Eden Prairie was also the last team in the field to compete at its state meet, meaning their chances of coming close to their PR times/distances were less than those of a team who had the time to build itself back up. In addition, Eden Prairie had two guys come back from Europe to participate. “Fatigue,” adds Kivimaki. Last, but not least, the Eden Prairie contingent was in the stands when Mike Sandle suffered an injury while triple jumping in the U.S. Junior Nationals.
“That put a damper on everything,” adds Kivimaki. On Sandle’s first attempt, he jumped 49-7. On his second jump, he rolled his ankle. He fi nished sixth, but was unable to run in the Nike Track Nationals later that evening. And yes, a sixth-place fi nish at the U.S. Junior Nationals is pretty darn impressive. Still, it makes one wonder what would’ve happened if Sandle had used all six jumps. “You never know,” said Kivimaki, “sometimes your fi rst jump is the best, sometimes it’s the sixth.” In any case, the ankle injury prevented Sandle from running the 100-meter dash in the Nike Meet. In his stead, Rashawn Fountain ran the 100, placing ninth (11:24). Sandle’s seed time was 10:99; the winning time was 10.75. Fountain would also fi nish eighth in the 400-meter dash
(50.44). David Platner fi nished 11th in the 800 (1:58.97); Mohamed Mohamed placed eighth in the mile (4:22.75), Danny Virgin fi nished 11 in the 110 hurdles (15:41); Tony Yost placed 10 in the shot put (45-1.25); Tyson Reinke placed 10 in the discus (128-8.75); Latrell Snider fi nished five in the high jump (6-1.5); Rumeal Harris placed eight in the long jump (2110.75). As a team, Eden Prairie would amass 7,188.55 points and place 11th. Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.), Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) and Sam Barlow (Gresham, Ore.) fi nished fi rst (8,173.24), second (7,870.79) and third (7,726.89). “A cool stage like Hayward Field and you get to compete in a Nationa l Meet,” adds Kivimaki. “I can’t think of a better way to end your high school season.”
Singh poses with the trophy he won after placing first at the Pepsi Little People World Golf Championship. En route to his win, the 6-year-old carded rounds of 30 and 31.
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they’ll play through.” “But they never catch us,” adds Singh. In July, Singh will take his game to San Diego, where he’ll compete in the Junior World Cha mpionships, a tou r nament that Tiger Woods and
Phil Mickelson won in their youth. Last year, Singh finished 21st. This year’s goal? “Winning,” he said, while adding that he thinks he’ll have to shoot a one-under-par 53 to do so. W hen asked i f he’s ever fi nished under par, he smiled before he answered. “Not yet,” he said.
EP stars shine in Lions’ tournament West’s take: ‘Tournament is a success if we beat East’ SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Like Fight Club, the Lions West All Star Team has rules. One, have fun. Two, beat the East All Stars. Three, beat the East All Stars. Last weekend, four Eden Prairie High School senior baseball players, plus their head coach, had the opportunity to participate in the 37th Annual Minnesota Lions All Star Baseball Tournament. The Eden Prairie contingent, the largest of the tournament, included Adam Bray, Tyler Ruemmele, Tony Skjefte, Lance Thonvold and Eden P rai rie Head Coach Mi ke Halloran. “As a coach,” said Halloran, “my job was to stay out of the way. They can swing away on any count, steal at any time and bunt whenever they want. “I had to remind them,” he adds, “that pro scouts and college coaches want to see good baseball.” Those things being said, Halloran reiterated the importance of beating the East All Stars. “From a West perspective,” he said, “the tournament is a success if we beat East.” When asked about East vs. West, Halloran said the rivalry is older than his players. “It’s a Minneapolis/St. Paul thing,” he said. So? West opened tournament
10AAAs win Rochester ‘Classic’ The Eden Prairie 10AAA Black baseball team won the Rochester “Classic” Baseball Tournament (June 3-5). En route to their tournament title, 10AAA never lost a game. In addition to tournament trophies, Black earned a state tournament bid. Team members include (coaches’ row, left to right): Mike Camilli, Matt Ladegaard and Tim Piechowski; (second row) Matt Sherman, Joey Danielson, Tim Piechowski, Nick Kivi and Charlie Camilli; (bottom row) Carson Sievers, Nick Ladegaard, Tyler Donahue, Aaron Martinka, Garrett Smith and Kaden Czech. Not pictured is Jackson Harmer.
With four players, plus its head coach, the Eden Prairie High School baseball team had more representation at the 37th Annual Lions All Star Baseball Tournament than any other school. The Eden Prairie contingent included (left to right) Adam Bray, Tyler Ruemmele, Eden Prairie Head Coach Mike Halloran, Lance Thonvold and Tony Skjefte. play Friday with a 3-2 win over North, a game in which Ruemmele pitched four shutout innings. With Thonvold picking up the save, the game ended with Skjefte making a Web-gem catch in the outfield. “The kid hit a rocket to left center,” said Halloran. “I thought no way, no way is Tony going to get there. He was running to his left and looking over his right shoulder and then at the last minute, he sticks his glove up and makes the catch, one of the
best high school catches I’ve ever seen.” Game over. As an encore, West fell 5-2 to South. That put even more importance on the West vs. East grand fi nale. “A win would put us in a tie with North, but we held the tiebreaker because we beat North,” said Halloran. So? West defeated East 5-4. Bray was credited with the win, pitching four strong innings.
The play of the game, however, belonged to Thonvold. “Centennial pitcher Austin Malinowski was drafted by the Twins, was Mr. Baseball and the Class AAA Player of the Year,” said Halloran. And Thonvold sent a Malinowksi pitch an estimated 400 feet over the Chanhassen High School scoreboard. “A monster shot,” adds Halloran. And West defeated East 5-4, making the tournament, from West’s perspective, a resounding success.
15AAs win Apple Valley Tournament The Eden Prairie 15AA travel team won an Apple Valley Tournament championship, topping a field of 20 teams. In the process, Eden Prairie defeated Hopkins, Rochester, Minnetonka Babe Ruth, Shakopee and Wayzata, before beating Burnsville in the championship game. Team members include (top row, left to right): Coach Rob Wassenaar, Alex Beneke, Erik Rosheim, Josh Wassenaar, Mason Gligor, Kyle Tsuchiya, Matthew Fuller, Thomas Richter, Coach Todd Tsuchiya and Coach Kurt Fuller; (bottom row) Dan Fisher, Sam Jore, Matthew Cheesman, Brock Collins, Robert Olson and Levi Martinka. Not pictured are Aaron Kerber and Coach Royce Richter.
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hirty-five years ago Eden Prairie was on the verge of a population boom. Eden Prairie Center was built, and the population was jumping from 6,938 in 1970 to 16,263 in 1980 and 39,311 in 1980. It’s also the year Sports World USA was established “with the idea of providing sporting goods equipment to the Twin Cities metro area.” Thirty-five years later, Eden Prairie has been named the No. 1 small city in the country, and Sports World is celebrating its anniversary. Bob Hallstrom, who bought the independent store in 1995, said that there were four original owners in 1976. Today, there are 20 fulland part-time employees under the direction of Hallstrom and Tom Rodman. The store specializes in hockey, lacrosse and
A vintage Sports World sign hangs by the doorway. baseball, maintaining knowledge of changing technology in the sports. “We try to keep up with current trends in equipment,” Hallstrom said. He said the most popular items are usually the newest products that the kids see on companies’ websites. In hockey, for example, 20 years ago all of the hockey sticks were made of wood, now they are made of aluminum and fiberglass or other materials, making them lighter and more consistent. And today the sport is enjoyed by boys and girls, which wasn’t the case when the store fi rst opened. In fact, Eden Prairie didn’t even have an ice arena. Hallstrom, an Eden Prairie resident, played
hockey in Eveleth, Minn., and at Cornell College. “I just love the game,” he said. Rodman grew up and lives in Eden Prairie. The store features equipment, discounts for teams and associations, inhouse apparel embroidery and screen printing, custom skate and equipment fitting, skate sharpening, contouring and blade shaping and custom lacrosse stringing, according to the website. The store designs clothing for Eden Prairie teams as well as the surrounding west metro community. Sports World USA Inc. is at 16522 W. 78th St., Eden Prairie, in Prairie Village Mall (near Kowalski’s at the corner of Highway 5 and Eden Prairie Road). It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. “Thank all the customers past and present for helping us stay open for 35 years,” Hallstrom said. For more information, call (952) 937-9341, e-mail email@example.com or visit swusaep.com.
EP CitiFinancial becomes OneMain Financial The Citi Financial office at 8250 Commonwealth Drive, Eden Prairie, will change its name to OneMain Financial on July 1. Branch Manager Chad Boldthen indicated in a news release that the change will not impact the products and services customers have come to know and appreciate. To celebrate its new name, the OneMain Financial branch will have an official launch celebration event at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at 8250 Commonwealth Drive, Eden Prairie. The celebration is free and open to the public. In addition, the branch will hold a sweepstakes throughout the month of July, where customers and members of the community may be eligible to win a Blu-ray player.
Wellness by Design Awards T he Wel l ness by Desig n Worksite Award honors Hennepin County worksites that demonstrate accomplishments in these areas: management support, wellness infrastructure, assessment and evaluation, supportive environments, communication and engagement and programs and interventions. The following Eden Prairie worksites received awards: the city of Eden Prairie received a bronze award. Van Wagenen Financial Services Inc. received a bronze award. Arizant
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Bachman’s summer events The following events will be taking place at Bachman’s this summer: Kids in the Garden: Butterflies in the Garden – From 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at all Bachman’s Garden Centers. Kids will learn about the different types of butterfl ies, what plants they like, and how they grow from a caterpillar. The event is free, but registration is required. Best for ages 3 to 10. Call (612) 861-7600 to register. Kids in the Ga rden: A l l About Apples – 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at all Bachman’s Garden Centers. Kids will learn about Johnny Appleseed and more about apples at this class. They will learn how to create fun stamps with apple slices and paint. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (612) 861-7600 to register. Plastic Garden Pot Recy-
Weight Loss Challenge Program The Eden Prairie Weight Loss Challenge Program would like to congratulate the newest fi rst place Biggest Losers over the past 10 weeks: Shelly Alwin, who lost 22.6 lbs and collected $200. Melody Buschard, who lost 16.6 lbs and collected $112. Julie Alto, who lost 18.8 lbs and collected $60. Lynette Hunter, who lost 9.2 lbs and collected $120. New Summer Slim Down Classes start July 11. Register at epcommunityed.org or call (952) 451-4442.
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Th e following upc oming events take place at the Eden Prairie Senior Center at 8950 E den P rairie Road, unle ss another location is given. To register for the programs and services, call the center at (952) 279-8050, unless otherwise specified. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; evening and weekend hours vary. To display artwork at the center, call (952) 279-8050.
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. Tuesdays Quilting – 9 a.m. join fellow quilters and crafters to work on a quilt. Call Angie for more information at (952) 934-1671. Greeting Cards – 9:30 a.m. to help cut, tape and create old greeting cards into new. Bread Day – 9:30 a.m. for “end of the day” baked goods and breads donated by a local baker. Donations accepted. Party-Style Bridge – 12:153:30 p.m., no need to sign up, just come and play. Call Mary Canakes at (952) 445-0978 for more information. Cribbage – 1-3 p.m. Open to all levels of players. Wednesdays Canasta – 1 p.m. No need to sign up. Cards are provided. Call BJ Cappozzi at (951) 8205542 for more information. ‘500’ Cards – 1 p.m. No registration necessary. Just stop in and play. Thursdays Cribbage – 1-3 p.m. Open to all levels of players. Call Jerry Clark at (952) 974-7989 for more information. Fridays Men’s Coffee Group – 9:30 a.m. Tell a tale, swap a story and learn something new. Call Duane Kasper at (952) 448 1608. Bread Day – 9:30 a.m. for “end of the day” baked goods and breads donated by a local baker. Donations accepted. Partner Bridge – noon, arrive with a partner and play at 12:15 p.m. Call Lorraine Dilling at (952) 941-2060.
Special events Friday BINGO – 1 p.m. Friday, July 22. Suggested cost is $1 per two cards.
Senior trips Senior trips leave from the Senior Center. Pavek Museum of Broadcasting (St. Louis Park) – From 12:15-4 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Cost is $13. Registration deadline is July 7.
Health and wellness 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: Fo ot C a re Cl i n ic – On Wednesday, July 6, Happy Feet Footcare Inc. will provide an assessment of foot conditions, foot massages and soaks, basic nail care and information on self-care and prevention. Call (763) 560-5136 to make an appointment. Blood Pressure Clinic – From 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 7, a volunteer nurse will be available to take your blood pressure and answer any health related questions. Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment. Biking Club – Ride 15-20 miles round trip each week wit h t he bi ki ng club. T he group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Contact Duane or Diana at (952) 448-1608 for more information. Join The Walking Club – Walk on local trails 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the center to get on the mailing list. Pickleball – Play Pickleball at Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Players of all levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and white soled tennis shoes. Contact Jerry Maas at (952) 918-0500 for more information.
Classes Several driver safety courses are offered. Call (952) 279-8050 for information. Tai Chi – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 12 to Sept. 6. Cost is $42 for six sessions or $56 for eight sessions.
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WENT TO A GARDEN PARTY
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Shirley Petro, Nancy Thompson and Delores Regimbal go through the line to get brownies and toppings for their ice cream.
The Buzz Danielson Jammers provided entertainment at the annual Senior Center Garden Party.
Monthly events Crafting – 1 p.m. Mondays, July 11, 18. Contact Donna at (952) 944-6386 for information. Book Club – Discussing “A Walk on the Beach” by Joan Anderson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13; discussing “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Chair Massages – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14. $21 for first time clients, $ 39 for 30-minute appointments after fi rst visit. Call the Senior Center to make an appointment. Computer Cracker Barrel – 10-11 a.m. June 30 and Aug. 5 at the Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive. Bunco – 2 p.m. Fridays, July 15 and Aug. 19.
The annual Senior Center Garden Party moved inside due to the weather but it was still a success, as guests enjoyed treats and listened to live entertainment.
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Feldmann reunion held at family home
PHOTOS BY KARLA WENNERSTROM
Sever Peterson hosted descendents of the Fridolin Feldmann family for a reunion last week.
Last week, Sever and Sharon Peterson hosted a Feldmann Family Reunion for a couple of dozen family members and the neighbors of the house where the Feldmann settlers lived when they settled in Eden Prairie. The house was moved from what is now the entrance of the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area. George Marshall and John Rogers exchanged old times with the family, remembering how much everything has changed since then. I was able to add a few names of residents, having rode the school bus at that time. Did you know that such an allimportant thing as electricity is really not that old in Eden Prairie? Having lived on the south side of Pioneer Trail, we got our power from Jordan. I remember Dad writing to the power company asking them to please inspect the farm so his daughters could have lights on the Christmas tree. Sever has moved this old house from its former location, down the old
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Highway 169, remodeled it and it is now the home of his daughter, Brooke, and her husband. The house still has the beautiful view of the river as it did in its former location. The house has a unique glassed-in porch that runs the length of the house. The house has been beautifully remodeled using the original rooms with restorative furnishings. Oh, yes! There is one new room in the upstairs of the house. The bathroom was completely redone by winning a contest on TV. What a lovely room.
Following is the family tree of the Eden Prairie Feldmann family. Fridolin (Fred) Feldmann (1817-1889) was born in Neusfeld, Switzerland, married Elizabeth Meuhlar of the same town. They emigrated to the United States in 1861, landing at St. Louis and moved at once to Minnesota, via riverboat. They homesteaded 160 acres of land (the Feldmann farm). Fred lived to be 72 years of age and was buried in Shakopee cemetery. Skipping a few generations, we come to Jeffrey H. Miller. I met him this spring, exchanged pictures that he and I had, and this was the beginning of this story. Marie Wittenberg is an Eden Prairie historian and author, whose columns appear regularly in the Eden Prairie News.
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Local winners named in juried art show
PASTEL & DRAWING CATEGORY First, “Deep Friends” by Franklin Haws, Shakopee
he Savage Arts Council announces the winners of the fifth annual Savage Juried Art competition and
show, which runs through July 14. Eighty-two pieces of art from Minnesota artists are being showcased in this year’s show. Dale Redpath of Minneapolis was this year’s judge. Viewing locations for the show are the Savage Library, Associated Bank, Sterling State Bank, Savage City Hall and Savage Art Studios and Gallery. People’s choice award is given at the show’s close-ballot boxes will be at each location. Please visit the show and vote for your favorite work. Learn more at savageartscouncil.org.
Best In Show “Filled to Overflowing” by Rick Kochenash of Chaska.
Oil First, “Snow On Seagull River” by Neil Sherman of Grand Marais; Second, “The Color Of Money” by Richard Valentine of Prior Lake; Honorable Mention, “1” by Emma Kindall of Cottage Grove and “Native Memoirs” by Chichi Miller of Excelsior.
Pastel & Drawing First, “Deep Friends” by Franklin Haws of Shakopee; Second, “Breeze” by Alisa Sales of Savage; Honorable Mention, “A Peaceful Moment” by Patricia Duncan of Bloomington and “The Street” by Amanda Sales of Savage.
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“The Color Of Money” by Richard Valentine, Prior Lake
Photography First, “Frosty Morning” by Mary Pearson of Prior Lake; Second, “Cana Island Lighthouse by Moonlight” by Darrell Tangen of Savage; Honorable Mention, “Evening Surfers” by Guntis Kupers of Prior Lake and “Anoka Farmers” by Guntis Kupers of Prior Lake.
3-Dimensional First, “The Tastiest Lutefisk” by Gale Mord of Savage; Second, “Cherish” by Kordula Coleman of Minneapolis; Honorable Mention, “Grenadine Delight Bowl,” by Rose-Marie James of New Prague and “Untitled 2” by Chris Sales of Savage.
Water Media First, “The Minnesota at The Mississippi River 1” (of 5) by Ronald Buelow of St. Paul; Second, “The Minnesota at The Mississippi River 3” (of 5) by Ronald Buelow of St. Paul: Honorable Mention “Fall Colors” by John Keely of Apple Valley and “Identity” by Natalie Smoliak of Savage.
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JUNE 30 WILL HALE AND THE TADPOLE PARADE Will Hale and his Tadpole Parade will perform as part of Chanhassen’s summer concert series. Time: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen Info: ci.chanhassen.mn.us/concerts. html
EDEN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY BAND The Eden Prairie Community Band will perform as part of the Huber Park performance series. Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 Cost: Free Location: Huber Park, 600 Bluff Ave., Shakopee Info: (952) 233-9500 or (952) 233-9502
JULY 1 WALK AND ICE CREAM The Eden Prairie Women of Today will celebrate their Founder’s Day with a walk and ice cream! The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Purgatory Creek Park pavilion and go for a walk, then head to Culver’s for some frozen treats! Learn about EPWT and the group’s commitment to service, growth and friendship. Time: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 Cost: Free (on your own for treats) Location: Purgatory Creek Park Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘ANNIE JR.’ This award-winning musical is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” “It’s a Hard-Knock Life” for Annie and her dog Sandy, but it is simply impossible to get her down. The eternal optimist always looks ahead to a sunny “Tomorrow.” This show is appropriate for all ages. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes July 1-Aug. 7 Cost: $15 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Main St., Hopkins Info: stagestheatre.org or (952) 979-1123
JULY 2 RAPTORS IN THE YARD See live birds of prey, learn their survival strategies and find out why they live in captivity. Cameras welcome. Adults must accompany children. For all ages. Time: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 2 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
JULY 3 LIVING HISTORY SUNDAY Experience the excitement and challenges of life along the Minnesota River in the 1800s. Meet the residents of Eagle Creek and the frontier. Help them with their daily chores, attend school and participate in the 1800s era craft demonstrations. Play games and enjoy a ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. Many buildings open for touring. Gift shop
open. Food available for purchase most Saturdays. Time: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 3 Cost: Ages 18-64 $5; ages 2-17 and seniors $3; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OH MY! Meet resident Minnesota reptiles and amphibians and learn what makes them unique. For all ages. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3 Cost: Free Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
JULY 4 4TH OF JULY HOMETOWN CELEBRATION Come out to Round Lake Park on the 4th to hear Jazz on the Prairie, the Eden Prairie Community Band, Synergy, see the Fireworks display with music, and enjoy activities such as BINGO, concessions and more throughout the evening. Time: 5:30-11 p.m. Monday, July 4 Cost: Free Location: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie Info: edenprairie.org; to volunteer call (952) 949-8457 or e-mail nwhite@ edenprairie.org
FREE DIAMOND RIO CONCERT Country group Diamond Rio will headline a free Fourth of July show. Minnesota band Rocket Club will open the concert. Diamond Rio’s performance will be followed by a fireworks display. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to accept complimentary tickets. Coolers, umbrellas and pets are not allowed in the amphitheater. Food and alcoholfree beverages will be available for purchase. Shirt and shoes are required. Time: 7:30 p.m. Rocket Club; 8:45 p.m. Diamond Rio Monday, July 4 Cost: Free; four ticket limit per person; assigned seats will be issued on a first come first served basis Location: Mystic Amphitheater, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: mysticlake.com
INDEPENDENCE DAY 1889 Celebrate America’s birthday with the settlers of Eagle Creek. Experience the festivities of 1889 by marching in a parade, playing croquet, throwing horseshoes, churning ice cream and riding the horse-drawn trolleys. Watch an 1860s baseball game. See live raptors from Richardson Nature Center. Gift shop open and food available for purchase. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, July 4 Cost: Ages 18-64 $5; ages 2-17 and seniors $3; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
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Hometown Celebration. Hear Jazz on the Prairie, the Eden Prairie Community Band and Synergy, see the Fireworks display and enjoy activities such as bingo, concessions and more from 5:30-11 p.m. Monday, July 4. The free event is at Round
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Performing this week will be In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 21-Aug. 9 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 949-8449, Ext. 5 for weather-related updates
pasta; pork tenderloin with aromatic soy sauce and shiitake mushrooms over rice; simple greens; puff pastries with wild cherries and chocolate bacon. Wine tasting will be included. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: $45 for Arboretum members; $55 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: www.arboretum.umn.edu or (952) 443-1422
THE SAPPHIRE EXPERIMENT See The Sapphire Experiment on July 7 at JJ’s Wine Bar in Eden Prairie playing classic rock, acoustic style, from artists such as David Bowie, America, John Cougar, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Peter Frampton, The Partridge Family, Duncan Schiek and more. The Sapphire Experiment is Ross Anderson, Mark Adolphson, Steve Stromberg and Bill Essendrup. Time: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: Free Location: JJ’s Wine Bar, 7942 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Info: jjscoffeecompany.com
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CALHOUN BRASS The Calhoun Brass quintet will perform as part of Chanhassen’s summer concert series. Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen Info: ci.chanhassen.mn.us/concerts. html
KIDSTOCK Enjoy children’s entertainers from around the Twin Cities as they sing, act, tell stories and have fun. Performing this week at Kidstock will be the Splatter Sisters. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 949-8449, Ext. 5 for weather-related updates
LIONESS GARDEN TOUR The Eleventh Annual Eden Prairie Lioness Garden Tour will feature six lovely gardens. The tour will be rain or shine and is self-guided. Tickets are available at Kowalski’s Market or from any Eden Prairie Lioness. All proceeds go back to the community. Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 Cost: $10 Location: 16332 Baywood Lane, Eden Prairie (Garden 1) Info: (952) 974-2914 or (952) 937-2865
KIDSTOCK Enjoy children’s entertainers from around the Twin Cities as they sing, act, tell stories and have fun. This week’s Kidstock performer will be Bob and the Beachcombers. Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 Cost: Free Location: Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie Info: (952) 949-8449 ext. 5 for weather-related updates
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GENEAOLOGY 101 Genealogy 101 is a class for beginners or old pros that will help people start their family histories. Use online tools to speed the process and network with others both at the event and online. In preparation, answer the following questions and send the info with your reservation: What is your family’s ethnic group? When did your family emigrate to the United States? From where? Where did your family settle? How far back have you traced your family history? Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14 Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged.
Location: Eden Prairie Library Meeting Room, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie Info: To register, visit edenprairiehistory.org or mail your reservation with a name and a contact to Programs, Eden Prairie Historical Society, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie 55344
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TURFGRASS WORKSHOP This six and a half hour training course is intended for property managers, private maintenance companies, schools, and park departments. Workshop topics include: equipment calibration, selection and application of fertilizers, mowing techniques, pesticide application tips, best practices for turfgrass management, legal issues and additional resources, as well as how turfgrass management affects local lakes and rivers. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking. Registration deadline: July 7. Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 Cost: $20 Location: City Center Heritage Rooms, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie Info: edenprairie.org
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The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Viking Squadron offers a cadet aerospace education program for kids ages 12 to 21 years. Senior officer members are age 21 and older. Viking Squadron covers the southwestern portions of the Twin Cities area and meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Road. For more information contact Lt. Col. Barney Uhlig at (952) 937-2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CAP National Headquarters’ website is gocivilairpatrol.com. The Viking Squadron website is mncap.org/viking/.
The Memory Loss and Caregiver Support Group will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Prairie Adult Care, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. The group offers support for those with early stages of memory loss and their caregiver. For more information visit prairieadultcare.com or call (952) 949-3126.
Parenting through divorce Mothers Parenting Through Divorce will meet at 6:30 Thursday, July 7, at Biaggi’s Restaurant, Eden Prairie Mall, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. The group will eat dinner and have a discussion with an expert on parenting through divorce. The cost is $ 35. To RSVP or for more information, contact barb@barbgreenberg. com.
Parkinson’s Support The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Prairie Adult Care, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. The group offers support for persons with Parkinson’s Disease or related neurological disorders, and/or their caregiver. The support group meets the second Wednesday of every month. For more information visit prairieadultcare.com or call (952) 949-3126.
The Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie. Info: (612) 7193236, Bill Dobbins.
Business to Business Networking group meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Flagship Corporate Center, 775 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 400. Info: (612) 247-3630, Heather.
La Leche League Meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of each month for women to learn about breastfeeding. Expectant, nursing mothers and babies are welcome. Info: (952) 474-5173, Deb.
Speakers by Design Toastmasters group meets from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Digital River, 9625 W. 76th St., to increase confidence, improve public speaking and develop professional leadership skills. Free. Info: email@example.com 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: afterhours.freetoasthost.org or Bennie.R.Leonard@supervalu. com.
Fresh Start Recovery From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Christian recovery program for those with a “hurt, habit or hang-up.” Music, teaching, testimonials and small groups. No cost, no registration required. Info: atgrace.com/fresh-start.
Super Speakers Toastmasters Group meets from 7-8 a.m. Fridays at Supervalu, 11840 Valley View Road. Free for all. Info: (952) 294-7410 or steve.d.clifton@supervalu. com, Steve Clifton.
From 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Eden Prairie Community C enter, 1670 0 Va l ley View Road, international networking group focuses on referra ls. In fo: bni-mn.com / or (952) 890-6524, Ext. 7568, Paul Turney.
Toastmasters group meets 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays at Supervalu, 19011 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen. Info: (952) 9066470, Morgan Holle.
Meals on Wheels Delivers weekday, noontime, nutritionally balanced meals to residents of Eden Prairie who are unable to leave their homes. Deliveries may be long term or for a short-term medical recovery. Info: (952) 221-2123.
Optimist Club The Eden Prairie Optimist Club is a civic organization with an emphasis on programs that benefit and recognize the youth of Eden Prairie. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Chanhassen American Legion, 290 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen. Visitors are always welcome. I n fo : rocky @ l hot ka.net or EdenPrairieOptimists.org.
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
Meditation A meditation group led by a Buddhist Monk occurs from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Chanhassen Library. Classes are open to all regardless of level of experience. There is no charge; donations are welcome. For more information call Ralph at (952) 9349727 or e-mail meditation@ triplegem.org.
Monday, July 4 City offices closed
– 7 p.m., Council Chamber. Planning Commission – 7 p.m., Council Chamber.
Tuesday, July 12 Budget Advisory Commission – 6 p.m., Heritage Rooms. Conservation Commission – 7 p.m., Prairie Room.
Monday, July 11
Thursday, July 14
Arts and Culture Commission – 7 p.m., Prairie Room. Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission
Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission – 7 p.m., Heritage Rooms. Source: City meeting calendar.
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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.
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Meets noon-1 p.m. Thursdays at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters, 7601 Penn Ave. S., Richfield. Details are at John.Simmons3@bestbuy.com and (612) 291-7585. Toastmasters group meets 8-9 a.m. the fi rst and third Friday of each month at Datalink Cor p., 8170 Upla nd Ci rcle, Chanhassen. Info: cleeman@ datalink.com or (952) 279-4852, Cheryl Leeman.
The following are local government meetings in Eden Prairie. Meetings are held at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, unless otherwise indicated.
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Meets 7:15-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays at the Eden Prairie Community Center. More information is available at bit.ly/ getreferred. Info: http://bit.ly/ getreferred.
The Eden Prairie Lioness Club is a volunteer organization of civic-minded women representing a cross-section of the community. The club meets at 6 p.m. the fi rst Thursday of each month (September through November and January to May) at
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The Minneapolis Commodores, a member of the Barbershop Har mony Society, welcome all men, young and old, who enjoy singing to come and experience the pleasure of barbershop harmony and camaraderie. The group practices at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Richfield. Call Rich at (952) 829-7009 or go to minneapoliscommodores.org.
A support group for parents or caregivers of children in kindergarten through 12th grade with challenging behaviors will meet from 7-8 p.m. Monday, July 25 (no meeting on July 4), in the conference room at the Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie. The group will be facilitated by school psychologist Melissa Rice. For more information, email Melissa.rice56@gmail. com.
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The Southwest Metro AD/ H D s u p p o r t g r ou p m e e t s monthly from 7-8 :30 pm. in the Administrative Services Center, 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie. Meetings will have a presentation for 4 5 to 6 0 minutes followed by questions and sharing of strategies that work. The next meeting date is July 11, with a presentation titled “A Happy Relationship in Twelve Jokes or Less” by Ari Tuckman. For more information, contact Cindy Lea at (612) 965-3052 or Cindy@SucceedingwithADD.com.
From 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Pax Christi, 12100 Pioneer Trail, men and women use the 12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous to stop eating compulsively. Info: (952) 237-1168, Adam; and odat0487@ aol.com and (952) 943-8422, Sarah.
Toastmasters group meets 7:30-8:30 a.m. the second and fou r t h T ue s d ays of ever y month at Culligan Water, 6030 Culligan Way, Minnetonka. Info: h2omasters.org or (952) 912-2429, JoAnn.
Eden Prairie resident Tom Heffelfi nger has been appointed to the Civil War Task Force by Gov. Mark Dayton. Heffelfinger’s term starts June 30 and expires on Jan. 5, 2015. The task force started this year, as it is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, to promote and share the history of the Civil War and Minnesota’s connection to it. For more information, visit sos.state.mn.us.
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Beth Wojahn of Eden Prairie was recently installed as the District 10 director, a position on the Executive Council of the Minnesota Women of Today. “In addition to serving on the governing body of the statewide organization, she will lead and assist eight chapters in the metro area, including the Savage Area, Burnsville, Lakeville, Woodbury, Richfield, Eagan, Waconia Area and Eden Prairie chapters,” according to a news release. “Wojahn has been a member of the Eden Prairie chapter for
Appointed to Civil War Task Force
BNI is an international networki ng g roup focused on referrals. The Chain Reaction Chapter will meet from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at The Summit, 8505 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie. Bring your business cards for an opportunity to get the word out about a business you are involved in and share what you do with others. BNI is a chance to network, grow, make connections and pass on quality referrals to members, according to a news release.
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six years and has held many leadership positions such as chapter president, state delegate, secretary and programming vice president.” “Women of Today is a wonderful way to volunteer your talents, practice leadership skills in a supportive environment and make new friends,” Wojahn said in a news release. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Learn about Minnesota Women of Today at www.mnwt.org. Find out more about the Eden Prairie Women of Today or chapters in this area by contacting Beth Wojahn at dd10@ mnwt.org.
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Civil Air Patrol
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Camp Eden Wood, 6350 Indian Chief Road. Meetings include a guest speaker and club discussion. Info: eplioness@comcast. net.
Center. Info: (612) 759 -9150, Dick Ward.
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Carpenters in our Windows division
Farmland for Sale & Wanted. Randy Kubes, Realtor... 612-599-7440
Basic Window installation, run power tools, work outdoors in all weather conditions, climb/ work from ladders up to 35' feet, and lift 75 lbs. Must be able to pass a BGC, drug screen and physical. Valid D/L and independent transportation required to employment.
Real Estate Bargains Lender-owned home, built in 1957, $64,900 New home, 3 car garage, $154,900. 24 acres of farmland, $109,900. 2-1/2 acre lots, $39,900-$69,900. 5 acre Hobby Farm, great bldgs. $219,900 Randy Kubes Realtor 612-599-7440
EMPLOYMENT Full-Time Allure is expanding. Now hiring stylists, massage therapists, nails techs. 952-496-3331 Beautician- Busy Salon. Commission or Rental. FT/PT. 952-445-3300, 952-215-9904, Debi
LANDSCAPING Country Trail Tree Moving & Landscaping Service/Tree Sales Boulder Walls
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NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
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HELP WANTED SALES
New and used car and truck sales. We need self starters, looking for long term employment and huge earning potential. We are one of the few growing Ford dealerships in Minnesota. Experience preferred but will train the right individual. Wolf Motors Jordan, MN 952-492-2340
Licensed Massage Therapist. PT or FT w/Clientele w/competitive wage. Prior Lake. Send resumes: Cifellis@integra.net Cifelli's Salon & Spa
Salary depends on experience: $16-22 hr GREAT BENEFITS & OVERTIME!
We are looking for the following skills: CNC Machinist Assembly Line Warehouse Manufacturing Finish Line 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts available 7876 Century Blvd, Chanhassen MN 55317 952-915-2000
Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899
Entry Level Carpenters in our Field Frame Division Basic rough framing carpentry duties and power tool use. Requires the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, climb ladders and/or scaffolding frequently and climb/work up to 35 feet. Must be able to lift 75lbs, pass physical, BGC, and drug screen. Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our Jobs Line: 952-380-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
#1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445
MOVING? You Call - We Haul
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612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured. 952-445-1812 Paul Bunyan Tree Service. Tree Removal and Trimming. www.paulbunyantree serviceinc.com
Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates
952-758-2552 We Haul Moving New Prague
AA Tree Removal/ trimming/ firewood/ brush hauling, stump grinding. Steve, 952-445-5239
LANDSCAPING XDecks XRetaining XPaver
A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor
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NEED HANDYMAN? Little Job Expert! For all the odd jobs needing Attention!!! Painting: • Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry: • Basements • Bathrooms • Ceramic Tile • Sheet Rock & Taping Dennis 952-334-1755 952-445-9034
LAWNCARE/LANDSCAPING Mowing, Ponds, Pavers, Mulch, Rock, Tree & Bush work. Locally Owned & Operated. Free Estimates Call MPS Lawn Inc. 952-873-3333
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Environmental Lawn Care & 612-916-5296 Landscape Inc. •Complete landscape service, design, irrigation •Boulder Walls/Outdoor Patios Residential/ •Sod/Final Grade •Tree Service Commercial •Erosion Control with drainage correction Free Estimates deliver •Aeration/Overseeding/Weed Control/Fert. We black dirt
Bruce Mackenthun Does It All! WindowDoor- Deck specialist! Professional services. 952-270-9166. Lic #20452534 Ins. www.brucedoesitall.com
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Ken's HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Installations & Home Improvements. Call Ken: 952-445-1836
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Rock Engraving at Hermans 6 Miles S. of Shakopee on 169 Flagstone, Steppers Decorative Rock Edging/ Poly/ Fabric Retaining Walls, Pavers
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Shipping/Receiving Team Leader Plastic fabricating company needs a self-motivated individual to lead busy shipping/receiving area. Prior experience and knowledge of FedEx, UPS, and common carrier shipping procedures required. Position includes lifting, palletizing, forklift and basic computer skills. Good benefits; compensation DOQ. Mail resume to Megan at 1200 Lakeview Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 or email to: meichhorst.exactec.net
Cook, PT, experienced, nights & weekends. No phone calls, please. Apply within: Turtles Bar & Grill, 132 1st Ave. E., Shakopee.
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
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Pulverized Dirt $12.50/ yd. Colored Mulch $26.50/ yd. Cypress, Cedar, Hardwood
No dui's, must have class d license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age
Carpentry Contractors Corp. seeking full time positions:
Premiere One Landscapes
Starting wage $13.25 an hour DOE
Gage & Gage is now taking applications for a fulltime position in our Shakopee warehouse. Responsibilities will include picking of orders, restocking of inventory and other duties as assigned. The qualified candidates must possess the ability to lift up to 70 lbs., have good communication and basic math skills. A good attitude is essential! We offer an excellent work environment. Hours: 8:4-30, M-F 40+ /week, $9-11/hr DOQ. To apply contact Jaye at 952-403-1193, fax 952-4031577 or email email@example.com Gage & Gage Inc. 4950 12th Avenue East Shakopee, MN 55379
2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train
Retaining Walls, Concrete & Paver Drives, Patio & Walks, Boulder walls, & much more!
From 10:00 am-2:00 pm Wednesday, July 6th
Specialized Services Inc. • Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Brush Chipping • Overgrown Areas Mowed • Excavating • Sand & Gravel • Crushed Limestone
FT Paraprofessional, Jordan School District. 2011-2012 school year. Work with special education students & supervise lunch. Please send letter of interest to: Principal Stacy DeCorsey, 815 Sunset Dr., Jordan, MN 55352
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Bob Wagner (952) 686-4833 www.bobshandymanservices.com for available services and rates. Fully Insured LOW HOURLY RATES, TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD AND WE WILL MAKE A DEAL!
Community Outreach Program Coordinator: 20 hrs/week with Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Must be experienced in and comfortable with public speaking. Must have excellent written communication skills, be self directed and have reliable transportation. Hours will involve some evening and weekends. Survivors of domestic abuse strongly encouraged to apply. EOE. To apply, send letter and resume by July 12th to Executive Director, SVABW, PO Box 166, Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Gardener, Residential maintenance of both, annual and perennial flowers and shrubs. Weeding and deadheading. Flexible hours. Chanhassen and Orono locations. 952-5564904 Newspaper Route Delivery-Star Tribune Shakopee, Chaska, Waconia area motor routes. Immediate openings weekend (Sat/Sun), Waconia/ Mayer. Bi-weekly paychecks. Minimum requirements 18 years old & dependable transportation. For information, apply online: chaskadelivery.com EOE
Newspaper Route: Star Tribune has avail. Weekend Routes in Bloomington area. Must be 18 yrs. & have own vehicle. www.wsn.qwestoffice.net
INSIDE SALES- calling business owners nationwide from our Jordan office. Nice office, great pay! Call Vern Schwartz, 612-810-8097
1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. $3500. 952-445-5473 Prior Lake dock space 35', very quiet. Flat lot. Parking included. $1800/ season. 952447-5192
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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
S.R. PAINTING: 18 yrs. exp. Insured. Commercial/Residential. Interior/Exterior. Wood finishing, Enameling, Custom Texturing, Water Damage, Wallpaper Removal. Deck Refinishing. Quality conscious perfectionist! Estimates/Consultation
Steve Ries, 612-481-8529
PAINT/WALLPAPER “Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090
Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous Lic# 20632183
Monnens Custom Builders
952-448-3761 No wall too small
PLUMBING/SEPTIC Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115 Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440
Roofing/ Additions New Construction Siding/ Windows Locally owned 20 + Years Jim's Cell: 612-859-4618 Mike's Cell: 612-859-4620
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Free wind & hail damage inspections... We can handle all of your insurance claims. Roofing, Siding, Windows & all home improvement needs. We do it all!
Let us know how we can earn your business. (952)873-6078 Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O O
Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439
BERNIE SCHREMPP CONSTRUCTION: Additions, Remodeling, Decks, Roofing. Lic.# 20636470. 612-382-4003 Regal Enterprises, Inc. Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Insurance work. Since 1980. regalenterprisesinc.net 952-201-4817
SIDING/GUTTERS Grade A Gutters, competitive prices, free estimates. Since 1991. 952448-9943
UPHOLSTERY Discounted fabrics... drapes, bedspreads, residential/ commercial. 38 years' experience. 952-447-4655
MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen
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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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Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234
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1991 Sun Toon 24' pontoon with 40 horse Mercury motor. Good condition. Canvas cover included. $6900. or best offer 952-447-2883
94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or
Campers Travel Trailers
1987 31' Pathfinder Motorhome. $5,000/ BO. 952-496-2243
2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630
2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. $22,800 763360-6251
Hydro Stream Vegas. 20'. 200 HP+++. Complete restoration. 5 passenger. A real head turner! $8,900 or all trades welcome. 952215-5421
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1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172
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1996 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome. Class A, 39'. Excellent condition, shedded at all times/ winterized. Loaded! 29,300 actual miles. $35,000/BO. 507-6656019
1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36' motorhome, great condition, sleeps 6, 60,000 miles, $31,900 or best offer. Call Gary at 952492-1129.
1992 Fleetwood. 107K, 454 gas motor, hydraulic leveler system. fully equipped! Well maintained! $10,900. John, 952-474-9713
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2001 Camper, 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, MN 612-7208683/ 612-599-0184
2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264
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Dutchman Camper 2002- 28ft. Excellent condition. Sleeps 6-8 w/queen bed. A/C, heat, appliances, plumbing works perfect. $7800. Must see. 952-474-6230
$$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7 2005 black Yamaha R6, 6,000 miles. Yoshimurd customized exhaust. With OEM cover & tank bra. $5,500. 952-3610142
$$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166 1976 Classic Cadillac Convertible. Low mileage. 8 cyl. 440 engine. Complete facts available by calling. 559-435-3751
2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905
2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Classic with Vance & Hines pipes. New tires. 10,895 miles. Mint condition. $5900 Call (952) 934-7358
Cars 2003 Harley Softtail Deuce Anniversary model. 5500 miles. $13,000. 952-447-4280
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Sporting Goods CASH$$ We buy guns SPORTS STOP Shakopee 952-445-5282
2005 Aerolite by Dutchman, 23'. AC, microwave, stove, refrigerator, freezer. Sleeps 8, like new. Very clean. $8,700. 952-445-4468
$$$ CASH FOR $$$ Cars and Trucks 952-239-2598
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GARAGE SALES AUCTIONS Estate Sales Estate Sale: 7/7-8-9, 9am-6pm. 9554 GREY WIDGEON PL, Eden Prairie. (2 blks off Flying Cloud Dr & Pioneer Tr.) 4 poster bed w/mattress & dresser, antique DR set, 5 leaves (seats 12), furniture, antiques & 100's of collectibles. Andrea Birds, Boyd's Bears & brass bookends. Everything priced to sell!
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Double door refrigerators, washer/gas dryer stacked unit, armoire, shelving and corner unit all matching, bar table with 2 stools, treadmill, large artificial trees, dining room tables, living room chairs, desks, patio furniture, bikes and more. 1276 Park Road, Chanhassen. Rain or shine! Cash & carry. Everything must go. Thursday, June 30, 9am-6pm, Friday, July 1, 9am-1pm. Fundraiser for Love INC.
Antiques; Wicker sofa, 2 rocking chairs; Carved dresser with hankerchief drawers; loveseat with carved wood trim. Drum set, teen girls, HH, Log kitchen table with 4 carved chairs. Thursday 6/30, 3-7pm. Friday 7/1, 8am-? 1099 Timber Circle , Hazeltine Wood
SALE, Thursday 6/30, 8-4pm, Friday 7/1, 812:00. Multi Family household. Hostas, good stuff, fishing, hunting, antique oak table and 6 solid chairs. 7701 Meadow Lane
Moving Sale. ThursSat., 7/7-7/9, 9-5. Furniture, tools, clothing, HH, collectibles, much more. 8621 Kingfisher Ct. Great prices. Cash only.
Fri. & Sat. July 1st & 2nd 9am-5pm. 10584 Boss Circle - in Bell Oaks off Riverview Rd. Estate sale. Bedroom set, Antiques & Collectibles. Lawn & garden tools,etc.
Jordan Sales Eden Prairie Sales Large single family Garage Sale: books, toys, furniture, more! Thurs. 6/30, Fri. 7/1, 12noon-5pm. Sat. 7/2, 8am-5pm. 817 Hickory Pl.
Chaska Sales MOVING SALE! Thur July 7th 7am to 5pm. Hunt & Fish Gear, Children's/Mens/Women clothing, Sofa, fire pit, Misc Household items. 8723 N Bay Dr, Chanhassen
SALE: Thursday 6/30 9-4pm, Friday 7/1 96pm, Saturday 7/2 8noon. Craftsman tool bench, new mattresses, misc. 221 Ash St.
Huge Sale! Tween clothing, girls bike, shoes, sports, toys, stamping, crafts, HH. Thurs, 6/30, 7am-5pm. Fri. 7/1, 8am-12noon. 8977 Knollwood Dr
Neighborhood Garage Sale; Thursday 7/7, -Friday 7/8, 8am-7pm. Saturday 7/9, 8am-1pm. Many misc items. 2085, 2093 Austin Circle.
Garage Sale Mapping Easy as 1-2-3! An easy way to find the Garage Sales advertised in this week’s paper!
STUFF! For Sale 128 Meridian St. N., Belle Plaine. 952-873-6617 Mon-Thurs-Fri., 2-8pm. Sat-Sun 12-6pm.
We buy storage lockers at public auctions and the contents are priced to sell! New stuff this week: 2 leather couches & chairs, end & coffee tables, 1 yr old stainless steel refrigerator & stove, 3 stereo systems, 2 XBox video game systems, 2 China hutches, Emperor Grandfather clock, Harold Miller chiming mantel clock, deer tree stand, and much more!
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1964 AMC Rambler Classic 550, 6 cyl, 4 door sedan. 51K. Same family since new. Excellent. Price reduce to $3,500. 952-470-0062
1976 Classic Cadillac Convertible. Low mileage. 8 cyl. 440 engine. Complete facts available by calling. 559-435-3751
1988 Chev Monte Carlo SS T-Top, 305 HO Engine, original, fast, 69K, stored, like new. $9,900 or b/o. 952-445-6533, Gale
1998 Dodge Stratus, 6 cyl, AT. 156K. $1,500. 952-445-6173
1964 Chevy C20, 350 engine, 350 auto tranny, every bolt, nut, part replaced, or sandblasted and painted. 8K. REDUCED- $12,500. 952913-7808
1993 Ford Ranger, extended cab, topper, 102,000 miles. V6 AT. Great mileage, cold air, runs good. $2500. or b/o. 952-447-8169
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ext. Cab. 77,XXX perfect cond. Loaded, leather, Bose, 6Disc, Topper and many xtras. $15,700 B/O 612-2030804
2004 XL F150, regular cab. 4WD, AC, bedliner, towing package. 4.6 V8, roll-up tonneau cover. 104K. $7,500/BO. 952686-3090
1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074
1986 BMW 528e, sunroof, 5 speed, 4 door, 2.7L, good tires, good body. Reduced to $1,250. 952-426-5657
1988, Cadillac Eldorado 78,000 miles. All original, with maintenance records. $6500. b/o 952233-2148
2000 Jaguar XJR. Well maintained. $9700 Silver and black interior, 83,000 miles. Call 612655-6680
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1977 Chev truck C-10, 350 engine w/12,500 miles, T-350 auto trans. New tires, exhaust, paint and more. REDUCED! $6,000. 952403-7858.
2002 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab SLS, 4.3L V6, 4WD, Spray-on bed liner, One Owner!, 85,150 miles, $ 7,650, below KBB, 952-3036399.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500. quad cab. 4.7 V-8, 4WD, WC, PW, PL, Pseats, bedliner, towing package, new tires. 113K. $11,200/BO. 952686-3090
2002 Chrysler EX, Loaded! 3.8 V-6, rear heat & air. DVD, power side doors. PRICED REDUCED$5,595. 952-447-5620/ 612-5545800
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International School of MN The following students recently graduated from The International School of Minnesota: Charlie Benck, Aaron Izek, Eric Geistfeld, Sung Hwang, Ben Campion, Jacob Schmid, John Grotenhuis, Amal Qadri, Nadya Naumaan, Andrew Porter, and Anqi Wang, Shamira Sirr, Savanna Rivas, Jija Mohamed, Sa ra Bowers, Cole Carlson, Jack McCabe, Yun Su Lee, Omar Bushara, Chenxiao Hu, and Kwok Poon, Zeeni Zaheer, Sofia Dar, Chris Le, Junyi Xu, Shaghayegh Kiaei, Paolo Debuque, Steven Dhawan, Jueying Ni, Siyu Liu and Xinhui Zhou. The International School is at 6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie.
ISM puppet shows planned The International School of Minnesota wil l be hosti n g We d n e s d a y m o r n i n g “Fairytales from Around the World” puppet shows featuring Playmaker Puppets, whose mission is to bring cultural understanding and awareness through puppetry and storytelling. These shows will be from 10-10:30 a.m. July 13 and Aug. 3 at The International School of Minnesota, 6385 Beach Road, Eden Prairie. The shows are free and will tell stories from China, India and Denmark that appeal to younger elementary school-aged children.
Advisory group seeks members T he E den P r a i r ie C ommunity Educational Services Advisor y Counci l has several openings for the 2011-2012 school year. The advisory council is an active, task-oriented group that makes recommendations about policies, programs and budget for Community Educational Services in the Eden Prairie Schools. Together, this group determines what resources could be utilized to meet the needs and interests of commu-
International School of Minnesota graduates. nity members without duplicating the efforts of others. The advisory council is composed of a cross-section of the community representing students, parents, businesses, human service agencies, singles, non-parents, churches, senior citizens and others interested in community education. Meetings will be held from 7-9 p.m. on five Wednesdays: Sept. 28, Nov. 30, Jan. 25, March 28, May 30. Members are also invited to serve on a subcommittee. The council is looking for new members to represent high school students, parentteacher organizations (PTO’s) at several schools, business, human service, parochial schools and the community at-large. For more information, call Terri Johnson (interim director) at (952) 975-6948 or Patrice Erickson (chairperson) at (952) 906-0261.
Chinese exchange program According to a news release, “EPHS is excited to welcome 35 high school students and teachers from China this summer as part of our ongoing cultural exchange with our sister city Loudi, in Hunan Province. We need host families! Are you interested in hosting one or two students in your home while they visit our community? By opening your home, you expose your family to a different way of life, create lifetime friend-
ships with people from another culture and pick up some Chinese words and phrases. The program dates are July 28 through Aug. 8.” Students in the program are 14 to 17 years old. Students have been practicing English and studying about America to prepare for their visit. Families can host one or two students. Students will need transportation to and from EPHS Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student seminars and fieldtrips will originate from EPHS. Lunch will be provided during the school day. “When the students are at ‘home’ with you, they will want to find out as much as possible from you about American education and families in America. They want to study thoughtprovoking topics that make for interesting discussions for the whole family. The students do not expect luxury or special treatment while they are here. Rather, they want to be a part of the family, complete with chores and all. If you would be willing to host one or two students from Loudi or would like more information, contact EPHS teacher Mark Kingsbury at email@example.com.”
EP night with the Twins The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools is sponsoring an Eden Prairie Night with the Minnesota Twins at Tar-
get Field on Friday, July 15, at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for the game are $35 each and can be purchased online at foundationforepschools. org or by sending a check to FEPS at 8100 School Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Tickets purchased will be available two weeks before the game at the FEPS office at the above address. FEPS said the game is expected to be a sellout, so the group encourages ordering tickets soon. If you have any questions about Eden Prairie Night, visit foundationforepschools.org.
Summer camps for preschoolers Eden Prairie Community Education offers summer camps for 2.5- to 5-year-olds. All camps are held at the Education Center, 8040 Mitchell Road. Camps just for 2.5-yearolds – This is a perfect way to give your child a safe, meaningful and fun summer experience. Camps are four half days each week and are designed to entertain, engage and support learning. Each camp has a theme, and all activities are age appropriate and support the theme. Themes include: Summer Science Detectives, Summer Sillies, Wacky Weather and Creature Feature. This is perfect for little ones who need that gentle process of learning separation. All staff are experienced in early child-
Bethany Lutheran College
The following Eden Prairie residents were recognized during the year-end ceremonies at Breck School: Libbey Castle received the English Departmental Distinction Award and an Upper School Student Integrity Council Award. Rachel Crump, Andrea Farlely Shimota
and Anna Laorr were inducted into the Cum Laude Society. Kylee Grant received the English Departmental Distinction Award. Jillian Husband received the Breck Trustee English Award and the Grade 12 Citizenship Award and was inducted into the Cum Laude Society.
Mar ta K rause, daughter of James and Paula Krause of Eden Prairie, was named to the dean’s list at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato for the spring 2011 academic
hood education. New Friday options for 3to 5-year-olds – Fabulous Fridays is a one-day option for 1.5 hours for kids to get those summer sillies out and is only $18 per class. Examples of camps are: Cookin’ Up Fun, Goin’ Buggy and It’s Puppet Time. Come, Play a nd Lear n With Us – Four-day morning camps for 3- to 5-year-olds are safe, well-staffed and are designed around themes to interest young children in the areas of science, cooking, transportation, the arts and literature. You can register online at epcommunityed.org. Limited fee assistance is available. For more information, call (952) 975-6940.
Family Center oﬀers classes The Family Center will be offering the following upcoming classes: Upcoming free events: Infant massage: This class will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 15. Call the Eden Prairie Schools Early Childhood Center Family Center at (952) 975-6980 to register. Sum mer Fa m ily F u n Time!: This play time meets from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 13, 20 and 27. Bring your friends to play in the gym, sing songs, join in circle time and much more! Cost is $5 per child/$10 per household. Call to reserve your spot at (952) 975-6980. Baby and Me Play Time!: Join other families with babies in a classroom geared specifically to babies. Parents will play, relax, connect with others and share parenting tips. This class is available for all babies, newborn through 12 months. A parent educator will be available to lead song time and answer parenting questions. Limited sibling care is available. Classes are from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays, July 7 and 21 and Aug. 11. Contact the Eden Prairie Schools Early Childhood Office at (952) 975-6980 to register. Call each week of the class to reserve your spot. Time to register for pre-
semester. Peter Krause, son of James and Paula Krause of Eden Prairie, was named to the dean’s list at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato for the spring 2011 academic semester.
school: Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is now open for Partners Preschool, Family Center Preschool, Spanish Preschool and School Readiness. Two-, three- and four-day preschool options are available. For more information or to register, contact the Early Childhood Center at (952) 975-6980 or visit edenpr.org/famctr. Register for ECFE Classes 2011-2012: The Eden Prairie School’s Early Childhood Family Education Program (ECFE) is taking registrations for 20112012. Weekly parent/child classes for babies through 5-year-olds, divided by age group, provide parents with the opportunity to network, share ideas with each other and receive tips from a parent educator. To register, call (952) 975-6980. All Aboard for Two Day Twos: This class is offered Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. and Friday from 9:30-noon. The class offers older 2-year-olds a weekly special class with a parent and an additional day of preschool on their own. Wednesday class offers parent/ child time and parent conversation facilitated by a parent educator. Friday class offers children the opportunity to grow on their own. To register, call (952) 975-6980. For more information, see the website at edenpr.org/famctr.
EPHS 1991 class reunion According to a news release, “The Eden Prairie High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20-year reunion for this summer. The main reunion event will be on Saturday, July 30, at Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., in downtown Minneapolis. More information about the reunion, including registration details, is available at ephs91.org. Registration will be required to attend the event. Members of the Class of 1991 are encouraged to contact reunion organizers for more details or to get involved in organizing events by sending an email to ephsclassof91@ gmail.com, visiting ephs91. org or finding the Facebook group called ‘Eden Prairie High School – Class of 1991.’”
St. Mary’s University Katelin Keck, daughter of Gregory and Jill Keck of Eden P rairie, was named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona.
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living in ep Did you know? The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that over 155 million hot dogs will be eaten during the July 4th weekend, the biggest hot dog holiday of the year. According to the council, July is hot dog month and the dogs will be eaten Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, seven billion hot dogs will be downed by Americans. The Fourth of July weekend accounts for approximately 2.2 percent of the total number of hot dogs consumed during this period. Every year, Americans eat an average number of 60 hot dogs each. According to the council, the condiment of choice among adults is mustard, while children reach for the ketchup bottle. And the perfect drink to go with your hot dog – lemonade or iced tea. 25 percent of children polled by the council said they would dress their hot dog with chocolate sauce if their moms were not watching. Yum? Source: factmonster.com
PHOTO BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO
Erv Brinkhous has a collection of more than 50 American flags – each with its own unique story to tell.
Born on the Fourth of July Chaska man draws patriotism from his special birthday
June 30, 1903 – The M&St.L.R.R is in the process of rerouting and upgrading the line through Eden Prairie. Source: “Eden Prairie Book of Days” by Ernie Shuldhiess
Turn back the page Don’t try this at home. Rev. Tom Biatek, lead pastor at Discovery United Methodist in Chanhassen, has a rare talent among ministers – or anyone outside the circus. He can eat fire.
BY MOLLEE FRANCISCO firstname.lastname@example.org
estled in his tan rocker recliner in the cozy confines of his “history room,” Erv Brinkhous gazes contentedly at the collection of things he has accumulated over his seven decades of life. There are black powder pistols artfully displayed, gilded goblets that will never see another drop of wine, and miniature stagecoaches so detailed they are missing little more than a tiny team of live horses to pull them along. “There is a fine line between collection and clutter,” he deadpans. “I might be getting close to that line.
This date in EP history
Erv Brinkhous sits in the “history room” of his two-bedroom apartment at River Gables in downtown Chaska.
According to a story in the June 22, 2006, issue of the Eden Prairie News, this was a trick learned in a clowning class in seminary, contrary to notions that he may have run away to join the circus. He maintains that preaching a good sermon is a better tool for attracting people to church. He on occasion uses it as a church raffle item, however, offering to teach lessons to someone preferably 18 or older who wins his item. Source: Eden Prairie News
“These are material things, but each one represents something that I fi nd interesting,” the Chaskan added. For Brinkhous, each item is a story to be told. But perhaps no story he has is more compelling than the one about a boy born on the Fourth of July. “It inspired most of my life,” he said of his birthday. Brinkhous was born the eldest of two boys on July 4, 1941, to Carl and Geneva Brinkhous in the small town of Rushmore in southwestern Minnesota. That same day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a brief address marking the 165th anniversary of the country’s declaration of independence. Five months later, Japan would attack Pearl Harbor officially dragging the United States into the throes of World War II. Brinkhous says he came into the world proud to be an American. “It’s a feeling I was born with,” he said. And that feeling shaped much of his life, affecting everything from school subjects he was interested in to career paths to his cherished collections. “I always was the guy that waved the flag harder than I had to,” he said.
ARMY In school, Brinkhous developed what would become a life-long interest in American History –
specifically the Civil War – after reading an article about the 1st Minnesota Voluntary Infantry at Gettysburg. At 13, he purchased the fi rst piece of his collection – a glass case displaying confederate money. In 1961, during the early stages of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Brinkhous enlisted in the Army, determined to become a paratrooper. “I was 20 years old,” he said. “It seemed like a good idea.” Brinkhous joined the 503rd Airborne (later the 173rd Airborne Brigade) and was stationed in Okinawa. He said he loved jumping out of planes. “At that height, nothing looks real.” Brinkhous had planned to make the military his career until one of his jumps went awry. “We landed in a muddy potato patch,” he recalled. “I knew something was wrong when I couldn’t walk.” After three years with the Army, Brinkhous’s injury sent him to the reserves where he would spend another three years before his military career came to its official end. But it would be 40-some years before he would get the necessary surgeries to repair the damage to his knees. Back in the United States, Brinkhous – now married and a father – found himself suffering from what is commonly referred to today as Post Traumatic Stress
“We’ve got problems, but we live in a country with some of the most freedoms in the world.” Erv Brinkhous Disorder. “I couldn’t get interested in anything,” he said. Anything except American history, that is. “I never lost my enthusiasm for American history,” said Brinkhous. Eventually, he found a job with Control Data that offered him variety and the stability to support his wife and his four daughters. Although his military career was over and a new career was on the horizon, Brinkhous held fast to his patriotism. “If anything, [serving in the military] enhanced it,” he said.
FLAGS After 17 years together, Brinkhous’ fi rst marriage ended. In 1985, he married Connie Kerkow and the two moved to Chaska. Around that same time, Brinkhous heeded a call for volunteers at Murphy’s Landing (now The Landing) in Shakopee. The opportunity put his love for American history to good use. “I thought ‘I’m gonna try it’ and began putting together my Army costume,” he recalled. Before long, Brinkhous was a regular interpreter, taking up residence at the Martin House. It was there that he
began a love affair with flags. “I started displaying flags,” he said. During his 12-year stint at Murphy’s Landing, Brinkhous started collecting all sorts of flags. When asked what it was about flags that drew his attention, Brinkhous responded with a single word: beauty. “It’s one of the most beautiful things ever created,” he expanded. “There’s a hot air balloon in flight, a fully rigged sailing ship and the flag.” Brinkhous’ fi rst flag purchase was a replica Alamo flag circa 1854 from the Mall of America. It cost him $7. “That was like eating one potato chip,” he laughed. Today, Brinkhous has 55 flags, banners and guidons (with four more on order). Most are attached to shower curtain rings and displayed on a long rod in his history room. “I have a flag from every era of American history,” he said. There are flags with 13 stars, with 23 stars, with 45 stars. There are flags from the Mexican-American War era. There are flags from the Civil War era (including five different Confederate flags). And each has its own unique
tale to tell. “There are so many stories behind the designs,” he said. “It’s not random.” Brinkhous loves the chance to impart his wisdom on those flags and their designs on others. “I have pretty much all the flags I need to tell a story,” he said. “Anything else would be frosting on the cake, gravy on potatoes.” There are times at night when Brinkhous – widowed for the last three years – turns off the television and sits in quiet contemplation of the flags on the wall in front of him. “I was a soldier, but I think I’m just as excited about the American flag as I ever was,” he said. It is a representation of the love of country he was born with 70 years ago. “I feel privileged about being an American,” he said. We’ve got problems, but we live in a country with some of the most freedoms in the world.”
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Fourth of July events start at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Round Lake Park.
Dates to remember Fourth of July Hometown Celebration – 5:30-11 p.m. Monday, July 4, Round Lake Park Lioness Garden Tour – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 16332 Baywood Lane, Eden Prairie Splash Time at Miller Park 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, Miller Park The Trial of Goldilocks – Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, Riley-Jacques Barn For more information, see the Let’s Go! Calendar on page 14.