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Administrator target of probe Outside attorney to look into allegations BY SHANNON FIECKE sfiecke@swpub.com

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Steve Goebel was named the Savage Police Department’s 2011 Firefighter of the Year in January. Fire Chief Joel McColl said Goebel’s mechanical and technological expertise, as well as his willingness to work with the community, played a big role in why he was selected.

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hen Steve Goebel was named the Savage Fire D ep a r t ment ’s 2011 Firefighter of the Year, he didn’t see it coming. “I didn’t expect it,” said Goebel. “I actually told Chief that it wasn’t warranted.” According to Fire Chief Joel McColl, as well as Goebel’s colleagues, it absolutely was. The honor was announced at the Savage Fire Department’s annual holiday banquet at the Dan Patch American Legion in January. To be named the Firefighter of the Year, a person must be nominated by one of his or her colleagues, and once the nominees are fi nalized, the entire department votes on the winner. Goebel was one of six nominees,

Get to know Steve Goebel I Purchasing manager at Mattamy Homes in Savage I Been with the Savage Fire Department for three-and-a-half years

Scott County has hired an outside investigator to look into a complaint lodged by an unidentified County employee against County Administrator Gary Shelton. At least two County commissioners have been interviewed by the investigator, an attorney who is unfamiliar with Scott County, but came recommended by two labor relations attorneys known to the County. The investigation has been going on for six weeks. County Commissioner Dave Menden of Shakopee, who said he learned of the complaint “through the grapevine,” was unable to convince three Board members on Tuesday to ask another county’s employee relations department to oversee the case. “It should be totally farmed out so that the end result, no one can say we controlled it in any way,” said Menden, noting that “some of the allegations could be quite serious” if proven true. Scott County Board Chair Tom Wolf, who approved the contract for the investigator, said he insisted it be an attorney unknown to the

County. But Wolf wouldn’t support Menden’s motion to hire another county’s employee relations department to oversee the case. Another county board would have to formally vote to take the case, and Wolf questioned whether Scott County would do this for another county if the roles were reversed. “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near this,” said Wolf. “I think you’re asking for something that no county will take on,” agreed Commissioner Jon Ulrich of Savage, who was afraid it would delay the process. “A long delay is really unfair to the person complaining and the person being complained against. There’s a cloud,” Ulrich said. “As long as it’s unbiased and fair, it should be handled as speedily as possible.” Shelton, who is on a planned vac ation, was absent from t he meeting. “What other county would even want to get involved if there is no precedent in this? ” asked Commissioner Barbara Marschall of Prior Lake. “It will add time to the process and it’s already disrupting operations here. … I trust the process.” Assistant County Administrator Lezlie Vermillion, who called the Scott County Employee Relations Division “stellar,” said all County employees are treated the same under the County’s complaint process.

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I Married his high school sweetheart, Rachel, and they have two kids

together, 6-year-old Mila and 3-year-old Max I A native of South Dakota, Goebel loves being outdoors, especially when

pheasant hunting or fishing I Inspired to join fire department by father-in-law Dale Radanke, who

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served on the Prior Lake Fire Department for nearly 25 years and McColl said several firefighters had nominated him. McColl said the Firefighter of the Year acts as the “ambassador” for the department, and that the honor often goes to a person who is especially skilled at working within the community. For McColl, Goebel is that guy. “It’s an honor to get it from an organization like this that’s been around for so long and has so many

long-tenured people,” Goebel said. “There’s 40 other people who work hard all year long and do their best, then there’s a few of us who are lucky enough to get nominations … It’s an honor. I just have to work hard and make sure I represent the department and the community with the honor that they’ve given me.”

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Santorum wins Savage in straw poll PHOTO BY ALEX HALL / REPRINTS AT PHOTOS.SAVAGEPACER.COM

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum came in fi rst in the Savage straw poll Tuesday night, with 102 votes. Ron Paul came in second with 77 votes and Mitt Romney was close behind with 74 votes. Newt Gingrich came in fourth with 38 votes. The Republican turnout in Senate District 35 – which includes Savage,

Prior Lake, Shakopee Jordan and Elko New Market – numbered 1,238, according to the straw poll. Also winning Senate District 35 was Rick Santorum with 503 votes. Ron Paul had 314; Mitt Romney, 256; and Newt Gingrich, 165. DFL attendance at caucus meetings was not reported to the Secretary of State.

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Nine-year-old Mi’ari Scott of Shakopee gets a quick lesson on the steel drum from Tropics Steel Drum Band drummer Norbert Augustíne during an event at the Savage Library Tuesday night. The band delighted the small crowd with their brand of Caribbean music and took time in between songs to educate visitors about the finer points of the steel drum. Scott and 11-year-old Avery Abney, of Savage, received free CDs for trying out the instrument.

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Building permits surge in 2011 BY AMY LYON editor@savagepacer.com

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D e s pi t e a recovering economy, Savage building i nspections wer e on t he rise in 2 011, and City staff expects similar – if not better – activity Jay in 2012. Scherer During an annual report given to the City Council Feb. 6, Savage Building Official Jay Scherer said that “2011 saw a huge increase in our activity in the building inspection department.” Inspections of single-family detached homes increased by 135 percent over 2010 while inspections of townhomes decreased by 46 percent. Commercial additions and alterations increased by 70 percent, and residential additions and alterations increased by 38 percent. Savage’s lone commercial project in 2011 was the Fairview Clinic on County Road 42. “An increase in permit activity equals increased valuation in revenue,” said Scherer. “Overa l l per mit va luation increased 50 percent while revenue increased 35 percent. The only area to drop was townhouse per mits, which decreased by 46 percent.

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Const r uction high lights for 2011 that boosted permit activity included the Savage Medical Building on County Road 42, Super Mercado on Highway 13, Dan Patch Trail residential development in the downtown Hamilton District, Culver’s restaurant’s major interior and exterior remodel, Creekside of Savage townhouse development, Twin Ponds single-family development, Fair view Clinic and the Trace Water residential development. Scherer said the Creekside of Savage townhouse development near Dakota Avenue and 154th Street West included 140 townhouse units and the development is now 100 percent completed. The Trace Water single-family development off of Hanrehan Lake Boulevard has five lots remaining in phase one, and phase two was approved by the City Council in 2011 with 19 additional lots. Scherer said that the Twin Ponds single-family development on County Road 42 near the Burnsville border “has seen a resurgence of construction activity.”

A lready in January, the building department issued 74 permits compared to 62 in January of last year. Some of those include three singlefamily residential permits, and 26 permits for additions and alterations Future permit activity is expected to come from the planned Keystone Communities development behind City Hall, which will include a 120unit senior care facility and 12 senior rental townhomes, and the Village Commons development near the intersection of County Road 42 and Highway 13, which will include 66 rental units, 48 apartments and 18 townhomes. On the commercial f ront , B eck hof f Autom ation is expected to build a 45,000-square-foot building in 2012 just west of the City Hall campus. The public works building ex pa n sion wi l l occu r t hi s year, along with the anticipated creation of an indoor sports dome in the northern section of Community Park. Both are expected to be completed in late fall.

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An increase in bus ridership has prompted the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) to add additional trips to the University of Minnesota in 2012 and downtown Minneapolis in 2013. Savage ridership grew by 7 percent last year, according to MVTA Executive Director Beverly Miller, which she said opens up “opportunities for enhancements.” MVTA is a public transportation provider for residents a nd busi nesses i n Savage, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount and Apple Valley.

ENHANCED ROUTES Currently, the I-35W route with service to the University of Minnesota has 19 morning and 23 afternoon trips with a “complex schedule,” according to Miller. But beginning in September 2012, there will be 23 trips with an improved and simplified schedule. Savage Express, which currently offers eight morning and seven afternoon trips via the Burnsville Parkway station to

downtown Minneapolis, will offer seven additional trips with direct service from Savage to downtown Minneapolis beginning in March 2013. “We think that’s going to be a real boost to the [Savage] Park and Ride effort,” said Miller, noting that the average trip time downtown via 35W will be about 33 minutes. The Savage Park and Ride at 141st Street and Huntington Avenue is cu r rent ly unde rutilized, Miller said, with only about one-third of the 195 spaces fi lled on any given day. “We’re looking for ways to improve and enhance all of our services and all of our connecting services … just the addition of these services will be enough of an enhancement to really grow ridership,” said Miller.

INCREASED RIDERSHIP Total ridership for 2011 was 2,588,183, which was an increase of 6.2 percent from 2010. Approximately 70,000 to 80,000 of those riders came from the Savage area, said Miller. MVTA Chair Gary Hansen attributed the increase in ridership to a number of factors, including improved services,

high gas prices and a recovering economy. “We saw a 2 to 3 percent growth on our core express services to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, and are particularly proud of the 15 percent growth in weekday and weekend local services,” Hansen said.

VICTOREY ON BOARD Savage City Council member Jane Victorey was re-elected Treasurer of the MVTA Board of Directors during its organizational meeting on Jan. 25. Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich of Savage is also a member of the Board. In January, the MVTA received a Certificate of Achievement for Excel lence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award was presented for the MVTA’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). “We are proud and pleased to receive this report,” said Victorey. “It is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and fi nancial reporting.”

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Planning under way for Dan Patch Days Big plans are under way for the largest event Savage has to offer – Dan Patch Days! This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 at Community Park, 13550 Dakota Ave. in Savage. Lots of great new additions will be added to this year’s lineup, as well as many old favorites and some returning favorites from the past.

ENTERTAINMENT Hairball, the “bombastic celebration of arena rock,” will be back by popular demand to rock your socks off on Friday night. These chameleon rockers are Minnesota’s tribute to all things Aquanet and leather pants. They mimic bands like Kiss, Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Poison and more. This includes all the mascara, leather hats and exposed pectoral muscles – not to mention the fireworks! Be sure to pack your propeller hats, neck ties, black-rimmed glasses and dancing shoes before heading to the park on Saturday. The Dweebs will be back for “Round 2” to delight and entertain everyone from the very young to the very young-at-heart! Excellent vocals, audience participation, and superior musicianship bring your favorite songs to life and make every show by the Dweebs unforgettable. One thing Dan Patch Days is known for are the great bands and the entertainment for all ages, and this year they have combined both! Radio Disney, the No. 1 network for kids, tweens and families will be featuring the best songs of the year, along with interactive games and prizes on Saturday afternoon.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS Dan Patch Days will also feature one “local” band this year. The Dan Patch Days Band Committee will host a Battle of the Bands at Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Savage at 7 p.m. on March 24. Any band consisting of three or more members, regardless of age or ability, that is interested in participating in the Battle of the Bands is asked to submit a demo CD by Friday, Feb. 24 to the Savage Chamber of Commerce, 6050 McColl Drive. Bands that are selected to be part of Battle of the Bands will be notified by Friday, March 9. The winner of the Battle of the Bands contest will have the opportunity to play at Dan Patch Days on Saturday afternoon, June 23 and win a cash prize. The Battle of the Bands Competition on March 24 is a family-friendly event, free to attend and open to the public.

SAVAGE HAS TALENT Savage Has Talent … and Dan Patch Days is the place to show it off. The Savage Has Talent Committee will be looking for a variety of individuals or groups that can sing, dance, juggle, play an instrument or just have the ability to entertain the audience. This exciting new event is open to all ages and all levels of ability. Auditions for Savage Has Talent will be held Monday, April 30 and

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Mark your calendars What: Savage’s community celebration – Dan Patch Days When: Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 Where: Community Park, 13550 Dakota Ave., Savage Info: danpatchdays.org Tuesday, April 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road SE, Prior Lake. Selected contestants will perform on stage Saturday, June 23 at Community Park with a chance to win a cash prize.

PARADE FLOAT CONTEST “Everyone Loves a Parade” and this year, community members can sign up to be a participant in the Neighborhood Float Contest instead of just watching from the curb. Gather your neighbors, put your heads together, and come up with a rockin’ float to enter in this year’s parade. It’s easy! We will provide a theme and the rest is up to you (and your neighbors). Winners will receive $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The rules are simple: I The contest is limited to the first eight entries I The contest is open to all neighborhoods within the Savage city limits I Your float must be “family friendly” I It’s free to enter Please visit our website at danpatchdays.org for complete details and a registration form.

SPONSORSHIP There are also many opportunities for businesses to be involved in Dan Patch Days, and sponsors are the key to helping make this event a success. There are also opportunities available to advertise in the 2012 Dan Patch Day Event Guide. There are several ad sizes to choose from to fit your budget. Be sure to ask about our special advertising offer especially for our sponsors. Over 10,000 Event Guides are printed and delivered to every household and business in and around the Savage community. For more information, contact Lori Anderson, executive director of the Savage Chamber of Commerce and President of Dan Patch Days, at (952) 894-8876 or lori@savagechamber. com. (Lori Anderson is the president of Dan Patch Days.)

LETTERS FROM READERS SPORTS DOME

What about using the old Menards building? Here we go again. Let’s recap: Before the time had expired to run for office (council, mayor), the Council voted down the workforce housing (Village Commons), agreeing with the majority of the public. Next vote in September, they overturned what they had voted before. The mayor said she talked to staff and got some input. What input? Is that a behind closed doors meeting? Now they’re going for the dome. Government should not be involved in retail, commercial business. They are responsible for the proper use of taxpayer’s money not the shake of the dice. There was a dome issue in Vadnais Heights where they just made their $582,000 bond payment just one day before the city would have had to step in and pay it. However, they still owe the city $172,000 from a loan 15 months ago. Savage City Administrator Barry Stock said that if a revenue shortfall does occur, some options for funding could include park reserve fund, revolving debt service fund and the community investment fund. Worst case scenario they would have to use money from the general fund, which equates to taxpayer dollars. He must think the taxpayer’s are stupid. It has all come from taxpayer dollars in one way or the other. With the current condition of our nation, why would you take a risk with our parks and taxes? Mr. Stock seems to be the deciding factor of everything that happens at Council meetings. Why do we need the Council? Jane Victorey seemed to be the only member of the Council to be concerned about the commitment of the organizations that are pushing the project. What happens when it doesn’t

work? The mayor said it doesn’t have to be permanent. We have the opportunity for a temporary facility and after 15 years we can pull out of the dome business. What happens to the park that has been rezoned and the hole that is left? If they would offer the same deal to a private organization, it probably would be bigger and better. The town could help with loans and tax incentives. The organizations could put their input on what they want and discuss with professionals what would be useful. There could be sponsorship from organizations, personal appearances from the Wild, Vikings, Twins and universities. Don’t pigeonhole your aspirations to a building that is good for only part of the year. Take your time and do it right. What about the old Menards building on Highway 13 in Burnsville? It’s zoned commercial, has enough acreage and solid buildings. You could have ice all year, retail space for some business to sell sports-related material and help with rent, batting cages, professional trainers, etc. This would be a good location with parking, places to eat and not far from downtown Savage. The key would be that the City wouldn’t strap itself with a bunch of added costs just because they can. Also, maybe something could be worked out with Mr. Menard. I guess that would be Burnsville’s call, but it would still affect the same organizations.

Duane A. Clarke Savage

GRATITUDE

Television sets were replaced twofold Wow! Words can’t express our gratitude to these generous people

who came to our rescue after those thoughtless people stole our large television set. As many people worked to get the mountain of gifts ready for distribution to our senior friends in need, in walked our own Santa for a Senior carrying a new fl at-screen television to replace our loss. Bryan Prettyman, co-owner of Ernie’s Pub and Grille in Burnsville, had experienced the same ordeal at his restaurant and felt he just had to help us. Bryan and his partner, John Pleschourt, know the feeling of utter dismay when you discover you have been robbed. Soon after this amazing gesture, Steve Cherney from the Burnsville Fire Muster Committee called to say they wanted to replace our stolen television. Michele Starkey, ou r senior center coordi nator, explained that we had a l ready received a replacement but, as fate would have it, we could use a second one to make more times available for other courses and classes. Yes, my friends, we accepted a second television. Then, John Berg from Best Buy called and asked what they could do to help. Michele told him about our two television sets, but mentioned that we could use some help mounting them more securely to deter any more attempts to take our television sets. So, his crew is coming in to mount both of these wonderful gifts. The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, our coordinator Michele and most of all, we seniors, benefit from these gifts and we are extremely grateful. Now that I have your attention, may I invite you to visit our Burnsville Senior Center so you can see our facility and check out all the great activities we have to offer.

Peg Fink Burnsville

Baby boomers: What our mothers failed to tell us I am a baby boomer. I am one of many who have greatly influenced trends, fads and favorites simply because there are so many of us. We have protested, made love not war, sang “Piano Man” at the top of our lungs, drove minivans into the ground transporting kids to events, packed our kids off to college, and now we are enthralled with our grandchildren. We are still working and will continue to work into our late ‘60s, at least I will. And the women are now in this crazy phase of our lives called menopause. I am not complaining. I am happy that I am still functional and active. However, menopause is a phenomenon that until now has never been discussed. I am sure that my mother never talked to her friends about hot flashes and insomnia. I was not aware of the major changes in my ability to speak a coherent sentence until it happened. I did not know that my brain would become enclosed in a thick fog. When I moved to Minnesota almost 18 years ago, I never imagined I could be so hot in the dead of winter that I would sweat through my clothes. This has all happened to me, and my friends and my sisters are simultaneously experiencing the same symptoms. There are articles, books, guides, CDs, and almost any media imaginable that give you information and helpful hints to ward off the menopausal symptoms. Some of them have merit, others are ridiculous. I am certainly no

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expert, but I have a few suggestions that might help other 50-plus baby boomers feel a little saner. The most helpful remedy is that which our bodies are lacking – estrogen and progesterone therapy. This has become controversial because of studies claiming that estrogen can cause certain cancers. There are newer studies that state that estrogen can protect the brain from dementia when taken for a certain period of time. There are also benefits to the heart and the bones. There are many foods that claim to help offset menopausal symptoms. Basically, they are the same foods that positively affect your overall health. The four big foods are soy, beans, flaxseed and fruit. Soy is easy to consume if you like soy milk. I love the taste of it, but my best girlfriends cannot stand the consistency. For me, it feels like drinking a shake, but you are consuming protein, very little fat and natural estrogens.

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you … It is so true! But beans are tasty, versatile and can be thrown into a variety of foods. They are a great source of protein and fiber. Flaxseed has yet to become a daily food item for me, but I will work on it. I take flaxseed oil every morning, but apparently sprinkling some real flax seed on your cereal has amazing benefits. Last, but certainly not least, fruits, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. They are full of wonderful cancer-fighting antioxidants. Sprinkle them on your cereal or eat them as a snack. Of course, there are foods to avoid, such as red wine and caffeine, but I prefer moderation. There is one more suggestion for offsetting these incredible menopausal symptoms: exercise. Take your dog for a walk, go to the gym, find a Zumba dance class, ride a bicycle or cross country ski (when there is snow). Find something that you like to do and do it! Drag your friends with you. You will feel better, look better and sleep better. Menopause is a part of life. It is not pleasant, but we, baby boomers, are lucky, because we are experiencing this together and we can talk about it. We will get through this and move on. Happy winter! (Cathy Goedde is one of several people in the Savage community who write for Community Voices – a column appearing weekly in the opinion and commentary section of this newspaper.)

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ingly one-sided. Public reporting documents available from the Campaign Finance Board show that the political action committees ( PACs) r un by nine tribal gaming organizations donated $1,150, 250 to DFL campaigns in 2010 alone. These PACs exist for the specific purpose of blocking any new gambling options. To Republican campaigns: $70,100. That’s 16 times more money to the DFL in just one year. B r e a k i n g t h e nu m b e r s down, those PACs gave substantial amounts to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton during his campaign and his recount effort. They also gave thousands of dollars to Tom Bakk and Paul Thissen, who unsuccessfully ran against Dayton for the DFL nod for governor. Those two men head the Senate and House DFL caucuses respectively. Talk about buying access to high places!

Expand the timeline beyond just the year 2010, and you can see why a racino has had no luck in the past. Since 1995, the DFL has received $4.23 million from tribal gaming PACs (not including contributions to candidates), 25 percent of which has come since 2 0 0 6. T hat dwarfs the $ 237,000 they’ve given to Republicans. Looking at these lopsided contributions, can you guess which party has steadfastly opposed racino? Needless to say it has been the DFL. We have seen how similarly large donations from unions have blocked needed government reforms. There is no reason to think that campaign support from tribal gaming will result in anything different. On the off chance that it does, however, the gaming monopoly has people in place to squash support for racino. More than 40 paid lobbyists represent 11 organizations that lobby the State Capitol against racino, including the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association. Those interests h ave sp ent more t h a n $ 15 million to hire some of the most prominent law fi rms in Minnesota to block racino since 2002. M a ny Capitol obser vers have specu lated t hat G ov. Dayton appears open to racino should it reach his desk. Don’t bet on it. Tribal gaming interests have their bases covered

there, too, in the form of a top adviser to the governor whose previous work includes – you guessed it – work with a prominent Capitol lobbying group led by the principal lobbyist for the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association. Given ever y t hi ng we’ve seen about their abi lity to buy influence with campaign contributions and a mass of lobbyists, I have no doubt antiracino forces will pull out all the stops to exert their will here should it come to that. The ultimate irony here is that all of these anti-racino forces love to talk about how much they stand up for the middle class and how much they want to create more jobs for Minnesotans. Their money, inf luence and reach expose their hypocrisy. The truth is they are only for those things when they stand to line their own pockets and expand their own inf luence. If you lost a job or are in a struggling business because gover n ment ’s he av y h a nd won’t allow you the opportunity to succeed, they couldn’t care less about you. (Mark Buesgens, R-Savage, represents Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B, which includes Savage, Jordan, Sand Creek and Spring Lake townships, and Elko New Market. He can be reached at (651) 296-5185 or rep.mark. buesgens@house.mn.)

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Students get second case of ‘Hay Fever’ BY MERYN FLUKER mfluker@swpub.com

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Burnsville High School senior Camille Benson (right), of Savage, and fellow senior Logan Kent, of Eagan, were voted Queen and King of last week’s Snow Week at the school. The Snow Week festivities, as set by the school’s student council, included a pep fest, volleyball tournament and a boot hockey match at Neill Park in Burnsville. The week culminated with the Snow Week Dance last Saturday. Benson and Kent were crowned as Queen and King during the Jan. 30 pep fest.

In his many years as a director at Burnsville High School, language arts teacher Terry Walters has never repeated a play. Until now. This year’s spring play, “Hay Fever,” which debuts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts is the first production Walters has ever done twice at the high school. He hadn’t planned it this way, he maintained. But as he researched famed playwright Noël Coward – Walters directed a production of Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” this year as the school’s winter play – memories of “Hay Fever” crept into his consciousness. “‘Hay Fever’ was such a fun, fun show,” Walters recalled thinking of his favorite Coward play. The show is an outrageous comedy featuring the overthe-top Bliss family, a British clan whose members each invite an unsuspecting guest for a weekend stay. The result is a series of hilarious hijinks. Realizing he had the right “talent pool” to pull off a restaging of “Hay Fever”

If you go … What: Burnsville High School production of “Hay Fever” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 18 and Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25 Where: Mraz Center for Performing Arts, Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville Cost: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors – though he admits his current cast members “have attributes and skills different than” their predecessors – Walters moved forth. Now he is stuck between memories of the past and a sense of distinguishing the present, as photos from the previous staging – which he says was done 10 years ago – lay strewn across his director’s table in the Mraz Center, where he leads his current cast’s rehearsals. “I’m realizing that it’s difficult because I’m wanting to look back and think of ways to make it better,” Walters said. “The actors have no frame of reference, but I do … It’s gotta come

LIVESREMEMBERED Major Richard David Meuwissen Major Meuwissen, Richard David, U.S. Air Force Retired, 55, of Savage, passed away peacefully Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, surrounded by family after a 12 year battle with a traumatic brain injury. Rich graduated from Minneapolis Southwest High School, received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. in finance from Ball State University Indiana. Rich had an 18 year career in the Air Force as a KC135 navigator, R.O.T.C. Professor, and joint strategic planning commissions. Rich was intelligent, athletic, competitive, and fun-loving. He was genuinely kind to people, and everyone who met him loved him. Preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy. Survived by loving wife, Sandy; father, Kenneth; children, Tara (Joe) Castello, Elissa, John (Amanda); siblings, Pat MeuwissenMeyer, Sharon Meuwissen, Gail Dean, Sandra Roach; many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his loyal service dog, Noah. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis, the SarahCare Adult Care Center in Savage, The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine and Hospice of the Twin Cities. Mass of Christian Burial wasWednesday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage. Interment with honors was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday one hour prior to Mass, all at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Rev. Michael Tix officiated. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

Einar C. Odland Einar Odland 82, of Shakopee, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. A son of the late Einar H. and Inger Odland, Minneapolis, Einar was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Stavanger, Norway. He spent his formative years in Northeast Minneapolis and later attended the University of Minnesota. Einar proudly served in the Army’s airborne corps during the Korean conflict. Following his discharge, he and his bride relocated to Shakopee, which became their home for the next 60 years. An avid sports-lover, Einar’s greatest passion was his golf game. He was a member of the New Prague Golf Club and Shakopee’s Stonebrooke Golf Club where he enjoyed many years of play with friends and family. When not golfing, Einar’s love of sports led him to countless years of volunteer activities for the Shakopee High School Athletic Department. He particularly loved watching his grandsons, Cory and Casey, play hockey. Additionally, Einar was a proud member of the Sons of Norway—Uff da!! He leaves behind JoAnn, his loving wife of 59 years; son, Einar P.; daughter-in-law Beth (Hennes); grandsons, Cory and Casey of Shakopee; daughter, Kris and son-in-law Robert Thorlakson of Odenton, MD; siblings, Lillian Weinberg of Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. LeRoy W. Odland of Edina, Frank Odland of Denver, CO. And, last-but-not-least, his “four-legged” daughter, Mindee. A private family memorial service was held at McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, with interment at Valley Cemetery. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

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Burnsville High School junior Christina Sahli, left, sits next to senior Jillian Klatte as they rehearse a scene from “Hay Fever” on the Mraz Center stage. Sahli plays Judith Bliss, mother of Klatte’s character Sorel. The dramatic females are just two of the outrageous characters in BHS’ production of Noël Coward’s classic comedy. Klatte and Sahli are both from Savage. from them. It’s going to be their own.” His cast may not have performed “Hay Fever” before but they are certainly energized to showcase their take. “It’s awesome. It’s really hilarious,” said 17-year-old Jillian Klatte of Savage, who plays Sorel – a sister in the Bliss family who is always bickering with her childlike brother. “I love the argument scenes because we can just lose ourselves and go crazy.” Klatte’s costar, 17-year-old Seth Hannasch, plays Richard Grateham, a guest to the Bliss house and a witness to the madness. Even though his

role calls for a much more buttoned down, straight-man demeanor, Hannasch still gets caught up in the “witty” production’s rapid speed. “The show itself is pretty fast paced,” said Hannasch, a junior from Savage. “The family is constantly interrupting each other.” Both actors think that audiences will enjoy the show, but Walters is focused on the reaction of a few crowd members in particular. Rumor has it that a few veterans from his first BHS production of “Hay Fever” may return to see take two. “I want them to perceive it as new,” Walters said.

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Legislators, educators air issues at local meeting BY MERYN FLUKER mfluker@swpub.com

Prior Lake’s District Services Center was a who’s who of local legislators and educators on the morning of Feb. 3. The building’s large conference room corralled superintendents and school board members from the Prior LakeSavage Area, Belle Plaine, Shakopee, Burnsville-EaganSavage, Jordan and New Prague Area school districts as they posed questions and volleyed concerns to state Sen. Claire Robling (R-Jordan) and state Reps. Michael Beard (R-Shakopee) and Mark Buesgens (R-Savage) during an approximately 90-minute gathering.

TEACHERS The discussion touched on a number of education-related issues currently being discussed at the legislative level. Among them were standards for teacher evaluation and “last in, first out,” the system that currently mandates districts to include seniority as a factor when determining teacher layoffs. Republican legislators have proposed what Robling called a “very contentious” bill to end this practice and give districts

the latitude to base reductions on other factors. “Educ ation Mi n nesot a makes it a nightmare,” said New Prague Area School District Superintendent Larry Kauzlarich of the process of trying to terminate a tenured teacher. “We get less poor teachers removed because of [tenure].” Buesgens encouraged the superintendents and board members to leverage the discussions on tenure, even if they don’t yield new legislation. “If nothing happens there legislatively, just the fact that we’re raising the issue and getting press and publicity, could be a tool for you folks at the negotiating table,” he said. “Think about how you can use that tool.”

BUDGETS Much of the discussion focused on funding and budgetary concerns, including the current 60/40 delay in state education aid – a product of the negotiations to end the state government shutdown last summer – and the state’s anticipated $876 million surplus. “The school shift, of course, made problems for you folks but it also made huge structural problems for the Legislature

that very well may affect you folks in the future,” Buesgens said. “The money isn’t there. We’ve got a slight surplus now, but if the economy doesn’t pick up now, we’re going to have huge structural problems.” Beard proposed one solution to those hurdles. “There’s nothing wrong with our budget that a 2.5-percent uptick in the economy wouldn’t fix,” he said. “My job in the Legislature is to make sure that we do no harm to the economy.” Robling said she and her Senate Republican Caucus peers are evaluating ways to pay back the shifted education funds to districts, briefly mentioning the oft-discussed racino proposals. Robling is the co-author of a racino bill that was introduced in the state Senate last week.

BULLYING The topic of bullying elicited some heated reactions, coming on the heels of criticism of the state’s current anti-bullying law and a less-than-fl attering portrayal in Rolling Stone magazine of the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s response to student bullying. Advocacy groups and politicians have suggested that Minnesota school districts need

to create tougher policies to deal with bullying, with many superintendents at the meeting referencing North Dakota’s model – which mandates following up on and investigating reports of bullying. “There’s a fear that it would take a lot of extra staff time because it’s so reporting-intense,” said Jorda n School Boa rd Chairwoman Deb Pauly. District 719 School Board Chairwoman Lee Shimek raised questions of the extent the school district’s jurisdiction for bullying that doesn’t explicitly take place on school grounds, such as cyber bullying. “Technology is one thing, but how far are we responsible?” Shimek asked. “We have parents who expect us to be responsible in their neighborhoods. Does it carry over into the schools? Sure.” “It should be the parents’ job,” Robling followed. “When they’re not in your care or in your charge, I don’t know how you can be responsible.” Beard agreed and called bullying “the nature of junior high,” referencing studies that show that the majority of students are bullied or tormented. New policies are “just a peg to hang lawsuits on,” he added.

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Rep. Michael Beard, Shakopee School Board Chairwoman Carla Shutrop, Sen. Claire Robling, Shakopee School District Superintendent Rod Thompson and BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School Board Chairwoman Paula Teiken (clockwise from left front) chat at the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District Services Center on Feb. 3, following a meeting between local superintendents, school board members and legislators.

ACHIEVEMENT GAP The districts represented at the meeting were across the spectrum in terms of ethnic and economic diversity, and much discussion was spent on how to close the achievement gap that separates white students from their peers of color. The discussion spun out into early childhood and family education involvement, English language instruction for students and families and integration aid (state money – currently under

scrutiny – allocated to districts in order to desegregate schools). Issues of transportation, free all-day kindergarten – which the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District recently put into place for the 2012-13 school year – and even the homestead market-value exclusion were also addressed. One comment got at the heart of the concerns aired that morning. “We can’t pay for everything,” said Kelly Smith, superintendent of the Belle Plaine School District.

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Board votes to establish legislative committee BY ALEX HALL ahall@swpub.com

In an effort to have more impact at the State Capitol, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board voted unanimously Feb. 2 to establish a legislative committee. “Up until about four years

ago, our community had what was called a ‘legislative coalition’ that acted on behalf of the community and our students,” Board Chair Ron Hill said at the meeting. Hill said the new committee would consist only of Board members, but that he hopes its establishment will help

“resurrect a coalition of parents, business people, teachers, staff and anybody we can get over to the Capitol, whether visiting, writing, testifying on behalf of things that impact our children and our staff and our community when it comes to education.” “The stakes are high. We

rely on our funding from the government, so it’s just imperative that we advocate on behalf of ourselves and our students and our citizens,” said Board member Paula Teiken. Board member Bob VandenBoom noted that he and Board member DeeDee Currier serve as delegates for the Minnesota

School Board Association, but that the issues they deal with are often broad in scope. He said that a committee focusing on the specific and unique challenges facing District 191 would be extremely beneficial. Currier recalled when the District’s loosely-organized legislative coalition was most

active in the late 1990s and how valuable it was to the community. “It really helped engage people in our school district,” she said. At the end of the meeting, Board members Teiken, VandenBoom and Sandra Sweep were selected to head the committee.

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Delicious dining in places you never imagined

BY SHANNON FIECKE sfiecke@swpub.com

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everal years ago, my family discovered a place we couldn’t wait to eat at, even our meat-andpotatoes grandfather. The location: AbbottNorthwestern Hospital. After my grandmother recovered from heart surgery, I made a few more trips back to the hospital cafeteria. It was that good (and cheap for a college student). If you’re in a dining rut, check out these strange places to eat in the southwest metro.

HOSPITAL CAFETERIA With homemade soups, a salad and sandwich bar, hot specials and grab-n-go, Legacy Café at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee reminds me of my beloved college cafeteria — only a whole lot prettier. St. Francis recently invested $6.3 million into a new kitchen and cafeteria. With two-story windows, the dining room is a bright, airy place that opens to a patio and healing gardens. Even if you’re not visiting a patient, it’s worth a stop.

ROMANTIC DINNER IN A SKYSCRAPER A stone’s throw from Hyland Park Reserve, the Normandale Lake Office Park offers two high-class eateries: one classy and the other swanky. Kincaid’s Steak, Chop and Fish House has showcased the 8400 Tower’s open atrium for more than 20 years. I discovered Kincaid’s on a first date (our lobster bisque soup was made right at the table), but it’s also the perfect place to take your parents for an anniversary dinner. Where else can you get a coat-check and covered parking but no downtown traffic? The hotter scene is across the street at Parma 8200, ground level in the 8200 Tower, whose glowing fires catch the eye as you’re driving by. D’Amico’s take on a classic Italian taverna, Parma offers a posh bar with mood-casting lamps and front-row seating as chefs prepare food. We debated between potato gnocchi with duck sauce, pumpkin ravioli and linguine with clams (all under $20). Open less than two years, Parma has racked up 438 reviews on OpenTable.com In the spring, try the outdoor lounge with pergolas, fireplaces and a pool table.

FUSION IN THE SUBURBS A restaurant attached to an Indian grocery store is the go-to caterer for all the East Asian families I know. With a mix of south and north Indian and IndoChinese cuisine that I haven’t found anywhere else in the Twin Cities, India Spice House’s daily lunch buffet draws a heavy business crowd and Indian families. Weekend nights, sample popular Indian street food, called Chaat. Until recently, the restaurant was just a plain hole-in-

LifeCafe and Rare Steak and Sushi Lifetime Fitness, 755 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie (952) 829-8400 clubs.lifetimefitness.com

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CAMBODIAN-SERVED FRENCH CUISINE AMONGST FARM FIELDS Next time you’re in the mood for fine dining, head south on Highway 169. Suzette’s Fine European Cuisine is located in an old Bridgeman’s ice cream parlor south of Jordan, which looks like a roadside diner. Inside is a simple bistro that specializes in French and Italian cuisine. Cambodian-born Chef Banrith Yong received

his culinary training in Switzerland. He and his wife Joleen, who served my family on Christmas Eve, have owned Suzette’s since 1998 and rely on customers from the Twin Cities and Mankato. The prices should appeal to all. My family — a diverse group of city dwellers and small-towners — enjoyed stuffed flounder, chicken wellington, chicken fettuccini and grilled New York strip steak.

A WORK-OUT AND THEN SUSHI? With two restaurants and a bar, LifeTime Fitness’s flagship Eden Prairie club offers diverse dining options for the general public. LifeCafe serves healthy smoothies, soups and sandwiches, while Rare Steak and Sushi offers grassfed beef and “sustainably

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Stuffed flounder and wine at Suzette’s in St. Lawrence Township. sourced” sushi. Have a seat at the sushi bar, courtside patio, elegant private meeting room, bar near a large-screen TV or upscale dining hall overlooking the tennis courts. “You could definitely spend three hours a day here — easily,” said John Stenbeck Jr., a high school student enjoying a quick salad after a workout.

Above – You have to know Kincaid’s is here, to know it’s here. At left – Legacy Café at St. Francis offers a smorgasbord for any choosy family.

LET’S GO! BEST BETS 1. HIDDEN WORLD OF BEARS TRAVELING EXHIBIT Explore the intimate details of black bear behavior through the photos and insights of long-time bear researcher, Dr. Lynn Rogers. “The Hidden World of Bears” exhibit features about 70 of Dr. Rogers’ framed photographs of bears. Most of the photographs are of black bears, documenting their life as cubs born in a winter den and on through the spring and summer months as they eat, play and interact with other bears—and at times people, finally culminating in the construction of a new winter den in the fall. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through April 2 Cost: Free Location: Como Zoo, 1250 Kaufman Dr. N., St Paul Info: comozooconservatory.org or (651) 487-8200

2. EXHIBIT: ‘AND … NATURE SINGS’ In the exhibit ‘And … Nature Sings,’ artist Betty Thompson endeavors to interpret the excitement, beauty and wonder of nature through oil paintings, Delve into the animal kingdom and explore the life of bears at the Como Zoo’s “The Hidden World of Bears” exhibit.

sumi-e brush paintings, sculpture and pottery. Time: Exhibit runs through March 31 Cost: Free Location: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley

3. INSIDE THE COLLECTION: GONE TO THE BIRDS The Arboretum’s Andersen Horticultural Library has a number of richly illustrated ornithological works on birds around the world. Delve into some of these works with library head Kathy Allen. This class offers an exclusive opportunity to see many which are rarely viewed. Time: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Cost: $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska Info: www.arboretum.umn.edu or (952) 443-1422

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FEB. 11 COMEDIAN OLIVIA ARRINGTON Olivia Allen-Arrington is a granddaughter, daughter and sister of cops. She thought one day she would follow that fine family tradition but instead decided she would buy her own coffee and donuts. Olivia’s natural humor is drawn from growing up on the south side of Chicago in the Catholic school system. Comedian Colleen Justice will open. Time: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $13 Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 First Ave., Shakopee Info: minnehahacomedyclub.com/ shakopee

CANDLELIGHT AND CHOCOLATE Experience a new Valentine’s tradition during a relaxing evening with live acoustic music of a local string trio, treVeld. Savor chocolate and chocolate desserts that include some fair-trade, single-source and organic ingredients. Fair-trade coffee, tea and water provided. Learn about the value of sustainable chocolate and fair-trade practices. Zero-waste event. Stroll through winter woods lit by luminaries, stargaze by a crackling campfire or chat by the cozy fireplace. Showshoes and ice cleats are included in registration fee for those who wish to venture out. Reservations required by Feb. 6. Time: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $20 per person Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

LADIES NIGHT IN: WINE, CHOCOLATE AND FASHION

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WINTER IN THE REFUGE Explore and photograph the Bloomington Ferry Unit around Rice Lake, taking advantage of the early morning light. The cool blue light at twilight provides additional interest to winter scenes. The group will have an opportunity to capture the sunrise from the pedestrian bridge. There will be a brief discussion of winter shooting techniques and then the group will head out on the trail. Twilight is set to begin at 6:50 a.m. and sunrise at 7:20 a.m. Equipment requirements include a camera, a tripod and warm winter clothing. This program is for anyone interested in winter photography, from beginner to advanced. Led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Don Tredinnick. Time: 6:45-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: Free Location: Bloomington Ferry Unit, 11255 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or fws.gov/ Midwest/minnesotavalley

BIRD WATCHING TREK Take a bird walk on the Wilkie Unit and learn about the birds that spend the winter in Minnesota. Search for birds that winter in Minnesota and the first migrating species of the year. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars, a favorite field guide and dress appropriately for the weather. Time: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: Free Location: Wilkie Unit, 7701 Cty. Road 101 E., Shakopee Info: (952) 854-5900 or fws.gov/ midwest/minnesotavalley

TIM PATRICK AND HIS ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT BLUE EYES BAND AT CAPTAIN JACK’S Swing with your valentine to the The public is invited to support Prior Lake’s Lake Association and Team Lace ‘em Up breast cancer awareness team at this ice fishing tournament. There will be an ongoing raffle and silent auction as well as prizes for first, second and third biggest fish. Time: Registration begins at 10 a.m.; fishing noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $10 per fisherman Location: Captain Jack’s, 3950 Green Heights Trail SW., Prior Lake Info: captainjacksonpl.com or (952) 440-2582

world-class, award-winning sounds of Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band along with guest vocalists Jennifer Grimm and Debbie O’Keefe, as they perform the love songs of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin. Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $19 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or ticketmaster.com

FAMILY CLASSIC BEGINNER CROSS COUNTY SKIING

SNOWTIME ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

A fun lesson for children and adults together. Learn the basics: putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride and stopping. Reference activity number 12319301 when registering online. This program is for ages 6 and older. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $14; $20 for ages 6-12 with ski rental; $22 for age 13 and older with ski rental Location: Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

Explore Cleary Lake Park’s winter world with a book and art project about snowflakes and animal tracks. Hike around Cleary to find and make tracks in the snow. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required; reference activity 124603-00. For ages 3 to 6. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $5 per child; no fee for accompanying adults Location: Cleary Lake Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: CLASSIC BEGINNER

VALENTINE’S SLEIGH RIDES

Learn cross-country skiing basics, including putting on equipment, falling down and getting up, diagonal stride, stopping, turning and a brief introduction to small hills. For novice skiers and those who want to review. Reference activity number 12318806 when registering online. This program is for ages 13 and older. Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $18; $26 with ski rental

Bring a sweetheart and feast on a romantic, sustainably-raised dinner followed by a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the pastures. Relax and enjoy a dessert and hot beverage while cuddling by the fire, meet the Gale Woods animals and try snowshoeing. Reservations required by Feb. 3 by phone only; reference activity number 137417. For ages 16 and older.

For more information call Kim, 952-873-4214 during business hours, before Feb. 17.

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and the chance to win a Petal’s Clutch ($210 value). The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Scott County Historical Society, 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee, and is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $10 for adults, $ 8 for SCHS members, and are available at the Scott County Historical Society and the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Former Project Runway contestant Christopher Straub is the designer of the Petal’s Clutch.

Time: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 Cost: $50 per person Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

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FEB. 12 SKIJORING BASICS Skijoring is a rapidly-growing winter sport in which a person wearing Nordic skis is drawn over snow by a dog. In this class for beginners, learn the basics to skijor and how to train your dog. Registration required; reference activity 12451100. Program is for ages 18 and older. Time: noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 Cost: $20 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700

WEDDING CUSTOMS AND FRONTIER FINERY Learn about early Minnesota wedding customs and frontier finery as you tour the historic Pond House. Time: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 Cost: $2 suggested donation; free for youths and students Location: Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info: (952) 563-8738 or ci.bloomington.mn.us

WINTER SURVIVAL SKILLS You are stranded. It is snowy and cold, and there is no one to help you. What do you do? Find out during this session where you will learn survival basics including how to build a roaring fire, construct a winter shelter and track critters through the snow. Registration required; reference activity 124611011. Program for ages 7 and up. Time: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 Cost: $9 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700

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Watch as area law-enforcement representatives and citizens jump into a freezing Prior Lake to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Time: Noon Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: Free to watch; $75 minimum fundraising to participate Location: Sand Point Beach, 14349 Crest Ave., Prior Lake Info: plungemn.org

FEB. 14 RED VELVET WHOOPIE PIE SOCIAL Join the crew at Club Prior for a Valentine’s Day whoopee pie social sponsored by McKenna Crossing. Time: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Cost: Free Location: Club Prior, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Prior Lake Info: (952) 447-9783

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COOKING INDIAN STYLE Spend a unique Valentine’s Day with your loved one learning how to prepare delicious Indian appetizers made of potatoes, nuts, aromatic herbs and spices, along with chai tea. The evening will also include soft music and relaxing yoga. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Cost: $45 per person, plus $5 supply fee Location: Shakopee Junior High School, 200 10th Ave. E. Info: (952) 496-5029

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FEB. 17 Q THE CLIQUE The local band will play original and well-known pop/rock songs during this all-ages show. Time: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Cost: $3 cover Location: Poor Richards Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington

Saturday

The Minnesota River Valley Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters’ Association will host this 29th annual banquet. The public is welcome to attend. Time: 5 p.m. social hour; 7 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. program, Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: 25 for adults and $15 for youth Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 1760 E. Fourth Ave., Shakopee Info: Barb Breeggemann at (952) 445-4396

WOMEN’S SNOWSHOE HIKE AND BOOK SWAP Start the evening with a guided snowshoe or winter nature hike, then end with tea, hot chocolate and sharing your favorite nature book to swap with fellow readers. Snowshoes and hot beverages provided. Registration required; reference activity 124611-02. Program for ages 18 and up. Time: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: $7 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700

Upcoming CHILI COOK-OFF

FEB. 18 PRESIDENT’S DAY FAMILY FUN

Celebrate President’s Day by attending a one-room schoolhouse like Abraham Lincoln did, assemble kid-sized log cabins, and create a hat inspired by the President or First Lady of your VALENTINE choice. Spend time outdoors riding SPAGHETTI DINNER a kick sled or snowshoeing, then enjoy the warmth of a hot beverage Support a team of 12-year-old and a cookie. Park and enter at the boys from Prior Lake traveling to west entrance. Reservations required; Cooperstown, New York for a weeklong baseball tournament. Food will reference activity 138407-04 Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. be provided by the Oliver Garden 18 with decorations by All the Rage. Cost: $2 ages 2 and up; under 2 Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. admitted free 12 Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children Location: The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 Highway 101 10 and under E., Shakopee Location: Neisen’s Bar and Grill, Info: (763) 559-6700 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage

The Prior Lake VFW hosts this friendly competition for prizes for the best chili. The contest is limited to the first 25 contestants; register by February 18. Contestants and judges also are needed. Prizes include gift cards and chili pepper apparel. Chili dogs will be available for $2 immediately following the awards presentation. See signup sheets and contest rules at the VFW every day after 2 p.m. Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Cost: Free Location: Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. Info: (952) 226-6208

WEDDING CENTRAL The third annual Wedding Central event will feature vendors, a fashion show and door prizes. Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 (fashion show at 2:30 p.m.) Cost: $5 online registration for brides; free for brides’ guests

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Location: Legends Golf Club, 8670 Credit River Blvd., Prior Lake Info: priorlakechamber.com

THE WOLFGANG HITS OF 1750-1805 The fifth season of Chamber Music Coffee Concerts will include a performance by seven musicians specializing in playing baroque through early classical music on period instruments. Time: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Cost: $12 adults; $10 seniors and students; season tickets available Location: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Info: (952) 985-4640

PHEASANTS FOREVER ROOSTER RUSH 2012 Scott County Pheasants Forever will host its 26th annual habitat fundraising banquet, “Rooster Rush 2012”. Time: 5 p.m. social hour/games, 6:45 p.m. dinner, 7:20 p.m. program, Thursday, Feb. 23 Cost: $25; memberships and sponsorships additional Location: The Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course, 21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan Info: (612) 202-6119 or scottcountypf.org

BOY SCOUT FUNDRAISER AND MEMORABILIA SHOW The 10th annual fundraiser and Boy Scout memorabilia show will include silent auction items, and an opportunity to buy, sell or trade scout memorabilia. Free appraisals of Scout items. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 445. Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Cost: Free Location: St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville Info: (952) 894-2720 or email proscout@hotmail.com

MINNESOTA RIVER WINTER CAMP Spend a night along the frozen Minnesota River, explore a variety of winter camping techniques with experienced guides, enjoy the warmth of a campfire and visit the fur traders’ cabin. Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast provided. Registration required; reference activity 138417-02. Program for ages 10 and older. Time: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 Cost: $40 Location: The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 Highway 101 E., Shakopee Info: (763) 559-6700

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS AND SUPPORT THIS WEEK

Savage Library story times The following weekly story time events take place at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. No registration is required. I Preschool Story Time: Children ages 3 to 6 can join Miss Julie for stories, songs and fun activities. This week’s theme is “Heart Healthy”. I Toddler Story Time: Children and parents/caregivers are invited to the Library for 20 to 30 minutes of themed stories and rhymes for children 18 to 36 months of age.

Savage SnoPacers Snowmobilers are invited to attend a meeting of the Savage SnoPacers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Buffalo Tap, 4990 West 123rd St., Savage. The group meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information, call (612) 567-6691 or visit the SnoPacer’s Web site at www.snopacers.com.

Child Loss Support Group A Child Loss Grief Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 The group meets the second Monday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. For more information, call (952) 403-2002.

55-plus driver improvement program A 55-plus four-hour refresher course will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St. S.E., Prior Lake. The course is open to the public. Cost is $20. For more information or to register, call (888) 234-1294 or visit www.mnsafetycenter.org.

Savage Social Club Join the Savage Social Club for a presentation from Savage Pacer staff and learn the role of a community newspaper. A question-andanswer session will follow. Event will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Environmental Learning Center, 13500 Dakota Ave.

Mothers of Multiples The Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Apple Valley Community Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through April. For more information contact Bonnie Korman at (952) 890-6680 or info@mvmom.org.

La Leche League The La Leche League offers support and encouragement to mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies. The group’s next meeting

takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 The group meets the second Tuesday of each month and mothers are encouraged to bring their nursing babies. Pregnant women are invited to attend before the birth of their baby. For more information on the meeting (including location) or breastfeeding questions, call Traci at (952) 226-2052, Linda at (952) 447-1781 or April at (952) 440-4320.

Event will take place on Prior Lake Feb. 18 BY ALEX HALL ahall@swpub.com

NAMI support group The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Valley Green Workforce Center, 752 Canterbury Road, in Shakopee. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. For more information, call Janet (952) 890-1669.

It may have been a milder winter than usual so far, but Prior Lake Police Sgt. John Stanger said that won’t make next Saturday’s plunge into Prior Lake any more pleasant. “It’s still nearly frozen water,” said Stanger, who helped organize the event with other local law enforcement agencies. The Polar Bear Plunge, set for next Saturday at Sand Point Beach on Prior Lake, is a philanthropic tradition in Minnesota in which people dive into

Caregiver Support Group SarahCare Adult Day Center, 4833 123rd St., downtown Savage, is having to a Caregiver Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 Emerald Crest Assisted Living Communities co-sponsors the meetings, which take place in an in-formal setting and are facilitated by health care professionals in the community. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. For more information, call Heather Raduenz at (952) 465-0555.

ridiculously cold lake water to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. While the plunge itself may not be especially enjoyable for everybody, the Polar Bear Plunge is great fun for everybody involved, from plungers to spectators, said Savage Police Chief Rodney Seurer. “Whether it’s freezing out or whether it’s nice weather like we’re having this year, it’s a fun event and people come out and have a blast,” he said. To register, visit www. plungemn.org/location/priorlake and click the “register” button. Read more at www.savagepacer.com by searching “Polar Plunge”.

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Degrees farenheit, the forecasted temperature for Feb. 18 in Prior Lake (The Weather Channel).

The Two Eagles Detachment, Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Dan Patch American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage. The Marine Corps League is an organization for all Marines and FMF Corpsman, including active, retired and honorably discharged Marines and FMF Corpsman. For more information, email incoming@twoeagles-mcl.org.

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Dollars raised for Special Olympics Minnesota in first three years of Polar Bear Plunge in Prior Lake; 54,864 was raised last year alone.

Total people who have plunged in Prior

Pajama Story Time Children can wear their pajamas and bring their teddy bears to the Savage Library for stories, rhymes, and cookies and milk during a Pajama Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. The theme is “Be My Valentine.” All ages are welcome and no registration is required. For more information, call the Library at (952) 707-1770. The Savage Library is located at 13090 Alabama Ave.

ONGOING

Non-smoking Alanon group A non-smoking Alanon group meets at 7: 30 p.m. each Thursday at St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville. For more information, call (952) 435-2711 or (952) 440-3948.

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Two eager plungers from last year’s event in Prior Lake leap feet first into the frigid lake water, all in the name of philanthropy.

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AN OPEN HOUSE THAT OPENS DOORS. Primrose School students consistently score above their peers on standardized tests. That’s why so many parents partner with Primrose® to build a solid foundation for future success. Join us at our Open House and discover the Primrose difference for yourself. What:

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Savage Worship Directory Place your newspaperr worship ad on our online worship directory www www.savagepacer.com. savagepacer com For more informatio information call 952-447-6669 Living Hope Lutheran Church & School

Glendale United Methodist Church 13550 Glendale Rd. Savage – 894-5394 www.GlendaleChurchUMC.org

8600 Horizon Dr. • Shakopee (3 blocks north of Cty. Rd. 42 on Cty. Rd. 18)

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We have a Worship Directory in each of these publications: Eden Prairie News Shakopee Valley News Chanhassen Villager Jordan Independent Prior Lake America Chaska Herald Savage Pacer

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ACCOLADES Goebel resides in Savage with his wife Rachel and their two kids, 6-year-old Mila and 3-year-old Max, and joined the Savage Fire Department in August 2008. However, in his relatively short time on the department, he’s already become a trusted leader. In one of the letters nominating Goebel as Firefighter of the Year, the author wrote that “Steve is always willing to give a hand on anything that needs to be done around the station, and he always has a good attitude. He is someone I rely on to help get things done around the station or on the fire ground, and I have the comfort of knowing that it will be done

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and done right.” Goebel, a South Dakota native and graduate of Prior Lake High School, said he was at least partially inspired to join the department by his fatheri n-law Da le R ada n ke, who served on the Prior Lake Fire Department for nearly 20 years. “Knowing my father-in-law and seeing his participation in it, it was something I had always kind of been interested in,” said Goebel. “It’s one of the things I can do to give back to the community a little bit and learn some safety things for my family.” In addition to serving as a fi refi ghter, Goebel is also a certified emergency medical technician (EMT). Almost immediately after joining, said McColl, Goebel became a huge asset to the department. Part of that came from his familiarity with fi re

service, but also from some special skills he has. “One of the big things Steve brought to us was not only his technology knowledge base, but also his mechanical knowledge base,” said McColl. “Where that comes into play is when we have an apparatus that breaks down … Steve is able to troubleshoot it.” McColl said that’s especially helpful because while more and more people are becoming technologically inclined these days, there are fewer and fewer people who are mechanically inclined. But McColl said it’s not only Goebel’s ability to work that makes him an asset, but it’s also his willingness to work. “A lot of times during his off time, you’ll fi nd him down at the fi re station working on equipment,” he said. “Above and beyond. If there’s something he knows needs to be

done, he doesn’t wait for a maintenance night to do it … He’s got that ‘can-do’ attitude.” During the day, Goebel is a purchasing manager at homebuilding company Mattamy Homes. Goebel said his experience in the home-building business, especially the knowledge he’s gained about how homes are built, has served him well as a fi refighter. “Knowing how the pieces and parts fit together, and especially in a fi re situation, where there may be weakening in parts of the structure, it helps you know where to go and where not to be,” he said.

LIFE AS A FIREFIGHTER For Goebel, life as a firefighter is full of more ups than downs. “It’s just a lot of fun,” he said. “We’ve got a great group of people here.” But it’s not always fun. Being

on-call can be hard on a family, something Goebel readily admits. “There’s times when it’s disappointing; it’s never great to run out on a birthday party or holiday event,” Goebel said, “but it’s what I signed up to do.” Still, Goebel said he’s received nothing but support from his wife Rachel. “I’ve been very lucky,” he said. “My father-in-law was on for 25 years, so my wife kind of knew what she was getting herself into. She completely understood and she’s been extremely supportive. It would be very difficult without that.” Since joining the department, Goebel has gained yet another supportive family: that of his fellow fi refi ghters. Easing that transition into a new family was the fact that Goebel joined with a large group of guys.

“We star ted of f going to Carver County to go to fire school, so we spent six months in a truck for two hours a day, two times a week getting to know each other. I made some great friends that way,” Goebel said. “Then, as you get on and get more comfortable and start to interact more with the folks on the department, absolutely … it’s like adding 40 new parts to your family.” For Goebel, the most rewarding part of being a fi refighter is the engagement with the community. “W hether we’re going to calls, doing public education or Dan Patch Days, that’s the best part of it,” he said, “seeing the reaction of the community and being able to provide a service to them, and also doing some fun things throughout the year where we get to interact with them.”

‘How we met’ and other love stories from readers

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alentine’s Day is all about the love, and if you’re married there aren’t many stories more sentimental than how you and your partner met, how your marriage proposal was made, or how your life remains full of love after many years of marriage. Those stories are often sweet, funny … and perhaps a little unusual. We asked readers to tell us how they met their spouses, to share funny or unique marriage proposals, or simply tell us a love story. The best of those responses are on this page. We thank these brave readers for their stories.

Honoring the spirit of love As a native of Eden Prairie, my career took me to Newport Beach, Calif. in 2005. While there, I met a beautiful woman named Jen who shared many of my passions. Long walks along the beach and weekend trips around the West fueled our excitement. Within a year, I knew I had to snag her for good. By May 2011, we were married and ready for the next adventure. What we didn’t realize was that fate, via a wonderful career opportunity, would bring us back to the Twin Cities soon after. Many of her friends and family couldn’t believe she would move to such a cold place, given she had grown up in Las Vegas and never even driven in the snow before. But since our move to Prior Lake in August, Jen has shown an aggressive enthusiasm for everything our beautiful area has to offer. From the farmer’s market to Cleary Lake dog park, volunteering at local charities to spearheading a trip to the St. Paul

‘I can’t believe I actually did that’ I met my husband at Sears when it used to be on Lake Street in Minneapolis. I worked in menswear, and the tailor shop in back of menswear was also a break area. A new guy, a really handsome guy, was taking his break. I asked the tailor, a good friend, to introduce me. He said “Nah,” if you want him to fall in love with you, just take this hanger which he had broken open to a straight wire. He tied a string to each end and tied the string together at the top. “Now,” he said, “hang this string around his ears and bang on the wire and he will love you forever.”

Matt and Jen Karpinko at their wedding. Jen moved from the warmth of the West Coast to the frozen tundra of Minnesota for love. Winter Carnival, Jen has shown her taste for the flavor of life ever since we moved here. It is just that spirit that caused me to fall in love with her from day one.

Matt Karpinko Prior Lake

So, I can’t believe I actually did that, but I went ahead and did just that. We were happily married in Jordan 3-1/2 years later. With fond remembrance,

Dorothy (Warden) Tournat

Boy meets girl at Radermacher’s The store was quiet, nearing the end of the night. There was something lonely about that store when we approached closing. The hustle of the day was drawing to an end and the aisles were empty. I wasn’t alone; there was a cashier up front and my best friend was

in the front of the store sweeping, cleaning up after a long day. It was the night before prom, and I was feeling lonely. The empty store wasn’t helping. I walked up to the front of the store to help clean up, and as I rounded the corner, I saw her for the fi rst time. Well, I had seen her before, of course; we worked together. But I had never really seen her before. She was at her register, waiting patiently for customers. She had long, straight brown hair and a beautiful smile. We had talked before, on break or while we were working. I always joked with her, because she seemed to have a sense of humor similar to mine. I approached her, not sure of what I would say. I hoped that I could make her laugh, while asking her to get to know me at the same time. I struck up a conversation. I don’t remember what we talked about that night, all I remember is what happened at the end of the conversation. “Are you going to prom?” I asked. “No,” she replied. She didn’t say much because she was very shy, but that’s one of the things I found so unique about her. “Your boyfriend won’t take you, or what?” I questioned. I was joking, but it was a delicate question to ask. “I don’t have a boyfriend,” she answered. “Do you want one?” I asked with a grin. She shyly laughed and turned away to hide her face. Later that night, she accepted my invitation. That was April 24, 2009. Over the next couple months, we got to know each other well, and we spent the whole summer together. We faced one daunting challenge at the end of the summer, and we knew it was coming. She had been accepted to South Dakota State University, while I was going to attend Michigan Technological University. That fi rst semester was the hardest of our relationship, but we got though it with the help of Skype. We did some research and discovered that there was a school within five minutes of mine that supported her major. She quickly applied to Finlandia University and was accepted. We have been inseparable ever since. Last summer, on July 14, I proposed to her, and we will be married on May 12 this year. I am so grateful that I worked on that lonely night with that cute, shy cashier, because she has changed my life forever.

Crash my Corvette, survive anything The following story is completely true and I have my wife’s OK to send it to you, too … lol. I had come back from a long day at work and my (then-fiancée) took my 1975 Corvette for a spin. I trusted her and she knew where the keys where kept, so this was not out of the ordinary. Her best friend arrived, and seeing her gone, decided to wait for her by sitting on my motorcycle, which was parked in front of my car. Seeing her friend waiting my then-fiancée went to park the car back where it was, and as she parked, the carburetor on the car surged and she hit my motorcycle with my Corvette and knocked her best friend to the ground. She was quite worried on how I might react, and when she told me, I asked if her friend was OK. We were married shortly after that. I figure if I can live through her hitting my motorcycle with my Corvette, I can live through just about anything … chuckle.

Dan Elke figures if Shannon could crash his Corvette into his motorcycle and he could survive, he might as well marry her. I do love you, Shannon; life is never boring. Love,

Dan Elke Jordan

It only took 28 years… Steve and I fi rst dated when we were 22 years old. We dated for about a year, broke up, got back together, broke up again but remained friends. I moved to Denver and we saw each other several times but lost touch for many years. I found him on Facebook three years ago, fully expecting that in the 13 or so years we hadn’t talked that he’d be happily married with kids. I simply wanted to touch base with him. He wasn’t married, nor was I, when I came from Milwaukee to visit. There ensued a fairy tale. Our enjoyment in being together was as i f we were 22 years old again, and our love resonated. We got engaged shortly thereafter and upon announcing this, both of our families sighed, “Finally!” I married the only man I have ever loved on Oct. 9, 2010 and we are

The Steeles at their wedding reception. Elizabeth wore the red velvet dress that was handmade for her grandmother’s wedding in the early 1930s. still giddy about our good fortune!

Elizabeth J. Steele Prior Lake

Michael Houghton Houghton, Mich.

Daniel Rogers proposed to Stacey (Kreuser) Rogers by putting an engagement ring inside of a rare shell he found while snorkeling in Fiji.

‘Yes’ moment: Ring given in a rare shell

John Herzog reflects on the love of his life and the resulting blessings, including grandchildren, shown oldest to youngest, Emma (left), Jacob, Ethan, Isabella, Rowan, Andrew, Ethan and Asher.

Family provides lifelong blessings I have truly been blessed in my life. My wife, Colleen, and I have lived in Jordan now for over 30 years, and this has become our home. We have raised five wonderful daughters (Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Emily and Molly). And we now have eight beautiful grandchildren (Emma,

Jacob, Ethan, Isabella, Rowan, Andrew, Ethan and Asher). We have three great son-in-laws (Ted, Chris and Jeff), as well. They all reside in the metro area; it is so nice to have them close. No matter how difficult life can get at times, family always brings me back and reminds me of what is

truly special and most important of all. In February, Colleen and I will celebrate 40 years of marriage. I would just like to say how much you mean to me. I love you. You are the best part of my life.

John Herzog Jordan

How we met: Upon arriving in Sydney on vacation, Stacey went to climb the Harbour Bridge to see sights of the beautiful Harbour City. By a twist of fate, Dan led Stacey’s climb and they spent the whole tour together. A longdistance love blossomed – you can’t get much more distance than between Minnesota and Sydney! – and after hundreds of phone calls, e-mails, and texts, international visits, and an intercontinental move to Sydney … four years later, we are starting the beginning of another new journey together as husband and wife. There was a very special trip to

Fiji in 2010, when Dan surprised Stacey by taking her away under the guise of it being her birthday present. It was during this trip that Dan popped the question on the beach, after fi nding a rare shell while snorkeling and putting the ring in the shell. In December, 60 of our family and friends joined us back in paradise for our dream wedding on the beach in Fiji, including Jordanites Dave and Karen Kreuser, Lisa Kreuser, Emily Plooster, and Katie LaPlant.

Daniel Rogers and Stacey Kreuser Rogers


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investigator taints it.” Vermillion noted the Wagner case involved a criminal investigation, while this matter is an employee complaint. Earlier this year, Wagner and Menden attempted to fi re the county administrator, but were unsuccessful. There is no indication that the employee complaint is related to that effort. At the time, Wagner cited a distrust of Shelton and displeasure with the way Shelton talked about his personal fi nances, while Menden just cited a long list of grievances without naming them. Menden told the County Board he was never informed of t he complai nt, nor pro vided a copy, by Scott County Employee Relations. “Which stinks,” he said. “I had to hear

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I f farmed out, “this wou ld mean that any employee could question that process going forward,” she said. But Com missioner Joe Wagner of Sand Creek Townsh ip joi ne d w it h Menden , noting that when he was investigated recently for a possible confl ict of interest in the way he handled a constituent matter (that of his sister-inlaw), it was handed over to the Washington County Attorney’s Office. “Here we have t his person higher than I am and it waddles here in Scott County,” s a id Wa g ner. “ T h at S c ot t C ou nt y even selec ted t hi s

it through a third party.” Employee Relations Director Jack Kemme said this is the fi rst time the County has hired a completely external investigator to look into an employee complaint. He said his role is only to provide the investigator with phone numbers and requested documents. Menden said he is fi ne with the investigator continuing, but just wanted the oversight handed over to another county. “My understanding is the attorney is going to come back and say these are the facts,” Menden said. “The attorney isn’t going to come back and say we recommend discipline or no discipline or what kind of discipline. That’s what I’m looking for. A neutral party to come back and tell us, ‘Hey

this is what our recommendation is.’” The decision on what to do would be up to the Scott County Board as Shelton’s supervisor. Backing his concern, Menden said, is that he’s already heard that a couple of elected officials were “browbeating” the complainant. “Are we setting up ourselves for lawsuits?” Menden asked, if the investigation is overseen in-house. Marschall chastised Menden for making the assertion that others are browbeating the complainant. “That is the kind of thing that an investigator will ask,” she said. The County Board was instructed not to reveal the par-

“A long delay is really unfair to the person complaining and the person being complained against. As long as it’s unbiased and fair, it should be handled as speedily as possible.” Jon Ulrich County Commissioner

ties involved in the complaint at the board meeting. However, under the state’s Data Practices Act, the County must reveal the name of an employee who is under investigation, according to media attorney Mark Anfinson, a consultant for the Minnesota Newspaper Association. But

it can’t share details of the complaint unless disciplinary action is taken. Although there is “no right or w ron g ” a n swer i n t hi s matter, Anfi nson opined that it would not be unusual for a county to turn over an investigation of a high-level employee to another county.

SCHOOL NEWS

Coldwell Banker Burnet

Primrose School info session Feb. 16

Scott County 952-445-7272 cbburnet.com GO R INS GEO IDE US

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FABULOUS RAMBLER ON THE WILDS 14TH

TWIN HOME/CD TERMS AVAILABLE

4BR, 3BA rambler that walks out to the 14th hole. Over 3600 fin. sq. ft. This is a short sale and subject to third party approval. LL bar entertainment area PLUS media room. $429,000.

3BR/3BA twinhome in Sterling North at The Wilds. Phenomenal views. Great location near clubhouse/practice range/walking path. 2FP: one gas/one wood. Contract for deed terms possible. Call listing agent. Quick close possible. $398,013.

DEWAYNE & DIANE BLOEM 612-868-5484

SUN-FILLED FOR YOUR VALENTINE! You will love this home! 2913 Bobcat Trail NW, Prior Lake. 5 bedrooms, 4 bath twostory with every amenity! Maple, Birch, granite & stainless! $374,900.

Harbor Kids Carnival set for Feb. 25

OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-2:00

5414 W. 145TH ST., SAVAGE $241,000

2987 BOBCAT TRAIL NW, PRIOR LAKE $499,830

19661 DAKOTA AVE. CREDIT RIVER TWP. $1,199,900

This amazing valued home has Andersen windows, maint. free exterior, private backyard, 3BR, 3BA, 3 season porch, 6 panel doors, a new furnace & stainless steel appliances.

This quality built rambler has all you’d want! 5BR, 3BA, large gourmet kit, 10 ft. ceilings, sun room, MBR w/fplc, oversized BA w/heated flrs, full wet bar, 2 more gas frplc w/built-ins & maint. free deck.

10 soaring acres encompass this eclectic estate. Home business & hobby farm. 5BA/6BA 15 car garage! A property that captures everyone’s dream.

Mike LaVelle & Scott Seeley TEAM SOLUTIONS

651-4-BURNET

www.edinarealty.com Edina Realty does not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, or any other protected status.

4 4-BR, 2-BA excellent price and it includes a 3-car garage and a huge in deck. Spacious kitchen includes appl. and center island. Home is updated with all new carpeting and paint. Convenient location near Prairie Bend Park. $159,900.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

5BR, 5BA, 5 Acres. Excellent condition and construction. Many special features - open floor plan - main floor living - tons of granite. $599,900. MLS#4042859

Katie Marrinan

Harbor Kids Early Learning Center will hold a free carnival and open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. Kids games, tours and free massages will be available. Harbor Kids is located at 5995 Timber Trail S.E., Prior Lake. For more information, call (952) 447-6191.

BJensen@cbburnet.net

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716 STONEBROOKE DR. SHAKOPEE

20135 LAKE RIDGE DRIVE

1 sty home on the 9th fairway of Stonebrooke Golf Course. 4BR, 3BA Rambler w/walkout mn lv MA ste w/whirlpl tub. Quality built, great condition vaulted flr plan, newly finished snrm lg dck, fresh cul-de-sac lot, main flr laundry, 3 car gar. $349,000.

Beautiful 2 story on 2.8 Acres! 4 bedrooms up with a master suite, newly finished lower level, new carpet, stainless steel appliances, new granite center island and so much more! Dir.: Hwy 13 to (23) Panama Ave E, follow to 200th St, take right and then a left on Lake Ridge Dr.

Wendy Dorn

BRUCE NELSON 952-270-1514

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FOUR LEVEL WALKOUT

15152 Kortsch Trail, Prior Lake

New listing just move right in. 5BR, 3BA, wooded lot backs to woods of Fish Point Park. Hdwd on entire main lvl and more. 3rd and 4th lvl are both w/o. 4th lvl would make a good home office/roommate area with its private entrance. $239,000. A must see!

66’ OF LAKESHORE

1444 WATERSEDGE TRAIL WE HAVE BUYERS FOR YOUR LAKE HOME!

If you are thinking of selling or buying your lake home please contact me for more information.

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LAKE MARION RAMBLER 3BR, 3BA custom rambler on Lake Marion Lakeshore, large garage for 3 cars & boat storage, wall of windows. Lake views & decks. 18869 Kabot Cove, Lakeville.

BILL JENSEN 612-701-9264

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BRACKETT’S CROSSINGS BEST 2006 built 4BR, 4BA, large 3 gar. 3518 sq. ft. int. lower cherry, granite, SS appl. All Lanar upgrades. 18113 Lamar Court, Lakeville.

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You will love this lake front home! 1007 Vista Ridge Lane. 4 bedroom, 5 bath two-story with every amenity! Designed for easy lake living... $549,900.

612-720-3587 www.JimGruver.com HomesInTheWilds.com

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JIM GRUVER

TIM BOTHOF 952-270-3967

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F a m i l i e s i nt e r e s t e d i n learning more about the nationally-accredited Primrose P rivate Kinderga r ten pro gram, curriculum and daily schedule are invited to attend a parent information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Primrose School of Savage, 7459 South Park Drive, Savage. Parents will learn about the Primrose Balanced LearningSM philosophy, tour the kindergarten classroom and meet the lead kindergarten teacher. To make a reservation or for more in formation, cal l Primrose School of Savage at (952) 226-4352.

MAGGIE KLEIN 612-581-3598

WILLOWS LAKE ACCESS 3649 WILLOW BEACH ST. $279,900

172’ PRIOR LAKESHORE 15721 ISLAND VIEW $549,900

Over 3000 square feet finished. 5-6 bedrooms, screened porch, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, walk-in pantry, lake views and lake access with swimming beach.

Rare level large lot - big enough for a swimming pool! 4 bedrooms, office, walkout, huge deck, granite counters, stainless appliances, heated floors and a 3 car garage.

GREAT HOUSE, EXCEPTIONAL YARD!

“GONE FISHIN”

Why drive north? 2 homes, spectacular views, 3+ acres on Faribault’s French Lake. $524,900. MLS#4072463.

Leslie Marrinan

Great 4BR, 2BA home - 2 car attached, 2 car detached garage on 1.6 acres. The backyard is gorgeous. Huge boulder wall, towering oak trees and a stream decor the yard. You must see to appreciate. For a private showing, call or email me today! $210,000. MLS#4079461. 32097 Sanborn Dr.

PAUL KRUEGER 612-328-4506

612-201-7607 612-723-0607

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MARK & MARY GORES

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Located in W. Burnsville. 3BR, 2BA This 2 sty model home is only one rambler. Call me for a free market analysis. of many floorplans that could be built I will get you a sold sign in your front yard! on this wooded, w/o Savage lot. Call

today for more info. $259,200.

LYNN CHAMPINE (952) 447-9422 (612) 597-3557

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HAMILTON HILLS

Chad & Sara Huebener 952-212-3597 www.ChadandSara.com www.WestSavageBlog.com

4BR + Loft on cul-de-sac! 2-Sty Great Rm! NEW Stainless Steel Appliances! Formal Dining. Priv MSTR w/ whirlpl. Fin BSMT w/ abundant storage! Landscaped, in-grd sprinkler system! NEW mechanicals! 24 Hour Recorded Message 1-800-605-6994 Ext. 270

MN RIVER VALLEY

MN River Valley views! W/O rambler on 2.87 wooded acres! Granite KIT, tile/ travertine baths. Vaulted MSTR suite w/ whirlpl. Wraparound veranda. New carpet, solid drs, hdwd flrs. There’s even a 2nd Kitchen! 24 Hour Recorded Message 1-800-605-6994 Ext. 451

CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP

5 Acres and a Pool! Sprawling W/O rambler backs to creek & situated on park-like setting. In-ground pool, Lg Rms w/ panoramic views, sunroom, screen porch. Enormous MSTR suite! Granite KIT & baths! 24 Hour Recorded Message 1-800-605-6994 Ext. 250

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This is one of the cleanest & well maintained home in this price range on the market today. Modified 2-story w/4BRs, 3BAs 1st fl. fam rm. and a wonderful city lot. Triple gar - htd., painted & insulated. Lots of updates! DIR: City Rd #21 to Raspberry Ridge Rd., E to Hidden Pond Trl, L to 4140 Hidden Pond Trl. See you @ the open.

BUTCH HANSEN 952-807-4001

NEW LISTING

$178,500

Great townhome overlooking a very private, wooded area! 3 BR, 3 baths. Nice deck for summer! Walkout lower level is finished with BR, bath and family room!

LAKE ACCESS ON PRIOR LAKE 15645 RIDGEMONT AVE

$275,000

KAREN STILES

Just one short block to the lake with dock, beach and picnic area. 612-749-1615 www.karenstiles.edinarealty.com 4BR, 3BA. $350/year association fee! 3-season porch, lots to like! www.karenstileshomes.com


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LAKERS BASKETBALL

Step up in play

BOYS HOCKEY

Laker boys get win in final seconds BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

PHOTOS BY TOM SCHARDIN

Burnsville sophomore Teemu Kivihalme (26) chases down the puck with Prior Lake senior Derek Johnson in pursuit in the Blaze’s 8-2 win over the Lakers Feb. 2.

Will they meet again? Blaze gets better of Lakers in a key conference showdown BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

These two rivals could easily meet again in the Section 2AA playoffs. But until then, the Burnsville boys hockey team has reigned supreme over Prior Lake, winning the two South Suburban Conference meetings by a combined 16-5 margin. The Blaze won a physical, heated battle on its home ice Feb. 2, getting two goals and an assist from sophomore Tyler Sheehy and a goal and three assists from senior Hunter Anderson in an 8-2 blowout. G oi n g i nto t he g a me, many believed if Prior Lake could knock off the Blaze it would have paved the way for the No. 2 seed in the section. It would have also put the Lakers ahead in the conference standings.

But Bu r nsvi l le (13 - 8 -1 overall, 10-3-1 in league play) would have none of that, despite a mediocre January where the Blaze was a .500 club (4-4-1). Meanwhile, Prior Lake (13-9, 8-6) went into the game winning four straight. The Section 2AA playoffs start Feb. 23. Fifth-ranked Edina (17- 4) is a lock for the No. 1 seed. Burnsville should get the No. 2, while the Lakers are looking like the No. 3. Chanhassen (15-4-1) will try to make a case for the No. 3. But the Storm’s schedule is extremely weak (15 of 24 games against Class A teams). The Storm could finish with 20 wins, but the team would not have beaten a Class AA program with a winning record even if it wins out. Other teams in the section field: Holy Angels (7-122), Bloomington Jefferson

Prior Lake junior Blake Busch (right) and Burnsville senior Tanner Barnes exchange a few words late in the game. (5 -14-2), Shakopee (4-17-1) and Bloomington Kennedy (4-16). Prior Lake started strong against the Blaze. Junior Gavin Smith flicked a wrist shot past Burnsville junior goalie Chris Mallon 58 seconds into the game. But Burnsville responded 1:57 later on Sheehy’s fi rst goal. Senior Cory Chapman and Sheehy scored 3:12 apart later in the frame for a 3-1 lead.

Prior Lake closed the gap to one goal 5:12 into the second period on a hard shot from senior Kyle Krueger (his teambest 22nd goal) that went over Mallon’s glove side and into the upper corner of the net. Burnsville took a fiveminute major penalty about a minute later, giving the Lakers a chance to tie the game and even take the lead on the power play.

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Will a last-second win give the Prior Lake boys basketball team some much-needed momentum going forward? The Lakers avoided a third straight loss Feb. 6 with a dramatic 52-50 win at Rosemount in a South Suburban Conference game. Sophomore guard Jon Sobaski made a game-winning shot in the final moments, finishing with a game-high 14 points. Prior Lake went into the game on the heels of another nail-biter, a 71-70 home loss to No. 5-ranked Apple Valley Feb. 3 in a league game. Prior Lake inched a game closer to the .500 mark (9-10 overall, 5-6 in league play) with some big games coming up against Section 2AAAA competition, including Friday at home versus Bloomington Jefferson (results not available at press time). The Lakers stay at home Tuesday, Feb. 14 to take on Lakeville South and will hit the road again Feb. 17 to take on Bloomington Kennedy. Both league games start at 7:15 p.m. “Hard fought win; it was a battle,” Lakers coach Alex Focke tweeted after the Rosemount game. “(We got a) huge lift from our bench.” The section tournament is fast approaching and the toptwo seeds in Section 2AAAA seem pretty certain – Eden Prairie (14-5) and Chanhassen (15-4). Prior Lake, Kennedy (811), Lakeville South (8-11) are each vying for the third and fourth seeds and a home game in the quarterfi nals. Seeds in the section are done by QRF rankings (quality results formula). As of Thursday, Prior Lake’s ranking (No. 27) was 12 better than Lakeville South’s and miles ahead of Kennedy’s (86). In fact, 5-13 Jefferson’s rating (84) was also better than Kennedy’s, followed by Shakopee (8-12) at 93 and Burnsville (0-18) at 189.

The Prior Lake girls basketball team is starting to show signs that it could become a dangerous team in the playoffs. The Lakers won for the fourth time in five games Feb. 6, getting 17 points from senior Molly Simpkins and 23 rebounds from junior Tiffaney Flaata in a 65-51 home win over Rosemount in a South Suburban Conference game. The Lakers also earned an impressive 60-55 win at Apple Valley Feb. 3. Prior Lake forged a game over the .500 mark with the back-to-back wins (11-10) and improved to 8-5 in the league st a ndi ngs wit h some key games coming up. Prior Lake’s next three opponents are against Section 2AAAA foes and that started Friday (results not available at press time) at Bloomington Jefferson. The Lakers follow with a road game at Lakeville South Tuesday, Feb. 14 and a home game versus No. 5 -ranked Bloomington Kennedy Thursday, Feb. 16. Both games start at 7:15 p.m.

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Prior Lake sophomore Taylor Zupan tries to score inside in the Lakers’ 65-51 win over Rosemount Feb. 6.

PL girls have won four of their last five BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

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Trails to the crown

Slopes toward state

Blaze girls win Section 3 title BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

The Burnsville girls Nordic ski team is heading back to state for the fourth time in six years. Remember the last time the Blaze was there? That was in 2009 when the team won the state title. Led by sophomore Vivian Hett, Burnsville won the Section 3 championship Feb. 7 at Theodore Wirth in Minneapolis. The Blaze fi nished with 375 points, well ahead of runnerup Minneapolis South (351) and last year’s champion St. Paul Highland Park (349).

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The Burnsville girls Nordic ski team won the Section 3 title Feb. 7, earning its fourth trip to state in six years. Last year, the Scots fi nished two points ahead of the Blaze to deny the team the section crown. Hett and her teammates would have none of that this time around with four skiers in the top 15. “Winning the section championships is a great accomplishment and was an important goal for our team since the end of last season,” said Blaze coach Chris Harvey. “We are looking to continue our improvement and success at the state meet and will not be happy just to be there, but want to be competitive with the top teams in the state,” Harvey said.

Hett, ranked No. 7 in the state, won the title finishing the 5,000-meter classical and freestyle races with a combined time of 32:31.2. Ninth-grader Jordan Horner was fi fth (35.51.7), followed by sophomore Tori Felton in eighth (37: 0 6.0) and sopho mor e K r i st a B a i n i n 15t h (37.58.2). The top-four skiers count in the team standings. Bu r n svi l le’s ot her f i ni shers: ninth-grader Jane Koch (16th, 38:38.7), junior Kjerstin Narvesen (24th, 40:10.7) and eighth-grader Johanna Weber (48th, 44:16.7).

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Last year belonged to the boys. Now it’s the girls’ time to shine. Led by sophomore Lizzy Drusch, the Burnsville girls Alpine ski team fi nished second at the Section 6 meet Feb. 7 at Buck Hill in Burnsville, qualifying for state by the slimmest of margins – a tiebreaker. Bloomington Jefferson won the title with 304 points, while the Blaze and Lakeville South finished with 300 and Lakeville North was just one point back. T he top -t wo tea ms a nd top-10 individuals not on the qualifying squads make state. The top-four skiers count in the team standings, so the tie-breaker came down to the highest-finishing fifth skier from each team. That belonged to the Blaze and off to state the team goes. Last winter, the Burnsville boys sort of came out of nowhere to fi nish second at sections to earn a state bid, where the team fi nished fi fth.

“It still hasn’t quite hit me yet that we made it to state. It was quite a surprise.” Luke Abrahamson Blaze coach This year, the Blaze came up just short, fi nishing third with 333 points, well back of champion Chanhassen (378) and runner-up Edina (373). Burnsville did get one skier to state. Junior Tom Flickinger finished 11th overall with a time of 49.42 on his two runs. The state meet is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Meanwhi le, Luke Abrahamson is in his fi rst season coaching the Blaze girls. He’s a 2008 Burnsville graduate, who skied four seasons on the boys’ team, but never got to state. “It still hasn’t quite hit me yet that we made it to state,”

said Abrahamson. “I’m sure all of the girls are still walking on air because of their reactions (after we qualified). It was quite a surprise.” Abrahamson said his team really started to come together late in the year, which gave him hope going into sections. He also gave a lot of credit to Burnsville boys coach Derek Nash. “Nash developed these skiers over the past five years and he was helping me every part of the way this year,” said Abrahamson. “Also, the coach last year, Sarah Condon, helped bring them to the point they were before the year started. All I did was set some course, pretend like I knew something about coaching and encourage the girls to do the best they possibly can.” Drusch ended up fourth overall (50.46), while sophomore Erica Lindsay was 19th (54.18). She was followed by junior Laura Garbe (11th, 55.86) and sophomore Maddie Roberts (31st, 58.01).

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Wrestling: Blaze earns third at invite The Burnsville wrestling team had two champions at the Pine Island Invitational Feb. 4. Overall, the Blaze had 10 place winners to fi nish third in the 10-team field with 152 points. Kasson-Mantorville (ranked No. 4 in Class 2A) won with 222 points. Burnsville went into the invite off a 40-29 win at Lakeville South in a South Suburban Conference dual Feb. 2. The Blaze took a 2-5 league record into its final regular season dual Thursday (results not available at press time) versus Eastview. The Section 3AAA team tourney is Friday Feb. 17 at Apple Valley. At the invite, senior Andy Underhill improved to 29 -1 on the season, winning the 120-pound title match by injury default. Underhill, ranked No. 2 in the state, went 3-0 in the tourney with one fall. Junior Lucas Grossoehme also went 3-0, earning two falls and a 6-1 win in his title match. Taking second for the Blaze: sophomor e Bi l l Underh i l l (ranked No. 6) at 106 and senior Harry Bramley at 145. Other finishes: sophomore Ryan Vogelgesang at 170 (4th), senior Dmytro Hutsal at 182 (4th), junior Kevin Moruri at 195 (4th), junior Alonso Quintana at 132 (5th), sophomore Ethan Morgel at heavyweight (6th) and sophomore Paul Freiler at 152 (6th). Against Lakeville South, the Blaze won the first seven weights: ninth-grader Michael Ramirez at 106 (12-1), Bill Underhill at 113 (fall), Andy Underhill at 120 (fall), senior BJ Vang at 126 (10-9), senior Andre Sellars at 132 (technical fall), Quintana at 138 (fall) and Frieler at 145 (fall). Moruri also won by major decision at 182.

Basketball: Blaze teams fall twice The Burnsville boys and girls basketball teams each dropped a pair of South Suburban Conference games. The Blaze girls fell 64-21 at No. 7 Eastview Feb. 6 and lost 75-51 to No. 5 Bloomington Kennedy Feb. 3. The girls dropped to 7-14 overall, 2-9 in league play. The team played host to Eagan Friday (results not available at press time), before playing at Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 14 and at No. 10 Lakeville North Feb. 17. Senior Jessica Buck led the Blaze in the loss to Eastview with 10 points. Against Kennedy, she had 15, while senior Jessica Ranke scored 13. Meanwhile, the Burnsville boys fell to 0-18 overall (0-11 in the conference) following a 9039 loss versus No. 1 Eastview Feb. 6 and a 77-42 defeat at Kennedy Feb. 3. The Blaze was at Eagan Friday, before playing host to Jefferson Feb. 14 and No. 3 Lakeville North Feb. 17. Against Eastview, junior Eli Rogers and senior AJ Coleman each had eight points. Senior Bryan Heard had 16 in the loss to Kennedy.

Boys swim: Blaze drops league dual The Burnsville boys swimming team won five events in a 94-85 loss at Apple Valley Feb. 3 in a South Suburban Conference dual meet. The Blaze’s fi nal conference dual before the Section 3AA meet was Friday versus Lakeville North (results not available at press time). The section meet is Feb. 22-24. Juniors Charlie Kollasch and Ben Albert each won two events against Apple Valley. Kollasch won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.07 and the 100 backstroke (54.83). Albert was tops in the 200 individual medley (2:00.93) and the 100 breaststroke (1:01.72). Kollasch and Albert, senior Justin Clem and junior Shawn Wong won the 200 medley relay (1:45.10). Clem was also second in both the 50 freestyle (24.13) and the 100 butterfly (57.32), while senior Patrick Solinger was runner-up in the 100 free (55.16) and Wong was second in the 500 free (5:25.09). Burnsville’s 200 free team of Solinger, seventh-grader Ryan Dobrzy nski, eighth-g rader Adam Jarnigan and senior Anthony Nguyen was second (1:43.02), as was the 400 free team of Wong, Clem, Albert and Kollasch (3:28.16).

GYMNASTICS

Focus now on sections Lakers earn season-high score in their last conference dual BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

The Prior Lake gymnastics team eclipsed its season high Feb. 6 in its fi nal tune-up before sections. The Lakers scored a 134.725 in a South Suburban Conference meet at home versus Lakeville South, coming up a few points short of the Cougars (137.625). Both teams are in Section 2AA, along with No. 6-ranked Lakeville North. That meet is Friday, Feb. 17 at Eastview starting at 11 a.m. P rior La ke coach Ba rb Kass was pleased with her team’s final regular season performance, despite a couple areas of struggle.

“The girls did a great job on vault and beam, but struggled a bit on bars and floor,” said Kass. “We are hoping to put it all together for sections.” Ninth-grader Angela Noer led the Lakers in the all-around finishing fourth with a score of 33.925, while junior Bridgette Smith was fifth (33.875). Prior Lake’s best event was the balance beam where it took the top-four spots, including a third-place fi nish from senior Sydney Notermann with an 8.55. Noter mann, a state entrant on the beam in 2010, was thought to be lost for the season back in late December with a herniated disc in her back. But she’s made her way back, at least on the beam,

which was her only event against Lakeville South. Noer won the beam with a 9.125, followed by Smith (8.725) and senior Morgan Strum in fourth (8.45). “All of the varsity girls stuck their (beam) routines,” said Kass. Smith also ended up second on the vault (8.875), while Noer was third (8.8). On the floor, Strum led the Lakers taking fourth (8.6), while Noer was fi fth (8.575). On the uneven bars, Smith finished fourth (8.3), while seventh-grader Kailey Dobransky was fi fth (8.25). “On bars, we had three falls, which hurt our total,” said Kass. “Kailey did a very good job, though, and even added gi-

ants on the high bar. On floor, we had two falls; however, Morgan, Angela, and Kailey had very good routines. “On vault, both Bridgette a nd (sophomore) Ti f fa ny (Harsted) completed tsuks for the first time, and Angela stood hers up as well,” added Kass. Other fi nishes for the Lakers: Dobransky on the floor (7th, 8.275) and the beam (10th, 7.2), Smith on the floor (8th, 7.975), Harsted on the f loor (10th, 7.675), the bars (9th, 7.525) and the vault (9th, 8.25), Noer on the bars (10th, 7.425), senior Jamie Stang on the bars (7th, 8.1), seventh-grader Alyssa Roberts on the vault (6th, 8.35) and sophomore Gretchen Feilen on the vault (10th, 7.9).

ALPINE & NORDIC SKIING

Just short of state dreams PL junior misses berth by narrowest of margins BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

Abbey Everson will have to wait until next winter for a shot to ski in the Alpine state meet. The Prior Lake junior came up one place and painful .05 seconds short of earning a state bid at the Section 6 meet Feb. 7 at Buck Hill in Burnsville. The top-two teams qualify, along with the top-10 individuals not on the two advancing squads. Everson ended up 14th with a time of 53.37 on her two runs. Marley Mayer of Northfield ended up getting the final state spot taking 13th (53.32). Everson’s fi rst run (26.25) had her in 12th place. She was 21st on her second run (27.12). “Ski racing can be a cruel sport,” said Lakers coach Dave Everson. “Only three of the top-10 girls were on the teams that qualified, so it only went down to 13th (place) for individuals.” The top 15 made state last year with Everson fi nishing 37th. The year before, the top 18 qualified. Everson was the only Laker skier in contention for a state

spot. The Prior Lake girls fi nished 14th out of 23 teams with 138 points. Bloomington Jefferson won (304), while Burnsville took second (300). The Prior Lake boys ended up 15th with 146 points. Chanhassen won the title (378), followed by Edina 373. Sophomore Ryan Zoeller led the boys’ squad taking 53rd (54.73). He was followed b y s e v e nt h - g r a d e r L u k e Everson (67th, 59.77), ninthgrader Jake Siefert (73rd, 1:03.14), junior Aaron Iwen (77th, 1:07.23), senior Grant Schipper (84th, 1:10.77) and sophomore Brandon Schipper (92nd, 1:21.66). For the girls team, sophomore Delaney Sharratt ended up 68th (1:07.17), followed by eighth-grader Sara Gilbert (76th, 1:12.98), eighth-grader Alex Schult (84th, 1:15.97), sophomore Katie Jondal (86th, 1:20.69) and eighth-grader Allie Zoeller (90th, 1:28.30).

NORDIC SKIING Meanwhile, the Prior Lake boys and girls Nordic ski teams came up short of any state berths at the Section 6 meet Feb. 8 at Elm Creek Park Reserve. The girls team ended up

sixth in the team standings, while the boys fi nished seventh. Ninth-grader Kaija Ornes had the highest finish between the two teams. She was 27th overall with a combined time of 33:30.2 in the 5,000-meter freestyle and classical races. Senior Connor Anderson was the top finisher for the Laker boys, taking 32nd with a time of 28:11.8. The top-10 individuals not on the winning team qualify for state. Hopkins won the boys title with 382 points, 18 better than Minneapolis Southwest. Prior Lake finished with 248 points. The Royals also won the girls title with a 382 team score, tying with Southwest for the crown. Hopkins won the tiebreaker with a higherfinishing fifth-place skier (top four count in the team standings). The Lakers had 267 points. Other finishes for the Prior Lake boys included: sophomore Mick Lundquist (35th, 28:32.4), senior Nate Vikeras (40th, 29 : 05.9), senior Ben Brockway (4 9 t h, 2 9 : 52 .4), senior Brian Lafrance (52nd, 30 : 36.0), sophomore Adam

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Senior Toni Carlstrom (52nd, 1:01.36) was the Blaze’s tie-breaker, followed by senior Michel le Kor t hauer (62nd, 1:03.53). “After the fi rst run, I was told we were second, but only by a little bit,” said Abrahamson. “I told the girls this and wanted to use it as a confidence booster and to get them pumped. Once again, they got to that place by skiing their race. And every girl turned it up a notch on the second run.” Meanwhile, other fi nishes for the Blaze boys included: ninth-grader Jon Garbe (22nd, 50.41), senior Jordan Huus (23rd, 50.47), seventhgrader Jack Lindsay (27th,

Meanwhile, the Burnsville boys team was able to sneak one skier to state, while another just barely missed. Senior Mike Johnson fi nished fi fth overall (30:37.7) to earn his third-career berth, while senior Matthew Hett ended up 11th (31:24.7), one spot shy of state. The top-eight individuals not on the qualifying team also earn trips to state, which is set for Thursday, Feb. 16 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. The Blaze boys ended up eighth in the team standings with 284 points. St. Paul Central won the title (367). Other finishes for the boys: senior Justin Duda (45th, 36:10.1), sophomore Sam Porter 59th, 40:11.1), sophomore

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Eden Prairie’s ranking was No. 8, while Chanhassen’s was 20. But t he r a n k i n g s c a n change quickly if a team starts to struggle or gets on a roll. QRF rankings are based on three things (listed in order of importance) – wins and losses, opponents wins and class differential between teams. Mea nwhi le, i n beati ng Rosemount, Prior Lake overcame a 34-27 deficit at the break. Junior Noah Scanlon fi nished with 13 points, while junior center Carson Shanks scored 12. Senior Jack Kaiser chipped in seven points. In the loss to Apple Valley, sophomore sensation Tyus Jones scored 36 points in leading the Eagles. Jones is considered one of the top players in the state

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Burnsville sophomore Lizzy Drusch finished fourth at the Section 6 meet Feb. 7, helping the Blaze finish second and earn a trip to state. 51.41), senior Jimmy Coyne (32nd, 51.92) and senior Mike Furney (36th, 52.64). and is already being heavily recruited by some major Division I programs - Minnesota, Duke and Michigan State to name a few. “C rowd wa s u nb el ievable,” Focke tweeted after the game. “Our team played their hearts out. (It was a) great basketball game. (There are) lots of positives for us moving ahead.” Prior Lake led 28-25 at the break and the game was back and forth in the second half. Sobaski led the Lakers with 22 points, while Kaiser finished with 15. Shanks was also in double figures with 14 points, while seniors Jack Harrison and Evan Kotchevar had eight and six, respectively. Following the Kennedy game, the Lakers’ final four regular season games are: versus No. 1 Eastview (Feb. 21), at Eagan (Feb. 24), at Burnsville (Feb. 28) and versus No. 3 Lakeville North (March 3).

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Kennedy (16-4) is trying to earn the No. 1 seed in the section and is battling No. 2 Eden Prairie (17-3) and No. 3 Edina (19-2) for it. Meanwhile, the Lakers should get no worse than the No. 5 seed with a decent fi nish, while Chanhassen (18-3) is in position for the No. 4. Other teams in the field: Shakopee (12-8), Lakeville South (9-12) and Jefferson (8-13). Meanwhile, in beating Rosemount, the Lakers led 30 -26 at the break, before controlling the second half. F l a at a f i n i she d w it h 10 points, adding six steals, three blocks and three assists. Seniors Mary Kate Rivisto and Lauren Busse and junior Deanna Busse each had eight

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Wrestling: PL falls in two tough duals The Prior Lake wrestling team lost twice at the St. Michael-Albertville Duals Feb. 4 to both the third-ranked Class 3A and 2A squads. The host Knights took down the No. 9 Lakers 40-17. Prior Lake followed with a 39-15 loss to 2A power Foley. The Lakers went into the duals off a 32-24 win at Rosemount Feb. 2 in South Suburban Conference action. The Lakers (18-11 overall, 6-1 in the conference) closed out the regular season Thursday (results not available at press time) versus Kennedy in a league dual. Prior Lake will begin its Section 2AAA title defense Feb. 18 in Farmington. In the loss to St. MichaelA lber tville, Tommy Thorn earned a 16 -9 decision over Prior Lake junior Tanner Johnshoy in a battle of the No. 1- and No. 3-ranked wrestlers, respectively, at 113 pounds. Prior Lake’s wins came from sophomore Blake Carlisle at 126 pounds (14-1), senior Matt Kahnke at 145 (2-0), ninth-grader Alex Hart at 170 (11-0) and sophomore Robbie Schultz at 182 (fall). Against Foley, Prior Lake Johnshoy won by fall at 113, followed by Carlisle’s 12-8 win at 126 and senior Sayed Rahmani’s 5-1 victory at 132. But Foley won the next eight weights before senior Ross Larson (ranked No. 6) won at heavyweight for the Lakers, earning a 3-2 decision. In beating Rosemount, the Lakers had two wins by fall – sophomore Sean O’Neil at 120 and Kahnke at 145. Other wins: ninth-grader Dylan Sogge at 106 (12-4), Johnshoy at 113 (17-8), Rahmani at 132 (6-5), junior Ryan Norton at 138 (6-5), Hart at 170 (7-0) and sophomore Luis Pinto at 220 (9-7).

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Prior Lake junior Abbey Everson finished 14th at the Section 6 meet Feb. 7 at Buck Hill, one spot shy of a state berth. Babcock (54th, 31:04.4) and s en ior B en D y m it ( 57 t h , 31:36.9). For the Laker girls, other finishes were: senior Alex Fasking (29th, 33:32.3), sophomore Macy Violett (40th, 35:12.1), junior Amber Tieman (41st, 35:20.4) senior Megan Lundquist (49th, 36 : 0 8.9), eighth-grader McKenzie Lundquist (50th, 36:09.3) and sophomore Tessa Rykken (59th, 36:47.0). A nd rew Bri n k ma n 6 6t h, 42:15.8) and senior Nic Strogstad (67th, 42:24.2). At state, Hett will be making her fourth straight appearance. She fi nished 11th overall last year. Hett and Bain were also part of the Blaze’s state championship squad in 2009 as seventh-graders. Horner will be making her second straight appearance, finishing 70th last year. The Blaze girls went into the section meet winning the South Suburban Conference Championships Feb. 1 at Green Acres Recreational Area. Hett won that title as well and earned all-conference honors along with Horner, Bain, Koch and Felton. Johnson and Hett were all-conference for the boys team, which fi nished sixth. poi nts, whi le sophomore Taylor Zupan and ni nt hgrader Shaye Barton both scored six. Simpkins also had four steals and three assists, while Zupan added three steals. A ga i n st Apple Va l ley, Simpkins scored a gamehigh 18 points, adding three steals and four rebounds. Flaata added 13 points, six rebounds and five steals and Deanna Busse made four three-pointers finishing with 14 points. Prior Lake scored nearly 40 points in the second half (39) after trailing 22-21 at the break. Lauren Busse finished with six points, while Barton had four steals and three assists. P rior La ke’s f i na l two regular season games before sections start Feb. 22 are at No. 7 Eastview (Feb. 21) and home to Eagan (Feb. 23).

Boys swimming: PL easily wins dual The Prior Lake boys swimming team won all three relays in a 101-80 home win over Eagan Feb. 3 in a South Suburban Conference dual Prior Lake’s final regular season dual was Friday (results not available at press time) against Rosemount. In beating Eagan, the Lakers’ three winning relays were the 200 medley team of junior Alex Jenness, senior Kyle Robrock, eighth-grader Marshall Heskin and ninth-grader Matt Anderson (1:42.87), the 20 0 freestyle team of Robrock, Jenness, Anderson and senior Zach Kleist (1:31.46) and the 400 free team of Heskin, Kleist, Robrock and sophomore William Bragg (3:24.12). Jenness and Heskin and eighth-grader Craig Robrock each won two individual events. Jenness was tops in the 200 individual medley (2:08.64) and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.40), while Heskin won the 100 butterfly (54.80) and the 100 backstroke (59.21). Robrock won the 200 free (1:54.80) and 500 free (5:09.92), while Kyle Robrock claimed the 50 free (21.76).

Girls hockey: PL enters postseason The Prior Lake girls hockey team earned the No. 6 seed in the Section 2AA playoffs, despite a 5-18-2 overall record, 2-13-2 in the South Suburban Conference. The Lakers closed out the regular season with a 4-0 home loss to No. 10-ranked Lakeville South Feb. 4, their 13th shutout loss this season. Prior Lake played at thirdseeded Eden Prairie (10-11-4) in the quarterfinals Friday (results not available at press time). Sixth-ranked Edina (154-6) earned the No. 1 seed and faced eighth-seeded Kennedy (6-17-2). Chaska/Chanhassen (18-6-1) got the No. 2 seed and faced sevent h-seeded Holy Family (16-7-2), while fourthseeded Jefferson (12-11-2) met fi fth-seeded Shakopee (11-12-2). The semifi nals will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Bloomington Ice Gardens at 6 and 8 p.m. The title game is Feb. 17 at the same venue at 7 p.m. The Lakers had just 27 goals going into the playoffs. They’ve relied heavily all season on sophomore goalie Lexi Brandt, who had 38 saves in the loss to Lakeville South.


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But the Blaze ended up getting two 4 - on- 4 goals a fter the Lakers suffered tripping and holding penalties, which erased their man-advantage. Senior Jake Maxson scored on a delayed penalty call, followed by Anderson scoring 58 seconds later. Senior Tanner Barnes tallied with 1:43 left in the period to put the Lakers away. Burnsville added a pair of goals in the third – one from senior Kyle Kauth and another from sophomore Teemu Kivihalme. Maxson and Chapman each finished with two assists, while seniors Jake Senta and Mason Wyman and sophomore Sam Dockry both had one. Ma l lon f inished with 2 6 saves. Senior Kyle Miller faced 46 shots and stopped 38 for the Lakers. Senior Matt Crist and sophomores Connor Bump and Jack Murphy each had one assist. Burnsville followed the big win with an 8-1 drubbing at home over Lakeville North Feb. 4, while the Lakers lost at home to Lakeville South 5-2 the same day. Senta and Kivihalme each had a hat trick for the Blaze against Lakeville North. Senior Nick Bohn fi nished with four assists, while Anderson had three and Chapman had two. Sheehy fi nished with a goal and two assists, while Wyman had a one goal and one assist and Kauth and junior Adam Schweitzer each had one assist. Mallon fi nished with 34 saves. In Prior Lake’s loss to Lakeville South, Crist and Zins had the Laker goals, while Krueger, Johnson and junior Austin Hill each had one assist. Miller made 40 saves. Burnsville was back on the ice Thursday (results not available at press time) at Apple Valley, while the Lakers were home to Rosemount. P r i o r L a k e ’s f i n a l t w o games are at home – against Jefferson (Feb. 16) and No. 4 -r a n ke d Ea ga n ( Feb. 18 ) . Burnsville is at Eagan (Feb. 16 ) a nd home to L a kevi l le South (Feb. 18). This year’s Class AA state tournament is set for March 8-10 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Eden Prairie is the defending champion.

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Burnsville sophomore Paige Skaja tries to locate the puck in the Blaze’s 4-0 loss at Park Feb. 8 in the Section 3AA quarterfinals. The Blaze trailed 4-0 after two periods and couldn’t catch up. Sophomore Briita Nelson had the Blaze’s lone goal 4:46 into the third period with sophomore Paige Skaja and junior Alexa Pearson each getting an assist. Ni nt h- g rader M adison Schertler started in goal and fi nished with 35 saves. Burnsville had just 18 shots on net. Burnsville fi nished 5-7-5 in the league standings, which was better than Eastview (610-1) and Rosemount (5-8-4). Yet both the Lightning and Irish were seeded higher than the Blaze (f i f th and si xth, respectively), despite Burnsville having as many wins as Eastview, and one more than Rosemount. Burnsville tied the Irish twice this season, while Eastview went 1- 0 -1 against the Blaze. Ninth-ranked Eagan (20-3-3) got the top seed in the section.

Burnsville did have a young team with only three seniors – Allie Waters, Megan Ellingson and Rachel Prairie – so there will be plenty of talent back next year. Sophomore Lindsey Coleman led the Blaze in points with 22 (14 goals, 8 assists), whi le Nelson had 12 goa ls and nine assists and Pearson fi nished with five goals and 11 assists. Skaja, the Blaze’s top goal scorer last year with 19, finished this season with 10 goals and six assists. Junior Karis Volk had four goals and seven assists, while ninth-grader Maddie Dockry had two goals and eight assists. Bench and Schertler split the goalie duties. Schertler appeared in 25 games with a 3.03 goals-against average and one shutout. Bench played in 24 games, finishing with three shutouts and a 2.28 goals against average.

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TAGS Gymnastics now taking registration TAGS Gymnastics is now taking registration for its 12-week spring session that runs Feb. 27 through May 19. Classes are offered boy boys and girls ages 18 months to 17 years old of all ability levels. For more information contact the Apple Valley office at (952) 431-6445 or the Eden Prairie location at (952) 920-5342 or go online at www.tagsgym.com.

BAC NEWS

P.L.A.Y. Lacrosse is offering free clinics

Saturday, Feb 11th, 9 a.m. – noon Thursday., Feb. 23rd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Location: Burnsville City Hall • Boys In House & Traveling Baseball For: • Boys & Girls Recreation Soccer • Girls Traveling Fastpitch Softball • Girls In House & Traveling Slowpitch Softball

When:

Online Registration starts on February 1st for Boys In House and Traveling Baseball, GIH Softball, and Traveling Slowpitch Softball @ bacsports.org. Online Registration is now open for Girls Traveling Fastpitch Softball @ fastpitch.bacsports.org. Online Registration is now open for Boys and Girls Recreation Soccer @ www.burnsvillefire.org

Local youth baseball team sets fundraiser A youth baseball team in Prior Lake is trying to raise money for a play in a week-long tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. in August. The entry fee for the tourney is $795 per player, not including transportation. The team has scheduled a fundraiser Feb. 12 at Neisen’s Sports Bar in Savage from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Olive Garden is providing the foot. It’s a Valentine’s theme decorated by All the Rage Décor.” The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10 years old. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Registration is open to students currently in grades K-12 who live in Burnsville/Savage or attend school within the boundaries of District 191, to include sections of Eagan/Apple Valley & St. Johns Catholic School. For more information, contact the BAC hotline at 952-895-4425. Or visit the website at www.bacsports.org

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P.L.A.Y. spring sports registration online

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.

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Tanzania: Safari; Zanzibar: Beach Holiday

Elko Speedway sets its spring schedule Officials at Elko Speedway have announced the dates, times and competing classes for the 2012 Spring Dirt Nationals. The opening action of the 2012 racing season will be held on Friday and Saturday April 20 and 21 and includes action in the UMSS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars along with the Elko Modifieds, IMCA style Stock Cars, Legends and Hornets on both nights. The racing schedule for each night is the same with pit gates set to open at 2 p.m. and spectator gates opening at 5 p.m. For competitors and crew members, a special two-day pit pass is available for $55 or $30 per day. Spectator tickets are available for $15 per day general admission or $20 per day for a reserved seat. For directions or other event questions, feel free to visit the Elko Speedway website at www.elkospeedway.com or call the Racing Office (Saturdays only in the off season) at (952) 461-7223.

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The Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) Lacrosse program is offering free clinics Feb. 25, March 3 and March 10 in the blue gym at Twin Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. The clinics are for boys and girls in grades one through eight. The boys’ clinic will run from 9:30-10:30 a.m., while girls will go 10:30-11:30 a.m. Participants can attend all three sessions. Equipment will be available to use on a fi rst come, fi rst serve basis. Please email pllaxcamps@hotmail.com to register or for further information. Registration for spring and summer boys and lacrosse is also currently open. Go to www.playinfo.org for more information.

Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) is taking registrations online for its spring sports programs – softball, baseball, track and lacrosse. Registration for traveling programs usually ends in February, while in-house signups goes to the end of March. For more information or details on each sport go to www.playinfo.org.

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Experience the wonders of Africa’s wildlife by hot-air balloon. Get an up-close view of wildebeest herds pushing across the Serengeti, zebras zigzagging through endless grasses and elephants bathing in wadis. Go wild on a walking or vehicle safari and then sleep tight in your deluxe safari tent.

Tanzanian safaris take you deep into nto African landscapes.

After witnessing the largest mass movement of mammals on the planet (say that five times), fly to Zanzibar, Tanzania’s “Spice Island” (see photo, page 10). Here on the Indian Ocean’s white sands, cultures have collided for centuries. Stay in exotic Stone Town where Arab harems danced for sultans, Indian spice merchants left splendid architecture and Dr. Livingstone (I presume) began his last journey into the Swahili mainland. Or stay at a beach resort for some of the world’s best scuba diving. www.adventuresinafrica.com.

Hike Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

High Living Li Along Peru’s Ancient Pathways Adventure travelers love the trek to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” for its blend of action, rugged beauty and llavish pampering. What do you call a four-day backpacking trip where polite porters carry your pa pack, learned chefs prepare exotic local foods, and hot wine is served at an alpine viewpoint 11,742 fee feet above sea level? Vagabonding Lulu calls it “Gucci Camping.”

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The Burnsville girls hockey team’s late-season scoring woes carried over into the playoffs. The seventh-seeded Blaze was hoping to beat secondseeded Park in the Section 3AA quarterfi nals for a second straight year. But instead, the Wolfpack got its revenge with a 4-0 home victory Feb. 8. Last year, as the lower seed, the Blaze scored two goals in the fi nal two minutes to steal a 2-1 victory over Park in the fi rst round. But scoring two-plus goals is something the Blaze accomplished just twice in its last seven regular season games this season. Burnsville scored two-plus goals only four times since the start of the New Year. Burnsville fi nished the season with a 9-12-5 overall record. It’s the second straight losing season for the program. Last year was the fi rst time in team history, which dates back to 1995; that Burnsville was below the .500 mark (12-14). The Blaze outshot Park 23-18. The Wolfpack scored two goals in the fi rst period to open up a 2-0 lead. The game stayed that way until the 6:43 mark of the third period when Park scored for a 3-0 advantage. Eighth-grader Lauren Bench made her fi rst-career playoff start and finished with 14 saves. Burnsville went into the playoffs on the heels of a 7-1 loss to No. 8-ranked Lakeville North in its fi nal South Suburban Conference game.


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publicnotices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 21, 2007 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $200,000.00 M O R T G AG O R ( S ) : L o r i E McPherson and Jason R McPherson, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for New Century Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 01, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A766118 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for The Certificateholders of Mastr Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2007-NCW, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-NCW Dated: October 21, 2011 Recorded: October 27, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A890374 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100488910121938327 Lender or Broker: New Century Mortgage Corporation Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 342 Brady St, New Market, MN 55054-5450 Tax Parcel ID Number: 230190130 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 13, BLock 1, Whispering Creek North 3rd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $238,450.45 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on August 21, 2012, or the next business day if August 21, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 07, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for The Certificateholders of Mastr Asset-Backed Securities Trust 2007-NCW, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007NCW Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023497F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 2012; No. 2019) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 14, 2006 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $142,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Michael W. Moebeck and Anicia Nunez, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Franklin, a division of National City Bank of Indiana, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: May 05, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 737462 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Dated: December 15, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100425240007171041 Lender or Broker: First Franklin, a division of National City Bank of Indiana Residential Mortgage Servicer: Select Portfolio Servicing Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 14555 Lockslie Trl, Savage, MN 55378-2257 Tax Parcel ID Number: 26286125-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 68, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates, CIC No. 1068, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $144,937.67 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on August 21, 2012, or the next business day if August 21, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 07, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee for the holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023382F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 2012; No. 2020) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 26, 2007 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $237,700.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Tracy L. Davis and Gavin D. Davis, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Cornerstone Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: November 09, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 787389 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc. Dated: February 17, 2009 Recorded: March 04, 2009 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 819241 And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: December 07, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10017705050004082-9 Lender or Broker: Cornerstone Mortgage Company Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1637 Thistle Ln, Shakopee, MN 55379-3475 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27180033-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 3, The Meadows 9th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $260,506.34 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on August 28, 2012, or the next business day if August 28, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 14, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 019646F02 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 2012; No. 2022) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 21, 2007 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $242,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): James Parrish and Heather Parrish, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: September 13, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A783051 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Nationstar Mortgage, LLC its successors and assigns Dated: November 24, 2010 Recorded: December 01, 2010 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A868597 And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: December 08, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100011506570100165 Lender or Broker: ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 2128 Staghorn Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379-5410 Tax Parcel ID Number: 273431750 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 10, Greenfield, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $252,974.51 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on August 28, 2012, or the next business day if August 28, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL

ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 14, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023235F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 2012; No. 2023) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 15, 2007 MORTGAGOR(S): Casey H. Maccallum and Erika H. Maccallum, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Lakeland Mortgage Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record June 25, 2007, as Document No. A776247 in the office of the County Recorder in Scott County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated June 15, 2007 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, filed for record July 10, 2007, as Document No. A 777393 in the office of the County Recorder in Scott County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. T R A N S AC T I O N AG E N T : None T R A N S AC T I O N AG E N T ’ S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Lakeland Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage M O RT G AG E D P RO P E RT Y ADDRESS: 9724 St. Andrews Drive Elko, MN 55020 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 230500180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 6, BLOCK 2, BOULDER POINTE FOURTH ADDITION, COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY NO. 1180, SCOTT COUNTY, MINNESOTA COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $179,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $181,463.13 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: The Scott County Sheriff ’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, City of Shakopee to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: January 21, 2012. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012; No. 2031) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 27, 2007 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $191,250.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Keven B. Anderson and Lynn M. Anderson, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.), its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: October 11, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A785229 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: December 08, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100062604751465776 Lender or Broker: HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL, LLC (F/K/A HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC) Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 219 9th St W., Jordan, MN 55352-1005 Tax Parcel ID Number: 220210450 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 4, Haefner 1st Addition AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $195,471.41 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 06, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 06, 2012, or the next business day if September 06, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 21, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023214F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012; No. 2032) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 29, 2005 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $96,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Kasey W. Barden, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Bell America Mortgage LLC DBA Bell Mortgage, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: September 01, 2005 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 711520 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Dated: September 21, 2011 Recorded: September 26, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A888105 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10002690010082334-2 Lender or Broker: Bell America Mortgage LLC DBA Bell Mortgage Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROP-

ERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 16534 Franklin Trl #2A, Prior Lake, MN 553723973 Tax Parcel ID Number: 252100020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Condominium Unit No. 2-A Condominium No. 1002, Pennington Place Condominium, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $93,064.14 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 06, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 06, 2012, or the next business day if September 06, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 21, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 022529F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012; No. 2036) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 27, 2007 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $175,200.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Carol J. Wahlstrom and Robert W. Wahlstrom, wife and husband, as joint tenants MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Aegis Wholesale Corporation, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: April 12, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A769909 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: December 29, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100053030011225803 Lender or Broker: Aegis Wholesale Corporation Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 26595 Woodcrest Dr, Elko, MN 55020-9506 Tax Parcel ID Number: 230310250 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 23, Block 2, Woodcrest, together with and subject to easement created by Document No. 1965154, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $177,635.01 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date

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publicnotices of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2012, or the next business day if September 13, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: January 28, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023538F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 2012; No. 2044) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: September 14, 2006 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $360,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Peter M Kruschke and Jeanine K Kruschke, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Tradition Mortgage, its successors and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: September 19, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 751647 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Dated: October 05, 2011 Recorded: October 17, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A889559 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10001570007250924-9 Lender or Broker: Tradition Mortgage Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 23384 Bluff Ct, Belle Plaine, MN 56011-4214 Tax Parcel ID Number: 010310040 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 1, Farmers Bluff, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $378,147.37 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 20, 2012, or the next business day if September 20, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT

PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: February 04, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023914F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 2012; No. 2046) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 25, 2008 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $202,746.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Alyssa A. Seykora and Jeremy A. Seykora, wife and husband, and Sandra Seykora, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for the Business Bank, dba Prime Mortgage, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: September 03, 2008 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T191966 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Dated: September 27, 2011 Registered: October 05, 2011 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T211341 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100103210000374818 Lender or Broker: Business Bank, dba Prime Mortgage, its successors and assigns Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 45782.0 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 13549 Dan Patch Drive, Savage, MN 55378 Tax Parcel ID Number: 26.062030.0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 9, Block 3, Dan Patch 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $239,041.18 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that this is registered property; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2012, or the next business day if September 27, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: February 11, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023917F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 2012; No. 2051) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 22, 2009 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $365,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Craig Hinz and Cynthia Hinz, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Think Mutual Bank DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 05, 2010 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A844298 Transaction Agent: Not Applicable Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: Not Applicable Lender or Broker: Think Mutual Bank Residential Mortgage Servicer: Think Credit Union Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 4313 Grainwood Cir NE, Prior Lake, MN 553721741 Tax Parcel ID Number: 25.033016.0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 19, Grainwood Park, Scott County, Minnesota. (Parcel 1) Together with that part of the abandoned right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in Government Lot 4, Section 35, Township 115, Range 22, adjacent to said Lot 19 and Easterly of the center line of the track formerly thereon as shown in Scott County Recorder’s Document No. 178669 less the property previously taken by condenmation for road. (Parcel 2) AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $363,168.43 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2012, or the next business day if September 27, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: February 11, 2012 MORTGAGEE: Think Mutual Bank Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023810F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 2012; No. 2052) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 12, 2004 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $390,549.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Chana Klaysingha and Apichart Klaysingha, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: October 21, 2004 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 675730 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-J8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-J8 Dated: July 02, 2009 Recorded: October 22, 2009 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 838744 And assigned to: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-J8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-J8 Dated: December 13, 2011 Recorded: December 15, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A894107 And assigned to: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS

continued from previous page TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-J8 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-J8 Dated: February 01, 2012 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10001570004256712-9 Lender or Broker: America’s Wholesale Lender Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 8974 Horizon Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379-8500 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27362130.0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 27, Block 6, Whispering Oaks, according to the recorded plat thereof, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $456,054.05 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 27, 2012, or the next business day if September 27, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: February 11, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWMBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-J8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-J8 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 023581F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 2012; No. 2053) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 20, 2005 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $314,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Igor Malashenko and Galina Malashenko, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: June 07, 2005 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 700621 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc. Dated: April 26, 2010 Recorded: May 04, 2010 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 852677 And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Dated: November 23, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100060677001451970 Lender or Broker: Integrity One Mortgage, LLC Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 870 Westchester Ave, Shakopee, MN 55379-4559 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27359108-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF P RO P E RT Y: L o t 1 3 , B l o ck 8 , Westchester Estates, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $326,526.60 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied

with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2012, or the next business day if July 31, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: December 17, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 019681F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, December 17, 24, 31, 2011 and January 7, 14, 21, 2012; No. 2992) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to March 01, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: January 31, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 019681F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 2012; No. 2048) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 09, 2006 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $147,544.00 M O RT G AG O R ( S ) : K r i s t e n Sunde, a single woman MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 25, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 728079 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Dated: July 08, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100425240006280355 Lender or Broker: First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of IN Residential Mortgage Servicer: Select Portfolio Servicing Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 8044 Stratford Cir S, Shakopee, MN 55379-3140 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27330029-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit No. 505, Stratford Village Condominium, Common Interest Community No. 1100, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $151,055.98 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees al-

lowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. If the Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on May 01, 2012, or the next business day if May 01, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: September 17, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011; No. 2896) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for November 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to November 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: November 01, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, November 5, 2011; No. 2953) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for November 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to November 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: November 09, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, November 19, 2011; No. 2963) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for November 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to December 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: November 11, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, November 26, 2011; No. 2968) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for December 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: November 28, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10

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publicnotices continued from previous page Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, December 31, 2011; No. 2008) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to March 01, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: January 31, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee Of Mortgagee: Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 2012; No. 2049) City of Savage Notice of Hearing Interim Use Permit Major Auto Repair Facility with Outdoor Storage 5385 West Highway 13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Savage, Scott County, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Thursday, February 23, 2012, to consider the request of Churchill Tire and Deanne St. Martin, Northfield and Savage, Minnesota, for an interim use permit, as required by Section 152.227 of the Savage Zoning Ordinance, to allow a major auto repair facility with outdoor storage at 5385 West Highway 13, Savage, Minnesota. The legal description of the subject property is: Lot 1, except the south twenty-five (25) feet and Lots 2 to 16, both inclusive, of Block 4, except the north one (1) foot thereof, all in Riverdale, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the plat on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for said county and state. All interested persons are hereby notified to be present at said time and place, and they will be heard. For questions or additional information, contact Terri Dill, Senior Planner at 952-882-2698 or e-mail at tdill@ci.savage.mn.us. /s/ Terri Dill

Terri Dill, Senior Planner (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11, 2012; No. 2047) NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY PS Orangeco, Inc and/or Shurgard TRS, Inc will conduct sale(s) at Public Storage located at Savage 25554: 7801 W 128th Street, Savage, MN 55378. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell at public auction on February 27th, 2012 at 9:30am personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items. The name of the person(s) whose personal property is to be sold is as follows: 1431 Soberg, Debbie 3101 Breeden, Kerri 3209 Renville, Steven 4211 Page, Robert 4221 Rumley, Rachel 7101 Holtz, Kenny 8222 Nohava, Mary 8319 Kopp, Kevin (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 11 and 18, 2012; No. 2050) IN PROCEEDINGS SUBSEQUENT TO INITIAL REGISTRATION OF LAND COURT FILE NO. 70-CV-1127073 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT In the Matter of the Petition of: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of Deutsche Alt-a Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-bar1 Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, In Relation to Certificate of Title No. 44192 issued for Land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as: Lot 13, Block 2, Maple Leaf Woods 1st Addition, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: David C. Heinze, Jr., Jessica G. Heinze, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. and Bank of America, N.A., formerly Countrywide Bank, FSB Upon receiving and filing the Report of the Examiner of Titles in the above entitled matter: IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on the 6th day of March, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., Scott County Government Center Shakopee, MN, and then, or as soon thereafter as said matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: That the Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 44192 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for the

Holders of Deutsche ALT-a Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-bar1 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, subject to the memorial of Document A198634 but free from all other memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T212664, and free from the memorial of this Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days before the hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the non-resident’s post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested; (c) upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks published notice and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of the party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn, or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B, or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. § 5.25. Approved: Examiner of Titles By: Bryce D. Huemoeller Examiner of Titles Dated: January 12, 2012 BY THE COURT: Honorable Caroline H. Lennon Judge of District Court Robert Q. Williams Orin J. Kipp Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 (Phone) (651) 209-3339 (Fax) File ID No. 007337F02 Attendance is not required at said time except to object to the entry of the above-described Order. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 4, 11, 18, 2012; No. 2045)

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Man from Savage accused of raping two teenage girls BY ALEX HALL ahall@swpub.com

A 19-year-old man from Savage is accused of raping two teenage girls after giving them alcohol at his house in late January. David Michael Hunter-Patrick has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual conduct. One count stems from having intercourse with a person who he knew was mentally impaired, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless, and the other from having intercourse with someone he knew was under the age of 16. According to the complaint, Hunter-Patrick picked the two girls up sometime in the afternoon of Jan. 28 and brought them back to his home in Savage. The 16-year-old girl, identified in the complaint as Victim 2, said that Hunter-Patrick began giving them shots of vodka, and that she was also drinking a beer. She said Hunter-Patrick told them to tell anyone else who was at the house that she and her friend were 17- and 18-years-old. The other girl, identified in the complaint as Victim 1, was 15-years-old, and Victim 2 said Hunter-Patrick was aware of that. Victim 2 said that she and

her friend then followed Hu nter-Patrick to his upstairs bedroom. W hile l i s t en i n g t o music in Hunte r - P at r i c k ’s bedroom, Victim 2 vomited David Michael “everywhere,” Hunter-Patrick according to the complaint. Victim 2 said she changed into one of HunterPatrick’s T-shirts then went to sleep. Victim 2 said she later looked over and saw Hunter-Patrick and Victim 1 having sex. When Hunter-Patrick fi nished, said Victim 2, he started rubbing Victim 1’s back and asked her if she was OK. Victim 2 said they all decided they would clean up the vomit in the morning and that they should go to sleep. At that point, said Victim 2, Hunter-Patrick began rubbing Victim 2’s legs, she told him no and to stop, and he did. Victim 2 then fell asleep. She said she later woke up and HunterPatrick was on top of her and penetrating her with his penis. She said her shirt had been removed, and her pants and underwear were at her knees. She said that she told him to stop four to five times, and that

she could also feel his fi ngers penetrating her. Victim 1 gave a statement to police, and she also said that she was raped. She said HunterPatrick forcibly removed her pants, even though she told him to stop, and then had sex with her. Officers observed fi ngernail marks on Victim 1’s arm, and she said it was from Hunter-Patrick digging his nails into her. She was examined by a SAFE nurse, who specializes in collecting evidence from alleged victims of physical abuse, the following day. Victim 2 told police that she left several items of clothing behind in Hunter-Patrick’s bedroom. A search warrant was served at Hunter-Patrick’s home and the items Victim 2 mentioned were found. Hunter-Patrick declined to give a statement to police. Hunter-Patrick was previously charged as a juvenile in Hennepin County with fifthdegree criminal sexual conduct in 2010, but received a stay of adjudication in that case, meaning that if he completed his probation successfully, the conviction would not go on his record. As part of his probation, Hunter-Patrick was required to register as a predatory offender, supply a DNA sample and undergo therapy.

POLICE REPORT 4-year-old daughter was in the day care The Savage Police Department center of Lifetime Fitness, 6500 block issued 31 citations and responded to MORE ONLINE of Loftus Lane, a young boy exposed his 219 incidents between Jan. 30 and Feb. LISTEN TO THE buttocks to the girl. 6. Some of those included: POLICE SCANNER PROPERTY DAMAGE BURGLARY www.savagepacer.com Jan. 30: Police received a report of Jan. 30: A woman from the 5800 graffiti at Prior Lake High School, 7500 block of 131st Street Circle reported block of 150th Street. An outer wall of that someone tried to kick in the service door to her garage. Entry was not made and there was no the building had been marked with several obscenities and a phallus. The damage was estimated at $500. Police are damage reported. Feb. 3: Jewelry, purses and a television were reportedly still looking for the perpetrators, and a cash reward may be stolen from a home in the 13700 block of Yosemite Avenue. offered if a person can provide information that leads police There was evidence of forced entry at a patio door in back to the suspects. STOLEN VEHICLES of the residence. The case is under investigation. Jan. 31: A woman from the 4000 block of 126th Street Feb. 4: A man from the 14700 block of Quentin Circle reported that someone stole a $300 iPod from his vehicle reported that her vehicle was stolen sometime overnight while it was parked in his attached garage. The garage door while it was parked behind her apartment building. The vehicle, a white, 2001-model Chevy Impala, is valued at had been left open the night before. $3,500. DWI Feb. 2: A vehicle was reported stolen from JML Motors, Jan. 31: A 32-year-old man from Savage was arrested for third-degree DWI after he was pulled over for speeding in the 8500 block of Highway 101 Frontage Road. The vehicle, a 6400 block of Egan Drive. His blood alcohol content (BAC) red, ‘97 Ford Explorer, is valued at $1,500. THEFT was registered at .08. Jan. 30: A man from Savage reported that a $675 Feb. 1: A man from Savage was arrested for third-degree DWI-test refusal, fourth degree DWI and violation of a camera system installed for insurance purposes had been restricted driver’s license after he was pulled over on 126th missing from his vehicle since approximately Nov. 22, Street near Highway 13 for having a broken taillight and poor 2011. Jan. 31: Police are searching for a suspect who stole driving conduct. Feb. 4: A 22-year-old Waconia woman was arrested for five Blu-Ray discs from SuperTarget, 14300 block of fourth-degree DWI after she was pulled over on Highway 13 Highway 13. The total loss is estimated at $120. Feb. 1: A Prior Lake man reported that someone stole near Dakota Avenue for having an inoperable license plate light. The woman’s BAC is pending as authorities await the $20 from his jacket pocket while he was working at Paradise Car Wash, 14300 block of Huntington Avenue. results of a urine test. Feb. 1: A 54-year-old Jordan man was cited for theft Feb. 4: A 40-year-old man from Savage was arrested for fourth-degree DWI after an officer saw the man driving with after he was caught stealing $71.76 worth of groceries and expired tabs on Highway 13 near South Park Drive. The man’s a razor from Cub Foods, 14000 block of Highway 13. Feb. 2: Eagle Ridge Middle School, 13900 block of BAC was later registered at .17. Feb. 4: A 31-year-old Eagan woman driving with three Glendale Road, reported that a $760 laptop was stolen children in the backseat was arrested for third-degree DWI from the school’s gymnasium. The laptop belonged to the after she was pulled over on Highway 13 near Princeton school. Feb. 2: A man reported that his $15,600 trailer and its Avenue for speeding and improper lane use. The woman’s husband, a 32-year-old Eagan man, was in the passenger contents were stolen from a construction site at Virginia seat and was charged with aiding and abetting third-degree Avenue and 145th Street. Inside the trailer were four DWI because he knew the woman had been drinking and he attachments for a Bobcat construction vehicle totaling let her drive with the children in the vehicle. The man was $11,000 in value. The case is under investigation. Feb. 3: A man from Savage reported that $52 in cash also intoxicated. The woman later registered a BAC of .13. and a $100 backpack were stolen from his unlocked vehicle NARCOTICS Feb. 5: An 18-year-old man from Savage was cited for while it was parked in the 14800 block of Quentin Avenue. Feb. 4: A man reported that someone broke a window possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle after the vehicle was pulled over on McColl Drive near Quentin to his vehicle and stole a $200 iPod while the vehicle was Avenue for having an inoperable license plate light. A 16-year- parked outside of Quality Inn, 4600 block of Highway 13. Feb. 4: An employee at Kwik Trip, 14100 block of Vernon old Burnsville boy was also cited for underage consumption Avenue, reported that a boy came into the store, stole of alcohol. approximately $10 worth of candy and ran off. There are OBSCENITY Jan. 30: A woman from Savage reported that while her no suspects.

FIRE CALLS Jan. 26 At 12:21 a.m., firefighters were called to the 14600 block of Meadowood Drive for a report of smoke inside a house. The homeowner reported smelling smoke, although no alarms were sounding. Once inside, firefighters found no smoke or smoke odor. Firefighters went through the home with a thermal imaging camera to ensure that the home was safe.

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The following are Scott County District Court felony and grossmisdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Jeffrey Alvin Hoffman, 30, Dayton, Minn., possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Three years’ probation, 80 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $375 in fines. Shane Lee Comes, 29, Shakopee, motor vehicle theft, a felony. Five years’ probation, 180 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, restitution, $185 in fines. DWI, a gross-misdemeanor, Two years’ probation, 180 days in jail (concurrent).

Dominique Javon Thompson, 21, Maplewood, theft, a grossmisdemeanor. Serve one year in jail, provide DNA sample, restitution, $210 in fines. Disorderly conduct (fighting), a misdemeanor. Serve 90 days in jail, $85 in fines (concurrent). Ryan Patrick Andrews, 33, Chaska, uttering or possessing counterfeit currency, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, credit for time served, $360 in fines. Wendy Sue Ferrer, 45, Prior Lake, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 10 days under electronic home-monitoring, $685 in fines. Guillermo Garcia Gutierrez, 20, Shakopee, fleeing police in a motor vehicle, a felony. Three years’ probation, six months in jail, provide DNA sample, $ 1 6 0 i n f i n e s . DW I , a gr o s s -

misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 90 days in jail (concurrent), follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests. Meghan Irene Jacobson, 32, Lakeville, violation of driver’s license restrictions, a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, $400 in fines. John Bertram Gallagher, 41, Lakeville, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Tw o ye a r s ’ p r o b a t i o n , f o l l o w recommendations of evaluation, vehicle ignition-lock imposed, $85 in fines. Jamie Joseph Otterdahl, 33, Kilkenny, domestic assault, a felony. Five years’ probation, credit for time served, anger-management counseling, follow recommendations of evaluation, no contact with victim(s), provide DNA sample, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $385 in fines.


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Experienced Truck Mechanic Due to our rapid growth and expansion we are looking for a professional, reliable mechanic to join our team. Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, Inc provides full service and repair of fire apparatus, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. Technician's responsibility includes all aspects of onsite emergency vehicle/equipment repair, maintenance, and testing. Job Requirements: Trade school & experience, personal tools, DOT Certified, current CDL. Preemployment physical and drug screen required. Excellent Benefits: medical/dental/life insurance, premier ESOP retirement plan, 401K, uniforms, tool insurance, Holiday/Vacation pay. MondayFriday daytime hours. Please visit our website for more information and employment application, www.eamservice.com.

DIETARY MANAGER Shakopee Friendship Manor Nursing Home is seeking a Dietary Manager to provide high-energy leadership. We are looking for an energetic individual with long term care experience who can guide our dietary department and will be responsible for preparing and serving meals, ordering the food and planning menus for our 80-bed nursing home. Responsibilities include supervision of the dietary staff and must be knowledgeable of the Federal and State nursing home rules and guidelines. Qualified applicants please send resume to: Shakopee Friendship Manor, Attn: Administrator, 1340 West Third Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379 or email to: bsalmela@spacestar.net

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THIBAULT SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS

life of Jesus taught us how to do that. It is our humanness that puts conditions on the way we love and made meaning of the obstacles that get in the way. We all have good reason for this safety net because we have experienced deep wounds and hurts that have left us wondering if it was worth it to try again. In some cases it seems appropriate and maybe even wise to hang on to the hurts we have and put up walls of protection to keep ourselves safe. The problem with this is that it takes a good deal of energy to guard our heart at all times when our deepest longing is to love freely. How does one move from this place of caution and self protection into our deepest longing? We need to surrender to trust, to let ourselves fall into stronger and safer hands than our own. To do this we

must trust that it is safe to love, to let go of the things that confine us and to reveal who we really are when we are free of the restrictions we have imposed on ourselves. Henri Nowen, a famous spiritual writer, explains that we must move from the house of fear to the house of love. To move fully into the love for ourselves and others, we must be willing to be vulnerable and let go of anything that keeps us from love, knowing the process is a spiritual experience moving us into alignment with God. This journey is not an easy one. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to master love, but that is not necessary. With awareness and the willingness to move closer, there is an opportunity for fulfilling our deepest longing. I often think of this process as learning something new. You take a few steps forward into the unknown to test the waters and then go back to dry land. This process is building a place for you to be safe as you move closer to the love you want to give yourself and others, and to be open and ready to receive love that is waiting for you. As Valentine’s Day approaches, make a promise to be more loving and accepting of yourself, and decide to begin the process of giving and receiving love for the good of all. (Sandy Thibault is a spiritual life coach and director of the InnerLight Healing Center and Institute for Peace and Joy. She is also a resident of Savage and can be reached through the Web site at www. counselingandhealing.com. She is one of several area people who write for “Spiritual Reflections,” a weekly column appearing in this newspaper.)

CHURCH NEWS

Bridgewood joins Hunger Initiative

Dadaab refugee camp. Individuals interested in participating in The Hunger Initiative at this location or one of seven other local packing site, can register at www. thehungerinitiative.org. The project is a partnership of local churches, Feed My Starving Children, Impact Lives and Kids Against Hunger.

Glendale hosting Soup Suppers Glendale United Methodist Church will host Wednesday night Soup Suppers Feb. 22 through March 28. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Glendale’s annual Lent-

en season, will be celebrated Feb. 22. That evening, individuals are invited to gather for the fi rst of the Soup Suppers, followed by a worship service. The Soup Suppers are potluck style and start at 6 p.m., but people are invited to come when they can and as they are. Each supper will be followed with a brief devotion. Glendale United Methodist Church is located at 13550 Glendale Road, Savage. For more information, contact the church at (952) 451-7873 or online at www.glendalechurchumc.org (Submit Church News to editor@savagepacer.com. Deadline is Wednesday at noon.)

Kline nominates four high school students to U.S. service academics

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How does one move from this place of caution and self protection into our deepest longing? We need to surrender to trust, to let ourselves fall into stronger and safer hands than our own.

Bridgewood Church in Savage is joining 10 other churches in Minnesota in The Hunger Initiative with a goal to pack one million meals in one day to help alleviate hunger in the Horn of Africa. According to T he World Food Program, 10 million people in this region are in need of food, partially due to the drought and other factors that have displaced thousands of people. On Saturday, Feb. 25, Bridgewood Chu rch wi l l meet at Shakopee Junior High to pack meals that will be sent to the

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Every time I walk into a store at this time of year and see all the valentine hearts for sale, it brings a smile to my face. The smile may be about the chocolate inside, but it is also a reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – a day when we pay special attention to the people in our lives that we love and care about. I often wonder why it takes a special day to remind us to show affection when that is our calling every day. To love and be loved is both our greatest need and our greatest calling. When it comes to basic needs, the only thing that ranks higher than love is food, water and shelter. Most of us don’t think about it in this way, but it is true that our greatest longing is for love. It is time to learn to love ourselves and to give and receive love from others. More than any other emotion, the parameters around love seem to be the hardest to break down. The first question that often comes to mind is if it is really safe to love. Am I willing to give up my past hurts in order to love fully and completely? Can I trust in the power of love? The answer to these questions is yes, and it is important to do so. Love is spiritual. It is the pure essence of God who loves us without condition and the

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U.S. Rep. John K line (RLakeville) honored four area high school seniors at a ceremony in his Burnsville office to recognize them as nominees to U.S. service academies. Matthew A rends, Claire Clark, Charles Emor y and William Jantscher earned the nominations from the congressman, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee. I Matthew Arends, nominated to West Point (Army), plays football, baseball and basketball and is senior class president at Prior Lake High School. His parents are Tim and Rhonda Arends of Prior Lake. I Claire Clark, nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, plays hockey and lacrosse and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her parents are Todd and Beth Clark of Prior Lake. I Charles Emory, nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy, plays soccer and track and is a member of the National Honor Society. His

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parents are Hackett and Sarah Emory of Savage. I William Jantscher, nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, is a senior at Lakeville South High School and a resident of Prior Lake. He plays tennis and is an Eagle Scout and a member of the National Honor Society. His parents are Stephen and Suzanne Jantscher. The Air Force, Army, Nava l a nd Merch a nt M a r i ne academies require applicants to a U.S. service academy to receive a nomination from their member of Congress, a senator, the vice president or

the president. Students from Minnesota’s Second Congressional District who wish to attend a service academy can submit an application, which is evaluated by members of Kline’s Service Academy Advisory Board. Final nominations are made by Kline. Each academy selects students for enrollment from among those nominated. Students interested in applying for a 2013 nomination can get more information by visiting www.kline.house.gov and selecting the “Student Corner” link, or by calling Kline’s office at (952) 808-1213.

nies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. A nder s on i s t he s on of Duane Anderson of Bloomington and Gwen Anderson of Savage. He is a 19 9 4 g raduate of Bloomington Jefferson High

School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1999 from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. The Savage Pacer welcomes information from readers for “Military”. Items can be sent via the Web site at www.savagepacer.com or via e-mail to editor@savagepacer.com.

MILITARY

Anderson completes basic training Army Spec. Jeffrey D. Anderson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremo-


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