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Sports dome petition filed Petitioners request environmental analysis; City hires consulting firm

Interim plan sketched out to keep arts in area BY AMY LYON editor@savagepacer.com

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he City of Savage was notified Feb. 8 that a petition was filed with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requesting that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be prepared for the indoor sports dome proposed to be built in the northern section of Community Park. The petition was signed by 183 residents — 28 percent of whom are from Savage and others from the neighboring cities of Prior Lake, Burnsville and Shakopee. Additional signatures came from individuals living as far away as Plymouth, Brooklyn Center and Hudson, Wis. “The state needs to have at least 100 signatures and they do not have to be Savage residents,” said Christopher Juettner, a resident of Louisiana Avenue near the proposed dome and the petitioners’ representative. “The 10 neighbors in the immediate area fanned out, and basically the names are from our neighborhood, friends and family, and everybody we know.” Upon receiving notice last week from the MPCA’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB), the City hired an independent consulting firm, Wenck Engineering, to review the petition and environmental concerns. The City was not required to hire a consultant; however, City Administrator Barry Stock said that the City wanted an “unbiased review.” Stock estimated that the cost to the City for the consultant’s review

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Tushie Montgomery Architects created this rendering of the proposed sports dome to be located in the northern section of Community Park. View the Landscape Master Plan map of Community Park by visiting www.savagepacer.com and searching “Sports Dome.” could be $5,000 to $10,000, and that it could be done as early as the end of February. In that case, the engineer’s findings would likely be scheduled for review during the March 5 City Council meeting. The Council would then be charged with either adopting findings of fact that an EAW is not required or make a determination that an EAW is needed.

PETITION SPECIFICS Juettner said that the main areas of concern are the quick pace with which several of the neighbors believe the approval process went through City departments and commissions to start building a dome on the Community Park site. “In the grand scheme of things, it’s a small number of people who live around McColl Pond, but we want to make sure that due diligence is done and the City is really taking into account its decision,” said Juettner.

Specific areas of concern highlighted in the petition included excessive surface water runoff and the possible impact to groundwater that feeds the Savage Fen and surrounding wetlands, possible f looding of adjoining residential properties and the impact to McColl Pond. “The petitioners are concerned that some portion of the proposed park expansion land may not be developable because it may be protected by environmental regulations,” the petition says. The petitioners also noted that they believe environmental review is needed because the land is currently zoned for residential use and the surrounding land is residential. Although the City intends to rezone the property to meet the requirements for the sports dome, the petitioners noted that “a development of this

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During a work session Monday, Feb. 13, the Savage City Council agreed to direct City staff to amend the lease agreement with Savage Art Studios and Gallery LLC. The arrangement is expected to keep the business in operation in the City-owned Hamilton building downtown through at least early summer. Space would also be maintained for the artists who rent studios and scheduled classes would continue. At the same time, the Council will look at developing a lease agreement with the nonprofit Savage Arts Council to maintain an arts studio presence in the City and to create a tax break so that the property taxes would be put in tax-exempt status. The amended lease for the Savage Art Studios during the transition period would cut the existing monthly lease rate from $ 6 per square foot to $1 per year, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. And, under the new agreement, the Savage Art Studios would be responsible for

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paying 100 percent of the property taxes — currently just over $13,000 per year — rather than the City picking up half of that tab. “We’re a l ready givi ng t hem a break on rent compared to the other nonprofit organizations in the building,” said Councilman Gene Abbott, who ultimately agreed to the lease amendment. There are two other tenants in The Hamilton building — both nonprofit entities — the BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School District and CAP Agency Head Start, which pay $10 and $11.50 per square foot, respectively. Because they are nonprofit agencies, they do not pay property taxes.

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Zuhrah Shriners make Savage home BY CHRIS COOPER intern@savagepacer.com

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The displaced Zuhrah Shriners have decided to hold their meetings in Savage for the rest of 2012, and the Dan Patch American Legion will host between 125 and 150 Shriners on the second Friday of each month. “We were looking for a place to meet that could hold us out for the year,” said Tony Krall, the Zuhrah Shrine’s potentate. “We decided for 2012 that we wanted to have some predictability to where we hold our meetings.” The Shrine’s members will certainly appreciate such predictability. Faced with declining membership, increasing expenses on utilities, and a severe reduction in catering revenue, the Zuhrah Shriners were forced to sell the Zuhrah Shrine last summer. The Minneapolis building had been their meeting place since 1929 when they purchased the building and neighboring carriage house for $25,000. “We had an 80,000 square foot

building, a lot of it built in the 1800s,” Krall said. “It’s not exactly energy efficient; 2,300 members can’t support an 80,000 square foot, un-insulated building.” For the sake of the continued health of the chapter, the 10 men described by one member as “the Shrine’s board of executives” decided to sell the Shrine. It went on the market last summer for $5 million and sold to St. Mary’s University for $2.75 million. This left the group without a central location, which was problematic because of its widespread membership. Members found it difficult to deal with the frustrations of being without a “home base”. Luckily, one man among them knew of a solution. “They needed a place to hold their meetings and eat a meal, and I offered that to them,” said Ed Reiner, the Savage Legion’s manager and a Zuhrah Shriner since 1997. “It’s a win-win situation for the Shrine and the Legion.”

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Prior Lake High School senior Alex Angelo, of Savage, grips a carp on Spring Lake. Angelo, along with her peers in environmental science and Advanced Placement environmental science, spent Tuesday afternoon assisting the Prior Lake Spring Lake Watershed District with taggging carp. They tagged 1,752 fish in the hopes of studying their migratory patterns and other information about the carp, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota. Visit www.savagepacer.com to see more photos from the event.

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Students sell treats to raise money for injured officer BY ALEX HALL ahall@swpub.com

It seems that just about every facet of the community has come out in support of Frank Mackall, the Savage police officer who was seriously injured in a Jan. 2 car accident while he was on duty. Now, students in Savage are letting Mackall and his family know that they have his back as well. The Student Council at Eagle Ridge Junior High is selling peppinis (soft, doughy rolls containing pepperoni and cheese) to raise money for Mackall and his family. “We really wanted to help, because if that was one of us, we would hope that somebody would help us,” said Student Council member and Savage resident Claire Boatman. “Obviously a large expense is going to be involved with hospitalization and treatment for Frank,” said Terry Gliniany, the School Resource Officer at Eagle Ridge. “It means a lot to us that the students are doing this.” But why peppinis? Gliniany said that after the accident, the Savage Police Department was contacted by a former state trooper, David Sutherland, who now works for a promotional company near St. Cloud that sells the Italian treats. Sutherland offered to partner with the Department to set up a fundraiser for Mackall selling the peppinis, and once the plan got approval, Gliniany brought the idea to the Student Council, and the kids jumped on it. Boatman, a ninth-grader at Eagle Ridge, said the Student Council hopes “that the amount that we raise will help [the Mackalls], in some way, get closer to being back to normal.”

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magnitude is typically located in commercial industrial zones or on public school property.” Noise concerns were also expressed in the petition related to the generators and air handling equipment that would be on the property. In a letter to the City, the EQB stated, “No final government approvals may be given to the project ... nor may construction on the project be started until the need for an EAW has been determined.”

FACILITY MANAGER In a related matter, the City Council continued discussions related to moving forward with the sports dome during its Feb. 13 work session. Planning Manager Bryan Tucker has assured the Council that such discussions would be appropriate, despite the petition on the table. The Council agreed to direct staff and Oppidan, the c on st r uc t ion m a n a ger, to initiate the process for soliciting facility manager proposals — a position that would be responsible for managing user schedules and interior maintenance of the sports dome. Mayor Janet Williams said that she wants to see a “whizbang person” in the position who is going to solicit user groups to fill the times that a re avai l able to lease t he dome, thus bringing in more revenue.

and the Scott County Community Development Agency, which prov ide s of f ic e space at Prior Manor in Prior Lake. FISH aims to be self-sustainBeth i ng wit hi n Loechler three years. “It’s always been an intention to have the County be a lesser player,” said acting chairman and Scott County Commissioner Jon Ulrich of Savage. FISH takes requests from partner agencies and shares them with other FISH partners that might be able to meet them. They may include something as simple as providing grocery assistance or as complex as dealing with poverty and mental health issues. “The needs that are be i ng met by F ISH a re ones that might have fallen to the

Stock anticipated that it would take 30 to 45 days to identify a facility manager, and that a final recommendation would require City Council approval — an action that Stock said wouldn’t take place until the Council was prepared to award bids for the project.

USE AGREEMENTS The Council also reviewed the Guarantee Use Ag ree ments from sports groups that committed to leasing sports dome time. Councilman Gene Abbott qu e s t io n e d why t h e u s e r groups originally verbally com mit ted to more hou rs than were listed on their use agreements. “The agreement is a little one-sided because we can’t tell them what hours they’ll get,” said Stock. Councilwoman Jane Victorey asked, “How will we know that we can fill all of the hours?” In a memo to City staff, Stock wrote, “The gap be tween prime time hour sales and our total annual revenue projection should easily be bridged through the sale of batting cage time, summer turf rental, or the booking of hours before 5 p.m. on weekdays.” But Victorey wanted to see the dollars that would be generated from the users rather than the hours. “The City’s absorbing 100 percent of the risk on this ... there’s no risk whatsoever to the [sports] clubs,” she said.

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FINANCING Also related to the sports dome, the City Council discussed during its Feb. 13 work session using tax abatement bonds as a financing option, a nd u lt i m at ely a g r e e d t o direct staff to move forward with preliminary work related to that option. Terri Heaton from Springsted — the City’s financial advisor — explained the benefits of tax abatement bonds including a lower interest rate and an annual savings of approximately $ 80,000. The financing option is being considered as an alternative to lease revenue bonds, which Heaton said would be more expensive for the City. Tax abatement bonds, according to Heaton, are backed by capturing taxes from existing properties that would “b enef it ” f rom t he spor t s dome to cover the bond debt service and meet the “abatement test”. “The only downside would be when you’re using people’s properties and telling them they’re benefiting ... it creates that perception, ‘W hat are you doing to me?’ and it’s difficult to explain,” said Stock. Heaton clarified that identifying certain properties in the tax abatement process wouldn’t result in more or less taxes for residents in the abatement area, but instead the properties would be “used to measure the benefit.” “It’s not an actual abatement or non-payment of taxes,” Heaton said.

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How involved should City be with for-profit entities? If I were a nonprofit group like the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District or the CAP Agency, I would be asking questions about why I’m paying $10 or $11.50 per square foot to lease space in the City-owned Hamilton building downtown while my neighbor is paying $6 per square foot — especially if that neighbor is a for-profit business. The recent announcement by Savage Art Studios and Gallery that it intended to terminate its lease in The Hamilton building by March 31 if it didn’t get some financial help from the City has brought to light the lease breaks and special treatment the City has offered the business since its opening in the summer of 2006. At its Feb. 13 work session, the City Council discussed working with the nonprofit Savage Arts Council to develop a lease agreement that would maintain an arts studio presence in the community and create a tax break so that the property taxes would be put in tax-exempt status. The Council also recommended that, during the transition period while it tries to work out something with the nonprofit Savage Arts Council, City staff should amend Savage Art Studios’ existing lease rate to $1 per year, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. The idea was that the arts presence would be kept in the City while a bet-

ter plan is developed, which is good for the artists and the individuals taking classes at the studio. Meanwhile, Savage Art Studios’ Director Jo Storey has been quick to point out that she doesn’t really consider her business a for-profit venture because it has yet to make a profit. I would guess that many Savage businesses’ profit-and-loss statements would put them in the same boat. Yet, the private enterprise classification tells a different story and other businesses in the City most likely aren’t getting a break from their landlord on rent. So, in an economy such as this or even in a better economy, what role should the City play in assisting a forprofit entity? Who determines what is “culturally important” — and therefore worthy of financial assistance — whether it be watercolor classes or karate classes? In fairness to the other businesses that may be struggling in Savage, if the City wants to assist with maintaining an arts presence, an agreement with a nonprofit arrangement like the Arts Council would be easier to swallow. But even then, the City shouldn’t be surprised if other nonprofits come knocking on the door looking for assistance with their “culturally important” ventures.

Why I’m saying no to marriage amendment This November expert on the Bible, we will be voting in but I have read it and an election that will I am convinced that define us as a society. the Bible is ancient On the ballot man’s attempt to will be a proposed explain our origins. constitutional It contains too many amendment defining contradictions to be marriage as a union taken literally and between a man and a the Old Testament woman. As the parent describes a vengeful of a gay, married God, who is foreign son, and as an uncle, to the God of love grand-uncle, etc. to described by Jesus. COMMUNITY VOICES at least eight of my People who claim kin who are either the Bible is the gay or lesbian, I hope authority for their this amendment will not pass. As a position on gay marriages are member of our society I also hope doing a disservice to themselves this amendment will not pass. and to the rest of us by accepting Several years ago I was blessed these Biblical passages as the word to be able to witness my son being of God. Don’t take my word. Look married to his 20-year partner by to your churches for guidance. an Episcopal priest in St. Paul’s Many churches rely on their Cathedral in San Francisco. interpretation of “the Word of God” Certainly the spirit moved us at in support of their theology. that time and place. My son and his If we are to look to the churches partner have been together longer for guidance, we find that a number than most traditionally-married of rabbinical organizations have couples. announced their opposition to the One would hope that all persons proposed amendment, the hierarchy dedicated to equal rights will of the Catholic Church is opposed get out and vote “NO” for this to gay marriages; however, the amendment. Minnesota has a Old Catholic Church is not. The long tradition of standing firm in Episcopal Church in the United support of the rights of individuals. States supports gay marriages. The They seriously take to heart Church of England does not. There the words of the Declaration of are splits in the Protestant churches, Independence: “We hold these but many Presbyterian, Methodist, truths to be self-evident, that all United Church of Christ, Unitarian men are created equal, that they and Lutheran churches in the United are endowed by their Creator with States and elsewhere recognize the certain unalienable rights, that rights of gays and lesbians to marry. among these are life, liberty and the Outside of the U.S., the churches pursuit of happiness.” of Sweden, Norway and Iceland An act restricting marriage to recognize the rights of gays and a man and a woman would deprive lesbians to marry as do the Lutheran a substantial number of our good churches in Germany. The United citizens of the right to marry that Churches of Canada and the so many of us enjoy. Why would we Anglican Church of Canada, as want to deprive our gay and lesbian well as the Mennonite Church of family members of their rights to the Netherlands and the English equal liberty and the pursuit of Quakers follow suit. Whose “Word of happiness? God” are we to believe? According to current polling, Minnesota has a long and the vote on the amendment will be cherished history of upholding the close. Why? Some proponents claim rights of individuals. Let us all that homosexuality is an acquired sustain that tradition by voting trait and not an inherited trait. I “NO” on the proposed marriage suggest persons of such persuasion amendment. talk with gay and lesbian people to (Syd Gross is one of several people find out what they think and what in the Savage community who write has been their experience. for Community Voices — a column Much of the opposition appears appearing weekly in the opinion to be based on certain passages in and commentary section of this the Bible. I do not profess to be an newspaper.)

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About us: The Savage Pacer, first published on Aug. 6, 1994, is produced by Southwest Newspapers, a division of Red Wing Publishing Company. We are an active member of the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the official newspaper for the City of Savage. Published weekly on Saturdays; periodicals postage paid at Prior Lake, MN and additional entry offices. POSTMASTER: Send change of address notice to Savage Pacer, P.O. Box 8, Shakopee, MN 55379. Location: The Savage Pacer is located southwest of the intersection of County Road 42 and Highway 13, at 14093 Commerce Ave. Its mailing address is Savage Pacer, P.O. Box 376, Savage, MN 55378. For general information call (952) 440-1234; send faxes to (952) 447-6671.

LETTERS FROM READERS ELECTION 2010

Find candidate that matches your beliefs I’m not a republican, democrat, liberal or conservative. I’m a father who believes our country is on a very difficult path. I’m not a college grad; nor do I claim to be very smart. I know the greatest minds of this administration don’t have any idea how to solve a multi-trillion dollar deficit. If they did, it wouldn’t continue to grow. I won’t blame the current administration for the path our country is on; to point blame is a cowardly way of trying to resist responsibility. We are part of a culture that tries to tell us to do whatever we want in order to make “ourselves” happy. We work most of our lives accumulating wealth that no one has figured out how to take with them when they die. It’s mind boggling to try to comprehend what a lifetime is, compared to eternity. Faith is a gift, our “choice” to accept (believe) or not. We think changing words from “baby” to “embryo” or “fetus” can somehow justify our “choice” in killing that unborn child. We live in a time when some of our brothers and sisters cry out with needs to be loved. They attack the church for not having the rights to express these feelings to one another. On this issue, I ask those leading the assault, are they angry at the church for “suddenly” imposing unjust demands? Or could it be because the church cannot allow them to do whatever they want? Is the church simply trying with love and truth to convey the same message it has for thousands of years; that there is another way? Human beings don’t like to be told what to do, but where would we be without laws? Christians believe God gave Moses Ten Commandments and of these they could be condensed into two: “Love God with your whole being. Love your neighbor as yourself.” Salvation comes from love and obedience from God. Change. Be cautious when any human promises what they are unable to provide. True change comes from God. This is an election year; be encouraged to pay less attention to the polls, the experts and media. Is our media influenced by the culture? Consider this: we’ve had movie stars, sports heroes and presidents commit adultery, then lie about it. We’ve recently had a quarterback publically express his faith. Which of these is covered by our media in a more positive manner? Vote for the candidate that lives a life that exemplifies your beliefs. Is he consistent and steadfast in his convictions? Or does he “change” when those convictions are ques-

tioned and challenged? One thing to be sure: if he’s lied to us, he’s more then likely to do it again. Be extremely cautious i f the “change” starts rewriting our constitution, or appoints activist judges that re-interpret its meaning. Worst of all, someone trying to strip away our freedom of religion and speech. The greatest empires of this world were not conquered. They crumbled from within, caused by the decay of morality. Pray for change.

Scott Vohnoutka Savage

POLITICS

Racino rant another example of hypocrisy Although a racino at Canterbury Park would not be my choice of entertainment, I am ambivalent about the concept. The racino could generate jobs, if it doesn’t reduce them at Mystic Lake. It could generate profits for some individuals and revenue for the state. It could also generate more problem gamblers, harm their families and cause additional expenses to our societal safety net. It would challenge the compacts negotiated with Minnesota’s Indian tribes. Hopefully our legislators will carefully consider all of these things rather than just looking at gambling revenue to plug holes in the state’s budget. However, I found Rep. Buesgens’ racino rant in the Feb. 11 Savage Pacer absolutely ridiculous. He feigned being shocked that political action committees (PACs) run by tribal gaming associations have donated money to politicians and political parties who have opposed expanding gaming to racinos. He claims to be surprised that the Indian gaming industry is lobbying against a racino. He compares this to labor unions donating their money to politicians who support labor rights! He complains that these contributions are “buying access to high places”. I am shocked that a republican could come to such a conclusion. The Republican Party supports PACs and fights campaign finance rules. They support the Citizens United decision granting personhood to corporations to allow buying influence. I do not see Rep. Buesgens complaining about the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a tax exempt religious institution, donating $650,000 through the Minnesota Catholic Conference to support the marriage amendment. He is not complaining about the CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting donating over $1 million to only Republican candidates. He doesn’t criticize the secretive Freedom Club for donating extravagant amounts of money to very conservative causes and candidates. And Rep. Buesgens

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didn’t complain when a group called Minnesotans for Racino donated $500 to his reelection campaign in 2010. Perhaps I should be happy that there is at least one Republican who is concerned about campaign finance reform. No, I am a realist. This is just another case of political hypocrisy.

Rochelle Eastman Savage

SPORTS DOME

More would benefit from school location It has come to my attention that the dome site task force selection committee was co-chaired by a BAC (Burnsville Athletic Club) representative and a resident of Burnsville, Brian Flakne. How is it that a Burnsville resident co-chaired a committee to recommend and spend $5.5 million of Savage’s dollars? I understand from the conversations I have had with various individuals involved with the process that Mr. Flakne strongly influenced the Community Park location versus Prior Lake High School. If the indoor sports facility was located at the high school property, the kids of Savage and Prior Lake would be able to take full advantage of the facility without being transported to Community Park. The high school is still centrally located compared to Community Park, and it has less residential impacts to existing neighbors. There would be no traffic impacts at the high school location and it has builtin infrastructure to eliminate some costs of added parking. A lot of discussion was had at previous City Council meetings about our children and obesity rates. If that is the case, put the facility in a location that is in close proximity to the school so that all the children can use it as the kids in the sports programs are not the ones that have the obesity problems. If the dome was located next to Prior Lake High School, then 100 percent of the students would have the opportunity to use the facility for physical education and other activities instead of the small percentage of children that are involved in sports programs. Any time a decision is made that has a significant impact to even a single resident, the decision should not be taken lightly. Yet, our mayor and City Council have moved forward with the decision to build the dome next to an existing residential location with significant impact to the surrounding neighborhood. Thanks for looking out for your own residents before those of our surrounding communities.

Matt Adelman Savage

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The annual Cub Scouts Pack 728 Pinewood Derby racing event took place Jan. 21 at Glendale Elementary School in Savage. There were 40 scouts competing for the top prizes. The 10 fastest cars advance to the district competition, which will be held in Bloomington March 10. The winners of the event, (pictured left to right) were: Jacob Stich, Jake Tarnowski, Carl Otten, Travis Haedt, Ryan Erickson, Jasper Strayer, Nicholas Danicich, Blake Viger, Bryce Moore, Markus Knudsen and Nikolas Knudsen. Pack 728 includes scouts from the Savage and Prior Lake areas. Boys (Grades 1-5) interested in learning more about Cub Scouts are encouraged to contact Matt Bickett at mbbickett@mchsi.com.

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Active bear dens can be hard to fi nd. Photographing the occupants can be even harder. right away this bear huffed and puffed at me. If you know anything about hibernating bears, at this point you should be saying to yourself: This bear doesn’t sound like she is hibernating. And you would be right. During hibernation, bears are slow and lethargic, and really don’t do a lot of huffing and puffing. As this thought was going through my head, she took a swipe at me with her large front paw sending me up and out of the den. This gave me a chance to check the images on the back of my camera to see the quality. To my extreme disappointment none of the images would work for the book. I backed off and retreated to my truck to retrieve a different camera to try again. Armed with a different camera and high hopes, I returned to the den and once again silently approached. I lowered my head and upper body into the den and tried to get my camera to focus in the darkness within the den. Again she huffed

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Agnes M. DeVille Agnes DeVille, 100, of Shakopee, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at St. Gertrude’s Health Care Center in Shakopee. Agnes was born in Shakopee, July 6, 1911 to John and Mary Ann (Geis) Grommesch. She married Andrew DeVille Aug. 22, 1953, in Shakopee. Agnes worked as a housekeeper/cleaner for several families in Shakopee. She was a member of both the Council of Catholic Women at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shakopee, and St. Bridget’s Society of Marystown. Agnes enjoyed playing cards, embroidery, and she was a sketch artist. Preceding Agnes in death were her husband, Andrew; brothers, Jack, Fritz, Joe, and Ray Grommesch; sisters, Ann Theis, Marge Theis, and Toots Breeggemann. Survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 10-11 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., all at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Shakopee. The Rev. Thomas Boedy, S.J. officiated. Pallbearers were Roger Theis, Marvin Theis, Lawrence Schmitt, Rick Breeggemann, Duff Heitzman, and Andrew Poppler. Interment at Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com

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tially 30 extra bodies may create some space issues, even if those 30 students only amount to one or two more pupils in a class. “It’s one or two more bodies into extremely cramped classrooms,” Pratt said. The high school in particular has struggled in the past with accommodating its students, offering online and hybrid classes as well as conducting combined courses in the school’s lecture hall all to alleviate space demands. The high school has also opened thin-client computer labs as a way to make more room, and the district plans to install more in the future. Particularly this year, with the district’s change to a sixperiod day at the secondary schools, class sizes have been all over the map, ranging from 25 to 40 students per core class. In November, the School Board approved an additional .35 full-time equivalent teaching positions and additional sections of English, essentials English and biology to reduce those numbers. The School Board also voted in November to eliminate semester-long courses and change all high school classes to one-quarter in length beginning next school year. “I don’t see a problem but

you’re right, we have large class sizes,” PLHS Principal David Lund said on Monday. “Hopefully the change to all quarter schedules will alleviate so we can balance.” Funding for school districts is allocated through a formula based on student enrollment. District 719 is currently seeing growth in its secondary student population, while elementary numbers are dropping and the forecast is for more of the same. Lund said he fully supports Gruver’s open-enrollment recommendation. Administrators are already looking at options to open up more space at the high school and possibly add teaching positions to accommodate an influx of students. Once administrators have built the 2012-13 master schedule, Lund said he will be able to give more detail about how class sizes will be affected. “I continue to be concerned about the experiential experience of learning,” said Pratt. “We have classrooms that are really full. I guess what I’d like to see is some sort of report in August, once we get experience with the all quarter classes, once we figure out what the spaces are going to be, when we figure out if we have the infrastructure to support that.”

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High-school students looking to become Lakers in 201213 should get in while they can. At the Monday, Feb. 13 regular meeting, the Prior LakeSavage Area School Board voted to close open enrollment at Prior Lake High School on the recommendation of Superintendent Sue Ann Gruver – allowing only 30 more students to register. Over the past three years, closing open enrollment at the high school has become a routine as the school’s population has soared past the building’s original 2,000-student capacity. As of mid-October, the high school had 2,298 students. Because District 719 receives state integration dollars, Board members are able to vote to close open enrollment annually. In a twist from years past, open enrollment will not close on an agreed-upon date. Instead, open enrollment will remain open until 30 additional students have applied to attend the high school. “This would allow us to take a maximum – not necessarily that we would – a maximum of 30 students over the course of

the next several months and then close the high school for the coming year,” Gruver said. “I just believe that if we did it that way, then if a family presented themselves and would really like to be in our school, then we would have that opportunity.” The superintendent noted that in past years, families have moved to the area thinking that their children would be Lakers, only to find out that their homes were not within district boundaries – and because they discovered the news after open enrollment had already closed, District 719 could not accommodate their requests. Open enrollment will remain open “until next January,” Gruver said, though she mentioned that “99 percent” of applications will most likely come in before the 2012-13 school year begins. In January 2013, the board will again review the situation at the high school and decide whether to close open enrollment. As of Thursday, Feb. 23, the district had received 21 openenrollment applications for the high school. Given that the building is already past its original capacity, a fact that did not escape the notice of Board member Eric Pratt, accepting poten-

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I recently attended a meeting with parents of children from various school districts who are getting ready to enroll their child in either kindergarten or first grade. They came prepared with some really great questions about the programs and teachers in Prior LakeSavage Area Schools. The dialogue that came from that meeting has compelled me to share it with a wider audience. We all know our teachers are the front line of our organization. They are dedicated, hard working and make a big impact on students each day. Delivering instruction has changed a great deal over the years. Today in our schools, every teacher is expected to differentiate their instruction based on each individual student’s needs. That means she or he must tailor their teaching style to help students who are high-ability, struggling in a certain area and everywhere in between. Not only that, the teacher must make sure he or she understands the way in which each child learns. At the same time, a teacher must engage students so they are willing to take

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in the instruction. This is where their talents shine. In a classroom filled with students, this is no easy task, but our teachers make it happen. Every day. Take Andy Martin, a Bridges ALC teacher, for example. He brings the arts into his classroom in ways that personalize learning for each of his students. On a recent visit I found Andy playing the piano (a keyboard he brought from home) to help his students concentrate during a math lesson. At Jeffers Pond, LeAnn Weikle is known for her passion for literacy in her first-grade classroom and when you meet her, her commitment to environmental education is contagious.

Hidden Oaks math teacher Kelly McDermott does not teach social studies, but she has taught her students the importance of service to others by getting them involved in putting together care packages for soldiers overseas. Her work over the years has earned her the title, “VFW’s National Middle School Teacher of the Year.” Here in our district we have our own Teacher of the Year celebration. Each year the Prior Lake-Savage Education Association chooses one teacher from each school as a Teacher of the Year. These are exemplary educators who not only deliver an outstanding education to their students, but also are known for their work that goes above and beyond the requirements on behalf of their students and families. This year’s Teacher of the Year honorees include: I Emily Albrecht, Hidden Oaks I Melanie Anderson, Glendale I Candi Clausen, Five Hawks I Mike Koppang, Jeffers Pond I Lisa Manders, WestWood I Sue Matthews, Redtail Ridge

I Dorothy Nicholas, Prior Lake High School I Michele Perkins, Grainwood I Michelle Prosen, Edgewood School I Emily Quinn, Twin Oaks A Teacher of the Year Celebration will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road SE, Prior Lake. This is a great opportunity to celebrate all Prior LakeSavage Area Schools’ teachers, and the public is invited to join us for this special occasion. There are many more examples of teachers who are doing good work and making a big impact on student learning. They are the reason parents come to us and want to learn more about our schools and the E-12 experience. Thank you to all of our teachers who daily make a difference in our schools and community. (Sue Ann Gruver is superintendent of Prior Lake-Savage Area School District 719. She can be reached via e-mail at sgruver@priorlake-savage. mn.k12.us or by phone at (952) 226-0000. Her column is one of several opinion and commentary pieces appearing regularly in this newspaper.)


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Dawn (Will) and Nate Atwood of Ursulapoppenricht, Germany announce the birth of their twin daughters, Névé Rose and Siena Rhone on Jan. 31, 2012 at the Amberg, Germany Hospital. Dawn is from Prior Lake and Nate is from Roseburg, Ore. Névé Rose was born at 2:12 p.m. weighing 6 pounds and was 18-1/2 inches long. Siena Rhone was born at 2:19 p.m. weighing 6-1/3 pounds and was 18-3/4 inches long. They both have dark blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. Grandparents are Pat and Jerry Will of Prior Lake, Nila Lowry of Grants Pass, Ore. and Denny and Linda Atwood of Roseburg, Ore. Great-grandparents are Rosemary Lucius of Jordan, Marian Radermacher of Prior Lake, and Clyde LiƩle of Grants Pass, Ore.

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St. John the Baptist School parents and students arrived early last Wednesday and enjoyed Breakfast with a Book in honor of “I Love to Read Month,” celebrated throughout February. Savage author Cristina Oxtra was a special guest reader of her book, “Mookie’s Teeth,” and BW the Bookworm paid a visit from Half Price Books. Pictured: Brenda Ver Meer with daughters Lauren, 7, and Lexi, 4, of Savage.

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• Complimentary shuttle to local area schools 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The sales are open to parents, families and community members. Funds will go toward equipment repairs, the purchase of new books, classroom resources and to support school projects. In addition, shoppers can help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List Program. Attendees are also invited to donate to the One for Books fund, which will help to pu rchase resou rces for the Lifeskills and specialeducation classrooms.

Middle school book fairs coming up Student volunteers from Twin Oaks and Hidden Oaks middle schools will host special Scholastic Book Fairs later this month. The Hidden Oaks Middle School book fair will go from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, March 1 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Twin Oaks book fair is scheduled for from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 and from 7 a.m. to

Sponsorships are available. Area businesses interested in making a donation can contact Lisa Wensmann at lwensmann@priorlake-savage. k12.mn.us. The book fairs will be held at Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake and Hidden Oaks Middle School, 15855 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake.

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odd Eggenberger states the obvious when asked about winter camping. “No bugs,” he says with a smile, “and the camp fire actually feels good.” On the flip side, he’s not a big fan of getting out of a warm sleeping bag when it’s 20 degrees outside. Still, the Shorewood resident prefers to do his camping when it’s cold. “No bugs,” he reiterates. Eggenberger is not alone as lots of campers prefer camping in the winter. OK, maybe not lots. “We had one guy come to a class who knew nothing about winter camping,” said Matt Poppleton, REI’s outdoor programs and outreach manager. “Now, he not only loves it, but he’s teaching the class.” What gives? “It’s a totally different experience,” said Poppleton, referencing the seclusion of winter camping. “For the folks that go up to the Boundary Waters, it’s that sense of solitude.” “Winter campers love winter,” he adds. “They’ll see those squiggly lines on a map and go exploring. In the summer, those are places you wouldn’t think of paddling.”

What you need REI shares a list of musthave winter gear to keep you warm and safe at rei. com/expertadvice: Waterproof backpack to haul your extra clothes Sleeping bag rated at least 10 degrees lower than the coldest temperature you expect to encounter Sleeping bag liner can add 8 to 15 degrees of warmth Sleeping pads, at least two to insulate your body from the cold surface of snow Ground cloth protects tent from water Headlamp and flashlights, batteries Two-way radio Wondering what gear to bring on a winter camping expedition? Waterproof, warm materials are a must. Winter traditionalists camp in wall tents or quinzhees, igloo-like shelters made by hollowing out a pile of settled snow. “Quinzhees,” laughs Poppleton, “are hard to make without snow.” Most winter camping, however, is done the newfashioned way, in four-season tents, bulked-up versions that are able to withstand the weight of snow. The elephant in the room?

“You want to stay warm and dry,” Poppleton said. “The trick is to dress in layers. Not only do you want to shed a layer when you get too hot, but you want to be able to get it back on, and quickly, when you get cold.” Staying warm while sleeping shouldn’t be an issue as 0-degree sleeping bags are readily available. What might be more important, however, is a quality sleeping pad. “[You want] something that

keeps you off the ground,” Poppleton said. Question: What are you going to eat? Answer: What do you want to eat? Some campers dine on a smorgasbord of foods, surrendering to the hassle and weight of packing a Dutch oven. Others prefer a minimalist approach, adding melted snow to whoknows-what. Adding hot water directly to a packet of

instant oatmeal is about as minimalist as you can get. Packing in gear is as simple as loading as much as you want to pull on a sled. Well placed ski poles can make for some nifty sled sides. “Most winter campers camp out of a base camp,” said Poppleton. “They’ll do their exploring from there.” Like summer, the key is to set camp early. Instead of racing for a site, you’re racing

for light. “Remember,” adds Poppleton, “it gets dark at 5 o’clock.” Final question: Where do winter campers camp? “Probably not a KOA,” laughs Poppleton. Minnesota State Parks provide the most opportunities. Three Rivers Park District is also an option. And remember: leave the bug spray at home.

LET’S GO! BEST BETS 1. TASTE OF EDEN PRAIRIE The Taste of Eden Prairie’s event features about 30 restaurants serving up specialties at the Vikings Fieldhouse in Eden Prairie. The event includes a silent auction, entertainment and more. Time: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door Location: Minnesota Vikings Fieldhouse Practice Facility, 9520 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie Info: foundationforepschools.org

2. HAM AND EGG BREAKFAST The Czech Heritage Club will sponsor a ham and egg breakfast. Czech pastries, eggs with ham, coffee, milk and juice will be served. Time: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Cost: Adults $7; ages 5-12 $4; younger than 5 free Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 411 Fourth Ave. S.W., New Prague Info: czechheritageclub.com

3. CHILI COOK-OFF 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., Prior Lake Info: (952) 226-6208

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let'sGo!Calendar 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

WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS! Listings are printed free but not guaranteed, although we do our best to include them. Submit your events through our www.LetsGo.mn website, where you can find many more local and regional fun things to do. You can also send an e-mail to editor@savagepacer. com. Deadline is one week prior to publication. For information call (952) 345-6376.

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FEB. 18 DEER HUNTERS’ BANQUET 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

STEVIE RAY’S LOVE & LAUGHTER Stevie Ray’s comedy troupe has developed a new show designed to bring hilarity on the topic of love and romance. After seeing hundreds of Hallmark cards that claim that “Love is like a rose” or “Love is like a flowing river,” the troupe decided to let the audience decide what love is like. The audience calls out anything from “An old shoe” to “A 401(k) plan” and the troupe must create why love is like that thing. Time: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Cost: $25 Location: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen Info: (952) 934-1525 or stevierays. org

COMEDIAN JOHNNY WATSON A lot of comedians exaggerate about themselves when telling jokes. When Johnny Watson tells a joke about himself, his family and his upbringing, no exaggeration is necessary. Watson, a white kid living in a series of black and Hispanic neighborhoods while growing up in New Jersey with two brothers and two sisters, couldn’t fight so he told jokes to survive. Comedian Pudge Fernandez will open. Time: 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: $13 for 8:30 p.m. show; $10 for 10:30 p.m. show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 First Ave., Shakopee Info: minnehahacomedyclub.com/ shakopee

BIRD BANDING See wild songbirds being safely trapped, studied and tagged with numbered rings. Hear a bird’s heartbeat and help release it. For ages 4 and older. Time: Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: Free Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

Listen to selections from Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” and create a book for your own stories and pictures during this Scott County Historical Society event for ages 4 to 8. Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Cost: Free Location: Scott County Historical Society/Stans Museum, 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee Info: (952) 445-0378 or email adrtina@scottcountyhistory.org

ICE FISHING Participate in a “Take a Kid Ice Fishing” weekend. Start at Lowry Nature Center and learn ice fishing techniques and ice safety, discover the gear needed to get started and make a jigging pole. Then drive to Lake Auburn to learn about making holes in the ice and try catching some fish. Bring ice fishing equipment or borrow from Lowry. Adults with children younger than 16 need not purchase a license for this program. Reservations required; reference activity 111301-85. For ages 4 and older. Time: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: $7 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

Upcoming ARMCHAIR TRAVEL SERIES Join traveler Allie Hafez for a slideshow of her family’s trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and a safari in Tanzania. Time: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Cost: Free Location: Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Info: (952) 447-3375

PRESIDENT’S DAY FAMILY FUN Celebrate Presidents Day with Abraham Lincoln. Attend a one-room schoolhouse like Abe, assemble kid-sized log cabins and create a hat inspired by the President or the First Lady. Spend time outdoors and ride a kick sled or snowshoe, then enjoy the warmth of a hot beverage and a cookie. Park and enter at west entrance. Reservations required; reference activity 138407. For all ages Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Cost: $5 for ages 2 and older; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. County Road 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

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People levitate, walk through walls, vanish and reappear during the Spencers’ Theater of Illusion show, to be performed March 8 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

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tive mind reading experience. Theatre of Illusion will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,

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

March 8, at Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Orchestra

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 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

RAPTORS IN THE YARD Meet a captive merlin and barred owl and learn about these birds of prey.

seating is $32-39 for adults and $29-$36 for students and seniors. Balcony seating is adults $18; students and seniors $15. For more information, call (952) 895-4680 or ticketmaster.com.

Cameras are welcome. For all ages. Time: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Cost: Free Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria Info: (763) 559-6700 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

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PHEASANTS FOREVER ROOSTER RUSH 2012

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE

Meet animals that live in the nature center. See a snake, salamander and turtle up close. Learn what they eat and watch as they are fed. Figure out what makes each of these animals unique. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org

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

Shop used books at this sale hosted by Friends of the Prior Lake Library. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 Cost: Items for purchase Location: Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Info: (952) 447-3375

Tuesday

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Take a snowshoe hike and discover the sights and sounds of winter’s winter activities. Dress for the outdoors and hiking on snowshoes. For reservations, call Mara Koenig at (952) 858-0710. Time: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Cost: Free Location: Louisville Swamp Unit, 3801 145th St. W., Shakopee

All families in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District are invited to attend this event to benefit students in the Synergy and SAGE gifted programs. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 Cost: $5 suggested donation Location: Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th St., Savage

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

COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR Students from Twin Oaks Middle School will host this Scholastic fair to raise funds for new books and equipment repairs. Books include those for young teens and adults and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Area businesses interested in making a donation can contact Lisa Wensmann at lwensmann@priorlake-savage.k12. mn.us. Time: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6 and 8; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7 Cost: Items for purchase Location: Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake Info: www.priorlake-savage.k12. mn.us

SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION Magic is no longer merely about baffling the audience by doing something seemingly impossible. Instead, magic by Kevin and Cindy Spencer is about spectacle, drama, danger and personality. You won’t believe your eyes! Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 Cost: $15-$39 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Info: 800-982-2787 (Ticketmaster) or burnsvillepac.com

HUMORIST JEANNE ROBERTSON For years, Jeanne Robertson’s witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings, but with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to her infectious humor. This family-friendly show features an engaging brand of comedy. Time: 8 p.m. Friday, March 9 Cost: $34.50 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Info: 800-982-2787 (Ticketmaster) or burnsvillepac.com

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS AND SUPPORT

Burnsville Women of Today The Burnsville Women of Today will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. The group meets the third Monday of each month at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 15601 Maple Island Road, Burnsville. The group offers service, growth and fellowship to women in the Burnsville area. For information, call Beth at (651) 983-3531 or e-mail burnsville-womenoftoday@gmail.com.

Parkinson’s support group Valleyview Assisted Living, 4061 W. 173rd St., Jordan, in conjunction with the Struther’s Parkinson’s Center in Golden Valley, hosts support group meetings on the third Monday of each month for individuals living with Parkinson’s, family members and other interested persons. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20. For more information, call (952) 492-6160.

Dementia workshop St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center and Augustana Emerald Crest will host a free workshop called “Practical Tips for Caregivers of those with Dementia” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. The workshop will take place at St. Gertrude’s, 1850 Sarazin St., Shakopee. For more information, call (952) 233-4488 or email yvonne. anderson@bhshealth.org.

Savage Arts Council The Savage Arts Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the McHenry Room at Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive. Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month. Members of the arts council must be residents of Savage or a professional fine artist with their primary business studio located within the city of Savage.

NAMI parent training The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold a free parent training class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. The topic will be “Your Child’s Special Education Rights.” Childcare will be available for children ages 4 to 14. To register, call Suzette at (651) 645-2948, ext. 102.

Computer Basics: Building Job Skills Scott County Library will present a free, hands-on computer basics class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 for anyone looking to enhance job skills. Instructors will teach how to use the mouse and keyboard, Windows software and how to save files.

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FOR PROFIT VS. NONPROFIT Councilwoman Christine Kelly said during the work session that she struggled with having a conversation about the sports dome followed by a conversation about assisting the for-profit Savage Art Studios. “We say that we can only do a sports dome if it can completely pay for itself ... but yet we’re supposed to have a forprofit art business that we’re funding?” said Kelly. Savage Art Studios’ Director Jo Storey was quick to point out that she doesn’t consider her business a for-profit venture because it has yet to make a profit. Storey said that the Savage Art Studios brought in just over $90,000 in revenue in 2011, but still lost $10,000. “The reality right now is the biggest expense we have is the school and the teachers,” said Storey. “Reducing rent would put us at break even.”

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ca’s Small Business” is currently seeking volunteers to counsel, teach seminars and to staff the office at 101 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 152, Burnsville. The chapter is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education, and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. Volunteers provide free and confidential business counseling in starting a new business, buying or selling a business, and managing an existing business. For more information, call (952) 890-7020, email southmetro-score@qwestoffice.net or visit www.score-southmetro.org.

The class will be held at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee. To register, call the Savage Library at (952) 707-1770.

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Stock noted during the work session that the difference between the $6 per square foot amount that the Savage Art Studios was paying and the $10 and $11.50 per square foot lease amounts paid by the other tenants is putting the Hamilton Fund “in the hole.” Kelly added, “A different tenant paying $10 or $11 would get us out of the hole.” And Councilman Al McColl chimed in that no business in that space “would put us farther in the hole.” The Council agreed that if it were to create a lease agreement with the nonprofit Savage Arts Council, the City should receive at least $6 per square foot with a long-term goal to escalate the rent to the amounts paid by the other tenants. “At some point we need to pay money on our debt service on the Hamilton Fund,” said Mayor Janet Williams. The city sold 30-year bonds for The Hamilton building redevelopment project in 1999, which included razing a block of homes on 123rd Street between Ottawa and Natchez avenues, and building The Hamilton building. The devel-

Aspen Academy board meeting Aspen Academy charter school will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the school, 15033 S. Highway 13, Savage. The agenda will be posted on the school website at www.aspenacademymn.org or in the school office. Aspen Academy board meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, email Board Chairman Jeff Reistad at board. of.directors@aspenacademymn.org to speak on any agenda item.

Wanted: Big Brothers/Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has teamed up with Scott County to build a relationship with and meet the needs of children in the area. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers to serve as mentors to children from single-parent homes. If you have the time to spend with a child, call (651) 789-2400 or visit www.bigstwincities.org.

Savage Book Club “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake will be the book discussed at the next meeting of the Savage Book Club on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. The Savage Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call (952) 707-1770 or go to www.scott.lib.mn.us.

SVABW accepts old cell phone donations Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women has several drop-off locations for donations of used cell phones. The old phones, although no longer attached to a service provider, can still be used to call 911 in an emergency. Donated phones must be digital and have a battery charger. Donations are being accepted at the following locations:  Savage Police Department, 6000 McColl Drive  Prior Lake Police Department, 4649 Dakota St. S.E.  Shakopee Police Department, 476 Gorman St., Shakopee

MOMS Club – Savage South The Savage South MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support), a national support group for at-home mothers, will meet Thursday, Feb. 23. The group is for interested at-home moms living in Savage south of 42. Member meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of the month with speakers, activities and topics for discussion. For more information, email SavageSouth-MOMS@gmail.com or visit the MOMS club Web site: http://sites.google.com/site/ savagemomsclubs/

Rainbow Animal Rescue pet adoption Rainbow Animal Rescue adoption days are held every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Pet Supplies Plus in Burnsville (corner of County Road 42 and County Road 5 next to Cub Foods). There are many cats and kittens available. All have been spayed or neutered, (kittens come with a certificate for required free spay/neuter), vet checked, feline leukemia/FIV tested and have required vaccinations. Cats are available for viewing online at www.petfinder.com (input ZIP code 55372) or by calling (952) 440-3824 for an appointment. To volunteer or to foster an animal, call Sue Larson at (952) 226-6505.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome A Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) CRPS support group will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. The goal of the group is to promote a platform in which people can support one another in a positive environment by sharing coping strategies for the severe pain associated with RSD. The group also shares ideas on mobility, family and loved ones, depression, flare-ups and many other areas. The group meets the fourth Saturday of every month. For more information on RSD/CRPS, contact Bonnie Scherer at (952) 447-4930, e-mail rsdsmn@aol.com or visit www.rsdsmn.org.

Home Educators support group Home Educators for Excellence is a home school support group that offers support and friendship to families who home school children from pre-kindergarten through 9th grade. The group offers classes, physical education, field trips, nursery/preschool, special-interest clubs, speakers, parties and more. For more information, visit www.hedfex.org.

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opment was a partnership with the Scott County Community Development Authority. There are 17 years left on the Hamilton bonds, and revenue proceeds generated by rental rates are used to pay back the bonds. Denise Baerg, a member of the Savage Arts Council said that she appreciated the fiscal conversations that the Council was having, but she also appreciates diversity in the city. “I look at the arts presence as an asset versus a liability,” said Baerg. “The few thousand dol lars that we’re ta lking about isn’t that significant.” If the Savage Arts Council takes over leasing the space in The Hamilton building, it is unknown if Storey will continue in a director-type role or if a similar operations model will be followed. “We shouldn’t presume that the Arts Council would do the exact same arrangement,” said Stock. But the City Council does know that it wants to maintain an arts presence in the city. “We started something that has been benef icial,” said Mayor Williams. “Now how do we continue that?”

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All of Savage stands to benefit from the Shriners’ more prevalent presence in town. “At the very least, it’s bringing out a bunch of guys that wouldn’t be in town otherwise,” Reiner said. The Shriners have seen the benefits, too. “We’ve seen better-thanaverage attendance when we hold the meetings there,” Krall said. “We’re able to have more f lexibility with what we do during our meetings.” Flexibility and mutual benefits are nice, but the Shriners won’t be staying in town for long. Both men stated positively that the Shriners would not be interested in something more permanent at the Dan Patch American Legion. “They will never end up

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in Scott County,” Reiner said. “We’re just providing them a location until they find somewhere in Hennepin County.” While they appreciate the space, Krall said their final destination will be even more

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planet, so I had to get on the stick and go along with the process. Ever see the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? My wife is Greek. So here we go, a few observations about marriage: I If you are not married, be cautious and marry well. Marriage is likely to bring you more joy than your career ever will or more pain than your dentist could ever inflict. Possibly (mysteriously) both. I Marry someone you love and forget about compatibility. If you really love someone, you will do nearly anything for them. Compatibility? Nice, but only a little helpful. I If you are a young, married father, spend a year

at home taking care of the baby or kids while your wife works outside the home. It will change your life in a really good way. I don’t know if you will enjoy it, but you will never regret it. I The most important organ for sex is your ear. Use it often and for an extended period. Remember, just being silent is not the same as listening. I After not seeing my daughter for two months during her freshmen year of college, I nearly hugged her hard enough to break her ribs. Hug your spouse like that. I will too (mine not yours). In many wedding ceremonies you will hear the biblical admonition, “What God has joined together, let not man separate.� My last advice: ignore for awhile the second phrase and ponder the first. Ponder the fact that God joined you together. Just think about that. (Rev. Arlan Koppendrayer is interim pastor at Bridgewood Church in Savage and can be contacted at arlan@bridgewood. org. He is one of several area pastors who write for “Spiritual Reflections,� a weekly column appearing in this newspaper.)

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Pederson named new CFO of Fabcon Ma rk Pederson has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Fab con, a Savage manufacturer of precast concrete solutions. Pederson’s Mark responsibilities Pederson will include oversight of finance, accounting, treasury, risk management, contracts, information systems and legal matters. Prior to joining Fabcon, Pederson was CFO at a large national general contractor headquartered in the Twin Cities. “Mark’s construction industry knowledge will allow him to hit the ground running,� said Mike LeJeune, president and CEO of Fabcon. “His resume

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ON CAMPUS Minnesota State Moorhead T h r e e S av a g e s t u d e nt s ea r ned recog nition on the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dean’s List for the fall semester. They are listed below with their majors. Sarah Henrich, Special Education, Elementary Inclusive Education; Tyler Pinkston, Biology; Kyle Stieg, Political Science. MSU Moorhead students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor.

University of North Dakota Caitlyn Keller, of Savage, ear ned the D.J. Rober tson award for her academic performance during fall semester. Keller was one of just 165 students to receive the award, given only to full-time students who maintain a 4.0 GPA. Kaela Fox, of Burnsville, was named to the fall 2011 President’s Honor Roll. To qualify for the University of North Dakota President’s Roll of Honor, a student must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher. Stephanie Norberg, of Burnsville, Robert Healy and Jarod Olson, of Prior Lake, and Caitlyn Keller and Matthew Kruger, were named to the winter 2011 Dean’s List for their academic performance during fall semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a grade point average in the top 15 percent of the enrollment in each of the University’s degree granting colleges and schools.

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sin — Madison released its fall semester Dean’s List, featuring students from Burnsville, Prior Lake and Savage, listed below with name, college and classification of honor. Burnsville: Annelise Marie Ayres, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Christina Rae Barth, School of Education, Dean’s List; Craig Matthew Belisle, School of Business, Dean’s List; Tracy Marie Crane, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Rachel Childs Davis, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Jeffrey John Devich, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Alexander Thomas Ebertowski, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Cameron Gilanshah, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Matthew Dohn Kelliher, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Nicholas Stone Mancini, School of Business, Dean’s List; Kristen Marie McGuiggan, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Kristin Ann Miller, School of Nursing, Dean’’s Honor List; Chelsea Rebecca Morrison, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Amanda Anne Motl, School of Human Ecology, Dean’s Honor List; Kathleen Dewalt Nelligan, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Michael Allen Sprinthal Rankin, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean’s List; Richard Joseph Shea, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Matthew Dean Walker, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Andrea Joy Wheeler, School of Education, Dean’s List. Prior Lake: Carmen Elizabeth Coddington, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Kyle James Groves, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Jacob David Hindt, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List;

Allison Kate Jenness, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List; Patrick Kristor O’Donnell, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Libby Rachel Opoien, School of Human Ecology, Dean’s Honor List; Taylor Allen Passofaro, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Taylor Ramona Sammis, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean’s List; Spencer Wayne Sellner, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Scott Allen Tovsen, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List. Savage : El len Eli zabet h Bowman, School of Nursing, Dean’s Honor List; Lauren Marie Ehlers, School of Education, Dean’s List; Samantha Kari Hageman, School of Education, Dean’s List; Angel Mei He, School of Pharmacy, Honor Roll; Brian Earl Laqua, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Chelsea Lee Smith Thompson, School of Education, Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the honor.

Dunwoody College Daniel Hedberg and Brian Henrich, both of Savage, qualified for the fall quarter 2011 Dean’s List at Dunwoody College of Technology. To earn the honor, Dunwoody students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5. Creighton University Daniel Adam, of Savage, was named to the fall Dean’s List for the 2011-2012 academic year. Adam, a senior student in the College of Arts and Sciences, earned the honor by maintaining a 3.5 or better GPA.

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A great deal, but is the timing right? Scott County buys foreclosed 84-acre homestead with plans for a park BY SHANNON FIECKE sfiecke@swpub.com

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y most people’s token, a county agency’s fasttracked purchase of an 84-acre homestead in the bluffs of Blakeley Township was a steal of a deal. The nearly 4,000-square-foot residence has the makings of a country retreat and overlooks the Minnesota River Valley. Located in the heart of an envisioned 2,400-acre Blakeley Bluffs Park Reserve, County officials think it would make an ideal lodge for park visitors. Initially offered for $1.5 million in 2009, the property became available again in November due to foreclosure. With 13 days to make a bid, the Scott County Parks Department inspected the residence and asked the County Community Development Agency (CDA) to purchase and hold the property until an acquisitions grant could become available through the Metropolitan Council. The Scott County CDA, which made an offer and closed Dec. 12 on the property, was one of seven bidders, barely winning the sale with a $550,000 bid and a 20 percent down payment. The second-place bidder offered the same amount, but with only 10 percent down. “It was really quite the catch,” said Bill Jaffa, executive director of the CDA. The question is whether rural neighbors are ready for public use of the land decades sooner than anyone expected. Scott County, which only purchases park land from willing sellers, just completed an acquisition master plan laying out the proposed boundaries for a future park reserve in the far southwestern township. It is the last remaining park reserve envisioned in the County. Although regional funding is available for purchasing land as it becomes available in the area, the cash-strapped County wasn’t planning to develop a park in the Blakeley area for decades to come. Instead, it had envisioned accumulating land until it had the means to build trails or other amenities. However, with the residence’s lodge-like feel, the County believes it could get voluntary caretakers and rent

the property out for weddings, retreats and other events until a park actually opens someday. The County thinks this public use could also help justify the use of state Legacy constitutional amendment dollars for the purchase of the property. If the County Board is able to obtain the grant and approves purchasing the property from the CDA, the “Lodge” could open as soon as this summer. But parks staff – who discussed options with the County Parks Commission and last week met with township residents – is now rethinking interim options due to opposition from township leaders about large public use of the site. “We had some concern after the meeting about proposed uses and the amount of traffic it would generate,” said Blakeley Township Board Chair Brian Schmidt. “We’re looking to have more discussions with them on that.” Blakeley residents had signed onto the acquisition master plan with the idea that no development would occur for 30 to 50 years, Schmidt explained. County Parks Manager Mark Themig said other options might include leasing the property to a private party, if one could be found, or renting it out for smaller events or to vacationing families. Two large outbuildings – one with a cement floor – could also store County maintenance vehicles, noted County Board Chair Tom Wolf, and more than 20 acres of agricultural land could be leased to a local farmer. Additionally, the CDA could turn around and sell the property if the County Board decides it doesn’t want to own a lodge or the property. If the property goes back on the market, “somebody will have a wonderful home,” Themig said. “The downside is we may never be able to purchase it at that price in the future.” A larger question to be answered is how aggressive the county ought to be with land acquisition and what the township is comfortable with. The County had envisioned making purchases over the next 50 years, but eight parties have already expressed interest in selling their land. At the same time, regional funding is available for acquisitions that

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Parks staff believe the residence’s exposed beams, Minnesota River Valley views and natural woodwork make it an ideal lodge for a future park. may not be around in the future. It’s an amazing part of the County and an incredible natural resource, Themig noted. “The real question is, is it just happening too quickly?” Themig said.

ENVISIONED PARK The County couldn’t apply for a grant outright for this particular property because the Metropolitan Council hasn’t finished approving the acquisition master plan. Once that occurs, the County could use a grant to purchase the land from the CDA. The original owners of the site actually approached the County a few years ago to see if it was interested in their property. At that time, the County passed because it hadn’t even begun to formalize exactly where the park reserve would be. Because of this previous

conversation though, Themig was aware that the property contained 84 acres, not just the 54 acres mentioned by the listing agent. When the title work was finished, the acreage was confirmed. The intent for the future Blakeley Bluffs Regional Park Reserve is to acquire river bluffs, ravines and bluff top along the Minnesota River between Belle Plaine and Henderson for nature-based recreation, habitat connections and the preservation of significant native plant communities. From an initial 6,000-acre search area, a committee identified 2,400 acres to preserve. The future park reserve would complement land already held by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ney Center, as well as wetlands being purchased for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With the hamlet of Blakeley on the north side of the park reserve,

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Coach calls it a career Anderson steps down after 35 seasons in Burnsville hockey After 35 years behind the bench, Br uce A nderson is stepping away from Burnsville hockey. Anderson resigned as girls coach Feb. 10, one day after the Blaze lost 4-0 to Park in the Section 3AA quarterfinals. Anderson said he wasn’t thinking about stepping down when the season began last November. But as it progressed, he sta r ted to give it more thought as some unforseen

stress started to take its toll. “ Ne a r t he end of the season, I thought it was time for m e t o m ov e on,” said Anderson. “Part of it was that Bruce I’m retired Anderson a s a ( m at h ) teacher. I’ve enjoyed my time (at Burnsville). It’s been great.” Anderson has been with the girls program since its inception

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17 years ago, serving as an assistant coach for 11 years and as the head coach the last six seasons. Anderson was also an assistant coach in the Burnsville boys prog ram for 16 years starting in 1975 under legendary coach Tom Osiecki, who was inducted into the Burnsville High School Hall of Fame last August. After two state titles (1985 and 1986), Osiecki retired in 1990. Anderson took over the boys program a season later and spent two years (1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons) leading

the team before stepping down himself. “I learned so much from Tom,” said Anderson, who began his coaching career as a teacher in Alaska five years before coming to Burnsville. “I learned the game from him.” Anderson didn’t coach in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons, while his son was a junior and a senior at Burnsville. A year later, girls hockey burst onto the scene and Osiecki and Anderson were back in the game.

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Bruce Anderson resigned as Burnsville girls hockey coach Feb. 9. He spent 35 combined years as a coach in the boys and girls programs.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fight right back

Eyes on a title

Lakers follow tough loss with big win

Lakers ready to defend their crown

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The Prior Lake wrestling team has been working towa rd t he Section 2 A A A tournament since practices started last November. Are the Lakers ready? Is coach Joe Block’s team prepared to defend its title and earn its third state berth since 2006? “We are as ready as we are going to be, a few more days of polishing and then it will be up to the kids,” Block said following the No. 9-ranked Lakers’ 35-17 home win over Bloomington Ken nedy i n a Sout h Suburban Conference dual Feb. 9 to close out the regular season. Prior Lake finished 7-1 in league duals (its only loss to No. 1-ranked Apple Valley) and took a 19-9 overall mark into the section team tournament, which is today (Saturday, Feb. 18) in Farmington. The Lakers are the No. 1 seed, while No. 10 Shakopee earned the No. 2, followed by Lakeville North (No. 3), Eden Prairie (No. 4), Bloomington Kennedy (No. 5), Farmington (No. 6), Lakeville South (No. 7), Chanhassen (No. 8), Chaska (No. 9), Edina (No. 10) and Bloomington Jefferson (No. 11). Last year, Prior Lake beat Shakopee for the section crown, advanced to state and finished a school-record third. Meanwhile, in beating Kennedy, the Lakers won the first seven weights to roll out to a 32-0 lead.

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Meanwhile, wearing teal suit jackets over black with orange insides, Burnsville’s section high-kick routine brought the crowd to its feet. A live blog by Minnesota High School Dance Team Online described the Blazettes’ performance this way: “What an action-packed adventure the Blazettes are taking us on. Their dance is full of skills, tricks, kicks, movement and not a dull moment. This dance has been little seen — but should leave some surprises on the score sheet after such a departure from their early season dance. Very cool use of costume, should add something to the overall effect.” Dancing to John Cougar Mellencamp’s hit song, “Jack and Diane,” the Blazettes were the final jazz-funk team to perform at sections.

The Prior Lake girls basketball team did what all good teams do after a disappointing loss. They fight back. Junior Tiffaney Flaata poured in 20 points to lead the Lakers to an impressive 73-56 win at Lakeville South Feb. 14 in a South Suburban Conference game. Prior Lake went into the game on the heels of a 67-63 loss at Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 10. The Lakers took an 12-11 overall record (9-6 in league play) into a huge game at home to No. 4-ranked Bloomington Kennedy Thursday (resu lts not avai lable at press time). Ken ne dy i s a S ec tion 2AAAA opponent, as are Lakeville South and Jefferson. Prior Lake also has only two more games left before the playoffs start Feb. 29 — at No. 10 Eastview (Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m.) and home to Eagan (Feb. 23). The Lakers will likely be on the road in quarterfinal play as the No. 5 seed, perhaps playing at Chanhassen (20-3). The field is seeded by QRS ratings (quality results formula). The Lakers own a No. 28 rating as of Feb. 15. Second-ranked Edina (203) has a No. 2 rating, followed by third-ranked Eden Prairie (18-4) at No. 3 and Kennedy (18-4) at No. 5 rating. Chanhassen’s rating is No. 13. QRS ratings from other section teams include: Shakopee (13-9) at No. 40, followed by Jefferson (9-14) at No. 46 and Lakeville South (9-14) at No. 85.

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Burnsville senior Katherine Kashevatsky dances with her teammates at the Section 1AAA meet Feb. 11 in Bloomington. The Blazettes qualified for state in both high kick and jazz funk.

Back on the big stage Blazettes qualify for state in both high kick, jazz funk at sections BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

The Burnsville dance team is used to competing on the big stage. And last year, for the first and only time in their 36-year history, the Blazettes were spectators at the Class AAA state meet in high kick. The team made sure that wouldn’t be the case again. Burnsville is heading back to state to compete for a state-record 11th title after taking third in high kick at the Section 1AAA competition Feb. 11 in Bloomington. The top-three section teams advance and the Blazettes, led by their seniors, Alana Larson, Lexi Wahl, Alexa Pearson and Katherine Kashevatsky, also qualified in jazz funk for the seventh straight year by finishing third.

The state jazz funk meet was held Friday (results not available at press time) while high kick is today (Saturday, Feb. 18) at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Perennial power Eastview won both dances at sections, while Apple Valley was second in high kick and Lakeville North was runner-up in jazz funk. Between Eastview and the Blazettes, the two power programs have combined to win 10 of the last 12 high-kick state titles. The Lightning is the favored again to defend its title. The Blazettes’ last state title in high kick was back in 2008. The program was second the three previous years (20052007). Burnsville’s best finish in jazz funk in its eight career appearances is seventh, which it earned twice (2007 and 2009).

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Boys hockey: Blaze earns overtime win Senior Cor y Chapma n scored his team-leading 20th goal with 2:35 left to play in overtime to lift the Burnsville boys hockey team to a 1-0 win at Apple Valley in a South Suburban Conference game Feb. 9. The Blaze had only one shot in overtime and Chapman took it with senior Mason Wyman picking up the assist. Meanwhile, junior Chris Mallon was stellar between the pipes, earning his first-career shutout with 30 saves. The Blaze took a 14-8-1 overall record (11-3-1 in league play) into its league game at No. 3-ranked Eagan Thursday (results not available at press time). The Blaze closes out the regular season today (Saturday, Feb. 18) at home against Lakeville South. The Section 2AA tournament starts Thursday, Feb. 23 with semifinal games Feb. 25. Section seeds come out Feb. 19. The Blaze is expected to be the No. 2 seed behind No. 5 Edina (18-4). Those two teams met in the section final last year with Edina winning 3-2. This year’s section title game is Feb. 29 at Mariucci Arena. Other teams in the section field: Prior Lake (13-9), Chanhassen (17-4-1), Bloomington Jefferson (6-14-2), Holy Angels (9-12-2), Shakopee (4-18-1) and Bloomington Kennedy (4-18).

Boys swim: Sections next for the Blaze The Burnsville boys swimming team honored its seniors in its final South Suburban Conference dual before the Section 3AA meet. The Blaze finished with a 2-6 mark in the conference, losing 110-58 to Lakeville North Feb. 10. It was the last home meet for seniors Justin Clem, Anthony Nguyen, Josh Ylinen, Patrick Solinger and Peter Hsu. Clem earned a victory in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.76. Hsu had the Blaze’s best finish in the 200 individual medley taking fourth (2:22.35), while Nguyen had the team’s top time in the 500 freestyle also taking fourth (5:42.14). Hsu and Nguyen were part of the third-place finishing 2 0 0 medley relay (1: 58.26), along with eighth-grader Adam Jarnigan and junior Shane Harrison. Meanwhile, junior Ben Albert had two wins, taking the 50 freestyle (23.58) and the 100 breaststroke (1:01.15). Kollasch won the 200 free (1:50.94) and was runner-up in the 100 free (51.30). Junior Shawn Wong was tops in the 100 backstroke (1:04.01). Wong, Kollasch, Albert and Clem made up the 200 free relay team that took second (1:36.11), whi le t hat same fou rsome ended up third in the 400 free relay (3:37.13). The section meet is Feb. 22-24 at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake.

ALPINE SKIING

PRIOR LAKE SPORT SHORTS

Taking on the slopes

Girls hockey: Lakers fall in playoffs, 3-0

State is a learning experience for Blaze as team takes eighth BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

The Burnsville girls Alpine ski team was not satisfied by just getting to state. The Blaze was hoping to put together two solid runs at Giants Ridge in Biwabik Feb. 15 and see where it ends up in the standings. B ut i n s t e ad , t he me e t turned more into a learning experience for the Blaze, finishing eighth with 62 points, well back of champion Hermantown (157). Minnetonka was second (154), followed by Blake (152), Mou nd s View (13 5), East Ridge (122), Bloomington Jefferson (114) and Minneapolis Southwest (107). Junior Laura Garbe had the Blaze’s best finish taking 60th overall (26th in the team standings) with a time of 1:29.24 on her two runs. Burnsville’s two seniors were right behind Garbe. Toni Carlstrom finished 67th (32nd in the team) with a time of 1:31.20, while Michelle

Kor thauer was 74th (37th in the team) with a time of 1:38.87. The top-four skiers count in the team standings. Sophomore Maddie Roberts was the Blaze’s No. 4 skier, taking 77th (39th in the team) coming in with a time of 1:39.41. A lso competing for the Blaze was sophomore Erica Lindsay, who finished 83rd (42nd in the team) with a time of 1:59.68 and sophomore Lizzy Drusch, who finished 88th (47th in the team) with a time of 2:52.57. Drusch and Lindsay were the Blaze’s top-two skiers at the Section 6 meet Feb. 7, helping Burnsville take second (the two teams qualify for state). Getting to state is a big accomplishment for the Blaze and first-year coach Luke Abrahamson (a 2008 Burnsville graduate). Burnsville doesn’t have any United States Ski Association (USSA) skiers on its team. Instead, Abrahamson and Blaze boys coach Derek Nash

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Burnsville senior Toni Carlstrom fi nished 67th at the Alpine state meet Feb. 15 at Giants Ridge. The Blaze was eighth in the team standings. groom their own talent. Most teams around the state have multiple skiers who also compete in USSA national and state events. “Looking at the teams we beat out (at sections), almost all of them have a couple USSA skiers,” said Abrahamson. “We have none.” Last year, the Blaze boys finished second at sections and ended up fifth at state. Abrahamson said Nash deserves a lot of credit for

grooming the talent on both teams. “A big thanks to Derek for being committed to this team over the last 12 or so years and developing a program that can win without USSA skiers,” said Abrahamson. Meanwhile, the Burnsville boys team had one skier competing at state. Junior Tom Flickinger ended up 42nd overall with a time of 1:18.31. Last year, Flickinger finished 49th (1:17.95) at state.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Even status on the court Lakers hang around .500 mark BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

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Burnsville senior Jessica Buck goes for the ball in the Lakers’ 56-52 win over Eagan Feb. 10.

Senior starts to score big Buck sparks Blaze to two wins

Boys hoops: Blaze gets first victory

BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com

The Burnsville boys basketball team earned its first victory of the season Feb. 14 with a 47-43 home win over Bloomington Jefferson in a South Suburban Conference game. The Blaze (1-19 overall, 1-12 in league play) were led by senior Chase Roullier’s 11 points, while sophomore Will Reger’s had 10 and junior Eli Rogers scored nine. Burnsville overcame an 1812 deficit at the break. The Blaze went into the game on the heels of 64-46 loss at Eagan Feb. 10 in a league game. Reger finished with 13 points to lead Burnsville, while sophomore Zach Smith had eight points and Roullier scored seven. Ninth-grader Brett Shepley and senior AJ Coleman each had six points. The Blaze was at home versus No. 2 Lakeville North in league action Friday (results not available at press time). Burnsville plays at No. 5 Apple Valley Tuesday, Feb. 21 and returns home Feb. 24 to take on Rosemount. Both league games start at 7:15 p.m.

Jessica Buck is starting to emerge for the Burnsville girls basketball team. T he senior for wa rd poured in 21 points in the Blaze’s 50-49 win at Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 14 in a South Suburban Conference game. Buck went into the game with a season-high 23 points in the Blaze’s 56-52 home win over Eagan in league action Feb. 10. Burnsville took a 9 -14 overall mark (4-10 in league play) into its conference game at No. 9-ranked Lakeville North Friday (results not available at press time). The Blaze closes out the regular season with a pair of key games against Section 3AAAA foes — versus Apple Valley Tuesday, Feb. 21 and at Rosemount Feb. 24. Both league games start at 7:15 p.m. The Blaze is trying to get a home playoff game in the section quarterfinals, which start Feb. 29. Tenth-ranked Eastview (18-5) is a lock for the No. 1 seed, followed by Park (17-6).

Apple Valley (12-11) and the Blaze look like strong bets for the No. 3 and 4 seeds, respectively, although Rosemount (8-15), Eagan (7-16) and East Ridge (8-15) are also in the hunt. Henry Sibley is also in the field (5-17). Rosemount beat Burnsville in the first meeting back on Jan. 24, so the Irish cou ld derai l t he Bla ze’s hopes for a home playoff game by beating Burnsville again. Meanwhile, after a slow start to the season (5.5 points in her first nine games), Buck has been in double figures in 11 of the Blaze’s last 13 games, averaging 14.4 points. Senior Lateeka Thompson chipped in eight points in the win over Jefferson, while seniors Betsy Sexton and Jessica Ranke each had six and sophomore Sam Connolly scored five. In the win over Eagan, Burnsville trailed 24-23 at the break, but an early 8-2 run in the second half helped the Blaze build a lead. Sophomore Georgi Donchetz finished with 10 points, while Connolly had nine and Thompson scored seven.

The Prior Lake boys basketball team forged over the .500 mark Feb. 14 with its second straight win. Led by senior Evan Kotchevar’s career-high 32 points, the Lakers poured in 53 points in the second half en route to an 82-79 home win over Lakeville South in a South Suburban Conference game. “Great win,” Lakers coach Alex Focke tweeted after the game. “Good team effort in the second half. (We) showed poise and made some big plays.” Prior Lake went into the game on the heels of a 52-39 home win over Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 10 in league action. Both Jefferson and Lakeville South are Section 2AAAA foes, along with Bloomington Kennedy, a team the Lakers faced on the road in conference action Friday (results not available at press time). The Lakers (11-10 overall, 7-6 in the conference) went into the game having not been more than one game over .500 all season and twice being two games under it. Prior Lake had a three-game win streak back in early December and hasn’t lost more than two games in a row. Three straight wins are needed to win a section title. The QRS ratings (quality results formula), which is used to seed the section teams, has Prior Lake at No. 24 as of Feb. 15, which is third best behind No. 9-ranked Eden Prairie (16-5) at No. 4 and Chanhassen (16-5) at No. 21. QRS ratings from other section teams are: Lakeville

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I n beati ng L a kevi l le South, P rior Lake scored 44 second-half points to put the Cougars away. Junior Deanna Busse finished with 14 points, hitting 4 of 7 threepointers. Senior Mol ly Simpkins had 11 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and five assists, while ninth-grader Shaye Barton had eight points and four steals.

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Prior Lake senior Jack Harrison grabs a rebound in the Lakers’ 52-39 win over Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 10. South (9-12) at No. 40, Kennedy (8-13) at No. 89, Jefferson (5-15) at No. 98, Shakopee (814) at No. 103 and Burnsville (1-19) at No. 180. Meanwhile, Prior Lake had three other players in double fig ures against Lakeville South — 15 from junior Carson Shanks, 14 from senior Jack Kaiser and 11 from junior Noah Scanlon. The Lakers’ leading scorer, sophomore Jon Sobaski, was held to six points. I n beati ng Jef ferson, Kotchevar also led the Lakers with 10 points, while Scanlon had nine and senior Jake Hanson finished with eight. Sobaski and senior Jack Harrison both scored six points. The Lakers’ final four regular season games are: versus No. 3 Eastview (Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m.), at Eagan (Feb. 24), at Burnsville (Feb. 28) and versus No. 2 Lakeville North (March 2).

Sophomore Taylor Zupan finished with seven points, while Flaata grabbed nine boards and had a team-best seven steals. Against Jefferson, Prior L a ke t rai led 3 0 -2 4 at t he break. Simpkins led with 16 points, adding seven steals and three assists. Senior Lauren Busse finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Flaata scored 12 points and grabbed six boards, while Barton had 11 points and six rebounds.

The Prior Lake girls hockey team’s season ended the same way it started back in November — a shutout loss. The sixth-seeded Lakers were blanked for the 14th time Feb. 10 in the Section 2A A quarterfinals. Third-seeded Eden Prairie held Prior Lake to just 15 shots on net in a 3-0 home victory. Prior Lake ended the season with a 5-19-2 overall mark under first-year coach Todd Johnson. The Lakers lost five of their last six games by shutout. The Lakers scored just 27 goals in 26 games. They scored three or more goals just four times. Sophomore L exi Bra ndt finished with 43 saves in the playoff loss, the 16th time she had to make 30 or more saves in a game. Prior Lake was still in the game with Eden Prairie, trailing just 1-0 going into the third period. But the Eagles scored 6:19 into the final period for a 2-0 lead added an added an emptynet goal with 34 seconds to go. Brandt finished the season with a 3.21 goals-against average and one shutout. She had a .915 save percentage. Senior Michelle Jeurissen led the Lakers with six goals adding five assists, while sophomore Amber Galles had five goals and five assists.

Boys hockey: Lakers earn easy SSC win The Prior Lake boys hockey team erupted for five goals in the second period en route to an 8-2 home win over Rosemount in a South Suburban Conference game Feb. 9. Juniors Dylan Zins finished with two goals and an assist, while senior Kyle Krueger had three assists. Prior Lake took a 14-9 overall mark (9-6 in league play) into its league game with Bloomington Jefferson Thursday (results not available at press time). The Lakers close out the regular season today (Saturday, Feb. 18) versus No. 3-ranked Eagan. The Section 2AA tournament starts Thursday, Feb. 23 with the semifinals Feb. 25. The Lakers are expected to get the No. 3 seed behind Burnsville (14-8-1) and No. 5 Edina (18-4). Seeds come out Feb. 19. Other teams in the field: Chanhassen (16-4-1), Jefferson (6-14-2), Holy Angels (9-12-2), Shakopee (4-18-1) and Bloomington Kennedy (4-18). In the win over Rosemount, senior Matt Crist finished with two goals. Junior Gavin Smith had a goal and two assists. Sophomore Jack Murphy recorded a goal and an assist, while junior Joey Kleven had two assists. Senior Derek Johnson and junior Blake Busch each scored once, while juniors Sam Taylor and Austin Hill, sophomore Jeff Pieper and senior Dane Block all had one assist. Senior Kyle Miller finished with 20 saves.

Boys swim: PL drops its final dual meet The Prior Lake boys swimming team dropped its final South Suburban Conference dual Feb. 10, losing 95-85 at home to Rosemount. The Lakers finished 6-1-2 in league duals. The Section 3AA meet is next Feb. 22-24 at Hidden Oaks Middle School. The difference in the dual with Rosemount was in the relays. The Lakers took second in all three. The 200 medley team of junior Alex Jenness, senior Kyle Robrock, ninth-grader Matt Anderson and eighthgrader Marshall Heskin had a runner-up time of 1:42.95. The 200 freestyle team included Anderson, Heskin, junior Austin Nichols and senior Zach Kleist (1:35.63), while the 400 freestyle team consisted of Anderson, Kleist, Jenness and Robrock (3:27.20). Robrock won two individual events — the 100 backstroke (53.77) and the 100 freestyle (47.19). Heskin was tops in the 100 butterfly (54.02) and was also runner-up in the 200 freestyle (1:52.01). Seventh-grader Joseph Restifo won diving (203.45). Jenness was second in the 100 backstroke (54.94), while sophomore Wi l liam Bragg was second in the 500 freestyle (5:14.14).


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BRIEFS

Finishing strong

Raceway Park to be on national TV

Blaze wins final league dual, earns the No. 5 seed in section BY TOM SCHARDIN tschardin@swpub.com PHOTO BY TOM SCHARDIN

The Prior Lake dance team saw its season come to end Feb. 11 at the Section 1AAA meet.

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The live blog described the dance like this: “Lots of skill and action packed into this one. The Blazettes had lots of layers, features and depth to the 18 girls out there.”

LAKERS Mea nwhi le, t he P rior Lake dance team will have to wait until next year to achieve the state dream. The Lakers, led by their seniors, Ali Ruba, Danai Hen nen , Jor dy n S a m i s, Kristy Browman, fell short of their state goal at the Section 1AAA competition, taking eighth in high kick and fourth in jazz funk. P rior L a ke has never qualified for state in either dance. Based on the Lakers’ results over the course of the season, jazz funk was their best bet to get to state. “Our jazz performance was flawless,” said Lakers coach Cristi Falkenberg. “We had a standing ovation by other teams and brought tears to the eyes to our fans. Walking off the section floor we knew we had an extraordinary performance. “C o ache s f r om ot he r schools said we were going to state,” added Falkenberg. “When we did not hear our name called, it was devastating. The girls knew they had a state dance and they were sad they would not be on the state floor.”

The Burnsville wrestling team went into the Section 3AAA team tournament on a nice roll. The Blaze closed out the regular season Feb. 9 with its third straight South Suburban Conference dual victory, 37-27 at home over Eastview. After a slow start to the season, Burnsville finished 3-5 in league duals. The strong finish helped the Blaze earn the No. 5 seed in the section tourney, which took place Friday (results not available at press time). The Blaze faced fourth-seeded Park in the first round with the winner facing perennial national power Apple Valley in the semifinals. The top-seeded Eagles were seeking their 30th straight section crown and seventh straight Class AAA state title. Other quarterfinal matches were: third-seeded Henry Sibley against sixth-seeded

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Winning by fall were three of the Lakers’ four ranked wrestlers — junior Tanner Johnshoy at 113, junior Beck Rock at 132 and senior Matt Kanhke at 145. Johnshoy is ranked No. 4 at 113, while Rock is No. 6 at 132

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Anderson said Osiecki came to him and told him he was thinking of coaching the girls in their inaugural season. He wanted Anderson at his side once again.

Eastview and second-seeded Rosemount versus seventhseeded Eagan. The section individual tourney is set for Feb. 24 -25 at Eastview. Senior Andy Underhill (ranked No. 2 at 120) and sophomore Bill Underhill (ranked No. 6 at 106) are two of the Blaze’s top state hopefuls. Meanwhile, in the win over Eastview, the dual was tied 27-27 with two weights to go. That’s where sophomores John Dahl and Ethan Morgel came through for the Blaze. Dahl won by major decision (14-2) at 220 pounds, while Morgel closed Eastview out with fall at heavyweight. “Dah l w rest led his best match of the year to get a major decision and to take the pressure off of Ethan,” said firstyear Blaze coach Sam Sand. “But Ethan wrestled great and got the pin anyway. It was a big win for the team.” Andy Underhill improved to 30-1 on the season with a fall at 126 pounds, while Bill Underhill won by fall at 113.

Burnsville won the first six matches with ninth-grader Michael Ramirez winning 14-7 at 106, sophomore Jack O’Brien earning a fall at 113, senior Andre Sellars getting a 16-10 decision at 132 and junior Alonso Quintana winning 13-10 at 138.

and Kahnke is No. 7 at 145. Ninth-grader Dylan Sogge won 8-1 at 106 for the Lakers, while sophomore Sean O’Neil won 10-1 at 120. Sophomore Blake Carlisle earned a 17-3 major decision at 126 and junior Ryan Norton won 6-2 at 138. Kennedy won five of the last seven matches. Prior Lake’s two wins were by ninth-grader

Alex Hart at 170 (7-2) and senior Ross Larson (ranked No. 6) at heavyweight (8-2). The section individual tournament is set for Feb. 24-25 in Shakopee. Johnshoy, Rock, O’Neil and Kahnke were state entrants for the Lakers last year. Johnshoy ended up second at 103 pounds in his firstever state appearance.

Osiecki a nd A nderson coached the girls for five seasons (1995-98 and 2004-2006). Anderson was also Jen Hanley’s assistant from 1998-2004, before taking over the head job in 2006 after Osiecki stepped away for a final time. Anderson is a good bet to join Osiecki in the BHS Hall of

Fame one day. He led the girls team to section titles in 2007 and 2010. Both years the team won the Class AA state consolation title. Anderson was also Class AA Coach of the Year in 2007. He had a career record of 9461-17.

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PL Soccer Club sets spring registration

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Burnsville junior Alonso Quintana won at 138 pounds in the Blaze’s 37-27 home win over Eastview Feb. 9.

The Prior Lake Soccer Club is now taking registration for its spring in-house programs for grades kindergarten through third grade, along the club’s newest program, Little Lakers. That’s for ages 4 and 5. For more information or to register, go to www.priorlakesoccer.org.

P.L.A.Y. softball pancake breakfast set Prior Lake Athletics for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) will have its annual softball pancake breakfast Feb. 26 at the Prior Lake VFW from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets for adults and children are $7 and can be purchased at the door. For more info, go to: www.playinfo.org.

P.L.A.Y. Lacrosse is offering free clinics 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 first come, first 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.

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

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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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: 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 PROPERTY 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 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 al-

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publicnotices 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 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 55372-1741 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 PASSTHROUGH 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 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: November 22, 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 : $175,902.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Carol Hvinden, an unmarried woman MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as a nominee for First Franklin, a Division of National City Bank, its successor and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: December 22, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A760411 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: US Bank NA Successor Trustee to Bank of America, NA , as Successor Trustee to LaSalle Bank, NA, as Trustee for the holders of the Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF1 Dated: January 19, 2012 Recorded: January 20, 2012 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A896794 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 100425240011490049 Lender or Broker: First Franklin, a Division of National City Bank Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 3831 Raspberry Ridge Rd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372-1122 Tax Parcel ID Number: 25395025-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 11, Block 2, Jeffers South, Common Interest Community No. 1110, according to the recorded plat thereof, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $185,040.78 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: April 03, 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 October 03, 2012, or the next business day if October 03, 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 18, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FF1 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: 023993F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012; No. 2054) 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 05, 2009 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L

continued from previous page A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $286,426.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Eric Souvannarath married to Phetsamone Souvannarath, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: September 09, 2009 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 835640 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. Dated: December 07, 2011 Recorded: December 13, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A893909 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: 100010402330975677 Lender or Broker: Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1763 Parkway Ave, Shakopee, MN 55379-3902 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27191049-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 11, Block 4, Prairie Bend 1st, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $293,304.30 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: April 03, 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 October 03, 2012, or the next business day if October 03, 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 18, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. 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: 023360F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012; No. 2055) 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 25, 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 : $388,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Brian A. Larson and Jodi A. Larson, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: June 14, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 741977 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Lasalle Bank Midwest National Association Dated: November 29, 2007 Recorded: December 26, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 790477 Transaction Agent: Not Applicable Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: Not Applicable Lender or Broker: ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 19790 Doonbey Cir, Prior Lake, MN 55372-8787 Tax Parcel ID Number: 111030140 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 14, Block 1, Doon Bury Knolls Third Addition AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $409,858.78 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: April 03, 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 October 03, 2012, or the next business day if October 03, 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 18, 2012 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. successor in interest by merger to LaSalle Bank Midwest, N.A. 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: 022820F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 18, 25 and March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012; No. 2056) 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 06, 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 : $286,700.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Kapou Souphaphan and Linda Souphaphan, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, N.A., its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 19, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 767693 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 22, 2011 Recorded: September 29, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A888348 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: 100133700020221902 Lender or Broker: Countrywide Bank, N.A. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 2911 18th Ave E, Shakopee, MN 55379-4599 Tax Parcel ID Number: 273690530 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 3, Block 4, Thomas A. Phillip Addition, according to the recorded plat thereof, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $307,655.98 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: December 06, 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 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 June 06, 2012, or the next business day if June 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: October 22, 2011 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: 022561F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011; No. 2933) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for December 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to January 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: December 05, 2011 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: 022561F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, December 17, 2011; No. 2994) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for January 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to February 14, 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 09, 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: 022561F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, January 14, 2012; No. 2029) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for February 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to March 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: February 14, 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: 022561F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, February 18, 2012; No. 2057) 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

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publicnotices continued from previous page 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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Police say a Prior Lake man who caused a crash in January that injured another driver had a blood alcohol content nearly five times the legal limit for driving, according to charges filed in Scott County District Court. Benji Lee Chalich, 37, is charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation. According to the complaint, a Prior Lake police officer was driving westbound on County Road 82 on Jan. 12 at about 10:38 a.m. when he came upon

a two-vehicle crash that had occurred on the road. The officer checked on Chalich, who was still in the vehicle and bleeding from the head. The officer said he could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Another officer who arrived on the scene broke the rear passenger window of Chalich’s vehicle to gain access. Once inside, an officer asked Chalich if he was OK, at which point he allegedly replied that he was drunk and was sorry for the crash. The driver of the second vehicle, who was complaining of hip pain, said Chalich was driving the wrong way on County

Road 82 going eastbound in the westbound lane. The driver said he was traveling on the inside lane when he saw Chalich coming at him, and that he had nearly come to a complete stop when Chalich hit him head-on. At the location of the crash, County Road 82 has two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes and the two sides are separated by a grass median. Officers observed that both vehicles had sustained significant damage to their front ends. A Prior Lake detective also saw several empty beer cans on the floor in the passenger-side backseat of Chalich’s vehicle.

A fter the crash, the second driver was transported to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. The man was diagnosed with a broken hip, and doctors told him that the injury would require hip replacement surgery. Chalich was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where a Minnesota State Trooper obtained a blood sample from him. Subsequent testing revealed that Chalich had a blood alcohol content of .38. The legal limit for driving in Minnesota is .08. Chalich has two drunken driving convictions in Minnesota since 2001.

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A federal indictment was unsealed last week against a former Chaska dad suspected of robbing 30 banks — including heists in Shakopee, Prior Lake and Savage. The “Man in Black” suspect — dubbed as such for his clothing — 49-year-old Mark Edward Wetsch was charged with robbing 13 Minnesota banks between March 9, 2011, and Jan. 3, 2012, with a total take of $69,104. A lthough not mentioned in the indictment, cell phone evidence ties Wetsch to the robbery of Paragon Bank in

A woman from Savage with a history of alcohol-related convictions is accused of getting too drunk to stand while she was responsible for her 6-month-old child. Ginger Bates Clarkson, 42, has been charged in Scott County District Court with neglect of a child, a gross misdemeanor. According to the complaint, Clarkson’s ex-husband called police on Feb. 7 to report a possible case of child neglect. The man had just picked up his and Clarkson’s 8-year-old son from Clarkson’s home in Savage after the boy had called him.

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Shakopee and others in Prior Lake and Savage, said Prior Lake police Det e c t ive C h r i s Olson. But feder a l pr o s e c u tors chose only to charge him with the maxi- Mark Wetsch mu m requi red for top sanctions. Wetsch, now of Minneapolis, lived in Chaska in 2002 when he was in the news for pulling his daughter, Bria, from the Chaska High School cross-country program. Bria eventually went on

to become a three-time Class A state champion at Holy Family Catholic High School and was a runner at the University of Oregon. He once “owned a $500,000 home, a Corvette, three Jeeps, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and three snowmobiles, and took golf trips to Scotland, vacationed in Hawaii and sometimes took a private running coach along on trips with his daughter,” reported the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Wetsch owes $1.6 million restitution for mail fraud, which he allegedly used to fund his extravagant lifestyle. In 2005,

Wetsch received a prison sentence for taking money from a nursing home in St. Louis Park where he was nursing director. Some of the money was used to help pay for his daughter’s training. The federal indictment for the bank robberies, filed on Feb. 7, was unsealed following Wetsch’s initial appearance last Thursday in federal court in St. Paul. If convicted, Wetsch faces a potential maximum penalty of 25 years in prison on each count. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.

Upon of fic er s’ a r r iva l , Clarkson said she was fine and said she wanted the officers to leave. The officers, however, said that Clarkson was visibly Ginger Bates intoxicated. Clarkson W hen asked where the infant was, Clarkson said the child was upstairs in his crib. But when an officer went to check on the child, he wasn’t in his crib. The other officer informed

Clarkson that because of the condition she wa s i n, she could not stay in the house alone with the child. Clarkson then told the officers that she wanted to call a captain with the Shakopee Police Department. Clarkson could not find her phone, though, and according to the complaint, she was swaying and staggering through the living room while looking for it. Clarkson then continued her search downstairs and an officer followed her. Upon arriving downstairs, the officer saw the infant in a blanket on the f loor, and according

to the officer, Clarkson didn’t acknowledge the baby, instead stepping over him to continue looking for her phone. The officer then picked up the child. According to the complaint, Clarkson refused to take a preliminary breath test and continued to argue with officers, at which point she was arrested and taken to Scott County Jail. Clarkson has four prior DWI convictions in Minnesota and is currently on probation for a felony DWI conviction from 2007. Clarkson has an omnibus hearing scheduled for April 5. Alex Hall

Jordan, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, two days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $85 in fines. Kyle Scott James, 26, Mankato, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Three years’ probation, 40 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, $375 in fines. Thomas Charles Lightfoot, 29, Savage, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a grossmisdemeanor. One year probation, $385 in fines. Michelle Annette McNeil, 52, Prior Lake, driving after cancellation (inimical to public safety), a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 45 days under electronic homemonitoring, $85 in fines. Tiffany Kay Otto, 21, Belle Plaine, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, follow recommendations of evaluation, random tests, $175 in fines. Corey Alan Rahbain, 41, Prior Lake, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Seven years’ probation, 31 days in jail, mental health evaluation, follow recommendations of evaluation, no gambling, complete treatment and aftercare, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Baker Tababouanga Albert, 22, Eden Prairie, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Serve 28 months in prison, provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Latisha Alveda Cannon, 33, Shakopee, theft by swindle, a felony. Seven years’ probation, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, 300 hours of community service. Zachary Phillip King, 21, Lakeville, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, restitution, $310 in fines. James Carlton Malloch, 37, Prior

Lake, third-degree assault (substantial bodily harm), a felony. Three years’ probation, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, 15 days of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, provide DNA sample, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $85 in fines. Tanya Nicole Tverberg, 36, Brooklyn Park, financial-transaction card fraud, a felony. Five years’ probation, take medications, provide DNA sample, restitution, $85 in fines. Aiding and abetting theft, a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, $160 in fines. Dean Vanriper, 59, Rochester, issuance of dishonored check, a felony. Continued for dismissal: $75 in fines. Gabriel Yau, 69, Eagan, violation of restraining order, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Three years’ probation, 40 hours of community service. Colton James Brooks, 22, Prior Lake, second-degree sale of controlled substance, a felony. Five years’ probation, six months in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $235 in fines. David Joseph Brose, 36, St. Cloud, financial-transaction card fraud, a felony. Serve 24 months in prison (concurrent to previous sentence), provide DNA sample, $100 in fines. Sherry Ann Lovell, 63, Jordan, mistreating animals, a felony. Two years’ probation, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, 80 hours of community service, provide DNA sample, do not own large animals, restitution, $1,085 in fines. Thoum Thongratsamy, 56, Shakopee, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, complete programs for chemical dependency and mental health, $85 in fines. Baker Tababouanga Albert, 22, Eden Prairie, motor vehicle theft, a felony. Serve 27 months in prison, provide DNA sample, restitution, $160 in fines. Theft by swindle, a misdemeanor. Serve 90 days in jail, $232 in fines.

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The following are Scott County District Court felony and gross-misdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Brandi Lynn Wegner, 27, New Prague, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, $325 in fines. Martaize Keshawn Grant, 27, Shakopee, third-degree burglary, a felony. Five years’ probation, 45 days in jail, provide DNA sample, no contact with victim(s), restitution, $160 in fines. Ivan Orizaga Ramirez, 29, Shakopee, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Three years’ probation. DWI, and fifth-degree assault, both misdemeanors. One year probation, follow recommendations of evaluation, no contact with victim(s), random tests, $110 in fines. Shaun Michael Carlson, 33, Belle Plaine, financial-transaction card fraud, a felony. Serve 17 months in prison, $185 in fines. Escape from custody, a felony. Serve 19 months in prison, $185 in fines. Fleeing police, a misdemeanor. Serve 90 days in jail (concurrent), $85 in fines. Seconddegree burglary, a felony. Serve 28 months in prison (concurrent), provide DNA sample, restitution, $235 in fines. Jason Allen Fikse, 20, Woodstock, Minn., DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $410 in fines. Kevin Shea Bach, 20, Prior Lake, domestic assault, a misdemeanor. One year probation, 35 days in jail, random tests, counseling/treatment, no-contact order, $160 in fines. Violation of no-contact order, a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, sentence same as previous sentence, serve concurrently, $375 in fines. Ramsey Ray Farsee, 33, Minneapolis, domestic assault, a felony,

and fifth-degree assault, a grossmisdemeanor. Five years’ probation, 58 days in jail, anger-management counseling, no-contact order, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Kyle Leroy Koch, 31, Jordan, domestic assault, a felony. Five years’ probation, one year in jail, 40 hours of community service, abstain from alcohol, random tests, follow recommendations of evaluation, no gambling, do not enter casinos, no contact with victim(s), provide DNA sample, $185 in fines. Tulio Jesus Alvarenga, 32, Shakopee, terroristic threats, a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 93 days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, no-contact order, provide DNA sample, $235 in fines. Carl Jordan Jr., 24, St. Paul, crime committed benefitting gang, a felony. Serve 29 months in prison, $85 in fines. Tanya Lynn Ryan, 29, New Prague, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, $410 in fines. Vaughn Austin Phillips, 20, Belle Plaine, fourth-degree sale of marijuana, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Ten years’ probation, two days in jail, 15 days of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, obtain high school diploma, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $175 in fines. Tyresha Tyann Lashae Trapps, 23, Shoreview, false name to police, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 10 days in jail, $85 in fines. Kristy Lynn Norling, 45, Jordan, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, five days in jail, 40 days under electronic home-monitoring, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $100 in fines. DWI, a petty-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, $210 in fines (concurrent). Patrick Jon Wollmering, 47, Elko New Market, driving after cancellation, a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, 80 hours of community service, $200 in fines. Nicholette Marie Matlick, 44,


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Maintenance Worker City of Jordan The City of Jordan is accepting applications for a fulltime public works Maintenance Worker. Minimum qualifications include a Minnesota Class B Drivers License and one year heavy equipment operation experience. Class D Water Operators License and Class D Waste Water Operators License or ability to obtain within two years of employment. Work includes the operations and maintenance of all City public works facilities and utilities. Salary range $19.28 - $22.68. Application materials and position description are available at the Jordan Government Center, 210 East First Street, Jordan, Mn 55352, on the City of Jordan website at: www.jordan.govoffice.com or by calling 952-4922535. For consideration, applications must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, March 2, 2012. Jordan is an equal opportunity employer.

Client Support Advisor Open Systems a leader in accounting and business development software is looking for Customer Service oriented people to provide phone support for accounting or inventory management software. The Client Support Advisor duties include, troubleshooting software installation and maintenance along with supporting software functionality. Excellent troubleshooting and customer communication skills required. Experience with accounting software, SQL or Access is a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to Open Systems, Inc. Attn: HR, 4301 Dean Lakes Boulevard, Shakopee, MN 55379 or email to HR@OSAS.com. EOE

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Automotive Sales Luther Burnsville VW Exciting opportunity to join the fastest growing VW dealership in the Midwest! We are looking for experienced salespeople who want to take their career to the next level. Our new, state of the art facility is the largest of its kind in the United States. We have an open showfloor so you can sell new or used vehicles and our top salespeople are selling over 30 cars per month. Volkswagen is one of the fastest growing brands around. Sell some of the safest cars and SUVs, the 40+mpg TDI Diesels as well as the Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2012 Passat! Great pay plan with an opportunity to make over six figures with demo allowance up to $300/month and benefits including medical, dental, 401k and more. Auto sales experience preferred along with a good driving record.

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Carpentry Contractors Co. 2012 JOB FAIR! TUESDAY, FEB. 28 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. CCC is Now Hiring dependable, hard working employees for all skill levels in our field Framing or Window Installation divisions. Carpentry Contractors Co. is a market leading, residential new construction sub-contractor in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area since 1980. Employment requirements are; independent transportation, valid D/L, must pass a pre-employment physical, drug test and back ground check. Entry level wages start at $9.00-$13.00 an hour. Full Time Regular employees are offered an excellent benefit package which includes; medical, dental, and life insurance, 401k opportunities, and earned paid vacations. Learn more at www.CarpentryContractors.com, or find us on www.facebook.com All Job Fair Interviews will be conducted at: Lyman Lumber, 300 Morse Ave. Excelsior. MN 55331 All applicants will have an opportunity to interview during this exclusive two-day job fair. Please call 952-3803720 to pre-schedule an interview time, or feel free to just drop by and learn more about our fast paced, growing company. We are excited to show you what excellent employment opportunities are in store for you!

Seasonal Employees Needed for the City of Prior Lake. Youth Recreation Leaders, must be 16. Park Maintenance Workers, must be 18. Street Maintenance Workers, must be 18. For more information or to download application materials, go to: www.cityofpriorlake.com/jobopenings or pick up at City Hall, 4646 Dakota Street, Prior Lake City application form is required. Deadline is March 2, 2012.

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Feb. 11: A woman reported that her The following are selected initalpurse was stolen from Neisen’s Sports complaint reports filed by Shakopee MORE ONLINE Bar and Grill, 4800 block of 123rd police. You can listen to police, fire LISTEN TO THE Street. The purse contained an iPhone, and sheriff’s department calls 24/7 POLICE SCANNER checkbook, credit card and driver’s through our online police scanner at www.savagepacer.com license with a total value estimated at www.shaopeenews.com/crime beat. $360. There are no suspects. The Savage Police Department PREDATORY OFFENDER issued 29 citations and responded to 180 incidents between Feb. 6 and 13. Some of those VIOLATION Feb. 11: While conducting predatory offender checks, an included: officer found an offender who may have been out of compliCRASH Feb. 13: A school bus ran off the road at 129th Street ance by not updating his current vehicle with authorities as and Lynn Avenue and hit some garbage cans and a parked required by law. The case is under investigation. PROPERTY DAMAGE vehicle after the driver appeared to have suffered from Feb. 8: A woman from Savage reported that a fellow medical complications. Two ambulances arrived on the scene but no one was injured. Minnesota State Patrol will student broke her daughter’s $300 glasses while they were both at Eagle Ridge Junior High. The case is under complete the accident report. investigation. DWI Feb. 12: Police received a report that an 11-year-old Feb. 6: A 29-year-old Eden Prairie man was seconddegree DWI and failure to provide proof of insurance after boy threw a rock at a Savage residence. It was determined he was pulled over for speeding on Highway 13 near Rustic that the boy threw the rock because the 12-year-old girl who lived there had been chasing him with a hammer. Both Road. He registered a .13 blood alcohol content (BAC). Feb. 10: A 31-year-old Chaska man was arrested for children were advised of proper behavior. THEFT DWI after he was pulled over for speeding on Highway 101 Feb. 7: A student at Eagle Ridge Junior High reported that near Highway 13. He registered a .12 BAC. someone stole her backpack from her locker. The backpack MISCHIEF Feb. 7: A student at Eagle Ridge Junior High, 13900 contained ear buds and earrings. There are no suspects. Feb. 7: A man reported that a $21,000 John Deere skid block of Glendale Road, was found lighting a paper towel on fire at the school. There was no injury or damage to property, loader was stolen from a business in the 12500 block of Nevada Avenue. The case is under investigation. and the school said they would discipline the student. Feb. 8: A student at Eagle Ridge Junior High reported Feb. 11: A woman from the 7600 block of Southridge Lane reported that her vehicle was egged while it was that someone stole her $100 cell phone from her locker. parked in her driveway overnight. No permanent damage There are no suspects. Feb. 9: A Prior Lake man reported that someone stole was reported. $102 in cash from his locked locker at Lifetime Fitness, NARCOTICS Feb. 7: Police received a complaint of possible drug 6500 block of Loftus Lane. There are no suspects. Feb. 10: A grocery store in Savage reported that someuse at a business in the 4600 block of Highway 13. The reporting party said they had smelled marijuana in the one shoplifted $1,714.85 worth of groceries. The case is first floor of the building. The case is under investigation. under investigation.

FIRE CALLS Feb. 6 At 1:42 a.m., firefighters were called to the 4100 block of 126th Street for a report of a small fire next to the outdoor steps of an apartment building. Police on the scene had encountered a flower pot possibly containing potting soil that had ignited. The fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. There were no additional hazards and firefighters cleared the scene. Feb. 7 At 4:36 p.m., firefighters were called to the 12200 block of Zinran Avenue for a report of smoke in the vicinity. Police reported that it was a controlled burn. All units were canceled. At 6:01 p.m., firefighters were called to Zinran Avenue and Highway 101 for a report of an unattended fire left by a contractor from a previous controlled burn. The contractor was notified and warned. At 8:52 p.m., firefighters were called to the 7400 block of 144th Street for a reported smell of natural gas outside the door of a town home. Upon inspection, firefighters found what appeared to be a loose connection on the gas meter. The gas company was requested and responded accordingly. Firefighters stayed on scene until the gas company arrived and made the necessary repairs. Feb. 8 At 3:08 p.m., firefighters were

called to the 8400 block of 125th Street for a report of two individuals who were electrocuted and an energized semi-trailer. The two individuals, who work for Midwest Trailers as mechanics, reported that they were backing a semi-tractor up to a trailer, and when they touched the trailer they received electrical shocks in their bodies. The trailer was directly below the high-voltage power lines, however it was reported that no lines were down and no electrical lines had been hit at the ground level. One party did indicate that his arm was still tingling, however he refused treatment from Allina. The power company said they would send a representative to check out the area. At 8:37 p.m., firefighters were called to the 13400 block of Alabama Avenue for a report of a car that ran into a house. A car had hit the garage and there was an odor of gasoline in the vicinity. The driver of the vehicle refused any treatment. The house was damaged, as was a vehicle in the garage, but it was habitable, therefore the homeowner was advised to contact his insurance carrier and have the home secured. No life-threatening injuries were reported and firefighters cleared the scene. Feb. 10 At 6:36 p.m., firefighters were called to the intersection of County Road 42 and Ottawa Avenue for a car versus deer accident. Police had

requested firefighters for general clean up. Firefighters arrived and determined there was nothing they could do for the police. All fire units were canceled. Feb. 11 At 3:29 p.m., firefighters were called to Highway 13 and Connelly Parkway for a reported accident with injuries. Allina and police officers were already on the scene and all fire units were canceled. At 5:43 p.m., firefighters were called to the 4600 block of Highway 13 for a report that a man had fallen in and or near a pool area. The man reported he had back and chest pains from the fall. At 8:45 p.m., firefighters were called to Highway 13 and Lynn Avenue for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. A 17-year-old boy had reportedly jumped out of a moving vehicle. The accident occurred on westbound Highway 13 near the Savage/Burnsville border. The boy was lying on the roadway upon arrival, and Savage Police were on scene and had all westbound lanes shut down. A fire engine assisted with patient care. The boy was bleeding from his mouth, ears and nose. Allina arrived shortly after and transported the boy to Hennepin County Medical Center, and they requested two firefighters to ride along as the boy had become combative in the back of the ambulance.

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