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Neighbors, concerned citizens and members of the Ron Clark Construction development team filled the chairs in the city council chambers and spilled into the hallway Tuesday night. More than 20 individuals spoke for and against the Village Commons project.

Project moving forward Council allows apartments, townhomes and small commercial site behind Rainbow BY AMY LYON

More than 50 individuals packed the council chambers Tuesday night – some were for the Village Commons development, some were against it, and some worked for Ron Clark, the land owner and developer. At one point the discussion got so heated that Mayor Janet

Williams called for a break and City Administrator Barry Stock requested police officer presence to monitor tension that was brewing between several neighbors and Planning Commissioner Bob Coughlen after he expressed his support for the project and questioned the neighbors’ opposition. “A police officer’s presence often times has a way of calming the situation,” said Stock.

Ultimately, after three-anda-half hours of review by Ron Clark’s staff, public comment and council deliberation, the council voted 3-2 to approve Clark’s request for a Comprehensive Plan a mend ment to reclassi f y t he 14-acre parcel behind Rainbow Foods from commercial to mixeduse zoning.



Against: Council members Gene Abbott and Jane Victorey

Linda and Jack Jonasen (front center) have hosted seven foreignexchange students in eight years, all of whom attended Prior Lake High School. During a reunion cruise, several of the students gathered with the Jonasen family for a “family photo.” Back row -left to right: Michael Gessner (Germany), Mathias Munsberg (Denmark), Olivia Jonasen, Fredrik Altmark (Sweden). Front row: Sara Barosi (Italy), Linda and Jack, and Khala Gasser (France).


livia Jonasen is an only child. Sort of. “It hasn’t been too ‘only,’” says her mother Linda. Linda and her husband, Olivia’s father Jack, have eight children between them: Olivia, and the seven foreign exchange students the family has hosted over the past eight years. Consequently, Olivia says, “I don’t really remember what it’s like to be an only child.” The Jonasens’ family tree appears more like a passport than a genealogical

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chart, counting students from France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany and Brazil on its branches. While they may not be blood relatives, the students were all Jonasens from the second they stepped into the family’s Savage home. “You kind of have to treat them as a family member right away because you don’t want a guest in your house for 11 months,” Linda said.

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A f ter a m a n a l lege d ly broke into a young child’s bedroom in the middle of the night, the Savage Police Department issued a public safety warning to parents and other residents of Savage on Sept. 6 advising them to take extra precautions in protecting their families. No description of the suspect is available at this time. The warning comes one week after a similar incident in which a chair was found under the window of a child’s bedroom and the window screen was removed. No evidence of entry was found in that case. “Parents are being advised to secure their homes and supervise their children closely as the Savage Police Department investigates a report of a suspicious person near the 4400 block of West 137th Street,” read the warning. “At noon today (Tuesday, Sept. 6), the Savage Police Department received a report that a child awoke during the previous night and saw an unknown person in their bedroom. The screen window of the child’s bedroom had been removed. “‘We are aggressively investigating these incidents and have increased patrol of the a f fected area,’ said Capt. Dave Muelken. He stressed that parents should lock their home’s windows and doors at all times, walk their children to and from school, and should not leave their children unsupervised. “The Police Department is also asking for the public’s help as officers continue their investigation. Anyone who has information that they think could be related to these incidents is asked to call the Savage Police Department at (952) 882-2600. Residents should call 911 immediately if they witness suspicious activity in progress.” On Thursday, the Pioneer Press reported that a Burnsville woman awoke to fi nd a man entering her bedroom door early that morning. However, Muelken said on Friday that the incident actually occurred on July 6, not Sept. 8. In that incident, which happened at a home in the 13700 block of Welling ton Crescent in Burnsvi l le, about three miles from where Tuesday’s incident occurred, the suspect gained entry by cutting the screen of an open window. The woman only saw a silhouette of a man and could not provide a physical description. Muel ken said t here a re some “vague similarities” between the two cases and that they are working with the Burnsville Police Department, but that right now they don’t believe it is the same suspect. Muelken said the best way for people to stay updated on this case and other cases that pose a threat to

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Hydrant, water-main flushing to continue through Sept. 20 The City of Savage Utility Services Department began flushing water mains and fi re hydrants on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and the work will continue for approximately two weeks. The procedure is not expected to cause any widespread discoloring of the water, but there may be isolated instances where it might occur. Because of this, residents are asked to check their water before washing clothes.

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public safety is to sign up for the city’s crime alert service called InfoNet. Individuals can sign up by visiting the police department’s website at w w w.cit /

home water system by performing the following procedure: 1. If home has a water softener, bypass it temporarily. 2. Open all cold water faucets, both inside and outside. 3. Fill the washing machine and flush the toilets. 4. Let the water run until it clears; this should take about 5-15 minutes. 5. Turn off all faucets, empty washing machine and put the water softener back in service. By doing this, the velocity of the water through the lines will scour off the deposits that may have accumulated. Now is also the appropriate time to drain and flush the water heater. department-a-services/policedepartment and clicking on the InfoNet link in the top left corner. Muelken also advised residents to read the child safety tips provided on the department’s website at www.cityof s ava ge.c om /cr i me -pr e vention-.

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“We started out as a small carry-out business and with such great support from the community, we were able to add to our dining room three years later,” he said. His parents, David Sr. and Helen Fong, opened up David Fong’s in Bloomington in 1958. He says it’s been fun to watch customers, who as kids first dined in Bloomington, now visit the Savage restaurant, often with families of their own.

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“It’s also been great watching the whole community grow because Savage has expanded quite a bit since I first opened the doors of my business,” David Jr. continued.

David Jr., wife Amy, Elizabeth and David III at the Dan Patch Days parade.


He has always been a strong supporter of local schools and continues to participate in local community events and festivals.


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Volunteers in Police Service: A new way to serve With helping hands, officers have more time to patrol streets and work on high-profile cases by the department’s adminis- stantly [asking] ‘What’s next? trative staff, Klapperick says What can be done?’” the volunteers free up those CONNECTING THE In a time when economic employees to take on higherCOMMUNITY woes have left companies and priority tasks. But not everything the vol“We used to have a stack of cities alike hurting for resources, it seems like everybody is 100 tickets that needed to be unteers do is behind-the-scenes. being forced to do more with filed, and that is important,” Klapperick said the volunteers less, and local police depart- said Klapperick, “but when we (which those in the department ments are no exception. But have priority reports or people refer to as “vips,” short for Volwhile a company cutting back in custody and there’s secretari- unteers in Police Service) are affects the pocketbook of those al work that needs to be done [by currently working on a business in the community, a police a sworn employee] to make sure registry update so the departdepartment cutting back can we’re going by state law and by ment can make sure they have affect the safety of those in the policies of the county attorney’s up-to-date contact information office, those are more press- for all the city’s businesses in community. So how can a department ing issues,” said Klapperick. case of an emergency. Some of cut back while still providing “Now we can bring volunteers that work can be done over the the protection and service that in to take a task like that off of phone, but often the volunteers the secretar- will go to the business and talk community ies who are with the owners in person. members The volunteers also participressured to a r e ac c u s make dead- pate in community events like tomed to? lines in oth- Night to Unite, Dan Patch Days For the Savand Kickin’ with the Cops, an er areas.” a g e Pol ic e R i g h t annual game of kickball hosted Department, now, there by the department for kids in a nd p ol ic e are no spe- the community. departments Klapperick said the work the ci f ic p o siacr o s s t he tions in the volunteers do in the community nation, the p r o g r a m can be just as important as the answer is and every- work they do in the office, as clear: volunone basical- the “vips” often act as a bridge teers. ly performs between police and residents. “ It ’s i n “A lot of times our uniform a variety of valuable to t a sk s. But can kind of put up a barrier bea depar tthat doesn’t tween us and community memment,” Klapm e a n t h e bers,” said Klapperick, “but perick said volunteers’ [our volunteers] are out there in of the voluni ndividua l their volunteer uniform, if you teers’ work. t a l e n t s will, spreading the message of “These volaren’t tak- the police department as a comunteers can Kyle Klapperick en into ac- munity member to a community do so many Officer, Savage Police count, said member.” t h i n g s fo r Department Klapperick. our departGETTING INVOLVED “For examment and The department isn’t acceptple, we have our community. They help reduce costs and one guy that’s really good in IT, ing applications for any more help the department function and we have a project coming up volunteers right now, but Klapwith less. And that’s the type where we’ll need a Powerpoint perick anticipates that they will of economy we’re in unfortu- [presentation], so we’re going in the near future. “We said we were going to to go to him first and say ‘Hey, nately, doing more with less.” start with this group and go By having volunteers pick could you help us with this?’” Klapperick said the depart- forward really developing the up the slack when it comes to paperwork and other admin- ment has had retired folks ap- program before we start bringistrative duties, officers are ply, younger kids coming out ing new recruits on board, just given more time to patrol the of college, working adults and so we have a good foundation to streets and work on high-profile everyone in between. The one start building for the future,” thing they have in common? A said Klapperick. cases. To be considered for the vol“This is kind of the new desire to give back to the comunteer position, a person must reserves,” said Officer Kyle munity. “The group of volunteers we be a resident of Savage, at least Klapperick, who serves as the volunteer coordinator. “It’s a have now are so eager, you can 21 years of age and have “an more behind-the-scenes ap- see the passion in them,” said acceptable record to perform a proach to supplement and sup- Klapperick. “I get emails con- public service/civic duty.” port functions that are being done in police departments.” In January, the Savage Police Department joined the Volunteers in Police Service program, a national program started in Shop for flowers on 2002. The department had been our website 24/7. looking into the program last summer, and after holding an informational meeting for residents, they started accepting applications. “Chief [Rodney] Seurer was 112 Sommerville St really the driving force behind Shakopee • 952-445-4344 the program,” said Klapperick. 115590 “There were many functions around the department that could be supplemented by volunteers who want to fulfill a civic duty.” BY ALEX HALL

“These volunteers can do so many things for our department and our community. They help reduce costs and help the department function with less. And that’s the type of economy we’re in unfortunately, doing more with less.”


“The employers in the area like Home Depot, like Target, Rainbow and Cub have employees of a younger age that need to get a foothold in the community and eventually buy houses in Savage.” Tim Ruff – Aspen Drive



Staff and consultants for Ron Clark Construction and Design spent nearly an hour reviewing the Village Commons preliminary development plan and making a case against the viability of the land for commercial development. Clark brought in commercial “market experts,” including Michele Foster of Foster Real Estate, who was contacted by Clark at the beginning of September to “take a fresh look at the site.” “The larger boxes and junior boxes [retailers] were not attracted to this site even when the market was healthy,” Foster said, citing high retail vacancy rates throughout the city that have added to the challenging marketplace for commercial development. Many of the neighbors who expressed their concerns at the Aug. 18 Planning Commission public hearing reiterated their comments for the city council. The overwhelming consensus from neighbors was that they wanted the property to remain commercially zoned. Some suggested that the economy “is turning,” and that with additional marketing and signage, a commercial developer could be persuaded to invest in the property. Others recommended that low-income senior housing could be built on the land; however, Clark has said that seven different senior housing groups were contacted and that current and proposed developments have created an “over-built environment” in Savage for senior housing, assisted living and skilled nursing care.

“The developer bought land that they are not equipped and/ or not willing to market and develop as it is zoned. It should not be the responsibility of this city or its residents to bail out the developer and sacrifice our commercial opportunities.” Sarah Okonski – Heatherton Ridge Drive

COUNCIL VIEWS Councilman Al McColl said the Village Commons development is “probably the most controversial project” he’s had to vote on in his eight years serving on the city council. “I’ve come to firmly believe this site has very limited poten-

“What you’re getting ready to do is take away some of the last retail development space with this big area right before the wave comes.” Robert Thibodeaux – Ridgewood Lane “There could be something wonderful back there waiting for all of us, yet to be developed.” Tim Ranagan – West Virginia Court

tial,” McColl said, adding that he believed he would be doing a “disservice” if he didn’t vote to change the land-use designation. “I firmly believe it’s going to be vacant for a long time.” Councilman Gene Abbott disagreed. “I think we need to create jobs and people will come and live in the community if we have the jobs here,” he said, suggesting that the property remain a commercial site. Councilwoman Jane Victorey expressed her passion for affordable housing and her support for the concept of workforce housing, but ultimately had “a real hard time supporting a zoning change.” Councilwoman Christine Kelly based her decision partially on the history of the property, and read minutes from a 1998 council meeting when many residents bordering the property spoke out against a proposed commercial development. “I would love for it to stay commercial, but my question is, how long can we wait to have this developed? I’m very concerned that we’ve been unable to attract any big box or junior box [retailer],” said Kelly. With a split council, Mayor Janet Williams was left to cast the tie-breaking vote. She said the property “has been and continues to be a 20-year nightmare.” Williams also said she was relying on the knowledge of city staff, who recommended a zoning change, as well as the unanimous recommendation of the Economic Development

Commission (EDC) to allow for the Village Commons development. “How long does a taxpayer or property owner have to wait for a reasonable change to happen?” Williams asked.

NEXT STEPS The first Village Commons concept plan came before the city council nearly a year ago and the city council denied Clark’s request for a change to the Comprehensive Plan in February. Since then, Clark’s team has scaled back on retail/office space, reduced the number of apartment units and replaced an apartment building with two-story for-sale townhomes. A final development plan for Village Commons is expected to go before the city council in October, and Clark has yet to set a construction timeline for the project. “There’s a lot of administrative work to do,” he said. Clark does expect that construction could start in the spring with a “long-shot possibility” that some grading on the site could be done in the fall. The north-south roadway through the development would be constructed in the spring when the ground thaws. Phase one, which includes the for-rent apartments and townhomes, would take approximately 10-12 months to build. “I’m extremely pleased. I feel deep down this is the right project for that area,” Clark said after the meeting. “It certainly fits the goals of the city.”


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More than 20 individuals spoke out for and against the rezoning of the land and the Village Commons development. Here are some of the comments:

The council also voted 3-2 to approve the preliminary development plan for Village Commons. The two votes paved the way for construction of a 48-unit apartment complex, 36 twostory townhomes and a 14,950square-foot retail building with an anticipated construction start date next spring.

So far the department has a team of nine volunteers. They mostly assist in administrative duties, such as entering citations into the computer system. While that work is usually done

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The many languages of injustice


Randy Patrick of Savage stands with the American flag where it’s being flown over Torkham Firebase near the top of Khyber Pass in Afghanistan in 2005-2006.

Respect for country is what I recall “You can’t appreciate Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.” Henry Porter On Sept. 11, 2001, my wife and I were working in Goražde, Bosnia; she for the Irish humanitarian organization, GOAL, and I for the United Nations International Police Task Force. Goražde was essentially a Muslim enclave. It was not unusual to be greeted enthusiastically by a Muslim resident who would praise America for leading the effort to “save” them from the mass murders that had occurred in nearby Srebrenica. One morning, as I sat outside a coffee bar, I was approached by an old man leaving the local Mosque across the street. Seeing the American flag on my UN Police uniform, he effused praise and

thanks. Finally he leaned over and kissed the flag on my sleeve. This was the same emotion we experienced in our offices in the days after 9/11. From the mayor and politicians, to our contractors, townspeople, and villagers, they tearfully agreed: those were not ““real” Muslims that had crashed those planes. On 9/12 the Commander of the nearby Bosnian Army Post came and borrowed our American flag, which he then had flown over the military post in respect for America and in honor of the 9/11 victims. I still have that flag as my symbol of what the world expects from us. Over the years we have flown it in Kosovo, Central America and Afghanistan. Randy Patrick is a resident of Savage.

When a young man appeared in court recently to respond to a minor traffic violation, I sensed an elevated level of anxiety. He answered “yes” when I asked him if he understood the rights I had explained at the beginning of the hearing, and he answered “yes” when I asked him if he understood the charges he faced. It was when I asked him whether he wanted to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges, and he answered “yes” again, that I realized the reason for the heightened anxiety: He did not understand me. This experience introduces a subject of increasing importance and concern for the courts throughout Minnesota and the nation – how can we provide meaningful access to justice to the growing population that does not understand English or for whom English is a second language? A survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau found that from 2006 to 2008 more than 120 languages were spoken in Minnesota and that almost 10 percent of the population in Minnesota did not speak English in their homes. When non-English-speaking people are involved in court proceedings, they have a right to understand what’s going on. Even people who can get by in social settings with their English skills may need assistance when they are involved in more formal court proceedings. (After two years of Spanish classes at a local community college, I may be comfortable ordering a cerveza at a cantina in Cancun, but would not want to rely on my Spanish in a Mexico City courtroom with my freedom at stake.) In 2010, more than 25,800 hearings in Minnesota courts required interpreters speaking more than 88 languages. During this same period, more than 4,500 hearings in the seven counties of the First Judicial District required interpreters speaking 48 languages to assist participants; an average of 18 hearings each

day require an interpreter. Who provides these services? In years past, the availability of interpreters was uncertain, and the skills of interpreters were Edward mostly unknown. Lynch Friends and family members or contacts from cultural, religious or ethnic organizations would frequently serve as interpreters. Hearings often had to be continued until an interpreter could be located, increasing the delay, expense and inconvenience to everyone involved, not just the nonEnglish-speaking participant. The major concern has not been expense or inconvenience, however, but whether the participants understand the proceedings. If the participant is a witness or a victim, understanding is important; if the participant is a defendant in a criminal matter, understanding is critical. The Minnesota Legislature recognized this when it passed a law that declares it is “the policy of this state that the constitutional rights of persons disabled in communication cannot be fully protected unless qualified interpreters are available to assist them in legal proceedings.” Disputes involving some of the most important matters in peoples’ lives are brought into court for resolution. When a person’s freedom, family, property or safety is at risk, he or she has a right to understand completely and participate fully to obtain a just result. To ensure that non-Englishspeaking people are provided timely, meaningful access to justice and a fair opportunity to understand and participate in court hearings in Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court created the Court Interpreter Training and Certification Program, developed a Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters and

established rules that explain the role of interpreters in court. As a result of this effort, more than 1,300 interpreters speaking more than 100 languages are now available to provide services to court participants. More than 750 of these interpreters have passed rigorous examinations and have been certified as interpreters in the 13 most common languages spoken in Minnesota. The courts in Minnesota have come a long way in responding to the needs and rights of non-English-speaking people in court proceedings. The cost of providing interpreters for court hearings in Minnesota in 2010 was $1.9 million. The cost of providing these services in the First Judicial District in 2010 was more than $330,000. In an effort to control these costs, counties throughout the state and in the First Judicial District have been developing best practices, sharing resources and entering into contractual relationships with interpreters to provide reliable services at reasonable costs. In Carver County, for example, interpreters for certain languages are provided via interactive TV from Hennepin County. This reduces travel for the interpreter, allows the interpreter to provide services in several counties from the same location and results in significant cost savings. There will always be a certain level of anxiety associated with any court appearance, but the anxiety should not result from a lack of understanding. The Judicial Branch is taking proactive measures to ensure that qualified interpreters are available to protect the rights of the increasing number of non-Englishspeaking people involved in court proceedings in Minnesota. Justice should be available and understandable to all people. Fortunately, in Minnesota, it is. Edward Lynch is chief judge of the First Judicial District, which includes the counties of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley.



Insurance agent blew her away with service

Look beyond treats to level the playing field

My three young boys and I recently found ourselves with a flat tire. Unsure of what to do, I called my insurance agent, whom I had never met or spoken to, to see if my policy had any kind of roadside assistance that could possibly help me. He politely took my call, answered my questions and then shocked me with this closing comment: “I can connect you to roadside assistance or I can just come and put the spare on for you.” Did you catch that? My insurance agent offered to come and change my tire for me! In a state of shock, I said that would be great. He showed up 15 minutes later, changed my tire with a smile (did I mention it was 90-plus degrees?) and off he went. In this age of automated everything and impersonal customer service, Jay Hurd blew me away. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty as an agent, offering me a smile and a helpful hand during a stressful time of need. Jay, thank you so much for the practical help as well as being an example to my boys of what true customer service looks like.

I am a strong proponent of leveling the playing field so that children from all socioeconomic backgrounds are able to succeed. District 719 claims to be sensitive to socioeconomic issues, but I find the district’s sensitivity to be quite inconsistent when it comes to the implementation of their policies. The article, “Changes in store for students” in the Sept. 3 issue of the Savage Pacer, details the elimination of birthday treats in District 719 elementary schools. The article cites “allergies, socioeconomic and nutritional concerns” as the reasons for eliminating birthday treats. To me, this seems like a reasonable and thoughtful decision. The same article explains that District 719 is easing restrictions on the use of student cell phones. This decision was made to enrich the educational experiences of students. Students will now be allowed to use their Smart phones as a “tool” in the classroom because this type of technology plays such a prominent role in education today. On one hand, District 719 is alleviating the pressure on families to spend $10 per year on cupcakes for their child. On the other hand, the district

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is creating even more pressure on families to spend over $1,000 per year on a phone so that their child can keep up in the classroom. Should a child’s success in the classroom be determined by their family’s ability to afford the latest tech gadget? I am realistic and do understand that there will always be inequalities in the socioeconomic levels of families in District 719. However, before the district claims to be sensitive to socioeconomic issues, they need to take a look beyond birthday treats.

Lisa Pizinger Savage


Career and Job Fair scheduled for Sept. 19 On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly unemployment report with figures reflecting an economy still struggling to create the jobs necessary to put our nation back on the path to prosperity. In August, the national unemployment rate remained a disappointing 9.1 percent. To provide direct assistance to Minnesotans who are among the 14 million Americans looking for work, Congressman Kline is hosting a Career and Jobs Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at the Eagan Community Center. More than 65

employers and a variety of employment assistance organizations and educational institutions are scheduled to participate. We hope this fair will provide new opportunities to put Minnesotans back to work. If you are looking for a job, I encourage you to attend. If you know someone who is looking for a job, please share this information with them. Last year, more than 750 Minnesotans participated in Congressman Kline’s jobs fair, and the response from constituents was overwhelmingly positive. For more information – including a list of employers attending the expo, please visit Congressman Kline’s Web site at or e-mail me at I hope to see you Sept. 19 at the jobs fair!

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Take reason with you to the voting booth Upon perusing your “Spirituality” (letter to the editor) in the Sept. 3 edition, I was simply amazed by one writer. While I am sure Mr. Guidarelli is a fi ne man, as evidenced by his honorable service to our country, he seems

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to lack coherent thought in his letter. To speak of imagining when there will be a time with no time makes no sense; how could there be time with no time? Second, he seems to have no current understanding of the views of modern cosmology and evolution. Under these views, which are supported by evidence, unlike Mr. Guidarelli’s God hypothesis, the universe and all living things in it were created from nothing; in fact nothing necessarily creates something. Finally, he asserts that everything we behold must have been created. Well then, what or who created God? You cannot simply assert that God can create himself, because then why not save yourself a step and say the universe created itself? If something created God, then what created the creator of God, ad infi nitum. Finally, he states that under God this nation was great. Under God, we justified slavery, the subjection of women, and many other deplorable practices. And still today the persecution of another group of our fellow human beings, homosexuals, are being persecuted and oppressed exclusively under the banner of God. While as a citizen I will be forever indebted to Mr. Guidarelli’s service, when you go into the voting booth take your reason with you.

Michael Leviton Savage

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Earl Leroy Fosland


Three children from the Dufferin Park neighborhood took it upon themselves to spend their Labor Day weekend painting rocks and selling them for money, but rather than buying toys and candy, they told neighbors they were raising money for “kids in Africa.” “Our dad told us we’re so lucky because there are kids in Africa who don’t have anything,” said Eli Rome, 8 (right). From there, Eli enlisted his sister, Maya Rome, 6 (left) and Logan Giles, 7 (center) to paint rocks with him. Eli hooked up a small wagon to his bike using a bungee cord, carabiner and duct tape to transport the rocks. They raised $44.59 selling most of their rocks for $1 each. “I was so proud,” said dad Erick Rome, “because not one adult ever suggested that this is what they should do.”

The last bus … Karen


booster meeting on the fifth – that life seemed to be moving along at 100 miles per hour. I drove to work, my mind racing as I tried to figure out how to slow the passage of time. I didn’t want things to change. Two years later and two kids in college but - with my senior still at home - I stepped out the door and gave the bus a wave that first morning of school. My son wouldn’t be caught dead on the bus, of course, but there was solace in the fact that I still actually had a child at home that could theoretically ride the school bus. I did not allow myself to go even a baby step ahead, to the time when the bus would come and no one would be home to need it. To need me. Ah, but now that time has come. There are no more children in my home. They are off at college, and the doors

are shut on their rooms so that sadness doesn’t surround me and consume me. People say I will learn to like it. They say change is opportunity, and I will land – even dance! – on my feet. I believe what they say, but this first week of school reveals a heart in mourning for knowing that the wheels on the bus can never turn back time. To love is to be vulnerable, and my heart is still reeling with its loss. For better or worse, I poured everything I had into raising my children. I hurried home to eat with them. I said goofy things so they would roll their eyes. Of course I had my job and my friends, but my greatest contentment was to just hang out with my children. To give birth to three kids in less than four years is to be on a road covered with chaos, and laughter, and noise. Lots of noise! For years we rushed to soccer and band and choir and scouts, but always there was joy. Oodles and oodles of joy. My heart would swell to their songs in the car. Leap to hear their laughter during a movie. God had blessed me good, and I knew it. I knew it every single day. But now the kids have left and I wonder - who am I now? For over 20 years, my primary job was to be a mother to my children. I feel paralyzed.

What do I like to do? Do I make dinner? And shopping for groceries feels like an outer body experience. Is this for real? I don’t need milk. I don’t need ice cream. I don’t need cereal or yogurt or bread. How can this be my life? We always need milk. The bus came by this week, but only on the first day of school. I was in the kitchen when I heard it, and ran to the door just in time to glimpse the yellow metal flash in the sunlight as it disappeared behind the trees. I walked out onto the driveway, then slowly raised my hand in a salute. Good-bye bus. We had a great run, but you will be the last school bus to hesitate at my driveway. The wheels have gone ‘round and ‘round, and life has moved us on down the road. I turned that first morning and walked back up the driveway, lifting my face to the crisp autumn air. How strange to have sent them all off when they were the only thing I knew. But change is opportunity. There are so many new and exciting things that lie ahead, and I will trust in the promise of this new beginning. (Karen Wheeler is a veterinarian who lives in Burnsville. Her column is one of several opinion and commentary pieces appearing regularly in this newspaper.)

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For a Limited Time, Incentive Increased to $70 for Xcel Energy’s Refrigerator Recycling Program Noah The donation fee for a cat starts at $165+ and fees for a dog start at $195+. If you can give a pet a home, call the humane society at (952) 368-3553.

Minneapolis — September 1, 2011 — Starting Sept. 1, 2011, Xcel Energy residential electric customers in Minnesota with old, inefficient secondary refrigerators can receive $70 to participate in the existing Refrigerator Recycling Program—an increase of $35 from the usual incentive. The new offer runs through Nov. 30, 2011. The program, administered by Minnesota-based Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. (ARCA), enables customers to have their spare, working refrigerators picked up free of charge and properly recycled. The recycling incentive is automatically mailed within three to four weeks after pickup. Customers that participaed in the program can see up to $100 in savings on their annual energy bills making the program both convenient and rewarding. “We are extremely pleased to double the incentive for the program this fall,” said Christmas Ramirez Xcel Energy program manager. “We want to make it easy for our customers to help the environment and save money, and we hope the added incentive will be beneficial.” For more information about Xcel Energy’s Refrigerator Recycling Program, please visit Fridge or call (800) 599-5795. The program is scheduled to run through Dec. 31.


PET OF THE WEEK Fall days will be warmer with quiet, easy-going Noah curled up in your lap; he’ll jump in or let you place him there. He’s fi ne being carried upright and you’ll enjoy watching him play with wand toys. When you arrive Noah will be there to meet you, ankle rub and follow you around. Noah is fi ne with female cats, plus he’s confident and friendly with new folks. This white 3-year-old would love a home with you. The above abandoned pet is being housed by the CarverScott Humane Society and is available for adoption. Pets have been checked by a vet, wormed, given updated shots, have a micro ID, checked for friendly dispositions and spayed or neutered if they are adults.

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The first few times the school bus rolled up to our curb, I was amazed by how big and intimidating it was. The kids climbed aboard, nervous about the unknown but excited by the promise of a new beginning. The bus rolled away, and I stood with the dogs at the bottom of the driveway and waved and waved, smiling broadly while tears streamed down my face. What would they see? What would they learn? How strange to send them off when I was the only thing they knew. The kids got a little taller, their backpacks a little fuller. The bus pulled to a stop on the first day of school and all three of them bounded up the steps, excited and jabbering. I was still allowed to see them off so I pumped my fist and waved, smiling until they were out of sight. Then I turned up the driveway while yellow leaves fell all around me like golden tears. The kids grew taller still, and I was asked not to stand at the end of the driveway on the first day of school. I peeked from the doorway as the boys scuffed their way to the bus, my daughter having already carpooled off to the high school. I looked out at the empty driveway long after the bus had left. There was so much going on that first week – a game after school and a choir meeting tomorrow and a

Earl Fosland, 88, formerly of Savage, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at his home. Earl was born Aug. 27, 1923 in Hector, MN to Julius and Christine (Mathison) Fosland. He was raised on the family farm in rural Hector. Earl loved playing nine man football for Hector High School. He also like playing horseshoes and was very good at it. After high school he worked as a grain sampler. He was inducted into the United States Army on May 29, 1943 and was honorably discharged on Feb. 15, 1946. Earl was a member of the American Legion. In the military, Earl was trained as an auto mechanic and transferred a short time later to the infantry, assigned to the 106th Infantry Division, 424th Regiment, K Company in Langelonshein, Germany. His unit was one of the first to strike back in a ferocious counter attack at Manhay, Belgium and drove on to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. He took part in striking out to engage the enemy (suicide missions). Earl earned a Bronze Star. He also earned many badges in the military including the Mechanic Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Rifle Sharp Shooters Badge. The decorations that Earl was rewarded were the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal and the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Larson on June 1, 1946 and they were blessed with two sons, Gary and Ronald. Earl worked for the Minneapolis School System for 33 years as a maintenance engineer. He retired in the late 1980's. For many years he met regularly with his former colleagues for breakfast. He also held down several part time jobs over the years, including managing both the Nile and Riverview Theaters and worked as a maintenance man for a laundry/dry cleaners business. Earl enjoyed fishing and spending summers at the lake. Little Mantrap was his favorite lake. Earl is the proud father of two sons, five grandchildren and eight grea- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Ronald; father, Julius; mother, Christine; brothers, John, Anton, Conrad, Olaf, Elmer and Melvin; sisters, Judith and Lillian. He is survived by wife, Dorothy; son, Gary (Susan) Fosland; daughter-in-law Kathy Fosland; grandchildren, Sherry, Bryon (Mandi), Joshua (Christi), Jonathan and Andrea; great-grandchildren, Ayzha, Lexi, Tori, Callia, Addelyn, Paige, Kaitlyn and Dakota. Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. with visitation from 2:30-4p.m., all at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. The Rev. Mark Schmid will preside. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements made by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake Chapel

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Prior Lake Dentist Receives 2011 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General dentistry

Thomas B. Morgan, DDS, FAGD The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public, is pleased to announce that Thomas B. Morgan, DDS, FAGD, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, received the association’s 2011 Fellowship award during the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held July 28 to 31 in San Diego, Calif. The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Morgan completed more than 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As a recipient of the Fellowship award, Dr. Morgan joins more than 7,000 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing real smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. This award is presented to less than 5% of general dentists nationally. “We are proud to honor Dr. Morgan for his commitment to the profession.” says AGD President Howard Gamble, DMD, FAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to both his fellow dentists and to the members of the community.” Dr. Morgan graduated from University of Minnesota in 1999 and currently practices dentistry in Prior Lake, MN. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Morgan is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

publicSafety Graeber again found not competent to stand trial Leah Christina Graeber, the woman accused of driving faster than 100 mph when she caused a crash that killed a young Burnsville boy last summer, was again found not competent to stand trial last Friday, Sept. 2, and will be reevaluated in February. Graeber was found not competent to stand trial in March and was sent to the Minnesota Security Hospital, a maximumsecurity psychiatric hospital in St. Peter, for further evaluation. On Sept. 2, the court again found her not competent to stand trial, and Graeber will remain at the hospital until her next review hearing on Feb. 27, 2012. When a defendant is found not to be competent to proceed in a criminal case, the proceedings are suspended until such time as the individual is determined to be competent to proceed.

Graeber was originally sent to a psychiatric ward at Hen nepi n County Medical Center in Minneapolis l a s t Au g u s t after WCCOT V repor ted Leah that Graeber Graeber called the television station and told reporters she is God. Graeber has been committed to Minnesota mental health centers at least six times, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Graeber, 28, of Savage, was charged in December 2010 with one count of criminal vehicular homicide, three counts of criminal vehicular operation (two felonies and one gross misdemeanor), and one count of controlled substance crime in the fi fth degree.

On July 18, 2010, Graeber was driving a car on Highway 13 nea r Washbu r n Avenue that crossed the grassy median and crashed into an SUV driven by Geoffrey Balistreri of Burnsville, who was seriously injured in the crash. His son, 11-year-old Joel (Joey) Balistreri, a student at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage, was killed. Balistreri’s wife and a daughter were also injured in the crash. Gr aeb er wa s or i g i n a l ly thought to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, but toxicology reports found that she was not under the inf luence of alcohol or drugs at the time. However, police did fi nd an open container of beer, two pipes that each contained residue of cocaine and marijuana, and a clear plastic tube inside her vehicle after the crash. Alex Hall


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If anybody saw smoke barreling towards the sky in the area of Savage’s City Campus on Wednesday, don’t worry, city hall didn’t burn down. Instead, the Savage Fire Department was conducting a controlled burn just west of where the new fire station is located at 13105 Dakota Ave. Deputy Fire Chief John Babin said the area, which had an old house on its land, needed to be cleared for a new development, and the department used the opportunity to train their firefighters. “When we have a chance to use live fire in acquired structures like this, it’s really a big benefit for our firefighters,” Babin said. Seven firefighters were able to make it to the burn, and Babin said they expect to conduct another controlled burn sometime this fall in an area about a half-mile away from Wednesday’s location.

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FIRE CALLS Aug. 31 Firefighters responded to a call of a reported oven fire in the 13800 block of Ottawa Avenue. Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 135th Street and Dakota Avenue. There were no injuries, and the call was canceled by police. Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 5700 block of Loftus Drive. It was a false alarm. Sept. 1 The fire department responded to a garbage fire near Highway 13 and Vernon Avenue. The fire was extinguished. Firefighters responded to a medical call in the 14200 block of O’Connell Court for a person who was having difficulty breathing. Firefighters responded to a car accident in the 13500 block of Glendale Road where a vehicle drove into a house. Firefighters assisted with patient care and scene safety of the home and the removal of the vehicle from the

home. They also checked for gas and electrical issues related to the accident. Sept. 2 Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 4300 block of Lynn Avenue. Firefighters located the problem and assisted with restoring the alarm system. Firefighters were called to the 7400 block of South Park Drive for a fire alarm that was going off. It was determined that the alarm was set off by construction in the area. Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 6200 block of North View Lane. No CO was found, and firefighters advised the residents to change the batteries or replace the alarm. Sept. 3 Firefighters were called to a home in the 14800 block of Overlook Drive for a cut gas line. Firefighters secured the scene, monitored the area and notified CenterPoint Energy who made the necessary repairs.

Sept. 4 Firefighters assisted the Burnsville Fire Department with a fire in a landfill in the 2600 block of Cliff Road. Sept. 5 Firefighters were requested to assist police and medics with a person possibly not breathing in the 5700 block of Dufferin Drive. The request was cancelled upon arrival. Firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 4100 block of 143rd Lane. The alarm was set off due to remodeling taking place in the home. The homeowners were advised to notify alarm company during construction process. Firefighters responded to a car and motorcycle accident in the 13400 block of Vernon Avenue. Firefighters assisted with patient care, and one person was transported to the hospital by Allina. Firefighters were called to a house in the 14900 block of River Crossing for a smoke detector/ carbon monoxide alarm going off. It was a false alarm, and the homeowner was advised to replace all detectors with new ones.

DISTRICT COURT The following are Scott County District Court felony and gross-misdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Donald Henry Revord, 40, Belle Plaine, domestic abuse, a felony. Five years’ probation, 30 days in jail, comply with orders for protection, undergo counseling, follow recommendations of evaluation, $385 in fines. Norman Alexander Drake Zink, 20, Eagan, terroristic threats, a felony. Three years’ probation, follow recommendations of evaluation, anger-management counseling, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, restitution, $160 in fines. Fourth-degree assault of fire/emergency personnel, a felony. Two years’ probation (concurrent). Lloyd Joseph Michael Skluzacek, 29, Montgomery, obstruction of the le-

gal process, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $385 in fines. Jill Marie Hazel, 32, St. Paul, ineligible voter knowingly votes, a grossmisdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 60 hours of community service, $85 in fines. Anthony Allen Lancette, 42, Savage, third-degree assault, a felony. Five years’ probation, five days in jail, 40 days under electronic home-monitoring, follow recommendations of evaluation, domestic abuse treatment, no contact with victim(s), provide DNA sample, restitution, $85 in fines. Brooks Joseph Burmeister, 21, Belle Plaine, use of artificial light to hunt, a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, $375

in fines. Ronald David Green, 51, Plymouth, driving after cancellation, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, five days of community service, $185 in fines. Andrew James Holmquist, 28, Norwood Young America, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Ten years’ probation, 180 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, $160 in fines. Lance Vernon Picha, 24, Shakopee, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Five years’ probation, 20 days under electronic homemonitoring, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines. Martha Corrales-Garcia, 43, Elk River, wrongfully obtaining public assistance, a felony. Serve year and a day in prison, provide DNA sample.

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Criagslist scam on Sept. 3. The woman had sold an entertainment set for $150 using the website. She later received a $2,910 check in the mail from the buyer with instructions to give the remaining $2,760 to a moving company that would pick up the entertainment set. The woman took no action on the check and immediately reported it to police. HARASSMENT A woman from Savage reported on Aug. 30 that her son was receiving harassing text messages. The sender of the messages was contacted and advised to cease all contact with the boy. No charges. On Sept. 1, a woman from the 4800 block of West 140th Street reported that her estranged aunt was sending harassing messages to her via Facebook. The aunt was told to cease all contact with the woman. No charges. NARCOTICS On Aug. 30, police pulled over a 19-year-old Apple Valley woman for a lane-use violation on County Road 42, and when the officer approached the car, the officer observed a strong odor of marijuana. The woman was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. PROPERTY DAMAGE A man from the 3900 block of West 141st Street reported on Sept. 3 that someone broke his fiancé’s car window, causing $300 worth of damage. No suspects. SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE On Aug. 29, police responded to a call of an underage drinking party at a home in the 7400 block of West 144th Street that was allegedly hosted by adults. When officers approached the door, they saw what appeared to be underage persons consuming alcohol. When the officers identified themselves, several people ran out the back of the home. The officers eventually made contact with the homeowner, a 45-yearold woman from Savage, who said she was having a birthday party for her daughter. They also found an 18-yearold from Burnsville and a juvenile from Burnsville who had both consumed alcohol. The 45-year-old woman was cited for social host ordinance, and the 18-year-old and juvenile were cited for underage consumption.

STOLEN VEHICLE On Aug. 30, a resident of Savage reported that a 2008 Subaru Impreza was stolen from a parking lot in the 7600 block of Southridge Court. Total loss is estimated at $5,000. Case is under investigation. THEFT On Aug. 30, a resident of Savage reported the theft of $2,900 worth of jewelry from her home. Case is under investigation. A boy from Savage reported on Aug. 31 that his wallet, valued at $10 and containing $100 in cash, had been stolen while he was at McDonalds at 3990 Egan Drive. The boy did acknowledge that he may have lost it somewhere inside or outside of the restaurant. On Aug. 31, Cost Cutters at 7729 Egan Drive reported that a deposit bag with cash in it had been stolen from the business. The case is under investigation. On Sept. 1, a man from Lester Prairie reported the theft of work equipment from a job site at a residence in the 15100 block of Aquila Avenue. The man said a former employee stole the equipment, but the former employee denied taking the equipment. The BP gas station at 4445 Highway 13 reported a gas drive-off in the amount of $68.55 on Sept. 1. The suspect had mistakenly thought she paid for the gas with a credit card. The woman returned and paid for the gas. On Sept. 2, a man from the 4400 block of Kipling Court reported the theft of a $150 GPS from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway overnight. An employee of Target at 14333 Highway 13 reported that his cell phone was stolen from the store’s employee break room. There are no suspects. UNDERAGE DRINKING A 20-year-old man from Savage was arrested on Sept. 3 for fleeing police on foot and minor consumption of alcohol after police had received a complaint about an intoxicated man in the neighborhood. When police arrived at the 4300 block of West 131st Street, they saw the man lying in somebody’s front lawn in only his boxer shorts. When the man saw police, he began to run. Police eventually caught the man, who registered a .24 blood alcohol content (BAC) on a preliminary breath test. WARRANTS On Aug. 31, a 41-year-old man from Savage was arrested in the 14600 block of Idaho Avenue was for a felony burglary warrant out of Dakota County.

Wanted by Scott County The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has created a list of people who have warrants for their arrest. This newspaper will occasionally publish the list, with photos. If you have any information about someone on the list, call Deputy Dennis Tietz at (952) 496-8724 or Scott County Dispatch at (952) 445-1411.

Kristin Lynn Moline DOB: July 25, 1968 Race: White Height: 5 feet 6 inches Weight: 123 Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue Wanted for: Failure to appear for jury trial – predatory offender who knowingly violated Moline registration requirements or intentionally provided false information; fifth-degree drug possession/large amount



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The Savage Police Department issued 88 citations and responded to 257 incidents between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4. Some of those included: BURGLARY On Sept. 2, a resident of Savage reported that someone had entered their home and stolen cash. There were no signs of forced entry. The case is under investigation. CRASH On Sept. 1 at 6:06 p.m., a 56-yearold woman from Savage traveled approximately 1,000 feet off the roadway in her vehicle and crashed through the basement of a house in the 13500 block of Glendale Trail. The woman said she didn’t know what happened and said she thought she blacked out. A hold was placed on the woman because she refused to go to the hospital. Paramedics were concerned about the cause of her black out and that she may have other injuries. CURFEW Two juveniles at Highway 13 and McColl were observed by an officer to be out after curfew on Aug. 31. The boys had been dropped off on the road while a friend was driving them home. The boys said the friend became upset with them and forced them to exit the vehicle. The boys and their parents were advised of the curfew ordinance. DUI/DWI On Sept. 2, a 21-year-old woman from Prior Lake was arrested and charged with fourth-degree DWI and driving after suspension after being stopped for driving around barricades in the 8600 block of West 158th Street. At the police station, the woman registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .09. On Sept. 3, a 24-year-old Belle Plaine man was arrested for fourthdegree DWI after being pulled over at Joppa Circle and South Joppa Avenue for not having a front license plate and for driving at an unusually slow rate of speed. At the police station, the man registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .14. A 31-year-old Shakopee man was arrested on Sept. 3 for fourth-degree DWI after being stopped on South Highway 13 near South Park Drive for speeding and other poor driving conduct. At the police station, he registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .11. FRAUD A woman from Savage reported on Aug. 31 that she believed her ex-boyfriend stole a $1,353 check from her mailbox and forged it for himself. The case is under investigation. A woman from the 14800 block of Idaho Avenue reported a possible

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A prayer for peace It was one of those moments that you remember for the rest of your life, and you remember where you were when you first heard of it. The assassination of President John Kennedy … the first time humans stepped on the surface of the moon … the attack on the World Trade Center in New York – it was one of those days that live with you forever, and this weekend we recognize the 10th anniversary of that terrible day. I was at a clergy breakfast group that Tuesday morning. A group of us met every week on Tuesdays to “round table” the lectionary, discuss problems that had arisen in either our personal or professional lives, and generally to support each other in an effort to realize that we were not alone in our lives or our ministries. Our server that morning knew us as regulars, and knew that we were all pastors. We saw she was very serious

when she to help our came up to the congregations seven of us at and the the table and communities told us that we deal with these should probably events. see what was It happened going on in New to be the day York, that an of a primary airplane had election in hit the World St. Paul and I Trade Center, made sure the and it was on election judges the television knew what SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS downstairs. In was happening fact, she looked when I got so serious there. In fact, that we quickly finished and I set up a television in the followed her. There it was, that narthex of the church, so horribly memorable image of the judges and I could keep smoke pouring out of the first abreast of the day’s events as tower, and within another five they happened. As it turns minutes, we saw another plane out, I later found out setting hit the second tower, and it too up the television was illegal, had its upper floors engulfed but I didn’t do any time for it. in smoke. In fact, the people who came I won’t belabor the rest to church appreciated a place of the memory. I’m sure you of the spirit which was fully have your own of that day. aware of the events of the Needless to say, the group world, and some of them came talked quickly about what we in to talk to me after voting. might do here in our churches For about three weeks,



and this was true nationally as well, church attendance spiked on Sunday mornings. People needed a place to hear their jumbled thoughts articulated, and to pray their prayers together with other people who believed in the presence of God and that God still cared. Then the immediate fears subsided and the cultural fear took over. I have been looking forward to writing this article ever since I pulled into the church a couple of weeks ago, after some time away from the office, and saw that a “Peace Pole” had been installed on our property. I have to admit a thrill came over me – it moved me at a spiritual level – and I went and sat by it for awhile and offered there my own prayers for peace. I was able to walk away saying that in this addition to our life, we are making a public prayer for peace with justice to the community of which the church is a part. Its message is simple …

... it was one of those days that live with you forever, and this weekend we recognize the 10th anniversary of that terrible day. “Let peace prevail on earth” not only in English, but also in Somali, Spanish and Lakota tongues, representing the largest communities within a three-mile circle of the church. The 10 years have not taught us a great deal. We still worry and wonder about our safety. We still grieve the loss of over 3,000 of our civilian population and over 300 of the FDNY. And we worry about the long-term damages and effects, of which we are only beginning to become aware. But one thing we have learned is that without a prayer for the peace of all peoples of the world, there will be true peace for none. As people of faith and spirit in our community, we are called to earnestly give witness to what it means to proclaim peace in a world where injustice and violence oppress millions of people, even in our country. We proclaim ourselves as members of a unified body,

who through many are one, and who possess differing gifts, but the same Spirit, and which calls us all to break down the dividing walls of hostility and disrespect that exist between too many of the world’s people. We are dedicating our “Peace Pole” on the final Sunday of September, as we gather around it at about 10:30 a.m. If you would choose to be a part, know that you are welcome. My hope is that it will not be an end statement, but a beginning of the need we all share to reconcile differences between peoples, and to do what it takes to make peace in the world of which we are all a part. (Rev. Richard Nichols is a pastor at New Spirit United Church of Christ in Savage and can be reached at www. He is one of several area pastors who write for “Spiritual Reflections,” a weekly column appearing in this newspaper.)

What moved you on 9/11? “What kind of world have I brought you in to? What will your future be like?” And 10 years later, I still wonder.

The events of 9/11 – three numbers seared into our minds – changed our country and our lives. The tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, sent the United States to war, dramatically changed air travel, slowed the world’s economy, spawned hate crimes, and put us in mourning for the more than 2,700 persons who died as a result of the terrorist attacks. This newspaper asked southwest area readers to describe how they were changed by 9/11, and here’s what they had to say:

Heidi Keyho Victoria

My thoughts that morning as I got up were “It’s my birthday today, and I’m meeting my new doctor.” And I was wondering if I would hear from my two oldest sons – my youngest was coming over after work. I poured myself a cup of coffee, turned on the TV, and was forever changed. I was frozen with shock. What was I watching? It was ‘Oh my God, what is happening?’ You forget where you are, and your surroundings. I called someone – don’t remember who. It was days before things started making sense. I was praying and praying for the people and families. For the fi rst three to six months, people I would meet showed kindness to one another. The anger and rudeness was gone. People were very polite. I thought “W hy does it take something like this to change people towards one another?” We never know when God is going to call us.

Jan Geis, 73 Chaska

When I see a shooting star When I see a shooting star, I close my eyes and indulge in a little wish, and when I blow the wispy seeds off a dandelion, I stop for a moment and hope for something trivial. And when the sun rises and marks the day as Sept. 11, I bow my head in prayer. But this prayer isn’t about some small thing, not about something trivial. It’s a prayer of sorrow, gratitude, and hope. Deep in my mom’s closet are stacks of old newspapers chronicling the attack. When I see pictures of anguished faces, of America’s twin towers in flames, and read about the raw pain of a nation … grief wells up in me. And yet, I can walk out of the closet and back into a blessed life of normality. I look at the American flag hanging on my wall before I go to sleep. Oh, I feel gratitude. It’s unimaginable that so much hatred could cause the kil ling of thousands: we all live with a bit more fear in our hearts than a decade ago. But we also found courage, solidarity, and a renewed faith in God. Because of this, I continue to hope: never again.

Michelle Jablonsky Jordan High School, Age 14

Sharing values with people around world I am a teacher of immigrants in Minneapolis, interacting with adults from all over the world. Since 1999, one of my roles has been to be an English and citizenship teacher. I act as a cultural


Patriotism in flight Chaska resident Josh Hed took a photo of a bald eagle in flight just north of St. Bonifacius, and later added the U.S. flag “as a tribute to this great country.” He submitted the photo illustration for the 9/11 essay project. broker, explaining idiosyncrasies of American culture to these newcomers. In discussing 9/11 (part of the citizenship curriculum), it’s often necessary to explain how life changed in America since that fateful day. These discussions have changed me. I realize how fortunate I am to live in the United States. Many students come from war-torn countries where individual rights and security are unknown. Here we view it as our God-given way of life. I am all too aware that there are peace-loving people in every country. Just because a student is from Afghanistan or Iraq or Somalia does not mean that person is a violent terrorist. Many of my students have suffered great tragedy. I am more proud of my American heritage than ever; more conscious of the value of our Constitution and Bill of Rights; more grateful for those who defend our country and our rights. Nine-eleven stirred up all of these values in me. I share them daily with people from around the world.

Julie Tewinkel Sharpe Carver

One mother helping another I was working at home in my office listening to the radio when I heard an airplane had crashed in New York City. I turned on the television and watched in horror, as the events of the day unraveled. No one knew what to expect or who was responsible for the attacks on the twin towers. They issued warnings about large cities and shopping centers, especially the Mall of America. I couldn’t concentrate on work and decided to go to the Eden Prairie shopping center. As I was going up the escalator, a Muslim family, father, mother and two sons began their descent on the down escalator opposite me. The mother wore the traditional Muslim dress with a hijab covering her body, head and face. The mother and youngest son stepped on the escalator and the father followed. The oldest son stopped, terrified of the moving stairs. The father, mother and youngest son went down, as the oldest stood frozen in fright, at the top of the escalator. The mother, young son and father, now at the bottom of the escalator realized what had happened and began shouting in their native tongue

for the son to come down. The boy, about 7, was franticly screaming. I was now at the top of the escalator near the frightened boy, as a crowd of people gathered around him. I’m not sure if I reacted from so many years of being around young children, I certainly didn’t think through my actions. I went to the boy, put one arm around his chest, grabbed the escalator railing with the other hand and nudged him onto the fi rst step. As I held him tight, I felt his little heart beat rapidly. About half way down the father entered the up escalator and both mother and father were shouting at me. Soon we were at the bottom of the escalator. I was greeted with words I could not understand. Our body language said it all. I was one mother helping another mother. On that fateful day of the attack I didn’t see a family from another country or know the attack on the twin towers was Muslim terrorists; I saw a family from another country shopping and a young boy in distress. I still believe we live in the land of opportunity. With the current political climate, the influence of money, and bias in the courts, I am worried our freedom is at risk. My hope is it’s not too late.

Dianne Corder Eden Prairie

Still wondering a decade later The Midwestern skies were a perfect blue on Lake Susan Drive in Chanhassen on Sept. 11, 2001. I had just put my first-grade son on the bus bound for Chanhassen Elementary. I also had a toddler by the hand and a newborn on my hip. I tuned in just as the fi rst airplane hit the twin towers in NYC. I saw the second one slam into the second tower and my mind couldn’t grasp what I was watching. Was this a promo for some extreme action movie??? I sat glued to the TV the entire day. What was happening? Should I pick my son up from school? If the terrorists went after our country’s fi nancial and governmental centers for maximum impact, would they hit the heart of a small town next? My mind was racing and thinking terrible thoughts. It felt as though the sky was a giant door that closed up. All flights were suspended and the only sounds above were military airplanes on patrol. I looked at my two young daughters and thought,

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the pain and understood. Walking through those halls, he squeezed my hand very tight. He seemed to know more than I did.

I remember the beautiful day and then seeing images of the World Trade Center burning on television. How a small kernel of fear started to take hold knowing my daughter was in training for her first job just three blocks away from that building now on fi re. I wanted to receive as much information as possible, so I turned on the radio as well. That station was speculating that the planes could have been carrying anthrax. Now my fear was starting to take control. What could I do? How could I help? I could only pray that God would keep her safe. She called me late that afternoon and told me of how they felt the impact three blocks away. How her desk slid back and forth when each plane hit the World Trade Center. How over the loudspeaker, they were instructed to remain at their desks. She told her friend, I’m not sure what is happening, but we are leaving now. Once on the sidewalk, there already was a lot of debris flying around. They saw on a storefront window a television viewing exactly what all of us were watching. With no sound they assumed we were under attack. How they ran in terror when others shouted, “The fi rst tower is falling.” When I remember 9/11 these vivid memories return and it feels more recent than 10 years ago. It is important to honor and remember those who lost their lives on that day, and later because of responding to the events of that day. Our history changed with that event. The elusive safe and secure feeling is gone. We have all been changed by that historical day.

Janis Mayer Eden Prairie

A little boy’s hands and heart I was a special-education assistant, walking down the hallway at Five Hawks Elementary with a fi rst-grader. There were whispers from the adults as I passed by the school library. I noticed a small TV and thought it was odd for it to be on. I paused and witnessed the second plane crash through the twin towers as the first one was still on fi re. I took that little boy’s hand and continued to walk to his speech therapy. He was a child with autism. I had no idea what I had just witnessed. I just felt a somber mood within every hallway we walked down. Tears were hidden behind a “normalcy mask,” while phone calls were made by the staff to make sure their families were OK, and parents called to pick up their children. We all upheld our responsibilities for our students, staying calm and continuing the day’s activities. The school day ended with so many unanswered questions. We were all shocked and confused. Understanding the reality of that infamous day, 9/11/2001, I’ve often reflected on holding that little boy’s hand. He couldn’t speak, but somewhere in his innocent heart he felt

The attacks of 10 years ago did change my world view. There is a lot of evil and hate in this world. Ten years ago, we saw the worst of it. There is a lot of good in this world, too. Evil and hate need to be confronted in an effective way. My world view is clearer now in that the good people of this planet can get along. If we can overcome the evil and hateful people and make sure we have honest and effective leaders, the world will be a better place. I think we should vote for the best candidate and be on the watch for evil, hateful and criminal activities and make the call when you see it. I think it’s best if people get involved with making their community a better place, not always expecting someone else to do it. I think it is time to re-evaluate how we do things. An updated and effective business model in most areas would be a good thing. My sense of security is changed some. I hope for the best, but it may be a good idea to be prepared for the worst. It may be the way to go in case of emergencies. My life is changed, as I am on the watch for suspicious activity more now than before 10 years ago. I am also more active in volunteering for my community and charitable organizations.

Steve Pany Prior Lake

Nothing could divide nation after attacks “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson How insightful this American treasure was, how true this quote is. For me 9/11 was more than an inhuman attack on the innocent. It was two of the greatest messages this world would ever know. First: WE ARE NOT ALONE! Days after the attacks newspaper pictures and video clips show the world mourning with us, their outcry of rage not unheard. The news at times paints the picture that the world dislikes the American attitude, yet when we needed our friends and allies the most, they were there for us. Second: WE WILL RISE! Our country did not ask for this and did not deserve this yet when we were attacked without warning or chance to prepare, we triumphed. Americans were helping and sacrificing for fellow Americans. Religion, political differences or race could not divide our country that day ... we were all Americans. I am allowed to write this because of the history that is America. America is the great experiment and is the greatest achievement in history. I am so proud and honored to be part of our American story.

Sarah Kirchner Belle Plaine Sarah Kirchner is a student at the Minnesota School of Business, Shakopee.

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Calling all ladies to a night on the red carpet The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Ladies Night Out Sept. 13 in downtown Shakopee. Shakopee’s own fashion designer Christopher Straub will be launching his fall line and hosting a fashion show at Turtle’s Social Centre. Straub appeared on season six of “Project Runway.” Registration begins at 6 p.m. at the Scott County Historical Society. Women can stop by local businesses for the red carpet treatment on their way to Turtle’s Social Centre for hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and fabulous prize drawings. Fashion show hosted by Christopher Straub, Karizma and Designer Carousel is at 8:30 p.m. Each Ladies Night Out guest will receive a bag to collect more than $75 worth of goodies, a map and a punch card highlighting all of the participating businesses where they will need to get their cards punched in order to become eligible for fabulous prizes. Tickets are $20 and limited. Buy them at, or call the Chamber office at (952) 445-1660.



So you’ve come back. Do you really think you can just come traipsing back into my life again after leaving for an entire summer? You want me to just pick you up again as if everything was fine? Am I really supposed to just take you back? Sorry honey. I’ve moved on. I’ve met so many fantastic white wines after you left that I barely even remembered you. I met a Torrontes from Argentina. That’s right. We saw Shakespeare in the Park together. Did you know I spent some time on the beach with a Sauvignon Blanc from California? Yup. That was in June and I’ve had that same wine three times since then. Uh huh. Unlike you, it’s crisp and it’s bright and it refreshes me like you never did. Did you hear I met a Viognier for the first time this July? Well I did. I even brought it to my family picnic. Guess what? They loved it. I might even take it over and introduce it to the guys on game night. So don’t even try to weasel back in like you and me got it goin’ on. Did you know I had to put the big red wine glasses away after you left? I should have known you wouldn’t be around once the weather got nice. I was so stupid! And I have no doubt that you’re

probably showing up in other people’s glasses right now too. No! We’re done! Things are different now. We. Are. Done. Don’t get me wrong. I wish you well. I mean, you always did go well with steak. Do you still go well with steak? I bet you do. Remember that night at the cabin? The night of two bottles? You were amazing. You’re always amazing on a cold night. We were good

together, weren’t we? It would be fun to do something like that again. We have so much history together. It would be a shame to just turn our backs on so much history. Okay, maybe I’ll have just one glass. For old time’s sake — but I’m not taking you back. This week’s recommendation: Guglielmo Private Reserve, Petite Sirah 2007 ($24.99): With flavors of smoke, chocolate, and

leather, Guglielmo tastes like something we love to reminisce about but are careful not to talk about. This wine is big and meaty and buxom and delicious and a great way to welcome back the big red wine season. Grab a bottle and create some history. To read more of Kris Barber’s insights on wine, visit his blog at or

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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River will host the first-ever Military Appreciation Day for members of all branches of the military and their families. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: Free Location: Lions Park, 1101 Adams St., Shakopee Info:

COMEDIAN DERICK LENGWENUS Comedian Derick Lengwenus currently resides in Chicago where he performs stand-up and studies improv at Second City. Comedian Pete Borchers will also perform. Time: 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: $13 for 8:30 p.m. show; $10 for 10:30 p.m. Saturday show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 1st Ave., Shakopee Info: shakopee

WATERCOLOR JOURNALING FALL WORKSHOP Instructor Sandra Muzzy will demonstrates techniques in watercolor, ink and colored pencil in this workshop. The topic of the workshop is “In the Orchard and Vineyard.” Time: 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 Cost: $95 for Arboretum members; $110 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: aspx or (952) 443-1422

BIRD WATCHING FOR BEGINNERS Learn from a professional birder how to find birds in their different habitats and how to use a field guide. Learn how to look for identifying features of birds such as eye rings, wing bars and other distinctive markings. Dress for the weather and bring bug spray, if needed. There will be extra binoculars to loan. Led by Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel. Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: Free Location: Old Cedar Avenue Trailhead, 9500 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or midwest/minnesotavalley

WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS Walk the Arboretum prairies and natural areas with an Arboretum naturalist. Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10 and 17 Cost: $7.50 for Arboretum members; $15 for non-members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: aspx or (952) 443-1422

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole family. The September theme is Cattail Creations. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

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SNAKE MOON Take a full-moon, naturalist-guided hike and learn about Minnesota snakes and how they prepare for fall and winter hibernation. For ages 6 and older. Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: $5 Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or

TOMMY EMMANUEL Two-time Grammy Award nominee Tommy Emmanuel’s unique style of guitar playing uses all ten fingers for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts. Time: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: $40 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or ticketmaster. com

SEPT. 11 OUTDOOR BIKE RIDES Lifetime Fitness in Savage offers outdoor bike rides through September. Routes are 20-30 miles with multiple pace levels. Time: 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: Free to members and nonmembers Location: Rides depart from Lifetime Fitness, 6554 Loftus Lane W., Savage Info: (952) 226-1222 or email

FARMERS’ MARKET Each week, more than 35 vendors sell their freshly-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, cheeses, chocolates, jellies, honey and soaps. Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: Free; items for sale by vendors Location: Town Square parking lot, located north of 123rd Street (near the historic Savage Depot)

FAMILY ARCHERY Learn proper safety and shooting techniques from instructors from Three Rivers’ Outdoor Recreation School. All equipment provided. Program is for ages 8+. Time: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: $10 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: To register, call (763) 559-6700 and reference activity 424611-00.

WILD RICE HARVEST TIME See samples of wild rice in various stages of preparation, and learn how important this food was for Native Americans and white settlers on the Minnesota frontier. Tour the historic Pond House. Time: 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: $2 suggested donation Location: Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington Info: (952) 563-8738

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POND EXPLORATION Meet a naturalist at the nature center’s dock and use a net and bowl to scoop critters out of the pond. Discover the many small animals that lie in a pond and make up the aquatic food chain. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

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MINNESOTA RACE AGAINST THE ODDS Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected to attend this day-long celebration in memory of Ella Hope Hauschildt, a local 7-year-old who died of brain cancer. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with a 5K race/walk at 9 a.m. and family activities including bounce houses, face painting, crazy hair, kids’ games and free lunch. Time: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: Donation collection Location: Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake Info: and www.


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The 18-hole best-ball tournament will raise proceeds to benefit Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage education foundation. Time: 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 Cost: $125; dinner-only option $20 Location: Crystal Lake Golf Club, 16725 Innsbrook Drive, Lakeville Info: (952) 707-4112 or email



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Dennis Carney and his all-star comedy troupe will perform a free show featuring comedian Carol Vnuk. Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 Cost: Free Location: Shakopee VFW, 1201 Third Ave. E.

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Low prices and a wide selection of slightly used fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, DVDs and videos are featured in this sale. Organizers are accepting donations of new books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes for the sale. Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 Cost: Items for purchase Location: Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. Info: (952) 447-3375


The Savage Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a golf event featuring prizes, contests and a $500 cash prize. Time: 1 p.m. shot-gun start, Wednesday, Sept. 14 Cost: $125 per golfer Location: The Wilds Golf Club, 3151 Wilds Ridge NW, Prior Lake Info: (952) 894-8876

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A Collection of Fine Art & Wine,” will offer attendees the chance to sample and learn about various wines and craft beers, taste foods from local restaurants, view fine art, listen to music and bid on silent auction items. Must be 21 or older to attend. Time: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 Cost: $35 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4690 or



Enjoy a leisurely paddle as a guide leads you on a canoe trip under the full moon. Watch for deer, muskrats, heron and other wildlife while being entertained by stories of the full moon. Reservations required; reference activity #427506-00. For ages 5 and older. Time: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 Cost: $8 Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista Info: (763) 559-6700 or


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Lifetime Fitness in Savage offers outdoor bike rides through September. Routes are 20-30 miles with multiple pace levels. Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Cost: Free to members and nonmembers Location: Rides depart from Lifetime Fitness, 6554 Loftus Lane W., Savage Info: (952) 226-1222 or email




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for flora and fauna and walk along the colorful trails. Learn about other Three Rivers parks to visit, and the dates of other hikes to participate in for completion of the program. Bring binoculars and enjoy the splendor of fall on one of these guided hikes. Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cost: Free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or





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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS AND SUPPORT dances for senior citizens on the second Wednesday of each month. The dances take place from 1:30-5 p.m., with a meal served at 4:30 p.m. The next dance takes place Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Depression Support Coalition The Depression Support Coalition will host a presentation, “Depression: An Illness, Not a Character Defect,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Speaker John Hottinger will share his personal story at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. For more information, call Jim Rylander at (952) 8909465, ext. 114.

A Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held from 1:302:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Prairie Adult Care in Victorey Lutheran Church, 16200 Berger Drive, Eden Prairie. For more information, call (952) 949-3126.

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Snowmobilers are invited to attend a meeting of the Savage SnoPacers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Buffalo Tap, 4990 West 123rd St., Savage. The group meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information, call (612) 567-6691 or visit the SnoPacer’s Web site at

SarahCare Adult Day Center, 4833 123rd St., downtown Savage, is having to a Caregiver Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 Emerald Crest Assisted Living Communities co-sponsors the meetings, which take place in an in-formal setting and are facilitated by health care professionals in the community. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month. For more information, call Heather Raduenz at (952) 465-0555.

Child Loss Support Group A Child Loss Grief Support Group will meet from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The group meets the second Monday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. For more information, call (952) 403-2002.

Savage Social Club The Savage Social Club will host a free 90-minute informational program called, “Medicare: What you can expect,” beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Environmental Learning Center in Community Park, 13500 Dakota Ave., Savage.

La Leche League The La Leche League offers support and encouragement to mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies. The group’s next meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month and mothers are encouraged to bring their nursing babies. Pregnant women are invited to attend before the birth of their baby. For more information on the meeting (including location) or breastfeeding questions, call Traci at (952) 226-2052, Linda at (952) 447-1781 or April at (952) 440-4320.

Mothers of Multiples The Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. at Apple Valley Community Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through April. For more information contact Bonnie Korman at (952) 890-6680 or

(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.petfi (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.

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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) 7892400 or visit

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

Prior Lake Garden Club The Prior Lake Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. Guest speaker and native plant enthusiast, Julia Vanatta, will speak on the topic, “The Plants of Isle Royale.” Open to the public; there is no charge to attend. For more information, call Jane at (952) 447-3061.

CAP Agency WIC voucher pickup days The CAP Agency WIC voucher pickup dates for residents of Scott County are the second Monday, third Thursday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at the CAP Agency, 712 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee. For more information about WIC, call the CAP Agency WIC Program at (952) 402-9869.

Marine Corps – Two Eagles Detachment The Two Eagles Detachment, Marine Corps League, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Dan Patch American Legion Post #643, 12375 Princeton Ave., in downtown Savage. The Marine Corps League is an organization for all Marines and FMF Corpsman, including active, retired and honorably discharged Marines and FMF Corpsman. For more information, email

Minnesota River Valley Toastmasters The Minnesota River Valley Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m., on the second, third and fourth Mondays of each month at Prior Lake Fire Station No. 1, 16776 Fish Point Road, S.E. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Shirley at (952) 447-4621 or visit

Savage Area Women of Today The Savage Area Women of Today will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Interested individuals can sign up at http://volunteer. Click on “Join an existing group or family and enter the join code 161275 to RSVP.

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New school year comes with significant changes Have you seen them? The first sugar maple trees in our neighborhoods are turning yellow and red! This is a sure sign that our seasons are changing. Although there are still many warm days ahead, fall is just around the corner. I can’t wait. Best of all, I love this season because it marks the beginning of a new school year in PLSAS. Throughout these past several weeks, new teachers and returning staff have held countless trainings and work sessions, and most recently we have welcomed students and families into school with open house activities. Through it all, there has been an air of excitement and anticipation on the part of students, families and staff. On Tuesday we welcomed

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According to at least one of the international Jonasens, Linda’s philosophy isn’t just lip service. “I got along with everyone pretty well at the beginning,� said Michael Gessner, who stayed with the Jonasens five years ago while he spent a year as a senior at Prior Lake High School. “They took me like a family member right away.� Even the Jonasens’ extended family, whose annual gathering falls on the weekend new foreign-exchange students arrive in Minnesota, instantly ingratiated Gessner and “Americanized his name,� Olivia recalled. “Nice to meet you, Mike,� she remembers her grandfather greeting the student. Gessner is back in Savage visiting his host family for six weeks. “That long?� Linda laughed.

COMING TO AMERICA Almost 13,000 students this year will travel the globe with AFS, the organization through which the Jonasens hosted their seven foreign exchange students. Though AFS has operated for 60 years and serves more than 40 countries, of the 370,000 students who have traveled with AFS, more than 100,000 live in the United States. “I think that’s why a lot of students like to come here is to get better at their English and their careers,� Linda said. “It looks really good on a

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7,200 students to our E-12 classrooms. Our enrollment is stable! Although not growing as fast as we were five years ago, we continue to gain the number of students, particularly at the elementary level, to sustain our schools. Although many classrooms rèsumè.â€? AFS’ United States arm, AFS-USA, has a mission to “[work] toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership,â€? according to its Web site. Gessner received exactly that – an intercultural learning experience – when he spent a year as a Laker. He joined the PLHS football team – Linda’s rule is that the exchange students must be involved in some sort of community or school activity while they are here – and even got to teach the occasional German class. “It’s very different in a European school,â€? Gessner said. “[Here], you can stay at school until five doing fun stuff.â€? Even though Gessner began learning English in elementary school, he still had to adjust to it being the dominant language when he came to the States. “It took, like, three or four months to be able to express everything you wanted to say,â€? he said. “We would always ask the kids, ‘Are you dreaming in English yet?’â€? Linda said. “That’s a pretty good sign that you’re in the culture.â€?

FAMILY TIES Gessner was the third student the Jonasens’ hosted and the first male, after the family got involved with AFS in 2002. One of Jack’s colleagues “had hosted a

and schools look the same as they did last spring, there are changes that are significant. Our school district recently received more than $340,000 from a state grant to expand our Response to Intervention (RtI) programs K-8 in reading and math. The reading and math strategies and supports that are now available will continue to assist students in their mastery of these content areas. The reading support is in grades K-3 and 6-8. The math support will be available in grades 4-8. After just one year of experience with a much smaller grant, we are already seeing students show significant improvement. We are eager to begin this school year with this additional financial support. Our middle schools are now offering advanced

programming in math, language arts, science and social studies. These courses are offered at each grade level. For the first time, all sixth grade students have a World Language option. Project Lead the Way is now embedded into the eighth grade IT offerings bringing hands-on, projectbased engineering to students who choose this option. Our high school continues to use alternative teaching and learning strategies for our 9-12 grade students. This fall students have enrolled in three sections of college physics through St. Cloud State’s “Senior to Sophomore� program. These courses provide the opportunity for college credit while continuing to attend PLHS. Technology-rich courses

continue to expand to provide opportunities for teachers to carry student learning beyond the walls of their classrooms. The hybrid online learning opportunities introduced last school year are continuing to attract and retain high school juniors and seniors, while freeing up classroom space at PLHS. This model provides students classroom time with their teacher along with an independent online study component. This year, SMART Boards have been added to the social studies, science, math and communications departments at the high school. This interactive technology has been in place at the elementary schools for the past three years. The secondary schools are now

being equipped to meet the changing format of teaching and learning. For the first time, students will have the option of using their cell phones, with teacher permission, for educational purposes in the classroom. As this new school year and season gets underway, I am looking forward to the many positive changes in teaching and learning that will contribute to the success of our students. (Sue Ann Gruver is superintendent of Prior LakeSavage Area School District 719. She can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at (952) 226-0000. Her column is one of several opinion and commentary pieces appearing regularly in this newspaper.)

number of students,� and his wife began talking to Linda about the idea. In August she sent an inquiry to the organization, planning just to dip the family’s collective toe in the water with a semesterlong student placement. Instead, they dived right in. “They had a girl who was in a home that wasn’t working out and needed to be placed immediately,� Jack said. She ended up with the Jonasens for the full year and they were hooked, though the situation wasn’t always perfect. “It was kind of difficult at first,� Olivia admitted. She not only had to learn to live with a new person in her home, she had to share her parents’ attention, as well as the bathroom and the computer, Linda noted. That was part of why the experience was attractive for Linda – who has one brother – and Jack, who is one of seven sons. They wanted Olivia to experience life as someone’s sister. By the time Gessner moved in, Olivia actively embraced her role. “That was kind of fun,� she said. “It was like my older brother on the football team. I’d meet more people and more people would know who I was. I’d see him in the halls and be like, ‘Hey, that’s my brother.’� That wasn’t always the case for Olivia. She’s the first to describe her pre-teen self as less than culturally astute, which led to some uncomfortable moments with her French older sister, the first student to stay with the Jonasens. “I asked if she had toilets in

France,� Olivia said. “She was very offended.� Having seven international siblings share her home made Olivia, who graduated from PLHS in 2009 and attends Winona State University, much more world-savvy. “Sometimes when I’m talking about it [with my peers], the farthest they’ve traveled is Wisconsin,� Olivia noted.

for keeping in touch,� Linda said. Planning the cruise was a struggle, juggling everyone’s locations, schedules and desires. An initial Mediterranean excursion was scrapped when one of the students informed Jack that 20-somethings don’t want to spend their vacations looking at old architecture. Instead, the family reunion took place on a cruise that stopped in Cannes, Nice, Barcelona, Rome and Corsica. Thirteen people from the Jonasen clan were present on the ship: five of the international students, as well as one student’s boyfriend, two sets of students’ parents, and the three people from Savage who started it all. “Dinner was the first occasion where everyone has been together,� Jack remembered. “It was very interesting because everyone felt so comfortable with each other.� “It seemed normal,� Linda added. “It was like a big family.� Though some of the international students had met, some had not and the Jonasens were the only link between them all. Gessner recalled getting along with the boys well even though they’d never met. He was acquainted with the girls. For Olivia, she went from never being anyone’s sibling, to being alternately a younger and an older sister to seven students. For her, the family reunion was a unique experience. “It was a lot of fun having all my siblings as one,� Olivia

said. “Interacting with all of them, I share a different relationship with each one, so that was fun and kind of weird.�

REUNITED Olivia added a stamp to her passport earlier this summer, when the family reunited with its international members for a cruise. The idea came to life after gestating for four years. Linda decided that she wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for her 50th birthday, which set the precedent for Jack to do something similarly grandiose for his big 5-0. His plan? A trip to Europe, complete with stops in Sweden and Germany to see Michael and the family’s Swedish former exchange student. “That lasted for about five minutes,� Jack laughs. “I was told [by Linda and Olivia] that if I was going to Europe, I wasn’t going alone.� The family had made past sojourns west to visit the students they’d hosted, and likewise, many of the students – and even their parents, with whom Linda made an extra effort to forge relationships – had visited the Jonasens in Savage long after their time as Lakers had ended. The family stayed together through the Internet as well, relying on Facebook and e-mail. “With technology now, it keeps the world a lot smaller

EMPTY NEST The Jonasens took a sabbatical from hosting a student during Olivia’s junior year at PLHS. “That was OK because she was a teenager and we needed a year with just her,� Linda said. “We were still involved in the organization, we just didn’t have a student.� After Olivia left for college, the Jonasens attempted to try out student-free life; ‘attempted’ being the operative word. “We decided we really wanted to be empty nesters,� Linda said. “Then we got cold feet and we’d decide, ‘Oh, I think we’re going to get another [student].� Due to the economy, AFS has struggled with placing students, Jack said. “You end up feeling kind of guilty when you don’t take one.� The relationships aren’t all one sided, either. “I think that the thing that we’ve probably gotten the most enjoyment out of is the different personalities,� Jack said. “It’s interesting to interact with each one of them.� “I’ve felt good that we’ve impacted all these children’s lives,� Linda added. Olivia, the one-time lone wolf, has gained a lot from her extended international family. “Even though I’m an only child, I have all these siblings,� she said.

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Foundation 191 grant recipients announced Foundation 191 has announced the recipients of grant awards totaling $10,459 for the 2011-2012 school year. In all, over $91,000 in grant funding was requested by 27 applicants for 2011-2012. Eleven projects were selected representing projects at the high school, junior high and elementary school levels. The grant recipients include: I ESL co-teaching secondgrade classroom at Edward Neill Elementary: $392.70 I Reader’s Theater at Edward Neill Elementary, third grade: $815.

I Maud Hart Lovelace Awards Rahn Elementary, grades three through six: $602. I Parent Involvement/Reading Project at Sioux Trail Elementary: $1,150. I PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) at Nicollet Junior High: $1,000. I History Day Club at Nicollet Junior High: $1,000. I BHS Bridge Program at Burnsville High School: $1,500. I Empty Bowls for Full Bellies at Burnsville High School: $1,000. I FIRST robotics team competition at Burnsville High School: $1,000. I The Edge Summer Program at M.W. Savage Elementary – Community Ed: $1,000.

I Calculator Lending Library at Burnsville High School: $1,000.

Golf Tournament set for Sept. 16 Foundation 191’s third annual Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville. The 18-hole best ball tournament will raise money to benefit Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage education foundation. The tournament will be capped off by a program and dinner. Cost is $125 per golfer, which includes a cart and dinner. A dinner-only option is available for $20. Registration information is available at


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s your family heads back to school, take some time to complete a few simple home repairs. Doing your “home”-work projects now will allow you to spend more time with your family and less time fi xing, cleaning and repairing things this fall.

Get outside for some yard work After a summer full of outdoor fun, it’s time to tidy the yard before winter comes. Clean and safely place any outdoor furniture in storage. Once the furniture is put away, give your deck or patio a good power washing. Bring your indoor plants back inside and prune your trees and shrubs to encourage healthy growth. You should also remove any leaves or debris from your gutters to avoid clogs or other drainage issues.

Inspect the driveway While you’re outside, check your driveway and patch any cracks or potholes that may have resulted from the summer heat. You

may also want to consider resealing your driveway in the fall to keep it smooth and even all year long. Sealing your driveway will also protect it from any winter snow or ice damage.

Organize your garage Fall is an ideal time to clean the garage and clear out any unwanted items your family has collected over the summer. Invest in a good storage system that will keep you organized, and clear pathways around vehicles and doors. Move your rake or leaf blower to the front of the garage and consider placing holiday or winter items in an accessible spot for the coming season.

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Students march into Redtail Ridge Elementary School Tuesday morning for the first day of classes for the 2011-12 school year. Prior Lake-Savage Area School District students in grades one through 12 began class on Tuesday, with kindergarten students starting on Wednesday. Above — Brothers Thomas and Adam Pham hop off the bus eager to start the new school year at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage.

Members of “Ignition,” a Burnsville High School group of upperclassmen who help sophomores get oriented on their first day, held up signs Tuesday to welcome the “newbies” and point them in the right direction. Juniors and seniors started school on Wednesday.

Left — Senior Leron Lotts and sophomore LaPatricia Brown are all smiles on the first day of school at Burnsville High School. PHOTOS BY ALEX HALL


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Small bump in road No. 5 Blaze drops conference opener after a four-game win streak BY TOM SCHARDIN


The Burnsville girls soccer team climbed to No. 5 in the Class AA state poll going into its South Suburban Conference opener at Rosemount Sept 6. The Blaze was also riding a fourgame win streak. However, Bu r n svi l le’s wi n streak came to end and it will likely drop in the polls following a 3-2 loss. The Blaze dropped to 4-2 overall. Burnsville went into the game on the heels of a 5-1 home win over Chanhassen Sept. 2 and a 4-1 win at Minneapolis South the day before in a pair of non-league games.


Despite the loss, Blaze coach John Soderholm was happy with the way his team played in winning four straight games. He said Rosemount is always a tough opponent and seems to reload the talent each season. Burnsville has 20 goals in its fi rst five games, but has also allowed 11. “I think the girls are playing well,” said Soderholm. “Our back

line is really playing well with a couple of surprising players in the group.” Burnsville held a 2-0 lead in the fi rst half, but let it get away. The Irish tied the game before the break and scored the game-winner midway through the second half. The Irish were able to keep sophomore Alyssa Blahnik off the stat sheet. She leads the Blaze with eighth goals in six games. It was the fi rst game this season she did get at least one goal. Burnsville’s first goal came on a corner kick. Junior Natalie Muench scored on a header with the assist going to senior Hannah Freden. Freden scored the Blaze’s second goal. Ninth-grader Darby Lofthus

made the start in goal for the Blaze and stopped six shots. Against Chanhassen, Blahnik scored three times. Blahnik’s eight goals give her 24 for her career in 25 career games. Former Blaze standout Lauren DiGregorio finished her three-year career in 2009 with 43 goals, which would likely rank her pretty high, if not No. 1 overall, on the school’s all-time scoring list if goal-scoring records were kept at the school. Burnsville had one of the dominant programs in the state in the early-to-mid 1990s, including backto-back state titles in 1992-93, so there were likely some talented scorers on those teams as well.

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Burnsville sophomore Alyssa Blahnik (4) has eight goals for the Blaze in the team’s first six games.


Ahead of the field Both Blaze teams win first invite BY TOM SCHARDIN

Blaze lets lead get away in opening loss

Lakers hang with state’s No. 1 team



T he Bu r nsvi l le footba l l team let a victory get away in the coaching debut of Tyler Krebs. The Blaze led 12-0 midway through the third quarter, but turnovers and miscues led to a 20-18 home loss to Bloomington Jefferson in a South Suburban Conference game. It was a tough start for the Krebs’ era. It appeared the Blaze had this game in hand leading 12-0. But Jefferson scored its fi rst touchdown on a long pass and scored its second on a punt snap that sailed over the head of the Burnsville punter that was recovered in the end zone, giving the Jag uars a 13 -12 lead. Despite the miscues, the Blaze still had a chance to pull out the win. Sophomore running back Ben Sherman ran 31 yards for a touchdown with about six minutes left to play to cut the margin to two points (20-18). The Blaze went for two, but senior quarterback Dan Motl was sacked for a 10-yard loss.

The Prior Lake football team hung right with the defending Class 5A state champs for two-plus quarters Sept. 1. Then the upset bid got away from the Lakers. T o p - r a n k e d Wa y z a t a broke open a six-point game, scoring the game’s final three touchdowns in a 47-20 road win. “We did some good things,” said Lakers coach Matt Gegenheimer. “I thought in the fi rst half our defense played very tough.” “The kids were disap pointed with the loss, but in the long run playing a team like Wayzata is going to make us a better football team,” added Gegenheimer. After senior Matt Arends hauled in his second touchdown pass of the game early in the third quarter – a 25yard strike from sophomore quarterback Nick Rooney – that cut the Trojans’ lead to 26-20.

The Burnsville boys cross country team opened its season overcoming the scorching, 90-degree heat to win its fi rst competition. Led by senior Abdul Salan, the Blaze had four runners in the top eight at the South High Tigers Invitational Sept. 1 at St. Catherine College in St. Paul. Salan won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16 minutes, 58 seconds. The Blaze had 36 team points, well ahead of runner-up Minneapolis South (63). Henry Sibley was third in the seven-team field (75), followed by Minneapolis Washburn (107). “We won both the junior varsity and varsity division,” said Blaze coach Jeff Webber. “In the fi rst race (junior varsity), it was impressive as my team started out very slowly because of the heat. They were about in 20th place after three-fourths of a mile, but they kept roaring back and literally took the fi rst eight places.” In the varsity race, Salan was with the leaders from the get-go, while senior Cole O’Brien was further back in the fi rst one-third of the race. O’Brien, the No. 4-ranked runner in Class AA, is still working his way back from a knee injury he suffered during track last spring. He ended up seventh with a time of 18:05, three spots behind his teammate, ninth-grader Faysol Mamoud, who was fourth (17:30). Junior Shawn Wong ended up eighth (18:10), followed by senior Justin Duda in 16th (19:15) and sophomore Andrew Brinkman in 19th (19:32). Two days later, the Blaze competed in the Columbus Catholic Invitational in Marshfield, Wis. Webber didn’t have his entire varsity there, including Salan. O’Brien ran, taking fourth overall out of 203 competitors with a time of 16:18.7. The Blaze fi nished 12th out of 26 teams with 355 points. Top -ranked Stillwater won the title (44), followed by No. 2 Wayzata (57) and LaCrosse Logan (107). Wong was the Blaze’s second-faster runner taking 40th (17:46.1), followed by Duda in 107th (19:24.2), senior Mike

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Prior Lake senior Jack Kaiser breaks a tackle en route to a 60-yard touchdown in the Lakers’ 47-20 loss to No. 1 Wayzata Sept. 1.

Gridders begin the grind

Burnsville seniors Evan Voxland (45) and Christian Behnke (8) make a tackle in the Blaze’s 20-18 home loss to Jefferson Sept. 1. Burnsville’s defense, led by seniors Mike Callanan and Evan Voxland, forced a threeand-out, giving the Blaze the ball back and a chance to go on a game-winning drive with three minutes to play. But Burnsville muffed the punt. Jefferson made two fi rst downs and ran out the clock. Jefferson was able to snap a 10-game losing streak with the win that dated back to the 2009 season. In fact, Jefferson’s last win was at Burnsville in the 2009 Section 3AAAAA quar-

terfi nals, winning 28-6. Stats and scoring summary for the game were not provided. Burnsville returned to field Friday (results not available at press time) at No. 8-ranked Rosemount, the Class 5A state runner-up last year, in a conference game. Rosemount won its season opener, 28-6 at Bloomington Kennedy. Burnsville will return home Friday, Sept. 16 to face Kennedy in a league game at 7 p.m.


Prior Lake senior Lauren Bruha finished 16th at the Irish Invitational in Rosemount Sept. 2, helping the No. 5-ranked Lakers win the team title.

PL girls win first invite; boys ninth BY TOM SCHARDIN

The Prior Lake girls cross country team looked like state contenders at the Irish Invitational in Rochester Sept. 2. The No. 5 -ranked Lakers left the field in its dust with five runners in the top 2 0, fi nishing with 60 points, well ahead of r u nner-up No. 12 Sti l lwater (10 7 ) a nd Rose mount (116). Robbi nsd a le A r mst rong fi nished fourth in the 12-team field with 120 points, followed by Lakeville North (140) and Minnetonka (146). “Everyone had a nice, solid fi rst run,” said Lakers coach Dan Saad. “Our girls have high expectations. They want to do better and better each time out.” Senior Taylor Scholl led the Lakers in the two-mile race fi nishing second overall out of 99 competitors with a time of 11 minutes, 57.5 seconds. Scholl is ranked No. 11 in the Cl ass A A i ndividua l st ate poll. Senior Samantha Anderson ended up 10th (12 :26.9), followed by sophomore Mackenzie Schell in 13th (12:30.1), senior Lauren Bruha in 16th (12:36.5) and senior Madison Lesmeister in 19th (12:40.4). Senior Kirsten Anderson and junior Madeline Schulze fi nished 24th (12:45.5) and 30th (12:53.7), respectively. “Lauren was the biggest surprise,” said Saad.

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Burnsville senior Jeannie Taylor tries to make a play on the ball in the Blaze’s 3-2 loss at Rosemount Sept. 6.

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DiGregorio, who is playing Division I soccer at Colorado College, scored 28 times her senior year. At Blanhik’s current place, with two-plus years left to play, she’s on pace to score 60-plus goals. But that’s well in the future. The Blaze is focused on the now and trying to improve on last year’s 12 wins. Meanwhile, in the win over Chanhassen, senior Bail ly Drayton fi nished with a goal and three assists, while sophomore Abby Soderholm had a goal and an assist for the second straight game. Blahnik also had an assist in the Chanhassen win. Junior Meghann Rudolph and Lofthus split the goaltending duties with each playing one half. Neither saw much action with Lofthus getting two saves and Rudolph making one. Against South, junior Tiana Khamvongsa also scored for the Blaze. Burnsville was back on the field Thursday (results not available at press time) versus Prior Lake in a league game. The Lakers have allowed just three goals in four games, while scoring five. The Blaze hits the road Tuesday, Sept. 13 to take on Lakeville South in a league game at 7 p.m., before returning home Sept. 15 to take on Bloomington Kenney at 5 p.m.

PL boys find the net to score upset

PL girls fall to No. 1 ranked team again



The Prior Lake boys soccer team went the fi nal 10 games last season and the fi rst two this fall without scoring at least two goals in a game. But in back-to-back games Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, the Lakers scored four goals – winning 2-1 at East Ridge in a nonleague game and following with an impressive 2-1 home win over No. 4 Eagan in their South Suburban Conference opener. “Our of fense has been a work in prog ress, but it is coming along,” said Shebuski. “Even in our one loss (4-1 at Edina Aug. 31), we were a little more competitive and a little more dangerous than in the past. But we are not satisfied by any means.” The Lakers (3-1 overall) led 2- 0 at halftime over Eagan, getting goals from senior Zack Fennessy on a penalty kick and junior Logan Bunbury on an assist from sophomore Jhony Blanco. Shebuski said the second half become survival mode, especially after Eagan cut the lead to one goal. “ T he f i rst ha l f we were f a nt a st ic,” s a id Shebu sk i . “Things went well. The boys played the best they’ve played in a while. “Eagan is a good team,” added Shebuski. “They come out fi red up and ready to go in the second half and played more direct. It became a scramble for us for 40 minutes, but we held on. Last year, we would have ended up on other end of that game.” Junior Andy Reickoff made six saves in the win. He also got the win in goal against East Ridge.

The Prior Lake girls soccer team has played the No. 1-ranked team in the state in back-to-back games. Back on Aug. 30, the Lakers traveled to Eden Prairie and lost 1-0 to the defending Class AA state champions. However, the Eagles dropped to No. 7 in the poll following a loss to No. 6 Woodbury with Eagan taking over the top spot. T hat i s who t he L a kers played host to in its South Suburban Conference opener Sept. 6. And the result was the same, a 1-0 loss. Prior Lake is off to 2-2 start this fall, but the young team is showing just how talented it can be with close losses to a pair of perennial powers. The Lakers will need to fi nd the net more frequently if they want to win the games against the top clubs. “Just like the Eden Prairie game, we had our chances (against Eagan),” said Lakers coach David Graham. “We had Eden Prairie on the ropes in the last 12 minutes or so and couldn’t score. “(Against Eagan), we dominated the fi rst 20 minutes of the second half,” added Graham. “I thought it was just a matter of time before we’d crack one in.” However, Eagan scored the game’s lone goal with about six minutes left to play. Prior Lake was back on the field Thursday (results not available at press time) at No. 5 Burnsville. Prior Lake is back on the field today (Saturday, Sept. 10) at Chanhassen. The team returns to league action Tuesday, Sept. 13 at home versus No. 10 Lakeville North at 7 p.m.


Prior Lake junior Dylan Lehrer has helped the Lakers win three of their first four games, including a 2-1 win over No. 4 Eagan Sept. 6. In that game, the Lakers trailed 1-0 at the break and scored twice in the second half. Junior Dylan Lehrer scored the fi rst goal with senior Kevin Krueger getting the assist. Bunbury scored the game winner. “We started out slow, but it was nice to see the guys show a lot of character and battle back in the second half the way they did,” said Shebuski. Prior Lake was back on the field Thursday (results not available at press time) at unbeaten Burnsville (3-0-1) in a league game. The Lakers are playing host to Wayzata today (Saturday, Sept. 10), before returning to league action Tuesday, Sept. 13 at home versus Lakeville North at 5 p.m. Prior Lake plays at No. 10 Apple Valley, the two-time defending Class AA state champions, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.



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“She improved her time the most from our time trials. Mackenzie ran well too. She wants to be up there with Sam and she can be.” Prior Lake is seeking its ninth straight state berth this fall with hopes on improving on last year’s ninth-place. So winning its fi rst invite is certainly a good way to start for the perennial power. Rosemount edged the Lakers for the Section 3AA title last year, so Prior Lake will be looking to take that back as well, along with challenging for the South Suburban Conference title. Second-ranked Lakeville South is the early conference favorite. “We are right there with the top teams,” said Saad. “Can we get that top spot? If we continue to do our best and keep improving, we have a shot. “(Top-ranked) Monticello and Lakeville South are really strong,” added Saad. The Lakers were back on the trails Thursday (results not available at press time) in their fi rst 4,000-meter race, the Redbird Invitational at Montgomery Golf Course. Prior Lake will compete in the Lakeville Applejack Invitational Friday, Sept. 16 at Aronson Park at 3:30 p.m.

Johnson in 114th (19 : 3 4.8), Brinkman in 119th (19:37.1), s ophomor e Ja ke O dom i n 121st (19:46.6), sophomore Sam Houchins in (19:49.7) and senior Paul Frieler in 126th (19:56.5). “Cole looked pretty decent considering he has yet to do really hard workouts,” said Webber. “I’m being conservative with his training to make sure the knee was good to go. “The rest of the runners at Marshfield also ran great as it was a personal best for five out of our eighth runners who took the trip. The team did not score that well, but that’s fine as we always start the season slowly.” The Blaze has some time off before returning to the trails Sept. 16 in the St. Olaf Invitational at St. Olaf College in Northfield starting at 4 p.m. St. Olaf is the site of the Class AA state meet, which is Nov. 5. O’Brien took second at state last year and fi nishing fourth in 2009. The Blaze was fourth as a team last year after taking third the year before and 15th in 2008.

LAKER BOYS Meanwhile, the Prior Lake boys were well back in the pack at the Irish invite. Led by junior Jimmy White, the Lakers finished ninth out of 16 teams, scoring 264 points. Third-ranked Rosemount won the title with 45 points, well ahead of No. 7 White Bear Lake (74) and No. 9 Mounds View (100). Mahtomedi ended up fifth (111), followed by Forest Lake (120), Minnetonka (143) and Lakeville North (196). W hite, competing in his fi rst-ever cross-country race, came in 34th overall out of 128 runners on the two-mile course with a time of 10 minutes. 56.7 seconds. Senior Paul Evans ended up 45th (11:05.4), followed by senior Jackson Homstad in 51st


Prior Lake junior Jimmy White had the top finish for the Lakers at the Irish Invitational Sept. 2.

MORE ONLINE FOLLOW THE LAKERS THIS FALL AT (11:11.2), ninth-grader Shawn Doherty in 60th (11:28.8) and sophomore Cole Nielsen in 74th (11:43.6). Rounding out the Lakers’ top seven were ninth-grader Ben Garrison in 75th (11:44.8) and sophomore Adam Babcock in 87th (11:58.0). Unfortunately for the Lakers, senior Stephen Bruha did not compete and will miss the rest of the season due to a personal matter. Bruha was supposed to be the Lakers’ No. 1 runner this fall after an outstanding spring on the track where he fi nished fi fth in the 800 meters and anchored two state relays, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800. Saad said the Lakers have no choice but to simply move on. He was impressed with White’s fi rst-ever race. “Jimmy dropped a lot of time from the time trial and had a nice race,” said Saad. “Jackson was solid and Cole did pretty good. I think Cole can go faster. I just have to tell him to run faster and he’ll do it. He’s that kind of kid. Shawn also had a nice day.” The Prior Lake boys also competed in the Redbird Invite and will run at Lakeville.

Three members of the Prior Lake girls basketball team and two for the Laker boys squad were part of a photo shoot Sept. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The photo shoot was in conjunction with the 2011-12 Breakdown Boys and Girls Basketball preview publications, which is the 10th annual. Some of the top players in the state were invited to be part of one of four photo shoots across the state, which began in August. The players were from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades. Representing the Prior Lake boys team were sophomore Jon Sobaski and junior Carson Shanks, while senior Lauren Busse and juniors Deanna Busse and Tiffaney Flaata were selected from the Prior Lake girls team. For more, go to:

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

PL driver blows engine, still races at Elko Doug Brown of Prior Lake had to borrow a car to compete in the Big 8s feature race Sept. 3 at Elko Speedway. Brown blew his motor in afternoon practice and was forced to borrow the ride of Lawrence Berthiaume for the 25-lap main event. Brown ended up fourth to maintain his season points lead. Chris Marek of Lakeville won the feature, followed by Darren Wolke of Belle Plaine and Travis Stanley of Prior Lake. Other feature winners included: Joey Miller of Lakeville in Super Late Models, Ted Reuvers of Dundas in Thunder Cars, Dirk Henry of Sauk Center in Legends, Devon Schmidt of Belle Plaine in Power Stocks and Zach Schelhaas of New Prague in Mini Stocks. Racing action continues today (Saturday, Sept. 10). For more information, go to or call (952) 461-7223.

Final races at Raceway Park are Sept. 11 Kevin Beamish, Justin Kotchevar, John Lebens, Ricky Martin, Jack Purcell, Chad Walen, and Jeremy Wolff all won feature events at Shakopee’s Raceway Park Sept. 4. Beamish won the Short Trackers feature, while Kotcheaver won in Bombers. Lebens took the flag in the fi rst Figure 8’s race, while Martin won the second one. Purcell won in Mini Stocks, while Walen edged rival Adam Royle in Super Late Models. Walen carries a 10-point lead over Royle in the fi nal race of the season Sunday, Sept. 11 starting at 6 p.m. For more go to or call the (952) 445-2257.

Great Scott Cycling Club’s riding times Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join the Great Scott Cycle Club. The club rides Monday and Thursday evenings from May to October. The group leaves at 6:15 p.m. from the new cycle shop in Prior Lake (Michaela’s Cycle) next to Hooligans. There are three groups of riders to cover all levels. Helmets are required; road bikes are highly recommended. This is a social club for riding and gathering afterwards for friendship, food, drink and conversation. New members are welcome. For more information, call Al at (952) 220-4585.

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Burnsville senior Abdul Salan won the South Tigers High Invite in St. Paul Sept. 1, helping the Blaze win the team title.

BLAZE GIRLS The Burnsville girls made a quick impression in its fi rst time on the trails. Led by sophomore Vivian Hett, the Blaze ran away from the other six teams at the South High Tigers Invitational. The Blaze had three runners in the top five, including the winner. Hett won with a time of 16:03, which was one-second better than Sally Donovan of Minneapolis South. The Blaze fi nished with 38 team points, 21 better than runner-up Minneapolis South. Henry Sibley and Minneapolis Washburn both scored 70 points. Ninth-g rader Jane Koch ended up fi fth (16:38), followed by senior Rissa Lane in sixth (16:52). “I’m very happy with how the girls raced,” said Blaze coach Charlie Burnham. “They went in thinking they could win and didn’t let the hottest day of our season distract them from that goal.

Five Laker players get hoops photo shoot

Burnsville senior Rissa Lane helped the Blaze win the South Tigers High Invite Sept. 1. “We’ve got a lot of new runners this season and it was fun for them to fi nally get in a race,” added Burnham. Sophomore Katie Dennis and ninth-grader Jordan Horner were the Blaze’s fourth and fifth runners, finishing 12th (17:57) and 16th (18:32), respectively. Rounding out the Blaze’s top seven were seniors Laura Comee in 20th (18:52) and Sierra Adrian in 22nd (19:06). The Blaze was back on the trails Friday (results not available at press time) in the Faribault Invitational. Burnsville will compete in the Rochester Mayo Invitational at Eastwood Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

But Wayzata flexed its muscle from there, scoring three touchdowns before the third quarter fi nished, including a 70-yard scoring pass and a 10yard interception return. Surprisingly, the fourth quarter was scoreless after 41 points in the third. “The biggest things that hurt us were turnovers, special teams and given up too many big plays,” said Gegenheimer. “You won’t win too many games with those kinds of errors, especially against a team like Wayzata.” Both Prior Lake quarterbacks – Rooney and senior Topher Rose – had interceptions. The two combined to complete 3 of 11 passes for 115 yards. The Lakers also had a punt blocked and a costly interference penalty right before halftime. P rior Lake t rai led 19 -7 at the break, but it could have been worse if not for the strong play of its defense, led by seniors Karmichael Dunbar, Taylor Case and Jake Deavers. The Lakers held the Trojans to a pair of field goals, following a turnover and a blocked punt. It seemed like Wayzata spent most of the first half deep in Lakers’ territory. Prior Lake forced a Trojans’ field goal from 1st and goal from the 1-yard line. It also looked like Prior Lake would trail just 13-7 going into the break. But a pass interference call set up the Trojans’ second touchdown, a 19-yard run with 1:40 to go before the break. The pass interference came on a fake punt on fourth down just inside Lakers’ territory. Prior Lake opened the scoring on a 60-yard touchdown

catch from senior Jack Kaiser. He took a screen pass from Rose, broke four tackles and raced down the sideline for the score. The touchdown came on the Lakers’ first possession of the game. It was also aided by an offside penalty on the Trojans on fourth down, giving the Lakers a fi rst down as well as a new set of downs. In the second half, Prior Lake’s defense stopped Wayzata and then cut Trojans’ the lead to 19-14 when Rooney hit Arends on a 30-yard touchdown pass. Wayzata answered with a 25-yard scoring strike of its own and the third-quarter barrage of scoring was on. Junior Trevor Maxwell led the Lakers on the ground with 59 yards on seven carries, while Kaiser had 13 carries for 33 yards. Arends had two catches for 55 yards, while Kaiser had the one catch. Senior Taylor Case led the Lakers with eight tackles, along with an interception, while senior Jake Deavers and Arends both had six tackles. “I feel good about how our defense played,” said Gegenheimer. “In that heat (90 degrees at kickoff), we probably wore down a little in the second half. A team like Wayzata will do that too you. “We needed to establish the run the fi rst half and control the ball,” added Gegenheimer. “We couldn’t run it ef fectively.” Prior Lake went for its fi rst win Friday (results not available at press time) at Bloomington Jefferson in a South Suburban Conference game. The Lakers return home Friday, Sept. 16 at home versus Rosemount, the defending Section 3AAAAA champion, at 7 p.m.

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Prior Lake senior Tori Beckel sets to the net in the Lakers’ loss at Chanhassen Sept. 1.

Volleyball: Lakers fall twice on road The Prior Lake volleyball team opened the season with a pair of sweeps at home. But the Lakers stumbled in their last two on the road, losing in five games at Faribault Sept. 6 and falling in four games at Chanhassen Sept. 1. Against Faribault, the Lakers won two of the fi rst three games (25-22, 19-25, 2523). But Prior Lake couldn’t close the match out, falling 25-20 and 15-13 in the fi nal two. Against Chanhassen, the Lakers lost the first game (25-16) and won the second (25-19). But the Storm rolled in the fi nal two (25-9, 25-11). S e n i o r M e l i s s a Va n Benthuysen finished with 22 kills in the loss to Faribault, while senior Jayme Lubansky had 17. Senior A lex McGraw had 27 set assists, while senior Tori Beckel fi nished with 24. Lubansky and sophomore Lexy Wi l liams each had three blocks. Ninth-grader Brittany Luethmers and sophomore Libby McGraw each had 23 digs. Prior Lake returned to the court Thursday at home versus Edina (results not available at press time). Prior Lake opens the conference season T uesday, Sept. 13 versus No. 2-ranked Lakeville North at 7 p.m.

Girls swimming: PL wins first two duals T he P r ior L a ke g i rl s swimming won seven of 12 events in a 98-86 home over Lakeville North in a South Suburban Conference dual meet Sept. 6. Prior Lake opened the season with a 99-76 win at Apple Valley Sept. 1. Against Lakeville North, junior Alex Yaeger won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 14.26 seconds and the 500 freestyle (5:15.10). She was also part of the winning 200 medley relay with junior Sarah Heskin, senior Melanie O’Neil and sophomore Monica Banasikowski (1:55.96). The 200 freestyle team of Banasikowski, sophomores Elizabeth Cunningham and Kendra Lair and eighthgrader Lauren Harris was also a winner (1:42.50). Sophomore Taylor Dessler captured the 100 backstroke (1:03.53), while Cunningham won the 200 freestyle (1:59.10) and Banasikowski won the 100 breaststroke (1:12.63). Against Apple Valley, the Lakers’ 200 medley relay team of O’Neil, Yaeger, Heskin and Banasikowski won (2:00.19). The winning 200 freestyle was Banasikowski, Yaeger, Harris and Lair (1:43.91), while the 400 free team consisted of Yaeger, Lair, Dessler and Cunningham (3:52.63). Ya e g e r a l s o w o n t h e 100 freestyle (56.07), while Lair won the 200 freestyle (2 : 02.43). Harris won the 100 butterfly (1:04.06), while Cunningham was victorious in the 500 freestyle (5:25.14) and Heskin won the 100 backstroke (1:04.73). S en ior Syd ney Noter mann won diving with 160.45 points. The Lakers are home versus Bloomington Kennedy Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.


Netters keep the focus Lakers open with seven straight wins

Blaze wins twice to get over .500



The Prior Lake girls team remained perfect on the fi rst day of school. The Lakers easily swept all three doubles matches en route to a 6-1 non-conference home win over Holy Angels Sept. 6. Prior Lake improved to 7-0 on the year, including a 5-2 win at Eastview in a South Suburban Conference match Sept. 1. The Lakers took a 3-0 league mark into their conference match versus Lakeville North Thursday (results not available at press time). Prior Lake is on the road Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Lakeville South and returns home Sept. 15 to face Apple Valley. Both conference matches start at 3:30 p.m. “(Eighth-grader) Chloe Hall lost a tough three set match at No. 1 singles, but otherwise we were able to win fairly easily against a good (Holy Angels) team in our section,” said Lakers coach Kris Rosborough. “The girls all did a good job of staying focused and playing smart on the fi rst day of school, which can be a difficult day to play a match on.” The Lakers didn’t lose a set in doubles play. In fact, they lost just five total games. Junior Savanna Petersen and eighth-grader Grayce Petersen rolled at No. 1 (6-2, 6-2), while seniors Alex Fasking and Caitlyn Gengler had no trouble at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0). Sophomore Nikki Henderson and eighthgrader Sydney Soeffker cruised at the third spot (6-0, 6-1). In singles, seventh-grader Savanna Crowell won at No. 2 (6-2, 6-3), followed by wins at No. 3 from ninth-grader Dani Keller (6-3, 6-0) and at No. 4 from sophomore Sarah Henderson (6-1, 6-0). Hall lost 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Against Eastview, the Lakers were able to remain focused in the 90-degree heat and one day after beating Eagan 6-1. The Wildcats are the defending Section 3AA champs. “We had to battle hard, but we came away with another win,” said Rosborough. “Eastview is a strong team and we did not play our best. But in the end it is about fi nding a way to win even when you aren’t playing your best. “I think it was hard for a lot of the girls to come off such a high from (the win over Eagan) and remember we still had a really tough match,” added Rosborough. “In the end, it will be a positive that we had that

The Burnsville girls tennis team forged over the .500 mark with a non-conference win Sept. 6. The Blaze swept all three doubles matches en route to a 6-1 win at Farmington. The Blaze improved to 3-2 on the year and is 1-2 in the South Suburban Conference following its 6-1 win at Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 1. “It was a good, solid win for us,” Blaze coach Ben Stapp said of beating Jefferson. Stapp’s team went for its second league win Thursday (results not available at press time) at Blooming ton Kennedy. The Blaze returns home Tuesday, Sept. 13 to face Apple Valley in a league match, plays at South St. Paul the following day and returns home Thursday, Sept. 15 to take on Eagan. All three matches start at 3:30 p.m. The Burnsville Invitational is also set for Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 9 a.m. Teams in the field are: Shakopee, Henry Sibley and Holy Angels. Meanwhile, in the Blaze’s six wins versus Farmington, it didn’t lose a set. The one loss was at No. 4 singles where senior Toni Carlstrom fell in three sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-3). At No. 1 singles, junior Emily Wollmuth rolled to a 6-4, 7-6 win, while senior Rachel Raden won at No. 2 (6-2, 6-4) and senior Brita Preus won at the third spot (6-3, 6-2). In doubles, the Blaze’s No. 1 team of senior Anne Beckel and Miki Samz won (7-5, 6-1), while the No. 2 team of juniors Sarah Davidson and Jessica Nagel rolled (6-0, 6-1) as did the No. 3 team of senior McKenna Stebbins and junior Sydney Zimmer (6-4, 6-1). Against Jefferson, the Blaze swept all four singles matches. Wollmuth won at No. 1 singles (7-6, 6-4), while Raden won at No. 2 (6-7, 6-1, 6-4). At the third spot, Preus won easily (6-1, 6-4), while Carlstrom won at No. 4 (6-1, 7-6). In doubles, the Blaze’s No. 2 team of Davidson and JNagel won in straight sets (6-0, 7-5), while the No. 3 team of Zimmer and Stebbins won in three sets (2-6, 7-6, 6-4). At No. 1 doubles, the Blaze’s team of Beckel and Samz lost by default. Stapp said the match was retired early due to the weather (90-degree heat).


Prior Lake junior Savanna Petersen won at No. 1 doubles in the Lakers’ 6-1 over Holy Angels Sept. 6.

Burnsville junior Emily Wollmuth won at No. 1 singles in the Blaze’s 6-1 win at Farmington Sept. 6. situation to deal with because now the girls know not to think ahead too much or look past good teams.” A g a i n st E a st v iew, w i nning in doubles were the No. 1 team of Savanna Petersen and Grayce Petersen (6-0, 6-2), the No. 2 team of Fasking and Gengler (6-7, 6-1, 6-1) and the No.

3 team of Soeffker and Nikki Henderson (6-3, 6-4). In singles, sophomore Dani Keller won in three sets at No. 3 (6-7, 7-5, 7-6), while Sarah Henderson rolled at No. 4 (6-4, 6-0). Crowell lost for the fi rst time this season at No. 2 singles (6-4, 6-3), while Hall fell at No. 1 (6-2, 6-3).



The Burnsville girls swimming team has won more events than of each of its competitors in its fi rst two South Suburban Conference dual meets this fall. But the Blaze lost both of them – 93-77 at home Sept. 6 to Lakeville South and 92-86 on the road at Eastview Sept. 1. Meanwhile, Burnsville will be out the services of sophomore standout Alexis Dobrzynski, who is out six weeks with an injured ankle she suffered before the Lakeville South dual. Dobrzynski was a state entrant last year in the 100-yard backstroke and was on two state relays. The good news is the girls swimming season is the longest off all the fall sports ending right before Thanksgiv-


ing with the state meet. So Dobrzynski should be back with enough time to get herself in shape and be a factor down the stretch for the Blaze. The Blaze will get some time off before its next conference dual – at Eagan Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Burnsville will compete in a non-conference dual at Moorhead the following day. I n t he loss to L a kevi l le South, the Blaze won seven events to the Cougars’ four. Junior A nna El ling and eighth-grader Angela Le each won two individual events. Le won the 200 freestyle with a


Burnsville junior Scott McNulty controls the ball in the Blaze’s 3-0 win at Rosemount Sept. 6.

Boys soccer: Blaze remains unbeaten The Burnsville boys soccer team stayed unbeaten with an explosive second half Sept. 6. The Blaze scored three times in the fi nal 40 minutes to win its South Suburban Conference opener – 3-0 at Rosemount. The Blaze took a 3 - 0 -1 mark at home versus Prior Lake in a conference game Thursday (results not available at press time). “Each game is a test and right now we are passing them,” said Blaze coach Bill Toranza. A gai nst Rosemou nt, Toranza said it took his team a half to get used to slower playing conditions. The grass at Rosemount was a little longer than the slick artificial turf the Blaze plays on at home. “It took us a while to adjust,” said Toranza. “You have to deal with whatever conditions you are dealt with, but our timing was off in the fi rst half.” Blaze senior goalie Dan Nimtz kept the game scoreless in the fi rst half before the Blaze’s offense broke out. He earned his second shutout of the year. Burnsvil le scored two goals in free kicks. Junior Luis Garcia got the fi rst one from about 25 yards out. He hooked the ball high and into the upper corner of the net. “That ball bended around caught the upper corner,” said Toranza. “It was a beautiful goal.” Garcia assisted on the second goal, scored by junior Scott McNulty. Senior Eduarda Perez put the game out of reach scoring on a free kick. Burnsville plays host to St. Michael-Albertville in a non-league game Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. and then returns to leag ue action Sept. 13 at Lakeville South at 5 p.m.

Volleyball: Blaze suffers first defeat

Battles won, not the dual Blaze wins seven events in its first two duals, but drops both



Burnsville senior Julia Kramer swims the breaststroke leg in the 200 individual medley in the Blaze’s dual with Lakeville South Sept. 6. time of 2 minutes, .96 seconds and the 100 butterfly (1:01.48). Elling won the 200 individual medley (2:13.62) and the 100 freestyle (55.53). Senior Teresa DiGregorio captu red t he 5 0 0 freestyle (5:34.09) and was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.25). DiGregorio, Elling and Le, along with junior Kelly Below, won the 200 medley relay (1:58.45), while Elling, Le, ninth-g rader Sarah Jacob son and eighth-grader Sidney Christopherson captured the 200 freestyle relay (1:46.74). The Blaze’s 400 freestyle relay of Christopherson, Bellow, Jacobson and DiGregorio was second (4:09.19). Senior Julia Kramer ended up second in the 100 backstroke (1:08.81), while Bellow was third in the 50 freestyle (28.01).

Against Eastview, the Blaze also won seven events with Elling and Le again winning twice. Elling captured the 200 freestyle (1:59.90) and the 500 freestyle (5:20.22), while Le won the 100 butterfly (59.74) and the 50 freestyle (25.22). DiGregorio won the 200 individual medley (2:21.31) and was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.99). Elling, DiGregorio, Le and Dobrzynski made up the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.99), while Le, Elling, Dobrzynski and Christopherson won the 400 freestyle relay (3:53.35). The Blaze’s 200 freestyle team of Christopherson, DiGregorio, Jacobson and Below took second (1:50.31). Kramer finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:10.13).

The Burnsville volleyball team wasn’t on top of its game in its non-conference match Sept. 6. The Blaze (2-1) sniffed the Class AAA state poll, receiving some votes for the top 10. But after a losing at home in three games to Chaska (2518, 25-22, 25-20), those votes may be lost when the next poll comes out. But polls don’t matter in September and the Blaze certainly isn’t going to panic after one match. The Blze is playing in the two day Marshall Invitational, which began Friday and ends today (Saturday, Sept. 10). Burnsville opens South Suburban Conference play T uesday, Sept. 15 at No. 5-ranked Lakeville South at 7 p.m. Against Chaska, senior Alli Butler led the Blaze in the loss with 10 kills, adding 12 assists and six digs. Senior Camille Benson and sophomore Greta Geist each led with eight digs, while sophomore Lauren Randall had six. Randall also had seven kills, while junior Nicole Mehr had five and junior Nikki Brolin had four.

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The Velvet Tones, Senior Adult Community Chorus, began its 15th season Sept. 7. This non-audition chorus, directed by professional musician Rich Clausen, is composed of 70 members. Sponsored by Apple Valley Parks and Recreation and Community Education, School District 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, the chorus presents over 30 shows annually throughout the metropolitan

area. Rehearsals take place at the Hayes Community and Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 a.m. Membership dues are $ 20 per year plus members pay a one-time $25 uniform fee. New performance vests are being acquired for the upcoming season. For more information, call Velvet Tones at (952) 432-1081 or send an email to velvettones@

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Savage Social Club sets fall schedule T he Savage Socia l Club meets for coffee and conversation every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center, 13550 Dakota Ave. S. Supported by the city of Savage, the Savage Social Club is a volunteer-based effort aimed at individuals age 50 and older – although all are welcome to attend meetings and events. I Sept. 13: Local insurance specialist Roxanne Nelson will lead a session called “Medicare – What You Can Expect,� and will answer questions. I Sept. 21: The Savage Social Club will join Club Prior on a trip to Turtle Lake Casino in Wisconsin. Bus leaves Club Prior at 8 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for Prior Lake

residents and $15 for all others. Registration deadline is Sept. 13. Call (952) 447-9783. I Sept. 27: A certified fi nancial planner will lead a session called “How to Plan for the Certainty of Uncertainty,� and will cover the basics of personal asset protection. I Sept. 28: St. John’s Church in Savage is sponsoring a fall field trip to Duluth, which includes lunch at Grandma’s in Canal Park and a visit to the Prayer Walk at St. Benedict’s parish. Bus leaves St. John’s parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m. Cost is $41 and includes deluxe motor coach ride and lunch. For more information, call Jim Rylander at (952) 890-9465, ext. 114. Space is limited.


Oct. 11: Michael Smith of Larkin Hoffman Law Firm will teach individuals how to preserve their wealth, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and delays of probate. I Oct. 13: The Savage Social Club will join Club Prior on a Mississippi River Boat Trip. Bus will leave Club Prior at 9:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Cost includes bus and lunch, and is $46 for Prior Lake residents and $51 for all others. Registration due by Sept. 1. Call (952) 4479783. Space is limited. I Oct. 21: The Scott County Senior Expo will be held at Shakopee High School. A variety of senior-related programs begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is due by Oct. 17 with a fee

of $10 (includes lunch). For more information, call (952) 233-9508. I Nov. 15: Savage City Administrator Barry Stock will lead a session called “What Are Your City Services Really Worth?� and will present the facts related to how tax bills translate into the services received from the city. I Nov. 29: Savage Deputy Fire Chief John Babin will discuss potential home fire hazards and teach ways to prevent home fi res. I Dec. 6: An experienced individual from National Camera Exchange will answer questions about the best cameras and attachments to use to capture upcoming holiday events and winter vacations.

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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: December 23, 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 : $156,663.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Ryan M. Bartlett, a single man MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 20, 2005 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 686259 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-15 Dated: May 07, 2011 Recorded: May 11, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A880123 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10001570004601265-0 Lender or Broker: America’s Wholesale Lender Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. - Plano, TX Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 4939 Bluff Heights Trl SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372-3060 Tax Parcel ID Number: 25.402081.0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 15, Block 3, Timber Crest Park, CIC No. 1118, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $151,303.88 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: September 20, 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 March 20, 2012, or the next business day if March 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: August 06, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-15 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: 021569F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3, 10, 2011; No. 2865) 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 09, 2006 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $151,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Walleece Sharon Dobson and Kelly Dobson, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: September 11, 2006 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 179280 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Dated: August 11, 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: 100062604701559041 Lender or Broker: Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Ap-

plicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 43995.0 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 2840 Spring Lake Rd SW, Prior Lake, MN 553722332 Tax Parcel ID Number: 251330594 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 7, Block 37, TOWNSITE OF SPRING LAKE, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the recorded plat thereof, and the northwesterly 5.00 feet of Lot 8, Block 37, of said plat and that part of the vacated Eighth Street in said plat described as follows: Beginning at the most northerly corner of Lot 7, Block 37, TOWNSITE OF SPRING LAKE, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the recorded plat thereof; thence northwesterly along the northwesterly extension of the northeasterly line of said Lot 7, a distance of 30.0 feet to the centerline of said vacated Eighth Street; thence southwesterly along said centerline to the intersection with the northerly rightof-way of County Road 12; thence southeasterly along the northerly right-of-way of County 12 to the intersection with the northwesterly extension of the southwesterly line of said Lot 7; thence southeasterly along said northwesterly extension to the most westerly corner of Lot 7; thence northeasterly along the northwesterly line of said Lot 7 to the point of beginning. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $149,141.41 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; 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: October 11, 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 April 11, 2012, or the next business day if April 11, 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: August 27, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: GMAC 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: 021452F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, August 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2011; No. 2886) 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 01, 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 : $200,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Molly K Murillo, a single woman MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: November 22, 2005 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T172581 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Home Equity Asset Trust 2005-8, Home Equity Pass-through Certificates, Series 2005-8 Dated: September 20, 2010 Registered: October 04, 2010 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 205153 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: 100056400720513301 Lender or Broker: Home Loan Corporation dba Expanded Mortgage Credit Residential Mortgage Servicer: Select Portfolio Servicing Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 35765 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 9390 Country Dr, Prior Lake, MN 55372-2200 Tax Parcel ID Number: 26-

016005-1 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 1, Country Court Addition, Scott County, Minnesota, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles in and for said County and State. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $246,166.39 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: October 18, 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 April 18, 2012, or the next business day if April 18, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: September 03, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Home Equity Asset Trust 2005-8, Home Equity Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-8 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: 017013F02 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 3, 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 2011; No. 2887) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 20, 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 : $222,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): T homas Johnson, a single man and Sherry M. Odenthal, a single woman MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 03, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A731489 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Dated: June 22, 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: 100133700012463264 Lender or Broker: Countrywide Bank, N.A. Residential Mortgage Servicer: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 803 3rd St NE, New Prague, MN 56071-2119 Tax Parcel ID Number: 24014002-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Busch Subdivision No. 1, City of New Prague, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $267,907.49 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: September 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 March 06, 2012, or the next business day if March 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: July 23, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. 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: 017804F02 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011; No. 2855) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for September 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to November 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: August 26, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger with BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. 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: 017804F02 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10, 2011; No. 2889)

OR’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: June 18, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Aurora Loan Services, 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: 020436F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, June 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2011; No. 2814) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for August 02, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to August 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: July 29, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Aurora Loan Services, 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: 020436F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, August 13, 2011; No. 2872) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for August 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to September 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: August 29, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Aurora Loan Services, 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: 020436F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10, 2011; No. 2890)

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 18, 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 : $324,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): John Horner and Mindy Horner, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: December 15, 2005 Scott County Recorder Document Number: 723883 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Aurora Loan Services, LLC Dated: April 26, 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: 100025440002838115 Lender or Broker: Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB Residential Mortgage Servicer: Aurora Loan Services, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 9148 Windsor Ave, Savage, MN 55378-2168 Tax Parcel ID Number: 26246029-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 5, Hamilton Hills 2nd Addition, according to the recorded plat thereof AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $311,891.98 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: August 02, 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 February 02, 2012, or the next business day if February 02, 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 MORTGAG-

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 09, 2003 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 : $190,000.00 M O RT G AG O R ( S ) : S t ew a r t Ward and Jeanne Ward, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 09, 2004 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A641206 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificate Holders of CWABS 2004-02 Dated: May 08, 2006 Recorded: June 02, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 740780 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: 100267400002524591 Lender or Broker: American Equity Mortgage, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 7374 Windsor Dr N, Shakopee, MN 55379-8059 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27271007-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 3, Block 2, Southbridge 3rd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $281,951.30 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: September 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 March 06, 2012, or the next business day if March 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: July 23, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 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: 021020F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2011; No. 2854) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for September 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to October 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: August 30, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the benefit of the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-2 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: 021020F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10, 2011; No. 2891) 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 16, 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 : $179,700.00 MORTGAGOR(S): David R. Lofgren, a single man MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: November 27, 2007 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 187587 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Provident Funding Associates, L.P. Dated: June 20, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10001793517110010-6 Lender or Broker: Provident Funding Associates, L.P. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Provident Funding Associates Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 45208 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1634 Liberty Cir # 2108, Shakopee, MN 553794594 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27340147-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit No. 2108, CIC No. 1098, Providence Pointe Condominiums, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $177,915.82 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: July 26, 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 January 26, 2012, or the next business day if January 26, 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

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Leaving the world a better place Group celebrates first year as a chapter; focuses on community service, personal growth and fellowship



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The Savage Area Women of Today recently celebrated its first birthday as a chapter, but rather than indulging in gifts of their own, the members rounded up party supplies and created 24 birthday bags for the CAP Agency food shelf that included cake mix, frosting, balloons, plates and napkins – all the ingredients for a child’s birthday party. And in the last year, they’ve packed craft kits, meals and laundry detergent, collected school supplies, books and purses, and raised money for a variety of organizations. In between all of that they’ve gathered for family craft activities, had picnics, experienced guided meditation, gone shopping and held monthly chapter meetings. Giving back is part of the group’s mission statement, along with personal growth and fellowship, and those qualities embody how each of the women strives to be on a daily basis. Especially founder Stacy Pearson. The resident of Savage became a member of the Eden Prairie chapter in 2003 when she lived in the city. She served as chapter president and even became involved at the state level with the Minnesota Women of Today. Last year her daughter started kindergarten in Prior Lake and Pearson found herself participating less in the Eden Prairie chapter because of the drive. “I wanted to start serving my local community,” said Pearson. “I wanted to start something here and meet more people right here in my community.” So she did, and on Aug. 31, 2010, the Savage Area Women of Today became an official chapter. “I’ve always been a volunteer. I was part of a scouting family when I was young and in college I was involved in organizations that gave back,” said Pearson. “I missed that. I wanted to give back again.”


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of Today is a chapter of the Minnesota Women of Today, which is a member of the United States Women of Today. It’s nonpolitical and nonreliStacy gious, and it’s Pearson been around for 55 years. Most of the 22 members of the local group are from Savage, Prior Lake and Burnsville, but a few travel from Shakopee and Eagan as well. “There are no official boundaries,” said Pearson. “But we serve the communities in and around Savage.” Pearson especially likes the Women of Today organization because “there’s no commitment to any one cause or any one thing.” Instead, chapters are invited to choose the organizations they want to help and decide as a group what upcoming activities to participate in. “We like to try different service projects that help out our community,” said Pearson. “If a members comes to us and says their really passionate about something and it meets with our mission, we’ll probably try it out.” Briana Capra lives in Savage and serves as president. She learned about the Minnesota Women of Today three years ago at a women’s expo when she gave the organization her name and told them if there was ever a local chapter she wanted to be involved. “A year ago I didn’t know any of these women,” Capra said, gesturing to a table full of members assembling birthday bags. “I’m making new friends and making a difference.” Julie Briggs of Prior Lake enjoyed the group’s recent trip to Feed My Starving Children where they packaged meals to be sent to malnourished children around the world. Cindy Spencer lives in Apple Valley and recently moved to Minnesota from Mississippi. She attended her first meeting with Kathy Roth of Burnsville. “I told Cindy that since she’s new to the area, this would be a great way to make friends and give back to the community,” said Roth. “It can be hard to break into a group of friends.” Roth likes that participation is at each

Past give-back projects Be Bold, Be Bald: Held event to raise money for cancer research Clutch for a Cause: Collected purses for an organization that resells the purses to raise funds to assist single parents Craft Kits for Camp GetA-Wella: Repacked craft kits for organization that provides a camp experience to kids in the hospital Feed My Starving Children: Packed meals to be sent to malnourished children around the world Packing for a Purpose: Repacked powdered laundry detergent into five-load bags for the local food shelf Relay for Life: Joined as a team to benefit Scott County Relay for Life Teacher Supply Collection: Collected school supplies for teachers in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District Un-Birthday Party: Celebrated their first anniversary by creating birth gift bags for the CAP Agency

Get involved Learn more about the Savage Area Women of Today by attending a chapter meeting Time: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month Location: Savage American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave. S. Info: Email savageareawt@ or visit http://

member’s discretion. “Members are not required to participate in every activity,” she said. “You make it fit into your life.”

UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Sept. 16: Feed My Starving Children - volunteer from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Chanhassen location I Monday, Sept. 19: Fall Community Fest – visit the Savage Area Women of Today booth between 6 and 8:30 p.m. at Prior Lake High School I Friday, Oct. 21: Be Bold, Be Bald – raise money for cancer research at Buffalo Tap I


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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: June 11, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Provident Funding Associates, L.P. 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: 020821F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, June 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 2011; No. 2812) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for July 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to September 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: July 25, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Provident Funding Associates, L.P. 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: 020821F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, July 30, 2011; No. 2863) NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The above referenced sale scheduled for September 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM has been postponed to September 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota in said County and State. DATED: September 01, 2011

ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Provident Funding Associates, L.P. 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: 020821F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10, 2011; No. 2892) City of Savage Notice of Hearing Amendments to Savage Zoning Ordinance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Savage, Scott County, Minnesota will meet in the Council Chambers of the Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Thursday September 22, 2011, to consider amendments to various sections of the Savage Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendments are available for review at City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and express their opinions with respect to these amendments. Date: August 29, 2011 /s/ Terri Dill Terri Dill, Senior Planner (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10, 2011; No. 2888) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: August 26, 2011 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required as a consumer protection, in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Alterations By Katy 2. State the address of the prin-

cipal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box: 4576 W 131st St., Savage, MN 55378 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Attach additional sheet(s) if necessary: Katherine Dean – 4576 W 131st St., Savage, MN 55378 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Signature: Katherine Dean Katherine Dean - Contact Person 952-894-4492 Date: 8-17-2011 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 10 and 17, 2011; No. 2893)

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2 BR, 1 BA, kitchen, living room and porch. Selling price $89,100. Dave.... 952-484-9048

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3286 sq ft commercial bldg, $109,900. New home, 3 car garage, $154,900. 24 acres of farmland, $109,900. 2-1/2 acre lots, $39,900-$69,900. Cabin on Spring Lake, $239,900. Randy Kubes Realtor 612-599-7440


2 Shift Shop Help. Applicants should be: Experienced, clean driving record. Towing experience gets more pay. $10+ starting. Taking applications at: 4805 Dakota St. Prior Lake. For more information call; 952-447-5286

Allure Salon, adding 10am-3pm, M-F shift for experienced motivated sylist & PT Nail Tech. 952-496-3331, Bonnie

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

House for sale: 9875 Spring Rd, EP $324,700 952-240-8940

Real Estate Bargains


Welders Chart Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of standard and custom engineered products and systems for a wide variety of cryogenic and heat transfer applications. Chart's New Prague MN manufacturing campus is a 27-acre site with over 275,000-sq. ft. of heavy manufacturing space. Presently, Chart has immediate openings for Welders on our night shift. Primary job responsibilities will include performing complex and critical welding operations on various metals using Flux-core, TIG, MIG and Sub-arc Welding. The ideal candidate shall have a high school diploma, vocational welding program certificate or equivalent welding experience and the ability to read and interpret drawings and weld symbols. Chart's fast track to a rewarding career includes a competitive compensation and benefits program. If you are interested in the challenge please apply in person, call or send your resume and/or application to:

Chart Inc. 407 7th Street NW New Prague, MN 56071 EOE

Farmland for Sale & Wanted. Randy Kubes, Realtor... 612-599-7440

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

30 years experience

Steve Jenness

cell 612-418-2277

fax 952-447-1211



612-250-6035 Lic # 20292641, Insured & Bonded

Residential, Commercial, Homeowner Associations, and Property Managers

We specialize in all of your Repair Needs! Member of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce


Over 19 Years Experience Licensed and Insured

Basements • Room Additions Complete Home Remodeling Decks/Porches



JC's Remodeling Co.

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

Remodeling, basements, kitchen, bathrooms, decks, drywall/painting



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

*Lower Level Finishing *Decks & Exteriors

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

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

Mike 952-442-1308 Lic#20219985 Ins

Stone Work New

Gerald Fugate, 18 yrs exp. lic#20636523CR Ins.

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

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

Chimney Repairs Free Estimates Licensed Insured

Lebens Masonry

952-233-1099 Lowell Russell Concrete


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

Blue Skies Window Cleaning, LLC • Free Estimates • 14 years experience • The Residential expert! • Insured

Luke 952-467-2447 952-496-2609. Time To Shine. 17 years, licensed, insured. Call Sheila.

~ PARAMOUNT REMODELING, INC. ~ Where Your Dreams Are Paramount


Brick Work

Big Enough To Help~Small Enough To Care

*Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling *Distinctive Hardwood Flooring


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

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

A Clean House= Big smiles. Experienced, Responsible, References. 952-361-6237

Custom Cleaning. Housecleaning done your way. Call Nancy, 952-820-5245





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

Feel free to text, call 8/14or Email Andy, 612-221-1849

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


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

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

DRIVEWAYS Radloff & Weber Blacktopping Inc.

Free Estimates Driveways, Parking Lots

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



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

~Since 1971~ Free Estimates

You’re #1 when you place your ad in the Classified

or call 952-345-3003

ELECTRICAL #Priority Electric Inc. Licensed- Bonded- Insured. No job too small. 952-403-9200 A Licensed Master Electrician at your service Scheffler Electric, Inc. 952-758-3561

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POWERTECH Electric. Local. Owner operated. Licensed, insured, clean. Rich: 952-292-8683

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

952-440-WOOD (9663)

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

952-469-5713 952-426-2790

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

LANDSCAPING Country Trail Tree Moving & Landscaping Service/Tree Sales Boulder Walls

952-492-6289 952-292-2050

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THE HAIR MATE At 16203 Main. Ave., downtown Prior Lake. WANTS YOU IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED BEAUTICIAN/ HAIR STYLIST, BARBER/ STYLIST & MANICURIST/ PEDICURIST. Self-employed status only. Also for rent- small office space @16197 Main Ave., PL, $500/mth. Call Gina Tupy 612-616-5550 or Harry Tupy 612-720-6201.

Mechanic Position Elite Waste Disposal is seeking to fill a position for a 2nd shift Mechanic. Ideal candidate would possess: *Heavy truck mechanic exp. or equivalent schooling *Be D.O.T. certified. (Not required) *Class A license *Must have your own tools *Be willing to work from 1:00-9:30 p.m. M-F Please send resume:

POLICE OFFICER The Shakopee Police Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be POST licensed or have taken and passed the POST exam by November 1, 2011. Hiring Range: $4,146 to $5,183 per month, DOQ. Application Deadline: September 23, 2011. Obtain application from the City of Shakopee at or (952) 233 9320. EOE. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837.

ROUTE DRIVER Allied Waste Services seeks FT Route Drivers for residential routes in the Twin City area and suburbs. WE OFFERExcellent pay Advancement opportunities Benefits-including medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, long-term disability, shortterm disability, health spending account, dependent spending account, 401k, uniforms, paid holidays, personal and vacation time APPLICANT MUST POSSESClass B (CDL) license w/Air Brake Endorsement Excellent driving record High School Diploma or equivalent Stable employment history 1 year commercial driving experience Knowledge of Twin Cities area and suburbs Excellent communication skills Physical ability to lift 45+# repeatedly Position requires strenuous physical labor with 45+ hours per week in all kinds of weather. Candidate must pass DOT physical and drug screen as well as assessment for essential physical job skills. If you are interested in joining our team, stop in and fill out an application, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Applications accepted through September 19, 2011.

9813 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55347 An Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v



ASSEMBLY 2nd shift

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE Real Estate Career Excellent Potential Fast Growth

We are looking for a large number of people to work in a cold room environment packaging food items. Excellent opportunity for extra money over the next four Holiday months. Apply ASAP for immediate placement!!! Team Personnel Services Shakopee 952-746-3346

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

Carpenters/ Framing. Apprentice & lead position. FT year-round, SW Metro. Mark: 612-6854966

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

Store Management & Crew Members Opportunities Available Now hiring for a full time Store Manager Position. Stores are located in the Shakopee and Bloomington areas. Please call Michelle at 952.653.2192 for interested inquiries. WE OFFER: Flexible scheduling Opportunity to run your own store Competitive pay Pleasant atmosphere Multi-store opportunities


Deli Manager Full Time Radermacher's Fresh Market is accepting applications for 2 Full Time Deli Management positions in our Jordan and Le Center locations. Outgoing, energetic, & organized candidates with Retail Food Service, Sales and Management experience preferred. Weekends & some evenings are required. Great pay & benefits available for the right individual. Applications & resumes can be submitted to:

by fax 952-403-5926 or in person.

Framing, Siding and Window carpenters wanted with all levels of experience. Positions are full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to: jobs@carpentry

Full-Time Next Steps is hiring aides, assistants, lead teachers. Send resumes to: info@nextsteps

NOW HIRING! FT Account Executive Looking for a self motivated, self starter to service and grow accounts in the Scott and Carver County Area. Duties include, but are not limited to maintaining existing accounts, building new accounts, commercial script writing, and marketing the radio station through community events. Please send resume for consideration by 9/16/2011 to GM, Kristin Guerrette at

No phone calls please Ingstad Mediactive is an Equal Opportunity Employer


for Receptionist/CSR growing insurance agency. Full time front desk position, Insurance experience helpful. Send resume Attn: Brad Billings State Farm Insurance 421 1st Ave E Shakopee MN 55379

Trailer mechanic wanted. Full time dayshift $15.-$19 pr/hr, DOQ. Benefits including medical insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA with match, uniforms. Drivers license and tools required. Please fax or email resume to SMH 763-767-3064 763-767-7342

Part-Time Looking for Massage Therapist to work at Canterbury Park. Chair massage in Poker room “No chair required” Need 100 hours of schooling. Must be honest and self motivated, flexible hours, call: Connie 952-250-3899 Male PCA position available in Chaska. Call Sheila 651-7892299

NAR's .7 fte – all shifts 5 p.m – 9 p.m. Please apply online at: www.stgertrudes EEOC

NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train

A New Career Carver County office: Are you fun and outgoing? Take the real estate style test and find out if a real estate career is right for you.

Wyn Ray 952-556-1750

Starting wage $13.25 an hour DOE No dui's, must have class d license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899

Positions available at a private golf club in Eden Prairie. Server positions, banquet and a la carte. Previous fine dining experience a plus. $12-16 per hour based on experience. Employee meal per shift. Stop in to fill out an application, 952-941-6262 for directions.

Loan Processor State Bank of Belle Plaine has an immediate opening for an experienced Loan Processor. The qualified applicant should possess a minimum of 3 years banking experience in loan processing in all areas of lending including Consumer, Commercial, Ag and Real Estate. Familiarity with Laser Pro loan documentation software preferred. Must be willing to work Saturday rotation. Other requirements include: 10-key proficiency, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, & strong prioritization and problem solving skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.

PT Substitute Health Assistant, LPN for Shakopee School District. Requires LPN license and CPR certification. Full description and directions on how to apply can be found by visiting:

Please call or stop in to receive an employment application. 201 W Main St PO Box 87 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Tel. 952-873-2296

and referring to posting number 1289.

JORDAN TRANSFORMER, LLC Substation Transformer Repair/Remanufacturing since 1973, now hiring the following position:

Schools bus drivers, will train. PT. Family owned business operating for PL/Savage Schools. Perfect for homemakers & retirees. 952-440-2382

Controls Electrician Supervisor Inquiries must have an electrical background in circuitry, switches and relays, wiring control power panels, able to understand schematics, volt and ohm meters, blueprints as well as experience with conduit running; and previous supervisory skills. Jordan Transformer offers a clean and safe work environment with competitive wages, 401K plan and medical package. Inquiries send complete resume with wage expectations to: Jordan Transformer, LLC, Attn: Human Resource Dept 1000 Syndicate Street Jordan, Minnesota 55352

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



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LAWNS ARE US C r e a t e s D i s t i n c t i v e O u td o o r L i v i n g X Complete

Landscape & Irrigation Services Block Walls, Paver Driveway, Patios X Drainage Correction X Lakeshore Restoration X Complete Irrigation Winterization X Aeration & Over Seeding X Dethatch & Fall Clean-Up X Boulder,


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

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

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



#1 Schieber Outdoor Services LawncareLandscaping. Commercial Residential. Senior Discount. Joe: 952-2924445 612-275-2574. AJ's Tree & Lawn Service LLC. Trimming & removal. Licensed, insured. 952-445-1812 Paul Bunyan Tree Service. Tree Removal and Trimming. www.paulbunyantree AA Tree Removal/ trimming/ firewood/ brush hauling, stump grinding. Steve, 952-445-5239

Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs

Schmidt and Son Lawn Care Aerating Leaf clean-up Mowing for 2012 Contracts

Free estimates




Landscape Services 952 445-0663


Landscaping Design, Build, Maintain XWater Problems resolved XSprinkler Systems XRock/Mulch/Edger XTrees & Shrubs XBrick Pavers XRetainingWalls Over 30 yrs of quality workmanship Visit our website:

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

952-292-2261 Premiere One Landscapes



References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes


NEED HANDYMAN? Little Job Expert! For all the odd jobs needing Attention!!! Painting: • Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry: • Basements • Bathrooms • Ceramic Tile • Sheet Rock & Taping Dennis 952-334-1755 952-445-9034

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

We Haul Moving New Prague


Credit Cards Accepted


A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor

You Call - We Haul

Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates


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

PAINT/WALLPAPER Handy Home Repair Service, Inc. Any Task... Just Ask




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

No wall too small

651-480-3400 Family owned since 1979

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

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

ROOFING KREUSER ROOFING, INC. •Roofing •Siding •Windows

952-882-8888 Call today for your Free Inspection! Family Owned & Operated Lic# 20609967


Rainbow Painting INT/EXT Specializing in wall & ceiling painting and texturing. Wallpaper removal. Staining. Enameling & more! Free estimates 612-701-6805, Troy

PAINT/WALLPAPER Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234 Greg Anderson Painting 4 generations experience. Painting, staining, enameling. Taping repairs. 952-445-6816 MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen


952-492-3842 952-412-4718(cell) Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous

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



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

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

Ext/Int Paint/ Stain ~Carpentry/ Repair~ Free Estimates Ins/ Bonded

952-474-6258 Major credit cards accepted

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

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

Visa, Discover Mastercard, Amex accepted

Why Wait Roofing LLC Best Drywall LLC Serving SW Metro 18 yrs. Small crew/no subs/ painting. New Const/ Basements/ Repair. BBB Reg/Ins/Free Est. All work guaranteed Mic 612-685-0476


Locally Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured #20631439

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

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

Lic# 20632183

Insured, References, Licensed #20374699

R.D. & Associates

Roofing Windows OSiding ORemodeling O


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

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Campers Travel Trailers


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

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $8,800. 952836-6773

Sporting Goods

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SCOTT COUNTY DT&H On-Call Vocational Substitute Our New Options program is seeking to hire staff to work up to 14 hrs per week helping to implement various aspects of programming in our facility. Duties will include program-specific tasks in support of developmentally disabled individuals & their families. MQ's: Equivalency of HS graduation & 1 year experience working w/people w/developmental disabilities, in a nursing home, or in long-term care. One must be able to physically support clients in daily activities. Hiring Rate: $11.50/hr. Posting is open until filled. Obtain application from Scott County Employee Relations at 952-496-8890 or from the internet at; ( EOE TTY/TDD: (952) 496-8170 Let's work together.

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women is in need of additional volunteers to answer its 24-hour crisis line and provide childcare at support groups. Free training for crisis line volunteers will begin Oct. 1. No training is required for childcare volunteers. For more information, call Kim by Sept. 14,

1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $9,500. 612720-2262

Campers Travel Trailers

952-873-4214 Waitstaff, Cooks, Set Up Crew, Bartenders. Knights Event Center. Contact Cindy, 952-4455555

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


POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN The Shakopee Police Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications for the part-time, civilian position of Police Evidence Technician. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., valid driver's license and 3 to 5 years of work experience in a position requiring strong organization, documentation and inventory skills. Hiring Range: $17.75 to $19.75 per hour, DOQ. Hours: 20 hrs. per week, primarily daytime Monday Friday. Application Deadline: September 30, 2011. For more information and an application form, visit or call (952) 233- 9320. EOE. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837.

PT LIVE-IN, FT PAY! GROUP HOME Work in a comfortable home with six women with a Developmental Disability. Schedule is Sunday, 7:00pm until Friday, 9:00am. Includes sleep nights, free time during the day and three days off! Supervise personal care, routines & skill building & accompany into community. Need CPR & Med passing certificate or obtain immediately. Requires related experience, solid judgment, a valid drivers license & safe driving record. Pay $600+/wk, full benefits - more details at our website.

Apply on-line at Community Living Inc, 952-443-2048



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

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

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

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

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

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

1979 Mark Twain 17' Runabout, trailer, 115 HP Mercury. Power tilt, swim step, custom canvas seats/carpet. Registered 2013, $1,999. 612-590-1595

1981 Sea Nymph 16' fish/ ski boat, 1989 Evinrude 60hp tracker, Spartan trailer, trolling motor, livewells, locators, anchormates, pedestal seats. REDUCED! $3200. 952445-5473

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

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

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

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

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

2001 Camper, 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, MN 612-7208683/ 612-599-0184

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

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

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

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

1963 Buick Custom Convertible. V6 A/T. Completely rebuilt 3000 miles ago. New white/top, brakes. Excellent condition some minor restoration needed. $5000. 605-2127283 1996 Geo Prism. 4D, High mileage, great condition. $1800. or best offer. 952-361-8700

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

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

2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob. 2,700 miles. $8,000 in upgrades. Excellent condition. Asking $10,000. Call 952-7584289.

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

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

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

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


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

1988, Cadillac Eldorado 78,000 miles. All original, with maintenance records. $6500. b/o 952233-2148





1990 Chevrolet Beretta GT, white/red int. California car extremely clean, low miles. $2,750 952-215-5421

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jerry Griffin Estate, Connie Griffin: Owner Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am 14990 Jonathan Carver Pkwy, Carver To settle the estate of Jerry Griffin, we will offer items at public auction

Boutique/Craft Sale

15th Annual Old Barn Boutique Crafts, furn., antiques, Don't miss! Once a year 9am-6pm 9/14-18 & 9/23-25 2 Miles N. of Emma Krumbee's on Hwy 169, Belle Plaine

Estate Sales

Belle Plaine Sales Belle Plaine Citywide Garage Sales. Fri-Sat, 9/16-17. Maps available at:

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Estate Sales

PRIOR LAKE ESTATE SALE 15335 FLAG Av S. Sept 16,17 & 18, Fri 95 (#'s@8) Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3, Off Hwy 13S. Full upscale home offers updated furn mint; Stanley 5 pc Queen BR & Royal Pedic matt, Fab chaise, sofas & sev chrs, cherry DR table/6 chrs. Desks (6) inc oak drop frt & cherry, occ tbls, oak office furn inc rolltop, curio, sev oriental style rugs, many newer electronics inc flatscrn tvs, elegant Glasswr inc cranberry, framed art, qual mens/wom cloz Inc full length newer mink coat, full kit, books & decor, sew mach, several pcs outdoor furn, grill, canoe, good golf & gar SHOES OFF PLEASE CINDY OLSON 612-554-2336

Burnsville Sales

Chaska Sales

Prior Lake Sales

Prior Lake Sales

Shakopee Sales

Shakopee Sales

Crossroads Church Annual Yard, Bake Sale. Friday, September 16th 3pm-8pm. Saturday September 17th, 8am2pm. Lots of vendors, various items. Crossroads Church 14300 W. Burnsville Pkwy

Fri. & Sat. Sept. 9-10th 8am-5pm 942 Conner St Chaska. Garage sale. Gently used Boy/Girl Toys and Clothes 0-3yrs. Double stroller, Adult clothing, TV, Dryer.

Multi-Family Sale Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17, 95pm. Vintage clothes, fabrics, collectibles, home decor, few antiques, toys, bikes, childrens clothes, scrubs. 5979 Flandrau Circle SE

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Annual MEGA Sale! Wed., 9/14, 4-8pm. Thur., 9/15, 9am-7pm. Fri., 9/16, 8am-12noon. 3611 N. Berens Rd. NW. 952-230-2988 The Enclave at Cleary Lake Neighborhood Sale. Thursday/Friday, September 15th-16th from 9:30am-4:00pm. Kid's clothing and toys, housewares, furniture, bikes and much more! Off Cty Rd. 21 on Cty Rd 87.

1015 Main Street Thursday-Saturday 9/15-9/17. Furniture, tools, sports equipment, electronics, adult clothing (tall), canning jars, puzzles, books, holiday, craft supplies, lawn chairs. NEAT CLEAN

JUNKAPALOOZA GARAGE SALE TREASURES GALORE! Vintage, Funky, Collectible & Practical Finds for all! Fri. & Sat. 9/16-9/17, 9am-5pm. 714 Holmes St, Shakopee No Early Birds, Cash Only

Back To School Sale. Thursday-Saturday 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9-4pm. Captains bed, books, toys, Tupperware, dolls, collectibles, clothes, new portable grill, much more. 2720 King Ave.

Yearly rep, sample & garage sale. Friday 9/16- 17th 9-5pm. Lots of new samples. Clothes, some Xmas, tot toys, misc. 625 Saint Marks Rd. East of the prison

Eden Prairie Sales Carver Sales 16170 Delarma Drive, Off CR 11, follow signs. 9/8-9-10, 9am-4pm. HH items & tools, misc. odds & ends from Man cave.

Chaska Sales

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9-8, 9, 10. 9am5pm. Tiffany Lane Neighborhood sales We're housecleaning you benefit! A wide variety of good stuff! Prairie Center Dr. to Franlo (behind library) to Tiffany Lane

Excelsior Sales Book Sale - hundreds of paperbacks, romance, mystery, thrillers, fiction Friday - Saturday, Sept. 9-10. 110275 Village Road, Chaska Cabin furnishings of all kinds: dressers, tables, chairs, quilt rack/ frames, school desk, gun rack, fish rods, camp tents, stoves, golf lamps, picnic tables/ benches, misc. 9/16-17, Corner of Engler/ Bavaria. Fri & Sat. September 9&10. Fri 8-5, Sat 8noon. Garage sale. Pool table, loft bed. craft supplies. toys. girls clothes. household items, knicknacks. misc. 2873 Mark Twain Drive, Chaska

Estate Sale: 70 yrs, one home! Wicker furniture, freezer, hidabed. Vintage: dinnerware, Christmas ornaments, hand tools, lamps, doll accessories, records. Sat. 9/10, 9am4pm. Sun. 9/11, 12noon-4pm. 240 3rd St.

Jordan Sales St. Paul's Lutheran Church 7th Annual GARAGE SALE 6th & Varner St. Thurs, 9/15, 8am-7pm Fri., 9/16, 8am-6pm Sat. 9/17, 7am-11am (½ price & bag sale) Concessions available

Garage & Estate Salejewelry, electronics, furniture, artwork, collectibles, lots of misc. Thurs-Fri-Sat., 9/8-9-10, 8am-6pm. 15568 Skyline Ave. NW (Eagle Creek & Highland) Follow signs Harbor Neighborhood Annual Garage Sale: Thurs-Fri-Sat. 9/15-17 9am-5pm. A little bit of everything... furniture, clothes, knick-knacks, much more! Off Hwy 42, across from NTB. HUGE Moving Sale including furniture, household items, clothing, toys, tools, and much more! Fri. & Sat. Sept 16 & 17 9am-5pm. 5234 Credit River Rd SE, Prior Lake. MOVING SALE: 9/1516-17. Indoor/ outdoor furniture, 2 king bed sets, tools, pistol, wheels/ tires, many wildlife prints, HH, kitchen items, large wood computer desk, 58” console flatscreen TV. 4338 Priorwood St. SE

Savage Sales Fri-Sat., 9/9-10, 8am3pm. Garage Sale, A-Z. Hand & power tools, tool storage. 7633 PONDS EDGE PATH Multi Family Garage Sale; Saturday 9/10 84pm. Cookbooks, Longaberger baskets, clothing, dresser, gift baskets. HH items, snowmen decorations. 5757 136th St. West Multi-family sale. Toys, Kids/ adult clothing, HH. Misc. Wed., 9/14 Preview. 4-7; Thursday. 9/15, 8-5. Friday, 9/16, 8-noon. 8512 Summit Oaks Bay.

Shakopee Sales Garage Sale: Sat. 9/17, 8am-3pm. 611 Thomas Ave. W. Lots of misc.

Final Sale, Friday 9/16, Saturday 9/17. 9-5pm. 50-75% off in the house. Bag sale in the garage. Everything must go! 828 Dakota St.

Thrift Stores

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Thrift Stores

STUFF! For Sale 128 Meridian St. N., Belle Plaine. 952-873-6617 Mon., Thurs-Fri., 2-8pm. Sat-Sun 12-6pm.

BIG SALE!! Everything reduced. 4 bedroom sets from $75. 2 dinette sets from $50. 23 c.f. stainlness steel side-by-side refrigerator and stainless steel electric stove, $950/both. Couches, chairs, coffee, end tables. Craftsman 42” riding mower, 18 HP, $750. 21” self-propelled Toro mower, $35. 2 Singer sewing machines from $25. Truck tool box, $30. Furnish your apartment with a bedroom set, living room set & kitchen set, $365/ all. Glassware & kitchen utensils, ½ price.

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Cub Scout sign-ups start this week I

Cub Scout Pack 239 invites 1st through 5th grade boys to their new scout sign-up night at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the cafeteria at Harriet Bishop Elementary School, 14400 O’Connell Road, Savage. For more information, call Tony Vennard at (612) 867-6881 or email tonyvennard@yahoo. com, or Erik Martz at (952) 412-0130 or email erikmartz@ I Cub Scout Pack 909 will have a Join Night from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Redtail Ridge Elementary School, 15200 Hampshire Ave., Savage. Interested families and boys in grades K-5 are invited to learn about the group. For more information, visit I Cub Scout Pack 231 will host a new scout sign-up at 6 : 30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 15 in the gymnasium at M.W. Savage Elementary School, 4819 W. 126th St. For more information, call John Gouette at (651) 308-3875 or email, or call Sherrie Thoma at (612) 616-9494 or email tthoma75@ I Cub Scout Pack 728 meets monthly at Glendale Elementary and invites 1st through 5th grade boys to the annual Rocket Launch Meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept 17 at Community Park, 13500 Dakota Ave. All boys present will have a chance to prepare and launch their own rocket. For more information, call Dale Tarnowski at (952) 445-4441 or email

I Cub Scout Pack 338 will have its first pack meeting of the new year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 St John The Baptist Catholic Church. All boys and their parents from kindergarten to 5th grade are invited to join the group for a year of activities like the pinewood derby, model rockets, fishing, camping and others. For more information, email Kevin Deters at Kevin.Deters@

at the Spring Lake Town Hall, 20381 Fairlawn Ave. Fol lowi ng t hei r reg u la r meeting, the Scott SWCD supervisors will join the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed Board for a special meeting at approximately 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (952) 492-5412.

The regular meeting of the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21

for the event by showing their basketball moves.

ry Club along with community sponsors will present the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball show on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Shakopee High

School gym, as they take on the Shako Dunkers. Tickets for this family event are available for purchase in advance and at-the-door. Advance ticket prices are $5 for students/seniors, $8 for adults, and children 4 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Shakopee Community Center or the Scott County Historical Society/Stans Museum. More information is available at The Shako Dunkers team is made up of a select group of individuals from the community. All proceeds will go directly back into Shakopee Rotary projects and select area charitable organizations. The Rotary Club invites community members to visit its booth at the Derby Days Business Expo and warm up

B. Amend retirement date C. Approva l of leaves of absence D. 2011-12 additional staffing E. Approval of job descriptions Old Business New Business A. Resolution authorizing approval of the sale of General Obligation School Building Refunding Bonds, Series 2011A

B. Proclamation: Constitution Week – Sept. 16-23, 2011 C. Approval of Bridges ALC handbook D. Approval of agreement wit h CSEC for A BE/GED/ ELL E. Title funding overview and ESEA/NCLB allocation approval F. District Curriculum Advisory Committee roster and

meeting dates G. Revised Strategic Roadmap H. Laker Pride and Laker Showcase guidelines Policy Administrative reports A. Superintendent report B. Administrative reports C. Board reports Future events Adjourn

Harlem Ambassadors coming to Shakopee New time, location on Sept. 22 Get ready for dazzling ballfor Sept. 21 SWCD handling tricks, high-f lying slam-dunks and hilarious famBoard meeting ily comedy. The Shakopee Rota-

Bees Knees Hangar Dance is Sept. 24 The Scott County Historical Society will celebrate the 1920s with a Bees K nees Hangar Dance fundraiser from 6:3010:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will take place at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, West Side, Gate H, and will include a silent and live auction, cash bar, light supper, costume contest and Charleston Dance Contest. Entertainment will be provided by the Roseville Big Band. Tickets are $30 and participants must be 21 or older to attend. For more information and tickets, call (952) 445-0378 or email info@

DISTRICT 719 SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA The Prior Lake-Savage Area School District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 in the board room at the District Services Center, 4540 Tower St., Prior Lake. The regular meeting agenda includes: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Approval of agenda

Consent agenda: Items are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a board member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed as a consent agenda item and addressed. A. Check/wire transfer disbursement summary B. Approval of School Board

minutes C. Resignations, terminations and nonrenewals D. Donations Laker Pride, special recognition and Laker Showcase Open forum: A 15-minute time period is set aside to receive citizen input. Personnel items A. Approval of candidates for employment

Now you can post an unlimited number of ads to Thriftmart, our free-ads marketplace. Go to to place your ad, or call (952) 345-3003. (A telephone surcharge applies if you call.) And now businesses can use Thriftmart, too!

1 firestone wide oval. 235/50/17, like new. $125. b/o 952-217-2370

4, Chevy S-10 rims, Aluminum 4wd. $75. 507329-3964

Band instrument, Ludwig percussion/bell set. $200. 952-334-5584

100' grounded extension cord. Like new. $15. 952-240-1025. 18" tires on American racing rims. $500. 612810-9955 1999 Olds Alero. V6, 188,000 miles. $650. 612-702-4741 2 rattan recessed glasstop end tables. $100. Must sell 952447-3959 2 Twins tickets, sec 132, row 4, 9-21-11, $56. 952-334-2593

48” glasstop rattan table, 4chairs. Moving must sell $385. 952447-3959

Barbie, Lil Trail Rider ATV. For 1-3 y/o. $40. 952-461-3508 Bedroom set in solid maple. Five pieces $250. e-mail Bike trailer stroller. Schwinn. 2-seater. Like new. $20. 952-9466955. Bike, Girl's Trek 20 inch, purple, excellent condition, $100. 952-4039674 Brussels Griffon Pup. Smooth coat, 06/25/11. $300. 612-247-6498

30-06 ammo mostly 150 gr. $8. 952-388-8456 300 gallon fuel tank with stand. Complete. $200. 952-445-3166 3pc bedroom set: queen headboard frame, dresser w/mirror, $325. 952-220-5051

6.3 gallon steel boat motor tank. Like new. $20. 952-445-1148 6x8 trailer, motorcycle, snowmobile. $400. 507329-3964 8 gallon Craftsman wet/dry vac. $10. 952445-1148 8pc. patio, dining/set. White metal, dark blue seats. $225. 952-4472159 Adjustable queen bed, mattress. Used 3 months. $500. 952-4454522 Aquarium 55gal, w/light & rod iron stand. Rectangular, $50. 952-4408265

Butcher Block, maple. 30"x25"x1.5" thick. $65. 952-448-3699 Car seat, free, high back booster, up to 40lbs. 952-447-0112 Chair dryer, gold washable covering. $35. 952873-2775 China hutch, solid oak. Excellent condition, $350. 952-440-5266 Chinchilla with lg. cage toys food. Cute, friendly. $100. 651-895-0625

ThriftMart Discovery McDonald's muppets. Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fonzie. $15. 952-443-0186

Credenza entertainment 7ft. Soild oak, good condition, $250. 952-9341060 pickup Daisy BB gun. Lever action, works. 1980's, $40. 952-649-7936 Danby, winecooler, new. Holds 35 bottles, slideout shelves. $280. 612282-9450 Deer stand 7' tubular steel with platform. $10. 952-445-7207 Dell Latitude laptop. Works great. Needs battery. $125. 952-2401025. Desk, Ikea, great for student, built-ins. $100, 952-937-2384 Dryer, 700 Kenmore. $150. 952-403-0771 Dryer, Sears Kenmore 800. $75. 952-4483511

Duck boat, Carsten Pintail, like new. $450. 952-239-1496 Duck hunting jacket down liner 3XL. Excellent, $40. 952-445-1293 Faribo stadium blanket, 100% acrylic, red/black plaid, new, $8. 952-4474961 Fiberglass, F150 topper. Prime shape, burgundy $200. 952-445-3556 File cabinet 4 drawer and 2 drawer $20. 952937-1681 Fisher Price carnival kick & whirl, $20. Great condition. 952-443-0186 Flute, Gemeinhardt 2SP, great condition. $150. 952-797-4959 Free kitten, 6-8 weeks old, to good home. 612310-3156 Free to good home. 2yr, adult female cat. 612310-3156 Free, male cat, good with kids to good home. 952-484-0181 Free, twin mattress and boxspring with frame. Good condition. 952445-1293 Garage electric heater, The hot one, 5000w 240v, $140, 612-9193680 Garment travel bag. American Tourister, No wheels, $35. 952-4474961 German Shepherd Pup. 11 weeks. Vets, shots, $395. 952-681-9100 German Shepherd puppy. $300. Mike 952-8732075 Girl's Heely's $25. Size 13 email for pictures. Girls, bedroom furniture, white with pastel. Many pieces, $300. 952-2332038 Goodnite girls, pullups quantity 74. S-M $15. Graco, "Ashford travel system", baby stroller, carrier carseat. $80. 952-882-4919

r e v o e k a m a Win ! e v i L s e i t i C n i from Tw S readers are invited to participate in a live studio audience for Twin Cities Live on Sept. 29. As part of that special Savvy Soiree TCL is giving one lucky lady a makeover. To enter submit a picture and tell us why you want a makeover from the TCL Makeover Team by Thursday, Sept. 22 at and click on contests.

The winner will get a new look from Lillians Shoppes and New Reflections Salons. Winner must be 18+ and available from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 to appear on the show.

Graco, "Pooh" baby stroller. Excellent condition. $45. pick up. 952882-4919 Home gym by Weider. $130. or b/o. 952-2217924 HP Scanner 3300 Series, 2 installation, instruction disks. $25. 952-403-7733 Kennel 14' x 8' 3 sided minor repairs, FREE 952-412-8585 Kennel, wire, large dog, foldable. $25. 952-4925596 Kitten 8 weeks old. Free to good home. 612-3103156 Kitten, litter box trained. Adoption fee, $20. Call 507-964-5899 Lazy Boy, swivel, rocker recliner. Like new, w/tags, $475. 952-7365478 Light oak desk. Good condition. Pickup, cash. $50. Call 952-440-8265 Mary Kay, Timewise, visibly fit body lotion. $12. 952-564-1161

Office desk 30"x5', Free! You pick up. 952934-1219 Percussion bells and practice pad set. $130 952-906-2975 Ping pong table, green, winter fun! $50. Pick up 952-492-5596 Pitchback rebound net. 66" high, $25. 952-2214828 Playset wooden, Great condition. $150. 952401-0843 Pool table, American Classic, 8', Biscayne, you move, $475. 952736-5478 Precious Moments anniversary clock. Excellent condition. $25. 952540-7070 Refrigerator white, good condition. 22Wx31LX 57H. $75. 952-898-2692 Refrigerator, freezer not pretty, light yellow. Works great. $75. 952649-7936 Stroller, Free. 952-4470112

Scanner HP ScanJet 5300C. Scan, copy, email, fax. $50. 952440-8023 Sectional, 3pc., LIKE NEW! From Hom Furniture. $1200. 952-7365478 Sewing machine, White, walnut with side drawers, $50, 952-828-0833

Suit case, new style. Gently used. $25. 612644-8377

Sleeper sofa, queen size. Hunter green, good condition. $39. 952-937-1681 Small "Antique looking" desk, $30. 952-4430186 Small animal Aquarium 12"by 20" $5. call 952233-1968 Small animal Aquarium: 17" by 36" $20. call 952233-1968 Sport Card Collection All Sports 20,000+ Cards $450. Call 952-3035562 Starter camping gear. Tent, chairs sleeping bags. Hammock, $150. 763-257-2585

Tractor cab for large farm tractor. $325. 952492-2031

T.V. 46" Mitsubishi-rear projection. Excellent picture, $125. 952-9371548 Tires/Nitto-NT450-205 & Epic wheels. 4 for $500. 612-867-5734

Treadmill, Primefit 115v. $95. 952-492-5741 Washer, Frigidaire front loader. $150. 952-4030771 Weiderclub 4870 weight system. 8 stations, upper/lower body. $250. 952-200-4023 Wine glass rack. Hanging, wood, like new. $15. 952-447-7825 X-box 360, 250 gig hard drive 20 games $170. 612-644-8377

Mary Kay, Velocity perfum. New, $15. cash 952-564-1161 McDonald's muppets. Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fonzie. $15. 952-4430186 Mens black leather jacket. Size S. Like new. $50. 952-240-1025 Mens golf clubs. RH golf bag, golf cart. $75. 952447-4578 Mens western suit. 3 pc. like new. $40. 952-4474578 Miniature Horse! Mare, cute & gentle, great starter. $400. 952-4432327 New in box 12ga pump Stoeger, P350 Camo $350. 612-220-4184 New in box, Weatherby PA08 12ga pump shotgun. $325. 612-2204184 New, 6.0 volt cordless drill. $25. 952-240-1025

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Erin Schneider, The Cheap Chick, is a frugal shopping guru sharing her message in print, on FOX 9 Buzz and across the Internet. When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. Where: Dangerfield’s Restaurant in Shakopee Cost: $16 + tax & fees Tickets on sale September 1

with The Cheap Chick! Guests will learn how to put the fun in frugal living. The Cheap Chick will discuss things like:  Non-extreme couponing: Basics for beginners plus advanced couponing tips.  Consign/Thrift 101: What to donate; what to consign; how to shop; deals available; best stores; how to see/re-use items in new ways.  6 Rules for Being Frugal and Fabulous. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, gift bags, prizes and a special coupon sheet from’s advertisers.


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