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One year later Public growing accustomed to flow of roundabout BY FORREST ADAMS email@example.com
A columnist quipped sarcastically in an October 2009 edition of the Savage Pacer that Dan Patch, the famous racehorse owned by Savage founder Marion Savage, would be happy to see the installation of the fi rst traffic roundabout in the city of Savage because roundabouts were just “a throwback to the horse and buggy days.” In 2009, the public was still learning about the proposed roundabout, which was installed last September at County Road 16 (McColl Drive) and Lynn Avenue/Glendale Road. There was opposition to the idea, but the project went forward with funding from the federal government. Now, one year after installation, city and county officials say the roundabout is functioning just how they hoped it would. Even the writer who made the Dan Patch reference is coming to terms with the device. Martin Bracewell, an occasional contributor to the newspaper’s “Community Voices” column and a critic of the roundabout before it was installed, said he still ap-
proaches it “with a wary eye,” but admitted that traffic has slowed down, making the intersection potentially safer. “As far as I know there haven’t been any major accidents at the intersection [since the roundabout installation],” he said. Savage Police Captain David Muelken made a similar observation and confirmed there have been no serious accidents in the intersection since the roundabout’s installation. Muelken said that when traffic lights were in place, people who chose not to obey the signals could drive through the intersection at high rates of speed, creating dangerous traffic situations. Two fatal crashes occurred at the intersection in 2004. In 2008, there were 17 other serious crashes involving drivers trying to make left-hand turns. The intersection sees around 7,700 vehicles pass over it each day, according to a MnDOT traffic volume study from 2010. Now that the roundabout is in the center of the intersection, drivers are forced to slow down. The roundabout speed limit is 15 mph.
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www.savagepacer.com The Savage Police Department has a mobile speed trailer that is placed beside one of the roads leading up to the intersection to remind drivers approaching it to slow down. Tony Winiecki, the traffic engineer for Scott County, referred to the roundabout retrospectively as “a successful safety improvement.” Winiecki said traf fic moves through the intersection smoothly, whereas with a traffic light it does not. In fact, traffic flow was the one thing a local business owner said he appreciates most about the roundabout. “It’s nice to know you’re not going to get stuck there at a traffic light when there are no other cars
Traffic signals, bridge studies and public works building expansion in the lineup BY AMY LYON firstname.lastname@example.org
where the counci l can say, ‘No, we’re not moving forward.’ It could even be after we open bids.”
The Savage Planning Commission recommended approval Sept. 22 of a draft version of the city’s 20122016 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which outlines major projects the city plans to undertake in the next five years. T he Planning Commission’s charge with the CIP is to ensure consistency with the city’s comprehensive plan and to offer recommendations. P ublic Works Director John Powell said the City Council would likely adopt the fi nal 2012-2016 CIP sometime in December after completing the 2012 budgeting process. “Nothing happens with these projects until the City Council tells us to [move forward],” said Powell. “We go to the City Council, and we ask them to authorize a feasibility study, and that’s the first step in any of these projects. As we go through that process, there are many places
13/QUENTIN INTERSECTION The realignment of Quentin Avenue John will include a new Powell signal at Quentin Avenue and Highway 13 near the Buffalo Tap. The project also will call for the closing of access to Highway 13 at Princeton, Ottawa and Natchez avenues. “That’s a significant impact, but we will have a signal at both ends of downtown when the project’s done,” said Powell. Related to the dead-ends that will eventually be created on Princeton, Ottawa and Natchez, the city is
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Former truck driver turns corner as science fiction author BY AMY LYON email@example.com
Craig D. Anderson’s first book was released this month.
Craig Anderson dreams up a story in his mind nearly every night before he drifts off to sleep. Lord Grey is the captain of the Phoenix Star and also prince of the Aragon Empire. He is always on a mission of some sort to save his civilization. “Picture medieval knights mixed with Star Wars,” said Anderson, 55. Creating the adventures of a science fiction world have served as Anderson’s sleep aid for the last 25 years, but about a year ago, his wife, Gayle, encouraged him to put his science fiction fantasy world on paper. “She’s the one who pushed me into this writing,” the resident of Savage said. Anderson claims he can only type “like eight words a minute,” so he
invested $100 in a software program called Dragon Naturally Speaking that allows him to speak into a microphone attached to his laptop and watch the characters fi ll the screen. “I like it because I can overwrite spell check and teach it words like Aragon,” said Anderson. Anderson submitted some chapters of his work to a few publishers and got a response from PublishAmerica in February, which offered a small advance of $50 and royalties of 8 percent on book sales. “I about dropped dead when they offered me a contract,” said Anderson. And looking at his author’s copy of “Phoenix Star: The Great War” last week, Anderson was speechless. “I just sat there and stared at it for about an hour. I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
Seniors Lamar Hodges and Hayley Ohama were crowned king and queen during the Burnsville Senior High School homecoming celebration last week. Hodges and Ohama are both from Savage. Prior Lake High School will celebrate its homecoming next week. A schedule of events can be found on page 7.
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Cemeteries, churches and dog day cares on agenda The Savage Planning Commission will consider zoning code amendments to various sections of the Savage Zoning Ordinance during its Oct. 6 meeting. State law requires that a public hearing be held when such amendments are proposed. A lt hough most of t he a mend ment s a re “mi nor ” and “housekeeping” matters, according to city of Savage Senior Planner Terri Dill, some of the revisions are necessary due to state law changes. Some of the more signifi-
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estimating that it will need to spend $100,000 in 2013 for landscaping or traffic control, “so it’s not just a Type III barricade at the end of the roadways,” said Powell. Another aspect of the Highway 13-Quentin Avenue intersection improvement plan includes construction on 123rd Street with a bridge over the Credit River. “The new bridge will go right behind where the fire station used to be,” said Powell. The total project cost is estimated at around $6.7 million, and bids for the project have been opened. The City Council is scheduled to award the bid for the project at its Oct. 3 meeting. Constr uction on the intersection a nd t he bridge is expected to be completed next fall.
PUBLIC WORKS EXPANSION Expansion of the public works building at County Road 27 and Connelly Parkway is expected to cost approximately $5.5 million. A space crunch coupled with a lack of sprinkling protection necessitates the expansion, Powell said.
cant changes to the zoning ordinance include: Adding cemeteries as an allowed use in all districts Amending the fence requirements to tighten the language on materials and allow snow fences in the winter A l lowing dog/pet day cares in the industrial and commercial district with performance standards Allowing churches as a permitted use in the industrial and business park zoning districts Changing the setback in C-2 zoned areas from 50 feet to
“We have a significant investment in equipment sitting inside that building without any fi re protection,” he said. The city has retained an architect to prepare the design, and Powell said it is expected that the city will request bids in December or January with construction beginning next spring. The funding for the project is expected to come from the city by way of general obligation bond proceeds.
HIGHWAY 13/101 The Highway 13/101 interchange is currently under construction and will carry over into 2012. The city’s portion of the $19 million project is approximately $750,000 for sewer and water. The city is anticipating that in 2013 it will need to come up with $500,000 worth of funding for frontage road enhancements on 126 th Street as a result of increased traffic.
BRIDGE STUDIES The city is estimating a cost of $200,000 in 2012 for bridge replacement studies for the Quentin Avenue bridge and the Lynn Avenue bridge. The studies would identify specific costs and potential funding sources, but Powell guessed that the city wouldn’t have funding for the projects for another four years.
30 feet from the right-of-way Amending variance procedures for compliance with newly-adopted state statutes Adding impervious surface limits for residentia l properties Amending storm water management regulations for compliance with the updated Water Resource Management Plan Limiting the number of off-premise development signs allowed Amending the defi nition of monument sign Amending dynamic dis-
COUNTY ROAD 27 SIGNALIZATION T he cit y i s bud geti ng $ 250,000 each year in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for three intersections on County Road 27 that need signals. South Park Drive would likely be the first candidate for a signal with the closing of Brook Lane, followed by Connelly Parkway and Loftus Lane. The costs for the project would be shared with Scott County.
HAMILTON AREA IMPROVEMENTS The Hamilton area improvements in the downtown area were started 10 years ago, and the city is currently identifying phasing and meeting with residents. “The city has made it a priority to complete this project in the next three years,” said Powell. The city will have to take on debt in order to construct the projects, and will also use bonding from previous Hamilton phases, water and sewer funds, storm water funds, general obligation funds and funds on hand. “ T he a s s e s sment s on ly cover a portion of the project costs,” said Powell. The city is estimating costs related to the Hamilton area improvements of $2.1 million
play signage requirements Amending cap and replace requirements for billboards In 2008, the city re-codified the entire Savage City Code, which included zoning and subdivision ordinances. In b et we en up d at e s, a mendments a re routi nely made when changes are warranted due to state law changes, to ensure consistency with other adopted plans, to respond to changing trends and development patterns, and to simplify and streamline.
in 2012, $3.2 million in 2013 and $3 million in 2014.
SOUTH SAVAGE In anticipation of future development in south Savage, the city is planning to conduct a South Savage Water Supply/ Treatment Study in 2012 at a cost of $100,000. The study would evaluate the water needs with future development in south Savage. The city is also considering spending $200,000 in the future to acquire land for a south Savage liquor store. “This has been in the CIP for a number of years, but we’re waiting for development in the south Savage area,” said Powell. “[We would] identify a site, buy it and hold it.”
OTHER 2012 PROJECTS Also scheduled in 2012 are the annual street improvement projects, 154 th Street reconstruction, playground equipment replacement, sidewalk and trail replacement, annual storm water improvement projects, sanitary sewer lift station rehabilitation and County Road 42 corridor enhancements. The city reviews and updates its CIP annually. The 2011-2015 CIP is available for viewing on the web site at www.cityofsavage.com, keyword search capital improvement.
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Savage Library book sale is Oct. 8 T he F riend s of t he Savage Library will hold a used book sale on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the meeting room of the Savage Public Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. S. There will be a large selection of materials including fi ction, non-fi ction and childrens’ titles. The hours of the sale are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Warming house attendants wanted The city of Savage is accepting applications for warmi ng hou se at tend a nt s. Ap plicants must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s
license. Wages start at $ 8.50 per hour. Applications can be picked up at Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive and the Public Works Bui ldi ng, 13770 Dakota Ave. or downloaded from www.cityofsavage.com.
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COUNTY ROADS 27 AND 44
Signals are in, but lights aren’t on The traffic signals at the intersection of county roads 27 and 44 south of Prior Lake High School were installed two weeks ago, and it is expected that the lights will be turned on by the middle of next week. Construction delays throughout the summer have pushed a few aspects of the project back, according to Len Laxen, Scott County construction manager for the project. The three signals were expected to be in
and operating by the fi rst day of school, Sept. 6, but when that didn’t happen the date was moved to Sept. 16. Now, Laxen is shooting for Oct. 4 or 5. The traffic signals are expected to relieve some of the congestion that builds up in the mornings with the additional traffic from buses, students and staff at the high school. “There’ve been some back ups on [County Road] 27 in
the a.m.,” said Laxen, “but we haven’t had any deputies out doing traffic control since the fi rst week of school.” Despite delays, the overall project completion date remains Oct. 28 for the portion of County Road 44 from the Prior Lake city limits to the County Road 27 intersection and a section of County Road 27. Amy Lyon
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on the road,” said Bill Terwey, who owns a sports cards business downtown on 123rd Street West. Scott County started entertaining the idea of a roundabout at the busy intersection as a way to utilize a federal highway safety grant of $770,400 that was secured in 2005 to make improvements at County Road 16 and Lynn Avenue/Glendale Road. The cost of the roundabout was about $1 million, with the city of Savage making up what wasn’t covered by the federal grant money. Savage City Councilwoman Christine Kelly, who was quoted in a 2008 edition of the Pacer exclaiming, “Oh, heavens,” when the idea of a roundabout was announced, said as she and other people have grown accustomed to it she has heard positive comments from the public. “There was some concern about whether or not that was the appropriate traffic control for that intersection,” Kelly
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The traffic roundabout at County Road 16 (McColl Drive) and Lynn Avenue/Glendale Road features directional arrows to assist drivers in maneuvering the intersection. said. “We knew it would be new and different, and it would take people awhile to adjust, but I have heard from people who opposed the project but now comment how smoothly the traffic flows.”
SIGNS NOT ALLOWED A newcomer to the roundabout is sure to notice signage and markings on the street
directing drivers into appropriate lanes. However, it’s a different kind of sign that has caused the most issues for Savage Police. Muelken said people sometimes place sale signs in the middle of the roundabout. It’s a high-visibility area, but signs on the roundabout create a distraction and a public safety hazard, according to Muelken.
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SAVAGE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA The Savage City Council will meet Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive. The tentative agenda is as follows: 1. Call to Order/Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance 2. Presentations, proclamations, awards, suggestions, petitions, complaints and unscheduled matters — from council members and citizens Note: Comments limited to five minutes per person. Longer presentations must be scheduled through the city clerk. 3. Additions, deletions and modifications to the agenda 4. Minutes A. Approve minutes of the regular City Council meeting of Sept. 19, 2011. 5. Public hearings 6. Consent agenda Note: Routine items of business are collectively presented for approval through a single motion. The Council, staff, or members of the audience may request that an item be pulled from the consent agenda for separate discussion and action. A. Personnel B. Public Works 1. Approve the following items related to the Trunk Highway 13 Improve-
ments, Phase 2, project: - Adopt a resolution receiving bids and awarding contract for TH 13 Improvements, Phase 2, City Project No. 07-23 to Ames Construction, Inc. in the amount of $6,742,275.67 and authorize a change order contingency of 10 percent ($674,000) to be established as an aggregate of all change order increases with a maximum amount of $25,000 allowed for any single change order increase without prior City Council approval. - Approve an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company for improvements to the Lynn Avenue at grade crossing. - Authorize execution of an agreement with Bolton & Menk, Inc. for the construction administration services. - Authorize execution of an agreement with WSB and Associates, Inc. for the construction surveying services. C. Planning D. Police/Fire E. Parks F. Finance G. Communications H. General 1. Adopt a resolution appointing election judges for the Nov. 8, 2011 General Election. 2. Authorize the renewal of an individual massage therapist license to Deborah King for employment at Profes-
sional Touch Massage, a licensed therapeutic massage enterprise, located at 13256 Natchez Avenue South, for the period of Oct. 19, 2011 through Oct. 18, 2012. 3. Adopt a resolution authorizing the levy of a special assessment against Parcel No. 26.328.010.0, 8414 152nd Place. 4. Approve the temporary on-sale liquor license for Foundation 191 for a fund raising event to take place at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on October 27, 2011. 7. General Business A. Consider authorizing the offer of sale of $2,180,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2011C. 1. Adopt a resolution accepting offer on the sale of $2,180,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2011C, and providing for their issuance. 8. Approve audited claims 9. City Council reports 10. Written communication, general information and follow-up 11. Closed Session A. Discuss potential acquisition of the Savage Post Office site. B. Conduct City Administrator’s performance evaluation. 12. Adjournment
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How can future of Star Trek be ours? There are many things that a person can watch these days on TVs, computers, iPads and other related electronics devices. Of late, I have been frustrated with the fare on TV – I only have local broadcast channels from an antenna. My answer has been to watch old TV shows on the Internet. My recent viewing choice has been two of the Star Trek genre series – “Star Trek: the Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Voyager”. As I follow the exploits of the Enterprise and Voyager crews, I’ve been fascinated with the naiveté of the writers as they’ve created the scenarios of our future star-searching selves. The way in which humans are depicted seems to indicate that we are on an evolutionary upward spiral that shows a complete change from our past history or present status. I know what you are thinking, “Those shows were made to entertain. You are looking too deeply.” There was a day when I would have agreed. When I first watched the shows I was not really thinking about the world view that the shows put forward. However, I have changed my focus as I have watched shows with less than a week in between. The philosophical underpinnings are quite clear. It seems that our history and our present (the last 20 years) will make us into a world united and one of high moral character. We will only stray from our non-interference model of living to help another inferior or needy species. We will not start wars but only defend ourselves. We will be tolerant of every kind of being no matter how different they are from us. We will explore without destroying the places we go. And best of all, we are destined to clean up our physical world before it is so totally messed up we can’t live on it. I remember reading in high school about utopian thinking that was prevalent in western culture. These shows seem to be a hopeful resurgence of that philosophical world view. In that respect, I like them much better than the navel gazing of the bizarre, perverted, and scary flood of war and crime dramas now dominating our network and cable systems. However, Star Trek only fares well in that comparison in my view. In the movie, “The Rise and Fall of The Roman Empire,” I find an eerie future look at western society. The final scene shows an auctioneer asking for bids on the position of Caesar.
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The highest throne in the history of the western world was up for auction and those with money were the only ones that could bid. Sounds oddly familiar when the modern-day robber barons (look up the definition) of oil, entertainment, banking and media support those who will make their wealth secure. Is it our future? Can we avoid having 6 billion people controlled by a small number of very wealthy people with no vested interest in the welfare of the people of the world at large? What does it take for the future of Star Trek to be ours? It actually will require something that isn’t in the mix of any of the shows I have mentioned: the intervention of a Higher Power. How else can the trajectory of human kind be changed? The term “robber baron” was coined in the middle ages and look how far have we come in changing just that one part of the way we do business? How about the just war question? How are we doing on that front? Are we supporting democracy in the changing Arab states just to be good guys? I wish it were true, but no. How about tolerance? I would agree that we have seen strides in the U.S. in race relations, but then again I am a white man in an increasingly non-white world that would probably disagree with me. Ask the slave subjugated by another tribe in Africa, or the women who are being exploited in sex trades worldwide, including in the great state of Minnesota. My hope is that we will see that the way to a perfect world will not be through the human race, but will have to come by divine intervention. God help us! There is much hope there. (Tim Gillette is one of several people in the Savage community who write for Community Voices – a column appearing weekly in the opinion and commentary section of this newspaper.)
Take oﬀ blinders and confront reality head on I am writing in response to the Sept. 24 Spiritual Reflections column, “If we believe in a gracious God, why don’t we act like it?” Beginning in the order in which the issues were raised in the article, the author’s example of the poor villagers of the town of Idunda, Tanzania, seems to me to be an example of a perversion of perception not some clarity of a deeper understanding. Relating the conditions of these poor villagers, the author states that they have little to no access to healthcare, safe drinking water or adequate shelter. She continues by marveling that the inhabitants of Idunda still fi nd their lives blessed by God in the relationships and love that is always flowing. It seems to me that if Ms. Thibault had thought about the odd juxtaposition of the miserable conditions of the villagers and their unalterable admiration for all that God had provided them without the presupposition that God can do no wrong or even cares about human beings, she would see that the villagers seem to be displaying a condition known as Stockholm Syndrome. This condition is the same psychological phenom-
enon that causes kidnapping victims to empathize and even to view their captors as caring about them if the captor restrains his violence upon them ever so slightly. It would seem that God has subjected these poor villagers to the most egregious violence, and yet just like victims praising their captor, they have come to love and admire the being which oppresses them. Perhaps, instead of trying to make excuses or fi nd loopholes to the idea of a gracious, all-loving God, which is so manifestly contradicted by the enormous suffering occurring in our world everyday, we should take our blinders off and confront reality head on. We should be honest with ourselves and each other, and admit that there is no sign that any sort of God worth caring about exists. Only in this way can we fi nally begin to mature as a species and realize that we only have this life – a very short, fi nite amount of time – to relieve our fellow human beings of their abject suffering. Most likely no paradise awaits those who have endured the most misery this world has to offer. And it is only by this realization that we can begin to see the urgency of remedying the situations that contribute to human suffering.
Michael Leviton Savage
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Working on behalf of American’s veterans One of the reasons I ran for the Senate was to do right by our veterans. While I’ve never had the honor of serving in the military, I have been privileged to participate in seven USO tours, including to Iraq and Afghanistan. I have seen the dedication, the bravery and the sacrifice. I have been humbled and uplifted by my experiences with soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and sailors. And I’m proud to say that working on behalf of veterans is one of the most important jobs I have as a United States Senator. That’s why I was particularly excited to have the honor of speaking at the American Legion’s national convention in Minneapolis in August. It gave me the chance to work with the American Legion – the nation’s largest veterans’ service organization – and share some of my ideas about how we can better serve our veterans. Minnesota has a long tradition of honoring our veterans. In fact, Minneapolis was the site of the very first American Legion Convention in 1919, and we were very proud to welcome them back this year. In keeping with that tradition, the first piece of legislation I introduced after getting to the Senate was a veterans’ bill – legislation to pair service dogs with mentally- and physically-wounded veterans. And I’m very proud of the fact that the VA is currently implementing my law and has started pairing wounded veterans
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with service dogs. Soon, I’ll be introducing legislation to improve veterans’ – and especially rural veterans’ – access to the VA. Not every veteran is able to live within five miles of a VA medical center, so it is vitally important that we find innovative solutions to ensure all veterans get access to the VA’s excellent health care. Veterans who have served over the last 10 years have made unimaginable sacrifices, and they’re the last Americans who should be shortchanged in these tough budgetary times. Instead, we need to be addressing high unemployment among veterans, homelessness among veterans and the needs of women veterans. On Veterans Day in 1985, Ronald Reagan spoke of the sacrifice of those who gave their lives for our country. Reagan said, “[Most] of them were boys when they died, and
they gave up two lives – the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember.” Probably the hardest part of the job I have as Senator is going to the funerals of the fallen. And when I do, I think of Reagan’s words, and of all that we must do for the families of the fallen. I also think about Reagan’s words when I think about the veterans – men and, more and more, women – who have returned and who have also lost two lives: the one they were living when they went into the military and the one they would have lived when they came back, because many come back with physical and psychological wounds that change their lives. With our veterans, we can do more than remember. We can act. We can – and we must – give them every opportunity to regain the lives they would have lived. We have to make sure that they are able to heal, have educational opportunities, good jobs, and have their chance to be husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers, and grandfathers and grandmothers. (Sen. Al Franken represents Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. His commentary is one of many opinion pieces appearing regularly in this newspaper.)
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Writing a new story My first big reporting assignment was on Capitol Hill when I was a junior in high school. I spent the week in Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Washington Journalism Conference. We listened to “experts” tell us about the journalism business, got pointers on how to interview people and practiced writing leads for hypothetical stories. The capstone of my week was interviewing Congressman Collin Peterson, a Democrat from Minnesota’s seventh district. I do not remember all the details, but I’m pretty sure we talked about abortion. That has always been a hot-button issue, and Peterson, a “blue dog Democrat,” tends to vote with Republicans on that particular issue rather than voting with his own party. My story was published in our event newsletter at the end of the week, and I was on my way to a promising career in journalism. The next year I enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota with plans to major in journalism. Then my life took some unexpected turns. Between high school and my freshman semester I was involved in a single-person auto accident that
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changed my mind and caused me to reevaluate life. One year after the accident I found myself studying creative writing at a college in Florida. Still one year later I found myself back in Minnesota but leaving for China to study Chinese culture and language. My semester in China turned into two years; my study of the language and culture turned into teaching English writing and speaking Cantonese (a Chinese dialect). I was 20 years old the fi rst time I stood in front of a classroom of Chinese college students as their teacher. Was I credentialed to teach in a four-year college? No. Did I speak English? Yes. That is what counted
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and the fact that I formed friendly relationships with other teachers in the school during my semester of study. My time in China was full of rich experiences. I taught English writing in multiple schools for two years. Class sizes were between 40 and 70 students. In 2001, I returned to Minnesota with a pregnant Chinese wife named Liping, $ 54 in my checking account and student loans in default. Talk about stressful, but I knew there was a plan and purpose for our lives. We got through those hard times by the grace of God, and here we are in the Twin Cities. Liping and I live in Chanhassen with our two daughters – Karissa, 10, and Anika, 1. We bought a twin home in 2007. My most recent newspaper employer was the Chanhassen Villager where I worked full time from 2007 until last week. I wrote for the Villager and the Chaska Herald. Coming to write for the Savage Pacer and Prior Lake American is an exciting change of scenery and an opportunity to learn about new cities. Please call me at (952) 3456381 to say “Hi” or with any news tips and questions. I will follow up from there.
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everybody was just going to LOVE this delicious food! I couldn’t wait! Then … I clicked on the prices … What?! Eighty dollars per person!? Surely this was for a group of four. Nobody could afford to eat steak at these prices, but on web site after web site it was the same story. All the fancy steakhouses charged $40, $50, even $80 dollars for just the steak. And that didn’t even include even the tiniest spoonful of garlic mashed potatoes! Friends, this was a dilemma of the mightiest sort. We rarely eat out, partly because of the expense, so how could I justify paying over $400 just to feed our immediate family of five for one meal? And then, when you add in the other 12 to 15 aunts and uncles and cousins, suddenly our extended family would be spending an amazing sum of almost $1,500. This, all for less than two hours of eating! Agony. How does one put a price tag on your father’s 80th birthday celebration? Grandma and Grandpa have been so generous to our families over the years, but $1,500 for a bunch of meat and potatoes? How do my brothers
spending hundreds of dollars for a single meal doesn’t mean we aren’t rich. It’s not always about the money. We are richly blessed and that’s something that can’t always be balanced on a silver spoon. Over the years my parents have modeled kindness and generosity, so much so that the entire extended family has become well-seasoned with tolerance and understanding. We have been drizzled with life’s trials, but abundantly covered with love and support – enough to not only fill our plates, but also to spill over onto all the other people we come in contact with. Indeed, we have the sort of thing that a family can always sink its teeth into, no matter how much money is in our wallet at the time. Happy 80th birthday, Dad, and thanks for reminding me that there are a lot of life’s wonderful things that can’t be ordered off a fancy steakhouse’s menu. (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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and I justify diverting so much money away from the college tuitions, the car repair bills and the mortgage payments? Then again, how often does your father or grandfather turn 80 years old? I must say – If there ever was a reason to celebrate with a fancy meal, than reaching 80 is certainly one of them. Ah, what a pity, when reality bumps so jarringly into our hopes and dreams. So what are our options? Well, we thought about all of us watching Grandpa eat his wonderful steak, then picking up hamburgers for the rest of us on the way home, or hiring someone to cook fancy steaks at home, albeit on our not-sofancy grills. What will probably happen, however, is that the large group will go to a “nice” place where we can get a meal for less than $20 a piece, and Grandpa will get his fancy steak at a later date with a small, core group to keep the cost down to “a lot” instead of “astronomical.” But don’t let that be the end of the story! Here’s the deal – just because my family has to think long and hard about
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My dad is turning 80 this fall, and I found out he wants a really nice steak dinner for his birthday. All summer he’s been sampling restaurants in Rochester to see who is worthy of serving him his birthday steak. I called him up the other day: “Dad! There are some great steakhouses up here in the Twin Cities – a lot nicer than in Rochester. We should celebrate at one of them because they are super fancy!” I told him I would check into it and call him back. This would be awesome. We’d get the whole family together and take Mom and Dad out for a wonderful steak dinner. The grandkids could get rides home from college, we would gather everyone in, and then all celebrate with the most wonderful father and grandfather on the planet. It was the perfect plan! It just so happened that I had eaten at two different fancy steakhouses in the Twin Cities last year. Both times the dinners were amazing. Sizzling steak. Garlic mashed potatoes. Melt-in-your-mouth slices of bread. Top it off with a big glass of shimmering merlot and raspberry-drizzled cheesecake, and life just didn’t get any better than that. And the best thing about my steak dinners was – because they had both been sponsored by pharmaceutical companies – they had been absolutely, totally free! Thus, I was blissfully ignorant when I jumped on the web sites of all the major, upscale steakhouses. The pictures looked delicious. Their menus sounded divine. We would need to set up a reservation for a dozen and a half of us, and I was positive
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SHAKOPEE SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL NEWS Saint Thomas Academy Saint Thomas Academy announced the recipients of the Ea-
gle Award, recognizing students who had an annual cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.67 in the 2010-2011 school year. Eighth-grade: Samuel Mara of Savage
Ninth-grade: Samuel Hank of Burnsville 10 th grade: Isaac Saad of Prior Lake 11th-grade: Alexander Edwards of Burnsville, Reed
Schelitzche of Burnsville and Benjamin Williams of Prior Lake 12th grade: Robert Hughes of Burnsville and Michael Schmitz of Prior Lake
Jane J. Braun
Jane Braun, 84, of Savage, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at the Lodge on Summit Oaks in Burnsville. She was born in Savage, June 17, 1927 to George and Margaret (Egan) Allen, Sr. Jane married Ralph Braun Nov. 15, 1952 in Savage. She was a cook with the Burnsville School District for 27 years. Jane was very active at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, and was a Guild Member at the church. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 6028 in Prior Lake. She is survived by sons, Patrick (Jean), Alan (Christine); daughter, Lynn (Jay) Knutson; grandchildren, Christine, Nathan, Jayson, Neil, Stephanie, Amanda, and Lisa; greatgrandchildren, Connor, Carlie, Emily, Lauren, Olivia, Johnathan, and Colette; many nieces and nephews. Jane was preceded in death by husband, Ralph; parents; brothers, Jerry, Peter, Ed, and Sonny Allen; sister, Mary Pivec. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage. Officiating at the funeral service was the Rev. Michael Tix. Pallbearers included Nathan Braun, Jayson Knutson, Neil Knutson, Jon Allen, Jeff Weitzel, and Chad St. Martin. Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4-7 p.m., and Friday from 9-10 a.m., at the church. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorials will go toward helping fund student scholarships in Jane’s name at St. John the Baptist School. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Betty Riley, 84, of Prior Lake, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Betty was born July 3, 1927. She grew up in Bird Island, MN. On Feb. 14, 1947 Betty married Duane Riley and for several years they farmed together in the Hector, MN area. They have resided in the Prior Lake/Savage area for 53 years. She was employed by Scott County for over 20 years. She retired in 1992 as the Supervisor for the Home Health Aide Department. After retirement Betty worked part time at the Scott County Community Action Program (CAP). Betty will be loved and deeply missed by her husband of 64 years, Duane; children, Darlene (Bruce) Russo, Lou Ann (Howard) Uhr, David Riley, Nancy (David) McCann; five grandchildren, Heather McNellis, Sarah Hansen, David Pumper, Riley and Danny McCann; three great-grandchildren, Nikki Davidson, John and Vanessa Pumper; two great-great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jameson Davidson. Preceded in death by daughter, Diana Pumper; grandson, Troy Pumper; parents, Carl and Bertha Chapin; brother, Carroll Chapin. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 26 at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home in Prior Lake. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Eden Baptist Church, 12540 Glenhurst Ave., Savage. Pastors Dan Miller and Doyal Van Gelder officiated. Soloist was Kris Nelson accompanied by Craig Wasner. Pallbearers included Jerry Birkholz, Gordan Leeman, John Lind, Todd Mullinax, Paul Scheunemann and Dave Singer. Interment was at Spirit Hill Cemetery, Jordan.
Marie E. Knutson Marie E. Knutson, 85, of Prior Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at her residence in Prior Lake. She was born in Lisbon, ND, Nov. 14, 1925 to Joseph and Anna (Bauer) Roth. Marie married John C. Knutson April 7, 1951, in Minneapolis. For over 25 years she worked as a window clerk for the Savage and Burnsville Post Offices. Marie is survived by sons, Rick (Gladys) of Apple Valley, Andy (Sheri) of Dawsonville, GA, Jay (Lynn) of Burnsville; daughters, Julie (Rick) Mollenhoff of Prior Lake, Kristy (Jeff) Ryan of Prior Lake; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, John; parents; three brothers; two sisters. Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8-10 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., all at the Church of St. Michael, 16311 Duluth Av. SE, Prior Lake. Officiating at the funeral service is the Rev.Thomas Sieg. Pallbearers are Jayson Knutson, Neil Knutson, Bill Knutson, Jeff Knutson, Melissa Mollenhoff, Laura Mollenhoff. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Burnsville. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755. www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Bonsante resigns from School Board BY KRISTIN HOLTZ firstname.lastname@example.org
It took Tony Bonsante two rounds to earn a seat on the Shakopee School Board, and he’s enjoyed every minute of it since. But the former professional boxer is ready for the next phase of his life and that means a move back home. “It’s kind of a bittersweet thing for me,” said Bonsante, who announced his resignation from the Shakopee School Board during Monday’s meeting. “I love Shakopee. I’ve been here for 20 years.” Bonsante accepted a job with Northern Tool and Equipment in Pequot Lakes, Minn., not too far from where he grew up in Crosby, Minn. The new job is a chance for Bonsante to move closer to his parents and siblings. “It’s time for me to make a change in my life and move back home,” said Bonsante, who has two teenagers in the Shakopee School District. The resignation was effective Tuesday. The 41-yearold was elected to the School Board in November 2009. A year earlier, he was a finalist for a board seat left empty by the resignation of Todd Anderson. Bonsante thanked the Shakopee community, saying he enjoyed the challenging times sometimes more than the easy decisions. “Tony, you’re going to be hard to replace,” Board Member Mary Romansky said.
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member or giving the seat to the fourth vote-getter in the upcoming School Board election. Four candidates are running for three open seats during November’s general election. Board Member John Canny said he prefers giving the seat to the fourth vote-getter “because these are the people that have stepped up and wanted to lead the district.” It would also ensure someone could join the board as early as November, Canny said. Most board members preferred opening the seat to any interested candidates, interviewing them and then appointing the board’s top choice. Board Member Chuck Berg said that option would still allow exiting board members and the fourth voter-getter to apply. The downside is that interviewing and appointing a candidate will leave the seat open until at least January, Schneider said. With three exiting School Board members, the board agreed it wanted November’s board-elect to be involved in the process. Superintendent Rod Thompson said the board-elect could act as advisers during the candidate interviews, likely to be at the end of 2011. The new board could then vote on its appointee in January.
“It’s time for me to make a change in my life and move back home.”
Memory, however sad,
The board decided it will fill Bonsante’s vacant seat by appointing a board member to the remaining two years of his term. B o a r d C h a i r m a n S t eve Schneider laid out the board’s options, which also included appointing an exiting board
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OURSCHOOLS BURNSVILLE-EAGAN-SAVAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Safe learning environment is goal of district’s anti-bullying efforts Tweets, texts, e-mails, YouTube, Facebook, My Space – much of it may have moved to cyberspace, but bullying is still present in schools today. In fact, bullying has become the most common form of violence and intimidation in American schools. About 18 million children will be bullied this year on playgrounds, in classrooms, in cafeterias, and in cyberspace, according to the U.S. Department of Education. About 25 percent of American high-school students say they were bullied during a recent school year, primarily by being the focus of jokes or the subject of rumors, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Children with disabilities or special needs are at higher risk of being bullied than other children. Research has found that teachers and administrators witness only about 4 percent of all bullying incidents, and it continues to be an increasingly subtle – and serious – problem in all types of schools. Studies
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show more than 70 percent of bullying is indirect or psychological. Typical bullies are not necessarily stereotypical outcasts and may even be popular or interested in improving their social status. You may be surprised to know that the highest prevalence of bullying takes place among elementary students on the playground, in bathrooms, hallways and classrooms. Bullying increasingly is taking place through text messages, e-mail, social media, video recordings and Web sites. Kathleen Conn, a professor at Neumann University and a
cyberbullying expert, said online bullying originated among male students, but girls more frequently are taking part. Conn said advances in technology have made it easier for students to engage in cyberbullying, which is most common among middle-school students. The situations that land on my desk have been related to bullying by texting or social media. The bullying most likely didn’t happen at school but it affects student learning so we become involved. Students who are bullied may suffer lasting psychological and emotional scars and bullies often continue on a path that may lead to future violence and mental health issues. Children who bully are more likely to get into fights, vandalize property and drop out of school. As a school system, there is much more we can and need to do to ensure our schools create and nurture school climates that clearly signal that bullying is an unacceptable and destructive behavior. This year we are making a concerted effort to update
our bullying policy, train staff on their role in addressing and preventing bullying, and to increase awareness amongst students and their parents about the damaging impact bullying has on everyone – victim, bully and bystander alike. Parents play a crucial role. It’s important that they monitor their child’s phone and computer use and alert school officials if their child is bullying or being bullied. Students learn best in an environment in which they feel safe and respected. As we prepare students for future success in the workplace, we are increasingly involving them in collaborative learning which can only be successful in a respectful environment. It’s essential that we all recognize the unique talents and abilities of every child in our schools. (Randy Clegg is superintendent of BurnsvilleEagan-Savage School District 191. He can be reached via e-mail at rclegg@burnsville. k12.mn.usor by phone at (952) 707-2001. His column is one of several opinion and commentary pieces appearing in this newspaper.)
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Homecoming schedule of events Next week is Prior Lake High School’s annual homecoming celebration. The week is full of events for current, former and future Lakers. Check out this list of homecoming festivities: I Coronation, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 I Royalty bus tour, followed by middle-school pepfests, 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 for Hidden Oaks Middle School students, 1:41 p.m. for Twin Oaks Middle School students. Both pepfests will be held in the gold gym at Twin Oaks, 15855 Fish Point Road, Prior Lake. I Powder Puff game, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 I Laker Capers pepfest, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 I Football game against Eagan, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 I Hula Hoop World Record attempt, immediately following football game, Friday, Oct. 7 I Dance, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Unless noted, these events will take place at Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th St., Savage. Compiled by Meryn Fluker
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district â€“ will come back to resident s i n t h e fo r m o f reductions on the school-district portion of their property taxes. Bids for the ref i na nci ng Julie are scheduled Cink to come in on Monday, Oct. 3 with the board approving them at its Monday, Oct. 10 regular meeting. Until then, the amount of additional savings to the taxpayers is not yet known. Cink, who took over for Margo Nash in November 2010, speculated that the School Board opted not to levy the maximum amount last year in order to not raise that portion of residentsâ€™ tax bills. Other reasons for the almost $600,000 levy decrease include a 5.6 percent decrease in adjusted net tax capacity, a 3.9 percent decrease in referendum market value as well as a reduction in debt service due to bond refinancing last year. â€œAnytime we go over that bond payment we see a reduction in our levy,â€? Cink said. â€œWe are refunding that excess back to our taxpayers.â€? This marks the second year that District 719 has been able to levy for its $11 million other post employment benefits (OPEB) liability, and the board gave a green light to levying the maximum allowed by the state â€“ though last year, the board refrained. The district will levy $732,935 for OPEB, almost $48,000 more than the district
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The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board went all in on Monday night. At the eveningâ€™s regular meeting, board members approved the maximum amount â€“ a total of $25.36 million â€“ for the 2011 Payable 2012 Preliminary Levy Certification. Thatâ€™s the highest amount that District 719 can levy this fiscal year, but it still represents a 2.3 percent drop from last yearâ€™s $ 25.95 million levy, a year in which the board did not levy the maximum amount. â€œI made that recommendation because the overall levy was declining so I thought it was important that the district receive the amount that was calculated on the levy certification,â€? said Julie Cink, director of business affairs. â€œSince our levy is not increasing, itâ€™s decreasing, I felt that we could levy the max knowing that it was declining and it will further decline based on that refunding.â€? The refunding Cink referenced is a move the board approved at its Sept. 12 meeting to refund two building bonds and take advantage of current interest rates, which are very low. Those savings â€“ which could be as high as $926,000, according to Gary Olsen of Ehlers and Associates, the financial advisory company working with the
levied for OPEB last year. â€œBy being able to levy for this, the district can be able to fund that liability because we have a responsibility to pay that,â€? Cink said. â€œWeâ€™re working towards it. Every year, weâ€™re trying to put more money towards that.â€? Cink and her staff only had about a week to come up with the recommendation she presented at Mondayâ€™s meeting, due to the state shutdown earlier this summer which therefore delayed state data reporting. â€œWe had one weekâ€™s time to enter all of our information,â€? Cink said. â€œWe usually have a month.â€? Due in part to wrangling over losing the homestead credit and the new market-value exclusions in place, Cink said she couldnâ€™t place a value on the impact of the school districtâ€™s 2.3 percent levy decrease. â€œWith that new exclusion and the calculation, it really depends on the value of their home and the improvements,â€? she said. â€œIt really depends on the assessed value.â€? The levy approved on Monday is subject to change, though state statute dictates that school boards can only lower the fi nal levy and cannot increase it from the preliminary levy. â€œI donâ€™t really see it changing but I always want people to know thereâ€™s the opportunity for it to change,â€? Cink said. â€œWeâ€™ll defi nitely keep an eye on it.â€? The board is set to vote on the final levy at its Monday, Dec. 12 regular meeting, following the annual truth in taxation hearing.
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1. Read for the Record Consent Agenda: 1. Minutes of the Sept. 15, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2011 School Board meetings 2. Human Resources report 3. Donations 4. Schedule a closed session following the regularly scheduled board meeting on Oct. 6, 2011, for the discussion of negotiation strategies New Business 1. Approve miscellaneous stipends and pay rates
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Diamondhead Education Center (upper level, Burnsville High School Senior Campus), 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Prior to the meeting there will be a board listening session at 6 p.m. in the same location. This is an opportunity to speak informally with board members on any topic. The tentative agenda for the regular board meeting includes: Public Recognition
2. Approve change in election officials for Nov. 8, 2011, referendum election Reports 1. Student adviser 2. Superintendent 3. Board members Adjourn to closed session for discussion of negotiation strategies Items may need to be added and/ or removed from the tentative agenda after it is published. For an update on agenda items, call the superintendentâ€™s office at (952) 707-2005.
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Does God really know me, what I am going through?
Huizenga SPIRITUAL REFLECTIONS
Himself: able to rule, able to make decisions, beautiful! Then, God took Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden of Eden, a perfect, beautiful garden where man could work the soil and serve God in His creation. This garden must have been remarkable … no English word can describe it. You see, there was no sin or anything wrong in the Garden of Eden. God made it perfect. The colors and scents must have been glorious! It was in the Garden of Eden that we see God’s desire for intimacy with His people. It was a relationship of love, unity and cooperation. This is God’s original intent: an intimate relationship with humans. Then something went wrong. Adam and Eve chose to step outside of the perfect beauty of this relationship with God. They chose to listen to the serpent (the devil) that the Lord allowed into the Garden of Eden to test Adam and Eve. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the “Tree of
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the Knowledge of Good and Evil,” they were doing exactly what God told them not to do. Immediately, the intimacy with God was broken … sin was in the way … a wall was built between humans and God. [NIV, Genesis 3] And this is where the wall remains for so many people, not able to get to God’s heart of love. But, God’s original intent of intimacy with His humans did not leave His heart. God is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. God’s original intent shows itself in the fullness of time: God sent His Son Jesus Christ to come to earth, to live a perfect life, and to pay for the breaking down of the wall with his own blood. Today! Right now! This moment! God desires an intimate relationship with you. He has made it possible for you through Jesus Christ. He wants to walk with you, fill you with His presence and grace. He wants to laugh with you, cry with you, share every moment with you and fill you with His strength and love. He wants intimacy with you right now! Millions testify to the power of this intimate love that transforms their lives. In Jesus Christ, this intimacy is yours today. (Pastor Dave Huizenga is the senior pastor at Bridgewood Church in Savage. He is one of several area people who write for “Spiritual Reflections,” a weekly column appearing in this newspaper.)
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Is it possible for the God who created the universe, who designed the intricacies and grandeur of this beautiful world, to know me and what I am going through? And if He does, does He care? And why would He care anyway? The earth is filled with people who have a view of God as a distant, non-engaged, disinterested Being who watches us from Heaven and sometimes pays attention to us when it fits His Will or need. Millions of people pray with some hope that a distant God may look at their situation and turn His face with favor. Sometimes, people will try to gain God’s attention by doing good deeds or perhaps even going to church, or visiting Grandma. Is this who God is really? The God of the Bible, the God who is known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is not a distant and impersonal God. In fact, the Bible is quite clear that God desires intimacy and family unity with humans. The Bible begins in the book of Genesis with a remarkable picture of God’s intent for His relationship with humans. After God created the world, He created human beings. He said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” [NIV, Genesis 1:26-27] God created humans like
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Presentation: ‘How Do We Love the Diﬃcult Person?’ A presentation at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville will tackle the topic, “How Do We Love the Difficult Person.” Recovery Coach Gloria Englund will discuss how to draw boundaries that are loving and supportive, and how to effectively deal with individuals battling addition, depression or
chronic illness. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Prince of Peace is located at 13901 Fairview Drive in Burnsville. For more information, call Richard Erickson at (952) 788-0275. The presentation is park of the educational speaker series sponsored by the Depression Support Coalition.
Open Circle Church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 8 Open Circle Church in Burnsville will hold a Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will include live music, games and crafts, grilled burgers and brats, a bake sale, craft sale and a free-will donation yard sale. Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food or personal care item for the food shelf. Open Circle Church is located at 2400 Highland Drive in Burnsville. For more information, visit www.opencirclechurch.com
B r a ndon a nd Jennifer Mulcahy of Savage a nnounce the birth of t hei r d au g hter, Roselyn Eve Mulcahy, at 1:48 p.m., Aug. 1, in St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. She weighed 8 pou nds 1 ou nce and was 19 inches long. She has dark brow n hai r and blue eyes. Grandparents are Valorie and Al Rose of Waseca, Sherri and David Mulcahy of Waseca, and Jeff and Carol Conway of Mesa, Ariz. Greatgrandparents are John and Verla Conway of Waseca and Delores Mulcahy of Waseca. The Savage Pacer welcomes announcements about births and adoptions and there is no
An open house is planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dennis and Linda Karow, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Lakefront Park’s pavilion, 5000 Kop Parkway. RSVP by calling (763) 9723433 or e-mailing kvieau @ delano.k12.mn.us.
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PUBLICSAFETY An 28-year-old Burnsville woman is in Scott County Jail after incidents in Savage last Wednesday, Sept. 21, which led to her arrest. Jade Lewis has been charged with fi fth-degree possession of marijuana and domestic assault. The fifth degree possession charge has a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fi ne or both. The domestic assault charge is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. T he cou nt y’s complai nt against Lewis stems from a call that Savage police officers responded to regarding a possible domestic assault in a vehicle at approximately 7:18 p.m. The responding officer located a man in the parking lot of a local gas station. According to the officer’s report, the man was bleeding from his face and arms and neck and said that Lewis had attacked him after she had picked him up from his workplace. The man said Lewis had been driving erratically, and so he took over driving for her. It was then that she became angry
and kicked and slapped him, according to the Scott County Attorney’s statement of probable cause. The officer and the man located Lewis on the side of Highway 13 near 129th Street, where her the man had dropped her off before driving to the gas station, according to the county’s statement. The county also alleges that Lewis had narcotics in her purse when it was searched subsequent to her arrest. The county alleges that she admitted to punching the man in the face twice. Lewis is scheduled to make her fi rst court appearance before Judge Carol Hooten at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.
Registered oﬀender violates requirements Savage Police conducted a predatory offender registration compliance check Monday, Sept. 26, and learned that a known offender had moved away from his Savage address one week earlier without notifying authorities. Christopher Amersberg, 21, told officers that he was homeless and moving from “couch to couch,” according to county
documents. The county has charged Amersberg with knowingly violating his registration requirement. Amersberg faces a maximum penalty of between two and five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. He is currently being held in Scott County Jail. State records reveal that he has a prior conviction for failure to register as a predatory offender on Dec. 23, 2009, in McLeod County. He is required to register as a predatory offender as a result of a December 2002 second degree criminal sexual conduct adjudication in McLeod County.
Woman from Savage accused of writing bad check A woman from Savage has been accused of writing a bad check to School District 719 in the amount of $494. A sergeant with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office alleges that the woman wrote the check but did not intend for it to be paid. The maximum penalty she faces is one year in jail, a $3,000 fine or both. Scott County has summoned her to a future court date. Forrest Adams
POLICE REPORT She refused to take a breath test. The Savage Police Department isNARCOTICS sued 48 citations and responded to MORE ONLINE Sept. 24: At 2:16 a.m., officers is245 incidents between Sept. 19 and LISTEN TO THE sued a citation for possession of drug Sept. 26. Some of those included: POLICE SCANNER paraphernalia and instructional permit ASSAULT www.savagepacer.com violation to a 19-year-old Burnsville Sept. 25: Formal charges are pendman at Natchez Lane and South Nating against a 38-year-old Le Sueur, Wis., chez Avenue after the man was seen man and a 39-year-old woman from Savage after officers responded to a domestic disturbance violating a traffic signal. Sept. 24: At 9:37 p.m., a 21-year-old male from Burnsville report. At 4:28 p.m., officers responded to a call that was made was cited for possession of less than 1.5 ounces of mariby the woman from Savage, in which she alleged that the Le juana, and an 18-year-old man from Eden Prairie was cited Sueur man would not leave her West 124th Street apartment. for speed when officers conducted a traffic stop at McColl She further alleged that by virtue of his presence in the same Drive and South Ottawa Avenue. OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE location as her he was violating a domestic assault no Sept. 22: Charges are pending against a 30-year-old contact order. Officers took the man into custody, but in interviewing woman from Savage after she was combative toward officers. him they learned that the woman had assaulted him. They Officers responded to the disturbance call at a local hotel also arrested the 39-year-old female on probable cause that on West 123 Street. At the hotel they found a woman sitting on the curb with two men nearby. One of the men was her she had committed fifth-degree domestic assault. husband. He told officers that she had fallen, and the ANIMAL AT LARGE Sept. 21: Shortly after 10 a.m., a woman in the 1400 woman complained of pain in her arm, according to the block of Savanna Oaks Drive was cited for having an animal police report. The report indicates that officers ordered an ambulance at large after officers received a complaint. to the scene, but the woman, who had a blood alcohol DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Sept. 24: A resident of the 8600 block of Ridgewood Lane content of .22, refused to be evaluated. The woman was reportedly in the ambulance, but became told officers at 12:35 a.m. that several teenagers had egged so combative that she was eventually placed on a stretcher and toilet papered his house. No suspects were located. Sept. 24: A resident of the 14000 block of Yosemite in restraints and sedated before she was brought to St. Avenue reported twice last week that his home had been Francis Hospital. Officers cleared the scene at 5:28 a.m. RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY egged. Officers took the first call on Saturday at 10:23 p.m. Sept. 20: At 5:37 p.m., a resident of Savage reported a They did not locate any suspects. It was determined there was no permanent damage to the home. The second call residential burglary. Authorities are not releasing the address came on Sunday, Sept. 25 after 12:30 a.m. Authorities again of the residence, pending their investigation. THEFTS located no suspects. Sept. 21: At approximately 9 a.m., a female student from DISTURBING THE PEACE Sept. 19: At 3:26 p.m., officers responded to a juvenile Savage reported the theft of an iPod Touch and a cell phone resident of Savage who reported that he was hit by eggs from her Eagle Ridge Junior High School locker. The estithrown from a motor vehicle. Officers located no suspects. mated value of both items is $250. There are no suspects. Sept. 23: The officer assigned to Eagle Ridge Junior High Sept. 20: At 9:13 a.m., a woman told officers that her high-school son had been receiving threatening text mes- School began investigating a report of someone who was in sages. The parties that were alleged to have been involved possession of stolen property. Sept. 21: A Prior Lake High School student reported the were advised to stop sending threatening messages. No theft of a pair of tennis shoes from an unlocked locker around charges were filed. Sept. 21: At 2:09 p.m., a mother told officers that teen- noon. The estimated value of the shoes is $50. There are no agers in a vehicle threw eggs at her child and other children suspects. Sept. 22: At 10:17 a.m., a resident of Savage reported while the children were walking on South Yosemite Avenue. None of the children were hit by the eggs. There are no the theft of a cell phone valued at $400 from the 13000 block of Webster Court. No suspects have been identified. suspects. UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION Sept. 25: At 12:46 p.m., a woman from Savage reported Sept. 19: At 5:36 p.m., officers cited a 20-year old male that she had been receiving harassing calls from her exboyfriend. Officers told the man to stop calling her and ad- from Burnsville for underage consumption after officers revised her on how to obtain a restraining order. No charges ceived a complaint about drinking in the park. Sept. 25: A juvenile male from Burnsville was cited for have been filed. underage consumption of alcohol and curfew violation, while DWI Sept. 22: Shortly after 1 a.m., a 22-year-old South St. a juvenile female from Savage was cited for curfew violation Paul man was pulled over on West Highway 13 for driving after officers received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle over 81 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. The attending officer on the 13000 block of South Huntington Avenue. Officers also reported that the man’s driving exhibited other indicators responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint at 4:45 a.m. that he was driving under the influence. Once pulled over, The juveniles were released to their parents. WARRANT the man was arrested for fourth degree DWI, careless driving, Sept. 19: A 55-year-old male from Savage was arrested driving without a driver’s license and improper lane use. Sept. 25: Shortly after midnight, a 40-year-old Apple in the 4400 block of West 144th Street on a Washington Valley woman was arrested for third-degree DWI test refusal, County warrant for a traffic violation. Sept. 20: At 7:43 a.m., in the 12000 block of South Lynn fourth-degree DWI and speed. She was stopped at Highway 13 and South Dakota Avenue on account of her excessive Avenue, a 48-year-old male from Austin, Minn., was arrested speed. She was clocked at 58 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. on an Olmsted County warrant for driving after suspension.
FIRE CALLS Sept. 13 At 11:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a water flow alarm in the 12000 block of Yosemite Avenue. Upon arrival they found a malfunctioning system. They waited for a key holder to arrive and then entered the building and extracted the water. Sept. 17 The fire department responded to two evening grass fires. The first one was at 8:43 p.m. in the 5400 block of Dakota Avenue. It was an illegal burn. They extinguished the fire and notified the property owners. The second was at 8:50 p.m. near the intersection of 46th Street and Idaho Avenue. Sept. 21 Firefighters were called to the 7000 block of 140th Street for a lift assist, but they were canceled en route. Sept. 21 At 8:01 p.m., firefighters were called to the 9000 block of Meadow Place for a fire alarm. They reset the system.
Sept. 22 At 9:42 a.m., firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 14200 block of Quentin Avenue. A home inspection revealed no presence of CO. Sept 23 At 11:42 a.m., firefighters responded to the 4200 block of 141st Street. There was a cut gas line inside a residential structure. They shut off the gas, ventilated the home and notified the gas company. Home owners were home at the time of the incident. Sept. 24 At 8:35 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm in a single family home in the 5400 block of 144th Street. It was determined the fire alarm had gone off due to steam from a shower head. Sept. 25 At 6:28 a.m., firefighters responded to the 9300 block of Creek Ridge Lane on account of a reported smell of smoke. The found a malfunctioning furnace.
At 6:24 p.m., firefighters responded to the 4600 block of Highway 13 to assist on a medical call. Sept. 26 At 7:35 a.m., firefighters responded to the 5700 block of O’Connell Circle for a fire alarm. They replaced the alarm’s batteries. At 11:32 a.m., firefighters responded to the 13200 block of Glendale Road for a fire alarm at an elementary school. The alarm went off due to an unknown cause. They reset the system. At 3:43 p.m., firefighters responded to the 12100 block of Lynn Avenue South for a medical assist. At 6:55 p.m., firefighters responded to the 4600 block of 29th Street for what was determined to be an illegal burn. They advised the homeowner to put out the fire. At 9:21 p.m., firefighters responded to the 4200 block of West 141 Street to a reported strange odor. They found a malfunctioning furnace.
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Fire department hosting open house Oct. 4 The Savage Fire Department will host an open house and fire safety expo from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Residents are invited to visit the station at 14321 O’Connell Road for fi re demonstrations and trainings, as well as the always-popular fire truck rides for the little ones. Visitors will have a chance to spray a fi re hose, try on fi re gear and get a look inside North Memorial’s Air Care helicopter. Home fi re safety displays will include information on preventing and extinguishing cooking fires, and escaping your home during a fi re. Those interested in the fi re service will be able to obtain information on how to become involved with the Savage Fire Department. The event is free. Donations of non-perishable goods will be collected for local food shelves. The open house and expo kicks off Fire Prevention Week, scheduled for Oct. 9 -15. Although the official observation is only one week long, the Savage Fire Department has presentations scheduled throughout the month. Firefighters will spend time in schools and around the community to promote fi re safety awareness.
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DISTRICT COURT The following are Scott County District Court felony and gross-misdemeanor dispositions. Defendants either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by the court unless otherwise indicated. Cynthia Lyn Nau, 47, Farmington, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Four years’ probation, 24 days in jail, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $510 in fines. Antoine Charles Archambault, 27, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 90 days in jail, 60 days under electronic home-monitoring, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $1,085 in fines. Tiffany Ann Duff, 21, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, $710 in fines. Molly Teresa Haraldson, 41, Minneapolis, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, 80 hours of community service, random
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tests, $460 in fines. DWI, a misdemeanor. One year probation (concurrent). Mandalyn Nicklaus, 29, Hutchinson, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, two days in jail, follow recommendations of evaluation, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $910 in fines. Candice Ruth Norman, 36, Shakopee, DWI (refusal to submit to test), a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 20 hours of community service, follow recommendations of evaluation, $525 in fines. Kristine Lee Robinson, 45, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, six days in jail, 30 days under electronic home-monitoring, abstain from alcohol, random tests, $585 in fines. Jesse Clinton Sherwood, 26, Selah, Wash., DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, $885 in fines. Joey Dwight Brunner, 56, Belle
Plaine, domestic assault, a gross-misdemeanor. Adjudication stayed: One year probation, one day in jail, abstain from alcohol, follow recommendations of evaluation, no possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. One year probation, one day in jail, same condition as previous sentence (concurrent), $210 in fines. Michael Wayne Malz, 38, Jordan, driving while intoxicated (refusal to submit to test), a gross-misdemeanor. One year probation, two days in jail, follow recommendation of evaluation, $435 in fines. Thaddeus Leonard Watson, 50, Minneapolis, false name to police officer, a gross-misdemeanor. Six months in jail, $85 in fines. Thomas James Ross, 23, Prior Lake, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Serve 15 months imprison, provide DNA sample, $85 in fines.
James Tong Xiong, 41, Minneapolis, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance, a felony. Adjudication stayed: Five years’ probation, 10 days in jail, random tests, $200 in fines. David William Bollig, 26, Spring Park, first-degree criminal damage to property, a felony. Four years’ probation, five days in jail, 20 days under electronic home-monitoring, no contact with victim(s), abstain from alcohol, random tests, provide DNA sample, write letter of apology, restitution, $185 in fines. Obstruction of the legal process, a gross-misdemeanor. Same sentence, serve concurrently. Anthony Scott Hooker, 37, Faribault, first-degree criminal damage to property, a felony. Serve 17 month in prison (concurrent with previous sentence), $85 in fines. Sara Kathryn Pacholke, 41, Shakopee, DWI, a gross-misdemeanor. Two years’ probation, 30 days in jail, $410 in fines.
Autumn is upon us, and we’re seeking your best fall color photos. We’re looking for those eye-popping reds, oranges, yellows and golds – whether they’re in landscape photos or pictures of your kids playing in the leaves. Share your best photo with Savage Pacer readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB ﬁle size – to Editor Amy Lyon, firstname.lastname@example.org, before noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Include your name and city of residence. We’ll run some reader photos online at savagepacer.com and some in the Oct. 29 Pacer print edition. SAVAGE
Selling your home out of season? A great deck makes a difference
n a perfect world, no one would ever have to face the challenge of trying to sell a house when there’s snow on the ground and the trees are bare. In reality, people have to sell and buy homes throughout the year. While winter may not be the optimum season to showcase your landscaping, there is one improvement you can make that will help you boost your home’s outdoor appeal no matter what the season: a deck. When potential buyers visit your home in winter, they might not be able to envision how green and lovely your backyard will look come spring. But they will be able to see with their own eyes the square footage that a deck adds to the home’s living space. Decks, patios, sunrooms and porches
have always been popular with home buyers, but real estate agents say that too often those spaces are neglected or not used to their best advantage. Yet outdoor improvements like a deck can signiﬁcantly enhance your home’s value and appeal. In fact, at the time of resale, a deck will recoup, on average, about 73 percent of the original cost of building it, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report. The cooler temperatures of fall and early winter make the season a great time to add a deck to your home. Or, if you already have a deck, you can enhance its appeal by adding simple touches and accessories. A bonus space—for example, a tiny deck or rarely used balcony off a master bedroom—can be transformed into a romantic getaway by staging it with cozy, cushioned seating and a raised ﬁrepit. You
can safeguard your deck and add designer style with Latitudes deck stones, 16-inch interlocking square tiles made of natural slate or granite. Deck stones can provide an effective ﬁ re barrier that’s an asset under ﬁrepits or grills, or when used to create an outdoor kitchen. Lighting is another way to boost appeal. LED deck lighting kits, like those offered by Deckorators, are both practical and visually appealing. Adding lighting to a deck can be an important safety feature, and also helps create a warm, welcoming mood for evening entertaining. Another improvement that speaks to both safety and visual appeal are deck railings. Decorative railings with ornate balusters, post cap and post covers can give virtually any wood or composite lumber deck a distinctive look for a modest investment.
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Former newspaper editor to author book on Savage Local author and former Savage Pacer newspaper editor Nancy Hudd leston r e c e nt ly signed a contract with national publ i sher A rc adia P ublishing to author a pictoria l history book Nancy about SavHuddleston age. The book, which will be a part of Arcadia’s “Images of America” series, will feature well-known historical fi gures such as the famous race horse D a n Pat ch a nd h i s ow ner as well as lesser known stories about the city’s history. Vintage photographs, which Huddleston is collecting and rese a rchi n g, a nd det ai led captions will educate readers as well as evoke nostalgia and pride in those with connections to Savage. “In my time as editor of the Savage Pacer, I came to really appreciate the rich and diverse history of the city,” Huddleston said. “Documenting this history seemed like
a great way to contribute to the community and share my enthusiasm for its history.” To provide a more complete g li mpse i nto historic Savage, Huddleston would like to include photographs from community family photo collections. Those who have family photographs from the late1800s to mid-1960s that they’d like to have considered for the book can contact Huddleston via e-mail at email@example.com or phone at (952) 894-8733. “Savage” is scheduled for publication in 2012 and will be available for purchase at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers.
Local woman publishes book on surviving chemo Knowing what to expect before you begin chemotherapy is key to managing the side ef fects and continuing to live as normal a life as possible, says Tracy Rubietta, Prior Lake resident Tracy and co-author Rubietta of the new book, “The Chemo Zone: Your
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Guide to Living and Flourishing With Chemotherapy.” Rubietta’s mother, Linda, conceived of and wrote most of the book. Linda died in November 2010, following a three-year struggle with her disease. Rubietta promised her mother that she would finish the book and see it through to publication. Rubietta is a trained clinical oncology specialist and has served as a volunteer patient educator and advocate the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation program at the University of Minnesota. She also served three years on the executive committee of the national Lymphoma Research Foundation. Well-known in Twin Cities advertising circles for her work as a commercial art director, Linda Rubietta worked on the book in response to her own three-year journey into the chemo zone – a journey necessitated by her battle with ovarian cancer. Chemotherapy was shocking in itself – but equally shocking to her was the dearth of information available to patients about how to prepare for, and cope with, chemotherapy on a day-to-day basis. “The Chemo Zone” is available now for purchase online through Barnes and Noble bookstores, and online at various websites including www. thechemozone.com.
Phoenix Star: The Great War
“Somebody paid me for something I wrote.”
NOT A LIKELY CANDIDATE Anderson probably never would have been voted the student most likely to write a novel – partly because he has no writing background and partly because his education halted abruptly after sixth grade. “I was born and raised on a fa r m wit h my au nt and uncle in W hite Hall, Wisc.,” Anderson said. “I was taken out of school after sixth grade to work on the farm.” A n d e r s o n j oi n e d t h e Navy at 16 (he lied about his age) and was discharged at 19 when his real age was revealed. He then moved to Texas where he became a truck driver, owning his own truck and trailer. On the road, Anderson listened to books on tape. “I was always into reading science fiction and comic books,” he said. “In fact I just sold a collection of over 6,000 comic books.”
A LOVE STORY Anderson calls his wife, Gayle, “the salt of the earth.” They met when she was working at a company that conducted background checks on drivers. She quit her job and went on the road with
Lord Grey and the crew of the Phoenix Star had no idea the adventure they were about to face – as he, Earth and the Aragon Empire were facing a new challenge and a new enemy. Lord Grey and the Phoenix Star are sent off on a journey to find a new power source to help their civilization. Craig D. Anderson him for awhile. “He’s a lways been g reat at telling stories,” she said. “W hen you’re driving in a truck for so many hours, you hear a lot of stories.” The couple married in 1999, and six months later, Gayle was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As her health deteriorated, Anderson became a full-time caregiver. A nderson reti red from trucking in 2005 when he was injured by a chain that whipped across his chest and caused severe muscle damage in his upper arm. Gayle is from Minnesota, and the couple moved to a townhome in Savage six years ago.
A DAY IN HIS LIFE A typical writing day for Anderson lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. in his home office that doubles as the dining room table. Gayle
Copies of the book can be ordered at www. publishamerica.com, www. amazon.com and www. barnesandnoble.com said that she and a neighbor friend wait patiently for him to print out pages so they can read the continuing quests of Lord Grey. Anderson is working on the second book in the Phoenix Star series, “The Last True Hero.” He anticipates there will be eight books total. “Oh, I already know the whole story,” Anderson said. T he idea of becomi ng a world-famous author is appealing, but Anderson isn’t holding his breath. “I’m not in the writing career to make money. If I’m in it for the money, I’m in it for the wrong reasons. I just want to show people that anybody can do anything at anytime,” said Anderson.
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“ T he Writi ng Li fe for Teens,” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at the Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. Teens in grades six through 12 will learn how and where to start a narrative and how to best capture life’s defi ning moments. Class time will be divided between discussion and writing exercises. Instructor Kate St. Vincent Vogel is the author of “Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers” and teaches creative writing at the Loft and elsewhere. The class, “Beginning Memoir: Finding Your Story,” will take place from 6:30 to 8 :30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Shakopee Library, 235 Lewis St. Do you have a memory that shimmers in your mind? Using prompts and free-writing, t he class wi l l get t hem on paper. Instructor Angela Foster, a poet and memoirist, will discuss the basics of memoirs and details that bring them to life. Participants will leave the class with at least three works in progress and ideas for more.
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Prior Lake senior Jack Kaiser gets brought down by Burnsville senior Hunter Anderson (46) and junior Andrew Herkenhoff in the Lakers’ 13-10 win over the Blaze Sept. 23.
Retaining the trophy Lakers hold off Blaze 13-10 to win second ‘Battle of Savage’ BY TOM SCHARDIN firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dan Patch Trophy is staying at Prior Lake – but barely. In the second-ever “Battle of Savage,” the Burnsville football team nearly took the traveling trophy away from the Lakers, but fell just short losing 13-10 in its Homecoming game. Prior Lake senior Topher Rose scored on two quarterback sneaks, including one on fourth-and-1 from the Blaze’s 2-yard early in the fourth quarter to give the Lakers a 13-3 lead. “They made some runs on third and fourth down that hurt us,” said Blaze coach Tyler Krebs. “We needed someone to step up and make a play. We wanted to be in the game in the fourth quarter. We just didn’t make enough plays to win.” “We knew Burnsville was getting better every week,” said Lakers coach Matt Gegenheimer. “We knew they’d play us hard. As the game went on, our run blocking got better. We were able to go on some drives and get some big fi rst downs.”
Burnsville senior Mike Becker blocked the extra point on the Lakers’ second score and the Blaze followed with a 77-yard scoring drive. It was capped off when senior Dan Motl connected with sophomore Will Reger on a 28-yard touchdown pass with 3:44 to play. An 18-yard screen pass from Motl to senior Jalen Dyson helped set up the score, which came one play after an eightyard sack from Lakers’ junior Elijah Patrick. With two timeouts remaining and down by three, Burnsville went for the onside kick. But Prior Lake recovered on its own 46-yard line. On fourthand-inches, Rose converted another quarterback sneak for a fi rst down and the Lakers were able to run out the clock. “We thought the onside kick was our best option,” said Krebs. “And they gave us the look that we wanted. We just didn’t execute the kick.” Prior Lake climbed back to the .500 mark (2-2 overall), improving to 2-1 in the conference. Burnsville dropped to 1-3 in league play with two of its losses by a combined five points.
Burnsville senior Dan Motl (7) looks to avoid the tackle of Prior Lake senior Ted Choudek. Last year, the Lakers won a 34-33 thriller over the Blaze, stopping Burnsville on a twopoint conversion try with 18 seconds left in the game. When Prior Lake moved out of the Missota Conference last year and into the SSC with Burnsville and eight former Lake Conference schools, the “Battle of Savage” was born. Prior Lake and Burnsville share students from the City of Savage at about a 50-50 ratio. Meanwhile, Lakers’ senior Jack Kaiser had 117 yards on the ground. Junior fullback Jack
Johnson’s 50-yard run set up Prior Lake’s second touchdown. He finished with 86 yards. Prior Lake’s first touchdown was set up by a blocked punt by senior Mason Lytle in the second quarter, which was recovered by junior Dylan Jackson who took the ball to the Blaze’s 1-yard line. Two plays later, Rose scored for a 7-0 lead. Burnsville got on the board right before halftime. Junior Jake Rother recovered a fumble on the Lakers’ 15-yard line.
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Perfection is attainable. The Prior Lake girls tennis team earned that Sept. 28, along with the South Suburban Conference title. The Lakers didn’t lose a set in a 7-0 home win over Bloomington Kennedy in their regular season fi nale. Prior Lake will take a 16-0 record (9-0 in the conference) into the Section 3AA tournament. The Lakers will be the No. 1 seed and, with that, a target on their back. “ We a r e ver y f i r e d up going into sections and we know we will have to play our best,” said Lakers coach Kris Rosborough. “We know that teams like Eagan and Rosemount will be gunning for us and also changing up their lineups to try to beat us, so we have to be ready. “I’m very proud of the girls for going 16-0,” added Rosborough. “I’m also very proud that we finished off with a full team effort. All 13 of the girls on the varsity team have worked so hard both in the offseason and all this season, so we sat three of our regular starters. It was very important to me that we could say that everyone earned a point for this conference championship. “This is a special group of girls and they all deserved to play in a conference match.” The last Prior Lake team to qualify for state was in 1991. That squad went 15-3, so the Lakers have already set the school record for wins in a season. The 15-team section tourney starts Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Lakers will get a bye in the fi rst round and begin quarterfinal play at home Thursday, Oct. 6. The semifi nals are set for Oct. 11 with the title match Oct. 13. both are held at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville. Seeds come out Monday, Oct. 3. Prior Lake went into the Kennedy match with an impressive 4-3 home win over Eden Prairie Sept. 26, along with a 7-0 conference win at Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 22 and a 6-1 victory versus South St. Paul the next day. Meanwhile, against Kennedy, eighth-grader Chloe Hall
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Prior Lake eighth-grader Chloe Hall won at No. 1 singles in the Lakers’ 6-1 win over South St. Paul Sept. 23.
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www.scoreboard.mn sat out at No. 1 singles and seniors Caitlyn Gengler and Alex Fasking sat out at their regular No. 2 doubles spot. Seventh-grader Savanna Crowell played No. 1 singles and rolled (6 - 0, 6 -1), while ni nt h-g rader Da ni Kel ler won at No. 2 (6 - 0, 6 -1) and sophomore Sarah Henderson cruised at No. 3 (6 -1, 6 - 0). Sophomore Hannah Lund won at No. 4 (6-0, 6-1). In doubles, junior Savanna Petersen and eighth-grader Grayce Petersen won at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0), while eighth-grader Sydney Soeffker and sophomore Nikki Henderson moved up spot to play at No. 2 and won easily (6-1, 6-1). Sophomores Abby Broadwell and Emily Gulstad won at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1). Against Eden Prairie, the Lakers won two of three in doubles and split the four singles matches. “This was a huge win as Eden Prairie got ranked No. 5 in the last state rankings and has had some really good wins this year,” said Rosborough. “The wind was tough, but the girls really did a great job battling through.”
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It’s been a while since the Prior Lake boys soccer team had a 3-0 lead at halftime. The Lakers are usually embroiled in low-scoring, tight games, so the early lead must have been nice to play with for coach Mike Shebuski’s team. It’s the first time the Lakers have scored three or more times in a game this season and the first time in 11 games dating back to last year. “We came out and did really well,” Shebuski said of his team’s 4-1 South Suburban Conference win at Lakeville South Sept. 27. “We took it to
them right from the start. We continue to improve. “Heading into sections, we want to be playing our best,” added Shebuski. Prior Lake improved to 8-5 overall (4-3 in the conference) with three games to play before the Section 2AA tourney. The Lakers went into the Lakeville South game on the heels of a 1-0 home win over Rochester Mayo Sept. 24 and a 3-1 loss at No. 6 Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 22. The Lakers are playing host to White Bear Lake today (Saturday, Oct. 1) in a non-league game. Prior Lake has a huge conference game at home versus
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Prior Lake senior Jack Peterson heads the ball in the Lakers’ 3-1 loss at Jefferson Sept. 22. Bloomington Kennedy Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and will close out the regular season at No. 1 Eastview Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. The game with Kennedy may very well determine if the Lakers play at home in the section quarterfi nals.
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The Burnsville girls soccer team continued its stellar defensive surge Sept. 27 with its fi fth shutout in its last six games. The No. 5 -ranked Blaze improved to 10-3 on the season and 5-2 in the South Suburban Conference with a 2-0 blanking of Bloomington Jefferson at home. Junior Meghann Rudolph and ninth-grader Darby Loftus combined for the shutout, making three and two saves, respectively. Both played a half. Lofthus and Rudolph also combined on a shutout in the Blaze’s 1-0 home win over No. 7 Eagan Sept. 22 with Lofthus making three saves and Rudolph making one.
Meanwhile, sophomore Alyssa Blahnik continued her scoring prowess, tallying all three of the Blaze’s in the two wins. She has a team-best 23 goals, giving her 39 for her career in her second season on the varsity. Juniors Tiana Khamvongsa and Maggie Soderholm each had assists in the win over Jefferson, while sophomore Hannah Kierstead assisted in the Blahnik’s goal versus Eagan. The Blaze allowed 11 goals in its fi rst six games, but has given up only three in its last six. The defense has been anchored by Kierstead, juniors Nata lie Muench and Sara Poythress and senior Hannah Freden.
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Burnsville senior Bailly Drayton controls the ball in the Blaze’s 2-0 win over Jefferson Sept. 27.
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The Burnsville boys cross country team’s pack was spread out Sept. 24, but by design. The Blaze had two runners – seniors Cole O’Brien and Abdul Salan – competing at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course, the site of this year’s Section 3AA race Oct. 26. Meanwhile, the Blaze’s other runners were racing at the Eagle Invitational at Apple Valley. At the Roy Griak, O’Brien and Salan more than held their own amongst the 472 runners competing from different states on the 5,000-meter course. O’Brien, ranked No. 3 in the Class AA state individual poll, fi nished eighth overall with a time of 16 minutes, 8.19 seconds. Salan took 36th (16:39.24).
T he Bl a z e d id not h ave enough runners for a team score (five are needed). Bismarck won the title with 102 points, while No. 2 -ranked Rosemount was the highest Minnesota team taking third with 271 points. The Irish are in the Blaze’s section, along with No. 9 Eastview. At the Eagle invite, the Blaze ended up eighth out of 18 teams with 235 points. Fifth-ranked Eden Prairie won the title (41), followed by Eastview (67), Lakeville South (106) and Apple Valley (132). Leading the Blaze was ninthgrader Faysol Mamoud, who finished 11th (16:56). Junior Shawn Wong took 28th (17:39). Rounding out the Blaze’s lineup was senior Justin Duda in 64th (18:25), sophomore Sam Houchins in 65th (18:25), senior John Kleinow in 67th (18:29),
sophomore Andrew Brinkman in 98th (19:04) and senior Mike Johnson in 114th (20:16). Burnsville was back on the trails Thursday (results not available at press time). The Blaze will compete in the Victoria Lion’s Invitation at the Chaska Par 30 Golf Course Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
BLAZE GIRLS Meanwhile, the Burnsville girls had its entire varsity team competing at the Roy Griak Sophomore Vivian Hett led Burnsville and was well up in the pack, fi nishing 15th overall with a time of 19:22.1 on the 5,0 0 0 -meter course. Senior Rissa Lane ended up 155th (21:10.9), followed by eighthgrader Johanna Weber in 172nd (21:22.3). In the team Gold Division team standings, the Blaze ended up 37th with 853 points.
Dowling Catholic won the title with 130 points, followed by Fa rgo Davies (18 8 ) and West Des Moines Valley (240). Fou r t h-ra n ked Eaga n was the highest finishing Minnesota school taking fourth (255), while No. 5 Wayzata was sixth (272) and No. 7 Edina was eighth (307). Eagan is in the Blaze’s section, along with Prior Lake. Other finishes for Burnsville included: senior Laura Comee in 307th (22:36.6), junior Kjerstin Narvesen in 314th (22:41.6), senior Sierra Adrian in 329th (22:59.3), sophomore Tori Felton in 338th (23:06.6), sophomore Lisa Ranft in 370th (24:00.4), ninth-grader Jordan Horner in 379th (24:10.9) and ninth-grader Jane Koch (no time). Burnsville also competed in its own invite Thursday and will run at the Victoria Lion’s.
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Blaze goes winless in five games BY TOM SCHARDIN firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burnsville boys soccer team can’t seem to fi nd a win with the playoffs fast approaching. The Blaze went into its nonconference game Thursday (results not available at press time) at No. 5 Edina winless in its last five games. That included a 4-1 home loss to No. 6 Bloomington Jefferson in a South Suburban Conference game Sept. 27 and a 1-0 overtime loss at home to No. 9 Eagan Sept. 22. Burnsville (5-4-4 overall) is 3-3-1 in the conference with two league games left to play – at Lakeville North Tuesday, Oct 4 and home to Apple Valley Oct. 6. Both games are at 5 p.m. Burnsville has faced four ranked opponents in its last five games, going 0-3-1. The other loss is to No. 8 Eden Prairie (1-0), while the tie is with No. 1 Eastview (1-1). The Blaze also tied Owatonna 2-2, which started the winless streak Oct. 17. There’s no doubt Burnsville’s strength of schedule will benefit them come playoff seeding time. Can the Blaze be in the top-four seeds to get a home game? The top of the field is strong with Eastview (11-0-1), Eagan (9-3-2) and Apple Valley (9-3-1).
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“Right now, it really looks like that game could be for the No. 4 and 5 seeds,” said Shebuski. “The Eastview game will also be a good challenge for us right before sections.” The top-three seeds seem pretty certain – No. 8 Eden Prairie (7-2-3), No. 5 Edina (101-1) and Jefferson (7-2-4). Sha kopee ( 6 - 4 -2 ) is a lso vying for the No. 4 seed, but doesn’t have the strength of schedule the Lakers and Eagles do. Although the Sabers do play at Jefferson Oct. 1, so a win there would really enhance Shakopee’s stock. Chanhassen (4-7) and Minnetonka (3-7-2) are also in the field. Section quarterfi nal play begins Oct. 13. Meanwhile, in the win over Lakeville South, seniors Connor Anderson and Zack Fennessy each had a goal and an assist. Junior Logan Bunbury and senior Ben Clements also scored.
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Burnsville junior Luis Garcia (8) fights for the ball in the Blaze’s 4-1 loss to Jefferson Sept. 27. Park of Cottage (6-5) and Henry Sibley (8-3) also have winning records, but haven’t played the kind of schedule the Blaze has. Rosemount (3-7-2) and Hastings (1-12) are also in the field. The section quarterfinals begin Oct. 11. Blaze coach Bill Toranza knew this stretch of games to close out the regular season would be very difficult. His teams have played with the ranked clubs with the exception of Jefferson. “This is by far the best group of kids I’ve coached at any level,” said Toranza. “We have no premier players, but instead a tough mindset and we don’t ever give up.” In the loss to Jefferson, the Jaguars scored a penalty kick eight minutes into the second half to take a 4-0 lead. To Burnsville’s credit, the team never gave in and fought to the end. Its goal came with about 28 minutes left to play. Sophomore Alan Garzon scored on a shot from about 25 yards out that just sailed over the Jefferson goalie’s outstretched arms. Senior Dan Nimtz started in goal for Burnsville. He’s started all 13 games this fall and has two shutouts. Sophomore Erik Fenske and junior Dylan Lehrer each had one assist. Senior Andy Rieckoff started his 13th straight game in goal. Against Rochester Mayo, Rieckoff earned his fi fth shutout, making five saves. Bunbury tallied the game-winning goal with just under 10 minutes to play, scoring on a free kick. Against Jefferson, Clements scored for the Lakers in the second half to cut Jefferson’s lead to 2-1. “We came out pretty timid i n t he f i r st h a l f a nd gave them a little too much time and space to operate,” said Shebuski. “We had moments where we were played well in the fi rst half, but our defensive effort as a team and our organization gave us some trouble. They were able to fi nish two of their chances in the fi rst half and it seemed to get us a little frustrated.” “Second half was much better and we defi nitely stepped it up a notch,” added Shebuski. “We defended better as a team and started sorting out the issues from the fi rst half.”
The Prior Lake girls soccer team was hoping to build some momentum after winning its fi rst South Suburban Conference game. But instead, it was more of the same for the Lakers on offense. Prior Lake dropped to 1-5-1 in the conference with a 1-0 loss at Lakeville South Sept. 27. The Lakers went into the game on the heels of a 3-1 setback at home to Northfield a day earlier in a non-league game. Prior Lake (5-7-1 overall) went into the Northfield contest on the heels of a 2-1 conference win at Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 22. “It was the same old story against Lakeville South,” said L a kers coach David Graham. “It was a fairly even game. We just didn’t generate enough offense and we couldn’t capitalize on our few chances.” Prior Lake has just three goals in its seven con ference games and 11 total in 13 contests. Ninth-grader Emily Peterson was leading the team with three goals entering Prior Lake’s non-league home game with Holy Family Thursday (results not available at press time). Peterson had an assist in the loss to Northfield with sophomore Anne Ruelle scoring the Lakers’ goal, her fi rst of the year. Prior Lake’s final two regular season games before the Section 2AA playoffs start Oct. 13 are: versus Bloomington Kennedy Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. and at No. 8-ranked Eastview, Thursday Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The top-three seeds in the section have already been determined for the most part, but not yet in order with No. 3 Eden Prairie (8-2-3), No. 5 Burnsville (9-3) and Edina (6-2-3) in the mix for the No. 1 spot.
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Burnsville also got strong, consistent play and leadership from senior Bailly Drayton, as well as senior Jeannie Taylor, sophomore Abby Soderholm. Burnsville is also making a bid for the No. 1 seed in Section 2AA. Third-ranked Eden Prairie (8-2-3) is coming off a 2-0 loss to Hopkins Sept. 27. Edina (6-2-3) is also vying for the top spot. And guess what, the Blaze played host to Edina Thursday (results not available at press
Prior Lake Soccer Club sets evaluations The Prior Lake Soccer Club has set evaluations for its U9/ U10 traveling programs. They will be held Nov. 1-2 at the Soccer Blast in Burnsville. Evaluation times for U9 players for both days are 5-6 p.m., followed by U10 players from 6-7 p.m. For more, go to www.priorlakesoccer.org.
Elko Speedway crowns season champs Donny Reuvers (Super Late Models), Doug Brown of Prior Lake (Big 8’s) and Brent Kane (Thunder Cars) all defended their season point championships Sept. 24 at Elko Speedway, while Devin Schmidt (Power Stocks) doubled his pleasure with a championship and Rookie of the Year honors. Feature winners in the season-ending championships included: Chad Walen of Prior Lake in Super Late Models, Jon Lemke of Shakopee in Big 8’s, Jeff Partington of Farmington in Thunder Cars, Matt Ryan of New Market in Power Stocks, Kyle Hansen in Legends, Jack Purcell of Bloomington in Mini Stocks. For more, go to www.elkospeedway.com.
Laker Athletic Booster Club meetings The Laker Athletic Booster Club will have its monthly meeting on the third Monday of every month (except July and December) in the lecture hall next to the auditorium at Prior Lake High School, 7575 W. 150th St., Savage, starting at 7 p.m.
Northern pike regulations to change Fifteen lakes in Minnesota will be posted soon with signs that indicate the current northern pike special regulation will end Tuesday, Nov. 1. This change is the result of a new state law that limits the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to no more than 100 northern pike special or experimental regulation lakes and only allows for length-based rules. “Currently, we are at 115 lakes with length-based regulations,” said Al Stevens, fi shing regulations coordinator for the DNR. “To comply with the new law, we are dropping regulations on 15 lakes where fisheries biologists believe the regulation is least likely to achieve its management goal or is a smaller lake connected to a larger lake that also has a special northern pike regulation.” The 15 lakes with special length-based regulations that will be dropped are Campbell in Beltrami County; Cotton and Big Floyd in Becker County; Louise in Cass County; Latoka in Douglas County; Caribou in St. Louis County; Scrapper, Haskell, Rice and Schoolhouse in Itasca County; North Branch Kawishiwi River, which is part of the Garden Lake chain, in Lake County; Ogechie in Mille Lacs County; Long and Crooked in Stearns County; and Little Sauk in Todd County. These lakes will revert to the standard statewide northern pike regulation – a three-fi sh limit with no more than one greater than 30 inches in possession. These changes are being done temporarily through an expedited rulemaking process to get them in effect by Nov. 1, as the law requires. Stevens said the DNR will also post the lakes this fall and hold local informational meetings in January 2012 before making the changes permanent. Meeting times and locations will be announced in early January.
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Prior Lake ninth-grader Kaija Orness fights for the ball in the Lakers’ 2-1 win at Jefferson Sept. 22. It looks like Prior Lake is battling Shakopee (7-3-2) for the No. 4 seed. Prior Lake has the advantage in strength of schedule. Chanhassen (4-6-1), Jefferson (3-8-2) and Kennedy (2-8-1) are also in the field. Sophomore Lauren Thormodsgard has started all 13 games for the Lakers in goal, recording four shutouts. Prior Lake has been shutout six times this fall. In the win over Jefferson, the Jaguars tied the game at 1-1 with a goal on a penalty kick with about 12 minutes left to play. The Lakers got called for what Graham said was a questionable handball violation. But Peterson put the Lakers back on top with about nine minutes left in regulation on a goal from about 20 yards out. Ruelle got the assist. Prior Lake dominated the fi rst half, getting a goal from ninth-grader Kaija Orness. Senior Gabbi Norman booted a ball off the crossbar from about 20 yards out. Ruelle got a foot on the ball near the goal, before Orness banged it into an open net. “We possessed the ball very well all game,” said Graham. time). That game will likely go a long way in determining the No. 1 seed. Eden Prairie beat Edina 1-0 back Sept 13 and those teams play again Oct. 1. Other teams in the field are Shakopee (7-3-2), Prior Lake (5-7-1), Chanhassen (4-6-1), Jefferson (3-8-2) and Bloomington Kennedy (2-8-1) The section quarterfi nals start Oct. 13. Burnsville closes out the regular season at No. 1 Lakeville North Tuesday, Oct. 4 and home to Apple Valley Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Both conference games start at 7 p.m.
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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The Blaze thought it tied the game with a minute left before the break when Motl scrambled for a 13-yard touchdown run. But the score was called back for a holding penalty. The Blaze had to settle for a 31-yard field goal from Motl with 35 seconds left. Burnsville also had a 60yard touchdown run by Dyson called back in the first quarter on an illegal shift penalty. So one can only wonder how the game cou ld have been different if just one of those scores were not called back. One can also wonder how the game cou ld have been different if not for the hustle of Prior Lake sophomore offensive lineman Drew Trabing. Prior Lake took its first possession of the second half and marched down the field looking to score. However, Blaze senior Brian Callanan picked off sophomore Nick Rooney’s pass near the end zone, broke one tackle and raced down the sideline. It looked like Callanan was going to score and give the Blaze the lead. But Trabing came out of nowhere to track Callahan down near midfield, pushing him out of bounds. The Blaze ended up getting no points off the turnover, despite moving inside the Lakers’ 25-yard line. “That was a huge play,” said Krebs. “Mike made a great pick, but he had to go a long way to score. Their guy had the angle on him and he made a good play. Mike had a tremendous game on defense.” Prior Lake converted four times on fourth-and-1 in the second half, including twice on its second scoring drive.
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www.scoreboard.mn The Lakers only attempted five passes with Rooney completing two, both to senior Matt Arends for 20 yards. Krebs said Reger and Motl were on Arends most of the game. Krebs knew his defense had to shutdown Arends to have a chance to win and the Blaze did just that. “We knew we had to stop their big-play g uys,” said Krebs. “They ran the ball better than we hoped they would. On the last drive, we couldn’t get off the field. We didn’t execute up front on the defensive line on some of those short-yardage runs.” Burnsville junior Jamond Bailey led the Blaze on the ground with 43 yards on 10 carries. Motl competed 6 of 8 passes for 8 9 yards and added 33 yards on the ground. Reger caught four balls for 61 yards. “Burnsville has big-play capabilities, but we were able to keep them in front of us and we tackled well,” said Gegenheimer. “They had a couple key third-down conversions that hurt us. We knew down the stretch we needed to keep their offense off the field. We converted some big fourth downs.” Senior Jake Deavers finished with 11 tackles to lead Prior Lake. Prior Lake was back on the field Friday (results not available at press time) at Bloomington Kennedy in a league game, while the Blaze played at No. 6 Lakeville North. Prior Lake returns home Sept. 30 to take on Eagan, while Burnsville is home versus Eastview. Both conference games start at 7 p.m.
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Burnsville seventhgrader Amy Le competed in the 100 breaststroke in the Blaze’s loss at Apple Valley Sept. 22.
Lack of depth slows Blaze in the pool T h e B u r n s v i l le g i rl s swimming team’s depth has suffered without sophomore Alexis Dobrzynski. The Blaze dropped to 0-4 in South Suburban Conference dual meets Sept. 22 with a 92-86 loss at Apple Valley. Dobrzynski suffered an ankle injury in the first week of September and was expected to miss at least six weeks. She was a state entrant last year in the 100yard backstroke and she was part of two state relays, so her presence has been sorely missed. The Blaze has been forced to press on in her absence and did win five events in the loss to Apple Valley. The 400 freestyle relay team of senior Teresa DiGregorio, junior Anna Elling and eighth-graders Angela Le and Sidney Christopherson won with a time of 3 minutes, 58.31 seconds. Elling won the 500 freestyle (5:21.72) and was second in the 200 individual medley (2:12.60). Elling’s runner-up fi nish is the fi rst time she hadn’t won an individual conference race i n 2 4 st raight events. She was 18-0 last year and 6-0 in the Blaze’s fi rst three duals this fall. Meanwhile, DiGregorio won the 100 butterfly (1:00.78) and was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.98). L e c aptu red t he 2 0 0 freestyle (2:01.85) and was second in the 100 freestyle ( 5 5 . 2 1) . C h r i s t opher s on won the 100 breaststroke (1:14.34). Senior Julia Kramer was second in the 100 backstroke (1:09.57), while junior Kelly Below was runner-up in the 50 freestyle (27.72). Burnsville’s 200 medley relay team of Kramer, Below, seventh-grader Amy Le and junior Savanna Walker also took second (2:07.47). The Blaze (1-4 overall in duals) was back in the pool in a conference dual versus Prior Lake Thursday (results not available at press time). Burnsville swims at home versus Bloomington Kennedy Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
Girls tennis: Section play next for Blaze T h e B u r n s v i l le g i rl s tennis team will take a 4-8 overall record into the Section 3AA team tournament, which starts Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Blaze lost its last five Sout h Subu rban Con ference matches, including a 7-0 home loss to Lakeville Nor th Sept. 2 2 and a 6 -1 setback at Lakeville South Sept. 27. Burnsville finished conference play with a 2-7 mark. The Blaze’s win versus Lakevil le South came at No. 3 doubles. Junior Allee Norgaard and senior Josie Montgomery won 7-6, 6-4. Section seeds come out Monday, Oct. 3. Prior Lake (16 - 0 ) w i l l b e t he No. 1 seed. Other teams in the field are: Apple Valley, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Eagan, Eastview, Henry Sibley, Holy Angels, Park of Cottage Grove, Richfield, Rosemount, Simley, South St. Paul and Visitation.
The Burnsville volleyball team has not fared well against ranked opponents so far this season. The Blaze is still looking for a signature win, although there’s still plenty of season left to get one or two, including the Section 3AAA playoffs. Burnsville fell to 1-5 against ranked teams Sept. 27, getting swept at home by No. 3 Bloomington Jefferson (25-23, 25-14, 25-19). Burnsville went into the match on heels of a home loss to No. 6 Eagan (25-16, 25-14, 25-19). T he Bl a z e ( 6 - 8 over a l l) dropped to 1-4 in the South Suburban Conference. Burnsville’s other losses to ranked teams are Lakeville South (No. 4), Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (No. 8 in Class 1A) and Mineota (No. 5 in Class 1A). T he Bl a z e’s one w i n i s against Visitation, ranked No. 8 at the time, but the Blazers have since fallen out of the Class 2A poll. The ranked opponents continue T uesday, Oct. 4. The Blaze plays at No. 2 Lakeville Nor t h T uesday Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The Panthers are also the defending Class 3A state champs. Lakeville North (14-1), Eagan (12-3), Jefferson (15-3) and
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Lakeville South (15-1) are in the Blaze’s section, along with tough Eastview (8-9) and Apple Valley (8-8) squads, so the 12team field is loaded with top competition. Other teams are: Bloomington Kennedy (7-9), Holy Angels (5-8), Park of Cottage Grove (0 -12), Rosemount (5 - 6) and Simley (7-8). Burnsville plays host to Apple Valley Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., and plays at Rosemount Oct. 11. So those could be big games for the Blaze as far as section seeds go. The section tourney starts Oct. 26. Burnsville can also pick up some wins at the Blaze Invitational Oct. 7-8. In the loss to Eagan, senior Alli Butler led the Blaze with 10 kills, adding 10 set assists, seven digs and two blocks. Sophomore Kaycie Hagen led in setting assists with 11 and ace serves with two. S en ior C a m i l le B en s on finished with 14 digs, while sophomores Greta Geist had Payton Schultz each had six and sophomore Lauren Randall had five.
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Burnsville senior Alli Butler tries to get a spike past a Bloomington Jefferson block in the Blaze’s South Suburban Conference loss Sept. 27. Junior Nikki Brolin had three blocks, while junior Nicole Mehr had two. Against Jefferson, Butler finished with eight kills and added 12 set assists. Sophomore Alyssa Muelken had five kills, while senior Krista Lorang had four. Hagen fi nished with 10 set assists. Benson fi nished with four ace serves and 13 digs. Geist had eight digs and Butler had seven.
Brolin led in blocks with three and Mehr had two. Through 14 matches, Butler leads the Blaze in two categories – kills (125) and set assists (178). Muelken is leading in ace serves (22) to go along with her 71 kills and 23 blocks. Benson is tops in digs (164), followed by Geist (91) and Butler (76). Brolin is leading in blocks with 34. Randall has 87 kills and 50 digs.
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The Prior Lake girls swimming team was able to recover quickly. The No. 8-ranked Lakers headed west Sept. 24 to compete in the 11-team University of North Dakota Invitational just two days after suffering their fi rst loss in a South Suburban Conference dual meet. The Irish topped the Lakers 101-85, dropping Prior Lake to 3-1 in league duals. Rosemount also leaped over the Lakers in the state rankings, climbing from No. 9 to No. 6. At the invite, the Lakers didn’t get any wins. It dominated with superior depth. Prior Lake fi nished with 346 points, well ahead of runner-up Bismarck Century (278). Marshall was third (266), followed by Minot (240), Farmington (222), Eagan (218), Grand Forks Central (175), Jamestown (151), Bismarck High (1320, Mandan (118) and Grand Forks Red River (88). Junior Alex Yaeger fi nished second in two events, the 100yard butterfly (58.47 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:11.20). Yaeger was also part of two relays that were top three. She was part of the 400 freestyle relay with sophomores Kendra Lair and Elizabeth Cunningham and eighth-grader Lauren Harris (3:45.86). Yaeger, senior Melanie O’Neil, junior Eliza-
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The Petersen sisters rolled 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, while Soeff ker and Nikki Henderson won at the third spot (6-2, 6-2). Wi n ni ng i n si ng les was Crowell at No. 2 (7-5, 6-2) and Keller at No. 3 (6-1, 6-4). “Savanna and Dani really stepped against two really good players,” said Rosborough.
beth Hartell and sophomore Monica Banasikowski was third in the 200 medley relay (1:57.32). Prior Lake’s 200 freestyle relay team of Banasikowski, Cunningham, Harris and Lair fi nished second (1:43.10). Cunningham led the Lakers in the 200 freestyle taking third (2:00.62), along with taking fifth in the 100 freestyle (56.94). Harris was third in the 100 freestyle (56.41) and sixth in the 50 freestyle (26.09). Banasikowski was fourth in the 50 freestyle (25.94) and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.45). Lair was seventh in both the 200 individual medley (2:24.55) and the 100 freestyle (57.83). Ju nior Sa ra h Heski n took fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.85), while sophomore Taylor Dessler was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.88). Senior Sydney Notermann ended up fi fth in diving with 329.30 points. Other top-10 finishes for the Lakers: Hartell in the 50 freestyle (8th, 26.58), ninthgrader Grace Halpenny in the 100 butterfly (9th, 1:07.56) and senior Taylor Kitzke in the 100 breaststroke (10th, 1:16.96). Finishing in the top 16 for Prior Lake: O’Neil in the 200 individual medley (11th, 2:27.99) and the 100 butterf ly (12th, 1:08.35), junior Lanie Hei in the 200 individual medley (14th, 2:30.39) and the 100 butterfly Hall lost at No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-2) and Sarah Henderson fell at No. 4 (6-4, 6-4). “Chloe lost to one of the top players in the state and Sarah lost a really close one,” said Rosborough. “Our No. 2 doubles (Gengler and Fasking) lost to a good team. I was really proud of the way the girls competed.” In beating South St. Paul, the Lakers swept all three doubles matches. “South St. Pau l has had
When is the last time the Prior Lake girls cross country team hasn’t been ranked? It’s been a long time. You’d have to go all way back to the Oct. 21, 2008 poll to fi nd the Lakers missing from the state rankings. Prior Lake dropped out of the latest Class AA poll Sept. 27 after holding the No. 10 spot the previous week. Apparently, the pollsters didn’t care the Lakers went into the Milaca Mega Meet Sept. 24 without one of their top runners in senior Taylor Scholl, who sat out to rest. The Lakers were still able to finish third out of 20 teams with 150 points, competing in the Class AAAA race. No. 6 East Ridge won (80), while No. 11 Andover was second (126). Scholl also skipped the Lakers’ own invite Thursday (results not available at press time). She’s expected back Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Victoria Lion’s Invitational at the Chaska Par 30 Golf Course starting at 3:30 p.m. Senior Samantha Anderson led the Lakers at Milaca taking 16th out of 142 runners. She finished with a time of 15 minutes. 32.2 seconds on the 4,000-meter course at Stones Throw Golf Course. Senior Madison Lesmeister ended up 21st (15:43.7), followed by junior Amber Tieman in 33rd (16:02.1), senior Kirsten Anderson in 35th (16:07.3) and senior Lauren Bruha in 45th (16:10.9). Also running for the Lakers was sophomore Mackenzie Schell in 51st (16:21.5) and junior Madeline Schulze in 59th (16:31.1). Meanwhile, the Prior Lake boys cross country team was stuck in the middle of the pack at Milaca. Competing in the Class A A A A division, the Lakers ended up eighth out of 17 teams with 241 points. No. 1 Stillwater won (24), followed by No. 11 Centennial (69). Junior Jimmy White led the Lakers again. He finished 25th (17:19.2) out of 116 runners on the 5,000-meter course. Senior Paul Evans was the Lakers’ next-best finisher in 39th (17:50.0), followed by senior Jackson Homstad in 48th (17:54.0), sophomore Cole Nielsen in 63rd (18:16.8) and senior Mason Gracia in 66th (18:19.2). Other finishes for the Lakers was senior Sayed Rahmani in 74th (18:30.7) and junior Josiah Torvik in 93rd (19:01.7). The boys also competed in their own invite Thursday and will run in the Victoria Lion’s.
Volleyball: Lakers are swept twice
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Prior Lake ninth-grader Grace Halpenny took ninth in the 100 butterfly at the University of North Dakota Invitational Sept. 24. (15th, 1:09.45), Dessler in the 50 freestyle (13th, 27.39), sophomore Natasha Lemke in the 50 freestyle (14th, 27.63), Hartell in the 100 backstroke (12th, 1:06.88), junior Brooke Anderson in the 100 backstroke (16th, 1:08.98) and junior Rachel Wangler in diving (15th, 280.20). Prior Lake also had three other relays score points – the 200 medley team of Heskin, Dessler, Hei and Lemke (7th, 2:02.81), the 200 freestyle team of Dessler, Halpenny, Lemke and junior Erin Swenson (10th,
1:50.25) and the 400 freestyle team of Halpenny, Hartell, Heski n a nd Swenson ( 8 t h, 4:00.95). Prior Lake was back in the pool Thursday (results not available at press time) at Burnsville in a conference dual. Individual results from the Rosemount dual were not made available. Prior Lake will swim at Bloomington Jefferson in a conference dual Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
a good season, so this was another good win,” said Rosborough. The Petersen sisters rolled at No. 1 (6-1, 6-2), while Gengler and Fasking cruised at No. 2 (6-3, 6-2) and Nikki Henderson and Soeffker dominated at No. 3 (6-1, 6-1). In singles, Hall won at No. 1 (6-2, 6-2), Keller at No. 3 (6-1, 7-6) and Sarah Henderson at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0). Crowell lost at second spot (7-6, 7-5). “Savanna had a re-
ally tough match against a very consistent player,” said Rosborough. Against Jefferson, winning for the Lakers were: Hall at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0), Crowell at No. 2 (6-0, 6-1), Keller at No. 3 (6-1, 6-2) and Sarah Henderson and No. 4 (6-0, 6-0). In doubles winning were the Petersen sisters at No. 1 (6-2, 6-2), Fasking and Gengler at No. 2 (6-0, 6-2) and Soeffker and Nikki Henderson at No. 3 (6-0, 6-2).
The Prior Lake volleyball team dropped to 0-6 against ranked or previously ranked teams this season, including getting swept at No. 4 Lakeville South (25-17, 25-12, 25-22) in a South Suburban Conference match Sept. 27. The Lakers went into the match losing at No. 3 Bloomington Jefferson (25-23, 25-16, 25-16) Sept. 22. Prior Lake (5-8 overall, 1-4 in the conference) is back in action Tuesday, Oct. 4 when it plays home to Bloomington Kennedy at 7 p.m. The Lakers’ other four losses to ranked foes are to No. 9 Chanhassen (3-1) and No. 2 Lakeville North (3-0) and to a pair Class 2A programs, No. 6 LeSueur-Henderson (2-0) and No. 5 Jordan (2-1). Against Lakeville South, senior Jayme Lubansky led the Lakers with nine kills and three blocks. Senior Melissa VanBenthuysen had eight kills and eight digs. Ninth-g rader Brittany Luethmers has 10 digs, while senior Tori Beckel had five. Senior Alex McGraw had 11 set assists, while junior Emily Veldman had two blocks. In the loss to Jefferson, Lubansky with seven kills, while VanBenthuysen had five and two ace serves. Luethmers had 18 digs. McGraw had nine set assists. Prior Lake is back on the road Thursday, Sept. 6 at Eastview in a conference match at 7 p.m.
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Kids go hog wild over CTC’s ‘Mercy Watson to the Rescue’ BY BARBARA TIEBEN firstname.lastname@example.org
s a grandmother of home-schooled children, I love to dive into their world of children’s literature. The past several years we’ve immersed ourselves in the world of read-aloud, and now, as my grandsons get older, they are becoming young readers. And what a perfect fit for the new reader is Kate DiCamillo’s Mercy Watson series. The title character, “porcine wonder” Mercy Watson, is wellloved by Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who’ve welcomed this sweet piggy into their home and hearts. They spoil her with treats, most especially toast “with a great deal of butter.” But Mercy is far from a passive pig. She has adventures! Granted, her adventures are usually the result of her constant search for toast and butter cookies, but somehow, over and over, Mercy finds herself the accidental hero. So it was a treat to take my grandsons, ages 4 and 6, to see their friend Mercy on the stage at Children’s Theatre. They were anxious to see their hero save the day. And they were not disappointed. As delightful as the drawings in DiCamillo’s books, the set was cartoony and colorful, the perfect backdrop for the antics the characters. Silliness and suspense reigned as Mercy, played by Sara Richardson, saved Mr. and Mrs. Watson when their second-floor bedroom collapsed into the kitchen. The audience rocked with laughter as the Watson’s cranky neighbor Eugenia Lincoln, played by veteran Twin Cities actress Wendy Lehr, chased Mercy around the yard. There was even a little Minnesota State Fair humor. Can you guess what was carved in the butter head? Mr. and Mrs. Watson, played by Mo Perry and Gerald Drake, were delightfully supportive of their
‘Mercy Watson to the Rescue’ Based on the bestselling books by Kate DiCamillo. Mr. and Mrs. Watson think that 54 Deckawoo Drive will be the perfect home for their family, especially their beloved Mercy. But when Eugenia Lincoln gets wind that her new neighbor is a P-I-G, Eugenia stirs up trouble of the most hilarious sort. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Oct. 23 Cost: Adults $33.50-$43.50; children/teens/students/seniors $23.50-$33.50 Location: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis Info: childrenstheatre.org or (612) 874-0400
“Mr. and Mrs. Watson … were delightfully supportive of their piglet and full of angst when they had to discipline her for eating the neighbor’s petunias.” piglet and full of angst when they had to discipline her for eating the neighbor’s petunias. Reed Sigmund was the height of silliness as Francine Poulet, the animal control officer. And in a fun Children’s Theatre twist, my grandsons and I were more than happy to join the audience in rescuing Mercy from Francine. The boys were delighted from the minute we saw the “toasty” stage until the closing moments when, as 4-year-old Lucas said, “Toast fell from the sky!” And of course, we all went home for a bedtime treat of toast “with a great deal of butter.”
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Above – Jason Ballweber and Sara Richardson in “Mercy Watson to the Rescue!” The show will be performed at the Children’s Theatre Company through Oct. 23. At left – Reed Sigmund, Sara Richardson, Mo Perry and Gerald Drake perform in “Mercy Watson to the Rescue.”
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adolescent overachievers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has crafted the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place on earth where they can both stand out and fit in. Presented by Theater Latté Da. Time: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29; 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 Cost: $29-$35 Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul Info: ordway.org or (651) 224-4222
‘POCAHONTAS’ Commissioned for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, this musical drama recounts the life of Pocahontas, the Algonquian princess. The opera is a work of imagination that celebrates her life, debunking the popular myths and half-truths that surround her name. The 90-minute music-theater piece was composed by Burnsville resident Linda Tutas Haugen and will be performed by the Duluth Festival Opera. The cast also includes Native American musicians and dancers. The production will be in English. Time: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: Orchestra seating – Adults $27; students and seniors $24; balcony seating – adults $20; students and seniors $17 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville Info: (952) 895-4680 or ticketmaster. com
‘OLIVER TWIST’ A young orphan in London escapes the workhouse only to fall in with a band of pickpockets. This theatrical adventure is told by a chameleon cast of 13, who combine Dickens’ original text with Victorian music hall tunes Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Oct. 2-Nov. 6 Cost: $20-$60 Location: Park Square Theater, Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul Info: parksquaretheater.org or (651) 291-7005
‘FAIRY TALE ADVENTURES’ “Fairy Tale Adventures” is a collection of fairy tale stories including “Hansel and Gretel” and “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs: A Fairy Tale Mash-Up.”
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“Oliver Twist” is showing Oct. 2 through Nov. 6 at Park Square Theater in St. Paul. Pictured are Steve Hendrickson as Fagin and Noah Coon as Oliver.
“Plaid Tidings,” the holiday edition of “Forever Plaid,” is a holiday musical suitable for the entire family. The Plaid Boys (Sparky, Smudge, Frankie and Jinx) have returned to Earth and are overtaken with the Christmas spirit. The audience will enjoy their version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Nov. 4-Dec. 31 Cost: $47-$52 Location: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen Info: chanhassentheatres.com or (952) 934-1525
‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ The production will be co-directed by Justin Dekker and Kay Dunning. Time: 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 14-15; 2 p.m. Oct. 9 Cost: Adults $12; seniors 65+ and students $10; children 12 and younger $8; tickets will be available at the door Location: Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake Info: plplayers.org
‘BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA’ Jesse doesn’t fit in. He likes to draw and use his imagination, unlike his family and schoolmates. Enter Leslie, a new girl and potential rival. They become friends and together they create Terabithia, a
magical kingdom where they exercise their imaginations free from the pressure of family and peers. When the unexpected occurs, Jesse must use his newfound strength and confidence to move forward in his life. Based on the Newbery award-winning novel. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Oct. 14-Nov. 6 Cost: Adults $15; children 2-7 and seniors 60 and older $12 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111Mainstreet, Hopkins Info: (952) 979-1111 or stagestheatre.org
‘MISS NELSON IS MISSING’ “Where is Miss Nelson?” ask the students of
Room 207. Their new teacher is Miss Viola Swamp and the kids can see she is a real witch. Will Miss Nelson ever return? Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Oct. 23 Cost: Adults $15; children 2-7 and seniors 60 and older $12 Location: Stages Theatre Company, 1111Mainstreet, Hopkins Info: (952) 979-1111 or stagestheatre.org
‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious interactive musical comedy that chronicles the experience of six
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Just in time for the holidays, the Children’s Theatre brings back one of its single-most-requested productions. True to the 1939 MGM film, the newest production of “The Wizard of Oz” is a wonderland of munchkins and flying monkeys, wicked witches and ruby slippers, a trio of true friends and Toto, too. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes Nov. 8-Jan. 8 Cost: Adults $33.50-$57.50; children $23.50-$31.50; seniors $23.50-$57.50 Location: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis Info: childrenstheatre.org or (612) 874-0400
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SEPT. 30 SCOTT COUNTY ART CRAWL Take a self-guided tour to meet Scott County artists and see how their art is created. Artists will showcase original artwork in painting, photography, sculpture, glass art, pottery, jewelry and more. Artwork will be available for purchase directly from the artists. Time: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Location: Sites around Scott County; visit website for map Info: scottcountyartcrawl.org
OCT. 1 FALL HARVEST PARTY Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon hayride, refreshments, face painting and a bonfire. Wear your favorite costume. Time: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $6 children; $3 adults Location: McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center at Community Park, 13500 Dakota Ave., Savage Info: cityofsavage.com
DIXIELAND BANK CONCERT The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will perform a concert for the whole family featuring six musicians playing 18 instruments. Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for seniors over age 65; free for children 12 and under Location: Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Blvd NW, Prior Lake Info: Tickets can be purchased online at sollc.org
POCAHONTAS The Duluth Festival Opera will present the musical drama, “Pocahontas” using the facts of history to tell the Algonquian princess’ story. Time: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $17-$27 Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Info: (952) 895-4680 or burnsvillepac. com
SWINGING COUNTRY BAND The band will perform classic country and classic rock at the Dan Patch American Legion. Time: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 Cost: Free Location: American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage Info: savageamericanlegion.com
The 41st annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival features 16 stages of live entertainment, live armored jousting, food, drink, artisan booths and seven themed weekends. Themed weekends are as follows: Sept. 30 – Festival Friday featuring visits by school groups and home school students; Oct. 1-2 – Shamrocks and Shenanigans featuring harvest market, Irish vendors, Irish dancers and music, free Guinness beer tasting and kilt competition. Time: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 Cost: Adults $20.95; seniors $18.95; children 5-12 $11.95; age 4 and younger free; dogs $10 with registration; free parking; discount tickets available at SuperAmerica, Walgreens, Menards, Whole Foods Market; discount coupons available at Subway Location: Three miles south of Shakopee on Hwy. 169 Info: (952) 445-7361 or renaissancefest.com/MRF
APPLE-TASTING WEEKENDS Taste-test University of Minnesota research apples and rate for flavor, size
Kids can wear their pajamas and bring their teddy bears to the library for fun stories, rhymes, and cookies and milk. The theme for this week is “Wild Things.” All ages welcome. Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 Cost: Free Location: Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. Info: (952) 707-1770
APPLEFEST Discover the story of apples in Minnesota. Hear how the first pioneers established a winter-hardy apple and turned it into a major horticultural crop. Apples will be cooked, dried, canned, jellied and cidered during the day’s activities. Nineteenth century apple recipes will be provided. Observe and visit with artisans demonstrating their skills and see how lives in early Minnesota were sustained by the tools of the trade. Play games and enjoy a ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. Gift shop open and food available for purchase. For all ages Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 Cost: Ages 18-64 $5; ages 2-17 and seniors $3; children younger than 2 free Location: The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
OCT. 7 SHRIMP AND STEAK DINNER The Shakopee Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Shrimp and Steak Dinner with baked potato, Texas toast, salad bar, dessert and beverages. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 Cost: $12 for shrimp or steak; $15 for both; $3 kids’ meals Location: Shakopee Knights Event Center, 1760 Fourth Ave. E. Info: (952) 445-5555
FAIRY TALE ADVENTURES The Prior Lake Players’ fall play, “Fairy Tale Adventures,” will offer a familyfriendly collection of two short plays: “Hansel and Gretel” and “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs.” Time: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14 and 15; 2 p.m. Oct. 9 Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; $8 for children 12 and under Location: Twin Oaks Middle School, 15860 Fish Point Road S.E., Prior Lake Info: plplayers.org
PRAIRIE SEED COLLECTION Help restore more than 800 acres of prairie in Three Rivers Park District by collecting native wildflower seed. Volunteers are needed to gather hundreds of pounds of seeds for future restoration and enhancement projects. Seed collection allows volunteers to learn about the prairie’s storied history and to identify many plant varieties common to the prairie. This program is for ages 8 and older. Register online; reference activity #471401-03 for the morning session and #471401-04 for the afternoon session. Time: 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: Free Location: Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Rd., Savage Info: Call (763) 559-6700 or register by visiting threeriversparkdistrict.org and clicking on keyword “prairie seed collection”
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and texture. Time: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 1-2, 8-9 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: www.arboretum.umn.edu or (952) 443-1422
Explore the Gale Woods Farm barn and meet animals, assist a Gale Woods Farmer with chores and participate in other seasonal farm activities. For ages 2 and older. Time: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $4 per person Location: Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
CAM JAM 2011
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Leaves. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Cost: Free with gate admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: www.arboretum.umn.edu or (952) 443-1422
FALL COLORS FESTIVAL
Celebrate the beauty of fall and nature’s harvest. View red and gold leaves on a horse-drawn wagon ride. Learn about the honey harvest at a bee-keeping demonstration. Gale woods Farm staff will share their harvest, display a feathered friend and make a woolen craft. Press and taste old-fashioned apple cider, make a soapy water-leaf print and create a simple kite to fly in the field. Meet Lowry’s resident owl and falcon. Food and beverage concessions will be available. For all ages. Time: Noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Cost: $6 SPAGHETTI DINNER Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver FUNDRAISER Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or A dinner, silent auction, raffle and bake sale will be held to benefit Dee Meierethreeriversparkdistrict.org Anderson, who was recently diagnosed WEEKEND FAMILY FUN with terminal brain cancer. Time: 12-5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2 Enjoy nature-based fun for the whole Cost: $10 family. The October theme is Falling
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Location: American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage Info: (952) 607-8832
APPLE CIDERING Make and taste apple cider the oldfashioned way. Squeeze apples with a wooden press. Taste the fresh cider and learn about apple varieties and cidering history. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or threeriversparkdistrict.org
BIRD WATCHING TREK Search for migrating birds including warblers, raptors and waterfowl. Birders of all skill levels are welcome; bring binoculars and field guide and dress for the weather. Led by volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig Mandel. Time: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2
USED BOOK SALE The Friends of the Savage Library will hold a used book sale with a large selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Cost: Books individually priced Location: Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. S. Info: (952) 707-1770
Cost: Free Location: Old Cedar Avenue Trailhead, 9500 Old Cedar Ave. S., Bloomington Info: (952) 854-5900 or fws.gov/ midwest/minnesotavalley
OCT. 3 PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Ages 3-6 can join Miss Julie for stories, songs and activities at the Savage Library. This week’s theme is “Moose Tales.” No registration required. Time: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 4 Cost: Free Location: Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. Info: (952) 707-1770
TODDLER STORY TIME Toddlers ages 18-36 months are invited
The Minnesota Valley Shrine Club will host a fundraiser breakfast featuring pancakes, French toast and sausage. Proceeds benefit the Zuhrah Temple or Minnesota Valley Shrine Club. Time: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Cost: $7 for adults; free for children 6 and under Location: Savage American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave.
CANOE WHEN THE MOON IS FULL Enjoy a leisurely paddle as Three Rivers Park District guides lead you on a canoe trip under a full moon. Watch for deer, muskrats, herons and other wildlife while being entertained with stories. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Cost: $8 Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake Info: (763) 559-6700 – reference activity #424606-00
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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS AND SUPPORT
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River will meet from 7- to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Prior Lake VFW, 16306 Main Ave. S.E. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River is a community based out of Scott County that honors, serves and supports all military families both past and present. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (952) 440-5011 or visit www.btyrsouthoftheriver.org.
Infant Loss Support Group An Infant Loss Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. For more information about this free group, call (952) 403-2002.
Heart Support Group A Heart Support Group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. Monthly meetings provide information and support for those with, or at risk for, heart disease. Topics can include managing risk factors such as diet change, cholesterol level, hypertension, stress, tobacco use, exercise and diabetes, and addressing psychosocial issues of managing heart disease. For more information, call (952) 403-2080.
NAMI Support Group The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Valley Green Workforce Center, 752 Canterbury Road, in Shakopee. NAMI in Scott County is a support and outreach group for those affected directly or indirectly by mental illness (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, etc.) The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. For more information, call Janet (952) 890-1669.
Grief Support Group A Grief Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. For more information, call (952) 403-2002.
Battered Women Support Group The Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women offers on-
going weeknight and weekday support groups for women who are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Free on-site child care is available during the weekly evening and daytime women’s support groups. For more information, call (952) 873-4214.
TABLE oﬀers parent support TABLE is a small group formed by Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church that offers support and information for parents of children with special behavioral, learning or emotional challenges. The group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7:15-8:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend. The church is located at 3611 North Berens Road N.W., two blocks west of County Road 21 on County Road 42 in Prior Lake. For more information, call Mary Wangerin at (952) 447-1884 or visit www.sollc.org.
Women’s Connection Cancer Support The Women’s Connection Cancer Support Group meets from 7-8 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee. For more information, call (952) 403-2000.
Savage Unity Alcoholics Anonymous Open meetings of the Savage Unity Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group take place at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Bridgewood Church, 6201 W. 135th St., Savage. The non-smoking group features the “step” and “tradition” programs. The building is handicapped accessible. For more information, call Jon H. at (952) 297-4777.
Savage Network Plus Savage Network Plus, a business referral group, meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Davanni’s Restaurant (County Road 42 and Highway 13). For more information, call Gayle at (612) 839-1496.
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Walk-in immunization clinics oﬀered Scott County Public Health offers walk-in immunization clinics at the Scott County Public Health office, located in the Workforce Development Center, 792 Canterbury Road, Suite A-160, Shakopee, every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. No clinics are held on holidays. For more information, call (952) 496-8555.
Fellowship of Christian Home Educators The Fellowship of Christian Home Educators (FoCHE) co-op meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday at Friendship Church, 12800 Marystown Road, Shakopee. Classrooms, gymnasium, nursery and auditorium space have been reserved. For more information, contact Ann Boyd at (952) 226-5050.
Emotions Anonymous A 12-step program called Emotions Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Anne’s parish center, 411 N. Forth St., Le Sueur in the south end of St. Anne’s parking lot. For more information, call Kathleen at (507) 665-2644.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous-H.O.W. meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Faith Covenant Church, 13921 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. For more information, call Sue at (612) 961-5117.
‘Practice Your English’ “Practice Your English” is being offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Eden Baptist Church, 12540 Glenhurst Ave., Savage. A dinner will be provided to people age 18 and up. All levels of English are welcome. For more information, call (952) 890-5856.
Savage Pacesetters Chapter of BNI The Savage Pacesetters Chapter of Business Network International (BNI) meets each Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. at Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jason Trout, chapter president, at (612) 964-8898.
Networking meetings of the Winners Circle Chapter of Business Network International take place Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St., Shakopee. For more information, call Chuck Berg at (952) 403-0880.
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Savage Social Club The Savage Social Club meets for coffee and conversation on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center, 13500 Dakota Ave., Savage. For more information, call Savage Communications Manager Amy Barnett at (952) 882-2655.
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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: 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 Applicable 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: 26016005-1 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: January 09, 2006 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $147,544.00 M O RT G AG O R ( S ) : K r i s t e n Sunde, a single woman MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: January 25, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 728079 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Dated: July 08, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortg a g e I d e n t i f i c at i o n N u m b e r: 100425240006280355 Lender or Broker: First Franklin a Division of Nat. City Bank of IN Residential Mortgage Servicer: Select Portfolio Servicing Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 8044 Stratford Cir S, Shakopee, MN 55379-3140 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27330029-0
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit No. 505, Stratford Village Condominium, Common Interest Community No. 1100, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $151,055.98 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees 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 May 01, 2012, or the next business day if May 01, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: September 17, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association, As Trustee For The Holders Of The First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF10 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-FF10 Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021257F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011; No. 2896) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 01, 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 : $140,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Ellen A. Homme, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: June 12, 2006 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 177254 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Dated: June 01, 2006 Registered: June 12, 2006 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 177255 And assigned to: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Dated: August 31, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10003750601574714-1 Lender or Broker: Mortgages Unlimited, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 43482 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1544 Liberty Cir, Shakopee, MN 55379-4545 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27340178-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit No. 2503, CIC No. 1098, Providence Pointe Condominiums, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $136,760.35 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: November 01, 2011 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff ’s Office, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller St., Shakopee, Minnesota to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises and the costs and disbursements, including attorney fees 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 May 01, 2012, or the next business day if May 01, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: September 17, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: 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: 021461F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2011; No. 2897) 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 20, 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 : $156,078.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Kathy Phillips, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Mortgage Network, Inc., its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTERING: Registered: January 14, 2005 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T 164021 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Bank Of America, N.A., Successor By Merger To BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP Dated: August 31, 2011 Registered: September 06, 2011 Scott County Registrar of Titles Document Number: T210869 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: 100131020408802203 Lender or Broker: American Mortgage Network, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER: 41456.0 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1593 Liberty Cir, Shakopee, MN 55379-4592 Tax Parcel ID Number: 273370730 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 44, Block 2, Providence Pointe 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $150,617.64 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: November 08, 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 May 08, 2012, or the next business day if May 08, 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 24, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Bank Of America, N.A., Successor By Merger To BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 022253F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011; No. 2901) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: June 20, 2003 MORTGAGOR(S): Edie R. Gunderson, a single person MORTGAGEE: First Residential Mortgage Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed for record August 29, 2003, as Document No. A 621885 in the office of the County Recorder in Scott County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT(S) OF MORTGAGE: Assignment dated June 20, 2003 to Inter Savings Bank, filed for record August 29, 2003, as Document No. A 621886 in the office of the County Recorder in Scott County, Minnesota, and Assignment dated July 15, 2003 to Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, filed for record December 10, 2003, as Document No. A 637875, in the office of the County Recorder in Scott County, Minnesota Said mortgage is not Registered Land. T R A N S AC T I O N AG E N T : None T R A N S AC T I O N AG E N T ’ S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: None LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: First Residential Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 304 2nd Street W Jordan, MN 55352 TAX PARCEL ID NUMBER: 220030270 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 5, Holmes Addition to Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $138,225.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: $123,648.16 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: The Scott County Sheriff ’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, City of Shakopee to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2012. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: September 24, 2011. MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Assignee of Mortgagee Marinus W. Van Putten, Jr., Reg. No. 11232X BEST & FLANAGAN LLP 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 339-7121 Attorney for Assignee of Mortgagee THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011; No. 2902) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 26, 2009 O R I G I N A L P R I N C I PA L A M O U N T O F M O RT G AG E : $279,750.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Anne M. Bersinger and James A. Bersinger, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Bell America Mortgage LLC DBA Bell Mortgage, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: April 06, 2009 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 822056 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Dated: September 13, 2011 Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage Identification Number: 10002690030114306-0 Lender or Broker: Bell America Mortgage LLC DBA Bell Mortgage Residential Mortgage Servicer: GMAC Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1376 Primrose Ln, Shakopee, MN 55379-3457 Tax Parcel ID Number: 27173034-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 20, Block 3, Meadows 8th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $278,541.41 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 08, 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 May 08, 2012, or the next business day if May 08, 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 24, 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: 021894F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011; No. 2903) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 10, 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 : $174,705.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Genevieve E. Hasselstrom, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Lakeland Mortgage Corporation, its successors and assigns DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 20, 2006 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 732912 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-15CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15CB Dated: August 31, 2011 Recorded: September 06, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A886738 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: 100137510000240871 Lender or Broker: Lakeland Mortgage Corporation Residential Mortgage Servicer: Bank of America, N.A.
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publicnotices Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1012 W State St, Belle Plaine, MN 56011-1004 Tax Parcel ID Number: 20001009-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 12, Block 5, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $189,384.69 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 15, 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 May 15, 2012, or the next business day if May 15, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: October 01, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-15CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200615CB 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: 022298F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2011; No. 2907) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 05, 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 : $215,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Emily R. Wall, married to Eduardo Wall MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: October 16, 2007 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 785556 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: And assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage LLC Dated: December 06, 2010 Recorded: January 04, 2011 Scott County Recorder Document Number: A 871835 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: 100010402068296403 Lender or Broker: Suntrust Mortgage, Inc. Residential Mortgage Servicer: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Mortgage Originator: Not Applicable COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott Property Address: 1720 Philipp Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379-3166 Tax Parcel ID Number: 273700500 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 39, Block 2, Southern Meadows, CIC No. 1145, Scott County, Minnesota. AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE: $227,041.60 THAT all pre-foreclosure requirements have been complied with; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above-described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: November 15, 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 May 15, 2012, or the next business day if May 15, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Mortgagor(s) released from financial obligation: NONE THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. DATED: October 01, 2011 ASSIGNEE OF MORTGAGEE: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgagee Lawrence A. Wilford James A. Geske 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 File Number: 021423F01 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2011; No. 2909) STATE OF MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: Date Filed: August 30, 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: Carbones Pizzeria Savage 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box: 4046 County Road 42, 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: Pojanatus, Inc., 8401 West 97th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438 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: Nacta Pojanatus CEO Nacta Pojanatus - Contact Person Date: August 24, 2011 (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1 and 8, 2011; No. 2910) IN PROCEEDINGS SUBSEQUENT TO INITIAL REGISTRATION OF LAND COURT FILE NO. 70-CV-11-1603 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT In the Matter of the Petition of: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, In Relation to Certificate of Title No. 41847.0 issued for Land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as: Lot 20, Block 1, DEERFIELD ELEVENTH ADDITION, Scott County, Minnesota. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: Cuc N. Tran and Thach V. Tran Upon receiving and filing the Report of the Examiner of Titles in the above entitled matter: IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on the 1st day of November, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., Scott County Courthouse, Shakopee, MN, and then, or as soon thereafter as said matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: That the Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 41847 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of Shirley Dingmann, Dawn Meyers and Jody Foust, as joint tenants, subject to the memorials of Documents T105704, T109203, T137770, T146657 and T161358, but free from all other memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T210545, and free from the memorial of this Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days before the hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the nonresident’s post office address, by registered or certified mail, return
receipt requested; (c) upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks published notice and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of the party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn, or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B, or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. § 5.25. Approved: Examiner of Titles By: Bryce D. Huemoeller Examiner of Titles Dated: September 15, 2011 BY THE COURT: Honorable William E. Macklin Judge of District Court Robert Q. Williams Orin J. Kipp Wilford, Geske & Cook P.A. 8425 Seasons Parkway, Suite 105 Woodbury, MN 55125-4393 (651) 209-3300 (Phone) (651) 209-3339 (Fax) File ID No. 016777F01 Attendance is not required at said time except to object to the entry of the above-described Order. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 2011; No. 2911) Notice of Hearing Vacation of Easements Trout Run Preserve NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council 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 Monday, October 3, 2011 to consider the request of Trout Run Preserve, LLC, Edina, Minnesota, for the vacation of the following: All of the drainage and utility easements over and across Lots 13-34, Block 1, as dedicated in the plat of Trout Run Preserve, Scott County, Minnesota Purpose of the vacation is to due to a reconfiguration of the plat to accommodate single family homes. Replacement easements will be dedicated as part of Trout Run Preserve 6th Addition. All interested persons are hereby notified to be present at said time and place, and they will be heard. /s/ Ellen Classen Ellen Classen, City Clerk (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, September 24 and October 1, 2011; No. 2899) City of Savage Notice of Assessment Hearing 2011 Street Improvements Project City Project No. 11-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council 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 Monday, October 17, 2011, to consider the adoption of a proposed assessment roll for City Project 11-01 which is to rehabilitate the following streets within the City of Savage: Mill & Overlay Areas Street From To 136th Street Inglewood Avenue Glenhurst Avenue 136½ Street Glenhurst Avenue Glenhurst Lane 136½ Street Glenhurst Lane Huntington Avenue 140th Street Glendale Road Kipling Avenue 140th Street K i p l i n g Av enue Lynn Avenue Lynn Avenue 141st St Lynn Ct Lynn Avenue Lynn Court 140th Street Lynn Court Lynn Ave E a s t End 141st Street Lynn Avenue Kipling Avenue 141st Street K i p l i n g Av enue Glendale Road Kipling Avenue 140th St 141st St Inglewood Avenue south end 137th Street 137th Street Inglewood Avenue Huntington Avenue 137th Street Huntington Avenue Glenhurst Lane 137th Street Glenhurst Lane Glenhurst Avenue Glenhurst Lane Glenhurst Avenue 137th Street Glenhurst Lane 137th Street 136 ½ Street Glenhurst Avenue 137 ½ Street Glenhurst Lane Glenhurst Avenue Glenhurst Lane 137th Street Glenhurst Avenue 136 ½ Street 136th Street Huntington Avenue 137 ½ Street 137th Street Huntington Avenue 136 ½ Street 136th Street 137½ Street Huntington Avenue Glenhurst Avenue 137½ Street Glenhurst Avenue east City limit 141st Street Glendale Road Huntington Avenue Huntington Avenue 141st Street CSAH 42 141st Street Huntington Avenue east end (MVTA) Full Depth Mill and Overlay Areas Street From To 133rd Street CSAH 27 Alabama Avenue Alabama Avenue 135th Street Zarthan Avenue Alabama Avenue Zarthan Avenue 134th Street Alabama Avenue 134th Street 133rd Street Brunswick Avenue south end 134th Lane Brunswick Avenue 134th Lane (pavement change) Brunswick Avenue (pavement change) 133rd Street Elaine Court Yosemite Avenue east end Yosemite Avenue CSAH 16 132nd Street Yosemite Avenue 132nd Street Elaine Court Yosemite Avenue Elaine Court 134th Street Yosemite Avenue 134th Street 135th Street 134th Lane CSAH 27 Brunswick Avenue 136th Court Yosemite Avenue east end Natchez Lane N a t c h e z Av -
continued from previous page enue west end Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The properties proposed to be assessed are: All those parcels which driveways access the improvement. The total cost of the improvement is estimated to be $1,966,630.35. It is proposed that a total of $727,155 will be assessed against above described properties. Such assessments, for the Mill & Overlay area in the amount of $1,221 per lot is proposed to be collected beginning in the year 2012 in five (5) equal annual payments including principal and interest, each in the amount annually required to pay the principal over such period with interest at the rate of 5.0 percent beginning the date eh assessment resolution is adopted. Such assessments, for the Full Depth Mill & Overlay area in the amount of $2,970 per lot is proposed to be collected beginning in the year 2012 in fifteen (15) equal annual payments including principal and interest, each in the amount annually required to pay the principal over such period with interest at the rate of 5.0 percent beginning the date the assessment resolution is adopted. The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the whole of the assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of the assessment. The owner may at any time thereafter, pay to the City the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 5.0 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment under Chapter 94.06 of the Savage City Code is available. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota. Written or oral objection will be considered at the hearing, No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of the proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owner(s) as it deems advisable. Any owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within thirty (30) days after adoption of assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon Mayor or Clerk. Persons who will suffer a hardship because of this assessment may petition to the City, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 to 435.195 for deferral. Such deferrals shall be considered on the basis of gross household monthly income and/or exceptional circumstance, as set forth by Chapter 94.05 of Savage City Code, and shall be granted at the discretion of the City Council. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2912) City of Savage Notice of Assessment Hearing Miscellaneous City Charges NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council 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 Monday, October 17, 2011, to consider the adoption of a proposed assessment roll for miscellaneous City charges. Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. Each of the assessments has been proposed in accordance with Chapter 97.08 of the Savage City Code which allows the City to levy an assessment for any services the City is authorized to render, and for which no reimbursement has been received. It is proposed that a fee of $100 shall be added to each assessment to cover administrative and publication costs. It is proposed that assessments shall be collected during calendar year 2012, with interest at the rate of 5.0 percent beginning the date the assessment resolution is adopted. The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the whole of the assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of the assessment. The owner may at any time thereafter, pay to the City the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 5.0 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment under Chapter 94.06 of the Savage City Code is available. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota. Written or oral objection will be considered at the hearing, No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of the proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property
owner(s) as it deems advisable. Any owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within thirty (30) days after adoption of assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon Mayor or Clerk. Persons who will suffer a hardship because of this assessment may petition to the City, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 to 435.195 for deferral. Such deferrals shall be considered on the basis of gross household monthly income and/or exceptional circumstance, as set forth by Chapter 94.05 of Savage City Code, and shall be granted at the discretion of the City Council. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2913) City of Savage Notice of Assessment Hearing Trace Water 2nd Addition Street and Utility Improvements City Project No. 11-11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council 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 Monday, October 17, 2011, to consider the adoption of a proposed assessment roll for City Project 11-11, Trace Water 2nd Addition, that is for street and utility improvements. Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The properties proposed to be assessed are all properties abutting/benefited by the above described improvements. The total cost of the improvement is estimated to be $762,475.94. It is proposed that a total of $762,475.94 will be assessed against the abutting/benefited properties. It is proposed that assessments levied for this project shall be collected beginning in the year 2012 in five (5) equal annual payments including principal and interest, each in the amount annually required to pay the principal over such period with interest at the rate of 5.0 percent beginning the date the assessment resolution is adopted. The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the whole of the assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of the assessment. The owner may at any time thereafter, pay to the City the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 5.0 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment under Chapter 94.06 of the Savage City Code is available. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota. Written or oral objection will be considered at the hearing, No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of the proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owner(s) as it deems advisable. Any owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within thirty (30) days after adoption of assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon Mayor or Clerk. Persons who will suffer a hardship because of this assessment may petition to the City, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 to 435.195 for deferral. Such deferrals shall be considered on the basis of gross household monthly income and/or exceptional circumstance, as set forth by Chapter 94.05 of Savage City Code, and shall be granted at the discretion of the City Council. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2914) City of Savage Notice of Assessment Hearing Delinquent Utility Bills NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council 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 Monday, October 17, 2011, to consider the adoption of a proposed assessment roll for delinquent utility bills. Adoption by the Council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. Each of the assessments has been proposed in accordance with Chapter 51.05 of the Savage City Code which allows the City to levy an assessment for delinquent utility accounts. It is proposed that a fee of $100 shall be added to each assessment to cover administrative and publication costs. It is proposed that assessments shall be collected during calendar year 2012, with interest at the rate of 5.0 percent beginning the date the assessment resolution is adopted. The owner of any property so assessed may, at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the County Auditor, pay the whole of the assessment on such property, with interest accrued to the date of payment, to the City. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of the assessment. The owner may at any time thereafter, pay to the City the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such pay-
ment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above, the rate of interest that will apply is 5.0 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment under Chapter 94.06 of the Savage City Code is available. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the office of the City Clerk, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, Minnesota. Written or oral objection will be considered at the hearing, No appeal to district court may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The Council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of the proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owner(s) as it deems advisable. Any owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minnesota Statute 429.081 by serving notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk within thirty (30) days after adoption of assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten (10) days after service upon Mayor or Clerk. Persons who will suffer a hardship because of this assessment may petition to the City, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 435.193 to 435.195 for deferral. Such deferrals shall be considered on the basis of gross household monthly income and/or exceptional circumstance, as set forth by Chapter 94.05 of Savage City Code, and shall be granted at the discretion of the City Council. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2915) City of Savage Notice of Hearing Proposed Sale Savage Industrial Center Association Economic Development Authority NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Savage Economic Development Authority (EDA) 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 Monday, October 17, 2011 to consider the proposed sale of the following described EDA-owned building: Unit #4, Savage Industrial Center Association, 8206 West 125th Street Unit #7, Savage Industrial Center Association, 8212 West 125th Street Unit #8, Savage Industrial Center Association, 8214 West 125th Street All persons who wish to give testimony in regard to said proposed sale of property are hereby notified to be present as said time and place, and they will be heard. More information can be obtained by contacting Ellen Classen at 952-882-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Date: September 27, 2011 Ellen Classen, City Clerk (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2916) ORDINANCE NO. 688 ORDINANCE TO AMEND SAVAGE ZONING ORDINANCE REZONE OF VILLAGE COMMONS LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS OUTLOT A, GOLF LEARNING CENTER, SCOTT COUNTY, MINNESOTA WHEREAS, the City Council considered and approved the Preliminary Development Plan for Village Commons on September 6, 2011; WHEREAS, City Code Section 152.424, (E) provides that “The City Council approval of the preliminary plan with or without modifications shall constitute zoning approval as well as permission to file the final plat or plans; WHEREAS, the City Council directed staff to prepare findings in support of such approval; NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Savage, Scott County, Minnesota, as follows: Section 1. The Findings In Support of Rezoning Village Commons from Planned Commercial District To Planned Mixed Use District, Specifically PMD-14-Village Commons, Exhibit A (on file in the City Clerks office) are hereby approved and adopted. Section 2. That the Savage Zoning Ordinance and the official City of Savage Zoning Map shall be amended whereby a 14.0-acre parcel of land, the existing zoning of said parcel being PCD, Planned Commercial District, shall be given a specific zoning of PMD-14 – Village Commons, described as follows: Outlot A, Golf Learning Center, Scott County, Minnesota. Section 3. That development of the project shall be in accordance with standards of the PMD – Planned Mixed Use District and general provisions of the Savage Zoning Ordinance, and specifically as follows: Allowable uses for the Phase 1 portion of the site shall be in accordance with R-3 (High Density Residential District) use allowances, Phase 2 shall be in accordance with R-2 (Medium Density Residential Uses), while uses within the commercial component shall be consistent with those allowed within the C-2 (General Commerce District). Perimeter building setbacks shall be consistent with those shown on the approved preliminary site plan, dated July 8, 2011. Section 4. That development of the project shall be in accordance with the approved Preliminary PUD Plan, preliminary plat, preliminary site plan, utility, grading, drainage and erosion control plans, landscape plan, and building elevations dated July 8, 2011. Section 5. That this ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication. Passed by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Savage this 6th day of September, 2011. (Published in the Savage Pacer on Saturday, October 1, 2011; No. 2908)
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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
Executive Assistant/ Accountant needed for Family Office. Resume: Amanda@lhhendrickson.com
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 contractors.com
Tax Preparer Seasonal Chaska CPA firm seeking an experienced, fulltime seasonal tax preparer. Pay based on experience. Flexible hours. Send Resume to: email@example.com or fax 952-448-2705. THE 9 HAIRSYLISTS AT THE HAIR MATE Invite you to join them if you are an experienced beautician/ barber/ hair stylist & manicurist/ pedicurist. Call Gina Tupy 612616-5550 or Harry Tupy 612-720-6201.
Full time Bookkeeper Duties inc. A/P, A/R, job costing, Reconciling bank recs, and financials. Accounting background a must. Please send resumes to: lori.horkey@ keylandhomes.com
Catering Food Service at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Looking for reliable people with a flexible schedule, preferrable to have previous food service experience, but not required. Competitive pay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Part time. Custodial / Maint. Ice Rink P.T. Seasonal $9.00/hr weekday evening and weekend hours avail. Includes ice resurfacing, run skate shop, general maint. Apply at Chaska Community Center Front Desk, 1661 Park Ridge Dr, Chaska MN 55318
Front Desk/ Night Auditimmediate opening. Hotel experience required. Apply in person: Best Western Hotel, 511 S. Marschall Rd., Shakopee. Help needed for errands, shopping, cleaning, computer work. Good pay. Bill: 952-4472835 Immediate PT Openings Excellent Pay Flexible FT/PT Customer sales/svc No exp needed will train All ages 17+ Conditions apply Call Now: 952-746-8999 Local Bookstore hiring FT/PT positions. See www.BooksMN.com for more information. Newspaper Route: Weekday/Weekend Routes now avail. Bloomington area. Must be 18 yrs. & have own vehicle. (952) 451-8188
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Director Secondary Ed. Shakopee Schools. Resp. for leadership for all sec. instruction; curric/instruct; staff devel; prof devel/eval of all sec. Admin; data/ assessment/ district technology. Requires: Admin licensure, MA, exp w/data and assessment, extensive knowledge of technology. For more info go to: www.shakopee.k12.mn.us/ and apply to posting number 1311. Come see us at the APEX JOB FAIR! 124 Columbia Court, Chaska, MN 55318 Date: Wed, October 5th, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Individuals should have: Production & assembly experience Ability to pass a basic skills evaluation High school diploma or GED equivalent required Overtime is Available! 3rd, 2nd and 1st shifts Available: $10+/hr o Production/assembly o Sanitizing o Compounding CALL 952-915-2000 WITH QUESTIONS
Fulltime position consists of selling used automotive parts with unlimited earning potential We're looking for someone to join our team that has self motivational skills, nice and courteous to customers, both on the phone and in person. Good computer skills and has the ability of selling. Hours will be 7:45am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Benefits include: Paid holidays and vacation, uniforms and a health plan. Starting pay is $13 per hour and up depending upon experience, and switching to commission. E-mail resume to; email@example.com Or apply in person at: Metro Auto Salvage Inc, 11710 E 263 rd St. Lakeville, MN 952-461-8285
4 Day Work Week! FSI International, located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has Technician opportunities available for candidates with strong electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting experience.
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FSI International, located in Chaska, a global supplier of surface conditioning equipment and technology, currently has Technician opportunities available for candidates with strong electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting experience. To view additional opportunities and to apply online, please go to www.fsi-intl.com See this & other employment ads in this week’s Classifieds
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:
The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine is also accepting applications for the following positions:
Nursing Assistants LPN/RN
Starting wage $13.25 per hour DOE No DUI's, must have Class D license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age Positive Connections 460 N Hickory Street Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-0899
Program Counselor (Shakopee) Thomas Allen Inc. 1 yr Exp working with developmental disabilities preferred, Driver's lic, insur., clean record required. Week 1: Wed 49pm, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Week 2: Wed 4-9pm, Sat 8:30am-4:30pm. Contact: Deebaas@thomasalleninc.com
.7 fte – all shifts 5 p.m – 9 p.m. Please apply online at: www.stgertrudes shakopee.org EEOC
Rug Binder/Sewer. Chaska rug manufacturer has an immediate opening for a rug binder/ sewer. Qualified candidates must have sewing experience, attention to detail and be able to lift light rugs. Competitive pay. Please contact Susan @952-448-9602.
Snow Removal We want you! Sub-contractors & operators of our own equipment. Plow operators, Bobcat operators, Shovelers and Snowblowers. We pay for exp., quick cash, paid immed. Flex. hours. Could lead to FT. 952-393-PLOW (7569) MoveSnowNow@ gmail.com
LearningRx in Savage continues to grow! If you have a passion to help students excel, consider joining the LearningRx team of cognitive trainers! LearningRx uses clinically proven techniques to get to the root cause of learning struggles and help students excel academically. 10-25 hours/week. Great pay plus bonus! To learn more visit www.learningrx.com Interested parties send cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEELS SCHEELS is hiring Part Time sales and cashiers at our Eden Prairie Store. SCHEELS is the leader in athletic and fashion shoes and clothing. Applicants must enjoy working with people and providing outstanding customer service. We offer a flexible schedule, competitive wages, and the best employee discount program in the industry. Hours consist of evenings and weekends. Strong communication skills and light to moderate lifting is required. SCHEELS is located in the Eden Prairie Center. Stop by our customer service counter to fill out an application or call Amy at 952-826-0067.
The Lutheran Home Campus is seeking a full-time Maintenance worker. Must have a special boilers license and a valid driver’s license. Experience in long term care is preferred.
For additional information or to apply online, visit The Lutheran Home Association website at www.tlha.org or call (952) 873-2164. An Equal Opportunity Employer
407 7th Street NW New Prague, MN 56071 EOE
2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train
TEEN CENTER SUPERVISOR The City of Shakopee seeks to fill a part-time position supervising daily activities and DJ/Band events at Enigma Teen Center. Late afternoon, evening and weekend hours; 4 to 15 hrs per week. Requires good communication and customer service skills. Live sound/music experience a plus, but not required. Must be at least 18 yrs old. Starting Wage: $9.80 - $10.38 per hr. Position open until filled. For more information and an application, visit www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/employment.cfm or call (952)233- 9320. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837. EOE.
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Core Aeration $59
Quality Remodeling and Home Repairs
Ken's HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Installations & Home Improvements. Call Ken: 952-445-1836
Greg Anderson Painting 4 generations experience. Painting, staining, enameling. Taping repairs. 952-445-6816
952-440-1131 Turfboys.com Schmidt and Son Lawn Care Aerating Leaf clean-up Mowing for 2012 Contracts
A Minnesota Greenstar Qualified contractor
References, Lic & Ins Mn Lic. 20632058 Kevin Hayes
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Completely Enclosed Truck Very Reasonable Rates
952-758-2552 We Haul Moving New Prague
NEED HANDYMAN? Little Job Expert! For all the odd jobs needing Attention!!! Painting: • Interior & Exterior Finish Carpentry: • Basements • Bathrooms • Ceramic Tile • Sheet Rock & Taping Dennis 952-334-1755 952-445-9034
Handyman Ser vices PROFESSIONAL, PROMPT, COURTEOUS SERVICE 28 YEARS OF TRADE EXPERIENCE Bob Wagner (952) 686-4833 www.bobshandymanservices.com for available services and rates. Fully Insured LOW HOURLY RATES, TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD AND WE WILL MAKE A DEAL!
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Bruce Mackenthun Does It All! WindowDoor- Deck specialist! Professional services. 952-270-9166. Lic #20452534 Ins. www.brucedoesitall.com
651-480-3400 sundanceexteriors.com 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!
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S.R. PAINTING: 18 yrs. exp. Insured. Commercial/Residential. Interior/Exterior. Wood finishing, Enameling, Custom Texturing, Water Damage, Wallpaper Removal. Deck Refinishing. Quality conscious perfectionist! Estimates/Consultation
Steve Ries, 612-481-8529 “Bill's Painting” Exterior/ Interior/ Decks. 29 yrs/ guaranteed work. 10% scheduling discount. 952-448-6633/ 952-220-1090
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
PLUMBING/SEPTIC Father/ son plumbing company. Licensed, bonded, insured. Working for you! R&D Plumbing952-237-0115
Plumbing, heating, remodel and repair, new construction. 952-4922440
MJ Painting Interior/ Exterior painting & staining. 952-445-2904 Marvin Jeurissen
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
KREUSER ROOFING, INC.
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Breimhorst Painting. Interior/ Exterior. Insured. Albie: 952-261-2234 Ext. painting Honest fair pricing. 25 yr. exp. 952913-7808
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Storm damage repairs Defective shingle claims Family owned & operated Thousands of satisfied customers Professional and Courteous Lic# 20632183
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952-882-8888 Call today for your Free Inspection! Family Owned & Operated www.capstonebros.com Lic# 20609967
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Regal Enterprises, Inc. Roofing, siding, windows, gutters. Insurance work. Since 1980. regalenterprisesinc.net 952-201-4817
UPHOLSTERY Discounted fabrics... drapes, bedspreads, residential/ commercial. 38 years' experience. 952-447-4655
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Southwest Eye Care is seeking a PT scribe/receptionist for our growing Chaska office. Duties include assisting doctors with data entry/charting, scheduling appointments, checking in patients, answering phones, insurance billing. Hours include evenings and 1 Saturday/month. Previous experience in a medical setting preferred. E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 952-466-3936.
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Storage/Vehicles INDOOR/ OUTDOORBoat, RV, etc. storage. Josh: 612-221-0275
Polaris Xplorer 300 4X4 1999 with plow, gun rack, tote box. Starts and runs great. Gently used. $2400 952-3888456
2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630
1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172
2007 27' Colorardo RL 5th Wheel, 2 Slide $29,500 or best offer. 507-934-4834 M-F after 5:30
2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. $8,800. 952836-6773
Cars 2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Classic with Vance & Hines pipes. New tires. 10,895 miles. Mint condition. $5900 Call (952) 934-7358
$$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7
StarTribune Newspaper Carrier Needed immediately Shakopee & rural Waconia Weekend routes. For further information see our website at;
Seasonal Positions Driver, paving experienced dump truck operator, class B+, clean driving & background records, immediate employment with 6 month term, 2 month full time-4 month weather dependent. Contact Craig 612369-5412 PT Seasonal snow plow operator, experienced with snow removal and operation of John Deere equipment. Will train the right person. Reliable transportation and self starter. Call 763-4288560, or fax resume to 763-428-8750
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
2000 Polaris Sportsman 500. Green, H.D. Winch Rear basket. Like new Tires Rides-Drives Perfect. Great condition $2,750. 952-215-5421
1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $9,500. 612720-2262
1998, Bayliner Capri Fish & Ski boat, 19 ft. 135HP. Inboard, stored inside. Excellent condition $6900. 952-4126417
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
94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or email@example.com
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
27' 2007 Palomino Thoroughbred, 1 slide out, triple bunk, queen bed sleeps 7-8. $15,500. Call Mitch 612-325-7365
$$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166
2005 black Yamaha R6, 6,000 miles. Yoshimurd customized exhaust. With OEM cover & tank bra. $5,500. 952-3610142
CASH$$ We buy guns SPORTS STOP Shakopee 952-445-5282
Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110
EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart with Rear Seat. White with White Top and Seats. $2195. 952-2390446
5'x10' enclosed utility trailer, $1100. 612-8592015
1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36' motorhome, great condition, sleeps 6, 60,000 miles, $31,900 or best offer. Call Gary at 952492-1129.
1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737
2001 Camper, 32', 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, 612-720-8683/ 612-5990184
2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905
2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264
2003 Harley Softtail Deuce Anniversary model. 5500 miles. $13,000. 952-447-4280
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1968 T-Bird, 429 automatic, new gas tank, tires, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes. Runs. Needs Restoration. Asking $1500. 952-448-2015
1976 Chevy Nova hatchback, 305 AT, new tires & exhaust. Runs/ drives great, fun car to drive! $3,000/BO. 952447-8169
1989 Volvo 240DL. 118K, AT, CD, New tires, battery, tabs, and more. 4 cyl, provides great gas mileage. $2500. 952-440-2469
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
Sport Util Vehicles
2000 Chev ¾-ton ext. cab 4x4. Burgundy/silver, newer Boss V-plow. Rarely used. 140K. 6.0L. Excellent condition, all records. $15,500/BO. 612-8683768
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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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
1998 Dodge Stratus, 6 cyl, AT. 156K. $1,500. 952-445-6173
2003 Jetta TDI 5-Speed manual. Up to 57/mpg hwy. 125,000 plus miles 1 owner. Excellent condition $7300. 612-8400884
Jeep Wrangler 1990 5spd. manual. Black w/gray interior. AM/FM radio. Well maintained. 170,000 Runs great! $2500 612-799-5024
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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Belle Plaine Sales
Thursday, Friday, Sept 29-30, Saturday, Oct. 1 9am-6pm 222 N. Ash St., Belle Plaine Estate sale. Many antiques Jewelry. Assorted tools. Cash only, no checks
Garage Sale- crystal glasses, carpets, metalframed pool, baby/ kids items, kids bikes, scooter, toys, tricycle, crib, costumes, Princess dresses. 9/30, 10/1, 9am-3pm. 8123 Marsh Dr.
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MULTI FAMILY! Thursday 9/29, Friday 9/30 85pm. Saturday 10/1 8noon. Bikes, sporting goods, books, toys, games, clothing, HH items. Misc. 8123 Stone Creek Dr.
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Prior Lake Sales
CHASKA HUGE MOVING SALE, 848 Newberry Lane. Fri 9/30 8a-5p & Sat 10/1 9a-3p | HH, Women's petite (6-10), tools, antiques, furniture, LOTS of craft, knitting, crotchet & supplies, yarn galore!
Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 8am3pm. 17208 Duck Lk Tr. EP Yard sale. Children's toys. TV. Children's books. One day sale!
Fri/Sat, October 7th-8th, 9am-5pm. Multifamily sale. Baby boy/girl items/toys/clothes. Wii. Eliptical. Electronics. LOTS OF CHEAP ITEMS! DON'T MISS! 14415 Brookmere Blvd NW, Prior Lake
Downsizing Sale! Large and small appliances, electronics, TVs, power tools, lawn tools, furniture, clothing, books, HH. Home décor. Thurs.-Sat. 10/6-10/8, 84. 1256 Quincy Circle.
Thursday - Saturday 10/6, 10/7, 10/8. 8am5pm. House Hold Items, Clothes, Games, Cd's, XBox games, Xmas, A lot of misc. 1189 S. Monroe Street
HUGE Garage Sale: Thurs., 9/29, 12noon5pm. Fri., 9/30, 10am5pm. Sat., 10/1, 10am3pm. Furniture, antiques, collectibles, videos, books, clothes, HH, much more! 6160 W. 154th St.
Empty Nester Clean-out Fri. 9/30 8am-6pm, Sat10/1 8am-3pm. Dish/ glassware, movies (VHS), CDs, books, puzzles, paintings/pictures, figurines, golf, roller blades, toboggan, canoe paddles, sleeping bags, cot, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, luggage, printers, bench grinder, drill press, tools, file cabinet, wheelchair, lots more miscellaneous, priced to sell. 2012 Groveland Way. Cash only. No early birds
Multi-family sale. Sat. Oct. 1, 8:00– 4:00pm Furniture, Holiday decorations, Big & Tall Men's Clothing, lots of Misc. 2370 Schoolmaster Drive, Jonathan
Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 9/2910/1 9am-5pm 15480 CANYON RIDGE. MOVING! Lots of Furniture. Woodworking Tools/Supplies. Pianos/Music. Appliances. Computers. Office. Garden/Patio. Seasonal. A & C. Fabric, and more!
Thurs-Fri-Sat., 9/29-30, 10/1, 9am-5pm. MultiFamily Sale: toys, clothing, books, HH. Boat/ motor (1957) 5.5 HP Johnson & trailer. Decor. 1318 VALLEY ST.
Thurs/Fri/Sat Sept 29Oct 1, 8am to 5pm. 11801 Boulder Bay Rd, Eden Prairie. Multi-family sale. Clothing- infant to adult, Housewares, Books, Baby items.
Eden Prairie Sales
Friday/ Saturday 9-3010-1. MULTI FAMILY! (8-6pm) Sofa/loveseat, furniture, HH, clothes, (some women plus) Bikes, records, dishes, books, much more! 18830 Partridge Circle
Geneva's Daughter Occasional Sale. At the Hub of Jordan, 231 S. Broadway. Thurs, Oct 6th, 10am-5pm. Fri, Oct Sat, Oct 7th 10-8pm, 8th 8am-5pm.
Moving Sale 9/29,9/30, 10/1. 8-4pm. No previews. 45 years of collectibles, stuffed animals, antiques, tools, old electronics. Much more. 16211 Alpine Way
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sept 29th to Oct 1st 9am-5pm. 625 Hooper Ct, Jordan. Garage sale. Drum set, Speakers. Washer. Tools Tools Tools. Sofa. Household items
Jack's BIG Garage/ Yard Sale: 10/1-2, 12noon-6pm. Golf cart, 16' trailer, 2000 Chev 4x4 Ext cab/ plow, antiques, tools, lots of stuff! 19700 JUDICIAL RD. No early birds. Pole Shed Sale! Thur,9/29, Fri,9/30, Sat 10/1 8am-5pm Floral supplies, HH, tvs, girls/adult clothing, much more! Come check us out! 17490 Mushtown Road (Next to Ryan's Park)
Shakopee Sales 503 Timber Court, Sat., 10/8, 8am-3pm. Moving: a little bit of everything, HH, clothes, “old” goodies.
Garage Sale: Clothes, craft items, many misc items. Thurs-Fri., 10/67, 9am-5pm. 910 S. Shumway St. Multi Family Garage Sales. Thursday, 10/6Saturday 10/8. 8-5pm. Saturday 8-noon. 965, 990 Westchester Ave. Furniture, antiques, kitchen electrics, Electronics, home decor, clothing, HH items. Must see, must sell. Cash only
SW Metro Sales Other Areas A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market Vintage, primitives, cottage, fall decor. Thurs-Fri. 10/6-7, 9am-8pm Sat., 10/8, 9am-6pm Sun, 10/9, 10am-3pm Bachman's Minneapolis 6010 Lyndale Ave. S. 651-247-9935 www.agathering offriends.net
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County Road 21 extension: Smooth ride, but is it dangerous? BY SHANNON FIECKE firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossing the new non-signalized intersection near her home in Shakopee’s Southbridge area “freaks out” Lanae Paaverud. A couple of days after she posted her concerns on Facebook, her fears were realized by another driver. A Savage woman’s vehicle was T-boned while attempting to cross the new four-lane County Road 21 at Southbridge Parkway. The woman’s side air bags deployed, but neither she nor her child was seriously injured. “It’s nerve-racking,” said Paaverud, who lives on Oxford Road and crosses the county road regularly to get to Savage. “Part of it’s because  is so wide and there is no speed limit. If there are four lanes going 55 miles per hour and two lanes of turning traffic, that’s really difficult to get across.” Safety at the 21 and Southbridge Parkway intersection is just one of the complaints residents have lodged since County Road 21 opened to traffic three weeks ago.
DANGER? Savage resident Lisa Alland was attempting to cross County Road 21 from southbound Southbridge Parkway on Sept. 21 when she was hit by a work van driven by a Prior Lake man. Alland said she would like to comment but has been advised by an attorney to not speak about the incident. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate said he hasn’t reviewed
Mitch Rasmussen the accident report yet but has had extra patrols monitoring the speed in the area since the road opened. “We haven’t noticed a significant speeding problem yet,” he said. The median lacks ample room for vehicles and pedestrians to wait for passing traffic, so people must be confident that both directions of 21 are clear. A bend in the section of 21 south of the intersection makes it more difficult to gauge traffic, said Paaverud. Anticipated traffic volumes didn’t warrant a signal at the intersection when the road was built, engineers said, although the county anticipates one will be needed in the future. “People have raised that concern of accidents once County Road 21 opens up,” said Bruce Loney, public works director
for the city of Shakopee. “The Rasmussen noted that 21 is a county has the jurisdiction of major roadway and he wouldn’t the intersection, so any chang- advise children to cross there. es would need to be approved by A pedestrian underpass is Scott County. We will monitor available nearby to navigate the intersection along with the between Southbridge’s neighcounty to see what modifica- borhoods. tions are needed.” Paaverud would like solar The county has standards warning lights attached to and thresholds it considers the stop signs at Southbridge when determining whether traf- Parkway, which is the only nonfic signals are needed. County signalized intersection along Engineer Mitch Rasmussen the new road. said engineers are watching She also believes a lower the intersection, and the Sept. speed on 21 would make the 21 ac cident crossi ng a will become little safer. p a r t of t he No speed county’s relimit has cord. been estab “We don’t lished for the just open road, which the road up requi res a and walk state analyaway. We are sis. Until watchi ng it then, the all the time,” limit is the he said. “We maximum 55 know it takes mph. tweaking to T he road get it as close has no speedto perfect as limit signs, Mitch Rasmussen we can.” a lt hou g h a County Engineer A four40 mph sign way stop at left from conthe intersection would cause struction is still up near the 21/ accidents, because motorists County Road 18 intersection. don’t expect one on a major The county has asked the thoroughfare like 21, Rasmus- state to determine the approprisen said. ate speed for the county road, “You don’t see stop signs on but the study couldn’t be done 42,” he said. until vehicles began using the Rasmussen encourages driv- road, according to Rasmussen. ers who are turning left from Only the state has the authority southbound Southbridge Park- to set the speed. way onto northbound County Engineers consider traffic Road 21 to instead take South- and speed patterns and tend to bridge north, which is a safer set the speed limit at the 85th movement. percentile of what motorists
are driving, Rasmussen said. Also still to be completed is the Eagle Creek Transit Station lot at the intersection of 21 and 16. The park-and-ride lot, anticipated to open in May, will replace the BlueXpress stop at Safe Haven for Youth in Prior Lake. Drivers have noticed longer waits at the realigned intersection of Southbridge Parkway/ County Road 18 since County Road 21 opened. However, it’s likely much of the excess traffic is due to vehicles trying to avoid the interchange construction at County Road 101 and Highway 13 in Savage, said Rasmussen. During a recent weekday morning, county traffic engineer Tony Winiecki observed the heaviest wait times between 7 and 7:30 a.m. After a half hour, all waiting north- and east-bound traffic could make it through when the green light turned. However, westbound traffic was still heavy, with a backup nearly to Crossings Boulevard, at 7:45 a.m. “Bot h people on Cou nty Road 18 and Southbridge Parkway are having to wait fairly equally,” Rasmussen noted. “We’re getting a backup on 18 even though it’s given more of a free movement.” As the novelty of using the new 21 wears off and once the 13/101 interchange is complete, Rasmussen expects traffic to disperse more evenly throughout the area. “It will take some time for traffic to sort itself out,” he said.
“We are also watching and adjusting the timing of the signal at 18 and 21,” he said. Rasmussen said the 21 extension is an important northsouth connector for the county road network. The clogged Bloomington Ferry Bridge will continue to be a problem, he said, but the county can only control the roads within its border. “I empathize with people,” said Rasmussen. “I don’t like sitting in traffic, either. But it’s not our road. We don’t control when it gets expanded or how. We are at the table, though, talking with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.” MnDOT estimates it would cost $44 million to widen the Bloomington Ferry Bridge and its approaches. It can’t simply make the temporary restriping of lanes used during spring flooding permanent, because it doesn’t meet federal highway standards.
manship, will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. P a r t icip at i n g do g s w i l l come from all of the American Kennel Club’s recognized g r oup s : s p o r t i n g , hou n d , working, ter rier, toy, nonsporting and herding. Handlers showing the dogs will come from across the country and range in age from 9 years to senior citizens. One of the highlights of the show is junior showmanship in which handlers are 9 to 17 years old. More than 50 young people are expected to compete during
er will host the second annual Project Community Connect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. F riday, Oct. 28 at the Minnesota School of Business in Shakopee. Project Community Connect is a one-day event where services and information are available for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The event brings together citizens, nonprofits, government and businesses to address the needs of those in the local community who are economically challenged. Services include housing,
employment, legal services, benefits, community resources, haircuts, Minnesota identifi cation, birth certifi cates, basic medical care, dentistry and more. Project Community Connect is part of a 10-year plan to end homelessness in the local community. To sponsor or donate to the event, contact scottcarrverPCCdonations@gmail.com To volunteer contact scottcarverPCCvolunteer@gmail. com The organization’s Web site is www.scottcarverPCC.org
“We don’t just open the road up and walk away. We are watching it all the time. We know it takes tweaking to get it as close to perfect as we can.”
Issues raised by drivers * Safety of motorists attempting to cross County Road 21 at Southbridge Parkway/Pike Lake Road * Longer backups near Highway 169 * Proximity of road to Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee * No speed limit set yet for the new road
VFW sponsoring essay contests with $500 in awards The Prior Lake VFW is sponsoring two contests for students with awards totaling $500. The Voice of Democracy contest is for students in grades nine through 12 with a first place award of $ 300. The Patriots Pen essay contest is for students in grades six through eight with a fi rst place award of $200. Details and applications can
be found on the VFW Web site at www.VFW.org. The deadline to apply at the Prior Lake VFW is Nov. 1. For information, contact Denise Schmidt at 952994-2588.
Kennel Club Dog Show is Nov. 19-20 at Canterbury The 2011 Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show, which attracts more than 1,200 dogs i n a l l-bre e d con for m ation competition and junior show-
the 2011 show. This year’s show will feature an exhibit of rare and newly recognized breeds. The Saturday show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday show times are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $8. Senior 62 and older are admitted for $4. Children 12 and under get in free.
Project Community Connect comes to Shakopee Oct. 28 Heading Home Scott-Carv-
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