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Two schools get more kindergarten classes BY MERYN FLUKER

embers of the Tri-City SWAT Team attended a day-long training activity at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake on Tuesday. The 29-person team’s training included a scenario in which a “shooter” had been killed and another suspect was holding a woman hostage. Officers spent more than two hours combing the school for threats. Prior Lake Officer Mark TO SEE A SLIDESHOW Tabone, commander of the team, led FROM THE SWAT the training with Deputy Todd Beck TRAINING, SEARCH “SWAT” AT of the Scott County Sheriff’s ment and Fred Radde of the Shakopee Police Department.


Above – SWAT Team members begin entering the school for the training exercise. At top – Careful planning is critical in ensuring SWAT team members are ready for any type of crisis. Far left – Deputy Todd Beck of the Scott County Sheriff ’s Department (center) goes over the mechanics of a pellet rifle with officers in training. Police can use the pellet rifles for quietly shooting out a headlight of a car or a porch light. At left – After an extensive sweep of the school, officers in training apprehended their “suspect” in a classroom. Volunteers acted as the suspect and a hostage for the activity.

Future kindergarten students at two local elementary schools can anticipate plenty of breathing room beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6. At Monday’s regular meeting, the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board unanimously approved the immediate addition of an extended-day kindergarten class at Grainwood Elementary School. The board also gave Superintendent Sue Ann Gruver latitude to add another kindergarten section at WestWood Elementary School. The moves will cost $100,000 total. The money will come from the district’s remaining $350,000 in the Education Jobs Fund. The district received $1.08 million from the federal government last fall as part of the program, which provided the one-time dollars for districts to spend on schoollevel salaries, benefits and services in early childhood, elementary and secondary education. The funds must be allocated by September 2012. L a st f a l l , t he d i st r ic t sp ent $ 3 5 0,0 0 0 of t he Educ ation Jobs Fund dollars for additional staffi ng.

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“I believe this is the investment needed at the time to bring families to our district.” Sue Ann Gruver Superintendent

Economic development committee supports County Road 21 realignment Group takes stance that downtown ‘bypass’ would spur new development BY LORI CARLSON

A city economic development committee has recommended the “bypass” option for County Road 21, putting support behind a controver-

sial realignment of the road. Economic Development Advisory Committee member Deno Howard said the group believes that a realignment project – one of two options the Prior Lake City Council will decide on in September – “has the most potential for new economic development.” The committee met jointly with the city’s Economic Development Authority on Monday. City and county officials have talked for years about how to reconfigure CR21 in anticipation of traffic increases. The county road will be extended west to Highway 169, which

could bring 30,000 cars per day down CR21 through downtown Prior Lake, according to a 2005 corridor study that has been criticized by some as being out-of-date. A realignment option would move CR21 further south than its current position, taking out 34 homes and costing in excess of $20 million. Some say the bypass would be just that – a road around downtown Prior Lake, leaving local businesses holding the bag. Others insist the realignment would open up opportunities for new development. At public hearings, no one from the

community has spoken in favor of the realignment project. “The realignment has been seen as a negative thing by those who have turned out,” Howard said. “We want the public to know there’s support for the bypass option.” A stoplight at CR21 and Arcadia Avenue is planned for construction next year. City and county leaders see Arcadia as the future full access to downtown off CR21. Scott County plans to eventually place a median at CR21 and Main Avenue, an intersection that is “failing” to keep up with traffic flow, according to Lezlie Ver-



million, Scott County public works director. However, Vermillion also said at a recent public meeting that she doesn’t foresee a “dramatic” increase in the county road’s traffic as a result of its connection to Highway 169. Mary Bujold, a consultant hired by the city to study commercial and industrial demand, backed up the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s stance that new development would come from parcels opened up by the realignment project.

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People boating on Lower Prior Lake could see flames shooting from the house at 5828 150th St. Wednesday evening.

Fire destroys garage, apartment, part of home Boaters alert woman of fire and get her to safety BY LORI CARLSON PHOTO BY AMY LYON

Fire destroyed a home just off the shores of Lower Prior Lake Wednesday evening. When fi refi ghters arrived at 5828 150th St. shortly after 7:30 p.m., a two-stall garage and the apartment above it were fully engulfed in fl ames, said Fire Chief Doug Hartman. No one was in the garage or the apartment, but a woman who lives at the home just to the east, which is part of the same property, was helped to safety

A firefighter is taken away on a stretcher to be treated for smoke inhalation. by two people who were on the lake and saw the fire. Hartman said the woman and her husband rent the above-garage apartment to their son. Two Prior Lake fi refighters were taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion or dehydration, and one fi refighter was injured during cleanup and had to receive stitches, Hartman said. Those

fi refi ghters were treated and released. Steve Reinders, an eye doctor who was boating at the time of the fi re, said he saw several neighbors running to the scene to make sure everyone was out of the house. One man beached his boat, ran up the side of the hill to the burning house and made sure no one was still inside, and then helped to move


Firefighters from Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee and Mdewakanton Emergency Services responded to the house fire. a car that could have burned, Reinders said. The cause of the fi re was u n k now n as of T hu rsday afternoon. Hartman said he

considers the home a “total loss.” Firefi ghters from Savage, Shakopee and Mdewakanton Emergency Services were called for assistance.


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July 28 Firefighters responded to: A fire alarm in the 17200 block of Marshfield Lane. It was a false alarm. A call for a 1½-inch gas line cut by a contractor working on a road project in the 14100 block of Grayling Circle. July 30 Firefighters responded to: A fire alarm in the 18400 block of Country Squires Circle in Spring Lake Township. The fire alarm was due to burnt food. A call for a fire in a backyard near Carriage Hills Parkway and Pike Lake Trail. The fire was deemed recreational. Aug. 1 Firefighters responded to: A carbon monoxide alarm in the 14300 block of Watersedge Trail. It was a false alarm. A fire alarm in the 14400 block of Shore Lane. A grease fire had started on a stove in the kitchen. The fire was out upon arrival. A call about a house struck by lightning in the 3200 block of Fox Tail Trail. A neighbor had witnessed the strike earlier in the day, and the homeowner called when returning home from work. No fire was found. Aug. 2 Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 15200 block of Edgewater Circle. It was a false alarm. The homeowner was advised to change batteries in the smoke detector. Aug. 3 Firefighters responded to a call of an oven fire in the 16100 block of

Lakeside Avenue. The fire was out upon arrival. CenterPoint Energy was called to disconnect the malfunctioning oven. Aug. 5 Firefighters responded to: A call for an elderly man at Eau Claire Trail and Eagle Creek Avenue who was riding a lawnmower when it tipped over. The man was transported to the hospital for a possibly broken leg. A motorcycle crash at Pleasant Street and Duluth Avenue. The man riding the motorcycle was transported to the hospital for possible head injuries. Aug. 6 Firefighters responded to: A water-rescue call on Cleary Lake. A canoe had overturned, and four people were in the water. All had lifejackets on. Some were assisted by park staff and all were able to get into other watercraft and were brought safely to shore. A smoke alarm in the 5100 block of East Oak Point Drive. It was a false alarm. Aug. 9 Firefighters were called to the 16600 block of Anna Trail for an unresponsive woman. She was pronounced dead on arrival. Aug. 10 Firefighters responded to: A smoke alarm in the 17000 block of Pheasant Meadow Lane. It was a false alarm. A smoke alarm in the 5500 block of Crossandra Street. It was a false alarm; the homeowner was advised to change the batteries in and/or replace smoke detectors.

The Prior Lake Police Department responded to the following incidents Aug. 3-10. This is not a comprehensive list of all incidents to which the department responded. Assault Aug. 9: A 14-year-old boy from Savage was cited for assault and disorderly conduct, and two 15-year-old Prior Lake boys were cited for disorderly conduct, after an assault was reported at Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway. Burglary Aug. 10: A burglary was reported in the 16900 block of Monroe Avenue. The garage service door was kicked in, and electronics were reported stolen. Theft Aug. 3: A handbag and key fob were reported stolen from the 16900 block of Willow Lane. The loss is estimated at $55. Aug. 4: A 48-year-old Minneapolis man was cited for shoplifting at Holiday Stationstore, 16800 Duluth Ave. The man also was arrested on a Dakota County warrant for theft. Aug. 7: A 1996 champagne-colored Honda Accord was reported stolen from the parking lot at Little Six Casino, 2354 Sioux Trail. Police have not found the vehicle, and no suspects have been identified. Aug. 7: Blackjack chips valued at $165 were reported stolen from Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. Aug. 8: A laptop bag and contents were stolen from the 14300 block of Crest Avenue. The estimated loss is $370. Aug. 9: A laptop computer and bag were stolen from a vehicle in the 14500 block of Rosewood Road. The estimated loss is $1,220. Aug. 9: Tools were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 14900 block of Manitou Road. The estimated loss is $1,500. Vandalism Aug. 3: Spray paint damage was reported at a building in the 15800 block of Franklin Trail. Narcotics Aug. 5: Two men were arrested for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine at Mystic Lake Casino. Arrested were a 29-year-old Elk River man and a 29-year-old Dayton, Minn. man. Aug. 9: A 48-year-old St. Paul man was cited at Little Six Casino for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Aug. 9: A 23-year-old Bloomington man was arrested at Mystic Lake Casino for disorderly conduct, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of someone else’s driver’s license. Aug. 10: Police arrested a 19-yearold Northfield man for possession of drug paraphernalia at Mystic Lake Casino. An 18-year-old Northfield man also was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a vehicle. DWI Aug. 4: Police arrested a 21-year-old Prior Lake man at Grayling Circle and Rutgers Street for second-degree driving while impaired (DWI) and test refusal. Liquor law violations Aug. 5: Police cited a 19-year-old Prior Lake woman at Highway 13 and Fish Point Road for underage drinking and driving and not having a rear plate illuminated. Aug. 6: A group of people was cited for minor consumption of alcohol at Mystic Lake Casino. They were: A 20-year-old Deerwood, Minn. man; a 20-year-old Maple Grove man; an 18-year-old Maple Grove woman; a 19-year-old Andover man; a 19-year-old Maple Grove woman; and two girls, ages 16 and 17, from Manitoba, Canada. Crashes Aug. 4: A driver bumped into a bicyclist at Crest Avenue and County Road 42. The bicyclist was not injured. The rider was crossing the road in a marked crosswalk, according to the report. Aug. 5: A 23-year-old Prior Lake man crashed his motorcycle at Pleasant Street and Duluth Avenue. The man was taken to the hospital for possible head injuries. Miscellaneous Aug. 3: Police forwarded a case to the county’s health and human services department. A mother allegedly left her two children, ages 8 and 9, alone in a room at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, and one of the children was found wandering throughout the hotel. Aug. 5: A 33-year-old White Bear Lake man was cited for trespassing at Little Six Casino. Aug. 7: A 46-year-old Prior Lake man was cited for trespassing in the 4000 block of Brougham Boulevard.

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A St. Bonifacius man is accused of robbing a Brooklyn Park couple at gunpoint outside Little Six Casino shortly after midnight on Monday. Ahi Alajuwan Montgomery, 25, allegedly approached the couple as they were getting out of their car in the casino’s parking lot at 12:11 a.m. Monday, pointing a weapon (later discovered to be a pellet gun) and demanding money. He fled with a wallet, a purse and the gun, police said. Montgomery is in the Scott County Jail on $75,000 bail and has been charged with firstdegree aggravated robbery. High-quality surveillance video is credited with helping Prior Lake police track down Montgomery. Casino video footage shows Montgomery arriving at Mystic Lake Casino shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday and later getting into his car

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But Bujold, president of Maxfield Research, said the “dichotomy” of opinions on the realignment is “understandable with a major project like the bypass. “It’s hard to envision how the world will look with the bypass,” she said. “Then there’s the cost, and the fact that it significantly affects a certain area downtown.” Also on Monday, Bujold presented an analysis of commercial and industrial demand in Prior Lake. A study of the city’s commercial needs hadn’t been done since the McCombs study

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Then, earlier this year, it spent $475,000 of that money on offering early-retirement incentives to teachers, a move designed for long-term savings by allowing room for the district to hire more new teachers, whose salaries and benefits cost less than their tenured counterparts. Gruver recommended the allocations based on enrollment. As of Monday, 33 kindergarten students had already registered at Grainwood. That number has now reached 34 students and Principal Patrick Glynn said he’s excited to be able to offer a second section of kindergarten. “Two sections of 17 each is educationally more appropriate than only one section of 34 with a support staff,” he says. “Parents, with kindergarten being the fi rst formal year of their child’s education, appreciate low class size and the attention staff can offer their child.” As of Monday, WestWood counted 30 kindergarten students in its ranks for the coming school year, with at least five more expected to enroll by the end of the week. “When it gets to 33 or 34, we’ll break it into two sections,” Gruver said. The superintendent said that this year, most of the extended-day kindergarten classes will have 16 to 18 students per instructor. That’s a considerably lower ratio than in past years, something Gruver is making a concerted effort to tackle now. “We’ve been staffing at 22 [students per teacher] for the last few years, when we’ve been overcrowded,” she said. District 719 enrollment is currently steady and expected to begin declining. The numbers remain stable due to large populations in the middle and high schools. The district is experiencing a downswing in elementar y enrol lment, including kindergarten, as the economy continues to wane and fewer young families move into

get out of his car. Montgomery allegedly demanded his wallet, and the man complied. He then walked to the passengerside door and demanded the woman’s purse. After she gave him the purse, Montgomery allegedly tried to shut the door, but the woman’s foot got caught in the door, causing an injury to her ankle. Police found the black BBcaliber semiautomatic handgun Montgomery allegedly used nearby. They also retrieved items from the woman’s purse, which were strewn across a nearby road. Prior Lake Police Lt. Randy Hofst ad said t he t horough a nd qu ick work of c a si no surveillance staff and police officers helped to track down the suspect. Olson said the surveillance that captured the license plate number was crucial in helping to solve the crime. Police said Montgomery was convicted of an armed robbery in 2 0 0 5 in Marion County, Indiana. Montgomery’s first court appearance is set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

was released in 2003. Bujold said she believes the city can be successful in driving economic development and redevelopment without succumbing to big-box retail pressures. “There’s been some fallout in terms of big box,” Bujold said, pointing to a new trend by major retailers like Target and Walmart to downsize some of their new store proposals. Bujold said her fi rm’s study is not yet complete and has yet to incorporate 2010 Census data and updated employment fi gures. However, she said Prior Lake and Scott County “didn’t lose all that much employment comparatively to other parts of the metro area” over the last 10 years.

A realignment option would move CR21 further south than its current position, taking out 34 homes and costing in excess of $20 million.

the Prior Lake-Savage area. Kindergarten enrollment for the 2011-12 school year is at 451 students as of Aug. 4, down from the 467 fi rst-graders and 489 second-graders currently registered in the district. With the two new sections, District 719’s 22 kindergarten classes will average 20.5 students per section. “[Additional staff] will potentially bring several more students to Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools for the next 12 years,” Gruver wrote in her recommendation to the School Board. “I believe this is the investment needed at the time to bring families to our district.” Gruver has directed her attention to kindergarten because of the crucial role it plays in young students’ development. “We know that our elementary experience is critical for students,” she said. “Our district wants our earliest learners to have the best educational experience they can have at the class-size levels we can afford.” With increased importance placed on standardized test scores, including the new state education bill which includes Literacy Incentive Aid tied to total elementary enrollment and student reading proficiency – namely for third- and fourth-grade students – Gruver said that smaller class sizes can identify and effectively address children who struggle with literacy skills. Staff can provide “that intervention before you start to remediate,” she said. That funding change is set to take effect beginning with the 2012-13 school year. “Over the past several years, we have noticed a troubling downward enrollment in kindergarten,” Gruver wrote in her recommendation. “There is a high correlation associated with strong kindergarten classes: these students typically remain in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools through grade 12.” District 719 offers two kindergarten programs: extendedday classes, which are available at all District 719 kindergarten-

through-fifth-grade elementary schools – including WestWood and Grainwood – and half-day kindergar ten at Edgewood School. Currently, two -thirds of district families with kindergarten students are taking advantage of extended- day kindergarten. “I believe with lower class sizes than we’ve had in the past, even more families will take advantage of that opportunity,” Gruver said, adding that while the district is offering fewer half-day kindergarten classes than it has in the past, administrators are still committed to providing it as an alternative for families. Gruver is planning to return to the School Board at its Monday, Aug. 22 meeting with additional staffi ng recommendations at the elementary and possibly secondary levels if necessary. Those positions will also be funded through the remaining Education Jobs Fund dollars. As of right now, Gruver has her eyes on a ballooning kindergar ten class at Five Hawks Elementary School, and said she may recommend adding a paraprofessional to that classroom to support the instructor. In addition, as the secondary schools’ staffs adjust in preparation for the fi rst year with six-period school days, there are still wrinkles in need of ironing. With board approval, Gruver has set aside $62,500 – the equivalent of one full-time equivalent instructor – for additional middle- or highschool staffi ng. Gruver is also monitoring fourth-grade class sizes at Glendale, Redtail Ridge and Jeffers Pond elementary schools, which may be in need of further staffing support. T his may i nclude for mi ng multi-age classrooms, a solution the district has sought in the past. “Children and families move in and move out, so those numbers are soft until late August,” Gruver said. “It’s still moving and we’ll make the best decision we can on Aug. 22 for the remainder of the staffi ng.”

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at 11: 35 p.m. He’s seen driving the short d i st a nc e t o ward the C&D Liquor store nea r Lit t le Si x Casi no. He parks and then walks to t he Litt le Ahi Alajuwan Si x p a rk i n g Montgomery lot, where he waits for 20 minutes until the couple arrives. Police said the footage shows the gun in Montgomery’s left hand. Casino video captured the license plate number of the vehicle Montgomery was driving and tracked the car to his girlfriend, who lived with him in St. Bonifacius. Police arrested Montgomery at his home on Monday afternoon. Montgomery initially denied committing the robbery, though he confi rmed he was at Mystic Lake Casino that night. He later admitted to the robbery when Prior Lake Detective Chris Olson interviewed him. The couple, in their 20s, told police Montgomery approached them as the man was about to

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Remember their actions at polls It is utterly disgusting to see that our state Sen. Claire Robling and Rep. Michael Beard were selfish enough to accept their salaries for the shutdown period. If the job cannot get done in the prescribed time, there should be no reward for substandard performance. Their Senate party leader tried to set an example, but they clearly did not get the message. Let’s remember this next time we have the opportunity at the voting booth.

Arnie Hillmann Prior Lake

Buesgens needs to change Just when I thought I couldn’t be more disgusted with our local legislators’ actions – other than holding the residents of Minnesota hostage by their inabilities to compromise – Rep. Mark Buesgens proved me wrong (“Local lawmakers still taking pay during shutdown,” July 16). I was appalled to read Buesgens’ comment that “it would be a very bad precedent if a wealthy governor could hold hostage elected representatives of the people by withholding their paychecks simply for doing what their constituents sent them to St. Paul to do.” Excuse me? You didn’t do your job. If I didn’t do mine, I wouldn’t expect my employers to pay me. The governor certainly didn’t accept a paycheck. Buesgens and his Republican colleagues seem to have no compunction about withholding wages of state workers, who were shut out of their jobs. If anyone has been held hostage, it’s average citizens, who have a right to expect their tax dollars will pay for critical upkeep of roads, maintain public safety and offer recreational opportunities for which this state has become known. Buesgens and his Republican colleagues see fit to hold Minnesota schools hostage by writing $1.9 billion in IOUs to public school systems throughout the state simply because corporations and the ultrarich don’t want to pay their proportionately fair share. What galls me more is these Republicans claim victory for holding down taxes and bash local government and school districts when they pose levy referendums to secure revenue to continue offering the levels of service and education Minnesota needs to remain vital. Buesgens forgets it’s the residents of Minnesota for whom he works – not his own agenda. If he wants to retain this cushy job, he’d better rethink his actions and choices. His choice of words shows just how badly out of touch with reality his views are.

We need more qualified candidates

Republicans have sunken the ship

Last month, a conservative letter writer challenged people to vote. I agree with that challenge and wish to raise the bar a bit. Don’t just vote. Get involved and run for office. On the progressive side of things, we need better-qualified candidates for the state House and Senate and for Congress. The basic political makeup of the area already makes this challenging enough. However, I know there are people out there who should rethink their level of involvement. I am not looking for career politicians here. In fact, experience is not required. Many freshmen in Congress this session are political rookies. What we do need are candidates with knowledge, integrity, passion and, of course, ability. Ability is hard to come by. However, if you need to start with smaller commitments, if running for state or federal office is too daunting, then please think about school boards, township boards, city councils or county commissions. Dip your toe in at the level with which you feel most comfortable, but don’t stay on the side lines. Why bother? Because we need the chance to choose. Elections and democracy only work when there is viable competition for office. One party domination and backroom nominations limit freedom, not expand it. For too long, way too long, incumbents in this area have gone unchallenged or only faced token challenges. If incumbents face opposition, the challengers are often inexperienced, unorganized and underfunded. Perhaps the resources don’t exist to fi x that, especially the underfunded part, but I do think we can do better. Local offices are nonpartisan. Just sign up, qualify and run. State and federal offices are partisan contests. If you must, play the caucus, convention and endorsement game, but when you fi nd opposition from insiders or outright dysfunction, qualify for and enter the primary. Be honest with the convention attendees and say you’ll be headed for the primary no matter what. Remember, the governor and the DFL candidate for Congress for this area both won primaries over convention-endorsed opponents. Where there is a will, there is a way. If you want to run and you’re qualified to run, then take the plunge. After the shutdown in Minnesota and the near default in D.C., the next election cycle may be the most important one we’ve seen in our lives. We can continue to wallow with business as usual or we can infuse some new, badly needed progressive voices into the election process. As you sit and read this and ponder what’s next, ask yourself, “What can I do?” If you can, run! If you can’t, then help those running. Now is the time to get started.

As a former Republican, I am outraged at the damage the current crop of Republicans has done. At the state level, Republican inflexibility caused a state shutdown and has put our state credit rating in jeopardy. At the national level, because of the total inflexibility of the Republicans in dealing with the debt ceiling, our top credit rating is downgraded for the fi rst time in history. Due to the same inflexibility, the stock market is now crashing, costing middle-income America countless billions in equity losses, and we are possibly looking at a double-dip recession which will likely cause massive additional job losses. President Obama put forward a plan to shave $4 trillion off the national debt, but it was refused by the current Republicans. Why? President Obama’s plan had mostly cuts, but it was rejected because of revenue increases which closed loopholes for big business. The plan thus violated the current Republicans’ “no new taxes” ideology. “No new taxes” sounds good, but what it really means is we will protect big business and the very wealthy, no matter what the consequences. Current Republicans have voted to gut Medicare, Social Security, local transportation, education and health care, but absolutely forbid closing loopholes which benefit big business or raising taxes on the very wealthy, who have had massive tax cuts in recent years. Who is ultimately responsible for these officials? Who put them in office to let them do this damage? Please think about that at the next election.

Ellen Olson Credit River Township

Jeff Goldy Prior Lake


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City needs to stop spending

rent road [realignment] proposing to take 34 homes. Let’s review the patting on the backs in the “Wavelength,” as a more expensive communication device than an article in the local paper. If you really want to see a comparison of fi nancial standards, let us see a comparison of each of those cities by total spending compared to total population and compare spending per each person in those cities. In the Wavelength, it talks about reorganization. Let’s have them report what the total cost of payroll is before and after the reorganization. I would wager it’s substantially increased. Why is it that our city [leaders] feel they are immune from the financial headwinds, where other cities are cutting back while our city continues its ever-new spending ways? They are ignoring the train wreck in tax revenues that’s heading this way. The city has been living on the real estate tax bubble that kept extracting a bigger and bigger share of the tax revenue from the more expensive homes and those along the lake. It’s likely that the lake homes were inflating at a faster rate than other properties, and the city has built its fixed expenses on these revenues. Now, all properties are dropping, including these higher-assessed homes. The assessor is resisting lowering the assessed taxable value, by not counting repossessed homes in their evaluation of the market, but steadily it’s going down. It appears that the higher-priced homes are dropping at a faster rate than lower-priced homes. However, if you assume they have dropped at the same rate of 25 percent, a $300,000 assessed-value home would drop by $75,000. A $ 600,000 home would drop $150,000. Consider how this drop in the city’s total value of assessed valuation will increase the proportion paid by the lower-priced homes, as it did partially sheltering these homes from the increases during the real estate boom. The city needs to be in a cuttingof-costs style rather than a continued increase in spending, particularly as it spends for projects.

Robert Peterson Prior Lake

Prior Lake city officials don’t get it. They go on with their spending ways. In the same paper with John Diers lamenting, “Where is the County Road 21 growth?” there’s another article where they’re considering buying a lake bottom with other taxforfeited properties. But not to worry – it’s only a study. Also, don’t worry about projected growth on 21 as the experts say it will increase threefold. It does ignore that the county engineer said at a recent meeting that their estimates are lower. It also ignores her other testimony that County Road 17 (Marschall Road) will be the corridor for this traffic and will probably become Highway 13, with 13 and 21 reverting to county highways. I’ve also been told there are no funds in the county’s 10-year budget for diversion of traffic from the cur-


Thanks to Variety Show volunteers The weather was perfect and the crowd was great. Aug. 5 was the second Laker Variety Show held during Lakefront Days. There were acts of all ages and of all types of talent. It was a wonderful evening. A very special thank you to committee chair, Sue Heaton. This evening would not exist without her dedication and drive and her overall love of the arts. Defying illness and many crazy obstacles, Sue puts her heart and soul in to what she believes in and makes it happen. Another special thank you to April

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Passofaro and the Robotics team. April is an incredibly dedicated and organized lady – much appreciated. There is not enough space here for me to thank the many people that helped make this event possible. But know that you are appreciated. Brush up on your singing, dancing or whatever talent you call your own and look for the show next year. Continue to support the arts. We have a lot of talented people in this community.

Shawn Richey President Patrons of the Arts and Activities Prior Lake High School

Something for everyone The Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in and experienced Lakefront Days, which just completed its 27th year. This was my 10th year of being at the helm of Lakefront Days. I believe Lakefront Days has something to offer everyone at every age: A business expo-wine tasting, vendors, car show, inflatables, the Laker Variety Show, a kiddie parade, a fun run, a parade, Laker Idol, live music, family movie night and more. We do hope that you participated in and enjoyed one or more events during Lakefront Days. A huge thank you to the city of Prior Lake police, fire and park maintenance departments and staff. We appreciate our parks being in perfect condition day after day. Thank you to the city of Prior Lake, our cosponsor of Lakefront Days, and these event sponsors: Above All Hardwood Floors; Blue PC Computer Service; Edina Realty; Integra Telecom; Prior Lake State Bank; NOREX; Springer Exteriors LLC; St. Francis Regional Medical Center; The U PS StoreSavage/Prior Lake; and Wirtz Beverage Minnesota. Additional sponsors are: Gold sponsor, Mediacom; Silver movie sponsors, New Horizon Academy and Shakopee Chevrolet; Silver Laker Variety Show sponsors, Mod Sun, Prior Lake Optimist Club, Prior Lake Rotary and Sheldon Bryant; and service sponsors, the Buckingham Companies and Valley Limo and Coach. Thank you to the committee chairs, volunteers, business sponsors and all the vendors/businesses who were involved in some aspect of Lakefront Days. And the biggest thank you goes out to you, the people that come to Lakefront Days. That in itself makes it successful. As I looked over the crowds on Friday and Saturday, I could not help but think how fortunate we are to live and work in Prior Lake. Hope to see you next year at Lakefront Days on Aug. 2-4, 2012.

Sandi Fleck Executive director Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce

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Scouts finish as a team Six boys from same troop reach Eagle Scout rank together BY ALEX HALL

Making Eagle Scout is a rare accomplishment, to say the least. In 2008, 5.7 percent of those in Boy Scouts achieved Eagle Scout rank. But through 2008, only about 2 percent of those who had ever been in Boy Scouts had achieved the honor. For six boys from Savage, Prior Lake and Jordan, their accomplishment is even more unique. Zach Johnson of Prior Lake, Mike Goehring of Jordan, and Savage residents Drew Christensen, Michael Dunning, Sam Farnen and Phillip Rasmussen all joined the Scouts around the same time in first grade, and they all joined Troop 333 in 2004. Now, just months after achieving a milestone – graduating from high school – they got to celebrate another one: achieving Eagle Scout rank. As they earned that achievement together, going on trips together, helping each other with their Eagle Scout projects, they decided that they had no choice but to be honored together. “We’ve been together for so long we figured we might as well end it together,” said Johnson. Typically, when a Scout reaches Eagle rank, he gets his own ceremony commemorating his achievement. But on Aug. 10, the six boys gathered at Glendale United Methodist Church to be honored together.

A RARE ACHIEVEMENT Making Eagle Scout is rare enough. But for six boys, all the same age and from the same troop, to make Eagle Scout together at the same time, is “extremely rare,”

said Jim Soleim, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 333. Soleim said in the last 15 years he has missed only a handful of Eagle Scout ceremonies, and in all his years he has never seen anything like this. “We were excited when we had two make Eagle Scout [in one year],” he said. But Soleim said it isn’t just the number of kids making Eagle Scout that was remarkable, it’s the kids themselves. “What’s special about this group is they did it all together, and they all helped each other along the way,” he said. There’s a reason why making Eagle Scout is pretty rare: it’s pretty darn difficult. “We all put in over 100 hours to finish our Eagle Scout projects,” said Dunning. Seeing as how it’s a lot of work for a teen trying to navigate through school work, a social life, sports and other obligations, it’s understandable that a lot of them give up on being an Eagle Scout. “If you asked me last year if I’d get my Eagle Scout, I’d say no way. No way,” said Christensen. “All of us thought about quitting at some point,” said Johnson, the other five nodding in agreement. “I kind of think that’s part of your journey to Eagle, though,” added Goehring. But they didn’t give up. Why? “Whenever someone would mention it, we would always be like ‘Dude, don’t quit,’” said Dunning. “We refused to let them do it.” “It was like a positive peer pressure that they gave to each other,” explained Rasmussen’s father, Brian. They also gave credit to





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The six Eagle Scouts from Troop 333 gather for a photo after the ceremony. From left are Phillip Rasmussen, Zach Johnson, Mike Goehring, Michael Dunning, Drew Christensen and Sam Farner. their parents (“They’re the ones who put the boot in our behind,” Rasmussen said, laughing) as well as the Scout leaders who guided them along. “They wouldn’t let us give up; they really cared about us,” said Dunning. Now, a feeling of relief and accomplishment has washed over all of them. “It feels so good to be done,” said Johnson. But aside from the accomplishment itself, the boys have taken away something that is perhaps even more important: the special bond of a lifelong friendship. “Through all of this, you get to see the best and the worst of every single person here,” said Goehring, “and that experience brings you all so much closer together.” “Not too many people get to do what we’ve done,” added Dunning, “and we did all of it together.”

LOOKING AHEAD The boys all seem to have bright futures. Christensen, Dunning and Rasmussen

will head to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where Christensen plans to study political science and pre-law, and Dunning and Rasmussen will study at the College of Biological Sciences. Farnen will attend St. Cloud State University to study music education. Goehring will attend Marquette University for international business and finance and also plans on entering ROTC. Johnson is headed to the University of Minnesota-Morris to study history and philosophy. While they all will go their separate ways in varying degrees, they plan on always staying in touch with each other. The boys are talking about planning a hiking trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area next summer. They agree that it will be weird not having Scouting in their lives, but that they’ll find ways to compensate. Rasmussen said he’ll scratch the itch with more camping, and Goehring said he’ll do it with volunteer work.

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deck. When we first moved into our house, the deck was painted grey. After several years, the grey had pretty much worn off, so we decided to try to stain it. After a good power washing, there was still quite a bit of grey left, so we (we being me) opted instead to paint it white. Note to anyone considering painting an entire deck white: Don’t do it. It is as blinding as snow on a sunny day. In fact, for about a month after we painted it, every time I would see the deck out of the corner of my eye, I thought we were having a blizzard (it was August). Needless to say, it also does not wear well. So, after a couple of years, it was again in pretty sorry shape. A friend of ours was over recently and said that he had a power washer we could borrow to get the deck back in good shape. His exact words

were “half hour and it’ll be looking good as new.” That’s all it took; I had another project. I borrowed the power washer and went to work. Five hours later, on a 100-degree day, I had a deck that was partially natural wood and partially white, and that was as good as it was going to get. I did some research and found that maybe a belt sander was the way to get the rest of the paint off. I didn’t have one, though, so a couple of days and a trip to Sears later, I was back to work on yet another pushing-100-degree day. While the sander did take off more paint than the washer, I realized that with my 3/8-inch belt sander and the fact that it took me about an hour to do 2 square feet, it might take me until 2016 to finish. (This deck has an upper and lower level.) Plus, with a handheld belt sander, I was really close to the chemically treated sawdust. So, I wore a mask, my sunglasses to protect my eyes (from the sun and the blinding white), plus my hat to protect my head. I caught a reflection of myself in the sliding door and realized that there was a strong resemblance to the Unabomber. It was time for a new plan. So, over to Prior Lake Rental I went, to get myself a floor sander, which worked great, never mind the fact that it looked like I was doing some

kind of two-step with it as I tried to keep it from launching itself off the deck. (I wonder sometimes if my neighbors ever grab popcorn and just watch my variety of projects as comic relief !) After all this, I realized that the white is not going to ever come off completely, so I decided to just finish it with a solid stain (but brown this time), which means I didn’t have to do any of the sanding after all. The best part of this whole project: We’re planning to replace the deck boards in the next couple of years with a composite. I just wanted to make it look nice in the meantime. Like I said, while it might seem nice in theory to have a handy wife (or one who’s willing to give it a shot anyway), I know for a fact that sometimes my husband just wishes I had an “off ” button. This would be one of those times. Jennifer Musto moved to Prior Lake from Overland Park, Kan. 10 years ago. She lives with her husband and three children. She spent several years working in the insurance industry and is now a stay-at-home mom and CEO of the Musto household. Her interests include traveling, writing, organizing and bargain hunting. She can be reached at


A different kind of pain at the pump

Tree trouble

Rant: As I pulled up to a local gas station this week, I noticed all of the pumps were occupied. So I positioned my car and waited for a pump to open up. I noticed a woman already was waiting ahead of me, and when a spot opened, I yielded to her. Then, I watched in astonishment as three – three! – different people weaseled their way around me into spots as they opened up. I realize my name wasn’t engraved on any of the pumps, but I had clearly been waiting long before these people even pulled into the parking lot. Sometimes it seems like people are so wrapped up in themselves that no one else matters as long as their own needs are met. It would be nice to see more people take a look around and have some common courtesy for others – and that goes for the little things as well as the big things in life. – Lori Carlson

Rant: “We must give proper credit to the person or persons who decided to plant approximately 200 trees on Wilds Parkway. How much in public funds was spent on this enterprise? Public employees’ time, trucks, equipment and other materials used in this bare-root planting project was a waste of money. Already 20 to 30 percent of the trees have died due to lack of water, no doubt. Will additional tax dollars be used to replace those? We will be able to keep the street sweepers busy each fall in years to come at additional cost to taxpayers. It’s a good thing we don’t have any budget issues to worry about.”


Friendly ‘Variety’ Rave: I attended my first Laker Variety Show last weekend during Lakefront Days, and I had a complete blast. Everyone who performed, from the vocalists to the instrumentalists to the dancers to the unicyclists, were all so talented and I was beyond entertained. I was blown away. What was really fun, however, was seeing how enthusiastic, respectful and supportive the crowd was. Audience members cheered for all the acts and seemed to genuinely enjoy being part of the event. Beyond that, people I knew and complete strangers both greeted me with smiles and kind words. Hats off to all the friendly faces I encountered that evening. – Meryn Fluker

Do you have a rant or a rave? Send us your musings: E-mail: Address: Prior Lake American, Attn: Rants and Raves, P.O. Box 538, Prior Lake, MN, 55372 Guidelines: Reader rants and raves should be no more than 200 words. The deadline is noon each Wednesday. Rants and raves that are potentially libelous will not be printed or will be edited. Submissions will not be refused because staff disagrees with their content. Anonymous submissions are acceptable; however, including a contact name and/or phone number is helpful for staff, who may have questions about the submission. Rants and raves may be edited as space requires. All publication decisions will be made by the editor.

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I’m starting to realize that I might not be the typical female. Don’t get me wrong, I love many things that are typically considered “girly” (my apologies to my fellow women for stereotyping): shopping, shoes, clothes and of course a good “chick flick.” But the thing about me that’s not so typical is my love of do-it-yourself projects. I have no idea where this came from; I just like to do things myself, and I love to turn what’s old into something new. A lot of people have told me how great they think this is. Several of my husband’s friends tell him how lucky he is that his wife does so many things around the house. If only they knew! As much as he appreciates my willingness to take on projects and figure things out, I know that sometimes he would do anything to be able to put the brakes on, if even just a little. Here’s an actual exchange after I came up with yet another possible project: I sent an e-mail to my hubby telling him my great idea. He sent me an e-mail back telling me what he thought the pros and cons of the project would be, but then concluded the e-mail with “but I know you’re already on your way to Home Depot, so have fun.” I was already on my way. My latest project was the

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Warm weather, humidity to return


Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community dancers and those from other Indian tribes will perform at the Mall of America Thursday, Aug. 18 as a preview to the local tribe’s annual wacipi (powwow), which begins Aug. 19.

Tribal dancers to preview powwow at MOA Dancers from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and other Indian tribes from throughout the United States will perform in dance exhibitions at the Mall of America Thursday, Aug. 18 as a preview to the local tribe’s annual wacipi (powwow), which begins Aug. 19 at the commu-

nity’s powwow grounds. Traditional music will be provided by drum groups Mazakute and Thunderhill for dancers in full regalia. The exhibition dancing will be at 2 and 5 p.m. Wallace Coffey from the Comanche Nation will be on hand as the master

of ceremonies to describe what the audience is seeing, and the drum groups will sing special songs for each style of dance. In a special event at 3:30 p.m., there will be a program honoring veterans. The story of Native Americans and their willingness to serve


in the United States military will be featured, though all veterans will be invited to participate. The Sisseton Wahpeton Vietnam veterans will participate along with local tribal Vice Chairman Glynn A. Crooks, a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War.

Last week was dry and generally quiet with slightly above-average temperatures until the end. It wa s a d r y we ek w it h le s s than a quarter of the average weekly rainfall. That all fell in advance of a cool f ront, Jonathan wh ich d r opp e d Cohen temperatures to a bit below average by Aug. 9. By the following morning, Aug. 10, temperatures dropped to the mid-50s, a level we had not reached since late June. The dew point dropped to the upper 40s by then, also a level not seen since late June. Showers and thunderstorms are likely heading into the weekend, but then it should be warmer and pleasant as temperatures return to average, with highs in the upper 70s and lows around 60 degrees as the average temperature continues to slowly drop. By the middle of next week, there is a chance of rain again as warmer and more humid conditions return. By Jonathan Cohen, Prior Lake observer for the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District

Date Precip. High Aug. 4 0 80 Aug. 5 .18 80 Aug. 6 .04 81 Aug. 7 0 75 Aug. 8 0 78 Aug. 9 0 70 Aug. 10 0 74

Low 65 67 68 66 64 60 59

Dew pt. 4” soil midnight temp 63 78 70 80 63 79 62 78 56 77 52 74 54 73

Steven E. Batchelder Steven Batchelder, 53, of Prior Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Steve owned and operated Lyndale Auto Service for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by wife, Margaret “Meg”; children, Erin and Tom; mother, Gladys; sisters, Kathy (Ed) Eastburn and Connie (Mike) Lorge; many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service was Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 14085 Pike Lake Tr., Prior Lake, with visitation two hours prior to service. Memorials preferred to the family.

Michael Carl Homyak

Bonnie Wellens

Mike was born March 6, 1943 in Kansas City, MO; he was the son of John and Mary (Jensen) Homyak. He and his family then moved to Minnesota. He attended schools in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1961. After proudly serving for four years in the Unites States Air Force, Mike was stationed in Minot, ND and then in Izmir, Turkey. He settled into to a career as a sales representative, traveling the upper Midwest. For more than 40 years, he called on the floral industry, plying his trade of ribbons and floral supplies and imparting his repertoire of industry know-how and good-natured banter. Mike made many life-long friends through the years. He married his wife, Joann, in 1973 and he moved his family to Prior Lake in 1974. Mike’s hobbies included fishing for the big walleye in the Canadian waters, camping in almost every state park in Minnesota and cruising on his Harley. Most recently, following retirement, he and Joann were realizing his long-held dream of criss-crossing the U.S. in the motor home was going to be cut short by his illness. They made trips that included Montana, Michigan, the Desert Southwest, the Appalachian Mountains, Niagara Falls, and the Pacific Northwest trying to see as much as possible as quickly as possible, knowing their time was running out. Mike and Joann loved these wonderful trips and the time they shared together. To all Mike's kids, he leaves them with these Dad-isms.... “Where's all my tools? Nobody knows nothing. What do you think I am, a money tree? Nobody ever listens to me. Kill the lights. I'm not playing their damn games. You've been had. Run it into the ground. Go ask your mother. What part of "no" don't you understand? Watch me (whenever they told him he couldn't). Because I said so." A resident of Prior Lake, Mike was 68 years young when he passed away surrounded by his loving family the early morning of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, after a 20-month battle with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Mike is preceded in death by his young son, Bobby and his mother, Mary Homyak. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his wife of 38 years, Joann (Riesgraf); sons, James (Wendy) Homyak of Champlin, Michael (Lori) Homyak of Shakopee, Andrew (Cindy) Homyak of LeCenter; daughter, Tari (Shawn) Millard of Shakopee; stepdaughter, Sheri (Ray) Jacques of Isanti; stepson, Brett Langer of LeSueur; grandchildren, Tricia, Kaela, Nick, Saera, Austin, Zachary, Jimmy, Joey, Jasmine, Taylor and Brianne; great-grandchildren, Aurora, Ethan, Jacob, Annika and Makenna; father, John Homyak of Savage; brothers, Robert (Darlene) Homyak of Sun City West, AZ, David (Patty) Homyak of Forest Lake, John Homyak of Faribault; mother-in-law, Odelia Riesgraf of Prior Lake; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Ken and Sandie Riesgraf of Mankato, Rodney Riesgraf of Jordan, Donna and Jim Murphy of Golden Valley, Marilyn and Willie Kalal of Prior Lake, Lois Reisgraf of Chaska, Brenda and Scott Kern of Eden Prairie, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 4-8 p.m. at BallardSunder Funeral Homes, Prior Lake and also one hour prior to the mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Michael, with the Prior Lake Veterans Honor Guard being present. Pallbearers are his children, Brett, Jim, Sheri, Mick, Tari and Andy. Father Tom Sieg officiated. Michael was laid to rest on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10:15 a.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Fort Snelling Volunteer Rifle Squad. Arrangements made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel

Bonnie Wellens, 54, of Prior Lake, formerly from Shakopee, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Survived by siblings, Chuck (Melode) Wellens, Bobbie (Scott) Lindemann, Bev (Dale) Rudolph, Daniel Wellens, Brenda (Tom) Ginter; nieces and nephews, Anita (Gregg) Frey, Karla Lindemann (Mark Priester), Kurt Lindemann, Jacob, Jon and Matt Rudolph, Melissa and Nick Ginter; great-nieces and great-nephew, Hope, Logan, Emily, Jordan, Samantha and Brooke. Proceeded in death Dorothy J. Grothe, 89, of Faribault, forby parents Am and Charles. merly of Prior Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. Visitation 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at 10, 2011 at the St. Lucas Care Center in St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church in Marystown Faribault following a sudden illness. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Interment Marystown Catholic Cemetery. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Church in Faribault with the Rev. Aaron Brockmeier officiating. Interment will be held at the Maple Lawn Cemetery Gracing this world on June 28, 1939 on the family farm in in Faribault. Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Randall, MN, Monica was the daughter of H. Edward and Home & Crematory of Faribault on Friday, Aug. 12 from 4-7 Marjorie (Bentler) Andres. The oldest of six children, p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monica has fond memories growing up and attending Saturday. The family prefers that memorials be directed to St. school with her brothers and sisters. She married Wilford Luke’s Church in Dottie’s memory. Dorothy Jean Nichols Grothe (Dottie) was born Oct. 12, “Willie” Hartley Larson Aug. 26, 1961 at the Church of St. 1921 in Rice County, Minnesota. Her father, George Peter in Delano, MN. Working most of her life as an insurance agent, Monica Donaldson Nichols, was a lifelong postal carrier in also was a bartender. An avid reader and an excellent Faribault, and her mother, Ethel Florence Michel Nichols, speller, she was also an active member of the Prior Lake was a homemaker. As a child, Dottie was active in church, Ladies V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Monica loved spending time gymnastics, and school activities. She graduated from at the family cabin in Hackensack, MN with family and Faribault High School, class of 1939, and attended three friends. Monica enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and and a half years at Winona State Teachers College. Dottie married Frederick I. Grothe, Faribault High School working in her flower and vegetable garden. An excellent baker, her family will miss her pickles, apple and lemon class of 1938, during World War II, when he was home on leave from the U.S. Air Force. Throughout their sixty-six meringue pies. The biggest passion in life was her family, especially her year marriage, Fred often referred to Dottie as “the sweetgrandchildren. Monica relished the times spent with them, est woman in the world.” Together, they lived on a number of military bases. As a military wife, Dottie was supportive for each grandchild held a special place in her heart. Monica was 72 years young when she passed away of Fred when he was called up again in 1951, during the peacefully the early morning of Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Korean War. She acted as the bookkeeper for the family finances and for a startup business, Frederick-Willys her home. A resident of Prior Lake, Monica is loved and will be Company, which became successful and was sold to deeply missed by husband, Willie; children, Ann (Steven) Stanley Home Products in 1967. Fred and Dottie spent Nerud of Los Angeles, CA, Kevin Larson of Hackensack, many years living in Farmington, MN, before moving to Jeffrey (Kirsten) Larson of Faribault, Susan Knapp of Prior Lake, and eventually returning to live in Faribault. In school and throughout her life, Dottie had a gift for Cologne; grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Julia, Kryst, Kendra; siblings, Lorraine Enos of Hackensack, Audrey friendship, and stayed in touch with high school friends, (Lynn) Vanderhoef of Morgan Hill, CA; Jerome (Marie) neighbors, and business associates. She liked to travel to a Andres of Delano, Mary (Rick) Blomgren of Kailua, HI, second home in Florida and a cabin near Nisswa, MN. Dottie Sharon Andres of Morgan Hill, CA; and many other rela- laughed easily and had a warm, delightful personality. She tives and friends. Monica is preceded in death by her par- was a devout Christian and member of the St. Luke’s ents; infant brother, Kevin Andres; and brother-in-law, Church, where she gave her testimony this past June. She stayed in touch with her extended family including in recent Joseph Enos. The visitation was Thursday, Aug. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at times through her computer. After her husband died in 2009, Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake, and also one she lived independently, but struggled with health issues and after a series of strokes, died peacefully, with excellent care, hour prior to the mass at church. Funeral Service was Friday, Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the at the St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault. She was unafraid Church of St. Michae,l Prior Lake. Father Tom Sieg officiat- of death and looked forward to being reunited with her beloved Savior and her beloved husband. ed. Urn bearer was her grandson, Brandon Matson. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arrangements made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Frederick; brother, Robert Nichols. Her sons and daughters Prior Lake Chapel and their spouses survive her, including Dave Grothe and Margaret Hasse, Steve Grothe, Patty and Lane Purcell, and Becky and Steve Sanford. Dorothy was a very loving grandSt. Jude's Novena mother of Zak and Calli Grothe, Naomi and Brett Latimer, May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved Julia and Scott Nelson, David and Melanie Purcell, and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Elizabeth and Jordan Carlson, Brianna and Ben Zeckmeister, Cam and Becca Sanford, Caleb Sanford, Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of Michael Grothe, and Alex Grothe, and ten great grandchilthe hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day; dren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ruth by the eighth day your prayers will be answered. It has Nichols; daughter-in-law, Jacqi Grothe; nieces and never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. nephews and cousins. For guestbook and further information please visit Thank You, St. Jude.

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The following are Scott County District Court felony and gross misdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Tyler James Dexter, 27, Coon Rapids, violation of order for protection, a felony. Three years probation, seven days in jail, provide DNA sample, $660 in fines. Luis Miranda-Herrera, 31, Fridley, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony. Fifteen years probation, nine months in jail, register as predatory offender, provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Andre Jerome Goines, 39, Shakopee. Domestic assault, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 20 days in jail, complete anger-management program, $560 in fines. Jason Patrick Heylman, 38, Belle Plaine, driving while impaired (DWI), a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines. Taylor Allen Hanson, 20, Elko New Market, domestic assault, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 49 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $85 in fines. Pedro Gil Garcia, 43, Jordan, receiving stolen property, a felony. Three years probation, 30 days in jail, provide DNA sample, $385 in fines. Fourth-degree

DWI, a misdemeanor. One year probation, 29 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines. Angela Nicole Wear, 30, Minneapolis, DWI, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 13 days in jail, 60 days under electronic home-monitoring, seven days of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $160 in fines. Daniel Eric Benson, 26, New Prague, domestic abuse (violation of order for protection), a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 60 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, restitution, $385 in fines. Kristi Lyn Johnson, 19, Waseca, Minn., fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five days in jail, 40 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $225 in fines. Emilio Fernando Maciel, 27, St. Paul, violation of no-contact order, a felony. Five years probation, 120 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, no contact with victim(s), no possession of firearms, provide DNA sample, $185 in fines. David Thomas McElroy, 62, Burnsville, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: Two years probation, 30 days under electronic home-

monitoring, $380 in fines. Eric Richard Morse, 28, Prior Lake, theft, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, seven days in jail, five days of community service, $300 in fines. Brenda Lee Neumann, 36, Shakopee, two counts of theft (obtaining services without payment), both felonies. Ten years probation, 288 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Nicole Oliveira, 26, Minneapolis, DWI, a felony. Seven years probation, six days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, follow recommendations of evaluation, provide DNA sample, $185 in fines. Troy Anthony Brier, 45, Shakopee, interference with 911 call, a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation. Disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. One year probation, three days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $300 in fines. Benjamin Franklin Granger, 34, Roseville, DWI, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $410 in fines. Joseph William Haggard, 24, Indian Springs, Nev., domestic assault by strangulation, a felony. Serve 120 days in jail, provide DNA sample, $75 in fines. Jermal Horsley, 25, Shakopee,

disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Serve 90 days in jail, $85 in fines. Terroristic threats, a felony. Three years probation, 90 days in jail, provide DNA sample, follow recommendations of evaluation, $85 in fines. Clemente Jimenez, 38, Shakopee, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, $385 in fines. Mark Anthony Robinson, 51, Hopkins, theft, a felony. Five years probation, six days in jail, 40 hours of community service, provide DNA sample, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $85 in fines. Joshua John Schneider, 32, Shakopee, domestic assault, a felony. Five years probation, 34 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, no possession of firearms, supervised contact only with victim(s), $235 in fines. Spencer Dean Shellum, 20, Prior Lake, receiving stolen property, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, restitution, $75 in fines. Jilleen Kae Comstock, 41, Apple Valley, DWI, a gross misdemeanor. Three years probation, six days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $810 in fines. Samual Allen Schoenbauer, 36, DWI, a gross misdemeanor. Two years

probation, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $610 in fines. James Andrew Simon, 32, Brownton, Minn., driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross misdemeanor. One year probation, $385 in fines. Rafael Humberto Chacon, 49, Shakopee, DWI, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 20 days in jail, 20 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, $610 in fines. Sara Elizabeth Nehls, 33, Shakopee, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross misdemeanor. Three years probation, eight days in jail, 60 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, $235 in fines. Obstruction of the legal process, a misdemeanor. One year probation, concurrent. Sara Marie Surbaugh, 28, Chaska, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, 30 days under electronic homemonitoring, comply with ignition interlock program. Randy Lee Tesch, 50, Shakopee, violation of order for protection, a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: Two years probation, complete treatment, abstain from alcohol, aftercare program, $160 in fines.

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A 30-year-old Apple Valley man was sentenced last month to nearly five years in prison for raping his exgirlfriend’s roommate. K y l e Grayling Tweed was found guilty by a Sc ot t County jury in May for the January 2010 rape of the woman, Kyle Grayling Tweed who lived in Savage. Tweed, who is accused of committing a similar rape in Hennepin County, climbed into the woman’s bed while she was sleeping and attacked her. When she awoke, she told him to stop, but he continued. Scott County Judge Rex Stacy sentenced Tweed to 58 months in prison. He will be placed on supervised release after serving two-thirds of his sentence. T h e s t at e s e nt e n c i n g guidelines for third-degree sexual misconduct range from 41 to 180 months, dep endi ng on t he p erson’s criminal history. At the time of his sentencing, T weed’s convict ion s wer e mo s t ly d r ivi ng-related, as wel l as a violation of an order for protection. Shannon Fiecke



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Kylie Karsky, 10, of Savage reels in a bluegill during the Prior Lake Association’s annual family fishing tournament outside Captain Jack’s. The tournament is held in conjunction with Lakefront Days. Kylie was fishing with her brother, Kole, 6, and their father, Steve.


The Prior Lake High School marching band makes an appearance in the Lakefront Days parade. At right – During her semifinal round performance of Demi Lovato’s “La La Land,” Prior Lake’s own Mary Schwegman rocked a dress and matching Converse high tops, mentioned in the song’s lyrics. Mary then sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and was named this year’s Junior Laker Idol. The new category was created after a decision to set the age cutoff for Little Laker Idol at 9 years old. PHOTO BY MERYN FLUKER

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Bloomington rapper Mod Sun performed an energetic pair of tunes at the Laker Variety Show. He frequently interacted with the crowd, and audience members enthusiastically sang along.


The newly crowned Skipper and Sailorette, Nicholas Dekker and Kenadi Feldten.


Benjamin Allen, 2, of Prior Lake picks out a duck at Lakefront Days.


Former Prior Lake City Councilman and rocker Steve Millar fronts Steve Millar and Diamondhead during the band’s set on Aug. 5. The group ripped through covers of songs by Rick Springfield, Gnarls Barkley and Earth, Wind and Fire during the late-evening performance.


Spencer Will, 12, of Prior Lake competes in the beginner division at the 3rd Lair Skateboard Contest at Lakefront Park.

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Roger Falk of Richfield stands proudly next to his 1929 Ford Model A. He displayed the stake truck during Lakefront Days’ classic car show on Aug. 5.

Members of the Shockwaves Water Ski Team performed at Watzl’s Beach to a big crowd.


Above – Carter Francis, 15, of Prior Lake finishes first in the under-16 division of the Family Fun Run on Saturday. His time was 23:09 in the 5K race.

At left – Brayden Reimers, 3½, of Prior Lake gets some assistance from his grandma, Judy Marchessault, during the YMCA’s frozen T-shirt contest.



Above – The Splatter Sisters performed musical odes to 30 classic children’s books at their two 30-minute shows during the Teddy Bear Picnic.


Darren and Lana Thomas of Lakeville wait for the next customer at their food stand, which featured chocolate-dipped strawberries on a stick and a “junkyard dog” on a bun.

At left – Brothers Nick and Jack Selle, ages 3 1/2 and 6, of Prior Lake are all set for the kiddie parade. Nick was Darth Vader and Jack was a Star Wars storm trooper. PHOTO BY LORI CARLSON

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The following activities and announcements are from the Prior Lake Recreation Department. To register for activities or for more information, visit, or the city’s website at www., stop by City Hall, 4646 Dakota St., or call (952) 447-9820. Look for the city Recreation Department’s page on The skate park at Lake front Park is open daily from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but participants under 18 are not admitted without a parent-signed waiver. Parents must sign a new waiver for the 2011 season for their children to skate at the park. Helmets and gloves or wrist guards are required. Sand Point Beach, 14 3 49 Crest Ave., and Watzl’s Beach at Lakefront Park are both open. Sand Point Beach is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with free parking Monday through Friday. A $5 car fee and $20 boat and trailer fee applies on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Watzl’s Beach is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Both beaches have concessions and designated swim areas with no lifeguards provided. Adult supervision is recommended. Concerts in the park: Enjoy free family-friendly music at Lakefront Park on Thursday evenings June through August. Country act Clear Blue will perform on Thursday, Aug. 18. Vendors will sell food and other goods at the all new Chamber Market from 5 to 8 p.m., with musical performances set to start at 7 p.m. For rainout information, call the weather hotline at (952) 447-9825.

YOUTH Cascade Bay in Eagan, Tuesday, Aug. 16. This water park features water slides, a sand playground and mini golf. Horseback Riding at River Valley Ranch in Carver, Thursday, Aug. 18. Take a guided trail ride along the Minnesota River. Riders must be at least 50 inches tall to participate. Un less other wise noted, trips go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Excursions are targeted toward children ages 6 and up, will happen rain or shine and are chaperoned by summer staff. Six children will be assigned to each leader and supervised at all times. The $25 cost for residents and $30 fee for nonresidents covers admission, transportation and supervision. Guests should bring bag lunches and, if needed, extra money. Attendees can be picked up at either Sand Point Beach or Lakefront Park. Register at or call (952) 447-9820.

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will alternate weekly between local parks. Events are held each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and feature free crafts, games, a fi re truck and a police car. The all-ages party comes to Carriage Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Call (952) 444-9820 for park locations and other information. Minnesota State Fair trip, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Celebrate seniors’ and kids’ day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. A bus will depart from and return to the municipal parking lot off of Colorado Street. The fee is $7 per resident or $17 per resident family and $12 for nonresidents or $ 22 per nonresident family (must reside at same address). The fee only covers transportation. Tickets to the fair will be available at the gate. Guests must register by Monday, Aug. 22. Renaissance Festival discount tickets can be purchased for sale at City Hall. Adult tickets cost $17, children’s tickets are $9 and food coupon books are available for $5. The Renaissance Festival is open weekends from Saturday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 2, as well as Labor Day and Friday, Sept. 30. The annual Autumn Gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Lakefront Park. The free event will feature horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, kettle corn, cookies, inflatables, hot chocolate, cider, crafts, music and more. A fall family trip to an apple orchard in Hastings is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The cost is $15 per family for residents and $20 per family for nonresidents. Guests can pick apples, pumpkins and raspberries, go through a corn maze, pet farm animals and more. Attendees are advised to bring bag lunches and cameras. Sign up at www.priorlakerecration. com or call the recreation department at (952) 447-9820. Discount tickets for Disney Phineas and Ferb Live! are available at City Hall. Seats are located in section 111, rows 5 and 6 for the performance, scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Tickets cost $26 per person. Cash is accepted as are checks payable to the City of Prior Lake. Interested buyers should call (952) 447-9820 to get their names on the list. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 7.

CLUB PRIOR Club Prior is the adult activity center in the Prior Lake Resource Center, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Suite 101 for adults 55 and up Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a free cup of coffee, play cards or games, take a class, or just enjoy the company of others. For more information, call (952) 447-9783. A fternoon socials, sponsored by McKenna Crossing, are held at 1 p.m. the second

Tuesday of each month. Health insurance counseling is available on the second Wednesday of each month by appointment. State-certified volunteers meet individually to explain Medicare and medical assistance, how to choose a supplement or Part D plan, assist with health insurance forms and more. Greeting cards and gift bags are for sale for 75 cents each. Proceeds go to Club Prior’s snack fund. Play or learn to play cribbage every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Knitting group meets every Thursday from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Jenni K. will be at Club Prior to teach, help and answer knitting project questions.

ADULT ACTIVITIES Celebrate grandparent/kid day at Club Prior from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Grandparents can team up with their grandchildren to make crafts and eat snacks, with all food and supplies provided by Club Prior. Call (952) 447-9820 to register. Turtle Lake Casino: Wednesday, Sept. 21. The event will have a Nifty ’50s theme. The bus will leave Club Prior at 8 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. The fee, $10 per resident and $15 per nonresident, includes deluxe bus transportation with juice, snacks and $5 per person in slot play credits. People 50 years of age or older will receive an additional $ 5 in credits. Mississippi River lu nch and lock tour: Monday, Oct. 3. Guests will take a four-hour trip from St. Paul’s Harriet Island through Lock and Dam 1 into Minneapolis and back, all while enjoying lively music, sightseeing and historical narration. Lunch and snacks will be provided and are included in the $46 per resident and $51 per nonresident fees, which also include transportation. The bus will leave Club Prior at 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Space is limited. Participants must register by Thursday, Sept. 1 in order to attend. Fall adult softball leagues: Register now to join United States Specialty Sports Association-sanctioned fall one-pitch softball. Women’s league plays on Mondays, men’s plays on Thursdays, co-rec on Fridays and church on Sundays. All leagues can participate in the slow-pitch leag ue on Tuesdays. Leagues will play for five weeks/doubleheaders starting Thursday, Sept. 8, weather permitting. The leag ue fee is $ 355 and the deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 19. Forms can be found on www. Sign up at or call the city recreation department at (952) 447-9820. Space is limited.

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Marvin Iverson of Jordan adjusts the blower during a threshing demonstration at the Scott Carver Threshers Festival. “The wind was playing games with me,” Iverson said of trying to get the hay to pile where he wanted it. The festival gave visitors a chance to see old-time engines, threshing demonstrations, a daily tractor parade, a Model T garage and countless items from years gone by.



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E-books coming to Scott County libraries The Scott County Library System is launching its electronic book collection on Aug. 16. The collection includes fiction, nonfiction, children’s and teen titles. Patrons can browse the collection of e-books, check out up to three e-books with their Scott County Library cards and download the e books to their PCs, Macs, a variety of mobile devices and most e-book readers, with the exception of the Kindle.

The new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with a Scott County library card. Look for more information at and in the libraries soon. Five things to know about the e-book collection: I You can check out up to three e-books at a time. I e-books check out for 14 days. Return e-books early and check out another title. I The collection is limited to

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Scott County residents. Those who live in another county should check their local libraries. I e-book titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. E-books cannot be renewed but can be checked out again if there isn’t a waiting list. I Kindles aren’t currently compatible with the e-book collection but should be by early next year.

The Shakopee City Council put off deciding last week whether to ask Scott County to name the new segment of County Road 21 as “Herrgott Memorial Drive” in honor of U.S. Army Pfc. Jim Herrgott of Shakopee, the first Minnesota soldier to die in the current Iraq conflict. Herrgott, 18, was killed while on duty in Baghdad on July 3, 2003. Prior Lake and Shakopee veterans’ organizations support the designation. If the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee recommend it, the Scott County Board would be likely to adopt it, according to a city memo. County Road 21 is being extended from County Road 42 in Prior Lake to County Road 18 in Shakopee’s Southbridge area. The item was taken off the Aug. 3 agenda because Prior Lake officials wanted to discuss

it first with Shakopee. The Shakopee and Prior Lake mayors were expected to meet about the road naming Friday. The Shakopee School Board declined naming Eagle Creek Elementary School after Herrgott because it felt a different facility would be more appropriate to honor him. In a staff memo, McNeill noted that city councilors should be cognizant of the precedent set in naming of roads. According to a marker at Veterans Memorial Park, 45 Shakopee soldiers have died at war. “Because PFC Herrgott was the first Minnesotan to lose his life in the Iraqi War, a distinction can be made in this case,” McNeill suggested. Shannon Fiecke

ON CAMPUS Locals on Concordia-St. Paul dean’s list Michelle Steele and Rachelle Smith of Prior Lake have been named to the dean’s list at Concordia University, St. Paul. Steele is a senior, and Smith is a freshman.

Fluharty earns 4.0, spot on dean’s list Lindsey Fluharty of Prior Lake earned a 4.0 grade-point average and was named to the dean’s list at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. for the spring semester. She has completed her sophomore year and is majoring in music performance and art.

Swam named to U of M dean’s list Stephanie Swam has been named to the dean’s list in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of MinnesotaTwin Cities campus for the spring semester. Swam is majoring in biochemistry. She is a 2010 graduate of

Prior Lake High School and the daughter of Steve and Joann Swam of Shakopee.

Area students on Dunwoody list The following Prior Lake students were named to the Dunwoody College of Technology spring quarter dean’s list: Gregory Borchardt, Jerik Brumm and Anthony Hadac.

Locals graduate from Normandale The following Prior Lake students graduated from Normandale Community College this spring: Alyssa Anderson, Breena Bieber, Naqiyah Boissiere, Andrew Bonstrom, Grace Chang, Kayla Dugdale, William Dulon, Megan Ernst, Kelly Fox, Thomas Gorycki, Laura Halsey, Steven Heide, Igor Lelyukh, David Leonard, Charles Litecky, Ross Lubinski, Timothy Maust, Daniel Mullenmeister, Jaime Raden, Kristin Sherman, Ryan Sutherland, Tiffany Thomas, Courtney Weiss and Jessica Wright. Anderson, Bieber, Boissiere, Chang, Ernst, Halsey, Heide,

Lelyukh, Leonard, Litecky and Lubinski achieved the honor roll. Dugdale, Mullenmeister, Raden, Sutherland, Thomas and Weiss earned high honors.

Hovick earns scholarship Mariah Hovick of Prior Lake has been accepted at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth for fall and received a Benedictine Scholarship. Hovick, a senior at Prior Lake High School, is the daughter of Bob and Denise Hovick of Prior Lake. She is planning to major in nursing. The Benedictine Scholarship is available to all new applicants and is based on merit.

St. Scholastica releases dean’s list The following Prior Lake students have been named to the spring dean’s list at the College of St. Scholastica: Kristen O’Connor and Erin Weatherly.

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Former Laker helps summer team to a national title BY TOM SCHARDIN

T rena Larson wi l l begin her college softball career this fall as a national champion. The 2011 Prior Lake High School g raduate helped the Minnesota Sting Elite softball team win the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18UA national tit le Ju ly 2 5 in Overland Park, Kan. The Sting beat Olathe Rockets Gold from Kansas 10-4 in the title game, winning seven straight games in bracket play en route to the crown after going 2-1 in pool play. Larson’s team outscored its opponents 48-6 in bracket play, including four shutouts. The six-day tournament was played in 100-degree heat. Larson is a top outfielder for the Sting, just like she was for the Lakers. The national title put a final stamp on Larsons’ successful high-

school career as she ventures off to play college softball next fall. She will play at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. L a r son help e d the Lakers reach the Class AAA state tournament in her Trena junior year. Larson S h e h it . 2 8 7, scored a team-best 23 runs and stole 18 bases i n helpi ng P rior Lake finish sixth at state with a 22-7 record. This past spring, Larson helped a younger Lakers’ squad to a 14-11 record, hitting .321 with 17 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Larson a lso competed in the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Softball Challenge in July, which was held in Stevens Point, Wis. She helped the Minnesota squad, which was made up of some of the top

seniors from around the state, to a pair of shutout wins, 6-0 and 2-0. Meanwhile, also on the Sting, were some of Larson’s former conference foes – Kelsey Anderson of Burnsville and Ashley Walker and Lindsey Sheehan of Shakopee. Anderson was named the most valuable player at the national championships. She will play Division II at Winona State University this fall. This past spring she was selected the 2011 Gatorade Minnesota Softball Player of the Year. She was also the Ms. Minnesota Softball winner and was named first-team all-state by the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association. Larson faced Anderson twice in the Lakers’ fi rst season in the South Suburban Conference last spring. Meanwhile, Walker and Sheehan were former rivals of Larson’s Lakers in the Missota Conference. Shakopee beat the Prior Lake in this year’s Section 2AAA tourney en route to winning the title.

FOOTBALL SECTION 3AAAAAA Burnsville Eagan Eastview Lakeville North Lakeville South Park of Cottage Grove Prior Lake Rosemount

VOLLEYBALL SECTION 2AAA Buffalo Chanhassen Chaska Delano Hutchinson Mankato East Mankato West New Prague Prior Lake Shakopee Waconia Willmar


Trena Larson, a 2011 Prior Lake graduate, recently helped her summer softball team, the Minnesota Sting, win the 18UA USSSA World Series national championship.



Row the boat

New ice era Third Lakers coach in three years

More rowers for a fast growing club



The Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club hosted the Twin Cities Junior Sweeps Regatta on Eden Prairie’s Bryant Lake July 31. This begs a couple of questions. One, who and what is the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club? Two, without shutting the lake down, how can you hold a regatta on Bryant Lake? The answer to the first question is simple, if you’re in the know. The Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club is rowing for high school students from the Minneapolis Metro area. At last count, the club included members from 20 different high schools. “We cover a large geographical area,” said Head Coach Tina Cho. “Basically, it’s Victoria to the west, Minneapolis to the north and east and Prior Lake/Savage to the south.” This summer, close to 90 kids participate. Year round, the number jumps to 120. That brings us to the second question. How can you hold a rowing regatta, featuring 200 rowers, on a busy metro lake? “We’ve been practicing on Bryant Lake for three years,” said Cho, “and developed a lot of respect.” And? “On Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.,” adds Cho, “Bryant is no wake.” Although the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club considers Bryant Lake its home, it rarely holds races at Bryant Lake. “A home regatta is nice,” said Cho, “as it raises the awareness of rowing throughout the area. They are also a lot of fun.” In addition, home regattas allow family and friends the opportunity to see Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club members in action. “They (rowers’ families) don’t know what we do,” said Cho, “but they know we do it a lot.”


The Twin Cities Junior Sweeps Regatta, hosted by the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club, attracted some 200 high school rowers. Participating teams included the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club, Minneapolis rowing Club, Minnesota Boat Club, Milwaukee Rowing Club and the Rockford (Illinois) YMCA Rowing Club.

“We cover a large geographical area. Basically, it’s Victoria to the west, Minneapolis to the north and east and Prior Lake/Savage to the south.” Tina Cho Rowing Coach Lastly, Cho would add that from a race-watching standpoint, Bryant is as good as it gets. “It’s a straight shot,” she said, “meaning you can see the start and the finish. At some races, all you see are the last four to five strokes and that’s from a half mile away.” The meet July 31 was one of the few high school-only events of the summer. “Usually, we’re competing in mixed races,” said Cho,

Home lake advantage? The Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club practices on Bryant Lake. Its waters hosted the Twin Cities Junior Sweeps Regatta. “but because this was a high school-only event, we were able to have first boats compete against first boats, seconds against seconds and thirds against thirds, which made for some really tight races.” Aside from the host, participating teams included the Minneapolis Rowing Club, Minnesota Boat Club, Milwaukee Rowing Club and Rockford (Illinois) YMCA Rowing Club. Races were held in junior

varsity (18 and younger with one or more years of experience) and novice (first year) classes and in eightperson, four-person and twoperson boats. Without getting into specifics, first women’s junior varsity 8-plus for example, Cho characterized her team’s performances with a “pretty well.” To learn more about the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club, go to

The Prior Lake girls hockey program hasn’t had much in terms of stability over the last few years. However, the Lakers certainly haven’t been void of young talent. That’s mainly what attracted Todd Johnson to the job. He becomes the Lakers’ third coach in three seasons, taking over for Jaime Grossman, who stepped down after one season last year. Grossman left to become the head coach at Eden Prairie. Johnson has been the junior varsity coach at Eden Prairie the last two years. So it’s sort of swap. “Prior Lake’s program has some great young players coming up,” said Johnson, who was also an assistant at Benilde-St. Margaret’s before moving to Eden Prairie. “This team got its feet last year (in its first season in the South Suburban Conference), so they know what to expect now. I’m excited to get started.” Joh n s o n b r i n g s w it h him assistant coach and friend Charles Morin, whose daughter Sidney Morin, a junior, helped Minnetonka win the Class AA state title last year. Meanwhi le, Joh nson’s daughter, Mackenzie, a junior, is the starting goalie for Eden Prairie. Johnson will take on his daughter’s team Dec. 15 in Eden Prairie. Johnson said he’s looking forward to that. Better yet, he’s looking forward to picking up where Grossman left off in the second half of last season. The Lakers started 2010 losing their fi rst nine games. But Prior Lake adjusted to the stiffer competition in the SSC and fi nished strong, including a 6-0 win in the Section 2AA quarterfi nals over rival Shakopee. It was the program’s second- ever pl ayof f wi n since joining the top class eight years ago.

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GIRLS SOCCER SECTION 2AA Bloomington Jefferson Bloomington Kennedy Burnsville Chanhassen Eden Prairie Edina Prior Lake Shakopee

GIRLS TENNIS SECTION 3AA Apple Valley Bloomington Jefferson Bloomington Kennedy Burnsville Eagan Eastview Henry Sibley Holy Angels Park of Cottage Grove Prior Lake Richfield Rosemount Simley South St. Paul Visitation

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New deer hunt rules Changes will protect from Chronic Wasting Disease Minnesota hunters are now able to purchase 2 011 deer licenses, while the state’s hunting regulation booklet is available online at buyalicense. This year’s archery season opens Sept. 17. The general fi rearms season opens Nov. 5. The deadline for lottery permit applications is Sept. 8. “We’re looking forward to another good season,” said Lou Cornicelli, big game program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Deer populations are at or near goals throughout much of the state.” Cornicelli said hunters will discover several new regulations for the upcoming deer season. The changes, he said, reflect the agency’s interest in regulation simplification and the protection of the state’s deer from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Si g ni f ic a nt ch a nges for 2011: A new CWD management area, called Deer Area 602, has been established in southeastern Minnesota surrounding the area where a CWD positive deer was detected last fall. The new CWD management area will feature a 23-day fi rearm season. Submission of samples for CWD testing will be mandatory for deer harvested in this area, and there will be carcass import/export restrictions. A new “hunter choice” deer management designation has been established that will allow hunters in certain areas to take one either-sex deer per year in one of these areas. These areas function like lottery areas, with the difference being hunters do not need to make a lottery application or possess an either sex permit to take an antlerless deer. In hunter choice areas, the license is automatically valid for an either-sex deer. Bonus permits are not allowed. If a deer is taken in one hunter choice area, a hunter cannot take another deer in another hunter choice or lottery deer area. The designation was created because the majority of deer permit areas are within their established goal ranges, and DNR managers believe one either-sex deer without a lottery would allow those areas to stay within goal without going back and forth between lottery and managed areas. Hunter choice was not created to increase antlerless harvest rates, but rather to make it simpler to take one either-sex deer

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The Lakers ended up 9-18 overall, 6-12 in the conference. Prior Lake lost to Edina, the eventual state runner-up, in the section semifi nals. “Jaime did a great job of instituting a strong work ethic (in his one season),” said Johnson. “I think it took the team some time to get used to what he started. He gave us a good jumping off point. In this conference, you need to learn to play as a team to be successful.” Johnson said he’s familiar with the talent in the SSC, coaching a lot of summerleague programs. He believes that’s part of the reason he got the job. “Not only I’m a familiar with our roster, but the whole SSC,” said Johnson, who was a Division III goalie in his playing days at Hamline University in the mid-1980s. “I know these teams inside and out.” Johnson knows the Lakers lost one of the top scorers in their history in Alex Citrowske last year. The talented forward will play Division I at Bemidji State University this coming winter. Citrowske had 71 career goals and 37 assists in her five seasons on the varsity, including 26 goals and seven assists last year.


Hunters will discover several new regulations for the upcoming deer season. The changes will reflect regulation simplification and the protection of the state’s deer from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). in the area. Overall, 30 percent of Minnesota’s 127 deer permit areas are designated hunter choice this year. The DNR still uses the lottery in areas where antlerless deer harvest is restricted and managed and intensive harvest designations when additional antlerless deer harvest is needed. This year, 27 percent are managed and 17 percent are intensive areas. Firearm and muzzleloader lottery either-sex permits. Hunters may once again apply for either-sex or special hunt permits in both the fi rearm and muzzleloader seasons. In a change from previous years, hunters successful in the lottery can use their permit in either the fi rearm or muzzleloader season, provided they have a valid license for that season. The deadline for lottery and special hunt applications is Thursday, Sept. 8. Although a hunter can be selected for both licenses, successful applicants still can only take one deer. In the case of special hunts, a person may draw both a firearm and muzzleloader permit, in which case they must adhere to the bag limits established by each special hunt. This year’s lottery deer areas are: 103, 108, 119, 234, 235, 237, 238, 250, 251, 252, 253, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 288, 289, 290, 291, 294, 295, 296 and 299. B ec au se de er herd s a re largely within goals, there will be no early antlerless deer season this year, and no youthonly antlerless areas available this year. Add it ion a l i n for m at ion about the 2011 deer season can be found at deer. “Somebody was feeding Alex the puck last year,” said Johnson. “She’ll be missed, but we have some talent coming up for sure. They’ll have to step up. We’re going to have to score as a team. “We’ll have some nice senior leadership back,” added Johnson. “The junior class is thin, but the sophomore and freshman group is very strong.” Grossman tried to turn the Lakers into more of a puck control team in his one season, discarding the dump-and-chase approach. Johnson will stick to that philosophy. “We want to control the puck,” said Johnson. “We’re going to try to be very team orientated. We’re going to play discipline hockey in our own end and try to create on the other end.” Senior Michelle Jeurissen was second on the Lakers in points last season with 22 (10 goals and 12 assists), while ninth-grader defenseman Lindsey Harris continued to show a lot of promise in her second varsity season. She finished with 11 assists. Ninth-grader Keeley Totenhagen had two goals and four assists, while sophomore Amber Galles fi nished with four goals and two assists. Senior Claire Clark will return on defense for her fourth varsity season next year, while senior forwards Katie Lee and Paige Walstad will also be back for their fourth years.


Mudcats close to earning state berth The Prior Lake Mudcats went into their Region 3C playoff game at Cannon Falls Friday (results not available at press time) needing a win to earn a state berth. The sixth-seeded Mudcats (20-15 overall) had a chance get that berth Aug. 10, but lost at top-seeded St. Patrick 6-5. It was the Mudcats’ fi rst playoff loss (4-1). Prior Lake went into the St. Patrick game with a 3-2 win at third-seeded Cannon Falls Aug. 7 and a 6-3 home win over second-seeded New Market Aug. 5 in the two play-in region games. If the Mudcats can beat Cannon Falls again, it will earn a spot in the 32-team state field, which starts Aug. 19. There’s also seed game for the two Region 3C qualifiers set for Aug. 14 in St. Patrick. For more, go to or call the hardball hotline at (952-226-3800). In the loss to St. Patrick, the Mudcats had a 5-4 lead going into the eighth inning, but let it get away. Justin Schliep belted a three-run homer in the eighth to give Prior Lake the lead. Ben Morrison started and went six innings, allowing three runs. Sean Greywitt entered in the seventh and pitched into the eighth and was saddled with the loss. Nick Reed fi nished with three hits, including two doubles, and had two RBIs. In the win over Cannon Falls, the Mudcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit, getting a solo home run from Tony Adderly in the seventh inning and two unearned runs in the eighth. Two Cannon Falls’ errors and a balk led to both runs. Jake Lehrer had a sacrifice fly. Jake Schmidt hurled a complete game to get the win, striking out five allowing two unearned runs in the fourth inning. Against New Market, the Mudcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fi rst for a 3-2 lead. Prior Lake tacked on three more in the second inning for a 6-2 lead. Morrison went the distance, striking out nine, while allowing seven hits. Reed and Lehrer each fi nished with two RBIs, while Mason Holmquist and Noah Rezac each had two hits.


Second place The Prior Lake Blue 10A baseball team recently finished second in the Rosemount and Lakeville tournaments. The team members are, front row, from left: Simon Allen, Luke Loring, Corey McNally, Sam Bingenheimer and Nate Schwarz. Second row: Andrew Miller, Matthew Peterson, Corbin Cross, Chase Hebel, Jack Plaisted, Brennan Larsen and Carson Schoeller. Third row: Mike Schwarz, Evan Cross, Andy Bingenheimer and Steve Larsen.

Jays start the Super Section tournament The Prior Lake Jays fi nished second in the Section 4B tournament, yet the team didn’t have to travel too far for the Super Sections. The Jays (20-14 overall) are playing at the Dundas site. They took on Section 6 champion Duluth Friday (results not available at press time) in the fi rst round. Section 2 champion Austin and Section 5 runner-up Burnsville also met in the fi rst round. The tourney continues today (Saturday, Aug. 13) and concludes Sunday, Aug. 14. The Super Sections are four separate four-team, doubleelimination tournaments held at four different sites. The top two teams from each qualify for the Class B state tournament, which starts Aug. 19. The Jays lost to the Savage Outlaws 7-5 in the Section 4 title game Aug. 5. The Outlaws were sent all the way up north to the Cold Spring bracket with Blaine, Sauk Rapids and two-time defending state champion Shakopee. Prior Lake is seeking its second straight state berth in the three years. To see pairings from the other Super Sections go to www. For more on the Jays, go to www. or call the hardball hotline at (952) 226-3800.

PL/Savage hockey registration is open Registration for the Prior Lake/Savage Hockey Association is now open for the 2011-12 youth season and is available at Registration for traveling teams (ages 9 and up) is open through Aug. 21. Registration for the mite levels (ages 8 and under) is open through Sept. 25.

Laker Athletic Booster Club meetings The Laker Athletic Booster Club will have its monthly meeting on the third Monday of every month (except July and December) in the lecture hall next to the auditorium at Prior Lake High School, 7575 W. 150th St., Savage, starting at 7 p.m.

State champs The Prior Lake 13AAA baseball team recently won the state tournament in St. Cloud. The team members are, front row, from left: Nate Raddatz (Ball boy), Nick Raddatz, Logan Petersmeyer, Brian Kelly, Lawson Zenner, Joe Goodwin and Nick Hanson. Second row: Coach Tom Kelly, coach Dan Hanson, Hunter Sandness, Jason Peter, Jimmy Larson, Jack Kortes, Jake Simonson, coach Gerald Raddatz and coach John Larson. Not pictured is Wyatt Benson.

Tourney winners The Prior Lake Hurricanes U11 boys soccer team recently won the Lake Superior Tournament in Duluth. The team also ended its season as the U11 C3 South National League winners. The team members are, front row, from left: Alberto Hernandez and Nick Weatherford. Second row: Matthew Bruton, Dalton Brannen, Brody Emerson, Luke Beaty, Lukas Metcalfe, Nathan Green, Ryan Bruton and Matt Towey, Taylor Galloway. Third row: Brandon Grund, coach Rick Brannen, Parker Jorenby, assistant coach Pat Beaty a and assistant coach Wayne Metcalfe. Not pictured is Derek Riley.

Annual PlayFest celebration is scheduled The fourth annual PlayFest will be held Sept. 10 at Ponds Athletic Complex in Prior Lake. The event is a fundraiser for Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) to enhance its programs and facilities. There will be food, games, live music, refreshments and more at the event, which starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Edelweiss and at Laker Store in Prior Lake. For more, go to

Boots & Boas 5K Run/Walk is scheduled You can run or walk a scenic, 3.1-mile course and help fight domestic abuse at the same time by participating in the inaugural Boots & Boas 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. The event is sponsored by magazine, the Eden Prairie News, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and a number of other local businesses. A pre-race 50-yard “dash” in boots and boas will be held as a photo opportunity and to make people more aware of the good work of two organizations working to end domestic violence: Cornerstone, which serves southwestern Hennepin County, and the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, which serves Scott and Carver counties. “The name of the event and the fact that a share of proceeds will go to Cornerstone and Southern Valley Alliance make it sound as if Boots & Boas is just a women’s event,” said Mark Weber, publisher of the Eden Prairie News newspaper. “It’s not. This is a fun event that men and children will love too, and a way for them to show support for two organizations that are doing great work.” Early-bird registration (before Aug. 20) costs $25 per person. After that the fee goes to $30; race-day registration is $35. You can register online at (type in Boots & Boas), which charges a small administrative fee. Or, download an entry form at or www. More information about the race is available on Facebook. You can also call (952) 445-3333 or send an e-mail to Mark Weber at

First place The Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) third-grade in-house baseball team called the Black Ops, took first place in their league this season. The team members are: Jacob Larson,Joseph Farnstrom,Ryley Bester,Tyler Rueckert, Travis Haedt, Isaiah Bates,Gabe Wasz,Elliot Erdahl,Mick Wherley, Cal Dougherty,Ashton Young, Mason Schwen and Jakey Meixner. The team is coached by Kevin Wasz, Jeremy Bester and Paul Larson.

TAGS Gymnastics taking fall registrations

Successful season

TAGS Gymnastics is now taking registrations for its Fall 8 week session that runs Sept. 6 through Oct. 29. Classes are offered to boys and girls of all ability levels ages 2 to 17. For more information, go to or call one of the two locations: Apple Valley (952) 431-6445 or Eden Prairie (952) 920-5342.

Taylor Roddie (left), Amber Kusler (center) and Shaye Barton, all from Prior Lake, finished a successful summer season with their softball team the Minnesota Irish. The girls’ 14U fastpitch team finished third out of 68 teams at the 14U USSSA World Series in Kansas City. The team’s record was 8-2 for the week-long tournament. Barton was also named Defensive MVP of the tournament.

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA The Prior Lake City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at City Hall, 46 46 Dakota St. A workshop at 4:30 p.m. will cover the preliminary 2012 budget with an additional benchmark presentation. The public is invited to attend the workshop. The tentative regular meeting agenda includes: Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance Public forum: The forum affords the public an opportunity to address concerns to the City Council. The forum will be no longer than 30 minutes, and each presenter will have no more than 10 minutes to speak. Topics of discussion are restricted to city governmental topics rather than private or political agendas. Topics may be addressed at the forum that are on the agenda except those topics that have been or are the subject of a scheduled public hearing or public information hearing before the City Council, Economic Development Authority, Planning Commission or any other city advisory committee. The City Council may discuss but will not take formal action on public forum presentations. Matters that are the subject of pending litigation are not appropriate for the forum. Approval of agenda Consider approval of: A. Aug. 1, 2 011 reg u lar meeting minutes Consent agenda Those items on the agenda that are considered routine and noncontroversial are included as part of the consent agenda. Unless the mayor, a council member or a member of the public specifically requests that an item on the consent agenda be removed and considered separately, items are considered under one motion, a second and a rol l- cal l vote. A ny item removed from the consent agenda shall be placed on the City Council agenda as a separate category. A. Consider approval of invoices to be paid A. Consider approval of building permit summary report B. Consider approval of animal control services report C. Consider approval of the

second quarter 2011 investment reports D. Consider approval of fi re department report E. Consider approval of a resolution approving a jointpowers agreement for assessment services between Scott County and the city of Prior Lake F. Consider approval of a resolution approving a special hunt on the Vierling Property G. Consider approval of a resolution approving a special hunt on the O’Loughlin Property H. Consider approval of a resolution approving the combined preliminary and fi nal plat to be known as Eastwood Third Addition Items removed from consent agenda Presentations: A. Consider approval of a report regarding advisory committee vacancies Public hearings: None scheduled Old business: A. Consider approval of three resolutions relating to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP): 1) Approving the 2012-16 CIP; 2) Approving the street reconstruction plan; and 3) Approving the establishment of the facilities management fund and closing the building fund B. Consider approval of a resolution providing for the issuance and sale of $ 3.295 million general obligation bonds, series 2011A New business A. Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the mayor and city manager to execute an easement agreement with Bur t and Georgiann Olson, Eugene and Sandra Tofanelli and the Tofanelli Trust B. Consider approval of a resolution calling for a public hearing on the proposed modification of the development program for municipal development district No. 1; the proposed establishment of tax-increment financing districts 1-4; the Proposed adoption of the tax-increment fi nancing plan; and the proposed awarding of a business subsidy Other business/council member reports A. Community events Adjournment

Prior Lake men fare well in Lakefront Days triathlon A P rior Lake man came in fi rst in the men’s category of the sixth annual Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Lakefront Days Triathlon on Aug. 6. Andy Schiesl, 34, of Prior Lake won with a time of 59:37. Kyle Serreyn, 20, of Lakeville

came in second, and Craig Desmet, 33, of Savage came in third. The overall division female winner was Tracy Serreyn, 47, of Lakeville with a time of 1:17:09. Jacqueline Shupe, 43, of Savage came in second, and

Kara Thom, 42, of Chaska came in third. The triathlon started with a quarter-mile swim at Cleary Lake Beach, fol lowed by a 13½-mile bicycle loop through county roads. The third component was a 3. 3 -mi le r u n

through Cleary Lake Regional Park. Mike Blair, 42, of Prior Lake won in the amateur 40-45 age group for men. Fastest ti mes were 6 : 2 0 (swim), 31:20 (bike) and 19:29 (run).

SENIOR ROYALS Merle Swenson and Tom Carter were crowned queen and king of Creekside Commons, a senior apartment complex in Prior Lake. They rode in the Lakefront Days parade along with a group of other Creekside residents.


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Partnering with a real estate agent can help make the process of buying your first home more efficient. A real estate professional will help you assess your needs and wants in a home, and then utilize that information to narrow the field of available homes in your price range to a manageable pool. Well-versed in the local area, a real estate professional can help ensure you’re getting a better price, will negotiate on your behalf, and can protect your rights as a homebuyer. Your agent also may be able to make mortgage lender recommendations.

Find a financial partner, not just mortgage rates Like buying a home, choosing a mortgage provider is about more than terms and rates. It is also about finding a company that has the knowledge to help you succeed. “Find a lender who is also your financial partner,” says Mike Copley, executive vice president, retail lending at TD Bank. “Your mortgage advisor should work with you to find the borrowing solution that’s right for you, and make the experience as

straightforward as possible. Your lender’s commitment to you shouldn’t end with the closing of your loan.” Some things to consider when selecting a mortgage lender: Will I be supported from application to closing—and beyond? Are there application fees? How quickly will I have a decision on my application? What type of mortgage should I choose? Does my mortgage provider service their own loans, or can they be sold to another institution later? Does my mortgage provider have

a strong customer service focus, so I can ensure my needs are being met? The answers to these questions will help you forge the right partnership with the right mortgage lender. There’s nothing to fear about buying your first home if you’re an educated consumer who finds the right real estate and mortgage team to help you make your dreams come true. Source: ARA Content




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Scott County Historical Society Administrative assistant: Complete administrative tasks such as mailings, answering phones, greeting visitors and more. Assist visitors in the research library and with public tours, as well as assist with maintenance of museum collections and collections records. Training provided, flexible schedule. Event helper: Assist staff with hands-on activities at Kids Kraft programs, the last Saturday of each month. Training provided. Volunteer

one, two or more dates. Contact: Kathy at (952) 445-0378 or

Sexual Violence Center Sexual assault advocate: Looking for the most rewarding volunteer experience of your life? Become a sexual assault advocate and providing these services: 24-hour crisis line, medical, law enforcement or legal advocacy, community and education presentations, one-to-one counseling and support group facilitation. Volunteer training available; call to sign up. Contact: Kathy or Emily at (952) 448-5425.

St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehab Center Heart to Heart visitor: Make a special friend with a senior resident by visiting with them weekly. Flexible times. Training provided. Contact: Cathy at (952) 233-4484.

Auburn Village General call for volunteers for activities, Bridge, cards, reading and gardening. Auburn Village includes the communities of Auburn Courts, Auburn Manor, the Courtyard at Auburn and Talheim Apartments. Sunday worship assistants also are needed. Contact: Sarah at (952) 448-9303.

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Special Olympics bowling is Aug. 20 The Savage-Prior Lake delegation of Special Olympics is starting up its bowling season on Saturday, Aug. 20. The team practices at Brunswick Zone XL, at County Road 46 and Interstate 35W in Lakeville, every Saturday at 9 a.m. Those interested in joining the team or learning more can call Adam Hjerpe at (952) 226-5620.

Benefit for mom with breast cancer A dinner, bake sale and music event will raise money for a local woman who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer while pregnant at age 33. The benefit for Lynnette “Nettie” Faubert is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Dinner, a bake sale, music, a kids’ corner, a silent auction and a raffle are planned. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in person, by mail or online via PayPal. Contact Amber at helpnettie@yahoo. com or call (612) 225-7007. A Wells Fargo account has been established for donations. The account number is 7361130870 under the name of S. Danielson.

Free Internet classes offered A free two-hour, hands-on introduction to the Internet class will be from 8 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Dates are Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. The class, taught by volunteers with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, will cover how to type Web addresses, how to navigate from one Web page to the next, how to conduct searches using common search engines, and how to be a savvy Internet user. To register, call the library at (952-447-3375). A volunteer computer aide is also available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Prior Lake Library. No registration is required for this one-on-one assistance.

Firearms safety course planned The Prior Lake Sportsmens’ Club and the Prior Lake VFW will sponsor a fi rearms safety course in six classroom sessions, Aug. 18, 23, 25 and 30 and Sept. 8 and 15. The course will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the lower level of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Field training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Participants must be at least 11 years old prior to the fi rst class. The fee is $15. To register or for more information, call Dan Borchardt at (952) 447-3668 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pet adoption set for Aug. 20 Volunteers for the Carver Scott Humane Society will have a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at PETCO, off old Highway 212 and Singletree Lane in Eden Prairie. A ll pets are housed in foster care. One rabbit, and kittens and cats ages 4 months to 8 years old, will be available. There will be solid, tabby, bi-colored and tortoiseshell cats to choose from. Dogs 2 months to 12 years also will be available. Some of the dogs include beagle, pointer, poodle, Bichon Frise, Labrador retriever, pug, Maltese, hound, husky, terrier mix, shepherd mix, black lab mix, and Heinz 57 mixes. All cats and dogs have been micro ID-implanted, vet-checked, dewormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments and age-appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees are $165-plus for cats and $195-plus for dogs. For more information, call (952) 368-3553 or visit

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‘The fight of her life’ Prior Lake mom Kari Klima battles brain cancer



Visit kariklima/mystory for updates on Kari Klima’s health.


he only thing Kari Klima can’t do is give up. In her 15 years living in Prior Lake, she’s fought for levy referendums, gifted-and-talented programming and opportunities for students, all to improve the community and the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District. But now, Klima is involved in what her close friend Marjee Righeimer calls “the fight of her life.” Klima is battling brain cancer. “I can fi ght anything,” she says without an ounce of doubt. Just as they have so many times before, the people closest to Kari take her at her word. “She’s faced a lot of challenges in her life and she’s met them head on,” Righeimer says. “She’s meeting this one head on.” Klima honed her fighting spirit in Rochester, Minn., where she grew up. Back when she was known as Kari Knutson, she showed signs of the passionate involvement she’d one day bring to the Prior Lake-Savage area community. As a Mayo High School student, Klima served as secretary of the school’s student council and vice president of her senior class. In addition, she was a member of both the drill team and the spirit club. She received a lot of encouragement from her mother and also picked up on area organizations’ commitment to local schools. “The Mayo Clinic and IBM, they supported education in a wholehearted way,” she says. Klima graduated from high school in 1980 and went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in science and math from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1984. Right out of college,


Robbed of her ability to walk without assistance, Kari Klima spends much of her time in her home’s dining room, sitting in this chair surrounded by flowers given to her by the many people she’s gotten to know since moving to Prior Lake 15 years ago. Klima was diagnosed with brain cancer in April 2010 and has been fighting the disease ever since. she was hired by IBM, where she sold the company’s entire hardware and software lines. After a decade of that, Klima started her own consulting company. She met her husband Charley and the couple – soon to be a trio as Kari was pregnant with daughter Mackenzie – moved to Prior Lake. By various accounts, the school district and city would never be the same. “I can’t imagine that she hasn’t changed the district significantly,” says Righeimer. “She’s made a difference in the lives of thousands of kids.”

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Unlike others highly involved with District 719, Klima didn’t grow

up in the area and didn’t set out with an agenda. In fact, when she and Charley moved to Prior Lake, it was more about location and less about education. “Charley wanted acreage,” Klima says. “A rural setting, but still close to the cities.” When Mackenzie arrived in the Klima household, mom slowly started helping out with the district’s early childhood family education (ECFE) program. Klima started organizing garage sales and working on other fundraisers, doing clerical work like tallying book orders. “It all stems from ECFE,” she says. “For me it was salvation because I was a career woman and it showed

me a way to get involved.” Eventually, Klima was asked to join the district’s ECFE Council, a position she accepted. “That’s how I got enmeshed in things,” she says. “I’ve stood up at countless [School] Board meetings any time ECFE is on the [chopping] block and say, ‘This is where your volunteers come from.’ I think that program did wonders for my family and my childrearing. I get really uppity about that program.” Two years after Mackenzie arrived, brother Skylar followed. As the years went on, Klima’s community profi le grew. She continued to volunteer and began the march toward her proudest District 719 victory in 2005. That was when she first recognized a major education need the district wasn’t meeting. Mackenzie qualified for giftedand-talented programming, and as a doting mother who valued education, Klima drove her daughter 40 minutes each way to Inver Grove Heights, so another school district could provide adequate scholastic challenges for her. Those sojourns planted a seed. “I thought, ‘My child is not the only one who has these needs,’” Klima says. “Our society will benefit from helping these kids get another leg up.” She began speaking to her friends and fellow district parents, effectively leading a g rou ndswel l of support for some form of effective in- district gi fted prog ramming.

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Idol’s dreams anything but junior-sized BY MERYN FLUKER

Mary Schwegman smiles a lot. Her pleasant demeanor makes sense, considering the fact that she has her family, a trio of best friends to accompany her to a Ke$ha concert later this summer and was named this year’s Junior Laker Idol at Lakefront Days last weekend. Mary says that one thing for sure makes her smile: music. “I just love music,” says the articulate 12-year-old. “It makes me happy.” She loves all kinds of artists, songs and genres, but says punk rock is her favorite. She lists Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Green Day and Rise Against as some of her favorite bands. When she’s not listening to music, odds are good that Mary is either writing it or singing to it. She’s been singing for as long as she can remember, and her dad Mike corroborates, saying she entered the world singing. This year was Mary’s third competing in Laker Idol. She took second in the Little Laker category last year, singing “Forget About the Boy” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and Savannah Outen’s “Goodbyes.” The powers that be decided to split the Little Laker category this year, creating a junior division for singers ages 10 to 12. Even though Mary admits that she was aiming to win the competition, it wasn’t her motivation for participating. “It’s just a fun thing to do, to sing in front of people,” says the Prior Lake resident. “The main thing was to have fun.” Mary, who describes herself as “very outgoing,” gets nervous right before going onstage but described her time in the spotlight as “a blast. “I don’t get stage fright,” she says. “I’ve been doing competition dance for a long time so being on stage feels normal to me.” She serenaded last Saturday’s crowd with Demi Lovato’s “La La Land,” a tune about a girl who pledges to retain her personality in the face of fame. Mary says she relates to the song lyrics and promised not to get a big head even though she’s experiencing a little small-town renown. Mary was greeted with booming cheers, shrill shrieks and homemade

signs when she took the stage in the Laker Idol tent last week. “It made me feel really good that there were people there to support me and no matter what, they would love me,” she says. After giving a lively performance in a black dress and black Converse high tops – an outfit that’s name-checked in the song’s lyrics – Mary sailed to the finals round, where she won it all with a passionate rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” a song from “Funny Girl” first made famous by Barbra Streisand. Mary knew she wanted to perform the song once she heard it on one of her favorite TV shows. “I’m a Gleek,” she laughs, referencing “Glee” star Lea Michele’s version of the song, which she performed on the hit Fox comedy-drama. “Me and my mom thought that would be an amazing song to learn and perform.” Upon first listen, Mary hadn’t thought about performing the song in competition, but she sang it in her Laker Idol audition and will sing it again today at the Nicollet County Fair in St. Peter, Minn., where she’s competing in the talent show. Mary was “speechless” when she was announced as the Junior Laker Idol winner. “I felt so thankful for being able to participate,” she says. “To be first out of all that talent was so huge for me.” Her prizes include $100 in Chamber Bucks to spend at Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce member businesses, a photo shoot with Prior Creative Images and four hours of studio time, which Mary hopes to use to record a demo. Before the Big Apple and stardom call, Mary is looking forward to starting seventh grade at Twin Oaks Middle School. She’s excited to meet her new teachers and see her friends. Mary, whose family includes her dad Mike, mom Jennifer and 15-yearold brother John, says she enjoys how “quaint” Prior Lake is but she still has those big-city dreams. In fact, when she sings “La La Land,” she thinks, “I hope that’s me one day.”

Q AND A WITH MARY SCHWEGMAN What is your favorite song? I love all kinds of music and


Twelve-year-old Mary Schwegman took first place in Laker Idol’s new junior division during last weekend’s Lakefront Days. The Prior Lake resident is looking forward to turning 13 later this month and beginning seventh grade at Twin Oaks Middle School in September. every kind of song, but if I had to pick it would be “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thompson Square. Who is your favorite artist to sing along to? I’ll sing to anything. If I know the lyrics, I’ll sing to it. If you could duet with any singer in the world, who would you choose? There’s just so many talented people out there. I think it’d be really cool to do a duet with Ke$ha. What is your dream concert? I really would like to see Green Day in concert. What’s your favorite TV show?

Other than “Criminal Minds,” “Glee” or “How I Met Your Mother.” What is your favorite book? The “Twilight” series or the Percy Jackson books. If I had to pick a book that wasn’t a series, I’d pick “Runner” by Carl Deuker. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? Germany or France. What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Last spring break we went on a cruise in the western Caribbean. It was a great experience. You meet so many people and experience so many things.

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americanslice COMMUNITY HELP AND SUPPORT (Editor’s note: Listings of organizational meetings and events are free but are not guaranteed in the Prior Lake American. Send information that includes the organization’s name and meeting times/locations and a contact’s name and telephone number. Deadline is Wednesday at noon. E-mail information to, mail to Prior Lake American, P.O. Box 578, Prior Lake, MN 55372, or fax to (952) 447-6671.)


Young Life Scott County Young Life is part of a worldwide, nondenominational Christian organization for high school students that of fers fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. The club meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Young Life Office, 13845 Highway 13, Savage. For more information, call Ben Dodds at (952) 402-9123 or visit www.scottcountymn.

Co-Dependents Anonymous Co-Dependents Anonymous group support meets at 16150 Arcadia Ave., Prior Lake. Men’s C o - D ep endent s Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Co -Dependents Anonymous (for men and women) meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday.

Overeaters Anonymous The group Overeaters Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ Lutheran Church, 1053 Jef ferson St., Shakopee. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome. The group has a step format with a monthly open topic. For more information, call Nancy at (612) 250-0075 or Steve at (612) 845-2672.

Emotions Anonymous A 12-step program called Emotions Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Anne’s parish center, 411 N. Fourth St., LeSueur, in the south end of St. Anne’s parking lot. For more information, call Kathleen at (507) 665-2644.

Gamblers Anonymous/ Gam-Anon Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women

who share their experience, strength and hope with each other. The g roups meet weekly on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road, Prior Lake. For more information, call Charlie at (952) 884-9417 or Michael at (952) 607-8619.

Moms in Touch International Moms in Touch International (MITI) is a prayer group that meets weekly to pray for children and schools. Moms pray one hour each week for their children, their individual schools, administration, PTA/PTC groups, staff, students and every aspect of the school. For information on your child’s individual school, visit and click on “group locator.”

T.O.P.S. T.O.P.S., Take off Pounds Sensibly, meets at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the community room at Prior Lake State Bank, 16677 Duluth Ave. For more information, call June at (952) 454-6579 or Mikki at (952) 457-1306.

PowerNet business Savage PowerNet, a business referral group, meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Davanni’s, at County Road 42 and Highway 13 in Savage. For more information, call Kelly at (612) 861-8300.


Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River, an organization that supports military personnel and their families, meets the fi rst Tuesday of every month in the lower level of the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. The group can be reached by calling (952) 440-5011, or emailing btyrsouthoftheriver@

MOMS Club MOMS Club of Prior Lake (Moms Offering Moms Support) will have its monthly membership meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Harbor Community Church, 5995 Timber Trail, Prior Lake. To join the group or find

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WyldLife Scott County WyldLife is part of a worldwide, nondenominational Christian organization for middle school students. The club meets every other Friday and offers a high-energy, interactive evening fi lled with games, fun and music. For more information on the schedule and location, call Jennifer Schroeder at (952) 402-9123 or visit the website at www.scottcountymn.wyldlife. org.

Savage Unity AA A handicapped-accessible Alcoholics Anonymous meeting open to men and women takes place Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Bridgewood Church, 6201 W. 135th St., Savage. For more information, call (952) 297-4777.

Winner’s Circle The Winner’s Circle Chapter of Business Network International meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at 1101 Adams St., Shakopee. F o r m o r e i n fo r m at io n , call Darren Kurilko at (952) 947-0323.

Gamblers Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous, a support group for those struggling with addiction to gambling, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5634 Luther Road, Prior Lake.

Alanon Alanon meetings with the “Island of Serenity” group will take place at 7 p.m. Mondays at 16150 Arcadia Ave., Prior Lake. Other meetings take place at Lakers Alanon, 4646 Colorado St. on the following days: Thursdays: AA meets at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays: AA meets at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays: On the first Saturday of each month, the meeting is open to all recovery groups, with the potluck at 6:30 p.m. and the call-up format meeting at 8 p.m. On the third Saturday of each month, there will be a 6:30 p.m. potluck followed by the 8 p.m. speaker meeting. Sundays: AA meets at 10:30 a.m., the AA Big Book Study meets at 6 : 30 p.m., and A A meets at 8 p.m. All people in recovery are welcome to attend.


Winners of the Prior Lake Association’s annual family fishing tournament show off their trophies.

Young boys and girls have ‘reel’ fun fishing The Prior Lake Association handed out eight trophies during its 11th annual Lakefront Days family fishing tournament on Sunday at Captain Jack’s. Awards are given out by weight – and for six different species. “Some years, we’ve had everyone in the tournament catch one type of fish. One year, everyone caught all crappies and another year, all sunnies,” said association President Tom Stephenson. This year, five of the six species were caught. In all, 35 children from 19 families participated. Trophy winners were: Sunfish: First place, Jenna Freak; second place, Jade Juve; third place, Keaton Schroeder.


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americanslice In Black Hills, early bird catches wildlife views Knowing and understanding basic bird and animal behavior is critical to being a successful wildlife photographer. I’m not talking about an understanding of complex biological processes. No, I’m talking about basic stuff. For example, recently, I was in the Black Hills of South Dakota photographing with my wife and daughter. Every morning, we would get up at 5 a.m. and head out to see what wildlife we could find. The mid-day temperatures were reaching well into the 90s, so there was very little critter movement during the day. Any and all wildlife encounters were going to be early in the morning or at the end of the day. This is basic biological behavior. We were driving the wildlife loop road in Custer State Park and found a nice little valley with a number of trees and a small creek running through it. We parked our RV, and my wife and I gathered up our camera gear and headed out across the prairie and into the valley. We were far enough away from the road where we wouldn’t be noticed, but we were close enough to see what was going on where we parked. It was only 5:30 a.m. and the sun was just peeking over the horizon. As we walked into the valley, a large mule deer buck spotted us and stood up. He looked at us for a while, then turned and leaped over a fallen tree and bounded off deeper into the valley. I’m sure he was in search of a cool, shady spot in preparation for the coming day’s heat. We moved into the valley in hopes of photographing a spotted towhee, which is a large, sparrow-like bird with a long tail. The towhee was there and we did manage to get a few shots. I also



wanted to make some audio recordings of this bird’s song, so I hiked back to the RV and grabbed my large parabolic dish microphone and recorder. Within 20 minutes, I had the recordings I was looking for. Within minutes we spotted a coyote that was trotting by on the far end of the valley. He didn’t stop, so we didn’t get any images, but it was great to see him anyway. Meanwhile, two common nighthawks starting flying overhead. This was fairly uncommon, because these birds usually come out late in the evening. I managed a few nice in-flight images. I could hear a western tanager singing from a tall Ponderosa pine tree, so we moved over to see if we could find it. Sure enough, a beautiful male was singing his heart out, so I set up my recorder and managed about three minutes of song recordings without any background noise. I was thrilled. We wanted to get some pictures of this bird, but we were looking into the sun. In order to get the sun at our backs, we had to cross a tiny stream. While stepping across the stream, we could see about six western chorus frogs in the water. This valley was stuffed with all sorts of critters. The tanager cooperated, and we got a few nice images.


A pronghorn buck is on alert in a valley of the Black Hills. Just then a large pronghorn buck crested the hill to our right. He gave several loud, high-pitched snorts because apparently he was not happy with us. No doubt he wanted to join us in the cool valley and wasn’t used to sharing. By now it was getting close to 9 a.m., and I noticed the first of the many safari Jeep rides coming down the road. These are open-sided Jeeps with a guide/driver who takes tourists

around and points out wildlife. They were moving fairly fast and slowed down a little bit when they passed by our RV. They couldn’t see us, but we could clearly see them and I’m sure they were wondering what we were seeing. I thought to myself, these were the first people we’d seen all morning. Almost four hours had passed since we started photographing and recording. It was getting a

little hot and we were about to call it a day and head back for some breakfast when the first wildlife watchers were showing up. Obviously the people in the Jeep wanted to see some wildlife. So here is my point. If you don’t understand basic wildlife behavior, you won’t see much wildlife. In the heat of the summer, don’t wait until 9 or 10 a.m. before going out. Another thing, get out of your

vehicle and look around. The chances of seeing something cool are much greater when you are moving slower and are closer to the ground and away from the road. Until next time... Stan Tekiela is an author /naturalist and wildlife photographer from Victoria who travels the United States to study and photograph wildlife. He can be followed on Twitter. com or

Gibson earns Eagle Scout honors for project Joseph Gibson

Joseph Karl Gibson, 18, of Prior Lake was honored in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on June 5 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout on April 12. Attending and speaking on behalf of Gibson at the Cleary

Lake Pavilion ceremony were Prior Lake Mayor Mike Myser and Scott County Commissioner Barbara Marschall. About 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Gibson joins those ranks, having completed 21 merit badges and a service project. His Eagle service project was the moving of a granite bench from in front of

the Church of St. Michael parish office to the church’s cemetery and adding new landscaping with the placement of the bench. A member of Boy Scout Troop 331, Gibson held many leadership positions in the troop including Senior Patrol Leader during his last year as a Boy Scout. Gibson also achieved the Triple Crown Award, participating in the Boy

Scouts of America’s three highest adventures camps of Sea Base, Philmont Scout Ranch and Northern Tier. Gibson is a recent graduate of Prior Lake High School and will be attending Normandale Community College in the fall. He is the son of Brian and Julie Gibson of Prior Lake.

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Four years, one superintendent and two curriculum directors later, District 719 opened the doors to SAGE Academy, a third-through-fifth-grade school housed at WestWood Elementary and dedicated to advancing gifted education. At that moment, she felt “very happy” and “hopeful,” not only for her children, but for their classmates. Klima has been a member of Prior Lake’s Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented local chapter, served on committees for advanced programming in the middle schools and volunteered for countless events and fundraisers, including two trips to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center as a chaperone. “I don’t know how she did everything she did,” Righeimer said. “She was always going from one meeting to the next.” Righeimer became friends with Klima through her other grand contribution to the district: the Prior Lake-Savage Area Educational Foundation. A 13-person steering committee, including Klima, formed in 2005 to create the organization, which raises money to support district programs, activities and initiatives. Righeimer had read about the committee in the newspaper and wanted to put her years of nonprofit experience to use. She called Prior Lake High School with one foreshadowing request: “Can someone connect me to Kari Klima? “I wasn’t sure that I could help, but I really loved the idea that she was one person that could make a difference,” Righeimer says. “She was so welcoming and warm and made me feel such a part of the process.” Since then, the women have served on the foundation’s board together and forged a friendship. Righeimer even introduced her husband Bill to Klima, and the two soon began what Righeimer calls “a mutual admiration society.” “He would do anything for her and she would do anything for him,” she says. That devotion included playing a crucial role in Klima’s latest battle.

DIVINE INTERVENTION Bill Righeimer owns The SMARTE Group, a national sales and marketing company. About four years ago, he needed an | Prior Lake American independent contractor for some part-time work. His wife recommended her friend Klima. “He works with hundreds of people across the country,” Righeimer says. “Someone who’s a strong communicator and a people person. Kari’s just a perfect fit for those needs.” Klima continued working for Bill part-time. One morning in April 2010, she showed up at the Righeimers’ Prior Lake home, ready for work. The only problem? It was 8 a.m. “Usually she would come around 9 or 10 o’clock, after the kids had left for school,” Righeimer recalls clearly. “I said to her, ‘Kari, what are you doing here so early?’ She assured me that it wasn’t too early.” She also remembers Klima shivering, despite the spring weather. Righeimer, who is usually gone by the time Klima arrives for work, sat her friend down for a cup of coffee while Bill got ready. The two ladies gabbed and Klima began sharing stories from her recent family ski trip. She’d fallen on the slopes – a move called a “yard sale” – and hit her head pretty hard. Righeimer watched as Klima ascended the home’s stairs to begin her tasks. “She was doing some e-mails and she was struggling with composition,” Righeimer found out later from Bill. The work was “totally uncharacteristic” of Klima, “such a strong communicator.” Bill pressed Klima, in light of her head injury and behavior she herself described as “kooky,” to go to urgent care and get checked out. “They kept an eye on me,” Klima recalls of the Righeimers. “They watched me.” But Kari, ever the fighter and task master, didn’t want to leave her work undone. She’d leave later, she thought. “She didn’t want to give up,” Righeimer recounts. “She didn’t want to stop working to go … [Bill] said he’d drive her if she didn’t go.” Klima relented and went to an urgent care center in Burnsville for a CT scan. When she came out, Charley had arrived. From there, the couple was in what Klima calls “zoom mode.” They went to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis for additional tests that afternoon on the advice of a neighbor who’s an ER nurse. “F rom t hen on, Cha rley was in contact with everyone,” Klima remembers.




“I guess my paternalistic instinct kicked in instantly,” Charley says. K lima underwent a latenight M R I and awoke to a doctor telling her she’d need brain surgery. While she did have a concussion from her skiing tumble, she also had a baseball-sized tumor above her right ear. Needless to say, Klima – the woman who, hours before, had only wanted to complete her work in peace – was blindsided by the news. In the face of her diagnosis, she was still a mother fi rst. “I keep saying over and over again, ‘Thank God it’s me and not one of my kids,’” she says. “That’s been my mantra: ‘Not my kids.’” Klima also managed to fi nd bright spots in her path to a diagnosis. She says that her particular type of cancer – she’s chosen not to publicly reveal the name – can cause seizures. With all the running around and chauffeuring she did, Klima could have easily had a seizure while driving her children somewhere and endangered not only her own health, but theirs and possibly other drivers and passengers. “There were all these miracles that happened,” the irrepressibly positive K lima recalls. Since that April 2010 morning, Klima and her mother have frequently referred to Bill, the man who wouldn’t let Klima do anything but go to urgent care immediately – as her “guardian angel.”

‘I CAN BEAT THIS’ While not going into specifics, Klima knows her prognosis isn’t rosy. “Brain cancer, it’s not good,” she says bluntly. “No brain cancer is good.” Since her diagnosis last year, Klima has been in and out of the hospital. She underwent rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and has had a few recurrences. Just as she was relentless in her fights for education, she refuses to let her spirit wane. “I remain positive all the time,” she says, her weakened voice rising decisively. “I’ve just been grateful … I can battle this. I can beat this.” Her fierce optimism has rubbed off on her family, according to Charley. “Her way of dealing with this has been blasting away with treatment aggressively head first,” he says. “It’s amazing to me how optimistic she’s been

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in the face of a disease that by cancer standards isn’t good.” When asked if she’s scared, Klima nodded slowly, her head swollen from treatment. But still, ever the planner, her eyes fi xed on the future. “I want to see my kids graduate, get married and have their babies,” she says, her voice breaking as her face slowly dissolves into tears. “And graduate college, too.” Klima, who used to spend her days bouncing from appointment to commitment to meeting, is now confi ned to a chair. She speaks more softly and deliberately than she used to, but as far as her friends are concerned, she’s still got it. “She hasn’t lost a thing,” Righeimer says about Klima’s mind. “It’s hard to watch her physical body betray her mental. She’s so sharp and strong a personality and she just can’t do it as much anymore. That’s been hard.” T h e d e vo t e d m o m wh o couldn’t pass up an opportunity to spearhead a committee or support a good cause is still around. She talks at length and with great knowledge about the secondary schools’ switch to a six-period school day, and her concern that high school students won’t have the access to important electives they once enjoyed. It’s just that now, Klima says those things from a chair in her living room. “Not a lot has changed,” Righeimer says. “She sti l l voices her opinions. She’s as involved as she can be.” Life in the Klima household, though, is quite different. Charley has taken on a lot of his wife’s responsibilities, in addition to caring for her. “There are a lot of things in our lives that had to go away because we don’t have the time or the energy to do them,” Charley says. “A lot of things just fall away.” Charley used to handle cooking meals for the family, but he pats his stomach when he indicates that friends have been providing plenty of meals. His wife’s illness has left “everyday life turned upside down.” He’s now learning to do things like log in to Skyward, the district’s online system where families can see their students’ grades. “We have a lot of houseplants that died because Kari used to do the watering,” Charley says. Klima’s days are fi lled with doctor’s appointments, writing thank-you cards, taking naps and “waiting for a hug from my kids as they zoom through the room,” she says. The woman people relied on to keep schedules straight now admits she struggles to put events in sequence and remember which appointments are when. The thing she misses most of her healthier days is being able to drive. “For me, it’s feeling like I can only do a fraction of what

Caring about Kari People responded in droves with kind words about Kari Klima. Here’s what people in the Prior Lake-Savage area have to say: Lisa Garborg, head of the Prior Lake chapter of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented: “I’ve known Kari Klima for nine years. We were introduced by the Synergy specialists who realized we shared the same concern of providing options for rigorous classes. There are many things I love about Kari — one of them being her willingness to speak up and step up. She has never been shy about pointing out what she thought could be done better in the school district; but at the same time, she was willing to help make that happen. I call it the ‘we’ not ‘you’ attitude. Kari and I have served on more committees and fund raisers than I can count and she always took her involvement very seriously. In fact, last year when she unexpectedly found herself in the hospital facing brain surgery, she called me to fill in for her at a middle school curriculum meeting. I remember she talked for 10 minutes about her meeting notes before she got around to telling me why she was in the hospital. Her dedication was inspiring. Dedication not just to making things better for her own children; but for all kids who shared the same need to be challenged. That selflessness is what makes Kari such an amazing person. Mary Viereck, Prior Lake-Savage Area Education Foundation board member: “I first met Kari when a steering committee was put together to form an education foundation. ‘Passionate’ is probably the first word that comes to me – she is always so passionate about the community, all ages. She is one of most involved and tireless volunteers, always going above and beyond. I have so much respect for her!” Martha Hoover, former Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board member and current president of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Education Foundation: “Whether it’s parenting, pushing through a school levy or being on a school committee, she jumps in with both feet, does her research and brings solutions back to the table. She has the ability to gather lots of great information. When she hears ‘no,’ she goes back with a blast of information that shows why things just might be a ‘yes.’… Dedicated, smart, and in for the long haul, every school district should have at least one Kari. Her tenacity is unmatched.”

I’m capable,” she says. “Who doesn’t want to be able to go to Target and get the three things on their list?” The Klimas go through a lot of orange juice, she notes, and now she can’t make those quick juice runs. “I can make four phone calls and have 12 gallons here in 14 seconds,” she says. “You change your mode of doing these things. The family has caregivers who come to the house, and friends have volunteered in droves to help out in any way they can. People have not only extended kindness to Klima, taking her to her doctor’s appointments, out to lunch and just sitting with her at the house, they’ve also rallied around Charley, Mackenzie, 14, and Skylar, 12. “It’s great to see my friends and be with them because we were all so busy with our kids,” she says. “I knew I had good friends in town, but some of them just go up to another level. It’s amazing.” The evidence of the community’s reverence for the Klimas is evident. When she and Charley went away last weekend to Voyageurs National Park – normally they hike and set up a tent; this year the plans were adjusted so they could spend the trip on friends’ houseboat – the family’s voicemail inbox filled up by the time they returned. Klima sits in the corner of her dining room, in a comfy chair banked by plants and Caribbean lilies, gifts from people who know she loves flowers. She’s received “too many gifts,” so many that she has now directed people to make donations to – what else? – the Prior Lake-Savage Area Education Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Charley, for his part, has done a lot of research on his wife’s illness – so much that he feels he could probably “write a pretty decent book,” he says, smiling – and works hard managing her social schedule. He calls the outpouring of support from both close friends and semi-strangers “staggering.” “At first, as a private person, it was somewhat uncomfortable,” Charley says. “It’s not surprising a lot of people have risen up even though it’s been over a year. We have more help than we can use and that’s wonderful … It makes me damn near cry every time I think about it.” Both of the Klima parents remain committed to making sure things stay as normal as possible for their two kids. Skylar spends a lot of time in his room reading, while Mackenzie goes out with her friends, time Klima acknowledges as necessary respite. Charley has seen a few signs of stress and anxiety in the kids, but overall says they’re handling the situation “extremely well.” As for Charley, Klima says he’s dealt with the whole thing well. “I t hi n k what g ives me strength is the kids,” Charley responds. “That’s my number one thing that keeps me focused.” Righeimer checks in with the Klimas often and tries to visit about once a month, bringing flowers and gluten-free bakery treats for her friend. Though her eyes well with tears when she talks about Klima’s physical fight, her words remain steadfast and sure. “She’s the picture of persistence and perseverance,” Righeimer says. “That’s Kari Klima.”

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Promise yourself to keep your promises The Optimist Creed begins with the words, “Promise Yourself.” Over the last 10 months, this article has opened with the 10 stanzas of the Optimist Creed. Hopefully, all these stanzas gave you something to think about. But imagine putting your own ending on “Promise Yourself.” Promise yourself that you will be more patient with your kids, spouse and co-workers. Promise yourself that you will think positively and believe in yourself. Even promise yourself that you will complete some task that you have been procrastinating on

tie blankets for Miracles for Mitch, Reading Mentors at Redtail Ridge and many more fun activities. The club meets on Mondays at 7:30 a.m. at the high school during the school year. There will be representatives at freshman orientation on Aug. 30. Contact Amy Raetz at for more information. The Optimists contributed to the Laker Variety Show during Lakefront Days. This event supports the arts and showcases talent of all ages and types. The show was free but accepted donations to

completing. The possibilities are endless! The Optimist Club is a friend of youth. They are dedicated to “bringing out the best in kids.” The Junior Optimists, a club at Prior Lake High School, is supported by the Prior Lake Optimist Club. The Junior Optimists already have some great activities planned for the 2011-12 school year: collecting Books for Africa, Toys for Tots, Feed My Starving Children, food drive for the Scott County CAP Agency, collecting gifts for Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, making

benefit the Patrons of the Arts and Activities, a nonprofit group which supports arts and activities at Prior Lake High School. This was a wonderful example of “bringing out the best in kids” and some adults as well. Other grants given by the Prior Lake Optimist Club include our support of the Prior Lake Fire Department’s Fire Safety Camp. Over 100 children participate each year. They have fun while learning many safety topics such as First Aid, air, ambulance, water and boat safety, severe weather and so much more.

The Optimists will be at the State Fair on Aug. 26 and will at Fall Community Fest on Sept. 19. Regular meetings will resume Sept. 14 at noon at Fong’s in Prior Lake. Meetings last approximately one hour starting with a meeting and program and followed by lunch. We have many social events as well – boat rides, Mardi Gras, fishing and Moonlight Golf, to name a few. For more information on our club, meeting topics and dates go to www. priorlakeoptimistclub. com or contact President Mary Nagarajan at To learn more about Optimist International, go to www. Keep in mind, the things that you can “Promise Yourself ” are endless. Never stop believing and help our youth by being positive role models. “Promises are like crying babies in a theater; they should be carried out at once.” – Norman Vincent Peale. Happy summer! This column is written by Shawn Richey, who is in charge of public relations for the Prior Lake Optimist Club.

at 7:45 p.m. at the Town Hall located on 20318 Fairlawn Avenue, Prior Lake, MN. Any person seeking to provide cable service must submit an application. Copies of the official application instructions are available upon request at Township Hall. 1. Applications in response to this Notice must be submitted to the Township by 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. 2. Applications must be in writing, notarized, and consistent with the application instructions. Applicants must submit an original and two copies of the application. 3. Each application shall be submitted along with an application fee of $3,000 in the form of a check made payable to the Township of Spring Lake, Minnesota. 4. Applicants are requested to be present at a public hearing before the Town Board beginning at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, 2011. 5. The minimum system design and services to be offered must meet or exceed those required of the incumbent cable operator pursuant to the Township’s existing cable franchise. The desired design includes a system: serving the entire Township based on a reasonable service area/line extension policy; capable of delivering in excess of 100 video programmed channels with the potential for increasing channels; providing a reasonable number of public, educational and governmental access channels and reasonable access support, and; providing connections and free services to the Township facilities where possible. Desired operations and services include: reasonable rates; a mix, level and quality of programs and services comparable to other systems, and; customer service and system maintenance plans to ensure the provision of high quality services to the subscriber. 6. Factors that will be considered in evaluating applications and making determinations are as follows: a. Compliance with the statutory requirements, this notice, and the application instructions; b. The proposed system design; c. The programs and services offered initially and plans and processes for adding programs and services; d. The initial service area and the line extension policy; e. The time for construction and/or initial service provision; f. Customer service policies and system testing. g. The legal, technical, and financial qualifications of the applicant; h. The proposal for community services, including public, educational, and governmental access and/or institutional network services; and i. Other factors deemed relevant by the Township Council. 7. In no event will submission of a conforming application entitle any applicant to receive a franchise and the Township expressly reserves the right to reject both conforming and non-conforming applications. 8. Any applicant(s) selected by the Township Council will be required to accept the Franchise granted within thirty (30) days after adoption. Applicants will be required to reimburse the Township for any expenses not covered by the application fee. 9. Any questions concerning applications should be directed to the Township Attorney at the following address: Bob Bauer Severson, Sheldon, Dougherty & Molenda, P.A. 7300 West 147th Street, Suite 600 Apple Valley, MN 55124 (952) 432-3136 Date: August 6, 2011 (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 6 and 13, 2011; No. 7550)

registered office address. Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: Michael J. Cooper – 14587 Surrey Ln NE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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: Michael J. Cooper – Owner Michael J. Cooper - Contact Person 952-607-7410 Date: 07-21-2011 (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 6 and 13, 2011; No. 7553)

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: David Huberty David Huberty - Contact Person 612-239-1821 Date: 07-26-2011 (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 13 and 20, 2011; No. 7557)

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* The fiscal disparities property tax law provides that the growth in commercial-industrial property tax values is shared throughout the area. In a tax increment financing district, this value sharing can either result in a tax increase for other properties in the municipality or result in a decrease in tax increment financing district revenue depending on how the tax increment financing district is established. Tax Increment Financing District TIF 1-1, TIF 1-3, TIF 3-1, TIF 4-1, TIF 5-1 and TIF 6-1 do not share its growth in commercial-industrial property tax values. This results in an increase in property taxes for other properties in this municipality. For taxes payable in 2010, this increase $ in taxes on other properties amounted to $4,434, $4,970, $0, $1,834, $2,738, and $0. Additional information regarding each district may be obtained from:

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# 4646 Dakota Street SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

(952) 447-9841

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(Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 13, 2011; No. 7558) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: Contract/foreclosure Court File No. 70-CV-10-20895 BMO Harris Bank N.A., Successorby-merger to M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, Plaintiff, v. Brian D. Thompson and Michele D. Thompson, husband and wife; Richard Pomije; and XYZ Corporation, ABC Partnership, John Doe and Mary Roe, whose true names and addresses are unknown to Plaintiff, Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE IN A FORECLOSURE BY ACTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at 10:00 a.m. on September 27, 2011 at the Scott County Sheriff ’s Office, in the lobby at the southwest entrance of the Law Enforcement Center at 301 Fuller St. South, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 and pursuant to the Order and Judgment of the District Court of Scott County, Minnesota, First Judicial District, entered in the above captioned action on July 14, 2011 (“Judgment Order”), the undersigned Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota will sell the real property described in said Judgment Order, to wit: That part of Government Lot 4, Section 30, Township 115, Range 22, Scott County, Minnesota, lying South of the North 846.85 feet and lying West of the East 476.61 feet. Together with that part of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 30, described as beginning at the southwest corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence East along the South line thereof a distance of 66.01 feet; thence North 0 degrees, 58 minutes, 14 seconds East parallel to the West line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 2012.10 feet; thence North 45 degrees 58 minutes 14 seconds East a distance of 549.30 feet to the South line of the North 261 feet of said Southeast Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 20 seconds East along said line, a distance of 393.90 feet to the West line of the East 1803.26 feet of said Southeast Quarter; thence North 1 degree, 23 minutes, 16 seconds East along said West line a distance of 261.04 feet to the North line of said Southeast Quarter; thence North 89 degrees, 47 minutes 20 seconds West along said North line, a distance of 850.26 feet to the Northwest corner of said Southeast Quarter; thence South 0 degrees, 58 minutes, 14 seconds West along the West line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 2656.61 feet to the point of beginning. Except for that part of the above land now platted and known as Outlots G, H, J and K, Westridge Lake Estates First Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. Tax Parcel No.: R279300044 Street Address: 1127 Vista Ridge Lane, Shakopee, MN 55379 (hereinafter the “Property”) together with all the estates and rights in and to said Property all existing or subsequently erected improvements on the Property and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures that are or become part of the Property, including all replacements or additions, as one parcel (or, if directed by Plaintiff, in separate parcels), for cash, to the highest bidder, all in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 581 and the provisions of law relating to the sale of real estate on execution. As set forth in said Judgment Order, the proceeds of the sale shall be applied first, to pay Plaintiff ’s usual and customary costs and expenses of said sale and second, to pay the amount which shall then be due to Plaintiff on account of the Court’s original judgment against Brian R. Thompson and Michele D.

Thompson, jointly and severally, in the amount of $2,466,620.60 plus interest, as described in the Judgment Order, and additional interest accruing on and after July 13, 2011. The overage, if any, shall be paid to the Court to abide by the further order of the Court with respect thereto. Dated this 9th day of August, 2011. Kevin Studnicka Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota By: ___Duane J. Jirik, Deputy Sheriff_____ Deputy BRIGGS AND MORGAN, P.A. Joseph D. Roach (#250843) Charles B. Rogers (#130588) Daniel M. White (#0387916) 2200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 10, 17, 2011; No. 7559) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Contract Court File No: 70-CV-11-15437 TCF National Bank, Plaintiff, v. Keenan C. Engler, Defendant. SUMMONS THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff ’s Complaint against you is attached to this Summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. Y O U M U S T R E P LY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at Koepke Law, Ltd., 3161 Fernbrook Lane North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447. 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff ’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. A LT E R NAT I V E D I S PUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114

of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. The object of this action is to enforce Plaintiff ’s rights and remedies against Defendants. KOEPKE LAW, LTD. Dated: June 24, 2011 By:_________________ Please Contact Christine L. Eid MN SBN 0388676 3161 Fernbrook Lane North Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 Telephone: (763) 201-1218 Fax: (763) 201-1212 Email: Counsel for Plaintiff (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, July 30 and August 6, 13, 2011; No. 7546) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: July 20, 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: Ideal Design Studio 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: 4950 Bluff Heights Trail SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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: Ideal Design Studio LLC – 4950 Bluff Heights Trail SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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: Kelsey Chaplin – Owner Kelsey Chaplin - Contact Person 612-499-0690 Date: 07-12-2011 (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 6 and 13, 2011; No. 7549) SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, SCOTT COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ISSUANCE OF A CABLE FRANCHISE and NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ISSUANCE OF A CABLE FRANCHISE Notice is hereby given that it is the intent of the Township Council of the Township of Spring Lake, Scott County, Minnesota, to consider issuance of a franchise authorizing operation of a system to provide cable service in the Township. This notice is given in accordance with Minnesota law, Chapter 238. Notice is also given of a Public Hearing regarding the issuance of a cable franchise before the Township Board on Thursday, September 8th

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: July 22, 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: Brush It Off Trucking Services 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: 14587 Surrey Lane NE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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

DOCUMENT 00 11 00 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS T O W H O M I T M AY C O N CERN: Sealed bids for the construction of Boone Avenue and High Point Trail Bituminous Overlay, will be received by Credit River Township, Minnesota at the office of the Township Clerk until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2011 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Principal components of the project include the following: Aggregate Shouldering 253 TON Type LV4 Wearing Coarse Mixture B 870 TON Bituminous Tack Coat 490 GAL Traffic Control 1 LS The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Credit River Township 18985 Meadow View Blvd. Prior Lake, MN 55372-3128 Hakanson Anderson 3601 Thurston Avenue Anoka, MN 55303 Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office of: Hakanson Anderson, located at 3601 Thurston Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303 for a non-refundable purchase price of $50 per set. Alternatively, digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at under the “Projects/QuestCDN” link for $20.00 (non-refundable). These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project and by entering eBidDocTM Number 1701626 on the “Search Projects” page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at (952) 233-1632 or Bids will only be accepted from Contractors that purchase paper or digital copies of the Bidding Documents by one of the methods specified above. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, cash deposit, or bid bond, made payable to the Credit River Township, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities and informalities therein and further reserves the right to award the contract in the best interests of the Township. CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP Cathy Haugh, Town Clerk Date: August 1, 2011 (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 6 and 13, 2011; No. 7554) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: July 26, 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: Abbyhills Refinishing and Upholstery 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: 3051 Springlake Rd SW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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: David Huberty – 3051 Springlake Rd SW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 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

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT BOONE AVENUE AND HIGHPOINT TRAIL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Credit River Township, Scott County, Minnesota, will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the 30th day of August, 2011, at the Credit River Town Hall, to pass upon the proposed assessment of costs related to the improvements of Boone Avenue and Highpoint Trail. The area proposed to be assessed is all those properties abutting or having access to Boone Avenue and Highpoint Trail, all located in Credit River Township. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection by contacting Cathy Haugh, Credit River Town Clerk. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $46,100. Adoption of the proposed assessment by the Town Board may be taken at the hearing. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of the assessment unless a written objection, signed by the property owner, is filed with the Town Clerk prior to the hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. An owner may appeal an assessment to the District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 429.081 by serving written notice of the appeal upon the Town Chairman or Town Clerk within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the District Court within ten (10) days after service upon the Town Chairman or the Town Clerk. The Town Board may consider adopting a deferment policy at this public hearing pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 through 435.195. Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 through 435.195 authorize a Town Board to defer the payment of assessments against homestead property owned by persons 65 years of age and older, or who are retired because of permanent and total disability under circumstances where it would be a hardship for such person to make the assessment payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. If the Town Board adopts a deferment policy any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the Town Clerk for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on said owner’s property. Cathy Haugh, Clerk (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 13, 2011; No. 7560) Credit River Township Board Meeting Monday, August 15, 2011, 6pm Agenda 1 Approve or Amend Agenda 2 Open Forum 3 Old Business 1) Road Re-Construct Assessment Guideline 2) Cress View Estates cul-desac 3) County Road 8 Corridor Study 4) 2012 Budget 4 Adjourn (Published in the Prior Lake American on Saturday, August 13, 2011; No. 7561)

The Public Notice deadline for the Prior Lake American is at Noon on Tuesday, for the Saturday edition. Faxes are not accepted.

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Rolling on the lake Learning how to roll your kayak is insurance against panic, capsizing BY FORREST ADAMS


ayaking, like canoeing and other types of boating, allows you to skim across the surface of the water. But it’s unique in that you sit level with the water, separated by a fiberglass shell from a world in which you cannot breathe. Learning to paddle a kayak is simple enough: Place the paddle blade in the water near your toes. Pull the paddle back alongside the boat to approximately your hip. Lift the paddle blade and take a stroke on the other side. Learning what to do if your boat capsizes takes a bit more practice, a small group of kayakers found out recently at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista. Six paddlers received lessons in the two-week Three Rivers Park District Intro to Kayak Rolling class. Through numerous dunks in the water, they learned to be comfortable tipping over a kayak and the proper techniques for rolling the boat right side up while in it. As you might imagine, kayak rolling is not something you should try without a qualified teacher because of the drowning risk. It entails turning your boat over, leaving your body submerged upside down in the water, before turning the boat upright with you still in it. Use a nose clip or water will rush into your nasal passages as surely as the Minnesota River floods in the spring. Even with the clips, water might sneak into your nose if the clips aren’t tight enough. Don’t worry, it’s common. “You’ll feel like an otter at the end of the night,” Alex McKinney, a Three Rivers Park District kayaking instructor, told the pack of students, all middle-aged adults. So be it. That is what they signed up to do. The students were all recreational Twin Cities kayakers with no kayaking ambitions beyond knowing how to handle a kayak flip. Dan Fjell, paddle sports coordinator from Three Rivers Park District, and McKinney demonstrated a kayak roll and the appropriate response. The pair has taught kayak rolling so many times it’s almost like second nature to them. It looked easy, and before long class members were intentionally flipping their boats and dunking themselves into the water. Nose clips in place, they flipped, coughed as water snuck into their noses, flipped, helped their “buddy” and flipped again. Paddling instructors were within an arm’s reach, and gradually the class learned to tuck its head, snap its hip and roll. Tuck, snap and roll. It’s easy to say but apparently harder to do. The head tuck is important, so you flip up but not over again. The hip snap is the main skill employed to roll the kayak upright. It’s not something you learn on paper but takes practice and a willingness to get very, very wet. Experts said it takes hours, rather than minutes, to master the kayak roll. Rolling a kayak may not be high on your priority list of things to learn, but if you’re a regular kayaker it is probably a good skill to know. Fjell said the course is designed to help paddlers gain confidence in their kayaking skills so they can stay safe should their kayak ever tip. Not ready for rolling just yet? That’s OK because the class ended earlier this month. Three Rivers Park District offers multiple kayaking classes throughout the rest of summer and fall, and for rolling, there is always next year.


Dan Fjell, seen here gliding over the swimming pond in Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, is the paddle sports coordinator for Three Rivers Park District.

“You’ll feel like an otter at the end of the night.” Alex McKinney Three Rivers Park District kayaking instructor

Upcoming classes Learn more about any of these Three River Park District classes at Flatwater Kayaking Essentials (Cost $50) Hyland Lake Park Reserve Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon Fish Lake Regional Park Saturday, Sept. 10, 1 to 4 p.m.


Leslie Jacobson, a Chaska resident, paddles ahead to support her classmate, Tim Condon, of St. Paul, during their recent kayak rolling lesson in Lake Minnetonka Regional Park.

Bryant Regional Park Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to noon Kayaking 200: Beyond the Basics (Cost $60) Fish Lake Regional Park Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flatwater Kayaking for Women (Cost $50) French Regional Park Thursday, Aug. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Bryant Lake Regional Park Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Fish Lake Regional Park Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to noon Hyland Lake Park Reserve Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. KidSplash (Ages 9 to 13 years old) (Cost $20)

French Regional Park Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Bryant Lake Regional Park Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m.


Leslie Jacobson uses her buddy’s boat to emerge from the water as their instructor, Alex McKinney, stands by ready to help.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve Sunday, Aug. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

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River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or





Join Refuge staff for a walk exploring trails and observing the natural world. When Maurice becomes lost in the Enjoy the solitude of the Minnesota woods he seeks shelter in an old castle, River valley tucked into the midst of but the master of the castle is a horrible the busy urban landscape. Explore beast who takes him captive. Maurice’s prairie, forest and wetland habitats daughter Belle must give up her and discover the diverse plants and freedom to save his life. Cast members animals that depend on the refuge for for this production are ages 7 to 17. survival. For all ages. Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Time: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 Cost: Adults $13; seniors and Cost: Free students $11 Location: Rapids Lake Education and Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Visitor Center, Carver Highlands Lot, Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver Info: (952) 895-4680 or Info: (952) 361-4500 or midwest/minnesotavalley Observe moths attracted by “moth bait” and learn the differences between butterflies and moths. For ages 6 and older. Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Cost: $5 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or

COMEDIAN MATT FULGATE From his start as a third-grader reciting Bill Cosby routines at recess, to performing today at comedy clubs around the nation, Matt Fugate delights his audiences with original, real comedy. Comedian Paul Dillery will also perform. Time: 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Cost: $13 for 8 p.m. shows $10 for 10:30 p.m. show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 1st Ave., Shakopee Info: shakopee

FULL MOON PHOTO HIKE Capture images of the full moon and sunset as the moonrise and sunset overlap. Participants will be given tips for shooting the full moon in the evening light. Bring DSLR camera with telephoto or zoom lens or a point-and-shoot camera with a sunset setting, a tripod, sturdy footwear and insect repellant. Program led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Don Tredinnick. Time: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Cost: Free Location: Old Cedar Avenue Trailhead, 9500 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley


AUG. 14 BIRD WALK Walk refuge trails to search for birds and other wildlife. This outing involves several miles of walking trails at a slow pace. Dress for the weather, including for mud, bugs and sun. Program is led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalists George Skinner and Anne Hanley. Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 Cost: Free Location: Louisville Swamp Unit, 3801 145th St., W. Shakopee Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley

$3 TOUR DAYS AT THE LANDING Join a guided tour at the Landing. Enter through the visitors center at the main entrance. Walking distance is 1.5 miles round trip. Time: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 14, 21, 28; noon-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 26 Cost: $3; ages 2 and younger free Location: The Landing - Minnesota


Times haven’t changed much when it comes to guys and beer. In this undated photo, Shakopee men sit around with a keg.

AUG. 15 ‘AIM FOR INDEPENDENCE’ Heartstrings presents “Aim for Independence” featuring sporting clays, martinis, dinner and a silent auction. Shooter guides and guns are no charge and are available onsite. Heartstrings provides respite care for developmentally disabled children, among other services. Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 Cost: $25 (dinner and silent auction); $50 (dinner and sporting clays) Location: Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, 2920 E. 220th St., Prior Lake Info:

SURVIVAL CAMP FOR GIRLS Make your own survival journal and practice survival skills outside by building fire from flint and steel, building shelters, fishing, trying archery, identifying wild edibles, and tracking animals. Test navigational skills by building a simple compass, then competing in a treasure hunt with a GPS unit. Canoe to Cleary Island. Camp is for ages 10-15. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 15-19 Cost: $280 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700 (reference activity No. 324610-19)


AUG. 17 LET’S TALK PHOTOGRAPHY Amateur photographers who are interested in improving skill, sharing their work and receiving feedback are invited to this monthly meeting on the topic of photography. Photographer Darrell Tangen will listen to the interests of the group and lead discussions on these topics. Those participating are encouraged to bring digital images to share. Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 Cost: $25 per night Location: Savage Art Studios & Gallery, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage Info:

MURPHY MOUNTAIN BIKE SPRINT SERIES Ride a mountain bike on one of the Twin Cities’ most challenging singletrack courses. There will be a series of four 10-mile time trials. There will be a time trial format, awards and door prizes each week. Helmets required. Time: 5:30 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. start Wednesday, Aug. 17 Cost: $10 pre-registration; $15 dayof registration; $35 for all four races; must be pre-registered five days before each race day Location: Murphy-Hanrehan Park




cott County was once home to quite a few breweries. Hop co on n the bus Aug. 20 to visit the places these breweries once called ca alled home hom and enjoy beer samplings in various pubs along al long the route. Bus leaves the Scott County Historical Society S ociety at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $25 for SCHS members.

To register orr for more mor information, contact Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee, at (952) 445-0378. F

Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Rd., Savage Info: (763) 559-6700 or

LEHTO & WRIGHT Lehto & Wright will perform a concert of American folk and rock music in the park. Time: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Cost: Free Location: Community Park, 13500 Dakota Ave., Savage


and Southwind. Also available will be the Chamber Market featuring food, vendors and fun from 5-8 p.m. Time: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 Cost: Free Location: Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake Info: (952) 447-9823



The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will host its annual powwow (wacipi), featuring dancers, singers and drum groups from PRIOR LAKE ROLL-IN throughout the country. Food and arts and crafts booths also are featured. The Prior Lake Roll-In will have its Time: Daily Aug. 19-21 last event of the season on Aug. 18. The public is invited to bring collector Cost: $5 button purchase for vehicles that are 20 years old or older. admission all weekend Location: Powwow grounds on Time: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 Dakotah Parkway, in Prior Lake Cost: Free Info: (952) 445-8900 or Location: South Lake Village, 16731 Highway 13, Prior Lake Info: Lee Woodruff, (952) 440-2088

AUG. 18


ALL THINGS MINNESOTA BOOK CLUB The book featured at the August meeting of the All Minnesota Book Club will be “Wishing for Snow Day: Growing Up in Minnesota” by Peg Meier. Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 Cost: Free Location: Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St., Shakopee Info: (952) 445-0378 or

CAN I REALLY EAT THAT? A Master Gardener will explore the world of unusual vegetables. This class is part of the Evenings in the Garden program. Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 Cost: Free; pre-registration requested Location: Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 W. 190th St., Jordan Info: (952) 492-5410 or

MICHAEL EDWARDS AND SOUTHWIND Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a concert by Michael Edwards

New to the area? • packet of helpful information including maps, civic and county resources • hundreds of $$$ in local merchant gift certificates • answers to your new-to-the-area questions Welcome Neighbor! has helped new residents learn about their new community for over 20 years.

The Mike Stern Band with Dave Weckl will kick off the Art and All that Jazz Festival. Stern, a jazz guitarist who has performed with Blood Sweat and Tears and Miles Davis, will be featured, along with dummer Dave Weckl. Time: 7 p.m. Friday. Aug. 19 Cost: $25-$35; $150 VIP tickets include a meet and greet Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or

Upcoming BIRD BANDING See wild songbirds being safely trapped, studied and tagged with numbered rings. Hear a bird’s heartbeat and help release it. For all ages. Time: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 20 Cost: Free Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or

HUNGER CONCERT River of Joy Lutheran Church in Prior Lake annually sponsors a community hunger concert. Bring a bag of groceries for the CAP Agency food shelf, and listen to live local music. Donations will be taken for concert partners Feed My Starving Children and Loaves and Fishes. Time: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Cost: Free (donations taken) Location: Lakefront Park band shell, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake Info:

MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The Minnesota Renaissance Festival includes seven themed weekends, 16 stages of live entertainment, live armored jousting, food, drink and artisan booths. Time: Weekends Aug. 20-Oct. 2 Cost: Adults $20.95; seniors $18.95; children 5-12 $11.95 Location: Three miles south of Shakopee in Hwy. 169 Info: (952) 445-7361 or

SCOTT COUNTY’S LARGEST BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT Scott County’s Largest Bean Bag Tournament includes beginner and championship brackets, $2,050 in payouts to winners, beer garden, food vendors and live music. Sponsored by the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce. Time: Opening toss 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Cost: $40 per two-member team Location: Clancy’s Bar and Pizza Parlor, 220 Triangle Lane N., Jordan Info: or (952) 492-2355

MASTER GARDENERS’ PLANT SALE Master gardeners will have a sale on perennial divisions from their own yards and gardens. The sale will include perennials, shrubs, fall bulbs, ornamental grasses, rhizomes, select annuals and one-of-a-kind daylilies hybridized by master gardeners. The gardeners will be on hand to provide advice. Time: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 27

Cost: Free (items for purchase) Location: Chaska Commons, Rainbow Foods parking lot, 200 Pioneer Trail, Chaska

Ongoing PRIOR LAKE FARMERS MARKET The Prior Lake Farmers Market, in downtown Prior Lake, features locally grown, seasonal farm-fresh food. Many of the products are organic, chemical-free and naturally grown. The market also offers meats, fish, baked goods, handcrafted beverages, gourmet confections, assorted landscaping stock, fine crafts, music and more. Time: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays Cost: Free to attend; items for purchase Location: Main Avenue, downtown Prior Lake Info:

GREAT SCOTT CYCLING CLUB Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join the Great Scott Cycle Monday and Thursday evenings from May to October. There are four levels for riders. Helmets are required; road bikes are highly recommended. This is a social club for riding and gathering afterward. New members are always welcome. Time: 6:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays Cost: Free Location: Leaving from Michael’s Cycles, 16731 Highway 13, Prior Lake Info: Al at (952) 220-4585 or

TRIBAL FARMERS MARKET The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will have its own farmers market at Mazopiya, the tribe’s natural food market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday. Produce varies each week according to the season. A limited supply of native prairie plants may also be available for sale, along with wares from community member artisans. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays Cost: Items available for purchase Location: Mazopiya, 2571 Credit Union Drive, Prior Lake

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Houses Real Estate Auction Nominal Opening Bids Start at $1,000 16754 SE Brunswick Ave., Prior Lake 2BR 1.5BA 560sf+/7615 3rd Ave S, Richfield 2BR 1BA 1,281sf+/All properties sell: 12:30PM Wed., Aug. 17 at 7615 3rd Ave S, Richfield august 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! Williams & Williams MN Broker: Dean C. Williams Re Lic RA88426 7120 S. Lewis Avenue, Suite 200 Tulsa OK 74136-5401

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Carpentry Contractors Corp. now has openings for Carpenters in our Field Finish Division. These positions are F/T, benefits eligible. Job requirements to include; power tool use, interior finish/trim duties, kneel, squat, bend and twist frequently, and be able to lift 75 lbs of construction materials, pass physical, BGC, and drug screen. Valid D/L and independent transportation required for employment. Please call our Jobs Line: 952-380-3720.


DRIASI in Chanhassen, MN is currently hiring Claims Examiners. Candidates must be familiar with Life and Health Insurance concepts and must also have at least 3 years claims examining experience. For full detail and to apply, please go to: https://home.eease. recruit/?id=814271

Consider a career with the Minnesota Judicial Branch! The First Judicial District seeks to fill a Senior Court Clerk position in Carver County District Court in Chaska, MN. Detailed information at http://agency. mncourts/default.cfm

EOE Country Inn & Suites/ High Timbers Lounge is now accepting applications for a Full Time Bar Manager. Must have prior bartending, supervisory experience. This position works evenings. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Please apply in person at: Country Inn & Suites 591 West 78th St. Chanhassen EOE

CPA Work close to home We are a dynamic, growing CPA firm, located in Chaska and Waconia, looking for: -CPAs with 3 to 9 years of experience in taxation, tax planning and compilations/reviews. -Seasonal tax preparers for approx. Feb 1 to Apr 16, 2012. Learn more at: current-opportunities Drivers Taxi driver. Prior Lake residence. You make your own hours. Day/ night shift's. 612-7473022.

Carpentry Contractors Corp. seeking full time positions:

Carpentry Contractors seeking Carpenters with up to 5 years experience Basic rough framing carpentry duties, siding and window installation 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

The area's BEST Center has immediate openings for:

Aides, Assistant Teachers, Teachers, Kitchen Technician at our Waconia and Chaska locations.

Ladybug Childcare Centers 306 Lake Hazeltine Dr. Chaska Please contact: Chaska: Julie at 952-448-7202 Waconia: Katie at 952-442-5057

Full Time Teaching Opportunities at KinderCare Learning Center in Savage, MN. Great benefits! Please send resumes to Kelli at or call 952-440-9890 with any questions. Laborer Wanted for Excavation crew. Must be hardworking. GMH Asphalt Corp Call between 9am & 2pm: 952-442-5288

Store Management & Crew Members Opportunities Available Now hiring for a full time Assistant Store Management position. Stores are located in the Shakopee, Chanhassen, and Excelsior areas. Please call Michelle at 612.718.3520 or Lauren at 952.239.1466 for interested inquiries. WE OFFER: Flexible scheduling Opportunity to run your own store Competitive pay Pleasant atmosphere Multi-store opportunities

Loan Processor State Bank of Belle Plaine has an immediate opening for an experienced Loan Processor. The qualified applicant should possess a minimum of 3 years banking experience in loan processing in all areas of lending including Consumer, Commercial, Ag and Real Estate. Familiarity with Laser Pro loan documentation software preferred. Must be willing to work Saturday rotation. Other requirements include: 10-key proficiency, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, & strong prioritization and problem solving skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Please call or stop in to receive an employment application. 201 W Main St PO Box 87 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Tel. 952-873-2296



Jordan Public Schools has an opening for a Building/ Mechanical Manager. Responsible for the overall programs of buildings and heating/ cooling operations. AA degree and related field preferred. All other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Salary regionally competitive. Send letter and application to Kirk Nelson, Superintendent, 500 Sunset Dr., Jordan, MN 55352. Open until filled.

Metro area asphalt paving contractor has openings for qualified experienced personnel. Skilled positions are available in all areas of excavation/ grading and asphalt installation. Clean driving records with Class A CDL is required. For more information please contact Pam at 952-4962651


Controls Engineer Inquiries sought from motivated individuals with analog and digital machine control design experience. Associate Degree or higher in electrical engineering required. Assignments require strong computer skills, the ability to read, design and draw wiring diagrams and control schematics using AutoCAD 2012 and good communications skills. Jordan Transformer offers competitive wages, 401K plan and medical package. Inquires send resume with wage expectations to: Email:

Equipment Maintenance Superintendent Salary range: $53,185.60 - $79,518.40 DOQ Supervises the functions and activities of the Equipment Maintenance Dept. of Public Works Division. Provide supervision and management of the Carver County vehicle and equipment maintenance function for divisions and offices. See full posting on county website. MQs: HS diploma/GED, 5 yrs. fleet maintenance exp., 1 yr. supervisory exp. and valid Class A DL. PREF. QUAL.: MN DOT Vehicle inspector certificate, tanker and haz mat endorsements. Apps at Carver Co. ER, 600 E. 4th St., Chaska, MN 55318. Jobline 952-361-1522. Closing 4:30pm, 8/26/11. EOE.


Full-time position providing direct technical assistance to approximately 150 computer users in 7 city departments. Responsible for daily computer operations, installing and supporting hardware and software, setting up new computers and new users, and researching and resolving user problems. Minimum Qualifications: Two year degree and two years related IT experience, or equivalent. Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to pass an in-depth background check. Starting Salary: $50,192 $55,211, plus excellent benefits. Application Deadline: 08/26/11. “Obtain application from City of Shakopee" at or (952) 233 - 9320." EOE.

State Bank of Belle Plaine has an immediate opening for an experienced Loan Processor. The qualified applicant should possess a minimum of 3 years banking experience in loan processing in all areas of lending including Consumer, Commercial, Ag and Real Estate. Please call or stop in to receive an employment application. 201 W Main St, PO Box 87, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Tel. 952-873-2296 See this & other employment ads in this week’s Classifieds

Full-Time Safe Step Inc.

RN ADMISSIONS NURSE St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center has an opening for a RN Admissions Nurse to assist in our fast paced transitional unit. Recent LTC/Rehab experience required. Fulltime position. Please apply online at: www.stgertrudes .

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Bathtub Refinishers: Experienced bathtub refinishers needed. Willing to travel 20-22 days/month. Travel expenses paid, fast growing company with internal promotion. Clean record/license, professionalism a must. Hourly rate is $17.50- $20.00 per hour.

Project Managers: Experienced technician/ project managers needed. Willing to travel, 20-22 days/month. Travel expenses paid, fast growing company with internal promotion. Clean record/license, professionalism a must. Hourly rate is $20.00$25.00 per hour. E-mail resume to

MANUFACTURING Rahr Malting Co. is seeking energetic, team-oriented individuals for placement in our grain processing and plant maintenance departments. All candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The following positions are available immediately: PRODUCTION OPERATOR The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years manufacturing work experience. Experience with plant sanitation, mechanical trouble-shooting, repair and a basic knowledge of process control systems is a plus. Swing shift assignments required with a differential of $.60/hr. 2nd and $.75/hr. 3rd. Base salary starting at $20.76/hr and reaching $21.76/hr upon completion of training for qualified candidate. ELECTRICIAN Rahr is recruiting an Electrician to join our Maintenance Team. The successful candidate will possess a two year degree in an electrical curriculum from an accredited technical college. Work experience should include 3 years plus in an industrial setting. An electrical license and experience in PLC controls are both preferred but not required. Responsibilities include installing, trouble-shooting, maintaining, and repair of single phase and three phase general electrical systems in the plant to provide power for operations equipment, lighting, facilities and other apparatus. This position may be required to fill a second shift assignment. Base salary starting at $23.97 per hour for the fully qualified candidate. REFRIGERATION, CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN Rahr is recruiting a Refrigeration Controls and Instrumentation Technician to join our Maintenance Team. The successful candidate will possess 4-6 years of refrigeration and/or HVAC experience including refrigerant side troubleshooting and repair. Centrifugal chiller experience is a plus. In addition, candidate must have training and experience in electrical and electronic control systems related to refrigeration/HVAC systems. PLC control system knowledge and previous instrumentation calibration experience is a plus. Base salary starting at $23.97 per hour for the fully qualified candidate. MAINTENANCE MECHANIC The ideal candidate should have a diverse mechanical skill package with a vocational technical certification or equivalent including a minimum of three years experience in an industrial setting. Proven skills in trouble shooting, preventative maintenance, installation and repair of light to heavy production machinery are required. Specialty skills such as welding, pneumatics, sheet metal fabrication and basic electrical comprehension are a strong plus. The candidate must have the flexibility to work either alone or in a team environment with minimal supervision. Base salary starting at $22.47 per hour for the fully qualified candidate. Rahr Malting Co. offers a complete benefit package including Co. provided family medical, dental and vision insurance, 401-K savings plan, pension plan, FSA and more for the fully qualified candidate. Send resumes to MIKE MAYNE at:, or applications are available at: RAHR MALTING Co. 800 West First Avenue Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 EOE

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Handy Home Repair Service, Inc. Any Task... Just Ask Insured, References, Licensed #20374699



R.D. & Associates Specialized Services Inc. • Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Brush Chipping • Overgrown Areas Mowed • Excavating • Sand & Gravel • Crushed Limestone


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

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


MOVING? You Call - We Haul

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

952-292-2261 Premiere One Landscapes

LANDSCAPING #1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445 612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured.

Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates

952-758-2552 We Haul Moving New Prague

Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


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


*A and K PAINTING* Schedule your Summer painting now!

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


Handyman Ser vices PROFESSIONAL, PROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE 28 YEARS OF TRADE EXPERIENCE Bob Wagner (952) 686-4833 for available services and rates. Fully Insured LOW HOURLY RATES, TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD AND WE WILL MAKE A DEAL!

Classifieds 952-345-3003

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


No wall too small

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


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

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

Visa, Discover Mastercard, Amex accepted

ROOFING 651-480-3400

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


Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

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

952-492-3842 952-412-4718(cell)


Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O

•Roofing •Siding •Windows

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


Let us know how we can earn your business. (952)873-6078

Best Drywall LLC




Call today for your Free Inspection! Family Owned & Operated Lic# 20609967

Free Estimates Ins/ Bonded Major credit cards accepted


Greg Anderson Painting 4 generations experience. Painting, staining, enameling. Taping repairs. 952-445-6816

Ext/Int Paint/ Stain ~Carpentry/ Repair~

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


Family owned since 1979

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

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

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

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

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

Back to School Bargains can be found in the Classifieds 952-345-3003

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SWING DRIVER Looking for a driver with experience that is energetic, has a good attendance record, great attitude and clean driving record with CDL license. $14/ hour+ benefits. Apply at: 5980 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake, MN. 952-2266441.

WE ARE GROWING!! Elite Waste Disposal needs a FT Cust. Service Rep/Acctg Clerk. Pay based upon experience. Please call 952445-4301 and ask for extension 215.

Truck Driver-FT Radermacher's Fresh Market is looking to fill a local FT truck driver position. Class A license & experience required. Excellent pay & benefits. Apply at any Radermacher's Fresh Market location or send resume to : crystalw@ or fax 952-403-5926

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

Class A Roll Off Driver Elite Waste Disposal is looking for quality Class A CDL driver to drive Roll Off Truck. Experience preferred, but will train the right candidates. Must have current Class A CDL. Clean driving record required. Email resume to No phone calls please.

Part-Time Professional, experienced Groomer. High Demand. Paws & Pals Pet Resort. E-mail interest to:

Experienced with office support? Flexible 30-35 hrs/wk, $8.-10/hr. Email resume to: 952-229-8282 Help needed for errands, shopping, cleaning, computer work. Good pay. Bill: 952-4472835 Help Wanted PT/FT Night Cooks and Servers. Must be 18 to be a server. Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Apply at Emma Krumbees 351 Enterprise Drive Belle Plaine. Jordan Kids Company has an opening for a part time Group Leader. Hours will be 2:30pm5:30pm. Mon-Fri. Call Lori at 952-492-4312 for application. Position open until filled.

MDS NURSE St. Gertrude's Health & Rehabilitation Center has an opening for a MDS Nurse to assist in our fast paced transitional unit. Recent MDS experience required. Position is 57 to 64 hours/pay period. Please apply online at www.stgertrudes

School Bus Drivers Palmer Bus Service is looking for persons with a good driving record to drive school bus in the Shakopee School District. Opportunity for AM, PM, Activity routes and Special Education routes. Requires School Bus license. Will train eligible applicants. Excellent salary, annual bonus, paid training. Palmer Bus Service 952-445-1166

Truck Driver/ Mechanic


New Horizon Foods is seeking dining assistants in Shakopee LTC facility. 16- 32/hours week. $8-9/hour. Send resume to:

fax 763-445-2143 Newspaper Route: Weekday/Weekend Routes now avail. Bloomington area. Must be 18 yrs. & have own vehicle. (952) 451-8188

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

WE ARE GROWING!! Elite Waste Disposal is seeking energetic, focused and driven Sales Reps for our Commercial and Roll-Off Divisions Responsibilities include: - Generating and maintaining new accounts - Maintaining our existing accounts Experience in sales is required. Experience in the waste disposal business is not required. Must have clean driving record. Please call 952-445-4301 and ask for extension 203.


RN Needed Knowledge of home health. Very pt work Flexible schedule Pay rate $22.00/hr. Please fax resume attn: Gay 952-746-5738 or email:

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

StarTribune Newspaper Carriers Needed immediately Weekends (Sat & Sun) Routes available in Chaska & Shakopee Weekdays (M-F) 1route open immediately in Chaska. Ask about our $100 signing bonus on select routes. For further information see our website at;

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


Campers Travel Trailers

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

Personal Care Assistant Wanted Aspirience Home Care is hiring a PT PCA to care for a young boy near Chaska. Position requires flexible scheduling, may include weekends and evening shifts. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be mature, non-smoker, neat, and must be active. Going swimming, to the park, therapy, etc. Could lead to FT. Call Tom at 952-412-5828 Rewarding & fun position working as an activities coordinator. No experience required. $9$11/ hour. Call 612-2456797.


Ditch Witch of Minnesota, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time truck driver/mechanic. Qualified applicants will have 5+ years experience with formal training. Class A license is required. Benefits include: medical, dental, 401k & uniforms. Fax resume to: 952-4450035 or mail to: 12826 Emery Way, Shakopee, MN 55379 or come in to fill out an application.

Milo's Sandwiches 16534 W 78th St Eden Prairie 952-224-2440 Morning prep person slicing meats and veggies Counter sandwich maker 11-2 or 5-8 Delivery driver schedule varies


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

All-Terrain Vehicles

2007 Suzuki Eiger 400. Only 170 miles. Warn winch, ITP mud tires, lift kit. Great condition!! $3500 952-994-1291

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

Campers Travel Trailers

Boats/Motors 14' Lund & trailer. 1970 9-1/2 HP Johnson motor, $600. 952-445-2459

1987 31' Pathfinder Motorhome. $5,000/ BO. 952-496-2243 1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. REDUCED! $3200. 952445-5473

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

27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $17,499, Parked in Waseca. Call Mitch 612-325-7365

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

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

1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $10,500. 952934-3902

Check out the GREAT deals in the Classified Section of this paper

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

1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737 1996 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome. Class A, 39'. Excellent condition, shedded at all times/ winterized. Loaded! 29,300 actual miles. $35,000/BO. 507-6656019

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

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $9,400. 952836-6773

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

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

Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110

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

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

Cars $$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7

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

$$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166

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

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

2001 Cycle mate CM2000 Motorcycle trailer. Excellent condition. Used twice. $750. 952-836-4652

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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


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


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


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

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

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

2007 Ford Focus. 5 speed, manual. 37 MPG 19k + miles. One owner, $10,500. 612-8400884

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

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

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GARAGE SALES AUCTIONS Estate Sales Estate Sale- Sat., 8/20, 8am-5pm. Furniture, queen bed, DR/LR sets, entertainment center, HH misc., many tools, air compressor, drill press. Christmas decorations. Everything must go! 15645 Green Meadows Cir., Carver

Belle Plaine Sales Neighborhood Garage Sale- 900/ 901/ 919 W. Church St. Thurs-Fri. 8/18-19, 8am-4pm. Sat. 8/20, 8am-12noon. Antiques, vintage linens, collectibles, holiday, furniture, HH, golf bag/ clubs.

Chanhassen Sales Thursday & Friday August 18 & 19 8am-3pm. Garage sale. Children's clothing. Sofa, Collectibles. Paperback books. Assorted kitchen items. 8018 Dakota Ave. Chanhassen

Chaska Sales Huge Garage Sale Thurs-Fri-Sat Aug.-18-19-20 8am - 5pm Hazeltine Shores Townhomes 3456 Lake Shore Dr. 166 Townhomes Hwy 41 & Hazeltine Blvd. 952-448-7887

Chaska Sales

Jordan Sales

Savage Sales

Shakopee Sales

Shakopee Sales

Victoria Sales

Victoria Sales

Th-Sat Aug. 11-13 Th-F 8-4, Sat. 9-2. Toys, child clothing, lawnmower, French horn, fixer swing/set, nursery dressers, Trek 24 bike, lawn mower. 1110 Falls Curve

Yard sale Wednesday 8/10 -Saturday 8/13 86pm. Baby clothes, girls up to 2T and boys up to 3T. Toys & misc. 104 2nd St. E.

Awesome Garage Sale Thurs-Sat Aug 11-13 8-5pm. Antiques, collectibles. Furniture, clothing, HH items. Movies books Toys FirePit much miscellaneous. Fantastic sale! 5709 W. 139th St.

Sat 8/13 9am-5pm. Toys, men's, women's clothing. Sofa. DVD player. Books, lawn & garden items. Tools. kitchen items. One day sale! 1821 Countryside Dr. Shakopee

Thurs-Friday, Aug 18 & 19. 8-5pm. Multi Family Garage Sale. Mens, womens & childrens clothing. Sporting goods. Home Goods. Lots of awesome stuff. 201 Appleblossom Lane W

Moving Sale: Thurs-Fri, 8/11-12, 8am-5pm. Sat., 8/13, 8am-12noon. Furniture, dishes, collectibles, antiques. 9142 Fox Ct. (across from Lake Bavaria)

Garage/ Moving SaleClothes, kids toys, furniture, HH, accessories. Thurs-Fri-Sat., 8/11-1213, 8am-5pm. 8197/ 8192 Trillium Lane

Eden Prairie Sales

2nd Annual Charity Garage Sale. Thursday 8/18 - Saturday 8/20. Thursday, Friday 8-5pm. Saturday 9-4pm. Hundreds of items. Most items $1.00. Hot dogs for sale. 17011 Mushtown Rd.

Annual Sale! Sat. 8/13, 8am-3pm. New books from publisher, children's clothes, purses, HH items, silk plants & more! 17538 Hackberry Ct.

Jordan Sales Estate Sale August 1819, 9-6pm August 20 91pm. Furniture, HH, garage, wood shop items. 4476 Morlock Dr. Hwy 282 E. of Jordan. Cash only INDOOR SALE ThurFri-Sat, 8/18-19-20 86pm Hope Lutheran Church. 201 Hope Avenue. Infant-adult clothing (men's, women;s, maternity), books (novels, music, cookbooks), infant equipment, household, porcelain dolls, toys, jewelry and more... Lower rooms of the church are full and handicap accessible. Saturday 1/2 price & $5 bag sale. Sat. August 13 9amnoon. Garage sale. Women's clothing. Electronics. Aero Bed. Smokers. Fishing. Glassware. Collectibles. Holiday. Stuff!! 913 Heritage Trail Jordan.

Prior Lake Sales

HUGE!! Women's size med-Xlarge, new with tags, designer & namebrand clothes/ coats & purses, kids, men's XXL, HH. Motorized Barbie Trailblazer & boys jeep. 8/18-19, 9am-5pm. 8/20, 9am1pm. 16276 Lakeside Ave. New Dates! Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Annual MEGA Sale! Wed., 9/14, 48pm. Thur., 9/15, 9am7pm. Fri., 9/16, 8am12noon. 3611 N. Berens Rd. NW. 952-230-2988 ThursdaySaturday 8/11-8/13 9am-5pm. 2850 Spring Lk Rd SW (170th) Prior Lake Genuine Antiques as well as vintage or general second-hand items.

Savage Sales Wed. August 17th 48pm and Thurs., August. 18th 8am- ? (open until we're empty) Garage sale. A to Z - a lot to C. 13934 Aquila Circle.

Shakopee Sales Fri. 8-19 9am-5pm. 1485 Tyrone Dr. Located near Eagle Cr Blvd and Canterbury Rd. Moving sale. Something for everyone! Garage Sale Friday, 8/12 8-6pm. Saturday, 8/13 8-3pm. Young adult clothes, luggage, bedding and lots of misc. 1840 Evergreen Lane. Behind Betaseed Garage/ Barn SaleSat.-Sun, 8/13-14, 9am5pm. 2078 Eagle Creek Blvd. HUGE 200+ Family Church Garage Sale Tools, clothes, HH, toys, furniture, yard, collectibles, sport equip., antiques, more!! Featuring a new children's book release! “Molly and the Dust Bunnies Ball.” Readings at 9am, 11am and 1pm, in the church library. Get your signed copy throughout the day.

SUPER SALE! Fri. & Sat. August 19th & 20th, 8am-6pm. Vintage, old stuff. Good variety! NEW KitchenAid Mixer! American Girl Dolls/Accessories (new/gently used, some retired)! HH, PS2, Sofa, Books/Music/Games, Outdoor Stuff, & MUCH MORE. Something for everyone! DON'T MISS IT! 220 4th Ave. E. Shakopee,

SW Metro Sales Other Areas

Victoria Sales Estate Sale Saturday 8/20, 8-5pm. Sunday 8/21, 11-4pm. Furniture, dishes, wicker loveseat and more. 1148 77th St. Victoria off Kochia & Hwy 5

Wed. 8/17, 9am-8pm ~ Thurs. 8/18, 9am-6pm 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata 55391 952-473-8877 Net proceeds go to charities Refreshments avail. ~ Prices reduced Thursday No strollers, shopping carts or pets, please.

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Lunch & Bake Sale Sat. Aug. 13, 8am-4pm Cross of Peace Church

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Multi Family Sale Friday 8/19, Saturday 8/20. 84pm. Clothing, HH items, toys, books. 2483 Emerald Lane

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"Audio books on tape" 100 for $300. 952-4450213 17 inch, computer monitor. Dell brand, never used. $35. 952-4961525 2, matching, small, wood, coffee tables. $150. 952-941-1313 2, Wendy Brent bunny 22" porcelain. 1987 $150. cash 952-8824919 20", RCA TV w/remote control and wall mount. $25. 952-233-8046 3 piece bedroom: Headboard frame, dresser. Dresser w/mirror. $400. 952-220-5051 48 DVD's. Wide variety of movies. $50, all. 952-233-2131 52" Sony rear projection TV. Works great. $200. 952-236-7545 60" projection Mitsubishi TV. Perfect for college house. $200. 952-4036923 7' forest green leather couch. Perfect for college. $75. 952-4036923 Antique, vanity dresser. 7 drawers with mirror. $100. 952-447-0679 Barbie, pink, motorized 4 wheel Trail Blazer. $60. 952-447-5771 Basket Longaberger 1998. Glad tidings. Never used $20. 952942-9281 Basket, Longaberger 1997 Sleigh. Never used. $40. 952-9429281 Basketball hoop & backboard, adjustable, good condition, ball. $20. 952210-7572 Basketball hoop, adjustable height, in good shape. $50. pickup 612709-0537 Bathroom cherry vanity. 30x21 w/blue pearl granite top. $190. 952445-5656 Beautiful oak, antique, vintage, china cabinet. Excellent display. $300. 952-994-1097 Cigar humidor, holds 55. $20. 612-644-8377

Bethany popup camper. No leaks, new tires. Nice. $399. 952-6490888 Bicycle, Boys 20", single speed. Great condition. $60. 952-443-3226 Bicycles, boys red, girls blue. 26 inch wheels. $20. 952-445-5342 Bike, 20" girls, Diamondback $65 Excellent condition. 952-4265528 Bike, girl's 24" Schwinn helmet. $50. like new 952-443-0124 Bike, Mens 21 Speed Schwinn. hardly used $20. 952-221-4828 Bike, skate ramp. Includes 2 launch ramps. $35. 952-445-0294 Bike, women's 18" frame, 18 speed, tuned up. $175. 952-6075398

Couch & loveseat, reclining, some wear. $100. for both. 952-4450533 Couch/ loveseat, leather, cream, cushions worn, college decor, $25, 952-4849417 Diningroom table, 2 extra leaves, 7 chairs. $100. 952-758-2124 Dirt bike, Baja 70cc good condition, runs good. $349. 952-4409910 DR, table, 4 chairs, hutch, oak, excellent condition, $400, 952448-3221 Dresser, with mirror. 9drawer. $40. 952-4030771 Dryer, Kenmore, gas, $125/ BO. 952-9134057 Electric fireplace, $100. Lakeville 952-461-3287

Cabinets, medallion kitchen. 6 units, Lt wood. $200. 952-4432633 Cairne Terrier, Poo mix. Small male, 11 months. $100. 952-649-0888

Electronic Keyboard, Casio. 61 full size keys. $60. 952-403-0927

Chair, black sling w/ footstool. Great for dorm/apt. $35 952-4406221 Chairs, 2 resin patio with cushions. $20. 952 443-0124 Chairs, 2, upholstered, light mauve, excellent condition, $100/ pair, 952-934-5713 Computer desk/cabinet, cherry finish. Good condition. $200. call 952217-7770 Computer workstation. HP, Dell monitor. $75. 952-448-4037

End table. Glass top, antique. $45. 952-4962476 Entertainment Center, newer, medium color. $50. 952-442-5358

Converse, all-star women's, shoes. Size 8. $10. Very cute. 952201-9989 Corelle dishes, for 11, flowered. $40. or b/o 952-442-5109 Corner bookshelf. Great shape, light colored. Modern, $20. 952-2107690 Crib, good condition. Like new mattress. $50. Call: 952-361-5401

Elliptical machine. Brand new. $400. or b/o. Call 952-240-3426

EP letter jacket, new, never used. $115. Call 952-240-0372 Evenflo high-low-recline baby highchair with pad, straps. Nice, $15. 952882-4919 Fan, ceiling. Brasswood. 52", 3 speed,reversible. Works. $15. 952-443-2518 File cabinet, 2-drawer lateral, cherry wood finish. $50. call 952-2177770 Finch, adorable, cage, food, accessories. $40. 952-994-7899 Fine china, Noritake service for 8. Blythe pattern, $100. 612-3824680 Fisher Price,Infant-Toddler Bouncer, Rocker with calming vibration. $30. 952-226-2236

Foosball table, good condition. $50. Pickup. 612-709-0537 Free Floor Mix. 6-80lbs. bags, never opened. 952-210-7690 U haul Free kitten. 6 weeks old. Litter trained. 612-3103156 Free, 2 large freshwater iridescent, shark, catfish, aquarium pond. 952-447-4423 Free, female cat, fixed, declawed, trained, mellow, moving 8/29. 952448-6773 Freezer, upright, Kenmore. Great condition. $200. 952-288-7997 Frigidaire range. Bisque, works well. Just remodeled kitchen. $75. 651428-0220. German Shepard/Hound mix. 20 lbs, 10 months. $100. German shepherd puppy. Female, 8 weeks. Black, tan. $375. 952681-9100 Golf bag, with set of tour model irons. $30. 952942-9281 Halloween cat hairband, ears, tail, bow. $5. Age 3-5. 952-226-2236 Hilfiger comforter, 90X90. Good condition, red, white, blue. $20. 952-934-8892 Homecrest glasstop oval table, mocha, 4 chairs, umbrella, $50, 952-447-3027 Honda Accord blown motor. 95-97 V6 good parts/restore. $200 952292-7886 Hoover, vacuum cleaner. Used only 3 yrs. Blue. $50. 952-4484037 HP Photosmart 3-1 printer C4380, works great, $65, 952-2927886 Hutch, solid oak, excellent condition. $350. 952-440-5266 Hyperlite, wakeboard, like new. With carrying bag. $200. 952-4840009 Kitten 8 weeks. $5. 952492-2119

Ikea twin bed, mattress, nightstand. $200. 952465-2814 Inflatable, indoor/outdoor bouncer. 8x8 with pump. $25. call David 612-237-8839 Joiner, plainer, built to last. $60. 612-616-3658 Keen shoes. New, men's black, sz10. Brandon Clog. $30. 952-210-7690 Kitchen faucet, Moen with sprayer. Chrome, nice condition. $10. 612-327-1548 Kitten, female short hair. $10. Lakeville 952-4613287 Kittens, 1 male, 2 females, already spay neutered, current on shots, sweet and friendly. $100. 952-440-2102 Lifestyler 3000, Treadmill. Free. You haul. Call 952-913-3483 Little Tikes picnic table. Good condition. Used outdoors. $20. 612-2691630 Little Tikes play kitchen. Food, dishes. Best toy $100. 952-445-7472 Lodging, Las Vegas resort, 1BR. 9/9 -9/16. $150. 952-361-5401 Mac desktop computer with HP copier, $25/ all, 952-543-8163 Maple diningroom table, 6 chairs, 3 expandable leafs. $200. 952-4451792 Mary Kay 3 in 1 cleanser. $15. 952-8914694 Mattress twin w boxspring & frame. Good condition. $35. 952-440-6221 Mens black leather, motorcycle jacket, w/lining. Sz M. $50. 952-4035921 Movado Amorosa, ladies watch. 0604759. New, never worn. $300. 952-452-6229 Piano, brown woodgrain. Up right style. Good condition. $25. 952-440-6788 Playpen, colorful, 26X38 $10. 952-445-5342

Playset, solid, wooden slide, playhouse, sandbox, swings. $30. 952-445-7027 Popular Mechanics doit-yourself, encyclopedia. Complete set 23 books. $25. 952-4922493 Primed wood mantel. Never installed. Beautiful details. $125. 952210-7690 Queen bed. Box spring, frame included. $300. or b/o. 952-484-8215 Rattan, antique chair. Excellent condition, $35. or b/o. 952-496-1525 Recliners, Lazyboy, brown, good condition. $195. pair or b/o 952412-7570 Refrigerator, Kenmore, white. Great condition. $150 or b/o. 952-2887997 Refrigerator, small, ideal for a dorm room. Clean, $50. 612-840-1252

Table 42" dia white. 2 chairs leaf. Savage $150. 952-496-2476

Vito Clarinet, model 7214WC. 2 years old. $400. 952-250-3431

Table, pub height, solid oak. Good condition, $40. 952-440-5266

Weight bench. Werner, 3 dumbells and weights $80. 952-447-4423

Tires, 2 new Dunlap signature 215/656R16. Never used. $179. 651775-3844 Total Bodyworks, 5000 Like the total gym. $50. Cash 952-233-8046

Weslo Cardioglide, Ideal stress free exercising, perfect condition. $50. 952-445-6317

TV w/remote. Toshiba, 32", great condition. Will deliver, $35. 952-4961434 Twin captains bed. Bookcase, headboard, 3 drawers. $139. 952-8903470 Used, American Girl doll. Nellie O' Malley. G/condition. $75. 952492-2889 Used, retro lamp. FloorCeiling. Great shape. $65 o/bo. cash. 952492-2889

Wilderness cabin, wooden logs. 93 pcs. $38. Call: 952-361-5401

White daybed with mattress. Beautiful condition. $95. 612-644-5314

Windows, 2 Pella designer awning, 47"W, 17"H, white. $100. 952443-2633 Wood, glider, rocker. Paisley print pillows, good condition. $25. 952-882-4919 Wooden horse, on wheels. Purchased at Bachmans. $100. 612382-4680

Rug, 5X7.5, green, gray border, great for dorm. $25. 952-934-8892 September Outing. Persis Clayton Weirs, framed 36"x28", 253/1200 $150. 952236-7545 Sewing machine cabinet. Great condition. Free 952-226-1012 Shermag, glider rocker chair. Very good condition. Tan. $100. 612269-1630 Sm. 2 pcs. Curio cabinet. 3 shelves. $195. 952-941-1313 Small refrigerator. Like new, works perfectly, cash pickup. $20. 952882-4919 Sofa, 70” Ethan Allen, multi-colored floral, excellent condition, $100. 952-934-5713 Stevie Nicks, Mystic Lake 8-24-11, SecH Row24, 2tickets $ 952-873-4548 Storage shed. Unfinished, 8x12. $150. Prior Lake 612-490-8700

ThriftMart Discovery Small refrigerator. Like new, works perfectly, cash, pickup. $20. 952-882-4919

Swingset, wooden with slide and 3 swings. FREE 952-445-7472

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