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AMERICAN County Road 21: Council says ‘no’ to realignment Median at Main Avenue preferred BY LORI CARLSON

To the relief of the nearly 90 residents and business owners who showed up at City Hall for a special Friday night meeting on Oct. 7, Prior Lake City Council members unanimously rejected the long-discussed and controversial proposal to realign County Road 21 through downtown. Instead, four of the five members voted in favor of the “baseline” option, which would place a median at 21 and Main Avenue, effectively dividing the two halves of downtown. Councilman Richard Keeney opposed

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the realignment option but said he couldn’t immediately push for the baseline option, either. Business owners have said they’re concerned the median would reduce access to their stores. But the waves of relief still spread to those business representatives Friday, including Ace Hardware store owner Bernie Carlson. “I am concerned the median will split downtown and end up costing us some business,” Carlson said. “But I was encouraged to hear council members say they’re interested in maintaining a vibrant downtown.”

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Pat Heaney (far right) talks to a TV news cameraman about the efforts of Pleasant Street homeowners to save their neighborhood from the proposed County Road 21 realignment project. The City Council voted against the realignment on Oct. 7, instead opting for the eventual placement of a median at CR21 and Main Avenue.

Here’s what Prior Lake City Council members said about the vote:

Vanessa Soukup: “One reason this came to fruition was the city was looking for ways to help our city prosper. Both options have pros and cons … I cannot sleep at night thinking I would put people out of their homes and businesses. I am proud of this community and believe we have a strong sense of community.”

Ken Hedberg: “Every time we got more information, we had more questions. The answers changed my views. I want to keep the small-town feel. We’ve yearned for a thriving, vital downtown to maintain a small-town feel as we become a pretty good-sized suburban city. That’s the problem we’ve been trying to address.”

Mike Myser: “There were benefits, but they weren’t strong enough for us to spend that kind of money. During the process, the facts were changing, and they were changing my views.”

Richard Keeney: “The dollars and the impact on the residential neighborhood is just too big – I can’t support the realignment option.”

Warren Erickson: “The council has listened. We looked at all the options very closely. I do hope this is not the end, but the beginning. We will look at how we do improvements along the way.”

Student enrollment grows Tribe seeking BY MERYN FLUKER

After predictions of slowed growth and eventual declines, the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District has escaped its own self-fulfilled prophecy, at least for now. According to a report released on Monday, the district has 7,180 students – a nearly 2-percent increase from this time last year, when the district’s enrollment totaled 7,042. That 138-student uptick is a more than 650-percent leap from the mere 21 net students District 719 added by this point on the 2010-11 calendar. The development is a departure not only from the “virtually flat” enrollment witnessed in 2010-11 but also the district’s own predictions of slowed growth. While increased enrollment tends to be good news for school districts – additional students mean additional state funding – District 719 is experiencing some “stress points” in its secondary classrooms, according to Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Jeff Holmberg. Students in grades six through 12 continue to be District 719’s larg-

est learning population, with 4,109 middle- and high-school learners this year, an increase of 173 pupils over last year’s 3,936. Hidden Oaks Middle School continues to be the largest of the district’s sixth-through-eighthgrade buildings, with 940 students to Twin Oaks Middle School’s 797 students. Twin Oaks takes the gold when it comes to growth, however, with a net gain of 62 students – almost three times as many as Hidden Oaks’ 26 additional faces. Prior Lake High School’s enrollment jumped 61 students, to 2,298 from last year’s 2,237, despite closing open enrollment once again. Bridges Area Learning Center, now in its third year of operation, has 74 students enrolled – six shy of its 80-pupil capacity and 30 more than the school counted at this time last year. Average class sizes for core courses – math, science, social studies and English – range from 26 to 36 in the middle schools and 25 to 40 for the high school. Those problem areas arose in part due to the district’s shift this year to a six-period secondary school day.

more trust land BIA not forthcoming with details, Shakopee city leaders say BY SHANNON FIECKE

District 719 October enrollment Year 2007-08

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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is asking the federal government to place additional tribal-owned lands into trust, but the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) hasn’t shared the application with the city of Shakopee. The mayor of Shakopee, John Schmitt, said he received notice of the trust application from the BIA on Sept. 7, but the mailing included undated letters and an inoperable DVD. It did not include the actual application, and the BIA has yet to provide a copy after the city fi led a Freedom of Information Act request. The property sought for trust status is 122 acres along Eagle Creek


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Husband and wife hurt in motorcycle crash are longtime city employees Family and friends have established a benefit fund for Joe and Carrie Wiita, longtime city of Prior Lake employees who were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Sept. 24. Jo e, 3 6 , a nd C a r r ie, 3 4 , were thrown from their motorcycle when it hit the edge of the road and lost control on Highway 35 near Bay City, Wis. The New Prague couple was taken by ambulance to t he Red Wi ng ai r por t a nd

then airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. As family members care for the couple’s three young daughters, Joe and Carrie continue to recover at Regions. Donations can be mailed to Wells Fargo, 16817 Duluth Ave., Prior Lake, MN, 55372, or made in person at any Wells Fargo bank under the account “Joe and Carrie Wiita family benefit.” Lori Carlson

Burglar sentenced in home invasion One of two burglars involved in a burglary-turned-manhunt this summer on the border of Prior Lake and Shakopee has been sentenced to serve 6 0 months in prison. Thirty-six-year-old William Thomas Benjamin II of Minneapolis will serve 40 months behind bars and 20 months on supervised release for the June 29 home invasion that led to a five-hour manhunt near Marschall Road in Spring Lake Township. Both Benjamin – who tried to hide in a tree – and 29-year-old Jason Bradley Phyle – who fled through a swampy area – were located and charged with fi rstdegree burglary, which carries a mandatory minimum of six months in jail. Phyle is scheduled to next appear in court on Oct. 27. The two men are accused of invading an occupied home on the 16800 block of Marschall Road (County Road 17) at 7:30

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Debbie, Liam (age 4) and Reanna Thompson attend the annual Prior Lake Fire Department Open House on Oct. 8. They were among about 250 people who showed up for fire truck rides, opportunities to spray a fire hose and a visit to a smoke house. Fire Chief Doug Hartman said the event is a good way to kick off fire prevention week (Oct. 9-15) and develop a good bond with the community.

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All aboard: Everyone needs to support transit BY STEVE ELKINS

I want to echo the sentiments about the critical role of transit that were reflected in a guest commentary by Prior Lake Assistant City Manager Jane Kansier in the Sept. 17 issue. Transit gets people to and from their jobs and other important destinations, getting cars off the roads and serving the needs of people who don’t have other transportation choices. Transit is also an important economic development tool. Kansier is right to point out the good work of suburban transit providers. Suburban service is coordinated with and supplements the work of Metro Transit and other public and private providers to provide a seamless and integrated transit system in the Twin Cities metro area, something we often take for granted. Other regions aren’t always so fortunate, enduring different fare systems and structures as well as cumbersome transfer and operational practices that complicate a customer’s experience. The Metropolitan Council, suburban transit providers and the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) are united in their commitment to transit and adequate transit funding. The business community understands this. They know the region cannot hope to be competitive without a robust transportation system that includes transit, helping to get people to work and mitigate congestion. They, too, recognize the region cannot be competitive if it fails to invest in the economic development opportunities that transit presents. Transit ridership is at its highest level in 30 years and continues to grow. According to the American Automobile Association, the average cost of owning and operating an automobile is more than $8,500 in 2011. For the average family, transportation is the second-highest household expense behind housing. According to the most recent Urban Mobility Report, the average Twin Cities commuter wastes 43 hours and 37 gallons of fuel in traffic congestion a year – significantly higher than the national average. Despite this, the state Legislature cut state support for the region’s transit system by $52 million over the next two years. It was

unrealistic and unfair to expect that all of this shortfall would be absorbed by the customers of a single transit provider (Metro Transit). Tapping into the reserves of all of the region’s transit providers became a necessary part of an overall solution for closing the resulting funding gap. Under the financial plan devised by the Metropolitan Council, we have no immediate need for an acrossthe-board fare increase and will reduce service, as we routinely do, only among those routes that we would modify regardless, due to low ridership or demand. What’s more, every transit provider will end the two-year budget period with adequate reserves in the bank. The Metropolitan Council recognizes and values the contribution that the suburban transit providers make toward meeting the council’s goal of ensuring transit is a cost-effective travel option for all of the region’s commuters. We feel good about the fact that we were able to devise a funding plan that will enable all of the region’s providers to continue to provide quality transit service to their customers. The Metropolitan Council views all of the region’s transit providers, both urban and suburban, as key members of an integrated regional transit system. As members of this system, all of the region’s providers share core infrastructure, including dedicated bus lanes, the “MARQ2” bus corridor in downtown Minneapolis, fare collection technology such as the “Go To Card,” and customer resources that are all funded out of a common pool of shared revenues. Our message to our suburban transit partners is this: Please join us in asking the state Legislature to provide adequate transit funding that allows us to maintain and expand the service provided by all of the region’s transit providers. Transit is critical to the region’s economic vitality. As Ms. Kansier concludes, the “challenge is to have all segments of the population embrace its benefits.” We at the Metropolitan Council agree. We all need to be on board. Steve Elkins is a member of the Metropolitan Council and chairman of the council’s Transportation Committee.

Falling to pieces in the waiting room I’m a very reliable person. So it was no surprise to me when I was asked to be the responsible adult to drive and look after a surgery outpatient that I so happened to marry many years ago. What was a surprise to me was how hard it was to pass the time while waiting for the surgery to be done. I was actually excited to spend some time in the waiting room. It was the perfect excuse to turn on my “out of office” auto-reply and dig into a real page-turner. So there I was, getting into some real good character development, when I had to take my first break to figure out why on Earth the older gentleman sitting next to me insisted on clearing his throat every 20 seconds. It was a classic case of “dad-noises.” Every dad has some specific sound he makes for the sole purpose of annoying his children. Some go with the extra loud yawn; others try to suck food out of their teeth. This guy was a throat clearer, and it totally consumed me. Questions raced through my head. Is it helping anything? Is that why he’s getting surgery? Does his wife not notice? Can he market himself to fraternities as the world’s most annoying drinking game? Now my auditory senses were on high, and I started noticing all the sounds around



me – specifically the music that I confirmed was piped throughout the whole surgery center. The first song was the 1968 gem “Stand By Your Man,” followed up by Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces.” So in the middle of all this high-tech gadgetry was music you’d expect to hear when you open the door to a townie bar with a dirt floor and everyone turns their heads at you when you walk in. Then my head had more questions: Who chose this music? Is it the surgeon’s choice? Is my dad operating on my wife? Has my wife ever noticed my dad is a food-intooth sucker? I had to get out of the waiting room and explore the hospital, stat. I made my way to the pharmacy and was waiting for a prescription to be filled when off in the distance

I spied a gift shop that would certainly serve as a fine time-killer. I have (yet another) quirk – I have to buy souvenir T-shirts whenever they’re offered, and it has grown in to a full-blown addiction. I have to go out of my way in any city I’m in to find a shirt to prove I’ve been in Faribault. So I hurried myself to the gift shop and was looking around for the T-shirt section when I realized I was an idiot standing in the middle of a medical supply store trying to act naturally. The nice employee, knowing that people only go into medical supply stores for very specific reasons, asked if she could help me find anything. To which I promptly responded, “No thanks, I’m just browsing.” I might as well have just said, “No, just wanted to check out the latest and greatest in the bedside drainage industry.” Or, “No, I just always like to take a peek at leg-bag systems whenever afforded the opportunity.” I hung around for a few minutes to make it appear that I didn’t actually expect to find a souvenir T-shirt at a medical building and then bolted back to the waiting room to serve my penance for my dunderheadedness. Mark Gores is a realtor living in Prior Lake with his wife, Emily, and their young daughter. He can be reached at


Pride in Pleasant Street neighbors I would like to thank all of our neighbors and supporters who united and worked so hard in getting our voice heard on the very controversial plan that would have destroyed our neighborhood. My wife and I have lived on Pleasant Street for over 35 years and raised our three sons here. Pleasant Street is more than an address; it is a neighborhood with a great history and wonderful people. I was shocked to hear our mayor’s oratory at the start of the meeting on Oct. 7. He felt he had the right to lecture us about our conduct during the past months of this ongoing debate. We were utilizing our Constitutional rights as citizens to bring our concerns and issues to the forefront. This whole plan was wrong from the start. It brought a great deal of worry and frustration to the neighborhoods. There was a distinct effort to keep this issue low-key and to get it through without the neighborhoods being involved. The process lacked full transparency. I was at the meeting when we were asked for our input about the road. Several of us offered our ideas, but

not one of us was asked to explain or for that matter told why the ideas wouldn’t work. These are the types of behaviors from city leaders that cause people to have distrust in city government. There is a line from one of my favorite movies, “The American President,” that states: “It is not only our right to question our leaders; it is our duty as Americans.” This is what has made our country great. As we go forward as a community, we need to address many issues regarding our downtown area. But we need to involve everyone, not just the chosen few, especially when it impacts whole neighborhoods. Keep asking questions. Stay involved.

Ron Wolfram Prior Lake

The people can make a difference For the last couple of months, I have been working to save my home from being demolished by the proposed realignment of County Road 21. I am so thankful for my neighbors who joined together to make our voice heard. I’m thankful for the community who supported us. I’m thankful for the City Council who listened to us and asked more questions of


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the consultants and city staff. I am thankful for the City Council that voted on the baseline option instead of the bypass and in turn saved an historic neighborhood and my home from demolition. Within the last few months, I’ve spent hours poring over the information presented by the consultants, reading the information posted on the city website, and talking with my neighbors and other members of the community to make sure I was gathering all of the correct information regarding this proposal. During the Oct. 7 meeting, the mayor mentioned that some people had misused some of the data. I got my numbers from a PowerPoint presentation done by Maxfield Research on Feb. 17 and from a letter from Maxfield Research to Ms. Danette Parr dated May 10. Both of these documents were provided as handouts during the public information meetings. If throughout the course of deliberation, the city was presented with new or different information, that would’ve have been a perfect time for city staff to inform the community of the changes in the proposal so we could all be on the same page. Thank you for making your decision based on the most current data. It was a lot of work and emotions were definitely high, but I believe this process leaves our community

stronger. The council showed us that they are willing to listen and ask questions to make sure they have all of the information. And this process showed that the voice of the people can make a difference. I look forward to working together with my neighbors, the community and the City Council to continue to make our town someplace we can all be proud to live. Go Lakers!

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Waiting to be ‘herd’ There it was, a news photo of the young man, homespun placard in hand, broadcast nationally, from New York. There it was, in black and white, for the world to see, “The revolution will be herd.” Of course, one had to crane their neck to the right and down, as “herd” was tilted down the placard’s edge, a bit of a space issue. I thought about how his parents would be so proud to see that photo, how well he had spaced his printing so that the message was clear, so proud that he had done so well with spelling in the fourth grade. He would persevere, though. In his

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heart of hearts, he knew, he realized that people working in the businesses he was denigrating would read his sign and realize the immorality of working, especially if they were one of the low-life bankers, or worse, worked in the stock exchanges – oh the shame! He knew those people would stop working, right now, they’d stop buying or selling goods everyone needs and uses, they’d stop processing loans for homes or cars. Damn, if they wouldn’t bring commerce to a complete stop, quit their evil ways and take to the streets with him. Take to the streets with the young social warrior, he who had the education, the experience, the knowledge to right the wrongs wrought upon the vast populace. “Look how well he had made that sign! Look at this message! We will be herd!” cried the people who had quit their jobs to join the young man in his quest. Kind of makes one wonder though, if when this young man is processing your car loan, or your prescription, if one will have to crane one’s neck to read the sentences running vertically down the edge of a page? Makes a person feel good about the people out to change our nation, these social warriors just waiting to be herd.

Gregg Voight Prior Lake

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Eagle Ridge Junior High School is an inferno. Throughout the halls are signs with the word “fire” decorated with flames. But this fire isn’t a blaze, it’s an acronym: “focus, integrity, responsibility and excellence.” Eagle Ridge, in Savage, is just one of the area schools implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), an educational framework used to encourage, recognize and reward good behavior. “What we’re trying to do is change behavior so kids can learn more,” said Eagle Ridge Principal Donald Leake. “If PBIS can keep our students in class, then we’ve succeeded on that front,” added science teacher Kerry Hoeschen, who is on the school’s PBIS team. PBIS works through a system of modeling, setting expectations and then rewarding students for exhibiting expected behavior. “Having that consistency is always good for kids,” Leake said. “You don’t have to teach them new expectations.” When staff members see students exhibiting good behavior, they can reward the students with little slips of paper praise. Students can then redeem the tickets at the school’s FIRE Store. Gifts include having a teacher bring a student a Starbucks drink or make a student homemade brownies, or even an autographed photo of Hoeschen. “We try to reach a wide range of students with that,” Hoeschen said of the store. “Some of the kids are just beaming when I open the display case … we have 800 or so kids, and we want to reward them.”

DISTRICT 719 Many schools in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District also have embraced PBIS. Redtail Ridge, Grainwood, Glendale and WestWood elementary schools all use the PBIS framework, as do Twin Oaks and Hidden Oaks Middle Schools. Each

school has its own methods of implementation, but they tend to involve acronyms – leading to an alphabet soup of behavior reminders. At Glendale and Grainwood, it’s all about caring. Or rather, CARES – cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control. “Our objective has been to speak a common language and have common expectations,” said Grainwood Principal Patrick Glynn, “common practices to identify and reward positive behavior.” The acronym is prominent throughout the school: a set of matching CARES banners greet guests in the gym and the cafeteria. It’s also embedded in the school’s logo and posters that cover many of the building’s walls. “It should be hard to miss,” Glynn said. “You need to be able to have reference points.” Grainwood, like Eagle Ridge, took things to new level by making T-shirts featuring the PBIS acronym. This will be the second year Grainwood does the shirts, which are available to each student for $5 – financial help is available for families who can’t afford them. One day, the staff and students wear the shirts and a photo is taken of everyone. The photo hangs in the Grainwood lobby. All of this not only boosts school spirit, but reinforces PBIS schoolwide, which is a paramount component of the framework. “It’s bringing that cohesiveness to the school,” Glynn said. For Twin Oaks students, PBIS is all about being LAKERS – learners, accountable, kind, effort, respect and safe. “I think it’s gone very well,” said Principal Dan Edwards. “I think it has helped give us some common language as a staff for our expectations of behavior.” Grainwood, Twin Oaks and Hidden Oaks, just like Eagle Ridge, use a system of handing out tickets to students in recognition of positive behavior. The 719 schools don’t have a store, though. They prefer to use a system of weekly drawings in which winners receive

donated prizes, like toys and candy. Twin Oaks also uses behavior modeling, but with a twist: math teacher Amber Siegfried, a member of the school’s PBIS committee, has enlisted her students to help her make a series of funny videos with rocking soundtracks, all designed to entertain while showing students what LAKERS behavior looks like within the walls of Twin Oaks. “As a committee, we thought it would be a good idea to visually show them what they need to do,” she said. Siegfried also uses the LAKERS acronym in her speech, referencing it during her classes – about five times a day, she estimated – and reinforcing the messages and values. “It’s such an easy thing to show the kids and hopefully have an impact on them,” she said. Across Fish Point Road, at Hidden Oaks, students are encouraged to have PRIDE – positive attitude, respect and responsibility, integrity, diversity and excellence. Assistant Principal Julie Siegle has taken the lead with the school’s four-year-old PBIS initiative, which operates very similarly to Twin Oaks’ LAKERS program, down to the tickets and prize drawings. But this semester, the school has phased out its Stop and Think tickets, which were given as alerts to students who were not exhibiting good behavior. In addition, the school’s PBIS committee is revising the program and its focus. “We’re kind of stepping back and evaluating,” Siegle said. “This year, we’re really working on the bullying part. We’re working with students on how to educate them and how to handle bullying situations.”

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Hoeschen said, referencing improved personal responsibility in the cafeteria. “And they’re sweeping floors,” Leake continued. “We’ve set the expectation and they’re meeting it. It’s amazing to me, walking through the halls this year compared to last year. There’s considerably less trash.” In addition, Hoeschen and Leake praised how PBIS framework allows students to remain in class and engaged as opposed to traditional methods to deal with behavior, such as suspension and detention. “This can give us more time to teach in class,” Leake said. “If we can get rid of more distractions and nuisances, then we can have more time to teach.” While the first year of PBIS implementation focuses on the 80 percent of students who adopt and adapt, there is still a “solid 20 percent,” according to Leake, who haven’t yet been reached by the initiative. He and Hoeschen said they will build on the strides they’ve made with the 80 percent, but how remains to be seen. In the meantime, they are both committed to continuing PBIS in the future, because – in Hoeschen’s words – “it’s needed. “On a day-to-day basis, it’s hard to reward them for doing the right thing when you ask them to,” he said. “It’s a thank you, is what it is.”




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Tribe’s wind turbine to undergo maintenance The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s wind turbine will undergo major maintenance in the next few months. Until that time, it will remain offline until a warranty repair is complete to install a new generator. The $1.8 million wind turbine, which has a life expectancy of 30 years, was assembled on the reservation in October 2009. The 8-metric-ton generator inside the nacelle (gearbox shell) will be replaced. At a height of 262.4 feet, repair of the nacelle will require the use of a large crane. The repair itself will take about three days to complete, according to a tribal press release. One day will be required to move equipment and crews into place and remove the generator; another day will be used to install the new generator; and on a third

day, the wiring will be reconnected and the system tested. The generator will be shipped from China. Stan Ellison, Director of the SMSC Land and Natural Resources Department explained, “Modern wind turbines are complex machines with thousands of moving parts ‌ they are not ‘start and forget’ machines but require regular maintenance and supervision. Wind turbines can be quite high-maintenance. This particular issue is a not an unheard-of problem.â€? The turbine generates about 1.8 million kilowatt hours per year, enough for all residences on the reservation. Energy created by the turbine is metered as it enters the nearby Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative substation, which provides electricity to the SMSC and the surrounding area.

Rain to come, but no ‘S’ word – yet Last week was very warm, with some summerlike readings. We broke the record for highlow temperatures on both Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, with readJonathan ings more typCohen ical of July. Every day saw temperatures more than 10 degrees above average, and for the week they were almost 18 degrees above average. The main feature of the week was the strong thunderstorm on Oct. 12, which delivered the first decent rainfall since the beginning of August and the heaviest one since mid-July.

Thunderstorms are uncommon in October, and to have a strong one with hail in some locations is most unusual. The outlook is for dramatically cooler weather the next week, with temperatures much closer to average. That average drops sharply in the next week, going from 50 degrees on Oct. 15 to 44 degrees on Oct. 22. We could finally see the first freeze Date Precip. Oct. 6 0 Oct. 7 0 Oct. 8 0 Oct. 9 0 Oct. 10 .05 Oct. 11 Trace Oct. 12 .65 * = record-high low

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LIVESREMEMBERED Michael Clarence Hennen

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On June 8, 1954 in New Prague, MN, Clarence Frank and Suverna M. (Klehr) Hennen announced the birth of their son, Michael Clarence. Growing up on his grandparents and parents farm, he established his farming roots early in life, along with his 12 brothers and sisters. At the age of 17, Mike worked part-time at Knox Lumber and custom combining for neighbors. He graduated early from Prior Lake High School in 1972. Enjoying the farming life, Mike bought some cows and started farming. He later pulled his brother, Paul, into the operation as they worked side by side, tending to the animals and working the fields. Expanding his horizons, Mike started working construction and later owned and operated Hennen Dirt Works. In July of 1990, Mike’s world changed. Through some great friends, he met Crystal Freese. Their first date was to the Taste of Minnesota and they were engaged in October. On April 29, 1991, a day which contained all of Minnesota’s elements, Mike and Crystal were married on the farm. Their journey took them living and working side by side on the farm. In 1997, Mike had a vision and special knack of buying and rebuilding a run-down cabin on Spring Lake. This home was his pride and joy. This was a house that Mike built in hopes of passing it down to his children. His family was the utmost importance to him, especially his nieces, nephews and beloved grandson, Derek In his spare time, Mike enjoyed watching and attending sports. The Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves and Vikings were his favorites. Mike’s eyes would light up as he would be cheering his son, Bart on the side lines. Enjoying family and friends, he loved stopping at the local establishments and catching up. Every Sunday Mike had a routine of washing his vehicle and stopping by Marystown Bar to play cards. A man of a wonderful sense of humor, Mike was a caring, loving and protecting, husband, father, papa and brother, who always was a motivator and teacher to everyone he met. A resident of Prior Lake and at the age of 57, Mike passed away unexpectedly the late evening of Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at his home. Forever loved, Mike will be deeply missed by his wife, Crystal; children, Shawna Freese of Shakopee, Barton (Huldah Omesa) Hiltsley of Prior Lake; grandson, Derek Mink; siblings, Carol (Tom) Muelken of Shakopee, Rose (Paul) Krueger of Prior Lake, Alice (Bob) Busacker of Jordan, Dolores (Harlan) Poppler of East Union, Betty (Jerry) Meuffels of Bongards, Paul (Nellie) Hennen of Cologne, Theresa (Al) Hanson of Jordan, Daniel Hennen of Jordan, Al (Laura) Hennen of Belle Plaine, Ann (Pat) Schuneman of Arlington, Mary Hennen of Prior Lake; godchildren, Lisa Muelken-Breeggemann, Anthony Hennen and Isabella Hennen; lots of nieces and nephews; relatives and friends. Mike is preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Suverna and sister, Barbara Hennen. The visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3-8 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home Prior Lake and one hour prior to the Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 Church of St. John Assumption, Belle Plaine. Father Samuel Perez was the officiant. Mike’s urn bearers were his family. The Hennen family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel

On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1929 in Cleveland, OH, Doris Maxine was born to parents Norman and May (Ecklund) Dunkle. Moving to Minneapolis at a young age, she grew up with her four brothers and two sisters, creating many fond memories along the way. Doris graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis. On April 6 at the Richfield United Methodist Church in South Minneapolis, Doris married a young man named Stanley Brown. They were blessed with three children, Marlene, Susan and Michael. Family was always most important to Doris. She was able to stay home to raise her children until Michael was older. Entering the work force, Doris worked as a cashier for Jim Brady Drug Store in Savage. Expanded her horizons, she then worked for many, many years as a cook for the Burnsville School District, until she retired in the late 90’s. As a couple, Doris and Stanley loved deer hunting, casting a rod into the lake and riding the snowmobiles during the winter. As a family, they especially treasured their summers visiting Doris’ sister’s cabin in Randall, MN. In December of 1979, her world changed with sudden passing of her husband. In her spare time, Doris loved working with the flowers, enjoyed the companionship of her dog, Buster and spending time with her family. A dedicated woman of faith, Doris also loved having coffee with friends and co-workers. At the age of 82 and a resident of Savage, Doris passed away peacefully with her daughter at the side the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at The Lodge on Natchez in Elko. Forever loved, Doris will be deeply missed by children, Marlene (Robert) Clark of Naperville, IL, Susan (Richard) Hennes of Webster, Michael (Jennifer) Brown of Savage; grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson, Justin Clark, Robert Hennes, Danelle Borgmeyer, Keelee Hennes, Brittany Hennes, Nicole Brown and Marissa Brown; great-grandchildren, Carter and Devyn Thompson, Liam and Morgan Clark, Sam and Lilly Hennes and Mason Westphal; brother, Ralph (Sandy) Dunkle of Apple Valley: sister, Jean (Ron) Rasmussen of Bloomington; sisters-in-law, Marge Dunkle and Tommie Dunkle; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doris is preceded in death by husband, Stanley; parents, Norman and May; siblings, Bud Dunkle, Bob Dunkle, Lloyd Dunkle; sister, Joan (Art) Senart. The visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake and one hour prior to the service at church. The Celebration of Life Service was Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Glendale United Methodist Church, Savage. Pastor David Taylor officiated. Doris will be laid to rest next to her husband, Stanley at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The Brown family is served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel

Eric Larson, 39, of Webster, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in New Market Township, MN. Eric was born in New Prague June 20, 1972 to Lloyd and Lorraine (Kuzel) Larson. He married Christy Ann Peppel Aug. 29, 1998 in Eagan, MN. Eric was coowner of All Craftsmen Exteriors. Eric was a devoted husband, caring father, little brother and was a successful business owner. A 1990 graduate of Burnsville High School, he was an avid hunter and camper. Eric had many friends and will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by wife of 13 years, Christy; daughter, Alicia (12); son, Alex (9); mother, Lorraine Larson Busse and stepfather, Paul Busse; big brothers, Jeff and Doug; loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Larson. Visitation was Monday, Oct. 10 from 5-8 p.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prior Lake. Officiating at funeral service was the Rev. John Vaughn. Pallbearers included Doug and Jeff Larson, Jeff Granowski, Chris Erickson, Jason Bentson and Kevin Hover. Interment at Valley Cemetery, Shakopee Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755.

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Roger Richard Frey Roger Richard Frey, 55, of Jordan, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in Burnsville, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Oct.12, at 11 a.m. Visitation at 10 a.m., all at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska. Father Al Backmann was the celebrant. Casket Bearers were Jeff Frey, Allen Frey, Matt Frey, Adam Frey, Sam Reynolds and Jonathon Nash. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Roger was born Oct. 25, 1955 in Shakopee, to Raymond and Veronica (Treml) Frey. He was one of six children. Roger won numerous special Olympic medals and in 1975 he was a gold medallist at the International Special Olympics in Michigan. Roger loved working through various MRCI work programs; he enjoyed bowling, all wildlife and loved his pet dogs. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Special Olympics or Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond and Veronica. Survivors include his brothers, Joseph (Jeanne) of Jordan, Gary (Mary) of Jordan, sisters, Janice (Gary) Solie of Spring Grove, Jonita (James) Reynolds of Chaska, Marianne (Stephen) Nash of Ramsey, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.

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In rejecting the realignment, council members cited new information they received about increased crashes and major environmental hurdles at a recent workshop as key reasons they couldn’t vote in favor of the $23 million realignment. They also agreed the project would be too disruptive to homes and businesses along the realignment’s path. The reroute would have taken as many as 34 homes and one business downtown, mostly along Pleasant Avenue. “I’m proud of my neighbors for working together,” said Andrea Mullenmeister, a Pleasant Avenue homeowner who organized a group opposing the 21 plan. “I’d like to think that we made a difference by showing up and pulling together.” About 40 residents gathered outside City Hall an hour before the council’s vote, waving signs that read “No 21 bypass” and “Listen to us.” Kids played a kick drum as residents chanted, “Save our neighborhood” while council members arrived individually. Mayor Mike Myser said he saw a lot of respectful opposition during the year-long process, but he also chastised some for their “nasty” and “disheartening” attacks on council members. He did concede that the council “probably failed to express a vision for what we have downtown” and should have done a better job of informing homeowners about the process. The council also said it didn’t see enough benefit in terms of taxes generated from potential economic development to support the plan. At a workshop in September, traffic engineers told the council the realignment would increase the corridor’s crash risk – from 9.4 crashes per year currently, to 12.6 crashes per year – because of its curved design. Environmental impacts also played a major role in the council’s decision. Because of the wetlands in the project area, the plan would have had to undergo an environmental review to include the city arguing for the project’s purpose and an examination of ways to avoid or mitigate environmental impacts. The review also would include consideration of historic preservation. Homeowners on Pleasant

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“I’m glad the residents had a chance to weigh in and give their opinions, and that the council was listening. The county was never pushing for the realignment, because we knew cost and wetland and safety factors were there.” Barbara Marschall Scott County Commissioner Street – and the Scott County Historical Society –argued that there is historical significance to their neighborhood. The possible tax impacts of the two options also varied widely. Consultants estimated the annual tax increase on a $300,000 home would have been $50 to $90 in the peak years of debt repayment for the realignment project. In comparison, the baseline option would result in an increase of no more than about $15 per year. City and county leaders have cited studies that show a projected traffic increase from the current 10,300 cars per day through downtown Prior Lake to 27,000 within the next 20 to 30 years. The projections are based on the Metropolitan Council’s regional-demand forecast for 2030. Engineers estimate that by 2017, the Main Avenue and 21 intersection will “fail” to withstand traffic demands. County Commissioner Barbara Marschall said she believes the council made the right decision. “I’m glad the residents had a chance to weigh in and give their opinions, and that the council was listening,” said Marschall, who represents Prior Lake on the County Board. “The county was never pushing for the realignment, because we knew cost and wetland and safety factors were there.” Marschall said the final decision could boil down to acceptance of – and solutions to – the challenges presented by downtown Prior Lake. “Yes, a county road moves traffic, but when I’m on a highway approaching a smaller or more-populated area, the expectation is that we slow down,” Marschall said. “We may have to accept the fact that there are challenges with the downtown area – it’s a road in a business area, and it’s well-traveled.” Marschall added that the

county’s financial commitment to the 21 project through downtown Prior Lake has always been the same, whether the City Council had approved the realignment option or the median.

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WHAT’S NEXT Scott County Public Works Director Lezlie Vermillion said that most likely, driver tolerance will affect the timing of the Main/21 median construction. “We’re already hearing about backups at peak hours,” Vermilion said. “At some point, that intersection is going to back up for longer periods of the day. At that point, you’re better off with good flowing traffic with a good grid system than having people sit there frustrated and avoiding the area.” B o t h Ve r m i l l i o n a n d Marschall said the county and city will now determine the best options for full access to downtown Prior Lake. The City Council already has planned to construct a signal at 21 and Arcadia Avenue, but discussions continue about whether Arcadia – or another nearby cross street, such as Duluth Avenue – would better serve downtown businesses. Still, Vermillion believes that with a median at 21 and Main, traffic will still have “fairly good access” to nearby businesses. “Most of those businesses are a destination-type thing; people have a reason to go there,” she said. “The key to most systems is having some type of a grid system in place so people can go up, turn around and get to their destination.” Some have suggested a signal at 21 and Main, but Vermillion explained that the intersection is just too close to the 21/Highway 13 crossing. “It’s not as easy as people think to time these signals,” she said.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;W hen we i mplemente d the six-period day schedule, we knew there would be some growing pains and so this is something that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be looking at this year, of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be doing to address some of those class sizes as well as the registration process so we can balance out some of those unequal class sizes and provide more choice for students,â&#x20AC;? Holmberg said. Superintendent Sue Ann Gruver will work with Holmberg and secondary-level administrators to devise solutions to address these inflated classes and bring the recommendations to the board in preparation for the second semester, which will begin on Monday, Jan. 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be using the contingency that I have left over in the superintendent contingency we discussed this August when we allotted those teachers to elementary level, knowing there might be some minor adjustments that are needed at the secondary level,â&#x20AC;? Gruver said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The [additions will] be slight, most probably a .1 a .2, somewhere in that, if we added one more class to a school.â&#x20AC;? Holmberg attributed the middle schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;stress areasâ&#x20AC;? to quarter-semester course options, which â&#x20AC;&#x153;led to some of the diffi culties in getting balanced class sizes for every class.â&#x20AC;? As for the high school, Lund said that sections of Advanced Placement, accelerated and honors courses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which can have higher num-

have heroin, Muelken said. Lund declined to talk about potential consequences for the student violators, citing privacy concerns. However, the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student handbook indicates students who violate the policy will be suspended from school and all district activities after a first offense. After returning to school, the student is required to participate in an educational self-assessment group called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insight.â&#x20AC;? A second offense would result in additional days of suspension and outside assessment of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chemical health status, at the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense, prior to readmission to school. Two K-9 dogs from the Lakeville Police Department, one from the West St. Paul Police Department and one from the Scott County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department sniffed out the six student violations. Also cited for chemical violations were a 17-year-old girl for possession of alcohol; a 16-year-old boy for possession of tobacco; a 17-year-old boy for possession of marijuana; and a 17-year-old boy for fi fth-degree possession of prescription drugs. A search of lockers inside the school did not reveal any illegal drugs.

HEROIN USE The Drug Trends Report for 2009, released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, showed the use of heroin and other opiates on a significant upward trend in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area in 2009. However, Bianconi said task force heroin seizures from the population at large this year are down â&#x20AC;&#x153;significantlyâ&#x20AC;? compared to 2010 and 2009.

bers because there may not be multiple sections offered for each course, as opposed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;standard core classesâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; boosted the average class-size fi gures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I t hi n k we need to get through this first semester and see where those AP classes level out,â&#x20AC;? Lund said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Traditionally, what happens is we have students that we fi nd out have been misplaced and if they come out, sometimes we can take two AP sections and combine them into one section and then reallocate that FTE [fulltime equivalent staff member] into another area.â&#x20AC;? The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary population dropped by 35 students this year, from 3,10 6 last year to 3,071 as of Monday. District 719 administrators have spent much time and energ y addressing the anticipated drops in elementary enrollment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often cited as a consequence of slowed economic growth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and are attempting to combat the drop, which is anticipated to worsen in future school years, through exploring initiatives including world-language and science, technology, engineering and math immersion schools. The district committee studying those educational options is set to make recommendations to the board later this year. Overall district elementary average class sizes range from 18.96 to 26.5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the most part, here, our goal is to try to balance class sizes,â&#x20AC;? said Holmberg of the elementary sections. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There may be some class sizes that may be slightly higher but typically they are within a normal range or a smaller range. We

try to balance those across the district so that there is equitability here.â&#x20AC;? With 599 students, Glendale Elementary School continues to be District 719â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest kindergarten-through-fifthgrade building. Redtail Ridge (enrollment: 533) added three students and over took Jeffers Pond (enrollment: 501), a school t hat â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popu lation dropped by 42 pupils, to become the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondlargest elementary school. Following in fourth is Five Hawks with 466 students, an increase of 23. In fi fth is WestWood, which houses School for the Advancement of Gifted Education (SAGE) Academy, increased its enrollment to 458 students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a net growth of five learners. Grainwood, which shed 27 students between this year and last year, remains the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smallest elementary school with a population of 361 students. Edgewood School, District 719â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kindergarten and early childhood building, underwent a decline of four students in the last year, down to 153 total learners. Holmberg said the district typically likes to wait until October to gauge its enrollment because the month of September includes a lot of student migration, both in and out of the district. However, he was fi rst to note that these numbers are anything but fi nal and he, along with his administrative colleagues, will continue to monitor District 719â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the school year goes on, typically our enrollment starts to decline,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That seems to be the trend with past years.â&#x20AC;?

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Real close to section glory

Fall Sports State Polls FOOTBALL CLASS AAAAA 1. Eden Prairie 2. Wayzata 3. Cretin-Derham Hall 4. Lakeville North 5. Mounds View 6. Anoka 7. Shakopee 8. Lakeville South 9. Osseo 10. Owatonna 10. Minnetonka

Lakers earn title shot with 4-3 semifinal win BY TOM SCHARDIN

The Prior Lake girls tennis team is close breaking down the state-tournament door for the fi rst time since 1991. The unbeaten and top-seeded Lakers (18-0) went into the Section 3AA title match Thursday (results not available at press time) needing to beat thirdseeded Rosemount to earn a state berth. The two teams met in the South Suburban Conference season with the Lakers winning 4-3. The Class AA state tourney starts Oct. 25 with quarterfinal action. The semifinals and title match is set for Oct. 26. The

MORE ONLINE RESULTS FROM SECTION 3AA TITLE MATCH ARE AVAILABLE AT venue is the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Prior Lake earned its way to the section fi nal with a 4-3 win over fourth-seeded Visitation Oct. 11 at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville. Meanwhile, Rosemount beat second-seeded Eagan 4-3 in its semifi nal match. Prior Lake earned a 6-1 home win over eighth-seeded Simley in the quarterfi nals Oct. 6. “(The semifinal match) came

down to our No. 3 doubles, but luckily they were able to play well and win in straight sets,” said Lakers coach Kris Rosborough. “Visitation was smart and they put all their strong players into doubles with the exception of Meredith Lawrence at one singles. We struggled a bit to fi nd a good rhythm at one and two doubles and did not play our best. But luckily we still were able to come away with the win.” Eighth-grader Sydney Soeff ker and sophomore Nikki Henderson had to win a first-set tiebreaker to pull out a 7-6 win at third doubles They won the tiebreaker 7-0 and then went on to take the second set 6-4. Soeffeker and Henderson



Prior Lake senior Alex Fasking won at No. 2 doubles in her final home match in the Lakers’ 6-1 playoff win Oct. 6. trailed 4-3 in the fi rst set, before rallying to win it to stay unbeaten. They took an 18-0 record into the title match. Visitation basically handed the Lakers’ wins at No. 2, 3 and 4 singles. Prior Lake lost just three games in those three matches. Seventh-g rader Savanna Crowell won at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0), followed by ninth-grader Dani Keller’s win at No. 3 (6-1, 6-0)


and sophomore Sarah Henderson’s victory at No. 4 (6-1, 6-1). Keller’s win improved her record to 17-1, while Henderson took a 15-3 mark into the fi nals and Crowell went in with a 14-4 record. Eighth-grader Chloe Hall fell at No. 1 singles (6-2, 6-2) to Lawrence, who is a Prior Lake resident.

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Ride the wave Minus two, Lakers win sixth dual BY TOM SCHARDIN

ritory twice in the fi rst quarter with the wind and came away with no points. Eagan tried to score on a fourth-down pass to the end zone on its first possession, but it was perfectly defended and broken up by senior Will Mcphearson. The Lakers had three sacks in the game, one apiece from sophomores Blake Weber and Zane Larson and senior Karmichael Dubar.

The Prior Lake girls swimming team was able to win nine of 12 events Oct. 11, despite competing without two of its top performers. Junior Kendra Lair, sophomore Elizabeth Cunningham and eighth-grader Lauren Harris each won two individual events in the Lakers’ 99-87 South Suburban Conference home win over Eastview. The Lakers went into the dual on the heels of a 105-76 win at Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 6. Prior Lake is 6-1 in conference duals and is competing again today (Saturday, Oct. 15) in the Section 2AA True Team Meet at Oak Grove Junior High School in Bloomington. Junior Alex Yaeger and sophomore Monic a Ba nasikowski won’t be competing in the section true team, but the team did confirm they will be back for the Lakers’ conference dual Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Lakeville South at 6 p.m. Yaeger has missed the last three league duals and Banasikowski the last two for undisclosed reasons. “I’m extremely pleased with the (dual with Eastview),” said Lakers coach Katie Haycraft. “I knew it was going to be close, especially without Monica and Alex in the lineup. So I told the girls that they need to work together as a team and we will do great. “This was one of those m e e t s t h at e ve r y p oi nt counts,” added Haycraft. “We had a lot of girls drop time and go season-best times in their events.” Cunningham won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 58.42 seconds and the 100 freestyle (55.58). Harris captured the 200 individual medley (2:18.99) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.28), while Lair was tops in the 50 freestyle (25.74) and the 500 freestyle (5:26.91). The Lakers also swept all three relays. Lair, Harris, junior Elizabeth Hartell and

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Prior Lake senior Ted Choudek (21) makes a tackle with senior Taylor Case close by in the Lakers’ 21-14 home win over Eagan Oct. 7.

Showing plenty of mettle Lakers survive late rally for a 21-14 SSC win BY TOM SCHARDIN

The Prior Lake football team showed its mettle Oct. 7. The Lakers survived a late rally from Eagan in their South Suburban Conference game Oct. 7, holding on for a 21-14 Homecoming victory. The game was played in a snarling 25-mph wind. Yet the Lakers’ third touchdown of the game went 8 0 yards directly into it for a 21-7 lead. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty aided the drive, which was capped off by junior Jack Johnson’s 2-yard run. Junior Trevor Maxwell had runs of 22 and 15 yards on the march, which came right after Eagan’s fi rst touchdown. “It’s amazing how much that wind can affect your decision making,” said Lakers coach Matt Gegenheimer. “That was important drive. Trevor, who is starting to emerge as a playmaker, had some good, hard runs. That drive was a big turning point.” However, Eagan didn’t go away. The Wildcats closed the gap to 21-14 with a touchdown with 1:40 to play.

“It’s amazing how much that wind can affect your decision making.” Matt Gegenheimer Lakers coach Eagan got the onside kick, made two fi rst downs and took their shot at the end zone to tie the game. On fourth-and-10 with 39 seconds left, the Wildcats went to the end zone one last time, but the pass was broken up by senior Taylor Case. One kneel down later and the Lakers improved to 4-2 overall (4-1 in the conference). “Our secondary and to defend about 29 passes in the game and that’s a lot for a high school game,” said Gegenheimer. “Our defense was on the field for about 70 plays. That’s a lot too. I was very proud of the defense and how it played for being out there that much.” Eagan outgained the Lakers 298 to 198 yards, running 30 more offensive plays. But

big plays were the difference, offensive, defensively and on special teams. Prior Lake took a 14-0 lead in the third quarter on senior Jack Kaiser’s 46-yard scoring run on four th-and-1. Prior Lake was about to punt the ball away on fourth-and-6, but an Eagan offside penalty changed things. The Lakers went for it and Kaiser made the Wildcats pay with his eighth touchdown of the year. He fi nished with 91 yards on 12 carries. “We were going to punt to play for field position,” said Gegenheimer. “But when it became fourth-and-1, that was too good of an opportunity to pass up. Jack made a big run.” In the second quarter, the Lakers’ defense forced a punt into the wind. The line-drive attempt was blocked by senior Mason Lytle and senior Ted Choudek scooped the ball up and took it 25 yards for a score, giving the Lakers a 7-0 lead at the break. Prior Lake’s of fense had trouble moving the ball in the first half. Meanwhile, Eagan had the ball deep in Lakers’ ter-

Prior Lake senior Jake Deavers delivers a hard hit in the Lakers’ win over Eagan Oct. 7.

1. Blaine 2. Lakeville South 3. Bloomington Jefferson 4. Eagan 5. Lakeville North 6. Shakopee 7. Wayzata 8. Eden Prairie 9. Centennial 10. Chanhassen

BOYS SOCCER CLASS AA 1. Eastview 2. North St. Paul 3. Stillwater 4. Bloomington Jefferson 5. Eagan 6. Edina 7. Minneapolis South 8. Wayzata 9. Eden Prairie 10. Minneapolis Southwest

GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA 1. Lakeville North 2. Mahtomedi 3. Eagan 4. Woodbury 5. Burnsville 6. Wayzata 7. Centennial 8. Eastview 9. Eden Prairie 10. Park of Cottage Grove

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY CLASS AA 1. Stillwater 2. Rosemount 3. Wayzata 4. Burnsville 5. Eden Prairie 6. Edina 7. Moorhead 8. Andover 9. Eastview 10. White Bear Lake 11. Hopkins 12. Sartell-St. Stephen

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY CLASS AA 1. Monticello 2. Lakeville South 3. Eagan 4. East Ridge 5. Shakopee 6. Wayzata 7. Eden Prairie 8. Edina 9. Moorhead 10. Andover 11. Hopkins 12. Prior Lake

GIRLS SWIMMING CLASS AA 1. Edina 2. Minnetonka 3. Stillwater 4. Wayzata 5. Eden Prairie 6. Rochester Mayo 7. Rochester John Marshall 8. Lakeville North 9. Rosemount 10. Maple Grove

GIRLS TENNIS CLASS AA 1. Edina 2. Mounds View 3. Rochester Mayo 4. Wayzata 5. Minnetonka 6. Rochester Century 7. Centennial 8. Prior Lake 9. Lakeville North 10. Eden Prairie

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Spikers fit in where?

Laker cross country teams run in SSC The Prior Lake boys and girls cross country teams competed in the South Suburban Conference Championships Friday in Eagan (results not available at press time). The girls team went in ranked No. 12 in the latest Class AA poll, while No. 2 Lakeville South and No. 3 Eagan were the other ranked girls’ squads. In the boys competition, there were three ranked teams: No. 2 Rosemount, No. 4 Burnsville and No. 9 Eastview. Go to for results. The Section 3AA meet will be held Oct. 26 at the University Of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course.

What kind of seed will PL get in 2AAA

Prior Lake Soccer Club sets evaluations


It’s tough to gauge exactly where the Prior Lake volleyball team will be seeded in Section 2AAA. The 12-team field is not overly deep. Fifth-ranked Shakopee (18-2) is likely the No. 1 seed, while No. 10 Chanhassen (18-3) and Hutchinson (20-3) are likely the next two seeds. Defending champion Waconia (18-9) and Delano (20-6) appear to be the next two seeds, respectively. Waconia has beaten Delano twice. The top -four teams earn byes in the fi rst round, which starts Oct. 26. The quarterfinals start Oct. 28. How do the Lakers fit in? Will Prior Lake (7-14) get a home game in the fi rst round? It depends on much the rest of the section views the Lakers’ strength of schedule, playing in the highly competitive South Suburban Conference with four ranked teams – No. 2 Lakeville South, No. 3 Bloomington Jefferson, No. 4 Eagan and No. 5 Lakeville North. Other teams with winning records in the section field are Chaska (9-7), Buffalo (13-6) and Willmar (9-8). Prior Lake swept Chaska way back on Aug. 27 to start the year 2-0. Since then, the Lakers are 5-14. Other teams in the field are: Mankato West (7-13-1), New Prague (7-13) and Mankato East (2-21). Prior Lake dropped to 1-7 in the conference following a home loss to Eagan Oct. 11 (25-8, 25-15, 23-25, 25-14). The Lakers also lost a league match at Eastview Oct. 6 (25-13, 25-22, 25-23). Between the two, Prior Lake split four matches at the Bachman Invitational in Lakeville Oct. 7-8. On the fi rst day of the invite, Prior Lake beat Northfield (25-10, 25-18) and lost to Belle Plaine (25-23, 25-23), ranked No. 4 in Class 2A. The next day, Prior Lake swept Visitation (25-23, 26-24) and nearly pulled out a win over Jordan (ranked No. 6

The Prior Lake Soccer Club has set evaluations for its U9/ U10 traveling programs. They will be held Nov. 1-2 at the Soccer Blast in Burnsville. Evaluation times for U9 players for both days are 5-6 p.m., followed by U10 players from 6-7 p.m. For more, go to

PLABA sets yearly elections meeting The Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association (PLABA) will have its yearly elections meeting Monday, Oct. 17 un the upper conference room at 7 p.m. at New Market Bank, 4719 Park Nicollet Ave., Prior Lake. The public is welcome to attend.

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.

Elko Speedway crowns two more champs Le Seuer’s Kyle Hansen and Bloomington’s Jack Purcell added their names to the list of 2011 season champions at Elko Speedway Oct. 8. Hansen ended up third in Legends feature, but was good enough to maintain his points lead over Bryan Syer-Keske. Purcell ended up fourth in Mini Stocks, which was good enough to knock off defending champion Zach Schelhaas for the season points crown. Schelhass ended up winning the Mino Stocks feature. Tyler Sjoman of Alexandria won the Legends feature, while Jacob Mataya of Blaine won Flat Track Motorcylces nd Mark Goddard of Apple Valley won in Spectator Drags. Purcell also bested Schelhaas in the outhouse race. Elko Speedway’s Fall Dirt Nationals began Friday and end today (Saturday, Oct. 15), For more information, go to www. or call (952) 461-7223. PHOTO BY TOM SCHARDIN

Prior Lake sophomore Libby McGraw had 116 digs through 20 matches for the Lakers this season.


in Class 2A), losing in three games (27-25, 14-25, 15-11). Prior Lake will play in the Eastview Invitational, which began Friday and ends today (Saturday, Oct. 15), before closing out the regular season at Burnsville Oct. 18 in a league

match at 7 p.m. At the invite, senior Jayme Lubansky led the Lakers with 33 kills in the four matches, adding seven blocks. Senior Melissa VanBenthuysen had 27 kills, while chipping in 14 digs. Senior Alex McGraw had 88 set assists and 12 digs, while ninth-grader Brittany Luethmers had 42 digs. Sophomore Jacque Luth contributed 23 kills, while sophomore Lauren Miller and junior Emily Veldman each have seven. Veldman also had seven blocks, while Miller had three.

Sophomore Libby McGraw added 13 digs, while ninthgrader Emma Finn had nine and junior Morgan Schultz had five. A ga i n st E a st v iew, Va nBenthuysen led the Lakers with 10 kills, while Miller had six. Alex McGraw had 23 assists, while Luethmers finished with 13 digs and Libby McGraw had eight. Veldman and Lubansky each had three blocks. Stats from the Eagan match were not made available at press time.

LAKERS’ FALL SCHEDULES Football Date Sept. 1 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 19

Opponent Result/Time vs. Wayzata L, 47-20 at Bloomington Jefferson W, 43-7 vs. Rosemount L, 13-6 at Burnsville W, 13-10 at Bloomington Kennedy W, 30-13 vs. Eagan W, 21-14 at Lakeville South 7 p.m. vs. Lakeville North 7 p.m.



Prior Lake junior Erin Swenson helped the Lakers’ 200 medley relay win in the team’s victory over Eastview Oct. 11.

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sophomore Taylor Dessler won the 2 0 0 medley relay (1:55.08). The winning 200 freestyle team included Hartell, Cunningham, Harris and junior Erin Swenson, while the 400 freestyle team consisted of Cunningham, Dessler, Hartell and Lair (3:48.53). Junior Sarah Heskin ended up second in the 100 backstroke (1:05.59). In beating Jefferson, the Lakers swept all three relays and won 10 of 12 events. Harris and Cunningham each won two events and were part of two winning relays. Cunningham won the 2 0 0 freestyle (2:02.05) and the 50 freestyle (26.29). Harris was tops in the 20 0 individual medley (2:21.86) and the 100 freestyle (56.76). Harris, Hartell, Dessler and Lair teamed up to win the 200 medley relay (1:58.91), while Cunningham, Harris, junior

Brooke Anderson and sophomore Natasha Lemke won the 200 freestyle relay (1:48.52). The winning 400 freestyle team included Cunningham, Dessler, Lai r a nd Heski n (3:57.11). Heskin also won the 100 backstroke (105.74), while senior Melanie O’Neil captured the 100 butterfly (1:07.86). Senior Sydney Notermann won diving with 176.55 points. Lair finished second in both the 50 freestyle (26.49) and the 100 backstroke (1:06.86). Anderson was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:2291), while Dessler was second in the 20 0 individual medley (2:22.68). Eighth-grader Maggie Anderson was runner-up in the 500 freestyle (5:50.75). The Class AA State True Team Meet is set for Wednesday, Oct 19 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The eight section winners and four wildcard teams qualify. Last year, Prior Lake fi nished sixth at the state true team.

Date Aug. 25 April 27 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 17 Sept. 17 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 14-15 Oct. 18

Opponent Result/Time vs. Owatonna W, 3-0 vs. Chaska W, 3-0 at Chanhassen L, 3-1 at Faribault L, 3-2 vs. Edina L, 3-2 vs. Lakeville North L, 3-0 at Apple Valley L, 3-0 New Ulm W, 2-0 Jordan L, 2-0 Le Sueur-Henderson L, 2-0 Brainerd W, 2-0 vs. Rosemount W, 3-0 at Bloomington Jefferson L, 3-0 at Lakeville South L, 3-0 vs. Bloomington Kennedy L, 3-1 at Eastview L, 3-0 Northfield W, 2-0 Belle Plaine L, 2-0 Visitation W, 2-0 Jordan L, 2-1 vs. Eagan L, 3-1 Eastview Invite TBD at Burnsville 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer Date Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Sept. 3 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 13

Opponent Result/Time vs. Chaska W, 1-0 at Edina L, 4-1 at East Ridge W, 2-1 vs. Eagan W, 2-1 at Burnsville W, 1-0 vs. Wayzata L, 1-0 vs. Lakeville North L, 2-1 at Apple Valley L, 1-0 vs. Hopkins W, 1-0 vs. Rosemount W, 2-0 at Jefferson L, 3-1 vs. Rochester Mayo W, 1-0 at Lakeville South W, 4-1 vs. White Bear Lake W, 3-2 vs. Kennedy W, 4-1 at Eastview L, 1-0 vs. Kennedy (playoffs) 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer Date Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 20 Sept. 22

Opponent Result/Time vs. Byron W, 3-0 vs. Farmington W, 2-1 at Eden Prairie L, 1-0 vs. Eagan L, 1-0 at Burnsville L, 3-1 at Chanhassen W, 1-0 vs. Lakeville North L, 4-0 at Apple Valley T, 0-0 vs. Hopkins W, 1-0 vs. Rosemount L, 1-0 at Jefferson W, 2-1

Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 13

vs. Northfield at Lakeville South vs. Holy Family vs. Kennedy at Eastview vs. Jefferson (playoffs)

L, 3-1 L, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 5-0 7 p.m. 5 p.m.

DNR offers pheasant hunting tips Pheasants may seem elusive and mysterious to some hunters, but they are creatures of habit and follow a regular routine. Understanding how their daily patterns work, will dramatically increase your odds of flushing roosters this fall, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Just after sunrise, pheasants leave their roosting cover. This is the short to medium grass where they have spent the night. As they move from roosting cover, you will see pheasants on roadsides, picking gravel or grit, before they move into crop fields to start feeding. When season opens at 9 a.m., the birds have just about fi nished breakfast and might be seen working their way through the grassy fringes of fields looking for a safe place to spend the day. By mid-to late-morning, pheasants have settled into thick, dense cover such as standing corn, brush patches, native grass or wetlands. This is known as loafi ng cover. Strong winds, precipitation, cold weather or heavy hunting pressure will drive the birds into thicker loafi ng cover. Pheasants are hungry again by late afternoon and will move from loafi ng areas back into crop fields. They will feed until just before sunset, when they head back to roosting cover for the night. For more, go to

Girls Tennis Date Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 26 Aug. 26 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

Opponent at Henry Sibley at Burnsville vs. Owatonna at Chanhassen vs. Eagan at Eastview vs. Holy Angels vs. Lakeville North at Lakeville South at Apple Valley at Visitation vs. Rosemount at Jefferson vs. South St. Paul vs. Eden Prairie vs. Kennedy Simley (playoffs) Visitation (playoffs) Rosemount (playoffs)

Result W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 6-1 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 4 p.m.

Cross Country Date Sept. 2 Sept. 8 Sept. 16 Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 26 Nov. 5

Opponent Result/Time Rosemount Invite Girls, 1st Boys, 9th Redbird Invite Girls, 1st Boys 5th Lakeville Invite Girls, 4th Boys, 9th Milaca Mega Meet Girls 3rd Boys, 8th Prior Lake Invite Girls 1st Boys 2nd Victoria Lion’s Invite Girls 6th Boys, 17th SSC Championships 4 p.m. Dundee Invite 3:30 p.m. Section 3AA Meet 3 p.m. Class AA state meet 10 a.m.

Girls Swimming Date Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 15 Sept. 17 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 9 Nov. 11 Nov. 17-19

Opponent Result/Time at Apple Valley W, 99-76 vs. Lakeville North W, 99-86 Minnetonka Invite 5th vs. Kennedy W, 94-30 Prior Lake Invite 1st at Rosemount L, 101-85 UND Invitational 1st at Burnsville W, 86-79 at Jefferson W, 105-76 vs. Eastview W, 99-87 Section 2AA True Team 1 p.m. at Lakeville South 6 p.m. True Team State 7 p.m. vs. Eagan 6 p.m. Section 2AA prelims 6 p.m. Section 2AA finals 6 p.m. Class AA state meet 6 p.m.

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Prior Lake senior Caitlyn Gengler won at No. 2 doubles in her final home match in the Lakers’ 6-1 playoff win Oct. 6.

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In doubles, the Lakers’ top team of junior Savanna Petersen and eighth-grader Grayce Petersen lost for only the third time all year, falling 6-4, 6-1. At No. 2 doubles, seniors Caitlyn Gengler and Alex Fasking fell 6-2, 6-2. The quarterfinal match versus Simley was the last for the Lakers’ two seniors on their home court. Fasking and Gengler battled to win at No. 2 doubles (6-1, 6-7, 6-1). “We played well against Simley,” said Rosborough. “It was a nice way to finish off our last match at home, especially for our two seniors. Simley moved some of their singles players down into doubles to try to get some doubles points, so Caitlyn and Alex had a good win against two good players.” Meanwhile, the Petersen

sisters won easily at No. 1 doubles (6-3, 6-1), while Soeffker and Nikki Henderson rolled at the No. 3 spot (6-1, 6-3). In singles, the Lakers lost only eight total games in four matches. Hall won at No. 1 (6-1, 6-2), while Crowell cruised at No. 2 (6-0, 6-1). Keller rolled at No. 3 (6-1, 6-0), while Henderson won at No. 4 (6-3, 6-0). Meanwhile, the Section 3AA individual tournament started Friday with the fi rst two rounds. The tourney continues Monday, Oct. 17 with the title matches set for Oct. 18. The venue is Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville. Competing in singles for the Lakers are Keller, who was seeded eighth, and Henderson, who is unseeded. In doubles, Hall and Crowell teamed up and are seeded No. 3, while Savanna and Grayce Petersen are seeded fourth. C omplet e br acket s a r e available at

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Call 952-445-0888 The Prior Lake girls soccer team hovered around the .500 mark throughout the entire regular season. But a strong 2-0-1 fi nish may have been the difference in the Lakers being on the road in the fi rst round of the Section 2AA playoffs or playing at home. The Lakers (7-7-2 overall) earned the No. 4 seed in the section and opened quarterfi nal action Thursday (results not available at press time) at home versus fi fth-seeded Bloomington Jefferson (5-9-2). Prior Lake won at Jefferson 2-1 during the South Suburban Conference season, which was the Lakers’ first league win. The team ended up 2-5 -2 in conference play, same as Jefferson. The Prior Lake-Jefferson winner will likely face No. 5-ranked Burnsville, the top seed, in the semifi nals, which is set for today (Saturday, Oct. 15. That’s if the Blaze (12-4) got past eighth-seeded Bloomington Kennedy (3-10-1) in its quarterfi nal game. Ninth-ranked Eden Prairie (8-3-4) earned the No. 2 seed and faced seventh-seeded Chanhassen (8-6-1) in the quarterfi nals, while third-seeded Edina (8-3-5) took on sixth-seeded Shakopee (9-4-3). The fi nals will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the site of the higher seed at 7 p.m. Mea nwhi le, t he L a kers closed out the regular season Oct. 6 with a 1-1 tie at No. 8 Eastview. Prior Lake has struggled to score goals this season. It had just 18 in 16 games going



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into the playoffs. But the Lakers have only given up 17 with sophomore goalie Lauren Thormodsgard taking six shutouts into section play. Junior Gabrielle Bjorge has a been a strong force on the defensive end. Ninth-grader Emily Peterson and sophomore Anne Ruelle lead the Lakers in goals scored in the regular season with three apiece. Senior Gabbi

Norman, junior Hannah Ward, sophomore Samantha Provost and ninth-grader Kaija Ornes each had two. Ruelle and Ward each had a team-best three assists. Against Eastview, the Lakers scored 15 minutes into the game on a goal from Provost. Ornes got the assist. But Eastview was able to tie the game with 15 seconds left in the first half. “It would have been nice to go into the half with the lead, but we were still pleased with how we were playing, especially considering we were going into the wind for the fi rst half,” said Lakers coach David Graham. “(Thormodsgard) played great, making a number of big saves.”

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Confident kickers Lakers earn No. 4 seed in Section 2AA The Prior Lake boys soccer team entered the Section 2AA playoffs with a lot of confidence. The Lakers won six of their l a st ei g ht r e g u l a r s e a s on games, which earned them the No. 4 seed and a home game in the quarterfinals Thursday (results not available at press time). Prior Lake faced fi fthseeded Bloomington Kennedy (9-7). The Lakers and Eagles met Oct. 4 with Prior Lake coming away with a 4-1 win. Fourth-ranked Bloomington Jefferson (10-2-4) earned the No. 1 seed in the section and faced eighth-seeded Chanhassen (6-8-1) in the opening round, while second-seeded and No. 6 Edina (12-3-1) faced seventhseeded Minnetonka (4-9-3) and third-seeded and No. 9 Eden Prairie (9-3-3) met sixth-seeded Shakopee (7-7-2). Semifi nals are today (Saturday, Oct. 15) with the title game Tuesday, Oct. 18. The higher seed plays at home at 7 p.m. The last time the Lakers played for a section title was in 2007 when they lost to Eden

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Larson led with 11 tackles, while junior Elijah Patrick had eight a nd senior Ja ke D e aver s a nd D u nba r bot h fi nished with six. Weber had four tackles. Senior Topher Rose completed 5 of 8 passes for 49 yards with three going to senior Matt Arends for 35 yards. Maxwell fi nished with nine carries for




Prior Lake senior Zack Fennessy controls the ball in the Lakers’ 1-0 loss at No. 1 Eastview Oct. 6. Prairie 4-2. Prior Lake enters the postseason with 11 goals in its last four games. However, it was blanked in its final regular season game Oct. 6 at No. 1-ranked Eastview, losing 1-0 to the unbeaten Lightning. If the Lakers can get some offense, the team has the ability to make a long playoff run. Prior Lake’s defense has been solid all season long, led by seniors Kevin Krueger, Joe Fonseca and Konner Klausen and juniors Sam Verity, Erik Fenske and Cameron Pratt. Senior Andy Rieckoff started all 16 games in goal heading into sections, recording five shutouts. Against Eastview, the game was scoreless until the 68th

minute. That’s when the Lightning (16-0-1) broke the deadlock en route to the South Suburban Conference win. Prior Lake had its chances against Eastview. Right after the Lightning scored, the Lakers nearly tied the game. Sophomore Jhony Blanco drove the ball down the right side, stopped and sent a perfect pass into the middle of the field. Seniors Zack Fennessy and Ben Clements were uncovered and Clements got a low, hard shot on goal, but it was right at the Eastview keeper. The Lakers also had four corner kicks in the second half that they couldn’t covert. Prior Lake finished fifth in the conference with a 5-4 mark.

69 yards. Kaiser caught two balls for 14 yards. Prior Lake was on the road Friday (results not available at press time at No. 8-ranked Lakeville South in a conference game. The Cougars are coming off 30-6 loss to No. 4 Lakeville North. The Lakers close out the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 19 versus Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Prior Lake’s win over Eagan pretty much locked up a home

playoff game and likely the No. 2 seed in Section 3AAAAA. Rosemount is also 4-2, but has a 13-6 win over the Lakers. Bu r nsvi l le (2 - 4), Bloomi n g t on Ken ne dy ( 2 - 4 ) a nd Eastview (2-4) are also in the field, along with Bloomington Jefferson (1-5) and Apple Valley (0-6). The Lakers have wins over Burnsville (13-10), Kennedy (30-13) and Jefferson (43-7). The section playoffs start Oct. 25.

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home computer and then stole a small amount of cash. Domestic assault Oct. 10: Police responded to the 16000 block of St. Paul Avenue and arrested a 52-year-old Shakopee man for fifth-degree domestic assault. Driving violation Oct. 5: An officer at Eagle Creek Avenue and Adelmann Street pulled over a vehicle with no front license plate. A 29-year-old Rosemount man was cited for driving after cancellation. Forgery Oct. 6: A Prior Lake resident reported that somebody had written six checks from that person’s account. The checks had been forged. Fraud Oct. 6: Police took a report of financial card fraud at Mystic Lake Casino. The case was forwarded to Prior Lake from the Eagan Police Department. A suspect has been identified. Fireworks complaint Oct. 5: Police responded to a fireworks complaint in the area of Glascow Trail and 150th Street. No suspects were identified upon arrival. Juvenile complaint Oct. 5: Police responded to a complaint of juveniles smoking in a park in the 15000 block of Fish Point Road. Mischief Oct. 9: Police took a report about smashed pumpkins in the 5400 block of Fawn Court. Narcotics Oct. 7: Police responded to a report of men smoking marijuana in the 14000 block of Fountain Hills Drive. Two 18-year-old Prior Lake men and two 18-year-old Prior Lake men were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Oct. 11: Police responded Bridges Area Learning Center, 15875 Franklin Trail, where a vehicle sweep with a drug dog turned up one violation. An 18-yearold Prior Lake woman was cited for

possession of drug paraphernalia. Oct. 11: Police responded to the 2400 block of Mystic Lake Boulevard where an individual was smoking marijuana from an empty can of soda. The can was seized and destroyed. No charges were filed. Property damage Oct. 11: Police responded to the 25000 block of Dakota Trail, where a complainant reported that unknown suspects had smashed out window glass. Oct. 11: A Prior Lake woman reported that a window had been smashed out of her parked vehicle on the 16000 block of Berens Court. Suspicious Oct. 9: Police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked with its right tires on the grass in the 2400 block of Stonecrest Path. The responding officer issued a citation for a parking violation. Theft Oct. 8: Police took a report from the 15000 block of Fremont Avenue regarding the theft of concrete saws and hand grinders valued at $6,500. Oct. 9: Police responded to a report of a stolen purse from a vehicle parked in the 16100 block of Visionary Heights Circle. Somebody had broken a window to get the purse. Oct. 10: Police took a report from Mystic Lake Casino that somebody’s wallet had been stolen. Oct. 10: Police responded to the 13000 block of Shepherd’s Path on the report of theft of a ring. Trespassing Oct. 12: Police issued a citation for trespassing to a 47-year-old Inver Grove Heights man at Mystic Lake Casino. Warrant Oct. 7: During a traffic stop, police arrested an 18-year-old man from Belle Plaine on an outstanding Scott County warrant. Miscellaneous Oct. 7: Police responded to a call from Mystic Lake Casino security and arrested a 39-year-old Minneapolis man for disorderly conduct. Oct. 8: A patrol officer reported observing a refrigerator and concrete blocks that had been dumped alongside the road at Howard Lake Road and 154th Street. Oct. 9: Police responded to Mystic Lake Casino and cited a 27-year-old Elk River man for disorderly conduct.

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The Prior Lake Police Department responded to the following incidents Downtown Prior Lake between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. This is not a comprehensive list of all incidents to 226-6208 which the department responded. Animal complaint 203306 Oct. 6: A complainant told police he was driving west on County Road 21 when he hit a dog. The dog’s owner arrived and took the dog. Police assisted. Crashes Oct. 6: Police responded to a crash near the intersection of Candy Cove Trail NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to THE LAW OFFICE OF NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, said Judgment and the statutes in DAVID S. HOLMAN and 160th Street, where two women that on September 27, 2011, the such case made and provided in the 201 W. Travelers Trail, Suite 225 from Savage, ages 43 and 56, had colDistrict Court of Scott County, Min- premises so described in said Judg- Burnsville, MN 55337 lided when one driver was pulling away nesota, First Judicial District, made ment and situated in Scott County, (952)895-1224 and entered a Judgment in an action Minnesota, viz: (Published in the Prior Lake from the curb and the other was atentitled “Krueger Excavating, Inc. Legal Description: Lot 3, Block American on Saturday, October 8, tempting to park. v. Michael J. Finley” being Court 1, Finleys Lakeview Heights 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 2011; Oct. 7: Police responded to Mystic File No. 70-CV-11-15259, adjudging Property Address: 15660 Calmut No. 7590) Lake Drive and Sioux Trail to assist a that Krueger Excavating, Inc. is Avenue N.E., Prior Lake, MN 55372 53-year-old Prior Lake man who had entitled to a Mechanic’s Lien upon Will be sold at public auction, to The Public Notice the premises hereafter described in the highest bidder, on December 1, been traveling north on County Road the amount of $26,457.39 and direct- 2011 at 10:00 am at the Sheriff ’s Of- deadline for the Prior 83 when his tire went flat and flew into ing said premises to be sold by me as fice, Civil Division, 301 Fuller Street, Lake American is at a Mystic Lake sign and a mailbox. Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota, Shakopee, MN 55379. Oct. 7: Police responded to 140th to satisfy said Mechanic’s Lien; and Dated: 10-04-2011 Noon on Tuesday, for a certified transcript of said JudgKevin Studnicka Street and Highway 13 and assisted two ment has been duly delivered to me Sheriff of Scott County, MN the Saturday edition. drivers, a 65-year-old man from Prior with directions to proceed with the By: Duane J. Jirik Lake and 41-year-old woman from Faxes are not sale of said premises as therein Deputy Sheriff Shakopee, after their vehicles collided provided. THIS INSTRUMENT WAS accepted. NOW, THEREFORE, NOTICE IS DRAFTED BY: while eastbound on County Road 42. Oct. 7: Police responded to Boudin Street and Highway 13 to assist a 16-year-old Prior Lake girl and 48-yearold Prior Lake woman after their vehicles collided. Oct. 7: Police assisted at a crash at Highway 13 and Duluth Avenue involving a 71-year-old Prior Lake man and an 18-year-old male from Cologne. Oct. 8: Police responded to a twovehicle collision at Eagle Creek Avenue and Fountain Hills Drive. A 61-year-old & Associated Lenders Prior Lake woman was reportedly eastbound on Fountain Hills Drive beginning Roy to turn left onto County Road 21, Clay around another vehicle that she said was obstructing her view, when the vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Prior Lake woman collided with her. For advertising in this directory John Burglary Oct. 7: Police took a report from Clay call Lance, Pat or Dan at someone in the 15000 block of Fremont Avenue that tools valued at $1,588 had been stolen. “One Stop Shop” Oct. 11: Police responded to the 447-6066 5500 block of Lost Horizon on a reported burglary. They arrested an Fax 447-6051 105048 18-year-old man, who claimed to be homeless, and charged him with firstdegree burglary. He allegedly entered the home without permission, used the


The enforcement effort also will include a nighttime seat belt enforcement focus. Each year, more than 60 percent of the nighttime fatalities (9 p.m.-3 a.m.) involved people who were not buckled up. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and area police depar tments wil l take par t in the campaign. The state’s primary seat belt law requires passengers in all seating positions, including the back seat, to be buckled up or seated in the correct child restraint. Officers will stop and ticket unbelted drivers or passengers. A seat belt fi ne is $25 but can cost more than $100 with court and administrative fees.

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DISTRICT COURT 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. Dylan Robert Breeggemann, 19, Jordan, financialtransaction card fraud, a felony. Three years probation, 10 days of community service, provide DNA sample, restitution, $235 in fines. Issuance of dishonored check, a misdemeanor. One year probation, restitution, $160 in fines. Violation of no-contact order, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 10 days of community service, abstain from alcohol, random tests, no possession of dangerous weapons, complete parenting class, $160 in fines. Domestic assault, a misdemeanor. Pay $160 in fines. Thomas Ralph Schultz, 42, Belle Plaine, driving while impaired (DWI), a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, $610 in fines. Sean Thomas Richards, 29, Eagan, check forgery, a felony. Five years probation, 10 days of community service, complete program for gamblers, provide DNA sample, restitution, $85 in fines. Keith Edward Berg, 54, Minneapolis, driving after cancellation, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, $560 in fines. Thomas Michael Oliver, 58, Hopkins, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: two years probation, 60 hours of community service, $400 in fines. Michelle Anne Reimann, 41, Shakopee, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross misdemeanor. Serve one year in jail (concurrent to previous sentence). Aloysius Eric Schrom, 48, North Branch, financialtransaction card fraud, a felony. Serve 28 months in prison, provide DNA sample, restitution, $85 in fines.

William Thomas Benjamin, 36, Minneapolis, first-degree burglary, a felony. Serve 60 months in prison, provide DNA sample, restitution, $100 in fines. Timothy Mitchell Grindeland, 44, Faribault, Minn., DWI (test refusal), a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $410 in fines. Open bottle in motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. Serve 30 days under electronic home-monitoring (concurrent). Hector Manuel Perez, 43, Chaska, first-degree sale of controlled substance, a felony. Serve 84 months in prison, provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Seth Michael Tate, 25, Murphy, N.C., domestic abuse, a gross misdemeanor. Two years probation, 200 hours of community service, complete treatment, abstain from alcohol, random tests, no contact with victim(s), $85 in fines. Aliva Baker, 33, Shakopee, DWI, a misdemeanor. One year probation, 24 hours of community service, $185 in fines. Obstruction of the legal process, a gross misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation. Violation of noise ordinance, a petty-misdemeanor. Pay $210 in fines. James Frederick Boyce, 71, Minneapolis, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross misdemeanor. Four years probation, 95 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, $185 in fines. Jason Michael Manning Sr., 36, Shakopee, theft, a felony. Five years probation, 10 days in jail, 20 hours of community service, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Shayna Megan Ystaas, 18, Devils Lake, N.D., fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Three years probation, 60 hours of community service, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $300 in fines.

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Autumn is upon us, and we’re seeking your best fall color photos. We’re looking for those eye-popping reds, oranges, yellows and golds – whether they’re in landscape photos or pictures of your kids playing in the leaves. Share your best photo with Prior Lake American readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB file size – to Editor Lori Carlson, editor@, before noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Include your name and city of residence. We’ll run some reader photos online at and some PRIOR LAKE in the Oct. 29 American print edition.



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Due to concerns from the city of Shakopee about the effect of land-trust decisions on local planning, the BIA agreed in 2008 to certain stipulations, including that it would consider impacts of development on land already in trust when considering future applications. On the fi rst trust-land application following the consent decree, the BIA is already skirting the requirements of its own agreement, city of Shakopee leaders maintain. The BIA is supposed to notify Shakopee within 15 days of a trust application being made, and within 30 days ask the tribe and city to meet with the agency about potential sources of disagreement. (The tribe is not obligated to attend.) Shakopee officials say they still don’t know when the application was actually made. And although the BIA notice mentions a meeting, it has yet to be arranged, said Shakopee Community Development Director Michael Leek. The BIA sent two undated letters – one from its acting regional director saying the agency was in receipt of a trustland application, and a copy of an undated letter from the BIA to tribal Chairman Stanley Crooks acknowledging receipt of the application. The mailing also included DV Ds wit h envi ron menta l scans of the two properties, but only one of them was operable, Leek said.

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To receive a copy of the tribe’s formal application, the BIA said the city had to fi le a federal Freedom of Information Act request, Leek said. After the city did so, the BIA said Shakopee had to notify the agency of its classification for fee waiver purposes (although the city had already agreed to pay copying fees up to a certain amount). The BIA also said all requested documents had to be reviewed by the tribe before the agency could release them, Leek said. The city commented back on whether the BIA had the authority to withhold documents, especially due to the requirements of the consent decree, Leek said. Shakopee’s mayor is not happy with the lack of information coming from the BIA. “We don’t know what [the tribe is] planning. We are forced by law to notify them of anything that we may do,” Schmitt said. “We’re just asking for a level playing field.” Hardacker said the tribe has no problem with the city receiving a copy of its application. “The tribe has intentions to place land into trust going forward, but obviously wants to work cooperatively with the local governments,” he said. The BIA has not returned a reporter’s request for comment. Tribal officials said they couldn’t recall the specific date that the application was made, but that it was sometime in mid- to late- summer. Of the approximately 3,100 acres owned by the tribe in

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Scott County, nearly half is in trust, according to land records. Hardacker said the tribe isn’t looking to change the use of the former Shutrop property east of McKenna Road, which is part of a larger parcel acquired from Tollefson Development in 2007. It contains prairie grass for biomass production and is adjacent to approximately 700 acres of land placed into trust in 2007. The tribe still has no specific plans to develop the trust land in that area, Hardacker

said, other than operating the organics recycling facility that opened this year off County Road 83. The cities of Prior Lake and Savage collect residential yard waste and transport it to the composting facility. Other neighbori ng gover n ments, including Shakopee and Burnsville, have been invited to participate at no charge. The small Stemmer parcel, which contains one house, was acquired by the tribe in 2000. It is also adjacent to land already in trust.



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15721 ISLAND VIEW $585,000

5636 150TH ST., PRIOR LAKE $339,000 SUOPE N N 13

28 AC parcel south of New Prague. Lake access. MLS#4043642. $160,000. 130 AC central Scott Co. 124.8 tillable, buildable. MLS#3991541. $850,000.


3.9 AC lot south of New Prague, lakeview. Use any builder. MLS#4043596. $75,000.


.3 AC lot in Prior Lake, public utilities in, use any builder. MLS#4011908. $49,000. 1.5 AC lot south of New Prague, tar road, shared well. Use any builder. MLS#4077706. $65,000.

2 building sites! Beautiful setting of woods, wetlands & pasture land with creek running through property. Some CRP. Great building sites or hunting retreat. $325,000. Contract for deed terms possible. MLS #4076074

Randy & Patrice Simpson 952-447-9441 LOTS AND LAND


End of season opportunity! Over 3000 sq. ft. finished and an almost ¾ acre lot with 172’ or Prior Lake Shoreline. 4-5 BRs, walkout, huge deck, heated floors and a 3 car garage.

Walkout rambler with fantastic lake views. 5BRs, 3BAs and totally remodeled with the highest quality! Spectacular yard with fish pond.

5322 CANDY COVE TRAIL $595,000

14940 OVERLOOK DRIVE $384,900

Lakefront on Prior Lake! Nicely updated home with two kitchens, a wonderful screened porch and lots of room!

5 BR home located on a 2+ acre, picturesque lot, with Credit River views and wildlife! Hot tub inside the screened porch, lots of family gathering places and room to play!



Nice 2BR townhome with updated BA, dble car gar, sliders to a patio & larger bkyd. This is not a short sale and can close very quickly. Smaller neighborhood and very quiet. Don’t miss this opportunity. See you at the open! 3782 170th St. SW, Prior Lake. DIR: Hwy 13 S to 170th St., R to home.

BUTCH HANSEN 952-807-4001

3BR, 2BA W/O rambler twinhome on private lot backing to walking path. The kitchen is very nice with stainless range and is open to the greatroom. Nice deck overlooking the wooded backyard. No dues!




14435 FERNDALE AVE $229,900

A very nice home! Open floor plan with Great Room, 4 bedrooms and all in great shape!

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Dance meeting, tryouts set The Prior Lake Dance Team will have an information meeting for parents and students from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in Room 125 at Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th St., Savage. Winter season tryouts will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 28 at Jerabek Hall, Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road. Girls in grades eight through 12 are welcome to try out for winter season.

Senior driving courses available The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55-plus driver improvement course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5 (eight-hour course split between two days) at McKenna Crossing, 13810 Shepherds Path, Prior Lake. The course is open to the public; advance registration is requested. The fee is $24. For more information or to register, visit or call toll-free 1-(888)-234-1294.

Get one-on-one computer help A S c ot t C ou nt y volu nt e er computer aide is available from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eag le Creek Ave., to provide one-on-one assistance concerning questions about navigating t he I nter net , cre ati ng a f re e e -mai l accou nt, for mat ti ng a resume and more. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at (952) 447-3375.

Enter VFW contests by Nov. 1 The Prior Lake VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy contest for students in grades nine through 12 with a first-place award of $300, and the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for students in grades six through eight with a first-place award of $200. Details and applications can be found at (look for “community” and “programs”). The deadline to apply at the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave., is Nov. 1. For information, call Denise Schmidt at (952) 994-2588.

Free driver safety classes for vets During November, AARP will offer free classes to honor veterans and their spouses at the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Those 55 or older will receive a 10 -percent discou nt on c a r insurance for taking the class. For those who have not taken the course before, a class will be sponsored at 6 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 16. A free refresher course will be offered at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 for those who have previously taken the course. Enroll by calling Ed Speiker at (952) 226-6208.

Help available for veterans The Veterans Administration has created and staffed two sites with medically trained personnel to help with soldiers who are having trouble adjusting back into society after coming home from active duty. T he st a f f a ssi st s vetera n s and all active duty military and their family members 24 hours a day through a hotline number, 1-800-273-8255, and website, www. Veterans also can contact their local VFWs.

Deadline The deadline for community happenings items for this section is noon Wednesdays. For more information, e-mail


Nostalgia sits up front (without a seatbelt) BY LORI CARLSON


anished are the days of bouncing around, unbuckled, in the “way back” of Grandpa’s station wagon with a mouthful of Pop Rocks. Gone, but not forgotten. Prior Lake resident Brian Bellmont brings back all the best of the 1970s and ‘80s in the book, “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?” Bellmont and co-author Gael Fashingbauer Cooper became good friends in the late 1980s while studying at the University of St. Thomas, instantly bonding over their shared fascination with pop culture. The college buddies excitedly chatted about the minutiae of “Brady Bunch” episodes, sugary cereals from their childhood and cherished toys that surely now would be deemed highly hazardous (think Lawn Darts and Easy-Bake Ovens). Staying in touch as they graduated from college and moved into their respective journalism careers, the friends eventually had a Lite-Brite moment: Why not write a book about the toys, tastes and trends they discussed daily? “We wanted to not only put those conversations on paper, but to find out what happened to all of those things we loved,” says Bellmont from his office in the Rock Creek building in downtown Prior Lake. Bellmont set out to research the book with Cooper, who now lives in Seattle and works as’s movies editor and maintains the nationally known pop-culture blog Released in June this year, the book contains 200 memories of the food products, toys, movies, TV shows and carefree experiences of Generation X. Among Bellmont’s favorites are Weebles, the little rolypoly toys with painted images of clowns, animals and pirates. Though Playskool continues to manufacture them, Bellmont explains that for awhile, the company – perhaps out of concern that kids would swallow the tiny toys – put out “ostrich-eggsized” versions. “Those of us from that generation tend to roll our eyes at all of the changes these days,” he says, joking that many of Gen X’s toys were created “before safety was invented.” The happy-go-lucky attitude of the ‘70s and ‘80s is a common theme throughout the book, with Bellmont and Cooper pointing out the various shenanigans that would never fly with today’s parents – from the pointy, pre-Consumer Product Safety Commission Lawn Darts to disappearing for eight hours at a time (sans cell phones) to play with friends. “The best childhood toys are the ones with a little element of danger, but this was ridiculous,” the authors write about Lawn Darts. “Why didn’t our parents just let us juggle chainsaws or tease rabid wolverines?” All joking aside, Bellmont says the book reminds Gen Xers of a time when there was “a more common existence” – when everyone watched the same four TV channels, coveted the same toys and got subjected to the same commercials. “Today’s kids have 1,000 channels


Brian Bellmont holds one of his favorite nostalgia pieces, a Six Million Dollar Man action figure from the 1970s. to watch. You could have a favorite TV show that your friend has never heard of,” he says. “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?” also touches on how much the toys and games of the past relied on children to be creative. “Imagination has gone by the wayside with today’s toys,” he says. From their space in downtown Prior Lake, Bellmont and his wife, Jen, run Bellmont Partners, a public relations firm that started in their home in 1996. They have two daughters – Rory, 5, and Maddy, 1½. Already, Rory has been exposed to some of the trends of her father’s generation – many of which have made a comeback today – such as her “Star Wars”-themed metal lunchbox. Bellmont says he’s continually fascinated by the recycled fads of his youth. “Many of the people making the marketing decisions today grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s,” he says. “Look at all of the things coming back – “Charlie’s Angels,” “Dallas,” “Footloose.” Though Gen Xers tend to roll their eyes at attempts to recreate their favorite movies, TV shows and trends, Bellmont says he’s happy with anything that helps younger generations to understand the things he holds dear from his childhood. Bellmont and Cooper – back from

a summertime whirlwind press tour, including a spot on NBC’s “The Today Show” – are considering a second book, this time devoted to the 1990s. They also run a blog, www. “This stuff is intertwined into my DNA,” he says. “I get such a kick out of it.” The book sells for $12.95 at major retail and online stores and at www. whateverhappenedtopuddingpops. com.

Q AND A WITH BRIAN BELLMONT What are some of your favorite nostalgic toys? I really love Weebles. And the “Six Million Dollar Man” figures were great. They even did spin-offs – they made an Oscar Goldman doll – a man in a suit with an exploding briefcase. Name some of your favorite ‘70s and ‘80s TV shows. “Silver Spoons” is one, and of course “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “CHiPs.” My wife and I were in Vegas once when Erik Estrada walked into our hotel, and I had to run up and introduce myself and get my picture taken with him. I was giddy. What three words would people use to describe you? Creative, enthusiastic and funny. What’s a memorable experience you’ve had since the

Online From Atari games to the PBS kids’ show “ZOOM,” everyone has favorites from the ‘70s and ‘80s. What’s yours? Visit and search “pudding pops.” Then log in and start sharing your most cherished memories.

Book signings Saturday, Oct. 15, 10-10:30 a.m. 2011 Twin Cities Book Festival Morning Mixer Minneapolis Community and Technical College Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m. Reading and signing, Bookcase of Wayzata 607 E. Lake Street, Wayzata (952) 473-8341 Friday, Oct. 21, 7-8 p.m. Reading and signing, Barnes & Noble, St. Cloud 3940 Division St. (320) 251-9164

book came out? I met Kathie Lee Gifford on “The Today Show” right after she pet a lemur.

Do you know someone who would make a good Faces in the Crowd candidate? Call the editor at (952) 345-6378 or e-mail

Blue-ribbon baker headlines upcoming Senior Expo BY KRISTIN HOLTZ

Marjorie Johnson is a bundle of energy, epitomizing the excitement of the Minnesota State Fair, a place where she’s won more than 1,000 blue ribbons over the years for her baked goods. The 4-foot-8 dynamo baker/author extraordinaire will be the main speaker at the Scott County Senior Expo Friday, Oct. 21 at Shakopee High School. The annual expo includes vendors, live entertainment, presentations, prizes, breakfast and lunch for active older adults. “It’s just a fun, informative day for them,” said Denise Loesch, program manager for the senior nutrition program with the CAP Agency. Johnson, author of “Blue Ribbon Baking,” will be talking about her life, walking red carpets and meeting famous celebrities like Jay Leno and Rosie O’Donnell.

To go What: Scott County Senior Expo, a day of vendors and exhibitions for older active adults When: 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Where: Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave. W. Cost: $10, includes lunch Register: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St., Shakopee; e-mail; call (952) 233-9500 Marjorie Johnson Also speaking at the event is Bob Showers, an avid Twins fan and author of “The Twins at the Met.” Showers published the book in August 2009, shortly before the Twins opened their new stadium, Target Field.

Showers, who also wrote “Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne,” will be sharing stories of his interviews with Twins greats, like Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew and Kent Hrbek, Loesch said.

Gerontologist Deborah Dolan will be speaking about “Family Conversations: Aging Parents and Adult Children.” Dolan is an advocate for aging who urges families to develop proactive plans to support older adults. The senior expo has been around at least 10 years, held annually during the Friday of Education Minnesota week, Loesch said. Last year, 125 seniors attended. Organizers are expecting a bigger crowd next week. “Every year, we just do it a little better and that makes us very excited,” said Loesch, an original committee member. “We’re putting on a pretty good show.” Attendees are asked to register in advance at the Shakopee Community Center or e-mail sfoley@ci.shakopee. for an electronic registration form. Call (952) 233-9500 for more information. Those who need a ride to the event can call SmartLink Transit at (952) 496-8341.

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Co-Dependents Anonymous Co-Dependents Anonymous group support meets at 16150 Arcadia Ave., Prior Lake. Men’s Co-Dependents 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 Jefferson 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 Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other. The groups 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.

Young Life Scott County Young Life is part of a worldwide, nondenominational Christian organization for high school students that offers 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.

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 momsintouch. org and click on “group locator.”

Savage Unity AA

Marine Corps League

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.

The Marine Corps League meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Dan Patch American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage. For more information, call Pete Williams at (612) 730-0999.


Winner’s Circle

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.

The Winner’s Circle Chapter of Business Network International meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at 1101 Adams St., Shakopee. For more information, call Darren Kurilko at (952) 947-0323.

Gamblers Anonymous 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 e-mailing

American Legion The Prior Lake American Legion meets the third Monday of each month at 8 p.m. at the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave., Prior Lake. For more information, call Bob Roe at (952) 447-5811.

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 fi nd out more information, contact Mandy Reinert Nash at (952) 226-2410 or Sharlene Czajkowski at (952) 447-1780, e-mail or visit

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 filled with games, fun and music. For more i n for mation on t he schedule and location, call Jennifer Schroeder at (952) 402-9123 or visit the website at www.scottcountymn.

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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 fi rst 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 AA meets at 8 p.m. All people in recovery are welcome to attend.

Domestic violence Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women offers ongoing weeknight and weekday support groups for women who are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. On-site childcare is provided. For location and more information, call (952) 873-4214.

NAMI The Scott County chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Valley Green Workforce Center, 752 Canterbury Road, Shakopee. The meetings are open to all who are interested (including those living with the illness). For more information, call Janet Williams at (952) 890-1669 or Kevin Wineman at (952) 496-8513, or visit

Suicide grief support A suicide grief support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Queen of Peace Hospital, 301 Second St., New Prague. The meeting location is the Jameen Mape Room. Enter through the emergency room doors; use the southeast elevators to the lower level. For more information, call Sally at (952) 758-4735.

Mothers of Multiples Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples will meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Apple Valley Community Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. For more information, e -mail

Support for RSD/CRPS A support group for anyone affected by Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome meets from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month at the Savage Public Library, 13090 Alabama Ave., Savage. The group encourages a positive, caring group and has a variety of topics. The group is facilitated by Bonnie Scherer, but all members decide on all aspects of the meetings. For more information, call (952) 457-7586.

River Valley Toastmasters The Minnesota River Valley Toastmasters will meet on the second, third and fourth Mondays of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. The group now meets at the Prior Lake fire station, 16776 Fish Point Road. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Shirley at (952) 447-4621 or visit

Widows and widowers Widows’ and Widowers’ Circle of Friends is a social group for those who have lost a spouse. The group meets at 5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. For more information, call Ethel at (952) 888-1035.

Sexual assault/abuse Survivors of Sexual Assault/Abuse is a confidential, 10-week support group for survivors of sexual assault or abuse that meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on varying days in the Sexual Violence Center, 510 Chestnut St., Suite 204, Chaska. For more information, call Kristi at (952) 448-5425.

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Adults Couponing 101 Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake. Cost is $25. Follow the Bone Deer Cutting Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th St., Savage. Cost is $42. Microsoft Excel Intermediate Mondays, Oct. 24-Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Prior Lake High School. Cost is $135. Portion Distortion: Do We Really Know How Much We are Eating? Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School. Cost is $19. Parents Getting in Touch Tuesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Prior Lake High School. Cost is $89. How to Get Into College and Pay for it Without Going Broke (for parents of juniors and seniors) Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Prior Lake High School. Cost is $19/person or $29/partners. Knife Skills Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Middle School, 15855 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake. Cost is $49. Cooking Indian Style – Healthy Stuffed Flatbread Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School. Cost is $49. Women, Weight and Hormones: Seven Strategies for Fighting Fat After 40 Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Prior Lake High School. Cost is $31, or $26 for those 55 and up. Gentle Yoga: Tuesdays, Nov. 1-22, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Club Prior in the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Cost is $32. Viking Weave Jewelry Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School. Cost is $45. Youth After-school classes are offered at all elementary schools. These classes are starting soon: Mad Science (grades 1-5), Computer Explorers-Video Game Animation: Nintendo Games (grades 1-5), Youth Enrichment League-LEGO X: Gear Jammers (grades 1-5), Abrakadoodle Art (grades K-5) and more. Drama Club (sixth through eighth g rades) Mondays, T uesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 25-Jan. 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School. Cost is $75. Disney Princesses Art (ages 3-6) Tuesdays, Nov. 1-22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St., Prior Lake. Cost is $49. Fencing (grades 2-10) Wednesdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School. Cost is $79. Advanced Babysitting (ages 11-15) Wednesdays, Nov. 2, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the District Services Center. Cost is $65.

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americanslice A MESSAGE OF PEACE

Members of New Spirit United Church of Christ in Savage dedicated a peace pole on Oct. 2. Peace poles are handcrafted monuments erected around the world as international symbols of peace. On each of the four sides of the pole are four languages depicting the same message: “May peace prevail on Earth.” New Spirit’s Peace Pole has inscriptions in English, Spanish, Somali and Lakota. SUBMITTED PHOTO



Church to host craft fair, bake sale I m m a nuel Lut hera n Chu rch, 2 0 2 0 0 Fai rl aw n Ave., Prior Lake, will have a craft fair and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Lu nch wi l l be ser ved. Takeout is available. For more information, visit www.immanuel-fi shlake. org or call (952) 492-6010.

The CAP Agency, a private, nonprofit organization providing human services to families and individuals in Scott, Carver and Dakota counties, has the following volunteer opportunities available. For more information about volunteering with the CAP Agency, or information about group volunteering, call Linda Shelton at (952) 402-9856 or visit Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or supervised by an adult.

CHORE Services Help with indoor and outdoor home maintenance for older adults so they can live

Play bingo to win a turkey The Church of St. Catherine, 24425 Old Highway 13 Blvd., Jordan, will host turkey bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The cost is $ 5 per card for the entire a fternoon, and $1 per coverall game. Turkey gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. Free lunch will be provided. For more information, call (952) 492-6276.

independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Seasonal and ongoing opportunities available. Great for community and youth groups. Call Terry at (952) 402-9835.

Crisis Nursery Shakopee Licensed child care and foster care providers can provide short-term care for children whose families are working through a crisis. Experienced social workers/crisis response workers can help to answer calls from families. Training and supervision is provided. Flexible weekdays, evenings and weekends. Call Jen at (952) 960-9711.

Fare for All Express Assist this popular discount grocery program at St. Mark’s Church in Shakopee. Assist customers in choosing packages and filling orders. Call Jody at (952) 402-9831.

Food shelf driver Pick up donated food items from local grocery stores in Scott County one or two mornings per week. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and have a clean driving record. Call Linda at (952) 402-9856.

Food support outreach Help individuals complete

applications for county-run federal program that helps lowincome families get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. Or, attend local events to educate the public about the food suppor t prog ram. T raining is provided. Call Terry at (952) 402-9835.

Head Start Share your time and skills with this preschool program. Help with field trips and classroom activities, share a story about your family heritage or teach children about your job or hobby. Flexible mornings and a fternoons during the

school year. Call Deb at (651) 322-3504.

Senior nutrition Help to provide hot meals to seniors by volunteering as a Meals on Wheels driver or at a congregate dining site. Weekday mornings, f lexible commitment. Call Denise at (952) 402-9855.

Thrift shop Accept, sort and display donations in the store. Monday through Saturday; call for available times. Must be at least 16. Call Linda at (952) 402-9856.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Information provided here is offered as a service through this paper in cooperation with the Scott-Carver Association for Volunteer Involvement. SAVI works to increase the effective use of volunteers to meet community needs throughout the area. Participation is open to individuals and organizations working in the volunteer sector in both counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities announces its newest program, Big Families, which engages a mentor in a relationship with a young

month. Training provided. Volunteer one, two or more dates. Contact: Kathy at (952) 445-0378 or info@

person with a defi ned supplemental role for the mentor’s family. Contact: (651) 789-2490.

Scott County Historical Society

Sexual Violence Center

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

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.

PRIOR LAKE CHURCH DIRECTORY Online Church Directory — place your newspaper worship ad on our online worship directory For more information call 952-447-6669

Prior Lake Baptist Church Loving God, Exalting Christ, Revering God’s Word, Building Christ’s Church - together

Pastor Ron Groschel 952-447-2824 SUNDAY SERVICES

Morning Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/ Adult Bible Fellowship 10:40 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY SERVICES

Bible Study Awana Club (Oct. - Apr.)

7:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m.

Home of Prior Lake Christian School (Preschool - 12th grade) visit us at:

Join us for Worship Sunday at 8:45 & 10:45 a.m.

Growing in Faith, Living to Serve


One block West of Cty. Rd. 21 on Cty. Rd. 42

1026 E 205th St, Jordan (952) 492-2249

Join us for Family Worship Sunday Worship .......................................9:00AM Sunday School .........................................10:15AM Youth Group Meets Sunday 5:00PM - 7:00pm

L.O.R.D. Love Others Rejoice Daily Pastor Larry G. Kasten 952.217.1113

The People of the United Methodist Church Welcome You

All-day Preschool & Childcare Year Round Openings Available 33 months & up


5995 Timber Trail SE Prior Lake

952-447-6191 16150 Arcadia Ave SE 952-447-2990 (2 blocks W. of Hwy. 13 on Dakota)

Pastor Rance Settle 14085 Pike Lake Trail Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 445-1779 Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Sunday School & Adult Bible Class 10:20 AM

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

16311 Duluth Avenue SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-447-2491

Nursery available during 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Mass St. Michael Catholic School Grades PreK-8 952-447-2124



St. Michael Catholic Church

Casual Family Worship Sundays at 10:30

Childcare available during service

Sunday Worship 8:30 and 10:30 a.m Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sept.-May

Holy Cross Lutheran Church LCMS

County Rd. 42 & Pike Lake Trail

Join us as we navigate life together!

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Worship Service | 9:00 a.m. Bi-Lingual Preschool Coming for 2011-12 School Year ✝ Bi-lingual English and Spanish ✝ Christ centered program ✝ Fun environment

16840 Highway 13 S, Prior Lake, MN


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Frightmares Buck Hill transforms into haunt for ghouls, goblins and vampires

Frightmares at Buck Hill


Location: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville


ach October, a number of Halloween attractions open their gates and corn fields, but none have the backdrop quite like Frightmares does in Burnsville. The third-year attraction is set on the base of Buck Hill. With a near-full moon passing through rolling clouds coming over the hill on opening weekend, it was a great start to 13 October dates of screams and frights. Jessica Stone, Marketing Director for Frightmares, said the idea for the Halloween spook came from her parents. “It goes way back. My parents (Chuck and Nancy) started Buck Hill in 1954 and my dad would always talk about doing something like this,” she said. Frightmares opened in 2009 and the lineup of freakishly frightening spooks continues to evolve. Old favorites such as the Victorian Orchard Manor Dead and Breakfast and the BellharmLovejoy Asylum return to the

park. Prepare to be scared as you transcend into the secrets of the “History of the Hill” with a walk through the Haunted Hollow burial grounds that begins with an 800-foot ride up the hill on the “magic carpet.” More than 100 ghouls, goblins and vampires have taken over the grounds and are ready to welcome you into their homes – where the dead are their playmates and visitors are their prey. “It’s like a Broadway act,” added Stone, who said the turnover in actors is pretty minimal because they want to keep coming back for more.

HISTORY OF THE HILL The story begins in a patch of land west of Crystal Lake, in what is now known as Burnsville. Whispers began to spread among settlers that something unnatural, something unwholesome about a nearby hillside. For many years this land was avoided. This changed in 1891, when a stubborn but wealthy Scot, Hector Cromarty, insisted on building a home for himself and his ill-fated bride, Mary Cromarty. There, the couple resided in a grand Victorian

Time: 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 14-15, 21-23, 28-30 Cost: $20 per person; $2 off coupons available at Subway and SuperAmerica locations; Wednesday and Thursdays are Student ID nights. Present a Student ID to receive $2 off. Info:


named Orchard Manor. By 1896 Hector Cromarty’s wealth was gone. He and his wife opened the manor as a bed and breakfast to travelers to help bring in funds. Not even Mary’s Scottish cooking could lure local patronage to the manor. After Mary’s death in 1901 of an undiagnosable wasting disease, Cromarty slipped into madness. The ultimate fate of Hector Cromarty became one of the mysteries of the hill.

NEW LOOK FOR 2011 While tours of the Orchard Manor and Haunted Hollow remain,

Frightmares at Buck Hill has four main attractions, including the Orchard Manor Dead and Breakfast and the Haunted Hollow. The third-year Halloween themed-park has 11 remaining dates available.

there are new attractions for the 2011 shows as well. The Fright Factory received an upgrade that makes the spookiness pop out. Visitors that step into the Deville Industrial Paint Manufacturing Plant are asked to wear safety glasses. “We redesigned it in 3D. A guy from Michigan designed it and it is pretty incredible,” Stone said. Also new is the Scream Scene


a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: 5K early registration through Oct. 6 $20; standard registration Oct. 7-noon Oct. 27 $25; 7:30-8:30 p.m. race day registration $30; Kids’ Pumpkin Run fee $5; Kids’ Run registration not accepted on the day of the race. Location: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee Info: or (952) 233-9500

The Trail of Terror includes two-and-a-half miles of scares with more than 15 scary attractions. New features this year include the Zombie Pub Crawl, bean bag tournaments, costume contests and beer pong. Time: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 13-30 Cost: Adult $18.95; child $12.95 at the gate; tickets may be purchased at Walgreens in advance for adult $15.95 and child $9.95 Location: Three miles south of Shakopee on Hwy. 169 Info: or (952) 445-7361

GHOULS AND GOBLINS AT THE MAZE During this spook-friendly Halloween celebration for the whole family, take the Trick or Treat Trail to the Magical Maze Garden and enjoy family fun in the visitor center. Pre-registration required. Time: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Free gate admission during the event Location: Garden Maze and Visitor Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: Register at ghoulsandgoblins.aspx or (952) 443-1422

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN ADVENTURES Celebrate Halloween nature’s way. Trickor-treat on a not-so-scary animal puppet and games trail for a scary good time. Enjoy the mad scientist’s lab and warm up by a campfire. Take a ride on the spooky horse-drawn wagon ride. Come in costume and bring a bag for goodies. Reservations required for arrival time; reference activity #463007-H1-H2-H3-H4. For ages 2 and older. Time: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 Cost: $7 if pre-registered; $8 day of the event Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or


Longtime Twin Cities broadcast journalist Don Shelby plays The Narrator with Andre Shoals as Frank-N-Furter.

‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ “The Rocky Horror Show” is the biggest, baddest rock-n-roll musical of them all. Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including “Sweet Transvestite,” “Damn it Janet” and “Time Warp,” the show is a non-stop party. A professional cast of Twin Cities talent will star in the show, and it will also feature WCCO TV and Minnesota legend Don Shelby as “The Narrator.” Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Oct. 31 Cost: General admission $46.50; VIP $55 Location: The Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Minneapolis Info: (612) 333-7977 or

GHOST WALK Follow a guide along candlelit streets in the Village of Eagle Creek. Visit historic buildings and hear costumed interpreters share folktales, legends, superstition and history. Enjoy refreshments and the warmth of a campfire. Reservations required; reference activity #438407-20-21-22. For ages 12 and older. Time: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Cost: $6 Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-6700 or


GOBLIN BOOGIE DANCE PARTY The Enigma Center will become a haunted Halloween haven so costumed kids can march through and dance to boogie music. There will be classic disco and boogie tunes, dancing lights, bubble machines and hula hoops for this morning dance party for preschoolers age 3-5 and their families. Time: 10-11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Cost: $5 per child Location: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee Info: or (952) 233-9500

HALLZOOWEEN AT THE ZOO Families can bring their little goblins and ghouls to the Zoo for Halloween fun. Children are invited to dress up as a favorite Zoo animal or other creature of choice and enjoy crafts, critters, and treats. Watch as the animals enjoy some pumpkin action and check out the Scarecrow Alley display Family Farm. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30; treats and goodies 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while supplies last; Halloween craft 11

– an all-ages zone featuring entertainment each Friday and Saturday. Local radio stations K102 and KDWB will visit in coming weeks. Other attractions are Kevin Hall’s Magic Show on Fridays and Saturdays and live entertainment in Tucker’s Bar and Grill from some of the Twin Cities’ best bands. Hall was recently featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.


Planet Spooky at ValleySCARE offers kid-friendly Halloween fun through Oct. 30.

a.m.-2 p.m.; special creature feature shows on the hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Adults $18; children 3-12 and 65+ $12; ages 0-2 free; parking $5; Zoo members free admission and parking Location: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Info: or (952) 431-9200

HALLOWEEN HAUNT AND PLANET SPOOKY The Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE is a world of terrifying mazes and scare zones that will bring fears and phobias to life. Guests will experience nine haunted attractions, creepy live entertainment and signature thrill rides. Daytimes Saturdays and Sundays, the all new Planet Spooky is open for all ages to join Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang for non-

scary Halloween activities and attractions, including a hay-bale maze, trick or treat trail, storytelling and a variety of family and children’s rides. Time: Halloween Haunt is open 7 p.m.midnight Thursdays and Fridays, noonmidnight Saturdays, noon-7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 14-15, 20-22 and 27-29; Planet Spooky is open noon-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only. Cost: All-day regular admission for ages 3-61 $41.99; starlight admission (after 7 p.m. Thursday and Fridays; after 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, Oct. 30) $31.99; juniors/seniors 3 years and less than 48” tall and 62 years and older $9.99 Location: Valleyfair, One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee Info: or (952) 445-6500

Snakes, bats, toads, spiders and other mysterious wildlife have been the subject of myths and superstition over the years. This family program should dispel some of the myths. Hear a talk about and meet some of these “scary” animals. After the program take a trick or treat scavenger hunt on the Hillside Trail. Those who are able to answer 10 questions about wild animals will receive a treat bag. Children can come dressed as their favorite wild animal. Led by naturalist Beth Girard. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Free Location: Bloomington Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or minnesotavalley

JACK-O-LANTERN 5K AND KIDS’ PUMPKIN RUN Dress in costume for the third annual Jack-o’-Lantern 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Run. Halloween costumes encouraged with prizes for best costume and awards for the top three male and female finishers in each age group. The race begins and ends at the Shakopee Community Center. Time: 5K 9 a.m.; kids’ Pumpkin Run 10:15

Enjoy family fun making a pumpkin patch or witch’s hat and listen to the book “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman. Admission to the Stans Museum and research library are free during Kids Kraft events. Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Free, but pre-registration required Location: Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St., Shakopee Info: (952) 445-0378 or

CREEPY CRAWLIES Meet some of the critters that make people go “Ewww!” and learn why we think they are creepy. Experience live creepy crawlies up close. Discover how they are important to the environment. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

SCARY SKATE AND SPOOKY FAMILY FUN NIGHT Test out a scary or funny costume the night before Halloween. Bring family and friends for a night of crafts, open gym and family entertainment. Spin and skate to a spooky beat in the ice arena. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 Cost: Free; limited skate rental at $3 per pair Location: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee Info: or (952) 233-9500

PUMPKIN PALOOZA DISPLAY Check out the display of thousands of pumpkins inside the Oswald Visitor Center and surrounding landscapes. On Pumpkin Palooza Weekend, Oct. 22 and 23, watch master pumpkin carvers, learn pumpkingrowing tips and catch other fun events. Time: Through Oct. 31 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

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let'sGo!Calendar session of 20- to 30-minute themed story times for ages 18-36 months with a parent or caregiver. Time: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 17 Cost: Free Location: Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Info: Registration is required; call (952) 447-3375 or visit the library

WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS! Listings are printed free but not guaranteed, although we do our best to include them. Submit your events through our website, where you can find many more local and regional fun things to do. You can also send an e-mail to editor@plamerican. com. Deadline is noon on the Tuesday prior to publication. For information call (952) 345-6378.



OCT. 15

Michael Matone and the Masters of Jazz will present the music of Frank Sinatra and friends in this special one-performance-only celebration. Matone delivers Sinatra’s tunes with pizzazz and style. The show features the hits of Frank Sinatra and a salute to the legendary singers of Las Vegas. Time: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Cost: Orchestra $33; balcony $29 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or

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, chemicalfree 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, through late October Cost: Free to attend; items for purchase Location: Main Avenue, downtown Prior Lake Info:

SOUTH OF THE RIVER ROUNDUP The River Valley YMCA hosts this second annual event, with a buffet dinner, a silent auction and music by the Tuxedo Band. Time: 5:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Cost: $50 per person Location: The Wilds Golf Club, 3151 Wilds Ridge Court, Prior Lake Info: (952) 230-6665 or renee.

RESCUE ROUNDUP Carver-Scott Humane Society is hankering to tell its city slicker friends about its ninth annual fall fundraiser, Rescue Roundup, to help homeless animals. “Cookie” will fire up the grill to serve steak sandwiches, cowboy beans, steak fries and fixings for all those “home on the range” appetites. A silent auction and cash bar also are planned. Time: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 Cost: $20 in advance at; $25 at the door Location: The Mustard Seed Landscaping and Garden Center, 6055 Highway 212, Chaska Info: or (952) 368-3553 (line 4)

RAPTORS IN THE YARD Meet a captive merlin and barred owl and learn about these birds of prey. Cameras welcome. For all ages Time: 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 Cost: Free Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or

COMEDIAN MICHAEL THORNE Audiences love Michael Thorne’s energetic style, his insightful jokes and his cartoon-like vocal delivery. Comedian Rio Hillman will also perform. Time: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 Cost: $13 for 8 p.m. show; $10 for 10:30 p.m. show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 1st Ave., Shakopee Info: shakopee



The Prior Lake High School Dance Team will trick-or-treat for nonperishable food and household items to benefit the CAP Agency. People can also drop off donations at Prior Lake High School between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Donations Location: Throughout Prior Lake

OCT. 17 BENEFIT GARAGE SALE Donate items to the VFW Women’s Auxiliary’s upcoming garage sale (set for Oct. 21-22) to benefit the CAP Agency’s Christmas toy drive. Time: Drop off items after 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17-Wednesday, Oct. 19 Location: Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Info: (952) 226-6208

HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE ZOO Visit the Family Farm to check out the hay maze, cow and goat milking demonstrations and butter churning. Also featured during the festival will be music by the Czech Lites, fall craft activities, face painting, apple press demonstrations, a hay maze, tractor simulator and spinner and weaver demonstrations. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15-16, 22-23 Cost: Harvest Festival activities free with regular Zoo admission of adults $18; children 3-12 and 65+ $12; ages 0-2 free; parking $5; Zoo members free admission and parking Location: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Info: or (952) 431-9200


Look for migrating birds on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Old Cedar Avenue Trailhead in Bloomington.



ea rch for mig rati ng bi rds


including warblers, raptors

OCT. 19

and waterfowl this Tuesday, October 25 at 8-10 a.m. Birders of all skill levels are welcome

WILD ANIMALS Meet wild animals up close during this city of Prior Lake recreation program. Time: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 19 Cost: $5 per child (residents); $10 per child (non-residents) Location: Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. Info: (952) 447-9820 or

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole family. The October theme is Falling Leaves. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

on this free walk. Bring binoculars and field



The annual craft boutique and bake sale will feature the work of local artisans and crafters. Other highlights include coffee and cider in the morning and lunch at noon, served by the VFW Auxiliary. Prize drawings will take place every hour from 1 to 5 p.m. Funds go to scholarships and to support youth activities. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Items for purchase Location: Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Info: Barb Prindle (952) 447-5984


guide and dress for the weather. The trek is led by volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel dell and d db begins i att Old C Cedar d A Avenue Trailhead, 9500 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington. on. For more information, call (952) 854-5900 or go to


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, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 Cost: $25 per night Location: Savage Art Studios & Gallery, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage Info:


OCT. 16 DANCE FOR DIABETES Calvin’s Cure Club will host this fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Jack Diddley will provide music; other highlights include a silent auction, a taco bar, drinks and chances to win prizes. Time: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Cost: $5 donation (under 18); $10 donation (18 and up) Location: Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage Info: or (612) 877-0051


OCT. 20 SEVER’S CORN MAZE AND FALL FESTIVAL Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival features activities, food and attractions including jumping pillows, pumpkin slinger, corn cannon, corn pit, pig races, giant slide, petting zoo, straw bale maze and a canary tent. No pets allowed. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; Friday, Oct. 21; Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30 Cost: Ages 4 and older $13; ages 3 and younger free Location: 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee Info: (952) 974-5000 or

CONCERTINA FESTIVAL AND DANCE The Czech Area Concertina Club will sponsor a Concertina Festival and Dance. Time: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Cost: Adults $5; 18 and younger free Location: New Prague Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Ave. S., New Prague

ALL THINGS MINNESOTA BOOK CLUB October’s featured book is “Minnesota Haunting: Ghost Stories from the Land of 10,000 Lakes” by Ryan Jacobson. Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Cost: Free Location: Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St., Shakopee Info: (952) 445-0378 or

FALL COLOR AND RIVER HIKE Enjoy an afternoon of hiking through the fall colors on the Refuge along the Minnesota River. Hike along the State Corridor Trail which is a paved and gravel trail meandering along the forested floodplain connecting to the Bloomington Ferry Unit. The hike will be approximately 3.5 miles long. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Led by Park Ranger Mara Koenig. Time: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 20 Cost: Free Location: Wilkie Unit, 7701 Cty. Rd. 101 E., Shakopee Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley


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GEORGE LOPEZ George Lopez has been a television staple for nearly a decade, culminating in a career as an actor, comedian, radio host and author. Time: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Cost: $65 Location: Mystic Showroom, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Info: or (952) 496-6563

Kids Kraft returns after a long summer holiday just in time for Halloween. Gather up the kids for a pumpkin story and a Halloween craft at the Scott County Historical Society’s October event. Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Cost: Free (includes free museum admission) Location: Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St., Shakopee Info: Registration required; call (952) 445-0378 or e-mail info@



Arthur Kipps has a story to tell – a SCOTT COUNTY story that has tormented him for SENIOR EXPO decades. Join him on a journey to the Join area seniors for live past and find yourself drawn into a entertainment, presentations, vendor tale of mystery, intrigue and terror as exhibits and prizes. Speakers include he tries to unravel the twisted history Bob Showers on “The Twins at the of a remote village. “The Woman in Met;” Deborah Dolan on “Family Black” is a classic horror story that has Conversations: Aging Parents and been terrifying audiences in London for Adult Children;” and baker/entertainer more than 20 years, and will soon be Marjorie Johnson, author of “Blue released as a major motion picture. Ribbon Baking.” Time: Evening and matinee Time: Continental breakfast 8-8:45 showtimes through Oct. 23 a.m.; program 8:45 a.m.-1:15 Cost: Adults $20; students and p.m. Friday, Oct. 21; pre-register by seniors $17 Wednesday, Oct. 19 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Cost: $10 includes lunch Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Location: Shakopee High School, Info: (952) 895-4680 or 100 17th Ave. W., Shakopee Info: or (952) TODDLER STORY TIME 233-9508; registration forms also available at Shakopee Community Openings are still available for the Center Prior Lake Library’s second fall

Fishers4Christ will host this dinner, featuring pork chops, choice of potato, choice of vegetable, applesauce, pie, ice cream and a beverage. Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children 12 and under, free for children under 3 Location: Immanuel Fish Lake Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave., Prior Lake Info: (952) 492-6010 or

BOOK CLUB FOR SENIORS Join a book club for seniors the first Tuesday of each month. (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot) Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1 Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free Location: Club Prior, in the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Info: (952) 447-9783





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Library to host author talk, writing class The Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., will host author Peter Geye at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Geye will talk about his book, “Safe from the Sea,” which recounts the struggles of a father and son to reconcile while reliving a horrific shipwreck that the father survived years earlier. The book won a 2010 Indie Lit Best Literary Fiction Award and was a Women’s National Book Association “Nation-

al Reading Group Month” selection. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The library also will offer a f r e e w r iting class for Peter adults, “MakGeye ing it Real,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The class will analyze techniques used by great writers in developing prose, whether memoir of fiction, long form or short. The class includes lecture, discussion and writing exercises. Instructor Kate St. Vincent Vogl is author of “Lost and Found: A Memoir of Mothers” and teaches creative writing at the Loft and elsewhere. Class size is limited; registration is required. Call the library at (952) 447-3375.

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The Prior Lake City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. A workshop is planned at 4:30 p.m. on topics including: energy-saving study proposal; bonding for 2011 and 2012; and a discussion about Welcome Avenue. The workshop is open to the public. 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 meeting minutes from Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, 2011 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 roll-call vote. Any

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 B. Consider approval of treasurer’s report C. Consider approval of building permit summary report D. Consider approval of animal control services report E. Consider approval of fire department report F. Consider approval of third-quarter contributions and grants G. Consider approval of a temporary on-sale liquor license for the Prior Lake VFW Items removed from consent agenda Presentations: A. Outgoing advisory committee recognition Public hearings: A. Special assessment public hearing for the 2011 unpaid special charges and consider approval of a resolution adopting the assessment roll for the unpaid special charges B. Public hearing for 2011 reconstruction project assessments Old business: A. Consider approval of an easement agreement for West Avenue ponding. B. Consider approval of a report with respect to a residential survey. New business: A. Consider approval of an amendment to the Hickory Shores planned-unit development and consider approval of a preliminary plat to be known as Hickory Shores second addition B. Appoint advisory committees Other business/council member reports: A. Community events Adjournment

Hydrant flushing to begin Oct. 10 Depending on weather, the city of Prior Lake Public Works department will begin fall hydrant flushing on Monday, Oct. 10. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, Oct. 28. The following is a schedule of areas to be flushed: Oct. 10-28: East of upper and lower Prior Lake, including service areas in Spring

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Lake Township. Oct. 10-28: West of upper and lower Prior Lake All areas will be signed prior to flushing. During the hydrant f lushing period, residents should run cold water and make sure it is clea r before washi ng clothes. Although the city has scheduled areas to be flushed, it is possible to experience yellow

or brown water in other areas because of user demand. T he hyd rant f lushing is done to purge the distribution system of stagnant water and minerals and to allow maintenance employees to identify hydrants and valves in need of repair. For more information, call the city’s public works department at (952) 447-9830.

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Second-half property taxes are due on Monday Second-half property taxes for Scott County are due on Monday, Oct. 17. Several options are available to make payments: Pay in person at customer service in the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays or 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mail payments – must be postmarked on or before Oct. 17. Use tax payment drop-box in front of customer service and near the front reception desk at the government center during business hours.

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Use payment drop-boxes at all Scott County libraries through Oct. 17. Use tax payment drop-box available in parking lot B near the postal mailbox on the north side of the government center through Oct. 17. Drop off payments curbside from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in parking lot B on the north side of the government center. Have property taxes automatically deducted from checking or savings accounts on the due date shown on tax payment stubs. For more information on direct deposit, call (952) 496-8153.

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Buddy the beagle was lost and alone, wandering aimlessly. Buddy loves nothing more than to lie next to you and take meandering walks. Fetch is also a must in his life. Buddy has been completely vetted and is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm-negative. In addition to Buddy, Rainbow Animal Rescue has 20-plus kittens and cats ready for adoption, including Siamese, calico, white, Maine coon, tabby, tortoiseshell, orange, black and gray. Kittens have been socialized in homes. All cats and kittens live in foster homes and are socialized. They have been vet-checked, feline leukemia/FIV tested nega-

tive, and have required shots. All cats over 6 months of age have been spayed or neutered. All kittens under 6 months receive a certificate for a free spay/neuter included in the adoption fee. All cats and kittens come with a welcome pack including free food, blanket, coupons, treats and discounts at Pet Supplies Plus. This pet is being fostered at Rainbow Animal Rescue in Prior Lake. If you can give a pet a home, call (952) 440-3824, e-mail rainbow.animal.rescue@gmail. com, or visit Pet Supplies Plus in Burnsville from noon to 3 p.m. every Saturday. Pets also can be viewed online at www.petfinder. com (enter zip code 55372).

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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. New: Free Latin fitness class, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. People of all skill levels can exercise to Latin rhythms. New: Line dance lessons, 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays. The cost is $ 3 payable to the instructor. Afternoon 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 “Everybody Loves Opal,” Wednesday, Nov. 2. See the Old Log Theater’s comedy about a cheerful woman triumphs over a trio of con artists. The bus will leave Club Prior at 10:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. The price is $43 per resident and $48 per nonresidents and includes a coach bus, lunch and the performance. Meal options are available at registration and a cash-only bar is open during lunch and intermission. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 25. Da nceteria wit h Ole Olsson’s Oldti me Orkestra, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Enjoy dancing led by experienced dance instructors Elise Peters and Bruce Bostrom. The evening begins with a traditional Swedish Grand March and continues with a variety of group dances like the Stockholm Schottis, waltz, march and more. Light refreshments will include a variety of Scandinavian holiday goodies. Danceteria with members of the Chemnitzer Concertina Club 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Enjoy classic Old Time and Czech dance numbers. Instructors will help beginners learn polka and waltz steps and show old pros a new step or two. Treat yourself to a little afternoon kolacky and coffee as well. Danceteria events are free, open to the public and will be held on the fi rst Thursday of each month from October through April on the inviting hardwood dance floor of Club Prior. Sign up for these activities at or call the city recreation department at (952) 447-9820. Space is limited.

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Middle School Mania, 2:15 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 16 at the River Valley YMCA, 3575 North Berens Road. Students can come after school and enjoy various activities, including open gym games, swimming, and MSM-only fitness or dance classes, use of teen room equipment, and leadership and team building activities. All participants are required to obey the YMCA Code of Conduct, school rules and any additional rules decided upon by MSM. Students must sign in and out each week and will not be granted re-entry after leaving the building. One-way transportation is provided by bus from under the marquee at Twin Oaks Middle School. Students must be on the bus by 2:20 p.m. MSM will not meet on Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Nov. 25. A healthy snack is included in the program price. Single-session attendance is $5 and students can attend up to 11 sessions for $25. Register through Community Education at Dakota Wild Animals open house, 10 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. Sign up and come check out the animals up close and learn a little about them too on this no-school day. The fee is $5 per child for residents and $10 per child for nonresidents. Parents can attend free. Register online at www. Trick or Treat at City Hall, Monday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can dress in their costumes and come to City Hall and the police station and receive free treats from each department. Guests should bring trick or treat bags. Call (952) 447-9820 in advance for large groups or for additional information. Outdoor Adventures with Active Solutions, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Lakefront Park Pavilion, 5000 Kop Parkway. Weather permitting, Outdoor Adventures will include on- and off-road bicycling, fi shing, canoeing and kayaking in and around Prior Lake for second-through fi fth-graders. Other activities may include cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Please bring a bicycle, helmet, fishing pole (if desired), one very big lunch, one very big snack, shorts, T-shirts, gym shoes, sweat pants, sweatshirts, swimsuist, towels and water bottles. Dress for the weather. The cost is $39 per student and registration is available online at Holiday children’s show, “Cinderella.” See this funny and enchanting retelling of Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale at the Old Log Theater in Excelsior. The bus leaves from the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 – a no-school day – and will return at 1 p.m. The trip is for students in kindergarten and older and the cost is $13 per resident and $18 per nonresident. Guests must be registered by Wednesday, Nov. 16. Disney on Ice’s “Treasure Trove” at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The show features the stories of Rapunzel from “Tangled,” “The Incredibles,” “The Lion King,” “Alice in Wonderland,”

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PARK AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES 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, stop by City Hall, 4646 Dakota St., or call (952) 447-9820. Look for the city Recreation Department’s page on We would enjoy hearing about any new program ideas that you might have for us. Please feel free to contact us with your suggestions, comments or ideas. Call us at (952) 447-9820 or send an email to ldrabant@cityofpriorlake. com.


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3BR/1BA $800. Apt. Remodel! Safe,cln,brght,quiet,Priv deck,plygrnd 1yr lse NrCub/Marshall 722Garden Ln 612-325-7954 7494 Derby LaneTownhome. 2 BR, 2.5 BA, W/D, all appliances, fireplace. 2 story+ loft. 2 car garage. $1,150. Available 11/1. 612-414-3496 952-894-1890 Arlington Ridge Apts 2 BR Apts. For Rent Updated unit-Ready for move in! Starting at $805 CALL 952-496-3281 1219 S. Taylor St. #103


House for sale: 9875 Spring Rd, EP $327,400 952-240-8940

Lots/Acreage 70 tillable acres. Owner/ Agent, 612-756-1899 Farmland for Sale & Wanted. Randy Kubes, Realtor... 612-599-7440

Allure Salon looking for motivated, enthusiastic hair designer and nail technician to join our talented staff. 952-4963331, Bonnie ASSEMBLY 1st & 2nd shift We are looking for a large number of people to work in a cold room environment packaging food items. Excellent opportunity for extra money over the next four Holiday months. Apply ASAP for immediate placement!!! Team Personnel Services Shakopee 952-746-3346


Hillview Motel Micro/ Refrig. Weekly $175 & Up. Daily, $35 & Up. 952-445-7111

Put your faith first, Family second with an Opportunity to earn a Great income! 952-270-6190

New 3 BR, 2.5 BA rambler. $2400/mo Plus utilities. No pets. Brian 612-247-8678

Assembly & Food Mfg, All Shifts Available, Please Call 952-9249000.

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

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

Crime Prevention Specialist - City of Savage For information and application materials visit our website at: employment APPLY BY: October 24, 2011, 4:00pm EOE

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Over 19 Years Experience Licensed and Insured

Basements • Room Additions Complete Home Remodeling Decks/Porches



952-454-7591, Melanie. Home and Office Cleaning. Experienced, reliable, reasonable rates.


Big Enough To Help~Small Enough To Care



Residential, Commercial, Homeowner Associations, and Property Managers

Brick Work Stone Work

We specialize in all of your Repair Needs!

New Member of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce



Chimney Repairs

Highland Home Services Inc. Remodeling ...Repair ... Design

Steve Jenness

cell 612-418-2277

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

~ PARAMOUNT REMODELING, INC. ~ Where Your Dreams Are Paramount *Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling *Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

*Lower Level Finishing *Decks & Exteriors

NO JOB TOO SMALL *** Mention this ad for a 10% discount. Call today for a free consultation (952) 607-6726 MN Lic. 20483289, Fully Insured

DECKS DECKS DECKS New Image Over 17 yrs in decks & porches. For deck do-it-yourselfers: framing & footings. www.newimage

Mike 952-442-1308 Lic#20219985 Ins

Decks, porches, additions, remodeling. Great ideas/ prices. Fred Hartgerink, 952-4473733

CABINETRY KB Custom Cabinets Kitchens, Entertainment Centers, Bars, Built-ins Vanities, Counter Tops. 952-445-7790


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

Builder's Edge Remodeling, Windows, Basements, Additions, Cabinets. Licensed. 952-492-3170

! Country Touch Clean. Several years in business. Reliable/Trusting 612-483-1092

Decorative Concrete Additions - Patios Garage Floors Steps - Sidewalks Aprons - Driveways Stamped, Colored Exposed Aggregate

Free Estimates Licensed Insured


DCI Inc. We are a very diverse company that has expertise inDriveways Patios Foundation repair Chimney restoration Stone fronts Outdoor fireplaces Floor staining, etc....

From the Unique to the Ordinary... Specializing in drives, patios and imprinted, colored and stained concrete. Interior acid stained floors and counter tops.


16 years in business Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Floors, Steps, Block Foundations, Brick Repairs, Footings Call Joe: 952-492-3671

DRAPERIES Drapes, Blinds, Fabrics, Upholstery, Bedspreads. Lakes Interiors. 38 yrs. 952-447-4655.

DRIVEWAYS Radloff & Weber Blacktopping Inc. Driveways, Parking Lots

References- Fully insured

Feel free to text, call or Email Andy, 612-221-1849

Monyok Masonry

Classifieds 952-345-3003

~Since 1971~ Free Estimates


612-221-2181 Free estimates/Insured Decorative stamped concrete, Driveways, Concrete Firepits, Tear-out & replacement, Steps, Floating garage slabs, Swimming pool decks, Poured Wall Foundations & Flat work

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

FLOORING ABOVE ALL HARDWOOD FLOORS & CARPET Floor Installation Sanding & Refinishing Carpet, Tile & Vinyl Installation Exceptional Quality Great Service


ELECTRICAL #Priority Electric Inc. Licensed- Bonded- Insured. No job too small. 952-403-9200 A Licensed Master Electrician at your service Scheffler Electric, Inc. 952-758-3561 POWERTECH Electric. Local. Owner operated. Licensed, insured, clean. Rich: 952-292-8683


Duffy’s HARDWOOD FLOORS •Floor refinishing & sanding •Real wood floors •Dustless refinishing •Water damage specialists •Board patching •Custom staining •Best quality •Best pricing •Most experience in your area •Family owned, 28 years • Free Estimates

952-469-5713 952-426-2790


Landscape & Irrigation Design & Block, Retaining Walls, Paver Driveway, Patios XLake Shore Restoration & Drainage Correction XOutdoor Kitchens/ Fire Pits/ Rain Gardens/Ponds XAeration & Over Seeding/ Fall Clean-Up & Dethatch XTree/Shrub Trimming & Holiday Lighting X Boulder

952-492-3160 R.D. & Associates


Landscape Services 952 445-0663 X

Complete Landscaping Design, Build, Maintain

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

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


Visit our website: Credit Cards Accepted

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

Carpet & Vinyl Shop-At-Home Save $$


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

952-440-WOOD (9663)

Free Estimates

Lowell Russell Concrete

Lebens Masonry


Classifieds 952-345-3003


952-292-2261 Premiere One Landscapes

HEATING/AIR COND Heating, plumbing, remodel and repair, and replacement, new construction. 952-492-2440

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

Classifieds 952-345-3003

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

Call for Hours Wever i l e 952-492-2783 D

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Full-Time COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ASSISTANT The City of Prior Lake is seeking a full-time administrative professional to provide technical, clerical and customer support to the community development division. Responsibilities include support related to land use, permitting, building inspections and engineering projects. See job description for a complete list of duties. Minimum qualifications include training and experience equivalent to a high school education, 5 years progressively responsible administrative experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of technical processes associated with land use, development, and GIS, and work experience for a similar governmental agency preferred. Starting salary is $18.92/hr. $19.91/hr DOQ. Position includes full benefits package. City application is required. Application deadline is 4:30pm, October 31, 2011. For an application packet, visit or contact the City of Prior Lake at 952-447-9800. An EOE/AA Employer.


Express Employment Professionals In Partnership with Apex International Currently have 40+ positions available at Apex International in Chaska Individuals should have: Production & assembly experience Ability to pass a basic skills evaluation High school diploma or GED equivalent required Overtime is Available! 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts Available: $10+/hr o Production/assembly o Compounding/sanitation 7876 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317 Date: Mon. Oct. 17th 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. CALL 952-915-2000 WITH QUESTIONS

TOOLMAKER Experience required in building, repairing, & maintaining blank, progressive, and compound dies for METAL STAMPINGS. If you are interested in VARIETY & PERSONAL GROWTH, we offer: Excellent wages and benefits including Vacation, Insurance, 401(k), & a Profit Sharing Bonus Plan! Please fax, mail or email your resume to: EDi, P.O. Box 85, Jordan 55352 F: 952-492-3790

FSI International,located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has the following opportunities available for candidates with strong electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting experience:

Technician Assembler

Are you looking for a position with stability and growth opportunities? General Equipment is now taking applications for a:

Painter/Welding Fabricator

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GES is a market leader in the Construction ad Aggregate Equipment business. GES has an opening for someone who would like to work for a growing company that grows with its employees. Check us out at and apply. Mail application ATTN: HR General Equipment & Supplies, 4300 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103 Email:

Weekend Shift Supervisor and Weekend Shift Welders


Chart Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom engineered products and systems for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat transfer applications. Chart's New Prague, MN manufacturing campus is a 27-acre site with over 275,000-sq. ft. of heavy manufacturing space. Presently, Chart has immediate openings for a Weekend Shift Supervisor and Weekend Shift Welders. Weekend Shift hours are Friday: 2:15 p.m. - 2:15 a.m., Saturday: 11:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. and Sunday: 11:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Weekend Shift Supervisor Primary responsibilities include directing and leading the workforce, training employees, coordinating workflow through the areas, maintaining safe and efficient operations and promoting a positive work environment. Other responsibilities include improving daily operations using lean manufacturing tools and supervisory skills. The ideal candidate must have a high school education or equivalent and 5+ years of manufacturing supervisory experience. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal skills and also enjoy working with people and tackling issues which arise in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment. Previous experience in manufacturing assembly and knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. The ideal candidate must exhibit the ability to problem solve with the manufacturing team and serve as the primary leadership for the weekend shift. Weekend Shift Welders Primary job responsibilities will include performing complex and critical welding operations on various metals using TIG, MIG, Flux-core, and Sub-arc Welding. The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or GED. Vocational welding program certificate or equivalent welding experience is desired. Candidates must also have the ability to read and interpret drawings and weld symbols. Chart's fast track to a rewarding career includes a competitive compensation and benefits program. If you are interested in the challenge please apply in person. Call or send your resume and/or application to:

Chart Inc. 407 7th Street NW, New Prague, MN 56071 (952) 758-4484 EOE

is seeking to fill a Mechanic Position for Day Shift. Ideal candidate would possess: *Heavy truck mechanic exp. or equivalent schooling *Related experience a plus. *Be D.O.T. certified. (Not required) *Class A license (Not required) *Must have your own tools *Up to $25/hour plus benefits depending on exp. Please send resume to: or apply in person at:

845 Corporate Drive, Jordan, MN

New location opening at Highway 7 & 41 in Shorewood early November. SHIFT SUPERVISORS: Food service and cash handling experience required MORNING PREP/SLICER: Responsible for slicing veggies, meats and cheese DELIVERY DRIVERS: Paid per delivery and keep all personal tips earned COUNTER PERSONS/ SANDWICH MAKERS: Food service or customer service experience preferred PT and FT positions available. Fast-paced, fun environment. Competitive compensation, plus tips. Apply in person at our Eden Prairie location: 16534 W 78th Street, Hwy 5 and Eden Prairie Rd Near Kowalski's Market 952-224-2440 **Do not call or apply between 11am and 2pm** Train at the Eden Prairie location then transfer to our new Shorewood location or work at our EP location in place of one of our transferring employees

Full-Time Drivers: $1500 Sign-On! Regional, OTR, O/O pkgs. 4-5 days out, Home Most Weekends, Great Pay, Benefits. CDL-A. 800-973-9161 Drivers: SW Metro Transportation. Taxi & Medical. All shifts. 612747-3022 Farmers Agency in Savage looking for FT energetic Customer Service rep. Prior experience in insurance preferred. $10-12 based on experience. E-mail resume to: johanna.denger@ Framing, Siding and Window carpenters wanted with all levels of experience. Positions are full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to: jobs@carpentry NOW HIRING!! Immediate openingsMany Print Warehouse Positions. Apply: Primary Program Counselor (Shakopee) Thomas Allen Inc. Exp working w/ developmental disabilities preferred Diabetes exp. a plus! Driver's lic, insur. ,clean record required. Tuesdays-Saturdays evenings FULL TIME. Contact:



Truck Driver/ Mechanic


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.

Finish carpenters wanted with 2-5 years of experience. Position is full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to

Part-Time 10-15 hrs week. Victoria, Bookkeeper, experienced in Peachtree, AR, AP, GL, Sales tax, Payroll tax. Dave 612-7019482 Busy office seeking an energetic, cheerful, self motivated, receptionist, front desk position. Dental experience preferred. Gentle Dental Care 136 W Main St. New Prague 952-758-3003 Immediate PT Openings Excellent Pay Flexible FT/PT Customer sales/svc No exp needed will train All ages 17+ Conditions apply Call Now: 952-746-8999 Need young female to mentor female teen. 4 hours per week. 952448-5761



Auburn Homes & Services is looking for :

TMA/NAR varied shifts- Part time to start with possibility of Full Time

LPN's Part time nights. Includes every other weekend. We also have openings for on-call R.N.'s & L.P.N.'s LTC experience preferred, but not necessary. Download an application at: Or apply in person at 501 Oak Street No. Chaska, Mn. 55318 EOE No phone calls please

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

Personal support person for a DD adult, PT. CNA, CPR, 1st aid, reliable vehicle required. $14/hr. 612-619-8797. Program Counselor(s) (Shakopee) Thomas Allen Inc. 1 yr Exp working w/ developmental disabilities preferred not required, Driver's lic, insur. ,clean record required. Position 1: E/O Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 8am4pm OR Position 2: E/O Sat 8am-4pm & Sun 8am2pm. Contact:

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South Metro Lawn Service seeking individual to fill lawn crew/snowplow operator positions. Experience required. Must have good driving record. Pay DOQ 952445-4336

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Sales Associates for new All My Walls, EP Center location. Apply: Seeking FT mobile HVAC Parts Manager. Must have experience. 952-895-5220 Software Support Specialist. Assist/Train customers in the use of our software product. ERP/ manufacturing software. Experience in Accounting helpful. Analytical skills needed. Precise Salary based on experience. Vacation/ health benefits. Send resume to: SWING DRIVER Looking for driver with experience that is energetic, has a good attendance record, great attitude and clean driving record with CDL license. $14/ hour+ benefits. Apply at: 5980 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake, MN. 952-2266441.

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Locally Grown Quality Trees

Handyman Ser vices

Tree Spade Installed or B &B


Large Variety Including: •Autumn Blaze Maple •Sugar Maple •Red Oak •Evergreens

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!

TREES PLUS Don Mushitz 952-758-4320 Cell: 612-598-5525 #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. 952-445-1812 Paul Bunyan Tree Service. Tree Removal and Trimming. www.paulbunyantree


MOVING? You Call - We Haul

Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates

Core Aeration $59 Fall Cleanup Snow Removal Residential/Commercial

952-440-1131 Hunter Lawn Service. Fall clean-ups, Aeration Tree, Shrub trimming, 952-451-9275 Kerchner Outdoors Now offering snow removal and yard services, including fall clean up. Serving the Lakeville, Savage, Prior Lake, and Shakopee area. Call today for a free estimate. 612-3859010 Dependable, on time. Flexible & efficient!

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

Ext/Int Paint/ Stain ~Carpentry/ Repair~

ODD JOBS Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


“Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090 Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234


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

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

651-480-3400 Family owned since 1979

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

•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


No wall too small


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



Snow Removal Services. Call Brad with OTB for a Bid. 952-3927776

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


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

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


Lic# 20632183

From Putters to Pontiacs, from Plows to Power Macs

Classified has it


Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O

Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

Steve Ries, 612-481-8529


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


Best Drywall LLC


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

Major credit cards accepted



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


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


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

Free Estimates Ins/ Bonded

952-758-2552 We Haul Moving New Prague

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


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



Visa, Discover Mastercard, Amex accepted

Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115 Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440

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

VIDEO PRODUCTIONS Weddings, parties, anniversaries, graduations, retirement, memories. Ron, 952-233-2420

Fall into some good deals in the ThriftMart!

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Part-Time Snow Removal We want you! Sub-contractors & operators of our own equipment. Plow operators, Bobcat operators, Shovelers and Snowblowers. We pay for exp., quick cash, paid immed. Flex. hours. Could lead to FT. 952-393-PLOW (7569) MoveSnowNow@ | Prior Lake American



The Chamber of Commerce is seeking a part time office person. If you have a drive for your community this may be a great opportunity for you! Strong computer and organizational skills a must. Send resume: info@jordan



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

KDS Cleaning Inc. Fax resume: 952-943-0983 or email resume:


In-Home Counselor

All-Terrain Vehicles

StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee & rural Waconia Weekend routes. For further information see our website at;

Treat America Food Services is seeking a PT Line Cook for our Minnetonka, MN location. Days Mon-Fri 7am-1pm Cook must have professional cooking experience. Diploma/GED required. Able to stand on feet and offer exceptional customer service. Go to: to view job requirements and apply! EOE


We need experienced drivers Kelly Services® is hiring temporary drivers for Fedex Ground®, a small-package ground delivery company serving business and residential customers across North America. Minimum six months experience driving like-sized commercial vehicle within last three years required. One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred. 21 years or older Clean driving record Drug screen, background checks and physical Customer service skills Apply today! Call for appointment: 952-445-0056 Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm 5800 12th Ave. East, Shakopee, MN 55379 email resume to: gplstj@tempdriver,net EOE

We are growing – come join us during this exciting time! Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs.


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

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. REDUCED! $8,300. 952-836-6773

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

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

1994 Polaris 400L ATV, with chains. Runs good. $700. 612-991-2420

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

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

Boats, campers, cars, etc. Inside $8/ft. Outside $5/ft. per season. 25 minutes west of Chaska. 320-238-2315 Boat Storage, inside. $10/ ft. Shakopee Area. 952-445-3874, 952-2614039 Indoor Storage: Boats, RV's, etc. $11/ ft. per season. 612-859-1248

Polaris Xplorer 300 4X4 1999 with plow, gun rack, tote box. Starts and runs great. Gently used. $2400 952-3888456

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

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

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


1973 14' Alumacraft boat/ trailer, 15 HP Johnson motor. Needs carb work. Trolling motor/ battery, steering console. $1,125/BO. 952-448-3128

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

27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $15,500. Call Mitch 612-325-7365


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

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

2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630 Roll out 40' aluminum, cedar dock. $2500. 952448-2953


Fill your basket with some great deals thru the Classifieds! Call 952-345-3003 or (place an ad or view all ads on this website)

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



1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $8,500. 612720-2262

Inside storage at Scott County Fairgrounds. 612-919-1076

1963 Buick Custom Convertible. V6 A/T. Completely rebuilt 3000 miles ago. New white/top, brakes. Excellent condition some minor restoration needed. $5000. 605-2127283

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

Boutique/Craft Sale 1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737

Float RN 48 hours per pay period (bi-weekly) First & Second Shifts We are expanding the RN Float pool and have several positions available in our hospital in Waconia. Candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years medical surgical experience; ortho surgical and/or telemetry experience is helpful though not required. Candidates must also have a current professional nurse licensure in Minnesota or if licensed in another state, a permit from the Minnesota Board of Nursing while the license application is in process. Current CPR certification is also required or must be obtained as soon as possible after hire. To learn more about and apply for the Float RN position or other employment opportunities at Ridgeview Medical Center and its network of clinics, please visit our website at

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

$11-$13/hour 15-25 hrs/week, days Flexible schedule, no office reporting required. SW metro area. Car req’d.

Social Services

Make your work matter! Work 1:1 with a young man in Chaska with DD. Work on goals, comm. activities. MonFri 2:30-8:30 (can be split between 2 people), e/o wknd-6 hrs. Call Cassie 763-450-5003

Campers Travel Trailers

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

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

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

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

Fall Boutique ~ Barn on the Hill ~ October 21-23 8:005:00. Halloween and Christmas Decor, Jewelry, Artwork, Antiques, Home Decor, Crafts, Pet Accessories, Old Furniture. 2290 233rd Street E., Prior Lake

Candleberry on the Lakes

Estate Sales

Jordan Sales

Estate Sale Saturday 10/15 8am-6pm. Tools & equipment, hand tools, table saws, ladders, generators, yard tools, snowblower, lawnmower, prints. 501 Oak St N Carver

Gigantic 20 Family Sale. 2 Buildings Full and yard. Oct. 20-23, 9-5. Too much to list. Furniture, Glassware, Clothing, Tools, Potatoes, Bakery, Pickle. 19670 Vergus Ave.

Belle Plaine Sales Huge Moving Sale Thursday 10/20- Saturday 10/22. 8am-5pm. Furniture, tools, HH goods & misc. 511 Haralson Dr. Behind Emma Krumbees

Oct 12-23

Chanhassen Sales

Weekdays: 9am-8:30pm Weekends: 9am-5pm Hughes Pavillion Building 7499 France Ave. S. Edina (Between Chuck E. Cheese & Q.Cumbers ~ lower level) Over 100 artists Home Decor • Gifts • Antiques

Sat. Oct. 15 9am-5pm. 9430 Foxford Rd, Chan, Lake Riley Woods, HUGE moving sale. Furniture - bedroom, dining, familyroom, tools, garden, kitchen, HH, nic nacs, X-mas, LOTS

Prior Lake Sales Closing the Cabin Sale. Housewares, lamps, furniture, lots of misc. No clothing, no childrens toys. Everything under $75. Oct. 21-22, 10-6. 4853 Beach St. NE Garage Sale to benefit the CAP agency. Friday 10/21 9-4pm, Saturday 10/22 8-3pm. Lower level of the VFW 16306 Main Ave SE

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1968 T-Bird, 429 automatic, new gas tank, tires, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes. Runs. Needs Restoration. Asking $1500. 952-448-2015

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

1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074

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

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

1989 Volvo 240DL. 118K, AT, CD, New tires, battery, tabs, and more. 4 cyl, price reduced to sell, $1,900. 952-440-2469



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

2006 Chrysler Sebring, well-maintained and no longer needed. $9,000 cash. Call for all the details. 952-233-3322

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

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

2003 Jetta TDI 5-Speed manual. Up to 57/mpg hwy. 125,000 plus miles 1 owner. Excellent condition $7300. 612-8400884

Pontiac Grand Prix 1980 301 Engine, 4.9 Liter, 4 Barrel Overhead, New Fuel Pump, Alternator, Battery Heater, 129500K, $2100. 612418-5159

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


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

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2000 Chev ¾-ton ext. cab 4x4. Burgundy/silver, newer Boss V-plow. Rarely used. 140K. 6.0L. Excellent condition, all records. $15,500/BO. 612-8683768

1999 Ford Expedition XLT, $3900 1 owner, 153K miles, 8 passenger, 4.6L, 2WD, tan leather, towing package, 5 disc 952-3887706

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

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

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Prior Lake American |

October 15, 2011 | Page 25

Former Marine hopes his book helps troops stay positive Looking for sponsors to send care packages BY FORREST ADAMS

Prior Lake resident Erik Therwanger served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and got out in 1991, but there isn’t a day that goes by when he doesn’t dwell on the lessons he learned. For over 20 years, Therwanger has dedicated his life to the leadership training he received in the Corps. Now, having self-published three books and developed what he calls “a formula” for success, Therwanger says it’s time to get his third book, “The GOAL Formula: Completing the Big Picture of Your Life,” into the hands of everyone currently serving in the U.S. military. He’s just looking for a few good men, women and children to help him make it happen.

THE FORMULA The GOAL Formula is a system Therwanger developed to help him and his wife, Gina (Crosby) overcome hardships. It employs at acronym that Therwanger said is consistent with the message of his company, Think GREAT. He uses GREAT as an acronym for goals, reasons, expectations, actions and tracking. The book consists of strategies and techniques that one can follow toward the systematic achievement of personal and professional goals. He said it’s “a formula that works through the toughest of times.” Therwanger knows. It’s based on leadership training he learned in the Marine Corps, but it was during a period of extreme difficulty that he put everything together. Gina was diagnosed with cancer 10 months after they were married, and Erik becamse her caregiver. They were newlyweds, lived in a small apartment and didn’t have a dime in savings. Gina’s oncologist tasked Erik with keeping her positive. “That was very tough to do when she was getting chemotherapy,” Therwanger said. But he reflected back on lessons learned in the Marines.

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“No matter how bad things are you can control two things. You can control your thoughts, and you can control your actions,” he said. “What I found was as I started to talk about goals with her, she would get that spark back in her eye. She would come to life. She would talk about how great the future would be, rather than how tough the present is.” It was during the next five years of turmoil- Erik left his job to serve as Gina’s caregiver, Gina was placed on disability, they accumulated debt, lost their vehicle and had the utilities shut of several times- when Erik said he developed the GOAL Formula. After Gina was diagnosed with cancer a fourth time, they moved to be nearer to Gina’s Crosby family in Prior Lake about one month ago, bringing their daughter, Erika, 5, and Brandyn, 22, Erik’s oldest of two sons from a previous marriage. The younger son, Jacob, 20, remained in California. He is a volunteer ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Minnesota and one of the event chairs for the upcoming Relay for Life in Scott County. Operation GOAL Formula is a sponsor program Therwanger developed to get the public involved with supporting troops by sending them his book. Through Operation GOAL Formula, individuals, business and organizations purchase copies of the book at a discount, and then the books will be delivered to troops via care packages through organizations like The USO, America Adopts a Soldier, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and Blue Star Mothers. Each book will contain a personal message from the buyer to the service member and an opportunity for the service member to write back to the sender. Therwanger has five levels of sponsorship available beginning with a bronze sponsor, who purchases 10 to 24 copies at $12 per book, a silver sponsor (25-49 copies), gold sponsor (50 to 99 copies),


Erik Therwanger is the founder of The Think Great Collection and author of “The GOAL Formula,” a book he hopes to get into the hands of all service members.



Erik Therwanger, of Prior Lake, speaks to a group about his “GOAL Formula.” platinum sponsor (100 to 199 copies) and patriot sponsor (200+ copies). Therwanger said getting

this book into the hands of service members will help boost troop morale, keep them focused on a positive

future and assist with their reintegration into society and family life after a tour of duty abroad.

Information about Operation GOAL Formula can be found on the Website for Think GREAT and contains multiple testimonials from business leaders, private citizens, and service members, but the book, “GOAL Formula,” has not been officially endorsed by the Department of Defense. Therwanger said the contents of book are applicable to all aspects of life, but specific to service members he can “talk the talk.” He said spouses of service members have also expressed thanks to him for creating the book. Therwanger also does sales training and inspiration speaking, based on his blend of self-help, leadershipbased training, and if the testimonials on his Website are any indication there’s a receptive audience for the message.

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1 pair, appliance roller, Good condition, $5. 952-447-4961 1972(?) SnowJet snowmobile. $100/ BO. 612991-2420 2 new barstools. $50. for both, like new. 952448-4583 23” TV, with corner cabinet, $40, 952-496-1327 3 sets 35 minature Christmas lights, multicolor, new $8. 952-4474961 3yr old Wheaten Terrier. Loves older kids only. $20. 612-554-7249 4 commercial mop buckets. 2 mop presses. $150. 1-218-838-8695 4, Firestone Destination P265/16R tires, like new, $200. 952-4923048 Anderson 6' sliding deck door. Terratone vinyl $500. 952-496-2109

Air cleaner, Honeywell Envirocare, portable, hepa. Excellent condition $75. 952-975-0532 Aluminum 24' extension ladder. Type III 200lb rating. $85. 952-4483699 Antique rocking chair, has padded seat, $125. 952-934-4693 Appliance, Cusinart Ice cream maker, $20. 952220-7645 Armoire, wood floor mirror, matching bench, night stand, $100. 952440-5720 ASPCA dog kennel. Newer large 36"L 26"W 28"H $50. 952-292-5188 Barstools, Ethan Allen. 27” swivel, with armrest $70./both 952-937-7504 Basketball hoop, full size free standing $35. 952-440-5352 Cat, free, 952-466-5679

Bauer Jr S hockey breezers. Like new. $20. 952-443-4693 Bed set, headboard, lights, cabinets/drawers Oak wood. $245. 952937-7504 Bunkbed, twin over full, futon single mattress, black, $125. 952-4475354 Cable Nelson upright piano, good condition, beautiful sound, free. 952-975-0233 Car stereo Alpine mps wma cd/receiver Ipod connector $100. 952361-6714 Cat, fixed, friendly, free Available weekend showing 952-846-9853 Compaq Deskpro PC/win 98 cd-drive, mouse, keyboard, $105. 612-207-6411 Computer chair, good shape. $60. 952-8902174 Computer table, 46”x 29” excellent condition. $30. 952-994-1933

ThriftMart Discovery Snowboard boots, Morrow, men's 9.5, black, great condition, $40. 952-975-0473

Costume, little red riding hood. Large tween e/condition, $10. 952405-8787 Couch, loveseat & chair. Mauve color. Very nice! $150. 612-991-8575 Craftsman 26.5"wide 5 drawer tool cabinet. $80. 952-240-1025 Desk with raised center shelf. Maple veneer. $150. 952-465-2814 Desk, student antique metal, school type, $30. or bo, 952-941-2060 Dog kennel chain link fencing for outdoors. $175. 952-465-2814 DVD collection, 10 used great movies for $35. 952-500-1413 Entertainment center, dark oak, mission style. $250. 952-443-3693 Entertainment center, oak, holds 36" TV, excellent condition, $50. 952-393-4674

Exercise recumbent bike. Body fit TZ-6106. Like new. $100. 952941-7721 Eye Q read, process faster. Was $350, now $50. 952-873-6732 First communion dress, size 7 white, full length, $75. 952-447-5907 Fisher price carnival kick & whirl great condition. $20. 952-443-0186 Fitness Quest Inc, ab lounge 2, excellent condition, $40. 952-4405266 Flower girl dress, size 7, full length white, $75. 952-447-5907 Foosball table, excellent condition, 48lx 24w x 31h, $30. 952-949-2276 Full size captain's bed w/mattress. 3 drawers. $125. Savage 612-3667316 Futon with upgraded mattress, matching table, $400. 952-443-3693 Girls bike, 20 inch, pink. Good shape. $25. 612518-1836 Girls, faux fur winter coat, brown, Sz 10/12, $15. 952-440-2366 Glassware, Noritake blue. Goblets, wines, sherbets, 8 each, $60. 952-975-0473 Hand crafted deck chair. Cedar and hardwood. $65. Call: 952-3615401 Hand crafted rocking chair. Cedar and hardwood. $65. Call: 952361-5401 Hannah Montana, halloween costume, size 7/8, $10. 952-440-2366 Hitachi 60" projection TV. Good condition, works. $75. 952-8367409 Hockey roller blades size 5-6 $20. 612-2077976 Home space heater, new, infrared purifier humidifier. $329. 763-5165594

Interstate open utility trailer 44" x 72" bed. $400. 952-447-5928 Kitchen table. Wood top, metal chairs, 6. Nice. $75. 952-4127149 Lawn sweeper, 42" $35. 952-440-9184 Lawn tractor, wood deck, 38”, new battery, $300, 952-492-2937 Love seat, earth tone cushions, wood sides $40. 952-994-1933 Mary Kay, Satin Hands pampering set. $20. 952-564-1161 Mary Kay, Timewise Visibly Fit body lotion. $10. 952-564-1161 Matrox dual head computer cable, dc adapter, power/cable $75. 952994-3809 Mattress, queen, Simmons Beautyrest with pillowtop, Excellent condition $400. 952-9750532 Mission Jr XS hockey gloves. Like new. $15. 952-443-4693 Music & play table. Chicco modo, great condition. $40. 952-4430186 Nelson raintrain lawn sprinkler. Great condition, $35. 952-4475928 New lynch dove master pow-r-line decoy. $50. 952-240-1025 Nine wicker & reed baskets, unique, varied, $40. 612-387-8936 Organ Hammond Upright. $50. or best offer Call 952-447-6254 Pedestal sink, white, brand new in box. $20. 952-401-0071 Piano, upright, free to good home. You move. 612-747-6959 Piano, Wurlitzer new keys. Pro reconditioned $500. can deliver 952445-4177 Pick up topper & b/l, shortbox, 1st $150. takes. 952-334-6993

Pottery Barn sleeper couch. $150. 952-4407902 Printer HP officejet 6110xi copy, print, fax, scan, free. 612-9644766 PS2 console, wireless controllers, games, Guitar Hero. $50. 612-9651773 Refrigerator for sale, great for garage, Almond color, $125. 952-934-4693 Refrigerator freezer G.E. Almond, nice, $150. 952-649-7936 Remington, 870 Wingmaster 12ga. modchoke, v/r. 2 3/4 $275. 952-452-4345 Riding Lawn Mower: FREE, 38” deck, 14 HP, needs work. 952-9499278 Saxophone alto, Bundy, case and accessories, excellent condition, $350. 952-934-9496 Two adult bike helmets, new. $20. 952-220-7645

Saxophone alto, student, Armstrong, solid case, $495 or b/o, 952941-2060 Schwinn recumbant exercise bike. Like new $100. b/o 612-616-7480 Shimano 2 bearing Cso100 baitcaster reel. $30. 612-207-7976 Singer, sewing machine. Electric w/cabinet, older, good condition. $75. 952-240-5869 Snowboard boots, Morrow, men's 9.5, black, great condition, $40. 952-975-0473 Stand for flat screen TV, L18"xW44"xH23", good condition, $30. 952-9492276 Table, chairs, 7389

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Thousands of collector stamps, books for sale. $500. 1-218-838-8695 Travel golf bag, hard case. Used once. $45. 952-457-6901

Tricycle, Radio Flyer, excellent condition! $40. 952-461-3508 TV, 36" Toshiba, not HD. Works great, 38"X30"X24" $30. 952233-3374 Twin captains bed, headboard, 2 drawers. Excellent condition. $100. 612-518-1836 Vacuum cleaner, Eureka, "The Boss", light weight, cordless $30. 952-975-0532 Vacuum, Hoover upright convertible, with bags. $25. 952-975-0532 Vintage Mom, Pop upholstered chair. Green, slightly worn. $50. 952361-6714 Washer & Dryer, electric. White, mint condition. Kenmore, $500. 952-649-7936 Water heater Kenmore electric 40 gallon, slightly used. $200. 952-3934258

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